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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

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1939

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1939

Tuesday, January 3, 1939

Mrs. Sarah SHIREMAN, 76, passed away Sunday evening at 11:45 o'clock at her home in Akron. Death resulted from complications which came in the wake of a stroke of paralysis. She had been in ill health for over a year.
Mrs. Shireman had been a resident of Henry township throughout her entire life. At the time of her death she was 76 years, four months and 28 days of age. Her parents were James and Ellen HARTMAN. Mrs. Shireman was a member of the Akron Church of God.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. James HUTCHINSON, north of Athens; five grandchildren; three [great ?]-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard [HARTMAN] and Ren [HARTMAN], both of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara CHURCHILL, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Cora CARPENTER, of Niles, Mich.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon, one o'clock at the Church of God in Akron. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services for Henry W. SCHERTZ, aged 74, retired farmer and former hardware dealer of this city, will be conducted at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning from the Trinity Evangelical Church with Rev. G. J. LONG, pastor of the church officiating. The Rochester Masonic Lodge of which organization the deceased was a member will have charge of the graveside service in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The Schertz home is at 808 North Monroe street.
Schertz died at 9:15 o'clock Sunday morning at Woodlawn hospital, the result of injuries sustained Friday afternoon when his car skidded as he was turning a curve on the Tiosa road, five miles northeast of Rochester. Death was caused by a concussion of the brain.
His wife and daughter, Mrs. Charles RIDDLE and the latter's two children, Charles [RIDDLE, Jr.] and Dorcus [RIDDLE], all riding in the car at the time, escaped with minor injuries.
The group had spent the day with relatives at Hamlet, Ind., and were returning home at the time of the mishap.
The deceased was a resident of Fulton county eighteen years, moving here from Hamlet. For several years he operated a hardware store in Rochester and an elevator in Tiosa. Later he became a farmer in the Tiosa community, retiring two years ago to move to this city.
Mr. Schertz was born December 28, 1864 in Butler county, Ohio, and was the son of Peter and Mary AUGSBERGER SCHERTZ. In a ceremony which was performed in Carlock, Ill., December 22, 1891 he was married to Mary A. SCHWARTZ. Mr. Schertz affiliated with the Mennonite Church when he was 21 years of age, later transferring his letter to the Trinity Evangelical Church of this city. Mr. Schertz had filled the chairs in the Rochester Masonic lodge and was the Tyler at the time of his death.

Surviving are the widow and two daughters, Mrs. Rudolph SCHWENK, of Hamlet, and Mrs. Charles RIDDLE, of Rochester; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Edward [SCHERTZ[, of Ill.; Otto [SCHERTZ], of Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine BACHMAN, of Ill.; Mrs. Uena GARBER, of Iowa; and Mrs. Mamie BURNS, of Peoria, Ill.
The body will lie in state at the Evangelical church from 9 to 10 o'clock Wednesday morning.

Edward C. SPARKS, aged 62, local agent of the Chicago & Erie railroad for the past ten years, died in the St. Vincent's hospital Indianapolis at 11 p.m. Saturday after an illness of one month due to complications. He had been a patient in the hospital for three weeks. The Sparks residence is one mile north of Rochester in Road 31.
The deceased was born in Philadelphia, Tenn., on May 6, 1876, and was the son of James and Alice SPARKS. When he was ten years of age the Sparks family moved to Indiana and when he was 20 years old Mr. Sparks accepted his first position on the Erie railroad as a telegraph operator.
Mr. Sparks in his 42 years service with the railroad was agent at Akron, Athens, Ora, Leiters Ford, Aldine and Markle before coming to Rochester. He was agent at Leiters Ford for six years and at Akron for 18 years moving to Rochester from Akron at the retirement of the late B. O. WEST, who had been the agent for the company here for many years.
Mr. Sparks was prominent in civic, lodge and church circles. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church and had served as past master of the Masonic lodge at Akron and was past worthy patron of the Eastern Star lodges in Akron and Rochester. He also was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Telegraphers and Erie Railroad Veterans Association.
In a ceremony which was performed May 5, 1897 at Knox, Mr. Sparks was married to Kennie CHAPMAN who survives as does a son Dr. Russell SPARKS of this city, two brothers, Thomas SPARKS, of South Bend, and Paul SPARKS, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Miss Helen SPARKS of Sacramento, Calif.; and two grandsons, Joseph [SPARKS] and John SPARKS. A son, Clarence SPARKS, who died in infancy, is buried at Leiters Ford. The sister Miss Sparks is enroute to this city.
The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from Grace Methodist church with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, pastor of the church officiating. The Akron Masonic lodge will have charge of the services at the graveside in the cemetery at Leiters Ford. The local Eastern Star Chapter had a twilight service at the Sparks home at 4:30 p.m. today. Body will be taken to church at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 4, 1939

Mrs. John BALDWIN was called to Peru Sunday by the death of her brother-in-law, Orley H. ELLERS, aged 48, who died suddenly Sunday morning following a heart attack. The funeral services were held in Peru Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. BALDWIN attended the last rites for their relative.

Thursday, January 5, 1939

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in Roanoke for Lawrence EDDINGFIELD, aged 70, of Roanoke, who died Monday evening following a heart attack.
The deceased for a number of years operated a department store at the corner of Main and Logan streets in Kewanna which store is now occupied by P. J. DWYER.

Mr. Eddingfield had a large acquaintanceship in Union, Wayne and Aubbeenaubbee townships and in the eastern part of Pulaski county, which he made while operating a store in Kewanna.
Survivors are the widow and two sons, Orville [EDDINGFIELD] and Alfred EDDINGFIELD all of Roanoke.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of John McCAFFREY, aged 41, a former resident of Peru, who died Monday night in Long Island, N.Y., from a heart attack. He suffered the attack while riding in his car. While in Peru the deceased was associated with his father, Hugh McCAFFREY in the wholesale grocery business. Funeral services were held this morning in Lond Island. Survivors are the widow, son and several brothers and sisters, among them Mrs. Louis COLE of Peru.

Monterey, Ind., Jan. 5. -- May Ann WIDMAN, 70, wife of Casper J. WIDMAN, passed away Wednesday morning at her home 1-1/2 miles southeast of Monterey. Mrs. Widman, who with her husband observed their 50th wedding anniversary last April 24, has resided in the home where she died for the past 30 years.
Surviving her besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. G. SNYDER of Winamac, and Mrs. E. Z. MORRIS of South Bend; one son Jacob [WIDMAN] of Pierceton; one half-brother, David HARTMAN of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Mrs. Maggie KELLER of Monterey; and four half-sisters, Mrs. Eugene FOX, Mrs. William KELSEY, Mrs. Earl WOODMENCY and Mrs. Walter VAUGHT all of Ft. Wayne.
Funeral services have been arranged for Saturday morning at nine o'clock at the St. Ann's church in Monterey with Father John SCHALL officiating. Burial will be made in the St. Ann's cemetery.
The body was returned to the home Thursday afternoon.

A baby born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Charles WHITTENBERGER died Sunday. The mother was Miss Bernice SNYDER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William SNYDER of this city.

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. [NOTE: her death was probably Thursday, December 29, 1938, as this item is taken from the Weekly edition of The News-Sentinel, Thursday, January 5, 1939. -- W.C.T.]

Saturday, January 7, 1939

George N. CLYMER, 78-year-old carpenter of Peru and for many years a resident of the Talma community, died in Dukes hospital in Peru Saturday morning from fractured skull which he received Friday night when struck by a car driven by B. L. FAULKNER, of Peru, as he was crossing the street. Deceased is survived by a number of relatives, among them Harrison CLYMER, farmer of near Talma. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Monday, January 9, 1939

Robert QUINN was called to Chicago Sunday by the death of his brother, Herman QUINN, aged 38, who was killed when his auto was struck by a street car at 9 a.m. yesterday. Quinn was alone at the time the accident occurred.
Full particulars of the accident which claimed the life of Mr. Quinn were not received here by his relatives.
The deceased is a former resident of Rochester and made his home with the late Dr. H. O. SHAFER for several years. He graduated from Rochester high school and college.
Quinn's body was moved to the home of a brother in Gary where funeral services will be held.

Abner J. BARRETT today received word of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Myrtle BARRETT, aged 74, widow of the late Joseph BARRETT, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace MARTIN, Jersey City, N.J., at 11:20 o'clock Sunday evening.
Mrs. Barrett had been visiting in her daughter's home since Thanksgiving Day. It is thought that her death was due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born in Warsaw and her father, a Mr. ROTH, operated the first variety store in Rochester. Her husband preceded her in death. Mrs. Barrett was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are the daughter; grandson, Barrett IRVINE, LaPorte; and a sister, who resides in California.
The body will be brought to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Wednesday morning. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Jacob MECHLING, aged 69 years, a life long resident of the Argos community, passed away at the Kelly hospital Saturday afternoon, at two o'clock. Death resulted from diabetes following an illness of over eight months duration. Several months ago Mr. Mechling suffered the amputation of a leg in a futile effort to arrest the disease. The deceased was well known throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Mr. Mechling was born on a farm near Argos Oct. 3, 1869. He was the son of Alfred and Nancy (ANDERSON) MECHLING. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Elzie Elnora BOWEN. Mr. Mechling was a member of the Argos Baptist church.
The survivors are his wife, two sons, Lora [MECHLING] and Guy [MECHLING], both of Argos; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth MARSHMAN, of South Bend; Mrs. Gladys JARRETT and Mrs. Mary Hope WEINADER, both of Argos, and a sister Mrs. Nellie SILLS, of Tippecanoe.
Funeral services were held at Argos Christian church Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Christian church, officiated Interment was made in the Jordon cemetery southwest of Argos.

Rev. John RUNKLE, aged 78, a former resident of the Macy community, died at Pendleton, Ind., Sunday afternoon. He was a retired minister of the Methodist church.
The deceased was born on a farm three miles northeast of Macy, Oct. 20, 1860, and was the son of Jacob and Mary LEYSEY RUNKLE.
He taught school and was elected trustee of Allen township in Miami county and also served as superintendent of the Miami county public school system.
Rev. Runkle entered the ministry of the Methodist church and served in charges at Marion, Logansport, Muncie and other cities in Indiana.
The deceased was remembered by many because of his huge stature and he was noted as the largest minister in the Northeastern Indiana conference of the Methodist church.
Rev. Runkle was thrice married, his first two wives, Miss Jessie SAVAGE, Macy, and Miss Addie MURPHY, Chili, preceding him in death.
He is survived by the widow, three nieces and a nephew. The funeral arrangements were not completed at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Peru, Ind., Jan. 9. -- Struck on the head by the hinge on a rear door of a moving automobile against which he apparently walked as he was crossing the street Friday night, George N. CLYMER, 72, a carpenter, died of his injuries at 6 o'clock Saturday morning in the Dukes Memorial hospital here to which he was rushed immediately after the mishap.
The fatal accident occurred on North Broadway 100 feet north of the city when Clymer, headed northeast across the street, apparently walked into the side of the southbound car driven by Barney FALKNER, 45, Peru rural route one. Clymer died of a double fracture of the skull. He was taken to the hospital in the Hammond-Jackson ambulance.
A native of Talma, Clymer was born in that community on November 16, 1866, the son of the late Dr. Newton and Lenora MOORE CLYMER. He has resided in this city for the past 25 years, making his residence at Seventh and Union streets.
Surviving are two sons: Garland [CLYMER], of Ft. Wayne, and Herbert [CLYMER] of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Flora HEIMBAUGH of Idaho Springs, Colo., and a brother, Harrison [CLYMER], of Talma.
The body was removed to the Hammond-Jackson funeral home where services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. R. E. TURNER officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

Tuesday, January 10, 1939

Funeral services for the late Rev. John RUNKLE, retired pastor of the Methodist church and a former resident of Macy, who died at his home in Pendleton Sunday will be from the Pendleton M.E. church at 10 a.m. Wednesday after which the body will be taken to Chili. Services will be conducted from the Baptist church in Chili at 2 p.m. Wednesday followed by interment in the cemetery at Chili.

Wednesday, January 11, 1939

Miss Plaudia ENYEART, aged 57, a former resident of Kewanna, died at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Newcastle. She had been in ill health for several years.
The deceased was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth ENYEART. She was born on a farm in Union township three and a half miles northwest of Kewanna.
Miss Enyeart was a school teacher when her health permitted. She taught in Kewanna and in Kansas and Colorado until eight years ago, when she went to Newcastle to reside.
Survivors are the father who lives in Kewanna; two brothers, Milo ENYEART who resides in Kansas and Oscar ENYEART, Kewanna, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The body has been moved to Kewanna, but funeral arrangements will not be made until the brother arrives from Kansas.

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle BARRETT, aged 74, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace MARTIN in Jersey City, N.J., Sunday night will be held from the Grace Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body arrived in this city Wednesday morning and was moved to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the Methodist church from noon until the hour of the last rites.

Thursday, January 12, 1939

Mrs. Mary FRUSHOUR, aged 70, of Lucerne, died at 6 o'clock Thursday morning in the St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Dec. 1, 1938.
The deceased was the wife of Addis FRUSHOUR, who has operated a hardware store in Lucerne for a number of years. She was born on a farm in Wayne township and was the daughter of James and Margaret HINES.
Mrs. Frushour was educated in the schools at Grass Creek and was one of a family of twelve children. She was a member of the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church of Lucerne.
Survivors are the husband, two sons, Edward [FRUSHOUR] and James FRUSHOUR, who are associated with their father in the hardware business at Lucerne; three daughters, Mrs. Mary COGHILL, Toledo, O., Miss Ruth FRUSHOUR, Indianapolis, and Miss Margaret FRUSHOUR, Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Michael [HINES] and James HINES, Kewanna; three sisters, Mrs. Nora DOWNEY, Chicago, Sister M. NOEMI, Jacksonville, Ill., and Mrs. Julia QUANTAM, Indianapolis, and three grandsons, Jimmy [FRUSHOUR] and Jay Warren FRUSHOUR of Lucerne, and Tommy COGHILL of Toledo. Two sons preceded their mother in death.
Funeral services will be held from the St. Elizabeth Catholic church in Lucerne, at 9 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Charles SEEBERGER of Kewanna in charge. Interment will be made in the St. Ann's Roman Catholic cemetery at Kewanna.

Albert L. TUCKER, 89, died Wednesday morning at 2:40 o'clock at his home in Mentone. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis suffered five weeks ago. The deceased was born in Kosciusko county on Sept. 19, 1849, the son of Horace and Eliza TUCKER. He spent his entire life in Kosciusko county, and in his later years was in the dairy business in Mentone.
Surviving relatives include the widow, Lula TUCKER; four daughters, Mrs. Effie SUMME, of Akron, Mrs. Ida HUFFER, of Claypool, Mrs. Millie GETTY, of Silver Lake, and Miss Una TUCKER, of Rochester; Six sons, Ivan [TUCKER] and Frank TUCKER, both of Claypool, Roy TUCKER, of Dayton, Wash.; Dearl [TUCKER] and Rex [TUCKER], both of Mentone, and John TUCKER, of Chicago; a number of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. One son, Elmer TUCKER, preceded his father in death.
Funeral services in charge of the Reed mortuary of Mentone, will be held on Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Baptist church in Mentone, of which the deceased was a member. Rev. Horace BARNABY will officiate and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.

Saturday, January 14, 1939

Mrs. Sarah HALDEMAN, aged 83, a life long resident of Fulton county, died at the home of her son Lloyd Haldeman, who resides three miles north of Akron at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to a heart attack which followed a stroke of paralysis which she suffered several weeks ago.
The deceased was born on a farm in Henry township August 19, 1855 and was the daughter of Isaac and Mary LEININGER. She is the last of a family of ten children and is the mother-in-law of Jack MORRIS, county commissioner, and Gail HARSH, county welfare director.
In a ceremony which was performed April 1, 1881, the deceased was married to Henry HALDEMAN who preceded her in death ten years ago. The Haldemans lived on a farm north of Akron for many years. She was a member of the Saints Church at Akron.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Jack MORRIS, Mrs. Gail HARSH and Mrs. Ernest HUNTER, all of Akron; three sons, Lloyd [HALDEMAN] and Vernon HALDEMAN of Akron and Claude HALDEMAN of Chicago; half-brother, William KRAUS, of Jackson, Mich.; half-sister, Mrs. Mary WHITTENBERGER, Warsaw; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral arrangements will not be completed until word has been received from relatives at distant points. The services probably will be held either Monday or Tuesday.

Mrs. Joshua WILLARD, 32, of 1425 Elm street, this city, passed away Friday evening, 11:30 o'clock at the Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Willard had been a resident of this city for the past nine years, coming here from Chicago.
Ethel E. [BURKETT], daughter of Mark BURKETT and Mrs. Ray FLYNN was born at Ora, Ind., on October 6 1906. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Joshua WILLARD, of this city. Mrs. Willard was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
The survivors are her husband; five children, Willis Dean [WILLARD], Patsy [WILLARD], Ruth Marlene [WILLARD], Robert [WILLARD] and Jean [WILLARD]; five step-children, Louise [WILLARD], Charles [WILLARD], Helen [WILLARD], Shirley [WILLARD], Wilma Jean [WILLARD], all at home; her parents; three sisters, Mrs. Archie McKEE, Mrs. Lester CARR and Mrs. Bill GREEN, all of Rochester; and two brothers, Alfred [BURKETT] and Cecil BURKETT, of Ora, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. RAFNEL will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, this city.

Monday, January 16, 1939

Mrs. Fred TIPTON, early today received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Ella KAUFMAN, which occurred 10 o'clock Sunday evening at her home in Columbia City, Ind. Mrs. Tipton who has been confined to her bed by illness for the past several weeks will be unable to attend the funeral, which will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Relatives here have received word of the death of Beverly BUSSERT, aged 63, who died at the home of his brother Ambrose BUSSERT, 932 Thirty-Fourth Street, South Bend, at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Death was due to heart trouble. He had been seriously ill four months.
The deceased was born in Fulton county, Feb. 7, 1875, and was the son of Amos and Evangeline BUSSERT. He had lived in South Bend since 1922. While living in Rochester he was employed in tonsorial shops as a barber. His wife was Jennie BUSH of Plymouth.
Survivors are a son, Wilbur BUSSERT, South Bend, three brothers, Ambrose [BUSSERT] and Loren BUSSERT of South Bend and Dan BUSSERT of this city, and a number of nephews and nieces.
Short funeral services will be held from the Ambrose Bussert home in South Bend at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning after which the body will be brought to the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth Street.
Services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Tuesday with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON pastor of the Grace Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery north of this city in Road 31.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Sarah HALDEMAN, life-long resident of Henry township, who died at the home of her son Lloyd HALDEMAN near Akron Saturday morning, were held Monday afternoon from the Church of God in Akron. Rev. SLAYBAUGH was in charge and burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Tuesday, January 17, 1939

Funeral rites for John TITUS, aged 76, who died in the Peabody Memorial Home in North Manchester, Sunday from meningitis, were held yesterday at the home and the body was cremated. Mr. Titus was a resident of Indianapolis for forty years and was the Indiana representative for the Bradley Knitting Mills for fifty years before his retirement. Mr. Titus had a number of friends in Rochester, and was a cousin to Mrs. Frank GOULD. Survivors are the widow, who also lives at the home, son and daughter.

Harold ROOFING, aged 30, farmer who resides three miles west of Argos, died in the Kelly Hospital at Argos at 2:30 p.m. Monday of injuries which he received early last Thursday morning when his automobile ploughed into the rear of a large truck. Death was due to pneumonia and a double fracture of the skull.
The accident which cost the life of young Roofing occurred about 1 a.m. Thursday on highway No. 31, three miles south of Argos when he drove his car into a semi-trailer of the E. E. Mills company, of South Bend, driven by Louis DOWELL of Lakeville.
Roofing was found in the wreckage of his automobile by Allen STEVENSON and Lloyd KROUSE of Argos, who were enroute home. They summoned an ambulance which removed Roofing to the Kelly hospital.
The deceased was a life resident of the Argos community and was born on a farm near that city Nov. 12, 1907. His parents were Frank and Goldie (STULTS) ROOFING. He, in addition to being a farmer, was a mechanic and had been employed at various times by garages in Argos.
Surviving the young man are his parents, with whom he resided; two sisters, Ruth [ROOFING] and Isabel [ROOFING], both at home; and two brothers, Lee [ROOFING] and Frank [ROOFING], Jr., both residing near Argos.

The funeral services will be held from the Christian church at Argos at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. A. M. THOMAS officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery near Argos.

Mrs. Katherine BEVELHEIMER, aged 75, of Fulton, died in the Cass county hospital in Logansport at 7:45 o'clock Monday evening where she had been confined since Jan. 2.
Death resulted from injuries which she received Sept. 22 when a car in which she was riding with her son-in-law, A. E. KOFFEL, of Fulton, figured in a collision at the crossroad one mile south of Fulton with a machine driven by Charles RICHTER, farmer of near Fulton. In the accident the aged woman suffered cuts and bruises and internal injuries.
Mrs. Bevelheimer was born in Pennsylvania, March 1, 1863, and was the daughter of James and Rosanna TOLSTON. In 1883 in a ceremony which was performed in Pennsylvania she was married to Joseph BEVELHEIMER who died in 1918. Mrs. Bevelheimer, who was a member of the United Brethren church at Fulton had lived in Fulton county since 1884.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Olca KOFFEL, Mrs. Ruth LAIRD, both of Logansport; Mrs. Laura MASON, Oakwood, Ill.; three sons, Ray [BEVELHEIMER], Tipton; Reuben [BEVELHEIMER], Fulton; Jesse [BEVELHEIMER], Peru, and 11 grandchildren.
The body was taken to a Fulton mortuary and will be returned to the Bevelheimer home this evening. Funeral services will be held from the Fulton U.B. church at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J. W. MILLER officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery in this city.

Wednesday, January 18, 1939

Arthur KILLION, aged 42, Macy World War veteran and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Charles JONES of this city, died in the Veterans hospital at Marion at 3:10 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of several years. Mr Killion had been a patient in the hospital since last September.
Killion was born near Terre Haute on March 13, 1896 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis KILLION. He was married to Eva JONES in a ceremony which was performed in Talma June 23, 1922.
The deceased enlisted in the World War a month after the United States entered and he served eleven months overseas and at his discharge had the rank of a sergeant. He was a carpenter and a member of the town board at Macy. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Macy and the American Legion Post at Peru.
Survivors are the widow; two sons, Charles [KILLION] and Jack [KILLION], at home; four sisters and a brother, Robert [KILLION], Edna ATKINSON, Rachel [KILLION] and Hildreth KILLION, all of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Elva SWARTZ of Terre Haute; a half-sister, Winifred [KILLION], of Terre Haute; his father and step-mother, of Terre Haute; four step-brothers and four step-sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Methodist Church in Macy with Rev. Charles DUNLAP in charge. Burial will be made in the Plainview Cemetery west of Macy. The Peru post of the American Legion will have charge of the graveside service.

Charles J. STRADLEY, aged 75, scion of one of the pioneer families of Rochester, died at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of a relative in Pulaski county. Death was due to kidney trouble and followed an illness of several months.

The deceased who was better known as "C. J." STRADLEY was born March 29, 1863 in this city. His parents were Charles and Harriett STRADLEY. The family home was at the corner of Tenth and Jefferson streets.
Little could be learned about Mr. Stradley today as he has no near relatives in Rochester. He was a laborer and had been employed by contracting firms in this city for a number of years.
A sister, Mrs. Lyda LOOMIS of Cleveland, Ohio survives as does a niece, Mrs. Sam STARR of Argos. A brother and sister preceded in death.
The body was moved to the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street. Funeral arrangements were not completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

George NICODEMUS, 77, former resident of Macy, succumbed Tuesday afternoon near Peru following an illness of a few days. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born in Fulton county on April 30, 1861, the deceased resided in Macy until 1934 when his wife, Amanda, passed away.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. B. HERLEM, of Peru; Mrs. Rhoda POOLE, of Chicago; two brothers, Phillip [NICODEMUS], of Peru; and Tom [NICODEMUS], Spokane, Wash.; and a sister, Mrs. Laura JOHNSON, of Akron.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning from the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.

Thursday, January 19, 1939

Frank A. BRANDENBURG, aged 50, a former resident of Rochester, died suddenly at his home, 1729 East 67th street, Chicago, early Wednesday following a heart attack.
The deceased was well known in this city and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank BRANDENBURG who resided at the corner of Main and Fifteenth streets for many years. The deceased was a painter and a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors are the widow, Maude BRANDENBURG, and a brother, Benjamin BRANDENBURG of this city. A brother, Otto BRANDENBURG died last spring.
The body is resting in the chapel at 8400 South Ashland Avenue, Chicago.
The funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Englewood Christian Church, Stewart Avenue and 66th Place, Chicago. Interment will be at Watseka, Ill.

John SWEENEY, aged 75, colored, and an employee of the COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS, died last evening from a heart attack while sitting in a chair in his room at the winterquarters.
Sweeney had a premonition that he was going to die and he so informed several of his fellow employees several days ago, stating that his end would come by the cause and in the manner that it did.
Sweeney had been employed with circuses for many years. He was born in Capt Town, South Africa and came to this country when 25 years old with a load of wild animals which he had helped to capture in safaris.
Sweeney was an unusual negro, circus men stated. They said that he was honorable, could be trusted and always performed more labor than was asked of him.
Funeral services will be held from the Val Zimmerman Apartments at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. H. F. RAFNEL officiating. Interment will be made in the Citizens Cemetery.

Friday, January 20, 1939

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Foster Funeral Home for the late Charles J. STRADLEY, who died Tuesday following a heart attack. Rev. John CALL officiated. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Monday, January 23, 1939

Mrs. Ocie Margaret HARDESTY, aged 25, of Argos, died in the Kelly Hospital in Argos at 7:30 o'clock on Sunday evening from peritonitis. Death followed an illness of one year.
The deceased was a life resident of Argos and was born June 12, 1913. Her parents were Ralph and Ella ELLIS. Her husband, Frank HARDESTY, she married in 1930. Mrs. Hardesty was a member of the Advent Church of God.
Survivors are the husband; three daughters, Carean May [HARDESTY], Madeline [HARDESTY] and Eileen [HARDESTY]; a son, Francis [HARDESTY], all at home; father Frank ELLIS of Argos; and a brother Russell ELLIS, also of Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Argos Methodist church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Place of interment is as yet undecided.
The body will be returned to the home this evening.

Mrs. Ella NELLANS, 66, passed away Saturday evening at her home one mile south of Argos, Ind., on State Road 31. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which was suffered two weeks ago. Mrs. Nellans had been a resident of the Argos community throughout her entire life and had a wide acquaintance of friends in both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Mrs. Nellans' parents were Robert and Elizabeth PRICE. She was united in marriage to Mac NELLANS in 1889. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
The survivors are her husband, three sons, Otis [NELLANS], Clair [NELLANS] and Dean [NELLANS], all of near Argos; and six grandchildren. A daughter died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at the Argos Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. R. H. CROWDER will officiate. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Tuesday, January 24, 1939

LaPorte, Ind., Jan. 24. -- George W. ALBRECHT, 79, 1710 Michigan avenue, died suddenly at his home Sunday night, shortly after 9 o'clock.
He was born here on March 26, 1859, and had lived here practically all of his life. He was married in September, 1898, to Lena WALTERS, who survives.
Mr. Albrecht was a member of the First Christian church, the I.O.O.F. lodge and Maccabees.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Bess C. HARLOW of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. James McCANN of New York City, and Mrs. May MEIER, at home; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the O. M. Haverstock chapel. The Rev. Clayton WILSON will officiate and burial will be in Patton cemetery. The remains may be viewed this evening at the funeral home.

-- Mr. [George W.] ALBRECHT was a resident of this city several years ago and has a wide acquaintance of friends in this community. For a few years he was employed as manager of the STANTON orchards at the western edge of Rochester.

Mrs. Harry [V.] [Anna E. McKITRICK] CASPER, aged 58, wife of the former Rochester city clerk-treasurer and a well known local dressmaker, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Krathwohl 121 East Ninth street, at 5:15 o'clock Monday afternoon, after an illness dating to last October.
The deceased was a life resident of Rochester and was born Sept. 20, 1880. Her parents were John and Sophia (CRAMER) McKITRICK. In a ceremony performed June 13, 1920, in St. Joe, Mich., she was married to Mr. Casper. Mrs. Casper was an active member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Robert KRATHWOHL and Mrs. Bernice RITTER, Prospect, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Emma KILMER of this city and Mrs. Bell ONETH of Jet, Okla.; brother John McKITRICK, Kiowa, Kansas, and four grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the church in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizen's cemetery.
Friends may view the body at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home prior to the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Anna TONER, aged 82, who with her husband was associated in the operation of the TONER HOTEL and other local hostelries and also a hotel at Kewanna for a number of years died at her home, 408 North Main street, at 8:55 o'clock Monday evening. She had been in ill health for several years but was only seriously ill for several weeks.
The deceased was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., October 8, 1856. Her parents were Matilda and Jonathan CRUM, and she came to this county with them when she was 13 years of age. Mrs. Toner was a member of the Methodist church at Burton.
In a ceremony which was performed in Kewanna Nov. 23, 1876, the deceased was married to John TONER who died one year ago. Mrs. Toner was widely known by the traveling public because of her long association with the hotel business. The last hotel which the Toners operated was the ERIE [hotel] on North Pontiac street.
Survivors are a granddaughter Mrs. Ralph DEVAULT of this city; two step-brothers, Michael [SHERIDAN] and Dan SHERIDAN of Kewanna; step-sister Mrs. Mary Ann HAWK, Culver; and a number of nephews and cousins. A cousin, Henry SHIVELY, was living with Mrs. Toner at the time of her death.
The body was moved to the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna where services will be held at -- o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, pastor of the Methodist church in Rochester will officiate and interment will be made in the Shafer cemetery near Kewanna.

Clarence Algeron TATMAN, aged 39, a former resident of Fulton, died at 8:30 o'clock Sunday evening at his home in Muncie. Death followed an illness of ten weeks due to complications.
The deceased was born near Lucetta and was the son of John and Myrtle TATMAN who now reside in Fulton. In a ceremony which was performed in 1923 he was married to Neva WOODRUFF of Logansport. Mr. Tatman was a member of the Methodist Church at Fletcher's Lake. He had resided in Muncie for the past seven years where he was employed by the Warner Gear Company.
Short funeral services will be held in Muncie at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning after which the cortege will leave for Fulton where the last rites will be held at 2 p.m. from the United Brethren Church. Interment will be made in the Citizens Cemetery at Fulton.

Wednesday, January 25, 1939

Mrs. Mary Ann McKINNEY, aged 77, widow of the late John McKINNEY and one of the best known and highly respected women in Fulton county died at her farm home west of Rochester on rural route 6 at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death followed an illness dating since last June due to complications.
The deceased was born in Winona, Ill., on June 7, 1861, and was the daughter of James and Rose Ann (GETTY) HANNA. In a ceremony which was performed at Piper City, Ill., in 1880, she was married to John McKINNEY.
Mr. and Mrs. McKinney moved to this county from Piper City, Ill, 36 years ago, since which time they have resided here. Mrs. McKinney was known for her benevolences, all of which were performed in an unostentatious manner. Mrs. McKinney was a devout member o the First Presbyterian church of this city
Survivors are five children, John McKINNEY, [Jr.],; Mrs. Bessie WERNER and Mrs. Anna BEARSS, who live on farms near the home of their mother; James McKINNEY and Miss Mabel McKINNEY who reside at home; and a grandson Donald WERNER of Rochester. Mr. McKinney died two years ago and a son Fred [McKINNEY] passed away in 1918.
The funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the McKinney farm home with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects at the McKinney home prior to the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Ellen SUTHERLIN, 79, a life-long resident of the Talma community passed away Wednesday morning, 6:55, at her home in Talma. Death was attributed to heart trouble. Mrs. Sutherlin had been in ill health for the past four years, however, her condition did not become critical until three weeks ago.
Ellen [SOLOVON], daughter of Dennis and Mary SOLOVON, was born on a farm near Talma on May 1st, 1859. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Isaac HEIGHWAY who passed away two years after the wedding ceremony. In 1883, Mrs. Heighway was wed to John SUTHERLIN, who also preceded his wife in death. Mrs. Sutherlin was a member of the Catholic church.
One sister, Miss Sarah SOLOVON of Talma survives. Mrs. Sutherlin resided with her sister for a long number of years.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Talma Christian church. Burial will be made in the Riechter cemetery.

Friends in Monterey received word Tuesday morning of the accidental death of William KULKO, husband of the former Miss Edythe KELLEY of Monterey, which occurred in Chicago Monday.
Mr. Kulko, who was an interior decorator, was engaged in painting a ceiling when the scaffold gave way beneath him, plunging him to the floor below. Death was almost instantaneous. Funeral services were held Thursday in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Kulko were married in Crown Point on July 11, 1938, and only announced their marriage at Christmas time when they spent their Christmas vacation with the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. KELLEY of Knox.
Mrs. Kulko, who has been seriously ill at her home in Chicago for the past two weeks, will be brought to the home of her parents at Knox as soon as her health will permit.

Thursday, January 26, 1939

Mrs. Gertrude Katherine McCARTER, 60, resident of Rochester for several years died at 6:25 o'clock Wednesday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. McCORD, 823-1/2 East Marked street, Logansport, with whom she had made her home for the past six years or since the death of her husband, George McCARTER, well known contractor of Williamsport. She had been seriously ill for several weeks.
Only surviving relatives are two cousins, Mrs. Alma CUNNINGHAM, San Antonio, Tex., and the well known radio artist, Vaughn DeLEATH, of New York City, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. C. WALTERS, niece and nephew of Shreveport, La.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 at the Coffing and Robinson Funeral Home at Attica, Ind., and burial will be beside her husband at Williamsport.
Mrs. McCarter was a member of the Evergreen Rebekah lodge No. 87 while a resident of Rochester.

Mrs. Lula FINNEY, 36, passed away at her home, 531 Ohio Ave., this city, at 11:45 Wednesday night. Death resulted from tuberculosis following an illness of over three years. Mrs. Finney had been a resident of Rochester for the past ten years, coming here from Star City, Ind.
Lula [REAMS], daughter of William and Mary REAMS, was born March 1, 1902, in Whetting, Iowa. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Curtis FINNEY, the ceremony being solemnized in Rochester.
The survivors are her husband, Curtis E. FINNEY, of this city; two sons, Albert [FINNEY], of Gregory, Mich., and Richard [FINNEY] at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William REAMS, of Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Roy SHELHEART, Gregory, Mich.; Mrs. Glen GILBERT, Mrs. William WERICH, Mrs. Pearl STEVEN, all of Chicago Heights; Mrs. Samford SHOWLEY, of Winamac, and three brothers, Bert REAMS, of Pulaski; William REAMS, of Chelca, Mich., and Harry REAMS, of Culver.
The funeral services will be held at the United Brethren church, Saturday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, with Rev. REIDENBACH in charge. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery northwest of Fulton. The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, January 30, 1939

Following an illness of five months from carcinoma, Otis William CUNNINGHAM, 48, passed away Saturday 9:45 p.m. at his home in Richland township, three miles east of Leiters Ford, Ind. Mr. Cunningham was a policeman for the city of South Bend for a number of years and at the time of his death he was receiving a policeman's pension from that city. He had resided in South Bend for the past 18 years, 16 of which were spent on the police force.
Otis William, son of Charles and June CUNNINGHAM, was born July 25th, 1890, in Vermillion county, Ind. He was a member of the South Bend policemen's Fraternal Organization and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the northern section of the state.

The survivors are his wife Lucile CUNNINGHAM and his father Charles CUNNINGHAM of near Leiters Ford.
Funeral services will be held at the Cunningham residence, three miles east of Leiters Ford, Tuesday morning at 9 a.m Burial will be made in the Danville, Ill. cemetery.

Carolyn Sue [LEWIS], two and a half weeks old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry LEWIS, succumbed at 10:45 a.m. Monday in the Woodlawn hospital. The child was ill only a few hours. Surviving are the parents, a brother, Richard [LEWIS], and two sisters, Lois [LEWIS] and Charon Lee [LEWIS], and the grandparents. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Dwight "Jack" DuBOIS, aged 24, son of Dr. and Mrs. Dwight DuBOIS of Roann, former residents of Kewanna where Dr. DuBois conducted a dental paprlor, died at 5 o'clock Monday morning in the Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru from injuries he received early Sunday morning in an auto accident three miles west of Peru in Road 24. Herbert CARROLL, 29, of Roann, who was riding with DuBois is in a serious condition in the Peru hospital with little hope entertained for his recovery.
The dead youth is a nephew of Mrs. A. E. BABCOCK and has been living on a farm near Roann, owned by his father. His death was due to a fractured skull and chest injuries. His left foot was also fractured. Carroll who is a Roann blacksmith's assistant, received four or more fractures to his left leg, a broken right leg, chest injuries and had his scalp almost completely torn from his head. He was at first believed to be suffering from a skull fracture, but attending physicians later declared there was no indications of one. Carroll's parents who live in California have been advised.
The accident occurred while the youths were riding in a 1938 sedan owned by Dr. DuBois, which was being driven by his son, who was fatally injured. State Patrolman Joseph TUCKETT and Deputy Sheriff Walter E. ANDERSON of Peru made an investigation of the crash. Because of the serious condition of Carroll he has not been able to make a statement to police.
Apparently the young men were headed toward Logansport at 5 a.m. in a snowstorm and DuBois was unable to see the highway because of the blinding snow. The heavy car left the pavement of the state road and crashed into a buckeye tree at the roadside crumpling its occupants inside. There was no evidence that the automobile skidded.
It took officials half an hour to pry open the door of the vehicle and extricate DuBois from the twisted mass of wreckage. One of his feet was around the steering wheel and the other was caught in the clutch. He was taken to the hospital in the Hammond-Jackson ambulance from Peru. The engine had been pushed back into Carroll's lap. He was removed to the hospital in the Drake ambulance, also from Peru.
The accident victims were discovered by Everett MURPHY, 272-1/2 South Broadway, and Eugene SLAUGHTER, 371 West Fifth street, Peru, who happened by in another automobile a few minutes after the Roann car left the pavement and hurtled into the tree. They immediately notified Peru authorities.
The body of DuBois was moved to an undertaking parlor at Roann. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time The News-Sentinel went to press and data for an obituary was not obtainable.

Tuesday, January 31, 1939

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for a baby which was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis POLK earlier in the day. Rev. G. J. LONG officiated and interment was made in the Citizen's cemetery. Mrs. Polk was Miss Louise WOODCOX.

This is both an obituary and a notice to relatives especially a daughter, that Washington CHAMBERLAIN, aged 78, is dead. He succumbed Monday evening at the Fulton County Home after an illness of one month due to complications.
The deceased was very proud and though he had been an inmate of the Fulton County Home for the past nine years he refused even on his death bed to divulge his daughter's name or her address or that of any of his other relatives.
For the record at the home, the deceased stated he was born June 2, 1862 at Campbellsburg, Ind., and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John CHAMBERLAIN. His wife who was Kathryn HACKETT, preceded him in death. Chamberlain was a carpenter and was admitted to the home from Rochester.
The body has been moved to the Bruce Todd funeral home at Kewanna where it will be held while efforts are made to locate the daughter and other missing relatives. Any one who knows Mr. Chamberlain's relatives are asked to communicate with police or Mr. Todd.

Funeral services for Calvin BELTZ, 70, manager of the Mentone Cooperative Shipping Association, who died Saturday, will be held from the Baptist Church in Mentone at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made at Bourbon. Mr. Beltz was well known by farmers of Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall and Wabash counties.

Funeral services for Dwight "Jack" DuBOIS, 25, victim of an auto crash west of Peru early Sunday morning will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the residence three miles northeast of Roann. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Roann. The deceased is a son of Dr. Dwight DuBOIS who operated a dental parlor in Kewanna for a number of years.

Wednesday, February 1, 1939

Virgil Delorus CLINKER, aged 40, Jackson, Mich., who was reared on a farm two miles north of Disko where his parents still reside, died in the St. Joseph Hospital in Jackson at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning.
Death was due to a skull fracture which Clinker received in an auto accident Sunday night at Jackson. Details of the accident were unknown to the members of the immediate family.
The deceased was born on the Clinker farm near Disko, October 16, 1898. His parents were Henry and Christina CLINKER. He was a boilermaker and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are the parents of Disko; two sisters, Mrs William ROGERS, Disko, and Mrs. Frank ALBERTSON, Atwood; and a daughter, Doris Kathleen CLINKER, of Buchanan, Mich.
The funeral services will be held from the South Pleasant Church near Akron at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Levi HILL and Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 for Carolyn Sue [LEWIS], 2-1/2- week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey LEWIS. Rev. G. J. LONG officiated and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Esther JACKSON, former Fulton resident passed away on her 30th birthday Tuesday evening, at the Irene Byron sanitarium, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Mrs. Jackson had been in ill health for over a year.
The deceased was born in Fulton county, Jan. 21, 1909. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Clarence Jackson. Her maiden name was Esther DuBOIS.
The survivors are her husband, Clarence JACKSON, of Fulton; three children, Bobby [JACKSON], Albert [JACKSON] and Donnabelle [JACKSON]; her mother, Mrs. Cora YOCUM, of Rochester; three brothers, Albert [DuBOIS] and Leo [DuBOIS], of Rochester, and Wilhelmus [DuBOIS], of Fulton; two sisters, Mrs. Helen MILLER, of Wabash and Mrs. Milo CARR, of Rochester.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Eliza FEECE, aged 80, a life long resident of Fulton county, died Tuesday night at her farm home south of Athens after a short illness due to pneumonia.
The deceased was born June 12, 1858 and was the daughter of Wesley and Sarah HARTMAN. She had lived on a farm near Athens for many years or since her marriage to Peter FEECE.
Survivors are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Stella NICODEMUS, Mrs. Nettie SAYGER and Mrs. Dorothy STRONG, all of Rochester; foster brother, Andrew HARTMAN, Rochester; 25 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Athens United Brethren Church at 2 o'clock Thursday aftenoon with Rev. C. E. MILLS officiating. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Following an illness of several months, Mrs. Chester [LuMima BURKETT] HOOVER, former resident of Akron, passed away Tuesday at her home in Warsaw, Ind. Death resulted from tuberculosis. Mrs. Hoover had been a resident of Warsaw for 16 years.
The deceased who was the daughter of Jefferson and Anna BURKETT was born June 21st, 1903. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Chester HOOVER. Mrs. Hoover was a member of the Warsaw Baptist church.
The survivors are her husband; two daughters, Donna Jean [HOOVER], at home; Mrs. Rudy GARRISON, of Wabash; a son, Thomas Robert [HOOVER], of Huntington; a brother, Roscoe Hoover BURKETT, of west of Akron; a half-brother, John BURKETT and a half-sister, Mrs. Herbert SMITH, of Warsaw.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Warsaw Baptist church. Burial will be made in a cemetery at Macy, Ind.

Thursday, February 2, 1939

Sidney D. HOOVER, [Jr.] 69, passed away at his home in Bristol, Tenn., on Jan. 25. He had been in ill health for several years but his death was unexpected.
He was born and raised near Rochester. His parents were Sidney D. and Elizabeth HOOVER. He left here a number of years ago and entered the lumber business at Bristol.

He married Letitia SHOUP of Rochester, who survives him, also three children, Paul [HOOVER], Elizabeth [HOOVER] and Eleanor [HOOVER] and also his brother R. P. TRUE of this city.

Mrs. Mylrea FOUNTAINE, 35, wife of Frank FOUNTAINE, business man of Logansport who was one of six persons injured in an automobile accident seven miles south of Rochester in Road 25 Wednesday morning died in the Cass County Hospital at 6 o'clock last night. Death was attributed to a fractured skull.
Mrs. Fontaine received her fatal injuries while riding in a car with Mrs. Dewey SCHMIDT, wife of the Cass county sheriff and three other women. Mrs. Schmidt lost control of her machine when it skidded on an icy spot in the state highway and struck an automobile driven by Ralph DAVID, Logansport business man after which it turned over in a ditch.
Mrs. Nancy DROMPP another passenger in the Schmidt auto suffered fractures of the pelvis and shoulder. Her condition is described as fair. Mrs. Schmidt is suffering from shock and is confined to her bed. The other victims of the crash, Mrs. DAVID, Mrs. V. W. ASHBY and Mrs. Arthur HOBSON were all reported improving today.
Mrs. Fontaine was a member of the Logansport American Legion Auxiliary and with the other members of the Schmidt party was enroute to Argos to attend a second district legion auxiliary meeting when the accident occurred. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Mrs. Fontaine is survived by the husband; a son, Robert [FONTAINE]; a daughter, Jeane [FONTAINE], at home; the mother, Mr Nellie CARVER, of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Joseph E. CARVER, of Benton Harbor, Mich.; and Huston [CARVER], of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Lucille FUNK and Pauline GUENTHER, both of Ft. Wayne.

J. H. GLASSLEY, an employee of The News-Sentinel has received word of the death of his uncle Jesse GLASSLEY who died at his home in South Whitley Tuesday following a heart attack. The last rites are to be held Friday at South Whitley with interment there.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Clarence JACKSON, who died in a Fort Wayne sanitarium Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Mud Lake Chapel. The body is in state at the home of the deceased's mother Mrs. Cora YOCUM in this city.

Friday, February 3, 1939

Mrs. Addah HARRIS ELSTON, 79, passed away Thursday 11:25 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laila ELSTON SIPES, 2035 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis. Death resulted from arterial sclerosis. She had been bedfast for the past eleven weeks. For the past several years Mrs. Elston resided in Indianapolis during the winter and at her home in Kewanna during the summer months.
Addah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel HARRIS, was born Nov. 15, 1859, near Columbus, Ind. On Nov. 20, 1881, she was united in marriage to Edward O. ELSTON, the ceremony being solemnized at Medaryville, Ind. Her husband passed away in 1932. Mrs. Elston was a member of the Eastern Star and the Methodist church.
Mr. and Mrs. Elston moved to Kewanna in 1891 where he operated a general store until 1915, when they moved to Star City where Mr. Elston operated a hardware store until his death.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Laila SIPES, of Indianapolis; a son Clyde ELSTON, of Kewanna; three sisters, Mrs. Frank KIMBALL, of LaPorte; Mrs. Mira FREDERICK, of Valparaiso; Mrs. Emma KELBLE, of Columbus, Ind.; a brother, Charles H. HARRIS, of Toledo, Ohio; two granddaughters of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Kewanna Methodist church. Rev. J. W. NEIL will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at the hour of the funeral.

Washington CHAMBERLAIN, 76, went to his grave in the Citizen's cemetery this afternoon the secret of his family unknown. The proud old man nine years a resident of the Fulton County Home has a daughter and nephew living. Where or what their names are he would never, not even on his death bed last Tuesday, divulge. To the knowledge of the farm's overseers he was never visited by them. Efforts were made by Sheriff Russell VOORHEES to contact Washington's relatives but to no avail. The commital service was in charge of Rev. James HALL, pastor of the Baptist church.

Isiah HOLLY, Mishawaka, a former resident of Talma, died in the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday night. Death was due to heart trouble. He was a barber.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Mary HOLLY, who resides in Mishawaka, and a son, Frank HOLLY, of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Daniels Funeral Home in Plymouth. Burial will be made at Plymouth.

Saturday, February 4, 1939

Attorney Daniel S. PERRY received word today of the death of his mother, Mrs. Annie S. PERRY, aged 80, which occurred at the home of her son, William E. PERRY in Washington, D. C. The deceased was a life resident of Cadiz, Ohio.
Mrs. Perry's death was due to a heart attack which she suffered at 12:30 a.m. The aged lady had gone to the home of her son to spend the Christmas holidays when she became ill with heart trouble.
Mrs. Perry was moved to a hospital in Washington where she remained for several weeks. Last evening she seemed very cheerful and was thought to be on her way to recovery. Mrs. Perry suffered the heart attack shortly after midnight and lived only a short time.
The deceased was born in Cadiz, Ohio, April 22, 1858. Her parents were Daniel and Anna NORMAN. Her husband, James PERRY, died in 1908. Mrs. Perry was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are two sons, Daniel S. PERRY, of this city, and William E. PERRY, of Washington, D.C., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held in Cadiz, Tuesday afternoon with interment in that city.

Monday, February 6, 1939

Mrs. Mary Blossom STANER, aged 30, who resides on a farm two miles south of Argos, died in the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth at midnight Saturday night. Death was due to blood poisoning and followed an illness of twenty-four hours.
The deceased was born in Clay county, December 16, 1918 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred KINGSLEY. She had lived around Argos practically her entire life. Her husband whom she married February 6, 1926, is Lowell STANER.

Survivors are the husband; son, James Lee STANER, at home; parents, who reside in Culver; sister, Mrs. Letta HOUGHTON, Plymouth and brother, Lee KINGSLEY of Culver.
Short funeral services will be held from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 1 p.m. Tuesday after which the body will be taken to the Evangelical Church in Culver where the last rites will be held in charge of Rev. R. L. HARLEY. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Culver.
The body lies in state at the Grossman Funeral Home where friends may pay their respects until the hour of the funeral services there.

Charles P. CURTIS, 61, life-long resident of Argos, passed away Sunday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Kelly hospital. Death resulted from carcinoma of the throat, following an illness of two years duration. He had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Marshall and Fulton counties.
The deceased was the son of John and Enetta CURTIS and was born in Union township, Marshall county, April 12, 1877. On August 19, 1906, he was united in marriage to Myrtle HISEY. Up until three years ago he was engaged in the photography business and also served as a substitute mail carrier. Mr. Curtis was a member of the Argos Knights of Pythias lodge.
The survivors are his wife, of Argos; his mother, Mrs. Enetta CURTIS, a brother Andrew CURTIS, and a sister Mrs. Nora REED, all of Portland, Oregon.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. A. M. THOMAS will officiate. The funeral ritual of the K. of P. lodge will also be given. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Tuesday, February 7, 1939

Mrs. Charles JANERY, 53, who resided on a farm four miles northwest of Fulton, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning following a major operation performed last Wednesday.
The deceased was born in Missouri, September 6, 1886. Her parents were Allen and Ellen (HAIMBAUGH) FENSTERMACHER and she was married to Mr. Janery on January 15, 1903. Mrs. Janery was a member of the United Brethren Church at Fulton.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph HELT who resides in the Reiter neighborhood; son, Lester JANERY, Gary; sister, Mrs. Lulu BLUE, Mentone; three brothers, William FENSTERMACHER, Charleston, North Carolina; Fred FENSTERMACHER, Hammond and Charles FENSTERMACHER of Raleigh, North Carolina; six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral arrangements were not completed at the time The News-SEntinel went to press.

Harvey C. ROUDEBUSH, 66, passed away at his home in Fulton at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death came in the wake of a stroke of paralysis suffered three weeks ago. Mr. Roudebush had been in ill health for the past several months and had suffered two previous, though lighter strokes of paralysis. He had been a resident of Fulton for the past two years and of that community thruout his entire life.
Mr. Roudebush was born in Cass county on August 3rd, 1862. He was united in marriage with Miss Jessie SMITH on January 15th, 1896. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement a few years ago. Mr. Roudebush was a member of Fulton Baptist church and Knights of Pythias lodge.

The survivors are his wife and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Interment will be made in the Fulton Citizens cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah Amanda WRIGHT, 76, widow of the late William WRIGHT, died at her home 1025 Madison street at 12:20 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered 18 hours prior to the time she succumbed.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county. She was born on a farm in Newcastle township Feb. 10, 1862. Her parents were Daniel and Syrena SWINEHART.
In a ceremony which was performed in Richland township Sept. 27, 1884, she was married to William WRIGHT. The Wright family lived on farms near Rochester. At one time Mr. Wright served as Rochester postmaster.
Mrs. Wright during her entire life time was active in church and social circles in Fulton county. She was a member of the Brethren church at Tiosa.
Survivors are six daughters, Miss Fay WRIGHT and Miss Rena WRIGHT at home; Miss Lefa WRIGHT, Hines, Ill.; Mrs. Harry SEE, Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Glenn W. HOSS, of Kokomo; and Mrs. Ruth COPPEDGE, Naperville, Ill.; half-brother I. N. GOOD of this city; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Reichter Cemetery northeast of the city.

Wednesday, February 8, 1939

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles JANERY who lived on a farm near Fulton, will be held from the United Brethren Church in Fulton at 1:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. J. W. MILLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizen's Cemetery at Fulton.

Eugene CARTER, aged 70, a former resident of the Burton neighborhood, died at the home of his son Ralph "Nick" CARTER in Detroit, Tuesday afternoon.
Little could be learned here today about Mr. Carter's life. He lived on farms in the Burton community for a number of years and was the janitor at the Burton school house for several years. His wife, Ida E. CARTER, died June 6, 1922.
The body will be brought here and funeral services will be held from the Burton Church at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. James NEIL of Kewanna officiating. Burial will be made in the Carter family lot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Zimmerman died in Marion hospital at 1:30 p.m. His parents, Walter ZIMMERMAN and Mrs. Harry COOPER were at the bedside when death came.
Earl Ross ZIMMERMAN, 20, driver for the Stewart's Bakery remains in a critical condition in a hospital at Marion as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident in that city Sunday night.
Zimmerman so far has failed to regain consciousness. He is suffering from a fractured skull and fractures of the shoulder and pelvis. He received his injuries when his car crashed into the side of a street car in Marion.
Three Mentone girls and two Mentone boys were riding with Zimmerman at the time of the accident. Miss Katherine EILER suffered a fractured pelvis, minor cuts and bruieses and Miss Betty ELLSWORTH, fractures of both collar bones and had lacerations on the face and shoulders, requiring many stitches to close.
The other three occupants of the car, Frank NELLANS, Robert EILER, and Miss Rosella McCUTCHEON suffered minor cuts and bruises. Miss Eiler and Miss Ellsworth are also patients in the hospital at Marion.

Thursday, February 9, 1939

Funeral services for Earle Ross ZIMMERMAN, aged 20, who died in a hospital in Marion at 1 o'clock Wednesday from a cerebral concussion will be held from the Baptist church in Mentone of which organization he was a member at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon.
The services will be in charge of Rev. Horace BARNABY, pastor of the church. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery. The body will lie in state at the home of the mother, Mrs. Harry COOPER, northeast of this city until the hour of the last rites.
Mr. Zimmerman died from injuries which he received in an auto accident Sunday evening in Marion when his car struck the side of a street car, damaging the street car and demolishing the automobile. Five other young people, all residents of Mentone were riding with Zimmerman when the accident occurred.
The deceased was born on a farm near Athens Jan. 15, 1918. He was a graduate of the Talma high school and had been employed for the past year as a truck driver by the Stewart Bakery. He made his home with his grandfather, George W. TRANBARGER, who resides a half mile north of Rochester in Road 31.
Survivors are the mother, the father Walter ZIMMERMAN of Akron and two grandfathers, Mr. TRANBARGER and Elmer ZIMMERMAN of Athens.

Plymouth, Ind., Feb. 9. -- Charles F. KELLER, aged 39, sheriff of Marshall county from 1933 until 1937 and a member of the fire department for some years, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital. A cerebral hemorrhage, with which he was stricken Monday while answering a fire alarm, caused death.
Surviving are his widow, Katherine [KELLER]; a son, Charles [KELLER], Jr.; his mother, Mrs. Mary KELLER, of Plymouth; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Earl SHAW, Culver, Ind.; Mrs. Harold MARSHALL, Mrs Lester HUMPHREY, Rudolph KELLER and Harry KELLER, of Plymouth; Arthur KELLER, of Bremen; Miss Margaret KELLER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. John HUMPHREY, South Bend.
Mr. Keller was born Oct. 1, 1899, in Plymouth and had spent his life here. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Eagles' lodge and St. Michael's Roman Catholic church, where funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday. Rev. L. A. EBERLE will officiate. Burial will be in Oakhill cemetery.

Friday, February 10, 1939

Mrs. Augusta R0SE STEGEMANN, aged 72, widow of the late Carl F. STEGEMANN, passed away in the Woodlawn Hospital at 10:55 o'clock Thursday evening. Death was due to complications. She had been in ill health for several years but had been seriously ill only since Tuesday at which time she was moved to the hospital for observation.
The deceased was born in Berlin, Germany, May 14, 1876. Her parents were Henry and Johanna (HOFFMAN) ROSE. In a ceremony which was performed November 4, 1892 she was married to Carl Stegemann. Mrs. Stegemann had been a resident of this city for forty-six years at which time with her husband she came here from Germany.
Mrs. Stegemann for many years assisted her husband in the management of his flower and vegetable gradens in the northwestern part of the city. At her death, Mrs. Stegemann was residing at 147 North Fulton Avenue. She was member of the St. John's Lutheran Church of this city.
Survivors are a son, Carl STEGEMANN of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Harry HALL, South Bend, and Mrs. Elizabeth CORNELL of this city; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the St. John's Lutheran Church in West Fourth Street with Pastor John SCHROER officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemertery.
The body will lie in state at the home, 147 North Fulton Avenue until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Viola (ECKMAN SMITH) GOOD, 68, passed away Thursday afternoon four o'clock, at the home of her son, Oscar L. Smith, 519 West 5th street this city. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of seven months duration. Mrs. Good, a former resident of Mentone, Ind., had made her home with her son, Oscar, for the past five months.
Mrs. Good was born in Miami county, on October 11th, 1870. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Irving K. SMITH, who died in 1933. Her second marriage to Samuel GOOD was solemnized several years later. Mr. Good passed away three years ago. The deceased was a member of the Mentone Methodist church. Mrs. Good had a host of friends in the Mentone community, where she resided the major portion of her life.
The survivors are five sons, Oscar L. [SMITH] and Paul SMITH, both of Rochester; Mervel [SMITH] and Lawrence SMITH, of Mentone; Guy SMITH of Bremen; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie SHIREMAN, of Plymouth; two brothers, John ECKMAN, of Oklahoma; Dave ECKMAN of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Mary BASHORE, of Silver Lake, Ind.; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Harry [SMITH] and a daughtr, Ethel [SMITH], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock at the Methodist church in Mentone. Rev. DeWITT will officiate. Interment will be made in the Mentone cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Oscar Smith home until the hour of the services.

Saturday, February 11, 1939

Mrs. Laura FERREE, aged 75, died at her home in the east part of Akron at noon Friday. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several years. She had been bedfast for the past seven weeks.
The deceased was born September 4, 1863 in Wabash county and was the daughter of Abraham and Mary ARNEY. In a ceremony which was performed in Wabash June 5, 1881 she was married to Emory FERREE. The Ferrees lived on a farm near Disko until fourteen years ago when they moved to Akron to reside. Mrs. Ferree was a member of the Church of God at Akron.
Survivors are the husband, five children, Mrs. Edna SHANK, Wabash; Mrs. Roy GRONINGER, Disko; Doyle FERREE, Roann; Abert FERREE, Akron and John FERREE, Manson, Wash.; brother Levi ARNEY, Wabash; two half sisters who reside in Whittier, Cal.; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Roann cemetery.

Monday, February 13, 1939

Friends in this city received word yesterday of the death of Mrs. Bessie McELRATH, who died in the St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo Sunday morning. The deceased was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Fred PENCE and visited with Mrs. Pence while she was a resident of Rochester. Funeral services will be conducted from the Pence home, 515 West Taylor Street, Kokomo, Tuesday afternoon with interment in that city.

Funeral services were held in the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon for Frank C. COOPER, aged 81, who died at his home in Kewanna Saturday afternoon.
Rev. Paul REEDER was in charge of the last rites and burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.
Mr. Cooper died after he had suffered a heart attack. He suffered the heart seizure after a walk down town. The deceased, who had roomed with Mrs. Mannie SPARKS for a number of years, had been under the care of a physician.
Mr. Cooper was born at Fletcher's lake in 1858 and had lived in Kewanna most of his life. His parents were Alexander and Margaret COOPER. He was a retired school teacher and a member of the Masonic lodge of Kewanna.
The only immediate survivor is a sister Mrs. Mattie HENDERSON of Kewanna.

Tuesday, February 14, 1939

George W. CLAYTON, 78, a lifelong resident of this community, passed away at his home, 311 Clayton Ave., this city Tuesday morning. Death, which followed an illness of several months, was due to a heart ailment. Mr. Clayton had been confined to his bed only two weeks.
The deceased, a son of George and Anna CLAYTON, was born on a farm east of this city on July 4, 1860. While still a young man, he learned the stone mason's trade, which he followed for several years. In 1896, he was elected town marshal, and for the following score of years, served as a member of the local police department, a position which he held with credit to both the city and himself. Following his resignation from the department, he entered the roofing business, in which he remained active until ill health forced his retirement.
On May 8, 1885, he was united in marriage with Miss Minnie STIEGLITZ, who preceded him in death some eighteen years ago. Two sons, Bernard [CLAYTON], of Zionsville, and Jay [CLAYTON], of this city; and three daughters, Mrs. Earl SISSON, Rochester; Mrs. Floyd DEARDORFF, Athens; and Mrs. Harper ALBIN, Kansas City; and seven grandchildren survive.
Politically, the deceased was a life-long Republican, and fraternally, he had been affiliated with Rochester Lodge F. & A. M. and Rochester lodge, I.O.O.F. for nearly fifty years. At the hour of his demise, he was the oldest Odd Fellow in the local organization.
Funeral services will be held at the Val Zimmerman Funeral Chapel at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, with Rev. Daniel S. PERRY officiating. The remains will lie in state at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors until the hour of service. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery.


Wednesday, February 15, 1939

Mrs. Barbara Louisa NICHOLS, 91, life resident of the Athens community, died at noon Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Foy SMITH, who resides on a farm north of Athens. Death was due to complictions incident to old age.
The deceased was born September 13, 1847. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler WIDEMAN. Her husband Samuel NICHOLS died several years ago.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. SMITH; two sons, Isaac NICHOLS, Nome, Alaska, and Henry NICHOLS, Cody, Wyoming; two brothers, Alex [WIDEMAN] and William WIDEMAN, Akron; and a sister.
The funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday in Athens with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.

Thursday, February 16, 1939

Dr. Thomas F. RINGLE, aged 87, well known physician of Tippecanoe who had been a doctor of medicine in that town for 41 years, died at 6:45 o'clock Wednesday evening. The deceased had a large practice in Marshall, Fulton, Kosciusko and Wabash counties.
Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of three years. Dr. Ringle was active until just a few days before his death. He appeared to be a man of sixty so easy had time served him.
The deceased was born on a farm near Bremen August 21, 1851. His parents were John and Lydia RINGLE. His wife was Mary POPE who preceded him in death nine years ago.
Dr. Ringle studied in the office of a doctor in Bremen which was the course used by doctors in that early day and later took a three-year course of study in medicine in Cincinnati. He first started to practice in Marion later moving to Tippecanoe. He was a member of national, state and county medical societies.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. E. L. WHISMAN, Western Springs, Ill., and Mrs. C. O. MOLLENHOUR, Mentone; three brothers, David RINGLE, Seattle, Wash.; Fred RINGLE and Harvey RINGLE, both of Los Angeles, Cal.; and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret NETAWAY and Mrs. Tilly STONE, bot of Los Angeles.
Funeral services will be held from the Methodist Protestant Church in Tippecanoe at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. William BURGESS, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial wil be made in the cemetery at Mentone.

Mrs. Ida May REYONE, aged 76, died at 11:15 o'clock today at the home of her son, Floyd E. REYONE, 1213 Jefferson Street, after an illness of two days due to pneumonia.
The deceased had resided in Rochester only since January 28, 1939 at which time she came here from Warsaw to make her home with her son, Floyd, who is employed at the foundry.
Mrs. Reyone was born in Bowling Green, Ohio. Her parents were Albert and Jenny (AVERY) SELZIRK. She was married to Francis E. REYONE at Bowling Green, Ohio. Mrs. Reyone was a member of the Methodist Church at Bowling Green.
Survivors are the son, Floyd REYONE; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body has been moved to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at corner of Jefferson and Eleventh Streets where the last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Friends may pay their respects at the funeral home until the hour of the last rites.

Fulton, Ind., Feb. 16. -- Mrs. Mary E. WALLACE, aged 68, died at 6 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph DITMIRE. Death was due to a heart attack which she suffered during the night.
Mrs. Wallace became ill ten days ago at which time she was moved from her home in Miller Street to the home of her daughter. She was thought to be improving. Her death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was born in Rochester May 13, 1871, the daughter of William and Melinda NEFF. She was married to James WALLACE February 2, 1895. The Wallace family had lived in Fulton for 17 years, moving here from Converse.
Survivors are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Clara KING, Chicago; Mrs. Everett KOONTZ, Logansport; and Mrs. DITMIRE, and a granddaughter, Miss Virginia DITMIRE of Fulton. A son, Walter WALLACE died in 1920.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Argos, Ind., Feb. 16. -- Miss Grace ALLEMAN, aged 58, life resident of this city died at 4:30 a.m. today after a three years illness due to hardening of the arteries. Death occurred at the home in West Smith Street.
Deceased was born in Argos May 20, 1880. She was educated in schools here and cared for her parents, William and Amelia ALLEMAN until their death. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
A brother, Howard ALLEMAN and a sister, Mrs. Maude DAVIS, both of Argos, are the only immediate survivors.
The body has been moved to the Grossman Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Miss Nettie TAYLOR, aged 86, South Bend, died in the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka at 6 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from injuries she received Dec. 23 when she fell at her home in South Bend and fractured the bones of her hip. The deceased was an aunt of Delbert TAYLOR of this city and was well known here through her visits in the home of her relative. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor will go to South Bend this evening.

Friday, February 17, 1939

Ora FOSTER, local undertaker, received a call at noon today stating that Mrs. M. O. REES had passed away at the home of her daughter, Miss Margaret REES, in Chicago at 11:30 o'clock Friday morning. The body is to be returned here by Mr. Foster. As none of the members of the Rees family were in Rochester data for an obituary was not obtainable today. The Rees family home is at 518 North Pontiac street.

Saturday, February 18, 1939

Culver, Ind., Feb. 18. -- Mrs. Emma SCHNULL VONNEGUT, 81 years old, widow of Clemens VONNEGUT, died last night following 12 days' illness.
She and her husband came to Culver from Indianapolis 50 years ago and were among the first persons to establish homes on the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee. Ten years ago the family home was established at the Peeples farm and now is known as the Hollyhock.
Mrs. Vonnegut operated a widely known apple orchard with the help of a son, Walter [VONNEGUT]. Other surviving children are Mrs. W. K. STEWART of Louisville, Ky., and Anton VONNEGUT of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at the Flanner & Buchanan funeral home in Indianapolis at 11 o'clock Monday morning. Burial will be at Crown Hill cemetery there.

Mrs. Margaret REES, aged 84, member of a pioneer Fulton county and Rochester family and the widow of the late Milton REES, local ice cream manufacturer, died at 11:55 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Miss Margaret Rees, 517 Oakland Avenue, Chicago, after a short illness due to heart trouble and pneumonia.
Mrs. Rees who resided at 518 North Pontiac Street for many years had gone to Chicago to spend the winter with her daughter. She was a life resident of Rochester and daughter of the late Christian and Margaret HOOVER. Mr. Hoover operated a furniture store and undertaking parlor in this city for many years. Mrs. Reese was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William DeWITT, Ardmore, Okla.; Miss Mable REES, a teacher in the South Bend city schools and Miss Margaret REES, Chicago, a nurse; two sons, Charles REES, Philadelphis, Pa., advertising manager of the Country Gentleman, and Myron REES, Indianapolis, director of the Division of State Parks in the Indiana State Department of Conservation; a half-sister, Miss Trude HOOVER, of this city and four grandchildren. A daughter, Miss Hermie REES preceded her mother in death.
The body was returned to the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street where the funeral services wil be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge. Interment will be made in the Rochester Mausoleum.

Peru, Feb. 18 -- Funeral services will be held at Drake Funeral Chapel, Peru, Sunday at 2 p.m. for William W. KING, who died at his home here Friday.
The body will lie in state at the residence, 330 Madison avenue, until time for the services.
Surviving are his wife, Ida M. [KING], and three [sic] sisters, Mrs. Vina LANDIS, Long Island, N.Y., and Mrs. Eva SHOBE, Rochester.

Monday, February 20, 1939

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Isabelle REES, were held Sunday afternoon two o'clock, February 19th, 1939, in the Foster funeral home on West 6th Street, this city. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY was in charge of the services. The body was laid to rest in the Rochester mausoleum.
Mrs. Rees, who was a pioneer resident of Rochester, passed away 11:15 a.m. Friday morning, Feb. 17th, 1939 at the home of her daughter, Margaret REES, 517 Oakdale Ave., Chicago. She had been in ill health for the past six weeks and her death was attributed to coronary thrombosis. At the time of her demise Mrs. Rees was 83 years, three months and 25 days of age.
The deceased who had been a resident of Rochester throughout her entire life, had made a host of friends throughout Rochester and the surrounding community. Mrs. Rees resided at 518 North Pontiac street, this city, the family home being within two blocks of her birthplace.
Margaret Isabelle [HOOVER], daughter of Christian C. and Julian HOOVER, was born in Rochester, Indiana, on October 23rd, 1855. Upon reaching womanhood, she was united in marriage with Milton Oscar REES; the ceremony being solemnized at the Hoover home in this city, on June 27th, 1875. Her husband preceded in death several years ago.
The following children survive: Mrs. Edith J. DeWITT, of Ardmore, Okla.; Charles C. REES, advertising manager of The Country Gentleman, of Wynnewood, Pa.; Margaret L. REES, nurse of 517 Oakdale Ave., Chicago, Ill.; Myron L. REES, director state parks, of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Mabel E. REES, teacher, of 426 Harrison Ave., South Bend and Rochester, Ind.

Miss Phyllis E. MITCHELL, aged 18, of 1328 South Main Street, a sophomore in Indiana University, died at 6:35 o'clock Monday morning in the state sanitorium at Rockville. She had been ill with lung affliction since October at which time she was forced to withdraw from the university.
Little could be learned about the life of Miss Mitchell here today as her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. MITCHELL, were in Rockville. Survivors other than the parents are four sisters and a brother.
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Miss Mitchell graduated from Rochester high school in 1937. She was a member of the local Tri Kappa sorority and has been prominent in student activities at Indiana University. She was a clerk in the Farmers and Merchants Bank during the summer following her graduation from high school.
The body will be brought to the Mitchell home in South Main Street where friends may call after noon Tuesday. Funeral arrangements will be made later to accommodate an absent sister who resides in Pullman, Washington.

Mrs. Warren GOHN has received word of the death of her brother Thomas W. SAILOR, which occurred at his home in Oakwood, Ill., Sunday. Mr. Sailor had visited his sister on a number of occasions.

Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. Clay TOUGHMAN which occurred Sunday evening in the Mercy hospital in Gary. Little could be learned about Mrs. Toughman here today as the family was in Gary. The husband is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas TOUGHMAN and has been a policeman at Gary for a number of years.

Tuesday, February 21, 1939

Funeral services for Phyllis Elma MITCHELL will be held at the Rochester Methodist Church, Thursday afternoon 2 o'clock. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, pastor of the church will officiate and interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Miss Mitchell, one of the city's outstanding young ladies passed away at 6:35 o'clock Monday morning, February 20th, at the Indiana State Sanatorium, Rockville, Ind. Her death resulted from tuberculosis. The young lady had been in ill health since November 18th, 1938. At the time she was afflicted with the disease she was a student in the Sophomore class at Indiana University. Miss Mitchell won the Fulton county scholarship to Indiana University under competitive examination.
The young lady through her academic and social activities had several signal honors bestowed upon her during residency in this city. She was voted the most outstanding girl in the Rochester Kiwanis annual award and was also awarded the Rochester Tri Kappa scholarship. Miss Mitchell did extensive work in the Indiana University Estension Division last summer to defray her college expenses and was also quite active in the university's athletic activities.
While attending the Rochester high school the deceased was president of the Girl Reserves; editor of the high school annual and a member of Station RHS staff.
Phyllis Elma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. MITCHELL, was born at Tipton, Ind., on September 4th, 1920. She had been a resident of Rochester since 1930, moving here with her parents from Indianapolis. Miss Mitchell was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the Y.W.C.A., and was an active worker in the Methodist Epworth league.
The survivors are her parents; four sisters and a brother: Mrs. Maxine LEMLER, of Pullman, Wash.; Marguerite [MITCHELL], Carol [MITCHELL] and Elaine [MITCHELL] and Robert [MITCHELL], all at home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant MITCHELL, of Windfall, Ind.
The body will lie in state at the Mitchell residence, 1328 South Main Street, where friends may call up until the hour of the funeral Thursday.

Washington J. BENTON, aged 85, retired farmer, died at his home in Mentone at 11:30 o'clock Monday night after an illness of two weeks due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born in Whitley county September 7, 1854. He had lived in the Mentone community for 50 years. He was married 52 years ago to Emma MICKEY. Mr. Benton was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors are the widow and a sister, Mrs. Jane COWLZY of Columbia City.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ in Mentone at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. C. G. VINCENT officiating. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery.

Julius PRITZ, aged 85, died at his farm home two miles southeast of Macy at 3:15 o'clock Monday afternoon after an illness of several years due to complications incident to old age. He has been seriously ill for one week. Mr. and Mrs. Pritz celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary June 8th.
The deceased was born in Hanover, Germany, May 12, 1853 and was the son of David and Dorothy (VETKE) PRITZ. He had resided in the Macy community since 1880 at which time he moved there from Milwaukee.
In a ceremony which was performed in Rochester June 8, 1873 he was married to Augusta BROWN. Mr. Pritz had followed the occupation of farming all of his life and was a member of the Luthran Church.
Survivors are the widow; seven sons, Carl [PRITZ], Decatur, Ill.; Louis [PRITZ], South Bend; Albert [PRITZ], Peru; William [PRITZ], Paul [PRITZ], Fred [PRITZ] and Rudolph [PRITZ], Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Anna TROUTMAN, Macy, and Mrs. Clara VEDER, Fulton; brother, Edward PRITZ, Los Angeles, Calif.; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral services will be held from the Pritz farm home at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. A. H. GALLMEIER, pastor of the St. John's Lutheran Church of Peru, officiating. Burial will be made in the Five Corners cemetery near the Pritz home.

Wednesday, February 22, 1939

Salem, N.J., Feb. 22. -- Cecil HOFFMAN, 32, a test pilot for the Bellanca Aircraft corporation, New Castle, Del., was killed yesterday in his plane which crashed in the meadows near Penn Beach, five miles north of Salem.

Company officials, after inspecting the wreckage, said Hoffman probably fainted at the stick while power-diving the plane from an 8,000 foot altitude in a final U.S. commerce department test. Although equipped with a parachute, he was still in his seat and no attempt had been made to open the door. Officials found the throttle wide open and the ignition switch on.
Mrs. John BROWN, living near the scene of the crash told police she saw the plane "diving straight to the earth."
The accident occurred almost directly across the Delaware river from New Castle.
Hoffman formerly was an army pilot.

Logansport, Ind., Feb. 22 -- Cecil HOFFMAN, 32, test pilot killed in an airplane crash near Salem, N.H. yesterday, was a native of Peru, Ind.
About six years ago, he married Miss Ruth HAMMONTREE of Logansport. They had no children. She was here last year for a vacation and returned to the east shortly after Christmas.

Friday, February 24, 1939

Funeral services were held in the Brethren Church near Silver Lake today for Andrew J. DRUDGE, aged 86, who died Wednesday morning at the home of a sister in Elkhart. The deceased was born on a farm near Rochester and was the son of William and Anna DRUDGE. He had never married. For many years he lived on a farm near Silver Lake. Three sisters and two brothers survive.

William C. ZARING, aged 76, Indianapolis, died last night in the Methodist Hospital after an illness of only a few days. He was long prominent in business and Republican party circles in Indianapolis. At one time he was deputy state treasurer and state oil inspector. Mr. Zaring was a graduate of DePauw University where he was a roommate of former United States Senator James WATSON. The deceased was the father of E. Cooper ZARING. Mrs. Zaring and son, Billy [ZARING], went to Indianapolis today to attend the funeral services which will be held Saturday morning.

Monterey, Ind., Feb. 24. -- George E. CHITTICK, 59, former proprietor of a grain elevator here, succumbed Wednesday at the home of his half-brother, Jack CLARK, west of Plymouth, following an illness of three days of pneumonia.
The deceased was born at Somerset on June 5, 1879. He had served two terms as township assessor at Monterey, moving to the farm where he died five years ago.
Surviving are three daughters, Ruth KELSEY of Richmond, Ind; Esther HARTMAN of South Bend and Evelyn CHITTICK of Indianapolis; three half-brothers, Jack [CLARK], Roy [CLARK] and Straud CLARK and his 81-year-old mother, Mrs. Francina CLARK who also resides with Jack Clark.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Easterday funeral home in Culver. The body will then be taken to the O K church where final rites will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in the O K cemetery southwest of Monterey.

Saturday, February 25, 1939

Dean KANOUSE, 27, farmer of Richland township, committed suicide at noon Saturday by shooting himself in the head with a revolver. Ill health is given as the cause of the deed.
Kanouse lived with his father-in-law, Milo MECHLING, 7 miles northwest of Rochester in the Whippoorwill community. Kanouse left the dinner table and walked to the barn.
The members of the Kanouse and Mechling families, still at the dinner table, were startled when they heard the report of a gun. Mr. Mechling made the investigation and found the lifeless body of his son-in-law in the haymow.
Examination of the body showed that he had left no note. He had placed the revolver against his temple. Dr. Dean STINSON county coroner, was called and had the body moved to the Foster Funeral Home.
The dead man had been in ill health for several years. It is believed that this was the cause of his suicide.
He was born on a farm near Tiosa and had lived in Fulton and Marshall counties all of his life where he followed the occupation of farming.
Survivors are the widow, Thelma KANOUSE, twin daughters who were born four months ago, father, Dick KANOUSE of Argos, two brothers and a sister. A brother, Don KANOUSE, is a teacher in the Richland Center school.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Easterday Chapel in Culver for William N. WISER, aged 53, of Hibbard, a former resident of Kewanna. Rev. James HULL, pastor of the Culver Baptist church officiated and burial was made in the Zion cemetery near Kewanna.
The deceased died in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth early Tuesday evening after an illness of three months. He had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Orval FISHBURN, of Hibbard.
Mr. Wiser was born in Marshall county April 23, 1885, the son of Steven and Isabelle WISER. He lived on farms in Marshall county and for several years on a farm near Kewanna. In May 1909 he married Lottie Naomi FREEMAN, who died Feb. 6, 1923. He was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Survivors are four children, Mrs. FISHBURN, Mrs. Florence SHEETS and Mrs. Isabelle KRUGER, Mishawaka, and Billie WISER, Hibbard; mother, who resides in Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Monroe WARREN, Mrs. Alda ROGERS and Mrs. Reuben BIGGS, all of near Culver and seven grandchildren.

Monday, February 27, 1939

Mrs. Clem M. HAVENS, 57, of 1630 South Buckeye Street, Kokomo, a former resident of Rochester when her husband was employed by the Northern Indiana Power Company and also was chief of police here, died very suddenly at 7:30 o'clock Saturday night while visiting with her husband at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernie HITE of Kokomo.
Death was attributed to a heart attack and came without warning. She died in less than 15 minutes after being stricken. The Havens family moved to Kokomo from Huntington about two years ago.
Mrs. Havens had not been in good health since the death of her 22-year-old son, who died in 1932 and she never recovered from the shock of his passing.
She was born in Fulton county, Feb. 1, 1882, and attended school here. Her maiden name was Bertie MILLER. In 1910 she and Mr. Havens were married in Rochester and they moved to Kokomo in 1936 when Mr. Havens accepted a position with the Northern Indiana Power company.
She was a member of the First United Brethren church.
She is survived by the husband, and one sister Mrs. C. M. HEIGHWAY of Mishawaka.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church in Rochester at 2 p.m. Tuesday following short services at the Havens home in Kokomo at noon tomorrow. The Rev. Benjamin SMITH of Kokomo will officiate. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery here.

Funeral services for Dean KANOUSE, aged 26, who committed suicide Saturday morning by shooting himself in the temple with a .32 calibre revolver, will be held from the Grandview Evnagelical Church, seven miles northwest of this city in the Whippoorwill neighborhood at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Rev. Philip HANEY, pastor of the Evangelical church at Culver will be in charge and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Richland Center.
Due to the illness of one of the twin daughters of the deceased the body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth Street until noon Tuesday when it will be moved to the Grandview Church where friends may pay their respects until the time of the last rites.
Pallbearers will be Harold KUHN, Charles MORGAN, Lloyd BEEHLER, Lester BEEHLER, Don MORGAN and Leon LEFFERT.
Mr. Kanouse was born in Buchanan, Michigan, May 28, 1912. His parents were Elmer and Hattie KANOUSE. For a number of years he lived on a farm near Tiosa. He first affiliated with the Christian Church at Tiosa later changing his membership to the Sand Hill Church north of this city in Road 31. His wife was Thelma MECHLING.
Following his marriage, Mr. Kanouse went to live with his father-in-law, Milo MECHLING. He had been in ill health for several years and this is given as the cause for Mr. Kanouse ending his life.
To end his life Mr. Kanouse climbed to the haymow of the Mechling barn. Mr. Mechling found his son-in-law's lifeless body when he went to the barn to make an investigation after hearing the report of a gun.
Survivors are the widow, the twin daughters, who are four months old, father, Elmer KANOUSE, of Argos, and a brother, Don KANOUSE of Tiosa.

Peru, Ind., Feb. 27. -- Mrs. Bessie Pearl HERD, 72, wife of Walter HERD, of 257 North Grant street, died in Dukes Memorial hospital at 5:45 o'clock Sunday morning following an illness of three days from a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on April 28, 1876. She was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are the husband and a brother George KILMER, of Indianapolis.
The body was removed to the Drake funeral home where final rites will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Harvey BARNES will officiate. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery.
The body was returned to the residence this morning.

Plymouth, Ind., Feb. 27. -- John GOODRICH, 24, foreman for a Peru construction company, was killed Sunday when his automobile collided with another driven by Richard HARTMAN, 50, farmer near Plymouth, on U.S. road 30 east of here.

Goodrich's wife, who is 24, was taken to a hospital with cuts and bruises. Their small daughter, Kay Carroll [GOODRICH], was not hurt.
Hartman had been living here while working on construction of West high school.

Tuesday, February 28, 1939

Mrs. Lewis [G.] [Frances A. PACEY] HOLZ, aged 74, died at her home, 417 Indiana Avenue, at 4:10 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of several days due to influenza and complications. The deceased had been an invalid for the past ten years.
The deceased was born in Peoria county, Ill., near Brimfield on December 24, 1864. Her parents both of whom were born in England were John and Eliza (HARMSTOM) PACEY.
After attending Grand Prairie Seminary at Onarga, Ill, she taught school near Buckley and Peoria, Illinois for seven years prior to her marriage to Mr. Holz which took place September 9, 1891 at Buckley, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Holz have resided in this county for 43 years moving here from Illinois. They lived on a farm west of this city for a number of years. Mrs. Holz was a member of the Rochester Methodist Episcopal Church
Survivors are the husband two daughters, Mrs. Laura EMMONS, of this city, and Mrs. Irene HALDEMAN, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Minerva JOHNSON, Lafayette, and Mrs. Lizzie SARGENT, Ligonier; brother, George PACEY, Buckley, Ill.; and five grandchildren. A daughter, Mabel Clara [HOLZ], died January 15, 1893 and a son, Harry [HOLZ], on October 7, 1937.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press. Friends may view the remains at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Wednesday. After that at the Holz residence.

Mrs. Fred AGSTER received word today of the death on February 18 of Mrs. S. F. WEBSTER, aged 77, a former resident of this city who passed away at the home of her daughter in Elgin, Ill. Mrs. Webster had been bedfast since Thanksgiving Day. The Webster family moved from Rochester 25 years ago. Mr. Webster who died several years ago was employed at the Armour plant. Surviving Mrs.Webster are two daughters.

Mrs. Sarah EMERSON, 80, passed away at her home four miles southwest of Fulton, Monday morning at ten o'clock. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of several weeks duration. Mrs. Emerson who had been a resident of Liberty township for a long number of years had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and Cass counties.
Sarah [SANDERSON], daughter of Arthur and Katherine SANDERSON was born in Ohio, on May 7th, 1858. On February 22, 1885 she was united in marriage with John E. EMERSON. Her husband preceded in death in 1915.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn MILLER, of Fulton; three sons, Ralph [EMERSON] of Kewanna; Charles [EMERSON] of Fulton, Claude [EMERSON] at home; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Fulton United Brethren church. Rev. J. W. MILLER will officiate. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Emerson home, where friends may call.

George A. WALTERS, 75, died Sunday evening at 7 o'clock at his home south of Burket. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of approximately 15 years.

The deceased was born January 29, 1864, the son of Eddie and Hannah WALTERS; he lived all his life in the vicinity of Burket. Fifty years ago he was united in marriage to Susannah ADAMS, who survives.
Other survivors include on daughter, Murtie Mae WALTERS, Silver Lake; three sons, Harley G. WALTERS and Artie E. WALTERS, both of Akron, and Roy E. WALTERS of Warsaw; one brother, Allie WALTERS, of east of Burket; and several grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of the Tucker funeral home, Claypool, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Palestine Christian church, with Rev. SHERILL, of Burket, officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.

Wednesday, March 1, 1939

Mrs. George BLACK and Mrs. Winona HOOVER received word Tuesday evening of the death of their brother, Warren J. BUTLER, aged 74, which occurred at the home of his son, Ben BUTLER, in Omaha, Neb., last night. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of two years.
The deceased was born on a farm near Gilead April 19, 1864. His parents were Thomas and Katherine BUTLER. The Butler family moved to Fulton county to reside. Later Mr. Butler served as deputy sheriff of Fulton county under A. A. GAST and the late John KING.
Mr. Butler received an appointment as a guard at the Northern Indiana Hospital at Logansport and then was elected sheriff of Cass county for two terms and was chief of police of Logansport for a number of years. He also was a motorman on the Indiana Union Traction Line between Fort Wayne and Lafayette. He had made his home with his son since the death of his wife in 1937. She was Minnie McDOWELL of Logansport.
Mr. Butler was a member of the Calvary Presbyterian church and Masonic orders of Logansport and of the Knights of Pythias lodge of this city.
Survivors other than the son Benjamin [BUTLER] and the sisters, Mrs. HOOVER and Mrs. BLACK, is a brother, Minor BUTLER, of Toledo, Ohio. A daughter, Irene BUTLER, preceded her father in death in 1918.
The funeral will be held from the Chase and Miller Funeral Home in Logansport at 3 o'clock afternoon.

Funeral services for Mrs. L[ewis G.] [Frances A.] HOLZ will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Rochester Methodist church. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Peru, Ind., March 1. -- Mrs. Rebecca Ann REES, one of the oldest residents of Miami county, succumbed at 12 o'clock Tuesday noon at her home, 20 East Canal Street, just eleven days before her 97th birthday. Death, resulting from the infirmities of old age, followed an illness of two years.
Mrs. Rees, the mother of C. E. REES, proprietor of the Rees ice cream factory here, was born on March 11, 1842, in Athens, O., the daughter of Josiah and Nancy GREATHOUSE SULLIVAN.
Surviving with the son are three grandchildren, Mrs. B. M. ANDREWS, of Plymouth; Arian TUDOR, of Kokomo; and Richard McKINSTRY, of Peru; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. V. L. CLEAR in charge.
Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Thursday, March 2, 1939

Mary Catherine SUTHERLAND, 34, wife of Harry H. SUTHERLAND, died in Woodlawn hospital at 5:25 a.m. Thursday after being critically ill for the past two weeks.
Mary Catherine SMITH was born to John and Kate SMITH Aug. 16, 1905, in Preston, Iowa. Her parents preceded her in death.
She came here from Gary and was united in marriage with Harry Sutherland in April, 1936 at Culver.
The husband, six brothers and one sister survive.
The body was taken to Kellerton, Iowa, for burial.

Funeral rites for the late Warren BUTLER, former deputy sheriff of Fulton county, will be held from the Chase and Miller Funeral Home in Logansport at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon instead of at 3:00 p.m. as it was stated in The News-Sentinel yesterday. Rev. Francis E. REESE will officiate and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Logansport. Through an error the name of Mrs. Nell HOOVER of Macy was omitted as one of the sisters of Mr. Butler. The body of Mr. Butler was returned to Logansport today and friends may pay their respects at the funeral home.

Warsaw, March 2. -- Larry NELSON, six-year-old son of Denzel NELSON, Burket truck line operator, was killed instantly late yesterday and his father and two other men were injured in a head-on automobile collision four miles north of here on state road No. 15.
The injured were Denzel Nelson, 40, fractures of several ribs, cuts, bruises and shock; Ivan JONES, 45, Burket, face cuts and Henry HERSCHER, 52, Warsaw real estate agent, fractures of the pelvis and the right ankle. They were brought to the McDonald hospital here.
When the crash occurred Herscher was driving south alone and Nelson, Jones and the boy were driving north in Nelson's automobile. The boy was thrown from the car and was dead when others reached him. Both cars were badly damaged. State Police Officer David MILBOURNE investigated.
The boy was a pupil in the first grade at the Burket school. Surviving besides his father are two brothers, Michael [NELSON] and Jerry [NELSON]. His mother died a few weeks ago.

Claypool, March 2. -- Funeral services for John A. DRUDGE, Jr., 43, Claypool school bus driver who committed suicide yesterday, were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the U.B. Church in Claypool. Burial was in the Claypool cemetery.
Drudge hanged himself Tuesday in a barn on the Wade WHITTENBERGER farm near Claypool. Dr. Leslie A. LAIRD of North Webster, Kosciusko county coroner, returned a verdict of suicide and said death was due to strangulation. The body was not found until several hours after Drudge kicked a box out from underneath him after tying a rope around his neck. Despondency over financial affairs was believed responsible.
Surviving are the father, with whom he resided, three brothers, Orville [DRUDGE] and Allie DRUDGE of near Claypool, and Russell DRUDGE of Warsaw, and four sisters, Mrs. Clarence SISK of North Manchester, Mrs. Charles LINN and Mrs. Donald HARRIS, both of Warsaw, and Mrs. Miles WEDDEL of Fort Wayne.

Friday, March 3, 1939

Isaac Henry THOMPSON, aged 77, who resided on a farm four miles southwest of Argos, died at 10 o'clock Friday morning from a stroke of apoplexy he suffered several hours previous while doing his morning chores.
The deceased was born near Walkerton, Jan. 7, 1862, and was the son of Nathan and Nancy THOMPSON. He had lived in the Poplar Grove neighborhood west of Argos for 57 years, moving there from his birthplace.
Mr. Thompson was married to Bertha WICKIZER Jan. 29, 1885, and they went to live on a farm near Argos. Mr. Thompson followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire lifetime.
Survivors are the widow; two sons, Ernest THOMPSON, Plymouth, and Alva THOMPSON, Argos; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel MECHLING, Tiosa; Mrs. Perrie CARPENTER; Mrs. Blonda MARTIN and Mrs. Ada HUFF, all of Argos; brother Fred THOMPSON, Rochester; sister Mrs. Martha BERLIN, Aurora, Ill.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Poplar Grove church with Rev. Albert VERMILLION officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Monday, March 6, 1939

Alexander MARTIN, 88, a pioneer resident of Union township passed away Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock at his farm home, seven miles east of Kewanna. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of but a few days duration. Mr. Martin had been a resident of the Kewanna community throughout his entire life and had a wide acquaintance of friends in the western section of Fulton county.
Alexander, son of William and Sarah MARTIN was born on a farm in Fulton county on March 21, 1850. Until his advanced age forced his retirement, Mr. Martin followed the occupation of farming. He had never married.
The survivors are a sister, Mrs. Arthur SHOWLEY, of Kewanna; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Clara MARTIN of Kewanna and Mrs. Sarah MARTIN of Rochester. Mr. Martin made his home with Mrs. Robert LAYMAN, a great-niece, of near Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock, Wednesday afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Rev. Albert SMITH, pastor of the United Brethren church will be in charge of the services.
The body will lie in state at the Harrison funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the funeral.

Despondent over unemployment, Russell ELLIS, 26, formerly of Argos, committed suicide in the Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth, Saturday evening.
His wife, who feared her husband might make an attempt to end his life, was following him and was a witness to the act. He ended his life by firing a bullet from his revolver through his heart. Mr. Ellis was dead by the time his wife reached his side.
He is survived by the widow and three nieces and a nephew, all of near Argos.

Tuesday, March 7, 1939

Rochester friends of Mrs. Glen (HEATH) McLEMORE, today received word of the death of her husband, Mr. Robert L. McLEMORE, which occurred Monday at their home, 35 Benton Place, St. Louis, Mo. His death was due to complications attending injuries he received from a fall a few months ago. Mr. McLemore was 72 years old at the time of his demise.
Mr. and Mrs. McLemore were former residents of this city. During his residency here he was employed in insurance work and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the midwest states. The McLemores moved to St. Louis several years ago, where they have since resided.
Mr. McLemore is survived by his wife and a grandson, John F. McLEMORE, of St. Louis. The brief message failed to announce the funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, March 8, 1939

Muncie, Ind., March 8. -- Following an illness since last Friday, O. Howard PERSHING, 86, of 401 Ashland Ave., died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday in Ball Hospital. A leading Muncie business man, Mr. Pershing had operated the Pershing Seed Store at 205 North High Street for more than 45 years. Prior to that time he had been engaged in the grocery business. He was born in Rochester, Ind., and came to Muncie about 60 years ago.
A nationally known seedman, Mr. Pershing had been written about in several popular farm magazines He was a second cousin of General John PERSHING, and his father was born on the same farm in Warren County, Pa., as was General Pershing.
Mr. Pershing was member of the High Street M.E church and the Welcome Lodge of Knights of Pythias. Surviving are a son, E. H. PERSHING of Muncie and Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Addie HEAVENRIDGE, at home, and Mrs. Minnie BEECHER of Peru; a brother, Marvin W. PERSHING of Indianapolis, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the G. H. Pipeho and Sons mortuary with the Reverend A. Wesley PUGH, pastor of the High Street M.E Church, in charge. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Jenny SANNS, 67, former resident of Leiters Ford, passed away Tuesday morning at her home in South Bend, Ind. Death resulted from pneumonia. Mrs. Sanns, however, had been in ill health for the past several years. She had been a resident of South Bend since 1920.
The deceased was born in Futon county on July 22nd, 1871. On December 6th, 1893, she was united in marriage with John P. SANNS. Mr. Sanns died on March 2nd, 1933.
The survivors are two sons, Ralph [SANNS], of South Bend; James [SANNS], of Leiters Ford; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Martha HUNTER, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, three o'clock at the Sharon church, south of Liters Ford. Rev. Edna RAND, minister of the Life Science Spiritual Church of South Bend, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Moon cemetery adjacent to the church. The body will lie in state at the Sanns home, in South Bend until noon Thursday.

Thursday, March 9, 1939

Harrison FEECE, aged 88, a former resident of Rochester who will be remembered by the older residents of this city died at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home in South Bend. Death was due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born in Ohio and when a youth came to this city to reside. He left Rochester 50 years ago to make his home in South Bend.
Survivors are the widow, four daughters Mrs. Mabel RANNELS, Fulton, Mrs. Sadie QUICK, Mrs. Dorothy PETERSON and Mrs. Nina HOLYCROSS all of South Bend; two sons, Forest FEECE, Dallas, Texas and Preston FEECE, Lansing, Mich.; sister, Mrs. Alice KISTLER, Culver; brother, David FEECE, Decatur; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held in South Bend Saturday afternoon. Burial will be made in North Judson.

Friday, March 10, 1939

Dr. Allen B. SURGUY, aged 91, the last CIVIL WAR veteran of Newcastle township died at his farm home eight miles northeast of Rochester at 2 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of two years. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm in Newcastle township August 4, 1847. His parents were William and Rachael SURGUY.
Dr. Surguy ran away from home to enlist in the Union army to fight in the Civil War. He gave his age in 1862 as 18 when in fact he was only 15 years old. He was in many of the important battles of the war and marched with Gen. Sherman to the sea. By his death the once long line of blue in Fulton county has been reduced to seven.
After the war Surguy returned to Fulton county and was a farmer for several years and then went to Chicago where he graduated from what is now Rush Medical College. He practiced medicine in Kokomo for several years and then operated a drug store in Tiosa for a number of years at the same time practicing medicine.
Dr. Surguy in his long residence in the county had always been active in civic and political circles. In a ceremony which was performed September 20, 1897 at Talma he was married to Estella IRVINE. He was a member of the G.A.R. post at Kokomo.
Survivors are his widow; son, Fred SURGUY, Warsaw; and four grandchildren, Raleigh [SURGUY], LeMarie [SURGUY], Jacqueline [SURGUY] and Rowena SURGUY all of Warsaw. Two sons George [SURGUY] and John [SURGUY] preceded their father in death
The funeral services will be held from the Surguy farm home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Walter KENNEDY officiating. Burial will be made in the Reichter Cemetery.
The LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post and the A. H. Skinner Camp of Spanish-American War Veterans will have charge of the committal service and will pay the aged veteran military honors.

Mrs. Laura BAMMERLIN, aged 65, died at her farm home three and a half miles southeast of Akron at 10:50 o'clock Thursday night. Death followed an illness of four years due to complications. She had been seriusly ill for the past four weeks.
The deceased was born in Huntington, December 29, 1873 and was the daughter of Noah and Mary Anne RUNKLE. When she was a small girl her parents moved to Henry township to reside and she had lived there since that time.
In a ceremony which was performed in Akron on August 4, 1894 she was married to William BAMMERLIN. Mrs. Bammerlin was a member of the Church of God at Akron.
Survivors are the husband; daughter, Mrs. Moses BAHNEY, Roann; two sons, Albert [BAMMERLIN] and Robert BAMMERLIN of Akron; step-daughter, Mrs. Wilbur SHIREMAN, Akron; brother, Theodore RUNKLE, Huntington; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery west of Akron.

Saturday March 11, 1939

Mrs. Sarah HILFICKER, aged 81, passed away Friday evening at her home in Kewanna. Death resulted from heart trouble which followed an attack of influenza.
Mrs. Hilficker, however, had been in ill health for the past several months. The deceased had been a resident of Union township for a long number of years and had a host of friends throughout that community.
Born March 1, 1858, at Converse, the deceased has resided in Kewanna the past 16 years, coming here from a farm near there. She was married to George HILFICKER in 1879, who preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Hilficker was a charter member of the Kewanna Brethren church.
Surviving are two sons: John H. [HILFICKER] and George [HILFICKER], of Lucerne; two sisters, Mary GUISE, Monterey, and Elnora HARDY, Rochester; four brothers, William GORSELINE, Rochester, John [GORSELINE], of Logansport, C. E. [GORSELINE], of Denver, Colo.; and Bert [GORSELINE], of Rochester; and the following grandchildren, Ruth BRADLEY, Plymouth; George H. BRADLEY, Helen J. [BRADLEY], Frances E. [BRADLEY], Lulu A. [BRADLEY], John [BRADLEY], Jr., all of Lucerne; and Mary J. [BRADLEY] and Paul J. BRADLEY, of Plymouth.
The body was removed to the Harrison funeral home at Lucerne and will remain there.
Funeral rites will be announced later.

Friends in this city today received word of the death of Ernest L. ANDERSON, 56, of 3721 Carrollton Avenue, Indianapolis, who died in the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis early this morning after a four day illness due to the flu.
The deceased was the owner of a lake cottage on Wolfe's Point and spent his summers here and every week-end in the winter when weather would permit of his fishing.
The deceased was the owner of the Anderson Lumber Company in Indianapolis and a member of the Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite and Shrine and was treasurer of the Zion Evangelical Church of Indianapolis.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his widow and several other relatives. The funeral arrangements were not completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Monday, March 13, 1939

Andrew Jackson SCHINDLER, well known citizen residing six miles southeast of this city, was found dead in his bed Sunday morning at 5:30 o'clock. His death resulted from a heart attack which came in the wake of influenza. Mr. Schindler had been in ill health for the past few weeks.
Andrew Jackson, son of Paul and Catherine (ROWE) SCHINDLER, was born in Ohio on December 6, 1862. He came to Liberty township with his parents when but a boy and has since resided in that community. On Sept. 17, 1893 he was united in marriage with Ida CALENTINE, the ceremony being pronounced at Macy, Ind.
The survivors are his wife; a son Ralph SCHINDLER of near Rochester; two grandchildren, Virginia [SCHINDLER] and Jack SCHINDLER, and a brother Jake SCHINDLER of Logansport, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at the Schindler home Tuesday afternoon 1:30 o'clock. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR of the Fulton Baptist church will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services for Edward N. POWNALL, 66, who passed away Saturday afternoon at his home in Fulton, were held at the Fulton Baptist church Monday afternoon. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR was in charge of the rites. Burial was made in the Fulton cemetery. Mr. Pownall's death was attributed to pneumonia; he had been ill but ten days.
The deceased who was the son of Job and Susanna POWNALL was born on a farm near Fulton, April 19, 1872. His first wife, Ava L. ASBURY POWNALL preceded him in death in 1905. On October 11, 1916 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Mattie BUNDY. Mr. Pownall followed the occupation of a carpenter. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church and Tipton Lodge No. 3, of Logansport.
The survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Genevieve DAVIS, of Hagerstown, Ind.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Olive MANNING and Mrs. B. TOBINSON, both of Chicago; three brothers, Elgie [POWNALL] of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Otis [POWNALL] of Charleston, W. Va.; and Ray [POWNALL], of Logansport; two sisters, Mollie ALBER and Carrie HILL, both of Logansport; two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah HILFICKER who died at her home in Kewanna Friday evening was held this afternoon from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. Burial was made in the Moon cemetery near Kewanna.

Jeremiah Henry WINDBIGLER, aged 88, died at noon Sunday at the home of his daughter Mrs. Herman SWICK in Akron. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed an illness of three weeks.
The deceased was born on a farm near Talma on March 10, 1851 and was the son of John and Rebecca WINDBIGLER. He had lived on farms all of his life most of the time on one near Silver Lake. His wife who was Fanny FUNK and whom he married February 25, 1877 preceded him in death. Mr. Windbigler was a member of the Church of God at Akron.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. SWICK; two brothers, John WINDBIGLER, Parsons, Kansas and Ben WINDBIGLER, Elkhart; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held in Akron at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetry at Silver Lake.

Winamac, Ind., March 13. -- Ronald [BURTON], the 8-months-old twin son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack BURTON of Monterey, succumbed at the Burton home at 1 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of two weeks from pneumonia.
Surviving with the parents are the twin brother, Russell [BURTON]; and four other brothers and sisters, Doris [BURTON], Robert [BURTON], Dorothy [BURTON] and Marilou [BURTON].
Final rites were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the M.E. church in Monterey. Rev. HALEY of Culver was in charge, with burial in the Monterey cemetery.

Joseph B. CROWEL, 61, former resident of Richland township, passed away Sunday morning in the Logansport hospital. Death resulted from arterio sclerosis, following an illness of nine months duration. Mr. Crowel had been a resident of Fulton county for 27 years and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and Marshall counties.
Joseph B., son of David and Catherine CROWEL was born on a farm in Marshall county, Feb. 12, 1878. He was united in marriage with Myrtle HISEY on March 8, 1903, the ceremony being solemnized in Rochester, Ind. Mr. Crowel followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
The survivors are four sons, Delmar [CROWEL], Elmer [CROWEL], Otis [CROWEL] of Hammond, Ind., and Harold [CROWEL], of Macy, Ind. His wife and a son, Everett [CROWEL], preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at the Foster Funeral Home in Rochester, Monday afternoon two o'clock. Rev. LONG officiated. Interment was made in the Maple Grove cemetery, in Argos.

Kewanna, Ind., March 13. -- D. A. BARNETT, 68, former local man, died Friday in California following a stroke of paralysis. He went to California in 1903 and resided there since that time.
Surviving are three brothers, Joe [BARNETT] of Rochester; James [BARNETT], of Kewanna; and Thomas [BARNETT] of Connersville, and three sisters, Mrs. Claudia WENTZEL; Mrs. H. B. TROUTMAN and Miss Alice BARNETT, all of Kewanna.

Tuesday, March 14, 1939

Rochester friends today received word of the death of Mrs. Samuel SWARTWOOD, 79, former resident of this city, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Crockett, Glendora, Calif., on March 5th. Her death, it was stated, was caused by a paralytic stroke. Funeral services were held at the Crockett home on March 8th. Her husband, Samuel SWARTWOOD passed away about a year ago.
The survivors are two sons, John SWARTWOOD, of Sarasota, Fla., Fred SWARTWOOD, of Chicago, and a daughter, Mrs. George CROCKETT, of Glendora, Calif.

Diane [DOWNS] two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morton DOWNS, 303 North Main Street, was drowned Tuesday morning when she accidentally fell into a concrete fish pond at the home of their neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Ray SHELTON, 301 North Main Street.
The body was found by Mrs. Downs and Mrs. Shelton when they went to search for the baby. Diane was taken to the Woodlawn Hospital, but efforts to revive the child proved unavailing. It is believed the child was in the water for 15 minutes before it was found.
Mrs. Downs went to hunt her daughter after her parents, Rev. and Mrs. S. B. STOOKEY, of Winona Lake, came to the home about 10:30 o'clock this morning to visit for the day.
Mrs. Downs called several times for the child and when she did not respond she went to the home of her neighbor, Mrs. Shelton and both started in search of the child.
The baby was found face down in the pool where evidently it had toppled into the water.

There was nothing in the back yard of the Shelton home with which the child could have been playing.
The pool at the Shelton home is eight feet long, four feet wide and two feet deep. It was nearly full of water due to the heavy rains of the past weekend.
Rev. Stookey and Mrs. Downs took the child to the Woodlawn Hospital in the Stookey car. They arrived at the hospital about 11 o'clock. Life was extinct at that time, but efforts to revive the child were made for nearly an hour. The body was moved to the Foster Funeral Home.
Survivors are the parents; grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. STOOKEY and Mr. and Mrs. James DOWNS of this city; and a number of uncles, aunts, and cousins. Diane would have been two years old March 23.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, March 15 1939

Shelby Jean VANCE, aged 10 months, posthumous daughter of Charles and Stella VANCE, died at the home of her mother in Argos at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Death was due to complications and followed an illness dating since October.
The child was born in Argos April 24, 1938. Her father, Charles VANCE, was killed February 11, 1938 in an accident at the Eley Sawmill in Argos.
Survivors are the mother; three sisters, Mrs. Florence FISH, Mrs.Wilnetta MILLER and Miss Mary Jane VANCE all of Argos; and five brothers, Milo VANCE, Tell City, James [VANCE], Emery [VANCE], Donald [VANCE] and Robert VANCE, all at home. A brother, Claude [VANCE], died six years ago.
The funeral services will be held from the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. R. H. CROWDER, pastor of the Argos Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.
The body of the child has been moved to the home of the mother where it will remain until the hour of the rites at the mortuary.

Mrs. Rosetta [CARROLL] KILLION, of Washington, Ind., passed away Tuesday evening at 5:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence HILL, 507 North Fulton Avenue, this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of seven weeks duration.
Mrs. Killion came to her daughter's home about a week ago.
Mrs. Killion, who was the daughter of Rufus and Harriett CARROLL, was born in Davis county, Indiana on February 17th, 1860. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage with James B. KILLION, the ceremony being solemnized at Cornethsville, Ind. Mrs. Killion was a member of the Cornethsville Methodist church.
The survivors are her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Harry HAYES; Mrs. Harold CHRISTENSEN, of Madison, Wis.; Mrs. Harry MEADER, of Kankakee, Ill; Mrs. A. T. CRUSE, of Vincennes, Ind.; Mrs. Clarence HILL, of Rochester; three sons, Benjamin I. [KILLION], of Mattoon, Ill.; Wiley R. [KILLION] and Cecil A. [KILLION], of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. James DENNY, Mrs. William MORGAN, of Plainsville, Ind., Mrs. Good ALEXANDER, of Montana; two brothers, Oliver CARROLL, of Montana, and Irvin CARROLL, of Texas; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Cornethsville, Ind., Friday afternoon, two o'clock.Burial will be made in the Cornethsville cemetery.

The body was moved to the home of Mrs. Hill this afternoon where friends may pay their respects.

Funeral services for Diane DOWNS two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morton DOWNS who was drowned Tuesday morning was held from the First Baptist church this afternoon with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The child was born in Warsaw February 25, 1937. Survivors other than the parents are the maternal grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. S. B. STOOKEY of Winona Lake and the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. James DOWNS who reside on a farm one mile south of Rochester on Road 25.

Friday, March 17, 1939

Argos, Ind., March 17. -- Adan BIXEL, 89, a farmer residing on the Fulton-Marshall county line southwest of here, succumbed at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning, his sixty-third wedding anniversary. Death following an illness of a week.
Born in Marshall county on Feb 18, 1850, he was married in Plymouth on March 16, 1876, to Temperance ALLEMAN, who survives with a daughter, Myrtle [BIXEL], at home; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He had lived fifty years on the farm where he died. He was member of the Methodist Church.
The funeral services will be held from the Davisson Funeral Home in Plymouth at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.

Floyd W. LAUNER, aged 56, city councilman and well known business man died at his home, 1500 South Main Street at 8:15 o'clock Thursday evening. He succumbed a half hour after suffering a heart attack.
Mr. Launer, a monument dealer who conducted his business from a lot to the south of his home, had worked all day Thursday and was apparently in good health before he was fatally stricken.
The deceased was born in Cromwell, Ind. April 10, 1882. His parents were Charles and Laura (MOORE) LAUNER. In a ceremony which was performed in Indian Village, Ind., on July 4, 1900 he was married to Charlotte HURSEY.
Mr. Launer had been a resident of this city for nine years moving to Rochester after he had purchased a monument shop here. He was elected a city councilman on the Republican ticket at the election last November, and had assumed the office January 1.
Mr. Launer was a member of the Rochester Methodist Church and had been very active in Odd Fellows Lodge activities. He was a member of the Rochester Odd Fellows Lodge and the Mt. Horab Encampment.
Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. E. L. STUBER, Twelve Mile and Mrs. John HIATT of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Wallace WERKER, Kimmell, Mrs. C. A. GREEN, Cromwell, Mrs. John POWELL, Indianapolis and Miss Esther LAUNER of Milford; two brothers, Harvey LAUNER, South Bend and Herbert LAUNER, Elkhart; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A brother, Oren LAUNER, preceded in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Rochester Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON in charge assisted by the Rochester Odd Fellows lodge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Launer home until the hour of the last rites.

Saturday, March 18, 1939

The funeral services held this afternoon from the Grace Methodist church for Floyd W. LAUNER, city councilman, were largely attended. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON pastor of the church delivered the funeral oration.
The Rochester Odd Fellows lodge of which organization the deceased was a member had charge of the services. Mayor Otis I. MINTER and members of the city council and other city officials attended the services in a body.
Prior to the hour of the last rites the members of the city council met in their chambers in the city hall and passed a resolution as to their former associate and ordered a copy of the resolution to be sent to the family of Mr. Launer and the resolution to be made a matter of record in the council's proceedings.
[copy of resolution printed in newspaper, but not included in this compilation. - W.C.T]

Alonzo EATON, a former resident of Burket who has a number of relatives in Fulton county died at the home of Lawrence MATTIX in Scottsville, Mich., yesterday. The funeral services will be held at Palestine, Ind. at 2 o'clock.

Monday, March 20, 1939

Lorene Kay [JAMES], two-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest JAMES, who reside on a farm one and a half miles west of Fulton, was found dead in her bed at 5 o'clock Sunday morning by her mother.
Death was attributed to malnutrition and it is thought that the child succumbed about 4 a.m. The baby was born January 21, 1939.
Survivors are the parents; two sisters, Betty Jean [JAMES] and Lvoyd Juan [JAMES] and a brother, Dudley [JAMES], all at home.
The last rites which will be private will be held from the Jones home at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in the Salem Cemetery northwest of Fulton.

Funeral services for Quincy CRAM, 82, were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Cram farm home, two miles north of Talma on the county line road. Rev. VINCENT, of Mentone assisted by the I.O.O.F. lodge of Mentone, were in charge of the services. Burial was made in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester.
Mr. Cram passed away at his home Saturday evening at six o'clock. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following a lengthy illness. He had been a resident of the Talma community since 1920, moving there from Plymouth.
For a number of years Mr. Cram owned a string of race horses with which he made the mid west racing circuits and fairs. Later he followed the occupation of farming and retired several years ago. He was a member of the K. of P. and I.O.O.F. lodges.
The survivors are his wife and several nieces and nephews.

Thomas Wesley IRWIN, aged 78, died at 2 o'clock Monday morning at his home 214 West Street, Argos. Death resulted from pneumonia which developed following an attack of influenza which had its inception two weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Cass county April 22, 1862 and was the son of Francis and Martha IRWIN. When he was a small boy his family moved to Marshall county where he lived on a farm for many years and also resided in both Argos and Plymouth.
While in Plymouth he served as janitor of the Methodist church. He was a member of the Jordon Baptist church near Argos. In a ceremony which was performed in Argos December 6, 1883 he was married to Rose PRICE.
Survivors are the widow; 4 daughters, Mrs Clarence QUIVEY, Plymouth, Mrs. Arley JONES, Mrs. Donald FISHBURN and Mrs. Nova WARNER all of Argos; three sons, Elmer [IRWIN], Herschel [IRWIN] and Francis IRWIN all of Argos; brother Riley IRWIN, Plymouth and a sister Mrs Minnie SRIERSON, Cordele, Ga.
The funeral services will be held from the Poplar Grove Church west of Argos at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. R. H. CROWDER pastor of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church from where the last rites will be held.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos and will be returned to the Irwin home Tuesday evening. Friends may pay their respects either at the mortuary or at the home of the deceased.

Mrs. Clarissa IZZARD, aged 84, passed away Sunday morning 7 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs George Hazlett, a mile west of this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of three weeks duration. Mrs. Izzard, however, had been in failing health for the past two years. Mrs. Izzard had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this community where she resided for over 55 years
Mrs. Izzard, who was the daughter of Tyra and Sarah (AMES) JONES, was born on a farm in Marshall county, near the Fulton-Marshall county line on July 15th, 1855. She was united in marriage with Charles W. IZZARD on April 3, 1886, the cermony being solemnized in Rochester, Ind. Her husband passed away 7 years ago. Mrs. Izzard was a member of the United Brethren church, of this city.
The survivors are her foster daughter, Mrs. George HAZLETT, of this city, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Hazlett home, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. George CRANE, of Breman, will have charge of the services. Interment will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Tuesday, March 21, 1939

Mrs. Anna Caroline FLYNN, aged 50, of 320 North Madison Street, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 1:15 o'clock Monday afternoon from an intestinal abcess. She had been in ill health since October 11 last.
She was born in Starke county near Beardstown on February 9, 1889. Her parents were Joseph and Mary (LUDWIG) AUW. She had been a resident of Rochester since 1925, moving here from Ora, Ind. Her husband is Ray FLYNN whom she married in a ceremony performed in Rochester December 15, 1927.
Survivors are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Edna GREEN, Mrs. Effie CARR and Mrs. Dolly McKEE of this city; two sons, Cecil [BURKETT] and Alfred BURKETT, of Ora; sister, Mrs. Dora BEEHLER, Ora; brother, John AUW, of Chicago; 21 grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Edith WILLARD died January 13, 1939, and another daughter, Emma BURKETT, died November 24, 1936.
The funeral services will be held from the Flynn residence in North Madison street at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Fred YEAZEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Arthur SWIHART, aged 73, a former resident of Delong succumbed in Chicago Monday after a long illness He had never married and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elva ELLIS of Delong. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Lukenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford with Rev. Harvey HARSH of the Culver Reform Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Mrs. Margaret Isabelle ROBBINS, aged 74, died at her home near the intersection of roads 14 and 31 at the south edge of Rochester at 3:12 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death was due to influenza which developed February 6.
Born in Fulton county August 21, 1864 she was the daughter of John and Susan (MARTIN) WYNN. She was married to Nicholas ROBBINS on Mary 31, 1883 in a ceremony performed in Rochester. For many years the Robbins family lived on a farm in the Loyal neighborhood. Mrs. Robbins was a member of the Rochester Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Bell AULT of Rochester and Mrs. Effie NEWCOMB of Wyatt; sister, Mrs Rosa MARTIN of this city; and five grandchildren.
The body was moved to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may view it until the hour of the last rites 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning from the chapel in the funeral home. Rev. Lloyd SANDERS will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Ulrich WOODCOX, aged 84, for many years a farmer in the Burton neighborhood west of this city, died at 8:05 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eric YSBERG in West Seventeenth street. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed an illness of seven months.
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The deceased was born in Defiance, Ohio July 23, 1854 the son of Nelson and Nancy WOODCOX. He came to Fulton county to reside 66 years ago and followed the occupation of farming until his age forced his retirement.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city July 11, 1875 he was married to Mary WALES. Mr. and Mrs. Woodcox celebrated their sixty-third wedding anniversary last year. Mr. Woodcox had been a member of the Burton church for 62 years.
Survivors are the widow; the daughter, Mrs. YSBERG; three sons, Samuel [WOODCOX], Harley [WOODCOX] and Ray WOODCOX of this city; two half-brothers, Frank [WOODCOX] and David [WOODCOX], LaPorte; sister, Mrs. Wesley FRYER, Lapaz; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded their father in death.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Forrest D. CLYMER, 36, passed away at six o'clock Tuesday morning at his home, 215 North Jefferson street, this city. Death resulted from sugar diabetes and nephritis. Mr. Clymer had been in ill health for the past eleven years; his condition became extremely critical about seven weeks ago. The deceased had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Forrest Dilly [CLYMER], son of Harry and Margaret E. CLYMER, was born November 19th, 1902, on a farm near Talma, Ind. He had been a resident of Fulton county throughout his entire life. On November 19th, 1924 he was united in marriage with Annabelle AULT.

His wife preceded him in death a few years ago.
Mr. Clymer followed the occupation of painter and decorator during his residency in Rochester. He was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
The survivors are two daughters, Flora Lee [CLYMER] and Bonnie Mae [CLYMER], at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry CLYMER, of Talma; and a sister, Mrs. Lon WALTERS, of Mentone. A brother, Claude [CLYMER], preceded him in death in 1918 in the war.
Funeral arrangements were not available as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Charles C. COOK, aged 73, passed away in Kelley hospital early Tuesday morning. He was brought to the Argos hospital last Friday from his home 8 miles southwest of Argos. Death was attributed to heart trouble and complications. His condition had been regarded as serious for the past two months.
Mr. Cook was born in Warsaw, Ind., on March 17th, 1865. He had been a resident of Argos community for the past seven years. He was a member of the Methodist church of Warsaw.
The survivors are his wife, Nellie COOK; a daughter Mrs. Jesse COOK of Warsaw; two sisters Mrs. Mary WILCOX, of Chicago and Mrs. Alma SELLERS, of Warsaw.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at Cook's Chapel church, five miles southwest of Warsaw. Burial will be made in the Oakwood cemetery, at Warsaw. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home in Argos up until noon, Thursday.

Warsaw, March 21. -- Jesse W. GILMAN, 68, of 520 South Columbia St., died Sunday night about 11 o'clock at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Roland SMITH, in Rochester. Mr. Gilman was stricken by a heart attack earlier in the day. He and Mrs. Gilman had gone to Rochester Sunday morning for a visit.
The deceased was born in Illinois on July 20, 1879. He was a retired farmer having made his home in Warsaw for 28 years. He was a member of the United Brethren church.
Surviving are the widow, Eva [GILMAN]; a son, Edwin GILMAN of Macy; one grandchild, and a brother, John GILMAN, of Dana, Ill.
The funeral services were held at the Bibler funeral home at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. A. W. LITTRELL, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be made at Rutland, Ill.

Wednesday, March 22, 1939

Mrs. Sophia HODGES, 80, of Argos, passed away Tuesday afternoon in Kelly hospital. Death resulted from a heart attack which came in the wake of complications. Mrs. Hodges had been in a critical condition for the past week. She had been a resident of Argos for six years moving there from Talma.
Sarah [LOVE], daughter of Joseph and Sarah LOVE, was born on a farm near Talma, February 3rd, 1859. She was united in marriage with Martin HODGES on December 8th, 1878. Mrs. Hodges was the oldest surviving member of the Talma Christian church.
The survivors are a son, Elmer HODGES, of South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. Irene CROCO, of Argos; Mrs. Louella SARBER, of Muncie and Miss Leah HODGES, of South Bend. Her husband preceded her in death in 1928 and a daughter, Kosa [HODGES], died in 1932.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate. Interment will be made in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester.

Last rites for Forrest CLYMER, who passed away at his home, 215 North Jefferson Street, Tuesday morning, will be held from the Madison Avenue Christian Church at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Charles MILLS will be in charge and burial will be made in the Citizen's Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Myrtle HICKLE, aged 52 years and 22 days, succumbed at her home in Kewanna, Tuesday night, at 11:45 o'clock. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of over a year. The deceased had been a resident of Kewanna throughout her entire life.
Mrs. Hickle, daughter of William and Emaline FREEL was born on a farm near Kewanna on February 27, 1887. On September 30th, 1908 she was united in marriage with Amos HICKLE. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Kewanna.
The survivors are her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Anna BURK, of South Bend; Mrs. Elizabeth DUKES, of Kewanna; and two nephews, Marvin [FREEL] and Dale FREEL, who have made their home with the Hickles. A son, four years of age, preceded his mother in death.
Funeral rites will be held at the Hickle home Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. Wyman HULL, pastor of the Kewanna Baptist Church, will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Kewanna cemetery.

Mrs. Melissa Ann CALVIN, 84, a life-long resident of Union township passed away at three o'clock Wednesday morning at her home near Kewanna. Death was attributed to complications following an illness of several months duration. Mrs. Calvin had a host of friends throughout the Western section of the county.
Mrs. Calvin, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward TONER, was born in Kewanna on November 14th, 1854. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage with V. W. CALVIN. Her husband died three years ago. The deceased was a member of the Church of Christ of Kewanna.
The survivors are two daughters, Bertha [CALVIN] and Edna CALVIN at home; four sons, Frank [CALVIN] and John [CALVIN] at home and Perry [CALVIN] and Arthur [CALVIN] of Kewanna; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. Albert WORL, of Royal Centre, in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Funeral services for the late Ulrich WOODCOX, who died yesterday will be held from the Burton Church of which organization the deceased had been a member for 62 years at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Samuel OVERMYER, Naperville, Ill., a great-grandson of Mr. Woodcox, will officiate, assisted by Rev. James NEIL of Kewanna. Burial will be made in the Citizen's cemetery. The Burton Church is located four miles west of the city in the Burton Road. The body of Mr. Woodcox is at the farm home of his daughter, Mrs. Eric YSBERG, ten miles southwest of Rochester in Liberty township instead of in West Seventeenth Street as it was previously announced.

Thursday, March 23, 1939

Mrs. Mary Jane WHITE, 69, who resides two and half miles southwest of Argos, passed away Wednesday morning, in the Kelly hospital. Death resulted from a heart attack which followed a major operation performed Tuesday. Mrs. White had been in ill health for the past few weeks. The deceased had been a resident of Argos community for the past 17 years; she formerly resided in Ditrick, Ill., Canada and England.
Mrs. White was born in England on June 24th, 1869, and came to America when still quite young. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Harry WHITE, the ceremony being solemnized on September 17th, 1894. The deceased was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
The survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Zella FELDKAMP, of Terre Haute, Ind.; Mrs. Ruth THOMPSON, of Argos, and three sons, Albert [WHITE] of Ditrick, Ill.; Lawrence C. [WHITE] of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and George W. [WHITE] at home. Seven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Argos Methodist church. Rev. R. H. CROWDER will officiate. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Mrs. S. L. PENCE, aged 78, passed away Wednesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis LUCKINBILL, in North Manchester.
Death resulted from an attack of influenza which was suffered a week ago while visiting in her daughter's home.
Mrs. Pence who resided in the Akron community for practically all of her life had a wide acquaintance of friends in the eastern section of the county.
Mrs. Pence who was the daughter of Amos and Mary SEITNER was born at Silver Lake, Ind. in the year of 1860. She was a member of the Church of God of Akron, and her husband who preceded her in death was Samuel PENCE.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Grover FLOHR, of Warsaw; Mrs. Lewis LUCKINBILL and Mrs. Carl COCHRAN, of Ft. Wayne; two sons, Charles [PENCE], of Akron, and Walter [PENCE], of Deedsville; a sister, Mrs. George ECKWRIGHT, of Wabash; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Church of God, in Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge. Interment will be made in the South Pleasant cemetery, three miles south of Silver Lake.

Harvey BROCKUS, of Elyria, Ohio died at his home in that city, Wednesday from injuries he received in an auto accident which occurred March 16th. The body of Mr. Brockus has been taken to Argos, his former home.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. A. M. THOMAS will officiate. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery. Burrows BROCKUS, of Argos, is a brother of the deceased.

Friday, March 24, 1939

Sister M. VIGILIA, aged 44, a member of the Franciscian Order of Sisters who lived in the St. Francis Convent in Milwaukee, Wis., died in the St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, last night after a five day illness due to cerebral meningitis.

The deceased was formerly Miss Marie HAMMES of Monterey and was the daughter of Mrs. Mary HAMMES of Monterey and the late Nicholas HAMMES who died in 1930.
She was born in Paris, Wisconsin, June 3, 1895 and the Hammes family moved to Monterey shortly after her birth. Sister M. Vigilia left Monterey 22 years ago to enter a convent of the Franciscian Order of Sisters.
Sister M. Vigilia was 1 of 11 children of Mr. and Mrs. Hammes, seven of whom entered relitious orders of the Roman Catholic church. The parents at their golden wedding anniversary which was held in Monterey several years ago were honored by high dignitaries of the Catholic church for their contribution of so many children to the work of the church.
Two brothers, Rev. Joseph HAMMES, Crown Point and Edward HAMMES who is a resident of Milwaukee, were at their sister's bedside when she passed away.
Survivors other than the mother and brothers and sister listed above are the following brothers and sisters: Rev. Theodore HAMMES, Union City; Sister M. THEODINE, New Haven; Sister M. BENIGNA, Catherine, Kansas; Sister M. HUBERTA, New York, N.Y.; Sister M. NICOLA, Hudson, Wis.; Mrs. Anna MORING, Fort Wayne; Peter [HAMMES] and Rose HAMMES, Monterey.
The funeral services will be held Monday morning in the St. Francis Convent in Milwaukee with burial to be made in the convent cemetery in Milwaukee.

Saturday, March 25, 1939

Friends of Miss Frances HELT, former second grade teacher at Lincoln School of this city, received word Saturday that her father, C. E. HELT, died Friday night, March 24th, at his home in Dana, following a stroke of paralysis.
Miss Helt, who has been receiving treatment at Mayo Brothers in Rochester, Minn., has been taken to the Clinton Hospital, near Dana.

Monday, March 27, 1939

Augustine SMITH, 84, passed away Saturday morning at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Oren SILBORNE, two miles west of Kewanna. Death resulted from complications following an illness of three months duration. Mr. Smith had made his home with Mrs. Silborne for the past 13 years.
The deceased was born in Salem, Ind., in 1855. He had resided in the Kewanna community for the past 13 years. His wife preceded him in death 13 years ago. Mr. Smith was a member of the Salem Church of Christ. He followed the occupation of farming until failing health forced his retirement.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Frank HARDIN, of Kewanna; two sons, Elbert [SMITH] and Frank SMITH of Salem, Ind.; a sister Mrs. Laurabelle CHASTAIN, of Salem; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Salem, lInd., Tuesday afternoon. Interment will be made in the Salem cemetery.

Edwin F. MILLER, 65, widely known Peru business man and a summer visitor at Lake Manitou, died Sunday morning in the Crile hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, where he had been undergoing treatment for the past three weeks. The widow, mother and brother survive. The body has been returned to Peru.

An error was made in The News-Sentinel of March 20 when it was stated that Lorene Kay [JAMES], two months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest JAMES, who reside on a farm near Fulton died of malnutrition. The child's death it has been learned was due to influenza.

Tuesday, March 28, 1939

Mrs. Clara E. (RUSH) TOWNE DENNIS, 75, passed away Monday evening 9:30 o'clock at her home on South Elizabeth street, this city. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Dennis had been seriously ill for the past week and in failing health for the past two years. She had been a resident of Rochester a score of years.
Clara E., daughter of James and Sarah RUSH, was born August 22nd, 1863 on a farm in the Burton neighborhood, west of Rochester. On August 10, 1874 she was united in marriage with Alfred TOWNE, who preceded her in death. Later she was married to Benjamin DENNIS, now deceased. Mrs. Dennis came to Rochester from Tiosa. She was a member of the Walnut Methodist church.
Two sons, from her first marriage, survive, Clyde TOWNE and Charles TOWNE, both of Rochester. Twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Two children preceded Mrs. Dennis in death, in infancy.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. G. J. LONG will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery, north of Rochester. The body was removed to the Foster Funeral Home where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Rev. Phillip BEEHLER, aged 83, retired minister of the Evangelical Church and for many years a resident of the Grandview neighborhood northwest of the city died at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Haven Hubbard Memorial Old People's Home at New Carlisle, Ind. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed an illness of four months.
As the members of Rev. Beehler's family were in New Carlisle today it was impossible to obtain a complete obituary on the deceased. He had lived in the Grandview neighborhood where he was a farmer for a number of years following his retirement from the ministry.
Rev. Beehler was licensed to preach in the Indiana Conference of the Evangelical Church in 1888. He filled pastorates at Akron, Royal Center, Greenville, Defiance, North Webster, Bremen and Rochester circuits before his retirement.
Survivors are the widow, sister Mrs Katie MOW, South Bend, and three grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Grandview Evangelical church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Phillip HANEY of Culver officiating. Burial will be made in the South Germany cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the A. M. Russel Funeral Chapel in South Bend until noon Friday when the cortege will leave for the Grandview Church.

Omer ROBERTS, 71, retired jeweler of Macy, was found dead in his home at the west edge of Macy by his son, Earl ROBERTS at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon when he went there to take food to his father and to do the evening chores for him.
Deputy Coroner E. E. SCHROCK of Amboy was called and declared death was due to chronic myocarditis. The coroner stated that he believed death had occurred three hours prior to the time the son found the lifeless body of his parent. Mr. Roberts had been under the care of physicians all winter for a heart ailment.
He was born March 15, 1868 near Peru. He was the son of Joseph and Mary ROBERTS.

He was twice married. His first marriage was to Rozella KERSCHNER in 1888 who died in 1899. His second marriage was to Korah CHAMP in 1902 who passed away in September 1937.
Surviving are four children, Earl [ROBERTS], of Macy; Orpha MENDZ, of Chicago; Edna FETROW, of Akron; and Mrs. Thelma GREER, of Goshen; and eleven grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements will not be made until the arrival of the daughter, Mrs. Mendz. Burial will be made in Deedsville.

Wednesday, March 29, 1939

Kewanna, Ind., March 29. -- George C. SHIDAKER, 47, former resident of this community, died at his home in Hornersville, Missouri, a few days ago and funeral rites and burial were held there according to a message received here. The Shidakers moved to Missouri one year ago. Mr. Shidaker had been ill for several years and was unable to work.
He was the son of the late Milton and Ellen SHIDAKER of Fulton county.
Survivors are the widow; six children, Gerald [SHIDAKER], Ellen [SHIDAKER, II], Anna May [SHIDAKER], Betty [SHIDAKER], Bessie [SHIDAKER] and George [SHIDAKER], Jr.; five brothers, Jonas [SHIDAKER], Delbert [SHIDAKER], Rufus [SHIDAKER] and Russell [SHIDAKER] of near Kewanna, and Joe [SHIDAKER] of Brook, Indiana; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie YOUNG of Kewanna; Mrs. Hattie PLATZ of Leechfield, Arkansas; Mrs. Ollie MOLTER, Earl Park, Indiana; and Mrs. Bertha BITTERLING, Winamac; and one grandchild.

Frank E. ROSS, aged 62, of 704 North Madison Street former city fire chief and veteran of the Spanish-American war died suddenly at 7 o'clock Tuesday night of a heart attack which he suffered while sitting on a chair in Brownie's Drug Store.
Mr. Ross and his wife had just purchased tickets to go to the Char-Bell theatre when Mr. Ross became ill and asked his wife to take him into the drug store where he could sit down for a little while.
John McCLUNG was talking to Mr. and Mrs. Ross when Mr. Ross suffered the attack and died before the arrival of a doctor. He had been in ill health for two years due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born in Warsaw May 15, 1876 and was the son of Charles and Sarah (JOHNSON) ROSS. His parents moved here when he was three years old since which time Mr. Rss has been a resident of this city.
Mr. Ross was a hostler for a number of years and was appointed chief of the Rochester fire department in May 1916 and served as chief until January 1922. During his time as chief the department was motorized. Since his retirement as chief Mr. Ross was a member of the volunteer department and was third driver at the fire station.
After his retirement as chief Mr. Ross operated an auto laundry for 15 years but because of ill health closed this establishment two years ago.
Mr. Ross was a member of the infantry company which was recruited here at the start of the Spanish-American War. He was a member of the A. H. Skinner Post of Spanish-American War Veterans and the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Survivors are the widow who was Bertha DOWNS and whom he married in Rochester on June 23, 1900; two brothers, Samuel ROSS, South Bend, and Edward ROSS, Logansport, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home at the corner of Eleventh and Jefferson streets prior to the hour of the last rites.

Charles W. SMITH, 70-year-old retired farmer and long-time resident of three and a half miles south of Silver Lake, succumbed at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home, following a sudden heart attack. Mr. Smith had not been well for sometime, but was at the barn on his farm performing the morning chores when stricken. He died just a few moments after being removed to the house.
Surviving relatives include the widow, Clara SMITH; and two sons, Vern SMITH, of near Silver Lake, and Gardner SMITH, at home.
Funeral services, in charge of the Summe funeral home, will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the South Pleasant church, three miles south of Silver Lake, with burial at Santa Fe, Ind.

Funeral services for Omer ROBERTS, 71, retired jeweler at Macy who was found dead by his son, Earl ROBERTS, Monday afternoon, were held this afternoon from the Christian Church in Macy with Rev. H. K. SCHONDELMAYER in charge. Burial was made in the Deedsville Cemetery.

Mrs. Kenneth OVERSTREET received word last night of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Willard SWAIN which took place at her home in Lizton. Funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church in Lizton Thursday. Mrs. Overstreet will attend.

Friday, March 31, 1939

William EASTWOOD, aged 60, of 529 East Ninth Street, died at 5:55 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Woodlawn Hospital following an illness of two weeks from intestinal influenza and pneumonia.
The deceased was born in Chicago, Ill., July 25, 1878 and was the son of George and Nellie O'CONNER EASTWOOD. He lived in Chicago until 1909 when he moved to Macy and in 1913 moved to this city to reside.
Mr. Eastwood was employed as an engineer by the ROCHESTER GAS COMPANY for several years and for the past 18 years, was employed by the Northern Indiana Power Company.
The deceased was twice married. His first wife was Nancy Cora FIELDS whom he married in Chicago on July 18, 1897 and who died April 18, 1933 while his second wife, who survives him was Mayme HEGER, whom he married in this city May 9, 1935.
Survivors other than the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Dan WILLARD, of this city; two sons, Charles [EASTWOOD], of Springfield, Mo.; and William [EASTWOOD], of Chicago; a step-daughter, Mrs. Nora WALTERS, of Rochester; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Catherine HAMLEY, of Chicago; and a half-brother, George EASTWOOD, of Chicago.
The funeral services will be held from the residence in East Ninth Street at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. G. W. LONG, pastor of the First Evangelical Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Eastwood residence prior to the hour of the last rites.

Saturday, April 1, 1939

Denver, April 1. -- George Omer SEE, 57, farmer and superintendent of the Baptist Sunday school here for the past several years, died at the Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru, at 4 o'clock yesterday following a six day illness with diabetes. He was a native of this community and resided most of his life on the farm he owned one and one-half miles north of Denver.
He was married to Linnie DeWALD in 1907 who survives. The couple have no children.
Also surviving are three brothers, Joseph [SEE] of Kansas, and William [SEE] and Walter [SEE] of Denver.
Funeral rites will be conducted at the Denver Baptist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.

Mrs. Lillian HUMPSMAN, 64, passed away Friday at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth, Ind. Death resulted from dropsy following an illness of three months duration. The deceased was a resident of the Twin Lakes community, northwest of Argos.
Mrs. Humpsman who was born near Rome City, Ind., had resided in Marshall county for only a few months.
The survivors are her husband; two daughters and a son of Gary, and a brother who resides in Ft. Wayne.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at Rome City, Ind. Burial will be made in the Rome City cemetery.

Monday, April 3, 1939

Mrs. Belle FENSTERMAKER has received word of the death of her uncle Wilbur S. JEWELL which occurred at his home in Belvedere, Ill., Saturday. The deceased will be remembered by the older residents of Rochester as he at one time lived in this city.

James J. CAMPBELL, aged 75, farmer of near Mentone, a life-long resident of Fulton county who was widely known as a stockbuyer in this and surrounding counties died at 1 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his son Frank CAMPBELL who lives on a farm four miles west of Leiters Ford.
Death was due to gall bladder complications and hemorrhages which followed an illness of only two days duration.
The deceased was born on the Campbell homestead near Leiters Ford. He was the son of Christopher and Jeanette (GILCHRIST) CAMPBELL. He was a retired stockman and had been married twice. His first wife was Barbara Ann LEITER who passed away in 1899 and his second wife who survives was Amanda KEISTER. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors besides the wife, are eight children: Mrs. K. W. SALES, Mrs. Jess WILLIAM,
Frank T. [CAMPBELL], and Fred CAMPBELL, all of Leiters Ford, Hugh CAMPBELL, Fulton, and Mrs. Milton WILSON, Mrs. Charles JOHNSON, and Mrs. John MANGOLD, all of Hammond; three brothers: Charles E. [CAMPBELL], Rochester, A. A. CAMPBELL, of Portland, Oregon, and B. B. CAMPBELL, of Gary; three sisters: Mrs. William YELTON, Leiters Ford, Mrs. U. A. LEITER, of Rochester, and Mrs. G. A. VanKIRK, of Kentland; twenty-six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Leiters Ford

Methodist church with Rev. John WALTON officiating. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Tuesday, April 4, 1939

Charles Edmund LITTLE, aged 30, who lived on a farm near Grass Creek with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent LITTLE, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 9:45 o'clock Monday night. Death was due to complications which followed an operation performed one week ago. He had been in ill health for six months.
The deceased was born in Iroquois county, Illinois in August 1906 and moved to this county when a baby with his parents. He had lived near Grass Creek all of his life except two years. He was a farmer.
Survivors are the parents; grandmother, Mrs. Caroline TUTTLE, Lacon, Ill.; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha GRUBE and Mrs. Carole MULLOT, of Kewanna, Mrs. Minnie BRITTON, Osceola, Mrs. Doris BRITTON, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Hazel STROUP, Lacon, Ill.; and three brothers, Fred [LITTLE], Ernest [LITTLE] and James [LITTLE] all at home.
The body has been moved to the Todd Funeral Home in Kewanna where the last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. J. W. NEILL of Kewanna officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Grass Creek.

Charles Wilson PALMER, 72, a former resident of Macy died at his home in New Paris, Ohio at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday morning following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered two weeks ago.
He was born near Macy October 8, 1866 the son of Wilson and Nancy PALMER. He lived in Macy until twenty-three years ago when he moved to Richmond to reside and six years later to New Paris.
Mr. Palmer taught school at Macy for several years during which time he also practiced law at Macy. For twenty-three years he was employed by the International Harvester Company as a salesman.
The deceased was twice married. His first wife was Etta COLLINS who died March 15, 1925 and on March 4, 1929 he was married to Mrs. Cora McFARLAND of Dayton, Ohio who survives. Mr. Palmer was a member of the Christian Church at Macy.
Survivors other than the widow are a son, Jay Clark PALMER of Indianapolis; daughter, Mrs. Alvin McCARTER of Macy; a sister, Miss Jessie PALMER of Macy and six grandchildren. A son, Walter Scott PALMER died in infancy.
No arrangements for the funeral services have been made but the body will be brought to the home of the daughter, Mrs. McCarter in Macy some time Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, April 5, 1939

Vernon RAGER, aged 57, died at his farm home two and half miles south of Akron at 10 o'clock Tuesday night. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of two years.
The deceased was born January 9, 1882 at Silver Lake the son of Mathias and Rebecca RAGER. He had lived in the Silver Lake, Akron and Laketon communities all of his life where he was a farmer. He was a member of the Weslyan Methodist Church at Laketon.
Survivors are the widow who was Flona RAMENY, daughter of Mrs. Reah LANDIS, Akron and four grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Dunkard Church west of North Manchester at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. Orvil BRADSLEY officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjoining to the church.

Peru, Ind., April 5. -- Arthur FERGUSON, alias JACKSON, 44-year-old Negro, was found dead at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon in a house at 56 East Ninth street, where he roomed.
Mrs. Paul JONES, colored, who operates the house, called city police when she was unable to awaken the man. Chief Edward R. HOBBS and Patrolman Claude CLARKE found that he was dead. They summoned County Coroner A. S. NEWELL, who indicated his belief that heart disease had caused death.
Formerly an employee of Cole Brothers circus, Ferguson recently had been eimployed as an "extra gang" laborer by the Chesapeake & Ohio railway maintenance-of-way department.
No relatives were known to the local authorities or friends of the man. The body was taken to a Peru mortuary on East Third street pending further investigation.

Macy, Ind. April 5. -- Funeral services for Charles Wilson PALMER, 72, former local teacher and lawyer, who died Tuesday at New Paris, Ohio, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Christian church with Rev. K. H. SCHONDELMAYER officiating. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.

Thursday, April 6, 1939

Dr. Wallace C. SARBER, aged 66, widely known surgeon and doctor of Argos died in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 8 o'clock Wednesday night from complications resulting from an attack of pneumonia suffered four months ago.
Dr. Sarber was a patient in the Epworth Hospital in South Bend for the past four weeks. Last Saturday he was thought to have improved enough to be moved to his home in Argos but he was taken ill while being transported in an ambulance and had to enter the Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
The deceased was born in Claypool and was the son of William and Martha SARBER. He graduated from the Claypool high school and from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1897. He opened an office in Argos following his graduation and continued to practice there until he was stricken.
Dr. Sarber was widely known in Marshall, Starke, Kosciusko and Fulton counties. He was prominent in church, civic and lodge circles in Argos. He was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic order and K. of P. lodge. He belonged to the Shrine at Fort Wayne. Dr. Sarber was affiliated with many medical societies including, county, state and national.
Survivors are the widow who was Kathryn BOWELL, a daughter Mrs. Mary STONE and two grandsons, Joe [STONE] and Wallace STONE all of Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Sarber residence in North Michigan Street at Argos at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Elmer JONES officiating. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The body has been moved to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Peru, Ind., April 6. -- The man believed to be Arthur JACKSON, colored, who was found dead in bed at his rooming house at 56 East Ninth street Tuesday afternoon, was definitely identified late Wednesday as Arthur FERGESON, 54, part time worker on the C. & O. extra gang and formerly employed in season by the Hagenback-Wallace and COLE BROTHERS circuses here.
Authorities learned here that the deceased was born October 25, 1885, and is survived by the following: the widow, of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and several children; the father, Charles FERGUSON, 93, of Winchester, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Florence DAVIS, Danville, Ill.

Friday, April 7, 1939

The members of the Fulton [County] Medical Society this afternoon attended the funeral services for the late Dr. Wallace SARBER which were held in the Methodist Church at Argos. Dr. Sarber who had practiced medicine at Argos for 45 years was a member of the Fulton County Medical Society. The members attended the last rites for Dr. Sarber in a body.

Saturday, April 8, 1939

Mrs. Frank [Lyde] MOORE, 64, a life long resident of the Athens community passed away Saturday morning, one o'clock at her home in Athens. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months duration. Mrs. Moore had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county.
Mrs. Moore was born on a farm near Athens on August 15th, 1875. The deceased was a member of the Athens United Brethren church, the Ladies Aid and the Homemakers Quest Club.
The survivors are her husband, Frank MOORE; three daughters, Mrs. Vera SWARTZ, Mrs. George WALTERS, both of Rochester, Mrs. Hilda McCAIN, of Athens; a son, Carl MOORE, at home; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon two o'clock at the Church of God at Athens. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Monday, April 10, 1939

Mrs. Obe [Nora Bell PERSCHBACHER] HAIMBAUGH, aged 76, died at her farm home in Newcastle township at 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Death was due to a blood clot in the heart. She lapsed into a coma at noon Saturday and never rallied from the same. Mrs. Haimbaugh had been in good health prior to the time she was stricken with the blood clot.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was the daughter of George and Jane PERSCHBACHER who were pioneer residents of Newcastle township. She was born December 25, 1862. It was peculiar that her life span was marked by her birth on Christmas Day and her death on Easter Sunday, both days which are marked by events in the life of Christ.
In a ceremony which was performed November 30, 1881 she was married to Obe [Obadiah Holmes] HAIMBAUGH and they have made their home on a farm eleven miles northeast of this city since that time. Mrs. Haimbaugh was a member of the Baptist Church at Mentone.
Survivors are the husband; three sons, Dr. Dow HAIMBAUGH of this city; Meade HAIMBAUGH, Detroit; and Rex HAIMBAUGH, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Merrill CAREY, at home; Mrs. Herschell LAYMAN and Mrs. Lloyd KESSLER of Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Cyrus SHOBE, Mrs. Anna KILER and Mrs. Wylie BONINE, all of this city; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church in Mentone at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the pastor of that church officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mentone.

Mrs. Nancy Margaret POWNALL, aged 65, wife of William POWNALL, died in Boynton, Florida at 5:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon after an illness of one year. The deceased was a former resident of Fulton.
She was born on a farm east of Kewanna July 8, 1873 and was the daughter of Mathew and Margaret WALTERS. She had lived in the Fulton and Kewanna communities all of her life and was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church at Fulton.
Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd ROUCH of Kewanna and Mrs. Edgar RANS of Elkhart; son, Ivan POWNALL, Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. Mary KIPLINGER, Fulton, and Mrs. Emma COLLINS, Farmville, Virginia; brother James WALTERS, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed but the body will be returned to Fulton for burial.

Tuesday, April 11, 1939

Ed LOVE a former resident of Rochester died at his home in Trenton, N.J. Monday according to word which was received here today by his niece Mrs. Jennie BERRY. The deceased was a brother of the late Bruce LOVE.

Mrs. Rose MALEY, aged 70, widow of John MALEY and formerly Rose O'BRIEN of Grass Creek died Sunday at her home in Gas City. She was the mother of ten children, among them Father MALEY of Attica and Sister RENA of Logansport. Funeral rites and burial were held in Gas City this morning.

James M. TURNER, 78, of Mentone, died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the McDonald hospital in Warsaw. On Saturday forenoon he underwent an operation for the amputation of his leg below the knee. He had been in ill health for about 10 years and for a number of years had suffered of diabetes.
About four years ago his one leg was amputated in order to halt the advance of gangrene. The other leg became infected and it was decided to remove it in the hope of saving his life. He rallied after the operation Saturday, but on Sunday there was a turn for the worst and death occurred.
The deceased was born one and one-half miles west of Mentone in Marshall county, July 23, 1860 the son of James and Millie TURNER. His entire lifetime was spent on a farm near Palestine and in Mentone. He was married to Matilda ANDERICK on Jan. 23, 1886. He was a member of the M.E. Church of Mentone. He is survived by his widow and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Palestine Christian church and burial was made in the Palestine cemetery. The Rev. E. E. DeWITT conducted the service.

Wednesday, April 12, 1939

Miss Emma LANGENBAHN, about 60 years old, died in the Catholic home for the aged at Avilla, Saturday. Funeral services were held at the home Monday. Miss Langenbahn was a former resident of Monterey.

Rochester relatives today received word of the death of Leslie BUSENBURG, former resident, which occurred at his home in Crown Point, Ind., Tuesday. Mr. Busenburg who was a former superintendent of the Crown Point schools had been in ill health for over a year.
The deceased who was the son of Jonathan and Mary BUSENBURG was born on a farm in Newcastle township. The survivors are his wife, who was the former Miss Dessie ROBINSON of Fulton, a son, Charles [BUSENBURG] at home, and a sister, [Mrs.] C. M. FISH, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at the Busenburg home in Crown Point, Thursday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock. The body will then be brought to the Fulton, Ind. cemetery where graveside services will be held at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

Miss Nancy Jane RULE, aged 72, died at 2:15 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her brother, Joe RULE in Argos. Death was due to dropsy and followed an illness of two and a half years.
The deceased was born in Ohio October 18, 1866 and was the daughter of Joseph and Rebecca RULE. She had lived in the Argos community since she was six weeks of age at which time her parents came to Indiana from Ohio.
Miss Rule divided her time spending half of it with her brother Joseph and the other half with her brother William who resides on a farm two and a half miles west of Argos.
The only immediate survivors are the two brothers Joseph [RULE] and William [RULE].
The funeral services will be held from the Gilead Church southwest of Argos at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. R. H. CROWDER, pastor of the Argos Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos until the hour of the last rites.

John Parks APT, 25, son of Charles G. APT of this city died in a hospital at Logansport this morning after an illness of five years due to diabetes.
The deceased resided on a farm in Liberty township for many years. He was born on a farm near Fulton May 1, 1913. His mother Jessie APT died in 1928. He was member of the Baptist church at Fulton.
Survivors are the father; five sisters, Mrs. French SEVERNS, Fulton, Mrs. Carl HARROLD, Grass Creek, Mrs. Lester SHOWLEY, Mrs. Dean DRUDGE and Miss Naomi APT all of Rochester; and a brother Dale APT of South Bend.
The body has been moved to the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton. Funeral arrangements had not [been] completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, April 13, 1939

Rochester friends of Mrs. T. L. STOVALL, of Crawfordsville, Ind., former resident of this city, today received word of the death of her brother, Raymond DeMOSS, who passed away Tuesday afternoon at his home in Indianapolis. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Harry Moore Funeral Parlors, in Indianapolis.

The deceased who was 45 years of age, died from a cerebral hemorrhage; he had been in ill health for four years, and was confined to his bed since last January. He is survived by his wife, one son, his parents, and Mrs. Stovall, his sister. Mr. DeMoss had often visited Rev. and Mrs. T. L. STOVALL during their residency in Rochester.

Mrs. Anna MILLER, aged 79, widow of the late Gideon MILLER, died at 3:20 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at her farm home five miles south of Rochester after an illness of two years due to arthritis.
The deceased was a life resident of this community and was born on a farm south of Rochester September 26, 1859 and is the last of seven children who were born to Jackson and Margaret RICHARDSON.
Mrs. Miller was educated in the schools of Rochester and was a member of the Grace Methodist church of this city.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city April 13, 1879 she was married to Gideon Miller. Had Mrs. Miller lived until today she would have celebrated her sixtieth wedding anniversary. During all of her married life she has resided on the same farm.
Survivors are two sons, George J. [MILLER], of near Logansport; Charles C. [MILLER], at home; four daughters, Lillian BARGER, at home; Fern AULT, of Rochester; Pearl HORN, of Fulton; and Della MINTER, of Lansing, Mich.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr Miller died Jan. 30, 1934 and two sons Earl [MILLER] and Deforest [MILLER] preceded their mother in death as did a foster son John CLOUD.
The funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday from the Miller farm home with Rev. E. H. KENNEDY officiating assisted by Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Rochester.
The body is at the Miller farm home where friends may call.

Friday, April 14, 1939

Frankie C. HAWK, aged 61, who resided on a farm six miles southeast of Argos died at 7:20 o'clock Thursday evening in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of 24 hours.
The deceased was born on a farm near where he lived August 8, 1877 and was the son of Frank and Arwesta HAWK. He lived in the Walnut community all of his life where he followed the occupation of farming.
In a ceremony which was performed on March 7, 1901 the deceased was married to Ida KUHN. Mr. Hawk was a member of the Brethren Church at Walnut.
Survivors are the widow; a sister Mrs. Ray BOWERS of Argos and a brother, Roscoe HAWK of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Walnut Brethren Church with the pastor of the church, Rev. C. C. CRIPE, officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
Friends may pay their respects at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos until 3 p.m. Saturday at which time the body will be moved to the home.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. William POWNALL of Fulton, who died last Sunday in Boynton, Florida, will be held at the Fulton United Brethren Church at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery three miles northeast of Fulton. The body arrived in Fulton Thursday afternoon and will lie in state at the Ditmire Funeral Home until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Benjamin BAUMAN died at her farm home 3-1/2 miles southwest of Kewanna Tuesday night at the age of 75 years. She suffered a stroke of paralysis in November, followed recently by two additional strokes, being in a state of coma continuously from the time of the last stroke until her death.
Anna Katherine SCHEUER, daughter of Dominic and Elizabeth SCHEUER, was born in Tiffin, Ohio, July 23, 1863. She was married to Benjamin BAUMAN in 1883 at St. Vincent's church in Logansport. They moved to this vicinity 50 years ago, locating in Indian Creek township, Pulaski county, removing to the present home 34 years ago. Mr. Bauman died five years ago, on April 14, 1934.
Surviving are three sons, William [BAUMAN], of Star City, Harry [BAUMAN], of Kewanna and Michael [BAUMAN], of Culver; three daughters, Edith [BAUMAN] and Magdalene [BAUMAN] at home and Mrs. Lorena MONRAD, of Chicago; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four brothers, Peter [SCHEUER] and John [SCHEUER], of Monterey, Joseph [SCHEUER] of Charleston, Arkansas, and Frank [SCHEUER] of Gary; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret MASTER, of Monterey and Mrs. AUGWENZEL of Steiner, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:00 a.m. from St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kewanna, in charge of Rev. Charles J. SEEBURGER, followed by burial in the Catholic cemetery at Winamac.

Monday, April 17, 1939

Mrs. Mary Jane (LAWRENCE) LYONS, passed away Saturday afternoon 1:15 o'clock at her home four and half miles northwest of Rochester. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of a year's duration. The deceased had been a resident of Rochester township for the past seven years, moving here from Chicago.
Mary Jane, daughter of Adam and Hanna LAWRENCE was born in Evansville, Ind. on July 20th, 1874. Mrs. Lyons was a member of the Auxiliary of the Spanish-American War Veterans.
Survivors are her husband, Edward L. LYONS; a daughter, Mrs. Edna T. HEITGER, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Nora McCUTCHEON, of Kansas City, Mo.; and a brother, Frank LAWRENCE, of Rochester.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. LONG will be held Tuesday afternoon two o'clock at the Foster funeral home. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The community of Akron was deeply shocked Sunday evening when news of the sudden demise of Rev. Edward E. TRIPPEER, pastor of the Akron Methodist church was current throughout the eastern section of the county. Rev. Trippeer suffered a fatal heart attack at 7:30 o'clock, at his home, and death was almost instantaneous. Prior to that time he had apparently been enjoying exceptionally good health.
Rev. Trippeer had been the pastor of the Akron church for the past year and had been returned to the charge for another year at the conclusion of the annual meeting of the North Indiana Conference which ended at Marion Sunday afternoon. Rev. Trippeer had attended this conference.
Rev. Trippeer graduated from DePauw University in 1896 and immediately entered the ministry and held a number of important charges in the North Indiana Conference. Among them were Kempton, Galveston, Portland, Richmond, Economy, Ridgeville, Summitville, Hartford City, Kokomo, Wabash, Auburn, Ft. Wayne, and Alexandria.
Edward E., son of Benjamin and Lucy (LIMN) TRIPPEER was born at Peru, Ind. on November 12th, 1872. He was united in marriage with Fanny RILEY on July 8th, 1896, in ceremony performed in Peru, Ind.
The survivors are his wife; three sisters, Mrs. Cora WILSON, of Peru; Mrs. Bessie REEDER, of Kokomo, Ind.; Mrs. Kitty SMITH, of Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Martha GREEN, of Awafting, N.J.; two granddaughters, Gloria Jean [GREEN] and Patricia Ann [GREEN].
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church in Akron Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Merrill LESTER, Wabash, retiring superintendent of the Wabash district officiating. Burial will be made at Peru.

George Albertus SMITH, 87, succumbed Sunday morning 9:30 at his home 1131 Franklin avenue, this city. Mr. Smith had been in ill health for the past eight weeks from complications. The deceased who was a brother of Judge John B. Smith, of Logansport, had resided in Rochester for the past 25 years, during which time he made a wide acquaintance of friends. Prior to his residency in Rochester he resided in Gary, Ind. for a number of years.
The deceased who was the son of Alexander and Mary SMITH was born in Cass county, Ind. on October 9th, 1851. On April 18th, 1879, he was united in marriage with Jennie SMITH, the ceremony being solemnized at Emporia, Kans. Mr. Smith was a member of the Christian church.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mary A. RHODA; a son, Morgan T. SMITH; two grandchildren, Jack Adams [SMITH] and Donna Rhoda [SMITH], all of this city; a brother John B. SMITH, of Logansport; and a sister, Mrs. Lucinda REIDER, of Walton, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon 2:30 at the Christian church. Rev. Chas. MILLS will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be taken home Monday evening from the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, April 18, 1939

Mrs. Howard COOK died at her home, 1500 Bancroft Avenue, at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. She had been in ill health for several years. Data for an obituary was not obtainable today but same will appear in the News-Sentinel Wednesday.

Word was received here today by relatives of the death of Mrs. James Newton McQUERN, Canton, Ohio. She died Monday, April 17th, at her home.
Funeral services will be at the home in Canton Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. McQuern, former Rochester residents, were married in this city and lived here for sometime before going to Ohio to make their home.
J. N. McQUERN is the brother of Mrs. William ZELLERS and Mrs. Pauline BOWERS of this city.

Wednesday, April 19, 1939

Jesse F. ROUCH, 72, a life-long citizen of Fulton county, passed away Tuesday evening 5:30 o'clock at his home five miles southeast of Kewanna. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of three months duration. Mr. Rouch had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of the county.
Jesse Fremont [ROUCH], son of Samuel and Kathryn ROUCH was born in Union township, Fulton county, on November 23rd, 1866. He was united in marriage with Nettie Jane LAMBERT, Nov. 23rd, 1889. Mr. Rouch followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Lawrence ROUCH, of Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Ida PEONIX, of Grass Creek; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Rev. J. S. LAKE of Lafayette, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Mrs. Dessie M. COOK, aged 45, wife of Howard COOK, died at her home, 1500 Bancroft avenue at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death was due to diabetes and followed an illness of two years. Her condition had been serious for the past six weeks.
Born in Fulton county near Bruce Lake on January 31, 1894, the daughter of Frank L. and Myrtella OVERMYER, the deceased was married in Winamac on April 20, 1920, to Howard COOK. Since their marriage, the couple has resided in this city. She was a member of the Zion Methodist Protestant Church of Aubbeenaubbee township.
Surviving besides the husband is the mother, Mrs. OVERMYER, of Culver; two step-children: Robert COOK, at home, and Mrs. Pauline JACKSON, of Fulton; two brothers: Jesse OVERMYER, Culver, and Benjamin [OVERMYER], of Elkhart; and a sister, Mrs. Don BRUCE of Culver. Her father died in 1935.
The body was removed to the Foster funeral home and will be returned to the residence this afternoon. Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Zion church, with Rev. George LONG, of Rochester, officiating. Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Cook residence until the hour of the last rites.

Frank O. DAY, aged 78, died at his home in Akron at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to heart trouble from which he had suffered for the past two years. An attack of the flu which he suffered three weeks ago hastened Mr. Day's death.
The deceased was born on a farm in Kosciusko county north of Akron October 28, 1861. His parents were Emory and Martha DAY. He lived on a farm northeast of Akron all of his life until February 3, 1939 when he moved to Akron to reside.
In a ceremony which was performed May 30, 1897 in this city he was married to Jesse E. BITTERS. Mr. Day was a member of the Masonic lodge at Akron.
Survivors are the wife; a brother, John DAY of Huntington, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral arrangements were incomplete at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Oliver Perry JONES, aged 61, for many years a grocery store owner in Rochester and a former city councilman, died at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness dating since May 1938.
The deceased was born on a farm near Culver June 5, 1877 and was the son of William Isaac and Mathilda (HERRELL) JONES. He came here from Culver and spent nearly his entire life in Rochester.

For many years Mr. Jones operated a grocery store in East Rochester at the corner of East Fourth Street and Indiana Avenue. He was prominent in Republican party circles and served both as a member of the town board and of the city council.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city September 25, 1898 at the home of Edward KIME he was married to Ann Barbara POWELL who preceded him in death two years ago. Mr. Jones was a member of the Rochester Loyal Order of Moose lodge and was secretary of that organization for many years.
Survivors are three foster children: Charles [FLAGG] and Mary FLAGG of Rochester, and Martin FLAGG of Wharton, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. William TIMBROOK, Michigan City, and Mrs. Blanche HARTMAN, Rochester; two brothers, Edward [JONES] and Fred JONES of this city and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Rochester Evangelical Church at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. George J. LONG officiating, assisted by the members of the Moose lodge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Jones residence prior to the hour of the last rites.

Chief of Police Fred CARR received a telegram this morning telling of the death of his cousin Mrs. John WILLIAMS which occurred at her home in Barren, Wisconsin last night. The deceased was a former resident of Rochester and had a number of relatives in this locality. Burial will be made in Barren.

Thursday, April 20, 1939

Mrs. Gertrude LORD, aged 66, widow of the late Clovis LORD and for years a resident of Kewanna and who was the mother of four doctors, died at her home, 4526 Washington Boulevard, Indianapolis, at 9 o'clock Wednesday night.
Mrs. Lord had resided in Kewanna until six months ago when she went to Indianapolis to reside. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of several months duration.
She was born in Lafayette in 1873 and had lived in Kewanna for twenty years where her husband followed the occupation of farming. The Lord farm adjoined the corporation line of Kewanna. Mrs. Lord was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church in Kewanna.
Survivors are five sons and two daughters, Dr. Glen C. LORD, Misses Elizabeth Ann [LORD] and Mary Alice LORD of Indianapolis; Dr. Robert LORD of Kewanna; Dr. M. P. LORD of Lafayette; Russell J. LORD of Mishawaka; Dr. F. E. LORD of Ypsilanti, Mich.
Friends may call at the home of a son, Dr. Robert Lord in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Friday when the body will be taken there.
Funeral services will be conducted from the St. Ann Catholic Church in Kewanna at 9 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Charles SEEBERGER in charge. Burial will be made in St. Vincent's Cemetery at Logansport.

Winamac, Ind., April 20. -- Ed HARRISON, 62, Pulaski county farmer, ended his life at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning by shooting himself in the stomach with a .12 gauge shotgun at his home between Winamac and Monterey.
Ill health and financial worries are blamed for the tragedy.
Death occurred instantly the charge having gone upward through his heart.
His wife, Mrs. Mamie HARRISON, had gone to the mail box fifteen rods from the house while he was still eating his breakfast. When she returned, he was gone. Worried, she immediately started searching for him in company with their son, Lloyd and his wife, who were upstairs and had not seen the elder Mr. Harrison leave the house.
The lifeless body was discovered in the hen house by Mrs. Harrison. Coroner Claude BURSON of Francesville, was immediately summoned by telephone from the home [of] a neighbor, Roy REINHOLD.
The deceased formerly resided in Star City, moving to his late residence three years ago. He had been in ill health for several years and had been treated at a Logansport hospital, it was reported.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. George DELL; a son, Benny [HARRISON], both of near Francesville; a son, Clyde [HARRISON], of Winamac; and the son, Lloyd [HARRISON], at home, and six grandchildren.
The Fry and Lange funeral home is in charge of funeral arrangements, which have not been completed.

Ervin S. ENYEART, aged 68, who resided on a farm two miles north of Kewanna died at 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of eight months.
The deceased was born in the Fairview neighborhood west of Kewanna October 23, 1871 and was the son of David and Elizabeth ENYEART. In his early life he was the operator of a steam dredge but for the past twenty-five years has followed the occupation of farming.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city August 6, 1900 he was married to Myrtle ANDERSON. He was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic, Odd Fellows, Encampment and Rebakah lodges.
Survivors are the widow; son Foster ENYEART, Kewanna; two grandchildren, Cleon [ENYEART] and Virginia ENYEART of Kewanna; and three brothers, Chas. ENYEART, Buchanan, Mich., John ENYEART, Three Oaks, Mich., and Frank ENYEART of Gary.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Harrison Chapel in Kewanna with Rev. Henry BULGAR of Lowell officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewanna.

Mrs. Emma Ann SHELTON, aged 83, wife of Horace G. SHELTON, died at her home, 931 Park Street at 6:45 o'clock Wednesday evening after an illness of three weeks.
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She was a life resident of Rochester and was born in this city March 12, 1856. She was the daughter of John and Lydia (STALEY) SWARTWOOD and was one of six children, all of whom preceded her in death. They were a sister, Mrs. Sarah CHAMBERLAIN and four brothers, Sam [SWARTWOOD], Charles [SWARTWOOD], John [SWARTWOOD] and Miles SWARTWOOD.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelton were married in this city October 23, 1877 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Chester CHAMBERLAIN. The aged couple celebrated their sixty-first wedding anniversary last year.
Mrs. Shelton was well known by fishermen. Every day during the summer for the past 15 years when the weather would permit, she would walk a mile from her home to Lake Manitou to go fishing. For the past five years she was the oldest woman resident of Fulton county to be issued a state fishing permit.
Besides the husband she is survived by one son, Jesse E. SHELTON, of this city, and a grandson, Joe SHELTON, of Lebanon.
Mrs. Shelton was a member of the Trinity Evangelical church since childhood. She also was a member of the local Spanish-American War Veterans Auxiliary.

Funeral services will be held at the Home at 3:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. George J. LONG officiating. Interment will be in the Citizen's Cemetery.

Sylvester J. BECKER, aged 30, former resident of Fulton, died at his home, 310 Ohio Street, South Bend, at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death was due to Hodgkins disease and followed an illness of 18 months.
The deceased was born in Fulton January 20, 1909 and lived in that city until ten years ago when he moved to South Bend. His parents were Charles and Edith BECKER.
His father was associated with the McMAHAN brothers in the road construction business. He was killed in an auto accident near Plymouth just 18 years ago on the same date and at the same hour as his son's death occurred.
In a ceremony which was performed November 2, 1926 he was married to Nellie SUTTON of Fulton. Mr. Becker had been employed in the Studebaker factory at South Bend and he was a member of the Baptist Church, at Fulton.
Survivors are the widow; daughter, Shirley [BECKER], 11; and son, Charles [BECKER], aged 6; mother, Mrs. Edith BECKER, of Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Earl NICKELS, Beech Grove and Mrs. Gale MORRETT, Wabash; two brothers, Omer [BECKER] of South Bend, and Herschel [BECKER] of Indianapolis, and an uncle, Henry BECKER, of this city.
Short funeral services will be held at the Becker home in South Bend at 12:30 p.m. Saturday after which the cortege will leave for Fulton where the last rites in charge of Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR will be held in the Baptist Temple at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.

The last rites for Frank A. DAY who died at his home in Akron yesterday will be held from the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.

Friday, April 21, 1939

Mr. and Mrs. Charles EILER attended the funeral of Mrs. Eiler's mother, Mrs. G. E. ROHRABAUGH, in Colburn Friday afternoon. Mrs. Rohrabaugh died Wednesday evening at Wabash, where she has been making her home with her daughter Mrs. Harry B. MILEY, following a long illness. Burial was made at the Colburn Lutheran Cemetery.

Mrs. Dullen [Harriet L. MILLER BAKER] BOWERS, aged 64, a life resident of Fulton county died at her farm home three-quarters of a mile south of Athens at 9 o'clock Thursday evening.
Death was due to a coronary embolism which she suffered a short time after retiring. Mrs. Bowers had suffered with heart trouble for several years but yesterday appeared to be improving. She retired while her husband sat down to read the newspaper.
Hearing a noise from the bedroom Mr. Bowers went to his wife's side and found that she was ill. Before a doctor arrived Mrs. Bowers had succumbed to the embolism.
The deceased was born near Milark and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barton MILLER. She was twice married. Her first husband was a Mr. BAKER. She was a member of the United Brethren church at Athens.
Surviving are the husband; five sons, Ernest [BOWERS], Detroit; Ira [BOWERS], Green Oak; Frank [BOWERS], Fort Wayne; Raymond [BOWERS] and Ralph [BOWERS], of Athens; four daughters, Bertha [BOWERS], Logansport; Mrs. Marie HOAGLAND, Disko;

Mrs. Mable ANDERSON and Mrs. Ella LaMASTER, both of Akron and brother Ervin MILLER of this city.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed when The News-Sentinel went to press.

Saturday, April 22, 1939

Funeral services for Mrs. Dullen BOWERS who died at her home south of Athens Thursday evening will be held from the United Brethren Church at Athens at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Floyd HARDY, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

C. O. HEDDLESON, aged 53, who resided on a farm one-half mile west of Gilead, died at 7 o'clock Saturday morning in a hospital in Peru. Death followed an illness of three weeks due to complications.
The deceased was born on the same farm where he lived and has resided there during his entire lifetime. About one year ago he was married to Pearl GREER which marked his third marriage.
Survivors are the widow and the father, William HEDDLESON who made his home with his son.
The funeral arrangements were not made at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

A still born baby boy weighing 10 pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank ULERICK of near Kokomo Thursday morning at the home of Mr. Ulerick's sister, Mrs. Otho EYTCHESON west of Fulton. The baby was buried in the Fulton cemetery Thursday afternoon. Besides the parents, the baby is survived by four brothers and sisters.

Monday, April 24, 1939

Warren TAIT, aged 69, former resident of the Disko neighborhood in the eastern part of Fulton county died at the home of his son, Arthur TAIT, in Elkhart Saturday evening. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several weeks.
The deceased was born near Wabash and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. TAIT. He was a millwright and installed mills for various companies. His wife who was Lorena SHIPLEY of Wabash died several years ago. He had lived in Elkhart for the past ten years.
Survivors are the son and several other children and grandchildren whose names were unobtainable today.
Short services will be held in the home of Arthur Tait in Elkhart at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning with Rev. H. W. PARKS of Silver Lake officiating.
The cortege will then leave for Disko where the last rites will be held in the Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Parks in charge. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. Mary Belle CULP, 63, mother of Clarence Culp of near Rochester, passed away Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Docia DEGNER, of LaPorte, Ind. Mrs. Culp had been critically ill for the past week.
The deceased was born in Francisville, Ind. on april 12th, 1876 and had resided in LaPorte since 1916. On April 12, 1896 she was united in marriage with Charles E. CULP in a ceremony solemnized at Francisville. Mr. Culp preceded her in death on March 23, 1916. Mrs. Culp was a member of the Francisville Christian church and the Royal Neighbors.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Docia DAGNER and Mrs. Fern DELONG; two sons, Clarence CULP, of near Rochester, Raymond CULP, of LaPorte; three brothers, James HUTCHINSON, of near Athens; Thos. L. HUTCHINSON, of San Antonio, Tex.; Milo E. HUTCHINSON, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a half-sister, Mrs. Ora KNOTS, of Wabash, Ind.; a half-brother, William LILLENWATER, of Benton Harbor, Mich.; and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, 9:30 o'clock, at the Haverstock funeral home, Francisville, Ind. Burial will be made in the Francisville cemetery.

Albert B. (Shorty) GOODWIN, aged 64, died at 2:40 o'clock this afternoon at his home in West Eleventh Street. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of several months. Mr. Goodwin was employed as a lino-type operator at The News-Sentinel for a number of years. Data for an obituary could not be obtained in time for today's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Clinton L. HOLMES, aged 82, retired farmer who lived for many years on a farm near Akron, died suddenly Sunday morning at 9:45 o'clock from a heart attack at the home of his son, Isaac HOLMES, 816 North Jefferson Street. The aged man had been under a doctor's care for two years due to heart trouble, but his death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was born at Salem, Ohio, December 3, 1856. His parents were Jonas and Mary HOLMES. In a ceremony which was performed in Warsaw, February 3, 1889 he was married to Laura COPLEN. He had followed the occupation of farming all of his life until his retirement. Mr. Holmes was a member of the United Brethren Church at Beaver Dam.
Surviving are the son; three daughters, Mrs. Leona GLAZE and Mrs. Mary DUNN, both of South Bend; Mrs. T. Hinna TAYLOR, of Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Etta CARPENTER and Mrs. Celia MATTIX, of Akron; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Athens U.B. church, Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

William David PFUND, aged 84 years, two months and three days, who resided on a farm northeast of Talma, died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was attributed to cardiac asthma and complications. Mr. Pfund had been in ill health for the past two years.
The deceased was born at Canal Winchester, Ohio, February 20, 1885, and was the son of John Fredrick PFUND and Katherine Elizabeth (GARLAND) PFUND. He came here from Ohio 48 years ago and has spent the remainder of his life in the Talma community.
In a ceremony which was performed in Lockville, Ohio, October 25, 1887, he was married to Mary Alice (BOYER) GIESY, who preceded him in death 19 years ago, on November 14, 1920. Also two sisters and one brother have preceded him in death. They were Sarah A. KING, Katherine HIMROD and George PFUND. Mr. Pfund was a member of the Talma Christian church.
The survivors are his daughter, Mrs. Pearl May McGOWEN, of Rochester; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at the Pfund residence Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. KENNEDY will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Hamlet cemetery, near Talma.

Funeral services for George KERLER, 84, well known farmer of Richland township who resided one mile west of the Whippoorwill school house were held this afternoon from the church at Richland Center.
The last rites were in charge of Rev. John WALTON, pastor of the Methodist Church at Leiters Ford. Interment was made in the cemetery at Richland Center.
Mr. Kerler was born in Germany, but came to this country when a young man. He had resided in Fulton county for forty years. He had been in ill health for the past four years due to complications incident to old age. His wife died two years ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Anna WEIR and Mrs. Dollie MOW, both of whom live on farms in Richland township.

Tuesday, April 25, 1939

Albert B. GOODWIN, 67, an employee of The News-Sentinel, and dean of the newspaper's linotype operators, passed away Monday afternoon, one o'clock, at his home on West 11th street, this city. Death was attributed to heart trouble, and although Mr. Goodwin had been in ill health for the past several weeks, his sudden demise came as a shock to his friends and fellow workers.
The deceased had been a resident of Rochester for over 30 years, coming here from Marion, Ind., to accept employment as a linotype operator on the old Rochester Daily Republican. A few years later he entered the employment of The Rochester Sun and later accepted a position with the Barnhart-Van Trump Co. Mr. Goodwin had a wide acquaintance of friends within the newspaper circles throughout central and northern Indiana.
Albert B., son of Perry and Mary Ellen GOODWIN was born in Manchester, Ind., on July 3rd, 1871. For a long number of years he resided in Marion, Ind. where he was employed on the Marion Leader. In the year of 1904 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Isabelle STEWART, the ceremony being solemnized in Chicago. One daughter, Mrs. Howard FELTS, of Rochester, was born to this union. His first wife preceded him in death a number of years ago. His second marriage was to Mrs. Martha WALREATH. Mr. Goodwin was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Helen FELTS, a grandson, Dale FELTS, and a sister, Mrs. Gertrude WEMBLE of Apopka, Florida.
Funeral services will be held at the Foster Funeral Home, Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. George LONG, of the Evangelical church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Sterling F. PETERS, aged 54, a carpenter, died at 6:15 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home, 625 West Sixth Street. Death was due to complications involving his heart and liver and followed an illness of two days.
The deceased was born in Chatsworth, Ill., June 28, 1885 and came to this city to reside with his parents, Henry and Amanda PETERS when he was a year old.
Mr. Peters was a carpenter and followed that occupation for many years. He also was at times employed in recreation centers in this city for a number of years by the late Reub GILLILAND.
The deceased was married to Vida HUEY who now resides in Wabash, Indiana. Mr. Peters was a member of the Rochester Moose Lodge.
Survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Otto LEMKE, and Mrs. James LaFAVER of Benton Harbor, Mich.; Mrs. Alice SHAFER and Mrs. Schuyler RANNELLS, both of this city; brother, John PETERS and half-brother, Archie McKEE, both of this city and two grandchildren. A daughter, Dorothy [PETERS], died in 1937.
The body has been moved to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where it will remain until the hour of the last rites, 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The services will be in charge of Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH and burial will be made in the Citizens Cemetery.

Wednesday, April 26, 1939

Funeral services for Sterling PETERS will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH of the United Brethren church will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Thursday, April 27, 1939

Miss Myra J. BALL, aged 79, died at her farm home one mile northeast of Marshtown at 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to a streptococci infection and followed an illness of several days.
The deceased was born near Marshtown February 12, 1860 and was the daughter of Isiah and Elizabeth BALL. A friend, Mrs. SWAFFORD, had lived with Mrs. Ball for several years. Mrs. Henry LEASE of Kewanna was her guardian. Miss Ball was a member of the Baptist Church.
She has no immediate relatives but has several second cousins.
The funeral services will be held from the Harrison Funeral Chapel in Kewanna at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. W. A. HULL officiating. Burial will be made in the Shaffer cemetery.

Friday, April 28, 1939

Mrs. Sadie ZEHNER, aged 76, of Monterey died Thursday evening at the home of her daughter Mrs. Coral UMBAUGH in Harvey, Illinois. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several years. Mrs. Zehner went to the home of her daughter three months ago when she became seriously ill.
The deceased was raised at Monterey and had lived in that community during her entire lifetime. Her husband was Sylvester ZEHNER who died in 1934.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ilo MEISER of Monterey and Mrs. UMBAUGH of Chicago and two sons Harvey ZEHNER of Monterey and Clayton ZEHNER of Chicago.
The funeral services for Mrs. Zehner will be held from the Methodist church in Monterey at 10:00 o'clock Sunday morning. Burial will be made beside her husband in the old Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The body was brought to the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos Friday morning and will be taken to the home of the deceased in Monterey at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Miss Barbara May FOX, aged 14, died at the home of her parents Jesse and Artee FOX, two miles east of Argos at 10:15 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of five weeks.
The deceased was born on a farm near Argos, September 16, 1924 and lived in the Argos community all of her life. She attended the Walnut Township Consolidated School and was in the eighth grade. Miss Fox was a member of the Argos Christian Church.
Survivors are the parents and a sister Isobel [FOX].

The funeral services will be held from the Fox farm home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Saturday, April 29, 1939

Mrs. Katherine DICKERHOFF, 79, passed away Friday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank COMER, of Akron. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of two years duration. Mrs. Dickerhoff had been a resident of the Akron community for practically all of her life and had a host of friends throughout that section of the county.
Mrs. Dickerhoff, who was the daughter of George and Suzanna PRICE, was born in Stark county, Ohio, on August 20th, 1859. She removed to Akron with her parents when but a child. On November 15th, 1877 she was united in marriage to John DICKERHOFF, the ceremony being solemnized at Rochester. Mr. Dickerhoff passed away 12 years ago. The deceased was a member of the Progressive Brethren Church.
The survivors are three sons, Allia DICKERHOFF, Fred DICKERHOFF and Joseph DICKERHOFF, all of Akron; five daughters, Mrs. Cora HARPER, of Rochester; Mrs. Emma KROFT, Mrs. Harvey KRIEG, Mrs. Frank COMER, all of Akron, and Mrs. Mary CLARK of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at the Akron Brethren church at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. George PONTIUS of Warsaw will officiate. Interment will be made in the Gaerte cemetery, southeast of Akron.

Monday, May 1, 1939

Mrs. Rosa MAUDLIN, aged 70, a former residet of Fulton died at noon Friday at the home of her daughter Mrs. George RADCLIFF in Sioux City, Iowa. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of one week.
The deceased was born in Argos on October 10, 1868 and was the daughter of George and Kathryn WOODFORD. After the death of her husband Amos MAUDLIN in 1919 Mrs. Maudlin went to Sious City to live with her daughter.
Mrs. Maudlin lived near Fulton from the time she was one year old until she went to Sioux City to reside. She was a member of the Baptist church at Fulton.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. RADCLIFF and Mrs. Viola TROWELL also of Sioux City; two brothers, Ulysses WOODFORD of Valparaiso and Charles WOODFORD of Logansport.
The body arrived in Logansport Sunday afternoon from Sioux City and has been taken to the home of her brother, Charles Woodford, in Logansport.
Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church in Fulton at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.

Max C. NELLANS, aged 74, died at his farm home one-half a mile south of Argos in Road 31 at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from injuries which he received three months ago.
Mr. Nellans at the time was assisting his son in mowing bales of hay when the hay tumbled and fell on him. He suffered internal injuries and a fracture of the right limb.
The deceased was born on a farm near Mentone on March 9, 1865. His parents were Thomas and Maria NELLANS and moved to the Argos community from Mentone 22 years ago.

Mr. Nellans was married to Ella PRICE who preceded him in death January 29, 1930. The deceased was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are three sons, Dean [NELLANS], Otis [NELLANS] and Clair [NELLANS] all of near Argos; two brothers George [NELLANS] and John NELLANS of Mentone; two sisters Mrs. Lavina ROBINSON, Argos and Mrs. Betty CLARK of Mentone and six grandchildren.
Short funeral services will be held from the Nellans home at 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after which the cortege will leave for the Methodist church in Argos where the last rites will be conducted at 2 p.m.
Rev. R. H. CROWDER pastor of the church will be in charge and interment will be in the cemetery at Richland Center. The body will be moved from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos to Nellans residence late Monday afternoon.

Miss Margaret A. HOOVER, aged 72, who was better known by her many friends as Trude HOOVER, died at 4:20 o'clock Monday morning in her home at 128 West Sixth Street. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of twenty-three days.
The deceased was Margaret BARKDOLL and she was born in this city November 28, 1866. Her parents were Samuel and Letha BARKDOLL. Her parents died when she was quite young and she was adopted by the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian HOOVER, who were her aunt and uncle. She had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Ora FOSTER for the past twelve years.
Miss Hoover was a devout member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city and for many years taught a class of young men in the church's Sabbath School.
A brother James BARKDOLL, San Francisco, Cal., survives as does a number of nieces and nephews.
The last rites will be held from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth Street at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating assisted by the Rev. Glenn C. McGEE. Interment will be made in the Mausoleum.

Miss Jennie LaBELLE, aged 68, operator of the LaBelle Tea Room on the North Shore Boulevard at Lake Manitou two miles east of this city died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of several years. She had been seriously ill for the past ten days.
Mrs. LaBelle was born in County Leightrim, Ireland on September 2, 1870. Her parents were Thomas and Jennie COSTELLO. She came to the United States at the age of 12 and had been a resident of Rochester for twenty years.
Mrs. LaBelle with her sister Mrs. Nellie WEBB has operated the LaBelle Tea Room the past 15 years. She had a wide acquaintanceship thruout Indiana and surrounding states which she made while operating the tea room. Mrs. LaBelle was a devout member of the St. Joseph Catholic church of this city.
Her sister Mrs. Webb is her only immediate survivor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning from the St. Joseph Catholic church with Rev. John SCHALL of Monterey officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Tuesday, May 2, 1939

Mrs. L. T. LISTON received word this morning of the death of her aunt Mrs. Mary SEWARD, aged 86, of Deer Creek. Mrs. Seward who was Mrs. Liston's last living aunt died Monday night.

John F. CAREY, aged 72, retired farmer died at his home in Bourbon at 6 o'clock Monday evening after a year's illness due to carcinoma.
He was born near Tippecanoe on March 5, 1867. His parents were George and Demarious CAREY. Mr. Carey had lived in Bourbon for 18 months moving there from Warsaw.
Survivors are the widow; six children, Mrs. E. M. JOYCE, Bourbon, Rex CAREY, Warsaw, Mrs. Elmer WOODS, Burkett, Mrs. Arnold FLOREY, Tippecanoe, Mrs. Isaac JEFFRIES, Mentone and Floyd CAREY of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Charles CAREY, Mishawaka, William CAREY, South Bend and David CAREY of this city; four sisters, Mrs. J. E. KUNTZ, Mrs. Minnie FREDRICK and Mrs. J. A. LINEBACK all of South Bend and Miss Kathryn CAREY of Cleveland; 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. (CST) at the Carey home in Bourbon with Rev. Peter HANSTRA officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mentone.

Word was received here today of the death of Robert CALVERT who for a number of years lived on a farm near this city. Death occurred at a hospital in Indianapolis where he had been making his home. Mrs. Calvert was Miss Hattie STURGEON of Rochester. The Calvert family moved away from Rochester twenty years ago. Funeral services for Mr. Calvert were held from the Easterday Funeral Home in Logansport this afternoon with interment in that city.

Wednesday, May 3, 1939

William I. RANNELLS, aged 81, retired merchant, who was better known by his many friends as "Erve" RANNELLS, died at his home in East Aiken Street in Fulton at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of six weeks.
The deceased was born in Rochester March 17, 1858 and was the son of Thomas and Mary (AIKEN) RANNELLS. He has spent practically his entire lifetime in Rochester and Fulton. His first wife was Mrs. Ora KLOUSE whom he married May 9, 1883 and who died in 1908 while his second wife was Mrs. Lucinda J. KITSON, whom he married September 18, 1917.
Mr. Rannells with his brother, E. A. Rannells, were pioneers in the chain grocery business. They first operated a grocery in Rochester and later started a chain of groceries which they called "Groceteries" which were the forerunner of the present serve-yourself plan of grocery merchandising. They later sold their stores to one of the large chain systems. Mr. Rannells was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge of this city.
Survivors are the widow; a son, Hugh RANNELLS, Hammond; brother, E. A. RANNELLS of Fulton; sister, Mrs. Mary B. SHORE, Oakland, Cal.; and a granddaughter, Janet RANNELLS of Hammond.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Baptist Temple in Fulton with Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating, assisted by Rev. James PURSELEY. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Rochester.

Mrs. Nellie D. TROUTMAN, aged 68, who resided on a farm three miles north of Kewanna, died at 11:20 o'clock Tuesday night from a cerebral hemorrhage which she suffered Sunday evening. She never regained consciousness after being stricken.
She was born near Winamac October 3, 1871 and was the daughter of George and Sarah

(BENNETT) SMITH. She had lived near Kewanna during a greater portion of her lifetime, moving there from Winamac.
The deceased was twice married. Her first husband who died several years ago was William SHINE while her second husband whom she married March 16, 1933 was William A. TROUTMAN. Mrs. Troutman was a member of the Eastern Star lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary at Kewanna. She was a member of the Reform Church at Lake Bruce but when that organization disbanded she affiliated with the Methodist church at Kewanna.
Survivors are the husband; daughter, Mrs. Aimee HUFFMAN, Hammond; son, Ermal SHINE, Kewanna; two step-sons, Robert TROUTMAN, Martinsville, and Leon TROUTMAN of Indianapolis; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mary RHINEHART, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Aimee ZIMMERMAN, Detroit; and a sister, Mrs. Nettie HOESEL of Winamac.
The body will remain at the Fry and Lang Chapel in Winamac until the hour of the last rites at 2 p.m. Friday. Services will be in charge of Rev. Henry BULGER of Larwill and burial will be made in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Clarence E. LONG, aged 65, who resided on a farm at the east edge of Grass Creek, died at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of one year due to heart trouble.
The deceased was a farmer and was born in Cass county near Lucerne July 14, 1874. His parents were John and Martha LONG. He had resided near Grass Creek all of his life. In a ceremony which was performed at Lucerne in 1901 he was married to Verdie BUTTS. Mr. Long was a member of the United Brethren Church at Grass Creek.
Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Irene THOMAS and Mrs. Marie GIVEN, both of Grass Creek; son Everett LONG, also of Grass Creek and a brother, Clem LONG of Battle Creek, Michigan.
The funeral services will be held from the Grass Creek United Brethren Church at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with burial in the cemetery at Grass Creek.

Thursday, May 4, 1939

In the obituary of the late William I. RANNELLS of Fulton which was carried in The News-Sentinel yesterday the name of a daughter, Mrs. Mabel MILLER of Fulton was omitted.

Mrs. Mahala MEREDITH, aged 92, for many years a resident of Newcastle township and a pioneer of Fulton county died at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Stella Meredith in Mentone. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed an illness of ten days.
The deceased was born in Newcastle township January 3, 1847 and was the last survivor of ten children who were born to her parents Caleb and Sarah MONTGOMERY. Mrs. Meredith was a sister of the late Levi [MONTGOMERY] and Theodore MONTGOMERY.
She was married to James MEREDITH in a ceremony performed in this city 72 years ago last February. Following the death of her husband in 1914 Mrs. Meredity went to make her home with her daughter in Mentone. The deceased was a devout member of the Church of Christ at Sycamore Chapel. She affiliated with this church in 1867.
Survivors are two daughters Mrs. Roy ADAMSON and Miss Stella MEREDITH both of Mentone, a son Silas MEREDITH who resides on a farm near Mentone, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Church of Christ in Mentone with Rev. C. G. VINCENT officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mentone.

Friday, May 5, 1939

Committal services were held in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at 10 o'clock Friday morning for Lee COLE, aged 68, a former resident of this city who died early Wednesday morning at his home 69th Street and Normal Boulevard in Chicago from a heart attack.
Rev. G. C. McGEE pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiated. Mr. Cole was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church and for a number of years was the assistant station agent of the Erie railroad in this city. He was engaged in the real estate business in Chicago for a number of years.
His wife was Edith MEYER [who] died July 5, 1898. Survivors are a son Maurice COLE of Whiting, a brother Evan COLE of Chicago and a granddaughter Katherine COLE also of Whiting.

Twenty-three great-grandchildren are among the survivors of Mrs. Elnora BRYAN, former resident of the vicinity of Argos, who died at her home 3916 Lincolnway East, Mishawaka, at 3:15 o'clock Wednesday morning. She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks. She was 77 years old and had lived in Mishawaka about twenty years.
Mrs. Bryan is survived by eleven [sic] children. A son, Donald [BRYAN], died in France during the World War. Thirty grandchildren also survive.
The children are Marie [BRYAN], at home, Delbert [BRYAN], Claude [BRYAN], Herbert [BRYAN], Aubrey [BRYAN] and Austin [BRYAN], all of Mishawaka; Arthur [BRYAN] of Plymouth; Mrs. Lottie FLORA, Mrs. Ruth KELLY and Mrs. Ella KILE, all of Plymouth.
Henry CHAPMAN of Argos is a brother and Mrs. Ella FISH of Argos a sister.
The body was taken to the United Brethren Church in Plymouth Friday morning at 10 o'clock and funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Burial was made in Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.

Saturday, May 6, 1939

Mrs. Elizabeth NEHER, aged 78, died at her home 1017 South Madison street at 11:15 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness dating since March 26, 1939.
The deceased was born in Carroll county, October 4, 1860 and was the daughter of Nathan and Nancy (ALBAUGH) MOORE. She was married to John NEHER in a ceremony which was performed in Flora March 10, 1878.
Mrs. Neher has resided in this community for thirty years moving here from Delphi. For a number of years she lived on a farm near Rochester. Mrs. Neher was a member of the Rochester Christian Church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Mary DAGGY and Mrs. Emma FENSTERMAKER of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Pearl BRUBAKER of Logansport; five sons, Earl [NEHER] and Truman NEHER of Rochester, Guy NEHER, Logansport, Russell R. NEHER, Warsaw and Herman NEHER of Warsaw; thirty grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. A son, Levi NEHER, passed away in 1935.
The funeral services will be held from the Rochester Christian Church at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. C. E. MILLS officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friends may view the remains at the Neher home prior to the hour of the last rites.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsa MATTIX, will be held at the Mattix farm home four miles north of Akron Sunday morning 10:30 o'clock. Rev. EATON, of Culver will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.
Mrs. Mattix passed away Thursday evening, following an illness of five weeks duration from heart trouble. She had been a resident of the Akron community for practically all of her life.
The deceased who was the daughter of James and Mary HOLMES, was born in Williamstown, Ohio, on February 1st, 1860. In the year of 1879 she was united in marriage with Andrew MATTIX, who preceded in death in 1914. Mrs. Mattix was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are two sons, Orval [MATTIX] and Ivan [MATTIX] of Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Earl BARR and Mrs. Albert SCOTT, both of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Etta CARPENTER, of Akron; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; brother, Clinton HOLMES, of Akron, passed away about two weeks ago.

Monday, May 8, 1939

Two former residents of Kewanna, who now live in Logansport were in an auto accident late Saturday night in Road 25 near Logansport which claimed the life of Deloris Elouise OSBORN, aged 15, and her mother, Mrs. Mary CHAMBERS, 38, of Logansport, is reported in a critical condition in the Cass county hospital in Logansport.
Deloris succumbed to a fractured skull at 5:05 o'clock Sunday morning at Cass county hospital in Logansport where she was taken immediately after the accident. She had also suffered numerous cuts and bruises in the crash.
Mrs. Chambers, wife of Loren CHAMBERS, remains unconscious and has only a 50-50 chance to survive, according to physicians who were called to attend her. In addition to a fractured skull, she is suffering from a fractured right arm, fractured left knee cap and numerous cuts.
The accident occurred when the east-bound auto in which the mother and daughter were riding swerved out of control and crashed into the wall at the entrance of the Logansport state hospital grounds.
Miss Elizabeth HESKET of Oak Lawn, Ill, the only known witness to the accident, said that she hurried to the hospital for a doctor and called an ambulance as soon as the crash occurred. She is reported to have said that she was preparing to turn into the entrance to the hospital grounds when the other vehicle crashed into the wall.
Sheriff Dewey SCHMIDT and State Patrolman John FISHER of Logansport investigated the accident and questioned Miss Hesket, after which she was released, pending the inquest. The cause of the crash remains somewhat of a mystery until Mrs. Chambers is recoverred sufficiently for questioning.
The victim of the crash was born on April 9, 1924, the daughter of Russell and Mary FANSLER OSBORN. Surviving are the stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Loren CHAMBERS; a sister, Lois [OSBORN] and the grandparents of Marion.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Chase and Miller chapel in Logansport with interment in the mausoleum at Mt. Hope.
The public inquest will be conducted in the north court room of the court house at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, according to the announcement of Dr. M. B. STEWART, county coroner.
Mrs. Chambers who lived in Kewanna for a number of years is a sister of Arthur FANSLER of this city and of Earl [FANSLER], Amy [FANSLER] and Emma FANSLER of Kewanna.

John L. MITCHELL, aged 88, died at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning at his home 308 West South Street in Argos after a week's illness due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born in Cass county June 9, 1850. He had lived in or near Argos during a greater portion of his life where he operated a poultry and cream station. His wife who was Sarah MULLIN died in 1923. He was a member of the Argos Christian Church.
Survivors are two daughters Mrs. Alta DRAKE, Argos and Mrs. Frank TANNER of Plymouth; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A son Floyd MITCHELL died several years ago.
The body has been moved to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where the last rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. A. M. THOMAS in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Tuesday, May 9, 1939

Jesse ZUCK and Jessie LOWDEN have filed a petition in the circuit court to bar the execution of the Will of the late Miss Marian BALL who died at her farm home in Wayne township last week. Defendants named in the suit are the Ministers and Missionaries Board of the Northern Baptist Conference and Perry O'CORNELL executor of Miss Ball's will.

Charles AMBLER, city councilman, today received word of the death of his cousin Miss Della AMBLER which occurred at her home in Star City Monday night. The deceased had visited her cousin in theis city on a number of occasions.

Wednesday, May 10, 1939

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Ann SCHULTZ, aged 51, a former resident of Rochester who ended her life Sunday by drowning herself in a cistern beside the family home in the west edge of new Haven, Ind., near Fort Wayne were conducted at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning from a funeral home in New Haven. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at New Haven
The body stooped head-down in about four feet of water, was discovered Sunday afternoon by a son, James, who lives at home.
Mrs. Schultz had been despondent over impending blindness, members of the family said, but had not indicated that she would take her life.
Mrs. Schultz was raised on a farm east of Rochester and had lived in New Haven seventeen years.
Survivors with the husband, Oscar [SCHULTZ], are three sons, James [SCHULTZ], at home; John [SCHULTZ], New Haven; Joseph [SCHULTZ], Fort Wayne; the father, Schuyler RHODES, Rochester; four brothers, Colfax [RHODES] and Courtney RHODES, Rochester; Ray [RHODES], South Bend and Sumner [RHODES], Fort Wayne, R.R. 14; three sisters, Mrs. Ross HARRIS, Plymouth; Mrs. Agnes URBIN, South Bend and Mrs. Marshall ACCOE, South Bend.

Thursday, May 11, 1939

Albert EHRENMANN, aged 86, of LaPorte, a former resident of this community where he resided on farms south of Rochester and in Newcastle township, was injured fatally Wednesday afternoon when he walked in the path of an east-bound New York Central passenger train at a crossing in LaPorte.
Mr. Ehrenmann was moved to the Holy Family Hospital in LaPorte where it was found he had suffered a fracture of the skull and internal injuries. He lived but three hours after he was hurt.
LaPorte police investigated and found that the aged man had walked directly in front of the train as it was pulling out of the station there.
Witnesses told LaPorte police that Mr. Ehrenmann had been seen near the crossing for some time prior to the arrival of the passenger train. An inquest in the death will be held Friday by Coroner Daniel BERNOSKE of Laporte.
Mr. Ehrenmann's widow was a member of the BYBEE family who were pioneer residents of Newcastle township. Frank BRYANT of this city is a nephew by marriage of the dead man. In addition to the widow several children survive Mr. Ehrenmann.
The funeral services for Mr. Ehrenmann will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Baptist Church in Mentone. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mentone.

Friday, May 12, 1939

Mrs. Emily F. PATESEL, 89, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John HARLEY, west of Tippecanoe, about 8 o'clock Wednesday night. She had been ill but a week. Death was attributed to cancer. She would have been 90 years old next Christmas eve.
Born in Indianapolis, Mrs. Patesel had lived for many years in the vicinity of Delong and Monterey. About three years ago she went to the home of her daughter, near Tippecanoe, where she has since made her home.
She was a member of the Camelite Church, between Delong and Monterey.
Besides her daughter, Mrs. Harley, she is survived by one son, Raymond PATESEL of Delong.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Harley residence with burial in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Rev. BURGESS of Tippecanoe was in charge of the services.

Saturday, May 13, 1939

Mrs. Melinda METZGER, aged 81 years, 4 months and 41 days, passed away at her home in Silver Lake on Thursday night. Death was due to heart trouble. She was the widow of Abraham METZGER, her second husband whom she married in 1899. She was a member of the Lutheran church.
Mrs. Metzger is survived by a daughter, Blanche FERREE, of Chicago, and a son, Walter KEMPER, of Miles City, Montana. Three sons and a daughter preceded her in death.
The funeral will be held at the U.B. church in Silver Lake at 2 o'clock p.m. (CST) on Sunday, with Rev. WILSON in charge. Burial will be at the Silver Lake cemetery.

Monday, May 15, 1939

Paul Eugene WILDERMUTH, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard WILDERMUTH, who reside on a farm southwest of Rochester in the Mt. Olive community, died Sunday morning while en route to Woodlawn Hospital from injuries which he received when he fell from an automobile driven by his mother. A rear wheel of the car passed over the boy.
The tragedy occurred while the mother was driving her car from her home to that of the boy's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wildermuth, which points are just one-half mile apart.
Mrs. Wildermuth was taking her son to the grandparents' home to spend Mother's Day. The boy's father had gone to the grandparents' home earlier in the day.
Gene as he was better known by his family was standing in the car as his mother was driving and in some manner he tripped the latch on the right front door of the auto. He fell to the gravel road and under the car.
The rear wheel passed over Gene's body and the boy died enroute to Woodlawn Hospital as his grief stricken mother rushed to save him. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, stated death was due to a broken neck and fractured skull.
Had Gene lived until May 17 he would have been four years old. He was born on a farm near where the family resided and had lived in the Mt. Olive community all of his life. He was an only child.
Survivors other than the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman REED and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd WILDERMUTH all of whom live on farms in Liberty township.
The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the United Brethren Church in Fulton with the Rev. L. W. MILLER officiating. Interment will be made in Fulton.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth HIZER, 87, a life-long resident of the Grass Creek community passed away Sunday evening, seven o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva HUDKINS, of Kewanna. Mrs. Hizer had been in a critical condition for the past six weeks. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of the county.
Mary Elizabeth [VanMETER], daughter of James and Sarah VanMETER was born in Fulton county, Ind., on May 10th, 1852. On March 29th, 1874, she was united in marriage to Henry HIZER. Mr. Hizer preceded her in death five years ago. Mrs. Hizer was a charter member of the Grass Creek United Brethren church.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Cora CLABAUGH, of Chicago; Mrs. Ida JONES, of Grass Creek; Mrs. Eva HUDKINS, of Kewanna; three sons, Sherman HIZER, of Kokomo, and David HIZER, of Kewanna, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, at the United Brethren church, in Grass Creek. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery. The body of Mrs. Hizer will lie in state at the home of Mrs. Eva Hudkins, in Kewanna, where friends may call prior to the hour of the funeral.

Ermal T. TAULMAN, aged 27, former manager of the A. & P. grocery store in this city, died at 6 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Harry DAVIS in Monticello.
The deceased was taken ill last November with influenza which later developed into rheumatic fever. The immediate cause of death was a heart attack which was superinduced by the rheumatic fever. Mr. Taulman had been critically ill for three weeks.
Mr. Taulman was born in Chatsworth, Ill, the son of William and Denebra (KAYSER) TAULMAN. He graduated from the Fowler, (Ind.) high school in 1929 and from the Anthony Wayne Institute at Ft. Wayne, in 1931.
He then accepted employment by the A. & P. Company and was stationed in Remington, Fowler, Monon and Monticello before being sent to this city in the fall of 1938 to manage the local store.
Mr. Taulman was a member of the First Baptist Church of this city and of the Wedding Ring class of that organization. He also was affiliated with the Alpha Gamma Epsilon fraternity at Ft. Wayne. Rev. RAFNEL and several members of the Wedding Ring class of the Baptist Church called on Mr. Taulman Sunday afternoon.
Survivors are the widow who was Delpha SMITH and whom he married at Monticello on June 14, 1935; daughter Mary Jane [TAULMAN] aged 4-1/2 months; the mother who resides in Rochester; and the following brothers and sisters, Miss Jane TAULMAN Rochester; Mrs. Robert BEEHLER and Miss Esther TAULMAN, Lafayette; Mrs. H. W. TOWNER, Chester, Pa.; Ralph TAULMAN, Burlington, Iowa and Mrs. DAVIS of Monticello. Mr. Taulman's father died in this city on March 13, 1938.
The funeral services will be held from the First Christian Church in Monticello at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL pastor of the First Baptist church of this city officiating assisted by the pastor of the Monticello Christian church. Burial will be made in the Riverside cemetery at Monticello.

Following an illness of two weeks from a heart ailment, Samuel J. DEAMER passed away Sunday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at his home, three miles southeast of Argos. Mr. Deamer was well known throughout both Marshall and Fulton county. He followed the occupation of farming and also served as trustee of Walnut township, Marshall county, for a term of four years.
Mr. Deamer was born in Seneca county, Ohio, on May 22nd, 1867. He was united in marriage with Margaret EMMONS on September 15th, 1895. The deceased was a member of Argos Christian church.
The survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Olive MARTIN, of Bourbon; Fern DEAMER, at home; a son, Max [DEAMER], at home; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles JONES, of Macy; and four brothers, William DEAMER, of Mentone; Main DEAMER, of near Rochester; Arthur DEAMER, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and George DEAMER, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. E. M. THOMAS will officiate. Burial will be made in the Buck cemetery at Plymouth. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home up until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Clarabell KESSLER has been called to Logansport by the death of her father, Fred H. KLINSICK, 72, shoe merchant, who died in the St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lafayette Saturday afternoon. He died following the amputation of his right foot three weeks ago. Funeral services will be held in Logansport Tuesday afternoon. Survivors are widow, two daughters and a sister.

Winamac, Ind., May 15. -- Death from embolism four and one-half [hours after childbirth], Mrs. Philip BESSIRE, 24, formerly Miss Kathryn (Kitty) DILTS, at the Carneal hospital late Friday night.
Mrs. Bessire is the daughter of Attorney and Mrs. James DILTS of Winamac. She was graduated from the local high school and Indiana university where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Since her marriage December 5, 1937, she has been residing near Nashville, Indiana, coming to the home of her parents here two weeks ago in anticipation of the birth of the child.
Surviving are the infant son, James Philip [BESSIRE]; the husband; the parents and a brother, James DILTS, Jr., student at Indiana university.
The body is at the Fry and Lange funeral parlors. Funeral rites were held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Robert DELONG of Nashville and Rev. COLLIER of Winamac in charge. Burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery here.

Tuesday, May 16, 1939

Martin FLETCHER, aged 88, retired farmer, died at his farm home in the Whippoorwill neighborhood northwest of the city at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed an illness of five weeks.
The deceased was born in Hancock county, Indiana April 19, 1851 the son of William and Lucinda FLETCHER. He had lived in Fulton county since he was eight years of age, his family moving here from Noblesville at that time.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city November 16, 1872 he was married to Anna WYNN who preceded him in death. Mr. Fletcher had been a member of the Madison Avenue Christian Church of this city for the past fifty-five years.
Survivors are a son Bert FLETCHER at home; daughter, Mrs. John DREW, Hammond; six grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild; 4 great-grandchildren, and 1 step-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Richland Center church at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Philip HANEY pastor of the church officiating assisted by Rev. W. I. WYANT, pastor of the Grandview church. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.
The body will be moved Thursday morning to the Fletcher home one-half mile west of Whippoorwill from the Foster Funeral Home.

Rinaldo Pulaski TRUE, aged 80, retired business man and life long resident of Fulton county, who was better known by his many friends as "Nobby" TRUE, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at his home, 1223 South Main Street.
The deceased had been in ill health for two years and critically ill for ten days following a fall at his home.
Mr. True was born at Millark February 18, 1859 the son of Pulaski and Elizabeth (McCLEAREY) TRUE. He was educated in the schools of this county and for 14 years was a school teacher in Aubbeenaubbee township.
On October 27, 1887 he was united in marriage to Estella MITCHELL who preceded him in death March 13, 1937. They were the parents of three children, a son dying in infancy.
Mr. True was engaged in the restaurant and bakery business in this city for 45 years and until three years ago was the owner and manager of the Rochester Baking Company, at which time he retired.
The bakery which he operated is now known as the STEWART BAKERY and the restaurant is the HOOVER CAFE at 804 Main Street. Mr. True in his long years as a business man never operated his cafe or bakery on the Sabbath Day.

Mr. True when a young man appeared in many home talent shows especially minstrels which were the vogue at the time. He is the last of the famous "Shady Quartette" which was composed of Mr. True and the late Dr. Frank HECTOR, Henry BIBLER and Joseph STEPHENSON. This quartette always appeared at political rallies and in home talent shows.
Mr. True was prominent not only in church and lodge circles during his long residence in Rochester, but also in civic and political affairs. He was a member of the Rochester school board for many years and during his term the Joint High School building at the corner of Pontiac and West Seventh street was erected.
The deceased was a member of the Grace Methodist Church and the Rochester Masonic Lodge.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. E. Cooper ZARING and Mrs. John BARRETT; two granddaughters, Peggy Lou BARRETT and Billy Cooper ZARING, besides a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the True residence with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Miss Laura NELSON, 60, passed away Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. NELSON, who reside on a farm five miles east of Rochester near Athens. Death followed an illness of three months from complications following an attack of influenza.
The deceased was born in Paxton, Ill., January 2, 1879. Her parents moved from Paxton, Ill., to a farm southwest of Rochester in 1902 and in 1921 moved to the farm where they now reside. Miss Nelson had a large circle of friends who loved her because of her unusual character. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city.
Survivors are her parents; a sister, Mrs. William WERNER of Akron; two brothers, Clark NELSON, at home; and Arthur NELSON, of Akron.
The funeral services will be held from the Nelson farm home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. Glenn C. McGEE, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Athens.

Wednesday, May 17, 1939

Charles BRAMAN, aged 56, Spanish-American War veteran and for many years a carpenter-contractor of this city, committed suicide at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday morning by shooting himself with a .16 gauge single barrelled shotgun. Despondency over ill health is given as the cause of the suicide, which occured at a tourist camp north of this city, operated by Mr. Braman.
Mr. Braman had been under a doctor's care since November due to a heart ailment. He had operated a tourist camp two miles north of this city at the Tippecanoe River bridge, known as the Pottawattomie Camp for a number of years.
Because of his illness, Mr. Braman had sold the camp and was preparing to move to Tippecanoe, Ind., where he had purchased another cottage. Yesterday he had moved his household goods to the newly purchased cottage and was to give up possession of the camp this afternoon.
After eating his breakfast early this morning, Mr. Braman walked out of the barbecue stand, which is a part of the tourist site, and walked to an oil shed adjoining the main building on the south side of the camp.
When he did not return, Mrs. Braman and her nephew, Emerson BRAMAN, went in search of their relative. They found Mr. Braman slumped on the floor of the oil shed with a wound in his left side near the heart.
Dr. A. E. STINSON, acting Fulton county coroner, was called and he found that Mr. Braman had killed himself instantly with a blast from a single barrelled .16 gauge shotgun. Braman had used a cold chisel to push the trigger to discharge the shotgun which he had placed close to his body.
The deceased was born in Denmark, Arkansas, July 11, 1882 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James BRAMAN. He had lived in Rochester for the past 45 years, where he was a carpenter and a contractor. For several years he had operated the tourist camp north of this city, along the Tippecanoe river.
Mr. Braman was a member of the Volunteer Infantry Company which was recruited in this city at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. He was a member of the A. H. Skinner Camp of the Spanish-American War Veterans of Rochester.
Survivors are the widow, who was Pearl HOFFMAN and whom he married April 5, 1912 in Rochester; two foster children, Mrs. Helen KEIM, Chicago, and Robert SHEPERIS, of this city; two brothers, John [BRAMAN] and Milo BRAMAN, of Rochester; sister, Mrs. Fannie KINDIG, Rochester, and a half-sister, Mrs. Dora GOTTSCHALK of Kewanna.
The body was moved to the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth Street, where it will lie in state. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon 2:30 o'clock from the Foster Funeral Home and will be in charge of the local posts of the Spanish American War Veterans and American Legion.

Solomon DUNLAP, 82, who resided two and a half miles northwest of Argos, passed away at his home, Tuesday morning. Mr. Dunlap had been bedfast for the past three weeks from complications. The deceased had been a resident of Marshall county throughout his entire life and was well known in both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Mr. Dunlap who was the son of Alexander and Matilda DUNLAP was born in Marshall county on September 12th, 1856. In 1875 he was united in marriage with Kathryn LEFFERT. He followed the occupation of farming in the vicinity of Argos for a long number of years.
The survivors are his wife; three daughters, Carrie [DUNLAP] and Mary [DUNLAP], at home; Mrs. Francis BRADFIELD, of Dowagiac, Mich.; and four sons, Arthur [DUNLAP], of Casper, Wyo; Eldon [DUNLAP], of Argos; and Frank [DUNLAP] and Ford [DUNLAP], at home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Burial will be made in the Argos cemetery.

Thursday, May 18, 1939

James MATCHETT, aged 87, who was considered the wealthiest man in Marshall county, died suddenly at 9 o'clock this morning at his home in Bourbon, after suffering a heart attack.
The aged man was engaged in the real estate business and owned much farm land in Marshall, Kosciusko, St Joseph and Fulton counties. He was widely known throughout northern Indiana.
One of his last acts was to deed a piece of ground in Bourbon as a site for a new public library building.
Survivors are the widow and a half-brother, who resides in Pierceton. The funeral arrangements were incomplete early this afternoon.

Mrs. Sarah C. [LOWE] ALSPACH, 75, wife of the late Ezra ALSPACH, died at 10:15 Thursday morning at her farm home two and half miles south of Rochester in road 31 following a six week illness. Death was due to complications following an attack of influenza.
The deceased was born July 4, 1863 near Wooster, Ohio, the daughter of Benjamin and Margaret LOWE. On January 31, 1885 she was wed to Ezra Alspach, in Rochester. Mr. Alspach preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1928.
She was was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city.
Survivors are a son, Claude [ALSPACH], with whom she made her home; two granddaughters, Mrs. Earl DILTS of Lafayette and Miss Myra ALSPACH, of Rochester; two brothers, Bruce [LOWE] and John LOWE and a sister, Mrs. John SPAID, all of Rochester; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held from the Alspach family home Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Taylor LLOYD, 63, a farmer living two and a half miles southeast of Mentone, died at the McDonald hospital in Warsaw at 11:30 Tuesday night of uremic poisoning developing from a fracture of the right leg suffered 10 days ago.
He sustained the injury on May 6 when he fell in his barnyard at 10 p.m. He was not discovered for three hours. He was then brought to the hospital where had since remained.
The deceased was a bachelor.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Dessie [LLOYD], who resides at the farm home; and two brothers, Mace [LLOYD], of Niles, Mich.; and Alexander [LLOYD], of Mentone.
Funeral services will be held at the Mentone Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, CST Rev. Horace BARNABY officiating.

Friday, May 19, 1939

Late Thursday Rochester friends were apprised of the death of Earl A. ROBINSON, 37, former circulation manager of The News-Sentinel and The Indianapolis News. Mr. Robinson passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday at his home, 960 North Jefferson street, Huntington, Ind. He had been in ill health since last Christmas and in a most critical condition for the past few weeks. Death was attributed to leukemia.
The deceased was born May 12, 1902 in Hendricks county, Indiana, near Brownsburg, the son of O. A. and Sylvia ROBINSON. He was a graduate from the Brownsburg High school and attended Central Normal College, at Danville, Ind.
On August 26th, 1923, he was united in marriage with Mildred SCHERER. Mr. Robinson was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church, of Huntington and was active in Y.M.C.A. and civic affairs in that city. At the time of his demise he was employed as circulation manager of the Huntington Herald and the Indianapolis News.
The survivors are his wife; two sons, Bob [ROBINSON] and Tye [ROBINSON]; his parents, at Brownsburg; two brothers and six sisters.
Funeral services will be held at the Robinson residence in Huntington, Saturday morning 10 o'clock. Rev. Burl M. BECHDOLT, of the Huntington Methodist church will officiate.

Mrs. Fannie SHORTRIDGE, aged 91, who has lived in the Neal Home in Logansport for the past 15 years died at the home at 1:45 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of six weeks due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born in Camden, Ind., on September 15, 1847. Her parents were Robert and Alice BELL. Mrs. Shortridge had lived in the Camden and Twelve Mile communities for a number of years.
She was twice married. Her first marriage was in 1878 to John C. SKINNER who died in 1896 and her second was to William SHORTRIDGE in 1908 who succumbed in 1923. Mrs. Shortridge was a member of the Christian Church at Twelve Mile.
Survivors are several stepchildren, one of whom is Walter SKINNER of Fulton and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Walter Skinner home in Fulton at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.
The body was prepared for burial at the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton and will be moved to the Skinner residence this evening. Friends are requested to omit flowers.

Monday, May 22, 1939

Mrs. Phoebe Alice FISH, aged 83, widow of Charles FISH who died in 1910, passed away at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Fred BERGER of Argos at 6 o'clock Monday morning, after an illness of eight weeks due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born near Argos February 14, 1856 and spent her entire lifetime in that vicinity. Her parents were Clark and Bathia CHAPMAN. Mrs. Fish was a member of the Argos Church of God.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Thrassa CASLOW who resides on a farm one mile west of Argos; three sons, Ernest FISH, Plymouth; Otis [FISH] and Ermal FISH, of Argos; brother, Henry CHAPMAN, Argos; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Caslow at 2 p.m. (CST) Wednesday with burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.
The body has been moved to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos and will be taken to the daughter's late Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Nina GIBBONS received word today of the death of her brother-in-law, John William BLOOMER, aged 62, which occurred at the home of a niece in Dayton, Ohio this morning.
The deceased was a shoemaker and was the husband of the late Cora GIBBONS. He had lived in Dayton for the past twenty-five years.
The body will be brought here for burial in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
A brief committal service will be held at the graveside when the cortege arrives here from Dayton between 12 and 1 p.m. Thursday.

Alpheus MURPHY was called to Peru Saturday by the death of his sister, Mrs. Frank BROWN, aged 86, who passed away early that day after a long illness. Mrs. Brown for a number of years lived on a farm near Denver, Ind.

Wednesday, May 24, 1939

Plymouth, Ind., May 24. -- The will of James H. MATCHETT of Bourbon, who died suddenly Thursday, today revealed a large estate estimated in value at near $1,000,000. It is left entirely to the widow, Alice [MATCHETT], to whom he was married approximately 62 years.
The will does not reveal the extent of the estate, which includes farms and real estate in Howard, Marshall, St. Joseph, Kosciusko, Fulton and other northern Indiana counties.

Thursday, May 25, 1939

Mrs. Maryett [BLACK] STONER, aged 87, a pioneer resident of Henry township and the widow of the late Fletcher STONER died at 7 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Frank HALDEMAN in Akron. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of ten days.
The deceased had lived in the Akron community all her life. She was born on a farm north of Akron March 7, 1852 and was the daughter of Henry and Rachel BLACK.
In a ceremony which was performed at Sevastapool on October 20, 1870 she was married to Mr. Stoner. In her long years of residence in Akron Mrs. Stoner was active in church, social and civic affairs. She was noted for her charitable acts. Mrs. Stoner was a devout member of the Church of God at Akron.
Survivors are the daughter Mrs. HALDEMAN with whom she had lived for a number of years, two sons Norman R. STONER of this city and Hubbard STONER of Akron who is the cashier of the Exchange State Bank at Akron, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Church of God in Akron with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
Friends may pay their respects at the Haldeman home until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Margaret ARNOLD, aged 83, died at her home in Macy at 10:45 o'clock this morning after an illness of two months due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born in Santa Fe., Ind., March 29, 1856, the daughter of Abram and Anna (ERBAUGH) MILLER. In a ceremony which was performed in Washington, D.C., August 31, 1882, she was married to the late David E. ARNOLD.
Mrs. Arnold had been a resident of Macy for the past thirty-five years, moving there from Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Christian Church at Macy.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Anna E. ARNOLD of Greencastle and Mrs. Jane HOTT of Santa Fe and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed, but friends may call at the home until the hour of the last rites.

Leo McLOCHLIN, aged 49, who lived on a farm one mile west of Kewanna passed away in the St. Joseph Hospital in Logansport at 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning from complications which followed an operation performed last Saturday.
The deceased was a life resident of the Kewanna community and was born on a farm in Wayne township October 20, 1889 the son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. McLOCHLIN. He had followed the occupation of farming all of his life.
The deceased was married to Miss Minnie OLIVER at Kewanna on October 23, 1910.

She died three years ago. Mr. McLochlin was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church at Kewanna.
Survivors are four children, Mrs. Christine WHIPPLE, Star City; Harold [McLOCHLIN], Marie [McLOCHLIN], and Roger [McLOCHLIN], at home; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude HOLLAND, Rochester, Mrs. Edith SHEETZ, Lafayette, Mrs. Cora HENDRICKSON, Kewanna and Sister Saviana MARIE, Kearney, Neb., and five brothers, Albert McLOCHLIN, Rochester, William McLOCHLIN, Monterey, Dr. Ralph McLOCHLIN, Little Rock, Arkansas, John [McLOCHLIN] and Homer McLOCHLIN of Grass Creek.
The funeral will be held from the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kewanna at 9 o'clock Saturday morning with Rev. C. J. SEEBERGER in charge. Burial will be made in the St. Ann's Cemetery near Grass Creek.
The body will be taken to the McLochlin home Thursday evening where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Friday, May 26, 1939

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Margaret ARNOLD of Macy, who died Thursday morning will be held from the Christian Church in Macy at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. H. J. SCHONDELMAYER pastor of the church, will officiate assisted by Rev. Charles DUNLAP, minister of the Macy Methodist Church. Burial will be made in the Plainview Cemetery at Macy.

Saturday, May 27, 1939

Mrs. C. E. GILGER received word this morning of the death of her brother-in-law, William NIMS, which occurred at his home in Winamac. Mr. Nims had been unable to work for several days. His death was due to a heart attack which he suffered at 2 o'clock this morning. Mr. Nims was a native of Winamac and is survived by widow and five children. Mr. Nims was the Chevrolet agent at Winamac. The funeral services probably will be held Monday afternoon.

Monday, May 29, 1939

Larry Clinton [OVERMYER], 49-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard OVERMYER of Argos died in the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth at 9 o'clock Saturday night from pneumonia. The baby was taken ill Friday noon. It was born April 8, 1939.
Survivors are the parents; a sister Christine [OVERMYER], brother Jackie Howard [OVERMYER]; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. C. CRAVESTON; paternal grandfather Edward OVERMYER, and several uncles and aunts.
The funeral services were held this afternoon from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with Rev. A. M. THOMAS pastor of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial was made in the Jordon cemetery three miles southwest of Argos.

Wednesday, May 31, 1939

Mrs. Vern CAUFFMAN, aged 35, died at her home 315 North Fulton Avenue at 9:15 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of four months.
Leota HUNTER was born in Ora, Ind. and had lived nearly all of her lifetime in Rochester. Her parents were Mrs. Tincy HUNTER and the late Lee HUNTER. She was married to Vern CAUFFMAN at Grand Haven, Mich., in 1936.
Survivors are the husband; mother; three children by a former marriage, Francis HURTS, Joan HURTS and Howard DAILEY, all of this city; the mother, also of Rochester; three sisters, Opal [HUNTER], Denver, Colo., Audra [HUNTER], Lafayette, and Floral [HUNTER], of Huntington and a brother Otto HUNTER of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. William J. SCHROER officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizen's cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects at the Foster Funeral Home where the remains will lie in state until the hour of the last rites.

Thursday, June 1, 1939

Fred Forrest MILLER, 47, passed away Wednesday afternoon 4:30 o'clock at the home of his brother, Roy Miller, on North Michigan st., Argos. Mr. Miller had made his home with his brother for several years. Death was attributed to heart trouble, following an illness of 30 days duration.
The deceased, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry MILLER was born in Knox, Ind., on November 5th, 1891. He came to Argos with his parents when still quite young. Mr. Miller was a World War soldier and a member of the Argos American Legion Post. For the past several months he was employed as an assistant in his brother Roy's gasoline service station.
Mr. Miller was well known in this city. He was a member of the IGA bowling team from Argos and participated in tournaments which were held in the local bowling alleys thru the past winter. He was stricken with a neart attack one time while bowling on the local alleys and had to be taken to the Kelley Hospital in Argos.
The survivors are his father, Harry MILLER, of Alexandria, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Coral FADDENE, of Tippecanoe Ind.; Miss Mable MILLER, of Lima, Ohio; Mrs. Mary STORM, of London, Ohio; four brothers, Earl R. MILLER, of Knox; Roy MILLER of Argos; Donald D. MILLER, of Elkhart, and Harold MILLER of Alexandria.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Grossman funeral home, in Argos. Rev. R. H. CROWDER will officiate. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home until the hour of the rites.

Edward F. SMITH, local grocer, has received word of the death of his mother, Mrs. Marshall SMITH of Bunker Hill, which occurred yesterday. Mrs. Smith had a number of friends in Rochester which she had made while visiting in the home of her son. Following is an obituary of Mrs. Smith which appeared in a Peru newspaper.
Mrs. Lydia Ann SMITH, of Bunker Hill, widow of Marshall SMITH, died at Dukes Memorial hospital at 4:40 o'clock Wednesday morning following a ten days' illness of complications.
The deceased was 74 years, 11 months and 27 days of age at the time of death, having been born June 3, 1864 in Grant county, the daughter of Frank and Halena (MOWER) LAWSON. She was united in marriage with Mr. Smith January 6, 1883. Nine children were born to this union, two dying in infancy. Mr. Smith died January 1, 1924.
Mrs. Smith had resided in the Bunker Hill community for fifty years and was one of its prominent citizens. She was a member of the Loree Brethren church.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Mabel CLESTER of Cadillac, Mich., Mrs. Shelia POFF, near Bunker Hill, Mrs. Mary GRAHAM, Galveston and Mrs. Rosalee ISLER, Indianapolis; three sons, Edward F. SMITH, Rochester, Grover C. SMITH, Logansport and Noble SMITH, Bunker Hill; thirteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two sisters, Mrs. Marion REPHERFORD of Lafontaine and Mrs. George SMITH of Gas City.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Loree Brethren church and burial will be in the Rankin cemetery. The body was removed to the Glazier funeral home in Bunker Hill for burial preparation and will be taken to the home of the son, Noble Smith, in Bunker Hill, Thursday morning, where friends may call until time for the funeral services.

Tuesday, June 6, 1939

Rochester relatives early today were apprised of the sudden demise of Ira N. McKEE, which occurred Tuesday morning at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Albert D. McKEE, 620 Portage street, South Bend. Mr. McKee [who] was a former resident of this city, was stricken with a heart attack while in the yard of the McKee residence.
During his residency in Rochester Mr. McKee followed the occupation of a mason. He has resided in South Bend for almost a score of years. The deceased was born in Rochester in the year of 1874; he was a member of the Christian church.
The survivors are a brother, Virgil [McKEE] of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. B. A. CARTER, of Sanford, Fla.; Mrs. P. M. KAHOE, of Norman, Okla.; a nephew, Brant McKEE of this city; and two nieces, Gladys [McKEE] and Bess McKEE, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at the Rochester Christian church, Thursday afternoon two o'clock. Rev. R. B. JONES, of South Bend, will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, June 8, 1939

Mrs. Mariah ROHRABAUGH, 80-year-old Mentone resident, succumbed late Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ada MEREDITH, of Mentone, following an illness of the past year. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Carol county, near Delphi, Ind., in 1859. For the past 33 years she and her husband, Frank ROHRABAUGH, have made their home near Argos, where the latter successfully managed a small farm.
She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, near Walnut.
Surviving relatives include the husband; five daughters, Mrs. MEREDITH, at whose home she died; Mrs. Vivian SNYDER, Mrs. Uda MAXWELL, of Mentone, Mrs. Pearl STARNER, of Tippecanoe and Mrs. Anna HUMBARGER of Delphi; ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
The Johns funeral home, Mentone, is in charge of the arrangements. The body remained at the funeral home until Thursday afternoon, at which time it was removed to the Maxwell residence, southwest of Mentone. Funeral services will be held Friday with burial at Delphi.

Friday, June 9, 1939

Rev. Alva BARR, aged 45, Pleasant Mills, former minister of the Methodist Church at Gilead, who was well known in this city, was instantly killed in an auto accident near Pleasant Mills Tuesday night, friends in this city have been notified.
Rev. Barr was fatally injured when struck by an automobile as he was crossing a street near the gymnasium at Pleasant Mills. He was enroute to his home after delivering the principal address at a high school banquet. The driver of the car was not held.

Rev. Barr was pastor of the Gilead and Ebenezer Methodist churches from 1933 to 1937. He was transferred to Pleasant Mills, which is located between Huntington and Fort Wayne, and has been there the past two years.
Survivors are: the widow; four children, Mrs. David YOUNG, North Manchester, and Esther [BARR], James [BARR], and Alva Eugene [BARR], at home, and one grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Salem church, and burial was made at Marion, his former home.

Saturday, June 10, 1939

Paul Gene [POWNALL], nine year old son of Mrs. Frank BLACK, who resides five miles southeast of Fulton, passed away at 5:30 Saturday morning. Death was attributed to an intestinal obstruction. The boy became gravely ill at eight o'clock Friday evening and failed to rally from the attack.
Paul Gene Pownall was born on a farm in Liberty township, Fulton county, Ind., on August 20th, 1929. The survivors are his father, Herbert POWNALL of Michigan; his mother and stepfather; a brother Garrett Eugene [POWNALL] at home; and a step-sister Mildred BLACK, of Fulton.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Perrysburg Baptist church. Rev. Jack RARIAN will officiate. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Mrs. Mark PIPER late last night received word of the death of her father, C. L. NICHOLS, which occurred earlier Friday evening at his home at Cedar Lake, Iowa. Mrs. Piper and daughter, Karen [PIPER], left for Cedar Rapids today. The funeral services will be held at the Nichols home, Monday afternoon, it was stated.

Monday, June 12, 1939

Mrs. Margaret E. BACHMEYER, 66, passed away 12:30; o'clock Saturday afternoon, at her home corner of 17th and Bancroft streets, this city. Death was attributed to a heart attack which she suffered shortly after the noon hour. Mrs. Bachmeyer had had several heart attacks during the past year, it was stated. She had been a resident of Rochester for the past nine years coming here from Akron, Ind.
The deceased was born in Akron, Ind., on April 5th, 1873, the daughter of Andrew J. and Aseneth (BIDDLE) ANDERSON. In 1891 she was married to Frank VALENTINE; the ceremony being solemnized in Akron, and in 1920 she was married to William BACHMEYER, of Warsaw, Ind. Mrs. Bachmeyer was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
The survivors are a daughter, Gwendolyn VOTAW, at home; two sisters, Mrs. John DRAGON, of Muncie, Ind. and Mrs. S. C. WATERS, of Middletown, Ind.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. John CALL of the Rochester Brethren Church officiated. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, at Athens, Ind.

Peru, Ind., June 12. -- Dayton Oliver MACY, 79, of Mexico, died at 3 o'clock Saturday morning at his home as a result of injuries when he fell off a wagon Friday afternoon.
Mr. Macy was driving his team and wagon near his home Friday afternoon when he fell.

His head struck the pavement. He returned home, apparently not seriously injured but in the night he suffered a stroke.
Surviving with the wife, Mary Elizabeth [MACY], are the following children: Ivey [MACY], Wabash; Mrs. Susan MAYNARD, Wabash; Mrs. Elsie SAWYER, Arizona; Charles [MACY], Lafayette; Arza [MACY], Lafayette; Mrs. Oliver HARLAN, Lafayette; Mrs. Florence GRUMPP, Peru; and L. Edgar [MACY], Mexico; twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Drake funeral home and was returned to the residence Sunday morning.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Mrs. Daisy LEITER, former resident of the Tiosa community, passed away Sunday morning, 4 o'clock at the McDonald hospital in Warsaw. Mrs. Leiter, whose home is at Pierceton, Indiana, underwent a goitre operation last Friday. She had been in ill health for the past two years.
Daisy [OVERMYER], daughter of Henry and Louisa OVERMYER was born on a farm near Tiosa on January 11th, 1892. She resided in that community until her marriage to George LEITER, when she and her husband took up their residency in Pierceton, Ind. Mrs. Leiter was a member of the Pierceton Methodist church.
The survivors are her husband; a son, Sheldon [LEITER]; four daughters, Mrs. Josephine REISS, Mrs. Louise WILLIAMS, Hazel [LEITER] and Betty [LEITER], all of Pierceton; her father, Harry OVERMYER, of Tiosa; three brothers, Carey [OVERMYER] and Henry OVERMYER, of South Bend; George OVERMYER, of near Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie BECK and Mrs. Sarah BARNHART, both of Tiosa, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Pierceton Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon, June 14th, at 2:00 o'clock.

Two persons who were well known here have died within the past few days. E. J. WALTERS of Logansport who was the northern Indiana representative for Root-McBride & Company passed away at his home in Logansport Saturday. Edward QUICK, Marion, Ohio, for many years a conductor on the Chicago and Erie railroad died at his home in Marion Friday night. Mr. Quick was a resident of Rochester for a number of years when he was conductor on the Erie local which ran from Rochester to Chicago and return each day.

Tuesday, June 13, 1939

Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy LEITER, Pierceton, former resident of the Tiosa neighborhood who died in a Warsaw hospital Sunday will be held from the Methodist Church in Pierceton at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be made at Pierceton.

Charles MacVEAN received word Monday of the death of his brother-in-law, Jack SHAUGHNESSEY of Warsaw, N.Y. Mr. and Mrs. MacVean left for Warsaw early Tuesday morning to be there for the funeral, which will be Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock.

Ulysses Carlin JORDON, aged 75, who resided on a farm two miles south of Leiters Ford died Monday morning after an illness of one month due to heart trouble.
The deceased had resided in the Leiters Ford community for nine years moving there from South Bend. He was a farmer and was born in Seneca county, Ohio on December 16, 1863.
He was the son of Jonathan and Lavina JORDON of Tiffin, Ohio. His wife who was Charlotte Ann SHRIVER whom he married at Green Springs, Ohio on April 29, 1888 preceded him in death.
Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Alta DeMONT, Argos, Miss Mary JORDON, and Mrs. Lillian WALTERS, South Bend, Mrs. Maggie SPENCER, Monterey and Mrs. Agnes FECHNER, Culver; four sons, Ralph [JORDON], Harry [JORDON] and Elmer JORDON of South Bend and James JORDON, Fort Wayne; and three sisters, Mrs. Allie SHRIVER and Mrs. Nora HARPSTER, both of Leiters Ford and Mrs. Clara BIDDINGER of Galconda, Ill.
The funeral services will be held from the Jordon farm home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. John WALTON officiating. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery near Culver.

Wednesday, June 14, 1939

Following an illness of ten days duration, A[lfred] D. ROBBINS, prominent citizen and livestock dealer, passed away at six o'clock Wednesday morning at his home, 217 West 11th Street, this city. Death was attributed to coronary thrombosis. The deceased, who had resided in this community during his entire life, had a host of friends in the northern Indiana area.
For the past 55 years Mr. Robbins was engaged in the livestock business and prior to that long tenure of activity, he followed the occupation of farming. He served as a member of the Rochester City Council for a term of 12 years and throughout his life he took an active interest in the civic, religious and political affairs of the city and county.
Alfred D, son of Cyrus H. and Sarah C. (SMALL) ROBBINS, was born on the Robbins homestead farm, two and a half miles southwest of Rochester, on February 11, 1861. He was united in marriage with Edna ROTH on January 18, 1925; the ceremony being solemnized at the present residence of the Robbins', 217 West 11th Street. Mr. Robbins was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and served as a trustee of that edifice.
The survivors are his wife; two brothers, Charles E. ROBBINS, of this city; Roy ROBBINS, of Miami, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Dora PYLE, Mrs. Bert COLE, both of this city; Mrs. Albert MARTINDALE, of Peru, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, who will be in charge of the services, will be assisted by Rev. Glenn McGEE. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Methodist church from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service where friends may pay their respects. Prior to that time friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where the body reposes in state.

Miss Adalene SWIHART, aged 86, died at the farm home of her brother-in-law Fred HECK nine miles southeast of Argos at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis, which she suffered three months ago since which time she has been bedfast.
The deceased was born in Hancock county, Ohio, February 25, 1853. She had lived near Argos since 1882 moving there from Ohio. She was a member of the Walnut Brethren Church southeast of Argos.
Miss Swihart has no immediate survivors. She was the last of a family of nine children.
The funeral services will be held from the Walnut Brethren Church at 2:30 p.m. (CST) Thursday afternoon with Rev. C. C. BRIGHT, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The body will be returned to the home of the brother-in-law, Mr. Heck this afternoon where friends may pay their respects.

Death came suddenly to the Rev. J. W. LAKE, former pastor of the United Brethren church at Fulton at his home in Lafayette at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday morning of a heart attack. He was 71 years of age and was pastor of the Grace United Brethren church at Lafayette. For the past 20 years, he also had been president of the board of trustees of the Indiana Central college, Indianapolis.
Surviving are the widow, the former Miss Lillie WETHERILL; a son, Walter Wright LAKE of Detroit, Mich.; and a daughter, Mrs. Lyle J. MICHAEL of Westerville, O. His first wife who was Miss Fannie ENGLEMAN, died three years after their marriage in 1888.
Born in Norwalk, O., the son of David and Sarah LAKE, the Rev. Mr. Lake was ordained a minister in 1896. He served the Fulton courch from 1934 to 1937. Other places where he was located were as follows: Cridersville, O., 1892-93; Ossian, Ind., 1893-96; Elida O., 1896-98; Fort Wayne Calvary, 1898-1903; church officer, 1903--06; Bremen, 1906-11; Elkhart Castle, 1911-17; Conference superintendent, 1917-22; Kokomo, 1923-28; South Bend, 1928-31; Bremen, 1931-34; Fulton, 1934-37; and Lafayette, 1937-39.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Lafayette church and burial will be in Canton, O. The body will lie in state from 12:30 o'clock to the time of the services Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, June 15, 1939

Rochester relatives and friends today were informed of the death of a former resident, Thomas W. BARNETT, 59, which occurred at two a.m. today at his home in Connersville, Ind. Death was caused by a heart attack, the message stated.
Mr. Barnett at the time of his demise was superintendent of the Connersville city schools. A number of years ago he was an instructor in the Rochester city schools.
The survivors are his wife; three sisters, Miss Alice BARNETT, Mrs. Elizabeth TROUTMAN, Mrs. Claudia WENTZEL, all of Kewanna, and two brothers, Joseph B. BARNETT, of this city and James BARNETT of Kewanna.

Friday, June 16, 1939

Mrs. Ralph FOGLESONG, and son Elroy [FOGLESONG], J. H. PARCEL and Cecil PARCEL, all of Kewanna, have returned to their homes after attending the funeral services of J. M. GLENN, which were held at Stockbridge, Mich. last Tuesday. Mr. Glenn passed away last Saturday morning. Death was attributed to heart trouble.
Mr. Glenn, who followed the occupation of a stock-buyer in Pulaski and Fulton counties for a number of years was born at Elpaso, Ill. on April 22, 1872. He was married to Ada PARCEL, who is a sister of Mrs. Ralph Foglesong, of Kewanna. The deceased had resided in Michigan for 22 years.
The survivors are his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Hazel McCORMICK, Elgin, Ill.; Roberta [GLENN], Theda [GLENN], Maxine [GLENN] and Pauline [GLENN], all at home; five sons, Howard GLENN, of Montana; Roscoe [GLENN], of Union, Ill.; Hubert [GLENN] of Mississippi, and Milton [GLENN] and Lyle [GLENN] at home.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Star City for Mrs. Mary Katherine MURPHY, 52, who passed away Tuesday night at her home six miles west of Kewanna.
Mrs. Murphy is survived by her husband, Charles [MURPHY]; a son, William [MURPHY], of near Kewanna, and a daughter, June [MURPHY], at home.

Burial was made in the Winamac cemetery.

Saturday, June 17, 1939

Suffering from a heart attack, superinduced by the excessive heat, James William LIGHTFOOT, 61, passed away at his former home near this city, Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Mr. Lightfoot had been a resident of this community for little over a year, coming here from Kokomo, Ind.
The deceased who was the son of Newton and Rachel (REEDER) [LIGHTFOOT], was born at Flox, Ind. on September 7th, 1877. In 1899 he was united in marriage to Nora Frances BARKER, in a ceremony pronounced at Kokomo, Ind. For many years Mr. Lightfoot was employed as a railroader, however, for the past three years he was engaged in farming. He was a member of the Deer Creek New Lights, and the Old Peoples Organization, of Kokomo.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Rosella SAYLOR of Kokomo, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Laney BERRY, Mrs. Jane TRADER, Mrs. Alice OGLE, Mrs. Minnie BARKER, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Deer Creek New Lights Church. Rev. DIXON of Kokomo will officiate. Burial will be made in the Young America cemetery. The body was prepared for burial by Zimmerman Bros. and taken to the home of Mrs. Rosella SAYLOR, 2208 North Waugh St., Kokomo, Ind.

Monday, June 19, 1939

Jacob E. MILLER, 81, well-known farmer residing five miles southeast of Kewanna, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Sunday. Death was attributed to complication of diseases. Mr. Miller had been bedfast for 17 months. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the southwestern section of Fulton county.
The deceased who was the son of John and Lydia MILLER was born on a farm in Union township on June 20th, 1857. He resided in that community throughout his entire life. On August 19th, 1893 he was united in marriage to Mary ROGERS. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Miller was a member of the United Brethren church.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Oma EMERSON, of Fulton; four sons, Clyde E. MILLER, Chas. E. MILLER, Earl MILLER, all of Kewanna; Harley MILLER, of South Bend; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Church of Christ, in Kewanna. Rev. Robert MATHEWS will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Edward CUMMINGS, 54, of Star City, Ind., died in the Kelsey hospital at Kewanna, early Monday morning. Mr. Cummings had been seriously ill for the past week suffering from heart trouble. The deceased had resided in Star City and the southwestern section of Fulton county throughout his entire life.
Edward, son of Riley and Harriett CUMMINGS was born in Union township on April 18th, 1885. He was married to Bessie SMITH a number of years ago. Mr. Cummings operated a barber shop in Star City.
The survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Marie DAY, of Camden, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Dora PARRISH, of Battle Creek, Mich.; three brothers, Daniel CUMMINGS, of Battle Creek, Mich.; Warren CUMMINGS, of Rochester and John CUMMINGS, of Kewanna.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Star City Methodist church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Star City.

Mrs. Mahala BALL JESTER, 71, died at the home of her son John Jester, in Kokomo, Sunday evening, six o'clock. Death resulted from pneumonia. Mrs. Jester had been in ill health, however for the past two years.
Mrs. Jester is survived by four sons, Estil [JESTER], Omar [JESTER] and John [JESTER], all of Kokomo; and Everett JESTER, of South Whitley, Ind. The latter son resided at Kewanna for a number of years, where the deceased often visited.
Mrs. Jester's husband preceded her in death on March 10th, 1939.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Eiler Funeral Home in Kokomo. Burial will be made in the Knox Chapel cemetery, near Kokomo.

Tuesday, June 20, 1939

Mrs. Maude Marie WALTZ, 49, life-long resident of Argos, passed away at her home 201 South Michigan St., Monday evening, 5:30 o'clock. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis three weeks ago. Mrs. Waltz had been in ill health for the past ten years.
The deceased was born on a farm near Argos on December 3rd, 1889. Her parents were Louis and Carrie MARIO. She was united in marriage with Howard WALTZ in August of 1911. Mrs. Waltz was a member of the Gilead Methodist church which is located two miles southwest of Argos.
Surviving with her husband is a daughter, Stema WALTZ.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock (CST) at the Argos Methodist church. Rev. R. H. CROWDER and Rev. Paul REISEN will officiate. Burial will be made in the Gilead church cemetery near Argos. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning where friends may call.

Friday, June 23, 1939

Miss Emily VonEHRENSTEIN and Leon VonEHRENSTEIN have received word of the death of their uncle, Franklin KEWNEY, aged 90, which occurred at his home in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa., early Wednesday. Death was due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was a member of a pioneer Rochester family. He was born in this city and when a young man worked in the foundry of the late David ROSS which is now operated by his sons.
Mr. Kewney left Rochester forty years ago and since then has been employed in foundries and steel mills in Michigan City and Pittsburgh. He last visited Rochester twenty years ago.
Mr. Kewney who is survived by his widow and several nieces and nephews was a member of the United Steel Workers Union. He was a brother of the late Leon [KEWNEY], Cyrus [KEWNEY] and Horace KEWNEY and Mrs. Ernest VonEHRNSTEIN.
Funeral services and burial will take place in Pittsburgh.

Monday, June 26, 1939

George BUEHLER, aged 80, for many years a farmer in the Burton and Whippoorwill neighborhoods died Saturday evening at the home of his son Sidney BUEHLER in Battle Creek, Mich.

Very little could be learned about Mr. Buehler here today. He was born on a farm in the Whippoorwill neighborhood and was a farmer in Fulton county until 15 years ago when he retired and since has made his home with his son in Battle Creek.
His wife Mary C. (WALTERS) BUEHLER died January 12, 1909.
The funeral services will be held from the Grandview Evangelical church at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. John CALL in charge. Burial will be made in the South Germany cemetery.

Two persons were killed and five persons were injured, four seriously, at 10:45 o'clock Monday morning in a cross-roads crash which occurred twelve miles south of Rochester in Road 31 at the Deedsville corner, which is located one mile north of Perrysburg.
Ronald KINGSLEY, 45, 1024 North Fourth Street, Marion, manager of the Marion Chamber of Commerce and a World War veteran, was killed instantly. Mrs. Helen DILLS, 40, of 746 Ogan Avenue, Huntington, died in the Dukes Hospital at Peru soon after the accident occurred.
Thomas G. WILSON, aged 42, Marion, president of the Marion National Bank was seriously injured and Arthur CASE, 55, 1024 North Fourth street, Marion, retired manufacturer, who drove his car in which the Marion men were riding, suffered lacerations and shock but was the least injured of any of the seven occupants of the two cars.
William DILLS, husband of one of the crash victims and his son William [DILLS], Jr., aged 19, were taken to the Peru hospital in a critical condition. Their chests have been crushed.
Also seriously injured were Miss Alice Mae WILLIAMS, aged 16, of 1420 North Jefferson Street, Huntington, a friend of the Dills family, who was riding in the car with them.
The Marion men were enroute to South Bend and were driving north in Road 31 in a Buick coupe. The Huntington people were west bound in an Oldsmobile sedan driven by William Dills, Sr. He is the Oldsmobile agent at Huntington.
The Dills family was enroute to Culver where William, Jr., was to enter the Culver Military Academy Naval School for the summer.
Mr. Dills was unfamiliar with the Deedsville road which at the point enters State Road 31 through a cut with his view of the heavily traveled north and south road obstructed by high banks.
Mr. Dills drove his car onto State Road 31 from the east at a rate of speed estimated at 40 miles an hour and at the same time the machine bearing the Marion men reached the road intersection.
The Dills car, it was said was struck in the side and forced north in the paved road and into the ditch on the east side of the highway. The Case car also traveled north and went into the ditch on the north side of the highway.
The only eye witness to the accident other than the principals was Frederick PARKS, 20, of 580 West Maple Street, Wabash, a hitch-hiker who was walking along Road 31 at the time the accident occurred.
He with motorists who came on the scene helped the accident victims and the called ambulances moved the injured to the Dukes Hospital in Peru. State police and Miami county officers made an investigation of the accident and took a statement from Parks.

Tuesday, June 27, 1939

Frank E. BRYANT received word today that his cousin, Mrs. Bert SMITH of Chicago, died Sunday night after several years of illness. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. (CST) at the Carlisle Funeral Home in Michigan City. Interment will be made at the Mentone cemetery. Mrs. Smith, formerly Miss Ella BYBEE, was a resident of Fulton county for several years. Her sister, Mrs. A. L. DILTS, is a former resident of Rochester and is now seriously ill at Michigan City, Ind.

Word was received here this morning by Mrs. Joe EWING of the death in Rome, N.Y. at 4:00 a.m. today of her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sophia ZIMMERMAN, 79, who had many friends here where she had often visited. Mrs. Zimmerman was a victim of heart trouble and other ailments incident to old age, after being severely ill about two weeks. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, one of the latter being Mrs. William BOGGES of Blossdale, N.Y., mother of Mrs. Ewing. Funeral services and burial Friday at Rome.

Wednesday, June 28, 1939

Thomas Chesterfield CAMPBELL, 78, brother of Mrs. George V. DAWSON, of Rochester, died at his home in New Bedford, Mass., this morning, according to word received here today by his sister. Mrs. Dawson left this afternoon, via South Bend, for New Bedford, where the funeral services and burial will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m.
Particulars of the death were not known here today.
"Uncle Chet," as he was familiarly known in Rochester, where he made an annual spring visit for many years, was a well known figure in the theatrical world, having managed the Tulane and Crescent playhouses in New Orleans for about 40 years. Previous to that time, he traveled widely in the show business and was long associated with Klaw and Erlanger, of New York, leading producing and theater owning organization. About three years ago, the Campbells left New Orleans and since resided in New Bedford.
Mr. Campbell was born in West Alexandria, O., the son of the late James and Caroline DENISTON CAMPBELL. He was married a number of years ago to Anna OLSTEIN, who survives. An only child died in infancy and there are no surviving brothers or sisters, except Mrs. Dawson. A devotee of golf, Mr. Campbell played regularly here during his visits, which were usually made after the Kentucky Derby as the Campbells were en route east.

Elwood KERLIN, 80, lifelong resident of Silver Lake, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital at Rochester, where the man had been a patient for the past seven weeks. Death was due to uremic poisoning. Mr. Kerlin was born in Silver Lake in 1859 and was a truck farmer.
The deceased is survived by two sons, Paul KERLIN and Russell KERLIN, of Silver Lake; and two brothers, Joe KERLIN and Samuel KERLIN, of Silver Lake. His wife died in February and a sister, Mrs. Melissa HANEY passed away about three weeks ago.
Funeral services were held in the home at Silver Lake at 2 p.m (CST) Wednesday with the Rev. WILSON conducting the service. Burial was made in the Silver Lake cemetery.

Thursday, June 29, 1939

Alex WELCH, father of Eva ERWIN, a menage rider and aerialist with the COLE BROTHERS circus, died at his home in Dayton, Ohio, yesterday. The daughter left the circus to attend the last rites for her father. Mr. Welch was a veteran circus man but retired several years ago.

Friday, June 30, 1939

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Christian Church at Palestine with burial in the adjacent cemetery for Walter D. LOWMAN, 56, who died at his farm home one mile east of Burket Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased was a life resident of the Burket community where he had been a farmer. His death was due to carcinoma of the stomach and followed an illness of several years. He had been bedfast for ten days.
Mr. Lowman is survived by his widow, seven sons, Donald LOWMAN, of this city, Wayne [LOWMAN] and Isaac [LOWMAN], of Chicago, Max [LOWMAN] of Claypool, Glenn [LOWMAN] of Akron, and Dale [LOWMAN] and John [LOWMAN], at home. Other survivors are the father, two sisters and four brothers.

Saturday, July 1, 1939

Mrs. Charles T. POWNER, 81, former resident of Rochester and for a number of years a teacher in the public schools here, died Monday, June 12, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Grier in Tucson, Ariz., according to word received here today.
Born in Rochester on November 4, 1857, Olive Rebecca POWNER was educated in the Rochester public schools and at the Indiana State Normal School at Terre Haute. She taught in the Rochester schools for several years prior to her marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Powner and family lived in Greensburg for ten years after leaving Rochester, during which time Mr. Powner taught in the eighth grade. They went to Chicago in 1903, where Mr. Powner established a book-selling and publishing business. After 1916 the family lived in the west, in Tucson, Ariz., and in Los Angeles.
Surviving their parents are three daughters: Mrs. C. W. MANN and Mrs. N. M. GORDON, of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Joseph GRIER, of Tucson, and a son, Willard E. POWNER, of Chicago.
Funeral services were held in Grace Chapel at Inglewood cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif., with interment in the family plot there.

Following an illness of only one week, Mrs. Ed PHILLIPS, 69 years of age, died Thursday night at the nursing home of Mrs. CRITES, Warsaw. Immediate cause was uremic poisoning.
Following the death of her husband 10 years ago, she moved to Rochester, to return to Warsaw only recently. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving relatives are one son, Fred PHILLIPS, of Fairfield, Conn.; one granddaughter; three sisters, Dora HUTSEL, Chicago, Mrs. SHARP, Chicago, and Mrs. DICKEY, of St. Louis.
Funeral services and burial were held Saturday afternoon in Warsaw.

Winamac, Ind., July 1. -- Death called an aged Pulaski county farmer and his daughter at about the same hour Thursday night.
Gottlieb WARMBROD, 80, passed away at his home near here at 10 o'clock and a short time later a message was received at the same home that his daughter, Mrs. Naomi E. WARREN, had died at about the same hour in the Healthwin sanitarium near South Bend where she had been a patient since March 1.
Mr. Warmbrod, a native of Switzerland, came to Indiana when 21 years of age. His wife passed away three years ago. Surviving the aged farmer are five daughters, Mrs. Mary NEWMAN of Culver, Mrs. Grace OVERMYER and Mrs. Mary ROCK of Monterey, Mrs. Paula PETERS of Winamac and Miss Martha WARMBROD at home; and two sons, Jesse [WARMBROD] of Kewanna and John [WARMBROD] of Winamac.
Mrs. Warren is survived by her husband, Clarence [WARREN], two sisters [sic], Mary M. Sue [WARREN] and Esther Evelyn [WARREN] and the brothers and sisters.
Double funeral rites will be held at the Winamac Methodist church Sunday afternoon.

Monday, July 3, 1939

Mrs. Eliza Mae BRYANT, aged 77, who made her home with her son John R. Bryant at his farm seven miles northeast of Rochester died Saturday night while in her sleep from a heart attack. The lifeless body was found Sunday morning by the son. The deceased had been in ill health for several years.
Mrs. Bryant was born April 14, 1862 at Knox and had been a resident of Fulton county for 60 years. Her parents were George and Sarah (HATTER) LARAMORE. Her husband John F. BRYANT died December 12, 1930. Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are the following children: Mrs. Ora MOORE, John R. [BRYANT] and Clinton BRYANT of this city; Howard BRYANT, Argos; Wesley BRYANT, Culver; Ted BRYANT and Mrs. Grace KAISER, Ft. Wayne; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God at Athens Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John CALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Lester WHITE, who resides on a farm near Talma, received word Saturday evening of the death of his nephew Raymond WHITE, aged 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter WHITE of Plymouth, who was killed when a bicycle he was riding was struck by an automobile driven by Harold SLAYBAUGH farmer living east of Plymouth.
Raymond was riding on his bicycle in front of their home in Plymouth accompanied by his brother Emmett, aged 7. Details of the accident cannot be cleared until the coroner's inquest is held. Raymond was killed instantly and his brother is in a hospital at Plymouth where it was reported today he was making satisfactory progress.
Survivors are the parents; two sisters, Catherine [WHITE] and Clara [WHITE]; and four brothers, Wilbur [WHITE], Charles [WHITE], Edwin [WHITE] and Emmett [WHITE], all at home. The White family has a number of relatives who reside in this city.
The last rites will be held from the Methodist church in Plymouth at 2 p.m. (CST) Wednesday. Burial will be made in a cemetery at Plymouth.

Wednesday, July 5, 1939

Funeral services for Lowell Anthony McLOCHLIN, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McLOCHLIN, Wayne township residents, and known by his many friends as "Doc," will be held from the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna at 9 o'clock Thursday morning with Father Charles J. SEEBERGER officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery, Grass Creek.

The youth died in the St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport late Monday afternoon from injuries received on the evening of July 1 when the motorcycle he was riding sideswiped an auto driven by Charles BROOKER, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward BROOKER, of near Lake Bruce. The accident occurred four miles south of Kewanna on Road 17. Death was due to a fracture of the left leg, shock and internal injuries.
Charles KLINE, 20, said to be a son of Joseph KLINE of Logansport but who was reared by a Mrs. BARNETT of near Tiosa, was riding with McLochlin. Kline was employed as a laborer on the McLochlin farm. He remains in a very serious condition in the hospital, with a fracture of the left leg and other injuries. Brooker and Donald PETERSON, occupants of the car, escaped injury.
McLochlin was born in Greencastle, Ind., December 29, 1921 and moved to Fulton county with his parents when he was one year old. He was a member of the Grass Creek high school basketball team before his graduation with the class of 1939. His father has been operating the Johnson Service Station at the south edge of Rochester.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Robert [McLOCHLIN], and two sisters, Dorothy [McLOCHLIN] and Martha Jane [McLOCHLIN], all at home.
The body has been moved to the farm home of the parents near Grass Creek where friends may call until the funeral hour.
Dr. Dean STINSON, Fulton county coroner, has taken statements from witnesses to the accident but will not hold his inquest until later in the week.

Thursday, July 6, 1939

David H. CLYMER, 72, former resident of Rochester, died suddenly Saturday morning at Bellflower, Calif., where he had made his home for the past 10 years. He apparently had been in good health and his death came as a shock to relatives and friends.
Previous to going to California, Mr. Clymer had been employed as a subscription solicitor for The News-Sentinel and other Indiana newspapers.
At one time he was a public school instructor in Kosciusko county. He also edited and published a weekly newspaper at Claypool.
After going to Bellflower, he was employed in the capacity of a news gatherer by a paper in that city.
Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Sarah DOUTT, Anaheim, Cal., and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held on Monday and interment was made in the Los Angeles cemetery.

Henry D. FULLER, aged about 60, Erie railroad agent at Monterey, was instantly killed at 10:45 o'clock this morning when he was struck by east bound passenger train No. 16 while he was crossing the tracks to the depot.
Number 16, the Midlander, is a through Chicago-New York train and does not stop at Monterey. The train, due in Rochester at 11:05 a.m., gains terrific speed when approaching Monterey, due to a long hill west of that town.
Fuller had been at his telegraph key in the station at Monterey while a local freight set out several cars there. The local was pulling out of Monterey when Fuller crossed to the cement landing platform, which separates the tracks, to pick up a bundle of way bills which had been tossed there by the freight conductor as he was leaving Monterey.

While no one saw the accident, it is believed that Fuller picked up the freight bills, perhaps was examining them, and while so doing walked directly into the path of the Midlander.
The passenger and the freight trains were stopped within a short distance, but when trainmen reached Fuller's side they found him dead. Death was due to a fractured skull. The body, which had been carried 50 feet, was removed to a Leiters Ford undertaking parlor.
The passenger train was in charge of Conductor B. H. LANDFERT, and Engineer Herman KESSLER, both of Huntington.
Little could be learned about Mr. Fuller today. He was a narive of Hammond and had been employed by the Erie and the C. & A. railroads for a number of years.
He was the yardmaster for the C. & O. at Hammond for 20 years and when the yards were moved to Peru, he took employment with the Erie at Hammond, where he was a telegrapher.
Mr. Fuller had worked for the Erie at Lima and Kenton, Ohio, and had been the agent at Monterey for the past two years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Telegraphers.
As far as could be learned, his only survivor is the widow.
The body will be taken to Hammond for burial.

Margaret J. MONTEL, 84-year-old lifelong resident of Claypool and vicinity, died at her home in Claypool. Death, due to carcinoma, followed an illness of the past two months.
Surviving relatives include the husband, John MONTEL; two brothers, Enoch [WARNER] and Henry WARNER, all of Claypool; two sisters, Etta DEAN, of Etna Green, and Lizzie HINKSON, of Claypool; and one grandson, Wayne MONTEL of Danville, Ill. Mrs. Montel's only son was killed during the World War.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Claypool United Brethren church of which the deceased was a member. Burial was made in Grove chapel cemetery, southeast of Claypool.

Friday, July 7, 1939

Winamac, Ind., July 7. -- A $10,000 damage suit was filed Thursday in the Pulaski circuit court by Dr. William K. SENNETT administrator of the estate of his father, the late James R. SENNETT, against the Erie railroad as the result of an accident on Nov. 21, 1937, in which the father was fatally injured.
Mr. Sennett, agent at the Monterey station, was sealing a freight car when he slipped on the ice and suffered a hip fracture that led to his death four days later.
By a conincidence the suit was filed on the same day that his successor, Henry D. FULLER, was struck and killed by a fast passenger train.

Miss Beulah D. SENNETT, 32, of Monterey, died in a sanitarium in Logansport Thursday evening following a heart attack. She had been a patient in the sanitarium since November. Miss Sennett was well known in this city where she had a number of relatives. She was a life resident of the Monterey community.
Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Mamie SENNETT of Monterey and two brothers, Dr. William SENNETT of Winamac and Dr. Cecil SENNETT of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held from the home of the mother in Monterey at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with Rev. John CALL, pastor of the Church of God, of this city, officiating. Interment at Monterey.

Funeral services for Henry D. FULLER, 63, station agent at Monterey who was killed Thursday morning when struck by an Erie passenger train will be held at the Methodist church in Monterey at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. The Rev. John WALTON will officiate and burial will be made at Decatur. The only survivors of Mr. Fuller are his widow and a brother.

Monday, July 10, 1939

The Rev. Schuyler A. MOW, 72, for 44 years a minister in the Wesleyan Methodist church and a native of Fulton county, died at his home in Elkhart where he had been pastor for several years. He had been in failing health since last September.
The Rev. Mr. Mow was born October 29, 1866, north of Rochester to David and Eleanor HOLDSTOCK MOW and was reared near Delong by his brother, the late Col. Enoch H. MOW, who died here 18 years ago.
During his 44 years as a minister he served churches at Hamlet, Mt. Etna, Warren, Plymouth, Marion, Elwood, Fairmount, South Bend and Westfield before taking his final pastorate at Elkhart.
Surviving are the widow, four daughters, two sons and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The daughters are Mrs. George E. CHENOWETH, Fort Wayne; Mrs. George F. HAINES and Mrs. Carl D. SEELY of Huntington; and Mrs. W. A. HART, Bismarck, North Dakota. The sons are Leonard MOW of Richmond, Ind., and Robert D. MOW, of Hamlet, Ind.
A short funeral service was held at the Elkhart church at 9 a.m. Monday and the body was then to be taken to Fairmount, Ind., where services were to be held at 2 p.m. Interment in the Fairmount cemetery.

Mrs. Oscar BALDWIN, 83, died at her home, 129 East Fourteenth street at 1:30 o'clock Sunday morning following an illness of three weeks due to complications.
She was born in Randolph county, January 13, 1856, the daughter of Asa and Rachael (DAVIS) BACHELOR. She had been a resident of Rochester for seventy-three years.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city February 6, 1875 she was married to Oscar BALDWIN. Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin celebrated their sixty-fourth wedding anniversary this year.
Mrs. Baldwin was prominent in church and social circles here. She was a member of the Church of God and the Ladies Aid society of that organization.
Surviving besides the husband are a son, John [BALDWIN] of Toledo and two daughters, Mrs. Rachael HOFFMAN of Kokomo and Mrs. Mary RICHARDSON of Benton Harbor, Mich. Two sons and a daughter, Geoffry [BALDWIN], Donald [BALDWIN] and Reatha [BALDWIN], preceded their mother in death.
The body is at the Val Zimmerman funeral home where it will remain until the hour of the funeral.
Final rites will be held at the Church of God at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, Rev. John CALL in charge. Burial will be made in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Word was received here today of the death in South Bend at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening of Raymond Charles RIST, 36. The end came in the Epworth hospital after an illness of five months due to cancer. Rist, a painter, had resided in South Bend for five years. He was married in Rochester, Feb. 25, 1925 to Violet Ethel HIZER of Grass Creek, who with three children, Betty Marie [RIST], Mary Carolyn [RIST] and Charles William [RIST], survive, as well as the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank RIST of Logansport; two brothers, Donald [RIST] and Walter [RIST] of Logansport and a sister, Betty [RIST], also of Logansport. Deceased was born in Logansport and was a member of the Catholic church. The body was removed to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where it will remain until the funeral hour.
Last rites will be held from the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Leo BREITENBACH in charge. Burial will be made in the St. Ann's cemetery near Grass Creek.

Tuesday, July 11, 1939

Plymouth, July 11. -- Emily LEWIS LAUER, wife of Barney LAUER, died Saturday evening in a Los Angeles, Calif., hospital of peritonitis following a ruptured bowel, according to word received here today.
Mrs. Lauer and her husband left Plymouth three weeks ago to visit her son and daughter in Los Angeles. Although she had been in poor health for some time, Mrs. Lauer was feeling fairly well when they left Plymouth.
Mrs. Lauer was born in Germany and came to Plymouth about 45 years ago, after her marriage to Mr. Lauer. Surviving besides her husband are the son and daughter, Maurice LAUER and Mrs. Beatrice LAUER BROOKE, both of Los Angeles. Mrs. Brooke formerly resided in Rochester.
The body will arrive in Plymouth Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock according to word received here.

Mrs. George [Effie WAYMIRE] CARROTHERS, aged about 70, died at her farm home one mile south of Macy at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Death was caused by injuries which she received two weeks ago when she fell downstairs at her home. In the fall, she suffered a fractured hip and internal injuries. The deceased had been in ill health for several years.
Mrs. Carrothers was born near Deedsville and her maiden name was Effie Waymire. She had lived near Macy for a number of years and was a member of the Methodist church there.
Survivors are the husband and two daughters, Mrs. Reed POWELL, who resides on a farm near Macy, and Miss Zelma CARROTHERS, who lives at home.

Wednesday, July 12, 1939

Funeral services for Mrs. George CARROTHERS, aged 71, who succumbed at the family residence one mile south of Macy yesterday from injuries received in a fall two weeks ago, will be held from the home at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Charles DUNLAP, pastor of the Macy Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be made in the cemetery at Macy. The deceased was life resident of Miami county and was born November 3, 1867 near Deedsville. Her parents were William and Mary Ann WAYMIRE. Survivors are the husband and two daughters.

Twelve Mile, Ind., July 12 -- Mrs. Sarah Jane ENYART, 83, widow of Peter ENYART, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank HOOVER, one mile south of Twelve Mile Tuesday afternoon. She had been ill three weeks with paralysis.
Mrs. Enyart was a native of Clay township, Cass county, and had spent all her life in the Hoovers and Twelve Mile community.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Thurza SMELTZLY of Twelve Mile, Mrs. Florence KINGERY, Hoovers, and Mrs. Grace HOOVER of Twelve Mile, a son, Hugh [ENYART], of Hoovers, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Hoover home after having been prepared at the Ditmire funeral parlors at Fulton.
Mrs. Enyart was a member of the Mexico Baptist church. Funeral rites will be held at the Hoover Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. Harry REA in charge. Burial will be made in the Corinth cemetery.

Friday, July 14, 1939

Vern S. HOFFMAN, Democratic committeeman for the first precinct in North Manchester, died Thursday afternoon from a stroke of apoplexy.
A prominent barber, Hoffman celebrated his 67th birthday only last Sunday. He moved to North Manchester from Fulton county 30 years ago and married Merlee SONDAY, June 27, 1906. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge.
He is survived by the widow; a son, Thurston [HOFFMAN], Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Justine [HOFFMAN], employed by the state department at Indianapolis; two brothers, Newton [HOFFMAN], Springport, Mich., and Ivan O. [HOFFMAN], Massillon, O., and a sister, Mrs. Reuben ROYER, Akron.

Mrs. Edith May [McCLURE] SHOEMAKER, aged 36, who resided on a farm one mile northeast of Fulton, died at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday night in the Woodlawn hospital from eclamtsia after a short illness.
The deceased was born near Marshtown March 3, 1903. Her parents were Christopher and Clara McCLURE both of whom preceded their daughter in death.
In a ceremony which was performed May 1, 1935 at Denver she was married to Alva SHOEMAKER. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Ellen Aralene [SHOEMAKER], aged 4; and three sisters, Mrs. Ellen RICHTER of Mishawaka, Mrs. Mary LOCKRIDGE of Goldsmith and Mrs. Emma ALTANIT of Newcastle.
The last rites will be held from the Baptist church in Fulton at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton until the hour of the last rites. Friends may call.

Mrs. Nancy LAIRD, 77, died Thursday at her home in Mentone, as a result of complications.
She was born in Illinois, June 10, 1862 and moved to Kosciusko county, with her parents, when she was a small child. She had resided in Mentone for the past 28 years and was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Survivors are a son, Dr. Leslie LAIRD of North Webster; three daughters, Mrs. Earl MEREDITH of near Beaver Dam lake, Mrs. Clair WILLIAMSON of Burket, and Mrs. Claude BARKMAN of Mentone; three sisters, Mrs. William NORRIS of near Mentone, Mrs. Mary Ann LONGFELLOW of Warsaw, Mrs. Charles RUSSELL of Detroit, Mich; a brother, Frank TAYLOR, of Kansas City, Mo.; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter, Mrs. Maggie CLAM, preceded her in death twenty years ago, and her husband, Frank LAIRD, died eight years ago.
The funeral will be held at the home in Mentone on Saturday afternoon 2 o'clock (CST). The Rev. J. F. JOHNS of Mentone will have charge of the services and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Monday, July 17, 1939

South Bend, July 17. -- Mrs. Maurice I. HURWICH, 47, of South Bend, died Sunday of injuries suffered Friday in an automobile accident near Cassopolis, Mich. Mrs. Hurwich was known in Rochester.

Winamac, Ind., July 17. -- Disappointed because her plans to re-establish a home of her own in which she would be re-united with her children failed to materialize, Mrs. Nellie A. [MILLAGE] MINTER, 39, committed suicide early Sunday morning in the home of her eldest daughter, Mrs. Carl FITZ, near Pulaski, by drinking strychnine.
After drinking the mixture, Mrs. Minter walked to the door of her daughter and son-in-law's bedroom and bade them goodbye.
Since Mrs. Minter had previously threatened to end her life, they rushed to her side, the daughter knocking the glass from Mrs. Minter's hand. Although she insisted that she hadn't taken enough to harm her, she died 15 minutes later, after a doctor had been called.
Following her death, Coroner Claude BURSON, of Francesville, was called and conducted his preliminary investigation.
Mrs. Minter was born April 27, 1900, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth MILLAGE. She was the widow of a World war veteran who succumbed a few years ago. Her children have been living with her sister, Mrs. Bert LASHBROOK, near Rensselaer, while she has made her home with her eldest daughter. Funeral rites probably will be held Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 18, 1939

Mrs. Anna L. [BEEKMAN] JOHNSTON, aged 76, widow of Jefferson JOHNSTON, died at the farm home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles BAIRD, two miles west of Fulton, at 7 o'clock Monday evening. Death was due to paralysis and followed an illness of three months.
The deceased was born in Grant county February 8, 1863, the daughter of Lewis and Muris BEEKMAN. Before moving to Fulton county the Johnston family resided in Springfield, Ill.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth PITTENGER, South Bend, and Mrs. BAIRD of Fulton; two sons, Harry [MACY] and Archie MACY, of Rochester; brother, William BEEKMAN, Van Buren; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie BURMAN, Kentland, and Mrs. Anna MORORER, Van Buren; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Baird farm home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. J. W. MILLS, pastor of the Fulton United Brethren church, officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.

Peru, July 18. -- Dr. E. H. ANDREWS, 69, prominent and widely known Peru physician and surgeon, was instantly killed in a head-on collision which occurred a mile and a half north of Peru on State Road 31 at 3:10 o'clock Monday afternoon. His was the tenth road fatality of the year in the county. Death was due to a crushed chest.
Harry COLLINS, 18, Kokomo, a passenger in the truck involved in the accident is in a critical condition at Dukes Memorial hospital suffering from a badly lacerated head, his knee practically severed in half.
Funeral services have been arranged for Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, probably at the First Baptist church.
Jack COLLINS, 22, driver of the truck, brother of Harry COLLINS, and also of Kokomo, sustained a badly lacerated left knee. After receiving emergency treatment at Dukes hospital he was taken into custody by State Officer TUCKER and lodged in jail, where it was said involuntary manslaughter charges will be filed against hime.
Dr. Andrews was enroute north to call on a sick patient. He was driving a 1939 coupe. Jack Collins, driving a half-ton 1939 truck was enroute to Kokomo after delivering fruit in Rochester. He told the investigating officers that he applied his brakes on the straight-of-way just south of Hiner's Hill and skidded. He claimed that both cars were crowding the center line. However, State Officer BODEY, after investigation, stated that the truck hit Dr. Andrews' car dead center on the east side of the road and it was his belief that the truck was completely over the line at the time of the impact.
An ambulance removed Dr. Andrews' body from the scene of the accident to Dukes hospital while Hammond and Jackson rushed the Collins brothers to the hospital.
Acting Coroner, E. E. SHROCK of Amboy is investigating the accident. Cloyd GRUWELL and wife of Macy, R.R. 2, were eye-witnesses to the tragecy and asserted that the truck-driver was on the wrong side of the road.
Dr. Andrews was born Ellis Harvey ANDREWS, Nov. 12, 1870, at Macy, son of a prominent pioneer family. In 1898 he was married to Ethel HURST. He was a member of Masonic lodges at Peru.
Surviving are the widow; and four daughters, Mrs. Helen HUGHES, of Chicago; Mrs. Ruth MORTON of South Bend; Mrs. Thomas FOREMAN of Peru, and Miss Frances ANDREWS, at home; and two brothers surviving, both of Peru, M. E. ANDREWS and Dr. O. B. ANDREWS, an optometrist, and three grandchildren.
Dr. Andrews was a member of the First Baptist church at Peru. He graduated from the Kentucky Medical school and for several years taught in Miami county rural schools. He was superintendent of county schools from 1898 to 1900.
He had been practicing in Peru for the past 40 years.

Wednesday, July 19, 1939

Funeral services for the late Dr. E. H. ANDREWS, of Peru, who was killed in an auto accident near that city Monday, will be held from the First Baptist church in Peru at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Frank HERRING, pastor of the church, will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemtery.

Thursday, July 20, 1939

Mrs. Minnie B. [BEIGER] HANEY, aged 52, wife of Rev. Philip HANEY, a retired Evangelical church minister, died at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening, at her farm home, one mile northwest of Bruce Lake. Death, which was sudden, was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Haney suffered the hemorrhage while she was preparing to attend the mid-week worship service in the Pleasant Hill Evangelical church, near the Haney home. She had spent the day picking raspberries in the garden at her home.
The deceased was born January 24, 1887 near Bremen, and was the daughter of Edward and Emma BEIGER. In a ceremony which was performed at Nappanee, September 19, 1908, she was married to Rev. Haney.
Rev. Haney has held a number of charges in the Indiana Conference of the Evangelical church and retired this spring. He was in charge of the Kewanna circuit, composed of the Evangelical churches at Pleasant Hill, Grandview and River Bank, for three years.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Hope CRIPE, Seattle, Wash., and Miss Lorna HANEY, at home; son, Edgar HANEY, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie FRANGE, Van Nuys, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth BRETZ, Council Grove, Kans.; two brothers, Ralph BEIGER, Lapaz, and Floyd BEIGER, Plymouth, and three grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Hill church, near Bruce Lake, at 2 p.m. Sunday, with Rev. R. L. HANEY of Culver in charge, assisted by Rev. W. I. WEYANT, pastor of the Pleasant Hill church. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank ERVIN, aged 63, Marion, who died suddenly at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bert DAVIS, near Leiters Ford, Tuesday evening, will be held from the First Christian church in Marion at 2 o'clock p.m. Friday, with burial at Marion.
Mrs. Ervin was visiting in the home of her sister and was seized with a heart attack while eating supper. She died before a doctor arrived. The body was moved to an undertaking parlor in Marion.
The deceased was born on a farm in Fulton county, January 13, 1876, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William DAVIS. She had resided in Marion for 45 years, where she was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors are the husband, three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle ERVIN, Marion; Mrs. Della PONTIOUS, of this city, and Mrs. DAVIS; two brothers, Lon DAVIS, South Bend, and Frank DAVIS, Bourbon, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friday, July 21, 1939

Mrs. Luella [BARGER] COLLINS, aged 70, died in the Kraning private hospital in Kewanna Thursday morning from injuries she received at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in an automobile accident four miles northeast of Kewanna, or one mile from her home.
Mrs. Collins suffered a fractured hip, pelvis, collarbone and skull. She lapsed into unconsciousness shortly after the accident and failed to revive.
Mrs. Collins received her fatal injuries when riding in a car with her son, Clyde Collins. The Collins car and one driven by Russell BRYANT, who resides on farm six miles north of Kewanna, collided at a crossroads. The son escaped with minor injuries.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county living in Aubbeenaubbee and Union townships. She was born on a farm near Leiters Ford March 22, 1869, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew BARGER.
In a ceremony which was performed December 24, 1883, she was married to Sylvester S. COLLINS who died three years ago. The Collins lived on a farm west of this city near the Jubilee schoolhouse where Mr. Collins operated a gravel pit.
Mrs. Collins was prominent in the church, social and civic activities of Union township for many years. She was a member of the Methodist church, Eastern Star and Rebekah lodges at Kewanna.
Survivors are three sons, Clyde [COLLINS] of Kewanna, Jasper COLLINS of Churubusco, and Dr. Cecil COLLINS, a dentist of Warsaw; a foster daughter, Mrs. Bessie CLOUD of this city; brother, J. W. BARGER of Leiters Ford; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church in Kewanna with Rev. J. W. NIELL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.
The body was moved from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna this afternoon to the home of the deceased where it will remain until the hour of the last rites.

Funeral services will be held at Peru Saturday at 3:30 o'clock for Mrs. William H. LONG, 70, wife of the city's mayor, former Lake Manitou cottager and mother-in-law of Karl F. RAUSCH, ex-Rochester resident.
Mrs. Nora SHARP LONG succumbed last night, after an illness of several months. The daughter of the late James R. and Mary SHARP, the deceased was born in Miami county on Aug. 6, 1868. She was married on April 10, 1890, to William H. LONG, who is now serving his second term as mayor of Peru.
Surviving with the husband are two children, Mrs. RAUSCH, of Waukegan, Ill., and Mrs. Waldo SCHRAM, of Hammond; three grandchildren; three brothers, Robert [SHARP], William [SHARP] and Walter [SHARP] all of Washington township; and a sister, Mary [SHARP], of Washington township. A brother-in-law, Benjamin LONG, is city attorney at Logansport.
A lifelong resident of Miami county, Mrs. Long was a member of the Peru First Presbyterian church. She was active in church affairs, being a member of the Ladies Social Union of the church, and its two missionary societies. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
At 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, the body will be taken to the Presbyterian church in Peru, where funeral rites will be conducted at 3:30 o'clock.

Mrs. Ora [Orlando] [Irene AUKERMAN] CLAYTON, aged 67, died at her home in East Rochester street, Akron, at 3:10 a.m. today, after an illness of eight weeks, due to complications.
The deceased was born in Wabash county October 9, 1872, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron AUKERMAN. The Clayton family moved to Akron 21 years ago from Rochester.
Mr. Clayton operated a grocery store in this city for a number of years. Mrs. Clayton had been a member of the Brethren church at Roann for 40 years.
Survivors are her husband; two sons, Charles CLAYTON, Chicago, and Luther CLAYTON, Madison, Wis.; daughter, Mrs. Rudolph JOHNSTON, Mishawaka; three brothers, Oscar AUKERMAN, Elm Mount, Tex.; Archie AUKERMAN, Cedar Rapids, Ia.; and Minor AUKERMAN, Helena, Mont.; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank HOOVER, North Manchester, and Mrs. Carl MINNIC of Pennsylvania.
Short funeral services will be held from the residence in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, after which the cortege will leave for the Brethren church in Roann, where the last rites will be held at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. BEEBER in charge. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Roann.

Saturday, July 22, 1939

Peru, Ind., July 22. -- William POLLOCK, 65, native of Akron, Ind., and a resident of Peru for 40 years, died Friday at his home in New Castle, Ind., where he had resided since 1934.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary POLLOCK of Rochester; two sons, Floyd [POLLOCK] and Walter [POLLOCK], of Huntington; three brothers and three sisters. George POLLOCK of Rochester is a brother.
The body will be returned to the Drake funeral home where funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Rayburn cemetery near here.

John SHOUP, aged about 60, prominent Henry township farmer was found dead at his farm home two miles southwest of Akron at 11 o'clock this morning by his housekeeper, Mrs. Minnie GOSS.
Death was due to a heart attack, it is believed. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and was conducting his inquest at time The News-Sentinel went to press. Shoup had suffered with heart trouble for several years. Mr. Shoup left his home this morning to feed the hogs and to care for his garden. When he did not return for dinner Mrs. Goss made an investigation. She found Shoup dead in the hog lot.
Mr. Shoup was a member of the First Christian church at Akron. His wife died two years ago.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Gerald BEMENDERFER and Mrs. Jesse KLISE both of Akron.

Frank FISHER, aged 58, died at his home in Mentone Friday evening at 8:45 o'clock after an illness of fourteen weeks due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born in Noble county, May 2, 1881, and was the son of Isaiah and Julia FISHER. He had resided in Mentone practically his entire lifetime.
Mr. Fisher was a grinder and was employed in the Dalton Foundry in Warsaw. He at one time was employed in this city.
In a ceremony performed at Tippecanoe September 12, 1900 he was married to Celia LEAVELL. He was a member of the Lutheran church.
Survivors are the wife, three daughters, Mrs. William ROMINE, Mrs. Dewey WHETSTONE and Mrs. Everett CLAYBAUGH all of Mentone; three brothers, William FISHER, Akron; Elwood FISHER, Bourbon, and Howard FISHER who lives in Mississippi; and nine grandchildren. A son Harold [FISHER] preceded his father in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Mentone at 2 p.m. (CST) Monday with Rev. William SCHROER, pastor of the Rochester Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery near Talma.

Monday, July 24, 1939

Peru, Ind., July 24. -- Mrs. Ada MATTHEWS, 59, wife of Charles MATTHEWS, former Peru police officer, who resides on state road 31 near Macy, died at Dukes Memorial hospital Sunday night following a stroke of apoplexy sustained four days ago.
Surviving besides the husband are three [sic] brothers, Elmer [HIERS], Harry [HIERS] and Charles HIERS of Peru, and John HEIRS, Marion; and six sisters, Mrs. Clara BALDWIN and Mrs. Louise DOUGLASS, Peru; Mrs. Bessie COOPER, Marion; Mrs. Ruth WAY,

Treaty, Ind.; Mrs. Marie SPRANGLING, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Helen MILLER, California.
The body is at the Drake funeral home where rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. DUNLAP of Macy officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Funeral services for the late John SHOUP, 68, farmer who was found dead in the barn lot at his farm two miles south of Akron at noon Saturday, were held from the residence at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial was made in the cemetery at Laketon.
Tuesday, July 25, 1939

Herman A. METZLER, 74, died suddenly in his home, 114 East 12th street, at 2:30 o'clock this morning, of a heart attack believed induced by asthma. Mr. Metzler had been in ill health for 18 years, but his condition was not regarded as necessarily serious. He called Mrs. Metzler about 2:00 o'clock, said he was suffering from his asthma and asked that a doctor be called. Dr. M. O. KING arrived a short time before death.
A well known resident of Fulton county for many years, Mr. Metzler was born in Urbana, Ind., July 2, 1865, the son of the late John B. and Anna Mary METZLER. He came to Rochester with his parents when 12 years of age. The father was a well known doctor, practicing here until the time of his death, some 20 years ago. The son attended school here and then became associated for 20 years with the late Valentine ZIMMERMAN, Sr., in the furniture and undertaking business. In this connection, he established a reputation as one of the best morticians in this section of the state. For 12 years, he was a sales representative for a furniture concern and then, because of ill health, located on a farm northeast of Rochester where he remained for eight years. Coming here in 1925, he purchased the residence where he died and retired. He was long an active member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Mr. Metzler was twice married, his first wife, Rose REED, dying in 1914. Two children of this union passed away in infancy. On March 9, 1910, he was married to Ada DRUDGE, who together with two children, Mrs. Kenneth SWANSON of Byron, Ill., and Jerry [METZLER], at home, survive. There is also a grandson, Richard SWANSON; three brothers, Arthur [METZLER] of Rochester, Frank [METZLER] of Crown Point and Max [METZLER] of Toledo, O.; and three sisters, Miss Ella [METZLER] of Rochester, Mrs. Isabelle GRAHAM of Lincoln, Neb., and Mrs. Rosina McCONN of Wabash.
Funeral services have been arranged for 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the home at 114 E. 12th street, the Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON of the Grace Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, July 26, 1939

Funeral services for the late Herman METZLER, who died at his residence, 114 East 12th street, Tuesday morning, will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Thursday instead of 2:30 o'clock as previously announced. The family has asked that no flowers be sent.

Peru, Ind., July 26. -- Hugh McCAFFREY, Sr., former prominent Peru business man and citizen, died early Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., according to word received here yesterday by a niece, Mrs. James C. BURKE, 17 North Cass street.
About 93 years of age, Mr. McCaffrey was a native of Ireland, where he was born in County Armagh, a son of James and Margaret McCAFFREY. He came to this country as a boy and settled in Peru, where he lived until his retirement in 1924 and consequent removal to the west coast. He was in business here about 50 years.
Among his businesses were the Peru Milling Company, the McCaffrey Packing Company and the McCaffrey Grocery Co. He was a member of the old Peru Commercial club, the Peru Chamber of Commerce, and was instrumental in getting the right-of-way of the present Chesapeake and Ohio railroad routed through this city.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Caroline McCAFFREY and the following children, Mrs. Herman MILLER, Seattle, Wash.; Hugh McCAFFREY, Orleans, Neb.; Florence McCAFFREY, New York; Mrs. Edward BERGER, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Lex BYRNE, Oakland, Calif.; Paul McCAFFREY, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Baldwin ROBERTSON, Los Angeles, Calif.; Charles [McCAFFREY] and Misses Ann [McCAFFREY] and Virginia [McCAFFREY], at home, and Mrs. Ella COLE, Miami county.

Thursday, July 27, 1939

Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth LEFFEL, 66, wife of Wheeler LEFFEL, at St. Joseph's hospital, Logansport, after a brief illness. Mr. Leffel is a brother of the late Mrs. Henry A. BARNHART of Rochester.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. D. B. KINNAMAN, Logansport; two sons, Rodney [LEFFEL], Logansport, and Robert [LEFFEL], South Bend; a brother, Ira KRIDER, Newton, Kansas; nine grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Leffel was born in Bethlehem township, near Twelve Mile, and had been a life-long resident of Cass County. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Rites will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Bethlehem township Methodist chapel, the Rev. Dale BEATTY officiating. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.

William FORE, aged 64, custodian of the Rochester City park for the past seven years died at his home in quarters provided for him in the park shortly after 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Fore had just turned on the park lights when he became ill and returned to his home. He asked Mrs. Fore to call a doctor and while she was filling her husband's request he succumbed. Mr. Fore had been under the care of a doctor for some time for a heart ailment.
The deceased was born in Syracuse, March 25, 1875 the son of Benjamin and Ruth Ellen FORE. In a ceremony which was performed at Talma February 9, 1900, he was married to Eva TIPPY. The Fore family had been residents of Rochester for 18 years moving here from a farm near Talma.
Mr. Fore was widely known in this city especially by the younger residents because of his duties as custodian of the City park. Many children brought their problems to him and he had endeared himself to them because of his kindly manner.
For many years Mr. Fore was employed by the Northern Indiana Power Company as a meter reader in Rochester. He was a member of the Grace Methodist Church, Rochester Odd Fellow lodge and the Encampment of that order. He also had been a member of various bands since his residence in the city. He was a cornetist.
Survivors are the widow; a son Virl FORE, Noblesville; three daughters, Mrs. Velma BEUTER, Chicago, Mrs. Everett KESSLER who resides on a farm near Talma, and Miss Kathleen FORE at home; and two grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Grace Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating assisted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL, Crawfordsville, former pastor of the local church. Interment will be in the Rocheter Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will lie in state in the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street until noon Saturday when it will be moved to the church. Friends may pay their respects at the the mortuary or until the hour of the last rites at the church.

Saturday, July 29, 1939

Apparently despondent over ill health, Frank P. MILLER, farmer living just across the Starke county line, six miles southwest of Culver, ended his life Thursday by shooting himself through the right temple with a revolver.
Miller, 64 had been in ill health for some time and Mrs. Miller had feared some such action and accordingly had been watching him closely. Thursday he went to an outbuilding on the farm. When he did not return, Mrs. Miller went to investigate and discovered the tragedy.
Besides his wife, Ida [MILLER], Miller is survived by three foster children, Mrs. Perry MILLER of Culver, Mrs. Rosella YOUNGRIN of Chicago, Francis FLAHIVE of Delavan, Wis., and four grandchildren. A brother, Joseph MILLER, lives in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller and children came to the Culver community about twenty years ago from Chicago. For the past few years Miller had been unable to look after his farm, however.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Zion church near Culver with Rev. Harvey HARSH in charge. Burial was made in the Zion cemetery.

Robert L. MILLER, aged 69, who was a hardware and implement dealer in Rochester for over 40 years and was better known by his many friends as Lee MILLER, died at 7 o'clock Saturday morning at his summer home "Bell-Air" on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several years. Mr. Miller had been seriously ill for only one week. His residence address in Rochester was 626-1/2 North Main street.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county. He was born August 30, 1869 on a farm in Liberty township and was the son of William J. and Joanna MILLER.
Mr. Miller operated a hardware store in Rochester over 40 years or until two years ago, when because of ill health, he disposed of his store to Vere CALVIN and Paul MYERS.
For a number of years, Mr. Miller was associated in the hardware business with his step-father, the late Isom NEW. A greater portion of the time Mr. Miller was in the hardware business, his store was located at 626 North Main street.
While a resident of this city, Mr. Miller was active in church, civic, lodge and social circles. He was a member of the Madison Avenue Christian church and the Rochester Odd Fellows lodge.
In a ceremony, which was performed in Perrysburg, February 25, 1891, Mr. Miller was married to Miss Maggie M. FARRAR.
The widow survives as does a daughter, Miss Belva MILLER. A daughter, Farrel [MILLER], preceded her father in death, as did a brother, W. C. MILLER of Akron, who succumbed three years ago.
The funeral services will be held from the Miller lake home, approximately a block and a half east of the Colonial hotel, at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Monday, July 31, 1939

Jesse Louis YOUNG, 69, a farmer, died Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in his home, three and a half miles southwest of Leiters Ford, following an illness of one week due to a paralytic stroke. Mr. Young was born in Ohio, May 31, 1870, the son of Nathan and Rebecca YOUNG, but had lived in Aubbeenaubbee township practically all of his life. He was married Dec. 19, 1912 to Bessie SHIDAKER, who survives, together with seven children, Doris [YOUNG], Marion [YOUNG], Elmer [YOUNG], Delbert [YOUNG] and Elbert [YOUNG] (twins), Lowell [YOUNG] and Anajean [YOUNG], all at home. A daughter, Mary Elizabeth [YOUNG], is deceased. There are also a brother, Bert YOUNG of near Leiters Ford, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Sharon church, the Rev. John WALTON, of the Leiters Ford M.E. church, officiating. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Tuesday, August 1, 1939

Mrs. Albertus VanDIEN, Jr. and Mrs. Ray SHELTON left this afternoon for Corwiss, Iowa, called by the death of Mrs. Van Dien's father, Nicholas KELCH.

Charles W. MacVEAN of the Rochester greenhouses is in LeRoy, N.Y., called there by the death of his brother, Jerome [MacVEAN], aged about 53, who was a drowning victim. No particulars were known here today. Jerome MacVean was a bachelor, but there are several other brothers and sisters aside from the local man, who is a native of LeRoy. Funeral services and burial are to be held Wednesday at 10 o'clock in LeRoy.

Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy HEWERTON SECRIST, aged 61, who for many years was a summer resident of Lake Manitou, and who died at her home, 3345 Guilford avenue, Indianapolis, Sunday night, will be held from the Flanner and Buchanan mortuary in Indianapolis at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will [be] in Crown Hill cemetery at Indianapolis.
Mrs. Secrist was born in Indianapolis December 15, 1877 and had lived in Indianapolis and Marion county all of her life. Mrs. Secrist spent the winter months in Miami, Florida and the summer months in her cottage in Best View Park on the shore of Lake Manitou. She was a member of the Episcopal church.
Survivors are the husband, George H. SECRIST; a son, George B. (Brad) [SECRIST], Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Winifred RADEL, Miami; a brother, Emory HOWERTON, Indianapolis, and four sisters, Mrs. Cory CARSON, Acton, and Mrs. Edith AVELS, Mrs. Grace GREBE and Mrs. Effie SHOCK, Indianapolis.

Friday, August 4, 1939

Mrs. Edith Anna COOPER, 44, wife of Harry COOPER, Newcastle township farmer and member of the Fulton county council, died at 9:15 o'clock Friday morning in the Woodlawn hospital, following a major operation performed several weeks ago. She had been in ill health for 14 weeks. The cooper farm home is located 12 miles northeast of Rochester, near Talma.
She was born in Noblesville July 17, 1895 and came to Fulton county to reside with her parents, Doris and Estella TRANBARGER, 36 years ago. In a ceremony performed at Talma on November 6, 1934, she was married to Harry Cooper.
Mrs. Cooper graduated from Rochester high school in 1914. She entered the local high school in her sophomore year after completing the freshman year in the Talma high school.

Mrs. Cooper was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, the Ladies Aid of the Talma Christian church, and of the Eastern Star lodge in Rochester.
Survivors are the husband; father, who resides in Rochester; brother, Emmett TRANBARGER of Decatur, Ill.; and Shirley [TRANBARGER], at home. The mother and a son, Earl [COOPER], preceded her in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Talma Christian church at two o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. BARNABY, pastor of the First Baptist church at Mentone, officiating, assisted by Rev. D. S. PERRY. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Saturday, August 5, 1939

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Harry COOPER, who died in Woodlawn hospital Friday morning, will be held from the Christian church in Talma at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in charge of the Rev. James BARNABY, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Mentone, assisted by the Rev. D. S. PERRY. Burial will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mrs. Cooper died following an operation performed seven weeks ago. She had been in ill health for 14 weeks. Mrs. Cooper had been a resident of Fulton county for 36 years and was a graduate of Rochester High school.
The body is at the Cooper farm home in Newcastle township 12 miles northeast of Rochester, near Talma.

Dan BRYANT, aged 77, a life resident of the Athens community, died at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning, at his home in Athens from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered one week ago. He had been in ill health for several years.
The deceased was born on a farm north of Athens March 4, 1862. His parents were John and Emily BRYANT. In a ceremony, which was performed June 2, 1890, he was married to Miss Elizabeth SQUIRES.
Mr. Bryant for many years operated a barber shop in Athens, but in the past few years, has been the janitor of the Athens school building. He was a member of the Church of God at Athens.
Survivors are the widow; five daughters, Mrs. Ethel HILL, Mrs. Floyd LAMBERT and Mrs. Rex WOOD, all of Mishawaka; Mrs. Lee CHALK, South Bend, and Mrs. Omar WALTZ, Huntington; and a son, Guy B. BRYANT, of Rochester. A son, Omar BRYANT, and a daughter, Mrs. Edson BOWEN, preceded their father in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Athens at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Akron.

Monday, August 7, 1939

The death of Mrs. Iva MOORE WHITTENBERGER, 79, occurred Sunday at 4:30 a.m. in her home at Athens, after an illness of about six months. She was born in Ohio, had lived in Athens about 47 years, and was a member of the Christian church there. There are two daughters, Mrs. Robert RILEY of Aurora, Ill., Mrs. Justin MASTELLAR of Rochester and a son, Oscar MOORE of Niles, Mich. Funeral services at Athens United Brethren church Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Floyd HARDY of that church officiating. Burial in Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. [NOTE: Iva L. MOORE m. Miller H. WHITTENBERGER, Oct 22, 1919, per Fulton County M.R.; Iva L. MOORE, 1859-1939, bur beside Oliver MOORE, 1858-1917, Hoover's cemetery, Henry twp. -- W.C.T.]

Plymouth, Aug. 7. -- Mrs. Florence URSCHEL, aged 64, wife of former Democratic County Commissioner Jack URSCHEL, died at the Parkview hospital here at 10:45 Saturday morning, a week following a serious operation. She had been in poor health for several years.
With her husband, Mrs. Urschel had been a resident of Tippecanoe for more than 25 years where they both took part in the community life. She was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church. There are no children.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral home in Argos and was removed to the Urschel home Sunday morning.
Funeral services were held at the Tippecanoe church Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with Rev. BURGESS in charge. Burial was made at North Manchester.

Word was received here today of the death at her home in Ft. Wayne Sunday of Mrs. William [L.] [Minerva J. SICKMORE] WELTER, 76, a former resident of Argos. She had been ill three weeks of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Welter was born June 8, 1863 in Pulaski county, residing about 20 years in Argos and moved to Fort Wayne some 15 years ago. She was married Feb. 5, 1883 at Burr Oak. Three sons preceded their mother in death and three are living, Harry [WELTER] of Ft. Wayne, Elmer [WELTER] of Lawrence, Ind., and Ray [WELTER] of Gt. Falls, Mont. There also survive the husband, a sister, Mrs. Sherman OVERMYER, of Rochester, and a brother, Philip SICKMORE of Culver. Funeral services Thursday afternoon at 2:30 (CST) in Grossman funeral home at Argos, where the body has been taken. The Rev. Roy KNIGHT of Argos M.E. church will officiate. Burial at Maple Grove cemetery.

Claude STUDEBAKER yesterday received word of the death of his uncle, E. J. STUDEBAKER, which occurred in a hospital in Kokomo. The deceased was a former resident of Liberty township, where he was a farmer. Following is an account of the death of Mr. Studebaker, which was taken from today's issue of a Kokomo newspaper:
E. J. Studebaker, 71, of 808 East Sycamore street, Kokomo resident for many years, died at 8 o'clock Sunday morning at the Good Samaritan hospital, where he had been since last Friday. Death was attributed to a complication of stomach ailments.
Mr. Studebaker was a former city councilman, having served two terms, one under Mayor BROUSE and the other in the administration of Mayor PUCKETT. He was a barber and opened a shop in the Frances hotel in 1896, and continued in that business for 22 years, after which he was a salesman for a barbers' supply company.
He married Miss Nellie JULIAN, daughter of the Rev. Nathan JULIAN, in Fulton county, Jan. 8, 1889, and Mrs. Studebaker, with a brother, F. L. STUDEBAKER, of 524 East Walnut street, survive. He was born in Fulton county March 29, 1868. He was a member of the Grace M.E. church and the Masonic lodge.
Mr. Studebaker had a host of friends in the community and was very popular during his entire lifetime in the community.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Grace M.E church with the Rev. L. W. KEMPER officiating. Burial will be in Crown Point cemetery.

Tuesday, August 8, 1939

Arthur R. GILLESPIE, 43, 6108 Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, a former resident of Kewanna, died in a hospital in Chicago at 5:10 p.m. Monday from a heart ailment. He had been ill for four weeks.
The deceased was born in Kewanna on February 12, 1895 and was the son of C. F. and Anna (EPLER) GILLESPIE. He was married to Essie WALTERS of Logansport on June 4, 1918.
Mr. Gillespie was a railroad employee and was employed in Kewanna, Logansport and Chicago at various times. He was a member of the railroad men's brotherhood.
Survivors are the widow; daughter, Mary Alice [GILLESPIE], at home; three brothers, Fremont [GILLESPIE], Ft. Wayne; Jack [GILLESPIE], Roann, and Theodore [GILLESPIE] of Plymouth, and three sisters, Mrs. Nita BARNETT and Mrs. Una WILSON of Kewanna and Miss Barbara GILLESPIE of Cleveland, Ohio. A son, Gene [GILLESPIE], died in infancy.
The body was returned to the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. Funeral services will be held in Kewanna at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with interment in the Shafer cemetery near Kewanna.

Mr. and Mrs. J. O. SULLIVAN and daughter, Miss Freda [SULLIVAN], were called to Huntington Tuesday by the death of Mr. Sullivan's mother, Mrs. George RICKERT.

Mrs. Victor [Lucille WALTER] SCHROEDER, 24, died in Holland, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning, following childbirth.
Mrs. Schroeder lived in Rochester from 1926 to 1932 while her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert WALTER, were residents of this city. Her father was a mortician and was employed by Val ZIMMERMAN.
Mr. Walter now operates an undertaking parlor in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. Mrs. Schroeder attended Rochester high school and had a number of friends in this city.
She was born in Napoleon, Ohio January 12, 1915. She was married to Victor SCHROEDER in a ceremony performed at Ridgeville Corners. He is the manager of a grocery at Holland. Mrs. Schroeder was a member of the Lutheran church.
Survivors are the husband, parents, four sisters, Mrs. Donald MUSSELMAN of this city, Stella Marie [WALTER] and Wilma [WALTER] of Ridgeville Corners and two brothers, Luther WALTER and Robert WALTER, Jr., both of Ridgeville Corners.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Winamac, Ind., Aug. 8. -- Michael JOYCE, 84, retired farmer, died at his home in Ora, Starke county, after an illness of one week.
Surviving are the widow, Emma [JOYCE], a brother, Daniel [JOYCE], of Hammond, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary HILL of Walkerton and Mrs. Dora SLOAN and Mrs. Lavina LIBBY of Three Rivers, Mich.
The body was removed to the reidence Monday after being prepared for burial at the Kennedy funeral home here.
Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at the Ora church with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, August 9, 1939

Mrs. Ida WALLER, 56, Macy rural route No. 2, died of a complication of ailments in Central hospital, Indianapolis, yesterday. She had been ill for 10 years.
The body is to be shipped to Baxter, Tenn., where funeral services and interment will be conducted.
Survivors include the husband, Wade WALLER; a son, Olen WALLER, of Floydada, Tex., and a sister and two brothers, Miss Della OAKES, of Columbus, Tenn.; Isaac OAKES, Peru rural route No. 1, and Samuel OAKES, of Nashville, Tenn.
The deceased was a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Victor SCHROEDER (Lucille WALTER), who died in Holland, O., Tuesday, following childbirth, will be held at the Walter residence in Ridgeville Corners, O., at 1:30 p.m. (EST) Friday, and in the Lutheran church there a half hour later. The child, a daughter, is living. A number of Rochester friends will attend the funeral of the former local woman.

There has been a change made in the funeral arrangements for Arthur R. GILLESPIE, former Kewanna resident, who died in Chicago Monday. Services will be at the Harrison funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 instead of Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. J. W. NIELL, pastor of the Kewanna Methodist church, will be in charge and burial will be made in the Shafer cemetery near Kewanna.

Thursday, August 10, 1939

Mrs. Clarence MORRETT, 64, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening at her farm home four and a half miles east of Akron after an illness of several years due to heart trouble.
The deceased was a life resident of the Akron community and was born on a farm near Beaver Dam, May 3 1875, the daughter of John and Nancy HART. In a ceremony performed in Akron, she was married to Clarence MORRETT.
Survivors are husband; four daughters, Mrs. Clyde KING and Mrs. Laura RITENOW, Toledo, Ohio; Miss Anna MORRETT, Logansport, and Mrs. Frenda MILLER, Akron; three sons, Everett MORRETT, Elkhart; Carl MORRETT, Toledo, Ohio and Wilbur MORRETT, Akron; brother, Dan HART, Denver, and a sister, Mrs. Milo HARROLD, Athens. Three children preceded their mother in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Lee HILL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at the west edge of Akron.
The body of Mrs. Morrett has been moved to the home of her daughter, Mrs. MILLER in Akron, where friends may pay their respects until the hour of the last rites.

Nancy Kay McNEIL, aged about two weeks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald McNEIL, died Wednesday morning in the home of the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. CAMBLIN near Lake Manitou. The baby had been ill four days. The parents and grandparents are the only survivors. Private funeral services were held today at the Camblin residence.

Saturday, August 12, 1939

Word was received here today of the death at 11 o'clock last night in his Tippecanoe home of Elijah McINTYRE, 72, of complications incident to old age. He had been ill several years. Mr. McIntyre was born in Athens, Sept. 29, 1866, but had resided in Tippecanoe for 41 years. He was the son of Elliott and Lear McINTYRE and farmed most of his life. There survive the widow, Lillie [McINTYRE]; three daughters, Mrs. Tressa WARD of Niles, Mich., Mrs. Henrietta BRYANT of Rochester and Mrs. Opal OLDFATHER, of Rochester; four sons, Condia [McINTYRE] of Rochester, and Devaughn [McINTYRE], Adolph [McINTYRE] and Elliott [McINTYRE] at home; and one brother, Frank [McINTYRE] of Niles. Funeral services Monday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock (CST) in the Methodist church at Tippecanoe, the Rev. Peter HANSTRA officiating. Burial at Tippecanoe. The body is now at the McIntyre home. The late Dan McINTYRE of Rochester was a brother of the dead man.

Word has been received at the COLE BROTHERS Circus winter quarters here of the death last Wednesday in Roanoke, Va., of Mrs. Irene LEGGETT, a performer in the Russell Brothers Circus.
Death was due to a broken neck sustained when Mrs. Leggett fell from a trailer. The Russell Brothers Circus is motorized.
The information received here was meager but indicated that Mrs. Leggett had been poisoned from something she had eaten and becoming faint went to the door of the trailer, fainted and was injured in the fall onto a cement highway.
The deceased was the divorced wife of Fred LEGGETT who for many years was the ringmaster of circuses which made their winter quarters in Peru.
Mrs. Leggett was an elephant trainer and equestrienne. She had toured with a number of circuses and was with Cole Brothers for the first two years it was on the road after organization in Rochester.

Monday, August 14, 1939

Mrs. Grover WAINSCOTT, aged 39, died at 1:45 o'clock Monday morning in a Logansport hospital after an illness of three months due to heart trouble and other complications. The Wainscott home is at 1130 Elm street. Mr. Wainscott is the manager of the O'Day Oil Company service station in this city.
Mrs. Wainscott was born near Wilton, Ill., on June 7, 1900. She has lived in Fulton county ten years moving here from South Bend. Mrs. Wainscott has lived in Rochester for five years and at Richland Center for five years where her husband owned a general store. She was married to Mr. Wainscott, September 22, 1920, at Peoria, Ill.
Surviving are the husband; a son Donald WAINSCOTT at home; mother, Mrs. Minnie SCHRIVER, Peoria, Ill.; five sisters, Mrs. Ines PAULSEN, Chicago; Mrs. Mildred McMANAWAY, Mrs. Elma MARCHAND, Mrs. Elsie ROBBINS and Mrs. Dorothea McCOY, all of Peoria, Ill., and three brothers, George [SCHRIVER], Fred [SCHRIVER] and Lewis [SCHRIVER] also of Peoria.
Friends may pay their respects at Foster funeral home in West Sixth street until 8 o'clock Tuesday morning at which time the body will be taken to the Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria, Ill., where the last rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be made in the Parkview cemetery in Peoria.

Tuesday, August 15, 1939

Mrs. Ella A. NOYER, 78, a life resident of Henry township, died at 6 o'clock Monday evening at her home in West Rochester street, Akron. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of three years, the last five days of which were critical.
The deceased died in the same house where she was born. She was the daughter of Jacob and Mary (McCLOUD) WHITTENBERGER, who were pioneer residents of Akron.
The house has never been occupied by anyone but the members of the Jacob Whittenberger family. Mrs. Ina BRUNDIGE is now the only living immediate survivor of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. WHITTENBERGER and she shared the home with her sister, Mrs. Noyer.

Mrs. Noyer was educated in the schools at Akron and after her marriage to Lawson M. NOYER, in a ceremony performed in Rochester December 23, 1879, she moved to a farm near Akron to reside.
Survivors are two sons, Don O. NOYER, Akron, and Dr. Ralph W. NOYER, dean of education at Ball State college at Muncie; daughter, Mrs. Lois WESTLEY, Grand Island, Neb.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Florence VanDUYNE, Hammond and Miss Jeanne NOYER of Akron; three grandsons, Robert O. NOYER, Muncie, Richard N. [WESTLEY] and John L. WESTLEY, Grand Island, Neb.; sister, Mrs. Ina BRUNDIGE; half-sister, Mrs. Sarah E. SHAFER, Akron, and a number of nieces and nephews
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, August 16, 1939

Word was received here today of the death of Simeon COLEN, 80, a former resident of the Talma community, who succumbed Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary RYAN, in East Gary. Members of the family were in Gary today. Burial is to be made in Rochester.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy BUNDY, who are spending the summer at Lake Manitou, received word today that Mrs. Bundy's mother, Mrs. Myrtle HAVERFIELD, died following a heart attack on the way to her home in Flushing, Ohio, Tuesday. Mrs. Haverfield had been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bundy for the past week. Mr. Bundy is the orchestra leader at the COLONIAL HOTEL and Terrace Gardens.

Thursday, August 17, 1939

Committal services for Simeon COPLEN, aged 80, former Newcastle township resident who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary RYAN in East Gary Tuesday, will be held in the Rochester Odd Fellows Cemetery at 2 p.m. Friday. The last rites will be in charge of Rev. G. J. LONG, pastor of Trinity Evangelical Church.
The deceased had lived with his daughter for the past three years but had been a farmer residing near Talma and near Logansport. Death was due to complications incident to old age. He had been in ill health for one year but was seriously sick but a few days.
Mr. Coplen was born on a farm in Marshall county, northwest of Mentone, December 18, 1858. His parents were Elijah and Mary (HORN) COPLEN. In a ceremony which was performed at Talma, July 10, 1879, he was married to Sarah BALL who died in 1916.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. RYAN; brother, Hiram E. COPLEN, Frankfort; three sisters, Mrs. Frank R ROSS, Pasadena, Calif., Mrs. Tena BEEHLER and Mrs. Sam FRIEND, both of Rochester, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Four children preceded their father in death.

Friday, August 18, 1939

Mrs. Catherine H. WARNER, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William STALEY, who lives three miles east of Fulton, at 8:30 o'clock Thursday evening. Death was due to injuries which she suffered in a fall seven months ago when she fractured a hip.
The decedent, whose maiden name was Catherine YOST, had been a resident of Fulton county for 50 years moving here from her birthplace in Henry county. She was the daughter of Levi and Mary YOST and was born December 5, 1855.
In a ceremony which was performed in Peru, June 25, 1878, she was married to Martin WARNER who died several years ago. The Warners lived on a farm in Liberty township for a number of years. Mrs. Warner was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth MUSSELMAN, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Elitha WEAVER, Nosick, Mich., and Mrs. STALEY; sister, Mrs. Mary Jane BOUSLOW, Sulphur Springs; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Fulton United Brethren church with the Rev. J. W. MILLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Saturday, August 19, 1939

Mrs. Donald APPLEMAN, 47, of Disko, died Friday at a hospital in Logansport where she had been a patient for 10 years. Private funeral services at Lukenbill chapel at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Mr. WALTON officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. [NOTE: See Monday, August 21, 1939 issue of The News-Sentinel, which corrects above to refer to Donald APPLEMAN, not Mrs. Donald APPLEMAN. -- W.C.T.]

Zela Estaline REYBURN, aged eight years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence REYBURN of Fulton, died at 5:00 o'clock this morning in the Riley hospital at Indianapolis, where she was taken Wednesday, following development of a streptococcic infection. She had undergone a tonsilectomy Aug. 1, but the infection was not from the operation. The girl was born in Peru Nov. 16, 1930 and was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Sunday school. There survive, aside from the parents, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank KRATHWOHL of near Twelve Mile, and the paternal grandfather, Charles REYBURN, of near Peru. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Isaac S. STURGEON, aged 82, a former resident of Richland township, died at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter in Caledonia, Ohio, near Marion, Ohio. Death was due to complications incident to old age. He had been seriously ill for two weeks.
The deceased was born in Aubbeenaubbee township, September 1, 1856, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh STURGEON. In the spring of 1887, at Richland Center, he was married to Miss Rebecca RUNNELLS, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Sturgeon followed the occupation of farming for many years in Richland township. Three years ago he went to Caledonia, Ohio to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. F. E. REISH. He was a member of the Methodist church at Richland Center.
Survivors other than the daughter are a son, Orland STURGEON, who resides on a farm near Richland Center, and a brother, William STURGEON, of Cherry Vale, Kansas.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Richland Center at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Richland Center.
The body will be brought to the Foster funeral home in West Sixth street Sunday morning, where friends may pay their respects until the hour of the last rites.

Mr. and Mrs. Archie MILLER left today for Chicago, where they were called by the death of Mrs. Fanny ULGAR, mother-in-law of Lucius MILLER, formerly of this city.

Monday, August 21, 1939

Frank ONSTOTT, aged 72, retired farmer and life resident of this community, died at his home, 501 East Ninth street, at 8 o'clock Monday morning.
Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several years. He had been seriously ill since Saturday night.
The deceased was born in Rochester and for a number of years resided on a farm near this city, retiring several years ago.
Full data for an obituary could not be obtained until the arrival here of the only daughter, Mrs. James MOORE, Columbus, Ohio, who is now on a motor tour in Canada.
Survivors, other than the daughter, are three grandchildren of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Mrs. John HOLMAN, and a brother, Isaac ONSTOTT, both of this city.

Private funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Lukenbill chapel at Leiters Ford for Donald APPLEMAN, 47, who died Friday at Logansport. Burial was in the nearby I.O.O.F. cemetery. Through misunderstanding, the News-Sentinel Saturday stated that Mrs. Appleman had died.

Tuesday, August 22, 1939

Funeral services for Frank ONSTOTT, aged 72, who died at his home, 501 East Ninth street, Monday morning, will be held from the residence at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. The Rev. Charles MILLS will be in charge and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Onstott was a life resident of this community. He was born here on a farm near Rochester, May 29, 1867, the son of Isaac and Susan (BABCOCK) ONSTOTT. His wife, who died June 30, 1931, was Miss Viola E. MILLER.
Mr. Onstott died at his home at 8 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of six weeks due to complications. During his life time he was a gravel contractor, but since retiring several years ago he had spent his time managing his farm south of this city in Road 31.
Mr. Onstott was a devout member of the First Baptist church of this city and was an active member of the Rochester Odd Fellows lodge.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. James R. MOORE of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren, Ralph MOORE, Mrs. Frances TILLMAN and Miss Joanne MOORE, all of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. John HOLMAN, and a brother, Isaac ONSTOTT, both of this city.

Thursday, August 24, 1939

Mrs. Sarah SHAFFER, aged 88, oldest resident of Akron, died at her home in the southeastern part of that city at 9 o'clock this morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of four weeks.
The deceased was a life resident of Akron and was born there May 1, 1851. Her parents were William and Mary SHELT. Her husband was Virgil SHAFFER, Civil War veteran, who died several years ago. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Christian Church at Akron.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Eva SHAFFER, Akron; half-sister, Mrs. Inez BRUNDIGE, Akron; grandson Virgil SHAFFER and a granddaughter, Mrs. Sarah GREEN, both of Greenville, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held from the Shaffer residence in Akron at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery at the side of her husband.

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Alla M. MONTGOMERY, aged 88, which occurred at her home in Long Beach, Cal., August 17. Death was due to infirmities incident to old age.
The deceased was the widow of the late Commodore MONTGOMERY, who long resided on a farm a mile west of this city in the Burton Road. She was born in Independence, Mo., and had lived in Long Beach since 1913, moving to the California city from Rochester. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Survivors are two sins, Guy D. MONTGOMERY, Los Angeles, Cal., and Wilson MONTGOMERY, Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary BLOOM, Oxnard, Cal.; Mrs. Fred HOFFMAN, Long Beach, Cal.; and Mrs. Lettie HOOVER, in West Virginia; and a brother, Charles SHOUP, of San Francisco, Cal.
Several children in addition to the husband preceded Mrs. Montgomery in death. They were Robert MONTGOMERY, Cincinnati, Ohio; Charles MONTGOMERY, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Edward MURPHY of this city; Dora [MONTGOMERY] and Hugh [MONTGOMERY], who died in infancy.
Funeral services were held in Long Beach with interment there on August 19th.

Friday, August 25, 1939

Word has been received by relatives here of the death of Joe GRAY, 79, of Argos, a former resident of this community, who died Thursday afternoon following a long illness. Surviving him are his widow, Nora (RICHARDSON) GRAY, and two sons, Forest [GRAY] and Bert [GRAY], both at home. The funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos, with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.
Jobe (Joe) GRAY was born to Henson and Florina GRAY, July 23 1860 in Ripley county, Indiana. He had lived in Argos since 1911. On November 9, 1889 he was united in marriage with Nora Richardson in a ceremony performed in Rochester.
The wife and two sons, Forrest [GRAY] and Burt [GRAY], all of Argos, survive.

Edwin S. TURNER, 73, retired merchant, died at his home on North Michigan street in Argos at 10:30 p.m. Thursday following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at Argos Methodist church Sunday at 3 p.m. (CST) with the Rev. R. W. KNIGHT and the Rev. A. M. THOMAS in charge of the services. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery near Argos.
Mr. Turner was born to Levi and Sarah TURNER June 3, 1866 in Carroll county, Indiana. Forty-five years ago, he moved to Argos where on March 12, 1896 he married Harriett M. PICKERL. He was member of the Masonic Lodge No. 399.
On daughter, Mrs. Franc BREWER and two grandchildren, all of Argos, survive. His wife preceded him in death by nine years and a daughter, Rosmand [TURNER], died in 1921.
The body will be returned to the home from Grossman funeral chapel this evening.

Peoria, Ill., Aug. 25. -- Mrs. Henrietta WOODS, 71, Rochester, Ind., died of a heart attack late Wednesday afternoon en route to Peoria in a fruitless ambulance dash. She was stricken while vacationing with her family near Tuscarora.

Saturday, August 26, 1939

Culver, Ind., Aug. 26. -- Mrs. Mary E. ADAMS, 82, widow of Henry E. ADAMS, Civil War veteran, died at her home here Friday morning following an illness of three months.
She was a member of the local Methodist church.
The Adams family moved to Culver from near Kewanna in 1910 and Mr. Adams passed away in 1918.
Surviving [the] aged lady are two daughters, Mrs. Edith BENSON of California and Mrs. Milo SMITH of Wyoming, and four sons, D. B. [ADAMS] and H. C. ADAMS of Denver, Colo.; Earl ADAMS of Wyoming, and Carl ADAMS of Culver.
The body will be returned to the home from the Easterday funeral parlors here Saturday. Friends are invited to call at the home
Funeral rites will be held at the Culver Methodist church at two o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Richard PENGILLY and Rev. Fred HOVIS in charge. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery in Pulaski county. [NOTE: Pleasant Hill cemetery is in Union township, Fulton county. -- W.C.T.]

Monday, August 28, 1939

Mrs. Rosetta CAREY, 66, former resident of the Mentone neighborhood, passed away Saturday evening 11 o'clock at her home in Bourbon. Mrs. Carey had been in ill health for the past two years, suffering from complications.
The deceased who was the daughter of Alvin and Elizabeth NEWELL was born in Kosciusko county, October 23rd, 1872. In 1900 she was united in marriage with John F. CAREY. Her husband preceded her in death last May. Mr. Carey had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Kosciusko and Fulton counties.
The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Goldie JEFFERIES, of Mentone; Mrs. Hattie WOODS, of Burket; Mrs. Clarabelle FLORY and Mrs. Pearl JOYCE, both of Bourbon; two sons, Floyd [CAREY], of Ft. Wayne, and Rex [CAREY], of Tippecanoe; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie McINTIRE, of Tippecanoe; Mrs. Lottie HUBBARD, of Tiosa; Mrs. Manda HUNTER, of Bluffton; and Mrs. Meda BRIGHT, of Rochester; two brothers, George NEWELL, of Rochester, and Jess NEWELL, of Mentone; and her father, Alvin NEWELL, of this city.
Rites in charge of the Rev. Peter HANSTRA will be held Tuesday afternoon two o'clock (CST) at the Carey home in Bourbon. Interment will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. James O. SULLIVAN and daughter, Freeda [SULLIVAN], were called to South Whitley Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Sullivan's sister, Mrs. Tobe KREIDER, who died Saturday.

Tuesday, August 29, 1939

Wabash, Aug. 29. -- An accident which took the life of one man from near Akron and injured seven, occured on state road 13 north of Urbana Sunday evening. Herman BEHRENDS of Disko died of injuries sustained and his two sons are confined to the hospital.
The Behrends family moved to this country from Germany and there are no relatives living in this country. Deceased is survived by the widow and two sons, Walter [BEHRENDS] 17, and John [BEHRENDS] 19. The body rests at the Summe funeral home at Silver Lake.
Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday at 2:30, the Rev. Daniel

SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment will be made in the Akron cemetery.

Perrysburg, Ind., Aug. 29. -- Mrs. Edward MOYER, 48, died Sunday night at her home here after an illness of 12 hours. Cause of her death has not been determined.
Born here on April 27, 1891, she had been a resident of Miami county all her life. She was the daughter of the late Chief Francis GODFREY who is also deceased. Her great-great-grandmother was Francis SLOCUM who was captured by the Indians in Pennsylvania and brought to the Middle West. She married Edward MOYER on June 2, 1911.
Survivors include the husband, Edward; one son, Ellsworth LeRoy [MOYER] of Wisconsin; two brothers, Joseph GODFREY of Peru, Ind., and Harold [GODFREY] of Chicago; and one sister, Mrs. Pauline HEWITT of Peru.

Mrs. Anna Rosella [LARGE COOPER] BECK, 70, a life-long resident of Fulton county, passed away Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the home of her son, Esta, near Tiosa. Mrs. Beck had been in ill health for several years, suffering from sugar diabetes. Her condition became extremely grave early last June, it was stated.
Mrs. Beck, who was the daughter of James and Catherine LARGE, was born on a farm in Fulton county, Feb. 24th, 1869, and practically all of her life was spent in the vicinity of Tiosa. In 1897 she was united in marriage with Mel COOPER who preceded in death. Her second marriage was solemnized October 3rd, 1926 when she became the wife of Thomas BECK. Mr. Beck died two years ago. The deceased was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist Church and the Gleaners Lodge of Akron.
The survivors are a son, Esta [BECK], of Tiosa; two sisters, Mrs. Clara BUTLER of Rochester, and Mrs. Sarah MOORE of North Judson and a brother, Frank LARGE, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Sand Hill church. Rev. ZECHIEL of the Sand Hill Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, August 31, 1939

Mrs. Marguerite MILLER received a telegram this morning, announcing the death of Mrs. Stella NICUM, wife of Dr. W. V. NICUM of Dayton, Ohio. The Nicums have a number of friends in this city where they have visited many times. Dr. Nicum and Mrs Miller were engaged by the same lecture bureau for nine years, therefore the announcement of Mrs. Nicum's sudden passing, comes as a shock to her close friends.

Mrs. Carolyn [HOSTETLER] CASPER, 86, life-long resident of Miami county, passed away at six o'clock Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tris BOSWELL, of near Peru. Mrs. Casper was the mother of Harry V. CASPER, former clerk-treasurer of the City of Rochester.
Other survivors are: two sons, Walker CASPER, of Fulton; Curtis CASPER, of California; four daughters, Mrs. Oda RICHER, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Zera GROVES, of Webster City, Iowa; Mrs. John HOLMES, of near Peru; Mrs. Iris BOSWELL, of near Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen BARNETT, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Laura GROVES, of Peru; and three brothers, Grant HOSTETLER, of Peru; Jacob HOSTETLER, of Belleville, Kans.; and Gideon HOSTETLER, of Peru.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, one o'clock at the Erie United Brethren church, near Peru.

Saturday, September 2, 1939

Forrest E. TODD, of Logansport, former resident of Kewanna, Ind., passed away Friday afternoon at the Cass County hospital. Death came in the wake of an appendectomy operation which was undergone three days ago.
Mr. Todd, who was 31 years of age, operated a bakery shop in Kewanna for several years. He was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Joseph TODD, of Lucerne. Mr. Todd was united in marriage with Imogene LINDEN of Kewanna on September 5, 1935. At the time of his demise he was employed as a salesman for a Logansport bakery.
The survivors are his widow, a son Robert Earl [TODD], and four sisters, Mrs. Thelma WATSON of Logansport; Mrs. Fay YOUNG, of Culver; Mrs. Lois RUDD, of South Whitley and Mrs. Mildred TUCKER, of South Bend.
Rites will be held in the Chase and Miller chapel, Logansport, Ind., on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. Frances REESE. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Mexico, Ind., Sept. 2. -- Mrs. Catherine KINZIE, 71, wife of Jacob KINZIE, died at the family home here at 6:35 o'clock Friday evening of paralysis following an illness since February.
Born at Santa Fe, Ind., on Aug. 3, 1868, the deceased was married to Mr. Kinzie on Dec. 13, 1896, in Mexico. She was the daughter of Thaddeus and Pertima KESSLER KEYES. A member of the Methodist church, she had resided here since she was 19 years old.
Survivors include two children: Ruth [KINZIE], Indianapolis; and Mrs. Richard HURST, Bluffton; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. George BALSBAUGH, North Manchester, Ind.; Schuyler [KEYES], of Peru; John [KEYES], Charles [KEYES] and Fred [KEYES], all of Mexico.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. O. P. VAN in charge. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery.
The body will be returned to the residence from the Kline funeral home at Denver this afternoon.

Mrs. Viola G. McKINSEY, 49, life-long resident of Kewanna passed away at 12:05 at her home in that town, Saturday morning. Death resulted from complications. Mrs. McKinsey had been in ill health for the past year.
Mrs. McKinsey, who was the daughter of Byron E. and Lucy SLICK was born in Kewanna, April 28th, 1890. On April 12, 1911 she was united in marriage with Harlan McKINSEY. Mr. McKinsey is a rural letter carrier at Kewanna. The deceased was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Rural Letter Carriers Association of Kewanna.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Charles W. MILLICE, of Fayetteville, N.C.; a son, Byron McKINSEY, of Chicago; a granddaughter, Judith Ann MILLICE, and two sisters, Mrs. Harold CARTER, of Dunkirk, Ind., and Mrs. Fred GRUBE, of Kewanna.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. W. NEAL will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Kewanna Methodist church. Interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 o'clock at the church Monday.

Tuesday, September 5, 1939

Robert Eugene [LUSE], 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter LUSE of Plymouth died in a hospital at Plymouth Saturday afternoon from injuries he received Friday night in a cross roads collision three miles south of Plymouth.
The boy was riding with his father and Ed KANSAR of Plymouth when their car collided with one driven by Mrs. Eldon THOMAS of Fulton, a former resident of Plymouth, whose husband operates a lumber yard at Fulton. Mrs. Thomas' daughter, Shirley Jean [THOMAS], 10, and Maxine DEIPERT, 14, of Plymouth were in the Thomas car.
The Luse car turned over after the collision. Mr. Luse suffered several fractured ribs. None of the occupants of the Thomas car were injured seriously. Robert's death was due to a fracture of the skull.

Albert FOUTS, 76, and his wife Elizabeth [FOUTS], 73, both of Denver were killed instantly at 6 o'clock Monday evening when their car collided with one driven by Miss Gladys KANUSS, 20, of Deedsville at a cross roads a mile east of Denver.
The aged Denver couple were being driven by their daughter, Mrs. Lillian FLORA, 53, of Denver. The fourth passenger in the car was Kenneth KEIM, aged 4, great-grandson of the Fouts. Mrs. Flora sustained a disolcated hip, scalp wounds and hand injuries. Her condition is serious. The Kline child suffered minor cuts and bruises.
Miss Kanuss, who was riding alone, suffered a brain concussion. She and Miss Flora were taken to the Dukes hospital in Peru. Donald MYERS of this city was one of the first to arrive at the scene of the accident and took the injured to the Peru hospital in his car. The smoke from a grass fire along road 16, it is believed, blinded the drivers of both cars thus causing the fatal accident.

Merl L. MOORE, aged 22, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from injuries which he received Thursday night at a street intersection in Fulton when an auto driven by Arthur HUNT, 22, of Marshtown and a motorcycle which he was riding, collided. In the accident Moore suffered internal injuries, peritonitis later developing.
The deceased lived on a farm seven and a half miles south of Rochester with his parents, Frank [MOORE] and Nellie MOORE. He was a life resident of Fulton county having been born in Henry township and spending his entire lifetime on farms in the township of his birth and in Liberty township.
Mr. Moore was born January 28, 1917 and was a farm laborer. He attended the Church of God at Akron.
Survivors other than the parents are two brothers, Alfred MOORE, Macy, and Earl MOORE at home; four sisters, Mrs. Marie BERGER and Mrs. Rosie GREGORY both of Macy, Alice [MOORE] and Pauline [MOORE] both at home and the paternal grandfather, Albert MOORE of Akron.
Short funeral services were held from the Moore farm home in Liberty township at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after which the cortege left for Akron where the last rites were held in the Church of God with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery at Akron.

John W. CARVEY, 76, well-known contractor of Macy, Ind., passed away Monday evening, 10:20 o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. L. Tombaugh, who resides north of this city on U.S. highway 31. Mr. Carvey had been in ill health for the past three years,

suffering from Bright's disease. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout northern Indiana. He retired from active business duties several years ago.
John W., son of Peter M. and Margaret (KING) CARVEY was born in Macy, Ind., on December 6, 1862 and resided in that community throughout his entire life. In a ceremony solemnized at Macy on November 3, 1881 he was united in marriage with Harriet L. McGINNIS. Mr. Carvey was a member of the Macy Christian Church, the Masonic Order and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are his wife; five children, Mrs. J. L. [Garnet CARVEY] TOMBAUGH, of this city; Erret CARVEY, of Converse, Ind.; Lester CARVEY, of Macy; Miss Pauline CARVEY, of Peru, and Mrs. Orville [Nina CARVEY] FOOR, of Macy. [Seven] grandchildren also survive.
Final rites will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Macy Christian church. Rev. H. SCHONDELMEYER will be in charge of the services. The body was returned to the Carvey home in Macy, Tuesday afternoon, where friends may call. [Burial in Plainview cemetery, Macy, Ind. -- W.C.T.]

Mrs. Charles BRYAN, 67, died at her home, 309 East Fremont street, Argos at 9:30 o'clock Monday evening after an illness of three months due to dropsy.
The deceased had lived in Argos since she was five years old moving there with her parents, William and Christa ANDERSON, from Nappanee where she was born June 7, 1872.
She was married to Mr. Bryan in a ceremony which was performed in Argos in 1881. She was a member of the Argos Church of God.
Survivors are husband, four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie HOWARD, Plymouth, Mrs. Emma FULTS, New Carlisle, Mrs. Ellen EMIGH, South Bend and Mrs. Jane MILLER of Knox; and three brothers, Lafayette ANDERSON, Hamlet, Charles ANDERSON, Walkerton and Homer ANDERSON of Illinois.
The body was moved to the Grossman Funeral home in Argos where the last rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. (CST) Wednesday with Rev. R. W. KNIGHT, pastor of the Argos Methodist Church, 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 last rites.

Allen Devon LIECHTY, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman J. LIECHTY was buried in Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens yesterday afternoon. Death had come suddenly Saturday morning and was attributed to heart disease.
Mrs. Liechty was formerly Miss Mary Edna DUCKER of this vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Liechty now live in Goshen, Indiana. The survivors are the mother and father and two brothers, Howard [LIECHTY], four, and Harmon [LIECHTY], three.

James A. BABCOCK, 21 years of age, passed away at 1:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home on Main street, Fulton, Indiana. Death resulted from an anemic condition, following an illness of but a month. The young man, who was a former resident of Rochester, had resided in Fulton for 16 years.
The deceased, who was the son of Ray and Nellie (WAGONER) BABCOCK was born in Rochester on Nov. 30th, 1917. At the time of his demise he was partner in the general merchandising store operating under the firm name of BABCOCK AND SON in Fulton. James was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church. The young man graduated from the Fulton high school in 1937 and also completed a business course at the Manchester college.

The survivors are his parents and a sister, Mrs. Raymond COOK, all of Fulton, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Rev. J. W. MILLER assisted by Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of the Fulton Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body lies in state at the Babcock home in Fulton, where friends may call up until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs Nannie Inas [SELLS] GREER, aged 75, widow of John GREER, Civil war veteran, died at her farm home in the Sharon neighborhood west of this city Monday after an illness of several years due to complications.
The deceased was born in Fairbury, Illinois, August 16, 1864, the daughter of Basil and Mary SELLS. She was married to John GREER in 1881 who preceded her in death May 13, 1911. Mrs. Greer has lived in Fulton county for 45 years.
Survivors are six sons, Bert [GREER], Harry [GREER] and Raymond GREER of this city, James GREER, South Bend, Ralph GREER, Goshen, and Alfred GREER of Kokomo, a daughter, Mrs. Frank SHERRILL, Plymouth; three sisters, two brothers, 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Sadie [GREER], preceded her mother in death.
Funeral services will be held from the Sharon church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. John CALL in charge. Interment will be in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral home in West Sixth street where short services will be held Wednesday, prior to the hour of the last rites at the Sharon church.

Following an illness of several years' duration, Guy HOLLOWAY, 64, a retired painter and paper hanger, died at eight o'clock Monday morning, at his home south of this city.
Guy, son of Benjamin and Eliza HOLLOWAY was born in Akron, Ind., on Sept. 18, 1874. The deceased had been a resident of Fulton county throughout his entire life with the exception of two years spent in Ohio and Alabama.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Verna BALOUTH, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Marbell BAK, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary LAMBERFI of Nashville, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Flora PETERS, of Winona; Mrs. Lucy THOMAS, of Chicago and Mrs. Frank CARTER, of Parma; his mother; two brothers, Donald [HOLLOWAY] of Rochester and Max [HOLLOWAY], whose whereabouts are unknown.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.
The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Funeral home pending final funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, September 6, 1939

Friends in this city received word Tuesday afternoon of the death of Miss Frances HELT, aged 34, of Dana who passed away in a hospital at Clinton. Death followed an illness of one year due to complications.
The deceased was the teacher of the second grade in the Lincoln School building here for ten years resigning last January because of ill health.
She was born in Dana and received her education in the high school at Dana and Indiana State Teachers' college at Terre Haute where she was a member of the Omega Sigma Chi sorority. Miss Helt also was a member of the Methodist Church and the local chapter of the Tri Kappa sorority.

Survivors are her mother who resides in Dana and a brother Joseph HELT of Indianapolis. The father, Hiram HELT, died last March.
The funeral services will be held from Methodist church in Dana at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with burial in the cemetery in that city.

Friday, September 8, 1939

Peru, Ind., Sept. 8. -- Miss Cecelia RUSSO, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank RUSSO of 301 North Broadway of this city passed away at 2:20 o'clock Thursday afternoon in an Indianapolis hospital following a ten days' illness of typhoid fever.
She was born on June 9, 1918 in Peru.
Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Tony [RUSSO] and Sam [RUSSO], of Toledo, O.; a sister, Rose [RUSSO], also of Toledo; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. Charles' Catholic church with the Rev. Paul A. WALCH officiating. Burial is to be made in the Catholic cemetery. The body is at the Costin-Bond funeral home where friends may call.

Mrs. Katherine [WINEGART] COLWELL, aged 71, who had operated a home laundry in this city for a number of years died at her home, 556 East Eighth street, at 10:45 o'clock Thursday evening of complications. She had been ill since February.
The deceased was born in Buckeye, Iowa, April 17, 1868, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WINEGART. She was married to the late Basil COLWELL in 1887 in Illinois and had lived in this city for thirty years, moving here from Illinois.
Survivors are a son James COLWELL, at home, two brothers and two sisters.
The last rites will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. John CALL pastor of the Rochester Church of God officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizen's cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the hour of the last rites.

Daniel SMITH, aged 90 years, pioneer resident of Union township, passed away Friday morning, 12:10 o'clock at his farm home, four miles northwest of Kewanna. Death was attributed to a complication of diseases. Mr. Smith had been in a precarious condition for the past several months. His son Ray SMITH and wife resided with him for the past few years. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Pulaski counties.
Daniel, son of Samuel and Rachel SMITH, was born on a farm in Union township, July 25th, 1847, and resided in that community throughout his entire life. He was united in marriage with Evaline MOORE on November 26th, 1871. Mrs. Smith preceded in death a few years ago. Mr. Smith followed the occupation of farming until his retirement several years ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clara MYERS, of South Bend; Mrs. Elma NAFE, of Kewanna and three sons, Milo B. SMITH, of Clater, Colo., Guy SMITH, of South Bend, and Ray SMITH, of near Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Harrison Funeral home in Kewanna. Rev. Wyman HULL, of the Kewanna Baptist church will officiate. Interment will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Harrison Funeral home until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Emma J. [ZOOK] STUDEBAKER, 80, passed away Thursday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred BLACKETTER, who resides on South Main street, Fulton, Ind. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of ten weeks duration.
Mrs. Studebaker, who was the daughter of John and Mary ZOOK, was born May 4th, 1859 at Hagerstown, Ind. Practically all of her life was spent in Fulton county. Her husband, Joseph STUDEBAKER, preceded her in death eight years ago. She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. BLACKETTER of Fulton; Mrs. E. A. DENNIE, of Wyandotte, Mich.; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the United Brethren church of this city with the Rev. J. W. MILLER in charge. Burial is to be made in the Mausoleum here. The body will remain at the Ditmire funeral home until time of funeral, where friends may call.

Saturday, September 9, 1939

Lafayette, Ind., Sept. 9. -- One prospective Purdue university student was killed Friday and another was injured seriously when their "junker" automobile was struck by a Nickel Plate freight train.
Allen Wayne STOCKMAN, 17, son of George E. STOCKMAN of Bourbon, was killed. Eric CLARKE, 17, son of Harold E. CLARK [sic] of Plymouth, was injured.
The boys, classmates last year at Plymouth high school, had come here to enroll at Purdue.

Funeral services for J. A. STAHL, 77, who resided about three miles north of Macy, will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Macy Christian church. Rev. H. E. SCHONDELMAYER will officiate and burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery, west of Macy.
Mr. Stahl passed away Thursday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Velma Davis, of Hammond. The deceased's wife preceded him in death in 1936.
The survivors are: four sons, James W. STAHL, Edward J. STAHL, Davis E. STAHL, Joseph STAHL, all of Hammond, and two daughters, Mrs. Velma DAVIS, of Hammond and Mrs. Margaret BOWERS, of Dyer, Ind.

Tuesday, September 12, 1939

Following an illness of ten weeks duration, suffering from bronchial pneumonia, Emmett D. ESHELMAN of Akron, Ind., passed away at 2:40 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Woodlawn hospital, this city. Mr. Eshelman, who operated a dray line in Akron, had a host of friends throughout the eastern section of the county.
Emmett Devhaun [ESHELMAN], son of Adam and Ella ESHELMAN, was born in Akron, Ind., August 12th, 1898. He was united in marriage with Edith MIKESELL on January 6th, 1923. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen fraternal organization.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Garland [ESHELMAN], at home; his mother, Mrs. Ella ESHELMAN of Akron; three brothers, Chas. [ESHELMAN], of Bremen; Everett E. [ESHELMAN], of Rochester; Dever [ESHELMAN], of Akron, and a sister, Mrs. James HYDE, of Warsaw, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock at the Akron Church of God.

Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron.

Wednesday, September 13, 1939

Mrs. Viola SLUSSER, former resident of Macy, passed away Tuesday evening at her home in Peru, Ind. Death resulted from blood poisoning which started from an infection of the nose. Mrs. Slusser was ill but six days.
The deceased, who was the daughter of Albert and Ollie SMITH, was born in Fulton county on August 28, 1882. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage with Otto SLUSSER. Mrs. Slusser passed away July 21, 1939. The Slussers for many years resided at Macy, Ind.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Vern SOUTHERTON; two sons, Robert SLUSSER of Belleview, Ohio; Walter SLUSSER, of Mentor, Ohio; five grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Ollie SMITH; four brothers, Charles [SMITH] and Omer SMITH, of Rochester; Harold SMITH of Ft. Wayne; John SMITH of Macy; and six sisters, Mrs. Bertha CARTER; Mrs. Gertrude STAHL, Mrs. Lola COLLINS, Mrs. Sarah CHAPIN, all of Macy; Mrs. Lucy SEE, of Mt. Zion and Mrs. Edna CUMBERLAND, of Twelve Mile, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. H. J. SCHONDELMYER, will be held Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Macy Christian church. Interment will be made in the Plainview cemetery, west of Macy.

Thursday, September 14, 1939

Mrs. Mary Ellen THRUSH, aged 88, widow of Napoleon THRUSH, Civil war veteran, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening at her home, 1015 South Jefferson street, of a heart attack. She suffered the heart attack while eating supper and succumbed before medical aid arrived.
The deceased was born in Cass county September 27, 1850. Her parents were David and Julia CLINGER. She had lived practically her entire lifetime in Fulton county.
Mrs. Thrush had always been active in social and church circles here. She was a member of the Baptist Church and the Woman's Relief corps. Her husband died in 1912.
Surviving are five children, Rufus [THRUSH], James [THRUSH] and Mrs. Maude SCHREYER, all of Rochester; Mrs. Tina PALLUS, of Marion, O.; and Ralph [THRUSH], of Milwaukee, Wis.; and a brother, Charles [CLINGER], of Rochester; 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Four children preceded their mother in death.
The last rites will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, September 15, 1939

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Ernest [A.] FORD, 55, at the Jones funeral home in Wabash, Ind. Mr. Ford, who was a drug salesman for the Keifer-Stewart Drug Co. of Indianapolis, was former resident of this city, and had a wide circle of friends in this community.
Mr. Ford passed away Wednesday evening at the Eli Lilly Clinic, City hospital, Indianapolis, following a stroke of paralysis which was suffered a little more than a week ago.
The deceased, who was the son of James and Ida FORD, was born at Nicholasville, Ky., in 1884. He was a member of the Elks and the Masonic fraternal organizations at Wabash, and the Roberts Park Methodist church, Indianapolis.
The survivors are the widow, Bernice ADAMS FORD; two children, Mrs. Lucy EISENBERG, of Bristol, R.I.; James D. FORD, of Indianapolis and two sisters and a brother.

Daniel H. WITT, aged 68, of Elmira, N.Y., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lucy CAMPBELL, 1329 South Main street, antique shop owner, at 5:30 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to complications incident to old age.
Mr. Witt was born in Corning, N.Y., November 11, 1870, the son of Abe and Josephine WITT. His wife was Alice FOX. He was a traveling salesman in New York state for a number of years and was stricken with heart trouble two months ago while visiting in the home of his daughter.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters and two grandchildren.
The body was moved to the Todd funeral home in Kewanna, where it was prepared for burial and it will be taken to Elmira, N.Y. tonight where funeral services and interment will take place Monday.

Monday, September 18, 1939

Mrs. S[olomon] A. ZARTMAN, 75, passed away Saturday night at her home seven miles southeast of this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several weeks.
Elizabeth (PLATTER) ZARTMAN was born December 30, 1864, in Defiance county, O. She was the daughter of Jacob and Suzanna (SHUMAN) PLATTER. On October 30, 1883, she was united in marriage with S[olomon] A. ZARTMAN. With the exception of one year in Kansas practically all of Mrs. Zartman's married life was spent in Fulton and Miami counties.
Survivors are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Frank MUSSELMAN of near Macy; Mrs. Vernon BURNS of near Rochester; two sons, F. J. ZARTMAN of Ft. Wayne; Myron ZARTMAN of Peru; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Emily BARRETT, of Fulton, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock at the home, three miles east of Mt. Zion. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge. Interment will be made in the Plainview cemetery near Macy.

Chili, Ind., Sept. 18. -- Final rites for Mrs. Freeda [KING] NEISWENDER, 77, who passed away at her home east of this city Saturday after an illness of eight weeks were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, Sept. 18, at the residence with the Rev. M. FALLIS officiating. Burial was made in the Chili cemetery.
She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel KING on Sept. 15, 1862 in Perry township.
Survivors include the husband, A[dam] M. NEISWENDER; a brother Charles KING of Chili; a sister, Mrs. Emma ENDSLEY also of Chili.

Tuesday, September 19, 1939

David LOLMAUGH, 87, pioneer citizen of Argos, passed away early Tuesday morning at the home of his son, Lawrence [LOLMAUGH], 208 West Warren street, Argos, Ind. The deceased had been in a critical condition for the past four weeks, during which period he suffered two strokes of apoplexy. Mr. Lolmaugh had a wide circle of friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Mr. Lolmaugh was born September 28th, 1856 in Marshall county. He was united in marriage with Laura Ellen McCLAHAN on June 22nd, 1872, in a ceremony solemnized at Argos. He followed the occupation of a mason until ill health forced his retirement several years ago.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Emma Jan SABDY, of South Bend; Mrs. Lucy STYLES, of South Bend; Mrs. Caroline EAGLEBARGER, of Argos, and five sons, Chester [LOLMAUGH], of Niles, Mich.; Lewis [LOLMAUGH], of Buchanan, Mich.; Dave [LOLMAUGH], of Chicago; Emanuel [LOLMAUGH], of Delaven, Wis., and Lawrence [LOLMAUGH], of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. A. M. THOMAS will officiate. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. The body lies in state at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, September 20, 1939

Friends in this city received word today of the death of Charles W. RAYL, aged 59, who died suddenly at his home, 1234 West Superior street, Kokomo, at 8:45 o'clock Tuesday evening a victim of paralysis. He had been in ill health for the past seven years having suffered a stroke in 1932 which necessitated his retirement from active business life.
Mr. Rayl was engaged in the automobile business in Kokomo for many years. His son is now the agent for Hudson Motor Company cars at Kokomo. Mr. Rayl was the owner of a summer home on the west side of Lake Manitou in the Baker subdivision. It was named "Mary Lou" and Mr. Rayl and his family have spent the past seven summers at the lake.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Cora (AMOS) RAYL; five daughters, Mrs. Weneata CONKLE, Kokomo; Mrs. Hilda Ann CURRENS, of Kokomo; and Betty [RAYL], Geraldine [RAYL] and Mary Lou RAYL, all at home, and one son, Duward RAYL, also of Kokomo. Others surviving are three grandchildren; one brother, Fred RAYL, Kokomo, and a half-brother, Ed VanCAMP, Indianapolis.
Born in Kokomo on Jan 8, 1880 Mr. Rayl was the son of James C. and Florence (ANTHONY) RAYL. He had resided all his life in that city and attended the Kokomo schools. He married Miss Cora Amos in 1905.
Formerly an employe of the Haynes Automobile company in Kokomo, he started into the automobile sales business about 30 years ago. His last connection was an agency which he operated at 318 North Buckeye street, Kokomo. His illness in 1932 caused his retirement from active business, but he was able to be up and around, and he visited with his friends in Kokomo and Rochester quite often. The fatal attack Tuesday night came quite unexpectedly and without warning.
The body was removed to the Ellers mortuary in Kokomo and will be returned to the late residence Wednesday. Friends may call there. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Following an illness of four weeks duration, Mrs. Josephine STRAWDERMAN passed away Tuesday 4:15 p.m., at her home east of Tiosa. Death was attributed to heart trouble. Mrs. Strawderman had resided in the vicinity of Tiosa for over 45 years and had a wide circle of friends in that section of the county.
Mrs. Strawderman was born May 4, 1864 on a farm east of Plymouth. In 1885, she was united in marriage with William STRAWDERMAN. Her husband died May 6, 1934. The deceased was a member of the Tiosa Lutheran church.
Four nieces, all reared by Mr. and Mrs. Strawderman are the only survivors; they are: Mrs. Tralla BAIR of Tiosa, Mrs. Emma AILER of South Bend, Mrs. Olive ABBOTT of Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Minnie CUMMINS of Houston, Tex.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. LEMMERT, will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock at the Tiosa Lutheran church. Interment will be made in the Plymouth cemetery.

Mrs. Ida OVERMYER, aged 63, life resident of Fulton county, was found dead on the living room couch at her home a half mile north of this city in Road 31 at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening by her brother and sister, Irwin WALTERS and Mrs. Elmira ANDERSON, of Plymouth when they went to call on her.
Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and said that death was due to a coronary embolism. Mrs. Overmyer is thought to have died at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. She had suffered with heart trouble for several years and was under the care of a doctor.
Mrs. Overmyer had spent Tuesday morning in Rochester on a shopping tour. She evidently thought that her death must be near as she left two notes, one of which she placed on the front door and the other on the table in the living room of her home.
The note on the door was addressed to Ed POLLEY who had rented Mrs. Overmyer's home and was to have taken possession this morning, and the other was to her brother, Irwin Walters. In the note to her brother, Mrs. Overmyer left keys to her deposit box in a local bank and instructions as to how to dispose of some of her property.
In the note to Polley, Mrs. Overmyer told him that she was ill and was lying on the couch in the living room and if she did not answer his knock at the door to come on into the house. Polley did not go to the house until after he was informed of Mrs. Overmyer's death.
The deceased was born on a farm in Richland township, the daughter of Robert and Katherine WALTERS. She was married to the late Charles OVERMYER, who was killed in an auto accident ten years ago. Mrs. Overmyer had resided north of Rochester for the past 15 years. She was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. ANDERSON of Plymouth, and Mrs. Eldora SHAFER of Indianapolis; two brothers, Perry WALTERS, who resides on a farm in Richland township, and Irwin WALTERS of Plymouth; four nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Rochester Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, September 21, 1939

John Alexander WIDEMAN, 80, former resident of Akron, passed away at the Fulton county infirmary Tuesday evening, 6:30 o'clock. Death was attributed to a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Wideman had been in ill health for the past several years, it was stated.
Mr. Wideman was born on a farm near Akron, February 10, 1859. His parents were Henry and Elizabeth WIDEMAN. Mr. Wideman was twice married; the last ceremony being pronounced about fifty years ago. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are his wife, nee Mary BARNES, and the following children by his first marriage, Mrs. Emmett CLARK, of Palestine; Mrs. Ralph BACON, of Indianapolis; children of the second marriage are Joe [WIDEMAN] and Claude WIDEMAN of Akron; Homer WIDEMAN, of Peru; Clayton [WIDEMAN] and Edward WIDEMAN, of Akron; Mrs. Rhoda LAUGHMAN of Roann and Mrs. Peter RILEY, of Akron. Two sisters, Mrs. Abe NYE, of Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. David HARSH, of Mentone. Twenty grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Akron Church of God. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

Funeral services for the late Charles RAYL, aged 59, who died at his home in Kokomo Tuesday evening from a stroke of paralysis, were held this afternoon from the Methodist church in Kokomo, with burial in that city. Mr. Rayl had been a summer resident of Lake Manitou for the past seven years in his cottage the "Mary Lou" located on the west side of the lake.

The body of the late Ida OVERMYER, who died at her home north of this city Tuesday afternoon, will lie in state at the Foster funeral home in West Sixth street until 1 p.m. Friday at which time it will be moved to the Grace Methodist church where the last rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. The casket will be open at the church from 1 to 2:30.

Friday, September 22, 1939

John Irvin [BARKER], a few hour old infant born to Mr. and Mrs. James BARKER of this city, passed away at Woodlawn hospital Thursday night. Funeral services will be held at the Foster funeral home Saturday afternoon, two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Funeral services for Logan MEYER were held today at Mansfield, Ohio. Meyer, age 45, was a former resident of near Fulton. Survivors besides the wife and children, are two sisters and his parents, John and Lida MEYER. Mr. Meyer had been ill several weeks with paralysis.

Monday, September 25, 1939

Frank P. GOULD, aged 62, veteran newspaper man who had been the editor of the Kewanna Herald at Kewanna for thirty years at various times, died at 1:58 a.m. today in the Cass County hospital in Logansport. Death was due to heart troube and followed an illness of two weeks. The Gould home in Kewanna is at the corner of Main and Smith streets.
Mr. Gould was born in Owatonna, Minn., May 27, 1877, the son of Dr. and Mrs. E. P. GOULD. When he was quite young the Gould family moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., where he received his education. He received his journalistic training under the late Adolph OCHS, noted editor, who at the time was the editor of the Chattanooga Times and later was the editor of the New York Times.
Mr. Gould had resided in Kewanna for forty years at intervals moving there from Royal Center. At various times he was employed by other newspapers located in the following cities, Indianapolis, Chicago, Terre Haute, Evansville, Richmond, Muncie, Marion, Wabash, Peru, Logansport, Anderson, Frankfort, Kokomo, Fort Wayne and South Bend. He was the advertising manager of the South Bend Tribune in 1912 and 1913 and was on the advertising staff of the Chicago Herald-Examiner in 1914.
In a ceremony performed at Royal Center, February 13, 1896, he was married to Carrie McPRESSON. She survives as does five children, they are Mrs. Helen GROSS, Chicago; Mrs. Florence BUDLONG, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Ray JENNINGS, Miami, Fla., Hubert [GOULD] and Gertrude [GOULD] at home.
He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge at Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Kewanna at 2 p.m. Wednesday in charge of the pastor, Rev. J. W. NEIL who will be assisted by Rev. Thomas REEDER retired Methodist minister of Kewanna. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Tuesday, September 26, 1939

Mrs. Hattie HELSEL ESSIG, 80, passed away Monday evening, five o'clock at her home in Argos. Death resulted from complications following an illness of four months Mrs. Essig had resided in the Argos community for practically all of her life and had a wide circle of friends in that vicinity.
Mrs. Essig was born June 3, 1859, in Ohio and moved to Argos when but a small child. Her first husband, who was William HELSEL, preceded her in death 44 years ago. Mrs. Essig was a member of the Church of the Brethren, southeast of Argos.
The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Flora BLAND, of South Bend; Mrs. Blanche RINGLE, of Akron, Ind.; Mrs. Mary E. LEMLER, of Bourbon, Ind.; Mrs. Stella B RANS, of Argos; three sons, Jasper HELSEL, of Plymouth; Charles HELSEL, of Riverside, Calif.; Clyde A. HELSEL, of Granger, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth BARRY, of Mishawaka; 31 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren and four great-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. John MARKLEY, of Plymouth, will officiate and burial will be made in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home up until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, September 27, 1939

William G. ODEN, aged 83, who has been a summer visitor at Lake Manitou for 35 years, died at his home in Bunker Hill at 6:45 o'clock this morning as the result of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered early today. He had been in ill health since May 15, 1934 when he suffered a paralytic stroke.
He was a life resident of Bunker Hill where he operated a lumber yard. He was born December 28, 1855. His wife was Ada HEDRICK.
Mr. Oden's summer home was on the north shore of Lake Manitou near the Colonial hotel. He operated a lumber yard in Bunker Hill for many years and was widely known in Fulton, Miami, Cass, Howard and Wabash counties.
Mr. Oden was a member of the Methodist church and the Knights of Pythias lodge at Bunker Hill.
Survivors are the widow; son, Harry ODEN, of this city; and a daughter, Gladys [ODEN], at home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Methodist church in Bunker Hill with interment in the cemetery in Bunker Hill.

Thursday, September 28, 1939

J. Logan MYERS, aged 45, a former resident of Rochester, died at the home of his parents, John J. and Vide (IZZARD) MYERS in Belleville, Ohio on September 20. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered August 20. He was hospitalized at Mansfield, Ohio.
The deceased was born in Rochester, January 17, 1894 and attended the public schools here until his parents moved to Plymouth and later to Miles City, Montana. He spent the greater portion of his lifetime in the west.
The deceased was a grandson of the late Jonas MYERS, who operated a planing mill in this city in which John J. MYERS assisted his father. The deceased is a nephew of Mrs. Essie BAILEY.
He leaves besides his parents, his widow; two children, Grant [MYERS] and Marian [MYERS]; brother, John MYERS, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret HUTZEL, Mansfield, Ohio and Mrs. Marian O'KEEFE, of Williston, South Dakota.
Mr. Myers served overseas during the World War and was a member of posts of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and of the Yellowstone Masonic Lodge of Miles City, Montana.
The last rites in charge of the Belleville American Legion post were conducted at Belleville September 22, followed by burial in the cemetery at Mansfield.
Those attending the funeral services from Fulton county were Mr. and Mrs. John RANS, Mr. and Mrs. Emmer REED, Clarence REED, James REED and Mrs. Robert L. QUINN.

Mrs. Ella E. BARTS, aged 60, died at her home, 1417 South Elm street, at 5 o'clock Thursday morning after a five months illness due to complications following diabetes.
The deceased was born in Bremen on March 6, 1879. She was married to Joseph BARTS at Bremen on April 2, 1897 who preceded her in death. Mrs. Barts, who was a member of the United Brethren Church of this city, had lived in Rochester for 17 years moving here from Plymouth.
Survivors are three sons, Howard BARTS, Ralph BARTS and Paul BARTS, and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth HOPPER all of this city, 13 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ida ZIMMERMAN of Inwood.
The funeral services will be conducted from the United Brethren church in Plymouth at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH of Bremen, former pastor of this city, officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Plymouth.

Friday, September 29, 1939

Mrs. Susan A. [BROKAW] REID MADARY, aged 82, died at her home in Fulton at 10:30 o'clock Thursday evening after a long illness due to complications.
The deceased had lived in Fulton since she was a year old moving to that city with her parents, Peter and Adeline BROKAW, from her birthplace at Bloomingsport in Randolph county. She was born September 18, 1857.
The deceased was twice married, both husbands preceding her in death. Her first husband was Austin E. REID, whom she married January 1, 1874, and her second was Burgett MADARY, whom she married August 30, 1898. She was a member of the Baptist church at Fulton.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. J. L. COX, Lewiston, Montana, and Mrs. J. A. HOWER of Fulton; two sons, Albert E. REID, El Monte, Calif. and Milo MADARY of Buffalo, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
The children of Mrs. Madary met at her home on September 18th and celebrated her birthday. It was the first time that all of the aged lady's children had been at home in 34 years at which time the son, Albert, left for California to make his home.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Saturday, September 30, 1939

Following a stroke of paralysis which was suffered a week ago, Mrs. Mary A. [SEIDNER] CONNER, 77, life long resident of Macy, Ind., passed away Friday evening at her home in that town. Mrs. Conner had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout that community.
Mary A., daughter of Isiah and Julia Ann (LANDIS) SEIDNER was born at Macy, Ind., on February 99, [sic], 1862. She was united in marriage with Joseph R[iley] CONNER on May 27, 1880, in a ceremony solemnized at Macy. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Etta KESTLER, of Craig, Colo.; two sons, Lawrence CONNER, of Mexico, Ind.; Merrill CONNER, of Peru, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Macy Methodist church. Interment will be made in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Susan A. R. MADARY, who died at her home in Fulton Thursday night will be held from the Fulton Baptist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The services will be in charge of Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR. Interment will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Wednesday, October 4, 1939

George S. SCHIRM, 79, well known citizen of Kewanna passed away at two o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Reuben Dougherty, of Clymers. Death was attributed to complications, following an illness of two years duration. For the past two years, Mr. Schirm resided with his daughter, prior to that period he lived at his farm home which is located four miles northeast of Kewanna. The deceased was well known throughout the western section of Fulton county.
Mr. Schirm was born in Crawford county, Ohio on April 22, 1860, the son of Martin and Elizabeth SCHIRM. His wife, who preceded him in death several years ago was Matilda MASTERS. The deceased followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement two years ago.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. James WILSON, of Kewanna; Mrs. Reuben DOUGHERTY, of Clymers, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma STEVENS, of Plymouth, Ind.; Mrs. Rudolph BROOKER, and Mrs. Charles EVANS, both of Kewanna, and two brothers, Samuel [SCHIRM] and William SCHIRM, also of Kewanna.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Mary RUSH, aged 79, who resided in the Mt. Zion neighborhood for a number of years died in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth Monday afternoon from injuries she received when she fractured her hip seven weeks ago at the home of her son Frank MARTIN in Plymouth.
The deceased was born in Grant county, December 10, 1859, and was the daughter of John and Margaret SHAW. She came to the Mt. Zion community to reside with her husband, John RUSH, in 1906. For the past seven years she has resided in Plymouth with her son. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city.
Survivors are two sons Frank MARTIN of Plymouth and Homer MARTIN of Auburn, a daughter, Mrs. Charles DARBY, Washington, D.C., 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Converse at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. SIMMS officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Converse.

Milton CAMBLIN, manager of the Boston Store received word Tuesday of the death of his father, Jasper CAMBLIN, retired farmer, which occurred at his home in Van Buren. The aged man had been in ill health for several years. Funeral services and interment at Van Buren will be held Thursday.

Complications which resulted from a fractured hip suffered three weeks ago, resulted in the death of John W. LOUDERBACK, 83, of Fulton. Mr. Louderback passed away Tuesday evening, 8:30 o'clock at his residence in that town. The deceased had a wide circle of friends throughout Fulton and Cass counties.
Mr. Louderback was born in Fulton county on August 8th, 1856. His parents were Dick and Louise LOUDERBACK. He was united in marriage with Catherine WILLIAMS. For two score years Mr. Louderback operated a sawmill and a threshing outfit in Fulton; in later years he engaged in woodcraft and furniture repair work. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Fulton.
The survivors are his wife; two sons, Earl LOUDERBACK, of Fulton, Hugh LOUDERBACK of South Bend; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Louderback home, Thursday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Thursday, October 5, 1939

Funeral services for the late George SCHIRM, retired farmer of Union township, who died Wednesday evening in the St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport, will be held from the Harrison Funeral chapel in Kewanna at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. W. A. HULL, pastor of the Kewanna Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Shafer cemetery near Kewanna.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Zion Reform church near Monterey with burial in the cemetery adjacent to the church for John W. ROCK, 91, who died at the home of his son, Howard, in Monterey Friday following a heart attack.
The deceased was born in Sandusky, Ohio, September 5, 1848, and had lived in Starke county since he was twelve years of age. He was a retired farmer and his wife Louisa ROCK preceded him in death.

Four children survive, Harry [ROCK] and Howard ROCK both of Monterey, Mrs. Edna CANNON and Mrs. Rosa PHILLIPS both of South Bend.

Friday, October 6, 1939

Funeral services were held at Culver this afternoon for Gloria Jean [TALLEY], seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asbury TALLEY of Culver, who died in the Riley hospital in Indianapolis Tuesday. The child was stricken one week ago with tubercular meningitis. She was an only child. Surviving besides the parents are four grandparents.

Monday, October 9, 1939

Milo T. BRYANT, aged 72, died at his home on East Rochester street, Akron, at 12:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon from arthritis and complications. He had been an invalid for 15 years.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born near Athens, October 4, 1867, the son of Hugh and Anna BRYANT. In a ceremony performed September 17, 1890 he was married to Josephine HARTMAN. Mr. Bryant was a member of the Church of God at Akron.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Retha CRAIG of South Bend and Mrs. Gaston COPLEN, Akron and two sons, Max BRYANT, Newcastle and Harold BRYANT of Lebanon.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Cora NYE which occurred at her home in Marion Sunday evening. The deceased was a former resident of Rochester. Funeral services and interment will take place at Marion Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, October 10, 1939

John W. CLINE, aged 65, died at his farm home two miles north of Leiters Ford at 7 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of several years which followed a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased was born on a farm in Newton county near Brook on November 5, 1873. His parents were Wesley and Margaret CLINE. His wife was Emma WELLS.
Mr. Cline had resided in Fulton county since 1920 the last six years of which he was on his farm near Leiters Ford. For a number of years Mr. Cline operated a hardware store and plumbing shop at Brook and later traveled for a plumbers supply company. He was a member of the Christian Church of this city.
Survivors are the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Ethel CORBIN, Mrs. Florence MURFITT and Mrs. Mazy YOUNG, all of Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Burnadette SNAPP of Peru; brother, Elmer CLINE, Brook; four sisters, Mrs. Clara ADAIR, Brook, Mrs. Kathryn ELIJAH, Ligonier, Mrs. Anise CLARK and Mrs. Emma RUST of Morocco; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian church in Rochester at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Wednesday, October 11, 1939

Culver, Ind., Oct. 11. -- Mrs. Anna E. RECTOR, 79, wife of Nathan W. RECTOR, died at her home in Culver at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. In poor health for several years, she had been seriously ill since last Wednesday night when she suffered a stroke.
Born in North Carolina, she lived there until the close of the Civil War when she came to Indiana. Thirty-one years ago her husband came to Culver to open a drug store. She was a member of the Methodist church at Culver.
Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Frank RECTOR of Pendleton; S[teffen] N. RECTOR of Culver; and Gray G. RECTOR of South Bend; one sister, Miss Mary MILLER and two brothers, Edward MILLER and William H. MILLER, all of Indianapolis; four granddaughters, one grandson and one great-granddaughter. Preceding in death were three sons and one daughter: Charles Dow RECTOR of Indianapolis, who died three years ago; Bert E. RECTOR of Kokomo, who died two years ago; Alice E. RECTOR, who died in 1898; and a son who died in infancy.
Rev. S. L. HOVIS will officiate at funeral services in the Rector home Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock. The body will be taken to the Menden cemetery, three miles south of Pendleton on Road 5 for burial. Friends may call at the home after 7 o'clock this evening, according to the Easterday Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Amanda [LUTZ] SWYGERT, aged 85, died at the home of her son, Ir[ven W.] Swygert, five miles southwest of Akron at 10:20 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Swugert had been an invalid for 10 years and for the past four years employed a wheel chair to move around.
The deceased was born near Deedsville on February 25, 1854, the daughter of William and Judith LUTZ. She was married to Joel SWYGERT in 1873 and he died fifteen years ago.
Following the death of her husband, which occurred in South Bend, Mrs. Swygert made her home with her son. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Gilead.
Surviving are the son, Irv[en W.] SWYGERT, a sister, Mrs. Susanna SMOKER, aged 96, who resides on a farm southwest of Akron, a grandson, Attorney Luther SWYGERT of Hammond, and a great-grandson, Robert SWYGERT, also of Hammond.
The funeral services will be held from the Irv[e]n Swygert home at 1:30 o'clock Friday with Rev. C. Emery SMITH of Santa Fe officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

James Cordwin BEERY, aged 78, who was better known by his many friends as "Cory" BEERY died at his farm home four miles west of Rochester in the Burton road at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of five months.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county. He was born Januaary 30, 1861, and was the son of Aaron and Caroline BEERY who were pioneer residents of the county. He was married to Sarah ALSPACH on January 30, 1894.
Mr. Beery for many years lived on his farm in the Burton neighborhood where he was an extensive fruit and vegetable grower. For a number of years he was associated with his son, Don Beery, in operating a fruit market in this city.
Survivors are the widow, son, Don BEERY, two daughters, Mrs. Josephine DAWSON, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Melvin SMITH, Hutchinson, Kans., sister, Mrs. Thomas NEFF of this city and five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth Street with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home until the hour of the last rites.

Rea TORRENCE, 77, a retired farmer passed away at his home near Lucerne Tuesday following an illness of several weeks. He at one time lived in Wayne township. The widow, sister and brother survive.

Huntington, Oct. 11. -- Mrs. Bertha MORRETT, aged 58, 540 Arthur street, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Huntington county hospital where she had been taken Saturday afternoon after being stricken Saturday morning. She had been ailing for four years.
Mrs. Morrett was born October 3, 1881, in Fulton county near Sugar Grove to Alexander and Luticia SHEETS and married Charles Franklin MORRETT, December 1, 1899.
Surviving are the husband, seven children, Rex Robert MORRETT, Mrs. Mary STROUD, Richard MORRETT and George E. MORRETT, all of this city and Mrs. Beulah STOPE, Marion, O.; a half-brother, A. E. SHEETS, Tampa, Fla, and six grandchildren. A half-brother, Harry SHEETS, preceded her in death.
She was a member of the L.A. to B. of L.E., L.A to B. of L.F. and E., Eastern Star, Rebekah, W.B.A. Ladies and Ladies Relief Corps. The body was taken to the home where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Central Christian church with the Rev. John Paul PACK officiating. Interment will be in Pilgrims Rest cemetery.

Thursday, October 12, 1939

Culver, Ind., Oct. 12. -- David Henning FRAZER, III, of Battle Creek, Mich., a junior at Culver Military Academy, was fatally injured late Wednesday morning when he was thrown from his horse. He was 16.
The accident, according to officials at the academy, occurred during the course of instruction. Dr. T. R. POSSOLT, of Plymouth, deputy county coroner, said that death was due to a fractured skull and that an accidental death verdict probably would be returned.
The young cadet was the son of D. H. FRAZER, Jr., president and general manager of the Battle Creek Gas Company. The boy's parents could not be reached immediately.
Authorities at the academy said a military funeral probably would be conducts.

Funeral rites for Rea TORRENCE farmer of near Lucerne and former resident of Wayne township who died Tuesday, will be held from the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna at 9 a.m. Friday. Rev. Father Leo BREITENBACH will be in charge. Burial will be made in St. Ann's Catholic cemetery at Grass Creek.

Saturday, October 14, 1939

Culver, Ind., Oct. 14. -- George Henry FIFIELD, 77 years old, former superintendent of the Standard Oil paraffin works at Hammond, died here late Thursday after a six-year illness. Retired in 1921, he had lived on a farm since. Twice he was unsuccessful Republican candidate for state representative from Marshall county. He was a prominent Mason at Hammond. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at Culver.

Mrs. Mary Belle SNEPP, aged 77, wife of Charles SNEPP of Fulton died at 4 o'clock Saturday morning in the Cass County hospital in Logansport from a lung infection following an illness of three weeks.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born July 31, 1862, the daughter of Jacob and Carolyn YOUNG. She had spent her entire lifetime in Fulton and Kewanna moving to Fulton eight years ago from Kewanna.
Mrs. Snepp was a member of the Methodist church at Macy and the Eastern Star lodge at Fulton.
Survivors are her husband, four sisters and brother. An only daughter, Esther SNEPP, preceded her mother in death.
The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Monday, October 16, 1939

Mrs. Artella [SHORE] WILSON died at a hospital in Logansport, Ind., at 9:00 o'clock Monday morning after a serious illness of about two months duration.
Artella SHORE was born in this city on June 26, 1876, the daughter of Perry M. and Mary A. SHORE. On August 26, 1903, she was married in this city to Harry W. WILSON.
The survivors, besides the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Margaret SADOWSKY, Marjorie A. WILSON and Dorothy E. WILSON, and two brothers Earl B. SHORE and Arthur B. SHORE.
Funeral services, which will be strictly private, will be held at 10:00 Wednesday morning in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. Glenn C. McGEE, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in charge. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles SNEPP, 77, of Fulton, who died Saturday morning in a hospital in Logansport, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the United Brethren church in Fulton. Interment was made in the Rochester Mausoleum. Survivors are the husband, mother, Mrs. Jennie BRANDON, Kansas City, Kans.; three sisters, Mrs. M. C. BURROWS, Billisbu, Ia.; Mrs. Charles FIELDS, South Bend; and Mrs. F. C. BARTLETT, Kansas City, Kans.; and a brother, W. G. YOUNG of Camas, Washington.

Following an illness of over a year's duration, John FOX, 81, passed away Saturday evening at his home in Argos, Ind. Death resulted from complications. Mr. Fox who resided in Argos for practically his entire life had a wide circle of friends throughout the community.
Mr. Fox was born in Wayne county, Indiana on January 4, 1858 and moved to Marshall county with his parents when but a boy. His parents were William and Alpha (BROOKS) FOX. On December 20, 1888 he was united in marriage with Luella DENNISON. He followed the occupation of railroading until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ema SHERLAND, of Argos; three sons, Guy [FOX], Dewey [FOX] and Orville [FOX], all of Argos, and a sister, Mrs. Judeth DAWSON, of Argos.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. A. M. THOMAS will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Umbaugh fuenral home. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Umbaugh funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

David B. ENYART, 89, a former resident of Fulton county died at his home at Hoover, Ind., at 10 o'clock Sunday evening. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of three months.
The deceased was a retired farmer and was born in Kosciusko county May 29, 1850, the son of Andrew and Susan ENYART. He had lived in Hoover for many years.
Survivors are a nephew, Hugh HOOVER of Hoover, and three nieces, Mrs. Florence KINFERY, Logansport, Mrs. Thurza MELTZLEY and Mrs. Frank DEVOE both of Twelve Mile.
Last rites will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church at Hoover with Rev. Perry RAE officiating. Burial will be made in the Corinth cemetery at Hoover.

Delbert I. STOCKBERGER, aged 55, well known farmer of Richland township died at his home at 4:40 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of three days due to peritonitis.
He was born in Van Wert, Ohio, July 9, 1884, the son of Alvah M. and Mary STOCKBERGER. He had lived in Fulton county for 25 years moving here from Marshall county. His wife was Emma Lillian JORDAN.
Survivors are the widow, parents, two sons, Kenneth STOCKBERGER, Montgomery, and Harold STOCKBERGER, at home, daughter, Mrs. Oran CONRAD, Rochester, brother, Luther STOCKBERGER, Ladysmith, Wis., sister Mrs. Pearl UMBAUGH, Lakeville, and four grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Methodist church at Richland Center with burial in the Richland Center Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body was returned to the Stockberger home from the Foster funeral home late Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, October 17, 1939

Mrs. Walter BEMENDERFER received word today of the death of her uncle, Mr. P. P. BENDER, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Mr. Bender's death resulted from an auto accident in which he was on Sunday. Mrs. Bender who was with her husband at the time of the accident also suffered serious injuries.
The message stated the body will arrive in Peru Tuesday afternoon and that funeral services will be conducted at the Allen funeral home in that city Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock. Interment will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. Bender are well knon in Rochester where they have often visited.

Logansport, Ind., Oct. 17. -- For the seventh time in his life, the Rev. W. A. BENDER, 79-year-old retired minister, on Wednesday afternoon will officiate at the funeral of a relative.
This time he will deliver the sermon at rites for his brother, P. P. BENDER, Cleveland (O.) steel executive, who died at his home in that city today.
The Rev. Mr. Bender has conducted funeral services for his father, the late J. G. D. BENDER; an aunt, Mrs. Martha KLINE; a sister-in-law, Mrs. John C. BENDER; a brother-in-law, George GRISWOLD, and two cousins, Mary KLINE and Charles BERKSHIRE.

Thursday, October 19, 1939

Frank M. VICKERY, aged 52, passed away in the Woodlawn hospital at 9:05 o'clock this morning after an illness of six months due to heart trouble. The Vickery home is at 913 Pontiac street.
Mr. Vickery was stricken with influenza last spring and the heart ailment resulted. He had been a patient in a number of hospitals including the Lutheran at Fort Wayne in an effort to regain his health.
The deceased was born in Wabash county, May 21, 1887, the son of Martin and Ella (HEVENRIDGE) VICKERY. He was married to Alma G. GARBER October 19, 1910 in a ceremony which was performed in Huntington by Rev. E. E. LINDSEY.
Mr. Vickery had resided in this city for three years moving here from North Manchester. He had been employed as manager of elevators by the Mayr Grain company for 19 years and when taken ill was manager of the company's elevator at Fulton.
Mr. Vickery was prominent in church, lodge and civic circles. He was a member of the Methodist Church., Deming Masonic lodge at North Manchester and of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Raymond SCHROLL, North Manchester and Miss Audria VICKERY at home; 2 sons, Harold J. VICKERY, Santa Cruz, Cal, and Austin VICKERY, Moline, Ill., 2 sisters, Mrs. James TYNER, Andrews, and Mrs. Frank BUHN, San Francisco, Cal.; 3 brothers, Bert VICKERY, Huntington; James VICKERY, Oakland, Cal, and Robert VICKERY, San Francisco, Cal.; and two grandchildren, Barbara [SCHROLL] and Beverly SCHROLL.
The funeral arrangements will not be made until word has been received from relatives in California.

Friday, October 20, 1939

Lucerne, Ind., Oct. 20. -- Mrs Rosella HILL, 82, passed away at 9: 15 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Effie FOUTS north of Lucerne.
Mrs. Hill is a member of Fletchers Lake Methodist church.
Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. FOUTS; two sons, W. O. HILL of Indianapolis and George E. HILL of Royal Center; a brother, Rev. Thomas REDER of Kewanna; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The body will be taken from the Harrison funeral home in Lucerne to the home of the daughter Friday where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Fletchers Lake church. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fletchers Lake.

Funeral services for Frank VICKERY who died Thursday morning will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Grace Methodist church. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will officiate assisted by Dr. E. C. COOK of North Manchester. Burial will be made in the Fairview cemetery at North Manchester. The body was taken to the Vickery home, 913 South Pontiac street this afternoon from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. Friends may call at the home until the hour of the last rites.

Saturday, October 21, 1939

Miss Geneva LOCKWOOD, 26, adopted daughter of Lucius LOCKWOOD, who resides southwest of Argos, passed away Friday in a Fort Wayne hospital. Miss Lockwood had been suffering from heart trouble for the past few years and a few weeks ago was removed to the hospital for treatment. Practically all of her life was spent in the vicinity of Argos.

Geneva [SHARP], daughter of James and Lydia SHARP was born at Tiosa, Ind., on December 10th, 1912.
The survivors are her foster father, Lucius LOCKWOOD; six sisters, Mrs. Blanche DENELBO and Mrs. Margaret McLENON, both of California; Mrs. Carrie CARPENTER, of Culver; Mrs. Ruth MOSS, of Logansport, and Miss Genevieve SHARP, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and a brother, Ray SHARP, also of Kalamazoo.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Media church. Rev. Edwin NEAL of Culver will officiate. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home in Argos where friends may call up until noon, Sunday.

Byron POWELL, lifetime resident of Metea, died Friday, one day after his 90th birthday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. BUCHANAN, 703 Bringhurst street, Logansport, where he had been living the past three years. He had been ill one week with complications.
He was a retired farmer, son of Jeptha and Ruhama POWELL. His wife, Clare (TILTON) POWELL preceded him in death.
Surviving with the daughter, Mrs. BUCHANAN, are the brother, Anson B. POWELL, Iron River, Michigan, one grandson, Leslie BUCHANAN, Springfield, Mass.; two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The body will be at the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton until 1:30 Sunday when it will be taken to the Metea Baptist church to lie in state until 2:30 Sunday when funeral services, with Rev. Wm. R. JACOBY, Lucerne, officiating, will be held. The family requested flowers be omitted.

Monday, October 23, 1939

Peru, Ind., Oct. 23. -- Ulysses S. LEFFEL, 65, of Peru, died at the Dukes Memorial hospital at 3:45 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of one week.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church and was born in Fulton county on Nov. 5, 1873. Surviving are two children, Mrs. Genevieve McWOWELL and Mrs. L. E. AHSCHEWMER; and four grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Drake funeral home, Rev. Lee JACKSON in charge. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Wednesday, October 25, 1939

Following an illness of six weeks' duration, William WINES, 66, passed away 10:10 o'clock Wednesday morning, at his home 209 Pontiac street. Death was attributed to complications. Mr. Wines had been a resident of Rochester throughout his entire life and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the city and county.
William, son of James and Eliza WINES was born in Rochester on May 2nd, 1873. He followed the occupation of a laborer and at different times served on both day and night forces of the Rochester police department. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
The survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Bernice PONTIUS, of Akron, Ind.; Mrs. Frances FOOR, of South Bend; Mrs. Geneva PERRY, of Seattle, Wash., a brother, Jim W. WINES, of Sturgis, Mich.; a half-brother, John JOHNSTON, and a sister, Mrs. Mary REMINGTON.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. ROSS-SHANNON will be in charge. The body will lie in state at the Foster funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, October 26, 1939

Mrs. Leona BEESON, 35, of Mentone, succumbed at the McDonald hospital in Warsaw Wednesday morning at 1:30 o'clock following a Caesarian operation one week ago.
The deceased was born in Mentone, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence LEININGER, both living. She was united in marriage several years ago to Earl BEESON of Mentone.
Surviving are: her husband and her parents; a sister, Mrs. Marcella WHITE; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen NELSON, all of Mentone; and two children, Linda Lee [BEESON], 18 months, and infant son born last week at the hospital.
Funeral services will be held at the Mentone Church of Christ, of which she was a member, Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. J. S. JOHNS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

The body of William WINES will be removed from the Foster funeral home at one o'clock Friday afternoon to the Methodist church. The body will lie in state at the church until two o'clck at which time services will be conducted.

Word was received today by Mrs. William FORE of the death of Mrs. Ralph HELN of Fort Wayne. Mrs. Heln, who has many friends in this city, died Wednesday morning at her home in Fort Wayne. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at the home in Fort Wayne at ten o'clock. Burial will be made at Convoy, Ohio.

Monday, October 30, 1939

Mrs. Anna SCHLOSSER, aged 87, widow of the late Perry SCHLOSSER, died Monday morning at the home of her son, Ralph Schlosser, who resides on a farm two and a half miles east of Argos. Death followed an illness of several months due to complications.
The deceased was born in Germany, January 16, 1852, and came to this country with her parents when she was four years old. The family settled in Logansport where Mrs. Schlosser lived until her marriage July 3, 1883.
Following her marriage Mrs. Schlosser lived in Plymouth and Argos. Her husband died in 1895. The deceased was a member of the Argos Methodist church and is survived by her son, Ralph SCHLOSSER and a daughter, Mrs. Jesse HILL, of Niles, Mich.
The last rites will be held from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Roy KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The body has been moved to the Grossman Funeral Home where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Goldie TALBERT went to Indianapolis today to attend the funeral of her nephew, James M. SADLIER, 3 years old, who died Friday after an 11 weeks illness due to a rare form of lukemia. The child was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George SADLIER and is survived by the parents and a sister, Linda [SADLIER]. Mrs. Sadlier is a sister of Mrs. Talbert.

Logansport, Ind., Oct. 30. -- Charles D. CHASE, 58 years old, widely-known mortician, died Saturday at Cass County hospital a few hours after being stricken with cerebral apoplexy at his farm home north of here.
Organizer and director of the Logansport Boy Choir, Mr. Chase built up a national reputation for this singing organization which for many years toured Eastern and Middle Western states. More than 1,000 young men received training as members of the choir.
Mr. Chase's stock farm was one of the show places of the county. As a gentleman farmer, he engaged in breeding Guernsey cows. In recent years he acquired a large stable of riding horses.
The son of Judge Dudley H. and Grace COREY CHASE, he was born in Logansport Sept. 27, 1881. He entered into the undertaking business in 1910. In 1931 Merrill D. MILLER became a member of the firm.
Mr. Chase, who was active in Republican political circles, served as police commissioner for four years and was a member of the Eel township Advisory Board at the time of his death.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge, Eastern Star, Murat Temple Shrine, Scottish Rite, the Elks Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Woodmen of the World, Odd Fellows, Sons of Veterans and the Kiwanis Club.
Surviving are the widow, Goldie DAVIS CHASE, and one brother, James CHASE.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, October 31, 1939

Nathaniel (Nat) ROSS, aged 80, died at his farm home four miles northwest of Akron at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of five weeks due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born March 19, 1859 on a farm near Claypool but moved to his present farm to live 50 years ago. He was the son of Reason and Susan ROSS.
In a ceremony which was performed in Akron in November 1884, he was married to Retta RICHTER. Mr. Ross followed the occupation of farming during his entire lifetime.
Survivors are the wife, a daughter, Mrs. Retha KEEL of Jefferson, Ohio, a grandson and a great-grandson.
The funeral services will be held from the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Floyd HEDGES of Athens officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
The body will be taken to the Ross farm home this evening from the Moyer mortuary, where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites.

Wednesday, November 1, 1939

Mrs. Delilah GAERTE, aged 72, who resided on Main street in Akron passed away at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of three years due to carcinoma.
The deceased was born near Gilead February 2, 1867, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. GROGG. Her husband was the late John GAERTE. She had lived in Akron for twenty years, and was a member of the Akron Methodist Church.
Survivors are two sons Claude GAERTE of Anderson and Ray GAERTE of North Manchester.
The last rites will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Methodist church in Akron with Rev. PFEIFFER officiating. Burial will be made at Roann.

Monterey, Ind., Nov 1. -- Arthur REINHOLT, 25, who operated a farm four miles southwest of Monterey, was found dead in his automobile near his home at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday night by his mother, Mrs. Fred REINHOLT of Winamac.
The youth's parents, who are prominent retired farmers, had gone to the farm to visit their son. Mrs. Reinholt found him slumped in the machine. It is believed that the fumes from the car heater caused his death.
The youth had apparently driven his car out to get the cattle and while waiting in the field with the motor running to keep him warm is believed to have succumbed to the fumes. He was healthy and in good spirits when last seen alive.
Claude BURSTON of Francesville, county coroner, investigated the case but has made no decision.
Survivors include besides the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred REINHOLT, a sister, Ruby [REINHOLT], at home; and five brothers, Thomas [REINHOLT], of Gary; and Orville [REINHOLT], Theodore [REINHOLT], George [REINHOLT] and Earl [REINHOLT], all of whom operate farms near Monterey.
The body was taken to the Fry and Lange Funeral Home in Winamac pending funeral services.

Mrs. Will[ard A.] [Minnie VanBLARICON] DICK, 58, passed away Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at her home in Talma. Death resulted from Bright's disease following an illness of several months' duration. Mrs. Dick had been a resident of Talma for the past 25 years, coming there from Minnesota, in which state she was born. She was a member of the Methodist Church, of Thorne Hope, Ind.
Survivors are the husband, Will[ard A.] DICK, two daughters, Mrs. Devon EMMONS, of Huntington, Ind.; Mrs. Lloyd BARKMAN, of Talma; two sons, Sidney [DICK] at home, Carl [DICK], of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Belle ECKARDT, of Cicero, Ill.; Mrs. Carol BONNELL, also of Cicero; a brother, Henry VanBLARICON of Thorne Hope, Ind., and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. E. H. KENNEDY, will be held at the Dick home in Talma, Thursday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Hamlet cemetery, near Talma.

Mrs. Everett [Doris DOLPH BESSINGER] PLOTNER, aged 38, died at her farm home west of Akron at 3:55 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after an illness of one year due to carcinoma.
She had lived in the Akron community for three years moving there from Bourbon. She was born in Bourbon, December 18, 1901. Her parents were Benjamin and Leona DOLPH.
Survivors are the husband, mother, son by a former marriege, Gerald BESSINGER of Bourbon, and a sister, Mrs. Frank TAYLOR of Akron.
The last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Akron Church of God with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
[NOTE: Tombstone shows her birth date 1900. -- W.C.T.]

Thursday, November 2, 1939

Mrs. George [Clora ARNOLD] KENYON, 60, former resident of the Richland Center community, passed away Wednesday morning at the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka, Ind. Death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered on Monday.
Mrs. Kenyon was born April 15th, 1879 at New Holland, Ohio, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry ARNOLD. She resided at Richland Center for a period of 20 years and then moved to South Bend, residing at 810 South 36th street in that city. In 1928 she was united in marriage to Rev. George KENYON, former pastor of the Richland Center church. The deceased had been a member of the Methodist church for 45 years. During the Kenyons residency in Richland Center they made their home with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. EVANS.
The survivors are her husband; three step-sons, L. W. KENYON of Rochester; William KENYON, of St. Charles, Ill.; Robert KENYON, of South Bend; three step-daughters, Mrs. Verne ISAACKSON and Mrs. Louis SCHICK, of Chicago; Mrs. Fred GRAEBER, of South Bend; a brother, William ARNOLD, of South Bend and a sister, Mrs. J. W. EVANS, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning 11 o'clock at the Grace Methodist church in South Bend. Rev. H. G. KIESER will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, this city.

Monterey, Ind., Nov. 2. -- Funeral services for Arthur REINHOLT, 25, youthful Pulaski county farmer who was found dead from carbon monoxide gas in his car near Monterey, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Fry and Lange Funeral Home with Rev. Paul THOMAS officiating. Burial is to be made in the Winamac cemetery.
The body will be at the funeral home until the time of the services.

Friday, November 3, 1939

Mr. and Mrs. Earl ARTER, of Akron, left for Indianapolis Friday morning where they were called following the death of their nephew, Paul BARRETT, 27, of that city.
The young man's death resulted from a heart attack which was suffered early Friday morning. Paul's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BARRETT, preceded him in death a few years ago, both victims of heart disease, relatives in Akron stated today. His wife's maiden name was Helen STEVENSON.
Mr. Barrett had a wide acquaintance of friends throught Akron and vicinity, he having spent several summers at the Arter home, in Akron.
The deceased is survived by his wife and a son, Steven [BARRETT]. Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Lula Alice [SHELTON] WYMAN, aged 48, died at her home in Argos at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon after a six months illness due to complications.
The deceased was born September 26, 1891 and was the daughter of William and Emma SHELTON. She had lived in Argos for a number of years. Her husband, Harry WYMAN, whom she married in 1911, preceded her in death.
Survivors are two sons, Claude WYMAN of Argos and Jacob WYMAN, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille SEDAN, Argos; Shirley [WYMAN], Mary [WYMAN] and Alpha [WYMAN], at home; and two brothers, John SHELTON, Bremen, and William SHELTON, of Goshen.
The funeral services will be held from the Good Chapel in Bourbon at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. C. C. CRIPE, pastor of the Brethren Church at Argos officiating. Burial will be made at Bourbon.
The body will be returned to the Wyman home Friday evening from the Umbaugh Funeral Home at Argos.

Saturday, November 4, 1939

James DRAKE, 59, telegraph operator at the Nickle Plate railroad station in Argos for the past 30 years, died at 8:30 a.m., Friday. Mr. Drake's death was due to a gall bladder obstruction from which he had been ill one day. He had apparently been in good health until Wednesday.
Born in Marshall county near Argos on July 7, 1881, he began his telegraph work 40 years ago and had been employed by the Nickel Plate railroad for the past 30 years. He was a member of the Masonic lodge.
Survivors are his wife, Fay ROEDER DRAKE; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma McCORMICK, and a son, Donald DRAKE, both of Indianapolis, and three brothers, John DRAKE of Argos, Francis [DRAKE] of Walkerton, and Urban DRAKE.
Funeral services will be held at the Argos Methodist church, 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. Roy KNIGHT will officiate. The Masons will be in charge of the graveside rites at the New Oak cemetery in Plymouth.

Monday, November 6, 1939

Emery O. WEEKS, 73, passed away at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night, at his farm home a mile and a half north of Fletchers Lake. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage suffered but three or four hours before his demise. He had been a resident of Wayne [township] for the past 20 years where he followed the occupation of farming.
Mr. Weeks was born in Grant county, Indiana, on November 23rd, 1865. He was the son of Thomas and Martha WEEKS. In 1902 he was united in marriage with Eva JOHNS. He was a former trustee of Wayne township and had a wide circle of friends throughout that section of the county. Mr. Weeks was a member of the Fletchers Lake Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Charles O. [WEEKS] and Elzie F. [WEEKS], both at home; a daughter, Mrs. Iona OTTO, of Logansport; a brother, Thomas [WEEKS], of Greentown; two sisters, Mae McCLAIN, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Bertha MILLER, of Greentown
Funeral rites will be conducted at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Fletchers Lake Methodist church, Rev. W. Marlin SCHWEIN, of Star City, officiating. Burial will be made in the Greentown I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will remain at the Ditmire funeral chapel at Fulton until the hour of the funeral.

Friends in this city have been advised of the death of Mrs. Carter SHANBARGER, aged 53, which occurred at her home in Peru Saturday morning after a four year illness. The deceased was a sister of Grover TILLETT and she had visited in Rochester on a number of occasions. Survivors are husband, brother and two sisters. Funeral services will be conducted from Drake funeral home in Peru at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services for Miss Marie BLACKETOR, 17, who passed away Saturday evening, 9:30 o'clock at her home south of Rochester, were held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Evangelical church. The services were conducted by Rev. J. J. LONG and Rev. H. J. RAFNEL and interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The deceased, who was born near Rochester on April 19, [1922], was a student in the Rochester high school when she became ill. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Seymour BLACKETOR. She was a member of the Evangelical church.
Surviving are the parents; three brothers, Merle [BLACKETOR], of Rochester; Horatio [BLACKETOR], at home; and Hugh Robert [BLACKETOR], of California; four sisters, Mrs. Deloris McGREW, of Fulton; Ethel [BLACKETOR], Bonnie [BLACKETOR], and Bernice [BLACKETOR], all at home. [NOTE: Mary Marie BLACKETOR, 1922-1939, bur beside Seymour and Anna BLACKETOR, in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. -- W.C.T.]

Tuesday, November 7, 1939

The body of Mrs. Loren BIDDINGER, formerly Clara JORDAN, 65, will be brought to the home of Mrs. Wm. HARPSTER of Leiters Ford today.
Funeral services will be held in Leiters Ford Wednesday. Burial in Leiters Ford cemetery.
Mrs. Biddinger died at the home of her daughter in Metropolis, Ill., Monday. Survivors are a son, Charles BIDDINGER of Alabama and the daughter with whom she made her home.
The Biddingers made their home in Leiters Ford for a number of years.

Wednesday, November 8, 1939

Charles H. CARITHERS, 62, well known farmer of Rochester township, passed away at two o'clock Wednesday morning, at his farm home in the Mt. Olive neighborhood, south of Rochester. Mr. Carithers had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties. Death was attributed to complication of diseases following an illness of several months duration.
Charles H., son of John and Sarah (SCHERN) CARITHERS was born on a farm in the Mt. Olive neighborhood on August 22nd, 1877. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage with Cora POWNALL. Practically all of his life was spent in Fulton county with the exception of twenty years residency in Logansport where he was engaged in the poultry business. He was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church.
Surviving him are his wife; three sons, Lloyd N. [CARITHERS], and John G. [CARITHERS], of Logansport; R. Edwin [CARITHERS] and two daughters, Helen [CARITHERS] and Marjorie [CARITHERS], at home; two grandsons, three sisters, Mrs. Ina STANSBURY, of Rochester; Mrs. Walter INKS, of South Bend; and Mrs. Chester ROBBINS, of Logansport. One son preceded him in death in infancy.
The funeral services will be held at the Trinity Evangelical church of Rochester, Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J. G. LONG will officiate. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport.

Miss Mary BLACKETOR, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horatio BLACKETOR passed away 9:30 o'clock, Saturday evening, November 4th, 1939, at the home of her parents, south of Rochester, Ind. Mary had been in ill health for the past three years; she had completed her first semester in the Rochester high school at the time she was taken ill. The young lady had a host of friends among the young people of this community.
Miss Mary Blacketor was born April 19th, 1922, on a farm near Rochester. She was a member of the Evangelical Church of this city.
The survivors are her parents; three brothers, Merle [BLACKETOR], of Rochester; Horatio [BLACKETOR], at home, and Hugh Robert [BLACKETOR], of California; and four sisters, Mrs. Deloris McGREW, of Fulton; Ethel [BLACKETOR], Bonnie [BLACKETOR] and Bernice [BLACKETOR], all at home.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Rochester Evangelical church. Rev. J. J. LONG and Rev. H. J. RAFNEL officiated. Burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, November 9, 1939

Mrs. Nancy J. TROUTMAN LAMBERT passed away early Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Rans, who resides four miles south of Fulton. Death resulted from complications, following a year's illness. Mrs. Lambert had resided in Wayne township her entire life and had a wide circle of friends in that section of the county.
Mrs. Lambert was born on a farm in Fulton county, March 11th, 1854. On April 24th, 1872 she was united in marriage with H. C. LAMBERT. Mr. Lambert died October 4th, 1925. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Nettie ROUCH, of Kewanna; Mrs. James RANS, of near Fulton; Mrs. Charles SNYDER of Logansport; a son, Charles LAMBERT of Kokomo; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning ten o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna cemetery.

Miss Olive KIRKLAND, aged 74, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning at her farm home four and a half miles southeast of Twelve Mile after a year's illness due to carcinoma.
She had been a resident of Cass county all of her life and was born October 8, 1865. She was the daughter of James and Eliza KIRKLAND and a member of the Bethlehem Methodist Church.
Survivors are two brothers, Harry M. KIRKLAND and Elias W. KIRKLAND, both of whom live on farms in Cass county, and two nieces.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the home with Rev. Van Y officiating followed by interment in Spring Creek cemetery.

Friday, November 10, 1939

The body of a 46-year-old Culver colored man, whom police described as "his own worst enemy" was taken from the cold waters of Lake Maxinkuckee at Culver Thursday morning about 8 o'clock, after he had been missing 15 days. He was George BROWN, a handy man about the town there.
Coroner L. W. VORE of Plymouth returned a verdict of accidental drowning while fishing.
The colored man a former employe at the Culver Military Academy, was last seen about 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 by A. B. "Nick" LONG, who had given him some minnows before he rowed his boat away from Brown's and came to shore. When Long arose the next morning and went to the lake for more fishing, he saw the empty boat, anchored at about the spot at which he had last seen it the night before. Upon investigating, officials found part of the fish line and a baited hook on the inside of the boat but the pole was missing.
The colored man's wife, Ada Lee [BROWN], reported to Town Marshal Charles BUFFINGTON early on the morning of Oct. 26 that her husband had not been home over night and feared that he had drowned while fishing. Mr. Buffington, along with other men, began to draw the vicinity where the boat was anchored. At intervals the men continued dragging the vicinity until Monday noon, Oct. 30, when they gave up the search. Cold weather and high waves halted their search at times.

About 8 o'clock Thursday morning, Ivan LOWDON and "Monty" LAWRENCE saw the body floating on the lake, about 250 yards off shore from the site of the old Lake View hotel, with the fish pole still clutched in his hand.
The men rowed a boat out into the lake and brought the dead man's body ashore and called the Easterday funeral home at Culver. The funeral home in turn immediately notified Dr. Vore who ordered the funeral director to remove the body to the funeral home.
The dead man, a resident of Culver many years, was a veteran of the World war, having fought with 809th Pioneer Infantry, Company A and enlisted at Indianapolis. He was honorably discharged on July 23, 1919, after serving about one year.

Saturday, November 11, 1939

Mrs. Clara E. [SMITH] McVAY JOHNSON, aged 68, a former resident of Rochester died at 9:20 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Alfred J. ROCHE, 3441 North Capital avenue, Indianapolis after an illness of several years due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born in Rochester August 25, 1871 and was the daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah SMITH. She was twice married, both husbands preceding her in death. Her husbands were the late Ira McVAY and Luther JOHNSON, both of whom were farmers.
Following the death three years ago of Mr. Johnson his wife went to Indianapolis where she made her home with her daughter Mrs. Roche. The deceased was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors are a son, Raymond McVAY, Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. Clara BEVELHEIMER, Peru and Mrs. ROCHE of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Anna HILL, Greensburg and Mrs. Oscar HOFFMAN of Chicago; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian church in Rochester at 2 o'clock Monday aftrnoon with Rev. Harry M. MOUNT pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body has been moved to the Drake Funeral Home, 105 West Third street, Peru where friends may call until 1 p.m. Monday when the body will be brought to this city for the last rites.

John L. ALLISON, aged 49, tailor and dry cleaner, died at his home 1209 South Main street, at 6:45 o'clock Friday evening after an illness of two years.
The deceased was born in Rossville, Ill., July 5, 1890. His parents were James and Isabelle ALLISON. The family moved to Fulton county from Illinois to reside in 1901 and for many years resided on a farm in Wayne township later moving to Rochester.
John Allison opened his tailor and dry cleaning shop in Rochester in 1911 and at his death it was one of the most modern shop and plant of its kind in northern Indiana.
In a ceremony performed in this city November 30, 1911 Mr. Allison was married to Miss Madge BERNETHA, daughter of Judge Harry BERNETHA. The deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the Eagles lodge of this city.
Survivors are the wife, two sons, Harry ALLISON and James ALLISON, [II] of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura SHANNON, Sheboygan, Wis., and Mrs. Porter HAIMBAUGH of this city.
The funeral serives will be held from the residence on South Main street at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Glenn C. McGEE, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating assisted by Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment will be made in the Rochester Mausoleum.

John Andrew WHITE, aged 64, died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after a one week's illness due to pneumonia. The deceased was a farmer and lived two miles north of Argos on road 31.
The deceased was born October 2, 1876 on a farm near Argos and was the son of John J. and Mary Jane WHITE. He had spent his entire lifetime on farms near Argos except for three years when he resided in South Bend.
In a ceremony which was performed in Argos, November 16, 1904, he was married to Inez DRIETZLER. Mr. White was a member of the Argos Methodist Church, Odd Fellows Lodge and Isaak Walton league.
Survivors are the wife, two sons, Paul V. WHITE, Lansing, Mich., and John C. WHITE, Plymouth; daughter, Mrs. Bernita GOODYEAR, Chicago; two grandchildren, Tommy GOODYEAR and Beverly Jane WHITE; 3 half-brothers and 3 half-sisters. A son, Samuel R. WHITE, died September 4, 1938.
The last rites will be held from the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Monday with Rev. R. M. MURNISH of Chicago officiating. Burial will be made in the family lot in the new Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The body has been moved to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Monday, November 13, 1939

Alpheus MURPHY, aged 84, who was better known by his many friends as "Al" MURPHY, died at his farm home two miles east of this city on the Barrett road along the north shore of Lake Manitou at 8 o'clock Sunday evening. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. He had been ill for one week with heart trouble.
The deceased was born on a farm near Chili March 10, 1855, the son of Jesse and Rebecca (MENDENHALL) MURPHY. In a ceremony which was performed at Chili, May 22, 1881, he was married to Clara RALSTON, who died March 10, 1933. Mr. Murphy had resided in Fulton county for 39 years, moving here from Chili and he had always followed the occupation of farming.
Mr. Murphy was known by every Rochester high school student as the school's most ardent fan. He had seldom missed a home basketball game in 25 years or a state tournament in 20 years. Oft times he would accompany the team to other cities for basketball games. He also attended other sports events of the high school such as baseball, track and football. His sons, Raymond [MURPHY], who was killed in the World War, Russell and Byron, were the star athletes while enrolled in the local high school.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude BECK, and Mrs. Hazel CLEMANS, Rochester; Mrs. Elba HALL, Lansing, Mich.; and Mrs. Lula BRYANT, Knox; four sons, Jesse [MURPHY], Ben [MURPHY] and Russell [MURPHY], of Rochester, and Byron [MURPHY], of South Bend; two brothers, Albert MURPHY, Indianapolis and Arthur MURPHY of Macy; and a sister, Mrs. Emma CARPENTER, of Peru. A daughter, Mrs. Pearl WELCH, and the son, Raymond, preceded their father in death.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Word was received here by Mr. and Mrs. Charles MacVEAN of the death of Mrs. William HECTOR of Chicago. Mrs. Hector died suddenly at her home Tuesday, November 7th. She was the wife of Dr. William HECTOR of Chicago and leaves, besides the husband, her son, William, [HECTOR, Jr.] and daughter, Mary Jane [HECTOR], both at home.
The Hector family were former Rochester residents and will be remembered by many friends in this city.

George J. KLEM, 68, owner of the Fulton County Hatchery on North Monroe street died at his home, 206 East Dewald street, Fort Wayne at 4:45 o'clock Saturday morning following a sudden heart attack.
Mr. Klem purchased the hatchery here two months ago from Charles OVERMYER. Loyd HOPKINS is the manager of the hatchery.
Mr. Klem for a number of years operated groceries in Fort Wayne at the corners of John and Creighton streets and Third and St. Mary's streets.
Due to failing health he sold his interest in the groceries in January and later when he became improved in health purchased the chicken hatchery here.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church in Fort Wayne and is survived by his widow and four daughters.
The last rites will be held from St. Patrick's Cathedral in Fort Wayne at 9 a.m. Tuesday with interment in the Catholic cemetery at Fort Wayne.

James C. VOREIS, 74, farmer residing northwest of Argos passed away Sunday afternoon at the Plymouth Parkview hospital. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis. He had been in ill health for the past three years.
Mr. Voreis was born on a farm in Green township, Marshall county, on June 2nd, 1865, and had resided in that community throughout his entire life. He was the son of William and Sarah VOREIS. His wife who was Florence MILLER, preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Voreis was a member of the Maxinkuckee Poplar Grove church and the I.O.O.F. lodge.
The survivors are a brother, Ed [VOREIS], of Argos; two grandsons, James Wilbur [LAKE] and Bobby Lee LAKE of near Argos. Two daughters preceded their father in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Poplar Grove church Tuesday afternoon, at two o'clock. Rev. Frank HOOVER will officiate. Interment will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The body will be taken to the old Voreis homestead, which is now tenanted by Orvan LAKE, a son-in-law, late today. Friends may call at the Lake home up until one o'clock Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 14, 1939

Mrs. S[tephen] D. (Isabelle [M.]) WISER, 86, passed away Monday at her home in Culver. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several weeks duration. Mrs. Wiser's husband preceded her in death several years ago. The deceased was a member of the Culver Methodist church.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Reuben BIGGS, of near Culver; Mrs. Alda ROHERS, of Knox, and Mrs. Monroe WARREN, of Culver.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Easterday Chapel, in Culver. Rev. HALER of the Evangelical church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Culver cemetery.

Wednesday, November 15, 1939

Harry C. HOOVER, aged 57, died at his home, 316 Clayton street, at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of several months due to complications. He was better known by his many friends as Jack HOOVER.
The deceased was born in Rochester, October 27, 1882, the son of Charles W. and Ann (DAWSON) HOOVER. His father died 19 years ago and the mother 37 years ago. Mr. Hoover's grandfather gave the ground for the cemetery at Athens which is known as "HOOVER'S CEMETERY."
Mr. Hoover was street car conductor in Chicago, Ill, for a number of years and later was an operative for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for eight years which included the World War period when much sabotage was committed in the United States.
Mr. Hoover returned to Rochester a number of years ago where he assisted his father in a grocery at the corner of Fifth and Main streets. The deceased was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church of this city and of a Masonic Lodge in Washington, D.C.
Survivors are the widow who was Florence BOWEN and whom he married in Chicago, Ill., 32 years ago and a sister, Mrs. Elva JOHNSON of Chicago.
The body has been moved to the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites which are as yet undetermined.
The Rochester Masonic lodge will be in charge of the funeral services.

The once "long line of blue" in Fulton county shrank another notch Tuesday with the death of George Washington BROOKS, 96, oldest Civil War veteran in Fulton county, who passed away at the home of his son, Jesse Brooks in Disko, following a week's illness due to pneumonia.
On the day that Abraham Lincoln issued his first call for volunteers in the Civil War, April 15, 1861, Mr. Brooks enlisted with the thirty-fourth Ohio infantry. In less than three months he took part in the first battle of Bull Run, a Union defeat.
He was taken prisoner in this battle by the Confederate army, but after his health broke, he was returned north in an exchange of prisoners between the two sides.
On Feb. 22, 1862, he re-enlisted with company G, under Albert B. Dodd, captain of the sixteenth Indiana volunteer infantry. He was with Gen. Sherman's forces at Cedar Creek and Five Forks as the war came to a conclusion. He was discharged at Dayton, O., on June 12, 1865, at Camp Chase.
A well-digger by occupation, Mr. Brooks moved to Fulton county in 1877 and resided in Disko since that time. Six years ago he became blind, but had been able to exercise freely out-of-doors during favorable weather. He had been a member of the Church of God for the last 30 years.
Mr. Brooks made two trips to this city each year when he paid his taxes at the court house. He would be brought to this city in a car by his son, Jesse, and county officials would honor the aged gentleman by going to his auto, where his business would be transacted by them as Mr. Brooks was too feeble to climb the steps to the court house.
Mr. Brooks was born in Ohio October 24, 1843, to William BROOKS, a native of England, and Mary ALTIC, a native of Virginia. He had resided in Disko the last 62 years. In 1867 in Brooksville, O., he was married to Eleanora OAKES who preceded him in death.
Besides the son, Jesse [BROOKS], with whom he lived in Disko, Mr. Brooks had two other children, Perry [BROOKS], of Peru, and Mrs. Martha CORRELL, of Akron; 37 grandchildren; 107 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Methodist church in Disko with Rev. Levi HILL of Silver Lake in charge. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery, south of Silver Lake. Daughters of Union Veterans will have charge of services at the graveside.
The body was taken to the Baber funeral home in Roann and will be returned to the residence Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock.

Thursday, November 16, 1939

Last rites for the late Harry C. HOOVER, former government secret service agent, who died at his home, 216 Clayton street, Thursday afternoon will be held from the Trinity Evangelical church at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. George J. LONG will be in charge and interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Fort Wayne and Peru newspapers are please asked to copy this notice.

Two Peru women, one a former nurse in the Woodlawn hospital, met death at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon when a car in which they were riding was struck by a Wabash passenger train at the Fremont street crossing in Peru.
The former nurse who died in Dukes hospital, Peru, three hours after the car in which she was riding with Mrs. Gladys VANATOR, was struck by the passenger train, was Miss Betty RHINEBERGER, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Rhineberger of Peru.
Miss Rhineberger who was a student nurse at the Woodlawn hospital, was employed here from May 1, 1939 until July 30, 1939. Since that time she has been on private cases in Peru.
Following is an account of the fatal accident which was carried in a Peru newspaper:
Mrs. Gladys Vanator, 33, of 447 West Second street, was killed instantly and Miss Betty Rhineberger, 19, of 311 West Third street, died three hours later as the result of injuries when a Wabash passenger train struck the rear end of their automobile at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Freemont street crossing in this city.
Miss Rhineberger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Rhineberger, was taken to the Dukes Memorial hospital following the accident but passed away at 7 o'clock last night.
Mrs. Vanator, who was driving, and her companion were returning from work at the Square D factory going north on Freemont street when they saw Harry REEDER, 60, watchman, waving his flag on the other side of a double track. Mrs. Vanator stopped the car on the first track apparently not seeing the approaching train.
The passenger train hit the rear of the car hurling it against some steel freight cars which were standing on the other track. Mrs. Vanator was pinned under the car and the body was not extricated until the wrecker pulled the machine away. The body was taken to the Allen funeral home.
The train was making the usual run from Logansport to Peru when the accident occurred. Conductor on the train was Edward MYERS of Peru; fireman, D. BINDLE, and engineer, W. C. CLISTON.
Survivors of Mrs. Vanator include the husband, Lewis [VANATOR], an employee of the L. B. CHALKEY company; and three daughters, Emma Louise [VANATOR], Betty Alice [VANATOR] and Mary Elizabeth [VANATOR], all at home.
Surviving Miss Rhineberger are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George RHINEBERGER; two sisters, Evelyn [RHINEBERGER] and Jean [RHINEBERGER], at home; two brothers, Robert [RHINEBERGER] and George [RHINEBERGER], Jr., also at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rhineberger of Denver, Ind., and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. KLINE of Peru.

Friday, November 17, 1939

Mrs. O. A. COOK, wife of Rev. O. A. COOK, former pastor of the Baptist church of this city, died at eight o'clock at her home in Cumberland, Ind. Mrs. Cook is a sister of Mrs. Cass VIERS of this city.

Mrs. Mary E. COOK, aged 84, a pioneer resident of this city, died at 1 o'clock this afternoon at her home, 1108 Bancroft Avenue, from pneumonia. She had been ill only a few days. The obituary will appear in The News-Sentinel Saturday as data for the same was unobtainable today.

Peru, Ind., Nov. 17. -- Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys VANATOR, 33, of 447 West Second Street and Miss Betty RHINEBERGER, 19, of 311 West Third Street, who were killed Wednesday afternoon when their car was hit by a Wabash train at the Fremont street crossing in Peru, wil be held Saturday afternoon, it was announced today.
Mrs. Vanator was a member of the First Christian church where funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. Lee JACKSON officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.
The body will be returned to the home, 447 West Second Street, late Thursday.
The body of Miss Rhineberger was prepared for burial at the Kline funeral home at Denver, and was returned to the residence of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George RHINEBERGER, 311 West Third Street, late Thursday.
Funeral rites will be conducted at the local Methodist church at 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. V. L. CLEAR officiating and burial will be made in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.

Saturday, November 18, 1939

Mrs. Charles FLAGG, aged 65, passed away at her home one mile north of Rochester in Road 31 at what is known as Fruitland at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of one year.
The deceased was born November 25, 1873 in Argos. Her parents were Thomas and Susan (JORDAN) WORTHINGTON. In a ceremony which was performed in Argos, April 25, 1895, she was married to Mr. Flagg.
Mr. and Mrs. Flagg have resided in Rochester since 1918 when Mr. Flagg was elected county clerk. Prior to that time they resided in Akron where he was the agent for the Winona Interurban line. Mrs. Flagg was a member of the Grace Methodist church of this city.
Survivors are the husband, daughter, Doris FLAGG, at home, and three brothers, William WORTHINGTON, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Russell WORTHINGTON, Indianapolis and Benoni WORTHINGTON of Akron. A brother Artice WORTHINGTON preceded his sister in death.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON in charge. Interment will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Mrs. Mary E. COOK, aged 84, died at her home, 1108 Bancroft avenue at 12:20 o'clock Friday afternoon from double pneumonia. She became ill last Sunday.
The deceased had lived in Rochester practically her entire lifetime. She was born in Ohio, April 30, 1855, the daughter of Edward and Mary (GAULT) ANDERSON.
In a ceremony which was performed at Wagoners Station in 1876 she was married to Philip COOK who preceded her in death.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. O. W. STENGEL of Peru; two sons, William H. COOK, Rochester and Jesse Ray COOK who resides on a farm in the Green Oak neighborhood; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A son died in infancy.
The funeral services which will be private will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Cook home from 3 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday.

Monday, November 20, 1939

Anderson, Ind., Nov. 20 (INS) -- Mrs. Eva Marie THOMPSON, 41, an acrobat with the Cole Bros. Circus was dead today of a heart attack. She was the wife of Steven THOMPSON, of Anderson.
-- Mrs. Thompson and her husband have been with the COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS for the past three years. They returned to their home in Anderson after the close of the regular circus season in October.
The Thompsons with another woman had a specialty act. They had been appearing in several winter circuses since the Cole circus closed for the 1939 season.

Twelve Mile, Ind., Nov. 20. -- Larkin E. CONDON, 74, passed away at 1:25 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home, five miles southeast of here in Adams township. Death followed an illness of two weeks.
He was born in Washington township and resided all of his life in Cass county. His wife preceded him in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Grace BEECHER, Twelve Mile; two sons, Ervin C. [CONDON], Twelve Mile, and Ralph [CONDON], Culver; two brothers, Nelson A. [CONDON], Cass county; George A. [CONDON], of Miami county; a sister, Sylvia Dell DAVIS, Peru; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Mexico Church of the Brethren, Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH officiating and burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery.
The body was returned to the residence from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton this morning.

Tuesday, November 21, 1939

Miss Grace MILES, 51, a former resident of Rochester when her father, Dr. O. P. MILES, was the pastor of the First Baptist Church, passed away at 9:15 o'clock Monday morning at the home of her parents at Winona Lake. Death was due to heart trouble and complications.
Miss Miles had been suffering from heart trouble for a number of years, but her condition had improved at times so that she was able to carry on her work as an artist. She had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
The Miles family first became residents of Winona Lake about 33 years ago and had a continuous residence at the park during the past eight years. For a number of years, Miss Miles was connected with the art department of Marshall Field's store in Chicago.
During the past two or three years she was in the art department of the Ayers Store in Indianapolis during the winter months and operated an mer [sic] at Winona Lake, and a brother, Spurgeon B. MILES in Chicago. [?]
She was so engaged during the past summer, having carried on her work until the close of the Winona season. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving besides the parents, are a sister, Mrs. Louise CORBETT, of Chattanooga, Tenn., who spent the summer at Winona Lake, and a brother, S. B. MILES in Chicago.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bibler funeral home in Warsaw. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw.

Clayton WALLACE, aged 7, who resided with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WALLACE on a farm three miles northwest of Argos succumbed at 7 o'clock this morning in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after a week's illness due to an abscessed throat.
The lad was born July 28, 1932 at Argos and had lived in the Argos and Plymouth communities all of his life.
Survivors are his parents; paternal grandmother, Mrs. James WALLACE; three brothers, Burton [WALLACE], Darrell [WALLACE] and Vernon [WALLACE], and four sisters, Roanna [WALLACE], Alvin [WALLACE], Nadine [WALLACE] and Wantetta [WALLACE] all at home.
The last rites will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. Burial will be made at Plymouth.

Saturday, November 25, 1939

Nicholas A. ROBBINS, 79, well known farmer of this community, passed away Saturday morning, one o'clock at his home south of Rochester. Death resulted from a complication of diseases. He had been in ill health for about four months.
Nicholas Andrew ROBBINS was born on a farm near Green Oak, Ind., on May 15th, 1860. His parents were Richard and Rebecca (TURNER) ROBBINS. On May 31st, 1883 he was united in marriage with Maggie E. WYNN. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. Mr. Robbins was a member of the Seven Day Adventists, of Rochester.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Belle AULT, of this city; and Mrs. Effie NEWCOMB, of Bremen, Ind., and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Floyd SANDERS of the Rochester Seven Day Adventists church will officiate. Friends may view the body at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home up until the hour of the services.

Mrs. G. F. DAVISSON, widow of the late Rev. G. F. DAVISSON, died in Detroit Friday night, following a stroke. Her body will be brought here Sunday and will be at Val Zimmerman's funeral home until Monday. The funeral will be held Monday at 10:00 o'clock a.m. at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN of Denver will officiate, assisted by Rev. H. T. RAFNEL.

Lester JOHNSON, 53, lifelong resident of Tippecanoe, Ind., was found dead in bed early Saturday morning by his brother William [JOHNSON], with whom he has made his home. Death is believed to have resulted from a heart attack.
Mr. Johnson was born May 3rd, 1886 on the same farm on which he passed away. He was the son of J. Hugh and Lucinda JOHNSON.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Lillie COOPER, of Tippecanoe, and Mrs. MIKESELL, of Warsaw, Ind., and a brother William JOHNSON, of Tippecanoe.
Funeral services will be held at the William Johnson home, Monday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Rev. BURGESS will officiate. The body will be removed from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the Johnson residence early Sunday morning, it was stated.

Monday, November 27, 1939

John F. ROWLES, aged 69, who was better known by his many friends as Frank ROWLES and who lived on a farm five miles northwest of Rochester, died at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning. Death occurred in Woodlawn hospital and followed an illness of three weeks.
The deceased was born in Bremen, Ohio June 8, 1870, the son of James and Mahala ROWLES. He had lived in Fulton county for 35 years, moving here from Winamac. Rowles was united in marriage with Isabelle NYE in February 1894 and was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.
Survivors include the widow; two daughters, Mrs. M. BOELTER of Chicago; Mrs. Ova NICKELS of Michigan City; son, Estel ROWLES of Rochester; three brothers, Lester [ROWLES] of New Castle; Clarence [ROWLES] of Moreland; and William [ROWLES] of Brook; one sister, Mrs. Anna STIPP of Kewanna and five grandchildren. A son, Russell [ROWLES], preceded his father in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church with Rev. Harry MOUNT officiating. Burial is to be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Asa F. DAVIS, aged 57, for five years band instructor in the Rochester high school and a former member of the Bohumir Kryl band and orchestra was found dead in his studio above Schultz Variety store at the corner of Seventh and Main streets at 7 o'clock Saturday evening by two of his pupils.
Death was attributed to coronary embolism by Dr. Dean K. STINSON, county coroner, who conducted his inquest Saturday night releasing the body to the family immediately so that it could be taken to Marion to be prepared for burial.
The body was found by Jimmy SHELTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray SHELTON and Leo FEECE son of Mr. and Mrs. Max FEECE members of the high school band who had gone to the studio for their lessons. Shelton arrived first and waited for 30 minutes and then Feece came.
Both youths waited a while longer and then noticed a light from under the bathroom door. Receiving no reply to their calls or knocks the two lads opened the door and found Prof. Davis dead on the floor of the bathroom.
Mr. Davis is believed to have passed away about 6 o'clock Saturday morning for he was fully clothed and usually drove to Wabash for music classes starting at 8 a.m.
Prof. Davis had been a resident of this community for the past seven years coming here from Marion his birthplace. He had been an instructor in band music in the high school for five years and for the past two years had operated a private studio. He also had pupils in Winamac, Logansport and Peru.
Prof. Davis was a violin and bass horn soloist in the Bohuimur Kryl band for twenty years and played with this band in Rochester in a Redpath Chautauque a number of years ago. He had signed to play with the Kryl band during the coming summer months and had arranged for Sshelton and Feece to play with Kryl's band. Prof. Davis had attended conservatories in New York, Chicago and Cincinnati. He had under construction a new home on a lot in the Murphy addition on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
Surviving are a son and parents of Marion, and a brother and two sisters He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Marion and played in local bands during the summer months.
Funeral services will be held from the Diggs funeral home in Marion at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with interment in that city.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth DAVISSON, 82, who passed away Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Whitaker, of Detroit, were held Monday morning, ten o'clock at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, of Denver, Ind., officiated and interment was made in the Galveston, Ind. cemetery. Mrs. Davisson was the widow of the late Rev. G. F. DAVISSON.
Mrs. Davisson before her marriage was Elizabeth EMERY of Galveston, Ind. For many years Rev. and Mrs. Davisson resided on their farm just north of the Woodrow school house, southeast of this city. Rev. Davisson was pastor of the Bethlehem church, northeast of this city for several years.
Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Davisson made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Whitaker, of Detroit. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Herbert WHITAKER, of Detroit; a son Owen DAVISSON, of South Bend, and three grandchildren.

Tuesday, November 28, 1939

James F. KEPLER, aged 68, pioneer automobile dealer of this city, died at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Woodlawn hospital from heart trouble and other complications. He had been in ill health for one year and bedfast four weeks. He was taken to the hospital from his home, 1024 South Madison street, last Sunday.
The deceased was born in the Pleasant Hill community in Miami county, March 6, 1872. His parents were Martin V. and Martha J. (HOOVER) KEPLER. In a ceremony which was performed in this city, May 6, 1896, he was married to Julia Ann YODER who preceded her husband in death. Mr. Kepler was a member of the Presbyterian church at Deedsville.
Mr. Kepler had been a resident of Rochester for 40 years moving here from his birthplace where he had lived on a farm. While in Rochester Mr. Kepler engaged in various business enterprises among them was a grocery and meat market in East Ninth street, and a realty agency.
Mr. Kepler was one of the first to see the possibilities of Lake Manitou as a summer resort and with his father the late Martin Kepler plotted what is now the Lily Park and Poet's Point additions on the north shore of the lake. Mr. Kepler operated the first motor bus to Lake Manitou in 1907 which was a Winton chain driven vehicle. This Winton was popularly known as a "rubberneck wagon" as it was about eight feet high and had no top.
Mr. Kepler first entered the automobile business with his brother, the late Charles KEPLER, who succumbed in 1936 and who had the Chevrolet agency in Rochester. Mr. Kepler was widely known by farmers in Fulton and surrounding counties. For the past five years he has been associated with his son Orlen Kepler in his auto agency in Rochester.
Survivors are the son Orlen KEPLER; two daughters, Mrs. Edna PLUNKETT, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Vera CLOUD of Rochester; brother John KEPLER, Kokomo; sister, Mrs. Rebecca WOLFORD, Logansport and three grandsons, James PLUNKETT, Indianapolis, John [KEPLER] and Kenneth KEPLER of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the Kepler residence, 1024 Madison street, at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects at the Kepler residence after noon Wednesday until the hour of the last rites.

Wednesday, November 29, 1939

Charles H. STURKEN, aged 65, prominent Fulton county farmer, was instantly killed and two Ohio automobile dealers were injured, one of them critically, in an auto accident two miles south of this city in Road 31 at the Lon CARRITHERS corner at 8:15 o'clock Tuesday night. Four cars were involved in the fatal accident.
Sturken had just left his home, the first dwelling west of the Carrithers farm, and was enroute to Rochester to spend the evening. A post mortem was to be held this afternoon to determine the cause of his death. It is believed that his neck was broken. The rear of his car was hit with sufficient force as to throw Sturken over the front seat and onto the floor of the rear section.
Raymond L. KNOX, 21, of 501 East Second street, Manchester, Ohio and W. J. BOYD, 51, of Winchester, Ohio were riding in the car which struck the Sturken machine. Officers have been unable to determine who was driving the car in which the two Ohio automobile dealers were riding on their way to South Bend for new Studebaker autos.
Knox and Boyd were moved in ambulances to the Woodlawn hospital where Boyd is in a serious condition due to head and chest injuries. His family has been called to his bedside. Knox received a broken nose and numerous cuts on the face and limbs. His condition is not considered serious.
State Patrolman Estil BEMENDERFER and Deputy Sheriff Frank SUMMERS are making an investigation of the accident. The Indiana State Police department has ordered that a post mortem be held on Sturken to determine the exact cause of his death. It is possible that manslaughter charges may be filed. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, will conduct the autopsy and will hold his inquest in a few days.
Full details of the accident are lacking because Knox and Boyd have been in no condition to give a statement to police. Just what happened to make the Sturken and Ohio auto dealer's car crash had not been determined.
It is said that the Ohio car was being driven at an excessive rate of speed and that it struck Sturken's machine with sufficient force as to cause it to sideswipe two new Studebaker automobiles which were in transit for Louisville, Kentucky from South Bend.
Sturken's car then left the state road where it turned over in the ditch several times. The Ohio car also left the highway and turned over into the ditch. The new Studebaker cars were part of a group of six, one towing one in each case, and Sturken hit the third and fourth autos, the lead car of which was being driven by C. A. NEHER of South Bend.
The four damaged autos were brought to a local garage. The Ohio men's car was a new Studebaker. Police obtained a statement from Neher and also from W. T. CRISSMAN, Cleveland, Ohio, a traveling salesman, whose car was passed by the two Ohio men two miles south of the crossroads, where the accident occurred. Crissman's statement was to the effect that the Ohio auto dealers were driving faster than it was prudent.
Charles H. Sturken had been a life resident of Fulton county. He was born on a farm near Rochester, December 13, 1873. His parents were Frederick and Caroline (WIPPERMAN) STURKEN. In a ceremony which was performed in this city, April 30, 1902, he was married to Lillian MOW, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Sturken had followed the occupation of farming throughout his lifetime and had resided on the farm where he lived at the time of his death for a number of years. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church and of the Odd Fellows lodge of this city.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Frances S. WILSON of Andrews and a grandson, Loren WILSON, also of Andrews.
The funeral services will be held from the Grace Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, November 30, 1939

Last rites for Charles STURKEN, farmer, who was killed in an auto accident south of this city on Road 31 Tuesday evening were held this afternoon from the Grace Methodist church.
Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON pastor of the church officiated and interment was made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, and Dr. E. V. HERENDEEN held a post mortem on Mr. Sturken Wednesday in the Val Zimmerman funeral apartment. They found that his death was due to a fracture of the second vertebrae which is near the neck
Sturken received his fatal injuries when the rear of his Ford car was struck by one driven by Raymond KNOX, Winchester, Ohio. Sturken's car was hit so hard that he was thrown clear over the back seat.
Knox is a Studebaker dealer at Winchester and he was enroute to South Bend with W. J. BOYD of Manchester, Ohio his sub-dealer. In the accident Boyd suffered injuries to his chest and head and is now lying at the point of death in Woodlawn hospital.
Dr. Dean Stinson will hold his coroner's inquest in a few days. In the meantime the Sheriff's office and state police are conducting a thorough investigation and unless the Ohio men have some explanation of the wreck acceptable to authorities they likely will be held responsible for the crash.

Friday, December 1, 1939

The second death resulting from an auto crash two miles south of this city in Road 31 at the Lon CARITHERS corner occurred at 6 o'clock Thursday evening in the Woodlawn hospital.
The second victim of the crash was W. J. BOYD, 51, of Manchester, Ohio, who was riding with Raymond KNOX of Winchester, Ohio, when Knox's car crashed into the back of one driven by Charles STURKEN, farmer living near the crossroads, killing Sturken instantly.
Boyd's death was attributed to head and chest injuries. He had been in a critical condition since the accident and his death was not unexpected. He had been unconscious since the time of the crash. The body was taken to Manchester today for burial.
Knox is a Studebaker automobile dealer at Wichester and had just signed Boyd as a sub-dealer at Manchester. They were enroute to South Bend in an auto driven by Knox to get a demonstrator car for Boyd when the accident took place.
Boyd had been an electrician for a number of years and suffered several burns from electricity eighteen months ago while working in a factory at Manchester.
Boyd had been hospitalized for 17 months for his burns and the dealership was his first opportunity to work since he was injured.
His only immediate survivors were his wife and son, aged 11, who were at his bedside when death occurred. Mr. Boyd was a member of the Presbyterian church at Manchester.
Mr. Knox is still confined in the Woodlawn hospital but his condition is considered satisfactory. He may have to face criminal charges as a result of the accident in which Boyd and Sturken lost their lives.

Funeral services were held from the St. Joan of Arc Catholic church in Kokomo this morning for Mrs. Mary MARTIN of Kokomo, wife of Emil MARTIN, who died Wednesday morning at her home in Kokomo after a short illness. The body was placed in a mausoleum in the Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo.
Mrs. Martin was well known in Rochester and with her husband spent many summers at Lake Manitou at their cottage on the east side of the lake near the Rochester Country Club. At one time Mr. Martin operated the COLONIAL HOTEL at Lake Manitou.
The Rosary Sodality of St. Joan of Arc's church held a Rosary service in the Martin home last night. Survivors other than the husband are two daughters.

Miss Cora A. RAVENCROFT, aged 69, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harry JACOBS, 511 North Pontiac street, at 9 o'clock Thursday evening following a heart attack. She had been in ill health for a year.
The deceased was born in Springfield, Mo., October 16, 1868. Her parents were John and Harriett E. RAVENCROFT. She was a milliner and operated a shop in Chetcotah, Oklahoma for a number of years.
For twelve years, Miss Ravencroft was an instructor in art in the State Industrial School for Girls at Chetcotah, and she had lived in Rochester for the past eight years. Miss Ravencroft was a member of the Presbyterian church at Chetcotah.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. E. H. SUTHERLAND and Mrs. JACOBS of this city, Mrs. Robert WRIGHT, Gary, and Mrs. Wright ROBBINS of Edwardsburg, Mich.; half-sister, Mrs. Theodore BEAR, South Bend, and four brothers, Frank RAVENCROFT, Union Mills; Clifton RAVENCROFT, Detroit, Mich.; Harley RAVENCROFT and George RAVENCROFT of Los Angeles, Calif. A brother, Ralph RAVENCROFT, preceded his sister in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Jacobs' residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Glenn McGEE, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Saturday, December 2, 1939

Mrs. Mary Jane HISSONG, aged 87, who resided on a farm seven miles southwest of Argos died in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 8:45 o'clock Saturday morning from injuries she received Thursday evening when she fell down a short flight of stairs.
The aged lady tripped as she was going down the stairs at the home of her son Laurence HISSONG. In the fall she suffered internal injuries which were the cause of her death.
The deceased was born in New York state, September 9, 1852. She had lived in and near Argos during her intire lifetime. She was married to Hamilton HISSONG in 1873 and he died in 1931. Mrs. Hissong was a member of the Poplar Grove church southwest of Argos.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Retta E. HACKER, Mrs. Carrie A. PRICE and Mrs. Lucy B. VOREIS and a son Laurence HISSONG all of whom live on farms near Argos. The deceased was making her home with her son.
The funeral services will be held from the Poplar Grove church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. Frank HOVIS officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The body has been moved to the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos and will be returned to Laurence Hissong residence at noon Sunday where friends may call.

Caleb CASTLEMAN, well-known farmer, passed away at his farm home eight miles west of Rochester, at 9:40 p.m., December 1st, aged 86 years, five months and 19 days. Death came after a lingering illness of eight months due to complications of old age.
Mr. Castleman was born June 12th, 1853 in the Bass Lake locality in Starke county, Indiana and spent his early childhood there. He was left an orphan at the age of 12, after which he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Isaac ONSTOTT, of near Rochester.
At the age of 21, he was married to Ida Jane ONSTOTT, who preceded him in death on October 4th, 1920.
Mr. Castleman's entire life was spent in Indiana with the exception of 11 years residency in Rolla, Missouri. He was the last survivor of a family of five brothers and one sister; children of William and Nancy CASTLEMAN, who were among the pioneer settlers of Indiana.
Mr. Castleman leaves six sons, Bert R. CASTLEMAN, of Marshall, Minn.; Olin W. CASTLEMAN, Bantry, N.D.; Clarence CASTLEMAN, of Leiters Ford; Lloyd [CASTLEMAN], Clyde [CASTLEMAN] and Vernon CASTLEMAN, all of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. H. C. WARNER, of Culver, Ind.; Mrs. Earl SEE, Leiters Ford, and Bertha B. BAILEY, of South Bend. He also is survived by 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Two daughters died in infancy.
The funeral services will be conducted at the home, Sunday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, December 3rd. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The six sons of the deceased will act as pallbearers.

Monday, December 4, 1939

Kokomo, Dec. 4. -- Probate of the will of Mary M. MARTIN was made in circuit court Saturday. Under its terms, personal property consisting of household goods and all of the testatrix's furniture at the Martin hotel, together with the lease on the hotel building, are left to the husband, Emil F. MARTIN.
He also receives the decedent's interest in real estate located in Willacy county, Texas.
A property at 326 South Main street is left to a son, Harold WANSBOROUGH, while cash bequests of $2,000 each are made to two daughters, Genevieve McCLAMROCH and Gertrude NUGENT.
The will directs that six lots in Kokomo, six pieces of real estate in Mishawaka, and residence and business buildings in South Bend be sold, and the executor is directed to divide the proceeds among the two daughters and the son.
Several articles of jewelry are bequeathed to the two daughters and to Maryanna NUGENT and Virginia McCLAMROCH, granddaughters. In addition, the will provides for an insurance policy to be given the son.
Emil F. Martin is named executor under the will, with no bond. The document was executed Nov. 3, 1936, and witnessed by Gerald W. RYBOLT and Mary Belle KLINGERMAN.

Tuesday, December 5, 1939

Abner J. BARRETT, aged 89, one of the city's most prominent citizens for many years and a pioneer resident of Rochester and Fulton county, died at his home, 929 South Main street, at 5:30 o'clock Monday afternoon following a heart attack.
Mr. Barrett had been under a doctor's care for the past two years, due to a heart ailment, but his death was entirely unexpected. He was taken ill while sitting in the Masonic Lodge club room Monday afternoon and was moved to his home.
A doctor was called to attend Mr. Barrett and he seemed to be much better, although he had [gone] to bed. When his daughter, Miss Pearl Barrett, called him for supper she found that her father had passed away.
A colorful and interesting career marks the history of Mr. Barrett. He was born on a farm one and a half miles northeast of Rochester on what is now known as the Isaac GOOD farm. He was born January 1, 1850, the son of Jacob and Rachael (CLARK) BARRETT.
His father, though the father of nine children, enlisted in the Union Army and fought in the Civil War. He was killed and burial took place in Kentucky. The courageous wife carried on with the help of her son, Abner, then nine years of age, but who was the oldest son.
Mr. Barrett's first employment was as a wood cutter at the age of nine with E. E. COGLE. When Mr. Cogle died in 1882, Mr. Barrett and the late Lyman BRACKETT purchased a lumber yard in East Seventh street of the Cogle heirs. The two men conducted the lumber yard for many years, Mr. Barrett later buying the interest of Mr. Brackett. Mr. Barrett retired from active business in 1927.
During his life Mr. Barrett saw Rochester and Lake Manitou develop into a famous summer resort, he figuring largely in its development. He owned much of the land on the north shore of the lake which he divided into lots. The cement road along the north shore of the lake was named in his honor.
With Mr. Brackett as his partner Mr. Barrett built the Fredonia Block in 1889. This building, a three story brick structure, extends a half block south on Main street from Seventh on the east side of Main. The hotel in the building bears Mr. Barrett's name.
For many years Mr. Barrett was a wheelhorse in the Fulton county Republican organization, and his influence was of no mean value. He for many years attended all county, state, district and national conventions.
Mr. Barrett was prominent in the business life of Rochester. He was one of the founders and directors of the ROCHESTER BRIDGE COMPANY. The INDIANA BANK and The ROCHESTER BANK AND TRUST COMPANY. He was the owner of the bridge company buildings at the time they were purchased by the COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS.
The deceased was made a Mason in Rochester lodge No. 79 on January 15, 1873. Mr. Barrett was noted for his charities which always were carried out in an unostentatious manner.
Survivors are the daughter, Miss Pearl BARRETT, a son John BARRETT of this city, granddaughter, Miss Peggy Lou BARRETT of Rochester, niece, Mrs. Grace MARTIN, Jersey City, N.J. and grand-nephew, Barrett IRVINE of LaPorte.
The last rites will be held from the Barrett home at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Harry MOUNT pastor of the First Christian church officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Wednesday, December 6, 1939

The funeral services for the late Abner J. BARRETT, pioneer business man of this city, who died Monday evening, were held this afternoon from the residence, 929 South Main street, and were largely attended. Rev. Harry MOUNT officiated. The Rochester Masonic Lodge of which the deceased was a member since 1873 was in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Rellows cemetery. Through an error the name of Mr. Barrett's wife was omitted in the obituary which was carried in The News-Sentinel yesterday. She was Rebecca JOHNSON and the wedding ceremony was performed in this city October 17, 1871. Mrs. Barrett died April 15, 1923.

Thursday, December 7, 1939

Attorney Frank S. TERRY, aged 84, died this morning at his home, 201 West Ninth street, from injuries he received in a fall in the bathroom of his home Wednesday morning. It is believed that the aged attorney fell after suffering a heart attack. He had been in failing health for several years.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born in Akron, October 26, 1855. His parents were Dr. Samuel S. and Sarah (McCLOUD) TERRY. The house in which Mr. Terry was born in Akron still stands but has since been moved to another location.
Atty. Terry spent his early boyhood days in Akron and in 1875 with his parents moved to Rochester where he had lived until he died. When a young man he attended Wabash college and later the University of Michigan where he graduated from the law school.
He spent several years as a civil engineer in Colorado, after which he returned to Rochester entering the practice of law as a partner with the late Jacob S. SLICK. After the demise of Atty. Slick he continued his law practice alone for many years with offices in the Masonic building and later in the Odd Fellows building.
During the world war or from 1917 to 1918, Atty. Terry acted as secretary of the Fulton County Registration Board which recruited men for service in the United States armed forces. During his residence in Rochester Atty. Terry was active in civic and lodge work.
He was a member of the Fulton County Bar Association and in the past served as attorney for the town of Rochester and also as county attorney.
Atty. Terry was an active member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Blue Lodge and Chapter at Rochester, Council and Commandery at Plymouth, Consistory at Indianapolis and of Murat Shrine at Indianapolis. He was worshipful master of the Rochester Blue Lodge in 1910 and had also been High Priest of the Rochester Royal Arch Chapter.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city March 26, 1890 he was united in marriage with Gertrude E. LYON who preceded him in death October 12, 1932.
Survivors are three children, Lyon F. TERRY, Ridgewood, N.J.; George E. TERRY, Waukegan, Ill. and Mrs. Chafee SHIRK, Brookville; three grandchildren, Julia Lee [TERRY] and Nancy TERRY and Terry SHIRK and two cousins, Mrs. Laura VICKERY and Mrs. Ina BRUNDIGE both of Akron. A son died in infancy and his only brother, Dr. Samuel TERRY, died at his home in Alameda, Cal., in 1936.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

The body of John Wesley EVANS, 72, former Fulton county farmer, who was better known by his many friends here as "JW" Evans was removed Wednesday morning from the St. Joseph river in South Bend shortly after it was discovered by Forest WIER a power company employee, who called police.
Mr. Evans who had been in ill health for several years had been missing from his home, 625 South 30th street, South Bend, since November 8. He is believed to have been dead since that time. Deputy Coroner Samuel E. BECHTOLD of South Bend will hold his inquest tomorrow.
The deceased was born in Ohio and moved to Indiana thirty-five years ago. For a number of years the family lived on what is now known as the Ed FULTZ farm three miles northeast of the city in Road 25 and later on the ANDERSON farm in Richland township now owned by Pierce WARD. Eleven years ago Mr. Evans moved to South Bend where he has been a caretaker of a golf course.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Don NELSON, Argos; a son, Wilby [EVANS], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Alta WARK and Mrs. Mollie STOUT, both of Dayton, O.; and a brother, Willard [EVANS], Atlanta, O.
Short funeral services will be held from the Hays funeral home in South Bend at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon after which the body will be brought to the Trinity Evangelical Church in this city, of which organization the deceased was a member, for the last rites, at 2:30 p.m.
The services will be in charge of Rev. H. F. BERGER of South Bend assisted by Rev. George J. LONG, pastor of the local church. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Ina May CONNELL, 66, of Macy, died at the Dukes Memorial hospital following an illness of several months from complications.
The daughter of Oscar and Sarah BRYAN, the deceased was born Dec. 9, 1872 in Wilson county, Kansas. She was married to Abelbert CONNELL on March 10, 1898 in Kansas. The deceased was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Haidee LANDERS, Macy, with whom she resided; and Mrs. Georgia HELM, Georgia; a sister, Mrs. Charles SEBREE, near Peru; and a brother, George [BRYAN], Peru. A brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock at the Allen Funeral home. Rev. C. E. DUNLAP of the Macy Methodist church, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. The body was taken to the Allen Funeral Home in Peru, where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Friday, December 8, 1939

Funeral services for Atty. Frank TERRY will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the home at 201 West Ninth street.
Rev. S. A. STEWART of LaPorte, former pastor of the Rochester First Presbyterian church will officiate, and will be assisted by Rev. Glenn McGEE pastor of the Presbyterian Church of this city.
The Masonic lodge will have charge of the services at the graveside in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The Fulton County Bar Association met this afternoon in the court room and passed resolutions of respect as to their colleague's death.

A copy of the resolutions was ordered sent to the family and notices of Atty. Terry's demise were telephoned to the bar associations in the seven counties surrounding Fulton county. The local bar association will attend the last rites for Atty. Terry in a body.
The active pallbearers are U. A. LEITER, [H.] L[is]le KRIEGHBAUM, Merle CRAIG, James DARRAH, Boyd PETERSON and Harvey WAYMIRE. Honorary pallbearers are Hiram G. MILLER, John J. WERNER, Clem V. LEONARD, Mahlon BELL, R. C. JOHNSON and W. W. ZIMMERMAN.

James Perry WHITE, aged 80, laborer who was the father of fourteen children died at 5 o'clock Thursday morning at his home in Ora Ind. Death was due to a heart ailment from which he had suffered for eleven years.
The deceased was born in Miami county, May 2, 1859, the son of Erastes and Mary WHITE. He had lived in Miami county most of his life moving to Ora several years ago. He was a member of the Christian church at Ora.
Survivors are the widow, nine children, Mrs. Minnie BELL, Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Bertha McCREARY, Peru, Mrs. Clara TEEMS, Servia, Mrs. Hulda DAVIS, Knox, Mrs. Iva WENTZEL, Logansport, Mrs. Gale GINNEY, Plymouth, Mrs. Bernice COLLINS, Hammond, Charles WHITE, Plymouth and Floyd WHITE of Culver, 34 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Four sons and a daughter died in infancy.
The funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Christian church at Ora with Rev. GREENWALD of Knox officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Ora.
The body was moved to the Lukenbill funeral home in Ora and was returned to the residence in Ora late Friday afternoon.

Saturday, December 9, 1939

Denver, Ind., Dec. 9. -- Elmer Ellsworth MILLER, 57, passed away at 2:35 o'clock Friday morning at his home two miles northeast of the city following an illness of eight weeks.
Born on April 3, 1883 in Howard county, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian MILLER. In 1906 he was united in marriage with Clara RICHER who preceded him in death. The former Nora DeWALD, with whom he was united in marriage in 1910, survives him. Miller lived in this community during his entire life and was a trustee of the Denver Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife, Nora; three daughters, Mrs. Florence WHISTLER of Walton; Mrs. Ellene STEPHENS of Holgate, O., and Betty Lee MILLER, at home; two sons, Elmer [MILLER], at home; and Lorraine [MILLER] of Denver; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Denver Baptist church with Rev. C. F. GOLDEN and Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH officiating. Burial is to be made in the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico.

Monday, December 11, 1939

Everton Aitken RANNELLS, 79, former resident of Rochester, passed away Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at his home in Fulton, Ind. Death resulted from complications following an illness of three weeks duration. Mr. Rannells had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties.
Mr. Rannells was born March 14th, 1860 at Rochester, Indiana, the son of J. F. and Mary AITKEN RANNELLS. On October 15th, 1895, he was united in marriage with Mabel FEECE. The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. and the Knights of Pythias lodges of Rochester.
With the exception of three years residency in Seattle, Washington, all of Mr. Rannells' life was spent in Fulton county. For a few years he and his brother, W. I. (Ezra) RANNELLS operated a serve-yourself-grocery in Rochester and for the past number of years he has operated a restaurant in Fulton.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Robert RANNELLS, of Fulton; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille KARN, of Bloomington; Mrs. F. M. CARITHERS, of Fulton; a granddaughter, Patricia KARN, and a sister, Mrs. Mary C. SHORE, of Oakland, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Rannells home. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Tuesday, December 12, 1939

Mrs. John W. [Margaret E. MARONEY] COSTELLO, aged 80, prominent and highly respected resident of Wayne township and the mother of Mrs. Ella HINES, of Kewanna, Fulton county Democratic vice-chairman, passed away at midnight Monday, at her farm home six miles southeast of Kewanna. She had been in ill health for two years but seriously ill but a day.
Mrs. Costello was born on a farm in Harrison township, Cass county, near Lucerne on April 14, 1859. She was the daughter of Roger and Mary MARONEY who moved to Wayne township to reside when she was a small child since which time she has been a resident of that township.
In a ceremony which was performed in Lucerne, January 23, 1883, she was married to John W. COSTELLO. Had Mrs. Costello lived until January 23 she would have celebrated her fifty-eighth wedding anniversary. Mrs. Costello was a devout member of the St. Ann's Catholic church at Kewanna and the Rosary Society of that organization. The deceased was known for her many charitable acts all performed in an unostentatious manner.
Survivors are the husband, four daughters, Mrs. Mary CATON, who lived with her parents, Mrs. Clara HIRSH, Logansport, Mrs. Ada MYERS, South Bend and Mrs. HINES; three sons, John W. COSTELLO, Jr., Chicago, Edward C. COSTELLO, Michigan City and Dr. Joseph COSTELLO of St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Mrs. Ann MONTGOMERY, Lucerne; brother, Edward MARONEY, Logansport; 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna at 9 o'clock Thursday morning with the Rev. Leo BREITENBACH in charge. Burial will be made in the St. Ann's cemetery near Grass Creek.

Miss Besse EMRICK, aged 64, a former resident of Rochester died in a sanitarium in Boston, Mass., Sunday after a two year illness due to a throat infection friends in this city were advised today.
The deceased was born in Rochester the daughter of the late Lee and Alice EMRICK. She was educated in schools of Rochester and in a New York conservatory. She was one of the first actresses to enter the films with the old Pathe Company. She had appeared in a number of musical comedies in New York City before entering the movies.

Her director was the late Leo WHARTON whom she later married. The Pathe Company at the time was making serials with perhaps the one entitled "Perils of Pauline" being the one which was most widely known.
In the company making these pictures were such well known performers as Lionel BARRYMORE, Warner BAXTER, Elmo LINCOLN, Irene CASTLE and Pearl WHITE who had the leads in the serials. Miss White died in Paris early this year.
Miss Emrick was a member of the Christian Church. Her only immediate survivor is Paul EMRICK, Lafayette, who is the director of the Purdue University band.
At Miss Emrick's request her body will be cremated and the urn returned to Rochester for interment in the grave of her father.

Muncie, Ind., Dec. 12. -- Funeral services for Walter H. DALY, 65 years old, former warden of Indiana State Prison who died Sunday night in the Ball Memorial hospital of heart disease, will be held at the Clark-Maynard funeral home in Winchester, his former home, Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.
Daly was removed as warden by Governor Paul V. McNUTT in 1933 after serving eight years. He was succeeded by Louis E. KUNKEL, Michigan City attorney.
Appointed to the state penal post by Governor Ed JACKSON in 1925, Daly served 34 years in all in various capacities in the institution as cellhouse storekeeper, chief clerk and deputy warden.
He was president and treasurer of the Walter H. Daly Company, oil distributors in Delaware county.
Under Daly's administration the state made its first experiment in operating a farm colony outside the prison at Michigan City. Ground was purchased six miles southwest of the prison and there chosen inmates were taken to serve their terms while working on farm projects.
He was a member of the Methodist church, the Knights Templar and the Muncie Exchange Club.
Surviving are the widow, Nellie DALY; a son, Walter [DALY], Jr.; a brother, Ulysses DALY, chief of Winchester police, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas BAILEY, also of Winchester.
-- Mrs. Daley was formerly Miss Nellie STIPP, a teacher in the Rochester high school. Mr. and Mrs. Daly had a large number of friends in this city and often visited here.

Wednesday, December 13, 1939

Monterey, Ind., Dec. 13. -- Mrs. Mona M. DAUGHERTY, 70, passed away last night in her home here following a week's illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary last July.
Surviving are the husband, James [DAUGHERTY]; a son, Addison DAUGHERTY, sheriff of Pulaski county; a daughter, Mrs. Glen DAVIDSON of Flushing, Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Rose DREW of Whiting, Ind.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have been tentatively set for Friday afternoon at the Methodist church. The body was removed to the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac.

Mrs. Lucy MURPHY, aged 64, died this morning at her home in this city after a years illness due to heart trouble and other complications.
Mrs. Murphy was life resident of this community and was born on a farm south of Rochester, September 8, 1873. She was one of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel GATTON all of whom preceded her in death except one sister, who resides in North Dakota and with whom she resided for several years returning to Rochester one year ago.
The deceased was the widow of the late Dora MURPHY who for many years operated a cafe and bakery in this city. The Murphy lived for many years in the 400 block on North Jefferson street. Mrs. Murphy was the first beautician to operate a shop in Rochester. This she conducted from her residence.
Mrs. Murphy was a member of the First Baptist church of this city. The body has been moved to the Todd funeral home in Kewanna. The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, December 14, 1939

Mrs. Emma SEE, aged 58, of Leiters Ford, Indiana, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, December 14, in her home.
She is survived by her husband, Earl T. SEE, six brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at the home at one o'clock Saturday, Dec. 16. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Rochester, Indiana.
Full details will be carried in tomorrow's paper.

Mrs. Lucy L.[GREGORY] CALAWAY, aged 58, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emmett BURNS, in Fulton at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday evening, after an illness of three weeks.
Mrs. Calaway was a victim of tularemia or rabbit fever which she contracted while preparing a rabbit which had been killed by her son-in-law, Mr. Burns.
The infection developed in a small cut which Mrs. Calaway had on a hand. Mrs. Calaway is the first person ever to die in Fulton county from the very rare tularemia.
The deceased was a life resident of Liberty township. She was born April 8, 1881 and was the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth GREGORY. She was a member of the Methodist church of Mt. Olive.
Survivors include two daughters Mrs. BURNS and Mrs. Harry SANDERS of Royal Oak, Mich., and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Emmett Burns with Rev. J. W. MILLER of the Fulton U.B. church officiating. Burial is to be made in the Fulton Odd Fellows cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Lucy MURPHY, aged 63, who died yesterday, will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. O. NELSON, 617 North Jefferson street, at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. D. S. PERRY will officiate. Mrs. Murphy was the first chiropractor in Rochester and also operated the first beauty shoppe in this city.

Saturday, December 16, 1939

Mrs. Norman MUNCY, aged 61, was found dead in her bed early Friday evening at her home at the Turner cottage on the south side of Lake Manitou. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis and followed an illness of three days.
Mrs. Muncy's death occurred during a half hour's absence from their home of Mr. Muncy and their housekeeper, Mrs. Emma SCOTT, who had driven to Rochester for foodstuffs. The deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis two years ago and another one Wednesday before the fatal one yesterday.

Mrs. Muncy was born in Vernon, Indiana, October 10, 1878 and had lived here for three years moving to Rochester from Indianapolis. For several years the family lived in a cottage near the Dam landing.
The deceased was married to Norman MUNCY in Indianapolis in 1928. He is an interior decorator. The husband and half-sister, Nettie RICHARDSON of Vernon, Ind., are the only immediate survivors.
Funeral rites will be held from the Foster Funeral Home on West Sixth street at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. Charles MOUNT in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizen's Cemetery.

Fred PERSCHBACHER, aged 63, prominent and highly respected business man of this city passed away early Saturday morning at the Woodlawn hospital where he had been confined for one week after submitting to a hernia operation.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm in Newcastle township near Tiosa on April 5, 1876 the son of Michael and Ann (BATCHELOR) PERSCHBACHER. In a ceremony performed in Rochester, October 2, 1901 he was married to Effie WADE.
Mr. Perschbacher has been engaged in business in Rochester for a great many years. He was in poultry for twenty-five years and three years ago purchased the ERIE GROCERY at 196 North Main street which he was operating at the time of his death.
Mr. Perschbacher was a life-long member of St. John Lutheran Church of this city serving his church as trustee for a number of years. He was active in Democratic circles in Fulton county and for the past three years was Fulton county jury commissioner.
Survivors are the widow, son Frederick PERSCHBACHER, of this city who assisted his father in his grocery store, a daughter, Mrs. Wilmer WINE of Wakarusa, three grandchildren, a half-brother Henry PERSCHBACHER of Indianapolis and a half-sister, Mrs. William KOCHENDEFER of Fremont.
Funeral services will be conducted from St. John's Lutheran church on West Fourth street at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with the pastor the Rev. W. J. SCHROER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Rev. Schroer announced that many memorial wreaths are being established in Mr. Perschbacher's honor by members of his congregation, other friends and acquaintances. Anyone desiring to add to these memorial wreaths should call 483-R.

Tuesday, December 19, 1939

Warsaw, Dec. 19. -- Hiram HART, 75-year-old resident of near Argos, Ind., died at 2:40 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the McDonald hospital of uremia, following a hip fracture.
The aged man suffered his accident December 9 when he fell at his home. His condition had steadily grown worse until his death Sunday.
He was born in Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Silas HART. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago.
The body will be taken to Ohio for burial. Paul funeral home, Bourbon, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. and Mrs. O. R. LEONARD of Macy have received word of the death of the infant daughter of Dr. and Mrs. N. E. ROBBINS. The baby was born December 15 in a hospital at Cincinnati. Mrs. Robbins is in a critical condition. She was Miss Ruth LEONARD of Macy.

Wednesday, December 20, 1939

Lewis E. LEAR, 70, died at his home in Fulton Wednesday morning at 1:30 after a short illness with heart trouble.
He was born to George and Nancy LEAR, Jan. 7, 1860 west of Rochester and lived in the county throughout his lifetime. On Sept. 23, 1884 he was united in marriage with Frances POWNALL, who died Feb. 25, 1938.
A daughter, Mrs. Verdie ROUCH of Fulton and a son Ermal LEAR of Kentland, seven grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m from Fulton U.B. church, of which he was a member. Rev. J. W. MILLER will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in Fulton cemetery.
The body will remain at Ditmire funeral chapel until time for the services.

Freed D. McALEXANDER, age 52, of 115 North Bradley street, Indianapolis, died today at his home after several years of impaired health.
Born near here, he had spent most of his life in Indianapolis. He was an employee of Kingan & Co. thirty-two years.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Dorsey funeral home. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Florence McALEXANDER; a brother, Dr. R. O. McALEXANDER, Indianapolis, and a half-sister, Mrs. Carrie MILLER, Pasadena, Cal.

Francis (Frank) RANS, 73, died Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of his son, John, four miles west of Fulton, following an illness of several months.
He had been a resident of Wayne township all his life, where he followed the occupation of farming. He was born in Wayne township Sept. 17, 1866 to William and Mary RANS. On March 17, 1891 he married Lucy MARSH, who died in 1916. He was a member of the Baptist church at Marshtown and the Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors include two sons, John [RANS], of Fulton, and Edgar [RANS] of Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. Jesse ZUCK and Miss Emma RANS, both of Kewanna; four brothers, Harley [RANS], of near Rochester; James [RANS], of near Fulton; Roy [RANS], of Kewanna; and Vernie [RANS], of Argos. Three grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive.
Funeral services will be held from Fulton Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Fulton cemetery.

Edna HALL FRAIN, 62, died Tuesday in St Minard hospital, Chicago. She was an accomplished pianist, having graduated from Indianapolis and Boston music conservatories. She was graduated from Rochester high school in 1895.
She was born Nov. 29, 1877 in Parke county, Indiana, the daughter of Rev. Whitfield and Mary HOSFORD HALL. On Oct. 16, 1901 she was united in marriage with Carl FRAIN.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from Val Zimmerman funeral chapel with Rev. George LONG officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, December 21, 1939

The two day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert CARLILE of Mentone died yesterday afternoon in the Murphy hospital in Warsaw where he had battled for life since birth. The infant suffered with intra-craniel hemorrhages since Tuesday morning and at one time yesterday morning its temperature reached to 109.7 degrees the doctor in attendance stated.

Harry Mogle of Kewanna has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Ella E. NEWBROUGH, which occurred at her home in Wendell, Idaho, Monday, following a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased was reared on a farm near Kewanna and had a number of relatives and friends in that vicinity. She had lived in Idaho for a number of years.
Survivors are the husband, J. W. NEWBROUGH; daughter, Mrs. Lucy DETTY; son, J. W. NEWBROUGH, Jr., and five grandchildren all of Wendell; sister Mrs. Minnie CHARTER, Jacksonville, Fla.; and three brothers, R. V. MOGLE, Chicago; C. MOGLE, Rochester, and Harry MOGLE of Kewanna. A sister-in-law, Mrs. William WALSH of Kewanna also survives.
Burial was made in Wendell, Idaho.

George H. NEWMAN, well-known farmer, residing five miles southwest of Rochester, passed away at 12:15 o'clock Thursday morning at his home. Death was attributed to a heart attack which was suffered late Wednesday evening. Mr. Newman was shopping in Rochester Wednesday evening, and was believed to be in his usual fair state of health. The deceased, however, suffered a stroke of paralysis two years ago and this is believed to have caused a gradual weakening of his heart. Mr. Newman, who has been a resident of Rochester and vicinity for nearly 40 years had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county.
George Henry, son of Raleigh T. and Anna (STONEBECK) NEWMAN was born June 25th, 1880 in Council Grove, Kansas. On February 15, 1905 he was united in marriage with Donna Ethel COOK in a ceremony solemnized at the Cook home in Rochester. For a number of years Mr. Newman operated a restaurant in Rochester and for the past eight years he followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and took an active interest in the affairs of his community and farm betterment projects.
The survivors are his wife; four sons, Morris [NEWMAN], Donald [NEWMAN], Oren [NEWMAN] and Ernest [NEWMAN], all of Rochester, and a granddaughter, Marjorie Jean NEWMAN. A brother, Ernest NEWMAN, preceded him in death in 1929.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Peru, Ind., Dec. 21. -- John S. FOWLER, 15 years old, a sophomore in the Roann high school, died at the family home, two and one-half miles west of Roann Wednesday morning of internal injuries sustained when he fell from a horse last Saturday.
Young Fowler was not stricken until Monday, having gone about his usual routine for several days following the accident. The lad was born near Wabash in Wabash county, April 5, 1924, the son of William E. and Mildred M. (McGREGOR) FOWLER. He was active in school affairs and was student manager of the high school. He was a member of the First Brethren church of Roann and the Boy Scout troop.
Surviving are the parents, two [sic] sisters and one brother, namely, Norma [FOWLER], Frances [FOWLER], Margaret [FOWLER] and Keith [FOWLER], all at home.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the First Brethren church in Roann with the Rev. W. R. DEETER, officiating, and assisted by the Rev. PONTIUS. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.

Tuesday, December 26, 1939

Word was received here Monday of the death of Mrs. Jacob LEFFEL, aged 86, at her home in Flint, Mich. She formerly lived in the Fletcher Lake neighborhood and had a number of relatives in this community. She was a sister of the late Henry A. BARNHART. Funeral services were held in Flint Tuesday afternoon with burial at Pontiac, Mich.

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Harvey MOSS who succumbed to a heart attack while walking along a street in Oak Park, Ill., last Friday evening. He will be remembered by older residents of this city and while living here was a cigar maker. Later he was a street car conductor in Chicago for many years. Last rites were held this afternoon with interment in a cemetry at Oak Ridge, Ill.

A graveside service will be held in the Odd Fellows cemetery at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon for Miss Bessie L. EMRICK who passed away December 11 in a sanitarium at Boston, Mass.
Miss Emrick was a former resident of Rochester and for many years lived in New York, N.Y. She was one of the first moving picture actresses being a star in the days of the silent cinema.
At Miss Emrick's request her body was cremated and the ashes returned here for interment in the grave of her father the late Levi S. EMRICK.
A local minister will be in charge of the committal service. Paul EMRICK, Lafayette, director of the Purdue University band is the only immediate survivor.

Kermit W. WHITESIDES, aged 21, died Saturday night from a heart attack while riding in a car with four friends. The deceased who lived on East Walnut street in Argos had suffered previous heart attacks.
Mr. Whitesides was riding in a car with Emery [VANCE] and James VANCE, James WALLACE and William DENNY, all of Argos. They left Argos at 9 o'clock Saturday evening first stopping in Plymouth and later in South Bend, returning to Argos about 3 o'clock Sunday morning.
On the return trip from South Bend Whitesides was thought to be sleeping. When the car was stopped in Argos it was found that Whitesides had died. Dr. James VORE, Plymouth, coroner was called and found that Whitesides had died from a heart attack.
Mr. Whitesides was born on a farm in Green township, Marshall county, five miles west of Argos and had lived in and around Argos all of his life. He graduated from the high school at Argos three years ago.
Survivors are his parents, Charles and Etta WHITESIDE, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The last rites were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Rev. Albert VERMILLION of Montezuma officiating. Burial was made in the Poplar Grove cemetery west of Argos.

Mrs. Lizzie SNYDER COOK attended the last rites Sunday at Deer Creek for her brother-in-law, Allen SNYDER, aged 76, who died Friday in the Cass County hospital in Logansport. Death was due to injuries which he received three weeks ago when he suffered a stroke of paralysis. In the fall he fractured a limb. Mr. Snyder was a life resident of the Deer Creek community.

Thursday, December 28, 1939

A graveside service was held in the Grass Creek cemetery this afternoon for Thomas WHALEN, 85, a former farmer of the Grass Creek community, who died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary THORNTON of Mishawaka. Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward WHALEN and was born on a farm near Grass Creek, April 6, 1854. Survivors other than the daughter, Mrs. THORNTON, are a son, Edward WHALEN, who resides in Mishawaka.

Mrs. Eva May [GANTZ] McAFEE, aged 70, died at 12:30 o'clock Wednesday following a stroke of apoplexy. Mrs. McAfee was washing clothes when stricken.
She was found on the kitchen floor by a neighbor, Mrs. Andrew CROCO, when she went to the McAfee home to make a morning call. Mrs. Croco called a doctor but Mrs. McAfee died four hours later.
The deceased was a life resident of the Argos community and had lived there during her entire lifetime except for a short period when the family resided in Mishawaka.
Mrs. McAfee was born in Argos, April 27, 1869 and was the daughter of John and Margaret GANTZ. She was married to Elmer E. McAFEE on April 8, 1903. Mrs. McAfee was a member of the Argos Methodist Church.
Survivors are the husband; son Eldon [McAFEE] at home; two daughters, Mrs. Fern KESTER, Mishawaka and Mrs. Frances WOOD, South Bend; 2 step-children, Mrs. Laura HINSON, Detroit and Lloyd McAFEE, Washington, Pennsylvania; 2 brothers, George GANTZ, Plebna, Kansas and John GANTZ of Plymouth; sister, Mrs. John SMITH, Argos; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
The funeral services will be held from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. Roy KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may pay their respects at the Umbaugh funeral home until the hour of the last rites.

Jonathan MASTERS, aged 74, a former resident of the Kewanna community, died suddenly at his home in El Monte, Cal. Christmas night, relatives in Kewanna have been advised. Death was due to a heart attack.
He was born in Hancock county, Ohio, December 3, 1865, the son of Christian and Mae MASTERS. He came to Indiana when quite young and lived on farms near Kewanna until six years ago when he went to California to reside. His wife, who was Emma PICKENS, died 14 years ago. Mr. Masters was a member of the Community church at Bruce Lake.
Survivors are five [sic] sons, Oscar MASTERS, Kewanna; Lowell MASTERS, Plymouth; Chester MASTERS, LaPaz; Ernest MASTERS of El Monte, Calif.; and three daughters, Artella [MASTERS], Norma [MASTERS] and Dolly MASTERS, all of El Monte, Calif.
Short funeral services were held in El Monte yesterday after which the body was sent to Kewanna. It will arrive in Plymouth Saturday and will be taken to the home of the son, Oscar Masters at Kewanna.
The last rites will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Community church at Bruce Lake with Rev. Clarence GILMER of Burlington officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

William Wesley EATON, 78, died Wednesday morning at 12:55 o'clock at his home in Burket. Death, due to uremic poisoning, followed a two-weeks' illness.
Born south of Burket March 30, 1861, the son of Henry and Cuzannah EATON, he lived practically all his life in that vicinity.
Surviving relatives include the widow, Amanda [EATON]; one daughter, Mrs. Jacob L. SMITH, west of Silver Lake; one son, Noah EATON, Warsaw; four grandchildren, and one brother, Noah EATON, near Mentone.
Funeral services will be held at the Reed funeral home Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Noah McCOY will officiate and burial will be made in Palestine cemetery.

Lucerne, Ind., Dec. 28. -- Roy T. WILSON, 45, a lifelong resident of Harrison township, died Tuesday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac WILSON, after an illness of three years.
Surviving are the parents; five children, Forrest [WILSON], of Logansport; Ruth [WILSON], Hazel [WILSON], Ralph [WILSON] and Harold [WILSON], at home and a sister, Mrs. Edna HERD, Lucerne. His wife preceded him in death.
Final rites were conducted at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Indian Creek church, Rev. James SAYLOR officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Friday, December 29, 1939

Mrs. Mary Anetta BRIGHT, aged 72, widow of William H. BRIGHT, died at 8:45 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold NORMAN, who resides on a farm southeast of Akron. Death followed an illness of two months due to complications.
The deceased was a life resident of the Akron community and was born March 19, 1867. Her parents were Jacob and Wilhelmina SAYGER. Mrs. Bright was a member of the Brethern church at Akron.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. NORMAN; a son, Clifford BRIGHT, Akron; step-daughter, Mrs. Arthur HOFFMAN, Akron; brother, Enos SAYGER, Hobart; two sisters, Mrs. Marion FULTZ of this city and Mrs. Clara YOUNG of Manton, Mich., and eight grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Brethren church in Akron at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Lewis ENGLE of Warsaw in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron.