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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1934

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The News-Sentinel

1934

Tuesday, January 2, 1934

Wilson ROUDEBUSH, 67, a bachelor, residing at the home of his brother, Harvey [ROUDEBUSH], three miles southeast of Fulton, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Monday. Death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered three weeks ago. The deceased was well known throughout the southern sections of Fulton county and had been in ill health for some time.
William, son of John and Susan ROUDEBUSH was born on a farm in Kosciusko county on September 24th, 1867. Mr. Roudebush had been a resident of Fulton county for practically all of his life and was engaged in the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. Surviving are the brother, Harvey and two nieces, Genevieve [YOUNG] and Annabelle YOUNG of Ft.Wayne.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will be held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at the Fulton Baptist Church. Burial will be made in the Metea cemetery.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Christian Church at Argos with the Rev. Paul REISEN and Rev. Cecil CLAYBAUGH in charge for William GORDON, aged 85, who died last Friday evening after a long illness. Burial was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.
Mr. Gordon had resided on farms in Fulton and Marshall counties all of his life. He was born near Argos on May 30, 1848. At one time he lived near Tiosa. Last winter, because of ill health he moved to Argos to reside. At one time Mr. Gordon was the trustee of Walnut township in Marshall county.
Survivors are the widow, who was Eliza SPENCER and whom he married in 1869, three sons, John [GORDON] and Charles [GORDON], Argos and Elery [GORDON], Plymouth; three daughters, Mrs. Blanche EILER, Cicero, and Mrs. Mohler RITTER and Mrs. Myrtle FREED of Detroit, Michigan.

Wednesday, January 3, 1934

Charles DRUDGE, aged 64, well known and wealthy Newcastle township farmer died at 6 o'clock last night in the Woodlawn Hospital from cancer and kidney trouble. Death followed an illness of several months duration. Mr. Drudge was taken to the hospital last Saturday but his condition was such that an operation was deemed inadvisable.
Mr. Drudge was born on a farm in Newcastle township near where he has resided for the past 50 years. Mr. Drudge lived on Rural Route 2 eight miles northeast of this city. He at one time bought stock and was well known by farmers of the county through this business. He also was interested in a bank at Akron for a number of years.
The deceased was the son of Jerry and Emaline DRUDGE. He was born on December 13, 1869. He had lived on farms in Fulton county all of his life except for 18 months, two years ago when he lived in Rochester. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are the widow who was Ella MOORE and whom he married on September 3, 1890, three children Mrs. Ralph LUKENS, Disko, Wilson DRUDGE who resides on a farm in Newcastle township and Mrs. John DAWSON of Akron, a brother Amos DRUDGE of this city and a sister, Mrs. Herman METZLER also of Rochester, an uncle B. E. ZOLMAN, Talma, and an aunt Mrs. Ella DRUDGE of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church at Athens at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. T. J. STOVALL pastor of the Methodist Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens. The cortege will leave the Drudge home for the church at 1 p.m.

Friends in this city received word today of the death of Arthur GOSS, aged 49, a former resident of this city which occurred at his home in Carbondale, Ill., last night. The message stated that death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Goss' mother Mrs. Martha SEYMOUR is now visiting at the home of her brother Byron GOSS and other relatives of the deceased were out of the city today so little could be learned about the life of Mr. Goss.
At the time of his death he was the field representative for the Chevrolet Motor Company at Carbondale. He was graduated from the Rochester High School.
After graduation he learned pharmacy under the late Alex RUH. Later he was engaged in the insurance business and was the field representative for large companies in the Northern and eastern states.
Survivors are the mother, widow and two step-children. It is not known as to whether the body will be returned here for burial or not.

Thursday, January 4, 1934

Funeral services for William James SISSEL, aged 75, a former resident of Argos, who died at Valparaiso Monday night will be held from the Umbaugh funeral parlor at Argos at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. Paul RISEN will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Mr. Sissel was born at Wege, Ohio on Nov. 19, 1858, the son of John and Sarah SISSEL. His parents moved to Argos when he was six years of age. Later they moved to a farm four miles south of Argos. Mr. Sissel resided near Argos all of his life until six years ago when he moved to Valparaiso. He was a lawyer.
Survivors are his widow who was Dora FOLKER, a son Elda [SISSEL[, of Argos, a daughter, Mrs. Goldie BARTHOLOMEW, Valparaiso, a sister, Mrs. Frank FISHER, Vandalia, Mich., and two half-brothers, Charles SISSEL, Argos, and Calvin SISSEL, of Vandalia, Mich.

Rochester friends just recently received word of the death of Miss Mary NICHOLAS, which occurred in the Irene Byron Sanitarium, Ft. Wayne, on December 6th. Miss Nicholas was buried at Louisville, Ky. The deceased who was a mute, was a resident of this city for several years, making her home with Mrs. Effie BRACKETT and Mrs. STERNER.
Friday, January 5, 1934

Mrs. Clara LOUDEN, aged 69, who resides on a farm one mile south of Lake Maxinkuckee, died this morning at 10 o'clock. Her husband is Marion LOUDEN. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the home followed by her burial in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Saturday, January 6, 1934

Mrs. Irene BROWN, aged 74, died at her home 413 East Fourteenth Street at 7:45 o'clock Friday evening from a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Brown had been in ill health for the past four months and bedfast for the past two weeks.
The deceased was born in Cass county near Logansport on September 30, 1859 the daughter of Alexander and Martha CHAMP. She had been a resident of this city for the past twenty years moving here from Logansport.
The deceased was married to George E. BROWN of this city in Rochester on April 2, 1890. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Christian Church at Spring Creek.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Frank BROWN who resides on a farm east of the city and Miss Addie CHAMP who made her home with Mrs. Brown, a grandson, Loren BROWN of this city. A daughter Mrs. Delph HAYES preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held from the Christian Church here at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. John WALLENBERG in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friends in this city received word yesterday of the death of Jack Francis WHITE, age 60, a former resident of this city who died at Miami Beach, Florida Thursday night following a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. White for many years spent the summers in a cottage on the east side of Lake Manitou. He had a large circle of friends in this city.
Mr. White who was an actor first came to this city as a member of the HOLDEN COMEDY COMPANY, a theatrical company owned by the late Charles HOLDEN. He toured the country for many years with the Holdens.
Later Mr. White with his wife who was Bernice HOWARD whom he met while a member of the Holden company filled a long vaudeville engagement in a skit which was entitled "Twin Beds." He also engaged in the real estate business in Florida during the land boom in that state.
Mr. White was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge. At the request of the local lodge the Ocean Bay Masonic Lodge of Miami Beach conducted a Masonic funeral for Mr. White this afternoon at Miami Beach.
It is probable that the body will be returned here for burial. Mr. White's mother is interred in the mausoleum here.
Survivors are the widow, a daughter and several brothers and sisters.

Monday, January 8, 1934

Mrs. Mattie CONDON, the wife of H. C. CONDON, local agent for the Nickel Plate R.R. Co., died Sunday morning at three o'clock at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Mrs. Condon was a victim of diabetes and other complications, having been in ill health for the past several months. Her daughter, Mrs. Frankie Kent, of this city was with her at the time of her demise. Mrs. Condon had been a resident of this city throughout her entire life and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the city and county.
Mattie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry WISE was born at Hambert, South Carolina on Aug. 5th, 1867. Mrs. Condon was the last of a family of seven children. On November 9th, 1883, she was united in marriage to H. C. Condon, who survives. They were the parents of seven children, six of whom are living. They are, Mrs. Bernard CLAYTON, of Zionsville, Ind., Mrs. William YOUNG, of Schukel Haven, Penn.; Mrs. Howard BARTLETT, of Greenwood, Mrs. Frankie KENT, of Rochester, Joseph CONDON and Walter CONDON, of Portland, Oregon.
The body arrived at the home 1300 South Madison street Monday afternoon. Friends may call at the home to view the body Tuesday or Wednesday up until the hour of the funeral.
Services in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home, and interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery.

Mrs. Amanda J. NORRIS, aged 60, who was better known to her many friends as Dolly DUCKER, died at her home, three miles east of the city on Road 14 at 6 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was due to a heart attack which was superinduced by an illness of one week due to influenza.
The deceased was born on October 29, 1873 in a farm house just across the road from where she lived at the time of her death. Her parents were Oldridge and Mary DUCKER. She had lived in Fulton county all of her life time.
Mrs. Norris was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Norris was commonly known by her friends under the name of Dolly DUCKER. She refused to become modern as to means of transportation but adhered to the old mode of travel, the horse and buggy. Her black horse and steel tired buggy was a familiar sight to persons of this city.
Survivors are a brother Elzie DUCKER, a foster brother Charles HUDNELL, step-son Lloyd NORRIS and a step-daughter Mrs. Jane WINBIGLER. A brother Milo (DUCKER] died in infancy.
The funeral services will be held from the Rochester Methodist Church at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may view the body in the home until the hour of the funeral.

Henry Mervin DAY, aged 55, formerly a resident of Liberty township, passed away Sunday at his home in Augusta, Ga., following an illness of three weeks from heart trouble and other complications. The deceased resided on a farm three miles south of Fulton for a period of 24 years and then removed to the South with his family.
Henry Mervin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion DAY was born on the Ed BUCHANAN farm near Fulton in the year of 1879, where he followed the occupation of farming. Survivors are the wife, two step-daughters, three brothers, Martin (DAY] of Plymouth, Frank [DAY] of Winamac, William [DAY] of Texas, and three sisters, Mrs. S. K. REED, of near Fulton, Mrs.
Crete SWICK of Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held in Augusta and burial will be made there.

Mrs. Dorothy GOOD, aged 53, died at her home 302 Jefferson Street at 5 o'clock Sunday morning from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Good had been in ill health over a number of years and bedfast for the past month.
The deceased was born in Rochester in the very house in which she died on June 22, 1880 the daughter of J. F. FROMM and his wife, nee Elese CORNELIUS. She has been a life-long resident of this city excepting for four years which she spent in Germany. She was married to Mr. I. N. GOOD of this city on Feb. 12, 1907. Mrs. Good was a life-long member of the Lutheran church.
Survivors are her husband, Mr. I. N. Good, two brothers, Mr. Henry FROMM of Rochester and Mr. Fred FROMM of South Bend, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held from the home at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. W. J. SCHROER, Lutheran pastor, in charge. Burial will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Quite a number of memorial wreaths have been established in her honor and memory. If any one wishes to establish a wreath kindly call 283-M.

Henry RITTER, aged 80, a resident of Macy for many years, died Monday morning at the Odd Fellows Home at Greensburg, officers of the Macy I.O.O.F. Lodge, of which organization the deceased was a member, have been informed. The deceased was a bachelor. His only survivor is a niece, Mrs. Noah TRACY of Macy. The body will be returned to Macy probably Tuesday with burial services Wednesday in charge of the Macy Odd Fellows Lodge. Mr. Ritter was a member of the Macy Christian Church.

Tuesday, January 9, 1934

Henry FREESE, aged 69, who lives on a farm one mile west of Argos on Road 10, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning in the Kelly Hospital from shock caused by the recent amputation of a foot.
Mr. Freese had been in ill health for a year. Blood poisoning developed in one of his feet several weeks ago and it was deemed necessary to remove the member.
The deceased was born on a farm in Marshall county on February 29, 1864. His parents were William and Sarah FREESE. He has resided on farms near Argos all of his life.
Survivors are the widow who was Mary PAISER and whom he married 38 years ago, two sons Charles [FREESE[, Culver, and Chester [FREESE], Argos, three daughters, Mrs. Pearl SAVAGE, Culver, Mrs. Mabel PRICE, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Blanche ALDERFER, Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Argos Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Paul REISEN in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery near Argos.

Wednesday, January 10, 1934

[no obits]

Thursday, January 11, 1934

Mrs. Arthur BRUBAKER, aged 61, one of the best known and highly respected residents of the city and who has been very prominent in civic and social activities of the city during her entire lifetime died at 5:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at her home 1115 South Monroe Street after a weeks illness due to pneumonia.
The deceased (Lillie D. ALSPACH) was born on a farm south of the city on Novemer 16, 1872. Her parents were Oliver and Minerva ALSPACH. Mrs. Brubaker was a member of the Rebekah and Pythian Sisters lodges and the Past Chief's Clubs. She was also a member of the Baptist Church of this city.
Survivors are her husband Arthur BRUBAKER whom she married in this city on February 23, 1892 a daughter Ethel SNAPP of this city, three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Charles RICHARDSON of this city, Mrs. Mollie CLEMENS of Macy, Mrs. Scott WHITTMORE, Pulaski, N.Y., and Eli ALSPACH of Peru.
The funeral services will be conducted from the home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. B. G. FIELDS pastor of the local Baptist Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

A pioneer resident of Argos and Tiosa neighborhood, Mrs. Susanna WALLACE, aged 88, passed away at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mattie MULLEN, of Argos. Mrs. Wallace had been in ill health for over a year, however her condition was not regarded as serious until last Thursday when she suffered a stroke of paralysis. The aged lady had resided with her daughter in Argos for the past 29 years.
Susanna, daughter of John and Elizabeth CORMICAN was born in Decatur county, Ind., and when still a small girl settled in the Tiosa community where she resided for the major portion of her life. Her husband Henry WALLACE preceded in death 45 years ago. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Tiosa United Brethren Church, of Fulton [sic]. [Survivors] three daughters, Mrs. Sarah GORDON of Claypool, Ind., Mrs. Flora AILER, of Rochester, Mrs. Mattie MULLEN, of Argos, and a brother, Theodore CORMICAN of Tippecanoe.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Paul REISEN will be held at the Argos Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Friday, January 12, 1934

Charles KEIM who resides on a farm near Green Oak, has received word of the death of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Otto CAPLE, aged 80, which occurred at her home in Miami, Florida, Wednesday night. Death was due to injuries which the aged lady received in a fall on December 1. Mrs. Keim had left by motor for Miami on Tuesday but failed to reach the bedside of her mother before she passed away. Mrs. Caple was born in Bowling Green, Ohio. She lived in this county for 30 years. For many years the deceased with her husband resided on West Eleventh Street. In 1914 she moved to Miami to live. Survivors are two sons, John CAPLE, Miami, and Harry (CAPLE], Pasadena, Cal., and two daughters, Mrs. KEIM and Mrs. Ruth DELGADO, Ponco, P.R. Mr. Caple died two years ago. Mrs. Caple had a large number of friends and relatives in this city. Burial will be made at Miami.

Saturday, January 13, 1934

Rochester friends received word of the death of Harry WANGELIN, which occurred at his home in Indianapolis Saturday morning. Mr. Wangelin had been in ill health for the past several months. The deceased with his wife and daughter often spent their summer vacations at Lake Manitou, where they made a wide acquaintance of friends. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at three o'clock in Indianapolis.

Monday, January 15, 1934

Friends in this city received word Sunday evening of the death of Mrs. Harry STANTON at her home in LaPorte. The deceased, who was well known in this city, has been in ill health for the past year with heart trouble. Mrs. Howard SHAFER and Mrs. Frank STERNER of this city, who are sisters-in-law of the deceased, went to LaPorte immediately. A complete obituary of Mrs. Stanton will be carried in The News-Sentinel Tuesday. This information could not be obtained here today.
Funeral services will be held at LaPorte on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial there.

Miss Addie CHAMP, aged 70, died at 6:45 o'clock this morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank BROWN three miles northeast of Rochester. Death was due to an attack of influenza of one week's duration. The deceased had been in ill health for the past four years.
Miss Champ was the daughter of Alexander and Martha CHAMP and had resided in this county all of her life. She was born on a farm south of the city on June 30, 1863. She had resided in Fulton county all of her life.
The deceased who is a member of the Rochester Christian Church is survived by a sister and a nephew. Another sister, Mrs. George BROWN, died on January 5.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. John WALLENBURG in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mrs. Frank NAGLE, aged 57, who resided in the Emanuel Church neighborhood southeast of Akron died Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock, following a year's illness due to heart trouble.
The deceased (Catherine SAUSAMAN] was born near Akron on February 12, 1876 the daughter of Jacob and Mary SAUSAMAN. She had lived in this county all of her life. Her husband preceded her in death six years ago.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mary KINDIG, Logansport, and Mrs. Verdella MERLEY, Akron and a son by a previous marriage, Fred BANNERLIN, Wabash, a brother Frank SAUSAMAN, Red Oak, Iowa, a half-sister and eight grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Emanuel Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Gaerte Cemetery.

Mrs. Rose O'DAFFER, aged 53, wife of Roy O'DAFFER, died at her home near Wagoner's Station Sunday morning at 7:30 o'clock after a two year's illness due to cancer.
Mrs. O'Daffer died in the same house in which she was born. Her parents were John F. and Sarah (FANSHER) WAGONER. She was born on April 4, 1881.
Mrs. O'Daffer was a member of the Christian Church at Macy of which organization she was an active member. She was married in this city on November 29, 1904.

Survivors are the husband, son DeVaine [O'DAFFER], South Bend, daughter Marilyn [O'DAFFER], at home, sister Mrs. Anna SHADEL, Wagoner's Station and four brothers, William [FANSHER] and Frank [FANSHER] of near Wagoner's Station, Samuel [FANSHER] of Mishawaka and James [FANSHER] of Muskoge, Oklahoma.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian Church at Macy at 1:30 o'clock, Tuesday with the Rev. Ernest LAUGHLIN in charge. Burial will be made in the Plainview Cemetery at Macy.

Wabash, Ind., Jan. 15. - John FULLER, 88 years old, last surviving member of the "Four Johns," died at his home in Roann yesterday.
The "Four Johns" were the last four remaining veterans of the civil war living in Paw Paw township and through their attendance at annual G.A.R. encmpments and other veterans' gatherings had attracted much attention. They were John LOHMAN, John GROSNON, John BUTLER and John FULLER. Three of them died last year.

Tuesday, January 16, 1934

Mrs. Mary Jane LOVE, aged 73, wife of former chief of Police Bruce LOVE, died this morning at 6:30 o'clock at her home, 460 East Ninth street, after an illness dating from October with cancer of the stomach.
The deceased was born in this county on December 18, 1860. She was a daughter of John and Sophia McKITRICK. Mrs. Love had lived in Fulton county during her entire life-time.
On March 18, 1884, the deceased was married in this city to Bruce LOVE. Mrs. Love was an active member of the Woman's Benefit Association and Woman's Relief Corps. She attended the Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband, daughter, Mrs. C. L. REED, Rochester, son Roy B. LOVE, Pittsburgh, Pa., two brothers, E. E. McKITRICK, Columbus, O., and John McKITRICK, Kiowa, Kan., and four sisters, Mrs. Ed DAY, Mrs. Harry CASPER and Mrs. W. O. KILMER, all of this city, and Mrs. Dell ONEATH, Springfield, Mo.
The funeral arrangements as The News-Sentinel went to press had not been completed.

The hour of the funeral of Miss Addie CAMP, who died Monday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank BROWN northeast of the city, is 2:30 p.m. Wednesday instead of 2 p.m. The services will be held from the Christian Church with Rev. John WALLENBURG in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Wednesday, January 17, 1934

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Bruce LOVE who died at her home 460 East Ninth Street, Tuesday morning will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. T. L. STOVALL, pastor of the First Methodist Church will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, January 18, 1934

Rudolph ZELLERS, 78, a life-long resident of the Kewanna community dropped deat at 7 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Minnie BENNETT, who resides three miles northwest of Kewanna on State Road 14. Although Mr. Zellers had been in ill health for the past 15 months his sudden demise came as a severe shock to his relatives and friends. The deceased, who had made his home with his daughter for the past several years, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and Pulaski counties.
Rudolph, son of John and Sarah ZELLERS was born on a farm west of Winamac on February 25th, 1855, and for a long number of years he followed the occupation of farming in the vicinity of Kewanna. His wife, Lucy ZELLERS, preceded in death three years ago. The following children survive: Mrs. Minnie BENNETT, Monroe [ZELLERS] and Howard ZELLERS, all of Union township and Mrs. Dessie AGNEW, of Frankfort, Ind.
Funeral arrangements were not available as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Cliftie Adeline MAXWELL LAHMAN, aged 61, died at her home in Delong at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon after a two weeks illness due to a complication of diseases.
The deceased was born on a farm near Green Oak on April 23, 1872. Her parents were Elias and Mary Ann SQUIRES MAXWELL. Following her marriage on November 7, 1901 to Simon P. LAHMAN she moved to Delong to make her home. Mrs. Lahman was a member of the Reformed Church at Delong.
Survivors are the husband, two sons Clifford [LAHMAN], Delong and Oscar [LAHMAN], Monterey, a daughter, Mrs. A. L. BROADBECK, South Bend, three grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Ida FAULSTITCH, of this city, a half-sister Mrs. Minnie SQUIRES, Kelliher, Minn., and a foster brother Jesse CHURCH of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Monterey Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. M. W. CRIDER.
Burial will be made in the cemetery at Monterey.

Mrs. Nadine BARATTA, aged 40, a former resident of the Walnut community, died in a hospital in Chicago late yesterday relatives have been informed. Death followed an operation which was performed several days ago for appendicitis.
The deceased [Nadine McCOY] was born on a farm near Walnut. Her parents, who died when she was quite young, were James and Elizabeth McCOY. Mrs. Baratta then made her home with her uncle, Samuel BODEY.
Mrs. Baratta after graduation from high school went to Chicago where she took a nurses' training course. She was a nurse in Chicago for a number of years and rose in her profession until she was the chief nurse in a large hospital there. While following her profession she met her husband who is a doctor.
Survivors are the husband, a sister, Mrs. Glenna GURENEZ of Gary, and an uncle, Harry BODEY of Argos. A brother died when he was but seven years of age. A number of other relatives live near Walnut and Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Richland Center church at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. S. L. SHURTE in charge. Burial will be made in the McCoy family lot in the Richland Center cemetery.

Susannah WALLACE, daughter of John and Elizabeth CORMICAN was born in Decatur county, Indiana, November 21, 1845 and departed this life at Argos, Indiana on January 10, 1934, aged 88 years, 1 month and 20 days.
When but three years of age she moved with her parents to Marshall county, Indiana, locating five and one-half miles northeast of Argos, where she spent all her girlhood days. She was one of a family of ten children.

On November 3rd, 1864 she was united in marriage to William H. WALLACE and to this union were born eight children, three who died in infancy and one daughter, Elizabeth SAVAGE died October 30, 1900. The husband passed away July 21, 1888.
When a young woman she united with the Antioch Church located north of Argos, and later upon moving to Tiosa, Indiana, she united with the Brethren Church of that place, and remained a member of the church until her death. She was a consistent Christian who manifested much faith in the power of the Giver of Life.
She was a kind a devoted mother and a thoughtful neighbor, always willing to lend a helping hand wherever she was needed and especially in caring for the sick about her.
She is survived by one son, James A. WALLACE of Fulton, Indiana, three daughters, Sarah BORDEN of Claypool, Indiana, Florence AILER of Rochester, Indiana and Mattie MULLEN of Argos, Indiana; one brother, Theodore CORMICAN of Tippecanoe, Indiana; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the M.E. Church of Argos with Rev. P. A. REISEN officiating. Burial was made at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Friday, January 19, 1934

Mrs. Emery REINHOLD, 69, of Monterey, succumbed at her home in that town at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death resulted from heart trouble after an illness of several months duration. The deceased had a host of friends throughout the western section of this county. She had been a resident of Monterey for the past 40 years.
Mrs. Reinhold, daughter of Charles and Barbara BEEHLER was born in Richland township, Fulton county, Ind., on June 6th, 1864. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Emery REINHOLD, who preceded in death six years ago. Mrs. Reinhold was a member of the Methodist church, of Monterey. Survivors are three children, Valentine REINHOLD and Mrs. Richard OVERMYER, of Monterey and Perrie [REINHOLD]., at home; two brothers Charles BEEHLER, of Culver, and Lewis BEEHLER of Richland township.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at Monterey and burial will be made in the Monterey cemetery.

Mrs. Fred PERSCHBACHER of this city received word yesterday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Maude WHALEN, aged 46, wife of Jerry WHALEN of Logansport which occurred in the St. Joseph Hospital in Logansport Thursday following an illness with pneumonia which developed on January 4. Mrs. Whalen has a number of friends in this city.
Mrs. Whalen was the operator of a beauty parlor at her home in Logansport. She is survived by the husband, four children, Mildred [WHALEN] and June Rose [WHALEN], two sons, Wade [WHALEN] and Jack [WHALEN] all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Emma GILLILAND, Mrs. F. A. PERSCHBACHER of this city.
The body was removed to the Peirce and Easterday funeral home where rites are to be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. E. L. GATES, pastor of the Market street M.E. church, of Logansport, in charge. Interment will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Rudolph ZELLERS who dropped dead Thursday at home of his daughter, Mrs. Minnie BENNETT, who resides 3 miles northwest of Kewanna, on Road 14, will be held from the home of the daughter Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. H. F. BULGER of Kewanna will be in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Bruce Lake.

Saturday, January 20, 1934

Indianapolis, Ind., Jan 20. -- An estate valued at $50,000, consisting of personal property of $40,000 and real estate valued at $10,000 was left by Harry J. WANGELIN, automobile dealer who died Jan 13, under terms of his will probagted Wednesday. Mrs. Nellie D. WANGELIN, the widow, was given the entire estate. The Fletcher Trust Co. was named executor. Mr. Wangelin was owner of the Thirtieth and Central Sales Company.

Monday, January 22, 1934

George O. REED, aged 66, prominent resident of Argos, was found dead Sunday morning in the bathroom of the Bungalow Hotel at Argos. Mr. Reed, who was employed as a clerk in the postoffice at Argos lived at the hotel. Death was due to a heart attack, Coroner Harry DANIELSON of Plymouth held.
The body was found by Lionel BOGGS who is the agent for a number of newspapers at Argos. It had been Mr. Reed's custom to open the postoffice each Sunday morning to give Mr. Boggs his newspapers. Boggs awaited at the postoffice until 7 o'clock and when Mr. Reed did not appear went to the hotel for him.
Mr. Boggs inquired of Jack ZUMBAUGH landlord of the hotel if Mr. Reed had come from his room. Receiving a reply in the negative Boggs went upstairs. When he passed the bathroom he saw the body of Mr. Reed lying on the floor. Death had occurred several hours before the body was found. Mr. Reed had had several attacks of heart trouble.
Mr. Reed was born on a farm near Tiosa on September 3, 1867. He was one of eight children who were born to the marriage of Emanuel and Eva REED. Mr. Reed had resided in Fulton and Marshall counties all of his life. He was married to Meda SHAFER who preceded him in death.
Mr. Reed for many years was employed in banks at Argos. He was cashier of both the Citizens State Bank and the Argos State Bank at Argos. Several years ago because of ill health he resigned his position in a bank and became an insurance agent. Mr. Reed was a staunch democrat and because of his long and faithful service to his party was rewarded by being appointed chief clerk in the Argos postoffice on January 1.
Survivors are three brothers, Howard REED who resides on a farm north of the city in Richland township, Jacob REED of Argos and Lee REED of San Jose, Cal.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Argos at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Paul REISEN in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery near Argos at the side of his wife.

Tuesday, January 23, 1934

Mrs. Dow HAIMBAUGH received word today of the death of her mother Mrs. Lucy SHARP, aged 73, which occurred at her home in Greencastle this morning at 9:30 o'clock. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered in November. The deceased was well known here having visited her daughter on a number of occasions. Mrs. Sharp was born at Princeton and lived there until 1905 when she moved to Greencastle with her husband the late Elmer SHARP who died four years ago so that their children might be able to attend DePauw University. Mrs. Sharp was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors are three daughters Mrs. Thad JONES and Miss Edith SHARP of Greencastle and Mrs. Haimbaugh and three grandchildren. The funeral services will be held from the home at 2:30 o'clock Thursday with the Rev. Ralph MONGER pastor of the Methodist Church at Greencastle in charge. Rev. Monger is a former resident of Delong. Burial will be made at Greencastle.

Wednesday, January 24, 1934

Mrs. James ANDERSON passed away at her home on West Sixth Street at 6:10 Tuesday evening. Death was due to a long illness, the deceased being bedfast for five weeks.
Bessie NOYES was born near Martinsville, Ohio on Novemer 21, 1892, the daughter of William and Mary NOYES. Mrs. Anderson has been a resident in and near Rochester the greater part of her life.
Survivors are her husband, two children by a former marriage, Miss Ethel KERSEY at home, Boyd KERSEY, Spokane, Washington, a brother, L. V. NOYES, Rochester, a sister, Miss Estella NOYES, Foster, Ohio.
The deceased was a member of the U. B. Church and of the Rebekah Lodge. She leaves a large number of friends to mourn her going.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the U. B. Church. Rev. Lorin S. STINE and the Rebekah Lodge will be in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, January 25, 1934

Frederick D. RUH, aged 46, committed suicide this afternoon at 3 o'clock by shooting himself through the heart with a shot gun. The act was committed on the grave of his father the late Alex RUH who died several weeks ago. Mr. Ruh had driven to the cemetery in his Buick car. From appearances he had planned the act before hand. He had been brooding over his father's death and it is believed that during his melancholia he lost his reason temporarily and ended his life. He had used a string and a nail to discharge the shot gun. Mr. Ruh was standing beside his machine when he fired the gun as the steps and the interior of the car were covered with blood. Mr. Ruh then had reeled and fell on his father's grave. Mr. Ruh was associated with his father for many years in the operation of the BLUE DRUG STORE here. He had been in ill health for several years. Survivors include the widow, two children, mother, two brothers and a sister.

Friday, January 26, 1934

Funeral services for Frederick D. RUH will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, at his home 928 South Jefferson Street, with Rev. Benjamin G. FIELD, of the Rochester Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
In the sudden passing of Mr. Ruh Thursday afternoon, the entire community was stunned and grief stricken. The deceased for over a period of 25 years was associated in the pharmacy business in this city with his father, Alexander RUH, who preceded in death last fall. In his business dealings and through his keen interest in all fields of sport, Fred had made a legion of friends not only in Fulton county but throughout central and northern Indiana.
Mr. Ruh during his youth, attained state-wide recognition in scholastic and independent basketball tourneys; later his enthusiasm for out door activities resulted in the attainment of enviable records in golfing and trap-shooting contests.
In the year of 1929, Mr. Ruh was stricken with fatigue neurosis and he spent several months in California in an effort to regain his health. Later he received treatment at both the Mayo and Cleveland hospitals and it was believed upon his return here that he had completely recovered from the disease. However, in 1932 he suffered a reoccurrence of the nervous disorder, and his condition gradually became worse.
Frederick Dunham [RUH], son of Alexander and Ida (SPERLING) RUH was born in Peru, Ind., on Octoer 13, 1887, and when but six months old he removed with his parents to Rochester, where he has since resided. Mr. Ruh attended the Rochester schools and was a graduate of Purdue University in the class of 1908. On October 20th, 1909 he was united in marriage to Edith Brackett WILLIAMS, the ceremony being pronounced in this city. Several years ago he became a co-partner with his father in the operation of the Blue Drug Store and since his father's death he acquired sole-ownership of the pharmacy. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church, the Masonic Order, the Knights of Pythias, the I.O.O.F., the Kiwanis Club, the Rochester Country Club, and the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Survivors are his wife, two children, Frederick [RUH], Jr., 16, Rosanna [RUH], 12; his mother, Mrs. Ida RUH, all of Rochester; a sister Mrs. Lucy PELL, of Brazil, Ind.; and two brothers, Dr. Harold RUH, of Cleveland, Ohio and Donald RUH, of Indianapolis. Alexander RUH , father of the deceased, preceded in death last October.
All members of the immediate family arrived last evening and Friday morning and are with Mrs. Ruh. Miss Marjorie WILLIAMS, of Hollywood, Calif., and Fred WILLIAMS, of Lincoln, Nebraska, were expected to arrive in this city Friday afternoon; they are sister and brother of Mrs. Fred D. RUH. Miss Williams flew from Hollywood to Chicago, where she was due to arrive at noon today and from there she will come to Rochester by auto.

Michael BURKETT, aged 61, died at his home one mile north of Rochester on Road 31, at 6 o'clock Thursday evening, after a four months' illness due to diabetes. The deceased was widely known by farmers of Fulton county.
Mr. Burkett was born on a farm near Burr Oak on August 20, 1872. He was a son of Ephriam and Amanda BURKETT. When he was quite young his parents moved to Fulton county, where Mr. Burkett has since resided.
The deceased was a member of the Grace Methodist Church of this city and the Odd Fellows Lodge at Richland Center. Mr. Burkett was married to Miss Mary DUDGEON in this city on March 8, 1894.
Survivors are the widow and two brothers, William BURKETT and Austin BURKETT, both of this city. Five sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Church at Richland Center. The services will be in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL, assisted by Rev. T. L. SHURTE.
Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery. The members of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct the services at the graveside.

Grass Creek, Ind., Jan. 26. - Mrs. Rhonda BURNS, 67, wife of Isaac BURNS, died unexpectedly from heart disease at her home, four and a half miles southwest of here, last night at 9 o'clock.
Funeral services will be held from the U.B. Church here Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and burial will be made in the local cemetery.
Surviving with the husband are four children, Donald A. [BURNS] and Miss Minnie BURNS at home, James P. [BURNS] and Arthur R. BURNS of Indianapolis, and three brothers, Vincent [LITTLE] and Mark LITTLE of Lucerne and H. LITTLE of Hot Spring, S. D.
The funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth PRICE aged 96, who died at the home of a relative in Logansport Wednesday, were held from a funeral parlor in Logansport today. Interment was made in the Kewanna cemetery.

Saturday, January 27, 1934

Charles W. BRACKETT, 73, well known resident of the Rochester community, died at his country house northwest of Rochester Saturday morning at 8:15 o'clock of heart disease. Mr. Brackett had been ill for about four weeks and gradually grew worse and his death was not unexpected. His wife and daugher, Mrs. Scott BOWEN, were at his side when he passed away.
Mr. Brackett in his more active days was widely known in the Central West as an expert on lumber and he was often called by many of the largest lumber concerns to judge and classify timber. He learned the business in the old lumber firm of BRACKETT & BARRETT here in Rochester where he was employed for 12 years.
Afterwards he went to Chicago with the Pullman Corporation where he was the head of their lumber department for 18 years. In 1925 he returned to Rochester and took on the occupation of farming where he and Mrs. Brackett have resided since.
He had a wide acquaintance and during his lifetime was known as a wit and humorist and an entertaining story teller. He maintained his sense of humor to the end and recent visitors at his bedsice found him as witty as ever despite his affliction. He was a member of the first class to graduate from Rochester High School and he attended college at Earlham and the medical school of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Charles William BRACKETT was born September 19, 1862 the son of Charles and Margaret WILSON BRACKETT. His parents lived at that time on the TAYLOR dairy farm. On September 23, 1884 he was united in marriage to Ella MERCER of Rochester. Three daughters were born to this union all of whom with the widow survive. They are Mrs. Scott [Mary] BOWEN of Chicago, Mrs. George P. (Bernice) LEHN of Ithaca, N.Y., and Mrs. Raymond P. (Ruth) COX of Los Angeles, Cal. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. C. K. PLANK and Mrs. Frank BRYANT. Those of his family preceding him in death were L. M. BRACKETT, a brother, and Mrs. George HOLMAN and Mrs. William WILLIAMS sister. Lyman E. BRACKETT, a nephew and Mrs. Fred RUH of Rochester, a niece also survive.
The funeral will be held at the Brackett home on Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. Benjamin FIELD of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

It was a matter of regret to many of his friends and citizens of Rochester, this morning, to hear of the demise of John P. SPAID, at his home, south of this city, at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, as a result of heart trouble of several weeks' duration.
Mr. Spaid was a man of genial temperament, a successful farmer and stock breeder, particularly interested in fine track horses, in which line he proved himself as adept, having entries on some of the prominent speedways of the country. His contact with business and associates was greatly hampered by personal affliction of dull hearing, so that his success in chosen lines is all the more phenomenal and praiseworthy. His disposition was that of kindliness, always ready to help a friend in need. As a neighbor and good citizen he will be missed in the community.
John P. Spaid, son of Adam and Elizabeth SPAID, was born near Wooster, Wayne county, Ohio, Feb. 4, 1859, and would have attained his seventy-fifth birthday on 4th of next month.

The deceased was united in marriage with Miss Anna M. LOWE, Dec. 9, 1880. In the following year they came to Rochester, Ind., and established their home at the present residence. He was a respected and active member of Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Herman MILLER; two granddaughters, Mrs. Richard MURPHY, Bremen, Ind., and Mrs. Clifford MURPHY, this city; and one great-granddaughter, and one sister, Mrs. A. T. GREENWALD, Wooster, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Harold TURPIN in charge. Interment at IOOF cemetery.

Monday, January 29, 1934

Jefferson PONTIOUS, aged 91, farmer of Fulton county for over 75 years, died Saturday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alfred RUNKLE, who resides two miles southeast of Macy. Death was due to general senility and followed an illness of several years duration
Mr. Pontious was born on a farm two and half miles south of Akron on November 1, 1842. His parents were Isaac and Magdalene PONTIOUS. Mr. Pontious resided on a farm on the east side of Lake Manitou for many years. He was forced because of old age to retire several years ago.
The deceased was a member of the Adventist Church at Akron. On July 30, 1865, Mr. Pontious was married to Margaret SELL. She preceded him in death several years ago .
Survivors are six children and a number of grandchildren. The children are Mrs. C. J. ANDREWS, Glendale, Cal., Reuben [PONTIOUS], Sugar Grove, Ill.; Julius [PONTIOUS], Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Runkle, Macy and Mrs Della SHOTT and Roland PONTIOUS of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the Evangelical Church here Tuesday at 2 p.m. with a minister from Bunker Hill in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Peru, Ind., Jan 29. - Charles ROONEY, 59, one of the country's most colorful showmen, who has been employed by the Ringling company back in 1890, died suddenly of a heart attack while discussing with a policeman injuries suffered by a close friend in an automobile accident.
Rooney, a horse buyer for local show companies, was talking with Carl MILLER, policeman, on a street corner, when he suffered a heart attack. He died enroute to the Dukes memorial hospital.
Miller said they were discussing an accident near Akron, Ind., in which Jack MORRIS was injured and that Rooney seemed to be greatly worried over the accident.
Rooney was widely known among circus organizations as well as in and around Peru where he spent the winters.

Funeral services were held at Kewanna Sunday from the Methodist Church for Mrs. Lida SWOPE, aged 77, who died Friday at her home in South Bend. Mrs. Swope was born in Kewanna. She had lived in South Bend for 26 years. Survivors are two daughters and two sons.

Tuesday, January 30, 1934

Gideon D. MILLER, aged 74, well known farmer and stockraiser, died at his farm home five miles south of Rochester and one-half mile east of Road 25, at 11 o'clock this morning. Death was due to pernicious anemia and followed an illness of seventeen weeks duration. Mr. Miller is better known by his many friends under the name of "Gid" MILLER.
Mr. Miller was born at Wawpecong, south of Peru in Miami county on December 2, 1859. When he was but two years of age his parents, George and Hester MILLER moved to this county to reside with their family of ten children.
On April 14, 1879, Mr. Miller was married to Anna RICHARDSON. Mr. Miller had purchased the farm on which he resided at the time of his death a short time before his marriage. He continued to reside on the farm during his entire married life.
Mr. Miller was well known to the farmers of Fulton county. He was a breeder of registered Jersey cows. He was also a very prominent democrat and was a tireless worker for his party. Mr. Miller was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors are the widow, seven children, Charles MILLER and Deforest MILLER at home, Mrs. Sam HORN, Fulton, Mrs. Arthur MILTNER, Saginaw, Mich., Mrs. Clyde AULT, Lake Nyona, George J. MILLER, Logansport and Mrs. Edwin O. BARGER, Chicago, a sister Mrs. Imogene BLACKETOR, who lives on a farm south of the city and a brother Clem V. MILLER of this city and five grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed as The News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, January 31, 1934

Funeral services for the late Gideon MILLER, well known farmer of Fulton county who died yesterday at his home south of the city after a 17 weeks' illness will be held from the Methodist Church here at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Rev. E. P. WHITE pastor of the Macy Methodist Church will be in charge assisted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Charles KISSINGER, aged 70, farmer living eight miles west of the city, on Road 14 died late Tuesday from a heart attack which was induced by over-exertion while at work in a woods when the temperature was near zero. Herbert ZIMMERMAN, county coroner was called and rendered a verdict of death due to heart trouble.
The aged man was found dead beside a wagon on the farm of George REYNOLDS a neighbor. Mr. Kissinger had secured the Raynolds' team to haul some wood which he had cut for fuel. When he failed to return within the time Mr. Reynolds thought he should complete the task he searched for him and found Kissinger's body.
The body was found beside the wagon that had been practically filled with stovewood. Indications were that he had collapsed as he was completing the work of placing the fuel on the vehicle.
The team hitched to the wagon had remained patiently at the scene.
Coroner Zimmerman was notified and after the body ws examined it was removed to the Zimmerman funeral parlors here.
Mr. Kissinger was born in Henry county on September 19, 1863. His parents were Henry and Louisa KISSINGER. he has lived on farms in Fulton county for the past 40 years moving here from Miami county.
Survivors are a son Albert [KISSINGER], LaPorte, daughter, Mrs. Bert DECK of South Bend, a step-daughter, Mrs. Earl WYNN of Tiosa, two brothers, Thomas [KISSINGER], Berrien Center, Mich., and Isaac [KISSINGER], Kewanna and three sisters, Mrs. Lillian MURPHY of this city, Mrs. Mary WORKING, Kewanna and Mrs. Frank FERGUSON, Peru.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed when the News-Sentinel went to press.

James GINN, aged 70, who has been an inmate of the County Home for the past 18 years died there at 3 o'clock this morning after a several months illness due to dropsy and heart trouble. The deceased was a resident of Henry township. He lived in Akron for a number of years. Little could be learned about the life of the deceased. Survivors are a brother and sister.

Thursday, February 1, 1934

The final rites for Charles KISSINGER, aged 70, who was found dead in a woods west of the city yesterday after he had suffered a heart attack will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge. Burial will be in the Greenland Cemetery near Lake Bruce. The body may be viewed by friends at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

Walter BABER, 52, well known farmer of the Perrysburg neighborhood passed away Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock after being ill about four weeks. Death came as the result of double pneumonia which recently developed. The Baber home is located about a mile north of Perrysburg on US Road 31 and he was well known for the barbeque and fruit stand business he conducted there.
Mr. Baber spent his entire life in the Perrysburg community and was united in marriage to Ella May KIME who survives along with two daughters, Mrs. Loren CONNOR and Mrs Harold NORMAN of Deedsville. Mrs. Norman was married last Sunday. Three grandchildren survive as do five brothers, Bert [BABER] of Ladysmith, Wis.; Earl [BABER] of South Bend; Chester [BABER] of Deedsville; Guy [BABER] of Roann and Deo [BABER] of Perrysburg and one sister, Mrs. Charley KNAUFF of Perrysburg.
The funeral will be held Friday at 2:00 o'clock at the Baptist Church of Perrysburg of which the deceased was a member. Rev. GOLDEN of Denver will officiate. Burial will be at Mexico.

Funeral services for the late James GINN, who died at the Fulton County Home Wednesday morning will be held from the United Brethren Church at Athens Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.

Friday, February 2, 1934

Mrs. Clara E. JEFFERIES, aged 78, widow of the late Taylor JEFFERIES died at her home on the south shore of Lake Mantou at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which the deceased suffered several months ago since which time she has been bedfast a greater portion of the time.
Mrs. Jefferies was born at Lockville, Ohio on June 7, 1855. Her parents Charles and Polly (HAIMBAUGH) KING moved to this county when she was two years of age. They settled on a farm in the northeastern part of the county where the deceased lived for many years.
Mrs. Jefferies was highly respected by all who knew her because of her charitable and kindly disposition. Mr. Jefferies died on April 13, 1929 after he had suffered a heart attack while driving. The attack occurred while Mr. Jefferies was driving near Monroe and Tenth streets.
Survivors are a son Omar HAIMBAUGH of Talma two daughters Mrs. Gertrude BLAKELY of this city and Mrs. Walter SWEET of South Bend, two brothers Charles KING, Mentone, and Curtis KING, Bourbon, and two grandsons Barr MONTGOMERY of this city and Lavoy MONTGOMERY of Talma.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church here at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge assisted by the Rev. S. L. SHURTE. Burial will be made in the Reichter Cemetery near Talma.

Saturday, February 3, 1934

The funeral services for the late Mrs. Clara JEFFERIES, who died Thursday at her home on the south shore of Lake Manitou following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Wednesday, were held this afternoon at the Methodist Church. The services which were largely attended by Mrs. Jefferies' many relatives and friends was in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL, assisted by Rev. S. L. SHURTE. Burial was made in the Reichter Cemetery northeast of the city. The deceased's first husband was William MONTGOMERY. A typographical error in The Newa-Sentinel, stated that one of Mrs. Jefferies sons was Omar HAIMBAUGH. This should have read Omar MONTGOMERY. The late Harley MONTGOMERY was also a son of the deceased.

Word was received here by relatives Friday evening that Mary Madeline PARKER, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dolph PARKER of South Bend, had met death by drowning. No details were obtainable here and there was no confirmation of the death received by The News-Sentinel up to noon today. Both Mr. and Mrs. PARKER were former residents of Rochester, she being Maude STEEN before her marriage. Relatives of the girl living in Rochester are William PARKER, grandfather, Russell PARKER, uncle, Clyde STEEN, uncle and Mrs. Ike EMMONS an aunt.

Mrs. Mary HOTT OVERMEYER, aged 54, wife of Schuyler OVERMEYER died at her home near the Zion Church in the western part of Aubbeenaubbee township at 4:30 o'clock this morning. Death was due to cancer and other complications. The deceased had been ill for a year and bedfast for three weeks.
Mrs. Overmeyer was born near Lake Bruce and had spent her entire lifetime in this county. Her parents were William and Dora PICKENS. She was married to Mr. Overmeyer on January 4, 1929.
Surviving are eight [sic] children Omer HOTT, Detroit, Mrs. George KILCH, Kansas City, Mo., Milo HOTT, Rochester, Mrs. Clem MILLER, Plymouth, Charles HOTT, Kewanna, Mrs. Ralph SCHRADER, Winamac and Miss Nobilene HOTT, Goodland; two sisters Mrs. Clifford CRATES, Van Wert, Ohio and Mrs. Dora HEIM, Fort Wayne and two brothers Frank [PICKENS] and William PICKENS of this city and the husband.
The funeral services will be held from the Zion Church at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. V. RATCLIFFE in charge. Burial will be made in the [Moon] cemetery. Following the death the body was moved to the Lukenbill Chapel at Leiters Ford where it may be viewed by friends until this evening when it will be returned to the home.
Mrs. Emily BREWER, aged 79, died at 7 o'clock this morning at the home of her son Marion Brewer who resides on farm three miles northeast of Argos. Death was due to the after effects of the flu. Illness dated since last Wednesday.
Mrs. Brewer was born on March 28, 1854 near Argos. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Hiram VanVACTOR. For many years she lived with her husband the late Harrison BREWER on a farm two miles northeast of Argos.
Survivors are two sons Marion [BREWER] at whose home she died and Francis BREWER of near Argos; two brothers D. E. VanVACTOR, Evanston, Ill., and Tyner VanVACTOR, Chicago, and three grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed when the News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Ray FLYNN has received word of the death of her father, M. J. AUW, aged 82, who died Friday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy BEEHLER of near Ora. Death occurred at 4 o'clock and followed a short illness. Survivors are Mrs. FLYNN and Mrs. BEEHLER and two sons, John [FLYNN] of chicago and Don [FLYNN] of Culver. Mrs. AUW died one year ago. Funeral rites are set for 2 o'clock Sunday from the O. K. Church northeast of Winamac and burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery.

A story in a recent issue of the Baptist Observer announced the death in January of Rev. Gorrell M. QUICK, long time pastor of the Baptist Church of Caldwell, New Jersey. He will be remembered by many of the older residents as he was pastor of the Baptist Church here at Rochester thirty years ago. While here he ordained the Rev. F. C. MOON into the ministry. He went from here to New Jersey. Rev. Quick graduated from the Southern Baptist Seminary at Louisville and was a student pastor at several small churches in southern Indiana before coming to Rochester.

Monday, February 5, 1934

Ami NELLANS, a life-long resident of Fulton county passed away Monday morning at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from an acute attack of Brights disease following a brief illness. Dr. Charles Nellans, a son of the deceased, who resides in Atlanta, Ga., was at his father's bedside when the end came. Mr. Nellans had been a resident of Rochester for almost two score years and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and adjoining counties.
Ami B., son of Thomas and Mariah (TROWSNIDER) NELLANS was born in Fulton county on February 5th, 1862, being one of a family of 11 children, seven of whom survive. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Amanda WEIR, who preceded in death in the year of 1928. In 1931 Mr. Nellans entered a marriage contract with Mrs. Dora [BARKMAN} SHOBE, of this city. In the early periods of his life Mr. Nellans followed the occupation of farming and later removed with his family to Rochester where he was employed by BEYER BROS. When this firm was purchased by ARMOUR & CO., Mr. Nellans accepted a position with the Chicago produce firm and was employed for a period of 30 years. He retired from active business duties a little over a year ago. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors are his wife, who at the present time is seriously ill at her home on South Main street; two sons, Dr. Charles NELLANS, of Atlanta, Ga., and Harley NELLANS, of Missouri. Two daughters, Alta [NELLANS] and Josie [NELLANS], passed away several years ago.

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

Last rites for Mrs. Emily BREWER who died at the home of her son, Marion BREWER, three miles northeast of Argos Saturday, were held from the home of the son this afternoon with the Rev. Paul REISEN pastor of the Argos M. E. Church in charge. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Word has been received here of the death of Everett ADAMSON, aged 46, a former resident of this city, which occurred at his home in Mount Vernon, Washington, on January 26, after a short illness. Mr. Adamson for many years operated a dray line in this city. He moved to the west coast and since that time has been employed by telephone companies as a lineman in California, Oregon and Washington. Survivors are the widow, three children and his aged father, T. D. ADAMSON, who resides at Mount Vernon.

Funeral services for the late Frank WALTERS, who died at his home in South Bend February 2, were held in South Bend Sunday. Mr. Walters was a former resident of this county. Survivors include a half-sister, Mrs. Eugene NAFE, who resides on a farm west of the city and Noah MILLER, a half-brother.

Funeral services for Mary Madeline PARKER, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dolph PARKER, will be held at their home in South Bend Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. The body will be taken to Chicago for cremation after the ceremony as requested by the girl in a letter left to her parents. Both Mr. and Mrs. Parker were former residents of Rochester and the deceased had a number of relatives in Rochester.
Miss Parker who was of very studious nature and who had been in ill health leaped to her death from the Grand Trunk railway bridge into the St. Joseph river Friday afternoon. She deposited her hat, coat, gloves, shoes and galoshes along with a letter to her parents on the bridge. Several persons saw her preparing to leap but none were able to reach her. Her body was recoveered Saturday noon about fifty feet from where it was last seen.
In her latter, Miss Parker said she preferred to die rather than live and suffer. Her parents said she had never given any intimation of committing suicide. The deceased was born in Rochester December 12, 1912 and was a member of the 1932 Central High School graduating class at South Bend. Survivors are her parents, a sister, Catherine [PARKER], her grandfather, William PARKER of Rochester and other relatives.

Tuesday, February 6, 1934

The funeral services of Ami NELLANS will be held at the Baptist Church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Benjamin G. FIELD will officiate. Interment will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
The body of the deceased will lie in state at the Nellans' residence, 1212 South Main Street, up until the hour of the funeral tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, February 7, 1934

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Thursday, February 8, 1934

Dr. E. C. CONKLE early today received word of the death of his brother Norman CONKLE, of Marion, Ohio, which occurred on an Eastbound Erie passenger train in Chicago at 10:30 last night. Mr. Conkle, who is a baggage master on the Erie R.R. Co., had just started on his run to Marion, Ohio, when he was stricken with a heart attack and died within a few moments. The deceased had often visited at the home of his brother here and had many friends in this locality.
The body will be taken to Huntington, former home of the deceased, and funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in that city.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth RICE, 89 years of age, of Delong, passed away Wednesday following an illness of two years duration from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Rice had been a resident of Aubbeenaubbee township for the past 20 years, removing to that locality from the Monterey neighborhood. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of Fulton county.
Mary Elizabeth, daughter of John R. and Elizabeth (BAILEY) DEMOSS was born in Pulaski county on December 26, 1843, and the major portion of her life was spent in the vicinity of Winamac and Monterey. On September 23, 1912 she was united in marriage to Israel RICE, the ceremony being pronounced in Winamac.
Her husband preceded in death some time ago. During her last illness she made her home with ner niece Mrs. George WILSON, of Delong.
The survivors are a brother Abraham DEMOSS, of near Winamac; and Sanuel STALEY, (a son by a former marriage), of Hammond, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. M. W. CRIDER will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Luckenbill chapel, Leiters Ford. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

Friday, February 9, 1934

Relatives here today received word of the death of John NORTON, aged 76, which occurred at the Soldiers Home at Lafayette last night. Mr. Norton for several years had made his home at the Minter Hotel. Last week he went to Kokomo to visit relatives. While there he took sick and was transferred to the hospital at the Soldiers Home. No details as to his death were sent in the message informing relatives of Mr. Norton's demise. The deceased was born at Kokomo and came here to live when a young man. He followed the occupation of a carpenter and farmer. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, having served with a company of volunteers which was recruited here. Survivors include two brothers, Schuyler NORTON of Galveston and Otis NORTON of this city and a sister, Mrs. Eunice CHAPMAN of Rochester. Burial will be made at Kokomo. A complete obituary of Mr. Norton will be carried in The News-Sentinel Saturday.

Saturday, February 10, 1934

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Monday, February 12, 1934

Funeral services for the late John NORTON, aged 77, Spanish-American War veteran who died in a hospital at Lafayette Friday night were held from the home this morning with burial in the cemetery there. Full military honors were accorded the deceased. A number of friends from this city attended the services. A half-brother, Perry NORTON of this city was not named in the News-Sentinel Saturday as one of Mr. Norton's immediate survivors.

Tuesday, February 13, 1934

Relatives at Mentone have received word of the death of Mrs. Oliver YATES, aged 72, a former resident of Mentone which occurred Sunday night at her home in San Antonio, Tex. The telegram announcing the death was very meagre so nothing was learned as to what caused the death of Mrs. Yates. For many years Mr. Yates was a millwright at Mentone. He moved to San Antonio 20 years ago. Survivors are the husband and a daughter, Mrs. R. WALTERS of Burket. The body is being brought back to Mentone and will arrive there Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Mentone Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. DeWITT in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Mentone.

Mrs. Augusta GORDON, aged 80, died at her home in Argos at 4:30 o'clock this morning from diabetes. She had been in ill health for several years and bedfast since Christmas Day.
The deceased was born in Shelby county on February 20, 1849. Her parents were Enoch and Kathryn STAFFORD. When she was ten years of age her parents moved to the Argos vicinity where she has since resided.
Mrs. Gordon was married three times. Her last husband was Amos GORDON of Argos who survives. The deceased was a member of the Church of God at Argos.
Survivors other than the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Edwin MYERS, Cassopolis, Mich., and Mrs. Paul HUFFMAN of Plymouth and a grandson, Gilbert HUFFMAN of Plymouth.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed when the News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, February 14, 1934

Henry KROUSE, aged 73, was found dead in his farm home two and a half miles southwest of Argos at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon by a neighbor, Tom ENYEART, who went to the home to investigate when he failed to see Mr. Krouse for several days. Death was due to a heart attack, Coroner Ralph JOHNSON of Plymouth found. Krouse had lived alone since the accidental death of his wife three years ago on Thanksgiving Day when a car which she was driving was sruck by a train at the Nickel Plate railroad crossing in Argos. Mr. Krouse had been suffering with the flu for several weeks. The last time he was seen alive was Sunday when several of his children spent the day with him. Survivors include four sons and four daughters, all of whom reside near Argos. The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Jake ACKERMAN, aged 74, retired contractor, died at his home in Kewanna at 10 o'clock last night, after an illness of one week, due to heart trouble. He had been a resident of Kewanna for the past twelve years, moving there from LaPorte county.

The deceased was born on a farm near LaPorte on February 4, 1859, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John ACKERMAN. For many years he was engaged in the contracting business, constructing roads and buildings in various parts of northern Indiana. For the past few years he has been an auto salesman at Kewanna.
Mr. Ackerman was a prominent politician and at the time of his death was a member of the town board of Kewanna. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Masonic, Maccabees and Odd Fellows lodges at Kewanna.
Survivors are the widow, who was Nettie LISEY, whom he married at Kewanna on February 6, 1922, a daughter, Mrs. Blanche NORTON, LaPorte, sister, Mrs. Ed BEAN, South Bend and two brothers, S. A. ACKERMAN, South Bend and George ACKERMAN of New Carlisle.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Kewanna at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. O. R. MASON in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Lloyd Edward WOOLINGTON, aged 16, died Tuesday morning at the home of his father, Lloyd WOOLINGTON in Kewanna, after a year's illness due to complications. Since he had taken ill the deceased has been bedfast.
The deceased was born in Kewanna on May 16, 1917 and had lived in Kewanna all of his life. He was a freshman in the Kewanna High School when he became ill. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Kewanna.
Survivors are the father, step-mother, a brother, Harold [WOOLINGTON] at home and four sisters, Wilma [WOOLINGTON], Rosetta [WOOLINGTON] and Edna Louise [WOOLINGTON] at home, and Mrs. Dolores LaMUNION of Culver.
Funeral rites will be held from the Baptist Church at Kewanna at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in charge of Rev. Leo J. HOOPER, pastor of the church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Funeral services for Mrs. Augusta GORDON who died at her home in Argos Tuesday will be held from the Church of God at Argos at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Paul REISEN, pastor of the Argos Methodist Church will deliver the sermon. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery, east of Argos.

Thursday, February 15, 1934

Funeral services for Maurice STERNER, former postmaster at Chalmers, who committed suicide at his home in Chalmers yesterday, because of financial difficulties, will be held from the Baptist Church at Chalmers Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Chalmers cemetery. The deceased formerly lived near Fulton. His lifeless body was found by his son, Herbert [STERNER], who went to the basement of their home to investigate when his father remained there more than half an hour. Mr. Sterner had hanged himself from a beam.

Funeral services for Henry KROUSE, aged 74, farmer who resided two and a half miles southwest of Argos, who was found dead yesterday by a neighbor, Tom ENYEART, will be held from the Argos Christian Church at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. A. M. THOMAS in charge, assisted by Rev. Paul REISEN. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery east of Argos.
Coroner Harry DANIELSON of Plymouth was called yesterday and after holding an inquest found that Mr. Krouse had died because of a heart attack. The deceased had been suffering with influenza for several days and this is believed to have been a contributory cause of the heart attack.
Mr. Krouse has made his home by himself since the accidental death of his wife three years ago on Thanksgiving Day when she was killed at the Nickel Plate railroad crossing in Argos when a car which she was driving was struck by a train. Mr. Krouse yesterday called his daughter, Mrs. Harley DAWSON of Argos telling her that he was not feeling well.
Mrs. Dawson arrived at her father's home at 11 o'clock and remained with him until 11:30 when she started on her return trip to Argos. Mr. Krouse was advised by his daughter to remain quiet. When the body of Mr. Krouse was found by Mr. Enyeart he evidently had been mopping the floor of the kitchen of his home. Enyeart went to the Krouse home because he had not seen his neighbor for several days.
Mr. Krouse was born in Hancock County, Ohio on January 22, 1859 and came to the Argos vicinity with his parents, William and mary KROUSE when he was a very young boy. He has resided in the Argos vicinity all of his life. His wife's maiden name was Rosetta KAMP.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. William LISTENBERGER, Mrs. Gilbert WALLACE, Mrs. C. O. MORARITY and Mrs. DAWSON, all of Argos, four sons, Fred [KROUSE], Lapaz; Donald [KROUSE], Plymouth; Virgil [KROUSE] and Lloyd [KROUSE] at home; a brother, Bradley KROUSE, South Bend and three sisters, Mrs. Riley WARNER, Argos; Mrs. Emerson SWIHART, Beora, Canada and Mrs. Roy STELEY, Plymouth.

Friday, February 16, 1934

Henry MEYER, aged 71, retired business man of this city and at one time the state billiard champion died at his home 928 South Franklin Avenue at 1 o'clock this morning. Death followed an illness of several weeks duration due to heart trouble and asthma.
Mr. Meyer was a very public spirited citizen of Rochester and was always willing to aid any charitable or civil project which was advocated here. For many years Mr. Meyer was the state champion billiard player of Indiana.
A pupil Ora MORNINGSTAR also a resident of Rochester later became the national billiard champion. Mr. Meyer had played all of the best billiard players of the country in exhibition matches during the past fifty years. Some of these matches were played in this city.
Mr. Meyer was a member of thr Rochester Citizens Band for many years. He also served as director of the organization. Mr. Meyer who was a cornet soloist traveled with several of the best bands in the United States when he was a young man. The deceased also sponsored several basebell teams which represented Rochester. Harry LESLIE, former governor of Indiana was the first basemen on a team managed by Mr. Meyer.
Mr. Meyer was born at Wabash, Ind., on October 15, 1862. His parents were Henry and Nancy MEYER. When he was eleven years of age his parents moved to this city from Wabash where he has since resided. For several years he was associated with his father in business.
Survivors are a daughter Miss Byrl MEYER, three sisters Mrs. Emma SCULL and the Misses Rose [MEYER] and Congo MEYER all of this city and several nieces and nephews. His wife who was Miss Ora BETZ died on March 28, 1932.
The funeral services are to be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Harold TURPIN in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Frank FENTERS, aged 61, janitor of the school building at Macy, died suddenly at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home on Piety Hill in Macy from a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered while he was sitting in a chair reading a newspaper. The coroner from Peru was called and held an inquest.
Mr. Fenters' death was entirely unexpected. He had not been in ill health except for a slight attack of the influenza. It is believed that his exertions while working at the school house may have been a contributory cause for the stroke.
Mr. Fenters was born in Labett County, Kansas on April 18, 1873 and had lived in Miami county since he was ten years of age. His parents were Philip and Suzanne (NICOLS) FENTERS. His wife ws Alvira CHAMBERLAIN whom he married in Illinois forty years ago.
Survivors are the widow, son Harold FENTERS, Gary, three daughters, Mrs. Rudolph SEE, Akron, Mrs. James WHYBREW, Peru, and Miss Maude FENTERS at home, eight grandchildren and four brothers, Hugh FENTERS, postmaster at macy, Chester FENTERS, Atlanta, Ga., Homer FENTERS, Peru and Clarence FENTERS, Marion.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian Church at Macy at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Edward H. KENNEDY of Silver Lake in charge. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary TERRY, former Akron and Rochester resident will be held at her residence in South Bend Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Terry passed away at 12:30 Thursday afternoon and Fulton county friends were notified of her demise late yesterday. Death resultd from a complication of diseases after an illness of several months duration.
Mrs. Terry, whose maiden name was MARTIN, was born on a farm near Rochester, over 50 years ago. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Dr. C. C. TERRY, who preceded in death five years ago. Dr. Charles TERRY, a son resides in South Bend. Interment will be made in the South Bend cemetery.

Saturday, February 17, 1934

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Monday February 19, 1934

Edward FLAGG, aged 64, died at his farm home five and a half miles southwest of Argos in the Poplar Grove neighborhood at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Death was due to cancer and followed an illness of a year. During the past year Mr. Flagg was in the Mayo Brothers hospital at Rochester, Minn., on two occasions and also was operated upon.
The deceased was born in Miami county on November 7, 1867, the son of Josiah and Abigale Ann FLAGG. When he was twelve years of age Mr Flagg's parents moved to Marshall county where he has since resided. Mr. Flagg was a member of the Odd Fellows and Gleaners lodges and the Poplar Grove Methodist Church.
Survivors are the widow, two sisters, Mrs. Della LOWMAN of Argos and Mrs. W. R. KLINE of Culver and a brother, Minor FLAGG of the Poplar Grove neighborhood.
Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Poplar Grove Church with Rev. William PENGILLEY of Culver in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows section of the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends here today received word of the death late yesterday at the home of a daughter in Memphis, Tenn., of Harry L. SMITH, aged 55, a former mail carrier on Route 8 from the local postoffice.
Death was due to a heart attack and followed an illness dating since last fall. For several years after he had resigned as a mail carrier, Mr. Smith was engaged in the furniture business in California.
Mr. Smith moved back to Fulton county and lived on a farm north of the city on Road 31 for a year. A month ago he went to the home of the daughter to visit and became seriously ill.
Survivors are the widow, who was Miss Ethel JEFFERIES of this city, the daughter and sister, who reside in Huntington. The body will be returned to Amboy where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. John HAGAN today received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Samuel BADER which occurred at his home in Basil, Ohio yesterday. Mr. Bader has visited in this city on many occasions.

Tuesday, February 20, 1934

Mrs. Etta MOWE today received word of the death in Toledo, Ohio Sunday afternoon of Robert Leo (BINDING], eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo BINDING. Mr. and Mrs. Binding were former residents of this city. Mr.Binding at one time was the Fulton County Agricultural Agent. The lad died after an illness of only two days' duration. Besides the parents two sisters, Kathryn [BINDING] and Patsy [BINDING] survive.

Aaron H. THOMLINSON, aged 82, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Dan GABEY, who resides on a farm seven miles southwest of Argos at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death was due to heart trouble and complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born on a farm near Royal Center on February 22, 1851. When he was very young, Mr. Thomlinson's parents moved to Marshall county where he has since resided. He had lived on farms near Argos for many years. His wife whom he married when he was 21 years of age, died 31 years ago.
Survivors are two sons, George THOMLINSON, Royal Center and Edward THOMLINSON, Midland, Mich., three daughters, Mrs. Fannie WALDO and Mrs. Gertrude DEBOLT, both of Logansport and Mrs. GABEY.
Short funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Gabey at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after which the cortege will leave for the Crooked Creek Christian Church near Royal Center where services will be held at 3 p.m.
The services at the Crooked Creek Christian Church will be in charge of Rev. Charles RADCLIFFE, pastor of the Santa Ann Church, northwest of Rochester. Burial will be made in the Crooked Creek Cemetery.

Wednesday, February 21, 1934

Lon L. SHEETS died at his home west of the city in the Burton neighborhood at 1 o'clock this afternoon. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of two years duration. Mr. Sheets was a former county commissioner. Survivors include the widow, three daughters and a son. An obituary will be carried in the News-Sentinel Thursday.
David CAREY received word today of the death of his brother, Manford CAREY, which occurred in a hospital at Shreveport, La., last night, following a short illness. David Carey and several members of his family returned several days ago from Shreveport where they visited their sick relative. The deceased at one time was a resident of Fulton county. The body will be returned to Mentone where fneral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made at Mentone.

Thursday, Febrary 22, 1934

Mrs. Edith M. McMAHAN, aged 50, wife of Hugh G. McMAHAN, postmaster, died at 1 o'clock this morning in the Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several years duration. Death followed a major operation which was performed Friday. Mrs. McMahan has been a patient in the hospital for the past five weeks.
Mrs. McMahan was a life-long resident of Fulton county. She was born February 13, 1884, on a farm southeast of the city. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. F. P. HOOVER. On March 29, 1904, she was married to Mr. McMahan in a ceremony which was performed in this city.
Mrs. McMahan was very prominent in church, social and civic activities in this city. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and was active in all church affairs. She also was a member of the Women's Club and the Monday Club.
Mrs. McMahan was associated with her husband in the operation of the BARRETT HOTEL in this city. Following the appointment of her husband as postmaster Mrs. McMahan assumed the management of the hotel. The deceased never fully recovered from a shock which she received two years ago when her oldest child, Dean McMAHAN, was drowned.
Mr. McMahan lost his life in the Pacific Ocean at Long Beach, Calif., while attempting to rescue a six-year-old nephew who was caught by an undertow. The nephew also was drowned. It was several weeks before the body of Mr. McMahan was recovered.
Survivors are the husband, a daughter, Mrs. William DeLANEY, and a son Emerson McMAHAN, both of this city, mother, Mrs. Katherine LUDWIG, South Bend, and four brothers, Earl [HOOVER] and John HOOVER of this city and Ernest [HOOVER] and Don HOOVER, of South Bend.
The funeral services will be held from the home of the daughter, Mrs. William DeLaney, 1626 South Main street at 10:30 O'clock Saturday morning. Rev. Harold W. TURPIN, pastor of the Presbyterian church will be in charge. Interment will be made in the mausoleum.

Funeral services for L. L. SHEETS, who passed away Wednesday afternoon at his home, eight miles west of Rochester, will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. Rev. O. R. MASON will have charge of the services and burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Mr. Sheets, who was a life-long resident of Fulton county, had a host of friends in this locality. He served on the Board of Fulton County Commissioners for a term of seven years and took an active interest in the religious, civic and social affairs of this community.
L. L., son of Alfred T. and Emily SHEETS, was born in the Sugar Grove neighborhood on June 14th, 1881. His demise occurred at his farm home in the Loyal neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon at 1:05 o'clock following an illness of two and a half years from heart trouble. On March 20th, 1901, he was united in marriage to Estella Mae POFFENBARGER. Mr. Sheets followed the occupation of farming and also operated a threshing outfit for over 50 years. The deceased was a member of the Burton Methodist church.

Survivors are the widow, three daughters, Nondas [SHEETS], at home, Faye [SHEETS] and Laura [SHEETS], of South Bend, a son Jack [SHEETS], of Highland, Calif., a grandson, of San Bernardino, Calif., a sister, Mrs. J. B. CAMPBELL, of Leiters Ford and a foster-sister, Mrs. Ben NOFTSGER, of Rochester.

Friday, February 23, 1934

Mrs. Clara Mable DuBOIS GUYER, aged 39, died at her home two and half miles northwest of Denver yesterday afternoon at 12:45 o'clock after an illness of six months due to heart trouble.
The deceased is a former resident of this city where she has a large circle of friends. She was born on a farm southeast of the city on April 30, 1894 and was a daughter of Thomas and Clara Bell DuBOIS.
Mrs. Guyer attended the grade school at Green Oak and later graduated from Rochester High School. On August 16, 1922 she was married to Roy GUYER in a ceremony which was performed at Marion. The deceased ws a member of the Mud Creek Chapel Church of Christ.
Surviving are the husband, a son Donald Earl [GUYER] at home, three step-children, Clyde [GUYER], Esther [GUYER] and Omar [GUYER] all at home, a sister Mrs. Ethel DUEY of Rochester and three brothers Howard W. DuBOIS, Keort DuBOIS and Ross DuBOIS all of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the Mud Creek Chapel which is located eight miles south of Rochester on Road 31 at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. G. S. JOHNS in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Chili.

Saturday, February 24, 1934

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Monday, February 26, 1934

Mrs. Susan STALEY, aged 74, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy GRIEST in Twelve Mile at 3 o'clock this morning. Death was due to a complication of diseases and followed an illness of six weeks duration. The deceased had lived in Fulton and Cass counties all of her life.
Mrs. Satley was born on a farm in Wayne township on June 22, 1858. Her parents were John and Salome RICHARDSON. Her husband John STALEY died twenty years ago. Mrs. Staley was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church near Twelve Mile.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. GRIEST, three sons, Earl STALEY of this city, Frank STALEY of Logansport and Russell STALEY of Bluffton, a brotheer Ben RICHARDSON of topeka, Kans., a sister Mrs. Martha DAVIS, Fairbury, Neb., thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Bethlehem Methodist church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Relatives here this morning were informed of the death of Mrs. Eliza MILLER, aged 84, which occurred at her home in Eaton, Ohio last night. Death followed a long illness. Her husband Adam MILLER died here in 1912. Little could be learned of Mrs. Miller's life. The body will be brought overland Wednesday morning. Graveside services will be held at the Odd Fellows cemetery here when the cortege arrives which will be sometime between 10 and 11 a.m

Tuesday, February 27, 1934

Funeral services were held in Indianapolis yesterday from the home of her son Gaylord RUST for Mrs. Martha S. RUST, aged 86, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis FINN in St. Joseph, Mich., Saturday. Mrs. Rust was the mother of Gaylord Rust. The aged lady was well known here as she spent a portion of each summer with her son in his cottage on the east side of Lake Manitou.

Ike WILE received a telegram today from Detroit telling of the death of Tom FINNEREN a brother of Ralph FINNEREN former resident of this city. Mr. Fenneren dropped dead last night following a heart attack. He had visited in this city on a number of occasions. Ralph Finneren was in Florida at the time his brother died.

Mrs. Sarah C. WARD, aged 80, died at the home of her brother Sanford PAINTER, who resides at 503 North Pontiac street at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death was due to a complication of diseases and followed an illness of four weeks' duration.
The deceased was born in Howard county on October 19, 1853. Her parents were Epperson and Francis PAINTER. Her husband William WARD died many years ago.
Mrs. Ward for over forty years was in charge of the laundry department at the Brightsides Home north of Plymouth. For the past four years she has resided at the home of her brother Mr. Painter. The b rother is the only immediate survivor.
The funeral services will be held from the home of Mr. Painter at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Harold TURPIN pastor of the Presbyterian Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemeteery.

Wednesday, February 28, 1934

Graveside services were held in the Odd Fellows Cemetery this morning at 11 o'clock for Mrs. Eliza MILLER a former resident of this city, who died in Eaton, Ohio Sunday after a short illness. Rev. Harold TURPIN, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church was in charge of the services. A number of relatives of Mrs. Miller who reside in Fulton county attended the last rites for their relative.

Thursday, March 1, 1934

Mrs. Jemima ESHELMAN, aged 70, who resided on a farm three miles southwest of Akron, died at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from a heart attack. The heart attack was superinduced by an attack of the influenza the attending physician said. Mrs. Eshelman became ill with influenza three weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Hancock county, Ohio on March 6, 1863. With her parents, who were Moses and Sarah Ann PONTIOUS, she came to Indiana when she was two years old. The Pontious family settled on a farm near Akron where Mrs. Eshelman has resided since.
Mrs. Eshelman was married to F. F. KIBLER on December 31, 1882. Folloring the death of Mr. Kibler the deceased married Jacob ESHELMAN in 1896, who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Eshelman was a member of the Methodist Church at Omega.

The funeral services will be held from the Church of God at Akron at 2 o'clock p.m. Friday with the Rev. Charles MANES of Columbia City in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery west of Akron.

Friday, March 2, 1934

John E. CLAREY, aged 80, died at his home four miles east of the city on the Fort Wayne road last night after a week's illness due to pneumonia.
Mr. Clarey was born in Madison County, Kentucky on June 17, 1853, the son of James and Ella CLAREY. He moved to this county in 1902 from Kentucky and has since resided here. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors are the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Charles MILLER of Talma and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Paul BLACKETOR, Van Wert, Ohio, a brother, Thomas CLAREY, Homer, Ill., and three sisters, Mrs. Julia O'MALLEY, Hoopeston, Ill., Mrs. Thomas KERN, Rankin, Ill. and Mrs. Mollie SMITH of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the St. Joseph Catholic Church at the corner of Main and Thirteenth Streets at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning with the Rev. John SCHALL of Monterey in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
The Ladies of the Catholic Church will hold a Rosary service this evening in the Val Zimmerman Funeral Home for Mr. Clarey. Friends may view the remains at the funeral home from 7 to 9 o'clock this evening.

John P. WALTERS, aged 74, a resident of this city for the past 20 years died at 2 o'clock this morning at his home 204 North Main Street after an illness dating since Christmas with a complication of diseases.
Mr. Walters was a life long resident of Fulton county. He was born near Germany eight miles west of the city. His parents were Michael and Sarah WALTERS. For many years he lived on a farm near Loyal.
Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Nedith NUNGESSER of this city, a brother Charles WALTERS of North Manchester and a sister, Mrs. Hattie KALES who resides on a farm north of the city.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Ross Delmer STANLEY, aged 14, a freshman in the Fulton High School, died late yesterday at the farm home of his parents Glen and Ethel (FIDLER) STANLEY, one and half miles west of Mt. Olive.
Death was due to brights disease and followed an illness which started in January 1933. The lad was born on August 26, 1919. He attended the grade school at Fulton and last fall matriculated in the Fulton High School. He was very popular with his fellow students.
Surivors are the parents two sisters, Caroline (STANLEY] and Ruth [STANLEY] both at home, the paternal grandmother Mrs. Ada STANLEY, Elkhart, and the maternal grandfather William FIDLER of near Fulton and a large number of aunts and uncles.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Fulton United Brethren Church with the Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Fulton.

Saturday, March 3, 1934

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Monday, March 5, 1934

Mrs. Emma Agnes WILSON, aged 75, one of the best known and highly respected residents of Rochester died at her home 1116 South Madison Street at 10 o'clock this morning after a ten days illness due to complications. The deceased had been unconscious since she became ill.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Miami county the daughter of Isaac and Susan ONSTOTT. She came to this county with her parents when she was quite young and has continued to reside here since that time. Her husband Fredus C. WILSON preceded her in death. Mrs. Wilson was an active member of the Baptist Chur4ch of this city.
Survivors are a daughter Miss Helen WILSON at home, a sister Mrs. John HOLMAN of this city and three brothers Isaac ONSTOTT, Frank ONSTOTT and James ONSTOTT, all of Rochester. A sister Mrs. Caleb CASTLEMAN died three years ago.

Tuesday, March 6, 1934

Betty Jean [MYERS, 3 months old daughter of Donald and Sylvia MYERS, South Madison Street, this city, passed away at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The infant had been ill for the past week with pneumonia.
The little girl who was born in this city on December 7th, 1933 is survived by the parents, a sister, Joyce [MYERS], aged one and a half years, her grandparents and her great-grandmother.
Funeral services will be held at the home, 1316 South Madison Street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Elmer MOORE, aged 60, a former resident of this city died at his home in Delphi last night after a long illness. Mr. Moore was a laborer and lived in the vicinity of Rochester until eight years ago. Since that time he has resided in Delphi and Logansport. Survivors are the widow and three sons. The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church at Athens at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning with the Rev. Loren STINE in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Athens.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Emma WILSON who died at her home, 1116 South Madison Street Monday morning, will be held from the residence at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Rev. B. G. FIELD, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Wednesday, March 7, 1934

Funeral services for the late Elmer MOORE, aged 58, former resident of this city, who died in Delphi Monday night, were held from the United Brethren Church at Athens at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial was made in the Athens cemetery. The services at Athens were in charge of Rev. Loren STINE. Services were also held in the St. Joseph Church at Delphi at 9 o'clock this morning after which the cortege departed for Athens.

Thursday, March 8, 1934

William Melville ORR, aged 81, a painter and interior decorator of this city for many years died at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home at 1121 South Monroe Street from a heart attack. Mr. Orr has been in ill health for over a year but his death was unexpected.
The deceased was born in Ohio on August 23, 1852. His parents, Melville and Nancy (SEARS) ORR, came to Miami county from Ohio when Mr. Orr was eight years of age. In 1866 the Orr family moved to Fulton county since which time Mr. Orr has resided here.
On March 31, 1871 Mr. Orr was married to Margaret GREER in a ceremony which was performed at Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1876 Mr. and Mrs. Orr established their residence in this city. Mrs. Orr died in 1922. Mr. Orr was a member of the Methodist Church and an active Mason.
Survivors are a son, Robert of Akron, two brothers, Dr. Clarence ORR, Cincinnati, Ohio and John ORR of Akron and the following grandchildren, William ORR, Jr., of this city, Mrs. L. O. TITUS, South Bend, Miss Edna ORR, Detroit, Mich., Tom [ORR], James [ORR], John [ORR], Walter [ORR] and Violet ORR of Mishawaka and four great- grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian Church at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in charge of Rev. Harold TURPIN. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The Masonic lodge will be in charge.

Friday, March 9, 1934

Mrs. Irvin R. WALTERS, aged 43, a former resident of this city died at her home720 South Michigan Street, Plymouth at 10:15 o'clock Thursday night. She had been ill for a year with a complication of diseases.
The deceased was the daughter of Jeremiah and Hannah EDINGTON and was born on a farm near Rochester on September 20, 1890. She had lived [in] or near this city all of her life until six months ago when she moved to Plymouth to reside.
Survivors are the husband and a sister Mrs. Lee MARSHALL of South Bend. Mrs. Walters was an active member of the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church of this city while she was a resident of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodfist church here at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge assisted by Rev. H. B. DEALE of Plymouth. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.

Benjamin F. HARPER, aged 66, a bachelor died at the home of his brother Lawson Harper east of Akron at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from complications. He had been ill since early in the fall.
Mr. Harper was born near Akron on April 1, 1877. His parents were George W. and Ellen HARPER. The deceased had lived in the Akron vicinity all of his life. He was a farmer.
Survivors are the brother Lawson HARPER another brother Levi HARPER of this city and two sisters Mrs. Rosa B. KNIGHT of this city and Mrs. Minerva BOWMAN of near
Akron.. Services will be held from the Church of God at Akron at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Roy HELM of North Manchester in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
Saturday, March 10, 1934

Mrs. Mary NOGGLE KERSCHER, aged 68, died at her home in Culver Friday after a three years illness caused by heart trouble. She had been a resident of Culver for twelve years moving there from Monterey.
The deceased was born in Wabash county. Her parents were William and Martha NOGGLE. She was married to Ira KERSCHER in a ceremony which was performed in this county in 1886. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Fulton.
Survivors are the husband, four daughters, Mrs. Blanche PLAMITZ, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Grace BECK, Culver, Mrs. Inez FRY, Monterey and Mrs. Moe LOLMAUGH, Culver, and two sons Ralph [KERSCHER], Nashville, Tenn. and Berling [KERSCHER[, Culver and two brothers, Arthur NOGGLE, Marion and John NOGGLE, Toledo, Ohio.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Monterey at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. M. W. CRIDER in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Monterey.

Warsaw, March 10. -- (U.P.) -- Chas. EATON, 60, living five miles south of Mentone committed suicide today by drinking carbolic acid. Friends said he had been despondent since the death of his father two years ago.

Monday March 12, 1934

Raymond Lester TURNER, aged 46, died at his home at the corner of Pontiac and West Tenth Street at 8:20 o'clock Sunday morning from an attack of acute indigestion. Mr. Turner had fished through the ice at Lake Manitou all of Saturday and took sick that evening at 8 o'clock.
The deceased was born near Tiosa on March 27, 1887 and was the son of Francis H. and Claresa Ellen TURNER. He was educated in the schools at Tiosa and in this city. He was a painter by occupation. His wife was Miss Netty GARNER whom he married in South Bend in 1905 and who died 23 years ago. Mr. Turner was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Fred RIFE, North Manchester, three sisters Miss Isabelle TURNER, Miss Nona TURNER and Miss Marie TURNER all of this city and a brother Samuel TURNER of Monticello.
The funeral services will be held from the Turner home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. John WALLENBURG in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

H. G. THOMAS, 70, a resident of the Beaver Dam neighborhood northeast of Akron, died in a hospital at Warsaw Sunday afternoon from injuries which he received last Monday when he fell from a load of hay. Mr. Thomas received a fractured collar bone and internal injuries in the fall.
The deceased was born on August 5, 1863 on a farm in Kosciusko county the son of Abner and Margaret THOMAS. He moved to the Beaver Dam vicinity 38 years ago from a farm near this city. His wife was Phianna PETRY whom he married in this city on December 18, 1887. Mr. Thomas was a member of the United Brethren Church at Beaver Dam.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters Mrs. Merl TUCKER and Mrs. Lee HOLDERMAN both of Elkhart, two brothers Edward [THOMAS] of Fort Wayne and Thomas [THOMAS] of Chicago and a sister, Mrs. Mary MARTIN of Millard, Ohio.

The funeral services will be held from the Beaver Dam U.B. Church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in charge of Rev. Noah McCOY of Columbia City. Burial will be made in the Palestine Cemetery.

William DENISTON has received word of the death of his brother James Harve DENISTON, aged 85, who died Saturday at his home in South Bend. The deceased was born in Mexico, Ind., and lived in that vicinity until 12 years ago when he went to South Bend to reside. Survivors are a son, James [DENISTON] who resides in South Bend and the brother, William Deniston. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon from the St. Paul's Methodist Church in South Bend followed by burial in the Riverside Cemetery at South Bend.

Funeral services were held Sunday from the Pleasant Hill Church near Akron for Amos C. MURPHY, aged 88, who died at the home of his son Roscoe [MURPHY] near Akron Thursday after a year's illness. The services were in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Interment was made at Akron. The deceased was born in Miami county on February 4, 1846 and had lived on farms in Fulton and Miami counties all of his life. His parents were Joshua and Tracy MURPHY. His wife who was Eliza A. HOOVER died in 1933. Survivors include the son and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Omega Church southwest of Akron followed by burial in the Omega Cemetery for Joseph PUTMAN, aged 86, who died Saturday afternoon at his home two and a half miles northwest of Akron after a year's illness. The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Peter PUTMAN. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Sarah LEASURE and Mrs. Ella BARNS, both of Akron.

John STADDON, aged 46, died at his farm home west of Leiters Ford at 10:30 o'clock Sunday after a year's illness due to complications. The deceased was born in Chicago, Ill., and was the son of Samuel and Anna STADDON. he moved to this county from Chicago in 1901. Survivors are two brothers, Louis [STADDON], of Culver, and William [STADDON] of Headley and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral serives will be held Tuesday afternoon from the home followed by burial in the cemetery at Monterey.

Tuesday, March 13, 1934

Funeral services were held in South Bend this afternoon for W. R. HUDSON, who died Saturday in the Healthwin Hospital near South Bend. Burial was made in the Highland Cemetery at South Bend. The services were in charge of the Masonic lodge. Mr. Hudson was an experimental engineer employed by the Studebaker Company. He returned to South Bend in January after working in Pennsylvania for the Studebaker Company since October. Mr. Hudson for several years resided on the ROBBINS farm on the Burton road west of the city.

Wednesday, March 14, 1934

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Thursday, March 15, 1934

Theodore JOHNSON, aged 65, who was better known by his many friends as Dory JOHNSON, died this morning at 10 o'clock in the home of his son, Claude Johnson at 715-1/2 Main Street from a heart attack which he suffered an hour previous.
Mr. Johnson was engaged with his son, Claude, in the operation of a meat market on East Ninth Street. He had gone to the market with his son at 6 o'clock this morning. At 9 o'clock he became ill and was taken to his son's home, where death occurred a short time later. Mr. Johnson had suffered with heart trouble for the past year.
Mr. Johnson's death was entirely unexpected. he had planned a fishing trip with Max FEECE today and later had changed his plans so that he could go to Lake Maxinkuckee this afternoon with Claude BRUBAKER.
The deceased who was a life long resident of Fulton county was born on a farm in the Sugar Grove neighborhood, eight miles southeast of Rochester on June 2, 1868. His parents were Samuel and Jemima JOHNSON. His wife who preceded him in death June 7, 1907 was Minnie NICODEMUS.
Mr. Johnson for many years followed the occupation of farming in the Sugar Grove neighborhood. In 1920 he purchased the PALM CAFE in this cit which he operated until 1923. he then returned to farming. On March 17, 1929, Mr. Johnson and his son, Claude, opened the meat market on East Ninth Street.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Ethel JOHNSON, Elkhart, Mrs. Hazel CULLENBINE, Chicago, and Mrs. Jessie LACKEY, Los Angeles, Calif., three sons, Scott JOHNSON, Peru, Rex JOHNSON, Valparaiso, and Claude JOHNSON of this city and a brother, Arthur JOHNSON, who resides on the Johnson homestead in the Sugar Grove vicinity.
The funeral arrantements will not be made until word is received from the children of the deceased.

Friday, March 16, 1934

Funeral services for the late Theodore JOHNSON, who died yesterday following a heart attack will be held from the Christian church here at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. John WALLENBURG in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. Olive Alma DAVISON, aged 71, widow of the late Gilbert M. DAVISON, died at her home two miles northeast of Rochester on R.R. 5 at 4 o'clock this morning after a three weeks illness due to a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Davison had been a resident of Fulton county for the past eight years, moving here from Rush county. She was born in Miami county on August 22, 1862, the daughter of Jesse and Saline SHORTRIDGE.
Survivors are a son Estey E. DAVISON, Russiaville, Ind., two daughters Mrs. Elsie M. GRANTHAM, Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Edna M. JONES, South Bend, a brother Edward G. SHORTRIDGE, Kokomo, and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home on South Main street followed by burial in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral service.
Joseph Franklin HOFFMAN, aged 71, died last night at 11:50 o'clock at the farm home of his cousin Foster HOFFMAN, east of Akron. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered six weeks ago.
The deceased, who was a bachelor, was born near Gilead on Oct. 1, 1863, the son of Jacob and Catherine HOFFMAN. He followed the occupation of carpentering in and near Akron all of his life.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lucy GROGG, Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. Mollie BECK, Roann, and Mrs. Berrie GAMBLE, Roann, two brothers, Chas. HOFFMAN, of Akron and Dr. Dayton HOFFMAN, of Flora.
The funeral services will be held from the Charles Moyer funeral home at Akron at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Daniel YOUNG in charge. Burial will be made at Gilead.

Mrs. Harry SARBER, aged 50, died at 3:50 o'clock this morning at her home in Leiters Ford. Death followed an illness of several years duration due to complications. Mrs. Sarber had lived in Leiters Ford for the past 15 yers, moving there from Plymouth.
The deceased was born near Burr Oak on March 18, 1883. Her parents were Samuel and Alice WISE. On May 4, 1902, she was married to Harry SARBER. She was an active member of the Methodies church at Leiters Ford.
Survivors are the husband, son Lamar SARBER, Leiters Ford, parents who reside at Vicksburg, Mich., a brother Glen WISE, Lima, Ohio, a sister Mrs. Lenora CROOK, Vicksburg and two grandchildren.
The funeral services for Mrs. Sarber will be carried out as she had planned them some time ago. The plans were for the services to be held from the Methodist church at Leiters Ford at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. R. RAUCH will be in charge followed by burial at Plymouth.

Saturday, March 17, 1934

Fred KOPP, aged 33, owner of the KOPP HARDWARE STORE at Kewanna, died at 10:30 o'clock this morning after a weeks illness due to pnemonia which followed an attack of the flu. Death occurred at the Kopp home in Kewanna. Mr. Kopp was associated with his father, Dan KOPP, in the operation of the store for a number of years. Two years ago the father retired. The deceased was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church at Kewanna. Survivors are the widow who was Miss Bettie McCORD of Logansport whom he married a year ago, the parents and a number of brothers and sisters. The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Ernest STEVENS, 27, who operated a meat market in Monterey, died in the Cass county hospital in Logansport late last night from what was believed a self-inflicted bullet wound in his head. No cause for the act has been discovered according to Dr. T. E. CARNEAL, of Winamac, Pulaski county coroner who investigated. No note was found.
Stevens was lying on the floor of his shop, unconscious and blood streaming from the wound in his head Friday morning, March 9. The discovery was made by his father, William STEVENS. A revolver lay at the side of the young man.
Dr. Carneal was summoned at the time and ordered Stevens taken to the hospital where his condition has since been regarded as very critical. Death last night was not unexpected.
Stevens is survived by his wife, a teacher in the Monterey school; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. STEVENS of near Monterey.

Monday, March 19, 1934


Suffering a heart attack, while enroute to the home of her son Harry, of Michigan City, Mrs. Allen LONG, of Mentone, passed away at the Schultz farm home north of LaPorte Saturday evening at six o'clock. Mrs. Long felt the attack coming on after she and her daughter, Mrs. Owen Gaines of Mentone, had just driven through LaPorte and they decided to stop at a farm home and summon medical aid. The stricken lady, however, passed away within few moments after she had been assisted into the Schultz home. Although Mrs. Long had been in ill health for the past two years, her condition had not been regarded as serious and her demise came as a severe shock to her many friends throughout the northeastern section of Fulton county.
Jennie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert COOK was born in Whitley county, Indiana on August 7th, 1872. In June of 1883 [sic?], she was united in marriage to Allen LONG, the ceremony being pronounced in Fulton county. For several years she resided in Newcastle township and in the year of 1916 removed to Mentone where her husband was employed by the Mentone Telephone Co. Mr. Long passed away April 11, 1933. The deceased was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and the Gleaners lodge.
Survivors are a son, Harry LONG, of Michigan City, a daughter, Mrs. Owen GAINES, of Mentone; two grandchildren; and the following brothers and sisters, David [COOK] and George COOK, of Illinois, Mrs. Charles SCHROEDER of Wisconsin, Lyman COOK, of South Whitley, Ind., Mrs. C. C. WRIGHT and Mrs. W. D. WHITNEY, both of Illinois and Mrs. Charles NORTH of Whitley county, Indiana.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. SQUIBBS will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Mentone Baptist church. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery.

Samuel SMITH, aged 79, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Norma HUDKINS in Kewanna at 9:30 o'clock this morning after a long illness due to diseases incident to old age.
Mr. Smith was a life long resident of Fulton county. He was born four and half miles northwest of Kewanna on November 21, 1854. His parents were Samuel and Rachael SMITH.
Mr. Smith was a farmer and lived on farms in Union township nearly all of his life time. He was married to Josephine MOORE who died eight years ago. Mr. Smith was a member of the Reform Church near Lake Bruce.
Survivors are three sons, Bert SMITH, South Bend, Oliver SMITH and Omer SMITH both of Kewanna, a daughter Mrs. HUDKINS and a brother Dan SMITH who resides on a farm near Kewanna.
The funeral services will be held from the Reform Church at Brue Lake Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by interment in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Funeral services for Fred KOPP, aged 31, hardware dealer of Kewanna, who died Saturday morning at his home in Kewanna, after a week's illness due to pneumonia, will be held from the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kewanna at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Burial will be made in the St. Ann's cemetery at Kewanna.
The deceased was born at Royal Center on July 12, 1902 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan KOPP. When he was a year old Mr. Kopp's parents moved to Kewanna where he has since lived. He was associated with his father in the hardware business in Kewanna for the past 17 years. His father retired a year ago.
Mr. Kopp was married to Miss Betty McCORD of Logansport in a ceremony which was performed on June 6, 1933. He was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church at Kewanna of which church he was a very active member.
Survivors are the wife, parents, two brothers, Daniel KOPP, Greenville, N.C., and Ernest KOPP, South Bend, and four sisters, Mrs. Marie LONG, Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Helena SHINE, Alice [KOPP] and Kathryn KOPP all of Kewanna.

Funeral services were held at Monterey Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock for the late Ernest STEVENS, 27, who passed away Friday night in the Cass County Hospital at Logansport from a gun shot wound received in an accident at the latter's meat market a few days prior to his death.
Mr. Stevens lived his entire live in the Monterey vicinity and was held in high esteem by friends and business associates. He graduated from the Monterey High School in the 1924 class, and spent two years following at DePauw University.
Mr. Stevens married Miss Vera MORROSON who is teaching in the Monterey high school at this time.
A large crowd attended the services for Mrs. Stevens, and as large a throng remained outside the church, unable to gain entrance for the services. Burial was made in the Monterey cemetery.

Charles Fremont BUNN, 71, died at his home in Leiters Ford Saturday afternoon from injuries which he received Thursday when he fell from a tree in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford. Mr. Bunn fell 25 feet while he was trimming a tree to make firewood.
The deceased was born in Miami county on July 14, 1862 the son of Hyman and Caroline BUNN. His parents moved to the Leiters Ford vicinity when he was quite young and he has continued to make his residence there since that time. He was a carpenter and painter.
Survivors are the widow who was Amanda EASTERDAY whom he married on March 31, 1888, two daughters Mrs. Rhode KURTZ, Waukegan, Ill., and Mrs. Madge WAGNER, Goshen, two sisters, Mrs. Adda ANDERSON Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Lulu McKITRICH, Kiowa, Kans., two brothers, William [BUNN], Watseka, Ill., and Walter [BUNN] of this city and nine grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Lucretia SANNS died less than a year ago.
The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence in Leiters Ford in charge of Rev. M. W. CRIDER. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Tuesday, March 20, 1934

Twelve Mile, Ind., Mar. 20. -- Mrs. Louise BEINEKE, 57, injured in an automobile accident five weeks ago, succumbed yesterday as a result.
Mrs. Beineke, who suffered a broken vertebrae and other injuries in the mishap which occurred on state road 31 [US-31] five miles north of Peru, had been confined in the Dukes hospital at Peru, until ten days ago. At no time after the accident did the woman show any definite signes of recovery.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Bethel M.E. church with Rev. E. A. SCOTTEN in charge and burial will be made in the Bethlehem cemetery.
Survivors are her husband, William [BIENEKE], two daughters, Mrs. Mildred GREEN and Mrs. Marie ABSHIRE, both of Twelve Mile, two grandchildren, two brothers, William PETERS of New Haven and Gustave PETERS of Fort Wayne, and two sisters, Miss Amelia PETERS and Mrs. Minnie GOMBERT, both of Fort Wayne.
Dora E. (SHOBE) NELLANS, a life long resident of this community passed away at her home 1212 South Main street at four a.m. Tuesday morning. Mrs. Shobe had been in ill health for the past ten months suffering from a complication of diseases.
The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county and always took an active interest in the social and religious affairs of the community.
Dora E., daughter of John and Nancy BARKMAN, was born in Fulton county on September 22nd, 1867. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Edward SHOBE, the ceremony being pronounced on August 5th, 1880. Mr. Shobe preceded in death several years ago. On June 3rd, 1931 she was married to Ami NELLANS of Rochester. Mr. Nellans passed away on February 5th, 1934. Mrs. Nellans ws a member of the First Baptist church of this city.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Charles ZIMMERMAN, of South Bend, Ind., Mrs. Lee NELSON, of Rochester, Mrs. Paul McCARTHY, of Plymouth, a sister, Mrs. Mary E. KESSLER, of Rochester, a brother M. L. BARKMAN, of South Bend and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist Church. Rev. B. G. FIELD will officiate. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens, Ind.

Nellie WISE SARBER was born March 18, 1883, near Burr Oak. Her childhood days were mostly spent in that locality until spring of 1902 she moved with her parents to Barry County, Michigan, near Dowling. On May 4th the same year she was united in marriage to Harry SARBER.
The major portion of her life was spent in Marshall and Fulton Counties, moving to Leiters Ford in 1920, where she passed away in her home here March 16, 1934. She leaves to mourn her, husband, one son LaMar [SARBER], two grandchildren, Marilyn Jean [SARBER] and Guy LaMar [SARBER], parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. WISE, sister, Mrs. Don CROOK, all of Vicksburg, Michigan, one brother, Glen WISE, Lima, Ohio, number of nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Mother was a most noble and patient sufferer in her last year of illness, and so appreciative of all that loving hands could to and of the many tokens of kindly deeds bestowed by neighbors and friends.
With an implicit faith in her God and tht she could meet her loved ones and many friendfs in her eternal home were always uppermost in her mind, she has passed to her reward, but mother is not forgotten.

Wednesday, March 21, 1934

Owing to the illness of Rev. B. G. FIELD, pastor of the Rochester Baptist church, Rev. Joseph GLEASON of Lafayette will officiate at the funeral services of Dora (SHOBE) NELLANS which will be conducted at the Baptist church, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.

Mrs. Lula SMITH, aged 46, died at her home, 1318 Van Buren Street, South Bend, yesterday morning after an illness of two weeks due to the flu. Mrs. Smith who is a former resident of this city was born in Rochester on November 2, 1887 and moved to South Bend 24 years ago. On April 25, 1921, she was married to Charles SMITH of St. Joseph, Mich. Survivors are the husband, two daughters, Thelma May [SMITH] and Donnabelle [SMITH] at home, two sisters, Mrs. Edith ESHELMAN, Akron and Mrs. Josephine HIGHT Macy, and a

brother, Everett MIKESELL of Stryker, Ohio. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Oliver R. TIMBERS aged 74, died at his home 1016 South Madison Street at 8:45 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of eight week's duration.
The deceased was born June 15, 1859 at Bondsville, Ohio the son of Reuben and Mary TIMBERS. His parents moved to this county when he was quite young and he has continued to reside here since that time.
Mr. Timbers for many years lived on a farm southwest of Athens. Later he moved to this city where he engaged in the restaurant business and also in the clothing business.
Mr. Timbers was married on September 25, 1884 in a ceremony which was performed in this city to Miss Minnie ANDERSON. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Athens.
Survivors are the widow, a son, Archie TIMBERS, Madison, Wis., a daughter, Mrs. Henry MOORE of this city, a half-brother, John TIMBERS, Fort Wayne and five grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements will not be completed until the arrival here this evening of the son, Archie timbers who is enroute to this city from his home in Madison, Wis.

Thursday, March 22, 1934

Jacob GOSS, aged 72, who has been a patient in the Logansport State Hospital for the past fourteen years died there at 10 o'clock last night. Death was due to pneumonia which he contracted ten days ago. The deceased was born in Fulton county on January 31, 1862 and was a son of the late Sebastian and Elizabeth GOSS. He spent his entire lifetime up until the time he became ill as a farmer in this county. Survivors include two brothers Alfred [GOSS] and Charles GOSS of Columbia City and two sisters Mrs. Web. BEATTIE who resides on a farm west of the city and Mrs. Lon LOWE of Columbia City. The body was removed to a funeral parlor in this city. The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Last rites for Mrs. Charles SMITH, 1318 Van Buren Street, South Bend, took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the residence and at 2:30 o'clock from the Grace Evangelical Church in South Bend. Rev. E. F. ROESTI pastor of the church read the services and interment was made in Southlawn cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Monday night in a hospital at South Bend. She is a former resident of this city.

Funeral services for the late Oliver R. TIMBERS who died at his home 1016 South Madison Street Tuesday evening after an eight week's illness due to heart trouble, will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Loren STINE will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, March 23, 1934 to Saturday, March 24, 1934

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Monday, March 26, 1934

Byron O. SMITH, aged 51, well known Newcastle township farmer who resided on a farm seven miles northeast of Rochester died in the Woodlawn hospital at 10:30 o'clock last night after a ten week's illness.
Death was due to double pneumonia. Mr. Smith had suffered with an obstruction of the bowels and was taken to the hospital Friday evening for an emergency operation.
Mr. Smith was born on January 7, 1883 in this city. His parents were John W. SMITH who died in 1925 and Florence L. SMITH who resides at her home in this city.
The deceased has resided on the same farm for the past 29 years. He was one of the most prominent farmers of Fulton county. He received his education in the school of this city and at Purdue University.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Richland Center and the Encampment of this city. He was married to Leila O. TATMAN in a ceremony which was read in this city on January 11, 1904.
Survivors are the widow, a daughter Miss Irene SMITH who is a teacher in the Akron schools, the mother, a sister Mrs. Lucinda HOFFMAN, Hollywood, Cal., two nephews and a niece. A sister Mrs. Daisy CASEBEER died in October 1933.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, March 27, 1934

Funeral services for the late Byron SMITH, well known Newcastle township farmer, who died Sunday night, will be held from the Methodist Church here Friday at 2:30 p.m. The services will be in charge of the Rev. T. L. STOVALL, pastor of the church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here. The services are being held until Friday to permit a sister, Mrs. Lucinda HOFFMAN of Hollywood, Cal., to arrive here. She is now enroute to this city and will arrive in Chicago Thursday.

After a prolonged and valiant fight Henry A. BARNHART, 75, prominent citizen, neigthbor and statesman, passed away at 5:20 o'clock, Monday evening at his home on South Main Street, this city.
Although the death of Mr. Barnhart had not been entirely unexpected, inasmuch as his condition had been regarded as extremely grave since early last fall, his legion of friends, locally and throughout the country, were fervently hoping that he would be able to regain his health and again assume, possibly in a lesser degree, his diversified duties in the civic, social and religious affairs of this community.
Medical diagnosis revealed heart trouble and diseases inherent with advanced hears as the contributing factors in Mr. Barnhart's demise. Since returning from an Indianapolis hospital a week ago last Friday, attending physicians held little or no hope for his ultimate recovery and his condition gradually grew worse. Sunday afternoon he lapsed into a coma, from which he never rallied.
All members of Mr. Barnhart's immediate family were at his bedside when the end came.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church on Wednesday afternoon, at two o'clock. The Rev. Benjamin G. FIELD will officiate.
The body will lie in state in the church from noon until two o'clock Wednesday, and may be viewed by friends and public during these hours. Burial will be made in the mausoleum.

The pall bearers will be Lyman BRACKETT, Robert SHAFER, Pete VanTRUMP, Percy SMITH, George RIDDLE and Roscoe PONTIUS.,
Mr. Barnhart, who enjoyed good health most of his life, suffered his first serious illness six years ago, while at El Paso, Texas, on his way with Mrs. Barnhart to California. He was confined in a hospital there for several weeks. Following that he suffered from severe attacks of bronchitis nearly every winter, which in turn weakened his heart and he recovered more slowly from each illness. In December 1932 he had a severe attack of nosebleed which was stopped after drastic treatment and he never recovered his full strength after that.
He was taken ill with a cold in November 1933 and after Thanksgiving was ordered to bed by his physicians to take a long rest. Due to the fact that he had been so active all his life he found it almost impossible to remain quietly in bed and was up whenever he could persuade his doctors to let him move about. His condition became gradually worse and on January 18th he was taken to the Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis and placed under the care of heart specialists. He improved there considerably but was unable to get up.
Recently his physicians advised that he be returned to his home where he desired to be and he was brought back on March 16th. He suffered some from the trip and then seemingly recovered. Wednesday he was seriously affected again with bronchial trouble which greatly weakened him but his condition was not believed critical until Sunday.
Born at Twelve Mile, Indiana, September 11, 1858, son of Rev. Jacob and Mary FISHER BARNHART, he was educated in the country schools and at Amboy Academy and taught several terms after which he married Loretta Ann LEFFEL (deceased in 1916).
They located in Fulton County on a farm in Liberty Township where they resided four years and then moved to Rochester when Mr. Barnhart took up the duties of County Surveyor in which position he was elected in 1884. After one year in the Surveyor's office he purchased the Rochester Sentinel and was its owner and editor for nearly forty years. In 1892 he was made a member of the Democratic State Committee which was the beginning of a political career of many responsibilities. In 1893 he was apponted by Governor Matthews, a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana State Prison and in 1906 he was appointed by Governor Hanley, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Northern Hospital for the Insane and re-appointed four years later, by Governor Marshall. In 1908 he was elected to succeed the late Hon. A. L. Brick to be a Representative in the U. S. Congress for the 13th Indiana District, in which capacity he served for six terms, half of that time as chariman of the Committee on Printing. He also served on the important Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Banking and Currency, and Public Buildings and Grounds. In this experience he became a speaker of considerable popularity and delivered patriotic, business and public welfare addresses all over his home state and in many others. One year he was a lecturer on the Redpath Chautauqua platform and after that gave liberally of his time as an after dinner speaker and as speaker for many business and religious organizations.
In business, also, his was a busy life. At an early day he was made secretary and manager for the board of directors in the construction of the ROCHESTER WATER WORKS system. With Rome C. STEPENSON, Lyman M. BRACKETT, George W. HOLMAN and Joseph A. MYERS he organized the ROCHESTER TELEPHONE SYSTEM and as president and general manager was the directing head of that business from 1895 until his death. Subsequently he, with Messrs. Rome Stephenson, George W. Holman and others organized the ROCHESTER TRUST and SAVINGS BANK which was afterward merged with what is now the U. S. BANK & TRUST COMPANY, and was for many years a member of its board of directors. At another time when the rebuilding of COLUMBIA SCHOOL was urgently necessary and the city of Rochester had reached its bonded limit, a company of local business men organized to underwrite the building to completion and Mr. Barnhart was a member of the board of directors and of its executive committee.
In both the newspaper and telephone fields of endeavor, Mr. Barnhart was always in the foremost ranks of activities. He was president of the National Independent Telephone Asociation, president of the Indiana State Telephone Association and for many years a member of the board of directors of both these organizations as well as editorial writer for two telephone magazines. Also, he was president of the Democratic State Editorial Association and of the Northern Indiana Non-Partisan Editorial Association. He was for many years president of the local organization of the American Red Cross and was appointed a member of many state and national organizations in behalf of various charitable, health and public welfare movements.
He was long a member of Rochester First Baptist Church and of its board of trustees, president of the Men's Bible Class of that Church, a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, of the Rochester Country Club and of the Rochester Kiwanis Club.
As the result of his first marriage three sons were born, Dean L. [BARNHART], co-editor of the Goshen News-Timed and Democrat, Hugh A. [BARNHART], editor of the Rochester News-Sentinel and another, who died in infancy. Also a niece, now Mrs. Henry Stewart BAILEY, of Peru, became a member of the Barnhart family by adoption and was always a loyal, helpful and much beloved foster daughter. Other survivors are: two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth HOFFMAN, of Macy, and Mrs. Marie LEFFEL of Pontiac, Mich., and three grandchildren, Jane BAILEY of Peru, Mary Louise BARNHART, student at Indiana University and Isabelle Anne BARNHART of Goshen.
In 1923 Mr. Barnhart contracted a second marriage with Mrs. Alwilda E. DILLON, a life long family neighbor, and the union was a happy and congenial one as both were much interested in all helpful public and club activities and in the religious and social life of the city. They resided in the Dillon home at 1104 South Main Street.
In recent years, Mr. Barnhart devoted all of his time to his home, his church, his telephone interests, his 200 acre farm "Springbrook" northwest of Rochester and to civic affairs. At his farm he was a breeder of Guernsey cattle and owned a thoroughbred herd. He was an enthusiastic worker in the affairs of the Kiwanis Club and the Izzak Walton League and was one of the group responsible for the location of the federal fish hatchery at Lake Manitou. His wide acquaintance among the members of the house and senate, as well as in the department at Washington, played a large part in focusing favorable attention of government officials on this community. He was active in business, religious, and civic affairs until he was confined to his home by his illness and kept his daily interest in such until the last.
HENRY A. BARNHART
[Editorial]
Through the writing of the closing chapter in the life of Henry A. BARNHART, death has dealt a heavy blow to the family, friends and community. Yet, while the gamut of human emotions may register deepest in sorrow, there is solace in the knowledge that Mr. Barnhart's career was replete with deeds, commendable deeds, of which those who mourn, may ever be proud.
Reared by the humblest of rural surroundings, under the tutelage of what would now be termed homespun Christian parentage, Mr. Barnhart, early in life established a well defined demarcation between right and wrong, and from these simple but powerful classifications of all human deeds he stood and fought indomitably for what he deemed were just.
Mr. Barnhart, while still a young man, assumed an important role in the civic, political and general activities of Rochester and Fulton county. During his two score of years as editor and publisher of the Rochester Sentinel, he was a fearless exponent for every worthwhile movement for the betterment of the community. It was during his regime in the newspaper field that his outstanding personality, together with his desire to be a sincere friend of those in all walks of life, finally embarked him on a political career, under the Democratic banner, which gained the plaudits of even many of adverse political faith. During his six terms in the United States legislative chambers, he served his constituents, district, state and nation, in such an unbiased, business-like manner that the word "politician" in a professional sense was never connected with the name of Congressman Barnhart.
Following his retirement from national legislative activity, Mr. Barnhart devoted his untiring energies to the welfare of Rochester, his neighbors, friends, the unfortunates, hie family and his church. During the latter months of his life, he derived much pleasure through an active interest in the progress being made on the Federal Fish Hatchery at Lake Manitou, and it may be said it was largely through his friendship with former colleagues at Washington, D.C., that the project was secured for Rochester.
Perhaps, in this brief comment on the passing of a citizen and friend, who has left an indelible mark of honesty, efficiency and helpfulness, which will ever be remembered in this community, one of the finest tributes to Henry A. Barnhart may be said in these few words: He was a lover of his fellowman, of nature, of wholesome humor, of his home, his family and his church.
MAYOR MAKES REQUEST
In honor and respect for one of the City's foremost citizens, the late Honorable HENRY A. BARNHART, I do hereby implore the business men of Rochester, to close their offices and stores in order that they and their employees may attend the funeral services of our departed business associate, friend and brother. Services will be conducted at the Baptist church, commencing at two o'clock, Wednesday afternoon.
Respectfully
Charles T. JONES
Mayor of the City of Rochester.

Wednesday, March 28, 1934

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Wilbur "Wid" MORRISON, aged 57, owner of a job printing plant in Indianapolis, who died suddenly several days ago from a heart attack. Mr. Morrison had spent several summers at Lake Manitou.

Mrs. Anna DUDDLESON, aged 71, died at her home four miles southeast of Argos at 3 o'clock this morning aftr a two years illness due to paralysis and complications.
The deceased was born on a farm two and a half miles southwest of Argos on August 28, 1863. Her parents were Emanuel and Carolina KAMP. She had lived near Argos all of her life.
Mrs. Duddleson was a member of the Reform Church which is located west of Culver. Her husband is Frank DUDDLESON.
Survivors are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Maude KIRSCHBAUM, Argos, and Mrs. Bertha GRAY, Galveston, three sons, Earl [DUDDLESON], Fort Wayne, Otto [DUDDLESON], Plymouth and Everett [DUDDLESON], at home, a sister four brothers, and seven grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from Argos Christian Church at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. THOMAS in charge. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.
Funeral services for the late Henry A. BARNHART, were held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church, this city, where neighbors, friends and out-of-city political and business associates of the deceased taxed the capacity of the edifice.
Rev. Benjamin B. FIELD, pastor of the church, delivered a most impressive sermon and Rev. W. James NIVEN, of Bedford, Ind., former pastor, gave a brief eulogy on the public life of Mr. Barnhart. Music was rendered by the Baptist Church Quartet.
Mr. Barnhart's body was removed to the church at 12 o'clock where an almost endless line of friends and business associates passed the flower banked bier, up until the hour of the services, in final review.
Following the services the funeral cortege proceeded to the Rochester Mausoleum where after a brief prayer, one of Rochester's foremost citizens was placed at rest.

Thursday, March 29, 1934

[no obits]

Friday, March 30, 1934

Funeral services were held this morning from the home of the parents of John Franklin [MOORE], eight day old son of Mr. and Mrs. William MOORE, who died Wednesday evening. The parents reside on a farm three miles southeast of Athens. The services were in charge of Rev. C. J. MINER followed by burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. The parents, six half-brothers and sisters and grandfather, Frank HATTERY, of Peru, survive.

A eulogy was delivered in Congress by Representative Louis LUDLOW, in tribute to his former colleague and friend the late Henry A. BARNHART. Mr. Ludlow and Mr. Barnhart had been friends for over a period of two score years, their friendship forming when both were engaged in the newspaper fields and later while members of the United States Congress. Congressman Ludlow during his social and business visits to Rochester, always spent considerable time with Mr. Barnhart. The tribute follows:
Washington, Mar. 30. -- A eulogy of Henry A. Barnhart of Rochester, Ind., former representative in Congress, was delivered in the House (yesterday) by Representative Louis LUDLOW of Indianapolis. Mr. Ludlow chose as his subject, "Henry A. Barnhart, Gentleman and Friend."
"Mr. Speaker, a congenial, generous soul that once adorned these legislative halls and made everybody here happy by his presence passed through the portals of the unknown land on last Monday.
"The old-timers in this great legislative body well remember Henry A. Barnhart of Indiana, and news of his death has brought deep and sincere sorrow to the older members of this House, who knew and loved him.
"The sad tidings of his departure has been perceived with silent and reverential respect in the cloakrooms that used to reverberate with laughter when he assumed the role of entertainer, for in his heyday there was none among all the members of this great body and none among all the public officials at Washington his equal as a story-teller.
"For eleven years, as a member of Congress for the old Thirteenth Indiana district, he spread joy and sunshine around these legislative halls. His wholesome and infectious humor was a soothing balm to troubled spirits and contributed mightily to make congressional life worth living.

"As an impersonator he was without a peer, and his mimicry was double enjoyable because it never left a sting. When he imitated Champ Clark's booming voice in Missouri dialect he seemed more like Clark than Clark himself. Gen. Isaac R. Sherwood, with his high falsetto voice, was no more real in the flesh than when he spoke through his Hoosier interpreter. One of the perennial delights of the Democratic cloak room was Mr. Barnhart's florid rendition of Percy Quinn's famous speech:
" 'Gentlemen of the House, there comes a time in the lives of all of us when we must rise above principle!'
"The plantation humor of good old Ben Humphreys of Mississippi, lived over and over in Mr. Barnhart's impersonations of that quaint character and he could portray Joe Byrne, Jack Garner or Henry Rainey with uncanny realism. For a long time after he quit Congress he made what he called a 'hegira' once a year back to Washington and his coming was always hailed with delight by his old cronies because it always marked the beginning of the open season for a fresh rendition of the old stories that never lost their charm or any of their delectable qualities in the retelling.
"Mr. Barnhart was made of the best quality of Hoosier homespun. He possessed a ruggedness of character that reminded me of something majestic, like the beauties of Lake Manitou or the gorgeous loveliness of the hills of Brown county clothed in the marvelous tints of autumn. His greatness was elemental and was composed of many virtues, outstanding among which were honesty, sincerity and friendship of such quality that the older it grows the tighter it binds. It seemed so fitting that he should be always happy, because he made everybody around him happy.
"All of his life he was a newspaper man and as one who also belongs to the Fourth Estate, I believe his newspaper experience gave him the human touch. His sympathy was abounding and his interest in people was intense.
"He also loved his dog, and to my way of thinking that is an omen of character. I have never known a man who loved dogs as Mr. Barnhart loved them who was not a good man. His eulogy on dogs is a cameo of literature, as perfect as Senator Vest's tribute to that faithful animal. [see Farewell to "Bob" following this eulogy. -WCT]
"Mr. Barnhard died in the fullness of years, honored and revered by everybody in his home community, where he had long been hailed as the first citizen. He was not called suddenly, but it seemed as if providence, realizing the love that bound him to mortals gave him, even after the sould of death was on him, opportunities to tarry yet awhile. He had ample time to fold the draperies of his spirit about him before he entered the presence of the Great King and he finally went so quietly and peacefully it seemed he was not dead at all, but that in the language of the immortal Hoosier poet:
" 'With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand
" "He vanished into an unknown land.'
"It is sad to part with one who was so sterling and so true, but we may find comfort in our simple Christian faith that when we, too, cross the borders of the unknown land we will find this true and loyal friend awaiting us."

FAREWELL TO "BOB"
by Congressman Henry A. Barnhart
[courtesy of Jack K. Overmyer, The News-Sentinel]
A message from home today stating that old "Bob", deaf and decrepit, but the family pet and pride and protector for 15 years, had died, halted interest in all else with me save the memory of the past; and while he was only a fox terrier dog, no affair of state, nor burst of congressional eloquence, nor dream of future glory attracts my attention, and I think and think and think.
You were just a dog, "Bob", but you were a "thoroughbred" in you class; and if there ever was a faithful, alert, trustworthy, loyal, mind-your-own-business, self-respecting, gentleman dog, you were this illustrious "dogality". From the evening you came from Chicago a plump, little puppy to the hour of your death, the result of paralysis, superinduced by fighting two intruding Peru mongrels at the same time, you were the trusted watchman of our home, the devoted "pal" of the children, and my rollicking "chum". You could do stunts like the boys on land, in air, or in water; you showed many a pesky rat and prowling cat that life was not worth living; and the body scars you carried to your grave were so many badges of honor, for you never showed fear and never fought a dog smaller than yourself. No boy ever "soaked" you or one of your young masters and "got away with it" without being dog bitten; no man ever violently attacked you who didn't cry, "Call of your dog"; and no one ever approached your home at an unseemly hour or in uncommon manner except to hear warning of your strenuous vigil or meet you face to face on the danger line of intrusion. Of course you occasionally erred in judgment. As I remember, you frightened Joe King into short growth, and you bit Uncle Adam Mow and Mike Henry and Huston Black and numerous other good men who called on friendly mission and found only you at home, and you were not sociable with other people. But your mistakes were due to your loyalty to me and mine, and I'm homesick and heartsick in sorrow because I must bid you, game and companionable old fellow, this everlasting farewell. No friend ever stood with us so firmly and so unselfishly as you, and all you asked in return was to have the door opened 40 or 50 times a day that you might rush out and chase roving cars away and an occasional bone or some crumbs from the table.
And so your memory shall be cherished with us as long as time lasts. Your constancy, your self-denial, and your admirable activity in the everyday affairs of the youths about you as they grew from childhood to man's estate, have been a help to me beyond expression, and if any fellow citizen ever mistakenly or maliciously classes me with your kind, I hope he may compare me with you, "Bob.

Saturday, March 31, 1934

Dr. Perry Lawson FERRY, aged 54, prominent surgeon and physician of Akron and veteran of the World's War died in the McDonald Hospital at Warsaw at 9:40 o'clock last night from pneumonia. The pneumonia developed from a cold which Dr. Ferry contracted last Saturday while he was calling on patients. The deceased was taken to the hospital Thursday evening. His family was at his bedside when death came.
Dr. Ferry was born in Richmond, Pa., on December 31, 1879. His parents were John L. and Sophia FERRY. He was educated in the grade and high schools at Richmond. Dr. Ferry received his medical training at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat hospital and in St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Dr. Ferry after graduation opened an office at Laketon. He practiced medicine there until 1907 when he opened an office at Akron. At the start of the World War Dr. Ferry enlisted. He received his training at Camp Greenleaf. He received his captain's commission there and was then assigned to Camp Green at Charlotte, N.C. At Camp Green Dr. Ferry was made commander of Base Hospital No. 122. Dr. Ferry was mustered out of service at Camp Green on December 11, 1918.
Dr. Ferry's passing will be greatly missed by the residents of Akron and Henry township.

He had a large practice in that vicinity and also at Laketon. Dr. Ferry was prominent in civic affairs at Akron. He also was very prominent in legion activities and had held the office of commander of the Akron Post. He also had held offices in the Old Thirteenth District legion organization and in the new Second District. Dr. Ferry was also a member of the Masonic lodge and a social member of the Modern Woodman's Lodge. He had served for several terms as a member of the Fulton County Board of Childrens Guardians.
Survivors include the widow who was Eva H. GUSHARD and whom he married at Laketon on November 1, 1905, a son John L. FERRY who is studying medicine at the University of Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis, a daughter Mrs. John F. FREDERICK, Laketon, brother John H. FERRY, Lima, Ohio and two sisters Mrs. P. M. WALKER and Miss Martha FERRY both of Batavia, N.Y.
The funeral services will be held from the home in Akron at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning in charge of the American Legion Post of Akron. Rev. Fred HILL, of LaGrange a Methodist minister will be in charge. Rev. Hill was a personal friend of Dr. Ferry and served as an army chaplain at Camp Green at the time the deceased was stationed there. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Laketon.

Monday, April 2, 1934

Mrs. Martha STAUFFER, aged 78, a resident of the Walnut neighborhood for many years, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tena KINDIG, 130 North Jefferson street after an illness dating from October 19, 1931 when she suffered a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Stauffer, whose maiden name was McGRAW, was born on a farm near Walnut. She lived in that vicinity all of her lifetime until she came to this city to make her home with her daughter.
The deceased was married twice and had two children by each marriage. In April 1875, the deceased was married to John ALDERFER who died December 4, 1879. On June 21, 1885, she was married to W. H. STAUFFER who survives. Mrs. Stauffer was a member of the Methodist Church at Walnut.
Survivors are the husband, two sons, Charles ALDERFER, Crane, Tex., and C. G. STAUFFER, of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Clayton FLETCHER of near Argos and Mrs. KINDIG of this city, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Richland Center church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Albert VERMILLION of Montezuma in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Evangelical church at Bruce Lake for Betty Ann BUTTON, aged 3, who died at the home of her parents, Russell and Opal BUTTON at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning. The parents live on the HOOVER farm four miles southeast of the city. Survivors include the parents and one sister aged two. The services were in charge of Rev. G. W. LOZIER. Burial was made in the cemetery at Bruce Lake.

Out of a job and dependent upon the township trustee for subsistence for himself and family, William WAGNER, 44-year-old ex-service man, shot and instantly killed himself in his home in Culver yesterday morning.
While sitting in his bedroom with his wife and 10-months-old baby in the home, only a few feet from him, Wagner took off one shoe and sock and, with the muzzle of a 12-gauge shotgun aimed at his head, pulled the trigger with his toe. The charge entered his head and killed him instantly.
The wife, a step-daughter also in the room, and her sister, Mrs. Nellie WASHBURN, who resides across the street from the Wagner home, heard the shot and rushed to the room where they found the body of Mr. Wagner in a pool of blood.
Besides his widow and small child, he is survived by children of a former marriage. He formerly resided near Monterey but has been a resident in Culver for sometime.
Coroner Harry DANIELSON of Plymouth was called and is to hold an inquest in the Easterday Funeral Home in Culver at 4:30 this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 3, 1934

Mrs. Mel WERTZBERGER has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, D. D. WERTZBERGER of Tulsa, Oklahoma, who was killed in an auto accident Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. The accident occurred 20 miles from Oklahoma City while Mr. Wertzberger was enroute to Tulsa, Okla., in his automobile. The accident was caused by a tire blowing out, the Wertzberger machine turning over twice. Mr. Wertzberger who had often visited in this city lived but 20 minutes after he was injured. The deceased who will be buried at Tulsa Wednesday was a 33rd degree Mason. He was a prominent business man in Tulsa.
Bill WERTZBERGER, a nephew of the deceased, has been manager of one of the latter's lumber camps at Arp, Texas for several years. He went to Texas after graduating from Rochester High School.

Mrs. Delos S. MORRIS, 70, passed away at her farm home, six miles northeast of this city, Tuesday morning at ten o'clock. Death resulted from diabetes and other complications following an illness of 14 weeks duration. The deceased who had been a resident of this county for the past several years had a wide acquaintance of friends in Rochester and Henry townships.
Orinda Mae [WHISLER], daughter of John and Mary WHISLER, was born in Cedar County, Iowa on August 5th, 1863. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Delos S. MORRIS, the ceremony being pronounced at West Liberty, Iowa. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Morris resided in Goshen, Ind., and a little over six years ago removed to a farm in Fulton county. Mrs. Morris was a member of the Christian church and the O. E. S. Survivors are the husband, two sons, Arley P. MORRIS, of Rochester, Roger D. MORRIS, of New Mexico, a daughter Lurline MORRIS, of Goshen, Ind., a sister Mrs. James H. DICKERSON, of Iowa, and two grandchildren, Robert A. MORRIS, of Rochester, and Roger H. MORRIS, of New Mexico.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

John Minard SANDERS, aged 68, died suddenly this morning at 9:30 o'clock from angina pectoris. Mr. Sanders was the caretaker at the Edice Inn located on Myers Point at Lake Manitou. Coroner Herbert Zimmerman was called. Mr. Sanders had not been ill. He was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio on June 3, 1865 the son of John and Matilda SANDERS. He had lived in Fulton county where he was a farmer for many years and had been caretaker of the hotel for five years.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge of this city. Survivors are the wife who was Anna GARNER and whom he married here on November 6, 1895, a son, Elga SANDERS, Anderson, a brother Josephus SANDERS, Macy and two grandchildren. The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, April 4, 1934

Funeral services for the late John Minard SANDERS, caretaker at the Edice Inn on the east shore of Lake Manitou for the past five years will be held from the Inn at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. Sanders' death occurred Tuesday morning from over-exertion caused by a walk which he made along the Barrett road to a grocery store on the north side of the lake to purchase supplies.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Delos MORRIS who died at her home six miles northeast of the city Tuesday morning will be held from the home of her son Arley MORRIS, 714 Pontiac St., at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be in charge. Interment in the mausoleum.

Funeral services were held this afternoon followed by burial in the Citizens cemetery for an infant son born to Mr. and Mrs. [Guy] AULT who reside on a farm three miles west of Rochester. The child was born last night. It was the first child of Mr. and Mrs. Ault.

Following an illness of over a year's duration from a complication of diseases, Edward FENNIMORE, 87, of Macy, passed away at the Wabash hospital, Peru, Ind., at four o'clock Wednesday morning. Mr. Fennimore had been a patient of the Peru hospital for the past two weeks. Other than a brief residency at Tyner, Ind., Mr. Fennimore spent his entire life at Macy, where he was employed as foreman of the Nickel Plate railroad section gang, until ill health forced his retirement. He also was justice of the peace for several years and had a wide acquainatance of friends in Miami and Fulton counties.
Edward W., son of William and Hariet (McMILLEN) FENNIMORE, was born on a farm southwest of Macy, now owned by Scudder WILSON. Forty-five years ago, Mr. Fennimore was united in marriage to Sarah CLEMENS. The deceased was a member of the Christian church and the Masonic lodge. Survivors are the widow, four sons, Ross [FENNIMORE], of Plymouth; Orville [FENNIMORE], of Peru; Ralph [FENNIMORE], of Indianapolis; Fred [FENNIMORE] of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Howard GORDON, of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Cosette GREEN, of Chicago; Mrs. Lena WILHELM, of Chicago; Mrs. Albert BASH of Macy and a brother Frank FENNIMORE, of South Bend.
Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press. They will appear in Thursday's issue.

Funeral services for the late William CANADY retired Indianapolis real estate man and a former resident of Rochester were held Monday at Indianapolis followed by burial there. Mr. Canady died in Vermilion City, Ill., last Friday. At one time Mr. Canady operated a dry goods store in this city in the room where the MILLER hardware store is now located.

Mrs. Maggie FLOOR, aged 63 years, 10 months and 25 days, passed away at her home five miles East of Akron, Friday evening, March 30th, at nine o'clock. Death resulted from a cancer after 18 months illness.
Maggie, daughter of Joseph and Rachael FLICKINGER, was born in Mahoning county, Pennsylvania. She had been a resident of the Akron community for over 44 years. On April 11, 1889 she was united in marriage to Ezra FLOOR. Mrs. Floor was a member of the Silver Creek Bethel Church of God. Survivors are the husband, six sons, Ralph (FLOOR], Jonas [FLOOR], and Paul [FLOOR] of Silver Lake, Orvan [FLOOR], Dale [FLOOR] and Leo

FLOOR of Akron, five daughters Miss Ora FLOOR, at home, Mrs. Ina SIPPY of Salamanca, N.Y., Mrs. Edna BRANDENBURG, of Silver Lake, Mrs. Beulah MABIE, of Rochester and Mrs. Mae McKIBBIN, of Akron, Ind.; two brothers Charley [FLICKINGER] and John FLICKINGER, of Pennsylvania; a sister Mrs. Phoebe BLAKE, of Pennsylvania and 33 grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Alvin ESHELMAN of Bloomfield, Ind., were held Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Silver Creek Bethel church. Burial was made in the Silver Creek Bethel cemetery.

Thursday, April 5, 1934

The last rites for Edgar FENNIMORE, prominent resident of Macy, who died in a hospital at Peru Wednesday morning, will be held from the Christian Church at Macy at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The services will be in charge of Rev. Lincoln CONNER of Dixon, Ill. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Macy.

Mrs. Sarah Jane SHAFFER, aged 91, who was a great-great-grandmother, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. LISTON, 125 West Seventh Street, at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday evening from injuries which she received in a fall eleven weeks ago.
Mrs. Shaffer fell when she attempted to get out of her bed. She suffered a broken hip. Mrs. Shaffer also suffered from shock due to the accident. She has been bedfast since the time that she fell.
The deceased was born in Burlington township, Carroll county, on October 31, 1842. Her parents were Samuel and Hiley FELLOWS. In 1860 she was married to Jacob A. SHAFFER, who preceded her in death in 1915.
Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer lived on a small tract of land near Bennetts Switch. They moved there from Burlington in 1881. For the past 17 winters Mrs. Shaffer has made her home with her daughter here. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church at Bennetts Switch.
Survivors are the daughter Mrs. LISTON, to sons James SHAFFER, Reeding, Mich., and Samuel SHAFFER of Danville, Ill., two brothers Warren FELLOWS, Kokomo and Harrison SHAFFER of Burlington and a sister, Mrs. Mary SEWARD, Deer Creek. The great-great-grandson is John FRAZER, Jr., of Chicago.
Short funeral services will be held from the Liston home at 11:30 o'clock Friday morning after which the cortege will leave for the Ball Hill Methodist Church four miles west of Burlington where services will be held at 2 p.m.
The services at the Liston home and at the church will be in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL pastor of the Grace Methodist Church. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to [Ball Hill Methodist Church?].

Friday, April 6, 1934

Frank MILLS, aged 68, died at his home, 811 South Madison Street, at 8:30 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several months duration.
Mr. Mills was born in Oxfordshire, England on May 10, 1865. His parents were John and Mary MILLS.
Mr. Mills came to this country when he was 18 years of age settling in Wisconsin. He had lived in this city one year, moving here from South Bend, where he had resided for 25 years. Mr. Mills was a mechanic.
The deceased was married to Mrs. Versa METZ on August 25, 1923 in a ceremony which was performed at South Bend. Mr. Mills was a member of the Episcopal Church at Plymouth.
Survivors are the widow, and three children, Mrs. Ollie FENDERS, South Bend, Mrs. Anna HARRIS, Oakland, California and Clarence MILLS, South Bend and a brother, Joe MILLS, of Waukausha, Wis.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Franklin P. McFADDEN, aged 71, a retired grain elevator operator died at his home 516 West Third Street at 10 o'clock this morning. Death was caused by paralysis and followed an illness of nine months.
The deceased was born in Ashland County, Ohio on Novemer 8, 1862 the son of Alfred and Elizabeth McFADDEN. He lived in various parts of Ohio until 1906 when he moved to Indiana.
Since 1906 Mr. McFadden has operated elevators at Twelve Mile, Plymouth and New Waverly. He moved to this city seven years ago from Twelve Mile.
Mr. McFadden was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was married 49 years ago to Kittie N. WELSH in a ceremony which was performed at Ashland, Ohio.
Survivors are the widow, three daughters Lulu [McFADDEN] at home, Mrs. John D. FISHER, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Paul LEFFEL, Twelve Mile, a son A. J. McFADDEN, San Francisco, Cal., two sisters Mrs. Tardie SIMONS, Ashland, O., and Mrs. Effie RICKET, Wooster, O., a brother O. B. McFADDEN, Ashland, O., and four grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Harold TURPIN in charge. On Monday the remains will be taken overland to Nankin, Ohio where grave-side services will be held at 2 p.m. Friends may view the remains at the home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 7, 1934

Short funeral services for the late Frank MILLS, will be conducted Monday afternoon 12:15 by Rev. Harold TURPIN, at the Foster chapel. The body will then be removed to the Forest O. Hayes funeral home in South Bend from where regular services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be made in Highland Cemetery at South Bend.

Monday, April 9, 1934

Nathan SWIHART, 76, former resident of Argos, passed away Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Clara Houseour, of Nappanee. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of lengthy duration.
Nathan son of Aaron and Mary SWIHART, was born in Miami county, Indiana on May 24th, 1857. He removed to Nappanee in the year of 1872 and in 1874 he settled in the Argos community where he followed the occupation of farming, until ill health forced his retirement. Fifty-five years ago he was united in marriage to Rosetta YEAGER who preceded him in death.
Survivors are two sons, Niles SWIHART, of Nappanee, Earl SWIHART, of Harvey, Ill., a daughter, Mrs. Clara HOUSEOUR, Nappanee; three brothers, Louis SWIHART of Argos, Joseph SWIHART, of Hart, Mich., George SWIHART of Credelie, Montana; two sisters, Mrs. Elijah MOWE, of Froid, Montana, and Mrs. Geneoa STRYCKER, of South Comelie, Washington.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. SLAYBAUGH and Rev. McGUIRE will be held at the Walnut Brethren church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Walnut cemetery.

Following a lengthy illness from cancer, Mrs. Minnie SHAFFER passed away Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock at her farm home three miles southwest of Argos. Mrs. Shaffer had been a resident of the Argos community throughout her entire life and had a wide acquaintance of friends.
Minnie, daughter of Jacob and Lottie CASEY, was born on a farm three and one-half miles south of Argos on State Road [US-31], on Sept. 9th, 1889. On August 6th, 1909, she was united in wedlock to Joseph SHAFFER. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Dunkard church, east of Argos. Survivors are the husband, two sons, Clarence [SHAFFER] and Ernest [SHAFFER] at home, a brother Eugene CASEY of near Argos.
Funeral services will be held at the Dunkard church Monday afternoon 2:30 with the Rev. McGUIRE officiating. Burial was made in the Richland cemetery.

Rolandus SMITH, aged 73, who made his home with his sister, Mrs. Katherine NAGLE south of Akron, died Sunday evening in a hospital in Peru following a week's illness due to pneumonia.
The deceased had lived near Akron all of his life. He was a farmer and was born on June 16, 1860. Mr. Smith was a member of the Emanuel Church.
Survivors are the sister with whom he lived, two nieces, Mrs. T. C. KINDIG, Logansport and Mrs. Berdilla SHIREMAN, Akron and nephew, Fred SAUSAMAN, Roann.
The funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from the Emanuel Church south of Akron with the Rev. Clyde MILLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Gaerte cemetery southeast of Akron.

Mrs. Lenora ENGLE, aged 30, died at her home in Monterey Saturday night after a four weeks illness due to peritonitis. Surviving are the husband and two daughters. The funeral rites will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Monterey Methodist church.

Ruel CLARK, aged 32, farmer living east of Akron, died in the Woodlawn Hospital here Saturday evening at 9:40 o'clock from injuries which he received Friday evening when he was struck by a car driven by Harry KREIG a neighbor. Death was due to a ruptured kidney.
Clark when he received his fatal injuries was walking along Road 114 on his way to Akron. Kreig stated to officers that he did not see Clark. Kreig struck Clark as he went to drive around a car driven by Wayne ENGEL, who was accompanied by Leroy STOKES.
The deceased was born near Mentone on December 29, 1901 the son of E. D. and Lulu Maude CLARK. He had lived near Akron and Mentone all of his life. He was married to Bertha McGEE at Akron on February 7, 1927. He was a farmer and a laborer.
Survivors are the wife, three children, father, mother, three brothers, Melvin [CLARK], Everett [CLARK] and George [CLARK], and two sisters, Ollie [CLARK] and Pauline [CLARK].
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Daniel S. SLAYBAUGH pastor of the Church of God at Akron in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Tuesday, April 10, 1934

Mrs. Fannie Ann DILL, aged 92, a pioneer resident of Fulton County, died at her home two miles southwest of Fulton at 10:30 o'clock this morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of a month.
Mrs. Dill was born in Mercer County, Ohio on February 17, 1842. She came to this county with her parents, Rev. Henry and Elizabeth WALTERS when she was a small child, the family settling on a farm in Liberty township.
The deceased was first married to Isaac REED who died a few years later. On January 28, 1869 the deceased married James DILL, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dill has lived in the same house and on the same farm where she died, for the past seventy years. She was a member of the Olive Branch United Brethren Church and a charter member of the Ladies Aid Society of the church.
Survivors are two daughtrs, Mrs. Margaret J. ALBER of Lucerne and Mrs. Mary GARRITY of Minot, N.D., a sister, Mrs. Sarah CLINE, of near Fulton, several grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mrs. Mary WEISELEY, aged 81, for many years a resident of the Kewanna vicinity, died at 12:05 this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude LAMBERN in Plymouth. Death was due to infirmities due to old age. She had been ill since February 7th.
The deceased was born near Royal Center on December 24, 1853, the daughter of Perry and Chehrine CALVIN. She was married on December 27, 1874 to Charles WEISELEY at Kewanna. Mrs. Weiseley lived at Kewanna until six years ago when she went to Plymouth to make her home with her daughter.
Survivors are the following children, Mrs. John ENGLE, Delong, Mrs. Emma WEAVER, Mishawaka, Mrs. Effie WEISELEY, Los Angeles, Cal., Hugh (WEISELEY], Herman, Neb., Mrs. Madge IRVIN, Kewanna, Mrs. Blanche POWERS, South Bend, Mrs. Marie MESSMAN, Rochester and Clifford [WEISELEY] of Peru.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ at Kewanna on Thursday afternoon followed by burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna. The cortege will leave the Lamborn home in Plymouth at 12:45 for Kewanna.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Monterey Methodist Church for Mrs. Leona WALTERS ENGLE, aged 30, who died Saturday night after a three days' illness due to peritonitis following the flu. The services were in charge of Rev. M. W. CRIDER of Leiters Ford. Burial was made in the IOOF cemetery at Ora.
The deceased was born near Ora, the daughter of James and Ella ROSE. Her parents died when she was an infant. She was reared by Mr. and Mrs. R. B. WALTERS of Ora, who were her devoted foster parents.
The deceased married Walter ENGLE in a ceremony which was performed at Knox on December 28, 1925. She had been a resident of Monterey for the past six years moving there with her husband from Ora.
Survivors are the husband, two daughters Maxine [ENGLE], aged 6, and Darlene [ENGLE], aged 2, a brother Glen ROSE of Charlevoix, Mich., foster father R. B. WALTERS, Ora, and a foster brother, Raymond DUKE, Ora.

Friends here have received word of the death at his home in Kokomo yesterday of Harry BECRAFT, 54, who has a summer home on Wolf's Point at Lake Manitou. Mr. Becraft's death was due to asthma, from which he had suffered for several years. The deceased operated a transfer line in Kokomo.

Wednesday, April 11, 1934

Salem D. BUSSERT, aged 77, for many years a resident of Fulton county died at 10 o'clock this morning at his home 530 North Madison Street. Death followed an illness of three years duration due to complications.
Mr. Bussert was born in Allen county, Ohio, on April 18, 1856. The deceased came to this county from Ohio with his parents, Amos and Emaline BUSSERT when he was a small boy his parents settling on a farm in Newcastle township.
Mr. Bussert for many years followed the occupation of farming in Newcastle township. Thirty years ago he moved to this city where he operated a sales and livery barn on East Sixth Street.
Mr. Bussert was married to Suzie MICKEY in a cremony performed in this city on March 1, 1877. On March 1 Mr. and Mrs. Bussert celebrated their fifty-seventh wedding anniversary. Mr. Bussert was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are the widow, three daughters Mrs. Harry LOUDERBACK and Mrs. Effie GRAEBER of this city and Mrs. Carrie HATFIELD of Warsaw, four brothers, Ambrose [BUSSERT], Loren [BUSSERT] and Beve [BUSSERT] of South Bend and Dan [BUSSERT] of this city and two granddaughters, Miss Miriam GRAEBER of Fort Wayne and Miss Dorothy HATFIELD of Warsaw.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Fannie Ann DILL, aged 92, pioneer resident of Fulton county, who died Tuesday will be held from the United Brethren Church at Fulton Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. O. G. ALWOOD will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Christiania ANDERSON, aged 79, died at her home three miles east of the city on R.R. 2 at 10 o'clock this morning from complications. The deceased had been bedfast since last summer when she fell and broke the bones in her hip.
The deceased was born in Lycoming county, Pennsylvania on October 17, 1854. She was the oldest of eight children born to David and Mary NEFF. When she was 18 years of age her parents moved to this county from Pennsylvania.
The deceased was married to Frank ANDERSON on April 3, 1885. Mr. Anderson was killed at the Nickel Plate railroad crossing in this city on February 20, 1915 when his car was struck by a train. Mrs. Anderson has been a member of the Evangelical Church since she was ten years of age.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Harvey WAYMIRE of this city, a son, Roscoe ANDERSON also of this city, four sisters, Mrs. John TROUTMAN, Mrs. Michael EASH, Mrs. Daniel WILDERMUTH and Mrs. Perry WALTERS of this city and Thomas NEFF also of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. G. W. LOZIER. Interment will be made in the mausoleum.

Thursday, April 12, 1934

Mrs. Clara BAIR received word of the death of Melvin L. PARSONS, which occurred April 10th at his home in Melrose, Mass. Mr. Parsons was the husband of Margaret STOCKBERGER, a former resident of this city. The brief message did not state what caused his demise.

The funeral services for the late Salem BUSSERT, who died at his home here yesterday will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Methodist Church. Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols Cemetery northeast of the city.

Friday, April 13, 1934

[no obits]

Saturday, April 14, 1934

Miss Alice C'Dale NICHOLS, aged 18, died in Woodlawn Hospital at 12:45 o'clock this morning after an illness of two months. Death was caused by a blood clot in the lungs which followed an attack of influenza.
The deceased was born on January 18, 1916, on a farm five miles east of the city on the Fort Wayne road. Her parents are William L. and Maude NICHOLS.
Miss Nichols lived with her parents on the farm east of the city until a few months ago when the home burned. Since that time the Nichols family have been living in the Deo FOOR property at the corner of Pontiac and Seventh streets.
Miss Nichols will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. She was a very popular student both in the Rochester high school and in the Akron high school having been a student in both schools. The deceased graduated with high scholastic honors from the Akron high school in 1933.
Survivors are the parents, three brothers, Max [NICHOLS]., Don [NICHOLS] and Ernest [NICHOLS] all of this city, two sisters, Miss Louise NICHOLS of Chicago and Mrs. Ben (Edna) DALTON, a half-brother, Omar DRUDGE of near Mentone and two great-aunts and two great-uncles.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God here at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may view the body of Miss Nichols at the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartments until the hour of the funeral service Monday.

Monday, April 16, 1934

The funeral services for the late Miss Alice C'Dale NICHOLS, who died in Woodlawn Hospital here, early Sunday morning after a two months illness due to complication which followed an attack of influenza, were held this afternoon from the Church of God at the corner of Main and Third Streets. The rites were in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. The services were largely attended especially by students of the Akron and Rochester High Schools in which institutions Miss Nichols had received instruction. Miss Nichols graduated from the Akron High School with the Class of 1933. Six of her boy classmates acted as pallbearers and six of the girls as flower bearers. The remaining members of the class attended the services and were grouped together in a part of the church.

Tuesday, April 17, 1934

Mrs. Lydia HOFFMAN, aged 74, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert YOUNG at 3:45 o'clock this morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of only three weeks duration.
Miss Young resides on a farm five miles southwest of Akron. The deceased was born in Ohio on March 25, 1860 and came to this state when she was very young with her parents, Joseph and Amelia DICKERHOFF.
Mrs. Hoffman had lived in the Akron vicinity practically all of her life. Her husband Alsines HOFFMAN died in May, 1914. Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Progressive Brethren Church at Highland.
The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. YOUNG and son John R. HOFFMAN who resides on a farm near Akron. Four grandchildren also survive.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed when the News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, April 18, 1934 to Thursday, April 19, 1934

[no obits]

Friday, April 20, 1934

Phillip ARTER, aged 89, a pioneer resident of Fulton county, who for many years resided on a farm three miles south of Akron died at 12:15 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his son Frank ARTER in Talma.
Mr. Arter had been in ill health for two years due to heart trouble. He had during the period been bedfast on several occasions.
Mr. Arter was born in Stark County, Ohio on July 4, 1844. His parents were Michael and Mary ARTER. A short time after his marriage 64 years ago to Phoebe MOUL in Ohio, Mr. Arter came to the Akron vicinity to make his home.
Mr. Arter from that time on until two years ago when he went to make his home with his son had lived in Henry township. He followed the occupation of farming. Mr. Arter was a member of the Evangelical Church.
Survivors are five sons, Sam [ARTER] of South Bend, former sheriff of Fulton county, John [ARTER], William [ARTER] and Ed [ARTER] of Akron, and Frank [ARTER] at whose home he died and two daughters, Mrs. Ben WILTSHIRE of Macy and Mrs. Richard PERSONETTE of Akron.
The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Saturday, April 21, 1934

Peru, Ind., April l21. -- Injuries he scorned when they were suffered Thursday night in an automobile accident proved fatal to Delbert E. SWISHER, 45, former local railroad switchman. He was found dead yesterday in his fishing hat near the Prairie avenue bridge.
Coroner A. S. NEWELL investigated and stated after a cursory examination of the body that death was the result of a fractured skull, crushed ribs and a punctured lung which caused an internal hemorrhage.
Swisher and "Peach" KILMER, 30, also of Peru, were in the former's automobile driving to the Earl BABER home, northwest of here, Thursday night about 9:30 o'clock when Swisher suddenly lost control of the vehicle.
The car skidded off the road and was demolished against a tree. Both Swisher and Kilmer got out of the wreckage and made their way to their destination.
Swisher complained of his injuries but when a doctor's care was recommended he scoffed the idea, saying he would get along all right. Baber than brought the two men back to Peru and Swisher and Kilmer retired for the night in the hut. Kilmer discovered the death of his companion when he awoke yesterday morning.
A widow and one child survive.
[NOTE: The newspaper caption reads: Delbert Swisher former resident of Rochester found dead in bed.]

Monday, April 23, 1934

Mrs. Florence ONSTOTT, aged 74, a life-long resident of this city, passed away at 1:30 a.m., Monday at her home on South Jefferson Street. Mrs. Onstott suffered a heart attack when she arose from her bed to administer to her invalid husband and succumbed before a physician arrived. Her demise came as a most severe shock to her friends and neighbors as she was apparently in good health the entire day, Sunday.
Florence, daughter of Joseph and Lavina REED, was born in Rochester on January 31, 1860. In February of 1882 she was united in marriage to James ONSTOTT. Mrs. Onstott was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and took an active interest in the affairs of that religious organization. Her husband, the sole survivor, suffered a fracture of his right hip last winter and is at present convalescing from that injury. A son, Guy [ONSTOTT], preceded in death a few years ago.
Funeral services will be held at the Onstott home, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Benjamin G. FIELD officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Alice Viola KNIGHT, aged 47, died at her home on Wallace Avenue from complications. Death followed an illness of a month.
Mrs. Knight was a life-long resident of Rochester. She was born on June 6, 1886. Her parents were James and Harriett CUNNINGHAM.
Survivors are her husband Thomas KNIGHT whom she married on March 4, 1906, two brothers Joe [CUNNINGHAM] and Alonzo CUNNINGHAM and two sisters Mrs. Mae WILLARD and Mrs. Della CHIDESTER, all of this city. A foster daughter Mrs. Gladys CROW of South Bend also survives.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Charles FRY, well known farmer of Liberty township, passed away at his home two miles north of Fulton on Saturday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock. Mr. Fry had been in ill health for the past four years from a complication of diseases, his condition however, had not been regarded as serious until two weeks ago.
Charles, son of Samuel and Sarah FRY, was born on a farm in Miami county on April 6th, 1861. About 50 years ago he moved to Liberty township and had been a resident of that community until his death. The deceased who was a bachelor was a member of the Baptist Church and the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Fulton, Ind.
Survivors are a brother, James FRY, of Peru and three sisters, Mrs. Orville ARVEN, Mrs. Noble GOODNER, of Fulton, and Mrs. Frank STETSON of Rochester.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton Baptist Church, with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial was made in the Fulton cemetery.

William George BOHN, aged 51, died at the home of Roscoe ANDERSON, three miles northeast of the city on the Fort Wayne road at 11:20 o'clock Sunday night from a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered three hours previous.
Mr. Bohn had been in good health prior to that time. He completed the evening chores at the Anderson farm and when he came into the house complained of a pain in the region of his heart. A short time later he lapsed into unconsciousness.
Mr. Bohn was born in Indanapolis on May 11, 1883 the son of George and Minnie BOHN. He had lived here since January 1, when he came here from Venice, Cal. For many years Mr. Bohn lived in Indianapolis where he followed the occupation of a decorator and painter. He was a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors are the widow whom he married in Indianapolis on May 20, 1914, two sisters, Mrs. Mary SLAYMAN and Miss Aberta BOHN and a brother Joe BOHN, all of Indianapolis.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Moses F. LOWER, aged 79, a former resident of the Kewanna neighborhood, died at the home of a brother-in-law, Thurman HOFFMAN at North Liberty Sunday morning at 5:30 o'clock.
Mr. Lower was born on December 4, 1863 in Ohio but came to Indiana when very young. The body has been moved to an undertaking parlor at Kewanna where it was prepared for burial.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church at Grass Creek at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Miss HOLLINGSWORTH in charge. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Vera HOFFMAN, Kewanna, and Mrs. Ida JENICK of South Bend, a son, Alfred [LOWER], Royal Center, two brothers, Robert [LOWER], Winamac and William [LOWER], South Bend and two sisters, Mrs. Jess HOWBLITZEL, North Liberty and Mrs. Clemy ANDERS, Star City.

A still-born infant son was born Sunday afternoon to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur ABBOTT of this city. Mrs. Abbott was reported as resting easy today

Tuesday, April 24, 1934

Gideon P. TALBOTT, aged 81, for many years a resident of Kewanna, where he operated a butcher shop, died at noon Monday at the home of his son, J. P. TALBOTT, who resides on a farm west of this city. Death was due to a complication of diseases and followed a two years illness. For the past month the deceased was seriously ill.
Mr. Talbott was born in Barber County, West Virginia on March 18, 1853. His parents were Henry and Zaharia TALBOTT. Mr. Talbott was a resident of Kewanna for over 60 years during which period for the greater portion of the time he operated a butcher shop. His wife preceded him in death.
Survivors are the son, J. P. TALBOTT, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret EISENMAN, Kewanna and Mrs. C. E. FAYERS, Waynesburg, Pa., a brother, J. B. TALBOTT and a sister, Mrs. Dora CHANNEL, both of whom live in West Virginia.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ at Kewanna at 10 o'clock Thursday morning with the Rev. H. F. BULGER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewanna.

Funeral services for the late Delbert SWISHER of Peru, former resident of this city, who died Friday morning from injuries which he received in an auto accident were held yesterday afternoon from the Christian Church at Peru. Interment was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru.

Funeral services for William BOHN will be held Wednesday morning ten o'clock at the Foster Funeral Home. Harold G. TURPIN will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

Peru, Ind., April 24 -- Mrs. Eliza Jane GUSTIN, 76, who for many years assisted her husband, the late Louis GUSTIN in operation of a funeral parlor at Denver in Miami county, died in Dukes Memorial hospital yesterday following a stroke of paralysis. The stroke followed a fall in which she suffered a hip fracture several days ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Miss Lula GUSTIN, with whom she lived, a sister Mrs. Otho BUNNELL of Perrysburg, a brother John NEWCOMB of Ohio, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are to be conducted from the Denver M. E. church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Denver.

Brief services were held Sunday morning at Ober for Mrs. Margaret M. SEDERBERG, aged 84, who died at her home in Ober Friday after an illness of one week due to complications.
The body was then taken overland to Chrisman, Ill., where final rites were held from the Chrisman Methodist church. Burial was made at Cherry Point, Ill.
The deceased was born in Ohio, the daughter of Peter F. and Rosanna WILLIAMS. She was married to Theodore SEDERBERG at Bloomfield, Ill., in June, 1879. She moved to the Ober vicinity from Illinois.
Survivors are the following children: Mrs. Grace HARVEY, Kentland; F. M. SEDERBERG, Kingsbury; Mrs. Rosa GROVES, Bloomington; Mrs. Anna M. WILLIAMS, Ober, and Alfred SEDERBERG, Chrisman, Ill. Thirteen grandchildren and six great- grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. N. R. STONER today received a telegram from Milan, Ind., that her aunt Mrs. Sadie BUNN had died. Mrs. Bunn had been seriously ill for several weeks.

Wednesday, April 25, 1934

[no obits]

Thursday, April 26, 1934

Edward W. HELTZELL, 79, passed away Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at the home of his son, Elmer, near Akron. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of six weeks duration. The deceased had been a resident of Henry township for a little over a year, coming here from Minot, North Dakota.
Edward, son of Samuel and Mary HELTZEL was born October 7th, 1854 at York, Penneylvania. He was united in wedlock to Anna MORRETT on December 28th, 1875. Mrs. Heltzell preceded in death last November. Mr. Heltzell followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. He was a member of the Church of God, of Silver Creek Bethel. The survivors are a son, Marvin [HELTZELL], and a daughter, Mrs. Essie WHITTED, both of Minot, N.D.; a son, Elmer HELTZELL, of near Akron; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. John McCULLOCH and Rev. BARR, of Gilead, will be held at the Akron Church of God, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Akron IOOF cemetry.

As a result of eating some strychnine pills which he had secured from a shelf, Joseph Lee [McKEE], 15-months-old son of Archie and Dollie McKEE, this city, succumbed at 1:25 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The youngster obtained the deadly pills while playing about the home, Wednesday evening.
The child was born on January 26th, 1933 and is survived by his parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray FLYNN, of this city. Funeral services were incomplete as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

M. C. REED, who at one time served as marshal of Rochester, died at his home in Marion yesterday friends in this city have received word. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge of this city. The funeral services will be held at Silver Lake Friday.

Friday, April 27, 1934

Meletus C. REED, aged 79, of Marion who served as marshal of Rochester for several terms, committed suicide friends in this city learned today. Mr. Reed took his life Wednesday by turning on a gas range at the home of his son, Ralph R. REED of Marion. Mr. Reed had told members of his family that he planned to "join his wife" who died in February. Mr. Reed who was buried at Silver Lake today operated a butcher shop in Marion for a number of years.

Funeral services for Joseph Lee [McKEE], 15 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Archie McKEE will be held at the home on West 6th street Saturday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. George W. LOZIER officiating. The youngster succumbed a short time after eating some strychnine tablets which he secured off a table while playing about the house, Thursday
morning.

Mrs. Ida I. RUH, aged 77, widow of the late Alex RUH died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry PELL at Brazil at 9 o'clock Thursday evening. Mrs. Ruh had been in ill health for several months. Last Thursday she was taken to Brazil. Saturday evening she suffered a stroke of paralysis and was unconscious until the time of her death.
The deceased was born in New Brunswick, N.J. on May 7, 1856. Her parents were Ephriam and Katherine (McCANE) SPERLING. When she was 18 years of age Mrs. Ruh's parents moved to Peru. Fifty-two years ago she was married to Alexander RUH. She had been a resident of this city for 46 years. Her husband operated the BLUE DRUG STORE for many years.
Mrs. Ruh was very active in social and civil affairs of Rochester for a number of years. Her death it is believed was hastened by sorrow caused by the death of her husband on October 28 and her son Fred [RUH] on January 25.
Mrs. Ruh was an active member of the Baptist Church of this city. The Ruh family lived for many years at 800 North Pontiac Street.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. PELL, two sons, Dr. Harold O. RUH, Cleveland, Ohio and Donald O. RUH, Indianapolis, six grandchildren, a daughter-in-law Mrs. Fred [Edith B.] RUH of this city; two brothers Randolph SPERLING, Warroads, Minn., and Dunham SPERLING, Manasquan, N.J., and a sister Miss Alice SPERLING of Manasquan, N.J.
The funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Fred Ruh, 928 South Jefferson street at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The services will be in charge of Rev. B. G. FIELD. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Letta HUNNESHAGEN, aged 55, wife of Harry HUNNSEHAGEN, owner of a hotel at Lake Bruce, died in the Cass County Hospital at Logansport Thursday. Death followed a two weeks illness due to complications.
The deceased was born at Lake Bruce on Octoer 23, 1878 the daughter of John and Emma OVERMYER. She had lived in Fulton county all of her life.
Mrs. Hunneshagen assisted her husband in the management of the hotel at Lake Bruce. She was married in this city on May 5, 1879. Mrs. Hunneshagen was a member of the Methodist Church at Kewanna, and was quite active in social and club affairs.
Survivors are the husband, son Joseph [HUNNESHAGEN] and a daughter Margaret [HUNNESHAGEN], both at home, a brother Dan OVERMYER, Tippecanoe, half-sister Mrs. Lela CLARK and a half-brother Ira OVERMYER both of Kewanna.
The body has been taken to the Harrison Funeral Home at Kewanna, where it will remain until 9 a.m. Saturday at which time it will be moved to the Methodist Church at Kewanna.
Friends may view the body at the church from 9 o'clock Saturday morning until 10 a.m. the hour of the funeral.
The services will be in charge of Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Kewanna Methodist Church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewanna.

Saturday, April 28, 1934

John Jacob "Jake" HULLINGER, age 70, dropped dead at his home two miles northeast of Argos at eight o'clock this morning. It is believed death was due to a heart attack suffered earlier this morning. The Marshall county coroner will conduct an inquest this afternoon.
John Jacob, son of Jacob and Elizabeth HULLINGER, was born in Pennsylvania February 14, 1864. When a small child he came with his parents to Indiana where he resided the remainder of his life. On October 27, 1880 he was united in marriage with Alice HIPSHER, who survives. He followed the occupation of farming. Surviving with the widow are two sons, George [HULLINGER] and Charles [HULLINGER], both of near Argos.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 in the Argos Christian Church with Rev. A. M. THOMAS Christian minister officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Monday, April 30, 1934

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Susan WINANS a former resident of this city who died at Bellefontaine, Ohio on April 18th.

Peru, April 30. -- A message from Fred GARLOW, grandson of the late William CODY (Buffalo Bill) Saturday afternoon informed local residents that Sam COLE, 34, was killed in an automobile accident at Cody, Wyo., early that morning.
The message stated tha Cole was driving his car along the highway and his car skidded into the ditch. According to the message he was pinned under the car and his back was broken killing him instantly.
Mr. Cole was in Wyoming on a fishing trip.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ruth COLE, and one son, Sammy [COLE], a sister, Mrs. Kate COLE McCAFFREY, two brothers, J. Omer [COLE] and Louis COLE, of this county. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mrs. Erma TAYLOR MILLER, wife of Judge Robert R. MILLER, of this city, passed away Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis. Mrs. Miller had a legion of friends throughout Rochester and Indiana, she having taken a prominent part in various club, social and civic affairs throughout this community and state.
Mrs. Miller, who had been in ill health for the last three or four years, was removed to the Indianapolis hospital a little over three weeks ago where she gradually grew weaker until she succumbed. Death resulted from a complication of diseases.
Erma, daughter of Henry B. and Sarah C. TAYLOR was born at Thorntown, Ind., November 30, 1884. On September 6, 1913 she was united in wedlock to Robert R. Miller, the ceremony being pronounced at her home in Thorntown, Ind. Mrs. Miller had been a resident of this city for 21 years. After completing her education in the Thorntown schools she attended the Wilson college for Women, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church, the Eastern Star, the Pythian Sisters, the White Shrine, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Social Club, the Idle Hour Club and the Past Matrons and Patrons club of this city. At one time, Mrs. Miller held a high office in the state O.E.S.
The survivors are the husband, a son Burk [MILLER], 13; her father Henry B. Taylor, of Thorntown, Ind.; and a niece, Mrs. D. R. SOUTHWORTH, of Indianapolis. A sister, Mrs. Harley W. TAYLOR preceded in death a few years ago.
Funeral services, in charge of Rev. Harold G. TURPIN, will be held at the Miller home, corner of 11th St. and Fulton Ave., Tuesday afternoon, at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, May 1, 1934

The funeral services for the late Mrs. Erma MILLER, wife of Robert R. MILLER, judge of the Fulton circuit court, were held this afternoon from the residence at the corner of Fulton Avenue and West Eleventh Street. The services were in charge of Rev. Harold TURPIN, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. Many beautiful offerings had been sent by relatives and friends of Mrs. Miller. The offices in the court house were closed during the hour of the funeral. The members of the Fulton County Bar Association attended the funeral in a body. A number of lawyers from surrounding counties also were present. A number of state policemen had been detailed here by Capt. Matt LEACH for the services.

Following an illness of over 15 months duration, Mrs. William H. DENISTON passed away at 3:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon, at her home 1318 South Main street this city. Her immediate family was at her bedside when she succumbed. Mrs. Deniston was one of the pioneer citizens of Rochester and until her last illness, she took an active interest in the religious, social and general welfare of this city. Through her kindly and unassuming manner she had made a host of friends throughout this community.
On January 19th, 1933, Mrs. Deniston suffered a stroke of apoplexy and from that date with the exception of a few brief rallies she had remained bedfast. About a week ago, she lapsed into a coma from which she gradually grew weaker until the end.
Hannah Maria (HOOVER], daughter of John and Rachael MAUDLIN HOOVER, was born at Hoover's Station, Cass County, Indiana on July 30, 1847. The deceased was of the same paternal lineage as the ex-President Herbert A. HOOVER. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to William Henry DENISTON, the ceremony being pronounced in Logansport, Ind., on November 15th, 1866. In the year of 1870 Mr. and Mrs. Deniston removed to Rochester where they have since resided. Mrs. Deniston was a member of the Rochester Methodist Episcopal Church. Survivors are the husband, a son Arthur Leroy DENISTON, of this city, and three grandchildren. The deceased was the last survivor of a family of 10 children.
Funeral services will be held at the home 1318 South Main street, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. T. L. STOVALL will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Owing to the serious illness of Mr. Deniston his attending physician has suggested that only the relatives and closest of friends of the family attend the services.

Funeral services will be conducted from the St. Charles Catholic Church at Peru Thursday morning for the late Samuel L. COLE of Peru who was killed Saturday in an auto accident near Cody, Wyomine. Mr. Cole was well known in this city. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Peru.

Wednesday, May 2, 1934

Mrs. Catherine L. BAIRD, 62, of Fulton, Ind., passed away Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in a logansport hospital. Mrs. Baird was stricken with pneumonia a week ago. The deceased had been a resident of Fulton since 1900 and had a wide acquaintance throughout that section of the county.
Catherine L., daughter of George and Mary KUNTZ, was born in Ripley county, Indiana on July 27th, 1871. She was married to William H. BAIRD at Wabash in 1894. Mr. Baird preceded in death 12 years ago.
Mrs. Baird has been a resident of Fulton county since 1900, when she moved here from Wabash county. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren Church and the Rebekah lodge at Fulton.
Survivors are three sons, Reed BAIRD, Fulton, Lawrence BAIRD, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Ernest BAIRD, who is an enlisted man in the United States navy; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth FREET, Valparaiso; brother, Edward KUNTZ, Connell, Washington; a sister, Mrs. Carrie MARTIN, Turtle Falls, Washington and five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Ditmire Funeral Home at Fulton. Rev. J. W. MILLER will be in charge assisted by Rev. D. W. FRANKLIN. Burial will be made in the Vernon cemetery in Wabash county.

Thursday, May 3, 1934

Mrs. Sarah Alice EMRICK, life long resident of Fulton county, died at her home 117 West Sixth Street at 9 o'clock this morning. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness which dated from Easter Sunday.
The deceased wss born on what is now known as the ROWLEY farm, two miles west of Rochester on the Burton road. Her parents were David and Lucinda (AULT) SPOTTS. Her husband wss the late Levi EMRICK. They were married on December 22, 1874 in this city.
Mrs. Emrick for many years operated a millinery shop in this city with her sister, the late Mrs. Martha METCALF. The shop was located at 612 North Main Street. Because of her occupation, Mrs. Emrick had a wide acquaintance among the women of Fulton county. She was a member of the Methodist Church of this city.
Survivors are a son, Paul EMRICK, Lafayette, an instructor in Purdue University and conductor of the university's band; a daughter, Bessie L. EMRICK, New York, N.Y.; a brother, William SPOTTS, Goshen, and two grandchildren, Rosaline [EMRICK] and Stanley [EMRICK] of Lafayette.
The funeral arrangements were not completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Schuyler C. RADER, aged 77, well known and prosperous farmer of Henry township died at his farm home a mile east of Akron at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Complications due to heart trouble caused death. The deceased had been sick for several weeks but had been seriously ill only two days.
Mr. Rader was born on a farm a mile and a half west of Akron on December 10, 1856. His parents were Philip and Margaret RADER. He has been a resident of Henry township all of his life following the occupation of farming. He also was a road supervisor in the township for several years.
Mr. Rader was married to Mary A. TEETER in 1875. She died on August 7, 1913. On September 2, 1915 Mr. Rader married Mrs. Emma FERREE who survives. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church at Akron affiliating with that church in 1886.
Survivors are the widow; son Charles RADER, Akron; Stepson, Russell FERREE, Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Mrs Sadie NELSON, North Manchester; three grandsons and one great-grandson.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Akron at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Clyde MILLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. Oscar WHELCHEL, 40, of North Manchester, passed away at her home in that city Wednesday. Death resulted from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Whelchel was formerly Miss Roberta WRIGHT, and resided in the Mt. Zion neighborhood. She is survived by her husband and two children. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fairview Church, Servie, Ind. Mrs. Whelchel is a niece of Ed FISHBACK of Mt. Zion.

Friday, May 4, 1934

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Sarah A. EMRICK, who died at her home on West Sixth Street Thursday morning, will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Saturday until the hour of the funeral.

Saturday, May 5, 1934

Mrs. Olive McGRIFF, aged 41, who lived on a farm near Bourbon died at 11:45 o'clock last night in the Marshall County Hospital at Plymouth. She had been a patient in the hospital for four days. Death was due to child birth. The deceased was born on a farm near Burr Oak on Dec. 22, 1892, the daugher of Wm. and Laura O'CONNER. Her husband is Earl McGRIFF. Survivors are the husband, father, six children, three sisters and brother. The funeral services will be held from the Christian church at Argos at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. A. M. THOMAS in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Raymond Dale GOHN, aged 31, a former resident of Rochester died at 2 o'clock this morning at his home 22585 Lorain Road, Cleveland, Ohio, after a two weeks illness due to double pneumonia. Word of Mr. Gohn's death was received here in a telegram this morning by his parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. NOFTSGER.
The deceased was born on September 29, 1902 on a farm in the Reiter school neighborhood west of the city. His parents were Charles and Kizzie GOHN. Mr. Gohn graduated from the Rochester High School with the class of 1921.
After his graduation from high school Mr. Gohn went to Cleveland, Ohio where he accepted a position with the Westinghouse Electric Company. At his death he was a production clerk for the company. His wife was Jeanette NOFTSGER.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters Betty Jean [GOHN] and Rosemary [GOHN], two sons Murilth Duane (GOHN] and Robert Lloyd [GOHN], the mother all of Cleveland, the parents-in-law, brother Ernest GOHN of this city, and a sister Miss Eva GOHN of South Bend.
The funeral services for Raymond Gohn will be held from the Methodist Church here at 2 p.m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The funeral party will arrive in this city Sunday night over the Erie railroad.

Monday, May 7, 1934

The death angel visited here during the past week end and called five persons in this community. Two of the deaths were due to heart attacks while another that of Bruce TULLIS, aged 22, of Akron was caused by ether pneumonia which developed following an operation which the young man underwent in the Dukes Memorial Hospital at Peru.
Mr. Tullis died at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. He underwent an operation for appendicitis Wednesday. He had been ill only a week. The deceased was born in Kosciusko county on March 24, 1912, the son of Glen and Mable TULLIS. He was the operator of a filling station at Akron.
Mr. Tullis had been a resident of Akron for the past sixteen years. He was married to Miss Florence DISH at Monticello on March 24.
Survivors are the widow, parents, brother, Milo TULLIS, Akron, sister Betty TULLIS at home of her parents in Akron, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer REGENOS and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth TULLIS.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Akron at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Clyde MILLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

William STRAWDERMAN, aged 76, farmer, living east of Tiosa, died Sunday at 10 a.m. following a heart attack, which he suffered at his home a few hours previous. Prior to the fatal attack Mr. Strawderman had been in good health.
The deceased was born on a farm near Plymouth, on November 28, 1857. He had followed the occupation of farming all of his life. His wife was Miss Josephine ROSS whom he married on December 27, 1885.
Survivors are the widow, two nieces Mrs. Trella BAER, Tiosa, and Mrs. Anna AILER, Tiosa who Mr and Mrs. Strawderman reared, two sisters, Mrs. Rose MURPHY, Plymouth and Mrs. Nettie WYATT, Marysville and a brother Henry STRAWDERMAN of Plymouth.
The funeral services will be held from the Tiosa Brethren Church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. LEMMERT in charge. Burial will be made at Plymouth.

Isaac REED, aged 71, highly respected farmer of the Argos community who resides two miles north of Argos on Road 31 died Saturday at 1 p.m. after he had suffered a heart attack. At the time of the attack Mr. Reed had gone to the home of his neighbor George TAYLOR to borrow some farm machinery.
Mr. Reed was born near Argos on September 25, 1862. He had lived in that community all of his life. For several years Mr. Reed operated an elevator in Argos and later a hardware store. The widow and a son Charles [REED] of Peoria, Ill., are his only survivors.
The funeral services were held this afternoon from the Argos Christian Church with Rev. David VanVACTOR of Evanston, Ill., in charge, assisted by Rev. A. N. THOMAS of Argos. Burial was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

John SCHOLDER, aged 71, died at the county home Saturday at 11:30 p.m. Death was due to general senility. The deceased who had been a clerk in stores in Rochester for many years had been at the home for the past eight years.
The deceased was born in Newark, Ohio on January 1, 1863. He came to this county with his parents when he was quite young. He is the last one of a pioneer family of this city. His wife who preceded him in death was Emma KREEK.
The funeral services will be held from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartment at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. TURPIN in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Maude DOUB, aged 80, died at the Logansport State Hospital at Logansport Saturday at 4:30 p.m. from general paralysis. She had been a patient in the hospital for the past two years.
The deceased was born in Marshall county on July 1, 1883, the daughter of Thomas and Harriet RIDDLE. Her husband is Harold DOUB of Huntington. Mr. Doub with a sister, Mrs. Frank FLYNN of this city are the only survivors.
The funeral services will be held from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartment at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. H. W. SELL in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Tuesday, May 8, 1934 to Wednesday, May 9, 1934

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Thursday, May 10, 1934

Mrs. Allen EASTLAND, aged 38, who resides on a farm two miles east of Walnut, died at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday after a week's illness due to pneumonia.
The deceased was born in Nebraska on January 26, 1896, the daughter of Joe and Eunice FREEBERT. She had resided near Walnut for the past six years moving to this state from Nebraska.
Survivors are the husband, two sons, Charles [EASTLAND] and Edward [EASTLAND] and six daughters, Eunice [EASTLAND], Alice [EASTLAND], Lillian [EASTLAND], Gladys [EASTLAND], Lois [EASTLAND] and Dorothy [EASTLAND]. All of the children are at home.
The funeral services will be held from the Walnut Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. S. M. SMELZER of Maxinkuckee in charge. Burial will be made at Plymouth.

Friday, May 11, 1934

Omar Hugh DOWNEY, aged 67, of 1421 Miami street, South Bend, for many years owner and editor of newspapers in Crawfordsville and Churubusco, Ind., and a former resident, died in his home yesterday morning. He had been in poor health about a year and had been critically ill several days. Mr. Downey had lived in South Bend since 1923.
Mr. Downey was prominent in civic affairs during his residence in Churubusco and served as city alderman and a member of the school board. During the war he was named by President Woodrow Wilson as United States counsul to Siam but he refused to accept the appointment and served instead in the printing division of the government in Washington until the armistice was signed. He held the position of assistant chief of the division.
Mr. Downey was born in Rochester, Ind., April 18, 1867, son of Levi and Louise MILLER DOWNEY, of that city. He learned the printing trade in Rochester serving his apprenticeship in the Republican office under Albert BITTERS. He was married in Churubusco to Nettie A. GEIGER, who survives him. He leaves also two sons, Russell H. DOWNEY and Paul G. DOWNEY, both of South Bend, and three grandchildren.
Mr. Downey was a 32nd degree Mason, affiliated with all branches of the fraternity, and was a member of First Methodist Episcopal church. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Miss Lou Jeanette WISELEY, aged 12, daughter of George WISELEY, farmer living two miles east of Argos died in the Kelly Hospital in Argos at 12 o'clock last night from injuries which she received Wednesday in an auto accident. Death was due to a fracture of the skull.
Miss Wiseley was injured when her father lost control of his car when a part of the steering gear broke. The car crashed into a telephone pole.
Others injured in the accident were Mr. Wiseley, Mrs. Charles PIFFER and daughters, Bernice [PIFFER], Norma [PIFFER] and Edna Louise [PIFFER]. All of the injured are patients in the Kelly hospital and are reported making satisfactory progress.
The Wiseley and Piffer families are neighbors. Mr. Wiseley had taken Mrs. Piffer and two daughters to Indianapolis to get Miss Edna Louise PIFFER who had been a patient in a hospital there.
The accident occurred as the Argos people were returning to their home from Indianapolis. Miss Wiseley was thought to have been the least injured at the time of the accident. When taken to the hospital the skull fracture was discovered.
The deceased was born on December 6, 1921 on a farm east of Argos. She was the daughter of George and Rosy WISELEY. Her mother died when she was 10 days old.
Survivors are the father, step-mother, two brothers, Hollis [WISELEY] and Jack [WISELEY], a half-brother, Bert [WISELEY] and half-sister Phyllis [WISELEY].
The funeral services will be held from the Wiseley home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. CLAYBAUGH of the Brethren Church at Tyner in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Saturday, May 12, 1934

Mrs. Ernest CLINGER, aged 55, a former resident of this city died in a hospital at Shoshone, Idaho, yesterday relatives here have been informed. Death followed an operation for cancer which was performed last week. The deceased had been in ill health for five months.
Mrs. Clinger was born in North Manchester the daughter of Delorme and Martha COOK. Her parents moved to Rochester when she was quite young where she lived until 25 years ago when she went to Shoshone, Idaho to make her home.
Her husband was the captain of Company D of the Indiana National Guard which company left this city at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war. Mrs. Clinger was a member of the Baptidst Church and the Rebekah lodge.
Survivors are the husband, son Fred [CLINGER], and daughter Irma [CLINGER[, all of Shoshone, Idaho, sister Mrs. George NEWMAN, brother, Dr. T. P. COOK, a half-brother Clay SHEETS and two half-sisters, Mrs. George ROBBINS and Mrs. Cora CALLOWAY. The brothers and sisters all live here with the exception of Mrs. Calloway, who resides at Davidson, Province of Saskatchewan, Canada.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church at Shoshone, Idaho Sunday afternoon followed by burial there.

Mrs. Lillian STONEHILL, aged 64, dropped dead at her farm home, five and a half miles southeast of Argos at 8 o'clock this morning, while doing her morning household duties. Death was due to a heart attack. Mrs. Stonehill had been in good health up to this time.
Mrs. Stonehill was born at Homer, Illinois on March 25, 1870, but had lived in the Argos vicinity all of her life. Her husband was Marcus STONEHILL.
Survivors are the husband, son, Cyrus [STONEHILL], Fort Wayne; daughter, Grace [STONEHILL], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Ed ANDER, Homer, Ill., Mrs. David McGRIFF and Mrs. Wesley BEAN of Argos.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Monday, May 14, 1934

Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o'clock from the home five miles southeast of Argos for Mrs. Lillian STONEHILL, who died Friday following a heart attack. Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian Church was in charge. Burial was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Mrs. Elizabeth BARNHISEL, 103 years, 7 months of age, perhaps the oldest lady in this section of the state, passed away Sunday morning at 7:50 o'clock at the home of her son, Noah [BARNHISEL], six miles southeast of Akron, in Miami county. She had resided in the house in which she succumbed for a period of over 81 years. Although Mrs. Barnhisel had been an invalid for a period of three years, she having suffered from a fracture of her hip, her general condition had been fairly good up until a week ago when her sturdy consitution began to yield to gradual break down from diseases inherent with advanced years. Her passing was peaceful and the members of her immediate faily were at her bedside when the end came.
For the past several years large pilgrimages of northern Indiana relatives and friends of Mrs. Barnhisel assembled at the Emanuel Evangelical church south of Akron to pay respects and honor the birthdy of the community's oldest resident. These occasions were thoroughly enjoyed by Grandmother Barnhisel and she always found time to discuss most any topic regarding the history and affairs of the community that her friends and admineres might ask. Her brilliant mind attracted not only friends in this immediate vicinity but representatives of the press from neighboring states often interviewed Grandmother Barnhisel relative to her earlier life in this country.
The aged lady received nation-wide publicity a few years ago when she received from the U. S. War Department a copy of a letter which had been lost in the archives of the department. The missive which had been lost since the year 1865 was a report concerning the illness and death of her husband, a soldier of the Union army who died in a hospital at Vicksburg. Although Mrs. Barnhisel knew her husband had been a victim of the conflict, the details of his last days were never known to her until five years ago. A postscript written by her husband a few days prior to his death was also enclosed with the letter received from the war department.
Elizabeth [HOFFMAN], daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth HOFFMAN was born in Germany, September 21, 1830 and passed away Sunday at 7:50 a.m., May 13th, 1934 at the age of 103 years, 7 months and 22 days. When a child of six years of age she removed to the United States with her parents and a short time later settled in the northeast section of Miami county. She resided in the home in which she passed away for 81 years.
On January 2nd, 1863, she was united in marriage to Cornelius BARNHISEL. Her husband enlisted in the Civil war under the Union colors and passed away in a hospital at Vicksburg on July 12, 1865. To this union three children were born, two of whom survive. Grandmother Barnhisel was a member of the Evangelical church, at Emanuel, southeast of Akron, and was an active worker in this religious organization until she became an invalid through suffering a fracture of her hip. The survivors are two sons, John BARNHISEL, of Akron, Noah BARNHISEL, also of Akron; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mary [BARNHISEL], preceded in death. Her husband who died in service of the Union army, was buried in the Arlington cemetery at Washington, D.C.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. W. H. FRESHLY of South Bend, Ind., will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Emanuel Evangelical Church, southeast of Akron. Interment will be made in the Gaerte cemetery, near Akron.

Funeral services for the late Omar DOWNEY, former resident of this city, who died Thursday at his home in South Bend, were held Saturday afternoon from his home. Rev. Clyde YOWMAN, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Mishawaka, officiated. Burial was made at Churubusco.

Tuesday, May 15, 1934

Horatio HUDTWALKER, aged 52, was found dead in a pasture field at his farm seven and half miles northwest of Rochester yesterday afternoon by Harry SMITH, a man who was employed by Roy ANDERSON, a neighbor. Death was due to a shot gun wound in the right side.
Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN was called and he held that Hudtwalker had committed suicide. The coroner stated that he had learned that Hudtwalker had been worried and grieved since the death of a horse about one week ago.
The members of the dead man's family dispute the suicide theory and say that they believed that Mr. Hudtwalker was killed accidentally. He had been hunting groundhogs on his farm several times recently.
The body was discovered by Smith while driving along the road with a team and wagon. The body was lying behind a bale of wire. It could not be seen from the Hudtwalker home.
Mr. Smith notified Rudolph HUDTWALKER, a brother of the dead man who lived with his brother. Coroner Zimmerman was then called. He held that death must have occurred about 1:15 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Mr. Hudtwalker was born on a farm a mile south of Rochester on Road 25 on April 22, 1881. His parents were Emil and Elsie HUDTWALKER who came to this country from Germany.
The deceased had lived in or near this city all of his life. He was a farmer and also followed the occupation of ditching. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of this city.
Survivors other than the brother Rudolph Hudtwalker are a sister, Mrs. Elly JOYCE of this city and several cousins and a nephew.
The funeral services will be held from the home northwest of the city at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

The funeral services this afternoon at the Emanuel Evangelical Church southeast of Akron for Mrs. Elizabeth BARNHISEL, aged 103, who died Sunday were very largely attended. The deceased was a member of the church.
The services were in charge of Rev. W. H. FRESHLEY of South Bend. The pallbearers were six of her great-grandsons. Burial was made in the Gaerte Cemetery near Akron.
Mrs. Barnhisel was one of the oldest persons in the state of Indiana. She was one of three centennarians who resided near Akron. Dr. E. A. CASE, one of them, died a year ago. The remaining centennarian is Mrs. Salome MEYERS, who is near her 105th birthday.
Mrs. Barnhisel was born in Germany in 1830 and came to this country with her parents when she was six years of age. The voyage on a sailing vessel required 40 days.
The Barnhisel family first settled in Holmes county, Ohio, the trip from the coast being made in a canal boat. Later the family came to Indiana to reside.
For eighty years Mrs. Barnhisel lived on the farm where she died. She helped her husband, Cornelius BARNHISEL who she married in 1853 to clear their farm. They built their own log house and the first church in that community, an Evangelical, was constructed on their farm. The building is now used as a barn.
Although she could read both English and German, Mrs Barnhidsel never learned to write.
On the occasion of her 103rd anniversary, Mrs. Barnhisel attributed her health to regular habits, which included breakfast in bed at 5:30 o'clock consisting of two cups of coffee and whatever food was prepared by other members of the family, water for dinner which she drank seated in a wheel chair at the dinner table, bread and milk for supper. Mrs. Barnhisel retired promptly at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16, 1934

While visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Mullen, 1018 South Madison street, this city, Thomas Charles FARRELL, of Paxton, Ill., suffered a heart attack and passed away at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. Mr. [Farrell] who has been in failing health for the past three months became ill while he was seated at the breakfast table and succumbed before medical aid arrived.
The deceased, who was a foreman of a Nickel Plate R.R. section crew at Paxton, Ill., was born in Indiana on January 21, 1872 and was the son of Robert and Mary FARRELL. Mr. Farrell's wife preceded in death in the year 1925. He was a member of the St. Mary's Church at Paxton, Ill. Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Clarence MULLEN, of this city, a son, Kenneth FARRELL, of Paxton, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine HUGHES, of Summerville, Kans.; Mrs. James MALONEY, of Lafayette, Ind., and six brothers, Lawrence [FARRELL], John [FARRELL], James [FARRELL], of Lafayette; Michael [FARRELL], of Brookstown, Ind.; Edward [FARRELL] of Denver, Colo., and William [FARRELL, of Otterbein, Ind.
Funeral services will be conducted at Paxton, Ill., and burial will be made in the cemetery at that city. The date of the funeral had not been announced as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, May 17, 1934

Death called the second time in six weeks today at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell BUTTON, who reside four and a half miles southeast of Rochester and claimed their son Delmar Lewis [BUTTON], aged 1 year and 7 months. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of several weeks. The lad's sister Ruth [BUTTON], aged 3, died six weeks ago from pneumonia. There are no other children in the Button family. The deceased was born in Fulton county on September 23, 1932. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday from the Pleasant Hill church at Lake Bruce with the Rev. E. L. SMITH in charge. Burial will be made in the Lake Bruce cemetery.

Following a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered during the noon hour Wednesday, on the Marshall-Fulton county line road while enroute to his home here in Rochester, Ralph J. RAVENCROFT, passed away at 2:30 o'clock Thursday morning at his home 1214 Jefferson street. The news of his death which was current on the streets early today came as a most severe shock to his legion of friends throughout this locality.
Prior to Mr. Ravencroft's fatal illness his health had been regarded as exceptionally good and he was engaged in his usual business, as that of a salesman for the Fitz Cleaner Co., at the time he was stricken. Physicians who were called in attendance of Mrs. Ravencroft despaired of hope or his recovery from the start and all members of his immediate family were at his bedside when the end came.
The deceased, who had been a resident of this community for a period of over two scores years possessed an exceptionally attractive personality and through his wide scope of travel as a salesman and in the theatrical field, his range of acquaintances extended throughout practically all sections of the United States. In his early life Mr. Ravencroft embarked upon a theatrical career playing comedian parts in a stock, which was owned by the HOLDEN BROTHERS.

The company made annual tours for over a score of years in the West, South and East, always closing its season at the Park Theatre in Indianapolis.
The older residents of the city will well rememer Mr. Ravencroft in the play entitled "The Denver Express," he playing the role of "Tommy Tucker" a part which he himself composed for the comedy hi-lights of this play. Later, when the Holden Brothers stock company discontinued their tours, Mr. Ravencroft organized a stock company of his own and followed over the old circuit with the show "Ten Nights in a Bar-room." At the close of his historic career he became a salesman for several of the leading cleaning compound manufacturers. In this occupation he traveled in almost every locality throughout the country. During his beief relaxations from traveling Mr. Ravencroft used his spare time in an inventive tend of mind and secured several patents-rights on various articles which were clever and practical. Perhaps the most outstanding achievement of his inventions was an automobile headlight which was designed so as to turn with the front wheels of the auto, thus throwing an advanced light around any sharp turn the driver desired to make. Among his more recent inventions was that of compounding the Fitz Cleaner, which product was meeting with popular approval at the time of his demise.
Ralph Jay, son of John A. and Emma (FLECK) RAVENCROFT, was born at Mishawaka, Ind., on October 6th, 1871. On June 12th, 1894 he was united in marriage to Iona HOLDEN, the ceremony being pronounced at Urbanna, Ill. Mr. Ravencroft came to this city when still a young man and after his marriage he resided in the REESE cottage on the east side of Lake Manitou for a long number of years. At that time practically the only occupants of the East Side Lake community was a colony of actors comprising the Holden Bros. stock company. The late Charles HOLDEN was a brother-in-law of the deceased. Mr. Ravencroft was a member of the Presbyterian church of Mishawaka and always took an active interest in the religious and social affairs of this community.
The survivors are the widow, three sons, Edward [RAVENCROFT] and Holden [RAVENCROFT], of this city, John [RAVENCROFT], of Chicago, he being a member of the "KING'S JESTERS" a radio trio which broadcast over the two leading broadcasting networks; a granddaughter, Sandra Ann RAVENCROFT of Chicago; five sisters, Mrs. W. A. ROBBINS, of Greenwood, Ind., Mrs. Robert WRIGHT, of Gary, Mrs. E. H. SUTHERLAND, Mrs. Harry JACOBS, and Cora A. RAVENCROFT, all of this city; four brothers, Harley C. [RAVENCROFT], of Billings, Montana, Frank F. [RAVENCROFT], of Union Mills, Ind., Cliff C. [RAVENCROFT], of Detroit, George F. [RAVENCROFT], of Watervliet, Mich., and a half-sister, Mrs. Ted BAER, of Mishawaka.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in charge of Rev. Harold TURPIN, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, May 18, 1934

Miss Alma JACKSON passed away at the Logansport State Hospital last evening at 7 o'clock. Alma Jackson was born December 15, 1854, at Sandusky, Ohio, being the oldest daughter of the late Charles and Catherine JACKSON. When a child she came with her parents to Rochester, Indiana, and lived here practically her entire life. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Annie J. HOFFMAN, this city, and a brother, Frank A. JACKSON, of San Diego, Calif. Private funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Hoffman at 10:30 Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Relatives have received word of the death of Ralph McINTYRE, aged 44, a former resident of the Athens community. He died at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, following a nervous breakdown. He was employed at the Burlson Sanitarium in Grand Rapids for 20 years.

Mrs. Maude MILLER of Talma today filed a suit in the Fulton circuit court to contest the will of her father, John E. CLEARY, alleging that her father was of unsound mind when he drew a will on September 1, 1933 and which was probated March 5, 1934. Under the will of her father, Mrs. Miller did not receive anything but the estate was left to Mrs. Matilda CLEARY his widow by a second marriage and to the St. Joseph Catholic Church of this city, Mrs. Catherine BLACKETOR and Mrs. Mollie SMITH. The church received $500; Mrs. Blacketor $500 and Mrs. Smith $500 and two-thirds of the remainder to Mrs. Cleary. Mrs. Miller was a daughter of Mr. Cleary by his first marriage.

Saturday, May 19, 1934

Salome MINTER, aged 82, the oldest active business man in this city, who had operated a shoe repair shop here for fifty-two years died suddenly at 6:45 o'clock this morning following a stroke of apoplexy at his home. He resided at 716 North Madison Street.
Mr. Minter had been in failing health for several years. His death came as he had wanted it. Three days ago in a conversation with a friend Mr. Minter told him that he became very sleepy each day and that he wished that when one of the sleepy spells seized him that he would pass away.
Mr. Minter was born on March 15, 1882 in Pennsylvania, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry MINTER. His parents came to Indiana, settling at Peru when he was a small boy. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.
On March 11, 1880, Mr. Minter was married to Miss Hattie MINTER in a cermony which was performed at Denver by Rev. John WAGONER. Mr. and Mrs. Minter late moved to Macy and then came to this city to reside fifty-two years ago.
Mr. Minter learned his trade of shoe repairing in a shop at Peru. He operated shoe repair shops at Denver and at Macy. For many years he operated a shop in this city on a portion of the lot where the Char-Bell Theater now stands. For the past 15 years Mr. Minter's place of business was located on the alley at the rear of his residence.
The survivors are his widow; a son, Harry MINTER, of Pontiac, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Savilla WILLIAMS of Cleveland, Ohio and several grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the residence which is also known as the MINTER HOTEL at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

William Arthur COOK, aged 73, died at his home four miles northwest of Akron at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon after a five months' illness due to heart trouble and complications. During the past four weeks Mr. Cook has been bedfast.
The deceased was born in Ashland County, Ohio on October 9, 1860 the son of Alexander and Mary DAVISSON COOK. His parents came to America from Scotland in 1850. He was married to Miss Mary Jane SECOR on December 24, 1880.
Mr. Cook was engaged in the lumber business and also in the occupation of farming. He has lived near Akron since 1905 when he moved there from Fritz Landing, Tenn. Mr. Cook was very prominent in the civic affairs of Henry township.
Survivors are the widow, son Henry Arthur COOK, Elkhart, daughter, Mrs. Mary LIDGARD of this city, 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The great-grandchild is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul WHITCOMB of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the Nichols Church north of Akron at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Mrs. Albert MEYERS, aged 71, died in the Logansport State Hospital at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon after a long illness. The immediate cause of death was peritonitis. The deceased was born near Culver, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris MEYERS. She was married to Albert MEYERS, in this city on January 29, 1888. The Meyers residence is at 1130 Bancroft Avenue. Survivors are the husband, a son Charles MEYERS of this city and a brother Roy MEYERS of near Leiters Ford. The deceased was a member of the Evangelical Church. Private funeral services will be held from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartment at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Monday, May 21, 1934

Willard E. NICKELS, 64, well known resident of Wayne township passed away at his home four miles west of Fulton, during the noon hour of Sunday. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy suffered only a few moments prior to his demise. Mr. Nickels had been a resident of Fulton county for over 50 years and had a wide acquaintance of friends in this locality.
Willard E., son of William and Matilda NICKELS, was born in St. Joseph County, Indiana on February 3, 1870. In the year of 1897 he was united in marriage to Minnie E. ROUCH, who survives. He followed the profession of school teaching for over two score years in various schools in the county and retired a few years ago. He was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge at Fulton, Indiana.
Survivors are the widow, a son, two grandchildren, two half-sisters, Earl NICKELS, of near Indianapolis, and two half-brothers. [sic]
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist Church in Fulton. Rev. J. W. MILLER, of Logansport, assisted by Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton, will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery northwest of Fulton.

Mrs. Matilda CLEARY, aged 80, widow of the late John CLEARY who died in March passed away in the St. Joseph Hospital in Logansport at 3:30 o'clock this morning. Death was due to general senility. Her illness dated from the death of her husband. Mrs. Cleary was taken to the hospital last Saturday.
The deceased was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky on May 31, 1853. Her parents were John and Agnes MACKEY. She had been a resident of this county for 32 years. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Cleary lived on a farm four and a half miles northeast of the city in the McKinley neighborhood. Mrs. Cleary was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of this city.
Survivors are a step-daughter, Mrs. Maude MILLER who resides on a farm near Talma and a foster daughter, Mrs. Paul BLACKETOR of Van Wert, Ohio.
The funeral services will be held from the St. Joseph Catholic Church at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning with Rev. John SCHALL of Monterey in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Robert WHITE, aged 20, who resided on a farm near Eddy Lake south of Argos, died at 9 o'clock Sunday night in a hospital at Plymouth. Death followed an operation for appendicitis. The deceased was born on July 30, 1913 and had lived in the Argos community all of his life. He was a graduate of the Argos High school. Survivors are his parents, Harry and Effie WHITE, two brothers, Francis WHITE of Peoria, Ill., and James WHITE at home. The funeral services will be held from the residence at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning with the Rev. Charles RADCLIFF in charge. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Rev. Fernando C. MOON, aged 76, a retired Baptist minister died in the Kelly Hospital at Argos at 10:45 o'clock this morning. Death was due to uremic poisoning and followed an illness of six weeks. Rev. Moon who resided on West Fourth Street had been a patient in the hospital since last Wednesday.
The deceased was born on March 3, 1858 on a farm in Miami county. He was one of ten sons who were born to Martin and Elizabeth MOON. Rev. Moon lived in Miami county for a number of years then moved to Marshall county where he lived seven years and moved twenty- five years ago to Fulton county.
Rev. Moon received his training as a minister in a seminary in Chicago. He was an active minister - for 40 years, retiring several years ago. His first charge was at Perrysburg. Later he held pastorates at Ebenezer south of the city, Argos, Jordan and Peoria and other places in the state.
Rev. Moon during the time he was a minister also followed the occupation of farming. For many years he owned a farm near Mt. Zion which was known as the DRAKE farm. His wife who preceded him in death five years ago was Mary Evelyn LOSHER. Rev. Moon was a member of the Maccabees lodge.
Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Eliza BLACKBURN and Mrs. Bert LEEDY who reside on farms near this city, Mrs. John COOL and Mrs. Clyde WALTERS both of Argos and Mrs. Aaron BERGER of Akron and four brothers King MOON, Hobart, Grant MOON Peru, Bert MOON, Indianapolis and Frank MOON of Wichita, Kans.
The body has been moved to the Cecil UMBAUGH funeral home at Argos. Mr. Umbaugh is a grandson of the deceased. The funeral services had not been arranged when the News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, May 22, 1934

Funeral services for Rev. Fernando C. MOON will be held at the Baptist Church this city, Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock. The services will be in charge of Rev. GOLDEN of Denver, who will be assisted by Rev. CRUMM of Peru and Rev. THOMAS of Argos. The body will lie in state at the church from noon until the hour of the funeral tomorrow. Interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery.

Mrs. Maude MILLER of Talma who is contesting the will of her father the late John CLEARY was under his will given one-thrd of her father's estate after all special bequests were deducted. Mrs. Cleary was bequeathed the remaining two-thirds by her husband. Mrs. Miller in her suit alleges that her father was of unsoung mind when he drew his will.

Ernest DUMPKE, aged 73, died suddenly at his home in South Bend Sunday evening following a heart attack. Friends in this city have been advised Mr. Dumpke is the father of Ralph DUMPKE, well known radio star who appeared with a band at Lake Manitou several years ago. In 1932, Mr. and Mrs. Dumpke celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The widow, son and two brothers survive.

Fred BAYLESS has received word of the death of his brother, Maurice BAYLESS, which occurred at his home in Cassville, Missouri, while he was celebrating his 81st birthday on May 14. The deceased has a number of relatives in and near Rochester.

The neighbors of M. V. LIDGARD gathered at his home eight miles northeast of Rochester Monday where they prepared a field and planted 20 acres of corn for him. Mr. Lidgard at the time was attending the funeral of his father W. A. COOK of near Akron. Mr. Lidgard has been unable to attend to his farm duties for the past three weeks due to the illness of his wife who has been a patient in the Woodlawn hospital, where she underwent a major operation. The wives of the men who planted the corn for Mr. Lidgard gathered at the Lidgard home where they prepared his children to attend the funeral and also prepared dinner for their husbands.

Wednesday, May 23, 1934

Ralph WILKINSON today received word of the death of his father, William E. WILKINSON, aged 68, which occurred late yesterday at the home of his son, Harry WILKINSON at Magnolia, Ohio. No particulars as to Mr. Wilkinson's death were contained in the telegram. The deceased is a former resident of Fulton county. At one time he operated the GOULD ORCHARD southeast of the city on the Mt. Zion road. The body will be brought to this city and will arrive here Thursday morning over the Erie railroad. The funeral arrangements will not be completed until that time.

The funeral services for the late Fernando MOON, retired Baptist minister, who died in the Kelly Hospital at Argos Monday were held this afternoon from the First Baptist Church here. The services were largely attended by members of the dead minister's former congregations in this section of the state and also by ministers of the Logansport Baptist Association and the Fulton County Ministerial Association. Rev. Moon had been the pastor of a number of Baptist churches during his fifty years as a pastor. Six ministers who were members of the Fulton County Ministerial Association served as pallbearers. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, May 24, 1934

Mrs. Louise NOLEN, aged 19, of Akron, died in the Healthwin Sanitarium at South Bend at 8 o'clock this morning after a two years' illness due to tuberculosis. The deceased was a daughter of Ellis and Floral LAMB and was born on a farm near Akron on October 18, 1914. She had lived near Akron all of her life. She was married to Herschel W. NOLEN on September 3, 1933 in a ceremony which was performed at Denver. Survivors are the husband, a son, parents, two sisters and grandparents. The funeral services will be held from the Saints Church at Akron at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Gilead.
Mrs. Mable TIPTON, former resident of this city passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Scott GRAY, of Wolcottville, Ind., at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Death resulted from a complication of diseases which followed after she had suffered a fractured hip, a little over two years ago.
Mrs. Tipton, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McQUERN, was born in Fulton county in the year of 1858. Her entire life had been spent in this community up until 20 years ago. Mrs. Tipton and her family resided on West 11th street this city for a long number of years. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church, at Wolcottville.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth GRAY, of Wolcottville; three sons, Hugh [TIPTON], of Rome City, Ind.; Guy TIPTON, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Howard TIPTON, of Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. William ZELLER, of Rochester; Mrs. Pauline BOWERS, of Rochester; and two brothers, J. M. McQUERN, of Canton, Ohio and Frank McQUERN, of Springfield, Ill.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at Wolcottville. Interment will be made at the Rome City, Ind. cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. William ZELLER and family, Mrs. Floyd VanTRUMP and Mrs. Al FENSTERMACHER will attend the funeral rites. Mrs. Pauline Bowers, of this city was with her sister at the time of her demise.

Edward KELLY, age 49 years, a former resident of the Grass Creek community and foster son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. WALSH, 119 Seventh street, of Logansport, was fatally burned recently in an explosion at a grain elevator in St. Louis, Mo., of which he was manager according to a message received by the foster parents.
Kelly was one of two men killed in the explosion. His death came four hours after the accident.
Mr. Kelly, an inmate of a Cincinnati orphanage, was taken into the Walsh farm home near Grass Creek at the age of eight years. He was graduated from the schools of Wayne township and attended the old Rochester Normal school after which he taught school at the Bowman rural school near Grass Creek.
Later he went to Chicago and secured employment with a large grain elevator company. He was made manager at Cairo, Illinois, and several years ago became manager of the St. Louis plant.
Besides the foster parents he is survived by the widow and four children, Dorothy [KELLY], Winifred [KELLY], Edward [KELLY] and Maurice [KELLY].
Funeral services and burial will be held at St. Louis.

Funeral services for the late William WILKINSON, a former resident of this city, who died at the home of his son, Harry WILKINSON in Magnolia, Ohio yesterday, will be held from the Ora Foster Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Rev. Fred YEAZEL will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Argos followed by burial there for a baby girl who was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert RAPP of Hammond Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The baby lived only a short time. The mother was formerly Miss Zora DOWNEY of this city.

Friday, May 25, 1934

Mrs. Vada THOMPSON, wife of Schuyler T. THOMPSON, highly respected citizen of Argos and a church worker for many years in the Poplar Grove neighborhood, died in her home, 505 North Maple avenue in Argos, Thursday.
She had been ill for two weeks with flu which developed into pneumonia.
Mrs. Thompson was born Jan. 6, 1869 southwest of Argos, the daughter of John and Marie SOUTH. She had spent her entire life in the vicinity. She, with her husband, moved to Argos last fall where they have sincer resided.
Funeral services will be held in the Poplar Grove Church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. Paul REISEN, of the Argos Methodist Church in charge. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery.

Saturday, May 26, 1934

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Monday, May 28, 1934

Mrs. Margaret [Maggie RITENOUR] BALL, aged 83, who came to Fulton county when she was a child from her birthplace in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, died at the home of her son, Frank BALL one and a half miles south of Tiosa at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening. Death was due to complications.
Mrs. Ball was born on April 22, 1851. Her parents came from Pennsylvania to Fulton county when she was three years of age. her husband, Edward BALL, died on October 6, 1917. The deceased was a member of the Brethren Church at Tiosa.
Survivors are two sons, Frank BALL of Tiosa, and Charles BALL of this city, a sister, Mrs. REDDINGER of Argos and a brother, Henry RITENOUR of Tippecanoe.
The funeral services will be held from the Brethren Church at Tiosa at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Ora LAMBERT in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter Cemetery.

Mrs. Ruth SEE, aged 30, of Galveston, died in the Cass County Hospital at Logansport Saturday following a major operation. She had a number of relatives in Fulton county.

A number of Rochester relatives today attended the funeral of Miss Hannah DAWALD, aged 79, who died at her home near Denver Friday night. The deceased had been a life long resident of Denver and was one of 13 children in her family. The services were held at the Weasaw Church near Denver with burial in the cemetery adjacent. Mrs. Charles KEPLER is a niece of Miss Dawald.

Tuesday, May 29, 1934

Miss Katherine Arlene STULTZ, aged 16, died at her home in Argos at 9 o'clock Monday night. Death was due to scarlet fever which developed last Friday.
Miss Stultz was born in Argos on August 29, 1917. Her parents were John and Clara STULTZ. She had lived in Argos all of her life.
The deceased was a member of the 1934 graduating class of the Argos High School. She was an honor student. Miss Stultz was a member of the Argos Methodist Church.
Surviving are the parents, a sister, Isabelle [STULTZ], at home, and two brothers, Clinton [STULTZ], at home, and Vernon [STULTZ], of Mishawaka.
The funeral services were held at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon in the yard of the Stultz home.
The final rites were in charge of Rev. Paul REISEN pastor of the Argos Methodist Church. Burial was made in the Poplar Grove Cemetery at Argos.
The members of Miss Stultz's graduating class of the Argos High School attended the services in a body.

An error was made in The News-Sentinel last night in the obituary of Mrs. Margaret BALL. The deceased was born on Aril 22, 1851. Survivors include a son, Clyde BALL of this city and two grandchildren, Delmar BALL of Tiosa and Mrs. Goldie BROWN of this city. The funeral services were held this afternoon.

Mrs. Casper B. JEWELL, aged 66, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert KEIM, five miles south of Rochester at 6:30 o'clock this morning. Death followed an illness of six months due to a complication of diseases. The Jewell home was at 1022 Franklin Avenue.
The deceased was born at Akron on May 3, 1868, the daughter of John and Elmira BOCKOVER. She had lived in Fulton county all of her life. The deceased was married on May 18, 1886 in a ceremony which was performed in this city. Mrs. Jewell was a member of he Evangelical Church of this city and the Ladies Aid Society of the church.
Survivors are the husband and one daughter, Mrs. KEIM, a son, Lewis JEWELL, Robinson, Ill., four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Sarah BAIR, Logansport, and Mrs. Delbert SMITH of Chicago, and a brother, Fred BOCKOVER of Logansport.
The funeral services will be held from the Evangelical Church here at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Lloyd SMITH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body was moved to the Ditmire Funeral Home at Fulton where it was prepared for burial. The body will be returned to the home of Mrs. Keim Wednesday morning where friends may view it.

Wednesday, May 30, 1934

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Thursday, May 31, 1934

William H. DENISTON, aged 87, one of Rochester's pioneers and a highly esteemed citizen succumbed at his home, 1318 South Main Street, at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday evening. Death resulted from a complication of diseases inherent with advanced years, which he had suffered for the past year. The aged gentleman had been bedfast for the last five weeks and attending physicians held no hope for his recovery, following the death of Mrs. Deniston which occurred on April 30th. Members of the immediate family were at the bedside when Mr. Deniston passed away.
Following the death of his wife, Mr. Deniston apparently lost all interest in life and wss eager for the close of his interesting civic and business career. In the lives of these aged residents, whose passing occurred within a month apart, two records which may stand for years and perhaps forever in this county, are registered in the annals of this community. Mr. and Mrs. Deniston who were married on November 15, 1866 in Logansport, enjoyed a most complacent and companionable wedded life for a period of 66 years, 5 months and 15 days, they having been residents of Rochester since the year of 1869. The other exceptional achievement was the long term of business activities of Mrs. Deniston, he being engaged in active business in this city for a period of 64 years, or from the year 1869 to April of 1933, when failing eyesight forced his retirement from the elevator business.
In all of his civic, political and business transactions in this long span of years, Mr. Deniston, in his quiet and efficient manner built up a friendship which had no boundaries in this section of the state and up until the past few months he kept in constant touch with the ffairs of the nation, state and community. During the prime of his interesting life, he played an important part in the progress of the civic and industrial welfare of Rochester and Fulton county and it may be said so keen and just was his judgment in his business activities that no blemishes of criticism marred his long and eventful career.
Excerpts from the History of Indiana under the division of Fulton county's pioneer and leading citizens, which was compiled and published by the late Hon. Henry A. BARNHART, present the following data concerning the life of the deceased:
"William H. Deniston, one of the greatly esteemed citizens of Rochester came to this city in the year 1869, and during the greater part of this time he has been identified with the elevator business. Mr. Deniston was born in Preble county, Ohio, July 28th, 1846, the son of Ethan Allen and Mary Ann (JORDAN) DENISTON.
"The early years of the life of Ethan Allen Deniston were passed in Ohio, but in 1850 he brought his family to Indiana and settled on the Eel river, near the town of Mexico. There he passed the remainder of his life, following the vocation of miller and operating a flour mill and saw mill. He and his worthy wife were the parents of six children, William H. being the last survivor of this family.
"William Henry DENISTON, attended the grade and high schools at Mexico and supplemented this training by a commercial course at Purdue University. After graduating from this institution he entered his father's flour mill to learn the business. In 1869 he located in Rochester where he embarked in the grocery business. The community at that time was still practically in the infancy of its commercial being; there was but one brick business building in the city which was known as the Jesse SHIELDS building, located at the [NE] corner of Eighth and Main streets.
"Mr. Deniston's next venture was in the hardware business and subsequently he formed a partnership with Calvin Van TRUMP, Orlando SMITH and Andrew C. SHEPPARD. It was about this time that he became interested first in the elevator busines and in 1891 he was elected auditor of Fulton county. He was auditor at the time the contract was let for the building of the present courthouse. Later he sold his interest in the hardware business and continued in the elevator line.
"Mr. Deniston also had several other connections in the industrial and civic progress of the community, he serving for a number of years as chairman of the board of directors of the FIRST NATIONAL BANK. During the World War he served as chairman of the Fulton County Council of Defense which made a splendid showing. He was founder and president of the ROCHESTER BRIDGE COMPANY for several years.
"Politically, Mr. Deniston was a democrat and his fraternal connections were with the Knights of Pythias lodge and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of the former he had been a member since the organization of the Rochester chapter."
On November 15th, 1866, Mr. Deniston was united in wedlock to Hannah Maria [HOOVER], daughter of John and Rachel HOOVER of Cass county, the ceremony being pronounced at Logansport, Ind. In this union, five children were born, of whom two daughters and one son, died in infancy; Cora [DENISTON], died January 12, 1878, and Arthur Leroy DENISTON, of this city, being the lone survivor of the immediate family. Three grandchildren, William [DENISTON] and Barbara DENISTON, and Mrs. Richard WALL, all of this city also survive. Mr. Deniston was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of this city and was a Trustee Emeritus of this religious organization at the time of his demise.
Funeral services will be held at the Deniston home, 1318 South Main street, Friday afternoon two o'clock. Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery. His body will lie in state at the residence from noon Friday until the hour of the funeral.

Friday, June 1, 1934

Perrysburg, June 1. -- Mrs. Rosanna KNAUFF, 72, died at her home here at 6:30 o'clock last night following an illness of one month from paralysis.
Surviving are the husband, Henry [KNAUFF], three sons, Charles [KNAUFF], Ray [KNAUFF] and Harry [KNAUFF], all of Perrysburg, two daughters, Mrs. Elsie SOWERS of Macy and Mrs. Florence TURNER, Roann, nine grandchildren and Mrs. James EWER, Mrs. Mary EWER and Mrs. Iva KNAUFF all of Macy.
Funeral services are to be held at the Perrysburg Baptist church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Reno TACOMA of Fort Wayne in charge. Burial will be made in the Mexico cemetery.

Calvin Booth HAYWARD, 68, farmer and former garage operator at Akron, passed away at 6:05 Thursday evening. Death came as the result of a complication of diseases and occurred at the Hayward home southeast of Rochester. He had been ill for the last ten months.
Mr. Hayward was born at Roanoke, Ind., the son of Nahum and Christina Ann HAYWARD on August 6, 1865, where he spent his boyhood. He came to this community from Huntington and has lived in this vicinity for the last 33 years. On February 3, 1890 he was united in marriage to Effie E. VANDERGRIFT. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.
He is survived by the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Guy McMILLEN of near Green Oak, two sons, Lee [HAYWARD], at home, Richard [HAYWARD], of Warsaw, a sister, Mrs. Bertha DAVIS of Warsaw, and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, 1420 South Main Street with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. O. J. WARNER, a resident of Argos for the past 40 years, passed away at the Morris Hospital in Plymouth this morning at 3:35. Death was due to complications incident to old age.
Mrs. Warner was born on January 7, 1861 on a farm west of Plymouth. On November 26, 1885 she was united in marriage to Oliver J. WARNER, who died on August 30, 1920. She was the daughter of Jacob and Lucy TAYLOR and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Four children survive Mrs. Warner. They are Claude WARNER of Chicago, Glenn [WARNER] of Detroit, Vernon [WARNER] of Argos, and Mrs. Lucy FINK of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Argos Methodist Church in charge of Rev. Paul REISEN. Burial will be made at the Maple Grove cemetery.

Relatives in Macy have received word of the death Tuesday at Hawthorne, Cal., of Dolf BAYLESS, aged 27, a former resident of Macy, who has lived in the western state for the past eight years.
Death followed an illness of three weeks duration during which time he underwent three operations in a hospital at Hawthorne. Mr. Bayless was employed by an oil company at Hawthorne.
The deceased was born at Macy on August 10, 1907. His parents were Fred and Urilla BAYLESS. He was married seven years ago to Pauline ALEXANDER. Mr. Bayless was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors include the widow, two children, Janice [BAYLESS] and Rowland [BAYLESS], father and a sister, Neva [BAYLESS], of Elkhart.

Mrs. Mary REINKE, aged 78, died at 10:30 o'clock last night at the home of her daugher, Mrs. Terese DILLENSBURG of Delong. Death was due to injuries which she received in a fall on Wednesday.
The deceased was born in Chicago the daughter of John and Anna KUEMER. Her husband, Michael REINKE, preceded her in death. She had made her home with her daughter for the past two months. Mrs. Reinke was a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors are four sons, Robert [REINKE], John [REINKE], Michael [REINKE] and Joseph [REINKE], all of Chicago, and three daughters, Mrs. Catherine WEBER and Mrs. Anne FEELER, both of Chicago, and Mrs. DILLENSBURG.
The funeral services will be held from the St. Ann's Catholic Church at Monterey at 9 a.m. Monday with the Rev. John SCHALL in charge. Burial will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery at Chicago.

Mrs. Anna McVAY, a resident of Winamac and Kewanna for more than a half century, died at the home of her son, Edward E. McVay, on old Road 24, about a mile east of Peru, Wednesday afternoon at 3:25 o'clock after a six day's illness of paralysis.
Mrs. McVay, who had been at her son's home since last March 25, was the widow of Hiram McVAY, who died 21 years ago. Mrs. McVay was 93 years old, having been born May 26, 1841, in Preble county, Ohio. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving besides the son, Edward E. McVAY, is another son, Harry McVAY, of Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie BERLIN, Kouts, Indiana, Mrs. Carrie OSBORN, Indianapolis and Mrs. Alice BOWSER, Terre Haute; a brother, William KISSINGER, Frankfort, Indiana, 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Drake funeral home at Peru and Thursday afternoon was returned to the son's home a mile east of the city, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. K. E. THORNE officiating. Interment will be in the Winamac cemetery.

Saturday, June 2, 1934

Harry STRODE, 33-year-old former resident of Rochester, is dead at Peru from a gun shot wound allegedly suffered during an argument in a tourist camp at Cleveland, Tenn., about two weeks ago.
The man who shot Strode is being held in jail at Cleveland and Peru police have informed authorities of the southern town of the death of the shooting victim.
Strode died early Friday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru where he was taken late Wednesday night in a dying condition after police had been called to his home in 361 Madison avenue, Peru and found him in a semi-delirious condition lying on [a] davenport. He was alone. The wound was unbandaged and he had apparently suffered one or more hemorrhages during the last day.
Strode is said to have been shot during a heated argment which ensued when the Tennessee man mistook the former local citizen for a federal agent and believed he was going to confiscate some whiskey which he had in his possession.
Strode was taken to a Cleveland hospital and remained there for a week under the care of a physician before he prevailed upon the hospital to release him, whereupon he got into his car and drove to Peru.
Infection developed in the wound which was in the left shoulder and lung but Strode neglected to call a doctor, with the fatal result.
Storde was a federal prohiition agent for several years. He worked in Fulton and surrounding counties for the government. He worked in a garage here and also operated a farm near the city.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Gladys MOONEY STRODE, of Peru; two children by a former marriage, Wayne [STRODE], 10 and Mabel [STRODE], 7, living with their mother at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. STEVENS, five miles south of Peru.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Church of the Brethren at Mexico with Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, the pastor and Rev. A. E. CLEM, of the Oakland Baptist church officiating. Burial will be made in Greenlawn cemetery.

Mrs. George BLACK today received a letter from her brother, Minor BUTLER of Toledo, Ohio, in which it was stated that her grand-nephew, Minor BUTLER, Jr., had been killed in a train accident at Fostoria, Ohio several days ago. No details as to the accident were contained in the letter. The lad had visited in this city on several occasions.

Death, Friday evening, continued its appalling inroads which it has been making on the citizens of this community for the past several weeks when it claimed the life of Dr. Edward H. SUTHERLAND at his home, 930 South Pontiac street. Dr. Sutherland had been ill for the past ten weeks from a complication of diseases, however, the attending physicians did not despair for this recovery until the past few days.
Dr. Sutherland, who came to this city from Mishawaka almost a score of years ago, had made a host of friends throughout both city and county. He possessed a most pleasing and retiring personality, which won for him the admiration of all with whom he was associated. Through his long yeas of service in this community where he administered to the ills of his clientele, he was charitable and generous to a fault, and those of unfortunate circumstances received the same careful consideration from Dr. Sutherland as did those in the higher stations of life. During Dr. Sutherland's residency in this city he took an active interest in the social, civic and fraternal affairs and at times viewed the trend of business and life in general with a most optimistic viewpoint.
Dr. Sutherland was born at Lowell, Mich., on March 14, 1868, the son of Henry and Alice SUTHERLAND. He was a Mechano-Therapist and graduated from a school in Chicago thirty years ago. He operated offices in Mishawaka and in this city coming here from Mishawaka in November 1917.
The deceased was married to Lola M. RAVENCROFT in a ceremony which was performed at Mishawaka on November 17, 1891. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge at Mishawaka. He became a member of the Presbyterian Church in 1893.
Survivors are the widow, a son Harry [SUTHERLAND] of Gary, daughter Ruth [SUTHERLAND] of this city, a granddaughter Julia Lou SUTHERLAND of Rochester, two step-sisters Mrs. Fred PICKARD, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. George WICKSHAM, Chicago, a half-sister, Mrs. Tom VASEY, Darien, Wis., and two half-brothers, Frank [SUTHERLAND], of Detroit and Dan [SUTHERLAND] of Miami Fla.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Harold TURPIN pastor of the Presbyterian Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Monday, June 4, 1934

The funeral rites for the late Dr. E. H. SUTHERLAND which were held at his home 930 South Pontiac street, Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. H. G. TURPIN officiating, were largely attended.
Among the out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance were: J. F. SUTHERLAND and C. C. RAVENCROFT, of Detroit, Mich.; William SUTHERLAND, of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. RAVENCROFT, of Union Mills, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. ROBBINS, daughter Jayne [ROBBINS] and son Bobby [ROBBINS] of Greenwood, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. George RAVENCROFT, of Watervliet, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Chester HAYNES, Mrs. Grace RAVENCROFT, Andrew SMITH and Mr. and Mrs. V. C. LEOPOLD, all of Mishawaka, Ind.; Arthur SIMPSON, of Chicago; C. S. HOWARD, of Indianapolis; Miss Mary SUTTON, of Cincinnati; Mr. and Mrs. Elson BERRINGTON, of Yellow Creek Lake, Ind.; C. Q. BRAHAM, of Cleveland, Ohio, Robert [RANNELLS] and Kathleen RANNELLS, of Fulton, and Mr. and Mrs. W. R. DEAL, of Kokomo, Ind.

Friends in this city were advised today of the death early Sunday morning of Kenneth F. DUGAN, aged 24, of Indianapolis, who was killed in an auto accident near that city in which two friends were seriously injured. The young men who were riding in a coupe were blinded by the lights of another car, the machine turning over into a ditch. Dugan was to have graduated from Indiana University Thursday, where he had majored in law. He was the captain of the Indiana University baseball team. Dugan was well known here and had been employed for several summers at the Colonial Hotel. His mother is Mrs. Chris NAVE of Indianapolis. Mr. NAVE is well known throughout this section of the state as a stock buyer for his father's commission house in Indianapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Nave have spent several summers at Lake Manitou. A brother Joseph DUGAN is playing at a Cleveland Indians baseball farm at Monessen, Fl.

Luther JOHNSON, aged 70, died at his farm home three and one-half miles northwest of Rochester at 6:15 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was due to Bright's disease and followed an illness of three months. Johnson lived on what is known as the Ira McVAY farm.
The deceased was born near Mentone on May 28, 1864. He lived near Mentone all of his life until July 1, 1931 when he married Mrs.Clara McVAY and moved to the farm northwest of this city to reside. Mr. Johnson had been married previously.
Survivors are the widow, three sons, Ford [JOHNSON], Warsaw, Ansel [JOHNSON], Denver, Colo., and Joe [JOHNSON] of New Britain, Conn.; a daughter Olive JOHNSON, Burr Oak and two brothers, Joe [JOHNSON], Mentone, and Reese [JOHNSON], Winamac.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Church of God with the Rev. Howard SELL in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Funeral services were held from the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos Sunday morning followed by burial in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos for Mrs. Jennie GORDON, aged 85, a former resident of Argos who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milo HAWK at Gary on Friday.
Mrs. Gordon for many years resided at Argos. Ten years ago she went to Gary to make her home with her daughter. Her husband, John J. GORDON, died on May 22, 1910. She was a life long member of the Argos Methodist Church.
The daughter Mrs. HAWK survives. A son Charles [GORDON] died in 1914. Short funeral services were held at Gary at 7:30 Saturday evening from Mrs. Hawk's home after which the body was taken to Argos.

Tuesday, June 5, 1934

Mrs. Martha M. MARTIN, aged 73, died at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ethel BISH one and one-half miles southeast of Fulton. Death was due to paralysis and followed an illness of six months.
The deceased was born in Fulton County where she spent her entire lifetime. Her parents were Vachel and Angeline CONN. Her husband, Leroy MARTIN, whom she married here on September 8, 1981 [sic] preceded her in death. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Olive Branch United Brethren Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. BISH and Mrs. Blanche FRED both of Fulton, four grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Frank MYERS of Peru and a brother Joseph CONN of Fulton.
The funeral services will be held from the Fulton United Brethren Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN in charge. Interment will take place in the Fulton cemetery.

Mrs. Alice HICKLE, 76, died at the home of her son, Simon HICKLE, six miles northeast of Kewanna, at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon. She had been sick for the past year with heart trouble.
Survivors include thee sons, Amos [HICKLE] and Simon [HICKLE] of Kewanna, and Grover [HICKLE] of Winamac; two daughters, Mrs. Jennie TALBOT of this city, and Nettie WRIGHT of Star City.
Funeral services are to be conducted from the Kewanna Church of Christ Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. BULGER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna.

Bourbon, Ind., June 5. -- Burial services will be held here for Miss Jolly Bonita GIBBONS, 68, one of the star perfofrmers of the Midget Village at the World's fair in Chicago. She formerly lived here.
Known as "the fattest of all midget fat ladies", Miss Gibbons was only 46 inches tall, but weighed 239 pounds.
A trouper in vaudeville and circuses for more than 50 years, Miss Gibbons had suffered from heart disease for more than a year, but ignored advice of physicians that she retire. She died Saturday in the Groveland hotel, 3321 Cottage Grove ave., Chicago.
The 152 midgets at the fair contributed enough flowers to load two motor trucks.
Tiny James DOYLE, "mayor" of the village said:
"We little people would like to attend her funeral services, but that is impossible. Perhaps a few of us will accompany the body to Indiana. All of us are deeply sorrowful."
Although she gave much of her earnings to charity, the ponderous "little fat lady" was reported to have saved a considerable fortune during her long career.
Her fellow performers at the fair would have liked to purchase the best of caskets and pay all funeral expenses but, said Mayor Doyle, "Bonita wouldn't have wanted us to."
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bunnell funeral home at Plymouth followed by committal services here.
One sister, Mrs. M. M. BECKS, Bourbon, survives Miss Gibbons.

Wednesday, Juny 6, 1934

Mrs. Emma HOOVER, aged 88, a former resident of the Pleasant Hill neighborhood, between Macy and Akron, died Tuesday night at the home of her son, Guy Hoover, 6541 Lafayette Avenue, Chicago. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of several years.
Mrs. Hoover was born in this county and lived here all of her lifetime, until fifteen years ago when she went to Chicago to reside with her son. Her husband, Alex HOOVER, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
The body will be returned here late today. Funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Hill M. E. Church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
The only immediate survivor is the son, Guy HOOVER. A number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Thursday, June 7, 1934

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Friday, June 8, 1934

Mrs. Sara KIMBLE, 66, for many years a resident of Kewanna, died in a Logansport hospital Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock after a lingering illness.
She is survived by two sons, L. D. KIMBLE and Warren BEATTIE of Kewanna, two daughters, Mrs. Lena MONTGOMERY of Kewanna and Beatrice GEYER of Peru; three brothers, Charles MULLINS of Kewanna, John [MULLINS] and Schuyler MULLINS of Peru; three sisters, Bertha McCROSKEY of Fulton, Mrs. Mark BURGE of Rochester and Mary CHRISMAN of Florida; a half-brother, Will MULLINS of Buffalo and Mary MULLINS of Walton.
She was a member of the Gleaners lodge and the Baptist church. The body was removed to the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna, and will be taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Montgomery, where funeral services are to be conducted Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. HOOPER of Kewanna in charge. Burial will be in the Fletcher Lake cemetery.
William F. EMMONS, aged 85, a life long resident of Fulton county, died at his farm home five miles northeast of Rochester late yesterday. Death was due to general senility and followed an illness of several years duration.
The deceased was the son of John and Francis (WILSON) EMMONS and was born on a farm near Talma on June 19, 1848. He had a number of brothers and sisters who preceded him in death. He had followed the occupation of farming all of his life. He was a member of the Maccabees Lodge.
Surviving are two sons, James EMMONS of South Bend and Harley EMMONS of this city and a daughter, Mrs. Ed RUSH also of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in charge of Rev. John WALLENBERG. Burial will be made in the Reichter Cemetery.

Saturday, June 9, 1934

Thomas Edward REED, aged 51, trustee of Union township died at his home in Kewanna at 6:30 o'clock Friday evening after an illness dating since November with strophic mytosis a rare disease whick affects the muscles of the body. Mr. Reed had been under the care of specialists who were unable to check the disease.
Mr. Reed was born at Fulton on June 6, 1883 the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. K. REED. He had been a lifelong resident of Fulton county. He was a graduate of Indiana Normal College and had taught school in Fulton county for 29 years.
Mr. Reed was well liked and respected by all who knew him. He was a republican and was elected trustee of Union township four years ago and served his term in a most efficient manner. His term of office expires January 1935. He was unsuccessful at one time in a race for county clerk. Mr. Reed was a member of the Methodist Church at Kewanna and the Masonic and Eastern Star lodges.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters Mrs. Thelma JOHNSON of Fulton and Mrs. Blanche HENDERSON of Culver, a son Dale REED of Kewanna, the parents who reside at Fulton and two brothers Calvin REED of Culver and Sherman REED of Fulton.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Kewanna at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. O. R. MASON in charge. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Monday, June 11, 1934

Mrs. John BALDWIN has been called to Peru because of the death of her mother, Mrs. William THOMAS, aged 61. Mrs. Thomas died at 8:15 o'clock Saturday evening after a long illness due to heart trouble. Mrs. Thomas had a number of friends in this city. She was a member of the W.B.A. Lodge of Peru. The funeral services will be held from the Drake Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

Miss Mary Alice STAHL, aged 75, former school teacher and principal of the Rochester grade schools, passed away in Logansport, Indiana, Sunday morning, at 8:10 o'clock.
Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage, however, Miss Stahl had been in failing health for the past two or three years. During the prime of her useful life in the eduational and civic affairs of this community Miss Stahl through her friendly and motherly manner made a host of friends throughout this community.
The former school teacher whose tenure in the school system in Rochester, was perhaps as long or longer than that of any other instructor, took an active interest in all forms of charitable work even to an extent where it jeopardized her own personal security. Until ill health forbade, Miss Stahl was an ardent worker in the various branches of the Baptist church of this city of which organization she was a member since girlhood.
Mary Alice, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca COLDWELL STAHL, was born in Rochester, Ind., on September 1st, 1858 and with the exception of a few years spent in the West she had resided in this community throughout practically all of her life. Most of Miss Stahl's educational career was spent at the Columbia building where her first eperiences in principalship was under the supervision of the late James SCULL. Miss Stahl took an active interest in the affairs of the Rochester Women's club. The survivors are a brother, Alvah STAHL, of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Louella BRICKLE, of Rochester and a number of nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, with Rev. B. G. FIELD, of the First Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the funeral.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Mentone for Mrs. Frank [Hannah] VERNETTE, aged 88, of Mentone, who died at her home Saturday after a long illness. Five daughters and a son survive.

Tuesday June 12, 1934

Mrs. Mae BARNHISEL, aged 70, died at 9:15 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home five and half miles southwest of Akron after an illness of two years due to pernicious anemia. The deceased had been bedfast for two years.
Mrs. Barnhisel was born on a farm south of Rochester on July 27, 1863 the daughter of Cyrus and Sarah ROBBINS. On May 16, 1888 she was married to Joseph M. MOORE who preceded her in death. On August 29, 1923 she was married to Noah BARNHISEL.
The deceased has lived near Akron for the past eleven years. Previous to that time for many years she resided near Athens. Mrs. Barnhisel was a member of the Emanuel Evangelical Church and the Woman's Missionary Society of the curch.
Survivors are the husband Noah Barnhisel and four brothers, Alfred G. ROBBINS and Charles ROBBINS, both of this city, and Bert ROBBINS and Roy ROBBINS of Mishawaka, and three sisters, Mrs. Dora PYLE and Mrs. Bert COLE both of this city and Mrs. Minnie MARTINDALE of Peru.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of a baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BURGER, 2520 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago on June 5. The child lived only a few hours. Mr. and Mrs. Burger formerly lived on the LINDY farm north of the city.

Wednesday, June 13, 1934

Jonathan T. GINN, aged 65, retired farmer and the last Civil War veteran in Henry township died in Woodlawn Hospital here at 9 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death was due to diseases incident to old age. Mr. Ginn had been ill all winter. He was brought to the hospital 10 days ago.

Mr. Ginn was born in Henry county on December 12, 1848 the son of Jobe and Margaret GINN. Fifty-six years ago he was married to Nancy CONNER who survives. The ceremony was performed at Newcastle.
Mr. Ginn resided on farms in Henry county until 38 years ago when he moved to Fulton county to live. He retired several years ago. Mr. Ginn was a member of the Baptist Church, and a highly respected resident of Henry township.
Mr. Ginn served during the Civil War with Company H of the 146th Indiana Infantry Volunteers. This company was recruited in Henry county. Mr. Ginn in addition to being the last Civil War veteran in Henry township is also the last member of Company H.
Survivors are the widow, a daughter Mrs. Rose PERSONETT of near Athens, a sister Mrs. Susie RAYMON of Arkansas, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Noah BARNHISEL who died at her home five miles southwest of Akron Tuesday morning will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Emanuel Evangelical Church near Akron. The services will be in charge of Rev. William FRESHLEY of South Bend assisted by Rev. Edward SAUSAMAN of San Pierre and Rev. Loren STINE of this city. Brial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.
[NOTE: Deceased is buried in Gaerte Cemetery, Perry Township, Miami County, Indiana - W.C.T.]

Thursday, June 14, 1934

Mrs. Emma F. GUISE, 67, life long resident of the Bruce Lake neighborhood passed away at her home near North Bruce Lake Wednesday morning at seven o'clock. Death came suddenly following an illness of several months duration from a complication of diseases. A host of friends throughout that section of the county were greatly shocked by the news of her demise.
Emma F. [CALHOUN], daughter of James and Sarah CALHOUN, was born on a farm in the Lake Bruce community on April 7th, 1867. On December 10th, 1891 she was united in wedlock to Beniviel F. GUISE. Mrs. Guise was a member of the Zion Methodist - Protestant church of Lake Bruce, and always took an active interest in the religious and social affairs of that community.
Survivors are the husband, an adopted daughter, Mrs. Berrie WILFON, of Culver, a brother, Robert C. CALHOUN, of Culver, and two sisters, Mrs. Vesta McANDREW, of Culver, and Mrs. Laura SHROCK, of Peru, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Verlin B. RATCLIFFE will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Jonathan GINN last Civil War veteran in Henry township will be held from the home in Akron at 2 p.m. Friday with he Rev. Loren STINE in charge. Burial will be made in he Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Friday, June 15, 1934

Peru, Ind., June 15. -- The will of John MUSSELMAN, who dropped dead May 8th, while mowing the grass at his home in Chili, was filed in Miami cicuit court today, leaving the entire estate to the widow, Mrs. Isabelle A. MUSSELMAN.

It is provided in the will, however, that should Mrs. Musselman re-marry, she is to have one-third of the estate plus $500 and the balance is to be divided among the other heirs of Mr. Musselman. Upon the widow's death, equal shares to to be given the children, Wallace [MUSSELMAN], Franklin [MUSSELMAN], Joseph [MUSSELMAN] and Lalah MUSSELMAN and Chloe MURPHY and Lizzie KEIM, and the share of a deceased son, George MUSSELMAN, is to be given his children, Gaylord [MUSSELMAN] and Gaithel MUSSELMAN.
Wallace, Franklin and Joseph Musselman are named co-executors. The will was written July 10, 1918, and was witnessed by Joseph W. MYERS and Albert WARD. The personal property is estimated to be worth $1,500 and no real estate valuation is given.

George SOUTHERTON, of Macy, has been named administrator in the Miami circuit court of the estate of Arthur SOUTHERTON, who died in a woods near Chili June 7. Personal property is estimated to be worth $750 but there is no real estate listed. Heirs are two sons, Charles [SOUTHERTON] and John SOUTHERTON, and a daughter, Mrs. Elsie WATSON, of Bruno, Minn.

Saturday June 16, 1934

Walter E. BROWER, aged 53, well known business man of this city for many years died at 6:45 o'clock this morning at his grocery store 22? West Third street. Death was due to a heart attack. Mr. Brower had been in ill health since March and had been under a doctor's care for an ailment of the heart.
Mr. Brower suffered the attack shortly after he went to his store 6 o'clock to open the establishment for the day. Mr. Brower sat down on the steps of his grocery after he became ill. William BROWN and Mrs. Gus WOODS who live in homes nearby noticed Mr. Brower and went to his assistance.
Pillows and blankets were secured and Mr. Brower was placed on the lawn in front of his store. A doctor was called to care for the sick man. Mr. Brower died a short time after the doctor arrived. He was moved to his home at 402 West Third Street where he lived with his mother.
Mr. Brower was born in Fox Lake, Wisconsin on September 1, 1879. His parents were L. K. and Kate BROWER. Fifty-two years ago the Brower family moved to this city from Fox Lake. For many years the deceased was engaged in the grocery business here with his father. Mr. Brower was a devout member of the Presbyterian Church of this city.
Survivors are the mother, two brothers, Harry BROWER and Dr. George BROWER, both of this city, an aunt, Mrs. Mae PROCTOR of Madison, Wis., two nephews, a niece and two cousins. His father, two brothers Frederick [BROWER] and Frank [BROWER] and a sister Edith [BROWER] preceded him in death.
The tentative hour of the funeral service has been placed at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Brower home at 402 West Third Street. Rev. Harold TURPIN of the First Presbyterian Church will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends are asked to omit sending flowers.
The funeral hour may be changed as Dr. George Brower, who is now taking a special course in the treatment of the eye at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, Pa., could not be reached to be told of his father's death when the News-Sentinel went to press.
Kewanna, Ind., June 16. -- Mrs. Carrie SEARS HOFFMAN, 78, former resident of Logansport and Kewanna, died in Savannah, Mo., Friday, according to word received here. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge of Logansport and was well known in this community.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gracie GIBSON of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Charles COOK of Madison, Wis. The body will arrive Monday morning and be taken to the Harrison funeral home where final rites are to be conducted Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. MASON and the O.E.S. in charge. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.

Albert HEATH, aged 72, died at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of Rudolph WERBLE, 210 William Street, Argos. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed a sickness of several months. The deceased was a relative of Mr. Werble and had lived with him for two months. He was born in Starke county in 1863 and had lived in that county all of his life until he went to make his home in Argos. Mr. Heath was a farmer. He had never married. Survivors are a brother Frank HEATH of Knox, a sister and two half-sisters. The funeral services will be held from the church at Ober at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be made in the cemetery north of Ober. Following death the body of Mr. Heath was moved to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral service.

Monday, June 18, 1934

[no obits]

Tuesday, June 19, 1934

Mrs. [Nettie] MILLER, aged 72, died at 6:15 o'clock this morning at the home of her son Hugh MILLER on the Barrett Road along the north shore of Lake Manitou. Death was due to cancer after an illness of four years. During the last six months the deceased has been bedfast.
Mrs. Miller was born near Warsaw on September 2, 1861 the daughter of B. F. and Cynthia WALDRON HARRISON. Mrs. Miller moved to Rochester from Warsaw with her parents when she was a young girl and has continued to reside in this community since that time.
The deceased was married to Benjamin F. MILLER in a ceremony which was performed at Marshtown on her twenty-second birthday. Mr. Miller preceded his wife in death. Mrs. Miller was a member of the United Brethren Church of this city.
Survivors are three sons Frank MILLER, Hugh MILLER and Otto MILLER, all of this city, a sister Mrs. Agatha BARKER, Homewood, Ill., thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter Mrs. Flo HAYES died in March 1921.
The funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the United Brethren Church with Rev. Loren STINE in charge, assisted by Rev. B. G. FIELD. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body of Mrs. Miller has been moved to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, 1430 South Main Street, where it will remain until the hour of the services. Friends may view the body at the funeral home.
Nathan BUNCH, well known farmer of near Argos, passed away at the home of his son, Clyde BUNCH, two miles south of Argos on State Road 31 [US-31], at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Death resulted from acute Bright's Disease after an illness of but a few days duration. Mr. Bunch who had been a resident of Marshall county for almost 60 years had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Nathan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ishmael BUNCH, was born on a farm near Portland, Ind., on June 24th, 1854 and when still a young lad he moved to Marshall county. On Octoer 18th, 1882, he was united in marriage to Jessie J. FORSYTHE. For a number of years he taught school in the vicinity of Argos, later retiring from that vocation to follow the occupation of farming. Mr. Bunch was a member of Argos Masonic lodge. The survivors are two sons, Rollo [BUNCH] and Clyde BUNCH of Argos and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the home of the deceased Thursday afternoon 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. Paul REISEN officiating. Burial will be made in the Plymouth Memorial cemetery. Mr. Bunch's residence is located two and a quarter miles south of Argos.

Wednesday, June 20, 1934

The funeral services for Mrs Nettie MILLER, aged 72, who died yesterday at the home of her son Hugh MILLER on the North Shore Drive of Lake Manitou will be held Thursday afternoon. Short services will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, 1420 South Main Street, after which the body will be taken to the United Bretren Church for services at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Loren STINE will be in charge assisted by Rev. B. G. FIELD. A sister Mrs. Agatha BARKER of Homeland, Fla., is a survivor. An error was made in the News-Sentinel yesterday in the spelling of Mrs. Miller's surname. Friends may view the body of Mrs. Miller at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, June 21, 1934

A son which was born this morning to Mr. and Mrs. Kise CLINTON died a few moments after birth. Burial was made this afternoon in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton reside on a farm near the Van DIEN crossing southeast of the city.

Friday, June 22, 1934

Out of town people who were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Nettie MILLER were Mr. and Mrs. A. J. SWIFT, Mr. and Mrs. Roy SHEPHERD, Mr. and Mrs. Sam WOOD, Mrs. Grover WOOD and son, Wesley WARD, and Mrs. Faye DORSETTE of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Amel LARSON of Homeland, Florida, Jake METZGER of South Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Willis JACKSON and sons of Elkhart, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur CRABBS, Mr. and Mrs. Alva CRABBS, Mr. and Mrs. Warren GILLESPIE of Kewanna, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. CRABBS, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse CRABBS, Mr. and Mrs. George CRABBS, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde CRABBS of Culver.

Critically ill for the past two weeks with heart trouble, Charles BENNETT, aged 59, operator of a taxi line in Logansport for many years and who at one time operated a bus line between Rochester and Logansport, died at his home in Logansport yesterday. Survivors are a son, mother, brother and sister.

Saturday, June 23, 1934

Mrs. Lloyd [Jeannette] McGRIFF, aged 35, of Argos, prominent Marshall county clubwoman died at her home in Argos at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon after an illness of three weeks duration due to paralysis.
The deceased was the wife of Lloyd McGRIFF editor and publisher of the Argos Reflector. She has been prominent in Argos civic and women's activities for years.
Mrs. McGriff at the recent state meeting of the Indiana Federation of Women's Clubs at South Bend was elected the vice-president of the Thirteenth District organization of the club.
Mrs. McGriff was well known here and had appeared before women's clubs in Fulton county on a number of occasions. She was also a prominent worker in the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. McGriff ws a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church at Plymouth.
Jeannette KUHN was born at Crawfordsville on October 6, 1899. Her parents were Robert and Nora KUHN. When she was a young girl her parents moved to Argos where she has lived since that time. On October 23, 1920 she was married to Lloyd McGRIFF in a ceremony which was performed at Plymouth.
Survivors are the husband, a son, Robert [McGRIFF], aged 10, the parents who reside at Sidney, Ohio, three sisters, Miss Sarah KUHN, Sidney, Ohio, Mrs. Elmer HOULDSMITH, Sidney, and Mrs. Mary Jean COAN, Detroit, Michigan.
The funeral services will be held from the St. Michaels Catholic Church at Plymouth at 9 o'clock Monday morning. Burial will be made in the new Catholic cemetry at Plymouth.

Elmer Gene GROGG, aged 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. George GROGG who reside on a farm between Akron and Roann died in the Dukes Hospital in Peru Thursday from a rare disease which followed an attack of the flu.
The lad was stricken last January with the flu. Later the disease settled in his throat and his jawbone. Efforts to check the spread of the malady failed.
The deceased was born on a farm between Roann and Akron on Novemer 11, 1926. He is survived by his parents George and Cora [GROGG], two brothers Robert [GROGG] and Charles [GROGG] at home and the paternal grandmother Mrs. Kate GROGG, Roann. The maternal grandmother lives in Servia.
The funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Grogg home with Rev. Edison PONTIOUS of Roann in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Roann.

Monday, June 25, 1934

Charles HALDEMAN, prominent farmer of Henry township died this morning at 10:30 o'clock at his home one-half mile north of Akron. An obituary will appear in the News-Sentinel Tuesday.

Clarence KRING, aged 48, a deputy sheriff of Marshall county, died suddenly Saturday evening at 9:45 o'clock at his home 237 Maple Avenue, Argos. Mr. Kring had suffered with heart trouble for the past five weeks but his death was unexpected.
The deceased was born in Nappanee on September 20, 1885 and had lived in Argos for the past twelve years. For many years he was a farmer. During the past few years he has operated a trucking line at Argos. His parents were Euriah and Katherine KRING. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen's Lodge.
Survivors are the widow, five children, Floyd [KRING], Edward [KRING], Charles

[KRING], Nicholas [KRING] and Carrie [KRING], all of Argos, a brother Ervin KRING of LaPaz and a sister Mrs. Anna HESSLER of Nappanee.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Argos Christian Church with the Rev. A. M. THOMAS in charge. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Columbus MARSHMAN, aged 68, of Mishawaka, a former resident of Argos, died in a hospital at Logansport at 3 p.m. Sunday. He had been ill a month.
The deceased was born at Argos on December 7, 1865 the son of John and Rebecca MARSHMAN. He was a laborer and had been married twice. He moved from Argos to Mishawaka 15 years ago to reside.
Survivors are the widow, eight children, four grandchildren, three sisters Mrs. Phoebe POWERS, Argos, Mrs. May KUHN, Gary and Mrs. Ida VanDUSEN, Mishawaka, and a brother Marion [MARSHMAN] of Argos. Some of the children are Lawrence [MARSHMAN], Gerald [MARSHMAN], Ray [MARSHMAN], Dorothy [MARSHMAN] and Helen MARSHMAN.
The funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Grossman Chapel at Argos with the Rev. Paul REISEN in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the Jordan Church three miles southwest of Argos.

Tuesday, June 26, 1934

Charles H. HALDEMAN, aged 63, died at his farm home one-quarter of a mile north of Akron at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and other complications and followed an illness dating since last November.
Mr. Haldeman had a wide acquaintanceship in Indiana. For twenty years he was a traveling salesman for the Yale Lock Company and during his travels made a large circle of friends. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
The deceased was born near Beaver Dam in Kosciusko county on March 25, 1871 the son of Samuel and Polly HALDEMAN. Mr. Haldeman has been a resident of the Akron community for the past 35 years moving there from Beaver Dam. His wife was Miss Emma DAY of Akron whom he married on July 8, 1897.
Survivors are the widow, daughter Mrs. Constance KERCHER, Chicago, son Charles HALDEMAN, Akron, granddaughter Elizabeth Ann KERCHER, five brothers, Frank [HALDEMAN], Akron, John [HALDEMAN], Silver Lake, Dave [HALDEMAN], Hammond, William [HALDEMAN] and Louis [HALDEMAN], Vancouver, Wash., and a sister Mrs. Amanda DAY, Huntington.
The funeral services will be held from the home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Clyde MILLER pastor in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.

Wednesday, June 27, 1934

Abraham BROCKEY, aged 82, who has spent his entire life on the same farm near Talma where he was born, died Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock. Death was due to paralysis and followed an illness of several months. During the past two weeks Mr. Brockey has been seriously ill.
The deceased was born on a farm near Talma on May 8, 1852 and has lived in Fulton county all of his life. His parents were Susan and William BROCKEY. He followed the occupation of farming all of his life. He was married to Mary BARRETT on Novemer 28, 1874. Mr. Brockey was a member of the Yellow Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors are the widow, three sons Charles BROCKEY and Vincent BROCKEY, South Bend, and Verdie BROCKEY of near Talma, a daughter Mrs. William SCHUMEYER of South Bend and a sister Mrs. Lizzie ZOLMAN who resides on a farm northeast of Athens.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. KENNEDY of Talma in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery near Talma.

Mrs. Frank FLYNN has received word of the death of her uncle Harrison H. RIDDLE, aged 94, which occurred at his home in Bloomington several days ago. The deceased was a Civil War veteran. Burial was made at Bloomington. Mr. Riddle was a former resident of this city and also of Plymouth. Mr. Riddle, who is an uncle of George RIDDLE, left Rochester in 1916 to make his home in Bloomington.

Thursday, June 28, 1934 to Friday, June 29, 1934

[no obits]

Saturday, June 30, 1934

William F. WILSON, 79, well known retired farmer, died at his home in Kewanna last night after an illness of several months. His condition had been critical for the past few weeks following a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. Wilson was born September 25th, 1854 in Union township and lived his entire life in that township. He was a member of the Kewanna M.E. Church for more than 43 years. His wife, Mrs. Nellie STREET preceded him in death three years ago.
Survivors include three children, Myrtle A. WILSON, of Kewanna, Ernest D. WILSON, of Morrow, O., and Walter W. WILSON, Rochester, a sister, Mrs. O. E. COOK, and a brother, John WILSON, both of Kewanna.
Funeral services are to be conducted from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. T. J. REDER in charge and burial will take place in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The family asks that flowers be omitted.

Monday, July 2, 1934

[no obits]

Tuesday, July 3, 1934

Carl KENNEY, of this city made an unsuccesful attempt last night to save the life of his companion R. G. WILSON, aged 22, of Fortville while both were swimming in Bixler Lake near Kendallville. Wilson was the foreman of a surveying party working on State Road 3 near Kendallville while Kenney was working under him. The two men were room mates and after their work last night both decided to go swimming. Wilson called for help but Kenney was unable to rescue him. The body was recovered a short time after Wilson went down. Efforts to revive him were unavailing. It is believed Wilson suffered cramps. Wilson had visited in this city on several occasions.

Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church at Mentone this afternoon for Nelson Alvin CLAY, aged 82, who died at his home there Sunday from injuries which he received ten years ago in an automobile accident. The services were in charge of Rev. O. SARBER. Burial was made in the Mentone cemetery.
The decedent was born March 3, 1862, in Napoleon, O., the son of Conrad and Julia CLAY. When quite young he moved to Mentone, where he was the first agent and telegraph operator. On April 16, 1884, he was united in marriage to Miss Susie A. MANWARING, who is among the surviving relatives.
Mr. Clay was employed with the Nickel Plate railroad and was the telegraph operator in Napoleon, Ohio, and Mentone.
Mr. Clay since he was injured in an auto accident ten years ago has been an invalid. His injury totally paralyzed him.
Besides the widow, two daughters Mrs. H. E. NOTTINGHAM and Miss Nina R. CLAY, four grandchildren of Mentone, two brothers, Rev. William CLAY of Frontier, Mich., and Dr. C. F. CLAY of Napoleon, O., and two sisters, Mrs. Flora BALES of Adrian, Mich., and Mrs. Olive BONNOUGH of Toledo, O., survive.

Wednesday, July 4, 1934

[no paper - holiday]

Thursday, July 5, 1934

Clovis E. LORD, age 72, well known resident of Kewanna, died at his home there Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock from complications following an illness of a year's duration. Mr. Lord resided on West Main Street in Kewanna.
Mr. Lord was born at St. Cloud, Minn., on November 21, 1863. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward LORD. In 1875 Mr. Lord's parents moved to Wolcott. He was married to Gertrude Hanna POWERS on November 23, 1897.
Mr. Lord was a farmer. For twenty years he lived on a farm near Otterbein. Fifteen years ago he moved from Otterbein to a farm in Union township where he lived until recently.
Mr. Lord was the father of seven children. Four of his sons are graduates of Indiana University, three of them being doctors. The deceased was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church at Kewanna.
The survivors are the widow and the following children, Russell LORD, Mishawaka, Dr. Maurice T. LORD, Lafayette, Prof. Francis E. LORD, Ypsilanti, Mich., Dr. Robert LORD, Lafayette, Dr. Glenn C. LORD, Indianapolis, a member of the staff of St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, Miss Mary LORD and Miss Elizabeth LORD of Kewanna, two sisters Mrs. Ellen BARNES, Lafayette and Mrs. Lilie TRUDAN, New Rockford, N.D., and two brothers Frank LORD, Fowler and Leo LORD, Wolcott.
The funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the St. Ann's Catholic Church at Kewanna. Burial will be made in the St. Vincent's DePaul cemetery at Logansport.

Miss Harriett WINN, aged 22, foster-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice WINN of Leiters Ford, died this morning at 4:30 o'clock in the Woodlawn Hospital from hemorrhages. Miss Winn was taken to the hospital twelve hours before her death.
Miss Winn became ill three weeks ago after she had suffered a hemorrhage of the nose. Efforts to stop the hemorrhages proved unavailing. Thed eceased was born at Plymouth on August 8, 1911 and had lived at Leiters Ford for the past five years. Miss Winn has a large circle of friends who will sorrow at her death.
The only survivors are the foster-parents, Mr. and Mrs. WINN. Mr. Winn is the cashier of the Leiters Ford State Bank at Leiters Ford.
The fneral services will be held from the Lukenbill Chapel at Leiters Ford at 10 o'clock Saturday morning with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Interment will be madfe in the Zion cemetery at Lucerne.

Friday, July 6, 1934

William D. MASTERSON, aged 72, died at 11 o'clock this morning in his apartment at 508 1/2 North Main street after he had suffered a heart attack while he was sitting on a devanport.
Mr. Masterson was found by his daughter, Mrs. Lovell McINTYRE, who had gone to the apartment bearing her father's breakfast for him. Mr. Masterson died before a doctor arrived.
The deceased has been in ill health since April 1933 when he was struck by a car driven by Charles BLUE of Plymouth as he was crossing the street near the county jail.
Mr. Masterson in the accident received a fracture of the right hip and internal injuries. He was a patient in the Woodlawn Hospital for several months following the accident.
Mr. Masterson was born on a farm near Twelve Mile in Cass county on October 1, 1862. His parents were Douglas and Barbara MASTERSON. The deceased was a painter and lived in Macy and Twelve Mile for many years. He moved to this city from Macy 19 years ago. Mr. Masterson was a member of the Christian Church at Macy.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. McINTYRE, and two sons, Orange MASTERSON of Winamac, and Alvin MASTERSON of Baltimore, Maryland and a number of nephews and nieces.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lois EHRMAN, were held in Kokomo Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Ehrman, 20, was a former teacher of the Macy schools and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the southern section of Fulton county.
The deceased passed away Wednesday evening in the Howard county hospital following a Caesarian operation. Survivors are the husband, an infant, her parents, five sisters and three brothers. Burial was made in the Kokomo cemetery.

James L. HOUSE, aged 85, died at the home of his son, Walter HOUSE, one mile east of the city on Road 14 at 6 o'clock Thursday evening. Death was due to hardening of the arteries. Mr. House had been seriously ill since Monday.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county. He was born on a farm east of Fulton on July 29, 1848. His parents were George and Mary (KREIDER) HOUSE.
Mr. House lived for many years on a farm two miles north of Fulton on Road 25. Thirteen years ago he retired from active duties as a farmer and since that time has made his home with his son, Walter.
On March 3, 1875, Mr. House was married to Sarah FRY in a ceremony which was performed in this city. Mrs. House and five children preceded Mr. House in death. The deceased was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Mexico.
The funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning from the Baptist Church at Fulton. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, pastor of the church will be in charge assisted by Rev. H. M. SELL, pastor of the Church of God of this city. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Fulton.

Kent SIBERT, who resides on a farm on the east side of Lake Manitou, has been called to Indianapolis by the death of his sister, Mrs. Jessie BRADY, aged 40, who died in the Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis, Wednesday from burns which she received Monday when gasoline which she was using exploded. The funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Indianapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Sibert and their daughter, Mrs. John WILSON, will attend the services.
The following account of Mrs. Brady's accident was taken from the Indianapolis News of July 5.
Mrs. Jessie Brady, age forty, an active worker in North M. E. Church and a former school teacher at Rochester, Ind., died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital of burns suffered when gasoline which she was using exploded Monday afternoon. Mrs. Brady had been scrubbing the basement floor of her home at 3428 Kenwood avenue, using the gasoline as a cleaner, when the explosion occurred. A gas burner and electric washer were in operation at the time it was said, either one of which might have caused ignition of the gasoline.
Mrs. Brady is the last of her immediate family an ill-fated one, it seems. A child died in infancy; her daughter, Mary, died six years ago and her husband, Ralph BRADY, died in a hospital two years ago after an operation which it was reported would not be serious.
Mrs. Brady suffered third-degree burns. Mrs. Viola SPENCER, age seventy-two, who lives in the Brady home, hastened to the woman's assistance and extinguished the fire burning her clothes by wrapping a rug about her.
Mrs. Brady was born in Rochester but had lived in Indianapolis the last twenty-five years. She was widely known in Indianapolis church circles. She was a member of the North church and had been superintendent of the junior department and the young person's department. She taught a young persons' Sunday school class several years and was president of the Missionary Society two years. She also had assisted at Wheeler City Mission as a volunteer worker.
Mrs. Brady was a graduate of the old Rochester (Ind.) University and of the Indianapolis Bible Institute, where she was on the faculty. Her parents were Brady and Jessie SIBERT.
Funeral services will be conducted at North M. E. Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. W. W. WIANT officiating, assisted by the Rev. H. E. EBERHARDT, Wheeler City Mission superintendent, and also formerly of Rochester, Ind. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.
Surviving are a brother, Kent SIBERT, Rochester, and five sisters, Mrs. Bianca SMITH and Mrs. Mamie LEATHERMAN, Indianapolis; Mrs. Erma McMAHAN, Beeville, Tex.; Mrs. Leona NELLANS, Mentone, and Mrs. Sue I. BEERY, South Bend.

Saturday, July 7, 1934

Funeral services for the late William D. MASTERSON will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Foster Chapel. Mr. Masterson died Friday morning at his apartment on North Main Street. Burial will be made at the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Macy.

The community of Argos was shocked by another sudden death Thursday night, when Jacob LOLMAUGH succumbed to a heart attack while at work in the yard at his home.
Mr. Lolmaugh had gone home in the evening and was doing some work in the yard at his home. Mrs. Lolmaugh saw her husband fall. Death was practically instantaneous. Mr. Lolmaugh had been in good health although it was known his heart was weak for some time.
He would have been 59 years old July 16. He is survived by his widow, three children, the children all living in Michigan. They are Lloyd [LOLMAUGH] of Grass Lake, Cecil [LOLMAUGH] of Quinsey, and Mrs. Lily HARMON of Detroit. His father, five brothers and three sisters also survive. His mother and a brother died about a year ago.
Mr. Lolmaugh had spent most of his life in Argos, although he lived in Jackson, Mich., for some time, returning to Argos about two years ago.
The body was removed to the Grossman chapel where funeral services will be held at 7:30 o'clock Saturday evening with Rev. KEMBERLIN of the Argos M. E. church in charge. The body will be taken to Jackson, Michigan where burial will be made in the Roselawn Park cemetery at 10 o'clock Sunday morning.

Silas D. SEAR, age 42, of Argos, died in the Marshall county Hospital at Plymouth at 3 o'clock this morning from paralysis. He had been ill for the past two weeks. The deceased, who was a day laborer, was born in Fulton county on February 13, 1888 the son of William and Susan SEAR. On November 28, 1910 he was married to Augusta BAIR. Mr. Sear lived at Argos for the past forty years. Survivors are the widow and three daughters. The funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday from the Argos Christian Church with the Rev. A. M. THOMAS in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Monday, July 9, 1934

Mrs. Earl CHAPMAN, a former resident of this city, died at her home in LaPorte yesterday friends in this city have been informed.

Addison R. SPANGLER, age 77, died at his home in Kewanna, Saturday night at 11 o'clock after a three months illness due to complications.
Mr. Spangler was born in Myerstown, Pennsylvania on June 26, 1857. He has been a resident of Kewanna for the past fifty years.
The deceased, who was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, was a carpenter. He was married to Laura MILLISER on October 3, 1885.
Surviving are the widow, three daughters, Jessie (SPANGLER) at home, Maude [SPANGLER] and Ruth [SPANGLER] of Detroit and two sons Elmer [SPANGLER] of Milwaukee and Clifford [SPANGLER] of Minneapolis, Minn.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. Mary Catherine ARNETT ALSPACH, aged 71, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ray EMMONS one mile southeast of Talma at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of five weeks.
The deceased has been a resident of Fulton county since she was nine months of age when she moved to this county with her parents Henry and Elizabeth ARNETT from her birthplace in Ohio. She was born on July 30, 1862.
The deceased was married to Cornelius ALSPACH in a ceremony which was performed at Talma on December 26, 1894. For many years she lived on a farm in Newcastle township. She was a member of the Christian Church at Talma.
The survivors are the daughter Mrs. EMMONS, a son, Henry [ALSPACH] of this city, a sister Mrs. Margaret ALSPACH of Rochester and five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the home of Mrs. Emmons with

the Rev. KENNEDY in charge. Burial will be made in the Hamlett cemetery.

Tuesday, July 10, 1934

Mrs. John G. MEYERS, aged 49, a former resident of this city, died Monday evening at her home in Michigan City. Death was due to paralysis and followed a long illness. The deceased was born and reared in this city. She was a member of the Christian Church of Rochester. Survivors are the husband, a sister, Mrs. Blanche HARTMAN of Rochester, and four brothers, Charles JONES of Hammond, Fred [JONES], Ed [JONES] and Perry [JONES] of this city. The body was brought to the home of Fred Jones in this city today. Funeral services will be held from the home of Fred Jones, 1307 North Madison Street at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Citizens Cemetery.

Wednesday, July 11, 1934

Walter [McCALL] and Ernest McCALL, of this city, are in receipt of Vancouver, Wash. newspapers which give an account of the spectacular death of their nephew Roland [McCALL], 26 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence F. McCALL, of Vancouver.
Young McCall, who was noted throughout the West as a fancy and high diver, plunged to his death in a 110 foot dive into the Columbia river in a mountain which was featured on the Fourth of July. The following excerpts taken from the Clark County Sun, Vancouver explain how the tragedy occurred:
"Only the drowning of Roland McCALL, daring young high diver, cast a pall of tragedy over the afternoon's entertainment. His dive, the highest ever attempted on the Columbia river, came as the climax to the day's special events. As the eyes of the 10,000 spectators, including his mother, centered on his flag-draped platform 110 feet up on the lift tower of the Interstate bridge he spread his arms and floated down like a swan in a perfect dive, striking somewhat flat, as he intended according to Evon UPTON, who stood on the platform with him.
"He came up, swam half a dozen strokes, then sank just as life-savers on the Anchor club-float were about to toss him the usual life-buoy. Seized by the powerful eddy below the pier he sank without a struggle. Half a dozen members of the Vancouver Anchor club immediately dived after the sinking swimmer, but were unable to reach him. Dragging operations, continued Wednesday and Thursday, have proved futile.
"Young McCall, an expert swimmer and high diver, last year wanted to dive off the top of the lift tower, 250 feet in the air, but was refused permission. He dove off the 80-foot lift span instead, suffering no ill effects. The Oregon highway commission this year refused permission for the 100-foot dive until the last minute, when McCall signed a release relieving the regatta officials and the state of Oregon of all responsibility. Those in the rescue boat believe he may have broken his neck or back or been stunned by the force of his terrific fall.
"The only higher 'dive' known is that of Steven BRODIN, who is supposed to have leaped feet first 238 feet from the Brooklyn bridge in New York, although there is no confirmation of this legend."

Mrs. Sam WENGER has received word that her great-grandson, Jackie Edward PENNY, aged five months, died on July 6. Jackie was the son of Mrs. John PENNY of Sherman, Texas. Mrs. Penny was Miss Bernice BRICKEL of this city.
Thursday, July 12, 1934

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Friday, July 13, 1934

Mrs. Ivey Mae YATES, aged 26, of Chicago, who was a resident of Argos until a year ago, died in a hospital in Chicago yesterday following an emergency operation for appendicitis. The deceased was the wife of Keith YATES. Survivors are the husband, child and mother. The funeral services will be held from the Grossman Chapel at Argos Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove Cemetery at Argos.

David GROSSMAN, aged 61, died at his farm home west of Rutland, a community southwest of Argos, yesterday afternoon after several weeks illness due to complications.
The deceased was born near Inwood on January 12, 1872 the son of David and Kathryn GROSSMAN. He moved to Rutland from Inwood. Mr. Grossman was married to Pearl OGLER on Novemver 18, 1897.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Miss Dorothy GROSSMAN, South Bend, and Mrs. Thelma KING, Coldwater, Mich., a son Darwin [GROSSMAN] at home, two sisters, Mrs. Maude GASTEL, San Diego, Cal., and Mrs. Laura THORNBURG of Rutland and a brother, Oras GROSSMAN, of Rutland.
The funeral services will be held from the Bunnell Funeral Home in Plymouth at 3 p.m. Sunday with Elmer HIGGINS of the Science Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.

Saturday, July 14, 1934

Samuel PERRY, aged 62, janitor of the Methodist Church at Akron, was found dead in his living quarters in the basement of the church at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon by Rev. Clyde MILLER, pastor of the church when he went to the church to question the aged janitor as to his physical condition.
Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN was called and held that death had been caused by a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Perry had suffered with high blood pressure for a numer of years and had been under a doctor's care.
Yesterday Mr. Perry went to a drug store in Akron and got some medicine as he was not feeling well. He had gone to the drug store after he did not find his physician in his office.
Mr. Perry after returning to the church notified Mrs. Miller that he was not feeling well. When Rev. Miller returned home yesterday afternoon his wife informed him about the aged janitor's sickness and when he went to the church, found Mr. Pery dead.
The deceased had been a resident of Henry township all of his life. He was born on a farm near Rock Lake east of Akron on September 24, 1873. He was the son of Nathaniel and Margaret PERRY. He was a bachelor and a member of the Methodist church at Akron.
Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Minnie SHIREMAN of Akron and Mrs. Pearl RIFE and Mrs. Ollie RIFE, both of Detroit, Mich. His step-mother, Mrs. Delilah PERRY resides on a farm west of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Akron at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afteroon with Rev. Clyde MILLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.

Monday, July 16, 1934

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Tuesday, July 17, 1934

Funeral services were held from the Ebenezer Church near Macy this afternoon for Mrs. Angeline DEEDS KERSCHNER, aged 69, who died Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home of her daugher, Mrs. Irwin DeWALD of near Macy. The services were in charge of Rev. C. F. GOLDEN. Interment was made in the cemetery at Deedsville. Death was due to heart failure and followed an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Kerschner was born in Miami county on September 18, 1865. Her husband, William KERSCHNER, preceded her in death. Survivors are two daughters and son.

A. B. CROMLEY, fire chief in the town of Culver, was almost instantly killed and former Fire Chief, Arthur FISHBURN was critically, if not fatally injured, when the truck, which Cromley was driving, skidded and overturned on a freshly oiled "S" curve known as the Judah curve about 1:15 Monday afternoon.
Cromley's neck was broken, his body was badly crushed and he sustained other injuries. One leg was horribly mangled.
Fishburn was rushed to the office of Dr. H. H. TALLMAN, where his condition was believed serious, although full extent of his injuries had not yet been determined. It was thought he had sustained a skull fracture, however.
Two other firemen, Jack TAYLOR and Carey CUMMINS, Jr., sustained cuts and bruises on their faces and bodies and were not seriously hurt. Ed BOBERG, another fireman escaped uninjured. Taylor, Cummins and Boberg were riding on the rear end of the truck.
The accident occurred at the Judah curve. Eye witnesses declared that Cromley was driving about 50 miles per hour when he approached the curves. The truck skidded on the fresh oil, turned completely over and came to a stop standing right side up about thirty yards from where it started skidding.
Cromley lay about midway from the place where the truck started to skid and where it came to a halt. Fishburn had been thrown clear of the truck or attempted to leap clear, and landed in the road a short distance from where the truck overturned.
Boberg, Taylor and Cummins had been hurled from the rear end of the truck before it overturned, rolling into the ditch by the side of the road.
When the three firemen and other witnesses reached Cromley he gasped a few breaths and died. Fishburn was rushed to the physicians office, unconscious.
The truck which the town of Culver purchased new for about $7,500 three years ago, is almost a complete wreck. It was the only modern piece of fire fighting equipment the town of Culver had available.
The fire which caused the alarm to be given was a grass fire, started by a carelessly tossed cigarette, near the H. A. RICE cottage on the east side of Lake Maxinkuckee. Cottagers had succeeded in extinguishing the fire before the fire truck tragedy occurred. No damage was caused by the fire.
It was reported by people along the road that Cromley was driving about 50 miles an hour when he took the curves. The truck had skidded when it went around a curve on the concrete highway and again on the hard surface highway almost turning around at one of the curves.

When the truck hit the Judah curve, it skidded to the left, into the ditch, turned over, rolling and skidding for 50 yards.
Cromley was proprietor of the Culver Dray Line. He was appointed fire chief about a year ago.
Besides his wife, Cromley is survived by a daughter, Helen [CROMLEY], about 17, and a son, Merwin [CROMLEY\, about 7 years old.
Funeral services for Mr. Cromley will be held from the Grace Reformed church at Culver at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Harvey HARSH in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Culver.
The condition of Arthur Fishburn, former Culver fire chief, was so much improved today that he was moved to his home at Culver from the Kelly hospital in Argos. Fishburn received a sprained ankle and had cuts on the legs, arms and head.

Lola Katherine SHONK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SHONK, who reside east of Leiters Ford, died at 12:20 Monday afternoon. Death was caused by heart trouble from which Lola has suffered for the past six months. She was 12 years, 7 months and 25 days of age.
Lola Katherine was born on November 19, 1922 in the Salem neighborhood southwest of Rochester. She has resided in the Leiters Ford neighborhood for the past four years. Her mother, who was Marie WILSON SHONK, preceded her in death.
Survivors are the father, stepmother, two brothers, John [WILSON] at home and Harold [WILSON] who resides with his grandmother at Kewanna, one half-sister, June [WILSON], at home, two grandmothers, Mrs. Jasper WILSON of Kewanna and Mrs. Caroline SHONK of Rochester, three aunts and five uncles and numerous other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist Church. Rev. N. W. CRIDER will officiate and burial will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna.

Wednesday, July 18, 1934

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Thursday, July 19, 1934

Lyman E. SMITH, 47, lifelong resident of Rochester and well known drug salesman, died at 4:45 Friday afternoon at his home 117 West Tenth Street. He had been ill for the last eight years of a nervous ailment and about a year ago was forced to give up his work. His condition grew gradually worse since that time. He had a wide acquaintance throughout central Indiana where he had traveled for 30 years.
Lyman E. was born in Rochester June 12, 1887 the son of Charles and Ida SMITH. He attended the Rochester schools until he was 16 years of age and then accepted his first position with the Norwich Pharmical Company of Chicago. Later he went with the Chicago Pharmical Co. and remained with them ever since, being their representative in central Indiana. He always kept his home at Rochester.
He married Miss Alice WALTERBACH, of Manitowac, Wis., and two children were born to this union, Marjorie [SMITH] and Jane [SMITH]. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of this city and the Knights of Columbus Lodge of Indianapolis.
The deceased is survived by his mother, his wife, and children and a brother, Guy [SMITH], all residing at the Smith home.

Funeral services at the St. Joseph Catholic Church at 9:30 Friday morning with Rev. John SCHALL of Monterey officiating. Due to the illness of the deceased/s mother the body will be returned to the home for a short service to be held at 2 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in the mausoleum.

Glen H. WARNER, about 50 years of age, of 115 West Third Street, Mishawaka, was found dead in the wash room of the Coffee Shop here at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN held death had been caused by heart trouble. Warner is a member of the firm of McInerny and Warner cigar distributors of South Bend. He had called in this city for his firm for the past five years. Mr. Warner was found by Dr. Mark PIPER and Harold KARN, son of Oren KARN, proprietor of the COFFEE SHOP, who broke into the wash room after the door to the wash room had been locked for over a half an hour. Little could be learned here about Mr. Warner. His family was notified and arrived here this afternoon. The body was moved to a local undertaking parlor.

Mrs. Chauncey MYLIN, aged 61, of North Manchester, died at 1 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John McFARLAND at Akron, whom she was visiting. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered at noon Wednesday.
Mrs. Mylin was born near Wabash on February 20, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex FLORA. For the past ten years she has lived in North Manchester moving there from Laketon.
The deceased was married to Chauncey MYLIN on October 31, 1894. He preceded her in death five years ago. Mrs. Mylin was well known in Akron where she had visited with her daughter on a number of occasions.
Survivors are three children, Mrs. Ralph WEBER and Glen MYLIN of Laketon and Mrs. McFARLAND of Akron, a sister, Mrs. Orma HALDERMAN of Roann and a brother, William FLORA also of Roann.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the United Brethren Church at Laketon in charge of Rev. Noah McCOY of Fort Wayne. Burial will be made in the Laketon cemetery.

Monterey, Ind., July 19. -- George BRUCKER, 73, died at his home, two miles west of here today after a long illness. He had lived in Pulaski county for 66 years.
Surviving are his widow and four children, Mrs. Lillian BOYLE, Harold [BRUCKER] and Carl BRUCKER of Monterey and William BRUCKER of South Bend. Four brothers also survive.
Funeral rites are to be held at the St. Ann Catholic Church in Monterey at 9 o'clock Saturday morning with Father SHAW in charge.

Friday, July 20, 1934

Friends in this city, late yesterday received word that Mrs. A. C. WRENTMORE, aged 54, dropped dead at her home at 227 South Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, Thursday afternoon. Death was due to a heart attack. The deceased was the wife of the Rev. A. C. WRENTMORE, a former pastor of the Christian Church of this city. Rev. and Mrs. Wrentmore lived in this city from 1916 to 1920. Mrs. Wrentmore has been in ill health since the murder of her daughter Mrs. Hubert MOOR at Robinson, Ill., several years ago. The deceased was a member of the Downey Avenue Christian Church at Indianapolis. Survivors are the husband and a son Lawrence [WRENTMORE] of South Bend. The funeral services will be held from the home at 3 p.m. Saturday followed by burial in Indianapolis.

Trella [DAVIS], ten-months-old daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Roy DAVIS, of Kewanna, died in the Cass county hospital at Logansport at 7 o'clock last night. The child had been ill for two weeks with an abcess of the jaw. Survivors are the parents, two sisters Helen [DAVIS] and Dorothy [DAVIS] and six [sic] brothers, Donald [DAVIS], Dean [DAVIS], Robert [DAVIS] and Roy [DAVIS] all at home. The funeral will be held from the Harrison Funeral Home at Kewanna at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with Rev. H. F. BULGER in charge. Burial will be made in the Shaffer cemetery at Kewanna.

The body of Glenn WARNER, aged 57, cigar salesman of Mishawaka, who died from a heart attack while in the wash room at the Coffee Shop yesterday was taken to his home in Mishawaka last night. The deceased who was well known here is survived by his widow Mrs. Grace WARNER.

Saturday, July 21, 1934

Mrs. Sarah J. CLINE, aged 83, a resident of Fulton county for the past 63 years died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Leo POWNALL four miles southwest of Fulton at 6 o'clock Friday evening. Death was due to paralysis and followed an illness of three weeks.
The deceased was born on a farm near Mexico on October 8, 1850. She was one of a large number of children who were born to Rev. Henry and Elizabeth WALTERS. She was married to J. Finley CLINE on October 16, 1871 in a ceremony which was performed at Fulton.
Mrs. Cline came to Fulton county from Cass county. She has resided on the same farm in Fulton county near the Olive Branch Church southwest of the city for the past 63 years. She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren Church having become a member of that denomination when she was 18 years of age.
Survivors are the daughter Mrs. POWNALL and a son Charles CLINE who also resides near Fulton, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cline is the last survivor of her brothers and sister. Another sister died on April 10.
The funeral services will be held from the Fulton United Brethren Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN in charge assisted by Rev. O. G. ALWOOD. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Fulton.

Charley BOWMAN, 85, well known bachelor of the Burton neighborhood, passed away at 7:30, Friday evening at the home of his niece, Mrs. Leroy ANDERSON of the Burton community. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of several months duration. Mr. Bowman passed away on the same farm where he was born, having been a resident of the Burton community throughout his entire life.
Charley, son of Henry and Eliza BOWMAN, was born in the Burton community on April 16th, 1849. Prior to his last illness he followed the occupation of a day laborer and farmer. Mr. Bowman had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western sections of the county. He is survived by a brother John BOWMAN, of near Kewanna, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Leroy GARNER, of Colburn, Ind., will be held Sunday afternoon, at two o'clock at the Burton Church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, this city.

Lewis V. HUNT, age 52, former Fulton county recorder was found dead in his bed this morning. He resided with his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Thrush, at 1015 South Jefferson Street. Death was due to heart attack super-induced by the heat, Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN found. Mr. Hunt had not been ill. His death was entirely unexpected. Mr. Hunt was found by his mother-in-law when he failed to answer her calls to come to breakfast.
Mr. Hunt was a life-long resident of Rochester. He was born in this city on March 10, 1882 the son of William and Clara HUNT. He was married to Miss Lida THRUSH on June 1, 1909 in a ceremony which was performed at the Evangelical Church parsonage in this city. Mrs. Hunt preceded her husband in death on November 28, 1933.
Mr. Hunt was a carpenter and followed that occupation for a number of years. He was seriously injured at one time while helping to store ice in an ice house at Lake Manitou. Mr. Hunt was elected recorder of Fulton county for two terms. He was a republican.
Survivors are one brother John HUNT of Bushnell, Illinois and the mother-in-law Mrs. Mary THRUSH with whom he had made his home.
The funeral services will be held from the Thrush residence at 1015 Jefferson Street at 1:00 p.m. Monday with the Rev. B. G. FIELD pastor of the Baptist Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Ellen CROCO, 73, passed away at 10:15 o'clock Friday evening at her home one-half mile east of Argos. Death resulted from a cancer following an illness of several months. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at the home. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Funeral services were held in Mishawaka today for Glenn WARNER, aged 57, cigar salesman of Mishawaka who died from a heart attack in a local cafe on Thursday. Mr. Warner was a graduate of medical college but never followed his profession. Pallbearers included a number of prominent business men of both South Bend and Mishawaka.

Monday, June 23, 1934

Mrs. Mary LOVETT, aged 75, died at her home on West Second Street at 12:15 a.m. Sunday after an illness of 18 months due to general senility. For the past six weeks Mrs. Levett has been seriously ill.
The deceased has been a life long resident of Fulton county. She was born on a farm near the site of the old Antioch United Brethren Church five and half miles southwest of Rochester.
Mrs. Lovett was born on July 12, 1859. Her parents were Fred and Hanna HAGAN. Her husband William LOVETT died 15 months ago. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Lovett lived on a farm in Liberty township.
Mrs. Lovett who was a member of the United Brethren Church is survived by a daughter Mrs. Hanna THOMAS who resides on a farm nine miles northeast of Rochester, eight grandchildren and a brother, John HAGAN of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the Rochester United Brethren Church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN of Fulton in charge assisted by Rev. Loren STINE pastor of the local church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.
Funeral services were held from the Macy Christian church at 10 o'clock this morning for Ralph Louis BRADEN, aged 14, son of David and Nora BRADEN, of near Macy, who died at his home early Saturday from spinal meningitis as the result of heat exhaustion suffered last Tuesday while driving a team of horses while threshing. The death of Braden marked the third in this community during the past week which was attributed to the present heat wave. The lad would have matriculated in the Macy high school this fall. Besides the parents he is survived by three brothers and two sisters, Lawrence [BRADEN], Paul [BRADEN] and Raymond [BRADEN] at home, Mrs. Jess CRAWFORD of Peru and Levera BRADEN at home.

C. B. "Cap" JEWELL, pioneer Lake Manitou boat builder, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert KEIM, south of Rochester, at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 22, aged 76 years. He had been ill for about two years.
Casper Byron JEWELL was born at Ridgeville, Indiana, June 1, 1858, the son of Robert and Lucretia HARRIS JEWELL. He was united in marriage to Hattie L. BOCKOVER, May 18, 1886, who preceded him in death two months ago.
To this union were born five children, Lee [JEWELL] and Nelly [JEWELL] who departed this life in childhood, Harry [JEWELL] who passed on a little more than two years ago.
Mr. Jewell leaves to mourn his departure, a son, Lewis M. [JEWELL] of Robinson, Ill., a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle KEIM, of the Green Oak vicinity, a brother, W. E. JEWELL, and a sister, Mrs. Belle ADAMSON, both of Rochester, a brother W. JEWELL, of Belridge, Illinois, four grandchildren and other relatives.
The deceased was a member of the Evangelical Church in Rochester and a member of the fraternal order of Maccabees. He was a life long resident of Rochester and will known here.
Funeral services will be conducted from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Keim, at 10 o'clock, Tuesday morning, July 24. Burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Jewell was well known by many of the older residents of the community and also of the state because of his having operated for many years a boat landing and a hotel at what is now known as the West Side Hotel.
Mr. Jewell after he disposed of his interest in the hotel was a custom boat builder and many of the row-boats and sailboats now at Lake Manitou were built by him. For many years Mr. Jewell lived on a farm midway between the Van DIEN crossing of the Nickel Plate railroad south of the city and the West Side Hotel.

Word was received here Saturday of the death of Ada GOULD CARNEY, former resident of this city who passed away Friday, July 13, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Roy COCHRAN, of Lincoln, Neb. Following is the obituary which accompanied the letter.
Ada GOULD CARNEY passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Roy COCHRAN, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, July 13th. She had been in ill health for the last four years suffering from hardening of the arteries.
Ada Gould was born in Rochester, Ind., Oct 29th, 1873. Later the family moved to Marmont, now Culver, Ind., and in 1890 the family moved to Buffalo, N.Y. Upon completion of a nurses training course in the Erie hospital in that city the family moved to Lincoln, Neb. In 1919 she married William L. CARNEY. Upon his death in 1929 she went to live with her sister where she resided until her death.
Mrs. Carney is survived by two brothers, Dr. E. R. GOULD of Buffalo, N.Y. and Arthur GOULD, of Lincoln, Neb., and two sisters, Mrs Clara BIRCH, of Boseman, Mont. and Mrs. Roy COCHRAN, of Lincoln, Neb., and two step-children, Hal and Margaret CARNEY of Gridley, Cal.

Tuesday, July 24, 1934

Mrs. Mary Ellen CROCO, wife of Henry CROCO, died at 10:15 o'clock Friday night in her home three-quarters of a mile east of Argos, following an illness of several months from cancer.
She was born Nov. 14, 1860, five miles west of Culver, one of six children of Mr. and Mrs. David CASTLEMAN. All the children have passed away except one, Mrs. Isabelle DeMOSS, of Plymouth.
Surviving Mrs. Croco, besides her sister, is her husband, Henry CROCO, to whom she was married in June 1876, three sons, William Earl [CROCO], Henry Raymond [CROCO] and Arthur [CROCO] of Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph LOWRY, of Battle Creek, Mich., and Norene, Mrs. Lochran WISE, of Birmingham, Ala. All the children were with their mother at the time of her death.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home, the Rev. KIMBERLIN, pastor of the M.E. church at Argos officiating. Burial in Maple Grove cemetery.

Wednesday, July 25, 1934

Mrs. Molly SMITH, aged 78, a resident of the Mt. Zion neighborhood for many years died at 2 o'clock this morning at the home of her sister Mrs. John O'MALLEY at Hoopeston, Ill. Death was caused by acute Brights disease of only a day's duration.
The deceased was born on February 25, 1856 at Richmond, Kentucky. Her parents were James and Ellen CLAREY. She was married to David SMITH at Gibson City, Ill., on March 17, 1892. Mr. Smith died on November 5, 1917.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith came to this county in 1904 from Rankin, Ill. They settled on a farm in the Mt. Zion neighborhood where Mrs. Smith continued to reside until last January when she went to Hoopeston to visit her sister. The deceased was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of this city.
Survivors are a foster daughter, Mrs. Ray SHELTON of this city, two sisters, Mrs. J. O'MALLEY of Hoopeston, Ill., and Mrs. Thomas CURRAN, of Rankin, Ill., and a brother Thomas CLAREY of Homewood, Ill. A brother John CLAREY died at his home northeast of the city in March.
The funeral services will be held at Hoopeston, Ill., Thursday morning. Interment will take place at Gibson City, Ill.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah CURTIS, aged 71, a former resident of the Washington neighborhood fourteen miles northwest of the city will be held from the Poplar Grove Church northwest of the city at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Curtis died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Lake, 1526 Talbert Street, South Bend. Death followed an illness of three year's duration due to paralysis. Mrs. Curtis suffered another stroke two weeks ago since which time she has been unconscious a greater portion of the time.
Mrs. Curtis was born in Marshall county near Argos and has resided in Fulton and Marshall county all of her life except the time she has lived with her daughter in South Bend. Her husband, Jasper CURTIS, died six years ago. Mrs. Curtis was a member of the Evangelical Churth at Culver.
Survivors include six children, Mrs. Elsie LAKE, South Bend, Mrs. Nellie BRUMFIELD, Indianapolis, Mrs. Goldie CROSLAND, Louisville, Ky., Gilson NORRIS, Wichita, Kans., John NORRIS, Big Falls, North Dakota, and Leo NORRIS of this city.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Lafayette for an infant son born Monday morning at Kewanna to Mr. and Mrs. Edward HUBBLE. The baby died late Monday night. The child was taken to the Cass County Hospital at Logansport, for special treatment a short time after its birth. Mr. Hubble several months ago purchased the JORDAN and BAIRD ELEVATOR at Kewanna.

Thursday, July 26, 1934

Mrs. Cora Bell [MOLLENCUPP] BRUCE POTTER, aged 46, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 501 East Thirteenth Street after a ten months' illness due to liver and gall bladder trouble.
The deceased was born in Walnut Ridge, Ark., on June 8, 1888 and came to Fulton county to reside when she was six years of age. Her parents were John and Mary HENDERSON MOLLENCUPP.
The deceased was first married to Elzie E. BRUCE, who died on December 12, 1927. On December 24, 1928 she was married to Floyd POTTER in a ceremony which was performed at Lakeville.
Survivors are the husband, son, Arthur BRUCE of this city, four daughters, Gail BRUCE, Freda SCOTT and Goldie JOHNSON of Rochester and Iretta BACH of Hammond, two brothers, Frank MOLLENCUPP, Rochester, and Berry MOLLENCUPP of Peach Orchard, Ark., and five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home on East Thirteenth Street at 2:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Loren STINE, pastor of the United Brethren Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Augustus Haven SPENCER, 84, a pioneer resident of this city passed away Wednesday evening at 5:25 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gladys FRENCH, in Logansport, Ind. Death resulted from complication of diseases after an illness of long duration. Mr. Spencer's condition, however, had not been regarded as extremely serious until the past two weeks. For the last three years he had made his home with his daughter in Logansport.
Augustus Haven "Havey", son of William and Elizabeth SPENCER, was born December 30, 1850 at Pleasant Grove, later known as Kewanna, Ind. When a lad of but three years of age he removed with his parents to Rochester, where he was educated in the Rochester schools. William Spencer, father of the deceased, served as sheriff of Fulton county for a number of years. Upon reaching manhood Mr. Spencer was united in wedlock to Elizabeth Jane WOOD, who preceded in death eight years ago.
For a long number of years, Mr. Spencer owned and operated the Jefferson Hotel which was located at the corner of Main and 6th streets, this city. Following his retirement from the hotel business he served as marshal, constable and special night officer for Rochester for many years.
In his duties as special officer, he served fearlessly and efficiently and was highly commended by the citizens of this community.
Mr. Spencer was one of the officers who broke up a gang of thieves in an earlier day in this city who were preying on business men of this city. On the night the gang was broken up one of the bandits was shot at the HOOVER furniture store. Mr. Spencer was one of the few men now living who worked on the CHICAGO and ERIE railroad when it was being built between Marion, Ohio and Chicago through Rochester. He was the first brakeman to serve on the road between Chicago and Rochester which at that time was a division. This was in 1882.
Over a score or more of years ago he was stricken with rheumatism which necessitated the use of crutches throughout the remainder of his life. For a few years, while thus handicapped by the ravages of that disease, he resided on a farm in the Loyal neighborhood. He later removed to his residence in this city which is situated at the west end of 10th street. Mr. Spencer was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge, of Rochester, and a director of the Citizen's Cemetery Association. The daughter, Mrs. Gladys FRENCH, is the sole survivor.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. STEINFELD, of Logansport, will be held at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment will be made in the Citizen's cemetery.

Col. H. G. GLASSCOCK, age 69, of Culver who was the headmaster of CULVER MILITARY ACADEMY for over thirty years, died in Woodlawn Hospital here last night. Death was due to embolism which lodged in the lungs. The embolism followed an operation for a ruptured appendix which operation was performed in the hospital here Monday.
Col. Glasscock was retired as the head of the academic department of the academy in 1929 or at the time he reached the retirement age of the school. He came from Mexico, Mo., to Culver in 1896 when the late Col. Henry FLEET moved his military school from Missouri to the site on Lake Maxinkuckee following the burning of the buildings of his academy in Missouri. A small military academy owned by Col. CULVER was in operation at Culver at the time Col. Fleet's school burned and at the invitation of Col. Culver the two schools were combined.
Col. Glasscock was born in Ralls county, Missouri. He graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., and later took postgraduate work at Valparaiso University. He majored in mathematics and languages.
Col. Glasscock saw Culver Military Academy grow from a small military school until it is now one of the largest and one of the highest ranking private schools of military training in the United States. During his long service at Culver Military Academy Col. Glasscock has met most of the leading men of the United States and foreign countries when they visited the school.
Col. Glasscock was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge at Culver. The widow and a sister survive. A daughter died ten years ago.
Short funeral services will be held from the Glasscock home Friday morning. The body will then be taken to Indianapolis for cremation. Later the ashes will be taken to Paris, Mo. for interment.

Friday, July 27, 1934

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Saturday, July 28, 1934

Clyde H. HENDERSON, aged 54, of Kewanna, for several years a teacher in the Lincoln school building, died in the Logansport State Hospital at Logansport at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Death followed an illness of five years duration. Mr. Henderson's condition was critical during the past three weeks.
The deceased was born on farm near Kewanna on July 6, 1880. His parents were James and Savilla HENDERSON. He graduated from the Kewanna schools and then took a normal course at Rochester College and at the State Normal School at Terre Haute.
Mr. Henderson taught in the schools of Cass, Miami, Fulton and LaPorte counties for many years. His last school work was in LaPorte. Mr. Henderson was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Kewanna and the Methodist Church of that city.
Survivors are the widow, son, Huren HENDERSON, LaPorte, daughter, Mrs. Geneva HEWLETT, Kewanna, the father who resides at Kewanna, three brothers, Charles [HENDERSON], Fort Wayne, Nolen [HENDERSON], Wabash and Orville [HENDERSON], Plymouth, and a sister, Mrs. Arletta PANDALL of Crown Point.
The body was moved to an undertaking parlor at Kewanna where it was prepared for burial and was then taken to the Henderson home on West Main street in Kewanna. The funeral services will be held from the Kewanna M.E. Church at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. O. R. MASON in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewanna.

Peru, Ind., July 28. -- A sunstroke is given as the cause of the death last week of Ralph Lewis BRADEN, 14-year-old youth residing two miles southwest of Macy, in the report of Coroner A. S. NEWELL filed at the county clerk's office.
Dr. Newell said the youth fell from a barn seven years ago and had probably suffered a slight skull fracture that caused him to complain of headaches since that time and which the coroner said was possibly a contributing factor in the heat stroke. In a statement attached to the report, the youth's brother, Lawrence [BRADEN], said the lad worked in a wheat field a short time when he became ill and he was semi-conscious for two days until his death which occurred last Friday.

Rev. George TRINKLE, pastor of the United Brethren church in Deedsville, died Thursday following a short illness. He had been a minister for 31 years and a pastor in Deedsville for the past several years.
Survivors include the widow and two children, a daughter, Mrs. Dana HOFFMAN, and a son, Poe [TRINKLE]; a sister, Calla WARREN, and a brother, Christopher [TRINKLE]. Funeral services were conducted this morning at 10:00 o'clock in the church at Deedsville.

Monday, July 30, 1934

An abcess on the brain, which is believed to have resulted from an injury to his eye ball, suffered while playing ball a few weeks ago, proved fatal to Everett Deloise McCALLA at 11:30 o'clock, Sunday evening at the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis. The young man who resides at 1111 Jefferson street, this city, had been in serious condition for the past four and a half weeks and was taken to the Indianapolis hospital Sunday evening for treatment.
Everett Deloise, son of Chester and Hulda GILLILAND McCALLA, was born in Deedsville, Indiana, on February 18, 1918. He had been a resident of this city for six years moving here with his parents from Peru. He was a student of the Rochester schools.
Survivors are the parents, five sisters, Hazel [McCALLA], Florence [McCALLA], Helen [McCALLA], Marjorie [McCALLA] and Patricia [McCALLA]; two brothers, Echo [McCALLA] and Harold [McCALLA], all at home; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arley GILLILAND, of Rochester. Two brothers, Richard Dean [McCALLA] and Gerald Luther [McCALLA], preceded in death.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. Howard BELL, of the Rochester Church of God, will be held at that edifice on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Deedsville, Indiana.

Tuesday, July 31, 1934

Three members of the Arthur Kroft family, all former residents of Fulton County, were instantly killed Monday evening near Greensburg, Ind., when their automobile was hit by a passenger train.
The dead are Arthur KROFT, 71, Mrs. Arthur KROFT, 68, and their daughter Mildred [KROFT], 45, a school teacher.
The husband was a brother of Mrs. William C. MILLER of Akron and the family has many friends in this vicinity. Their home was in Kissimee, Fla., and they were on a motor trip to the Century of Progress at Chicago. Afterwards, they intended to visit the Millers at Akron and then come to Rochester to visit R. Lee MILLER family and other acquaintances.
Mr. and Mrs. William Miller left Akron early Tuesday morning to drive to Greensburg. It is understood that the Krofts will be buried there, it being their former home. A son, Merle KROFT, was a partner at one time in business with Miller at Akron. He died of influenza and was buried at Greensburg.
The Krofts lived about six miles west of Fulton a number of years ago, both of the parents growing up in this section of the state. Afterwards they moved to Greensburg and about ten years ago established their home in Florida.
They are survived by a daughter, Mrs. Stanley LIVENGOOD of Chicago, a son, Leonard [KROFT] of Kissimee, two sisters Mrs. S. W. WEBSTER of Anderson and Mrs. W. C. MILLER of Akron.

Wednesday August 1, 1934

Triple funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Arthur KROFT and their daughter Miss Mildred KROFT of Vineland, Fla., who met death at a Big Four railroad crossing near Greensburg, Monday night were held this afternoon from the Baptist Church at Greensburg. The Rev. J. F. MITCHELL, pastor of the church officiated. Burial was made in the South Park Cemetery at Greensburg. The three dead people were former residents of this county and were intending to visit with Mr. Kroft's sister, Mrs. William MILLER at Akron and other relatives in Fulton county. The members of the Kroft family had also planned to attend the Century of Progress in Chicago before returning home. At the time they met their death Mr. and Mrs. Kroft and daughter were visiting in Greensburg in which city they had also resided. A number of Fulton county people who are relatives or friends of the Kroft family attended the services today.

Thursday, August 2, 1934

Clyde WISE, 47, former resident of this city passed away Wednesday evening, 7:45 o'clock at the World War Veterans hospital in north Chicago. Death resulted from a complication of diseases after an illness of several years duration. Mr. Wise had been a patient in the Chicago hospital for the past three years.
Clyde, son of John and Amerette WISE, was born at Maxinkuckee, Ind., on November 11th, 1886. When a lad of eight years of age he removed to Rochester with his parents. In the year of 1906 he graduated from the Rochester High School and then entered Purdue University, where he graduated in apharmaceutical course a few years later. During the World War he enlisted in the infantry division and was stationed in army training quarters in Kentucky and Florida for a number of months. In his school and college days Mr. Wise gained considerable publicity through his activities in baseball. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity of Purdue University and also a member of the Rochester Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Fred L. MILLER, of this city, a sister, is the only survivor.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Harold G. TURPIN, will be held at the Foster Funeral home Friday afternoon two o'clock. Interment will be made in Poplar Grove cemetery, near Maxinkuckee.

Friday, August 3, 1934

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Saturday, August 4, 1934

Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church in Mentone Friday afternoon for Kenneth COPLEN, aged 41, farmer of near that city who died in a hospital at Plymouth Wednesday night. Mr. Coplen died from injuries which he received 10 days ago when he fell from a box car of a Nickel Plate railroad freight train while he was bumming a ride from Argos to Mentone with another Mentone young man. The deceased was the son of John and Ida COPLEN. Surviving him are his parents and three brothers. He was born in Indiana Nov. 22, 1893 and lived most of his life in Mentone. Mr. Coplen was a veteran of the World War. The American Legion Post of Mentone was in charge of the services. Burial was made at Mentone. Mr. Coplen was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Mentone.

Monday, August 6, 1934

Sidney K. LEITER, age 75, died Sunday evening at Warren, Ohio. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born at Leiters Ford, Ind., the son of Jacob and Mary LEITER. He was married to Mary OVERMYER, who preceded him in death by several years.
He lived at Leiters Ford for a number of years where he was a well known merchant and farmer.
Survivors are two sons, Will LEITER of Flora, Ind., Clyde LEITER of Gary; four [sic] daughters, Mrs. Ray GEYER of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Neil BOTT of Remington, Ind., Mrs. Lenora SULLIVAN of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Katherine WETSON of Ober, Ind.; two half-sisters, Jane [LEITER] and Mollie LEITER, of Rochester; four half-brothers, W. A. LEITER, Libertyville, Ill., Levi LEITER, Leiters Ford, Eli LEITER, Indianapolis and Ed LEITER, also of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at Kewanna.

Mrs. Salome MYERS, aged 105, the oldest resident of Indiana, died at her home two miles east of Disko in the eastern part of Fulton county at 11:15 o'clock Saturday night. Death was due to leakage of the heart and high blood pressure. The aged lady had been bedfast for the past two weeks.
Mrs. Salome Myers lived with her two daughters, Mrs. Catherine DRUDGE and Mrs. Mary SECOR, in a three room log cabin which had been her home for the past 76 years. She had been in fair health until five weeks ago when she was seized with an ailment which doctors were unable to overcome. For the two weeks preceding her death Mrs. Myers had not taken any nourishment.
Mrs. Myers was born in Eaton, Ohio on October 29, 1828. When she was seven years old her parents, John and Hanna DILLMAN, came in a covered wagon to make their home near Disko. Mrs. Myers despite her age assisted her parents in clearing their farm. Ninety-seven years ago a log cabin was built from trees which were felled on their farm. This cabin was built a short way south of the home in which Mrs. Myers resided at the time she died.
Mrs. Myers received a meager education from her parents and also by attending writing and spelling schools which were in vogue at that time. The schools were taught by itinerant school teachers or curcuit riding ministers.
On September 7, 1854 the deceased was married to Peter MYERS. Four years after their marriage the Myers' built a log cabin which was the home of Mrs. Myers at the time of her death. Mrs. Myers assisted her husband in felling the trees for the cabin and also in hewing the logs from which it was constructed.
Mr. and Mrs. Myers' married life was but for only a nine year period as he was drafted in the Civil War and went to fight for the North in that great conflict. Mr. Myers was killed on a southern battlefield and was buried in the South. Despite the death of her husband Mrs. Myers, who was the mother of four children, two boys and two girls, carried on and worked in the fields and managed her farm while she reared her children.
Mrs. Myers last October 29 was the honored guest at a birthday party which was held in her home by her daughters. They baked a cake for her on which 105 candles were placed. In addition to the members of her family over 500 guests called on Mrs. Myers during the day. The birthday was the first that Mrs. Myers was not able to distinguish her guests either by sight or hearing. Her eyesight had failed her during her 104th year and she was fast losing her sense of hearing.
On her birthdays, Mrs. Myers' daughter stated that each year their mother was visited by a large number of visitors. All of them had remarked to Mrs. Myers' memory and the manner in which she could recall events of an earlier day. On the occasion of her 104th birthday the following story was carried in the News-Sentinel and was an account of Mrs. Myer's life as it was related by her daughters. The story follows:
"She has never known what it was to be ill and require the services of a doctor. So far as she can recall and to the knowledge of her daughters she has never had even a common cold. Until a year ago she helped with work around the home but now that blindness has come, the only thing she does is take care of herself. During the last two weeks scores of persons called to see Mrs. Myers. Many were strangers who had heard of the elderly woman.
" 'One of them said to me recently,' remarked Mrs. Drudge, "You ought to put of a box and charge admission to see this quaint little home and your mother," but I told her we'd never be that little and visitors are always welcome.'
"Mrs. Myers has lost some of the enthusiasm she previously displayed and is contented to sit and dream of other days. She can recall the days when as a little girl and on the same land where she now lives, she and her parents had to spend much of their time watching Indians to see that they did not steal the farm crops.
" 'But,' she says, 'they were for the most part friendly. White folks had to be watched just the same as the Indians or they would have stolen our crops also.
" 'Times have changed. I remember when my father had to ride fifty miles on horseback to have our corn ground. Now they have automobiles going by our farm all the time. Airplanes are a common sight. They travel across the United States in less time than father had to spend going to the grist mills in Fort Wayne and Logansport. Then there were weeks at a time before we ever received any mail. Now the mail man passes our door every day.'
"Mrs. Myers also delights in telling how on winter nights she had to keep a wood fire going all night at times in order to provide her father with burning fagots which he would hurl from he doors and windows to keep wolves away.
" 'Those nights were terrible and fearfully long when the wolves howled as they gathered around our cabin,' she said.
"Mrs. Myers is one of the few persons who have lived to see any of their children celebrate a golden wedding. Her son, E. L. MYERS, and his wife have been married fifty-two years. The fourth child in the family, a son, was killed in a sawmill accident near Plymouth some years ago."
The death of Mrs. Myers marked the passing of the third centenarian who had lived in the eastern part of Fulton county. The first to die was Dr. E. A. CASE, aged 101, who died at his home in Akron two years ago. The second was Mrs. Sarah BARNISEL, aged 103, who died last spring. All of the aged persons had met frequently during their declining years when they talked of events which had happened when they were younger.
Mrs. Myers was a member of the Brethren Church which is located two miles east of her home. She attended church services regularly until her age would not permit of her leaving home. The two daughters and son are the only immediate survivors.
The funeral services will be held from the South Pleasant church eight miles east of Akron at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The services will be in charge of Rev. Hugh MILLER of North Manchester, assisted by Rev. Levi HILL a neighbor. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the South Pleasant Church.
It is expected that the funeral services will be attended by many people as the aged lady has a wide acquaintanceship in this and surrounding counties.

Tuesday, August 7, 1934

The funeral services for the late Mrs. Salome MYERS, aged 105, the oldest resident of Indiana who died at her home near Disko in the eastern part of Fulton County Saturday night were held from the South Pleasant Church eight miles east of Akron at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The services were in charge of Rev. Hugh MILLER of North Manchester who was assisted by the Rev. Levi HILL, a neighbor of Mrs. Myers. Burial was made in the cemetery adjacent to the church. The services were largely attended by relatives and friends of the deceased. A number of newspaper men were present at the funeral as were several news-reel men.
Rev. Miller in his funeral oration reviewed the history-making events which have occurred in the United States since Mrs. Myers was born. He marveled at the fact that she had lived beyond the three score and ten years which the Bible states is allotted to every person.
Mrs. Myers during her lifetime was visited by many persons who came to talk with her in her little three room log cabin which she helped her husband Peter MYERS construct 76 years ago. Mr. Myers was killed in the Civil War less than nine years after he was married.
Despite this handicap, Mrs. Myers carried on and cared for her five children while she also attended to her farm duties. Her daughters oft times assisted her with her farm labors.
Mrs. Myers at the time of her death was the oldest Civil War Veteran widow in the United States the government pension bureau has informed her immediate relatives. Mrs. Myers also was the seventh oldest mother in the United States a survey made by the Woman's Federation of Clubs showed early this year. An Indian mother was the oldest.
Mrs. Myers is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Catherine DRUDGE and Mrs. Mary SECOR, who lived with her, and a son Elijah MYERS, who lives on a farm near Akron; thirteen grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 45 great-great-grandchildren.
A tale often told in the old days in the Myers home has been recalled many times in recent years as Mrs. Myers reached her advanced age. It was first told by Mrs. Myers in her younger days. On the occasion she and a woman companion were in the huckleberry marshes, when they were met by an aged Indian woman, who insisted upon telling their fortunes.
Mrs. Myers refused and the Indian woman in a huff turned away, saying, "You'll live to be a hundred and five." The story told in her younger days was recalled often as Mrs. Myers neared the hundred mark, and whether the Indian woman had any knowledge that others did not have, yet the prediction came true.

Funeral services for Isaac WOLF, 78, of near Tiosa, were conducted in the Delong Methodist Church at ten o'clock Tuesday morning. Rev. M. W. CRIDER officiated and interment was made in I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Mr. Wolf who was 78 years, eight months and 15 days of age had been a resident of Fulton county practically all of his life and had a wide acquaintance of friends in this community.
Isaac, son of Joseph and Catherine WOLF, passed away at his home near Tiosa Sunday, August 5th at three a.m., death resulting from chronic neuphritis after an illness of several years duration. Mr. Wolf's first wife, nee Christina DIEPERT preceded in death in 1917. Survivors are the widow Arzonetta WOLF, a son Elmer WOLF, of Delong; two brothers, Eli WOLF and Henry WOLF, of Delong, and two sisters Mrs. Polly OVERMYER of Marshall, Ill., and Mrs. Ida JACKSON of Logansport.

Wednesday, August 8, 1934

Sanie Lee (GEIGER], three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce GEIGER, who resides three and a half miles northeast of Akron, passed away at Woodlawn hospital, this city Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock. The little child had been brought to this city suffering with a prolonged attack of flu of the bowels. The youngster had been ill four weeks.
Sanie Lee, daughter of Cloyce and Edith GEIGER was born near Akron August 18th, 1931. Survivors are the parents, a sister, aged 6, a baby brother, her grandfather, Ambrose PONTIUS, of Akron and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles GEIGER, of Macy.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Akron Church of God. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, August 9, 1934

While playing on the back porch of his parents' home, 1302 Madison street, this city, Fred Leroy [DENTON], 18-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank DENTON, drank a quantity of kerosene from a can Wednesday morning and a few hours later passed away at Woodlawn Hospital.
The parents, who discovered their child's plight almost immediately after he had drunk the inflammable fluid, summoned a physician and the stricken youngster was rushed to the hospital where physicians worked frantically to save the baby's life. Medical efforts were of little avail, however, and the child passed away at 5:45 o'clock yesterday evening. The Dentons removed from Huntington to Rochester a little over a year ago.
Fred Leroy, son of Frank and Esther (MUNAMAKER) DENTON was born in Huntington, Indiana on March 5th, 1933. The survivors are the parents, three sisters, Frances [DENTON], Josephine [DENTON] and Velma [DENTON] and two brothers Richard [DENTON] and Ralph [DENTON].
Short funeral services will be held at the Denton home at one o'clock Saturday afternoon. The body will then be taken to Huntington where regular services will be held and burial will be made in a cemetery south of that city.

Jess SMITH, aged 54, prominent farmer of the Mt. Zion neighborhood, died at his home five miles southeast of the city at 4 o'clock this morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of two years.
The deceased was born on a farm near Leiters Ford on October 18, 1879. His parents were James and Eliza (BUNN) SMITH. He was married to Harriett McCLURE on March 29, 1900. He had lived in the Mt. Zion neighborhood for the past twenty-six years.
Survivors are the widow, a son, Harold [SMITH], at home, two daughters, Mrs. John ALSPACH, of this city, and Mrs. Lee BECKER, of Athens, two brothers, Frank [SMITH] and James [SMITH] of Laketon. A daughter, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Friday, August 10, 1934

Funeral services for the late Jesse SMITH, who died at his home in the Mt. Zion neighborhood Thursday morning, will be held from the home of his daughter Mrs. John ALSPACH, 121 West Third street, at 2 p.m Saturday. The services will be in charge of Rev. C. S. DAVISSON. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery. The name of Miss Elsie SMITH, of Laketon, a sister, was omitted in the News-Sentinel yesterday as one of Mr. Smith's survivors.

Word has been received here of the death of Bruce V. HILL, 63, of Enid, Okla. Mr. Hill passed away Thursday afternoon. He was an instructor in the Phillips university at Enid and is the brother of Mrs. Oren HENDRICKSON of this city. He had visited Rochester numerous times and was well known here. Mr. HENDRICKSON left late Thursday evening to attend the funeral.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Mary Kathryn HELM WATTLES, aged 68, a former resident of this city, who died at her home in Chicago last Sunday. While in this city Mrs. Wattles was a very prominent worker in the W.B.A. A daughter Mrs. Blanche RICHARDS and a grandson Robert LYON, both of Chicago, survive. Burial was made in Chicago.

Saturday, August 11, 1934

Levi MATHEWS of Kewanna has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Martha M. HEEBER, age 89, who died at her home in Indianapolis yesterday from heat prostration.

Bourbon, Ind., Aug. 11 -- An effort to keep a baby cool resulted in the death of William CHRISTIANSEN, five-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul CHRISTIANSEN, northeast of Bourbon.
The baby had been placed in his basket which was suspended about five feet from the ground by a rope to a tree in the yard. The rope came untied and the mother, upon hearing the crash, ran out to find the basket on the ground with the baby still in it. The baby was rushed to the Plymouth hospital but died in a few hours. The back of his head had been crushed.

Monday, August 13, 1934

Word has been received by Rochester residents apprising them of the death of Cornelius WELCH, of 458 Walnut Ave., Long Beach, Calif. Death, which came upon the former resident of this city, unexpectedly occurred Friday, July 27th. Mr. Welch was 86 years, 10 months and 22 days of age. Prior to his removal to California in the fall of 1905, he had resided in Newcastle township and Rochester for a number of years.
Cornelius Welch was born near Toronto, Canada, September 5th, 1847, the only son of Sarah and James WELCH. At an early age his parents moved to Logansport, Indiana where his father was engaged in the contracting business. Both parents passed away before he was nine, and he went to live with Andrew OLIVER, then residing six miles south of Rochester. Upon reaching manhood he enlisted with the 23rd U. S. Regulars on June 12th, 1867, and was stationed at Fort Boise, Boise, Idaho. At the end of his enlistment he returned to Rochester and on November 12th, 1872 he was united in marriage to Clara WALKER who preceded in death two years ago.
For a number of years Mr. Welch owned a lemon orchard near Glendora. Later he retired from active business and removed to Long Beach. The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite BURNSIDE, of Alameda, Calif., and a son, Marion Percival WELCH, of Lomita, Calif. Four other children preceded in death.
Mr. Welch was laid to rest in the Mausoleum at Englewood, California.

Tuesday, August 14, 1934

Oscar YATES, aged 31, farmer of near Kewanna, died in the St. Joseph's Hospital in Logansport at 8:15 o'clock last night. Death followed an operation for a ruptured appendix which was performed last Friday night.
Mr. Yates was in critical condition when he was admitted to the hospital and failed to rally properly following the operation. A sister, Mrs. Mary Alice Yates, who is a member of a Mishawaka hospital staff served as her brother's special nurse.
The deceased was born near Argos the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver YATES. His wife was Miss Daisy DENNY of Argos. Mr. Yates moved to a farm near Kewanna last spring from South Bend.
Survivors are the widow, son and daughter, both at home, a twin brother, Orville YATES of South Bend and his sister, Miss Mary Alice YATES.
Funeral arrangements were not completed at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

While at play in a watermelon patch near his home Sunday afternoon, Richard [VICE], two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse VICE, of the South Mud Lake neighborhood, ate a quantity of the fruit, wich resulted in his death at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning. A short time after his trip to the melon patch, the youngster was sticken with acute indigestion and the attempts of attending physicians to save his life were futile.
The child who was born in March 1932, is the son of Jesse and Ruth (ALLEN) VICE. Survivors are the parents, two sisters, Opal [VICE] and Mary [VICE], and two brothers, Wallace [VICE] and [Jesse] VICE, Jr., all at home.

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

Wednesday, August 15, 1934

In failing health for about a year, two months of which he was bedfast, James E. CARTER, aged 65, a native of Wayne township and a resident of Kewanna for the past three years, died at the home of his son, Thomas Carter in Kewanna Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Carter had suffered with heart trouble for the past two years. For many years he resided on a farm in Wayne township. When his health became such that he could no longer perform his farm duties he went to the home of his son to reside.
The deceased was born in Wayne township on June 22, 1868 the son of Mr. and Mrs. John CARTER. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Nellie GREER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Emma STEELE, Denver, five sons, John [CARTER], Winamac, Thomas [CARTER], Merle [CARTER], Billie [CARTER] and Fayette [CARTER], all of Kewanna, a brother, William [CARTER], Rochester, two sisters, Mrs. Emma WILSON, Kewanna and Mrs. Essie LAMBORN, Hammond, 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home of Tom Carter at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Thursday, August 16, 1934

Lucerne, Aug. 16. -- Mrs. Arabelle NICKELS, 51, wife of D. W. NICKELS, died at her home two miles west of Lucerne at 10:35 o'clock Tuesday night after a lingering illness.
She is survived by the husband, eleven children Mrs. George BARKMAN, Mrs. Robert HALL of South Bend; Mrs. Janet BIERMAN of Mishawaka; George NICKELS of Plymouth; Mrs. Paul WILLS, Ermal NICKELS of Grass Creek; Maurice [NICKELS], Wiley [NICKELS], Elma [NICKELS], Arabelle [NICKELS] and Fred [NICKELS] at home; three brothers, Fred RUSH of Fairberry, Neb.; William RUSH of Ft. Worth, Tex., Charles RUSH of Ft. Angeles, Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie SCOTT of Danville, Ill.; Mrs. Laura HILKERT of Pulaski; Mrs. John CHARTERS of Rochester.
Funeral services are to be conducted from the First Baptist church at Kewanna Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. COOPER in charge. Interment will take place in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

William H. KANOUSE, aged 78, passed away at his home at 300 Miami street in Argos Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. He had been in ill health for the past few years and was bedfast for two weeks preceding his passing. Death was caused by kidney trouble.
William H. Kanouse was born February 9, 1856 in Henry county, Ohio, the son of John and Margaret KANOUSE. He was one of eight children. When about 30 years of age Mr. Kanouse moved to Argos where he had resided since that time.
On April 29, 1891 he was united in marriage to Emma KENT. For a number of years Mr. Kanouse acted as section foreman on the old Lake Erie railroad.
The deceased was a member of the Argos Christian church. Survivors are the widow, Emma [KANOUSE]; one sister, Mrs. John McCOY of Granger, Ind.; one brother Albert KANOUSE of Galien, Michigan.
The funeral services will be held from the Argos Christian church Sunday at 2:30 with the Rev. A. M. THOMAS in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery near Argos.
The body was taken to the Grossman Chapel. Persons may view the body at the decdeased's home after Friday afternoon until the hour of the service.

Friday, August 17, 1934

Mrs. Emma SRIVER, aged 52, died at her home five miles north of Akron at 4:20 o'clock this morning from paralysis. The deceased had been ill for several years. She suffered the fatal stroke last Tuesday evening since which time she had been in a state of coma.
Mrs. Sriver was born on a farm in Miami county, southwest of Akron on November 2, 1881. Her parents were Casper and Dorothy MERLEY. Her husband is John SRIVER. She has lived in the Akron vicinity all of her life. She moved to the farm where she died seven years ago.
Survivors are the husband, five sons, Estel [SRIVER], North Manchester, Cloyd [SRIVER], South Bend, Harry [SRIVER], Orval [SRIVER] and Garland [SRIVER], all of Akron, a daughter, Nondas [SRIVER] at home, three sisters, Mrs. Louise LANTZ, Akron, Mrs. Nora FENSTERMAKER, Leiters Ford and Mrs. Elizabeth MURPHY, Elkhart, a brother, Frank MERLEY of Akron and three grandchildren. A son, Robert [SRIVER], died in infancy.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Akron Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. C. F. MILLER, pastor of the church in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Dr. William E. KELSEY, prominent doctor and druggist passed away Thursday evening at 11 o'clock at his home in Monterey. Death came in the wake of a stroke of paralysis which was suffered by the physician a month ago. Dr. Kelsey who had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton, Marshall and Pulaski counties had been a resident of Monterey for practically all of his life.
William Edgar (KELSEY], son of William and Sarah Jane KELSEY, was born at Winamac, Ind., on March 1st, 1859 and when but a year of age his parents removed to Monterey where he has since resided. In the year of 1901 he was united in marriage to Claudia MISENER, who preceded in death in the year of 1909. Several years later he married Nora SELG, of Fowler, who survives. Dr. Kelsey early in life engaged in the professions of a physician and pharmacist and continued in the capacities up until his last illness. The deceased also served as postmaster at Monterey for several years.
The survivors are the widow, and a daughter, Miss Nellie [KELSEY] at home; three sons, William Edgar [KELSEY], Jr., of Richmond, Ind.; Walter M. [KELSEY], of Monterey; Donald K. [KELSEY], of Cambridge City, Ind.; two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Emma WENTZEL, of Colorado; Mrs. J. R. SENNETT, of Monterey and a brother, Dr. A. J. KELSEY, of Monterey.

Mrs. Harry ZIMMERMAN, mother of Abe ZIMMERMAN of Peru, owner of the BOSTON STORE here, died at her home at New York City yesterday. Burial was made this morning. Mr. Zimmerman was called to New York several days ago and was at his mother's bedside when she passed away. During the time of the funeral today the Boston Store was closed here.
James O'DONNELL, 48 years old, widely known Logansport business man and owner of the billboards in this city, died unexpectedly at about 2 o'clock Thursday morning in St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport where he had been a patient since August 7 when he suffered a broken arm in an automobile accident.
The attending physician said that death was due to embolism caused by a blood clot in the chest.
His passing came as a distinct shock to his host of friends in Logansport and surrounding community.
The accident which sent Mr. O'Donnell to the hospital happened on state road 30, near Deep River, on the morning of August 7 when he and G. A. SAVARD of this city were returning to Logansport from a business mission in Chicago. The car, driven by Mr. Savard, failed to make a turn in the highway and plunged down a steep embankment, rolling over several times. Mr. Savard escaped with minor injuries and Mr. O'Donnell suffered only an arm fracture in spite of the fact the car was badly wrecked.
Mr. O'Donnell was born in Logansport on February 22, 1886, the son of James and Ella O'DONNELL, and after finishing St. Joseph's parochial school enrolled in Notre Dame University where he studied for two years.
Leaving Notre Dame, Mr. O'Donnell followed in his father's steps in the livery business here and about seventeen years ago embarked in the outdoor advertising business in which he was engaged up to the time of his death.
Of a genial nature, Mr. O'Donnell made friends quickly everywhere he went and was affectionately called Jim by all who knew him. He was a member of Lodge No. 66, B.P.O.E
A son, James [O'DONNELL, Jr.], a student at Indiana University medical school, survives.
The body will be taken to the residence in 921 East Market street Thursday evening and funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Joseph's Catholic church with the Rev. M. J. ATCHINGER officiating. Burial will be made in St. Vincent's cemetery.

Saturday, August 18, 1934

Mrs. Catherine McCARTER, aged 85, one of the pioneer women of Fulton county died at her home 330 West Seventh Street at 6:20 p.m. Friday. Death was due to injuries which she received in a fall three weeks ago in which she fractured a hip.
Mrs. McCarter was born in Fairfield County, Ohio on March 4, 1849 and came to this county with her parents, David and Margaret HAIMBAUGH, when she was twelve years of age.
The deceased was married to William R. McCARTER in a ceremony which was performed in this city on December 8, 1867. Mr. and Mrs. McCarter lived on a farm three miles northeast of Rochester on the Talma road for many years.
Mrs. McCarter following the death of her husband continued to reside on the farm until 10 years ago when she moved to this city. She was a very active member of the Methodist Church and the Women's Relief Corps.
Survivors are a son, Frank R. McCARTER, vice-president of the FIRST NATIONAL BANK of this city, a daughter, Mrs. Harley BARKMAN of this city, a sister Mrs. Arthur LYNCH, of Chicago and five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. McCarter at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Friends may view Mrs. McCarter's body at her home between the hours of 2 and 5 Sunday afternoon.

T. J. GAUMER has been called to Mt. Vernon, Ohio because of the death of his brother Lewis GAUMER who died yesterday. Mr. Gaumer died from injuries which he received several weeks ago when he fell from a cherry tree. As a result of the fall Mr. Gaumer broke his back.

Simon A. BROWN, aged 68, a resident of the Akron community all of his life, died at the Woodlawn Hospital at 5:30 o'clock Friday evening. He had been ill for three weeks with a complication of diseases. Mr. Brown had been taken to the hospital Tuesday evening for observation. The deceased was a carpenter. A daughter, Mrs. Edith STITSWORTH of Michigan City survives. The funeral services will be held from the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Friends in this city received word today of the death of Mrs. Belle HATHAWAY, aged 75, wife of Dr. Miles HATHAWAY, dentist of Peru, which occurred at her home in Peru yesterday. Mrs. Hathaway was well known here because of her frequent visits with her sister, the late Mrs. B. F. KRATZER.

Monday, August 20, 1934

Mrs. Elzira HOOVER, a pioneer resident of Akron, passed away Sunday evening at 6:45 o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. Irwin Swigart who resides five miles southwest of Akron. Death resulted from nephritis following an illness of six weeks' duration.
Mrs. Hoover, who was the widow of a Civil War veteran had been a resident of Fulton county for more than three score years and had a host of friends throughout the east section of the county.
Elzira, daughter of James and Catherine [TRACY], was born in Eaton, Ohio, on January 7th, 1847 and when but four years of age she removed with her parents to Miami county, Ind. On March 27th, 1867 she was united in marriage to Joseph HOOVER, the ceremony being performed at Macy, Ind. A few years after her marriage she and her husband removed to Henry township, Fulton county. Mr. Hoover preceded in death five years ago. Mrs. Hoover was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Irwin SWIGART, of near Akron, three sons, Charles HOOVER, of Kokomo, Ind.; Otto HOOVER, of Elkhart, Ind., and Albert HOOVER, of Portland, Ore., and a brother Noah TRACY, of Macy, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Alvah BARR, of Gilead, will be held at the home of Mrs. Irwin Swigart on Tuesday afternoon two o'clock. Interment will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Grant HATCH, aged 66, a former resident of the Macy community, died in a hospital at Whiting at noon Sunday. The deceased, who made his home with his daughter Mrs. Ernest DATER of Whiting, had been ill for sometime but was seriously ill only two days.
The deceased was born at Macy the son of the late Lyman and Rebecca HATCH. He was married to Miss Lillian BABCOCK of the Green Oak neighborhood 47 years ago. He had been employed by the Standard Oil Company at Whiting for a number of years but had been placed on the retired list. Mr. Hatch was a member of the Christian Church at Whiting.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Vincent JAMES, Mrs. Ernest DATER and Miss Mildred HATCH of Whiting; two sons, Russell [HATCH] and Lyman [HATCH], both of Whiting, a brother, Harry HATCH of Macy and a sister, Mrs. Willish ENGLISH of Macy.
A short funeral service will be held in Whiting Wednesday morning after which the body will be taken to Macy where services will be held from the Christian Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. E. McLAUGHLIN of Macy will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.

James Alfred SPARKS, aged 45, farmer living five miles southeast of Fulton, committed suicide at 8 o'clock Sunday evening by shooting himself through the heart with a shotgun. Sparks died instantly.
Mr. Sparks had been in ill health for the past six months. It is believed that brooding over his physical condition caused him to end his life. The tragedy took place at the Sparks home.
The deceased was born on a farm near New Waverly on August 24, 1888. He was a son of Newton and Mary SPARKS. On September 16, 1916 in a ceremony which was performed at Logansport he was married to Miss Bertha BINGMAN. He had followed the occupation of farming all of his life. He had lived on farms in the Fulton community.
Survivors are the widow, two sons, Clyde [SPARKS] and Junior [SPARKS], both at home, a sister, Mrs. Mae JOHNSON, Walton, father, stepmother, two half-brothers and two half-sisters.
The funeral services will be held from the Ditmire Funeral Home at Fulton at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Logansport.

Tuesday, August 21, 1934

Mrs. Lester DISHER, 77, well-known resident of Bourbon, died in the Marshall County Hospital in Plymouth at 1:45 o'clock Monday afternoon of burns received about 6 o'clock that morning. Mrs. Disher was fatally burned when her apron caught fire as she worked around a gasoline stove, preparing to do her laundry. She suffered severe burns on the upper part of her body and especially on her neck.
The accident occurred in Mrs. Disher's home on Road 30, one block east of the stop light in Bourbon, where Mrs. Disher has lived alone since the death of her husband about a year ago.
When she noticed her apron ablaze Mrs. Disher attempted to jerk it from her. Failing, she dashed out the door onto the front porch of her home. Four men, enroute east on Road 30, saw the woman run from the house, and leaped to her assistance.
One report stated that one of the men pulled off his coat as he ran and used it in an attempt to smother the flames while another man seized a rug from the floor. Another report stated the men seized rugs from the floor and wrapped around Mrs. Disher, smothering the flames.
In a few moments a crowd had gathered and Mrs. Disher was rushed to a physician's office and later was taken to the Marshall County Hospital in an ambulance. The four men climbed into the car again and drove away. In the excitement none of the crowd had secured any of their names, it was reported.

Wednesday, August 22, 1934

Dr. Byron F. DAWSON, aged 76, a former resident of this city died in Los Angeles, Cal., late Tuesday, his brother George V. DAWSON of this city was informed in a telegram which he received late yesterday. Death was due to complications. He had been in ill health for sometime.
Dr. Dawson was born in this city on September 1, 1857. He was the son of Jonathan and Isabelle V. (KING) DAWSON. He graduated from the Rochester High School and from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan in 1879.
Dr. Dawson then re-entered the University of Michigan where he received his degree in medicine in 1882. He later took a postgraduate course in medicine and surgery in the Philadelphia College of Medicine in 1899.
Dr. Dawson was employed in the drug store here which was operated by his father and also practiced medicine in this city. In 1893 he moved to California where he has since resided except for short periods of time when he visited in this city. At the time of his death he was living in Los Angeles, Cal.
The deceased was married to Belle A. BARNETT in 1879. She preceded him in death in 1892. In 1930 Dr. Dawson was married to Hattie SMITH. She survives as does a son Jay P. DAWSON, Riverside, Cal., and the brother George DAWSON.
Burial will probably be made at Los Angeles although no definite word has been received here.

Mrs. Matilda WALTERS, aged 82, a former resident of this city and also of Plymouth died Tuesday at the home of her son J. W. WALTERS, who resides in Edison Road, South Bend. Death was due to complications. The deceased was born in Kentucky on May 23, 1852 and was the daughter of Joseph and David [?] VanLUE. Her husband William WALTERS died 19 years ago. Survivors are the son at whose home she died and stepson Monroe WALTERS of Chicago. The funeral services will be held from the home of J. W. Walters in South Bend at 1:30 p.m. (standard time) Thursday. Burial will be made in the Highland Cemetery in South Bend.

Thursday, August 23, 1934

Mrs. Lydia BIDDINGER, aged 89, a pioneer resident of Fulton county, died at her home five miles north of Rochester on Road 31 Wednesday evening at 7:40 o'clock. Death followed an illness of several months from complications incident in old age.
The deceased was born in Seneca county, Ohio on February 26, 1845 and was brought to this county by her parents, John and Sarah LEITER when she was six months of age. Her parents settled on a farm near Leiters Ford. She was one of ten children born to Mr. and Mrs. Leiter.
Mr. Leiter built a ford in the river near his farm so that people could cross the Tippecanoe river. Because of the ford in the river which he built, Leiters Ford derived its name.
Mrs. Biddinger has resided in Fulton county since the time she was brought here by her parents. She was married to William BIDDINGER on April 13, 1873. He preceded her in death on August 22, 1926. Mrs. Biddinger was a member of the Methodist Church at Richland Center.
Survivors are three sons, Err BIDDINGER, farmer of Richland township, Frank BIDDINGER, Gas City and Harry BIDDINGER, of Billings, Mont., two daughters, Mrs. Minnie SLONAKER, Argos and Mrs. Etta KICKERT of Richland Center and a number of grandchildren. She is the last member of her immediate family. William LEITER, deceased of this city, was a brother.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Richland Center at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The services will be in charge of Rev. S. L. SHURTE, pastor of the church. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Friday, August 24, 1934 and Saturday, August 25, 1934

[no obits]

Monday, August 27, 1934

Friends in this city today received word of the death of Perry RITCHEY, aged 63, a former resident of this city who was the victim of a heart attack while hunting on a reservation near his home in San Diego, Cal. The body was found last Monday evening.
Mr. Ritchey came to this city a number of years ago from Chicago. He engaged in the plumbing business here with Charles ROBBINS. Later the two men entered in the automobile business and operated an agency here under the name of RITCHIE and ROBBINS.
About twelve years ago Mr. Ritchey left this city going to Emporia, Kans., where he conducted a garage and auto salesroom. Later he moved to San Diego, Cal., where he engaged in the real estate business. He is survived by his wife and a sister. Burial was made in San Diego.
Following is an account of the death of Mr. Ritchey which was taken from the San Diego (Cal.) Union of Tuesday morning, August 21:
"Body of Perry A. RITCHEY, 63, 8444 Bermuda St., who disappeared Sunday while on a deer hunting trip near Barrett Reservoir, was found yesterday afternoon by five CCC men and J. L. BOATWRIGHT, foreman of the CCC camp. Apparently the victim of heart disease, Ritchey's body was found in a rocky area about 300 feet above the level of the lake.
"Body MORAN, deputy sheriff, late last night reported that Ritchey apparently had walked 18 miles after leaving his two hunting companions, J. H. CUSTER, 1712 Peseadero ave., and G. A. AULT, 101 South Twenty-ninth st. Officers express the belief the victim became exhausted and lay down. His hat covered his face and his shoes had been removed.
"Officers of the CCC camp Sunday afternoon sent 32 men to assist in the hunt. Early yesterday morning 70 more men were detailed. In groups of five to eight, the men searched the thickly matted area surrounding the lake.
"Deputy Sheriffs Carl KLINDT, W. D. GARDNER, Earl RILEY and Morgan assisted in the hunt. Deputies praised the CCC camp men for the cooperation shown in the search.
"The body was sent to Merkley's mortuary. Deputy Coroner HEBERT said no inquest would be held."

Two residents of Union township and a former resident of that community passed away over the week-end. Those to succumb were Mrs. Sarah BERRYMAN and Mrs. Eli HENDERSON of near Kewanna and Mrs. Margaret HENDRICKS of Mexico, Ind., formerly of Kewanna.
Mrs. Sarah BERRYMAN, passed away Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, at her farm home three and a half miles northeast of Kewanna, death resulting from complications after an illness of two months duration. Mrs. Berryman had been a resident of Union township since the year of 1912.

Mrs. Berryman was born in Kentucky on December 27, 1860. She was married in the year of 1879 to Dilliard BERRYMAN. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ida ADAMS, of Rochester, Mrs. E. R. BUSH, of Winchester, Ky., two sons, Bert BERRYMAN of Kewanna, A. S. BERRYMAN of Shelbyville, Ky., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the [Moon] cemetery with the Rev. E. B. DeVAULT officiating.

Following an illness from complications, which extended over a long period of years, Mrs. Eli HENDERSON succumbed Saturday evening at 4:15 p.m. at her residence three miles north of Kewanna. Mrs. Henderson who was 82 years of age, had been a resident of that community throughout all of her life. She had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of Fulton county.
The survivors are, two sons, Earl HENDERSON, of Kewanna, and Bert HENDERSON, of Rochester, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary HUDKINS of East Jordan, Michigan.
Funeral rites were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the [Harrison] Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. H. F. BULGER in charge. Interment was made in the Shaffer cemetery.

A pioneer resident of Kewanna, Mrs. Margaret HENDRICKS, passed away Sunday evening at 10 p.m. at the home of her son, William, in Mexico, Ind. Death resulted from a complication of diseases inherent with advanced years.
Mr. Hendricks, who was 84 years of age, had resided all of her life in the vicinity of Kewanna up until three years ago when she removed to Mexico to make her home with her son. The deceased was a member of the Brethren church, [and] had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the vicinity of Kewanna.
Survivors are three sons, William HENDRICKS, of Mexico, Ind., George HENDRICKS, of Belton, Ill., and Frank HENDRICKS, of Brude Lake Station.
Funeral services will be held at the Community church, Bruce Lake Station on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Tuesday, August 28, 1934

Grass Creek, Ind., Aug. 28. -- Funeral services for William H. KISTLER, 66, who passed away Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Otto APPLEGATE after an illness of several weeks will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Royal Center Evangelical church. The services will be in charge of Rev. HOLLINGSWORTH.
Mr. Kistler had been a resident of Boone township until two years ago when he went to Grass Creek.
Surviving are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Wilbur WILLIAMS of Idaville and Mrs. APPLEGATE, two sons, Elvin [KISTLER], of Royal Center and Harrison [KISTLER] of near Lake Cicott, one sister, Mrs. Cordella WALTER of Royal Center and sixteen grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 29, 1934

Funeral services were held today at Mentone for Richard [TINKEY], five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence TINKEY, who reside on a farm east of Mentone. The lad was killed Monday afternoon when a truck driven by the lad's father ran over the youngster crushing him to death.

Thursday, Augjust 30, 1934

[no obits]

Friday, August 31, 1934

Levi S. DULMATCH, aged 67, a rural route carrier from the Rochester postoffice for over thirty years, died at 8:30 o'clock Thursday evening at his home 1231 South Monroe Street. Death was due to heart trouble and other complications. He had been in ill health for over two years and bedfast for two weeks.
Mr. Dulmatch was born in Miami county on September 1, 1866. His parents, John and Susan DULMATCH, moved to this county when he was six years of age settling on a farm two miles southwest (southeast?] of the city on the Wabash road. The deceased had never been married.
Mr. Dulmatch was first appointed to the postal service on Octoer 1, 1900 and served until December 30, 1901. At that time he carried mail on R.R. 2 which was in the Mt. Zion neighborhood. On November 15, 1902 Mr. Dulmatch re-entered the postal service and served until he was retired on September 30, 1931.
During the latter term of his service as a rural route carrier Mr. Dulmatch was a carrier on R.R. 4 which covered the territory west of Rochester through the Burton neighborhood to Leiters Ford.
At the time Mr. Dulmatch was retired after serving 30 years and one month he received a letter from Walter F. BROWN, postmaster general, at that time congratulating him on his long and creditable record as a rural route carrier and also on his loyal and efficient service. This letter Mr. Dulmatch prized very highly and had placed it with his record in the safe at the postoffice.
Mr. Dulmatch was a member of the subordinate and encampment branches of the Odd Fellows lodge and the Knights of Pythias lodge. His nieces, Mrs. Elma BOGGESS, has been his housekeepeer for many years. Two brothers, John [DULMATCH] of Logansport, and Emory [DULMATCH] of South Bend survive.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The Odd Fellows lodge will be in charge of the services. The funeral for Mr. Dulmatch will be held on what would have been his sixty-eighth birthday.

Relatives here have received word of the death of LeRoy Dale (PERSONETTE), aged seven, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. PERSONETTE, who died in a hospital at Kennewick, Wash., following an operation for the removal of his tonsils. The Personette family formerly lived in the Richland Center neighborhood and went to the State of Washington about a year ago.

Garfield NEWELL, Liberty township farmer who is a republican candidate for county commissioner has been called to Delphi because of the death of his father. Funeral services for Mr. Newell will be held at Delphi tomorrow.

Winamac, Ind., Aug. 31. -- Thomas Edward FITE, 69, associated with his brother, Harry, in the jewelry business here since 1901, when he came to Winamac from Miami county, died unexpectedly this morning at 5 o'clock from a heart attack. He had been ill and under a doctor's care, however, since last July. The deceased was an Odd Fellow and member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving are the widow Harriett KILE FITE, whom he married in 1887; eight children, Dwight [FITE] and Garland FITE and Mrs. Lora COLE of Winamac, Mrs. Geneva HOULTON of Logansport, Kenneth [FITE] of South Bend, Glen [FITE] of Calumet City, Attlee [FITE] of Mason, Ia., and Vera FITE of Duquoin, Ill.; two brothers, Clayton [FITE] of California and Harry [FITE], and two sisters, Mrs. Cora WILDMAN and Mrs. Bertha BOWMAN, both of Deedsville.

Saturday, September 1, 1934

Mrs. Margaret Virginia WALL, 82, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles COOPER, who resides on South street in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Death was due to hardening of the arteries and followed a long illness. For the past two years Mrs. Wall has been an invalid.
The deceased was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, on March 25, 1852. She has resided in Argos since 1914, moving there from Fort Wayne.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. COOPER and son Louis WALL, who resides in California, and a brother, Rev. James DOOLITTLE, of Dayton, O. The body was taken to the Grossman chapel in Argos Friday and was returned to the home of Mrs. Cooper this afternoon.
The funeral services will be held from the Cooper residence at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The services will be in charge of the deceased's brother, Rev. Doolittle assisted by Rev. R. O. KIMBERLINE, pastor of the Methodist church of Argos. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Mary Elizabeth [FLOOR], six weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo FLOOR of Akron, died at 8:45 o'clock this morning. Death was due to erysipelas and followed an illness of three weeks. Survivors are the parents, and a brother at home. The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Monday, September 3, 1934

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 4, 1934

Charles V. JONES, aged 64, a veteran of the Spanish-Emerican war and former resident of this city died at his home, 5512 Beal Avenue, Hammond at 4 p.m. Monday, relatives in this city were informed. The deceased was born in this city and lived here until a few years ago when he moved to Hammond. He served with a company of volunteers which was recruited here at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war. Survivors are the widow, three brothers, Fred [JONES], Edd [JONES] and Perry [JONES] of this city and two sisters, Mrs. William TIMBROOK of Michigan City and Mrs. Blanch HARTMAN of this city. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the home of Fred Jones, 1307 Madison street. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Ellen ZARTMAN, aged 85, who has been a resident of Fulton county since 1886, died Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James CHARTERS who resides on R.R. 4, four miles southeast of the city. Death was due to a heart attack which she suffered an hour previous to her death.
Mrs. Zartman was born on December 28, 1848 near Bloomingsport, Ind. Her parents were Peter and Adaline (STETSON) BROKAW. Her parents moved to Miami county when she was ten years of age. She has lived in Miami and Fulton counties since that time.
The deceased was married to Adam ZARTMAN on January 19, 1872 in a ceremony which was performed at Macy. Mr. Zartman died nine years ago. Mrs. Zartman was a member of the Lutheran Church at Macy.
Survivors are two sons, Cora ZARTMAN of this city and Harry ZARTMAN of Warsaw, three daughters Mrs. CHARTERS, Mrs. Minnie CONGER of South Bend and Mrs. Effie CONGER of Milwaukee, Wis., a sister Mrs. S. A. MADARY of Fulton, 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Ernest [ZARTMAN] and August [ZARTMAN] preceded her in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home on South Main street at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning with the Rev. W. E. SCHROER of the Rochester Lutheran Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Mrs. Alice M. WELTON, aged 76, died Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the home of her son Wilbur Shireman three miles east of Akron. Death was due to paralysis and followed a week's illness.
The deceased was born near this city on March 27, 1858 the daughter of Harley and Halley PARKER. Fifty-three years ago she was married to Harvey SHIREMAN who preceded her in death. In 1913 she was married to Marion WELTON who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Welton was a member of the Baptist Church and the Rebekah lodge. The only survivor is a son Wilbur SHIREMAN.
The funeral services will be held from the home of Mr. Shireman at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Kewanna, Ind., Sept. 4. -- Mrs. O. E. COOK, 82, life long resident of Union township, died at her home here at 9:40 o'clock Sunday night.
Mrs. Cook had been seriously ill from carcinoma for the past three months. She was the daughter of Thomas and Agnes WILSON and was born in this county on Oct. 12, 1852. Mrs. Cook ws a member of the Kewanna Methodist Church.
Surviving are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Nettie HINES of South Bend and Mrs. Mable COSTELLO of Kewanna, and three sons, Hugh [COOK] of Chicago, Elmer [COOK] of South Bend and Charles [COOK] of Wisconsin.
Funeral rites are to be held Wednesday afternoon at the Kewanna Methodist church, Rev. O. R. MASON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, September 5, 1934

Mrs. Jesse FOOR, aged 39, former resident of this city, died at her home in Kingsbury, south of LaPorte, Sunday evening. Death was due to a heart attack. Her maiden name was Ivy NYE. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. John NYE of this city. The funeral services were held at Kingsbury this afternoon followed by burial there. Several relatives from this city attended the services.

A pioneer resident of the Macy community, David Valentine AGLE, 72, passed away at his farm home a quarter mile west of Macy at 7:30 Wednesday morning. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of over two years duration. Mr. Agle had been bedfast for the past few weeks. Prior to his last illness he followed the occupation of farming and had a wide host of friends throughout Fulton and Miami counties.
David Valentine, son of Jacob and Rachael AGLE, was born on a farm at Five Corners in the year of 1862. Thirty-two years ago he was united in marriage to Estella ROBINSON. The deceased was a member of the Macy Methodist Church. Survivors are the widow, a son Truman AGLE, two sisters, Mrs. Etta WISE of Center Chapel, Ind., Mrs. Ann PENCE, of Erie, Ind., and a brother, Frank AGLE.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Ernest LUTES will be held at the Macy Methodist Church Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Thursday, September 6, 1934

Harry G. JENKINS, aged 67, who was better known by his many friends as "Pop" JENKINS, died at his home on the south shore of Lake Bruce at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday morning following a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past year.
Mr. Jenkins was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 3, 1867. He learned the trade of glass making in Pittsburgh. Later he moved to Kokomo where he became interested in a glass factory.
Fifteen years ago, Mr. Jenkins retired from active business and built his home at Lake Bruce where he followed the occupation of farming. He was a charter member of the Eagles Lodge at Kokomo.
Survivors are the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Frank ANLEITER, Miss Elizabeth JENKINS, Mrs. Earl MINNICK and Mrs. Dewey EGGINSON, all of Kokomo, and a son, Tom JENKINS at home and a grandchild. A son, Paul JENKINS, was killed while serving overseas in the World War.
The body will be taken to the Jenkins family home at 1235 South Main Street, Kokomo, this evening where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral Saturday afternoon.
Burial will be made in the Crown Point Cemetery at Kokomo. The Eagles Lodge will be in charge of the services.

Friday, September 7, 1934

Dr. J. M. AMISS, aged 82, of Silver Lake, died at his home yesterday after an illness of five months. Dr. Amiss was well known in the eastern section of Fulton county where he had a number of patients. The widow and a sister survive.
William METZGER, aged 79, who has been a resident of Union township since he was a boy died at his farm home two and one-half miles east of Kewanna, at 10:30 o'clock Thursday evening. Death was due to diseases incident to old age. Mr. Metzger had been in ill health for the past three years and seriously ill two weeks.
The deceased was born in Ohio on December 11, 1854. His parents were John and Margaret METZGER. He had followed the occupation of farming during his entire lifetime.
Mr. Metzger was married to Addie WILKINSON on March 4, 1887 in a ceremony which was performed at Warsaw. Mrs. Metzger died a year ago. Mr. Metzger was a member of the United Brethren Church of this city.
Survivors are three sons, Grover [METZGER], South Bend; William [METZGER[, Manhattan, Kansas and David [METZGER] of Kewanna, four daughters, Miss Ruth METZGER, South Bend; Mrs. Anna METZ, Winamac; Mrs. Bertha URBIN and Mrs. Belle WOODS both of Kewanna, three brothers, David METZGER, Kewanna; Jacob METZGER, South Bend and John METZGER of Jasper, Alabama and 12 grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church in Kewanna, at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. L. J. HOOPER pastor of the church will be in charge assisted by Rev. Loren J. STINE pastor of the United Brethren Church of this city. The place of burial had not been determined as the News-Sentinel went to press.

Saturday, September 8, 1934

Funeral services were held from the St. Ann Catholic Church at Monterey at 9 o'clock this morning for Miss Anna GREINER, aged 60, of Canton, Ill., a former resident of the Monterey community. Death, due to heart trouble occurred at Fort Worth, Texas several days ago. The body accompanied by a brother Frank GREINER of Fort Worth, Texas, arrived in Winamac Friday afternoon and was then taken to the Lukenbill Chapel at Leiters Ford until the hour of funeral services. Miss Greiner was a member of the St. Ann Catholic church at Monterey. Survivors other than the brother are two sisters, Mary [GREINER] and Josephine GREINER of Canton, Ill., and a niece, Mrs. William DECKER, Monterey. The Greiner family were prominent residents of the Monterey community thirty years ago.

Mrs. Caroline ARVEN, aged 79, who has been a resident of Rochester township for over 50 years, died at her home 624 East Fourteenth street at 4:10 p.m. Friday after an illness of fifteen months due to paralysis.
Mrs. Arven was born in Clinton county near Michigantown on September 30, 1854. She was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth BERRY. She was married to Martin ARVEN in a ceremony which was preformed at New London in Howard county.
Mr. and Mrs. Arven came to Fulton county from Logansport fifty years ago settling on a farm in the Antioch neighborhood southwest of the city. Twenty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Arven moved to this city. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren Church.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Meta CONRAD, Fulton; Mrs. Ida GIBSON who resides on a farm north of th city; Mrs. Ethel WILSON and Mrs. Edith DAY, both of South Bend; two sons Orville ARVEN, Fulton, and Elmer ARVEN, Rochester; two brothers, M. W. BERRY, Marion, and Melvin BERRY, South Bend, and a number of grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Loren STINE in charge. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery west of the city.
Mrs. Hannah TOWNSEND, aged 70, died at her home one and one-half miles northwest of Akron at 7:30 o'clock Friday evening from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered eight weeks ago. The deceased had been in ill health for the past two years.
Mrs. Townsend was born at Centerville, Ind., on April 27, 1864, the daughter of William and Rachel LUNDY. Following her marriage thirty-nine years ago at Centerville to Lawson E. TOWNSEND the couple moved to the Akron community to reside. Mrs. Townsend was a member of the Christian Church at Akron.
Survivors are the husband, a step-son Fred TOWNSEND, Akron, a step-daughter, Mrs. Anna PAXTON, Free Soil, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Nellie METZGER, Lountsville.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian Church at Akron at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. Amanda REINHOLT HASCHEL, aged 62, wife of Daniel HASCHEL, prominent lumberman and business man of Monterey, died in the Mayo Brothers Hospital at Rochester, Minn., at 7:30 a.m. Friday. Death followed an operation performed two weeks ago. The deceased had been in ill health for several years.
The deceased was born in Pulaski county and had lived there all of her life. She was the daughter of Ferdinand and Emma REINHOLT. Mrs. Haschel was very prominent in social and civic affairs at Monterey. She was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Ladies Aid Society of that denomination.
Survivors are the husband, four daughters, Mrs. Roy KELLER, Monterey; Mrs. Earl HICKENS, Culver; Mrs. Fred OVERMYER and Mrs. Perry OVERMYER, both of Chicago; three brothers, Henry REINHOLT, Monterey; Edward REINHOLT, Culver and Harry REINHOLT of Knox and three sisters, Mrs. Josie MILLER, Culver; Mrs. Mamie ROMAIN and Mrs. Minnie ENGLE, Monterey.
The body arrived in Monterey at 11 o'clock this morning from Rochester, Minn. The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Monday, September 10, 1934

L. P. JEFFERIES, aged 72, who had been a funeral director at Mentone for many years, died at his home there last night. He had been ill for several years. The funeral will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon. Val Zimmerman will be one of the pall bearers.

Mrs. Ella Mae LEEDY, aged 47, wife of Ezra LEEDY, well known Richland township farmer, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at her home near Tiosa. Death was due to paralysis and followed an illness of eight weeks.
Mrs. Leedy was a life long resident of Fulton county. She was born in Richland township on June 18, 1887, the daughter of W. L. and Arsada ROGERS. On January 1, 1911 she was married to Ezra Leedy. She was a member of the Tiosa Christian Church.
Survivors are the husband, parents, four sisters, Mrs. Nellie HAWKS, Mrs. Ollie TOWNS, Mrs. Ethel NELLANS and Mrs. Grethel MOW, all of whom reside in this county, and a granddaughter, Patsy HARBAUGH of South Bend. A daughter, Mrs. Evadean HARBAUGH, and a sister, Mrs. Hattie KANOUSE, preceded her in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Richland Center Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian Church in charge, assisted by Rev. R. L. SHURTE of the Richland Center M.E. Church. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.

Tuesday, September 11, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur BEATTIE have received word of the death of their daughter, Mrs. [Homer] O. [Ida Pearl] PENCE, aged 48, who died at her home in San Luis Obispo, Cal., Sunday evening following a major operation.
Mrs. Pence was [Ida Pearl BEATTIE] a former resident of Fulton county. She moved to California to reside ten years ago. She was born in Wayne township on August 11, 1886 and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors are the husband [Homer O. PENCE], five children, five grandchildren, parents, three sisters, Mrs. Shirley BLAKE, South Bend, Mrs. Paul TURNER, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Charles RAYMER of this city, and two brothers, Harry BEATTIE of Indianapolis and Don BEATTIE of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church at San Luis Obispo. Burial will be made in that city.

Miss Pauline Marie SWOPE, age 22, of Akron, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning in the Woodlawn Hospital after an illness of one week due to pneumonia. She was taken to Woodlawn hospital Saturday evening.
Miss Swope died on what had been set as her wedding day. She was to have married Omer BROWN, son of Mrs. Walter BROWN who resides on a farm near Lake Nyona. The young people had purchased their furniture and were to have lived in Macy.
The deceased was born near Gilead on August 6, 1912. Her parents were Charles and Myrtle SWOPE who reside on a farm three miles southwest of Akron. She had lived her entire lifetime in the Gilead and Akron community. Miss Swope was a member of the Methodist Church at Pleasant Hill.
Survivors are the parents, two brothers, George [SWOPE] and Clarence [SWOPE], and a sister, Rosanna [SWOPE], all at home, and grandfathers Henry SWOPE of near Macy, and John BAYLESS of Roann.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Martha DAVIS, aged 76, was found dead this morning on the floor of her home in Akron by Judd CURTIS, a resident of Akron who had gone to the Davis home on a business mission. Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN was called and is conducting an investigation of the death. It is believed the death was caused by a heart attack. The deceased had lived near Akron most of her life. Her husband was William DAVIS, who preceded her in death. A son survives. Little could be learned about Mrs. Davis until the arrival of her son who resides in a western city.

Wednesday, September 12, 1934

Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN after conducting an inquest held late Tuesday that Mrs. Martha Jane DAVIS, aged 76, died of a heart attack, at her home in East Rochester Street in Akron.
Mrs. Davis lived alone at Akron. Her lifeless body was found lying on the floor of her home by Judd CURTIS a neighbor who went to call on the aged lady.

The deceased was born on December 24, 1857 near Denver, Ind. Her parents were Harrison and Elizabeth (BROWER) GRIMES. Mrs. Davis had lived in Akron for thirty years, moving there from Peru.
In 1874 the deceased was married to William H. DAVIS, a resident of the Akron community. He died twenty-five years ago. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Methodist Church at Akron.
Survivors are a son, Charles DAVIS, and five grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements will not be made until word from relatives is received.

The funeral services for Miss Pauline SWOPE, aged 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles SWOPE, who reside on a farm three miles southwest of Akron will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the Pleasant Hill Church, five miles southwest of Akron. The services will be in charge of Rev. Thomas GOLDEN, pastor of the Baptist Church at Chili. Burial will be made in the Macy Cemetery. Miss Swope died in the Woodlawn Hospital here yesterday after a week's illness due to pneumonia. She died on what was to have been the day of her marriage to Omar BROWN a resident of Macy.

Thursday, September 13, 1934

Lucerne, Ind., Sept. 13. -- Ill for only a week following a stroke of paralysis, Mrs. Estella JOYCE, 53 years old, wife of Thomas JOYCE, a farmer residing northeast of Lucerne in Bethlehem township, died at her home Wednesday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held from St. Elizabeth's Catholic church at Lucerne Saturday morning at 9 o'clock with Father SEEBERGER officiating.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mary [JOYCE], at home, and Mrs. Blanche JAMES of Logansport; her mother, Mrs. Mary MOHLER, who lives at the Joyce home; a brother, Charles MARTIN of Peru; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie BIBLER of Peru, Mrs. Pearl CORNELL of Fulton, Mrs. Cora FRIEND of Glennie, Mich., and Mrs. Lena MINTON, residing in Iowa, and four grandchildren.

Winamac, Ind., Sept. 13. -- The hand of death reached into the thin ranks of Pulaski county's Civil war veterans Wednesday and claimed Judge George BURSON, 97, a local retired barrister.
He lost his life in a battle against complications developing from a dislocated hip sustained one week ago when he fell at his home here.
Judge Burson, who rose to the rank of major during the Civil war, served on the Pulaski-Starke circuit court bench for twelve years. He retired from the practice of law ten years ago after a long and distingished service.
Born in Elkton, Ohio, on February 24, 1837 he came to Winamac as a young man and was married to Melinda LAWERY in 1860. She passed away in 1908.
At the outbreak of the civil war he became a member of the Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, organized at Logansport.
On October 4, 1861 he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant and May 29, 1862 became a captain. Later he was awarded the rank of major for distinguished service and assigned to Arkansas troops, serving until near the end of the war when illness forced him to leave the ranks.
In addition to his services on the local court bench he was a member of the state legislature from 1875 to 1877.

Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Stella MOREHART, and son, George L. BURSON, who have resided with their father in the Burson homestead here for several years.
Funeral rites will probably be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the home with burial in the Winamac cemetery.

Friday, September 24, 1934

Mrs. Erbert PFEFFERS, aged 47, a former resident of the Fulton community, died at her home, 454 Fifth Street, Peru, at 2 o'clock this morning after an illness with cancer which dated from October 1, 1933.
The deceased was born near Fulton on September 12, 1887, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert MOORE. Her parents died when she was very young and she was then adopted by Mr. and Mrs. William SHELTON.
Mrs. Pfeffers spent her girlhood in Liberty township. Mr. and Mrs. Pfeffers at one time lived on the Ed Hagan farm south of the city. They have lived in Peru for about ten years. Mrs. Pfeffers was a member of the Methodist church at Peru.
Survivors are her husband, three children, Mrs. Thelma JONES, Carmen PFEFFERS and Robbie PFEFFERS, all of Peru, brother, Hugh MOORE, Anderson, half-brother, Eugene SPARENBURG, Buffalo, N.Y., half-sister, Mrs. Vernice WHIDELICK, Detroit, Michigan, and three grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church at Fulton at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. J. W. MILLER of Logansport in charge, assisted by Rev. James CLEAR of Peru. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.
A short funeral service will be held from the home at Peru at 1 p.m. Sunday prior to the departure of the cortege for Fulton.

Peru, Sept. 14. -- Angered by attention to his 16-year-old step-daughter, Clarence HICKS, 57, 130 W. Sixth Street, Peru, last night shot to death Lyman EARHART, 35, of near Macy, who allegedly followed Lenice TOWNSEND, the girl, home from church.
According to information obtained by police, Hicks happened to see Earhart outside their home about 10:15 o'clock, as he started to retire for the night. He had on several occasions, authorities were told, ordered Earhart away from their home.
Upon seeing the girl's suitor last nigt he obtained a shotgun and fired through a kitchen screen door, the full charge of the gun striking Earhart in the chest. Wounded, the Macy man ran out into the street and two blocks from the scene of the shooting, falling in a flower bed in front of the residence at 127 Seventh street.
Police were at the scene of the shooting. A neighbor had seen Earhart near the Hicks home and had called headquarters. The shooting occurred as officers arrived at the scene. They took Hicks into custody and followed Earhart, who died without making a statement as the officers placed him in an ambulance.
The only statement made by Hicks was that "he won't be chasing any more women," and added that Earhart had told him he would "get that girl or you."

Saturday, September 15, 1934

Mrs. Arminta BIGGS, aged 82, who has been a resident of Fulton county for the past 75 years, died at her home, two and a half miles southeast of Rochester on the Wabash road at 6 o'clock Friday evening. Death was due to intestinal flu and followed an illness of four weeks.

The deceased was born in Henry county on February 26, 1852. Her parents were Samuel and Mary ALSPACH. Following Mrs. Biggs' birth her parents moved to Pennsylvania and then to Fulton county. Her husband, Frank BIGGS, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors are the following children, Mrs. Cannie WOLFE, of this city, Earle BIGGS, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Cassie CALHOUN and Reuben BIGGS, Leiters Ford, Archie BIGGS at home, Dee BIGGS, George BIGGS and Dewey BIGGS of this city, 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home of her son, Dee Biggs, 1217 Franklin Avenue, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Gene PROUDY, aged 23, which occurred at his home in Jackson, Mich., last Monday. Death was due to injuries which he received in an auto accident. The deceased who was a baker was the son of Harry and Clara (SPOHN) PROUDY and lived in this city at one time. Survivors are the father, brother and sister. The body will probably be brought back here for interment.

Monday, September 17, 1934

William CLAY, 70, prominent Fulton county truck farmer perished in the flames which destroyed his home early Sunday morning when he rushed back into the flaming structure to secure valuable papers and money which he had secured in a bedroom in the home. The Clay farm is located four miles west of the city on the Burton road and is known as the Julius ROWLEY farm.
The charred body was found in the ruins of the home at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning by searchers who could not reach the debris before that because of the intensity of the flames which were fanned by a northwest wind which swept across the prairie to the west of the Clay home.
The body was badly burned. A portion of the legs and arms were missing and the head was gone as though it had been severed. The body was moved to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Parlor where it will be prepared for burial.
The fire started it is believed from an overheated kitchen stove. Mr. and Mrs. Clay canned peaches Saturday evening and had retired shortly after 9 o'clock. At 11:30 they were awakened by smoke and rushed into the yard of their home clad in only their night clothes.
The fire had started in the northwest corner of their home. Mr. Clay threw several buckets of water on the flames but could not control them. He then rushed to the barn where he liberated livestock and returned to the flaming structure.
Mr. Clay could see that the home was doomed and recalled that he had left the money and papers in the closet. He rushed into the house but was overcome by smoke and his wife braved the fire to drag him to the open.
Mrs. Clay revived her husband then ran to the home of a neighbor where she had the fire department from this city called. Mr. Clay revived and then dashed again into the house to salvage the money and papers which were kept in a closet in a bedroom on the first floor of the house.
When Mrs. Clay and neighbors returned to the home they could not find Mr. Clay and thought that perhaps he had gone to the barn or some other building. A search was made and he could not be found. Conclusive evidence that Mr. Clay was in the flameswept home was given by his pet German police dog which went to the front door of the structure and would howl and attempt to enter the home after his master.
Indications pointed that Mr. Clay had reached the closet where the valuables were kept when he was overcome. This closet luckily was not over the basement of the home. Had it been Mr. Clay's body would have been cremated.
The farm home, a seven room two-story structure, was reduced to ashes. Two tanks of gasoline kept in the garage exploded, and thus greatly intensified the fire. Not a single article was saved from the Clay home. The amount of insurance which Mr. Clay carried on his home was not learned.
Over $400 which Mr. Clay had secreted on his farm was recovered by searchers after they had been furnished information as to where it could be found by Mrs. Clay. Some of the money was hidden in a can in a log pile and some of it had been buried in the ground.
Mr. Clay was born in Fulton County on July 20, 1864, the son of William and Nancy CLAY. He had lived in Fulton county all of his life. Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN held that death was due to suffocation.
The deceased was married to Ida Arvilla FERTIGE at Plymouth on December 16, 1891. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of this city.
The survivors are the widow, a daughter, Mrs. John WALTZ, Tiosa, two sons, Edgar [CLAY], South Bend, and Rolland [CLAY], St. Louis, a sister, Mrs. Dora BUTLER, Rossville, New Mexico. Two sisters, Mary STARK and Ida CLAY, preceded in death as did three brothers.
The funeral services which will be private will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. John WALLENBERG officiating. The Odd Fellows lodge will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Funeral services for William FEIDNER, aged 72, farmer living seven miles southwest of Kewanna, near Grass Creek who was fatally injured Saturday afternoon at Logansport were held this afternoon from the United Brethren Church at Grass Creek. Rev. James EILER of Laketon was in charge. Burial was made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mr. Feidner received his fatal injuries when his car slid on the north tracks of the Pennsylvania railroad crossing on Sixth street in Logansport in front of a north bound passenger train. The accident occurred at 1:45 p.m. Saturday and Mr. Feidner died at 4:15 o'clock.
Mr. Feidner was driving south into Logansport when the accident occurred. He had driven to Logansport to obtain some supplies. The car after being struck by the train was carried across the street pavement and tossed against the north embankment.
Pulled from the wreck Mr. Feidner was still conscious but soon lapsed into a coma after being taken to the Cass County Hospital in Logansport. Both the hand and foot brakes on the Feidner car were locked so that it proved that Feidner saw the approaching train. Death was due to a fractured skull. He also sustained a fracture on both sides of the lower jaw.
The body of the Feidner car was twisted and crushed, three tires were torn off, two wheels were broken and the engine dislodged from the frame. The blinker lights at the crossing were in operation at the time. The train crew were all residents of Logansport.
Mr. Feidner was born on the farm where he lived on June 2, 1861. His parents were Martin and Fredericka FEIDNER. He had lived in Fulton county all of his life and followed the occupation of farming.
On September 15, 1887 he was married to Sarah E. HENDRICKSON who died on June 10, 1928. Mr. Feidner received his fatal injuries on what would have been his forty-seventh wedding anniversary. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Grass Creek.
Survivors are a son Arthur FEIDNER who lives on a farm close to the one where his father lived, a grandson, brother Daniel FEIDNER, Star City, and a half-brother George FEIDNER of Kewanna. A daughter Mable [FEIDNER] died on December 3, 1918.
Rev. EILER, who delivered the funeral oration for Mr. Feidner also officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Feidner and at Mr. Feidner's request. Rev. Eiler delivered the sermon today.

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Joseph DeMONT, aged 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. William DeMONT of Knox, who died at his home there this morning. Mr. DeMont for many years was the lieutenant of Indiana State Police who was in charge of this district.

Tuesday, September 18, 1934

Dr. O. P. WAITE, one of Rochester's oldest and most respected citizens, who would have been 92 years of age on November 2nd, passed away at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon at his residence, 1206 South Main Street, after an illness of four weeks duration. He had enjoyed remarkably good health until a month ago when he failed rapidly. His death was due to old age and he was in possession of all his facilities until a short time before the end.
Oliver Penny WAITE was born in Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Va., Nov. 2, 1842, the fourth son of Oliver Leffel and Mary Carroll WAITE. His father and mother were descendants of well-known colonial families, who were distinguished for professional men - jurists, educators, ministers and especially physicians and surgeons.
When Dr. Waite was three years old he came with his parents to Cass County, Indiana and settled near Lewisburg. Lewisburg at that time was an important trading post for the Indians, and the father, having been a dry goods merchant in Virginia, clerked in the general store of BUYER and HANEY.
In September 1850, Dr. Waite's father died, and his mother, lonely and homesick for relatives and friends in old Virginia, sold her home and with her six small children returned to her native state where they remained several years. The mother and oldest son conducted a general store. The other boys worked for their uncles, Dr. James WAITE and Dr. Anderson WAITE, both of whom lived on planations, owning many slaves and farming extensively. When civil war was declared, being northern sympathizers the family again returned to Lewisburg. Land was bought, a clearing made and another home was established.
In the spring of 1867 Dr. Waite began the study of medicine, reading in the office of Dr. ADRIAN of Lewisburg. That fall he entered Chicago Medical College where he studied two years. Then he taught school several terms, working on the farm during the summer months, and when sufficient means had been secured he entered the medical department of Butler College from which he graduated.
Dr. Waite began the practice of medicine at Perrysburg, staying there about three months. From there he went to Marshtown where he practiced a year. Then he purchased the office and equipment of Dr. CLEVINGER in Fulton. Here he met with signal success, and won the respect and esteem of all who knew him, and proved that "A wise physician, skilled our wounds to heal, is more than armies in the public weal."
After practicing in Fulton for a number of years in 1881 Dr. Waite moved to Rochester and a partnership was formed with the late Dr. J. C. SPOHN. This partnership lasted until failing health compelled him to withdraw and for a period of two years he was able to do little. When he did regain his health he decided to retire from medical work and give is attention to his growing business and farming interests.
In Dr. Waite's long and useful life he saw many changes take place. He saw Indian trails give way to steel rails, corduroy roads to smooth concrete. The ox cart and conastoga wagon to pullman coaches, automobiles and airplanes. He saw dense forests and deep swamps turned into fertile fields, the log school house and cabin home to centralized schools and palatial residences. In his own profession he witnessed discoveries and inventions revolutionize means and methods of treatment and surgery accomplish almost unthinkable success.
Among Dr. Waite's many prononced characteristics were a deep love of home, kindliness, and loyalty to the highest standards of living. Always serene, gentle and considerate, deeply attached to friends of which he had a legion, speaking ill of no one, glad to live and let live, his home to him a place almost divine, the world was a better place for his having lived in it. The community has lost a valued citizen and honorable Christian gentleman.
Dr. Waite was twice married, first to Miss Agnes AITKEN (deceased) and second to Miss Emma ARCHEY, who with a number of nephews and nieces survive.
Dr. Waite was an honored member of Rochester Lodge No. 79, F. and A.M. He was also a member of several medical organizations and was one of the few remaining charter members of the Fulton County Medical Society.
The funeral will be held at the Waite home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Harold TURPIN of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial in the family lot in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends here today received word of the death of Mrs. James ENGLES of Duart Lake. The death occurred in a hospital at Warsaw Monday. Funeral services will be held at Kokomo at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Rev. George STINE of Indianapolis, father of Rev. Loren STINE, pastor of the United Brethren Church here. The death occurred in the Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis at 9:30 o'clock Monday night. The deceased had been ill for several months but was thought to be improving. Saturday night his condition took a turn for the worse and his son, Rev. Stine, was called to his bedside. Rev. Stine was a teacher in the Indiana Central College at Indianapolis. The funeral will be held from a United Brethren Church in Indianapolis at 11 o'clock Thursday morning. Rev. Stine was well known here where he had often visited his son. He had also assisted his son in evangelistic work here.

Wednesday, September 19, 1934

Alpheus M. FENSTERMACHER, aged 72, well known contractor of this city died at 1 o'clock this morning in Woodlawn Hospital from injuries he received in an accident at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday evening when he was struck by a car as he was crossing the street at the corner of Jefferson and Seventh Streets.
Mr. Fenstermacher was on his way down town from his home at 229 West seventh street when he suffered his fatal injuries. Mr. Fenstermacher was crossing the street going east when he walked into the path of a truck driven by Howard MUTCHLER, farmer living west of the city.
Mr. Mutchler who has been serving on the Fulton Tax Adjustment Board was on his way home when the accident occurred. Mr. Mutchler a second before the accident had turned his truck to avoid a passing car. Mr. Mutchler stopped his truck immediately and took Mr. Fenstermacher to the hospital.
An examination there showed that Mr. Fenstermacher had suffered a fracture of the skull. At first it was believed that he would recover but he lapsed into a coma near midnight from which he never regained consciousness.
Mr. Fenstermacher was born in Fairfield County, Ohio on January 19, 1862. His parents, Enoch and Julia FENSTERMACHER, came to Fulton county when the deceased was five years of age. Since that time he has resided in this city. In his early life Mr. Fenstermacher taught school in Fulton county. Later he entered the contracting business.
Mr. Fenstermacher was married to Floretta Catherine WOODS in a cermony which was performed in this city on June 29, 1892. Mr. Fenstermacher was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Knights of Pythias lodge here.
Survivors are the widow and a brother Ora FENSTERMACHER who resides in Logansport. A brother, Frank FENSTERMACHER, who lived in Indianapolis preceded his brother in death several years ago.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 2:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Harold TURPIN in charge assisted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Rev. George L. STINE, father of Lorin S. STINE, minister of the United Brethren Church died at the Methodist Hospital, Monday evening at 9:30. His death was the result of a four weeks illness.
For the last five years Rev. Stine has been pastor of the University Heights United Brethren Church in Indianapolis. Previous to that time he served nine years at Crawfordsville and seven years in Montana.
Rev. Stine was born in Lawrence County, Illinois. His college work was done at Westfield College and Wabash College and graduated from Bonebrake Theological Seminary in 1908.
The funeral services will be held at the University Heights Church Thursday morning at 11:00. The body will lay in state from ten until eleven. The burial will be held at Crawfordsville, Indiana where there will also be a short service at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 20, 1934

Winamac, Ind., Sept. 20. (UP) -- A three-year-old boy died today and eight other members of his family are ill after having mistaken poison toadstools for fall mushrooms.
Jack Russell DILTS died. His mother, Mrs. Grace DILTS and her daughter, Violet [DILTS], 19, are in critical condition and six other children in the family are ill. The toadstools were eaten Monday.

Jeremiah YOUNG, aged 87, who was better known to his many friends as Jerry YOUNG, died at his home, 1114 Franklin Avenue, at 4 p.m. Wednesday after a long illness due to complications. Mr. Young's condition had been serious for the past week.
The deceased was born in Ohio on September 14, 1847 the son of Daniel and Sarah YOUNG. He moved to this county from Huntington in 1902. For many years he lived on a farm in Richland township, a half mile west of the Kentucky Stock Farm
Mr. Young was married to Ada CRIST in a ceremony which was performed in this city on September 14, 1900. Mr. Young followed in turn the occupation of cooper, timber buyer and farmer. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Huntington.
Survivors are the widow, two sons, Theodore YOUNG, Peru; Harry YOUNG, Huntington, daughter, Mrs. John LONG, Auburn; stepson, Kenneth CRIST, Hammond; two sisters, Mrs. Mary MARKS and Mrs. Amanda CASE, both of Huntington; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 1 o'clock Saturday in charge of Rev. John WALLENBERG, pastor of the Christian Church. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Huntington.
The Odd Fellows lodge at Huntington will be in charge of the services at the graveside.

Charles EWING, 71, former resident of Fulton county died early today at his home in Fort Benjamin, Montana according to word received by relatives here. The deceased is a brother of O. S. EWING. Funeral services and burial will be at Fort Benjamine.

Friday, September 21, 1934

Mrs. F. C. WEISER, aged 70, who resides on East Fourth street, died at 1:40 o'clock this afternoon from injuries which she received seven weeks ago when she fell and broke her right hip. Mrs. Weiser has been in ill health for over a year. She had been a patient in the Woodlawn hospital where she had undergone an operation. Mrs. Weiser has had much tough luck during the past year. She first suffered a fracture of an arm, then the operation and on the second day that she returned to her home from the hospital she fell and fractured the bones in her hip. At the time Mrs. Weiser fractured her hip she also suffered internal injuries. An obituary will be carried in the News-Sentinel Saturday.

Saturday, September 22, 1934

Mrs. Iola Vivian (WRIGHT) KAMP, age 27, of Akron, passed away at the Woodlawn Hospital in this city this morning. Mrs. Kamp had been ill for the past four weeks, following the birth of a child. Anemia was the cause of her death.
Iola Vivian, daughter of William and Belle WRIGHT, was born in Tipton county, Indiana, on June 14, 1907. She was married on December 1, 1925 in Akron to Walter KAMP and had lived in Akron for the past nine years, coming there from Wabash. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Perrysburg.
Survivors are her husband and five small children at home, her father and step-mother of Wabash, three brothers, Frederick [WRIGHT] of Columbia City, Noah [WRIGHT] and Kenneth [WRIGHT] of Noblesville, her grandmother, Mrs. Mary SHUMAKER of Noblesville, and five half-sisters at home.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock in the Saints Church in Akron. Services will be in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery west of Akron.

Mrs. F. C. WEISER, aged 75, died at her home one mile east of the city on the Fort Wayne road at 1:40 p.m. Friday from injuries which she received eight weeks ago in a fall.
Mrs. Weiser has been in ill health for the past year. Nine months ago she fell and broke an arm. Later she was a patient in the Woodlawn Hospital and the second day Mrs. Weiser returned from the hospital she fall and broke her hip. In the fall she also received internal injuries.

Elvina [NELLANS], daughter of James and Mary NELLANS, was born in Chauauqua County, Ohio, on Octoer 29, 1858. She has been a resident of Fulton county for fifty years moving here from Ohio. She was married to Finley WEISER in a ceremony which was performed in this city on April 27, 1880.
Mr. and Mrs. Weiser for many years lived on the Christian HOOVER farm on the east side of Lake Manitou. Mrs. Weiser was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church in Marshall county near Argos.
Survivors are the husband, a brother J. B. NELLANS of this city, a nephew Guy WEISER of South Bend and niece Mrs. Nettie LAMB of South Bend.
The funeral services will be held from the home Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. B. G. FIELDS in charge. Burial will be made in the Jordan Cemetery near Argos.

Monday, September 24, 1934

[no obits]

Tuesday, September 25, 1834

Rochester friends and relatives late Monday received news of the death of Mrs. Noah GOTTSCHALK, 60, which occurred in an auto accident in her home city of Manitowoc, Wis., Monday. Details relative to the tragic death were not given. The message stated that funeral services would be held in the Wisconsin city on Thursday afternoon, however.
Mr. and Mrs. Gottschalk attended a reunion of the Gottschalk family which was held in this city on September 9th. Following the reunion they spent several days in this community before departing for their home. Mr. Gottschalk is a brother of Mrs. Ira BASTOW, of this city.

Wednesday, September 26, 1934

Mrs. Emma ODELL TOWNE, aged 73, widow of George TOWNE, died at 4 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert FENSTERMACHER, 258 Race Street. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of three years duration.
The deceased was born in Elkhart, Indiana on June 19, 1862 the daughter of George and Carrie ODELL. She has been a resident of this county practically her entire lifetime coming here from Bourbon. She was married at Plymouth on July 13, 1878. Her husband was a farmer. Mrs. Towne was a member of the Evangelical Church.
Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Grace SHANAFELT, Mrs. Ethel KEESEY, Mrs. May O'DAFFER, Mrs. Fern FAIRCHILDS and Mrs. Belle WEBB all of South Bend , and Mrs. FENSTERMACHER of this city, and a son Cecil TOWNE of Chicago.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Church of God at the corner of Third and Main streets with Rev. Howard SELL pastor of the church in charge. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill Cemetery north of the city.

Samuel NELSON, aged 66, well-known Newcastle township farmer, who resides eight miles northeast of the city, committed suicide yesterday by hanging himself. Mr. Nelson selected an unusual place for the mthod used to end his life. He hanged himself in bed.
Making an improvised rope by using his night gown the aged man fastened one end to a tall bed post. Evidently standing up as he placed the noose about his neck, Mr. Nelson threw his feet from beneath him and as he fell the noose tightened to cause strangulation.
Discovery of the tragedy was made at 6 o'clock last night by a son, Naaman Nelson, who resides on a neighboring farm. The son milked a number of cows for his father each day. After milking the cows Naaman went to the house.
When his calls were unanswered by his father the son entered the house and started a search. He discovered his father's lifeless body and immediately called neighbors, Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN and Sheriff Boyd PETERSON.
Coroner Zimmerman after an examination of the body held that Mr. Nelson must have committed the act early Tuesday morning. Relatives state that Mr. Nelson has been in ill health for several years and it is thought this was the cause for his suicide.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county on February 16,1867 the son of William and Maria (PENTICOST) NELSON. He had lived in Fulton county for a number of years. His wife, who was Delilah Elizabeth STAHL, preceded him in death several years, since which time he has lived alone or visited in the homes of his children. He was a member of the Christian Church at Talma.
Surviving are three sons, Naaman [NELSON] and Lee [NELSON], who live on farms in Newcastle township, Clarence [NELSON], Seattle, Washington, two daughters, Mrs. Nina TIPPEY and Mrs. Ivan RAMSEY of Talma, five sisters, Mrs. Mary SARBER, Detroit, Mrs. Emma NELLANS and Mrs. Fred SWICK, Mentone, Mrs. Ed HAGAN, Elkhart and Mrs. Cora FERRY, San Antonio, Tex., and three brothers Allen [NELSON] and Thomas [NELSON], Mentone, and Ode [NELSON] of Logansport.
The funeral services will not be completed until word is received from the son, Clarence.

Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 26. -- Elfrieda MAIS, 42 years old, widely known woman race driver, was killed here when her automobile crashed into a grader after she had driven the machine through a blazing board wall at the Alabama state fair.
A native of Indianapolis, she was the wife of Ray LaPLANTE of Newark, N.J.
John DRAPER, 9, was injured as the automobile overturned down an embankment after striking the grader.
P. T. STREIDER, state fair manager, said Miss Mais had been engaged in stunt driving the last two years. She first entered the racing game in 1912.
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Mrs. Mais will be remembered by many Rochester people as she was a former resident of this city. Her husband was the late John MAIS who at one time operated a truck factory in this city. [See Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana, Obits/Biogs, 1913, p. 60, ROCHESTER MAIS COMMERCIAL CAR CO.]
The factory was located in the building at 623-625 North Main Street, where Charles ROBBINS operates a farm machinery agency at the present time.
The truck factory ceased operation after which Mr. and Mrs. Mais returned to Indianapolis to reside.
Mrs. Mais after leaving this city became a professional race driver and aviatrix stunter.
For the past two years she has engaged in stunt auto racing. It was while thus engaged that Mrs. Mais met her death.
Thursday, September 27, 1934

Funeral services for the late Samuel NELSON, who died at his home eight miles northeast of the city Tuesday night, will be held from the Methodist Church here at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be made in the Rochester mausoleum.

Friday, September 28, 1934

Edgar SWANGO, Jr., three day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar SWANGO, passed away at 8 a.m. Friday. Short services were held at the Swango home by Rev. Fred YAZEL at four o'clock this afternoon. Burial was made in the Citizens cemetery.

Mrs. Mary ZIMMERMAN, aged 70, died at her home, four miles west of Akron on Road 14, at 1 o'clock this morning. She had been a sufferer with diabetes for the past four years. She was bedfast for the last eight weeks.
Mrs. Zimmerman was born near Gilead on July 28, 1864. Her parents were Henry and Lavena BERGER. In 1885, she was married to Elmer ZIMMERMAN, who preceded her in death. The deceased has been a resident of Fulton county for 27 years, moving here from Gilead.
Survivors are two sons, Charles [ZIMMERMAN], South Bend, and Walter [ZIMMERMAN], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Omer MILLER of near Akron and Mrs. Lee COPLEN, Macy; two brothers, Abraham BERGER of Gilead and Henry BERGER of Macy and twenty grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Saturday, September 29, 1934

Funeral services for Mrs. Elmer ZIMMERMAN, who died at her home west of Akron yesterday, will be held from the Methodist Church at Gilead at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron and Rev. James MINOR of Athens will be in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Gilead. The name of Mr. Zimmerman, husband of the deceased, was omitted yesterday in the list of survivors through an error.

Monday, October 1, 1934

Rockfield, Sept. 1. -- One man was killed and four others escaped injury at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon when a pole on the rear of a wagon crashed through the windshield of an aubomobile and into the rear seat of the machine, in an accident which occurred on state road 25 east of here. Kenneth MILLER, 33, a farmer living near Macy, Ind., was killed, the pole crushing his chest.
The mishap occurred when Carl EMERY, 44, of near Macy, driver of the machine, attempted to pass the wagon load of poles, driven by Russell GRONINGER of Rockfield. The pole extended beyond the rear of the wagon but was marked with a red flag. The Emery car struck a hole in the road in attempting to go around the wagon and veered into the extending pole, which passed through the windshield past two of the men in the front seat and hit Miller in the chest.
Death, according to Coroner John FITZPATRICK who investigated, was almost instantaneous. He said a verdict of accidental death would be returned. Neither Groninger nor Emery was held.
Miller and Emery along with Ralph SWANK, Jacob DAWALT and W. T. COFFIN of Macy, were enroute to the WOLF ranch west of Delphi to attend a livestock sale, when the mishap occurred.
The body was taken to the Blythe and Son funeral home in Delphi but later was transferred to the Ditmire undertaking establishment in Fulton.
Funeral services are to be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Fulton Baptist Church with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Burial will take place in the Fulton cemetery.
Survivors include the wife, Edna MILLER, his mother, Mrs. Lillian BOND of near Denver, a sister, Mrs. Ray STINGLEY of Geneva, Ind., and a brother-in-law, Dr. Roy KOFFEL of Logansport.

Mr. and Mrs. George HIMES, 1608 Audubon Avenue, were the parents of a still born baby at 10 a.m. Saturday. The child was buried in the Citizens cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Loren STINE was in charge.

Two children were killed, their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George NICHOLS and another of their children, were seriously injured in an auto accident, four miles south of Kewanna near the old Catholic cemetery, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The fourth child in the Nichols family, a boy, escaped without injury.
The dead are:
Everett Eugene NICHOLS, aged 4, fractured skull
Lois Jane NICHOLS, aged 2, internal injuries.
The injured are:
Mrs. NICHOLS, had cuts and internal injuries. Not expected to live.
Mr. NICHOLS, had cuts and bruises. One cut on scalp requiring many stitches to close.
John NICHOLS, 5, cuts and bruises.
The accident occurred at a cross roads when a car driven by Mr. Nichols collided with a truck driven by Arch VanMETER of Winamac, who is employed by John BIGLER, of this city, owner of a portable saw mill outfit, which is now located on a farm five miles northwest of the city.
Mr. Nichols and the members of his family were enroute to Kewanna at the time of the accident while VanMeter was on his way to Winamac. Nichols was driving north and VanMeter west.
After the crash the lighter car turned over. Passing motorists took the injured members of the Nichols family to Dr. SAUNDERS' office at Grass Creek.
The dead were moved to the Harrison Funeral parlors at Kewanna. The Nichols family lived on a farm three miles southwest of Grass Creek. Mr. Nichols is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter NICHOLS of Kewanna.
Deputy Coroner Don BERRY is conducting an investigation into the fatal crash.

Twelve Mile, Ind., Oct. 1. -- Alfred Ezra JONES, 61 years old, a resident of Twelve Mile for the past 29 years, was found dead Saturday afternoon along the C. & O. railroad track south of the local station, presumably a suicide.
Beside the body was an empty two-ounce bottle which Coroner Donald MILLER said had contained carbolic acid. The man hed left his home here at almost 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Fannie BELL, with whom the deceased made his home, and a half-brother, William JONES, also of Twelve Mile.
Funeral services were held from the Skinner church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Everett NIXON officiating and burial was made in the Skinner cemetery.

Winamac, Oct. 1. -- John WINTERS, Sr., 60, widely known farmer, ended his life by hanging in the shed on his farm, northwest of Monterey, sometime Thursday. He was found dead about 10 o'clock Saturday morning by a neighbor, Clarence WARREN, who investigated when his absence was noted.
Winters probably ended his life late Thursday or early Friday according to Dr. T. E. CARNEAL, coroner, who investigated. Despondency over ill health and his wife's absence, who is visiting with her relatives in Plymouth, are attributed to have caused his action.
Survivors included the widow, three sons, John [WINTERS], Jr., Carl [WINTERS] and Owen WINTERS.

Tuesday, October 2, 1934

A double funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter NICHOLS who live on a farm southwest of Grass Creek for their grandchildren, Everett [NICHOLS] and Lois Jane NICHOLS, who were killed in an auto accident south of Kewanna Monday afternoon.
The services will be in charge of Rev. W. G. EVERS pastor of the Methodist Church at Royal Center. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Grass Creek. The services are expected to be largely attended.
The two children met their death when a car in which they were riding with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George NICHOLS, who reside on a farm three miles southwest of Grass Creek, collided with one driven by Arch VanMETER of Winamac, a driver for John BIGLER, sawmill operator of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Nichols and son Robert [NICHOLS] received many bad bruises and lacerations while a son John [NICHOLS] escaped without injury. Doctors in attendance on Mrs. Nichols reported today that she was making good progress and was thought to be out of danger. She received injuries to her neck and back.
The Nichols family were riding in a Model T 1926 Ford roadster at the time of the crash. It is said that some of the children were riding in a luggage carrier on the side of the car. After the crash the Nichols car, which was headed north, turned completely around and was headed south.
The car driven by VanMeter was progressing west in a side road. After the crash the light Nichols car rammed into a cement corner post. It is thought that the two children who were killed received their injuries when they were thrown against the cement post.
Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN was in Grass Creek today taking statements from witnesses to the crash and also from the principals in the tragedy. Coroner Zimmerman at press time had not made known his finding. VanMeter was not held by the coroner or by Sheriff Boyd PETERSON who was called to the scene of the accident.
Thurman HUFFMAN, who resides a half mile east of the accident, was the first to reach the site of the wreck and took the father and the boy who died in the doctor's office, to Grass Creek. The mother, the dead girl and the baby were taken to Grass Creek in VanMeter's truck.
Huffman was on his way to the Margaret HINES farm where he is helping with the construction of a barn, when he came upon the accident. He arrived probably a minute or so after the crash. Huffman said he was told that the fatally injured boy was tossed against the fence and was hanging there head-down when the father took him in his arms and laid him on the ground. The boy was gasping for his breath and life for ten minutes after reaching the office of Dr. SAUNDERS.
The view at the intersection is not entirely unobstructed, yet it is possible to observe cars in all directions when within thirty feet of the actual intersection.
Side curtains were up on the Nichols car and it is believed that he was robbed of clear vision because of this. The road traveled by VanMeter is a sort of a main highway. The crossroad is sometimes known as the Henry WARE corner.
The right side of the car was badly stoved in from the impact when hit by the truck and from the second impact when it was jammed against the fence post. The windshield was shattered and it is believed that Mrs. Nichols suffered her ugly scalp laceration when she was struck by flying glass or rammed her head through the windshield.
The Nichols live on the Old Mike MILLER farm, located about a half mile south of the intersection. They have another child, Owen [NICHOLS], who is in the second grade at the Grass Creek school.

Mrs. Anna FERNBAUGH FOGLESONG, aged 75, of Kewanna, widow of the late William FOGLESONG, died suddenly last evening while visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura HAYES at Piketon, Ohio. No details were given in the word received by relatives as to the cause of the death but it is presumed that death was caused by a heart attack.
Mrs. Foglesong was a life-long resident of Fulton county. She was born on July 28, 1859. Her husband whom she married fifty-two years ago died a year ago. Mrs. Foglesong was a member of the Methodist Church at Kewanna. She had been visiting for the past four weeks at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hayes.
Survivors are four sons, Don [FOGLESONG], Harry [FOGLESONG] and Ralph [FOGLESONG] of Kewanna, and Fred [FOGLESONG] of Alabama, the daughter Mrs. HAYES, five grandchildren, three half-sisters, Mrs. C. J. HINTON and Mrs. Dora BARNETT of Kewanna and Mrs. Schuyler JOHNSON of Leiters Ford and two half-brothers, William FERNBAUGH and Henry FERNBAUGH of Leiters Ford.
The body will be returned to Kewanna this evening from Piketon. Burial will be made at Kewanna. The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, October 3, 1934

The double funeral services which were held this afternoon from the farm home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter NICHOLS southwest of Grass Creek for Everett and Lois Jean NICHOLS were largely attended. The services were in charge of Rev. W. C. EVERS pastor of the Methodist Church at Royal Center. Burial was made in the cemetery at Grass Creek. The two children met their death Monday afternoon when a car in which they were riding with their parents and two brothers collided with a truck driven by Arch VanMETER of Winamac, at a crossroads south of Kewanna. Mrs. Nichols who received injuries to her spine is in a serious condition. The others who were injured in the accident are recovering. Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN has not rendered his verdict in the fatal crash.
Following an illness of over four years duration from a complication of diseases, John Quincy GINTHER, 83, well-known resident of Leiters Ford community, passed away at his home in that town on Tuesday evening 9:30 o'clock. Mr. Ginther who had resided in Aubbeenaubbee township throughout all of his life had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county.
John Quincy, son of Henry and Mary GINTHER, was born in Aubbeenaubbee township on February 8th, 1851. Upon reaching manhood Mr. Ginther was united in wedlock to Alice BRUGH. For a long number of years he was engaged in farming, later removing to Leiters Ford where he was employed as a mail carrier until ill health forced his retirement. The deceased was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and the Gleaners lodge. Survivors are an invalid widow and two sons, Henry GINTHER, of Pueblo, Colo., and William GINTHER, of South Bend. Four children, Harry [GINTHER], Louise [GINTHER], Dale [GINTHER] and Quincy [GINTHER], preceded their father in death. Three brothers, Abraham [GINTHER], A. J. [GINTHER], and David GINTHER, all of the Leiters Ford community, a number of nieces and nephews, grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, also survive.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. M. E. CRIDER will be held Thursday afternoon 2 o'clock at the home in Leiters Ford. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

John YARIAN, 56, passed away at his home in Servie, Ind., 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis which was suffered three years ago. For a number of years the deceased resided in the vicinity of Disko.
John, son of Solomon and Elizabeth YARIAN, was born in Miami county on August 11, 1878. Several years ago he was united in marriage to Mrs. Matilda GRAZELLE, who preceded in death five years ago. Mr. Yarian on last Thanksgiving day entered into a marriage conract with Mrs. Eunice MADEFORD, who survives. Until ill health forced his retirement, Mr. Yarian was employed as manager of the Wanzer Milk plant at Servie. He was a member of the Emanuel church south of Akron.
Survivors are the widow, a daughter, Elnora [YARIAN], at home; two brothers, Henry YARIAN of Akron, and Frank YARION of Roann; and a sister Mrs. Charles FLOHR of Akron.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Servia Fairview church, one-half mile southwest of Servia. Rev. GILBERT will officiate.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Anna FOGLESONG of Kewanna will be held from the Methodist Church in Kewanna at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. O. R. MASON, pastor of the church will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewanna. Mrs. Foglesong died suddenly Monday evening from a heart attack while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Laura HAYES of Piketon, Ohio.

Omar IGO, aged 60, prominent and highly respected resident of Mentone died Monday at his home following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Igo was well known in Fulton county.

Tursday, October 4, 1934

Paul WATSON, science teacher in the Rochester High School, was called to LaFontaine last night by the death of his mother. Mrs. WATSON died following an operation which was performed in a Wabash hospital last Saturday.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Grover C. MARKS - - - [text covered with ink] - - - dropped dead last Saturday while walking along a street in Indianapolis during a shopping tour. The Marion county coroner held that death was due to a heart attack. Mrs. Marks had been in good health and her death was a shock to her many friends. The deceased was born in this city and will be remembered here as Jessie M. SHRYOCK. Mr. Marks operated a music store in this city for several years. The husband and a daughter survive. Interment was made in the mausoleum at Anderson.

Charles TALBERT, aged 60, owner of the TALBERT HOTEL, on the north shore of Lake Manitou, two miles east of the city on Road 14, died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Death was due to diabetes and followed an illness of eight months duration.
Mr. Talbert was known by many people in Indiana through his long operation of a hotel and fish and chicken dinner place here. He was among the first to see the possibilities of Lake Manitou as a summer resort.
Mr. Talbert in 1900 came here from Marion and with William DUGAN leased a hotel which stood on the site of the present COLONIAL HOTEL. He operated this hotel for six years. Twenty years ago Mr. Talbert built the hotel which he continued to operate until the time of his death.
Mr. Talbert was born in Canton, Ohio, May 24, 1874. His parents were Daniel and Katherine TALBERT. The deceased was one of 14 children. He learned the trade of a cigar maker in a factory which his father owned at Canton.
Later Mr. Talbert owned cigar shops in Marion, Muncie and Indianapolis and worked in cigar factories in this city. He was married to Miss Goldie EPSTEIN of Indianapolis in a ceremony which was performed in Indianapolis on August 20, 1924.
Mr. Talbert was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church at Canton, Ohio and attended the Methodist Church of this city. He was a member of the Elks Lodge at Peru, the Moose Lodge of Indianapolis and the Kiwanis Club of this city.
Survivors are the widow, step-son, Harry BARBER, Indianapolis, foster daughter Mrs. H. A. COX of Goshen, three sisters Mrs. W. H. BRESSLER, Marion, Mrs. Isabel BOLE and Miss Bessie TALBERT both of Detroit, Mich., and two brothers George [TALBERT] and Frank TALBERT who are residents of Indianapolis.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. T. L. STOVALL pastor of the church officiating. Interment will be made in the Mausoleum.
The Elks Lodge of Peru will be in charge of the services. The body will lie in state at the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartment where friends may view it until the hour of the funeral.

Friday, October 5, 1934

Mrs. Emma L. RANNELLS, aged 79, who has been a resident of this city since she was eleven years of age, died at her home 916 South Jefferson Street early Friday morning. Death was due to heart trouble.
The deceased had been in ill health for several months but her condition was not considered serious. Mrs. Rannells suffered a sudden attack of heart trouble Thursday evening but rallied. This morning a relapse occurred, death coming at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. Rannells was born at Bristol, Ind., on June 28, 1855. Her parents were Daniel and Jane STERNER. In 1866 she came to this city and has resided here since that time.
In 1876 the deceased was married to Alonzo L. RANNELLS who passed away several years ago. Mrs. Rannells was a member of the Methodist Church for many years, and also was a member of the Daughters of Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Jennie SISSON of this city, and a brother Walter T. STERNER of Kenosha, Wis.
Funeral services which will be private will be held from the home at 916 South Jefferson Street at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. T. L. STOVALL pastor of the Methodist Church will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Saturday, October 6, 1934

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Monday, October 8, 1934

Simon GLAZE, aged 64, a former resident of this city, died at his home in South Bend, Friday evening. He had been in ill health for seven years. Mr. Glaze has been a resident of South Bend for 20 years. Surviving are the widow and a brother, Jesse [GLAZE] of this city. Funeral services were held this afternoon in South Bend followed by burial there.

Harriett Ann NYE, aged 64 years, passed away at her home 1207 South Monroe Street, at 11:30 Sunday morning. Miss Nye had been in ill health for the past two weeks but her condition had not been regarded as serious until last Friday when she suffered a stroke of paralysis. The deceased had been a resident of this city for 14 years.
Harriett Ann, daughter of Adam R. and Catherine NYE was born in Winamac, on September 5th, 1870. Miss Nye was a member of the Baptist Church. The survivors are her father Adam R. NYE, of this city; two brothers, Lewis NYE, of Flint, Michigan, John NYE, of this city; and two sisters, Mrs. Ada SNYDER, of Chicago, and Mrs. Frank ROWLES of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist Church with the Rev. B. G. FIELD officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Mrs. Florence M. DICKINSON, of the Burton neighborhood, succumbed Saturday at noon at the Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from peritonitis following an illness of six weeks duration. Mrs. Dickinson had been a resident of the Burton community for over five years coming here from Zion, Ill. She had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the wesrtern section of Fulton county.
Florence May, daughter of J. Dwight and Maude E. PENCOMBE, was born in Lake County, Illinois, on September 26th, 1893. On August 15th, 1914 she was united in wedlock to Winfred E. DICKINSON, the ceremony being pronounced in Chicago. For a number of years the deceased resided in Zion, Illinois. Survivors are the husband, nine children, Arthur [DICKINSON], Rose [DICKINSON], Walter [DICKINSON], Edna [DICKINSON], Helen [DICKINSON], Hazel [DICKINSON], Frank [DICKINSON], Ralph [DICKINSON], and Roy [DICKINSON]; the father J. Dwight PENCOMBE; a brother John PENCOMBE, of Waukegan, Ill., and a sister Effie STOCKSTILLE, also of Waukegan, Ill.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Burton Church with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL and Rev. O. R. MASON officiating. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, this city.
Fred MAST, aged 68, died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his brother, George Mast, five miles sourthwest of Argos. Death was due to paralysis and followed an illness of a week.
The deceased who was a bachelor and followed the occupation of farming was born in Wurtenburg, Germany on May 19, 1866. He came to this country from Germany 44 years ago and has lived in Marshall county since that time.
Survivors are the brother, George MAST of Argos, and two sisters, Miss Freda MAST of Plymouth and Mrs. Mary MOHRLOCK of Ann Arbor, Mich.
The funeral services will be held from the Poplar Grove Church, west of Argos at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Frank KESLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.
The body was taken to the Umbaugh Funeral Home at Argos where it will remain until this evening when it will be returned to the home of George Mast where it will lie in state until the time of the funeral.

James Edward BOSE, aged 76, a former resident of Argos, died at his home in Walkerton Sunday, after a week's illness due to paralysis. The widow, two brothers and a sister survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Walkerton. The deceased was a brother of Charles [BOSE] and Louise BOSE of Argos.

Mrs. Jennie CONN FISHER, widow of the late Rev. Irvin FISHER, died at her home in Mexico at 7 o'clock Sunday morning. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Mexico Church of the Brethren, in charge of Rev. Frank FISHER and Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH. The deceased was well known in Fulton county.

Tuesday, October 9, 1934

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Wednesday, October 10, 1934

Following an illness of a week from bronchial pneumonia, Mrs. Amanda GRAHAM, aged 83, a life long resident of Macy, succumbed Tuesday evening at 5:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. Henry Black, of Peru. Mrs. Graham had a wide acquaintance of friends in both Miami and Fulton counties.
Mrs. Graham was born in Fulton county on January 12th, 1851, her maiden name being Amanda HOUSE. Her husband, Benjamin GRAHAM to whom she was married over 60 years preceded in death. The deceased was a member of the Macy Christian Church and took an active part in the interest of that religious organization. The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Henry BLACK, of Peru; three sons, Lon GRAHAM, of Wabash; Clyde GRAHAM, of Peru; Merle GRAHAM, of Marion and a number of grand-and great-grandchildren, Mrs. Herschel HUME, of Rochester, being a granddaughter of the deceased.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Ernest LAUGHLIN will be held at the Macy Christian church, Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Mrs. Lavina HATTERY, 74, passed away at the home of her son, Ernest Hattery, two miles southwest of Macy on Tuesday noon. Death was attributed to heart trouble after a week's illness. The deceased had been a resident of the Macy and Perrysburg communities for practically all of her life.
Lavina, daughter of Robert and Mary BRIGGS, was born in Miami county during the month of February, 1860, the exact date being unavailable at the time this report was received. Over 50 years ago she was united in marriage to Edward HATTERY, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hattery was a member of the Baptist church at Perrysburg, Ind. Survivors are four sons, Ernest [HATTERY], of near Macy; Ralph [HATTERY] of Akron, Ray [HATTERY] of South Bend, Clarence [HATTERY] of Denver, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Josephine WALTERS and Mrs. Ora NYE of Peru, four sisters, Mrs. Adelia KNIGHT of Oklahoma, Mrs. Ruth QUICK of Fulton, Mrs. Leona SLUSHER of Peru, Mrs. Willard CALOWAY of Macy, and two brothers, James BRIGGS of Kansas and Albert BRIGGS of Macy.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Perrysburg Baptist Church. Rev. C. S. GOLDEN will officiate. Interment will be made in Mexico cemetery.

Thursday, October 11, 1934

Rochester friends today received the belated news of the death of Calvin RICHTER, 45, which occurred the forepart of last week while the former Rochester resident was attending a convention in a Pennsylvania city. He was buried in the Royal Oakes Cemetery, at Detroit on Wednesday, October 3rd, the message stated. Details of the nature of Mr. Richter's illness were not stated in the message but it was believed to have been heart trouble.
Calvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson RICHTER received his grade and high school education in this city, during which time his father operated a drug store in this city, in partnership with George V. DAWSON. At the time of his death, Mr. Richter was employed as a chemical engineer by a Detroit manufacturing concern. He is survived by the widow, one brother, Ralph [RICHTER], a drug salesman of Detroit, and his mother, Mrs. Nelson RICHTER of Monon, Ind.

Friday, October 12, 1934

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Saturday, October 13, 1934

Carla Jean [ANDREWS], four months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett ANDREWS, of Culver, passed away at 6:30 Friday morning at the home of her parents. Death resulted from pneumonia following a few days illness.
The youngster is survived by the parents, one brother Cecil [ANDREWS]. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Richland Center Church. Rev. Frank THRUSH, of Culver will officiate. Interment will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

George DECK, aged 71, who has been a resident of Fulton county for fifty-three years died at his home in Tiosa at 8:30 o'clock Friday night after an illness of seven months duration, due to complications.
The deceased was born in Pennsylvania on March 13, 1863. His parents were Frederick and Catherine DECK. On October 29, 1891 he was married to Viola DECK.
Mr. Deck came to this county from his birthplace in Pennsylvania. He was well known by many farmers. For many years he operated a threshing outfit in rings in the eastern and northerin parts of the county.
Survivors are the widow, three sisters, who live in Pennsylvania and three grandchildren, Fred [DECK], South Bend, Robert [DECK[ Fort Wayne and Pauline [DECK] of Logansport.
The funeral services will be held from the Brethren Church at Tiosa at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. THOMAS of Argos in charge, assisted by Rev. LEMMERT of Tiosa. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

Noble Bud McHENRY, aged 19, a former resident of this city, died at 2:30 o'clock Friday morning in the home of his mother Mrs. May SULLIVAN, 1820 East Bowman Street, South Bend. The deceased had been ill for twelve days prior to his death. He was born August 29, 1915 in this city and moved to South Bend fourteen years ago from Monterey. Surviving are the mother and brother Lawrence McHENRY of South Bend. Private funeral services will be held at the home of his mother.

Monday, October 15, 1934

Ralph LEBO, aged 49, farmer of near Bruce Lake and former superintendent of the Fulton county highway system, died at 1:07 o'clock Monday morning in the Woodlawn Hospital. Death was caused by an infection of the brain.
Mr. Lebo was taken ill on Thursday. Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock he was taken to the Woodlawn Hospital. All efforts to check the infection failed.
The deceased has been a life long resident of Fulton county. He was born on June 15, 1885 near Kewanna. His parents died when he was young and he was reared by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry LEBO.
Mr. Lebo at the time of his death resided on a farm four miles northwest of Kewanna on the Culver road. He had been a farmer all of his life. Mr. Lebo who was a republican served as county highway superintendent from 1929 to 1933. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Gleaner lodges.
Survivors are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. William HUNTER, Indianapolis, Julia [LEBO] and Alice [LEBO] at home, a son, Raymond [LEBO], Kokomo, two half-brothers, Earl BAIR, Indianapolis and Theodore BAIR, Mishawaka, four half-sisters, Mrs. Edna BARNETT, and Mrs. Caroline WELLER, Kewanna, Mrs. Agnes SHADLE, Delong and Mrs. Bertha FOREST, Akron, Ohio.
The funeral services will be held from the Community Church at Bruce Lake at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. The services will be in charge of Rev. C. Y. GILMER. Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.

Mrs. Florence T. LEE, aged 56 years, died at her home in Plymouth, on West Harrison Street, Saturday evening at 9:30, October 13th. She had been failing in health several months, the seriousness of which was eight weeks.
Surviving are her husband, Albert LEE, Mrs. Viola DRAKE, a daughter of Plymouth, Ind., two brothers Chas. HOLEM, Paris, Ill., Ira HOLEM, South Bend, three sisters, Miss Mary HOLEM, Plymouth, Mrs. Esther BEATTY, Plymouth, Mrs. Etta BEEHLER, Rochester, Ind.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Trinity Church, southwest of Plymouth, Tuesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. SAUERWINE, with burial in McElrath Cemetery. The body will be returned to the home from the Johnson Funeral Home, Monday afternoon, where friends may call up until the hour of the service.

Funeral services were conducted at the Akron Church of God at two o'clock Monday afternoon for Mrs. Rosella WEIRICK WHITTENBERGER, of Akron who passed away Saturday afternoon at 12:10 o'clock. Death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered two years ago. Mrs. Whittenberger had been a resident of Akron for the past four years and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and Miami counties.
Rosella, daughter of Henry and Matilda WEIRICK, was born in Miami county on January 26th, 1877. On March 16, 1909 she was married to Orville WHITTENBERGER, the ceremony being pronounced at Rochester, Ind. The survivors are the husband, three sisters, Mrs. Lynn LAVENGOOD, of Shelbyville, Ky., Mrs. Mary ROSE, of Indianapolis, and Maude WEIRICK, and a brother Thomas WEIRICK of Anderson, Ind.
The services were in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron and interment was made in the Akron cemetery.

Alva STAHL, former resident of this city, died at his home in Los Angeles, Cal., early today his sister Mrs. Louella BRICKLE learned in a telegram. The cause of the death was not stated in the telegram. Cecil STAHL, a son of the deceased, was here visiting with his aunt when the word came of his father's death. He will return to California. Mr. Stahl at one time operated the COLONIAL HOTEL. His family was one of the oldest ones in Fulton county. A sister Miss M. Alice STAHL died here several months ago.

Tuesday, October 16, 1934

Another Rochester pioneer resident of high esteem, Mrs. Peter M. BUCHANAN, 228 West Tenth Street, was claimed in death at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning at her home. Her demise was attributed to cancer, following an illness of about five years duration.
Mrs. Buchanan, who possessed a most pleasing personality, had a legion of friends throughout this community, and prior to her last illness she took an active part in the religious, social and fraternal activities of the city.
Margaret Jane [RICHESON], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. RICHESON, was born in New Waverly, Indiana, on November 5th, 1860. In the year of 1883 she was united in wedlock to Peter M. BUCHANAN, the ceremony being pronounced at New Waverly. Following their marriage, the couple removed to Rochester where they have since resided. Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary last year.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Victoria Reading Circle of this city.
The survivors are the husband, and three sons, Blythe BUCHANAN , of Mishawaka, Ind.; Harry G. BUCHANAN of South Bend, Ind.; and George BUCHANAN of Rochester.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be held at the Methodist Church Thursday afternoon, two o'clock. Interment will be made in the mausoleum.

Relatives of Leiters Ford have received word of the death of two former residents of that community. Henry GINTHER, aged 69, who for many years lived on a farm west of Leiters Ford, died suddenly Sunday night at his home in Pueblo, Colo. His father, John Q. GINTHER, died at his home near Leiters Ford on October 3. Survivors are the widow, a son, John [GINTHER], and a brother, William [GINTHER], of South Bend. Mr. Ginther visited in Leiters Ford two years ago. Burial will probably be made at Pueblo.
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Charles GOCHENOUR, aged 65, died at his home in North Dakota Sunday evening from cancer. He formerly lived in the Sharon community, south of Leiters Ford. Relatives are expecting word that the body will be brought back to Leiters Ford for burial. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Everett BALL and Miss Dondas COUGHENOUR, South Bend, three sons, Harry [COUGHENOUR], Purl [COUGHENOUR] and Kenneth [COUGHENOUR] of South Bend, three nephews, Clark COUGHENOUR and Amos WAGONER, both of Leiters Ford and Fred COUGHENOUR of Monterey and a niece, Mrs. Ray BABCOCK of Fulton.

Wednesday, October 17, 1934

George E. JEFFERIES, 50, life-long resident of Henry township, passed away Tuesday afternoon, one o'clock at his home northeast of Akron. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of over five years. Mr. Jefferies had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county.
George Elmer, son of Buel and Mary JEFFERIES, was born in Fulton county on November 26th, 1884. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Millie HIRE. Prior to his illness he followed the occupation of farming. The survivors are his widow; the mother, Mrs. Mary Ann JEFFERIES; a brother, Price JEFFERIES, and three sisters, Mrs. Maude CLARK, Mrs. Alice BURTON, and Mrs. Flossie COPLEN.
Funeral services will be held at the Jefferies home Thursday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. DeWITT, of Mentone, will have charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Mrs. Jerome JOHNSON, aged 82, a life long resident of Fulton county, died at her home in Akron at 11:45 o'clock today. The obituary will be carried in the News-Sentinel Thursday. Paul WHITCOMB is a grandson of the deceased.

Thursday, October 18, 1934

Mrs. Elizabeth CLAYBURN, aged 83, died at her home, 1328 South Monroe Street at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered sixteen days ago.
The deceased was born [Elizabeth STAVER] on May 9, 1851 in Wabash county. Her parents were Daniel and Sarah STAVER. Mrs. Clayburn has been a resident of Fulton county for the past fifty years moving here from Wabash county.
On November 1, 1870 the deceased was married to William CLAYBURN in a ceremony which was performed at North Manchester. Mr. Clayburn preceded his wife in death several years ago.
Survivors are three daughters, Jennie [CLAYBURN] and Pearl CLAYBURN], at home, and Mrs. Myrtle PRATT, at Kewanna, four sons, Fred [CLAYBURN] and Oscar [CLAYBURN] at home, Edward [CLAYBURN] at Silver Lake and Clyde [CLAYBURN] of Grass Creek and eleven grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. B. G. FIELD in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Ellen JOHNSON, aged 83, died at her home in Akron at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday after an illness of several years duration due to complications incident to old age. For the past five months the deceased has been bedfast.
Mrs. Johnson was born near Cairo, Ohio on February 5, 1851, the daughter of Paul and Catherine SCHINDLER. She was married to Jerome JOHNSON on January 2, 1873. He preceded his wife in death. For the past sixteen years, Mrs. Johnson has resided in Akron moving there from Ohio. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Del WHITCOMB of Akron, a sister, Mrs. Sarah ZARTMAN, Fulton, and two brothers, Jacob SCHINDLER, Logansport and A. J. SCHINDLER, Green Oak, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Twin sons died in infancy. Mrs. Glen RAMSEY of Akron, a daughter died ten years ago.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. I. R. GODWIN in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

While assisting a farmer neighbor in the digging of potatoes Samuel K. BECHTOL, 61, of Nyona Lake suffered a heart attack and dropped dead at six o'clock Wednesday evening. Frank FISHER, a friend, was with the stricken man when he passed away before medical aid could be summoned. Mr. Bechtol had been at work in the patch throughout the afternoon and the attack was attributed to over-exertion.
The deceased had operated a filling station and grocery store at Lake Nyona for the past several years and had made a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Miami and Fulton counties.
Samuel K., son of Joseph and Lucinda BECHTOL, was born on a farm near Nappanee, Ind., on November 11th, 1873. Mr. Bechtol's first wife preceded him in death a number of years ago and ten years ago he was united in wedlock to Mrs. Della BLOSSER who survives. Children surviving by the former marriage are Mrs. Fern HARDY, of Logansport, Mrs. B. HOLLOWAY, of Rochester, Mrs. Gladys SHAUN, of Nappanee, Indiana, and a son Russell BECHTOL, of Lucerne. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters, William BECHTOL, of South Bend, Clarence BECHTOL, of Chicago, Mrs. Bessie BURNETT, of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton Brethren Church. Interment will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Friday, October 19, 1934

Walter BARBER, aged 58, assessor of Henry township, died at his farm home five miles east of Akron at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of two months. During the past month Mr. Barber had been bedfast.
The deceased was born in Seward township, Kosciusko county, on September 13, 1876. His parents were Sylvester and Clarissa BARBER. Mr. Barber has been a resident of Henry township since he was a young man.
Mr. Barber was a republican and was elected assessor of Henry township eight years ago and was re-elected in 1930.
During the past 15 years he has resided in Akron. Last spring he moved to his farm home east of Akron, which farm was tenanted by his son-in-law, Ora SHOEMAKER. Thirty-nine years ago in December, Mr. Barber was married to Amanda ROBERTS. He attended the  Church of God at Akron.
Survivors include the widow, son, Russell BARBER, Akron, three daughters, Mrs. SHOEMAKER, Miss Mary BARBER at home, and Mrs. Galen WALKER, Akron, a sister, Mrs. George RIDER, Pierceton, and an uncle, John STEVENS, Leesburg, and seven grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God located at the corner of Maple and Walnut streets in Akron at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Herman HEDGES of Auburn in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. Alice Amanda YARRICK, aged 71, died at her home in Argos at 9 o'clock Thursday evening from injuries which she received Monday morning when she tripped and fell down the cellarway at her home. Since the time of the accident, Mrs. Yarrick had been rational only a part of the time.
Mrs. Yarrick was alone in her home at the time of the accident. It is thought she tripped on her dress as she started to descend the cellar stairway while taking some fruit to be stored. She was found by Dale VORIS, a neighbor who went to call on her.
The deceased was born [Alice Amanda WICKIZER] near Plymouth on August 5, 1863, the daughter of Andrew and Phoebe WICKIZER. A few years after her birth Mrs. Yarrick's parents moved to the Argos community where she continued to reside until the time of her death.
On May 1, 1884 the deceased was married to Ira B. YARRICK in a ceremony which was performed at Plymouth. She was a member of the Christian Church at Argos. So serious were Mrs. Yarrick's injuries that it was impossible to move her to the Kelly Hospital in Argos for an X-ray examination. It is thought a fracture of the skull caused her death.
Survivors are the husband, a son, Clyde YARRICK, Bremen, a daughter, Mrs. Edna VORIS, Argos, two brothers, Perry WICKIZER, Culver, and Victor WICKIZER, Denver, Colo., and a sister, Mrs. Dora BARNES of Argos. A son, Ray YARRICK, died on March 10, 1919.
The family stated this afternoon that the funeral arrangements had not been completed.

Saturday, October, 20, 1934

Mrs. Amanda C. CAREY, aged 70, died late Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gifford Chapman at Monterey. Death was due to heart trouble. Mrs. Carey had been ill for over one year.
The deceased was born near Winamac and has lived in this vicinity nearly all of her life. Her parents were Michael and Rebecca OVERMYER. She was united in marriage to Ulyssus CAREY and who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Carey was a member of the River Bank Church near Winamac. Survivors are Mrs. Gifford CHAPMAN at whose home she made her demise; two sons, Charles CAREY at Culver and Floyd CAREY of Winamac; 10 grandchildren, a niece, Mrs. John BAIR and nephew, William OVERMYER.
Funeral services will be conducted at the River Bank Church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Rev. L. E. SMITH will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Grove cemetery at Winamac.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ira YARRICK will be held Sunday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Christian Church in Argos. Rev. A. M. THOMAS of the Argos Christian Church and Rev. R. O. KIMBERLINE, of the Argos Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Monday, October 22, 1934

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Tuesday, October 23, 1934

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth HECKATHORNE, aged 91, died at 5 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George BLACK, who resides on a farm southeast of Fulton. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed a long illness.
The deceased was born near Carey Town, Ohio, on June 23, 1842, the daughter of Henry and Sarah SWARTZLANDER. She has been a resident of Miami and Fulton counties all of her life. Her husband who preceded her in death was Henry HECKATHORNE. They were married 70 years ago.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. BLACK, two sons, Henry HECKATHORNE of near Macy and Milton HECKATHORNE of Peru, twenty grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church at Fulton at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN of Decatur will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Fulton.

Mrs. Cora GREGORY, aged 42, a former resident of the Fulton community, died in the St. Joseph's Hospital in South Bend at 3 p.m. Monday from pneumonia. She had been ill one week. Mrs. Gregory was the daughter of Arthur and Alice SUTTON. Her husband, Leon GREGORY survives as does her stepmother, Mrs. Ella SUTTON and a brother, James SUTTON, both of Logansport. The body was taken to the Ditmire and son funeral parlor at Fulton where it was prepared for burial. Funeral services will be held from the Gregory home, 1238 East Cedar Street, South Bend, at 10:30 a.m., Thursday. The body will then be taken to the Ditmire Funeral Home at Fulton where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be made in the Sutton cemetery in Pulaski county.

Wednesday, October 24, 1934

Funeral services for Edward N. MESICK, aged 64, president of the Central States Bridge and Sturctural Company of Indianapolis, who died at his home in Indianapolis Saturday, were held Tuesday. Mr. Mesick spent his vacations at his summer home on the west shore of Lake Manitou. The widow, two daughters, sister and brother survive.

Funeral services for Marjorie Alma [SMITH], four months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis SMITH who reside on R.R. 7, were held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday from the home. Rev. Harold TURPIN was in charge. Burial was made in the cemetery at Hanna. The child was taken ill last Thursday. Death was due to indigestion. She was born here on June 14, 1934. Survivors are the parents, two sisters, Mary Jane [SMITH] and Helen Louise [SMITH], a brother, William James [SMITH] and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George SMITH of this city and Charles MILLS of Michigan City.

Thursday, October 25, 1934

Peru, Ind., Oct 25. (UP) -- A jury in Miami circuit court today found Clarence HICKS, of Peru, guilty on charges of manslaughter in connection with the death of Lyman EARHART, a World War veteran, of Macy.
Judge Hal C. PHELPS said sentence would be pronounced later today.
The jury debated the case all last night.
Hicks was accused of shooting Earhart after the Macy man had signaled to Hicks' 16-year-old step-daughter, Lennis TOWNSEND, by flashing a light in her bedroom window. The shooting occurred in the yard of the Hicks' home a few weeks ago.
The state had demanded the death penalty.

Friday, October 26, 1934

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Saturday, October 27, 1934

Mrs. Mary KNOX, aged 60, wife of William KNOX, died at her home in Walnut at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon after a week's illness which followed a stroke of paralysis which she suffered on October 19.
The deceased was born in Manchester, Ohio on October 4, 1874. Her parents were Alex and Matilda SHELTON. She had been a resident of Walnut for the past twenty-seven years.
Mrs. Knox lived in Ohio until she reached her majority. She then moved to Illinois until the time she came to Walnut to reside. The deceased was married on March 4, 1896 in Manchester, Ohio. She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church.
Survivors are the husband, a son, Alex (KNOX], South Bend, three daughters, Myrtle [KNOX], Marie [KNOX] and Sylvia [KNOX], all of South Bend, three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Myra KIRK, Manchester, Ohio, and three brothers, Willis [SHELTON], Marion, Tyria [SHELTON], Hillsboro, O., and Guynn [SHELTON], Ravina, O. Two children preceded her in death.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at Walnut at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Burial services were held in the cemetery at Athens this afternoon for Mrs. Effie MOORE, age 42, wife of L. E. MOORE of Peru. Mrs. Moore died in Peru Thursday afternoon after a three months illness due to complications peritonitis. She was a former resident of the Athens community but has lived in Peru for the past 16 years. She was a daughter of Peter EHLINGER of this city who survives. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Peru. Survivors are the husband, mother, four daughters, son and brother. A daughter is Dorothy HAIMBAUGH of this city.

Monday, October 29, 1934

David SULT, aged 62, well known and prominent Richland township farmer, died suddenly Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock at his home ten miles northeast of the city after he had suffered a heart attack.
Mr. Sult has been in ill health for several years due to heart trouble. His death was entirely unexpected. He suffered the attack shortly after he had finished his evening meal. He died before a doctor arrived.
The deceased was born in Missouri on January 12, 1872. His parents moved to this county two years after his birth since which time he has been a resident of Fulton county.
Mr. Sult was married to Miss Ella ZECHIEL. He was a member of the Grand View Evangelical Church. Mr. Sult was a farmer and followed that occupation all of his life.
Survivors are the widow, two sons, Clifford SULT and Harry Lee SULT both of whom reside in South Bend, a daughter, sister and two brothers.
The funeral services will be held from the Grand View Evangelical Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The cortege will leave the home at 1 o'clock. Burial will be made in the South Germany cemetery.

Tuesday, October 30, 1934

Mrs. Florence ENGLISH, aged 71, died at the home of her son, Willis English who resides on a farm a mile west of Macy at 5:05 p.m. Monday. Death was due to diabetes and followed an illness of a year. For the past three months the deceased has been bedfast.
Mrs. English was born in Hendricks county in February 1863. Her parents were Willis and Nancy TALBOT. In 1882 she was married to John ENGLISH who died in 1917,
Since the death of her husband Mrs. English has been making her home with her son. She came to the Macy vicinity from Hendricks county several years ago. Mrs. English was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Thorntown.
Survivors are the son, Willis ENGLISH, and a sister, Mrs. Scottie SHEETS of Thorntown.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the home of a nephew, Charles RUTLEDGE of near Danville, Ind. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Danville.

Wednesday, October 31, 1934

Abner C. CHURCHILL, aged 68, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home four and a half miles southwest of Akron. He had been in ill health for the past two years due to heart trouble and complications.
The deceased was born on a farm near Beaver Dam on March 20, 1866, the son of Levi and Lydia CHURCHILL. He has lived in Fulton County for the past eighteen years moving here from Kosciusko county.
Mr. Churchill who was married to Miss Meldora FRIEND at Akron on October 26, 1889, was a farmer and followed that occupation all of his life. He was a member of the Church of God at Akron.
Surviving are the widow, two sons, Paul [CHURCHILL], Ann Arbor, Mich., and Orval [CHURCHILL] of Akron, two daughters, Mrs. Beulah PRATT and Mrs. Evelyn NUTZEL, both of Royal Oak, Mich., a brother, Charles [CHURCHILL] of Akron, a sister, Mrs. Rose CARPENTER, San Francisco, Cal., and ten grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held from the Saints Church at Akron at 10 a.m. Friday with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Lora N. THARP, aged 41, a former resident of this city, died in the St. Joseph's Hospital in Mishawaka Monday after an illness of three weeks. Survivors are his [sic] mother, two sons, and two daughters. The funeral services were held Wednesday afgternoon with burial at Tippecanoe.

Thursday, November 1, 1934

Mrs. Roy CZAPANSKY of this city has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Herman CZAPANSKY which occurred early today at her home in Lamont, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Czapansky, who prior to her marriage was Eliza Jane HERING, was born in Rochester, Indiana, on December 13th, 1866. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to B. F. OWENS, who passed away 40 years ago. In the year of 1901 she was united in wedlock to Herman CZAPANSKY and shortly thereafter went to Oklahoma to reside.
Survivors are the husband, brother Charles HERING of this city, three daughters, Mrs. CZAPANSKY of this city, Mrs. H. B. NORMAN and Mrs. VERNON, both of Whiting, two sons, Dean [CZAPANSKY], Grand Junction, Colo., and Dale [CZAPANSKY], at home, two stepchildren and 10 grandchildren.
The deceased was the daughter of the late Jake and Mary HERING who passed away at their home in this city several years ago.

Mrs. Hilma WARREN ECKSTROM passed away at the home of her sister Mrs. John BROWN, south of Montrey, Friday, October 26, with pneumonia and complications following an illness of three months. She was born August 31, 1861 in Grastrop, Sweden, and came to Chicago in 1882 and to Monterey three years ago. Her husband, Oscar ECKSTROM, died in 1927. She had no children, but had three nephews and one niece, one brother-in-law and one sister, Mr. and Mrs. John BROWN, at whose home she had lived for the past three years. She had been a member of the Ladies of the Maccabees for fourteen years.
The funeral was held Monday at Luckenbill chapel in Leiters Ford, Rev. M. W. SHRIDER officiating. Burial was in Hartz cemetery.

Twelve Mile, Ind., Nov. 1. -- Alice BOOKWALTER, 77, died Tuesday morning at 3:30 o'clock at her home two miles southwest of here after a three-day illness from paralysis. She was a life-long resident of this community and a member of the Bethlehem M.E. Church from where the funeral was held today at 2 o'clock with Rev. SCOTTEN officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
Surviving are a granddaughter, Fay SPENCER, 702 High street, Logansport, a brother, A. T. LEFFEL, of near Twelve Mile; two half-brothers, Jacob [ABSHIRE] and Marmon ABSHIRE, of near Twelve Mile, and a half-sister, Mrs. Nell MORROW, of near Twelve Mile.

Friday, November 2, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Henry FROMM and Mr. I. N. GOOD attended the funeral in Indianapolis Thursday of the late George CORNELIUS for many years a resident of this city. Mr. Cornelius was born in Rochester on April 11, 1868 and died in Indianapolis on October 30.

His parents were the late A. D. and Helen CORNELIUS who were pioneer residents of this city. The deceased was a contractor. Survivors are his wife, two sons, daughter and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Amanda Luzetta NICODEMUS, 65, well known resident of Macy, succumbed Thursday afternoon at four o'clock at her home on Piety Hill in that town. The deceased had been in ill health for over a year from a complication of diseases.
Amanda Luzetta, daughter of Elkain and Elizabeth OXLEY, was born in Missouri on August 4th, 1869. Fifty years ago she was united in wedlock to George Valentine NICODEMUS, who survives. Mrs. Nicodemus, who is a member of the Macy Methodist Church, has been a resident of Macy for 33 years and has a wide acquaintance of friends in that community. The survivors are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Louie HERLAN, of Peru, Mrs. Leo POOLE, of Chicago, a sister Mrs. Oscar MANSFIELD, of Rochester, a brother Wilson OXLEY, of Twelve Mile and six grandchildren.
Funeral services, in charge of Rev. Ernest LUTES, will be held Saturday morning at ten o'clock at the Macy Methodist Church. Burial will be made in the Mexico, Indiana cemetery.

Word was received here today of the death of Edman A. LEFFEL, of Twelve Mile, which occurred Thursday evening at eight o'clock. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of eight months duration. Mr. Leffel who was 71 years of age, succumbed in the house in which he was born. He was a prominent farmer of the community.
The survivors are the widow, a son, Roy [LEFFEL], of Twelve Mile, seven grandchildren, a brother, Wheeler LEFFEL, and three step-sons. Mr. Leffel was a brother of the late Mrs. Henry A. BARNHART. Funeral services will be held at the Bethlehem Church east of Twelve Mile Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The services will be in charge of Rev. SCOTTEN. Interment will be made in an adjoining cemetery.

Saturday, November 3, 1934

Mrs. Mary DRUDGE, age 83, died at her home three and one-half miles southeast of Akron at 6:30 o'clock this morning from injuries which she received in a fall Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Drudge, who lived with her son, Robert, was very feeble. While walking around the home she tripped and fell. Mrs. Drudge received internal injuries and a fracture of the right hip.
The deceased was born on October 29, 1851 on a farm near Silver Lake. Her parents were Elijah and Elizabeth BOLIN. On December 25, 1875 she was married to William DRUDGE who died twenty-three years ago.
Mrs. Drudge had lived on the same farm where she died for the past 32 years moving there from Silver Lake. She was a member of the Methodist church at South Pleasant which is located south of Silver Lake.
Survivors are three sons, Elijah DRUDGE and Charles DRUDGE, both of Warsaw, Robert [DRUDGE] at home, ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the South Pleasant M.E. Church Monday. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Funeral services were held at Ora Saturday afternoon 2 o'clock for James FRY, aged 71, of Ora. Burial was made in the cemetery at Monterey. Mr. Fry died Wednesday night at his home in Ora after a short illness due to heart trouble. He was a resident of the Ora and Monterey communities all of his life. Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Henry LUDWIG of Ora and Mrs. Helen WRIGHT of Delong and two sons, Frank FRY, Delong, and Clarence FRY, Monterey.

Monday, November 5, 1934

Mrs. Sarah Ellen TEEMS, aged 77, died at 2 o'clock Monday morning at her home four miles southeast of Fulton. Death was due to Bright's disease and followed an illness of two years.
Mrs. Teems was born in Sandusky, Ohio on June 13, 1857 the daughter of John and Catherine OVERMYER. She has been a resident of Fulton County for forty years moving here from her birthplace.
The deceased was married to John Henry TEEMS on September 3, 1883 in a ceremony which was performed at Winamac. Mr. Teems died 26 years ago. Mrs. Teems was a member of the Zion Methodist Church.
Survivors are three sons, George [TEEMS], North Manchester, Arney [TEEMS], Huntington, and John [TEEMS[, Eagle Grove, Iowa, three daughters, Mrs. Cora ARTHURHULTZ, Mishawaka, Mrs. Hattie MICHAEL, South Bend, and Mrs. Edith TEEL, Indianapolis, 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Twelve Mile United Brethren Church with Rev. SHAFFER in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Twelve Mile.

Tuesday, November 6, 1934

The second tragedy in two weeks befell the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lott GROSSMAN, farmer living four miles southeast of Argos, last night. Their son, Gerald Devonne [GROSSMAN], born June 10, 1933, died suddenly at 1:45 o'clock this morning. Death was due to heart trouble.
The child had been ill but a day or two and was not believed in a serious condition. During the night the child climbed out of his bed and had walked to the kitchen where he fell over. The sound of his body falling on the floor aroused his parents but he was dead when they reached him.
Two weeks ago their oldest son, Dwight, about 15 years old, was kicked in the abdomen by a horse the blow puncturing his liver. He was rushed to the hospital in Rochester and it was thought for almost two weeks that he would not recover. Sunday, however, he was somewhat improved and believed to be out of danger.
Survivors are the parents, four brothers, Leroy [GROSSMAN], Dwight [GROSSMAN], Lowell [GROSSMAN] and George [GROSSMAN]; three sisters, Martha [GROSSMAN], Leona [GROSSMAN] and Virgina [GROSSMAN], and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney GROSSMAN and Mrs. Mark LANE.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Walnut Church at Walnut with the Rev. W. R. FEHEIZER in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Kewanna, Nov. 6. -- Suffering a sudden heart attack Mrs. Bertha M. MASON, 51, died unexpectedly at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at her home four miles northwest of Kewanna.
Surviving are the husband, Guy MASON, four sons, Voyla [MASON] and Robert [MASON] of Wisconsin; Otha [MASON] of South Bend and Kenneth [MASON] at home, three daughters, Mrs. Harold ULRICH of near Logansport; Mrs. J. G. ALBERT of Granger, Ind; and Miss Mary MASON of Granger; and three brothers, Ora BLAKE of Little Rock, Arkansas; Clarence BLAKE of Logansport, and Harry BLAKE of Ohio.
Funeral rites were held at the Fletcher's Lake Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Mrs. Minnie TIMBERS, aged 73, a life-long resident of Rochester, was found dead on the floor of the kitchen in her home at 1016 South Madison Street at 8:15 o'clock Tuesday morning by Miss Mae KERN. Death was due to a heart attack which she suffered probably Monday afternoon.
The body was found by Miss Kern after Russell WILSON who was a roomer in the Timbers home bcame suspicious. Miss Kern and Mr. Wilson are both employed at the Wilson Grain Company. It had been Mrs. Timbers' custom to call Mr. Wilson each morning.
Mrs.Timbers failed to do this this morning and after reaching the elevator Mr. Wilson after thinking the matter over thought that Mrs. Timbers might be sick and sent Miss Kern to make an investigation. She found the lifeless body of Mrs. Timbers.
Mrs. Timbers had been stricken while mopping the floor of the kitchen. The mop was still in her hands. Other indications that she had died yesterday was the condition of the body, clothes which she had washed Monday morning were still on the line and the News-Sentinel of last night was still lying on the porch.
Mrs. Timbers had been in ill health for several years and had been taking treatment for heart trouble. Her death was entirely unexpected. Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN was called and pronounced death due to a heart attack. The coroner's report also showed death had occurred Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Timbers was born in this city on September 15, 1861. She was one of ten children born to Edward and Mary ANDERSON. On September 25, 1884 she was married to Oliver TIMBERS who preceded her in death on March 20, 1934. His death was caused by a sudden heart attack. Mrs. Timbers was a member of the United Brethren Church. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Timbers lived on a farm near Athens.
Survivors are a son Archie TIMBERS, Madison, Wis., daughter Mrs. Henry MOORE, who resides on a farm near Athens, two sisters, Mrs. Philip COOK of this city and Mrs. Iva WHITTENBERGER of Athens, brother John P. ANDERSON, Duluth, Minn., and six grandchildren.
The family stated at press time of the News-Sentinel that the funeral arrangements had not been completed.

Wednesday, November 7, 1934

Funeral services for Miss Minnie TIMBERS will be held at the home on South Madison Street Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, Rev. Loren STINE, pastor of the United Brethren Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

John A. BRINGHAM, aged 71, died at his home, 1415 South Main street at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to complications. He had been ill since April first.
The deceased was born at Montmorenci on July 21, 1863. His parents were Samuel and Martha BRINGHAM. He was married to Miss Flora ROBINSON at Montmorenci on March 25, 1890.

Mr. Bringham had been a resident of this city for the past eighteen years, coming here from Montmorenci. In his early life he was a contractor. In his later life he followed the occupation of a farmer. He was a member of the Rochester Methodist Church and the Brotherhood Class in that Sunday School.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Miss Margaret BRINGHAM of strs [sic] Mrs. Mildred IRELAN, Kokomo [sic] South Bend, two sons Wilbur [BRINGHAM] of this city and John [BRINGHAM] of South Bend, a brother Martin [BRINGHAM] of Los Angeles, Cal., two sisters Mrs. T. S. THORNBURG, Tipton and Mrs. A. H. HOLDER, Indianapolis, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the Rochester Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge assisted by Rev. W. L. CLOUGH. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, November 8, 1934

Mrs. Elizabeth BARLOW, aged 85, well known resident of Argos, died at her home on North Maple Avenue in Argos at 11 o'clock Wednesday night. Death was due to diseases incident to old age. She had been in ill health for a year and bedfast for several weeks.
The deceased was born at Greenfield, Indiana on Octoer 21, 1849. Her parents were Warren and Maria CHURCH. She was married to Francis Marion BARLOW in a ceremony which was performed at Connersville on June 9, 1866.
Mrs. Barlow has been a resident of Argos for the past 36 years, moving there from Connersville. Her death occurred on the fifty-fifth birthday of her son, Charles, who lived with her. Mrs. Barlow was a member of the Argos Christian Church and the Woman's Relief Corps.
Survivors are three sons, Charles [BARLOW], Isaac [BARLOW] and William [BARLOW], all of Argos, two daughters, Mrs. Rittie VANCE, Argos, and Mrs. Sarah NEISWANGER, South Bend, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Henry CHURCH, Connersville, a nephew of Mrs. Barlow, will be in charge of the service, assisted by Rev. A. N. THOMAS, pastor of the Christian Church at Argos. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Friday, Novemer 9, 1934

Wilbur EWING, aged 67, well known farmer of Richland township died at noon Thursday at his farm home five miles north of Leiters Ford. Death was due to paralysis. He had been in ill health for the past three years.
The deceased was born in Peru on March 27, 1867. His parents were Jackson and Emma EWING. Forty-two years ago he was married to Miss Ella GROVE. Mr. Ewing was a member of the Rochester Odd Fellows Lodge.
Mr. and Mrs. Ewing moved to this county from Miami thirty-five years ago and settled on a farm in the Poplar Grove neighborhood east of Kewanna where they lived until three years ago when they moved to Richland township.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Fern MASTERS, of Kewanna, and Mrs. Chloe JACKSON, of this city, a son, Harry EWING, at home, brother Oliver KING of this city and sister Mrs. Margaret BURNS, Rochester, and four grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the home with Rev. H. F. BULGER, pastor of the Christian Church at Kewanna, in charge. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery near Tiosa.

Saturday, November 10, 1934

Relatives here Saturday morning received word of the death of Mrs. Mary Belle TONER, age 75, wife of Al TONER of Plymouth which occurred in the Marshall County Hospital at Plymouth this morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of two years duration. The deceased was better known here as Mrs. Dolly SEIGFRIED. Little could be learned here today about Mrs. Toner's life as her immediate family were in Plymouth. The funeral services will be held sometime Tuesday. The deceased was a daughter of the late Nelson and Lucy SHAFER who were pioneer residents of this city. Survivors include a son Atwell SIEGFRIED, Haines City, Fla., and three brothers, Dr. Archie BROWN and William BROWN of this city and John BROWN of Jackson, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Edna WALLER, Chicago.

Harry C. BODEY, aged 60, well-known farmer who lived eight miles north of Rochester on Road 31 died Friday afternoon in Woodlawn Hospital following an operation for appendicitis. The deceased had been in ill health due to heart trouble for the past year. He was brought to the hospital two weeks ago.
Mr. Bodey's family was one of the most prominent ones in Walnut township, Marshall county. He was one of seven children born to Samuel and Emma BODEY. He was born on May 18, 1874 in the same house in which he died. He was married to Leora SNYDER on December 31, 1899.
Mr. Bodey during the past year had made an intensive study of religious denominations although he had never affiliated with any church. A short time before his death he notified his family that he had made all of the arrangements for his funeral and then told them his plans.
One of Mr. Bodey's requests was that a minister of the Universalist Church deliver the funeral oration. The family will fulfill all of Mr. Bodey's requests as to his funeral. A minister from a Universalist Church at South Bend will be in charge. The services will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Sunday with burial in the cemetery at Richland Center.
Survivors are the widow, three sons, Clifton [BODEY], Elton [BODEY] and Herman ]BODEY] and a daughter Dorothy [BODEY], all at home.

Friends in Leiters Ford have been notified of the death of Dr. W. J. BERTRAND, aged 73, a former resident and practicing physician in Aubbeenaubbee township which occurred at his home in Coloma, Mich., Thursday. Death occurred after a year's illness. Dr. Bertrand was associated with the late Dr. B. F. OVERMYER in the practice of medicine at Leiters Ford a number of years ago. He practiced for eight years in Fulton county and always called Leiters Ford his home. His brother Charles BERTRAND was in business at Leiters Ford for many years. The funeral services will be held Sunday in Coloma, with burial in the Bertrand plot in the cemetery there. Mrs. B. F. OVERMYER, Mrs. Martha ROUCH and a number of other residents of Leiters Ford will attend the services.

Monday, November 12, 1934

Mertie "Pub" MILLER, aged 56, well-known local resident was found dead in bed at his rooms 128 1/2 East 8th street, this city at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Death which was attributed to heart trouble was believed to have occurred around four o'clock Saturday morning, Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN stated. The discovery of the death was made by William CHAMBERLAIN at the Chamberlain Bros. cigar store at which place Mr. Miller had been employed as janitor for the past several years.
Mertie, son of John and Eliza MILLER, was born on a farm east of Athens on January 2nd, 1878, and had been a resident of this community all of his life. For a long number of years he was fireman at the local electric light plant and in later years found employment as a laborer and janitor. The survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Bertie HAVENS, of Huntington, Ind., and Mrs. C. W. HIGHWAY, of Mishawaka. Two sisters, a brother and his parents preceded in death.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Loren STINE were conducted from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Albert TONER, 921 West Jefferson Street, Plymouth, a former resident of this city who died Saturday in the Marshall Counth Hospital at Plymouth will be held from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartments, 611 Main Street, at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The services will be in charge of Rev. John WALLENBERG. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
The deceased was better known in this city as Mrs. Dolly SEIGFRIED. She was born in Rochester on March 4, 1862 the daughter of Nelson and Lucy SHAFER. She was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Atwell SEIGFRIED, Haines City, Florida, three brothers, Dr. Archie BROWN and William BROWN, both of this city and John BROWN of Jackson, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Edna WALLER, Chicago, Ill.

Tuesday, November 13, 1934

Mrs. James WILBURN has received word of the death of her sister Miss Martha Jane STAFFORD which occurred in the Walker Sanitarium at Walker, Minn., several days ago. Death was due to tuberculosis and followed an illness of ten years duration. The funeral services were held from the Cathedral Church in St. Cloud, Minn., Monday morning. Miss Stafford had visited her sister here on several occasions and had a number of friends in this city.

Mrs. David BROOKER, aged 67, well known resident of Union township, died at her farm home eight miles west of Rochester at 1:15 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several years duration.
The deceased was born in Crawford county, Ohio, on February 7, 1867. Her parents were Phillip and Elizabeth KILE. She came to this county from her birthplace in Ohio fifty-five years ago.
On February 7, 1889, the deceased was married to David BROOKER in a ceremony which was preformed in this city. She has lived on a farm in Union township since that time. Mrs. Brooker was a member of the Lutheran Church.
She is survived by the husband, eight children, Mrs. Sam McKEE of Argos, Mrs. Fred RUTH, of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. Dean NEFF, of Rochester, Edwin E. BROOKER of Bruce Lake Station, Mrs. Lowell MASTERS of Plymouth, Mrs. Paul SNYDER of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. William HUDKINS of Kewanna, Mrs. Eugene SPENCER of Rochester; 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a brother, I. E. KILE of Kewanna.
Mrs. RUTH arrived at her mother's bedside a few hours before she died. She made the trip from California by aeroplane. Eleven hours was taken in making the trip from Los Angeles to Chicago. Another plane brought Mrs. Ruth from Chicago to Kewanna.
Funeral services are to be conducted from the Community Church at Lake Bruce Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery.

Wednesday, November 14, 1934

Floyd LAUNER has been called to Syracuse because of the death of his mother, Mrs. Laura LAUNER, aged 74, who died Monday evening after an illness of three years. The deceased's husband preceded his wife in death thirteen days. Three sons and three daughters survive. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon.

The will of the late Mrs. Emma CLOUD of Peru has been filed for progate in the Miami county circuit court. Mrs. Cloud left her estate to her three daughters, Mrs. Blanch WAGONER and Mrs. Ethel SNAPP of this city and Mrs. Lula PAUL of Gilead.

Thursday, November 15, 1934

Frank BROWN, aged 67, well known Rochester township farmer, died at his home three miles east of the city on the Fort Wayne road at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening. Death was due to a heart attack which he suffered while milking.
Mr. Brown had been in good health and his death was entirely unexpected. Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN was called and after holding his inquest, pronounced death due to a heart attack. Brown took sick while milking and before medical aid arrived, passed away.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on August 29, 1867, the son of Lewis and Lindia BROWN. He has lived in the McKinley neighborhood for 22 years, moving there from Twelve Mile. He was married to Miss Linnie CHAMP in a ceremony which was performed at Fulton on February 6, 1895.
The widow is the only survivor.
Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. L. E. SMITH, pastor of the Evangelical Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

George BEST, aged 63, died at his home in Leiters Ford at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death followed an illness of two and one-half years which followed a stroke of paralysis which he suffered at that time.
The deceased was born near Rochester on December 2, 1870. He had been a resident of Leiters Ford for the past 49 years, moving there from this city. He was married in Rochester to Delia BEST in 1897. He had followed the occupation of farming during his lifetime.
Survivors are the widow, four sons, Charles [BEST] and Russell [BEST], at home, and Norman [BEST] and Clarence [BEST] of South Bend, two brothers, Albert [BEST], Midland, Michigan and John [BEST], of Logansport, and four grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held from the Lukenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in charge of Rev. SHERWOOD of Logansport. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Logansport, Ind., Nov. 15. (UP) -- Frederick LANDIS, 62, author, editor and congressman-elect from the 2nd Indiana district died in Cass county hospital today from pneumonia.
He had been ill for nearly a month.
Landis was the only Indiana Republican to win a seat in Congress in the election November 6. His death will necessitate a special election to name a successor from the 2nd district.
Landis' wife, five of his six children and his brother, Kenesaw Mountain LANDIS, high commissioner of baseball, were at the bedside when death came. The sixth child, Kenesaw Mountain, II, was enroute from Denver, Colo., where he has been undergoing treatment for respiratory ailment.
Young Landis arrived in Chicago via plane at 4 a.m. today and hurried to Logansport by automobile.
Landis died at 3:33 a.m. He was stricken a fortnight before the election, was seriously ill for a time but slow improvement was so great that he was able to sit up election day.
His heart was so weakened by the long strain, that he suffered a relapse yesterday morning. His family was summoned to the hospital but Landis showed improvement last night. Another heart attack caused his death.
Landis' victory in the election was due largely to his personal popularity. His illness prevented his taking part in the closing weeks of the campaign.
Had he survived it would have been his third term in Congress, having served previously in the 58th and 59th session, 1903 to 1907.
Landis was the second member of his family to serve in Congress.
A brother Charles B. [LANDIS], was in the lower house from 1897 to 1907.
A graduate of Michigan University Law School, Landis divided his time between law, politics, writing and newspaper work.
He was editor of the Logansport Pharos-Tribune from 1926 to 1933 retiring to start his own magazine "The Hoosier Editor" and to make a series of radio talks.
Survivors include his widow, the former Bessie BARKER, four sons, Kenesaw Mountain [LANDIS], II, 23, Frederick [LANDIS], 21, Charles [LANDIS] 14, and Lincoln [LANDIS] 12, and two daughters, Elizabeth Ann [LANDIS], 21, and Frances Katherine [LANDIS], 16.
Frederick and Elizabeth are students at Indiana University.
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Frederick LANDIS, novelist, editor, playwright and politician, was born at Seven Mile, Butler County, O., Aug. 18, 1872, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Abraham H. LANDIS.
Three years later the family moved to Logansport.
Landis was graduated from Logansport High School and from the University of Michigan Law School. Following his graduation from Michigan in 1895 he started to practice law in Logansport.
His political career started in 1902 when he was elected to Congress from the old 11th district, defeating the veteran statesman, George W. STEEL, Marion. He was re-elected two years later, serving in the 58th and 59 Congresses. He was defeated for re-election in 1906, and returned to Logansport to embark upon a writing career.

Landis was in Congress at the same time that a brother, the late Charles B. LANDIS, former Delphi editor, was a member of the body. Charles served from 1897 to 1909. Another brother, Kenesaw Mountain LANDIS, is commissioner of professional baseball.
After devoting nearly three years to writing, Landis returned to Politics in 1912 to become one of the organizers of the Progressive party which sought to elect Theodore Roosevelt president.
Landis was temporary chairman of the party's first state convention in Indiana in 1912 and was a delegate at large to the national convention. He was defeated for election as lieutenant governor of Indiana on the Progressive ticket in the same year.
After the Progressive party broke up, Landis returned to the Republican ranks and unsuccessfully sought the nominiation for governor in 1932. He also failed to win the nomination for governor in 1908.
In the May primaries this year he won the Republican nomination for Congress from the second district and then went on to win the election Nov. 6, being the only Indiana Republican to win a seat in the National House of Representatives.
Landis wrote two novels, "The Angel of Lonesome Hill," and "The Glory of His Country." He was co-author of the latter when it was dramatized as "The Copperhead." His plays included "The People Are Coming," "The Water Wagon," and "Montana."
He was a former editor of the Logansport Pharos-Tribune but in his later years edited the "Hoosier Editor," a monthly periodical which contained his own essays, editorial and comments.
Landis was considered one of the most able orators in the state and was in constant demand for political gatherings and other meetings. He obtained national attention on a series of radio talks as "The Hoosier Editor."
Besides his brother, Kenesaw, Landis is survived by his widow, four sons, Kenesaw Mountain (II), Frederick, Jr., Charles and Lincoln, and two daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Frances.
Funeral services will be conducted from the residence at two p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. E. R. RICHARDS, former pastor of the Logansport Christ Presbyterian Church, officiating.
The Rev. J. S. CORKEY, present pastor of the church will be in charge. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Friday, November 16, 1934

Mrs. Flora Belle WILSON, aged 69, died at her home in Kewanna at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon after a year's illness due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born on a farm near Leiters Ford on March 11, 1865. Her parents were Henry and Eliza [POLLEY]. She had been a resident of Kewanna for six years. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Kewanna Baptist Church.
Survivors are three brothers, Frank [POLLEY], Kewanna, Alvin [POLLEY] and Lewis [POLLEY], both of this city and a sister, Mrs. Jane MARCELLUS, who resides in Ohio.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church in Kewanna at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. L. J. HOOPER in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Van CURREN, aged 77, of Pierceton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel ROBBINS, 520 East Ohio Street, at 5:30 o'clock Friday morning. Death followed a stroke of paralysis which Mrs. Van Curren suffered on November 9th.
Mrs. Van Curren suffered the stroke at her home in Pierceton. She was brought to the home of ther daughter, Mrs. Robbins. The deceased was born in Delphi on August 26, 1857, the daughter of Alfred and Nancy McDOWELL.
Mrs. Van Curren lived in this city for many years. Ten years ago she went to Pierceton to reside. Survivors are two daughers, Mrs. ROBBINS and Mrs. Carrie BRUCK, both of this city, two brothers, Sam [McDOWELL] and George McDOWELL, Delphi and a sister, Mrs. James BINKERD, Peru.
The funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Robbins at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.

David A. CARTER, aged 83, well known resident of the Culver community, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold GROVE, three miles west of Culver Thursday afternoon. Death followed a long illness.

Sylvester ZEHNER, aged 73, well known resident of Monterey, died at his home there at 2 o'clock Friday morning after a three day illness due to heart trouble. He had resided in or near Monterey all of his life. Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Coral UMBAUGH and Mrs. Cleo MEISER both of Monterey, and two sons, Clayton [ZEHNER] and Harry [ZEHNER], also of Monterey. The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Monterey at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Burial will be made at the Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth where brief commital services will be held. The body of Mr. Zehner was taken to the Umbaugh Funeral Home at Argos where it will be prepared for burial and will then be taken to his home Saturday morning.

Saturday, November 17, 1934

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Monday, November 19, 1934

Mrs. Walter McDOUGLE today received word of the death of her brother, Dr. W. G. BABCOCK of Cleveland, N.Y. His death occurred late Sunday. Dr. Babcock was well known in Rochester, as he had visited here often. Mrs. McDougle will leave for New York Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 20, 1934

Robert H. PALMER, aged 29, died at his home six miles south of the city on Road 25 at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday after an illness of a year, due to heart trouble. The deceased had been in a serious condition for the past six weeks.
Mr. Palmer was born on May 25, 1905 in White county. His parents were Robert and Louisa PALMER. He had been a resident of Fulton county since last spring moving here from Burnettsville. He lived with his mother. He was a farmer.
The survivors are his mother, Mrs. Louis BOEHNE and a brother, John PALMER who resides in Fort Worth, Texas.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, pastor of the Baptist church at Fulton in charge. Burial wil be made in the cemetery at Idaville.

Wednesday, November 21, 1934

Frank HALDEMAN, aged 65, prominent and wealthy business man of Akron, died at the wheel of his automobile at 4:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon while driving on a road a mile southwest of Akron.
The car broke two fence posts before coming to a stop at the third one. Mrs. Ruby SHUMAN who lives on a farm nearby, ran to the scene of the accident.
Mrs. Shuman called a doctor, but before he arrived Mr. Haldeman had passed away. Death was due to a heart attack. Mr. Haldeman had been in ill health for the past seven years and under a doctor's care.
Mr. Haldeman was born on a farm near Beaver Dam on April 22, 1879. He was one of ten children who were born to Samuel and Polly HALDEMAN.
Thirdy-five years ago Mr. Haldeman entered the elevator and grain business at Akron with the late Fletcher STONER. Ten years ago George BAUM became his partner in the business which was operated under the firm name of HALDEMAN and BAUM.
Mr. Haldeman was prominent in civic and social affairs at Akron. He was noted for his charity and will be greatly missed by some residents of that community whom he had assisted when they were in need.
Mr. Haldeman was married to Miss Lillian STONER in a ceremony which was performed at Akron on February 26, 1891. Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman lived on a farm northeast of Akron until he entered the lumber and elevator business at Akron.
Survivors are the widow, three children, Walter HALDEMAN, professor in a college at Anderson, Mrs. Nerr KINDER, Akron and Miss Tural HALDEMAN, teacher in the schools at Warsaw, four brothers, David HALDEMAN, Hammond, William [HALDEMAN] and Lou HALDEMAN, Vancouver, Wash., and John HALDEMAN, Silver Lake, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur DAY, Huntington.
The funeral services will be held from the Saints Church at Akron at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Thrsday, November 22, 1934

Funeral services for the late Frank HALDEMAN, business man of Akron who suffered a fatal heart attack Tuesday afternoon while driving his car on a road near Akron, will be held Friday at 2 o'clock from the Church of God in Akron instead of Saturday afternoon as it was previously announced. The services will be held from the church of God at the corner of West and Central streets in Akron with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron. Mr. Haldeman had been engaged in the lumber and grain business at Akron for the past thirty-five years. He was very prominent in civic and business affairs in Akron.

Harry ROBINSON, aged 50, who resided on Clifton Avenue in Logansport, and who was a former resident of Liberty township, died in the Cass County Hospital at Logansport at 1 o'clock this morning. Death was due to double pneumonia.
Mr. Robinson lived alone. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy one day last week and because of his condition could not summons help. Sunday neighbors investigated and found Robinson. By that time pneumonia had developed and all efforts to check the infection failed.

Robinson was moved to the hospital Sunday.
The deceased was born in Sprague, Mo., on June 6, 1884, the son of John and Elnora ROBINSON. His parents came to Liberty township when he was 12 years of age. Twenty-five years ago Mr. Robinson left a farm near Fulton since which time he has resided in Peru and Logansport.
His divorced wife was Ida WILLIAMSON of Peru. Mrs. Robinson resides in Peru at the present time. Mr. Robinson was employed as a day laborer all of his life.
Survivors are six children Louie [ROBINSON], Emerson [ROBINSON], Agnes [ROBINSON], Robert [ROBINSON], Mary Jean [ROBINSON] and Betty Jean [ROBINSON], all of whom live with Mrs. Robinson in Peru, the mother who resides on a farm west of Fulton, and two sisters Mrs. Leslie BUSENBERG, Crown Point and Mrs. Lela RANS, Culver.
The body was moved to the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton where it will remain until the hour of the funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. The services will be conducted from the chapel in the Ditmire Funeral Home with the Rev. J. W. LAKE pastor of the United Brethren Church at Fulton in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery north of Peru.

Friday, November 23, 1934

Clarence GOSS, who was in federal service at Camp Kankakee at Lacrosse, Ind., died there last night friends in this city have been advised. The deceased is a son of William GOSS, Castleton, N.Y., a former resident of this city. The body will probably be brought here for burial.

Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth BRAMAN, aged 80, for 40 years a resident of Fulton county, died at 7:20 o'clock Thursday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fannie KINDIG, who resides at Akron.
Mrs. Braman had suffered with diabetes for a number of years. Her death was hastened by a fall which she suffered Saturday night at the home of Mrs. Donald KEIM on West Sixth street when she slipped and fell over a tub when attempting to take a bath.
In this fall Mrs. Braman receivd a fracture of the hip. After the injury the aged lady was moved in an ambulance to the home of her daughter at Akron.
Mrs. Braman was born in Cumberland county, Kentucky, Sept. 30, 1854, the daughter of William and Fannie SCOTT. Her husband was James J. BRAMAN whom she married on April 13, 1879.
Fifteen years after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Braman came to the city to make their home. Mr. Braman preceded his wife in death. Mrs. Braman was a member of the Christian church of this city.
Survivors are three sons, Charles BRAMAN and John J. BRAMAN of this city and Milo BRAMAN of Argos, the daughter Mrs. KINDIG, 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian church here at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. John WALLENBERG in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

William FOOR late Thursday received a telegram telling of the death of his niece Mrs. Will FOOR, which occurred at her home in Detroit, Mich., yesterday, following a heart attack. The funeral will be held Saturday in Detroit, with burial there.

Mrs. Hattie SHADEL BIXEL, aged 59, a former resident of the Leiters Ford neighborhood, died at her home in Plymouth Thursday night. The obituary will be carried in the News-Sentinel Saturday.

Saturday, November 24, 1934

Funeral services for Simon COHN, aged 64, a former resident of this city who died at his home in Phoenix, Ariz., Monday will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. from the J. F. Reynolds mortuary in Indianapolis. Burial will be made in a Jewish cemetery. Mr. Cohn when he lived here was affiliated with his brother-in-law J. P. MICHAEL in the wholesale grocery business in the room now occupied by the PUBLIC AUCTION COMPANY at the [SE] corner of Fifth and Main streets. Mr. Cohn was vice-president of the concern. After they sold the business here, Mr. Cohn went to Chicago where he became affiliated with the Sprague Warner and Company. Later he moved to Lafayette, where he was in business until 1911. From 1911 to 1928 Mr. Cohn was in business in Indianapolis and then went to Frankfort, Ky., where he was with an underwear company. He entered business in Phoenix in 1933. Survivors are the widow, two sisters, one of them Mrs. MICHAEL, and two brothers.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie SHADEL BIXEL, aged 59, former resident of Leiters Ford who died at her home in Plymouth Thursday will be held from the Methodist Church at Plymouth at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.
Mrs. Bixel was born near Leiters Ford on September 10, 1876, the daughter of Henry and Martha SHADEL. She had lived in the Leiters Ford community all of her life except for fourteen years when she resided at Plymouth.
On June 10, 1900 in a ceremony which was performed at Leiters Ford the deceased was married to Charles BIXEL. Mrs. Bixel has been in ill health for the past two years. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Plymouth.
Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Russell (BIXEL] of Warsaw, Henry [BIXEL], Cecil [BIXEL], Omer [BIXEL] and Ernest [BIXEL] of Plymouth, Martha [BIXEL] and Bernice [BIXEL] at home, Harold [BIXEL] of Trinidad, Colo., and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Mary BALL and Mrs. Nellie ANDERSON of South Bend, are sisters and S. J. SHADEL of Model, Colo., Frank SHADEL of LaPorte, and Guy SHADEL of Leiters Ford, are brothers.

Monday, November 26, 1934

Miss Louisa M. SWIGERT, 62, a life long resident of Fulton County passed away Sunday evening 5:50 o'clock at her home in Delong. Death resulted from complications which followed a fall which was suffered 12 weeks ago. Miss Swigert was a semi-invalid she having been afflicted from the effectsof spinal meningitis since infanc.
Louisa M, daughter of Phillip and Magdeline (FAULSTITCH) SWIGERT was born on a farm in the Monterey neighborhood on January 26th, 1872. For a few years she resided in Ohio, later returning to Delong where she has been a resident for the past 30 years.
Survivors are her 88-year-old mother, and the following brothers and sisters, Charles SWIGERT of South Bend, Mrs. Emma ADAMS, of Delong, Mrs. Katherine MOORE, of Tiffin, Ohio, Mrs. Ann LINDBERGH of Berwick, Ohio, Samuel SWIGERT of South Bend, R. A. SWIGERT of Delong and Mrs. Clara VanKIRK of Amberg, Wis.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. M. W. CRIDER will be conducted at the home on Tuesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Arthur TRACY, aged 48, of Silver Lake, dropped dead Saturday in the business district of Silver Lake after she had suffered a stroke of apoplexy. Survivors are the husband and four children.

John Adam LARGE, aged 67, well known Liberty township farmer, dropped dead at 9:30 o'clock this morning while husking corn at his farm one mile east of Mt. Olive. Death was due to a heart attack Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN held.
Mr. and Mrs. Large went to the field this morning to husk their corn and haul it to the barn. Mr. Large suffered the fatal heart attack five minutes after he had gone into the field. The attack came when he attempted to lift a basket full of corn onto the wagon. Mr. Large had not been well for several years.
The deceased was born on a farm near Mt. Zion on October 26, 1867, the son of James and Katherine LARGE. In October, 1893, he was married to Emma HENDERSON. He has lived on the farm near Mt. Olive since 1916 and had followed the occupation of farming during his entire lifetime. Mr. Large was prominent in politics and was the democratic precinct committeemen at the time of his death.
Survivors are the widow, three sons, Andrew [LARGE], who is the postmaster at Fulton; John [LARGE], South Bend and Keort [LARGE], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Lena WILLIAMS, Corpus Christie, Tex., and Mrs. Annabelle OLSEN, Kingsville, Tex.; two brothers, George [LARGE] and Frank [LARGE] of this city and three sisters, Mrs. Omer MOORE, Aldine, Ind., and Mrs. Tom BECK and Mrs. Clara BUTLER of Rochester.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, November 27, 1934

Funeral services for the late Adam LARGE, prominent resident of the Mt. Olive neighborhood, who died suddenly while hauling corn, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday from the United Brethren Church at Fulton. Dr. J. W. LAKE will be in charge assisted by Rev. Franklin ARTHUR. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mt. Olive. Two daughters of the deceased who live in Texas are enroute here for the service.

Lloyd Bruce LUKENS, aged 45, died in Woodlawn Hospital Tuesday morning at 10:50 o'clock. Death followed an illness of six weeks. He was brought to the hospital four weeks ago where he underwent an operation. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born on a farm near Disko the son of Lincoln and Mary LUKENS. He had lived in the Disko neighborhood all of his life. He was a farmer and was also one of the best known breeder of Poland China hogs in the United States.
Mr. Lukens was in the hog raising business with his father and brothers. On April 10, 1909, he was married to Mable E. GAERTE. Mr. Lukens was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Akron and the Baptist Church at Niconza.
Survivors are the widow, parents, two sons, Harold [LUKENS] and Donald [LUKENS], two daughters, Ruth Mae [LUKENS] and Mary LUKENS, two brothers, Frank [LUKENS] of Disko and Ralph [LUKENS] of near Akron and a sister, Mrs. Marie HUNTER, Gilead. The parents live on a farm near Disko. The children are all at home.
The family stated that the funeral arrangements were incomplete at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Burr SANDERS of Marion, who died in the Sunnyside Sanitarium at Indianapolis yesterday. The body will be returned to Marion for burial. Mr. Sanders was well known in this city where he had often visited. Two sisters, Clara [SANDERS] and Rachel SANDERS are the only immediate relatives.

Wednesday, November 28, 1934

Henry HIZER, aged 81, a life long resident of the Grass Creek community, passed away suddenly at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home in Grass Creek. Death was attributed to a heart attack which was suffered only a few moments prior to his demise. Although Mr. Hizer had been in ill health for the past two years his condition had not been regarded as extremely serious and his passing was a severe shock to his many friends in the western section of the county.
Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron HIZER, was born on a farm north of Grass Creek on August 15th, 1853. On March 29th, 1874, he was united in marriage to Mary VanMETER. Mr. Hizer followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. He was a member of the United Brethren church at Grass Creek.
The survivors are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Eva HUDKINS, of Kewanna, Mrs. Ida JONES of Grass Creek; Mrs. Cora CLAYBAUGH, of Chicago; three sons, David HIZER, of Kewanna; Sherman HIZER, of Grass Creek; Harvey HIZER of Memphis, Tenn.; and a half- sister, Nancy WYDICK, of Black Hills, Okla.
Funeral arrangements were not announced as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

Funeral services for the late Lloyd B. LUKENS, well known farmer and hog breeder, who died here Tuesday, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday from the Niconza Baptist Church near Disko. Rev. William BENDER of Camden will be in charge, assisted by Rev. Jesse SQUIRES of Roann. Burial will be made in he Odd Fellows cemetery at Roann.

Friday, November 30, 1934

Louise Helen NOCKELS, 21, of Carroll, Iowa, a member of the junior class at Indiana University was instantly killed Wednesday evening in an automobile accident south of Disko and just off State Highway 114. The Pontiac sedan, which was driven by Mary Louise BARNHART of Goshen turned over on its side when the young lady lost control of the car after striking fresh gravel. The driver and other occupants of the car, Mrs. Dean L. BARNHART and Jean H. KELLER, 19, of New Carlisle, all were uninjured. The Barnharts are former residents of Rochester.
It is believed that Miss Nockels, who was in the rear seat with Miss Keller, was attempting to get out of the automobile when it skidded along in the ditch. She was found outside and beneath the overturned machine with her skull fractured and chest crushed. She was dead when the car was lifted off of her by passing motorists.
Mrs. Barnhart had driven to Indianapolis and met the three girls there to bring them to Goshen. All three of the young ladies are members of the Delta Gamma sorority at Indiana University. Miss Nockels had planned to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with the Barnhart family.
The accident occurred about 7:30 on the short stretch of east and west gravel road about a hundred feet west of the cross roads just south of Disko. The car had just passed two machines, one driven by Frank DILLMAN, farmer, and the other by Miss ZEGAFUSE, a Disko school teacher. The latter's car was disabled and was being pushed into town by Dillman.
In turning back to the right the Pontiac skidded in loose gravel and the right wheels dropped off the side of the road. The car proceeded with the two wheels in the ditch for about a 100 feet then striking a T-road intersection came up onto the road again where it once more struck fresh gravel. It went into the ditch at the south side of the road and turned over on its left side. The three women inside the car were not hurt in any way.
Dillman and others gave immediate aid and lifted the car off the young lady in a few minutes. She was brought to a physician's office at Akron where it was stated she must have been killed instantly. Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN was called and later the body was brought to Rochester.
The parents at Carroll, Iowa, were notified and on Thursday Dr. H. W. SHIRLEY, stepfather, accompanied by Dean L. BARNHART, editor of Goshen, came to Rochester. Prof. D. A. ROTHROCK and Mrs. ROTHROCK of Bloomington and their son, Phillip [ROTHROCK[, relatives of the coed also arrived later and in the evening they took the body to Plymouth where it was started on its journey home by train.
Miss Nochels had a number of friends in Rochester who knew her at Indiana University. She is survived by her stepfather, her mother, Mrs. M. W. SHIRLEY, a brother and an infant sister. The funeral will be held at the home probably on Sunday.

Charlotte Joan [GRAFFIS], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer GRAFFIS of near Mentone, died in the Woodlawn Hospital here Wednesday following an operation. The infant was but six days old. Funeral services were held from the parent's home Thursday with Rev. Russell STOUT of Akron in charge. Burial was made in the Eel River Cemetery near North Manchester. Charlotte Joan was an only child.

Rochester relatives late yesterday were apprised of the death of Frank MARSH, 77, a former resident of this city, which occurred at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., at one o'clock Thursday afternoon. Mr. Marsh, who had been a resident of this city for over two scores years succumbed from heart trouble following an illness of several months duration.
Relatives stated that the former resident had been confined in a hospital in Los Angeles for several weeks and was removed to his home only a short time ago, after attending physicians despaired for his life. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh left Rochester a little over five years ago for Los Angeles where the former was engaged in the fruit business with Albert CLIFTON, also a former resident of Rochester.
During Mr. Marsh's long residency in Rochester he was engaged in the grocery business, and in his quiet and unassuming manner he acquired a host of friends throughout this community.
Frank, son of Wilson and Catherine (EDISON) MARSH, was born in the Marshtown neighborhood on June 16, 1857. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Josephine GOSS, the ceremony being pronounced in Rochester, over 50 years ago. The deceased who resided at Marshwown followed the occupation of farming until he removed to Rochester. For a long number of years he operated a grocery store on East 13th street and later engaged in the same business in the down-town district of this city.
Mr. Marsh, who was a member of the Rochester Baptist church, took an active interest in the affairs of this religious organization during his residency here. The survivors are the widow; a foster daughter, Mrs. Annabelle (LACKEY) BELDING; two foster grandchildren, Josephine (BELDING) and Richard BELDING, all of Los Angeles; a brother, Searing MARSH, of Marstown, Ind., a sister-in-law, Mrs. William WOOD, of this city. Five sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Marsh home in Los Angeles, and interment will be made in the cemetery there.

Saturday, December 1, 1934

Funeral services were held in Carroll, Iowa today for Miss Louise NOCKELS, 21, who was fatally injured in an auto accident east of this city on Wednesday evening. Miss Nockels who was a junior in Indiana University is survived by her mother, stepfather and a half-sister Robert SHIRLEY, 14 months old. Burial was made in Carroll. Miss Nockels was killed when a car in which she was riding with Mrs. Dean BARNHART of Goshen, her daughter Miss Mary Louise BARNHART and Miss Jean KELLER of New Carlisle turned over south of Disko.

Mrs. W. L. OSBORN today received word of the death of her brother Joseph I. COX which occurred in Detroit, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Osborn will go to Bowling Green, Ohio, Sunday to attend the funeral services which will be held Monday at Bowling Green.

Monday, December 3, 1934

Hiram Gillette MILLER, Jr., aged 23, son of Attorney and Mrs. H. G. MILLER, died at the home of his parents, 1029 South Jefferson street at 11:15 o'clock Sunday morning after a weeks illness due to pneumonia.
The deceased was stricken with pneumonia last Tuesday. His condition had been showing some improvement until early Sunday morning when a relapse occurred. Oxygen was used in an attempt to overcome the disease.
Mr. Miller was born in this city on August 16, 1911 and lived here all of his life. He was a graduate of Rochester High School and had attended the University of Chicago.
The deceased was employed at the Rochester Bridge Company and later as a projectionist at the Char-Bell Theatre in this city and in a theatre at North Manchester. He was to have been the projectionist at the new Rex Theatre.
Mr. Miller was much interested in military work and had attended CMTC camps for five years. He had received a commission as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army Reserve Corps. He was a member of the Rochester Baptist Church and the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
Mr. Miller was married to Miss Clarabelle MYERS on January 21, 1934. She survives as do the parents Hiram and Laura Belle (WRIGHTSMAN) MILLER, a brother Edward [MILLER] and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. MILLER. A sister, Marjorie Ann [MILLER] preceded in death in October 1929.
The funeral services will be held from the Rochester Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. B. G. FIELD in charge. Interment will be made in the Rochester Mausoleum.
Friends who desire to review the remains may do so at the Miller home at any time prior to the hour of the funeral.

The reserve officers of Fulton county who will be in charge of Maj. E. L. BONDY of the South Bend military area, will attend the services in a body. The firing squad of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post of this city will pay military honors to Lieut. Miller at the gravesides.

Relatives here received word today of the recent death of Will LOOMIS, 76, which occurred at his home in Wellson, Mich. Heart trouble was the attributing cause. Mr. Loomis resided in this city on south Main Street for a long number of years, leaving here for the West about 30 years ago. During his residence here, he operated a poultry farm and later was engaged in the real estate business.

Fred TURNOCK, aged 58, died at his home two miles north of Argos Sunday at 12:30 p.m. from heart trouble. He was stricken Sunday morning. The deceased who was a gardener and greenhouse operator was born at Walkerton on July 13, 1876, the son of Joseph and Fanny TURNOCK. He had moved to Argos last spring from a farm near Richland Center. He at one time operated a greenhouse at Walkerton. Survivors are the widow, son, Joseph [TURNOCK], at home and daughter, Mrs. J. C. MILLER, Mishawaka. Short funeral services were held Monday from the home after which the body was taken to the Fred Bubb Funeral Home at Mishawaka where services will be held Tuesday afternoon followed by burial there. Rev. A. N. THOMAS was in charge of the services this afternoon.

Mrs. Frank E. YULE, mother of Mrs. Don Plank, Jr., of this city, passed away at her home in Kokomo at midnight Saturday night. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of several months duration.
Mrs. Yule, nee Mary Haworth GREEN, was born in Vincennes, Indiana and for a number of years was a resident of Indianapolis, later removing to Kokomo, where she resided at 1104 West Superior street. She had been a resident of Kokomo for the past 20 years. The survivors are the husband, Frank C. YULE, a daughter, Mrs. Don PLANK, Jr., of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. C. P. HUTNER, of Bloomington, Ind., and her father Frank GREEN of Indianapolis.
Private funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Yule home in Kokomo. Rev. Father JEWELL of the St. Andrews Episcopal Church, of Kokomo, will have charge of the services.

Tuesday, December 4, 1934

Funeral services were held several days ago for Katherine Louise CAREY from the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. J. BORDEN, Burket. The deceased was the daughter of Rex and Pauline CAREY and was three weeks and two days old. Survivors are the parents, two brothers and a sister. Burial was made in the cemetery at Mentone.

George Washington VORHEIS, aged 88, prominent resident of Culver, died at his home Monday after a short illness due to influenza. Mr. Vorheis operated a drug store at Culver for many years. He served several terms on the Culver town school board and also served as Union Township trustee. He was justice of the peace at Culver for 37 years. On three different occasions he was the master of the Culver Masonic lodge. Survivors are the widow and three daughters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon in charge of the Culver Masonic lodge. Burial will be made in the Culver Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. M. W. CRIDER, wife of the Rev. CRIDER, pastor of the Methodist Church at Leiters Ford, this morning received word of the death of her father, J. C. LOWRY, which occurred at his home in Columbus, Ohio Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Lowry had spent Thanksgiving with their daughter at her home in Leiters Ford. They left the Crider home Monday morning for Columbus. Mr. Lowry died from a heart attack which he suffered a short time after he had arrived home.

Wednesday, December 5, 1934

South Bend, Dec. 5. (UP) -- Funeral services for the Honorable Rome C. STEPHENSON will be held Friday afternoon at his home. Burial will be made in a cemetery at Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
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Rochester citizens were shocked by the news of the sudden death of one of its former prominent citizens, which occurred at his home 201 West North Shore Drive, in South Bend, late Tuesday evening.
Although intimate friends in this city knew that Mr. Stephenson had been in failing health for ten weeks from heart trouble, his condition was not believed extremely critical. The former resident suffered a relapse last Saturday and from that time on he gradually grew weaker until the end.
Rome C. Stephenson came with his parents from Wabash, Indiana to Rochester in the early 1880's, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. STEPHENSON, residing in the residence located at 328 West 10th street this city, for a long number of years.
While still a young man Mr. Stephenson entered the abstracting business in partnership with his father. While thus employed, he studied law under the tutelage of Attorney George W. HOLMAN and a few years later became a co-partner in this professional field which later materialized into one of the outstanding law firms of northern Indiana.
During his association with the law firm of HOLMAN, STEPHENSON & BRYANT, Mr. Stephenson took a prominent part in commercial interests of the city. He was one of the organizers of the ROCHESTER TELEPHONE CO., President of the MUTUAL INVESTMENT and the ROCHESTER IMPROVEMENT CO. (these being real estate improvements projects in the north and northeastern section of Rochester), and a co-organizer in the first telephone plant on Mackinac Island.
In the year of 1906, Mr. Stephenson organized the ROCHESTER TRUST AND SAVINGS CO., which had its offices in the building now occupied by HOLMAN & BERNETHA law offices. In the operation of this financial institution Mr. Stephenson served in capacity of president. During his experiences in the city's commercial growth he was persuaded to enter the political field and was elected to the State Senate, representing Fulton and Wabash counties in a most efficient manner in the state legislature.
In the latter years of his residency in Rochester, Mr. Stephenson was leader in every worthwhile commercial and civic project. His dynamic personality and business sagacity in the financial fields brought him a call from the St. Joseph Loan & Trust Co., in the year of 1908 which he accepted. A short time later he was elected vice-President of the St. Joseph Trust & Savings Bank and in later years to the presidency.
In his business career in the up-state city, Mr. Stephenson's shrewd and broad understanding of state and national affairs brought him nation-wide recognition in financial circles, records of which are carried in the South Bend press report of his demise.

Throughout all of his years of residency in South Bend Mr. Stephenson kept in close touch with his friends and former business associates in this city, visiting Rochester several times each year. The following article from South Bend gives an interesting review of the colorful career of the former, highly esteemed Rochester citizen:
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South Bend, Dec. 5, -- Rome C. STEPHENSON, 69, former president of the American Bankers' Association and one of the city's foremost financial authorities for a quarter of a century, died late yesterday at his home.
Mr. Stephenson suffered a heart attack several months ago and had been confined to his bed most of the time since. Last week he was able to walk to the front porch. However, last Saturday he suffered another attack and sank slowly. The cause of his death was given as acute coronary thrombosis of the heart.
He retained consciousness to the end. At his bedside was Mrs. Mary STUART STEPHENSON, whom he married several years ago. His first wife, who was Miss Ella MAXWELL of Sandusky, O., died April 7, 1930.
One son, Joseph M. STEPHENSON, South Bend newspaper publisher, was enroute to California with the Notre Dame football team. He was notified of the death at Tucson, Ariz., last night and was returning to South Bend by airplane. Another son, Hugh R. STEPHENSON arrived last night from Chicago.
Funeral services will be held Friday. Burial is expected to be in Upper Sandusky. O.
Regarded as the dean of Indiana bankers, Mr. Stephenson was known by thousands of citizens of northern Indiana.
From the time he arrived in South Bend in 1908 from Rochester to assume the vice presidency of the St. Joseph County Savings Bank and of the St. Joseph Loan & Trust Company, he was a leading figure in the civic and industrial life of the city.
He continued in these positions until 1915, when he was elected president of the trust company. He also retained his official connection with the savings bank.
His rise in the banking profession is a record of steady, consistent acievement. After serving as president of the Indiana Bankers Association and on numerous committees of the American Bankers' Association, he was honord with the presidency of the latter organization in October, 1930.
Only Monday Mr. Stephenson had been named a member of the committee to protect the interests of common stockholders in the reorganization of the Studebaker Corporation. Other committee members were prominent metropolitan bankers.
Born in Wabash, Mr. Stephenson was educated in the public schools until he was 14. He then launched a program of self-education by the reading of books.
During this time he supported himself by a number of boyhood business ventures. These included the selling of water lilies from Lake Manitou, near Rochester, to florists in large cities, and the selling of a grease remover he prepared himself.
His aptitude of the law profession soon won him a place in the law office of George W. Holman at Rochester.
By close study he was able to appear before the bar by the time he was 21. His association with Mr. Holman was a prosperous one. The firm was regarded as one of the outstanding law partnerships in northern Indiana.
For twenty-one years Mr. Stephenson continued his law practice. He had become familiar with mortgage loans and in 1906 established the Rochester Trust & Savings Company. Two years later he came to South Bend.

Thursday, December 6, 1934

Mrs. Laura BABCOCK today received word that her brother-in-law Judson C. BABCOCK, aged 84, a former resident of Akron, died at his home in Citronella, Ala., on Thanksgiving day. The deceased had suffered with asthma and Brights Disease for several years. Survivors are a brother, A. E. BABCOCK, Waterman, Ill., a sister, Mrs. N. O. WALTERS, Richland Center, three sons, Claude [BABCOCK], Alexandria, Alfred [BABCOCK], Elkhart, and Clair [BABCOCK], Citronella, Ala., and a daughter, Mrs. Lulu BEIGH. Mrs. Babcock died four years ago. Her maiden name was Nancy LONG.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Fulton County Home for Charles DEVORE, aged 61, a former resident of this city who died Tuesday. Burial was made in the cemetery at the home. Mr. Devore suffered a stroke of paralysis last summer. Tuesday he died suddenly from a heart attack. The deceased was reared on a farm near Frankfort. He came to this city twelve years ago from Danville, Ill. He was a baker but during the past few years had served as janitor in several stores in this city. There are no immediate relatives.

Rochester relatives Thursday morning were apprised of the death of Eli "Cass" LEITER, 60, which occurred at his home in Indianapolis, 5:25 o'clock this morning. Mr. Leiter, a former resident of this city had been in ill health for the past several months from a complication of diseases.
The complete obituary of the deceased and announcement of funeral arrangements will be carried in Friday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Friday, December 7, 1934

Mrs. Lucinda (SALES) LEWIS, aged 77, a pioneer of the Leiters Ford community died at 10:15 o'clock Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wesley FEECE, who resides on a farm near Monterey. Death followed an illness of three weeks due to complications and heart trouble.
Mrs. Lewis was born on a farm west of Leiters Ford on April 5, 1857 the daughter of John and Nancy SALES. She had lived in Fulton county all of her life. She was married to Philipp LEWIS (deceased) in December 26, 1878. Lewis was a member of the Gleaners Lodge.
Survivors are seven sons, Edward [LEWIS], Monterey; Omer [LEWIS], Delong; Claude [LEWIS], Hammond, Roy [LEWIS] and Walter [LEWIS], Tyrell, Iowa; Clark [LEWIS], Twelve Mile, and Ray [LEWIS, of Manteo, North Carolina; the daughter Mrs. FEECE of near Monterey, thirty grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Sharon Church near Leiters Ford and burial will be made in the [Moon] cemetery adjoining the church.

Funeral services for Eli "Cass" LEITER, who passed away at his home in Indianapolis Thursday morning, will be conducted at the old Leiter homestead, near Loyal on Saturday afternoon two o'clock. Rev. Harold G. TURPIN, of this city, will officiate. The Leiter homestead which is one of the landmarks in the northwestern section of Fulton county is now occupied by a brother of the deceased, Levi LEITER.
Eli, or "Cass" as he was familiarly known to his many friends throughout the county, spent the major portion of this life in this community where he followed the occupation of a salesman. At the time of his death he was employed by the Hall-Neal Furnace Co., of Indianapolis, as a district salesman.
The deceased who was the son of Jacob and Lydia LEITER was born in Aubbeenaubbee township, September 27th, 1875. Mr. Leiter was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church. The survivors are the widow; three sons, Cecil LEITER, of Indianapolis, Burdell [LEITER] and Forest LEITER, of Rochester, three daughters, Mrs. Tom BECK, Mrs. William WILTSHIRE, Helen LEITER, all of Rochester; three brothers, U. A. LEITER, of Libertyville, Ill.; Ed LEITER, of Bethlehem, Pa., Levi LEITER, of Loyal, and two sisters, Jane and Mollie LEITER, of this city.
The body was removed from Indianapolis to the Levi Leiter farm home, Friday. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Culver, Dec. 7. -- Mrs. [Charlotte] Ann VOREIS, aged 78, widow of George Washington VOREIS, died Wednesday afternoon at 2:50 o'clock from a cerebral hemorrhage caused by grief over the death of her husband.
Mrs. Voreis went to the Methodist church to attend the funeral of her husband, who was 88 years of age and who was a prominent resident of Culver for many years, when she was seized by such grief that she had to be taken to her home. She arrived there at 2:30, was seized by the cerebral hemorrhage and died at 2:50.
Mrs. Voreis was a charter member of the Culver Eastern Star, and a prominent worker in the Methodist church and Sunday school until the infirmities of her age compelled her to stay at home during the past ten years.
Three daughters survive. They are Mrs. Nellie KILLIAN of Milford, Tex.; Mrs. Daisy DAVIS of South Bend, Ind., and Grace VOREIS at home. Besides there are three granddaughters, Grace BOWMAN MARTINSON of Whiting, Ind., Thelma [DAVIS] and Dorothy DAVIS of South Bend. There is also one great-grandchild, Richard Norman MARTINSON of Whiting.
The funeral was held at the Culver Methodist church Friday afternoon, the services being conducted by the pastor, Rev. Harvey HARSH, assisted by Rev. Richard PENGILLY. Burial was in the Culver Masonic cemetery.

Saturday, December 8, 1934

The name of Mrs. Jane MILLISER, Delong, was omitted yesterday in The News-Sentinel through error in the list of survivors of the late Mrs. Lucinda LEWIS, who died at the home of her daughter, near Monterey Thursday night. Mrs. Milliser was a sister of Mrs. Lewis.

Monday, December 10, 1934

Logansport, Ind., Dec. 10. -- Internal injuries sustained in the crash of two cars at Seventeenth and Spear streets early Thursday evening, proved fatal to Mrs. Anna Belle DURBIN, 60, of Clay township. She died at Cass county hospital at 11:30 o'clock Saturday night from a crushed chest.
The husband, Amos T. DURBIN, 67, injured in the same crash, is in critial condition at Cass county hospital from similar injuries. Mrs. Charles BUGBY, also hurt in the accident, was dismissed from the hospital Saturday.
Dr. Don MILLER, coroner, has opened his investigation into the accident.
Mr. and Mrs. Durbin for twenty years were residents of Liberty township in Fulton county. Mr. Durbin for a portion of the time operated a hardware store at Fulton. Their son-in-law is Henry SHERRARD, Rochester, Fulton [county] surveyor.
Surviving Mrs. Durbin besides the husband are four sons, Merl [DURBIN] and Faye [DURBIN] of South Bend, Cyrus [DURBIN] of near Walton and Thomas [DURBIN] at home; two daughters, Mrs. Opal SHERRARD of Rochester and Mrs. Annabelle KNEPP of South Bend; a brother, and three sisters, all residing in Illinois, and ten grandchildren.
Final rites are to be held at the Chase Chapel at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Allie STITH of Evansville in charge. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.

George SHADEL, aged 73, died at his home near Ora Sunday. Death was due to tuberculosis and followed an illness of several years. He was born near Delong on January 7, 1861, the son of Michael and Manysha SHADEL. He lived on a farm in Aubbeenaubbee township for 36 years and at Ora for 37 years. He was a member of the Christian Church at Ora. Mr. Shadel was married twice. His first wife, Mae CRAGEN, died and he then married Mrs. Bessie KEPLINGER, Logansport; stepson, Forest MELVIN, Ora; stepdaughter, Mrs. Nora BAILEY, Bass Lake; sister, Mrs. Kate MEREDITH, Loansport; fifteen grandchildren and ten step-grandchildren. The funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Bass Lake Church with burial in the cemetery adjoining the church.

George DOWNS, aged 74, veteran police officer of this city, died in the Woodlawn Hospital Saturday afternoon from injuries which he received earlier in the day in an auto accident at the corner of Monroe and East Eleventh streets. Death was due to a skull fracture.
Downs was a passenger in a car operated by Amos KESTNER, when it and a machine driven by Dorsey SMITH collided. Downs was thrown from the car his head striking a tree. The two drivers of the machines received minor injuries.
The deceased was the son of Leonard and Clarissa DOWNS. He was born on a farm near this city on October 12, 1860. He has lived in or near Rochester all of his life. He was the last of twelve children.
Mr. Downs for many years operated a house moving outfit in this city. His wife who died in 1927, was Miss Mary GILBERT. They had been married for over 50 years. Mr. Downs was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Christian Church.
Surviving is a foster daughter, Mrs. Fred HUNTER of this city.
Funeral rites were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartment with Rev. John WALLENBERG in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Irvin DEWALT, aged 50, who lived on a farm near Gilead, died in the Woodlawn Hospital here Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Death was due to a blood clot in the heart following an operation which had been performed five days previous. The deceased had been ill but a week.
Thirty years ago, Grace KERSHNER, who was born in Wabash county, was married to Irvin DEWALT. They have lived on farms in Fulton, Miami and Wabash county during their married life. Mrs. Dewalt was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church, near Macy.
Surviving are the husband, two sons, Earl [DEWALT], South Bend, and William [DEWALT] at home; a daughter, Mrs. Grimes DIRK, Denver; sister, Mrs. Frank FISHLEY, Macy, and brother, Merritt [KERSHNER], of Chicago.
The funeral services will be held from the Ebenezer Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with burial in adjoining cemetery.
John GRETHER died at his home near Lake Manitou Saturday morning after an illness of one year. He was born in Marshall county.
Surviving is his wife, two daughters, Mrs. William NICKELS of Chicago, Mrs. Charles KUHLMAN, and one son, Earl GRETHER of Logansport. Two sisters, Mrs. John CRAMER and Mrs. Albert BOHMER of Plymouth, also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Danielson Funeral Home in Plymouth with Rev. H. V. DEALE officiating. Burial was in Sumption Prairie cemetery near South Bend.

Huntington, Ind., Dec. 10. -- Judson B. HARSH, 86, died at 8 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Esta HARSH, 533 Mayne street, after an illness of three years. He was seriously ill a week.
Mr. Harsh was born September 21, 1854, in Fulton county, Indiana, to Simon and Marlinda HARSH, and his marriage was to Amberzine STARR. Four of six children and the wife preceded him in death. The children are Mrs. Laura VOLLMAR, of Union township, and Mrs. Stella OLINGER, North Manchester. A brother is Henry HARSH, Akron, Ind.
Mr. Harsh was a member of the Church of God.
Short funeral services were held at 12:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the residence, 533 Mayne, followed by other services at 2 o'clock at the Disko Methodist church. The Rev. George R. CRANE, pastor of the First United Brethren church of this city, officiated at both services. Burial will be at the Bethel cemetery three miles north and a half-mile west of Disko.

Tuesday, December 11, 1934

Funeral rites were conducted in Indianapolis Monday afternoon for Cicero DISHER, 53, Secretary of the Indiana Lumber Insurance Company. Mr. Disher had a wide acquaintance of friends in Rochester, he and his family having resided in their cottage at Koffel's Point, Lake Manitou for several years.
The deceased was a member of the Myrtle Tie Lodge No. 398, F. and A.M., Keystone Chapter No. 6, Royal Arch Masons, Knight Templar, Murat Temple of the Shrine, board of trustees of the Central Universalist church, Columbia Club, and the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. He was also a trustee of the Indiana Universalist convention, president of the DeLoss Thompson Home for Aged Women at Waldron, president of the Olds Soap and Chemical Co., secretary of the Hoosier Adjustment Co., and secretary of the Fidelity Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
During his residence at Lake Manitou in the summer months Mr. Disher was an active member of the Rochester country club and took keen interest in various movements for the improvement of the lake.
The survivors are the widow, four sons, Richard [DISHER], Gaylord [DISHER], Kenneth [DISHER] and Earl DISHER, all of Indianapolis, and two brothers, W. H. DISHER, of Indianapolis and A. C. DISHER, of Richmond. Burial was made in the Indianapolis Crown Hill cemetery.

Wednesday, December 12, 1934

Mrs. Samuel WALTERS, 62, died at her home 536 North Jefferson Street, Indianapolis at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which occurred last Friday. Mrs. Walters who is a former resident of this city, had been in ill health for several months. The deceased's maiden name was Lottie WEBB. Twenty years ago she moved to Indianapolis to reside. Mrs. Walters was a member of the Evangelical Church. Survivors are the husband, son, Alva WALTERS, of this city; grandson, Norman WALTERS of Rochester, brother, Henry WEBB and sister, Mrs. George ZECHIEL, both of Culver. The funeral rites will be held from the Rochester Evangelical Church at 2 p.m. Friday. The services will be in charge of Rev. L. E. SMITH assisted by Rev. F. G. KUEBLER of Indianapolis, a former pastor of the Rochester Evangelical Church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Word has been received here that Arthur KNAUP, a former employee of the Armour Creameries in this city, died at his home in Fremont, Wis., on December 6.

A man believed to have been Charles HUFFER, Claypool, was instantly killed at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon when he was struck by a Nickel Plate passenger train at Mentone. The crew of the train did not know of the accident until they reached Argos. The body was badly mangled and was strewn along the Nickel Plate right of way for several miles. The coroner of Kosciusko county is conducting an inquest. The dead man was carrying a package with the name of Charles Huffer on it.

Thursday, December 13, 1934

Charles D. HUFFER, 70, a farmer who resides 2 miles south and two miles east of Mentone was instantly killed at 2:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon when struck by a Nickel Plate passenger train at the junction of roads 25 and 19 in Mentone. Mr. Huffer is a former resident of this city. For ten years he operated a livery barn on East Seventh street with the late Albert CLAREY. He had a large number of friends in this city.
No one saw the train hit Huffer. He had been talking to some Mentone friends a few minutes before. They thought he had crossed the tracks safely. They lost sight of him when the train passed. Later they found a shoe box purchased in a Warsaw store. By this means and a letter in his clothing he was identified.
Mr. Huffer was carried on the cow catcher of the engine from Mentone to Argos a distance of about twelve miles. The members of the train crew knew nothing of the accident until they were stopped at Argos. The dispatcher at Tippecanoe saw the body and notified the operator at Argos to stop the train there. The body was badly mangled. The coroner of Kosciusko county ordered the body turned over to a Rochester undertaker. Mr. Huffer was prepared for burial here.
The victim is survived by his wife, one son, Linsey [HUFFER], of Beaver Dam, and one brother, Joe HUFFER, of Warsaw. Mrs. William MINTER, of Warsaw, is a cousin of the victim. The late Jacob HUFFER and Morton HUFFER, of Warsaw, were brothers of the deceased.
Huffer's Auburn auto was later found parked in Mentone. Business across the tracks at Mentone elevators had occasioned his walking across the railroad.
Funeral services will be held from the church at Palestine at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
Samuel MEYERS, aged 66, farmer who lived three miles north of Leiters Ford, died at 5 o'clock today from asthma and complications. Mr. Myers died in the home of Mrs. KLOPSTEIN who conducts a private hospital at her home near Leiters Ford. Mr. Meyers, who was a bachelor, had been seriously ill for three weeks. He was born in Marshall county and had lived in the Leiters Ford community all of his life. Three years ago he was brutally beaten by two men who attempted to rob him. Mr. Meyers lived alone. Little could be learned about Mr. Meyers' life today. Mrs. Chauncey OVERMYER, South Bend, is a sister and Mrs. Fred WAGNER, who resides on a farm west of the city, is a half-sister.

Mrs. Roy JONES, aged 63, prominent resident of Rochester who lived for many years at Akron, died at her home 429 West Fifth Street at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death was due to heart trouble. Mrs. Jones had been in ill health for 16 years and bedfast since October.
Mrs. Jones was born [Maude PATTERSON] on a farm near Gilead on February 13, 1881, the daughter of M. L. and Viola PATTERSON. The deceased lived in Akron for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Jones moved to this city nine years ago after Mr. Jones was appointed superintendent of the Fulton county public schools.
On November 23, 1905 in a ceremony which was performed at Akron the deceased was married to Roy JONES. Mr. Jones is the cashier of the State Bank at Akron and is the Fulton county license distributor.
Mrs. Jones was a member of the Methodist Church and the Eastern Star Lodge. Due to ill health the deceased was forced two years ago to forego all social activities. At that time she dropped her membership in various clubs.
Survivors are the husband and one daughter, Miss Viola JONES.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 2 p.m., Friday with Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge. Interment will be made in the mausoleum.

Mr. and Mrs. Emoree FERREE of Akron received word of the death of their daughter, Mrs. Lena SWEENK, of Mansion, Washington. The former Akron resident passed away Tuesday evening, December 11th, the message stated.

Friday, December 14, 1934

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Mt. Hope church, two and one-half miles northeast of Leiters Ford for Samuel F. MEYERS, aged 64, who died in the Walnut Park Hospital near Leiters Ford Thursday from pneumonia. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may view the remains at the Easterday Funeral Home in Culver until lthe hour of the service. Mr. Meyers was born near Leiters Ford on Feb. 14, 1870. He had been a farmer all of his life in the Leiters Ford community. Mr. Meyers was a bachelor and lived on the farm north of Leiters Ford. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. C. D. OVERMYER, South Bend, Nephew Ralph OVERMYER, Bunker Hill, niece Mrs. Carl JACKSON, Kokomo, half-sister Mrs. Fred WAGNER, Rochester, and two half-brothers, Will OVERMYER, Culver and Geo. OVERMYER, Hammond.

Sam EILER, living near Beaver Dam, dropped dead Thursday morning while helping neighbors butcher at the home of Horace RICKEL. His death was due to a heart attack. Survivors are the widow and two daughters.
Saturday, Decemter 15, 1934

Martin Henry YOUNG, aged 61, died at his home 144 Monticello Road at 4 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of a year's duration.
The deceased was a life long resident of this city. He was born April 9, 1872 and was the son of Daniel and Louisa Jane YOUNG.
Mr. Young was married to Sarah SQUIRES on May 23, 1896 in a ceremony which was performed in this city. The deceased had been employed for a number of years by James DARRAH at his plumbing shop.
Survivors are the widow, daughter Mrs. Odie WAILES, Logansport, granddaughter, Catherine McCARTER, of this city, sister Mrs. Mary MITCHELL, Detroit, Mich., and brother George YOUNG, South Bend. A son, Oren [YOUNG], daughter Goldie [YOUNG], preceded their father in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral home on West Sixth street at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. L. E. SMITH in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens Cemetery.

Mrs. Flora HUFFMAN, 38, wife of Joseph HUFFMAN, a Wayne township farmer, died in the Cass County Hospital at Logansport at 8:30 o'clock Friday evening after having been removed to the hospital Monday. Surviving besides the husband are a son, Joseph [HUFFMAN], Jr., three daughters, Elizabeth [HUFFMAN], Eleanor [HUFFMAN] and Mary [HUFFMAN], the parents Mr. and Mrs. Willard BARNETT of Logansport and a brother Marion [BARNETT] of Logansport. The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time the News-Sentinel went to press. The body was moved to a Logansport undertaking parlor where it was prepared for burial.

Warsaw, Ind., Dec. 15. -- Coroner Paul LANDIS continued his investigation into the death of C. D. HUFFER, 70, who was killed at the Nickel Plate crossing at Mentone by a train at 2:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. A theory of suicide is being investigated by the officers.
Investigations were made in Mentone by Coroner Paul Landis and officers and according to Mr. and Mrs. Henry ROBBINS who reside near the crossing of the state highway and the railroad tracks, Huffer was walking along by the tracks and a lumber shed for about 15 minutes before the train arrived. They did not see the train hit Huffer.
Charles ARNSBERGER was driving from the south with a load of wood and he told officers that he saw Huffer and the train, and he claimed Huffer was bending over watching the train as it approached. The station agent at Mentone said that about 20 minutes before the train arrived, Huffer asked him of the train stopped to throw off mail and he also asked him if it went through town at a high rate of speed.
Persons who had talked with Huffer in the court house on Wednesday morning reported that his conversation was like that of any other individual as he spoke of plans he was making for the next day.
The coroner hoped late Saturday to have finished questioning witnesses and to reach a verdict.
Because of the speed of the train the body of Huffer was not taken from pilot of the engine until Argos was reached. Huffer was a farmer and he resided two miles east of Mentone.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 o'clock at the Palestine Christian church with burial in Palestine.

Sam EILER, 69, who lived on a farm near Beaver Dam, Friday dropped dead while watching the butchering at the farm of a neighbor, Horace RICKEL. Death was due to a sudden heart attack.
He was born in Kosciusko county Jan. 15, 1865, the son of Henry and Ellen EILER, and he had lived in that county all of his life.
Surviving are his wife, Flo [EILER]; two daughters, Mrs. Paul CUMBERLAND and Mrs. Charles FLENAR of Laketon; two brothers, Wesley EILER of Findlay, O., and Jefferson EILER of Hicksville, O., two half-brothers, Collins EILER of North Manchester and Pete EILER of Warsaw and a half-sister, Mrs. Chas. TUCKER of near Mentone.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the United Brethren church at Beaver Dam. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate assisted by Rev. RISLEY of Mentone. Burial will be at Nichols cemetery.

Monday, December 17, 1934

Miss America HERBAUGH, 80, a resident of the Mt. Zion community died at her home sometime Saturday evening. Death was due to complications. The deceased had been a cripple since March 1926 when she broke a hip in a fall.
The body was found by John CARTER a neighbor who went to the Herbaugh home Sunday shortly before noon to see if she was in need of anything, a custom followed by neighbors.
When he failed to arouse Mrs. Herbaugh he hailed Mr. and Mrs. Omar STEFFEY who were driving by and the three entered the home. The aged lady's lifeless body was lying on the floor.
It was at first thought that Miss Herbaugh might have received the bruise on her head from a blow. The examination showed that she had suffered the bruise when she fell shortly before her death.
Miss Herbaugh was known to keep considerable money in her home. Credence to the story that she might have been beaten and robbed was the fact that money which she had withdrawn from a bank has not as yet been found. It is possible that Miss Herbaugh has spent the money.
Miss Herbaugh was born in Newart, Ohio, on March 17, 1854. She came to this county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Absalom HERBAUGH, in a covered wagon when she was five years of age. Miss Herbaugh was a member of the Methodist Church at Green Oak.
A cousin, Mrs. Cal JOHNSON, is the nearest relative surviving.
Funeral rites are to be conducted from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Parlors at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in charge of Rev. John WALLENBERG. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

J. B. LAMASTER, 78, for many years a teacher in the schools at Greenwood, died at his home in Greenwood Saturday. Mr. Lamaster was the principal of the schools at Kewanna for a number of years and was well known to residents of the western part of Fulton county. He also was principal of Edinburg and Whiteland. Mr. Lamaster was born in Ripley county. Mr. and Mrs. Lamaster were married 58 years. The widow and a son, Clyde LAMASTER, survive.
Warsaw, Ind., Dec. 17. -- A verdict of "probable suicide" was returned Saturday in the death of C. D. HUFFER, prominent Kosciusko county farmer, at Mentone, who was killed Wednesday afternoon at a railroad crossing of the Nickel Plate railroad, coroner Paul LANDIS said Saturday.
The verdict was reached after questioning Mr. and Mrs. Henry ROBBINS, who resided near the crossing; Charles ARNSBERGER, who witnessed the death; the Mentone station agent who had talked with Huffer before the tragedy, and a few other witnesses.

Tuesday, December 18, 1934

Adam R. NYE, aged 87, Civil War veteran and one of the last four members of the McClung Post of the G.A.R. of this city, died at 6:15 o'clock Monday afternoon at his home 1217 South Monroe Street. Death was due to heart trouble and dropsy and followed an illness of a year.
Mr. Nye was born in Ohio on February 2, 1846. He enlisted with Co. F, 55 Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War and served for two years with the northern forces. He enlisted on Oct. 25, 1864 and was discharged at Louisville, Ky.
Mr. Nye saw service in many of the important battles of the last two years of the Civil War. He was in the battles of Lookout Mountain and Chickamaugua and marched with Gen. Sherman to the sea.
At the close of the war Mr. Nye came to Indiana settling on a farm near Winamac. Twenty years ago he came to this county after purchasing a farm southeast of the city in the Mt. Zion neighborhood. He retired several years ago.
The deceased was married to Catherine WALTERS who preceded him in death. The three surviving members of the McClung G.A.R. Post are Rev. H. E. BUTLER, William BOWEN and John SHELTON. The post at one time had a membership of 200.
Survivors are two sons, John NYE, Rochester and Lewis NYE, Flint, Mich., and two daughters, Mrs. Frank ROWLES, Rochester and Mrs. Ada SNYDER, Chicago.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. B. F. FIELD in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Peru, Ind., Dec. 18. -- Vernon C. BRUGH, of 263 West Sixth street, who served four years in the United States Marines and was decorated for bravery in the Nicaraguan uprising in 1912, died in Dukes Memorial hospital Sunday night at 9:15 o'clock. Mr. Brugh had been in poor health the past two years and had been bedfast for ten days.
Mr. Brugh was formerly employed by the Canadian Grand Trunk railroad as a stationary engineer in Maine and came to Peru in 1925 from Portland, Maine. Since then he had been employed as a stationary engineer at the local Wabash roundhouse.
Born in Leiters Ford, Ind., on May 22, 1888, Mr. Brugh was 46 years old. He was a son of Edward and Sarah BRUGH. His father was killed in the C. & O. wreck near Converse in 1925 and the mother is now Mrs. John BELL of Mexico. Mr. Brugh, who was a member of St. Charles' Catholic church, was united in marriage with Miss Mary CARR in Malden, Mass., on November 29, 1913.
Surviving besides the widow and mother are four children, Catherine [BRUGH], Mary [BRUGH], James [BRUGH] and Joseph BRUGH, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Roy CLEAR, of Mexico; Mrs. Paul FOUNTAIN, of Peru, and Mrs. William REUSE, of Chicago, and three brothers, Emory BRUGH, Chicago; Neldo BRUGH, Kankakee, Ill., and Lee BRUGH, of Indianapolis. A brother, Richard BRUGH, died in 1926.

The body was removed to the Costin & Sons funeral home and will be taken to the late residence, 263 West Eighth street, Tuesday at 5 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in St. Charles' church Wednesday at 9 a.m. with the pastor, Father Paul A. WELCH, officiating. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Wednesday, December 19. 1934

South Bend, Dec. 19. -- An estate of $120,000, divided equally between personal property and real estate, was left by Rome C. STEPHENSON, prominent banker, who died Dec. 4, last, according to additional probate records listed with Commissioner Herman A. Newsome Monday.
The St. Joseph Loan & Trust Co., is administering the estate. Mrs. Mary STUART STEPHENSON, the widow, and two sons, Joseph M. [STEPHENSON] and Hugh R. STEPHENSON, were named beneficiaries under the will, probated last week.

Joseph CONN, aged 71, for many years a prominent farmer of Liberty township, died at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in a Logansport hospital. He had been in ill health for several years and had been a patient in the hospital for three years. Death followed a week's illness due to bronchial pneumonia.
The deceased was born on a farm in Liberty township two miles south of Fulton on Road 25. He resided there all of his life. He was one of twelve children born to Vachel and Angeline CONN.
Mr. Conn was a member of the United Brethren Church at Fulton. He had been married three times. His wives were Edith WILDERMUTH, Mary SIX and Mrs. Martha DURBIN. Mrs. Durbin, who was his third wife, survives.
Survivors are the widow, daughter, Mrs. Olive RANNELLS, three sons, Arthur [CONN], Albert [CONN] and Lester [CONN], all of whom live in Akron, Ohio; sister, Mrs. Frank MYERS, Peru and five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the United Brethren Church at Fulton with the Rev. J. W. LAKE in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Metea.

Elmer HATCH, aged 62, prominent resident of Macy, died in the Dukes Hospital in Peru at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from pneumonia. The deceased, who lived one-half a mile south of Macy, had been ill ten days.
Mr. Hatch died in the house in which he was born which is known as the Hatch Homestead. He has lived at Macy all of his life except for a few years when he resided in Peru. His parents were Amos and Janet HATCH.
Mr. Hatch was employed for a number of years as a salesman by the MURDEN Ford agency at Peru. Three years ago he moved back to Macy from Peru to make his home. Thirty years ago he was married to Miss Hettie KOHLS.
Survivors are the widow, three sisters, Mrs. Ira TRUESDALE and Mrs. Alonzo LEEDY, Peru and Mrs. Homer LACKEY of near Macy.
The funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Macy Christian Church, with Rev. Ernest LAUGHLIN in charge. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Thursday, December 20, 1934

Elmer DEACON, aged 71, of 801 Lake Avenue, Plymouth, died in the Kelly Hospital at Argos at 12:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death followed a lingering illness of two years.
The deceased was born in Marshall county on July 25, 1863. He had lived on farms in the Argos community all of his life until one year ago when he moved to Plymouth to live.
Survivors are the widow, two sons, Earl [DEACON] and Lloyd [DEACON], who reside on farms near Plymouth and a daughter, Mrs. Hazel CORL, Aaron, Mich.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church at Plymouth at 2 p.m Saturday with Rev. H. W. VANCE in charge. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The body was taken from the Kelly Hospital to an undertaking parlor in Argos and will be moved to the Deacon residence in Plymouth Thursday evening.

Friday, December 21, 1934

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Saturday, December 22, 1934

Mrs. Jane BEMENDERFER, aged 83 years, a life long resident of this community passed away at her home a half mile south of this city at five o'clock Friday evening. Mrs. Bemenderfer had been in ill health from a complication of diseases for the past two years.
During the latter years of her life she attained considerable publicity over her clairvoyant abilities, had a wide number of clients throughout the northern part of the state who marveled at her prowess along such lines.
Funeral services will be held at the Athens U.B. Church Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock. Rev. Loren S. STINE will officiate and burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.

Joseph MARROW, aged 79, passed away at 11:40 Friday morning at his farm home, six miles west of Argos. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of nine weeks duration. Mr. Morrow had been a resident of that community for over 25 years and had a wide acquaintance of friends in both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Joseph, son of William and Martha MARROW, was born in Miami county, Indiana on March 2nd, 1855. Upon reaching manhood Mr. Marrow was united in wedlock to Minerva NICHOLS. In the year of 1909 he removed from Wabash county to the Argos community where he has since resided. He followed the occupation of farming up until his last illness. Mrs. Marrow preceded in death on January 26, 1926. The survivors are two sons, Charles [MARROW], of Argos, Ralph [MARROW], of Kokomo, four daughters, Mrs. Maude OBERMAN, of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Carrie STOLKE, of Fort Wane, Mrs. Donnie ROCKHILL, of Rochester and Mrs. Nellie HORNER, of Knox. Six children preceded their father in death.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. R. O. KIMBERLIN will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Argos Methodist church. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos.

Monday, December 24, 1934

Mrs. Jane BEMENDERFER who died at her home at the south edge of Rochester last Friday evening and who was buried Sunday after funeral services in the United Brethren Church at Athens was well known in Indiana and many surrounding states.
Mrs. Bemenderfer was known because of her powers as a clairvoyant and seeress. Early in life her strange gift manifested itself and her school mates would come to her when they had lost various articles and she would tell them where they were. It was not until later in life that she gained a reputation as a seeress.
Mrs. Bemenderfer has been consulted in recent years in nearly every mysterious murder which has been committed in this section of the country for many years. She was credited with aiding officers in the solution of many crimes through tips which she gave them.
The aged lady was consulted by persons whose relatives had disappeared or who had lost articles. She also, it was said, often assisted the sick.
Mrs. Bemenderfer seemed to have a peculiar power when it came to drowning cases and was often consulted in such accidents. At one time a lad by the name of George GUTHIER, of Huntington, drowned in the waters of Lake Manitou. The family consulted Mrs. Bemenderfer and she told them the spot where the body would come to the surface of the lake and the time. The persons who had talked with Mrs. Bemenderfer were skeptical but went to the place designated which was just to the south of Big Island and at the time named the body came to the surface as she said it would. The body had been lodged under a log.
At one time the family of Catherine WINTERS, a girl who disappeared from her home at Newcastle years ago, came to consult her. Mrs. Bemenderfer told they would not find their daughter and they never have. If she knew what was the girl's fate Mrs. Bemenderfer never disclosed it.
Her home was a somewhat impressive place being set among fir trees, while her personal appearance was somewhat like that of the women who were tried for witchcraft in the colonial days. The reception room of her house contained books on mysticism, occult and treatises on Hades.
Mrs. Bemenderfer never charged for her consultations but would accept a donation. Many times she would not answer at the time she was visited but would tell the persons to return at another time.
She could have been wealthy it is said had she so desired because of the donations which she received from persons who called at her home. The aged lady however was very charitable and aided many persons.
Minerva Jane POWELL was born in Rochester township on June 7, 1851 and spent her entire life in or near this city. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. William POWELL. Her home was located on East 17th street in the College addition and a short way east of the junction of Road 14, 25 and 31.
Mrs. Bemenderfer had been an invalid for thirty months prior to her death. She was married to John BEMENDERFER on Janary 14, 1875. He preceded her in death on May 27, 1925.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Martha KING, Akron and Mrs. Laura SOWERS, Macy, and two brothers, Oliver [POWELL] and Lemuel POWELL who reside on farms near Macy.

Mrs. Solomon KEEL, aged 59, died at her home, 1201 South Elm Street at 2:50 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Death was due to high blood pressure and followed a long illness.
The deceased [Rosetta FRANKLIN] was born in Huntington on December 9, 1875 and was the daughter of John and Mary FRANKLIN. Mrs. Keel's maiden name was Francis Rosetta FRANKLIN.
On March 22, 1905 the deceased was married to Solomon KEEL in a ceremony which was performed at Wabash. Mrs. Keel has been a resident of this city for 30 years, moving here from Huntington.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Byron [KEEL] Rochester and Myron [KEEL], Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Ray GLASS, Argos and Miss Leah KEEL, at home; three brothers, James [FRANKLIN], Flint, Mich.; Arnold [FRANKLIN], Wabash, and Wiley [FRANKLIN] and a sister, Mrs Mallie MORREY, Casper, Wyoming.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Christmas Day. Rev. B. G. FIELD will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Gertrude GOCHENOUR, aged 32, died at her home in Argos at 4 o'clock Saturday evening after an illness of several years due to complications.
The deceased was born in Indiana on July 22, 1902 and was the daughter of William and Bell RALSTON. Her husband is Clarence GOCHENOUR.
Survivors are the husband; mother; two brothers, Marshall [RALSTON] and Arthur RALSTON, Argos; and a sister Mrs. Gladys BLUNT, Argos.
The funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Umbaugh Funeral Parlor at Argos. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery near Argos.

Wednesday, December 26, 1934

Mrs. William H. BICK died at her home at 1418 South Jefferson Street Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The funeral service was held at the home today at two o'clock. Rev. Loren S. STINE officiated. Burial was made in the Citizens Cemetery.
Hanna M. WHITE, the daughter of Benjamin H. and Mary WHITE, was born in Howard County April 3, 1853 and died Dec. 24, 1934, aged 81 years, 8 months and 21 days.
When six years of age she came to Fulton county with her parents and lived in this county until her death.
On October 25, 1884 she was united in marriage to Wm. H. BICK, and lived in a log cabin in the Athens community for some time. A little over four years ago they moved to Rochester.
There survive her, a son, Clyde Andrew BICK, of Rochester and a daughter, Mrs. Flossie Faye ZARTMAN, of Warsaw, 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandildren.

James B. MARSHMAN, aged 66, a former resident of Argos, died at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home, 921 North Francis Street, South Bend. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of two years.
Mr. Marshman was born near Argos on December 22, 1868. His parents were Jefferson and Nancy MARSHMAN. He was a farmer and also a carpenter and lived near Argos until ten years ago when he went to South Bend to reside. His wife was Emeretta BISHOP whom he married at Argos on May 9, 1891.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Rethal SPONSLER and Mrs. Mattie LOWMAN both of South Bend, three sons, Clayton [MARSHMAN] and Ray [MARSHMAN], Mishawaka and Jay [MARSHMAN], South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Dennie ROSEBAUM, South Bend.
The body was moved to the Grossman Chapel at Argos this morning. Funeral services will be held from the chapel at 1:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. Merle DAVIS, pastor of the Jordan Baptist church in charge. Burial will be made in the Jordan cemetery.

George W. SULT, aged 75, a former resident of Fulton county, was found dead in the Greensmith Florist Shop at Battle Creek, Michigan at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning. The funeral services and burial were made at Battle Creek Monday. Mr. Sult was the night watchman at the florist shop. He was found by his son, Russell [SULT], when he called to take him to his home. Survivors are the widow, four sons, two daughters, sister, Mrs. Jennie GRANT, Warsaw and 23 grandchildren. Mrs. Jessie STEININGER of this city is a daughter.

John D. HOLMAN, 74, the oldest living active merchant in Rochester, died at 1:30 Wednesday morning, at his home, the result of heart trouble from which he had been quite ill for three months. He had been in poor health for the last fifteen years and during the past three years had been quite ill at times. He was widely known over Fulton and vicinity due to his long business career as a shoe and dry goods merchant in this city and to his ability to make friends and always give them a cheery greeting.
Mr. Holman first worked on his father's farm near Richland Center, then became a school teacher which profession he followed for several years. During his evening hours and in vacation he worked at the carpenter trade and always kept a liking for the building work. Meanwhile he had developed a desire for business and an 1889 he formed a partnership with the late George WALLACE in a shoe and drygoods store. Their store was located in the then newly built Arlington block and they were the first men to occupy a business room in that building. Mr. Wallace was replaced in the partnership several years later by Frank FOOTE, now of Warsaw. After that Ike ONSTOT began working in the store and later became a partner with Mr. Holman, a business relationship that lasted for 30 years. Mr. Holman's store has been in the present location, 824 Main Street, for the last 25 years.
The well known drygoods merchant was also very progressive in other fields during his lifetime. He served as president of the Fulton County Cooperative Merchants Association, which was the commercial organization of the community at that time and very active. He was one of the early boosters of Lake Manitou as a summer resort and built the first cottage, "The Willows" on the lake about 28 years ago. He often recalled that when he erected this summer home there were only seven other buildings around the lake and the road to the place was of heavy sand. Later he built the first bathing beach of the lake in front of his cottage.
He was one of the pioneer automobile owners in Fulton county and was from the first a booster for automobile clubs and good roads and always a leader in these organizations. He and Mrs. Holman were both lovers of the great outdoors and they traveled whenever the opportunity presented itself and during their lifetimes they visited places of scenic beauty in all but one state in the union. They had friends in almost every place they went and they delighted in visiting with them at every opportunity.
Mr. Holman kept up actively in business until his last illness giving him a record of 45 years engaged in the drygoods and shoe trade at his death. He and Mrs. Holman also were proud of the fact that they have lived in their present location, 300 West Ninth Street, for 50 years, they having celebrated their golden wedding anniversary two years ago.
He was always a very active member of the Baptist Church, being a lifelong member and joined when it was located in the Val Zimmerman building. He served as a deacon and was superintendent of the Sunday School for 16 years and directed its growth from a membership of 68 to over 300. He taught the ladies Bible class for a number of years and often had as many as 100 gathered to listen to him. He was active in the building of the parsonage and the remodeling of the church.
John Holman was born on July 7, 1860 in Kosciusko county near Mentone the son of Charles and Delilah HOLMAN. He lived with his parents for several years in Kansas and then they moved to a farm in this county. On November 30, 1882 he was married to Miss Anna ONSTOTT and to this union one son, Harry [HOLMAN], was born Nov. 2, 1883. The great tragedy of their lives came when Harry, one of the most popular young men of the town, was killed when he fell beneath a moving railway train on March 23, 1902, a death which shocked the entire community.
He is survived by Mrs. HOLMAN, a brother George [HOLMAN], who is now at Winter Haven, Florida. Two nephews who reside here are Mayor Charles JONES and Roy JONES. One who lived with them for a number of years and was looked upon as a member of their family is Mrs. Charles BABCOCK of Indianapolis who is here now.
The funeral will be held at the Baptist Church on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Benjamin FIELD will officiate while Rev. O. P. MILES of Lake Winona, former pastor of the Baptist church here and a close friend of the family will also pay final tribute to the deceased. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the home at any time.

Mrs. Mary Catherine MYERS, aged 83 years, six months and 15 days, a pioneer resident of this community, passed away Tuesday morning at 2:40 o'clock at her home 317 West 11th street. Death resulted from a complication of diseases after an illness of two months. Mrs. Myers had been bedfast for the last five weeks. The deceased, who had been a resident of this community for over 45 years had a host of friends throughout the city and county.
Mary Catherine, daughter of John and Elizabeth CYPHERT, was born in Ohio, on June 10, 1851. On March 15th, 1874 she was united in wedlock to Jacob MYERS. Mr. Myers passed away on April 17th, 1928. Mr. and Mrs. Myers came to this community from Miami county about 45 years ago. For a long number of years they resided on a farm located west of this city, later removing to this city, where they have since resided. Mrs. Myers was a member of the Rochester Evangelical Church and took an active part in the affairs of that organization. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Bertha STAHL, of this city, Miss Anna MYERS, of South Bend, a son Ray MYERS, of this city, and a sister Mrs. Sarah GROAT, of Deedsville, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical Church. Rev. L. E. SMITH will be in charge of the services assisted by Rev. F. G. KUEBLER, former Evangelical pastor. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Noah CURTIS, aged 75, died at the county home at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered Sunday. The deceased was born in Henry township and had lived at the home since 1931. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew CURTIS. The deceased was a day laborer and also a bachelor. A few distant relatives reside in Henry township. William EISENHOUR, who lives on a farm west of Plymouth, is a brother-in-law. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Allen LONG, 54, farmer living seven miles southeast of Argos died in the Woodlawn hospital at 6 o'clock Tuesday night. Death was due to a bowel obstruction from which he had suffered for some time. An operation which was performed Saturday morning proved unsuccessful.
The deceased was born at Bunker Hill on May 2, 1880. His parents were Daniel and Addie LONG. He followed the occupation of farming all of his life. Mr. Long moved to the Argos community from Bunker Hill twenty years ago. He was a member of the Dunkard Church.
Survivors are the widow, a daughter Mrs. Sarah KING, Mentone, five sons, Orville [LONG] and Virgil [LONG] who reside on farms near Tiosa, Paul [LONG], Harold [LONG] and Lowell [LONG] at home.
The funeral services will be held from the Walnut Dunkard church at 10:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Grant McGUIRE in charge. Burial will be made in the Dunkard cemetery near Walnut.

Mrs. Josephine [BOWLES] ALEXANDER RAGER, 67, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kelsie YEAGLEY at 2:10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death resulted from a cancerous infection following an illness of six months duration. Mrs. Rager had been bedfast for the past 11 weeks.
Josephine, daughter of Henry and Dorcus BOWLES was born in Rich Valley, Ind. on December 18th, 1867. Thirty-five years ago she was married to Charles ALEXANDER, who preceded in death seven years ago. In April 19, 1933 she was married to G. B. RAGER, the ceremony being pronounced in Lanora, Okla. Mrs. Rager had been a resident of Akron for the past 36 years. Surviving are the husband, two brothers, Waldo BOWLES, of Ashley, Ind., and Ross BOWLES, of Hobart, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Akron Methodist Church with Rev. Clyde S. MILLER officiating. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Thursday, December 27, 1934

Friends of the late John D. HOLMAN may view the body at the Holman residence, 300 West 9th street up until one o'clock Friday afternoon. The body will then be removed to the Baptist church where it will lie in state up until two o'clock, the hour of the funeral services.

Funeral services for the late Noah CURTIS who died at the Fulton County Home Wednesday will be held from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartment at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Rev. Loren STINE will be in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Athens.

Clarence ARNOLD, 36, of Indianapolis, former resident of Culver, died in the City Hospital at Indianapolis Monday from a skull fracture which he received in an auto accident Saturday. Funeral services will be held at Culver Friday.

John SUTHERLIN, a farmer living in the Talma community, died today in the Epworth Hospital at South Bend. An obituary could not be obtained today as all members of the family were in South Bend.

Friday, December 28, 1934

John W. SUTHERLIN, aged 80, a resident of Talma for over 50 years, died at 2:30 o'clock Thursday morning in the Epworth hospital in South Bend. He had been in ill health for three years with gland trouble. He had been a patient in the hospital at South Bend for the past six weeks.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county on Oct. 4, 1854, the son of Noah and Catherine SUTHERLIN. He came to this county from Warsaw. He was a stone mason. On April 22, 1883, he was married to Ellen SOLOVON in a ceremony performed in Rochester.

Mr. Sutherlin was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Mentone.
Surviving are the widow, four sisters, Miss Margaret Ann SUTHERLIN, Hudson, Wis., Mrs. Artheta AULT, Burket, Mrs. Florence NORRIS, Warsaw and Miss Rosa SUTHERLIN, Madrid, Ohio, and a foster son Albert L. BOWMAN, of Talma.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Talma Christian church with the Rev. Walter KENNEDY in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

An error was committed in the obituary of Mrs. William BICK, published in the columns of The News-Sentinel Wednesday. The obituary failed to mention that the deceased's husband survives, along with a son, Clyde A. BICK of Rochester and daughter, Mrs. Flossie ZARTMAN.

Logansport, Ind., Dec. 28 (UP) -- Donald J. FOUTS, 33, Chili, was found dead in his auto six miles east of here today.
A rifle was found beside the body and there was a bullet through his head.
Officials said he apparently had committed suicide. No motive was established.

James BURNS, aged 75, died at 4 o'clock Friday morning at the home of his son Jesse BURNS, who resides on a farm one mile north of Athens. The deceased made his home with his son. Death was due to heart trouble which followed a stroke of paralysis which he suffered three years ago.
Mr. Burns followed the occupation of farming. He lived in Henry township all of his life. He was born on a farm near Akron on Nov. 4, 1859, the son of Jesse and Sarah BURNS. His wife was Mahala COOK, whom he married 50 years ago. Mrs. Burns preceded her husband in death.
Survivors are two sons, Oliver [BURNS], who lives near Akron and Jesse [BURNS], three daughters, Mrs. Mary GINN, Mrs. Stella Van LUE and Mrs. Vida KUHN, all of near Akron, two brothers, Hiram [BURNS], Akron, and Mahlon [BURNS], Rochester, two sisters, Mrs. Bert SMITH, Akron, and Mrs. Martha ROBBINS, Elkhart, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church at Akron. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery northwest of Akron.

Mrs. Mary E. DAUGHERTY, 82, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl MILLER, one-half mile west of Green Oak, following several months' illness of paralysis.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Miller residence and burial will be in Springdale cemetery near Bunker Hill. The body was removed to the Blazier funeral home in Bunker Hill where friends may call until late Friday afternoon when it will be returned to the late residence.
Mrs. Daugherty had lived in Bunker Hill for many years, until fifteen years ago when she moved to the Miller farm near Green Oak. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac EASLEY, of Pavy, Ill., both deceased.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. MILLER, with whom she made her home, one son, Theodore COONEY, of Kokomo and one grandson, Lloyd COONEY, also of Kokomo.

Saturday, December 29, 1934

Ralph Burnette [MATHIAS], five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd MATHIAS, died at his parents' home, 512 North Madison street at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Death was due to measles and heart trouble. The lad had been ill for two weeks. He was born in this city on September 22, 1929. His parents moved to this city from Marion last spring. Ralph was a member of the United Brethren church of this city. Survivors are the parents, brother, Keith [MATHIAS], sister, Elsie [MATHIAS], and three grandparents. The funeral services will be conducted from the United Brethren church at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Loren STINE in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Enola Glen HICKS, 63, passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Isaac EDINGTON, near Leiters Ford, Friday. Funeral arrangements have not been made, pending word from her son, Earl MEREDITH, who resides in Kansas. It was stated however that burial will be made in Arkansas.

John SULLIVAN, 71, a widower who resides alone on his farm near Disko, was found dead in his bed late yesterday by a neighbor, Floyd FLECK. It was believed Mr. Sullivan had passed away some time during Thursday night and that death was caused from a heart attack. Mr. Sullivan had spent Christmas day with his son, Devane, of North Manchester and was apparently in good health when he left for his home, however, at various times during the past few years he had complained of heart attacks.
The deceased was born in Wabash county and had resided in the vicinity of Disko throughout his entire life. For several years he was janitor of the Disko school. His wife preceded him in death three years ago. The survivors are three sons, Pete [SULLIVAN], of Disko, Devane [SULLIVAN], of North Manchester, and Earl [SULLIVAN] of Elkhart. Five grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock at the Disko Methodist church. Rev. KENNEDY, of Silver Lake will officiate. Interment will be made in the Talma cemetery.

Monday, December 31, 1934

Clark B. ENYART, aged 81, a resident of Rochester fifty-nine years, died at the Minter House at 10:30 Sunday a.m. He was in a coma since Friday midnight. He had been in ill health for a number of years.
His niece, Iva STEVENS of Chicago, was at his bedside when the end came, having been called by phone the day before. Iva made her home with Mr. Enyart from childhood up until her marriage some years ago.
Mr. Enyart was born December 25, 1853 in Miami County. He was the son of Oliver and Elizabeth ENYART.
The deceased was married to Alebia STEVENS, Nov. 14, 1875. Mr. Enyart was a brother of the late David [ENYART] and Ira ENYART, Effie COLE and Annie HINKLE.
Mr. Enyart was a brick mason and worked at that trade up until about eight years ago. He made his home at the Minter House since Mrs. Enyart's death. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias lodges.
Funeral services New Year's Day at 2:30 p.m. from the Val Zimmerman's apartments.

Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The Odd Fellows lodge will have charge of the services at the graveside.

William YELTON of Leiters Ford has been called to Peru by the death of his brother-in-law Henry WALPE. Mr. Walpe died Sunday and funeral services will be held in Peru Wednesday.

Mrs. Enola MEREDITH HICKS, aged 84, died Friday at the home of her sister Mrs. Emma EDINGTON who resides on a farm near Leiters Ford. Death was due to a throat infection and heart trouble and followed an illness of one week.
The deceased was born on January 12, 1870. Her parents were Moses and Clarissa RICE. Mrs. Hicks has lived in Indiana five years coming here from Arkansas. Her husband was J. D. HICKS. Mrs. Hicks was a member of the Baptist Church at Harrisburg, Ark.
Survivors are a son Earl HICKS, five grandchildren, one great-grandson, brother S. L. MEREDITH and two half-sisters Mrs. Amelia MEREDITH of Logansport and Mrs. EDINGTON.
The funeral services were held from the Edington home at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. V. S. RADCLIFF in charge. Burial will be made in the Hicks family plot in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Nettleton, Ark.
The remains accompanied by the son Earl, left Culver today for Arkansas.