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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1930

 

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The News-Sentinel

1930

Thursday, January 2, 1930

Mrs. Margaret KENT, aged 85, who had lived for the past 56 years on a farm seven miles south of Rochester, died at 7:30 Thursday morning at her home. Death followed an illness of several years with complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
Margaret [TILDEN], daughter of John and Eliza TILDEN, was born at Deedsville, Ind., on March eighth, 1845 and upon reaching womanhood was married to George KENT. Mr. Kent passed away 14 years ago. The deceased was a member of the Fulton United Brethren Church.
Surviving are six children: William [KENT], of South Bend, John [KENT], of Millersburg, Dr. B. R. KENT and Mrs. Myrtle DOUD, of Fulton, Mrs. Jennie JACKSON, of Rochester, and Mrs. Anna ROBBINS, at home; two brothers, Robert TILDEN, of Converse, and Austin TILDEN, of Oregon.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren Church. Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

John B. BUSSERT, aged 69, died at seven o'clock Wednesday evening at his home six miles southeast of Plymouth. Death was due to pneumonia from which he had been ill since Saturday.
Surviving are his wife, five brothers, Salem [BUSSERT] and Daniel [BUSSERT] of Rochester; Ambrose [BUSSERT], Berkeley [BUSSERT] and Loren [BUSSERT], of South Bend. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with Rev. Hiley BAKER of Argos in charge.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 this afternoon at the Kewanna Methodist church for Mrs. Myrtle Fay HENDRICKSON, 46, of South Bend, who died Tuesday afternoon at the St. Joseph's hospital in that city following nine months illness of paralysis. Interment was made in the Round Lake cemetery near Grass Creek.
The deceased [Myrtle Fay URBIN] was born in Kewanna, Ind., on March 31, 1883, and moved to South Bend 18 years ago from Kewanna. Her marriage to Harry HENDRICKSON took place Jan. 30, 1904. Surviving are her husband; her mother, Mrs. Harriet URBIN, of Kewanna; four children, Mrs. Carrie EATONS, Jeannette [HENDRICKSON], Harry [HENDRICKSON, Jr] and Betty Jean [HENDRICKSON], all of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. George BOOKS, of Marion, Ind., and two brothers, T. F. URBIN, of South Bend, and Guy URBIN, of Kewanna.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Mentone for Mrs. Dollie DEATON, aged 27, wife of Orien B. DEATON, who passed away at her home north of Mentone Tuesday morning after a week's illness caused by pneumonia.

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank RUSH, who died suddenly Sunday night, will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence, 1316 Madison Street. Rev. D. S. PERRY will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Harry CASTLEMAN, a daughter living in Phoenix, Arizona, arrived home Thursday afternoon to attend the funeral.

Friday, January 3, 1930

James H. FISHER, a resident of Winona Lake and known by Rochester persons died at his home Thursday. The funeral will be held at Warsaw on Saturday. He was a native of Mexico, Ind., and was prominent in Baptist circles in the state. Mrs. Fisher is a niece of Mrs. W. H. DENISTON of Rochester.

Saturday, January 4, 1930

Mary E. LEMON, 81, a resident of the Fulton community ever since she was eight years old, died at 12:30 Friday afternoon at her home in Fulton. Death followed an illness of several years with complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
The deceased [Mary EARLY] was born in Pennsylvania in 1848 the daughter of Isaac and Mary EARLY. In 1868 she was married to Henry LEMON, now deceased. She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert MATHEWS, south of Fulton; Mrs. C. A. REED, of Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. C. A. McKINNEY, of Detroit, Michigan. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Fulton United Brethren Church with Rev. G. R. CRANE in charge. Burial will be made in the Fletcher Lake cemetery.

Monday, January 6, 1930

Harvey LeRoy BRYANT, aged 49, well known building contractor and life long resident of Fulton county, died at 8:30 Sunday morning at his home at 518 Indiana Avenue. Death followed a lengthy illness with a tumor of the spine and for the past ten months he had been bedfast.
Mr. Bryant was born on September 22, 1880 on a farm in Newcastle Township the son of David W. and Emmaline (CARR) BRYANT. On November 23, 1901 he was married to Miss Eva P. HAYWARD and most of their married life was spent in Rochester. He united with the Baptist Church in this city on October 31, 1920. He also was a member of the carpenters Union at Peru.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Miss Pauline BRYANT, of South Bend and one son, Devon BRYANT, of Indianapolis. Two children are deceased. Two brothers, Austin BRYANT of Arlington, Washington, Vernon BRYANT, of Granite Falls, Washington and one uncle, Ben CARR, of near Rochester, also survives.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist Church. Rev. J. B. GLEASON will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. G. R. CRANE, of Fulton. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Arley MORRIS has been called to Tiskilwa, Illinois, by the death of his wife's mother, Mrs. R. C. ALLEN, which occurred Sunday afternoon following a long illness. Mrs. MORRIS, and son Bobby [MORRIS], have been in Tiskilwa for several weeks.

Tuesday, January 7, 1930

Mrs. Earl ARTER, of Akron, was called to Indianapolis Monday upon receipt of word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Ralph BARRETT. Mrs. Barrett had been down to the business section of the city doing some shopping when she dropped dead on the street. Passers by found an identification card on her person and she was immediately removed to a morgue. Survivors are the husband, one son and her mother, Mrs. GERARD, north of Akron, and Mrs. ARTER.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Sarah TABER, 85, at her home south of Plymouth. Mrs. Taber died Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nellie SOICE, in South Bend, following an illness of five days. The deceased is well known in this community where she has often visited.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Susie BUSSERT, of Plymouth, and Mrs. SOICE, three sons, John E. TABER, of South Bend, Samuel TABER, of Plymouth and Howard [TABER], of Niles, Michigan.

Wednesday, January 8, 1930

[no obits]

Thursday, January 9, 1930

Game Wardens Cy STOUT and Ray CONN will attend the funeral services for George MANNFIELD Friday, in Indianapolis. Mr. Mannfield died yesterday in a hospital in Indianapolis from pneumonia. The deceased was the head of the fish and game department of the Conservation department.

Mrs. Martha WAECHTER, 66, for many years a resident of Akron, died at ten o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chris FLECK, in Montana. Five weeks ago Mrs. Waechter underwent a major operation at Woodlawn Hospital and was removed to the home of her daughter two weeks ago. Mrs. Waechter had been in ill health for the past year.
The deceased [Martha SECRIST] was born on a farm near Akron the daughter of John and Jane SECRIST. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Adam WAECHTER. Following the death of her husband 16 years ago Mrs. Waechter went to Mentone to live with her daughter. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America at Mentone and the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving other than the daughter are four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Mentone Methodist Church with the pastor of that church officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

A telegram was received by Miss Trude HOOVER, this morning, announcing the demise of her brother, Schuyler C. BARKDOLL, in a hospital at Detroit, Michigan, this morning.
The deceased was well known in Rochester by many of the older people. He was a son of the late Samuel A. and Aletha BARKDOLL, born in this city April 5, 1861 and was therefore aged 68 years, 3 months and 4 days.
His childhood was spent in Rochester and he was an attendant of the public schools. Later he attended college at Tiffin, Ohio, and was united in marriage with Miss Alice FREYMAN, in Tiffin in the year 1885. To their union four children were born, the wife and children having preceded husband and father to the home beyond this temporal vale. He was a resident of Detroit, Mich., for the past thirty years, where he enjoyed the friendship, confidence and esteem of a large circle of acquaintances.
Many years ago he was engaged as an empoye in the log planing mill in Rochester located where the H. and H. Lumber Company plant is now located, owned by the firm of BARKDOLL & KENNEDY and he remained with his father in said mill until he departed for school at Tiffin.
Many citizens will regret to learn of his demise. He was a man who held the friendships of many Rochester people. The funeral services will be held in Detroit, Saturday, and interment at that place.
Relatives from Rochester will attend.

Friday, January 10, 1930

Cornelius ALSPACH, 63, a life long resident of Fulton County, died at 11:45 Friday morning at his home in Talma, death following an illness of five years' with complications of diseases, however his condition had only been serious one week.
Cornelius, son of Rufus and Adeline ALSPACH, was born on a farm in Fulton County on January 30th, 1866. On December 26th, 1894 he was married to Mary B. ARNETT and all of his married life had been spent in the Talma community. He was a member of the community. He was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Henry R. [ALSPACH] of near Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Edna R. EMMONS, of Osceola, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Cora BEERY, west of Rochester, and Mrs. Lucetta MICKEY, near Talma; two brothers, Mack ALSPACH, of Mentone, and John ALSPACH of near Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at ten o'clock at the United Brethren Church in Burket for Mrs. Anna ENGLE, 64, who died Wednesday at her home northeast of Akron. Mrs. Engle had been ill since New Year's day.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. George CROYL, of Aurora, Illinois; five daughters, Inez [ENGLE] and Bernice [ENGLE] at home; Mrs. Elsie LINDY, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Golda NELSON, of Claypool, and Mrs. Erma WEAVER, of near Warsaw; five sons, Odie [ENGLE], of near Akron; Willis [ENGLE] at home; Merle [ENGLE] and Ivan [ENGLE] of Claypool, and Earl [ENGLE] of Silver Lake. Burial will be made in the Palestine cemetery.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl ARTER, in Akron, for Mrs. Arter's sister, Mrs. Ralph BARRETT, of Indianapolis, who dropped dead Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in the Tippecanoe cemetery.
Mrs. Barrett was the daughter of Mrs. Nancy BOWMAN, of near Akron.

Saturday, January 11, 1930

The Cornelius ALSPACH funeral will be held at the Christian Church at Talma on Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Rev. KENNEDY will be in charge. Burial at Hamlett Cemetery near Talma.

Monday, January 13, 1930

George A. JONES, aged 68, of Peru, prominent and highly esteemed business man who spent his summers at Lake Manitou in his cottage on Wolfe's Point, died Saturday afternoon after a two weeks illness caused by pneumonia. Mr. Jones had been in good health until two weeks ago when he contracted a cold which later developed into pneumonia. Mr. Jones was born in White county and has been a resident of Peru for the past 35 years. He operated a hardware store in Peru and at one time operated a hardware store at Fulton. He is a past president of the Indiana Hardware dealers Association. Mr. Jones' gladiola garden at Lake Manitou was one of the show places around the lake. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Peru Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. A number of Rochester friends and also hardware dealers from this county will attend the services.

Miss Flo DELP has received a message from her niece, Mrs. Edith SOLEIM, telling of the death of her father, Charles DELP, which occurred Saturday, at a hospital in Berkeley, California. Death was due to heart trouble and came very unexpected.
Charles J. DELP, son of the late Rev. and Mrs. E. J. DELP, was born in Fulton County, Indiana, and a number of his boyhood years were spent in Rochester, where he attended the public schools, later going to Whiting, Indiana, where he was employed by the Standard Oil Company.
He was married to Miss Rhoda COTTON, of Whiting, Ind., and went to Calif., for the benefit of his wife's health, where she died two years later. They were the parents of one daughter, Mrs. Edith SOLEIM, who resides at Berkeley, Calif. He held a responsible position with the Standard Oil Company at the time of his death. He was on the retired list, but felt he was too young a man to retire, so retained his position.
He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: John DELP, Young America, Ind., Mrs. A. G. ZOOK and Frank DELP, Denver, Ind., and Flo [DELP] and Will DELP, Rochester, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Berks funeral home in Berkeley, with the Elks lodge of that city in charge. Burial will be made in Berkeley.

Relatives here have received word of the death of M. F. WALKER, 68, which occurred at his home in Huntington. Death followed an illness of several weeks with complications of diseases.
Mr. Walker had been employed by the Erie Railroad for many years. Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Miss Pet BLACKETOR, of Rochester, and five children. Mrs. Ted KEIM, south of this city, is a daughter.
[NOTE: Dora A. BLACKETOR married Willard F. WALKER, March 13, 1899. -- Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983. -- WCT]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary CONRAD, former resident of this city who passed away at her home in Logansport last Friday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at the home of her son, Edward CONRAD, north of Logansport. Burial was made in the Spring Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Conrad was the widow of William CONRAD who for a number of years followed the butchering trade in this city. Mrs. Susan BLACK a sister of the deceased who was a guest at the latter's home passed away at the Cass county hospital at 7 o'clock Sunday morning, just 36 hours after the death of Mrs. Conrad.
Surviving with the son, Edward [CONRAD], are three sisters Mrs. Ava MEYERS, of Logansport, Miss Dora COINWELL of Fulton, and Mrs. Matilda KRATHWALD, of Twelve Mile, and one brother, John COINWELL, of Fulton. The Conrads removed from this city a number of years ago.

Christian A. ESTABROOK, aged 89, a life long resident of Cass and Fulton counties, died at six o'clock Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alice NICKELS, near Grass Creek. The deceased had been bedfast for ten months suffering from complication of diseases incident to advanced years.
Christian, son of Henry and Mary ESTABROOK, was born in Harrison township, Cass county, March 31, 1840. He had followed the occupation of a farmer all his life and was a member of the Presbyterian church at Lucerne.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alice NICKELS, of Grass Creek, and Mrs. Cal SMITH, of Lucerne, and one son, J. J. ESTABROOK, south of Rochester. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 at the Lucerne Presbyterian church and burial will be made in the Lucerne cemetery.

Tuesday, January 14, 1930

Funeral services for M. F. WALKER, who died Monday morning at his home in Huntington will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 in Huntington. A number of Rochester relatives will attend the services.

William SECORE, aged 75, expired at his home near Silver Lake yesterday morning. Mr. Secore has been in failing health for more than two years. He is survived by his widow, one daughter and two sons.

Mrs. Emma BEEHLER, 72, a resident of Rochester for forty years, died at eight o'clock Tuesday morning in her home on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Eleventh Street, death being due to a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Beehler who had been enjoying good health suffered a stroke at mid-night and her death occurred a few hours later.
Upon reaching womanood she was married to James GRAY and after his death she married Rudolph BEEHLER, also deceased. Mrs. Beehler moved to Rochester from Culver. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge and the Evangelical Church in this city.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Harley CARR, of near Rochester; Mrs. Ben HALTERMAN, near Akron, and Mrs. Margaret BENJAMIN, at home, and 16 grandchildren. One grandson, Jimmy GRAY, has always made his home with his grandmother.
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made but in all probability the services will be held Thursday afternoon.

Jacob LISEY, 76, a resident of Fulton County for many years, died at 3:30 this morning at the home of his son, John [LISEY], in Kewanna. Death followed a lengthy illness with complications of diseases.
Jacob, son of John and Barbarann LISEY, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio on November 27th, 1853 and came to Indiana in 1864 settling in Liberty Township, Fulton county. One year later he moved to Wayne Township and the remainder of his life was spent in Wayne and Union Townships. He had made his home with his son since 1908. His wife, who was Miss Jennie McMICHAEL, died in 1890.
The son and a step-sister, Lazona ROUCH, of Fulton, are the only survivors. A daughter, May LISEY, died in 1918. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna.

John WELLER, Sr., well known Macy resident, died at his home there Monday afternoon at 2:10, death being due to cancer. Mr. Weller had been ill for the past year.
The deceased was born in Fairfield County, Ohio on April 19, 1858, the son of Michael and Lavina (ALSPACH) WELLER and moved to the Macy community 50 years ago. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Catherine STULTZ. Mr. Weller who followed the occupation of farming was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Masonic Lodges and the Macy Christian Church.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Harry WELLER, of Converse and Wess WELLER, of Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Maude TUCKER, of Akron, and Mrs. Jennie STOFFER, of Montana; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-granchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. READ and Rev. ZECHIEL in charge. Burial will be made at Macy.

Wednesday, January 15, 1930

Mrs. Charles A. GREER, aged 50, died at 10:40 Wednesday morning at her home at 320 North Madison Street, in this city, death being due to heart trouble and dropsy. Mrs. Greer had been ill since the first of September but had only been bedfast since Sunday.
The deceased [Mandie KILE] was born near Peru, Indiana on December 28th, 1879, the daughter of Jacob and Catherine KILE. On October [26, 1910], in Rochester, she was married to Charles A. GREER. Mr. and Mrs. Greer had lived here for the past three years, moving here from Leiters Ford.
Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Hattie Louise [GREER], at home; one sister, Mrs. James GREER, of Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Frank BOWERSOX, of Ora, Ind., and Mrs. Fred MILLER, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the home [with] Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Albert SMITH, age 69, passed away at his home one and one-half miles northwest of Macy Tuesday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock. He had been ill since last Friday, suffering from influenza.
Albert Russell [SMITH], son of Russell and Sarah (Sarry) SMITH, was born on a farm southwest of Green Oak on August 26, 1860. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Ollie Lucina KINGERY, to which union were born twelve children all but one of whom survive. Mr. Smith followed the occupation of farming and lived in the Green Oak and Macy communities all his life. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Survivors, other than the widow, are seven daughters, Mrs. Viola SLUSSER, of Bellevue, Ohio, Mrs. Lola COLLINS, of Fulton, Mrs. Edith CUMBERLAND, of Rochester, Mrs. Bertha McCARTER, Mrs. Lucy SEE, Mrs. Gertrude STAHL and Mrs. Sarah CHAPIN of Macy, four sons, Harold [SMITH] of Fort Wayne, Omer [SMITH] of Rochester, Charles [SMITH] of Kokomo and John [SMITH] of Macy; twenty-three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, John [SMITH] and C. F. SMITH of Macy and one sister, Mrs. Lucy McCARTER of Ada, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held at the Macy Christian Church Thursday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. C. M. READ, pastor of said church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Mud Creek Chapel cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth REED, aged 86, passed away at 8:30 Tuesday evening at the home of her son, James REED, two and one-half miles west of Fulton. Death resulted from a cancerous infection. Mrs. Reed having been in ill health for a period of over a year.
The deceased [Elizabeth IZZARD], who was the widow of John REED, a veteran of the Civil war who preceded her in death a number of years ago, had been a resident of Fulton county for practically all of her life. Mrs. Reed was a member of the United Brethren church of Fulton. Survivors are the son, James REED, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother Charles IZZARD, of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. William HARDING of Fulton, and Mrs. MEYERS, who resides in California.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. O. L. HELTZELL, will be held in the United Brethren church, Fulton, 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Fulton Cemetery.

Thursday, January 16, 1930

Relatives near Kewanna received word yesterday of the death of William Riley FREEL, aged 93, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna BURK in South Bend Wednesday afternoon. Death was due to complications incident to old age. Mr. Freel was born near Lafayette on Nov. 25, 1836, the son of Elisha and Elizabeth FREEL. When a young man he moved to this county to reside and lived in Kewanna until 10 months ago when he went to South Bend to make his home with his daughter. He was a cooper by trade. His wife, who was Emmaline Jane CUMMINGS and whom he married on Sept. 12, 1861, at Royal Center, died eight years ago. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth DUKES and Mrs. Myrtle HICKLE, both of Kewanna and Mrs. BURK and a son Grover [FREEL] of Kewanna. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church in Kewanna. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

The funeral services for Mrs. Charles GREER will be held at the home, 320 North Madison street, Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. William I. EILER in charge.

Friday, January 17, 1930

Harry PETTY, aged 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. PETTY, of Roann, owners and operators of a grocery store, died last night about 5:30, just a half hour after the car that he was driving had careened in the ditch, two and three-fourths miles from Roann. With the boy at the time of the accident were his brother, Fred PETTY, who received a bad gash over the left eye, a scarred hand and numerous cuts and bruises; Katherine HENSLER, who suffered a bad scalp wound, which necessitated the taking of several stitches; Pauline HENSLER, numerous cuts and bruises, and Emily BOSWELL, cuts and bruises.
The party of young people had left Roann in the Petty car right after school was out yesterday and had driven to Wabash to see high waters that have been flooding the town for the past three days. After spending some time there they started home and were in front of the Ben FRITCHIE farm on the Chippewa pike when the accieent happened.

Harry PETTY was driving and in the front seat with him at the time of the accident were his brother, Fred [PETTY], and Katherine HENSLER. The car suddenly swerved and struck a rut. The young lad lost control of it and it struck a telephone pole with a terrific crash. The force of the crash turned the car over with all the young people in it.
Alex PENCE, vice-president of the Wabash County Loan and Trust Company, of Wabash, was going to his home in Roann and happened along at the scene of the accident soon after it happened. He immediately saw that the young lad was the worst hurt of the group.
When he stopped, Harry Petty ran over to him summoning, "I'm killed, I'm killed!" He sat down on the running board of Mr. Pence's car while the rest were getting out of the wreck.
As soon as possible the young people were loaded into Mr. Pence's car and taken to Roann. The injured youth kept urging Mr. Pence to drive faster, insisting all the while that he was dying.
He was rushed to the office of Dr. SMITH where he died a few moments later. He was given a hypodermic to stimulate his heart action but it was of no avail. It was stated this morning that he had always been bothered with heart trouble and it is thought that this might have had something to do with his death.
The thing that probably caused his death was a fractured skull. His left arm was also broken in two places and his feet were badly cut by the shattered glass.
The news of his death was a great shock to Roann people. He was sophomore in the Roann high school and was a lad that was well liked by everyone that knew him
Harry Petty was born in Chicago but the family moved to Roann a year after he was born and he had spent all but about three years of his life there. Surviving him are his mother and father and older brother, Fred.

Mrs. Margaret Jane KELLER, age 80, passed away at the home of her son, David KELLER, two miles northwest of Akron Thursday afternoon at 1:40 o'clock. Mrs. Keller had been in ill health for several years, suffering from complications incident to old age.
Margaret Jane [THOMPSON], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abner THOMPSON, was born in Henry township, Fulton county, Indiana in 1850. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to John KELLER, who preceded her in death in 1923.
Survivors other than the son are one brother, Isaac THOMPSON, of Akron, two half-brothers, Charles [THOMPSON], of Millark, and Frank [THOMPSON], of south of Akron, one daughter, Mrs. Nahman MOORE, west of Akron, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mrs. Martha SHADEL, well known Leiters Ford resident, died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles ANDERSON, in South Bend where she had been visiting for several weeks. Death was due to pneumonia.
The body was taken to the home of her son, Guy SHADEL, at Leiters Ford, Friday afternoon, and in all probability funeral services will be held sometime Sunday. An obituary will be carried in Saturday's paper.

Friends here have received word that Mrs. Belle FOY dropped dead Thursday at her home in Indianapolis. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. The deceased is a sister-in-law of Bert FOY, of Peru, formerly of this city. Her husband died about two years ago. Burial will be made in Peru.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church in Argos for Martin C. DANIEL, aged 68, who dropped dead Wednesday evening at his farm three miles south of Argos while doing his chores. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery near Argos. Daniel's death was entirely unexpected. He had been in Argos Wednesday afternoon and when he returned home apparently was in good health. Daniel was milking a cow at the time the fatal attack occurred. He was found by his wife who went to the barn after her husband failed to come to the house for supper when she called him. Coroner R. C. JOHNSON, of Plymouth, has not as yet filed his report. Survivors are the wife, three sons, Albert [DANIEL], of Argos, William [DANIEL] and Charles [DANIEL], of Plymouth, and a daughter May ROHRER, of South Bend.

The two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George HIMES, 128 East Eighth street, died Thursday evening. Burial was made Friday afternoon in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. A short prayer service was held at the grave with Rev. EILER officiating.

Saturday, January 18, 1930

Relatives in Akron have received word of the death of Mrs. Louis MOORE, aged 27, which occurred at 12:30 Saturday morning at a hospital in Los Angeles, following an illness of nine weeks. Death was due to heart trouble and other complications which developed following the first of a daughter, Laura Jean [MOORE], on December 21.
Mary Frances STUDEBAKER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred STUDEBAKER, was born in Akron on May 5, 1902 and her life with the exception of the past seven years was spent in Akron. She was a graduate of the Akron High School and a short time following her graduation went to California. On January 21, 1927 she was married in Los Angeles to Lewis MOORE, formerly of Indianapolis.
Surviving are her husband and infant daughter, of Los Angeles; her mother, Mrs. Fred STUDEBAKER, and three sisters, Mrs. Earl SAUSAMAN, and Mrs. Harvey ARTER, of Akron, and Mrs. Robert HILLIS, of Logansport.
It is not known if the body will be returned to Akron for funeral services and burial, as no details were given in the message received Saturday morning.

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha A. SHADEL, 76, of Leiters Ford who died Friday at the home of her daughter in South Bend, will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Methodist Church in Leiters Ford. Rev. J. E. McCLOUD, a retired minister from Winamac will officiate and burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The deceased was born at Leiters Ford on June 2, 1853 the daughter of Sullivan and Mary MILLER, and her entire life had been spent there. On January 15, 1874 she was married to Henry SHADEL who died 15 years ago. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist Church and Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary BALL, of South Bend, Mrs. Hattie BIXLER, of Plymouth, and Mrs. Nellie ANDERSON, of South Bend; three sons, S. J. SHADEL, of Trinidad, Colorado, B. Frank SHADEL, of Michigan, and Guy A. SHADEL, of Leiters Ford.

Monday, January 20, 1930

William LYONS, aged 81, a pioneer resident of Mentone, passed away at the home of his son Frank [LYONS] Saturday afternoon. He has been ill for several months. He is survived by four children.

Walter Merle [HUFF], two months old son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. HUFF who live on the BLIGH farm west of this city, died this morning at 9 o'clock. The child has been ill since birth. He was an only child. Funeral services will be conducted at the grave in the Odd Fellows cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. William DELP has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Samuel VanBLARICOM which occurred at Fairmount, Indiana, Saturday morning from internal hemorrhages. Mrs. Van Blaricom, daughter of Hiram and Martha BLACKBURN, was born in Miami County in 1865. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Samuel VanBLARICOM who died two years ago.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Esty SMITH of Fort Wayne, one son, Kenneth [VanBLARICOM] at home, one sister, Mrs. DELP, two brothers, George BLACKBURN of North Manchester and Charles [BLACKBURN] of Atwood. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Fairmount.

George H. [ANDREWS], aged 59, a carpenter at the Culver Military Academy, and former resident of the Richland Center community, died Sunday morning at 10:30 at the Kelly hospital in Argos, the result of injuries received Friday morning. Mr. [Andrews] was assisting in unloading a car of lumber when in some manner he was struck in the abdomen by a heavy piece of lumber.
Mr. [Andrews] was taken to the Kelly hospital in Argos where it was found he was suffering from internal injuries. On Saturday morning he submitted to an operation in an effort to save his life but his condition gradually became worse.
George H., son of William W. and Jane E. ANDREWS, was born on a farm near Richland Center on April 21st, 1871, and all his life with the exception of the past 18 years was spent in that neighborhood. In 1902 at Rochester he was married to Minnie RUSH. Eighteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. [ANDREWS] moved near Culver and for several years he had been employed as a carpenter at the Culver Military Academy.
Surviving are his wife, five children, Enoch H. [ANDREWS], Edna GRAHAM, Thos. [ANDREWS] and Miss Maxine [ANDREWS], of Culver, and Lefa GRUNDER, of Argos, three sisters, Anna ZINK, of Argos, Bertha DUCIUS, of Indianapolis, and Clora REED, of Leiters Ford; two brothers, Charles E. [ANDREWS], of Hibbard, and Claude E. [ANDREWS], of Ft. Wayne.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Richland Center church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there.

Private Memorial services were held at the home of Mrs. KISTLER at Akron at four o'clock Monday afternoon at the same time services were being held at Los Angeles for Mrs. Louis MOORE, who died there Friday morning. Mrs. Moore was formerly Miss Mary STUDEBAKER of Akron.

Tuesday, January 21, 1930

Phillip LUDWIG, aged 78, well known retired farmer of Liberty Township, died at ten o'clock Tuesday morning at his home in Fulton, death being due to a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Ludwig had been ill since Saturday.
The deceased was born in Ohio on April eighth, 1854 and came to Fulton County when a child. Practically all of his life had been spent in Liberty Township. He had followed the occupation of a farmer having only retired last fall when he sold his farm and moved to Fulton. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Fulton Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Mrs. Katherine HOOVER of near Rochester, one sister, Mrs. Laura THOMAS, of Wisconsin, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the Baptist Church in Fulton with the Rev. G. E. BUTLER officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Martha Jane ALLEN aged 69, of Plymouth, who was well known in this city, was found dead in her bed Saturday night. The discovery of the body was made by a roomer in the Allen house. Death was due to heart trouble.

Wednesday, January 22, 1930

Friends of McClellan WILSON, aged 66, well known farmer living five miles northeast of Rochester, were shocked Wednesday morning to learn of his sudden death which occurred at one o'clock. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy.
Mr. Wilson, who apparently had been in the best of health, drove to Rochester Tuesday afternoon after a load of coal. He arrived home about six o'clock and after unhitching his horses went into the house to warm and suddenly became very ill. A short time later he suffered the stroke and his death resulted within a few hours.
Mrs. Wilson, who was visiting relatives in Pennsylvania, left immediately for her home here after being apprised of her husband's death. She is expected to arrive here Thursday afternoon.
George G. McClellan WILSON, son of Seth and Hanna WILSON, was born on January first, 1865 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, and on May sixth, 1889 was married to Mary Amanda MOON. Twenty-one years ago Mr. and Mrs. Wilson moved from Pennsylvania to their present home northeast of Rochester. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church at the Liberty Chapel.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Altha CARRUTHERS, of Argos, and two sons, David [WILSON], at home, and Howard [WILSON], of Tiosa.
Funeral arrangements will not be made until Mrs. Wilson arrives home.

Martha A. MILLER was the oldest of three children of Solomon and Mary MILLER and was the last surviving member of the family. She was born June 2, 1853, and died Jan. 17, 1930, aged 76 years, 7 mo. and 15 days. Her early life was spent upon the farm with her parents.
She was married Jan. 15, 1874, to Henry SHADEL, and to this union six children were born, all of whom are living. Her home has always been at Leiters Ford, where her entire life has been spent raising her family and ministering to the wants of those in need of assistance. If it was a time of sickness or death or distress of any kind, no night was too dark and no day too cold to restrain her from going to the assistance of any neighbor in need.
There are many living witnesses of her willingness to sacrifice her own comfort for the help of others.
All her life she has been a devoted member of the Methodist church to which she was always steadfast and loyal. She was a charter member of the Methodist Ladies Aid Society and the first Noble Grand of the Clover Leaf Rebekah lodge of Leiters Ford. She was active in church and community affairs until the death of her husband Jan. 13, 1920, since which time she has devoted all her interests to her own immediate family.
For the past few years her health had been gradually failing and in Nov., 1929 she was stricken with pneumonia from which she never recovered and her death occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Anderson, South Bend.
She leaves to mourn her passing three daughters and three sons, Mary E. BALL of South Bend, Ind.; Hattie BIXEL, of Plymouth; Nellie ANDERSON, of South Bend; Solomon J. SHADEL, Trinidad, Cal.; B. Frank SHADEL, Michigan City, Ind.; Guy A. SHADEL, Leiters Ford, Ind., twenty-two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services conducted by Reverand H. L. ADAMS.

Thursday, January 23, 1930

[no obits]

Friday, January 24, 1930

Funeral services for the late McClelland WILSON, who died at his farm home three miles northeast of this city Tuesday night will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. George W. TITUS of the First Christian Church of this city in charge. Mr. [Wilson] was a member of the Christian Church of this city. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
It is now believed that Mr. Wilson's death was caused by a blow on the top of his head, which he received Tuesday afternoon while on his way to this city, instead of apoplexy. Mr. Wilson and a neighbor were on their way to this city in a bobsled to get a load of coal.
As the bobsled was passing over the Chicago and Erie railroad crossing on East Fourth Street a bolt in one of the runners which had become loose caught on one of the rails and overturned the bobsled. Mr. Wilson was thrown out of the bobsled his head striking the frozen ground. Mr. Wilson was unconscious for several minutes but was revived and resumed his journey, although he complained of pains in his head.
That evening his relatives were awakened when they heard him groaning, after he had retired. When they went to his bedside he was unable to talk to them and died a few hours later. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage which it is thought was caused by the blow which he received on his head when he fell out of the bobsled. Both of Mr. Wilson's eyes and the side of his head were discolored from the blow.

Saturday, January 25, 1930

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Alice GAST, widow of William GAST, formerly of Akron. Mrs. Gast passed away at her home in Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Lafayett.

Mrs. Clara CURTIS, aged 67, former resident of this city, was found dead in bed Friday morning at her home in Hammond, according to word received here by her sister, Mrs. Ida Crabill. Death was due to heart trouble.
The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed PONTIOUS. For a number of years Mrs. Curtis and her husband (Eli CURTIS] operated the Ere hotel and restaurant and after disposing of their business interests were moved to Hammond.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dan BROWN, of Hammond; two sisters, Mrs. Ida CRABILL, of Rochester, and Mrs. Maude CARNAHAM, of Auburn; four brothers, Ira [PONTIOUS] and William PONTIOUS, of Argos, Sam PONTIOUS, of Lafayette and Frank PONTIOUS, of Athens.
Funeral services will be held in Hammond Sunday afternoon. Monday morning the body will be brought to the Mt. Hope cemetery in Athens for burial with graveside services to be held at eleven o'clock.

Monday, January 27, 1930

Rochester relatives and friends of Mrs. J. E. BEYER were shocked to learn of her sudden death which occurred Sunday noon at her home in Sacramento, California, which followed an attack of heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Beyer, who for many years resided in this city where Mr. Beyer operated a produce establishment and later the light, heat and power company, have for the past fifteen years made their summer home at Winona Lake, Ind., and in the winter resided in California.
Three years ago the Beyers completed a trip around the world and while on this journey Mrs. Beyer suffered an attack of tropical fever. Although recovery from that malady was believed entirely effected, Mrs. Beyer failed to gain her usual good health and had been under physicians care for some time.
Irene OLDFATHER BEYER, aged 68 years, was born at Silver Lake, Indiana in August, 1861 and in the year of 1883 she was united in marriage to J. Edward BEYER, the ceremony taking place at Claypool, Indiana. For a number of years the Beyers resided in Warsaw where through the activities of Mr. and Mrs. Beyer the Winona Lake Institution was founded. Later Mr. and Mrs. Beyer moved to Rochester where they resided for over a score of years. Mrs. Beyer was an active member of the Rochester Methodist church and also a prominent worker in all the civil and social affairs of this community. The deceased is survived by the husband, one son, Earl BEYER, of New York City, and one grandson, Edward BEYER.
Mr. Beyer will arrive in Warsaw Thursday with the body. Funeral services will be held 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Warsaw Methodist church, with the Rev. C. P. GIBBS officiating.

Joseph THOMPSON, southeast of the city, has received word of the death of his brother, William THOMPSON, aged 66, which took place at his home in Lyons, Kansas on January 14th. Death was due to pneumonia. The deceased was born and raised near Richland Center but moved to Kansas a number of years ago.

Tuesday, January 28, 1930

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Wednesday, January 29, 1930

(By A. W. BITTERS)
People of Rochester received an early morning shock today in the heraldry that our aged and greatly esteemed fellow citizen, Charles A. MITCHELL, had finally reached the rubicon of life, the transition from temporal into celestial existence. This is a fact in nature no one should regret, particularly for the subject of this sketch, since he lived long beyond the old biblical average allotment to mankind. His was a busy and valuable walk in this community early chosen as home, and his character such as to form a splendid record and example to follow, for the temperate, earnest, honest, loving kindly manner of his daily deportment was the very mode contributing to an extended longevity.
His mind was a store-house of Rochester and Fulton county history and a strong, retentive, unimpaired mental faculty was his to the last day. No better encomium can here be written in honor of his life than that included in his own writing in first volume of Home Folks, published some years ago. In the opening paragraph of his story in that book, his pencil recorded that:
"Time, in Rochester and Fulton county begins with me in the year 1837 when I was three years of age. In that year my mother, step-father, William METZ, and an older brother, James O. MITCHELL, a baby half-sister and myself came to Rochester from Carroll county, Indiana."
To copy his writing further would entail long repetition, albeit the interest thereof would well justify the space. When it is considered that Mr. Mitchell was the last surviving witness to the departure of the Pottowattomie Indians from Marshall and Fulton counties in 1838, the conception of this generation can have a partial sense of the measure of time his years included. To write a complete obituary for our respected friend, to number his business activities, social experiences, political and commercial ventures, would be to include practically the entire history of Rochester which had its enception as an Indian trading post in 1832.
As a little lad he plied his piscatorial ability with hook and line in the forebay of the old corn-cracker mill at Lake Manitou, erected by John LINDSEY, under contract with the U. S. Government, which building was fast falling into decay at that time owing to removal of the Indians, and not a vestige of the mill remains to mark the site. Attesting the fact that procrastination implies loss, is to admit that Mr. Mitchell bargained to accompany this writer to the spot when opportunity smiled, but the waiting spells penalty and brings regret.
* * * * photo of C. A. Mitchell * * * *
In bidding adieu to our veteran citizen and friend, how weak is our strength and lack of knowledge to fittingly mark the fall of a splendid elm. Oh, it is not in parting that the heart throbs askance, for no query reckons the effect following virtue, no bantering thought considers a denied resplendor in the arisen state for such a valient soldier of civil life, but our only grief is in the withdrawal of his courteous palm, his gentle smile and glad "Good morning" greeting, always an inspiration and a blessing, a privilege and a pleasure. These functions, so generously bestowed and happily received by many acquaintances, old and young, now mark an omission in our lives which can not be filled in mortal sphere. "There is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again," hence this lesson in philosophy finds a lodgement in heart that in God's sweet Will, some future day, our joy will be to hear a glad "Good morning' greeting in that "house not made with hands," such as the upright life of Charles A. Mitchell earned while traveling in this vale of tears. In this boodbye salute it is appropriate to quote the lines of his own selection:

"There is something wondrous in it,
The gleams of days gone by,
Dear sights and sound that are to me
The very means of memory,
And stir my heart's blood far below
Its short-lived waves of joe and woe."

Charles A. MITCHELL, son of James and Jane MITCHELL, was born in Carroll county, Indiana, November 25, 1834; entered higher life Wednesday morning, January 29, 1930, at the home, 617 Indiana avenue, this city, aged 95 years, 2 months, 3 days.
The deceased had been a resident of Rochester since 1837, coming from Carroll county. He twice embraced the bonds of matrimony, first with Miss Isabelle COLLINS, with whom he lived happily until her demise, both dates not given. To their union three children were born, Orton S. [MITCHELL] preceding his father, and Mrs. Estella TRUE and Charles A. MITCHELL, Jr., surviving. There are eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren remaining to honor his name.
The second marital bond occurred in 1916, with Mrs. Jennie BELT, who remains in sorrow because of the passing of a devoted husband.
He was a pioneer member of the M.E. Church, Rochester, the constancy of his conviction being carried out in the rectitude of his nobility of daily life.
Throughout a long and strenuous career Mr. Mitchell was intimately connected with the commercial, industrial and agricultural interests of Rochester and Fulton county. Beginning as a boy he was clerk in several stores of early times. He soon learned the trade of harnessmaker and later conducted a business in that line for many years. When buggy manufacture was at its zenith, he bought and sold such vehicles until motor cars put that out of commission. He also engaged in the real estate business, in which he succeeded very well. His last business venture was the co-partnership of HOOVER & MITCHELL, in the "Nobby" restaurant, from which firm he voluntarily retired some months since by reason of age and the arduous task of caring for his afflicted wife.
For a long term of years, Mr. Mitchell owned and resided in a cottage on the lot now occupied by the Federal Post Office building. [NE corner 8th & Madison]. Here he reared his children, finally disposing of the property to the late Dr. William HILL, from whose estate a deed was made to the United States Treasury Department in 1924.
An eventful life has closed - long recognized as a rule by which to guide those that follow, and whose example is worthy of confidence and trust.
Arrangements for funeral services will be announced later.
C. A. MITCHELL, who died this morning at his home in East Rochester, was a pallbearer at the first funeral which was held in the Odd Fellows cemetery. This fact became known this morning when Frank FLYNN, sexton of the cemetery, was looking through the grave registry. [Catharine ROSS] Mrs. Alexander ROSS was the first person buried in the cemetery.

Friends and relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs. J. H. COOPER 116 Third Street, this city, which occurred Sunday in Hot Springs, Ark., where Mr. and Mrs. Cooper were spending the winter. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis and followed an illness of only 30 hours duration. Due to the high waters in the south and weasther conditions in the north Mr. Cooper has had the body placed in a mortuary. He will bring the body to Rochester about March 1 for burial.

Mrs. Mary FISHER, widow of the late Cornelius FISHER, died Tuesday at her home in Mexico. She was well known in Rochester. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Brethren church in Mexico.

Thursday, January 30, 1930

Mrs. LeRoy MYERS, aged 70, a resident of Rochester for fifty years, died at ten o'clock Thursday morning at her home on Fulton Avenue, death being due to heart trouble and influenza. Mrs. Myers had been in ill health for the past four years, however her condition had only been regarded as serious for two weeks.
Amanda [ZACHMAN], daughter of George and Susan ZACHMAN, was born in Marion, Ohio on April sixth, 1859, and came to Rochester from Culver, Indiana. On December ninth, 1878 she was married to LeRoy MYERS. She was a member of the Evangelical Church in this city and was always active in church work as long as her health permitted.
Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Harry OVERMYER, of near Leiters Ford; three grandchildren, Robert [OVERMYER], Helen [OVERMYER] and Junior OVERMYER; one brother, George ZACHMAN, of California, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary WAGONER, of Rochester, and Mrs. Lefa PHILLIPS, of California. A daughter, Tressie [MYERS], died at the age of six and a son, George [MYERS], was drowned when he was 15.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical Church with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Daniel FRY, life long resident of the Fulton community, passed away at his home at 925 Lindley street, Logansport, Wednesday morning at 11:15. Death was due to pneumonia from which he had suffered for four weeks. Mr. Fry was 74 years of age.
Daniel, son of Israel and Sarah FRY, was born near Miami, Ind., Nov. 1, 1855. He followed the occupation of farming until last November when he moved to Logansport.
Survivors are the widow and four children, Arthur [FRY], of Royal Center, Bert [FRY], of Gas City, Dorcie [FRY] and Mrs. Charles RANS, of Fulton.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist church at Fulton. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Mrs. Edward SCHEUER, aged 28, passed away at her home three miles southwest of Leiters Ford Thursday morning at 5:45. Mrs. Scheuer had undergone a major operation last July at the St. ;Joseph hospital at Logansport and had suffered from complications since then.
Cleta Vivian [WINTERS], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WINTERS, who live west of Monterey, was born in the Monterey vicinity in 1902. She was married to Edward SCHEUER four years ago.
Surviving are the husband, the parents, and three brothers, John [WINTERS], Jr., Carl [WINTERS] and Owen [WINTERS], all of Bass Lake.
Funeral services will be held at the Catholic church at Monterey Saturday morning at ten o'clock with father SCHALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Monterey cemetery.

Funeral services of C. A. MITCHELL, Sr., will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock at the Grace Methodist church. Rev. T. L. STOVALL will have charge of the services and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, January 31, 1930

Quite a number of Rochester people attended the funeral of Mrs. J. E. BEYER at Warsaw Thursday afternoon. The services were held at the Methodist church in that city. Mr. Beyer left last evening with his son Earl [BEYER] to spend the winter with the latter at his home in Aiken, S.C.

Saturday, February 1, 1930

[no obits]

Monday, February 3, 1930

Residents of the Monterey community are greatly alarmed over the death of the fifteen month old child of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond FAULSTITCH, one mile south of Monterey, which occurred Sunday. Death was pronounced due to spinal meningitis and following an illness of only twenty hours.
The body of the child was buried a few hours after its death and no funeral services were held. The Faulstitch home has been placed under quarantine and every precaution possible is being taken. There are four other small children in the family and Mr. Faulstitch is the driver of a hack for the Monterey school.

Mrs. Sarah Isabelle GOSS, 80, practically a life long resident of Fulton County, died Sunday evening at ten o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gus WOODS, 218 West Third Street. Death followed an illness of five days with pneumonia.
The deceased [Sarah Isabelle ALLEN] was born on a farm near the Mt. Olive Church on October 11, 1849 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellas ALLEN. On January 27, 1870 she was married to John GOSS. Mrs. Goss had spent all of her life in this county with the exception of five years spent in Kosciusko County. She was a member of the United Brethren Church in this city having united when 16 years of age.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gus WOODS and Mrs. Otis HUNTER, of Rochester, and Mrs. Minnie MILLIS, of Marion, Ind.; and one son, Obert GOSS, of Rochester; two brothers, Charles ALLEN, of Tennessee, and William ALLEN, of Flint, Michigan, one half-brother, Edward ALLEN, of Forest Grove, Oregon. Fourteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the United Brethren Church. Rev. EILER will be in charge and will be assisted by Rev. KEUBLER. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, February 4, 1930

The body of Mrs. Cora BLOOMER, aged 55, wife of J. W. BLOOMER, of Clinton, Ia., who died in a hospital at Clinton Saturday night following an operation for cancer, will arrive in this city at 1 a.m. tonight, relatives in this city have been advised. Mrs. Bloomer [Cora GIBBONS] was a daughter of Butler and Amanda GIBBONS. For many years she was employed at the Rochester Shoe Factory, moving to Clinton 20 years ago. Mrs. Bloomer was a sister of the late Dan GIBBONS who died here several weeks ago. Her only survivor is her husband. No funeral arrangements have been made. The body will be taken from the train to the Foster Chapel on West

Sixth street.

Wednesday, February 5, 1930

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Mae BLOOMER, aged 54, who died in a hospital at Clinton, Iowa, Sunday morning following an operation for the removal of cancer will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. Dan GIBBONS, 222 East Sixth Street. Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Bloomer [Cora Mae GIBBONS] was born near Argos on May 1, 1875 the daughter of Butler and Amanda GIBBONS. Nineteen years ago she left this city to make her home in Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Bloomer, who was a member of the Congregational Church at Clinton, has been ill for the past four and a half months. Survivors are the husband, J. W. BLOOMER, whom she married in this city on November 20, 1899, and a brother, Jay GIBBONS, of Mishawaka.

Aurelius VANDERMARK, life long resident of Mentone, was found dead in his bed at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Heart trouble from which he had suffered for a number of years was the cause of his death. Mr. Vandermark was about 65 years of age and was a retired farmer. A widow, Mrs. Nevada VANDERMARK, one daughter, Charlotte [VANDERMARK], of Mentone, Mrs. Mary BIDELMAN, a sister, residing near Mentone and two grandchildren survive. One daughter preceded him in death.

Jonas BIDDINGER, 87, one of the pioneer citizens of the Leiters Ford community, died at noon Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Best. Death was due to complications of diseases incident in advanced years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cora KOFFEL, of near Rochester, Mrs. George BEST, and Mrs. Lee WAGONER, of near Leiters Ford, and a son, Albert BIDDINGER, of Culver.
Funeral arrangements and obituary will be carried in Thursday's paper.

Thursday, February 6, 1930

Friends in this city have received word of the death of J. C. PHIPPS of Indianapolis for many years a traveling salesman for the Gus Habich Sporting Goods Company. Mr. Phipps for many years spent his vacation at Lake Manitou.

Funeral services for Jonas BIDDINGER, aged 88, pioneer resident of the Leiters Ford community, will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the Luckenbill chapel in Leiters Ford. Rev. STRANG, of Lapaz, will officiate and burial will be made in the Leiters I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Biddinger died at ten o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Della BEST, following an illness of several months. The deceased was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Mathias and Sarah BIDDINGER, and, when a child, came with his parents to Fulton county, settling in Aubbeenaubbee township. His wife, Sarah Biddinger, died 17 years ago. He was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Cora E. KOFFELL, of Athens; Mrs. Mary WAGONER, of Delong; Mrs. Della BEST, of Leiters Ford; and Mrs. Anna KREIG, of San Diego, Calif., and one son, Albert BIDDINGER. Four children are dead, Maude [BIDDINGER] and Matheny [BIDDINGER], aged six and four, died the same night with diphtheria and another child, Benson [BIDDINGER], died within the same week of [the] malady. Loren BIDDINGER, 57, died a year ago.

The body of Mrs. William ROULET, of Hartford, Conn., who died Wednesday in Tennessee will be brought to Rochester for burial. The body will arrive in this city Friday morning and will be taken to the Foster funeral parlors. She will be placed in the Mausoleum at the side of her husband who passed away two years ago at Woodlawn hospital.
The deceased has no relatives whatsoever, it is said. At the time her husband was taken ill he was brought to the Woodlawn hospital here for treatment and after his death was placed in the Mausooeum. It was Mrs. Roulet's request that her body be returned here and placed in the mausoleum.

Mrs. Tom EMMONS, 501 West 5th street received word from Olympia, Washington this morning of the death of her father, Mr. L. S. CARR. Mr. Carr was born near Rochester in 1862. Upon reaching manoood, he was married to Florence STRUCKMAN and they moved to Washington twenty-five years ago. Mr. Carr visited his daughter here this past summer, the first he had been here since they moved away. The body will be brought here and burial will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. M. C. CHESTNUT at Long Beach, California. Mrs. Chestnut was a former resident of this city, and will be remembered as a sister of the late Dr. J. N. RANNELLS.

Friday, February 7, 1930

The body of L. S. CARR, who died Thursday at his home in Olympia, Washington, will not be returned to Rochester for burial as was announced in Thursday's paper. Funeral services will be held in Olympia, Saturday, and burial will be made there. Mrs. Tom EMMONS of this city, is a daughter.

Saturday, February 8, 1930

The E. VonEHRENSTEIN family of this city was apprised today of the death of Mrs. William BARRETT, nee Thusnelda PEEMOLLER, of Indianapolis, which occurred Friday afternoon. Mrs. Barrett was a former resident of this city and is a relative of the Von Ehrenstein and HUDTWALCKER families of this city.
The deceased was employed as a teacher in the Indianapolis school and was a prominent worker in various social and civic organizations of that city. Funeral services will be held at the Barrett home, Indianapolis, on Monday afternoon, while burial will be made in the Crown Hill cemetery. Mrs. Barrett is survived by the husband and a brother, John PEEMOLLER, of Minneapolis.

Monday, February 10, 1930

South Bend, Ind., Feb. 10. -- Isaac WHITMER, age 94, a member of the well known Whitmer family identified with the early history of St. Joseph county, and himself a well known resident of this vicinity nearly all his life, died in his home, 1106 Woodward avenue at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. His death resulted from general debility. He had been ill five weeks.
Funeral services will be held in the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in Sumption Prairie cemetery.
Mr. Whitmer was a native of Greene township, this county, and for many years followed the pursuit of farming. At one time he also served as trustee of Greene township having been elected to office on the republican ticket.
He was a son of the late Abram and Catherine BOWMAN WHITMER, his birthplace being a primitive rural home almost surrounded by virgin forest. In his youth, together with a number of other brothers, he aided his father with work on the farm and in clearing the land adjacent to their home. During the season when school was in session he attended the district schools, at one time being a student in one of the earliest schools of the community, known as the Bloomer.
At the age of 24 he accompanied two other men, Perryman CHORD and Adam LAMMEDEE, to California, traveling by night to avoid contact with unfriendly Indians during the day. His return trip was made by boat on the Pacific to the Isthmus of Panama, thence overland to the Atlantic and by boat to New York. In the spring of 1862 he again went to California, this time accompanied by a brother, John [WHITMER]. On both trips he took horses with him to sell in the West. After his return from a third western trip he married Miss Sarah M. GREENE, the ceremony being performed Feb. 5, 1863, at Sumption Prairie.
The next six years he spent in various places, living for a year in LaPorte county and later going to Illinois. In 1869 he returned to his birthplace where he engaged in farming for 47 years, becoming one of the most esteemed and honored residents of the community. Since 1916, when he retired from his active labors on the farm, he had made his home in South Bend.
Mr. Whitmer is survived by three children, Miss Eva WHITMER, at home; Abram L. WHITMER, who is superintendent of the public schools in Rochester, Ind., and Mrs. Mary M. EARLY, of Sheridan, Wyo. He also leaves one brother, Daniel WHITMER, of this city; a sister, Mrs. Mary ROBERTSON, of Sumption Prairie; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. H. E. BUTLER, commander of the McClung Post G.A.R. in charge for the late William L. FIELDS, aged 84, Civil War veteran, who died at his home 257 Race street Saturday evening after a three months illness caused by dropsy and heart trouble. A short service was held at his home before the body was taken to the church. Burial was made in the cemetery at Macy.
Mr. Fields was born in Grant county on August 14, 1846. He spent his entire lifetime in Indiana working for Onis CASE at Macy for over 40 years as a harness maker. He resigned his position seven years ago to care for his invalid wife. After he resigned his position Mr. Fields moved to this city.
The deceased served during the Civil War with Co. 5 153rd Regiment of the Indiana National Guard. He was a member of the G.A.R. Post and the Methodist church of Peru. Survivors are the widow and six children, Mrs. William EASTWOOD, O. P. FIELDS, Mrs. Myrtle FOKER and Mrs. George REED, of this city, Charles [FIELDS] and Oscar [FIELDS], of South Bend, 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Samuel ENYART, also survives.

Dr. Lewis Craig MILLER, 69, the only physician at Twelve Mile and who is well known in the southern part of Fulton County, died at his home at Twelve Mile at 7:30 o'clock Saturday night.
Dr. Miller had been in ill health for several months. He was a patient at a Logansport hospital for some time but was removed to his home several weeks ago. Death was due to a complication of heart diseases.
Coming to Twelve Mile in 1893, after he had graduated from the Medical College of the University of Michigan, Dr. Miller started the practice of medicine. He took an active interest in the activities of the community and was highly respected and beloved by hundreds.
Dr. Miller also took an active interest in the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Association and the Cass County Medical society, in which he held membership.
The physician is survived by his wife, one daughter, Miss Alma MILLER, teacher in the Twelve Mile high school; one son, Donald MILLER a medical student at the University of Indiana at Bloomington.
Funeral services were conducted at the United Brethren church of Twelve Mile at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. The Rev. Cyrus MINOR, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was made in the Deedsville cemetery.

Tuesday, February 11, 1930

Charlie U. FORE, son of Benjamin and Ruth Ellen FORE, was born Jan. 13, 1872, near Syracuse, Kosciusko county, Ind., died Feb. 8, 1930, at his home in Peru. He was converted and united with the Talma Christian church when 25 years of age. For a number of years he lived in Mentone where he followed the barber trade, but on account of ill health was obliged to give up his trade when he moved to Peru, where he has since been in the restaurant business. In 1900 he was married to Ella HUBLER, of Mentone, and to this union two children were born, one little girl dying in infancy. He leaves to mourn one son, Welcome FORE, and two grandchildren, of Warsaw, one brother William FORE, of Rochester, Ind., and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Monday p.m. at Peru with Rev. BACKUS of the M.E. church in charge. Burial at Mentone.

Wednesday, February 12, 1930

Mrs. Amelia C. SHIPLEY, 81, well known resident of this city, died at six o'clock Tuesday evening at the home of her son, Miller O. SHIPLEY, 201 Pontiac Street, following an illness of only five days. Death was due to a heavy cold and complications.
Mrs. Shipley was born near Canton, Ohio on December 17, 1848, moving from there to Canton, Ohio in 1854 and later to Disko, Indiana. At the close of the Civil War on October 25, 1865, she was maried at Disko to John B. SHIPLEY, who passed away on September third, 1906. She continued to reside in Disko until in 1920 when she moved to Rochester and resided at 412 Fulton Avenue up until the time of her death.
The deceased united with the United Brethren Church on March 18, 1866 and transferred her membership to the Grace Methodist Church, of Rochester, in 1920. She was affiliated with all the different activities of the church of her choice.
Surviving are six sons and one daughter: B. F. [SHIPLEY] and M. O. SHIPLEY of Rochester, A. C. SHIPLEY, of Huntington, T. R. SHIPLEY, of Chicago, D. E. SHIPLEY, of Bismark, North Dakota, J. R. SHIPLEY, of Marion, Ohio and Mrs. Lawrence SMITH, of Cadiz, Ohio; nineteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her mother in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist Church with Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.

Thursday, February 13, 1930

Word was received in Argos Wednesday of the death of Henry VOTAW, son of Mr. and Mrs. John VOTAW of Three Oaks, Michigan. He is the youngest of seven children. He is about 18 years of age. Mr. Votaw was born in Argos and moved to Three Oaks, Michigan with his parents when a baby. His death was caused by complications. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John VOTAW, of Three Oaks, Michigan, three sisters and two brothers, Robert [VOTAW], Ruth [VOTAW], Phebe [VOTAW], Florence [VOTAW], and Howard [VOTAW]. One brother, Carelton [VOTAW] precended him in death several years ago. He also leaves an aunt Mrs. Wm. STANLEY of Argos and an aged grandmother who is living with Mr. and Mrs. John Votaw. Mr. and Mrs. John Votaw and John's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert VOTAW, Sr., lived in Argos and vicinity for several years and are well known here.

Mrs. Louise Jeraldine (DeLAUGHTER) SHRIVER, aged 31 years, passed away at her home four and one-half miles southwest of Akron, at 2:30 Thursday morning from child birth. The child, a baby girl, also passed away.
Louise Jeraldine DeLAWTER was born near Laketon, Indiana, October 10, 1898. Her parents died when she was an infant and she lived with a Mr. and Mrs. MARTIN at Laketon. Upon reaching womanhood, she was united in marriage to Chester SHRIVER, of Akron, who survives, as do seven children, three boys and four girls, all at home. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Friday, February 14, 1930

The members of the Fulton County Bar Association were notified yesterday of the death of A. Byron CHIPMAN, aged 65, of Crown Point, father of Judge Albert B. CHIPMAN of Plymouth, which occurred in the Methodist Hospital at Gary at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The deceased had been taken to the hospital in Gary Monday to prepare him for an operation for hernia but his condition was such that the operation could not be performed. The body was moved to the home of Attorney and Mrs. Robert ENGELS, 3759 Jefferson Street, Gary. Mrs. Engels is a daughter. The funeral will be held at Crown Point Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church. Members of the local bar association will attend the funeral. Judge Chipman and Attorney Engels are both members of the association. The deceased was well known in this city because of visits here with his relatives.

William Allen RUPE, 65, a life long resident of the Argos community, died suddenly at nine o'clock Friday morning at his home west of Argos. Death was due to a heart attack. Mr. Rupe had been subject to heart trouble for some time but his condition had not been regarded as serious.
The deceased was born near Argos on June 12, 1862. Surviving are his wife, four brothers and one sister, Frank [RUPE], and George [RUPE], of South Bend; Joseph [RUPE], of Mishawaka, and Morris [RUPE], of Vandalia, Mich.; and Mrs. Mollie TROEGER, of South Bend.
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made but in all probability services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 at the residence. Burial will be made in the Argos cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Chester SHRIVER, 31, who died Thursday morning at her home near Akron, will be held Saturday afternoon at the Church of God in Akron. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.

Mrs. Jennie M. GLICK, 61, former resident of this city, died at 6:30 Thursday evening at the home of her son, Willis JACKSON, in Elkhart. Death followed an illness of six weeks with paralysis. Mrs. Glick had made her home with her son in Elkhart for the last two years.
Jennie M. [MAXWELL], daughter of Thomas and Catherine MAXWELL, was born on the Isle of Man, off the coast of Scotland, on July 7, 1868, and came to America when three years of age. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to George JACKSON and after his death was married to [Erasmus] GLICK. The deceased was a resident of Rochester over 20 years coming here from Fremont, Ohio. After the death of Mr. Glick she went to Elkhart to live with her son. She was a member of the Methodist Church and Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are one son and one grandson, and a brother, Thomas MAXWELL, of Fremont Ohio. Short funeral services were held Friday morning at the Jackson home and the body was taken to Fremont, O. Services will be held there Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto MILLER and Mrs. Hugh MILLER, of Rochester, attended the services in Elkhart.

Saturday, February 15, 1930

Mrs. Felix MINTER, 52, of Kewanna, died Friday night at a hospital in Indianapolis where she had been a patient for the past three years. The body was brought to the Minter home near Kewanna today and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Monday, February 17, 1930

Mrs. Christena STINSON, aged 72, a life long resident of this community, died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lloyd MILLISER, in Newark, Ohio, where she was spending the winter. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of only a few hours duration.
Christena [PENCE], daughter of John and Mary PENCE, was born on a farm southeast of Rochester, and upon reaching womanhood was married to James STINSON. She was a member of the Methodist Church and her home in this city was on Indiana Avenue.
Surviving are two children, Mae MILLISER, and Frank STINSON; four sisters, Mrs. Al KOFFEL, Mrs. John LOWE and Mrs. John OLIVER, all of near Rochester, and Mrs. Retta LOWE, of Fulton, who is spending the winter with her daughter in Golden, Colorado. Her mother died last October.
The body will arrive in Rochester early Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Foster's chapel and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Cole FINLEY, of Kewanna, died Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Neal THOMPSON, in Argos. Mr. Finley had been ill for the past three months. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon and burial was made in Kewanna.

Mrs. Clarence EBER, of near Loyal, has received word of the death of her uncle, A. J. PLATT, of Pueblo, Colorado which occurred on Thursday, February 13th. Burial was made in Collinsville, Ill.

Tuesday, February 18, 1930

Friends here have received word of the death of Marvin HARDING, son of Mr. and Mrs. George HARDING, of Fremont, Ohio. The Harding [family] formerly lived here.

Wednesday, February 19, 1930

Roy Horton FRY, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur FRY, passed away at his home two and one-half miles southeast of Fulton at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death resulted from a heart attack. The youth had been in ill health for the past four or five years, however his condition had not been regarded as critical.
Roy Horton, son of Arthur and Vernie FRY, was born in Liberty township on Dec. 1, 1914, and attended school in Fulton until forced to give up his studies on account of sickness. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church. Surviving with the parents are one sister, Miss Esther [FRY], of Indianapolis, three brothers, Harold [FRY], Donald [FRY] and Loran [FRY], all at home, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. HORTON, of Macy.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the United Brethren church with the Rev. George R. CRANE in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Thursday, February 20, 1930

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Friday, February 21, 1930

Markus Lafayette LAKE, age 77 years, passed away at Jones, Oklahoma, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. He was a victim of pneumonia, and had been ill for about two years.
Markus Lafayette, son of Elijah and Loraine LAKE, was born on a farm two and one-half miles west of Argos, November 24, 1852. He lived in the Args community all his life with the exception of the past few years, living in Oklahoma. He followed the occupation of a farmer and was a member of the I.O.O.F. at Maxinkuckee. Mr. Lake was never married.
One brother, Jasper LAKE, of Argos, survives. The body arrived in Argos Friday and funeral services will be held at the Poplar Grove church west of Argos Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Saturday, February 22, 1930

Mrs. B. B. WHITTIER, aged 50, wife of the meteorologist at Royal Center weather bureau, died at the St. Joseph Hospital in Logansport yesterday afternoon from injuries which she received three days ago in an auto accident. The accident was caused by her car skidding in freah gravel.

Mrs. Martha Victoria COOK, 85, well known resident of this city, died Saturday morning at three o'clock at her home on the corner of Thirteenth Street and Franklin Avenue, death being due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years. Mrs. Cook had been in poor health for several months but her condition had only been considered serious the past two weeks.
The deceased was born in Ohio on September 21, 1854 and came to Indiana when only nine years of age. In 1863 she was married to John W. SHEETS and to this union were born four children, one dying in infancy. Those living are Mrs. Clara ROBBINS and Clay SHEETS, of Rochester, and Mrs. Lizzie CALLOWAY, of Davidson Canada. In 1877 she was married to D. F. COOK and they were the parents of five children with Mrs. Minnie CLINGER, of Shoshone, Idaho, Dr. T. P. COOK and Mrs. Ethel NEWMAN, being the only ones living.
When 16 years of age Mrs. Cook was united with the United Brethren Church at North Manchester and after moving to Fulton County became a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. For thirty-five years she was a member of this church and after it was disbanded changed her membership to the Rochester Baptist Church. Mr. Cook died several months ago.
Besides the six children she is survived by 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services wil be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist Church with Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, February 24, 1930

William B. STARR, 64, trustee of Union township, and one of the best known residents of that community, died at 7:05 Sunday evening at his home northwest of Kewanna. Death was due to purpurs hemorrhages. Mr. Starr had been in failing health for several months but he had only been bedfast for the past two weeks.
William B., son of Alonzo and Ruby STARR, was born at Winamac, Dec. 31, 1866. On March 25th, 1896, he was married to Miss Pearl COOK. Mr. and Mrs. Starr moved to a farm near Kewanna from Kokomo 17 years ago, and prior to being elected trustee was engaged in farming and in the elevator business in Kewanna. Seven years ago he was elected trustee of Union township on the Democrat ticket and since that time had served in that capacity in a very efficient manner. He was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Alta MILLER, of Kewanna; Misses Lorena [STARR], Katherine [STARR] and Mildred [STARR], at home; three sons, Wallace [STARR], of Kewanna, Louis [STARR], of Fulton, and George [STARR], at home. One son, William Kenneth [STARR], is deceased. Two brothers, Don STARR, of Winamac, and George [STARR], of Logansport, and two sisters, Mrs. Augusta RHYNARD, of St. Marys, Ohio, and Mrs. Ollie CONN, of Winamac, survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at the Kewanna Baptist church. Rev. FOX will officiate and burial will be made in the Kokomo cemetery.

William W. RANNELLS, 78, practically a life-long resident of this city, died at noon Monday in his home on Jefferson street, death being due to a cancer. Mr. Rannells had been ill for the past six months.
The deceased was born on July 12, 1852, in Ohio, the son of James and Orpha RANNELLS, and when a small boy came with his parents to Rochester. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Ella OSBORN. For many years he followed the occupation as a blacksmith. He was also a talented musician and was leader of the band here for 40 years. He was a member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges.
Surviving are one grandson, William B. RANNELLS, of Crown Point, one sister, Mrs. Fred KIMMERLY, of Woodward, Okla., and Mrs. Martha SCOTT, who had been his housekeeper for the past 15 years. A son, Clarence [RANNELLS], died several years ago.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at the home for Mrs. John MILLER, 78, who died at two o'clock Saturday afternoon following an illness of several weeks. Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
Panthier [BLACKETOR], daughter of Everly and Mary Jane BLACKETOR, was born on a farm near Rochester in the Ebenezer neighborhood, on Feb. 10, 1852, and all her life was spent in that vicinity with the exception of the past 12 years. On June 6, 1872, she was married to John M. MILLER and in this union four sons were born. She was united with the Ebenezer Baptist church in 1889.
Surviving are her husband, three sons, Herman C. [MILLER], of LaPorte, Lovall G. [MILLER] and Phill A. [MILLER], of near Rochester. Another son, Archie [MILLER], died in infancy. Four sisters, three brothers, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. The brothers and sisters are Mrs. S. C. CALLOWAY, Mrs. George KROM and Mrs. Oliver KROM, of near Rochester, and Mrs. Dean WALKER, of Huntington; Abe [BLACKETOR] and Seymour BLACKETOR of near Rochester and I. J. BLACKETOR, of Athens, Ala.

Following an illness of six months, Mrs. Carroll HAMMOND, 23, died Saturday night at the McDonald hospital in Warsaw. Last Wednesday Mrs. Hammond submitted to a major operation and her condition gradually grew worse until the end.
Bernice L. [CRAIG], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CRAIG, was born at Disko on May 20, 1907. Her mother died when she was small and she was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Charles YATES, of Disko. On May 5, 1924, she was married to Carroll HAMMOND. She was a member of the Methodist church at Disko and the Royal Neighbors lodge in Akron.
Surviving are her husband, a son, Carroll [HAMMOND], Jr., aged 5, and a daughter, Donna Lee [HAMMOND], eight months old; her father, foster-parents and two half-brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Disko Methodist church with Rev. KENNEDY, of Silver Lake, in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Raymond BUCHANAN, 16, a senior in the Metea high school, died at 9:30 Sunday evening at the Cass County Hospital in Logansport, death following an illness of six weeks.
The youth, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo BUCHANAN, of near Metea, was a leader in Boys club work. He attended the International Livestock Show in Chicago and it was while there he contracted a cold. He had been ill since that time.
Surviving are his parents, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Metea Baptist church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Alfred "Pipey" GOODRICH, aged 60, was found dead Sunday morning in his apartment over the Heath and Waymire law office at the corner of East Eighth and Madison streets by Bob WHITE when he went to call on Mr. Goodrich. Death, which was due to a heart attack, must have occurred at least eight hours before his body was found, the coroner's report discloses.
Mr. White, as was his custom for a number of years, stopped in to call on Mr. Goodrich on Sunday morning as both had been friends and fellow workmen in various cigar shops in this city for several years. Mr. White knocked on the door of the Goodrich apartment and when he received no response to his knocks or calls opened the door.
He found Mr. Goodrich lying dead upon the floor. The deceased was last seen about 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. It would seem from the manner in which the body was found that Mr. Goodrich had died while he was attempting to remove his shoes as he had removed all of the other clothing with the exception of his underwear, sox and footgear.
Mr. Goodrich was born in this city Jan. 15, 1870, the son of Alfred L. and Minerva GOODRICH. Both his parents have been dead for over 40 years. The deceased spent his entire lifetime in this city. He was a cigar-maker for many years and during the last five years was engaged in the custom rug cleaning business. Mr. Goodrich had been ill with heart and kidney trouble for a number of years. His death, however, was unexpected.
He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows lodges of this city. For over 25 years he was a member of the Citizens band of this city in which organization he was the trombone soloist. Survivors are two half-brothers, Charles [GOODRICH] of this city and Vernon [GOODRICH] of Detroit, Mich.
Funeral services will be held from the Foster Chapel on West Sixth street at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The Knights of Pythias lodge will be in charge.

Six members of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post today acted as pallbearers at the funeral of the late Mrs. Martha COOK, which was held from the First Baptist Church here today. Mrs. Cook was a widow of a Civil War Veteran.

Tuesday, February 25, 1930

Word has just been received here of the death of Mrs. James McCLURE at her home in Natches, Miss., last Friday morning. She was a well known resident of Akron and Rochester and will be remembered here as Miss Roxie TERRY, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Percy TERRY. The funeral was held at the home on Saturday morning.
Mrs. McClure it is understood had been ill for some time and it is reported that she died following an operation.
She was born at Silver Lake, Ind., March 17, 1884, and afterwards lived with her parents at Akron and Rochester. She was married to James H. McCLURE, of Natches, Miss., and since that time resided in the South, where she was a leader in chuch and social circles.
She is survived by her husband and a son, James B. McCLURE, a brother, Daniel TERRY, of Los Angeles, a sister, Mrs. Harry E. CLEMENS (Ruth TERRY) of Hollywood, Calif., and several other relatives, some of whom reside in the Silver Lake community.

Funeral services for the late William RANNELLS, who died at his home on Jefferson street Monday morning after a long illness, will be held from the Baptist church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. The Rochester Masonic lodge of which organization the deceased was a member for over 40 years will be in charge of the services.

Wednesday, February 26, 1930

Joseph SNYDER died late this afternoon at his home at 417 Indiana Ave., this city, following an illness of several weeks. An obituary and funeral arrangements will be carried in Thursday's News-Sentinel

Thursday, February 27, 1930

James B. BLACKETOR, a life-long resident of Fulton county, died at his home at 409 East Fourteenth Street in this city at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. Mr. Blacketor had been in ill health for several months but his condition had only been serious one week.
James B., son of Joshua and Susanna BLACKETOR, was born on Dec. 4, 1856. On Nov. 19,1879, he was married to Miss Emma A. HIGHT and to this union eight children were born, two of whom survive. Mrs. Blacketor passed away on Dec. 12, 1925, and a daughter, Mrs. Carrie ESTABROOK, died about six years ago.
In the year of 1889 he united with the Ebenezer Baptist church and later he transferred his membership to the Rochester Baptist church. He was a charter member of the Moose lodge.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bertha BLACKETOR, at home, one son, Ross BLACKETOR, of Fulton; three grandsons, James [BLACKETOR] and Donald BLACKETOR and Byron ESTABROOK and one granddaughter, Dortha ESTABROOK; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth MILLER, of Chicago, and Mrs. Sarah ROBBINS, south of Rochester.
Funeral servides will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. J. B. GLEASON will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Oliver THOMAS of this city has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Noah MOONSHOWER, 68, which occurred at 3:35 Wednesday afternoon at her home in Marion. Death followed an illness of six months with Bright's disease. The deceased will be remembered as Miss Ellen TIMBERS, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reuben R. TIMBERS, and was born and raised here. Three children and her husband survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in Marion.

Relatives at Akron have just received word of the death of Henry MERLEY, age 66, who died recently at the Soldiers' Home at Spokane, Wash. Cause of the death is not known.
Henry Merley, son of Casper and Dora MERLEY, was born in Germany. He moved with his family to America when but 18 months old. Mr. Merley operated a restaurant in Akron for many years, having moved away from there 16 years ago.
He is survived by the widow, one daughter, Edith [MERLEY], who lives in the West, one brother, Frank MERLEY, of Akron, and four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth MURPHY, of Elkhart, Mrs. Louisa LANTZ and Mrs. Emma SRIVER, of Akron, and Mrs. Elnora FERNBAUGH, of Leiters Ford, and three grandchildren. Burial was made at Spokane.

Joseph SNYDER, 60, practically a life-long resident of Fulton county, died Wednesday afternoon at 2:50 at his home, 417 Indiana Avenue, death being due to dropsy and complications. Mr. Snyder had been ill since Thanksgiving but was only bedfast two days.
The deceased was born at Culver, Ind., on June 20, 1869, the son of John and Mary SNYDER. For a number of years he lived on a farm near Leiters Ford, having moved to Rochester 26 years ago. For eleven years up until the time he was forced to quit work on account of ill health, he was employed on the Erie railroad section. He was a member ot the Red Men and Moose ladges.
Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Marion WHYBREW, of Fulton; Mrs. Dell WAGONER, of Talma; Mrs. Glen BRYANT and Miss Norabelle SNYDER, of Rochester; five sons, Arthur [SNYDER], of Huntington; Willard [SNYDER], of Chicago; Norman [SNYDER], of Whiting; John [SNYDER] and Frederick [SNYDER], of Rochester; seven grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. W. V. JAMISON, of Huntington.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical church. Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, February 28, 1930

Word has been received here of the death and burial of Byron R. RANNELLS, 61, at Indianapolis. He will be remembered by many persons here as a former resident of Rochester.
Mr. Rannells died last Tuesday at his home after a ten days illness from pneumonia and was buried at Crown Hill cemetery on Thursday. For twenty-five years he was an employee of the Citizens Gas Company working his way up to cashier.Then he established a confectionery store on the south side of Indianapolis. He was married in 1918 and is survived by his wife and a daughter.
Mr. Rannells was born in Rochester and left here in 1890 when he was 27 years of age. His parents operated an eating house located at that time about where the Turner Sisters millinery store now stands.

Saturday, March 1, 1930

Friends in Grass Creek and in the Bethel neighborhood southwest of this city have received word of the death of Rev. J. D. COVERSTONE, of Churubusco, which occurred last Monday after a long illness. Rev. Coverstone for eight years was the pastor of the United Brethren church at Grass Creek and Bethel.

Mrs. Sabitha [COPLEN] CLARY, aged 73, passed away at 6:30 Saturday morning at her home on West 4th street, this city. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which the aged lady suffered last Tuesday. Mrs. Clary had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity all of her life.
The deceased husband, Elbert H. CLARY, preceded her in death last July. Mrs. Clary, who was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church, is survived by the following relatives: three sisters, Mrs. Sam FRIEND, of Talma; Mrs. Tena BEEHLER, of Richland Center; Mrs. Marion POSS, of New York; two brothers, Simon COPLEN, of Logansport; Hiram COPLEN, of Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral arrangements were not available at press time today.

William J. BEMENDERFER, aged 84, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles DAVIS, near Mentone, 11:30 o'clock Friday night. The deceased had been bedfast since December 4th, suffering from paralysis and other diseases inherent with advanced years.
William J., son of William and Sophia BEMENDERFER, was born at Canton, Ohio in the year 1846 and when quite young settled in the vicinity of Akron where he followed the occupation of farming. Fifty years ago he was united in marriage to Hester MILLER, of Akron, who preceded him in death. Mr. Bemenderfer was a member of the Akron Methodist church and a charter member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Akron. Surviving with the daughter, Mrs. Chas. DAVIS, are 7 grandsons, two nieces, Mrs. Laura POWELL, of this city, and Mrs. A. E. STINSON, of Athens, and a nephew, William KING, of near this city.
Funeral services will be held at the Akron Methodist Church, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. WHERLEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Isaac POWERS, aged 73, died at his home three miles southwest of Argos shortly after midnight Friday night from poisoning which developed from a bad case of eczema. The deceased had been ill for over a year.
Mr. Powers was born in Beaverdam, Clark county, Ohio, and came to Argos with his parents, John and Jane POWERS, when he was 9 years of age. He has lived in Argos since that time. He was a farmer and day laborer.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs Nora EATON and Mrs. Ethel EATON, of Argos, a son, George [POWERS], of Argos, and a sister, Mrs. Jane BENNETT, of Argos, 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. His wife, who was Catherine KAMP, of Argos, died several years ago.
Funeral services will be held from the Argos Christian church, of which organization the deceased was a member, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. William BAKER in charge. Burial will be made in the Jordan cemetery.

Monday, March 3, 1930

Frank L. BEERY, 73, prominent resident of Aubbeenaubbee Township, died at ten o'clock Saturday night at his home three miles east of Leiters Ford. Death followed an illness of six weeks with complications of diseases.
Frank L., son of Aaron and Caroline BEERY, was born in the Greenland community, near Bruce Lake, on March 22, 1857. On December 25th, 1879, near Rochester, he was married to Jennie CONNER.
Mr. Beery had lived in the Leiters Ford vicinity for the past 40 years. For twenty years he taught in the Fulton County schools and is one of the founders of the public school system in the county. He was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist Church and had always been very active in all church work. He has served as superintendent of the Sunday School and for 18 years was a teacher of a class. He was a member of the Gleaners Lodge.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the home with Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

Relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs. Susan ZOLMAN CRAFT, aged 84, former resident of Newcastle Township, Fulton County, which occurred Saturday morning at her country home near Fredericktown Ohio. She had been ill for the past year.
The deceased was born in Knox County, Ohio on December 14, 1845, the daughter of Amos and Jemmina ZOLMAN. When a small child she came to Fulton County and lived here until the time of her marriage to Albert CRAFT. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are six children and one brother, B. E. ZOLMAN, of Talma. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at her home at Fredericktown and burial was made there.
Mrs. Craft had visited in this community many times, her last visit being in 1925.

Mrs. Emma FORD, 59, died at her home three miles west of Fulton at 1:30 o'clock Monday morning. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy which was suffered late Sunday evening. Mrs. Ford had been in fairly good health up until the time of her fatal illness and her death came as a shock to the people of that community.
Emma [BARKER], daughter of William and Sarah BARKER, was born in Fulton county on June 14th, 1871. In the year of 1887 she was united in marriage to Oliver FORD, and from this union eight children survive. Mrs. Ford was a member of the Bethlehem United Brethren church. Surviving with the husband are five sons, William [FORD] of Fulton, Ivan [FORD] of South Bend, Sherman [FORD], Chester [FORD] and Harry [FORD] at home; three daughters, Mrs. Rosie FRENCH of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Sarah NELLANS of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Edna NICHOLS of Bremen; four sisters, Mrs. Dick COSTELLO and Mrs. Dill GREEN, both of Logansport, Mrs. O. P. STEWART, of Greentown, Ind., Mrs. Pearl UNDERWOOD of Ft. Wayne; one brother, Ralph BARKER, of Pierceton, Ind., and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Orville HELTZELL will be held at the Bethlehem U.B. church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Smalley cemetery near Marshtown.

Word has just been received here of the death of Mrs. A. K. STURGEON, last Friday night at her home at Greenville, Michigan. Both Mrs. Sturgeon and her husband were born and reared near Rochester and will be remembered by many of the older residents here. She was a sister of Mrs. N. O. WALLACE of Leiters Ford. She had been ill for some time. The funeral was held Monday.
Mrs. Sarah Viola [BABCOCK] STURGEON was the daughter of Rev. A. E. and Anna BABCOCK of Fulton county, being the youngest of eleven children. She was 69 years of age, having been born on October 3, 1860.
She was married to Arthur K. STURGEON of Rochester, Ind., in 1883 and they went to Greenville the same year, first living on a farm eight miles northeast and moving in 1902 to another southwest of town.They moved into Greenville in 1916.
She is survived by her husband and four children, Mrs. Cecil McCLELLAN of Greenville, Mrs. A. E. JAMES of Belding, Neil STURGEON of Belding, and Enoch STURGEON of Jackson, Miss.; also two brothers and one sister, J. C. BABCOCK of Citronelle, Alabama, A. E. BABCOCK of Waterman, Ill., and Mrs. N. C. WALLACE.

Tuesday, March 4, 1930

G. K. KAMPEN, owner of a store at Disko, received word yesterday from his mother in Darmum, Ostfriesland, Germany, that his father, Henry KAMPEN, had died in a hospital at Norden on Jan. 15 following an operation. Mr. Kampen was the father of nine children, four of whom live in this state. Five of his sons served in the German army during the World War while G. G. KAMPEN, of Disko, served with the United States army. Mr. Kampen at the time of his death was 67 years of age.

The body of the late William SCOTT, real estate dealer of Kewanna, who committed suicide Monday morning at his home in that city by shooting himself through the head with a revolver, was taken to Monticello last night. The body will be taken overland Wednesday, leaving Monticello at 7 a.m. to the deceased's old home at Watertown, Ill., where funeral services will be held from the home of his sister, Mrs. Ella SWIFT, Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Watertown. Survivors are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Don HACKETT, of Michigan City, Mrs. Willa SCOTT and Mrs. Marjorie KILMER, of Monticello, and one son, Harold [SCOTT], of Chicago. The motives assigned for the suicide are worry over his arrest on Feb. 24, at Peru, in an elleged fraudulent land deal and domestic troubles. Coroner A. E. STINSON has filed his verdict in the Scott case pronouncing it a suicide.

Mrs. William [Arminda May] VERNETTE, aged 64, of Mentone, passed away yesterday morning in a hospital at Warsaw, friends in this city have been notified. Mrs. Vernette last Thursday underwent a major abdominal operation. Survivors are the husband and one daughter and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Mentone Christian church followed by burial in the Mentone cemetery.

Wednesday, March 5, 1930

Mrs. Anna BUSENBERG, aged 66, died at her home, 1019 South Elm Street, at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon following two strokes of paralysis which she suffered Monday evening, the first at 6 o'clock and the second one at 10. The deceased, however, had been in ill health since August 25, 1929.
Mrs. Busenberg [Anna BYBEE] was born on a farm near Mentone in Kosciusko county. She was a daughter of Pleasant and Nancy BYBEE. When she was 21 years of age she was married to Melvin BUSENBERG. They lived for a number of years on farms near Mentone and Rochester and 16 years ago moved to Montana. Following the death of her husband two years ago, Mrs. Busenberg returned to this city to make her home.
Survivors are four brothers, Lawson [BYBEE], who lives on farm east of this city, Neal [BYBEE], of Detroit, Mich., John [BYBEE] and Melvin [BYBEE], of South Bend, and two sisters, Mrs. Jerry BYER, of Talma, and Mrs. Sarah BUSENBERG, of this city. The deceased and Mrs. Sarah Busenberg lived together. Two brothers, Cyrus [BYBEE] and Simon [BYBEE] and a sister preceded Mrs. Busenberg in death.
Mrs. Busenberg was a life-long and active member of the Rochester Baptist church. She was also a member of the Rebekah lodge of this city. The funeral services will be held from the Baptist church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. J. B. GLEASON pastor of the church in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, March 6, 1930

Earl D. FIELDS, 36, son of Mr. and Mrs. John FIELDS of the Loyal neighborhood, committed suicide Wednesday morning by drinking poison in a rooming house at Ft. Wayne. Fields had been employed in that city as assistant district manager of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. Officials gave as the motive behind his act the fact that he was unable to effect a reconciliation with his wife who recently sued for divorce.
Fields was found dead on his bed in the J. J. LAUER home, where he had been rooming. He had left the home at 6 a.m. after telling the Lauers he did not care for any breakfast. He returned to

his room about an hour later. When Fields failed to report at his office at the usual time an inquiry was made at his rooming house. Mrs. Lauer went to his room and found that he was dead.
Coroner L. S. McKEEMAN was called to the scene but was unable to find any bottle or package which might have contained poison, however a post mortem examination revealed that he had taken poison. A laboratory test is being made by a Ft. Wayne chemist which will reveal the identity of the drug.
Two notes left by the suicide explained that he had made a number of unsuccessful attempts to bring about a reconciliation with his wife, and that on different occasions he had threatened to end his life.
Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Geraldine [FIELDS] and Dorothy [FIELDS], of Ft. Wayne, his parents; six brothers, William [FIELDS], Valdo [FIELDS], Leonard [FIELDS] and Joshua [FIELDS], all of South Bend; Chester [FIELDS] of Richmond, and Cecil [FIELDS] of this city, and one sister, Levina [FIELDS], of near Loyal.
The body has been removed to the home of his parents. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Sharon church, 1 o'clock, with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS officiating. Burial will be made in the Moon cemetery.

Friday, March 7, 1930

Joel TOWNSEND, aged 82, a resident of Rochester and vicinity all of his life with the exception of the past two years, died Thursday afternoon at 3:30 at his home in Clay township, Cass county. Death followed an illness of three years with paralysis, during which time he had been bedfast.
The deceased was born on the TOWNSEND homestead, one mile east of Mt. Olive, Fulton county, on May 12, 1848, the son of John and Vesta TOWNSEND. He grew to manhood in the Mt. Olive neighborhood and for several years followed the occupation of farming. Later he moved to Rochester and for many years was a traveling salesman for the Malleable Streel Range Co., of South Bend. He had been married three times, all wives being deceased. His last wife was Mrs. Cynthia SCHUYLER, of Rochester, who died in 1924.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert MILLER, of Logansport, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lucy HARRISON, of Tabor, Iowa, who is lying at the point of death, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in this city. Rev. T. L. STOVALL will have charge and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza J. SMITH, 75, who died at her home in Laketon Thursday will be held at Leiters Ford Saturday afternoon. The services will be at two o'clock at the Leiters Methodist Church with Rev. DECKER officiating. The burial will be at Leiters.
Mrs. Smith, who lived practically all of her life in the vicinity of Rochester, passed away at 11:55 Thursday forenoon as the result of complications. She had been ill for the last four years and sank gradually until the end. She had made her home in Laketon with her children for the last four years.
She [Eliza J. BUNN] was born in Cass County on Dec. 25, 1855, the daughter of Hyman and Caroline BUNN. She was married to James SMITH who died 34 years ago. She was a life long member of the Methodist Church.
She is survived by four children Jess [SMITH] of near Rochester and Elsie [SMITH], James [SMITH] and Frank [SMITH] of Laketon, three brothers, Walter BUNN of Gary, William BUNN of Illinois and Charles BUNN of Leiters Ford, and two sisters, Mrs. Sadie KISTLER and Mrs. Addie ANDERSON of Leiters Ford.

Funeral services for Earl D. FIELDS, son of Mr. and Mrs. John FIELDS, of near Loyal, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Burton church instead of at the Sharon church, as was announced in Thursday's News-Sentinel. Rev. ADAMS of Leiters Ford will officiate. Mr. Fields committed suicide Wednesday in Fort Wayne by taking poinson.

Saturday, March, 8, 1930

Albert L. EASTERDAY, aged 68, prominent resident of the Whippoorwill neighborhood, six miles northwest of this city, died this morning at 7:30 o'clock after a heart attack which he had suffered an hour before. Mr. Easterday's death was entirely unexpected. He had worked hard all of the week and was in Rochester Wednesday on a business mission.
The deceased was born on a farm near Columbus, Ohio, on April 5, 1861, and came to this county with his parents, Henry and Nancy EASTERDAY, when he was 10 years of age. His parents settled on a farm in Richland township where Mr. Easterday has since resided except for eight years when he lived in this city, moving back to his farm two years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Easterday celebrated their forty-eighth wedding anniversary on New Year's day. Mrs. Easterday, whose maiden name was Amanda PLANTZ, survives, as do four daughters, Mrs. Delbert ANDERSON and Mrs. Gerald WALTERS, of South Bend; Mrs. Hugh GUISE, of South Whitley; and Mrs. William C. MILLER, who lives on a farm in the Whippoorwill neighborhood.
Pending word from relatives at distant points who are expected, the funeral hour has not been determined. The funeral, however, will be held from the Whippoorwill Evangelical church followed by burial in the Germany cemetery. Mr. Easterday was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church.

Peru, Ind., March 8 (Special) -- Mrs. Edith FLOOR, 33 year old mother is dead, her murderer, Walter P. KENNEDY, 36, is a suicide and Harold FLOOR, 10, lies wounded with a bullet in his leg as the result of a tragedy here last night that took place following a lover's misunderstanding. Before explanations could be made that would have cleared away the doubt of a jealous man, both were dead.
Kennedy, who was a former employee of the light company and came to Peru from Warsaw about two years ago, had been keeping steady company with Mrs. Floor, who was a widow with two young children. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. MOORE, who live near Claypool. Friday afternoon a brother-in-law of Mrs. Floor, came into town and took her to a motion picture show. Kennedy, who had always been jealous of her, saw them and at once assumed that she was "stepping out" with someone else.
He brooded over the matter all during the afternoon and evening and late last night decided to end it all. Arming himself with a .38 caliber revolver he went to the young woman's home. It was was two o'clock. Removing his shoes so he would not be heard Kennedy slipped into the house and entered the bedroom. Hearing the noise Mrs. Floor awakened and arose out of bed. Kennedy fired in the dark but the bukllet missed its mark and hit the son, Harold, who was sleeping nearby, in the leg.
Mrs. Floor jumped out of bed and turned on the light. The minute she did so Kennedy grabbed her and putting the revolver to her mouth, pulled the trigger. The bullet tore through her head coming out at the back and killed her instantly. Kennedy then put the muzzle of the gun to the back of his own head, again pulled the trigger and killed himself.
By the time neighbors and the police arrived there was nothing to do but to take care of the children.
Mrs. Floor had seven brothers and five sisters, all of whom survive with her parents.

Monday, March 10, 1930

James Alfred SHAW, aged 76, who dropped dead at his home in Macy Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock following heart attack was buried this afternoon in the Plainview Cemetery at Macy, following funeral services which were held from the Macy Christian Church in charge of C. M. READ. Mr. Shaw's death was entirely unexpected although he had been under a doctor's care for the past 12 days suffering from heart trouble. The deceased was born in Randolph county, January 18, 1854, the son of Alvah and Sarah SCOTT. He had lived in Macy for the past ten years moving there from a farm near Mt. Zion. On March 18, 1877, he was married to America Victoria SKINNER who preceded him in death. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Winona MILLER of Macy and a son Clayton [SHAW], who lives on a farm near Five Corners on Federal Road 31 south of this city, nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Four children, three sons and a daughter, preceded Mr. Shaw in death.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Ebenezer Methodist church near Deedsville, followed by burial in the cemetery at Deedsville, for Mrs. Julia DAWALT, aged 70, widow of Jonathan DAWALT, who died at her farm home east of Deedsville Saturday morning from complications due to old age. The deceased had been ill all winter. Mrs. Dawalt was born on a farm near New Waverly and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John BOWMAN. When she was married fifty years ago she went to live on a farm near Deedsville where she has since resided. Survivors are a son, John [DAWALT], at home, three brothers, Noah [BOWMAN] and Wiley [BOWMAN] of New Waverly and Charles [BOWMAN] of Deedsville, and a sister, Mrs. John MARCUS, of Twelve Mile. Mrs. James KEPLER and Mrs. Charles KEPLER of this city are nieces of the deceased Mrs. Dawalt was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Alex RUH have received word of the death of Mrs. Ruh's nephew, George SPERLING, son of Randolph SPERLING, which occurred in Warroad, Minn., Sunday. Mr. Sperling had been ill for the past four months with kidney trouble.
The deceased, who was between 35 and 40 years of age, spent his boyhood in Rochester, leaving here about 20 years ago. He was a druggist in Warroad. Surviving are his father, wife, and three children. Burial will be made in Warroad.

Tuesday, March 11, 1930

Friends here have just received word of the death of H. C. WEAVER, of Cincinnati, Ohio, which occurred over a week ago. Mr. Weaver died with pneumonia which developed following a major operation. Mr. Weaver was the father of Mrs. E. E. PATRICK, former residet of this city, and was well known here having often visited the Patrick home.

Albert R. SNIDER, aged 57, passed away at Woodlawn hospital at 4:30 Monday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks from influenza and blood poisoning. The deceased, who resided on a farm two and a half miles northwest of Akron, injured a finger with a saw about ten days ago. Blood poisoning followed this injury and the patient's condition gradually grew worse, necessitating his removal to the local hospital. Sunday afternoon. Mr. Snider had been a resident of Henry township for a number of years where he followed the occupation of farming and carpentering.
Albert R., son of Albert and Emily SNIDER, was born on April 25th, 1872, at Ft. Wayne, Ind. In the year of 1892 he was united in marriage to Mary Belle WAYMIRE. Several years of the deceased's life was spent in the Deedsville community, from where he removed to Henry township. Mr. Snider was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Deedsville. Surviving with the widow are a son, Dr. Byron SNIDER, of Indianapolis, a daughter, Mable DRIVER of Ft. Wayne, the mother, Mrs. Emily SNIDER, of Akron; a brother, Oliver [SNIDER], of near Akron, and four sisters, Mrs. Alice LAMBERT of Chicago; Mrs. Mary MILLER of Twelve Mile, Mrs. Elizabeth KOTTERMAN, of Deedsville and Mrs. Sarah MERLEY of Akron.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. R. H. WERHLEY will be held in the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Deedsville cemetery.

Mrs. Louisa GRAU, aged 71 years, died at her home in Gilead at 12:45 Tuesday morning. Death resulted after a two years' illness from complications which were accompanied by an attack of pneumonia. The deceased had been a resident of the Gilead neighborhood for the past ten years coming there from Howard county, Ind.
Louisa [SHAFER], daughter of Phillip and Joanna SHAFER, was born in Ohio in the year of 1859 and 44 years ago she was united in marriage to John G. GRAU. Mrs. Grau was a member of the Zion Evangelical church of Howard county. Surviving with the husband are three sons, Oscar [GRAU], of Greentown, Ind.; Edgar [GRAU] of Gilead and Monroe [GRAU], of Kokomo, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Howard County Zion church, thursday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. Newton GILLILAND, of Gilead, officiating. Burial will be made in an adjacent cemetery.

Abe GEPHART, 74, passed away at the Central hospital, Indianapolis, Tuesday morning after an illness of lengthy duration. The deceased, who formerly resided on a farm south of Macy, had been a patient in the Central hospital for the past years.
Mr. Gephart was born in Ohio and later followed the occupation of a stockbuyer in and about Peru and Macy. The aged man is survived by two nieces, Mrs. E. L. ANDREWS and Mrs. Robert RANNELLS, and a nephew, Glen HURST, all of Macy. The body will be brought to Macy where funeral services will be held. S. T. MUSSELMAN, of Macy, was guardian of the deceased.

Mrs. Susan PLATT, aged 65, a former resident of Akron, passed away Sunday evening at the home of her daughter in Ft. Wayne. Mrs. Platt had been in ill health for several weeks. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. Charles BAHNEY, of Akron. Funeral arrangements were not announced.

Funeral services were held in Bristol, Ind., Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Emma NICHOLSON, 76, who died Sunday morning at her home in Elkhart. The services were conducted at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul MARTIN and burial was made in the Bristol cemetery.
Mrs. Nicholson's death was due to a stroke of paralysis following a week's illness. The deceased was the mother of George NICHOLSON of this city and had often visited here.

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith M. FLOOR, of Peru, who was murdered Saturday morning by Walter KENNEDY at her home in Peru, was held Monday afternoon at the Christian Church at Palestine. Burial was in the Palestine cemetery. Mrs. Floor was divorced from her husband about two years ago and for more than a year had been keeping company with Kennedy. Jealous brooding for three days over a love affair caused Kennedy to shoot Mrs. Floor after which he placed the revolver to his head and killed himself. Funeral services of Kennedy were held Monday afternoon at Peru with burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery there. "Murder and suicide" was the opinion of Coroner R. E. WILDMAN of Peru, who with Patrolmen Charles MATHEWS and Everett VanGILDER were the first ones to enter the room after the shooting.

Wednesday, March 12, 1930

Lewis BAILEY, 75, life-long resident of Fulton County, died at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home at 1009 Jefferson Street, this city, death being due to paralysis. Mr. Bailey had been in ill health for the past year but his condition had been serious since last September.
Lewis, son of William and Mahala BAILEY, was born March 10, 1855 on a farm near Leiters Ford. With the exception of the past nine years, during which time he has lived in Rochester, his life was spent on a farm in Aubbeenaubbee Township. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Amanda TRACY, of Macy, on October 31, 1877, who died several years later. On September fourth, 1915 he was married to Eliza RANNELLS. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Leiters Ford and the Methodist Church in Rochester.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Estella KINSEY, of Valparaiso, and Mrs. Pink CAMPBELL, of Gary; one son, Clark BAILEY, of South Bend; one brother, William J. BAILEY, of Rochester; a half-sister and half-brother, Anna DRAPER, of Indianapolis, and Charles BAILEY of South Bend.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Thursday's News-Sentinel.

Funeral services for Abraham GEPHART, 74, of Macy, who died Tuesday at the Central hospital in Indianapolis, will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the Macy Methodist church. Rev. S. I. ZECHIEL will officiate and burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

Mrs. Isaac HENDERSON, aged 70, of Kewanna, died Wednesday morning at the Fulton County home following an illness of several weeks with complications of diseases. Surviving are her husband and two step-children.
Funeral services will be held Friday in Kewanna and burial will be made there.

Thursday, March 13, 1930

Short funeral service will be held for the late Lewis BAILEY who died Wednesday afternoon from paralysis from the home at 1009 South Jefferson street at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge. The body will then be taken to Leiters Ford where services will be held from the Methodist church there with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Relatives in Bourbon have received word that Arthur PHILLIPS, aged 60, former resident of Bourbon committed suicide Wednesday morning at his home in Cashmere,Wash. Details are not known at this time. Mr. Phillips was known to have been in ill health for some time.

Friday, March 14, 1930

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Saturday, March 15, 1930

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at one o'clock at the Lake Bruce Reform Church for Mrs. Mary Jane BRUCE, 81, who died Thursday following an illness of six weeks with creeping paralysis. Elder C. I. GOBLE, of Swayzee, officiated and burial was made in the Lake Bruce cemetery. The deceased was born in the Sharon neighborhood, the daughter of William [and] Melinda MOON, pioneer residents of that community. On October first, 1868 she ws married to Benjamin BRUCE, who died seven years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nellie MEISNER, of near Lake Bruce; one granddaughter, Charlotte Mae LOGAN, of Lafontaine, and one brother, Henry MOON.

Monday, March 17, 1930

Mrs. Lydia Jane CLEMANS, aged 69 years, passed away Saturday at 12:10 o'clock p.m. at her home near Athens. Death resulted from dropsy and complications after an illness of five months duration. The deceased had been a resident of the Athens community throughout her entire lifetime.
Lydia Jane [CLEVENGER], daughter of David and Mary CLEVENGER, was born in Fulton county on June 7th, 1860, and on May 22, 1892, she was united in marriage to James CLEMANS, the ceremony taking place at Athens, Ind. Surviving with the husband are the following relatives: A sister, Mrs. Ellen NYE; three step-children, Everett CLEMANS, of Akron; Mrs. Bessie KINDIG, of Akron, and Mrs. S. J. RHODES of New Haven, Ind.; one foster-son, Max FEECE, of Rochester; 13 step-grandchildren and one foster-grandson; two step-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. OLDHAM will be held at the Athens Church of God on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Athens Mt. Hope cemetery.

Charles Ray BISH, aged 47, passed away at his home two miles southeast of Fulton Sunday morning at 1:30. The deceased was a victim of apoplexy. He had been ill for about two months but was able to be to Fulton Saturday night. He suffered the fatal attack a few minutes before death came.
Charles, son of Jefferson and Mary BISH, was born on the same farm on which he died. He lived in and around Fulton all his life, following the occupation of farming. He was united in marriage to Ethel MARTIN nineteen years ago. Mr. Bish was a very active member of the United Brethren Church at Fulton, serving in the capacity of chorister and teacher of the young maried people's class at the present time. He was president of the Fulton P.T.A. organization.
Survivors are the wife and two daughters, Marjorie [BISH] and Elsie Jean [BISH] at home, three sisters, Mrs. Jacob STINGLEY, Mrs. Nelson ROUCH and Mrs. Walter SKINNER, all of Fulton.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton U.B. Church with the Rev. G. R. CRANE, pastor officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. John [Lucy Ann HIGGINS] DUVALL, 72, died shortly after ten o'clock Saturday night in her home two miles northeast of Rochester. Death followed an illness of seven months.
Lucy Ann, daughter of John and Mary HIGGINS, was born in Ohio on June 10, 1857. On March 7, 1877, in Platt county, Illinois, she was married to John DUVALL. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Duvall have lived in this community.
Surviving are her husband and one son, Bert DUVALL, of near Rochester. Two children, Benjamin [DUVALL] and Alice [DUVALL] are deceased. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock at the residence with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

Notice has been received here of the death of the Rev. Samuel SNYDER, at Waterloo, Ind., and whose funeral services will be held in the United Brethren church in Plymouth, Ind., Tuesday, March 18, at 2 p.m. Rev. Snyder gave fifty-three years to the ministry of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, being licensed to preach in 1877, and ordained to the gospel ministry in 1880. His entire ministry was given in Saint Joseph Conference which covers approximately the north third of the State of Indiana. He has sustained a retired relation in his conference since 1921, when health failing he was compelled to relinquish the active pastorate. He served as pastor of the Grass Creek Circuit, Fulton county, from 1903 to 1905. Many friends and members of the United Brethren church in Fulton county will attend the funeral of this veteran of the gospel ministry.

Funeral services for Edmund R. BROWN, formerly of Akron, were held Monday afternoon at his home at Winamac. Mr. Brown died Friday night following an illness. He was the father of Miss Genevieve BROWN, who is reporter of the Supreme and Appellate Courts.
He is one of the founders of the State Bank of Akron. He moved away from Akron about eight years ago.
Mr. Brown was a past department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic of Indiana. He served three years during the Civil War in Company C. 27th Indiana Vol.
He was born in Pulaski county Aug. 9, 1845. In 1868 he was graduated from Wabash college, where he was a charter member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Later he was graduated from the Lane seminary in Cincinnati, O. For three years he was minister at the Presbyterian church in Mechanicsville, Ia. He retired from the ministry because of ill health and spent the next 27 years of his life as a merchant at Monticello. Mr. Brown was in the banking business at Akron and Winamac until 1921, when he retired. He was married to Miss Emma Jane MARSH March 1, 1879.

Surviving are Miss BROWN, a son, A. H. BROWN, who is an attorney in Billings, Mont., and three grandchildren, Edmund R. BROWN, Betty BROWN and Halleck Norris BROWN.

Argos, Ind., March 17. -- Word has been received in Argos by Mrs. L. N. SCHAFER and Mrs. Lewis BOSE, of the death of their two nephews, Clarence NORRIS, Jr., of San Jose, Calif., and Leroy NORRIS, of Long Beach, Calif.
Clarence Norris, age 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence NORRIS, died of leakage of the heart after a six months' illness. Leroy Norris, age 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery NORRIS, was killed when his automobile struck a bridge near Long Beach. He is survived by his widow and parents who reside in Clarion, Ia.

Tuesday, March 18, 1930

Word was received in this city today by A. L. WHITMER, superintendent of the city schools, that Oliver M. STROUP, aged 52, father of Keith STROUP, physical director of the city schools, passed away at his home in Circleville near Frankfort Monday night following a six weeks illness caused by high blood pressure. The word concerning the death was received by Supt. Whitmer from Coach Stroup who was at his father's bedside when he died. The deceased was one of the most prominent farmers in Clinton county. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Circleville. Mr. Stroup is survived by his widow, four sons and two daughters. No word as to the funeral arrangements have been received here. The Rochester city schools will be represented at the funeral services.

Conrad KNAUFF, 74, well known farmer living three miles south of Macy, died at noon Monday following an illness of one year. Death was due to cancer.
Conrad, son of George and Katherine (KUHN) KNAUFF, was born near Macy, on May 20, 1856. All of his life had been spent in the Macy vicinity with the exception of four or five years, during which time he resided in Marshall County. On October 8, 1878 he was married to Ivy Rebecca DEEDS. Mr Knauff was a member of the Macy Christian Church and the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. C. H. McELWEE, of Charleston, Illinois, and Miss Millicent KNAUFF, of Peru; one son, Truman [KNAUFF], of Perrysburg; two brothers, Henry [KNAUFF], of Perrysburg, and George [KNAUFF], of San Antonio, Texas. There are ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Macy Christian Church. Rev. C. M. READ will officiate and burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.

Metea, Ind., March 18. -- A vacant chair, which would have been occupied by Raymond BUCHANAN, who passed away a few weeks ago, will have a place on the platform at the commencement exercises of the Metea high school on Thursday night, April 17, while the roll of graduates will include the deceased class member's name, as is announced by Geo. B. BENHAM, principal of the school.
Prof. Robert PHILLIPS of Purdue University has been selected as the commencement speaker.

Wednesday, March 19, 1930

Funeral services were held in Chicago today for Albert E. SCHAD, aged 52, owner of a beautiful summer home at Zink's Lake six miles northwest of this city who died in Chicago last Sunday. Little could be learned of Mr. Schad's life in this city as during the time he spent here he confided in few people. He is survived by his mother, two brothers and a sister. He was never married.
Mr. Schad had been ill for the past two years his sickness having resulted from an auto accident in which he figured at Chicago. He was employed for many years by the Power's Regulator Company of Chicago and was reputed several times a millionaire.
Mr. Schad purchased the ZINK'S LAKE farm five years ago and started to develop it. It was Mr. Schad's hobby. It is estimated that he spent between $50,000 and $60,000 in the development so far and he had planned to spend many more thousands before he had his dream completed.
It is not known as to whether his mother and sister will carry on the project which had reached a point of development where it was considered one of the show places of Northern Indiana.

James W. BRYAN, 84, of Fulton died Tuesday at the I.O.O.F. home at Greensburg, Ind., where he had lived for the past two years. Death followed a lingering illness with complications of diseases.
The deceased was born in Sidney, Ohio, on February 29, 1846 the son of William and Sarah BRYAN and came to Fulton when a small boy. He followed the occupation of a farmer until forced to retire on account of ill health. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church and a charter member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Surviving are six nieces and four nephews. James MASTERSON, of Rochester, is a nephew. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton Baptist Church with Rev. J. G. BUTLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Kathryn [GROSS], five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard GROSS, of Mentone, passed away in the McDonald hospital at Warsaw yesterday from pneumonia. The child had been ill for the past six weeks.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the United Brethren Church at Silver Lake with the Rev. Earl LONGENBAUGH of Athens in charge, for Miss Mildred SHUTT, aged 22, of Silver Lake who passed away at her home there Monday. Death was due to cancer. The deceased was operated on at Woodlawn Hospital last December in an effort to relieve the cancer. Members of the 1926 graduating class of the Silver Lake High School acted as pallbearers at the funeral today. Her mother and one brother are the only immediate relatives.

Lydia Jane CLEVENGER, daughter of David H. and Mary CLEVENGER, was born in Fulton county, Indiana June 7, 1860. She departed this life on March 15, 1930 at the age of 69 years, 9 months and 8 days.
Lydia was one of 11 children, all of whom preceded her in death with the exception of one sister, Mrs. Ellen NYE, of Athens.
She was united in marriage to James CLEMANS May 22, 1892. Although Lydia had no children of her own, she loved and cared for her husband's three children who were left

motherless at an early age. She loved and cared for many other motherless children. She was of a kind and loving disposition, a good wife and neighbor.
She in her last hours expressed her willingness to go and felt that her work was finished.
Lydia will be missed by all who knew her.
She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, one sister, Mrs. Ellen NYE, of Athens, three step-children, Mrs. Bessie KINDIG, of Akron; Mr. Everett CLEMANS, of Akron; and Mrs. Rebecca RHOADS, of New Haven; one foster-son, Max FEECE, of Rochester, 13 step-grandchildren, one foster grandchild and two step-great-grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Thursday, March 20, 1930

Wren L. DAVIS, 50, of Grovertown, Ind., died Wednesday evening at 5:30 at the Marshall County hospital in Plymouth the result of injuries he received earlier in the day when his automobile was struck by a large Lincoln sedan. The accident occurred at the Grovertown crossing of State Road [U.S.] 30.
Davis was crossing the highway at a slow pace when the Lincoln sedan, occupied by Fathers DuPEU and HIGGINS, and Mrs. Laura EMBER, of Chicago, crashed into the side of the Oakland turning it over and pushing it along the road until completely demolished. The occupants of the Chicago car escaped uninjured.
Mr. Davis suffered a crushed chest, internal injuries and both jaws broken. He died without ever gaining consciousness.
The deceased was born on a farm in Pulaski County, near Winamac, on October 2, 1880 the son of Joseph and Lillie DAVIS. On July fourth, 1912, he was married to Martha BEECHLER, of Chicago. For several years Mr. Davis lived on the BAKER farm, northwest of Rochester, but for the past seven or eight years had lived near Grovertown. He was a member of the Ben Hur lodge in Gary and the Christian Church at Grovertown.
Surviving are his wife, one son, William [DAVIS], at home; a foster daughter; his mother, Mrs. Lillie DAVIS, of Hammond; four sisters, Mrs. William SHONK, of Rochester; Mrs. C. D. CRABILL, of North Liberty; Mrs. Frank DEWEY, of Gary, and Mrs. Herbert NORTON, of Hammond; three brothers, Thomas DAVIS, of Gary; Vern [DAVIS], of Winamac, and Burr [DAVIS], of Portland, Maine.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Grovertown United Brethren Church. Burial will be made in the Grovertown cemetery.

Mrs. Harriett TURNER, aged 57, wife of Edward S. TURNER, grocery store owner and vice-president of the Argos State Bank, died at her home in Argos shortly after midnight last night of intestinal poisoning. She had been ill all of the winter. The deceased was the daughter of Jonathan and Emeline PICKERL, and was born on a farm near Argos on May 30, 1872. Mrs. Turner spent her entire lifetime in or near Argos. She was a prominent worker in the Methodist church at Argos. Survivors are the husband, a daughter, Mrs. Frank BREWER, of Argos, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the Argos Methodist church at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Paul REISEN in charge. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Mrs. Ruby PHOEBUS, 24, wife of Clarence R. PHOEBUS, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday night at her home a mile and a half southwest of Warsaw, as the result of drinking a solution of sodium fluoride. Mrs. Phoebus drank the poison about 6:30 o'clock in the evening, shortly after her husband had left for Warsaw.
After taking the poison, Mrs. Phoebus called the Elks club rooms in Warsaw and asked for her husband. When told that he was not at the club she asked for Walter BRANT and told him she had done something that she shouldn't have done and asked him to find her husband and tell him to come home immediately. She then said that she had taken poison.
Mr. Phoebus was located at a barber shop a few minutes later and in company with Mr. Brant went to his home. Mrs. Phoebus was walking about the home and it was thought at first that she had been joking about the poison. Soon she became ill, however, and Dr. S. C. MURPHY was called. The poison was of such a nature, however, that it could not be pumped from the stomach and nothing could be done to save her. The poison was kept in the home for extrnal use on chickens. Between her spasms of nausea she jested with those around her.
Domestic trouble is believed to have caused Mrs. Phoebus to end her life. She and Mr. Phoebus were married last November.
Mr. Phoebus told the coroner Paul LANDIS that his wife had threatened to kill herself but said he had not given these threats much thought. Mr. Phoebus stated that he had arrived home for supper rather late and said his wife appeared out of sorts so he left for Warsaw soon after the meal was completed.
Mrs. Phoebus is said to have told Dr. Murphy that she did not want to live because Mr. Phoebus did not love her any more. Before death finally came, however, it is said she repented her action and expressed a wish to recover.
Mrs. Phoebus was formerly Miss Ruby GRUBBS and before her marriage was employed as a nurse at the McDonald hospital in Warsaw. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel GRUBBS, reside near Mentone.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday afternoon at the Bibler funeral home in Warsaw and will be conducted by Rev. L. L. SHAFFER, of Warsaw. Burial will be at the Oakwood cemetery near Mentone.

Friday, March 21, 1930

Mrs. Lydia Ann HOFFMAN, aged 58 years, passed away at her home in Akron, Thursday evening at 11:30 after scarcely over a day's illness of paralysis. The deceased had been a resident of Akron for the past two years, although for 15 years prior to that time she had been a resident of Henry township.
Lydia Ann, daughter of William and Emma DAWALD, was born on a farm in Miami county, May 1, 1871. In the year of 1896 she was united in marriage to Ezra H. HOFFMAN who survives with five sons, and one daughter. Mrs. Hoffman before moving to Henry township resided in the Silver Lake neighborhood for a number of years. The deceased was a member of the Church of God. Surviving with Mr. Hoffman are a daughter, Mrs. Mabel KUHN, of near Akron, five sons, Ralph [HOFFMAN] of Chili; Russell [HOFFMAN], of Fort Wayne, Foster [HOFFMAN], Claude [HOFFMAN] and Frank [HOFFMAN], all of near Akron; 11 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Oliver SNIDER, west of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at either the Saint's Church or the Church of God, at Akron. The services will be in charge of Rev. Floyd HEDGES who will be assisted by Rev. GILLILAND, of Gilead and Rev. OLDHAM, of Akron. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Alfred B. ROUCH, aged 71, prominent farmer of Liberty Township, died at eleven o'clock Friday morning at his home two miles south of Fulton. Death followed an illness of several years with complications of diseases.
Alfred B., son of Aaron and Anna ROUCH, was born in Liberty Township on August 9, 1859. In January, 1879 he was married to Mary T. OLIVER. For 22 years Mr. and Mrs. Rouch lived in Peru, where he was engaged in the monument business, but several years ago moved to a farm near Fulton. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge and the United Brethren Church in Fulton.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Orville ROUCH, of Pueblo, Colorado; seven brothers, Frank [ROUCH], Guthrie, Oklahoma; William H. [ROUCH], of Rochester; George [ROUCH], of Oklahoma City; Schuyler [ROUCH], of Fulton; Silas [ROUCH], Kokomo, and T. E. ROUCH of Peru; one sister, Mary [ROUCH], of Rochester and three grandchildren. A son, Ora [ROUCH], passed away in 1902.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Arnold Ray EASTERDAY, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry EASTERDAY, former residents of Marshtown, died Thursday morning at a hospital in Fort Wayne. The child was only ill a few days.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at one o'clock at the home of the child's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will THOMAS, north of Fort Wayne. Burial will be made in the Fort Wayne cemetery.

Saturday, March 22, 1930

Sim EDINGTON, 72, former resident of the Loyal neighborhood, died Friday night at the home of his son, Ray, in Elkhart. Death followed an illness of several months with paralysis. Mr. Edington had made his home with his son in Elkhart for the past two years.
Surviving are four sons: Clarence [EDINGTON], Lawrence [EDINGTON] and Emery [EDINGTON], of Kewanna, and Ray [EDINGTON], of Elkhart; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur BARKER, of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. R. BARKER, of New York.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

The badly decomposed body of a man thought to have been an Indian Chieftain, was found two and half feet under the ground on the TRUE farm, a mile south of this city on the Wabash road yesterday afternoon. The discovery was made by Eli BRUBAKER, as he was prospecting in an effort to locate a vein of gravel on the farm which is now known as the "BONNIE VIEW FARM." The body was found in a sitting position which makes all who saw it believe that it was the corpse of an Indian. Sheriff Ora CLARK and Coroner STINSON were notified by Mr. Brubaker and made an investigation. The bones are now on display at the Brubaker farm and later they will be reburied.

Funeral services for Alfred ROUCH, who died Friday at his home south of Fulton, will be held Monday morning at ten o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren Church. Rev. G. R. CRANE will officiate and burial will be made in Peru.

Monday, March 24, 1930

John [R.] PEEPLES, 86, a Civil War veteran and a resident of Rochester for many years, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Hissong, in LaPorte. Mr. Peeples had been ill for the past three years with complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
Mr. and Mrs. Peeles' home was in East Rochester but for the past three years had lived with their children. Surviving Mr. Peeples are his wife, who ws formerly Electa McMILLEN; four daughters, Mrs. James OLER, of Argos, Mrs. Minnie MILLER, Mrs. Blanche KEPLER and Mrs. Harry HISSONG, of LaPorte, and two sons, Will PEEPLES, of LaPorte, and Lloyd [PEEPLES], of Michigan City.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Poplar Grove church near Lake Maxinkuckee. Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Albert A. MADARY, aged 75, for many years a resident of Fulton, passed away at his home in Bunker Hill, Ind., Saturday morning at six o'clock. Death resulted after an illness of several months duration from complication inherent with advanced years.
Albert A., son of Mathias and Marie MADARY, was born on a farm in Ohio on Dec. 20th, 1854, and while still a young lad moved to Indiana settling in the vicinity of Bunker Hill. Later the deceased removed to Fulton where he resided for several years. Mr. Madary followed the occupation of farming until his retirement several years ago. Surviving with the widow [Susan A. MADARY] are three sons, John [MADARY], of near Rochester, William [MADARY], of Peru, Herbert [MADARY] of Bunker Hill; a daughter, Mrs. E. M. SHERBONDY, of Peru; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Fulton U. B. church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. G. R. CRANE officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton Cemetery.

Relatives of this city have received word of the death of Ollie AULT which occurred at his home in Everett, Washington last Tuesday. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Ault was buried at Everett. Mr. Ault was born in this city and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam AULT. He was about 70 years of age. For many years he worked for A. J. BARRETT in his lumber yard in this city leaving Rochester 20 years ago to make his home in Washington. A sister, Mrs. Nettie JOHNSON, lives at Everett, Washington.

Tuesday, March 25, 1930

Word was received here today of the death of Samuel FLOX at Los Angeles. He was a former resident of Rochester and was president of the Boston Store of this city. Mr. Flox who was 67 years of age passed away following an illness from cancer. The Boston Store was closed all day Tuesday in respect to the deceased.
The body will be brought to South Bend and burial will take place there on Thursday. Further details will be given later.
Mr. Fox was one of the pioneer merchants of Rochester owning at one time the old Boston store which was located on East Eighth street where the glove factory is now located. He moved his family to Peru about 20 years ago, where he founded a Boston Store. His company now owns stores in Peru, Plymouth, Rochester and Elwood.
He is survived by one son, Jake [FLOX], of Los Angeles, and three daughters, Mrs. Abe ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. Sid GIVIRTZ of Peru, and Mrs. Lewis ZALTZBERG of Winchester.

Mrs. Sarah Jane MOON, 90, well known resident of the Sharon neighborhood, nine miles west of Rochester, died at eight o'clock Monday night at the home of her son, Charles. Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
Sarah Jane MILLISER, was born in Marion, Ohio on October 30, 1840. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to George MOON and all of her married life was spent in the Sharon community. She was a member of the United Brethren Church.
Surviving are eight children: Charles [MOON]; Mrs. Ida ROUCH, of Fulton; Perry [MOON], of Logansport; Mrs. Clara YELTON, of Ora; William [MOON], of Grass Creek; Jacob [MOON], of Rochester; Samuel [MOON], of South Bend, and Frank B. [MOON] of near Leiters Ford.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Sharon Church with Rev. FOX, of Kewanna, in charge. Burial will be made in the Moon cemetery.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from his home in Mentone for John IGO, aged 33, who died in the McDonald hospital at Warsaw Sunday afternoon, a victim to an attack of meningitis. Burial was made in the Nichols cemetery east of this city. Mr. Igo was taken ill while visiting in this city on Sunday, March 9. It was found on the following Wednesday that he had contracted spinal meningitis. He regained consciousness for only a short period of time during the last days of his illness. An abcess had formed at the base of the brain adding greatly to the pain he suffered. Mr. Igo was a stock buyer. He was a member of the Elks and the Odd Fellows lodges. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Omer IGO, of Mentone, four brothers, five sisters and a grandmother.

Wednesday, March 26, 1930

Alfred F. SHOWLEY, aged 56, a life-long resident of Liberty township, died Wednesday morning at 9:30 at his home four miles northwest of Fulton. Death followed an illness of two years with chronic nephrities, however, he had only been bedfast for the past ten days.
The deceased was born on Sept. 12, 1874, on a farm near Mt. Olive, the son of Jacob and Laura SHOWLEY. In 1895 he was married to Sadie E. SPOTTS. Mr. Showley was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Fulton.
Surviving are his wife, eight children, Lloyd [SHOWLEY], of Fulton, Mrs. Elsie ALDRIDGE, of Kewanna, Mrs. Cleo EBER, of near Mt. Olive, Mrs. Edna KENT, of South Bend, Raymond [SHOWLEY], Lester [SHOWLEY], Harold [SHOWLEY] and Eldonna [SHOWLEY], at home; one brother and one sister, Arthur SHOWLEY and Mrs. Maude HICKLE, of Kewanna, and stepmother, Mrs. J. B. SHOWLEY, of Kewanna. A daughter, Nora [SHOWLEY], died 11 years ago.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Rev. G. R. CRANE will officiate and burial will be made in the Salem cemetery.

Mrs. A. J. SOMMERS, 65 years of age, a former resident of Rochester, passed away at her home in Kokomo Tuesday morning. Death is believed to have resulted from heart trouble, the deceased having been found dead in bed by other members of the family. Although Mrs. Sommers had been in ill health for the past several months her condition was not regarded as alarming.
Mrs. Sommers, daughter of Francis M. and Elizabeth STETSON, was born on a farm south of this city in the year 1865. The deceased resided in Rochester and vicinity for almost 25 years and then removed to Kokomo where she has since resided. Surviving with the husband are three sons: Elmer [SOMMERS], of New York City, Ed [SOMMERS], of New Orleans; Cedric [SOMMERS], of Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha HAYES, of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. John BANISTER and Mrs. Chas. KLECKNER, both of Logansport; and three brothers, George STETSON, of Logansport; Oliver STETSON, present address unknown; and Frank STETSON of this city.
Funeral arrangements are being delayed pending word from Elmer Sommers, who is now enroute to New York City from a business trip in Europe.

Nathan OPPENHEIM, aged 51, former resident of Kewanna, died at his home in Bourbon at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday from cancer of the liver. Mr. Oppenheim has been bedfast since October 18. He was a patient in the Illinois Masonic hospital in Chicago for some time. The deceased was born in Westinitz, Lithuania, the son of Chalm and Rebecca OPPENHEIM. He came to this country when 20 years of age. For several years he lived in New York City and then moved to Kewanna where he engaged in the junk, fur and hide business until 11 years ago when he sold his establishment and moved to Bourbon where he engaged in a similar business. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Kewanna and the Eagles Lodge at Plymouth.
Survivors are his widow who was Josephine REYNOLDS whom he married at Centerville, Mich., Sept. 5, 1914, and three sisters, Mrs. Mae SUSKIND and Mrs. Rebecca DONINGER, of Brooklyn, N. Y, and Mrs. Pauline COHEN, of South Bend. Funeral services will be held from the Forest G. Hay funeral parlor, 1201 South Michigan street, South Bend, Thursday. A rabbi of the Jewish Orthodix church will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Jewish Orthodox cemetery at South Bend.

Thursday, March 27, 1930

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Caroline Sally THOMAS, 81, mother of Miss Fanny THOMAS, former Fulton County public health nurse, which took place Tuesday at the home of her daughter in Danville, Illinois. Mrs. Thomas formerly lived in Logansport.
Funeral services will be held in Logansport Friday afternoon at three o'clock at the home of Mrs. Charles GRANT, 84 Seventh Street, a daughter. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Mrs. Clarissa Ellen CONNER, 68, died Tuesday evening at her home in Deedsville, death following an illness of several years with heart trouble and complications. Her condition had been serious for the past week.
Clarissa Ellen [FENIMORE], daughter of Joseph and Regina FENIMORE, was born at Santa Fe, Miami County, on June 28, 1861. On February 12, 1881, she was married to Martin CONNER. Mrs. Conner was a member of the Deedsville United Brethren Church.
Surviving are three daughters and one son, Mrs. Ella BEST, of Sheldon, Illinois; Mrs. Fay MAUS, of Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Ina POSTAL, of Deedsville, and Elmer CONNER, of Deedsville; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Albert ROSS, of Rochester; Mrs. Lemuel POWELL, and Mrs. Ben SLUSSER, of Macy; two brothers, William FENIMORE, of Macy, and Schuyler FENIMORE, of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at ten o'clock at the United Brethren Church in Deedsville. Rev. MINER will officiate and burial will be made in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, March 28, 1930

With snow drifts six feet deep in some places on the highways in Aubbeenaubbee township the funeral services for Mrs. George MOON, who died Monday night in the Sharon neighborhood southwest of Leiters Ford set for Wednesday afternoon were postponed and held Thursday afternoon. Early Thursday morning farmers and county highway employees used shovels and snow plows to clear the road between the Moon residence where the services were held and the Moon cemetery.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Anna LEFFLE, formerly of Twelve Mile, on Wednesday. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Bethlehem M.E. church, west of Twelve Mile. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Mrs. Leffle, who recently made her home at Denver, died at the home of her son Robert NASH, south of Erie. She was well known to several people of this community.

Funeral services were held at Humboldt, Ill., today for William BUCK, a former resident of Macy. Mr. Buck died at Humboldt Tuesday evening. He was 60 years of age and lived in Allen township, Miami County 20 years ago when he went to North Dakota to live, later moving to Humboldt. The deceased has a number of relatives in Macy and vicinity.

Saturday, March 29, 1930

Mrs. [Purl F.] BRUBAKER, aged 42, died at her home one mile north of this city on the Michigan Road at 10:40 o'clock Friday night from a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The deceased had been in ill health for several years. Emma Jane [WALTZ], daughter of Henry and Susan WALTZ, was born on a farm in Marshall county on Nov. 2, 1887. She came to this county when quite young and has resided here since that time. She was a member of the Rochester Christian church. Survivors are the husband, son, Robert [BRUBAKER], father who made his home with her as did her only brother, Harley [WALTZ], and four sisters. Mrs. William GUISE, who lives on a farm east of Lake Manitou, is a sister, as is Mrs. John BRUNSON of So. Bend. The other two sisters live in Nebraska. Funeral services will be held from the Rochester Christian church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. G. W. TITUS, pastor of the church in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Abner WAITE, aged 84, well known resident of the Akron vicinity, passed away at the Dukes hospital, Peru, at 11:30 o'clock Friday night. Mrs. Waite had been enjoying her usual good health up until Friday morning when she took suddenly ill and was removed to the hospital. It is believed death was caused from heart trouble. Prior to Mrs. Waite's residence in Akron she resided for a number of years in the Macy and Gilead communities.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Rebecca EDWARDS, was born on a farm near Macy in the year 1886. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Abner WAITE and to this union three children survive. The survivors are the husband, a son Tom WAITE, of Akron, two daughters, Mrs. Sherman CAPLE, of Sherman, Wyoming, and Madge WALTZ, at home, and two grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will not be made until word has been received from the daughter who resides in Wyoming.

Monday, March 31, 1930

Mrs. Frances Luella BERRIER, aged 76, well known resident of the Burton community, died at 11:45 Saturday morning at her country home 5 miles west of Rochester following an illness of only a week. Death was due to strangulation of the bowels.
Frances Luella [BEERY], daughter of Aaron and Caroline BEERY, was born on Nov. 12, 1853, near Fremont, Ohio. When only a small child her parents moved to Fulton county, settling on the BEERY homestead, 4 miles west of Rochester. On Feb. 5, 1873, she was married to Robert Newton BERRIER. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earl NAFE, of near Loyal, and Mrs. Roy BURGNER, of Bourbon; two sons, Roscoe [BERRIER], of Toledo, O., and Dee [BERRIER], at home; eight grandchildren; a brother, J. C. BEERY, west of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Alfretta NEFF, of Stillwater, Okla. A brother, Frank L. BEERY, died four weeks ago.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the residence with Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Leiters Ford, in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in this city.

Relatives in this city today received word of the death of Mrs. Lucy DEVENY, aged 76, wife of Harry DEVENY, which occurred at her home in Oakland, California on Sunday, March 23, after a six months illness due to heart trouble. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mrs. [Dr. H. W.] Sarah [CHINN] MANN pioneer settler of Rochester and was born in this city on April 21, 1854. She has been a cripple since childhood. Mrs. Deveny and her husband who is a tailor went to California forty years ago. they were in Oakland at the time of the San Francisco earthquate. Survivors are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Marie COOPER, 167 South Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Frances TAYLOR NELSON of Oakland. Dr. Archie BROWN, William BROWN and Mrs. Dellie SEIGFRIED, Mrs. Martha EMERSON, Lee [DAVIDSON] and Turpie DAVIDSON are first cousins of Mrs. Deveny. The Mann homestead stood on the lot now occupied by the Char-Bell Theatre. Funeral services were held in Oakland last Wednesday. The body was cremated and the ashes will be returned here for burial in the Mann lot in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Deveny spent six months here during the last illness of her mother. This was Mrs. Deveny's last visit to this city.

Mrs. Eugene MEREDITH, aged 43, well known resident of Argos, Indiana, was instantly killed in the rear yard of her home on North Sugar street, shortly after 10 o'clock Saturday morning when an electric wire came in contact with the clothes line on which she was hanging blankets.
It is believed the electric line which was carrying 220 voltage had become broken in some manner and fell across one end of the wire clothes line. As the woman who was standing upon moist ground attempted to hang up a wet blanket the voltage was stepped up by the moisture to a sufficient degree to cause instantaneous death.
Simultaneously at the time of the fatal accident a friend of Mrs. Meredith was calling her on the telephone. The call was answered by a daughter of Mrs. Meredith, who then went to summon her mother and found her lying on the ground. Physicians were immediately called but all attempts [to] revive the woman proved futile. Coroner R. E. JOHNSON, of Plymouth was called and conducted a preliminary investigation. He stated that no visible signs of burns had been noted on the victim's hands or body.
Mrs. Meredith was the mother of seven children, her husband who is employed in Hammond arriving home late Saturday afternoon after having been apprised of the tragic death of his wife.
Louberta [GANGLE], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GANGLE, was born at Lafayette, Ind., on December 16th, 1886. She had been a resident of Argos for the past 14 years. The deceased was an active member of the Argos Christian church. Prior to Mrs. Meredith residency in Argos she had lived in Nappanee and East Chicago for several years. Surviving with the husband are seven children: Richard [MEREDITH], Elnora [MEREDITH], Jane [MEREDITH], Glendon [MEREDITH], Gordon [MEREDITH], Lucile [MEREDITH] and Gwenivere [MEREDITH], all of Argos, and her father, Mr. Gangle of Lafayette.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Hiley BAKER were held at the Argos Christian Church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Tuesday, April 1, 1930

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Claude CAMPBELL which occurred at her home in Hammond last Saturday following an operation. Mrs. Campbell formerly lived at Marshtown. She was a relative of Charles [WALLACE] and Harry WALLACE. Burial was made at Hammond today.

J. N. FLINN, aged 73, former resident of Rochester, passed away at the C. L. Morris Hospital in Plymouth Tuesday morning at 6:05. Mr. Flinn had been in ill health for three years and had been confined to the Morris hospital for three months. Five months previous to this he was in a hospital at Fort Wayne.
J. N., son of Mr. and Mrs. John FLINN, was born in Muncie, Indiana, in 1857. He moved to Rochester while quite young and was united in marriage to Louise RICHTER in Rochester fifty-one years ago. For several years he was in the dry goods business with Charles PLANK in the building where the Hoosier Shoe Store is now located. From here he moved to Albion, Michigan where he entered the grocery business. He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Plymouth.
Surviving are the widow, one son, Clarence [FLINN], of Plymouth, one sister in Chicago and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at ten o'clock at the Bunnel funeral home in Plymouth with Rev. BENJAMIN of the Plymouth Presbyterian Church in charge. The body will be brought to Rochester for burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body is expected to arrive here between eleven and eleven-thirty o'clock.

James OGLE, age 84, well known civil war veteran, passed away at the home of his son, Bruce [OGLE], in Five Corners neighborhood, southwest of Macy, Monday evening at 6:45 o'clock. Mr. Ogle had been seriously ill for the past two weeks suffering from complications incident to old age.
James, son of John and Catherine (WILKINSON) OGLE, was born on a farm near Macy May 14, 1846. He spent all his life with the exception of a few years in Peru, in the Macy community. Fifty-four years ago he was united in marriage to Jeanette CARVEY. Mr. Ogle was a member of the Macy M.E. church and the G.A.R.
Survivors are one son, Bruce [OGLE], one grandson, five granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Macy Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock

with Rev. S. L. ZECHIEL in charge. Burial will be made in the Macy Plainview cemetery.

James Dewey [ZOLMAN], 4-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey ZOLMAN, passed away at the Zolman home 2 miles south of Athens at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death resulted from pneumonia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, at the Athens U.B. church and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Wednesday, April 2, 1930

Mrs. J. B. SHOWLEY, 70, died Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Simon HICKLE, in the Sharon neighborhood. Funeral services will be held at the Community Church, at Bruce Lake Station, Thursday afternoon at one o'clock. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery.

Thursday, April 3, 1930

Reuben K. GILLILAND, aged 62, better known to his friends in this city and Fulton county as "Reub" and for thirty years the owner of a cigar store and billiard parlor in this city, died this morning at 8:10 o'clock in his apartment at 430-1/2 North Main Street after a 10 weeks illness caused by dropsy and heart trouble. The deceased had been bedfast but 10 days. He was unconscious during his last 24 yours.
Reub during his lifetime had been seriously ill on many occasions but at such times he waged a hard battle against death, but the courage which he displayed in his other battles against disease was lacking in his struggle against dropsy. Death it would seem to those who knew him best came today as a pleasant relief to his recent suffering.
In the passing of Reuben Gilliland this city lost one of its public spirited and charitable citizens. For many years no person ever gave more in proportion to his worldly goods toward any enterprise which was for the betterment of Rochester than did he, often giving to such undertaking to his limit. He never refused any person who asked him for help. In the death of Mr. Gilliland those who were close to him say there never was a truer or a more sacrificing friend.
The deceased was born on a farm near Larwell on Oct. 9, 1868 and came to this city when he was 14 years of age with his parents, John and Mary GILLILAND. He finished the common schools in this city and after his sophomore year in high school started to learn the cigar makers trade under the late George VanSKYKE.
Thirty-eight years ago Mr. Gilliland with William DEWITT, now of Ardmore, Okla., and Fred MILLER operated a cigar factory on the south side of the public square where they manufactured the "Town Clock" cigar. In a few years this became one of the leading cigars in this section of the state. Later Mr. Gilliland and his associates added other cigars to their line such as the "LaPlanta," "Koh-I-Nor," "Gilliland's Little Rose" and "Gilliland's Hand Made."
The business of Mr. Gilliland and his associates grew to such proportions that they deemed it best to open a retail cigar store and billiard parlor in this city, accordingly they leased the room in the Brackett building at 709 Main street thirty years ago, where they opened a store and also moved their cigar factory to the flat nearby. In later years Mr. Gilliland bought out the interests of his associates. In recent years his business slipped away and a year ago he moved from the room in the Brackett building to one at 502 North Main street where he again opened a cigar store and billiard parlor.

Mr. Gilliland was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Eagle and Moose lodges of this city. Survivors are two sons, Geiger [GILLILAND] and William [GILLILAND], two daughters, Mrs. Frank ALBER, and Alice [GILLILAND], all of this city; a brother, Arley [GILLILAND], also of this city, a half-sister, Mrs. Milton GRUBBS, of Montpelier, Ohio, and a half-brother, Ed KIME, of this city.
The funeral services in charge of Rev. T. R. STOVALL, will be held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, April 4, 1930

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Denver, Ind., for Richard [RABER], 16-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence RABER. Burial was made in Mexico cemetery. The child died Wednesday, death being due to sugar diabetes.

Saturday, April 5, 1930

Mrs. Catherine McCLURE, widow of the late L. W. McCLURE of Argos passed away at the home of a niece in South Bend, Friday afternoon. The McClures were former residents of the Argos neighborhood. Details concerning Mrs. McClure's life will be carried in a later edition of this paper.

Vern HATFIELD, aged 60, an employe of the D. A. Pike Sawmill Company of Akron, died at Woodlawn hospital at 12:30 o'clock this morning from injuries which he received last Wednesday afternoon when he was caught under a tree which he was cutting with Willis HIGGENS, of Akron, in a woods near Twelve Mile. Death was caused by a fracture of the skull. The body of Mr. Hatfield has been taken to his home in Akron.
Mr. Hatfield and Mr. Higgens left Akron last Wednesday morning to cut timber in the woods near Twelve Mile for the Pike Company, the timber rights having been purchased by the Pike Company several days ago. Mr. Hatfield misjudged the way in which a tree which he and Mr. Higgens were cutting was going to fall. One of the limbs of the tree struck Mr. Hatfield on the back of the head, fracturing his skull. Mr. Hatfield was rational only a part of the time after the accident.
Very little could be learned about the life of Mr. Hatfield as his family had all left their home in Akron this morning to make arrangements for the funeral which will in all probability be held from the Church of God at Akron Monday afternoon. The deceased was a member of the Church of God.
Mr. Hatfield was born near Mentone and lived in Kosciusko county until 10 years ago when he accepted employment with the D. A. Pike lumber company, moving to Akron. He was well known by farmers in Fulton, Wabash, Cass, Miami and Kosciusko counties because of his employment as a timber cutter. Survivors are the widow and two sons and a daughter. All of the children are of age.

Monday, April 7, 1930

Mrs. Harriett Ann DUDGEON, aged 64 years, passed away at her home on West 5th street this city at 10:15 o'clock Sunday evening after an illness of six months duration. The deceased had spent her entire life in Fulton county with the exception of 13 months residence in Plymouth.

Harriett Ann [ZINK], daughter of Joseph and Emaline ZINK, was born on a farm in Richland township on Feb. 12th, 1866, and on April 12, 1885, she was united in marriage to Geo. DUDGEON, the ceremony being performed at Argos, Ind. Mrs. Dudgeon was a member of the Rochester Methodist church. Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mattie CARR, of this city; Nellie MILLER, of Plymouth; eleven grandchildren, a sister, Rosann OVERMYER, of this city, and three brothers, Louis [ZINK], of Oklahoma; Frank [ZINK], of Rochester, and Enoch [ZINK], of Argos. A son, Obra H. [DUDGEON], preceded her in death.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be held in the Methodist church Wednesday afterrnoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

James DEWALD, aged 72, passed away at his residence in the northwest section of this city at 8:40 o'clock Monday evening. Death resulted from hardening of the arteries and other complications inherent to advanced age. Mr. Dewald had been a resident of Fulton county for almost his entire life.
The deceased was born at Deedsville, Ind., May 13, 1858. On April 9, 1885, he was united in marriage to Josephine FORD, the wedding taking place at Tiosa. Mr. Dewald was a life-long member of the Lutheran church. Surviving with the widow are two foster-daughters, Mrs. Loy UMBAUGH, of near Tiosa, and Mrs. John UMBAUGH, of South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Susanna SMOKER, of Miami county; Mrs. Sarah KENNEDY, of Peru; and Mrs. Amanda SWYGERT, also of Miami county, and three foster-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Tiosa Luthran church at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. SCHROER. Brief services will be held at his home at 1:30 o'clock before the funeral procession departs for Tiosa church. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

Joseph F. AULT, aged 72, former resident of Rochester, died at 5:00 o'clock Saturday evening at his home in Warroad, Minn., death being due to heart trouble. Early Saturday morning he suffered a heart attack and his condition gradually grew worse until the end. He had been in ill health for some time but his condition was not regarded as serious.
Mr. Ault came to Rochester with his parents when only five years of age and continued to live here for many years. He was educated in the Rochester schools and became deeply interested in the educational work of the county. For three years he served on the school board. He followed the occupation of an architect and contractor and built a number of school houses in the county. Mr. Ault was a former member of the Rochester band and was the director of this organization for several years.
Surviving are his wife and four children, Fred H. AULT and Edith GERRIE, of Warroad; William F. AULT, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Joseph AULT, of Rochester; 11 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. W. J. BAILEY and Mrs. G. F. BARCUS of Rochester.
Burial will be made in Warroad. Joseph Ault, of this city, has gone to Warroad to attend the services.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Grossman chapel in Argos for Mrs. Catherine McCLURE, 88, who died Friday afternoon at the home of her niece. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Edward McCLURE, of South Bend, and Ora McCLURE, of Chicago, and one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle REED, of Peoria, Ill.

Tuesday, April 8, 1930

A seven and one-half pound son born Tuesday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Ira SMITH, near Akron, at the Warsaw hospital, died shortly after birth. Mrs. Smith's condition is reported satisfactorily.

Mrs. Ella MAXWELL STEPHENSON, wife of Rome C. STEPHENSON, former prominent resident of Rochester, died in Epworth Hospital at South Bend at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon following a week's illness. Mrs. Stephenson had suffered only a few days from a cerebral disorder and passed away following an operation performed to save her life. Up until her illness which was unexpected she had been enjoying good health and had recently returned to her home in South Bend after spending the winter in Florida with her close friend, Mrs. Catherine BRACKETT, of Rochester.
Mrs. Stephenson was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, July 19, 1865, the daughter of J. A. and Martha EDWARDS MAXWELL. She was married on October 16, 1880 to Rome C. Stephenson, of Rochester, and the couple made their home in this city where he was an attorney and banker. The Stephensons both were leaders in the social and business activities of the city and had a beautiful residence here. Two sons were born and spent their boyhood here, they being Joseph Maxwell STEPHENSON, now publisher of the South Bend News-Times and Hugh R. STEPHENSON, connected with the St. Joseph Loan and Trust Co., of South Bend.
In 1907 the Stephenson family moved to South Bend where Mr. Stephenson became an official in and later president of the St. Joseph Loan and Trust Company.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Progress Club and the Wednesday Club at South Bend.
She is survived by her husband, her two sons, a granddaughter, a brother, J. E. MAXWELL of Upper Sandusky, and two sisters, Mrs. Frederick KENAN of Upper Sandusky and Mrs. N. G. DAVENPORT of Dayton, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at three o'clock. The family will then take the remains to Upper Sandusky where burial will be made in the family burial plot. A number of Mrs. Stephenson's friends from Rochester will attend the funeral.

Elisha J. WALTON, 52, former resident of Akron, died at six o'clock Monday evening at his home in Indianapolis following a lingering illness. He had been bedfast since October suffering from a cancer on his lung.
Mr. Walton owned and operated a grocery in Akron for eight years. He was a candidate for Clerk of the Fulton Circuit Court at one time, having been defeated by Charles FLAGG. Later he moved to Indianapolis where since 1920 he had been employed by the government as internal revenue deputy collector in southern Indiana. He was a member of the K. of P. Lodge, in Akron, Masonic Lodge and Christian Church in Indianapolis.
In 1905 he was married to Miss Amy SHESLER, of Akron, and they were the parents of one daughter Ruth Maxine [WALTON], who preceded her father in death January 8, 1928.
Surviving are his wife; three brothers and his mother, who live in Morris Hill, Indiana; one sister in Indianapolis. Mrs. A. ADAMS, of Rochester, is a sister-in-law.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at the residence, 1214 North Bellevue Place, Indianapolis. Burial will be made in the Washington Park cemetery in Indianapolis.

Logansport, Ind., April 8, -- Austin FRUSHOUR, 25, of Lucerne, was killed almost instantly about 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon when his automobile was struck by a Pennsy passenger train in Royal Center. Frushour, an employe of the Sears Roebuck company of this city, sustained a fracture of the skull.
The Chevrolet car was struck squarely in the middle. The train, No. 317, was going north at an estimated speed of 60 miles per hour. The car was caught on the engine pilot, and carried for nearly a quarter of a mile down the track before Engineer Frank BRINLEY was able to bring the train to a stop.
Frushour's head was thrown against a window of the auto it was believed. He suffered a deep cut at the base of the brain.
Frushour was placed on a work train which was near the scene and taken back to the crossing.
The victim of the accident is the son of Addison FRUSHOUR, a Lucerne hardward dealer. He had been employed by the local store since its opening last May.
He was well informed in the hardware business and while in the service of the company spent part of his time visiting prospective buyers.
Although the victim had been to his home early yesterday morning his exact destination when struck by the train was not learned. He intended to see a farmer about the sale of some machinery.
Other than the parents, Frushour is survived by two brothers, James [FRUSHOUR] of Crawfordsville, Edward [FRUSHOUR] at home; three sisters, Mrs. John CAUGHELL, of Royal Center, Miss Ruth [FRUSHOUR], of Indianapolis, and Margaret [FRUSHOUR], of Chicago.
Engineer Frank BRINLEY and Conductor A. A. REYBURN of this city were in charge of the train.
Persons who arrived at the scene shortly after the accident said that it was probable Frushour did not hear the train whistle because of the strong wind.
The victim maintained a room in Logansport but spent much of his time at the family home in Lucerne.
The scene of the accident is the double track crossing on State road 24 at the northwest end of the town.

Wednesday, April 9, 1930

Mrs. Emma FRANCIS, 70, died Thursday afternoon at three o'clock at her home southwest of Argos. No relatives survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Poplar Grove church and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Cyrus TOWN, 88, former resident of Argos, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son, Frederick [TOWN], in Hammond. Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two p.m. at the Richland Center church and burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Funeral services were held this morning at the St. Elizabeth Catholic church at Lucerne for Austin FRUSHOUR, aged 25, of Lucerne, who was killed Monday afternoon when his car was struck by a Pennsylvania railroad train at the crossing in Royal Center. Rev. Edwin BONNEY, of Kewanna, was in charge of the services. Burial was made in the cemetery at Grass Creek. A public inquest into the death of Frushour will be staged Thursday morning at Logansport by Coroner C. B. STEWART. Frushour sustained a cut in the back of his head which is thought to have caused his death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Michigan City for Emmett "Doc" CRUM, a former resident of this city who passed away Sunday evening at the home of his nephew, John H. DURHAM, of Michigan City. Mr. Crum suffered a stroke of apoplexy while eating his Sunday dinner and never regained consciousness.
Emmett Crum was born in this city on April 11, 1861. For many years he followed the barbering trade and later operated a shoe-shining parlor in several of the Rochester barber shops. He left Rochester about six years ago to make his home in the up-state city. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Moose lodge. The Michigan City lodge had charge of the funeral services.

Thursday, April 10, 1930

Arley GILLILAND this morning received a telegram telling of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Ed GEIGER, aged 80, of Churubusco, which occurred last night. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon.

Friday, April 11, 1930

Rolla STRONG, aged 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STRONG of South Bend, was instantly killed Wednesday when he was run over by a truck driven by Alex KRISZEWSKI employed by the Ward Baking Company. The driver is being held under a $1,000 bond on a charge of reckless driving. Witnesses state that Kriszewski was driving on the wrong side of the street when the accident happened. Both wheels of the truck passed over the body of the child causing instant death. Besides the parents the child is survived by two sisters and two brothers. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. LIMING of Star City, former residents of Kewanna are the grandparents of the child. They have gone to South Bend to be with the child's parents, who also formerly lived at Kewanna.

Samuel A. BRUCE, aged 67, of Peru, a former resident of this city, died at his home in Peru Wednesday following a long illness caused by a stroke of apoplexy friends in this city have been advised. He is survived by his widow, four children and four sisters.

Saturday, April 12, 1930

Death laid a heavy hand on Mrs. Catherine DITMIRE, of Delong Friday when within five hours her husband, Simon DITMIRE, 67, and her sister, Estania Martha MAHLER, 53, passed away. Both of the deceased had been ill for many months.
Simon DITMIRE, son of the best known residents of the Delong community, died at 1:45 Friday afternoon at his home one mile west of Delong. He had been ill since Dec. 11 and during most of that time had been bedfast. Two weeks ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis, his condition gradually becoming worse until the end.
The deceased was born on a farm three miles west of Delong, Jan. 20, 1863, the son of Adam and Elizabeth DITMIRE. Fifteen years he lived in Rochester, seven years in South Bend, and the remainder of his life was spent at Delong. On Dec. 10, 1894, he was married to Catherine MAHLER.
During Mr. Ditmire's residence in South Bend he was superintendent of the heating plant and prior to that time he worked at the electric light plant and at the Ditmire mill in Rochester. He was a member of the Methodist church, I.O.O.F., Rebekah and Modern Woodmen lodges.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Raymond DITMIRE, of Delong; a daughter, Miss Virginia [DITMIRE], of Indianapolis; two brothers, Frank [DITMIRE] and Emanuel [DITMIRE], of Fulton.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery and members of the I.O.O.F. will be in charge of the services at the grave.

Following an illness of two years with cancer Estania Martha MAHLER, 53, died at 6 p.m. Friday evening at the Mahler family home, one and one-half miles west of Delong.
Estania Martha, daughter of Gideon and Martha Jane MAHLER, was born in Aubbeenaubbee township and her entire life had been spent in the Delong community. She was a member of the Reform church at Delong.
The deceased is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Catherine DITMIRE and Mrs. Settie MONESMITH, of Delong, and Mrs. Sarah PIPER, of Plymouth; four brothers, John [MAHLER], of South Bend, Frank [MAHLER], Joe [MAHLER], and Mel [MAHLER], of Delong.
Short services will be held at the home at 1:30 Monday afternoon after which the body will be taken to the Delong Methodist church where services will be held at 2 p.m. Rev. H. L. ADAMS will officiate and burial will be made in the Monterey cemetery.

Mrs. Lida W. FIESER, 64, wife of Alexander C. FIESER, a life long resident of Fulton county, died at six o'clock Friday evening at the Kelly hospital in Argos. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Sunday evening, April 6 and from which she never regained consciousness.
The deceased was born in Richland township on Oct. 27, 1865, the daughter of James and Almira (HARMON) WRIGHT, pioneer residents of Fulton county. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Alexander C. FIESER and for a time they lived at Mentone and Knox, Ind. In 1902 they moved to the old Fieser homestead, north of Rochester on the Michigan road in Fulton county, where they have since resided. She was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving are her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Clara ZERBE, of Tiosa, and Mrs. George B. DAVIS, of South Bend; three brothers, William [WRIGHT], Delbert E. [WRIGHT] and Joseph A. [WRIGHT], and one sister, Mattie [WRIGHT], have preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Tiosa Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

George HUDNELL, aged 68, of Silver Lake, passed away yesterday morning following a long illness. Mr. Hudnell was born in this county and has lived at Silver Lake for the past 20 years.

Monday, April 14, 1930

Robert C. TRUAX, aged 55, died Sunday in Kokomo at the home of his son from an attack of heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Truax own the "Sunshine Inn" cottage on the north shore of Lake Manitou just east of the Colonial Hotel. Mr. Truax was known by a large number of residents of this city because of his having spent so many summers at the lake. He leaves a wife and two sons. Funeral services will be held at Kokomo Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Lee MILLER of this city will attend the funeral.

Mrs. Mary Ann BLACK, 88, well known resident of Fulton, died at 7:30 Monday morning following an illness of ten weeks with complications of diseases incident to advanced years. The deceased had been a resident of Fulton and Cass counties all of her life.
Mary Ann [COFFERTY], daughter of John and Elizabeth COFFERTY, was born in Cass County on April 10, 1841. In March 1865 she was married to Andrew BLACK who died on January 14, 1927.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Elizabeth [BLACK], at home; four sons, Dal [BLACK], of Rochester, Shirley [BLACK] and Orville [BLACK], near Fulton, and D. W. [BLACK], at home; one brother, William COFFERTY, of Oklahoma; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren Church with Rev. G. R. CRANE in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

In less than a month after the death of her husband, Mrs. Susan MADARY, 72, former resident of Fulton County, passed away Sunday morning at 6:30 at her home in Bunker Hill. Death followed an illness of several months with heart trouble and hardening of the arteries.
The deceased [Susan ZABST] was born in Fulton County in 1858 the daughter of Peter and Catherine ZABST and all of her life, with the exception of the past few years had been spent in the Fulton community. In 1878 she was married to Albert MADARY, who died on the 22nd of last month. She was a member of the United Brethren Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. E. M. SHERBONDY, of Peru; three sons, John [MADARY], of near Rochester; William [MADARY], of Peru; and Herbert [MADARY] of Bunker Hill. Three children died in infancy and a son, Otto [MADARY], was killed in the World war. Four sisters, Mrs. Victoria HIGHT, of Muncie; Mrs. Ida BARGER, of Fletchers Lake; Mrs. Ella MARTIN and Mrs. Jennie PIERCE, of Fulton, two brothers, Abner [ZABST] and Benjamin ZABST, of Fulton, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, also survive.
The funeral will be conducted at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Fulton United Brethren Church with Rev. G. R. CRANE in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Short services will be held at the home at 12:30.

Francis M. KLINE, age 77, former resident of the Delong neighborhood passed away at a hospital in Logansport at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning, having been in this hospital since last November. Mr. Kline's death was due to complications incident to old age. He was an uncle to Mrs. Catherine DITMIRE, whose husband, Simon DITMIRE, passed away Friday afternoon. Estania MAHLER, who died Friday evening, was also a niece. The three farms occupied by the three deceased were adjoining.
Francis M. Kline was born December 23, 1852 in Marshall County, Indiana. He was united in

marriage to Sarah MAHLER, who died eight years ago. Mr. Kline followed the occupation of farming until he was forced to retire on account of ill health. He was an active member of the Reform Church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Charles CORNELL of Barlow, Florida, Mrs. G. S. INGRAHAM of Libertyville, Illinois and Mrs. L. E. JOHNSTON of Brewster, Minnesota. Mr. Kline was the father of G. C. KLINE, who was killed in an accident at Delong last November. Four brothers, George [KLINE] of Argos, and one sister, Mrs. John NELSON of Plymouth also survive.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later issue of The News-Sentinel.

Tuesday, April 15, 1930

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Susan MADARY will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the U.B. Church in Fulton instead of Thursday afternoon as previously announced. Rev. G. R. CRANE, pastor, will be in charge and burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Roy MILLER near Gilead for Mrs. Miller's aunt, Mrs. Rebecca HOLTER, aged 67, who passed away in Fort Wayne Sunday morning. Mrs. Holter was a former resident of Akron. She was ill two days, suffering from pneumonia.
Rebecca [EDWARDS], daughter of Wm. and Mary Ann EDWARDS, was born at South Whitley, Indiana, May 5, 1862. Practically all her life was spent in the Gilead and Akron neighborhoods. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Fort Wayne.
One brother, Ira EDWARDS of Kansas City, survives. Mrs. Frank MADEFORD of Akron is a niece and Mrs. Joseph TRACY and Mrs. Joe HOOVER, of Akron, are sisters-in-law.

Warsaw, Ind., April 15 -- Earl DEATON, 20, son of Rev. George DEATON, pastor of the Eel River Brethren church near Silver Lake, died suddenly at his parents' home today from paralysis said to have been caused by overstody as a sophomore at Manchester college.

Wednesday, April 16, 1930

Ira SHIREMAN, 72, well known farmer living four and one-half miles northeast of Akron, died Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 following an illness of only two days. Death was due to paralysis.
The deceased was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abe SHIREMAN and practically all of his life had been spent in the Akron community. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Dora KUHN.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy TAULSON, of Oregon and one son, Alton [SHIREMAN], at home; one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine KOFFLE, of Oregon, and Mrs. Ida ROYER, of Servia, Indiana, and a brother, Frank SHIREMAN, of Oregon.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mrs. Melvina L. GROVES, 71, wife of Rev. James A. GROVES who for eight years was superintendent of the St. Joseph Conference of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, died Tuesday morning at her home in Logansport.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the United Brethren Church in Bourbon and burial will be made in the Bourbon cemetery. Surviving are her husband, two daughters and a son.

Funeral services for Francis KLINE, 77, of Delong, who died Monday following an illness of several months, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist Church. Rev. H. L. ADAMS will officiate. The body has been taken to the Kline homestead near Delong where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral. Mrs. D. S. INGRAHAM, of Libertyville, Illinois, and Mrs. L. E. JOHNSTON, of Brewster, Minn., daughters, have arrived to attend the funeral. Another daughter, Mrs. Charles CORNELL, of Florida, will be unable to attend.

Thursday, April 17, 1930

James FRISTOE, 78, prominent citizen of Decatur, Ind., and only brother of H. A. FRISTOE, of Rochester, was found dead in bed early Wednesday morning at his home. Death came as the result of heart disease from which Mr. Fristoe had suffered during the last year. He was well known in Rochester having visited his brother here many times. Two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Fristoe celebrated their golden anniversary. He is survived by the widow, a son, True FRISTOE, and his brother here. The funeral will be held Sunday at 1:30 at Decatur.

Friday, April 18, 1930

Joseph HERRICK and George CALDWELL, who were fatally scalded last Monday while working at the Studebaker plant in South Bend are both former residents of Winamac. Caldwell at one time lived on a farm near Bruce Lake in Fulton county. The men at the time they were scalded were rapairing a grate in a dead boiler. Without warning one of the tubes in an adjoining boiler burst pouring live steam into the boiler in which the men were working.

Saturday, April 19, 1930

[no obits]

Monday, April 21, 1930

Richard VanDIEN, Sr., one of the pioneer citizens of this community, passed away at the family home at the southeastern edge of this city at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night, after an illness which had kept him confined to his home for more than thirteen weeks.
Mr. Van Dien was born in Passaic county, New Jersey, on December 9th, 1847. After the death of his mother he made his home with an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. VanDIEN, who came to Fulton county when he was still a young lad, locating on the east side of Lake Manitou. He responded to the call of Uncle Sam, Dec. 9,1863, enlisting in Company G, 128th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. He was promoted to Sergeant and honorably discharged at the close of the war, in Raleigh, N.C.
The deceased was a baker by trade, having owned and operated a number of bakeries in the earlier days of Rochester, after which the home was purchased where he has lived a retired life in his declining years. On Nov. 2, 1869 he was united in marriage to Mary DUNLAP, who preceded him in death Feb. 17, 1913. They were the parents of eight children, seven of whom are living: Mrs. J. A. TERRY, LaPorte, Roscoe [VanDIEN], South Bend; Cyrus [VanDIEN], Woodstock, Ill.; Mrs. A. C. CARTER, Alph [VanDIEN], Bert [VanDIEN] and Burdette [VanDIEN] Rochester. Another son, James [VanDIEN], passed to his eternal reward at the family home, Feb. 12, 1923. He also leaves fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge.

Hugh Fredrick EVANS, 21, popular young man of Kewanna and until a few weeks ago a student at Purdue University, died Saturday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer EVANS, in Kewanna. Death was due to heart trouble. The young man became ill February 22, and was forced to give up his studies at Purdue where he had been a student since last September.
Hugh Fredrick, son of Elmer and Dora EVANS, was born at Kewanna and had lived all his life there. He was a graduate of the Kewanna High School and while in school was prominent in athletics. He was a member of the Kewanna Methodist Church.
Surviving are his parents, one brother, Carl [EVANS], of Jamestown, New York, and a grandmother, Mrs. W. EVANS. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Kewanna Methodist Church with Rev. M. E. BISHOP, of South Bend, in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thomas SHANLEY, aged 86, a prominent farmer of Wayne township for over half a century, died at his home Saturday night. Death was attributed to apoplexy. Mr. Shanley came to this country from Ireland when quite young and first settled in Logansport, later moving to Wayne township. He was a member of the Catholic Church at Grass Creek. Seven children survive him. They are Will [SHANLEY], John [SHANLEY], George [SHANLEY], and Alice [SHANLEY] at home, Esther [SHANLEY] at Chicago, Ella [SHANLEY] of Detroit and Mrs. Ed MURPHY of Kewanna. The funeral services will be held from the Catholic Church, at Kewanna, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with Father LEY of Fort Wayne in charge.

Tuesday, April 22, 1930

Jacob WRIGHT, 98, veteran of the Civil war and one of the pioneer citizens of this community, passed away Tuesday morning at the National Soldiers Home, Danville, Ill., where he had resided since 1926. Death resulted from a complication of diseases inherent with advanced years. During the last few years of his residency in Rochester Mr. Wright made his home at the Mr. and Mrs. Salome MINTER residence.
Jacob Wright was born on a farm in Steuben county, Ohio, Oct. 1st, 1832 and when still quite a young man settled in Fulton county. At the age of 45 years he enlisted in the Union army in the state of his birth on August 9th, 1862, and was honorably discharged from service on June 10th, 1865. After the war he followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement, and he took up his residence in this city. Mr. Wright's wife preceded him in death a number of years ago. He is survived by one son, Marcus [WRIGHT], of Detroit.
Funeral services will be held Thursday in this city, the exact hour will be announced in Wednesday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, April 23, 1930

Funeral services for Jacob WRIGHT, Civil War Veteran, who died Tuesday at the National Soldiers home in Danville, Illinois, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical Church in this city. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Relatives have requested that flowers be omitted.

Thursday, April 24, 1930

Aaron LANDIS, age 86, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John FLECK, five and one-half miles east of Akron at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death came very suddenly after Mr. Landis had eaten a hearty dinner. Mr. Landis, with his brother, Moses [LANDIS], had the distinction of being the oldest living twins in Fulton County.
Aaron, son of Henry and Lavina LANDIS, was born in Ohio, June 26, 1844. He came to the Akron neighborhood seventy-five years ago with his family from Ohio. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Miss Pauline FULTZ. Upon her death he married Mrs. Sarah SHIPLEY who preceded him in death. Mr. Landis followed the occupation of farming and was a member of the Methodist church at Disko. Eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren survive.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John FLECK and Mrs. Mary RICHARDS of Akron, and Mrs. Jessie TELLIS of Battle Creek, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. David UTTER of Akron, five brothers, Alfred [LANDIS] of California, Moses [LANDIS], Myron [LANDIS], Edwin [LANDIS] and Israel [LANDIS], all of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Disko Methodist church with Rev. Levi HILL officiating. Burial will be made at the Gaerte cemetery, southeast of Akron.

Akron relatives of John DAWSON, aged 64 years, of St. Louis, Mo., were apprised of his death which occurred in a hospital in that city Wednesday. Death resulted from a cancerous infection of the mouth and throat. The deceased for many years was engaged in the carpentering trade in and about Argos. Mr. Dawson returned to St. Louis some time ago after spending two years with his sister, Mrs. Ed. Johnson, of Akron.
Mr. Dawson was born on a farm near Argos on Feb. 10th, 1866 in which vicinity he resided for over thirty years. The deceased who was never married is survived by a sister Mrs. Ed JOHNSON and four nieces and one nephew. The body will arrive in Argos tomorrow. Funeral arrangements are not available at this time.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Christian Church at Akron for Mrs. Alice Merinda SHAFER, age 74 years, 9 months and 15 days who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Landis, one mile east of Akron at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Shafer had been ill for four weeks suffering from complications incident to old age.
Alice Merinda [TOWNSEND], daughter of Samuel and Anna TOWNSEND, was born in Wayne County, Indiana, July 7, 1855. She came with her family to the Akron neighborhood sixty-one years ago. On April 20, 1893 she was united in marriage to Albert SHAFER at Mentone. Mrs. Shafer was a member of the Akron Christian Church.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur LANDIS, two brothers, Willard TOWNSEND of Richmond and Lawson TOWNSEND of Akron and eight grandchildren.
The funeral was in charge of Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT, pastor of the Logansport Christian

Church. Burial was made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, April 25, 1930

David MORGAN, 21, of Plymouth, was instantly killed and Clifford SINGER, of Knox, was perhaps fatally injured in an automobile accident which occurred one mile southwest of Plymouth at four o'clock Thursday afternoon. The young men were on their way to Pretty Lake to fish when the accident occurred.
Morgan, who was driving, attempted to turn a corner too swiftly with his Ford coupe and crashed into a telephone pole. Morgan's neck was broken in the crash. Singer, who on Monday had run a rusty nail in his foot and on Wednesday had a finger accidentally cut off, was so seriously injured that his death is expected momentarily. He suffered a punctured lung and head injuries.
Young Morgan was the brother of Virgil MORGAN, one of the owners of the M. and M. store in Rochester, and was well known here where he has often accompanied his brother on business trips. He was employed in the Main cafe in Plymouth.

Word was received here this morning by John MARSHALL that his sister, Mrs. Fred ZINK, 76, had died suddenly Thursday night at her home in South Bend. No details were learned in the first message. The funeral will be held at South Bend and arrangements will be announced later.

Saturday, April 26, 1930

Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa MARSHALL ZINK, 78, former resident of Fulton County, who died Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward PERKINS, 1971 Prairie Avenue, South Bend, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the River Park Methodist Church. Mrs. Zink's death came suddenly following a heart attack.
At an early age the deceased moved with her parents to Fulton County. In January 1875 she was married at Rochester to John F. ZINK who died in April 1908. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edward Perkins, of South Bend, Mrs. W. Fred MILLER, of near Rochester, and Mrs. Ernest LEWIS, of Burr Oak, Ind.; twenty grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister, John MARSHALL, of Rochester, George MARSHALL, of Talma, and Mrs. George KELLER, of the Whippoorwill neighborhood.

Jacob Byers UTTER, aged 68 years, passed away at his home in Athens at 1:30 o'clock Saturday morning, after an illness from a complication of diseases suffered since the latter part of October. The deceased had resided in Athens for the past nine years, where he followed the occupation of farming, until his failing health forced his retirement.
Jacob Byers, son of Edwin and Elizabeth UTTER, was born on a farm in Kosciusko county, March 8th, 1862, and when still a young man moved to Fulton county where he resided the remainder of his life. On Oct. 26th, 1883 he was united in marriage to Mary M. SHOBE, the ceremony taking place at Rochester. Mr. Utter was a member of the Athens United Brethren church. Surviving with the widow are three sons, Harley [UTTER], Chester [UTTER] and Robert [UTTER], of Fulton county; one daughter, Mrs. Carrie KINDIG, of this county, and Mrs. Ralph SEVERNS, of near Mentone; one brother, David UTTER, of near Beaver Dam; one sister, Mrs. Ella FRIEND of Safety Harbor, Florida, and 21 grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. E. LONGENBAUGH will be held at the Athens U.B. Church, Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F cemetery.

The accident west of Plymouth Thursday afternoon in which David MORGAN, 21, of Plymouth, brother of Virgil MORGAN, owner of the M. & M. store in this city, claimed its second victim at 9:10 o'clock Friday night when Clifford SINGER, aged 27, of Chicago, passed away in the Marshall county hospital at Plymouth. Death was due to a fracture of the skull.
The second victim of the automobile accident was a son of Frank SINGER, living seven and one-half miles northeast of this city in the Barr Lake neighborhood. Mr. Singer and the young man's mother, who is now Mrs. Bruce HEBERT, of Knox, was at their son's bedside when he passed away last night as was the deceased's wife who had been called from Chicago.
Clifford Singer was a traveling carpenter employed by the Stewart Co., of Chicago, general contractors. He had been sent to Plymouth to help construct a building by the Stewart Co. Thursday afternoon in company with David Morgan, Singer started for Pretty Lake west of Plymouth on a fishing trip in Morgan's car.
Morgan who was driving it is said attempted to turn a corner too swiftly with his Ford Coupe and crashed into a telephone pole. Morgan died instantly from a broken neck. Singer, who on Monday had run a rusty neil in his foot and on Wednesday had a finger accidentally cut off, received a fracture of the skull. His life was despaired of when he was taken to the hospital in Plymouth and his relatives summoned immediately.
Clifford Singer was born on a farm near Monterey on May 9, 1903. With his parents he moved to Knox when he was six years old where he recived both a common and high school education. For the past ten years he has been employed by the Stewart Company and had been sent to all parts of the United States. He had accepted a position with the Forrestry Department of the United States Government and was to have taken his position on May 1. He had visited his father two weeks ago at his farm northeast of this city.
Two years ago the deceased was married to Amy BRYAN of Cleveland, Ohio, who with the parents and one sister, Mrs. Gladys SELLERS of Knox, survive. The deceased was a member of several unions and the Methodist Church at Knox. Funeral services will be held from the Knox Methodist Church Monday afternoon with burial in the cemetery at Knox.

George BRUGH, aged 82, for many years publisher of the Silver Lake Record, died late Friday afternoon at his home in Silver Lake. He had been ill for two months. He was a veteran of the Civil war and is survived by his widow.

Monday, April 28, 1930

Mrs. Kelsey P. RICHARDSON, 62, a well known resident of this city, died at 12:50 Sunday morning following an illness of six months. Death was due to chronic pancreatitis.
Florence E. [STAHL], daughter of Levi and Mary STAHL, was born in Fulton County, July 3, 1867, and her entire life had been spent in this community. On February 16, 1883 she was married to Kelsey P. RICHARDSON.
Surviving are her husband and nine children: Fred L. [RICHARDSON] and Clyde H. [RICHARDSON], of Lafayette; Dr. Kline M. [RICHARDSON], Peoria, Illinois; Adolph E. [RICHARDSON], Franklin M. [RICHARDSON], and Raymond P. [RICHARDSON], of South Bend; Dr. Charles L. [RICHARDSON], Monon; Mrs. R. C. MORROW and Mrs. Helen L. BAKER, of South Bend.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist Church with Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Argos Christian Church for Ira W. KEYSER, age 71 years, who passed away at his home in Argos Saturday afternoon. Mr. Keyser has been in ill health all this past winter but suffered a stroke of paralysis ten days ago.
Ira W., son of John W. and Susanna KEYSER, was born at Bremen, Indiana October 3, 1858. When a small boy he moved to the Argos community where he resided practically all his life. Mr. Keyser operated a livery barn in Argos years ago. He was a member of the Christian Church and K. of P. Lodge at Argos.
Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Ella BOGGS, who lived with her brother, and Mrs. Harry VANCE of Argos and Mrs. May ZELLERS of Santa Anna, California.
Funeral services will be in charge of Rev. Hiley BAKER of the Christian Church and Rev. P. A. REISEN, pastor of the M.E. Church at Argos. Burial will be made at the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Tuesday, April 29, 1930

Benjamin F. LIGHTFOOT, well known farmer living just north of Rochester on Road 31 died Monday evening very unexpectedly of heart trouble while at work in the field. He had been plowing on his land just north of the Bridge Company plant and when his daughter, Miss Eva Lightfoot, went to look for him she found him lying on the ground near his plow. He breathed his last just after she reached his side.
He was born in Grant county, Indiana, Dec. 24, 1865, and came to this county 28 years ago from Kokomo. He was the son of Newton and Rachel LIGHTFOOT. He married Alice SHORT who survives him.
Besides his wife other living relatives are his daughter, Miss Eva [LIGHTFOOT], who lives at home, a son, William [LIGHTFOOT], of Rochester, a brother, James [LIGHTFOOT], of Kokomo, and five sisters, Mrs. Laney BERRY, Mrs. Jane TRADER, Mrs. Sarah OGLE, Mrs. Alice IGLE [?], all of Kokomo, and Mrs. Dora BARKER, of Young America.
The funeral will be held at the Baptist church on Thursday at 2:00 o'clock with Rev. J. B. GLEASON officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth ZELLERS, age 67 years, three months and 27 days, lifelong resident of the Leiters Ford neighborhood, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Overmyer, at Kewanna Sunday evening at 10:30. She had been ill but a few days having suffered a stroke of apoplexy.
Sarah Elizabeth [STEINHIZER], daughter of Christian and Harriett STEINHIZER, was born on a farm in Pulaski county, Sept. 5, 1862. She came with her parents to Fulton county when but six years of age. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Isaac ZELLERS who died two years ago. Mrs. Zellers was a member of the Methodist church.
Mrs. Zellers was the mother of seven children, four of whom survive. They are Adam Ray ZELLERS and Mrs. Leslie WARNER, of Kingfish, Ohio; Mrs. Ira OVERMYER, of Kewanna, and Frank ZELLERS, of Williamsport, Ind. Three sisters, Mrs. Anna REICHARD and Miss Della STEINHIZER, of Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Amanda LUCUS, of Kewanna, and 12 grandchildren survive also.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Pleasant Hill church and burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Funeral services were held at Plymouth Monday afternoon for Lewis F. OVERMYER, aged 64, pioneer business man of that city who died at his home in Plymouth Saturday night after a long illness. Mr. Overmyer for many years was associated in the dry goods and shoe business at Plymouth with Charles E. ANDERSON. The deceased was born in Aubbeenaubbee township, and at one time conducted a store at Leiters Ford. Mr. Overmyer has a number of relatives living in this county. Survivors are the widow and two children.

Mrs. Dora CORMICAN, aged 63, of near Walkerton, died at her home Monday morning following an illness of three months. She was born June 2, 1863, near Lake Maxinkuckee. Survivors are her husband, J. E. CORMICAN, and three sisters, Mrs. Ida NORTH and Miss Amanda BAIR, of South Bend, and Mrs. Elma STOCKBERGER of this city, and one brother, E. S. BAIR of this city. Mrs. Cormican had a large number of friends in this city. The body may be viewed at the home until the hour of the service Wednesday and the funeral will be held in the Jordan cemetery in Marshall county.

George W. THOMPSON, 78, died Monday night at his home in Twelve Mile following an illness of three weeks. Surviving are one son, Geo. W. [THOMPSON], of Indianapolis; a step-son, J. M. BUCHANAN, of Logansport; and a step-daughter, Mrs. D. C. REEDER, of Logansport, and ten grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mrs. Jane MARTIN, 76, of Goshen, died suddenly Monday evening at the home of her brother, Andrew EDWARDS, in Argos, where she was visiting for a few days. Mrs. Martin was ill only a few hours.
Short funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Edwards home after which the body was taken to the Martin family home in Goshen.

Frank C. GRASS, aged 57, of Huntington, who for many years has spent the summer months in his cottage "Beverly Inn" on the north shore of Lake Manitou, was found dead in bed yesterday morning by his wife. Death was caused by diabetes and heart trouble. Mr. Grass had been ill for several years. Mr. Grass is survived by his widow, five children, two brothers and a sister. Mr. Grass had been employed in the freight department of the Erie railroad at Huntington for a number of years.

Stephen OCKER, aged 77, hardware merchant at Roann, was found dead in the bathtub of his home yesterday morning. Heart trouble was given as the cause of his death.

Funeral services were held at Argos today for Ira KEYSER, aged 71, former livery barn proprietor and dealer in horses. Mr. Keyser died Saturday afternoon following a stroke of apoplexy. He is survived by three sisters, all of whom live at Argos.

Wednesday, April 30, 1930

John DAVIS, aged 86, well known pioneer resident of Argos, died Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard BANGHBAUGH in Argos. Death was due to complications of diseases due to advanced age.
The deceased was born in Miami County, Indiana, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John DAVIS.

Upon reaching manhood he was married to Dulcena SCOTT. Surviving are his wife and five daughters: Mrs. Howard BANGHBAUGH, Mrs. Richard WALKER, Mrs. Joseph BAKER, Mrs. W. BENDERWART and Mrs. Jennie BAFELONS, of Indianapolis, and one son, Frank [DAVIS], of LaPorte.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Poplar Grove Church, near Argos, and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Thursday, May 1, 1930

Seil McCREW, aged 33, who was born and reared in Argos and who for the past 10 years has been the circulation manager for the South Bend Tribune at Mishawaka, died at his home in Mishawaka Tuesday evening following a heart attack. He was a prominent church member. Surviving are the widow, two sisters, and a half-brother.

Friday, May 2, 1930

[no obits]

Saturday, May 3, 1930

George TABER, pioneer citizen and veteran member of the Cass County Bar Association, died at his home in Logansport last night after a long illness. He was 75 years of age. Taber at one time owned large tracts of land in Fulton county which his father had purchased from the Indians.

Henry EAGLEBARGER, 73, expired Thursday afternoon at his home near Mentone of injuries suffered from a self-inflicted bullet wound in his forehead. Mr. Eaglebarger attempted to commit suicide early Tuesday morning.
He was born and reared on the farm where he died and was a prominent farmer. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dora GOODMAN, of Mentone, and Mrs. Fern CORE of Summit Chapel; two sons, Henry [EAGLEBARGER], Jr., of Bourbon, and Joseph [EAGLEBARGER], of Argos; a brother, Washington EAGLEBARGER, of Bourbon; three sisters and 17 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Center church at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial at Mentone.

Jesse C. CHAMBERLAIN, 53, a life-long resident of this city, passed away at his home 1030 South Franklin ave., at 6:20 o'clock Saturday morning, after an illness of four weeks' duration from a tumor mastoid. Although many of the deceased's most intimate friends were aware of the seriousness of his condition the community as a whole was deeply shocked to learn of his demise, as prior to his fatal illness Mr. Chamberlain had from all appearances always enjoyed the best of health.
Jesse Chamberlain, who was born in this city May 23, 1876, came of one of the old pioneer families of Fulton county. His father, Chester CHAMBERLAIN, served as a captain in the civil war, and following that period was identified with various business interests in this city. The deceased was the fourth son of Chester and Josephine CHAMBERLAIN and was married to Nellie WILLARD, May 4, 1908 in this city, who with five children survives. The children are

Mrs. Bernice GEBHART, Claude [CHAMBERLAIN], Lindley [CHAMBERLAIN], William [CHAMBERLAIN] and Sarah [CHAMBERLAIN]. Albert B. [CHAMBERLAIN] and Harry CHAMBERLAIN are surviving brothers.
Jesse Chamberlain was engaged in various business enterprises in this city and spent most of his life here. For the past 15 years he operated a cigar store on east Eighth street. He was a public spirited citizen and was usually to be found behind every movement for community advancement. He was among the most charitable of men, ever ready to help those in need. He had a wide acquaintance which extended well over the state, and a host of friends will mourn his untimely death. He was a member of the Elks lodge at Peru and the Eagles here.
Funeral services will be held at the home on Franklin avenue Tuesday afternoon and will be private. The body may be viewed by friends until the hour of the funeral. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth KIESTER, aged 83, a resident of Leiters Ford for over 50 years, died at 9:30 Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Hetzner, near Loyal. Death followed an illness of several years with complications of diseases due to advanced years. Mrs. Kiester had been cared for in her daughter's home for the past two weeks.
The deceased [Mary Elizabeth TOFFENBAUGH] was born near Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Carl and Margaret TOFFENBAUGH, and upon reaching womanhood was married to William KIESTER. Mrs. Kiester came to Indiana from Ohio. She was a member of the German Reform Church in Ohio.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clara METZNER, west of Rochester; Mrs. Amanda CAMPBELL, of Hammond, and Nettie KIESTER, of Chicago and nine grandchildren. Five sisters and three brothers, in Ohio, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist Church with Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, May 5, 1930

Albert LEVI, 47, former resident of this city, passed away at his home in Enfield, Conn., 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, after an illness of almost a year's duration from sleeping sickness. Mr. Levi left Rochester about 23 years ago and became interested in the Kay Jewelry organization and the furniture business in the New England states, where his business venture proved most successful. Lee WILE, a former resident of Rochester, who is now visiting his mother, Mrs. Amelia WILE, at her home on South Main street, was one of the deceased's business associates.
Albert, son of Joe and Thresa LEVI, was born in this city on June 26th, 1882. After completing his education in the Rochester schools he accepted a position as traveling salesman for a Wabash Hat Manufacturing company; later he engaged in the operation of a clothing store in this city, in company with Lee Wile and his father Jos. LEVI. Mr. Levi was married a few years ago to an eastern lady whose maiden name was Inez RAGEN. Surviving with the widow are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LEVI, of Worchester, Mass., two sisters, Miss Jeanette [LEVI] and Mrs. Lester ALLMAN, both of Worchester, Mass., and an aunt, Mrs. Bertha LEVI, of this city.
Funeral services will be held at Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday afternoon, in which city burial will be made. Miss Florence LEVI, in company with Messrs. Ike [WILE], Arthur [WILE] and Lee WILE, left this evening for Columbus where they will attend the funeral.

Voris GOLTRY, 24, former resident of this city, died Sunday at his home in South Bend following an illness of several years with tubrculosis.
The deceased was born on a farm near Athens and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis GOLTRY. His parents and several brothers and sisters survive. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Athens United Brethren Church. Burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Jesse CHAMBERLAIN will be conducted from the home 1030 Franklin Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge. The services are to be private but the body may be viewed at the home by friends until the hour of the funeral. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The Elks lodge of Peru, of which organization the deceased was a member, will be in charge of the services.

Funeral services for Attorney George W. TABER, of Logansport, who died Friday evening will be held from the home in Logansport Tuesday afternoon followed by burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport. Mr. Taber at one time was the largest land owner in Fulton county.

Tuesday, May 6, 1930

Mrs. Charles ALSPACH, aged 61, a life long resident of Fulton county and a well known resident of this city, died at 2:30 Tuesday morning at her home at 1109 Bancroft Avenue. Mrs. Alspach had been in ill health for the past three years but her condition was only considered serious three weeks, during which time she had been bedfast. Death was due to complications which developed [from] a fracture of the skull three years ago.
Anna M. [JENKINS], daughter of Phillip and Eliza JENKINS, was born in Fulton county on June 7, 1868. On August 3, 1889 at Macy she was married to Charles ALSPACH. Mrs. Alspach was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel HARTUNG; four grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Eliza JENKINS; two sisters, Miss Minnie JENKINS, of this city, and Mrs. Alice SMITH, of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the house for relatives and immediate friends. Rev. J. B. GLEASON will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Onis CASE, 82, one of the best known pioneer residents of Macy, died Tuesday morning at 11:30 at the Case family home in Macy. Death followed an illness of six weeks with paralysis.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Rhoda A. DUKES, was the widow of Onis CASE, Macy hardware dealer. Following Mr. Case's death the business was carried on by the widow and her son and son-in-law. Mrs. Case was born in Ohio and came to Macy when only two years of age. She was married to Mr. Case on Jan. 1, 1868. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Survivors are her son, Rollie CASE, and daughter, Mrs. O. R. LEONARD, both of Macy; one sister, Miss Lily DUKES, of Avenell, N.J.; and grandson, Onis LEONARD, of Frankfort, and two granddaughters, Ruth [LEONARD] and Gene LEONARD, of Macy.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Oliver M. KUMLER, 54 years old, of 136 West Miami avenue, Logansport, an engineer on the Pennsylvania railroad for the past thirty years, died Monday morning at 7:10 o'clock in St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport where he submitted to a major operation three weeks ago last Thursday. Death was due to complications.
Mr. Kumler was a veteran of the Spanish-American War having served with the 160th regiment, Company K, Indiana infantry made up at Huntington, Ind. He was born on a farm near Grass Creek on March 23, 1876, the son of John and Almeda KUMLER.
Surviving are the widow, Marie KUMLER; five children, Max [KUMLER], Mary Jane [KUMLER], Geneva Mae [KUMLER] and John J. [KUMLER], all at home, and Cyril KUMLER, Troy, Ala., and seven brothers and sisters, Mae KUMLER, H. B. KUMLER and Roy KUMLER, all of Kewanna; Frank KUMLER, Rochester, Ind.; and Mrs. Asa J. MURRAY, Grass Creek, Ind.
Mr. Kumler was a member of the Logansport Chapter of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. The funeral will be held at the St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church at Logansport Thursday morning followed by burial in the Catholic cemetery at Logansport.

Wednesday, May 7, 1930

Miss Maud ELEY of Mentone, passed away at the Marshall county hospital in Plymouth Tuesday morning following an operation for the removal of a goitre. Miss Eley was 52 years old. The funeral service will be held from the Methodist church at Mentone Thursday afternoon.

John STEEN, 75, well known resident of this city, died Wednesday morning at five o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ike Emmons, 816 Monroe Street. Death followed an illness of nine weeks with paralysis.
John, son of Mr. and Mrs. William STEEN, was born in Mercer County, Ohio, April 23, 1855, and came to Fulton County 35 years ago. Fifty-four years ago in Ohio he was married to Hester KISSEL, who died in 1917. For 20 years Mr. Steen was target watchman and also interlock man for the Erie railroad, having been forced to give up his work three years ago on account of ill health.
Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Edgar SHEETS, of Argos; Mrs. Olive SHERMAN, of Boca Raton, Florida; Mrs. Dolph PARKER, South Bend; Mrs. Ike EMMONS, Rochester, and one son, Clyde STEEN, of Rochester; and six grandchildren. A son, George [STEEN] died 15 years ago.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at ten o'clock at the Emmons home with the Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Ella K. ABERNETHY, 67, 132 Marquette avenue, South Bend and former resident of this city and wife of Elmer F. ABERNETHY, manager of the insurance department of the St. Joseph Loan and Trust Co. of South Bend, died suddenly of a heart attack at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Her husband, who has been ill for three weeks, was in too critical a condition to be told of his wife's death. Little hope is entertained for his recovery.
Although Mrs. Abernethy had been suffering from chronic heart trouble for the past three months, she was not thought to be seriously ill until a few moments before her death.
She was born May 31, 1863 in Boise, Idaho, where she was married to Elmer F.

ABERNETHY in 1888. With her family she moved to this city in 1898 where her husband opened an abstract office with the late John SMITH.
During the period the Abernethy family lived in this city they erected the home at the corner of Jefferson and [Eleventh] Streets now owned by Judge Hiram MILLER. In 1910 the Abernethys left Rochester moving to Dayton, Ohio. After the flood in 1912 the family moved to South Bend where they have since resided.
Surviving besides her husband, are one son, Alfred A. ABERNETHY, Newton, Ia.; one brother, Charles KINGSLEY, Boise, Idaho; and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Abernethy was an active member of the First Methodist Episcopal church of South Bend. She was widely known in civic and social circles in South Bend and over the state.
The funeral services will be conducted from the Abernethy home in South Bend, Thursday afternoon, with burial in a cemetery at South Bend. A number of Mrs. Abernethy's friends from this city will attend the services.

Funeral services for Mrs. Onis CASE, of Macy, who died Tuesday morning will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Case family home. Rev. DAVIES, of Angola, former pastor of the Macy Methodist church, will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. E. P. WHITE. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

Thursday, May 8, 1930

Friends in this city were informed today of the death Wednesday night of Elmer ABERNETHY, aged 72, which occurred at his home in South Bend. His wife, Mrs. Ella ABERNETHY, died very suddenly Monday afternoon of a heart attack. Mr. Abernethy was in such a serious condition that he was never informed of his wife's death.
Mr. Abernethy was a former resident of this city. While living here he was engaged in the abstract business with the late John SMITH. He built the home at the corner of Jefferson and [Eleventh] streets now occupied by Judge Hiram MILLER. The family moved from this city in 1910 moving to Dayton, Ohio. For the past 17 years Mr. Abernethy has been the manager of the insurance department of the St. Joseph Loan and Trust Company of South Bend. Survivors are two sons.
A double funeral service will be held for Mr. and Mrs. Abernethy Saturday afternoon from the home at 132 Marquette Avenue, South Bend, followed by burial in a cemetery at South Bend.
Many local friends of the Abernethy family will attend the services.

Miss Effie VANCE, aged 37, died at 8 o'clock this morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wilbur Shireman, three miles east of Akron near Rock Lake as the result of injuries which she received in a fall last December. Miss Vance slipped and fell on the ice cutting her hand. Infection developed from [the] wound which medical science was unable to check. The deceased was bedfast for the past four months. Miss Vance was born near Argos and has made her home with her sister, Mrs. Wilbur [Shireman] for the past six years. She was a member of the Christian Church. Two sisters survive. They are Mrs. Wilbur [SHIREMAN] and Mrs. William LYTTLE of near Akron. Funeral services will be held from the Shireman home Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock followed by burial at Argos.

Relatives and friends have been informed that the ashes of Mrs. Harry DEVENEY who died at her home in Los Angeles, Cal., several months ago are now enroute to this city. Mrs. Deveney was the daughter of the late Mrs. Sarah MANN. She had been a cripple for many years. The ashes will be buried in the Mann family lot in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, May 9, 1930

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Saturday, May 10, 1930

Frank STEELE, 60, died at his home in Perrysburg Friday morning at 2 o'clock following a two years illness. Mr. Steele suffered a stroke of paralysis last July.
The deceased was born May 6, 1870, the son of Henry and Mary Jane (STANTON) STEELE. He was married at Perrysburg to Mary Katherine GALL, Dec. 6, 1900.
Surviving ar the wife and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie RABER, of Mexico, Mrs. Ida KINDIG, of Castleberry, Ala., and Mrs. Carrie SHELTON, of Macy.
The deceased had lived in Perrysburg for the past 13 years, coming there from Macy. He was a retired farmer.
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church at Perrysburg Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH officiating. Interment will be made in the Weasaw cemetery.

Rochester relatives of Mrs. George Leroy CONGER, nee Edith MITCHELL [BRITTENHEM], formerly of this city, received word late yesterday that her husband passed away Thursday at their home in Rockford, Ill. Death resulted from tuberculosis after a prolonged illness. The widow is the daughter of the late Orton MITCHELL.

Mrs. Ed. JEWELL has received word of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Amanda DIERDORFF, 78, of Bourbon. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock in Etna Green.

Monday, May 12, 1930

The ashes of Mrs. Harry DEVENEY, who died at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., several months ago arrived in this city this morning. The urn containing the ashes was buried this afternoon in the MANN family lot at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Tom MILLER, 46, section foreman for the Erie railroad, died at 2:30 Monday morning at his home 402 Fulton Avenue, in this city. Death followed an illness of several months.
The deceased was the son of Henry and Sarah MILLER and was born on a farm seven miles east of Rochester on October 28, 1883. On November 17, 1905 in Rochester he was married to Miss Flo HUDKINS. Mr. Miller had lived in Fulton County all his life and for the past 21 years had been an employee of the Erie Railroad, and during a greater portion of the time had been a section foreman.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in this city and the B. R. and E., an Erie railroad organization. Mr. Miller was held in high esteem by his score of friends and by the Erie railroad officials in whose employ he had been so long.

Surviving are his wife; one son, Doc [MILLER], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Eva SMITH, of Logansport, and Mrs. Helen DAY, of Akron; one foster-son, Kenneth MILLER, at home; five brothers, Vern [MILLER], Jake [MILLER] and Fred [MILLER], of Rochester; Carl [MILLER], Sycamore, Ill., and James R. [MILLER], of Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Tressa BOCKOVER and Della KERN of Peru, and Mrs. Mettie BOWEN, of Urbanna, Ind. Two grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the United Brethren Church with Rev. E. EILER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Ellen EYTCHESON, 50, died Sunday morning at 11:15 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alice KNIGHT, 1516 Wallace Avenue, following an illness of two years with tuberculosis.
Mary Ellen [CUNNINGHAM], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James CUNNINGHAM, was born in Fulton County and her entire life had been spent here. Twenty-nine years ago she was married to Daniel EYTCHESON. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors are her husband, two brothers, Joseph CUNNINGHAM, of Rochester, and Lawrence [CUNNINGHAM], of Logansport; three sisters, Nellie SWANGO, Alice KNIGHT and Mary WILLIARD, all of Rochester. Funeral services will be conducted in the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. G. W. TITUS will officiate and interment will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Mrs. Jeff BURKETT, 57, former resident of Fulton County, died Saturday morning at the home of her son, Ernest LONG, in Niobe, New York, according to word received here by relatives. Mrs. Burkett had been ill for several months with a goitre and heart trouble.
Mrs. Burkett's maiden name was Dora CARTER and she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah CARTER, of near Kewanna. After her marriage she lived in Akron until the death of Mr. Burkett. She then cared for her mother at Kewanna until she passed away and since that time had resided with her children. She had been in New York for some time.
The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Herbert SMITH, of Warsaw; two sons, Ernest LONG and John BURKETT, both of New York; four step-children, several grandchildren; two brothers, William CARTER, of Rochester, James [CARTER], of Kewanna; two sisters, Effie LAMBORN of Hammond, and Emma WILSON, of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held in New York Tuesday and burial will be made there.

Mr. and Mrs. Milton SMILEY and son, Frank [SMILEY], were in Lafayette, Monday, attending the funeral services of Mrs. Smiley's sister, Mrs. Nettie BEEBER, 65, former resident of this community. Mrs. Beeber died Friday night following an illness of several years age.
Mrs. Beeber's maiden name was Nettie THOMAS, and was a resident of this vicinity for several years. Twenty years ago she moved from here to California, returning to Lafayette eight years ago.

Tuesday, May 13, 1930

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Wednesday, May 14, 1930

Following an illness of only 24 hours with spinal meningitis Floyd William [FISH], 11-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis FISH, of Argos, died Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock.
The child was born in Argos on June 13, 1929. Surviving are his parents, a sister, Vivian [FISH], and four brothers, Clifford [FISH], Lloyd [FISH], Chester [FISH] and Dale [FISH]. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in the home with Rev. David VanVACTOR, of Evanston, Ill., in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Peru, Ind., May 14. -- Glenn HURST filed a complaint in the circuit court this afternoon in which he is resisting the probate of the will of his uncle, Abraham F. GEPHART, who died at his home in Macy on March 11, 1930. By the terms of the will the bulk of the estate is left to a nephew of the decedent, James G. HURST, of California. A bequest of $500 is made to Dr. Ellis H. ANDREWS, of Peru, and the will provides for a substantial gift to the Preachers' Aid Society of the Northern Indiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church. These three [beneficiaries] are named as defendants in the complaint.
The plaintiff says that the decedent left real estate and personal property in Miami county of the approximate value of $5,300, and that he as one of the six nephews and nieces is entitled to an undivided one-sixth interest in the estate. The other heirs named are Mrs. Ethel ANDREWS, Mrs. Bertha RANNELS, of Chicago, Mrs. Mary SHIELDS and Jas. G. HURST and the three children of a deceased nephew, Ira HURST, who reside in Rochester.
Plaintiff says that the pretended will was purported to have been executed Feb. 4, 1928. Objections to the probating of the will, as alleged, are made on the ground that the decedent was of unsound mind when the pretended will was executed, that the will never was executed by the decedent nor signed by him nor anyone else in his presence or at his request or with his knowledge or consent. The plaintiff is asking the probate be denied and that the will be declared null and void.

Thursday, May 15, 1930

Julius MILLER, 56, a resident of Argos for ten years, died Wednesday evening at 6:30 at his home there, death being due to an abcess on the liver. He had been ill for the past six weeks.
The deceased was born in Chicago on July 10, 1873 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel MILLER. A brother, Tony [MILLER], of Argos, is the only survivor.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Cecil Umbaugh funeral home with Rev. H. BAKER in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Friday, May 16, 1930

An infant son born to Mr. and Mrs. Marion SANDERS, 419 West Third street, passed away a short time after its birth last Tuesday morning. Funeral services in charge of Rev. H. E. BUTLER were held at the Sanders home Tuesday afternoon while burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The mother of the child still remains in a very precarious condition.

Saturday, May 17, 1930

Miss Flo DELP and William DELP received word Friday afternoon of the death of their grand-niece, Miss Dorthy KNEISLEY, aged 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter KNEISLEY of Kokomo, former residents of this city, who was killed in an automobile accident near Hughesville, Mo., Thursday night.
Miss Kneisley, who was a teacher in the Hughesville high school met her death while enroute to a school picnic which was to mark the close of the year's school work. Miss Kneisley was riding on fender of an automobile while on the way to the picnic with a number of her pupils and was jolted off when the car struck a bridge approach. Her body fell under the wheels of the machine where it was crushed by the weight of the car.
Mr. Kneisley left for Missouri as soon as he received word of the death of his daughter. He will return with the body arriving in Kokomo sometime Sunday, it is believed. The funeral will in all probability be held from the First Baptist church in Kokomo Monday afternoon. Many local people who are relatives or friends of the Kneisley family will attend the services.
The deceased was born in this city, her parents at the time residing in the home now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde ENTSMINGER on South Pontiac street. When Miss Kneisley was 10 years of age her parents moved to Kokomo where her father was engaged in the hardware business. The deceased was a graduate of Kokomo high school and of Franklin College with the class of 1929. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Kokomo.
Mr. Kneisley at the present time is an auctioneer and traveling salesman. For many years he acted as started in horse racing meets in this section of the state and on many occasions acted as starter at the Fulton county fair.
This was Miss Kneisley's first term as a school teacher. She had majored in English while at Franklin college and was teaching this subject in Hughesville high school. She was to have returned to her home in Kokomo Sunday to spent the summer vacation with her parents.
Survivors besides the parents are two brothers, Robert [KNEISLEY], of Kokomo, and Eugene [KNEISLEY], who is a student and noted athlete at Butler college in Indianapolis. The grandmother, Mrs. Emma ZOOK, resides at Denver. Mrs. Kneisley's maiden name was Alma ZOOK.

Lloyd JONES, 41, a brother of Mrs. Arthur F. MILLER, of this city, died Friday morning at the home of his mother, in Culver, following a lingering illness of seven years' duration. Six months ago he went to Florida, accompanied by his mother, for the benefit of his health. However, his condition gradually grew worse and only last Saturday he was brought to his mother's home in Culver.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary J. JONES, of Culver, a daughter, Alice [JONES], aged 14, also of Culver, and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Jones had often visited in this city at the home of his sister.
Funeral services will be held at the Grace Reform church in Culver at two o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Monday, May 19, 1930

Joseph A. MASTERSON, 78, died early Sunday morning at his home at 117 Fourth Street. Death followed an illness of three weeks with complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
The deceased was born near Chili, Ind., on June 17, 1858, he son of William and Barbara MASTERSON. Mr. Masterson had lived in Rochester for the past 22 years, moving here from Macy. He was a member of the Christian Church, Moose Lodge and Moose Legion.
Surviving are one brother, W. D. MASTERSON, of Rochester, and a number of other near relatives. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Christian Church, in Macy, with Rev. G. W. TITUS of this city in charge. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral parlors until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, May 20, 1930

S. N. STEVENS, of Plymouth, former judge of the old 41st Judicial Circuit and prominent attorney and business man of that city, was found dead in bed at his home there this morning. While it is not yet known what caused his death which was entirely unexpected, it was thought it resulted from an attack of heart, although he had been suffering some in recent weeks from neuritis. An inquest will be held at the home at 717 North Michigan Street on Wednesday. He was found dead by his son, George, when he went to call his father about seven o'clock this morning. He had evidently passed away as he slept.
Judge Stevens was well known in Rochester and Fulton County as when he served as judge for six years Marshall and Fulton counties were together in the 41st circuit. While in Rochester he lived at the Arlington Hotel and he had a wide circle of friends here. His daughter, Katherine [STEVENS], who survives, was a teacher in Rochester high school for several years. He was also well known in the district and in the state as he was an active and prominent worker in the democratic party.
Mrs. Stevens is at present at Woodlawn Hospital here in Rochester recovering from an operation performed last Saturday. Her son, Geroge, came from Plymouth this morning and at noon the sad news was broken to her. She is reported as holding up well under the ordeal. Judge Stevens had been to Rochester every day since the operation to see his wife and had visited with his friends here each time.
Nay STEVENS was born in Fulton county, Oct. 29, 1858, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Finley STEVENS. He was married in 1893 to Martha MARTIN and they were the parents of two children. He attended the grade schools at Argos, his father moving there when the son of was seven years of age. Later he attended Valparaiso College. After graduation he taught in Marshall county schools and for four years was principal of the schools at Argos. He moved to Plymouth in 1884 and was admitted to the bar in 1885. While teaching he had been preparing himself for the practice of law.
He was elected prosecuting attorney of Marshall and Fulton counties which office he held for four years. He later served as attorney for Marshall county and was a member of the Plymouth school board from 1900 to 1906. In democratic organizations he was always a leading worker and held the post of Marshall county democratic chairman, was chosen Thirteenth District Chairman and was a member of the Indiana Central Democratic Committee. In 1914 he was elected judge of the 41st judicial district. He was defeated for reelection and returned to the practice of law at Plymouth. He was always active in business circles and had several interests while he was also a progressive farmer owning a farm south of Plymouth.
He is survived by his wife, his son, George [STEVENS], who is prosecuting attorney of Marshall county, a daughter, Mrs. Henry HARPER, of Rock Island, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. John DRAKE, of Argos.
No arrangements have been made as yet for the funeral.

Wednesday, May 21, 1930

Frank HARVEY, of this city, late Tuesday night was informed of the death of his son, George HARVEY, 18, of Somerset, Ind., which resulted Tuesday afternoon from a broken neck when he slipped from a roof and became caught in his safety rope.
The accident occurred in LeRoy, Ill., while the youth was engaged in painting the roof of the Wrigley Elevator. Harvey slipped on the roof, his safety rope stopping his plunge but tangled about his neck and suspended him eight feet below the roof.
His cries for help brought several men who tried to pull the youth back to the roof. They failed and Harvey advised them to get an estension ladder. The ladder was too short and the youth suggested they get enother rope, lasso him and cut the first line. This was done but it failed to save his life.
The boy was born in Rochester and at the age of four was placed in the Mexico orphan's home. Besides his father he is survived by his mother and several brothers and sisters. His mother and one brother are patients at the Northern Indiana Hospital in Logansport, while the other brothers and sisters are in the Mexico Orphans Home.

The funeral of the late S. N. STEVENS, of Plymouth, former judge of the 41st judicial district, who died Tuesday will be held at the home, 717 North Michigan street at 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The body will lie in state at the home during the forenoon, where it may be viewed. The members of the bar associations of neighboring counties will meet at the court house at Plymouth at 1:30 and will attend in a body. Judge Hiram G. MILLER will head a delegation of attorneys from Rochester who will attend the services.

Thursday, May 22, 1930

Edward ZIMPLEMAN, 38, World War veteran and well known farmer of Union Township, died Wednesday morning at his home southwest of Kewanna, following an illness of only one week. Death was due to influenza.
The deceased was born on July 21, 1892, on the same farm where he died and all his life was spent there with the exception of the time he was in the army during the war. He was the son of Valentine and Elizabeth ZIMPLEMAN. Mr. Zimpleman enlisted in the United States army in the 326th Field Artillery and saw four months of active service in France. He was a member of the American Legion Post at Star City.
On March 30, 1919, he was married to Helen Marie ADAIR, who survives with four children. The children are William [ZIMPLEMAN] 10, Dorothy [ZIMPLEMAN] 8, Kenneth [ZIMPLEMAN] 5, and Marion Dean [ZIMPLEMAN] 3. A brother, Jesse [ZIMPLEMAN], lives in Logansport.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the home. Burial will be made in the Round Lake cemetery at Grass Creek.

Mrs. Eliza RICHARDS, 83, died Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock at her home in Argos. Death was due to relapse from an attack of the flu and complications incident to old age. She had been in poor health for several years but her condition had only been serious two weeks.
Mrs. Richards was born in Ohio but had lived in Argos since eight years of age. Her husband died 11 years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Adia GUNDERSON, of Chicago, and two sons, Arthur [RICHARDS] at home and Charles [RICHARDS], of Hood River, Oregon. Two sisters live in Kewanna.
No funeral arrangements have been made pending arrival of the son that lives in Oregon.

The Fulton circuit court was recessed this afternoon in respect to Judge S. N. STEVENS, of Plymouth, former judge of the court, who was found dead at his home in Plymouth Tuesday morning by his son, Atty. George STEVENS. Judge Hiram MILLER, many of the county officials and all of the members of the local bar association met at the court house at 12:30 o'clock today and drove to Plymouth where they attended the funeral services for the late jurist. Delegations from the bar associations of Elkhart, St. Joseph, Starke, Porter, Pulaski and Kosciusko counties were also present at the funeral.

Friday, May 23, 1930

Close friends and business associates of the late Judge S. N. STEVENS who died Tuesday acted as pallbearers at the funeral services which were held in Plymouth yesterday. Henry A. BARNHART was one of the pallbearers. More than 75 attorneys from bar associations in counties surrounding Marshall attended the services.

Jacob YOUNG, aged 86, veteran of the Civil War, died Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the home of his nephew, William YOUNG, at 1314 Monroe Street, death being due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years. Mr. Young had been in ill health for the past two years but his condition had only been serious one month.
The deceased was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. YOUNG, and had lived in Rochester since childhood. He was a retired farmer and blacksmith. Mr. Young served in the Civil War for three years and was a member of Company A, 6th Indiana Infantry Volunteers. He fought in many of the most important battles in the war and at one time was captured by the confederate army and held in prison for nine months.
The nephew, with whom he had made his home for many years, is the only near relative. Mr. Young had never married and he is the last of a large family.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Young home with Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Saturday, May 24, 1930

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Monday, May 26, 1930

Miss Helen O. WEST, well known resident of this city, died at 5:40 Monday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Guy BARGER, 403 Pontiac Street. Death followed an illness of two weeks with heart trouble.
Helen O., daughter of Benjamin and Helen M. WEST, was born in Washington, D.C., on April 17th, 1855, and for the past 46 years had lived in Rochester. For twelve years Miss West operated a needlework shop in the rooms above the A. and P. Store. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge. Miss West and her brother, B. O. West, spent the winter in Florida, returning a few weeks ago.
Surviving are one brother, B. O. WEST, of Rochester, one half-brother, John JACOB, of San Diego, California, and one niece, Mrs. Guy BARGER, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Barger residence with Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth BONNEY, 83, mother of Father Edward Bonney, who is priest of the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna, died at one o'clock Monday afternoon at the Bonney home in Kewanna. Death followed an illness of seven weeks with yellow jaundice. Up until the time Mrs. Bonney was taken ill she had been in excellent health and during the winter months enjoyed a three months motor trip, with her son and daughter, through Florida.
The deceased [Elizabeth ENIS] was born in St. John, Indiana on February 13, 1847 the daughter of John and Mary ENIS, pioneer residents of Lake County. On September 15th, 1866 she was married to Mathias BONNEY and practically all of her life was spent in Lake County. For 20 years she lived in Hammond and it was in that city that Mr. and Mrs. Bonney celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
For the past five and one-half years, during which time her son had been priest of the Kewanna church, she had lived with her son in Kewanna. Mrs. Bonney and her son came to Kewanna from Tipton, Ind. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
Surviving are the son, Father Edward BONNEY, of Kewanna, and a daughter, Mrs. Cora DUDLEY, of New York City, who had been with her mother for several months.
The body will lie in state at the St. Ann's Church in Kewanna Monday night and Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at nine o'clock and then the body will be taken to Hammond where services will be held Wednesday morning at the St. Joseph church. Interment will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery in Crown Point, Ind.
Mrs. Bonney is a relative of Mrs. Val ZIMMERMAN and Miss Tillie YOUNG, of Rochester.

Tuesday, May 27, 1930

George W. BAUGHER, aged 71, a former resident of Tiosa, was buried this afternoon at Bourbon. Mr. Baugher died at the home of a nephew in Mishawaka Sunday evening after a five years illness. Funeral services were held Monday evening at Mishawaka. Two brothers, Phillip [BAUGHER], of Bourbon, and Henry [BAUGHER] of Talma survive.

Wednesday, May 28, 1930

George S. STANTON, a former Fulton County resident died May 23rd in a hospital at St. Paul, Minn., having sustained a paralytic stroke seven weeks ago. A few days before death pneumonia developed which soon proved fatal.
In the fifties the Stanton family located in this county, living in and near Rochester. In 1860, they moved to Akron, where the family home was maintained until 1867.
The subject of this sketch was the second son, born in Ohio in 1850 to Albert and Margaret S. STANTON, and lived his boyhood days in Fulton county. Albert D. [STANTON], the oldest son of this family, served in the 128th regiment of Civil War volunteers from its organization until the close of the War.
Albert Stanton, the father, built a substantial home in Akron, which is yet standing on the original site, is in a good state of preservation and a comfortable residence. Mr. Stanton was a chair maker, plied his trade industriously and produced excellent chairs, known as "flag bottom" all parts being hand made. The durability and quality of said production is yet evidenced in numerous Akron homes, where "Stanton" chairs are yet in use after the many years of constant usage.
James A. STANTON, the younger brother and two sisters, are the surviving members of this family. The remains were interred in the Mt. Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn., by the side of his wife.

Thursday, May 29, 1930

Mrs. O. E. NYE, northeast of the city, Wednesday received a telegram informing her of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Lucy HARRISON, of Tabor, Iowa. Mrs. Harrison who was formerly Lucy TOWNSEND of this city, had been an invalid for several years.
[NOTE: Lucy A. TOWNSEND married Cyrus S. HARRISON, Sept. 18,1873. -- Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1883].

After an illness of only a few hours duration Russel TROUT, aged 28, well known young man of the Mt. Olive neighborhood died at seven o'clock Thursday evening at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson TROUT southwest of Rochester. Death was pronounced due to acute indigestion.
The deceased was born in Miami County, June seventh, 1901, but practically all of his life was spent in Fulton county. He was a graduate of the Fulton high school, attended the Terre Haute normal school and for three years taught at the Mt. Olive school.
Surviving are his parents and two brothers, Merle [TROUT], of South Bend, and Harold [TROUT], at home. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptst Church in Fulton. Rev. J. B. GLEASON, pastor of the Rochester Baptist Church, will officiate.

Friday, May 30, 1930

[no paper - holiday]

Saturday, May 31, 1930

Friends in this city today received word of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Al T. YOUNG of Logansport which occurred at Rockfield on Memorial Day when a car driven by Mr. Young was struck by a Wabash railroad passenger train. Three other persons who were in the car with Mr. and Mrs. Young were seriously injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Young at one time were residents of this city when Mr. Young was employed in local tailor shop. They have a number of friends in this city. Mr. Young was also well known by local members of the Knights of Pythias lodge in which organization he was a very prominent worker. Following is an account of the fatal accident which was carried in an Indianapolis newspaper this morning.
Two persons were killed and three injured, none seriously when their car crashed into a moving Wabash passenger train locomotive here [Rockfield, Indiana] late Thursday.
The dead:
Al T. YOUNG, 65 years old, a tailor, of Logansport.
His wife, Mrs. Margaret YOUNG, 56.
The injured:
Mrs. Bertha PAYNE, Detroit, Mich.
Mrs. Carrie LINVILLE, a sister of Mr. Young, also of Logansport.
Margaret Jean HART, 2-year-old granddaughter of Mrs. Payne.
The car driven by Young had started to cross a grade crossing in front of a freight train which was standing still on a siding. As it drove onto the tracks, on which the freight train was standing, a passenger locomotive flashed into view on a parallel track. The car crashed into the side of the locomotive.
Young was killed instantly and Mrs. Young died at 5:45 o'clock in St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport, fourteen miles north of here. The others were suffering from shocks, cuts and bruises. The deceased had been a tailor for many years and was prominent in Knights of Pythias work over the state.

Fred PERSCHBACHER of this city has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. E. E. ZOLMAN, which occurred Friday at her home in Long Beach, Calif. Death was due to heart trouble. Mrs. Zolman was formerly Addie PERSCHBACHER of Talma.

Mrs. O. LEMMERT, of Bryan, O., sister of James BROOKE, of this city, died at her home Thursday a.m. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at Teegarden, Ind.

Monday, June 2, 1930

Mrs. Mary A. WATTS, aged 88 years, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 1, at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. Alfred VAWTER of this city. Death resulted from complications inherent with her advanced years after an illness of almost a year's duration.
Mary A. [BOLTZ], daughter of Benjamin and Mary BOLTZ, was born on March 20, 1842, in Lebanon county, Pa., and when still quite young moved with her parents to Winchester, Ind. On March 14, 1861, she was united in marriage to George W. HABBICK, who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1865. Mrs. Habbick later moved to Rochester and on April 24, 1879, was married to Rev. Eli HOSTEDLER. The deceased's second husband passed away on June 13, 1914, and a short time later Mrs. Hostedler returned to Winchester, Ind., where she resided with a sister.

Abour four years ago Mrs. Hostedler returned to this city where she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Alfred VAWTER where she renewed her old acquaintances and made many new friends by her kindly manner. She leaves to mourn her departure three sons, B. F. HABBICK, of Denver, Colo., William HABBICK and Hermie HOSTEDLER, both of So. Bend; five step-children, Mrs. Alfred VAWTER and Mrs. Edmond VAWTER, of this city, Mrs. Phil MOSHER, of Melbeta, Neb.; Mrs. A. ARMSTRONG, of San Antonio, Tex., and Mrs. S. E. HOSTEDLER, of Chicago. Two other children preceded their mother in death.
Funeral services which the friends of the family are urged to attend will be held at the Alfred "Bert" VAWTER residence at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating. The body will lie in state up until the hour of the funeral at the Vawter home.

Tuesday, June 3, 1930

Andrew Jackson HAIMBAUGH, 75, retired farmer and one of Fulton county's best known residents, died at ten o'clock Tuesday morning in his home at 1204 Main street, this city, death being due to complications of diseases. Mr. Haimbaugh had been in poor health for several years but his condition had only been serious the past five weeks.
The deceased was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, on Sept. 28, 1854, the son of Henry and Apolina HAIMBAUGH. When only one year old his parents moved to Fulton county and the remainder of his life was spent here. On Oct. 25, 1876, he was married to Miss Sarah WAUGH. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Haimbaugh lived on their farm two miles south of Rochester, moving to this city three years ago.
Mr. Haimbaugh was at the head of the old Fulton County Fair Association for many years and it was mainly through his efforts that the fairs were so successful for so long. He was also former president of the Horse Thief Protective Association and always took an active part in the work of this organization. He was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Arthur DEAMER, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mrs. Walter BRUBAKER, of Rochester, and one son, Porter [HAIMBAUGH], who lives south of the city; nine grandchildren, two brothers, Obe [HAIMBAUGH] and Lon HAIMBAUGH, of Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Allie HUTCHINSON, of Warsaw, and Mrs. Osie BLUE, of Indianapolis. A brother, Charles [HAIMBAUGH], of Stevensville, Mich., died a few years ago.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Edward B. SPARKS today attended the funeral of his brother, Samuel [SPARKS], which was held from his late home in Mishawaka. Mr. Sparks died Saturday in a government hospital from injuries which he received during the World War at the battle of Argonne. The widow, two children and three brothers and sister survive.

Wednesday, June 4, 1930

Mrs. Sarah LYNCH, well known resident of this city for the past number of years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Claude ROUCH, 417 West 5th street at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death resulted from a complication of diseases which followed a stroke of paralysis which was suffered almost a year ago.
Mrs. Lynch, who was 76 years, four months and 13 days of age, was born in Union county, Indiana, on Jan. 30, 1854, and on December 11th, 1880 was united in marriage to D. W. LYNCH

at Denver, Indiana. Her husband preceded her in death 32 years ago. The deceased was a member of the Church of God having united in that faith a number of years ago. The following relatives survive: six children, Mrs. Claude ROUCH, of this city, J. E. LYNCH of Silver Lake, Ind., Mrs. Chas. PARREN, John A. LYNCH, William D. LYNCH, all of South Bend; and Mrs. F. C. PARVIN, of Hot Springs, Ark., twenty grandchildren, a brother, W. C. EWING, of this city, and a sister, Mary CALENTINE, also of Rochester. A daughter, Almeda Corline [LYNCH] preceded her mother in death in infancy.
The exact time of the funeral services has not as yet been set, however the ceremony will be held at the Silver Creek Bethel church, east of Akron. Complete details will be published in tomorrow's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis SPOHN have returned from Keokuk, Iowa, where they attended the funeral services of Mrs. A. J. SEWELL and her son, Arthur TAYLOR, who were instantly killed in an automobile accident near Keokuk last Thursday. Mrs. Sewelll's husband is a half-brother of Mr. Spohn and was born and raised on a farm west of Rochester. He is also a nephew of Ulrich [WOODCOX] and Eli WOODCOX, of Fulton county.
Mrs. Sewell is survived by her husband, mother, one son and daughter. Mr. Taylor leaves a wife and three children. The bodies of Mrs. Sewell and her son were taken to their former home in Reger, Mo., for burial.

Funeral services for the late A. J. HAIMBAUGH will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist church. Rev. D. S. PERRY will be in charge and will be assisted by Rev. J. B. GLEASON. The grandsons will act as pallbearers and interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Among the relatives from out-of-town who will be here for the services will be Mrs. Lennie BONINE, of Vandalia, Mich.; Miss Annabelle MITCHELL, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur DEAMER and family, of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. George WALN [sic] and Miss Margaret DEAMER of Oberlin, Ohio.

Thursday, June 5, 1930

The funeral services for Mrs. Sarah LYNCH will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Silver Creek Bethel church, east of Akron. Rev. T. L. STOVALL of this city will officiate. The funeral procession will leave the Claude ROUCH home at 1:15 o'clock Friday.Burial will be made in the Silver Creek cemetery.

Friday, June 6, 1930

Akron friends have received word of the death of William BUCK in a hospital at Beloit, Wis. Surviving are the widow and a daughter. The Buck family moved from Akron to Beloit 15 years ago.

Saturday, June 7, 1930

Stephen W. ULREY, aged 72, died at his home east of Silver Lake Friday afternoon. Death was due to cancer.

Monday, June 9, 1930

A most shocking tragedy occurred to relatives and many friends, Sunday morning, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar BALDWIN, 530 Fulton avenue, when Mrs. Eliza BITTERS, widow of the late Andrew Tully BITTERS, took her life by inhaling gas.
For the past two years or more, Mrs. Bitters had been afflicted with a mental aberation, first induced by a fall and breaking of her arm, and that misfortune, in addition to infirmity and sickness of her husband, so preyed on her mind that she held a saddened aspect toward life, and apparently persistently and insistently cultivated a morose, melancholy and solemn disposition, notwithstanding all efforts of relatives, neighbors and friends could do to relieve her distress or persuade her to seek a brighter side of life.
Since the demise of her husband, last October, Mrs. Bitters had lived with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar BALDWIN. Sunday morning a telephone call to Mrs. Baldwin announced the passing of Mrs. John J. HILL and requested her to come and help at that home. It is thought that the sad news of the passing of a friend brought on an acute attack of despondency, and at such favorable opportunity, when temporarily left alone, determined to end her troubles by taking her life. Previous to the telephone call the usual Sunday harmony was not abridged at the Baldwin home, and Mrs. Bitters ate a hearty breakfast and was unusually talkative.
After Mrs. Baldwin hurried away, Mr. Baldwin prepared to go to Sunday school and church. Mrs. Bitters asked if he intended to stay for church service and he replied in the affirmative. That aroused no suspicion, as preparations were made for her usual Sunday morning ablution after the departure of Mr. Baldwin. As soon as he left the house, however, Mrs. Bitters took a cushion, folded it on the table, placed a chair, seated herself, rested her head on the cushion, her face within a few inches of the gas burner, opened the valve, and in a minute had inhaled sufficient gas to make her unconscious. When Mr. Baldin returned from church, he detected a strong odor of gas as soon as he opened the front door. Hastening to the kitchen he beheld the lifeless form of Mrs. Bittrs seated at the table, head resting on the cushion and gas turned on full blast. If Mr. Baldwin had been a man that smokes and had entered with a lighted cigar, the house would have blown to atoms. He quickly opened the doors she had closed, then phoned his wife to come home at once. Dr. Archie BROWN was summoned, but he found life extinct. Relatives were called, also Coroner A. E. STINSON, while messages were sent to relatives, including her son, Alfred CHATTEN, at Kenton, Ohio.
It was a grievous situation for all who knew the deceased, occasioning the deepest regret, for in her normal life she was a lovable character, a good neighbor, loving life an estimable citizen.
Funeral arrangements and obituary will appear in Tuesday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Albert B. CHAMBERLAIN, 59, night watchman for over eight years and one of the best known residents of the city, died Sunday morning at 2:30 in his home at 1023 Franklin Avenue. Death followed an illness of nine months with dropsy.
Albert B., was born in Rochester on January fifth, 1871, the son of Chester and Sarah CHAMBERLAIN, pioneer residents of this city, and his entire life had been spent here. On January 9, 1893 he was married to Mary EASTERDAY. Mr. Chamberlain was a cigar maker and followed his trade until eight years ago when appointed night watchman. During Mr. Chamberlain's service in the city's employ he officiated in a most efficient manner, and always took an active part in the activities of the democratic party. Mr. Chamberlain was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Macabee lodges.
Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Miss Helen [CHAMBERLAIN], at home, and one

brother, Harry CHAMBERLAIN, of this city. Another brother, Jesse [CHAMBERLAIN], died just five weeks ago.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 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.

Mrs. John J. HILL, 70, life long resident of Fulton County, died Sunday morning at 2:25 in her home at 118 West Fifth Street, death being due to paralysis. Mrs. Hill had been in ill health for a year and a half, however her condition had not been regarded as serious.
Louise [PETERSON], daughter of Frederick and Caroline PETERSON, was born in Fulton County on August fifth, 1859. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Clark M. BABCOCK. After the death of Mr. Babcock she was married to John J. HILL. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Baptist Church.
The survivors are her husband, two sons, Charles [HILL], of Indianapolis, Fred [HILL] of Gary, and one granddaughter, Virginia BABCOCK, of Gary.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. B. GLEASON will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Rochester relatives of William W. McMAHAN, 73, of Hammond, received word early today of his death which occurred at his home at one o'clock Monday morning. Death resulted from heart trouble following an attack of influenza which was suffered some time ago. The deceased was a former resident of this city, residing here about 35 years ago. During his residence in Rochester he was one of the city's leading attorneys and also served as state representative of Fulton and Cass counties.
William W. McMahan, son of Mr. and Mrs. William McMAHAN, was born in Fulton County on March 28th, 1857 and after graduating from the local schools he attended Ann Arbor University of Michigan, where he graduated from a course in law. Upon returning to this city he was united in marriage to Julia F. SAVAGE, of Macy, the ceremony taking place at the Lucien SAVAGE home near Macy. During Mr. McMahan's citizenship in Hammond he served as city judge and other public offices. He was a member of several fraternal organizations and active in all civic projects of the up-state city. Survivors are the widow, a son, James Donald [McMAHAN], of Texas; two grandchildren, who made their home with the deceased, two sisters, Mrs. F. F. MOORE, and Miss Clara McMAHAN, both of this city, and a number of nephews and nieces who reside in this county. The late John McMAHAN, of this city, was a brother of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held at the McMahan home, in Hammond on Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Hammond cemetery.

Mrs. Val ZIMMERMAN and Miss Tillie YOUNG this morning received word of the death of their brother, Joseph B. YOUNG, aged 57, which occurred in a hospital at Chippewa Falls, Wis., at 8:30 o'clock this morning. Death followed an operation performed a week ago. Mr. Young, who was better known as "Brig" has often visited with his sisters here and while here made a large number of friends. Mr. Young for many years lived in Crown Point. Survivors are the widow, three sons and the two sisters, Mrs. Zimmerman and Miss Young. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but it [is] thought burial will be made at Chippewa Falls.

Funeral services were held at Macy Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Mary CARL, aged 87, who died at the Methodist Home at Warren last Friday. The deceased had lived at the Home for the past three years. Survivors are two sons and a daughter.
[NOTE: Mary E. CARL, 1843-1930 and James W. CARL, 1833-1885, buried in Plainview Cemetery, Macy, Indiana. - Wendell C. & Jean C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Vol. 1.]

Donald [CARR], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lon CARR, of near Akron, died Saturday. A twin sister, Donnabelle [CARR], three other sisters and three brothers survive.

Tuesday, June 10, 1930

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza BITTERS, who on Sunday morning ended her life by inhaling gas fumes in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar BALDWIN, will be conducted at the Presbyterian Church, Wednesday 2:00 p.m. with Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Eliza CHATTEN, daughter of the late John E. and Mary Ann CHATTEN, was born in London, England, April 3, 1863, passed to celestial life at the home of her friends, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Baldwin, 530 Fulton Avenue, this city, Sunday morning, June 8, 1930, aged 67 years, 2 months, 5 days.
When the deceased was a child of nine years, she came to America with her parents and other children. The date of the coming of the family to Rochester is not known to the writer, but must have been shortly after their arrival in this country. On Christmas, 1880, she was united in marriage with Thomas A. LOTT, deceased, by Rev. H. H. LEAMY, near North Vernon, Penn. To this union one son, Alfred LOTT, was born Oct. 29, 1881, who was later legally adopted by his grandparents and took the name of [Alfred] CHATTEN.
The second marriage occurred with the late Andrew Tully BITTERS, April 28, 1891, his demise dissolving their marital union Oct. 11, 1929. No children were given to grace their happy home, but the parental instinct of both husband and wife made their hearthstone a loving abiding place for youths who always knew them as Uncle and Aunt.
Mrs. Bitters early gave her heart in keeping of the Master, affiliating with Christian church. Subsequently to her marriage with Mr. Bitters, she transferred her membership to Presbyterian church, this city, and for many yeas was an active and earnest worker in the vineyard of her faith. The regularity of her attendance at all church functions only ceased when misfortune and sickness ended her activity.
She was also a highly esteemed member of the Rochester Chapter No. 70, Order Eastern Star for practically thirty years, holding both elective and appointive stations therein. She was regarded for her devotion to the great moral principles involved and her willingness displayed at all times to do all her hands could find to extend the character of the cause she loved.
As a daughter and citizen no encomium can express all that is due for the clean and noble life she lived, a loving wife, kindly to little ones, and always affectionate to many friends. Her release from the afflictions of this life, the trials and sorrows that fell to her portion, can not now be considered as a matter of regret, but, those left to weep o'er the sadness of her passing only trust that her transition was pleasant to her and a glad reunion in that house not made with hands.

John G. WALZ, 78, retired railroad engineer, died at 8:30 Monday evening in his home one-half mile north of Rochester on State Road [U.S.] 31, death being due to heart trouble. Mr. Walz had been in ill health for several years but his condition was only serious one day.
The deceased was born on May 27, 1852, the son of Nathan and Elizabeth WALZ, and was married on Aug. 14, 1878 in Winamac, Ind. For many years Mr. Walz was an engineer on a passenger train on the Chicago-Burlington-Quincy railroad. He was a great lover of music and played in a great number of bands in different parts of the country, including railroad company bands. He also played in the Fourth Regiment Band of Illinois during the Civil War but was too young to be active in the war. At one time he was a member of the K. of P., Eagles, I.O.O.F. and United Workmen lodges, but had withdrawn on account of his age.
The wife, Clara WALZ, is the only survivor. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the residence with Rev. G. W. TITUS in charge. Burial will be made in Winamac.

Wednesday, June 11, 1930

Rochester friends have received word of the death of Miss Uretha EISENHOUR, 67, which occurred at nine o'clock Wednesday morning at the Garfield Hospital, in Washington, D.C. Death followed an illness of only a few days duration.
The deceased was born at Athens, Ind., on April 2nd, 1863 and when only two years of age, following the death of her parents, she was adopted by her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. BITTERS. In 1880 she bagan learning the printing trade at the Sentinel office and remained there until after the death of Mrs. Bitters. She then went to Lincoln, Nebraska and worked for several years on the Nebraska State Journal and then came back to Chicago and accepted a position with the American Medical Association Paper. Later she received an appointment in the government printing office in Washington, D.C., and continued to work there for the past 25 years. At the time of her death she was one of the head proof-readers. Miss Eisenhour had the privilege of retiring two years on a pension but as she did not care to she was re-appointed.
Miss Eisenhour, who returned to Rochester every summer for her vacations, was a member of the Eastern Star lodge and International Typographical Union. Burial will be made in Washington and the Eastern Star lodge will have charge of the services.
A brother and nephew in South Bend are the only relatives.

Thursday, June 12, 1930

Funeral services were held in South Bend, this afternoon for Harry SPANGLER, a World war veteran who died suddenly Monday on a train of heart attack while enroute to the government hospital at Dwight, Ill., for treatment. Mr. Spangler was born at Monterey and for many years lived at Culver. He is survived by his parents and two sisters all of whom live in South Bend. Mrs. Laura BABCOCK of this city, who was a cousin of the deceased, attended the funeral.

Funeral services were held from St. Ann's Catholic church in Monterey this morning for William B. HARTMAN who died suddenly Monday morning while at work in the Studebaker plant in South Bend. Burial was made in Monterey. Mr. Hartman for many years lived in Monterey.

The sky was unusually bright on the morning of Jan. 5, 1871, when Chester and Sarah CHAMBERLAIN became the proud parents of a little baby boy, whom in great joy they called Albert Bee [CHAMBERLAIN].
The parents always lived in this city and were very active in the economic and civil life, hence Rochester was the scene of Albert Bee's boyhood days.
As a mere lad he learned the trade of cigar making which he followed with some degree of proficiency until only eight years ago when he became the regular night officer of the local police force.
On Jan. 9, 1894, he married Mary EASTERDAY, also of this city. After some years of happy married life God graced their home with a baby girl, whom they called Helen Marie [CHAMBERLAIN]. In her life their cup of happiness was filled.
Years passed. Mr. Chamberlain was faithful in his home responsibilities. In his work for the city he gave an unusual amount of his devotion to the highest civic good, until last September, when he was stricken with the fatal illness which has since confined him to his home.
Patient in the most intense suffering, cheerful and ready to smile, although hoping against impossible odds, very considerate of those who ministered in love, ready and willing to accept and trust Jesus Christ as His Saviour, he lingered on until with a final flash of pain the light of his life was extinguished, just as the shadows of the night were to be banished by the light of another Sabbath day.
Thus on the morning of June 8, 1930, the life of Albert Bee CHAMBERLAIN passed on into the realms of the Spirit, where sorrow and suffering, and toil and strife shall be no more.
Those who mourn his transition are his wife, one daughter, Helen Marie, one brother, Harry [CHAMBERLAIN], and a host of friends who shall ever remember him for his unselfish, cheerful friendliness.

Friday, June 13, 1930

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. H. D. HOWELL, in Kewanna, for her sister, Mrs. Mary Alice LEITER, 68, who died Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hugh COOK, in Oak Park, Illinois. Death followed a year's illness with anemia.
Mary Alice [CLELAND], daughter of Dr. William T. and Emma CLELAND, was born in Kewanna on August 19, 1861 and had made Kewanna her home practically all of her life. On October 5, 1880 she was married to John LEITER, who died in 1927. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Flo McNITT, of Chicago, and Mrs. Hugh COOK, of Oak Park, one sister, Mrs. H. D. HOWELL, of Kewanna, and one grandson, Jack COOK.

Saturday, June 14 1930

Mr. and Mrs. A. L. DENISTON received word shortly before noon today of the sudden death of their aunt Mrs. W. L. FERNALD, 70, of Logansport. The brief message stated that Mrs. Fernald had dropped dead while engaged in duties about the home. Mrs. Fernald was a sister of Mrs. William DENISTON of this city and was one of the prominent and well-known citizens of Cass County.

Monday, June 16, 1930

Mrs. Mary [SHOEMAKER] FINLEY MOW, 76, one of the best known pioneer residents of this city, died Sunday evening at 5:30 in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maude Alspach, 541 East Fifth Street, in Peru. Mrs. Mow had been ill since the first of the year and death was due to complications of diseases.
Mary [SHOEMAKER], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry SHOEMAKER, was born in Miami county, March 27, 1854 and came to this city when a child. The remainder of her life was spent here, her present home being on the corner of Elm and Thirteenth Streets. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Marion FINLEY, a veteran of the Civil War. Several years after his death she married Henry MOW, also deceased.
Mrs. Mow is the last charter member of the Woman's Relief Corps. She was also a member of the First Baptist church, Rebekah lodge and Progressive Club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Maude ALSPACH, of Peru; two grandsons, Harold ALSPACH, of Chicago, and Glen ALSPACH, of Denver, Colorado, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist Church in this city with Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the church from one o'clock until the hour of the funeral.

Fred NICODEMUS, 24, former R. H. S. basketball star was instantly killed in a train-auto crash, which occurred at Mishawaka, 9:00 o'clock Sunday evening. Death resulted from skull fractures and internal injuries. The accident victim is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William NICODEMUS of 1122 Elm street.
According to a report received early today from Mishawaka, Fred, who resided at the home of his brother, Harry [NICODEMUS], 210 Meridian St., Mishawaka, had driven his Plymouth coach to a neighborhood grocery store to secure some milk and was returning home when his car was struck by an East bound New York Central Excursion train at the Hendricks street intersection. The impact of the collision was so terrific that the auto was completely demolished and life was extinct when witnesses extricated Nicodemus' body from the wreckage a few seconds after the crash. Deputy Coroner W. H. MIKESCH, of Mishawaka, arrived on the scene a short time afterward and ordered the body removed to the undertakers. An ambulance brought the body to this city shortly after noon Monday.
The accident victim left the employee of the Kilmer & Son gasoline and oil service company a little less than a year ago to accept employment with the River Park Plumbing Co., of Mishawaka, with which concern his brother Harry is also employed. Fred, who was a member of the '25 graduation class of the R. H. S., was one of the outstanding floor-guards in Rochester's basketball history and in the year of '25 was chosen as a member of the all-state five. Nicodemus played under the colors of old gold and black on Rochester basketball quintet during the seasons of 1921 to 1925. During the season of 29-30 he played with the Gilbert Independent basketeers, of South Bend and starred in many of the Northern Indiana conference games in which his team was scheduled.
Fred's tragic death is the second to have occurred in the Nicodemus family, an older brother, John [NICODEMUS], having died in action overseas during the World War.
The railroad crossing where Nicodemus met his death is known as one of the death traps of Mishawaka. Many other motorists have been killed at the same crossing, one of them a lad by the name of BAKER, whose parents reside near Green Oak. Two main line tracks of the New York Central and two spur tracks cross the highway at this point. The crossing however, is guarded with electric flashers.
Fred, son of William and Agnes NICODEMUS, was born in this city January 30th, 1906, and had resided in Rochester throughout his entire life with the exception of a year's residency in Mishawaka. He attended the Rochester grade school and later graduated from the local high school where he attained the highest honor in the athletic field. Through his activities on track and the basketball court Fred made a host of friends not only in this vicinity but also throughout Central and Northern Indiana. Survivors other than the parents of this city, are a brother, Harry [NICODEMUS], of Mishawaka, and a sister, Mrs. Hazel FLAGER, of Indianapolis.
An announcement of the funeral arrangements will be carried in Tuesday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Jesse MUMAUGH, 41, prominent resident of Miami County, died Saturday morning at his home northeast of Mexico, following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Mumaugh was a former teacher and township trustee. Surviving are his wife, two children, and his father, Daniel MUMAUGH, of near Macy.

Tuesday, June 17, 1930

Funeral services were held in Logansport Monday afternoon for I. W. RAYMOND, 72, who died Saturday at the Cass county hospital. Mr.Raymond was found on May 27 in Logansport in a state of collapse, having walked to Logansport from New Albany, Ind., on his way to the home of his daughter, Mrs. George SEE, in Kewanna.

Mrs. Sila HENDRICKSON, of Kewanna, has received word of the death of her son, Floyd [HENDRICKSON], 48, of Milledgeville, Georgia, which took place at 11:30 Monday night at a hospital in Macon. Mr. Hendrickson had been ill for the past three weeks and death followed a mastoid operation.
Floyd, son of Isaac and Sila HENDRICKSON, was born near Fulton, Ind., and had lived in Georgia for the past thirty years. Surviving are his wife, five children, his mother, and two brothers, Arthur [HENDRICKSON], of Chicago, and Harold [HENDRICKSON], of Logansport.
O. M. HENDRICKSON, of Rochester, accompanied by the two brothers of the deceased, left here Tuesday morning for Milledgeville to attend the funeral services which will be held Wednesday.

Funeral services for Fred NICODEMUS, who was killed in a train-auto crash at Mishawaka Sunday night will be held Wednesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Evangelical church. Reverends F. G. KUEBLER and Daniel S. PERRY will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, June 18, 1930

[no obits]

Thursday, June 19, 1930

Mrs. L. B. OLDFATHER, aged 90, a pioneer resident of Silver Lake, died at her home in that city yesterday from pneumonia.

Friday, June 20, 1930

Mrs. Susan DILLE, aged 69 years, passed away at her home in Richland Center neighborhood at 6:30 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of lengthy duration from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Dille had been a resident of that vicinity for over a score of years and was well known to practically all of the citizens of Richland township.
Susan BAKER was born in Ohio on January 17, 1861 and moved to Indiana when still a girl. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to William E. DILLE, who preceded her in death four years ago. The deceased was a member and active worker in the United Brethren Church. One son, Baker DILLE, with whom she made her home, survives.
Short services will be held at the Dille home at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon following which the body will be removed to Mentone where the funeral will be held at 3 o'clock. The Rev. McCOY, of Columbia City will officiate. Interment will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Holmes L. TIPTON, aged 75, a retired farmer of Fulton county died at his home in Mentone Thursday afternoon. Death was due to a cancer of the stomach from which he had suffered for several months. Mr. Tipton was born on a farm in Newcastle township and at one time was the recorder of Fulton county. He had been retired for the past 15 years and since retirement has made his home in Mentone and was a member of the Church of Christ at Mentone. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nancy TIPTON, four daughters, Mrs. Charles DARR of this city, Mrs. O. E. NELSON, of Logansport, Mrs. Jacob GREEN and Mrs. A. L. TUCKER of Mentone and two brothers, J. C. TIPTON of Fort Wayne and Thomas TIPTON of Newton, Kan. Until word is received from the brother in Kansas the funeral arrangements will not be made.

Saturday, June 21, 1930

Rochester friends of Byron F. FORDYCE, 64, were greatly shocked early Saturday when they learned of his sudden demise which occurred at Michigan City, 6:30 Friday evening, following an operation at the St. Anthony hospital. Mr. Fordyce, who is a traveling representative of the Phoenix Oil Co., of Cleveland, Ohio, was stricken with an attack of appendicitis during the noon hour Thursday while transacting business in the up-state city, and an operation was resorted to in an effort to save his life. The appendix was found to have been in the advanced stages of gangrenous infection and Mr. Fordyce gradually grew weaker until the end.
Byron F., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank FORDYCE, was born in Clarksburg, Va., on May 2nd, 1866, and in the year of 1903 was married in Cincinnati, Ohio. The deceased and his family moved to this city a little over five years ago from Indianapolis. The Fordyce home is on the north side at Lake Manitou.
Mr. Fordyce, who was a member of the Elks lodge and the local order of the Izaak Walton League, had made a host of friends during his residency in this city. He is survived by the widow, two sons, James L. [FORDYCE], at home; Norman B. [FORDYCE], of Toledo, Ohio, a sister, Rose BERNADETTA, of the Sisters of Providence, St. Marys of the Woods, at Terre Haute, and a brother, Daniel FORDYCE, whose present address is unknown.
Funeral services will be held at the Fordyce home, North Breeze cottage Lake Manitou on Monday morning at ten o'clock with Father STONE, of Winamac officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Samuel J. BARDSLEY, aged 88, who moved here eight months ago in an effort to recover his health, died at 12:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Hattie WEBB, who is the owner of the CORNELIUS farm, two miles north of this city on Federal Road 31. Death was due to heart trouble which dates from Thanksgiving Day, 1929. The deceased was the son of James and Mary BARDSLEY and was born in Virginia City, Ill., on October 20, 1861. For many years Mr. Bardsley operated a large grocery and meat market on North Illinois Street in Indianapolis selling the establishment in December when his health would no longer permit him to operate the store. He was a member of the Seventh Christian Church in Indianapolis. Survivors are the widow who was Mrs. Mollie FUSON, whom he married in St. Louis in 1908, a daughter, Mrs. Rachel WHEELER of Denver, Colo., a sister, Mrs. Emma BERRY of Iowa City, Ia., and two brothers, William [BARDSLEY] and Thomas [BARDSLEY] of Oklahoma City, Okla. The body was moved to the Shirley Funeral Home, Indianapolis, from where funeral services will be held Monday morning followed by burial in Crown Hill Cemetery at Indianapolis.

Mrs. Clara CHAMP, 60, well known resident of Macy, died at eleven o'clock Friday night following an illness of several months following complications which developed from an attack of influenza. However her condition had only been serious the past month.
The deceased [Clara HICKS] was born in Miami County, the daughter of William and Anna (CLARK) HICKS. In 1889 she was married to George CHAMP. Mrs. Champ lived at Leiters Ford for many years, moving to Macy five years ago. She was a member of the Macy Christian Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Bertha [CHAMP], of Macy, Mrs. Guy FREECE, of South Bend, and Mrs. Edward OVERMYER, of Plymouth; one son, Harry [CHAMP], of Indianapolis; two brothers, George E. HICKS, of South Bend, and Earl HICKS, of Kokomo, and one sister, Mrs. Cora MULLICAN of Indianola, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Macy Christian Church with Rev. C. M. READ officiating. Burial will be made in the Mud Creek Chapel cemetery.

Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. Alta A. BROOM, 46, wife of John S. BROOM, of Indianapolis, which took place Friday afternoon at the family residence, 2934 North Talbott Avenue, following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the home and burial will be made in Washington Park cemetery.
Surviving are her husband and one daughter, Miss Isabel [BROOM], at home. The Broom family often visited at the TURNER sisters home in this city and always spent several weeks each summer at the lake. Miss Marie TURNER, of Rochester, has been in Indianapolis for several days.

J. Harrison ANDERSON, 90, a Civil War Veteran and former resident of this community, died Friday at the home of his sister, Mrs. S. D. BAKER, in Le Moyne, Ohio, according to a telegram received here by his niece, Mrs. Harvey WAYMIRE. Mr. Anderson was a brother of the late Frank [ANDERSON] and William ANDERSON and made his home with the former for many years.
Burial will be made in Le Moyne.

Funeral services for Newton JONES who formerly lived at Bourbon were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Dunkard church west of Tippecanoe. Jones shot himself Wednesday at his home in Hammond. He was 66 years old and had been in ill health for some time, which is believed to have caused him to have ended his life. He is survived by four children, Walter [JONES] and Ralph JONES, of near Tippecanoe, a daughter, Mrs. Glen COLE of Tippecanoe and another daughter in Nappanee.

The funeral of Homer L. TIPTON, former Fulton county assessor [sic] who died at his home in Mentone Thursday will be held from the deceased [sic] Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be made at Mentone.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John BALDWIN which was born Friday evening at the home of the mother's parents in Peru, died a few minutes after birth. Burial was made in Peru this afternoon.

William MOON, aged 72, a former Nickle Plate railroad clerk at Peru, died at his home near Twelve Mile yesterday following a five weeks illness caused by bladder trouble. The deceased was born on a farm near Fulton and grew to young manhood in Liberty township.

Monday, June 23, 1930

E. D. MOORE, 70, retired farmer, died Saturday night at eight o'clock in his home on South Main Street in Fulton. Death followed an illness of several months with heart trouble.
For many years Mr. Moore lived on a farm in Bethlehem township, Cass County, near Metea, moving to Fulton eleven years ago. His wife, who was formerly Minnie MARTIN, died in 1921. The deceased was a member of the Fulton United Brethren Church.
Surviving are four children: Mrs. Ralph KURTZ, of Kokomo; Miss Freda [MOORE], at home; Harley [MOORE], near Logansport, and Harold [MOORE] of near Metea; one sister, Mrs. Millie CARTER, of Rochester, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Fulton United Brethren Church. Rev. J. W. MILLER, of Fort Wayne, will have charge and burial will be made in the Metea cemetery.

Funeral services were held in Argos Monday afternoon for Mrs. Samuel HELTZELL who died Saturday at the home of her daughter in Indianapolis. Burial was made in the Argos cemetery.

The body of Mrs. Herbert BRYAN, 45, 713 East Third Street, Mishawaka, Ind., daughter-in-law of Joseph BRYAN, of Argos, was found early Sunday morning in the St. Joseph river. The body was found by a searching party who had been dragging the river for several days in an effort to locate Mrs. Bryan who disappeared from her home last Wednesday.
Mrs. Bryan was suffering from a nervous disorder and had been a patient in a sanitarium for several months. Ten days ago she was dismissed from the sanitarium, believing that her condition was greatly improved. On Wednesday she disappeared from her home and took her life in the St. Joseph river.

Mrs. Bryan had been in ill health for the past ten months, following the birth of a child. Surviving are her husband and four children.
Funeral services were held in Mishawaka Monday afternoon, and burial was made in a cemetery in that city.

Tuesday, June 24, 1930

Mrs. Quinn STANGEL, of Laketon, died at four o'clock Monday afternoon at her home following an illness of several weeks with heart trouble. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Laketon. Mrs. Stangel is the mother of Mrs. Durad CONRAD, of Richland Center.

OBITUARY CORRECTION;
Byron F. FORDYCE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank FORDYCE, was born at Clarksburg, Virginia, May 2, 1876, and passed away at the St. Anthony hospital, Michigan City, Ind., on June 20th, 1930. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth MARTIN, on September 20, 1928, the ceremony taking place at Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Fordyce is survived by his widow, two sons, Norman B. [FORDYCE] of Toledo, Ohio, James L. [FORDYCE], at home, and a daughter, Sister Rose BERNADETTE, of St. Marys of the Woods, Terre Haute, Ind. Funeral services were held at the home, "Four Dice' cottage, Lake Manitou, Monday morning, June 23rd, with Rev. SCHALL officiating. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Word was received here this morning of the death of Dixon C. WILLIAMS, which occurred at Los Angeles on June 23. Mr. Williams was president of the CHICAGO NIPPLE WORKS which has a plant in Rochester and was well known in local business circles having visited in the city many times. He was a prominent democrat in Chicago and was also prominent in the manufacturing business there. No information was obtained as to what caused his death.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sally M. WILLIAMS, a son, Lester [WILLIAMS] and a daughter, Mrs. Alfred SORIANO. The funeral services will be held in Chicago at noon Friday with interment at Mt. Auburn cemetery.

Thursday, June 26, 1930

Mrs. Nellie A. CHAMBERLAIN, 51, life long resident of this city, died at five o'clock Wednesday evening at her home, 1030 Franklin Avenue, just seven weeks after the death of her husband, Jesse CHAMBERLAIN, well known business man of Rochester. Mrs. Chamberlain's death makes the third death in the Chamberlain family during that length of time, Albert B. CHAMBERLAIN, a brother of Jesse, passing away on June 8.
Mrs. Chamberlain had been in failing health for some time but her condition had only been regarded as severe for ten days. Last Thursday she suffered a stroke of paralysis and never regained consciousness, her condition gradually growing worse until the end.
Nellie A. [WILLARD], daughter of Elizabeth and Joshua WILLARD, was born in Rochester and her entire life had been spent here. On May 4, 1898, she was married to Jesse Chamberlain.
Surviving are five children: Mrs. Bernice GEBHART, Claude [CHAMBERLAIN], Linley [CHAMBERLAIN], William [CHAMBERLAIN] and Sarah [CHAMBERLAIN], all of this city; three brothers, James WILLARD, of East Chicago, Charles [WILLARD] and William WILLARD

of Rochester.
Private funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, June 27, 1930

Joseph STUDEBAKER, aged 73, a former resident of Liberty township, passed away at his home in Kokomo Thursday evening following an illness from a complication of diseases. During Mr. Studebaker's residency in this county he followed the occupation of farming and had a wide acquaintance of friends in the vidinity of Fulton.
The deceased who was born in Cass county moved to Kokomo several years ago where he was engaged in the grocery business until ill health forced his retirement. He is survived by the widow and two daughters, Mrs. Hazel BLACKETOR and Mrs. Marie DENNIS of Detroit. Two brothers, Elbert [STUDEBAKER] and Frank STUDEBAKER, reside in Kokomo. Claude STUDEBAKER of this city is a nephew of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held at the Studebaker home in Kokomo Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

Saturday, June 20, 1930

Miss Luella ENDERS, who is employed in the Marinello Shop in this city, was called to her home in Logansport Friday by the death of her sister, Miss Dollie ENDERS, 22, which occurred at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred ENDERS. Death was due to leakage of the heart.

Monday, June 30, 1930

Frank A. MOORE, aged 75, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. August SWANSON, who lives on a farm seven and one-half miles northeast of this city in Henry township Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from gall stones from which he had suffered for the past two weeks. Mr. Moore moved to this county from Brookston 14 years ago. He was born in Preble county, Ohio, on Oct. 20, 1853, the son of Nathan and Nancy MOORE. Survivors besides the daughter are two sisters, Mrs. John NEHER of this city, and Mrs. Rebecca RANKIN, of Burlington, and a brother, Isaac [MOORE], of Woodstock, Ill. The funeral service will be held from the Swanson home Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock after which the body will be taken to Brookston for burial.

Tuesday, July 1, 1930

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Wednesday, July 2, 1930

Mrs. Mary Jane ABBOTT, 68, who for many years has lived in a cottage on the north shore of Lake Manitou, died at 9:15 Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russell VanDALSEN, near Macy. Mrs. Abbott had been seriously ill since February and death was due to paralysis.
The deceased was born in Fulton County, in the Mt. Olive neighborhood, on July 13, 1863,

the daughter of Michael and Mary [GOSS] KOCHENDERFER. On April seventh, 1881 she was married to Edward Jay ABBOTT, who died 22 years ago. All of Mrs. Abbott's life had been spent in Fulton and Miami Counties with the exception of one year during which time she lived in Michigan. She was a member of the Macy United Brethren Church.[sic]
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Harry OWENS and Mrs. Russell VanDALSEN, of Macy, and Mrs. Elga HAN, of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Sarah McCARTER, of Twelve Mile, Mrs. James ABBOTT, of Rochester, Mrs. Albert BURTON, of Mesick, Michigan, and Frank KOCHENDERFER, of near Fulton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Macy Methodist Church and burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

Funeral services wre held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock for Mrs. Sarah Catharine BANKS, 59, who died Monday at her home two miles south of Macy following a serious illness of five weeks. Rev. Lincoln CONNER, assisted by Rev. E. P. WHITE, had charge of the services and burial was made in the Plainview cemetery.
Sarah Catharine [NORMAN], daughter of Joseph and Sarah (RANK) NORMAN, was born on a farm near Gilead, on March 30, 1871 and for the past 16 years had lived in the Macy community. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Melvin BANKS. The deceased was a member of the Macy Methodist Church.
Surviving are three daughters and one son; Mrs. Everett HALL, south of Macy; Mrs. Ezra MOWER, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Joseph SNYDER, Peru, and Walter BANKS, Indianapolis; three grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, John NORMAN, of Mentone, Milo NORMAN, of Macy, Mrs. Rosa CASTLE and Mrs. Lizzie LESLIE, of South Bend.
One son, Otto DuBois BANKS, served in the United States Army during the World War and has not been heard from since, and it is not known whether he is living or not.

Thursday, July 3, 1930

[no obits]

Friday, July 4, 1930

[no paper - holiday]

Saturday, July 5, 1930

Miss Faye EDWARDS, 38, former resident of this city died Thursday at her home in Lynbrook, New Jersey, following an illness of ten months. Death was due to cancer of the stomach.
Faye, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas EDWARDS, was born in Rochester and lived here until 16 years of age. The remainder of her life was spent in New York where for many years she was a school teacher. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her mother, two brothers and two sisters.
The body will be brought to Rochester for burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Short services will be held at the grave at 1:30 Sunday with Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge.
Among those from out-of-town who will be here for the services are: Mrs. Alice LEININGER, of Angola; Mrs. Elsie D. SHAW, of Chicago; Mrs. Henry FOGLESONG, Winamac; Mrs. B. F. DITMIRE, of Fulton; Robert EDWARDS, of Indianapolis; Dick EDWARDS, of Lynbrook, New York, and Mrs. John WHITTENBERGER, of Warsaw.

Monday, July 7, 1930

Mrs. Clark ENYART, 75, a resident of Rochester for over half a century, died at 5:30 Sunday evening in her home on West Eighth street, death being due to paralysis. The deceased had been in ill health for the past six years but her condition was only regarded as serious three weeks.
Allebra STEVENS, daughter of Jacob and Bethany (RADER) STEVENS, was born in Montgomery county, O., on Dec. 27, 1854. Nov. 14, 1874, she was married to Clark ENYART and all of their married life had been spent in Rochester. She was a member of the W. R. C., Rebekah Lodge and Evangelical church.
Surviving are her husband, four sisters, and one brother: Mrs. Ida CARTER, of Rochester; Mrs. Arilla CUSHMAN, of Lafayette; Mrs. Mary C. JONES, of Dayton, O.; Mrs. J. L. BABCOCK, of Rochester, and Schuyler C. STEVENS, of Kokomo. Two children died in infancy.
Private funeral services will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the residence. Friends may view the body up until noon Tuesday.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church, in Macy, for John Eurit BOOKWALTER, of Macy. The youth died at 3:50 Saturday afternoon following a two weeks' illness with tubercular menengitis.
The child was born in Indianapolis on September 10, 1921 the son of John W. and Hazel (WOOLLEY) BOOKWALTER, but practically all his life had been spent in Macy. He was a member of the Macy Methodist Church.
Surviving are his parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William BOOKWALTER, of Macy, and E. A. WOOLLEY, of Peru. Rev. E. P. WHITE officiated at the funeral services and burial was made in the Plainview cemetery.

Brooding over ill health following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered seven years ago, John HAINES, 69, a resident of the Bethlehem neighborhood, seven miles northeast of this city, committed suicide by blowing off a portion of his head with a small gauge shotgun at his farm home sometime between the hours of seven and nine o'clock Sunday evening.
Mr. Haines, who is a widower decided to kill himself while his three children, Herman [HAINES], Alice [HAINES] and Elnora [HAINES], who made their home with him were attending services at the Bethlehem church. His act was not learned until the childrens' return to the farm home where they found their parent's prostrate form in the front yard of the home, with the shotgun lying at his side.
The aged man was still alive when he was found by his children. Coroner A. E. STINSON of Athens, who is also the Haines family physician was called. After an examination Dr. Stinson came to this city for anti-tetanus serum, but before he returned to the home Mr. Haines had passed away.
The shot which was fired at close range had torn away a portion of Mr. Haines' skull on the right side. A section of the brain was carried away by the charge of shot. Mr. Haines suffered a stroke of paralysis seven years ago which rendered his left side useless. Worry over his paralyzed condition it is thought undermined Mr. Haines' reason.

The deceased was born in Franklin county, Ohio, on May 8, 1861 and was the son of Joseph and Isabelle HAINES. When quite young, his parents moved to Indiana settling near Claypool in Kosciusko county. Mr. Haines married Ida Alice COX at Etna Green thirty-nine years ago after he had purchased the farm in the Bethlehem neighborhood where he died.
Survivors are the three children who made [their] home with him, a son, Howard [HAINES], of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Carrie BURKETT, who lives on a farm in the Bethlehem community, two brothers, Robert [HAINES] of Claypool, and Frank [HAINES] of Tiger, Washington, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary COOK of Mishwaka, and Mrs. Isabelle COX of Warsaw. Mrs. Haines died 11 years ago.
The deceased has been a highly respected resident of the Bethlehem community and his neighbors were grieved to hear of his act. He was a member of the Bethlehem church. Pending word from the brother in Washington the funeral arrangements will not be made.

Tuesday, July 8, 1930

Funeral services for the late John HAINES who committed suicide Sunday evening at his home in the Bethlehem neighborhood will be held from the Bethlehem Baptist Church of which church he was a member Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. S. C. DAVISSON in charge. Burial will be made in the [Sycamore] cemetery adjacent to the church.

Mrs. Jennie HALDEMAN, aged 82, died at her home on South Center Street in Akron, at 6 o'clock this morning from acute indigestion. The deceased, who was the widow of the late John HALDEMAN, had been sick since Friday. Mrs. Haldeman lived apart from her neighbors and until her sister arrives from Knox nothing could be learned about her life.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Clark ENYART, who died at her home Sunday evening following a stroke of paralysis, was held this afternoon from the residence with the Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Charles PETTIS, long time resident of Culver and proprietor of a soft drink parlor, died suddenly about 9 o'clock Monday morning. He had been to a barber shop and had just returned to his place of business when he became suddenly ill and expired. He was about 50 years old.

Wednesday, July 9, 1930

Funeral services for Mrs. HALDEMAN, of Akron, will be held at the Methodist church in that city on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. Clyde F. MILLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

George GOTTSCHALK, of the Loyal neighborhood, has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Esther GOTTSCHALK PIERCE, wife of Henry PIERCE, of Decatur, Ind. Death was due to toxaemic poisoning. Surviving are her husband, two children, mother and several brothers and sistes.

Thursday, July 10, 1930

Mrs. John SPAID and Bruce LOWE will go to Wooster, Ohio, Friday called by the death of their sister, Mrs. Elizabeth STROCK who died Wednesday night following a year's illness. Funeral services will be held in Wooster on Saturday. Mrs. Sarah ALSPACH, south of Rochester, and John LOWE, of Fulton, are also sister and brother of the deceased.

Residents of the Macy community were shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. John SAVAGE, 60, which occurred at nine o'clock Thursday morning at her home east of Macy, following an illness of only four days duration. Mrs. Savage suffered a sun stroke on Monday when assisting her husband in driving dogs away which were attacking a flock of sheep on their farm. Mrs. Savage never regained consciousness after the stroke, her condition gradually growing worse until the end.
The deceased [Belle CALENTINE] was born on a farm near Athens, Fulton County, on September fifth, 1869, and later adopted by her uncle and aunt, Samuel and Mary CALENTINE. On November 12, 1893 she was married to John Alspach SAVAGE.
Surviving are her husband; foster daughter, Marie KINDIG SAVAGE; mother, Mrs. Mary CALENTINE, of Rochester; two brothers and two sisters, John CALENTINE, of South Bend, Frank CALENTINE, of Rochester, Mrs. Tessie ABEAL, of South Bend, and Mrs. Ida SHINDLER, of Fulton.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Lincoln CONNER in charge, assisted by Rev. READ. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

Friday, July 11, 1930

Mrs. Henrietta DENNY, aged 76, five miles west of Leiters Ford, died at 9:30 Thursday evening at her home following an illness of only a few hours. Death was due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born in West Virginia and came to the Leiters Ford community 58 years ago from Illinois. In 1870 at West Jersey, Illinois she was married to Ransom DENNY. Mrs. Denny's maiden name was [Henrietta] SMITH.
Surviving are six sons and two daughters: Clyde [DENNY], of Louisville, Kentucky; Robert [DENNY] and Joe [DENNY], of Monterey; John [DENNY], of Delong; Charles [DENNY], of Bass Lake, Gilbert [DENNY], of Niles, Michigan; Mrs. Elizabeth HUMPHREY, of Royal Center, and Mrs. Archie SMITH, of Niles, Michigan; 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Pleasant Hill Church, at Bruce Lake, and burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. John BURGESS pastor of the Mt. Zion church west of Leiters Ford will officiate.

Saturday, July 12, 1930

Alfred Bruce ROBBINS, 77, passed away at his farm home 2 miles north of Fulton at 8:30 o'clock Friday evening. Death resulted from a complication of diseases after an illness of almost two years. The deceased had resided in the vicinity of Fulton for the past five years, where he had made a wide acquaintance of friends.
Alfred Bruce, son of William and Rosanna ROBBINS, was born on a farm in Marshall county, March 21, 1853. He followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life-time. Mr. Robbins is survived by the widow and two sons and a number of other relatives in Marshall

and Fulton counties.
Funeral services will be held at the home, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. HELTZEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Mrs. Rachel TREAVY, 84, well known at Silver Lake where she had relatives, died Wednesday at the home of a son, James F. TREAVY, near Roanoke. Glen TREAVY, of east of Silver Lake, is a grandson. The funeral will be held Sunday.

Monday, July 14, 1930

Funeral services for George Dewey SURGUY, 33, who was killed in an auto accident early Saturday morning, at South Bend, were conducted at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. SURGUY, near Tiosa at ten o'clock Monday morning. Relatives of the accident victim have so far been unable to learn the exact details of the young man's death.
The following report concerning the fatal accident appeared in Sunday's issue of the South Bend Tribune.
"A young woman for whom George D. Surguy, aged 33, of 126 East Duball street, called before he died in St. Joseph's hospital Saturday afternoon of injuries he sustained in an auto crash early in the day, is being sought by police and Dr. C. G. CRUMPACKER, coroner.
"The authorities believe she was the companion of Surguy when his car turned over in the 1400 block on East Ewing avenue at 4:45 o'clock Saturday morning inflicting upon him a skull fracture and other wounds.
"Attaches at the hospital said Surguy could give no details of the accident and deliriously called for the woman.
"Police found a woman's purse in the automobile which was destroyed by flames after the crash. The purse may lead to the woman's identity. Among other articles found in the burning car were two bathing suits and two blankets. One of the bathing suits was a woman's.
"The object of the search is to learn something of the circumstances surrounding the accident. It was impossible to ascertain whether Surguy's automobile was struck and turned over by another or whether he lost control. It is believed the woman escaped injury and ran away after the crash.
"Patrolman Julius DeROSE learned Saturday that the license plates on the Surguy roadster were issued to L. H. CHRISLE for another car. Chrisle lived with Surguy at the Duball avenue address."
Geo. Dewey, son of A. B. and Stella SURGUY, was born on a farm near Tiosa on August 3rd, 1899 and was a graduate of the Talma high school. Upon reaching maturity he was united in marriage with a young lady of Kokomo, who preceded him in death a few years ago. To this union one child, Raleigh Allen [SURGUY], aged five, survives. The deceased, who was a member of the Christian church of Talma, followed the occupation of automobile mechanic and prior to his position in South Bend he was engaged as a mechanic in Kokomo for some time. Survivors are the parents, two brothers, Fred [SURGUY] of Burket, and John [SURGUY], of this city.

Mrs. Charles F. BEEHLER, 72, well-known resident of Richland Township where she had spent practically all of her life, died at 7:30 Saturday evening following an illness of three months. Death was due to complictions of diseases.
Barbara Ellen [WALTERS], daughter of Michael and Lavina WALTERS, was born in Richland Township on December 22, 1857 and all of her life was spent in that community with the exception of two years. On December 22, 1878 she was married to Charles F. BEEHLER. She was a member of the Grand View Evangelical Church.
Surviving are her husband, five children: Elbe L. [BEEHLER] and Earl L. [BEEHLER], of Rochester; Alvin C. [BEEHLER], South Bend; Lee [BEEHLER], of Culver, and Ida C. UTTER, of Akron; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Harriet KALE, of Tiosa, and two brothers, John F. WALTERS, of Rochester, and Charles M. WALTERS, of North Manchester.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Grand View church with Rev. HANDSHU officiating. Burial will be made in the South Germany cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Caleb CASTLEMAN, of the Loyal neighborhood, have received word of the death of their son-in-law, Frank BAILEY, of South Bend, which occurred Sunday following a year's illness. Funeral services will be held in South Bend,Wednesday, and burial will be made there. Surviving is his wife, who was formerly Bertha CASTLEMAN.

Funeral services wre held at the Baptist Church, in Kewanna, Sunday for John Lawrence BYBEE, 67, who died Friday night at his home at 213 East Ohio Street, in South Bend. Death followed a year's illness. Rev. FOX officiated at the services and burial was made in the Kewanna cemetery.
The deceased was born on September 15, 1862 and had been a resident of South Bend for seven years, moving there from Rochester. Mr. Bybee taught school at Kewanna for 15 years and had served as trustee of Union Township and was superintendent of the Fulton County infirmary for four years.
He was a master of the Kewanna F. and A. M. Lodge for 13 years and a member 46 years. He had been for 50 years a member of the Kewanna Baptist Church and was head of the Sunday school organization for 11 years.
In 1884 he married Kate HUDKINS of Kewanna, who survives with four children: Fred R. [BYBEE] and Van Buren [BYBEE] of Illinois, John L. [BYBEE] and Mrs. Hazel DOLLARS, of South Bend. Three brothers and two sisters also survive. They are: Neal BYBEE of Detroit, Michigan; Melvin [BYBEE] of South Bend; W. L. BYBEE, northeast of Rochester; Mrs. J. W. BYRER, of Talma, and Mrs. Sarah BUSENBURG, of Rochester.

John H. THOMPSON, of Argos, 62, life-long resident of Marshall county, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Plymouth. Death followed a year's illness with heart trouble.
Surviving are ten children: Mrs. Blanche WALLACE, Mrs. Emma RHOER, Mrs. Grace SMALL, Mrs. Ruth ANDERSON, Mrs. Retta GREEN, William [THOMPSON], Lawrence [THOMPSON], Ora [THOMPSON] and Gale [THOMPSON], of Argos, Elmer [THOMPSON], of Kellogg, Idaho. Also one brother, Austin [THOMPSON], of Idaho.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Hiley BAKER will have charge and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Tuesday, July 15, 1930

Ralph [SQUIRES], seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed SQUIRES, Franklin Avenue, died at 10:30 Tuesday morning following an illness of only eight days. Death was due to tonsilitis and influenza.
The child was born in Rochester on April 29, 1923 and had lived all his life here. Surviving are his parents, grandfather, W. F. WHEADON, of Rochester, and a half-sister, Mrs. Roy LINTON, of Detroit, Michigan.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Wednesday, July 16, 1930

George W. CUNNINGHAM, age 80, former resident of the Fulton community, died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Ruth ZIMMERMAN, in Logansport at 9:45 Tuesday evening. Mr.Cunningham had been ill for one year, suffering from cancer.
George, son of James and Julia CUNNINGHAM, was born in Edinburg, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, November 13, 1859. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Elizabeth STOFFER who died twenty years ago. The deceased was a member of the Market Street M. E. Church at Logansport.
Surviving are two sons, William [CUNNINGHAM] of Fulton, and Jesse [CUNNINGHAM] of Logansport, and three daughters, Mrs. Harley St.CLAIR, Mrs. Jesse SPRAGUE and Mrs. Harley YENNA, all of Logansport.
Funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman home, 908 19th street, Logansport Friday morning at ten o'clock. Burial will be made in the Fulton I..O.O.F. cemetery.

Private funeral services for Ralph SQUIRES, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed SQUIRES, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the residence, corner of Franklin Ave. and Thirteenth street. Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

William G. MARTINDALE, 57, practically a life long resident of Richland Township, died at three o'clock Wednesday morning at his home northwest of Rochester. Death followed an illness of two years with heart trouble.
The deceased was born in Richland Township the son of Jesse and Louisa MARTINDALE and upon reaching manhood was married to Bessie LYTLE.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Glen [MARTINDALE], of Vicksburg, Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. Mark JACKSON, of Richland Township.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Thursday, July 17, 1930

John [SMITH] and C. F. SMITH, of Macy, today received word by letter of the death of their sister, Mrs. Lucy McCARTER, aged 77, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daisy Alexander, at El Reno, Okla., on July 8 of diseases incident to old age. The deceased was born on a farm near Green Oak on May 31, 1853, and was one of ten children born to Russell and Sarah FARRY SMITH. For several years Mrs. McCarter taught school at Green Oak. When she was 21 years of age she married William T. McCARTER and moved to Butler county, Kansas, to live, later moving to Ada, Okla., and when her husband died five months ago Mrs. McCarter went to live with her daughter. Survivors are the two brothers and three daughters, Mrs. Daisy ALEXANDER, Mrs. Ruth ALEXANDER, and Kate [McCARTER], all of whom live in El Reno. Burial was made at Oklahoma City on July 9.

Friday, July 18, 1930

Mrs. John ENGLE, 70, of near Akron, passed away at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the McDonald hospital in Warsaw. The deceased had been in failing health for the past two years and a week ago was taken to the McDonald hospital, where she submitted to a major abdominal operation. Death was due to abdominal cancer. The deceased was born on a farm near Akron and had resided in that vicinity all of her life. She is survived by her husband, John ENGLE; and four daughters, Mrs. R. W. OYLER and Mrs. Fred STEPHEY, of Elkhart; Mrs. Lelon SHOBE, of Hammond and Mrs. Ralph DAY, of Akron; one son, Andrew ENGLE, of Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Milo HAROLD, of Athens and Mrs. Clarence MORRETT, of Silver Lake and two brothers, Daniel HART of Plymouth and Freemont HART, of Mishawaka.

William S. REA, aged 46, son of Dr. Oliver A. REA (deceased) and Silvia REA, 1400 Madison Street, was found dead in his room at 6036 Harper Avenue, Chicago, Thursday morning by he owner of the apartment in which he resided. The Cook county coroner has not as yet made known his verdict. The deceased, who was a member of a Chicago law firm, had been dead for at least 12 hours before his body was found. He had complained of not feeling well for several days before he died. Mr. Rea was born in Culver and after his graduation from high school he took a law course in a Chicago law school.
Survivors besides his mother are a sister, Miss Lucretia REA of this city and brother Dr. R. H. REA of Tacoma, Wash. The brother is on his way to this city for the funeral which will be held from the Rea home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Word was received here by relatives from George BEACH, prominent insurance man, that his mother had died at her home in Dexter, Mich., Thursday. She was approaching ninety years of age. The funeral will be held Saturday. She was a descendant from the BABCOCK and JUDSON families who were prominent pioneers in the history of the country. Mr. Beach died many years ago and George is the only child. He is the son-in-law of George W. HOLMAN and is well known in this community where he and his family often visit.

Saturday, July 19, 1930

Funeral services for Mrs. John ENGLE, of Akron, who expired Thursday afternoon at the Methodist hospital in Warsaw after an operation for cancer of the stomach were conducted this afternoon from the church at Beaver Dam. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Clarence JACKSON, aged 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray JACKSON, of Bourbon, was drowned Friday evening shortly after 6 o'clock while swimming in the Erwin gravel pit at the south edge of Bourbon with a number of companions. Pat PATTERSON, one of his companions, tried to rescue him but Jackson pulled him under three times before Patterson was able to free himself. Others tried to assist Patterson in his rescue but all efforts to pull Jackson into shore proved futile. The body was recovered by Harry BURSCH after it had been in the water 45 minutes. Jackson, it is thought, was seized with cramps. He was an inexperienced swimmer and one day earlier this week came near drowning in the Erwin gravel pit. The water was ten feet deep where Jackson met his death. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Monday, July 21, 1930

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Christian Church in Macy for Aaron Madison BURKETT, 70, a life long resident of the Macy community, who died Saturday afternoon at 5:30 following an illness of several months with paralysis. Rev. C. M. READ officiated at the services and burial was made in Plainview Cemetery.
The deceased was born on a farm north of Macy on May 24, 1860 the son of Asa and Lucinda (FOUTS) BURKETT. In 1882 he was married to Frances JOHNSON and following her death married Carrie LEVAUGH. He was a member of the Macy Christian Church.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Blaine DICKMAN of Bay Minette, Alabama, Miss Clara BURKETT, of South Bend, and Mrs. Clarence SHIPMAN, of Macy; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. J. J. MUSSELMAN, of Fulton; Mrs. George KINDER, of Akron, and Miss Ella BURKETT, of Macy. Three daughters, Edith [BURKETT], Pearl [BURKETT] and Mary [BURKETT], and an infant son preceded their father in death.

William PERKINS, 65, formerly of Macy, where he was employed in the meat market, died at Lawrenceburg, Illinois, Sunday following a mastoid operation. Funeral services will be held Thursday in Lawrenceburg.

Macy friends have received word of the death of James KAVENY, 65, which took place Saturday morning. Death was due to tuberculosis. Funeral services were held in South Bend today. Mr. Kaveny was a former resident of Macy.

Mrs. Mary BURDGE, age 81, died at 11:15, Sunday night at her home in Akron, after having been ill since last February suffering from gangreen and diabetes.
Mary [PATTERSON], daughter of Daniel and Ruth PATTERSON, was born in Henry county, Indiana in 1849. She was united in marriage to Johnson BURDGE of Stockdale, Ind., and they came to Akron nine years ago from Roann. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wm. BLACK, of Akron and one brother, Mark PATTERSON, of Rochester. Mr. Burdge preceded his wife in death four years ago.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Akron M.E. church with the Rev. Clyde MILLER officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Charles Elmer BERGER, age twenty years, passed away at the home of his parents, one mile west of Gilead at 12:45 Sunday night. Death was caused by flu, which developed into pneumonia. He had been ill since Wednesday.
The deceased was a member of the Woodman Lodge at Akron. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles BERGER, four sisters and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at two p.m. Wednesday at the Gilead M.E. Church, with Rev. Wayne ELLER officiating. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Mrs. Alvina CALHOUN, 70, former resident of Argos, died at 4 o'clock Monday morning at the home of her son, Donald [CALHOUN], east of Lake Maxinkuckee. Death followed an illness of several months.
Surviving are six children: Milo WILHELM, George WILHELM, Mrs. Bessie BRUGH, Mrs.

Grace HUNTER, Mrs. Clara HOUGHTON and Donald CALHOUN.
Short funeral services will be held at the son's home Wednesday morning after which the body will be taken to the Richland Center church where services will be held at ten o'clock Wednesday morning. Rev. H. L. ADAMS will officiate and burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Tuesday, July 22, 1930

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in Elkhart for Mrs. Barbara BRYANT, 78, former resident of Akron, who died Sunday at the home of her son, Robert BRYANT, in Elkhart. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, officiated and burial was made in the Mentone cemetery.
Surviving are four sons, Robert [BRYANT] and Harland BRYANT, of Elkhart; Sidney [BRYANT], of Albion and Alfred BRYANT, of Bloomington; three daughters, Mrs. Della EVANS, of New York, Mrs. Ruth SMOKER, of Akron, and Mrs. Charles HECKNY, of Mishawaka. Mrs. Mary Jane CROOK, of Akron, is a sister.

Cleave BIDDINGER, of this city, went to Indianapolis Monday after receiving word of the death of Mr. VanWINKLE at the St. Vincent hospital following an operation for cancer of the stomach. Mr. VanWinkle was a roommate of Kermit BIDDINGER at Central Normal College at Danville, Ill., and spent his Fourth of July vacation here in the Biddinger home.

Vincent MEREDITH, of Newcastle township, received word Tuesday morning of the death of his brother, Enos MEREDITH, which took place at his home in Greeley, Colo. Death was due to cancer of the throat. Mr. Meredith formerly lived in Newcastle township, leaving there 28 years ago to reside in Colorado. A widow and daughter survive.

Wednesday, July 23, 1930

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Thursday, July 24, 1930

Mrs. Margaret E. HORNER, age 75, died at her home two miles southwest of Argos at nine o'clock Wednesday evening having suffered from heart trouble for some time.
Mrs. Horner was born near Argos November 28, 1854 and lived in that vicinity all her life. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Henry HORNER who died January 1, 1929. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church at Argos.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Jennie HALL of Indianapolis, Mrs. Dellie MARTIN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Iva SAGERS of Argos, and four sons, Oscar [HORNER] of Wabash, Harry [HORNER] of Rochester, Isaac [HORNER] of Argos and Walter [HORNER] of Knox. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Grace PONTIOUS and one son, Calvin [HORNER] was drowned in the St. Joseph River at Elkhart several years ago.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at three o'clock at the Christian Church at Argos with Rev. Hiley BAKER, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Friday, July 25, 1930

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Saturday, July 26, 1930

William M. GRAY, age 95 years, passed away at the home of his son, William H. Gray in Argos Friday morning. Death was due to old age and complications. He had been ill for only two days.
Born in England, May 16, 1835, he came with his parents to America while quite young. He moved to Argos twenty years ago from Inwood, Indiana.
Surviving are one son, William H. [GRAY] of Argos, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the home of his son Sunday afternoon at three p.m. Rev. Hiley BAKER, pastor of the Christian Church of Argos will officiate. Burial will be made at Plymouth.

Monday, July 28, 1930

Mrs. Milton HOOVER, of Los Angeles, Calif., is enroute to this city with the body of her husband, who succumbed from cancer, last Wednesday. Mr. Hoover will be buried in the Macy cemetery. Mrs. Hoover is a sister of Mrs. George BLACK and Mrs. John B. HOOVER of this city.

Miss Mary Elizabeth CLARK, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merl CLARK, of South Bend, formerly of Macy, died Monday morning at four o'clock following an acute attack of appendicitis. Preparations were being made to perform an operation but death resulted before it could be performed.
Surviving are her parents and three brothers, Lawrence [CLARK], Kenneth [CLARK] and Estil [CLARK], all of South Bend, and three aunts, Mrs. Earl SOWERS and Miss Mary AULT, of Macy, and Mrs. Jesse ABSHIRE, of Roann. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Miss Clark graduated from the South Bend high school this spring and since that time had been taking a nurses training course at the Healthwin hospital.

Funeral services were held at Argos Sunday for William GRAY, aged 94, who died Friday night from complications incident to old age. Mr. Gray was born near Argos and was one of the oldest Civil War veterans in the state. He was the grandfather of Mayor Mason L. PETRE of Mishawaka.

Celo Geraldine [RING], aged 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell RING, of Claypool, passed away Sunday morning. The girl had been an invalid since birth.

Tuesday, July 29, 1930

Clarence SHESLER, 34 years old, well known resident of Idaville, a first cousin of Mrs. A. ADAMS, was instantly killed saturday night at midnight at Wanatah, Ind., when the car in which he and another man were riding, ran headon into a Pennsylvania freight train which was standing on the crossing of state road 43. According to reports received here the freight had been switching and several cars were left standing at the crossing. Probably because of the severe storm the two men failed to see the cars.The necks of both men were broken.
The body was returned to Idaville and taken to the Shesler home. The funeral will be held from the Church of God at Idaville Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. The Rev. WYATT will officiate and burial will be made in the Idavaille cemetery.
The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley SHESLER of Idaville who were visiting with Mrs. Adams when they received word of their son's death. Surviving are the parents, the widow, formerly Reva FELKER, of Norway, whom he married April 24, 192 [sic], two sons, Junior [SHESLER] 9, and Eugene [SHESLER] 5, and a brother Orville SHESLER of Idaville. The young man had been working on state road 43 at Wanatah since May.

Wednesday, July 30, 1930

Frank LYON, 57, prominent farmer of the Mentone community where he had lived all of his life, died at four o'clock Wednesday morning at Woodlawn Hospital, death following an operation for an obstruction of the bowels. Mr. Lyon was taken ill Sunday and brought to the hospital Tuesday.
Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Allie EATON, and eight children: Mrs. Ross SMITH, of Florida; Mrs. Fred EVANS of Attica, Mrs. Robert REED, John [LYON], Von [LYON], Scenora [LYON], Virginia [LYON] and Don [LYON], all of Mentone.
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made but it is thought they will be held Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in Mentone. The daughter living in Florida will arrive in Mentone Friday morning.

The body of Milton HOOVER, who died several days ago in Los Angeles, Calif., arrived in Argos Wednesday afternoon and was taken to Macy for burial. Funeral services will be held at the Macy Methodist church Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Hoover, who is a sister of Mrs. Geo. BLACK and Mrs. Jane HOOVER, of this city, accompanied the body.

Funeral services for Miss Mary Elizabeth CLARK, who died at South Bend Monday morning were held at the Macy Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. READ in charge, assisted by Rev. L. CONNER. Interment was made in the Plainview cemetery. A short service was held at the Clark home in South Bend Wednesday morning.

Thursday, July 31, 1930 and Friday August 1, 1930

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Saturday, August 2, 1930

Funeral services for Mrs. Murtilla WEIRICK, aged 82, who died at her home in the McKinley neighborhood three miles east of this city early Friday morning from burns which she received Thursday night will be held from the Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the Hamlett cemetery near Talma. Mrs. Weirick received her injuries when a spark from a match ignited her clothing.

Mrs. Charles TALBERT has received word of the death of her nephew, Martin Luther EPSTEIN, aged 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin EPSTEIN, of Portland. The child received injuries last Sunday at Bakersfield, Cal., when he accidentally fell from a horse which caused his death Wednesday night in a hospital at Bakersfield. The child's parents have been living temporarily in Bakersfield, Cal. The body of the child has been placed in a vault at Bakersfield and will be returned to Portland within a few weeks for burial.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Brethren Church in Denver for Mrs. Mary [A.] DAWALT, 71, who died Thursday morning at 10:40 at the home of her son, Irvin DAWALT three miles east of Macy. Death followed a year's illness. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiated at the services and burial was made in the Weasaw cemetery.
The deceased [Mary A. ZARTMAN] was born October 21, 1859 in Perry County, Ohio, and came to the Macy vicinity when an infant. In 1876 she was married to Levi DAWALT and they lived near Denver until his death four [?] years ago. Her residence near Denver continued until ill-health forced her to live with her children for the past year. She was the daughter of the late George W. and Mary E. (FISHER) ZARTMAN.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clara EIKENBERRY, of Muskegon, Michigan; four sons, Irvin DAWALT, near Macy; Albert [DAWALT], south of Gilead; Charles [DAWALT], of Peru; Samuel [DAWALT], of Denver; ten grandchildren; three brothers, J. O. ZARTMAN, of Macy; Perry [ZARTMAN], of Akron, and J. E. [ZARTMAN] of Denver; three sisters, Miss Eva ZARTMAN and Mrs. Oscar PACKARD of Lucerne and Mrs. S. T. SOWERS, of Akron.
[NOTE: Mary A. DAWALT, Oct. 21, 1859 - July 31, 1930; Levi DAWALT, Jan. 16, 1859 - Jan. 14, 1910, bur in Weasaw cemetery.]

Following a year's illness of heart trouble, John W. BRUBAKER, 74, died at his home a mile south of Perrysburg, Friday morning. Surviving are his wife [Margaret E. BRUBAKER]; two daughters, Mrs. Marion RABER, of Peru, and Mrs. Flee WHITMYER, of Perrysburg; and one son, George BRUBAKER, of Perrysburg.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon and burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.

Monday, August 4, 1930

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob SAYGER, of Akron, have received word that their son, Frederick [SAYGER], aged 64, was killed in an accident in Newcomerstown, Ohio, Saturday. No details of the accident were given in the message to his parents.
Mr. Sayger, whose home was in Middletown, Ohio, was born and raised in the Akron community, leaving there about 30 years ago. He was employed as a lumber inspector for the Pennsylvania railroad.

Surviving are his wife, parents, three children, Mrs. Helen GALBREATH, of Logansport; Devear [SAYGER], of Indianapolis, and Max [SAYGER] of Colorado. Mrs. Marion FULTZ, of Akron, a sister, left for Newcomerstown, Ohio today.
It is not known whether burial will be made in Ohio or the body returned to Akron.

Mrs. Flossie Mae ROSS BENNETT, 37, three miles southwest of Fulton, died at four o'clock Sunday morning at a sanitarium in Martinsville. Mrs. Bennett had been in failing health for two years and had been bedfast since March sixth. For several weeks she was a patient at the Cass County Hospital in Logansport and was removed from the hospital to the Martinsville sanitarium Saturday morning. Death was due to an abcess on the liver.
The deceased was the daughter of Charles and Sarah ROSS and was born on a farm near Wagoner Station on May 22, 1893, and all of her life was spent in Fulton county. Seven years ago she married Harvey BENNETT and since that time had resided in the Fulton community. She was a member of the Church of Christ Mud Lake Chapel.
Surviving are her husband, parents, one sister, Mrs. Kerchie HECKATHORNE of South Bend, and a brother, Fay ROSS, of Pipe Creek Falls.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Mud Lake Chapel and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery. Rev. S. J. JOHNS, of Mentone, will have charge of the services.

Funeral services were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Mt. Hope church in Athens for Mrs. Agnes L. RICHTER, 51, who died Saturday morning at her home in South Bend. Rev. LINE, of Elkhart, officiated and burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
Agnes [BRYANT], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson BRYANT, was born on a farm near Athens on May first, [1879]. On April 6, 1901 she was married at Rochester to Charles RICHTER. Mr. and Mrs. Richter lived in Argos for many years, moving to South Bend about three years ago.
Surviving are her husband, mother, four children, Mrs. Very KRIBANEK, of Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Lois BENNETT, of Chicago; two sons, Dale [RICHTER] and Merl D. RICHTER, of South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Clara GAST, of Akron; Mrs. Blanche MARTIN, of Arkansas; Mrs. Lon ZIMMERMAN and Miss Lena BRYANT, of Rochester; three brothers, Charles [BRYANT], of Knox; Lloyd [BRYANT], of Athens, and Lester [BRYANT], of Fairbury, Ill.

Tuesday, August 5, 1930

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Wednesday, August 6, 1930

Mrs. Lydia A. GROVE, age 86, was found dead on the floor of her home in Akron Tuesday afternoon about two o'clock. Mrs. Grove, who lived alone, was subject to fainting spells, and she apparently had fallen, suffering a gash in her head and a broken jaw bone.
Lydia A. [REAM], daughter of Abraham and Catherine REAM, was born February 18, 1844, in Stark County, Ohio. She had lived in Akron nineteen years, coming there from South Whitley, Indiana. In the year of 1860 she was married to A. C. SIPPY, who preceded her in death. The deceased was again united in wedlock to Albert GROVE in 1909. Mr. Grove passed away in 1919. Mrs.Grove was a member of the Methodist Church at Akron.

Survivors are one son, Sherman SIPPY, of Akron, five step-children, four grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Burial will be made Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist Church at Akron with Rev. Clyde MILLER officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Akron.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Methodist church at Culver with burial following in the Culver cemetery for Samuel E. MEDBOURN, one of Culver's most prominent citizens and a life long resident of Union township, Marshall county. Mr. Medbourn died Sunday evening at 9 o'clock after a long illness. The last few days of his life he was confined to his bed. Hardening of the arteries was the cause of the death.
Mr. Medbourn, who was 71 years old, had lived all his life in or near Culver. He was born on the MEDBOURN farm between Burr Oak and Culver and in early life went to Culver to live. Many years ago he started the Maxinkuckee Ice Co. which business he developed until the firm was doing business in many towns and cities in the vicinity.
He is survived by a son, Perry [MEDBOURN], who has been engaged in the ice business with him for a number of years, and a daughter, Mrs. Bessie SLONAKER, of Culver. A brother, John [MEDBOURN] lives at LaPorte and a sister, Mrs. O. DUDDLESON of South Bend, also survives. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

John Conrad FISHLEY, 78, well known resident of Macy, died at 9 o'clock Tuesday night at his home there. Death followed an illness of three weeks.
The deceased was born in Germany and came to Macy with his parents when in infant. The remainder of his life was spent in the Macy community where he followed the occupation of farming.
Surviving are six children: Mrs. Leonard MILLER, of Akron; Mrs. Billie COTTERMAN, Frank FISHLEY, Mrs. Harry RUNKLE, Henry [FISHLEY] and George FISHLEY, all of Macy. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Thursday, August 7, 1930 and Friday, August 8, 1930

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Saturday, August 9, 1930

Chas. Fred BOUCK, 42, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Turpie DAVIDSON, northwest of this city Friday evening. Death resulted following a nervous breakdown which was suffered about five weeks ago. The deceased was well known in this vicinity and followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life.
Chas. Fred Bouck was born in Middlebury, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 1887, and moved to this community when quite young. Surviving with the mother is one brother, Claude [BOUCK], of Detroit, Mich., his stepfather, Turpie DAVIDSON, of this city, and an aunt, Mrs. E. J. MATTICE, also of Rochester. A brother, George [BOUCK], preceded Fred in death last October.
Funeral services will be held at the Davidson home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Daniel S. PERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. No floral offerings desired.

Word has been received here by relatives of the death of Mrs. Frank M. METZLER, 69, at her home at Crown Point Friday noon. Death came as the result of complications, she having been ill for the last year. She was a former resident of Rochester and was a sister-in-law of Arthur METZLER, attorney, of this city.
Amelia [DECKER] was born in St. Louis in 1861 and came to Rochester with her parents when six years of age. On Jan. 1, 1880, she was married to Frank METZLER and the couple lived here for two years afterwards when they moved to Crown Point where they have lived ever since. Four children were born to the union, two of whom died in infancy. One son, Oscar [METZLER], who lives in Fullerton, Calif., and the other son, Fred [METZLER], who lives at Gary, and the husband survive.
The funeral will be held at the home at Crown Point at nine o'clock standard time Monday. The body will then be brought to Rochester where burial with a short service will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at one o'clock.

Mrs. Mary Margaret LOVE, 86, pioneer resident of Akron, died at 11 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her son, Chester LOVE, in Akron, following a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Love had been enjoying good health, suffering the stroke just a short time before her death.
The deceased was born in Ohio on Jan. 2, 1844, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shedric ELLIOTT. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to James H. LOVE and had lived in Akron between 50 and 60 years. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Otto W. LOVE, of South Bend, and Chester [LOVE], of Akron; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One son, Charles [LOVE], is deceased.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Akron Methodist church with Rev. Floyd HEDDENS in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, August 11, 1930

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Tuesday, August 12, 1930

Ray H. DECKER, of Peru, former resident of this county is dead as the result of injuries suffered Sunday morning when he was hurled 20 feet from his motorcycle which was struck by a Winona traction car in the northeast section of Peru. Decker died in the Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru without ever gaining consciousness. Death was due to a fractured skull. The accident it is thought was caused when the side car on Decker's motorcycle caught on the rails of the interurban line. Decker operated a filling station at Peru. The parents, the widow and two children survive.

Funeral services for Ray KAMP of Beardstown who was drowned in the Tippecanoe River near Monterey Sunday afternoon when he was seized with cramps will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Bethel Church in Pulaski county. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray LOUGH, near Leiters Ford, for his mother, Mrs. Isabel GINTHER LOUGH, 82, one of the best pioneer residents of that community, who died Sunday morning at 10:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. A. NEELEY, in Detroit, Michigan. Rev. H. S. BULGER, pastor of the Kewanna Christian Church, will have charge of the services and burial will be made in the [Moon] cemetery.
Mrs. Lough had accompanied her daughter to her home in Detroit for a visit when she was stricken with paralysis. Death followed an illness of only four days.
The deceased was born in Fulton County on June fourth, 1848 the daughter of Henry and Mary GINTHER and her entire life had been spent in this county. For 59 years she had lived on the Lough homestead. On January 21, 1871 she was married to [Harrison] B. LOUGH, who passed away in 1900. Mrs. Lough was a member of the Evangelical Church, having joined at the age of 19. She was also a member of the Leiters Ford Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are four children: Mrs. Jennie BRIDEGROOM, of Leiters Ford; Mrs. Ara NEELEY, of Detroit; Reed LOUGH, of Plymouth, and Albert Ray LOUGH, at home; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One child died in infancy and a daughter, Addie CAPLE, died six years ago. One sister and four brothers, Mrs. Melinda GEISINGER, John [GINTHER], Abraham [GINTHER], A. J. [GINTHER] and D. D. GINTHER, all of Leiters Ford, also survive.

Wednesday, August 13, 1930

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Thursday, August 14, 1930

Mrs. William THOMAS, received [word] yesterday of the death of her brother, John FRITZ, aged 35, which occurred in a hospital in Kokomo Wednesday afternoon after a six months illness due to Bright's disease. Mr. Fritz formerly was engaged in the trucking business in this city. He is survived by his widow and five children.

Friday, August 15, 1930

Una Mae FELTY, nine-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. FELTY, of Fulton, died at 5:30 Thursday evening at the Felty home. Death followed an illness of two weeks with a severe cold. Surviving are the parents, three sisters, Virginia [FELTY], Lois [FELTY] and Mary [FELTY], at home; three half-sisters, Mrs Lucile PEACOCK, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Irene KRONWITTER, of South Bend and Miss Helen [FELTY], at home; four half-brothers, Emerson [FELTY], of Lansing, Mich., Iverson [FELTY], Roy [FELTY] and Ray [FELTY], at home. Funeral services will be held at the home Saturday morning at ten o'clock. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, August 16, 1930

Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10:30 at the Poplar Grove church, west of Argos, for Milton SMITH, 78, who died Thursday night at his home six miles west of Argos. Rev. APPLEMAN, of Plymouth, will officiate.
The deceased was a life long resident of the Argos community. In 1873 he was married to

Mahala BAKER, who died last June.
Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Mary MOORE and Mrs. Ada LIGHTNER, of Montana; James [SMITH] and William [SMITH], of Plymouth; Walter [SMITH], of Gary; Mrs. Julia HARTMAN, Mrs. Pearl TURNER and Mrs. Myrtle GROVER of Argos; Mrs. Hazel LEGIT, South Bend. Two brothers, Anthony [SMITH] and Perry W [SMITH], of Argos, also survive.

Monday, August 18, 1930

John ECKERT, aged 75, well known business man of Logansport, died in the St. Joseph Hospital Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness. Mr. Eckert's family figured in one of the most dreadful automobile accidents in the history of Fulton county when four members were killed when the car in which they were riding was struck by a fast Erie express train at the Manning Crossing east of this city 18 years ago.

Tuesday, August 19, 1930

Alfred Leonard EYTCHESON, 79, retired Liberty township farmer, died at 5:30 Monday evening, at the home of his son, Otho Eytcheson, one and one-half miles southwest of Fulton, death being due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years. Mr. Eytcheson had been in ill health for two years and it is believed that his death was hastened by the burning of his property in Fulton Monday.
The deceased was born in Tipton county on Feb. 10, 1851, the son of Alfred and Sarah EYTCHESON, and for the past 41 years had lived in the Fulton community. In 1883 he was married to Isabelle CRAWFORD and following her death he married Delia SWISHER, who passed away in 1912. Mr. Eytcheson was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Surviving are the one son, Otho EYTCHESON; a sister, Mrs. Frank TUTTLE, of Ligonier, and a brother, Isaac EYTCHESON, of Fulton; a half-brother and half-sister, Thomas EYTCHESON, of Chicago, and Mrs. Irvin VanBLARICOM, of Chicago Heights. Two grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at ten o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church and burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery. Rev. G. R. CRANE will officiate.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the United Brethren church in Silver Lake for Mrs. Rebecca COLBERT, 90, of near Silver Lake, who died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter. One daughter and three sons survive.

Wednesday, August 20, 1930

Mrs. Simon BAILEY has received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. J. T. BYMASTER which occurred at her home in St. Petersburg, Fla., Tuesday after a lingering illness due to complications incident to old age. Mrs. Bymaster, who will be buried in St. Petersburg, had often visited in this city. The deceased formerly lived in Indianapolis.

Joseph ZEIGLER, aged 57, died at his home in South Bend Monday morning following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered three weeks ago. Mr. Zeigler, who was employed as a watchman by the New York Central railroad, was born and reared in this county where he has a number of relatives. Burial is to be made at South Bend.

Mrs. Ella Walters SMITH, 49, of this city, died at four o'clock Wednesday morning at Woodlawn hospital following an illness of 19 weeks. Death was due to cancer.
Ella [MILLER], daughter of Gabriel and Caroline MILLER, was born on January 13, 1881, near Gilead in Miami county. For many years she had lived in the Rochester community and on July seventh, 1928 she was married to George SMITH of this city. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church at Mt. Zion, the Rebekah lodge of this city, and the Mt. Zion club.
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Robert CONNER, of Macy, and Mrs. Milo COPLEN, of Rochester; one son, Russell SAYGER, of Bedford; three grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mildred DENNY and Miss Wilma SMITH of Kansas City, Mo.; a step-grandson, Lewis DENNY, Jr., of Kansas City; a brother, Reuben MILLER, of Akron, and three sisters, Mrs. Jonathan COVER and Mrs. Marvin CLEMANS, of Macy, and Mrs. John TIMBERS, of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church with Rev. T. L. STOVALL of this city and Rev. CONNER, of Cleveland, O., officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Thursday, August 21, 1930

Mrs. Leora DEVORE, aged 66, one of the well-known women of Rochester township, passed away at the home of her son, Ralph WEBBER, southwest of Rochester, 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. Although Mrs. Devore had been in ill health for the past number of years her condition was not regarded as serious until a little over a week ago. Death was caused from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Devore, who had been a resident of this city, was an active worker in all civic and social affairs of that locality and had made a wide acquaintance throughout that neighborhood and Rochester.
Leora [OSBORNE], daughter of Thomas and Mary J. OSBORNE, was born on a farm near Rochester, May 10th, 1864. In the year 1882 she was united in marriage to Charles F. WEBBER, who preceded the deceased in death on May 15, 1897. On December 20, 1901 she was united in marriage to John D. DEVORE who passed away a little over three years ago. Mrs. Devore was a member of the Methodist church, this city. Survivors are two sons, Ralph WEBBER, of near this city, and Lyman WEBBER, of South Bend; four grandchildren; two brothers, Louis C. OSBORNE, of Stillwater, Okla., and L. OSBORNE, of this city. A daughter, Ruth WEBBER, preceded her mother in death when but six years of age.
Funeral services will be held at the Ralph Webber home, three miles southwest of this city, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. T. L. STOVALL officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. William GARNER, 63, died at 1:25 Thursday afternoon at her home at 514 Fulton Avenue, following an illness of several weeks with paralysis. The obituary and funeral arrangements will be carried in Friday's News-Sentinel.

Friday, August 22, 1930

Mrs. Adella GARNER, 63 passed away at her residence 514 Fulton Ave., at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, after an illness of six months duration from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Garner had been a resident of Fulton county all of her life and had made a host of friends in Rochester and vicinity.
Adella M. E. [PRILL], daughter of John L. and Phebe PRILL was born in Fulton county on February 9th, 1867. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Wm. J. GARNER on April 12th, 1884. When quite a young girl the deceased was united in the Dunkard faith and later in life transferred her membership in the faith of God with that of the Evangelical church. She took an active interest in her church and social affairs of her community until ill health prevented.
Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Vernie CASTLEMAN, of near Rochester, Mrs. Austin LESTER, of San Bernardino, Calif., Mrs. W. I. KENNELL, of this city; three sons, Clyde [GARNER] of Bruce Lake, Harley [GARNER], of Argos, Clarence [GARNER], of Rochester, 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Irene ELKINS, of St. Joseph, Mich., a half-sister, Mrs. Phillip MIKESELL, of Athens, and a half-brother, Ray PRILL, of Logansport.
Funeral services in charge of Revs. KUEBLER and HANDSCHU will be held at the Trinity Evangelical church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Clarence FLECK, formerly a resident of Disko, died at the Wabash railroad hospital at Peru. The funeral was held Wednesday morning and the body was brought to Disko for burial. Mr. Fleck was 83 years old and most of his life was spent in and about Disko. The past 23 years he had lived at Wabash, part of the time with his son, John FLECK. John FLECK of Disko is a brother.

Henry BERGMAN, aged 73, pioneer groceryman of Kokomo, who spent many summers at Lake Manitou, died at his home Wednesday afternoon friends in this city have been advised. His health has been bad for the past two years due to heart trouble. Mr. Bergman for many years operated a grocery store in Plymouth. The widow, four daughters and two sons survive.

Saturday, August 23, 1930

Richard Edward [MARTIN], 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar MARTIN, of Dayton, Ohio, died last night at Woodlawn Hospital at nine o'clock. The youth was a cadet at Culver Military Academy and death came as the result of an unusual accident in which he was injured last Monday when a glider nose dived to the ground. He was rushed to the hospital here and was at first reported getting along nicely but perotinitis developed and proved to be fatal.
Martin was being given instruction in glider flying and was being pulled when a gust of wind carried the craft aloft to a height of about thirty feet. The flyer pulled the snap cord and then the glider nose dived steeply to the ground it is said. The boy wore a safety belt as required but this gave way when the glider struck the earth and the youth was thrown forward. It was thought that the control stick penetrated his stomach. He was brought to Rochester at once and his parents arrived during the day and have remained here since.
The body was taken to Dayton, where the funeral services will be held on Monday. The deceased is survived by his parents and three sisters. He graduated from high school last June and intended entering college this fall.

Monday, August 25, 1930

Mrs. Everett E. GILBERT passed away in the Cass County Hospital in Logansport at 3 o'clock this afternoon friends in this city were advised. Mrs. Gilbert has been in ill health for the past five years. Survivors are the husband, who operates a drug store at the [NW] corner of Main and Seventh streets, a son and a daughter. An obituary will appear in the News-Sentinel tomorrow.

Mrs. Ray SHELTON has been called to Muscatine, Iowa, by the death of her brother, William M. FOX, which occurred Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held Monday. Mr. Fox served in the army during the World War and had been ill with heart trouble and asthma practically ever since. For a number of years he was confined to a government hospital, having been discharged from there two months ago.

Mrs. Mary M. WYLIE, 88, one of the pioneer residents of Fulton county, died Sunday morning at 3 o'clock at the Fulton county home where she had resided for the past three years. Death followed an illness of one week with complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
Mary M. (ROLAND), daughter of Dr. and Mrs. ROLAND, was born in Bartholomew county on Oct. 16th, 1841, and came to this community when a small child. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Milton WYLIE, and for many years they lived on a farm west of Rochester. She was a member of the United Brethren church.
Surviving are one brother, Spence TAILEY, of Rochester, and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral parlors with Rev. G. W. TITUS in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. George W. SMITH, aged 49 years, passed away at the Woodlawn hospital at four o'clock Wednesday moning, August 20, 1930, after an illness of four and one-half months, death being due to cancer. Mrs. Smith, well known resident of Rochester and vicinity for the past 33 years, was active in the community's social life. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church, Mt. Zion Club and Rebekah Evergreen Lodge.
Ella [MILLER], daughter of Gabriel and Carolyn MILLER, was born on the 13th day of January 1881, on a farm in Miami county, near Gilead, Ind.
In March 1897, she was united in marriage to George W. SAYGER, of Athens, Indiana. To this union was born two daughters, Alta Mae [SAYGER] and Mary Carolyn [SAYGER], and one son, Russell Jennings [SAYGER]. Mr. Sayger died November 14, 1906.
On July 7, 1928, she was united in marriage with George W. SMITH, of Rochester, with whom she was happily united at the time of her death.
She leaves to mourn her loss the husband and loving companion, Mr. George W. Smith, three children, Mrs. Robert CONNER of Macy; Mrs. Milo COPLEN of Rochester; Russell SAYGER of Bedford; three sisters, Mrs. Jonathan COVER and Mrs. Marvin CLEMENS, of Macy, Mrs. John TIMBERS, of Fort Wayne; one brother, Mr. Reuben MILLER, of Akron, four step-children, Mrs. Walter SRIVER, of Akron, Mrs. Earl SWARTZLANDER, of Logansport, Miss Wilma SMITH and Mrs. Mildred DENNY, of Kansas City; nine grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Tuesday, August 26, 1930

William REAM, 90, well known resident of this city, died Tuesday afternoon at the Northerin Indiana Hospital in Logansport where he had been a patient for some time. Survivors are three sons Manford [REAM], John [REAM] and George [REAM] and two daughters, Mrs. Mel WERTZBERGER and Mrs. Emma BEAL, all of Rochester.
The body will be returned to Rochester for funeral services and burial. Funeral arrangements and the obituary will appear in Wednesday's News-Sentinel.

Mrs. Florence H. GILBERT, of this city, passed away at the Cass County Hospital, Logansport at 2:30 Monday afternoon after an illness of over two and a half years duration from a complication of diseases. During the deceased's residency in this city she had made a wide circle of friends and took an active part in the social affairs of the community.
Florence H. [TUCKER], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar P. TUCKER, was born in Chicago on September 20, 1894. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Everett GILBERT on Oct. 25th, 1916, the ceremony being performed at Marshfield, Mo. Mrs. Gilbert, who was a member of the Methodist church, came to Rochester about seven years ago from Des Moines, Iowa. Prior to the deceased's residency in Des Moines she and her husband were residents in the state of Missouri for a few years.
Surviving with the husband, who is proprietor of a drug store in this city, are a son, Joe [GILBERT], a daughter, Lucy [GILBERT]; one sister, Miss Mary TUCKER, of South Bend and several other relatives residing in this section of Indiana. Mrs. Gilbert's parents preceded her in death several years ago.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. George PACKER, 67, well known resident of the Tiosa neighborhood, succumbed at her home six miles north of this city on road [US] 31, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Death resulted from pneumonia and a stroke of paralysis after an illness of but seven days. Mrs. Parker had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life with the exception of 23 years spent in Mishawaka, Ind.
Lily [O'BLENIS], daughter of Samuel and Arabelle O'BLENIS, was born on a farm near Walnut, Aug. 31, 1863, and on March 5, 1881, she was united in marriage to George PACKER, of the Tiosa community. Mrs. Packer was a member of the Tiosa First Brethren church and the Gleaners organization. Survivors are the husband, a son, Howard B. PACKER, of Grangeville, Idaho; three daughters, Mrs. Chas. BUSH, of Culver; Mrs. Guy STEVENS, of Culver; Mrs. G. H. McMILLEN of Mishawaka; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. E. A. BUCKER officiating. Burial will be made in the Culver cemetery.

Ernest THOMAS, aged 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. THOMAS of Royal Center, passed away Sunday afternoon at the family home in Royal Center after an illness which dated back to the Christmas holidays. Death resulted from heart trouble.

Wednesday, August 27, 1930

Earl BARR, 25, well known young man of the Talma community where he had spent practically all of his life, died at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon at St. Margaret's hospital in Hammond, following an illness of only eight days. Death was due to peritonitis which developed following an operation for ulcers of the stomach.
Earl, son of Burr and Elizabeth BARR, was born at Talma Nov. 15, 1904, and all of his life was spent in that community with the exception of the past two years during which time he had a position with the Inland Steel Mills in Indiana Harbor. He was a member of the Gleaners Lodge, at Talma, the K. of P. lodge at Indiana Harbor and the Talma Methodist church.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth BARR, who lived with her son in Hammond; one brother, Fred BARR, of Indiana Harbor; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer JONES, southwest of Argos, Mrs. Frank SOUTHER and Mrs. Ola FLESLAND, of Hammond; one uncle, Charles BARR, of Talma.
The body was removed today to the Barr family home in Talma and funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Talma Methodist church. Rev. SHIPLEY, of Bourbon, will have charge and burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

William REAM, 90, lifelong resident of Fulton county, died Tuesday morning at the Northern Indiana Hospital in Logansport where he had been a patient for the past three years. Death was due to hardening of the arteries.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on March 28, 1840, the son of George and Elizabeth REAM. In 1863, near Fulton, he was married to Leah FISHER, who passed away in 1916. Mr. Ream had been a member of the Evangelical church in this city for 40 years.
Surviving are five children: Mrs. Mel WERTZBERGER, Mrs. Emma BEAL, Manford [REAM], John [REAM] and George REAM, all of this city. Three children are deceased. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical church with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

L. J. POLK has received word of the death of his cousin, Mrs. Howard WOLF, which occurred Tuesday at the Emergency hospital in Warsaw. She is a daughter of Frank POLK, who is well known in Rochester. Funeral services will be held at the East End Brethren church in Warsaw Thursday afternoon at 2:30.

Thursday, August 28, 1930

Tragedy marred a picnic party which was composed of several Kewanna families at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon when Arthur LAMBERT, 44, of Kewanna, was drowned in Fletcher's Lake. Although Lambert's body was recovered in less than 30 minutes after it had disappeared beneath the surface of the waters all efforts of resuscitation proved futile.
Mr. and Mrs. Lambert and three daughters along with a few other families in Union township whose birthdays were in August had gone to the north shore of Fletcher's Lake which is situated southwest of Fulton where a picnic dinner and lunch were to be enjoyed. Lambert, who was sitting on the bank of the lake, noticed that Miss Isabelle MUTCHLER, a young girl of the party, who was playing in the water, had gotten in a deep hole and was in need of assistance. The Kewanna man called to his daughter, Della [LAMBERT], 18, to go to the Mutchler girl's aid and in doing so the Lambert girl also stepped into the deep water and was floundering about helplessly.

Realizing the gravity of the situation Lambert plunged into the lake in an effort to assist the girls and as he did so a group of Boy Scouts who were camping at the lake saw the plight of the girls and shoved out in boats and brought the young ladies to shore.
During the excitement Lambert had disappeared beneath the water and was not missed for several moments. A younger daughter, Sarah, being the first to realize that her father had gone down during the rescue of the girls, spread the alarm and efforts to locate the body by Boy Scouts and other members of the party did not yield results until almost 30 minutes had elapsed. Then followed the long artificial respiration operations which were continued for some time after Dr. DIELMAN, of Fulton had arrived and declared there was no heart beat perceptible.
Arthur LAMBERT was born at Urbanna, Ind., on August 5th, 1886, and on January 18th, 1911 he was united in marriage to Ova JONES of Wabash. For a few years after his marriage the deceased resided in Wabash and then removed to Union township, this county, where he was engaged in farming in the vicinity of Kewanna. Mr. Lambert joined the Wabash Christian church when still a young man and upon his residency in this county transferred his membership to the Kewanna Christian church where he took an active part in all affairs of that organization. Survivors are the wife, three daughters, Delia [LAMBERT], Lois [LAMBERT] and Sarah [LAMBERT], a brother, Oliver [LAMBERT], of Dayton, Ohio and his step-mother, Mrs. Esther LAMBERT.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at one o'clock at the Kewanna Christian church. Burial will be made in the Wabash cemetery.

Friday, August 29, 1930

Miss Eva ZARTMAN, 66, former resident of Macy, died at seven o'clock Thursday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. Oscar Packard, near Lucerne, death following an illness of two years with diabetes.
Eva, daughter of George W. and Mary E. (FISHER) ZARTMAN, was born on December 25, 1863 on a farm one and one-half miles north of Macy. When only three years of age she suffered a serious illness from scarlet fever which left her deaf and dumb. The deceased was a member of the Brethren Church at Denver.
Surviving are three brothers and two sisters: Jesse O. ZARTMAN, of Macy; Perry [ZARTMAN], of Akron, and James E. [ZARTMAN], of Denver; Mrs. S. H. SOWERS, of Akron, and Mrs. Oscar PACKARD, of Lucerne. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Macy Christian Church with Rev. GOLDEN, of Denver, in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Saturday, August 30, 1930

Worth WILDERMUTH, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray WILDERMUTH, passed away at his home three miles south of Athens at 12 o'clock noon Saturday. Funeral arrangements had not been made at press time today. A complete story of his death and obituary will appear in Tuesday issue of The News-Sentinel.

Funeral services of Frank ROUCH, 74, formerly of this city, were held at his home in Guthrie, Okla., Friday. The deceased, who was born in Fulton county, died Wednesday following a stroke of paralysis. He is survived by several children all of whom reside in Oklahoma and five brothers, William [ROUCH], of Rochester, Schuyler [ROUCH], of Fulton, Silas [ROUCH], of Kokomo, Tobias E. [ROUCH], of Peru, and George [ROUCH] of Oklahoma.
Mr. Rouch followed the occupation of farming for many years and some of his Oklahoma land holdings were under lease to oil companies. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.

Monday, September 1, 1930

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 2, 1930 and Wednesday, September 3, 1930

[no obits]

Thursday, September 4, 1930

Word has been received here by relatives of the death on Tuesday evening of Rev. [Levi] T. BARKMAN, 67, at his home in Long Beach, Calif. Death was caused by cancer and came as a shock to his many friends here as he had been ill only a short time. He was well known in Fulton county, having been born and reared here and often visited in his home community. He was widely known as a Baptist minister on the western coast.
He was born in Newcastle township Oct. 10, 1863. In early life he worked on the farm but shortly after his marriage [March 4, 1886] to Tincey BUSENBERG he moved to Athens and for eight years owned and operated a store there. After selling his store he attended Franklin College and then went to the Moody Institute for four years. He was pastor in the Baptist church at Aurora, Ill., for several years and then conducted a Baptist Good Will Chapel Car for six years during which time he traveled extensively. Following this he became pastor of a church at Los Angeles and was there for ten years. Afterwards he moved to Anaheim and when his wife became ill gave up his work and moved to Long Beach.
He is survived by his wife and one son, Floy [BARKMAN], who is a pastor in a Los Angeles church, two sisters, Mrs. Mary KESSLER and Mrs. Dora SHOBE, of this community, and three brothers, John [BARKMAN] of Detroit, and Frank [BARKMAN] and M. L. BARKMAN of this community.
The funeral is to be held at Los Angeles with burial there. Details of this are not known.

Friday, September 5, 1930

Mrs. Lydia PONTIOUS, 75, died Friday morning at 1:50 in her home on East Tenth Street, death being due to neuralgia of the heart. Mrs. Pontious had been ill for the past two weeks but was thought to be on the road to recovery. Thursday night her condition became suddenly worse and her death resulted a short time later.
The deceased was born in Pennsylvania in 1855, the daughter of George and Lucinda BOOKS. In 1874 near Disko she was married to Pierce PONTIOUS. Following her husband's death a year and a half ago, Mrs. Pontious moved to Rochester from where Mr. and Mrs. Pontious

had resided for many years. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, George E. [PONTIOUS], of Peru, and Harry G. [PONTIOUS], of Buffalo, N.Y.; one grandson, Paul [PONTIOUS], of Peru; one brother, Mont BOOKS, of Milford, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Victoria SMITH and Mrs. Jennie LOUKS, both of Bellingham, Wash., and a number of nephews and nieces.
Funeral arrangements will not be made until the son arrives from Buffalo, N.Y.

Fred JONES, of this city, has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Hugh JONES, 42, which occurred Thursday at her home in Quille, Ore. Death was due to heart trouble and followed a year's illness.
The deceased was born and raised in this community being a daughter of the late William and Matilda JONES. She had lived in Oregon for the past 17 years. Surviving are the husband and one son.

Following is an account of a fire which claimed the lives of three former Argos residents at Lodi, California on August 22. The clipping reproduced here appeared in a Los Angeles paper and was sent to Argos by Mrs. Jennie HAYNER of Los Angeles. The dead people have a number of distant relatives in the north part of Fulton county. Following is the clipping:
Lodi, Cal., Aug. 22. -- Three persons were burned to death early today when fire destroyed a house on the Joseph BUNCH ranch seven miles southeast of here.
The dead:
Miss Esther BUNCH, 22.
Josephine BUNCH, 11.
Mrs. Claude HALL, 45, of Los Angeles, a guest.
The fire was discovered at 1 a.m. by state traffic officers. They awakened Joseph Bunch, who ran out of the house, but returned in an attempt to save his two daughters and Mrs. Hall. The latter and Esther Bunch were sleeping on the second floor.
Bunch rescued his daughter, Josephine, but hearing screams of her sister, the little girl ran back into the flaming house in an effort to save her and was burned to death.
Bunch was badly burned and was treated at a hospital.
The fire was believed to have started from the overheating or overturning of a kerosene lamp left burning on the first floor of the house when the family retired.
The house was destroyed, as well as adjoining barns and other ranch buildings.

Saturday, September 6, 1930

J. E. (Al) FARRER, who lives on a farm near Thornhope, was fatally hurt in an automobile collision north of Metea Friday evening.
A model T Ford sedan driven by Farrer was struck by a Packard sedan operated by W. M. ISBELL, living at the Barnes hotel in Logansport, when Farrer drove onto state road 25 pavement from the Cass-Fulton county line road three miles south of Fulton.
Injured in the crash were three of Farrer's grandchildren, sons and daughters of Joe FARRER who lives a half-mile east of the scene of the collision on the county line road. His farm is in Fulton county.
The three children were severely cut and bruised. They were removed to their homes and given attention by Dr. F. C. DIELMAN, of Fulton.
They are Getty [FARRER] 4, Buddy [FARRER] 10 and James [FARRER] 7. Buddy was stunned by a blow on the head but he quickly recovered consciousness. None of them are regarded  as serious.
Farrer last February sold his farm northwest of Metea where he had lived practically all of his life and bought one northwest of Royal Center near Thornhope. He had been living alone there. His wife died more than a year ago.
Yesterday Farrer drove to the home of his son, Joe, and about 4:30 in the afternoon he piled the three children in the back of the sedan to take them a ride to the C. E. LUTZ filling station on road 25 where he was to get some kerosene.
Failing to note the approach of the car from the north Farrer drove into its path, it was said.
Isbell said he didn't believe Farrer stopped before moving onto the pavement. He declared he attempted to go behind Farrer's machine but caught it near the rear with the right front of his car.
The Farrer car was tossed into a ditch in front of the Lutz villing station. Isbell's car careened off the road in front of the Marion STUDEBAKER farm home on the east side of the paving. Isbell was not injured although his machine was damaged about the front end.
Isbell, Lutz and passersby gave aid to the injured. The Ditmire ambulance from Fulton and Dr. Dielman were called. The three children, all thrown out of the demolished car, were found not seriously hurt and they were taken to the home of their parents.
Farrer was unconscious and a cursory examination revealed necessity for hospital attention. He was taken to the Cass county hospital in Logansport. Death occurred at 6:10 p.m. His skull had been fractured. The body was returned to Fulton and prepared for burial at the Ditmire undertaking parlors. Funeral arrangements had not been made last evening.
The victim is survived by two sons, Joe [FARRER], living near where the crash occurred, and Roy [FARRER], of Port Huron, Mich.; a brother, Will FARRER, who lives south of Logansport, and a half-brother, Ed FARRER, of Logansport. Francis LOUDERBACK is a brother-in-law of Mr. Farrer.
Coroner M. B. STEWART, of Logansport, was summoned following the death and he began an investigation of the accident. Dr. Stewart said he would hold a public inquest in the north court room at the Cass county court house on the day following the funeral of Mr. Farrer.

Monday, September 8, 1930

Loring W. HATFIELD, 70, well known resident of Talma, where he has operated a general store for the past 45 years, died at 10 o'clock Sunday night at Woodlawn hospital following an illness of only a few days. Death was due to strangulation of the bowels.
The deceased was born near Gilead, Ind., on June 25, 1860, the son of Henry and Marie HATFIELD. On Jan. 1, 1885, at Rochester, he was married to Sarah Viola ROSS. He was a member of the Talma Methodist church and was always very active in all the affairs of the Talma community.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Ralph [HATFIELD] at home and Arthur R. [HATFIELD], of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Charles COLLINS, of Pendleton, Ind., and Mrs. Cleo TEETER, of Fulton; one sister, Mrs. Clara DELLINGER, of Winamac, and two grandchildren, Helen [TEETER] and L. V. TEETER, of Fulton.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Talma Methodist church with Rev. SHIPLEY, of Bourbon, officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

Following an illness of several months with complications of diseases incident to advanced years Mrs. Arominda V. LINEBAUGH, 84, pioneer resident of Henry township, died at ten o'clock Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Davis, in Akron. Mrs. Linebaugh had resided with her daughter for the past two years.
Arominda [BUCHTEL], daughter of John and Julia BUCHTEL, was born in Summit county, Ohio, March 13, 1846. Upon reachng womanhood she was married to Henry LINEBAUGH who died in 1890. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are four children, William [LINEBAUGH] and Mrs. Clyde DAVIS, of Akron; Mrs. Anna C. HARTONG, of Akron, Ohio; and Mrs. Etta SAUSAMAN, of Richmond, Ind.; a brother, Alfred BUCHTEL, and a sister, Mrs. Sevilla DAILEY, both living in Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Church of God in Akron. Rev. GILLILAND, of Gilead, will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Charles Alton LAWSON, 80, former resident of Richland Township, Fulton county, died Sunday morning at his home in South Bend. Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
Charles Alton, son of Noah Sandefer and Nancy THOMPSON LAWSON, was born on Feb. 8, 1841, near Rochester. He was united in marriage to Lavina O'BLENIS on Sept. 26, 1860, and to this union were born nine children, six sons and three daughters, his wife and five children preceding him in death many years ago. In 1882 he was married to Eliza DAGGETT and they were the parents of four children, one daughter and three sons.
In 1884 he and his family moved to the West where they lived for about 40 years. In the fall of 1925 they returned to Fulton county where they resided until the death of Mrs. Lawson in 1928. Since that time he had made his home with his children.
The deceased was a Civil War veteran having enlisted on Aug. 15, 1862, at South Bend in the 21st Indiana Battery serving until June 26, 1865, at which time he received his honorable discharge.
Surviving are nine children, 27 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jennie McDONALD, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Richland Center church. Rev. Philip BEEHLER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center.

Mrs. James WILSON, 74, a former resident of Macy, died at her home in Marion Sunday morning from a long illness with cancer.
Louisa [PEARSON], daughter of David and Susanna PEARSON, was born near Marion, Ind., and her life was spent in the Marion, Upland and Macy vicinities. Her marriage to James WILSON occurred when a young woman, and one child, Cary WILSON, was born to this union. She was a member of the Christian church.
Besides the husband and son she is survived by four grandchildren, one [great]-grandchild and two brothers, Mark [PEARSON] and Burr PEARSON, of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at the home of her son, Cary Wilson, one and a half miles southwest of Macy Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. C. M. READ, pastor of the Macy Christian church, in charge. Burial will be made in Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Mrs. Amanda SWARTZLANDER, well known resident of Henry township, died at 9:30 Monday morning at her home near Akron. Funeral services will be held at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home. An obituary will be carried in Tuesday's News-Sentinel.

Tuesday, September 9, 1930

L. C. WARING of Decatur, formerly part owner of the Waring Glove Co. in this city has received word of the death of his sister, Miss Elizabeth WARING, which occurred Sunday at Columbus, Miss. She was 80 years old.

Mrs. Amanda SWARTZLANDER, 82, practically a life long resident of Henry township, died Monday morning at 9:30 at her home in Akron. Mrs. Swartzlander had been in ill health for two years but her condition had only been regarded as serious the past two weeks.
The deceased was born in Virginia Setp. 2, 1848, and moved to the Akron community with her parents when a small child. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Phillip SWARTZLANDER, who died 20 years ago. She was a member of the Progressive Dunkard church.
Surviving are two sons, Frank [SWARTZLANDER] and Charles [SWARTZLANDER], of Akron, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles WOOD, east of Rochester. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with Rev. LeRoy GARNER in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Mrs. Edna HEROLD, of near Tiosa, has been called to Plymouth by the death of her sister, Miss Hazel Marie RUFF. The deceased was 26 years of age and had lived in Marshall county all of her life.

Wednesday, September 10, 1930

Dr. Charles O. WILTFONG, 54, prominent physician of Chesterton, Indiana, and a former resident of Rochester, was killed instantly in an automobile accident, Tuesday, near Belleville, Ontario, according to word received here by friends.
Dr. Wiltfong, accompanied by Charles L. JEFFREY, banker of Valparaiso, and Perry L. SISSON, former mayor of Valparaiso, were on a fishing trip in Canada when the accident occurred. Dr. Wiltfong's two companions escaped uninjured.
Dr. Wiltfong lived in Rochester for some time and studied medicine under the late Dr. W. S. SHAFER. He was one of the leaders in the profession in Porter county and was a specialist in proctology. He was formerly president of the Tenth District Medical Society. His wife was formerly Miss Grace AXE, whose father was a merchant in this city for many years.
Dr. H. O. SHAFER, Mrs. M. O. KING and Mrs. Arthur METZLER went to Chesterton Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. King and Mrs. Metzler are close friends of Mrs. Wiltfong.

Thursday, September 11, 1930

Rochester friends and relatives received word yesterday of the death of Leffel CONNER, son of L. P. CONNER, of Holtville, Calif., who passed away in the Veteran hospital on Aug. 27. The Conners resided in Rochester almost 20 years ago where the father, Lafe CONNER, and his son were engaged in the meat market business.
Leffel, who was about 40 years of age, succumbed to a disease which he contracted in the

army during the World War. Funeral services and burial were held last week at the National cemetery in Sawtelle, Calif. Mr. Conner is survived by a widow and three children, together with his father, of Holtville, a sister, Mrs. Thelma ARMAN, and two brothers, Thurl [CONNER] and Von R. [CONNER], all of California.

Friday, September 12, 1930

Peru, Ind., Sept. 12. -- Stricken with spinal meningitis while working in a harvest field near Denver, five days ago, Ralph Walter SONAFRANK, 23 years old, died Thursday at Dukes Memorial hospital.
The disease which killed the young man was not of the epidemic variety, it was assured by physicians. What caused him to be stricken with the malady was not known.
The deceased is survived by a widow, Mrs. Jewel (JACKMAN) SONAFRANK, whom he married less than two years ago; and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman SONAFRANK, 567 East Van Buren avenue. There are also the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Hazel KITZMILLER and Mrs. Emma DICK, both of Peru; Mrs. Agnes KESTER, of Wabash; Charles M. SONAFRANK living at home and Harlan A. SONAFRANK of Marion.
Funeral services will be conducted from the parental residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Benjamin KENDALL, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Mrs. Lucinda R. DAY, 78, well known resident of Akron, died at 5:30 This morning at her home. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of nine months.
The deceased [Lucinda ROBINSON] was born in Kosciusko county on Nov. 17, 1851, the daughter of Andrew and Rebecca ROBINSON, and moved to Akron when a child and the remainder of her life had been spent there. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Benjamin DAY. She was a member of the Evangelical church at Akron.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Norah SANDS, of Akron; two sons, Everett MILLER, of Peru, and Burr DAY, of Akron; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Fred BABCOCK, 49, former resident of this city, passed away at his home in Mentone at 5 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of several months duration. Death resulted from asthma and other complications. During the deceased's residency in Rochester he was employed as a manager in one of the city's leading clothing stores. Mr. Babcock had resided in Mentone for the past several months where he had gone in hopes of regaining his health.
Fred, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark BABCOCK, was born in Cass county on Oct. 20, 1881, and later removed with his parents to Fulton county where he received his education in the Liberty township schools. On July 8, 1914, he was united in marriage to Miss Goldie TAYLOR, of Rochester, the ceremony being performed in Indianapolis. Mr. Babcock prior to his residency in Mentone resided in Gary for a number of years where he was engaged as manager of the Formans Inc., Clothing stores. The deceased was a member of the Rochester K. of P. and the Elks lodge of Gary. Surviving with the widow is one daughter, Virginia [BABCOCK], aged 11, and a brother, Charles BABCOCK, of Indianapolis. The deceased's mother, Mrs. John J. HILL of this city, preceded him in death last June.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the John HILL residence, 118 West 5th street in this city. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetry. The body will be removed to the J. J. Hill home Saturday morning where friends of the deceased may call.

Mr. and Mrs. Arley GILLILAND have received word of the death of their niece, Mrs. Tom McGUIRE, of Kalamazoo, Mich. Burial will be made in Montpelier, Ohio, Saturday.

Saturday, September 13, 1930

[no obits]

Monday, September 15, 1930

Friends have received word of the death of A. L. CURRENT, 68, owner of a farm southwest of Rochester where he formerly lived, which occurred last Friday evening at a hospital in Danville, Illinois. Death followed an illness of one week.
For six years Mr. and Mrs. Current lived on their farm, southwest of the city, moving to Danville 20 years ago. Surviving are his wife and two sons. Funeral services were held in Danville today.

Tuesday, September 16, 1930

Ira L. McVAY, 68, well known farmer living two and one-half miles northwest of Rochester, died at 8:40 Monday night, death being due to paralysis. Mr. McVay had been in ill health for several weeks but his condition had not been regarded as serious until a short time ago. Monday night he suffered his third stroke and death resulted within a few hours.
The deceased was born at Frankfort, Indiana and 37 years ago moved to Fulton County, from Frankfort, and since that time had resided on the farm where he died. When a young man he was married to Clara E. SMITH.
Surviving are his wife and four children: Mrs. Flossie JOHNSON and Raymond McVAY, of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Troba McVAY, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Carrie BEVELHAMER, of Peru; one daughter, Velma [McVAY], died in infancy and a son, Floyd [McVAY], died at the age of 19. Seven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, September 17, 1930

Ralph Marvin MORRIS, 27, died at 10:15 Tuesday morning at the Northern Indiana Hospital in Logansport, death being due to tuberculosis. He had been in failing health for the past seven years and had been a patient at the hospital for some time. His mother and sister were at his bedside when he passed away.
Ralph Marvin, son of William F. and Addie MORRIS, was born in Rochester and all of his life had been spent here. He attended the public schools in this city, and also the Rochester high school for two years, but was forced to give up his studies on account of ill health. He became a member of the Christian Church when only eight years of age.
Surviving are the mother, of this city, his father, of South Bend; two sisters, Maude WHITNEY, of South Bend, and Mrs. Bryce THOMPSON, of Rochester; two nieces, Vivian WHITNEY and Juanita THOMPSON, of Rochester, and one nephew, Billy DUNFEE.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the residence corner of Fourth and Indiana Avenue, with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Gresham BEARSS, west of the city, has received word of the death of his cousin, John McWHORTER, 19, youngest son of Mrs. Laura MEAD, of New Philadelphia, Indiana. Death was due to appendicitis. Surviving are his mother, who will be remembered here as Miss Laura PYLE, and one brother, Francis [McWHORTER]. Funeral services will be held at New Philadelphia, Friday.

Mrs. Ida NOFTSGER has received word of the death of her brother, William LEWIS, which occurred at his home in Greencastle Tuesday afternoon following an illness of one week caused by peritontis. Mr. Lewis was born at Fulton. Funeral services will be held Thursday at Peru with burial there.

Funeral services for the late Ira McVAY will be held at the Christian church at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, with Rev. [Hiley] BAKER of Argos in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in this city.

Thursday, September 18, 1930 and Friday, September 19, 1930

[no obits]

Saturday, September 20, 1930

John HETTLER, 79, of two miles south and two miles west of Burket, committed suicide early Friday morning by hanging himself in the barn on the farm of his son, Carl Hettler where he was making his home.
Mr. Hettler left the house at 8 o'clock Friday morning and was found one-half hour later by his daughter-in-law dangling at the end of a baling wire, suspended from a rafter of the barn. After placing the wire about his neck, he had jumped into space from a high work bench.
Although he left no message or word of any sort and had not hinted at such an action, the cause was attributed to despondency over ill health. Mr. Hettler had made his home with his son and his wife for the past three or four months. He had formerly lived in the vicinity of North Manchester. Mr. Hettler was 79 years old.
Ill health is believed to have been the cause of the suicide as Mr. Hettler had been very nervous for some time and in ill health for more than a year. The family, however, was shocked at his death.
Since the death of his wife a number of years ago, he made his home with his son and daughters. Until the time of his wife's death, he had resided on a farm three miles south of North Manchester.
Children surviving are: Carl HETTLER, of near Burket; Mrs. Charles SWANK and Mrs. LESTER, of North Manchester; Mrs. Fred GOLTREY, of Roann; Mrs. BROOKS, of near Disko, and Mrs. Nora HAND, of Wabash.
Coroner Paul LANDIS, of Warsaw, who was called to hold an inquest, gave a verdict of suicide. The body was taken to the undertaking parlors of George Bender in North Manchester.
Funeral services will be at Laketon, Sunday with burial in the Laketon cemetery beside his wife.

Henry HABICK, retired business man of Indianapolis, died at Woodlawn hospital Friday following an operation. Mr. Habick was taken ill while staying at his summer home at Lake Maxinkuckee which home he had purchased of Mrs. Minta HOLEMAN. The body will be taken to Indianapolis for burial. The deceaseed is a brother of Gus HABICK, who owns a cottage on the Tippecanoe river near Loyal.

Monday, September 22, 1930

Mrs. Sarah Catherine SECOR, age 55 years, passed away at her home in Akron Saturday at 12:45. Death was due to diabetes and Mrs. Secor had been ill since last spring.
Sarah Catherine [LITTLE], daughter of David and Lucinda LITTLE, was born near Palestine, Ind., Jan. 19, 1875. On Oct. 19, 1888, at Warsaw, she was united in marriage to Daniel M. SECOR who survives. She has been a life long resident of the Akron and Macy communities. Mrs. Secor was a member of the Progressive Dunkard church and of the Eastern Star.
Surviving, other than the husband, are five children, Mrs. Nellie ALSPACH of Akron, Mrs. Edith ZARTMAN of Macy, Harley SECOR, Mrs. Goldie HATTERY and Mrs. Sylvia SHOWALTER of Akron; eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Wellington SEVERNS, of Rochester, and Mrs. Otis KEEL, of Wisconsin, two brothers, John [LITTLE] and Joseph LITTLE of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Church of God at Akron with Rev. STEINBERG of Rochester and Rev. OLDHAM of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Rosemary Violet GREER, nine-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert GREER, died at 1:10 Saturday afternoon at the Greer home on Erie street, death being due to whooping cough. The child had been ill for two weeks, however her condition was considered serious only a few days.
Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Mabel [GREER] and Georgia [GREER]; four brothers, Emerald [GREER], Frederick [GREER], Robert [GREER] and William [GREER]. One brother died in 1927. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence and burial was made in the [Moon] cemetery.

Tuesday, September 23, 1930

Frank FISHER, 80, who had made his home with his niece, Mrs. V. M. DANIELS, south of Argos, for some time, died at eight o'clock Monday night at the Kelly hospital in Argos. Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years. Surviving are eight children.

Alvin Peter CLELAND, aged 84, died suddenly at his home east of Macy Monday evening at 5:50. Death was due to apoplexy.
Mr. Cleland was quite well known, the earlier years of his life operating a tannery and later was famous for his sorghum mill and was patronized by an almost unlimited radius of miles. He was the last surviving soldier in Perry township, Miami County, having served 18 months in the Civil War, being a member of Company F Indiana Volunteers and engaged in a number of battles, among them being Peter Creek, Virginia and Winchester.
Mr. Cleland was the son of Jonas and Mary Ann (ONSTOTT) CLELAND and was born near Gilead, April 18, 1846 and was one of a family of ten children, having three brothers and six sisters. He never married.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Harriet CLEMANS, of Macy, and one brother, Oliver CLELAND, of Chamberlain, North Dakota. His nephew, George WAGONER and family, had lived with Mr. Cleland for many years.
Funeral services were held at the Gilead Methodist Church, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. H. KENNEDY, of Silver Lake, former pastor of the Macy Methodist Church of which Mr. Cleland was a member. Burial was made in the Gilead cemetery.

Mrs. Frank MONTGOMERY, of this city, has received word of the sudden death of her grandson, Robert Montgomery CLARK, eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion CLARK, of Auburn, Indiana. Death, which was due to tetanus, occurred at ten o'clock Monday night at the Auburn hospital.
The child's mother will be remembered here as Miss Frances MONTGOMERY, formerly of this city. Funeral services will be held Thursday in Auburn. Mr. and Mrs. Charles EMMONS and Miss Belle MONTGOMERY went to Auburn Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held in Logansport this afternoon for Raymond NEFF, aged 21, of Logansport, who killed himself last Saturday afternoon by shooting himself through the head with a 32 calibre pistol. Mrs. Marjorie PATE, of Kewanna, was a sister of the dead youth.

Wednesday, September 24, 1930

Mrs. John THOMAS, this city, has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Effie SHIPLEY, 54, of Huntington, which occurred Tuesday morning about nine o'clock. Mrs. Shipley had been ill only a week, suffering from blood poison caused by a boil.
Effie [DAUGHERTY], daughter of Ephram and Margaret DAUGHERTY, was born in Rochester and lived here until her marriage to Emmett SHIPLEY, when she moved into Ohio. She has been a resident of Huntington for many years.
Survivors are the mother, two sisters, Mrs. A. B. MARTIN of Tiosa, and Mrs. THOMAS of this city and three daughters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at Huntington and burial will be made at Huntington. Miss Effie THOMAS of South Bend will accompany Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Martin to Huntington to attend the funeral.

Thursday, September 25, 1930

Word was received here this morning by friends of the sudden death of Benjamin F. DEAHL, prominent attorney and manufacturer of Goshen, who passed away at 4 o'clock Thursday morning. He was an uncle of Mrs. Dean L. BARNHART, formerly of this city. Mr. Deahl had an attack of intestinal flu and it fatally affected his heart. He was well known in this city where he had visited. He was a prominent democratic leader in the 13th district. The funeral will probably be held Saturday. He is survived by his wife, formerly Mrs. Minnie WHITMER, and a son Albert [DEAHL].

Friday, September 26, 1930

Levi SWICK, 71, passed away Wednesday night at 10:30 o'clock at his home near Akron. Death was due to complications. The deceased was born in Kosciusko county and had resided in the vicinity of Beaver Dam, Silver Lake and Akron practically all of his life. He was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving him are his wife and three sons, Percy SWICK, Ira SWICK and Sherman SWICK, all of near Akron, and one brother, John SWICK.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Church of God in Akron. Burial will be made in the Palestine cemetery.

Saturday, September 27, 1930

Mrs. Ellen M. VonEHRENSTEIN, 76, one of the best known residents of the city, died at 1:15 Saturday morning at the family home, corner of Ninth and Jefferson Streets. Mrs. E. Von Ehrenstein had been in failing health for some time but her condition was only regarded as serious one week. Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
Ellen M. (KEWNEY), daughter of John and Harriett KEWNEY, was born on March 10, 1854 in Pulaski County, Indiana, and moved to Fulton County when a small child. The remainder of her life was spent here and on May 17, 1877 she was married to E. VonEHRENSTEIN. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the Eastern Star chapter of this city.
Surviving ar the husband and four children, Leon [VonEHRENSTEIN] and Miss Emily [VonEHRENSTEIN], at home; Mrs. Grover TILLET, of Peru, and Miss Harriett [VonEHRENSTEIN], of Chicago, one brother, Frank KEWNEY, of West View, Pennsylvania, and three grandchildren. One son, Charles [VonEHRENSTEIN], died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held Monday 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. The Eastern Star Chapter will have charge of the service.

Monday, September 29, 1930

Friends in this city were informed Saturday of the death of Mrs. Ella J. SPOHN, former resident of this city, which occurred at her home 4537 Westminister Place, St. Louis, Mo., following an illness of six years duration due to kidney trouble. The body is to be returned to this city for burial.
Mrs. Spohn, who was the widow of the late Dr. J. C. SPOHN, was one of Rochester's most prominent citizens during the 40 years she was a resident of this city. She was a tireless worker in the Presbyterian Church and in all civic projects. She was a large contributor to our library and to our public schools.
The deceased [Ella J. REX] was born in Curwinsville, Pa., on January 2, 1852, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. E. REX. Her parents moved to this city when she was very young building the dwelling on South Madison street which now houses the American Legion Home.
Thirty years ago, following the death of her husband, who was the planner of the SPOHN Orchard west of this city, she moved to Springfield, Mo., and three years later to St. Louis where she has since resided. Her only survivor is her sister, Mrs. Maude E. EDWARDS.
Mrs. Edwards will accompany the body on the Wabash railroad from St. Louis to Peru.

Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Spohn from the Presbyterian Church here, of which church she was a member, at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery where her husband is buried.

Relatives here have received word of the death of Am WAGONER, 60, which occured at 6:45 Monday morning at his home in Marion. Death was due to lead poisoning which followed an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the home in Marion.
The deceased was the son of the late Mrs. Susan ALSPACH, of this city, and formerly lived here. Surviving are his wife and a nephew whom he raised. Calder ALSPACH, southeast of the city, is a step-brother.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Argos Christian Church for Mrs. Anna Isabelle STULTZ who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. L. Doutt, in Argos. Death was due to complications incident to old age. She had been ill one week. Mrs. Stultz was 82 years old.
Anna Isabelle [NOBLE], daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. NOBLE, was born on a farm near Argos, March 25, 1848. She was united in marriage on December 21, 1864, to George STULTZ, who died July 20, 1926. Mrs. Stultz was a life long resident of Argos and vicinity. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Surviving are four children, all of Argos, John E. [STULTZ], Daniel A. [STULTZ], Mrs. T. L. DOUTT and Mrs. Frank RUFFING, and several grandchildren.
Rev. Hiley BAKER of Argos officiated at the services Monday afternoon and burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Tuesday, September 30, 1930

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Wednesday, October 1, 1930

Ira RINEHART, 73, former resident of Rochester, died Tuesday evening at 5:30 at his home in Ora, Ind., death following an illness of five years. Death was due to cancer of the face.
The deceased was born at Delphi, Ind., and for many years operated an elevator in Ora. Ten years ago he retired and moved to Rochester, returning to Ora two years later and again resumed management of the elevator. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife and four children: Ben [RINEHART] and Harry [RINEHART], of Ora; Mrs. Edith CROSLEY, of Florida, and Martha [RINEHART], of Chicago. One sister lives in Delphi. The body has been taken to Delphi where funeral services will be held Thursday. Burial will be made there.
While a resident of Rochester the Rineharts resided at 1328 Monroe Street.

Friends here have received word of the death of Benjamin WEBER, 70, which occurred at his home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The body will be shipped to Rochester for burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, arriving here Friday afternoon.
Mr. Weber was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simeon WEBER, who lived for many years on the farm west of Rochester now owned by Gresham BEARSS. Mr. Weber was also the part

owner of a hardware store in this city at one time.

Thursday, October 2, 1930

Mrs. Frank MURRAY, of this city, has received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Bertha FRIES, 64, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter BAILEY in Elkhart, death being due to apoplexy. The deceased had often visited in Rochester and is survived by six children and a twin sister, Mrs. Henry TUTTLE, of northwest of Rochester. Burial will be made in Logansport.

Friday, October 3, 1930

Funeral services will be held at Kewanna Sunday afternoon for Alger NORRIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank NORRIS, of Kewanna, who died at Ainsworth Wednesday night from heart trouble from which he had suffered for the past two weeks.

Culver, Ind., Oct 3 -- The flag of the Culver Military academy is at half mast today as a tribute to the memory of E. R. CULVER, chairman of the board of trustees of the academy, who died of a heart attack yesterday afternoon at his summer cottage on Lake Maxinkuckee. Although Mr. Culver had not been in the best of health of late, his death came as a shock to the academy community.
In addition to his interests in Culver military academy, Mr. Culver also figures prominently in the business world as part owner of the Wrought Iron Range Co., of St. Louis, Mo. He maintained a residence at St. Louis, but spent much time in recent years in Europe and at his Maxinkuckee cottage. During this time he devoted his energy to building up the school of which he was an officer.
Mr. Culver, who was 57 years old, succeeded to the management of the academy after the death of his father, H. H. CULVER, its founder and was throughout his life the leading spirit in the upbuilding of the institution.
In addition to the widow and two sons, E. R. [CULVER], Jr., of St. Louis and Gene G. [CULVER] of Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Culver is survived by three brothers, B. B. CULVER, St. Louis; W. L. CULVER, San Francisco, Calif., and K. K. CULVER, Columbus, O.; a sister, Mrs. Ida WINTERMUTE, California, and two grandchildren.
Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. The flag of the academy will be at half mast until after the funeral and suitable tribute will be paid him by the corps of cadets and faculty.

Saturday, October 4, 1930

James FRIBLEY, former Bourbon merchant who was injured in an automobile accident near Inwood, Thursday night, died at the Marshall county hospital at one o'clock Saturday morning from a fractured skull.
The accident victim is survived by his wife and three children. Mr. Fribley was well known to many Rochester people having often visited this city on business matters.

Mrs. Caleb CASTLEMAN, 74, died at 8:10 Saturday morning in her home eight miles west of Rochester in the Loyal community, death being due to complications of diseases. Mrs. Castleman had been in ill health for the past five years but her condition had only been regarded as serious one week. The deceased had lived near Loyal for many years and was one of the best known residents of that community.
Ida Jane [ONSTOTT], daughter of Isaac and Susan ONSTOTT, was born in Miami county June 1, 1856, and came with her parents to this county when a child. The remainder of her life had been spent in Fulton county and in January, 1873, at Rochester, she was married to Caleb CASTLEMAN. To this union were born eleven children, nine of whom are living and all were at their mother's bedside when she passed away. Mrs. Castleman was a member of the home department of the Burton Sunday school.
Survivors ar her husband; nine children, Bert CASTLEMAN, of Garvin, Minn.; Olin CASTLEMAN, of Bantry, N. Dak.; Mrs. Harvey WERNER, of Culver; Mrs. Earl SEE, of Leiters Ford; Clarence [CASTLEMAN], of Leiters Ford; Mrs. Bertha BAILEY, of South Bend; Lloyd [CASTLEMAN], Clyde [CASTLEMAN] and Vern [CASTLEMAN], all of near Loyal. Two daughters, Maude Ethel [CASTLEMAN] and Elsie May [CASTLEMAN] died in infancy. Two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Emma WILSON, Mrs. John HOLMAN, Isaac [ONSTOTT], Frank [ONSTOTT] and James ONSTOTT, all of Rochester, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the home. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

George HUTCHINSON, 70, a retired farmer and a resident of Argos for many years, died Friday evening at 7:15, following an illness of three weeks with paralysis.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Henry [HUTCHINSON] and Fred [HUTCHINSON], of Argos; two brothers, Frank [HUTCHINSON], of Akron, Ohio; and Alex [HUTCHINSON], of Tippecanoe; Mrs. Tressa CARPENTER, of Argos, is a half-sister.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the residence. Rev. Hiley BAKER, pastor of the Argos Christian church will officiate and burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Monday, October 6, 1930

J. W. POTTENGER, aged 86 years, passed away at his home in Marion Saturday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke which he suffered while sitting near a radio in his home. Mrs. J. M. SEIBRING, a daughter, of Akron had just gone to Marion to spend a few days and help Mr. Pottenger celebrate his 87th birthday next Sunday.
The deceased was well known in the Germany neighborhood where he formerly lived. Surviving are the wife, one daughter, Mrs. SEIBRING, and one son, Charles [POTTENGER], of Worthington, Indiana. Two grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock in Marion and burial was made at Marion.

Word was received here by relatives on Saturday of the death of Mrs. George LOGAN at her home in Denver, Col. Her death, which was the result of cancer, occurred Friday evening.
Mrs. Logan was a sister of Mrs. H. O. SHAFER and Mrs. Frank STERNER of Rochester, and H. L. STANTON, of LaPorte. She was very well known in this community having visited here often. She came to Rochester just recently in hope of receiving relief from her malady and returned to her home three weeks ago.

Tuesday, October 7, 1930

Oris COPLEN, aged 22, who lives on a farm three miles north of Tiosa on the county line, died at 11:48 o'clock this morning while being transported to the Woodlawn hospital from injuries which he received when the car in which he was riding alone was struck by Nickle Plate passenger train No. 23 at a crossing near his home. Death was caused by hemorrhages of the lungs. His parents and wife were notified but did not arrive here before he died.
Oris, shortly before 11 o'clock this morning told his wife that he had to go to the home of a neighbor on an errand and that he would return in time for his dinner and then go into the cornfield to shuck corn. It was while on this trip to his neighbor's home that the young married man lost his life.
There were no witnesses to the accident but Engineer Charles BENNETT, of Peru, who with Conductor Harry LAVENDAR, of Indianapoois, were in charge of the train, stated that Coplen drove directly onto the crossing in front of the train. Engineer Bennett said that he sounded the whistle but that Coplen failed to heed the warning. Bennett also said that he applied the brakes on his engine. The crossing is an angling one and is hazardous.
The train crew placed Coplen on a cot in the baggage car and then through a portable telephone system which is carried on all trains notified C. B. CONDON, local agent, to have the company doctor and an ambulance at the train when it arrived in this city.
The company doctor after an examination of the injured young man, ordered him moved to Woodlawn hospital. The ambulance was stopped in the hospital grounds near the rear entrance to the institution. It was deemed inadvisable to move Coplen from the ambulance because his condition was so serious. Coplen died in the ambulance. The body was then taken to a local undertaking parlor.
An examination of Mr. Coplen's body showed that hemorrhages of the lungs had caused his death. He never regained consciousness after he was struck by the Nickle Plate engine. Coplen received several bad cuts on the right side of the head and on the neck. His left limb was broken midway between the knee and the ankle.
The crossing where Mr. Coplen met his death is known as the Fulton-Marshall county line crossing which is the third railroad crossing north of Tiosa. The crossing is one-half a mile north of the Coplen home which is on what was known as the Ezra LEEDY farm. He had lived on the farm since last spring. Mr. Coplen's car, a Ford tudor, was completely demolished in the accident.
The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey COPLEN who live on a farm two miles south of Argos on Federal Road 31 and on which farm he was born on August 27, 1902. He received his education at the Hartzell School near Tiosa, and was a graduate of the Argos High School. He was a farmer.
Survivors are his widow, who was Lucile HAWN whom he married on Thanksgiving Day, 1927, a son, Robert Allen [COPLEN], his parents, three brothers, Roy [COPLEN] who lives on farm on the county line road north of this city, Nile [COPLEN], who lives on farm west of Argos, Walter [COPLEN] at home and a sister, Mrs. Erma CLAYBAUGH of Middlebury. Mrs. Bert MYERS and Mrs. Bruce MORRETT of this city are aunts of the deceased.
No funeral arrangements had been made up until press time today.

Wednesday, October 8, 1930

Jasper W. BOZARTH, 86, one of Fulton County's pioneer citizens and a veteran of the Civil war, passed away at 4:20 Wednesday morning, at the home of his son-in-law, James HUTCHINSON, who resides north of Athens. Mr. Bozarth had been in ill health fo the past several weeks having suffered a stroke of paralysis last August. A short time after suffering the stroke he was removed to the Hutchinson home from his rooms over the Turner Millinery store and gradually grew worse until the end. Mr. Bozarth was one of the best known citizens of Rochester and had made a host of friends through his quiet and unassuming manner.
Jasper W., son of Asa and Sarah Ann BOZARTH, was born on a farm two and one-half miles east of this city, on August 8th, 1844. In the year of 1872 the deceased was united in marriage to Sarah BURCH and to this union two daughters were born. His wife passed away in the year of 1900 and in 1908 he was married to Mrs. Salina LYNK who also preceded him in death several years ago. During the past 35 years Mr. Bozarth lead a life of retirement after having been engaged in farming in various localities in Fulton county.
When the Civil War broke out Jasper volunteered his services to the Union army entering the 87th regiment of Indiana infantry and serving in this division until the end of the conflict. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church and the I.O.O.F. lodge of this city. Survivors are a brother, John [BOZARTH], of Phoenix, Ariz., and four grandchildren, Max HOOVER, of Elkhart; Edward HUTCHINSON, of Salina, Kans., Waldo HUTCHINSON, of South Bend, and Judson HUTCHINSON, of Rochester, and a niece, Mrs. William HOWARD, of Rochester. Two daughters, Mrs. Grace HOOVER and Mrs. Maude HUTCHINSON, preceded their father in death several years ago.
Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church, this city Friday morning 10 o'clock with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Members of the G.A.R. Post and I.O.O.F. lodge will assist in the rites. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thomas COLLINS, 63, a life long resident of Fulton county, died at 8:30 Wednesday morning at the Fulton County Home, where he had been a patient for the past six months. Death was due to complications of diseases.
The deceased was born on a farm west of Rochester, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John COLLINS. Most of Mr. Collins' life was spent in the Fulton community where for many years he operated a threshing machine and saw mill. He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church. Surviving are four sisters: Mrs. Etta EASTERDAY and Mrs. Carrie BROWNILER, of Marshtown, Mrs. Julia FLANNERY, of So. Bend, and Mrs. Nora MILLER, of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at one o'clock at the Fulton U.B. church with Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester.

Funeral services for Oris COPLEN, 22, who was killed at noon Tuesday when his automobile was struck by a Nickle Plate passenger train near Tiosa, will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Christian church in Argos. Rev. CLAYBAUGH, of Middlebury, will have charge and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos. Two uncles of the deceased, Leslie [MIDDLETON] and Howard MIDDLETON, were killed a few years ago in a similar accident.

Joseph E. FRASER, aged 61, mail clerk of Logansport who was found dead in the bathroom of his home Monday night by his son, Howard [FRASER], was well known in this city. He had often visited here and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. John FRASER, was Miss Josephine SMITH of this city. A gas burner used to heat bath water was found burning. Death, due to asphyxiation, was accidental, according to Dr. B. M. STEWART, county coroner. It is presumed Fraser lit the heater on his arrival home from his run. The son suffered a heart attack after dragging the body from the house and required attention of physicians. Surviving Fraser is the widow, two sons and a daughter.

Thursday, October 9, 1930

Mrs. Edna B. SMITH, aged 21 years, passed away at the home of her mother, Mrs. Bertha FLORENCE, near Burr Oak, west of Argos this morning. Death was due to complications resulting from a major operation recently. Mrs. Smith was born [Edna B. FLORENCE] August 14, 1909 near Argos and lived in that vicinity all her life.
Surviving are the mother, one son, Leroy [SMITH], three sisters, Mrs. Mabel MITCHELL of South Bend, Mrs. Minnie JONES and Mildred FLORENCE of Burr Oak, and two brothers, Robert [FLORENCE] and Richard [FLORENCE].
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday at Richland Center with Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made at Richland Center.

Friday, October 10, 1930

Roy COPLEN, who lives on a farm on the county line north of this city, was brought to Woodlawn hospital last night for an emergency operation for appendicitis. He is making satisfactory progress. Roy was stricken Thursday afternoon at the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos while attending the funeral of his brother, Oris COPLEN, who was killed Tuesday when a car in which he was driving was struck by a Nickle Plate passenger train at the county line crossing two miles north of Tiosa.

Saturday, October 11, 1930

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Monday, October, 13, 1930

Eldridge ORR, 56, of 606 East Marion Street, Mishawaka, former resident of this city, died at 8 o'clock Saturday evening, from injuries received in South Bend earlier in the evening when he was struck from behind by a hit and run driver. Death was caused by a skull fracture.
Search for the driver of the high-powered sedan that ran down Mr. Orr and barely missed his two sons, Thomas [ORR] age 21, and Russell [ORR] age 20, was being conducted by both Mishawaka and South Bend police late Saturday night. The accident occurred near 31 and Jefferson street avenue in South Bend, but the injured man was taken to the Mishawaka hospital by a passing motorist where he passed away without regaining consciousness.
Thomas, son of Mr. Orr, gives the following account of the accident: "We were walking from home to South Bend on the south side of the street, four feet off the pavement when it happened. Father was walking just behind Russell and me when the lights of a car flashed on us. There was a sound of a crash, and father was thrown into the air and fell on me. Something on the side of the car must have hit him, because he was thrown to the side."
Deputy Coroner W. H. MIKESEH was called to view the body and reported death accidental, a killing by an unknown auto driver. It was established that the driver of the car had swung over past the extreme left side of the paving to pass another car, and that the three pedestrians were walking on the supposedly safe side of the thoroughfare, facing lights of cars approaching on the regulation side of the pavement.
Eldridge, son of William M. and Margaret ORR, was born in Fortville, Indiana, on Oct. 27, 1874 and when still a young man came with his parents to Rochester where he resided for a number of years. In the year of 1899 he was united in marriage to Carrie CHAMP and to this union two children were born. His wife passed away in this city in the year of 1905 and a few years later Mr. Orr was married to Florence WALLACE, the ceremony taking place in Rochester. For the past number of years Mr. Orr has resided in Mishawaka, where he was employed at Mishawaka Rubber and Woolen Mfg. Co.
The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Masonic lodge of this city. Survivors are the father, William M. ORR, a son, William [ORR], both of this city, a daughter, Miss Edna [ORR], of Detroit, and the following children by his second marriage who survive with the widow: Thomas [ORR], Russell [ORR], John [ORR], Walter [ORR] and Violet [ORR], all of Mishawaka, Ind. Mr. Orr also leaves a brother, Robert [ORR], who resides in South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Sprague's funeral chapel, Mishawaka. Members of the Masonic lodge will have charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, this city.

Tuesday, October 14, 1930

Philip T. WERNER, 61, well known farmer living five and one-half miles southwest of Rochester, died suddenly Monday night following a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Werner had been in ill health for some time but his condition had not been regarded serious.
Mr. Werner had been engaged in his usual farm work Monday and was unharnessing his team of horses when he suffered the stroke. When Mr. Werner failed to come to the house for supper his wife went to the barn in search of him. Mrs. Werner said that about 15 minutes elapsed from the time she saw him go into the barn until she found him dead. Coroner A. E. STINSON was called who pronounced death due to apoplexy.
Philip T., son of George Henry and Sarah (BURNS) WERNER, was born in Fulton county, April 23, 1869 and all of his life had been spent here. In June 1908 he was married to Edna COLE HARTMAN.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Miss Ruth [WERNER], at home; a step-son, Byron HARTMAN, of Akron; three brothers and two sisters, Martin [WERNER] and John [WERNER], of Rochester, William [WERNER], of Akron, Mrs. Margaret EVANS, of Kewanna, and Mrs. Elizabeth BARBER of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Despondency over poor health and a strained mental condition were blamed for the suicide of Henry BUSBEE, 89 years old, a former resident of Macy, who hanged himself Sunday at the home of his son, Henry BUSBEE, Jr., at Woodburn, Ind., near Fort Wayne.
Details of the suicide were not learned, but friends at Macy were advised that funeral services will be held at the son's home, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment will be in the Woodburn cemetery.
Mr. Busbee left Macy eight years ago to reside with his son. He was a native of Germany.
Surviving are three other sons, Ernest [BUSBEE] and Fred BUSBEE, of Fort Wayne, and George BUSBEE, of Macy, and a daughter, Miss Sophia BUSBEE, of South Dakota.

Wednesday, October 15, 1930

Seriously ill only an hour Fred SCHROEDER, aged 63, prominent business man of Bourbon died Tuesday noon of influenza and pneumonia.

Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o'clock from the Ditmire mortuary in Macy for Sylvester STROHM, aged 69, prominent farmer who lived on a farm two miles south of Macy who died in the Dukes hospital at Peru Monday evening after a five weeks' illness from complications. Burial was made in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy. Mr. Strohm was born near Chili May 31, 1861 the son of George and Victoria (CORNELL) STROHM. He had made his home near Macy for the past thirty-five years. Only his widow, Mrs. Dora STROHM, survives.

Thursday, October 16, 1930

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Friday, October 17, 1930

Mrs. Tiletha KIRK, aged 85, pioneer resident of Wayne township, was killed sometime Thursday afternoon when she was butted to death by an angry buck sheep owned by her brother-in-law, Richard HENDERSON, who lived in the Fletcher's Lake neighborhood 14 miles southwest of this city. The body of the aged woman was found by Mr. Henderson when he went to search for her shortly after seven o'clock last night. Coroner A. E. STINSON was called and pronounced death accidental. The deceased is a half-sister of George BLACK, county treasurer.
Mrs. Kirk, who makes her home with her son, Leonard KIRK, who lives on a farm four miles west of Fulton, has for the past week been helping to care for Mrs. Charles JOHNSON, an old neighbor, who has been ill. The Johnson farm is a quarter of a mile east of the Richard Henderson farm.
Thursday afternoon Mrs. Kirk decided to walk over to the home of her brother-in-law. When she reached the Henderson farm home she found it was locked and evidently remembering that Mr. and Mrs. Henderson were shucking corn in a field south of their home, decided to walk out to where they were working. To reach the corn field Mrs. Kirk had to pass through a small cemetery and a woods. The buck sheep who caused Mrs. Kirk's death was kept in the woods.
Shortly before seven o'clock last night when Mrs. Kirk did not return to the Johnson home, Mr. Johnson, thinking perhaps she had been taken ill while on her visit with her brother-in-law, walked over to the Henderson home to inquire about the aged lady. He was informed that Mrs. Kirk was not there.
Immediately Mr. and Mrs. Henderson and Mr. Johnson started to search for Mrs. Kirk. The searchers divided, each going in a different direction. Mr. Henderson in a short time came upon the prostrate form of his sister-in-law in the woods. The ram was lying about 15 feet from the body and did not attempt to attack those who carried his victim to the Henderson home.
Coroner A. E. STINSON was then called. The attack made by the ram which up until this time had never been considered vicious was very brutal as Mrs. Kirk's skull was fractured as was her left limb in two places and her head, chest and arms badly bruised where she had been trampled by the angry buck. Death had occurred at least three hours before the body was found Coroner Stinson said.
Just what caused the buck to attack Mrs. Kirk will never be known but it is presumed that Mrs. Kirk must have angered the ram when she either stumbled against him as he was lying in the woods or her eyesight was poor or caused a dry twig to strike him as she was walking through the woods. The buck has been killed by Mr. Henderson for fear that he might kill someone else.
The body of Mrs. Kirk after Coroner Stinson had held his inquest, was moved to the home of her son Leonard. The only persons to testify with the exception of Mr. and Mrs. Henderson and Mr. Johnson was Mrs. William BURK, wife of the owner of the general store at Fletcher's Lake who stated that she had heard a piercing scream about 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon but she did not go to investigate thinking that it was some school child playing on the grounds near the store. It is now thought the scream was that of Mrs. Kirk in an attempt to summon aid. Older residents of Wayne township recall that a girl by the name of BECKER was killed many years ago when she was butted to death by a buck at a farm near the Richard Henderson farm.
The decdased was born in South Carolina, the daughter of William and Isabel HENDERSON. With her parents she came to Ind. when she was 12 years of age settling on a farm in Wayne township in which community she lived through her life time. She was married to Samuel KIRK who died and later to William HENDERSON.
Survivors are five sons: Charles KIRK, Lucerne, Ben KIRK, Royal Center, Leonard KIRK, Henry HENDERSON, Monticello and Russell HENDERSON, Dayton, Ohio, and one daughter, Mrs. Lillie SIMMS of Rockford, Ill., and a half-brother, George BLACK.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Fletcher's Lake Methodist Church and burial will be made in adjacent cemetery which cemetery is the one Mrs. Kirk passed through a short time before she met her death. The body will lie in state at the home of Leonard Kirk until the hour of the funeral.

Saturday, October 18, 1930

Mrs. Iona Jane HARTER, 75, well-known resident of this city, died Friday evening shortly before six o'clock at the Harter family home at 319 Jefferson Street, death being due to complications of diseases. Mrs. Harter had been in ill health all summer but her condition had only been regarded as serious the past month.
Iona Jane [LAHMAN], daughter of Daniel and Sarah LAHMAN, was born on a farm in Cass County, near Logansport, on November 25, 1854 and was the oldest in a family of seven children. When a small child she moved with her parents to the Monterey community where she grew to womanhood. On October 25, 1874 she was married to David HARTER. For 47 years the Harter family lived on a farm southeast of Rochester in the Mt. Zion neighborhood and moved to this city seven years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the W.C.T.U., having become affiliated with the church when 18 years of age.
Surviving are three children, Earl L. [HARTER], of Los Angeles, California, who arrived

here Friday night two hours after his mother's death; Otis [HARTER] and Miss Trella [May HARTER] at home; two brothers, Simon T. [LAHMAN], of near Monterey and O. B. LAHMAN, of Rensselaer; two sisters, Emma SCHACHT, of Preston, Iowa, and Mary BUSH, of Columbiana, Ohio. One child died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at ten o'clock at the Methodist Church with Rev. T. L. STOVALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Zions Reformed Church near Culver for Frederick MILLER, 79, of Monterey, who died Thursday following an illness of two years. Rev. Chas. A. LONG officiated and burial was made in the Zions cemetery.
The deceased was born in Reading, Pa., on February 23, 1851, and moved to Monterey in 1853 with his parents, where he had since resided. Surviving are three sons and four daughters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Tilitha KIRK, aged 85 who was killed Thursday afternoon when she was butted by an angry buck sheep, owned by her brother-in-law, Richard HENDERSON, of Fletcher's Lake, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Fletcher's Lake Methodist church. The services will be in charge of Rev. G. R. CHAMPLIN and burial will be made in the Fletcher's Lake cemetery. The body will lie in state at the home of Leonard KIRK, a son, who lives four miles west of Fulton, until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, October 20, 1930

Lee W. OLMSTEAD, 24 prominent young Liberty Township farmer, died Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Woodlawn Hospital, death being due to uremic poison which developed following an operation for the removal of a kidney. The deceased had been in ill health for several months and had been a patient at the hospital for the past two weeks.
Lee W., son of Elzie and Anna OLMSTEAD, was born on a farm in Liberty Township, November 27, 1906 and all of his life had been spent in the Fulton community. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a graduate of the Fulton high school in the class of 1924 and attended Purdue University for two years. In 1927 he was married to Miss Joanna MILLER, of Akron, a teacher in the Fulton high school.
Surviving are his wife, parents, a sister, Mrs. Beatrice HENDESHOT, of Chicago, and a brother, Charles O. [OLMSTEAD], of Walton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Baptist Temple in Fulton with the Rev. Leslie DURKIN in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Following an illness of four weeks Mrs. Minnie A. ALLEMAN, 70, well known resident of Argos, died Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Death was due to a tumor and pneumonia. Mrs. Alleman's maiden name was Minnie STRADLEY and she formerly lived in Rochester. Her husband, Clarence E. ALLEMAN, is deceased. She was a member of the Argos Methodist Church.
Surviving are one brother, Charles STRADLEY, of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. H. T. LOOMIS, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. L. T. WHITE, San Antonio, California. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Argos Methodist Church with Rev. Paul REISEN in charge. Burial will be made in the Plymouth cemetery.

Jacob BLAUSSER, 72, Marshal of Kewanna and one of the best known residents of that community, died Sunday morning, death being due to heart trouble and asthma. Mr. Blausser had been in ill health for some time but his condition had not been regarded as serious. Saturday he took suddenly worse and death resulted within a few hours.
Mr. Blausser was born in Marshall County on September 28, 1858, and on October 6th, 1879, he was married to Mary SCHIRM. For many years the Blausser family had resided in Kewanna.
Surviving are his wife and twin sons, Roy [BLAUSSER], of Kewanna, and Ray [BLAUSSER], of Detroit. There is only one grandchild. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at two p.m. at the residence. Rev. J. FOX will officiate and burial will be made in the [Kewanna] I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, October 21, 1930

Solomon Mearl TUBBS, 42, died Monday night at 11:30 at the Rockville sanitarium following an illness of nearly six years with tuberculosis. He had been a patient at the sanitarium for the past three and one-half years.
The deceased was born on a farm west of Bennetts Switch on April first, 1888, the son of Edward and Ruth TUBBS. On October 22, 1913 he was married to Miss Edith CRABILL of this city. He was a member of the Evangelical Church, K. of P. and Eagles Lodge, of Rochester, and the Red Men Lodge at Miami, Indiana.
Surviving are his wife and son, Harold [TUBBS], of Hammond; five brothers, Roy [TUBBS], Don [TUBBS], Earl [TUBBS], Ivan [TUBBS] and Ralph [TUBBS], all of Peru, and a sister, Mrs. Leota OLSEN, a patient at a sanitarium in Ft. Wayne. One sister, Mearlene [TUBBS], is deceased.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical Church with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The body will arrive in Rochester Wednesday noon and will be taken to the home of Mrs. Tubbs' mother, Mrs. Ida CRABILL, on Franklin Avenue.

Wednesday, October 22, 1930

South Bend, Ind., Oct. 22. -- Granville W. ZIEGLER, 47, president of the Marquette Lumber Company, died Tuesday afternoon in Epworth Hospital.
His death resulted from blood poisoning which developed following an automobile accident October 3.
A resident of South Bend for thirty-two years, Mr. Ziegler was one of the outstanding lumbermen of the state. He was a 33d degree Mason and an active member of the First Methodist Church.
He is survived by the widow, Mabel [ZIEGLER], and three children, Mrs. Richard PORTER BROWN of Toledo; Granville [ZIEGLER], Jr., and Jack [ZIEGLER], of South Bend.__________
Granville ZIEGLER, who is better known here as Billy ZIEGLER, was born and reared in this city. He went to South Bend when he was 18 years of age and engaged in the lumber business. He owned several lumber companies in that city. Mr. Ziegler has a number of relatives who reside in and near this city.

Thursday, October 23, 1930

Many relatives of the late Billy ZIEGLER, of South Bend, who live in this county, attended his funeral services this afternoon in South Bend. Burial was made in the Highland cemetery at South Bend. Mr. Ziegler, who was a prominent lumberman, died Tuesday afternoon in a hospital in South Bend from an infection following an automobile accident.

Horace C. MACKEY, aged 86, pioneer resident of the county and the last enlisted Fulton county man to march with Sherman to the sea in the Civil war, passed away at his residence at 1228 South Monroe street at 10 o'clock Wednesday evening from heart trouble. The deceased had been ill but one day but had not been in good health for over two years.
Mr. Mackey was born in Knightstown, Ind., on April 6, 1844, the son of William and Rachael (McCLUNG) MACKEY. At the age of three years the family moved to Rochester where with the exception of eight years residence he has lived always.
At the outbreak of the Civil war Mr. Mackey enlisted in a company which was recruited in this city and saw three years service with the Union forces. The company which was recruited here was known as Company D and was a part of the 87th Indiana regiment.
Mr. Mackey was the last member of Company D. There are other Civil war veterans residing in Fulton county who made the famous march with Sherman to Atlanta, Ga., to break the backbone of the Confederacy but they were members of other regiments.
On April 2, 1868 Mr. Mackey was united in marriage with Lucetta DUNLAP who preceded her husband in death July 20, 1922. Survivors are five children, George Merritt [MACKEY] of near Delong, Oren Stouten [MACKEY] of Whiting, Ind., Mary HOFFMAN of this city, Charlotte PALMER of Detroit, Mich., and Colonel Gleason [MACKEY] of Culver Military Academy, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Mackey for many years was a farmer, living on a farm south of this city. He was also a grocer operating several grocery stores in this city, the last one on East Thirteenth Street. He was an active member of the McClung Post of Civil War veterans of this city and of the Presbyterian Church. He was a staunch republican.
The hour of the funeral has not been made pending word from relatives at distant points but the services will be sometime Saturday morning.

Mrs. W. O. KILMER, Mrs. Bruce LOVE and Mrs. Ed DAY, of this city, have received word of the death of their brother, William S. McKITRICK, which occurred Monday evening at his home in Jet, Okla. Mr. McKitrick, a former resident of this city, had been in failing health for some time. Burial was made in Oklahoma.

Friday, October 24, 1930

Services for the late Horace MACKEY, the last surviving member of Company D., which was recruited in Fulton county at the outbreak of the Civil War, will be held from the residence at 1228 South Monroe street at 11 o'clock Saturday morning. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The McClung G.A.R. Post of this city, of which organization the deceased was a charter member, will have charge of the services at the house and at the graveside.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Methodist Church in Mentone for Mrs. William BLUE, aged 76, who passed away at her home in Mentone Wednesday night. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mentone. Mrs. Blue, who was well known in this city, died from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered a week ago. The deceased had suffered three strokes previous to that time having been in failing health for the past four years. Mrs. Blue is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Frank WELCH, of Warsaw, Mrs. Robert EATON, of Elkhart and Mrs. Charles LEININGER, of Akron; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. George IGO, 48, of near Claypool, and a sister of Mrs. L. LICHTENWALTER, of Rochester, died suddenly Thursday afternoon at 2:45. Death was due to a heart attack. Mrs. Igo's maiden name was Elizabeth RINER and was well known in this city where she had often visited. Survivors are her husband, sister and two brothers, Ray RINER, of Mentone and Hugh RINER, of Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Saturday, October 25, 1930

[no obits]

Monday, October 27, 1930

Lebanon, Ind. Oct. 27. -- Edwin C. BALL, 45, of Indianapolis, motor policeman and firearms expert, died in a local hospital Saturday of injuries suffered when his own revolver was accidentally discharged. A .45 calibre bullet entered Ball's chest as his revolver fell out of its holster and was discharged as it struck the pavement at a local filling station. Ball had stooped over to loosen a tire valve
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Mr. Ball was well known in this city. For several years he spent his vacation at Lake Manitou. The dead officer was a personal friend of A. C. BRADLEY, owner of the Colonial Hotel.

George Frank BARCUS, 71, one of the best known business men of the city, died at six o'clock Sunday morning in his home at 312 West Third Street, death being due to asthma and complications. Mr. Barcus had been in failing health for the past two years but his condition had only been regarded as serious two weeks.
George Frank, son of Henry A. and Mary (QUIGG) BARCUS, was born in Columbiana county, Ohio on October 8, 1859, and came with his parents to Rochester when a child and the remainder of this life was spent here. On October 30, 1880 he was married to Miss Lila AULT.
When a young man Mr. Barcus learned the plastering trade and for many years he was engaged in the contract plastering business. Later he became engaged in business selling lime, cement and building supplies and the buying and selling of hides and furs. His business establishment was located at the corner of Main and Third Street for many years. The building occupied by Mr. Barcus was only recently torn down and a filling station erected and Mr. Barcus was building a new structure on the adjoining lot in which he had planned to carry on his business.
Mr. Barcus was very active in civic and political interests in the city and county. He served as chairman of the Republican party in the county for one year and three terms on the city council, twice by election and once by appointment. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, I.O.O.F. and Mt. Horab Encampment lodges and always took an active part in all of the work of the three orders.
Besides his wife he is survived by five brothers and two sisters, Mrs. H. W. NISWONGER, of Fort Wayne, John [BARCUS], of Owosso, Michigan; James Q. [BARCUS], Albany, New York; William [BARCUS], of LaSalle, Illinois; Mrs. Rose CUSHMAN, of San De Andro, California; Arthur J. [BARCUS], Des Moines, Iowa and I. O. [BARCUS], of Chicago. Mr. Barcus' death is the first in a family of eight children.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery and the I.O.O.F. lodge will have charge of the services.

John M. DOWNEY, 71, was found dead in bed Sunday morning at his home on East Fifth street. Death was pronounced due to heart trouble. Surviving are seven children. His wife died 11 months ago.
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.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Gilead Methodist church for Mrs. Lois CAPLE, of Peru, who died Thursday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Warren TRACY. Mrs. Caple was the great-aunt of Mrs. Charles KEIM, near Green Oak. Surviving are three children, Mrs. TRACY, Mrs. Wm. HASSETT and Foster CAPLE, all of Peru.
Until the death of her husband, Samuel CAPLE, several years ago, the Caple family lived their entire married life near Gilead.

Charles "Ponty" ICE, aged 66, passed away at his home 709 E. 10th street at 11:30 o'clock Saturday evening. Death resulted from complications after an illness of 18 months duration, the deceased having been bedfast for the past year. The deceased had been a resident of this city for almost his entire life having followed the occupation of drayman and laborer until ill health forced his retirement.
Charles, son of Theo. and Mary ICE, was born on a farm near Newcastle, Ind., on March 4th, 1861 and came to Rochester with his parents when still a young child. In the year of 1882 he was united in marriage to Louisa RANNELLS, who preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Ice was a member of the Moose lodge. Survivors are one son, Geo. ICE, a daughter, Mrs. Grace KNIGHT, both of this city, one step-son, Henry EYTCHESON, and a brother George [ICE], also of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday morning 10 o'clock with Rev. F. G. GLEASON officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

William HOWARD, local jeweler last night received a call from John G. LEINER, president of the Benjamin Allen Company of Chicago, jewelry manufacturers, that Oliver KITSON, aged 42, of Fulton, one of the salesmen for the company was found dead at 8:30 o'clock Sunday evening in his berth on a Pullman on a Burlington train by a Pullman porter as the train was pulling into Burlington, Iowa.
Mr. Howard then called the Oliver Kitson's relatives at Fulton and was told that Mrs. W. I. [RANNELLS], the dead man's mother, was in Hammond visiting at the home of her son, Hugh RANNELLS. She was then notified of her son's death. Mrs. Rannells had gone to Hammond Friday with the expectation of Meeting her son, Oliver, in Chicago today.

Mr. Leiner in his talk with Mr. Howard, said that the body of Mr. Kitson had been taken from the train at Burlington and was being prepared for burial. Mr. Leiner left immediately for Burlington and will return to Chicago with the body at 7:45 a.m. Monday. What caused Mr. Kitson's death is unknown but it is believed a heart attack was responsible.
The deceased was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Fulton. Survivors are the mother and sister, Mrs. William BORST of Mishawaka. Obituary and funeral arrangements will appear in the News-Sentinel, Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 28, 1930

Funeral services for John M. DOWNEY will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Foster chapel instead of at the Baptist church as was previously announced. Rev. J. B. GLEASON will officiate and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Wilbur Fiske WHEADON, aged 87, Civil War Veteran and a resident of Rochester for nearly 25 years, died at ten minutes after seven Monday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed SQUIRES, 1228 Franklin Avenue. Mr. Wheadon, who was commonly known as "Captain", had been in failing health for three years but his condition was only regarded as serious the past three weeks. Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
The deceased was born in St. Charles, Illinois on May 19th, 1843, the son of Rev. E. D. and Sarah (MARVIN) WHEADON. On June fifth, 1867, he was married to Mary K. HALL. Mr. Wheadon, who followed the occupation of farming in his earlier life, moved his family to Fulton County in 1906. For one year they resided on a farm and then moved to Rochester. He was a member of the McClung G.A.R. post.
For three years and three months Mr. Wheadon served in the 88th Illinois Infantry in the Civil War and participated in practically all of the large battles. He was taken a prisoner by the confederate army and was not released until the close of the war. Mr. Wheadon possesses a wonderful memory and he never tired of telling of his thrilling experiences during the war.
Surviving are three daughters and one son; Mrs. Ed SQUIRES, of Rochester, Mrs. S. J. REITER, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Alice RICKEL, of Janesville, Wisconsin, and A. W. WHEADON of Gas City; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 at the Squires home with Rev. J. B. GLEASON officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

John HIZER, aged 79, former resident of Wayne township, passed away at his home five miles southwest of Warsaw at 1:30 o'clock Monday morning. Death was due to complications and followed a long illness. Mr. Hizer was born on a farm in Wayne township but for the past 30 years has resided in Kosciusko county. He was a member of the United Brethren church at Grass Creek.
Surviving him are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. DIEHL, of Ft. Wayne; four sons, Jeff HIZER, of Claypool, Roy [HIZER] and Marion HIZER, of Leesburg and William HIZER at home; one brother, Henry HIZER, of Grass Creek, and one sister, Mrs. John WARE, of Huntington; two grandchildren, Mrs. Vergusia REYBARN, of Kokomo and Leonard HIZER.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Mount Pleasant church near Claypool, with Mrs. Mary STROMBECK officiating. Burial will be made in the North Webster cemetery.

Funeral services for Oliver KITSON, aged 42, of Chicago, former resident of Fulton, will be held from the home of his sister, Mrs. Edith BORST, 216 East Lawrence street, Mishawaka, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, followed by burial in the Mishawaka cemetery in the Kitson family plot. The Masonic lodge will be in charge of the services.
Mr. Kitson, who was employed as a salesman by the Benjamin Allen & Co. diamond and jewelry house of Chicago as their western representative, was the victim of a sudden heart attack early Sunday morning while enroute from Seattle, Wash., to Chicago.
Mr. Kitson was found dead in his berth by a Pullman car porter on the C. B. & Q. train on which he was a passenger near Burlington, Iowa. A blood clot on the heart was blamed for Mr. Kitson's death according to the verdict of the coroner at Burlington where the body was removed for an inquest.
William HOWARD, local jeweler, was advised by the president of Benj. Allen & Co. of the death of Mr. Kitson. Mr. Howard then notified the decedent's mother, Mrs. Lucinda RANNELLS, of Fulton. Mrs. Rannells was in Hammond visiting with relatives and had planned to meet her son Sunday or Monday. The body arrived in Chicago Monday and was accompanied from that city to Mishawaka by Ayrton HOWARD of this city and several representatives of the jewelry firm by whom Mr. Kitson was employed.
Mr. Kitson was born in Mishawaka May 22, 1888, and was educated in the Mishawaka public schools. He lived in this city for several years as well as Fulton where he has a large circle of friends. His father, Edward S. KITSON, died at Mishawaka 16 years ago. The mother and the sister are the only survivors. The deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge at Fulton and the Mystic Shrine in Chicago.

Wednesday, October 29, 1930

Purna Ray WHITELOW was being returned to this city this afternoon by local officers who accompanied Mr. HESS to South Bend to view Whitelow. At press time the party had not arrived in this city. Whitelow will be subjected to further questioning here as to his rambling story of having been kidnaped. Whitelow was grilled at South Bend by Chief of Police Samuel LEMON and by Chief of Detectives Herman HAMILTON.
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Sherman WHITE, age 71, died of fright at 9:15 Tuesday evening following the hold-up of the Rochester Oil Company Filling Station on North Main Street at the Erie tracks in which filling station his son-in-law, Roy HESS, 514 North Jefferson Street, was the attendant. The owner of the car used in the hold-up Purna Ray WHITELOW, aged 27, of South Bend, was arrested at his home at 12:30 o'clock this morning and at press time was still being questioned by officers about the robbery.
Mr. Hess in speaking of the robbery today said that three men drove into the filling station from the north off of Federal Road 31 at 9:10 o'clock and asked for five gallons of gasoline. One of the men who weighed about 160 pounds and was stockily built and who wore a light overcoat and hat got out of the car and watched the gas filling operation while the other two men who were much teller and slender remained in the car.
When Hess had replaced the cap on the gas tank of the car he turned to receive his money in payment but instead found himself covered by a revolver in the right hand of the man who had watched him fill the car with gas. The bandit ordered Hess to turn over the money which he had in the station.
Hess, with his hands above him walked into the station and turned over to the bandit $20 which he had in a strong box. White at the time was sitting on a chair in the station and saw the bandit force his son-in-law turn over the money. Hess was then ordered to walk outside the station and to keep his hands up until the bandit car drove away.
When Hess turned around to run into the station to notify officers he found that the excitement had caused his father-in-law to drop dead. After ascertaining that his father-in-law had passed away Hess notified police and Coroner A. E. STINSON. The coroner held that Mr. White's death had been caused by a heart attack super-induced by his being frightened by the hold-up.
Officer Jack CHAMBERLAIN answered the call from the filling station filed by Mr. Hess. Hess had the presence of mind to remember the numbers on the car in which the bandits were riding. This information he turned over to Officer Chamberlain who then ran the key list of Indiana licenses sent out to police departments and sheriff's offices by the secretary of state and ascertained that it was one which had been issued to Whitelow for a Studebaker brougham.
The chief of the South Bend police department was notified by the local officers to watch for Whitelow and then question him. Shortly after 12:30 Whitelow, who is a married man and who is employed as a pattern maker by the Studebaker Company, was placed under arrest at his home and taken to the police headquarters for questioning by detectives.
Whitelow told officers that he was an unwilling party to the hold-up as he had been kidnaped by two men. He said that shortly after 7 o'clock last night he was held by a stoplight at the corner of Michigan and Indiana streets in South Bend. While he was waiting for the light to change to green Whitelow said the two men stepped from the curb and covered him with a revolver ordering him not to utter a sound.
Whitelow said the bandits forced him to ride between them in the front seat of his car, one bandit keeping a revolver in his side. At the south edge of South Bend Whitelow says the two bandits bound him securely and threw him into the tonneau of the Studebaker. A short way from Rochester Whitelow says the bandits again placed him in the front seat of the car between them.
Whitelow says that while Hess was being robbed the bandit who was in the front seat of the car with him held a revolver in his outside overcoat pocket against his side warning him that he would be killed should he utter an outcry. Whitelow relates that after the robbery the bandits returned to South Bend.
Whitelow says the bandits then unbound him when they reached a point near the Studebaker plant on South Main Street, in South Bend, after which Whitelow relates they wired his left hand to the steering column of the Studebaker and warned him not to call for help until five minutes had elapsed. Whitelow says he followed his captor's instructions and returned to his home after the allotted time had elapsed. Whitelow says he was so frightened by his experience he feared to call the police.
This morning Hess and several local officers went to South Bend where Hess was to view Whitelow. At press time the party had not returned from South Bend. Whitelow told his questioners that he had moved to South Bend from Evansville four years ago. He also said that he had never been arrested but on one other occasion and that was when he was 16 years of age while residing in Kentucky for moonshining. Whitelow's finger prints have been taken and will be sent to different police departments in the middle west in an effort to find out if he has a criminal record.
While Hess was being forced to turn over the $20 to the bandit two women in a Chevrolet coach drove into the station and saw the robbery being committed. They drove hastily across the street to the Newell filling station where they notified the attendants there. The helpers at the Newell station armed themselves and ran across the street to aid Hess but before they arrived the bandit car had been driven away.

The robbery at the Rochester Oil Company station was the second one at the station within a year. Early last spring two youths were captured by the attendant and Lee MONTGOMERY as they attempted to hold-up the station. On this occasion one of the bandit's arms was struck by Montgomery the charge from the revolver tearing a hole in the ceiling of the station. The two youths are now serving 15 year sentences in the state reformatory at Pendleton for highway robbery which sentences were imposed by Judge Hiram MILLER.
Sherman WHITE moved to this city from Brook in April after his son-in-law, Roy HESS with whom he made his home became the manager of the Rochester station on North Main street. He was born near Kentland and spent his entire life time in Newton county. He was a farmer and a dairyman. For many years he operated a dairy near Brook.
Mr. White had suffered several strokes of paralysis which had affected his heart, but his relatives stated that they believe he would have lived for many years had he not been frightened by the hold-up. Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. HESS, a son Harrison [WHITE] of South Bend, a brother, Jacob [WHITE] of Fowler, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. White will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his brother-in-law, A. J. THOMPSON, at Kentland, followed by burial in the cemetery at Brook beside the body of his wife who died several years ago. The body will be taken overland to Kentland Thursday morning.

Thursday, October 30, 1930

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Grossman chapel in Argos for Mrs. Minnie A. BEATTY, 68, who died Tuesday evening at the home of her son, Dean [BEATTY], one mile west of Argos. Rev. REISEN pastor of the Argos Methodist church, officiated. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos.
The deceased is survived by her son Dean, and two daughters, Mrs. Stella SELMIER, of St. Louis, and Margaret FEISER, of Chicago.
Mrs. Beatty is a former resident of Rochester.

Mrs. John L. WARFIELD, 76, resident of Fulton county for many years, died Tuesday at her home three and one-half miles south of Kewanna. Death followed a long illness.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Pleasant Hill church.

Funeral services for Oliver KITSON, aged 42, of Seattle, Wash., a western representative of a Chicago jewelry firm and a former resident of Fulton, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his sister, Mrs. W. M. BORST, 216 East Lawrence Street, Mishawaka. The Rev. S. O. WITSEL, pastor of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Mishawaka officiated. Burial was made in the City cemetery at Mishawaka.
Mr. Kitson succumbed Sunday morning to heart disease while enroute from seattle, Washington to Chicago. He was found dead by a Pullman porter as the train on which he was a passenger neared Burlington, Iowa.
The funeral was conducted under the auspices of the Masonic ladge. Four of the pallbearers were members of the Mishawaka Masonic lodge and two were from the Fulton lodge of which lodge the deceased was a member. Mr. Kitson was a shriner of the Medinah Temple, Chicago, and a World War veteran.
Mr. Kitson was born in Mishawaka, May 22, 1888. For the past 20 years he has been employed by Benjamin Allen & Co., jewelry manufacturers of Chicago. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. W. D. RANNELLS of Fulton and his sister, Mrs. BORST.

Friday, October 31, 1930

Mrs. Rosella Jane REED, 69, passed away at her home 216 North Main street, this city, at 6:15 o'clock Friday morning. Death resulted from complications after an illness which extended over a period of years, although her condition was not regarded as serious until quite recently when heart trouble hastened her demise.
Rosella Jane [PHILLABAUM], daughter of Abraham J. and Elizabeth C. PHILLABAUM, was born July 8, 1861, and was united in marriage to Ellis REED of this city on April 20, 1898. The marriage ceremony took place in the same residence where her death occurred. Mrs. Reed was a charter member of the Rochester United Brethren church and was an active worker in that organization. Surviving with the husband are a step-son, Fred REED, of this city, a sister, Mrs. Laura A. FULFORD, of Eagle, Colo.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Rhoda HUEY, of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Mrs. Walter MATHENY, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the United Brethren church with Rev. H. E. BUTLER officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Claude BURROUS, well known Ford dealer of Akron, received word yesterday afternoon that his mother, Mrs. Belle BURROUS, was killed in an automobile accident at San Diego, California Thursday. Mrs. Burrous who was sixty-six years of age had been visiting her son in Akron for several weeks and had left one week ago to spend the winter in California. No particulars of the accident were learned.

Saturday, November 1, 1930

Funeral services were held at 10:30 Saturday morning at the Fetter-Allen mortuary in Peru for George Benjamin HIGHT, 75, of Perrysburg, who committed suicice late Thursday afternoon. Mr. Hight is a former resident of this community and has a number of relatives living here.
The tragedy occurred on the farm of W. M. HINKLE, two miles southeast of Peru. Hight placed the muzzle of a shotgun against his mouth and pulled the trigger, and the body was discovered at five o'clock Thursday evening in a ravine 400 years from the Hinkle home, when a search was conducted after he had been missing since noon. Evidence that Hight had contemplated suicice was disclosed when a three-ounce bottle full of carbolic acid was found in one of his pockets.
Death was instantaneous, as the entire back of the man's head was torn open by the charge of the shotgun.
Hight resided with his son, James HIGHT, at Perrysburg, moving there from Liberty Township, Fulton County, last March. He went to visit at the Hinkle home Wednesday afternoon and about 11 o'clock Thursday morning, asked for a shotgun and shells to go rabbit hunting on the Hinkle farm. He had not returned at four o'clock in the evening and a search was started, with the result that the body was found shortly afterwards. The Hinkle farm is a quarter of a mile east of the C. & O. viaduct on the Wallace road.
Twenty years ago, Hight narrowly escaped death and his wife, Anna HINKLE HIGHT, was killed in a gas explosion at their home in Marion, badly injured. Mrs. Hight was Hinkle's sister.
Hight owned an 80-acre farm, which was heavily mortgaged and a few days ago tried to make a financial arrangement to save the place. He failed and this is believed to have led to despondency causing him to end his life.
Shortly after the tragedy at Marion in which Mrs. Hight was killed, Hight returned to Peru and for several years drove a cab for the Ward and Hughes livery barn at the northeast corner of Main and Wabash streets.
He was born at Waupecong, November 25 1854, his age being 75 years, 11 months and 5 days at the time of death. He was the son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth HIGHT. He was a member of the Denver M.E. Church.
Surviving besides the son, James [HIGHT] are a sister, Mrs. Sedalia JOHNSON, of Chicago; a half-brother, Jesse ROSS, of Akron, Ohio, and four grandchildren. Rev. Harry NYCE, of Peru, officiated at the services and interment was made in the Mt. Hope cemetry.

Monday, November 3, 1930

Mrs. Rebecca KIME, mother of Mrs. Earl Staley, died at her daughter's home, 1102 Monroe street Sunday morning at 3:20 after a lengthy illness from cancer. She had been afflicted for the last ten months and was bedfast for 14 weeks. A short time ago she underwent an operation but it gave little relief and she gradually became worse until the end. She lived in the Mexico neighborhood all her life with the exception of the last two years which she spent here with the Staley family.
Rebecca FISHER was born Feb. 15, 1858, in Miami county, the daughter of Rev. Isaac and Sarah FISHER. Her father was a noted Brethren preacher in the community and her two brothers who preceded her in death, Irvine [FISHER] and Enos [FISHER], were also Brethren preachers.
She was married to William A. KIME Feb. 26, 1879, and during their lives they were one of the best known couples in the Mexico neighborhood. She was always "Aunt Becky" to her friends. Mr. Kime died Jan. 5, 1928.
She was a member of the Brethren church at Mexico. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Walter RABER, of Deedsville, and Mrs. Earl STALEY, of Rochester. Three sisters and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at Mexico at the Brethren church. There will be a short service at the Staley residence here at 12:30 after which the funeral procession will leave for Mexico.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Baptist Temple in Fulton for George BLOOM, age 65, of South Bend. Mr. Bloom was found dead in his room, 310 Franklin St., South Bend, Saturday. Death had been casued by a stroke of apoplexy.
George, son of John and Sarah BLOOM, was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, January 11, 1865. He resided in the Fulton community forty years, moving to South Bend several years ago.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ella CONRAD and Mrs. Fannie FLYNN of Fulton and two brothers, Steve [BLOOM] of Fulton and Frank BLOOM, address unknown.
Rev. Leslie DUNKIN, pastor of the Baptist Temple in Fulton, was in charge and burial was made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. Guy LATHROP, aged 51, living two and one-half miles northeast of Akron, passed away Sunday evening at 8:30. Mrs. Lathrop had been ill for three years suffering from inward cancer. Her condition was considered dangerous for the past three weeks.
Theresa [HOFFMAN], daughter of Frank and Nancy HOFFMAN, was born near Akron, June 14, 1879. With the exception of four years at New Rockford, N. Dak., her entire life was spent in the Akron community. The deceased was a member of the Saints church at Akron.
Surviving are the husband, the father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HOFFMAN, of Akron, three sisters, Mrs. Earl PENROD and Mrs. W. E. BRIGHT, both of Akron, and Mrs. Orpha MILLER, of Gilead, and one brother, Ellis HOFFMAN, of Gilead.
Funeral services will be held from the Saints church at Akron at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Dale HOLHAM, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made at Gilead.

John W. NIPP, 70, who had lived practically all of his life in Argos, died Sunday morning at 1:30 following an illness of several weeks. Death was due to cancer of the stomach.
The deceased was born on Aug. 12, 1860, in Grant county, Ind., the son of William and Mary NIPP. Mr. Nipp was engaged as a junk dealer, having followed this occupation for many years.
Surviving are his wife and one sister, Mrs. Wm. FOLKER. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Grossman chapel in Argos. Rev. Paul REISEN, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be made in Plymouth.

Mrs. Harvey BOYD, aged 43, of 435 East Ninth street, Rochester, died Monday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. SCHERDMAN, in Logansport, according to word received by her friends. Death followed an illness of over a year with cancer.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd had lived in Rochester for the past three years, moving here from Frankfort, Ind. Mr.Boyd is a baker at the Rochester Baking Company.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Rosella Jane REED, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth C. PHILLABAUM, was born near Chili, Indiana, July 8th, 1861, and departed this life at her home at 216 N. Main Street, Rochester, Indiana, Oct. 31st, 1930 at the age of 69 years, 3 months and 23 days.
She was united in marriage to Ellis REED, April 30th, 1898, in the same home in which she passed away.
While during the past two years, the health of Mrs. Reed has not been very well still she has courageously carried on and has always been a faithful and helpful companion and a kind and sympathetic neighbor.
Last Sunday evening she was stricken with acute indigestion, leading to heart trouble which caused her passing Friday morning at 6:15.
Mrs. Reed was a charter member of the United Brethren Church of Rochester and remained a member until her death.
She leaves to mourn her going, besides her husband, one step-son, Fred REED of Rochester, one sister, Mrs. Larua A. FOLFORD of Eagle, Colorado, two half-sisters, Mrs. Rhoda HEUY, of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Mrs. Walter METHENY of Argos, Indiana, besides several other relatives and a host of friends.

Tuesday, November 4, 1930

Charles S. CALLAHAN, age 63, living near Kewanna, passed away at his home Monday afternoon about three o'clock. Mr. Callahan suffered a stroke of apoplexy while on his way to Rochester Monday to transact some business. He was accompanied by his son, Vance C., who returned to Kewanna immediately with him.
Charles, son of Conrad and Caroline (ROBBINS) CALLAHAN, was born at Milford, Illinois, January 22, 1867. On March 30, 1889, he was united in marriage to Sarah Jane LEWIS of Milford. Mr. Callahan moved with his family to the Kewanna neighborhood from Milford seventeen years ago. Mr. Callahan, who followed the occupation of farming, was a member of the Bethel U.B. Church near Grass Creek and of the K. of P. and Modern Woodmen lodges at Milford.
Survivors are the widow, one daughter, Mrs. Harry L. RUSH of Manhattan, Illinois, three sons, George R. [CALLAHAN], of Grass Creek, G. Russell [CALLAHAN] of South Bend and Vance C. [CALLAHAN] at home; three grandsons and one granddaughter and one sister, Mrs. Ida HOLT of Milford, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at nine o'clock Wednesday morning at the Bethel U.B. Church with Rev. Guy CHAMPLAN, minister officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Milford, Illinois.

Relatives in this city received word from Cincinnati, Ohio, last evening of the death of Mrs. C. W. ORR of that city. Mrs. Orr was the wife of Dr. C. W. ORR, brother of William ORR, Sr., of this city. Mrs. Orr, who had been in ill health for several years, was about 75 years old and was well known here where she had often visited. Funeral and burial will be held Thursday at Cincinnati.

Wednesday, November 5, 1930

Rolley CHRISTMAN, 23, of Delta, Ohio, and a brother of Floyd CHRISTMAN, of Rochester, died at midnight Tuesday at his home in Delta following an illness of only a few days with pneumonia. Funeral services will be held in Delta Friday afternoon at one o'clock and burial will be made there. Mr. Christman who was employed in the postoffice in Delta, had often visited here. His brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd CHRISTMAN went to Delta Monday and were at his bedside when he passed away.

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle BURROWS, mother of Claude BURROWS of Akron, Ford dealer for Henry township, will be held at Kokomo sometime Friday, friends in Akron have been advised. Mrs. Burrows, who formerly lived in Kokomo, was killed last Thursday night in an auto accident in San Diego, Calif. She left the home of her son two weeks ago to spend the winter in California.

Thursday, November 6, 1930

Suzanne [BUNN], daughter of Howard and Edna BUNN, 215 West Ninth Street, who was born Wednesday morning, died at 4 o'clock this morning from injuries at birth. The mother who was Miss Edna BROWN is doing as well as could be expected and was resting easy today. Survivors are the parents and grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Archie BROWN and Mr. and Mrs. Walter BUNN of this city and several uncles and aunts. Funeral services were held from the home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock followed by burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Harold THRUSH, 37, of 236 Lewis Street, Hammond, a former resident of this city was asphyxiated by carbon monoxide gas last night in the garage at the rear of his home in Hammond, his mother Mrs. Ellen THRUSH, 908 Franklin Avenue, was informed in a telephone message which she received about 11 p.m. Tuesday.
In the telephone message Mrs. Thrush said she found her husband in the garage shortly after 9:30 o'clock. Mr. Thrush had left the engine of his car running while he closed the doors to the garage. The carburetor on the car had been changed yesterday by Mr. Thrush so that the supply of gasoline was increased for winter driving.
The supply of gasoline was too rich and in the small garage, Mr. Thrush was overcome by the deadly carbon monoxide gas fumes before he could reach the door leading into the back yard of the Thrush home. Thrush had tried valiently to make the door leading to the yard but was overcome just a few feet before he had reached the door.
Mrs. Thrush noticed the lights of her husband's car burning in the garage when she happened to look out through the back window of their home. When she went to investigate she found her husband unconscious. She dragged him out of the garage and then called for help. Doctors were summoned but were unsuccessful in their attempts to revive Thrush. It is thought he had been in the garage only a few minutes before he was found by his wife.
Harold Thrush was born in this city on August 8, 1893 the son of Napoleon and Mary THRUSH. He was educated in the public schools of Rochester and after completing his schooling learned the butcher trade which profession he followed up until his death.
The deceased resided in this city until eight years ago when he moved to Hammond after accepting a position as a meat cutter in a large butcher shop in Hammond. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Eagles and Moose lodges transferring his membership from lodges of the above named orders in this city to ones in Hammond several years ago.
Survivors are the widow who was Goldie BRUBAKER whom he married in this city on August 13, 1912, a son Edward [THRUSH], mother, three brothers, Rufus [THRUSH] of this city, James [THRUSH] of Hammond, and Ralph [THRUSH] of Whiting and three sisters, Mrs. Edward PALUS of Marion, Ohio, Mrs. Lou HUNT and Mrs. Maude SCHREYER of this city.
No funeral arrangements had been made up until press time today but it is presumed that the body will be returned to this city for burial probably Saturday.

[Peter] W. BUSENBURG, aged 74, farmer of Newcastle Township for many years, and later a resident of Mentone, died at his home in the latter town Thursday morning after a lengthy illness due to paralysis. Mr. Busenburg lived most of his life on his farm in Newcastle Township but for the past twenty years he and Mrs. Busenburg have resided at their home in Mentone. He was a lifelong member of the Mentone Baptist Church.
Their only son, Fred BUSENBURG, lives on the old home place near Talma with his family. He is survived by his wife, his son, Fred, and three granddaughters, Beulah [BUSENBURG], Rosella [BUSENBURG] and Julia Anna [BUSENBURG]. The funeral will be held at the son's home Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial in Sycamore cemetery.
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Friday, November 7, 1930

Funeral services for Harold THRUSH, 37, who was asphyxiated by carbon monoxide gas, Wednesday night, in the garage at the rear of his home in Hammond, will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Ellen THRUSH, 908 Franklin Avenue in Rochester. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was brought to his mother's home here Friday afternoon.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Gilead Methodist church at Gilead for Mrs. Alice Amanda ZEGAFUSE, aged 70, wife of Peter ZEGAFUSE, who died Wednesday morning at 1:45 o'clock at her home near Macy after an illness of two and half years from paralysis. Burial was made in the cemetery at Gilead.
The deceased was born in Green county, O., Dec. 29, 1860, the daughter of Thomas and Catherine FITES. She was united in marriage to Peter ZEGAFUSE July 29, 1878, at Deedsville, Ind.
Surviving are the husband and seven children, Michael [ZEGAFUSE], of Bridgeport, Wash.; Francis ZEGAFUSE of Rochester; Mrs. Zella DAWALT, of Deedsville; Vernon [ZEGAFUSE], at home; Mrs. Bertha POWELL, of Chili; Mary ZEGAFUSE and Mrs. Alta REDMAN, of Indianapolis.

Saturday, November 8, 1930

Mrs. Sarah A. SOMMER, age 60 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. S. Stokes in Akron, Saturday morning at 1:45. Death was due to diabetes and an abcess on the lung. Mrs. Sommer had been ill for eight weeks.
Sarah [BERGER], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry BERGER, was born near Gilead, May 14, 1870. She lived in the Gilead neighborhood all her life, being married to Amos A. SOMMER of Gilead, who died two years ago. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church at Gilead and the Rebekah lodge at Akron.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. W. STOKES of Akron, and Mrs. C. O. HEDDLESON of Gilead, one sister, Mrs. Elmer ZIMMERMAN of Athens, and two brothers, H. P. BERGER and Abe BERGER, both of Gilead.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Methodist Church at Gilead with Rev. N. A. GILLILAND officiating. Burial will be made at Gilead.

George CLARY, age 63, well known contractor of Logansport, died at his home in that city last night from a heart attack. Mr. Clary was well known in this city. He has several relatives living in Fulton county.

Monday, November 10, 1930

David Larimer REITER, aged 46, better known to his many friends in this city as Dee [REITER], died at 1:40 o'clock this morning at his home 1008 Fulton Avenue following a heart attack. Death was due to angina pectors from which disease the deceased had suffered for the past three years some of which time he was bedfast.
Mr. Reiter had been ill for the past three days but Sunday morning was well enough to come down town for his Sunday papers. Sunday afternoon he suffered a heart attack which required the services of a physician. At 9 o'clock last night Mr. Reiter suffered another heart attack and despite medical aid passed away without regaining consciousness.
The deceased was the only son of Marion and Estella REITER and was born in this city on September 19, 1884. He spent his entire life time in Rochester. He was educated in the Rochester public schools and at Heidleberg College at Tiffin, Ohio. For the past two years he has been the local representative of a number of large insurance companies.
Mr. Reiter was a veteran of the World War. He served from September 1918 to January 1919 with Company C of the 308th Battalion Signal Tank Corps. The deceased received his training in Camp Polk, Raleigh, N.C., and Camp Green, Charlotte, N. C. At the time of his discharge Mr. Reiter had risen to the rank of sergeat in his company.
Survivors are the widow who was Miss Mary HUGHES of Racine,Wis., whom he married at Covington, Kentucky on October 9, 1920, the parents, two uncles, Judge Virgil S. REITER of Hammond and Ad [REITER] of this city and an aunt, Mrs. Frank TERRY of this city and several cousins. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of this city.
Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Tuesday, November 11, 1930

Jesse ALLEN, 40, prominent farmer of Liberty Township, died suddenly at two o'clock this afternoon following a heart attack at his home four miles west of Macy. Mr. Allen suffered the attack while working on his automobile. Surviving are his wife and one son, Howard [ALLEN].

Dr. B. F. OVERMYER, one of the leading physicians and pioneer citizens of Fulton county, passed away at his home in Leiters Ford at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death resulted from a complication of diseases superinduced by an attack of pneumonia which the patient suffered a few days ago. The deceased, who was one of the leading members of the Fulton County Medical Society, was active in all social and civic interests throughout Aubbeenaubbee township and Fulton county, and had made a host of friends throughout the northern section of the state.
The deceased who was born in Lindsay, Ohio, came to this county when quite a young lad and settled in the northwestern section of the county, in which locality in latter years he practiced the profession of medics and surgery. Several years ago he was united in marriage to Mrs. Ollie DAVIDSON, who survives.
Dr. Overmyer who ranked high in the order of Masonry was a member of the Indianapolis Consistory S.P.R.S. 32nd, the Plymouth Council No. 18 R. & S.M., the Rochester Chapter No. 90 R.A.M. No. 79, the Eastern Star lodge of Kewanna and the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. No. 318 and Rebekah lodge.
Funeral services will be held at the Overmyer home in Leiters Ford Friday afternoon. Definite date and further details will be announced in Wednesday issue of the News-Sentinel.

Mrs. Charles SWIGERT, 20, former resident of Argos, died Monday afternoon at 2:40 at the Epworth Hospital in South Bend, following an illness of only three days with bronchial pneumonia.
Opal Thelma [ANDERSON], daughter of Joseph and Viola ANDERSON, was born on a farm north of Rochester. Practically all of her life was spent in the Argos community but recently Mr. and Mrs. Swigert had been living in South Bend at 21 North Michigan Street.
Surviving are her husband, parents, and three brothers, Omer [ANDERSON], Everett

[ANDERSON] and Marvin ANDERSON. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Argos Christian Church with Rev. Hiley BAKER officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral parlor in Argos until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, November 12, 1930

The funeral services of Dr. B. F. OVERMYER will be held at the Leiters Ford Methodist Church, Friday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. ADAMS, of Williamsport, Indiana, former pastor of the Leietrs Ford Methodist church will be in charge of the services with the assistance of the present pastor, Rev. L. P. GREEN.

Mrs. Grace Belle VanDIEN, 53, wife of Alph VanDIEN, and one of the most prominent women of the city, died at three o'clock Wednesday morning in her home at 120 West Tenth street, death being due to a complication of diseases. Mrs. Van Dien had been in ill health for two years but her condition had only been regarded as serious the past six months.
Grace Belle [ADAMS], daughter of Myron and Ellen ADAMS, was born in Rochester on August 24, 1877 and her entire life had been spent here. On September fifth, 1897 she was married to Alph Van Dien. Mrs. Van Dien was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Women's Club and Monday Club. She had always been very active in church and club work and had served as president of the various organizations connected with the church and of the Woman's Club.
Surviving are her husband and one foster-son, Richard VanDIEN, of Anaheim, California.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the home with Rev. S. A. STEWART of LaPorte, former pastor of the Presbyterian church here, in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Simon HICKLE, age 45, living near Sharon Church, [west] of Rochester, passed away at her home this morning, a victim of heart trouble. The deceased had been ill for three weeks.
Mrs. Hickle, [Maude A. SHOWLEY] daughter of Jacob and Eliza SHOWLEY, was born in Fulton County, December 9, 1885. She lived in this county practically all her life. About ten years ago she was united in marriage to Simon HICKLE. The deceased was a member of the Gleaners Lodge and of the Community Church at Lake Bruce.
Survivors are the husband, one son Oren [HICKLE] of New York and one brother Arthur SHOWLEY, of Rochester.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Jess ALLEN, aged 40, passed away at his farm home four miles east of Fulton Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, death resulting from a heart attack which he suffered while at work on his automobile. Mr. Allen's sudden demise came as a great shock to his family and many friends as he had apparently been enjoying the best of health.
Jess, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dell ALLEN, was born in Fulton county on May 19, 1890, and has resded in the southern section of Fulton county throughout his entire life, following the occupation of farming. On Nov. 26th, 1911, he was united in marriage to Miss Alta HECKATHRONE. The deceased was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church. Surviving with the wife are a son Howard [ALLEN], 17, at home, the mother, Mrs. Dell SMITH, of South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel WOLFORD and Miss Grace ALLEN, both of South Bend, Mrs. Ruth ZICE of near Fulton and Miss Daisy ALLEN, of Alleghan, Mich.; and three brothers, Oscar ALLEN, of Washington, John ALLEN, of Muncie and Charles ALLEN, of Macy.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Fulton United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.

Thursday, November 13, 1930

Funeral services for Mrs. Simon HICKLE who died at her home in the Sharon neighborhood southwest of Rochester yesterday morning following a three weeks willness caused by heart trouble will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Community Church at Bruce Lake Station. The Rev. C. Y. GILMAN will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Reform Cemetery at Bruce Lake.

William A. BANEY, aged 67, who is well known to the younger residents of this city through his janitor service as janitor at both the Columbia and Lincoln grade school buildings, died at his residence 468 East Ninth street at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon following an eight years illness due to Brights disease. The deceased has been bedfast since last May.
Mr. Baney was born on a farm near Wooster, Ohio, on Oct 10, 1863, the son of William and Ruth BANEY. He has been a resident of this city since 1914, moving here from a farm near Fulton. By occupation Mr. Baney was a farmer having resided on farms in Fulton and Miami county practically his entire lifetime.
Survivors are the widow whom he married at Chili on April 6, 1887, a daughter Mrs. Elmer COOK of Fulton, two brothers, Kelsey [BANEY], of Warsaw, and Marion [BANEY] of Fort Wayne, two sisters, Mrs. Lavoni MURPHY, of Denver, and Mrs. Jennie SAYGER, of Logansport, and four grandchildren.
He leaves also a host of school children friends in this city whose acquaintance he made while serving for three years as janitor of the Lincoln school building and one year at the Columbia building. Mr. Baney was forced to retire last May as janitor because of ill health.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. J. B. GLEASON, pastor of the church, in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, November 14, 1930

The funeral services for Mrs. Simon HICKLE, who died at her home in the Sharon neighborhood Wednesday will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Community Church at Bruce Lake, instead of Friday afternoon as it was announced in the News-Sentinel Thursday. The postponement had to be made because the deceased's son, Oran SMITH, was unable to arrive in this city from his home in New York until Saturday morning. The services are to be in charge of Rev. C. Y. GILMAN with burial in the Reform Cemetery at Bruce Lake.

Jay [BRUBAKER], son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter BRUBAKER, of Akron, died at 12:15 Friday following a week's illness. The baby was born on November 26th. Surviving are his parents and one brother, Daniel [BRUBAKER].

Relatives have received word of the death of Miss Alma BENNETT, 49, formerly of Kewanna, which occurred at 11 o'clock Thursday night at a hospital in San Jose, California. Death followed an illness of over a year.
Miss Bennett was born and raised in Kewanna, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nelson BENNETT. For the past 20 years she had lived in San Jose, California. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Harley ROBBINS, of Kewanna, three brothers, Donald [BENNETT], of San Jose, Edward [BENNETT] of San Francisco and Forrest [BENNETT] of Mishawaka, Ind. Her mother died a year ago.
Mrs. Robbins and Forrest Bennett left for California last week and were at their sister's bedside when she passed away.

Saturday, November 15, 1930

Funeral services for Miss Alma BENNETT, formerly of Kewanna, who died Thursday night in San Jose, California, were held Saturday aftrnoon in San Jose. Burial was made in that city.

Monday, November 17, 1930

John Albert BRUCE, 45, well known farmer of Union Township, died at three o'clock Sunday morning at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester. Death followed an operation for cancers of the stomach. Mr. Bruce had been in ill health for some time and had been taken to the hospital last Friday.
The deceased was born on a farm near Kewanna on March 20, 1885 the son of Charles and Clara BRUCE, and his entire life had been spent in the Kewanna community. On February 14, 1909 he was married to Miss Zella NEFF.
Surviving are his wife, parents, four sons, Eldon [BRUCE], Ralph [BRUCE], Burdell [BRUCE] and Floyd [BRUCE], and one sister, Mrs. Clifford WISLEY of Peru. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Kewanna Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Rev. W. H. PEARSON will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Bolton A. HORBATH, 12, died Sunday night at nine o'clock in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George HORBATH, two and one-half miles south of Argos. Death followed an illness of only one day with pneumonia.
The youth was born in Chicago on July seventh, 1918, and moved with his parents to the Argos community two years ago. Surviving are his parents and six brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at the home and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar KEEBLER were called to South Bend Monday morning by the death of his brother-in-law, M. J. FELIX, which occurred early Monday following a week's illness with pneumonia.
Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Miss Elizabeth KEEBLER, and a daughter. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Tuesday, November 18, 1930

Mrs. Hala TROUTMAN MYERS, 73, died at noon today at her home at 1008 Pontiac street, following an illness of two years from arterio sclerosis. She had been confined to her bed for the last two months and in the last few weeks she failed rapidly until the end. She was one of the well known social leaders of the community during her life and was always prominent in club activities.
Mrs. Myers was a leading member in the D.A.R. for years, having been one of the organizers and she served as regent of the chapter here from 1912 to 1914. She was a member of the Woman's Club and resigned only when ill health prevented further activities in that organization. She was one of the charter members of the Pythian Sisters in Rochester and was the first chief chosen by the lodge. She always had a high sense of patriotism and in recent years her interest in historical periods resulted in her becoming an authority on antiques. Her collection was among the best in this community. She was considered an expert on judging old pieces of furniture and was often consulted by antique dealers. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Hala Troutman was born in Kewanna Oct. 14, 1857, the daughter of Captain and Mrs. P. S. TROUTMAN. She spent her girlhood there and on Jan. 25, 1876, she was married to Enoch MYERS. The following year the couple moved to Rochester and lived here since. Mr. Myers, one of the leading attorneys of the city, died in 1927.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Glen HEATH, and one grandson, Curtner HEATH, who is now at Tulsa, Okla.
The funeral will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. J. B. GLEASON officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, November 19, 1930

Gilbert WHITE, aged 36, farmer living on the north bank of King's Lake a mile south of Delong and the father on nine small children was killed and four other persons more or less seriously injured in an automobile accident which occurred at the cross roads three miles north of Kewanna, where the Soup Bone Pike and State Road 14 cross at 4:16 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
The injured:
Mrs. W. E. MORGAN, aged 30, Winamac, concussion of the brain numerous cuts and bruises now a patient at Woodlawn Hospital.
Mrs. Gregg BROWN, aged 37, sister-in-law of Mrs. Morgan, fractured pelvis and possible internal injuries. Now at Woodlawn Hospital.
Dewey CRABILL, 30, severe scalp wounds and a possible fracture of the skull. Also a patient in Woodlawn hospital.
Gregg BROWN, a broken nose.
The accident according to witnesses was caused when Brown who was driving a Chevrolet sedan west on State Road 14 struck the front end of a Chevrolet sedan owned and driven by Mr. White causing both cars to crash broadside. The Brown sedan shot forward after the crash stopping when it struck a filling station which is located at the cross-roads.
The White car according to witnesses after the crash turned over twice throwing Dewey Crabill, who was riding with White out through the door and pinioning White under the car. It is said that both cars were being driven at a very rapid rate of speed some estimating it at 40 miles an hour.

Passing motorists and witnesses to the accident including Norman STONER helped free the motorists from their twisted cars. Dr. John WASHBURN of Kewanna, was called who had all but two of the occupants of the two Chevrolets brought to Woodlawn hospital in this city. Mr. Stoner brought Crabill, while Dr. Washburn carried White in his machine and an ambulance from Kewanna the two injured women.
White died within five minutes after he was brought to the hospital. Death according to Coroner A. E. STINSON was caused by a crushed right breast and possible fracture of the skull. White's right arm was fractured in two places as was his right limb. He never regained consciousness after the crash. His body was taken to a Kewanna undertaking parlor and later removed to his home.
Mrs. Morgan was the most seriously injured of the occupants of the Brown car which included besides Mr. and Mrs. Brown, Jesse [MORGAN], five year old daughter of Mrs. Morgan who did not receive a scratch. Mrs. Morgan suffered concussion of the brain and was unconscious until early this morning. Mrs. Brown's fractured pelvis was reduced by surgeons at Woodlawn Hospital. Mr. Brown's nose was also set at the local hospital.
Dewey Crabill, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester CRABILL, resides with his parents six miles north of Kewanna. He was almost completely scalped the cut started on the right side of his head. It is also possible that he has suffered a fracture of the skull. X-ray pictures of Crabill's skull will be taken as soon as the condition will permit.
The Brown family, who reside in Moline, Ill., and Mrs. Morgan and her five year old daughter spent yesterday in this city visiting with friends and were enroute to Winamac over State Road 14 when the accident occurred. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have been living with Mrs. Morgan for the past several weeks. Mrs. Brown was released from the Cass County Hospital in Logansport a short time ago.
White and Crabill who is his neighbor were enroute to Kewanna to purchase supplies when the fatal crash took place. How either of the drivers of the two cars could have failed to see the approach of the other is a puzzle as it was still light and the crossroads view was not obstructed to either White or Brown.
Coroner A. E. Stinton has not as yet rendered his decision in the accident which claimed White's life. He will not give his verdict until after he questions two women who were in the filling station at the cross roads at the time of the crash and also the occupants of the Brown machine and Mr. Crabill. Local officers were called to the scene of the crash after it occurred and rendered all the aid which they possibly could.
Little could be learned about the life of Mr. White today as he does not have a telephone in his home. He has lived on the King's Lake farm for the past two years moving there from a farm near Fulton. He is the father of nine small children all of whom are under the age of 12. Efforts were being made today to get into communication with Mr. White's father who is now traveling through Kentucky on his way to Virginia to spend Thanksgiving with relatives. Until the father is reached no funeral arrangements will be made.

Thursday, November 20, 1930

Mrs. Charles SALES, 44, of Leiters Ford, died at seven o'clock Thursday morning at Woodlawn Hospital, death being due to pneumonia which developed following a major operation. Mrs. Sales had been ill for the past five days.
Zella [CORBETT], daughter of William and Ida CORBETT, was born in Rochester in 1886 and practically all of her life had been spent in the Leiters Ford community. On December second, 1903, she was married to Charles SALES. Mrs. Sales was one of the best known residents of Aubbeenaubbee Township and was one of the leaders in all social and civic affairs of the community in which she lived.
Surviving are her husband, mother, Mrs. Ida CORBETT, of Rochester, and niece, Miss Margaret BECKER, of Rochester. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with Rev. L. GREEN, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Following a year's illness with cancer of the stomach Mrs. Susannah REARICK HEETER, 83, of Delong, died at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon at the home of her son, Samuel HEETER, 184 Pontiac Street, Rochester.
The deceased was born in Ohio on January ninth, 1847 the daughter of Samuel and Susana REARICK and moved with her parents to the Delong community when a child. The remainder of her life was spent there and her husband was the late Levi HEETER. She was a member of the Delong Methodist Church.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Ida PENDLETON, of Delong, and three sons, James [HEETER], of St. Louis, Mo., Samuel [HEETER], of Rochester, and William [HEETER], of Delong. There are 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist Church in Delong. Rev. L. GREEN will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Leiters Ford.

Friday, November 21, 1930

Mrs. Sophia MARTIN, 54, died suddenly at 4:30 Friday morning at her home two miles east of Fulton, death being due to a heart attack. Mrs. Martin had been in failing health for some time but her condition had not been regarded as serious.
Sophia [HORMAN], daughter of Henry and Minnie HORMAN, was born in Andrews, Ind., on August fifth, 1876. In 1898 she was married to William JOHNSON, who died in 1905. In 1917 she was married to George MARTIN and had lived in the Fulton community for the past 14 years. She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren Church and the Eastern Star chapter.
Surviving are her husband, her mother, Mrs. Minnie HORMAN, a daughter, Mrs. Helen EASTERDAY, of Fulton, and a son, Harry JOHNSON, of Hollywood, California; two step-children, Madeline [MARTIN] and Zephere MARTIN, at home; three brothers, Herman HORMAN, of Fort Wayne, August [HORMAN] and William HORMAN, of Belle Fourche, South Dakota.
Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from the son in California and the brothers in South Dakots.

A. L. WHITMER, superintendent of the Rochester public schools received word yesterday of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Grace WHITMER, aged 56, of Mishawaka, which occurred in the Epworth Hospital in South Bend, early yesterday. She had been in poor health and was taken to the hospital where she submitted to a serious operation which did not bring relief. The deceased was the twin sister of Mrs. A. L. WHITMER who has been at the bedside of her sister for the past three weeks. Following is an obituary of Mrs. Whitmer which appeared in South Bend newspaper yesterday:
Mrs. Grace Whitmer, 324 West Mishawaka avenue, a life long citizen of Mishawaka, former school teacher, prominent social and church worker died at 1 o'clock this morning in Epworth hospital, South Bend, aged 56 years. She had been in poor health and was taken to the hospital six weeks ago where she submitted to a serious operation which did not bring relief.
Before her marriage Mrs. Whitmer was Miss Grace FULMER, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John D. FULMER, one of the well known families of this city. She was born in this township Aug. 27, 1874, and lived here all her life. She was married to William A. WHITMER July 30, 1902. Mr. Whitmer was accidentally drowned in a lake at Bay View, Mich., while fishing six years ago.
Mrs. Whitmer was very active in First Methodist Episcopal church circles as a Sunday school teacher. She was a teacher in the South Bend public schools for 13 years. Probably no woman in Mishawaka was better known than Mrs. Whitmer and she will be greatly missed in religious and social work in this city.
Surviving are one brother, George A. FULMER, of South Bend, and one sister, Mrs. A. L. WHITMER of Rochester, Ind.
The body was taken to the Frank E. Coat's funeral home and will be removed to the family rsidence Friday where it may be viewed Friday afternoon and Saturday until the hour of the funeral.
Funeral services will be conducted at the home of Rev. Clyde G. YEOMANS, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

George DOSH, 70, of three and one-half miles southeast of Claypool, committed suicide Wednesday evening at about 5:30 o'clock by shooting himself through the side of his head with a 16-gauge shotgun. The left side of his face and head was badly shattered by the shot. Relatives believe that despondency over ill health caused him to commit the act.
Mrs. Dosh, Alice Dosh and Mrs. Grace Johnson had left the Dosh home at about 5 o'clock to visit friends in Warsaw and did not return until about 10 o'clock. They found Mr. Dosh lying on the floor of the front porch of his home. Coroner Paul LANDIS of Warsaw was called at once and gave the verdict of death due to suicide.
Nearby neighbors stated that about 5:30 they heard a shot but thought nothing of it. He had been dead about four hours and a half when found. Mr. Dosh had often threatened to kill himself and for the past few weeks had been in poor health. Last winter he suffered severely with rheumatism and at that time vowed that he would never live through another winter like the last.
The deceased was born in Germany and for the past sixteen years had resided on the farm near Claypool.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Georgene DOSH, of High Point, N. Car., and Alice DOSH, also of High Point who was formerly employed at the Dalton foundry in Warsaw and one son, Edmond DOSH, of Detroit, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Grace JOHNSON and Mrs. J. R. BECKNELL, both of Warsaw.

Thirty neighbors and friends of Mrs. Albert BRUCE, of the Kewanna vicinity, went to her farm Thursday afternoon witn nine teams and two trucks and shucked 15 acres of corn and delivered it to the elevator. Among those helping were the Kewanna mail carriers and Kewanna Methodist minister. Mr. Bruce died recently following a major operation.

Mrs. Nissa PACKER, of this city, has received word of the death of her brother, Willard BARNHART, of Gainesville, Texas. Mr. Barnhart was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. P. BARNHART and was born and reared in the Tiosa community.

Saturday, November 22, 1930

Homer L. ADAMSON, aged 73, died at his home 819 South Jefferson Street at 10:03 o'clock last night from injuries which he received on the night of November 14, when a Chevrolet car driven by him figured in a collision with a car driven by Davey FLYNN at the corner of Sixth and Jefferson streets. Death was due to concussion of the brain, Coroner A. E. STINSON said.
At the time of the accident Mr. Adamson was north bound on Jefferson street, accompanied by his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Charles CLINGER, while Flynn was west bound on Sixth street. The force of the collision caused the Adamson car to turn over on its side, Mr. Adamson striking his head on one of the posts supporting the top of the car.
Mr. Adamson was taken from the car in an unconscious condition and removed to his home in this city. He never regained consciousness from the time of the accident. His attending physician despaired of his life from the first. The only other person injured in the accident was Mrs. Adamson, who received a fracture of the right arm and other bruises.
The deceased was born in Fulton county, the son of William and Christine ADAMSON, and except for a few years when he resided in Tenn., he has lived his entire lifetime in Fulton county. By occupation he was a farmer and a carpenter. For many years he lived on the O'BRIEN farm 1 mile southeast of Rochester on what is known as the Peru road.
Survivors are the wife, who was Isabel JEWELL, whom he married on Nov. 13, 1883, in this city, a daughter, Mrs. Emerson FELDER, West Palm Beach, Fla., four sons, LeRoy [ADAMSON] of Mentone, Arthur [ADAMSON] and Clarence [ADAMSON], Detroit, Mich., and Edgar [ADAMSON], of Davenport, Ia., two brothers, Thomas [ADAMSON], of Middletown, Ohio, and Tine [ADAMSON], of Mt. Vernon, Wash., a sister, Mrs. Emma CLINGER, of Kewanna, and 12 grandchildren. Three sons, Earl [ADAMSON], Ray [ADAMSON] and Edwin [ADAMSON] preceded him in death.
Mr. Adamson was a member of the Evangelical church of this city. The funeral services will be held from the Evangelical church at 2:30 Monday afternoon with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

William WILLIAMSON, aged 81, well known music teacher of this city, was found dead in his apartment at 107-1/2 East Ninth street at 9:30 o'clock this morning by his daughter Mrs. Ben W. HURST, when she went to call on him. Heart trouble was given as the cause of his death by Coroner A. E. STINSON. Mr. Williamson had been in good health.
Mrs. Hurst forced an entrance into her father's apartment when she failed to receive any response to her knocks and found him dead lying on the floor of his bedroom. From the appearances of the room it would seem that death had occurred about four hours before the body was found.
Mr. Williamson had prepared his bath water and it is presumed that he was about to take a sponge bath at the time of the heart attack as he was nude and had all of his fresh clothing on his bed.
Mr. Williamson was born in Oslo, Nortway, Aug. 26, 1849, the son of Johann and Kristi WILLIAMSON. He graduated from the public schools in Oslo and then attended the University of Oslo where he majored in music especially in the playing of the violin.

After graduation Mr. Williamson came to this country first settling in Chicago where he opened a studio. Fifty-six years ago he came to Rochester where he opened a studio and in addition to giving instruction on the violin was also a piano tuner.
Mr. Williamson was married to Josephine BERG in Chicago on Aug. 26, 1872. She preceded him in death on Oct. 12, 1907. Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. HURST, of this city, and a son, Levy WILLIAMSON, of Mineral Point,Wis. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Monday, November 24, 1930

Mrs. Jacob SAYGER, age 83, lifelong resident of the Akron vicinity, passed away at 4 o'clock Monday morning in her home on East Rochester Street in Akron. Death was due to complications, from which she had suffered for one year, her condition being regarded as serious for the past four months.
Mary W. [GAST], daughter of Andrew and Marie GAST, was born near Akron, April 6, 1847. On April 5, 1866 in Akron she was united in marriage to Jacob SAYGER, who survives. She was a member of the Progressive Brethren in Akron.
Besides the husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Billie BRIGHT and Mrs. Jesse FULTZ, both of Akron and Mrs. Clara YOUNG of Manton, Michigan; one son, Enos G. [SAYGER], of Hobart; three brothers, A. A. GAST of Akron, R. N. GAST of Akron and A. A. GAST of Los Angeles, California; two sisters, Mrs. Fredrica BRIGHT of Akron and Mrs. Dilla WILLIAMS of Los Angeles, California, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the home Wednesday at two o'clock with Rev. MILLER, pastor of the Akron M.E. Church officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, at Akron.

Mrs. James CALLAHAN, 79, who resides on the south side of Fletcher's Lake, passed away at her home Sunday morning at two o'clock. Death resulted from a complication of diseases from which she had suffered for several years.
The deceased, who was a member of the Fletcher's Lake church, is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Charles KLINE of near Fulton and Mrs. Sam HOWER who resides near Fletcher's Lake. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon and burial was made in the Indian Creek cemetery.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church at Macy this afternoon followed by burial in the Macy cemetery for Henry S. CLOUD, age 84, a former resident of this city who died at the home of his son Robert CLOUD, 468 East Second Street, Peru, at 11:30 Friday night following a two year illness due to arterio-sclerosis.
The deceased was born in Wabash county July 19, 1846, the son of Absolom and Susan (BRECHNER) CLOUD. He has made his home in Peru for the past three years, moving there from Rochester.
Surviving are three sons, John [CLOUD] of Rochester, Robert [CLOUD] of Peru, and Edward FRESHOUR, of Urbana, two daughters, Mrs. Salome NOBLE of Leaseville, Ind., and Mrs. Sarah BEATLEY, of Peru. A brother, Levi CLOUD of this city also survives.

Funeral services for William WILLIAMSON, 81, who was found dead in his apartment Saturday morning, were held Monday afternoon in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ron HURST, 212 West Ninth street. Rev. T. L. STOVALL officiated and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Miss Ruth LECKRONE, 32, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ira LECKRONE, of Silver Lake, died Sunday morning at 8:30 at the Leckrone family home following only a four days illness. Death was due to a heart attack.
Miss Leckrone was a graduate of Silver Lake high school, attended college in Marion, Ind., and Chicago, and taught school for one year. Surviving are her parents and one brother, Dr. Milton LECKRONE, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home and burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. George MARTIN, who died suddenly Friday morning in her home east of Fulton, will be held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at the U.B. church in Fulton. Rev. G. R. CRANE, of Elkhart, and Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN of Fulton, will be in charge and burial will be made in Roann.

Tuesday, November 25, 1930

Dr. Clement Lee SLONAKER, aged 53, head surgeon at Culver Military Academy, at Culver, for the past two years and for the past 15 years a doctor in Culver prior to which time for 11 years he was a practicing physician in Leiters Ford, died at his home in Culver unexpectedly at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon from a kidney infection. The deceased had been ill but five weeks, a portion of which time he spent in the Epworth hospital in South Bend, returning to Culver last week much improved.
Dr. Slonaker was born on a farm in Aubbeenaubbee township on March 14, 1876, the son of Levi and Margaretta SLONAKER. He was educated in the public schools of the township and after graduation from the Leiters Ford High School attended Rochester Normal University and Valparaiso University.
After graduating from Valparaiso the deceased attended the medical school operated in connection with Indiana University which school is located at Indianapolis. He graduated from medical college in 1903 and then took a post-graduate course of a year at Rush Medical School in Chicago after which he opened an office in Leiters Ford, later changing his office to Culver.
Dr. Slonaker was one of the best known doctors and surgeons in this section of the state and was often called in consultation by other doctors in northern Indiana. Following the death of Major R. M. REED two years ago Dr. Slonaker was appointed chief surgion at Culver Military Academy where Dr. Gleason MACKEY, another Fulton county boy, is the resident physician.
The deceased was a member of the Fulton and the Marshall County Medical Societies as well as the Northern Indiana Medical Society. He often was a speaker before the different medical societies in which he was a member. He was also a member of the Masonic and the Knights of Pythias lodges at Culver.
Survivors are the widow who was Bess MEDBOURN of Culver whom he married on October 12, 1915 at Culver, his mother Mrs. Margaretta SLONAKER who still resides on the Slonaker home farm north of Leiters Ford and a sister, Mrs. Leotta YOUNG, who resides with her mother.

Funeral services are to be held from the home at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Voris SERVIES of Culver in charge assisted by Dr. H. L. DAVIS of Indianapolis. Burial will be made in the Culver cemetery.
The body will lie in state in the hospital at Culver Military Academy from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at which time the cadet corps will pass the bier. A military escort composed of C.M.A. Cadets will accompany the body to the cemetery. All flags at the academy by order of the commandant are now at half mast and will be for 30 days in honor of Dr. Slonaker.

Wednesday, November 26, 1930

Thanksgiving will be a sad day in the home of John H. BARKMAN, aged 35, of 209 Indiana Avenue, Mishawaka, a former resident of this city who died at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Epworth Hospital in South Bend from a fractured skull which he received late Monday afternoon when he was struck by a broken emery wheel at the South Bend Tool and Die Works.
The accident occurred at 4:15 o'clock while Barkman was engaged in turning down a piece of iron preparatory to making a chisel. The emery wheel broke when he had about half completed his task. Barkman after the piece of emery wheel struck him fell to the ground where fellow workmen found him. He was rushed to the hospital where an operation was performed in a vain effort to save his life.
Mr. Barkman was born in this city June 24, 1895 and moved to Mishawaka fifteen years ago. He had been employed at the South Bend Tool and Die Works during the entire time he has lived in St. Joseph county. He was married eleven years ago to Cletah ROWE who survives as do two daughters and a son, Robert [BARKMAN], Dorothy [BARKMAN] and Helen [BARKMAN] all at home.
Other survivors include three brothers and two sisters, Kurg BARKMAN of Mishawaka, Lloyd [BARKMAN] of Osceola, Ora [BARKMAN], Chicago, Mrs. William KISER, Mishawaka and Mrs. Roscoe COPENHAVER of South Bend. Funeral services are to be held in Mishawaka with burial in a cemetery there.

Scott MILLER, aged 54, life-long resident of Argos, died at the Kelley hospital at Argos at 8:30 this morning after a several weeks illness caused by dropsy which had affected his heart. The deceased, who was a brick mason, was born in Kosciusko county and was the son of John and Mary Jane MILLER. He lived in the north part of Argos. Survivors are three brothers, Lester [MILLER] of Argos, Charles [MILLER], of West Unity, Ill., and Harry [MILLER], of Alexandria and a sister, Mrs. John MINER, of Argos. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Mrs. Henry KROUSE, 63, two and one-half miles southwest of Argos, died at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Kelly hospital in Argos the result of injuries she received an hour and a half before when the Ford coupe, in which she was riding with her son-in-law, James MORIARTY, 23, was struck by a fast east bound Nickle Plate passenger train. Mrs. Krouse died of internal injuries and Moriarty remains in a very serious condition at the hospital the result of a crushed chest.
The accident occurred at the depot crossing, one-fourth mile west of State Road [US] 31. Mrs. Krouse and Mr. Moriarty had been shopping in Argos and were enroute home at the time of the fatal crash. It is thought that Moriarty was blinded by the snow and did not see the approaching train, which was traveling at a high rate of speed. The train is a through one operating from Chicago to New York.
Rosetta [KAMP], daughter of Samuel and Caroline KAMP, was born in the Argos community and had resided there all of her life. She was a member of the Argos Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband and eight children: Mrs. Gilbert WALLACE, Mrs. Harley DAWSON, Mrs. Hattie LISTENBERGER, Mrs. James MORIARTY, Fred [KROUSE] and Virgil KROUSE, all of Argos; Donald KROUSE, of Plymouth and Lloyd [KROUSE], of Lafayette. Four brothers, Edward [KAMP] of Wyoming, Lawrence [KAMP], of Fort Wayne, France [KAMP] and Albert [KAMP], of Argos, and two sisters, Mrs. Amos RUDDELSON, of Argos, and Mrs. Clara HEWITT, of Plymouth also survive.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Thursday, November 27, 1930

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Friday, November 28, 1930

Funeral services were held Thanksgiving afternoon at the Church of the Brethren in Mexico for Mrs. Mildred KERSCHNER, aged 75, wife of William KERSCHNER, who died at her home in Mexico Tuesday night. Rev. Frank FISHER, of Mexico, was in charge with burial in Greenlawn cemetery. Mrs. Kerschner's death was caused from the effects of taking "rough on rats" last Friday. Mrs. Kerschner had been in ill health for several years. The deceased was born in Franklin county, Virginia, Jan. 6, 1885, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William MILLS. She was married to William Kerschner who survives Jan. 8, 1924. She was a member of the Church of God.

Residents of Rochester were shocked Thanksgiving day to learn of the death of Mrs. Edna BUNN, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Archibald BROWN, and one of the best known young ladies of the city, which occurred at 10:50 Thursday afternoon in her home at 215 Ninth Street. Death followed an illness of three weeks of acute yellow atrophe on her 25th birthday anniversary.
Edna, daughter of Dr. Archibald and Maude Ellen BROWN, was born in Rochester on November 27th, 1905 and all of her life had been spent in Rochester. She was a graduate of the Rochester high school in the class of 1922, attended Ward Bellmont Seminary at Nashville, Tenn., for one year and Indiana University for two years.
On June 10th, 1928 she was married to Howard BUNN, of this city. Prior to her marriage she was employed as assistant to Dr. M. WILSON. Mrs. Bunn was a member of the Chi Omega sorority at Indiana University, the local chapter of the Tri Kappa sorority and the Christian Church of this city.
Besides her husband and parents she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Charles E. MULLINS, of San Antonio, Texas, and Miss Martha Alice BROWN, of this city, and a grandfather, D. A. WALLER, of Rochester. An infant daughter, Suzanne [BUNN], died three weeks ago. Mrs. Mullins will arrive in Rochester, Friday night.
Private funeral services will be held Sunday morning at eleven o'clock at the Bunn home with Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT, of Flora, Indiana, former pastor of the Rochester Christian Church, in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Catherine WILLARD, 29, died Wednesday evening at 5:30 at Woodlawn hospital, death being due to child birth. The infant son followed the mother in death by a few moments.
The deceased [Mary Catherine SHAMP] was the daughter of Jackson and Joanna SHAMP and was born near Athens on July 20, 1901, and all of her life had been spent in this community. On April 17, 1920, in Huntington, Ind., she was married to Joshua M. WILLARD of this city. Mrs. Willard was a member of the Mooseheart Legions.
Surviving are her husband, five children, Louise [WILLARD], Charles [WILLARD], Helen [WILLARD], Shirley [WILLARD] and Wilma Jean [WILLARD]; three sisters, Mrs. Fred LAMB, of Huntington, Mrs. Elmer SHOEMAKER and Mrs. Dorel RIGGINS, both of Warsaw, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of Mr. Willard's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles WILLARD, 1425 Bancroft Avenue. Rev. J. B. GLEASON will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry KROUSE, 63, of Argos, who was killed Wednesday afternoon when the automobile in which she was riding with her son-in-law, James MORIARTY, was struck by a Nickle Plate passenger train, will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Hiley BAKER will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Moriarty, aged 25, who suffered a crushed chest and other injuries, remains in a serious condition at the Kelly hospital.
The accident occurred at the depot crossing in Argos at noon Wednesday when Moriarty was blinded by the snow and did not see the fast approaching train.

Omar B. SMITH, 62, a leading citizen and business man of Rochester, died suddenly and unexpectedly Thanksgiving morning at his home 730 Pontiac Street. His death which came as the result of a fall on the ice was a shock to the entire city and to a wide acquaintance of friends and business associates over Indiana. While he had been suffering from heart trouble for several years his family and physician had not felt that his immediate condition was serious and he passed away at nine o'clock Thursday morning at the end of a restful sleep. The evening before he had said that he felt better.
On Tuesday evening while going home from the bank Mr. Smith slipped on the icy walk and sustained two fractured ribs in the fall. He was confined to his home and immediately put under the attention of a doctor and a nurse. Mr. Smith had not enjoyed good health since late in 1926 when following a serious attack of pneumonia he returned to work too soon and the strain affected his heart. It is thought that the shock of the fall caused the final strain which ended in his passing away. Despite his sickness in recent years Mr. Smith refused to stop his work and often expressed the wish that he wanted to keep busy until the last.
He was known as one of the progressive business men of the town being identified with about every civic movement in the city during the last thirty years. He began working in the First National Bank under the late A. C. COPELAND as a clerk and in the 42 years of endeavor that followed was promoted through the various positions until he became president. A year ago he resigned that position and was elected chairman of the board of directors while his son, Percy [SMITH], succeeded him in the presidency. Outside of his bank and his civic work Mr. Smith devoted practically all his exhaustless enthusiasm to work in the Masonic Lodge, he being a prominent member in almost every branch and division of the order. He reached the pinnacle of Masonry when he became a 33rd Degree Mason, the only man in Fulton County to be so honored.

Mr. Smith was always an untiring worker in behalf of the city and county and was looked upon as a leading public minded citizen. He was elected as the first mayor of the city of Rochester and served in that capacity for four years. He was a member of the city school board for nine years and always maintained an interest in the schools and their progress. He was a trustee of the Rochester Public Library from the day it was founded until his death, being one of the original workers for that institution. He was always a leading worker in various chamber of commerce organizations here and for the last two years was prominent in Kiwanis Club activities.
He was connected with many business enterprises outside the bank during his life time and was the guiding genius in several organizations. He was a director in The News-Sentinel and an officer in the Indiana Road Paving Company. He was recognized as an authority on banks and banking problems and was often called by bankers over the state to help work out knotty problems that confronted the officers. He was for many years treasurer of The Rochester Bridge Company. One of the first jobs he ever held in Rochester was that of helping to turn the press at the old Sentinel plant. Later he served as a reporter.
In Masonry Mr. Smith entered the Blue Lodge and rapidly worked through all the higher lodges here and in neighboring cities which included among many others the Royal Arch, Knight Templars, Scottish Rite, and the Shrine. He served as master of the Rochester lodge. In 1918 he was made a 33rd degree Mason at Boston, an honor that comes to only a select few in each state. In 1921 he was elected grand master of Masons of Indiana also a distinctive honor. In 1928 he was elected a trustee of the Masonic Home at Franklin, Indiana which position he held at his death. Mr. Smith always kept his interest in the local lodge and at the same time was probably one of the best known Masons in Indiana while he had a wide acquaintance outside the state. He was also a member of the K. of P. and the I.O.O.F. lodges in Rochester.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and was an active churchman. He was a charter member of the Rochester Country Club and at various times belonged to other social clubs here and elsewhere.
Omar Bishop SMITH, was born Nov. 1, 1868 near Green Oak, the son of Jeremiah H. and Anna CARRUTHERS SMITH. He lived there as a boy and after coming to Rochester to work lived here all his life. On December 29, 1891 he was married to Leila COPELAND of Rochester and to this union two children were born. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their family traveled extensively during his lifetime and were among those caught in Germany when the World War broke out in 1914.
He is survived by his wife, son, Percy [SMITH], and daughter, Genevieve [SMITH], who is teaching in the schools at Miami, Fla. She was notified of her father's death and will arrive home late Saturday. A brother Dell SMITH, of Chicago, also survives.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be in charge while the 33rd Degree Masons will conduct the services. The Blue Lodge of the Masonic order will conduct the rites at the grave, the officers of the Grand Lodge of Indiana directing the ceremony. Burial will be in the mausoleum.
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Attorneys in Chicago are searching for relatives or heirs of the late James McCLOUD, who was born in Fulton county. His wife died some time ago and he recently passed away, the couple leaving no children.
The law firm in charge of settling the estate is now trying to locate their relatives or anyone who might know where said relatives could be reached. The estate involves about $3,000. Beyond the fact that James McCloud was born in Fulton county on Sept.27, 1857 no other facts are given.
Anyone having any information concerning the couple or their relatives will please notify The News-Sentinel and this information will be forwarded to the attorneys.

Saturday, November 29, 1930

Final arrangements for the funeral of the late Omar B. SMITH, who died at his home Thursday were announced this morning.
The body will lie in state Saturday evening and Sunday morning until noon at the home, 730 Pontiac street, where it may be viewed. At 12:00 o'clock the casket will be taken to the Methodist church where the body may be seen until 2:00 o'clock at which hour the funeral ceremony will begin. The services will be held at the church with Rev. T. L. STOVALL officiating and the ceremony in charge of the 33rd Degree Masons. At the mausoleum the grand officers of the Blue Lodge will conduct the services.
The honorary pallbearers are Norman STONER, William HOWARD, George V. DAWSON, A. C. DAVISSON, Ike WILE, Mike SHERIDAN, Frank McCARTER, Alex RUH, Charles EMMONS and C. C. CAMPBELL.
The active pallbearers will be Guy BARR, Hugh BARNHART, Lyman BRACKETT, A. L. DENISTON, Charles MacVEAN and Harold DAVISSON.

Walter BLESSING was in Kokomo Friday where he attended the funeral of his brother Omer [BLESSING], who died at his home in Greenfield at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday morning following a long illness. The deceased was a former resident of this city. He has a number of relatives residing in Fulton county.

Miss Genevieve SMITH, of Miami, Florida, arrived in Rochester this afternoon called by the death of her father, Omar B. SMITH. Miss Smith was met in Indianapolis by Arthur COPELAND.

The search for the relatives of the late James McCLOUD as made by The News-Sentinel came to a quick ending Saturday morning when Miss Ina BRINDAGE of Akron called the newspaper and gave some information. She stated that the man mentioned was James Finney McCLOUD and was known here as "Fin." She stated that relatives of McCloud who were being looked for include Mrs. C. B. JEWELL, of Rochester, Mrs. Dell SMITH of Chicago, Mrs. Minnie JACKSON, of Ft. Wayne and several relatives who live in the West. The local relatives were notified and they are taking the matter of the claimed estate up with attorneys in Chicago.

Monday, December 1, 1930

The funeral of the late Omar B. SMITH, who died Thursday following a fall, was one of the largest held in the city in years and was attended by several hundred persons from out of the city. Those coming from cities in Indiana represented bankers who had been associated with the deceased, Masons of various ranks and orders who had worked with him in the lodge, and friends and relatives of the family.
The funeral was held at the Methodist Church at two o'clock Sunday afternoon. The pulpit

and front of the church was entirely filled with beautiful floral pieces and bouquets sent by friends and organizations. The heavy bronze casket rested directly before the pulpit while up to the time of the service uniformed guards from the Knight Templars stood guard at the bier.
The funeral services were delivered by Rev. T. L. STOVALL, who read a tribute to Mr. Smith and followed with a short but impressive sermon. Lisle KREIGHBAUM sang two solos while Miss Edith THOMSON was at the organ.
The final ceremony at the church was given by the 33rd Degree and the 32nd Degree Masons led by Frank E. STOUDER of Ft. Wayne. The most impressive part of a beautiful tribute to a fellow member came when the 33rd degree ring of the deceased was presented to the son, Percy SMITH. Following, the Blue Lodge group held their ceremony in front of the casket with Judge Roscoe KIPLER of Booneville, Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of the State of Indiana and other state officers reading the ritual.
Members of the Rochester Masonic lodge attended in a body while many of the lodges of the state were presented.
Burial was in the mausoleum where the Grand Officers read another short ritual after which the casket was placed in the crypt.
The list of high ranking officers in the various Masonic orders here for the funeral were -- Ira J. CHURCH, M. W. CRASD [?], Deputy, Elkhart, Indiana; Elba E. BRANIGAN, Past Grand Master, Franklin, Indiana; Ovie J. SMITH, Past Grand Master, Indianaplis, Indiana; H. R. SWIETZER, Past Grand Master, Indianapolis; Wm. H. SWINTZ, Grand Secretary, Indianapolis; Ivory C. TOLLE, Grand Lecturer, Lebanon, Indiana; Rudolf HORST, M.W. Grand Senior Deacon, South Bend, Indiana; Judge Thomas J. WILSON, M. W. Grand Junior Deacon, Corydon, Indiana; Thomas L. BOHON, Past Grand Master, Jeffersonville, Indiana; Charles P. BENEDICT, Past Grand Master Indianapolis; Elmer F. GAY, Past Grand Master, Supt. Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin, Indiana; Fred L. WILLIS, Sec'y, Scottish Rite Masons, Indianapolis; John T. SAULTR, Trustee Scottish Rite Masons, Indianapolis; Gaylord LESLIE, Active 33rd Degree Mason for Indiana, Ft. Wayne; Herbert E. GRAHAM, Grand Lecturer, R. A. Masons of Indiana, Elkhart; L. H. LINK, 32nd Degree Mason, Ft. Wayne; William G. CRABILL, and Clarence H. SNOKE, South Bend.

Rochester is bereft of a number of well-known citizens during the past month. Their passing on simulates the fall of autumn leaves, and, like leaves following frost, are soon scattered and lost, leaving only a memory of our love for them. How wonderful and mysterious is man, given only a little while to dwell in a temple of clay, to smile or weep, work designs, finish his course and finally win transition in an arisen estate. Reason is baffled with the immensity of man's possibilities, while understanding is awed by the measure of his accomplishments. Yet, in sublimity of one's glory, how immeasurably weak and small his station when infinite wisdom is contrasted with finite mind. Look across inter stellar space with telescoic aid and behold the planet Petelguese, so large that it could not pass between the sun and earth, then consider the infinite, comparable with the works of humanity - man is just a grain of dust in the cosmos - yes an entity intra muros.
On the list of our fallen friends is now recorded the name of Frank M. STERNER, who crossed the Rubicon of life between terrestrial and celestial spheres, at his home 121 West Eighth street, Sunday noon. Mr. Sterner had been in declining health and strength for the past five years. About four years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Sterner made an excursion to Alaska and through the western states hoping thereby to improve his health, and, while returning, at the home of a relative at Denver, Colorado, suffered a paralytic attack from which he did not recover normal status. There was a gradual and continuous decline, notwithstanding all that loving care and professional skill could give, but through long and tedious stress his record of patience, endurance and fortitude were eloquent testimony to his character, typifying the courage of a soldier.
Frank M. Sterner was a business man of sterling integrity. He came to Rochester as a young man of 18 years, and accepted a clerkship with the late Lycurgus E. RANNELLS in his book store. Later he was similarly employed by the late Dr. W. S. SHAFER and Byron RANNELLS; next in the late Henry DITMIRE's book store, and latterly formed a co-partnership with his father-in-law, the late Elwood C. STANTON, and that book firm of STANTON & STERNER is today well remembered by many citizens. He entered the U. S. mail service in the Rochester post office more than a quarter century ago, during the incumbency of Postmaster Marion C. REITER, continuing under Postmasters Frank DILLON, William WRIGHT, Otto McMAHAN, William W. ZIMMERMAN (acting), and Albert W. BITTERS. Three years ago he voluntarily tendered his resignation, owing to severity of his physical condition. He served as Assistant Postmaster for several terms and was loved and respected by his fellows. He was a member of the Grace M.E. church, this city; also, Rochester Lodge No. 79, F. & A. M., of which he served one term as Worshipful Master and eight years as Secretary. Was a member of Royal Arch Chapter No. 90, and of Kankakee Tribe No. 151, Improved Order of Red Men. In these associations and friendships he will be missed as a brother and friend, particularly as husband and father, for the vacant chair, the hushed voice and lost smile will not again be our pleasure, but let us be consoled with the beautiful sentiment expressed by Jerone E. BELL - - . . . . . . . .
Frank M. Sterner, son of Morgan and Hannah MILLER STERNER, was born near White Pigeon, Mich., Jan. 27, 1870, entered celestial life at the home, 121 West Eighth street, Nov. 30, 1930, aged 60 years, 10 months, 3 days.
He was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth E. STANTON, of this city, June 20, 1894. To their union one son, Howard Stanton STERNER, was born who survives to sorrow with his mother because of the absence of an affectionate husband and father. One sister, Mrs. Charles SILVER, Elkhart, Indiana; one brother, Louis B. STERNER, Port Angel, Washington; two aunts, Mrs. Jennie SISSON and Mrs. Emma RANNELLS, Jefferson street; two grandchildren, Frances [STERNER] and Elizabeth [STERNER].
Funeral services will be conducted at the residence Tuesday 2:00 o'clock p.m., Rev. Thomas L. STOVALL officiating, assisted by Rev. Joseph B. GLEASON. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery. - - A last tribute by Albert W. BITTERS.

Mrs. Rebecca WALLACE, 70, practically a life long resident of Rochester, died at 5:15 Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Myers, on Bancroft Avdnue. Death followed an illness of three weeks with complications of diseases.
Rebecca [CONGER], daughter of Samuel and Margaret CONGER was born in the southern part of the state on Jan. 16, 1860, and came to this city when a child. Upon reaching womanhood, she was married to David WALLACE. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Baptist church and Maccabee lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles MYERS, of Rochester, and Mrs. Edwin R. SCHOONER, of Whiting; one son, Dee WALLACE, of Fort Wayne; four sisters, Mrs. Charles DICK, of Kokomo, Mrs. Anna GLADY, of Carey, Ohio; Mrs. James POTTS and Mrs. Nora JOY, of Hammond; three brothers, Louis [CONGER], John [CONGER] and Henry CONGER, all of Hammond. Five grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist church with the Rev. J. B. GLEASON officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Following an illness of only a week with liver trouble, Mrs. Caroline May EASTERDAY, 72, died Sunday morning at 10:15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cleve A. KINDIG, north of Rochester. Mrs. Easterday had made her home with her daughter for the past two years, coming here from Ingomar, Montana.
The deceased, [Caroline May McCARTER] was born on a farm east of Rochester on April 26, 1858, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McCARTER. In 1883 she was married to Alex EASTERDAY. Mrs. Easterday had lived all of her life in this community with the exception of 15 years spent in Ingomar, Mont. She was a member of the Whippoorwill Evangelical church.
Survivoors are three children, Mrs. Cleve KINDIG, of Rochester, and Clyde [EASTERDAY] and Claude EASTERDAY of Ingomar, Mont.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical church with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, December 2, 1930

Dr. William KELSEY, Sr., 95, of Monterey, was instantly killed at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon when the buggy in which he was riding was struck by a fast passenger train. Dr. Kelsey was returning to Monterey from his farm and drove directly in the path of the train.

Luther GREEN, well-known farmer who was recently granted a parole from the Michigan City prison, died at his farm home at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Green was serving a 2 to 3 year sentence after having been convicted in the Fulton circuit court for a violation of the dry laws.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca WALLACE will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist church instead of 2:30 as was previously announced. The body may be viewed at the Foster funeral parlors tonight and at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles MYERS, South Bancroft Avenue Wednesday up until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, December 3, 1930

Luther GREEN, aged 56, died at his farm home one and one-half miles east of Tiosa at 4:40 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after a short illness caused by pneumonia. The deceased had been troubled with heart and kidney diseases for several years and had suffered several strokes of paralysis which had left him in a greatly weakened condition and thus an easy victim to pneumonia.
Mr. Green was one of the persons arrested here in a raid in August by Federal prohibition agents and county officers at which time a still was found in the woods on his farm. Arraigned before Judge Hiram MILLER in September, Green pleaded guilty to a possession of still count and was given a 1 to 3 year sentence in the Indiana state prison at Michigan City.
Judge Hiram Miller did not, however, make out the commitment papers for Green until after he had him examined by a doctor as to his health. The doctor reported to the court that Green could be confined in the prison without endangering his life. A short time after Green was sent to prison he again became ill and was placed in the prison hospital. Two weeks ago Warden Walter Daly granted Green a 30-day parole at the request of Judge Miller. Green was brought to his home in an ambulance.

Mr. Green was born on a farm in Newcastle township on Oct. 8, 1874, and was the son of Sidney and Susan GREEN. He was educated in the schools of Newcastle township and then followed the occupation of a farmer. Survivors are the widow and the following children: Mrs. Hazel NOONAN, of Covington, Ky.; Mrs. Carrie McCOY, of Kokomo, and Mrs. Addie MILLER, Charles [GREEN] and Rudy [GREEN] who live on farms near Tiosa.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian church at Tiosa of which organization Mr. Green was a member at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Charles PENNINGTON, of Cincinnati, Ohio, will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery near Tiosa.

Mrs. Julia HOOVER, of this city, has received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. May DOWNEY CORBETT, of Denver, Colo., which occurred at her home in that city on Nov. 24. Death followed a long illness.
The deceased was born and raised in Rochester, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William DOWNEY. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen PLUMMER and Miss June Elizabeth CORBETT, of Denver. Burial was made in Denver.

Mrs. Ida PARAMORE received word today of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Carrie BLACK, which occurred last night at her home in Chicago. Mrs. Black was a sister of the late Fred PARAMORE. Mrs. Paramore will attend the funeral services which will be held in Chicago Thursday afternoon.

Dr. William KELSEY, Sr., aged 96, prominent resident of Monterey and for 71 years a physician in the northern part of Pulaski county and the western portion of Fulton county, was instantly killed at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon when his buggy was struck by the fast Erie east bound express train number 13 at the Chapman street crossing in Monterey. The body was thrown from the buggy and was carried down the track on the pilot of the engine for a distance of 170 feet. The body was badly mutilated.
Having never abandoned horses for motor cars as nearly all of his fellow physicians have done, Dr. Kelsey was returning yesterday in his horse and buggy from ministering to the sickness of a patient near his age who lived north of the Tippecanoe River when he drove onto the track in front of the fast approaching train.
Witnesses stated that when Dr. Kelsey approached the tracks the horse balked and reared on his hind legs in an attempt to save his aged master's life. Dr. Kelsey's eyesight was failing and he could not see the fast approaching train. The aged doctor applied the whip and forced the animal onto the tracks and himself to destruction. The horse was not killed his harness being severed by the train, thus freeing the animal.
Dr. Kelsey received his education at the Sterling Medical School at Columbus, Ohio, graduating from the institution in 1856. He opened an office at Markel in 1857, a year later he moved to Winamac and in 1859 moved to Monterey where he has since resided and practiced medicine. In 1874 Dr. Kelsey took a post graduate course at Butler college at Indianapolis. This school from which the deceased graduated in 1875 is now the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kelsey had gained a wide reputation for his kindness and his counsel and was highly respected by the residents of Fulton and Pulaski counties whose ills he had treated for many years. For years Dr. Kelsey because there was only trails through the woods rode horseback to call on his patients. In many instances relatives of the sick would have to come to Dr. Kelsey's office and he would follow them to the home.
During plague times Dr. Kelsey's duties became many and arduous. During such periods Dr. Kelsey would ride on horseback to every farm house in the vicinity of Monterey making a regular circuit at stated periods to call on his patients. Because of his untiring efforts it was said of Dr. Kelsey in his earlier years "he would go anywhere."
Dr. Kelsey continued to serve the people of the Monterey vicinity assisted by his son, Dr. Arthur KELSEY until ten years ago when he practically retired from active practice except in cases like the one yesterday where only his services would be accepted in home of his oldest patients. During the past ten years Dr. Kelsey has devoted his time to looking after his extensive farming interests in Pulaski, Starke and Fulton counties.
Dr. Kelsey was well-known in Rochester where he had often visited. On many occasions he had patients who were undergoing treatment in the Woodlawn Hospital here. Dr. Kelsey because of his wide knowledge and because of his manner of comparing the practice of medicine in the present day and when he first became a doctor was often consulted by younger doctors and was on many occasions asked to speak before medical societies. One of Dr. Kelsey's last public appearances was to attend the funeral of his life long friend Dr. B. F. OVERMYER at Leiters Ford several weeks ago.
Dr. Kelsey was born in Perry County, Ohio on August 14, 1835 and was the oldest of seven children who were born to Jonas and Mary KELSEY. Survivors besides his wife are two sons, Dr. William KELSEY, Jr., and Dr. Arthur KELSEY of Monterey, two daughters, Mrs. Emma HARTMAN, Pueblo, Colorado, and Mrs. J. R. SENNETT of Monterey, two brothers, Thomas [KELSEY] who resides at the Soldiers Home in Lincoln, Neb., and Enos [KELSEY] of Marion, Kans., and a sister, Mrs. Tillie FEHOLL, Hot Springs, S. D., and a number of grandchildren.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church at Monterey of which Church he had served as trustee for many years and of the Odd Fellows lodge at Monterey. The funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Methodist Church at Monterey. Rev. L. B. GREEN, pastor of the Methodist Church at Leiters Ford will be in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Monterey.

Thursday, December 4, 1930

Levi YOUNG, 83, one of the pioneer citizens of Rochester, passed away at 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning at his home, 924 South Monroe street. Death resulted from a complication of diseases from which he had suffered since last April. The deceased had been a resident of this community practically all of his life and had made a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this county.
Levi, son of Levi and Jane YOUNG, was born in Ohio on July 24, 1847, and when still a young man moved to Fulton county where for a number of years he followed the occupation of a carpenter. In more recent years he was employed at the Rochester Bridge factory. On March 20, 1914, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Flora BALZER, the ceremony taking place in Rochester. The deceased was a member of the Christian church and the I.O.O.F. lodge. Survivors are his wife and a number of nieces and nephews who reside in this community.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Clara May HILL, aged 68, widow of the late Perry HILL, died at her residence 1023 South Elm Street at 4:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from heart trouble and dropsy. She had been ill for a year and bedfast since August. The deceased [Clara May GOLTRY] was born in this

county on April 21st, 1872 the daughter of Hijah and Mary GOLTRY. Survivors are the mother who resides in Akron, three daughters, Mrs. Raymond EBY and Mrs. Don HARSH of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Una TUCKER of this city, a son Robert TIMBERS of this city and brother, B. O. GALTRY of South Bend. Funeral services will be held from the Church of God, of which church the deceased became a member three months ago, at 10:30 o'clock, Saturday. Rev. T. J. STEENBERGER will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Funeral services of Luther GREEN which were to be held Friday afternoon have been postponed until two o'clock Saturday afternoon. The change in time was necessitated by the late arrival of out-of-state relatives. The funeral will be held at the Talma Christian church.

Warsaw, Ind., Dec. 4 (UP) -- Paralysis caused by infection following vaccination against smallpox was fatal today for Mrs. William BRECHBIEL, 40, of Silver Lake.

Friday, December 5, 1930

Stephen A. BLOOM, age 64, died at 6:20 Thursday evening at his home on South Main Street in Fulton. Mr. Bloom had been ill for two days suffering with pneumonia.
Stephen, son of John and Sarah BLOOM, was born in the Zion neighborhood April 29, 1866 and lived in and near Fulton all his life. On March 28, 1888 he was united in marriage to Dora MEDARY who survives him. Mr. Bloom followed the occupation of farming and was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church.
Survivors, other than the widow, are two sisters, Mrs. Ella CONRAD of Fulton and Mrs. Fanny FLYNN of Twelve Mile and one brother, Frank BLOOM, address unknown. A son, George [BLOOM], died November 1st, this year.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Baptist Temple with Rev. Leslie DUNCAN, pastor of the Fulton Baptist church officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, north of Fulton.

Rufus HAIMBAUGH, age 59, living east of Argos, passed away at his home Thursday morning. Mr. Haimbaugh had been ill since March 4, this year, when he suffered the second stroke of paralysis.
Rufus, son of John and Nancy HAIMBAUGH, was born in Newcastle township, Fulton county, Dec. 8, 1870. He was a resident of Fulton county until twelve years ago when he moved into Marshall county. He was united in marriage to Alice CHEBUS and had always followed the occupation of farming. The deceased was a member of the Christian church at Plymouth.
Survivors are the widow, one son Russell [HAIMBAUGH], three sisters, Mrs. Ella BYBEE, of Cassopolis, Mich.; Mrs. Narah LIGGETT, of South Bend, Mrs. Sarah THEBUS, of Niles, Mich.; one brother, Harley [HAIMBAUGH], of Niles, Mich. Mrs. Ed LOWE, of Rochester, is a niece and Mrs. Ray O'BLENIS, of Rochester, is a great niece.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian church in Plymouth. Burial will be made at Plymouth.

Saturday, December 6, 1930

Mrs. Cora May MOSS, age 49, passed away at her home three miles southeast of Fulton Friday evening at 7:30. Mrs. Moss had been suffering from cancer for one year.
Cora May [WOODHOUSE], daughter of Phillip and Amie WOODHOUSE, was born in Kansas, Aug. 6, 1881. In 1909 she was united in marriage to Clyde MOSS who survives.
Survivors other than the husband are the mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Scott REISE, of Twelve Mile, two sisters, Mrs. Goldie BENEFIEL, of Logansport, and Mrs. Fay COLSON, of Twelve Mile, one brother, Charles REISE, of Indianapolis, and one niece Hilda BENEFIEL, who made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Moss.
Funeral services will be held Monday afteroon at two p.m. at the Corinth Brethren church near Twelve Mile, with Rev. SPACHT officiating. Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Mrs. A. L. BRAMAN has received word from Fort Wayne of the death of her brother-in-law, John E. ANDERSON of that place, who died Friday afternoon. Mr. Anderson was born and raised in the Talma community where he moved 18 years ago. Funeral services will be held at Mentone Baptist church Monday at 1:30 and burial will be made in the Reichter grave yard, [northeast] of Rochester.

Monday, December 8, 1930

Mrs. Jack SCHINDLER has received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. John CALENTINE, 43, who died last Friday at her home in So. Bend following an illness of four months. Funeral services will be held in the Wesleyan Methodist church in South Bend, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in Highland cemetery.

Tuesday, December 9, 1930

Charles E. JOHNSON, 66, well known resident of Athens, died at 7:30 Tuesday morning, following a year's illness. Death was due to dropsy and complications of diseases.
The deceased was born in Fulton County on March 25, 1864, the son of Jack and Elizabeth JOHNSON. All of his life had been spent in this community with the exception of a few years during which time he lived in Culver. On January 14, 1888 he was married to Laura NICODEMUS. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Moose lodge and Athens United Brethren Church.
Survivors are his wife and eleven children: Mrs. Carl MILLER and Mrs. Gilbert TRACY, of Illinois; Mrs. Harold THOMAS, Rochester; Mrs. Lucy ALLISON, Oregon; Mrs. Ina PIPER, Atwood; Mrs. Raymond YEADER, of Monticello; Maggie [JOHNSON], and Lucile [JOHNSON], of Akron; Emerson [JOHNSON], at home; Everett [JOHNSON], Deer Park, Washington; Walter [JOHNSON], Wisconsin and Newton [JOHNSON], of South Bend. Two sisters, Mrs. Jack EASTERDAY, of Rochester, and Mrs. Mary ALLEN, of Macy, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Athens U.B. Church. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Wednesday, December 10, 1930

Grant CACA, aged 65, prominent business man of Noblesville, who has spent his summers at Lake Manitou for the past 30 years and who is the owner of a cottage in Mitchell Park on the west side of the lake died in a hospital at Noblesville Monday friends in this city have been advised. Mr. Caca had been ill but a few days. He was the owner of a chain of flour mills in central Indiana. The widow and five children survive.

James N. WILSON, 88, former resident of Fulton county, passed away at his home in Glendale, California, on Dec. 7th, according to word received today by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Elisha WILSON, of this city.
James N., son of Thos. M. and Mary WILSON, was born Dec. 22, 1842, on a farm near Rochester, where he spent his boyhood days. The deceased who was a veteran of the civil war left this vicinity soon after peace was declared and for several years resided in Iowa. Later Mr. Wilson moved to Washington and then to California after retiring from active business. Surviving him are the widow, two sons, Henry WILSON, of Rockford, Wash., and Fred WILSON, of Spokane, Wash, and seven daughters, Mrs. Harry ACKER, Santa Monica, Califl; Mrs. Edgar SCHOFIELD, Ronan, Mont.; Mrs. Harvey MOORE, Livingston, Mont.; Mrs. Edwin SCHONIG, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Lloyd CROW, Mapleton, Iowa; Mrs. Gussie KONKRIGHT and Miss Harriett WILSON both of Glendale. Interment was made in the Woodlawn cemetery, Glendora, Calif.

Clark WRIGHT passed away at his home in Delong, Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock. Death was due to heart trouble. Complete details will be carried in tomorrow's News-Sentinel.

Thursday, December 11, 1930

John F. BRYANT, 74, life long resident of the Bethlehem neighborhood, seven miles northeast of Rochester, died at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. Death followed an illness of one year with hardening of the arteries.
Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Louise LARAMORE, and seven children: Howard [BRYANT] and Lester [BRYANT], of Argos; Clinton [BRYANT], of Rochester; Mrs. Grace KISER, of Fort Wayne; John [BRYANT], of the Bethlehem community; Mrs. Laura MOORE, of Akron, and Ted [BRYANT], at home.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Funeral services for Clark WRIGHT, 58, who died Tuesday morning at his home in Delong will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the Leiters Ford chapel. Rev. L. A. GREEN will officiate and burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Mr. Wright had spent most of his life in Marshall, Ill., and had only lived at Delong for a few years. Two years ago he was married to Mrs. Helen BEERWERT.
Surviving are his wife, a brother, Chester [WRIGHT], and a sister, Mrs. Helen HAGER, of Marshall, Ill.

Friday, December 12, 1930

Charles AMBLER of this city has received word of the death of his cousin, Miss Mollie AMBLER, which occurred Thursday at her home in Star City. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 1:30 [sic] at the home. Miss Ambler was well known in this community.

Funeral services for the late John F. BRYANT who died at his home near Athens Thursday morning, will be held from the Church of God at Athens Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Saturday, December 13, 1930

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Bethel Church, three miles east of Akron for Harry McINTYRE, age 61, who passed away at his home east of Akron Friday morning. Mr. McIntyre suffered an attack of heart trouble and died within a few seconds.
Harry, son of John and Elizabeth McINTYRE, was born in Oakland City, Indiana, September 11, 1869. He has lived in the Akron community for fifteen years, coming there from Goshen. He followed the occupation of farming and was a member of the detective association of Silver Lake.
Survivors are the wife, one foster-daughter, Mrs. George WAECHTER of Huntington, Indiana, and two foster-grandchildren.
Rev. Lee HILL, pastor of the Bethel church will officiate at the services and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. James HINES, Sr., 86, died at her home four miles south of Kewanna Friday at 10:30 o'clock. She had been in failing health for several months and her condition had been critical for the last few weeks. Her death was due to complications. Surviving her are three sons and five daughters.

Rochester friends and relatives of Delbert HARTER, 53, a prominent farmer residing east of Mexico, received word of his death which occurred Thursday. The deceased was well known throughout Miami county and the southern sections of Fulton county, and had often visited friends in this city. Funeral services will be held at Mexico, Sunday afternoon with the Rev. C. S. DAVISSON, of this city officiating.

Monday, December 15, 1930

Thomas Jameson DuBOIS, aged 67, who was known to his life-long friends as Tom [DuBOIS], a resident of this county for practically all of his life, died Saturday evening at 5:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary CLEMANS, near Hoovers, in Cass County. Death was caused by heart trouble from which disease Mr. DuBois had suffered for several years. He was critically ill but one day.
Mr. DuBois was born on a farm in Bethlehem township, Cass county, Nov. 9, 1863, and was one of the three children born to Willhelmus and Hannah M. DuBOIS. He received his education in the schools of Cass and Fulton counties, and on Nov. 15, 1885, married Clara Bell ROSS, of Macy, who preceded him in death March 17, 1912.
After his marriage Mr. DuBois moved to a farm two and a half miles southeast of Green Oak

where he continued to reside until his death. He was visiting with his daughter when the fatal attack occurred. By occupation the deceased was a farmer.
Mr. DuBois was a republican and was twice honored by his party by being elected recorder of Fulton county in 1906 and by being named county road superintendent in 1926, which position he was forced to resign because of ill health in 1928. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Green Oak.
Survivors are three sons, Howard W. [DuBOIS], Oren K. [DuBOIS] and William R. [DuBOIS], of Rochester, three daughters, Mrs. Mable GEYER, of Denver, Mrs. Ethel DUEY of Rochester, and Mrs. Mary CLEMANS of Hoovers, a brother William [DuBOIS], of Huntington, and seven grandchildren. A son, Clarence Ray [DuBOIS], died Sept. 28, 1911.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Norton Chapel which is located two and a half miles south of Green Oak on Federal Road 31 at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The services will be in charge of Rev. Thomas JOHNS, pastor of the Christian church at Mentone. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Macy.

Mrs. Thurman SMITH, 60, a life-long resident of Henry township, died at two o'clock Monday at her home four miles northwest of Akron, death being due to bronchial asthma. Mrs. Smith had been in ill health for several years but her condition had only been regarded as serious the past two weeks.
The deceased was born on a farm west of Akron, Dec. 27, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan CLEMANS. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Thurman SMITH. She was a member of the Athens United Brethren church, having united when 16 years of age.
Surviving are her husband, one son, Ralph [SMITH], of Lansing, Mich.; five daughters, Mrs. Glen MERLEY, of Akron; Mrs. Grace SHIMER, Columbia City; Mrs. Blanche BACON, Plymouth; Mrs. Lena ALSPACH, Talma, and Mrs. Hazel CARTER, of Edgerton, Wis.; a brother, Tom CLEMANS, north of Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Eva ESHELMAN, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at the Athens United Brethren church with Rev. LONGENBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.

Mrs. Omar LONG, aged 51, who lives on a farm three miles southwest of Argos, died Saturday evening in the Kelley Hospital at Argos of injuries sustained in an automobile crash at 5:45 o'clock. Mrs. Maude WHITTED of South Bend, formerly of Argos, and Mrs. Edward SOUTH, also of Argos, were seriously injured in the accident. Mrs. Smith and Mrs.Whitted are patients in the Kelley hospital at Argos, where they were taken after the crash.
Mrs. Long whose death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage was riding with Mrs. Smith in her Pontiac coach in which machine Betty [SMITH], a daughter of Mrs. Smith, was also a passenger. They were enroute home from Plymouth where they had spent the afternoon shopping.
Mrs. Whitted was returning to her home in South Bend from Argos in her Graham-Paite sedan at the time of the crash. At a point four miles north of Argos on Federal Road 31 the bright lights of both cars and a blinding snow storm caused the drivers to swerve and skid on the wet pavement. The machines collided headon.
Rex RISHER of South Bend recently appointed a lieutenant of the state police who was on his way to his home was the first person to arrive at the scene of the accident. With Lieut Risher were P. O'NEIL, security commissioner, Robert CODD, assistant secretary of state, and Mrs. Clara SCHMOK, private secretary to Secretary of State Frank MAYR, who were enroute to South Bend for the week-end.
Lieut Risher immediately took charge and saw that the victims were removed to the hospital at Argos in an ambulance. Mrs. Long was wedged under the cowl of the car so terrific was the force of the headon collision. It was with considerable difficulty that her body was extricated and moved to the ambulance.
At the hospital it was found that Mrs. Long's chest had been crushed, both of her limbs had been fractured at the knees and that she had received many cuts on the head, one of which required 40 stitches to close. This cut had practically scalped her. Mrs. Long lived only an hour after she was taken to the hospital.
Mrs. Whitted was badly cut about the head and has a bruised chest. Her condition is considered serious. An x-ray picture is to be taken this evening to determine the extent of her internal injuries. Mrs. Smith was badly bruised about the head and shoulders but her injuries are not considered serious. Betty [SMITH], daughter of Mrs. Smith was the lucky victim of the accident. She was riding in the back seat of her mother's car and after the crash was thrown over the front seat on the head of Mrs. Long. The child was not injured.
Mrs. Long is a daughter of Mrs. Henry ALDERFER of near Tiosa, while Mrs. Whitted is a sister of Mrs. Bert VanDIEN, of this city. The cars in which the women were riding were practically demolished. Coroner Ralph JOHNSON of Plymouth, was called and will hold a public inquest as soon as the condition of the victims now in the Kelly Hospital will permit of their being interrogeted.

Tuesday, December 16, 1930

Mrs. Clyde SOUDER, 52, four miles southwest of Rochester, died at 1:30 Tuesday morning at the Irene Byron Sanitarium in Fort Wayne, following an illness of several months with tuberculosis. Mrs. Souder had been a patient at the sanitarium for the past five weeks.
The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George DeMONT and was born near Rochester, Aug. 25, 1878. On Dec. 23, 1897, she was married to Clyde SOUDER. She was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving are husband, six daughters, Hazel LOLMAUGH, of Edwardsburg, Mich.; Susie STEPHENS, Plymouth; Mabel McKAY, Mishawaka; Helen MORRIS, Rochester; Grace [SOUDER] and Eva [SOUDER], at home; four sons, Forrest [SOUDER], of Edwardsburg, Mich.; Donald [SOUDER] and Martin [SOUDER], of South Bend and John [SOUDER], at home. A brother, Earl DeMONT, lives in Argos.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's paper.

Funeral services for Mrs. Omar LONG, who was killed in an auto accident Saturday night four miles north of Argos, were largely attended this afternoon at the Richland Center Church. Rev. Albert VERMILLION, of Montezuma, a friend of the family officiated. Burial was made in the cemetery at Richland Center. Many beautiful flower offerings were sent by friends of the dead woman. The Long home is located three miles southwest of Argos. The other two victims of the accident, Mrs. Ed. SMITH of Argos with whom Mrs. Long was riding, and Mrs. Maude WHITTED of South Bend, are improving rapidly at the Kelley Hospital in Argos, where they were taken after the crash. Their injuries are not as serious as it was at first believed. Mrs. Whitted's nose was broken.

Charles Edgar JOHNSON, son of Jack and Elizabeth JOHNSON, was born near Rochester, Ind., March, 25 1866, and died Dec. 9, 1930. In the year 1888 he was united in marriage to Lauretta NICODEMUS. To this union 14 children were born, three having died in infancy. All of his life had been spent in this community. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, No. 1107.
He leaves to mourn their loss a loving wife and eleven children, Walter [JOHNSON], of Holcomb, Wis.; Vida TRACY, of Huntley, Ill.; Vada MILLER, Syracuse, Ill., Lucy ELLIS, Salem, Ore.; Everett [JOHNSON], Deerpark, Wash.; Ina FIFER, Atwood; Newton [JOHNSON], South Bend; Iduma YEATER, Monticello; Maggie BADLE and Lucile THOMAS, Akron, Ind., and Emerson [JOHNSON]] at home. Also 41 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Lucille EASTERDAY, of Rochester, and Etta ALLEN, of Macy, Ind., and one cousin, Essie FOOR, of Rochester, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Wednesday, December 17, 1930

Funeral services for Mrs. Clyde SOUDER, who died Tuesday morning at a sanitarium in Fort Wayne, will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the Christian church. Rev. W. C. ASCHENHORT, of Flora, will officiate.

Thursday, December 18, 1930

Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Culver Evangelical church for Mrs. Mary CASTLEMAN, aged 68, wife of William CASTLEMAN, who lived on a farm near Culver and who died Tuesday morning following a heart attack. Burial was made in the Culver cemetery. The deceased had a number of relatives in this county.

Word has been received in Argos of the death of Erastus HESS, former resident of that place, which took place at his home in Marysville, California. No details were given in the message to relatives, only that the body will be returned to Argos for burial. Mrs. Francis KAMP, of Argos, is a daughter.

Charles BUNNELL, 60, well known farmer of the Chili community, died at 7:15 Thursday morning. Death followed an illness of four months with complications of diseases.
The deceased was born in Ohio, August 7, 1870, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John BUNNELL. Eleven years ago he moved from Ohio to a farm near Chili. He was a member of the Chili Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Dorothy FISHER, and the following children: Mrs. London IMHOFF, Akron; Mrs. Cleo MUSSELMAN and Mrs. Lois DOUD, of Chili; Mrs. Golda TOMBAUGH, Gilead; and Roy BUNNELL, of Gilead. There are six grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have been made. [sic]

Friday, December 19, 1930

Mrs. Daniel M. HART, 66, former resident of this community, died Thursday night at 12:30 at her home three and one-half miles southeast of Plymouth. Death followed an illness of several months with complications of diseases.

Martha E. [WILEY], daughter of Washington and Miranda WILEY, was born at Palestine, Ind., on January 18, 1864. On March 8, 1883 she was married to Daniel HART and most of their married life was spent in Fulton county. Four years ago the Hart family moved from Rochester to a farm in Marshall County. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, Dick [HART], of Plymouth, and Ned [HART], of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Don MERLEY, of Akron, and Mrs. Joe HENNABERRY, of Woodward, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Church of God in Rochester. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Saturday, December 20, 1930

Henry L. FOGLESONG, 60, for many years a resident of Rochester, died at eight o'clock Friday night at the Frain Hotel in Winamac. Death followed an illness of two weeks with uremic poison. Mr. Foglesong had been manager of the Frain Hotel for the past seven years and moved to that place from this city.
The deceased was born on a farm south of Logansport on June 19, 1861. When a young man he was engaged in teaching school and later was engaged as a traveling salesman. Before moving to Winamac he operated a restaurant here for several years. Mr. Foglesong was a member of the Masonic Lodge here.
Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Marcia WHITTENBERGER; a daughter, Mrs. Earl KARN, of Jackson, Michigan; two sons, Fred [FOGLESONG], of Columbus, Ohio, and Harry [FOGLESONG], of Winamac. Seven grandchildren, a brother, William [FOGLESONG], in California, and a sister, Mrs. Sade BACKUS, of Logansport, also survive.
Short services will be held at 12:30 Monday at the Frain Hotel, after which the body will be brought to Rochester where services will be conducted at two o'clock at the Presbyterian church. Rev. CLOUD, of Winamac, will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, December 22, 1930

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church this afternoon for the late Henry FOGLESONG, of Winamac, a former resident of this city. He died Friday night after a short illness. The Masonic lodge of this city, of which order the deceased was a member had charge of the services. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Margaret Catherine EWING, 68 years of age, well known resident of this city, died at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Death was due to a complication of diseases.
The deceased [Margaret Catherine NICODEMUS] was born in Henry county, Ind., Sept. 23, 1862, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret NICODEMUS. They moved to this county when she was a small girl and she spent the rest of her life here in this community. She was married Feb. 18, 1882, and to this union five children were born, Edith Grace [EWING] preceding her in death in 1905.
Surviving are two sons, Delbert [EWING] and Joseph [EWING], of Rochester, and two daughters, Marie [EWING], of Rochester, and Mrs. Bertha KADER, of Fort Myers, Fla. Six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Florence BIGGS, of South Bend, Mrs. Laura JOHNSON, of Athens, and three brothers, Phillip [NICODEMUS] of Peru, Tine [NICODEMUS], of Macy, and Tom [NICODEMUS], of Spokane, Wash.
She was a faithful member of the Baptist church of this city, the Eastern Star and Rebekah lodges.
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Argus BALL, 46, a farmer residing northeast of Akron, died at Woodlawn hospital here at 5 o'clock Sunday morning from injuries received at five o'clock Saturday evening when he was struck by an automobile, owned and driven by Leroy LEONARD, a stockbuyer of Silver Lake. Ball, who was unconscious from the time of the accident until his death received a fractured right leg and internal injuries.
Late Saturday afternoon Ball accompanied by his two sons Glen [BALL] and Junior [BALL], motored to the home of his father-in-law, George BROWN, near Talma, where they procured a hog and placed it in a trailer and started homeward. When they approached Silver Lake road, Mr. Ball discovered he had lost the trailer. Driving his car into the MADOX driveway Ball and his sons walked back over the route a short distance where they found the missing vehicle.
With the father pulling and the two boys pushing the unlighted trailer they started westward, along the left side of the road toward the Maddox home. At this time a car driven by Leroy Leonard, heading eastward toward Silver Lake approached the trio and before a warning given by the father to swing the trailer to the right side of the road could be heeded the machine had crashed into the trailer and struck Mr. Ball with such force as to knock him to the side of the road. The two boys who were at the rear of the trailer sprang to the side of the road and escaped injury.
Mr. Leonard, an ex-state senator of Kosciusko-Whitley counties and who is a brother of Mrs. Clarence VIERS, of this city, immediately brought the injured Akron man to Woodlawn hospital where he passed away early Sunday morning.
The accident victim, a son of Thos. and Laura BALL, was born on the farm 6-1/2 miles northeast of Akron where he had always resided. Several years ago Mr. Ball was united in marriage to Mrs. Nellie BROWN PARKER, who survives with the following children and relatives: three sons, Elzie [BALL], Glen [BALL] and Junior [BALL] at home, two daughters, Katherine [BALL] and Mildred [BALL]; two step-children, Harold [PARKER] and Fern PARKER, and a sister, Mrs. Percy HELSER, of Silver Lake. The deceased was a member of the Church of God and the Gleaners Lodge at Akron.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Dale OLDHAM will be held at the Church of God in Akron, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, December 23, 1930

Friends in this city received word this morning of the death of Mrs. Elsie McCRACKEN, 2232 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Indianapolis, which occurred in a hospital at Indianapolis at 10:30 last night. Mrs. McCracken died following an operation for a tumor which was performed last Saturday and from which operation the deceased never rallied. Mrs. McCracken for many years spent the summers at Lake Manitou.

Wednesday, December 24, 1930

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Thursday, December 25, 1930

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Friday, December 26, 1930

Mrs. William [Nellie BROADSWORD STREET] WILSON, 68, life-long resident of Union township, passed away at her home on North Toner Street, Kewanna, 7:15 oclock Thursday evening after an illness of several weeks which took a most serious turn for the worse ten days ago when the deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Wilson, who was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. A. C. CARPENTER, of Lima, Ohio; a step-son, Walter WILSON, county surveyor, of Rochester, and two brothers, Chas. BROADSWORD, of Kewanna and William BROADSWORD, of Dayton, Ohio.

Mrs. George METZGER, age 54 years, passed away at her home 4-1/2 miles north of Rochester at five o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to carcinoma after an illness of eighteen months.
Martha Alice [WRIGHT], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Soloman WRIGHT, was born in North Carolina, April 13, 1876. She was united in marriage to George METZGER in 1924 and is a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors are the following: Rosie BALLARD of Morristown, Tennessee, Myrtle SMITH of Frankfort, Indiana, Mary SMITH of Rochester, two half-sisters, Elizabeth [GREEN] and Belle GREEN of Wayne, North Carolina, one brother, Clayton GREEN of Humcott, North Carolina and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at Foster's chapel with Rev. J. B. GLEASON, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tragedy married the Christmas festivities of one Fulton county home shortly before 11 o'clock Christmas morning when Lee BENNETT, 47, who resides 3 miles northwest of Kewanna received fatal injuries in an auto crash and passed away while enroute to Woodlawn hospital, this city. Mr. Bennett, who is a section hand in the employee of the Pennsylvania railroad died from a fracture to the left side of his skull.
Bennett, who was going to his home from Kewanna, was accompanied by his step-daughter, Mrs. Albert BALDWIN and three children, Albertus [BALDWIN] 6, Dorothy [BALDWIN], 3, Junior [BALDWIN], 3, and on his own lap was riding his 10-month-old daughter, Beverly Ann [BENNETT]. The entire party was riding in a Model A ford roadster enroute to the Bennett home where a Christmas dinner awaited them.
Just after the section man had driven his car westward across railroad tracks he turned out to meet an eastbound auto and in attempting to bring his own car back into the highway the steering wheel was turned too far resulting in the car speeding diagonally across the road and crashing into a high tension telegraph pole with such impact that the pole was broken into three places. Bennett and his infant daughter were thrown completely out of the machine and it is thought the father's body bore the entire brunt of the fall as the baby was uninjured. Mrs. Baldwin received a broken collar bone and her three small children suffered severe bruises and possibly internal injuries. The Baldwin children were brought to the Rochester hospital today where x-ray examinations will be made.
The crash victim has been a resident of Kewanna vicinity for a number of years and is well known throughout the western part of Fulton county. He is survived by the widow, a son, Carl [BENNETT], of South Bend, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Albert BALDWIN, of Kewanna. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Saturday, December 27, 1930

Funeral services for the late Lee BENNETT, who was killed in an automobile accident north of Kewanna at 11 o'clock Christmas morning, were held at the home three miles northwest of Kewanna Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. F. G. BULGER, pastor of the Kewanna Christian church officiated and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery east of Kewanna.

Within less than 36 hours after the accidental death of a Union township resident, the life of Lefever "Lafe" DuBOIS, 52, another Fulton county man, was instantly snuffed out when he was struck by a Logansport motorist while walking along State Road 25, at 7 o'clock Friday evening. The victim's death occurred within a quarter of a mile from the DuBois home where his mother, Mrs. George DuBOIS, met a like fate in the fall of 1929 when she was struck by an auto while attempting to cross the highway in front of her home, to get the evening mail.
According to Rex DuBOIS, who resides with his brother on the DuBois homestead, 4 miles south of this city, "Lafe" had gone to the Ross HOWELL home, a quarter of a mile south of the DuBois farm, to solicit Howell's aid in butchering which was to have been started Saturday morning. DuBois was walking along the east side of the pavement on his return home when a northward bound auto driven by Raymond BUMPAS, 18, of Logansport, crashed into him.
Bumpas, who was enroute to Plymouth, immediately stopped his car and summoned assistance from Harry JEWELL, who resides near the scene of the accident and they brought the injured man into Woodlawn hospital where it was found he had died while on the way to this city.
Bumpas, when interviewed by County Coroner A. E. STINSON, stated his vision of the roadway was blinded by the lights of a southbound Indiana motor bus which he met at the time of the accident. The victim's injuries consisted of a fracture of the skull and both legs were broken. Death, it is believed, resulted within a few moments following the collision.
M. Lefever [DuBOIS], son of George W. and Amy E. DuBOIS, was born on a farm in Cass county, May 17, 1878, and moved to this county with his parents when quite young. After graduating from the Fulton county schools DuBois was employed as a traveling salesman and later followed the occupation of farming having resided on the DuBois homestead south of this city for a number of years. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Rex [DuBOIS], at home; Don [DuBOIS] of Mishawaka; Fred H. [DuBOIS] and Dwight [DuBOIS] of Kewanna; Mrs. A. E. BABCOCK and Mrs. L. M. SHOEMAKER, also of Kewanna.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. B. GLEASON will be held at the DuBois home, four miles south of this city, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, December 29, 1930

Ray R. NEWELL, 47, a life long resident of Fulton County passed away at his home 213 North Main street, this city at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning, death resulting from a complication of diseases from which he had been in ill health for the past eight months.
The deceased for the past five years was in charge of the State auto license agency in Rochester and for a number of years was a traveling salesman. Mr. Newell was a graduate of the Rochester Normal College and a member of the Masonic lodge and had made a wide acquaintance of friends throughout northern Indiana.
Raymond Robert [NEWELL], son of Robert W. and Ellen NEWELL, was born five miles east of Rochester on June 3, 1883. He was united in marriage to Maggie M. URSCHEL, July 5, 1905. Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth STEVENS of this city; Mary [NEWELL] at home; one son, Harry [NEWELL], at home; a brother Manford NEWELL, of South Bend and a sister, Mrs. William KEIM, of this city.
Funeral services in charge of the Masonic lodge will be held at the Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

William Edward HETTINGER, aged 20, of Winamac, died at Woodlawn Hospital early this morning from a blood clot in the arteries which supply the bowels with blood. The youth died a short time after he was brought here. He was taken ill last night. Little could be learned of his life other than that he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John HETTINGER.

Tuesday, December 30, 1930 and Wednesday, December 31, 1930

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