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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1938

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1938

Monday, January 3, 1938

John TONER, aged 83, died at his home 408 North Main Street at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning after a three year illness due to heart and kidney trouble.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm near Kewanna on January 21, 1854. His parents were Andrew and Mary Ann TONER.
Mr. Toner was married to Miss Anna CROME in a ceremony which was performed in Kewanna on November 23, 1876. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary last year in a quiet manner in their home in this city.
For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Toner resided on farms in Union and Rochester townships. They later operated the GRAND and ERIE Hotels in Rochester and thus gained a wide acquaintanship among the traveling public. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Toner were the parents of five children all of whom preceded them in death. Survivors are the widow, sister Mrs. Joe URBIN, Kewanna, two brothers Al TONER, Julian, Cal., and Jerry TONER, South Bend and a granddaughter, Mrs. Vivian DeVAULT, Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. James MacELREE pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be made in the Shafer Cemetery, three-quarters of a mile northeast of Kewanna.

Mrs. Mary RHOADES, 67, passed away Friday evening at her home, eight miles southeast of Argos. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which was suffered Thursday morning of last week. Mrs. Rhoades had been a resident of the Talma community for the past seven years having moved there from Wabash county.
The deceased who was the daughter of John H. and Anna (SNYDER) COOPER was born in Wabash county, January 28th, 1870. On April 25th, 1926, she was united in marriage to Clinton RHOADES. Mrs. Rhoades was a member of the Talma Christian Church.
The survivors are the husband, and two brothers, Austin COOPER of Baraboo, Wis., and George COOPER of Fulton, Ind.
Funeral services were held in the Umbaugh funeral home, at Argos at ten o'clock Monday morning. Rev. A. M. THOMAS officiated. Burial was made in the Converse, Ind. cemetery.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Grace Methodist Church for Kenneth KEIM, aged 34, who died Friday evening in the Woodlawn hospital after a short illness due to complications.
The services were in charge of Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, pastor of the church. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The deceased was born on a farm in the Green Oak community on July 26, 1903. His parents were Harvey and Pearl KEIM. He followed the occupation of farming all of his life.

Survivors are the mother, a sister, Miss Esther KEIM, Logansport and a brother Theodore KEIM, who resides on a farm near Green Oak.

Tuesday, January 4, 1938

Funeral services for Rev. Robert KIMBERLIN, former pastor of the Argos Methodist church were held in Hammond, Monday afternoon. Rev. Kimberlin died last Friday evening at his home in Hammond. He leaves his wife and two sons, Robert [KIMBERLIN] and Richard [KIMBERLIN], all of Hammond.

Emery M. WINDBIGLER, aged 24, a resident of Newcastle township, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning from shock which followed injuries he received on December 28 when he was drawn into a cornpicker.
Mr. Windbigler was working for Marion GOHN on the SMILEY farm four miles east of Rochester. When he started the cornpicker his clothing caught in the mechanism and he was paulled into the device so far that the machinery stopped.
The unfortunate man's cries for help were heard by Thomas CUMBERLAND a neighbor who with other men extracted Windbigler and moved him to Woodlawn Hospital where it was found he had suffered internal injuries, fractured right ankle and badly mangled right arm.
The deceased was born in Wichita, Kans., on July 4, 1913 and was the son of Mrs. Pearl WINDBIGLER and the late Levi WINDBIGLER. He had lived in Fulton county for the past 15 years moving to the farm in Newcastle township where he resided with his mother from Akron several years ago. He was a member of the Church of God at Akron.
Survivors are the mother, brother, Henry WINDBIGLER, Washington, D.C., and two sisters, Mrs. KELLY of Rochester and Miss Linnie WINDBIGLER of Mentone.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church in Mentone at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Sycamore Cemetery near Mentone.

Jerry Max [GERRICH], 16-months-old son of Walter and Louise GERRICH, who reside on a farm northwest of Akron died at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning from diptheria and a streptococcus infection.
The child who was born September 13, 1936, had been ill since last Thursday. A sister, Nancy Marlene [GERRICH], aged 3, was taken to a hospital in Ft. Wayne this morning. She is suffering with the same disease as that which claimed her infant brother's life.
Survivors are the parents, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. YOUNG, Gilead and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William GERRICH of near Denver.
Private funeral services will be held from the Gerrich farm home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Alvah BARR in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Gilead.

Omar SOUTHALL, aged 65, who resided alone on a farm one mile west of Leiters Ford died at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon after he had suffered a heart attack while visiting in the home of his neighbor Frank SCHMIDT where he had gone on an errand. The deceased had suffered with heart trouble for the past five years.
Mr. Southall was born at Bourbon and was the son of George and Anna SOUTHALL. He had lived near Leiters Ford for 40 years moving there from Kewanna. He was not affiliated with any organization and as far as can be learned he has no survivors.
The funeral services will be held from the Lukenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. John WALTON pastor of the Leiters Ford Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Wednesday, January 5, 1938

Logansport, Jan. 5. -- Matthew MORONEY,, 77, one of Cass county's most prominent residents, a pioneer of Harrison township and former treasurer of Cass county, died at his home, two miles east of Lucerne at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Death occurred at his home, "Forest Lodge" following a brief illness. He had been a life-long resident of the farm on which he died.
He was born in 1860, the son of Matthew, and Marguerite (MANIX) MORONEY on November 8. At that time the county was more or less a wilderness and the home was a one-room log cabin.
Mr. Maroney, a strong member of the Democratic party, was elected to the office of township trustee in 1905, serving in that capacity until his election as Cass county treasurer in 1907. He was re-elected as treasurer in 1911.
His parents, natives of County Clare, Ireland, came to America in 1850, landing in New Orleans. They stopped at Memphis, Tenn., Cincinnati, O., and Hagerstown, Ind., before coming to Cass county.
On arriving here the elder Moroney cleared the land and made a productive farm from it. He died in 1876 at the age of 56, his widow living until 1896.
After the death of his father, Matthew Moroney, continued to operate the farm and became regarded as one of the progressive men in the community. He married Mary BACKUS Nov. 9, 1881. Mrs. Moroney died in 1906. She and Mr. Moroney were members of St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic church at Lucerne. Mr. Moroney also was a member of Elks lodge and K. of C. in Logansport.
The body was prepared for burial at Kroeger and Son funeral home and removed to the residence where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday from St. Elizabeth's Catholic church in Lucerne with Father Charles SEEBERGER, of Kewanna, in charge. Burial will be in St. Vincent's cemetery here.
Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. William SHANLEY, Kewanna; Mrs. Peter PIERCE, Logansport; Mrs. Rose FAYLOR, at home; Mrs. W. S. FLACK, Mishawaka; Mrs. Mary McDOWELL Indianapolis; three sons, Matthew, [MORONEY], Jr., Bethlehem township; Charles [MORONEY], Harrison township; Richard [MORONEY], of South Bend, and six grandchildren.

Kokomo, Jan. 5. -- Walter M. SENOUR, 21, of Bourbon, Ind., an Indiana university student, was killed last night as a northwest bound Pennsylvania railroad passenger train struck his automobile in U. S. road 31 in the north part of Kokomo.
Senour, driving alone, suffered a broken neck.
His body, hurled against the right rear corner of the tender of the work train, was mangled. He suffered face and internal injuries as well. The crash occurred at 7:22 p.m., at the North Washington street crossing of state road 31, just as the work train, the engine pushing a string of cars, had entered the crossing.
Frank ROBINSON, 1227 High street, Logansport, conductor, W. E. SCRIPTER, 1001 Wright street, Logansport, engineer, and Newell EARHART, fireman, also of Logansport, were on the train which was moving about 4 miles per hour. J. W. LUCAS, Richmond, pilot, was in charge of the train.
The Bourbon youth was believed south-bound to Bloomington when his car struck the train. There are no flashers at the crossing but vision of motorists is reported not obscured.

Friday, January 7, 1938

Shirley Ann [SHOEMAKER], infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Alva SHOEMAKER passed away Friday morning at the Shoemaker home, northeast of Fulton. The attending physician stated death was caused by malnutrition.
The little child, who was born on December 13th, 1937, is survived by her parents, a sister, Elanore [SHOEMAKER], and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer SHOEMAKER, all of near Fulton.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Shoemaker home. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Saturday, January 8, 1938

Te[rr]y Joe [CLINTON], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell (Klise) CLINTON, passed away at 8 a.m. Saturday morning at the Clinton home, 1212 South Main street this city. The little child was born on December 31st, 1937.
The survivors are the parents and a brother, Russell [CLINTON], Jr., and the grandparents.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon 3 o'clock at the residence. Rev. R. E. MILLS, of the Christian church, officiated. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, January 10, 1938

Darla Jean DENISTON, 14-weeks-old twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert DENISTON, died at the family residence, three and one-half miles southwest of here, Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock after an illness of several days.
Surviving are the parents, the twin brother, Darl Dean [DENISTON]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ada CUNNINGHAM, Royal Centre; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman DENISTON, Walton.
Private funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral home. Rev. NIELL in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery one-half mile east of here, [Kewanna, Ind.].

Mrs. John SHOUP, aged 73, died suddenly at her farm home two and half miles southwest of Akron, at 3 o'clock Sunday morning from a blood clot in the heart. She had been in ill health for several days of heart trouble but her death was entirely unexpected.
Nora BROWN was born on a farm in Wabash county near Laketon on September 23, 1874. Her parents were William and Minerva (SEWELL) BROWN. She spent her entire lifetime on farms near Laketon and Akron.
In a ceremony which was performed in Wabash in 1891 she was married to John SHOUP. She was a member of the Christian Church at Akron.
Surviving are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Jessie KLISE and Mrs. Gerald BEMENDERFER of Akron, half-sister Mrs. Ed ALGER of Fort Wayne, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son James [SHOUP] died in infancy.

The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Laketon.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the Grace Methodist church, by Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, for Mrs. Inez V. WALTERS, who passed away Saturday afternoon at her farm home four miles northwest of this city.
Mrs. Walters' demise came just two months after that of her husband Lovell B. WALTERS, who succumbed on November 8th, 1937 from injuries received on October 29th, when he was struck by an auto at the corner of Main and 9th street. Mrs. Walters' death followed in the wake of a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered the forepart of last week.
Mrs. Walters who had been a resident of Rochester for over 50 years had a legion of friends throughout this community.
The deceased, who was the daughter of Constantine and Malinda SHULER, was born at Chili, Ind., on February 27th, 1872. While still in her girlhood she moved to Rochester with her parents where she has since resided. On October 24th, 1893, she was united in marriage to Lovell B. Walters, the ceremony being solemnized in this city.
The survivors are two sons, John Bryan WALTERS, of Hammond; Robert WALTERS, of this city, and a daughter Martha L. WALTERS of Hammond.

Mrs. Louella BRICKEL, aged 62, a life long resident of Rochester, died at her home one mile north of this city in Road 31 at 9:30 o'clock Sunday evening after a week's illness due to pneumonia.
She was born on a farm near Rochester on January 19, 1875 and was the daughter of Jacob and Rebecca (COLWELL) STAHL. She was a member of the First United Brethren Church of this city.
The only survivors are nieces and nephews.
The funeral services have been set tentatively for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
In event that relatives from a distance are unable to reach here by Wednesday the funeral services will be held at a later date.
Friends may view the remains at The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at Eleventh and Jefferson streets until the hour of the last rites.

Tuesday, January 11, 1938

Indianola, Iowa, Jan. 11. (INS) -- Dr. L. A. MULLICAN, father of the LANE sisters of screen and radio fame, was dead today the victim of a heart attack which set in shortly after he attended the Democratic Jackson Day dinner at Des Moines, Saturday.
A postmaster and prominent politician Mullican was the father of Dorothy [MULLICAN], known as Lola LANE, Rosemary [MULLICAN] [Rosemary LANE], who took part in the Hollywood Hotel, Priscilla [MULLICAN] [Priscilla LANE], also of the movies and Leota [MULLICAN], now at the Julliard music school in New York, who hopes to make a grand opera debut soon.
Dr. Mullican was born near Macy, Ind., and came here after completing a course at Northwestern University to practice dentistry in 1902. He died last night.
Charles [MULLICAN] and Ben MULLICAN of this city left Monday for Indianola, Iowa, to be at the bedside of their brother, Dr. L. A. Mullican who is critically ill from heart trouble.
Dr. Mullican is the father of the three famous Lane sisters, all of whom are now featured stars in movieland.

Following an illness of less than a month, from a heart ailment, Abraham L. (Link) LUKENS, 71, well-known stock raiser of the Disko community, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Lukens had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this section of the state, he having held many pure-bred stock sales at his farm near Disko.
Abramah Lincoln [LUKENS], son of Jonas and Maria LUKENS was born on a farm south of Disko. Over 50 years ago he was united in marriage to Mary KILLMAN. Mr. Lukens was a member of the Baptist church of Niconza, near Disko and of the Akron Masonic Order.
The survivors are his wife; two sons, Ralph [LUKENS], of near Akron; Frank [LUKENS] of Disko; a daughter, Mrs. Marie HUNTER, of Gilead; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a brother, George LUKENS of Disko.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. VanNUYS will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Niconza Baptist church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.

Donna Lee LOWMASTER, infant daughter of Oliver and Elnora LOWMASTER who reside on a farm in Henry township, died this morning a few hours after its birth. Interment was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, at Athens this afternoon.

Graveside services were held in the Citizens Cemetery at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon for the late Samuel SWARTWOOD, aged 87, former resident of Rochester who died in the home of his son, Fred Swartwood in Harvey, Ill., Sunday morning. The Odd Fellows lodge was in charge of the services.
Mr. Swartwood passed away at 5:30 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was due to old age and complications and followed an illness of several years duration.
The deceased was born in Rochester and was the son of John and Lydia SWARTWOOD. He lived in this city for over fifty years, where he followed the occupation of a painter. He also spent several years in California and Florida with relatives.
Mr. Swartwood was married to Susan ELLIOTT who preceded her husband in death a number of years ago. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Glendora, Cal.
Survivors are three children, John SWARTWOOD, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Sarah CROCKETT, Glendora, Cal., and Fred SWARTWOOD; sister, Mrs. Horace SHELTON of this city and five grandchildren.

Mishawaka, Ind., Jan 11. -- Hugh Irwin JENKINS, 38, of 931 East Fourth street, this city was found fatally injured early Monday morning in the 700 block Lincoln Way East, where he is believed to have been struck by a hit-and-run motorist while walking to work.
Deputy Coroner H. H. RODIN, said Mr. Jenkins apparently died almost instantly of a skull fracture and that he believed Mr. Jenkins had been walking in the street because of the heavy snow on the sidewalks.
Mrs. JENKINS, suffering from shock, at home with her three children, stated today that her husband started to walk to the Van Stag's restaurant, where he was employed, when he learned that the street cars were running far behind schedule because of the heavy snow storm.

-- Mr. Jenkins, it is learned today was a former resident of Fulton, Ind., having left that community about 15 years ago to accept employment at South Bend. He was born July 1st, 1899 in Liberty township, and on Dec. 24th, 1930 he was married to Helen BRYAN, in Mishawaka.
He is survived by his wife and three children, Alice [JENKINS], Jean [JENKINS] and James [JENKINS], all at home.

Wednesday, January 12, 1938

Friends in Wayne township have received word of the death of David WELSHEIMER, aged 40, world war veteran and former resident of Wayne township, who died at his home in Mishawaka Monday morning from a heart embolism.
The deceased was born in Allen county near Fort Wayne and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William WELSHEIMER of South Whitley. His wife was Opal STATTS of near Fulton.
Mr. Welsheimer was a licensed undertaker but for several years had been working in the Ball Band Rubber Company in Mishawaka. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the American Legion at South Bend.
Survivors are the widow, father, stepmother and sister, Miss Edith WELSHEIMER of Gallop, New Mexico.
The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from a chapel in Mishawaka.

Thursday, January 13, 1938

A local undertaker today received a telegram announcing the death of Mrs. Amanda BAUGHER, aged 90, former resident of Talma, who died at the home of a relative in Prudy, Mo., Wednesday night.
The undertaker and Ralph HATFIELD went to Missouri after the body today. Data for an obituary could not be obtained here today.
Mrs. Baugher had resided in Talma for 75 years and went to Prudy in the fall to spend the winter with relatives.
Tentative funeral arrangements are for the last rites to be held from the Talma Christian Church Sunday afternoon.

Timothy C. YARLING, aged 46, farmer living three and a half miles west of Argos died suddenly at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening from a heart attack. Mr. Yarling was doing his evening chores when he suffered the fatal heart seizure.
The deceased was born in Tipton county, on June 2, 1891 and was the son of Henry and Mary YARLING. His wife was Jessie DILLINGER whom he married at Tipton.
Mr. Yarling followed the occupation of farming during his entire lifetime. He moved to the Argos community from Tipton county in 1922.
Survivors are the widow, son Timothy YARLING, Argos; daughter Mrs. Chauncy DENNY; mother, Mrs. James BOLIN, Argos; four sisters, Mrs. Everett MILES, Claypool; Mrs. Lillie QUEEN, Kansas City; Mrs. John HARTLEY, Arcadia and one who resides in Elwood and two grandchildren.
The funeral services will be conducted from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning with Rev. A. M. THOMAS pastor of the Argos Christian Church in charge. The place of burial will be announced at the funeral services.

Frienda may view the remains at the Grossman mortuary until the hour of the last rites.

Word was received here today of the death of Charles F. BROWN, a former Rochester resident, which occurred at his home in Pacific Grove, California, on December 30th.
Mr. Brown during his residency in this city was a tailor. He was a brother of the late Dan BROWN, who while a resident of this city, was the express agent.
The deceased is survived by the widow, who was formerly Miss Ida SLIFER, of Macy.

Friday, January 14, 1938

Rev. Alfred DITMIRE a former resident of Rochester died at his home in Steubenville, Ohio Thursday. He was a nephew of Mrs. Arthur BORDEN. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Lewiston, Ohio.

Peru, Jan. 14. -- George W. (Pete) JACKSON, one of Peru's best known colored residents and a heavyweight prize fighter of renown in the days when Jack JOHNSON was in his prime, died at 11 o'clock Wednesday night at his home, 117 South Huntington street. He was 58 years old.
Jackson's death was due to heart bloc. He had been ill the past two days, but had been up ;and around the house and did not become critical until a few minutes before his death. A doctor was summoned, but he passed away before the physician arrived.
During the nineties and for some years after the turn of the century, Jackson was a heavyweight boxer of unusual ability who barely missed championship ranking. He was a personal friend of Jack Johnson and numerous other champions and near-champions of the prize ring, and on numerous occasions was a sparring partner in Johnson's training camps. Jackson fought in main-go bouts here and in many larger cities throughout the country.
Although his final bid as a real contender in the prize ring was made about the time of the World war, Jackson had been in excellent physical condition until a year ago. In fact, his health had been such that as recent as five years ago when Nick CARTER was promoting fight shows at the Wallace theater, Jackson donned the gloves when a heavyweight failed to put in appearance and although Jackson was then 53 years old, he made a creditable showing against his young and conditioned opponent. In addition to skill and unusual ring generalship, Jackson had a fighting heart and in his prime packed a terrific wallop, standing six feet three and weighing over 200 pounds.
Jackson, who had a genial disposition, was, of course, especially well known and liked by local sports fans, particularly the ones who had seen him in his best fighting days. However, he was also well known by the younger generation of fight fans here, having put in his last public appearance during the holidays when he served as second for several youngsters in an amateur fight show at the Eagles' hall.
Friends may view the remains at the Allen mortuary Friday evening and on Saturday until the time of the funeral.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Allen chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. LACEY, of this city, officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Mr. Jackson was born in Indianapolis on February 2, 1879, but spent most of his life in this community. He was united in marriage in 1915 with Gertrude TAYLOR, who survives. Other survivors are a stepson, Frank FLOYD, of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Charlotte LEEDY of Chicago; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. S. C. KELLY and Mrs. Edith CRADLE, both of Peru, and two brothers-in-law, Alex TAYLOR of Orange, N.J., and Oliver TAYLOR of St. Paul, Minn.

Saturday, January 15, 1938

Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda BAUGHER, who passed away Thursday at Prudy, Mo., will be held at the Talma Christian Church, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, according to word received today from Funeral Director Ora Foster who is now enroute to Talma with the body of the former Talma resident.
Following a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered while attending the Fulton-Monterey basketball game which was played in the Monterey high school gymnasium Friday evening, Charles W. JONES, widely known hardware dealer of Fulton, passed away at his Fulton residence at six o'clock Saturday morning.
Mr. Jones along with a group of Fulton business men made the trip to Monterey in a school bus earlier Friday evening and he was stricken while the featured game of the evening was underway. Dr. Frank C. DIELMAN of Fulton was immediately summoned and removed Mr. Jones to his home. Prior to this fatal attack Mr. Jones had apparently been in the best of health and news of his demise was a most severe shock to a host of friends throughout Fulton and Cass counties.
Charles W., son of Enoch and Sarah (PRESTON) JONES was born March 19, 1873, on a farm near Twelve Mile, Ind., and 19 years ago moved to Fulton, where he was engaged in the hardware and implement business. In 1906 he was united in marriage to Blanche MORRIS, who died in 1928. His second marriage occurred in late fall of 1929 when in a ceremony solemnized in Fulton he was united in wedlock to Mrs. Carrie OLIVER. Mr. Jones was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church, the Fulton Masonic Order, the O.E.S. and Royal Arch Order of the Rochester Masonic fraternal organization. Prior to his residence in Fulton, the deceased was mail carrier and hardware dealer at Twelve Mile, Ind., for a long number of years. He was also a director and stockholder of the Fulton State bank.
The survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Goldys LEAVELL, of Fulton; a grandson, Mitchell LEAVELL; a step-daughter, Mrs. DuBois SEVERNS, of near Green Oak; three brothers, John [JONES], of Star City; Ollie [JONES], of Twelve Mile; Martin [JONES], of Fulton; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary KORTHUAS, of South Bend and Mrs. Vena OLMSTAD, of near Fulton. A daughter, Mrs. Annabelle LYONS, preceded her father in death.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. W. MILLER will be held Monday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Skinners cemetery, near Twelve Mile, Ind.

Monday, January 17, 1938

Phillip Lee TRACY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert TRACY, who was born Saturday January 15 died this morning in Wabash, Ind., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe BRUSSARD, aunt and uncle of Mrs. Tracy. Mrs. Tracy was formerly Miss Joan HAGGERTY of this city, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley HAGGERTY. The baby was born at the Brussard home. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery in this city.

Mrs. Eleanor Lovina RICHTER DRUDGE, aged 81, died at the farm home of her daughter Mrs. Edith MILLER northeast of Rochester at 7 o'clock Sunday evening from complications due to old age. She had been critically ill for the past two weeks.
The deceased was a lifelong resident of Fulton county and was born on February 29, 1856. She was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ann RICHTER.
In a ceremony which was performed in 1877 she was married to Francis M. DRUDGE who preceded her in death twelve years ago. Mrs. Drudge was a member of the Progressive Brethren Church at Burns Chapel.
Survivors are four daughters Mrs. Bertha LEININGER, Mrs. Grace HALDEMAN, Mrs. Olive RUSH and Mrs. MILLER all of Akron, sister Mrs. Retta ROSS, Akron, sister-in-law Mrs. Nelson RICHTER, Monon, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A son Nelson DRUDGE died 5 years ago.
The funeral services will be held from the Drudge farm home which is near the Miller farm at 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Tuesday, January 18, 1938

Mrs. James L. BABCOCK received word today of the death of Mrs. Wilson SMITH former resident of Rochester which occurred at the home of her daughter Mrs. Mary S. COOMBS in Amella, Ohio several days ago. Burial was made Sunday at Amella. The deceased was the widow of Dr. Wilson A. SMITH a retired doctor who came to this city from Chicago. She left Rochester ten years ago for Amella. For a number of years Mrs. Smith taught a Sunday School class in the First Baptist Church here.

Mrs. William FOOR received a telegram Monday afternoon announcing the death of her brother-in-law, Dr. J. C. SCOTT, aged 68, which occurred at his home in Lebanon, Missouri Monday morning. Death was due to pneumonia and followed a few days illness.
Dr. Scott for a number of years practiced medicine at Talma but due to ill health moved to Lebanon, Mo., in 1911 where he earned a reputation as a surgeon and doctor.
Survivors are the widow who was Miss Ida TIPPY of Talma, son Walter SCOTT, Springfield, Mo., two grandchildren and several brothers and sisters who reside in Joliet, Ill.
The cortege will leave Lebanon, Mo., Wednesday morning for this city. The funeral services will be held from the Talma Christian Church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning with burial in the cemetery at Talma.
Friends in this city have received word of the death of Richard CHAMBERLAIN, aged 41, which occurred at his home in Peru Monday morning from gastric ulcers. He had been ill but a few days.
Mr. Chamberlain for a number of years was the cashier of the First National Bank of Peru but during the past few years has been the manager of the Central Loan Company in Peru.
The deceased attended Illinois University and served in the navy during the world war as an assistant paymaster. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, American Legion, Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Masonic, Elks and Eagles lodges.
Survivors are his mother and the widow who was Miss Katherine TOURNEY of Converse.

Wednesday, January 19, 1938

Under the will probated in Fulton circuit court today of the late Mrs. Amanda BAUGHER, aged 90, pioneer resident of Talma who died on January 12, all of her estate is to go to institutions sponsored by the Christian Congregational Church after several minor bequests have been satisfied. The estate it is believed will be worth from $4000 to 5000.
The will was drawn on September 23, 1937. In it Mrs. Baugher designated Ralph HATFIELD as the administrator, Ora FOSTER as the undertaker to care for her body and Attorney Arthur METZLER as the attorney for the estate.
Mrs. Baugher specified that after $150 had been paid to the Talma Congregational Christian Church of which she was a member $150 to the trustees of the Reichter Cemetery where her body and that of her husband were interred and $200 to her grandnephew George Richard DALLAS, aged 10, the residue is to be divided equally between two church institutions.
One half of the money is to go to the Eel River Conference of the Congregationsl Christian Church for the maintenance of Sunday Schools in the conference and the remainder for the upkeep of the Aged Christian Minister's Home at Lakemont, N.Y.
The money bequeathed to the grandnephew George Richard Dallas is to be held in trust for him the same to be invested and when he reaches the age of 25 it is to be turned over to him with all accrued interest.
Mrs. Baugher died in Prudy, Mo., last Wednesday. She had gone to Missouri to spend the winter with relatives. She was the widow of the late Henry BAUGHER also a pioneer resident of Talma who was a veteran of the Civil War. The estate is mainly in bonds. The headquarters of the Eel River Conference is at Muncie.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Leo KENNEDY which occurred at his home in Peru Tuesday morning. The deceased was well known in this city and was the consultant auditor of the Indiana Circus Corporation and the Barnhart-Van Trump Company. Following is an obituary which was taken from a Peru newspaper of Tuesday.
Peru, Ind., Jan. 19. -- Leo P. KENNEDY, 42, 630 West Main street, member of the Miami County Board of Public Welfare, died of a malignant abdominal ailment at his home early Monday. Funeral services will be conducted in St. Charles church at 9 o'clock Friday morning, with solemn requiem high mass, followed by interment in Catholic cemetery here.
Professionally, Mr. Kennedy was a certified public accountant, and enjoyed a wide and enviable reputation, having been employed by most of the leading firms in Peru and various other cities numerous times. At one time he served as treasurer of the Penfield Axle company, former local manufacturing organization, and recently handled the duties of receiver for the Ariel Cabinet company of Peru.
Never having married, Mr. Kennedy resided with his mother, Mary E. (BURKE) KENNEDY, at the West Main street address. Also residing at home is a sister, Miss Rose A. KENNEDY. Other survivors include two brothers, Joseph KENNEDY, treasurer of the Wabash Valley Trust company, and Edward KENNEDY, also of Peru.
Born in Peru on Dec. 21, 1895, the deceased was a son of the late James KENNEDY, who died in 1925.
Always prominent in civic activities, in addition to his services with the welfare board, of which he had been a member since its organization, Mr. Kennedy had performed manifold and invaluable service for various local charitable and benevolent organizations, and served for a number of years as a director, and as auditor, of the Miami Red Cross association.
A devout member of the Catholic church, he also belonged to the Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus and the Eagles lodge. He was a director of the K. of C. Home association.
Death of Mr. Kennedy creates a vacancy on the county welfare board which must be filled by appointment by Circuit Judge Hal C. PHELPS. One of the original members of the board, he had been reappointed only a few months ago for a four-year term. Other members are Dr. C. F. WORRELL, Attorney C. Y. ANDREWS, Mrs. John BOSSARD and Mrs. L. O. ARNOLD.
-- Mr. Kennedy was accountant for the Barnhart-Van Trump Co., The Cole Bros. Circus, The Boston Store of this city.

Thursday, January 20, 1938

Aggie CHRISTENSON, aged 59, for many years one of the foremost wild animal trainers in the world, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 10 o'clock this morning from tuberculosis. He had been ill for ten weeks and was taken to the hospital on December 18.
The deceased who was better known by his many friends as "Chris" [CHRISTENSON] was born in Denmark and came to the United States in 1904 when he appeared on the Pike at the St. Louis World's Fair with a wild animal act owned by Carl HAGENBECK, Hamburg, Germany.
At the conclusion of the fair, Mr. Christenson remained in this country where he toured the United States for a number of years with Hagenbeck-Wallace, Van Amburg, Robbins Brothers and Sanger Brothers circuses.
While with Hagenbeck-Wallace circus Christenson gave Clyde BEATTY his first instructions as an animal trainer. He toured with the COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS for one year, but for the last two years had been employed by CHAMBERLAIN BROTHERS in their tavern. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago.
Little could be learned about Mr. Christenson's early life. He had told friends that when a small boy he ran away from his home and joined the Carl Hagenbeck circus. He toured European countries with this circus and also made trips to India and Africa with Mr. Hagenbeck, where they hunted tigers, lions, leopards, monkeys, elephants and other wild animals which were sold by Mr. Hagenbeck to circuses in all parts of the world.
The body has been moved to Ora Foster Chapel in West Sixth street, where it will be prepared for burial. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press. Interment will be made in Showmen's Rest, a burial ground in Chicago which is sponsored by circus people.

Rochester friends, late Wednesday evening, were apprised of the death of Mrs. William H. DEEMS, which occurred at her home in Huntington earlier in the evening. In the brief message it was stated Mrs. Deems was well on her way to recovery from an attack of influenza and suffered a relapse yesterday afternoon from which she did not rally.
Mr. and Mrs. Deems resided in Rochester for several years during which time he was am employee of The Sentinel and The Van Trump Printing Co. During their residency here, Mrs. Deems was active in both the religious and social affairs of this community and through such activities acquired a host of friends throughout the city and county.
The survivors are her husband and a son Dr. Meyer DEEMS, both of Huntington.
Funeral services will be held in Huntington, Friday afternoon. Several Rochester friends will attend the rites.

Friday, January 21, 1938

Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Foster Chapel for the late Angie CHRISTENSEN who died in the Woodlawn hospital Thursday after ten weeks illness due to tuberculosis. Mr. Christensen was a wild animal trainer for many years and traveled in Europe and United States with circuses. The body will be taken to Chicago for interment in "Showmen's Rest" a cemetery sponsored by circus people. The last rites were in charge of Rev. L. E. SMITH.

Mrs. Ora MARTIN, aged 67, Tippecanoe, died in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth at 12:15 o'clock Friday morning following a major operation performed three days ago. She had been ill for one week.
The deceased was born in Newcastle on March 30, 1880 and had resided at Tippecanoe and Argos for the past 15 years. Her parents were William and Susan (COOPER) FEAR and her husband John MARTIN preceded her in death.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ola HARDESTY, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Trella McINTYRE and Mrs. Flossie POLAND, South Whitley; five brothers, John [FEAR] and Orval [FEAR], Argos; Homer [FEAR], Mentone; Losey [FEAR], Sevastapool, and Oscar [FEAR], Akron and two sisters, Mrs. Maude CARTRIGHT, Warsaw and Mrs. Oddie EUNICE, Chicago, Ill.
The body was moved to the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos where friends may call until the hour of the funeral, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, in the Christian Church at Argos. Rev. A. M. THOMAS will officiate and interment will be made in the Black cemetery near Sevastapool.
Warsaw, Jan. 21. -- News of the sudden death of Dr. Albert BEYER of German Valley, Ill, brother of J. E. BEYER of Winona, was received in Warsaw yesterday. J. Fred BEYER and Dr. Albert BEYER came to this country from Germany when they were young men. They were successful here and liked the new country and urged their other brothers to come.
In a short while J. Ed BEYER of Winona Lake (now wintering in Sacramento, Calif.) and for many years a resident of Rochester, and C. Christian BEYER came here from the old country. A fifth brother remained in Germany. Three of the boys, J. Fred, J. Ed, and C. Christian, came to the present site of Winona Lake and started a produce company.
As their business increased they were able to buy farms which included what is now the park at Winona Lake. This territory consisted of over 200 acres and was sold to the Presbyterian Synod of Indiana in 1894, which was under the management of Dr. Sol C. DICKEY. Dr. Dickey supervised the activities of the institution until the time of his death in 1920.
In the meantime Dr. Albert Beyer established himself at German Valley, Ill. He was professor for many years at the Pleasant Valley Academy, a German Lutheran institution. He was 88 years old, and for the past year was confined to his bed because of a broken hip.
Funeral services will be held Saturday.

Saturday, January 22, 1938

Albert CARPENTER, aged 75, prominent resident of Akron, died in his apartment above the Winona Cafe at 11 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to a heart attack. Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, was called. Mr. Carpenter was a retired farmer, and life long resident of Henry township. His wife died several years ago and he is survived by several brothers. Data for an obituary could not be obtained before The News-Sentinel press time today.

Mrs. Mary Leona CLOUD passed away 9:15 o'clock Friday evening at Woodlawn hospital, following a major operation which she underwent Wednesday morning. Mrs. Cloud had been in ill health for the past several years, it was stated.
For the past three years, Mrs. Cloud made her home with her daughter Mrs. L. M. CAMBLIN, 1201 Madison street this city. Her husband, John CLOUD preceded her in death six months ago.
The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. L. M. CAMBLIN, of this city and a son, L. E. CLOUD, of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the Central Church of Christ, Van Buren, Ind. Rev. Harper McCUNE will officiate. Burial will be made in the Van Buren cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the home of Mrs. L. M. Camblin until 2:30 o'clock p.m. Sunday. The funeral cortege will then leave this city for the home of Mrs. Cloud's brother, F. L. DUCKWALL, of Van Buren, Ind.

Monday, January 24, 1938

William HARMON, aged 50, a former resident of Rochester died in the Kelly Hospital in Argos at 12:30 o'clock this morning from heart trouble. He had been in ill health for six months.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county on May 26, 1879 and was the son of Amos and Mary HARMON. He lived near Rochester until 1923 then moved to South Bend and for the past four years has lived in Florida.
Survivors are the widow, daughter Mrs. Eva KLEIN, Wisconsin, two sisters, Mrs. Etta WHITE, Argos and Mrs. Fay SHAW, Miami, Florida, and a half-brother Charles MUNN of this city.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock from the First Methodist Church in Gary for Milo R. HAAK, aged 69, who died at his home 208 South Michigan street, Argos, at noon Saturday after an illness of several years. Interment was made at Gary.
The deceased was born near Argos on February 12, 1866 and was the son of Henry and Amanda HAAK. He lived in Argos until 30 years ago when he moved to Gary. One year ago he returned to Argos to reside.
Mr. Haak was a merchant for many years and operated stores both in Argos and at Gary. His wife was Sarah GORDON. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Gary.
Survivors are the widow and three brothers.

John BROCK, 78, lifelong resident of Bourbon died in the Woodlawn Hospital Friday evening after an illness of one month. Eleven children, 38 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren survive. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Foster Chapel north of Bourbon.

An infant son born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Roy PARKER of Delong, passed away a few minutes after birth at the Kelsey hospital in Kewanna. Private funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Parker home in Delong. Mrs. Parker was formerly Miss Gertrude HEETER.

John Alpheus ROMINE, 71, passed away on Saturday morning at 3:50 o'clock at his farm home four miles north of Mentone. Death was caused by complications, the deceased having been in ill health for the past ten months. The deceased was born on November 24, 1866, in Kosciusko county and was married on November 22, 1890 to Eliza Katherine HINKLE.
He was a farmer all of his life and leaves to survive him his widow, four sons, Vernon [ROMINE], Monroe [ROMINE], William [ROMINE] and Marvin [ROMINE], all living on farms near Mentone; two daughters, Mrs. Howard GROSS of Mentone, and Mrs. Joe MELLOTT of Etna Green; a brother, Andy ROMINE of Plymouth; and a half-brother, William FREEBERRY of Mentone.
The funeral services will be held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery.

Funeral rites for Albert CARPENTER, 79, former Henry township farmer who succumbed Saturday at his apartment over Winona Cafe in Akron, were held Monday afternoon at the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiated and the interment was made in the Akron cemetery.
Mr. Carpenter had been in ill health for the past several years. Early Saturday he suffered an acute heart attack from which he died a short time later.
Mr. Carpenter was born on a farm two and one-half miles northeast of Akron on February 17, 1859, the son of Benjamin and Eliza CARPENTER.
Fifty-five years ago he was married to Alice SECRIST, who preceded him in death. He retired in 1918 and moved to Akron where he has resided since. He was a member of the Lincoln Methodist Protestant church, northeast of Akron.
Surviving are a foster son, Homer CLARK, Silver Lake; and four brothers, Alfred [CARPENTER], Los Angeles, Cal.; Elbridge [CARPENTER], Elmer [CARPENTER] and George [CARPENTER], all of Akron.

Tuesday, January 25, 1938

Mrs. H. K. SCHONDELMAYER, Macy, received word yesterday of the death of her uncle Rev. Charles R. SCOVILLE which occurred at his home in Eureka Springs, Ark. Rev. Scoville was a noted evangelist and was conducting a meeting in Garden City, Kansas when he was stricken. The body was returned to Newville, Indiana, his boyhood home where funeral services were held this afternoon. The Schondelmayer family attended the last rites.

Funeral services for the late William HARMON former resident of Rochester, who died in Kelly hospital at Argos Monday will be held from the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian church officiating.

Dr. George Carr TAYLOR, aged 56, prominent Mentone doctor, died suddenly at his home there at 8:00 a.m. Sunday as the result of a stroke of paralysis. He suffered the stroke at 7:30 Sunday morning. Dr. George SCHLEMMER, of Warsaw, was called immediately and was in attendance when Dr. [TAYLOR] died. Also at his bedside were Mrs. TAYLOR and Mrs. Carl MYERS. The deceased had complained Saturday of not feeling well, but his condition gave no cause for alarm until he was stricken.
Dr. Taylor had been a resident of Mentone for the past five years. He was prominent in community affairs and was an active member of the Kosciusko Medical Society. He was a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and received special training at the University of Chicago.

During the world war, Dr. Taylor was assigned to the English medical service and received his training at Leeds. He served in France and after the war was discharged as a captain in the medical corps.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Dora [TAYLOR], one sister, Mrs. F. M. JONES, Princeton, Ky., and seven brothers, Dr. S. L. TAYLOR, Los Angeles, Calif.; Dr. A. D. TAYLOR, Des Moines, Ia.; and John [TAYLOR], Robert [TAYLOR], W. H. [TAYLOR], Reeese [TAYLOR] and Thomas TAYLOR of Princeton, Ky.
Dr. Taylor's death was a shock to his many friends in the community. For the past five years he has ministered to the needs of his friends and neighbors and his passing will leave a host of friends to mourn him.
Funeral services were held at the Taylor home in Mentone at 2 o'clock p.m. Tuesday. Rev. DeWITTE, of the Mentone M.E. church and Rev. RAABE of the Presbyterian church of Warsaw, officiated. Burial was at Claypool.

George B. REED, 26, son of Mrs. Francis SCOTT of this city passed away early Tuesday morning in St. Catherine hospital, East Chicago, Ind. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage, which the young man suffered late Monday evening, at his home 768 Adams street, Gary, Ind. Mr. Reed, who had resided in Gary for several years, was an employee of the Cudahy packing company.
George B., son of Charles and Mildred REED, was born November 23rd, 1911, in Tippecanoe county, Indiana. Prior to his residency in Gary, the young man resided in Logansport for three years.
The survivors are his mother, two brothers, Earl [REED] of Akron, William [REED] of West Point, Ind., two sisters, Mrs. Ezra COOPER of Mishawaka, Betty [REED], at home, and two half-brothers, Francis [SCOTT] and John SCOTT at home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the Foster Funeral home. Rev. L. E. SMITH will officiate. Interment will be made in the Bell cemetery, near Royal Centre.
The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis SCOTT, 405 Ohio street, this city where it will lie in state until removed at noon Thursday to the funeral home, on West 6th street.

Peru, Jan. 25. -- William Patrick GALLAGHER, prominent Peru man, died at his home, 115 East Eighth street, Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock after being in failing health for several years. He had been seriously ill since last Wednesday. Mr. Gallagher who was suffering from an abdominal ailment, was returned from Dukes Memorial hospital to his home Saturday.
Mr. Gallagher, who was 63 years, 9 months and 20 days of age, came to Peru in 1889 when he was employed with the Great Wallace Shows. He later had the privilege car with the John Robinson circus.
In 1908 Mr. Gallagher established a business on North Broadway and continued there until his retirement several years ago.
Mr. Gallagher served as exalted ruler of the Elks lodge. He was also a member of St. Charles' Catholic church, the Holy Name Society, and was organizer of the Peru Notre Dame Retreat Society.
The deceased was born on April 4, 1874 in New Market, Ontario, Canada, a son of the late William and Bridgett GALLAGHER. He was united in marriage with Maude GAWN in 1902.

Surviving besides the widow are two sisters, Mrs. J. A. BARBOUR, of Chicago, and Mrs. Catherine KAVANAUGH, of Toronto, Canada.
Final rites will be conducted Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Charles Catholic church and burial will follow in Catholic cemetery.

Wednesday, January 26, 1938

Bobby [SMITH], five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Iris SMITH, Akron, died at 11:30 a.m. today after a three weeks illness due to pneumonia. The child had lived in Akron all of his life. Survivors are the parents, half-brother Jesse [SMITH] and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert SMITH. The funeral arrangements were incomplete at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, January 27, 1938

Funeral services for Bobby [SMITH], five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Iris SMITH of Akron, who died Wednesday will be held from the Church of God at the corner of South and Walnut streets in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Rev. Herman HEDGES, Auburn, will officiate and interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at the west edge of Akron.

Ralph R. HALTERMAN, 42, passed away Wednesday afternoon at his home in Henry township. Death was attributed to Bright's disease. The deceased had been in ill health for the past six months. Mr. Halterman had resided in Henry township for the past seven years having moved to that locality from South Bend.
Ralph R., son of Harrison and Emma B. HALTERMAN, was born June 8th, 1895, on a farm in Richland township, in which community he grew to manhood. Several years ago he moved from Richland township to South Bend, where he was employed as a laborer, and later returned to a farm in Henry township.
The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia HALTERMAN, a daughter, June Bell [HALTERMAN], at home; his mother, Mrs. Emma HALTERMAN; three brothers, Ollie [HALTERMAN], of Logansport; Fred [HALTERMAN], of Cleveland, Ohio; Roy [HALTERMAN], of Tiosa, and a sister, Mrs. Dora SMITH, of Rochester.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. ZECHIEL will be held Friday afternoon two o'clock at the Sand Hill church, north of Rochester. Interment will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery. The body was taken to the home of Roy Halterman of Tiosa, Thursday morning.

Friday, January 28, 1938

Mrs. Ida RICE, who resides two miles southeast of Argos, passed away Thursday afternoon at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, Ind. Death was attributed to arthritis, from which disease she had suffered for the past six months. Mrs. Rice had been a resident of the Argos community for over six years, coming there from LaPorte county, Indiana.
Ida D. [MERCHANT], daughter of Ira and Sarah MERCHANT was born November 24th, 1879, in LaPorte county. On Sept. 15, 1926, she was united in marriage to William RICE. The deceased was a member of the LaPorte Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband; three step-sons, Glen [RICE] and James [RICE], of LaPorte, and Robert [RICE], at home; a brother, Lloyd MERCHANT of LaPorte and a sister, Mrs. Ollie STOLL, of Plymouth.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon two o'clock at the Church of the Brethren, four miles southeast of Argos. Rev. C. C. CRIPE will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in an adjacent cemetery.

John J. MILLER, 83, former resident of the Bruce Lake Station community, passed away Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Polous, 2117 Alabama Ave., Chicago. Death resulted from complications. Mr. Miller had made his home with his daughter for the past three years.
While a resident of Union township, Mr. [MILLER] followed the occupation of farming. He was born in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Miller preceded her husband in death a number of years ago.
The survivors are Mrs. George POLOUS and a brother, Dan MILLER of Markle, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Community church, Bruce Lake Station. Rev. D. LAVENGOOD will officiate. Interment will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
The body will arrive in Kewanna Saturday evening and be taken to Harrison funeral home, until the hour of the funeral.

Peru, Ind., Jan. 28. -- Sylvester H. MURPHY, 46, manager of the Peru Motor Sales company, and former sales manager of the John J. Miller company, ended his life by taking a dose of potassium cynide in the bathroom of his home, 262 East Sixth street, Thursday evening at 6 o'clock.
Despondency caused by ill health and business worries were believed responsible for his act. Death occurred fifteen minutes after he took the poison, despite the efforts of Dr. Sam FERRERA, who was at the Murphy home at the time, to save his life.
Mrs. Sam HANN, mother-in-law of Mr. Murphy, had been injured in a fall a short time ago and Dr. Ferrera was attending her at the Murphy home when the tragedy occurred.
Dr. A. S. NEWELL, Miami county coroner, was called. He rendered a verdict of poison, self administered.
The deceased was born in Denver, Ind., April 15, 1892, the son of Amos and Myra MURPHY.
Surviving are the widow, Anna HANN MURPHY, a son, Donald [MURPHY]; and one brother, Amos [MURPHY], Chicago.
The body was removed to the Drake funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

Saturday, January 29, 1938

Wabash, Jan. 29. -- A 24-day-old baby smothered to death yesterday as 16 persons huddled together in a two-room farmhouse northwest of here for shelter against the bitter cold.
Little Roy Lemoine BURDINE, only child of a young couple themselves only in their teens, was found dead in bed where he slept with his parents.
Coroner Todd BENDER said he had suffocated.
Sharing the tiny house, which stands on a seven-acre farm in the hill country near Disko, were the baby's 17-year-old mother and 19-year-old father, Mr. and Mrs. Frank BURDINE; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur CORRELL, and the Corrells' 11 other children.
They had only two beds. Some crowded into these, the coroner said, the the rest lay on the floor on bedding given them by church workers and civic clubs. They said they had lived that way since two weeks before Christmas.

Both of the women had become mothers in the last month. Mrs. Correll gave birth to a son the day before Christmas in the county hospital here. On January 4, Roy Lemoine was born in the house where he died.
Both the fathers are unemployed. The Corrells moved to Disko last fall from Akron, Ind. The baby's parents went to live with them in the middle of December after Burdine lost his job at Akron.
The coroner recommended that steps be taken to give the two families a better place to live.
Friday, he said, nothing had been done.

Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 29. -- Bert E. RECTOR, age 46, sales manager here for the Shell American Petroleum Company, died of pneumonia today after a week's illness. Survivors are the widow and parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. W. RECTOR, Culver.

Monday, January 31, 1938

Mrs. Christina BECKER, 81, died Saturday afternoon at her home 3 miles northwest of Monterey following an illness of a month. Her husband, Charles [BECKER], preceded her in death about a year ago.
The deceased is survived by six children, Agnes [BECKER], Jennie [BECKER], and Carl [BECKER], of Monterey; Henry [BECKER], of San Pierre, Ind.; Mrs. Lena LeCLAIRE, and Miss Froma BECKER, both of Oak Park, Illinois, and one sister, Mrs. Mary BRUCKER, of Monterey.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Anne's Catholic Church at Monterey, with Rev. John SCHALL officiating. Burial in St. Anne's cemetery near Monterey.

Word was received from Lebanon, Ind., shortly before noon today, of the death of Mrs. Julia Frances OVERSTREET which occurred at 9 a.m. Monday morning in the Witham hospital, in that city. Mrs. Overstreet, who is the mother of Kenneth R. OVERSTREET had been in a critical condition for the past ten days and her demise was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Overstreet was born in Indiana on January 21, 1872, her maiden name being Julia Frances KEENEY. Upon reaching womanhood, she was united in marriage to R. Lee OVERSTREET. The deceased was a member of the Pittsboro, Ind. Christian church and was a past matron of the O.E.S.
The survivors are the husband, three sons, Kenneth R. [OVERSTREET], of Rochester; A. A. [OVERSTREET], of Plymouth; C. W. [OVERSTREET], of Pittsboro, Ind., and a daughter Leah Clarice OVERSTREET, of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Christian church, in Pittsboro, Ind.
-- K. R. OVERSTREET, who is circulation manager of the Indianapolis News and The News-Sentinel, of this city was at his mother's bedside at the time of her demise.

Tuesday, February 1, 1938

John H. JONES, a former resident of the Twelve Mile neighborhood, passed away at his home in Star City Monday evening, a victim of a heart attack. Although Mr. Jones had been in ill health for the past two or three weeks his condition had not been regarded as serious. He was a brother of Charles JONES, of Fulton, who preceded him in death, January 15th, when he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while attending a basketball game at Monterey.
The deceased who was the son of Enoch and Sarah JONES was born on a farm near Twelve Mile, Ind., on August 11th, 1870, and upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Miss Maude GIER. He resided at Twelve Mile for a long number of years and followed the carpentry trade.
The survivors are his wife, a daughter Mrs. Eunice CRANS, of Star City; two brothers Ollie [JONES], of near Twelve Mile; Martin [JONES], of Fulton, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary KORTHAUS, of South Bend, and Mrs. Vena OLMSTEAD, of Fulton.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Henry BULGER will be held at the Jones home in Star City on Wednesday afternoon two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Star City cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Mary RUSSELL ALLEN of Miami, Florida, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles RUSSELL of Detroit, Michigan, was held from the Christian Church in Mentone at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Burial was made in the Sycamore Cemetery.
Mrs. Allen was 38 years of age and leaves her husband and a son, aged 10 of Miami; parents, and two brothers, both of Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. Russell were former residents of Rochester.

Injuries which he received in a fall last Thursday caused the death at 9 o'clock Monday evening of Henry CROCO, aged 81, who resided on a farm one mile east of Argos. Death occurred in the Kelly Hospital in Argos where Mr. Croco had made his home for the past year.
Mr. Croco was a semi-invalid and when he attempted to leave his bed in the Kelly Hospital to sit in a chair so that he could better eat a meal the aged man slipped and fell. Injuries from this fall resulted in Mr. Croco's death.
The deceased was a retired farmer born on the same farm where he lived during his entire lifetime except for the last year. His natal day was October 7, 1856. His wife who was Mary E. CASTLEMAN and whom he married in 1879 died July 20, 1934. Mr. Croco was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Argos.
Survivors are two sons Andrew [CROCO] and Earl [CROCO] of Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd LOWERY, Battle Creek, Mich., and Mrs. L. W. WISE, Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. C. T. GERMAN, Los Angeles and Mrs. B. C. BOWELL, Argos; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
The body was moved to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from which mortuary funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. R. H. CROWDER pastor of the Argos Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Wednesday, February 2, 1938

Mrs. Emma WILLIAMSON passed away at Kelly hospital, Argos, at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning, following an illness of several weeks duration. Mrs. Williamson resided on a farm southeast of Argos for a number of years.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Talma Christian church and burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.
A complete obituary will appear in Thursday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, February 3, 1938

Mrs. Emma A. [PALMER] WILLIAMSON, aged 78, died in the Kelly Hospital, Argos, Wednesday after a nine weeks' illness due to complications. She resided on a farm one and a half miles south of the Brethren Church near Walnut.
The deceased was born in Newcastle township on August 7, 1857 and was the daughter of James and Emaline PALMER. Except for a five year period when she lived in South Bend the deceased had resided in Fulton and Marshall counties.
In a ceremony which was performed in Rochester on October 14, 1876 she was married to Asbury WILLIAMSON who died seven years ago. She was a member of the Christian Church at Talma.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Lulu PHILLIPS, Chicago; son, J. C. WILLIAMSON, Argos and granddaughter, Mrs. James MONEY, Chicago. Three sons, George [WILLIAMSON], Ralph [WILLIAMSON] and Chester [WILLIAMSON] preceded their mother in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Talma Christian Church at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. A. N. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian Church officiating. Interment will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

Friday, February 4, 1938

Bert EMAHISER, aged 66, a former resident of Akron, died at his home in Lewiston, Idaho at 3 p.m. Thursday, relatives at Akron have been advised. Death was due to carcinoma and followed an illness of four months.
The deceased was born in Mansfield, Ohio on January 12, 1872 and was the son of A. C. and Mary EMAHISER. When he was very young his parents moved to Akron where he grew to manhood. He then moved to Lewiston, Idaho, where he was a wholesale grocer. His wife was Eva ANDERSON.
Survivors are the widow; two sons, Robert [EMAHISER] and Jack [EMAHISER]; a daughter, Evaline [EMAHISER], all of Lewiston; two sisters, Mrs. Winifred THOMPSON, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles RAYMER, Wabash, and three brothers, Charles EMAHISER, Chicago; Lewis EMAHISER, Warroads, Minn. and Jay EMAHISER of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at Lewiston Saturday afternoon with interment there.

James M. LACKEY, 78, died Thursday morning at 5:20 o'clock at his home in the east edge of Mentone. Lackey was struck by a hit-and-run driver near the Mentone city limits December 4, 1937, and found some time, later, rendered unconscious.
Since that time he was bedfast at his home, and other complications contributed to his death. Mr. Lackey spent a great part of his life in the vicinity of Mentone where he was a farmer. His wife died November 29, 1935, at the age of 75 years.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lottie ROSS of Mentone; three sons, Clyde [LACKEY], of Akron; John [LACKEY], of Warsaw; and Walter [LACKEY], of Mentone, and 17 grandchildren. Four children preceded him in death, Mary LACKEY, Mrs. Nellie GRIFFITH, Mrs. Donna BIDLEMAN and an infant son, Teddy [LACKEY].
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mentone. Interment will be in the Mentone cemetery. The Johns funeral home is in charge of the body.

Saturday, February 5, 1938

Edmond Berl TIPPY, aged 93, for many years a resident of Talma, died at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning in the Woodlawn Hospital after an illness of six months due to infirmities of age.
The deceased was born in Franklin county, Ohio, January 20, 1845 and moved to Newcastle township to reside 62 years ago from Columbus, Ohio. His parents were Levi and Willie Ann (DeNUNE) TIPPY.
Mr. Tippy early in life was a carpenter and then purchased a farm in Newcastle township. He has been a resident of Talma since 1913 at which time he retired. He was a staunch Democrat and served as trustee of Newcastle township from 1895 to 1901.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Della EMMONS, Talma; Mrs. Eva FORE, Rochester, and Mrs. Ida SCOTT, Lebanon, Mo.; two sons, Frank TIPPY, Rochester and Lee TIPPY, Talma; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tippy died April 10, 1925 and a daughter, Mrs. Linnie TIPPY died March 31, 1933.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian Church in Talma, at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Charles MILLES, pastor of the Rochester Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Talma.
The body will lie in state in the Foster Funeral Home until the time of the funeral where the friends may pay their respects.

Roann, Feb. 5. -- Charles COVER, 77, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday at the Ray ROBIN home, two miles northeast of here, after three months' illness from heart disease. He has resided at the Robin home for sometime.
Survivors are three brothers, James [COVER] and John [COVER] of Macy and Perry [COVER] of Denver, and a sister, Mrs. Lora CONTHER of Ohio.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macy Methodist church, Rev. DUNLAP in charge. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.
Friends and relatives may call at the home.

Pulmonary embolism caused the death of Rev. Verlin D. RATCLIFF, 58, of Rockford, Ohio, in Fort Wayne Wednesday. He was injured in an automobile accident January 11th, 11 miles south of Fort Wayne in a collision with a large truck.
He was removed to a hospital in Fort Wayne where it was found that he was suffering a skull fracture, broken hip and broken vertabrae.
Rev. Ratcliff served for some time as psstor of the Zion M.P. Church northwest of Kewanna where he had many friends.

Monday, February 7, 1938

Peru, Ind., Feb. 7. -- William MALOTT, 43, 15 East Second street, a World War veteran, drowned about 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon when he fell through the ice while fishing on the frozen surface of Hawk Lake, near Culver.
Henderson ("Lefty") SHEETS, 45, 268 West Fifth street, a machinist employed by the Kingston Products company, of Kokomo, and former well known semi-professional baseball pitcher, also was plunged into the water when the ice on which the two were standing broke, but managed to work his way to footing by holding onto cakes of ice. He and Earl KELLER, 38, also of Peru, who was the third member of the fishing party, made valiant but unsuccessful efforts to save Malott. Keller was a short distance away from Malott and Sheets and the ice on which he was standing did not break.
Other fishermen, among them, William TANNER of Rochester, rushed to the scene and retrieved Malott's body after it had been in the water for several minutes. The methods they used could not be learned here. It was learned, however, that attempts were made at resuscitation for more than an hour without result.
Sheets was given dry clothing by a farmer living near the lake and returned to his home here last night, apparently having suffered no ill effects from his exposure to the icy water. However, he suffered minor lacerations about his legs from being battered by the floating ice cakes.
Malott, Sheets and Keller drove to the lake about 8 o'clock Sunday morning, and were about to return home when the tragedy occurred. They had been fishing at one hole throughout the forenoon and decided to quit, but enroute to the shore they stopped for another try, and it was then that the ice broke.
Malott is survived by a widow, Genevieve (LUNSFORD) MALOTT, and a three-year-old daughter, besides two sisters. A fulouughed railway trainman, he had been working of late as a WPA laborer.

William Ellsworth SMITH, aged 73, died at his home in East Rochester Street, Akron at 9:30 o'clock Saturday evening. Death was due to a heart attack and followed an illness of one year due to heart trouble.
The deceased was a life long resident of Henry township and was born on a farm south of Akron on March 6, 1865. His parents were Louis and Abigail (HARSH) SMITH. For many years he followed the occupation of farming.
Mr. Smith was twice married. His first wife was Jennie NEFF and the second who survives was Cora LATTIG. The deceased was a member of the Emanuel Evangelical Church, Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges.
Survivors other than the widow are three sons Lawrence SMITH, Cadiz, O., Russell SMITH, Wabash and Devon SMITH, Anderson; two daughters Mrs. Eunice YARIAN, North Manchester and Mrs. Zoa KREAMER, Warsaw, step-daughter, Mrs. Ethel JACKSON, Fremont, Ohio, sister Mrs. Mary SIDNER, Roann, brother Charles SMITH, Akron and six grandchildren. A daughter Mrs. Faye SHIPPER preceded her father in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in South Center Street, Akron, at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.

Tuesday, February 8, 1938

Mrs. Mary [LANDON] LOWMASTER, aged 79, passed away at her home in Marshall county, near the Kosciusko county line about 11 miles west of Warsaw, about 11:15 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to cardiac arteriosis and followed an illness of about seventeen months.
The deceased was born in McCutchenville, O., on June 18, 1860, the daughter of William and Catherine LANDON. She had resided on the farm in Marshall county for thirty-six years. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Van Buren, Ohio.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clara RIGGS, of Etna Green, and Eunice [LOWMASTER], at home; three sons, Clifford [LOWMASTER] of Montgomery, Mich.; George [LOWMASTER] of Tippecanoe, Ind., and Clell [LOWMASTER], of Akron, Ind.; ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles LANDON, of Columbus, O., and Jesse LANDON, of Toledo, O.; and one sister, Mrs. Hattie CONAGHAN, of Lima, O. The husband, O. C. LOWMASTER, preceded in death eight years ago.
The funeral services were held at Tontagany, O., at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in the Beaver Creek cemetery in Ohio.

Burton Eugene SMITH, aged 64, died at his farm home five miles northeast of Akron at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, from an infection of the face which developed from a fever sore. He had been sick for six weeks.
The deceased was born at Big Rapids, Michigan on September 16, 1874 and was the son of J. W. and Elizabeth SMITH. He had resided in the Akron community practically his entire lifetime where he followed the occupation of farming.
In a ceremony which was performed March 16, 1895 he was married to Florence Evelyn BURNS. Mr. Smith was a devout member of the Church of God at Akron.
Survivors are the widow; four sons, Iris [SMITH], William [SMITH] and Roy [SMITH], all of Akron, and Frank [SMITH], of Elkhart, and four grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
The funeral arrangements were not completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, February 9, 1938

The funeral services for the late Burton E. SMITH farmer of near Akron who died Tuesday morning will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the Church of God at the corner of South and Walnut streets in Akron. The minister will be Rev. Herman HEDGES of Auburn. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Mrs. Clarissa J. [PENCE] BACON, aged 92, for many years a resident of the Green Oak neighborhood died Tuesday evening at the Warren Memorial Home at Warren from infirmities due to old age. She had been ill for one week.
The deceased was born on a farm one mile south of Rochester on February 8, 1846 and was the daughter of Adam and Christena PENCE. In a ceremony which was performed in this city November 5, 1879 she was married to the late Isiah BACON.
Mrs. Bacon resided in Fulton county all of her life until fourteen months ago when she went to the home in Warren to live. She was a member of the Methodist Church first affiliating with the organization at the Union Church southwest of this city.
Survivors are three step-children, Mrs. Effie COLLINS and Mrs. Charles KEEL, Rochester, and Mrs. George BAKER, Macy, and number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Grace Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will officiate and interment will be made in the cemetery at Mt. Zion.
The body will lie in state in the church from 1 p.m. Thursday until the hour of the last rites.

Thursday, February 10, 1938

Enos JOHNSON, aged 89, life long resident of Henry township died at 7:45 o'clock Wednesday evening at the home of his nephew Arthur Johnson one-quarter of a mile west of the Sugar Grove school house. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of one week.
The deceased was born on a farm in the Sugar Grove neighborhood on September 25, 1848. His parents were William and Mary JOHNSON. He was a laborer and farmer all of his life.
Survivors are the nephew Arthur JOHNSON two other nephews who reside in Nebraska and a number of grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
The funeral will be held from the Omega Church near Athens at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. Amanda KISSINGER, aged 76, a former resident of the Burton neighborhood, died this morning in the Epworth Hospital in South Bend after a nine days' illness with pneumonia. She had been spending the winter in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth DECK at South Bend. Mrs. Earl WYNN, a daughter of Rochester, was at her mother's bedside when she succumbed. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Friday, February 11, 1938

Mrs. Amanda J. KISSINGER, 75, a former resident of the Burton community, west of Rochester, died Thursday morning at the Epworth hospital, South Bend. Death followed an illness of nine days from pneumonia.
The deceased was born in Cass county on May 23, 1862. In 1892 she was married to Charles KISSINGER, and for many years resided on a farm eight miles west of Rochester. Following the death of her husband she resided with her daughters, spending the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Bert DECK, South Bend.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Earl WYNN, of Rochester; son Albert [KISSINGER], LaPorte; a brother, William WITTERS, of Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. Stephen LEAGUE, of Gary.
Mrs. Kissinger was a member of the Ardmore Brethren church. The body will remain at the home of the daughter until time for the 2 o'clock funeral service Saturday in the Ardmore Brethren church, with Rev. H. F. STUCKMAN in charge. Burial will be made in Riverview cemetery, South Bend. The deceased was a member of the D. A. of V. This organization will have charge of services at the grave.

Charles VANCE, aged 49, an employe of the Eley Sawmill at Argos and a resident of Argos was killed instantly at 8 o'clock Friday morning when he was struck in the chest by a board he was placing through an edging saw.
Vance was operating an edging saw and had pushed a board through the same when the board struck the back of the saw. This caused the board to buckle and fly back striking Vance in the chest.
Dr. W. C. SARBER and Dr. Robert MILLER both of Argos were called to the mill and they found that Vance had died of a crushed chest. The two doctors and workmen stated that Vance died instantly.
The deceased was a life long resident of Argos and was born in that city on March 6, 1888 and was the son of Delias and Arta VANCE. He had been employed in saw mills all of his life. His wife was Stella REED.
Survivors are the widow, three daughters Mrs. Loyd FISH, Argos, Wilmetta [VANCE] and Mary Jane [VANCE] at home, five sons Milo VANCE, Argos, James [VANCE], Emery [VANCE], Donald [VANCE] and Robert [VANCE], all at home, three brothers William [VANCE], Chester [VANCE] and Lawrence [VANCE], all of Argos, sister Mrs. Jennie LYTLE, Akron, and three grandchildren.
The body was moved to the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos and will be returned to the Vance home in Argos Saturday. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Saturday, February 12, 1938

J. Harold READ, deputy county auditor, received word this morning of the death of his brother, W. Ludd READ, aged 49, which occurred at his home in Salem, Oregon, from complications following an illness of six months.
The deceased was born in White county and was the son of John and Sarah READ. When he was young, his parents moved to Akron to reside. While in Akron, with another brother, he operated a clothing store.
Later Mr. Read moved to Huntington where he was an agent for the State Farm Mutual Insurance Company. Later he was transfered to Des Moines, Iowa, where he was assistant state manager for the insurance company and eight years ago he was appointed Oregon state manager for the company.
Mr. Read was married to Miss Tillie BURNS of Akron in a ceremony which was performed in that city. The deceased was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Methodist Church.
Survivors are the widow; son, Robert [READ], and daughter, Betty [READ], all of Salem, Oregon; mother, Mrs. Sarah READ of Warsaw; two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held in Salem, Monday afternoon. The body may be returned to Indiana for burial at a later date.

Monday, February 14, 1938

Funeral services for William CAVENDER, 87, who died in the Kelly hospital in Argos Saturday after a four days' illness following a cerebral hemorrhage, were held from the Mt. Hope Church near Leiters Ford Monday afternoon. Rev. EATON was in charge with burial in the Leiters Ford Odd Fellows cemetery.
The deceased was born February 25, 1850 and was the son of Edward and Dorothy CAVENDER. He has lived in the Leiters Ford community during practically his entire lifetime except for a brief period when he resided at Rutland. He was farmer and had always been in good health until two weeks ago. His wife, the former Fanny WHISTLER, died seven years ago.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Maude CAVENDER, of Washington, D.C.; two half-brothers, John [CAVENDER] and Jake CAVENDER, both of Hobart, Ind. A son, Edward [CAVENDER], died five years ago.

The body was moved from the Lukenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford Sunday to the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary CAVENDER, who resided near the Mt. Hope Church. Miss Maude Cavender was ill and could not come from Washington, D.C. to attend the funeral services of her father.

Mrs. Naomi SNEPP, 75, a resident of Kewanna for the past 50 years, and wife of Harve SNEPP who preceded her in death eight years ago, passed away early Sunday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bert CRAIG, in Greenwood, ten miles south of Indianapolis, where she had gone to spend the winter.
The deceased's husband before his death had operated a general store in Kewanna for 32 years, and was a prominent member of the Kewanna community. Mrs. Snepp was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving besides the sister are several nieces and nephews. Funeral rites will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Craig home in Greenwood. Burial will take place in the Acton cemetery near Greenwood.

Mrs. Angeline ENYART, 50, who resides southwest of Fulton, passed away Sunday morning at Woodlawn hospital. Death was attributed to an embolism. Mrs. Enyart who had been ill for the past several weeks underwent a major operation about ten days ago. The deceased had been a resident of Liberty township throughout her entire life, with the exception of two years residency in Argos.
Angeline, daughter of George and Lydia CONN was born November 25th, 1887 on a farm near Fulton, and on December 25th, 1908 she was united in marriage to Thomas ENYART. Mrs. Enyart was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
The survivors are her husband, three daughters, Mazine [ENYART], at home, Arabelle [ENYART] and Ruth [ENYART], who attend Indiana Central Business College, at Indianapolis; two sons, Robert [ENYART], of Ovid, Colo., William [ENYART], at home; a sister, Mrs. Andrew RENTSCHLER, of near Fulton; a brother, Rev. Howard CONN, of Newcastle, Ind., and her invalid mother, Mrs. Lydia CONN, who resides with Mrs. Andrew Rentschler.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2 o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Jacob HOOVER, aged 88, for many years a resident of Rochester died in the Indiana Masonic Home at Franklin, Ind. Sunday after an illness of several weeks due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born on a farm near Athens and was the son of Henry and Sarah HOOVER. For many years he was a real estate and insurance agent in this city and later was employed by Sol ALLMAN in his clothing store.
Mr. Hoover was made a Master Mason on June 15, 1873 and was one of the oldest members in point of lodge membership years in the Rochester Blue Lodge. He had lived at the home since December 2, 1924.
His wife who was Ella BROOMFIELD died on April 17, 1917, their only son Louis HOOVER died on March 29, 1917. The only immediate survivor is Mrs. Samuel LOWMAN who resides on a farm near this city.
The body will be returned to the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartment from which services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rochester Masonic Lodge in charge.

Elmer TUCKER, 67 years old, died of pneumonia at 12:45 p.m. Friday at Newcastle. The deceased was born near Mentone, where he spent the early part of his life.
Surviving are his father, Albert [TUCKER], of Mentone; four brothers, Ivan [TUCKER] of Claypool; Ray [TUCKER] of Washington state; John [TUCKER] of Chicago, and Frank [TUCKER] of Claypool; three sisters, Ida HUFFER of Claypool; Millie GETTY of Silver Lake; Effie SUMMER of Akron, and three half-brothers, Una TUCKER of Rochester; Dearl [TUCKER] and Rex TUCKER of Mentone.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Albert Tucker residence, Mentone. Interment was in the Palestine cemetery.

Tuesday, February 15, 1938

The infant son of Herman and Belva YSBERG who lived only a few minutes, died at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in Woodlawn hospital. Survivors are the parents and grandparents. Mrs. Ysbert is in a serious condition at Woodlawn hospital and she has been given blood transfusions. Funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Fulton.

Mrs. Mary E. WEST, aged 75, died at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Nellie CALLOWAY who resides on a farm four miles northeast of Fulton. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of one month.
The deceased lived in Fulton county all of her life except for four years when she resided in Illinois. She was born November 11, 1862 on farm near Fulton and was the daughter of George and Rachel BRIGHT.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city she was married to John WEST who preceded her in death two years ago. Mrs. West was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. CALLOWAY, and three brothers, George [BRIGHT], Jeff [BRIGHT] and Frank BRIGHT all of Akron.
The funeral services will be held from the Calloway home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Nichols Cemetery north of Akron.

Wednesday, February 16, 1938

St. Louis, Feb. 16. -- Major William HOGE, age 81, widely known educator who has been on the teaching staffs of three military academies, is dead here after having been in impaired health more than a year.
He joined the faculty of Culver (Ind.) Military Academy in 1916 and was placed on Culver's retired list in 1929.
The widow, a brother, three sons, all in the United States army, and a daughter survive.

The News-Sentinel was in error Tuesday when it stated that an infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman YSBERG died in the Woodlawn Hospital a short time after it was born. The baby was a girl who had been named Doris Faye [YSBERG]. Mrs. Ysberg who had to be given blood transfusions following the birth of the daughter was reported somewhat better today.

Nelson KINDIG, 69, farmer and carpenter, is dead of heart disease at his home near Deedsville. Funeral services were conducted in the late residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, followed by interment in Deedsville cemetery.
Survivors include the widow, Sarah (DEEDS) KINDIG, and two children, Claude KINDIG, of Deedsville, and Albert E. KINDIG of Milwaukee. Surviving also are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Arthur CUNNINGHAM of Peru; Douglas KINDIG and C. V. KINDIG, both of Rochester; Milton KINDIG, of Bunker Hill; John KINDIG, of Noblesville; W. E. KINDIG, of Peru; Mrs. Anna SKINNER, of Macy, and Mrs. Cora DEEDS of Chicago.

Thursday, February 17, 1938

Mrs. Martha [POWELL] ZOLMAN KING, 78, passed away Thursday morning at two o'clock at the home of her niece Mrs. Virgil BAKER of Fulton, Ind. Death was attributed to dropsy following an illness of three months duration. Mrs. King had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county, having resided in the Fulton and Akron communities for practically all of her life.
Martha, daughter of William and Sarah (BIDDLE) POWELL was born on a farm near Macy, May 1st, 1859. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage on Nov. 4th, 1883, to Joseph ZOLMAN. Mr. Zolman passed away in 1906. On May 29th, 1919, Mrs. Zolman was wedded to Jacob KING, who preceded his wife in death in 1931.
Mrs. King was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church. She had made her home with her niece, Mrs. Baker of Fulton for the past several years.
The survivors are a brother, Oliver POWELL, of near Macy; four step-daughters, Mrs. A. E. STINSON, of Athens; Mrs. James SMITH, of Laketon; Mrs. Chas. MEREDITH and Mrs. Lola BROWN, both of Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon two o'clock at the Akron Methodist church. Rev. J. W. LAKE, of Lafayette, Ind. will officiate. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, near Akron.
The body will lie in state at the Baker home in Fulton, up until the hour before the funeral.

Mr. and Mrs. William NEES have gone to Chicago to attend the funeral of their son, Laurence NEES, aged 34, an ex-service man, who died Tuesday night in the Edward Hines hospital near Chicago.
The deceased was born in this city where he resided for a number of years. The last five years he has been a resident of Chicago. He had been ill for sometime.
Survivors are the widow, two small sons, parents and a number of other relatives. Interment will be made in Chicago.

Friday, February 18, 1938

Robert L. WOLPERT, 75, died Thursday afternoon, at the home of his son-in-law, John THOMPSON, of near Disko. Death was attributed to dropsy and complications.
Mr. Wolpert was born in Miami county, Indiana on November 14th, 1862. On Jan. 15, 1885 he was united in marriage to Emma CLEVENGER. His wife preceded him in death 11 years ago. Mr. Wolpert who followed the occupation of farming was a member of the Akron Evangelical church.
The survivors are a son, Howard WOLPERT, of North Manchester; a daughter, Mrs. John THOMPSON, of Disko; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John WOLPERT, Plymouth and Vance WOLPERT, Filmore, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Nellie GREENWOOD, Plymouth.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
Mrs. Joseph [Louisa MERLEY] LANTZ, aged 66, died at her farm home, one and a half miles northwest of Akron at 5:50 o'clock Thursday afternoon following two strokes of paralysis which she suffered on February 5 and 12. She had been in ill health for six weeks following the flu.
The deceased was born on a farm near Denver, Ind., on July 2, 1871 and was the daughter of Casper and Dora MERLEY. In a ceremony which was performed at Denver on September 2, 1893 she was married to Joseph LANTZ.
Mr. and Mrs. Lantz lived on farms in Fulton and Miami counties all of their lives the family moving to this county from Miami 22 years ago. Mrs. Lantz was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are the husband; eight children, Ernest [LANTZ] and Willis [LANTZ], Akron; Ira [LANTZ], Rolland Park, Wyo.; John [LANTZ] and Mary Eva [LANTZ], at home; Hubert [LANTZ], Joseph [LANTZ] and Mrs. Emma GEIGER, Macy; brother, Frank [MERLEY], Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth MURPHY, Elkhart, and Mrs. Henry FERNBAUGH, Leiters Ford and eight grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Saturday, February 19, 1938

Bennival P. GUISE, age 77, died at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth Thursday afternoon. He had been ill for about four days and was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Guise was born in Pulaski county and spent his entire life farming there until about three years ago when, after the death of his wife, he came to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Bessie WILSON of near Culver. He was a member of the Poplar Grove M. E. church.
The surviving relatives besides the daughter are two sisters, Mrs. Frank JONES and Mrs. Lizzie TUTENRIDGE of Bruce Lake Station; one half-brother, Schuyler JOHNSON of Rochester; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from Zion church in Fulton county, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be at the Lake Bruce cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the daughter Mrs. Wilson.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Joseph LANTZ who died at her home near Akron Thursday afternoon will be held from the Akron Church of God at 11 o'clock Sunday morning with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made at Akron.

Riley N. WARNER, aged 76, died Friday afternoon at the Kelly hospital in Argos. Mr. Warner, who had been a patient in the hospital for the past nine weeks, resided on a farm three miles south of Argos. Death was attributed to complications following an illness of 18 months duration.
Mr. Warner was born Dec. 14th, 1861, on a farm near Findlay, Ohio. He came to Indiana at the age of 14 years. On January 10th, 1889, he was united in marriage to Viola KROUSE. He followed the occupation of farming in the vicinity of Argos until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are his wife, a son, Emil [WARNER], of South Bend, six grandchildren, three half-brothers, Sherman [WARNER], of Chicago; Charles [WARNER] of Findlay, Ohio; and Bert [WARNER], who resides in Colorado.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Argos Christian church. Rev. THOMAS will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Orville COOK, aged 31, was killed instantly and his two companions, Wayne DAULTON, 19, and Robert BRADLEY, 19, were seriously injured in an auto accident at 7 o'clock Friday evening when an automobile owned and driven by Cook struck another car driven by Reece COOPER, aged 44, of Atlanta, Ind., in Road 31, six miles north of this city, near the Lafayette Stock Farm.
Daulton and Bradley were brought to Woodlawn Hospital while Cooper, a world war veteran, was removed to the Stinson Clinic and later was taken to the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth. The body of Cook was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where it was prepared for burial. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, held an autopsy at the funeral home and will hold his inquest after the funeral of Mr. Cook.
Cook, Daulton and Bradley were on their way to Plymouth where they planned to attend the Rochester-Plymouth high school basketball game. Cooper who was a foreman of a CCC camp near South Bend was enroute to his home in Atlanta to spend the week end with his wife and daughter. Cooper served overseas with the 20th Engineers and had been stationed at the CCC camp since 1935. He was a native of St. Charles, La.
Police who investigated were informed that the two cars met on the crest of the hill in front of the stock farm, the north bound car having pulled out of the line of traffic and was unable to get back as the south bound car reached the hill crest. Both cars were practically demolished.
Cook was pinned beneath the wheel of his car. He died instantly from a compound fracture of the skull and a broken neck. Reese [Cooper] was pinned under the steering wheel of his car but when extricated was able to walk about. He was taken to the Stinson Clinic where he was given first aid and CCC camp officers were notified who ordered him moved to the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.
Cooper suffered a fracture of the skull and several broken ribs. His left eye was so badly cut that it will have to be removed. Cooper's condition is considered critical. Witnesses to the accident said that Daulton and Bradley were thrown out of the Cook machine by the impact of the collision.
Taken to the Woodlawn Hospital it was found that Daulton had suffered a fractured jaw, possible skull fracture and a jarring loose of his front teeth. Doctors are guarding against pneumonia. Bradley was seriously cut and bruised about the head and face. His head and right arm were being X-rayed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press. Bradley however had a good night.
Daulton is the son of Charles and Lacy DAULTON and graduated from Rochester High School last year, but had returned to school this year to take special work. Bradley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. BRADLEY. He is a freshman in Notre Dame University and had been returning to Rochester to spend the week ends. His mother is in Miami, Florida.
Orville Devurl (Cooky) COOK was a life long resident of Rochester. He was born June 11, 1906 and was the son of William H. and Bessie (WERNER) COOK. His father was fire chief here for a number of years.

Mr. Cook had been employed by A. C. Bradley for the past ten years. During the summer months he was custodian of the Colonial Hotel and due to his connection had a wide circle of friends in all parts of Indiana. He attended the Sunday School of the Madison Avenue Church of Christ.
Surviving are the parents, sister Freda Deloris COOK, a student of the Rochester High School, grandparents, Mrs. Mary COOK and Mrs. Ida PARKS both of this city. A brother Wendell Dane COOK died in 1917.
The funeral services will be held from the Rochester United Brethren Church at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Cook residence, 300 East Eighth Street, after 2 p.m. Sunday and prior to that time at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.
In event that friends from distant points cannot reach Rochester by Monday afternoon the hour of the funeral will be changed.

Monday, February 21, 1938

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the United Brethren Church for the late Orville COOK who was killed Friday night in an auto accident six miles north of this city in Road 31.
The last rites which were largely attended were in charge of Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH pastor of the church. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Mr. Cook met his death when his car collided with one driven by Reece COOPER of Atlanta. Cook was accompanied by Wayne DAULTON and Robert BRADLEY. They were on their way to Plymouth to attend a basketball game.
Reports from Woodlawn Hospital today stated that Wayne Daulton had suffered a fracture of the skull and broken jaw while Bradley has a slight skull fracture and cuts about head and face. Both youths were reported resting easy today.
Mr. Cooper who was removed to the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth by army authorities as he was employed at a CCC camp near South Bend was reported in a critical condition today. He suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries and his left eye will probably have to be removed.

Committal services were held at the graveside in the Odd Fellows Cemetery here Monday afternoon for the late Louis J. ROSENBERG, aged 36, of 309 Peashaway Street, South Bend, who died Saturday evening. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of five months.
Mr. Rosenberg was well known in Rochester. He was reared in Monterey where his father operated a general store for a number of years. While in high school Mr. Rosenberg was chosen on the state basketball team of several critics. He had often visited in this city with his aunt, Mrs. Etta MOW and his cousins Isaac WILE and Arthur WILE.
He was born July 5, 1901, in Monterey, Ind., and moved to South Bend 19 years ago. Survivors are his wife, Shirley E. ROSENBERG, whom he married Jan. 2, 1923, in Chicago; his mother, Mrs. Jennie SELF, South Bend; a brother, Harold E. ROSENBERG, Los Angeles, Calif., and three children, Louis [ROSENBERG], Jr., Ann Frances [ROSENBERG] and Tobey June [ROSENBERG], all at home.
The funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. from Temple Beth-El, South Bend, with Rabbi Albert M. SHULMAN officiating. The cortege then came to this city. Pallbearers were Max ADLER, Arthur S. SIMONS, Maurlee J. BROOKS, Julius A. CADDEN and Eli FINK of South Bend and Isaac WILE.
Mr. Rosenberg was an insurance agent and had represented the Columbia National Life Insurance Company in South Bend for fourteen years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the B'nai B'rith, the Columbia Athletic Club and the Life Underwriters' Association of South Bend and was secretary-treasurer of Temple Beth-El of South Bend.

Tuesday, February 22, 1938

Barney Richmond KELLY, aged 73, a resident of Rochester for the past 14 years and at one time chief of the Kokomo police department died in his apartment, 514-1/2 North Main Street, at 8:25 o'clock Monday evening. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of two months.
The deceased was born in Kokomo on October 1, 1864 and was the son of Joseph and Pruella KELLY. In a ceremony which was performed in Kokomo March 25, 1905 he was married to Miss Pearl KELLEY.
Mr. Kelly was an extremely tall and a very powerfully built man. When a youth, he obtained a position with "Hamlin's Superbs" a musical extravaganza which toured the United States and Canada, Mr. Kelly playing one of the leads.
Because of his size Mr. Kelly during the summer months was appointed a special policeman at Coney Island Park in New York. Later he returned to Kokomo where he was appointed a member of the police department.
He advanced through various positions in the police department until he was named chief by the late George W. STICHER, mayor of Kokomo. When Mr. Kelly retired from the police department he followed the occupation of a billposter.
Survivors are the widow, six children, Clyde [KELLY], Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Frances ROSENBAUM, Hanna; Eugene [KELLY] and Ruth [KELLY] at home; Louis [KELLY], Rochester and Mrs. Alice TURLEY, Kokomo; two brothers, Joseph KELLY, Indianapolis and Charlie KELLY, Mangum, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. A. T. MORGAN, Indianapolis and Mrs. Phil OWEN, Red Wood City, Cal. and eight grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth Street at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. L. E. SMITH pastor of the First Evangelical Church officiating. Interment will be made in a cemetery at Kokomo.

Wednesday, February 23, 1938

William PERSON, prominent resort owner and Republican worked of Kosciusko county, passed away Tuesday evening at his home near Atwood, Ind. Death resulting from complications following an illness of three months duration. The deceased was the father of Mrs. Emma TIPPY of this city.
Other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ida (MANGUS) PERSON; four sons, Herschel [PERSON], at home; Hobart [PERSON], of Northwestern University; Harley [PERSON], of Hoffman Lake; William [PERSON], of Mishawaka, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock at the Paul Chapel, Bourbon, Ind. Interment will be made in the Etna Green cemetery.

Thursday, February 24, 1938

Wilbur (Bill) [SHRIVER], 21, former resident of Akron passed away Wednesday, at his home in Duran, Mich. Death resulted from blood poisoning which followed from a slight infection on his face. He was ill but a few days, it was stated.
The deceased was the son of Chester SHRIVER, of near Akron. His mother preceded him in death a few years ago. At the time of his demise he was employed in construction work for the Grand Trunk railroad.
Funeral services will be held in Akron, Saturday morning 10:30 o'clock.
Injuries which she received in a fall on February 18 caused the death at noon today of Mrs. Rose MIDDLETON, aged 86, in the Kelly Hospital at Argos.
The deceased who had been a life long resident of the Argos community, fell while walking in the kitchen of the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Fred KRAISE of Lapaz, when her heel caught in a hole in the linoleum.
Mrs. Middleton was moved to the Kelly Hospital last Friday, where it was found that she had suffered a fracture of the right hip and internal injuries. Her husband is Crumley MIDDLETON, who resides in Argos. Mrs. Middleton was a member of the Christian Church at Argos.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter and two sons, all of Argos, and a foster daughter, Mrs. Ora FOSTER, of this city. The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Friday, February 25, 1938

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosanna MIDDLETON, 86, who passed away Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Coplen of near Argos, will be held Sunday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Argos Christian Church. Revs. THOMAS and L. E. SMITH will officiate. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Mrs. Middleton was born October 7th, 1851 at Philadelphia, Pa., and had been a resident of Argos since 1881, coming there from Salem, Ohio. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Conley T. MIDDLETON. Mrs. Middleton was a member of the Argos Christian church and the O.E.S. chapter of Argos.
The survivors are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Harvey COPLEN, of near Argos; two sons, Sumner [MIDDLETON] and James B. [MIDDLETON], of Argos; a foster daughter, Mrs. Ora FOSTER; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, a half-sister, Mrs. Grace MEESE, of Cleveland, Ohio. Four sons preceded Mrs. Middleton in death.

Funeral services for Wilbur [L.] SHRIVER who died in Port Huron, Mich., Wednesday, will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron.

Mrs. Lewis [E.] [Frances POWNALL] LEAR, aged 75, died at her home in Fulton at 8:45 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of one week due to bronchial pneumonia.
The deceased was a life long resident of Liberty township and was born on a farm southwest of Fulton on Aug. 19, 1862. Her parents were Isaac and Sarah POWNALL.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on September 23, 1884 by the Rev. LORD, she was married to Mr. Lear. The deceased was a devout member of the United Brethren Church of Fulton.
Survivors are the husband, [Lewis E. LEAR], son Ermal LEAR, Kokomo, daughter Mrs. Florence ROUCH, Fulton, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A daughter Mrs. Florence SEDAM died 18 years ago.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church in Fulton at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. J. W. MILLER in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.

Saturday, February 26, 1938

Urias MADLEM, aged 74, farmer, living five miles southeast of Akron, was found dead in an outbuilding on his farm by his four year old granddaughter Sarah KREIGHBAUM. The child found her grandfather's lifeless body at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon and summoned her mother, Mrs. William KREIGHBAUM.
The coroner of Miami county was called and found that the aged man had died from a blood clot in the heart. Mr. Madlem had been ill for the past week and had been under the care of a doctor for a heart affliction.
The deceased had lived in the same community all of his life. His parents were William and Lyda MADLEM. His wife whom he married 35 years ago was Sadie LANDIS. Mr. Madlem who was a member of the Emanuel Evangelical church had followed the occupation of farming throughout his lifetime.
Survivors are the widow, daughter, Mrs. Kreighbaum, son John Edward MADLEM and four grandchildren all residing at the Madlem farm home; two brothers, Jacob MADLEM, Akron and Isaac MADLEM, North Manchester; and three daughters, Mrs. John MUSSELMAN, Chili, Mrs. Lavinia HEETER and Miss Lizzie MADLEM both of North Manchester.
The funeral services will be held from the Emanuel Evangelical church at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. H. E. GIVENS in charge. Burial will be made in the Gaerte cemetery.

The body of his wife hanging by the neck from a noose improvised out of a bed sheet to a register in the ceiling of their living room was found by George L. JONES, farmer, of one and one-half miles northeast of Claypool shortly before 11 o'clock Friday morning.
On a nearby table the wife had left a note written for her husband saying, "I'm sorry I couldn't solve my problem. Mother."
Mrs. Jones, aged 55, had been in ill health. However the husband had no reason to expect her suicide. He had gone to Claypool about 9 a.m. and returned about 10:40 when he made the discovery. The mother had been left alone in the home during his absence.
Mrs. Jones had knotted a bedsheet to a ceiling register, mounted a small high chair set on top of a box-like foot stool, tied the other end of the sheet about her neck and kicked the chair from under herself. She had not been dead many minutes when her husband returned.
Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon KISSINGER and had lived for many years in Claypool vicinity.
Surviving the mother are the following children: Mrs. Ruby KIMES, Mrs. Arthur KINSEY, Carlton JONES, of Claypool; Mrs. Fred DUNNUCK, Mrs. Leonard YEITER, Atwood; Mrs. George MATHEWS, Palestine, and Miss Delta JONES, a young daughter of high school age, residing at home.

The lifeless body of Earl CROCO, aged 55, bachelor farmer who resides one mile east of Argos on Road 10 was found at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning by Henry ZUGBAUM, owner of the hotel in Argos when he went to the farm to transact business with Croco.
The body was found near a horse tank on the Croco farm. Coroner James VORE, Plymouth, was called and found that death was due to heart attack. Croco had suffered with heart trouble for several years. It is believed that Croco died Friday evening while caring for his stock.
Croco who has several brothers and sisters lived alone on the farm. The body has been removed to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Monday, February 28, 1938

Funeral services for Earl CROCO, aged 58, farmer living one mile east of Argos who was found dead Saturday morning by Harley ZUGBAUM were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos. Rev. C. CROWDER was in charge and burial was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery near Argos.
Croco was found dead by Mr. Zugbaum at 10 o'clock Saturday morning when he went to the Croco farm on a business tranasction. Croco, according to the Marshall county coroner had died from a heart attack 18 hours before the body was found near a horse trough. He was the third member of the family to die within the past year under similar circumstances.
The deceased was a life long resident of the Argos community where he followed the occupation of farming. His parents were Henry and Mary Ellen CROCO. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge and the Izzak Walton league chapter of Argos and had never married.
Survivors are a brother Andrew CROCO, Argos and two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd LOWERY, Battle Creek, Mich., and Mrs. WISE, Birmingham, Ala.

John NELLANS, aged 74, died in the Fulton County Home at 7 o'clock Sunday evening after an illness of one year due to paralysis and other complications.
He was born in Coshocton, Ohio, on October 12, 1863 and had lived in Fulton county since 1920 where he followed the occupation of painting. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John NELLANS. His wife preceded him in death.
The body was moved to the Todd Funeral Home in Kewanna where funeral services will be held at a [sic] o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. W. A. HULL in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens Cemetery here.
Mr. Nellans is survived by several nephews and nieces in various parts of Fulton county. Mr. Todd requests that these relatives get in touch with him at his undertaking parlors in Kewanna.

Friday, March 4, 1938

Mrs. Rachel BLACKBURN, aged 94, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard BURRELL, 1123 South Jefferson Street, at 5:20 o'clock Thursday afternoon from complications incident to old age. She had been sick only since last Saturday.
The deceased was born in Vinton county, Ohio, on January 4, 1844 and was the daughter of Samuel and Katie (DUDDLESON) DUTCHER. She spent the greater portion of her life in Decatur, Ind., but had lived with her daughter Mrs. Burrell in this city for the past 14 years.

In a ceremony which was performed at Decatur on February 19, 1863 she was married to William BLACKBURN who preceded his wife in death. Mrs. Blackburn was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Decatur.
Several months ago Mrs. Blackburn had her picture taken with five generations of her family. This picture precedes the obituary. Mrs. Blackburn was thought to have been the oldest resident of Rochester.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Carrie GWINNER, Dodge City, Kansas and Mrs. BURRELL; son, Page BLACKBURN, Decatur; brother, George DUTCHER, Decatur; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday from the Burrell residence with Rev. James MacELREE officiating. The cortege will then leave for Decatur where funeral services in charge of Rev. John WALTON will be held in the Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be made at Decatur.

Monday, March 7, 1938

Earle E. BURNS, aged 52, former traveling salesman, committed suicide sometime Saturday at his farm home a half mile west of the Tourist Camp by shooting himself with a 10-gauge shotgun. Death according to Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was instant.
Despondency over ill health is given as the cause for the suicide. He left a note to his wife and son Bobbie [BURNS] . Mr. Burns had been in ill health for the past two years due to carcinoma of the liver.
The body was found by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BARNETT and Mrs. Minnie CURTIS, neighbors of the dead man shortly after 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Curtis who lives just to the east of the Burns home went to give Mr. Burns a newspaper to read. Mrs. Burns was in Rochester on a shopping tour and Bobbie was employed in this city.
Mrs. Curtis called to Mr. Burns and received no response. Then she saw the sealed note on a fruit dish which was addressed to Mrs. Burns and her son. Thinking that something was wrong with Mr. Burns she walked to the home of the Barnetts which is west of the Burns home.
The trio returned to the Burns home where Mr. Barnett found the body of the dead man in a closet leading from a bedroom. He had placed the barrel of a shotgun at the left side of his abdomen and had then discharged the weapon by using a marshmallow toasting fork to push the trigger.
Mr. Burns had expressed himself to friends on several occasions recently that he wished that he could end it all. Dr. Dean Stinson held that Burns had committed suicide by shooting himself. The inquest will not be held for several days. The body was moved to a local undertaking parlor where it was prepared for burial.
Mr. Burns was born on a farm near Sevastopol on September 4, 1886 and was the son of Martin L. and Eliza (YOUNG) BURNS. His parents moved to Rochester when he was eight years of age. Mr. Burns was a traveling salesman during the greater portion of his life and made his headquarters in Rochester, Indianapolis, Hammond and Miami, Fla.
In a ceremony which was performed in Indianapolis on March 26, 1922, he was married to Miss Bessie HAMLETT of this city. Mr. Burns was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Survivors are the widow, son and two nieces, Mrs. Mildred DENNY and Mrs. Ed HANNON, both of Kansas City, Mo. His only sister, Mrs. George SMITH, preceded him in death in 1917.

The funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Christian Church with Rev. Charles MILLS officiating. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The Masonic lodge had charge of the services and gave their commital rites at the graveside.

Mrs. Robert HAINES, 90, former resident of Newcastle township, passed away Saturday morning at 5 o'clock at her home in Roann, Ind. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several years duration.
Julia [NORRIS], daughter of Maurice and Margaret NORRIS, was born in Ashland county, Ohio, on June 23rd, 1848. When still a young girl she came to Kosciusko county, Ind., where she resided in the Palestine neighborhood for several years. In the year of 1869 she was united in marriage to Henry BOWEN. After her marriage she resided in Newcastle township from 1869 to 1921. Her husband preceded her in death in the year of 1921. Several years later she was married to Robert A. HAINES. Mrs. Haines was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
The following children survive, Mrs. Theodore WINES, of Roann, Ind.; Mrs. A. C. HERSHEY, of Fort Wayne; Scott BOWEN of Chicago; Louis M. BOWEN of Logansport; and Orange BOWEN, of Oklahoma.
Funeral services were held at Roann Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, near Athens.

Harley B. BUCHER, 45, farmer of near Akron, passed away Monday morning at the Dukes hospital, Peru. Death resulted from heart trouble which followed an attack of influenza.
Mr. Bucher was born March 2, 1892, on a farm near Silver Lake, Ind. He was the son of Ammon and Della BUCHER. On November 28th, 1914 he was united in marriage to Theresa GROGG.
The survivors are his wife, a brother Merle BUCHER, of Akron; his father, Ammon BUCHER of Silver Lake and a number of nephews and nieces.
Funeral arrangements were not announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Joe Wesley DENTON, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman DENTON, died at the family residence, seven miles east of Kewanna, Sunday morning at 3:30 o'clock following an illness of a week.
Survivors with the parents are three sisters, Virginia [DENTON], Irma Sue [DENTON] and June Ann [DENTON]; three brothers, Robert [DENTON], William [DENTON], and James [DENTON], all at home; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret ZIMPLEMAN, of Kewanna.
The body was returned to the residence today from the Harrison funeral home. Final rites will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Church of Christ in Kewanna. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, east of Kewanna.

Harold Dean OLIVER, aged 7, Akron, died in a hospital in Muncie at 2:30 o'clock Monday morning after a two weeks illness due to sleeping sickness.
The lad was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth OLIVER, who reside on a farm east of Akron and he was taken to the hospital in Muncie where the father's sister, Mrs. Ralph NOYER resides. The parents stayed in the Noyer home while their son was ill.

Harold Dean was born June 12, 1930 at Akron and lived there all of his life. He is a cousin of Chief of Police Paul WHITCOMB.
Survivors are the parents, sister, Dora Faye [OLIVER], paternal grandmother, Mrs. Faye HIVELY and maternal grandfather, Ivan RAMSEY, all of Akron.
Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, March 8, 1938

Mrs. Etta Mary WESTWOOD died at 2:15 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her parents six miles northwest of Rochester where she had been staying since she became ill three weeks ago with acute nephritis.
The deceased was the daughter of Fred and Amanda (OVERMYER) WAGONER and was born on a farm west of Rochester on February 28, 1913. She had lived in Fulton county all of her life.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on June 3, 1933 she was married to John WESTWOOD. Mr. and Mrs. Westwood had been living on a farm east of Rochester.
Survivors are the husband, parents, seven brothers, Don [WAGONER], Niles, Mich.; Raymond [WAGONER], Clifford [WAGONER], Merrill [WAGONER], Russell [WAGONER], Robert [WAGONER] and Frederick [WAGONER], all of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth TURNER, Ashtabula, Ohio; Miss Esther WAGONER, South Bend and Mrs. Margaret MINGLIN, Rochester and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH, pastor of the United Brethren Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Leiters Ford.
Friends may view the remains at the Zimmerman Funeral home Tenth and Jefferson streets, until the hour of the funeral.

David E. VanVACTOR aged 65, a former resident of Argos died in a hospital at Evanston, Ill., at 5:45 o'clock Monday afternoon after an illness of four weeks due to pneumonia.
The deceased had lived in Evanston for 15 years moving there from Argos. While a resident of Argos he operated a planing mill and was a minister of the Advent Church of God. While in Evanston he was the pastor of a church there.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Anna K. MELROY, and Mrs. Evelyn McCLAY, and a son Glen VanVACTOR all of whom reside in Evanston.
The body was taken to the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos Tuesday. Funeral services will be held from the Argos Advent Church of God at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, followed by burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Funeral services for Harley R. BUCHER, farmer of near Akron, who died in the Dukes Hospital, Peru, Monday, will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron.

Last rites for Harold Dean OLIVER, aged 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth OLIVER of Akron will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Church of God in Akron with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Wednesday, March 9, 1938

Dolores [JARRETT], five-year-old daughter of Melvin and Gladys JARRETT of Argos died in the Kelly Hospital in Argos early Wednesday morning after an illness dating from Monday with the flu.
The deceased was a lifelong resident of Argos and was born there on May 6, 1932. Survivors are the parents, brother Charles [JARRETT] and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob MECHLING.
Private funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos with Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Thursday, March 10, 1938

Peru, March 10. -- Mrs. Rosa NYCE, 69, widow of the late widely known Rev. Harry NYCE, Presbyterian clergyman here for 49 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph BURTON, 485 West Main street, here at 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Surviving the deceased, member of the old German nobility and whose name was before her marriage, VonHOLST, are the daughter here, and two other daughters, Mrs. Harriett WINKLEMAN, Texas, Mrs. Esther HAHN, Florida, and two sons, Hamilton NYCE, Florida and Dr. Holst NYCE, Van Buren, Ind.
The deceased, married in her native Germany 50 years ago, came to Indiana as a bride of 19. After a year in the ministry at Kingston, Ind., the family came here. The Rev. Nyce passed away in 1935.

Friday, March 11, 1938

Gary, Ind., March 11. (INS) -- Dr. William A. WIRT, superintendent of Gary public school system who made the sensational charge in 1934 that the New Deal was plotting to overthrow America's social system, died today of a yeart ailment. He was 64.
The educator was the author of the "Gary Plan" which presented a program of work study in school. In recent months he had been busy with the problem of Gary teachers union demand for higher wages and doctors said the heart attack that caused his death was brought on by over work.
-- Mrs. WIRT is a former resident of Akron where she was reared. Her name was Miss Mildred HARTER and her grandfather was one of the founders of Akron. Mrs. Wirt was a school teacher and taught in Huntington and Gary. It was while she was teaching in Gary that she met Dr. Wirt and later was married to him.

Peru, March 11. -- Mrs. Alsadie MADLEM, of Macy, has been named administratrix in Miami circuit court of the estate of her husband, Urias MADLEM, who died February 25. Real estate is estimated to be worth $6,800 and personal property, $1,500. Heirs listed besides the widow are a son, John E. MADLEM, and a daughter Mrs. Belva KRIEGHBAUM, both of Macy.

Monday, March 14, 1938

Funeral services for Uriah HULBERT, 84, of Lake Bruce who died Friday morning were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from Pleasant Hill church, Evangelical, near Lake Bruce with Rev. John SCHROEDER, Rochester, officiating. Interment was made in the Greenland cemetery.
Surviving are the wife Margaret [HULBERT], sons Leslie [HULBERT] and Lewis [HULBERT], Logansport; Lowell [HULBERT], Kewanna; and daughters, Mrs. Opal BUTTON, Winamac, and Mrs. Frank WOLF, Lima, O.
The deceased was born in Ohio, April 4, 1854, and farmed near Kewanna for 40 years.

James Austin NUTT, 74, retired U. S. postal inspector, died at his home at Bruce Lake early Sunday. Death resulted from an acute heart attack. Mr. Nutt who retired from postal service three years ago after serving 40 years as inspector of the Brightwood Branch of Indianapolis, had resided at Bruce Lake for the past few years.
The deceased who was the son of John S. and Charlotte (MYERS) NUTT was born near Carmel, Ind., on May 12, 1867. He was a member of the Christian Church and Masonic Order.
The survivors are his wife, Bertha G. [NUTT]; two sons, Harry G. [NUTT], and James Austin [NUTT], Jr., both of Indianapolis; and a daughter, Margaret BRAFFORD, of near Carmel.
Brief funeral services were held at the Todd funeral home in Kewanna Monday afternoon with Rev. William BOYCE officiating. The body was then taken to the O. W. NUTT home at Carmel where services will be held Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Carmel cemetery.

William O. TAULMAN, aged 62, who has been a resident of this city since February 23 died at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home, 510 Clay Street from a heart attack. He had suffered with heart trouble since January 1.
The deceased was a retired farmer and was born September 23, 1875 in Jennings county. His parents were William and Nancy (CARPENTER) TAULMAN. He moved here from Monon, Ind.
In a ceremony which was performed September 23, 1897 in Jennings county, the deceased was married to Geneva KYSAR. Mr. Taulman was a member of the Methodist Church at Monon and the Knights of Pythias lodge at Remington.
Survivors are the widow, the mother who resides near Seymour, Ind., four daughters Janie [TAULMAN] and Esther [TAULMAN] who is a patient in Woodlawn Hospital; Mrs. Harold TOWNER, Boothwyn, Pa., and Mrs. Robert BEHLER, Lafayette; two sons Ermel TAULMAN who is the manager of the local A. & P. store and Ralph TAULMAN, Burlington, Iowa; six sisters, Mrs. Joe MOUSA, Mrs. Dee MARTIN, Mrs. Etta RYAN, Mrs. Harold OWENS, Mrs. William BEEDLE and Mrs. Geroge BEEDLE all of Seymour; three brothers, Joe TAULMAN, Brook, Nelson TAULMAN, Greencastle and Harrison TAULMAN, Remington and six grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may view the body at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home corner of Jefferson and Eleventh streets until the hour of the last rites.

Tuesday, March 15, 1938

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Alvina BRANDT, former resident of this city. At the time of her death she was living in Detroit, Michigan.
Death was due to injuries received when she was struck by an automobile while standing in a street car "safety zone" enroute to church, at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 2nd. Death occurred the following Sunday evening at 9:40 p.m. at the Heighland Park Hospital in Detroit.
Mrs. Brandt will be remembered by many friends and acquaintances in this locality, who will be saddened by her sudden demise. She was the widow of Charles BRANDT, who was engaged in the plumbing business while residing in this city.

Wednesday, March 16, 1938

Clarence VEIRS, aged 84, owner of the ANCHOR MILLS in East Fourth Street at the Nickle Plate railroad tracks died at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home 129 West Sixth Street from heart trouble. He had been ill only two weeks.
The deceased since coming to this city from Akron forty years ago has been prominent in both church and civic circles. With the late Mark WICKS who had been associated with him in the operation of a mill at Akron, Mr. Veirs purchased the Anchor Mills which he was operating at the time of his death. Mr. Veirs was widely known throughout northern Indiana by millers and grocers,
Mr. Veirs was born in Rockville, Maryland, on October 31, 1853. His parents who were pioneers of Maryland were Samuel and Hester (WHITAKER) VEIRS. Mr. Veirs was one of seven children. He attended the public schools and the Rockville Academy a preparatory college at Rockville.
Mr. Veirs learned the milling business under his grandfather and an uncle who had a mill in Rockville. When he was 32 years of age Mr. Veirs came to Indiana with Mr. Wicks and purchased the mill at Akron which they operated until they embarked in business in this city.
In a ceremony which was performed at Pleasant Hill in the Mt. Zion neighborhood Mr. Veirs was married to Miss Ida LEONARD. The deceased was a member of the First Baptist Church of this city.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Luther DOTY, Fort Wayne and Mrs. P. R. COPLEN, Sioux City, Iowa, a son Kenneth VEIRS, Buenos Aires, Argentina and a sister, Miss Blanche VEIRS, Washington, D.C.
The funeral services will be held from the Veirs home at the corner of Sixth and Jefferson Streets Friday afternoon the hour yet to be determined.
The last rites will be in charge of Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Thursday, March 17, 1938

Solomon LECKRONE, aged 80, who lived alone on his farm at the east edge of Silver Lake was instantly killed last night when he was struck at a street crossing by a car driven by Gene RANSTEAD, 16, son of Forest RANSTEAD, farmer living east of Silver Lake.
The aged man started to walk to Silver Lake shortly before 7 o'clock on a shopping trip when he suffered a heart attack. He was given care by Loree FERENDA in front of whose home he became ill.
Later Ferenda started to accompany Leckrone to his home as he feared that Leckrone might suffer another heart attack as he had been subject to such attacks for several years.
As Ferenda and Leckrone were going over a crossing the aged man who was following Ferenda became confused and started toward the Ranstead auto.
The youthful driver attempted to avoid the accident but too late, the right front fender of his car striking Mr. Leckrone a glancing blow and knocking him to the pavement where his skull was fractured.
The body was removed to an undertaking parlor in Silver Lake. State Policeman Estil BEMENDERFER conducted an investigation and held that Ranstead was not to blame.
Mr. Leckrone was a life long resident of the Silver Lake community where he followed the occupation of farming. Dr. Milton LECKRONE is a distant relative of the dead man.
Other relatives are eight children, Mrs. Dale LEININGER, Akron; Mrs. Esther DUNLAP, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. E. B. CURTIS and Ben LECKRONE, Chicago; Oscar [LECKRONE] and Robert LECKRONE, Detroit, Mich.; Paul LECKRONE, New Paris and Lewis LECKRONE, Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Ella AMISS and Mrs. H. G. GRONINGER, Silver Lake and Mrs. Nettie HORN, Toledo, Ohio and a brother, Oscar LECKRONE, Warsaw.
The funeral arrangements will not be made until after word is received from the daughter, Mrs. Dunlap.

Funeral services for the late Clarence VEIRS who died at his home at the corner of Jefferson and Sixth streets, Wednesday morning, will be held from the home at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Interment will be made in the Mausoleum. The services will be in charge of Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON assisted by Rev. H. T. RAFNEL.

Mrs. Emma KROFT, aged 46, Winamac, chairman of the Social and Educational Department of the Pulaski County Farm Bureau, died in the Cass County Hospital in Logansport, Wednesday morning, following an operation performed last Friday. Mrs. Kroft was the wife of John KROFT, chairman of the Pulaski County Farm Bureau and operator of the Pulaski County Farm Bureau Co-Operative Association inWinamac. Mrs. Kroft was well known by Fulton county Farm Bureau members. Survivors are husband, daughter, father, sister and two brothers.

Mrs. Edward ALLEN, aged 61, a resident of the Leiters Ford community died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 11 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to cancer and followed an illness of several years. She was brought to the hospital one week ago. Data for an obituary could not be obtained before The News-Sentinel went to press today.

Samuel ALSPAUGH, aged 61, died at his home in Athens at 10 o'clock Thursday morning after an illness of seven years which followed an attack of sleeping sickness which he suffered at that time. He has been an invalid since becoming ill with encephalitis.
The deceased was born in Henry [township?] 1876 and was the son of James and Adeline ALSPAUGH. He was a carpenter and a bridge construction worker and had made his home in Athens all of his life except for three years when he resided in Aurora, Ill., when he was employed on a bridge near what is now Mooseheart, Ill.
Survivors are the widow who was Miss Lena SWAIN, four sisters, Mrs. Ida NYE, Mrs. Bessie WILHOIT and Mrs. Grace BOWEN, Akron and Mrs. Effie SRIVER, Athens, and three brothers, Willard ALSPAUGH, Elgin, Ohio, Charles ALSPAUGH, Upland and Foster ALSPAUGH, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church in Athens at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.

Franklin J. WEBB, aged 16, died at 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of his parents five miles west of Rochester on the E. L. MITCHELL farm. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness dating from March 11.
The deceased was a student in the eighth grade of the Reiter grade school. He had been in ill health for three years and had been a patient in the Riley Hospital at Indianapolis on several occasions.
The deceased was born at Lawrence, Mich. on December 9, 1921 and was the son of Archie C. and Henrietta (VanDenBERG) WEBB. The family has lived here only since January 1. They came here from Marion, Indiana.
Survivors are the parents, two brothers, Robert [WEBB] and Richard [WEBB]; sister, Susan [WEBB], at home and the grandparents.
The funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at the corner of Eleventh and Jefferson streets until the hour of the funeral.

Friday, March 18, 1938

Don LINKENHELT, aged 46, Los Angeles, Cal., died at 7:10 o'clock Friday morning in the Woodlawn hospital from pneumonia. He was stricken last Sunday and had been a patient in the hospital but fifteen minutes when he succumbed.
Mr. Linkenhelt with his wife came here several weeks ago from Los Angeles to visit with his aged mother, Mrs. Dora LINKENHELT who resides in Ohio street in East Rochester.
The deceased was born in Plymouth on June 1, 1892 and was the son of the late Lou LINKENHELT and Dora (HUNT) LINKENHELT. When he was a boy his parents moved to this city where Mr. Linkenhelt resided until 1914 when he went to Los Angeles to make his home.
In a ceremony which was performed in Los Angeles July 10, 1915 he was married to Marie MILES. Mr. Linkenhelt was a salesman for The Labor Journal, Inc., of Los Angeles, and was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 99 of Los Angeles.
Survivors are his widow, two married daughters, who reside in Los Angeles, the mother, three brothers, Harry LINKENHELT, San Diego, Cal.; Fred [LINKENHELT] and Otto [LINKENHELT] of Los Angeles, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The body has been moved to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at the corner of Jefferson and Eleventh streets where friends may view the remains until Sunday at noon when the same will be moved to lthe home of his mother.
The funeral arrangements will not be made until word has been received from relatives in California.

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude ALLEN, 61, who passed away Thursday morning at the Woodlawn hospital, will be held Saturday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. Rev. John WALTON will be in charge of the services and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters.
Mrs. Allen, who was the daughter of George and Elizabeth SIMMONS was born in Rock Island county, Ill. She had been a resident of Leiters for a number of years where her husband M. E. ALLEN is employed as a mail carrier. Mrs. Allen was a member of the Leiters Methodist church, the Ladies Aid and the Foreign Missionary Society as well as a member of the New Idea Home Economics club.
The survivors are her husband, two sons, Ronald Wicky [ALLEN], of Cleveland, O., and George [ALLEN] at home; a daughter, Mrs. R. G. BOWMAN, of Gary; a brother George SIMMONS and a sister, Mrs. Flora DUNKEN, both of Detroit.

Funeral services for Solomon LECKRONE, aged 80, Silver Lake, who was killed instantly Wednesday evening, when he was struck by an automobile driven by Gene RANSTEAD, 16, will be held from the Block Church east of Silver Lake Sunday afternoon. Rev. Hugh MILLER, pastor of the North Manchester Church of the Brethren will officiate. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery southeast of Silver Lake.

Saturday, March 19, 1938

Funeral services for Don LINKENHELT, 46, will be held Sunday afternoon 3 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Dora LINKENHELT, in east Rochester. Rev. Charles E. MILLS will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, March 21, 1938

George W. ICE, aged 68, a Spanish-American war veteran was found dead in his apartment 115-1/2 East Ninth Street at 7 o'clock Saturday evening.
The body was discovered by Mrs. Martha POORMAN a neighbor who had gone to the Ice apartment to borrow a newspaper. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and found that death was due to a heart attack which Ice had probably suffered 24 hours before the body was found.
The deceased was a life long resident of Rochester. He was born in this city on June 5, 1869 and was the son of Theodore and Mary (LOTSHAW) ICE. His wife who was Etta MOORE preceded him in death.
Mr. Ice was employed for a number of years by A. J. BARRETT in his lumber yard in this city. He also was a carpenter and served for eight years as assistant fire chief, and at his death was a member of the board of trustees of the Citizen's Cemetery.
Mr. Ice was a veteran of the Spanish-American war and served throughout the war with a company which was recruited in this city. He was a member of the A. H. Skinner Post of Spanish-American war veterans of this city.
The widow and six children preceded Mr. Ice in death. Survivors are niece Mrs. Grace KNIGHT of this city and nephew George ICE of Goshen.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. James MacELREE in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizen's Cemetery.
A military service will be conducted at the graveside by the members of the A. H. Skinner Post and the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post.

Mrs. Emma WOOKWALTER, 74, passed away Saturday morning at 1 o'clock at her home in Twelve Mile. Death followed an illness of three months.
The deceased is survived by a son, O. J. BOOKWALTER, of near Twelve Mile; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Martin ULERICK of Adams township, Cass county; Emanuel ULERICK of Bethlehem township, Cass county and Frank [ULERICK] of Logansport.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bethlehem M. E. church, Rev. R. R. WILSON was in charge. Interment was made in the Bethlehem cemetery.

Cromley T. MIDDLETON, aged 88, died at the home of his son James MIDDLETON in Argos at 5:45 o'clock Monday morning from complications which followed an attack of influenza which he suffered four weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Ohio, February 12, 1850 and was the son of Levi and Elizabeth MIDDLETON. In a ceremony which was performed in Ohio on September 30, 1871 [1874?] he was married to Miss Rosanna HART.
The Middleton family moved to the Argos community fifty-one years ago where Mr. Middleton was a farmer. He also served as trustee and assessor of Walnut township being elected on the Democratic ticket.
Mrs. Middleton died on February 24, 1938 following a fall which she suffered while visiting in the home of a granddaughter at Lapaz. In the fall Mrs. Middleton received a fractured hip and internal injuries.
Survivors are two sons James [MIDDLETON] and Summer [MIDDLETON], Argos; daughter Mrs. Harry COPLEN, Argos, foster daughter Mrs. Ora FOSTER of this city, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
The funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed.

Mrs. Susan L. PEARSON, aged 84, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willa HARTER in Akron at 3:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon after an illness of several years due to complications. She had been seriously ill for one week.
The deceased was born in Miami county, Ohio September 17, 1853 and was the daughter of George and Ann WAGNER. She had spent nearly her entire lifetime at Akron.
In a ceremony which was performed at Akron in November 1873 she was married to Mathias PEARSON who preceded her in death. Mrs. Pearson was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Ben DOLPH, Mrs. Daisy WHITTENBERGER and Mrs. HARTER, all of Akron, and Mrs. Goldie TURNELL, Chicago; son, Clifford PEARSON, Akron; brother, Omar WAGONER, Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the home of the daughter, Mrs. Willa Harter in Akron with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Tuesday, March 22, 1938

Funeral services for the late Cromley MIDDLETON who died at the home of his son, James MIDDLETON in Argos Monday morning, will be held from the son's home at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be made at Argos.

Harvey BENNETT, aged 68, farmer living one and a half miles south and two miles west of Fulton in the Fletcher's Lake community, committed suicide shortly before 9 o'clock Monday evening, when Sheriff Lester KING and a party of deputies were in his home to arrest him for stealing chickens.
Bennett ended his life in an upstairs bedroom by shooting himself through the heart with a .12 gauge shotgun. He discharged the gun by pulling a string around the trigger.
Bennett was a lifelong resident of the Fletcher Lake community where he lived on a small farm of ten acres, one mile east of Fletcher's Lake.
Bennett committed suicide rather than face the disgrace of standing trial on a charge of larceny which had been filed against him in the Fulton circuit court by Sheriff Lester King at the request of farmers living in the Fletcher's Lake community.
Farmers in the southern part of Fulton county and the northern portion of Cass county had been missing chickens for sometime and so they decided to form a vigilante committee and try to find the culprit.
Sunday night, Frank St.CLAIR was standing guard at the hen house of his brother, George St.CLAIR, who resides on a farm two and a half miles west of Fletcher's Lake. As he was so doing it is said he saw Bennett emerge with both of his hands full of chickens.
Bennett it is said when caught with the chickens confessed to St.Clair and also told other members of the vigilante that he has been stealing chickens for some time and had been disposing of them in Logansport and Rochester.
Monday morning farmers from the Fletcher's Lake community who had chickens stolen came to Sheriff King's office where they talked with him as to the filing of charges against Bennett.
Sheriff King told the farmers he would go to the Bennett farm Monday afternoon and interrogate Bennett as to the chicken thefts and if possible obtain a written confession from him.
Sheriff King and Deputy William WARD drove to the Bennett farm and attempted to get in touch with Bennett, whose farm home they found locked. Believing that Bennett was in the house Sheriff King had Lowell BURKE, a farmer, stand guard while he returned to this city.
At 4:30 p.m. Sheriff King received a call from Burke stating that Bennett had emerged from his home and had been sitting on the porch. Sheriff King then had Prosecutor Murray McCARTY draw an affidavit against Bennett charging him with larceny. Sheriff King signed the affidavit which was filed in the circuit court.
Armed with a bench warrant Sheriff King, Deputy Ward and Boyd PETERSON, former sheriff of Fulton county, drove to the Bennett farm last night where they were met by Lowell Burke and all walked toward the Bennett home where they demanded admittance in the name of the law.
When Bennett failed to open the door, Sheriff King attempted to force the portal which he found barred by a fork handle being driven into the floor. The handle had been placed back of the door knob and then nailed to the door.
Gaining entrance to the home the officers attempted to locate Bennett on the first floor. Unsuccessful they opened a door leading to the second floor and were startled by the report of a blast from a shotgun.
Believing that Bennett was firing at them the officers decided to employ an old Indian ruse and placed a hat on a long stick which they lifted to a point above the upstairs banister.
When Bennett did not fire at the hat the officers went up the stairs and found Bennett lying on the floor of his bedroom with the shotgun clutched in his hand. Bennett was still alive, but died a short time later. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and ordered the body moved to an undertaking parlor in Fulton, where it was prepared for burial.
The deceased was born near Fletcher's Lake on June 1, 1869 and was the son of Ben and Laviena BENNETT. He had spent his entire lifetime in the Fletcher's Lake community where he followed the occupation of farming and also livestock buying on a small scale.
The deceased had been married three times, all of his wives preceded him in death. His last wife was Miss Florence ROSS who died eight years ago.
Survivors are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank BENNETT of Logansport and a number of nieces and nephews and cousins.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Fletcher's Lake at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Wednesday, March 23, 1938

James P. McLOCHLIN, 78, watchman of Logansport died at his home in that city Tuesday evening following a heart attack. He was a native of the Grass Creek community but had lived in Logansport for several years. Survivors are the widow, five sons and a daughter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, March 24, 1938

Word has been received in Rochester of the death last Saturday in Gig Harbor, Washington of Mrs. Carrie BROWN MATHIESEN a former resident of Rochester. The deceased was born in this city and was a sister of Mattie [BROWN], Bessie [BROWN] and Mamie BROWN.

Friday, March 25, 1938

Mrs. Adeline ANDERSON, 78, a pioneer resident of Leiters Ford passed away Thursday morning from complications. Mrs. Anderson had been in ill health for the past several years. She had been a resident of Aubbeenaubbee township since her childhood, and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout that community.
Adeline [BUNN], daughter of Hiram and Caroline (CLINGER) BUNN was born in Miami county, Indiana on Dec. 22nd, 1859. On October 22nd, 1878, in a ceremony pronounced in Rochester, she was united in marriage to John W. ANDERSON. Her husband preceded in death in February of 1927. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the old north Germany Methodist church.
The survivors are two sons, Charles L. ANDERSON of South Bend; Max ANDERSON of near Rochester; two daughters, Ida B. ANDERSON and Mrs. Maggie WOOLINGTON of near Rochester; two brothers, Walter BUNN of near Rochester; Will BUNN of Watseka, Ill., a sister, Mrs. Lou McKITRICK of Kiowa, Kansas.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the Luckenbill Chapel, in Leiters Ford. The Rev. John WALTON will be in charge of services. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.
Royal Centre, Ind., March 25. -- Mrs. Emma LONG, 84, widow of John LONG, prominent farmer, passed away at her home in Royal Centre Thursday morning at 6 o'clock following an illness of nine weeks.
The deceased was the former Emma VanMETER. All of her married life was spent in West Union neighborhood. Upon the death of her husband in 1912 she moved to Royal Centre where she resided until her death.
Mrs. Long was one of Royal Centre's most widely known residents. She was a very active member of the Royal Centre Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Virdie HOUSE, of Royal Centre and Mrs. Celia KNOTT, of Indianapolis; a son, Edward LONG, of Kewanna; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Royal Centre Methodist church, Rev. C. V. BIGLER officiating. Interment will be made in the Indian Creek Presbyterian cemetery.

Saturday, March 26, 1938

Mrs. Catherine CAPRON, well known resident of Rochester passed away Saturday morning at 6:30 o'clock.
Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months' duration. Mrs. Capron for many years resided in the Leiters Ford community and later removed to Rochester, where she took an active part in the city's religious work and social affairs. The deceased had a legion of friends throughout the entire county.
Catherine [STAHL], daughter of Samuel and Mary (RIESNER) STAHL was born in Stark county, Ohio, on January 23rd, 1853. She came to Fulton county in the year of 1856 where she has since resided. In 1888 she was united in marriage to Ace CAPRON, the ceremony being pronounced at Providence, R.I. Mr. Capron preceded her in death a number of years ago. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
The survivors are a sister, Mrs. Nancy SALES, of Leiters Ford; a brother, Frank STAHL, of Leiters Ford, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist church, with Rev. John WALTON in charge. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home, this city up until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, March 29, 1938

Bruce MILLER, aged 10, died at his home in Argos at 7:45 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of several years due to complications.
The child who had lived in Argos all of his life was born December 19, 1927. He was the son of Lloyd and Myrtle MILLER. The mother died in August, 1937.
Survivors are the father, three brothers Dr. Robert MILLER, Argos, Jack [MILLER] and Charles MILLER who are students in Indiana University and a sister Margaret [MILLER] who is a student in the Argos high school.
Private funeral services will be held from the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Elmer JONES officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. John WALTERSPAUGH which occurred at her home in Mendon, Michigan Sunday evening. Milo MEHLING, Mrs. Charles BARKMAN, Mrs. Tena BEEHLER and Mrs. Dave BEEHLER are cousins of the deceased. Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Walterspaugh at Mendon Wednesday afternoon with burial there.

Wednesday, March 30, 1938

Atwill McHENRY, aged 77, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed McCARTER four miles east of Rochester at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of a week which followed a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county where he followed the occupation of farming. He was born on a farm east of Fulton on August 6, 1860 and was the son of John and Elizabeth McHENRY.
Mr. McHenry for many years lived on a farm in the Bruce Lake community. His wife who preceded him in death was Matilda JOHNSON. They were married in 1880. Mr. McHenry was a member of the Greenland Evangelical Church at Lake Bruce.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Stella MURPHY and Mrs. Eva CLAREY both of Chicago and Mrs. McCARTER; son, Omar McHENRY also of Chicago; 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Nellie PRILL also preceded her father in death.
The body will be returned Thursday morning to the McCarter home from the Ditmire Mortuary at Fulton. Funeral services will be conducted from the Greenland Evangelical Church at Lake Bruce at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Friday, April 1, 1938

Mrs. Eunice SEE, aged 58, who resides on a farm four miles southwest of Fulton died at 5 o'clock Thursday evening after an illness of two weeks which followed a stroke of paralysis which she suffered at that time.
The deceased was born on a farm in Marshall county, January 8, 1880 and was the daughter of George and Katherine WOLFORD. She was married to John E. SEE on February 4, 1895. He died one year ago. Mr. and Mrs. See following their marriage resided in Cass county.
Surviving are a daughter, Goldie OLDHAM, of Twelve Mile; two sons, George [SEE] at home, and Russell [SEE], of Rochester; three grandchildren; two brothers, Charles WOLFORD, of Logansport, and U. H. WOLFORD, of Valparaiso; and a sister, Rosa MAUDLIN, of Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Twelve Mile United Brethren church. Burial in the Twelve Mile cemetery.

Saturday, April 2, 1938

Peru, April 2. -- Mrs. Henry H. VanDALSEN, 78 year old resident of Anderson, was fatally injured Froday morning at 10 o'clock a mile north of Peru, while enroute to visit her son, Russell VanDALSEN on his farm a mile and a half northeast of Macy.
The accident occurred when the car driven by Mr. VanDalsen, the dead woman's husband, got onto the muddy berm at the east side of Road 31 just north of Lover's Lane and struck a concrete culvert, after which the machine careened diagonally across the pavement and came to a stop at the foot of a ten-foot embankment. Mr. VanDalsen was removed to the office of Dr. John E. YARLING in the Allen ambulance, and was treated for head lacerations.
Coroner NEWELL said Mrs. VanDalsen died of crushing injuries in her chest, fractures of both hips, a cut on her chin and abrasian on her forehead.

Frank MURRAY, aged 45, World War veteran, and member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post of this city died at 2:45 o'clock Saturday morning in the veterans' hospital in Indianapolis.
Death was due to a complication of diseases and followed an illness of several years duration during which he received treatment several times in war veterans hospitals. His illness was due to injuries which he received while serving overseas in the world war.
Mr. Murray was taken to the hospital in Indianapolis three weeks ago by Floyd CHRISTMAN service officer of the local American Legion Post. Prior to his illness Mr. Murray worked as a painter and carpenter in this city.
As the immediate family of Mr. Murray was in Indianapolis data for an obituary could not be obtained at the time The News-Sentinel went to press Saturday.
The Murray family who lived in East Fifth Street moved to Rochester from Logansport several years ago. Mr. Murray was born in Logansport. The body will be returned here sometime late Saturday.
Survivors are the widow, seven children, father, mother and three brothers. The parents and brothers reside in Logansport.

Monday, April 4, 1938

Funeral services for Frank M. MURRAY, 45, veteran of the World War, were held Monday afternoon two o'clock at the Foster home, with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL of the Baptist church officiating. Brief military services were also conducted by members of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post and the Spanish War Veterans. Interment was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport.
Frank M., son of A. J. [and] Lydia MURRAY was born in Logansport, Ind. on July 15, 1892. He had been a resident of Rochester for the past ten years coming here from Culver. While in this city Mr. Murray followed the occupation of a painter and paper-hanger. On July 15th, 1918 he was united in marriage to Marie BURGMAN, the ceremony being pronounced in Logansport. The deceased was a member of the World War Veterans Association.
The survivors are his wife, and six children, Betty Louise [MURRAY], Jacueline [MURRAY], Junior [MURRAY], Janette [MURRAY], Richard Lee [MURRAY], Joan [MURRAY], all at home; his parents, five brothers, Charles [MURRAY], Earl [MURRAY], George [MURRAY] and Jesse [MURRAY] of Logansport, Ted [MURRAY], of Wheeling, W. Va.; and four sisters, Mrs. Flossie LEWELLEN, Mrs. Bertha BAKER, Ruth MURRAY, all of Logansport, and Mrs. Gladys MINNICK, of Gas City, Ind.

Mrs. Laura HAIMBAUGH, aged 77, died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her son Mac Haimbaugh three miles west of Mentone after a three weeks' illness due to a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Haimbaugh was a life long resident of Indiana and had lived all of her life near Mentone. She had resided in the house where she died for fifty years.
The deceased was married to Alonzo HAIMBAUGH who preceded her in death two years ago. Mrs. Haimbaugh was a member of the Baptist Church at Mentone.
Survivors are the son Mac HAIMBAUGH; sister Mrs. Anna WELBE, Elwood; brother Irvine ARMIE, Anderson; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church in Mentone at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. BARNABY in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mentone.

Tuesday, April 5, 1938

Mrs. Viola See STEINHEISER REICHARD, aged 74, died at her home near Leiters Ford at 11:40 o'clock Monday night after an illness of nine years due to complications.
The deceased was born on a farm in Beaver township, Pulaski county, on March 9, 1864 and was the daughter of Christopher and Henrietta STEINHEISER. She has been a resident of Fulton county since she was eight years old.
In a ceremony which was performed at Leiters Ford March 16, 1886 she was married to Elizah REICHARD. She was a former member of the Sharon Church.
Survivors are the husband, and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda LUCAS, Kewanna, and Miss Della STEINHEISER, Rochester. A daughter died in infancy.
The funeral services will be held from the Sharon Church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning with Rev. John WALTERS, pastor of the Methodist Church at Leiters Ford, officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The family has requested that friends omit flowers.

Thursday, April 7, 1938

Mrs. Amanda J. BELT, 86, pioneer Miami and Fulton County resident passed away Wednesday evening at 7:25 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. E. SHELLEY, 1918 George Street, Logansport. Mrs. Belt had been in ill health for the past three years of a complication of diseases.
Amanda [HORTON], daughter of Calvin and Delia (DAVIS) HORTON was born near Macy on July 15, 1851. She resided in the Macy and Rochester communities her entire life, with the exception of the past three which she spent in Logansport. Several years ago she established her home at the Four Oaks Cottage on the East Shore of Lake Manitou. In 1885 she was united in marriage to Raymond M. BELT, who preceded her in death on November 28, 1922. Mrs. Belt was a member of the Macy Methodist church for a long period of years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. SHELLEY of Logansport, Mrs. B. C. MULLICAN of Rochester and Mrs. O. M. ENYART of Indianapolis, seven grandchildren, Mrs. Lillian DYKE and Mrs. Gertrude SMALL of Logansport, Mrs. Paul MITCHELL of Glendale, California, Mrs. Marjorie LYMAN, Dr. Hugh M. ENYART and Misses Kathleen [MULLICAN] and Eileen MULLICAN, all of Indianapolis, and seven great-grandchildren.
The body will lie in state at the home of the deceased's daughter in Logansport until 12:30 Friday, when they will leave for Macy, where the funeral will be held at 2:00 at the Macy M.E. church. Rev. E. L. GATES, pastor of the Market Street M.E. church in Logansport will officiate, assisted by Rev. C. E. DUNLAP, pastor of the Macy Methodist church. Burial will be made in the family plot at the Five Corners Cemetery, southwest of Macy.

Friday, April 8, 1938

Mrs. Charles DANIELS, aged 37, of 1109 Pontiac Street died in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth at noon Thursday. She had been ill with Addison's disease for the past 15 months. An infection developed last week and on Monday, Mrs. Daniels was taken to the hospital at Plymouth for treatment. The infection was the cause of death.
The deceased was born in Plymouth December 2, 1900 and was the daughter of Carlisle and Flora KYSER. She was married to Mr. Daniels in a ceremony which was performed at

Plymouth June 7, 1910. The Daniels family have been residents of Rochester for two years moving here from Plymouth.
Mrs. Daniels was a member of the Federated Church, Rebecca Lodge and American Legion Auxiliary at Plymouth.
Survivors are the husband, son Charles Garwood [DANIELS], daughter Marjorie [DANIELS] all of this city and the father who lives in Plymouth. The mother and a brother preceded Mrs. Daniels in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Federated Church in Plymouth at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. James SAUERWINE officiating. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.
The body has been moved to the Danielson funeral home in Plymouth where friends may view the remains until the hour of the funeral.

Leander B. SNYDER, aged 81, a life long resident of Marshall county who resided on a farm east of Argos died at 6 o'clock Friday morning in a hospital at Logansport after a long illness.
The deceased was born in Southern Indiana, October 2, 1856 and was the son of Oliver and Priscilla SNYDER. He had lived in Marshall county since boyhood. His wife was Alpha ROCKHILL whom he married January 17, 1882 at Argos. Mr. Snyder was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church at Tippecanoe.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ella ILER, Tippecanoe and two sons Ross SNYDER, Argos and A. M. SNYDER, South Bend. The wife and two children preceded Mr. Snyder in death.
The funeral services will be held from the M. P. Church at Tippecanoe at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. John BURGESS pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Tippecanoe.
The body will lie in state at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos until Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock when it will be moved to the church at Tippecanoe for the burial rites.

Doris Ann [ALDERFER], eight months old daughter of Ralph and Mabel (POLLY) ALDERFER, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 3:15 o'clock Thursday afternoon after an illness of two weeks due to pneumonia. The child was born July 19, 1937 at the home of her parents one-half mile east of Richland Center.
Survivors are parents, sister Lois Glenn [ALDERFER] and brother Robert [ALDERFER] and the maternal and paternal grandparents.
The funeral services will be held from the Richland Center Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Phillip HANEY officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Richland Center.

Saturday, April 9, 1938

It was learned today that the death of Leander B. SNYDER, 81, former farmer of the Argos community, was caused by hanging. Mr. Snyder who had been a patient in the Logansport state hospital since 1916, committed suicide by hanging himself from a step ladder in the linen room at that institution, Friday morning.
An attendant opens the linen room every morning at five o'clock, to distribute towels to other departments of the hospital, and it is believed that soon after the employee left the room Snyder entered.

Officials of the institution in reconstructing the suicide, stated today that Snyder had tied a handkerchief around his neck, and then attached a long towel to a loop he had made in the handkerchief. He then climbed a tall ladder in the room, tied the other end of the towel to the top rung and jumped.
His body was found with feet dangling but a few inches from the floor, by a ward attendant, and was still warm when it was cut down. When all efforts of the physicians to resuscitate the victim failed, County Coroner Dr. M. B. STEWART was called. Dr. Stewart will conduct his inquest Monday morning at 10 o'clock in the superintendent's office of the state hospital.
Mr. Snyder's obituary appeared in Friday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Waterloo, April 9. -- Henry GINGRICH, 63, a New York Central section man working at Waterloo, was killed instantly Thursday when struck by an east-bound passenger train. His mangled body was found by a fellow workman. His widow and an adopted daughter survive. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon.
-- Mr. Gingrich was an uncle of Mrs. Howard DuBOIS and Ray B. FRETZ of this city.

Monday, April 11, 1938

Miss Ruth HAAG, aged 44, Detroit, Mich., former resident of Kewanna did not live to enjoy a $5000 legacy which she received one week ago for always being courteous to an aged man who was a patron of the bank in Detroit, Michigan where she was employed.
Miss Haag succumbed at her home in Detroit Saturday afternoon from a stroke of apoplexy. She had been in ill health for sometime and at the time she received notice that she had received the $5000 legacy she was visiting with relatives in Kewanna.
As telephone service was crippled today due to the sleet storm of last Tuesday it was impossible to contact relatives of the dead woman at Kewanna. It is believed that the body will be returned to Plymouth for interment in the family lot there.
Miss Haag was reared in Kewanna but had been employed by a large bank in Detroit for a number of years. She was the safety deposit box manager of the bank and it was while in this position that she came in contact with James L HIGGINS, aged 94, former insurance broker who died March 20 leaving an estate of $287,000.
Mr. Higgins in his will bequeathed Miss Haag $5000 with this notation "for 20 years of unfailing courtesty." Miss Haag in speaking of the bequest said that Mr. Higgins came to the bank almost three times yearly and that she had never been any more courteous to him than she had to any other of the bank's patrons.
Miss Haag had planned to use a part of the money willed to her by Higgins in replacing monies which she had been forced to pay out in bank stock assessments and the remainder she was going to use in a vacation trip to St. Petersburg, Fla.

Miss Ruth E. HAAG, aged 44, of 14247 Terry Avenue, Detroit, Mich., died at her home there Saturday afternoon following a sudden stroke of apoplexy.
The deceased is a former resident of Kewanna. She was born in Kewanna and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry HAAG. The mother died 12 years ago and the father 10 years ago.
Miss Haag was the manager of the safety deposit box department of a Detroit, Mich., bank. She had lived in Detroit for 14 years and was a member of the Christian Church and the Eastern Star lodge.

Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Edith McOAKER and Mrs. Grace WEAVER, both of Detroit and three brothers, Roy HAAG, Monroe, Louisiana; Ernest [HAAG] and Henry HAAG, Detroit, Mich. Roy and Henry Haag were in the circus business for a number of years.
The funeral services will be held from the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Buck Cemetery near Plymouth.

Tuesday, April 12, 1938

Mrs. Mildred ADAMS, aged 41, of 1012 South Main Street, wife of A. E. ADAMS died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 4:15 o'clock Monday afternoon following a ten day illness due to complications. She was stricken April 1.
The deceased had lived in Akron and Rochester during her entire lifetime. She was born in Akron on December 1, 1896 and was the daughter of Samuel and Samantha SHESLER. Mr. Shesler for a number of years was the editor of the Akron News.
In a ceremony which was performed in Akron February 8, 1921 she was married to A. E. Adams. They have been residents of this city for the past thirteen years moving here from North Manchester.
Mrs. Adams was prominent in social and civic activities in this city. She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church, Eastern Star Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors are the husband, parents who reside in Akron and three sisters, Mrs. Amy WALTON, Indianapolis, Mrs. S. K. STINSON, Chicago and Mrs. O. I. MINTER of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the Grace Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Wednesday, April 13, 1938

C. W. HEIGHWAY, aged 59, a former resident of Fulton county died at his home in Mishawaka at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening after an illness of two years due to diabetes.
The deceased was born on a farm in Fulton county January 28, 1870 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Empson HEIGHWAY. He was a farmer until five years ago when he retired and went to Mishawaka to reside. His wife whom he married 36 years ago was Flora MILLER.
Survivors are the widow; father Empson HEIGHWAY of Akron; daughter, Mrs. Glen SIDELL, Michigan City; three sons, Leroy [HEIGHWAY], Eugene [HEIGHWAY] and Victor [HEIGHWAY] all of Mishawaka; two brothers L. M. HEIGHWAY, Bluffton, Ohio, and Oren HEIGHWAY, Mentone; two sisters Mrs. Sid LEININGER, and Mrs. Hugh MILLER, Akron and nine grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Sparks Chapel in Mishawaka. Burial will be made in a cemetery at Mishawaka.

Friends in this city have been advised of the death of Mrs. Mose LAUER, which occurred at her home in Plymouth, Tuesday morning. She had been an invalid for many years. Survivors are the husband, three children, three sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be held in Plymouth Tuesday afternoon.

Thursday, April 14, 1938

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Leroy FOSNER of Evanston, Wyoming. Mrs. Fosner, who has been in ill health for several years, died Sunday. Dr. FOSNER, a former Rochester resident, is a practicing physician in the city of Evanston. Mr. Fosner is the son of Mrs. Emma HOFFMAN of this city.

Mrs. Simon BAILEY received word last evening of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Edward RAGLAND of North Salem, who died in the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Wednesday afternoon from pneumonia.
Mrs. Ragland was taken ill several weeks ago but because of high waters which surrounded the Ragland farm in the White river bottoms, it was impossible to move her to the hospital until Monday.
Mrs. Ragland had a large circle of friends in this city where she had visited on a number of occasions. Survivors are the husband, son and sister.
The funeral services will be held from the Earl B. Cox Funeral home in North Salem at 2 p.m. Friday. Interment will be made in Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis.

L. W. HATHAWAY, aged 77, Chicago, owner of the Budlong Pickle Company, which has a branch in this city, died in a hospital in Chicago, Monday after an illness of two years.
The deceased had on a number of occasions inspected the Budlong Pickle Company branch in this city. Survivors are two sons who will continue the company in operation.
Charles SPOHN, local manager of the pickle company, was in Chicago today to attend the funeral services for Mr. Hathaway.

Friday, April 15, 1938

Mrs. D. D. NELLANS a teacher in the high school at Richland Center has been called to Mauckport, Ind., by the death of her mother, Mrs. John C. CORN who died Wednesday after a short illness due to complications. Survivors are the husband who is a teacher in the Mauckport high school and the daughter Mrs. Nellans.

Virgil Ray [CLARK], five months old son of James and Helen (GWIN) CLARK, R.R. 2, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 1 o'clock Wednesday from streptococcic sore throat. The child had been ill since February 1.
Virgil Ray, a twin, was born October 26, 1937 in Richmond. His parents moved to this city January 21, 1938 from Richmond.
Survivors are the parents and three brothers, the twin Berlin Jay [CLARK], Paul [CLARK] and James Eugene [CLARK] all at home.
The body was shipped to Richmond where funeral services were held Friday.

Ray STEPHENS, 53, lifelong resident of Lucerne, committed suicide by hanging himself in his home there Thursday.
Stephens, a former railroad section man, had been in poor health for several months following a stroke which impared the use of an arm and a leg.
The body was found by Russell DECK and Jack WINN who went to the home where he resided alone, after they learned he had not been either at the Bells restaurant where he ate every morning, or at the Hilkert garage where he generally spent part of his time.

Stephens had placed a handkerchief about his neck, fastened the loose end to a clothes hook on the wall and stepped from his bed to strangle himself. He had been dead several hours. He was fully clothed, but another suit, and articles of clothing were laid out on the bed.
Surviving is one brother, Clark [STEPHENS], of South Bend. The body is at the Harrison Funeral Home in Lucerne pending funeral arrangements.
Deputy Sheriff Elmer CRAIG of Logansport, acting in behalf of Coroner M. B. STEWART, investigated.
Stephens had been a watchman at a Plymouth crossing of the Pennsylvania road on his last job.
Mrs. Fern BELL, 44, restaurant proprietor told Dr. Stewart's secretary, Miss Dorothy HOCH that she knew the victim personally, and that she had served him his evening meal Wednesday, about 6 p.m. She said he had no furnter conversation with her, ate in 15 minutes and left. She knew him to have suffered several operations recently. She learned of the death from Mayme MAYHEW.
Russell DECK, 45, farmer who was a close friend of the victim, found the body. Deck told the coroner's secretary that he had gone to Stephens' kitchen at 2 p.m. and called in, but was given no answer.
Going to a bedroom window, Deck said he looked in but failed to see anyone. Fearing something had happened, he said he located Jack WINN downtown, and the two men returned to discover the body.

Monday, April 18, 1938

Funeral services for Howard MORT, aged 26, farmer of near Silver Lake, who succumbed in Woodlawn Hospital, Friday, were held from the Eel River Church near Pierceton Sunday with burial in the Linwood Cemetery at Pierceton. Death followed an appendectomy. Mort was a member of the National Guard Company at Warsaw. The widow, son, parents, two brothers and a sister survive.

Tuesday, April 19, 1938

Mrs. Walter LOWERY, aged 48, died at her home 305 East Apple Street, Argos at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of eight years caused by dropsy and leakage of the heart. She had been bedfast a greater portion of the last year.
The deceased had lived in Marshall county all of her life and was born on a farm near Argos, January 22, 1890. Her parents were Anthony and Margaret SMITH. In a ceremony which was performed in Argos in 1908 the deceased was married to Walter LOWERY. Mrs. Lowery was a member o the Argos Methodist Church.
Survivors are the husband, son John LOWERY at home, three daughters Mrs. Dorothy ELLIOTT, Argos, Mrs. Edith ROSS, Kokomo and Mrs. Marguerite BAKER, Houston, Texas; parents who reside in the Poplar Grove neighborhood southwest of Argos; two sisters Mrs. Carrie HISSONG, Argos and Mrs. Mabel CRUMLEY, Culver; two brothers Lester SMITH, Culver and Owen SMITH, Argos, and several grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Argos Methodist Church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. R. H. CROWDER pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Elta DAVIS, aged 66, died at his farm home near Leiters Ford shortly before midnight Monday night after an illness of several years due to complications.
The deceased was born on a farm in Marshall county, September 19, 1871 and was the son of C. C. and Sarah DAVIS. He had resided in Fulton county since he was twenty years of age.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city, November 20, 1892 he was married to Nance TOWEN who was killed August 7, 1929 in an accident while attending the annual picnic at Leiters Ford. Mr. Davis was a member of the Mt. Hope M.E. Church.
Survivors are four sons, Guy [DAVIS] and Dale [DAVIS] of Culver and Lyman [DAVIS] and Emery [DAVIS] of South Bend; three brothers, John [DAVIS], Culver; Lawrence [DAVIS], Bountiful, Utah and Ed [DAVIS] of Ardmore, Okla; sister, Mrs. Stella McGREW, Culver, and nine grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Leiters Ford at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. EATON in charge. Burial will be made in the Davis family lot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Friday, April 22, 1938

Wabash, Ind., April 22. -- George M. DIEHL, 67, former president and treasurer of the National Association of Manufacturers of Wood-Working machinery, died at his home here today.
He was president of the G. M. Diehl machine works here and originated the under-cutting type of glue joint repsaw. He founded his machine works in Peru, but moved the factory to Wabash in 1909.
He was born at Glen Beulah, Wis., Nov. 1, 1870. From 1933 to 1935 he served as CWA relief administrator in Wabash county. Survivors include the widow, two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be held here Saturday afternoon.

Logansport, Ind., Appril 22. -- Ira DAWSON, 66 years old, retired Cass county farmer, was killed instantly this afternoon when his team and wagon was struck by a Pennsylvania passenger train at the Chicago street crossing in Royal Centre. One of the horses also was killed.

Saturday, April 23, 1938

Peru, Ind., April 23. -- Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Nell BOGAN, wife of Will BOGAN proprietor of the Taggart hotel at Bass Lake, at her home Wednesday afternoon in Knox, Ind. Mrs. Bogan was a former well known Peru resident and was well known to many Peru people who visited Bass Lake.
Surviving Mrs. Bogan are the husband and one son, Weldon [BOGAN] of Knox; two sisters, Mrs. Frank ANDRES and Mrs. E. ANDRES and one brother, Bruce TAGGART of Lafayette.
Funeral services were conducted at Knox Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment was made at Knox.

Tuesday, April 26, 1938

Funeral services for the late James KOFFEL who died at his home in Athens Monday, will be held from the Church of God at Athens at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron, officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.

Wednesday, April 27, 1938

Mrs. Nellie May CALLOWAY, 75, a lifelong resident of the southern section of Fulton county, passed away Wednesday morning, four o'clock at her home four miles northeast of Fulton. Her death was attributed to carcinoma, and followed an illness of over a year's duration. Mrs. Calloway had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this county.
Nellie May [BLACKETOR], daughter of Everly and Mary (JONES) BLACKETOR, was born on a farm in the Ebenezer neighborhood, southeast of Rochester, on February 5th, 1863. She was united in marriage to Schuyler C. CALLOWAY, on October 25th, 1880. Mrs. Calloway was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist church.
The survivors are her husband, a son, Otto CALLOWAY, of Fulton; two grandchildren, Mrs. Winifred SANDERS, of Royal Oak, Mich.; Mrs. Mildred BURNS, of Fulton; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George KROM, of Rochester; Mrs. M. F. WALKER, of Huntington; and a brother, Seymour BLACKETOR, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Calloway home. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Lavina CHAPMAN, aged 77, died Wednesday morning at the home of her son Earl CHAPMAN who resides on a farm five miles northwest of Rochester. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several weeks.
The deceased was born in Fulton County February 28, 1861 and was the daughter of George and Sarah FISH. She had spent the major portion of her lifetime in Marshall and Fulton county. Her husband Monroe CHAPMAN whom she married September 25, 1879 died in 1935. Mrs. Chapman was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Survivors are six sons Carl [CHAPMAN], Argos; Earl [CHAPMAN], Merle [CHAPMAN] and Russell [CHAPMAN] of Rochester; Charles [CHAPMAN], Burk, Ind., and Rev. L. CHAPMAN, Charleston, N.C. and three daughters, Mrs. Nettie SHOEMAKER, Rochester; Mrs. Audra COLE, Goodlitchville, Tenn., and Mrs. Jerre CALLIS of Indianapolis.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (standard time) Wednesday from the Brethren Church in Walnut with Rev. LEMMERT in charge. Burial will be made in the Brook Cemetery at Warsaw.
The body was taken to the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos where it will remain until Wednesday evening when it will be taken to the home of the daughter Mrs. Shoemaker seven miles southeast of Argos where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Funeral services were held in South Bend at 11 a.m. Wednesday for Charles GARVER, aged 49, of 907 West Washington Avenue, South Bend, who died in the Epworth Hospital, South Bend, Monday morning after an illness of six months.
The services were in charge of Rev. Elmer Ward COLE, pastor of the First Christian Church of South Bend. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Argos.
Mr. Garver was born on a farm in Marshall county, October 10, 1888 and had been a resident of South Bend for eight years moving there from Argos.
Survivors are a son Raymond GARVER and a daughter Miss Evelyn GARVER both of Rochester and a brother Glenn GARVER of St. Joseph, Mich.

Thursday, April 28, 1938

Arnold Lewis BRANDT, aged 71, who had lived on a farm three miles northwest of Kewanna for the past 23 years, died at 4:25 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his farm home after a 15 months illness which followed a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased was born July 23, 1867 at Planthette, Switzerland. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Alcide BRANDT. He came to this country when a young man. Mr. Brandt was a member of the Church of Christ at Kewanna.
Surviving are a son, William [BRANDT], at home; three brothers, Ulysses [BRANDT], of Kewanna; Numa [BRANDT], of Medaryville; and Henry [BRANDT], of Bloomington, Ill.; and a sister, Miss Alice BRANDT, of Kewanna, who lived with her brother.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Church of Christ in Kewanna with Rev. William BOICE, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will take place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewanna.

Winamac, Ind., April 28. -- John STEIS, 71, retired hardware dealer, passed away suddenly at his home in Monterey Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock.
The deceased, who for a number of years had operated a hardware store in Monterey, was a lifelong resident of that community.
Surviving are the widow, Nellie [STEIS]; and a daughter, Mrs. Ethel REDDINGTON, Gary.

Friday, April 29, 1938

Louis Raymond McCAY, aged 34, died at his home, 936 Park street, at 6 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of five years due to complications which resulted from an ailment which he contracted while serving in the United States Army.
The deceased was born on a farm near Kewanna October 31, 1904 and had lived here for 30 months. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper McCAY. Mr. McCay was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Odd Fellows and Redman's lodges at Mishawaka.
Mr. McCay was never married and has served three enlistments in the quartrmaster's corps of the United States Army. He was given an honorable discharge September 5, 1934 from the army after he had been a patient in the Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado.
Survivors are the parents; three brothers, James [McCAY], Carl [McCAY] and Mervin [McCAY]; and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie FOUTS and Miss Martha McCAY, all of South Bend and Mishawaka.
The funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church in Rochester at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Members of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post of this city will serve as pallbearers.

Thadd RYTHER, aged 72, died at his farm home one and half miles southeast of Argos at 11 o'clock Thursday morning after an illness of one year due to dropsy and heart trouble.

The deceased had lived near Argos since last October, moving there from Gary. He was born in Iowa, June 13, 1865 and was married in 1890 to Cora STEVENS. Mr. Ryther was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 29 of South Bend.
Survivors are the widow; son, Victor RYTHER, Gary; half-brother, William SEE, Hartford, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Het FELTS and Mrs. Anna HEDGES, Three Oaks, Mich.; and Mrs. Rebecca WATSON, Live Oak, Fla.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body was moved to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. (standard time) with Rev. R. H. CROWDER of the Argos Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be made at Three Oaks, Michigan.

Saturday, April 30, 1938

John SCHIRM, aged 70, a lifelong ressident of Union township, passed away Friday evening at his home two and a half miles northwest of Kewanna. Death resulted from a heart ailment following an illness of six months duration. Mr. Schirm had a host of friends throughout the western section of Fulton county and also in Pulaski county.
The deceased who was the son of Martin and Elizabeth SCHIRM was born on a farm in Union township on June 23rd, 1867. In a ceremony pronounced in Rochester on October 23rd, 1890, he was united in marriage to Minnie GREEN. Mr. Schirm followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life.
The survivors are his wife; two sons John F. SCHIRM of Kewanna, Elza N. SCHIRM of Logansport, and a daughter, Mrs. Sadie MONEY of Logansport. A son, Carl SCHIRM died in 1930.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon two o'clock at the Schirm home. Rev. W. A. HULL will be in charge of the services. Int erment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, May 4, 1938

Mrs. Nelson G. [Mary L. HOLMES] HUNTER, aged 83, former resident of Rochester, died at her home in Wabash at 10:45 o'clock Tuesday night. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed closely a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Sunday night.
The deceased was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, February 4, 1855 and was the daughter of Andrew J. and Sarah HOLMES. The Holmes family moved to Rochester to reside when Mrs. Hunter was a small girl. They were pioneers here and built the home at the corner of Fifth and Pontiac streets where Dr. Charles RICHARDSON now resides.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city in 1878 the deceased was married to Nelson G. HUNTER and shortly thereafter moved to Wabash to reside. Mr. Hunter who was a lawyer was elected judge of the circuit court in Wabash county for several terms. Mrs. Hunter was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Wabash.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Nora FULTZ of this city, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ruth HUNTER, Wabash, and grandson Nelson G. HUNTER, Indianapolis. A son Holmes HUNTER died in 1919 in Luxemburg, Germany, at the end of the World War and a second son Harry Holmes [HUNTER] passed away in 1932 at Wabash.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, May 5, 1938

An infant son born to Mr. and Mrs. John WEBER who reside on a farm southeast of this city died a few minutes after it was born Thursday morning. Interment was made in the Shelton Cemetery this afternoon.

Mrs. Marilda Louisa KESSLER, aged 87, widow of the late Martin KESSLER, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Al NIXON, 230 West Third Street, at 9:15 o'clock Thursday morning. Death followed an illness of five weeks due to complications.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county and for many years resided in the Bethlehem neighborhood northeast of this city. She had resided in Rochester for the past eight years. Mrs. Kessler was born on a farm northeast of Rochester on June 15, 1850 and was married November 11, 1869 in this city.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret KING of Chicago and several nieces and nephews. Two children died in infancy.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Bethlehem Church with Rev. CALL, pastor of the Church of God, officiating. Burial will be made in the Hamlet cemetery near Talma.
The body was moved to the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street, where it will remain until the hour of the last rites.

Friday, May 6, 1938

Joe BROWNE, Jr., aged 33, died at the home of his mother in North Manchester, Thursday, after an illness since the Christmas holidays with heart trouble and chronic nephritis. Mr. Browne was well known in this city and had played in bands at Lake Manitou hotels at various times. The widow, daughter, mother and two brothers survive.

Ora A. THOMPSON, 46, farmer residing two miles north of Argos, passed away Friday morning in the Epworth hospital South Bend. Mr. Thompson was taken to the South Bend hospital, April 26th, suffering from a leg infection which was caused by injury he received some time ago in an automobile accident. It was this injury that indirectly caused his demise, the attending physicians stated.
Ora A., son of John and Anna THOMPSON, was born in Wells county, Indiana, on September 16th, 1891. On April 10th, 1917 he was united in marriage to Cora BRUBAKER. Mr. Thompson had been a resident of the Argos community since he was a small child. He followed the occupation of farming. The deceased was a member of the Argos Christian church.
The survivors are his wife; two sons, Basil [THOMPSON] and John L. [THOMPSON], at home; two daughters, Violet Grace [THOMPSON] and Olive Irene [THOMPSON], also at home; three brothers, William [THOMPSON], of Argos, Dale [THOMPSON] and Loren [THOMPSON], of South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Eva ROHRER, Mrs. Ruth ANDERSON, Mrs. Reba ASHER, all of South Bend, and Mrs. Grace SMALL of Logansport.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Argos Christian church. Rev. A. M. THOMAS will officiate. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Margaret ARNOLD, of Macy, today received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Grace ARNOLD, 70, who passed away, Monday, May 2nd, at her home in Crystal Lake, Texas. Mrs. Arnold is survived by her husband, Schuyler ARNOLD and a son, Schuyler [ARNOLD], Jr.

Saturday, May 7, 1938

William H. COSBY, 87, of Alexandria, Ind., passed away early Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James McGreevey, on Wolf's Point, Lake Manitou. Death resulted from pneumonia after a few days illness.
Mr. Cosby was born on December 31, 1849. The deceased had been a resident of Alexandria, Ind., for a long number of years. He followed the occupation of farming until he retired several years ago. Mr. Cosby had a number of friends in this community, he having visited at the McGreevey home on numerous occasions. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge of San Pansinto, Ind.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Laura SCRIBNER, of Stickney, South Dakota; Mrs. James McGREEVEY, of near this city; two sons, Floyd [COSBY] of Seymour, Ind., and Archie [COSBY] of Columbus, Ind. One son preceded him in death.
Burial services will be conducted at Alexandria, Ind.

Monday, May 9, 1938

Aaron C. ROUCH, 85, a pioneer of Liberty township passed away Sunday morning at his home four miles northwest of Fulton. Death resulted from pneumonia following an illness of ten days duration. The deceased who resided in Liberty township throughout his entire life, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties.
Aaron C., son of Samuel and Kathryn ROUCH was born on a farm in Liberty township on February 3rd, 1853. In the year of 1873 he was united in marriage to Rosanna LINDEN. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Rouch followed the occupation of farming until he retired from active duties several years ago. He was a member of the Bethel United Brethren church.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Minnie NICKELS, who resided with her father; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jess ROUCH, of near Fulton. Several brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. W. MILLER will be held Tuesday afternoon two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery, northwest of Fulton.

Isaac LOVE, 77, of Argos passed away Friday evening at the Morris hospital, in Plymouth. Mr. Love had been removed to the hospital a few days ago. Death resulted from a complication of diseases which came in the wake of several strokes of paralysis. Mr. Love had been a resident of the Argos community for practically all of his life.
The deceased was born in Indiana on February 28th, 1861. No information was available as to the names of his parents or his wife. Mrs. Love passed away several years ago, however. Mr. Love was employed as a day laborer for a long number of years and later was on the sales force of a Plymouth, Ind. auto agency.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. SARBER, of Hammond; three sons, and a sister, Mrs. Sophia HODGES of Argos.
Funeral services were held at the Umbaugh funeral home, in Argos, Sunday afternoon. Burial was made in the Reichter cemetery.

Tuesday, May 10, 1938

Australia ALEXANDER, well known resident of this city, passed away at his home on South Elm Street at 1:40 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of several months duration.
Mr. Alexander is survived by his wife and six children. The obituary and funeral announcement will be carried inWednesday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Wesley Earl SIGNS, aged 16 months, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor SIGNS, seven miles southeast of Argos at 11 o'clock Monday night after an illness of two months which terminated in double pneumonia.
The deceased was born at his parents' farm home near Argos on December 21, 1936. Survivors are the parents, a brother Victor [SIGNS, Jr.], and three sisters, Nancy [SIGNS], Dora [SIGNS] and Jean [SIGNS], all at home.
The funeral services will be held from the Walnut Brethren Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. C. C. CRIPE officiating. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.
The body was moved to the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos and will be returned to the parents' home at 9 a.m. Wednesday where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, May 11, 1938

Funeral services for Australia A. ALEXANDER, 70, who passed away at his home, 1411 Elm street, Tuesday afternoon, will be held at the residence Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Alexander's death was attributed to heart trouble and a complication of diseases. He had been a resident of Rochester for over 32 years and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this community.
Australia Aaron [ALEXANDER], son of Aaron and Naomi ALEXANDER, was born in Marion county, Indiana on July 13th, 1867. He moved to Fulton county 32 years ago from Kokomo, Ind. On July 21st, 1888, he was united in marriage to Jessie P. DABNEY, the ceremony being pronounced in Tipton county. Mr. Alexander followed the occupation of farming for a number of years and later engaged in the carpentry trade. He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge of Windfall, Ind.
The survivors are his wife, of this city; three sons, Fred [ALEXANDER] and Frank ALEXANDER, of Rochester; William ALEXANDER, of Elkhart; and two daughters, Mrs. James SCHLEIGER, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. John PARCELL, of Elkhart, Ind.

Mrs. Anna KEIM WILHOIT, aged 62, of Akron died in the St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bend, Tuesday evening after an illness of three weeks due to a blood clot.
The deceased was born May 15, 1875 and was the daughter of Isaac and Esther KEIM. She had lived in Akron for a number of years moving there from Gilead. She was the widow of the late Samuel WILHOIT whom she married in 1908. Mrs. Wilhoit was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lorrin DENNEY, Ft. Wayne and Mrs. David DERRING, Springfield, Ill., brother, Charles KEIM, Akron, and two grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Wilhoit residence in Akron at 10 o'clock Friday morning with Rev. WORLEY officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.

Friday, May 13, 1938

Lavern [HASMAN], four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles HASMAN, passed away Thursday evening at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank SWANGO, two miles west of Kewanna. Death resulted from pneumonia which followed an illness from measles.
The lad, who was four years and seven months of age, is survived by his parents, a twin brother Lavon [HASMAN], a sister Donna Jean [HASMAN], aged 6, and the grandparents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon two o'clock at the Todd Funeral Home in Kewanna. Rev. W. A. HULL will be in charge. Interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services for Joseph KING, Jr., aged 13, who died suddenly Wednesday morning at the home of his parents in Yates, S.D., will be held from the First Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The body arrived here at noon today and will lie in state at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. RANS at their farm home southwest of this city until the hour of the last rites.

Monday, May 16, 1938

Mrs. Josephine MARSH, aged 81, widow of the late Frank MARSH died at her home in Hollywood, Cal., at 9 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of four years due to heart trouble.
The deceased is a former resident of Rochester where her husband operated a grocery store at 822 Main Street for a number of years. The Marsh home was at the corner of Twelfth and Main Streets. Mrs. Marsh left Rochester seven years ago to make her home in Hollywood.
Mrs. Marsh was the daughter of George and Elizabeth GOSS who were pioneer residents of Fulton county. The Goss farm home was south of Rochester. Mrs. Marsh was born in 1857 and was one of eight children. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Annabelle BELDING, two grandchildren, Josephine [BELDING] and Richard BELDING, all of Hollywood, two sisters, Mrs. Maria ALSPACH WOOD of this city and Mrs. John BURTON, Hollywood, and number of nieces and nephews among them Postmaster Hugh McMAHAN.
The funeral services will be held in Hollywood Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment is to be made there. Six nephews of Mrs. Marsh will act as pallbearers. They are George [LACKEY] and Frank LACKEY, Guy MONTGOMERY, William [McMAHAN], John [McMAHAN] and James [McMAHAN].

Mrs. Octavia Olive RALSTON, aged 72, passed away Sunday evening at the home of her niece, Mrs. Edward SHADLE, of Kewanna. Death resulted from complications following an illness of over two years duration. Mrs. Ralston had been a resident of Kewanna throughout her entire life and had a wide acquaintance of friends in that section of the county.

Octavia Olive [BLAIR], daughter of Rufus and Cordelia BLAIR, was born in Kewanna, Ind., on October 25, 1865. On February 12, 1891 she was united in marriage to George W. [RALSTON], who preceded her in death eight years ago. Mr. Ralston operated a drug store in Kewanna for over 50 years. Mrs. Ralston was a member of the Kewanna Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
The survivors are a brother, H. N. BLAIR of Culver; and two nieces, Mrs. Edward SHADLE, of Kewanna, and Mrs. Merle GALBREATH, of Winamac.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. W. NIEL, will be held at the Harrison Funeral Home, Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock. Interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body lies in state at the Harrison Funeral Home.

Huntington, May 16. -- Mrs. Ida M. HARDING, 74, died at 8:35 p.m. Saturday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Miles E. STRAUP. She had been ailing for some time and was seriously ill a week.
Mrs. Harding was born April 28, 1864 in Fulton county, six miles north of Rochester, to Franklin and Caroline LEITER.
Three children were born to her, one dying in infancy. Surviving are the daughter at whose home she died, a son, Walter HARDING, of Cincinnati, O., and a sister, Mrs. Ambrose BURGETT, of this city.
She was a life long member of the Methodist Episcopal church, a member of the Women's Foreign Missionary society of the church, of the W.C.T.U. and of the Primrose club.
Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Monday at the residence, 906 Division street, the Rev. Burl M. BECHDOLT, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Interment was in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Thomas CLARK, aged 68, retired carpenter died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. ALBER one-half [mile] south of Tiosa at 1:30 p.m. Sunday after an illness of four weeks which started with influenza and terminated in pneumonia.
The deceased had resided in Fulton county during a greater portion of his lifetime. He was born near Rochester, September 25, 1869, and was the son of Calvin and Marie CLARK. His wife who was Sue GLASS preceded him in death.
Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Louis MOORE, Glendale, Cal., son Kenneth CLARK, Los Angeles, Cal., and brother Cad CLARK of this city. A daughter in addition to the wife preceded Mr. Clark in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Brethren Church at Tiosa at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. James CALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Richland Center.

Tuesday, May 17, 1938

Chicago, May 17. -- Joseph Baerman STRAUSS, one of the world's outstanding bridge engineers, died from a heart attack yesterday in Los Angeles. He was 68 years old and head of the Strauss Engineering corporation, of this city.
He created more than 500 bridges in this country and abroad. His most famous span is the Golden Gate bridge at San Francisco. This structure, for which he was appointed chief engineer in 1929, is the world's longest single span bridge and is considered the finest from an architectural standpoint.

Strauss was born in Cincinnati in 1870. He was graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1892 with a civil engineering degree. After teaching at the university and being employed in private business he came to Chicago.
In 1904 he founded the Strauss Engineering corporation of Chicago and San Francisco.
He designed and constructed the aeroscope, an air cleaning device used in the San Francisco exposition, and during the world war created a type of portable searchlight used by the United States and Russia. He is also the inventor of the yielding type of barrier in use at bridges and for grade crossing protection, and built the first reinforced concrete freight cars as a war emergency measure.
Among his best known bridges are the Montreal South Shore bridge at Montreal, Que., which cost 12 million dollars, and for which he was co-designer; the Arlington Memorial bridge across the Potomac river, and the 75 million dollar George Washington Memorial bridge, New York, for which he was consulting engineer.
Strauss left Chicago in 1931 and had made his home in California since then. Surviving are his widow, May [STRAUSS], and two sons, Richard [STRAUSS] and Ralph [STRAUSS]. Ralph is a lieutenant in the United States army, Richard, who is associated with his father's company, makes his home at 222 East Ontario street, Chicago. Private funeral services will be held in California tomorrow.
-- Mr. Strauss, was the father-in-law of Mrs. Richard STRAUSS (nee Betty SHAFER), of Chicago. The former Rochester girl's husband was summoned from Chicago about a week ago and he was at his father's bedside when he died. Although it was not learned definitely whether Mrs. Richard Strauss had left for the West to attend the funeral, it was believed, however, that she probably left on a transport plane from Chicago early today.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Strauss attended the dedicatory exercises of the Golden Gate Bridge, at San Francisco early last year. Mrs. Richard Strauss is the daughter of Mrs. Mary SHAFER, of this city.
Thursday, May 19, 1938

James M. ENOCH, aged 70, died at his home, 919 South Pontiac Street, at 9:20 o'clock Wednesday evening after an illness of two years due to heart trouble. He had been bedfast for the past week.
The deceased was born in Carroll county, August 16, 1867, and was the son of Isiah and Deborah (GASKILL) ENOCH. He had been a carpenter for fifty years and a resident of Rochester for 34 years.
In a ceremony which was performed in Shelby county, August 16, 1892, he was married to Miss Bell FORMAN. Mr. Enoch was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are the widow and two brothers Frank ENOCH and Charles ENOCH both of whom reside near Cutler. A daughter, Mrs. Merle CROWNOVER preceded her father in death.
Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Friday, May 20, 1938

Rochester relatives and friends today were apprised of the death of Alfred H. BREWER, 84, which occurred early Friday morning at his home in Delphi, Ind. Death resulted from heart trouble. Mr. Brewer was a life-long resident of Delphi and was engaged in the shoe business in that city for over 50 years.
The survivors are a son, Harry BREWER, of Delphi; and two brothers, George W. BREWER, of near Rochester and Frank BREWER, of Delphi.
Funeral services will be held at his home Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Delphi Masonic Cemetery.

Saturday, May 21, 1938

Mrs. Norah [LONG] BROWN, aged 66, died at her farm home one mile east of Akron at 2:30 o'clock, Friday afternoon after an illness of one week due to heart trouble.
The deceased had been a resident of Henry township all of her life. She was born on a farm near Disko, December 5, 1871 and was the daughter of John and Hanna (SHAFFER) LONG.
In a ceremony which was performed October 6, 1888 she was married to David BROWN who preceded his wife in death seven years ago. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Emmanuel Evangelical Church southeast of Akron.
Survivors are three sons, Dewey [BROWN] and Dow BROWN of Roann and Merle BROWN, Fort Wayne; daughter, Mrs. Mae TANNING, Fort Wayne; sister Mrs. Frank TEETER, Akron, and seven grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Emmanuel Evangelical Church at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. A. E. GIVEN officiating. Burial will be made in the Gaerte Cemetery.

Monday, May 23, 1938

Robert Glenn [KNAUFF], 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald KNAUFF, passed away at six o'clock Monday morning at the home of his parents in Macy. Death resulted following an illness of two weeks duration.
The child is survived by his parents, a sister, Geraldine [KNAUFF], and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Scudder WILSON and Mr. and Mrs. Truman KNAUFF, of Macy. Funeral arrangements were not available as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Herschel MILLER received word Saturday afternoon of the death of his mother, Mrs. Alpha MILLER, aged 77, which occurred at her home in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Death was due to injuries which Mrs. Miller received a month ago when she fell and fractured her ankle. In the fall Mrs. Miller also suffered internal injuries and shock.
Mr. Miller returned Friday evening from Bellefontaine where he had visited his mother for some time. He was an only son. Alfred MILLER, father of Herschel Miller died several years ago.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Presbyterian church. She had a number of friends in Rochester which she made while on visits to this city. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Bellefontaine.
Herschel Miller, Mrs. Miller and son Jack [MILLER] are in Bellefontaine. During the absence of Mr. Miller, his plumbing shop at East Eighth and Madison streets will remain closed.

Amos R. HUTCHINSON, aged 83, former resident of Newcastle township died at the farm home of his son Walter HUTCHINSON, southwest of Warsaw Friday night after an illness of ten days due to chronic myrocardia.
The deceased was born near Peru October 22, 1852 the son of Mr. and Mrs. George HUTCHINSON. He was married to Sarah HAIMBAUGH in 1877. Mr. Hutchinson was a member of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Hutchinson was a farmer and lived on a farm in Newcastle township for a number of years and later lived on farms at Etna Green, Albion and Warsaw. He was an uncle of Dr. Dow HAIMBAUGH, Porter HAIMBAUGH and Mrs. Walter BRUBAKER.
Surviving are two sons, Walter HUTCHINSON at home and Henry Arthur HUTCHINSON of Albion; and a grandson, Max RAPP of Hollywood, Calif., and several other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Stoney Point Church six miles northeast of Etna Green with burial in the adjacent cemetery.

Tuesday, May 24, 1938

Monterey, Ind., May 24. -- Following an illness of five years, Mrs. Alice OVERMYER, 74, mother of Mrs. William STEVEN, of Monterey, passed away at 5:30 p.m. at the Carneal hospital in Winamac, Monday, where she had been admitted Saturday.
Mrs. Overmyer, who had been making her home with her daughter here since early in January, was a resident of Starke county.
Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. STEVEN, Mrs. Katherine REECE, of Hibbard, Ind., and Mrs. Eugene TRENTE, of Niles, Mich.; and three sons: John [OVERMYER] of Lansing, Ill., Fred [OVERMYER], of Oak Glen, Ill., and Kenneth [OVERMYER], of Chicago.

Funeral services for Robert Glenn KNAUFF, 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald KNAUFF of Macy, who died Monday morning will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Christian Church in Macy. Rev. H. K. SCHONDELMAYER will officiate and interment will be made in the Plainview Cemetery west of Macy.

Friday, May 27, 1938

Eugene CANTRELL, aged 74, farmer of near Argos, died in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth at 5:45 o'clock Friday morning after a long illness due to cancer.
The deceased was born in Illinois and had lived near Argos since 1929. Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Edna WHITLOW and a son, Herbert CANTRELL both of Chicago.
The body was moved to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Richard CROWDER officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Mrs. Cora Belle BOGGS, aged 67, died in the Kelley Hospital, Argos, at 6:30 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Wednesday. Mrs. Boggs lived on a farm one-half a mile east of Argos.
The deceased was a life long resident of Marshall county and was born on a farm near Plymouth, December 5, 1870. Her parents were Andrew and Sybila GERRARD.
In a ceremony which was performed in Plymouth, August 16, 1888 she was married to Bert BOGGS. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church at Argos.
Survivors are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Flo YERRICK, Otsego, Mich., and Mrs. Mary HUFFMAN, Argos; son Arnold BOGGS, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Louis JONES, Plymouth, and Mrs. Noble ROHRER, South Bend; brother, Charles GERRARD, Plymouth, and three grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Boggs home at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Richard CROWDER officiating. Interment will be made in the new Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.

Mr. and Mrs. French SEVERNS who reside on a farm two and a half miles northwest of Fulton were the parents of a still born baby which was born at 3 o'clock Friday morning. The baby which had been named Norma Kay [SEVERNS] weighed 12 pounds. Burial was made in the Salem Cemetery at 1 o'clock this afternoon.

Tuesday, May 31, 1938

Mrs. Florence SMITH, widow of the late John W. SMITH, of this city, passed away Saturday morning in a hospital at Hollywood, Calif. Relatives here who were apprised of her passing stated death resulted from a heart attack. Mrs. Smith for a number of years resided at the Smith home, corner of 11th and Pontiac streets, this city, and has a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the entire county.
The deceased who was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah HEFFLEY was 85 years of age at the time of her demise. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Paul HOFFMAN, of Hollywood, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Byron SMITH, of this city; two sisters Mrs. Edward MERCER and Mrs. William ROSS, both of this city. A son, Byron SMITH and a daughter, Mrs. Daisy BASEBEER, preceded their mother in death.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Nancy Catherine [MILLER] BEMENDERFER, aged 75, died at her farm home nine miles southeast of Rochester in the Milark neighborhood at 6 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of several years due to heart trouble. She had been bedfast for the past three weeks.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county and was born February 22, 1863 and was the daughter of Jackson and Susan MILLER. Her husband Frank BEMENDERFER died several years ago. Mrs. Bemenderfer was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Mt. Zion.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel SROUFE who resided with her mother; two sons Estil BEMENDERFER, state patrolman, and Walter BEMENDERFER, both of Rochester, and four grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Bemenderfer farm home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. H. K. SCHONDELMAYER of Macy officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mt. Zion.

Daniel W. SIBERT, aged 82, for many years a prominent resident of Union township, died at his home in Kewanna at 10:40 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of several months due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased had lived in Kewanna for 58 years. He was born in Pennsylvania on January 9, 1856 and was the son of Daniel and Phoebe SIBERT. He first settled in Akron when he came to Indiana from Pennsylvania, moving to Kewanna in 1880.
Mr. Sibert for a number of years operated a general store in Kewanna which was the outgrowth of a jewelry repair shop which he started there. He had learned the occupation of jewelry repairing in Pennsylvania. Later Mr. Sibert was engaged in the creamery and also the banking business in Kewanna.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dessie ORR, Kewanna; two half-sisters, Mrs. Miles  BRIGHT, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Charles PATTERSON, Amarillo, Texas and four grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna with Rev. T. J. REDER officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. Martin W. IVEY, aged 70, passed away at Woodlawn hospital at 8:30 o'clock Sunday evening. Death resulted from complications following an illness of over six months duration. Mrs. Ivey who came to this city from Kewanna several years ago had made a legion of friends throughout this community through her activities in church, fraternal and social organizations.
Funeral services were held at the Ivey home, 502 Jefferson street, Tuesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON who was in charge of the services was assisted by Rev. Thomas G. REEDER and Rev. Richard CROWDER. Burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Minnie Bell [NORCROSS], daughter of Thomas J. and Mary L. NORCROSS, was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, May 23, 1868, and came to Indiana in 1872. On August 28th, 1889 she was united in marriage to Martin W. Ivey in a ceremony pronounced in Kewanna, Ind. Mrs. Ivey resided in Kewanna for 29 years prior to her residency in this city. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Victoria Reading Circle.
The survivors are the husband, Attorney Martin W. IVEY; a son Charles IVEY, of Kendallville, Ind.; a brother William C. NORCROSS, of Terre Haute, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Bob [IVEY] and John IVEY, of Kendallville, Ind. A son, Lee [IVEY] preceded her in death.

Mrs. Maude HOLDEN today received word from friends in Los Angeles of the death of John PRESTON, 74, which occurred Friday, May 27th. Mr. Preston for many years was the leading man for the HOLDEN Stock Company and often spent his summers at Lake Manitou while he was connected with that theatrical company. Several years he was taking the role of Pepper Tag in the "Happy Hollow" broadcasting feature which went out over the air from a Hollywood station. Mr. Preston was buried in the west.

Wednesday, June 1, 1938

Newton C. JACKSON, aged 79, a life long resident of Richland township, died at the home of his brother, Mart Jackson in Richland township near the Pendleton Bridge over the Tippecanoe River at 3:15 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of five weeks during which period he was seriously ill for three days.
The deceased was the son of Joseph and Sarah Jane JACKSON and was born March 10, 1859. He followed the occupation of farming during his entire lifetime on farms in Richland township.
Survivors are two brothers, Mart JACKSON, Rochester, and Elmer JACKSON, of Logansport. Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Mart Jackson farm home at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. ZECHIEL of Culver, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.
The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home where it was prepared for burial and will be returned to the Mart Jackson residence at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 2, 1938

Mrs. Adella F. GREGORY, aged 68, a life long resident of the Fulton community died at her farm home three miles south of Fulton in Road 25 at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening after an illness of one year due to complications.
The deceased was born near Perrysburg, February 9, 1870 and was the daughter of Wesley and Eva WARNER. In a ceremony which was performed March 4, 1886 she was married to William GREGORY. The deceased spent her entire lifetime in Fulton and Miami counties.
Mrs. Gregory was a member of the Fulton U.B. church. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Alvin [GREGORY] at home; Kircher [GREGORY] and Harold [GREGORY], both of Akron, O.; three daughters, Mrs. Fred CLINE, Kokomo; Mrs. A. C. DeMOTTE, Lake Wawasee; and Mrs. Ruth ROUCH, Fulton; ten grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. Matt EWER, Macy; Mrs. Albert BOYD, Elkhart; Mrs. Grace BROWN, Kokomo; Mrs. Uly LONG, So. Whitley and Mrs. Alice NEWTON, Portland, Oregon and two brothers Adrian WARNER, Akron, Ohio, and Walter WARNER of Macy.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fulton U.B. church, Rev. J. W. MILLER in charge.
Friends may call at the residence to view the remains.

Mrs. Mable DEER, aged 48, who resides on a farm seven miles southeast of Argos died at 8 o'clock this morning in the Kelly Hospital, Argos, lafter a long illness due to complications.
She was born in Marshall county December 11, 1889 and was the daughter of Marshall and Alysta GREER. In a ceremony performed April 5, 1908 she was married to Earl DEER. Mrs. Deer was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church.
Survivors are the husband, three sons, Joseph [DEER], Charles [DEER] and Thomas [DEER] all at home; two daughters Miss Florence DEER, New Point and Mrs. Pearl SOMMERS, Lake Charles, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Jack WHITE and Mrs. Frank GRIEG, Plymouth and three brothers, Lew GREER, Plymouth, Fred GREER, Indianapolis and Frank GREER Topeka, Kansas.
The funeral services will be held from the Weslyan Methodist church near Argos with Rev. DECKER officiating. Burial will be made in the Old Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.

Friends in this city today received word of the death of P. D. BENNETT, a former resident of Rochester, who died at his home in Los Angeles, California, Wednesday. Mr. Bennett for twenty years operated a grocery store where the Morris Grocery now is. Mr. Bennett left Rochester twenty years ago to make his home in California. Details for an obituary could not be obtained here today.

Monday, June 6, 1938

William F. HOLLAND, aged 57, widely known farmer and trucker, died at 5:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his farm home on the east side of Lake Manitou after an illness of three years.
The deceased was born June 27, 1880, in Irdell county, North Carolina, the son of Columbus and Almeda HOLLAND, and spent the past 27 years of his life in Carroll and Fulton counties. He has been in the trucking business since 1927.
In a ceremony which was performed in Statesville, North Carolina, June 20, 1902, the deceased was married to Miss Mary Alma REDMOND.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Willard [HOLLAND], at home, and Lawrence [HOLLAND], of Rochester; two grandchildren; four brothers and a sister, all of Statesville, North Carolina; and a sister, of Wallace, Idaho.
Final rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the residence, with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial in the local Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Artie [Launa M.] EATON, aged 53, of Talma, passed away Sunday morning at the Kelley Hospital, Argos. Death resulted from intestinal obstruction. Mrs. Eaton had been in failing health for the past six months. The deceased who had been a resident of the Talma community for practically all of her life had a wide acquaintance of friends in that section of the county.
Launa M. [ANDERSON], daughter of Ira and Sarah ANDERSON, was born on a farm west of Mentone, Ind., on May 31st, 1885. She was united in marriage to Artie EATON on October 29th, 1904; the ceremony being solemnized at Rochester, Ind. Mrs. Eaton was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
The survivors are husband, a son Devon EATON; two grandchildren, Mickey [EATON] and Carol Lee [EATON], all of near Talma.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. C. G. VINCENT will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Mentone Church of Christ. Interment will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Tuesday, June 7, 1938

Henry W. STEININGER, 77, retired Fulton county farmer, passed away at the Haven Hubbard Home, near New Carlisle, Ind., at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Death resulted from a heart attack which was suffered only a few moments prior to his death. The deceased, however, had been in failing health for the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Steininger had resided in the Hubbard Home for the past four years.
Henry W., son of Reuben and Sophia STEININGER, was born in Snyder county, Pennsylvania, in the year of 1861 and came to Fulton county when still quite young. In the year of 1885 he was united in marriage to Sarah Susan ALEXANDER. Mr. Steininger followed the occupation of a farmer and carpenter until his retirement a few years ago. He was a member of the Grandview Evangelical church.
The survivors are the widow; a son, Arley STEININGER, of this city; a brother, Milo [STEININGER]; sister, Mrs. Chauncey HIATT, and four grandchildren, all of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock at the Grandview church. Rev. Phillip HANEY will officiate. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery.

Wednesday, June 8, 1938

Charles Omer PICKENS, insurance salesman, who committed suicide by leaping from the 11th floor of the Roosevelt building in Indianapolis, Monday evening, was formerly of Leiters Ford, Ind., it was learned today.
Mr. Pickens is the son of Mrs. Schuyler JOHNSON, who resides near Leiters Ford. His, was the third tragic death in the Pickens family; a sister was burned to death and a brother died in service during the World War. Charles O. Pickens and his wife, nee Florence REISH, also of Aubbeenaubbee township, were both graduates of the Leiters Ford high school.
Mr. Pickens is survived by his wife and a son, Myron [PICKENS], aged 12, and his mother, Mrs. JOHNSON.
Funeral services will be conducted in Indianapolis Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The body will then be brought to the Leiters Ford cemetery where grave-side rites will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. [Charles O. Pickens, Jan. 28, 1897 - June 6, 1938, Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery]

Mrs. Alvah CRABB, 57, a life-long resident of Union township, passed away Wednesday morning, four o'clock at her home a mile and a half east of Kewanna. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis following an illness of three weeks duration. Mrs. Crabb who resided in the home in which she passed away throughout her entire life, had a wide acquaintance of friends in that section of the county.
Melissa Viola [FULLER], daughter of Judson and Jennie FULLER was born January 1, 1881 on the Fuller farm near Kewanna. In 1902 she was united in marriage to Alvah CRABB. Mrs. Crabb was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
The survivors are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Thurston SUMMERS, of Kewanna; Mrs. Thelma REVEAL, of Hastings, Mich.; Opal [CRABB], at home, and a son, Devon [CRABB], at home.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the home with Rev. Wyman HALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Kewanna.

Albert [WOLF] and Jess WOLF have received word of the death of their brother Schuyler WOLF, aged 73, a former resident of Rochester which occurred at his home in Hudson, Wis., Monday morning from a fractured skull which he received June 2 when he was struck by an automobile.
Mr. Wolf visited in Rochester with his brothers last summer which marked his first visit here in ten years. His brother Frank WOLF who passed away in 1934 was also struck by an automobile and died from a fractured skull. Frank Wolf was struck in Road 25 east of this city.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Howard AMEDEN, Hudson, two brothers, Albert [WOLF] and Jess [WOLF], sister Mrs. Ida MERRIL, Doss, Missouri, and three grandchildren. Mrs. Wolf preceded her husband in death ten months ago.
Funeral services were held in Hudson today with burial in a cemetery at Hudson.

Thursday, June 9, 1938

Mrs. Ruth PLANTZ passed away Tuesday evening at her home in Detroit, Mich. Death resulted from an infection following an illness of three weeks duration. Miss Plantz who formerly resided in the South Germany community northwest of Rochester and later in the Burket neighborhood had been a resident of Detroit for the past 20 years.
Miss Plantz was a graduate of Rochester high school and had been a teacher in the Detroit Conservatory of Music where she was recognized as an outstanding artist in the field of music as an instructor in voice, piano and pipe organ.
Miss Plantz who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John PLANTZ, was born on a farm west of Rochester, March 18th, 1886; later she moved to Burket with her parents, where the parents still reside.
The survivors are her parents, and a sister, Mrs. Rhoda LESLIE, of Claypool, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will be held from the parents' home in Burket at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be made in South Germany cemetery, northwest of Rochester.

Friday, June 10, 1938

Jacob E. SNEARLEY, aged 75, former president of The State Bank of Akron died at his home near Akron at 10:30 o'clock Thursday evening. He had been ill for sometime.
The members of the family could not be reached today for data for an obituary. This will appear in the Saturday issue of The News-Sentinel.
Mr. Snearley who was the father of Mrs. Orbra TAYLOR had lived in Akron and Gilead communities all of his life. Two sons also survive.

Saturday, June 11, 1938

Funeral services for Jacob E. SNEARLY, 83, will be held Sunday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at his home in Akron. Rev. W. A. BENDER, of Logansport, assisted by Rev. E. YARIAN, of Flora, will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Gaerte cemetery southeast of Akron. Mr. Snearly passed away at his home in Akron Thursday evening, ten o'clock. Death resulted from complications following an illness of a year and a half duration.
Jacob E., son of George F. and Mary M. (VOLTZ) SNEARLY, was born July 13, 1854 in Allen county, near Ft. Wayne, Ind. He had been a resident of Akron for the past 20 years, moving there from Miami county. On December 3, 1877 he was married to Harriet Anne GAERTE, in a ceremony solemnized at Peru, Ind. She preceded him in death 40 years ago. In a ceremony pronounced in Omaha, Nebraska on October 29th, 1903 he was united in marriage to Ruth E. GAERTE. He formerly was the president of the State Bank of Akron and was a life long member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving besides the wife are two sons: Dr. G. E. SNEARLY, of Houston, Texas, and L. C. SNEARLY, of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; a daughter, Mrs. Orbra TAYLOR, of Rochester; and two step-daughters, Mrs. C. LUKENS, of Disko, and Mrs. C. KEPPE, of Roann; three grandchildren, Helen SNEARLY, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Robert [TAYLOR] and Mary Eunice TAYLOR, Rochester and six step-grandchildren.
A daughter, Mrs. James MAXWELL, Indianapolis, died February 4, 1923.

Monday, June 13, 1938

Franklin O. CARITHERS, 55, of Fulton, committed suicide late Sunday night by shooting himself in the head with a .22 calibre rifle while he lay on his bed in the rear of the Gulf filling station.
He had been manager of the station for about six months and had met with financial difficulties that forced him to close the station last week.
Dr. Dean K. STINSON, coroner, reported the death a suicide.
Carithers was last seen about 9:30 Saturday evening. Reuben MARTIN, of Fulton, found him dead in bed at 10 a.m. Monday. He was a member of the Fulton Fire Department and one time was town marshal at Fulton.
Carithers is survived by two sons, Frances [CARITHERS] and Theodore [CARITHERS], of Fulton; a brother, Charles [CARITHERS], of Rochester; and three sisters, Mrs. Inez STANSBURY, of Rochester; Mrs. Fannie INKS, of South Bend; Mrs. Fay ROBBINS, of Logansport.
No funeral arrangements have been announced. The body is in the Ditmire funeral home, in Fulton.

Rochester friends today received word of the death of Fred REED, which occurred Saturday evening at his home in Mishawaka. The meager report stated the former Rochester man suffered a heart attack and death resulted almost instantaneously.
Mr. Reed who was about 58 years of age, left Rochester over a score of years ago and took up his residency in Mishawaka where he was employed as a department manager in the Ball Band Rubber Company for many years. Mr. Reed is survived by his wife and a daughter Floyd [REED], and a sister who resides in Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at the Reed home, 211 East Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, Tuesday afternoon two o'clock (Central Standard time).

Mrs. Viola A. [PETERSON] SNYDER, 78, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Fern STRUCKMAN, 120 West Fourth Street, at 6:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon after an illness of several years due to general senility.
The deceased was born in Huron county, Ohio on March 11, 1860. Her parents were Job and Angeline PETERSON. She had been a resident of Fulton county for 63 years. Her husband James A. SNYDER died March 13, 1936. Mrs. Snyder was a member of Trinity Evangelical Church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude WHITE, Culver, Mrs. Stella HELVIE, Lennon, Mich.; and Mrs. STRUCKMAN.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Trinity Evangelical Church with Rev. J. H. LONG officiating. Interment will be made in Citizens Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the home of Mrs. Struckman until 1 p.m. Wednesday when it will be moved to the Evangelical Church. Friends may pay their respects either at the home of the daughter or at the church.

Tuesday, May 14, 1938

Word was received today by Rochester relatives of the tragic death of Dwight (Red) STOCKBERGER, 29, which occurred Monday evening in a plane crash at St. Louis, Mo. No details concerning the accident which claimed the life of the former Rochester youth were given.
The survivors are his step-mother, Mrs. Clyde STOCKBERGER, of near Rochester; a brother, Otis STOCKBERGER, of St. Louis; a sister, Blanche [STOCKBERGER], of Bisby, Arizona; two step-brothers, Gilford [BOWERS] and Raymond BOWERS, of this city; a step-sister, Mrs. Elmer LaZAR, of Casper, Wyo., and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George STOCKBERGER, northeast of this city.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis.

Funeral services for Rev. Albert KNEPPER, aged 58, New Paris who died Sunday at his home in New Paris were held today at New Paris followed by burial at Bremen. Rev. Knepper entered the ministry of the Evangelical Church in 1905 and his second charge was at Akron. He had a number of friends in this city.

Funeral services for Franklin CARITHERS who committed suicide at the rear of his filling station in Fulton sometime Sunday night will be held from the Ditmire Funeral Parlor Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in this city.

Wednesday, June 15, 1938

Roy HOAGLAND, aged 41, farmer living two miles east of Disko died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 7 o'clock Tuesday from injuries which he received at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon in an auto accident at the South Pleasant Church crossroads in Road 15 four miles south of Silver Lake when his machine was struck by one driven by Jesse BARNHEISEL, farmer of near Akron.
Death was due to a fracture of the skull. As the accident occurred in Wabash county the coroner of that county will have to conduct the investigation. Hoagland's body has been moved to an undertaking parlor in Laketon where it is being prepared for burial.
Hoagland was driving west in a cross roads which bisects State Road 15 at the South Pleasant Church corner. He was accompanied by his son James [HOAGLAND], aged 10. Hoagland stopped for the cross roads and then drove directly into the path of a south bound car driven by J[esse] BARNHEISEL who resides on a farm four miles southeast of Akron. Barnheisel was accompanied by his wife and son John [BARNHEISEL].
The impact of the collision was great enough to shove the Hoagland car to the side of the road. Hoagland suffered his injuries when he was thrown forward in his auto his head striking a portion of the top which holds the windshield in place.
State Policeman Estil BEMENDERFER made an investigation of the accident. He learned that Gilbert FLOHR a farmer living near Silver Lake was an eye witness to the fatal crash. Flohr had stopped at the west sector of the South Pleasant cross roads at the stop signs erected by the Indiana State Highway Department which shows that the state road is the preferential one at the crossing.
Flohr told Patrolman Bemenderfer that Hoagland stopped for the road intersection and then drove directly into the path of the Barnheisel auto. State Policeman Bemenderfer did not hold Barnheisel.
Little could be learned here today about Mr. Hoagland as his family was in Laketon. He is married and has lived in the Disko vicinity for a number of years, and he has been hauling milk for the Borden Company into their receiving station in Akron. The widow, several children and number of brothers and sisters survive.

Mrs. Della PONTIUS went to Marion, Ind., Tuesday evening, where she was summoned on the account of the death of her brother-in-law, George ERWIN, 57. Mr. Erwin passed away in a Marion hospital at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. He had been in ill health for the past few weeks it was stated.
The deceased who was engaged in the restaurant business in Marion, had a wide acquaintance of friends in this community, he having visited friends and relatives here, on numerous occasions. Mr. Erwin's wife was formerly Myrtle DAVIS, of near this city.
The survivors are his wife and three daughters, all of Marion, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at the Marion Baptist Church Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Marion cemetery.

Injuries which he sustained in an automobile accident June 2, claimed the life of Oscar Orville HERROLD, aged 86, Grass Creek, in the Cass County Hospital in Logansport at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Death was due to an infection which developed in Mr. Herrold's lungs after they had been punctured by one of four fractured ribs which he suffered in the accident.
Mr. Herrold suffered his fatal injuries while driving his car in Road 17 a half mile west of Grass Creek. It was raining at the time and the aged man's car skidded and left the road turning over in a ditch.
The deceased was a retired farmer and had lived in Wayne township since he was 20 years of age. He moved to Wayne township from Pennsylvania, his birthplace. Mr. Herrold was a member of the Grass Creek Brethren Church.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary HERROLD; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Ellen HIZER, Stanley, N.D.; Mrs. Mary Alma COON, Caldwell, Mich.; five grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. A son, Charles [HERROLD], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grass Creek U.B. Church with Rev. Paul GARNER, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Mrs. Maude [SPENCER] BOSWORTH, 65, died Tuesday evening at her home on South Grove Street, Argos, after a short illness. She was born on a farm southwest of Argos Feb. 15, 1873 and lived there most all of her life. She was the daughter of Corbin and Martha SPENCER.
She is survived by the husband Barney BOSWORTH, who resides in Michigan; a son, Forest POWERS, of Ft. Wayne, a daughter, Mrs. Izetta O'KEEFE, of Hammond; four grandchildren; two brothers, Frank SPENCER of Argos and Fred SPENCER of Delvan, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Pearl MELRICK, LaPorte.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock (CST) from the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Rev. Richard CROWDER, of Argos Methodist church officiating.
Burial will be made in Jordon cemetery southwest of Argos. Reiends may call at Grossman funeral home.

Thursday, June 16, 1938

Harvey McMILLAN, aged 59, farmer who has resided in Richland township for the past twelve years, dropped dead Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock while working in a hayfield on the farm of Oren CONRAD, a neighbor.
Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and after an examination stated death had been due to neuralgia of the heart. He had suffered with the complaint for several years.
Mr. McMillan was born May 10, 1879 at Tipecanoe and was the son of Henry and Susan McMILLAN. He was married to Effie SPERA of Akron. He had followed the occupation of farming all of his life and had lived near Akron and Hanna. He moved to his farm he was tenanting at the time of his death from Akron 12 years ago. The farm is owned by Mrs. Clara RHODES.
Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Nevada WAKEMAN, Union Mills; Mrs. Geraldine COUGHENOUR, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Charlotte HIATT of Rochester; the father, Henry McMILLAN; two brothers, William McMILLAN, Argos and Merl McMILLAN, Tippecanoe and ten grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Grandview Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Philip HANEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

Saturday, June 18, 1938

Mrs. Charles KEIM, who has been critically ill for the past three weeks passed away at 8 o'clock Saturday morning in Woodlawn hospital, this city. Mrs. Keim who had resided in Fulton county throughout the major portion of her life was always associated in the various religious, civic and social movements of the community and in these activities had made a legion of friends throughout this and adjoining counties. The deceased resided on the Keim farm a half mile west of Green Oak.
Lillian Esther [CAPLE], daughter of Otto and Anna CAPLE, was born at Gilead, Indiana, on April 1st, 1879. The earlier years of her life was spent in that community and at the Caple farm, at the western edge of Rochester. In the year of 1914 she was united in marriage to Charles Keim, and since that time she has resided in the Green Oak community, southeast of Rochester.
Mrs. Keim was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, The Order of Eastern Star and the Victoria Reading Circle of Rochester.
The survivors are her husband, Charles KEIM; a brother, John CAPLE, of Miami, Fla.; a sister Mrs. Ruth DEGADO, of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and three sons, John KEIM, Richard SMITH of Rochester and Robert SMITH, of Yorktown, Virginia.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Rochester Methodist church, with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Interment will be made in the Peru cemetery. The body will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Funeral services were held in St. Louis today for Dwight STOCKBERGER, aged 29, former resident of Rochester who was killed in an airplane accident near Bonne Terre, Missouri, last Sunday. Delay in burial was to permit relatives from distant points to reach St. Louis.
Stockberger was the pilot of barnstorming aeroplane and he had been in Bonne Terre taking people up for a small fee. His passenger on the last trip was Vernon FRANCIS, aged 16, who had traded his wrist watch for a ride.
Francis was killed outright as was Stockberger. Francis was the only child of Harold FRANCIS, Flat River lead miner.
The plane which had made numerous flights during the afternoon stalled and crashed when the motor stopped as the pilot was making a turn at about 200 feet.
Stockberger has been flying a plane for a number of years and built his first ship while still a resident of this city. He had a private pilot's license He was employed by the Chevrolet Motor Company in their plant in St. Louis.

Jacob STINGLEY, 76, life-long resident of Liberty township passed away Friday evening at his home a mile east of Fulton, Ind. Death resulted from uremic poisoning following illness of eight weeks duration. Mr. Stingley had a wide acquaintance of friends in that section of the county.
The deceased who was the son of Jacob and Margaret STINGLEY was born on a farm near Fulton on December 25th, 1861. He was united in marriage to Miss Sadie BISH on December 29th, 1885. Mrs. Stingley passed away on December 24th, 1935. Mr. Stingley followed the occupation of farming and also was an assessor for Liberty township. He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church and the Fulton Knights of Pythias lodge.
The servivors are two daughters, Mrs. Fred MILLS, of Fulton, Miss Effie [STINGLEY] at home; four sons, Dr. Ray STINGLEY of Decatur, Ind.; Verl STINGLEY of Fulton, and Grover [STINGLEY] and Ed STINGLEY at home. Two grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Stingley home Monday afternoon two o'clock. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR and Rev. J. W. MILLER will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Monday, June 20, 1938

Despondency over continued ill health is given as the cause of the suicide today of John W. COSTELLO, aged 31, who ended his life by shooting himself in the heart with a .12 gauge shotgun at the farm home of his widowed mother, Mrs. Emma COSTELLO. The Costello farm home is located three miles east and one mile south of Grass Creek.
Costello ended his life shortly after seven o'clock Monday morning in the dining room of his home. He evidently planned the suicide for some time. He placed the muzzle of the shotgun against his heart and used a long stove cleaner to discharge the weapon.
A short time before the tragedy Costello had asked his mother to go the the barn to get something for him. It was while she was gone that the son ended his life. No note was found on the body.
Costello had been in poor health for several years and had been under a doctor's care. Recently he had become despondent because of his physical condition. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, and Sheriff Lester king made an investigation of the suicide.
Little could be learned about Mr. Costello today. He was born in Logansport January 5, 1907 and was the son of the late William Kain COSTELLO and Emma COSTELLO.
Survivors are the mother and sister Miss Margaret COSTELLO of Logansport. The body has been moved to the Todd Funeral Home in Kewanna where it was prepared for burial. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, June 21, 1938

Funeral services for James C. TIPTON, former resident of this city, were held at Rome City, 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. For many years, Mr. Tipton was a resident of Rochester, where he was engaged in the piano business.
The deceased is survived by three sons, Hugh TIPTON, of Rome City; Guy TIPTON, of St. Paul, Minn.; Howard TIPTON, of Des Moines, Iowa; and a daughter, Mrs. W. S. GRAY, of Wolcottville, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. William ZELLER, Mr. and Mrs. Robert ZELLER, Mrs. Pauline BOWERS and Miss Henrietta FROMM of this city, called at the Tipton home in Rome City, Sunday.

Star City, Ind., June 21. -- Death early Monday called Mrs. Jenny MOYER HOOVER, 46, prominent local resident and wife of Ernest HOOVER, co-operator of the Star City Telephone company, who passed away from complications at the residence here at 2:20 a.m. Monday.
Mrs. Hoover a member of the Star City Methodist Church was born near here on March 10, 1892, the daughter of William and Flossie MOYER, and was united in marriage to Ernest Hoover on June 29, 1932. No children were born to the union.
Surviving besides the husband, Ernest, are the mother, Mrs. William MOYER; a sister, Mrs. Donald WAGNER, and a nephew, William WAGNER, all of Star City.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Star City Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a member, with Rev. ARCHIBALD, of Advance, former pastor here, officiating. Burial will take place in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Russell APPLEMAN, aged 22, died Monday morning in the Army Base Hospital at Fort Benjamin Harrison near Indianapolis after an illness of several months due to acute tuberculosis and bronchial pneumonia.
The deceased married Mr. Appleman, who is an enlisted army man at Indianapolis on April 2, 1938. Her maiden name was Georgia Marie GRACE and her home was in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Appleman is a son of Mrs. Tot APPLEMAN of Leiters Ford. Mrs. Appleman was taken to Dallas, Texas today for burial, the body leaving Indianapolis at 12 o'clock noon.

Deputy Sheriff William WARD was notified today of the death of his uncle, Frank WARD, which occurred Tuesday morning at his farm midway between Chili and Denver, after a short illness. The deceased is a brother of Willis WARD, who resides on a farm in the Sugar Grove neighborhood.

Wednesday, June 22, 1938

Mrs. Alice HITTLE, 76, passed away Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Iva MURPHY, five miles southwest of Argos. Death resulted from complications. Mrs. Hittle had been a resident of Marshall county throughout her entire life and had many friends in both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Mrs. Hittle was born on a farm in Marshall county, August 28th, 1862. She was united in marriage to William HITTLE on December 15th, 1880, the ceremony being solemnized at Argos. Her husband preceded in death in September 1936. The deceased was a member of the Jordon Baptist Church.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys PERSONETT and Mrs. Iva MURPHY, both of Argos; three sons, Ernest HITTLE, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Lawrence HITTLE, of Dairyville, Ind.; and Ralph HITTLE of Rochester; 19 grandchildren and a brother, Grant HENDRICKS, of Caloway, Neb.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Harry RAE will be held Friday afternoon, 2:30, at the Jordon Baptist Church, three miles southwest of Argos. Interment will be made in the Jordon cemetery.

Elias BUDD aged 80, a former resident of Kewanna, passed away Monday, at his home in Leslie, Mich. His death was attributed to a complication of diseases following a brief illness.
The deceased who was the son of Eli and Sarah BUDD was born in Kentucky. For a number of years he resided in Kewanna and left there 15 years ago to reside in Michigan. His wife, Anna (CASSIDY) BUDD preceded him in death several years ago. During his residency in Union township he followed the occupation of farming. Mr. Budd was a member of the Methodist church.
He is survived by two sons, Clarence [BUDD] and Monroe BUDD, both of Leslie, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa HOLMES, of Boone county, Ind.; Mrs. Trudia PERCEL, of California, and a brother, Thomas BUDD, of Crawfordsville, Ind.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Leslie, Mich. Burial was made in the Leslie cemetery.

Funeral services for John W. COSTELLO, 31, farmer residing near Grass Creek who committed suicide Monday morning by shooting himself in the heart with a shotgun will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday from the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kewanna. Father C. J. SEEBERGER of Kewanna will officiate and burial will be made in the St. Vincent's cemetery at Logansport.

Thursday, June 23, 1938

George O. KING, aged 68, farmer, received injuries at 11 o'clock Wednesday night in an auto accident in front of the Jay GINTHER farm home one mile west of this city in the Burton Road which caused his death at 12:45 p.m. today in the Woodlawn Hospital. Death was due to a fracture of the skull and internal injuries.
Mr. King, who was better known by his many friends as "Lan" KING, has been employed on the farm of Cloyce MILLER northwest of this city and he was enroute to the Miller farm in his car when the accident occurred, after spending the evening in Rochester. It is thought that the steering gear on the King machine locked when he attempted to negotiate the L curve in front of the Ginther home.
The King car crashed into a large oak tree with sufficient force to sever leather straps holding a spare tire in a welled fender. First aid was rendered by Mr. Ginther who called State Patrolman Estil BEMENDERFER to the scene. The state patrolman ordered Mr. King moved to Woodlawn Hospital.
Sheriff Lester KING who is nephew of Mr. King, was present when his relative died, as was Dr. Dean STINSON, who is a grand-nephew of the deceased. Mr. King never recovered consciousness after the accident occurred. He had been partially crippled for a number of years due to a stroke of paralysis which had affected his left side and caused him to walk with a perceptible limp.
Mr. King was born in Wabash county May 22, 1870. His parents were George and Rachael Jane (BEMENDERFER) KING. He had been a farmer all of his life except for several years when he was employed in a factory at Mishawaka. He moved to this city three years ago from Wabash county.
Survivors are a brother, Joe KING, Tracy, Cal.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Joseph KING and Mrs. Stanley DROMHELLER, Wabash; step-son, Leroy BATES, Hollywood, Cal., and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at the corner of Jefferson and Eleventh streets. Rev. James MacELREE will officiate. Place of burial had not been determined at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Samuel A. MENTZER, 88, pioneer resident of Mentone, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. B. COLE, in Mentone at 9 o'clock Tuesday evening. His death followed an illness of about four weeks and was due to old age and complications.
Mr. Mentzer came to Kosciusko county from Ohio when he was about 14 years of age and had resided in and around Mentone for 70 years. For 37 years he operated a grocery store in Mentone, being associated in business with his son, Mahlon MENTZER. He was a member of the Masonic lodge.
His wife died a year ago. His is survived by the daughter and son, mentioned above, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Mentone Baptist church at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time, Friday, with the Rev. BARNABY officiating, assisted by Rev. VINCENT.

Friday, June 24, 1938

Following an illness of six weeks duration, Mrs. Laura Virginia MOORE passed away Thursday evening, 8:30 o'clock at her home 1003 South Madison street, in this city. Her death was attributed to heart trouble which came in the wake of pneumonia.
Mrs. Moore, who was one of the pioneer residents of this community had resided in Rochester township throughout her entire life and was a resident of Rochester for over a score of years. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county.
Laura Viginia [McMAHAN], daughter of William and Louisa (LOVE) McMAHAN, was born October 6th, 1859, on the farm now known as Lon CARRUTHERS homestead, two miles southeast of Rochester. She was united in marriage to Frank F. MOORE on December 23, 1877, the ceremony was solemnized at the McMahan home. Mrs. Moore's life was guided by the precepts of the Golden Rule. Her husband, who was the founder of the CHESTER WHITE Swine Record Association of America, preceded her in death, December 2nd, 1933.
The survivors are four sons, Fred H. [MOORE], Levi P. [MOORE] and Robert P. MOORE, all of this city; James R. MOORE, of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Reba SHORE, of this city; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Moore home Sunday. The exact details concerning the rites will appear in Saturday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Saturday, June 25, 1938

Funeral services of Mrs. Laura Virginia MOORE, will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the residence 1003 South Madison street. Rev. E. R. KENNEDY will officiate. Interment will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Monday, June 27, 1938

Rev. M. H. KRAUS, aged 69, Earl Park, Ill, former pastor of the Methodist Church at Akron died at 10 o'clock Saturday morning in the Masonic Home Hospital at Franklin friends in Akron have been advised. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage and followed an illness of several months.
The deceased was born in Walton and had filled charges in the Northeastern Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church for a number of years. He was a graduate of Depauw University.
In a ceremony which was performed at Walton 30 years ago he was married to Miss Lucy MARTIN who survives as does a brother John KRAUS of Cleveland, Ohio. Rev. Kraus was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Akron.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Raymer Presbyterian Church near Walton with burial in the cemetery adjacent to the church. The Akron Masonic Lodge was in charge.

James PALMER, 32, a former resident of the Tiosa community, passed away Sunday morning at the home of his father-in-law, 2201 East 4th street, Mishawaka. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following a lengthy illness. The deceased was a resident of Cleveland, Ohio.
James, son of James and Elma PALMER was born on a farm near Tiosa, February 14th, 1906. On August 10, 1929 he was united in marriage to Juanita CURREY. Mr. Palmer resided in Fulton county the greater portion of his life.
The survivors are his wife, three small daughters, Mary Ann [PALMER], Caroline [PALMER] and Rita [PALMER], all of Cleveland; his mother, Mrs. Emma SMITH of Tiosa; two brothers, Oswald [PALMER] of Tiosa, and Cecil [PALMER] of Bell, Calif.; and three sisters, Mrs. Carmen KATH, of South Bend; Mrs. Mary OSWALD and Mrs. Doris LONG, both of Tiosa.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Ora LEMMERT will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Tiosa Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery.

Tuesday, June 28, 1938

Elmo Damar BUNN, aged 15, son of A. E. BUNN who resides on a farm south and west of Leiters Ford, died Monday at 5:05 p.m. in the Woodlawn Hospital after a long illness due to an obstruction of the bowels. He had been a patient in the hospital since January.
The deceased was born near Leiters Ford on February 5, 1923 and had resided in that vicinity during practically his entire lifetime. He was in the sophomore year at the Leiters Ford high school.
Survivors are the father, mother who lives in Oneil, Nebraska, step-mother, three sisters, Mrs. Leonedra KUHN and Mrs. Charlotte CLAY, Rochester and Mrs. Rosemary NOLEN, North Chicago, Ill, grandmother, step-grandfather, Newton WALLACE, six nieces and a nephew.
The body has been moved to the home of an uncle, Clyde LOUGH, 416 West Eighth street. The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Leiters Ford at 2 p.m. Wednesday with burial in the cemetery at Richland Center.

Mrs. Ruth YOUNG, aged 39, died in a hospital at Logansport, Monday evening after a long illness due to carcinoma during which time she underwent several operations.
The deceased was born in Akron on February 2, 1899 and was the daughter of Chester and Nora (FLENNAR) BITTERS. Her mother died when she was quite young and she was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Martin BITTERS. Mrs. Young graduated from Kokomo high school and was a member of the Grace Methodist Church.
Survivors are the father, a son, Don YOUNG, half-sister, Mrs. Otho YODER, Knoxville, Tenn., uncle, Martin BITTERS and a number of cousins.
The funeral services will be conducted from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartment at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.
Friends may pay their respects at any time up until the hour of the last rites at the funeral apartment.

Funeral services were held in Nappanee Monday afternoon for Mrs. Lucinda ECKER, aged 83, Nappanee, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bessie AUSTIN, southeast of Rochester. Death was caused by carcinoma and followed an illness of two months. The services were in charge of Rev. David METZLER and burial was made in Nappanee.
The deceased was born near Nappanee on December 21, 1854 and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob SNIDER. Her husband, David ECKER preceded her in death ten years ago. Mrs. Ecker was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Survivors are four daughters, two sons, 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, June 29, 1938

Mrs. George BARKMAN, 76, passed away at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home, 529 Indiana Ave., this city. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of over four months duration. Mrs. Barkman had been a resident of Fulton county throughout most of her life and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this community.
Loretta [HECKATHORNE], daughter of John and Susanna HECKATHORNE was born in Indiana on November 11th, 1860. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Benjamin SHARP on July 25th, 1880. Her first husband preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was united in marriage to George M. BARKMAN on July 14th, 1937, the ceremony being solemnized in Rochester. Mrs. Barkman was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church.
The survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Addie SCOTT, of Jeffersonville, Ind.; Mrs. Leo FELTY, of Belleville, Ill.; and a son Russell SHARP and several grandchildren. A son John [SHARP] and a daughter Mabel SHARP, preceded their mother in death.
Funeral arrangements had not been decided upon as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, June 30, 1938

Funeral services for Mrs. George BARKMAN will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Rochester United Brethren church. Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thomas J. DeWEESE, 29, former resident of the Mt. Zion community passed away Friday morning, June 24th, at the Nursing Home, in Kokomo, Ind., according to word received by Macy friends yesterday.
The deceased had been in ill health for the past four years, suffering from heart trouble and dropsy. He is survived by two brothers a sister and several nieces and nephews, all of Kokomo, and a son Eugene [DeWEESE], 4, who resides at the home of the child's mother and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles HENNING, east of Rochester.

Saturday, July 2, 1938

Funeral services for Francis Marion YOUNG, 80, of Akron were held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock at the Moyer funeral home. Rev. I. R. GODWIN was in charge of the services and burial was made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Young passed away Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kelsey YEAGLEY, with whom he made his home. The deceased had been in ill health for over two years. He had been a resident of Henry township throughout his entire life and was well known throughout that section of the county.
Over 50 years ago he was united in marriage to Lana WAECHTER, who preceded him in death a number of years ago. Mr. Young who was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth YOUNG, followed the occupation of farming until his retirement.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Dan SOPHER of Akron; Mrs. Lizzie WIDEMAN and Mrs. Jennie NICEWANGER, both of Niles, Mich.; three sons, Estil [YOUNG], Everett [YOUNG] and Raly YOUNG, all of Niles, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. William KING, of Peru, Ind.; Mrs. MARTIN, of Ridgefarm, Ill. and a brother, Calvin YOUNG, whose present address is unknown.

Peru, Ind., July 2. -- Several score members of the Miami tribe of Indians attended rites here Friday for Francis GODFROY, age seventy-seven, last tribal chieftain, who was a University of Notre Dame graduate and great-grandson of Frances SLOCUM, famous "white rose of the Miamis". Services were conducted in St. Charles Catholic church with the Rev. Paul A. WELSH, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the Godfroy family cemetery southeast of Peru.
The tribe is expected to hold an election in Peru soon to name Godfroy's successor.

Tuesday, July 5, 1938

Ike WILE has received word of the death of Randolph SPERLING, aged 76, former resident of Rochester who died at his home in Warroads, Minnesota, Sunday evening, July 3rd. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of two years during a greater portion of which time Mr. Sperling was bedfast.
Mr. Sperling had been a resident of Warroads for the past 30 years moving to that city from Rochester. He was in the lumber business and bought ties for the Canadian Pacific railroad.
The deceased was born in Manasquawn, New Jersey and was in business in Rochester for 15 years prior to the time he went to Warroads to reside.
Mr. Sperling will be better known by his many friends here under the name of "Sport" SPERLING. He was engaged in the sporting goods business in Rochester in the room which now houses the BAXTER VARIETY STORE in the 700 block on Main Street. He sold his store to Simon BAILEY.
Mr. Sperling was active in all sports in Rochester and was the promoter of baseball teams, boxing matches, horse and bicycle races, gun clubs and other athletic events.
Mr. Sperling was Rochester's FIRST AUTOMOBILE DEALER and with Ike Wile purchased the FIRST AUTOMOBILE which was ever brought to this city. This car was a Stoddard-Dayton.
The deceased was a brother of the late Mrs. Alex RUH. He often visited his sister after he went to Warroads to live. Survivors are the widow and two grandchildren who reside in Warroads.
Funeral services are to be held Wednesday in Warroads followed by interment at Roseau, Minnesota.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ann ROBBINS, 85, of near Lake Nyona, were held at the Rochester Baptist church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the church officiated. Interment was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Robbins who passed away Sunday evening, eight o'clock was a former resident of this city, and had a wide acquaintance of friends thruout this community. Her death was attributed to heart trouble following an illness of eight weeks' duration.

Sarah Ann [BLACKETOR], daughter of Joshua and Jane (BABCOCK) BLACKETOR, was born June 1st, 1853, on a farm south of Rochester. On October 7th, 1877 she was united in marriage to John L. ROBBINS. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
The survivors are a son Elmer J. ROBBINS, of Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. Grace CHAMBERS, at home; Mrs. Esta DAWALD, of near Fulton, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, July 6, 1938

Benjamin C. OLIVER, aged 83, a life long resident of Fulton county died at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home 1330 Franklin Avenue. Death followed an illness of 18 days due to kidney trouble.
The deceased was born on a farm near Fulton on November 30, 1854. His parents were John and Elizabeth Helen (CROCKET) OLIVER. In a ceremony which was performed in the Baptist Church parsonage in Rochester on November 30, 1876 he was married to Sarah Jane MILLER who preceded him in death.
Mr. Oliver followed the occupation of farming all of his life living on farms south and west of this city. He retired several years ago. Mr. Oliver was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Rochester Odd Fellows lodge.
Survivors are a brother Fremont OLIVER, Rochester; step-sister, Mrs. Eva MURRAY, Fort Wayne, granddaughter Mrs. Delois SEVERNS, Rochester, and three great-grandsons. A son Elmer [OLIVER] preceded his father in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Oliver residence at 1:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Thursday, July 7, 1938

Roy FELTY, aged 27, Marion, Ind., for many years a resident of Fulton, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 1:30 o'clock Thursday morning from peritonitis. The infection developed following an emergency operation for appendicitis performed two weeks ago. Surgeons found at the time of the operation that the appendix was bursted.
The deceased was a resident of Fulton county all of his life until last September when he moved to Marion to reside after accepting employment in the Producer's Creamery there. Mr. Felty was born at Kewanna on October 26, 1910. His parents were the late Palmer and Mary (MARTINDALE) FELTY.
The Felty family moved from Kewanna to Fulton when the deceased was a small boy. He was a star athlete when in Fulton high school and was a member of the school's team which won the Fulton county championship for two years. In a ceremony which was performed at Akron, Ohio on September 19, 1937 he was married to Miss Jennie RANNELLS of Fulton.
Survivors are the widow, three sisters, Mrs. Lucille PEACOCK, Indianapolis; Mrs. Helen SOWERS and Mrs. Irene KRONWITTER, South Bend; three brothers, Iverson FELTY, Yampa, Colo.; Emerson FELTY, Lansing, Mich.; and Ray FELTY, Logansport; step-mother, Mrs. Addie FELTY, Fulton; four half-sisters, Virginia [FELTY], Lois [FELTY], Mary [FELTY] and Wilma [FELTY], all of Fulton; half-brother, Wallace [FELTY], Fulton; and a step-sister, Mrs. Mildred (Ralph) BARTS of Rochester.
The funeral services which will be private, will be held from the home of Mrs. Felty's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. RANNELLS one mile east of Fulton at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Services will be in charge of Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, pastor of the Baptist Temple in Fulton. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.
Friends may call at the Rannells home until the hour of the last rites.

William David CASTLEMAN, age 79, retired Vandalia railroad section foreman, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray PATSEL in Delong at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of three months.
The deceased was born in the Horner school neighborhood in Starke county, January 14, 1859. His parents were William and Nancy CASTLEMAN. His wife preceded him in death. Mr. Castleman resided on a farm in Starke county until 1904 when he moved to Delong after being named railroad section foreman. He was retired on pension several years ago by the Vandalia railroad.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Raymond PATSEL, brother, Caleb CASTLEMAN of this city, two granddaughters and two grandsons.
The funeral services will be held from the Patsel home in Delong at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with Rev. John WALTON of Leiters Ford officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Leiters Ford.
Friends may pay their respects at the Patsel home until the hour of the funeral.

William A. LEITER, aged 62, Los Angeles, Cal., former resident of Rochester, died in a hospital there last Saturday and was buried in Los Angeles Tuesday. The deceased had been in ill health for several years.
Word of the death of Mr. Leiter was received in this city yesterday by his brother and sisters. The deceased was a son of the late William J. LEITER and assisted his father in the operation of the ERIE ELEVATOR here for a number of years. He had lived in Los Angeles for the past ten years.
Survivors are two brothers, Fred LEITER, of this city and Charles LEITER of Oakland, Cal. and three sisters, Miss Della LEITER and Miss Mae LEITER of this city and Mrs. John GREENSTREET of Louisville.

Mrs. Elba KARNS, 54, former resident of the Beaver Dam community, passed away Wednesday morning 11:30, in the Epworth hospital, South Bend. Death resulted from carcinoma following a brief illness. Mrs. Karn who had a host of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county had resided in South Bend for the past 15 years.
Elba [SHOEMAKER], daughter of Isaac and Margaret SHOEMAKER, was born Jan. 29, 1884 in Kosciusko county. She was united in marriage to Elva KARNS on March 15th, 1910.
The survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Wila ECKHARDT, of Cleveland; Mrs. Margaret FLESSING, of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Edna CHAPMAN of Los Angeles, Calif; nine brothers and her father, Isaac Shoemaker, of Beaver Dam, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the United Brethren church, Beaver Dam. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron and Rev. WILSON of South Bend, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, July 8, 1938

Wright W. WHISMAN, aged 68, of 215 North Maple Avenue, Argos died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 6:30 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of one week due to obstruction of the bowels.
The deceased had lived in or around Argos all of his life and followed the occupation of farming. For the past year he has been employed in the Ewer Feed Store in Argos.
Mr. Whisman was born in Argos December 30, 1869 and was the son of Willis and Lavina WHISMAN. He was married to Anna (FORSYTHE) WHISMAN on September 3, 1891. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Argos.
Survivors are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Ruth HARLEY, Mrs. Tolie McGRIFF and Mrs. Evelyn BURROUGHS all of Argos; two brothers, Clinton D. WHISMAN, Argos, and Delbert WHISMAN, Denver, Colo., and a sister, Mrs. Augusta MEREDITH of Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 3 p.m. (CST) Sunday with Rev. Richard CROWDER officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.
The body will lie in state at the Grossman Funeral Home until the hour of the funeral at which time friends may pay their respects.

Saturday, July 9, 1938

Walker GARDNER, lieutenant of state excise police, has been called to Delphi by the death of his father, William H. GARDNER, aged 81, who died at his home in Delphi Friday night after an illness of ten years. The deceased was a life long resident of Delphi and for a number of years was the traveling representative in northern Indiana for the International Harvester Company. He had a number of friends in Rochester which he had made during his business transactions and through visits in the home of his son Walker Gardner. Survivors are the widow five sons and a daughter. Funeral services will be held in Delphi Monday afternoon.

Arley WYNN received word this morning of the death of his brother-in-law Elmer AUBIL, aged 72, who died at his home in Grand Rapids, Mich., last night following a heart attack. The deceased had often visited in Rochester where he had a number of friends. He operated a filling station in Grand Rapids for a number of years and had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. Wynn was in Grand Rapids when Mr. Aubil died. Funeral services will be held in Grand Rapids Monday at 2 p.m. with interment in that city.

Monday, July 11, 1938

Calvin SHANKS, aged 47, Logansport, former resident of Rochester, ldied in the St. Joseph's Hospital in Logansport at 12:40 o'clock Sunday afternoon where he was taken Thursday following a stroke of paralysis. The deceased was a veteran of the World War. Survivors are four daughters, brother and a sister, Mrs. Glen COOMBS of this city. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Edward Leroy ALBER, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman ALBER who reside on a farm four miles northeast of Rochester in Road 25, died at 9:15 o'clock Saturday night in the Woodlawn Hospital.
Death was due to an abcess of the brain and followed an illness of three months. The child was born in Rochester on April 12, 1935.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Manford [ALBER]; the grandparents, E. H. ALBER and Mr. and Mrs. Edward LOWE, all of Rochester.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mr. And Mrs. William NEES, 1112 Jefferson street in charge of Rev. H. T. RAFNEL. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Linton QUIVEY, aged 67, died at his home on North Maple Avenue, Argos, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from paralysis. He had suffered several strokes during the past two years the last one on July Fourth while watching a softball game in the Argos baseball park. It is thought the last stroke was superinduced by excitement occasioned by watching a softball game which was being played by teams representing the D-X Oil Company and Slim's Coffee Shop of Argos.
The deceased was born on a farm near Richland Center, November 20, 1870 and was the son of Virgil and Sarah QUIVEY. He had lived in the Argos and Richland Center communities all of his life where he was a farmer and rural route carrier. His widow is Clara TRIMBLE whom he married November 4, 1899.
Survivors are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Mildred GIBBONS, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Sarah PENHOLD, Argos and Miss Edna QUIVEY at home; brother Clarence QUIVEY, Plymouth and 6 grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the Quivey home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Elmer JONES and Rev. Richard CROWDER officiating.
Interment will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.

Albert FRIDAY, aged 73, died at his farm home six miles southwest of Rochester, 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening, after an illness of three years due to complications.
The deceased was born in Medaryville, January 22, 1865 and was the son of Lewis and Henrietta (KAIN) FRIDAY. He was married in 1912 at Monticello to Bernadene PETRING.
Mr. Friday had resided in this community for fourteen years moving here from Chalmers, Ind. He had been a farmer during his entire lifetime. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Knights of Pythias lodge of Chalmers.
Survivors are the widow; daughter, Wilma FRIDAY, at home; five brothers, Lewis [FRIDAY], Yeoman; Henry [FRIDAY] of Lowell; John [FRIDAY] of Chalmers; William [FRIDAY] and Otto [FRIDAY], of Medaryville; two sisters, Mrs. Esther CLARK, Medaryville and Mrs. Anna LIDGARD, Royal Center.
The funeral services will be held from the Friday farm home at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment is to be made in the K. of P. Cemetery at Chalmers.

Mrs. Elizabeth MILLER, 92, perhaps one of the oldest residents in Fulton county, passed away Sunday evening 11:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James M. MILLS, of Fulton. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of thee weeks' duration. Mrs. Miller, who had been a resident of Fulton for the past 22 years had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the southern section of the county.
Elizabeth [RAYHOLTZ], daughter of Isaac and Sarah RAYHOLTZ was born on a farm in Grant county, Indiana, October 22nd, 1845. On March 14th, 1867 she was united in marriage to John H. MILLER, who preceded her in death 22 years ago.
The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Jas. M. MILLS, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Mills home Wednesday morning 10 o'clock. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR will be in charge of the services. Burial will be mae in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Marion, Ind.

Tuesday, July 12, 1938

Mrs. Leona CRAIG, aged 65, wife of Bert CRAIG, died at the family home in the McKinley neighborhood northeast of the city at 10:30 o'clock Monday evening after an illness of seven years due to complications.
The deceased was born in Seneca county, Ohio, May 7, 1873 and came to Fulton county to reside when she was nine years of age. Her parents were Elias and Amanda (HOSIER) MILLER, who lived on a farm near Kewanna for many years. There were seven children in the Miller family.
In a ceremony which was performed Appril 18, 1894 she was married to Mr. Craig. For several years they lived on a farm near Kewanna, moving to Rochester in 1916. Mrs Craig was a member of the United Brethren Church at Prairie Grove.
Survivors are the husband; eight children, Merle CRAIG, Herbert CRAIG, Mrs. Mildred McINTYRE and Mrs. Lucille DRUDGE, all of Rochester; Mrs. Amanda COCHRANE, Plymouth; Mrs. Opal SPARKS, Plymouth; Albert CRAIG, Cleveland, and Ray E. KILE, St. Joseph, Mich., a son by a previous marriage; brother, Moses MILLER, of South Bend, and 30 grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Wilson DRUDGE, who resides on a farm five miles northeast of this city at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH will be in charge and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewanna.

Wednesday, July 13, 1938

Wabash, July 13. -- Mrs. Sadie KROFT, whose funeral was held at Disko today, is believed to be the last real Civil war widow in Wabash county.
By "real Civil war widow" pension officials said that they meant one who was married to a Civil war veteran during the course of the war. Mrs. Kroft was married in 1861.

Ida May [DEMEAN], five-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth DEMEAN, passed away at her home two miles east of Argos, Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday morning 10 o'clock. Rev. THOMAS of Argos will officiate. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Thursday, July 14, 1938

Mrs. Ethel [VOREIS] LAKE, aged 46, who resides on a farm four miles west of Argos died in the Kelly Hospital at 5:30 o'clock Thursday morning from a bursted gall bladder. The deceased had been ill a week and was taken to the hospital two days ago. The gall bladder had burst before the operation.
The deceased was a life-long resident of Green township in Marshall county and was born on the same farm where she lived before her death. She was born October 13, 1891 and was the daughter of James and Florence VOREIS.
In a ceremony which was performed at Argos on March 16, 1911 she was married to Orvin LAKE. Mrs. Lake was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist Church west of Argos.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Robert Lee [LAKE] and James [LAKE] both at home and the father James VORIES who resides in Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Poplar Grove M.E. church at 3 p.m. (CST) Sunday with Rev. PENGILLY officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The body was moved to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where it will remain until Friday evening when it will be returned to the Lake home. Friends may pay their respects at the funeral home until the time the body is returned to the farm home of the deceased.

Oren D. O'BLENIS, aged 37, who was better known by name of Dean O'BLENIS died in a hospital at Logansport at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday evening after an illness of two years due to generalized tuberculosis.
The deceased was born on a farm in Richland township on November 28, 1900. His parents were William and Rosalva O'BLENIS. The deceased was a farmer and lived in Fulton county all of his life until he became ill. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church.
Survivors are the mother, and two brothers Ray O'BLENIS of this city and Clem H. O'BLENIS of Marion. Two brothers preceded the deceased in death.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Rochester Evangelical Church in charge of Rev. George J. LONG. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Saturday, July 16, 1938

Rochester relatives early today were apprised of the death of Mrs. Florence PARKER, former resident of this city, which occurred early today at her home in Chicago. Mrs. Parker, it was stated had been in ill health for the past several months suffering from a complication of diseases.
The funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Monday afternoon, two o'clock. Mrs. Parker's obituary will be published in Monday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

John PARCELL, aged 43, Elkhart, a former resident of Rochester, died at his home in Elkhart at 8:30 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of seven years due to tuberculosis.
The deceased was a sign painter and had been employed by the Elkhart Sign Company for a number of years. He had been the artist on a number of signs in this city. Mr. Parcell served with the American army during the Mexican border trouble in 1916.
He is survived by his wife who formerly was Miss Geneva ALEXANDER of this city and a daughter, Miss Margaret PARCELL besides a number of other relatives.
The funeral services will be held in Elkhart at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Wakarusa.

Monday, July 18, 1938

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence PARKER were held Monday afternoon two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home this city. Rev. Charles MILLS of the Christian church officiated and interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Parker passed away Saturday morning at her home in Chicago, where she had resided for the past twenty-five years. Death resulted from internal complications following an illness of four months' duration. She was 74 years, five months and 25 days of age at the time of her demise.
Florence Carilla [HAMLETT], daughter of William and Euphemia (COPLEN) HAMLETT, was born on a farm near Talma, Ind., on January 21st, 1864, and spent her girlhood in that community. In the year of 1886 she was united in marriage to Willis S. PARKER, the ceremony being pronounced in Rochester, Ind. Mrs. Parker who resided in Rochester until 1913 had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this community.
The survivors are three sons, Russell PARKER, of this city; Dolph PARKER, of South Bend; Fred PARKER, of Brunswick, Ga.; four daughters, Mrs. Clem KAYLOR, of South Bend; Mrs. Carl WEBER, of Hornell, N.Y.; Mrs. Norman E. PEDIGO, of St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Henry GUTHIER, of Huntington, Ind.; nine grandchildren, and two brothers, William HAMLETT, of Portland, Ore. and Newton HAMLETT of Snake River, Wash.
Mrs. Parker was raised by Mrs. John BARKMAN of near Talma, her parents having preceded her in death when she was but a small child.

Hiram F. WARNER, aged 79, who resided on a farm near Lake Maxinkuckee for many years died at 6:30 a.m. Monday at the home of his brother O. P. WARNER who lives on a farm four miles west of Argos. The deceased had been in ill health due to complications for several years but was only seriously ill since Sunday morning.
Mr. Warner who was a bachelor was born in Ohio, December 6, 1858 and was the son of Andrew and Charlotte WARNER. He came to Indiana with his parents when he was a small boy and lived near Lake Maxinkuckee nearly all of his lifetime. Mr. Warner was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church at Maxinkuckee.
Survivors are three brothers, Samuel [WARNER] and David [WARNER] of Dicky, Missouri and Oliver [WARNER], Argos; half-brother, Jake WARNER, Argos, and half-sister, Mrs. Matilda LENNEMAN also of Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Maxinkuckee M.P. Church at 2:30 p.m. (CST) Wednesday with Rev. John NEAL officiating. Interment will be made in the Poplar Grove Cemetery west of Argos.
Friends may pay their respects at the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos until Wednesday morning when the body will be taken to the Maxinkuckee M. P. Church where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. James THRUSH, aged 58, a former resident of Rochester died suddenly Monday morning in the St. Joseph Hospital, Hammond from a heart attack according to word which was received here today by Mrs. Maude SCHYRER a [sister] of Mr. Thrush.
Mrs. Thrush had been in ill health for several years due to diabetes and was taken to the hospital for observation several days ago.
The deceased was born on a farm in the Mt. Olive neighborhood and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harrison ROBBINS. Her maiden name was Olive ROBBINS.
Mr. and Mrs. Thrush have lived in Hammond for the past 14 years moving to that city from Rochester. Mrs. Thrush was a member of the First Baptist Church of this city.
Survivors are the husband, son James THRUSH, brother Ausma ROBBINS all of Hammond and a nephew, Harold ZEHNER of Chicago.
The body will be returned to this city Wednesday. Funeral arrangements were not made at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, July 19, 1938

Funeral services for Mrs. James THRUSH former resident of Rochester who died Monday in a hospital at Hammond following a heart attack will be held from the Baptist Church here at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL will officiate and interment will be made in the Citizen's Cemetery. Mrs. Thrush had lived in Hammond for 14 years moving to that city from Rochester.

Pearl Edward SHAW, 46, of Lake Bruce, a life-long resident of Fulton and Pulaski counties, passed away at 11:15 o'clock Sunday evening at the St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport.
Born in Fulton county, April 28, 1892, Shaw has spent his entire life engaged in farming in Fulton county and in Pulaski county, to which he later moved.
Surviving are the widow, Mary WERNER SHAW; the following children, Mildred [SHAW], John [SHAW], Rose Marie [SHAW] and Paul [SHAW], at home; Cleon SHAW, Myrtle COOK and Mrs. Naomi MARKLEY; two half-brothers and two half-sisters.
The body was removed to the Fry and Lange Funeral home in Winamac and was returned to the residence near Kewanna Tuesday afternoon. Funeral rites will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Hill church near Lake Bruce with Rev. HANEY, pastor of the church officiating.
Burial will take place in Sharon [Moon] cemetery in Fulton county.

Wednesday, July 20, 1938

Mrs. John WILLIAMS, aged 78, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Merble CHAPMAN near Tiosa Tuesday. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered three hours before her death.
The deceased was born near Morris, Illinois on October 17, 1859 and was the daughter of Christian and Irene (BARDWELL) OSMAN. The father was born in Norway and the mother in Pennsylvania.
In a ceremony which was performed in Elliot, Illinois, on September 26, 1883 she was married to John WILLIAMS who preceded her in death. Mr. and Mrs. Williams moved to Fulton county twenty-four years ago and lived on a farm near Grass Creek. Following the death of her husband Mrs. Williams made her home with her daughter. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Richland Center.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. CHAPMAN, two sons Arthur WILLIAMS, Kewanna and Wallace WILLIAMS, Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Ora OSMAN, Congerville, Ill., and Buddy OSMAN, Carlock, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. F. W. MARSHALL, Eldorado, Kans., and Mrs. Erwin MAURER, Bloomington, Ill., three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
The funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Tiosa Brethren Church with Rev. James ZECHIEL, Culver officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Grass Creek.

Thursday, July 21, 1938

Mrs. William [Mary Olive IZZARD] HARDING, aged 78, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Robert QUINN, 811 Madison Street, at 10:40 o'clock Thursday morning after an illness of three months due to choleo cystitis. Mrs. Harding was hospitalized during a portion of the time of her illness.
The deceased was born on a farm in the Mt. Zion neighborhood on February 11, 1860 and spent practically all of her lifetime in Fulton county except for a few years when she was a resident of Peru. Her parents were Jabez and Margaret (CALLAWAY) IZZARD.

In a ceremony which was performed at Piety Hill, near Macy on December 25, 1877 the deceased was married to William HARDING. The aged couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year. Mrs. Harding was a member of the Baptist Church at Fulton.
Survivors are the husband, two daughters, Miss Jessie HARDING and Mrs. Moneta QUINN both of Rochester; four sons, Elmer HARDING, Chili, Conde HARDING and William HARDING, Jr., Peru and John HARDING, Gary; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Baptist Church at Fulton with Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, pastor of the church officiating, assisted by Rev. H. T. RAFNEL. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester.

Mrs. Nellie PLANK, aged 59, wife of Don PLANK, Sr., died at the Plank cottage "The Kilbourne" on the east side of Lake Manitou at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Death followed an illness of 18 months which started with arthritis. During the past few weeks the deceased had suffered with asthma and heart trouble.
Mrs. Plank was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on June 4, 1879 and was the daughter of George W. and Julia (BECKER) SPARKS. In a ceremony which was performed in Beloit, April 12, 1904, she was married to Mr. Plank.
Mrs. Plank has been a resident of Rochester for the past 15 years moving here from Wilmington, Del. She was a member of the Episcopal Church but since being a resident of this city had been very active in women's work in the First Baptist Church.
Survivors are the husband, son Don PLANK, Jr. of this city and a brother, George SPARKS, Lake Mills, Wisconsin.
The funeral services will be held from the Plank cottage "The Kilbourne" at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, July 22, 1938

Anthony A. SMITH, aged 75, who resided on a farm in the Poplar Grove neighborhood southwest of Argos died at 4:30 o'clock Friday morning following a sudden heart attack. He aroused his wife after being stricken and lived only a few hours.
The deceased was born in the same house where he died on November 29, 1862. His parents were William and Katherine SMITH. He resided on the same farm throughout his lifetime. In a ceremony which was performed in Argos on December 10, 1885 he was married to Margaret PONTIUS.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Carrie HISSONG who lived on a farm near that of her father and Mrs. Mable CROMLEY, Argos; two sons Owen SMITH, Argos and Lester SMITH, Culver and a brother James SMITH, Argos. A daughter Mrs. Walter LOWERY died in the spring.
The funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Poplar Grove Church with Rev. William PENGILLY of Culver officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Funeral services were held in Indianapolis today for Harry SEBEL, aged 47, who operated a wholesale jewelry firm in Indianapolis for a number of years. Sebel died in San Francisco, Cal. Tuesday after a short illness. Mr. Sebel was well known in Rochester and spent several summers at Lake Manitou.

Saturday, July 23, 1938

Joseph Stanley KOCHENDERFER, 54, passed away at 2:45 o'clock Saturday morning at his home 305 North Main street, this city. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of but ten days duration. Mr. Kochenderfer had been a resident of this community for practically all of his life and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton county.
The deceased who was born November 18th, 1883 on a farm northeast of Rochester was the son of Benhart and Barbara (FULTS) KOCHENDERFER. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Ethel SLUSSER. Mr. Kochenderfer for many years followed the occupation of a baker in Rochester, and later was engaged in farming.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Van [KOCHENDERFER] of near Talma; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Farrell DUZENBERG, of near Talma; a brother, Harley KOCHENDERFER, of Rochester, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon two o'clock at the Bethlehem Church, northeast of this city. Interment will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

Miss Nina EDLIN, of Bruce Lake, passed away Friday morning at the Irene Byron Hospital, Ft. Wayne. Death resulted from tuberculosis, following an illness of five years duration.
Miss Edlin who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John EDLIN, was 22 years of age at the time of her demise. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Evangelical church.
The survivors are her father and step-mother, a half-sister Betty [EDLIN]; two step-brothers, and three sisters, Mrs. Walter HOOVER, of Denham, Ind., Mrs. Jose BRUCE and Mrs. James ENGLE, of Bruce Lake, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Pleasant Hill Evangelical church. Rev. P. E. HANEY will officiate. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Marvin TUCKER, 25, Marshfield, Wisconsin, a former resident of Argos, was killed in an automobile accident at Huston, Minn. at 1:30 o'clock Thursday morning when a truck he was driving figured in a head-on collision with another truck.
The body of Tucker was returned to Argos Friday afternoon and was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home. Saturday evening the body will be removed to the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter SHIVERS, who reside five miles southwest of Argos. Mr. and Mrs. Shivers are the parents of Mrs. Tucker.
Funeral services will be held from the Santa Ann Church at 11 o'clock Sunday morning with Rev. John EATON officiating. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove Cmetery west of Argos.
Mr. Tucker was born near Owensboro, Kentucky on August 18, 1912. His parents were Will and Lillie TUCKER. His parents moved to Chicago when he was fifteen years of age and he has been employed as a truck driver for the past seven years.
One week ago he moved to Marshfield to reside and was on his second trip for his employers when he met with the fatal accident. His wife, whom he married in Chicago, Illinois on January 4, 1934, was Miss Arvillie SHIVERS of Argos.
The survivors are the widow and parents, who reside in Chicago, three sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Amanda DILLEY WERT, wife of S. I. WERT, died Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at her home, 169 East Second Street, Peru, after an illness of two months duration of paralysis. Mrs. Wert had been a resident of Peru for thirty-five years, moving to that city from Rochester where her husband operated a shoe store for many years in a room now occupied by Hogue's Dairy.
Mrs. Wert was born in Markel, Ind., March 31, 1856, a daughter of William and Sarah (CHAMBERS) DILLEY, and her age at the time of death was 82 years, three months and twenty days. She was united in marriage with Simon I. WERT on November 28, 1878. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Peru.
Surviving are the husband, two sons, Harry WERT of Billings, Montana, and Ira WERT of Minneapolis, Minnesota, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon from the Wert residence in Peru with Rev. V. L. CLEAR officiating. The remains were taken overland for interment in the cemetery at Markle, Ind., in Huntington county.

Monday, July 25, 1938

Mrs. Mary Olive ZOLMAN, 86, a life-long resident of Newcastle township, passed away Sunday morning, two o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ora LEECH, west of Akron. Death resulted from complications following an illness of five weeks' duration. Mrs. Zolman had a host of friends throughout the eastern sections of Fulton county.
Mary Olive [RHODES], daughter of Jefferson and Susan RHODES was born on a farm in Newcastle township, July 6, 1852. In the year of 1870 she was united in marriage to Sanford ZOLMAN, who preceded her in death 14 years ago. Mrs. Zolman was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ora LEECH, of near Akron; Mrs. Clem HARTER, of Akron; two sons, Dr. Elmer ZOLMAN, of Michigan City, Ind.; a brother Isaac RHODES of Washington; a brother Schuyler RHODES, of Athens; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. A son, John [ZOLMAN], also preceded Mrs. Zolman in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Bethlehem Baptist church Tuesday afternoon two o'clock. Rev. TACOMA, of Ft. Wayne, former pastor of the Bethlehem church will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Mt Hope cemetery, near Athens.

Tuesday, July 26, 1938

Patrick (Pat) McMAHAN, former resident of this city, passed away at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., late Monday afternoon, according to word received by Rochester relatives a short time later. Mr. McMahan had completed a ten-day visit last Thursday, with his brother Hugh McMahan and other brothers and relatives in and near Rochester. During his stay here he and his wife resided at the Barrett Hotel which is operated by his niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bill DELANEY.
His death was attributed to heart trouble from which he had suffered for the past five years. On March 1st, of this year Mr. McMahan suffered a stroke of paralysis and since that time his condition gradually became worse.
With the exception of the past few years, Pat McMahan spent his entire life in and about Rochester, where in the vocations of school teaching, farming, stock buying and highway construction business, he acquired a legion of friends throughout this section of the state.

With his health failing in the year of 1930, Mr. McMahan retired, and he and his wife took up their residency in Santa Monica, Calif.
Patrick, son of John and Rebecca (GOSS) McMAHAN was born February 8th, 1887, on a farm southwest of Rochester. He received his education in the county grade and high school and completed an academic course in the old Rochester Normal college. In the year of 1908 he was united in marriage to Miss Edith JEFFERY, the ceremony being pronounced at Amboy, Ind. A child born to this union passed away in infancy. During the World War Mr. McMahan enlisted in the Field Artillery of the U. S. Army and was in training at Camp Taylor, Louisville, when the Armistice was signed. The deceased was a member of the Masonic Order and the Knights of Pythias lodge of this city.
The survivors are his wife, 6 brothers, Otto [McMAHAN], Hugh [McMAHAN] and Tom [McMAHAN], all of Rochester; Bill [McMAHAN], John [McMAHAN] and Jim McMAHAN, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two sisters, Miss Jessie McMAHAN and Mrs. John SCHAAF, both of Bakersfield, Calif. Pat, was the first of seven brothers of the McMahan family to succumb. Three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at the McMahan residence in Santa Monica, Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Forest Lawn cemetery at Los Angeles, Calif.

Wednesday, July 27, 1938

Tobias E. ROUCH, a former resident of this city, but later of Peru, where he was a livestock buyer, died at the Dukes hospital, Peru, Tuesday at 1 p.m. He had undergone an emergency operation Sunday evening. While it was known the operation disclosed a serious condition, death came as a shock to all.
Tobias E., son of Aaron and Hanna GOSS ROUCH was born in Fulton county, Nov. 30, 1868 and departed this life July 26th, 1938. Aged 69 years.
On March 10, 1897 he was united in marriage with Dora Pearl GREEN, daughter of John Wesley and Rachel MARTIN GREEN, the ceremony being performed in Fulton by Rev. SPITLER, of the United Brethren Church.
Besides the widow he is survived by one daughter, Thelma ROUCH SAUSAMAN of Peru; two sons, Marvin [ROUCH] and Eldon [ROUCH] of Kokomo, Ind., and four grandchildren.
He is also survived by four brothers, William H. ROUCH of this city; George ROUCH of Oklahoma City; Schuyler [ROUCH] of Fulton and Silas [ROUCH] of Kokomo. Three brothers, Frank [ROUCH], Alfred [ROUCH] and Emanuel [ROUCH] preceded him in death, as did one sister, Mary [ROUCH].
The funeral services will be held Thursday in Peru at 2 p.m. daylight savings time at the funeral home across the street from the Methodist Church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Thursday, July 28, 1938

Mrs. Mary Rose LOSEY, aged 69, died at her home in Plymouth, Wednesday morning after an illness of 21 weeks. She was well known in this city where she had often visited with friends. Lott LOSEY of Plymouth is a son. The funeral services will be held from the Danielson Funeral Home at Plymouth at 2 p.m. Friday.

Mrs. Lavina Ella [PUTMAN] CELVENGER, aged 72, a life long resident of Akron died at her home there at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of three months due to complications.
The deceased was born March 7, 1866 in Akron and was the daughter of Jacob and Suzanna PUTMAN. Mrs. Clevenger was a member of the Christian Church of Akron.
In a ceremony which was performed March 1, 1909 the deceased was married to Benjamin Franklin CLEVENGER. Mr. Clevenger preceded his wife in death twelve years to the day.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Margaret DAVIS, brother David PUTMAN, both of Rochester and a number of nephews and nieces.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at the west edge of Akron.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank KOCHENDERFER of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. William KOCHENDERFER, of Thompsonville, Mich., and Mrs. Anna HOLLER and daughter of Fremont, Mich., have returned to their homes after being here for the funeral of Joseph KOCHENDERFER.

News of the sudden death of the Rev. Paul MADER of St. Mark's Lutheran church, Youngstown, Ohio, and first resident pastor of St. John's Lutheran church of this city, was received by the Rev. W. J. SCHROER late yesterday.
Pastor Mader passed away very unexpectedly at his home Monday morning of an acute heart attack. Funeral services were held at Youngstown Wednesday afternoon and he was buried in the Lutheran cemetery at Cleveland this afternoon.
The Rev. Mr. Mader was installed in the St. Paul's Lutheran church at Tiosa on Jan. 31, 1926 coming here from Canada, and resigned his local charges on Oct. 27, 1929.
Undoubtedly many memorial wreaths will be established in his memory by his friends and relatives in Cleveland and by his former members of Youngstown, in Canada, and of Rochester. Call Rev. Schroer if you wish to so honor him.

Friday, July 28, 1938

Mrs. Katherine EMMONS, aged 86, a life long resident of Fulton county died at 11 o'clock Thursday night at the farm home of her son Harley J. EMMONS four and a half miles northeast of Rochester. Death followed an illness of several years due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born on a farm northeast of Rochester September 14, 1851. Her parents were Christian and Elizabeth WAGONER. Her husband William EMMONS preceded her in death. Mrs. Emmons was a member of the Christian Church first affiliating with the organization at Liberty Chapel and later in Rochester.
The survivors are two sons James EMMONS, South Bend and Harley EMMONS of Rochester, a daughter, Mrs. Clara RUSH who resides on a farm northeast of Rochester, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Charles MILLS pastor of the Madison Avenue Christian Church officiating. Interment will be made in Reichter Cemetery in Newcastle township.
Friends may pay their respects at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Fern (PRIEST) TETZLAFF, former resident of this city, passed away Thursday morning at her home, 1612 Central avenue, Whiting, Ind., following a lengthy illness.
Fern Priest was born in Rochester, Indiana on April 25, 1888. In the year of 1911, she was united in marriage to Edward TETZLAFF. The Tetzlaffs have resided in Whiting for the past 12 years.
The survivors are her husband; two daughters, Ruth Adele [TETZLAFF] and Alice [TETZLAFF], all of Whiting; four sisters, Mrs. H. A. MARSHALL, Mrs. E. M. HILL, Mrs. O. S. MACKEY, of Whiting, and Mrs. R. B. THRUSH, of Milwaukee, Wis., and two brothers, Frank PRIEST, of Rochester and Arnold PRIEST, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at the Tetzlaff home Saturday afternoon 2 o'clock with Rev. Buel HORN of the Whiting Methodist Church officiating. The body then will be brought to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where it will lie in state from 6 o'clock Saturday evening until noon Sunday.
Brief services will be held Sunday afternoon two o'clock at the Rochester Baptist Church, with Rev. Homer ASPY officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, July 30, 1938

Friends here were advised Saturday of the death of Mrs. Ruth (KISSINGER) DECK, 34, of 937 25th street, South Bend, former resident of Kewanna, who died Friday evening in Epworth Hospital after a long illness.
She was born in Kewanna August 5, 1903. She was married to Bert R. DECK in South Bend, May 22, 1920. Besides the husband, two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Earl WYNN, of Rochester, a sister and a brother Albert KISSINGER of LaPorte, survive.
The body will remain in the Forest G. Hay funeral chapel at South Bend Saturday night and in the home from 10 a.m. Sunday until Monday noon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CDST Monday from the Hay funeral chapel with Rev. Floyd WILSON, of the Bourbon United Brethren church officiating.
Burial will be made in Riverview cemetery, South Bend.

Monday, August 1, 1938

Joseph M. LINDLEY, aged 86, who was elected sheriff of Howard county [died in a] Hospital in Logansport Saturday night after a lingering illness. Mr. Lindley was well known in Rochester and for several years made his home with his daughter Mrs. W. P. DeLONG on a farm west of this city.

Wednesday, August 3, 1938

Walter H. MYERS, aged 56, a life long resident of Aubbeenaubbee township died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Woodlawn Hospital from complications which followed surgery. He was operated on two weeks ago, returned home one week later and was again returned to the hospital last Sunday.
Mr. Myers lived on the Myers homestead one mile east of Leiters Ford on which farm he was born, August 24, 1881. His parents were George and Louise (McMAHAN) MYERS. Mr. Myers was in the past a school teacher and poultry dealer but during the past few years has followed the occupation of farming. He also was a school bus driver and had a contract to drive a school bus during the coming winter.

The deceased was married to Mrs. May MILLER on December 24, 1912. Mr. and Mrs. Myers celebrated their silver wedding anniversary last December. Mr. Myers was prominent in church, lodge and civic circles in the township in which he resided.
Survivors are the widow, two step-sons, Harold MILLER of Gary and Robert MILLER of Detroit, who had been reared by Mr. Miller since childhood; two brothers, Bert MYERS, Rochester and Arch MYERS, Monroe, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Gideon MAHLER, Culver and Mrs. Ernest ROSE of Battle Creek, Mich.; 4 grandchildren and numerous other relatives. A brother John MYERS, Battle Creek, Mich., died several years ago.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church in Leiters Ford at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. John WALTON officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Mrs. Maude (SAVAGE) NEEVES, 50, passed away at her home, 612 West 14th street, this city, Wednesday morning. Death was attributed to heart trouble following an illness of but a few days duration. Mrs. Neeves had been a resident of Rochester for the past eight years coming here from Union township. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton county.
Maude, daughter of David and Mary SAVAGE, was born on a farm in Union township, April 8th, 1888. She resided in the western part of the county until the year 1930, when she moved to Rochester. On August 3, 1937 she was united in marriage to F. O. Neeves. Mrs. Neeves was a member of the Rochester United Brethren Church.
The survivors are her husband, F. O. NEEVES, and the following children by a former marriage, Mrs. Margie KREIGHBAUM, of Culver; Mrs. Edna CALVERT, Mrs. Francis HARRIS, and Clarence HARRIS and Miss Thelma HARRIS, all of Rochester; Mrs. Rena FALLMER of South Bend; her mother, Mrs. Mary SAVAGE, of Culver; three sisters, Nellie SAVAGE, Mrs. Elva STEVENS, Mrs. Lettie OVERMYER, all of Culver and four brothers, Charles [SAVAGE] and Olva SAVAGE, of Culver; Lloyd SAVAGE, of South Bend; and Steven SAVAGE of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at the Rochester U.B. Church, Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH, officiating. Interment will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery at Argos. The body which was taken to the Grossman funeral home, Argos, will be returned to the Neeves home Thursday evening.

Mrs. Hannah May CONRAD, aged 63, died at her farm home two miles west of this city in Road 14 Tuesday afternoon after a long illness due to complications.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county and was born January 24, 1875. She was the daughter of Samuel and Indiana (EMMONS) FULTZ. Her husband Samuel A. CONRAD died in April 1918.
Survivors are three sons Daniel [CONRAD], Dean [CONRAD] and Talford [CONRAD], all of Rochester; daughter Mrs. Roland HAYES, Arcold; mother Mrs. Indiana FULTZ of this city; three brothers John FULTZ, Rochester, Harley FULTZ, Elkhart and Marion FULTZ, Talma; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie ALLEN and Mrs. James VanLUE, of Rochester, and five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. S. A. WELLS, Fort Wayne officiating assisted by Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Thursday, August 4, 1938

Mrs. Emma Jane CLARK, 77, passed away at her home three miles northeast of Leiters Ford, at 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months' duration.
Mrs. Clark was born in Shelby county, Indiana on March 7th, 1861. The deceased resided in Marshall county practically all of her life.
The survivors are her huband, William CLARK; two daughters, Mrs. David PERRY and Mrs. Fanny MURRAY, both of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie SCRIPTURE, of Shelbyville, Ind.; Mrs. Hattie BURRELL, of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home, Argos from where the services will be held Saturday afternoon 2:30 o'clock. Rev. EATON will officiate. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Monday, August 8, 1938

Miss Betty HOLLOWAY, aged 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee HOLLOWAY, who resides on Lucas Street which leads to the circus winterquarters from Road 31, north of this city, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 4:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon from a fractured skull which she received in an auto accident at the intersection of Road 31 and Lucas Street.
Miss Holloway had spent the morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. James MURRAY, who resides in Road 31 north of Rochester. She alighted from a car driven southbound by her brother-in-law, James MURRAY, and stepped directly into the path of a car driven northbound by George COX, aged 23, Walkerton. The accident occurred at 12:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
The injured girl was taken to Woodlawn Hospital in an ambulance where x-ray disclosed the skull fracture and internal injuries. The victim also suffered a badly cut arm which was slashed from the shoulder nearly to the wrist when the member caught on the door handle of the Cox machine.
Cox who teaches school near Danville, Ill, was enroute to Walkerton to spend the weekend with his parents when the accident occurred. Officers who investigated did not hold Cox.
The victim of the tragedy was born in Rochester on October 5, 1921, the daughter of Lee and Lilly HOLLOWAY, and all her life was spent in this city.
She was a member of the local Church of God.
Survivors with the parents are three brothers, Deverl [HOLLOWAY], Robert [HOLLOWAY] and Leonard [HOLLOWAY], all of Rochester; seven sisters, Mrs. Minnie CLAY, Mrs. Pauline VanLUE, Mrs. Maxine MURRAY, Lois [HOLLOWAY], Donna [HOLLOWAY], Jean [HOLLOWAY] and Barbara [HOLLOWAY], all of Rochester; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George MIKESELL, Rochester.
Final rites were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Church of God, Rev. John CALL in charge. Interment was made in the Citizens cemetery.

Winamac, Ind., Aug 8. -- Joseph M. STIPP, 74, retired state prison guard, a former resident of Winamac, succumbed Saturday at his home in Michigan City following a critical illness of a month.
The deceased left Rochester twenty-five years ago to assume his duties as prison guard at Michigan City. His wife was killed in an auto accident at Michigan City on October 21, 1937.
Surviving are a son, Joseph [STIPP], Jr., a daughter, Mrs. Nelly DALY, and two grandsons, all of Michigan City.
The body was returned to Winamac Monday morning and funeral rites were conducted at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Winamac Christian church, Rev. W. R. McCLAFLIN in charge. Burial was made in a local cemetery.

Indianapolis, Aug. 8. -- Hubert L. (Bob) BECKER, 33 [sic] years old, died Friday in his home, 2935 Talbott avenue, after an illness of one week.
A native of Fulton county, he had lived in Indianapolis 33 [sic] years, coming here from Plymouth, where he had lived several years. [sic] He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Cathedral.
Mr. Becker was a pressman at the Paper Package Company.
Funeral services were held at 8:30 o'clock this morning in the residence and at 9 o'clock in St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Burial will be in Kentland.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Leona M. BECKER; two sons, Robert BECKER and Davis BECKER, at home; his father, Julius BECKER, and his stepmother, Norman BECKER, and two stepsisters, Josephine BECKER and Jessie BECKER, all of Plymouth.

Tuesday, August 9, 1938

Walter H. SHRYOCK, aged 60, former resident of Rochester, died July 18, 1938 at his home in Los Angeles, California, friends in this city have been informed. He was born in Rochester February 24, 1878 and was the son of Frank SHRYOCK and a grandson of the late Col. Kline G. SHRYOCK. The deceased is survived by his widow, Amy SHRYOCK and a sister, Mrs. Marion SARON, nee SHRYOCK.

Warsaw, Aug. 9. -- Carl CARROTHERS, 39, a farmer, was instantly killed about 3 o'clock Monday afternoon when he was struck by lightning on the Harry VANDERMARK farm, five miles northwest of here. Jess PFEIFFER, also a farmer, was knocked unconscious by the bolt. He was taken to his home after being revived.
The men were helping with the threshing at the Vandermark farm. They were out in a field loading, with Carrothers standing on the wagon and Pfeiffer tossing up the shocks.
The victim was born near Macy, but for seven years he had made his home near Warsaw. His is survived gy his widow, Rhoda [CARROTHERS], and seven children, Lennis [CARROTHERS], Laura [CARROTHERS], Mary [CARROTHERS], Gayle [CARROTHERS], Billy [CARROTHERS], Thelma [CARROTHERS] and June Ellen [CARROTHERS], the oldest of whom is 15, the father, William CARROTHERS, his step-mother, and a brother, Victor CARROTHERS, all of Macy.
The body was removed to the Bibler funeral home here after Dr. Leslie LAIRD of North Webster, Kosciusko county coroner, had conducted an investigation. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Albert EWER, aged 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. "Matt" EWER, of Macy, was drowned in Lake Nyona at 9 o'clock Monday night when a rowboat occupied by him and three other youths sank in water 30 feet deep near a portion of the lake known as Blind Island, which is located 800 feet northeast of the boat landing operated by John SHAFER.'

Ewer went to the lake from Macy to go swimming with Bernie JONES, 21, and Bernell JONES, 18, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Archie JONES and Harold "Archie" WILTSHIRE, 18, who resides with Mr. and Mrs. John BOOKWALTER. These Macy young men were rescued by nearby fishermen.
The fishermen heard the youths' cries for help but at first thought they were joking. When they realized that they were in earnest in their shouts for help they rowed to the spot just as the rowboat sunk to the bottom. Ewer by that time had gone to the bottom of the lake.
All of the boys were expert swimmers but the Ewer boy had suffered with heart trouble and it is believed that he suffered a heart attack while he was clinging to the side of their galvanized steel rowboat. Examination disclosed that the air chamber of the steel rowboat had a leak and this had caused the chamber to fill with water.
Calls were made to Rochester and Peru for pulmotors and firemen from stations in both cities went to Lake Nyona with such equipment. A diver from Peru was taken to the lake by a member of the state police department but he was unable to locate the body. Nets, searchlights and grabhooks were used.
The body was found by Robert "Bud" SCHMIDT, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey SCHMIDT, Peru and Marvin WYANT, 18, Indianapolis, who is spending the summer at the lake with relatives. The body was found by the two youths at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday and was located with the aid of grabhooks.
When found Ewer had on all of his clothing except his shoes. It is believed that he had finished swimming and was in the act of dressing when the boat sank. The victim of the tragedy graduated from Macy high school in 1938. He was employed as a driver of a milk truck. He was a life long resident of the Macy community.
The body was moved to the Ditmire Undertaking Parlors in Fulton where Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner conducted his post-mortem. Some water was found in the lungs. The public inquest into Ewer's death will not be held for several days.
Surviving with the parents are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Chester READ, Donovan, Ill.; Mrs. Floyd BOCK, Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. Richard WILSON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Marshal SEDAM, Rushville; Richard EWER, Rushville and Doyne [EWER] at home.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time the News-Sentinel went to press today.

Harry E. MYERS, 34, who resides near Argos passed away Monday morning 2:30 o'clock at the Parkview hospital Plymouth, Ind. His death followed an appendectomy operation which was performed last Thursday. A post mortem investigation revealed his death was caused from messentary thrombosis, a blood vessel obstruction. Myers who was a laborer had resided in the vicinity of Argos throughout all of his life.
Harry E., son of George and Nona MYERS was born August 9th, 1904, in Green township, Marshall county. On July 3rd, 1929, he was united in marriage to Louella THOMAS. He was a member of the Argos Christian church, the Masonic Order and the Argos Volunteer Firemen's Association.
The survivors are his wife, and parents, five sisters, Mrs. Walter BURKETT, Mrs. Daniel BURKETT, Mrs. Hollis GROSSMAN, Mrs. Earl McKAY, Mrs. Merrit GARNER, and three brothers, Kenneth [MYERS], Charles [MYERS] and Robert [MYERS], all of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Albert VERMILLION, of Culver, will officiate. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Wednesday, August 10, 1938

Funeral services for Albert EWER, aged 19, Macy, who was drowned at Lake Nyona Monday night will be held from the Macy Christian Church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon (CST). The Rev. Charles READ, Danville, Illinois, former pastor of the church, will officiate, and interment will be in Plainview Cemetery at Macy.
Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, has concluded his inquest into the demise of Ewer and held that his death was due to drowning and a heart attack which he suffered while swimming. The coroner also said that he found that Ewer had swallowed considerable water before he was drowned.
Ewer with Bernell [JONES] and Bernie JONES and Archie WILTSHIRE all of Macy went to Lake Nyona on a swimming party Monday night. Ewer drowned in 30 feet of water about 800 feet northeast of the John SHAFER boat landing.
The four youths were using a steel rowboat which had a leaky air chamber. This chamber filled with water and caused the boat to sink. Hugh WAGNER, Peru, Miami county surveyor who was fishing nearby was the first man to reach the spot where the boat sank.
He ordered the Jones brothers and Wiltshire to hold to the gunwhale of his boat while he rowed them to shore. Had the three youths tried to get into the Wagner rowboat all probably would have been drowned. The three youths were only mediocre swimmers and they were panic stricken when their rowboat sank.

Mrs. Sarah ZARTMAN, aged 80, died at the home of her son Vern ZARTMAN, near Fulton, at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of 12 years due to complications.
The deceased was born in Perry county, Ohio, September 1, 1857. She came to Indiana with her parents, Paul and Katherine SCHINDLER, when she was six years of age.
In a ceremony which was performed February 5, 1882, she was married to Samuel ZARTMAN, who died seven years ago. Mrs. Zartman was a devout member of the German Reformed church.
Survivors are two sons, Vern [ZARTMAN] of Fulton and Earl ZARTMAN of Detroit, daughter Mrs. C. E. WHYBREW, Kewanna, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Fulton United Brethren church at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. J. W. MILLER officiating. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

W. M. CLARK, aged 61, bachelor farmer, who lived southeast of Mentone for many years, died at 12:10 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Monroe GALL, 820 West Washington street, Elkhart, after an illness of four years.
The deceased had suffered with neuritis for the past four years and was forced to give up farming three years ago. Mr. Clark suffered a stroke of paralysis on April 3 and was taken to the home of his sister 11 days later. He had been bedfast for the past 12 weeks.
The deceased was born on a farm near Mentone on February 18, 1877, and resided in that community all of his life, where he followed the occupation of farming. His parents were James and Matilda (HOFFMAN) CLARK.
Survivors are a brother Sylvester CLARK, who resides on a farm east of Mentone, three sisters, Mrs. Leroy LUDWIG, Mrs. Monroe GALL and Mrs. Charles NICHOLSON, all of Elkhart, 18 nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian church at Palestine at 2:30 p.m. (CST) Friday with Rev. J. W. SKINNER, pastor of the Primitive Baptist church of Palestine officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Palestine.

Thursday, August 11, 1938

Mrs. Harry ALLISON has been called to Ithaca, N.Y., by the death of her father, Harlan FROST, who succumbed Tuesday evening following a long illness due to heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Allison left yesterday for Ithaca.

Friday, August 12, 1938

Doc F. HUDKINS, aged 81, a lifelong resident of Fulton county died at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of his son Daniel Hudkins, 258 Race Street, from a heart attack.
Mr. Hudkins had suffered with heart trouble for the past year. He has been bedfast for the past two months due to injuries he received when he fell from a cherry tree after suffering a heart attack.
The deceased was born on a farm in Union township, November 30, 1856 and was the son of Daniel and Solma (CLEM) HUDKINS. He was a farmer for many years and retired three years ago while living on a farm in the Burton neighborhood west of this city.
In a ceremony which was performed in Kewanna on June 8, 1882 he was married to Harriett E. OVERMYER who succumbed three years ago. After the death of his wife, Mr. Hudkins made his home with his children. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Kewanna.
Survivors are three sons, William [HUDKINS], Daniel [HUDKINS] and Phon [HUDKINS] all of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Flo MILLER, Rochester and Mrs. Nellie GUISINGER, South Bend; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces. A son and daughter preceded the father in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the home of the son Daniel Hudkins, 258 Race Street, after 5 p.m. Friday until the hour of the last rites.

Monday, August 15, 1938

Miss Polly Ann MASTERS, aged 70, Lake Bruce, died at 8:15 Sunday morning in the St. Joseph's Hospital in Logansport following a cerebral hemorrhage. Miss Masters was admitted to the hospital August 9.
The deceased had lived near Lake Bruce all of her life and was born on a farm near the lake on April 24, 1868 and was the daughter of Christian and Mary MASTERS. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Evangelical Church.
Survivors are two brothers, Lynn MASTERS, Winamac and Jonathan MASTERS, El Monte, Cal.; sister, Mrs. Lucy MEYERS, Rochester and a nephew, John DELLINGER with whom she made her home.
The funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Hill Church at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning with Rev. Philip HANEY officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Tuesday, August 16, 1938

Mrs. Christopher [H.] [Isabelle HARRIS] FRED, aged 76, a resident of Fulton county for 40 years, died at her farm home at the west corporation line of Fulton at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of three years due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born in Rossville, Illinois, February 7, 1862 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry HARRIS. In a ceremony which was performed in Rossville she was married to Mr. Fred who is better known by the name of Chris FRED.
Forty years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Fred moved to Fulton county. For three years they resided on a farm near Kewanna and thirty-seven years ago moved to the farm near Fulton where they have lived since that time. Mrs. Fred was a member of the United Brethren Church at Fulton.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Claude FRED, Fulton, and Cecil FRED, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Ira STUDEBAKER, Logansport; Mrs. Pearl THRUSH and Miss Ruby FRED, both of Indianapolis; five sisters and two brothers who reside near Rossville, Ill.; and nine grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Taylor BROWNING, aged 54, who has been in failing health for sixteen years and seriously ill for six weeks, died at his home in Grass Creek Sunday. The deceased was a farmer and had lived in Grass Creek and Marshtown for many years.
Surviving are the widow, and four sisters, Mrs. Dolly BLACK of East Chicago, Edna BROWNING, East Chicago, Mrs. Lou BROWNING of New York and Mrs. Nettie VARUS of Mississippi.
The body was prepared for burial at the Todd funeral home at Kewanna.
Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from relatives.

Wednesday, August 17, 1938

The funeral services for the late Mrs. Chris FRED who died yesterday will be held from the residence at the west corporation line of Fulton at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. MILLER of the Fulton U.B. Church officiating. Burial will take place in the Fulton cemetery.

Thursday, August 18, 1938

Mathias HENDRICKSON, aged 90, life long resident of Wayne township, died at his farm home four miles southwest of Kewanna at 6:45 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to pleurisy and followed an illness which dated from last Saturday.
The deceased was born on a farm in Wayne township January 13, 1848 and was the son of Jacob and Catherine HENDRICKSON. He was the last of thirteen children.
In a ceremony which was performed in Kewanna September 17, 1879 he was married to Carrie TREVER who died in 1901. Mr. Hendrickson was the oldest member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Kewanna, both in age and in membership years in the lodge.
Survivors are three sons, Frank HENDRICKSON and Walter HENDRICKSON, both of Kewanna and Harry HENDRICKSON of Akron; daughter, Mrs. Minnie CARR, Akron; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Friday, August 19, 1938

Plymouth, Ind., Aug. 19. -- Clinton SHORT, 48, an employee of Culver Military Academy, was killed last night when the truck in which he was speeding to a rural fire overturned on him. His two companions were thrown clear of the wreck and were unhurt.
Seventeen men were required to lift the overturned truck from Short's crushed body. He died in the Parkview hospital here. The accident occurred near Culver.

Monday, August 22, 1938

Mrs. Sarah E. JULIEN HERROLD, 82, widow of Henry HERROLD, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Laura SEDAM in Grass Creek, Saturday. The deceased, daughter of Elm and Mary JULIEN, married Henry Herrold in 1875 and he preceded her in death in 1921.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. SEDAM and four other children: Mrs. Anna HIZER and Mrs. P. WILLIAMS, both of Grass Creek; John W. HERROLD, of Grass Creek; and L. O. HERROLD, Salem, Oregon; 11, grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 o'clock at the Grass Creek U.B. church, with Rev. F. O. SANDERS in charge. Burial was made in adjoining cemetery.

Tuesday, August 23, 1938

Wallace Wilder STAUFFER, aged 76, widely known muck crops farmer, died at his home in Walnut Street, Akron, this morning from a heart attack. He had been ill for a week but his death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased had lived in Akron for 26 years, moving there from Nappanee. He was the owner of a large muck land farm north of Akron and his entries of muck land grown onions, potatoes and cabbage had won many honors in Purdue University shows. He was twice crowned Indiana onion and potato king because of the large yields which he obtained from his land.
Mr. Stauffer was born in Elkhart county, September 3, 1861. His parents were John and Abigal STAUFFER. In a ceremony which was performed in Nappanee July 4, 1912, he was married to Clara HELMUTH. Mr. Stauffer had followed the occupation of farming all his life.
Survivors are the widow, son Glen STAUFFER, Nappanee; grandson John Wallace STAUFFER, Nappanee; great grandson John Wallace STAUFFER, Jr., Nappanee; sister, Mrs. Cora KINNEY, Nappanee and a brother, Dr. H. R. STAUFFER of Akron.
The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Albert Adam KAMP, aged 63, died at his home where he lived alone at the northeast corner of the Argos corporation line at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon from a heart attack which he suffered while listening to a radio broadcast of the Chicago Cubs-Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game in Chicago.
The body was found slumped in a rocking chair by Clayton DOUTT, a neighbor who went to inquire of Mr. Kamp the result of the game. Mr. Kamp had suffered with heart trouble for the past three years, but was seen walking around the yard at his home Monday morning and well enough to make a shopping trip to Argos Saturday evening.
The deceased was a lifelong resident of the Argos community and was born on a farm two miles southwest of Argos April 9, 1875. His parents were Emmanuel and Caroline KAMP. His wife, Rosa McGRIFF, whom he married January 20, 1896 preceded him in death. Mr. Kamp was a paper hanger and painter.
Survivors are a son, Claude KAMP, Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Edith SMITH, Logansport; Mrs. Myrtle BEIGH, Bourbon and Mrs. Vera ROWLAND, Argos; sister, Mrs. Clara COOPER, Argos; three brothers, Francis KAMP, Argos; Lawrence KAMP, Fort Wayne and Edward KAMP, Lost Springs, Wyo.; and three grandchildren.
The body was moved to the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos where funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery near Argos.

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic church, Ft. Wayne, Monday morning for Miss Ann Gertrude WALSH, aged 29, who died at her home in Fort Wayne Friday following a heart attack. Interment was made in the St. Ann's cemetery southeast of Kewanna.
The deceased was born on a farm in Wayne township Nov. 23, 1908 and was the daughter of Nancy WALSH and the late Edward WALSH. The family lived in Wayne township until September 1929, when they moved to Fort Wayne where the deceased was employed as a bookkeeper. Miss Walsh was a member of the St. Peter's Catholic church of Ft. Wayne and the St. Agnes Sodality of that organization.
Survivors are the mother, four sisters, Theressa [WALSH], Margaret [WALSH] and Kathleen WALSH, all of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Beatrice STAHL, Lafayette, and a brother James WALSH of Ft. Wayne.

Wednesday, August 24, 1938

Mrs. Lucinda ECKERT, 79, died in Kelley hospital in Argos at 8:10 Tuesday evening. She had been confined in the hospital since August 8 when she broke her hip.
She was born in Shelby county, April 2, 1859 and moved to the Argos community when a child. On July 25, 1881 she was united in marriage with John ECKERT.
Two children died in infancy.
She is survived by the husband.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. CST at M.P. Church in Tippecanoe. Burial will be made in Tippecanoe.
The body was removed to the Grossman Funeral chapel and will be returned to the farm home 4 miles southeast of Argos Thursday afternoon. Friends may call at the chapel or at the home.

Indianapolis, Aug. 24. -- Blythe Q. HENDRICKS, 58, secretary of the board of public safety and former newspaperman and radio announcer, died yesterday in the summer home of his mother, Mrs. John E. HENDRICKS, at Lake Maxinkuckee. He had been ill several months.
Mr. Hendricks formerly was with the Indianapolis Star, the Indianapolis Times and the United Press Association.
As a radio announcer, he conducted the first broadcast of an Indiana state high school basketball tournament.
He was born in Peru and attended Princeton University where he studied under Woodrow Wilson.

Friday, August 26, 1938

Henry S. VanBLARICOM, aged 82, for many years a resident of Rochester, died at 5:20 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fern Staley, 2849 Hope Street, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered several years ago.
The deceased was born in Pennsylvania, but came here when he was a young man. He operated a feed barn and livery stable in the large frame building in East Eighth street, which was razed several days ago by the Rochester Lumber Company. The VanBlaricom home was where the Ed VAWTERS residence now is.
In a ceremony which was performed in Rochester Mr. VanBlaricom was married to Amanda ARVEN. Mr. VanBlaricom was a member of the First Evangelical Church of this city and while in Rochester was a trustee of the church. The VanBlaricom home was in El Monte, California, but after Mr. VanBlaricom was stricken they moved to the home of the daughter.
Survivors are the widow; daughter, Mrs. Fern STALEY; brother, Levi VanBLARICOM, Los Angeles; sister, Mrs. Margaret CRUME, Peru; and two nieces, Mrs. Fred CARR of this city and Mrs. Alex CLEVENGER of Fulton. A daughter, Miss Nellie VanBLARICOM, who was a music teacher in Rochester for many years, preceded her father in death.
The funeral services will be held in Los Angeles, California at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with interment in that city.

Monday, August 29, 1938

Funeral services for the late Brigadier General Hiram I. (Hiking Hiram) BEARSS of Peru who was killed early Saturday morning in an auto accident near Columbia City, were held this afternoon from the home of his aged father Frank BEARSS in Peru.
The services were in charge of Rev. R. E. TUNMER, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Peru. Also participating in the obsequies were Capt. Asa J. SMITH Indianapolis a close personal friend of Gen. Bearss who served under him in France when he was a colonel with the American Expeditionary Forces in the front lines.
Although he was entitled to burial in the Arlington National Cemetery at Washington where a lot had been reserved for him, his final resting place was in the southeast corner of Mt. Hope Cemetery at Peru. The plot was the original Bearss cemetery and was reserved for the family when the Mt. Hope Cemetery Association was formed. The American Legion had charge of the graveside service.
Gen Bearss was well known in this city, where his nickname was "Mike" BEARSS. He was a nephew of the late George BEARSS and spent many summers on the farm of his uncle and also of his father west of this city. He is a first cousin of Gresham BEARSS who attended the services today.
Gen Bearss met his death while riding in a car driven by his niece Miss Lillie Mae WEST of Welland, Ont. They were returning from Chicago where she had been attending school when she sideswiped a car driven by Claude P. SHUFELDT, Springfield, Ohio and then careened into another auto driven by Joseph Anthony AMBROSE, Zanesville, Ohio. Miss West was seriously injured as was several of the occupants of the other cars.
Survivors of Gen. Bearss besides the father include the widow, Mrs. Louise BEARSS of New York; a daughter, Mrs. Frederick THWING, of Kansas City, Mo., and a brother and two sisters, Braxton BEARSS and Miss Lucy BEARSS, both of Peru, and Mrs. G. O. MULFELD of Englewood, N.J.
General Bearss was 63 years old last April 13, having been born in Peru in 1875. After attending DePauw university, he graduated from Norwich Military Academy, Northfield, Vt., entering the Marine Corps with the rank of second lieutenant upon the outbreak of the Spanish-American war. Almost immediately he covered himself with glory by outstanding acts of personal valor, and rapidly advanced in rank. Including in his adventurous career before the outbreak of the World War was service in the Boxer rebellion, the Haiti uprising and the Mexical invasion. In recommending him for promotion to the rank of brigadier-general, General John J. Pershing was quoted as saying that his sheer daring and personal bravery were the greatest he ever had seen in any officer in the United States military service.
Although he retired from active service because of ill health in 1920, he later was made commander of Marines guarding the United States treasury in New York City, serving in this capacity for a number of years. Two years ago he was made a brigadier-general (retired) by a special act of congress.
Stories of the acts of "Hiking Hiram" read like fiction, and reveal both an apparently utter disregard of personal safety and a keen sense of humor. Veterans of the World War swear to the veracity of the story of Col. Bearss standing in a hail of bullets atop the rampart in front of a trench, and yelling "Get down, you damn fool", to a private who reared up his head to see what was going on.
In spite of his indefatiguable energy and indomitable will, through which he gained the sobriquet of "Hiking Hiram" by continuing marches after all others were exhausted, he showed great concern at all times for the safety and well-being of his troops. He was quoted as declaring: "American soldiers are the best soldiers on earth. The secret of handling soldiers is to feed them, see that no other officer bothers them and never ask a man to go where the commander himself will not go."

Tuesday, August 30, 1938

Mrs. Sarah Ellen (BARNES) McINTYRE, aged 77, died at her farm home four miles northwest of Akron at 1:15 p.m. Monday after a three weeks illness due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born on a farm in Fulton county, October 11, 1860. Her parents were Adam and Sarah Ann BARNES. In a ceremony performed August 22, 1878 she was married to Dennie McINTYRE who preceded her in death.
Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre went to live on a farm northwest of Akron where Mrs. McIntyre died. They lived on this farm all of their lives after their marriage, except for five years. The deceased was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Jessie HENDERSON, Akron; Mrs. Alice DAINE, Gilead; and Mrs. Hattie BUCHER, Disko; two sons, Clarence McINTYRE, Athens, and Orval McINTYRE, Rochester; brother, Isaac BARNES, Jr., Akron; four half-brothers, one half-sister and several grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Church of God in Akron with Rev. Leslie HAWTIN officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.

An error was made in the published list of nephews of the late Henry VanBLARICOM, former resident of Rochester, who died in Los Angeles, Cal. last week. The list should have included Alex
CLEVENGER and Oral CLEVENGER of near Fulton.

Wednesday, August 31, 1938

Mrs. Laura A. [SUTTON] POWELL, aged 88, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at her farm home six miles southwest of Akron in Miami county, after an illness of three weeks due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was a life long resident of Miami county and was born on a farm near Gilead, April 23, 1850 and was the daughter of Daniel and Martha SUTTON.
She was married to John H. POWELL on June 20, 1867, in a ceremony which was performed in Peru. Mr. Powell preceded his wife in death. Mrs. Powell was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Inez [POWELL] and Daisy POWELL, who lived with their mother; four sons, Charles POWELL, Peru; Wallace [POWELL] and Ben POWELL, Akron and Daniel POWELL, Macy; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Hill M.E. Church at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. A. C. HOVER of Bunker Hill officiating, assisted by Rev. C. E. DUNLAP of Macy. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mt. Zion.

A son which was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert HOLMES of Winamac, last Friday morning, died on the afternoon of the same day. The mother was formerly Miss Rosemary SHOBE of this city. The funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from the Holmes home in Winamac.

Thursday, September 1, 1938

Born dead Thursday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SHONK who reside on a farm southwest of Leiters Ford a 13 pound daughter, Virginia Fay [SHONK]. The parents, brother and sister survive. Burial will be made at Kewanna Friday afternoon.

An infant daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace WERT, East Seventeenth street, Wednesday eveing, died a short time after birth. The parents, sister and three grandparents survive. Burial was made in the Citizen's Cemetery this afternoon.

Saturday, September 3, 1938

Walker A. MEDARIS, aged 58, a veteran of the Spanish-American war, died at 10:45 o'clock Friday morning in the Woodlawn Hospital. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of one week.
The deceased, a traveling salesman for the Cotta Transmission Corporation of Rockford, Ill., moved to this city from Rockford two years ago. He resided at 402 West Third street.
Born in Owen county, Indiana on August 22, 1880, the deceased was the son of Stephen and Sarah MEDARIS. On January 4, 1910 he was united in marriage to Edna ARMSTRONG. Mr. Medaris was the manager of the Thrift Press, a job printing establishment in Rockford for 18 years prior to the time he moved to Rochester to reside.
The deceased was a member of the Masonic and Elks lodges of Rockford. He also was a member of the Shrine Club at Rockford and was very active in Masonic lodge circles. Mr. Medaris served with Company F of the Eighteenth U. S. Infantry during the Spanish-American war. He was discharged January 2, 1902.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Charlotte [MEDARIS] and Pauline [MEDARIS]; a son, Wendall [MEDARIS]; the mother, Mrs. Sarah MEDARIS; two brothers, Dr. Charles [MEDARIS] and Dr. William MEDARIS, both of Rockford.
The body will be taken to Rockford early Sunday morning where funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon followed by interment in that city.

William BADGLEY, 68, who resides seven miles southwest of Argos, passed away Thursday evening at the Kelly hospital, Argos. Death came following an operation which was necessitated by a bursted appendix. Mr. Badgley became seriously ill Wednesday, however he had been in ill health for the past several months.
William, son of Anson and Martha Ann (ALLEN) BADGLEY, was born July 3, 1870 in Marshall county, where he spent his entire life. He followed the occupation of a day laborer, until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are a sister, Mrs. Charles YATES, of Argos, and a brother, Guy BADGLEY, of Catella, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Claude EATON, of the Santa Ann neighborhood will officiate. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery, at Argos.

Tuesday, September 6, 1938

Solemn requiem mass was held at 9 o'clock Monday morning in the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kewanna for John HINES, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael HINES of Kewanna who was killed instantly in an automobile accident three miles north of Rochester on Road 31 at 1:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Charles SEEBERGER, pastor of the church officiated. Interment was made in St. Ann's Cemetery at Grass Creek.
James HINES, 15, brother of the deceased who was riding with him escaped with a few minor cuts and bruises.
At the time of the accident the youths were returning from South Bend where they had attended the wedding of their cousin, Dr. Joseph CATON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. CATON, Kewanna, and Miss Margaret Katherine McMEEL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo P. McMEEL, of Great Falls, Montana, which was solemnized Saturday morning at the Log Chapel at the University of Notre Dame.
To avoid striking cars driven by George BREWER and S. C. REYNOLDS, both of Rochester, meeting at a point about 300 feet south of the Whippoorwill cross roads, the Hines boy passed on the right of the road. He successfully missed both cars and also the deep ditch on the west side of the road and brought his car back on the highway. As the car returned to the road it overturned. As it overturned the car door opened and crushed the boy's head between the door and the pavement. Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, pronounced death due to a fractured skull.
Following the accident the body of the youth was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here where it was prepared for burial. It was taken to the home of his parents in Kewanna Sunday afternoon where it remained until the hour of the funeral.
John Hines was born in Wayne township on August 5, 1921, the son of Michael and Ella (COSTELLO) HINES and his entire life had been spent in Wayne and Union townships. He was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic church and was a senior in the Kewanna high school. He was a member of the Hi-Y club of that school and a member of their basketball team. He was a member of the Kewanna Boy Scouts Troop No. 38 and was president of the Union township 4-H club. During the summer months he had been employed at the Kroger grocery in Rochester and at the time of the accident he was returning to Rochester so that he could work in the store for the remainder of the day.
The youth's mother, Mrs. Ella HINES, is Democratic vice-chairman of Fulton county and manager of the Fulton county license bureau.
Surviving are the parents, two brothers, James [HINES] and Joseph [HINES], both of Kewanna, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John COSTELLO, of Kewanna.

Albert D. McKEE, aged 69, former local brick mason and contractor died in the Epworth Hospital in South Bend at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening following a major operation one week ago. The deceased who moved to South Bend 16 years ago had been ill for three weeks.
Mr. McKee was born in Fulton county June 3 1869. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Brant McKEE In a ceremony which was performed in this city October 19, 1889 he was married to Elza N. ROUCH.
Mr. McKee lived in Rochester until 1922 when he moved to South Bend. He was engaged in the contracting business while in this city and followed the same occupation in South Bend.
The deceased was a member of the First Christian Church of South Bend transfering his membership from the local church. Mr. McKee was a member of the Rochester Odd Fellows Lodge and was a very active worker in this fraternity.
Survivors are the widow, son Brant McKEE of this city; four daughters, Bess [McKEE] and Gladys [McKEE] at home; Mrs. B. J. SCHMITT, South Bend and Mrs. Elmer HOGOBOOM, Joseph, Oregon; two brothers Virgil McKEE, Kewanna and Ira McKEE, Joseph, Oregon; two sisters Mrs. Phoebe KAHOE, Norman, Oklahoma and Mrs. Emma CARTER, Sanford, Fla., and five grandchildren. A sister Mrs. Eleanor HILL preceded her brother in death.
A short prayer service will be held in the McKee home, South Bend, Wednesday morning after which the body will be brought to Rochester where it will lie in state at the Christian Church from noon until lthe hour of the last rites at 2 p.m.
The services will be in charge of Rev. Ira JONES, South Bend assisted by Rev. Charles MILLS. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The local lodge of Odd Fellows will have charge of the graveside services.

Mrs. David WOLF has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, J. R. KORNER, who passed away at his farm home, 2-1/2 miles southwest of Star City, Monday, September 5th, at 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, September 7th, at 2 o'clock in Star City.

Mrs. Barta TOWN, 65, wife of Charles W. TOWN, passed away Saturday at her home near Argos. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Frank B. BAUER, Niles, Mich.; George A. BAUER, Denver, Colo.; Herbert W. BAUER, Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford BROWN, Denver, Colo; and Mrs. Roy MILLIKEN, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Henry SANDERS, near Richland Center; two brothers, Edward McGRIFF, Hammond, and Albert [McGRIFF], near Argos; three step-sons, Guilford TOWN, Mishawaka; Ronald TOWN, Atlanta, N.J.; and Demoine TOWN, near Rochester; and fourteen grandchildren. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church of Argos, the Women's Benefit Association No. 4, South Bend, and the Ancient Order of Gleaners, Lindley Arbor, of Lydick, Ind.
Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Congregational Christian Church in Argos. Rev. Claude YOUNG, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Lafayette, officiated. Burial was made in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend.
Samuel Rudolph WHITE, aged 21, died at his farm home two miles north of Argos at 2:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon from cancer. He had been seriously ill for three weeks.
The deceased was a life long resident of the Argos community and was born August 16, 1917. His parents were John and Inez WHITE. He was a member of the Argos Methodist Church and graduated from Argos high school in 1935.
Survivors are the parents; sister, Mrs. M. E. GOODYEAR, Chicago; two brothers, Paul WHITE, Elgin, Ill. and John WHITE, of Plymouth; grandmother and a number of aunts and uncles.
The funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Argos Christian Church with Rev. Richard CROWDER, pastor of the church officiating. Burial was made in the New Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.

Wednesday, September 7, 1938

Empson A. HEIGHWAY, aged 87, died at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son Orven E. HEIGHWAY, northwest of Akron. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed an illness of two years. He had been seriously ill for one week.
The deceased was born in Ohio, November 3, 1850 and was the son of Franklin and Mary HEIGHWAY. He came to Indiana from Illinois when he was 21 years of age and has resided here since that time.
In a ceremony which was performed in Akron, February 19, 1874 he was married to Kezia PEEL who preceded him in death 37 years ago. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Heighway during the past few years of his life has lived with his children. He was a member of the Church of Christ at the Sycamore Chapel northwest of Akron.
Survivors are two sons Leslie HEIGHWAY, Bluffton, Ohio, and Orven HEIGHWAY of Akron; two daughters Mrs. Sidney LEININGER, and Mrs. Hugh MILLER, both of Akron; and a brother Frank HEIGHWAY of Akron. Two children preceded their father in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian Church in Mentone at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Sycamore Chapel cemetery northwest of Akron.

Thursday, September 8, 1938

Huntington, Sept. 8. -- Roy Everett OVERMYER, aged 53, Erie railroad engineer, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at his residence at 503 Riverside drive where he became ill suddenly Wednesday morning.
Mr. Overmyer was born June 5, 1885, at Leiters Ford, Fulton county, to John and Mary OVERMYER. He married Ruby Mae LUCAS, and three children, Dorrance [OVERMYER], Darwin [OVERMYER] and Kenneth OVERMYER, are surviving from this union. He later married Inez INK, who is living.
He leaves also his mother, Mrs. Mary OVERMYER, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Sue BLANKENSHIP, Chicago, and a niece, Mrs. Ross SMITH, Los Angeles. His father is deceased.
Overmyer was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The body was removed to the Bailey funeral home where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.

The Rev. Burl M. BECHDOLT, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, will be in charge, and interment will be in Pilgrim's Rest cemetery.

Calvin BARNHART, aged 59, a former resident of Rochester, passed away suddenly Wednesday at his home in LaPorte. The funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Mrs. Clara J. MENTZER, 85, a former resident of Mentone, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Harris, of northeast of Warsaw. Death was due to complications and followed a three weeks' illness.
The deceased was born in Pennsylvania but she resided for many years in the Mentone vicinity. For the past thirty years she had made her home with her daughter.
Surviving are three grandchildren, two half-sisters besides the daughter, Mrs. John HARRIS.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock (C.S.T.) Friday afternoon at the Mentone Methodist church with Rev. O. T. MARTIN, of Warsaw, officiating. Interment will be made at the Mentone cemetery.

Friday, September 9, 1938

Calvin Lee BARNHART, aged 60, former resident of the Tiosa neighborhood died suddenly at his home 501 Ohio Street, LaPorte at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning following a heart attack.
He was born in Tiosa on May 14 1878 the son of Andrew and Caroline BARNHART and has lived in LaPorte for the past 25 years moving there from Plymouth.
He was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Tiosa. He was employed by the Metal Door and Trim company in LaPorte for 19 years and prior to that was a foreman on the Lake Erie railroad for 19 years.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, John [BARNHART], Frederick [BARNHART], Harold [BARNHART] and Robert [BARNHART], all of LaPorte; six daughters, Mrs. Emil ANDERSON, Mrs. Lynn JONES, and the Misses Emma Bell [BARNHART], Beatrice [BARNHART] and Betty Pearl BARNHART, all of LaPorte, Mrs. Willard BUNTON of St. Louis, Mo., and 10 grandchildren. One son preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the O. M. Haverstock chapel in LaPorte. The Rev. F. G. KENNY of LaPorte will officiate and burial will be in Patton cemetery. The remains may be viewed at the home from this evening until Saturday noon.

Mrs. Maude IMHOFF COUGHENOUR and her husband, Bert [COUGHENOUR], former residents of Akron were fatally injured near Melbourne, Iowa September 2 when a gasoline rail car struck their auto at a crossing.
Mr. Coughenour died almost instantly, and his wife died Sunday in the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown.
She is a sister of London [IMHOFF] and Fred IMHOFF, Elma IMHOFF, Mrs. Mandy MURPHY of Akron and Mrs. Dove KERCHER of Mentone. All her brothers and sisters went to Iowa last Saturday and remained for the double funeral services, which were held Tuesday.
Mr. Coughenour is survived by a son, Ralph [COUGHENOUR], by a former marriage.
The couple was killed almost a mile from their farm home. They were enroute to the State Fair at Des Moines.

Monday, September 12, 1938

Funeral services for Thomas BOYER, aged 58, well known farmer of Henry township were held Monday afternoon from the Church of God in Akron.
Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, pastor of the church officiated during the last rites. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.
Mr. Boyer died in the Woodlawn Hospital, Saturday afternoon after an illness of only a few days. He is survived by the widow and five children.
The deceased was a life long resident of Henry township and was born in 1879. His home was five miles southwest of Akron.

Newton O. WALLACE, 81, farmer residing nine miles west of Rochester passed away at his home Saturday evening. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of seven months duration. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends in the western section of the county where he followed the occupation of farming.
Mr. Wallace was born in Fulton county on March 5th, 1857, and when still quite young moved to Wisconsin with his parents. He returned to Fulton county 18 years ago. The deceased was a member of the Christian church.
The survivors are his wife, Susan (BUNN) WALLACE; three sons, G. H. WALLACE, of Liberal, Kans.; John WALLACE, Hugoton, Kans.; Charles H. WALLACE of Beloit, Wis.; a daughter, Mrs. Scott CHITWOOD, Richland Center, Wis.; stepchildren, Floyd BABCOCK and Bert BUNN, of Richland Center, Ind.; A. E. BUNN, of Leiters Ford, Ind.; Mrs. Clyde LOUGH, of Rochester; Mrs. Carrie LOWMAN, of South Bend and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at the Richland Center church at two o'clock Monday afternoon. The body was taken to Wisconsin for burial.

Tuesday, September 13 1938

John F. MERKERT, aged 48, died at his home in Leiters Ford at 8 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of one year due to complications.
He was born in Starke county, January 14, 1890 and was the son of George and Anna MERKERT. On August 16, 1914 he was married to Flossie PIPER in a ceremony which was performed in Knox.
The deceased had been a resident of Leiters Ford for 15 years, moving there from Knox. He was prominent in lodge, civic and political circles in Aubbeenaubbee township during the time he was a resident of that community and had a wide acquaintanceship in the western part of Fulton county.
Mr. Merkert operated an elevator in Leiters Ford for over ten years, ill health causing him to retire from business. He was a member of the Masonic orders at Knox.
Survivors are widow, two daughters, Miss Dorothy MERKERT, Fort Wayne and Miss Madeline MERKERT, Logansport, son Robert MERKERT at home; two sisters, Mrs. Henry FREYLER, New York City, and Mrs. Dorcie McDONALD, Plymouth. A brother Edward [MERKERT] died several years ago.
Funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Leiters Ford at 2 o'clock Wednesday with Rev. M. W. CRIDER a former pastor of the church officiating. Interment will be made in the Oak Park Cemetery at Knox.

Mrs. Joseph A. BEARD, aged 59, died at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her brother, Jess ADKINS, 531 North Pontiac Street. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of one year the last thirteen weeks of which Mrs. Beard was bedfast.
Nella ADKINS was the daughter of William A. and Elizabeth (GRICE) ADKINS and was born at Van Buren in Grant county on July 13, 1879. She was married to Joseph A. BEARD, an oil worker in a ceremony which was performed at Mt. Zion June 22, 1894.
Mrs. Beard had resided in Rochester for five months moving here from Independence, Missouri. Her husband was custodian of the circus winter quarters. Mrs. Beard was a member of the Christian Church at Landisville, Rebekkah Lodge and the Woman's Relief Corps at Marion.
Survivors are the husband; son Van BEARD, Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughter, Mrs. Vernice CUNNINGHAM, Barstow, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle HUPP, Rochester and Mrs. Sadie ROYE, Marion and the brother Jess ADKINS who is now with the ROBBINS BROTHERS CIRCUS which today was in High Point, N.C.
The funeral arrangements were incomplete at the time The News-Sentinel went to press. They will be set when the daughter, Mrs. Cunningham who is now enroute from California arrives in this city. Interment will be made at Warren, Ind.

Wednesday, September 14, 1938

William S. PARKER, aged 74, a life long resident of Rochester, died at his home, 208 Erie Street, at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered four days ago. The deceased had been in ill health for several years.
Mr. Parker was born on a farm near this city August 17, 1864. His parents were Adolph and Mary (WEAVER) PARKER. Mr. Parker was a painter and decorater and followed that occupation during his entire lifetime. For a number of years he was the boss painter of the Huntington division of the Erie railroad.
Mr. Parker was prominent in civic and political affairs in this city for many years. He was a staunch Republican and served in various offices in the Fulton County Republican Central Committee.
Mr. Parker was twice married. In 1886 in a ceremony performed in this city he was married to Florence HAMLETT and in 1927 in a marriage at Marion, Ohio, he became the husband of Lola PARK The deceased was a former member of the Rochester Odd Fellows and Moose lodges.
Survivors are the widow; three sons, Adolph PARKER, So. Bend; Russell PARKER, Rochester, and Fred PARKER, Brunswick, Ga.; four daughters, Mrs. Retha WEBER, Hornell, N.Y.; Mrs. Kathryn KAYLOR, South Bend; Mrs. Mary PEDIGO, Florida, and Mrs. Helen GUTHIER, Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Nora PORTER, and Mrs. Elizabeth T[HRISH]? of Rochester; three brothers, John PARKER, Kewanna, Vernon GOODRICH, Detroit, Mich., and Charles GOODRICH, Rochester, and eight grandchildren. A brother, Daniel GOODRICH preceded in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Eleventh and Jefferson streets, at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may view the body at the Parker residence until the hour of the last rites.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Joseph BEARD who died at the home of her brother, Jess ADKINS early Tuesday morning will be held from the Christian Church at Warren at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH, pastor of the First United Brethren Church of this city, officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Warren. The cortege will leave the Adkins residence, 531 North Pontiac Street, for Warren at 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 15, 1938

Manford REAM, aged 68, who had lived in Rochester all of his life until six weeks ago died at 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of his son Hubert REAM in Toledo, Ohio. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of two years.
The deceased was born on a farm near Rochester and was the son of William and Leah REAM. He was a carpenter and had lived in Rochester during his entire life until six weeks ago when he went to Toledo to make his home with his son. Mr. Ream was a member of the Evangelical Church.
Survivors are two sons, Hubert [REAM] and Roscoe [REAM] both of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Mel WERTZBERGER of this city and Mrs. Emma BEALL, Buchanan, Mich.; two brothers George (Buck) REAM, and John REAM of this city; grandson Robert REAM, Toledo and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held in Toledo, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in that city.

Friday, September 16, 1938

Mrs. D. C. ULREY, aged 43, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. RITTENHOUSE of Akron died suddenly Thursday at her home in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Cause of death is unknown.
The deceased was Lela RITTENHOUSE and she was born in Homestead, Nebraska. She lived in North Manchester for a number of years. Her father was one of the founders of the CKR Company at Akron moving to that city from Liberty Mills ten years ago.
The deceased was married to Dr. D. C. ULREY in North Manchester. She was a school teacher prior to her marriage. Mrs. Ulrey was a member of the Methodist Church in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Survivors are the husband, five children, Elizabeth Jane [ULREY], Mary Ann [ULREY], Karl [ULREY], Barbara [ULREY] and Richard ULREY all at home; parents, three sisters and brother.
The body will be returned to the home of the parents in Akron where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. J. Raymond SCHULTZ, North Manchester and Rev. H. G. TRIPPIER of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at North Manchester.

Word was received today that Frank POLK, uncle of Lewis POLK, of this city, passed away Thursday in a hospital at Wauseon, Ohio. His death resulted from injuries he received in an accident a few days ago. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis POLK will attend the funeral services which will be held in Warsaw, Ind., Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Kate BROWER received word yesterday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Mae PROCTOR, which occurred at her home in Madison, Wis. at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The deceased for many years lived in Rochester at the corner of Fourteenth and Franklin Avenue. She is survived by a son, Roy [PROCTOR]; a daughter, Mildred [PROCTOR], and the sister, Mrs. BROWER. Mr. and Mrs. Brower, Miss Medrith BROWER and Mrs. Kate BROWER left today for Madison to attend the funeral of their relative.

George W. SMITH, aged 63, a life long resident of Rochester, died from a heart attack shortly after 6 o'clock last night. He suffered the attack while backing his car from the garage at his home at the corner of Twelfth and Elm streets.
Mr. Smith's death was entirely unexpected and came as a shock to his many friends in this city. He had been in ill health for several weeks and was suffering from a badly bruised hand which he had suffered while following his occupation as a carpenter.
The deceased was born on a farm near Rochester August 30, 1875 and was the son of Amos and Theresa (HAGEN) SMITH. He was twice married. Both of his wives preceded him in death.
His first wife was Gertrude BURNS whom he married in 1900 and the second was Ella WALTERS, whom he married in 1929. He was a member of the Rochester Odd Fellows Lodge and the Encampment of that order.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred DENNY and Mrs. Wilma HANNAN, both of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Fred SMITH, Rochester and Harvey SMITH, Garrett, and a grandson. A brother, Frank SMITH preceded in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Charles MILLS, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The Odd Fellows lodge will have charge of the graveside service.
Friends may pay their respects at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Eleventh and Jefferson streets until the hour of the last rites.

Ralph MILLER, aged 32, a former resident of Rochester died in Beaumont, Texas, Tuesday morning after an illness of two years due to complications.
The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Fred MILLER, South Bend, former residents of Rochester. He was born September 1, 1906 in South Bend. He was a member of the River Park Methodist Church in South Bend.
Survivors are the parents, brother, Herald MILLER, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte DUBOIS, South Bend and Mrs. Vera ALICE, Plymouth.
The funeral services will be held from the River Park Methodist Church in South Bend at 2 p.m. (DST) Saturday with Rev. L. E. SMITH, Garrett, former pastor of the First Evangelical Church here officiating. Burial will be made in So. Bend.
The body will lie in state in the Earl Hollis Funeral Home in South Bend until the hour of the services.

Monday, September 19, 1938

Mrs. Selena (STEIS) KELSEY, 79, a pioneer resident of Monterey, passed away at her home Sunday afternoon 12:10 o'clock. Death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered last February. Mrs. Kelsey was the widow of Dr. William KELSEY, who was killed by an Erie passenger train at Monterey on December 2nd, 1930.
Mrs. Kelsey was born on a farm near Monticello, Indiana on April 13, 1859. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph STEIS. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Dr. William Kelsey. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Pulaski and Fulton counties. Mrs. Kelsey was a member of the St. Ann's Church of Monterey.
The survivors are a son, Dr. Arthur KELSEY, who resides in Arizona; a daughter, Mrs. Emma WENTZEL, of Denver, Colo.; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary SENNETT, of Monterey.
Funeral services will be held at the St. Ann's Catholic church, Monterey at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Interment will be made in the Monterey Catholic cemetery.

Tuesday, September 20, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. Ray WHITE of Culver have received word from Miami, Florida of the death of Mrs. Daisy "Lawrence" SWEET which occurred August 31. Mrs. Sweet was a niece of the late George ADAMS.

Talbert C. SHORE, aged 76, for many years a resident of this city died in San Diego, Cal., on September 15, relatives in this city have been informed. Death followed an illness of several years' duration.
Mr. Shore was one of the pioneer merchants of Rochester. For many years he operated a grocery store at 504 North Main street. His brothers Kline [SHORE] and Perry SHORE also were merchants of Rochester.
In 1906 Mr. Shore went to San Diego, Cal., where he opened a grocery which he operated for a number of years.
Mr. Shore was born near Rochester and while a resident of this city was prominent in civic, social and church affairs He visited in Rochester four years ago.
Survivors are the widow Allie SHORE, San Diego; two sons Ray E. SHORE, Coronado, Cal. and Anthony SHORE, San Diego; daughter, Mrs. Otama F. RADLBACK, San Diego; and three grandchildren, J. Neville SHORE, Alice Ellen [RADLBECK] and Otama RADLBECK all of San Diego. Earl SHORE and Arthur SHORE are nephews of the deceased.
The funeral services were held in San Diego and interment was made in that city.

Wednesday, September 21, 1938

Argos, Ind., Sept. 21. -- Mrs. William HESSLER received word of the death of her father, J. E. DIX of Bryan, Ohio, Saturday evening on the eve of a celebration planned for Sunday in honor of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Mrs. Hessler left Sunday evening for Bryan where the services will be held.

Ida May SEARCH, 75, who resides on a farm three miles southeast of Kewanna, was found dead in bed, Tuesday morning 8 o'clock by Mrs. W. H. JENNINGS, who with her husband are also occupants of the same residence. A physician who was summoned to the home pronounced death due to a heart attack. Miss Search had been in ill health for the past few days, it was stated, but at no time was her condition regarded as critical.
Miss Search had been a resident of the Kewanna community throughout her entire life having ceen born on the farm where she died. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
The survivors are four nephews, Arthur MILLER, of Rensselaer, Ind.; Floyd MILLER, of Monon; Elva MILLER, of Fowler and Chester MILLER of Bryan, O.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison funeral home, in Kewanna, Thursday morning 10 o'clock. Rev. J. W. NEIL will officiate. Burial will be made in the Shaffer cemetery, near Kewanna.

Charles Henry ZUMBAUGH, aged 79, a life long resident of the Bethel neighborhood five miles southeast of Argos died at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in Petoskey, Mich. The aged man was a hay fever victim and each fall went to Petoskey for relief. Death was due to hay fever and complications.
The deceased was born November 9, 1859 and was the son of Henry and Harriett ZUMBAUGH. In a ceremony on March 4, 1879 he was married to Alice McDONALD who died November 3, 1936. Mr. Zumbaugh followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life. His wife preceded him in death on November 3rd, 1936.
The survivors are five sons, Ervin [ZUMBAUGH], of Garrett, Ind.; Harley [ZUMBAUGH], of Tiosa; Donald [ZUMBAUGH] of Plymouth; Harry [ZUMBAUGH], of Warsaw, and Ray [ZUMBAUGH] of Argos. A brother William ZUMBAUGH of Argos and a sister, Mrs. Simon ZEHNER of Argos also survive.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Argos Christian church. Rev. DAVIDSON will be in charge. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, September 22, 1938

Mrs. Lydia Ann CONN, 85, passed away Thursday morning 1 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Rentschler, who resides two miles southeast of Fulton. Mrs. Conn suffered a fractured hip seven weeks ago and complications which followed resulted in her death. She had been in ill health for the past 17 years. Mrs. Conn had a legion of friends throughout both Cass and Fulton counties.
Lydia Ann [TILDEN], daughter of David Allen and Sarah TILDEN was born on a farm near Decaur, Ind., November 8th, 1852. On March 27th, 1871, she was united in marriage to George M. CONN, who preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Conn was a member of the United Brethren church of Fulton.
The survivors are a daughter Mrs. Andrew RENTSCHLER, of near Fulton; a son, Rev. Howard CONN, of New Castle, Ind.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Miss Carrie CONN and Mrs. Angie ENYART preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Andrew Rentschler home on Saturday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. J. Albert SMITH, United Brethren circuit pastor will officiate. Interment will be made in the Citizens cemetery north of Fulton.

Bruce McHENRY, aged 68, veteran of the Spanish American War and a member of the A. H. Skinner Post of the Spanish American War Veterans of this city died at his farm home three miles east of this city in the Fort Wayne road at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from heart trouble. He had been in ill health for one year.
The deceased was born at Larwill, Ind., October 8, 1869 and was the son of William and Martha McHENRY. He had lived in Rochester for the past forty years moving here from his birthplace. He was a carpenter and roofer.
Mr. McHenry was a sergeant in Company B of 158th Indiana Infantry which was recruited in this city at the outbreak of the Spanish American War. The company was sent to Chattanooga, Tenn. as a replacement unit. Mr. McHenry was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors are eight children, William L. McHENRY, Robert L. McHENRY, Lewis E. McHENRY and Cecil C. McHENRY, all of South Bend; Floyd McHENRY, Kalaupata, H.I.; Mrs. Robert SEIMS, Fort Wayne; Royce [McHENRY] and Audrey McHENRY, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. CONKLE, Rochester, and Mrs. Ada BENKLEY, Texarkana, Ark., and a brother Ralph McHENRY of Saline, Michigan.

The funeral services will be held from the Case Funeral Home at Akron at 10 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Rochester.
The members of the Skinner Post of the Spanish American War Veterans will have charge of the service at the graveside and will pay the dead military honors.

Robert Lewis KREMP, aged 34, Plymouth, Coca-Cola distributor for Fulton, Marshall and Starke counties who was well known in Rochester died in the St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend, at 8:15 o'clock Wednesday evening from pneumonia which developed following an operation performed two weeks ago for gall stones and appendicitis.
The deceased was born in Delphi March 31, 1904 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George KREMP. In a ceremony which was performed in this city October 15, 1930 he was married to Maybelle MOHLER.
Mr. Kremp had been prominent in church, lodge and civic circles at Plymouth since he moved there ten years ago from Jasper. In addition to the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Plymouth, Mr. Kremp was the state beer distributor for Marshall county.
He was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic church, Elks and Eagle lodges, Kiwanis Club and Phi Delta Kappa fraternity at Plymouth and was the president of the Plymouth Country Club.
Survivors are the widow, son Geo. Michael [KREMP], aged 18 months, parents who reside in Washington, Ind., three sisters, Mrs. Rosetta BEITER, Plymouth, Mrs. Lorena DRAW, and Miss Bernice KREMP both of Washington; three brothers Arnold KREMP, Jasper, Earl KREMP, Washington and Ray KREMP, Bedford and the grandmother, Mrs. Louisa KREMP of Jasper.
The funeral services will be held from the St. Michael's Catholic church in Plymouth at 9 o'clock Saturday morning after which the body will be taken to Jasper where services will be held in the St. Joseph Catholic Church at 8:30 a.m. Sunday followed by burial at Jasper.
The body will lie in state at the Danielson Funeral Home in Plymouth until the hour of the last rites Saturday.

Friday, September 23, 1938

Mrs. Rose I. [KEITH] GOULD, aged 74, for many years a resident of Rochester died at 5:25 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of her son, Dr. Lyman GOULD, 3415 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis and followed a long illness. The deceased has been in a coma for a week prior to her death.
Mrs. Gould was born in Lima, Ind. and was the daughter of George P. and Margaret KEITH. She was the widow of Dr. Charles E. GOULD who practiced medicine here for 40 years. Following the death of her husband, December 24, 1924, Mrs. Gould went to Fort Wayne where she made her home with her son. The Gould home in Rochester was at 317 West Ninth Street.
While a resident of Rochester Mrs. Gould was very prominent in social, church and civic activities. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Woman's Club and was one of the charter members of the Manitou Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include the son, Dr. GOULD, two grandchildren, John [GOULD] and Miriam GOULD, Fort Wayne and a nephew Keith RICHTER, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock (DST) Saturday morning at the home of Dr. Gould in Fort Wayne with Dr. George W. ALLISON of Fort Wayne officiating.

The body will then be brought to this city where graveside services are to be held in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at 2 o'clock (CST). Burial will be then. Friends are asked to omit flowers.

Monday, September 26, 1938

Mrs. Mary E. [BROWN] JEWELL, aged 77, widow of the late William E. JEWELL died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at her home 916 South Monroe Street while sitting in a chair preparatory to attending the morning worship service in the Trinity Evangelical Church. Death was attributed to a heart attack and occurred while her daughter Mrs. Belle Fenstermacher went to call at a neighbor's home for a few minutes before leaving to attend church with her mother.
The deceased was born in Fulton county December 5, 1860 and was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah BROWN. She has spent her entire lifetime in this community. Mrs. Jewell united with the Methodist Church in her early life later moving her membership to the Trinity Evangelical church of which organization she has been an active member for over fifty years.
Surviving are three children, Walter [JEWELL], Los Angeles, Cal.; Ida DIELMAN, Fulton; Belle FENSTERMACHER, who resided with her mother; seven granechildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, James [BROWN], city.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. George J. LONG officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Funeral services for Charles RHODES, 58, of near Athens, who succumbed at Woodlawn hospital, Saturday morning, from injuries he received in a train-auto crash near Athens last Wednesday morning, were held at the Athens Church of God, at two o'clock, Monday afternoon. Interment was made in the Athens Mt. Hope cemetery. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron, officiated.
Rhodes, a painter and carpenter, sustained injuries early Wednesday morning when his automobile was struck by an Erie locomotive at a crossing one-half mile east of Athens. The victim was hurled 25 feet down the right of way by the engine. The injured man was found fifteen minutes later by Dean AULT, who rushed the injured man to the Woodlawn hospital, where it was disclosed Rhodes had suffered a fracture of the skull, a punctured lung, fractured leg and arm, and severe cuts about his head.
An embolism was the immediate cause of death, according to Dr. Dean K. STINSON, Fulton county coroner.
A life-long resident of Fulton county, the deceased was born July 14, 1880. He is survived by the widow, Viola [RHODES], his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth RHODES, of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence McINTYRE, of Athens; Mrs. John SMITH, of Mishawaka; a brother, Porter [RHODES], and a half-brother, L. T. ZOLMAN, both of Athens; two half-sisters, Mrs. Faye WAGONER, of Leiters Ford and Mrs. Trudie NELSON, of Mishawaka.

Final rites for William Henry DELP, 63, who died Saturday afternoon, at his home, 1110 South Monroe street, were conducted at two o'clock this afternoon at the Evangelical church. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The deceased was born near Denver, Ind. on June 12th, 1875, the son of Rev. Edward and Mary Ann DELP. He came to Rochester with his parents in 1881. He was married to Mary Effie BLACKBURN in 1894; the ceremony being pronounced at Macy. She died in 1932. In 1932 he married Mrs. Alice WILBURN at Monticello, Ind. For many years, Mr. Delp served as superintendent of the Rochester waterworks plant. Recently he was employed at the Char- Bell theatre. He was a member of the Rochester Baptist Church and the Men's Bible Class of the Evangelical Church and was active in the Knights of Pythias and I.O.O.F. lodges.
Surviving are the widow, Alice; four sons, Harold [DELP], of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Edward [DELP], of this city; Howard [DELP], of Indianapolis; Lawrence [DELP], of Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. E. B. DUNLAVEY, of North Manchester; Mrs. Mary HAYNES and Alice [DELP], both of New York; two brothers, Frank [DELP], of Denver; John [DELP], of Young America; two sisters, Mrs. Emma ZOOK, of Denver, and Flo [DELP], of Albany, N.Y.

Tuesday, September 27, 1938

Lee WAGONER, aged 63, died Monday evening in a hospital in Three Rivers, Mich. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered sometime ago.
He was born in Fulton county and spent all of his life time near Leiters Ford until three years ago when he went to Three Rivers to reside.
The body was brought to the Luckenbill Chapel at Leiters Ford this afternoon. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Among the survivors are a son, Byron WAGONER of Leiters Ford and a brother, Nolan WAGONER of Culver.

Mrs. Laura Ann SPANGLER, 82, a resident of Kewanna for nearly three score years, passed away Monday afternoon 4:30 o'clock at her home on South Main street. Death resulted from complications. Through her long tenure of residency in Kewanna, Mrs. Spangler had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of Fulton county.
Born on October 20th 1855 in Marion, Ohio the deceased was the daughter of Jacob and Margaret MILLISOR. She had been a resident of Kewanna for the past 55 years. On October 30, 1885, she was united in marriage with Addison SPANGLER, who preceded her in death four years ago. Mrs. Spangler was a member of the Kewanna Baptist Church and the Rebekah lodge.
The survivors are three daughters, Jessie [SPANGLER], at home; Maude [SPANGLER], of Detroit; and Mrs. Paul LOFLAND, of Detroit; and two sons, Clifford [SPANGLER], of Fargo, N.D.; and Elmer [SPANGLER] of Milwaukee, Wis.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, September 28, 1938

Funeral services for William Lee WAGONER, aged 65, for many years a resident of the Mt. Hope neighborhood in Aubbeenaubbee township who died in a hospital in Three Rivers, Mich., Tuesday will be held from the Lukenbill Chapel, Leiters Ford at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Rev. PONTIUS of Lapaz will be in charge and interment will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery. The body will lie in state at the chapel until the hour of the last rites.
The deceased was born April 3, 1883 on a farm in Aubbeenaubbee township. He lived in that township all of his life until three years ago when he went to Moore Park, Mich. to reside. His parents were Noah and Elizabeth (KOON) WAGONER.
Mr. Wagoner was twice married. His first wife whom he married in 1890 was Elizabeth BIDDINGER and his second was Mrs. Cynthia JEWELL who he married in February, 1938. His death was due to two strokes of paralysis which he suffered in past month. Mr. Wagoner was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors are the widow, and following children by first marriage, Harley [WAGONER], Berrien Springs, Mich.; Byron [WAGONER], Leiters Ford; Louis [WAGONER], Saginaw, Mich.; Aaron [WAGONER], Chippewa Falls, Wis.; Frank [WAGONER], Argos; 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by the following step-children, Arthur [JEWELL], Moore Park, Mich.; Mrs. Bertha BROWN, Ohio; Edith JEWELL, at home; brother Noah WAGONER, Culver; and four sisters, Mrs. Lettie SEAR, Plymouth; Mrs. Lizzie STURGEON, Mrs. Mellie LaBOUNTY and Mrs. Hettie STURGEON all of Logansport.

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Ann SPANGLER, who passed away Monday afternoon at her home on South Main street, in Kewanna, will be held at the residence Thursday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. HALL of the Kewanna Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, September 29, 1938

Mrs. Tully PONTIOUS died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 3:15 o'clock this afternoon following a major operation performed several days ago. She had been in ill health for several months. She is the mother of Roscoe PONTIUS, manager of the Rochester Telephone Company. Obituary will be carried in Friday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Friday, September 30, 1938

Mrs. Edward INGRAHAM, 23, died at her home in Ronan, Montana, Sunday morning, relatives in this city have been advised. Funeral services and interment was made at Ronan Monday. The deceased was former resident of Rochester and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter TRUE and a granddaughter of Melvin TRUE.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth BURKETT, aged 69, widow of Michael BURKETT committed suicide sometime Thursday afternoon by drowning herself in a horse tank at the home of her brother-in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. William BURKETT who reside on a farm a mile southeast of Richland Center. Despondency over continued ill health is given as the cause of the tragedy.
The body of Mrs. Burkett was found by her sister when she returned to her home shortly after 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Burkett left their home in the morning, Mr. Burkett on a business mission and Mrs. Burkett to attend a church society meeting.
When the Burketts drove into the barnlot at their home Mrs. Burkett spied what she thought was a chicken floating on the top of the horsetank. Going to the tank she made the grewsome discovery of her sister's death. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and said that death had occurred from five to six hours before the body was found.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county. She was born Oct. 26, 1868 and was the daughter of Harrison and Margaret DUDGEON. Her husband Michael BURKETT died in 1934 since which time the deceased had lived with her sister Martha [BURKETT], the wife of her dead husband's brother. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burkett resided on a farm one mile north of Rochester in Road 31 for many years. Mrs. Burkett was a member of the Methodist Church at Richland Center.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Martha BURKETT and Mrs. Margaret FOSTER and number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Richland Center at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Elmer JONES officiating assisted by Rev. Jerome ZECHIEL. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.
The body will lie in state at the Methodist Church in Richland Center from noon Saturday until the hour of the last rites.

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Rebecca PONTIOUS, who passed away Thursday afternoon 3:10 o'clock at the Woodlawn hospital, following an illness of three weeks duration, will be held Saturday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Evangelical church. Rev. George J. LONG, pastor of the Evangelical church will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Margaret Rebecca [WAGONER], daughter of Solomon B. and Sarah Ann (GREGSON) WAGONER, was born on a farm near Rochester. She had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity throughout her eitire life and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this community. Upon reaching womanhood, she was united in marriage to Tully PONTIOUS. Mrs. Pontious was a member of the Rochester Trinity Evangelical church.
The survivors are her husband, Tully PONTIOUS; a daughter, Miss Ruth Ann PONTIOUS, of Indianapolis; two sons, Roscoe D. PONTIUS, of Rochester, and Howard A. PONTIOUS, of Chicago. A granddaughter, Marcia PONTIUS, of Rochester, and five nephews and four nieces also survive.
The body will lie in state at the Pontious residence, 1018 Monroe street after 5 o'clock Friday evening, where friends may call.

Saturday, October 1, 1938

Mrs. M. J. TATMAN, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 29, at the home of her son O. T. TATMAN of Aztec, New Mexico. Funeral services were held at Aztec today according to word received here by her daughter, Mrs. B. O. SMITH. The deceased was a former resident of Rochester.

Monday, October 3, 1938

Mrs. Sarah SHUMAN, 406 Ohio street, received word Sunday of the death of her brother, Alva B. WELLER, aged 69, which occurred at his home near Roann yesterday.
Mr. Weller had been in ill health for several years but was seriously ill for only 10 days.
Besides the widow who was Ida JAMESION he is survived by the following: two sons, Chester [WELLER] and Forest [WELLER]; two daughters, Martha [WELLER] and Betty Bell [WELLER]; three grandchildren; three brothers, Charles WELLER, Twelve Mile; Clinton WELLER, Fulton; and Mike WELLER, Batavia, Ill., and his sister, Mrs. SHUMAN.
The funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon from the home of the deceased. Interment will be made at Roann.

Wednesday, October 5, 1938

Word has been received here of the death of Ed W. ESSIG of Manila, Arkansas following an operation performed several days ago in a Topeka, Kansas hospital. Mr. Essig was a resident of the Mentone neighborhood for many years. He is the father of Charles H. ESSIG of this city.

Thursday, October 6, 1938

Mrs. Philip [Rebecca Belle] NICODEMUS, 74, died at her home in Peru at 1 a.m. Thursday morning following a three-year illness.
She was a former resident of Athens and Sugar Grove neighborhoods. Funeral services will be held at Church of the Brethren in Peru, Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in Mexico.
Survivors are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Lee ORPHIT, of Peru and six sons, all of South Bend, Brant [NICODEMUS], Ross [NICODEMUS], Joe [NICODEMUS], Nile [NICODEMUS], Verro [NICODEMUS] and Lloyd [NICODEMUS]. She is the aunt of Joe EWING of Rochester.

Friday, October 7, 1938

Frank GUISE, aged 70, life long resident of Aubbeenaubbee township who resided on a farm in the Zion neighborhood southwest of Leiters Ford, was found dead in bed this morning at 6:30 o'clock by his wife when she went to call him for breakfast. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, stated that death was due to a stroke of apoplexy.
Mr. Guise's death was entirely unexpected. He had worked at his trade that of cement mason at Argos all of Thursday. His wife talked to him when she got up at 6 o'clock this morning to prepare Mr. Guise's breakfast. When Mr. Guise failed to answer her calls Mrs. Guise went to his bed and found that death had occurred.
The deceased was born on a farm located on the Pulaski-Fulton county line December 15, 1867. His parents were William and Ella (THOMAS) GUISE. In a ceremony which was performed in this city December 20, 1891 he was married to Ida DECKER.
Mr. Guise during his entire lifetime followed the occupation of farming and cement mason. He was a member of the Zion Methodist Protestant Church.
Survivors are the widow, son Arthur GUISE, Hammond; two daughters, Miss Hazel GUISE, Knox and Mrs. Edith WILHELM, Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie RUNKLE, Akron, Mrs. Mollie HAY, Denver and Mrs. Emma WOLF, Kewanna; three brothers, A. P. GUISE, Hammond, Simon [GUISE] and Ben GUISE, Denver; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son Lester GUISE preceded his father in death.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Zion Methodist Protestant Church. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Bruce Lake.

Mrs. Joseph MAUS, aged 71, who resided on a farm near Tiosa, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday in the Woodlawn Hospital after an illness of six months due to complications. She had been confined in the hospital for the past four weeks.
The deceased was born December 28, 1866 on a farm near Mexico and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James LIGHT. Shortly after her marriage February 28, 1884 she moved to the Tiosa community to reside and has lived there ever since that time. She has been a member of the Tiosa Brethren Church for over 30 years.
Survivors are the husband, daughter, Mrs. Raymond RIDDLE, Tiosa; 5 grandchildren, Mrs. Ralph AUGHE and Mrs. Basil SCOTT, Kokomo, Robert [MAUS], Joe [MAUS] and Richard Lewis [MAUS] all of Tiosa. A daughter Mrs. Jessie LEWIS died in 1918.
The funeral services will be held from the Tiosa Brethren Church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. O. C. LEMMERT in charge. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.

The body will lie in state at the Maus farm home after Friday evening until the hour of lthe last rites.

Cecil BAIR, aged 40, a member of the advisory board of Aubbeenaubbee township, died at 3 o'clock Thursday morning in the Elmwood Apartment in Warsaw after an illness of over one year which followed a stroke of paralysis. Immediate cause of death was a streptococcic infection of the blood.
Mr. Bair with his father, Royal BAIR, moved to the Mt. Hope neighborhood north of Leiters Ford eight years ago from Kendallville. They operated a large farm which they devoted to the growing of potatoes and onions.
After moving to Aubbeenaubbee township Mr. Bair became active in all civic and church affairs He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Bourbon but taught a class in the Sunday school of the Mt. Hope Methodist Protestant Church. His wife was Kathryn GANSHORNE of Bourbon.
Survivors are the widow, son Teddie BAIR, aged 9, both of Warsaw; daughter Beverly [BAIR]; two brothers Willis [BAIR] and Ross [BAIR] of Kendallville and a sister who resides in Fort Wayne.
Chapel services will be held in Warsaw at 1:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon after which the body will be taken to Bourbon where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. from the United Brethern Church.
Rev. Claude EATON pastor of the Mt. Hope Methodist Protestant Church will assist in conducting the funeral services. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Bourbon.
Pallbearers have been selected as follows: Guy DAVIS, Vernard GOODMAN, Dale DAVIS, Whitney KLINE, Everett GOODMAN and Wayne KLINE. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence KLINE will sing and will be accompanied by Mrs. Guy DAVIS.

Dr. James L. BABCOCK, aged 76, mayor of Rochester died at his home 1301 South Main Street at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Death was due to heart trouble which followed injuries which he received December 30, 1937 in an auto accident in front of his home when cars driven by him and Clyde MILLER farmer of near Kewanna collided.
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The deceased was a life long resident of this community and was born in the Ebenezer neighborhood south of this city. He was a dentist and operated an office above the Black and Bailey hardware store for many years.
The accident which resulted in his death occurred on his fifty-first wedding anniversary on the eve of a dinner which Dr. and Mrs. Babcock were to give to the members of his official city family and councilmen.
Dr. Babcock was elected mayor of Rochester four years ago on the Republican ticket. He has been active in church, civic and lodge circles here for many years.
His wife is the only immediate survivor. An obituary will be carried in the News-Sentinel Saturday.

Saturday, October 8, 1938

Logansport, Ind., Oct. 8, (INS) -- Samuel O. BERMAN, 56, publisher of the Logansport Pharos-Tribune and prominent business man, died at the Billings Memorial Hospital in Chicago today after an illness of more than a year.
The publisher came to Logansport in 1904 after having operated retail stores in Elwood and Kokomo. He spent most of his childhood in Chicago.
Survivors are two brothers, Abe [BERMAN] of South Bend; and Harry [BERMAN], of St. Paul, Minnesota; and three sisters, Mrs. Rae DRUCK, of St. Paul; Mrs. Fanny CLYMAN, of Chicago; and Mrs. Sarah CEZCH, of Miami Beach, Florida.
-- S. O. Berman was well known in this city where he had often visited. For a number of years he spent his summer vacations in a cottage on the north shore of Lake Manitou. He came here many times with Logansport booster committees on various projects in which Rochester and Logansport business men were interested.
Mr. Berman for many years was the manager of the Logansport Ottos baseball team. This team and baseball nines from Rochester met many times both in Logansport and in this city.

Funeral services for Dr. James L. BABCOCK, aged 74, mayor of Rochester who died at his home, 1301 South Main street, Friday afternoon, will be held from the First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Monday. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the church will officiate with Rev. George J. LONG assisting. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Baptist Church from noon Monday until the hour of the last rites. The body will be at the Babcock home until the time it is moved to the church. The Odd Fellows lodge will give their ritualistic service at the graveside.
Dr. Babcock has been in ill health for nearly a year due to nervous trouble which was aggravated by injuries he received December 30, 1937 on his fifty-first wedding anniversary when his car and one driven by Clyde MILLER, farmer of near Kewanna, collided in front of his home.
The deceased was born near Peru, March 27, 1864 and was the youngest son of the Rev. James R. BABCOCK, circuit riding Baptist minister and Catherine (ONSTOTT) BABCOCK. He had lived in Fulton county since a child.
Dr. Babcock, who was better known by his many friends as "Lennie" BABCOCK, was educated in the schools of this city and later graduated from the Northwestern University School of Dentistry. For many years Dr. Babcock operated a dental parlor in rooms above the Black and Bailey hardware store. He also practiced dentistry in Shoshone, Idaho for two years.
Dr. Babcock was a life long Republican and served his party in many capacities. He had served as delegate to state and national conventions at various times. In November of 1934 he was elected Mayor of Rochester on the Republican ticket, a post which he occupied at the time of his death.
Dr. Babcock bore the reputation of being a progressive administrator of the city's affairs. He, last winter with other civic leaders, fought abandonment of the privately owned steam heating plant which supplies much of the business district here and only recently saw a PWA grant for an $80,000 water works improvement job and a $50,000 municipal airport project signed.
The mayor also was known for his championing of the interests of the Lake Manitou association which in the past 20 years has made Rochester one of the more desirable and progressive resort areas of the state.
Dr. Babcock was active in church and lodge affairs as well as civic and political ones. He was a member of the Baptist Church and had been a trustee of the First Baptist Church of this city. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Mt. Horeb Encampment, Masons, Knights of Pythias and Independent Order of Redmen lodges.
Dr. Babcock was an ardent horseman and in the past owned a number of horses which appeared in races both on Indiana county fair tracks and on the Grand Circuit. He served as an official of both the old and new Fulton county fair ground associations. In later life he did not lose interest in horse racing and on numerous occasions was an official both at county fairs in Indiana and at the Indiana state fair at Indianapolis.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city, December 28, 1886, Dr. Babcock was married to Miss Nellie STEVENS. They lived on a farm south of this city for seven years after their marriage and both then enrolled in the Northwestern University school of dentistry and received their degrees April 2, 1897. Mrs. Babcock is the only immediate survivor except several nieces and nephews.

Frank B. HETZNER, 68, died in Woodlawn hospital at 8:30 p.m. Friday night after an extended illness with carcinoma of the liver. He had resided at the H. A. REITER residence, 521 Pontiac street until he was removed to the hospital, recently.
He was born May 30, 1870 in Peru and lived there for several years. His parents were Michael and Rebecca HETZNER. He followed the blacksmithing trade and was a member of the Evangelical church. He was better known by his many friends as Tony HETZNER.
Survivors are one son, Alfred [HETZNER] of Peru; two daughters, Mrs. L. J. KURZ, of Peru; and Mrs. Bert FRY, of Denver; three sisters, Mary [HETZNER], of Elkhart, Emma [HETZNER], of Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Julia DAVIDSON, of Rochester; three brothers, William [HETZNER], of Toldeo, Ohio; David [HETZNER] and Ed [HETZNER] of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Foster funeral chapel. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Monday, October 10, 1938

Miss Lou HOOVER, aged 70, for many years a resident of this city died at 4 o'clock this morning from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered yesterday while visiting in the home of her step-sister, Mrs. Samuel LOWMAN who resides on a farm three and half miles northwest of Akron.
Miss Hoover has been in ill health for the past two years due to heart trouble. She resided at 913 South Madison street.
Miss Hoover was born in Ohio and came to Indiana with her parents John and Sarah DOLPH when she was a young girl.
Mr. Dolph died and his widow married Samuel HOOVER who legally adopted the deceased as his daughter.
Miss Hoover was a seamstress and for many years was in charge of the alteration department of the M. Wile & Sons department store. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors are the step-sister, Mrs. LOWMAN, niece Mrs. Lois BYRON, Joliet, Ill., and a nephew Kenneth SINGLETON, Chicago, Illinois.
The body has been moved to the Zimmerman Funeral Apartment. The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, October 11, 1938

The funeral services for the late Dr. James L. BABCOCK, mayor of Rochester, which were held from the First Baptist Church Monday afternoon were largely attended. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by relatives and friends of the deceased.
The services were in charge of Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the church who was assisted by Rev. George J. LONG, pastor of the Trinity Evangelical Church. The ministers in their sermons paid tribute to Dr. Babcock both as a man, a member of his profession and as a citizen of this community.
The Rochester Odd Fellows Lodge gave their ritualistic service at the graveside. Dr. Babcock had been a member of the Odd Fellows lodge for over fifty years. This was the first fraternal organization with which he affiliated. He had been a member of the board of trustees of the lodge for a number of years.
The cortege which was over a half mile long was routed over Main street to Third and then west to the Odd Fellows Cemetery. A special detail of Indiana State Police on motorcycles and in cars preceded and followed the funeral party which included not only members of the immediate family, but members of the city council, the dead mayor's appointees, members of the Odd Fellows lodge and many friends.
All business houses, factories and public buildings in Rochester were closed during the hours of the services and the time that the cortege wound its way to the cemetery. The flag in front of the court house was at half mast from the time of the mayor's death until after the last rites for the dead city official.
The pallbearers were all professional men. They were Dr. M. O. WILSON, Dr. Russell L. SPARKS, Dr. C. E. GILGER, Dr. M. O. KING, Dr. Harold ILER, and Dr. G. E. WHITE, Argos who had been a classmate of Dr. Babcock at the Northwestern University school of dentistry.

Charles BITTERLING, a farmer residing near Monterey, passed away at his home during the noon hour Monday. Death resulted from complications following an illness of 18 months duration. Mr. Bitterling, 74, who had been a resident of the Monterey community since he was three years old, had a large acquaintance of friends throughout both Pulaski and Fulton counties.
The deceased who was the son of John G. and Elizabeth BITTERLING was born in Ohio on November 4th, 1863. On February 16th, 1888, he was united in marriage to Amanda OVERMYER. Mrs. Bitterling passed away ten years ago. Mr. Bitterling was a member of the Lutheran church.
The following children survive, Mrs. Edna REPPERT and Mrs. Oma BASTIEN, both of Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. Dorothy HINTON, of Beverly Shores, Ind.; George BITTERLING, of Kewanna; Charles BITTERLING of Winamac; Mrs. Ruth PETERSON and Mrs. Mabel RHINEHOLT, of Monterey; Mrs. Clara GUISE, of Leiters Ford and Arthur BITTERLING, of Winamac. Thirty-five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Monterey Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. SCHROER, of Rochester, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Monterey cemetery.

Wednesday, October 12, 1938

Plymouth, Ind., Oct 12, (INS) -- Samuel SCHLOSSER, 63, head of the Schlosser Bros. Creameries, of this city passed away early today in a Frankfort, Ind. hotel according to word received here by relatives. Death is believed to have resulted from a heart attack.
Mr. Schlosser is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter, all of this city.

Mrs. Romey LIMBAUGH, aged 58, a former resident of Aubbeenaubbee township died at her home in Berwick, Ohio, Tuesday morning relatives here have been informed. Death was due to carcinoma and followed an illness of eighteen months.
The deceased was born in Tiffin, Ohio January 24, 1880 and was the daughter of Philip and Magdalene SWIGART. She was twice married. Her first husband Frank Boyer DELONG preceded in death. Later she was married to Mr. Limbaugh.
The Limbaugh family resided in Aubbeenaubbee township until 12 years ago when they moved to Berwick. Mrs. Limbaugh was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church at Berwick.
Survivors are the husband, daughter Mrs. Elizabeth RHINEHART, Berwick; mother Mrs. SWIGART of this city; three sisters Mrs. Emma ADAMS, Rochester, Mrs. Edward VanKIRK, Amberg, Wis., and Mrs. Katherine MOORE, Tiffin, Ohio; three brothers Charles [SWIGART] and Samuel SWIGART, South Bend and Richard SWIGART, Chicago and a grandson.
The funeral services will be held from the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tiffin at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. Interment will be made in the Catholic Cemetery at Tiffin.

Thursday, October 13, 1938

William O. STRONG, 92, formerly of Henry township, passed away Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. F. Newhouse, at the western edge of Peru, Ind. Death was attributed to complications following an illness of several years duration. Mr. Strong had resided in Peru for the past 12 years, moving there from the vicinity of Akron when ill health forced his retirement. The deceased had a host of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county where for scores of years he followed the occupation of farming.
Mr. Strong was born on a farm in Portage county, Ohio, on December 27th, 1845. He was united in marriage in 1869 with Elizabeth ANDERSON. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church.
The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. A. F. NEWHOUSE, of Peru; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel of the Drake funeral home on West Third street, Peru, Ind., at two o'clock, Friday afternoon. The Rev. P. L. MAST, pastor of the United Brethren church will officiate. Interment will be made in the Akron cemetery.

William A. WITTERS, aged 72, passed away at the Fulton County Home at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday night. Death followed a long illness.
The deceased was the son of James and Elizabeth WITTERS of Lucerne. He was one of eleven children and spent most of his life in and around Logansport and Lucerne.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Stephen LEAGUE, Gary and several nieces and nephews among them, Mrs. Earl WYNN of this city.
Funeral services will be held from the Zion church near Lucerne at 2 o'clock Saturday with burial in the Zion Cemetery.

Friday, October 14, 1938

Mrs. Clara [SMITH] FORSYTHE, 63, a former resident of this city, passed away Friday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Harley, of Tippecanoe, Ind. Death resulted from dropsy following an illness of several months.
Mrs. Forsythe was born near Tippecanoe, on Sept. 17th, 1875. She was the daughter of William and Emily SMITH. The survivors are her mother, Mrs. Emily Smith and her sister, Mrs. John HARLEY, of Tippecanoe.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon two o'clock at the Tippecanoe M. P. church. Burial will be made in the Tippecanoe cemetery.

Saturday, October 15, 1938

Elbe BEEHLER, 57, passed away at his farm home four miles southwest of Plymouth, Friday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock. Death resulted from complications following an illness of six months duration. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
The survivors are his wife, Etta BEEHLER; two sons, Floyd BEEHLER, of South Bend; Art BEEHLER, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Peter NEMETH, of South Bend, and Ferne BEEHLER, of Niagara Falls.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. CRAMER will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Trinity Church in Plymouth. Burial will be made in the Plymouth Oak Hill cemetery. The body will be returned from the Johnson & Son funeral home, Saturday afternoon where friends may call at the Beehler farm home up until the hour of the funeral.

Ben DOLPH, 71, died at his home in Akron at 5:30 Friday evening following an illness with a throat infection. He had been in poor health for more than a year.
He had been a resident of Akron most of his life and had been engaged in custom butchering business. His parents were, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher DOLPH. He is survived by his wife, Leona PEARSON DOLPH and two daughters, Mrs. Frank TAYLOR of Akron and Mrs. Everett PLOTNER of Akron, one sister, Mrs. Curtis GINN of Warsaw and a brother, Joseph DOLPH, Tippecanoe.
Funeral services will be held from the home in Akron at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Monday, October 17, 1938

Peru, Ind., Oct 17. -- The will of William O. STRONG, former resident of Akron, who died last Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. F. NEWHOUSE, at the west edge of Peru, was filed for probate in Miami circuit court Saturday.
Mrs. Newhouse is to be paid a reasonable sum for his board and keep from the date of the will, June 22, 1931, until the time of his death. She is also to receive one-third of the remainder of the estate, while another one-third is to be divided between two grandchildren, Ruth WOLF and Orville FRIEND. The other one-third is to be divided among four children of a daughter, Goldie DUFF -- Evelyn HOLLOWAY and Harold [DUFF], Beatrice [DUFF] and George DUFF. However, $500 advanced to Evelyn Holloway is to be deducted from her share.
Personal property is estimated to be worth $750, while no valuation for the real estate is given. The daughter, Mrs. Newhouse, is named executrix.

Through an incomplete report of the death of Elbe BEEHLER which was received Saturday from a Plymouth correspondent, the names of several survivors were not carried in the obituary. Besides the deceased's immediate family, he is survived by his father Charles BEEHLER, of Rochester, three brothers, Alva [BEEHLER] of Leiters Ford, Lee [BEEHLER] of Culver and Earl [BEEHLER], of Flora, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Ida UTTER of Rochester.

Mr. Beehler was married to Etta R. HOLLAND in March of 1907.

Tuesday, October 18, 1938

Mrs. Leota BRUCE, aged 75, died at her home in Howell, Michigan, Sunday night after an illness of one year's duration. Mrs. Bruce, wife of Stephen BRUCE, was born near Leiters Ford and spent all her life in and around Kewanna until about 10 years ago when she moved to Howell, Michigan.
Those surviving are the husband; one son, A. BRUCE of Detroit, Michigan and 3 daughters, Mrs. Earl GUISE, South Bend; Mrs. Walter ASH, Howell, Michigan, and Mrs. Ferry ROTH of Washington and 7 grandchildren.
The body will arrive in Kewanna Tuesday evening and funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at a place to be announced later.

Albert Leroy SHEETS, 53, life long resident of Fulton county passed away Monday, 11:30 a.m. at his home in Akron. Death resulted from paralysis following an illness of three years duration. Mr. Sheets had a host of friends throughout both Henry and Rochester townships.
The deceased who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. SHEETS was born in Fulton county on July 31st, 1885. He was married to Goldie WILHOIT in 1908; the ceremony being pronounced in Akron. Mr. Sheets followed the occupation of a mechanic and garageman.
The survivors are his mother, Mrs. J. B. SHEETS, with whom he lived; two sons, Robert L. SHEETS; Emerson SHEETS, both of Akron and a grandson, Dennis Wayne SHEETS of Akron. His wife preceded him in death on June 23rd, 1921.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at the Akron Methodist church. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron.

Lucerne, Ind., Oct. 18. -- Mrs. Mary Emma [HALL] DECK, 68 wife of George DECK, retired Cass county farmer, passed away at 5:45 o'clock Sunday evening at her home in Lucerne. Death followed an illness of three months.
The deceased was born Feb. 22, 1870, in Cass county, the daughter of Thomas and Susan HALL, and was a lifelong resident of this community. Mr. and Mrs. Deck would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Nov. 22 this year. They resided on a farm near here until three years ago when Mr. Deck retired.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel WOLFORD, Walton; Mrs. Edith ELEY, Argos; a son, Russell [DECK], Lucerne; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles [HALL], Lucerne.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Zion M. E. church. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Wednesday, October 19, 1938

Frank J. NORDMAN, 64, of Akron, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the home of his nephew, John NORDMAN, who resides south of Akron. Death resulted from complications. Mr. Nordman had been in ill health for the past two years.
Frank J., son of John and Amka NORDMAN was born in Germany on May 10th, 1874 and came to America when still a young man. He had resided in Akron for the past ten years where he was engaged in business. The deceased was a member of the Akron Lutheran Church.
Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Irene WATTS, Washington, D.C., Mrs. J. D. BRUCHMANN, Rock Island, Ill.; and Verna [NORDMAN], of Moline, Ill.; a brother, Albert [NORDMAN], of North Manchester; and a sister, Mrs. Eilt SCHIPPER, of North Manchester.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon two o'clock at the Fairview church, southeast of North Manchester.
Rev. STUM, of Columbia City, Ind., will be in charge of the services.

Mrs. Roy PLETCHER received word this morning of the death of her half-brother, C. O. PHILLIPS which occurred at his home in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday morning.
Mr. Phillips was reared in this city and for several years was the principal of the Columbia school. He was teaching school in Akron, Ohio at the time of his death. While in Rochester he was prominent in school, church, lodge and civic activities.
Survivors are his widow, Ida PHILLIPS, daughter, Mrs. Ruth DICKERSON, San Jose, California, half-sister, Mrs. Roy PLETCHER and a nephew, C. R. SWINEHART, Chicago.
Funeral services will be held in Akron at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon after which the body will be brought to Rochester where last rites will be conducted from the Val Zimmerman Apartment at 3 p.m. Friday. Interment will be made in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Thursday, October 20, 1938

Monterey, Ind., Oct. 20. -- Mrs. Nora SMITH NEISWENDER, 60, affiliated with a grocery store in Ora for the past ten years, passed away at her residence in Ora Wednesday afternoon following a six months' illness.
The deceased was born Feb. 8, 1878, in Ohio, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. SMITH, and came to Ora as a child. She married Homer NEISWENDER, December 26, 1929, at Knox, and is a member of the Rebekah lodge of Ora.
Surviving besides the husband are three brothers: Ralph [SMITH] and Ora SMITH of Plymouth, and John SMITH of Argos. Funeral rites will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth, Rev. DAVIDSON officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Lucerne, Ind., Oct 20. -- Becoming suddenly ill Tuesday afternoon, Delmar UMBARGER, 45, farmer residing one mile east of Lucerne, died at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home. Death resulted from heart disease.
The Umbarger family resided near Adamsboro until they moved to the farm east of Lucerne, two years ago.
Surviving are the widow, three daughters, Eva [UMBARGER], Mary [UMBARGER] and Ellen [UMBARGER], all at home and a brother, Howard [UMBARGER], of Florida.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Lucerne but will be returned to the residence Thursday morning.
Funeral rites are pending, while waiting word from the brother.

Mrs. Hilda [HAMMOND] BALL, a former resident of the Beaver Dam community north of Akron died at her home 263 Eastern Avenue, Indianapolis, Wednesday afternoon relatives have been informed.
She was the daughter of John and Martha HAMMOND (deceased) and was born on a farm near Beaver Dam where she lived for a number of years or until her marriage to Robert N. BALL.
Survivors other than the husband are a daughter, Miss Bernice BALL, Indianapolis and three brothers, Clem HAMMOND, Wilbur HAMMOND and Burwell HAMMOND all of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Montgomery Funeral Home, 1622 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis after which the cortege will drive to the cemetery at Palestine, Ind. wher interment will be made.

Friday, October 21, 1938

Warsaw, Oct. 21. -- Walter SONGER, 19, former Mentone high school basketball star, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Hardy SONGER of Burket, died Thursday afternoon in the McDonald hospital where he was admitted Wednesday after being removed from Crawfordsville where he had been attending Wabash college. Death was due to a brain abscess.
The young man was a member of the Wabash college football squad. He was a sophomore in the school. In 1935 the husky six-footer led the Mentone Bulldogs through the Warsaw sectional and Auburn regional basketball tournaments. His team was defeated by Michigan City in the opening game at the state tournament at Indianapolis.
Surviving are the parents and a brother, Hardy SONGER, Jr., a freshman at Wabash college. The elder Songer is coach of the Burket high school.
The body will be removed to Veedersburg, birthplace of the deceased, where final rites will be conducted Saturday. Burial will be [in] the Veedersburg cemetery.

Mrs. Ella [YOUNG] MOYER, 75, for many years a resident of the Argos community, passed away Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Truman Ward who resides 12 miles southeast of Rochester. Death was attributed to complications which followed an attack of influenza which she suffered three weeks ago.
Mrs. Moyer was born on a farm in Cass county on July 18th, 1863. She was the daughter of David and Barbara YOUNG. Her first husband, J. O. KELSEY preceded her in death a number of years ago. In the year of 1921 she was united in marriage to Elza MOYER. Mrs. Moyer was a member of the Corinth church at Twelve Mile.
The survivors are her husband, of near Argos, 2 daughters, Mrs. Truman WARD, of near Fulton; Mrs. Alice DENNISON, of Walton, Ind.; a son Alva KELSEY, of Muncie, Ind.; and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie CROOKS, of Twelve Mile.
Funeral services will be held in the Corinth church, Saturday afternoon, one o'clock. Rev. J. J. DODDS, of Mexico, in charge. Burial will be made in the Twelve Mile cemetery.

Saturday, October 22, 1938

Mrs. Etta M. [KREIDER] METZGER, aged 78, died at 10 o'clock Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George ROSS, 1315 South Madison Street. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of three weeks.
The deceased was born May 4, 1860 on a farm near Argos and was the daughter of Christian and Sarah (WRIGHT) KREIDER. She was married April 3, 1879 to Augustus R. METZGER in a ceremony which was performed at Richland Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Metzger for many years lived on a farm one mile north of this city in Road 31. Mr. Metzger was a livestock buyer. Mrs. Metzger had lived in and near this city for the past sixty years. She was a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and W.B.A.

Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Blanche ROSS, a sister, Mrs. Emma SHAFFER, Argos and two nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Ross residence at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects at the home of Mrs. Ross after 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning.

Monday, October 24, 1938

John Loren JOHNSTON, 68, well known farmer, residing three miles north of Leiters Ford, was found dead in a pasture on his farm at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning. Mr. Johnston had driven an auto back to the pasture and it is believed he suffered a stroke of apoplexy while he was attempting to crank the car. He had been in ill health since last July, however his condition had not been regarded as extremely grave.
John Loren, son of William and Elizabeth JOHNSTON, was born in Marshall county in 1870. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Ida WAGONER; the ceremony being pronounced in Rochester.
Mr. Johnston was always active in the political and social affairs of Aubbeenaubbee township and was a former president of the Leiters Ford bank. He had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties. The deceased was a member of the South Germany church.
The survivors are his wife; a daughter Mrs. William OVERMYER, of Laketon; a grandson; and two sisters, Mrs. Belle WILSON and Mrs. Erdine O'BLENNIS, both of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of the Stull Memorial Methodist church of South Bend will be in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, at Leiters Ford.

Funeral services for Luke HERENDEEN, aged 74, retired farmer of near Silver Lake, who was fatally injured here Saturday night in an automobile accident, will be held from the Eel River Church near Silver Lake, Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
Mr. Herendeen's death occurred in Woodlawn Hospital at 8:50 o'clock Saturday night from a fractured skull and internal injuries. He also suffered two fractured limbs when he was struck by a car driven by Virgil DORAN, aged 46, mail carrier of Burket, as he was crossing westward in Main street at Thirteenth. The accident occurred at 7:30 o'clock.
The deceased who had lived here during the past eight months with his son, Dr. E. V. HERENDEEN, 128 West Thirteenth Street, staff physician at Woodlawn Hospital. It was the aged man's custom to spend a part of each evening at the Heyde Filling Station at the corner of Main and 13th streets.
Mr. Herendeen had just left the station to return to his son's home a block away when he walked directly into the path of the Doran car. It is believed he was watching an auto in front of the Doran machine and did not see the second car until too late.
Sheriff Lester KING, Chief of Police Paul WHITCOMB and State Patrolman Estil BEMENDERFER conducted an investigation of the crash. They did not hold Doran. Marks on the pavement disclosed that the Burket man had stopped his car within 15 feet. Doran was partially blinded by a long line of cars southbound in Main Street bearing football fans who had attended the Carnegie Tech-Notre Dame game at South Bend, Saturday afternoon.

Doran was accompanied by his daughter, Miss Della DORAN, Rev. Ora C. BOGUE and Cooper EHERENMAN, all of Burket. They were returning home after attending the funeral of Matt SONGER, son of Hardy SONGER, Burket basketball coach, which was held in Veedersburg, Saturday afternoon. Songer, a Wabash college sophomore died in a hospital in Warsaw, Thursday from a brain abscess. He was an all-state center in 1935 when a member of the Mentone high school basketball team.
Following the accident, Mr. Herendeen was taken in the Zimmerman Brothers ambulance to Woodlawn Hospital. His son first learned of the accident which had befallen his father when he in his official duties, was asked to care for the injured man. Death occurred about 90 minutes after Mr. Herendeen was admitted to the institution.
The deceased was born near Silver Lake on Dec. 11, 1863, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine HERENDEEN and all of his life had been spent in that community. Following the death of his wife two years ago, he had come to Rochester to live with his son, who is the only survivor.
The body is at the Summe funeral home at Silver Lake.

Tuesday, October 25, 1938

Mrs. David [Lillie VanDUYNE] KRATHWOHL, aged 65, of 329 North Pontiac Street passed away in the Woodlawn Hospital at 3:05 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death followed an illness of nine weeks which followed an attack of appendicitis.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm in the Green Oak neighborhood south of this city. Her parents were Elias and Martha (LOWMAN) VanDUYNE.
In a ceremony which was performed in Rochester June 6, 1897 she was married to David KRATHWOHL. The deceased had been a resident of Rochester for the past twenty years.
Survivors are the husband; four daughters, Mrs. Earl GRAHAM and Mrs. Mat BURCH of this city; Mrs. Orlen STURGEON near Leiters Ford and Mrs. Harry TEEMS of Huntington; a son Robert KRATHWOHL, Rochester; sister, Mrs. Lulu BURKETT, Rochester; two brothers Otto VanDUYNE, Washington, D.C. and Frank VanDUYNE, Rochester; two half-brothers Charles FAUROTE, Rochester and Ed FAUROTE, Macy; six grandchildren and number of nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Mrs. Roy WOLFORD and Miss Ida VanDUYNE preceded in death.
The last rites will be conducted from the Trinity Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. G. L. LONG officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Krathwohl home in North Pontiac street until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Anna [B. NEWELL] INSLEY, 78, widow of Anson [B.] INSLEY died at her farm home one mile south of Fulton at 11 o'clock Monday morning. Death followed an illness of one month due to complications.
The deceased was born in Ireland, February 15, 1859 and came to this country with her parents, Thomas and Anna NEWELL when she was 17 years of age.
In a marriage ceremony which was performed in Royal Center, April 28, 1877 she was married to Anson B. INSLEY. He died December 1, 1932.
Survivors are three sons Othel [INSLEY] and Guy [INSLEY], Fulton; and Reed INSLEY of Walton; two daughters, Mrs. Blanche BENTZ, Logansport, and Mrs. Hazel ROACH, Dearborn, Mich.; eight grandsons and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J. W. MILLER, pastor of the Fulton United Brethren Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Wednesday, October 26, 1938

Miss Wilma LARRISON today received word of the death of her grandfather, John LARRISON, 84, which occurred at his home in Amboy early today from injuries which he received last Friday when he fell at his home. In the fall the aged man fractured the bones in his right hip.

Friday, October 28, 1938

Nancy Ellen [CLEVENGER] NYE, 82, died at her home east of Athens at 6:50 Thursday evening following a short illness. Old age caused her death.
Her many friends in the Athens neighborhood knew her as a most benevolent person. She was a member of the Athens U.B. Church.
Born in Fulton county, Sept. 15, 1856, she spent her lifetime in the county. In January 1880 she was united in marriage with Isaiah T. NYE, who preceded her in death by five years.
Survivors are two sons, Lawrence Rella NYE, of Chicago, Ill., Arthur NYE, of Mishawaka, a foster daughter, Gertrude JOHNSON UTTER, wife of Harley UTTER; six grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Church of God in Akron with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Mrs. Teresa KESSLER, aged 72, who had many friends in Rochester died at her home in Akron at 5 p.m. Thursday. Death was due to a blood clot in the heart and followed an illness of four days.
The deceased was born on a farm in the Lincoln vicinity near Akron August 14, 1865, and was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Harriett BELL McCLANHAN.
In a ceremony which was performed in Akron January 20, 1897 she was married to the late Sheldon KESSLER.
Survivors are four children Mrs. Bertha ENGLE and Howard KESSLER, Cedar Lake, Adrian KESSLER, Fort Wayne and Mrs. Beulah HOFFMAN, Huntington, fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Akron Church of God with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mentone.

Monday, October 31, 1938

Peter KESLER, aged 77, a life long resident of Fulton county died at 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his farm home in the Beaver Dam community north of Akron. Death was due to arterio-sclerosis and followed an illness of one week.
The deceased was born on a farm near Talma September 11, 1861 and was the son of Abraham and Symety KESLER. He was married to Mary FISH, who survives. In his early life Mr. Kesler followed the occupation of mason and plasterer but in later years was a farmer.
Survivors other than the widow, are two sons, Estus KESLER, South Bend and Russell KESLER, Bell, California; three daughters, Mrs. Lester MILNE, Hammond, Mrs. Earl BICK, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Clifford MILLER, Claypool; two brothers, Max KESLER, Akron and Joseph KESLER, Claypool and a sister Mrs. Sarah GRETHER, South Bend.
The funeral services will be held from the Talma Christian Church at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township.

Mrs. E. H. KENNEDY, aged 66, wife of Rev. E. H. KENNEDY retired Methodist minister and resident of this city and Macy for a number of years died at 12:20 o'clock Sunday afternoon in a hospital at Kokomo following a major operation submitted to there one week ago. The Kennedy home was at 217 West Ninth Street.
The following obituary about Mrs. Kennedy was taken from a Kokomo newspaper:
Mrs. E. H. Kennedy, 66, mother of Mrs. March Haynes, Mrs. H. W. Haddle and Mrs. J. P. Frederick of Kokomo, died in St. Joseph hospital Sunday at 12:20 o'clock, following an illness of the past two weeks. She had been in ill health for some time and was brought to the hospital from her home in Rochester when the illness became serious. Death was attributed to a complication of ailments.
Mrs. Kennedy was born in Ohio, Oct. 1, 1872, and on Jan. 12, 1898, she was married to the Rev. E. H. Kennedy in Knox, Ind., the marriage ceremony being performed by her father, the Rev. A. F. GODWIN. As Mr. Kennedy is a preacher, they resided in several locations, the last being Rochester. Mr. Kennedy retired several years ago, his last pastorate being Tippecanoe.
Mrs. Kennedy is survived by five children, Mrs. H. W. HADDLE and Mrs. March HAYNES of Kokomo, William H. KENNEDY of Rochester, Malcolm KENNEDY of Seymour, and Mrs. J. P. FREDERICK of Kokomo; six brothers and sisters, William GODWIN of Jasper, Mich., Mrs. Alice LARKINS of River Rouge, Mich., Mrs. J. E. PINNICK of Rochester, the Rev. I. R. GODWIN of Akron, Ind., Mrs. Viola ZIMMERMAN of Waynesboro, Va., and Mrs. O. A. GARNER of Okmulgee, Okla. She is also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral services will be held at the Grace M.E. church in Kokomo Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. L. W. KEMPER officiating, assisted by the Rev. Hurd Allyn DRAKE. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 o'clock Wednesday morning until the hour of the funeral. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.

Tuesday, November 1, 1938

Judge John REIDELBACH, 71, for several years judge of the Pulaski county circuit court, died at his home in Winamac at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to heart trouble. The jurist had been given oxygen during the past week in an effort to prolong his life.
Judge Reidelbach was well known in this city and had served as both judge and lawyer in the Fulton circuit court on many occasions. He was widely known throughout northern Indiana for his legal wisdom and when a private lawyer had a large practice.
Judge Reidelbach had been in failing health for several years and early this year sought relief in hospitals and clinics in the east and at Mayo Brothers in Rochester, Minn. He suffered a relapse about one week ago while preparing a decision and never recovered from the same.
Judge Reidelbach was elected as judge of the Pulaski circuit court in 1936. He had been associated in the law business at Winamac with his brother, Louis, for many years.
He had lived in the Winamac territory for more than 35 years.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Fred GROSS, of Winamac, Mrs. Evelyn WICKHAM, of Gary, and Miss Catherine [REIDELBACH], at home; a son, Cletus [REIDELBACH], of Gary; two brothers, Louis [REIDELBACH], of Winamac, and Fred [REIDELBACH], of Beaver township, Pulaski county; and a sister, Mrs. BACHMAN, of Ohio.
No funeral arrangements have been made.

Wednesday, November 2, 1938

Henry A. REITER, 79, widely known CIGARMAKER and resident of Rochester who was better known by his legion of friends as "Ad" REITER died at his home, 521 Pontiac Street at 3:10 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from heart trouble. He had been in failing health for a number of years but seriously ill only a few days.
The deceased was born in Bucyrus, Ohio, July 27, 1859 and was the son of Jacob and Susan (BAIR) REITER. The Reiter family moved to Rochester from Bucyrus 61 years ago since which time the deceased has resided here.
Mr. Reiter operated a CIGAR FACTORY in Rochester for many years, the last time in the TROUTMAN building at the northwest intersection of Main and Fifth streets. His "Model" cigar was widely known throughout Indiana. His last brand of cigars was the "Circus City" which he built to honor the ROBBINS and COLE circuses after they located their winterquarters in Rochester.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city he was married to Helen V. KEELEY who preceded him in death August 5, 1936. Mrs. Reiter was a member of the German Reformed Church and the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Mr. Reiter was a noted cornetist and played in every band which was formed in Rochester since his residence in this city. With his death the only living member of the EMRICK CORNET BAND formed here in 1870 is Viv ESSICK. For many years Mr. Reiter played in the CITIZENS BAND.
Survivors are a daughter, Miss Helen REITER at home; a son Samuel REITER of Fort Wayne, a brother Judge Virgil REITER of Hammond, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The late Marion REITER was a brother of the deceased.
The funeral services will be held from the Reiter home in North Pontiac street at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. Daniel S. PERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Funeral services for Circuit Court Judge John C. REIDELBACH, 67 years old, of Winamac, who died at his home in that city yesterday morning, will be held from St. Peter's Catholic Church in Winamac at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. Burial will be made in the Winamac Catholic cemetery.
Judge Reidelbach died of heart disease after an illness of several years duration. He was a noted lawyer and jurist and had served as joint state senator from Pulaski and Cass counties at the 1915 and 1917 legislative sessions.
He was appointed judge of the Pulaski county circuit court in 1935 by former Governor Paul V. McNUTT when the circuit was created and was elected to a full term in 1936. He was a member of the Pulaski county and Indiana state bar associations, Modern Woodmen's lodge, Holy Name Sociaty and the Fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus.
The members of the Fulton County Bar Association have been officially notified of the death of Judge Reidelbach by the officers of the Pulaski County Bar Association. A large delegation of lawyers from Fulton county, headed by Judge Robert E. MILLER, will attend the last rites in Winamac, Thursday morning.

Logansport, Ind., Nov. 2. -- Mrs. Margaret C. BANISTER, 81, native of Fulton county and a resident of this city since an early age, passed away at 5:15 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of a granddaughter here, Mrs. Catherine GABY, 1804 Woodlawn avenue.
Born in Fulton county, near Fulton, Mrs. Banister, the widow of John BANISTER, moved here at an early age and had resided in this city for the remainder of her life.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bessie HERD, of Peru, two sons, George KILMER, Indianapolis, and Walter BANISTER, of Wabash; a brother, George STETSON, of this city; and the following grandchildren, Mrs. GABY, LaRue KILMER, Peru; Lucille [KILMER] and Margaret [KILMER], Indianapolis, and Catherine E. BANISTER, of Peru.
The deceased was a sister of the late Frank STETSON of Rochester and is an aunt of Ray STETSON and Mrs. Hugh HOLMAN, both of Rochester.
The body was removed to the Easterday funeral home here where friends are invited to call. Funeral rites will be held at the Easterday chapel at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. J. W. JENKINS officiating, assisted by Rev. Charlotte BARNES, of Peru. Burial in Rochester.

Thursday, November 3, 1938

William W. FIELDS, 54, died at his home one mile west of Richland Center at 7:30 Thursday morning following a long illness with tuberculosis.
The deceased was born in Tipton county, March 12, 1884. He lived there 22 years before coming to Fulton county where he had lived for the past 32 years. In 1920 he and Ethel CLINGENPEEL were united in marriage in Rochester. He was the son of the late John and Emma FIELDS.
Throughout his lifetime he followed the occupation of farming.
Survivors are the widow; three sons, Cecil George [FIELDS], of South Bend; Junior [FIELDS] of Kewanna; Chester Earl [FIELDS] of Rochester; three daughters, Thelma [FIELDS] of Chicago; Betty [FIELDS] of North Liberty and Loraine [FIELDS] of South Bend; one grandson; and the following brothers and sisters, Chester [FIELDS], of Richmond, Ind.; Verraldo [FIELDS], of Huntington; Joshua [FIELDS] of South Bend; Leonard FIELDS and Lavina McCARTY of Indianapolis; Cecil [FIELDS], of Kewanna. One brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held from Burton church Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in Moon cemetery near Leiters Ford.

Ora MOSHER was called to North Judson Wednesday evening on account of the death of his mother Mrs. Blanche MOSHER, who died at about 11:00 last night. Mrs. Mosher is well known in this city where she has often visited in her son's home.

Mary Etta FREESE KEITZER, 74, died at her home near Monterey at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday following an illness of two months duration.
She was born April 20, 1864, in Pulaski county near Monterey, the daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth FREESE, and lived in that neighborhood all of her life.
On Sept. 6, fifty-five years ago she was united in marriage with Henry KEITZER. She is a member of St. Ann's church and Rosary Sodality.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. A. J. KELSEY, of Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. G. G. FOWBLE, of Hobart; three sons, Charles [KEITZER], of Monterey; Wilbert [KEITZER] of Hammond; Robert A. [KEITZER] of Ft. Wayne; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Laura CAMPBELL of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and a brother, Frank FREESE, of near Leiters Ford.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Ann's Catholic Church at Monterey with Rev. John SCHALL officiating. Burial will be made in St. Ann's Catholic cemetery at Monterey.

Mrs. Frank LUNSFORD, aged 66, a former resident of Richland township, died at her home in South Bend at 12:15 o'clock, Thursday morning after an illness of four years due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born on a farm in Fulton county in 1872 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BRUCE. She was married to Frank LUNSFORD and lived on a farm near Richland Center until sixteen years ago when the family moved to South Bend to reside. Mrs. Lunsford was a member of the United Brethren Church at South Bend.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Lloyd [LUNSFORD] and Harry LUNSFORD; two daughters, Mrs. Earl DAVIS and Mrs. Mace RHORE and six grandchildren, all of whom reside in South Bend.
The funeral services will be held from the Richland Center Church at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. James WILSON of South Bend, officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at South Bend.

Following an illness of six years duration, Emil Forest BRANDAL, 58, passed away Wednesday afternoon, three o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth BRANDAL, who resides northeast of Kewanna. Mr. Brandal was born at Ora, Ind., on October 29th, 1880.
Surviving with the mother, are two brothers, Sherman BRANDAL, of Kewanna and Bert BRANDAL, of Colorado. Funeral services will be held at the Todd funeral home, in Kewanna, Friday afternoon one o'clock. Rev. D. D. LAVENGOOD, of the Bruce Lake Community Church will officiate and interment will be made in the Center cemetery, at Bass Lake, Ind.

Friday, November 4, 1938

Mrs. Nellie BABCOCK, mayor of the City of Rochester, received word late Thursday of the death of her brother, Schuyler C. STEVENS, 72, which occurred at his home in Kokomo.
Mr. Stevens was a former resident of this community and was reared on a farm in the Ebenezer neighborhood south of this city. His death was sudden and followed a heart attack.
Funeral rites will be conducted in Kokomo, Saturday afternoon followed by burial in that city.

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. KENNEDY, wife of Rev. KENNEDY, retired Methodist minister, was held at the Grace Methodist Church, Kokomo, on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2, 1938.
Mrs. Kennedy died Sunday following an operation at the St. Joseph Memorial hospital, Kokomo. Funeral was conducted by Rev. L. W. KEMPER, D.D., pastor of Grace Church, Kokomo, assisted by Rev. A. H. DRAKE, D.D., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Kokomo, and Rev. R. ROSS-SHANNON, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, Rochester. The interment took place in the new Memorial Cemetery, Kokomo.
The numerous beautiful floral tributes, coming from loved ones and friends and nearly every pastorate served by the Kennedys during their more than 41 years in the ministry, were arranged around the pulpit, platform and casket making a most impressive effect upon all who beheld it.
Those attending the funeral from Rochester were as follows -- Mrs. R. J. SCHEID, Capt. and Mrs. O. I. MINTER, Mr. and Mrs. M. CRAIG, Mrs. ELLIOTT, Mrs. R. POWELL, Mr. E. L. POWELL, Mrs. Mary BITTERS, Miss Mary LEITER, Mrs. C. VIERS, Mrs. M. O. KING, Mrs. Chas. DAVIS, Miss Jane LEITER, Mrs. M. E. CONOVER, Mr. Charles STURKINS, Rev. and Mrs. R. ROSS-SHANNON.

Jessie Irene AULT CLARK, 55, formerly of Macy, died Thursday morning at 11 o'clock in St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bend, following a major operation performed last Friday.
She was born Dec. 24, 1882, the daughter of Frederick and Susan AULT. She was married to Murrell CLARK. For the past fifteen years the deceased has been a resident of South Bend.
She was a member of the Macy Methodist Church.
Survivors are the husband, three sons, Lawrence [CLARK], Estil [CLARK] and Kenneth [CLARK], all of South Bend; one granddaughter, Judith Kay CLARK; three sisters, Mrs. Geffe ABSHIRE, of Roann; Mrs. Earl SOWERS and Miss Mary AULT of Macy. Two children preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from Macy Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. H. K. SCHONDELMAYER, of the Christian Church and Rev. Charles DUNLAP, of Macy Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be made in Plainview cemetery near Macy.

Saturday, November 5, 1938

An error was made yesterday in The News-Sentinel when the names of Arthur [CRAIG] and Maxine CRAIG were omitted in the list of local persons who attended the funeral services for the late Mrs. J. A. KENNEDY in Kokomo, Wednesday.

Mrs. Irene RAY, aged 62, was instantly killed and her husband, Louis RAY, 65, was seriously injured when they were struck by a car driven by Miss Mae KERN of Athens, at 5:15 o'clock Friday afternoon.
The accident occurred one mile east of Rochester in Road 14, midway between the One Horse Grocery and the home of the Rays, which in other days was known under the name of "The Farm."
The accident occurred while Mr. and Mrs. Ray were walking to their home after a shopping trip to Rochester and Miss Kern, bookkeeper in a local elevator, was on her way to her home in Athens.
Witnesses stated that the Rays were walking on the south side of the road while traveling east and were not facing traffic as they should have been under Indiana state law but were walking with the same.
At the time a blinding rainstorm was in progress which obstructed Miss Kern's view of the road. Miss Kern was watching a child riding a bicycle and was attempting to avoid striking the youngster when the accident occurred.
First persons on the scene were James COPLEN, Simon BAILEY, George REAM, Harry ALLISON and Mr. and Mrs. Otto WEIMER. They found that Mrs. Ray had been killed instantly and called an ambulance to have Mr. Ray moved to the Woodlawn hospital.
It was found that Mrs. Ray's death had been caused by a fractured skull, a severed limb and other injuries. Mr. Ray suffered a fractured skull it was found after an examination at the hospital. Mr. Ray's condition is considered critical but doctors believe that he will survive. Up until today he had not regained consciousness but spent a restful night.
Miss Kern collapsed after the accident and was taken to her home in Athens. She has been placed under the care of a doctor.
Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, and Sheriff Lester KING made an investigation of the accident and obtained statements from witnesses. The inquest probably will be held as soon as the exact condition of Mr. Ray has been determined.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray moved to this city from Plymouth in 1933. Mr. Ray has been on WPA as a laborer most of the time since his arrival in this city. He is a native of Norton, Virginia.
Survivors are the husband, daughter, Mrs. Martin CARTER of this city, a grandson, Rex CUNNINGHAM, Wabash; brother, Joseph TEDROW, Bourbon, five half-brothers who reside in Battle Creek, Mich., and a sister who lives in South Bend.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. James CALL of the Church of God officiating. Interment will be made in a cemetery at Bremen.

Monday, November 7, 1938

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene RAY, 60, who was killed in an auto accident east of this city during a blinding rainstorm Friday evening, were held from the Foster Funeral Home, Sunday afternoone. Interment was made at Bremen.
Mrs. Ray was instantly killed and her husband, Louis RAY, was badly injured when they were struck by an automobile on the north shore drive of Lake Manitou as they were walking to their home.
Mr. Ray who suffered a fractured skull in the accident has been resting easy at Woodlawn Hospital. He is conscious at intervals.
An investigation of the accident is being conducted by Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, who will hold his verdict open until the outcome of Mr. Ray's injuries are determined.

Tuesday, November 8, 1938

Hiram HOFFMAN, aged 79, bachelor cobbler and harness maker of Akron died at his home in that city at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered August 21, 1938.
The deceased was born in Akron, August 19, 1859 and was the son of Henry and Mary Magdalene HOFFMAN. He lived in Akron all of his life except for a few years when he resided in Kansas. He was employed in a shop in Akron owned by Gail HARSH. He was a member of the Moose Lodge.
Survivors are three brothers, Noah [HOFFMAN] and Samuel HOFFMAN, both of Akron and Lloyd HOFFMAN of Glendale, Cal.; three sisters, Ida HOFFMAN, Glendale, Cal.; Mrs. Adeline MILLER, Three Rivers, Mich., and Mrs. Anna WILHOIT of South Bend, [and] twenty-four nieces and nephews.
The funeral arrangements for Mr. Hoffman had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Argos, Ind., Nov. 8. -- Funeral services were held Tuesday from the residence for Dorothy HALSEL STRATTON, 41, who died Saturday night at her home in Carmel. She had been ill several weeks. Burial was made at Carmel.
Officiating at the funeral was Rev. SPITLER of Friends' Church, Carmel.
The deceased was born south of Argos, March 1, 1897, daughter of Tobias and Edith MOW HALSEL. She accompanied her family to Argos and after graduation from high school located in Indianapolis. There she married Elmer STRATTON who with their son survive her.
For the past several years Mrs. Halsel had been employed as secretary of Baker Brothers' Furniture company
Survivors besides the husband and son, Richard [STRATTON], are: the mother, Mrs. Edith HALSEL, Plymouth; two sisters, Lillian HALSEL, Chicago, and Ruth HALSEL, Plymouth; brother, Fred L. HALSEL, Plymouth.

Samuel P. HELMICK, 85, passed away at Kelley hospital, Argos, Ind., Monday morning. Death resulted from complications which followed a hip fracture suffered by Mr. Helmick five weeks ago. The aged citizen had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Eley, of Argos, for the past eight years.
Mr. Helmick was born, Nov. 25th, 1853 on a farm in Indiana. His wife preceded him in death about 45 years ago. He resided in Lucerne and Talma for a long number of years. He was a member of the Lucerne Methodist church.
The survivors are two daughters Mrs. Pearl ELEY, of Argos; Mrs. Marguerite WYNN, of Lucerne, and two sons, Gaylor [HELMICK] of Wisconsin and Melner [HELMICK] of Texas.
Funeral services will be held at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, Wednesday afternoon two p.m. Rev. Richard CROWDER will be in charge. Interment will be made in the Winamac cemetery.

Wednesday, November 9, 1938

Funeral services for Hiram HOFFMAN, who passed away at his home in Akron, Tuesday morning, will be held at the Akron Brethren church Thursday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron Citizens cemetery.

William [Abner] SCHRADER, farmer residing five miles west of Kewanna, passed away at his home, Tuesday morning. Death was attributed to a heart attack, however, Mr. Schrader had been in ill health for the past several years. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Pulaski counties.
William Abner, son of William and Sarah SCHRADER, was born at North Grove, Miami county, on November 2, 1862. On August 23, 1891, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth GRAF, the ceremony being pronounced at North Grove. Mr. Schrader, who had resided in the vicinity of Kewanna since 1911 was a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge.
The survivors are his widow; three sons, Earl [SCHRADER], Russell [SCHRADER] and Ralph [SCHRADER], all of Pulaski county; a daughter, Mrs. Grace MURRAY at home; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at the Schrader home, Thursday afternoon at one o'clock. Rev. W. R. CLAFLIN, of Winamac, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Winamac cemetery.

Thursday, November 10, 1938

Mrs. Mary BUTCHLER has received word of the death of her brother, Jacob W. GEIK, aged 76, who died at his home in Plymouth Tuesday. The deceased was reared on a farm in this county. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon in the Christian Church at Plymouth with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery there.

Mrs. Hannah Jane (Jennie) BRYANT, a pioneer resident of this community passed away Wednesday afternoon, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lon ZIMMERMAN, 117 W. 12th street, this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several weeks duration. Mrs. Bryant had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Henry township in which localities she had resided for a long number of years.
Hannah Jane [LARAMORE], daughter of George and Sarah LARAMORE was born in Knox, Ind., on November 23, 1859. She removed to Fulton county when still a young girl and upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Nelson G. BRYANT. Her husband passed away on October 15th, 1915. For a period of approximately 60 years Mrs. Bryant resided in the Athens community. The deceased was a member of the Church of God.
The survivors are three sons Charles D. [BRYANT], of Knox; Lloyd F. [BRYANT], of near Athens; Lester L. [BRYANT], of Chicago; four daughters, Mrs. Fern ZIMMERMAN and Mrs. Lena BOWEN, both of Rochester; Mrs. Blanche MARTIN, of Watseka, Ill.; Mrs. Clara GAST, of near Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Lou BRYANT, who resides north of Athens.
Funeral services will be held at the Athens Church of God, Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Rev. CALL, of Rochester will officiate. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
The body will lie in state at the Lon ZIMMERMAN home, where friends of the family may call up until the hour of the services.

Friday, November 11, 1938

Mrs. Agnes MILLER GINTHER, aged 69, wife of John GINTHER, died at 11:50 o'clock Thursday night at her home in East Rochester after an illness of one year due to complications.
The deceased was a life long resident of this city and was born April 3, 1869 the daughter of Silas and Sarah MILLER. In a ceremony which was performed in this city May 3, 1890, she was married to John Ginther. Mrs. Ginther was a member of the United Brethren Church.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. James HOLLARMAN, of Peru, and Mrs. Genevere HALTERMAN, of Mishawaka; three sons, Harry [GINTHER] and Lester GINTHER, Rochester, and Silas GINTHER, of New Albany; two brothers, Emmett MILLER, Canton, Ohio and Vincent MILLER, of this city; fourteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Two children, Unas Mae [GINTHER] and Mildred Rose [GINTHER] preceded her in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Saturday, November 12, 1938

Mrs. William SNYDER received word yesterday of the sudden death of her nephew Kenneth BRYANT, aged 6, which occurred at his home in Deer Creek Friday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder will attend the funeral services for the boy which will be held in Deer Creek Sunday afternoon.

Monday, November 14, 1938

Peru, Ind., Nov. 14. -- Mrs. Bernice MERCER SULLIVAN, 56, wife of Hazen SULLIVAN, died at 10 o'clock Saturday night at the home of her nurse, Mrs. Louis NELP, Sr., 63 North Huntington street.
Mrs. Sullivan's husband and her father, Schuyler MERCER, operate the Sanitary Milk company. Mr. Mercer is a former state senator.
The deceased was born in Peru on Oct. 11, 1882. She was married on December 18, 1901, to Hazen SULLIVAN. Surviving with the father and the husband are three children, Rosanna [SULLIVAN], Mercer [SULLIVAN], and Betty [SULLIVAN], all at home.
Mrs. Sullivan was a member of the First Baptist Church. The body was removed to the Allen funeral home where final rites will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. W. HERRING in charge. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery.

J. W. KESSLER, aged 70, a former resident of Fulton county died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rody PRINOSKI in North Judson at 8 o'clock Sunday evening. Death was due to cancer and followed a long illness.
The deceased was born on a farm in Newcastle township November 20, 1868 and was the son of Simeon and Rowena KESSLER. He has not lived in Fulton county for a number of years.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. PRINOSKI, two sons, Joseph KESSLER, Itava, Ill., and Paul KESSLER, Reed City, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth BARR, Talma and Mrs. Enos FEECE, Culver. A daughter preceded her father in death twenty-nine years ago.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church in Talma at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with burial in the cemetery at Talma.

Tuesday, November 15, 1938

Henry B. GENTRY, 36 years old, who was well known by a number of local circus people, died in Johns Hopkins hospital at Baltimore, Md., Saturday evening.
Mr. Gentry, a former resident of Bloomington, Ind., where he operated a hotel, was a son of the founder of the Gentry Bros. Dog and Pony Shows. For several years he had made his home with his mother, Mrs. H. B. GENTRY, Sr., at New Albany, Ind., until his recent illness. Mr. Gentry was a graduate of Indiana university and a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Surviving besides the mother are two sisters, Miss Elizabeth GENTRY, New Albany, and Mrs. John CONDON, Chicago, and a brother, Robert GENTRY, New Albany.
Funeral services were conducted in New Albany, Monday afternoon.

Peru, Ind., Nov. 15. -- Fred LEDGETT, about 60, former well known local resident and equestrian director and bareback rider with the Sells-Floto and Wallace circuses for many years, died at his home, 811 Kishwaukie street, Rockford, Ill, at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon after a seven months' illness of a throat ailment. Mr. Ledgett had made his home in Peru for about 44 years, going to Rockford last winter.
Mr. Ledgett was born in Kenosha, Wis. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Irene LEDGETT, two daughters, Margaret [LEDGETT] of Chicago and Ann [LEDGETT] of Monticello, Ill., and three brothers, residing in Rockford.
The deceased held a life membership in the Elks lodge in Decatur, Ill, and was a member of the Shrine in Rockford.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Rockford, but the time was not set. Burial was in the Rockford cemetery.

Wednesday, November 16, 1938

Peru, Ind., Nov. 16. -- Joseph BERGMAN, age 77, prominent Peru business man and father of three Notre Dame football stars, died yesterday in Dukes Memorial Hospital after a week's illness of paralysis.
During the oil boom here from 1897 to 1899 Bergman was an official of the Klondike Oil Company. Afterward he operated a lead mine at Joplin, Mo. Later he was active in the Peru Canning Company. He retired about eight years ago while operating a grocery and restaurant. He was curator of the Miami County Historical Society's Museum until his health failed.
Surviving are the three sons, who made football history, Arthur BERGMAN, now football coarch at Catholic University, Washington, D.C.; Joseph BERGMAN, Chicago; Alfred BERGMAN, Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd SMITH, Indianapolis, and Miss Henrietta BERGMAN, Peru.

Monday, November 21, 1938

John LOW, aged 81, prominent and widely known resident of Akron died at 11 o'clock Saturday evening in the Woodlawn Hospital after an illness of seven weeks which was due to complications.
The deceased was born on a farm near Gilead the son of Cornelius and Saphrina LOW and for many years was a farmer in the Gilead community. He retired twenty years ago and moved to Akron where he has since resided.
Mr. Low was married to Salona LONGNECKER who preceded her husband in death five years ago. The deceased was an active member of the Masonic lodge.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Tim BAKER of this city, Mrs. Loren STUCKER, Akron, a son Ross LOW, Logansport, a brother Don LOW, Columbia City and four grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Low home in Akron with Rev. E. E. TRIPPIER pastor of the Akron Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Gilead.

South Bend, Nov. 21. -- Lowell LYNCH, 22, of Niles, Mich., and Ellsworth GEPHART, 22, of Mishawaka were killed near here early Sunday, when they were struck by an auto driven by Ralph CHOATE, of Niles. The youths had been involved in an accident and were on the 4-lane highway inspecting the damage to their vehicle when struck by the Choate automobile, authorities stated.

-- The Lynch youth was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Will LYNCH former residents of Akron, Ind. Mrs. Claude ROUCH of this city is an aunt of Loyell LYNCH.

Wednesday, November 23, 1938

Indianapolis, Nov. 23. -- J. E. JOHNSTON, 56, jury commissioner, former real estate and insurance broker and for the past year Continental oil company bulk plant manager here, died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday six miles east of Logansport beside the wreckage of his car.
The machine had struck a low concrete culvert abutment west of the Half Way Inn after leaving the concrete pavement a few yards east of that point, going out of control and crashing quarterwise against the wall.
Dr. M. B. STEWART, Cass county coroner, said Merle HARRIS of Walton, operator of the Charles KNAUSS salvage yards, Peru, going east, was a witness to the crash. Harris told Sheriff Dewey SCHMIDT he saw the crash. It appeared that Johnston lost control of the car as he was coming west from an early morning call on the Hilltop station near Peru which sold gasoline and products under him.
Rites will be held for the deceased at Chase and Miller chapel 10 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Louis BEAN of Baptist Temple, of which the deceased was church clerk, officiating with interment in Mt. Hope cemetery.
A passing motorist, flagged by Mr. Harris who had removed the victim to a car seat beside the wreck, called the sheriff, coroner and Chase ambulance. As Harris spoke to the victim his neck and head badly injured, he died. Dr. STEWART said death had been caused by fracture of the neck.
Mr. Johnston was a native of Carroll county, having been born there Feb. 16, 1882. On November 1, 1911, he was married to Miss Florence COONS of Cass county, who with a son, Hollis [JOHNSTON], employee of the Farmers State bank and widely known as a soloist and director of the Baptist Temple choir, and a brother, William [JOHNSTON], who resides near Rochester.
The accident brought to four Cass county deaths on highways this year. A Lafayette youth died south of the city March 28; another Lafayette youth, a motorcycle victim, died at St. Joseph's hospital late in May, and in September, Glenn RIVERS, 14, bicyclist, died after being hit west of the city.
Dr. M. B. STEWART will take depositions of witnesses 9 a.m. Saturday at the courthouse.

Despondent over a frustrated love affair, Fred GRAY, 24, of Argos, Ind., shot himself in the right temple with a 32-caliber revolver, Tuesday morning, while visiting at the home of his sister, Mrs. Edward R. HOSTETLER, 1211 South Columbia street, South Bend. The young man died two hours later in the St. Joseph hospital where he was removed a short time after receiving the self-inflicted injury.
The shooting occurred in an upstairs bedroom at the Hostetler residence to which Gray had gone after kissing his sister, Mrs. Evelyn HOSTETLER, and telling her "Goodbye, I'm going home now."
Officers summoned to the scene found a note explaining the suicide, pinned to the young man's shirt when he was removed from the blood-stained bed where he fell after the shooting.
The note contained the following statement:
"Get in touch with Mildred EDWARDS. I love her so much I couldn't go on without her."

The suicide occurred a short time after Mr. Hostetler had left for work at the Studebaker plant. Breakfast awaited Mr. Gray when he arose Tuesday morning. He delined to eat, however, and said to his sister: "You'd better save the flapjacks. I'm not hungry this morning."
A few moments later he went upstairs after kissing his sister, who believed he was preparing to return to Argos. A few seconds later Mrs. Hostetler heard the shot. Mrs. Hostetler identified the gun used as one which had belonged to her father and which her brother had apparently brought from home.
The victim arrived at the Hostetler residence Monday evening, his sister said, and was invited to spend the night after telling members of the family that he had a day off from the Argos sawmill, where he was employed.
His sister-in-law in Argos stated that as he left Monday afternoon he told her: "Whatever happens, tell mother not to feel hard toward me."
Also included in the suicide note were instructions that his parents be notified of his taking his own life, but to be careful in the manner in which the news was broken. In the letter he also asked for their forgiveness for his act.
It was learned from Argos that the young man last week had been reemployed at the Argos saw mill after being out of work for some time. At the time he was reemployed, however, work was given him on his statement that he was married. The man's relatives said, however, they did not believe he was married unless it was secretly.
Mrs. Hostetler is suffering from shock at her home. Two weeks ago she was injured when struck by a car, it was learned, and has had difficulty in climbing the stairs at her home. For that reason she had not called her brother Tuesday morning when it was time to get up. She did not see him until he went downstairs, kissed her goodbye and told her he was returning home, police said.
The deceased was a life long resident of Argos and was born September 9, 1914. His parents with whom he made his home are Harvey and Myrtle GRAY.
Survivors are the parents, three sisters, Mrs. Mabel PARRISH, Plymouth, Mrs. Elsie ELLIS, Trenary, Mich. and Mrs. E. HOSTETLER, South Bend, and a brother, Everett GRAY of Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian Church officiating. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.

Friday, November 25, 1938

George DUNN, 55, Plymouth, an examiner for the Indiana State Board of Accounts died at his home in Plymouth Thursday morning after an illness of six months. He had been a resident of Plymouth for the past five years.
The deceased was a native of Greenfield and was auditor of Hancock county from 1924 to 1928. He was a democrat and a member of the Masonic lodge of Greenfield.
Mr. Dunn was well known in this city and was a resident of Rochester for nearly a year. He was employed by Postmaster Hugh McMAHAN in the county auditor's office at the time Mr. McMahan took over the duties of that office.
Survivors are the widow, two sons and two daughters. A son William DUNN is in the United States Treasury Department at Washington, D.C.
Short funeral services will be held from the Danielson Funeral Parlors in Plymouth at 9 o'clock Saturday morning and the body will then be taken to Greenfield where last rites and interment will take place Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Effie Jane HUNTER, aged 73, was found dead in bed Thanksgiving morning by her daughter, Mrs. Leona CLARK, North Manchester. The deceased resided at the home of her brother, Charles GILBERT, 729 Indiana Avenue, and her daughter had been caring for her since she became ill three weeks ago.
The deceased was a lifelong resident of Fulton county and was born near Rochester, March 22, 1865. Her parents were Jonas and Lavina GILBERT. She had resided in Rochester for 59 years.
Her husband, Joseph HUNTER, was killed in a train accident a number of years ago. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene at North Manchester.
Survivors are a son, Rex HUNTER, Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. John SLAYBAUGH, Rochester, and Mrs. CLARK; brother, Charles GILBERT and three sisters, Mrs. Frank FURREY, Cincinnati; Mrs. Bud WARE, Madera, Cal., and Mrs. Lester RICHTER, Rochester.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Gilbert home in Indiana Avenue. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

A Thanksgiving holiday tragedy which claimed three lives in a double murder and suicide, was discovered Friday morning by William G. THOMPSON, Argos, trustee of Green township, Marshall county, when he went to the Jacob VOREIS farm home three miles west of Argos on Road 10.
The victims were Mrs. Della VOREIS, 57, her daughter, Miss Evelyn VOREIS, 27, a graduate nurse and her son, Sammy VOREIS, aged 14, a freshman in the Argos high school.
Reconstruction of the tragedy by Coroner James VORE of Plymouth is that Mrs. Voreis killed her son, Sammy, Wednesday evening and her daughter, Evelyn, Thursday afternoon and fearing that she would be held for the double murder, committed suicide this morning.
Neighbors stated that Mrs. Vorheis' mind has been failing for some time or since the death of her husband, Jacob VOREIS, one year ago. It is believed that grief over her husband's death and the fact that their family circle would be broken for the first time this year on Thanksgiving Day, because of her husband's demise, proved too much for Mrs. Voreis' mind and her reasoning lapsed and the tragedy followed.
Miss Evelyn VOREIS had been caring for Mrs. William THOMPSON, a patient in the Woodlawn Hospital for the past ten days. Yesterday she went off the case at 1 p.m., intending to go home and spend Thanksgiving Day with her mother and brother and return to the hospital this morning with Mr. Thompson.
Mr. Thompson drove to the Vorheis home in his car this morning to call for Miss Voreis. The mother informed Mr. Thompson that her daughter was not there. He went away and came back about eight o'clock and inquired again about Miss Vorheis.
The mother then replied with eyes blazing:
"You can't see Evelyn!"
Becoming suspicious and knowing the mental condition of Mrs. Voreis, Mr. Thompson brushed her aside and went into the home where he found the body of Miss Evelyn Voreis on a couch.
Mr. Thompson left the house for help, but did not take Mrs. Voreis with him. When Mr. Thompson returned with several neighbors they found that Mrs. Voreis had committed suicide by shooting herself through the heart.
Thompson and the other men then made a search of the Voreis home and found the lifeless body of Sammy wrapped in a blanket which had been tucked away under the bed in his room in the second story of the Voreis farm home.
Clarence VORE was called as was Dr. H. E. SARBER of Argos. It is thought that Mrs. Voreis shot her son through the heart Wednesday night while he was asleep and then secreted his body. The daughter was killed while she was sleeping on the couch sometime Thursday afternoon. Miss Voreis had been shot through the head.
Mrs. Voreis' relatives knew that her mental condition was bad, it was stated, but thought it was better that she live at home with her son, than somewhere else. Her husband was the owner of a section of land and was considered quite wealthy.
The bodies of the three victims were moved to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press. Mrs. Voreis' maiden name was Della DILLINGER and she had resided near Argos practically her entire lifetime. She has three step-sons, Dale [VOREIS], Guy [VOREIS] and James [VOREIS], who reside in Argos. The two children she murdered were her own.
Coroner Vore will not hold his inquest until after the funeral services for Mrs. Voreis, her son and daughter. Following the discovery of the tragedy the Voreis farm was visited by many persons. Officers, however, refused anyone admission to the house unless on official business. Attaches from the sheriff's office in Plymouth and state police are guarding the Voreis farm home.

Saturday, November 26, 1938

As he was driving to his home two and a half miles southeast of Silver Lake, after attending Thanksgiving services at Mt. Pleasant church, Ezra HOFFMAN, 70, received injuries in an auto crash on state road 15 that caused his death Friday night in Woodlawn hospital.
A car driven by a man from Wabash struck the Hoffman car. Mr. Hoffman received internal injuries, several fractured ribs and a punctured lung. Mrs. Hoffman was slightly injured.
Mr. Hoffman was a former resident of Akron, and was a member of Lincoln Methodist church. His first wife, Lydia DEWALT HOFFMAN preceded him in death. Several years ago he was married to Mrs. Sarah BUTTERBAUGH.
Survivors are the wife, five sons, Foster [HOFFMAN], of near Akron; Ralph [HOFFMAN] of Gilead; Russell [HOFFMAN] of Ft. Wayne; Claude [HOFFMAN] of Gilead; Frank [HOFFMAN] of Akron and Mrs. Willard KUHN, of Roann.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from Saints Church at Akron. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.
State Policeman Estil BEMENDERFER is investigating the accident. The Wabash man, who drove the car that struck Hoffman, stopped after the crash. He was injured. His name could not be learned.

Delano BECHTELHEIMER, 58, farmer, died at his home 4 miles south of Silver Lake, Friday evening following a stroke of apoplexy suffered while doing the chores. He was formerly a resident of Akron.
He was born May 8, 1880, in Wabash county, the son of Samuel and Lucina BECHTELHEIMER. Thirty-nine years ago he was married to Itha DOUB.
Survivors are three sons, Vernon [BECHTELHEIMER], of Bloomington, Ill.; Harold [BECHTELHEIMER], of Wabash, and Roy [BECHTELHEIMER], at home; a daughter, Mrs Creva [Treva?] BUTTERBAUGH, of North Manchester, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dunkard Church near North Manchester with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

A triple funeral service will be held in the Methodist Church at Argos, Sunday at 2 p.m. for the three victims of a Thanksgiving tragedy which occurred at a farm home four miles west of Argos in Road 10.
The victims are Mrs. Della VOREIS, 57, [who] committed suicide Friday morning by shooting herself in the heart with a revolver, her daughter, Miss Evelyn VORHEIS, 27 a graduate nurse and her son, Daniel (Sammy) VOREIS, aged 15, a freshman in the Argos high school, .
The services will be in charge of Rev. Richard CROWDER, pastor of the Argos M.E. Church. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, which is a mile west of the Voreis farm.
It is believed that Mrs. Voreis was demented due to great grief because of the death of her husband one year ago. It is thought that her reason snapped when she brooded over the fact that her husband for the first time would not be able to be with them at Thanksgiving.
The tragedy was discovered Friday by Orval VOREIS, a son who lives on an adjoining farm and William THOMPSON, Green township, trustee, who resides in Argos.
Miss Evelyn VOREIS had been caring for Mrs. Thompson, who is a patient in the Woodlawn Hospital, and had gone home Thursday afternoon to visit her mother until Friday morning.
When Mr. Thompson asked for Miss Voreis he was told by her mother, that she was gone. Later Thompson went to the farm of Orval Voreis and both returned to the farm and made the gruesome discovery of the two murders after they were forced to push Mrs. Voreis aside.
The two men did not watch Mrs. Voreis when they went to call for help and during their absence the demented woman fired the bullet through her heart.
The body of the son was found wrapped in a blanket which had been stuffed under a bed in his bedroom in the second story of the Voreis home and that of Miss Voreis was found reclining on a lounge in the parlor of the home.
Reconstruction of the crime is that Daniel was slain sometime Wednesday night after he returned home after attending the Culver-Argos basketball game in Argos and that Miss Voreis was killed Thursday afternoon. The boy had been shot in the head and Miss Voreis had been shot three times in the head and body.
Mrs. Voreis had lived near Argos all of her life and her maiden name was Della ELLINGER. Her husband was Jacob VOREIS, wealthy farmer. She was a member of the Argos Methodist Church and the Progress Club of that city.
Survivors are the son, Orval [VOREIS] and three step-sons, Dale [VOREIS] and Guy VOREIS, Argos, and James VOREIS, Chicago.
Miss Evelyn Voreis was a graduate of the Argos high school and the nurses training school of the St. Lukes Hospital, Chicago. She was often on special cases in the Woodlawn Hospital and in the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.
Daniel Voreis was born at Argos and had lived there all of his life. He was a freshman in the Argos high school and a member of the class basketball team.

Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy ENYART of Macy passed away shortly after birth Thursday evening.
Surviving besides the parents are one brother, Allen [ENYART], two sisters, Joann [ENYART] and Rachel [ENYART], and one half-sister, Ella DYER, all at home. Maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ella KING, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Theo. TEEL.
Burial was Friday afternoon in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy.

Monday, November 28, 1938

Mrs. Laura Mae HISEY, 65, passed away Saturday evening at the Kelly hospital in Argos, following an illness of several months duration. Mrs. Hisey was taken to the Kelly hospital from her residence east of the Nickle Plate railroad, Argos, a week ago. Death resulted from carcinoma. Mrs. Hisey had a host of friends in both Fulton and Marshall counties.
The deceased who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Finley EMMONS was born on a farm near Tiosa on March 8th, 1873. On March 8th, 1890 she was united in marriage to Samuel M. HISEY. Mrs. Hisey had been a resident of Argos for the past 12 years; prior to that time she resided in South Bend and Tiosa. She was a member of the Tiosa Christian Church and in later years affiliated with the Argos Methodist Church where she was a member of the Ultra Class and the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Akron O.E.S.
Survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Georgann GONCE, of Argos; Mrs. Marie BARDSLEY, of Knox; three sons, Eugene HISEY, of Argos; Harold HISEY, of Plymouth, Wis.; Finley HISEY, of Chicago; a half-brother, Hugh EMMONS, of South Bend; and several grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in Argos, Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. R. A. CROWDER will officiate. The body will lie in state at the Grossman Funeral Home until the hour of the funeral.
Mrs. Emma R. WILSON, aged 80, for many years a resident of Kewanna, died early Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leo HARRINGTON, Mishawaka. Death was due to heart trouble and other complications and followed an illness of several years. She was seriously ill two weeks.
She was born June 1, 1858 in Kansas and was the daughter of John J. and Sarah E. CARTER. When she was two years of age her parents moved to Indiana and since that time she has resided in Wayne and Union townships.
In a ceremony which was performed in Wayne township, December 19, 1877 she was married to John S. WILSON who died several years ago. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Wilson has lived with her children. She lived with her daughter, Mrs. Walter WILSON for several years and took sick last August while visiting in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harrington and her condition would never permit her being moved back to Kewanna.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Methodist Church and the Rebecca Lodge at Kewanna.
Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. HARRINGTON, Mrs. Ann D. MARTIN, Winter Haven, Fla.; Miss Agnes WALLACE, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Jennie HENDERSON and Mrs. Walter WILSON, of Kewanna; two sons, F. A. WILSON, Elwood and Hugh WILSON, Kewanna; a step-son, Charles WILSON, Oak Park, Ill.; brother, William A. CARTER, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Walter LAMBORN, Hammond.
The body will be taken to Kewanna. At the time The News-Sentinel went to press the funeral arrangements had not been completed.

Mrs. Clara Esther McWHERTER, 55, former resident of Winamac and a native of Fulton county, passed away at 6:15 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in Rensselaer following an illness of seven weeks.
Born in Fulton county, September 1, 1883, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WARE, the deceased had been a resident of this city for many years before moving to her late home three years ago.
Surviving are the husband, two children: Harold [McWHERTER], at home, and Lester [McWHERTER], of Star City; a brother, Samuel WARE, of Kewanna; and two sisters, Edith BARKER, of Rochester and Rebecca JONES of Ft. Wayne.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Kennedy Funeral Home at Winamac, with burial in the Winamac cemetery.

James GREGORY, aged 74, a life long resident of Fulton county, died at the County Home at 2 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of two weeks due to complications.
The deceased was born October 31, 1864 and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anna KING and a brother, Charles GREGORY, both of Rochester.
The body was moved to the Todd Funeral Home in Kewanna where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday followed by interment in the Citizens Cemetery here.

Tuesday, November 29, 1938

George W. LOGAN of Denver, Col., formerly well known to a number of Rochester residents, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margie WATKINS, of Denver, on Wednesday, November 23rd. He died of bronchial pneumonia.

Wednesday, November 30, 1938

Mrs. Lillie [BRUCE] KERSHNER, 65, of Kewanna, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning following an illness of several weeks due to complications. An autopsy was performed Tuesday afternoon.
The deceased was born March 3, 1873 and was the daughter of Francis and Caroline BRUCE. Her husband whom she married in Kewanna and who survives is Al KERSHNER.
Survivors other than the husband are the mother, who lives in Kewanna; two brothers, Don BRUCE, Culver; and Minot BRUCE, Rensselaer, three sisters, Mrs. Eva ENGLE, Kewanna; Mrs. Della GARDNER, Mishawaka; and Mrs. Mary BIXLER, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna with Rev. Thomas REEDER officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewanna.
Remains are at Harrison Funeral Home where friends may call Wednesday night and until the hour of the last rites.

James Hudson STANSBURY, 47, of 1510 Audobon Avenue, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday night from internal injuries which he received Monday morning when his car was struck by a Nickle Plate railroad freight train.
The accident occurred while Stansbury was driving his car to the John OLIVER farm southwest [?] of this city in the Wabash road to husk corn. The train which was northbound carried Stansbury's car down the right of way for 40 feet. The injured man never regained consciousness.

The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm near Talma, June 7, 1891. His parents were Charles and Mary (COPLEN) STANSBURY. Mr. Stansbury was a laborer and a member of the Church of God. In a ceremony performed in this city March 10, 1918 he was married to Ina CARRITHERS.
Survivors are the widow, three daughters, Frances [STANSBURY], Norma Jean [STANSBURY] and Helen [STANSBURY], and a son, Joseph [STANSBURY], all at home; three step-daughters, Alice LIMING, Logansport; Mable HIMES, Rochester, and Carmen PACKARD, Chicago; two step-sons, George RICHARDSON, Rochester, and John RICHARDSON, Ft. Thomas, Ky.; mother, Mrs. Luella EASTERDAY, of this city and a half-brother, W. F. SCOTTEN, Scotts, Mich.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. John CALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Stansbury at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Emma Jane [BROWN] BUTT, widow of William Franklin BUTT, who died a number of years ago, passed away at her home five miles southeast of Macy Monday night at 11:30 o'clock after a two months' illness of heart trouble.
Mrs. Butt was 68 years of age, having been born May 12, 1870, at Laketon, a daughter of the late John and Jane BROWN. She was a member of the Ebenezer M.E church.
Surviving are five children, Newell [BUTT], Logansport; Glenn [BUTT], of Flint, Mich.; Loren [BUTT], Chicago, and Elmer [BUTT] and Burl [BUTT], of Macy; four sisters, Mrs. Edward DEEDS, of Deedsville; Mrs. Viola HARDING, Gary; Mrs. R. H. SMITH, Hammond, and Mrs. Florence GRISSO, of Missouri; a brother, Roy BROWN, of Wisconsin, and eight grandchildren. Two children, Ellis BUTT and Mrs. Ethel BURDSALL, are deceased, as is a sister, Mrs. Martin GRISSO.
The body was returned from the Kline funeral home to the late residence, where friends may call.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Ebenezer M.E. church Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. SMITH officiating. Interment will be in the Deedsville cemetery.

Thursday, December 1, 1938

Eric YSBERG received word today of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Gus ANDERSON which occurred at her home in Three Rivers, Mich. Wednesday evening. The funeral services will be held Friday in Three Rivers with interment there. The Anderson family at one time lived on a farm west of Rochester.

Plymouth, Dec. 1. -- Following an illness of severl months, Charles H. A. BIXEL, former resident of Argos, died at 8:30 Wednesday morning at the home of his son, Henry BIXEL, 714 N. Plum street. His wife preceded him in death.
Surviving relatives are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. BIXEL of Argos; a sister, Miss Myrtle BIXEL of Argos; eight children, Russell BIXEL of Warsaw; Henry BIXEL, Cecil BIXEL, Omer BIXEL and Ernest BIXEL, all of Plymouth; Harold BIXEL of Colorado; Mrs. Martha CARMEAN of Plymouth; and Mrs. Bernice MILLER of Highland; and nine grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Danielson Funeral Home where it will remain until funeral arrangements are completed.

Friday, December 2, 1938

Mrs. Sarah PUTMAN LEASURE, aged 84, died at her farm home two miles west of Akron, Road 14, at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of several years due to complications. She had been an invalid for 10 years.
Mrs. [Leasure] had lived in Henry township all of her life and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter [PUTMAN]. Her husband Alonzo LEASURE died two years ago.
The only immediate survivors is a sister, Mrs. George BURNS who resides on a farm near Akron.
The funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at Omega Church, five miles southwest of Akron with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Dee F. MILLER, aged 39, who resided on a farm five miles south of Rochester in the Green Oak neighborhood died Thursday afternoon in a hospital in Logansport where he had [been] a patient for the past month.
The deceased is a life resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm near Green Oak, May 13, 1899 and was the son of Mrs. Anna MILLER and the late Gideon MILLER.
Since the death of his father and until the time he became ill the deceased made his home with his mother. Dee Miller was better known by his many friends as "Nar" MILLER. He graduated from Rochester high school in 1921 and while in school was a star athlete and played on both the basketball and the track teams.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Anna MILLER, two brothers, George [MILLER] of Fulton and Charles [MILLER], at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Samuel HORN and Mrs. Clyde AULT of Fulton, Mrs. Lillian BARGER, at home, and Mrs.Arthur MILTNER of Lansing, Mich.
The funeral services will be held from the Miller home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. William KENNEDY officiating assisted by Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Rochester.

Judy Ann [COOK], three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale COOK who reside on a farm four miles north of Rochester in Road 31, died at 5:30 o'clock Friday morning. The child was born September 6, 1938 and is survived by the parents, four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer COOK and Mr. and Mrs. Ed PONTIUS and a cousin. Funeral services will be held from the Pontius residence four miles north of Rochester at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Ora LEMERT of Walkerton, officiating. Burial will be made at Leiters Ford.

Saturday, December 3, 1938

Logansport, Ind., Dec. 3. -- Warren S. IZZARD, 50, son of Mrs. Robert C. CALVERT, former resident of this city, and also of Rochester, dropped dead at Rosewood, O., Thursday night.
Coroner Richard M. BRAND of Urbana, O., said the death of Izzard, member of a D. T. and I. railroad train crew, was caused by a heart attack.
The body arrived in Logansport via the Pennsylvania railroad Friday evening at 5:36 o'clock and was removed to the Easterday funeral home.
Survivors include the mother, 1600 East Vernon street, Indianapolis, a brother and half-sister. Funeral will be at 2 o'clock Monday, at Easterday funeral home. Rev. E. L. GATES will officiate. American Legion will have charge. Interment will be in Mt. Hope.

Monday, December 5, 1938

Mrs. Lucy Ann SANDERS, aged 78, committed suicide sometime late Saturday night by drowning herself in the waterning tank at the home of her son, Thomas SANDERS, who resides in Miami county on the Fulton-Miami county line, eight miles southeast of this city. Despondency over ill health is given as the cause of the suicide.
Mrs. Sanders' body, attired in her night clothing, was discovered by Mrs. Thomas SANDERS, her daughter-in-law. She found the body at 7 o'clock Sunday morning as she was returning to her home after having finished milking the cows. The body was floating in the watering tank.
The elderly lady who resides in Macy had been ill ten days and one week ago she had been taken to her son's home until she could care for herself. Mrs. Sanders for many years resided on a farm midway between Green Oak and Wagoner's Station.
Coroner A. F. NEWELL of Converse was called to the Sanders home after the discovery of the body, where he held his inquest. Thomas Sanders reported that his mother was alive at midnight Saturday night when the family dog began barking.
The son asked his parent what was wrong and she replied she did not know. The elderly lady was in bed. Sometime between midnight and 7 o'clock Sunday morning, when the body of Mrs. Sanders was found, she made her way quietly to the watering tank and ended her life.
The deceased was born in Ohio, October 3, 1860, the daughter of Davis and Sophia COFFING. A brother was the late Joff COFFING of Macy. Her husband was the late Josephus SANDERS who died February 6, 1937. After his death, Mrs. Sanders moved to Macy to make her home. She was a member of the Macy Christian Church.
Survivors are two sons, Albert SANDERS and Thomas SANDERS, both of near Macy, and a sister, Mrs. Levi HORTON who resides on a farm near Green Oak. A son and daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Christian Church in Macy with Rev. H. K. SCHONDELMAYER in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery southeast of this city.

Jake ENGLE, 76, died of hardening of the arteries following an illness of two years, at 1 o'clock Saturday morning at his home six miles southeast of Akron. The deceased was the son of George and Catherine ENGLE, born September 26, 1862, in Kosciusko county, where he made his living farming all his life. He was married to Ida SHIREMAN on April 11, 1885.
Surviving are his widow, Ida ENGLE, ten children, John ENGLE, Etta FULLER and Stella ROBBINS, of Warsaw; Sara ROBBINS, of Claypool; Emma FULLER, of Buchanan, Mich.; Amos [ENGLE], at home; and Elmer [ENGLE] and Pierce ENGLE, Martha RUSS and Ella WALTERS, of Akron; 38 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, David ENGLE, of Warsaw. One son, Alvin ENGLE, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock Monday at the Beaver Dam church with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating.
Interment was made in the Nichols cemetery.

Mrs. Rose Mary SHIVELY, 61, who lived on a farm north of Athens for many years, died at the home of her son, Lester SHIVELY, 323 West Lawrence Street, Mishawaka, Sunday evening after an illness of one year due to complications.

The deceased was born June 1, 1877 on a farm near Athens. Her parents were Lafayette and Hannah ELKINS MOORE who were pioneer residents of Henry township. Her husband is Elmer SHIVELY. Mrs. Shively and her husband had been living with their son, Elmer [SHIVELY], for the past five months.
Survivors are the husband; three sons, Devon SHIVELY, Rochester; Lester [SHIVELY] and Raymond SHIVELY, Mishawaka; and a daughter, Mrs. Inez WALKER, of Mishawaka.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Athens, Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron, officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.

Mrs. Mary HEETER SORHAGE, aged 79, died at her home in Delong at 11:30 o'clock Saturday night after an illness of one year due to complications.
She was born in Pulaski county June 11, 1859 and has lived in Delong since she was six years old at which time her parents, Adam and Mollie HEETER, moved to Fulton county to reside.
June 12, 1901 she was married to Frederick FAULSTICK who died in 1908 and five years later she was married to Carl SORHAGE of Indianapolis who is the only survivor. Mrs. Sorhage was confirmed in the Reform Church at Delong, January 2, 1890.
The funeral services were held from the home in Delong at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. HARSH, pastor of the Reform Church at Culver, officiating. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Tuesday, December 6, 1938

Abraham H. WALTERS, aged 92, for many years a farmer of Newcastle township, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of his son, Russell WALTERS who resides on a farm three miles southwest of Mentone.
Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy which the aged man suffered three weeks ago. He had been in ill health for three months and went to his son's home to recuperate several weeks ago.
Mr. Walters was born in Ohio on May 16, 1846, but had resided in Indiana for many years. He had lived on a farm one mile east of Talma in Road 25 for 47 years.
Mr. Walters followed the occupation of farming throughout his lifetime. His wife who was Nancy Jane MATHEWS preceded him in death 12 years ago. Mr. Walters was a member of the Methodist Church at Talma.
Survivors are three sons, Russell WALTERS and Lon WALTERS, both of Mentone, and William WALTERS, of Talma; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian Church at Palestine, Thursday afternoon, with burial in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Wednesday, December 7, 1938

Mrs. Jennie SLISHER, 76, a lifelong resident of the Macy community, succumbed at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru, following an illness of one month.
Surviving are the husband, Charles [SLISHER]; two grandchildren, Mrs. Homer LANER, Akron; Mrs. Richard CONRAD, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Oscar PACKARD, Royal Center; and Frank PACKARD, Logansport.

The body was removed to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton for preparation for burial and will be returned to the residence today.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, December 8, 1938

Eliza Ann KESLER was born to Harrison and Hanna Ann KESLER, natives of Ohio, on October 25, 1873, in Fulton County, Indiana. Her mother died when she was but seven years of age, and her father twenty years ago.
On March 21, 1891, she was united in marriage to LaFayette NELLANS and continued to live in Fulton county near Bloomingsburg and near Rochester until thirty years ago, when the family removed to Marshall county. For the past twenty-three years she has lived in the city of Plymouth.
To this marriage were born six children, Basil F. [NELLANS], and Dallas H. [NELLANS] of Plymouth, Mrs. Fern FERGUSON of Argos, Mrs. Ruth FRUITS and Mrs. Gladys [sic] of Plymouth and Miss Luella NELLANS at home, the loving daughter whose unselfish devotion made comfortable her mother's last illness. These children with the husband survive her as well as one sister, Mrs. Savilla ERNSBERGER of Mentone, two brothers, Elmer KESSLER of Bourbon and Milo KESSLER of Etna Green. A sister, Mrs. Tinzia BROWN, preceded her in death in 1935. Thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren mourn their loss.
She was a member of the First Christian church of Plymouth, Indiana. Her illness was of several years duration, but she was confined to her bed only the last 13 months. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1938, at 10 o'clock p.m. her suffering ended.
She was a faithful wife and a devoted mother, who with many friends and her neighbors will miss her greatly.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. E. GOODBALLET at the First Christian church in Plymouth on Saturday, Dec. 3, 1938, at 2 p.m. Burial in New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles SLISHER for many years a resident of Macy who died in the Dukes hospital in Peru Tuesday evening will be held from the Christian church in Macy at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon.
The last rites will be in charge of Rev. H. K. SCHONDALMAYER, pastor of the Macy Christian church. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Macy.
Mrs. Slisher was a life-long resident of the Macy community and was born Nov. 30, 1863. She was a member of the Christian church.
The deceased was twice married, her first husband, David SCHINDLER, whom she married March 27, 1881, died in 1894 and on Feb. 23, 1896, she was married to Charles SLISHER.
Surviving are the husband, Charles, two grandchildren, Mrs. Homer LANER, Akron; Mrs. Richard CONRAD, Ft. Wayne; two brothers, Oscar PACKARD, Royal Center; and Frank PACKARD, Logansport.

Saturday, December 10, 1938

Peru, Ind., Dec. 10. -- Adelbert B. CONNELL, 66, of Macy, succumbed in Dukes Memorial hospital Thursday night after an illness of two months.
Former produce manager of the Bryan feed corporation, the deceased was born Sept. 8, 1872, and was married on March 10, 1898, to Miss Ina BRYAN.
A former resident of Florida, since his retirement he had resided with his daughter, Mrs. H. W. LANDERS of Macy. He was a member of the M.W.A.
Surviving are the widow and two daughters, Mrs. LANDERS; Mrs. S. E HELM of Elberton, Ga.; three brothers, E. A. [CONNELL], of Colorado; Fred [CONNELL], of Kansas; R. H. [CONNELL], of Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. N. W. SWAITSEL, of Florida; Mrs. E. S. OFFICER of Kansas, and five grandchildren.
The body was removed to a Peru funeral home where final rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. E. E. DUNLAP, pastor of the Macy Methodist church, in charge. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Monday, December 12, 1938

Clem Z. HAMMOND, aged 72, well known brick and stone mason, who lived on a farm one and one-half miles west of Akron, died at 4:20 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was due to heart trouble which followed arterio-sclerosis from which he had suffered for four years. The deceased was seriously ill three days.
Mr. Hammond was a life resident of the Akron community. He was born on a farm northeast of Akron near Beaver Dam, Dec. 29, 1866. In a ceremony which was performed in Akron 46 years ago he was married to Mina COOK.
Survivors are the widow, seven sons, Everett [HAMMOND], Los Angeles, Calif.; Joy [HAMMOND], Boston, Mass.; Paul [HAMMOND], Akron, O.; Lloyd [HAMMOND], Rochester; Fred [HAMMOND] and Elmer [HAMMOND], North Manchester, and Harold [HAMMOND] of Disko; two daughters Mary [HAMMOND], of Indianapolis and Mrs. Pearl NEWCOMBER, Monticello, and 15 grandchildren. Four sons preceded their father in death.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Funeral services for John YOUNG, 72, former resident of this city, were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at Mishawaka and burial was made in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery. Mr. Young passed away at his home in Granger, Ind., Friday evening following an illness of 10 days duration.
During Mr. Young's residence in Rochester, he was engaged in the roof paint business, with his offices situated on East 8th street.
Mr. Young was born in Rochester on August 12, 1866. In the year of 1898 he was married to Anna STRABLE, the ceremony being pronounced in Logansport.
The survivors are his wife, four sons, Fred [YOUNG] and Harold YOUNG, of Peru, Ind., and George [YOUNG] and John [YOUNG}, Jr., of South Bend; a brother, Frank YOUNG, of Logansport, and four sisters, Mrs. Alice CLAYTON, of this city; Mrs. Perry MOON, of Logansport; Mrs. Myrtle BAKER, of California, and Mrs. Bess RICHARDSON, of Plymouth.

Friends in this city received word Sunday of the death of Mrs. Amanda VanBLARICOM, aged 80, a former resident of Rochester which occurred at her home in Huntington Park, Cal., near Los Angeles, Sunday morning. Death followed an illness of several years due to complications.
The deceased was the widow of the late Henry VanBLARICOM who died August 20, 1938. The Van Blaricom family moved to California from Rochester twenty years ago. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church of this city.
The Van Blaricom family while residents of Rochester lived in the house now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ed VAWTERS at the corner of East Eighth and Monroe streets. Mr. Van Blaricom operated a livery stable and sales barn.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Fern STALEY who resides in Los Angeles.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles with interment in that city.

Funeral services for Henry ZUGBAUM, aged 59, owner of the Bungalow Hotel in Argos were held this afternoon from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with Rev. Richard CROWDER pastor of the Christian church officiating. Burial was made in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Mr. Zugbaum was found dead in bed Saturday morning by his wife when he did not answer her call to come to breakfast. Death was due to a heart attack which he suffered sometime Friday night, the coroner held. Mr. Zugbaum had not been well for two weeks but his death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was widely known by the traveling public in Indiana and surrounding states. He had operated the Bungalow Hotel for the past ten years and prior to that was the proprietor of a tailor shop in Argos.
Mr. Zugbaum was born in Kie, Germany, May 1, 1879, and came to this country with his parents when he was four years of age. The family settled in Valparaiso and Mr. Zugbaum had lived in Argos for 35 years. His wife whom he married 40 years ago was Myrtle ENGLE.
Survivors are the widow, daughter Mrs. Maxine BRUMMIT, Fort Wayne, brother William ZUGBAUM, Crocker, Ind., and two grandchildren.

William H. DAY, 84, former resident of Macy for many years, passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, Harvey DAY of Niagara Falls, New York, it was learned there. He had been ill three months.
Born in Grant county, Indiana, Dec. 25, 1854, the son of Jessie and Sarah DAY, the deceased was married Dec. 24, 1878, to Julia E. SUTTON, who passed away Dec. 27, 1921. Eight children were born to the couple, four of whom preceded their father in death.
Surviving are two sons: Harvey [DAY] and Floyd [DAY], both of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and two daughters, Miss Nellie DAY, of Macy, and Mrs. Elmora CLEM, of Olympia, Wash.
The body will be returned to Argos Tuesday morning and will be brought overland to Macy where it will lie in state at the Methodist church there until the hour of the funeral. Funeral rites will be cvonducted at the Methodist church at 1:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Charles DUNLAP officiating and burial in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy.

Charles Vincent [MILLER], four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold MILLER, 330 West Eleventh Street, died Sunday morning. The child has been in ill health since its birth August 13, 1938. Survivors are the parents, brother and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent MILLER. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the residence in charge of Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Tuesday, December 13, 1938

One of Fulton county's oldest residents, Mrs. Sarah Ann [MILLER] HARTMAN, 92, a pioneer resident of Kewanna, passed away at 12:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon. Complications caused her death following an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Hartman had resided in Kewanna for over 56 years and had a host of friends throughout this community.
Born April 3, 1846, in Elkhart county, Ind., the daughter of John J. and Elizabeth MILLER. She was married to John S. HARTMAN on May 20, 1867, the ceremony being solemnized in Elkhart county. The couple moved to Kewanna in the year of 1882. Her husband preceded her in death 28 years ago. Mrs. Hartman was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and an honorary member of the Rebecca lodge.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Nannie SPARKS, with whom Mrs. Hartman resided for the past several years; a grandson, Lee MOON, of South Bend; a great-granddaughter, Mrs. Marjorie NEWBURG, of Indianapolis, and two great-great-grandchildren, Jackie [NEWBURG] and Judith Lee NEWBURG, of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Kewanna Baptist church, with the Rev. Mr. Wyman A. HULL, officiating. Interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be taken to the Todd Funeral Home where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Harry MITCHELL, aged 56, a former resident of Rochester, died at 5:30 o'clock Monday evening at his home in Oak Park, Ill. Mr. Mitchell was a traveling man and often visited in this city.
The deceased was the son of the late Mrs. Linnie MITCHELL BONINE. A sister, Annabelle MITCHELL survives.
The remains will arrive in Rochester this evening and will be taken to the Val Zimmerman Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The services will be in charge of Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mrs. Effie Mae LUNSFORD, aged 35, died at 1:45 o'clock Tuesday morning at the farm home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan HOLIDAY, four miles southwest of Fulton in Wayne township. Death followed a ten days' illness due to pneumonia.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm in Wayne township, March 27, 1903. Her husband whom she married October 16, 1926 was Leon LUNSFORD. Mrs. Lunsford was a member of the Olive Branch United Brethren Church and of the Ladies Aid Society of that organization.
Survivors are the parents, daughter, Fern Ruth [LUNSFORD], son Donald Joseph [LUNSFORD], sister, Miss Eda HOLIDAY, at home, and a brother, Elmer HOLIDAY of near Fulton.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church in Grass Creek at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. J. Albert SMITH, pastor of the Olive Branch Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Indian Creek Cemetery.

Ira BASTOW has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Clara SCHWINN which occurred at her home in Twin Falls, Idaho, Saturday. The deceased was well known in Rochester and had visited her brother here on several occasions.

Jacob METZGER, 80, passed away Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Warren Gillespie near Kewanna. Death was attributed to complications following an illness of several months duration. For the past four years Mr. Metzger had resided at South Bend, but came to his daughter's home a week or so ago. The deceased has a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of the county.
Jacob, son of John and Margaret METZGER, was born April 23, 1859, in Defiance, Ohio, and came to Union township while in his boyhood. On Sept. 16, 1888, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth MILLER. For many years Mr. Metzger followed the occupation of farming in the vicinity of Kewanna. He was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Warren GILLESPIE, of Kewanna, Miss Hazel METZGER, of South Bend, and two sons, John [METZGER] and David METZGER, of Kewanna. His wife, a son and a daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, and burial will be made in the Shaffer cemetery near Kewanna.

Funeral services for Clem V. HAMMOND who died at his home near Akron, Sunday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Church of God in Akron with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery west of Akron.

Wednesday, December 14, 1938

Mrs. Margaret Louise [EWING] BURNS, aged 82, wife of James H. BURNS, died at her home, 1100 Elm street, at 8:40 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness due to complications which started Sept. 9, 1938.
The deceased was born Oct. 5, 1856, in Miami county and was the daughter of A. Jackson and Emma EWING. She lived practically her entire lifetime in Fulton county except for 17 years when she resided in Montana prior to 1927.
In a ceremony which was performed Feb. 10, 1881, she was married to James Burns. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband, daughter Mrs. S. S. SHETTERLY, Corning, New York, and a brother, Robert EWING, of Eureka, Calif.
Short funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home on West Sixth street at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon after which the body will be taken to the Nichols church north of Akron, where the services proper will be conducted.
Rev. John CALL will be in charge and interment will be made in the Nichols cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home until the hour of the last rites.

Thursday, December 15, 1938

Funeral services for William T. HUTCHINSON, 79, will be held Friday morning at his home in Hammond, Ind., and interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens, Ind., at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. Mr. Hutchinson passed away late Wednesday from injuries he received when he was struck by a truck on Wednesday morning, walking along the pavement of Calumet Ave.

The deceased was born in Kosciusko county, Ind., on April 22, 1859, and moved to Fulton county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W HUTCHINSON, at an early age. He resided in Newcastle township until he was 30 years of age. He followed the occupation of a mechanic throughout his entire life.
The survivors are four children, Oscar [HUTCHINSON] and William [HUTCHINSON] of South Bend; Mrs. Daisy KENNEDY, of Mishawaka, and John W. [HUTCHINSON], of Hammond; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth MEREDITH, of Hammond, Ind., and a brother, James H. HUTCHINSON, who resides north of Athens. Mr. Hutchinson's wife preceded him in death in 1935.

James Lee EMMONS, aged 63, a former resident of Rochester and of Newcastle township died at his home 415 Logan Boulevard, South Bend, at 8:45 o'clock Tuesday night following a two years illness due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born on a farm in Newcastle township Dec. 23, 1875. He was a farmer and also operated a grocery store and meat market in this city. Twenty years ago he went to South Bend where he was a store owner and realtor.
He was married in September of 1895 to Lillie May SHAFER who survives. Also surviving are two sons, James D. [EMMONS] and William J. [EMMONS]; two daughters, Marjorie [EMMONS] and Mrs. W. H. HATHAWAY, South Bend; a brother, Harley [EMMONS], and a sister, Mrs. Edward RUSH, Rochester.
Funeral services are to be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the L. H. Orvis funeral home in South Bend where friends will be received. The Rev. W. Grant WARD, pastor of the River Park Church of Christ of South Bend is to officiate with burial in Rochester.

Jay V. BAKER, aged 47, prominent Fulton county farmer and road contractor, was accidentally killed this morning when he was crushed under the weight of the body of a four ton gravel truck which he was repairing at his farm home, six miles west of Rochester in the Burton road.
Mrs. Baker made the discovery of her husband's death. The Bakers lived at 523 North Fulton Avenue until three weeks ago.
Mr. Baker was working on the bed of the truck. He was on the ground under the truck and in some manner which has not been determined the jacks supporting the vehicle loosened themselves causing the heavy truck to fall on Baker's body.
The exact time Mr. Baker was fatally injured is not known. Mrs. Baker looked out of the kitchen window at her home at 9 o'clock and saw her husband under the truck and thought that he was working on the same.
When she glanced out a half hour later she saw Mr. Baker in the same position as before and becoming alarmed made the investigation which led to the finding of her husband's lifeless body. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and found that death was due to a crushed chest and other internal injuries.
Mr. Baker was a life long resident of Fulton county and was born on what is known as the old BRUCE farm near Bruce Lake on July 28, 1895. His parents were John and Ella BAKER. He was a graduate of Purdue University.
Following graduation from college Mr. Baker entered the road contracting business and built many roads in Indiana and surrounding states. One of his last projects was the completion of the grade on Road 31 a mile north of Peru. In addition to his road building activities, Mr. Baker managed several farms which he owned in the western part of Fulton county.

In a ceremony which was performed at Goshen on June 30, 1936 he was married to Miss Marie SHEETS. Mr. Baker was a member of the Evangelical Church at Bruce Lake and the Masonic Lodge at Kewanna.
Survivors are the widow; mother, Mrs. Ella BAKER, who resides in Rochester; two brothers, Dr. Ermal BAKER, Indianapolis and Ira BAKER, Oakland, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Lester SINGER, Cincinnati, Ohio and Mrs. Harry CRAMER who resides on a farm near Kewanna. A sister, Mrs. Ernest WILSON preceded her brother in death.
The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time The News-Sentinel went to press. The body has been moved to the Thomas Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna.

Hiram YOUNG, aged 88, a resident of the Argos community for many years, died in the Marshall County Home near Plymouth at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of several years due to complications.
The deceased was born in Ohio and lived on a farm near the Fulton-Marshall county line south of Argos for many years. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Elza YOUNG. His wife was Foss MARSHMAN.
The only immediate survivor is a step-daughter, Mrs. Dema ROSEYBAUM of South Bend.
The funeral services will be held from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Richard CROWDER officiating. Burial will be made in the Jordan Cemetery.

Grover HARTZ, aged 50, a former resident of Aubbeenaubbee township died in Chicago at 1 o'clock this morning after an eleven months illness due to carcinoma.
The deceased was born in Hammond, Ind. and had been employed in the shops of the Pullman Car Company. His parents were Peter and Ida HARTZ.
Survivors are the widow who was Josephine MANNIGAN, three daughters, Mildred [HARTZ], Eleanor [HARTZ] and Lorraine [HARTZ], mother, Mrs. Ida HARTZ JORDAN, Delong, and a half-brother, Delbert JORDAN, of Delong.
Funeral services and interment will be in Chicago.

Friday, December 16, 1938

Frank WALES, aged 68, retired farmer and a life long resident of the Burton neighborhod, died at his farm home six miles northwest of this city at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The deceased had been in ill health for three years and bedfast for the past two weeks.
The deceased was born Feb. 15, 1870, son of Wm. and Cassey WALES. His father died when he was six years of age and his mother when he was seven. He was one of five children.
Had Mr. Wales lived until Christmas Day he would have been able to celebrate his forty-first wedding anniversary. His wife was Mary MILLISER. Mr. Wales was a member of the United Brethren church at Burton.
Surviving besides the wife are five children, Mrs. Mark SIXBEY, Kewanna; Ernest WALES, Elkhart; Ora WALES, at home; Mrs. Clyde WOLFE, Frankfort; and Miss Ada WALES at home; six grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda BOWMAN and Mrs. Mary WOODCOX, both of Rochester.
Funeral rites will be held at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the Burton church, with Rev. LeRoy GARNER, of Plymouth, officiating.

Funeral services for Jay V. BAKER who was crushed to death, Thursday morning, under the weight of a large gravel truck at his farm home six miles west of Rochester, will be held from the Pleasant Hill Evangelical Church near Lake Bruce at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. L. E. SMITH, Pastor of the Trinity Evangelical church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Saturday, December 17, 1938

William EASTERDAY, aged 73, retired farmer who resides in Marshtown west of Fulton, died at 12:45 o'clock Friday afternoon after an illness of three months due to complications.
The deceased was born in Ohio, April 4, 1865, and was one of 11 children of Thomas and Lucinda EASTERDAY. He had resided in Fulton county since a small boy at which time his parents moved to Indiana from Ohio.
In a ceremony which was performed on Christmas Day, 1889, he was married to Etta COLLINS. Mr. Easterday was a member of the Moose Lodge of this city. One sister and five brothers preceded him in death.
He is survived by the widow; two sons, Fred [EASTERDAY] and Edward [EASTERDAY], farmers of near Fulton; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Amanda BUNN, Leiters Ford; Phoeba KING, Akron; Sophrona BOWEN, Silver Lake; Emma NEWCOMBER, of Rochester.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Fulton Baptist church, Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body is at the residence.

Raymond H. CLARK, 48, of South Bend, Ind., and a former resident of Akron, passed away at 12:30 a.m., Friday, at his home in that city. Death resulted from liver trouble following an illness of four months duration. He had resided in South Bend for the past 15 years, moving to that city from Akron.
The deceased, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. CLARK, was born in Portland, Ind., on March 7, 1890. In 1918 he was united in marriage to Mary L. DICKERHOFF, of Akron. Mr. Clark was an agent for the Metropolitan Insurance Co., and was prominent in the Republican organization of South Bend.
The survivors are his wife; his father, D. M. CLARK, of Warsaw, Ind.; and two sisters, Miss Oval CLARK, of Warsaw, Ind., and Mrs. Ella WAYNE of Enid, Okla.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, at the Forest Hay Chapel in South Bend. Rev. H. F. RICHARDS will officiate. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, December 20, 1938

Mrs. Lida [BRETZ RANNELLS] BAILEY, 79, died in the Methodist Home at Warren at 2 o'clock Monday morning from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered three weeks ago. Mrs. Bailey had lived at the home for the past three years.
The deceased was a resident of this city for a number of years. Her maiden name was BRETZ. Her first husband was Dr. W. S. RANNELLS and they lived in Argos forty-five years ago later moving to Rochester.
Her second husband was Lou BAILEY who also preceded his wife in death. Mrs. Bailey was a devout member of the Grace Methodist Church of this city.
The deceased had one son, Fred RANNELLS who was killed in an accident at the Rochester Bridge Company a number of years ago. Only nieces and nephews survive Mrs. Bailey.
The funeral services will be held from the home in Warren at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning after which the body will be brought to this city for interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Charles MERCER, aged 78, a former resident of Rochester, died at his home in South Bend, Monday morning. Death followed a stroke of paralysis which he had suffered three years ago. Since suffering the stroke, Mr. Mercer was bedfast.
The deceased was born in this city December 10, 1860 and was the son of Levi and Amanda MERCER. In a ceremony which was performed in this city he was married to Miss Nora BELL. He was a member of the Methodist Church of this city.
Mr. Mercer while a resident of Rochester was a painter and interior decorator. He moved to South Bend twenty-five years ago where he was employed by the Studebaker Company.
Survivors are the widow; son, Hubert MERCER, Montreal, Canada; daughter, Mrs. Lucille CLEMANS, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Mary BITTERS and Mrs. Grace THOMPSON, both of this city and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Orvis Funeral Home in South Bend at 10 o'clock Thursday morning after which the cortege will leave for this city where interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Burket, Dec. 20. -- Funeral services for Delbert WALTERS, 18, a member of the Burket high school basketball squad who ended his life Sunday night by firing a charge from a .12 gauge shotgun into his heart, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Palestine church. Burial will be in the cemetery near the church.
Dr. Leslie LAIRD of North Manchester, Kosciusko county coroner who investigated, returned a verdict of suicide and said that grief and worry because of the death of his father, Leonard WALTERS, two months ago, and pain from two cracked ribs which failed to heal properly prompted the youth to end his life.
The body was found Sunday night by a brother, Robert, in the family automobile parked outside the home in Burket. It was believed that the boy had been dead about an hour before the body was discovered.
Surviving are the mother; four brothers, Robert [WALTERS] and Bernard [WALTERS] at home and Nelson [WALTERS] and Hubert WALTERS, both of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Marguerite [WALTERS], at home.

Wednesday, December 21, 1938

John GRUWELL, 89, a farmer, residing two miles west of Perrysburg, succumbed at 4:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death followed a cerebral hemorrhage suffered five days ago.
Surviving are the following children: Claude E. [GRUWELL], of Perrysburg; Mrs. Harley LEFFEL, of Denver; Mrs. Ollie JOHNSON, of Champaign, Ill.; Mrs. Grace HAND, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Elsie DYER, of Winamac; and Charles [GRUWELL], of Peru.
The body was removed to the Drake funeral home in Peru pending funeral arrangements.

Friday, December 23, 1938

Mrs. Thelia K. POWER, aged 80, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred SEYMOUR, 1018 South Main street, at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon after an illness of several years due to complications. She had been bedfast for the past eight weeks.
The deceased has been a resident of this city for fifteen months coming here from Jackson, Michigan. Her son-in-law is the superintendent of the ROBBINS and COLE BROTHERS circuses.
Mrs. Power was born in Jackson, Michigan, August 1, 1858 the daughter of George W. and Prudence (JONES) WELCH. Her family were pioneer residents of Calhoun county, Michigan.
The deceased was married to Thomas J. POWER, a liveryman of Albion, Mich. The Power family lived in Albion for a number of years. Mr. Power died fifteen years ago. Mrs. Power was a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. SEYMOUR and Mrs. Floyd M. CLUTE of Jackson, Mich., and a son, A. Murray POWER of this city. A son, James W. POWER preceded his mother in death eighteen years ago.
The body will be taken this evening to Albion, Mich., where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Marsh Funeral Home. Interment will be made in the Riverside cemetery at Albion.

A fractured hip, suffered 11 weeks ago resulted in the death of Mrs. Laura Ann [ALSPACH] BERRY, 77. She passed away Thursday afternoon at the home of her son Harley , who resides south of Macy. Mrs. Berry had been a resident of the Macy community throughout her entire life and had a host of friends in both Miami and Fulton counties.
Mrs. Berry was born in Allen township, Miami county, on March 28, 1861. She was the daughter of Washington and Matilda ALSPACH. Her husband, Henry M. BERRY, preceded her in death 52 years ago. Mrs. Berry was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are a son, Harley BERRY, of near Macy; a brother, William ALSPACH, of Macy, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be held at the Berry home Saturday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. H. K. SCHONDELMEYER officiating. Interment will be made in the Mud Lake cemetery, west of Macy.

Mrs. Nancy IMLER, resident of Rochester for the past 40 years, passed away at her home, 329 West Eighth Street at five o'clock Thursday evening. Death resulted from complications following an illness of nine months duration.
Mrs. Imler was born in Allen county, Ohio. On April 27, 1873 she was united in marriage to Isaiah IMLER, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Imler was a member of the United Brethren church.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, December 24, 1938

William BIDDINGER, aged 64, former Fulton county treasurer and a life resident of this city died in the Woodlawn hospital at 1:40 o'clock Saturday morning after an illness of nine months due to complications.
The deceased was born in Rochester, July 19, 1874. He was the son of Peter and Samantha Jane BIDDINGER. He was educated in the Rochester public schools and for many years was employed by BEYER BROTHERS in their produce plant in this city.
Mr. Biddinger was active in Republican party circles and served as committeeman in precinct two of Rochester township for many years. He had been named superintendent of the City Disposal Plant by Mayor-elect Otis I. MINTER. For the past few years Mr. Biddinger had been an insurance agent.
In a ceremony which was performed in Fulton, October 30, 1901 Mr. Biddinger was married to Etta GRAHAM. The deceased was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church, Masonic and Kinghts of Pythias lodges.
Survivors are the widow and two children, Mrs. Marjorie CROWNOVER and William Tribbett BIDDINGER. A sister, Belle BIDDINGER preceded her brother in death.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Trinity Evangelical Church with Rev. H. J. LONG officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
The body was moved to the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street where it will lie in state until noon Sunday when it will be taken to the Evangelical Church for the last rites.

George W. HARRIS, aged 68, a lifelong resident of Leiters Ford died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 10:30 o'clock Friday night. Death was due to pneumonia which he contracted a week ago.
The deceased was born February 15, 1870 and was the son of Barton W. and Julia RINESMITH HARRIS. Mr. Harris was a bachelor and served for many years as sexton of the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Leiters Ford.
He is survived by two sisters, a brother, two nieces and a nephew.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Methodist Church in Leiters Ford with Rev. John WALTON, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

George A. SPOTTS, 91, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, passed away Friday evening at his home six miles northwest of Fulton. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage which was suffered five days previously.
The deceased who followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and Cass counties.
Mr. Spotts was born in Wayne township on August 16, 1847. He was the son of George and Sarah SPOTTS. On December 31, 1876 he was united in wedlock to Lydia A. SMITH, the ceremony being solemnized at Royal Centre. Mr. Spotts was a resident of Wayne township throughout his entire life. He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
The survivors are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Sadie SHOWLEY, of Rochester; Mrs. Tava CALLAHAN, of Milford, Ill.; Mrs. Ruby CALLAHAN, of Chicago; Mrs. Lawrence HENDRICKSON, of near Fulton; Mrs. Opal WELSHEIMER of Mishawaka; a half-sister, Mrs. Minnie JACOBS, of San Diego, Calif., and a half-brother, Fred SPOTTS, of Kewanna. Sixteen grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren Church. Rev. J. W. MILLER will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery, near Fulton.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth SMITH, 33, passed away at 7:30 o'clock Friday evening at her home, 130 North Jefferson street, this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of six months duration. Mrs. Smith had been a resident of this city for over a score of years.
Mary Elizabeth [WRIGHT], daughter of Nealis and Martha WRIGHT was born in North Carolina on June 18, 1905. She was united in marriage to Duff SMITH on Feb. 20, 1921, the ceremony being pronounced in Rochester. The deceased was affiliated with the Church of God.
The survivors are her husband and three children, Martha [SMITH], Cecil [SMITH] and Wilma [SMITH], all at home; a brother Joseph WRIGHT, of New York; and two sisters, Mrs. Rosey BALLARD, of St. Charles, Va., and Myrtle SMITH, of Flora, Ind.
The body will lie in state at the Ora Foster Funeral Home until the hour of the services at 10:00 o'clock Monday morning, December 26th, at which time services will be conducted by Rev. CALL at the Church of God in this city. She will be buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Delphi, Ind.

Tuesday, December 27, 1938

Logansport, Dec. 27. -- An accident at 6:30 o'clock Monday evening at Union Mills, six miles south of LaPorte, claimed the life of Mrs. Al SCHEER, 51, wife of the well-known local tavern proprietor, a former resident of Kewanna, who resides at 435 Washington street, and critically injured their son, Al [SCHEER], Jr., 22, also of this city.
According to reports from LaPorte, only Mrs. Scheer and her son were in the car at the time of the crash. The son was rushed to the Holy Family hospital at LaPorte where attaches stated he sustained severe internal injuries and expressed doubt that the youth would survive through the day.
The accident occurred when the Scheer car collieed head-on with an automobile driven by Maurice G. WOLFERS, 45, of 2120 Prairie avenue, Chicago. Wolfers escaped with lacerations on the face and body bruises.
Information received here indicated that Mrs. Scheer and her son who were spending the Christmas holidays with his parents during a short leave of absence from his government position in Washington, D.C. had attended a funeral at LaPorte the afternoon of the crash.
The youth was rushed to the hospital at LaPorte in an ambulance and was admitted to the hospital at 7 o'clock Monday evening.
Surviving Mrs. Scheer besides the husband and her injured son is a daughter, Marilodge SCHEER, 24, local beauty parlor operator.
LaPorte authorities contacted the local police station to notify Mr. Scheer and his daughter of the accident. The latter two had remained here in the city.
The McCloskey funeral home was called to return the body to this city.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Rev. Edward HABEGGER, 52, pastor of the Evangelical church at Celina, Ohio, died in a hospital at Bluffton, Monday evening from injuries which he received at 3:30 p.m. yesterday while enroute to his home after attending the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Linn CARR of Bruce Lake, parents of Mrs. [Edna CARR] HABEGGER.
Rev. Habegger was injured when an auto driven by his son, Orlyn [HABEGGER], 18, skidded on the slippery road of State Highway 118 near Bluffton and was almost wrapped about a tree. The driver was knocked unconscious, but apparently suffered no serious injuries. He is a student at International College in Fort Wayne.

Rev. Habegger's death was caused by a fractured skull. He also suffered a triple fracture of the left limb. Mrs. Habegger who was thrown clear of the wreckage, suffered fractures of three ribs and a younger son, Arthur [HABEGGER], 15, escaped with bruises.
Relatives of Mrs. Habegger were notified yesterday of the accident and the death later in the day of the Celina minister. They left immediately for Bluffton on receipt of word of the death of Rev. Habegger.

Wednesday, December 28, 1938

Amos E. HESS, 73, passed away Tuesday evening at his home 424 East 9th street, this city. Death resulted from cancer of the stomach after an illness of over a year. Mr. Hess who came to this city from Plymouth ten years ago had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this community.
The deceased was born in Illinois on January 16th, 1865. On June 19th, 1937, Mr. Hess was united in marriage to Elizabeth CLINGENPEEL, in a ceremony solemnized at South Bend. This [was] Mr. Hess' second marriage. During his residence in Rochester he followed the occupation of an interior decorator. He was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church.
The survivors are his wife; three brothers; two sisters; eight step-children and several step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the United Brethren church. Rev. REIDELBACH will officiate. Interment will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may view the body at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home prior to the hour of the services.

Logansport, Dec. 28. -- Double funeral rites will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic church at 9 o'clock Friday morning for Mrs. Al SCHEER and her son, Al [SCHEER], Jr., who met death in a highway crash near LaPorte Monday night, Father AICHINGER in charge.
The bodies of the victims were returned to the McCloskey chapel late Tuesday and was removed to the Scheer residence, 1431 North Third street, at noon Wednesday.
Mrs. Scheer met instant death when the southbound Scheer auto, driven by her son, crashed head-on with a car operated by Maurice WOLFERS of Chicago, who suffered only slight injuries. The local lady sustained a broken neck.
The son died in the Holy Family hospital, LaPorte at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning, after having submitted to an operation for the removal of a crushed kidney. He also suffered other internal hurts.
The mother and son were the only occupants of the south bound machine, which the son was driving.
Mrs. Scheer had attended the funeral rites in Chicago for the housekeeper of Mrs. Scheer's father, E. P. McSWEENY, and were enroute to Logansport. The impact threw both the mother and son from the machine. Mrs. Scheer was dead when motorists reached her, but the son was conscious.
The body of Mrs. Scheer was removed to the Kosanke funeral parlors in nearby Union Mills while Al Scheer, Jr., and the Chicago motorist were rushed to the Holy Family hospital at LaPorte, where the young man lapsed into unconsciousness.
A short time after his admission to the hospital the local youth submitted to the operation for the removal of the kidney. He had suffered such a large loss of blood that a blood transfusion was given but to no avail. He died less than seven hours after the accident.

Dr. Daniel BERNOSKA, LaPorte county coroner and state police investigated the fatality. No time has been set for the public inquest to be held by the coroner.
LaPorte officers called Logansport police following the accident and the local authorities notified the husband and the daughter, Marilodge SCHEER, who were taken to LaPorte immediately.
Al Scheer, Jr., employed in the railroad retirement division at Washington, D.C., for the last eighteen months, arrived at the home of his parents here Dec. 19, to spend a thirty day leave of absence granted him by the government before he took up his new duties of a post to which he was promoted this month.
He and his mother drove the family car to Chicago Sunday to be present for the funeral rites held Monday.
Both cars were demolished in the accident.
Mrs. Scheer is survived by the husband, Al SCHEER, widely known as a baseball player about 25 years ago, who now operates the Scheer tavern on North Third street; the daughter, Miss Marilodge SCHEER, operator of a local beauty parlor; her father; five sisters and four brothers and her father-in-law, Charles scheer, who resides in the Scheer home at 1431 North Third street. Until a few months ago the family resided at 435 Washington street, this city.

Thursday, December 29, 1938

Logansport, Ind., Dec. 29. -- Mrs. David PARSONS, 44, of Rochester, died today in a Logansport hospital of internal injuries suffered Monday in an auto accident on State Road 24 near Burnettsville.
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Logansport, Ind., Dec. 29. -- Mrs. David PARSONS, 44, of Rochester, R.R. 5, who was injured in an automobile accident late Monday afternoon, a mile west of Burnettsville, is in a critical condition at Cass county hospital.
She submitted to a blood transfusion and was given oxygen last night in an effort to bolster her ebbing strength. She is suffering from a fractured pelvis and a scalp wound.
Mrs. Parsons was riding with her husband and two sons when the accident occurred. Mr. Parsons and the sons escaped with minor bruises in the collision with another car at a crossroads.

Friday, December 30, 1938

Funeral services for Mrs. David PARSONS, aged 44, who resided on Rural Route 5, northeast of the city, will be held from the Methodist church at Kentland Sunday afternoon with burial in the Fair Lawn cemetery there.
Mrs. Parsons died in the Cass county hospital in Logansport on Thursday from injuries which she received Monday afternoon in an auto accident a mile west of Burnettsville.
Death was due to a fractured pelvis. Efforts were made Wednesday to bolster her ebbing strength through a blood transfusion and oxygen.
Mrs. Parsons received her fatal injuries when she was riding in a car with her husband and two sons when the auto collided with one driven by Russell BRANDT, 47, manager of a lumber company at Chalmers.
The Parsons family moved to Fulton county five years ago after Mr. Parsons purchased a farm in Richland township. He is employed as a mechanic in the Continental Can Company in Chicago and spent the week ends at the farm with his family.

Mrs. Parsons was reared at Kentland and lived there all her life until the family moved here to reside. Survivors other than the husband and two sons are a brother Bert McCARTHY of Kentland.

Saturday, December 31, 1938

Mrs. Ora FOSTER has been called to Indianapolis by the death of her sister, Mrs. Edgar GATTO, aged 40, who died in the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis at 11 o'clock Friday morning after a short illness. Mrs. Gatto had a number of friends in this city. Funeral services will be held Monday morning in Indianapolis.