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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1940

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1940

Tuesday, January 2, 1940

Funeral services were held in Bremen, Monday, for Dr. Alfred M. DRUDGE, 42, veterinary of Bremen who died at his home in Bremen Friday night from acute indigestion. The deceased was a former resident of Silver Lake and was reared on a farm near that town. Servivors are the widow, five children, parents, four brothers and three sisters. Dr. Drudge was well known in the eastern part of Fulton county.

Jesse David BRIGHT, aged 81, a life resident of Henry township, passed away at 6 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of his brother, George BRIGHT, [Jr.] who resides on a farm north of Akron. Death followed an illness of one year due to complications.
Mr. Bright was a farmer and a laborer. He was born on a farm near Akron, May 11, 1858, the son of George and Rachel BRIGHT. His wife, who was Melissa COPLEN, died 48 years ago.
Survivors are two brothers, George [BRIGHT, Jr.] and Frank BRIGHT of Akron; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two sons, Orville [BRIGHT] and Albert [BRIGHT], preceded their father in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 1:30 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery eight miles northwest of Akron.

William L. SEE, 66, a merchant of Denver died Saturday morning from a stroke of paralysis. He had been ill for eight weeks and was a member of the Miami county liquor board. Survivors are the widow, two sons daughter and two brothers. Funeral services and interment took place Monday at Denver.

Wednesday, January 3, 1940

Funeral services for Francis Marion ELDERS, who passed away at his home near Bass Lake, Monday morning will be held at the Bass Lake church Thursday afternoon, one o'clock. Rev. WADE will be in charge of the services and interment will be made in the Bass Lake cemetery.
The deceased who was the son of William and Sarah ELDERS was born at Claypool, Ind., on October 11th, 1855. Mr. Elders, who followed the occupation of farming had resided in the Bass Lake community throughout the major portion of his life.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Alta OLSON, of Monterey; two sons, Lester ELDERS, of Pleasant, Mich.; Ray ELDERS, of Hammond; two sisters and five brothers, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Thursday, January 4, 1940

Raymond D. BAILEY, 15, was killed at 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning, when he was struck by a falling apple tree which he and his father, Harry BAILEY, had just cut down. The accident occurred at the Bailey farm home, three miles northwest of Twelve Mile. The victim suffered a broken neck and death was instantaneous.
Mr. Bailey and his son were cutting the tree in such a manner as to make it fall to the east. The son was on the south side, the father to the north, however; as the tree was falling it took a sudden twist and fell to the south striking Raymond across the back and head.
Following an investigation by the Cass county coroner the body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton, where it was prepared for burial.
The victim who was the son of Harry and Doris (LUTZ) BAILEY was born in Logansport, Ind., on November 12th, 1924. The Baileys, prior to their residency in the Twelve Mile neighborhood lived in Mexico, Ind., for a number of years. Mrs. Bailey preceded her son in death a few years ago.
The survivors are the father, a brother, Richard Lewis [BAILEY], and three sisters, Susie Marie [BAILEY], Helen Arlene [BAILEY] and Deloris Elaine [BAILEY], all at home.
Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Friday, January 5, 1940

Harvey SMITH of Disko died Wednesday morning at the county hospital in Wabash where he had been taken several days previously for treatment. Funeral services were held Friday at 1:30 at the Niconza church south of Disko. The Rev. Jesse SQUIRES was in charge. Burial was at Roann.
Mr. Smith was born March 23, 1871 in Miami county to Michael and Adeline SMITH. He married Miss Daisy STOFFER on December 24, 1895, and they spent most of their lives in the Disko vicinity.
Surviving are the widow; three children, Mrs. Donald SHEAK, Mrs. Isam ROBINSON and Allan SMITH; seven grandchildren, Betty [SHEAK], Barbara [SHEAK] and Jack SHEAK, Lola [ROBINSON], Lester [ROBINSON] and Loren ROBINSON and Joyce SMITH, and one sister, Mrs. Martha ZEHNER of Disko.

Spurgeon BECHTELHEIMER, a former resident of the Disko community, died in Detroit, Mich., Wednesday. He was born and reared on a farm two miles north of Disko, but had lived in Detroit for the past ten years. Funeral services will be held from the Bethel Church near Disko Saturday afternoon followed by interment in the cemetery at Roann.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the United Brethren church in Twelve Mile for Raymond BAILEY, aged 15, who met instant death Thursday morning when he was struck by a falling tree. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Twelve Mile. The body will remain at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton until the hour of the last rites.

Saturday, January 6, 1940

Funeral services for Henry P. CONN, aged 86, were held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac. The services were in charge of Rev. J. J. MEYER and interment was made in the Winamac cemetery.
Mr. Conn passed away Thursday morning at five o'clock. Death resulted from complications, following an illness of several months duration. The deceased, who was a pioneer farmer of the Winamac community, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Pulaski and Fulton counties. His wife preceded him in death ten years ago.
The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. C. E. GILGER, of Rochester; Mrs. Clancey MURPHY, Mrs. Charles ZELLERS, Mrs. Will NIMS, all of Winamac; and a son, John CONN, also of Winamac, and several grandchildren.

Monday, January 8, 1940

Dunham C. PARKER, 76, one of the pioneer residents of Argos, passed away Sunday evening 9:30 at the Kelly hospital. Death resulted from complications which came in wake of a stroke suffered ten days ago. Mr. Parker was well known throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Dunham C., son of Eli and Catherine (SPANGLER) PARKER was born at Maxinkuckee, Ind., on April 27th, 1863. In 1895 he was united in marriage to Mary E. BEEBER. Following his marriage he moved from the Maxinkuckee neighborhood to Argos where he operated a drug store for 14 years. From 1910 to 1921 he was employed as cashier of the First National bank of Argos and retired from that position to engage in the insurance and real estate business for himself.
Mr. Parker was a member of the Camelite church of Maxinkuckee, the Knights of Pythias Lodge and the Argos Citizens band.
Surviving are his wife; a brother, Frank PARKER, of Culver, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha HAYES, of Culver and Mrs. Bard KRAUSE, of South Bend, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. Rev. R. W. KNIGHT will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery, northeast of Maxinkuckee. The body will lie in state at the Umbaugh funeral home until the hour of the rites.

Frank C. MOSS, aged 82, who for many years operated the WEST SIDE HOTEL at Lake Manitou died at 5:10 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of nine days which followed a stroke of paralysis. He resided at the entrance to the hotel grounds.
The deceased was born in Rochester January 11, 1857 the son of Francis and Margaret Jane MOSS. When he was quite young the Moss family moved to Kirklin to reside. When he reached manhood Mr. Moss followed the occupation of painter and paper hanger.
In 1907 Mr. Moss returned to Rochester to reside after he purchased the West Side Hotel of Mrs. Flora BLAZER. He sold his interest in the hotel in 1925 to the late Abner BARRETT. Mr. Moss was widely known throughout Indiana and surrounding states because of his connection with the hotel.
During his time as owner of the hotel the Nickle Plate railroad built a siding at the VanDien crossing and many excursions from Indianapolis, Kokomo, South Bend and Peru were run to the hotel.
The deceased was married to Belle HALL who preceded her husband in death. Mr. Moss was a member of the Masonic lodge at Kirklin.
Survivors are two sons, Charles MOSS, Chicago and Glenn MOSS of Tehachapi, Cal; daughter, Mrs. Pearl TYLER, Denver, Colo.; sister, Mrs. E. A. HANGER, Chicago; grandson, Robert KEEL and a great-grandchild.
The last rites will be held from the Foster funeral home in West Sixth street at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. G. J. LONG officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Minerva BRIGHT, aged 91, who lived in Akron until a few months ago died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at Warsaw after an illness dating from Thursday when she suffered a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased was born on a farm near Akron, November 13, 1848, the daughter of James and Elizabeth (NICHOLS) BOWEN. Her husband, John BRIGHT, preceded her in death. Mrs. Bright was a member of the Lincoln Methodist Church north of Akron.
Survivors are the daughter, Ethel BRIGHT, 6 grandchildren among them Eugene BRIGHT who was in business in Rochester for several years, and 3 great-grandchildren. A daughter and two sons preceded their mother in death.
The last rites were held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon from the Moyer funeral home in Akron with Rev. Julius PFEIFER in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. R. C. JOHNSON passed away Sunday evening, 10:20 o'clock, at her home, 129 West 9th street, this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of 18 months duration. Mrs. Johnson had a legion of friends throughout this community, where she was associated in both church and social activities. The deceased had been a resident of Rochester for thirty years.
Vune [June ?] [CARSON JOHNSON], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. CARSON, was born at Carmel, Indiana, on October 24th, 1883. On May 15th, 1907, she was united in marriage with Raymond C. JOHNSON, in a ceremony solemnized at Arcadia, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson took up their residence in Rochester in 1910, at which time Mr. Johnson accepted the principalship of the Rochester city schools.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rochester, a past president of the Woman's Club and a Past Matron of the Broadripple Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, of Indianapolis.
The survivors are her husband, R. C. JOHNSON, of this city; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. CARSON, of Atlanta, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. C. E. HINSHAW, of Kokomo, Ind., and four nieces, Mrs. Roger BRINEY, Misses June [HINSHAW], Barbara Ann [HINSHAW] and Betty Lou HINSHAW, all of Kokomo, Ind.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Rochester Baptist church; Rev. H. T. RAFNEL will officiate. Interment will be made in the Arcadia, Ind., cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Val Zimmerman funeral home until 9 a.m. Tuesday morning and then be transferred to the Baptist church where it will repose until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, January 9, 1940

Frank W. BEIK, 49, former resident of Akron, passed away Tuesday morning in Huntington, Ind., while he was on his way to work with a maintenance crew of the Erie Railroad, in that city. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Beik, who had resided in Huntington for the past few years, formerly lived in Crown Point, Ind., and is well known to employees on the western division of the Erie Railroad.
Frank William BEIK was born in Akron, Ind., on Feb. 17th, 1890. His parents were Otto and Elizabeth BEIK. In 1935 he was united in marriage with Mable LANE, in Crown Point.
The survivors are his wife, two daughters, aged four and one year, and a sister, Miss Mary BEIK, of Akron.
Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press

Wednesday, January 10, 1940

Funeral services for Frank BEIK. 49, Huntington, a former resident of Akron who died suddenly Tuesday morning from a heart attack will be held from the Bailey funeral home in Huntington at noon Thursday with Rev. I. G. ROEDER of Huntington officiating. The cortege will then go to the Church of God in Akron where rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., followed by interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron. Beik, an Erie railroad employee, died while on his way to work.

Mrs. Phoebe Jane SHOEMAKER, aged 82, died of a heart ailment at her home in Talma last Tuesday night. She was the widow of the late Levi SHOEMAKER.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, September 2, 1857 but had lived in or near Talma all of her life and was widely known in that community.
Mrs. Shoemaker was one of five children born to Nathan and Susan BYBEE. Survivors are two half-sisters Mrs. Cynthia EHERENMAN, South Bend and Mrs. Meda EHERENMAN of Fort Wayne and a number of nephews and nieces.
The funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Christian Church at Talma.
Friends may pay their respects at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until noon Thursday.

Denver, Jan. 10. -- William Edward HOOVER, 50, passed away at 8:20 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home in this city following an illness of three weeks.
Born in Cass county on October 19, 1886, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah HOOVER. He was a retired farmer and came to this community from Culver, Ind., two years ago. He was a member of the Denver Baptist church.
Survivors besides his wife, Luemma DAWALD HOOVER, are: two sons, Everly [HOOVER] of Culver and Paul [HOOVER] of Delong; and five daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth LEFFEL of Albion; Mrs. Della SANDERS of Colorado; Mrs. Mary SANDERS of South Bend; Mrs. Ruth MARBURGER of Deedsville and Mrs. Rhoda WISE of Leiters Ford.
The body was removed to the Kline funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

Thursday, January 11, 1940

William S. BAIN, aged 82, retired grocery and meat market proprietor, died at his home two miles east of this city on the Barrett road at 2:30 o'clock this morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of one year.
Mr. Bain was in the grocery and meat market business in Indianapolis for many years retiring 10 years ago since which time he has lived at Lake Manitou.
Survivors are the son, Lowell H. BAIN of Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah LINVILLE of Mellott, Ind.
Services will be held Saturday afternoon, from the John Reynolds mortuary, 1415 North Pennsylvania street, Indianapolis.
The body will be cremated with interment in the Memorial Park cemetery at Indianapolis.

Saturday, January 13, 1940

Illness of but three days, starting with a bad cold, then influenza, culminating with uremic poisoning proved fatal to Elmer S. BURKETT, 51, farmer residing for 20 years on his farm three miles south of the town of Burket. Taken ill suddenly last Saturday, he expired at the Murphy hospital, Warsaw, at 3:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased was born near Culver, Ind., moved to south of Burket where he tilled his farm for the past score of years. He is survived by his widow and two brothers, James [BURKETT] of Culver and Wesley [BURKETT] who lives at the home of the deceased.
Mr. Burkett's parents, William and Martha BURKETT, died when he was just a boy, and he was reared by his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ira RANNELS, of New Carlisle.
Mrs John ZOLMAN, of near Burket, and Mrs. Edith LOWMAN, of Ossian, are sisters-in-law of the deceased.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock at Fairview church, Yellow Creek Lake. Rev. Daniel S. SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiated and burial was made in Fairview cemetery.

Monday, January 15, 1940

Mrs. Charles MERCER, aged about 75, and a former resident of Rochester died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucile CLEMONS in South Bend. Death was due to anemia and followed an illness of one year.
Information for a detailed obituary of Mrs. Mercer could not be obtained here today. She was born in this city and lived here until 1908 when she went to South Bend to reside.
Survivors are a son Hubert MERCER, Montreal, Canada, a daughter, Mrs. Leo CLEMONS, and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mary BITTERS and Mrs. Grace THOMPSON of this city. Mr. Mercer died several years ago.
The last rites will be held in South Bend Wednesday after which the body will be brought here for burial.

Mrs. John KNEBEL, 48, passed away Saturday afternoon at her home six miles west of Kewanna. Mrs. Knebel had been in ill health for the past ten months. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and Pulaski counties.
Bessie [MOORE], daughter of Mark B. and Mary E. MOORE, was born in Union township, Fulton county, on July 21st, 1891. When quite young she became a member of the Baptist church and in latter years transferred her membership to the Evangelical church at Pleasant Hill.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Olive BONNELL, of near Kewanna; sons by a former marriage, Harold OVERMYER, of Toldeo, Ohio; Lloyd OVERMYER, of Winona Lake Ind.; Robert OVERMYER, of the U. S. Marines, located at Pearl Island, New Orleans; Ralph (OVERMYER) and Dale OVERMYER of Kewanna; a step-son, John KNEBEL, Jr., of near Kewanna; sisters, Mrs. Jennie MILLER, of Richland Center; Mrs. Alma MEISER of Leiters Ford; Mrs. Jessie LOUDIN of Kewanna; a step-sister, Mrs. Ralph EYTCHESON, of Fulton, and two step-brothers, Lloyd BRUCE of Battle Creek, Mich., and Ervin BRUCE, of Lucerne.
Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Hill church, Lake Bruce, Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. W. T. WYANT will officiate. The body will lie in state at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna up until 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, where friends may call.

Mrs. John McKINNEY received word Monday morning of the death of Peter THORSTENSON which occurred at his home in Paxton, Ill., early today. He had been in ill health for several years. Funeral services will be held in Paxton Wednesday.
The deceased lived on a farm west of Rochester in the BEARSS neighborhood for many years. He moved to Illinois to live about ten years ago.
Mr. Thorstenson was born in Sweden and came to the United States when a young man. He was a farmer.
Survivors are two sons, Albert THORSTENSON who lives on a farm west of this city and Julius THORSTENSON, who resides at Paxton and a daughter Mrs. Mildred TOWNSEND of Kirklin. Mrs. Thorstenson died two years ago.

Funeral services were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Antioch church, near Bass Lake, for Mrs. Emma CHAPMAN, 91, who passed away Saturday afternoon at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. E. C. SPARKS, a mile north of this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of but two days duration.
Mrs. Chapman was born in Mason, Mich., April 1, 1848. She had been a resident of the Bass Lake community for over 43 years and had resided at the home of Mrs. Sparks for the laast three months. Mrs. Chapman was a member of the Antioch church.
The survivors are two step-daughters, Mrs. Sparks of this city and Miss Willa CHAPMAN of Bass Lake, Ind.

The News-Sentinel is in receipt of an article which appeared in a recent issue of a Lincoln, Neb., newspaper, announcing the death of David L. WALLING, 80, of Lancaster county, Nebraska.
The obituary states that Mr. Walling was born in Rochester, the son of James and Talitha WALLING, and moved to Nebraska with his parents in 1864. Inasmuch as the Wallings left this community such a long time ago little could be learned concerning the history of the family.
The "clipping" was sent to The News-Sentinel by Fred C. WILLIAMS, of Lincoln, Neb., a former resident and a brother of Mrs. Edith B. RUH, of this city.

Tuesday, January 16, 1940

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora M. MERCER, aged 72, widow of Charles MERCER, who died in South Bend Sunday will be held from the Ovis chapel in South Bend at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. Rev. J. Archibald HOLMES pastor of the First Methodist Church of South Bend will officiate. The cortege will leave for this city where interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Mercer was born in this city December 28, 1867 and had been a resident of South Bend for 30 years.

Ray B. FRETZ, 56, veteran newspaper employee, passed away at his home, 1207 South Monroe street, at 7:15 o'clock Monday evening. Death was attributed to a heart attack. The news of Mr. Fretz's sudden demise came as a stunning blow to a host of friends and his associates at The News-Sentinel.
The fatal attack was suffered immediately after Mr. Fretz had returned into his house from shoveling snow off the walks in front of his premises. Death was instantaneous. Prior to his death, the deceased had been enjoying his usual good health and while engaged in his daily duties at The News-Sentinel office throughout Monday he was apparently in an exceptional good state of health.
In years of service, Mr. Fretz was one of the veteran printers of this community. He started in the printing business at the age of 16 years, in the employ of the late Henry A. BARNHART, then owner of The Sentinel, and has continuously been engaged in this business in the local newspaper field. For the past several years he has served in the capacity of assistant superintendent of the BARNHART-VanTRUMP CO., commercial printing plant and publishers of The News-Sentinel.
Ray B., son of Benjamin F. and Lennie (CROOKS) FRETZ, was born in Waterloo, Ind., on August 27th, 1883. He moved to Rochester with his parnts when he was four years of age. On October 3rd, 1906, he was united in marriage with Bessie May HOFFMAN, of this city. The marriage ceremony being solemnized by Rev. Charles DEVOE, at Peru, Ind. Mr. Fretz was a member of the Methodist church and the Knights of Pythias lodge of this city. He took an active interest in the religious welfare of the community, and the possessor of a highly trained voice, was a prominent worker in choral and musical branches of the Rochester churches.
The survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie ROGERS, of this city; a son, Byron H. FRETZ, of Chicago; a grandson, Jimmie ROGERS; his father, Benjamin F. FRETZ; his stepmother, Mrs. B. F. FRETZ, and a sister, Mrs. Mabel DUBOIS, all of this city. His mother, a twin brother, Ralph [FRETZ], and a sister, Edna FRETZ, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Rochester Methodist church. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Shirley BLACK, aged 75, well known retired farmer, was found dead at 9:30 o'clock Monday night by Kenneth HUNTSINGER. Death was due to a heart attack, Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, announced which seizure it is thought Mr. Black had suffered five hours before the body was found.
The deceased is a brother of Dal BLACK and owned a farm on the Fulton-Cass county line southwest of Fulton. He has for the past three weeks been caring for the farm of Dal Black at the west edge of Rochester which is better known as the SPOHN ORCHARD while Mr. and Mrs. Black were in California.
Mr. Huntsinger, who is a driver for the Stewart Bakery is a son of Mrs. Black by a former marriage. The two men have been living in the Black home and Huntsinger found the body of Mr. Black lying on the floor of the south doorway leading into the house in a position that would indicate Black was stricken just as he opened the door.
In fact Mr. Huntsinger fell over Mr. Black's feet when he went to go through the doorway. He called for aid and Dr. DILLMAN and Deputy Sheriff Frank SUMMERS went to the home. After his inquest Dr. STINSON released the body and it was moved to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton. Mr. Black suffered the heart attack shortly after he had completed the evening chores.
Mr. Black was a life resident of Fulton and Cass counties. He was born on a farm in Cass county, July 4, 1864, the son of Andrew and Mary BLACK. He was married three times all of his wives preceding him in death. His wives were Alice BURGE, Maude COFFING and Esta MOHLER. Mr. Black was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Fulton.
Surviving are a son Guy BLACK of Maywood, Ill.; a grandson, and three brothers, Dal BLACK, Rochester; Orvee [BLACK] and D. W. BLACK of Fulton.
The funeral arrangements will not be made until the arrival of the son who was expected to reach Fulton Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, January 17, 1940

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann GIFFORD, aged 79, passed away at 5:55 o'clock Tuesday evening at her home in Kewanna. Death resulted from complications following a brief illness. Mrs. Gifford had a host of friends throughout the western sections of the county and had been a resident of Kewanna for over 64 years.
Born Sept. 18, 1861, the deceased had resided here 64 years. She was married to the late James GIFFORD in Kewanna on Nov. 17, 1886, and was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are four children: Mrs. Lydia SETTLES, South Bend; Mrs. Marie NICHOLS, Kentland, Ind.; Mrs. Daisy SCHOLLY, Cleveland, O.; and R. J. GIFFORD, Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD will officiate and interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

In order that the entire group of The News-Sentinel's employees may attend the funeral services of their veteran fellow employee, Ray B. FRETZ, both the newspaper plant and commercial printing department will be closed from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday. The rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the Rochester Methodist church with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating.

Funeral services for Shirley BLACK, farmer of near Fulton who was found dead at the Dal BLACK farm home at the west edge of Rochester Monday night will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning from the farm home of a brother, Orvee BLACK, three and one-half miles southeast of Fulton. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate and burial will be made in the Miami Baptist cemetery near Adamsboro. The body was taken to the Orvee Black residence at noon today from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Mrs. Mary PARTRIDGE HOLLY, aged 77, a former resident of the Talma community died at the home of her son, Estil FISH in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday evening. Death was due to complications and followed a long illness.
Mrs. Partridge has not lived in the Talma community for the past 10 years. The son and several nieces and nephews survive.

The last rites will be held from the Christian church in Talma at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

Friday, January 19, 1940

Doyle CLEMANS, 33, Newcastle township farmer and employee of the Fulton County Highway department, died in Woodlawn hospital this morning at 10:30, the victim of a freak accident that occurred January 4th, when he was struck in the head by a steel barrel-head after gas fumes had exploded in the container.
He was born Nov. 8, 1907 in Fulton county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett CLEMANS. On July 17, 1929 he was united in marriage with Reba WAGONER. He was a member of Athens U.B. church.
Surviving are the widow and three children, Carlton [CLEMANS], Barbara [CLEMANS] and Juanita [CLEMANS]; two brothers, James [CLEMANS], of Kendallville, and George [CLEMANS], of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel BLACKBURN, of Mentone and Mrs. Lester BURNS, of Akron.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Leo FELTY, aged 38, a former resident of Rochester, died suddenly at his home in Belleville, Ill., at 3 o'clock Friday morning from a heart attack. He had suffered with heart trouble for several years but his death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was born in Monterey, Ind., October 12, 1901. His parents were Henry and Indiana (BRUGH) FELTY. The family moved to Rochester when the deceased was a year old and he resided here until four years ago when he went to Belleville to live.
In a ceremony performed at Piqua, Ohio July 25, 1929, he was married to Dessie HAMLETT. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church. He was a barber and for many years with his father and by himself he operated a tonsorial parlor in the FROMM building on North Main street.
Survivors are the widow; son, Keith [FELTY], at home; mother, of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth CHILCOTT and Mrs. Edna BAKER, both of this city; and Mrs. Ethel COBLER, South Bend; a brother, Morris FELTY, Michigan City, and eight step-children.
The last rites will be held from the home of the mother at 121 East Third street at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. George LONG officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will be brought here from Belleville Sunday afternoon and will be taken to the home of Mrs. Felty, where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, January 22, 1940

Lewis BEEHLER, aged 82, widely known Richland township farmer, died at 7:30 o'clock, Sunday evening at his farm home seven miles northwest of Rochester. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of seven months.
The deceased was born in Morgan county, Tennessee, near Lansing on November 29, 1857. His parents were Charles and Barbara BEEHLER. He came to Fulton county with his parents to reside 76 years ago.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city September 19, 1886 he was married to Lowella HASSENPLUG. Mr. Beehler followed the occupation of farming throughout his lifetime and he was a member of the Grandview Evangelical church.

Survivors are three sons, Otis [BEEHLER], Loyd [BEEHLER], and Lester BEEHLER and a daughter, Mrs. Clara OVERMYER, all of Rochester; brother Charles BEEHLER, of Rochester, and four grandchildren. Mrs. Beehler and two children preceded in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Grandview church (Whippoorwill) at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. WYANT officiating. Burial will be made in the South Germany cemetery.
The body was moved to the Beehler farm home at noon today from the Foster funeral home.

Mrs. Tully W. [Chloe E. CALLOWAY] MASTELLER, aged 77, a life resident of Fulton county, died at her home, 1209 South Madison street, at 12:15 o'clock Monday morning from a heart attack which she suffered after she had retired.
Mrs. Mastellar had listened to her radio until after 10 o'clock at which time she went to bed. An hour later she suffered a heart attack but seemed to rally when she again was stricken.
The deceased was born on a farm in the Mt. Zion neighborhood southeast of the city February 5, 1863 and was the daughter of James and Deborah CALLOWAY.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city, December 10, 1885, she was married to Mr. Masteller. The couple celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last year Mrs. Masteller was a member of the Presbyterian church at Mt. Zion.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce SHERBONDY, Elkhart, Granddaughter, Mary Alice SHERBONDY; brother, Howard M. CALLOWAY, who lives on a farm in the Woodrow neighborhood, and a sister, Mrs. George HICKS, South Bend. Two daughters preceded in death. They were Miss Kittie MASTELLER, who died January 5, 1900, and Mrs. William HOFFMAN, who succumbed July 3, 1937.
The last rites will be held from the First Baptist church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mt. Zion.
The body will be returned to the Mestellar home at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning from the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments.

Peru, Jan. 22. -- Mrs. Mary ENGLE died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank HAMMIL, 850 North Broadway, after a two days' illness of complications.
Mrs. Engle was born in Kosciusko county, Nov. 11, 1865, the daughter of Albert and Barbara Ann (SHOEMAKER) MYERS and was 74 years, two months and nine days old at death. She was married to George ENGLE in Kosciusko county on July 8, 1885.
Surviving besides the daughter are four sons, Charles ENGLE, Hammond, Russell ENGLE of Dyer, Ind, Hershel ENGLE of Akron, Ind., and Estell ENGLE of Saginaw, Mich.
The body was removed to the Moyer funeral home, Akron, where funeral services were conducted Monday at 8 p.m. with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial was made in the Nichols cemetery, north of Akron.

Tuesday, January 23, 1940

Mrs. Samuel [D.] [Clara HOOVER] LOWMAN, aged 71, life resident of Henry township, died at 5:20 o'clock Monday afternoon at her farm home two and a half miles northwest of Akron Death followed an illness of five years due to complications.
The deceased was born on a farm near Akron, September 21, 1868. Her parents were Samuel and Martha (WHITTENBERGER) HOOVER. In a ceremony performed July 29, 1912 she was married to Mr. Lowman. Mrs. Lowman was a member of the Omega church near her home.
Survivors are the husband and a foster son, Murray C. HOOVER, 4906 Harrison street, Chicago. Mrs. Lowman was a sister of the late Miss Lou HOOVER.
The funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning from the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments with Rev. POWELL in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Harry A. HETZNER, San Marcos, Tex., former resident of Rochester passed away in the Veterans hospital at Kerrville, Texas where he was taken last week for treatment after a light stroke of paralysis. Mr. Hetzner had been in failing health for several months, but his condition was not thought to be serious. After arriving at the hospital he suffered several light strokes and continued to grow worse until his passing.
Mr. Hetzner was born February 20, 1876 in Peru, Ind. He was a member of the First Christian church, San Marcos, Tex., also a member of the Masonic lodge No. 324 of San Marcos. He saw service in both the Spanish and World wars.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ada HETZNER, of San Marcos, Tex.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Fred LANG, also of San Marcos and Mrs. Gains SMITH of Luling, Tex.; three brothers, Will HETZNER, Toledo, O.; Dave [HETZNER] and Ed HETZNER, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma HAWKINS and Mrs. Frank DAVIDSON of Rochester, Ind., and Mrs. Mary SCOTT of Elkhart.
The funeral service was held Thursday in the Masonic Temple at San Marcos, Tex., conducted by Rev. Carroll CLOYD, assisted by Rev. Frank MEADOW. Interment was in the City cemetery at San Marcos.

Word was received here late yesterday of the death of William H. PEEPLES, which occurred Sunday night at his home near LaPorte, Ind. Death was attributed to a heart attack following an illness of six months. A number of years ago, Mr. Peeples resided in this city for several years, where he was employed as a mechanical superintendent at the local power plant. From here, he moved to LaPorte where he followed his trade as an electrician.
William H., son of John and Electa PEEPLES, was born on a farm near Argos, on May 11th, 1871 and for a number of years resided at Argos and Culver, Ind., where he has a host of friends. Mr. Peeples' first wife, who was Amanda MYERS, passed away March 7th, 1903. In 1906 he was united in marriage with Marilla RUSSELL. Mr. Peeples was a member of the Methodist church of Tracy, Ind.
The survivors are his wife; six sons, Ralph [PEEPLES], of Elkhart; Wayne [PEEPLES], John [PEEPLES], Earl [PEEPLES], Harold [PEEPLES], of LaPorte; Paul [PEEPLES], of Chicago; a brother, Lloyd PEEPLES, of Michigan City; four sisters, Mrs. Mary OHLER, of Argos; Mrs. Emma HISSONG, of Culver; Mrs. Blanche KEPLER, of LaPorte; Mrs. Minnie MILLER, of LaPorte, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Peeples home Wednesday afternoon 1:30 o'clock. Rev. WARRINER, of Walkerton, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Kingsbury cemetery. The home of the deceased is located about 10 miles south of LaPorte.

Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Monterey, Wednesday, shortly after 11 o'clock for Mrs. Margaret W. BECKER, aged 83, former resident of the Monterey community who died in Chicago Monday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning in Chicago and the body will be brought to Monterey on the Erie railroad.

The deceased for many years resided on a farm four miles west of Monterey but had lived in Chicago for several years with her children. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church at Monterey.
Survivors are a son, Dr. Charles BECKER and two daughters, Mrs. Blanche CONRAD and Miss Bessie BECKER, all of Chicago, brother William WOBIDO, Denver, Colo.; sister Mrs. Mary FEASLER, Huron, S.Da., and three grandchildren.

Wednesday, January 24, 1940

Mrs. Lizzie SNYDER COOK attended the funeral services at Deer Creek Monday for Mrs. Jennie BUTTS who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna BONE, of Kokomo last Friday. The deceased was one of fourteen children the only survivor being Mrs. Martha WILLIAMS of Young America. A brother, Allen SNYDER of Walton died one month ago.

Thursday, January 25, 1940

Mrs. Ed KEEBLER has received word of the death of her uncle, Charles E. STEFFEY, aged 82, which occurred at his home, 1144 Prairie street, Elkhart yesterday after an illness of one week due to pneumonia. The deceased was a farmer and was reared on a farm east of this city. He has lived in Elkhart for a number of years. Survivors are the widow, six children and two sisters, Mrs. Reuben WAECHTER, Akron, and Mrs. John RITTER of Dexter, Mich. The last rites will be held from the Steffey home in Elkhart at 12:30 p.m. Friday with interment at Elkhart.

Friday, January 26, 1940

Mrs. Cassius [F.] [Grace M. WILHELM] HUNTER, aged 50, who resided in the Santa Ann neighborhood ten miles southwest of Argos, died in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth at 8 o'clock Thursday evening after an illness of one week.
The deceased was born in Wabash, November 17, 1889, but had lived in the Santa Ann neighborhood since she was four years of age. In a ceremony which was solemnized at Argos, November 24, 1909, she was married to Mr. Hunter.
Survivors are the husband, daughter, Ms. Irene WILSON, Culver, son Raymond HUNTER, Culver, four brothers George WILHELM, Argos, Milo WILHELM, Culver, Donald CALHOUN, Argos, and Melvin WILHELM, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Clara HOUGHTON, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Dessie BROUGH, Ploto Center, Ill. and a granddaughter. A daughter preceded her mother in death.
The body has been moved to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where a prayer service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday after which the cortege will leave for the church at Richland Center where the funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Noah EATON will officiate.

Winamac, Ind., Jan. 20. -- Mrs. Lucille STRAND, 30, widely known for her work in the local Home Economics club and the Christian church, died unexpectedly at the Carneal hospital here at 7 o'clock Thursday night.
She had suffered an attack of illness three weeks ago and had been admitted to the hospital last week. It was believed just before the fatal attack that she was improving nicely.
Besides her husband, Walter (Pete) STRAND, a daughter, Joan [STRAND], her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert STRAW, a sister, Betty [STRAW], and four brothers, Russell [STRAW], Donald [STRAW], Richard [STRAW] and William [STRAW].
The body was removed to the Fry and Lange funeral home.

Saturday, January 27, 1940

Funeral services for Richard M. "Dick" COSTELLO, aged 66, of Logansport, who died shortly after midnight Thursday from a heart attack will be held from the St. Vincent's Catholic church in Logansport at 9 o'clock Monday morning. Burial will be made in Logansport.
Mr. Costello was widely known in Logansport. He had been a resident of that city since 1894 during which time he was a policeman for 20 years, a city fireman, city street commissioner and was employed by the Pennsylvania railroad. At his death he was financial secretary of the Knights of Columbus lodge of Logansport.
The deceased was born October 6, 1873 at Grass Creek, the son of John and Julia COSTELLO. He was united in marriage to Sarah E. BARKER on March 7, 1893 at St. Ann's Catholic church in Grass Creek.
He was a member of the Elks lodge, the Knights of Columbus, the Woodmen of the World, St Vincent's Catholic church and the Holy Name society of that church.
Survivors are the widow, son, two daughters, two grandchildren and a sister.

Funeral services were held in Chicago today for Thomas CHAMBERLAIN, aged 80, former resident of Rochester, who died at his home, 4050 Jackson boulevard, January 24, after an illness of one year due to complications.
The deceased was born in Rochester and after graduation from high school he learned the printer's trade. He was employed by the Chicago Tribune for 50 years, retiring on a pension ten years ago.
Mr. Chamberlain was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and the Typographical Union. The Odd Fellows lodge was in charge of the services.
Survivors are three sons and a daughter. Several relatives from Rochester, including a grand-nephew, Lynn CHAMBERLAIN, attended the last rites today.

Monday, January 29, 1940

Lon D. (Tone) WILSON, 63, passed away Sunday morning, 9 o'clock, at his home north of Kewanna. Death resulted from a heart attack which was suffered at noon Saturday. Mr. Wilson had been in ill health for the past two months, but his condition had not been regarded as extremely critical. Mr. Wilson was well known throughout the western section of the county, in which locality he resided throughout the major portion of his life.
Lon David [WILSON], son of John and Rebecca WILSON, was born in Logansport, Ind., on October 21st, 1876. On July 2nd, 1936, he was united in marriage with Blanche TAYLOR. At the time of his death he was employed as mail carrier from trains to postoffice in Kewanna.
The survivors are his wife; two daughters and a son by former marriage, Mrs. HOOKER, of Peru; Mrs. Fern BRAMAN, of Rochester; and James L. WILSON, of Detroit; a step-son, Richard E. TAYLOR, of Mishawaka; and two brothers, John L. (Bummer) WILSON and James WILSON, both of Kewanna, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Hugh T. HALL, will be held at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. The body will lie in state at the funeral home up until the hour of the rites.

Word has been received from Mrs. Fern VanBLARICOM STALEY of Los Angeles, Calif., of the death of her uncle, Levi B. VanBLARICOM of El Monte, Calif., which occurred January 20th following a heart attack. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at El Monte at the Four Square church and burial was made in the San Gabriel cemetery next to the lot of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. VanBLARICOM.
Mr. VanBLARICOM leaves to mourn him his wife, who was Miss Mary BROWN of Rochester, a daughter and four grandchildren all of California. Mrs. John REAM of Rochester is a niece of the deceased and Merle REAM and Mrs. Donald PYLE, also of Rochester, are a grand-nephew and grand-niece.

Schuyler Colfax OVERMYER, aged 73, died at his home three miles southeast of Culver at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy which was suffered at 8:30 o'clock in the morning. Mr. Overmyer who engaged in farming throughout his entire life had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Marshall and Fulton counties.
Mr. Overmyer was born in Fulton county on October 8th, 1896. He was the son f Ezechial and Mary OVERMYER. His wife was Clara CROMLEY. The deceased was a member of the Evangelical church of Culver.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. W. McNEIL, of Rochester; Mrs. Louis WITHAM, of Hammond, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie FLORA Mrs. Emma BABCOCK, both of Rochester; Mrs. Emma RHEINHOLDT [sic], of Monterey; Mrs. Lucy BURNS, of Surry, N.D. Three brothers and five sisters preceded Mr. Overmyer in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning 10:30 o'clock in the Culver Evangelical church. Rev. HALEY will officiate. Burial will be made in the Masonic cemetery, at Culver. The body was removed from the Foster funeral home at noon today to the Overmyer residence, where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, January 30, 1940

William J. HOBBS, aged 84, died at his home, 515 North Michigan street, Argos, at 1 o'clock this morning after an illness of two weeks due to kidney trouble.
The deceased was born near Michigantown, October 13, 1856, and was the son of Fred and Mary HOBBS. He had lived at Argos for 70 years where he was a day laborer.
His wife, who was Sarah HOPPES, died five years ago. Mr. Hobbs was a member of the Church of God at Argos.
Survivors are a daughter, Miss Carrie HOBBS, at home, and a son, Roscoe HOBBS, of Bremen. A daughter, Miss Grace HOBBS, died in 1904.
The last rites will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. F. L. AUSTIN of Chicago in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The body was returned to the residence from the Grossman funeral home this afternoon and friends may call at the home until the hour of the last rites.

Wednesday, January 31, 1940

Jacob F. SHINDLER, 79, well known Fulton county farmer, passed away at 11 o'clock Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Miller, six miles northeast of Logansport. Mr. Shindler had been in ill health for the past year suffering from complications.
Mr. Shindler, who was born in Ohio, March 6th, 1860, came to Indiana when but two years old. His parents were Paul and Catherine SHINDLER. On January 13th, 1887, he was united in marriage with Claribelle JOHNSON. His wife preceded him in death 29 years ago.
The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. George MILLER; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning 10:30 o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Rev. J. W. MILLER will officiate, and interment will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery, south of Rochester. The body was removed from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton today to the home of Mrs. George Miller, where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Charles McREYNOLDS, aged 74, died at his home in Kokomo yesterday after an illness of two years. Mr. McReynolds was one of a group of Kokomo men who founded the ROCHESTER CANNING COMPANY. He was well known by farmers of Fulton county. For many years he was an official of a Kokomo bank. Survivors are four children, three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Guy BOREIS [VOREIS?], aged 37, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Kelly hospital at Argos after an illness of ten days due to complications. Her home was on West William street in Argos.
The deceased was a life resident of Marshall county and was born on a farm southwest of Argos on December 12, 1902. Her parents were Samuel and Carrie FISHBURN.
In a ceremony performed at Argos on May 21, 1921, she was married to Mr. Boreis Mrs. Boreis was a member of the Christian church at Argos.
Survivors are the husband, two daughters, Donna Belle [BOREIS] and Patricia [BOREIS], a son Robert Lowell [BOREIS], all at home, father, of Argos, a sister, Mrs. Hazel ZARTMAN, Argos and a brother Lowell FISHBURN of Plymouth.
The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home where the last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Frday with Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The body was returned to the Boreis home from the Grossman apartments this afternoon where it will remain until the hour of the last rites.

Dr. John P. KENDALL, aged 75, who resided at 218 North Maple street, Argos, died in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth Tuesday afternoon. Death was due to an obstruction of the bowels and followed an illness of three days.
The deceased was born in New York, N.Y., on October 18, 1864. He was educated as a rector of the Episcopalian church and later graduated from a New York medical college.
Dr. Kendall came to Indiana fifty years ago and opened an office at Walnut where he also cared for patients in the vicinity of Tiosa. Forty-five years ago he opened an office in Argos where he continued to practice until his death.
In a ceremony which was performed at Argos, September 23, 1915, he was married to Anna JOHNSON. Dr. Kendall was a member of the Marshall County Medical Association.

Survivors are the widow; a brother, George KENDALL, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Tenny TATE, Argos; two nephews and two nieces.
The funeral services will be held from the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. ROLAND, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal church at Plymouth officiating. Interment will be made in the Old Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The body is being held until Sunday so that the sister and brother, who are in Los Angeles, Cal., for the winter can return to Argos for the last rites.

Thursday, February 1, 1940

Walter W. PONTIOUS, aged 71, who for many years lived on a farm near Akron died yesterday in a hospital at Canton Ohio, after a short illness. The body has been returned to Akron.
The deceased was born on a farm near Akron, April 18, 1868, the son of Samuel and Anna PONTIOUS. He lived near Akron all of his life until four years ago when he went to Canton to reside.
Survivors are a son, Howard PONTIOUS, Nappanee and a sister, Mrs. Elmira LINEBAUGH of Akron.
The last rites will be held from the Church of God, in South Center street in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Gaerte cemetery southeast of Akron.
The body will lie in state at the Moyer funeral home in Akron until the hour of the last rites.

Word was received here today by Mrs. Florence RAYMER that her sister, Mrs. Earl PELKEY, died this morning at the St. Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Pelkey, a former resident of this city, has been confined to the hospital in Fort Wayne for the past year.

Friday, February 2, 1940

Mrs. Earl STALEY, aged 51, died at her home, 123 West Fourth street, at 2:30 o'clock this morning from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Monday. She had another stroke last June.
Sarah Jane [KIME], daughter of William and Rebecca (FISHER) KIME was born in Miami county, June 28, 1888. She was married to Mr. Staley on November 26, 1909.
The deceased had been a resident of this city for 14 years moving here from Mexico. She was a member of the Baptist church at Perrysburg.
Survivors are the husband, two sons, Kenneth L. STALEY and Harry E. STALEY of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Lottie BENEDICT, Deedsville.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of the Brethren in Mexico at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, Denver, officiating. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
The body will be returned to the Staley home this evening from the Kline Funeral Home at Denver.

Monday, February 5, 1940

Mrs. Cora M. FLAGG, 67, passed away three o'clock Sunday morning at her home in Argos, Ind. Death resulted from complications and heart trouble following an illness of two months duration. Mrs. Flagg had resided in Argos for the past four years, having moved to that town from Culver, Ind.
Cora M. [LOWMAN], daughter of Samuel and J. LOWMAN, was born in Marshall county on September 26th, 1872. Her husband, C. E. FLAGG preceded her in death, February 19th, 1934. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
A brother, Bruce LOWMAN, of Argos, survives.
Brief services will be held at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The body will then be taken to the Poplar Grove church northeast of Culver where the regular services will be held at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. R. W. KNIGHT of Argos, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Crawfordsville, Feb. 5. (INS) -- Theodore DUNCAN, 67, Winamac grocer, died at a local hospital early today of injuries suffered last night in an auto crash near Crawfordsville.
Don Davis, driver of the car in which Duncan was riding, was hurt seriously when the machine plunged over an embankment. Duncan had been in business at Winamac for 40 years.
-- Mr. Duncan and Mr. Davis are both well known in Rochester. Dr. Davis is a former resident of Rochester but has been employed in a garage at Winamac for a number of years.
He received a bad scalp wound and three fractured ribs in the accident. Davis is still in the hospital at Crawfordsville his sister, Mrs. Major ZIMMERMAN, was informed today.
Mr. Duncan was very prominent in Kiwanis Club activities and has been a speaker before the local club on several occasions.

Tuesday, February 6, 1940

Frank Henry HOOT, 63, former resident of Rochester, passed away Monday 12:45 a.m. at his home near South Bend. Death resulted from an attack of pneumonia following an illness of three days duration. Mr. Hoot, who was well known in this community had resided in South Bend for the past 15 years. He was an employee of the Studebaker Company.
The deceased, who was the son of Phillip and Susan HOOT was born in Rochester on February 27th, 1876. In 1894 he was united in marriage with Fannie Belle ZOOK.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Frank L. HOOT, of South Bend; and a brother, Prentiss Leroy HOOT, of Monterey, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at the Hoot residence, Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. E. A. DUCKER will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery at South Bend.

Funeral services for John F. NORMAN, 82, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at his home one mile west of Mentone. He died Sunday at 4:45 p.m. of heart trouble following an illness of the past ten days.
The deceased was born in Miami county December 9, 1857, the son of the late Josephus and Sarah NORMAN. He had formerly resided in Miami county, coming to Mentone 37 years ago. On December 9, 1883, he was united in marriage to Mary E. SMITH, deceased.
Surviving relatives include: a daughter, Mary [NORMAN], at home; a brother, Milo NORMAN, of near Macy; two sisters, Elizabeth LESLIE, of Peru, and Rosa CASTLE, of South Bend.
Burial will be in Mentone cemetery.
The Reed funeral home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.

A committal service will be held in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery about 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Sidney [Minerva A.] MOON of Portland a former resident of this city.
Mrs. Moon died yesterday at Portland. Her husband succumbed September 20, 1923 and is buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.
Mr. Moon was very prominent in Democratic party circles while a resident of this city and served as county superintendent of schools and also was a reporter of the Indiana State Supreme Court.
Funeral services will be held in Portland tomorrow after which the cortege will leave that city for Rochester. The funeral party is expected to arrive here about 3 p.m. when the committal service will be held.

Wednesday, February 7, 1940

Twelve Mile, Ind., Feb. 7. -- Jacob DAWALT, 61, native of Denver, Ind., but a resident of this community thirty-six years, died at his home three miles northeast of here at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. He had been in failing health for eleven months.
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob DAWALT, Sr. On November 5, 1903, he was married to Miss Merle MARQUISS of this community.
Surviving are the widow, two sons, L. W. DAWALT of Detroit and A. L. DAWALT of Montpelier, O.; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel SWANK of Macy; a brother, Perry [DAWALT] of Mexico and two grandchildren.
The body was returned to the residence from the Kline funeral home at Denver Wednesday afternoon.
Funeral rites will be held at the Church of the Brethren in Mexico at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, with Rev. C. F. GOLDEN in charge. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.

Thursday, February 8, 1940

Adolph Gustav FRIEBE, well-known farmer of the Monterey community, passed away at eight o'clock Thursday morning. Death resulted from complications following an illness of two years duration. Mr. Friebe had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western sections of Fulton county.
Adolph Gustav, son of Henry and Paulina FRIEBE was born in Germany on September 20th, 1860. He came to the United States 67 years ago and settled on a farm near Monterey. Mr. Friebe was a member of the Methodist church.
The survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Ray BENNETT, Mrs. Cecil CAPPIS, both of Ora, Ind.; Mrs. Arthur FISHBURN, of Culver, Ind., two sons, Arthur FRIEBE of Culver, Earl W. FRIEBE, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Martha BROWN, and Mrs. Edith WHIPPLE, both of San Marino, Calif., Mrs. Emma WHITE, of Knox, Mrs. Clara KAEMPSE, of Chicago, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock at the Monterey Methodist church; Rev. John WALTON will officiate. Burial will be made in the North Bend cemetery, northwest of Monterey.

Tuesday, February 13, 1940

Clyde Elmer BRAMAN, 47, passed away Tuesday morning, three o'clock at the Logansport hospital. Death resulted from pneumonia and heart trouble. He had been in ill health for the past ten years and was bedfast for the past several months.
Mr. Braman was born April 10th, 1892 in Jackson county, Arkansas. His parents were Schuyler and Kathrine (HARNESS) BRAMAN. He resided in Rochester for a period of ten years coming here from Huntington, Ind. On May 26, 1917, he was united in marriage with Elsie STEIN, in a ceremony solemnized at Joliet, Ill. Mr. Braman followed the occupation of cabinet maker.
The survivors are his wife, and a son, Warren [BRAMAN], at home. His father, Schuyler Braman, at home; a brother, Harvey [BRAMAN], of Niles, Mich., three sisters, Mrs. Arthur MOORE, Mrs. Walter McINTYRE, both of Huntington, and Mrs. Robert RUSLER, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Rev. SIMONS of the Rochester United Brethren church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.
Friends may view the body prior to the funeral hour at the funeral home.

F. A. PIPER, father of Dr. Mark M. PIPER of this city, died yesterday at his home in New London, Iowa, after being seriously ill for some time. Dr. and Mrs. Piper left today for New London.

Wednesday, February 14, 1940

Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS, 85, passed away Wednesday morning, 6:15 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Metheny of Argos. Death resulted from pneumonia following two weeks illness. Mrs. Williams' farm home is situated one-half mile south of Argos on State Road 31. She had been a resident of Marshall county throughout her entire life.
Mrs. Williams was born July 25th, 1854, on a farm west of Plymouth. Her parents were William and Lucy ABRAMS. On January 27, 1872 she was united in marriage with George W. WILLIAMS. Mr. Williams passed away several years ago. The deceased was a member of the Argos Christian church.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Grace METHENY, a son Charles WILLIAMS of near Argos, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Metheny home in Argos. Rev. R. W. KNIGHT will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Jordan cemetery southwest of Argos.

Mrs. N. O. NELSON received word Tuesday of the death of Mr. Nelson's father, John T. NELSON of Gardner, Ill. N. O. NELSON had gone to Gardner Monday night, called by the serious illness of his father, who died Tuesday morning.

Twelve Mile, Ind., Feb. 14. -- Mrs. Merttie I. MURDEN, 63, a lifelong resident of Adams township, passed away at 7:;30 o'clock Tuesday evening at her home, one and one-half miles south of Twelve Mile. Death followed an illness of five weeks.

Mrs. Murden was born in Adams township on April 12, 1876, and was the widow of Joseph B. MURDEN. She was a member of the United Brethren church here.
Surviving are four children, Marion [MURDEN], Michigan City; Lyman [MURDEN], Twelve Mile, and Ralph [MURDEN] and Mable [MURDEN] both at home; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Sarah DAVIS, Rochester.
The body is at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton pending funeral arrangements.

Friday, February 16, 1940

Lowell STAYTON, aged 30, who resided on a farm five and a half miles southwest of Argos died in the Kelly hospital at Argos at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon after an illness of two days due to pneumonia.
The deceased was a life resident of Green township, Marshall county and was born there January 20, 1910. His parents were David and Goldie STAYTON. He was married to Sylvia JONES on December 31, 1932.
Survivors are the widow, the parents, a son, David Lowell [STAYTON], and a daughter, Doris Evelyn [STAYTON], both at home; a brother, Vernon [STAYTON], a sister, Charlotte [STAYTON] and an adopted sister Virginia [STAYTON] all of Argos.
The last rites will be held from the Santa Ann church six miles southwest of Argos at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. EATON officiating. Burial will be made in the Jordan cemetery three miles southwest of Argos.
The body will be returned to the Stayton farm home Saturday morning from the Grossman funeral home at Argos.

Robert McCLAIN, aged 56, a truck driver, died at his home 800 East Twelfth street at 8:15 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to a coronary embolism which he suffered one hour prior to his death.
The deceased was born in Ohio, March 3, 1883. His parents were Seth and Almada McCLAIN. He had lived in Rochester for twelve years moving here from Ora.
Survivors are the wife, two sons, Harley [McCLAIN] at home and Eugene [McCLAIN] of Gary. Two grandchildren and a brother Bud McCLAIN of Marion, Ohio.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. George J. LONG officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.
The body will be returned from the Foster funeral home to the residence Satuday morning.

Saturday, February 17, 1940

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Robert HEDGES which occurred recently at his home in Urbana, Ohio. The deceased was a former resident of Rochester. He was a nephew of the late James GAINER and Mrs. Mary WILEY.

Monday, February 19, 1940

John J. WALSH, aged 77, for many years a farmer of Wayne township died at his home, 700 Bringhurst street, Logansport, at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening from complications. He had been in failing health since Christmas but seriously ill only since last Thursday.
The deceased was born on a farm in Wayne township, August 2, 1862. His parents were Kyran and Nancy WALSH. He was married to Anna HOSEY of Grass Creek. They had celebrated their fifty-third wedding anniversary.
Mr. Walsh for many years resided on a farm five miles south of Kewanna. Twenty years ago he moved to Logansport to reside. Mr. Walsh was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church at Kewanna for many years but affiliated with the St. Vincent's Catholic church after moving to Logansport. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Vincent's church.
Survivors are the widow, six sons, Charles [WALSH], Wichita Falls, Tex.; William [WALSH], South Bend; John F. [WALSH], who is a captain of the Logansport police department; George E. [WALSH], Kewanna; Walter [WALSH], Princeton, Mo., and Cornelious J. [WALSH] of Oak Park, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Tim BURGIN and Mrs. Tom TRINOSKY, East Chicago and Mrs. Ed MEDLAND, Logansport and 15 grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements will not be completed until word is received from the son, Charles, who is on a motor trip. The last rites will be held either Wednesday or Thursday morning from St. Vincent's church at Logansport with interment in Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport.

Mrs. Elvira GELBAUGH received word Saturday of the death of her son, Charles BIBLER, who died early Saturday morning at his home in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Mrs. Gelbaugh left Sunday for Wapakoneta.

Herbert A. HAMMAN, Jr., aged 21, who was better known by his many friends as "Bud" HAMMAN and who resided with his parents on North Smith street in Kewanna, died of a skull fracture at 5:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon half an hour after the car he was driving skidded from the pavement 150 feet west of the Kewanna corporation line and smashed into a tree.
The youth was taken to the office of Dr. K. K. KRANNING in Kewanna by his uncle, Lloyd WOOLINGTON, who had been summoned to the scene of the accident by Robert EDGINGTON and Cecil ENYEART, who reside on farms near the scene of the accident.
Hamman was riding alone in his car when the accident occurred after a trip to Star City, where he had spent the afternoon with friends. His car skidded on the snow covered pavement of the old Kewanna-Winamac road, left the road and struck the tree on the north side of the highway.
The car then turned around several times and crashed into a tree on the south side of the road. The tree was struck on the driver's side. The accident occurred midway between the Dr. LORD and the Roy NUTT farms.
Robert Edgington who lives on the Nutt farm, witnessed the fatal accident. He ran to the scene as did Cecil Enyeart who lives on the Lord farm. They found that Hamman could not talk and they called his uncle, Mr. Woolington, who moved him to Dr. Kranning's office in his car.
Hamman never regained consciousness. Dr. D. K. STINSON, coroner, was called and he found death was due to a fractured skull and crushed chest. Deputy Sheriff Frank SUMMERS made an investigation of the accident. Hamman's car, a 1937 Terraplane, was practically demolished. The body has been moved to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
The deceased was born at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin July 12, 1918, but had lived in Kewanna since he was a year old. He graduated from the Kewanna high school and since that time has been employed as a carpenter by his uncle, Mr. Woolington. The youth's father is also a carpenter and is also employed by Mr. Woolington.
Survivors are the parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George WOOLINGTON of Kewanna; four sisters, Mrs. Lucille NEWCOMER, Rochester; Mrs. William SELLE, Winamac; Geraldine [HAMMAN] and Ruth [HAMMAN], at home; and [sic]
The last rites will be held in Kewanna Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Kewanna.

Mrs. Carl PASCHALL, 1426 South Main street, received word yesterday of the death of her mother, Mrs. Minnie WINE, aged 81, of Dayton, Ohio and her sister, Mrs. Linnie BUSSERT, aged 58, of South Bend in an auto accident which occurred on a road near Fort Wayne at 1:10 p.m. Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Paschall left immediately for Fort Wayne. The bodies were moved to South Bend today.
Mrs. Wine and Mrs. Bussert are both former residents of Rochester and have a number of relatives in Rochester and Fulton county. Mrs. Wine is the widow of the late Charles WINE. Following is an account of the accident which claimed the two lives which was taken from a Fort Wayne newspaper:
Two women were killed in an auto crash on sleet-covered U. S. highway No. 27 about five miles south of the city at 1:10 p.m. yesterday.
The victims were Mrs. Linnie H. BUSSERT, 58, of South Bend, the driver of a southbound automobile, and her mother, Mrs. Minnie WINE, 81, of Dayton, O., were crushed in the wreckage of their telescoped automobile.
Lloyd BEBERSTEIN, 35, of Berne, driving a northbound car, was hurled against a back window of his machine by the impact and was seriously cut about the head, neck and one hand. He was a patient at the Lutheran hospital last night.
The women suffered crushed chests and other injuries, Dr. A. P. HATTENDORF, Allen county coroner, and Dr. A. R. SAVAGE, deputy coroner, reported after an investigation. The bodies, first taken to the Methodist hospital in the Julian Schone ambulance, later were moved to the Schone funeral home. They will be returned to South Bend.
First to arrive at the scene of the accident were Kenneth GAUSE, R.R. No. 2, Decatur, driving an automobile belonging to Carl BUCHER of Decatur, a passenger. They removed fragments of glass from the back window of the Beberstein car so the driver's head could be extricated. Fearing that the Berne man would bleed to death without medical attention, the Adams county men drove him to the hospital.
His injuries included multiple lacerations of the scalp, a deep cut on the left temple, scratches about the face and neck, a laceration on the right hand and a possible fracture of the middle right finger.
Sheriff Walter FELGER, Deputy Walter ADAMS and State Officer William SUELZER, who investigated, said marks on the pavement indicated that the Beberstein machine skidded on the pavement into the path of the southbound car.
The side of the Berne man's car was crumpled and the front part of the South Bend machine was crushed. The cars swung about after the collision but did not entirely clear the pavement, officials reported.
Mrs. Bussert and her mother were reported en route to Dayton, Ohio and had left South Bend about 10 a.m. Mrs. Wine had been visiting her daughter. Loren BUSSERT, a toolmaker at the Studebaker plant in South Bend, first was reported to have accompanied the two women. He was located in South Bend, however, and came here last night to arrange for disposition of the bodies.
Mrs. Wine also suffered fractures of the skull, both legs and the right wrist, officials reported. She and her daughter were dead when taken from the wreckage of the car.
The steering wheel of the Bussert machine was bent upward and out through the windshield by force of the impact.
The coroner's examination showed the driver had suffered a rupture of a large blood vessel leading to the heart, fractures of the breastbone, nose, and bones about the face, and the loss of several teeth.

Suffering a heart attack while eating his supper, Horace RICKEL, 65, of near Sevastapool, passed away a few moments later. Prior to this fatal attack, Mr. Rickel had been enjoying his usual good health. The deceased had a host of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county.
Mr. Rickel was born May 5, 1874 on the same homestead where he died. He was the son of Henry and Sarah RICKEL. Approximately 30 years ago he was united in marriage with Hannah JULIAN. He followed the occupation of farming.
The survivors are his wife, a son, Carl RICKEL, of California, a daughter, Mrs. Cecil CLOUSE, of Sevastapool and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the home on Tuesday afternoon 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Palestine cemetery, northeast of Akron.

Tuesday, February 20, 1940

Mrs. Mary Ann DONLEY, aged 80, died Monday evening at 11:30 o'clock at the County Home after an illness of 18 months due to complications.
She was born in Ohio but lived near Athens for many years or until 10 years ago when she went to the home to reside. Her husband, George DONLEY, died a number of years ago.
The body has been moved to the Todd funeral home in Kewanna where last rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mrs. Donley has no survivors as far as can be learned. Anyone knowing her family's whereabouts are asked to notify the Todd funeral home at Kewanna immediately.

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie WINE, aged 81, of Dayton, Ohio, and her daughter, Mrs. Loren BUSSERT, 58, of South Bend, who were killed in an auto accident near Fort Wayne Sunday afternoon will be held Friday morning, February 23, at 11 o'clock, from the First Christian church in South Bend.
The body of Mrs. Wine will be brought here for interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery at the side of her husband, the late Charles WINE. Mrs. Bussert will be buried at South Bend.
Mrs. Wine and Mrs. Bussert are both former residents of Rochester. Their funeral services will be a double one. Mrs. Carl PASCHALL of this city and Mrs. L. C. DAVIS of Dayton, Ohio are daughters of Mrs. Wine.

Mrs. Lillie MAHAN, 66, was found dead in bed at her Silver Lake home Monday morning by her brother, William WHITTINGHILL, who made his home at the Mahan residence. She had been ill but for the past five days with influenza, and as she was permitted to sleep late, exact time of death is unknown. Whittinghill made the discovery around 9 o'clock when he entered the room, taking her her breakfast.
She was born in Kentucky, the daughter of the late James WHITTINGHILL. Her husband, William [MAHAN], preceded her in death. She had made her home for many years on her farm northwest of Silver Lake. The deceased was also a member of the Baptist church.
Another brother, in Indianapolis, also survives.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Summe funeral parlor, Silver Lake, Rev. Levy HILL officiating. Burial will be in Akron.

Mrs. Nancy METZGER, age 77, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruby SMITH, 11 miles north of Fort Wayne, at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning of complications. Mrs. Metzger's home was in Kewanna but she went to live with her daughter last August. She had been in ill health for over a year. Funeral arrangements have not been made yet.

Wednesday, February 21, 1940

Mrs. Nancy METZGER, 77, life-long resident of Kewanna, passed away, Tuesday morning, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lafayette Smith, of Hunterstown, Ind. Death resulted from complications following an illness of six months' duration.
Nancy [St.CLAIR], daughter of Reuben and Nancy St.CLAIR was born December 1, 1862 on a farm near Royal Center, Ind. On October 17, 1886 she was united in marriage with Peter METZGER. Mr. Metzger died in 1922. The deceased was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Lafayette SMITH, of Hunterstown, Ind.; Mrs. Fred BRUEGEL, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Clarence GRAFFIS, of Rochester; Mrs. Estel HANES, of Peru, and a sister, Mrs. Kerdelia FESS, of Hammond, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 1:30 p.m. at the Kewanna Methodist church. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. The body was removed to the Metzger home in Kewanna, Wednesday morning.

Lowell Thomas [PUGH], eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cameron PUGH, who reside four miles southeast of Fulton, died Monday evening at Woodlawn hospital. Death was attributed to pneumonia. The infant had been ill a week.
The survivors are his parents, two brothers, Ward [PUGH] and Tommy [PUGH], and two sisters, Zalla [PUGH] and Linda Lou [PUGH], all at home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Brethren church in Mexico, Ind. Reverends FISHER and GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be made in the Mexico cemetery.

Thursday, February 22, 1940

Philip H. OVERMYER, who was better known by his friends as Henry OVERMYER, aged 89, former deputy sheriff of Fulton county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. V. D. Beck, in the Sand Hill neighborhood in Richland township at 9:45 o'clock Wednesday evening. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several months.
The deceased was born in Sandusky county, Ohio, August 10, 1850, the son of Israel and Sarah (MYERS) OVERMYER. The family moved to this county to reside when Mr Overmyer was a small boy.
Mr. Overmyer was a farmer and also worked in flour mills and elevators. He was a staunch Republican and served as deputy sheriff under the late Clay SHEETS and was also court house custodian for a number of years. His wife, who was Louisa VanDUYNE, preceded him in death.
Survivors are three sons, George W. OVERMYER, Rochester; Carey A. OVERMYER, Mishawaka; and Henry OVERMYER, South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah BARNHART, of Rochester and Mrs. [V. D.] BECK; three brothers, Dr George W. OVERMYER, Retsil, Wash.; Fred OVERMYER, Denver, Colo.; and Thomas OVERMYER, Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Harriett YOUNG, Winamac; Mrs. Della SMITH, Rochester; and Mrs. Emma SMITH, Tiosa; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the Brethren church at Tiosa at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. Ora LEMERT in charge. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery.

Friday, February 23, 1940

Mrs. Lillie Mae RUSH, aged 55, widow of John R. RUSH, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna LANG, RR 5, near the Rochester Fertilizer plant at 9:45 o'clock last evening. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered three weeks ago.
She was born on a farm near Warsaw, March 27, 1884, the daughter of Samuel and Martha (NINE) WEAVER. She had lived with her daughter since October 1939 when she came here from Columbia City. Mrs. Rush was a member of the Brethren church at Warsaw.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. LANG and Miss Hazel Maxine RUSH both of Rochester and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth ABRAHAM of Indianapolis; two sons, Arthur RUSH, Mishawaka, and Harold RUSH of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Edward WEAVER, Warsaw and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the Christian Chapel at Merriam near Columbia City at 2 p.m. Sunday with interment in the cemetery adjacent to the chapel. Friends may view the remains until 11:30 a.m Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, February 24, 1940

Mrs. Martha J. BENNETT, died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Zink, northwest of Argos. Death resulted from heart trouble following a week's illness.
Martha Jane [POWERS], daughter of John and Doris POWERS was born in Clinton county, Ind., Oct. 7th, 1863. In 1886 she was married to Christopher BENNETT. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Argos Christian church. Mr. Bennett died several years ago.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. John ZINK and Mrs. Frank WALLACE both of near Argos; a brother, George POWERS, of Argos; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home. Interment will be made in the Jordan cemetery.

Mrs. Mary M. THARP, aged 90, widow of John W. THARP, Civil war veteran, died at 8:30 o'clock, Friday evening at the home of her son, Albert Tharp, 2-1/2 miles northeast of Rochester. The deceased had been ill for sometime.
The deceased was born in Ross county, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1848, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah GATWOOD. With her husband she moved to Fulton county to reside from Ohio 40 years ago. For many years the family lived on farms in Richland township. Mr. Tharp succumbed January 11, 1927.
Survivors are the son, Albert THARP, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The rites will be held from the Bethlehem Baptist church at 1:30 Monday afternoon with Rev. H. BARNABY in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery at Richland Center.

Monday, February 26, 1940

Leonard Samuel CARR, 72, passed away Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. O. HANBEGGER of Berne, Ind. Mr. Carr had been in ill health for the past year. For many years he resided in the vicinity of Lake Bruce, where he followed the occupation of farming.
Mr. Carr, who came to Indiana when still quite young took up his residency in Union township. On December 25, 1888 he was united in marriage with Etta M. CARR, in a ceremony solemnized at Kewanna, Ind. He was the son of Charles and Martha Jane CARR.
The survivors are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. E. O. HANBEGGER, of Berne; Mrs. Ross BAKER, of Peru; Mrs. Charles PETERS, of Culver; Mrs. Jacob THOMAS, of South Bend; four sons, Pheron CARR, of Roma, Texas; Authus CARR, of South Bend; Arthur CARR, of Plymouth; Orvin CARR, of Kewanna; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Kewanna Church of Christ. Rev. Henry BULGER, of Lowell, Ind., will officiate. Interment will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, near Lake Bruce.

Monterey, Ind., Feb. 26. -- David Joseph [SCHMIDT], three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SCHMIDT, died at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the residence in Monterey after an illness of four days.
Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed KELLER and Mr. and Mrs. John SMITH, all of near Monterey.
Final rites will be conducted at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning at the St. Ann church in Monterey. Burial will be made in the St. Ann cemetery near here.

Peter ZANGER, aged 71 years, passed away 6:30 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Anna Pettit, of Logansport. Death was caused by complications following an illness of a month's duration. Mr. Zanger had many friends in the southern section of Fulton county, where he engaged in the occupation of farming.
Mr. Zanger was born in Germany on October 10th, 1868. His parents were Leopold and Pauline ZANGER. He came to this county with his parents when but a boy. For the past 20 years he has resided with the above named sister.
The survivors are his sister, Mrs. Anna PETTIT; three brothers, John A. ZANGER, of Logansport; B. J. ZANGER, of Wanatah, Ind., and Henry ZANGER, of Fulton.
Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Fulton United Brethren church. Rev. J. W. MILLER will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton up until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, February 27, 1940

Roscoe ANDERSON, aged 53, member of the Rochester Township Advisory Board and well known farmer living three miles east of this city on the Fort Wayne road committed suicide late Monday afternoon by a strange method.
He plugged the spaces around a door to his second story bedroom with a blanket and then closed the windows to his room making it practically airtight. He then placed papers on the floor around his bed and poured hydrocyanic acid on them, which is used to kill groundhogs, rats, mice and vermin.
Anderson then laid on his bed until the fumes from the hydrocyanic acid overcame and killed him. Lethal gas which is used in some states in executions has same base as hydrocyanic acid.
The body was discovered at 6:30 o'clock last evening by George CLELAND, Anderson's farm hand, who investigated when Anderson did not answer his calls to come down stairs for supper. Cleland went to Anderson's bedroom door where he could smell fumes. He broke in the door and made the discovery of the body.
There was no suicide note but Anderson is known to have brooded over an automobile accident which he had at the north edge of Kokomo last December 28 when he skidded from the road then drove back into the path of a Ft. Wayne car driven by Dr. R. E. NAFTZGER. Several persons in the doctor's car were slightly injured and the doctor's machine as well as that of Anderson were badly damaged.
It was first thought that Anderson had used calcium carbide fumes to end his life but check made by Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner and Sheriff Russell VOORHEES disclosed that he had purchased the hydrocyanic product in a local drug store in the past three weeks with which to kill groundhogs.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm near Leiters Ford September 30, 1886. His parents were Frank and Mary C. ANDERSON. He had followed the occupation of farming all of his life. Mr. Anderson was a member of Trinity Evangelical church and the Odd Fellows lodge.
The only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Harvey WAYMIRE of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the Trinity Evangelical Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. George J. LONG officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester mausoleum.

The funeral of Mrs. Fred RUSSELL, of Dayton, Ohio was held Monday morning at 11 o'clock at the Whitmer funeral home in Dayton and burial was made at New Vienna, Ohio. Mr. [Fred] RUSSELL is a brother of Mrs. Clarence PETERSON and was a former resident of Newcastle township. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence PETERSON attended the services.

Wednesday, February 28, 1940

Marion MARSH, aged 44, World war veteran and for many years a resident of the Fletchers Lake neighborhood is being held in jail at Crystal Falls, Mich., on a charge of murder. He was arrested last evening after he had killed two acquaintances and shot a third when he became temporarily deranged.
Marsh is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James MARSH who live on a farm located on the south bank of Fletchers Lake. He is one of eight children and he was reared at Fletchers Lake.
March has been living in Michigan for the past twelve years working as a wood cutter and also has been trapping destructive animals for the Michigan State Department of Conservation.
[press dispatch from Crystal Falls, Mich, dated Feb. 28 relates details]

John B. HAIMBAUGH, aged 70, trustee of Newcastle township, died of a heart attack Tuesday evening during a nip-an-tuck final period of basketball game to decide the Fulton county 1940 grade school championship.
The team from Talma, in Mr. Haimbaugh's township and coached by his son, Omar [HAIMBAUGH], was playing Reiter in the Whitmer gymnasium. The teams went into the final quarter 12 to 12. It was during this period that Mr. Haimbaugh suffered the heart attack of which he died. Talma went on to win the game.
Following the heart attack Mr. Haimbaugh was moved to the Woodlawn hospital. This was at 9:10 p.m. and he passed away thirty minutes later. Mr. Haimbaugh has been subject to a heart ailment for several months.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county. He was born September 20, 1869. His parents were Conrad and Sarah HAIMBAUGH. His wife is Emma NEFF whom he married March 13, 1897.
Mr. Haimbaugh has been active in farming and political circles for many years. He has lived on a farm in Newcastle township for some time and at one time lived on a farm at the south edge of Rochester.
Mr. Haimbaugh was serving his sixth year as trustee of Newcastle township He was a Democrat and his term of office would have ended January 1, 1943. He was a member of the Rochester Evangelical Church and Gleaner's lodge.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Edith SMILEY, Stockland, Ill., and Mrs. Ethel PARKER, Ft. Wayne, three sons, Devon HAIMBAUGH at home, Roland HAIMBAUGH, Hammond, and Omar HAIMBAUGH, Rochester; 3 sisters, Mrs. Susie TOWNSEND and Mrs. Dora GERST, Rochester, and Mrs. Linnie VERNETT, Mentone; 2 brothers, Tom HAIMBAUGH, Mentone and Mahlon HAIMBAUGH, Quincy, Ill., and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Trinity Evangelical church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Rochester.
The body was taken to the Haimbaugh farm home in Newcastle township at noon today from the Foster funeral home.

Benjamin H. SHERMAN, 72, well known farmer residing two miles southeast of Argos, passed away Tuesday afternoon in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. Death was attributed to pneumonia following an illness of ten days. Mr. Sherman had many friends in both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Mr. Sherman was born October 8th, 1867 on a farm near Plymouth. He had resided in the vicinity of Argos throughout his entire life. In 1905 he was united in marriage with Pauline RADER.
The survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Iva REWIN, of Culver; three children from a former marriage, Earl SHERMAN of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn WENK of South Bend and Mrs. Ethel BERKEBILE.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. Mildred TREBER of the Argos Christian church will officiate. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Thursday, February 29, 1940

Charley VANDEWATER, 83, passed away at his home in Akron at 1:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Death resulted from complications following an illness of two months. Mr. Vandewater was well known throughout Henry township and for many years was an employee of the Winona Street Car Company.
Mr. Vandewater was born in Huntington county, and in the year of 1911 he was united in marriage to Miss Flora BUSE. He was a member of the Masonic order.
The survivors are his wife; a brother, Nicholas [VANDEWATER], of Huntington; a brother, Oliver [VANDEWATER], of Gary; and a sister, Mrs. Lon HOGAN, of Huntington.
The funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Friday, March 1, 1940

Funeral services for U. M. WEIRICK, aged 86, a former Kewanna resident, were held Friday afternoon from the Methodist church in Kewanna. Rev. J. W. NIELL of Kewanna was in charge assisted by Rev. J. Raymond SHUTZ of North Manchester. Mr. Weirick died Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George COMER of North Manchester. Until the death of his wife a few years ago Mr. Weirick resided on his farm four miles northeast of Kewanna. Since that time he has made his home with Mrs. Comer who with four grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Funeral services for Charles VANDEWATER who died at his home in Akron yesterday will be held from the First Church of God in Akron at the corner of South and Walnut streets at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and burial will be made in the cemetery at Athens.

Saturday, March 2, 1940

Mrs. Matilda S. WAGONER, aged 88, a pioneer resident of Fulton county and the widow of John S. WAGONER, died at 6:30 o'clock Friday evening at the home of her son Del Wagoner who lives on a farm a half mile east of Talma.
Death was due to a heart attack which she suffered on February 20, a day after she had celebrated her 88th birthday. She was born in Sandusky county, Ohio, February 19, 1852 and was the daughter of Daniel and Margaret (SMITH) HOFFMAN.
She was married October 1, 1874 in Sandusky county, Ohio and came to Fulton county to reside the same year. For many years Mrs. Wagoner resided on a farm four miles south of Rochester on Road 25. Her husband was known to many of the older residents of Fulton county as "Big John" WAGONER. Mrs. Wagoner was a member of a Lutheran church in Cincinnati.
Survivors are four sons, Charles [WAGONER], Harry [WAGONER] and Edward [WAGONER] all of Rochester, and Del [WAGONER] of Talma; brother, Charles HOFFMAN, Fostoria, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition to the death of her husband, Mrs. Wagoner suffered the loss by death of her son Wallace WAGONER and a daughter, Mrs. Elsie CUNNINGHAM.
The last rites will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may review the remains at the home of Del Wagoner until the hour of the funeral services.

Monday, March 4, 1940

Miss Eva Gail CONRAD, 24, who resides southeast of this city, died Saturday evening at 10 o'clock in a Ft. Wayne hospital. Death resulted from pneumonia following an illness of several days duration.
Eva Gail, daughter of John W. and Daicy CONRAD was born in the Mt. Zion neighborhood on January 22nd, 1916. Her mother preceded her in death. With the exception of a few years spent in Ft. Wayne, Miss Conrad lived in Fulton county her entire life.
The survivors are her father, John CONRAD; a brother, Roscoe [CONRAD], and a sister, Mrs. Howard KING, all of near this city.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church, with Rev. Glenn McGEE and Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial is to be made in the Mount Zion cemetery.

Mrs. Sally Caroline TERRY, age 41, died Sunday night at 12:00 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Gray, who resides at 1124 Bancroft avenue. The deceased had been suffering from the flu for the past eight weeks.
Mrs. Terry was born on September 18, 1898 in Kentucky, the daughter of Albert and Margaret MEREDITH. She has resided in Rochester for two months, having come here from Kenova, W.Va.
Mrs. Terry leaves surviving her one daughter, Mrs. James GRAY of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs F. D. JOHNSON of Lewisbery, Ind., Mrs. Willard CHURCH of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Nanny B. BECK of Kellers Church, Pa., and Mrs. Dora LESTER of Kenova, W.Va., L. B. MEREDITH of Nicholsville, Ky., and C. C. MEREDITH of White Creek, W.Va.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home in Rochester until Tuesday, when it will be shipped to Kenova where burial will be made. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday in the Pentecostal church at Kenova.

After a month's illness, George S. MARTIN passed away Monday morning at 1:30 o'clock at his home two and one-half miles northeast of Fulton. Mr. Martin, age 70, had been suffering from arterio sclerosis. He followed the occupation of farming and has been a resident of Fulton county for thirty-seven years. He was born in Kankakee county, Ill., on April 21, 1869, the son of Frederick and Mary MARTIN.
Mr. Martin leaves surviving him one daughter, Miss Madelyn MARTIN, and one son, Zephere MARTIN, both at home. Also, one step-son, Harry JOHNSON of Hollywood, Calif., seven step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. J. W. MILLER, pastor of the United Brethren church, officiating. The place of burial has not yet been decided. The body will be at the Martin home northeast of Fulton from Tuesday noon until Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 5, 1940

A change has been made in the funeral services for the late George MARTIN who died Monday morning at his farm near Fulton. The last rites will be held from the United Brethren Church in Fulton at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. J. W. MILLER officiating and with interment in the cemetery at Fulton. It was first announced that the funeral services would be held from the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton.

Melvidore BRINEY, aged 68, superintendent of the city sewage disposal plant for the past five years, died at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home, 328 Jay street. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of six months. He suffered the fatal attack while in his bed this morning. His son, Paul [BRINEY], was caring for him at the time.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm west of Richland Center on February 7, 1872. His parents were William and Beatrice BRINEY. For many years he was a farmer and lived on farms in Fulton and Marshall counties a greater portion of the time on a farm near Argos. He had been a resident of Rochester for the past 13 years.
Mr. Briney was first appointed as superintendent of the city sewage disposal plant by the late Mayor James L. BABCOCK. He was reappointed by Mayor Otis I. MINTER. In a ceremony performed September 3, 1902 he was married to Vina WELLER, who died in 1924. Mr. Briney was a member of the Jordan Baptist church near Argos.
Survivors are four daughters, Mary [BRINEY], Ann [BRINEY], Joanna [BRINEY], at home and Mrs. Catherine CAMPBELL of Rochester, and a son, Paul BRINEY, also of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the Jordan Baptist church four miles southwest of Argos at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. Harry RAE of Metea officiating, assisted by Rev. H. T. RAFNEL. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The body has been moved to the Grossman funeral home in Argos and will be returned to the Briney home Wednesday morning, where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Wednesday, March 6, 1940

William Albert SAUSAMAN, aged 76, well known Henry township farmer died at his farm home, two miles southwest of Akron at 7:15 o'clock Wednesday morning from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered early today. The stroke came following an illness of two weeks due to influenza.
He was born in Darke county, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick SAUSAMAN. He came to Fulton county when a small boy with his parents. His wife who was Orla WHITTENBERGER died 15 years ago.
Survivors are seven children, Odie [SAUSAMAN], Ray [SAUSAMAN] and Cordia [SAUSAMAN], at home, Frank SAUSAMAN of Rochester, Miles [SAUSAMAN], Gail [SAUSAMAN] and Mrs. Gladys DENEVE of South Bend; sister, Mrs. Everett SMITH, Akron; brother, John L. SAUSAMAN, Leesburg, and two grandchildren, Mrs. Helen SHERBONDY, Rochester and Miss Jean DENEVE of South Bend. Two children, a brother and two sisters preceded Mr. Sausaman in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron.

LaPorte, Ind., March 6 (INS) -- William WALTON, 52, prominent orchardist and former president of the Indiana Horticultural Society, committed suicide here today. Police said they believed he was despondent over his recent discovery that a large supply of apples he owned had frozen during the winter. Walton also had been in ill health for several weeks since he fell from a tree and lay unconscious several hours in freezing temperature.
-- William WALTON was well known here and at one time owned the SPOHN orchard at the west edge of Rochester. He sold the orchard to Pat McMAHAN and Dal BLACK twelve years ago, returning to LaPorte to reside.

Friday, March 8, 1940

John HANSON, aged 77, well known Fulton county farmer died at his home one mile east of this city on the Fort Wayne road at 6:15 o'clock Thursday evening. Death was due to heart trouble which started last Easter. He had been in serious condition for three months.
The deceased was born in Sweden and came to the United States when he was 17 years of age. Mr. Hanson had lived on a farm near Rochester since 1905 moving here from Pulaski county.
In a ceremony performed in Paxton Illinois, November 12, 1890 he was married to Christiana ANDERSON. Mr. Hanson was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Survivors are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Earl SMILEY and Mrs. Boyd PETERSON of Rochester; two sons Garfield HANSON of Rochester and Fred HANSON of Cummings, Cal.; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mr. Hanson was the last of a family of five boys and two girls.
The funeral services will be held from St. John's Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. William SCHROER officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Due to the serious illness of Mrs. Hanson and a daughter, Mrs. Earl SMILEY, the body will be kept at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until 1 p.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the church, where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites. The family requests that no flowers be sent.
Those who wish to help establish a memorial wreath for Mrs. Hanson are asked to call Rev. Schroer pastor of St. John's Lutheran church. His phone number is 483-R.

Mrs. Goldie TALBERT has returned from Indianapolis where she was called by the death of her mother, Mrs. Mae EPSTEEN, aged 66, which occurred at her home, 352 East McCarty street, Indianapolis on February 29. The services which were private, due to the serious illness of a daughter, Mrs. Charles CARTER, Indianapolis, were held Saturday, March 2, with interment in the Washington Park cemetery Mrs. Epsteen had often visited her daughter here. Survivors are four daughters, three sons and two grandchildren.

Maurice SADOWSKY received word yesterday of the death of his father, M. J. SADOWSKY, aged 65, which occurred at his home in Braddock, Pa., Thursday morning following a sudden heart attack. The deceased had visited his son in Rochester on a number of occasions. Mr. Sadowsky left yesterday for Braddock.

Harold O. HEYDE, 39, passed away Thursday evening, 7:05 o'clock at his home in Wabash, Ind. Death resulted from pneumonia after an illness of but 36 hours. Mr. Heyde was recovering from a three weeks attack of the flu when he was stricken with pneumonia. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends in this community and for the past five years has owned a cottage on the north shore of Lake Manitou. He was a known independent oil and transport dealer and proprietor of Logansport, Akron, Huntington, Wabash, Marion, Kokomo and Amboy stations.
Harold O., son of Gustave and Susan HEYDE was born on a farm near Nappanee, Indiana. He resided in that community until 1924 when he moved to Wabash. On June 14, 1924 he was united in marriage with Geraldine CLINGER of Wabash. Mr. Heyde was a member of the Masonic Order of Wabash and an active member of the Men's Bible and Brotherhood class of the Evangelical church in Wabash.
The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Geraldine HEYDE; two daughters, Martha [HEYDE] and Mary Elizabeth [HEYDE]; his parents; four brothers, Dewey [HEYDE], of Logansport; Forrest [HEYDE], of Rochester; Claude [HEYDE], of Etna Green; Alvin [HEYDE], of Bremen; and two sisters, Mrs. Forrest HECKAMAN, of Silver Lake, and Mrs. Leo DRUCKAMILLER, of Syracuse, Ind.
A short service will be held at the residence in Wabash at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, following which regular funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the First Evangelical church, North Wabash street with the Reverend Elmer SMITH officiating. Burial will be made in the Falls cemetery.

Saturday, March 9, 1940

Metea, Ind., Mar. 9. -- Ella Y. TRACY, 77, passed away at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at her home in this city following a short illness.
Born in Bethlehem township on July 16, 1862, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert YANTIS. Mrs. Tracy, whose husband, Warren [TRACY], passed away two years ago, spent her entire life in this community.
Survivors include a sister, Emma YANTIS of Chicago; and three nephews, Arthur YANTIS of Chicago, and Stuart [YANTIS] and Robert YANTIS, [II], both of near Logansport.
The body was removed to the residence from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton pending funeral arrangements.

Death made a second call at the John HANSON farm home one mile east of the city on the Fort Wayne road within thirty hours when Mrs Johanna Christiana HANSON, aged 85, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday night after an illness dating from January 28, 1940 due to a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Hanson died at 6 p.m. Thursday also from a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Hanson was born in Boros, Sweden, November 8, 1854, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John ANDERSON. She came to the United States when a young girl and had lived in Fulton county for the past 35 years moving here from Pulaski county.
In a ceremony performed at Paxton, Illinois, November 12, 1890, she was married to Mr. Hanson. The deceased was a devout member of the St. John's Lutheran church of Rochester.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Earl SMILEY and Mrs. Boyd PETERSON of Rochester, two sons Garfield HANSON, Rochester and Fred HANSON of Cummings, Cal, a brother John ANDERSON, [Jr.], who lives in Sweden, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The daughter Mrs. Smiley is seriously ill in the Riley hospital in Indianapolis where she has been given blood transfusions.
Funeral services for Mr. Hanson which were to have been held Saturday afternoon from the St. John's Lutheran church were postponed after the death of Mrs. Hanson and double rites will be held from the Rochester Christian church at 2 p.m. Monday. The services will be held from the Christian church because of its auditorium being larger than that of St. Johns.
Rev. William SCHROER pastor of St. John's Luthern church will officiate at the double rites which will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Interment will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The remains of Mr. and Mrs. Hanson may be viewed at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in West Eleventh street until 12:30 p.m. Monday when they will be taken to the Christian church where they will lie in state from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. the hour of the funeral. The family has requested the omission of flowers.

Relatives here, early today received word of the death of Dr. Dwight W. DuBOIS, formerly of Fulton county, which occurred Friday night at 11 o'clock at his home in Roann. His demise was caused by a heart attack, the brief message stated. Funeral services are to be held at the DuBois home in Roann, Monday afternoon.

Monday, March 11, 1940

Relatives in Fulton county have received word of the death at Carmi, Illinois, on March 6, of Mrs. Angeline LAMAR a former resident of the Leiters Ford community who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara ADAMS.
Mrs. Lamar was born February 23, 1860 to Christopher and Angeline SUTLEY CAMPBELL who resided on a farm one mile south of Leiters Ford. She left Indiana in her early teens after her marriage to Perry LAMAR.
Mrs. Lamar last visited in Fulton county in July 1939 when she motored here with her son Robert LAMAR of St. Louis, Mo.
Survivors other than the son and daughter are another son Felix LAMAR of Springfield, Mass; Attorncy C. C. CAMPBELL is a half-brother and Mrs. U. A. LEITER and Mrs. William YELTON are half-sisters of Mrs. Lamar.

Arthur DEPOY, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry DEPOY, died at the family home near Grass Creek at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon after a serious illness of a week.
The youth is said never to have fully recovered from injuries sustained when he was kicked in the head by a horse at the age of two years.
Surviving are the parents and a number of brothers and sisters.

Funeral rites for Francis Arthur McCARTER, 78, retired Pennsylvania railroad foreman, who passed away at 8:40 o'clock Saturday night, at his home, 306 Tanguy street, Logansport, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Chase and Miller chapel with Rev. Hillis AVERY officiating. Burial is to be made in Mt. Hope.
Born in Fulton county on March 1, 1861 on a farm near Green Oak. He was in the service of the railroad for 39 years. He retired 13 years ago, and was a member of the Veteran Employees' association of the Pennsylvania railroad. On Jan. 15, 1882 he was united in marriage with Annabelle McGINNIS. Mr. McCarter also was a member of the Main Street Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife, Annabell, a son, Donald [McCARTER], of Logansport; four granddaughters; and two [great]-grandchildren.

Dean [KOTTERMAN], 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon KOTTERMAN of Macy died in the Woodlawn hospital at 8:50 o'clock Sunday morning from injuries which he received at 1:30 Saturday afternoon when he was struck by a truck driven by Wallace RUSSELL of Gilead. Death was due to a fractured skull, several fractured ribs and internal injuries.
Dean and two other boys, Harvey COVER, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph COVER of Macy and Arthur SIMONIN, 12, whose parents moved to Macy recently were roller skating on the paved road between Macy and Road 31 when the truck enroute west came upon them.
The three youths had reached a point about three-quarters of a mile west of Macy when they decided to return to Macy. It is said that the Kotterman boy without looking skated directly into the path of Mr. Russell's truck and was hurled into the ditch by the impact.
Rushed to a physician's office in Macy, he was later removed to the hospital in the car of Cecil POWELL, Macy youth.
The boy was born in Culver on November 20, 1930. His father is principal of the Macy school, the family having moved there from Gilead two years ago. Mr. Kotterman was formerly principal of the Talma high school for several years.
Surviving are the parents and three brothers and sisters, Cletus [KOTTERMAN], Gwenneth [KOTTERMAN] and Lairy [KOTTERMAN], all at home.
Final rites will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Ebenezer church, northeast of Deedsville.

Donnie [GAGNON], 3-1/2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence GAGNON who reside on a farm near Rock Lake wast of Akron was hanged Monday morning in a very peculiar accident.
His mother was washing and the little boy was riding his tricycle on a cement walk outside the home. Donnie got off the tricycle and climbed up on a picket corn crib.
Mrs. Gagnon because it was cold had placed a scarf around Donnie's head and neck as a protection for him.
In some manner the lad must have slipped after he reached the top of the corn crib and in falling the scarf caught around a picket and hanged Donnie.
Mrs. Gagnon missed her son and after finding his empty tricycle went in search of him. It was then that she found Donnie's body hanging from the corn crib picket.
Mrs. Gagnon did not believe that her son was dead and called neighbors and a doctor who tried to revive him. All efforts proved unavailing. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and found death due to a broken neck and suffocation.
The exact time that the accident occurred cannot be determined but it was between 9 and 10 o'clock. The mother was formerly Miss Ruth WILLIAMS who was an operator in the telephone exchange at Akron for a number of years. Donnie was the oldest of two children in the Gagnon family.

Mrs. Nancy M. FREELAND, aged 95, a pioneer settler of Miami county, Ind., passed away Sunday morning four o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Cloud, in Macy. The aged lady had been in failing health for the past four years, suffering from complications. Mrs. Freeland had a host of friends throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
Mrs. Freeland was born in Miami county on October 23rd, 1844. She was the daughter of William and Sarah BLACKBURN and had resided in the Macy community throughout her entire life. On December 25, 1864, she was united in marriage with Micajah FREELAND, the ceremony being solemnized at Plymouth, Ind. Her husband died in 1924. Mrs. Freeland was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Sarah CLOUD; a son, Rev. William FREELAND, of Elkhart, Ind.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning 10:30 o'clock at the Macy Methodist church and burial will be made in the cemetery west of Macy.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence two and a half miles northeast of Roann for Dr. Dwight DuBOIS, aged 56, retired dentist and farmer who died at his home Friday from a heart attack after an illness of six months.
The rites were in charge of Rev. Robert FRIBLEY and interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here. Dr. DuBois practiced dentistry until two years ago having lived in Roann for a period of 13 years and in Kewanna for 11 years.
Mr. DuBois was born in Cass county, December 21, 1883, the son of George and Amy (HORTON) DuBOIS, and was 56 years, two months and 17 days old at death. He was married in 1906 to Jeane SPOTTS, who survives.
Surviving besides the widow are: three daughters, Misses Helen DuBOIS of Ft. Wayne and Dorothy DuBOIS of Wabash, and Mrs. Lillian STARR of Wabash.
A son, Jack DuBOIS, was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 24 about a year ago and a daughter Beverly [DuBOIS] died 19 years ago.
Two sisters, Mrs. A. E. BABCOCK of Rochester and Mrs. L. M. SHOEMAKER of Kewanna; and three brothers, Don DuBOIS, Fred DuBOIS of California and Rex DuBOIS of Logansport, also survive.

Funeral services for the late L. D. KELLER, aged 99, Civil War veteran were held at Silver Lake today. Mr. Keller died in a government hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., last Friday. He had lived in the hospital for 20 years. Mr. Keller who is survived by a daughter, Miss Clara KELLER, operated a sawmill at Silver Lake for a number of years.

Peru, Ind., Mar. 11. (INS) -- Services for Walter BOND, 66, prominent Miami county farmer and director in a Mexico bank and elevator company, will be held Tuesday.
Mr. Bond was found dead of a skull fracture and a broken neck under a pile of straw Saturday noon at his home southwest of Mexico. His wrecked wagon was found 75 feet away and the team of horses was found at the barn. The animals bolted and ran over Bond, it was believed.

Tuesday, March 12, 1940

Friends in this city have been advised of the death of Joseph H. DOLSEN, aged 64, of Huntington, an Erie railroad engineer who died in the Erie yards at Huntington yesterday morning as he was preparing to take his train out for its regular run. He had been in good health and his death was unexpected.
Mr. Dolsen had been a summer resident of Lake Manitou for many years owning a cottage near the Colonial hotel on the north shore of the lake. His run was one which I. N. DARR had for many years until his retirement.
Mr. Dolsen has served forty-four years with the Erie and was a member of the B. of L. E. and the B. A. R. E. Other memberships were with the Moose lodge and the First Presbyterian church. Surviving are the widow, the former Myrtle VanNESS; two sons, Edward [DOLSEN], Fort Wayne, and Alfred [DOLSEN], Huntington; four daughters, Mrs. Ireata CLARK, Huntington; Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH, Hammond; Mrs. Helen HALL, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Martha PENDERGAST, Hammond; two brothers, Ray [DOLSEN], Cleveland, and Alfred L. [DOLSEN], Los Angeles, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the First Presbyterian church, in Huntington, Rev. D. R. HUTCHINSON officiating.

James Lynn [RINGLE], son of Melvin and Anna (BLACKBURN) RINGLE, died shortly after he was born at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning. The home is at 212 West Third street. Mrs. Ringle for a number of years was society editor of the News-Sentinel.
Survivors are the parents, a brother, Elden [RINGLE], at home, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William BLACKBURN of Rochester, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Julia RINGLE, of Buckingham, Iowa.
The last rites were held from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery at Mt. Zion.

Funeral services for Donald Eugene GAGNON, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence GAGNON, who reside on a farm near Rock Lake, east of Akron, will be held from the Log Bethel church near Silver Lake Wednesday at 1 o'clock with Rev. Frank CRABILL in charge. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The lad was strangled to death yesterday morning when his scarf caught on a picket of a corn crib after he had climbed to the top of the crib. The boy was discovered a short time later by his mother.
The child's mother had bundled him in warm clothing, placed the silk scarf around his neck and sent him out to play. He apparently climbed to the top of the fence of the open air corn crib and fell or jumped, the scarf catching and choking him to death.
Dr. Leslie A. LAIRD of North Webster, Kosciusko county coroner, investigated and said death was caused by strangulation. The child was born November 30, 1936.
Surviving are the parents, a three-months-old sister, Genese, and the grandparents, Mrs. Ed GAGNON and Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS, all of near Akron.

Mrs. Elizabeth Katherine LOUDERBACK, 81, passed away Monday afternoon, 3:45 o'clock at her home in Fulton, Ind. Death resulted from complications following an illness of seven months duration. Mrs. Louderback had resided in Fulton for the past 47 years. She had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Liberty township.
Elizabeth Katherine [WILLIAMS], daughter of Joseph and Sarah Ann WILLIAMS, was born in Missouri on January 7th, 1859. On March 4th, 1882, she was united in marriage with John LOUDERBACK. Mr. Louderback died October 3rd, 1939.
The survivors are two sons, Hugh LOUDERBACK, of South Bend; Earl LOUDERBACK, of Fulton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Emma COOPER, Mrs. Sarah POWNALL, Mrs. Abigail REED, Mrs. Ida KELLY, all residing in or near Fulton, and two brothers, Amos [WILLIAMS] and Allen WILLIAMS, of Saginaw, Mich.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. W. MILLER will be held Wednesday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Ditmire funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Mary H. WILLIAMS, which occurred at her home in Santa Barbara, California on February 25th. Interment was made the following Wednesday at Santa Barbara.
The deceased was the widow of the late Dan WILLIAMS, who with E. E. CLARY, operated a livery stable here for many years on East Seventh street, opposite the City Hall.
She was born in Carmel, Ind., in 1870, but had lived in Santa Barbara for 26 years, moving there from Rochester after the family had resided here for 10 years. She was a member of the Christian church and Eastern Star lodge.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Henry O. ROBINSON of Redlands, Cal., and a son, Julian WILLIAMS of Woodland, Cal.

Wednesday, March 13, 1940

Mrs. Anna MONTGOMERY, 83, widely known resident of the Lucerne and Grass Creek communities died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett GROGG of near Fletchers Lake at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Death was due to a heart attack and was entirely unexpected. Mrs. Montgomery was stricken while visiting in the home of her daughter, where she had gone from her home in Lucerne last Thursday.
Surviving are the daughter, a son, James [MONTGOMERY], near Lucerne, a brother Ed MARONEY, Logansport; three grandchildren.
The body is at the Montgomery residence in Lucerne where friends may call. It was taken there from the Harrison funeral home late Tuesday.
Mrs. Montgomery was an active member of St. Elizabeth Catholic church in Lucerne. Funeral services will be there at 9 o'clock Friday, with Rev. Father BREITENBACH officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery at Grass Creek.

Thursday, March 14, 1940

Phoecian (Dusty) RHODES, aged 46, who had many friends in Rochester, died at his home in South Bend Thursday morning from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered March 7.
Mr. Rhodes was well known in Rochester and at one time resided in this city when he operated a filling station. He was reared at Culver where he was a member of the high school basketball team for four years. He also starred in other sports.
The deceased was a member of many independent basketball and baseball teams at South Bend. He also officiated in northern Indiana high school football, baseball and basketball games.
Mr. Rhodes was employed by the Studebaker Company at South Bend for a number of years. Later he was named northern Indiana manager of the Royal Typewriter Company and was a field representative for the South Bend Business college.
One year ago he was stricken with heart trouble and about one month ago was able to leave his home. He visited friends in Rochester, February 29.
Mr. Rhodes was a member of the Masonic lodge at Culver. He is survived by his wife who was Helen SPEYERS of Culver, son Bud [RHODES], 15, and daughter, Jane [RHODES], 17.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Friday, March 15, 1940

Funeral services for the late Phoecian (Dusty) RHODES who died at his home, 720 VanBuren street, South Bend yesterday morning will be held from the Westminster church on North Scott street in South Bend at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in South Bend. Mr. Rhodes at one time was a resident of Rochester when he was the local representative for an oil company. At the time of his death he was the northern Indiana district manager for the Royal Typewriter Company. Mr. Rhodes was well known as a basketball official, and while living in Culver and South Bend starred in that sport.

Saturday, March 16, 1940

Dr. Floyd E. RADCLIFFE, 62, prominent physician of Bourbon died Friday morning from a heart attack which he suffered three days previously. Dr. Radcliffe had practiced medicine in Bourbon for 30 years and was a member of the Methodist church. He is survived by his wife.

Monday, March 18, 1940

Robert Thomas McELHENY, one year and three days old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. McELHENY of Lafayette, died of a throat infection in the St. Elizabeth's hospital in Lafayette at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, after an illness of a few days.
Mrs. McElheny is the former Miss Maleta PASCHALL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John PASCHALL of this city.
Survivors other than the parents are a brother, Dick [McELHENY], aged 3; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paschall, and the patrnal grandmother, Mrs. Frank McELHENY of Peru; aunt, Mrs. Manford NEWELL and three cousins, Barbara [NEWELL], Dick [NEWELL] and Nancy NEWELL, of this city.
The body was moved to the Hammond Jackson funeral home in Peru Saturday. The last rites were held at 2:30 Monday afternoon from the First Presbyterian church in Peru with Rev. Paul CHALFANT officiating. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru.

Mrs. T. P. COOK has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. George MYERS of Walton, Ind. Mrs. Myers died Saturday evening, March 16th, and the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2:00 o'clock, at the Onward Christian church, Onward, Ind.

Lucerne, Ind., March 18. -- William H. KUHN, 77, local resident, passed away at 4:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his daughter Mrs. Catherine WIDMAN of Pierceton, where he had gone several weeks ago for a visit.
Born on Feb. 17, 1863 in Pulaski county, he was a member of St. Elizabeth's church here.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Celia DONNELLY of Lucerne; Mrs. Nora WEAVER of Pulaski; and Josephine KUHN of Fort Wayne; three sons, Roy KUHN of Logansport; Mathias [KUHN] of Rock Island, Ill.; and Andrew [KUHN] of Grass Creek; two brothers, John KUHN of Logansport; and Robert KUHN of Danville, Ky.; and 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth's church in Lucerne. Burial is to be made in St. Ann's cemetery at Grass Creek. The body will remain at the Harrison Funeral home until the time of the services.

Tuesday, March 19, 1940

Culver, Ind., March 19. -- Funeral rites for Levi FRIES, 85, retired farmer, who died at Hibbard, near Culver, Saturday, were held at 1:15 o'clock this afternoon at Hibbard church with Rev. Forest MEYERS in charge. Burial will be made in the Bowman cemetery at South Bend.
Born in St. Joseph county Mr. Fries had resided near Hibbard forty years. Surviving are the widow, Elmira [FRIES], a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude TUSSING of California, two sons, Irvin [FRIES] of Mishawaka and Louis [FRIES] of South Bend, two step-daughters, Mrs. Jane BURNS of North Dakota and Mrs. Hattie LeBLANE of South Bend, four step-sons, Alton [URIPLETT - TRIPLET ?], Charles [URIPLETT - TRIPLET ?], Frank [URIPLETT - TRIPLET ?]] and Benjamin URIPLETT - [TRIPLET ?], two sisters, nineteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, March 20, 1940

Bert CRAIG has received word of the death of his brother-in-law, P. B. PLYLEY, which occurred at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., on February 20.

Mrs. Belle [ALEXANDER] THALMAN COLLINS passed away at her home 903 Madison street, this city, at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Collins suffered a severe heart attack early Monday morning and gradually grew weaker until the end. Mrs. Collins, who had resided in Fulton county throughout her entire life had a host of friends in this community.
Susanna Belle [ALEXANDER], daughter of Isaac Harrison and Rebecca Ann ALEXANDER, was born February 27th, 1862, on what is known as the "BROCKY" farm near Talma. When a young girl she moved to Rochester with her parents, where she grew to womanhood. On January 1st, 1878 she was united in marriage with Anton THALMAN. To this union three children were born, they being Harry THALMAN, Mrs. Arthur WILE and Mrs. Harry NORRIS, all of Rochester.
Mr. Thalman was engaged in the general merchandising business in Rochester for many years. Mrs. Thalman was associated with her husband in this business and will be remembered by many people who met her in their store. Mr. Thalman preceded her in death on December 8th, 1908. Late in life, Mrs. Thalman was married to A. E. COLLINS. Many years ago, Mrs. Collins affiliated with the First Baptist church of this city.
Besides the husband and her three children, Mrs. Collins leaves a granddaughter, Mrs. J. Murray McCARTY, of this city; three great-grandchildren, Ward [McCARTY] and John McCARTY, and Susie LANDGRAVE, of Peru; two nieces, Mrs. Gladys GORDON BURN, and Mrs. Ada SHERBONDY, of Rochester, and a nephew, Harry SOUTHARD, of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the Collins home. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, of the Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, March 21, 1940

Mrs. Mary Ellen HOOVER, 77, lifelong resident of Henry township passed away Wednesday afternoon 4:45 o'clock at the home of her son Ray O. HOOVER, on state road 29, southeast of New Bethel. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Hoover suffered a stroke of paralysis at her home in Akron, on December 3rd at which time she was removed to the home of her son.
Mrs. Hoover was born December 4th, 1862 on a farm in the Omega neighborhood, southwest of Akron. She was the daughter of Alexander M. K. and Minerva HULING. In 1880 she was united in marriage with Charles F. HOOVER. Mr. Hoover preceded her in death 21 years ago. The deceased was a member of the Christian church and the Rebecca lodge of Akron.
She is survived by her son and a grandson, Charles W. HOOVER, of Madison, Wis.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at ten o'clock at the Moyer chapel in Akron. The Rev. Mr. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Charles L. ANDERSON, aged 60, a former resident of the Leiters Ford neighborhood died at his home, 1212 East Donald street, South Bend, at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to a heart ailment and followed an illness of four months.
Following are excerpts from an obituary on Mr. Anderson which was carried in a South Bend newspaper yesterday:
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie SHADEL ANDERSON, whom he married in 1914 in Leiters Ford, Ind.; a daughter, Marjorie L. ANDERSON, and a son, Robert H. ANDERSON, both of South Bend; a brother, Max ANDERSON, Leiters Ford, and two sisters, Miss Ida ANDERSON, of Rochester, and Mrs. Arthur WOOLINGTON Leiters Ford.
Friends may call at the residence until 11 a.m. Saturday and then in the L. W. McGann funeral home until the funeral there at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Rev. J. A. HOLMES, D.D. pastor of First Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial park.
Mr. Anderson was born January 28, 1880, in Leiters Ford, and came here 23 years ago from Delong, Ind. He was employed by the American District Telegraph company. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Independent Order of Foresters.

Funeral services for George STROTHERS who died in a hospital at Logansport this morning will be held from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 3 p.m. Friday. Rev. R. W. KNIGHT will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery. The deceased was a native of Jasonville. He is survived by three daughters one of these Mrs. Earl ZEHNER of Argos.

Friday, March 22, 1940

Denver, Ind., March 22 -- Mrs. Alta Mary STOCKDALE, 61, passed away at 12:40 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Glen Thoennes of this city, following an illness of several weeks.
Born in Tipton on July 18, 1878, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. ADAIR. Her husband preceded her in death 14 years ago. Mrs. Stockdale was a member of the Sand Bank Christian church, and resided in this city for the past 25 years.
Surviving besides the daughter, Mrs. Glen THOENNES, are a daughter, Mrs. Garland CUNNINGHAM, Denver; three sons, Fred [STOCKDALE] of Kokomo; James [STOCKDALE] of Mexico; and Elvie [STOCKDALE] of South Bend; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Thoennes. Burial is to be made in the Tipton cemetery. The body is at the Kline funeral home in this city.

Mrs. May DRAKE, 56, of Argos, passed away Thursday evening at the home of her son, Donald DRAKE, of Indianapolis, where she was visiting since last Sunday. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mrs. Drake had been in ill health for the past two years.
May [READER], daughter of Lorenan and Lottie READER, was born May 20th, 1883, at Miami, Ind. She had resided in Argos for a long number of years. Her husband, James DRAKE, preceded her in death on November 3rd, 1939. The deceased was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Velma McCORMICK, and the son, Donald, both of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at the Argos Methodist church Sunday afternoon, three o'clock. Rev. R. W. KNIGHT will officiate. Interment will be made in the New Oak Hills cemetery at Plymouth.
The body which was brought to the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos from Indianapolis, will be removed to the Drake home, 404 W. South Street, Argos, Friday evening, where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites.

Monday, March 25, 1940

Dr. M. O. KING received word Sunday of the death of his nephew, Garland K. CLYMER, aged 48, of 3710 South Webster street, Fort Wayne, an auto salesman, who was killed in an accident south of Fort Wayne on Road 27 Saturday evening.
The auto turned over several times and Mr. Clymer suffered a broken neck and fractured skull. The accident was not discovered immediately. It is thought Mr. Clymer either fell asleep at the wheel or lost control of the machine on an S-curve where the accident occurred.
Mr. Clymer for a number of years was in the insurance and real estate business in Fort Wayne. He was reared on a farm in Newcastle township and attended Wabash college, where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ruth CLYMER, five children, Mrs. Frances ENSLEY of Chicago; Robert [CLYMER], Joseph [CLYMER] John [CLYMER] and Miss Marilyn CLYMER, all of Fort Wayne, the mother, Mrs. Frances CLYMER of Hollywood, Cal.; a brother, John H. CLYMER of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Klaehr & Sons funeral home in Fort Wayne, with Rev. Eric L. A. HILL officiating and interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial cemetery. The remains may be viewed at the funeral home after noon today.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Rochester Church of God for Mrs. Zimri VANATTA, aged 61, who died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Chizum in Knox.
The services were in charge of Rev. Claude PERLEY of Fulton assisted by Rev. John CALL pastor of the Rochester Church of God. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mrs. Vanatta was visiting in the home of her daughter when she died. She had been in ill health for several years due to complications. She was a life resident of Fulton county and was born May 30, 1878. She had lived on farms in various parts of the county for many years.
She is survived by her husband. The other survivors are: daughter, Mrs. Marjorie CHIZUM, Knox; one son, Lofta B. [VANATTA], here; three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Nora KENT and Mrs. Mabel REED of Fulton; Mrs. Pearl MILLER, Terre Haute; seven brothers, Edward DOWD, Metea; William [DOWD], Milford, Ill; Harvey [DOWD], Butler; Bert [DOWD] and Oram [DOWD], South Bend; Dr. C. A. DOWD, Fulton; Archie [DOWD], Monticello; and one foster son, Dale [VANATTA], Knox.

Lovel B. (Dub) McINTYRE, 46, World War veteran, of this city, passed away Sunday 12:30 a.m. at the U. S. Veterans' hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. He was taken to the veterans' hospital November 1st, 1939 suffering from heart trouble. Mr. McIntyre had been in ill health for the past two years. With the exception of the years spent in the World War, the deceased had resided in Rochester throughout his entire life, where he had a host of friends.
Lovel B., son of Daniel H. and Effie (RICHARDSON) McINTYRE was born in Rochester, on April 9, 1893. On April 17th, 1918, he was united in marriage with Maude MASTERSON of this city, in a ceremony solemnized at Indianapolis, Ind.

Mr. McIntyre was the third drawn in the Fulton county draft in September of 1917 and received his military training at Camp Taylor. He was a member of Company A, 316 Machine Gun Battalion and served overseas in the Army of Occupation. He was discharged from service on June 30th, 1919 at Camp Taylor.
For a number of years Mr. McIntyre was in the cement contracting business and in later years was employed as a plumber.
The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Maude McINTYRE, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. H. Gordon MILLER, of Rochester and Millicent McINTYRE of New York City; two brothers, Jesse [McINTYRE], of Rochester, and Ernest [McINTYRE], of LaHabra, Calif., and two nephews, Jack MILLER and Leer BAILEY, both of Rochester, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning 11 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Glenn McGEE, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Mausoleum. The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the hour of the funeral where friends may call.

Harry W. WILSON, aged 61, for many years prominent in church, lodge and civic circles in Rochester, died at his home, 314 West Fifth street at 4 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of two years following an operation. He had been seriously ill for the past four months during a greater portion of which time he was bedfast.
The deceased was born at Kentland, November 1, 1878, the son of James and Margaret (ANDERSON) WILSON. He was educated in the schools of Kentland and attended Rochester Normal University and later graduated from Indiana University School of Pharmacy. In a ceremony performed in this city, August 26, 1903, he was married to Artella SHORE who died October 18, 1939.
Mr. Wilson has been a resident of Rochester for 35 years moving here from Kentland. During his residence in Rochester he was associated with his brother-in-law, Earl SHORE, in the operation of a grocery, drug and general store at 506-508 North Main street.
Mr. Wilson was widely known in Fulton county through his business and political activities. He was chairman of the Fulton County Republican Central Committee for several years and served for 12 years as a member of the Rochester City School Board.
Mr. Wilson was best known through his church and lodge work. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian church of Rochester serving as an elder and as clerk of the session of the local church since 1903. He was the teacher of the Men's Bible Class at the time of his death and at various times was superintendent of the Sunday school.
Mr. Wilson had served as secretary of Rochester Masonic Lodge continuously for the past twenty years. He in the past had been secretary of the Rochester Loyal Arch Chapter. He was also a member of the Rochester Odd Fellows lodge and the Knight Templar's lodge at Plymouth.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Margaret SADOWSKY, Miss Marjorie WILSON and Miss Dorothy WILSON all of this city; two grandsons, Maurice SADOWSKY, Jr. and Wilson SADOWSKY; two sisters Miss Mary WILSON and Miss Lida WILSON, four brothers Stewart [WILSON], Frank [WILSON] and W. Carroll WILSON all of Kentland and Donald WILSON of Canada.
The funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Glenn McGEE pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery. The Masonic lodge will be in charge.
The body will be taken to the Wilson residence at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where it will remain until 1 p.m. Wednesday when it will be moved to the First Presbyterian church where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites.

William E. BLACKBURN, aged 71, life resident of Fulton county died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Ringle, 212 West Third street, at 10:15 o'clock Saturday evening after an illness of three years due to heart trouble and complications. He has been in a semi-conscious condition for several days prior to his death.
The deceased was born on a farm three miles southeast of Rochester December 23, 1868 the son of Isaac and Susan (ALSPACH) BLACKBURN. He has lived in the Rochester community all of his life except for several years which were spent on a farm in Liberty township. In a ceremony performed September 1, 1881 at the home of William DOWNS south of Rochester he was married to Almeda DOWNS.
Mr. Blackburn had followed the occupation of farming during his entire lifetime. He was active in Republican party circles and served as superintendent of the Fulton County Infirmary from 1930 to 1934. Mr. Blackburn was a member of Rochester Odd Fellows Lodge and of Mt. Horeb Encampment.
Survivors are the wife and two daughters Miss Lucy BLACKBURN and Mrs. Anna RINGLE both at home, a son Elzie BLACKBURN of Rochester, a brother Henry BLACKBURN also of Rochester and seven grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Ringle residence at 212 West Third street with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mt. Zion.
Friends may view the remains at the Ringle residence prior to funeral.

Tuesday, March 26, 1940

Winamac, Ind., March 26. -- Mrs. Nellie HOESEL, 64, well known local resident, died Monday at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis where she had been a patient three and one-half weeks.
Mrs. Hoesel was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George SMITH and was born near Kewanna on November 10, 1875. Her husband, Charles [HOESEL], died fourteen years ago.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. John UNDERWOOD and Mrs. Hugh BAKER, both of Winamac; Mrs. Ralph JENTZ, Cadiz, Ind.; Mrs. Delbert ENRIGHT, Indianapolis; Mrs Joseph HUDDLESON, Lexington, Ky.; and Mrs. Nicholas LUTZ, Ashland, Ky.; four sons, Alpha [HOESEL], Grass Creek; Hubert [HOESEL] and George [HOESEL], both of Star City; Charles [HOESEL], at home; and twelve grandchildren.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and was active in both church and club work.
The fry and Lange funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Word of the death of John Henry HIGGINS (colored) was received this morning from Lexington, Ky., where the deceased had made his home since leaving Rochester several months ago. Death which came at 9:30 Monday evening, was due to a heart ailment following a year's illness.
He was born near Lexington 59 years ago. At the age of 10 he began service with the late Frank STURGIS, Sr., who held a large tract of land in the Blue Grass region, near Lexington.
About 40 years ago, when Mr. Sturgis acquired the Kentucky Stock Farm, north of Rochester, Higgins came here to assist the late L. M. HAYNER.
With the exception of the past few months, when health prohibited, Higgins has been a resident of Fulton county since the turn of the century.
In this vicinity, he held the confidence and esteem of all who knew him; his friends here were legion.
Funeral services will be held in Lexington on Thursday. Burial will be there.

Taps were sounded today by the "Great Bugler" for William S. GRAY, aged 98, last veteran of the Civil War in Liberty township, who died at his home on South Main street in Fulton at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of one year due to senility.
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The deceased was born January 23, 1842 at Osgood, Ind., in Ripley county. His parents were Henry L. and Elizabeth GRAY. He moved to Fulton to reside 29 years ago from Fowler. Prior to that time he had lived in Union City, Mich. for several years.
In a ceremony performed May 30, 1867 at Osgood he was married to Sarah J. GRIFFITH who preceded him in death several years ago. During his lifetime he was both a farmer and a lumberman. Mr. Gray was a member of the Masonic lodge at Fulton and the Odd Fellows lodge at Osgood.
Mr. Gray enlisted in the Civil War in Ripley county August 15, 1862. When he was honorably discharged, February 2, 1865 at Memphis, Tenn., he was a sergeant of Company F, 83rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He took part in a number of the important battles of the Civil war and marched with Gen. Sherman to the sea.
Two of the battles he took part in were Chickamauga and the siege and fall of Atlanta. At the battle of Chickamauga, Mr. Gray was wounded and was confined in the Overton hospital in Nashville, Tenn., for ten weeks before he could return to his regiment.
Mr. Gray until two years ago was wonderfully preserved for a man his age. He was able to drive his car and could read without the aid of glasses. An illness at that time sapped his strength.
Mr. Gray's family held a birthday dinner in his honor last January 23 at which time he expressed the hope that he could live for two more years so as he said, "I will become of age when I reach the century mark."
Mr. Gray is survived by four sons, Ancil GRAY of Fulton; William GRAY, Rochester; George GRAY, Union City, Mich.; and Everett GRAY, of Seattle, Wash.; five daughters, Mrs. Leota NORDLOH, of Fulton; Mrs. Nettie DOLBEE, and Mrs. Elizabeth GRAY, of Union City, Mich.; Mrs. Edith DOLBEE, Battle Creek, Mich.; and Miss Mary GARY, at home; 21 grandchildren, one of them, Mrs. Kline REED, of this city, and 18 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Ollie RENTSCHLER of Fulton, died in 1935.
The funeral services will be held from the Gray home in Fulton at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. assisted by Rev. J. W. MILLER. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.
The body will be taken to the Gray home Wednesday morning where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites.

Wednesday, March 27, 1940

Mrs. Etta May GOOD, laged 71, died at her home on North Ohio street at 10:55 o'clock Tuesday night after an illness of one week due to pneumonia.
She was a life resident of Fulton county and was born at Tiosa, October 12, 1868. Her parents were John and Mary MECHLING.
Mrs. Good had been a resident of Rochester for 22 years, moving here from Tiosa. She was married to the late Frank GOOD in a ceremony performed in Tiosa in January 1888.
Survivors are two sons, Vernie GOOD, at home, and Otto GOOD, of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Claude HAY, South Bend; two grandchildren; half-sister, Mrs. Barney PERSCHBACHER of Rochester and half-brother, Claude EMMERSON of Plymouth.
The last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Foster funeral home with Rev. John CALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Lutheran cemetery near Tiosa.

Mrs. Maude L. LOWE, widow of the late Peter W. LOWE, died at her farm home three miles south of Rochester on State Road 25 at 4:15 o'clock Wednesday morning. She had been in poor health for two years and seriously ill for three months.
It is a coincidence that Mrs. Lowe's passing came on the same day as that of her husband's, eight years ago.
Lily Maude [DOWNS], daughter of William and Susan (BROWN) DOWNS was born January 30, 1867 at the Downs home one mile south of Rochester. She was the eldest of a family of five children.
She was married on October 19, 1893 to Peter W. LOWE in a ceremony performed at the William Downs home. She lived her entire life in Fulton county. Mrs Lowe was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist church which now is a part of the First Baptist church of Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carl NEWCOMB and Mrs. Harry ROSENBURY, both of Rochester; four grandchildren, Joanna [NEWCOMB] and Marcia NEWCOMB, Richard LOWE and Robert Rankin ROSENBURY; a sister, Mrs. William BLACKBURN and two brothers, James M. DOWNS and Kenneth DOWNS, all of Rochester. A brother, John DOWNS, preceded in death five years ago.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

John L. THOMPSON, aged 77, farmer living 10 miles southwest of Argos, died in the Kelly hospital in Argos at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday after an illness of three days due to pneumonia.
The deceased was a life resident of Marshall county and was born on a farm near Culver, October 30, 1862. His parents were William and Christina (LOWE) THOMPSON.
Mr. Thompson had followed the occupation of farming during his entire lifetime. He was married October 1, 1890 to Clara GRIGGS, who did in 1918.
Survivors are a son, William THOMPSON, [II], who resides on a farm seven miles southwest of Argos, and a daughter, Mrs. Guy KIEPER of Culver.
The last rites will be held from the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. R. W. KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be made in the Jordan cemetery near Argos.
The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home until the hour of the last rites where friends may call.

Thursday, March 28, 1940

Mrs. Joe EWING received a telegram this morning informing her of the death of her brother, Francis J. DOYLE, age 30, of Rome, N.Y. Mr. Doyle is survived by his wife and also by his mother, Mrs. Willard BOGGESS of Rome. Mr. Doyle formerly lived in Rochester and has a great number of friends here.

Mrs. Cora B. SMITH, of Tippecanoe, passed away Wednesday morning at the Kelly hospital in Argos. Death was attributed to complications. She was taken to the hospital last Thursday.
Mrs. Smith was born May 1st, 1871 at Tippecanoe, Ind., and resided in that community throughout her entire life. She was the daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth COOPER. In June of 1896 she was united in Marriage with Orval SMITH.
Surviving are her husband; two brothers, John COOPER of Tippecanoe; P. A. COOPER, of Hammond and a sister, Mrs. W. B. KRING, of Tippecanoe.
Funeral rites will be held at the Smith residence Saturday afternoon, 2 o'clock. Rev. BURGUSS will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Summit Chapel cemetery, near Tippecanoe. The family has requested friends to omit flowers.

Ferd HEILBRUN, one of the city's pioneer businessmen, passed away Wednesday evening, 11:30 o'clock at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months duration. For the past six weeks Mr. Heilbrun's condition had been regarded as extremely grave. The deceased, who was a resident of Rochester for over 70 years, had a host of friends throughout Fulton county.
Ferd, son of Levi and Yetta HEILBRUN, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 15th, 1862, and when but six years of age moved with his parents to Rochester. At that time there were no railways through Rochester and the trip from Argos was made by stage coach.
The elder Heilbruns built the store building now occupied by the BERKHEISER grocery, where Ferd assisted his parents in the operation of a general merchandising store for many years. Since 1918, Mr. Heilbrun has been associated with the LEVI Dry Goods store of this city. He also had business interests in the mercantile field in Osage City, Kansas and Chicago. Mr. Heilbrun was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias lodge of this city.
The survivors are: two sisters, Mrs. Bertha LEVI, of this city; Mrs. Belle RICH, of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Joe [HEILBRUN] and Sam HEILBRUN, of Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Ben HEILBRUN, of Osage City, Kans., preceded him in death several years ago.
Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Bertha Levi, 1017 Pontiac street, Friday afternoon, one o'clock. Rabbi Charles SCHULMAN, of South Bend, will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the LaPorte, Ind., cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Levi home, where friends may call up until the hour of the funeral.

Peru, Ind., March 28. -- Mrs. Emma Jane MUSSELMAN, 73, wife of John D. MUSSELMAN, died at her home one and a half miles north of Chili, Wednesday after an illness of four days.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Ann WHISTLER, the deceased was bon in Richland township on Feb. 6, 1867. She was married to Mr. Musselman on Nov. 29, 1883. She was a member of the Chili Methodist church and charter member of the Ladies of Maccabees.
Surviving are the husband and three daughters, Edith [MUSSELMAN], at home; Mrs. Ida EARLY, Chili; and Mrs. Eura LOWE, Peru; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nora PALMER, Macy; Mrs. Della BRUNSON, South Bend; and a brother, Samuel [WHISTLER], South Bend.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Chili Methodist church. Burial will be made in the cemetery there.

The body was returned to the resicence from the Kline funeral home Wednesday evening.

The funeral services for Harry W. WILSON which were held here yesterday from the First Presbyterian church were largely attended. The floral tributes were many and very beautiful.
Rev. Glenn McGEE pastor of the church officiated, assisted by Rev. S. A. STEWART of LaPorte, a former pastor of the church who was a personal friend of the deceased.
The Rochester Masonic lodge, of which organization Mr. Wilson had been the secretary for twenty years, had charge of the services at the graveside. It was the largest Masonic funeral held in Rochester in many years.
Mr. Wilson for 35 years was engaged in the mercantile business in this city with his brother-in-law, Earl SHORE. Mr. Wilson died here early Monday morning after a long illness.

Thomas Jefferson SPONSLER, 89, died at his home in Argos, 311 Apple street, at 11:30 o'clock, March 28, after an illness of four days. He was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, July 7, 1850, and in December 1902, was married to Louisa MATTHEWS.
Mr. Sponsler, a former resident of Plymouth, had been a painter and decorator. He had resided in Argos the past 28 years, where he was a member of the Christian church.
Besides the widow, two nieces and two nephews survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday at the home in Argos with the Christian church minister in charge. The body will be brought to Plymouth for burial in the New Oak Hill cemetery. Removed to the Danielson funeral home in Plymouth, the body was returned to the Sponsler home in Argos this afternoon where friends may call.

Friday, March 29, 1940

Mrs. Anna M. SHERRARD, passed away Thursday evening 11:10 o'clock at her home near Twelve Mile, Ind. Death resulted from complications. Mrs. Sherrard had been in a critical condition for the past eight weeks. She had been a resident of the Twelve Mile community for over 40 years and her death occurred at the homestead site of her parents, Adam and Louisa DAMM.
Mrs. Sherrard was born November 13th, 1861 on the same farm where she passed away. On December 25th, 1884, she was united in marriage with Isaac SHERRARD. Rev. BARNHART of Twelve Mile pronounced the ceremony which was solemnized at the home of her parents. Mr. Sherrard died Feb. 26, 1935. The deceased was a lifelong member of the Corinth Brethren church of Twelve Mile.
The following children survive: Mrs. Elizabeth KNEPP, of Peru; Mrs. Clara BOOKWALTER, of near Logansport; Mrs. Bertha JULIAN, of Walton, Ind.; Mrs. Vernon SCOTT, of Tiosa; Mrs. Ethel LOUTHIAN, of Twelve Mile; and Henry W. SHERRARD, of near Rochester. Two daughters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon two o'clock at the Corinth Brethren church, Twelve Mile. Rev. OVERHOLZER will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Corinth cemetery.

An infant son born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen REYONE, 430-1/2 North Main street, died at 10 o'clock Thursday evening. The child lived but 17 hours. Servivors are the parents and a brother, James Darwin [REYONE], at home. Short services were held this afternoon from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with interment in the Citizens cemetery.

Saturday, March 30, 1940

Preston M. PATCHETT, aged 74, farmer of near Winamac who formerly lived on a farm west of this city and near Kewanna died in a Logansport hospital Thursday night where he had been a patient for several months.
A postmortem was held yesterday after which the body was moved to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.
Survivors are the wife, Cora [PATCHETT]; four daughters, Mrs. Fern BEIGS of Macy; Mrs. Jewel CALSON and Lillian PATCHETT of New Haven, Conn.; Blanche WEINAND of Logansport.

Culver, Ind., March 30. -- Eli Vinson BOBLETT, commissary officer at the Culver Military Academy for 27 years, died at his home in Culver at 9:15 p.m. Thursday following a four month illness. He was 68 years old.
Mr. Boblett was born at Chillicothe, Ohio, March 18, 1872. He came to Culver 31 years ago. He is the oldest member of the Woodmen of the World of Columbus, a member of the Masonic lodge at Culver, member of Mizpah Temple of Ft. Wayne and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Ft. Wayne.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah Elizabeth BOBLETT; a son, Herbert Allen BOBLETT of Columbus, Ohio; and a grandson, Emile Vincent BOBLETT, also of Columbus.
At 1 p.m. Saturday, the Culver Lodge F. and A. M. had charge of services at the Boblett home and a Masonic funeral will be held Monday at 2 o'clock in Schoedinger funeral home at Columbus, in charge of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite 32 Degree Masons of Columbus. Burial will be in Columbus.

Monday, April 1, 1940

William TETZLAFF, prominent farmer and stock buyer of Fulton county for over 63 years, passed away at his farm home six miles south of Rochester Saturday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock. Death resulted from dropsy complicated by senility. He had been failing for the past three years but had been bed-fast only about two weeks.
Mr. Tetzlaff was born June 16, 1858 in Kirto Province of Brandenburg, Germany, the son of Christian and Wilhelmina (VOGE) TETZLAFF. He received his schooling in the old country and as a young man was engaged as a shepherd by a wealthy German Baron taking care of a thousand sheep in one flock. He also served two years in the German army.
In 1873, Mr. Tetzlaff immigrated to America and settled in Peru, Ind., where he worked in a lumber yard. On Oct. 1, 1876 he united in marriage with Wilhelmina FELDER. Mrs. Tetzlaff died in 1908. The deceased was a life-long member of the Lutheran church and has been a member of St. John's at Rochester since 1930.
He leaves to mourn his passing three children, Mrs. Frank GORDON of Rochester, Mrs. John KLINE of Rochester and Ed TETZLAFF of Whiting, Ind.; two step-sons, Louis FELDER of Rochester and John FELDER of San Mateo, Cal.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Amelia WEISE of Owensville, Mo.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. W. J. SCHROER, will be conducted from the Tetzlaff farm home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will take place in the Odd Fellows cemetery. If anyone wishes to establish a memorial wreath in his honor kindly call the Lutheran parsonage, 483-R.

Mrs. Bert [Delbert] [Dorothy L.] BUSENBURG, aged 58, died at her farm home near Mentone at 9 o'clock Monday morning. She had been an invalid for the past nine years.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born April 3, 1881. Her husband died three years ago.
Survivors are eight children: Everett [BUSENBURG] and Lois [BUSENBURG] at home; Mrs. Lena BLUE, Mentone; Ernest [BUSENBURG] who is a patient in the Irene Byron Sanitarium at Fort Wayne; Mrs. Paul PERKINS, South Bend; Esco BUSENBURG, Mrs. Henry KUNCE and Mrs. Virgil IGO all of Elkhart.
The last rites will be held from the Christian church at Talma of which organization Mrs. Busenburg was a member at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be at Talma.

Walter SIPE, aged 59, died at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou at 2:15 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of several months. Mr. Sipe had been a resident of Rochester for a number of years. He was a meat cutter and later operated WALT'S CHILI PARLOR at Lake Manitou for ten years. He is survived by his widow, three brothers and a sister. The funeral arrangements were incomplete at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Church of God for Mrs. Nelson PAULK, 45, nee Gladys BRYANT, who died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jane NIXON at 6:30 o'clock Saturday evening. Death was due to complications after an illness of several years the last five days of which Mrs. Paulk was in a serious condition.
The last rites were in charge of Rev. John CALL pastor of the Rochester Church of God of which organization the deceased was a member. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
She was born July 15, 1895 at Athens, the daughter of Thomas and Jany BRYANT. Her father preceded her in death. On June 15, 1920, she was married to Nelson PAULK, who survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Mary Lee [PAULK], one son, Kenneth [PAULK], both at home; four sisters, Mrs. Edith HAGAN and Mrs. Stella VanDIEN, here; Mrs. Marie PONTIUS, Nappanee; Mrs. Esther COX, Lake View, Ohio; three brothers, Glen [BRYANT], Oliver [BRYANT] and Ralph BRYANT, all of Rochester.

Karen Sue [RANDLE], four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy RANDLE, who reside on the Russell BRYANT farm seven miles northeast of Kewanna, died at 1 p.m. Sunday after a two-days' illness due to a streptococcic infection of the throat.
The child was just recovering from attacks of measles and whooping cough when the infection developed. Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, conducted an inquest.
The Randle family moved here from Cyclone, Ind., on March 1, 1940. The child was born in Cinton county June 15, 1935. A brother, Don [RANDLE], aged six, survives other than the parents.
The body has been moved to the Todd Chapel in Kewanna. A graveside service will be held at the Scotland cemetery near Cyclone at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Jess ADKINS and Zack TERRELL, co-owners of the COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS today received word of the death of Costica FLORESQUE who was billed as the "iron jawed man" who died in a hospital at Minneapolis yesterday from injuries suffered in a fall Thursday.
Mr. Floresque appeared with the Cole circus in 1937 and was well known to circus men at the winter quarters here. Following is a news story from Minneapolis concerning Floresque's death:
A trouper's death came Sunday to Costica FLORESQUE, aerialist billed as "the man with the iron jaw."
He died in a hospital from injuries received Thursday when he fell 69 feet at the Municipal auditorium after he had insisted that his act must go on despite a handicap.
Floresque's specialty was hanging by his teeth from a swing. Early in the week several of his teeth had to be extracted, but after two days' layoff, he returned to the show.
His weakened jaws failed to hold him. He missed a safety rope and fell.

Tuesday, April 2, 1940

Funeral services for Walter V. SIPE, aged 59, who died at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou at 2:15 o'clock Monday afternoon from a heart block will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home prior to the hour of the last rites.
Mr. Sipe was born in Union City, Ind., February 28, 1881. His parents were Thomas and Mahala (MANSFIELD) SIPE. He had lived in Rochester for thirty years moving here [from] Muncie.
When Mr. Sipe first came to Rochester he was employed as a meat cutter by the late Vine CURTIS. In the last few years he has operated a grocery and restaurant at Lake Manitou under the name of "WALT'S CHILI PARLOR."
In a ceremony performed in Marion, August 24, 1924, he was married to Caddie PENNELL. Mr. Sipe was a member of the Rochester Eagles Lodge.
Survivors are the wife at home, three brothers Roy V. SIPE and Raymond SIPE of Muncie and Ora SIPE of Washington, D.C., and a sister, Mrs. William MILLER of Muncie.

Scott HURST, aged 56, former resident of Macy, died suddenly at his farm home a half mile west of Mexico at 10 o'clock Monday evening from a heart attack. He had been under the care of a doctor for a heart ailment but his death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was widely known by farmers in Fulton and Miami counties through his office as secretary-treasurer of the Peru Production Credit Association, a federal farm aid agency.
Mr. Hurst was born on a farm near Macy and lived in Miami county all of his life where he followed the occupation of farming except for ten years, when he resided in South Dakota.
The deceased was the son of James and Romanie (HOOVER) HURST. His wife was Jennie SEE.
Survivors are the wife, three children, Richard HURST, Portland; Mrs. Helen RENDELL, Gary; and Miss Frances HURST of Lafayette; three brothers, Attorney Hurd HURST, of Peru, former judge of Miami county circuit court; Earl HURST, also of Peru, and Blaine HURST of Macy; four sisters, Mrs. E. T. FOWLER, Mrs. Ruth QUICK and Mrs. Thomas RICHARDSON, all of Macy, and Mrs. Esther HAYNES, of Indianapolis.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, April 3, 1940

A still born baby was born March 31 at the Cass county hospital in Logansport to Mr. and Mrs. Fred EASTERDAY of Marshtown. Short funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon in charge of Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR pastor of the Fulton Baptist church. Burial was made in the Fulton cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Scott HURST, former resident of Macy who died at his farm home west of Mexico Monday night will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. V. L. CLEAR pastor of the Peru Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mexico. The body has been returned to the Hurst residence.

Thursday, April 4, 1940

Mrs. Ellen BUCK, 23, of South Bend, passed away Wednesday morning in the Epworth hospital at South Bend. Death was attributed to heart trouble. Mrs. Buck had been a resident of South Bend for the past 12 years, moving to that city from her home in Tiosa.
Ellen [UMBAUGH], daughter of Arthur and Pearl UMBAUGH was born October 31, 1916, at Tiosa, Ind. Two years ago she was united in marriage with Ernest BUCK. Mrs. Buck was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran church of South Bend.
Surviving are her husband, a four-day-old baby, her parents of near Lakeville, Ind., and four brothers, John [UMBAUGH], Paul [UMBAUGH], Floyd [UMBAUGH] and Robert UMBAUGH, all of South Bend.
The body was taken to the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos and this afternoon was removed to the home of her parents, who reside west of Lakeville.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock at the Holy Trinity Lutheran church in South Bend. Rev. MILLER will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Sumpton Prairie cemetery, west of Lakeville.

The once long line of blue of McClung Post G.A.R. of Rochester which at one time numbered 297 Civil war veterans was reduced to a single member at 10 o'clock this morning when Rev. Harris E. BUTLER, aged 92, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. B. GREEN, 712 Pontiac street. Death followed a long illness.
The lone remaining member of McClung Post is John SHELTON, aged 93, who will be unable to attend the last rites for Comrade Butler as he has been confined to his bed for the past two years due to infirmities of old age.
Rev. Butler is the third Civil war veteran who has died in Fulton county in the past few months. The others were George W. BROOKS, aged 99, who died at his farm home near Disko and William H. GRAY, aged 98, who passed away at his home in Fulton last week.
Rev. Butler's relatives are preparing an obituary which will appear in The News-Sentinel tomorrow. Rev. Butler was a retired United Brethren minister, his last charge being in 1917. He served in the St. Joseph Conference.
Funeral services probably will be held Monday April 8 to permit relatives from distant points to reach Rochester. Two sons, Russell [BUTLER] and Irvin [BUTLER], reside in Baltimore, Md.

Friday, April 5, 1940

Attorney Charles I. CLEMENS, aged 68, died in the Mercy hospital in Gary at 9 o'clock Thursday evening from a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered four hours before while visiting in the home of his son, Murrell Clemens, 2816 Floyd street, Gary.
Atty. Clemens who was better known by his host of friends here as "C.I." CLEMENS drove to Gary Thursday morning in his car to visit his four sons, all of whom reside in Gary. Atty. Clemens' death was entirely unexpected and came as a shock to his family and friends.
The deceased was born on a farm east of Rochester in the Athens community January 6, 1872. His parents were Jesse and Emaline CLEMENS. He received his education in the Fulton county schools and graduated from Rochester College and from Mt. Morris Academy at Mt. Morris, Ill., where he received his degree in law.
For a number of years after his graduation from Mt. Morris Academy the deceased taught in high schools in Indiana, among them the one at Athens which has since been consolidated with the school at Akron.
In 1907 Atty. Clemans was one of the first to see the possibilities of Gary as a great industrial center and he moved to that city where he practiced law. He was active in Republican party circles in Lake county and served as a judge in Gary for twelve years.
Seven years ago Atty. Clemens returned to Rochester and opened a law office at 728-1/2 Main street and has been actively engaged in the practice of law since that time.
The deceased was a member of the First Baptist church of Rochester, Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges and was an honorary member of the A. H. Skinner Post of Spanish-American War Veterans of Rochester. He also was a member of the Fulton county and Lake county bar associations and of the Indiana State Bar association.
Survivors are the wife, who was Clara BURNS of Rochester; four sons, Murrell [CLEMENS], Dean [CLEMENS], Kenneth [CLEMENS] and Robert [CLEMENS], all of Gary; a daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth CLEMENS of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Henry BECKER of Rochester and Mrs. L. L. ANDERSON of Argos and three grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the First Baptist church with the Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
The body will lie in state at the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments until the hour of the last rites where friends may call. The Clemens home is at 440 East Ninth street.

Mrs. Salem [D.] [Susannah MICKEY] BUSSERT, aged 83, a life resident of Fulton county died at her home, 530 North Madison street, at 2:40 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death followed an illness of six months the last three weeks of which Mrs. Bussert was in a serious condition.
The deceased was born on a farm in Newcastle township, January 4, 1857, and had lived at her present address for 37 years. Her parents were Hiram and Racheal (NICHOLS) MICKEY. She was married to Salem D. BUSSERT in Rochester on March 1, 1877. Mr. Bussert died six years ago. Mrs. Bussert was a member of the Methodist church and the Patriotic club of Rochester.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Roy HATFIELD, Mrs. Effie GRAEBER and Mrs. Harry LOUDERBACK, all of Rochester, brother Oliver MICKEY, South Bend, sister Mrs. Jacob FORE, Tippecanoe, two grandchildren, Mrs. William F. OSWALT, Fort Wayne and Miss Dorothy HATFIELD of Rochester and one great-grandson, Philip David OSWALT of Fort Wayne.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Rochester Methodist church with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the residence until 1 p.m. Saturday, when it will be moved to the Methodist church where it will lie in state until hour of the last rites.

Funeral services for the late Rev. Harris E. BUTLER, aged 92, Civil war veteran and retired United Brethren minister, will be held from the Rochester United Brethren church at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, April 8.
The services will be in charge of Rev. S. SIMON, pastor of the Rochester United Brethren church. The funeral address will be given by Rev. J. A. GROVES of Peru who now becomes the senior member of the St. Joseph U. B. Converence by the death of Rev. Butler. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
With the passing of Rev. Butler only one member of the McClung Post of G.A.R. remains. He is John E. SHELTON, aged 93, who has been bedfast for the past two years. Rev. Butler served as commander and chaplain of the McClung Post at various times and at the time post meetings were suspended ten years ago he was filling both offices.
Following is an obituary of Rev. Butler as it was written by his son-in-law, A. B. GREEN of this city:
I wish to express appreciation for the kindness and good will which has been so lavishly rendered by the people of this community toward my wife's father, Harris E. Butler, during his declining years while suffering with a tired mind. In war men are forced to kill each other in order that some one crowned with assumed authority may be hailed a conqueror, but true nobility comes from the unselfish Samaritan acts which far outweigh all else. Man was created to be his brother's keeper and to emulate the Golden Rule toward his fellow man.
Harris E. Butler was born March 15th, 1848, the son of Alfred Austin BUTLER and Malinda LONG BUTLER, in Dayton, Ohio. When quite young he came with his parents to Indiana and settled in Starke county. When but 15 years of age he felt the urge of his country's call and in 1863 enlisted in Company C of the 128th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, as a private soldier and was mustered out of the service as a Corporal April 10th, 1866. For 120 days he was with his regiment in the battle around Atlanta, Georgia. At the battle of Resacca he was knocked down by an exploding shell, but received no serious permanent effects. He also saw service in the battles of Pine Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, Chattahooche River and Peach-tree Creek.
After returning home from the service he learned the carpenter trade. On July 27th, 1868, he was united in marriage to Rebecca C. UNCAPHER. The marriage ceremony was performed in Plymouth, Indiana by Judge OSBORN. To this union six children were born. One daughter, Laura Z. BUTLER GREEN of this city and two sons, Russell H. [BUTLER] and Irvin E. [BUTLER], now of Baltimore, Maryland. Three sons, Palmer M. [BUTLER], Otis Wilburn [BUTLER] and Richard Madison [BUTLER], all died in infancy and are buried in the Oregon cemetery, near Grovertown, Indiana. His faithful wife, Rebecca, preceded him in death on July 19th, 1937. He leaves besides those mentioned above, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In 1879 he was converted and felt the call to enter the ministry. He preached his first sermon on his 30th birthday at Sligo, Indiana, his text being, "O Israel, Thou Hast Destroyed Thyself, Yet In Me Is Thy Help." His first ministry was in the Wesleyan Methodist church in 1880, but after four years service he took a transfer to the United Brethren church, which he served the remainder of his active ministry. His first work with the United Brethren church was what at that time was known as the Mill Creek Circuit which included Fulton. His first act was the purchase of the Old Methodist church at Fulton which had been abandoned, after remodeling same held his first protracted meeting there with marked success. The Fulton church became a station charge in 1888. The different charges he served were Deer Creek, Galveston, Dayton, Indiana, Albion, Warsaw Circuit, Fulton Station, Silver Lake, Pleasant, Frankfort, Rochester, Ossian, Twelve Mile and Deedsville, retiring from the active work in 1921.
During his ministry there were more than 1400 added to the church through his untiring efforts and assisted by his faithful wife. He was in reality a pioneer minister, acquainted with hardships. There were but little gravel roads during the time of his earlier ministry. Good roads in those eays were unknown.
It can be truly said of him he was a good man, an earnest worker and tried to follow the Golden Rule. He used to love to sing, "Going Home." We believe as his life's sun has dropped below the western horizon and as earth has receded Heaven has been won. "Home at Last." ----A. B. GREEN.

Saturday, April 6, 1940

Carl SORHAGE, aged 72, died at his home in Delong at 6:15 o'clock Friday evening from a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered Thursday morning.
The deceased was born in Petershagen, Germany in June, 1868. His parents were Henry and Christian SORHAGE. His wife who was Mary HEETER preceded him in death.
Mr. Sorhage was a cigar maker in Indianapolis for many years. The Tippecanoe river attracted him because he was an ardent fisherman and he moved to Delong to reside 30 years ago where he followed the occupation of a gardner.
Mr. Sorhage had spent the winter months in Indianapolis going there last Thanksgiving day and returning to Delong last week. His death was entirely unexpected as he had never been ill.
Two nieces, the Misses Irma [SORHAGE] and Chrisine SORHAGE of Indianapolis survive.
The last rites will be held from the Luckenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Commander H. J. HALSTEAD has requested members of the local Legion post to meet at the home Monday afternoon, 1:45 o'clock to attend the services of Rev. H. E. BUTLER. The Legion post will conduct their military ritual at the services, it was stated today.

Monday, April 8, 1940

Jesse L. BARNES passed away Friday afternoon at his residence 719 Stuart in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was born September 1, 1891 in Akron, Ind., where he resided until he moved to Kalamazoo 23 years ago. He served overseas during the world war.
Surviving are his wife, Minnie [BARNES], one daughter, Shirley Ruth [BARNES]; his father, Isaac [BARNES] of Rochester, Ind.; and three brothers and two sisters, Friendly [BARNES], of LaGrand, Ore.; Albert [BARNES] of Akron, Ind.; Harvey [BARNES] of Peru, Ind.; Mrs. Lucy DAINE, of Macy, Ind.; and Mrs. Cora MILLER of Kalamazoo, Mich.
Services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral home in Kalamazoo and at 2 o'clock from the Church of God in Akron, Ind. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and interment will take place at Nichols cemetery, Akron.

Mrs. Wilson BABER of Macy has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Jane LUNDEEN, who died Sunday afternoon in a hospital at Wabash. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis.

Peru, April 8. -- A mother, her 5-year-old son and an unborn baby delivered in a post-mortem Caesarian operation in an effort to save its life, were victims of an explosion and fire that destroyed their farm home near here Sunday.
Mrs. Chloie DILLMAN, 35 years old, wife of Roy DILLMAN, and Kenneth DILLMAN, 5, died in Duke's hospital Sunday p.m. Immediately after the death of the mother, the operation was performed to save the life of the unborn child, but physicians said the boy had died an hour before.
Cause of the explosion was undetermined. Gwynneth [DILLMAN], 17, a daughter, and her small brother, Wayne [DILLMAN], were in the kitchen and heard a noise and then, she said, her mother and Kenneth rushed from the living room, their clothing afire. Gwynneth grabbed rugs, heavy clothing and some sacks from the back porch and succeeded in wrapping the two, extinguishing the flames.
Despite efforts of neighbors and fire apparatus from Peru the house was destroyed.
Mr. Dillman was in Wabash, where he is employed, and three other sons of the couple were not at home.
Mrs. Chloie Dillman was reared on a farm near Macy and was well known in that community. She had lived near Peru for several years.
Her mother, Mrs. Tillie ALSPACH, lives in Macy and she also has a brother, Silas ALSPACH, who resides near Macy as does a sister Mrs. Nora MATSON who lives on a farm two and a half miles north of Macy.

Many persons paid tribute Sunday afternoon to the late Attorney Charles I. CLEMENS whose funeral was held from the First Baptist church with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. A large number of persons from Gary attended the last rites. Atty. Clemens practiced law at Gary for a number of years. The members of the Fulton County Bar association attended in a body.

Monterey, April 8. -- Simon Peter LAHMAN, 79, died Saturday at his home, three miles southwest of here, after an illness of three months.
Born in Cass county, near Logansport, he moved with his parents when he was a small child, to a farm near Monterey, and with the exception of a year in Kansas, resided all of his life in this community. He was a member of the Reformed church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth BRODBECK, South Bend; two sons, Clifford [LAHMAN], at home; and Oscar [LAHMAN], of Winamac; a sister, Mrs. Emma SCHATT, Preston, Ia.; a brother, Oscar B. [LAHMAN], of Rensselaer; and ten grandchildren. The deceased was an uncle of Otis [HARTER] and Trella HARTER, of Rochester.
Funeral rites will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Monterey Methodist church, Rev. WALTON in charge. Burial will be made in the Monterey Protestant cemetery.
Friends may call at the residence.

Mr. Herman PESCHKA, brother of Mrs. G. J. Long, wife of Rev. G. J. LONG, pastor of Trinity Evangelical church, of Rochester, died in Epworth hospital in South Bend, on Saturday evening, after an illness of several months.
Mr. Peschka was quite well known in Rochester, he being a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, and on numerous occasions had visited the local lodge.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. G. J. LONG of Rochester, and Mrs. Daniel PHILLIPS of Long Lake, Mich.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the First United Brethren church of South Bend, and burial will take place at South Bend.

Peru, April 8. -- Jud K. McCARTHY, 60, principal owner of package liquor stores in Peru, Wabash and Decatur, and former operator of haberdasheries in Peru and Indianapolis, died of heart disease at his home in Ft. Wayne Saturday morning. He had been in ill health for a year but death occurred suddenly and unexpectedly.
The body will be brought to Peru at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon and taken to the Costin-Bond funeral home on West Main street. Funeral services will be conducted in St. Charles Catholic church here at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. The Rev. Father Paul A. WELSH will officiate and interment will be in Catholic cemetery here.
Born in Peru, Feb. 22, 1880, the deceased was a son of the late John and Bridget McCARTHY. He had spent the greater portion of his life in Peru, but moved to Indianapolis a number of years ago after opening three men's wearing apparel shops there. Later he moved to Fort Wayne. For many years he spent the summers in his cottage on the east side of Lake Manitou.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lucy McCARTHY, and a daughter, Miss Mary Jane McCARTHY, both of Fort Wayne. Surviving also are two sisters, Miss Anna McCARTHY and Miss Mary Jane McCARTHY, both of Peru, and a brother-in-law, Fred SENGER, Sr., prominent Peru merchant.
The deceased formerly was a member of St. Charles Catholic church here, but had transferred his affiliation to St. Patrick's church in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the local lodge of Knights of Columbus and the Elks.

Mrs. Frank FLORY, 49, died Saturday morning at 2 o'clock at her home, one mile northeast of Tippecanoe. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage and followed an illness of four days. Mrs. Flory suffered the stroke while attending a meeting of the Tippecanoe Progress club, Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Harvey ELLIOTT, west of Tippecanoe.
Mrs. Flory had appeared on the program, presenting a piano solo, and later accompanied Mrs. Walter JACKSON who gave a vocal solo. Shortly thereafter she became unconscious from the cerebral hemorrhage, which paralyzed her left arm and leg.
The deceased was born east of Tippecanoe, April 26, 1890, the daughter of Harry and Margaret BROSIUS. She had spent her entire life in that vicinity.
Surviving relatives include the husband, Frank [FLORY]; the following children, Frank [FLORY], Jr., Arnold [FLORY] and Marion [FLORY], all of Tippecanoe; Mrs. Elsie COLEMAN, Mishawaka, Mrs. Robert COOPER, Sidney, Leo [FLORY] and Eldona [FLORY], at home; 6 grandchildren; the father, Harry BROSIUS, of southwest of Etna Green; and one stepsister, Mrs. Herman LEMLER, of Bourbon.
Funeral services in charge of the Reed funeral home, Mentone, were held at the Flory home, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Tuesday, April 9, 1940

The funeral services for the late Rev. Harris E. BUTLER, Civil war veteran, who died Thursday were held yesterday from the First United Brethren church. The last rites were largely attended with Rev. S. SIMON, pastor of the church officiating. The members of LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post were pallbearers and accorded Rev. Butler military honors at the graveside in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Wednesday, April 10, 1940

Attorney George DEAMER, Sr., aged 61, died today at 10:20 a.m. from a heart attack which he suffered while conversing with Attorney J. Van BROWN in the corridor of the court house near the north door of the county clerk's office.
After he was stricken Attorney Deamer fell into the arms of Attorney Brown. The sick man was carried into the county commissioner's office where a doctor was called. Before the doctor arrived Attorney Deamer succumbed. Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, held death was due to a heart attack.
Attorney Deamer a short time prior to the heart attack had been in the Fulton county circuit court room where he had Judge Robert MILLER make a number of entries in suits in which he was counsel. He then went to the office of Kline REED, county clerk, where he called Attorney Brown.
The two attorneys had made an appointment to meet in the corridor of the court house and had just exchanged greetings when Attorney Deamer became ill. The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and had operated a law, abstract and real estate office with his son, Attorney George DEAMER, Jr., at 110 East Eighth street. His residence was at 1315 Monroe street.
The family is preparing an obituary which will appear in the Thursday issue of The News-Sentinel. Surviving Attorney Deamer are his wife, son and three brothers.

Mrs. Jennie FALK, widow of the late Julius FALK of Peru, died in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis yesterday. Mr. Falk operated a clothing store in Peru for many years. Survivors are two sons and two daughters. Burial will be made at Peru probably Thursday.

James E. CATON, aged 46, farmer living south of Grass Creek on Road 17, died in the St. Joseph hospital at Logansport at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of but two weeks.
The deceased was born on a farm near Grass Creek, November 15, 1893, the son of Frank and Ann CATON. He lived on a farm in Wayne township all of his life except for the time that he served with the American army in the World war. He was married to Myrtle HARRISON seven years ago.
Survivors are the wife; two sisters, Mrs. Mae CAMPBELL, Pontiac, Mich.; Mrs. Cecilia M. GILLIE, Jackson, Mich.; four brothers, Maynard L. CATON, Logansport; Martin CATON and William CATON, Detroit; Howard CATON, Marion, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with Rev. HUBBART, pastor of the Grass Creek United Brethren church, officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Grass Creek.
The body will be at the funeral home at Kewanna where friends may call.

The nation's oldest set of twins was separated last night when Mrs. Rosella LEWELLEN, 85, died at her home in Mentone after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Lewellen and her sister, Mrs. Stella DILLIE of Akron, were the oldest set of twins in the United States and won that honor at the national convention of twins held last year at Ft. Wayne. Surviving are the husband, John [LEWELLEN], six children and the sister Mrs. Dillie.

Thursday, April 11, 1940

Joseph McINTYRE, aged 84, died at his farm home north of Athens at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening after an illness of four weeks due to complications.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born March 15, 1856. His parents were Jacob and Ann McINTYRE.
Mr. McIntyre was married February 18, 1885 to Mary PRILL who died in 1932. The deceased followed the occupation of farming throughout his lifetime.
Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Edith MADDUX with whom he lived near Athens; grandson Harold E. MADDUX; granddaughter, Betty Ann MADDUX; 3 brothers, William McINTYRE, Athens; Schuyler McINTYRE, South Bend and Elmer McINTYRE, Bourbon and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie WARREN of Mentone and Mrs. Nancy WARREN of Benton Harbor, Mich.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Church of God in Athens with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Several members of the Leroy Shelton Legion post of this city went to Grass Creek Thursday afternoon where they assisted in the Legion's military rites honoring the late James CATON, legionnaire, whose funeral was held in the Grass Creek church at 2:30 p.m. Interment was made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Attorney George S. DEAMER, aged 61, who died in the corridor of the Fulton county court house yesterday morning from a heart attack will be held from the St. John's Lutheran church, on West Fourth street, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Rev. W. J. SCHROER, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery. Many memorial wreaths are being established in the late barrister's honor and memory. All who would like to do the same, kindly call Pastor Schroer at 483-R.
The deceased was born on a farm near Leiters Ford, August 7, 1878, the son of Aaron and Margaret (LOUDENSLAGER) DEAMER. When he was six years old his parents moved to Newcastle township where he attended school. As a young man Mr. Deamer taught school for nine years and was a railway mail clerk on the Erie railroad.
In 1907 Mr. Deamer purchased a farm in Newcastle township, near Talma and operated it for eighteen years. In 1925 he was instrumental in organizing the Fulton County National Farm Loan association in which he took the greatest interest and served as secretary-treasurer since its organization. Mr. Deamer then studied law and was admitted to the Fulton County Bar association on January 27, 1926. A few years later he was joined by his son George L. [DEAMER] in the business firm known as DEAMER and DEAMER.
Mr. Deamer was married to Almeda UMBAUGH on March 19, 1906, the ceremony being performed in the Tiosa Lutheran church by the Rev. George DITTMAR. He has been a member of St. John's Lutheran church in Rochester since its organization in 1926 and served the congregation both as trustee and chairman.
Mr. Deamer also was the superintendent of St. John's Sunday school and for a number of years taught the Bible class. He was one of St. John's most enthusiastic workers for a new and larger church building and had completed all legal documents pertaining to it just two days before he passed away.
Survivors are his wife, a son George L. DEAMER, sister Mrs. Charles JONES of Macy and three brothers, William H. DEAMER and Mainam F. DEAMER who reside on farms in Newcastle township and Arthur DEAMER, superintendent of city schools in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Friday, April 12, 1940

Edwin Alvin HEDGES, aged 66, who was better known by his friends as Ed HEDGES died at 11:30 o'clock Friday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed KUMLER on the north shore of Lake Manitou. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of two years.
Little could be learned about Mr. Hedges. He was born in Lafayette, Ind., February 25, 1874 and had lived in Rochester for 45 years.
He was a brother-in-law of the late George WALLACE and worked in the WALLACE general store in Rochester for a number of years. Later he lived on his farm on the West Sixth Street road.
As far as could be learned Mr. Hedges has no survivors except nieces and nephews. Two brothers and a sister Mrs. WALLACE preceded him in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral home on West Sixth street at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. G. J. LONG officiating. Burial will be made at Fulton.
Friends may call at the Foster Funeral home until the hour of the last rites.

Saturday, April 13, 1940

Following an illness of a week's duration, Mrs. Elmeda M. CONRAD, 61, passed away Saturday 12:30 a.m. at her farm home a mile and a half east of Tiosa. Death was due to complications. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout that section of the county.
Elmeda M. [ARVEN], daughter of Martin W. and Caroline Elizabeth ARVEN, was born March 8, 1879 in the Antioch community. On December 30, 1903, she was united in marriage with Albert C. CONRAD in a ceremony solemnized at Bolton, Ind. Mrs. Conrad was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
The survivors are her husband, a son Oren CONRAD, of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie DAWSON, of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Albert DAY and Mrs. Ethel WILSON, both of South Bend; Mrs. Earl GIBSON, of Rochester; two brothers, Orville ARVIN, of Fulton; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the U. B. church of Rochester, Rev. CRANE, assisted by Rev. SIMON, will officiate.

Monday, April 15, 1940

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret ROUCH, 84, were held Monday afternoon at the Fulton United Brethren church with Rev. Thomas L. GOODLIN officiating. Interment was made in the Salem cemetery, northwest of Fulton.
Mrs. Rouch, who had a host of friends throughout that section of the county, passed away Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, following an illness of three weeks duration.
Margaret [ELKINS], daughter of James and Charlotte ELKINS, was born August 7th, 1855 in Miami county. Mrs. Rouch had been a resident of Fulton for the past 23 years moving to that town from a farm in Wayne township. On September 23rd, 1875 she was united in marriage with Hiram ROUCH; the ceremony being performed in Rochester. Her husband died November 17th, 1931. The deceased was a member of the Bethel United Brethren church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Sherman MARSH, of near Fletchers Lake and a number of nieces and nephews.

Following an illness of four months, Charles OSBORN, 88, a pioneer resident of Kewanna, passed away Sunday morning at his home in that town. Death was attributed to complications. Mr. Osborn had resided in Kewanna since he was a small boy. In earlier years he operated a threshing outfit, and a saw mill; later in life he was employed as custodian for the Kewanna Library and the Methodist church. He retired from active duties a few years ago. Mr. Osborn had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Union township.
The deceased was born in Caledonia, (Marion county), Ohio on November 6th, 1851, the son of William and Rebecca OSBORN. He was united in marriage with Louise GREEN in a ceremony solemnized near Kewanna on Dec. 12th, 1872. Last December 12th the Osborns celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.
The survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Samuel F. HAMILTON, of Kewanna; Mrs. J. E. FRUSHOUR, of Royal Center; a son, Fred OSBORN, of Logansport, a brother, Bank OSBORN, of Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Robert ESTABROOK, also of Logansport; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon two o'clock at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Rev. J. W. NIELL, of the Methodist church, will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Harrison funeral home up until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, April 16, 1940

Mrs. Engrid SMILEY, aged 45, wife of Earl SMILEY, died in the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis at 6 o'clock Monday evening after an illness of three and a half months caused by anemia.
She resided at Fourth and Fulton avenue and was born in Boros, Sweden, December 30, 1894. She had resided in the Rochester community for thirty years moving here from Knox. In a ceremony performed in Rochester December 30, 1913, she was married to Earl Smiley. Mr. and Mrs. Smiley lived on farms near Rochester for several years.
Mrs. Smiley's death is the third in her family within six weeks. Her father, John HANSON, died on March 7, and the following day her mother, Christiana (ANDERSON) HANSON succumbed. A double funeral was held for them. Mrs. Smiley was an active member of St. John's Lutheran church.
Survivors are the husband, six sons and a daughter as follows: John [SMILEY], Ruth [SMILEY], Dale [SMILEY] and Ray [SMILEY] of Rochester, Robert [SMILEY] of Belle Springs, Cal.; Dean [SMILEY] and Donald [SMILEY] of Ventura, Cal.; two brothers, Garfield HANSON, Rochester, and Fred HANSON of Cummings, Cal; sister, Mrs. Boyd PETERSON, Rochester; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the First Christian church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. William J. SCHROER pastor of the St. John's Lutheran church officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the home of her sister, Mrs. Boyd Peterson, 119 West Ninth street, until noon Wednesday when the body will be taken to the First Christian church where it will lie in state from 1 p.m. until lthe hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Henry D. SIMPSON who resides on a farm in Richland township received word yesterday that her father, Alvah V. BAILEY, had died that day at his home in Omak, Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey visited their daughter and family in 1933.

Peru, Ind., April 16. -- Mrs. M. P. DENISTON, 82, former Peru resident and widow of a former superintendent of the old Lake Erie & Western railway, died Monday in Methodist hospital in Indianapolis.
Death was caused by a complication of ailments from which the deceased had suffered for several weeks.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Hisey and Titus funeral parlors on North Delaware street, Indianapolis.
Survivors include two children, Chalmer L. DENISTON, of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Grace GILBERT, of Louisiana.

Wednesday, April 17, 1940

James B. GREER, aged 79, died at his home, 129 East Fourth street, at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning after a two year illness due to heart trouble and dropsy. He was seriously ill for the past two months.
The deceased was born in Pennsylvania, July 13, 1860, the son of Joseph and Catherine (BAKER) GREER. He had lived in Fulton county for many years some of the time on a farm near Leiters Ford.
In a ceremony performed in Rochester, December 24, 1899 he was married to Laura KILE. While a resident of Rochester Mr. Greer was employed as a road builder. He was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Survivors are the wife, a brother Alfred GREER, Barron, Wisconsin; two half-brothers, Leo GREER, Kewanna and Frank GREER, Rochester; two half-sisters, Mrs. Sophia PHILLIPS of Benzonia, Mich., and Mrs. Cora HENDERSON, of Mio, Michigan; several nieces and nephews.
The last rites will be held from the Rochester Church of God at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. John CALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

William B. ENYART, aged 81, who was better known by his many friends as Billy ENYART died at his home in Fulton at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of three months.
Born in Cass county, on June 24, 1858, he was the son of Milton and Caroline ENYART. He was paralyzed when a small boy and had been a cripple practically all his life.
Mr. Enyart had resided in Fulton for 52 years and was a member of the United Brethren church there.
Survivors are a brother, M. O. ENYART of Fulton, five nieces and nephews.
The last rites will be held at -- o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Fulton U.B. church with Rev. Thomas L. GOODLIN pastor of the Fulton U.B. church officiating. Burial is to be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will remain at the Ditmire Funeral home in Fulton until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Dean C. NELLANS, 39, of Mentone, died in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, on Tuesday morning of injuries she received in an automobile accident near Hamlet last Friday morning. Mrs. Nellans' back was broken, but it was not deemed a serious injury.
She had been enroute to Chicago with her husband, a prominent Mentone poultryman, and Mrs. Goldie KOHL, who was also injured. The accident, which claimed Mrs. Nellans' life, occurred as the Nellans car skidded on icy pavement and turned over.
She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Geraldine [NELLANS], Juanita [NELLANS] and Norma Jean [NELLANS], and a son, Dean C. [NELLANS, Jr.], all at home; her parents, Mrs. Lulu TUCKER of Mentone and John TUCKER of Chicago; and two half-brothers, Veral [TUCKER] and Rex TUCKER of Mentone.

Thursday, April 18, 1940

Elmer L. MILLER, aged 73, died in his apartment in the Delbert EWING home, 719 North Madison street, at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death was due to a heart condition and followed an illness of several years.
The deceased was born August 23, 1866 in Valparaiso. His parents were Ira and Mary MILLER. He was married to Miss Minnie GILLETT, at Valparaiso October 27, 1887. Mrs. Miller died September 3, 1935 at the Miller home, 1019 South Jefferson street.
Mr. Miller was a druggist and operated drug stores in Valparaiso, Indianapolis and Chesterton, moving here from Chesterton 16 years ago at which time he was associated with the Rochester Bridge Company.
Mr. Miller later was employed in the SCHULTZ and the BROWNIE drug stores in Rochester. Probably no man in Rochester had a wider circle of friends than did Mr. Miller. Those friendships he made through business and personal contacts. Mr. Miller was a member of the First Baptist church.
Survivors are a son, Hiram G. MILLER, attorney of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Helen HARRISON and Mrs. Ruel ROBERTS of Chicago; a brother, Melvin MILLER, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha LUFBERY both of Valparaiso and three grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Ewing home, 719 Madison street, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body was moved to the Ewing home at 4 o'clock this afternoon from the Val Zimmerman Funeral apartments. Friends may call at the Ewing home until lthe hour of the last rites.

Peru, Ind., April 18. -- Severe burns suffered on Sunday, February 4, in a fire at his home, 234 West Ninth street, which claimed the life of his wife, June [SCHULTZ], caused the death of Ben SCHULTZ, 51, at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Dukes Memorial hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Schultz received the fatal burns when a five gallon coal oil can exploded in their home. The wife succumbed two hours after the accident, but Ben Schultz has been in serious condition at the hospital since early in February. The family home was destroyed by the fire, and the children have been making their temporary home at 310 North Freemont street.
Born on October 4, 1888, the local man was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James SCHULTZ. He had been an employee at Connor's gravel pit until the time of the tragedy.
Surviving are two sons: James SCHULTZ, [II] and Homer SCHULTZ of Peru; four daughters, Helen [SCHULTZ] and Esther SCHULTZ of Peru; Mrs. Marjorie KRAILE of Peru; and Mrs. Hazel LANTZ of Greentown; four brothers, David [SCHULTZ], Ernest SCHULTZ, Peru; Charles [SCHULTZ] of Manchester, O., and Luther [SCHULTZ] of Rochester; his mother, Mrs. James SCHULTZ of Manchester, O.; a sister, Mrs. O. CRAWFORD of Manchester, O.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Drake funeral home with Rev. COLEMAN officiating. Burial is to be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, April 19, 1940

Friends in Rochester received word yesterday of the death Wednesday evening in LaPorte of Mrs. George ALBRECHT, 79, a former resident of Rochester. At the time Mrs. Albrecht lived in Rochester her husband managed the SPOHN orchard and later the KENTUCKY Stock Farm.
Mrs. Albrecht was born in LaPorte on Aug. 28, 1860, the daughter of John and Hannah WILK, and lived there all her life except for several years spent in Chicago and in Rochester. She was married in LaPorte to Mr. Albrecht. Mrs. Albrecht was a member of the First Christian church of LaPorte.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. James McCANN, New York City; Mrs. Bessie HARLOW, Philadelphia, Pa.; and Mrs. May MEIER, LaPorte with whom Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht made their home for 25 years; three grandchildren, Mrs. Harold KALE of LaPorte and Miss Dorothy HARLOW and Winton G. HARLOW, both of Philadelphia; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, John [WILK, Jr.] and William WILK of LaPorte, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie LAYTON of LaPorte.
Funeral services will be held at Cutler Brothers chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday in LaPorte, with the Rev. Clayton WILSON officiating. Burial will be in Patton cemetery at LaPorte.

Monday, April 22, 1940

Mrs. Pearl (BAKER) CUNNINGHAM, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ananias BAKER, passed away at her home in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 21, 1940, after ten days illness of pneumonia.
Mrs. Cunningham was born in Rochester, Ind., on December 28th, 1880. She grew to womanhood in this city, graduating from the Rochester high school and also from DePauw university. She was united in marriage with James B. CUNNINGHAM on December 28th, 1908. One son, James Baker [CUNNINGHAM], was born to this union.
Pearl, as she was familiarly known, was an energetic worker in all charitable activities both in church and individual work, always ready to assume far more than a seemingly just share in alleviating the distress and need of those less fortunate than herself. A truly exemplification and lovable characteristic of motherhood will always be associated with her memory.
Mrs. Cunningham became a member of the Church of Christ, March 5th, 1894, under Evangelist E. L. FRAZIER and has always been a devoted worker, not only in church but in the National Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., where she has resided for a number of years. She will be greatly missed in this church where she was a tireless worker. She believed in doing for others.
The deceased was a member of the D.A.R. and the Eastern Star Lodge of this city.
The survivors are her husband and one son, besides two sisters and one brother; Mrs. India V. KILMER, of this city; Mrs. O. W. MONTGOMERY and A. H. BAKER, of Chicago and other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock at the Church of Christ. Rev. C. H. DeVOE of Indianapolis, will conduct the services assisted by the home pastor, Rev. Harry MOUNT. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Emma SLATER, aged 81, who lived alone in her home on North South street in Akron was found dead Sunday evening at 7 o'clock by James BOWMAN of Disko who went to her home on a business mission.
Mrs. Slater had been ill during the winter with a heart ailment but had sufficiently recovered that she was living alone. Her death, it is thought, was due to a heart attack.
The deceased passed away about 6:30 p.m. her doctor reasoned. She was found lying on the kitchen floor of her home. Her radio was playing at the time.
Mrs. Slater was the widow of Truman SLATER, a retired farmer. They had lived on farms in Kosciusko county and had moved to Akron twelve years [ago]. She was a member of the Methodist church.
The only immediate survivor is a foster son, Orton SLATER of Plymouth.
The body was moved to the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron where it will remain until Tuesday evening when it will be returned to the home where the last rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Rev. Julius PFEIFFER pastor of the Akron Methodist church will officiate and interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron.

Tuesday, April 23, 1940

Orval M. ARVEN, 69, well known farmer of Liberty township, passed away Monday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital, where he was taken a week ago suffering from an attack of pneumonia. Mr. Arven was stricken with the disease two weeks ago, while at his home four miles northwest of Fulton.
Orval M., son of Martin and Caroline ARVEN, was born in Rochester township on August 24th, 1880. He moved on a farm near Fulton from the Antioch neighborhood 23 years ago. On February 26th, 1907 he was united in marriage with Lenora J. FRY, in a ceremony performed in Rochester, Ind. Mr. Arven followed the occupation of farming. The deceased was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church and the I.O.O.F. lodge of Fulton.
He is survived by his wife Lenora [ARVEN], two sons, Claude [ARVEN] and Dean [ARVEN], both at home, a brother, Elmer [ARVEN], Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Albert DAY, Rochester; Mrs. Earl GIBSON, Rochester; and Mrs. Harry MILLS, South Bend.
Funeral services will be held from the U.B. church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. J. W. MILLER officiating. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery. The body will be returned to the home Tuesday from Ditmire funeral home.

Mrs. Frank [Fern PRATT] KEESEY, aged 46, assistant city librarian, died at her home, 531 East Fourteenth street, at 10:15 o'clock Monday night from a heart attack. Her death was entirely unexpected although she had suffered a slight heart attack on a previous occasion.
Mrs. Keesey had assisted at the library last evening and later came down town where she had taken refreshments in a local drug store.
Driving to her home Mrs. Keesey placed her car in a garage across the street from her residence and suffered the attack while she was walking from the garage to her home.

The deceased was born in Grant county, March 14, 1894. Her parents were Daniel PRATT and Mrs. John FULTZ. She had lived in Rochester since she was five years of age.
Mrs. Keesey graduated from the Rochester high school in 1911 and was employed in the Rochester Telephone company office for a number of years and later as assistant city librarian.
Mrs. Keesey was a devout member of Trinity Evangelical church and taught a Sunday school class in the church for a number of years. Her marriage to Frank KEESEY took place December 30, 1915.
Survivors are the husband, daughter Mrs. Evelyn BIGLER, mother, all of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth THOMPSON, who resides on a farm near Rochester, and Mrs. Claude GEYER of South Bend; two brothers, Roy FULTZ and Dea FULTZ of this city and a granddaughter, Marie Elinor KEESEY.
The last rites will be held from the Trinity Evangelical church at s p.m. Wednesday with Rev. G. J. LONG officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, April 25, 1940

William Edwin [HILL], 25-day-old son of City Councilman Fred HILL and Mrs. HILL, died suddenly at the Hill home, 115 East Eleventh street, at 3:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from complications.
The child was born March 31, 1940 in the Woodlawn hospital and is survived by the parents, paternal grandfather, William HILL, Tipton; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund PETERS of Verden, Okla.
Graveside services were held in the Fairview cemetery in Tipton at 11 o'clock Thursday morning.

Friday, April 26, 1940

Friends in this city have received word of the death of R. Hobart CANADAY, aged 43, Indianapolis, who died in the St. Vincent's hospital, Indianapolis, Wednesday evening.
The deceased who had been engaged in the real estate business in Indianapolis for twenty years was a former resident of Rochester when his father operated a dry goods store here.
Mr. Canaday was born in Ridge Farm, Ill. He started in the real estate business in Indianapolis with his father, William M. CANADAY, who died five years ago. Mr. Canaday was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs.Alice CANADAY; a daughter, Mrs. Howard DANNER of Indianapolis; a brother, J. Paul CANADAY of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. John SHIRKIE of Ridge Farm, and his mother, Mrs. William M. CANADAY.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in Ridge Farm, Ill. Burial was made there also.

Saturday, April 27, 1940

James LaRue [CLELAND], 10 weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. George CLELAND, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday after an illness of one week due to complications.
Death occurred at the Cleland home at 431 West Eighth street. The child was born February 13, 1940.
Survivors are the parents, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed LOWE and Mrs. and Mrs. Herman CLELAND.

The last rites will be held from the Foster Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. John CALL officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Athens.

George M. CALVIN, 88, a pioneer citizen of Kewanna passed away Friday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William BURNS, of 632 Tompkins street, Gary, Ind. Death was attributed to complications. Mr. Calvin had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of Fulton county.
The deceased who was the son of Perry and Catherine CALVIN was born on a farm near Royal Center, Ind., on December 19th, 1851. He had been a resident of Union township since he was 16 years of age. On Jan. 11th, 1881, he was united in marriage with Sarah Louise APT. Mrs. Calvin passed away seven years ago. Mr. Calvin was a member of the Church of Christ of Kewanna. During the earlier years of his life he practiced medicine in the vicinity of Kewanna.
The survivors are four daughters: Mrs. William BURNS, of Gary; Mrs. L. H. HEMMINGER, of Gary; Mrs. Edith WHARTON, of South Bend; and Mrs. Charles G. MILLER of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, one o'clock at the Church of Christ in Kewanna. Rev. Henry BULGER, of Lowell, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was removed to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna today.

Mrs. Esther E. GRASS passed away Friday evening at her home in Bristol, Ind. Mrs. Grass had been in ill health for the past several years. The deceased was a former resident of the Talma community.
Mrs. Grass was born in Ohio on May 25th, 1862 and came to Indiana when but a girl. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Christian GRASS in 1893; the ceremony being solemnized at Tippecanoe. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Grass moved on a farm near Talma in 1903. Her husband preceded her in death in 1916.
The following children survive: Jacob [GRASS] and Joseph GRASS, of Newcastle township; Mrs. Elmer MILLER and William GRASS, of Warsaw; Fred GRASS, of Middlebury; Russell GRASS, of Cromwell; Mrs. Howard C. SMITH, of Indianapolis, and Zoa GRASS, of Detroit.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock at Mentone, Ind. Interment will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Monday, April 29, 1940

John HOFFMAN, aged 53, well known Henry township farmer died at 11 o'clock Monday morning from a sudden heart attack which he suffered while working in a field on his farm.
Mr. Hoffman's death was entirely unexpected as he had never suffered with heart trouble nor had he been ill. After suffering the neart attack Mr. Hoffman was moved to his home where he died.
He had lived in the same neighborhood in Henry township all of his life, where he followed the occupation of farming. His parents were Alfinas and Lydia HOFFMAN. His wife was Ella KOENIG.
Survivors are the widow, two sons Paul HOFFMAN and Richard HOFFMAN both at home and a sister, Mrs. Bert YOUNG of near Akron.

The funeral arrangements have not been made.

Tuesday, April 30, 1940

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Kokomo for Mrs. Lucinda PRIEST, aged 90, Kokomo, who died Sunday in Indianapolis. The aged woman had been a partial invalid for four years following a stroke of paralysis. The deceased was the mother of Clyde PRIEST and had often visited her son in this city.

Funeral services for John HOFFMAN, well known Henry township farmer who died yesterday from a heart attack which he suffered while working in a field on his farm four and a half miles southeast of Akron, will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Church of the Brethren in Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the Gaerte cemetery southeast of Akron.

Wednesday, May 1, 1940

Elmore C. BAKER, 75, long-time resident of Mentone, passed away at his home at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy suffered three weeks ago.
Mr. Baker was born in West Virginia, November 2, 1865. He came to Indiana when a young man. The deceased had been custodian of the Mentone Baptist church for the past 15 years.
As a member of the church, Mr. Baker established what may prove to be an attendance record. Until his recent illness he maintained a perfect attendance record throughout his 15 years in the institution's service, never missing a single Sunday's program.
Surviving relatives include the widow, Rose [BAKER]; three sons, Doyle [BAKER], of Wheaton, Ill.; Dale [BAKER], of Mentone, and Leonard [BAKER], of Wabash; three daughters, Mrs. W. W. SHIPLEY of Warsaw, Annabelle [BAKER] and Ruth [BAKER], at home; three grandchildren; three brothers, Nathan [BAKER], of Warsaw, William [BAKER], of West Virginia, and Naomi [BAKER], of Mentone. Four children preceded their father in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CST) at the Mentone Baptist church. Interment will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah MONGER, aged 85, for many years a resident of the Delong community died at 3:40 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louise HIATT, R.R. 1, Knox. She had been in ill health for the past year and several weeks ago fractured a hip.
The deceased was born on a farm near Lake Bruce, June 11, 1854, the daughter of Jacob and Susan OVERMYER. She lived near Delong all of her life or until two years ago when she went to Knox to make her home with her daughter. Mrs. Monger was a member of the Methodist church at Delong.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. HIATT at Knox, a son Rev. A. E. MONGER of Pittsburgh, Pa., former pastor of a Methodist church in South Bend; brother, Schuyler OVERMYER, Delong; sister, Mrs. Mary E. STROUP, Los Angeles, Calif.; 5 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The husband, George E. MONGER, and a child preceded in death.
The last rites will be held from the Methodist church at Leiters Ford at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. IVEY of Knox in charge assisted by Rev. John WALTON of Leiters Ford. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford.

The body will lie in state at the Luckenbill Funeral Home in Leiters Ford until the hour of the last rites.

Thursday, May 2, 1940

Curtis Burnam SKIDMORE, aged 80, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning at his farm home eight miles west of Rochester after he had suffered a heart attack while talking with Mrs. Skidmore as both were standing on the porch at their home.
The deceased was born in Harlan county, Kentucky, June 7, 1859. His parents were Garrett and Mary SKIDMORE. In a ceremony performed in Powell county, Kentucky, he was married to Louretta STONE.
Mr. Skidmore was a farmer all of his life and had been a resident of Fulton county for 17 years moving here from Powell county, Kentucky. He was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors are the wife, a son, Albert SKIDMORE of Rochester, two sisters, Mrs. Etta HALL, Rochester, and Mrs. Sylvia MELTON of McRoberts, Kentucky; two brothers, M. F. SKIDMORE and D. B. SKIDMORE of Middletown, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Rebecca GARRETT, Mrs. Elizabeth DAY and Mrs. Nancy HALSEY all of Powell county, Kentucky; 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the home of the son, Albert Skidmore, near the Reiter schoolhouse at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
The body was returned to the Albert Skidmore home this afternoon from the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call.

George B. WRIGHT, aged 66, retired mail carrier and a life resident of Fulton county died at his home, 317 West Seventh street, at 6 o'clock this morning from heart trouble which followed an illness of four months.
He was born in Richland township, December 12, 1873, the son of Sam and Mary Ellen WRIGHT. In a ceremony performed in Rochester on October 20, 1895 he was married to Sarah E. RUSH.
Mr. Wright was a rural mail carrier for many years. He started as a carrier from the Tiosa office August 16, 1911, and when the office was discontinued August 16, 1932, he was transferred to the Rochester post office where he carried mail on route 8. He was retired as a mail carrier March 31, 1935.
Survivors are the wife, a daughter, Mrs. Pearl BOWEN, Crown Point; two sons, Ralph (Jack) WRIGHT, Rochester and Daurey WRIGHT, South Bend and 8 grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the residence in West Seventh street at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with burial in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body was moved to the residence from the Foster Funeral home this afternoon where friends may call.

Friday, May 3, 1940

Monterey, May 3. -- Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Ann's Catholic church, Rev. Father Thomas DAILEY officiating, for Mrs. Mary BAUER, who died Wednesday night at her home.
Two weeks ago, Mrs. Bauer, 82 years of age, fell and fractured her hip. Resulting complications were the cause of death, although she had been in ill health four years.
She was born in Sandusky, Ohio, August 15, 1855, and was maried in 1880 to M. A. BAUER at Pulaski, Ind. Most of their married life was spent in this city. He died in 1931.
Surviving children are: Mrs. Josephine LONG, Optima, Okla.; Mrs. Elizabeth SWEISBERGER, Lake of the Woods; Mrs. Helen LUCAS, South Bend; Victor [BAUER], Chicago; Joseph A. [BAUER], and Fred A. [BAUER], of Monterey. Two brothers also survive, Fred CRIST, Pulaski and Henry CRIST, Norwalk, Ohio.
Mrs. Bauer was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church and the Rosary sodality of that church. The body is at the Lukenbill funeral home at Leiters Ford but will be returned to the residence here this afternoon. Following the final rites burial will be in the Catholic cemetery, one-half mile southeast of here.

James HUSTON, aged 95, a former resident of Rochester died at his home in Unadila, N.Y., last evening. He will be remembered by older residents of Rochester as a son-in-law of the late Col. K. G. SHRYOCK.
Mr. Huston while a resident of Rochester was an accountant and was employed in the offices of the Fulton county courthouse for a number of years.
He is survived by a son, James W. HUSTON, Chicago, a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen MEEKER, Unadila, N.Y. and a grandson, Huston McVAIN, Chicago.
The body will be returned here for interment in the Huston lot in the Odd Fellows cemetery arriving here at 3:28 p.m. Monday over the Erie railroad.
Graveside services in charge of Rev. H. T. RAFNEL pastor of the First Baptist church will be held at the Odd Fellows cemetery at 4 p.m. Monday.

Saturday, May 4, 1940

Stephen (Steve) McCAY, aged 80, burned to death early Saturday morning when his wagon house caught on fire from some unknown cause. The wagon house was parked on a lot owned by his brother, Jasper McCay at 936 Park avenue.
The fire was discovered by some person living nearby whose name is unknown. This party called the fire department at 4:25 o'clock this morning.
When the fire department arrived the wagon house was so badly gutted by flames that it could not be saved. Assistant Fire Chief Arthur SMITH was on duty at the time.
Finding the body of McCay the assistant fire chief called Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner. The body was burned almost beyond recognition.
All of the flesh on the limbs from the knees to the feet was burned away as is the greater portion of the head. Practically all of the surface of McCay's body is seared.
There are two theories as to the cause of his death. One is that McCay, who had been troubled with insomnia, fell asleep while sitting on the edge of the bed while smoking his pipe the ashes from the pipe firing his clothing.
The other theory is that McCay attempted to start a fire in his little stove which was beside his bed, with kerosene and that the kerosene exploded, the flaming oil igniting his clothing.
On two other occasions McCay's wagon houses burned to the ground when he fell asleep while smoking, the ashes from his pipe firing the dwellings.
McCay has been a resident of Rochester for a number of years where he was a laborer. He was born in Michigan October 4, 1859, the son of George and Hannah McCAY.
Survivors are a son, Guy McCAY, Indianapolis, and two brothers, Jasper McCAY and Thomas McCAY, both of Rochester.
The body has been moved to the Val Zimmerman Funeral apartments. The funeral arrangements have not been made.

Monday, May 6, 1940

Funeral services for the late Stephen McCAY, aged 80, who burned to death early Saturday morning when his wagon house caught on fire were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Val Zimmerman funeral apartment. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL was in charge and burial was made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery in Pulaski county near Bruce Lake. [NOTE: Pleasant Hill cemetery is located in Union township, Fulton county at Bruce Lake. - W.C.T.]

Lucerne, May 6. -- Word was received here today of the sudden death of Miss Ruth FRUSHOUR, about 42, former local woman, who was found dead in bed at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Caughell in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday morning.
Miss Frushour, who had been employed at Indianapolis, had gone to her sister's home for a rest about three weeks ago. Her death was attributed to a heart attack suffered while she slept.
Survivors are her father, J. A. FRUSHOUR, prominent hardware dealer, of Lucerne, two brothers, Edward [FRUSHOUR] and James [FRUSHOUR], of Lucerne; two sisters, Mrs. Mary CAUGHELL of Columbus, O., and Miss Margaret FRUSHOUR of Chicago.
The body is being returned to the Harrison funeral home in Lucerne. Funeral arrangements had not been completed.

Albert THACKER, one of Kosciusko county's pioneers, passed away Saturday evening, ten o'clock at his home in Silver Lake, Ind. Mr. Thacker passed his 80th birthday on May 2nd, two days preceding his death.
He moved with his parents when but six years of age to the Silver Lake community from Senneca county, Ohio. For many years he operated one of the first tile and brick mills in this part of the state. Thirty-five years ago he retired from that business and since then has devoted his time to looking after the interest of his farms around Silver Lake.
The survivors are two sons, Carl W. THACKER, of Rochester; Don W. THACKER, of Silver Lake; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His wife, Retha LANDIS THACKER, and a daughter, Nellie [THACKER], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock in the Silver Lake Methodist church. Rev. Moyne LANDIS will be in charge of the services.

Tuesday, May 7, 1940

Sharon Kay HARTZLER, four-months old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William HARTZLER died of pneumonia at 7 o'clock Monday evening at her parents' home in Marion, following a three-day illness.
Besides the parents, she is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. CASPER and Mr. and Mrs. HARTZLER, all of Fulton county.
The body was brought from Marion to the Ditmire funeral home and will then be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walker CASPER, three miles southwest of here.
Services will be held from the Casper home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Jack YARIAN officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru.

David Charles Vinson [BARNHART], three year old son of Aubrey and Olive BARNHART, who resides nine miles southeast of Argos passed away Monday morning in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, Ind. Death resulted from a streptococcic infection of the throat following an illness of but 12 hours. The child was born in Chicago, Sept. 9, 1936.
The survivors are the parents and a brother.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CST), with Rev. BURGESS, of Tippecanoe officiating. Burial will be made in the Washington cemetery, southeast of Culver. The body will be taken from the Grossman funeral home to the home of John GOHEEN, Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Hazel TRIPP, formerly of Kewanna, died in the Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis Sunday following a several days' illness due to a cerebral embolism, which she suffered while attending Indiana university at Bloomington. Mrs. Tripp lived in Kewanna for several years and had a number of friends here. Last rites were held Tuesday afternoon from the home of Mrs. Tripp's parents in Garrett and interment was made at Garrett.

Wednesday, May 8, 1940

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Judy BORTZ who died at her home in Syracuse Sunday following an illness of six days.

Rollin Pontius received word today that his brother, Reuben PONTIUS, age 71, passed away this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph HARTMAN of Sugar Grove, Ill. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but burial will be made at the Enterprise cemetery, southeast of Gilead.
Mr. Pontius, who has been ill for several years with heart trouble, formerly lived in Miami county near Gilead. Brothers and sisters surviving him are as follows: Rollin PONTIUS and Mrs. Gus SCHOTT of Rochester; Mrs. Alfred RUNKLE of Macy; J. C. PONTIUS of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Romanda ANDREWS of Glendale, Calif.

William C. EWING, 82, a pioneer citizen of Rochester and perhaps one of the best known justice of the peace officers in this section of the state, passed away at his residence, 325 North Main street, at 7:30 o'clock, Wednesday morning. His death resulted from complications following an illness of over two years duration. He had been bedfast for the past three weeks.
For over 55 years, Mr. Ewing was engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Rochester and for the past 38 years he served as a justice of peace officer. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends and business associates throughout northern Indiana. Mr. Ewing, who was a Republican, took an active interest in political, civic and religious affairs of this community.
William C., son of John and Amanda (SAMPLE) EWING was born August 15th, 1858, on a farm in the Sugar Grove community, southeast of Rochester. Mr. Ewing was a member of the Rochester Church of God and the Masonic Order.
The survivors are his wife, Laurie D. EWING, two sons, J. D [EWING] and J. L. [EWING], both of Rochester; and two daughters, Mrs. Marie SWINDEMAN, of Logansport and Mrs. Bertha KADER, of Sanford, Florida.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Church of God.

Thursday, May 9, 1940

Funeral services for the late Reuben PONTIUS who died at his home in Sugar Grove, Illinois, Wednesday, will be held from the Val Zimmerman Funeral parlors in Rochester at 10 a.m. Friday. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be made in the Enterprise cemetery three miles southeast of Gilead.

Friday, May 10, 1940

Dr. A. E. STINSON received word yesterday of the death of his cousin, Thomas STINSON, aged 52, which occurred in a hospital in St. Louis, Mo., at 12:10 p.m. Thursday. Death was due to an abscess on the brain and followed an operation performed five weeks ago.
The deceased was born on a farm five miles east of Rochester on the Fort Wayne road. His parents were William and Almeda (DAVIDSON) STINSON. He graduated from the Rochester college and left Rochester 36 years ago.
During this period he was a resident of Indianapolis for seven years, Chicago for ten years and St. Louis for the past seven years, where he was the state manager for a large clay products and sewer tile company.
Survivors are the wife, four brothers, Max STINSON who is in the U. S. Navy; Palmer STINSON, San Francisco, Cal.; Glen [STINSON] and Stanley STINSON of Houston, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby NICHOLS of Huntington and Mrs. Edna SHRIVER of Berkeley, Cal.
The body will arrive in Rochester over the Erie railroad at 10:58 a.m. Saturday and will be taken to the St. Joseph's Catholic church where the funeral services will be held in charge of Rev. Thomas DALEY. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Saturday, May 11, 1940

Isaac MEREDITH, aged 72, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert EWING, 719 Madison street, at 4:30 o'clock Saturday morning from complications which followed an operation which was performed in Chicago, December 26, 1939.
The deceased was born near Mentone September 24, 1867, and was the son of John G. and Jane (BUSENBERG) MEREDITH. He was married June 9, 1916 in San Fernanco, Cal., to Adeline BOGGESS who is a sister of Mrs. Ewing.
Mr. Meredith for many years taught school in Mentone. Later he was a commercial advertiser and was employed by Carson Pirie Scott & Company, Chicago. He lived at 1245 North LaSalle street while a resident of Chicago.
Survivors are the widow and two daughters, Mrs. Ruth HANAWALT, Dubois, Idaho, and Mrs. Erma HOPKINS, Cairo, Egypt. Mr. Hopkins is employed by an American oil company.
The funeral services will be held from the Ewing home at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Tuesday, May 14, 1940

Isaac Robert BURNS, aged 80, passed away Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home in Grass Creek. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months' duration. His illness came in the wake of being trampled by a bull while he was engaged in duties about his farm. Mr. Burns had been a resident of the Grass Creek community for over 60 years and had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties.
Isaac Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. BURNS, was born May 23, 1859 on a farm near Jerome, Ind. In a ceremony solemnized at Winamac, Ind., on March 15th, 1884 he was united in marriage with Rhode Anne LITTLE. Mr. Burns followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. He was a member of the United Brethren church.
The survivors include three sons, James BURNS, Indianapolis; Arthur [BURNS], Kewanna; Donald [BURNS], Logansport; one daughter, Miss Minnie BURNS, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Charles KINNEBLE, Winamac; Mrs. Joan BURNS, Idaville; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the house at 1:30 and then from the United Brethren church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. HUBERT will officiate with burial in the Grass Creek cemetery. The body was returned to the home Tuesday evening from the Todd funeral home.

Wednesday, May 15, 1940

Sanford Marion PAINTER, aged 84, who operated a shoe repair shop in the TAYLOR Shoe Store here for many years, died Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Heber Dunlap, in Winston Salem, N.C. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Painter became ill last summer and in October, 1939 closed his shoe repair shop. On May 6 he went to Winston Salem to live with his daughter, arriving there May 8. On May 11 he suffered the heart attack which caused his death today. He had suffered with a heart ailment for several years.
Mr. Painter was born near Kokomo, March 23, 1855, and came to this city with his widowed mother, Mrs. Mary PAINTER, when he was 12 years of age. Mr. Painter and his brother, Dave [PAINTER], became apprentice shoemakers in the factory of the late V. ZIMMERMAN, Sr., who at the time had 30 men in his employ. He was best known by his many friends as "Sant" PAINTER or "Benchy" PAINTER.
Later Mr. Painter and his brother, Dave, opened a shoe repair shop in Rochester and were in business at 725 Main street in the rear of shoe stores operated at that location by HOLMAN and ONSTOTT, Sylvester ALSPACH, Guy ALSPACH and Orbra TAYLOR. Dave Painter died 20 years ago after which time Mr. Painter continued the shop in operation.
In a ceremony performed in this city Mr. Painter was married to Miss Matilda KAMMERER. They would have celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary this year. Mr. Painter was a member of the First Presbyterian church. The Painter home for many years was at 503 North Pontiac street.
Survivors are the wife, a son, Paul PAINTER of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Lucille SANVIG, LaPorte; Mrs. Charles KINGSBURY, Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Heber DUNLAP and two grandchildren.
The body will be returned here where the last rites will be held from the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Al CHESTNUT, aged 66, night clerk at the BARRETT Hotel whose name was Merritt Allen CHESTNUT died suddenly of a heart attack at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday evening as he was preparing to take two guests from Flint, Mich., who had just registered, to their room. Mr. Chestnut's death was entirely unexpected, as he had never been ill. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, attributed death to heart trouble.

Mr. Chestnut had registered the two Flint, Mich., guests and had brought their luggage into the lobby from their car. He went back to the hotel desk and as he reached to the case to get the guest's key he suffered the heart attack, slumped to the floor and succumbed before medical aid arrived.
Widely known to traveling men and by Cole Brothers Circus employees and executives he had entered the hotel business in 1929 after an early career as a blacksmith and wheelwright.
Mr. Chestnut was born in Metea, Ind., April 3, 1874. His parents were Samuel and Emma (McGUIRE) CHESTNUT. He learned the occupation of a blacksmith and wheelwright when a young man and operated a shop first at Mexico and later in Rochester.
The deceased was twice married, both wives preceding him in death. They were Nellie McCARTER who died April 9, 1909 and Rosetta McINTYRE who died July 30, 1937. Mr. Chestnut was a member of Manitou Aerie of the Eagles Lodge of Rochester.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte MOORE, 5090 Sangster avenue, Indianapolis; two sons, John BARRETT, Rochester, and Deverl Teel CHESTNUT, 1824 Alabama street, Indianapolis; five sisters, Mrs. Bess CARPENTER, Camden, South Carolina; Mrs. Maude FISHER, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Evelyn NUTTER, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Rose KELLER, Ft. Wayne and Mrs. Nell DOETCH, Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Parlors at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Glenn McGEE, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, May 16, 1940

Mrs. Almeda EHERENMAN, aged 78, a former resident of Rochester, died early today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph DOTY, in Fort Wayne. Death followed an illness of several years.
The deceased was born on a farm in Kosciusko county, near Mentone and was the daughter of Nathan and Clarissa BYBEE. Her husband, Albert EHERENMAN, was killed when his auto was struck by a New York Central passenger train near LaPorte one year ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Eherenman for several years lived on a farm west of Rochester on Eleventh street and also on a farm near Talma. Mrs. Eherenman was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors are the daughter Mrs. DOTY, and two sons, Adam EHERENMAN of LaPorte and Loyd EHERENMAN who is the musical director of the Plymouth city schools. Frank BRYANT of this city is a nephew.
The last rites will be held from the First Baptist church in Mentone at 2 p.m. (CST) Saturday. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Mentone.

Friday, May 17, 1940

James Allen [CUNNINGHAM], year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul CUNNINGHAM, died at his parents' home, 1014 Elm street at 5 o'clock Friday morning. Death was caused by asthma and followed an illness of four days.
The deceased was born in this city, March 26, 1939. His mother's name was Ethel MOSSMAN.
Survivors are the parents, three brothers, Norman [CUNNINGHAM], David [CUNNINGHAM] and Earl [CUNNINGHAM] and a sister, Nola Jean [CUNNINGHAM], all at home, two grandmothers and a grandfather.

The last rites will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Daniel S. PERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the body at the parents' home, 1014 South Elm street, prior to the time of the funeral services.

Arthur McCLUNG, aged 52, veteran of the World War, died in the Veteran's hospital in Dayton, Ohio at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death was due to aniemia. He had been in government hospitals on three occasions, entering the one in Dayton in February, 1940.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm in the Mt. Zion neighborhood, the son of Newton (Gus) and Elnora McCLUNG.
He had been living on a farm near the McKinley school house for the past five years with his twin brother, Paul McClung. They were extensive dairy farmers.
Mr. McClung served in the World War with Battery C of the 21st Field Artillery. He did not go overseas but was stationed in various camps in the United States. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city and of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post.
Survivors are two brothers, Paul [McCLUNG] and Ralph [McCLUNG], who reside in Wisconsin, and a sister, Mrs. Leona SAVAGE of Macy.
The last rites will be held from the home of Mrs. Savage in Macy at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge, assisted by Rev. John BROCK, pastor of the Macy Christian church. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Saturday, May 18, 1940

Mrs. Jack ADAMS has received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Robert STEWART of Wabash. Mrs. Stewart passed away Thursday afternoon. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9:00 o'clock in Wabash, following which the body will be taken to Plymouth for interment.

Roann, May 18. -- Mrs. Elizabeth C. YARIAN, 70, a resident of this county for 32 years, died early Friday morning at her home north of Roann.
She had been ill more than a year.
The body was taken to the Grandstaff funeral home and was later removed to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell Miller, north of Roann. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Niconza Baptist church. Rev. Jesse SQUIRES will officiate, assisted by the Rev. George CAIN. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.
The daughter of John and Mahala HOWER CLINGAMAN, she was born in Miami county on Sept. 7, 1869. On May 27, 1887, she was married to Jonathon YARIAN. He died 10 years ago.
Mrs. Yarian was a member of the Niconza Baptist church and the Ladies Aid society.
Surviving are the following children: Edward C. YARIAN, John H. YARIAN, Mrs. Russell MILLER, all of Roann; Jack B. YARIAN, Flora; five brothers, Henry [CLINGAMAN] and John S. CLINGAMAN of Miami county; J. E. CLINGAMAN of Roann; Charles CLINGAMAN of Peru; Samuel CLINGAMAN of Miami county; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Monday, May 20, 1940

Mrs. Clauda [RAGER] ZIMMERMAN, 60, passed away Sunday at her home in Disko. Death resulted from heart truble following an illness of several months. Mrs. Zimmerman had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county.
The deceasd who was the daughter of Harrison and Lucinda RAGER was born on a farm near North Manchester. She had resided in the Disko community for the past 22 years. On January 1, 1905 she was united in marriage with Frank ZIMMERMAN.
The survivors are her husband, and two brothers, A. B. RAGER and Donald C. RAGER. Her parents preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman home in Disko, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. PARKS, of Silver Lake will officiate. Burial will be made in the Oak Lawn cemetery, North Manchester.

Mrs. Ethel MERRILL, aged 32, passed away 7 o'clock Sunday morning at her home, 816 E. 12th street, this city. Death resulted from complications after an illness of three years' duration.
Ethel Mildred [LOTSHAW], daughter of Henry and Martha LOTSHAW, was born in Rochester, Ind., on April 26th, 1908. On October 18th, 1928, she was united in marriage with Jesse MERRILL, in a ceremony pronounced at Plymouth, Ind.
She is survived by her husband, two children, Vivian Sue [MERRILL] and Peggy Mae [MERRILL]; her father, Henry Lotshaw; a sister, Mrs. Bessie WILKINSON, of Rochester.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Fred YEAZEL will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Foster funeral home. Interment will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Carl PASCHALL, aged 62, died at his home, 1430 South Main street, at 2 o'clock Saturday night after an illness of fifteen months due to complications.
Mr. Paschall had operated an antique shop in Rochester for the past thirteen years but prior to that time had been a carpenter.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born November 3, 1877 the son of Henry and Rachel (SIMCOKE) PASCHALL. In a ceremony performed in Rochester, November 18 1899 he was married to Elma WINES.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter Mrs. Ralph LEININGER, Akron; son Berlin PASCHALL, Hammond; three sisters, Mrs. Mary McGARVEY and Mrs. Flora DAVIS of Gardena, California, and Mrs. Gladys ALLEN of Hammond; a brother, John PASCHALL, Rochester; and two grandsons, Robert [LEININGER] and Byron LEININGER, of Akron.
The last rites will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home prior to the hour of the funeral service.

Tuesday, May 21, 1940

Relatives here have received word of the death of Leslie STEFFEY, aged 67. Mr. Steffey, a resident of Knox, passed away at a hospital in LaPorte, where he was stricken with lockjaw after receiving a cut on his finger about two weeks ago. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2:00 o'clock, at Knox and burial will be made at Knox.

Wednesday, May 22, 1940

South Bend, May 22. -- Deloise WARE, aged 31, of rural route No. 1, Snowberry road, New Carlisle, this county, died of a heart attack at 3:15 p.m. Monday in his home. He was born in Rochester, Ind., Oct. 24, 1908, and came to New Carlisle from Huntington, Ind., 14 years ago.
He was married to Miss Stella SZCZODROWSKA, who survives, on April 20, 1932, in St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic church, Terre Coupe, this county.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Velva NIVER and Mrs. Margaret ELLIS, both of Mishawaka, and four brothers, James O. WARE, of Anderson, Ind.; Donald [WARE] and Floyd WARE, of Huntington, Ind., and Berlyn WARE, of Mishawaka.
Friends will be received in the home. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m Thursday (CST) in St. Stanislaus Kostka church, with Rev. John WROBLEWSKI, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Polish cemetery.

Delbert B. MECHLING, aged 59 years, farmer who lived a mile east of Tiosa died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Kelly hospital at Argos. Death was due to paralysis and followed a stroke which he suffered five years ago.
The deceased was born on a farm near Tiosa, November 21, 1880. His parents were Henry and Maria MECHLING. He had lived all of his life on the farm where he was born.
Mr. Mechling was twice married. He was first married to Bertha LELAND on June 17, 1905 who preceded him in death and the second marriage was to Ethel BOYCE on February 10, 1934.
Survivors are the wife, son, Lloyd MECHLING, Rockford, Ill.; 4 step-daughters, Mrs. Robert LOWERY, Argos; Mrs. Walter RHEINHOLT, LaPorte; Mrs. Jesse ROBINSON, Warsaw, and Miss Barbara Ann BOYCE of Plymouth and sister, Mrs. Harry OSBORN of Rochester.
A prayer service will be held in the Mechling home at 1:30 p.m. (CST) Thursday after which the cortege will leave for the Christian church in Argos where the last rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. THOMAS of Rochester assisted by Rev. Ernest TREBER of Argos. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Mrs. Thomas QUINN died at her home in Bunker Hill Tuesday night following an illness of four weeks due to complications. Mrs. Quinn, the mother of Mrs. Tribbett BIDDINGER, is well known in Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Bunker Hill Methodist church and burial will be made in Bunker Hill.

Thursday, May 23, 1940

Roann, May 23. -- The death of Mrs. Rebecca J. RICKEL, 72, wife of Samuel V. RICKEL, occurred at her home here last evening at 4:45 o'clock.
The body was taken to the Moyer funeral home at Akron. Funeral services will be held at the Brethren church in Roann Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
The only child of William and Elizabeth SAYGER, she was born Oct. 16, 1867, in Kosciusko county.
On Aug. 16, 1885, she was married to Samuel V. RICKEL. Five children were born to this union. A daughter died in infancy.
Surviving are the husband; four children, Mrs. Florence BROWN of Macy; Gordon RICKEL of Maywood, Ill.; Kelsie RICKEL of Anderson; and Mrs. Estil CASSIL of St. John Ind.; also six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Margaret Susanna SIMON, aged 74 wife of Rev. S. SIMON, pastor of the First United Brethren church, died at the parsonage, 219 West Sixth street, at 4:35 o'clock this morning. Death was due to chronic myocarditia and followed an illness of three years.
The deceased was born in Whitley county, April 13, 1866. Her parents were Levi and Sarah (MILLER) EBERSOLE. In a ceremony performed in Whitley county, November 7, 1897, she was married to Rev. Simon.
Mrs. Simon had been a resident of Rochester since September 20, 1939 when she moved to this city from Frankfort at which time her husband was assigned as pastor of the Rochester U.B. church. Mrs. Simon was a member of the Pleasant Chapel U.B. church in Huntington county.
Since their marriage, Rev. Simon has filled pastoral assignments in the following stations: Fawn River, Mich.; North Judson, Donaldson, Walkerton, Solomon's Creek, Greentown, Butler, Converse, Burket, Atwood, South Whitley and Erie in Indiana.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters by a previous marriage, Mrs. Clean ROBBINS of Burr Oak, Mich.; and Mrs. Emmett BLOUGH of Columbia City; two brothers, William EBERSOLE, Lansing, Mich. and Levi EBERSOLE of Roanoke; nine grandchildren six great-grandchildren and three nephews.
A prayer service will be held in the United Brethren parsonage at 219 West Sixth street at 12 o'clock noon Sunday after which the cortege will leave for Goblesville where the funeral services will be held from the United Brethren church.
The last rites will be in charge of Rev. B. H. CAIN, D.D., of Warsaw, superintendent of the St. Joseph U.B. Conference assisted by Rev. Cecil R. SMITH, pastor of the Pleasant Hill U.B. church. Burial will be made in the Lutheran cemetery in Huntington county.
Friends may view the body at the United Brethren parsonage prior to the hour of the prayer service Sunday.

Word has been received by Mrs. Robert KING, who is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur METZLER, of the death of her father-in-law, Dr. William BOOK, head of the Department of Psychology at Indiana university. Dr. Book died last night in Long Beach, Calif., after suffering from heart trouble for the past few months.

Friday, May 24, 1940

Mrs. Granville HOLLOWAY has received word of the death of her brother, Abner THOMPSON of Markle. Mr. Thompson died Thursday evening and funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in Marke.

Saturday, May 25, 1940

George WARNE, a former resident of the Mooresburg neighborhood west of Kewanna died at his home in Chicago Monday after a brief illness due to heart disease. Mr. Warne had been in the advertising business for several years. The survivors are the wife, Grace E. WARNE, a son Ray [WARNE], and a daughter, Helen [WARNE], all of Chicago. Funeral services were held there Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Oak Ridge cemetery.

Victor C. GARDNER, aged 73, retired business man, died at his home, 915 Monroe street, at 9 o'clock Friday evening after an illness of 10 months due to a heart ailment. He had been seriously ill for the past four weeks.
He was born in Thornton, Ill., on October 6, 1866, the son of Charles and Susan [WEBB] GARDNER. He had lived in Rochester for the past thirteen years moving here from Chicago.
In a ceremony performed in the O. E. NELSON residence, Logansport, December 21, 1927 Mr Gardner was married to Miss Belle ERNSPERGER of Rochester.
Surviving are the wife, a son by a previous marriage, Clarence V. GARDNER, Seattle, Wash.; brother, Ira C. GARDNER, Momence, Ill, and a granddaughter, Jeanne GARDNER of Seattle.
The last rites will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Glenn C. McGEE officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home prior to the hour of the last rites.

William (Benny) CATON, aged 80, a former Grass Creek resident and teacher, died at his home in Princess Ann, Maryland, Friday, May 3, after a long illness due to cancer. Mrs. David HIZER, of Kewanna, a niece of Mrs. Caton received the word.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Norah DOWNEY STANLEY, who died in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 18, 1940. The deceased was born in Rochester and grew to womanood here.
She took an active interest in musical circles and had a large class of piano students in Rochester. Mrs. Stanley was a member of the Methodist church. Her husband died a number of years ago.
She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Louis HEINTZLEMAN of South Bend and Mrs. E. O. STRONG of Akron; a half-brother, Dr. D. H. DOWNEY and a step-mother, Mrs. Mary DOWNEY, both of Dover, Ohio.

Monday, May 27, 1940

Levi H. MATTHEWS, 84, a pioneer citizen of Kewanna, passed away Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William TUCKER, of Lucerne. Death resulted from cmplications. He had made his home with his daughter since last March.
The deceased who was the son of John and Martha MATTHEWS was born on a farm in the Fletcher's Lake community in the year 1856. His wife who was Martha REDER, preceded him in death 17 years ago. Mr. Matthews was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. TUCKER, of Fletchers Lake; Mrs. Leota BIBLER, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a son, Harry MATTHEWS; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at the Kewanna Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. J. W. NIELL in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Edgar G. KEEBLER received a telegram this morning of the death of Herman KEEBLER of Montoursville, Penn., father of Mrs. Stanley CARR, formerly of Fulton county but now of Montoursville, Penn., and who is also the uncle of Clarence [KEEBLER] and Edgar KEEBLER and Mrs. Elizabeth FELIX of this city. The deceased has many friends in this community, having visited here on numerous occasions. Burial will be Wednesday afternoon in Montoursville.

Roy TITUS, aged 59, cafe owner of Logansport who spent many summers at Lake Manitou died Sunday in the St. Joseph Hospital, Logansport. He had been ill for several months.

Funeral services for Mrs. A. H. [Mary O. PAIGE] SKINNER, aged 88, in whose husband's honor the local post of Spanish-American War veterans was named, were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the residence, 228 West Eighth street, with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery with the Skinner Post and its Auxiliary conferring military honors.
Mrs. Skinner died at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon after an illness of one year due to complications. She was born in Proctorville, Vermont, May 11, 1852, and had lived in Rochester for 60 years moving here from her birthplace. Her parents were Timothy and Rebecca (OSBORN) PAIGE.
In a ceremony performed January 19, 1879 she was united in marriage with Albert SKINNER, who was a Civil War veteran and served as an officer in the Spanish-American War with a company which was recruited in Rochester.
Mr. Skinner's father, William SKINNER, established the first commercial hotel at Lake Manitou and built the first cottage on the lake. At that time the lake was in three sections and was before the dam was placed at the outlet of the present Lake Manitou. A. H. Skinner operated hotels and a book store in Rochester for a number of years and was a cousin of Otis SKINNER, the famous actor. He died 23 years ago.
Mrs. Skinner was a member of the Episcopal church and was a charter member of the Auxilliary of the A. H. Skinner post of Spanish-American WAr veterans. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Bess SKINNER at home, and four cousins who reside in Vermont.

Friday, May 31, 1940

Mrs. Mary Francis FRANKLIN, aged 85, died at 8:20 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Anna FRANKLIN at the south edge of Fulton. Death was due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born in Carroll county, March 23, 1855. She has lived in Kewanna and Fulton for the past nine years moving to Fulton from Kewanna four weeks ago.
Mrs. Franklin's husband, William H. FRANKLIN, died eight years ago. She was a member of the Baptist church at Kewanna.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Eunice QUINN, Lemont, Ill.; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Willis T. FUGATE, aged 75, a retired business man of Indianapolis, died late Wednesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Max HARDIN, 1212 South Madison street, after an illness of a year due to complications.
He was born in Indianapolis February 25, 1865. His parents were James L. and Mary LOVE FUGATE. He had lived in Rochester for the past two years, coming here from West Palm Beach, Fla.
For a number of years Mr. Fugate was engaged in the hardware business in Indianapolis and later was an insurance agent. He was a member of the Third Christian church of Indianapolis.
Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Adah H. FUGATE, 1212 Madison street; daughter, Mrs. HARDIN; son, Harry C. FUGATE, Palm Beach, Fla.; grandson, George William FUGATE, Birmingham, Ala.; and two sisters, Mrs. Flora SWIGGERT, San Juan, Porto Rico; and Mrs. G. H. NOYES of Newton Highlands, Mass.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster funeral home in West Sixth street at 10 o'clock Monday morning with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the Crown Hill cemetery at Indianapolis.

Saturday, June 1, 1940

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary FRANKLIN of Kewanna, who passed away Friday morning at the home of Mrs. Anna FRANKLIN in Fulton, will be held from the Baptist church in Fulton Sunday afternoon at 1:30 with Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR in charge and burial will be made in the Mound cemetery in Howard county near Young America. Mrs. Franklin is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Emma QUINN of Lamont, Ill., instead of Mrs. Eunice QUINN as was stated in The News-Sentinel yesterday.

Tuesday, June 4, 1940

John M. WICKIZER, aged 71, retired farmer, died at his home, 338 West Walnut street, Argos, at 12:15 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of six weeks.
He had been a life resident of the Argos community and was born on a farm in the Poplar Grove neighborhood October 12, 1868. His parents were Elyski and Lettie (CLIFTON) WICKIZER. In a ceremony performed June 20, 1894, he was married to Elizabeth SCHEUERMAN.
Survivors are the wife, two sons, Maurice [WICKIZER] and Hillis WICKIZER of Argos; six sissters, Mrs. Bertha THOMPSON, Argos, Mrs. William KEPLER, Culver, Mrs. C. C. WATS, South Bend, Mrs. Lottie HITE, Rochester, Mrs. Georgia GROSSMAN, Argos and Mrs. William LOWRY, Culver and a brother, Roy WICKIZER of Culver.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.
A short prayer service will be held from the Grossman Funeral Home at 2 p.m. (CST) Thursday with Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Christian church officiating.
The cortege will then go to the Poplar Grove church west of Argos where the funeral services will be held in charge of the Rev. Mr. Treber. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Monday, June 10, 1940

Mrs. Julia C. BOOTHE, 59, passed away Sunday morning at her farm home, two miles west of Argos on State Road 10. Death resulted from a tumor following an illness of two months' duration. Mrs. Boothe had been a resident of the Argos community for the past two years, moving there from Bremen, Ind.
Julia C. [RADIBAUGH], daughter of Oliver B. and Susan RADIBAUGH, was born in Bremen, Ind., on June 21st, 1880. She was united in marriage with Eldred L. BOOTHE on June 12th, 1913.
The survivors are her husband, a son, Eldred Benton BOOTHE, and a brother, William RADIBAUGH, of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock (CST) at the Wesleyan Methodist church, of Plymouth. Rev. V. L. GLOVER will officiate. Burial will be made in the Oak Lawn cemetery at Plymouth. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, up until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, June 12, 1940

Logansport, June 12. -- Mrs. Mary MOWBRAY, 60, wife of Major Ralph MOWBRAY, retired instructor at the Culver Military Academy, and a member of a prominent pioneer family of this city, succumbed Monday night at a hospital in South Bend after an illness of several months.
Born in Cass county, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Martha FORMAN. She was adopted by the aunt and uncle, the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. SNIDER. Mr. Snider was a prominent pioneer local business man.
Following her marriage in 1915, she was a frequent visitor here. She is survived by her husband and daughter, Mrs. McCarness GOODE, wife of a Culver Military academy instructor.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at 374 Eastside road in Culver with Rev. ROLAND of Plymouth officiating. Burial is to be made in Mt. Hope cemetery in Logansport at about 4 o'clock the same afternoon.

Mrs. Estella LOCKHART, RR 4, Rochester, has received word of the death of Mrs. Mary ROBERTS which occurred at her home in Hiland, Calif., on June 8 following a sudden heart attack. Her only close survivor is a daughter, Mrs. Jack SHEETS of Hiland, Calif. Mrs. Sheets and Mrs. Roberts both have friends in this city and have visited here on several occasions.

Logansport, June 12. -- Ellis F. PASCHEN, 37, former Cass county farmer, was killed instantly late Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by lightning while plowing in a cornfield on his farm, six miles west of Thornhope. One of the two mules drawing his plow also was killed by the bolt.
Paschen was plowing in the middle of the field only about a quarter of mile southwest of his home. Although the sky was overcast and threatening rain, it was not storming when the lightning struck the riding plow on which he was sitting, killing both him and one of the mules.
A neighbor, Henry SOMMERSELDT, and his son, Walter [SOMMERSELDT], who were working in a field about a half mile away saw the mule fall following the flash of lightning and walked over to investigate.
Believing at first that Paschen was still alive but unconscious, the men made attempts to revive him while a Royal Center physician was called. However, they could see that the victim was beyond aid, and the physician upon his arrival confirmed the fact that the man was dead, apparently having died instantly.
Although Mrs. Paschen was in the house when the lightning struck her husband, she was not aware of it until the Sommerseldts informed her of what had happened.
Coroner Claude BURSON of Francesville was notified and conducted his investigation. It was indicated that no public inquest will be held.
The deceased was born in Pulaski county on November 6, 1902, the son of Henry and Bertha PASCHEN.
He had resided in Bethlehem township, Cass county, until last March, when he purchased the farm where he had since resided.
Surviving are the parents, who reside one mile north of Metea; the widow, Lottie [PASCHEN]; a one-year-old son, James Ellis [PASCHEN]; four sisters, Hilda HUFFER, Bringhurst; Helen STERN, Chicago; Anna [PASCHEN] and Edith [PASCHEN], both at home; and three brothers, Albert [PASCHEN], Hammond; Everett [PASCHEN], Spencerville, Ind.; and Wilbert [PASCHEN], Metea.
The body was removed to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton for preparation for burial, and will be returned to the home of the parents this noon.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Metea Baptist church, Rev. Harry REA officiating. Burial will be made in the Metea cemetery.

Friday, June 14, 1940

John McCLUNG received word today of the death of his brother-in-law, Attorney Ernest T. BROWN of Indianapolis which occurred at his home at New Bethel on Road 29 north of Indianapolis early today. Mr. Brown was well known here and had often visited in Rochester. Survivors are the wife, five daughters and two sons.

Mrs. Mary Ellen PUTMAN BURNS, 79, passed away at 11:30 Thursday night at her home two miles west of Akron. Death resulted from complications. The deceased had been ill for the past year. Mrs. Burns, who had been a resident of Henry township throughout her entire life had a widespread acquaintance of friends in that section of the county.
Mary Ellen, daughter of Peter and Sarah PUTMAN, was born September 19th, 1860 on a farm west of Akron. Fifty years ago she was united in marriage with George A. BURNS. Mrs. Burns was a member of the United Brethren church.
The following children survive: Cecil [BURNS], who resided with his mother; Estil [BURNS], of Wabash; Ivan [BURNS], of Peru; Vernon [BURNS], of Mt. Zion; Claude [BURNS], of Gilead; Max [BURNS] and Goldie [BURNS], at home, and Mrs. Opal HUFFMAN, of Gilead.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Athens United Brethren church. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, at Athens.

South Bend, June 14 (INS) -- Lester Eugene ARTER, 32, formerly of Rochester, was found dead today in a garage at the rear of his home here.
Deputy Coroner Samuel E. BECHTOLD said indications were that Arter had taken his own life by carbon monoxide gas.
Arter apparently drove his car into the garage and left the motor running, Dr. Bechtold said. His body was sprawled across the front seat and he had been dead five or six hours. The motor of the car had stopped.
Arter left no notes, according to his father, Samuel ARTER, who discovered the body. The father said his son had taken him to work Thursday afternoon and was supposed to call for him about 11:30 last night. When the father reached home early this morning he started looking for his son.
Arter was employed by the Bendix Aviation Corporation of South Bend. Funeral services will be held here Monday afternoon.
-- Lester E. ARTER was born in Rochester the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel ARTER. His father served as Fulton county sheriff for four years and for many years operated a blacksmith shop in Rochester.
Family of the dead man do not believe that Lester Arter was a suicide. They think that he suffered a heart attack when he drove his car in the garage at his home and then was overcome by the deadly carbon monoxide gas fumes. He had no reason to end his life, the Arter family stated.
The deceased was educated in the schools of Rochester and studied to be a minister of the Methodist church in a Chicago seminary, later changing his course to a commercial one. Lester Arter was a member of the Methodist church while a resident of Rochester.
The last rites will be held from the Orvis funeral home in South Bend Monday at 2 p.m. (DST) with Rev. T. L. STOVALL officiating. The Arter home in South Bend is at 815 24th street.

Saturday, June 15, 1940

Francis M. COPLEN, 81, retired Mentone farmer, who was better known as Frank COPLEN, died at his home there Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock of old age and complications after a long illness. He had been an invalid since he was injured in an automobile accident four years ago New Year's eve. He was a patient in Woodlawn hospital for many weeks following the accident.
He was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, January 16, 1859, the son of Isaac and Sarah COPLEN, and moved with his parents to a farm in Newcastle township, Fulton county, Ind., at the age of seven.
He resided there until approximately ten yeas ago, when he retired and moved to Mentone. He sold his farm about a year ago. He was united in marriage to Addie GROVE, Jan. 6, 1881. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Mentone.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Wallace [COPLEN], Warsaw, and Walter [COPLEN], Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Mrs. Dr. ANDERSON, Mentone, Mrs. James HALL, Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Alonzo [COPLEN], Argos, James [COPLEN], Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Tena TAYLOR, Warsaw; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the Coplen home in Mentone at 3 p.m. (CST) Sunday.

The date of the funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen BURNS, 79, who died at her home west of Akron Thursday night has been changed from 2 p.m. Sunday until 2 p.m. Monday, June 17. Change was made necessary because children of the deceased who live in the west are enroute here and could not reach Rochester by Sunday. The Burns rites are to be held from the United Brethren church at Athens.

Monday, June 17, 1940

John A. TATMAN, aged 80, retired farmer, died at his home in Fulton at 10:45 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of 15 months due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born in Jasper county, April 26, 1860, and had lived in the Fulton community for forty years. In a ceremony performed January 1, 1893 he was united in marriage to Myrtle CHALK. Mr. Tatman was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness church at Fulton.
Surviving are the widow and three sons, Raymond [TATMAN], Logansport; Rome [TATMAN], Fulton; and Leslie [TATMAN]; two daughters, Mrs. Jessie TURNER, Fort Wayne; and Mrs. Verdie FALL, near Fulton; and twelve grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Pilgrim Holiness church, Rev. J. L. PURSLEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the home to view the remains as the casket will not be opened at the church.

Mrs. Edith Mae ZARTMAN, 49, passed away Saturday evening, 11:20 o'clock, at her home a mile north of Macy. Death resulted from a heart attack which she suffered only a few moments before her demise. The deceased had been a resident of the Macy community for the past 14 years and had a host of friends in that vicinity.
Edith Mae [SECORE], daughter of Daniel M. and Sarah (LITTLE) SECORE was born in Kosciusko county, on January 28th, 1891. On Decemter 12th, 1908, she was united in marriage with Charles ZARTMAN. Mrs. Zartman was a member of the Christian church.
The survivors are her husband, two daughters, Bonnie Jean [ZARTMAN], at home; Mrs. Herman JONES, of Rochester; her father, Daniel SECORE, of Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Roy HATTERY, Mrs. Everett SHOWALTER, both of Akron; Mrs. Silas ALSPACH, of Macy, and a brother, Harley SECORE, of Akron.
Funeral services, in charge of Rev. R. M. BROCK were held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the Macy Christian church. Burial was made in the Plainview cemetery, near Macy.

George HOFFMAN, 86, former resident of Akron, passed away Saturday morning in Glendale, Calif. He had been critically ill for a week. He had been a resident of California for the past 20 years, moving there from Detroit, Mich.
Mr. Hoffman was born in Akron on August 7th, 1854, and resided in that community for a score of years. His parents were Henry and Magdelena HOFFMAN. Over 50 years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Allie KEESECKER, the ceremony being solemnized at Macy, Ind. Mr. Hoffman was a railroader on the Wabash, and resided in Detroit until he was retired on a pension. He was a member of the Masonic order and the German Christian Lutheran church.
The survivors are two sons, Gerald HOFFMAN of Lincoln Park, Mich.; Clifford HOFFMAN, of Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. Joe LIZIER, of Glendale, Calif.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Noah [HOFFMAN] and Samuel [HOFFMAN], of Akron; and three sisters, Mrs. Anna WILHOIT, of South Bend; Mrs. Adeline MILLER, of Three Rivers, Mich.; and Miss Ida HOFFMAN, of Glendale, Calif.
Funeral services were held in Glendale, Calif., Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, June 18, 1940

Larry Jean [OLDFATHER], the day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl OLDFATHER, of Kokomo, passed away Monday afternoon at the Kelly hospital in Argos. The child is survived by its parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred NETHERCUTT of near Argos and Mr. and Mrs. Harry OLDFATHER, of Kokomo.
Funeral services were conducted at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, at four o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Ernest TREBER officiated. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Thursday, June 20, 1940

Mrs. Ann (PINDER) WARE, 83, passed away early Thursday morning at her farm home, four miles southeast of Kewanna. Death resulted from pneumonia after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Ware had been a resident of Wayne township for the past 58 years and had many friends throughout that community.
Mrs. Ware was born in Cass county on October 14th, 1856. She was the daughter of Michael and Ann PINDER. On February 2nd, 1881, she was united in marriage with Henry M. WARE, the ceremony being solemnized in the St. Ann's church at Kewanna. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Ware was a member of the Rosary Sodality of the St. Ann's Catholic church, of Kewanna.
The survivors are a son, James WARE, of Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Agnes LARKIN, who resided with her mother; four grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth [WARE], Margaret Ann [WARE] and James Henry WARE, and Billy LARKIN, all of Kewanna, and a brother and sister, Frank [PINDER] and Catherine PINDER, both of Lucerne, Ind.
Funeral services will be held in the St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna, Saturday morning at nine o'clock. Rev. BREITENBACH will officiate. Interment will be made in the St. Ann's cemetery at Grass creek.

Mrs. Sarah Frances HOFF, aged 19, Peru, a former resident of Akron, died in the Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru early Wednesday morning from complications which followed an operation.
The deceased was born August 25, 1920 on the farm of her parents, George and Catherine SMITH, which farm is located four and a half miles southeast of Akron. She had resided in Peru for the past year or since her marriage to Paul HOFF.
Survivors are the parents, her husband and a half-sister, Mrs. Valera ROBINSON, who resides on a farm southeast of Akron.
The funeral services will be held from the Emanuel Evangelical church southeast of Akron at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Bethel cemetery.
The body has been moved to the Moyer funeral home in Akron where it will remain until Froday morning when it will be moved to the home of the kparents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Warren ROGERS, aged 75, succumbed at his home, 121 West Third street, at 2:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage which was suffered Monday. Mr. Rogers, however, had been in ill health for the past year. He had been a resident of Rochester for the past five years.
The deceased was born in Dixon, Ohio, on March 7th, 1865. He was united in marriage with Mary HIMLER in 1886 at Fort Wayne, Ind. His parents were Alexander and Lydia (REED) ROGERS. Mr. Rogers followed the occupation of railroading until he retired a few years ago. He came to Rochester from Indianapolis.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jessie RARBAUGH, of Thompson, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Emma HAHN, of Peru; and Frank ROGERS, of Fort Wayne, a brother.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Garfield CHILCOTT residence where Mr. Rogers made his home. Rev. LONG will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Chilcott residence prior to the funeral.

South Bend, June 20. -- Maben D. SCHAFFER, aged 46, of 510 South Main street, a veteran of the World war and a past national commander of the Veterans' League of America, died in his home at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday after eight months' illness with a heart ailment.
Mr. Schaffer was employed as a member of the Bendix corporation police and was active in the Bendix post No. 284, American Legion. He was a member of its drum and bugle corps. In the World war he served with the regular army, then with the 29th aero squadron, holding the rank of corporal.
Friends may call at the Earl C. Hollis chapel until 11 a.m. Saturday when the body will be taken to the Second Church of the Brethren for funeral rites at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos, Ind.
Surviving Mr. Schaffer are his widow, Mrs. Emeline HUTCHINSON SCHAFFER, whom he married in Argos in 1926; a step-daughter, Mrs. Martin STUART, of Goshen, Ind.; a brother, Gordon SCHAFFER, of Grovertown, Ind.; and a sister, Mrs. Eura VanHOLABECK, of Chicago. He was born in Plymouth, Ind., July 24, 1894, and came here from that city 30 years ago.

Saturday, June 22, 1940

Marvin LOUDEN, 82, passed away Friday morning at his home one mile south of Maxinkuckee. Death resulted from complications following an illness of two years' duration. He had been a resident of the Maxinkuckee community throughout his entire life. Mr. Louden was born in Marshall county on April 26, 1858.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Florence WOODRUFF, of Maxinkuckee; Mrs. Clara WOOLEY, of Marion; two sons, T. P. LOUDEN, of Leiters Ford; Dick LOUDEN, of Culver; and a sister, Mrs. Amanda STEVENS, of Denver, Colo.
Funeral services will be held at the home, Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock (CST). Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Monday, June 24, 1940

Adam A. BLINN, 72, retired farmer, passed away at 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home, 1200 College, following an illness of five months.
Born December 12, 1867, he was the son of Samuel and Rebecca BLINN and spent all of his life in this community with the exception of 12 years in Marion. On January 18, 1895, he was united in marriage with Sarah J. GRAHAM who preceded him in death. In 1920, he was married to Roxie GOLDTRY. Mr. Blinn was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges.
Surviving are two sons, Merle BLINN of Marion and Chester [BLINN], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Homer ROBBINS of Elkhart, Ind., two sisters, Mrs. Catherine JONES of Marion and Mrs. Molly PULLEY of Robinson, Ill.; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Foster funeral home with Rev. CALL officiating. Burial is to be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Flotilla MILLER, aged 66, a former resident of Rochester died at her home, 707 East Sixth street, Mishawaka, at 1:22 o'clock Monday morning. Death was due to injuries which she received in a fall January 8, 1940.
The deceased was born on a farm near Athens, April 30, 1874, and was the daughter of Henry and Aurilla (FOWLER) GARNER. Mrs. Miller had resided in Mishawaka for the past seven years.
Mrs. Miller was twice married. She was first married to Charles DAWSON in 1896 who preceded her in death in 1931. On December 25, 1933 at South Bend she was married to John M. MILLER. Mrs. Miller was a member of the United Brethren church at Athens.
Survivors are the husband, daughter, Mrs. Marie MILLER, South Bend; a step-daughter, Mrs. Neva CUNNINGHAM, Rochester; two brothers, William [GARNER] and John GARNER; and a sister, Mrs. Anna SANDERS, all of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Rochester United Brethren church with Rev. Leroy GARNER of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the John Garner residence one-quarter mile north of Rochester on State Road 31 from 4 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of the last rites.

Tuesday, June 25, 1940

Delbert Ray LOWMAN, aged 49, South Bend, a former resident of Richland township died in the Epworth hospital, South Bend, Monday evening following an operation for a tumor of the brain.
Details for an obituary could not be obtained here today. He is survived by his wife and a son, James [LOWMAN], of South Bend, the mother, Mrs. Lavina LOWMAN of Richland Center, and two sisters, Mrs. Russell FISHER of Richland Center and Mrs. Luther STOCKBERGER of Ladysmith, Wis.
The last rites will be held from the Jordan church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Wednesday, June 26, 1940

Jess ADKINS, aged 54, co-owner of the COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS and one of the most widely known showmen in the United States died at 11 o'clock Tuesday night in a hospital at Gardner, Mass., following a heart attack suffered earlier that evening. He was in Gardner on tour with the circus.
[photo of Jess Adkins]
Mr. Adkins was stricken while at dinner in his private railroad car which was attached to the circus train. He was attended by Dr. James PARTELLO, circus physician, who ordered him removed to the hospital in Gardner. Mr. Adkins' death was entirely unexpected and came as a distinct shock to his many friends in the amusement and business world.
Mr. Adkins was born in Van Buren, Ind., a small town in Grant county near Marion on February 22, 1886. His parents were William A. and Elizabeth (GRICE) ADKINS. The Adkins family later moved to Warren, Ind., where Mr. Adkins received his education. He was a graduate of the Huntington Business College at Huntington.
Shortly after his graduation from the business college Mr. Adkins started his long career as a circus man when he was named an accountant with the Ringling Brothers Circus. He traveled with this circus for several seasons where he rose from one position to another until he was superintendent.
Mr. Adkins then was named manager of the Gentry Brothers Dog and Pony Show which had its winterquarters in Bloomington, Ind. From this circus he went to the Howe's Great London Shows and then with the late Ben WALLACE of Peru as manager of the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus.
When the Wallace interests were purchased by the American Circus Corporation headed by the late Bert BOWERS and Jerry MUGIVAN of Peru Mr. Adkins continued with them and managed their circus enterprises which included the John Robinson, Sells-Floto and Heganbeck-Wallace.
In 1929 the American Circus Corporation was purchased by the Ringling interests and Mr. Adkins continued with Ringlings as the manager of their various circus units. In 1935 with Zack TERRELL, Mr. Adkins organized the Indiana Circus Corporation and launched the COLE BROTHERS-CLYDE BEATTY circus from winterquarters which were established in Rochester in the buildings formerly owned by the ROCHESTER BRIDGE COMPANY. This was a 40 car circus.
The circus featured Allen KING, Clyde BEATTY and Ken MAYNARD. In 1938 Mr. Terrell and Mr. Adkins formed the Robbins Brothers Circus with Mr. Adkins managing the Robbins circus and Mr. Terrell the Cole show.
The 1940 opening of the Cole show was made here on May 3 and the circus was on a tour of the New England states when Mr. Adkins was stricken.
Mr. Adkins believed in the circus as an American amusement institution. When many doubted that the circus would survive against moving pictures and other sporting enterprises, Mr. Adkins always expressed his belief that the circus would never die and his conclusions proved true as this year circuses have staged a wonderful comeback in the United States.
Mr. Adkins was a very large man and made a very picturesque appearance as he dressed in a manner in keeping with circus traditions. He was known by circus people as a true friend, kind, considerate and patient, and was generous in his charities, especially to persons who had been associated with him in the amusement world, no matter how menial a capacity they might have served him.
Mr. Adkins had two hobbies, fishing and the collecting of historical data. While on tour with the various circuses with which he was identified he always found time to visit places of historical interest. He had pictures of such places which he kept in large albums along with priceless information concerning the points of interest.
Mr. Adkins was in the circus business all of his life except for two years when he was in the United States navy during the World War when he served on transports taking American soldiers to France and for a year after he was discharged from the navy when he was a field man for the Fox Film Company in their Chicago office.
The deceased had resided in Peru and Rochester for a number of years. His residence in this city for four years, was at 531 North Pontiac street. He was a member of the United Brethren church, Masonic orders, Elks lodge and the Rotary Club of Peru and of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post of this city. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Shrine at Ft. Wayne. Mr. Adkins was a past president of the Rotary Club at Peru.
Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Theresa ADKINS, a son, Thomas [ADKINS]; and daughter, Patricia [ADKINS], who were with Mr. Adkins when he succumbed; a son Bobbie ADKINS, and a daughter, Helen ADKINS, of Peru, who were children by a previous marriage, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle HUPP of Milwaukee, Wis.; and Mrs. Sadie ROYE of Marion.
The body will leave Gardner, Mass. this evening and will arrive in Logansport over the Pennsylvania railroad Thursday afternoon. It will be taken to the Allen funeral home in Peru where the last rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Rev. C. A. THORN will officiate and burial probably will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru.

Funeral services for Delbert R. LOWMAN, aged 49, former resident of Rochester will be held from the home, 1012 North Eddy street, South Bend at 1 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made in the Jordan cemetery four and one-half miles west of Argos. Lowman who was a truck driver died in the Epworth hospital, South Bend, Monday evening from a brain tumor. He was stricken Monday afternoon and was found unconscious in the yard of the South Bend Lumber company for which he was a driver.

Thursday, June 27, 1940

The body of the late Jess ADKINS, co-owner of the COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS who died in Gardner, Mass., Tuesday arrived in Logansport over the Pennsylvania railroad at 12:53 p.m. today. It was taken to the Allen Funeral Home in Peru where last rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Several Rochester people met the Adkins funeral party when it arrived in Logansport.

Friday, June 28, 1940

Mrs. Clara Mae BRUCE, aged 73, died at her home on South Logan street in Kewanna at 8 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of two years due to complications. During a greater portion of her illness Mrs. Bruce was bedfast.
The deceased was born in Argos, July 30, 1866. She had lived in Kewanna since her marriage to Charles Bruce. Mrs. Bruce was a member of the Methodist church at Kewanna.
Survivors are the husband, Charles BRUCE; a daughter, Mrs. Clifford WISELY, Peru, and four grandsons.
The funeral arrangements were incomplete at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Roah Rosetta STEVENS, 68, died Friday morning, one o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Delbert Imel, five miles southeast of Kewanna. Mrs. Stevens' former home was in Anderson, Ind. She had resided at the Imel home for the past six weeks. Mrs. Stevens was born August 21st, 1871.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Jenny BENNETT, of Ponito, Ind.; Mrs. Lucie RAISON, of Morgantown, Ind.; Mrs. Delbert IMEL, of near Kewanna; a son, Charles WEST, of Montpelier, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Eva MINCH, of Marion, Ind.; Mrs. Della STAHL, of Whitehall, Mich.; Mrs. Ida RAISON, of Anderson; two brothers, Charles HARROLD, of Montpelier, and Oscar HARROLD, of Muncie; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. T. J. REDER will be held at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, Sunday afternoon, two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Following an illness of five years Mrs. Bell DILMAN PERRY, 50, passed away Thursday at her home in Warsaw. Mrs. Perry had been bedfast for the past five weeks.
Mrs. Perry, who was the daughter of Peter and Mary DILMAN was born in Silver Lake, Ind., in 1890.
The survivors are her husband, one son and five daughters.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, one o'clock in Warsaw. Interment will be made in the Akron cemetery.

Saturday, June 29, 1940

Graveside funeral services were held at the Fulton cemetery, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Marie MARTIN TRAYLOR, aged 39 years, of Richmond, formerly of Fulton, who passed away Thursday morning in a Richmond hospital after several weeks' illness due to complications.
Funeral services were held in Richmond this morning and the body brought to Fulton for burial. Mrs. Traylor resided in Fulton when a girl with her grandparents, the late Dr. and Mrs. J. M. MORRIS.
Besides the husband, Andrew TRAYLOR, she is survived by her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Abe MARTIN of Peru; three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles BRUCE who died at her home in Kewanna yesterday will be held from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. W. NEILL will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna. The body was returned to the home at ---- o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Monday, July 1, 1940

Funeral services were held from the Church of God at Athens this afternoon for Helen May [BRYANT], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell BRYANT, Sedalia, who are former residents of Rochester. Services were in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH and burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. The baby was born in Rochester, December 26, 1939, and died in a hospital in Lafayette Saturday night. Survivors other than the parents are a brother, James [BRYANT], and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DARR, of this city.

Mis Marjorie Fern GORDON, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene GORDON, succumbed at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning at her home, one mile west of Macy, after an illness of two months.
She was born Oct. 22, 1926, in Fulton county near Kewanna, and moved to Macy with her parents three months ago.
Surviving are the parents; six brothers, Emerson [GORDON], Robert [GORDON], Russell [GORDON], Vorhes [GORDON], Francis [GORDON] and Paul [GORDON]; a sister, Mrs. Donna WILLIAMS, Fulton; and a grandmother, Mrs. Clara ROBBINS, Macy.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Fulton Baptist church, Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body is at the home where friends may call.

The funeral services for the late Jess H. ADKINS, co-owner of the COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS, who died suddenly Tuesday night at Gardner, Mass., while touring with his show were largely attended Saturday. Many from Rochester were there. The floral tributes were many and very beautiful. Counted in the mourners were many notables in the amusement world from throughout the nation.
The Rev. K. E. THORNE of Greensburg, former pastor of the First Christian church of Peru and personal friend of the deceased officiated at the rites which were held in the Allen funeral home in Peru. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. The Masonic funeral ritual was exemplified at the graveside.
Following are those who served as honorary pallbearers: John ROBINSON, IV, of Cincinnati; J. D. NEWMAN, of Cole Brothers circus; J. J. TINKEOM, manager of the Ringling Brothers interests at Peru; Ike WILE, Rochester merchant; A. C. BRADLEY, Rochester; Hugh BARNHART, of Rochester; A. B. JONES, Crawfordsville hotel owner; A. G. MAISE, Lancaster, Mo., banker; Harlan BURKHART, of Cole Brothers; Dr. S. D. MALOUS, Peru physician; Judge Hal C. PHELPS, of the Miami circuit court; Ed STINSON, secretary of the Detroit Shrine Temple; Gene HAERLAN, Dayton, Ohio, city engineer; Frank STUART, Oklahoma City outdoor advertising executive; John P. GRACE, Kokomo manufacturer; Floyd KING, of the Robbins circus; Frederick E. SCHORTMEIER, of Indianapolis, former secretary of state; Oren DAVENPORT, Chicago circus operator; J. E. LOWE, of Erie, Pa., and Bart CLICKARD, Peru Billboard representative.
Active pallbearers were Attorney Hurd J. HURST, T. H. DENTON, R. J. LOWELL, Joseph MARBURGER, William G. MILLER, and Clarence J. YAGER, representing the Peru Masonic lodge.
Mrs. Adkins came to Rochester shortly after the funeral with her son and daughter. They boarded on Erie passenger train to Jamestown, N.Y., where the Cole circus appeared today. Mrs. Adkins will assume a part of her late husband's duties as general manager of the show.

Tuesday, July 2, 1940

Kelsey P. RICHARDSON, 76, a pioneer citizen of this community, passed away at 8:45 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home, 512 North Pontiac street. Death resulted from angina pectoris. Although Mr. Richardson had been in ill health for the past three years, his condition had not been regarded as extremely grave and the news of his sudden death was a severe shock to his many friends throughout the city and county.
Mr. Richardson was born August 5th, 1863 on a farm near Rochester. His parents were James and Elisa (CAMP) RICHARDSON. In 1884, he was united in marriage to Forence E. STAHL, who preceded him in death a number of years ago. In December of 1930 he was married to Nellie EDWARDS, who survives.
The deceased who had resided in Rochester and vicinity throughout his entire life followed the occupation of farming and also served as Trustee of Rochester township. During his tenure as trustee he was active in obtaining for Rochester township the first consolidated rural school to be established in the State of Indiana. That school was known as the McKINLEY SCHOOL and was located about four miles northeast of Rochester on the Ft. Wayne road. Mr. Richardson retired from active business duties several years ago. He was an honorary member of the Spanish-American War Veterans.
The survivors are his wife, at home; seven sons, Fred [RICHARDSON], of Benton Harbor Mich.; Clyde [RICHARDSON], of Cleveland, O.; Kline [RICHARDSON], of Peoria, Ill.; Adolph [RICHARDSON] and Frank [RICHARDSON], of South Bend; Raymond [RICHARDSON], of Plymouth; Dr. Charles [RICHARDSON], of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Mary MORROW and Mrs. Helen Cay KENDALL, both of South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Ida SIMPSON, of South Bend; Mrs. Elizabeth GETTY, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Effie McINTYRE, of this city; two brothers, Willard [RICHARDSON], of South Whitley; Irvin [RICHARDSON], of South Bend; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Richardson residence, where friends may call prior to the hour of the funeral.

James H. BUTLER, 63, former resident of Gilead, Ind., passed away Monday afternoon, 1 o'clock, at his home on East Harrison street, Kokomo, Ind. Death resulted from a heart attack. Previous to the fatal attack he apparently had been enjoying his usual good health. Mr. Butler had resided in Kokomo for the past 15 years, where he was employed as a laborer.
The deceased who was the son of William L. and Kathryn BUTLER was born in Gilead, Ind. In 1901 he was united in marriage with Luella BUTLER. He was a member of the Brethren church, of Kokomo.
The survivors are his wife, five sons, Elmer [BUTLER], Alva [BUTLER], Weldon [BUTLER], Ellsworth [BUTLER], all of Kokomo; Cecil [BUTLER], of Denver, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Blanche LITTEL, of Baltimore, Md.; Miss Rhoda BUTLER, at home; Mrs. Margaret FRYE, of Kokomo; four brothers, Milo BUTLER of Inwood, Ind; Charles BUTLER of Peru; Barney [BUTLER] and George BUTLER of Rochester, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Brethren church, in Kokomo. Burial will be made in the Kokomo cemetery.

Wednesday, July 3, 1940

The body of Kelsey RICHARDSON will be taken to the First Baptist church at 12:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the home at 512 Pontiac street where friends can view the remains until the hour of the last rites at 2 p.m. Friends may also call at the home until the hour that the body is moved to the church.

John Franklin (Dick) MYERS, 66, life-long resident of Fulton county, passed away Tuesday afternoon, four o'clock at his home in Kewanna. Death resulted from complications, following a lengthy illness.
The deceased who was the son of William and Sarah MYERS was born October 5th, 1873. Mr. Myers, who followed the occupation of a carpenter was a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Lodge and the Encampment of Rebekahs. His wife preceded him in death.
The survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Anthony FELDER, of Kewanna; Mrs. Merle WIDDUP, of Winamac; Mrs. John HUDKINS, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. James HUNTER, of Toledo, Ohio; two step-sons, Charles WEST, of Rochester; Neil WEST, of South Bend; and a step-daughter, Maxine WEST.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of services.

Friday, July 5, 1940

Several members of the Leroy Shelton Legion Post and the Post's firing squad administered the Legion's military burial rites for Legionnaire Gustav SJOLIN, at the I.O.O.F. cemetery at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. Mr. Sjolin passed away at Forest Park, Ill, Wednesday. A number of years ago, the deceased resided in the vicinity of Argos.

Sidney B. LUDWIG, retired farmer residing four miles southeast of Fulton, passed away at his farm home Thursday afternoon, 1 o'clock. Death resulted from dropsy following a six months illness.
The deceased who was the son of Jackson and Lydia LUDWIG was born in Fulton county, Indiana, on September 11th, 1868. He was united in marriage with Caroline LINDER on March 22, 1903. Mrs. Ludwig preceded her husband in death on September 3, 1936.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ida BLACK, who resided with her father; a grandson, Garrett POWNALL; a sister, Miss Lillian LUDWIG, of east of Fulton and a brother, John LUDWIG, whose address is unknown.
Funeral services will be held at the farm home, Saturday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Jack YARIAN, of Flora, Ind., will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Saturday, July 6, 1940

John HAGAN, aged 86, one of the pioneer citizens of this community, passed away 5:40 o'clock Saturday morning, at the Woodlawn hospital, where he had been confined for the past six weeks. Death resulted from a gangrenous condition. Mr. Hagan had been in failing health for the past several months, however.
The deceased spent his entire life in Rochester and vicinity and had a legion of friends throughout both Rochester and Fulton county. In his earlier years, he followed the occupation of farming on a farm south of this city. About twenty years ago he retired from farming and took up his residency in Rochester.
John, son of Frederick and Hannah HAGAN, was born on a farm in the Antioch neighborhood, southwest of Rochester, on April 25, 1854. He was united in marriage with Rosa GOSS on April 19, 1877. His wife preceded him in death in November of 1936. Mr. and Mrs. Hagan were the parents of 11 children, eight of whom are living.
Sixty-four years ago, Mr. Hagan became a charter member of the Antioch church, and was a devout worker in the Christian interests of that community as long as he resided in that neighborhood. Prior to his death he was the sole surviving charter member of the church. Upon moving to Rochester, Mr. Hagan became a member of the Men's Bible class of the First Baptist church.
For the past three years, the deceased had made his home with his son, Ed Hagan, who resides south of this city.
The eight surviving children are: Charles W. HAGAN, of Montreal, Canada; Pearl [HAGAN] and Lloyd HAGAN, of Detroit; Mrs. Dan KLINE, of Elkhart; Mrs. F. L. TOMPKINS, of Indianapolis and Mrs. Frank SAUSAMAN, Ed HAGAN and Otis HAGAN, all of Rochester. Other survivors are nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon two o'clock at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. G. R. CRANE, assisted by Rev. H. T. RAFNEL will be in charge of the services.
Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, this city.

Andrew T. WAINSCOTT, 85, died at Woodlawn hospital at 10:45 Saturday morning following an extended illness. For the last several years he had resided with his son, Grover C. WAINSCOTT at 1130 Elm street.
He was born in Switzerland county, Indiana, May 6, 1865. On Nov. 29, 1874 he was united in marriage with Turley B. BASCOM who preceded him in death.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Nettie STARK, of Peoria, Ill.; and Mrs. Cordelia WARNER, of Dillsboro, Ind.; three sons, Grover C. WAINSCOTT, of Rochester; Carl R. [WAINSCOTT] and Marcus C. WAINSCOTT, both of South Bend. Two daughters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held from Foster funeral chapel Sunday afternon at 2 o'clock with Rev. G. J. LONG officiating. Friends may pay respects at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Dillsboro, Ind.

Monday, July 8, 1940

Richard [LeBLANC], five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis LeBLANC, of South Bend, passed away early today in a South Bend hospital from injuries he received Sunday, when he was struck by an automobile. The child is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Sol BURNS, of Athens.

Word has been received by friends here of the death of Mrs. Harold OSBORN of Maywood, Ill. Mrs. Osborn, the former Jean PETERSON, passed away Sunday. Both Mrs. Osborn, who was formerly Miss Jean PETERSON [sic], and Mr. Osborn formerly resided in Rochester.

Tuesday, July 9, 1940

Mrs. Eliza J. HOLLOWAY, aged 89, died at her home in Talma at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Monday morning. The aged lady had been in ill health for four years.
Mrs. Holloway was born in Kosciusko county, March 22, 1851, the daughter of James H. and Elizabeth (NICHOLS) BURNS. Her husband, Benjamin F. HOLLOWAY whom she married in Sevastapool, October 9, 1868, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Holloway had lived in Talma for the past seventeen years, moving there from Alabama. She was a member of the Brethren church at Akron.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Lucy THOMAS, Chicago; Mrs. Flora TEETER, Winona Lake, and Mrs. Frank ARTER of Talma, two sons, Max HOLLOWAY whose present address is unknown and Donald HOLLOWAY of Rochester; brother, J. H. BURNS, Rochester, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Two daughters and a son preceded their mother in death.
The last rites will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home prior to the last rites.

Graveside services for Richard LeBLANC, aged 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis LeBLANC of Mishawaka who was killed in an auto accident Sunday will be held in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The funeral proper will be held earlier in the afternoon at Mishawaka.
Following is an account of the accident, taken from a South Bend newspaper in which Richard, a former resident of Akron, met his death:
Richard LeBlanc, aged five, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis LeBlanc, of 2753 Lincoln Way East, Mishawaka, was fatally injured about 5 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by an automobile driven by Willard FLOWERS, 53, of 3815 East Pleasant street. The accident occurred in front of the boy's home.
Richard died at 8:40 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's hospital, Mishawaka, where he was taken in the Mishawaka city ambulance.
He suffered a basal skull fracture, a broken right leg and multiple cuts and bruises. Deputy Coroner BECHTOLD said death was caused by the skull fracture and an internal hemorrhage.
According to a report to the police, Richard was playing on the north side of the highway across from his home with a brother, William [LeBLANC], aged 13, and another boy. He suddenly broke away from them and dashed across the pavement, running into the path of the car being driven east on Lincoln way by Mr. Flowers.
He was struck by the left fender. Mr. Flowers told police that the speed of his car when it struck the boy was approximately 15 miles per hour.
Richard was born Nov. 24, 1934, in Akron, Ind., and moved to Mishawaka with his parents about three years ago. Also surviving are three sisters, Jo Ann [LeBLANC], Carolyn [LeBLANC] and Mary [LeBLANC]; three brothers, Buddy [LeBLANC], Gerald [LeBLANC] and William [LeBLANC]; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph COOK, of 209 South Hill street, Mishawaka, and Mr. and Mrs. Sol BURNS, of Rochester, Ind.

Wednesday, July 10, 1940

U. B. SAUSAMAN, 77, former resident of Henry township, passed away Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clark Lewis, who resides near Twelve Mile. Death resulted from complications following an illness of three months' duration. Mr. Sausaman had resided in the Twelve Mile neighborhood for the past three years.
The deceased who was the son of Henry and Katherine SAUSAMAN was born in Ohio, on July 24th, 1862. In 1892 he was united in marriage with Diantha HERENDEEN. She passed away in 1931. Mr. Sausaman followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Clark LEWIS; Mrs. Gladys SOWERS, of South Bend; Mrs. Hazel LEWIS, of Terrill, Iowa; three brothers, Frank [SAUSAMAN], of North Manchester; Daniel [SAUSAMAN], of Chili; Harvey [SAUSAMAN], of Richmond, Ind.; five sisters, Mrs. Esther SWIHART, of North Manchester; Mrs. Neda TATE, of Mexico, Ind; Mrs. Lydia KRIEDER, of Florida; Mrs. Sadie WERNER, of Idaho; Mrs. Melissa MILLER, of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Akron Church of God. Rev. Van Y [sic], of Twelve Mile will officiate. Interment will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Akron Church of God from one to two o'clock, Thursday afternoon.

Culver, Ind., July 10. -- Funeral services for Robert Keith HEISER, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. HEISER of near this city who passed away Monday evening at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Culver Evangelical church with Rev. R. L. HALEY officiating. Burial is to be made in the Burr Oak cemetery.
The youth had been taken to Plymouth last Friday for a major operation. Robert Heiser was a member of the Culver Evangelical church and was active in 4-H club work. Born on January 9, 1928, near here, he had lived in this community all of his life.
Surviving besides the parents are three brothers, David [HEISER], at home; Joseph [HEISER], at Culver, and Russell [HEISER] of Culver; a sister, Mrs. Emma Rose SLONAKER of Rochester; and the grandfather, George DAVIS of Culver.

Thursday, July 11, 1940

Henry BLACK, aged 72, retired mason and a former resident of Fulton and Rochester died at 6:45 o'clock Wednesday night at his home, 71 Ewing street, Peru, following a heart attack.
Born in Miami county on September 13, 1867, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John BLACK. On November 1, 1886, he was united in marriage with Eva GRAHAM who survives.
Surviving besides the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Mae HUME of Mahomet, Ill.; Mrs. Agnes SMITH of Peru; Mrs. Blanche BINNEY of Peru; two sons, Omer [BLACK] of Mexico, Ind.; and Forest [BLACK] of Peru; a brother, William BLACK of Detroit; and two grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Black home in Peru with burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru.

Friday, July 12, 1940

Miss Minnie CASE, 78, passed away Thursday afternoon at her home on Walnut street, in Akron. Death resulted from complications. She had been ill for six months. The deceased had been a resident of Akron for 31 years; previously she had resided in Gilead. Miss Case had a host of friends throughout the eastern sections of Fulton county.
Minnie, daughter of Augustus and Margaret CASE, was born in Wayne county, Ohio, on October 12, 1861.
The survivors are three brothers, Harry W. CASE, of Talma; Ed CASE, of Akron; Frank CASE, of Franklin Park, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Eva SHIPLEY, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Akron Methodist church. Rev. Julius PFEIFFER will officiate. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Dale Sheetz funeral home until Saturday at four p.m. when it will be taken to the Case home.

Saturday, July 13, 1940

Mrs. Scott BENNETT, aged 80, a former resident of Rochester, died at her home in Peru at 10 o'clock Friday night from injuries which she received in a fall on April 28 when she fell at her home in Peru and fractured a hip.
The deceased had lived in Peru during most of her lifetime but for several years was a resident of Rochester.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ernest IRVINE of Rochester and Mrs. C. E. FRENCH of Paris, Mo.; a son, Lester BIGGS of Peru and eleven grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the Drake Funeral Home in Peru at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Rochester.

Monday, July 15, 1940

Charles HUDNELL, aged 69, who was better known as Charles DUCKER died at 1 o'clock this morning in the Fulton County Home after an illness of several months.
The deceased was born in Miami county January 19, 1871, the son of the late Amanda HUDNELL. When he was two years of age he was taken to rear by Aldridge and Mary DUCKER of near Athens with whom he lived until they succumbed.
After the death of the Duckers the deceased lived with Mrs. Amanda NORRIS who died in 1934 and after that he made his home at the Fulton County Infirmary.
The last rites will be held from the United Brethren church at Athens at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. S. SIMON officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Athens.

Peru, Ind., July 15. -- Mrs. Georgia A. JONES, 73, widow of the late George A. JONES, died of a complication of ailments Saturday night at her home, 161 East Sixth street. She had been ill for 14 weeks, and in failing health for several years. She had been a resident of Lake Manitou for many years.
Funeral services will be conducted at the late residence at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. George HARRIS, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. The body was taken to the Allen funeral home, but was returned to the residence for viewing at noon Monday. It was announced that friends might call after that time until the funeral hour.
The late husband of the deceased was a prominent Peru merchant for many years, and was founder of the Jones Hardware company, one of Peru's leading retail institutions. Mr. Jones died Jan. 14, 1930.
Survivors include Clifford E. JONES and Russell H. JONES, present operators of the hardware firm, and Miss Ruth Helen JONES, at home. Miss Alice JONES, Miss Georgann JONES and Miss Betty JONES are granddaughters of the deceased.
Born in Chili, Nov. l1, 1866, the deceased was a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (KOTTERMAN) SMITH. She was married to her late husband at Chili in 1883, and had been a resident of Peru for 41 years. She was a member of the First Baptist church.

Tuesday, July 16, 1940

George M. COMPTON, 84, a pioneer of Pulaski county, passed away Monday at midnight, at his farm home east of Winamac. Death resulted from complications. Mr. Compton had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Pulaski and Fulton counties.
George M., son of William and Lydia COMPTON was born in Pulaski county on October 3, 1855. On March 11, 1880, he was united in marriage with Susanna KNEBEL. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph NICKLES, of Argos; Mrs. Neil PANKOW, of Winamac; Mrs. B. F. MOORE, and Mrs. A. F. KEITZER, both of South Bend; a son, Fieldon COMPTON, of Rochester; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Grass Creek United Brethren church. Rev. George SMITH, Evangelical minister, formerly of Rochester, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Joe FOOTE who operated a cafe in Warsaw for many years, died at his home there yesterday. He was widely known throughout northern Indiana and was prominent in the activities of the Spanish-American War veterans. Mr. Foote had a number of friends in Rochester.

Wednesday, July 17, 1940

Edward SOUTH, aged 60, news stand operator, died at his home, 113 South Maple avenue, Argos, at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday evening after an illness of one year which started with arthritis.
The deceased was a life resident of the Argos community and was born on a farm near there August 30, 1879. His parents were Anderson and Elizabeth (SCOTT) SOUTH.
In a ceremony performed at Argos, October 18, 1901, he was married to Ola STAYTON. Mr. South had operated a news stand in Argos for 15 years where he handled Chicago, Indianapolis, South Bend, Plymouth and Rochester newspapers and also periodicals and school books.
Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Patricia [SOUTH], at home; two brothers, George SOUTH, Culver, and Allen SOUTH, Plymouth and Mrs. Mary CAVENDER of Plymouth.
The last rites will be held from the Methodist church in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. Roy KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery, west of Argos.
The body will be moved from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos to the South home this evening where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Private funeral services were held in Muncie today for Robert Jackson ALLEN, aged 27, a former resident of Rochester who died in Muncie Monday.
Bob Allen as he was better known by his many friends here, succumbed in a doctor's office while taking a treatment for hay fever.
The Allen family came to Rochester about 15 years ago from Boston, Mass. Mr. Allen was a templet maker and was employed by the Rochester Bridge Company while Mrs. Allen was a registered nurse.
The Allens have been living in Muncie for the past three years where Mr. Allen is employed by a steel company.
The deceased graduated from Rochester high school in 1931. He was prominent in music circles in Rochester and was a soloist in the Methodist church choir and a member of the high school band.
The Allen home in Rochester was at 614 Fulton avenue. The parents are the only immediate survivors.

Perry BRINEY, 63, died in the Logansport hospital at eight o'clock Wednesday morning. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered five days ago. Mr. Briney, who was a painter by trade, had a host of friends throughout Fulton and Cass counties.
The deceased who was the son of Commodore and Dorothy (CAIN) BRINEY, was born in Carroll county on March 9th, 1877. In a ceremony solemnized at Monticello, Ind., on March 11th, 1903 he was united in marriage with Cora PERRY.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde NEFF, of this city; a son, Raymond BRINEY, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Foster funeral home.

Rev. G. McGEE will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Thursday, July 18, 1940

Monterey, July 18. -- Mrs. Sophia KELLER, 83, lifelong resident of this community, died of a heart attack at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning in Lima, Ohio, where she had gone Sunday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Minnie CASKEY.
She was born the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William ZELLERS in Stryker, Ohio. She was a member of St. Anne's church and the Rosary Sodality. Mrs. Keller resided with her daughter, Mrs. F. A. BAUER.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. CASKEY, Mrs. BAUER, Mrs. Ed MILLER, Monterey; Mrs. Beatrice WOODWARD, Monterey; three sons, William [KELLER] of Eden, Ohio; Edward [KELLER] and Roy [KELLER], Monterey; two half-sisters, Mrs. V. E. PALMER, Monterey; Mrs. William RUESS of Defiance, Ohio.
The body was taken to the Bauer residence from the Luckenbill funeral home but funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Friday, July 19, 1940

Funeral services for James (Jim) FALL, aged 70, a former resident of the Kewanna community who was burned to death last Monday at Stockbridge, Mich., were held at Stockbridge Wednesday with interment there.
Mr. Fall lost his life at noon Monday when lightning struck a barn on his farm where he had taken refuge during an electrical storm. At the time Fall with others was making hay.
The barn was set on fire and Mr. Fall's body was badly burned as rescuers could not reach him until a large portion of the body had been consumed by the flames.
Phon FALL, a son of the dead man, was in the barn with his father when the lightning struck. He received many bad burns but it is believed that he will recover.
Survivors are the widow, eight daughters and four sons. John FALL of Kewanna is a brother. He attended the last rites for his relatives.

Saturday, July 20, 1940

Isaac EATON, 85, retired Newcastle township farmer, passed away at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his son, Artie Eaton, 902 Pontiac street, this city. Death resulted from complications which ensued following injuries suffered in a fall at his home on July 4th. For over two score years Mr. Eaton followed the occupation of farming in the Talma neighborhood where he had a host of friends.
Mr. Eaton was born in Kosciusko county, on February 1st, 1855. On October 26th, 1879 he was united in marriage with Mary Alice CREAKBAUM. His wife preceded him in death on July 9th, 1923. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Eaton resided in Mentone and Burket communities, later moving to Newcastle township. The deceased was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
The survivors are the son, Artie EATON, of this city; a grandson Devon [EATON], of Talma; two great-grandchildren, Mickey Lee [EATON] and Carol Lee EATON, and a brother Louis EATON, of Burket.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Mentone Baptist church. Rev. H. F. RAFNEL, of the Rochester Baptist church will be in charge of the services. The body will be returned to the Eaton home at 2 p.m. Sunday where it will lie in state until an hour preceding the services.

Mrs. Hannah E. WOLFE, aged 87, received a telegram yesterday announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. Catherine CROMWELL, 93, of Springfield, Ohio.
She is survived by another sister, Mrs. Lucinda ROBERTS, 89, also of Springfield. The deceased has two children and several grandchildren.
Mrs. Wolfe, Mrs. Cromwell and Mrs. Roberts were reunited last summer for the first time in a number of years when Mrs. Wolfe made a visit in Springfield.
Mrs. Cromwell died Thursday night and the last rites and interment were held in Springfield, Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Laura A. COOK, aged 82, died at 3:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred BRUGH in Leiters Ford. Death was due to heart trouble and pneumonia and followed a long illness. She had been bedfast for the past eight weeks.
The deceased was born February 28, 1858 near Galion, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth MYERS. In a ceremony performed in Ohio in 1878 she was married to Isaac COOK.
Mrs. Cook had lived in Indiana for 59 years. Her farm was located a mile from Leiters Ford. Mrs. Cook was a member of the Lutheran church of Ohio. She was active in religious affairs and was noted for her charitable deeds.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. B. A. RALSTON, South Bend; Mrs. C. C. CRABBS and Mrs. Sam STRANG of Culver and Mrs. BRUGH of Leiters Ford, two sons, Lawrence COOK of Chicago and Ralph COOK of LaPorte, brother, William MYERS, Kewanna, two sisters, Mrs. Cora HARRIS of Kewanna and Mrs. Rena FETROW, Boise, Idaho, 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Twelve Mile, July 20. -- Gilbert Andrew SULLIVAN, 62, retired farmer and lifelong resident of this community, died at 5:30 Friday evening following a six weeks' illness. He has been in failing health the past 13 years.
He was born the son of John and Mary Anne SULLIVAN, January 30, 1878, in Adams township, Cass county, and married Bertha Irene MOSS September 18, 1899. He was a member of Skinner's Christian church.
The body was taken to the Kline funeral home at Denver and will be returned to the home Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Christian church with Rev. Walter KENNEDY officiating. Burial will be in the nearby Skinner cemetery.

Charles BRUCE, 75, a life-long resident of Union Township passed away Saturday morning at his home in Kewanna. Death was attributed to a complication of ailments following several weeks illness. His wife, Clara May BRUCE preceded him in death just a few weeks ago. Mr. Bruce had many friends throughout the western area of Fulton county.
Charles, son of John and Mary BRUCE was born August 20th, 1864 in the Lake Bruce neighborhood. For the past number of years he operated an automobile agency in Kewanna.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Clifford WISLEY, of Peru; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Rev. J. W. NIELL of Thorntown, Ind., will officiate. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, July 22, 1940

Harry ANDERSON, aged 32, of Summitville near Anderson was instantly killed and four Indianapolis persons are confined in the Woodlawn hospital where they are undergoing treatment for injuries which they suffered in an auto accident at 8 o'clock Saturday night seven miles southeast of this city on road 31.
The injured persons are:
Eugene COX, 46, of 335 South Rural street, Indianapolis, jaw bone fractured on both sides, arm and limb bruises; Mrs. Eugene COX, 44, compound fracture of the right limb, cuts and bruises; Edward GLORE, 53, of 433 South Rural street, Indianapolis, a machinist for the Big Four railroad at Beech Grove, a severe scalp wound, cuts and bruises and Mrs. Zetta KYLE, of 816 East Fourteenth street, Indianapolis, a possible skull fracture, cuts and bruises.
Anderson, who is a mechanic employed by the Commercial Trucking Company of South Bend, was returning home when the accident occurred. He was traveling south in Road 31 and went to the middle of the road to pass a combine, driven south in the state road by Garland KLINE of Macy.
Anderson's car collided with the machine driven by Cox, who was headed north on the state road. The Anderson car, a Plymouth coupe, was struck on the right front side. The Summitville man was thrown from his car to the pavement. Death was due to a broken neck. He lived for about five minutes after the accident, without regaining consciousness.
The Cox car careened over on its side against the embankment on the east side of the state road. The two women were pinned between the car and the embankment and it was with considerable difficulty that they were freed by other motorists who came upon the scene. The motor in the Anderson car was torn from its fastenings and was found in the ditch on the west side of the road. The accident occurred about 50 feet back of the Kline combine.
The Indianapolis residents were taken to the Woodlawn hospital in the Zimmerman Brothers ambulance while the body of Anderson was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. It was moved to Summitville Sunday. His wife, who has heart trouble and whom Anderson married only a few weeks ago is his only immediate survivor. Mrs. Anderson was told of her husband's death by relatives because of her physical condition.
The accident occurred about a half mile north of the Macy-Lake Nyona corner on Road 31. The spot seems to be a jinx one on the highway and on Memorial Day, 1938, a Detroit, Mich. schoolteacher was killed there and her sister badly injured.
The four Indianapolis residents were en route to the Paul HULS Island Park Camp on the banks of the Tippecanoe River at the Michigan Road bridge north of Rochester for a fishing trip when the accident occurred. Reports from Woodlawn hospital this afternoon stated that the injured people were making satisfactory progress.
Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, Sheriff Russell VOORHEES, Deputy Sheriff Frank SUMMERS, Prosecutor Murray McCARTY, and State Patrolmen Joseph TUCKER of Mentone and Clifford SNYDER of Rochester investigated the accident.

Logansport, Ind., July 22. -- A young farmer hanged himself from a barn rafter, Saturday afternoon while his wife stood below with their baby in her arms and pleaded with him to cange his mind.

Sheriff Robert TILLETT of Peru said the 24-year-old farmer, William Raymond MOYER, had been worried over financial matters.
Tillett said Mrs. Moyer, 22, told him her husband decided to commit suicide about noon and obtained a rope from their automobile.
She followed Moyer to the barn, carrying their two-year-old child, Evelyn Marie [MOYER], and stood helpless as he looped the rope over a rafter.
He said "Goodbye," Mrs. Moyer told the sheriff, and then leaped.
The deceased was born near Macy, a son of Robert L. and Trula MOYER of Macy, route 2. He was united in marriage with Mary BEAM, who with their daughter, Evelyn Marie [MOYER], survive. Surviving also are three brothers, Jesse Lee [MOYER] and George [MOYER] of Silver Lake and Robert Wayne [MOYER] of Macy, and two sisters, Mrs. Beulah SEE of Roann and Mrs. Mildred SNYDER of South Whitley.
The body was removed to the Drake funeral home for burial preparations and was taken to the home of the parents Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at Olive Branch church near Gilead Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Ernest CARTER, aged 40, of South Bend, a former resident of Kewanna, died in the Healthwin hospital at South Bend Sunday morning after a lengthy illness. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion CARTER.
The deceased was engaged in the trucking and later the cafe business at Kewanna with his father prior to the time he moved to South Bend to reside. His wife was Goldie GOOD.
Survivors are the wife, five children, Shirley [CARTER], Phyllis [CARTER], Ernest [CARTER, Jr., Donald [CARTER], and Marion [CARTER, II], all of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Everett HOESEL, Culver and Mrs. Phyllis BURK, Bethlehem, Pa., and a brother, Frederick CARTER, Culver.
The last rites will be held from the Baptist church in Kewanna at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.
The body will lie in state at the Kewanna Baptist church from noon Wednesday until the hour of the last rites.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Sheetz Funeral Parlors in Akron for Tom SHANNON, aged 81, who passed away at the Fulton County Home at 11 a.m. Saturday after an illness of a year due to complications. Burial was made at Akron.
Little is known about Mr. Shannon other than that he was an extensive landowner in Union township at one time. He has lived at the county home for the past eight years.
The only immediate survivor is a daughter, Mrs. William TREABER who lives on a farm near Akron.

Tuesday, July 23, 1940

Last rites for LeRoy McKINLEY, aged 72, of Claypool who died Sunday night in the Woodlawn hospital were held this afternoon at Claypool. The deceased was brought to the hospital several days ago for observation. The only immediate survivors were two step-brothers, Charles [WILT] and William WILT of Roann.

Mrs. Bernice (DARR) [BARKMAN] BRUBAKER, aged 46, died at her farm home three miles north of Rochester on Road 31 at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to cerebral apoplexy. She was stricken July 14.

The deceased was born June 14, 1894 at Huntington and was the daughter of I. N. and Susie (DENNIS) DARR. She had lived near Rochester since she was 11 years old, most of the time in the McKinley neighborhood east of the city.
In a ceremony performed at Crawfordsville, September 28, 1938, she was married to Claude BRUBAKER. lMrs. Brubaker was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and the Pythian Sisters chapter of this city.
Mrs. Brubaker was widely known in Fulton county where she was active in church, social, civic, political and business circles. She was prominent in Farm Bureau work and for a number of years operated a dairy and poultry farm east of this city where she was also the agent for a chicken hatchery.
Survivors are the husband at home, two daughters, Mrs. Mildred [BARKMAN] ROBBINS, Huntington and Mrs. Frances [BARKMAN] VanDEREN of Rochester; parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. N. DARR, Rochester; four step-children, Evelyn [BRUBAKER] and Arthur BRUBAKER, Rochester; Claude BRUBAKER, Jr., and Mrs. Harriett FERGUSON of Chicago, Ill, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Brubaker farm home north of the city at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with Mrs. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Brubaker residence from 7:30 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of the last rites.
[NOTE: The above obituary fails to include the deceased's first marriage, on October 5, 1911, to Vernon H. BARKMAN. -- W.C.T.]

Wednesday, July 24, 1940

William SPENCER, 78, life-long resident of the Argos community, passed away Wednesday morning at 12:50 a.m. at his home in that city. Death resulted from complications. Mr. Spencer had been in ill health for three years.
The deceased who was the son of Nathan and Christine SPENCER was born on a farm in Marshall county, October 20, 1861. In December of 1888 he was united in marriage with Sarah HIGGINS. Mr. Spencer, who was a member of the Argos Methodist church followed the occupation of a laborer until ill health forced his retirement a few years ago.
The survivors are his wife; four sons, Floyd C. [SPENCER] and Glen A. [SPENCER], of Argos; Carl E. [SPENCER] and Lyle G. [SPENCER] of Ohio and a daughter, Mrs. Grace YATES, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Argos Methodist church. Rev. R. W. KNIGHT will be in charge. Interment will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery, at Plymouth. The body will be removed from the Umbaugh funeral home Thursday noon to the Spencer residence where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Sarah W. BURNS, aged 83, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude HELVEY in Akron after an illness of six months due to complications. Mrs. Burns had been at the Helvey home for several months, where Mrs. Helvey had been caring for her.
The deceased was born in Ohio, February 15, 1857, the daughter of Conrad and Rachel WHITCOMB. She had lived in Akron since she was a child moving to Akron from Green county, Indiana. She was married to Alvin C. BURNS in a ceremony performed at Chili. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Burns was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Akron.
Survivors are a son, Carl BURNS, San Antonio, Tex.; two brothers, Delno M. WHITCOMB of Akron and Dewey WHITCOMB of Economy, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Martha LOVE of Akron and Mrs. Mary PETERS of Peru; a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
The last rites will be held from the Moyer funeral home in Akron at 10 o'clck Saturday morning with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, July 25, 1940

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis REED received word Thursday morning of the death of Mrs. Reed's niece, Mrs. Lula MARTIN of Huntington. Mrs. Martin passed away Tuesday night and will be buried Friday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Reed will go to Huntington to attend the funeral.

Mrs. Charles SCHOLDER has been notifid of the death of her niece, Mrs. George NYE of Warsaw, who died Thursday morning.

Funeral services for Rhoda ROYAL, 74 year old showman, equestrian director and horse trainer were held this morning in a chapel at 708 North Wells street, Chicago, with burial in the Woodlawn cemetery in Chicago.
Mr. Royal died Monday in the Alexian Brothers hospital in Chicago after a month's illness. He had been living at 1745 Warren boulevard with his wife, Carrie [ROYAL].
Until a year ago Mr. Royal, a native of Scotland, had traveled with his own and other shows including Ringling Brothers, Tom Mix, and Cole Brothers.
He spent two winters in the winterquarters in Rochester where he trained horses and also taught a number of young ladies how to ride. He also traveled on the road with the COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS.

Friday, July 26, 1940

James L. PERRY, aged 91, passed away at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of his son, L. B. Perry, 411 North Pontiac street, with whom he had been staying for the past two and half years. Mr. Perry had been in failing health for several months and death resulted from a complication of ailments.
The deceased was born in North Carolina, October 30, 1849. In 1856 his father brought the family to Hamilton county, Indiana. At that time the slavery question was dividing the North and the South. His father being very much opposed to slavery decided to move North where he might have more congenial neighbors.
In September 1870 he was united in marriage to Mary J. LINDLEY. They were the parents of five children. His wife preceded him in death in April 1927. Surviving are the son, L. B. PERRY and two sisters, Mrs. Alice VICKERY, Springfield, Ohio and Mrs. Millie RHODES of Washington state; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Seventy years ago Mr. Perry with a number of friends and neighbors organized and built what is yet called the Liberty church at Baker's Corner, Ind. At that time Mr. Perry was in the lumber business and sawed most of the lumber and all of the shingles for the building. He was the last surviving charter member of Liberty church. The latter part of Mr. Perry's life was spent at Farming.
When he was sixteen years of age Mr. Perry ran away from his home and tried to enlist in the Union army but was rejected on account of his being so small for his age. The recruiting officers told him that they thought him too small to carry a . . . [page missing] . . . .

Henry E. WEAVER, aged 71, committed suicide at 12:45 o'clock Friday afternoon in a bedroom at his farm home five miles southeast of this city on the Mt. Zion road by shooting himself in the head with a .12 gauge shotgun.
Despondency over his failing health and worry over the continued ill health of his wife are ascribed as the causes for the act. Mr. Weaver left a note to the members of his family the contents of which were not made public.
First indications that Mr. Weaver planned to end his life was questions which he asked his wife and his niece, Miss Esther CONRAD, this morning as to the process of cremation of the dead.
Shortly after noon Mr. Weaver obtained his shotgun and retired to his bedroom where he ended his life. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and later released the body. It was moved to the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors.
Mr. Weaver had been a resident of Fulton county for 25 years, moving here from North Manchester where he was born. He had followed the occupation of farming.
Surviving are the widow, who was Mrs. Emma FULTZ, whom he married in 1927, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma HOOVER, North Manchester and Mrs. Ella LANDIS of Silver Lake. Mrs. Fred . . . . [page missing] . . . .

Miss Mary Lavina JORDAN, aged 44, died at her home in Leiters Ford at 9 o'clock Thursday night after an illness of a week due to complications.
She was born in Monterey, Ind., February 16, 1896. Her parents were Carl and Anna JORDAN. Miss Jordan had lived in Leiters Ford for two years moving there from South Bend. For a number of years she was employed as a telephone operator in Elkhart.
Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Anna JORDAN, who lives in Leiters Ford, four sisters, Mrs. Earl DeMONT, Argos; Mrs. Max FECHNER, Culver; Mrs. Leo SPENCER, Monterey and Mrs. Arthur WALTER of South Bend; and four brothers, Ralph [JORDAN], Harvey [JORDAN] and Elmer P. JORDAN of South Bend and Harvey JORDAN [sic] of Ft. Wayne.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete but burial will be made in the Zion cemetery near Culver.

Saturday, July 27, 1940

Funeral services for Miss Mary L. JORDAN who died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Anna JORDAN in Leiters Ford yesterday will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from the St. Ann's Catholic church in Monterey. Burial will be made in the Jordan family lot in the Zion cemetery near Culver. The body will be moved Sunday morning from the Lukenbill mortuary in Leiters Ford to the home of Mrs. Jordan.

Last rites for Henry WEAVER, aged 71, who committed suicide yesterday at his farm home southeast of the city by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The funeral will be conducted from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred VanDUYNE, five miles sosutheast of Rochester in the Mt. Zion neighborhood. Rev. D. S. PERRY will officiate and interment will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Monday, July 29, 1940

Winamac, Ind., July 29. -- Ralph GARLING, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. John GARLING, residing four miles southwest of Winamac, drowned in the Tippecanoe river, two miles south of here, at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, apparently after suffering a heart attack.
The youth was Pulaski county's first victim of the ten-day heat wave which sent temperatures soaring to the 100-degree mark again Sunday.
Ralph had gone on a picnic with Mr. and Mrs. William DEPOY of Winamac and other friends. While the group was swimming in the river, the boy suddenly disappeared in water seven feet deep and failed to come up.
While others in the party went for help, Charles DeARMAND, 12, recovered the body fifteen minutes after the disappearance of the Garling boy. Harry MILLER, Winamac youth, applied artificial respiration for two hours in a futile attempt to revive the victim.
A physician who was called declared the boy to be beyond aid. The victim would have been a sopoomore in the Winamac high school this fall.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SMALL felt [sic], and Mr. and Mrs. William GARLING, of near Medaryville.
The body was removed to the Fry and Lange funeral home pending funeral arrangements.
Coroner Claude BURSON of Francesville was called to conduct his investigation of the tragedy, which occurred at the same place a brother and sister, Willard [HATFIELD] and Stella HATFIELD of Winamac, were drowned on July 23, 1933.

Wednesday, July 31, 1940

Dr. George HARDING, 81-year-old retired Warsaw physician who was a former resident of Macy, died at his home in Warsaw yesterday following an illness of four months.
Born on December 27, 1859, in Macy, Ind., the son of the late Joseph and Ellen HARDING, he resided for ten years in Twelve Mile, Ind., North Manchester for 13 years and Warsaw for the past 28 years.
He was wed in 1880 to Ida LEITER, of Rochester, who preceded him in death. In 1914 he wed Ruby HENRY, of Wabash. Doctor Harding practiced medicine for 48 years, was a member of the Methodist church and a former Masonic lodge member.
Surviving are: Mrs. Ruby HARDING, the widow; George W. HARDING, Jr., Cincinnati, O., a son; Mrs. Clare STUMP of Huntington, daughter; Mrs. Julia CLARK, Rochester, sister; one brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at the Kelly funeral home, Warsaw, at 3 p.m. (DST), Rev. Frank DOUGHERTY, Methodist pastor, and Rev. A. A. DUKE, Church of God pastor, offciating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw.

Mrs. Elizabeth Pauline BOWERS, aged 84, a pioneer resident of Rochester, passed away at 5:15 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Floyd VanTRUMP, 401 East 14th street. Her death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of five months' duration.
Mrs. Bowers, who resided in this community for practically all of her life, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton county. In the earlier years of her life she was an active worker in religious and social affairs of this community. At the time of her demise she was the oldest member of the Presbyterian church.
Elizabeth Pauline [McQUERN], daughter of James H. and Martha Ann McQUERN, was born on October 6th, 1855, in Rochester, Ind. On February 23rd, 1875 she was united in marriage with Abel F. BOWERS. Her husband and a son preceded her in death on November 11th, 1926. Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Bowers made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Van Trump.

The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Floyd VanTRUMP, of this city; a sister, Mrs. William ZELLER, southeast of Rochester; two brothers, James N. McQUERN, of Canton, Ohio, and Frank K. McQUERN, of Springfield, Ill.; six grandchildren, Martha [VanTRUMP] and Anne VanTRUMP, and Mrs. E. R. LICHTENWALTER, all of this city; Mrs. Elmer (Dessie) LaZAR, of Casper, Wyo.; Raymond [BOWERS] and Gilford BOWERS, of Athens; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Van Trump residence. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Van Trump home from 2 p.m. Thursday, until the hour of the services.

Following an illness of three days from cholera infantum, James LeRoy [VERMILLION], seven-month-old son of Harvey O. and Lola (WILHELM) VERMILLION passed away Tuesday morning, at the Vermillion home, four miles east of Star City. The child was born December 5th, 1939.
Surviving with the parents are the grandmother, Mrs. Bertha VERMILLION, of Culver; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin WILHELM of near Fulton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Poplar Grove church, near Culver. Rev. Harry REA of Logansport will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Thursday, August 1, 1940

Last rites for Mrs. Elizabeth CLARK will be held Friday afternoon at the Mentone church of Christ, of which she was a member. Rev. J. F. JOHNS, of Indianapolis, will officiate, and interment will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Mrs. Clark, 91 years of age, succumbed Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock at the home of her son, E. D. Clark, five miles southwest of Akron. She had been ill for the past five years suffering from complications. The deceased was born in Fulton county, near Mentone, and had resided in that vicinity her entire lifetime.
Surviving relatives include three sons, E. D. CLARK, at whose home she died, Emmett CLARK, of near Palestine, and Charles CLARK, of Silver Lake; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two brothers, George NELLANS, of Mentone, and John NELLANS of Tippecanoe; one sister, Mrs. Elvina ROBINSON, of Argos. One son, one daughter, and the husband preceded Mrs. Clark in death.
Friends may view the body at the Johns funeral parlor, Mentone, until Friday at 12:30 o'clock at which time the body will be removed to the church.

Mrs. Louisa F. KREIG, aged 80, died at 4 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank HARMON in Akron, after an illness of several years' duration, a portion of which time she was bedfast. The aged lady had made her home with her daughter for some time.
The deceased had lived in Akron for many years and was born January 15, 1860. Her parents were James and Catherine WATSON. Her husband, P. J. KREIG, whom she married over 50 years ago preceded her in death.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. HARMON, a brother, James WATSON, [Jr.] Mt. Gilead, Ohio; sister, Mrs. Mattie TATE, Marion, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning from the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron.

Friday, August 2, 1940

Benjamin ZABST, aged 69, died at his home at the west edge of Fulton at 8 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered 20 hours prior to his death.
Mr. Zabst has been the sexton at the Citizens cemetery in Fulton for ten years. He suffered the stroke of apoplexy yesterday after he had finished his noon meal.
The deceased was born in Wayne township, February 12, 1871, the son of Peter and Catherine ZABST. He had lived in Fulton for many years where he had been a carpenter. On July 10, 1940 he was married to Mrs. Candus DITMIRE.
Survivors are the wife; four sisters, Mrs. Victoria HIGHT, Rochester, N.Y.; Mrs. Jennie PIERCE, Logansport; Mrs. Ida BARBER, Fletchers Lake and Mrs. Ella MARTIN, Fulton and a brother, Abner ZABST of Portland, Oregon.
The last rites will be held from the Ditmire chapel in Fulton at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. J. F. ARTHUR, pastor of the Fulton Baptist Temple in charge, assisted by Rev. J. W. MILLER, pastor of the United Brethren church at Fulton. Burial will be made in the Fulton Citizens cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the home from 9 a.m. Saturday until the hour of the funeral services.

Monday, August 5, 1940

Denver, Ind., Aug. 5. -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa RABER, 57, who passed away Saturday morning at her home in this city following an illness of five months, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Denver Baptist church with Rev. C. F. GOLDEN in charge. Burial was made in the Macy cemetery.
Born near Macy on May 5, 1883, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson MURPHY. On February 23, 1905, she was united in marriage with Amon RABER. She was a member of the Denver Baptist church and lived in this community for the past 19 years.
Surviving are the husband, father, and two daughters, Mrs. Virgil FITE of Montana and Lois RABER at home; a sister, Mrs. Frank THARP of Denver; and four grandsons.

Funeral services for Alvah LEBO, aged 67, who passed away at his home, 1218 Elm street, late Saturday afternoon were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning from the Trinity Evangelical church. Rev. George LONG officiated and burial was made in Rochester.
The exact cause of Mr. Lebo's death has not been determined. He was working at the Fulton County farm at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning assisting in making hay when he fell from a load of hay when the team stepped forward, throwing him to the ground.
Mr. Lebo was taken to a doctor's office where his injuries received medical attention. His death came at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from what might have been a coronary embolism. A post-morten was held by Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, who has not announced his verdict.

Mr. Lebo for many years was a prominent farmer and cattlebuyer in Union township. He has lived here for ten years moving to Rochester from South Bend. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical church.
Mr. Lebo was born in Fulton county January 21, 1873. He was married November 21, 1896, to Alice HERROLD who survives him as does a foster daughter, Mrs. Ralph REESE of this city.

Mrs. Ida BLOUGH LARIMORE, 67, died Saturday morning at 11:30 at her home in Chicago after being in ill health for many months.
She was born to Daniel and Elizabeth BLOUGH in Argos March 9, 1873, and lived there until her marriage to Levi LARIMORE, who preceded her in death 20 years ago.
Survivors are: one son, Carl [LARIMORE], of Chicago; the mother, two sisters, Mrs. Mary MAYS of Argos and Mrs. Alice FLORA, of Parrington, Wyoming.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Grossman funeral chapel, Argos, with Rev. Ernest TREBER, of the Argos Christian church in charge. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday where the body will remain until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, August 6, 1940

Following an illness of two weeks, Mrs. Ida Pearl GRAFFIS, 54, passed away Tuesday afternoon, four o'clock at her farm home, one mile west of Kewanna. Death resulted from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Graffis had been a resident of that community throughout her entire life.
The deceased who was the daughter of Josiah and Eliza MOYER, was born January 11th, 1886, in Pulaski county. In 1909 she was united in marriage with Thomas E. GRAFFIS. Mrs. Graffis was a member of the Church of Christ of Kewanna.
The survivors are her husband; a son, Fred M. [GRAFFIS], at home; a granddaughter, Joan GRAFFIS; two brothers, Dan MOYER of Star City and Martin MOYER of Royal Center; two sisters, Matilda FOX of Lakeview, Ohio and Lillie BROOKER of Lakota, N.D.
Funeral services had not been announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.
Funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ in Kewanna at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. Henry F. BULGER of Lowell, Ind., officiating, assisted by Rev. R. E. MATHEWS. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Word has been received by friends here of the death of Clyde KITCHEN of Carroll, Iowa, a former resident of the Mt. Zion neighborhood. Mr. Kitchen died Saturday, August 3rd, after having been in ill health for about a year. Mr. Kitchen and his wife were visitors in the Mt. Zion neighborhood just a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, August 7, 1940

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha J. GRAY, 77, Thorntown, a former resident of Rochester, were held at Thorntown yesterday. Mrs. Gray died Sunday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Grace SIPES, in Thorntown.
The deceased was a sister of Howard E. BURKHALTER of Fulton and an aunt of Mrs. Hazel TAYLOR and Mrs. Erma MILLER, deceased, late of Rochester, Ind.
For several years Mrs. Gray made her home with Judge Robert R. MILLER in Rochester.

Rochester relatives have been apprised of the death of Elmer LaZAR, 40, which occurred at his home in Casper, Wyo., 12:30 Tuesday afternoon. Death resulted from complications following an illness of six months' duration.
Mrs. LaZar was formerly Miss Dessie BOWERS of this city. Mr. and Mrs. LaZar have visited relatives and friends here on several occasions. The brief message announcing the passing of Mr. LaZar, stated the funeral would be held Thursday afternoon and that burial would be made in a Casper cemetery.

Allen A. BASSETT, 51, former resident of this city passed away at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis. For the past score of years Mr. Bassett has resided in Monticello, Ind, where he was engaged in the insurance business.
During Mr. Bassett's residency in Rochester, he and his brother Bill [BASSETT] operated a motion picture theatre and also two large passenger boats on Lake Manitou. Mrs. Bassett was formerly Miss Mae MORNINGSTAR, of this city.
The deceased is survived by his wife, his mother, a brother and a sister. There are no children.
Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, August 8, 1940

Funeral services for Allen BASSETT, 54, Monticello insurance agent and former resident of Rochester, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Presbyterian church in Monticello with burial in the Riverview cemetery at Monticello. Mr. Bassett died Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis following a heart attack. Survivors are the widow, a brother and two sisters.

Mrs. Ida JACKSON, 74, life long resident of Kewanna, Ind., passed away at the State Hospital in Logansport, Wednesday. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several years' duration.
The deceased is survived by her husband, Dilla JACKSON of Thornhope, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. David THOMAS, of Elkhart and a brother, Isaac WOLFF, of Delong.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, Friday afternoon 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Hugh HALL, of the Kewanna Baptist church will officiate. Interment will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.The body will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

Saturday, August 10, 1940

Charles E. EMMONS, prominent attorney and a lifelong resident of Fulton county, passed away at Woodlawn hospital at 7:40 o'clock, Saturday morning. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months duration. Mr. Emmons for several weeks was a patient in the Methodist hospital at Indianapoois; he returned from that city on June 29th in a somewhat improved condition. On Wednesday, however, his condition became more critical and he was removed to Woodlawn hospital for treatment.

Mr. Emmons, who has been a member of the Fulton County Bar Association since 1906, started his law practice in the offices of AGNEW and CRUMPACKER of Valparaiso, Ind. In 1906 he purchased the law business of the late Michael ESSICK, of this city. Soon afterward he became a partner of Orbra MONTGOMERY and upon the latter's death he entered into a partnership with Enoch MYERS. Following the demise of Mr. Myers, Mr. Emmons conducted his own offices in the First National Bank building. The deceased was well known throughout the northern Indiana court districts and was a prominent worker in the interests of the Democratic party. He was chairman of the Fulton county Democrats in 1912.
Mr. Emmons who was the son of Orlando and Harriett (HAYS) EMMONS was born in Tiosa, Ind. On April 22nd, 1911 he was united in marriage with Maude MONTGOMERY, in a ceremony solemnized at the Montgomery home in Newcastle township. The deceased was a charter member of the Rochester Country club, the Rochester Kiwanis club, and a member of the Rochester Masonic Order. Mr. Emmons was a graduate of the Tiosa high school, the Rochester Normal college and the Valparaiso Law school of Valparaiso, Ind.
The survivors are his wife; two sisters, Etta EMMONS, of this city and Mrs. Naomi TRIMBLE, of Detroit; two brothers, Aubra EMMONS of this city, and Harley EMMONS, of Mishawaka, two nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian church. Interment will be made in the Rochester mausoleum.

The members of the Fulton County Bar association met today in the court room to make preparations to attend the funeral of the late Attorney Charles EMMONS. The death of Mr. Emmons marks the fourth in the local bar association in a short time. The others were Attorneys C. I. CLEMANS, Frank TERRY and George DEAMER.

Monday, August 12, 1940

The funeral services for the late Attorney Charles EMMONS, who passed away Saturday morning, were held Monday afternoon from the First Presbyterian church. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. A. STEWART of LaPorte assisted by Rev. Glenn C. McGEE. Interment was in the Mausoleum. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by friends of the deceased. The Fulton County Bar Association attended in a body. Lawyers from bar associations in surrounding counties were present.

Tuesday, August 13, 1940

Luther SACKETT, aged 62, a summer resident of Lake Manitou for the past eight years died in Indianapolis last night from asthma, friends here were advised today.
The Sackett summer home, "Sackett's Harbor," is on the east side of Lake Manitou. The home was remodeled during the past year. Mr. Sackett was a chemist at the Eli Lily company.
Survivors are the wife, son and granddaughter. Funeral arrangements had not been completed when The News-Sentinel went to press.

Harry DeVerl HATTERY, aged 23, died at his home, 1519 South Jefferson street, at 8:30 o'clock Monday evening after an illness due to complications dating from June, 1939. He had been bedfast for the past eight weeks.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born in Athens, February 8, 1917. His parents were George C. and Edith (MOORE) HATTERY. Mr. Hattery who was a laborer had resided in Rochester for four years moving here from Athens.
Survivors are the parents, four brothers, Wilson [HATTERY], George [HATTERY], Leonard [HATTERY] and Robert [HATTERY]; two sisters, Mrs. William SWEET and Mary Jane HATTERY, all of Rochester; and the grandfathers, George W. HATTERY and Frank A. MOORE, both of Athens.
The last rites will be held from the Church of God in Athens at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. LONGENBAUGH of Atwood officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Athens.
Friends may view the remains in the Hattery home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 14, 1940

Funeral services for Luther SACKETT, Indianapolis summer resident of Lake Manitou who died in the St. Vincent's hospital in Indianapolis Monday night will be held from the Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary in Indianapolis at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, August 15, 1940

Mahlon HAIMBAUGH, aged 75, a former resident of Rochester died suddenly last evening from a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry SPRICK in Quincy, Ill.
The deceased was born on a farm in Newcastle township and was the son of Conrad and Sarah HAIMBAUGH. His wife was Flora CLYMER. Mr. Haimbaugh left Rochester 25 years ago for Denver, Colorado, where he operated a fox ranch until one year ago when he went to Quincy to reside with his daughter.
Survivors are the widow, the daughter, Mrs. SPRICK, a son Raymond [HAIMBAUGH], Tonawanda, N.Y., three sisters, Mrs. William VERNETT, Mentone, Mrs. Edward GERST and Mrs. Susie TOWNSEND of Rochester, and a brother, Thomas HAIMBAUGH of Mentone.
The last rites will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Percy HAWKINS, aged 71, owner of a cafe bearing his name at 719 Main street, who was better known by his many friends by the name of Tom HAWKINS, passed away at his home, 701 Madison street, at 4:15 o'clock this morning. Death was due to complications. He was taken ill in February, 1939, and had a relapse in October of 1939. Mr. Hawkins had been seriously ill for the past five weeks.
The deceased was a life resident of Rochester and was born September 15, 1868. His parents were Edward and Mattie HAWKINS. In a ceremony performed in this city September 12, 1907 he was married to Minnie CAPLINGER KINGERY. Mr. Hawkins during his long residence in Rochester was active in different business interests. He had operated the cafe bearing his name for a number of yeas and was widely known by the traveling public.
Survivors are the wife, a step-daughter, Mrs. Charles OVERMYER; two half-brothers, Bruce WALLACE, Elkhart, and Edgar WALLACE, Detroit, and two grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday with Rev. Harry MOUNT, pastor of the First Christian church, assisted by Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, pastor of the Grace Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call until 10 a.m. Saturday when the remains will be moved to the Hawkins home.

Following an illness of seven months, Elmer J. ROBBINS passed away at 2 o'clock Thursday morning at his farm home, seven miles south of Rochester. Death was due to dropsy. The deceased moved to this community from Mishawaka, Ind., on January 1st, of the ensuing year.
Elmer J., son of John L. and Sarah A. ROBBINS, was born in Rochester township on August 30th, 1878. In a ceremony solemnized in Kankakee, Ill, March 27th, 1907, he was united in marriage with Ruth Ethel PACKER. Mr. Robbins was a mechanical engineer. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church, of Mishawaka.
The survivors are the wife, a daughter, Mrs. Helen EIBSON of Morton, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Grace CHAMBERS, of Rochester, and Mrs. John DEWALD, of near Fulton, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Robbins home, Saturday afternoon, 1 o'clock. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR of the Fulton Baptist church will officiate. Interment will be made in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend.

Funeral services were held today in Kewanna with interment there for Nan Lucinda [MOORE], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William MOORE of Mishawaka, who died at her home Tuesday night. The child had suffered a heart ailment since birth last February 27. Surviving are the parents, a brother, William [MOORE, Jr.] at home, and four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. MOORE, Kewanna, and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. ZINZOW, of Geneva, Ohio.

Friday, August 16, 1940

Mrs. Clarence VIERS received a telegram yesterday telling of the death of her sister-in-law, Miss Blanche VIERS, which occurred at her home in Washington, D.C., Thursday morning. Miss Viers had a number of friends in Rochester which she made while visiting her brother and other relatives here.

Saturday, August 17, 1940

Mrs. Alzina HARRIS, 86, former resident of Argos, passed away at her home in Winfield, Kansas, Wednesday, according to advices received by relatives in the Argos community.
Funeral services for Mrs. Harris were held in Winfield, Kans., Friday. The body is due to arrive at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, Sunday, where it will be removed to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Effie KLINE, near Culver. Brief services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Argos Christian church.
Other survivors are the husband, John HARRIS, two daughters, Mrs. Melvin ALVEY of South Bend, Mrs. Laura MILLER of Argos, and a son, Carl FINNEY of Culver.

Mrs. Lester SMITH, aged 27, who resided on a farm five miles southwest of Argos, died in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, at 6:30 o'clock Friday evening. Death was due to childbirth. The child, a son, lived.
The deceased was born in Brown county, Indiana February 12, 1913. Her maiden name was Mildred SUTHERLY. She was married September 22, 1929.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Gilead M.E. Church where she taught a class in the Sunday School. She was active in 4-H work.
Survivors are the husband,[Lester SMITH], two sons, the son born yeaterday and David Lee [SMITH], 5; the mother, Mrs. India SUTHERLY who made her home with her daughter and a brother, whose address is unknown.
The funeral services will be held from Gilead church at 10:30 a.m. Monday with Rev. Noah EATON officiating. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery west of Argos.
The body will be taken to the Smith farm residence at 6 p.m. Saturday from the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Tuesday, August 20, 1940

Funeral services for Mrs. Pansy Adeline WALL, 73, who passed away Sunday afternoon at her home five miles southwest of Culver, will be held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, Ind., Wednesday afternoon, at one o'clock. Interment will be made in the Converse, Ind. cemetery.
The deceased who was the daughter of John and Mary WAISNER was born near Walton, Ind., April 1st, 1867. On September 30, 1888, she was united in marriage to John WALL. Mr. Wall passed away 11 years ago. Mrs. Wall was a member of the Seven Day Adventist church.
The survivors are two sons, Edwin [WALL] of near Culver and Raymond [WALL] of Chicago Heights, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. William MUENCH, of Steger, Ill.; two sisters, a brother and two grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 21, 1940

Hugh STUMPFF, aged 28, music, bookkeeping and typing teacher in the Macy schools for the past four years, died at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Riley hospital at Indianapolis from infantile paralysis.
Mr. Stumpff, who was to have returned to Macy to teach in the fall, was a resident of South Whitley where his parents reside. He first became ill Sunday evening after attending a family reunion earlier in the day and visited his doctor's office in South Whitley.
The disease was suspected and Monday evening Stumpff was rushed to the Riley hospital at Indianapolis where he was placed in an iron lung. His condition failed to improve and he passed away last evening after his parents had been called to his bedside.
Little could be learned about Mr. Stumpff's life today. He was highly regarded by all who knew him at Macy. Funeral services and interment will probably take place at South Whitley.

Thursday, August 22, 1940

Funeral services, which will be private, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon from his parents' home three miles south of South Whitley for Hugh L. STUMPFF, aged 28, who died in the Riley hospital at Indianapolis Tuesday night from infantile paralysis. Rev. J. O. WINGER of Manchester college will officiate and burial will be made in the South Whitley cemetery. Mr. Stumpff for the past four years has been a teacher in the schools at Macy.

George WOOLINGTON, aged 74, a retired carpenter died at 4:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home in Kewanna from the effects of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered eight months ago. He had been seriously ill for three days.
He was born December 25, 1865, at Monticello, Ill., the son of George and Margaret WOOLINGTON. He had resided in Kewanna for 17 years. He was twice married. His first wife, Alma JACKSON, preceded him in death, while his second wife, Jennie GILLESPIE, survives.
Survivors are the wife, two sons, Arthur [WOOLINGTON], Argos and Lloyd [WOOLINGTON], Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Golda HAMMAN, Kewanna and Mrs. Ruth BADGER, Star City; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna with Rev. Hugh T. HALL of the Kewanna Baptist church officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.
The body will be moved from the funeral home to the Woolington residence at 5 p.m. Thursday where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites.

Funeral services for Perry H. McLEAN, 59, who passed away Tuesday at the home of his son, J. F. McLEAN of Kansas City, Mo., will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Enterprise church, near Gilead. Mr. McLean was formerly a resident of Akron, Ind.
Local relatives of the near centenarian are Mrs. Charles STAHL, Mrs. Essie BAILEY and Mrs. Ray MYERS. Mr. McLean was an uncle of these residents.
In a recent interview by a Kansas City friend, Mr. McLean related the following interesting facts about his life:
I was born in Randolph county, Virginia, Oct. 2nd, 1841. We lived in a huge log house. We cooked and kept our house warm by fire place. We read at night by the old grease lights or candles. We carried water from a spring. I started to school when I was seven, and school never lasted over three months out of the year. I never saw a train until I was 22 years old. We heard they were building the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, but we lived too far away to see it. I shall never forget our first trip to Baltimore in 1863. We walked and drove some cattle. I led the lead ox and the other boys drove the cattle. It was about 250 miles and it took us 30 days; we stopped at farm houses at night.
Just after the Civil War, I visited some cousins in Indiana and there I met Tena MYERS, the girl of my choice. We were married Dec. 18th, 1865. We were blessed with two fine sons, John F. [McLEAN] and Alonzo [McLEAN].
What did I do to make a living? Well, I was called the carpenter, the wagon-maker and furniture maker. No, we didn't have many luxuries. Probably our greaatest luxury was kerosene for our lamps, first bought in 1866 at $1.20 per gallon. We lived through the depression of 1872. How? By hard work and sacrifice -- we dried peas, beans, peaches and apples and holed up enough potatoes and apples to keep us through that lean winter.
The first presidential election I remember anything about was Zachary Taylor's in 1846.
Mr McLean left his Indiana home 27 years ago and since that time has made his home with his son, John F. His hobby in latter years was reading and his favorite write was Zane Gray.
Mr. McLean was a member of the Church of God and the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Other relatives of Mr. McLean, who reside near here are Miss Anna MYERS, and Cary SHANK, both of South Bend.

Miss Estella KEEL, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, passed away at 4:40 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, at her home 219 East 14th street, this city. Miss Keel had been in ill health for the past two years due to a stroke of paralysis. She had been bedfast since last March.
Estella, daughter of John and Sarah Ann (COLLINS) KEEL was born on a farm near Green Oak, April 6th, 1869. The deceased attended the old Rochester Normal college and was a teacher in the Fulton county schools for a number of years. Later she operated a millinery store in Rochesterr. She was an active member of the Rochester Christian church and a member of the Rebekah lodge.
The survivors are a sister, Miss Bess KEEL, with whom she made her home; two brothers, Solomon [KEEL] and Omer KEEL, of Rochester, and a number of nieces and nephews. A brother, Charles KEEL, preceded her in death four years ago.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Christian church. Rev. Harry MOUNT will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Keel residence Thursday afternoon where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Friday, August 23, 1940

Mrs. Alonzo (Lon) [Angie GOSS] LOW, aged 76, a former resident of the Bearss neighborhood southwest of this city was found dead in bed at noon Thursday by her husband at their farm home east of Columbia City.
Mrs. Low was not feeling well and went to bed Thursday morning. When her husband went to her bedside to ask her a question he found her dead. The Whitley county coroner said that death was due to a heart attack.
The Low family moved to Columbia City from Rochester 16 years ago. The deceased's maiden name was Angie GOSS and she had been married for fifty-six years. Mrs. Low was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the Eastern Star lodge in Rochester.
Survivors are the husband, a brother, Alph GOSS, Columbia City, a sister, Mrs. Web. BEATTIE of this city and a number of nieces and nephews, among them Mrs. Tim BAKER of Rochester.
The last rites will be held from the Lukenbill Funeral Home in Columbia City at 9 a.m. Sunday after which the cortege will leave for Gilead where burial will be made in the cemetery there around 11 a.m.

Sylvia Runyan [DENNY], 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DENNY of Argos, died at the Riley hospital at Indianapolis at noon Thursday.
The child had been ill a week with pneumonia and the past few days had complained of severe pain in the back of her neck. She was taken to Riley hospital for observation, but physicians there had not completed diagnosis on the case, though it was believed she had contracted infantile paralysis. Her physician at Argos said it was not known that she had contacted anyone who might transmit the disease to her.
If physicians determine that death was due to infantile paralysis, Sylvia will be the third fatality from the disease in Marshall county all within the last ten days.
Private funeral services were held at the graveside in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos on Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Mary Catherine WOODCOX, a pioneer resident of Fulton county, passed away at 5:30 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eric Ysberg, of Liberty township. Death resulted from an illness of five weeks' duration. The deceased had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life.
Mrs. Woodcox was born in Fulton county on October 11th, 1857, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William WALES. In the year of 1875 she was united in marriage with Ulrick WOODCOX, in a ceremony solemnized in Rochester. Mrs. Woodcox was a member of the Burton United Brethren church.
The survivors are three sons, Sam [WOODCOX]. Ray [WOODCOX] and Harley WOODCOX; a daughter, Mrs. Eric YSBERG, of near Rochester; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Amanda BOWMAN.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Burton church for all friends over 16 years of age. Rev. Roy GAUMER will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

Saturday, August 24, 1940

Harry E. BERNETHA, former judge of Fulton and Marshall county circuit court and one of Rochester's most prominent citizens passed away at seven o'clock Friday evening at his home, 1219 South Main street.
Death was attributed to chronic myocarditis. Mr. Bernetha had been ill since March 1st, and for the past few months was confined to his bed. Although attending physicians despaired of his life some time ago, a legion of Judge Bernetha's friends throughout this community was reluctant to accept the news of his passing as a reality.
Through his long tenure in the courts of northern and central Indiana, Judge Bernetha had acquired a wide acquaintance of friends in both legal and business fields throughout the state of Indiana. Mr. Bernetha who was a Democrat, always took an active part in the interests of that political organization and was elected Prosecuting Attorney for Marshall and Fulton counties in 1896 and re-elected in 1898.
In the year of 1902, Mr. Bernetha was elected Judge of the Marshall and Fulton County Circuit court; these counties in 1908 again honored Mr. Bernetha by re-electing him to the same office. He served as Judge of this circuit court until 1914, at which time be became a partner in the law firm of HOLMAN, BERNETHA & BRYANT, with offices at 112 East Eighth street, this city. The deceased was active in legal and civic interests of this community up until his last illness.
Harry E., son of James and Eliza Jane (WASHBURN) BERNETHA, was born May 12th, 1867 at Royal Center, Ind. He came to Rochester in 1888, from Marshtown, Ind., where he had taught school for a few years. In 1899 he was united in marriage with Miss Rhoda DELP, in a ceremony solemnized in this city. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago.
Mr. Bernetha was a member of the Rochester Masonic order, the Knights of Pythias, the Red Men lodges, and the Fulton County Bar association. He was admitted to the bar in 1891. Judge Bernetha was the fourth member of the Fulton County Bar association to die since March. The others being George DEAMER, C. I. CLEMANS and Charles E. EMMONS.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Madge ALLISON and Mrs. Mildred MYER, both of Rochester; a sister, Belle BERNETHA, of this city; a brother, L. E. BERNETHA, of Vero Beach, Florida, and three grandchildren, Harry [ALLISON] and James ALLISON, and Mrs. M. G. SCHLEIGER, all of this city.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. Glenn McGEE, of the Presbyterian church will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Rochester mausoleum.
Friends may pay their respects at the Bernetha home after five p.m. Saturday.

Gerald Emerson [MARSH], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ogden MARSH, who reside on a farm west of this city on the Burton road, died Friday evening after an illness of a day. The child was born July 31, 1940 and is survived by its parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora MARSH and Mr. and Mrs. J. MOON. The funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Burton church with Rev. Roy GARNER of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be made in the Moon cemetery west of Rochester.

Tuesday, August 27, 1940

Mrs. Edith HIVELY, aged 80, a former resident of Rochester, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John RICHIE, 746 South 24th street, South Bend, Sunday evening friends in this city have been advised. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of ten weeks.
Mrs. Hively was born in Fulton county, October 31, 1859, and had resided in South Bend since 1911. Surviving besides Mrs. Richie are a son, Harold HIVELY, Miami, Florida; grandson, Dr. Samuel HIVELY, of Chicago, and a great-grandson.
The body has been moved to the Lossen B. Hunt mortuary in South Bend where last rites probably will take place on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 28, 1940

Vernon ZEGAFUSE, 57, a veteran of the World War, died at 6:45 o'clock Tuesday morning at his farm home west of Gilead. Death was due to pneumonia which started Saturday.
The deceased was a life resident of the Gilead community and was born May 10, 1883. His parents were Alice and Peter ZEGAFUSE. He was a bachelor and a farmer. Mr. Zegafuse was a member of the Masonic lodge at Gilead.
Survivors are two brothers, Michael [ZEGAFUSE] and Francis ZEGAFUSE, and four sisters, Mrs. Zella DAWALT, Mrs. Bertha POWELL, Mrs. Mary GILLILAND and Mrs. Alta RODEMAN, all of whom live on farms near Gilead.
The last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gilead Methodist church with Rev. A. A. HORN officiating. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery where the Gilead Masonic lodge will have charge of the committal service.

Mrs. Sarah M. BABCOCK, aged 78, of 1309 Elm street, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carmen SPENCER, in Fulton at 5:10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis which she suffered four months ago. Mrs. Babcock was taken to her daughter's home after she suffered the stroke.
The deceased was born in Rochester township, April 8, 1862, the daughter of Hile and Hannah CRIPE. She had spent her entire life in the vicinity of Rochester.
Her husband, the late Andrew O. BABCOCK, was Fulton county assessor for several terms. Mrs. Babcock was a member of the Baptist church first at Ebenezer and later in Rochester.
Survivors are Mrs. SPENCER, a son, Frank BABCOCK, South Bend; sister, Mrs. Mattie FORD, Rochester; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Rochester Baptist church with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the home of Mrs. Spencer in Fulton from 9 a.m. Thursday until the hour of the last rites.

Thursday, August 29, 1940

Last rites for Mrs. Sarah BABCOCK, lifelong resident of Rochester who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carmen SPENCER, in Fulton yesterday, will be held from the First Baptist church in Rochester at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, August 30. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL will officiate and interment will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Charles MUNN, aged 65, who for many years had resided on a farm in Richland township four miles northwest of Rochester died in the Woodlawn hospital at 1 o'clock this afternoon.
Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several years' duration.
Little information could be obtained today as to Mrs. Munn's life. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley HARRIS and was a member of the Grandview Evangelical church.
Survivors are the husband, four daughters, four brothers and two sisters.

Friday, August 30, 1940

Funeral services for Mrs. Charlie MUNN, aged 65, who died in the Woodlawn hospital at 12:35 p.m. Thursday will be held from the Grandview Evangelical church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. WYANT will officiate and burial will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.
Mrs. Munn's death followed an illness of several years due to complications. She had been bedfast for the past five weeks.
The deceased who was Lovina Mariah HARRIS, was born in Marshall county, August 8, 1875. Her parents were John and Ellen HARRIS. She was married in a ceremony performed in Argos on April 17, 1898.
Mrs. Munn had resided in Fulton county for 35 years moving here from Marshall county. At the time of her death she lived on a farm five miles northwest of Rochester on R.R 3. Mrs. Munn was a member of the Grandview Evangelical church.
Survivors are the husband; four daughters, Mrs. Clara KEESEY, Ocean Park, Calif.; Mrs. Ethel SIMONS, Argos; Mrs. Georgia ALDERFER, Mishawaka; and Mrs. Lola SMITH, South Bend; four brothers, two sisters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The body has been taken to the Foster funeral home where it will remain until 1 p.m. Saturday when it will be removed to the Munn residence in Richland township.

A number of Rochester residents and visitors to Lake Manitou were unknowingly exposed to the dreaded infantile paralysis, it became known here today following the death in Muncie Wednesday of Horace RANSDELL, aged 28.
Ransdell, activities director of the Muncie Y.M.C.A., succumbed in the Ball hospital at Muncie two days after he returned to Muncie after a week's vacation at Lake Manitou.
Ransdell came here on August 17 and returned to Muncie August 26. That day he became ill and Tuesday was taken to the Ball hospital with infantile paralysis.
Ransdell was a native of Connersville where his father is the superintendent of a telephone company. He was a graduate of Hanover college. Survivors are the parents and his bride of less than a year. Private funeral services were held in Connersville yesterday.

Saturday, August 31, 1940

Relatives in this city, early today were apprised of the death of Clayton SWINEHART, which occurred in the Hines Hospital, Chicago, at 11 o'clock Friday night. Mr. Swinehart, whose home is in South Bend, Ind., suffered a stroke of paralysis a few weeks ago and was removed to the Hines hospital for treatment.
For the past several years Mr. Swinehart was employed as a fireman by the South Bend fire department. The deceased, who was a former resident of this city, was married to Miss Nellie DAVIS, also of this city, a number of years ago. Mrs. Swinehart is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus DAVIS.
The survivors are his wife and two children. Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, September 3, 1940

Funeral services for Clayton SWINEHART, 49, former resident of this city, were conducted by Rev. Van W. HINKLEY, in the River Park Methodist church, in South Bend, Tuesday afternoon. Several Rochester relatives and friends attended the services.
Mr. Swinehart passed away Friday evening in the Hines Memorial hospital, Hines, Ill., where he had been ill for three months with apoplexy.
The deceased was born in Rochester, November 3, 1890. In 1918 he was united in marriage with Nellie DAVIS, of this city, who survives. He also leaves two children, Carol [SWINEHART] and Don [SWINEHART], at home in South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Nora JOHNSON and Mrs. Ione REYNOLDS, and a brother, Hollis SWINEHART, all of South Bend.

William CAMPBELL, 78, passed away at the county home Sunday afternoon at four o'clock, following an illness of three years' duration. Death was attributed to complications. Mr. Campbell followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
William, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah CAMPBELL, was born in Rochester on February 4th, 1862. His wife, Melissa CAMPBELL, preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter, whose present address is unknown.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, Ind. Rev. Julius PFEIFFER officiated. Interment was made in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.

Wednesday, September 4, 1940

Billie Edward [HUNTER], 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleon HUNTER who reside on the Fulton-Wabash county line south of Disko died in the Riley hospital at Indianapolis yesterday from acute infantile paralysis.
The lad was taken ill Friday when he was in the school at Laketon during the preparatory session. A doctor was called after the lad was moved to his home. He was taken to the Indianapolis hospital in an ambulance Monday afternoon.
Survivors are the parents, Cleon and Emma HUNTER, two sisters, Beverly [HUNTER] and Bonnie [HUNTER] and two brothers, John [HUNTER] and Gene [HUNTER], all at home.
The body has been moved to the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron where private services will be held at a date as yet undetermined.
John W. COSTELLO, aged 88, prominent farm resident of Wayne township, died at his home near Grass Creek at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning from a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered ten days ago. He had been in declining health for several years.
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The deceased was born in Butler county, Ohio June 6, 1852, the son of Patrick and Ann COSTELLO. He had lived for 82 years on the farm where he died, his parents moving to the farm from Hamilton, Ohio. He was the last survivor of a family of seven children.
In a ceremony performed in St. Elizabeth's Catholic church at Lucerne on January 23, 1883, he was married to Margaret MAHONEY of Cass county, who preceded him in death December 11, 1939. Mr. Costello was a member of St. Ann's Catholic church of Kewanna.
Mr. Costello was active in religious, social and political circles in Fulton county and was always a staunch Democrat. He was one of the founders and most active workers in the old Fulton County Fair Association and served in every office of that organization.
Mr. Costello had a wide acquaintance in Fulton and surrounding counties through his business as a livestock dealer which he conducted in addition to his farm duties.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Ella HINES, Kewanna, Fulton County Democratic vice-chairman; Mrs Mary CATON, also of Kewanna; Mrs. Henry HIRSCH, Logansport, and Mrs. Clifford MEYER of South Bend; three sons, John W. COSTELLO, Chicago; Dr. Joseph COSTELLO, St. Louis, and Edward COSTELLO, Michigan City; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna at 9 o'clock Friday morning with the Rev. Leroy BREITENBACK, pastor of St. Ann's church, reading the funeral mass. Interment will be made in St. Ann's cemetery at Grass Creek.

Thursday, September 5, 1940

Relatives in Macy have received word of the death of Glen BELT, aged 50, a former resident of Macy, who died September 1, in Hollywood, Calif. Death was due to pneumonia.
Mr. Belt was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe BELT who resided on a farm near the Fulton-Miami county line. He graduated from Rochester college and taught school in Fulton county for a year.
He then went to Los Angeles where he took post-graduate work in the University of Southern California. While in this college Mr. Belt secured a position as tutor for Jackie COOGAN, well-known movie star and had charge of his schooling through the equivalent of grade and high school.
In the last few years Mr. Bet has been on the staff of one of the large Hollywood studios as a director and supervised the making of a number of big pictures.
Survivors are his wife, son, Alan Douglas [BELT], and daughter, Mary Ellen [BELT], all of Hollywood; a twin brother, Rex BELT of San Diego, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Henry OVERMYER of South Bend.
Informants did not know as to funeral arrangements but it was thought that they would be held in Hollywood and burial would be made there.

William HEDDLESON, 89, died at his home in Gilead at 9 o'clock this morning from complications incident to old age and following an illness of several years.
The deceased was born in Xenia, Ohio, September 18, 1851, the son of John and Elizabeth (DURNBAUGH) HEDDLESON. He had lived in Gilead since he was three years of age and had followed the occupation of farming. He was married to Laura LEWIS in 1884. Mr. Heddleson was a member of the Brethren church at Denver.
Survivors are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Pearl HEDDLESON of Gilead, three nephews and four nieces.
The body has been moved to the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. Albert BUSSERT, 72, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday at her farm home five miles southeast of this city. Mrs. Bussert had been in ill health for the past five years suffering from tuberculosis. She had been a resident of the Woodrow community for five years.
Anna [CONELL], daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth (ELDERS) CONELL, was born January 22nd, 1868 at Mentone, Ind. She was united in marriage with Albert BUSSERT on November 4th, 1883, at Burket, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Bussert resided on a farm near Akron for a number of years. The deceased was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Surviving are her husband, at home; a son, Ora [BUSSERT], of Wagoners Station; four sisters, Mrs. Della VanGILER, of Peru, Ind.; Mandy [CONELL], Lilly [CONELL] and Cynthia [CONELL], all of Portland, Ore., and two grandchildren. Two sons preceded their mother in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. Geo. CRANE, of this city, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery near Fulton. Friends may pay their respects at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.

Arthur Wayne DAVIS, who was born April 9, 1940, died Thursday morning at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Davis of near Leiters Ford. Death was due to pneumonia and complications and followed an illness of several weeks.
Arthur Wayne was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil DAVIS of near Leiters Ford. The mother was formerly Mildred RITENOUR of Leiters Ford.
Survivors are the parents, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert DAVIS and Mr. and Mrs. Fred CAMPBELL of Leiters Ford.
Strictly private funeral services will be held from the Lukenbill chapel in Leiters Ford at 10 a.m. Friday.

Word has been received here of the death of Miss Winifred CRIPPEN, Logansport, who was killed in an auto-motorcycle crash near Valparaiso at 6 o'clock Monday night. Miss Crippen is a cousin of Frank ALBER of this city and of John [ALBER] and N. M. ALBER of near Talma. Miss Crippen has often visited her cousins here.

Friday, September 6, 1940

The death of Mrs. Mariea BUSCH occurred Wednesday midnight at Carneal hospital in Winamac, two weeks after suffering a stroke of paralysis. She was fifty-five years of age.
Born in Denmark on September 14, 1884, Mrs. Busch came to this country as a small child. She was married in Chicago in 1904 to Albert H. BUSCH, and they were well known residents of the Lake Bruce vicinity for many years. Following the death of Mr. Busch, she moved to Winamac.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bernice RENEE and Mrs. Fayette LINK of Lake Bruce and Miss Marie BUSCH of Winamac, and one son, Albert BUSCH.

Last rites are to be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Kennedy funeral home on South Monticello street, Winamac, Robert KELLY reading the Christian Science funeral service. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home.

A committal service was held in the cemetery at Richland center Friday afternoon for Hettie ROHR, aged 47, a former resident of this community who died at her home in South Bend at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Death followed an illness of two weeks resulting from a hemorrhage of the brain. Services were held in the Hollis Funeral Home in South Bend conducted by Rev. Harold BOTTERTON prior to the time the cortege left for Richland Center.
The deceased was born in Pulaski county, June 3, 1893, the daughter of Frank and Minnie LUNSFORD, both of whom preceded in death. Survivors are two brothers, Harry LUNSFORD and Loyd LUNSFORD, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie DAVIS, all of South Bend.

Saturday, September 7, 1940

John Wesley HARTMAN, 61, retired electrical engineer, passed away Friday afternoon at his home, 162 East Third street, Peru, Ind. Mr. Hartman was a former resident of Rochester. During his residency in this city he was superintendent of the local light, heat and power plant for a number of years. He moved to Peru 23 years ago.
The deceased who was the son of Jacob and Anna (MILLER) HARTMAN was born in Miami county on September 23rd, 1878. On March 17th, 1915, he was united in marriage to Fay SLUSSER, in a ceremony which was solemnized at Peru.
The survivors are his wife, of Peru; a son, Edwin HARTMAN, of Monrovia, Calif.; a brother, Harley HARTMAN, of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Margaret CRON, of Minnesota, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the Allen funeral home, East Third street, Peru. Rev. V. L. CLEAR, of the Methodist church of Peru, will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Five Corners cemetery, southwest of Macy.

Monday, September 9, 1940

Mrs. Elizabeth HASLETT, former resident of this city, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at her home in Gary, Ind. Death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis suffered two weeks ago. Mrs. Haslett had resided in Gary for the past score of years, moving to that city from Rochester.
The deceased was born in Rochester on January 30th, 1875. Her husband, Stewart HASLETT, preceded her in death 12 years ago last May. Mr. Haslett for a long number of years was engaged in the poultry business in this city. Mrs. Haslett was a member of the Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star, of Gary.
The survivors are a son, Fred HASLETT, of Gary; a daughter, Mrs. James T. MILLER, of Gary, and five grandchildren.
Brief services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, where interment will be made.
Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON of the Rochester Methodist church will be in charge of the rites.

A surprise vissit which Mrs. Fay SHAW, of Miami, Florida, had planned to make on her sister, Mrs. Etta WHITE, aged 63, of Argos, turned out to be a call at a home where death had visited three hours prior to her arrival in Argos, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. White had suffered with heart trouble for the past two years and Mrs. Shaw planned to make a surprise visit on her. She left Miami, Fla. in her car several days ago, arriving at her sister's home in the wake of the Death Angel.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county, March 7, 1877, the daughter of William and Mary HARMON. She had resided in Argos since she was a young girl. Her husband, Bert WHITE, died 19 years ago. Mrs. White was a member of the Jordan Baptist church.
The sister, Mrs. Shaw, is the only immediate survivor.
The last rites will be held from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. (CST) Wednesday with Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the last rites.

Life and death played dual roles Sunday at 1 o'clock when Mrs. Russell BARBER, aged 43, who resides on a farm north of Akron near the Beaver Dam school house, died from hemorrhages as she gave birth to a baby daughter who lived.
The deceased was Edna Fay SITTON, daughter of John W. and Sadie SITTON. She was born near Beaver Dam, March 29, 1897 and had resided in that community all of her life. She was married May 8, 1915.
Survivors are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Esther BIDLEMAN, Beaver Dam; Nondas [BARBER] and the infant, as yet unnamed, both at home; three sons, Albert [BARBER], Dale [BARBER] and Jack [BARBER], all at home; the parents who reside on a farm in Kosciusko county; three brothers, Lloyd SITTON, Warsaw; Meral SITTON, Claypool; and Orville SITTON, Akron; and three sisters, Mrs. Ida HOFFMAN, Akron; Mrs. Ruth DECKER, Claypool; and Mrs. Neva SMITH of Burket.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Church of God in Akron with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron.

Tuesday, September 10, 1940

John Robert McCONAUGHY, 76, passed away at his home four and a half miles west of Kewanna, 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to a heart attack. The deceased had been a resident of the Kewanna communiy for the past eight years, moving there from Frederick, Okla.
Mr. McConaughy was born in Boone county, Ind., on Sept. 23rd, 1864. He was the son of John and Mary McCONAUGHY. He was married on June 14th, 1890, in a ceremony solemnized at Rosstown, Ind. The deceased, who followed the occupation of farming was a member of the Red Men's lodge of Lebanon, Ind.
The survivors are his wife, Jennie McCONAUGHY, two daughters, Mrs. Norva BUTLER, of Kewanna, Mrs. Paul E. HIATT, of South Bend and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie LASKEY, of Advance, Ind., and Mrs. Dessie BURSETT, of Crawfordsville, Ind.
Funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed. The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Lee JOHNSON, 52, of Ora, was killed instantly at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning when his auto was struck by eastbound Erie passenger train No. 16 at a crossing near Aldine. The train in charge of Conductor Charles REGAN, Huntington, is due in Rochester at 10:58 a.m.
Johnson was the manager of the Budlong Pickle company's salting station at Ora and he was covering his territory in his car when he met his death.
Mr. Johnson had a number of friends in Rochester. He is survived by his wife, who is blind, and five children several of whom are minors.

Wednesday, September 11, 1940

Funeral services for John Robert McCONAUGHY, aged 76, who died at his farm home west of Kewanna yesterday, will be held from the Church of Christ in Kewanna at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Robert MATHEWS will be in charge and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Funeral services were held in Keokuk, Iowa, Sunday for Charles L. ALDERFER, aged 65, who died at his home in Keokuk last Thursday from a sudden heart attack. He had been in failing health for two years.
Mr. Alderfer was born at Walnut July 30, 1875, and for a number of years lived in the Walnut and Tiosa neighborhoods. For many years he traveled with the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus as a trapeze artist and then had his own wagon circus which was billed under the title of "ALDERFER'S GREAT DOG AND PONY SHOW."
Mr. Alderfer was married in 1892 to Miss Emma KEISTER. He was a member of the Mthodist church and Masonic fraternity at Gilead. Mr. Alderfer maintained winterquarters for his circus in Gilead for five years.
Surviving are his widow; a son, Leroy ALDERFER, of Crane, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph CHRISTY, of Keokuk; two grandchildren; a brother, C. O. STAUFFER, of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Clayton FLETCHER of Argos and Mrs. Tenia KINDIG of Mishawaka and stepfather, W. H. STAUFFER of South Bend.

Thursday, September 12, 1940

Funeral services for Wellington SEVERNS, aged 62, president of the Fulton county board of commissioners, who died yesterday afternoon at his farm home six miles southeast of Rochester near Green Oak from a heart attack will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. Charles BENDER of Logansport will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Severns died while his grandson, Benjamin SEVERNS and a neighbor, William ZEISENHENE, were assisting him in making bean hay. Mr. Severns stopped to rest while standing on the top of the stack. Suddenly his two companions saw him topple over and when they reached his side they found him dead. Mrs. Severns suffered a heart attack when told of her husband's death. She was much better today.
The deceased was born in Newcastle township on August 13, 1878, the son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth SEVERNS. All of his life was spent in Fulton county, and he had resided in his present home 34 years. He was married on Oct. 16, 1888, to Anna LITTLE.
An active Democrat, he was just completing his second term as county commissioner and was president of the board at the time of his death. He was a candidate for re-election. He also served as county commissioner from 1923 to 1926. He was a member of the Green Oak Methodist church.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Kathryn [SEVERNS], at home; two sons, Delois [SEVERNS] of Rochester, and French [SEVERNS], of near Fulton; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. J. H. SHOBE, Rochester; two half-sisters, Mrs. Alonzo LONG and Mrs. Tena MICKEY, Rochester; and a half-brother, Oliver [SEVERNS], of Mentone.

Mrs. Alice E. WYNN, aged 81, a life resident of Richland township, died at her farm home northeast of Rochester at 4:10 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of two years.
The deceased was the daughter of Eli and Barbara ROGERS. She was born May 7, 1859. She was married to Eli WYNN in a ceremony performed in Rochester April 22, 1880. Mrs. Wynn was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors are the husband, a brother, William ROGERS; a sister, Mrs. Harrison WYNN; four half-brothers, Tola [ROGERS], Franklin [ROGERS], Clayton [ROGERS] and Harley ROGERS, and a half-sister, Mrs. Arilla DOOLEY, all of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Richland Center.

Friday, September 13, 1940

Mrs. Martha F. LOUDERBACK, aged 85, who has been a resident of Rochester for fifty-six years, died at her home, 492 East Ninth street, late Thursday from the effects of a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Aug. 20th.
Mrs. Louderback was born in Cass county, October 15, 1884. Her parents were James and Nancy EVANS. Her husband, Benjamin F. LOUDERBACK, preceded her in death on April 22, 1914.
Mr. and Mrs. Louderback came to Rochester from Logansport in 1884. Mr. Louderback for many years was employed in the MYERS and BAILEY planing mill. Mrs. Louderback was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Survivors are two sons, John M. LOUDERBACK of Seattle, Wash., and Glen LOUDERBACK of Hammond, Ind., and a number of nieces and nephews, among them Mrs. William ZIMMERMAN.
The last rites will be conducted from the Grace Methodist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body has been moved to the Val Zimmerman Funeral apartments where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Mary (McCLINTIC) MORRIS, of Beaver Dam Lake and a former resident of Peru died in the Woodlawn hospital here Thursday morning after a two weeks' illness due to pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris moved to the Beaver Dam community several years ago from Peru. Mrs. Morris was 50 years of age at the time of death. She was born in Peru October 21, 1889, the daughter of William D. and Winona SHIRK McCLINTIC.
Surviving are the husband, Spurgeon MORRIS, and one brother, Lieut. Col. Brown S. McCLINTIC, who is stationed with the medical corps at Fort Monroe, Va. Mrs. Morris was a member of the First Baptist church of Peru.
The funeral services will be held from the home at Beaver Dam Lake at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. James MORRIS, Des Moines, brother of Spurgeon Morris officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru.

Miss Betty Mae SAUSAMAN, aged 17, of Silver Lake died in the Woodlawn hospital at 9 o'clock Thursday night after an illness of three weeks due to complications.
Miss Sausaman made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Charles WADE of Silver Lake. She was taken ill while the Wade family were living at Winona Lake.
The deceased was born in Fort Wayne, July 18, 1923, the daughter of Loyd and Clara SAUSAMAN. She was a graduate of the high school at Silver Lake.
Surviving are the father, Loyd SAUSAMAN, who is employed in the postoffice at Kokomo, and the step-mother.
The body has been moved to the Summe Funeral Home in Silver Lake where the last rites will be held Sunday at a time yet undetermined.

Monday, September 16, 1940

Relatives received word this morning of the death of Gerald WALTERS, who passed away at the State Soldier's hospital in Lafayette Sunday evening. Mr. Walters was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Delbert ANDERSON and Mrs. William MILLER of this city.

Thomas Alonzo CLEMANS, 83, passed away at 9:30 o'clock Sunday evening at his farm home, three and a half miles east of Macy. Death resulted from complications following an illness of over 14 years duration. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
Mr. Clemans was born in Fulton county on March 3rd, 1857. His parents were Daniel and Hannah (BIGGS) CLEMANS. He was united in marriage with Harriett CLELAND on December 1st, 1881, in a ceremony solemnized in Perry Township, Miami county. His wife preceded him in death seven years ago. The deceased followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are two sons, Frank CLEMANS, of Logansport; Walter CLEMANS, of Macy; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche MORRISSEY, of Macy and several grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock, at the Ebenezer church, with Rev. C. W. MONTGOMERY officiating. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Mrs. Frank FISHLEY, of Macy, received word of the death of her brother, Merritt Alfred KERSCHNER, who passed away at his home in Muskegon, Mich., Saturday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Ebenezer church, southeast of Rochester. The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, of Denver, will be in charge of the rites and burial will be made in the Deedsville cemetery.
Mr. Kerschner was born Sept. 17, 1890, in Miami county, Indiana He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter, and his sister, Mrs. Fishley, of Macy, Ind.

Tuesday, September 17, 1940

Mrs. Carrie B HOFF, aged 53, died at her home in Akron at 12:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered seven months ago.
She was born May 17, 1887 in Lafayette. Her parents were William and Margaret SNYDER. In a ceremony performed March 25, 1909 she was married to Isaac HOFF. Mrs. Hoff, who was a member of the Methodist church of Peru, moved to Akron from Peru four years ago.
She is survived by her husband, a son by a former marriage, Eugene FOREMAN, Peru, three sons, Robert HOFF, Akron; Paul [HOFF] and Isaac HOFF, Peru; a daughter, Mrs. Marie BARR, Peru; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ethel DEVANNER, Peru; two brothers, John SNYDER, Marion and Harry SNYDER, Peru; and a sister, Mrs. Nellie HUDSON of Peru; and 12 grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from 568 East Fifth street, Peru, at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru.
The body will be moved to 568 East Fifth street, Peru from the Hoff home in Akron on Wednesday morning.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma S. MORRISON, who passed away Sunday morning at her home near Monterey, will be held at the Riverbank church, Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Rev. R. L. HANDSCHU will be in charge of the rites and burial will be made in the Gross cemetery at Winamac.
Mrs. Morrison died from a heart attack. Her body was found by her daughter early Sunday morning after she had arisen to prepare breakfast.
The deceased was born April 24th, 1870, in Elwood, Ind. She was married to John MORRISON, on Nov. 28th, 1888. Mrs. Morrison was a member of the Christian church.
The husband and eight children survive. Three sons, Homer [MORRISON], Olympia, Wash.; Lester [MORRISON] and Paul [MORRISON] of South Bend, and five daughters, Mrs. C. H. ANDERSON, Las Vegas, Calif.; Mrs. J. E. McDONALD, Niobrara, Neb.; Mrs. J. E. FORMAN, Culver; Mrs. Milo LEWIS, Monterey, and Ruth MORRISON at home.

Funeral services for John Gerald WALTERS, aged 43, of 518 East Dubail avenue, South Bend, a former resident of Rochester will be held in the chapel of the Russell Funeral Home, 220 West Jefferson boulevard, South Bend, at 1 p.m. (CST) Wednesday.
Mr. Walters passed away in the hospital at Soldier's Home in Lafayette Monday following an illness of four years. He was a mechanic and a veteran of the World War. He moved to South Bend from Rochester in 1924. On September 16, 1924, he was married to Irene EASTERDAY of Rochester.
Survivors include the widow; one daughter, Phyllis [WALTERS], aged 9; the mother, Mrs. Henry WALTERS; a brother, Robert WALTERS, all of South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Grover SHAFER of Argos.
Mr. Walters was a member of American Legion Post No. 50, of South Bend which service organization will have charge of the funeral services.

Thursday, September 19, 1940

Mrs. Joseph H. TRACEY, aged 83, for many years a resident of Akron, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank MADEFORD in Akron at 12:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to complications incident to old age. She had been in ill health for three years and bedfast for three months.
The deceased was born near South Whitley, March 2, 1857. Her parents were William and Maryann EDWARDS. She had lived in the Akron community since she was about fifteen years of age, moving there from her birthplace.

In a ceremony which was performed in Akron December 21, 1878 she was married to Joseph TRACEY, who died eleven years ago. Mrs. Tracey was a member of the Methodist church at Akron.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. MADEFORD; a son, Warren V. TRACEY, Peru, a brother, Irie EDWARDS, Wichita, Kansas; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two daughters preceded their mother in death.
The last rites will be held in Akron at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Julius PFEIFFER, pastor of the Akron Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be made in the cemetery at Gilead.

Mrs. Eva LOWMAN, aged 64, who was reared on a farm near Fulton, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul WEIFORD of Huntington. Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis which she suffered one month ago.
Mrs. Lowman was born in Fulton but had lived in Huntington for thirty-eight years. Her parents were William and Charlotte ZEIGLER and her husband is A. M. LOWMAN. Mrs. Lowman was a member of the Christian church at Huntington.
Survivors are the husband and five children.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian church in Huntington at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetry at Huntington.

Friday, September 20, 1940

William C. TYRRELL, former well-known Fulton county farmer, died Thursday evening in the St. Joseph hospital, Logansport, Ind., following a serious illness of approximately two weeks. For the past five years, Mr. Tyrrell has resided on a farm two and a half miles northeast of Logansport. Mr. Tyrrell for many years followed the occupation of farming in Liberty township.
William C., son of James and Maria TYRRELL was born December 3rd, 1884 at Hoopston, Ill. He was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church, of Kewanna.
Surviving are two brothers, Mike [TYRRELL], of Logansport, and John [TYRRELL], of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Homer RICHARDSON of Akron, Ind., and Mrs. Ted WHITE of near Kewanna; one niece and two nephews.
The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m from St. Anne church, Kewanna, with the Rev. Leo BREITENBACH in charge. Burial will be at St. Anne cemetery.
The body, now at the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton, will be removed to the Ted WHITE residence at Kewanna.

Mrs. Effie ELLIOTT BRUBAKER, former resident of this city, passed away Thursday evening at the Parkview hospital, in Plymouth. Death was attributed to a cancer. Mrs. Brubaker prior to the past two weeks, however, was enjoying her usual good health. During her residence in Rochester, she was engaged as housekeeper at the Frank TERRY home.
The deceased was united in marriage with George BRUBAKER, of Peru, Ind., a little over five weeks ago. The couple resided on a farm near Tippecanoe, Ind. Mrs. Brubaker was a member of the Methodist church and took an active interest in the work of the Townsend club.
The survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth CHAPERS, of Tippecanoe; a son, Floyd ELLIOTT, of Mentone and six grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Brubaker will be held from the Methodist church at Tippecanoe at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Tippecanoe.

Saturday, September 21, 1940

The funeral services for Mrs. George BRUBAKER will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church in Tippecanoe and not at 2:30 as previously announced. Mrs. Brubaker died Thursday evening in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an illness of several months. For a number of years she was a nurse in the home of the late Attorney Frank TERRY. She is better known as Mrs. Effie ELLIOTT.

Monday, September 23, 1940

Mrs. Demma HOGAN, 76 years old, life resident of Kewanna passed away Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Death resulted from complications following an illness of two months duration. Mrs. Hogan had a host of friends throughout the western sections of Fulton county.
Mrs. Hogan was born December 20th, 1863 on a farm near Kewanna. She was a member of the Baptist church and the Easetrn Star and Rebekah Lodges.
The survivors are two sons, Elra HOGAN and Ernest HOGAN, of Kewanna; four grandchildren, ElRoy [HOGAN], Jack [HOGAN], Conradeen [HOGAN] and Mrs. Nelda REED; two brothers, Charles COLLINS, of Kewanna, Frank COLLINS, of California; and three other grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Interment was made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, September 24, 1940

Mrs. Mary LOLMAUGH, aged 21, died at 7 o'clock Saturday evening in the Kelley hospital in Argos after a two weeks' illness due to diphtheria.
She had lived in Argos for four years, moving there from Lapaz. Mrs. Lolmaugh was born near Lapaz May 3, 1919, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard CHURCH.
Survivors are the husband, daughter, Donna Jean [LOLMAUGH], a son, David [LOLMAUGH], the parents and several brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were held Sunday morning in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos with Rev. Roy KNIGHT officiating.
The release notice of the death of Mrs. Lolmaugh was given today by health officers.

Georgia Ann CONRAD, aged 26, passed away at 5:40 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home, 1608 Audubon avenue, this city. Death resulted from heart disease following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Conrad had been a resident of this community throughout her life.
Georgia, daughter of George and Grace KNIGHT was born in Rochester, October 23rd, 1913. She was united in marriage to Daniel F. CONRAD on December 10th, 1931. Mrs. Conrad was a member of the Evangelical church of this city.
Survivors are the husband, a son, Daniel Milo [CONRAD]; her parents, and the following brothers and sisters, Jesse [KNIGHT], Steve [KNIGHT], Charlie [KNIGHT], Ruth Dorothy KNIGHT of Rochester, and Eva PROPHET, of Logansport.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the residence. Rev. George LONG, of the Evangelical church, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Wednesday, September 25, 1940

George M. BARKMAN, aged 83, a life resident of this city, died at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Holmes THOMAS, 320 West Fifth street, after an illness of four months due to complications.
The deceased was the son of Isaac and Elizabeth BARKMAN and was born July 24th, 1857. His wife who preceded him in death was Sarah E. COPLEN. Mr. Barkman was a farmer and retired several years ago.
Survivors are two sons, Claude BARKMAN of Mentone, and Irvin BARKMAN of Wheeling, W.Va.; a daughter, Mrs. THOMAS, two brothers, Alonzo BARKMAN and Newt BARKMAN of Rochester and two grandsons.
The funeral arrangements will not be completed until the arrival here of the son, Irvin Barkman, who is the principal of a high school at Wheeling, W.Va.

Thursday, September 26, 1940

Funeral services for the late George M. BARKMAN who died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Holmes THOMAS, 320 West Fifth street, will be held from the Thomas home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. George J. LONG will be in charge and burial will be made in the Sycamore Cemetery northeast of this city.

Mrs. Elizabeth (CROW) SEE, who resides northeast of Argos, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, Ind. Death resulted from complications. Mrs. See had been in ill health for the past two years.
Mrs. See was born in Indiana on August 11th, 1867. Her first husband, S. CROW, died in 1886. On November 2nd, 1936, she was united in marriage with Jerry SEE.
The survivors are her husband, a son, Charles CROW of LaPorte, Ind.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Ida SETTERS, of Argos; Mrs. Walter TENNETT, of LaPorte and Mrs. Alice TYLER, of South Bend, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Grossman funeral home, in Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Christian church and Rev. Frank WAGONER of the Church of God will officiate. Burial will be made in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Saturday, September 28, 1940

Mrs. Ruth M. ANDERSON, aged 95, pioneer resident of Union township passed away 6:30 o'clock Friday evening at the home of her grandson, Oren Anderson, a quarter of a mile north of Kewanna. Death resulted from complications after an illness of 16 months duration. Mrs. Anderson, who had resided in or near Kewanna throughout her entire life had a host of friends throughout the western sections of the county.
The deceased who was the daughter of James and Susan ELLIOTT, was born February 10th, 1845 on a farm near Kewanna. Her husband, Jacob ANDERSON, preceded her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
The survivors are a foster daughter, Mrs. Almedia MOON, of Kewanna; two grandsons, Oren ANDERSON, of Kewanna; Milo ANDERSON, of Venice, Calif.; nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna pending funeral arrangements.

Monday, September 30, 1940

Abraham BERGER, 89, died Sunday noon at the home of his son, W. H. Berger, south of Gilead. He formerly lived in Roann but had been making his home with his son during his illness.
Born Dec. 13, 1851, in Miami county, the son of Henry and Lavina BERGER, he spent most of his life as a farmer near Roann. His wife, Mary LANDIS BERGER, died several years ago.
Survivors include: two sons, Aaron S. BERGER, of Akron, and W. H. BERGER, of Gilead; one daughter, Lavina BERGER [II], of Gilead; a brother, H. P. BERGER, of Macy, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church in Gilead, with Rev. John McCOLLEY of Roann, assisted by Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron, officiating. Burial will be made in Gilead cemetery.

John W. JOHNSTONE, aged 81, died at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Elda COOPER, 113 South Maple street, Argos at 2:30 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of eight years due to complications. He had lived with the Cooper family for the past eight years.
The deceased was born on a farm north of Bourbon, December 12, 1858 the son of Jacob and Elizabeth JOHNSTONE. He was married in 1882 to Alma MARTIN who died in 1885. Mr. Johnstone followed the occupation of farming throughout his lifetime, all of the time in Indiana except for five years in Wisconsin.
Survivors are a son, Edwin C. JOHNSTONE, Argos, two brothers Sylvester JOHNSTONE and Link JOHNSTONE both of Barron, Wisconsin, 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
The last rites were held this afternoon from the Grossman Funeral home in Argos with Rev. J. E. BURGESS, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church of Tippecanoe officiating. Burial will be made in the Bethel cemetery.

Tuesday, October 1, 1940

Mrs. Maria ALSPACH WOOD, 1005 South Main street, well known local resident died at 5:30 o'clock Monday afternoon while visiting in the home of her cousin, Mrs. Hannah GOSS at Big Lake near Columbia City. Death was due to a heart attack which she had suffered an hour and a half earlier in the day.
Mrs. Wood, who has always been active in church and social circles here, accompanied her brother-in-law, Robert MARSH, her niece, Mrs. J. Marion SOUERS, and Mr. SOUERS, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., to Columbia City Sunday to visit Mrs. Goss at her summer resort home.
Mrs. Wood was born on a farm southwest of this city in the Antioch neighborhood. She was one of eight children born to George and Elizabeth GOSS. She spent her entire lifetime here.
She was united in marriage to Sylvester ALSPACH, a local shoe merchant, who preceded her in death. Later she was married to William WOOD who preceded her in death. Mrs. Wood was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Survivors are a son, Guy ALSPACH, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles ROBBINS, both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Angeline BURTON, Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews, among them Postmaster Hugh McMAHAN. A daughter, Mrs. Charles TAYLOR, preceded her mother in death.
The funeral services will be conducted from the home at 1005 Main street at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

The Misses Fay [WRIGHT] and Rena WRIGHT received word this morning from their brother-in-law, Harry SEE, that Mr. See's father, Charles SEE, died at his home Monday in Tracy, Calif.
The deceased lived in Rochester about 20 years ago and was a paper hanger and painter during his residence here.
Other surviving children are Gordon SEE, Donald SEE and Mrs. Carl OLIVER, all of California.

Frederick L. MILLS, aged 51, well known Liberty township farmer, died at his farm home two miles northeast of Fulton at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning from a sudden heart attack. Mr. Mills had been under the care of a doctor for heart ailment. He suffered the fatal heart seizure while sitting in a chair at his home.
The deceased was born in Marion, Ind., January 6, 1889. His parents were Melvin and Christina MILLS and he had lived near Fulton for 27 years where he followed the occupation of farming.
In a ceremony performed at Fulton, October 29, 1913, he was married to Gertrude STINGLEY. Mr. Mills was a member of the Fulton Masonic and Eastern Star lodges.
Survivors are the wife, the mother, Mrs. Christina MILLS and a bother, Earl MILLS, all of Fulton and a number of nieces and nephews. The father died several years ago.
The last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Mills farm home with Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, pastor of the Fulton Baptist church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Stacey SHAW, pastor of the United Brethren church of Fulton. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.

Wednesday, October 2, 1940

Samuel V. RICKEL, 77, well known farmer of the Macy community, passed away Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur BROWN, who resides southwest of Macy. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered ten days prior to his demise. Mr. Rickel had been a resident of Macy for the past 25 years.
The deceased who was the son of William and Mary RICKEL was born August 23rd, 1863 on a farm near Beaver Dam Lake, Ind. His wife, Rebecca (SAGER) RICKEL, passed away March 21, 1940. Mr. Rickel followed the occupation of farming.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur BROWN of Macy; Mrs. Esti CASSELL, of St. Johns, Mich.; two sons, Gordon RICKEL, of Maywood, Ill.; Kelsie R. RICKEL, of Anderson, Ind.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Interment will be made in the Mexico cemetery.

Lucius BRETZ, former resident of this city, passed away at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening at the state hospital, Logansport, Ind. Mr. Bretz suffered a heart attack and his death was almost instantaneous, it was stated. He had been a patient in the hospital since 1927 in which year he suffered severe head injuries when he was struck by an automobile in this city.

Mr. Bretz was born in Hancock county, Ohio, on January 16th, 1857. He had been a resident of Rochester for over two score years during which time he was employed as a teamster and also operated a hack line from the city to the lake. His wife whose maiden name was Ella COPELEN preceded him in death 48 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Bretz were married in a ceremony solemnized at Monterey, Ind.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. James BECKLEY, and Mrs. Nona SHOBE, both of Gary, Ind.; a half-sister, Mrs. Grace MENGLIN, of Frankfort, Ind.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Foster funeral home in this city. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, October 3, 1940

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Selena CIRCLE, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. BARRETT of New Castle, with whom she has been making her home for some time. Mrs. Circle, a former Rochester resident, has been ill for about six months. Funeral services will be held Friday morning, October 4th, at 10:30 o'clock, in the Barrett home at New Castle.

Friday, October 4, 1940

Mrs. Laura SHOWALTER of Akron has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Marion Jacob SHOWALTER, aged 79, which occurred at his home in Princeton, Missouri yesterday. Death was due to a heart ailment and followed an illness of six years.
The deceased who was a former resident of the Akron community was born near Butler, Indiana March 2, 1862. He was married to Katherine LENT, February 9, 1888 and was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors are the wife; brother, William SHOWALTER of Laketon; another sister-in-law, Mrs. Minnie MEYERS of North Manchester and a number of nieces and nephews.
Last rites and burial will be held at Princeton.

Roann, October 4. -- Daniel Dow VanBUSKIRK, 65, president of the Roann State Exchange bank since 1916, died in Wabash county hospital Thursday afternoon at 2:05 o'clock of heart trouble.
The prominent Roann citizen was born July 18, 1875 at Ijamsville, Ind., the son of Daniel and Martha (MILLER) VanBUSKIRK.
He was married June 6, 1900 to Maude SQUIRES who survives. Also surviving are two children, James [VanBUSKIRK] and Katherine [VanBUSKIRK], of Roann.
Van Buskirk spent practically all of his life here. He was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian church; the Roann Local 583 of the F. & A. M.; the Wabash Masonic chapter, council and comandery. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Consistery of Fort Wayne. He was also a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Surviving besides the wife and children are two sisters and one brother.
Van Buskirk was president of the Roann bank which his father founded in 1882.
The funeral will be conducted from the home Saturday at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, October 7, 1940

Alvin NEWELL, aged 90, a pioneer farmer of Fulton county passed away at 8:50 o'clock Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Bright, 335 Indiana avenue, this city. Death was attributed to complications following an illness of two months' duration. For the past seven years he had made his home with his daughter. Mr. Newell had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and Kosciusko counties.
Alvin, son of Martha and Wilson NEWELL was born August 12th, 1850 in Fulton county. In 1871 he united in marriage with Elizabeth HOLLOWAY in a ceremony solemnized at Warsaw, Ind. His wife preceded him in death 31 years ago. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church.
The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence BRIGHT; Mrs. Eugene HUNTER, of Bluffton, Ind.; Mrs. Jim HUBBARD, of Tiosa; Mrs. Elijah McINTIRE, of Tippecanoe; two sons, Jess NEWELL, of Warsaw; George NEWELL, of Mentone; 28 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the John's funeral home, Mentone, Ind. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery, near Mentone. The body was taken to the Mentone funeral home where it will lie in state up until the hour of the services.

Funeral services for Nancy Fay [NICKELS], one week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan NICKELS who died at the home of her parents early Sunday morning were held this afternoon from the parents' home near Akron. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiated and burial was made in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester. Survivors are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John BUNNELL. The mother was formerly, Anna BUNNELL of this city.

Tuesday, October 8, 1940

John H. COOPER, 86, well-known farmer of the Tippecanoe community, passed away Monday evening at the residence of Orville SMITH, south of Tippecanoe. Mr. Cooper had been in a critical condition for the past week, suffering from a complication of diseases.
The deceased was the son of Samuel and Betty COOPER and was born on a farm near Tippecanoe, Ind., on Aug. 30th, 1854. He resided in or near Tippecanoe throughout his life, following the occupation of farming. In 1876 he was united in marriage with Alice Roann. [sic] Mr Cooper was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church of Tippecanoe.
The survivors are a brother, P. A. COOPER, of Hammond, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Winnifred CRANE, of Tippecanoe; three grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Methodist church in Tippecanoe. Rev. John BURGESS and Rev. Harry HASHBERGER will officiate. Interment will be made in the Summit Chapel cemetery. The body was taken to the Grossman home in Argos where it will lie in state up until noon Thursday.

Funeral services for William Cloyd [ZUCK], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd ZUCK of Jackson, Mich., were held Sunday afternoon at the parents' home in Jackson. Mr. Zuck is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse ZUCK, both of Kewanna, and lived at Kewanna a few years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Zuck and daughter, Lucille [ZUCK], and Mr. and Mrs. George SMITH and daughters of Kewanna attended the funeral.

Amelia Ann SARBER, 90, died Monday morning at 2 o'clock at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. Abe WHETSTONE, near Mentone. Mrs. Sarber had been in ill health for several years suffering from heart asthma and complications due to advanced age.
She was born in Whitley county August 17, 1850, and had resided in the vicinity of Mentone her entire life-time. Her husband, Albert SARBER, preceded her in death 17 years ago. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church of Mentone.
Surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Ora HECKAMAN, of Etna Green; one step-daughter, Mrs. Whetstone, at whose home she died; 11 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. One son, one step-son and two step-daughters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Mentone Methodist church, Rev. COLLINS, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie RUSTIN HUNTER, who passed away Sunday evening at her home in Ora, Ind., will be held Wednesday morning, ten o'clock at the Latter Day Saints church in Ora.
Mrs. Hunter who was the daughter of Lot and Christinia RUSTIN, was born in Elgin Ill. in 1857. In 1875 she was united in marriage with Edward HUNTER who preceded her in death in 1932. Mrs. Hunter had been a resident of Ora for the past 28 years.
The survivors are five children, Mrs. Otto KANKA, of South Gate, Calif.; Edward HUNTER, of Chicago; John HUNTER, of LaCrosse, Wis.; Mrs. Christinia RANDALL, of Hixton, Wis.; Cecelia HUNTER, of Ora; and a brother, Edward RUSTIN, of Forrest Grove, Ore.

Thursday, October 10, 1940

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Bret Harte HAWKINS, aged 50, assistant news editor of the Indianapolis Star, who died yesterday at his home, 3517 Brookside parkway, in Indianapolis, from a heart attack. He had been a member of the Star staff since 1918.
Mr. Hawkins was the owner of the Happy Days cottage on the west shore of Lake Manitou and has spent many summers at the lake. He came here July 16 after he had suffered a heart attack was was thought to be recovering. He returned to Indianapolis only last week.
Hawkins had worked on newspapers at Anderson and New Castle and Battle Creek, Mich. It had been his ambition as a young man to become a newspaper cartoonist but he soon turned from that to editorial work. However, he pursued painting as his hobby.
He was born in Converse and attended Swayzee high school, John Herron Art Institute at Indianapolis, the Chicago Art Institute and Indiana University.
Surviving are the widow, the former Sophia PETERS of Marion; two sons, Myron [HAWKINS], a Purdue university student, and Gene [HAWKINS], a high school student; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Z. T. HAWKINS of Fairmount; two sisters, Mrs. Beryl GWARTNEY of Los Angeles and Mrs. Brenda OVERMYER of Tulsa, Okla., and a brother, Bryce HAWKINS of Muncie.

Friday, October 11, 1940

Arthur C. MYERS, aged 36, of Newcastle, a former resident of Rochester and Kewanna where he has a number of relatives, died in his office at the Perfect Circle Piston Ring company at Newcastle at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. A heart ailment caused his death. He was the chief metallurgist of the company.
The body will be taken to the A. M. Russell chapel in South Bend at noon Saturday where it will lie in state until the funeral there at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Paul SPURGEON of Newcastle will read the funeral service and interment will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial park at South Bend.
Mr. Myers was born in Rochester, Nov. 15, 1903, and received his early education in Lincoln school here. He was assistant chemist for the Studebaker corporation at South Bend from 1915 until 1925 when he went to Newcastle. He was married in South Bend in 1925 to Esther TAYLOR, who survives.
He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Clara MYERS, of South Bend; two brothers, Ernest MYERS, of Detroit, Mich. and Delbert MYERS, of South Bend, and three sisters, Mrs. Vern RUTHERFORD, Mrs. Kenneth ALWARD and Mrs. Melvin CHESTNUT, all of South Bend.
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity in Newcastle.

Culver, Ind., Oct. 11. -- Edna May ALTUM, nine-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward ALTUM of Monterey, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Carneal hospital at Winamac. Death was the result of pneumonia from which the baby had been ill the past ten days.
Surviving besides the parents are two half-sisters, Mildred MEDBOURN, at home, and Mrs. Violet SCHWARTZ, of Chicago; three half-brothers, Joseph MEDBOURN, of Wheatfield, Ind., Fred MEDBOURN, of Winamac, and Leo MEDBOURN, at home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock in the Zion Reformed church, Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Harvey HARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery. The body was taken to the Altum home this afternoon from the Easterday funeral home.

Saturday, October 12, 1940

Mrs. Milo ENYEART, a former Kewanna resident, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 9th, at her home in Fairbury, Neb. The deceased had been in failing health for several months and death was due to heart trouble. Oscar ENYEART of Kewanna, a brother to Milo ENYEART, attended the funeral which was held at Fairbury today.

Huntington, Ind., Oct. 12. -- Bryan (Briney) O'CONNOR, 87 years old, retired ERIE RAILROAD engineer who piloted the first passenger train on the CHICAGO and ATLANTIC RAILROAD (now the Erie) from Chicago to Huntington, died Friday at his home here.
He began his railroad career when 14 on a construction gang on the Dunkirk and Warren road, later was fireman and then was promoted to engineer. He was retired in August, 1928. The railroad named an engine in his honor and he was the only one ever to pull it over the road. Surviving are one son and five daughters.

Monday, October 14, 1940

Friends in Macy received word today of the death of I. N. GRISSO, aged 80, of Warsaw, a retired Christian church minister who passed away in the Murphy hospital in Warsaw Sunday morning.
The Macy Christian church was Rev. Grisso's first charge. This was 60 years ago. Since that time he has often returned to Macy to speak in the Christian church, the last time during the past summer when Homecoming was held.

The widow is the only immediate survivor.
The last rites will be held in Warsaw at 2:30 Wednesday, after which the cortege will leave for Macy where a graveside service will be held in the Plainview cemetery about 4 o'clock.

Mrs. Captola H. COOPER, 68, formerly of Argos, passed away Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, who resides in Mishawaka, Ind. Mrs. Cooper had been in ill health for the past three years suffering from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Cooper had a wide acquaintance of friends in the Argos community where she had resided throughout most of her life.
Mrs. Cooper was born February 7, 1872, on a farm in Fulton county. Her parents were Jackson and Mary WAGONER. She was united in marriage with John COOPER, September 29th, 1889, in a ceremony solemnized at Culver. Mrs. Cooper was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
The survivors are her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Tessie STAYTON, Mrs. Agnes MOW, both of Mishawaka; Mrs. Kathryn PARSONS, of North Liberty, Ind.; Mrs. Elva McLEAN, of Birchwood, Wis.; Mrs. Pauline HALTUG, of East Chicago, Ind.; two brothers, Fred [WAGONER] and Arthur WAGONER of Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Ida JOHNSON of Leiters Ford; Mrs. Elnora FREESE, of Culver; Mrs. Minnie MATTHEWS, of Union City, Mich.; Mrs. Etta BEALL, of Conneaut, Ohio; Mrs. Veta VIRGENT, of Austinburg, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Gilead Methodist church. Rev. G. A. KENYON, of South Bend, will officiate. The body will be returned to the Grossman funeral home Wednesday morning where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

William F. GRAY, 60, of Kewanna, an employee of the State Highway department passed away in the Cass County hospital at 1:17 o'clock Sunday morning. Death resulted a few hours after Mr. Gray had undergone an operation necessitated by a cancerous condition. He had been in ill health for the past four weeks. The deceased had been a resident of Kewanna for the past 27 years, moving to that town from Royal Center.
William F, son of Mr. and Mrs. George GRAY, was born December 13, 1879 in Harrison township, Cass county, Indiana. On June 5, 1907 he was united in marriage with Tressa COOK.
The survivors are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Mary BROWN, of Kewanna; a foster son, Joe COOK, at home; a brother, Virgil GRAY; two sisters, Mrs. Rufus FULTZ and Mrs. Alfred MILLER, both of Lucerne, Ind., and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Kewanna Methodist church. Rev. Marshall LUCAS will officiate and interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, October 15, 1940

Frank STALLARD, aged 73, passed away four o'clock Monday afternoon at his farm home, two miles east of Macy, following an illness of over two years duration. His condition was critical for the past two weeks.
Mr. Stallard was born in Rush county, Indiana on February 2nd, 1867. His parents were William and Julia STALLARD. In 1901 he was united in marriage with Emma SEIDNER.

Mr. Stallard followed the occupation of farming.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Aaron STALLARD of near Macy, and two grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Warsaw for Edwin B. MYERS, aged 74, retired Warsaw dry goods merchant and real estate dealer who died Sunday night in a hospital in Warsaw from an embolism which he suffered several years ago.
Mr. Myers was the son of the late Edwin and Mollie MYERS and was born in Rochester. When he was twenty years of age he went to Warsaw as a bookkeeper for BEYER BROTHERS. Later he engaged in the dry goods and real estate business at Warsaw.
Mr. Myers was a member of the Methodist church and the Elks lodge at Warsaw. Survivors are the widow and a brother, John MYERS of Michigan City. A daughter, Mrs. Pearman RICHER, died several years ago.

Wednesday, October 16, 1940

Miss Alice EATON, 83, a pioneer resident of Argos, passed away Tuesday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Maude Scent of Chicago. Death resulted from complications. Miss Eaton had made her home in Chicago for the past months. The deceased had a host of friends throughout Fulton and Marshall counties.
Miss Eaton was born December 3rd, 1856, in Ohio and came to Argos when but a child. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Maude SCENT and two brothers, Charles EATON, of Culver, Ind., and Horace EATON, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. R. W. KNIGHT will officiate. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Thursday, October 17, 1940

Charles S. WISELEY, 89, retired farmer of near Kewanna, passed away Thursday morning 2:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clifford LAMBORN, of Plymouth. Mr Wiseley had made his home with Mrs. Lamborn since 1930. Death was attributed to complications. Mr. Wiseley was well known throughout the western section of Fulton county where he had resided for over 50 years.
Charles S., son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry WISELEY was born August 13, 1851 on a farm near Royal Centre, Ind. On December 27th, 1874 he was united in marriage with Mary E. CALVIN.
The survivors are nine children, Mrs. Catherine ENGLE, of Culver; Mrs. Emma WEAVER, of Mishawaka; Miss Effie WISELEY, of Plymouth; Hugh WISELEY, of Blair, Neb.; Mrs. Madge URBIN, Kewanna; Clifford WISELEY, of Peru; Mrs. Marie MESSMAN, of Rochester; Mrs. Gertrude LAMBORN of Plymouth; Mrs. Blanche POWERS, of South Bend; 25 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and a brother, James WISELEY, of Spokane, Wash. A daughter, Myrtle May [WISELEY], preceded her father in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Kewanna Methodist church and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. The body which was brought to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna will be removed Thursday evening to the Lamborn residence in Plymouth.

William N. SHIREMAN, aged 76, a life resident of Akron, died at his home there at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday night after a long illness due to complications. His parents were Noah and Senia SHIREMAN.
Survivors are the widow, three sisters and a brother whose address is uncertain.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery northeast of Akron.

Friday, October 18, 1940

Nathan H. GROGG, 74, well known Henry township farmer, passed away Thursday afternoon at his home two and a half miles southwest of Akron. Death resulted from complications which followed in the wake of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered three years ago.
Mr. Grogg was born October 6th, 1866, on a farm east of Gilead, Ind. On January 10th, 1890, he was united in marriage with Alice CHRISTNER. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year. Mr. Grogg followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Theresa BUCHER, of Akron; two sons, Therean GROGG, of Rochester; Forest GROGG, of Akron; seven grandchildren and two brothers, Josiah GROGG, of Disko and Clarence GROGG, of Roann.
Funeral services will be held at the Grogg home Sunday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron.

Saturday, October 19, 1940

Oscar F. BALDWIN, aged 90, for over sixty years a carpenter in this city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred RICHARDSON in Benton Harbor, Mich., Friday night. Death was due to a gastric ulcer and followed a long illness.
Little information could be learned here today about Mr. Baldwin. He was married in this city and his wife, who died July 9, 1939, was Ela BATCHELOR. Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin celebrated their sixty-fourth wedding anniversary in 1939.
The Baldwin family for many years resided on South Monroe street and later at Sixth and Fulton. Many of the business buildings and homes in Rochester were erected by Mr. Baldwin. He was a member of the Rochester Church of God and the Odd Fellows lodge.
Survivors are a son, John BALDWIN, Toledo, Ohio; two daughtters, Mrs. Rachael HOFFMAN, Kokomo and Mrs. RICHARDSON, with whom Mr. Baldwin had made his home since the death of his wife. Three children, Donald [BALDWIN], Godfrey [BALDWIN] and Retha [BALDWIN], preceded their father in death.
The body was brought to the Val Zimmerman funeral apartment where the last rites will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. John CALL, pastor of the Rochester Church of God will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Monday, October 21, 1940

Charles A. THOMAS, 45, former resident of Argos, passed away Sunday afternoon, 1:15 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Albert THOMAS, of Inwood, Ind. Mr. Thomas had made his home in Inwood for the past several years. His death was attributed to heart trouble following an illness of five years.
Mr. Thomas was born on a farm in Marshall county on March 21st, 1895. He was the son of Albert P. and Florence THOMAS. On May 25th, 1915 he was united in marriage to Ethel WARNACUT. Until ill health forced his retirement, Mr. Thomas was employed as an automobile salesman. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church of Inwood.
The survivors are his wife and mother, Mrs. Albert THOMAS, both of Inwood.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Thomas, in Inwood. Rev. Ralph DAVIDSON will officiate. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. The body will be removed from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to Inwood late today, where it will lie in state at the Thomas home until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, October 22, 1940

Cecil EYTCHESON, aged 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel EYTCHESON, 710 East Twelfth street, was fatally injured Monday night a half mile east of Rochester on Roads 14 and 25, when the bicycle on which he was riding was struck by a truck driven by Lon HODGE, aged 49, farmer living east of this city.
The other boys, Paul EYTCHESON, 16, brother of the dead youth, and Charles N. SWEET, Jr., aged 18, of 805 East Twelfth street, were injured. Paul Eytcheson was moved to the Woodlawn hospital where he was reported today as holding his own. Sweet suffered minor cuts and bruises and his injuries were treated in a local doctor's office.
The accident occurred shortly after 6 o'clock last night while the three youths were enroute to the skating rink near the Colonial hotel entrance on a bicycle which they had borrowed brom Raymond GUNTER. Cecil Eytcheson was on the handlebars, Paul Eytcheson was on the bar and Sweet was pedalling.
The truck which Hodge was driving is owned by A. C. BRADLEY, by whom he is employed. The truck, a Studebaker, was loaded with onions. This truck was being driven east on the state roads. The bicycle had no lights or reflectors, but the lights of the truck were burning.
Sweet in a statement to Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, said that they did not see the truck which struck the rear of their bicycle as they were riding on the paved highway. Hodge said that he did not see the bicycle until it darted in front of his truck from off the berm. Hodge says he was driving at 20 miles an hour.
The impact of the collision threw the three boys into the ditch on the south side of the state roads. Walter HOUSE, who lives nearby, Robert BRADLEY, son of A. C. BRADLEY, who was following the truck in his car, and Hodge were the first ones to reach the side of the injured youths.
The Zimmerman Brothers ambulance was called and the injured were taken to the Woodlawn hospital. Cecil Eytcheson received a fractured skull and crushed chest which caused his death at 7:30 o'clock. He never regained consciousness. The handlebars of the bicycle caused the serious injuries of Paul Eytcheson.
The accident was investigated by Dr. Dean Stinson, coroner, Deputy Sheriff Frank SOMMERS and State Patrolman Clifford SNYDER. The coroner obtained statements from Sweet and Hodge. The formal inquest will be held at a later date.
Cecil Lee EYTCHESON was a life resident of Rochester and was born March 6, 1926. His parents are Nathaniel and Katie (WRIGHT) EYTCHESON. He was a student in the eighth grade of the Columbia school
Survivors are the parents, a sister, Stella Von EYTCHESON, and a brother, Paul [EYTCHESON], both at home; two half-brothers, Charles [WRIGHT] and Harry WRIGHT of Rochester, and two half-sisters, Helen WRIGHT of New York, N.Y. and Mrs. Mabel MIKESELL of Wheaton, Ill.
The last rites will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. John CALL, pastor of the Church of God, officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may pay their respects at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the hour of the last rites.

Charles V. KINDIG, aged 77, for many years a prominent building contractor, died at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at his farm home six miles south of Rochester on Road 31 in Liberty township. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of four years, the last ten days of which he was in a serious condition.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born March 24, 1863. His parents were William and Katherine KINDIG. His wife was Hattie Francis BRYANT and whom he married January 18, 1886. For many years the Kindig family lived north of Rochester in the home in which Mr. and Mrs. [Jesse L.] TOMBAUGH now reside.
Survivors are the wife; five sons, Cleave A. [KINDIG], Roy E. [KINDIG] and Oral B. [KINDIG], of Rochester; Arnie J. [KINDIG], South Bend, and Cleon V. [KINDIG], of Marion; three daughters, Mrs. Forrest FENNIMORE, Mrs. Clarence MIKESELL and Mrs. Cecil JONES of South Bend; four brothers, Milton [KINDIG], Bunker Hill; John [KINDIG], Noblesville; Byrd [KINDIG], Peru, and Douglas [KINDIG], of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur CUNNINGHAM and Mrs. Ann SKINNER, of Akron, and Mrs. Cora DEEDS, of Chicago; 25 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the Kindig farm home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Rochester. The body will be moved from the Foster funeral home to the Kindig residence at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Harry WHITE, 70, farmer residing near Argos, was found dead in bed at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning when his son, William, went to call his father to breakfast. Mr. White had resided at his son's home, two and a half miles southwest of Argos, for the past year. His death was attributed to heart trouble following an illness of five years' duration.
Mr. White, who was born in England, had resided in the Argos community for the past 18 years, moving there from Illinois. On Sept. 17, 1894, he was united in marriage with Mary Jane SNELL. Mrs. White passed away on March 22nd, 1939. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church of Argos.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Rosella SEIDKAMP, of Terre Haute; Mrs. Ruth THOMPSON of Argos; three sons, Albert [WHITE], of Dietrick, Ill.; Lawrence [WHITE], of Bay City, Mich.; William [WHITE], of near Argos, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at the Argos Methodist church. Rev. Roy KNIGHT will be in charge of the sefvices and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Wednesday, October 23, 1940

Elmer E. DOWNS, 56, for many years a resident of Rochester died at his home, 234 West Washington street, Elkhart, at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning after a long illness. He had been bedfast for 14 weeks.

He was born in Rochester, March 14, 1884, son of Charles and Mary DOWNS. He left this city a number of years ago. While here he was better known as "Smiler" DOWNS and was employed by Val Zimmerman in his furniture store as a repairman. He was employed in a like capacity at Elkhart.
Survivors are the wife, Golda SHAW DOWNS, to whom he was married in this city October 2, 1909; two daughters, Mrs. Marietta SCHUSTER and Mrs. Louise CRIPE, both of Elkhart, a sister, Mrs. Grace CLAY, Philadelphia; a brother, Edward DOWNS, Washington, Mo.
The body was taken to the Charles WALLEY chapel in Elkhart and last rites will be Thursday afternoon with burial in an Elkhart cemetery.

Thursday, October 24, 1940

Miss Matilda YOUNG, who was better known by her large circle of friends as Miss Tillie YOUNG, died at midnight last night in the Woodlawn hospital. Death was caused by a peptic ulcer after an illness of several years, during the last eight weeks of which her condition was serious.
The deceased was born February 5, 1877, in Crown Point. Her parents were Martin and Susanna (HILBRICK) YOUNG. She had made her home with her sister, Mrs. Clara ZIMMERMAN and her brother-in-law, Val ZIMMERMAN, since July 1, 1919, at the Zimmerman home, 916 Pontiac street.
Miss Young came to Rochester from Crown Point. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church and the Rosary society of that organization. She was a tireless worker in St. Joseph's church and was one of the members of the committee which raised funds for the building of the new church edifice here several years ago.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. John ENSWEILLER of Crown Point and Mrs. ZIMMERMAN; a brother, Frank F. YOUNG of Hammond, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from St. Joseph's Catholic church at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning, with Rev. John P. SCHALL, pastor of St. Vincent's church of Logansport, officiating, assisted by Rev. Thomas DALEY, pastor of the church. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman home, 916 Pontiac street, after 3 p.m. Friday where friends may pay their respects until the hour of the last rites.

Friday, October 25, 1940

Mrs. Phoebe DREITZLER, aged 87, died at her home, 305 North Michigan street, Argos, at 12:45 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered one week ago.
The deceased was born in Ohio, October 2, 1853, and had lived in the Argos community since 1882. Her husband, Samuel D. DREITZLER, whom she married in 1872 succumbed in 1914. Mrs. Dreitzler was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. John LADD, Mrs. John WHITE and Miss Ella DREITZLER, all of Argos.
The last rites will be held from the Adventist church in Argos at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. Reuben FURNISH of Chicago officiating. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

John M. (Jack) PREISCH, aged 36, Mentone, died in the Murphy hospital at Warsaw Wednesday from an embolism following an operation for hernie. He succumbed in his hospital room 90 minutes after the operation while still under the influence of the ether. He was widely known in the eastern part of Fulton county through his position as an employee of the Farmer's Co-Operative Association at Mentone.

Mrs. Joanna SOUTH, aged 88, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie FRUSHOUR, who resides on a farm south of Argos on Road 31 at 4:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of eight years.
The deceased was born near Marion, Ohio, July 18, 1852, and had lived in the Argos community for many years. Her husband, James M. SOUTH, whom she married in 1870, died in 1924.
Survivors are three sons, Asa S. SOUTH, Lakeville; Arthur S. SOUTH, Leavenworth, Wash., and Toney S. SOUTH of Plymouth, and two daughters, Mrs. Dora BROCKMILE, Plymouth, and Mrs. FRUSHOUR.
The last rites will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Frushour home with Rev. George ROSS, pastor of the Plymouth Christian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery west of Argos.

Chicago, Oct. 25. -- Beverly Taswell WHITE, 65, whose activities as a publicist of circuses for the last 30 years made him famous among performers of the "sawdust and three rings" world, dropped dead yesterday in a downtown tavern.
White, one-time police reporter for the old Chicago Record and Chicago Tribune, became press agent for the Ringling Brothers in 1910. Later he worked for Barnum and Bailey and COLE BROTHERS. At the time of his death he was publicist for the Jam Strates show of New York.

Saturday, October 26, 1940

Mrs. Jane E. HARRISON, 92, passed away Friday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Crawford, eight miles west of Kewanna. Death was caused by a complication of diseases following a critical illness of a week. Mrs. Harrison had made her home with her daughter for the past two and a half years.
Jane E. [WHITWELL], daughter of William and Mary WHITWELL, was born April 13, 1848, at West Moreland, Kendall, England. She came to America in Cass county, Ind. Her husband, John HARRISON, preceded her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Harrison was a member of the Adventist church of Grass Creek.
The survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Mary CRAWFORD, of near Kewanna; a son, J. W. HARRISON of Gold Hill, Ore.; a brother of Kendall, England; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, October 31st, at the Grass Creek United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Monday, October 28, 1940

The Misses Bess [BAKER] and Bertha BAKER this morning received a telegram from Mrs. Edith DeWITT that her husband, William C. DeWITT, aged 68, died early monday in a sanitarium in Ardmore, Okla., following an illness dating from last April.

The deceased was well known in Rochester. He was born on a farm near Talma and when a young man was employed in the advertising department of the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus of Peru.
Later he operated a cigar factory here with the late Reub GILLILAND and also conducted a cigar store with Mr. Gilliland. In 1905 Mr. DeWitt went to Ardmore to reside.
While in Ardmore he operated one of the largest cigar factories in the state of Oklahoma. At the time of his death, Mr. DeWitt was the owner of a pecan shellery. Mr. DeWitt was a member of the First Christian Science church and the Knights of Pythias lodge of Ardmore.
Survivors are the wife, who was Edith REESE, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. O. REESE, and a son, Garrett [DeWITT], both of Ardmore. A son, Stanley DeWITT, died 14 years ago.
The telegram to the Misses Baker did not tell of the funeral arrangements but it is believed that interment will be made at Ardmore beside the body of the son, Stanley DeWitt.

The funeral services for the late Miss Tillie YOUNG were held Saturday morning from St. Joseph's Catholic church with Rev. John SCHALL of Logansport officiating, assisted by Rev. Thomas DALEY. The services were largely attended. Nephews of Miss Young were pallbearers and another nephew, Edward BURNS of Gary, was the funeral director. Miss Young died Wednesday night in the Woodlawn hospital after a long illness. She had made her home for a number of years with her sister, Mrs. Val ZIMMERMAN.

Miss Rose MEYER and Mrs. Emma SCULL have received word of the death of their niece, Mrs. Dan WOLF of Syracuse. Mrs. Wolf passed away at her home Saturday night. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in Syracuse.

Alfred A. HUFF, 74, passed away Saturday evening, 10 o'clock, at his home on North Michigan street in Argos. Death resulted from a heart attack suffered but two hours prior. The deceased had been a resident of the Argos community for practically all of his life.
Mr. Huff was born in St. Joseph county, Indiana, on August 29th, 1866, and moved with his parents, Charles and Barbara HUFF, to a farm north of Argos when still less than a year old. He was united in marriage with Louisa SWICK in 1890. In his earlier years Mr. Huff followed the occupation of farming. He was a former director and stockholder of the First National Bank of Plymouth. The deceased was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
The survivors were his wife, a son, Dale [HUFF] of Oakland, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Zola DODSON, of Baltimore, Md., and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the residence. Rev. Roy KNIGHT will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Memorial cemetery at Plymouth.

Funeral services were held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Val Zimmerman funeral home for Shirley Ann LONG who died three hours after her birth in the Wabash County hospital at Wabash at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiated and burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Shirley Ann was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Leo LONG. The mother was formerly Zula BARKMAN of this city. Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandfather, Harley BARKMAN of Rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John LONG of Mentone.

Mrs. Sophia C. SNAPP, aged 77, a former resident of Rochester passed away Saturday evening in the Peabody Memorial Home in North Manchester. She was in comparatively good health until two years ago when she was stricken with an embolism, since which time she has steadily declined.
Sophia CANADAY SNAPP, daughter of Henry and Mary CANADAY, was born November 7th, 1862, in Vermillion county, Illinois. She was one of a family of seven children, all of whom have preceded her in death. In the spring of 1893 she was married to Oswald S. SNAPP at Georgetown, Ill. To this union was born one child, Cecil C. SNAPP, who survives and resides in Peru, Ind.
In the spring of 1902 the family moved to Rochester and resided on a farm southwest of Rochester for approximately eight years, moving from this location to a farm northeast of Rochester where they remained for four years, after which they moved to the city of Rochester.
After the death of her husband, which occurred in December, 1915, Mrs. Snapp purchased the Kline SHORE property on South Madison street where she resided until the fall of 1936 when she took up her residence at the Peabody Memorial home in North Manchester, where she remained until her death which occurred at 7 p.m. Saturday, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 18 days. Mrs. Snapp was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city.
The body was taken from the Bender Funeral Home in North Manchester to the chapel in the Peabody Memorial Home at 12:30 o'clock Monday afternoon where it lay in state for one hour after which it was moved to the Val Zimmerman Funeral Home in Rochester, remaining there until the funeral services which will take place at the Presbyterian church at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 29th, with Rev. Glenn McGEE officiating. Interment will be made in the family lot in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends wishing to view the remains may do so at the Val Zimmerman Funeral Home Monday evening or Tuesday until time for the services at the church.

Tuesday, October 29, 1940

James COLWELL, aged 50, for a number of years a resident of Rochester, died in the United States Veteran's hospital at Indianapolis last Friday. Death was due to a heart trouble from which he had suffered for a number of years.
The delay in reporting the death was occasioned by the fact that a brother-in-law who was named as the closest of kin could not be reached until today. Little could be learned about Mr. Colwell here today but a full obituary will be carried in The News-Sentinel later.
Colwell served for two years in the 159th Depot Brigade at Camp Taylor, Kentucky, and was a member of LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post of this city. While a resident of Rochester he was a painter and also sold sportsmen's supplies.
The body has been brought to the Foster Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Geraldine Kay [TRUITT], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald TRUITT, died at 1:30 o'clock after her birth in the Woodlawn hospital. Survivors are the parents and two sisters, Wanda Lee [TRUITT] and Mary Alice [TRUITT]. Short funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning in the Foster Funeral Home with Rev. George J. LONG officiating. Interment will be made at Columbus, Ind.

Gilbert RAGER, 71, former resident of Akron, passed away Monday morning at the home of his son, Royal RAGER, of South Bend. Mr. Rager had been in ill health for the past several years.
Gilbert, son of Samuel and Mathilda RAGER was born in Wabash county, Indiana, on September 5th, 1869. For several years the Ragers resided in Oklahoma and later returned to take up their residency in Henry township. Mr. Rager followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are two sons, Royal [RAGER] of South Bend; George [RAGER], of Akron; two half-brothers, Levi RAGER, of Pierceton; Alfred RAGER, of North Manchester; and a half-sister, Mrs. Effie SMITH, of North Manchester.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the South Pleasant church. Rev. Levi HILL will officiate. The body will lie in state at the Moyer funeral home in Akron up until the time of the services. Burial will be made in the South Pleasant church cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Ellen MARTIN, 84, a pioneer resident of Fulton, Ind., passed away Tuesday morning, 6 o'clock, at her residence. Death resulted from complications which resulted after she suffered a fractured hip 13 weeks ago. Mrs. Martin, who had spent most of her life in Fulton had a host of friends throughout Liberty township.
Mrs. Martin was born in Logansport, Ind., on December 31, 1855, the daughter of Peter and Catherine ZABST. On December 15, 1886, she was united in marriage to Frank MARTIN, who preceded his wife in death a number of years ago.
The survivors are a son, Harvey MARTIN, of Fulton; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Victoria HIGHT, of Rochester, N.Y.; Mrs. Jennie PIERCE, of Logansport; Mrs Ida BARKER, of Fletcher's lake; and a brother, Abner ZABST, of Portland, Ore.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Ditmire chapel, in Fulton. Rev. Stacy SHAW of the Fulton U.B. church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Wednesday, October 30, 1940

Monterey, Ind., Oct. 30. -- A heart attack proved fatal to Chas. KELLER, 60 years old, of 552 Forsythe Avenue, Calumet City, a vault clerk employed by the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. Mr. Keller succumbed in his home Monday evening as he was reading the evening newspaper.
The deceased had been employed 27 years by the utility firm and resided for that length of time in Calumet City. He was a member of the Roman Catholic church, Baumgartner Court and Catholic Order of Foresters.
Besides his wife, Olive [KELLER], he leaves one son, Leo KELLER, of Lansing, Ill.; two brothers, John M. KELLER of Calumet City and Joseph C. KELLER of Monterey; one sister, Mrs. Ambrose WIDMAN of Monterey; two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
The deceased spent most of his boyhood days here at Monterey and was well known throughout the county. Funeral services will be held at the Burn funeral chapel at 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning and at the St. Vincent Roman Catholic church in Calumet City at 9 a.m., the Rev. T. J. BERMINGHAM officiating and burial in St. Ann's Catholic cemetery here at Monterey Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services for James COLWELL, World War veteran, will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Foster Funeral Home of this city.

The American Legion of this city will conduct full military rites at the funeral home and at the cemetery, Post Commander Brandt McKEE announced today. Rev. Harry MOUNT of the Christian church will be in charge of the service. Burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

A son born to Mr. and Mrs. Claude WYMAN of Argos in the Kelly hospital in Argos Tuesday morning, died a short time after birth. Survivors are the parents, a brother, Frederick [WYMAN], and sister, Beverly Ann [WYMAN]. The last rites were held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the graveside in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Thursday, October 31, 1940

Mrs. Laura Jane RANTZ, 80, former resident of Macy, passed away Tuesday, at her home in North Dakota, according to word received by a Macy relative yesterday.
Laura Jane [PACKARD], daughter of Ira and Eliza Jane (BRYANT) PACKARD, was born on a farm near Macy, Ind., on May 26th, 1860. In 1880 she was united in marriage with Benjamin RANTZ. Mr. Rantz died in June of 1933. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Rantz moved to North Dakota. About six years ago Mrs. Rantz returned to Macy where she made her home for a brief period, later returning to North Dakota.
Mrs. Jesse PALMER, of Macy, is a niece of the deceased.
Services will be held at Laketon, Ind., Saturday afternoon and interment will be made in the Laketon cemetery.

Saturday, November 2, 1940

Frederick G. HECK, 83, passed away Friday evening at his home four miles southwest of Tippecanoe. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of seven months. Until ill health forced his retirement Mr. Heck followed the occupation of farming.
Frederick G., son of John and Christina HECK was born February 22, 1857, at Leipsic, Ohio, and moved to the Tippecanoe community in 1882. He was united in marriage with Lida SWIHART, in May of 1878. His wife died in 1922. Mr. Heck was a member of the Walnut Brethren church.
The survivors are four daughters, Edith [HECK] and Mary HECK, at home; Mrs. Dewitt NEWCOMB, of Argos; Mrs. Cora FLETCHER, of Tippecanoe; a son, Ray HECK, of Tippecanoe; a brother, Jacob HECK, of Blue Springs, Neb.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Walnut Brethren church. Rev. C. C. CRIPE will officiate. Interment will be made in the Walnut Brethren cemetery.

Monday, November 4, 1940

Charles E. DUKES, aged 74, prominent farmer, died at his farm home five miles southwest of Kewanna at 9:50 o'clock Monday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of six months.
He was a life resident of the Kewanna community and was born May 27, 1866. His parents were Andrew and Mary DUKES. His wife was Anna JONES whom he married, February 27, 1890.

Survivors are the wife, a foster daughter, Mrs. Daisy MILLER, Peru; an adopted son, Ellis BARKER of Rochester; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna Wednesday afternoon. The body will be taken to the Dukes home Tuesday afternoon where friends may pay their respects until the hour of the funeral services.

John Arthur SPENCER, of Plymouth, Ind., passed away Monday morning at the Kelly hospital, Argos, Indiana. His death was attributed to complications which arose following a hip injury suffered two years ago. He was brought to the Argos hospital last Wednesday.
John Arthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. John SPENCER, was born October 22, 1871 in South Dakota. He had been a resident of Plymouth for the past two years.
The survivors are his wife, Florence [SPENCER], of Plymouth; and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie WOOD, of Iowa; Mrs. Lilly DAVIS, of Detroit and Mrs. Alice GALES, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport. The body will lie in state at the Umbaugh funeral home up until the hour of the funeral, it was stated.

Graveside services will be held at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Nichols cemetery near Akron for Hubert SMITH, aged 44, who died in a Chicago hospital at 11:30 o'clock Saturday morning.
Mr. Smith was a resident of Chicago but his family originally came from near Akron. His wife was Enid THOMAS.
Survivors are the wife, a daughter, Joan [SMITH], at home and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. THOMAS, his father-in-law and his mother-in-law.
Other relatives are Don HOLLOWAY and Mrs. Edith ARTER of Talma, Mrs. Flora TEETER of Warsaw and Merl TUCKER of Akron.

Tuesday, November 5, 1940

David L. SUTTON, 65, farmer residing five miles south of Fulton on State Road 25, passed away at three o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was attributed to uremic poisoning. The deceased had been critically ill for the past two weeks. Mr. Sutton had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and Cass counties.
Mr. Sutton was born in Pulaski county, on July 24th, 1875. His parents were Steven and Mary Ann SUTTON. On Sept. 24, 1919 he was united in marriage with Edna YATES.
The survivors are his wife; four children, Emmie [SUTTON], Billy Joe [SUTTON]; Russell [SUTTON] and Thomas [SUTTON], all at home; two brothers, Jess SUTTON of near Fletchers Lake; Grant SUTTON of Pulaski county; and two sisters, Mrs. Nora SNYDER of Logansport and Mrs. Nancy JACKSON, of near Fulton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton, Ind. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Burial will be made in the Sutton cemetery in Pulaski county. The body will be returned from the Ditmire funeral parlors in the Sutton home Wednesday noon, where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

James KELLEY, 69, resident of southwest of Mentone, died suddenly Sunday morning at 1:30 o'clock of a heart attack at his home. He had not been previously ill.
The deceased was born in Grant county, the son of James and Susannah KELLEY, but had lived the past 35 years in Kosciusko county. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Mentone. His wife preceded him in death last July.
Surviving relatives are two daughters, Mrs. Alpha SCHOOLEY and Mrs. Bernice SCHOOLEY, of Elkhart, and four sons, Ancil [KELLEY], of South Bend, Wayne [KELLEY] of Rochester, Merl [KELLEY], Rochester, Aubrey [KELLEY], of Argos.
Funeral services were held in the Mentone Church of Christ at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. S. JOHNS, of Indianapolis officiated. Interment was in the Palestine cemetery.

Bourbon, Ind., Nov. 5. -- John Milton TREESH, 65, Bourbon attorney, died about 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Murphy hospital in Warsaw, where he had been taken two days previously after a long illness. He had been in failing health for several years.
Mr. Treesh, a member of the Marshall County Bar association for the past 30 years, took up his profession after studying with the late Capt. NORTH at Milford. He practiced at Syracuse in Kosciusko county for a number of years and then went to Florida.
Returning from the south, he made his home in Bourbon. Prominent in the work of the Democratic party in his community, he was also a member of the Eagles Lodge of Plymouth.
Surviving are his wife, Chloe [TREESH], and a sister, Mrs. Melfern NEFF, of New Paris.
Funeral services will be held at the Treesh home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. and burial will be in the Fair cemetery north of Lapaz.

Frank VanDUYNE, aged 67, for many years the operator of a blacksmith shop at Mt. Zion, died at his home near Mt. Zion at 9:30 o'clock Monday night. Death was due to a heart ailment and followed an illness of two weeks.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm near Green Oak, June 4, 1873. His parents were Elias and Martha (LOWMAN) VanDUYNE. In a ceremony performed 39 years ago last August he was married to Grace SHELTON. Mr. Van Duyne had a wide acquaintance among farmers and residents of the southern part of Fulton county and the City of Rochester.
Survivors are the wife; five sons, Donn [VanDUYNE] Monterey; Fred [VanDUYNE], Joe [VanDUYNE] and Virgil [VanDUYNE], of Rochester, and Robert [VanDUYNE] of Gary; four daughters, Mrs. Harry MACY, Mrs. Daniel ROSE, Miss Katherine VanDUYNE and Miss Mae VanDUYNE, all of Rochester, the latter two living at home; brother, Otto VanDUYNE, Washington, D.C.; sister, Mrs. Lulu BURKETT, Rochester; and two half-brothers, Charles [FAUROTE] and Ed FAUROTE. Two sisters preceded Mr. Van Duyne in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Van Duyne residence at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. Daniel S. PERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Winamac, Ind., Nov. 5. -- Mrs. Mary Jane MARKLEY, 76, died at 4:30 o'clock Monday evening at her home, southeast of here, after a serious illness of four weeks.
The deceased was born Aug. 11, 1864, near Monterey, the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary GALBREATH. Her husband John [MARKLEY], died in 1930.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pearl STRAW and Mrs. Effie WOLFE; two sons, Harry [MARKLEY] and George [MARKLEY], all of near Winamac; a sister, Mrs. Seralda ATHA, Tippecanoe; fifteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Winamac Christian church, Rev. W. R. McCLAFLIN in charge. Burial will be made in the Winamac cemetery.

Wednesday, November 6, 1940

Henry CRAIG, 40, of Culver was electrocuted yesterday afternoon while working on Road 31 north of Argos for the Bontrager Construction company of Elkhart.
Craig was operating a cement mixer and when he went to turn the mixer the lift touched a high tension wire which parallels the state road.
The current carried down the lift and through the handle electrocuting Craig instantly. Efforts were made to revive him.
Craig was a life resident of Culver. He is survived by his wife, seven children, three brothers and several sisters.

Thursday, November 7, 1940

Mrs. Robert M. CATON, aged 56, a resident of Wayne township, died in the St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, at 7 o'clock this morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of a year. She had been a patient in the hospital for five weeks.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm in Wayne township, February 26, 1886. Her parents were the late John and Margaret COSTELLO. She was married November 14, 1904, and was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church at Kewanna and of the Rosary society of that organization.
Mrs. Caton had cared for her aged parents during the last four years of their lives at the Costello farm home in Wayne township.
The survivors are the husband, two sons, ----- CATON, South Bend, and----- CATON of Kewanna; three sisters, Mrs. Ella HINES, Kewanna, Fulton County Democratic vice-chairman, ------ HIRSCH, Logansport, and ----- MEYER of South Bend; ---- brothers, John W. COSTELLO, -----; Dr. Joseph COSTELLO, -----, Edward COSTELLO, ----- and three grandchildren, ----- Marie CATON, Dubuque, Iowa, and ----- CATON of South Bend.
The services will be held from the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna at ---- Saturday morning with the ---- BREITENBACH, pastor of St. ----- church in charge. Burial will be made in the St. Ann's cemetery at Grass Creek. The body will lie in state at the Costello homestead until the hour of the last rites. [NOTE: strip torn out of the newspaper]

Peru, Nov. 7. -- Mrs. Lillie RIDENOUR, 72, of near Roann, died of a complication of ailments early today in Dukes Memorial hospital here. Funeral services will be conducted in Roann Brethren church at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, followed by interment in friends cemetery at Wabash.
Survivors include the husband and five children, Mrs. Ruby PETERSON, of Six Lakes, Mich.; Mrs. Hazel DeSPELDER, of McBride, Mich.; Mrs.Edith MUHL, of near Chili; and Robert RIDENOUR and Sherman RIDENOUR, both living near Roann.
Surviving also are the following brothers and sisters: William STAUFFER, John STAUFFER, Henry STAUFFER and Miss Harriett STAUFFER, all of Wabash; Leonard STAUFFER, of Converse, and Mrs. Sarah RIFE, of Warsaw.

Jeremiah James ESTABROOK, aged 75, who was better known by his wide circle of friends as Jerry ESTABROOK, died at 9:15 o'clock Wednesday night at his farm home three miles south of Rochester on Road 31. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered three weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Cass county near Logansport September 7, 1865. His parents were Christian and Isabelle ESTABROOK. In a ceremony performed in Peru, September 27, 1888, he was married to Ida MILLER.
Mr. Estabrook had lived on his farm south of this city for the past 35 years, moving here from Grass Creek. He was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Survivors are the wife, three sons, Floyd ESTABROOK, Stetsonville, Wis., Hamilton ESTABROOK Chisholm, Minn., and Warren ESTABROOK, Minneapolis, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs. Sadie BAKER, Macy, and Mrs. Florence NEEDLES, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Caroline SMITH, Royal Center, and Mrs. Alice NICHOLS, Grass Creek; fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The last rites will be held from the Estabrook farm home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Glenn C. McGEE in charge. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be returned to the residence from the Foster Funeral Home Friday morning.

Saturday, November 9, 1940

One man was killed and four others were seriously injured, two perhaps fatally in a collision of automobiles which occurred on a narrow bridge, three miles south of Kewanna on Road 17 near the Hines corner at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning. The injured were enroute home after attending the funeral of their neighbor, the late Mrs. Robert CATON.
The dead man is Charles WILSON, 56, who resided on a farm three and one-half miles south-west of Grass Creek. The seriously injured are: Mr. and Mrs. Henry WILSON, the dead man's parents, who lived with him. The other occupants of the Wilson car were John Bick MORPHETT, 82, grass Creek and Mrs. Ella MUSGRAVES of Royal Center.
The Wilsons, it is believed, were enroute to their home after attending the services for Mrs. Caton, which were held in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna this morning. The Wilson car collided with a truck driven by Mark SIXBY, a farmer living north of Kewanna. Sixby, who was uninjured, was hauling corn.
The bridge is a very narrow one and has been the scene of a number of bad accidents. Sheriff Russell VOORHEES, State Policeman Clifford SNYDER and Dr. Dean STINSON, county cornoner, were called and are conducting an investigation of the accident.
The injured were moved to a hospital in Kewanna. Henry Wilson, 82, received chest and head injuries while his wife, who is still unconscious, received internal injuries. Mr. Morphett has a possible left hip fracture, cuts and bruises and Mrs. Musgraves cuts and bruises and possible internal injuries.
The Wilson family came to the Grass Creek community from England and were wealthy land owners. Charles Wilson is married, but his wife remained at home while the other members of the family attended the last rites for Mrs. Caton.

Monday, November 11, 1940

Double funeral services will be held from the United Brethren church in Grass Creek at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Henry WILSON, aged 75, and her son, Charles B. WILSON, aged 57, who received fatal injuries in an auto accident which occurred three miles south of Kewanna on Road 17 at 10:10 o'clock Saturday morning. Burial will be made in the Indian Creek cemetery near Royal Center.
Charles WILSON was killed instantly in the accident which occurred on a narrow bridge just south of the Hines corner on the state road. In the accident a car driven by Mr. Wilson collided with a heavily loaded grain truck driven by Mark SIXBY, farmer living north of Kewanna.
Wilson was driving a large Chrysler sedan. The crash occurred at the north approach of the bridge which is only 16 feet wide as Wilson was southbound in the state road and Sixby was driving north. The impact of the collision was great enough to drive the truck into the north railing of the bridge and then clip away a portion of the side of the truck.
Mrs. Henry WILSON, her husband, Mr. Wilson, John B. MORPHETT, 82, of Grass Creek and Ella MUSGRAVES, 19, of Royal Center, were riding with Charles Wilson. Mrs. Henry Wilson received a fracture of the skull which caused her death at 4:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Kelsey hospital in Kewanna.
Henry Wilson, John B. Morphett and Ella Musgraves received cuts and bruises but were permitted to return to their homes Saturday evening. Mark Sixby escaped without injury.
The accident was investigated by Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, Sheriff Russell VOORHEES and State Patrolman Clifford SNYDER.
Mrs. Henry Wilson was born in England but had lived in this country for many years coming here from England. Her maiden name was Maria Elizabeth HOUSE. Her parents were William and Sophia HOUSE. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church. She is survived by her husband, a son, Harvey WILSON, of South Bend, and a granddaughter.
Charles Wilson was born March 16, 1883, in England. He came to Fulton county with his parents and had been married less than a year. He was a farmer and extensive land owner. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church. Survivors are the wife, father, brother and niece.
It was at first reported that the occupants of the car driven by Charles Wilson were enroute from attending the funeral of Mrs. Robert CATON at Kewanna to Grass Creek where they planned to attend morning worship service in the Adventist chuch at Grass Creek. This is wrong as they did not attend the funeral but were enroute from Royal Center to Grass Creek when the accident occurred. They had gone to Royal Center for Miss Musgraves.

Stephen Edward [GONZALEZ], year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. GONZALEZ, passed away Monday morning at the home of his parents in Kewanna. Death resulted from pneumonia following an illness of 10 days' duration.
The child, who was born October 8th, 1939, is survived by the parents, two sisters, Ramona [GONZALEZ] and Barbara Mae [GONZALEZ]; a brother, Junior [GONZALEZ], all at home, and its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARDIN, of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at the Gonzalez home in Kewanna. Rev. Hugh HALL will be in charge of the rites and interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

William L. WELTER, 77, former resident of Argos, passed away Saturday morning at Ft. Wayne, Ind. Death resulted from complications following a week's illness. Mr. Welter left Argos several years ago to take up his residence in Ft. Wayne. For many years Mr. Welter followed the occupation of a railroad worker.

Mr. Welter was born in Ohio on June 1st, 1861. He was united in marriage with Jane SICKMAN in a ceremony solemnized February 6, 1883, at Burr Oak, Ind. His wife died on Aug. 6th, 1939.
The survivors are four sons, Harry [WELTER] and Earl [WELTER], of Ft. Wayne; Elmer [WELTER], of Lawrence, Ind.; Ray [WELTER], of Great Falls, Mont.; a brother, John H. WELTER, of Sapulpa, Okla., and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. Roy KNIGHT officiated and burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Andrew Jay DENNIE, 83, passed away Sunday morning at 3 o'clock at his home a half mile north of this city on State Road 31. Death resulted from pneumonia. Mr. Dennie had been in ill health for the past seven months. The deceased moved to this city from Argos last spring. He followed the occupation of farming in Marshall county for over two score years.
Andrew J., son of John and Sarah DENNIE was born in Iowa on October 10th, 1857. He was united in marriage with Cora POLAND on February 27th, 1897. The deceased was a member of the Argos Church of God.
The survivors are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth PARKHURST, of Argos; Mrs. Nellie PEARSON, of Walkerton; Mrs. Orpha FISCHOFF, of New York City; Mrs. Daisy SHAW, of Kewanna; Mrs. Dorothy McCALL, of Rochester; two sons, Chancey DENNIE, of Argos; John DENNIE, of Plymouth; a son by a former marriage, Frank DENNIE, of South Dakota; a brother, John DENNIE, of Winter Haven, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Short funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday afternoon, one o'clock. The body will then be taken to the Argos Church of God where regular rites will be conducted at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Elder C. C. MAPLE. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Tuesday, November 12, 1940

Floyd MARTIN, aged 54, a former resident of Rochester, was found dead along a railroad track near Hobart, Indiana late Monday. Police of this city were notified by Hobart officers and they in turn apprised Martin's family of his death.
Martin's body bore no marks of violence such as having been struck by a train. Coroner Lowell DUPES of Crown Point asserted death apparently was caused by a heart condition.
Mr. Martin had been employed in a factory at Hammond but had been living in Hobart for some time. The body was taken to the Williams and Burns mortuary in Gary and it later was brought to the Val Zimmerman funeral apartment in this city.
The deceased who was better known by his many friends as "Smalley" MARTIN was born in Rochester, October 8, 1858 [sic], the son of James T. and Sarah C. MARTIN. He served during the World War as a wagoner in the 161st Depot Brigade and was discharged at Camp Grant, Ill., January 4, 1919.
Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Sarah MARTIN, his twin brother, Cloyd MARTIN, and another brother, Charles MARTIN, all of Rochester.
The last rites will be held from the Val Zimmerman funeral apartment at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner announced today that he had rendered virdicts of accidental deaths in the highway crash south of Kewanna on Road 17 Saturday morning which claimed the lives of Mrs. Henry WILSON, 78, and her son, Charles WILSON, aged 56. A double funeral service was held this afternoon from the United Brethren church in Grass Creek for the Wilsons. Interment was made in the Indian Creek cemetery near Royal Center.

Friends in this city have received word of the death last Friday in the Montifiore Home at Cleveland, Ohio, a home for aged Jewish people, of Albert OPPENHEIMER, aged 71.
Mr. Oppenheimer for many years was employed at the ARLINGTON HOTEL. He came to this city in 1894 and lived here until six years ago when he went to Cleveland to make his home.
A letter telling of the death of Mr. Oppenheimer was received today by Hugh McMAHAN from Isaac OPPENHEIMER, Indianapolis, who is the dead man's only immediate relative.
In the letter to Mr. McMahan, Mr. Oppenheimer said that his brother died very suddenly. He had just finished dinner when a nurse noticed that he was sick and had him moved to the infirmary where death occurred.
Arrangements had been made for Albert Oppenheimer to visit in Rochester during the coming week. The deceased was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and had a wide circle of friends not only in Rochester but among the traveling public. He was noted for his ability to remember dates.

Miss Anna O'BRIEN, aged 75, of Peru, who was killed Sunday evening in Peru when she was hit by a car as she was crossing a street was a former resident of Rochester. She was reared on the farm known both as the Bill CARTER and the Homer (Curly) ADAMSON farm, near the VanDIEN crossing on the old Peru road.
Patrick MUSTO, 22, of Peru was the driver of the car which struck Miss O'Brien. It was learned today that a cat was the indirect cause of Miss O'Brien's death. The family cat had followed her when she left to walk down town Sunday evening and Miss O'Brien had picked up the animal to take it back home.
She was carrying the cat when struck by the car. An hour later the feline, apparently uninjured, returned home.
Funeral services for Miss O'Brien will be held from the First Presbyterian church in Peru at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in Peru.

Wednesday, November 13, 1940

Warsaw, Nov. 13. -- Dr. J. E. SAUNDERS, 70 years of age, widely known physician of Burket, died Sunday night at 1:30 o'clock at the McDonald hospital of a complication of diseases. Although Dr. Saunders had only been admitted to the hospital one week ago, his health had been failing for the past several years.
He had maintained an office and practiced medicine in Burket for more than 30 years prior to his death. His circle of acquaintances and clients had spread far from the Burket vicinity and he was well known throughout this section of the state.
The deceased was born in Indiana near Bluffton. The body will be returned near there for burial.
Surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Twilo YOUNG, of 217-1/2 South Buffalo street, Warsaw; one granddaughter, Phyllis WILLIAMSON, Burket; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Belle QUINN, Grassy Creek; one brother, Dr. E. J. SAUNDERS, Grassy Creek; and two half-brothers.
Funeral services were held at the Tucker funeral home in Claypool Wednesday at 12 o'clock noon. The body was taken to its burial place, 30 miles south of Bluffton.

Thursday, November 14, 1940

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Clarence CALENTINE of Mishawaka. Mrs. Clarence Calentine, who has many relatives in Rochester, passed away Wednesday noon at the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka, following an operation which she underwent a week ago.

Funeral services were conducted in Chicago yesterday for Mrs. Lauretta TUCKER, a former circus performer and wife of Ernest TUCKER, well known circus man. The Tuckers formerly lived in both Peru and Rochester.

Saturday, November 16, 1940

Mrs. Clara A. GOHEEN, 51, passed away Friday in St. Joseph hospital, Chicago, following a two days' illness from heart trouble. Mrs. Goheen resided on a farm eight miles southwest of Argos.
The deceased who was the daughter of Robert and Lillie McFARLIN, was born June 3rd, 1889, on a farm in the Santa Ann community, southeast of Culver. She was married to John GOHEEN, on May 17, 1910. Mrs. Goheen was a member of the Santa Ann church.
The survivors are her husband, six children, Charles [GOHEEN], of Culver; Mrs. Edna HENDERSON, of Culver; Mrs. Olive BARNHART, of Chicago; Mrs. Isabelle DRNEK, of Culver; Mary May [GOHEEN] and Sue Ellen GOHEEN, at home; her mother, Mrs. Lillie McFARLIN, of Chicago; four grandchildren and four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, at the Santa Ann church. Rev. J. E. BURGESS will officiate. Burial will be made in the Washington cemetery.

Frank JOHNSON, aged 47, of Cleveland, Ohio, a former resident of Rochester died following a heart attack which he suffered Friday afternoon in his office at Cleveland.
Mr. Johnson has suffered with a heart ailment for the past two years and spent nearly all of the summer of 1939 on a farm near Rochester resting.
The deceased was born on a farm west of this city on Road 14 in the Orr school neighborhood. His parents were James and Nettie JOHNSON.
Mr. Johnson graduated from Rochester high school and Rochester college. He was employed for fifteen years as a traveling salesman by the Holland Furnace company.
For the past twelve years he has operated a shop in Cleveland which specializes in furnaces and in air conditioning. It was while talking to one of his salesmen in the shop yesterday that Mr. Johnson was stricken by the fatal heart attack.
In a ceremony performed in Tracy, Minn., he was married to Hilga OLSEN. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Masonic fraternity.
Survivors are the wife, a daughter, Janet [JOHNSON], and a sister, Mrs. Edgar MOUNTJOY of New York, N.Y.
The Johnson family lived in a suburb of Cleveland known as Cleveland Heights. The last rites will be held there Monday with burial in Cleveland Heights.

Tuesday, November 19, 1940

Mrs. Amanda M. ZEIDER, aged 55, died at her home in Kewanna at 3:55 o'clock Tuesday morning after she had been seriously ill for three months due to complications.
The deceased was born in Cass county, January 10, 1885 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac KING. She was married to David E. ZEIDER in Logansport, November 22, 1904. Mrs. Zeider had been a resident of Kewanna for three years moving there from Lucerne.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Earl ZEIDER, Crown Point and Joseph ZEIDER of Idaville; daughter, Mrs. Nettie CELIK, Crown Point; four sisters, Mrs. Addie CRIMMS, Lucerne; Mrs. Chloe NICKEL, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Mamie SLOOP, Royal Center and Mrs. Ima DAVIS, Logansport, and a brother, Cecile KING of Detroit.
The last rites will be held from the Indian Creek church two miles northwest of Lucerne at 1:30 o'clck Thursday afternoon with Rev. L. JOHNSTONE of Royal Center officiating. Burial will lbe made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The body will be returned to the Zeider home from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna late Tuesday afternoon where it will remain untill the hour of the last rites.

Friday, November 22, 1940

William N. NEWCOMB, aged 75, died at his home, 1322 Bancroft avenue, at 6:55 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis. He had been in ill health for four years and seriously ill since November 11.
The deceased was born in Marshall county, February 8, 1865, but came to Rochester with his parents, Baker and Jemima (PENCE) NEWCOMB, when he was eight years of age. In a ceremony performed October 6, 1887, in Rochester he was married to Maryetta COOK.
Mr. Newcomb in early life was a farmer, later a carpenter and then operated a grocery store on East Thirteenth street for nine years. He was the janitor of the Rochester high school for 15 years retiring from his work in May, 1937.
Bill NEWCOMB as he was known by all of his friends, was loved by all high school students where he was known as Rochester high school's No. 1 fan as he never missed a game. Mr. Newcomb was a member of the Manitou Aerie of Eagles and served in all offices of the order.
Survivors are the wife, a daughter, Mrs. Arch GROVE, and a son, Dean NEWCOMB, all of Rochester; two grandchildren; a brother, Enoch NEWCOMB, Fulton, New York, and a half-brother, Edwin NEWCOMB, of Fort Wayne.
The last rites will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Alonzo LONG, aged 78, well known Newcastle township farmer, died at his farm home at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of two weeks due to complications. A complete obituary could not be obtained today. The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county.
Survivors are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Walter OVERMYER and Mrs. George RIDDLE; three sons, O. J. LONG, Orton LONG, Tippecanoe and Robert LONG, Niles, Mich., and two brothers, John D. LONG, Mentone and Andrew LONG of Owensboro, Ky.
The last rites will be held from the Bethlehem Baptist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Sycamore Chapel cemetery.

Zenus L. QUIMBY, farmer residing seven miles east of Argos, passed away Thursday afternoon as a result of a heart attack. Mr. Quimby was stricken while he was working in the yard and succumbed a few moments later.
Mr. Quimby was born in Sundusk, Mich., on July 27th, 1879, had been a resident of the Argos community since 1926, where he followed the occupation of farming. On April 15th, 1906, he was united in marriage with Pearl AUGNUS, who preceded him in death November 23rd, 1937. His second marriage, to Clara E. FIELDS, was solemnized on June 15th, 1940.
The survivors are his wife; six sons, Orlie [QUIMBY], of Pleasant Lake, Ind.; Ernest [QUIMBY], of Argos; Harold [QUIMBY], of South Bend; Audrey [QUIMBY], of Mishawaka; Robert [QUIMBY], of Watervliet, Mich., and Merlin [QUIMBY], at home.
The body was removed to the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where brief rites will be held Sunday afternoon, one o'clock. The regular services will be conducted at the Midway church in Mishawaka, Ind., at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Walter MANGEN, of Plymouth, will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Mishawaka cemetery.

Mrs. Louisa LOTZ, 76, passed away Friday morning at her home a mile north of Akron. Death was attributed to complications. The deceased who was born in Germany had resided in the Akron community for the past 40 years.
The survivors are a son, Charles [LOTZ], of Hammond; stepson, Fred [LOTZ], of Warsaw, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Elsie LOHR, 37 years old, a nurse at Sunnyside Sanitarium near Indianapolis, and a former resident of Akron, Ind., was killed and three other persons were injured in an automobile collision two miles north of Alexandria Thursday morning.
Miss Lohr and J. E. DOHERTY were en route to Fairmount for a Thanksgiving dinner with relatives of the latter when the car the nurse was driving collided head-on with another driven by James G. THOMPSON of Marion. Cause of the collision was not determined immediately.
Thompson, his wife, and Doherty all were taken to Mercy hospital at Elwood. Thompson suffered a chest injury and possible leg fracture, Mrs. Thompson a broken nose and serious cuts and Doherty injuries of undetermined extent.
Barbara Jo THOMPSON, 4-year-old daughter of the Marion couple was unhurt.
Miss Lohn is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lillie AULT and a brother, Thomas LOHR, both residents of Akron.

Saturday, November 23, 1940

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Bethlehem Baptist church northeast of this city for Alonzo LONG, 78, well known Newcastle township farmer who died Friday morning after an illness of two weeks. Burial will be made in the Sycamore chapel cemetery.
The deceased was born in Ohio on May 27, 1862, the son of Jacob and Jane Amanda LONG, and had resided in Fulton county since he was a child. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, and on July 26, 1884, was married to Marietta SEVERNS.
Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Walter OVERMYER and Mrs. George RIDDLE, Rochester; three sons, O. J. LONG, Rochester; Robert [LONG], Niles, Mich., and Orton [LONG], Tippecanoe; two brothers, John [LONG], Mentone, and Andrew [LONG], Owensboro, Ky.

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise LOTZ, widow of William LOTZ who died Friday at her home one mile north of Disko after a short illness will be held from Silver Creek Bethel church northeast of Akron at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. James STAMM will officiate and burial will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church. Mrs. Lotz was the daughter of Chris and Christine DUCHOW and she was born in Germany, February 17, 1864. She had lived near Disko for 40 years, moving there from Hammond. Surviving are a daughter, Anna [LOTZ], at home; a son, Charles [LOTZ], Hammond; a stepson, Fred [LOTZ], Warsaw, and two grandchildren.

Monday, November 25, 1940

Peru, Ind., Nov. 25. -- Frederick SENGER, 66, prominent local businessman, passed away suddenly at 12:30 o'clock Sunday morning following a heart attack which occurred at the store which he has owned and operated here for the past ten years.
Mr. Senger had returned to the store to make the final checkup of Saturday's business when he was stricken. Born in Danville, Ill, on March 25, 1874, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter X. SENGER. He came to Peru in 1895 and was employed in the John S. Hale Dry Goods store. Six years later he joined in a partnership with B. E. WALLACE and C. E. CORY and purchased the firm of which he had been propritor and manager for the past decade.
He was a former director of the Wabash Valley bank, a member of the Indiana Retail Merchants Research association, St. Charles Catholic church, the Holy Name society, a charger member of the K. of C. lodge, and a member of the Elks and Eagles lodges. His wife, Margaret [McCARCHY SENGER], preceded him in death. He resided at 162 East sixth street in this city.
Surviving are three sons, Fred W. [SENGER], Jr., John M. [SENGER], and Frank SENGER, all of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret SMITH of Peru and Mrs. Rosanna SNYDER of Glendale, Calif.; five brothers, William [SENGER], Peter [SENGER], Frank [SENGER] and Herbert SENGER, all of Danville, Ill., and Leo SENGER, of Decatur, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Arthur WADE, of Danville; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Charles' church. Burial is to be made in the Catholic cemetery. The body was removed to the residence Monday afternoon from the Costin-Bond funeral home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha L. DOWNS, aged 68, South Bend, widow of the late John DOWNS and a former local resident will be held from the Rochester Baptist church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL in charge. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Downs died at 7:15 o'clock Sunday night at the home of her son, Emerson DOWNS, 1346 East Sorin street, South Bend. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered May 10, 1939.
The deceased was born on a farm southeast of this city on June 7, 1873. Her parents were Benjamin and Hannah (COLLINS) PORTER. On June 7, 1899 she was married to the late John DOWNS. The Downs family lived on a farm south of Rochester on Road 25 for many years.
Mrs. Downs was a resident of Rochester all of her life with the exception of the past five years. She was employed in the Bible Institute at Wheaton, Ill, for three and a half years and for the past 18 months has made her home with her son in South Bend. Mrs. Downs was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and the Eastern Star lodge of Rochester.
Surviving besides the son, Emerson [DOWNS], are a foster daughter, Mrs. Ray GRAVES of Muncie; a sister, Mrs. Voris LOWE of Rochester; and three brothers, Marion [PORTER] of Rochester, and Walton [PORTER] and Vernon PORTER of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and three granddaughters.
Friends may pay their respects at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home prior to the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Kate A. BURDICK, 68, of Battle Creek, Mich., passed away Sunday morning in the Burdick trailer which was parked at the Bodey Filling Station, 6 miles north of this city on Road 31. Death was attributed to heart disease.
Mr. Burdick and her husband, Floyd [BURDICK], were enroute to Florida, where they planned to spend the winter when she suffered the fatal attack. Coroner Dean STINSON of this city conducted an inquest Sunday afternoon and pronounced the Michigan lady's death due to angina pectoris.
The body was taken to the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos and later was removed to Battle Creek where funeral services were to be held. Her husband is the only survivor, it was stated.

Peru, Ind., Nov. 25. -- Oliver E. SARGENT, 66, who has operated a grocery store here for the past 25 years, and who spent many summers in his cottage on the east side of Lake Manitou, passed away at 4:20 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Dukes Memorial hospital more than six hours after he had been found in his store, 292 East Main street, suffering from a self-inflicted bullet wound.
A son, Lloyd [SARGENT], discovered his father in the store at 10 o'clock yesterday morning with a bullet wound in the right temple. A .32 caliber revolver was nearby. Mr. Sargent was rushed to the hospital in an unconscious condition and died late yesterday afternoon.
The motive for the act was believed to be despondency over poor health. He had been ill for the past four years. Coroner E. E. SCHROCK ruled death by suicide.
Born in Lafayette on September 17, 1874, he was the son of Austin and Stella SARGENT. On July 25, 1903, he was united in marriage to Margaret WINEHELL at South Whitley, Ind., who survives. He has resided in this city for the past 40 years and operated a store for the past quarter century. Mr. Sargent was a member of the Baptist church, the F. A. M. No. 67 and the Chapter Council and Commandery; the Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne and the Past Masters' club.
Surviving besides the wife and son are two sisters, Mrs. W. T. HANSEN of Peru and Mrs. Anna JOHNSON of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Allen funeral home with Rev. George HARRIS in charge. Burial is to be made in Mt. Hope cemetery. The body is at the Allen funeral home where friends may call until 7 o'clock this evening.

Mrs. Clara PHILLIPS of South Bend, a sister of Mrs. G. J. LONG, wife of Rev. LONG, pastor of Trinity Evangelical church of this city, died Sunday night at 8 o'clock at the home of her son, Lester PHILLIPS, of South Bend, following an accident which occurred near Three Rivers, Mich., on Saturday, November 16th, and result of which caused her death. The death of Mrs. Phillips came just one month after the death of her husband, Daniel PHILLIPS, who died when he suffered a heart attack. The funeral will be held at South Bend on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 and burial will be at South Bend.

Tuesday, November 26, 1940

Mrs. Nancy SALES, 84, a pioneer resident of Leiters Ford, passed away at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Kreamer, a half mile north of Kewanna, on State Road 17. Death was attributed to heart trouble and complications. Mrs. Sales had been in ill health for the past several years, however, her condition did not become serious until three months ago. She had made her home with her daughter for the past ten weeks, it was stated.
Nancy [STAHL], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel STAHL was born September 16, 1865, at Joliet, Ill, and removed to Aubbeenaubbee township, Fulton county, with her parents when still a small girl. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage with George SALES, who was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church [and] had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of the county.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Jacob KREAMER, of Kewanna; Mrs. Tot APPLEMAN of Leiters Ford; two sons, Charles SALES and Kline SALES, of Leiters Ford; and a brother, Frank STAHL, also of Leiters Ford. Three children and her husband preceded her in death.
The funeral arrangements will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Lukenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford with Rev. John WALTON officiating. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford Odd Fellows cemetery.

A black silk wedding dress made over three-quarters of a century ago will serve Thursday afternoon as a shroud for Mrs. Magdalene SWIGERT, who died late Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred TIPTON, 1106 Franklin avenue, one day after her 94th birthday. She had been bedfast for a year but seriously ill but one week.
The deceased was born in Lyons, N.Y., in 1846 the daughter of Philip and Elizabeth FAULSTITCH. In a ceremony performed at Lyons, May 1, 1866, she was married to Philip SWIGERT.
Mrs. Swigert had resided in Rochester for five and one-half years moving here from Delong where she had lived for 35 years. The deceased was a member of the Reformed church at Delong.
Mrs. Swigert had made her wedding dress along with other articles of her trousseau. She kept all of them and made the wish that she be buried in the wedding dress.
Three weeks ago she asked to see the frock which she kept in a box, again expressing a desire that she be buried in the dress which request her relatives will fulfill. The dress was made of black silk, with a full skirt, tight basque and a white lace collar.
The survivors are three sons, Samuel [SWIGERT], South Bend; Charles [SWIGERT], address uncertain; Richard [SWIGERT], Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Emma ADAMS, Rochester, Mrs. J. E. KIRK, Amberg, Wis., and Mrs. Catherine MOON, Tiffin, Ohio.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lukenbill chapel in Leiters Ford with Reverend John WALTON of Leiters Ford and Reverend John CALL of Rochester, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Wednesday, November 27, 1940

Mrs. Charles GORDON, aged 48, a former resident of the Kewanna community, died at her home in Belle Center, Ohio at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis which she suffered a year ago.
The deceased was the daughter of James and Julia McCOY and she was born on a farm near Kewanna March 11, 1892. She had always lived near Kewanna until five years ago when the Gordon family moved to Belle Center to reside.
Survivors are the husband, Charles GORDON; five children, Robert [GORDON], Tiffin, Ohio; Henry [GORDON], Frederick [GORDON], Louis [GORDON] and Ruth [GORDON], all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl POWNELL, Logansport; Mrs. Lila HIZER, Grass Creek; and Mrs. Margaret DAY, Kewanna; and two brothers, Walter McCOY, Detroit, Mich. and Floyd McCOY, whose address is uncertain.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist church in Kewanna at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. John HALL in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Gustave VEDDER, aged 65, died at his farm home five miles west of Fulton at 10:40 o'clock Tuesday night. Death was due to dropsy and followed an illness of three months.
The deceased was born in Germany, December 21, 1874, the son of Carl and Amelia VEDDER. When he was twelve years of age his parents came to America settling on a farm near Logansport. Thirty-seven years ago he came to the Fulton community to reside from Logansport.
In a ceremony performed in Logansport, February 19, 1901, he was married to Anna SCHOENRADT. He had always followed the occupation of farming.
Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. John RODGERS, Logansport; a son, Ernest VEDDER of Fulton, and four grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the Grace Lutheran church in Logansport hour as yet undetermined. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport.

Thursday, November 28, 1940

Alfred C. NIXON, aged 78, a life resident of Rochester, died at his home, 230 West Third street, at 8:30 o'clock this morning after a two day illness due to pneumonia.
The deceased was born May 10, 1862, and had spent his entire lifetime in and near Rochester where he was a farmer and a laborer. He was twice married, his first wife preceding in death. His second marriage, June 26, 1930, was to Jane E. BRYANT.
Survivors are the wife; a son, Isaac NIXON, Rochester; three step-sons, Glen [BRYANT], Oliver [BRYANT] and Ralph BRYANT of this city; four step-daughters, Mrs. Edith HAGEN and Mrs. Estella VanDIEN of Rochester, Mrs. Esther COX, Lakeview, Ohio, and Mrs. Marie PONTIOUS, Nappanee; two grandsons and two granddaughters
The last rites will be held from the Foster Funeral Home on West Sixth street at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. John CALL officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Athens.

Saturday, November 30, 1940

Mrs. Arilla CUSHMAN, aged 79, a seamstress, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Nellie BABCOCK, 1301 South Main street, at 12:30 o'clock Saturday morning after an illness of nine months due to complications.
The deceased was born in Germantown, Ohio, August 1, 1861, the daughter of Stephen and Bethany RADER. Her husband, Consider CUSHMAN, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Cushman had made her home with her sister, Mrs. Babcock, for the past two years, moving here from Lafayette. She was a member of the Presbyterian church at Delphi and the Rebekah lodge at Kokomo.
Survivors are the sister, Mrs. BABCOCK and two sons Virgil CUSHMAN, Muncie, and Clarence CUSHMAN, South Bend.
The funeral services will be conducted from the home of Mrs. Babcock at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Monday, December 2, 1940

George W. POWERS who had been blind for several years died at his home, 541 Michigan street, Argos, at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. His death which was due to complications and followed an illness of several years the last six weeks of which he was bedfast, occurred on Mr. Powers' 87th birthday.
The deceased was born in Virginia December 1, 1853 and came to Indiana when he was a small boy with his parents, John and Dorcas POWERS. He was married to Phoebe MARSHMAN, February 14, 1900. He was a member of the Jordan Baptist church.
Survivors are the wife; five sons, Louis J. POWERS, Coldwater, Mich.; James E. POWERS, Michigan City; Theodore POWERS, Culver; Charles [POWERS] and John POWERS, at home; and five daughters, Mrs. Nellie KAMP, South Bend; Mrs. Luella ABAIR, Plymouth; Miss Orpha POWERS, Mishawaka; Miss Florence POWERS, Rochester; and Mrs. Esther McCOIGE, Argos.
The last rites were conducted from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. Roy KNIGHT of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial was made in the Jordan cemetery southwest of Argos.

Friends and relatives here have been advised of the death of Ted GEISE, Indianapolis, which occurred in a hospital at Indianapolis Saturday and followed an appendectomy which was performed November 24.
The last rites were held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at Indianapolis with burial in the Crown Hill cemetery there.
Mr. Geise was the only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed GUISE. He resided on a farm southeast of Kewanna with his parents when he was a young man.
The deceased was a veteran of the World War and served overseas with Base Hospital Unit No. 32. He had been employed by the Empire Life Insurance Company of Indianapolis as an agent for sometime prior to his death.
He is survived by his wife who was Mary Jane BROWN of Winamac. Among those attending the funeral services for Mr. GEISE were Mrs. Caroline SHONK and her daughter, Miss Evelyn SHONK of this city.

John W. FLORA, aged 70, died at his farm home three and a half miles southwest of Kewanna at 4 p.m. Sunday after an illness of several years due to complications.
The deceased was born March 25, 1870 in Starke county the son of Solomon and Caroline FLORA. He had lived in Fulton county during nearly all of his lifetime where he followed the occupation of farming. He was married October 14, 1896 to Eldora OVERMYER, who died November 5, 1935. Mr. Flora was a member of the United Brethren church at Prairie Grove.
Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Caroline FLORA, who lives near Richland Center; a daughter, Mrs. Norabelle PAFEHALL, at home; a son, Albert FLORA, at home; three foster-sons, Rolla WALTERS, Logansport; Herbert FLORA, Rock Rapids, Iowa and James BRIDGEWATER Cotesberg, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. J. C. CALHOUN, Rochester; Mrs. Bertha FERMAN, Plymouth, and Mrs. Nora McCLARN, Berrien Springs, Mich., and a foster granddaughter.
The funeral services will be held from the church at Richland Center at 2 p.m. Wednesday with burial in the cemetery at Richland Center. The body will be taken to the home of the mother, Mrs. Flora, near Richland Center Monday evening from the Grossman funeral home at Argos.

Mrs. Ike KLEIN was called to Chicago today by the sudden death of her mother, Mrs. Louis KRUEGER, which occurred last night. Mrs. Klein had spent Friday with her mother in Chicago. Mrs. Krueger had often visited her daughter in this city. The full details of Mrs. Krueger's death were not available here today.

Tuesday, December 3, 1940

Friends here today received word of the death of Menzo L. SARGEANT, aged 66, a former resident of Rochester, who died at his home in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday. Burial will be made in Cleveland tomorrow. Mr. Sargeant was reared in Rochester but has been in business in Cleveland for a number of years. He was the owner of a cottage on the west side of Lake Manitou which bears his name.

Mrs. Myrta NEFF, aged 67, of 315 East Maple street, Argos, died in the Kelly hospital in Argos at 6:30 o'clock Monday evening from Bright's disease. She had been in ill health for several years but was seriously ill but ten days.
The deceased was a life resident of the Argos community and was born there December 25, 1872, the daughter of William R. and Martha COOK. Her husband who preceded her in death was Victor E. NEFF whom she married June 26, 1895. Mrs. Neff was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are two sons, Henry NEFF, South Bend, and George NEFF, Argos; three daughters, Mrs. Esther KYLER, South Bend; Miss Eloise NEFF, and Miss Margaret NEFF, at home; and five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Argos Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Roy W. KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The body will be moved from the Grossman Funeral Home to the Neff home Tuesday evening where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Wednesday, December 4, 1940

Funeral services and interment were held at Fletcher's Lake yesterday for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford ALBER who died at birth Monday afternoon in the Epworth hospital at South Bend. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Margaret Ann [ALBER], at home, a grandmother, Mrs. Margaret ALBER, Fulton, and the grandfather, John WALTERS of Rochester.

James Edward [GAMBLE], 12 weeks old son of Edward and Orlepha GAMBLE, died at the home of his parents, 427 West Eighth street, at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of a day.
The child was born September 16, 1940, in Rochester and is survived by his parents and grandparents.
The last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Foster Funeral Home with Rev. G. J. LONG officiating. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
The body was taken to the home of the parents at noon Wednesday and will be returned to the Foster Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Martha Ann SELL, 93, former resident of Mentone, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Etta McCULLOUGH, in Fort Wayne, at 8 a.m. Monday of chronic myocarditis and concussion of the brain.
According to Allen County Coroner Dr. A. P. HATTENDORF, Mrs. Sell suffered the brain concussion Sunday night at 11 o'clock when her head struck the floor of her bedroom in a fall due to a heart attack.
Mrs. Sell went to Fort Wayne seven years ago from Mentone to live with the daughter. She was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. McCULLOUGH, Mrs. Ella WARD, Mentone, and Mrs. Catherine JENKS, Seattle, Wash., and a son, Benjamin SELL, Lansing, Mich.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Johns funeral home, Mentone, Rev. C. C. COLLINS officiating. Burial was made in the Mentone cemetery.

Jean Ann [COOK], daughter of Raymond and June (BABCOCK) COOK of Fulton died at birth in the Woodlawn hospital at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning. Survivors are the parents, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray BABCOCK, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Pearl COOK, all of Fulton. Short funeral services will be held in the Ditmire chapel at 10 o'clock Thursday morning with Rev. Stacey SHAW in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Thursday, December 5, 1940

David HOLLOWAY, aged 81, retired farmer, died at his home in Mentone at midnight Tuesday. Death came to the aged man following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered one week ago.
On May 28, 1940, Mr. Holloway and his wife, who survives him, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He was born in Kosciusko county but for many years resided on a farm west of Mentone on the Fulton-Kosciusko county line.
He had always lived in the Mentone vicinity and was actively engaged as a farmer until a horse and wagon accident forced his retirement fifteen years ago.

Other surviving relatives are a daughter, Mrs. Ray DILLINGHAM, of Mentone; two sons, Bert [HOLLOWAY], residing on a farm east of Mentone, and Ervin [HOLLOWAY], who lives in Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, Miss Georgia DILLINGHAM and Clayton HOLLOWAY, of Mentone, Wilbur [HOLLOWAY], Merle [HOLLOWAY] and James HOLLOWAY, of Fort Wayne; three great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Hiram MORGAN, of Tiosa.
Funeral services, under the direction of the Reed funeral home, Mentone, will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Mentone Church of Christ, of which the deceased was a member. Rev. Noah McCOY, of North Manchester, will officiate, and interment will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Friday, December 6, 1940

Peru, Ind., Dec. 6. -- Glenn GRISWOLD, 50, Peru lawyer who served eight years in Congress, died of a heart attack last night.
Griswold, who worked his way up from a railroad brakeman's job, was elected a representative in 1930 on the Democratic ticket and was re-elected three times.
He served a term from the old Eleventh district and three terms from the Fifth.
He was Miami county Democratic chairman until the last reorganization, when he lost to Grant HOSTETTLER.
Before running for Congress he served as prosecutor and city attorney.
He was born in New Haven, Mo., January 10, 1890, son of Dr. Sylvanus C. GRISWOLD, and came to Peru 38 years ago.
He became a Wabash railroad brakeman. He was made a state legislative representative of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and about the same time began studying law in his spare time.
He was admitted to the bar in 1917. He began practicing soon after.
Since leaving Congress he had been in partnership with Hugh LAURENCE, city attorney.
He belonged to the Elks and Moose lodges and once was commander of Glen Owens post of the American Legion.
He is survived by the widow, the former Edith CONNALLY, whom he married November 2, 1913.

Saturday, December 7, 1940

Edward GERST, aged 79, retired newspaper owner and editor, died at his home, 713 North Madison street, at 4:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Death followed an illness of three months due to complications.
The deceased was born in Valatie New York, March 6, 1861 the son of Martin and Jane (MARQUETTE) GERST. He had lived in Rochester since 1922 with the exception of six years when he was a resident of Ft. Wayne. Mr. Gerst came here from Albany, N.Y.
Mr. Gerst for many years owned and was the editor of a newspaper in Valatie, N.Y., retiring a number of years ago. He was a member of the Lutheran church and Masonic Lodge No. 362 of Valatie, N.Y.
The only immediate survivor is his wife, who was Dora HAIMBAUGH, of this city and whom he married in Chicago, October 4, 1890.
The last rites will be held from the First Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. Glenn McGEE, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the hour of the last rites.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the United Brethren church in Grass Creek for Jesse ZIMPLEMAN, aged 57, of Logansport, who died Thursday. Rev. Paul HUBBART was in charge and burial was made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mr. Zimpleman died suddenly Thursday from a coronary occlusion at his home, 717 Nineteenth street, Logansport. He had been in ill health for several months. For many years the deceased lived on a farm west of Grass Creek.
Mr. Zimpleman was the son of Valentine and Catherine ZIMPLEMAN and had lived in and near Logansport for the past five years.
The survivors are the wife, Cora [ZIMPLEMAN]; three sons, Franklin [ZIMPLEMAN], James [ZIMPLEMAN] and Oran [ZIMPLEMAN], of Logansport; five daughters, Mrs. Catherine LAYMON, Winamac; Mrs. Jeannette SHERMAN, Logansport and Misses Margaret [ZIMPLEMAN], Dorothy [ZIMPLEMAN], and Virginia ZIMPLEMAN, at home. Several grandchildren also survive.

Monday, December 9, 1940

Lawson TOWNSEND, aged 80, former resident of the Akron community died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna PAXTON, in Fountaine, Mich., at 10 o'clock Saturday evening. Death followed an illness of several years due to complications.
Mr. Townsend lived on a farm west of Akron for thirty years. He was twice married, both wives preceding him in death. Mr. Townsend was a member of the Christian church and Odd Fellows lodge at Akron.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. PAXTON; a son, Fred TOWNSEND, who resides on a farm west of Akron, and a brother, Willard TOWNSEND of Richmond.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian church in Akron at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Fulton.
The body has been returned to the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites.

Tuesday, December 10, 1940

Plymouth, Ind., Dec. 10. -- A lifelong resident of Marshall county, Mrs. Eva Ellen BARTS, 51, died today of a heart stroke which apparently resulted from the report of her father's death.
Mrs. Barts was stricken two days ago when told that her 82-year-old father, John B. WELCH of near Plymouth, was dead.

Wednesday, December 11, 1940

Mrs. Melvin TRUE received word Tuesday of the death of her son-in-law, Lawrence STURGEON, aged 67, who died at his farm one and one-half miles west of Roann at 11 a.m. yesterday from a heart attack which he suffered while assisting in butchering a hog.
Mr. Sturgeon at one time was a resident of Rochester for several years. He was born in Miami county and is survived by his wife, a step-daughter, two brothers, Almarion [STURGEON] and Almander STURGEON, and three sisters.
The last rites will be held from the Grandstaff Funeral Home in Roann at 1:30 o'clock Thursday. Rev. Glen WAGNER will officiate and burial will be made in the cemetery at Santa Fe.

Peru, Ind., Dec. 11. -- Fred W. SENGER, 65-year-old head of the SENGER DRY GOODS COMPANY, who died suddenly here Nov. 24, left no will, according to application for letters of administration filed in the probate division of Miami circuit court here late this afternoon. Judge Hal C. PHELPS granted the letters to the applicants, Fred W. SENGER, Jr., 36, and John McCarthy SENGER, 31, sons of the deceased who have been connected in an official capacity with their late father's firm for several years.
The two sons named also were appointed to serve as joint administrators, and qualified by posting bond in the sum of $100,000. It was a personal bond with their two sisters, Mrs. Rosanna S. SNYDER, 34, of Glandale, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Margaret SMITH, 28, of Peru, signing as sureties.
Value of the personal property involved was estimated at $50,000, and that of the real estate at $4,000. The real estate consists of residence property on East Fifth street here.
In addition to the four children named, the list of heirs contains only the name of one other son, Frank P. SENGER, of Peru.

Thursday, December 12, 1940

It was incorrectly stated in The News-Sentinel that Jean Ann [COOK], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond COOK was buried in the cemetery at Fulton yesterday. Interment was in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, December 13, 1940

James C. AUSTIN, 60, passed away Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at the home of his sister, Mrs. Terressa Lyke, who resides four miles east of Fulton. Death resulted from a cancer following an illness of four months' duration.
James C., son of Edwin and Mary AUSTIN, was born in Chemung county, New York, on August 24th, 1879. His wife, nee Helen JENNER, preceded him in death. Mr. Austin was formerly employed as a mechanical engineer. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of New York.
The survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Terressa LYKE, of near Fulton; Mrs. Eva MANSFIELD, of Elmira, N.Y.; two aunts, Mrs Amy FULLER, of Elmira, N.Y., and Mrs. Mary AUSTIN, of Horseheads, N.Y.
The body will be shipped to Horseheads, N.Y., where funeral and burial rites will be conducted.

Ora, Ind., Dec. 13. (INS) -- Mrs. Goldie GRIFFIN, 38, an invalid, was burned to death and her semi-invalid brother, Peter MITCHELL, 32, was burned seriously in a fire that damaged the business district of this Starke county hamlet today.
Mrs. Griffin's son, Clarence [GRIFFIN], 13, awakened in the smoke filled house and ran to safety. Neighbors succeeded in removing Mitchell, who was taken to a hospital in Winamac.

The blaze destroyed the Griffin home, the R. B. WALTER general store and the home and barber shop of Charles BURRIS. Firemen from Winamac and Knox fought the fire.
The cause of the blaze, which started in the Griffin home, was not learned immediately.
The post office, a tavern, a residence, a hardware store and a small store building, just across the street from the structures destroyed today were razed by a fire in September, 1939.

Saturday, December 14, 1940

Donald Dean [MORROW], 4-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo MORROW died at the home of his parents in Twelve Mile at 10:45 o'clock Saturday morning. His twin brother, Richard K. [MORROW], died Aug. 5. Survivors are the parents, brother, Allen Lee [MORROW]; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles MORROW, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillie MARQUIS and great-grandmother, Mrs. Georgia GOLLOWAY. The funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Monday in the U.B. church at Twelve Mile with Rev. Van Y [sic] officiating. Burial will be made in the Skinner cemetery.

Mrs. Joseph (----- FENIMORE) MEYER, 26, passed away Saturday morning at her home at Cleveland, Ohio. Death resulted from pneumonia. The deceased is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forest FENIMORE, of North Judson, Ind. The Fenimores formerly resided at Akron, Ind.
Mrs. Meyer is survived by her husband; a son, Bobbie Dean [MEYER], 2; two brothers, Ronald [FENIMORE] of Akron; Vance [FENIMORE] of Fort Wayne, and two sisters, Miss Ferrol FENIMORE, of Indianapolis, and Donnabelle FENIMORE of Decatur, Ind., and her parents.
Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Monday, December 16, 1940

Francis "Frank" M. SKINNER, aged 77, retired druggist and former sheriff of Miami county died at his home in Macy at 8:45 o'clock Saturday night after an illness of one month due to dropsy and complications.
The deceased was born in Allen township, Miami county, on August 7, 1863. He was married almost 56 years ago to Mary Catherine PALMER who survives as do several nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Susan [SKINNER], succumbed three years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Skinner would have celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary in January.
Mr. Skinner operated a drug store for many years in Macy in addition to serving one term as sheriff of Miami county during which time he lived in Peru. Mr. Skinner retired as a druggist several years ago because of ill health.
The funeral services will be held from the Macy Methodist church at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. DUNLAP officiating. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.
The body is at the residence where friends may call.

James F. RITTENHOUSE, aged 88, prominent citizen and retired manufacturer of Akron, died at his home there on East Rochester street at 8 o'clock Monday morning from a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past two weeks.
The deceased was born in Medina county, Ohio, the son of Silas D. and Clarissa L.

RITTENHOUSE. He celebrated his 88th birthday yesterday. He was married to Lillian E. ABBOTT in North Manchester and had lived in Akron since 1923 when he moved there from Liberty Mills.
Mr. Rittenhouse founded the RITTENHOUSE Manufacturing Company at Akron in 1923, which company manufactured shovels and other light hardware. Later he sold his company to the AMERICAN FORK AND HOE COMPANY of Cleveland, Ohio, which now operates the plant. The company at the present time employs around 300 men. Mr. Rittenhouse was a member of the Methodist church at Akron.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. E. H. BRANNING, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. L. D. HAMMOND, South Bend; and Mrs. Harold LEININGER, Akron; a son, James F. RITTENHOUSE, Jr., of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Maud GRIMM, Delphi and several grandchildren. A son, daughter and brother preceded him in death.
The last rites will be held from the Methodist church in Akron at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday with Rev. J. D. STEVENSON, a former pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Liberty Mills.

Tuesday, December 17, 1940

Mrs. Emma KLINE, 57, of this city, passed away Monday morning at the Logansport hospital. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of two years duration. Mrs. Kline had been a resident of Rochester for the past twenty years, moving to this city from Kokomo.
Emma [SCHALL], daughter of John and Margaret (ROTE) SCHALL, was born February 28th, 1883 in Ohio. In 1907 she was united in marriage with James KLINE, the ceremony being solemnized at Winamac, Ind. Mrs. Kline was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Robert LEWIS, of South Bend; Mrs. Carl SANDERS, of this city; four sons, Trenson [KLINE], Cecil [KLINE], Tillman [KLINE] and Roy [KLINE], all of Rochester; four grandchildren; four brothers, Albert [SCHALL], of Lakeville; Leuis [SCHALL], of South Bend; William [SCHALL], of Culver, and Emerson [SCHALL], of Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. Omer LEWIS, of Leiters Ford.
Private funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Wednesday morning 10:30 o'clock. Rev. George CRANE will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Moon cemetery, west of Rochester.

Funeral services for James F. RITTENHOUSE, aged 80, retired manufacturer, who died at his home in Akron yesterday will be held from the home at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. J. B. STEVENSON, former pastor of the Methodist church in Akron will officiate, assisted by Rev. Julius PFEIFFER, present pastor of the Akron Methodist church. Burial will be made at Liberty Mills.

Albert Theron THARP, aged 61, prominent farmer, who was better known by his many friends as Al THARP died from a heart attack which he suffered at 11:10 o'clock Tuesday morning while in the office of Fred MOORE, 116 East Eighth street.
Mr. Tharp was engaged in a business conversation with Mr. Moore and Paul NOE, Ft. Wayne, a district land supervisor for the Union Central Life Insurance company of Cincinnati, when he remarked to the two men "I feel dizzy."
At this Tharp slumped in his chair. Dr. M. O. KING was called and Tharp passed away a few minutes after the doctor arrived without ever regaining consciousness. Tharp had been under a doctor's care for several years due to a heart ailment.
The deceased lived on a farm three miles south of Rochester on the Mt. Zion road which is better known as the William BLACKBURN farm. For many years he lived on farms in Richland township.
Mr. Tharp was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, October 3, 1879. He came to Fulton county to reside when a boy with his parents, John and Mary THARP. John Tharp was a veteran of the Civil War.
Albert Tharp was married to Jennie LEMON on December 23, 1912, in a ceremony which was performed at Burnettsville. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church at Mentone.
Survivors are the wife, a daughter, Mrs. Donald SHRIVER and a grandson.
While the funeral arrangements are incomplete it was thought by the family that they would be held Thursday afternoon with interment in the cemetery at Richland Center.

Wednesday, December 18, 1940

Mrs. Joe MESSMAN received word Tuesday evening of the death of her sister, Mrs. Blanche POWERS, of South Bend. Mrs. Powers was well known in this vicinity. The brief message stated funeral services would be conducted Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at a funeral home on South Michigan street, in South Bend.

Thursday, December 19, 1940

Miss Lillian Mae HENDERSON, aged 65, died at her home, 429 West Third street, at 5:30 o'clock Thursday morning from a heart ailment. She had been ill for three years and three months.
The deceased was born in Putnam county, Ohio, August 19, 1875. Her parents were William and Elizabeth McPHERON. She came to Fulton county from Ohio.
In a ceremony which was performed in St. Joseph, Michigan, in 1906 she was married to John HENDERSON. The Hendersons resided on a farm in Richland township for a number of years. Mrs. Henderson was a member of the Evangelical church at Culver.
Survivors are the husband and brother, Charles McPHERON of Mishawaka.
The last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Foster funeral home with Rev. John CALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Richter cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the last rites.

Friday, December 20, 1940

Emmett TAYLOR, aged 43, a veteran of the World War, died at his farm home one and one-half miles southwest of Akron at 12:45 o'clock Friday morning after an illness due to complications dating since May.
The deceased was born in Lima, Ohio, August 20, 1897, the son of the late John and Lavina TAYLOR. He had lived in the Akron community for 20 years moving there from Akron.
In a ceremony performed August 25, 1919, he was married to Mary Hazel MERLEY. The deceased had always followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 277 of Akron and the Modern Woodmen's lodge.

Survivors are the wife; four children, Charles [TAYLOR], Emmett [TAYLOR, Jr.], and Norma Lee [TAYLOR], all at home, and Mrs. GeNelle HOFFMAN of Akron; a brother, Elmer J. TAYLOR, Toledo, Ohio, and a grandchild.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Akron at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in charge of the Akron American Legion post.
Rev. Julius PFEIFFER will deliver the funeral oration and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Richard Harold [WALTERS], aged 3 months, son of Harold and Irene (McGRIFF) WALTERS died at the farm home of his parents in Richland township Froday at 10:45 a.m.
Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of twelve hours. The child was born August 28, 1940.
Survivors are the parents; two brothers, Lloyd [WALTERS] and Hershel [WALTERS], two sisters, Catherine [WALTERS] and Jean [WALTERS], all at home; the grandparents and a great-grandmother.
The funeral service will be held from the Methodist church at Richland Center Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Paul JONES in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.

Saturday, December 21, 1940

Judith Carol [SEVERNS], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank SEVERNS passed away at three o'clock a.m. Saturday at the Severns home west of Mt. Olive. The baby's death was attributed to pneumonia. Judith Carol was born December 18th, 1940.
The survivors are the parents, a brother, Dennis [SEVERNS]; two sisters, Helen [SEVERNS] and Janet [SEVERNS], and her grandparents.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Severns residence. Rev. Franklin J. ARTHUR officiated. Burial was made in the Salem cemetery.

Mrs. Thomas L. GOODLIN, wife of Rev. GOODLIN, United Brethren circuit pastor of Fulton received word yesterday of the sudden death of her mother, Mrs. Fred POPE, 55, which occurred at her home in Manchester, Iowa, Friday morning. Survivors other than Mrs. Goodlin are the husband, two daughters and son all of whom reside in Iowa. Mrs. Goodlin left for Manchester Friday afternoon.

Monday, December 23, 1940

Frederick Clyde EISENMAN, aged 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred EISENMAN, 1231 Franklin avenue, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 8:55 o'clock Sunday evening from peritonitis. He had been ill for one week.
The deceased was born in Rochester April 29, 1929, and has spent his entire life here. He was a student in the fifth grade of the Columbia school and he attended the Evangelical church and Sunday school.
Survivors are his parents; two sisters, Marilyn [EISENMAN] and Linda Carol [EISENMAN], both at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BICK.
The funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Trinity Evangelical church with Rev. George J. LONG officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

The body was moved to the Eisenman residence this afternoon from the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Relatives and friends in Leiters Ford have received word of the death of Mrs. Nettie Margret KIESTER, aged 68, a former resident of Leiters Ford, who died at her home in Chicago Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Death was due to complications and followed an illness dating since June.
The deceased was born in Bucyrus, Ohio and lived in Leiters Ford for twenty years. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Artella HOWARD, Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Amanda CAMPBELL of Hammond.
The last rites will be held from the Lukenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. John WALTON will be in charge of the last rites and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetry at Leiters Ford.

Mrs. Elizabeth MURPHY, aged 67, a former resident of Akron, died at 12:30 o'clock Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank JAMESON in Elkhart. Death was due to paralysis and followed an illness of several years. She had been critically ill for a week.
The deceased was born in Miami county, April 18, 1873, the daughter of Casper and Dora MERLEY. She had resided in Akron all of her life until she went to Elkhart several years ago to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Jameson.
Survivors are three sons, Earl [MURPHY] and Frank [MURPHY], Elkhart; Warren MURPHY, Seattle, Wash.; four daughters, Mrs. Orpha STAMATZ and Mrs. JAMESON, Elkhart; Mrs. Billie POWELL, Macy, and Mrs. Bertha SHONK, Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, Frank MERLEY, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Nora FERNBAUGH, Leiters Ford; and two grandchildren. Two daughters preceded their mother in death.
The last rites will be held in Akron at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at a place to be determined later. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Thursday, December 26, 1940

Miss Lillian Jane JULIAN, 76, of Kewanna, passed away Tuesday morning, 11:45 o'clock at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ora SEDAM, of Grass Creek. Miss Julian has been in ill health for over a year, however, her condition was not regarded as extremely serious until the past two weeks. In her earlier years Miss Julian was a teacher in the Fulton county public schools.
Lillian Jane, daughter of Samuel JULIAN and Mary A. JULIAN, was born October 25th, 1864, in Wayne township. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
The survivors are two brothers, Rev. James JULIAN, of Indianapolis; Sanford JULIAN, of Kewanna, with whom she made her home, and a sister, Mrs. Frances A. MARSH, of Evanston.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Interment was made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Fulton, Dec. 26. -- Joshua M. SKINNER, 61, farmer living 4 miles southeast of Metea, died at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home after a two years' illness of heart trouble.
He was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth SKINNER and born in Cass county.
Surviving is the wife, Cora [SKINNER], and one son, Galen [SKINNER]; two sisters, Mrs. Ed CONRAD of near Logansport, and Mrs. Mary CLARK of Marion; a brother Charles SKINNER of near Logansport.
The body was taken to the residence from the Ditmire funeral home and final rites will be at 2 o'clock Friday, Spring Creek church. Burial will be in the Spring Creek cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth MURPHY, 67, Akron resident who died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank JAMISON, Elkhart, were postponed from this afternoon until Friday at 1 p.m. Burial is to be made in Akron. The postponement was due to the fact that a son and daughter, Warren MURPHY and Mrs. Orpha STAMATZ, of Seattle, Wash., could not arrive here until this evening.

Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist church, was called to Indianapolis Christmas day by the death of his father, Edgar B. RAFNEL, 96, who died at the home of his son, Doyle RAFNEL, 3113 North New Jersey street. E. B. Rafnel has often visited his son in Rochester.
Following is a clipping taken from an Indianapolis paper concerning the death of E. B. Rafnel:
Edgar B. Rafnel, 96 years old, who made the long journey to California from Maine in the gold rush days, died yesterday in the home of his son, Doyle Rafnel, 3113 North New Jersey street.
Mr. Rafnel died of complications resulting from injuries suffered Friday in a fall on a stairs.
Mr. Rafnel, who would have been 97 years old February 1, was born in Maine. After returning from California he came to Indiana and lived in Thorntown many years. He had resided in Indianapolis 30 years. Mr. Rafnel, a retired carpenter-contractor, was a member of the Masonic order in Maine and was an active member of the Third Christian church.
Surviving are three sons, Doyle Rafnel, Dr. R. V. RAFNEL of Washington, and Rev. H. T. Rafnel of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby BUCHANAN of Monterey; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Montgomery funeral home. Burial will be in Thorntown.

Friday, December 27, 1940

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie B. (HETZNER) CARPENTER of Camden, S.C. will be held at the Rochester Methodist church Sunday afternoon, two o'clock. Mrs. Carpenter, who was a former resident of Rochester, passed away Wednesday evening, Decemter 25th, at the Christ hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. Mrs. Carpenter had been in ill health for the past year, it was stated. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends during her residency in this community.
Bessie B. [CHESTNUT], daughter of Samuel and Emma CHESTNUT, was born at Amelia, Ind., in 1882, and moved to Rochester with her parents when but a young girl. In the year of 1897, she was united in marriage with Edwin HETZNER in a ceremony solemnized in this city. She and her husband resided in this city until 1915 Mr. Hetzner passed away a few years after their removal from this community In 1921, Mrs. Hetzner was wed to R. A. CARPENTER, at Pageland, S.C. Her second husband preceded her in death in 1934. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and the Rebekah Lodge.
The survivors are a son, Kenneth HETZNER, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude CULLEN, of Cincinnati, Ohio; a grandson, Eli CULLEN; three step-daughters, Mrs. Dortha PATE, of Georgetown, S.C; Misses Margaret [CARPENTER] and Johnsic CARPENTER, both of Charleston, S.C.; and four sisters, Mrs. Maude FISHER, of Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Rose MYERS, of Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Evelyn WAGONER, of Chicago, and Mrs Nell DEITCH, of Evanston, Ill.
The body will arrive tonight over the Erie railroad from Cincinnati and will be taken to the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors where it will lie in state up until the hour of the services Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, December 28, 1940

Funeral services were held Thursday from the Dunkard church at Walnut for Mrs. Dessie OLDFATHER SHAFER, aged 70, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laverne LADSON, near Nappanee, on Tuesday. Death was due to cancer and followed an illness of five weeks.
Services for Mrs. Shafer were in charge of Rev. C. C. CRIPE and burial was made in the cemetery at Richland Center.
The husband had lived near Rochester nearly all of her life. She was born in Ohio, August 4, 1870, the daughter of Elizah and Mary Ann OLDFATHER. In a ceremony performed in Rochester in 1887 she was married to the late John Melvin SHAFER. Mrs. Shafer was a member of the Dunkard church at Walnut.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred CRABBS, Rochester; Mrs. Ford SWIHART, Argos, and Mrs. LADSON; three sons, Clyde [SHAFER] and Verl SHAFER, Rochester, and Roscoe SHAFER, Argos; a stepson, Joe SHAFER, Argos; a brother, David OLDFATHER, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Lottie GREGORY of this city, and 16 grandchildren. Another daughter, Mrs. Fay SWIHART, died three years ago.

Due to a misunderstanding in the receipt of information concerning the death of Mrs. Bessie B. CARPENTER, of Camden, S.C., the following correction is presented: Mrs. Carpenter's first husband, Edwin HETZNER, is living and resides at Ft. Wayne, Ind. A granddaughter, Miss Beauton CULLEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli CULLEN, of Cincinnati, is the only surviving grandchild.
The body which arrived in Rochester Friday evening was taken to the Zimmerman Bros Funeral home where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral. The last rites will be held Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock at the Rochester Methodist church.

Monday, December 30, 1940

Bruce William WHITTENBERGER, aged 60, died at 7 o'clock Monday morning at his home in Macy from a stroke of apoplexy. The deceased who had never married had been ill for one week.
Mr. Whittenberger was born in Silver Cliff, Colorado, December 17, 1880. His parents were Charles and Cora (FLANAGAN) WHITTENBERGER.
The deceased had always followed the occupation of a farmer and had lived in Macy for 26 years moving there from Akron. He was a member of the Methodist church at Macy.
Survivors are the mother, two sisters, Mrs. Hermione WILSON and Mrs. Mary WEBSTER, all of Macy; four nieces and a nephew.
The funeral services will be held from the Whittenberger home in Macy at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. C. E. DUNLOP will officiate and burial will be made in the cemetery at Akron.
The body has been moved to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton and will be returned to the home at 1 p.m. Tuesday where friends may call.

Tuesday, December 31, 1940

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the residence, 1417 South Elm street, for Harley Lewis [POLK], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis POLK, Jr., who died at birth at 11 p.m. Sunday. He was an only child. The services were in charge of Rev. Harry MOUNT and burial was made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.