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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1941

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

OBITUARIES

1941

Thursday, January 2, 1941

Lawrence LOLMAUGH, 46, of North Walnut street, Argos, passed away, 4:20 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Passavant hospital, Chicago, from uremic poisoning. Mr. Lolomaugh underwent an operation several weeks ago and his condition gradually became worse. He had been a resident of the Argos community throughout his entire life.
Lawrence, son of David and Lura LOLMAUGH, was born October 12th, 1894, on a farm near Argos. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage with Dollie CANTARELL. Mr. Lolomaugh followed the occupation of a mason. He was a member of the I.W.L.A. of Argos, the Masonic lodge, Michigan; and Chester, of Michigan; [sic] and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie SAVIDGE of South Bend; Mrs. Lucy STYLES, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Carrie EAGLEBARGER, of Argos.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Paul [LOLMAUGH], of Plymouth; a daughter, Esther Belle LOLMAUGH, of Chicago; a stepson, Cecil CANTARELL, of Argos; and four brothers, Emanuel [LOLMAUGH] of Wisconsin; David [LOLMAUGH], of Chicago; Louis [LOLMAUGH], of Michigan; and Chester [LOLMAUGH], of Michigan.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Christian church, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Friends in this city have received word from Ira RUNNELLS, Huntington Woods, Mich., telling of the death of his father, the late Alvin RUNNELLS, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maggie ROBINSON, Marcellus, Mich., on December 17, 1940. The deceased was born near Argos, March 18, 1859, and was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Oliver RUNNELLS. He lived on farms in Fulton and Marshall counties for many years. Survivors are a son and six daughters. Funeral services and burial were at Rochester, Mich.

Friday, January 3, 1941

John W. HENDRICKS, aged 67, died at his home, 296 Race street, at 4:45 o'clock Thursday afternoon after an illness of one year due to complications. His condition had been serious for the past ten days.
The deceased had lived in Fulton county all his life. He was born February 21, 1873. His parents were William and Mary E. (WHITE) HENDRICKS. He was married to Blanche HUPP at North Manchester on March 3, 1903.
Mr. Hendricks was employed by the PROGRESS WHOLESALE GROCERY COMPANY for 28 years during which time the company was owned by the late J. P. MICHAEL and L. M. BRACKETT. For the past 19 years he was employed by Harry NORRIS at his filling station in Rochester. Mr. Hendricks had been a member of the Rochester Knights of Pythias lodge for 38 years.
Survivors are the wife, a brother, Charles HENDRICKS, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Clara GOFF, Mishawaka; a foster daughter, Mrs. Garnet SNYDER; four grandchildren, ten nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Hendricks home with Rev. George R. CRANE officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will be moved from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home late Friday afternoon to the Hendricks home where friends may pay their respects.

Saturday, January 4, 1941

Levi SNOWBERGER, aged 80, died suddenly of a heart attack on the back porch of his farm home one and one-half miles northeast of Macy at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon. Mr. Snowberger had been in ill health for the past two years but his death was entirely unexpected.
Mr. Snowberger was born July 29, 1860, and had resided in the Macy community for sixty years. His wife who was Alfretta McCALEB, died nine years ago. Mr. Snowberger was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are the daughter, Miss Garnet SNOWBERGER, Washington, D.C.; a brother in California and a number of nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton. The funeral arrangements are being held until after the arrival of the daughter from Washington, D. C.

Monday, January 6, 1941

James M. HUGHES, aged 84, former resident of Argos, died at his home, 207 East Laporte street, Plymouth, at 10:15 o'clock Sunday morning. His death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered thirty months ago.
Mr. Hughes was born in Allen county, Ohio, May 16, 1856. His parents were John and Elizabeth [BUSSERT] HUGHES. In a ceremony performed February 7, 1878, at Lima, Ohio, he was married to Caroline EHERENMAN.
Mr. Hughes was a farmer and followed that occupation for many years. He lived near Argos from 1895 to 1925 at which time he moved to Plymouth to reside. The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church at Plymouth.
Survivors are the wife, three sons, Glen HUGHES, South Bend; Walter HUGHES, Bremen, and Milo HUGHES, Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Sadie GROSSMAN, Argos, and Mrs. Sylvia KNOBLOCK, South Bend; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-granchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren church in Plymouth at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. J. ZICKAFOOSE officiating. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The body was taken from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos to the Hughes home in Plymouth late Monday afternoon where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Tuesday, January 7, 1941

Word has been received in Kewanna of the death of John BULGER which occurred at his home in Washington, Ind. He was the father of Rev. Henry BULGER, former pastor of the Kewanna Baptist church and while his son was a resident of Kewanna, he lived with him. Funeral services were held in Washington Sunday.

Walter FENSTERMACHER, aged 30, teacher and basketball coach of the Mentone high school, died suddenly at his home in Mentone at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning from an embolism.
The embolism resulted from a carbuncle on the back of Fenstermacher's neck. The carbuncle started Friday night while Fenstermacher was in charge of his team during a baskteball game which was played in the high school gymnasium at Mentone.
Mr. Fenstermacher was a life resident of the Mentone community. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. John FENSTERMACHER. His wife was Ilene MOLLENHOUR of Mentone. Fenstermacher was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic lodge and the Lions club of Mentone.
Mr. Fenstermacher graduated from the high school at Mentone where he was a star athlete. He studied in Purdue university for one year and graduated from Manchester college where he was a member of the football, basketball and track teams.
Mr. Fenstermacher had coached at Mentone for four years during which time his teams won the sectional championship on two occasions.
Surviving are the widow, daughter, Cara Lynne [FENSTERMACHER], aged 2, two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be held from the Mentone Methodist church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. E. E. DeWITT of Logansport, a former pastor, in charge assisted by Rev. C. C. COLLINS, the present pastor. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.
The body will be moved from the John's Funeral Home in Mentone to the Fenstermacher home at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the Mentone Methodist church from 12:45 p.m. Thursday until the hour of the last rites.

Wednesday, January 8, 1941

Indianapolis, Jan. 8. - The Rev. Alonzo A. DUNLAVY, 71-year-old retired Methodist minister, of Otterbein, died yesterday in the Methodist hospital after a three years' illness.
A native of Putnam county, the Rev. Mr. Dunlavy had served 38 years in the Northwest Indiana conference of the Methodist church. He retired several years ago after having held pastorates at the old Flackville church here and at Argos, Hillsboro, Monon, Otterbein and several other Indiana communities.
The Rev. Mr. Dunlavy had lived at Otterbein since his retirement. He had attended ministerial school at Evanston, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon at Otterbein. Burial will be at Greencastle.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Amanda DUNLAVY; three brothers, William O. DUNLAVY of Indianapolis, John DUNLAVY of Greencastle, and Omer DUNLAVY of Fillmore, and two daughters, Miss Pauline DUNLAVY, a Chicago librarian, and Miss Catherine DUNLAVY, a teacher in the Mishawaka schools.

Friday, January 10, 1941

Mr. and Mrs. Leo BEEHLER received word yesterday of the sudden death of Amos BOVIE which occurred at Gary. The deceased is the father of Charmaine BOVIE who is making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Beehler. Miss Bovie and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Beehler and daughter, Mayzanna [BEEHLER], left last night for Gary.

Cecil COULTER, aged 31, Richland township farmer, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 11 o'clock Thursday morning from a coronary embolism which he suffered eleven days ago.
He was born near Miami, Ind., April 18, 1909. His parents were James and Della COULTER. The deceased was both a tenant farmer and a day laborer.
Survivors are a son, Robert COULTER, Rochester; five brothers, Noah [COULTER], Frankfort; Charles [COULTER] and Jeff [COULTER], Sturgis, Mich.; Lester [COULTER], Pittsburgh, Penn., and Herbert [COULTER] of Chicago; three half brothers, Joseph COULTER, Peru; Grover [COULTER], Kokomo; and John [COULTER] of Connersville; and two half sisters, Mrs. John SMITH of Peru, and Mrs. Irvin BARKER of Rochester.
The last rites will be held from the Foster Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. John CALL, pastor of the Church of God, officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Citizen's cemetery.

Andrew A. EDWARDS, aged 89, died at his farm home one mile northeast of Argos at 7 o'clock Thursday evening from complications following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered three years ago.
The deceased was born in Wabash, Ind., March 15, 1851. He moved to the Argos vicinity when he was a small boy with his parents, William and Hannah EDWARDS, where he continued to reside for the remainder of his life. He followed the occupation of a farmer.
In a ceremony performed March 9 1876, at Twin Lakes, he was married to Alice FREECE. Mr. Edwards was a member of the Methodist church of Argos.
Survivors are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Bertha BAIR of Wabash and Mrs. Elsie HOOKER of Argos, and a son, Ernest EDWARDS, at home. A son, Harvey EDWARDS, died several years ago.
The last rites will be held from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. R. W. KNIGHT, pastor of the Argos Methodist church in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The body will lie in state at the Grossman Funeral Home where friends may call.

Monday, January 13, 1941

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth BEATTIE, aged 72, wife of Wilbur (Web) BEATTIE, died suddenly at 9 o'clock Saturday night at her farm home two and a half miles northeast of this city on Road 25 after she had suffered a heart attack. The death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county. She was born on a farm in Liberty township, April 30, 1868. Her parents were Sebastian and Elizabeth (ROUCH) GOSS.
In a ceremony which was performed at Grass Creek on March 27, 1887, the deceased was married to Web Beattie. Mrs. Beattie was a member of the Trinity Evangelical church of this city.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Harry [BEATTIE] of Arcadia, and Don [BEATTIE], at home; three daughters, Mrs. Paul TURNER of Detroit; Mrs. Shirley BLAKE of South Bend; and Mrs. Gerry APT of Rochester; two brothers, William [GOSS], of Florida, and Alfred [GOSS], of Columbia City; and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Rochester Evangelical church with Rev. LONG officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is at the residence where friends may call.

Mrs. Susan MUSSELMAN, 81, passed away at 6:30 o'clock Monday morning at her home two and a half miles north of Twelve Mile. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage following a week's illness. Mrs. Musselman had resided in the vicinity of Twelve Mile for over 60 years and had a host of friends in that locality.
The deceased who was a daughter of Jacob and Catherine WHITMYRE was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, on September 19th, 1859. She was united in marriage with James L. MUSSELMAN, on October 10th, 1878.
The survivors are four sons, Elmer [MUSSELMAN], at home; John [MUSSELMAN], Jeff [MUSSELMAN] and Henry [MUSSELMAN], all of Twelve Mile; 16 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a brother, Joseph WHITMYRE, of Pontiac, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Twelve Mile United Brethren church. Interment will be made in the Chili cemetery.

Mrs. George BUSHEE of Macy has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, James A. EUBANK, which occurred at his home in Letts, Ind., on January 8. The funeral services were held Friday at Letts. Mr. Eubank was well known in the Macy community.

James Harlan BURNS, aged 85, retired farmer, died at his home, 1109 Elm street, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon after an illness of one week due to influenza.
He was born June 19, 1855 near Akron, Ind. His parents were James and Elizabeth BURNS. His wife who was Margaret L. BURNS and whom he married sixty years ago, died two years ago. Mr. Burns had lived in Rochester for thirteen years, moving here from Montana.
The only immediate survivor is a daughter, Mrs. F. F. SHETTERLY of Corning, N. Y. The last rites will be conducted from the Foster funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. John CALL, pastor of the Rochester Church of God officiating. Burial will be made in the Nickels cemetery.
The remains are at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Friends in this city received word Saturday of the tragic death of John (Jack) WINNER, aged 30, which occurred at his home in Fowler Saturday morning. He was burned to death when he attempted to start a fire with kerosene. The Winner home was consumed by the flames. The Winner family lived in Rochester for one year when he was employed as a mineral salesman in Fulton county. The family moved from Rochester to Fowler four years ago. Mr. Winner had often visited friends in this city.

Tuesday, January 14, 1941

Mentone, Ind., Jan. 14. - W. Wade WHETSTONE, Jr., life-long Mentone resident and secretary-treasurer of the Mentone fire department, died Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home in Mentone of a pulmonary hemorrhage following pneumonia, after an illness of two weeks.
He was born in Mentone April 6, 1916, the son of W. W. and Myrtle McCREA WHETSTONE. On March 2, 1940, he was united in marriage to Lucille STUTZMAN, of Etna Green, at Converse, Ind. She was employed in the Modernistic Beauty Shoppe in Rochester for several years. Since his graduation from the Mentone high school in 1934 he had been employed as paint and body man at the Smith brothers' garage in Mentone. He was a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving besides the widow are the father and mother; two brothers, Robert Joe [WHETSTONE] and James M. WHETSTONE, Mentone; grandmother, Mrs. Julia WHETSTONE, Mentone; and numerous other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Mentone Methodist church, Rev. C. C. COLLINS officiating. Johns funeral home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Emma LOWMAN MORROW, 86, passed away at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harley RHEIMENSCHNEIDER, two miles south of Fulton. Death resulted from complications. Mrs. Morrow had been in ill health for the past two years.
Emma, daughter of Ephriam and Mary Ann LOWMAN was born in Bethlehem township, Cass county, Indiana, on December 7th, 1843. On December 12th, 1872, she was united in marriage with George MORROW. Mr. Morrow passed away several years ago.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Harley RHEIMENSCHNEIDER; a nephew, Dick COSTELLO, of Logansport; and a niece, Mrs. Minnie JACKSON, of Philadelphia.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Fletcher's Lake cemetery.

Thursday, January 16, 1941

James O'BLENIS, aged 81, for many years a resident of Rochester, died at 1 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of his son, Daniel O'BLENIS, 708 North Allen street, South Bend. He had been in ill health for several years but death was due to pulmonary congestion which followed an attack of influenza suffered two weeks ago.
The deceased was born November 16, 1859 in Rochester. His parents, Isaac H. and Christina O'BLENIS, were pioneer residents of Rochester and operated the ERIE HOTEL when the Chicago and Erie railroad was built through Rochester.
James O'Blenis for many years resided on East Tenth street. He was employed as a blacksmith at the Rochester bridge factory and later was the night watchman at the plant. His wife, Lucinda E. O'BLENIS, died January 19, 1935.
The only immediate survivor is the son, Daniel O'BLENIS. A daughter, Veeta O'BLENIS, died December 11, 1911.
The body has been brought to the Val Zimmerman funeral apartment where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites, 1:30 Saturday. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will officiate. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Peru, Ind., Jan 16. - Jacob P. FENIMORE, 83, retired Miami county dairyman, passed away at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Dukes Memorial hospital following a two weeks' illness with euremic poisoning. He had made his home with his son, Homer [FENIMORE], of this city.
Mr. Fenimore was born on July 22, 1857 in Ross county, Ohio.
Surviving besides the wife, Louise [FENIMORE], are four sons, Roy FENIMORE of California; Edgar [FENIMORE] of Culver; Forest [FENIMORE] of North Judson and Homer [FENIMORE], of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Tom BUTTS of Rochester; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Drake funeral home with Rev. S. M. WHETSTONE in charge. Burial is to be made in Mt. Hope. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends are invited to call.

Saturday, January 18, 1941

Private funeral services were held in Huntington Friday afternoon for Albert Edward COLLINS, 78, former resident of this city. The services which were held at the home of the deceased's son, Corning C. COLLINS, were in charge of Rev. D. R. HUTCHINSON. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Huntington.
Mr. Collins passed away Thursday afternoon, following an illness of smallpox.
Mr. Collins left Rochester some time ago following the death of his wife, Mrs. Belle (THALMAN) COLLINS. While a resident of Rochester Mr. Collins resided at the corner of Ninth and Madison streets for a number of years. He was born October 13th, 1862, in Wolcott, Vermont. Mr. Collins served on the Chicago & Erie railroad as an engineer for over 40 years. He was retired a few years ago while still residing in this city.
The survivors are the son, at whose home he died, and one grandson, James COLLINS.

William B. ZELLER, 78, well-known farmer, residing five miles southeast of Rochester, passed away at his home Friday evening, January 17th, at 9 o'clock. His death resulted from complications following an illness of several months' duration. His condition was extremely grave for the past three weeks.
Mr. Zeller, who prior to his entering the farming vocation a number of years ago, was engaged in the general insurance business in Rochester for a period of twenty-five years, had a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.
William Bright [ZELLER], son of William Bright and Christina (FOSTER) ZELLER, was born in Starke county, Indiana, on June 11th, 1862. He had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity for nearly three score years. On October 27th, 1886, he was united in marriage with Lula D. McQUERN. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Robert ZELLER, both of near Rochester; three grandchildren, Lester [ZELLER], Bobby [ZELLER] and Jimmy ZELLER; two nieces, a nephew and several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL will officiate. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, January 20, 1941

James LAMBKE, 18, of Fort Wayne died in the Kelly hospital in Argos at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon from injuries which he received in an auto accident six miles northeast of Argos at 8 o'clock Saturday night. Death was caused by a crushed chest and other internal injuries.
Lambke was driving his 1938 Ford coupe enroute west. He was accompanied by Albert STUTE, 18, also of Fort Wayne. Lambke was unfamiliar with the road and when he came unexpectedly to a Michigan road jog a half mile east of Road 31 the young man applied the brakes on his car.
The road was slippery and Lambke's auto turned over into the ditch. Passing motorists extricated the two young men and took them to the hospital in Argos. Stute was found to have suffered only minor injuries which included a rib fracture. He was dismissed from the hospital after his hurts had been given medical attention.
Little could be learned about Mr. Lambke at Argos. He was a life resident of Fort Wayne and was born there July 9, 1922. He is survived by his parents, five brothers and sisters.
The body was prepared for burial at the Umbaugh Mortuary in Argos and was taken to the Lambke home in Fort Wayne today. Last rites will be held from the Lambke home Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Margaret BAUGHER, 60, who resides three miles northwest of Argos, passed away Saturday evening at 4:20 o'clock at the Kelly hospital in Argos. Death resulted from complications following an illness of four weeks' duration. Mrs. Baugher had been a resident of the Argos community for the past twenty years, moving here from Wisconsin.
Margaret [FREDENALL], daughter of George and Arvilla FREDENALL, was born April 1st, 1881, in Wisconsin. On April 16th, 1908, she was united in marriage with George BAUGHER in a ceremony solemnized in Wisconsin.
The survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Arvilla FISH, of Wisconsin; a son, George [BAUGHER], of Port Huron, Mich.; four brothers, Stephen [FREDENALL], of Minneapolis; Douglass [FREDENALL], of Iowa; Donald [FREDENALL], of Missouri; Aaron [FREDENALL], of Michigan; and a sister, Mrs. Georgia McCOY, of Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, in Argos. Rev. Roy KNIGHT, of Argos, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Monday, January 21, 1980

Mrs. Violet BARTLEY, 63, R.R. 2, Pierceton, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at her residence.
Mrs. Bartley was born Nov. 8, 1916 in Akron to Pete and Lulu WIDEMAN RILEY. She had lived in Pierceton for two years. She was married in 1973 to Robert BARTLEY, who survives.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara STOKES, San Jose, Cal.; two grandchildren, and the mother, of Akron.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Robert RITTER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call anytime.

Miss Julia Madge HERRELL, aged 11, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HERRELL, seven miles west of Rochester at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to influenza. She was stricken January 11.
The deceased was a life resident of the Burton community. She was born March 29, 1929. She was a student in the Burton school and a regular attendant of the Burton church Sabbath school. Miss Herrell was active in 4-H club work.
Survivors are the parents, two sisters, Mrs. Esther BOWERS, who lives on a farm west of Rochester, and Irene HERRELL, at home; four brothers, Private Raymond HERRELL, Ft. Knox, Ky.; Edgar HERRELL of near Leiters Ford; Lloyd [HERRELLL], Jr., and Kenneth Franklin [HERRELL], at home; the grandmother, Mrs. Cynthia HURTT, Kokomo, two nephews and a niece.
The last rites will be held from the Burton church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. The body will be taken to the Herrell home from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning.

William CRIPE, aged 77, died at his home in Tippecanoe at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of six months due to complications.
The deceased was born in Rochester February 6, 1863, but had lived in the Tippecanoe community for fifty years where he was a farmer. On August 10, 1890, Mr. Cripe who was a member of the Pentecost church at Bourbon, was married to Ameta HOOVER.
Survivors are the wife, daughter, Mrs. Edna RITTER, Bourbon; a son, Raymond C. CRIPE, Mishawaka; a brother, Fred CRIPE, Peru, and a half-brother, Charles PILLSBURY, Pittsburgh, Penn.
The last rites will be conducted from the Pentecost church in Bourbon at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Roy HOOLEY of Bourbon officiating assisted by Rev. Walter MANGEN of Plymouth and Rev. Charles TAYLOR of South Bend. Burial will be made in the Tiptown Cemetery at Tippecanoe.
The body will be moved from the Umbaugh Funeral Hone in Argos to the Cripe home in Tippecanoe Wednesday afternoon where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Laura LAKE, 80, former resident of the Argos community, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Monday evening at the Morris hospital in Plymouth. Death resulted from heart trouble, following a week's illness.
Mrs. Lake was born in Green township, Marshall county, on August 26th, 1860. She was the daughter of Amos and Mary PRICE. Her husband, Jasper LAKE, to whom she was married on November 2, 1879, preceded her in death on June 22nd, 1827. Mrs. Lake was a member of the Argos Church of God. Following the death of her husband she made her home with her children until she was removed to the Morris hospital.
The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Nora HELSEL, of Plymouth; Mrs. Clara STULTZ, of Argos; Mrs. Orla ZERBE, of Hanna; Mrs. Olive KLINE, of Culver; four sons, Orvan [LAKE], of Argos; William [LAKE], of near Plymouth; Arnold [LAKE] and Melburn [LAKE], of Argos; a brother, Ora PRICE of Argos, and a sister, Mrs. Rose IRWIN, also of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Poplar Grove church, five miles southwest of Argos; Rev. AUSTIN of South Bend and Rev. KIME of Plymouth will officiate. Interment will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Dr. Thomas C. ELEY, aged 42, well known physician and surgeon of Plymouth died suddenly at his home in Plymouth last night at 9 o'clock from a heart attack. Dr. Eley was well known in Rochester. He is survived by his wife, two children and his parents. His father is also a doctor.

Wednesday, January 22, 1941

Rochester relatives late Tuesday afternoon, were apprised of the sudden death of Ernest P. McINTYRE, which occurred at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home in LaHabra, California. His death was attributed to heart trouble. Prior to this fatal attack, however, Mr. McIntyre was apparently enjoying the best of health. His mother, Mrs. Effie McINTYRE, of this city was visiting at her son's home in LaHabra, California at the time of his demise.
For the past 16 years Mr. McIntyre was an office employee of the Union Oil Co., of California. Before moving to the west he resided in Hammond, Ind. for a number of years, where he was manager of an express office.
Ernest P., son of Daniel and Effie McINTYRE was born in Rochester, Ind., on December 16th, 1891. He was a graduate of the Rochester high school and attended the Rochester college. For a few years after the completion of his studies he was employed by the Wells Fargo Express Co. in this city, and about 25 years ago left here to accept a position in Hammond. Mr. McIntyre was a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Shrine.
The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth McINTYRE; his mother, Mrs. Effie McINTYRE, of this city; two sisters, Miss Millicent McINTYRE, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. H. Gordon MILLER, of this city and a brother Jess D. McINTYRE, also of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the McIntyre home, in LaHabra, Calif., at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made at Whittier, California.

Mrs. William McINTYRE, aged 82, died Tuesday morning at the home of her son, Harold McINTYRE southwest of Akron where she had been living this winter. Death was due to complications and followed an illness dating since November. The home of the deceased is located two and a half miles west of Akron.
Nancy Margaret WHITE was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter WHITE. She was born near Rochester and spent her entire lifetime in the Rochester, Athens and Akron communities. Mrs. McIntyre was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lulu RITTER of Tippecanoe and Mrs. Emmaline LEHMAN of Mentone; a son, Harold McINTYRE; three brothers, George [WHITE] and Frank WHITE of Akron and John WHITE of Elkhart; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be conducted from the United Brethren church in Athens at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Floyd HARDY officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Otto MILLER received word Tuesday evening of the death of his father-in-law, Lewis MORK, which occurred at his home in Granite Falls, Minn., that afternoon. Mrs. Miller had been at her father's bedside for the past three weeks. Mr. Mork had many friends in Rochester which he made when he visited his daughter, Mrs. Miller, and his son, Ora MORK, when he was a resident of this city.

Thursday, January 23, 1941

Mrs. Sarah LEADER, who resides three miles southwest of Akron, passed away at one o'clock Thursday morning. Death was attributed to pneumonia following an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Leader has been a resident of Henry township.
Sarah [MORRISON], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MORRISON, was born in Warren county, Indiana, on January 1st, 1881. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
The survivors are her husband, Charles LEADER; a daughter by a former marriage, who resides at Veedersburg, Ind.; a brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon, at 12:30 o'clock, with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment will be made at Wolcott, Ind.

Cyrus PEABODY, 81, passed away Wednesday afternoon at his home in Argos, Ind. Mr. Peabody had been in ill health for the past four years and his death was attributed to heart trouble.
Mr. Peabody was born in Champaign, Ill., on October 19th, 1859. He had been a resident of Argos for 44 years where he was engaged in the jewelry business. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Hiram PEABODY.
The survivors are two sons, Guy [PEABODY] and Clifford [PEABODY], of Argos; three daughters, Mrs. Etta MAST, of Elkhart; Mrs. Alma LYNCH, of Lafayette; Mrs. COLLENGSHEAD, of South Bend, and a brother, Loren [PEABODY], of Springfield, Mo.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Umbaugh Funeral home. Rev. Roy KNIGHT will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Friday, January 24, 1941

Culver, Ind., Jan. 24. - Rev. Samuel Israel ZECHIEL, 73, died at his home in Culver at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon following an illness of over a year and a half. For the past eight months he had been confined to his bed.
Rev. Zechiel was born three miles southwest of Culver, the son of the late Jacob and Frederica WOLFERT ZECHIEL, and had lived most of his life in the community, leaving to serve in various pastorates.
He taught in the Marshall county school for two years before going to Valparaiso College and later to the Naperville, Ill., ministerial school. He entered the ministry of the Methodist church in 1893 and had been active until his retirement in 1936 when he came back to Culver to make his home.
After his retirement he served as supply minister for the Twin Lakes and Richland Center churches until his illness confined him to his bed. He was a member of the Northern Indiana Methodist conference.
Surviving are his wife, the former Anna L. NORRIS; a son and daughter-in-law, A. Noris and Mary Etta CLEARWATER ZECHIEL and two grandsons, Leon [ZECHIEL] and John Norman ZECHIEL, all of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, George ZECHIEL of Culver, Rev. S. E. ZECHIEL of Apple Creek, Ohio, and Rev. D. E. ZECHIEL of the Haven Hubbard Home at New Carlisle; and a sister, Mrs. Mae McCURTAIN of South Bend.
Funeral rites will be conducted in the Methodist church at Culver on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.

Friends may call at the Zechiel home, 303 S. Main, at any time. The Easterday funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Simon Peter SOWERS, aged 76, life resident of Henry township and a retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Russell BURCH, in Akron at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Death followed an illness of a year due to carinoma and paralysis.
Born in Henry township on May 17, 1864 he was the son of John and Catherine SOWERS. On June 28, 1855 he was married to Emma ZARTMAN who survives. He was a member of the Akron Odd Fellows lodge.
Surviving besides the wife are three sons, Roscoe [SOWERS], Harry [SOWERS] and Lester [SOWERS], all of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Earl HOOVER, Rochester, and Mrs. BURCH; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be conducted from the Church of God on South Central street in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
The body will be taken to the Burch home Saturday afternoon from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Rochester friends have received word of the death of Harry A. KAHN, 73, which occurred in Hollywood, Fla., Wednesday, January 22nd. Mr. Kahn, who is president of the National Furniture company of Indianapolis, was the husband of a former Rochester lady, Carrie MICHAELS. Mrs. Kahn preceded her husband in death several years ago.
Funeral serviced for Mr. Kahn were held in Indianapolis today and interment was made in the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation cemetery.

Monday, January 27, 1941

Funeral services for Naaman NOFTSGER, aged 89, who died at the home of his son-in-law, Una TUCKER, 1409 College avenue, Saturday afternoon, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Omega church, southeast of Athens.
The services were in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron. Mr. Noftsger's death was due to pneumonia and complications incident to old age. He had been ill for ten days.
Mr. Noftsger farmed for a half century eight miles east of this city in the neighborhood of Athens. His wife, the former Nancy BIGGS, died in 1926. He was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, but had lived in this community since he was 7 years of age, residing in this city for the past 13 years.
Survivors are a half sister, Minerva FREE, Fort Wayne; a foster daughter, Mrs. Blanche SMITH, Elkhart; the son-in-law, Una TUCKER, and several nieces and nephews.

John Wesley EASH, 76, well known farmer, passed away 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning, at his home on Route 4, southwest of this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of two years. Several years ago Mr. Eash resided in Rochester where he was employed by the Rochester Steam Laundry.
John Wesley, son of Jonas and Sophia EASH was born December 7th, 1864, in Jennings county, Indiana, and came to Rochester with his parents when but six years of age. In a ceremony solemnized at Rochester he was united in marriage with Theressa ANDERSON, on September 2nd, 1891. Mr. Eash followed the occupation of farming throughout the major portion of his life. He was a member of the Christian church, of this city.
The survivors are his wife, a son, Leo EASH, of near Rochester; a brother, Michael EASH, of near Rochester, and four nephews and three nieces.
Funeral services will be held at the Eash home, Tuesday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, of Akron will officiate. The body will lie in state at the Eash home where friends may call.

Mrs. Mabel J. DUBOIS, aged 48, Fulton county recorder and a prominent resident of Rochester, died at her home, 931 Franklin avenue, at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. Death followed an illness of several months due to complications.
The deceased was a life resident of this city. She was born in Rochester January 13, 1893, the daughter of Benjamin F. and Linda FRETZ. She was the widow of Howard DUBOIS, former Rochester postmaster and Republican county chairman for many years.
Mrs. Dubois graduated from the Rochester high school and took a commercial course at the Rochester college. Prior to her marriage, she was employed in various offices at the court house and in the abstracting firm of her father.
In 1935 Mrs. Dubois was elected recorder of Fulton county on the Republican ticket and was re-elected for another four-year term last November. She was an active member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are four children, Robert [DUBOIS], Benjamin [DUBOIS], Thomas [DUBOIS] and Dorothy [DUBOIS], all of Rochester, and her father and step-mother, both of this city.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Christian church with Rev. Harry MOUNT in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body is at the home where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Elizabeth EVERSOLE, aged 76, for many years a resident of Tippecanoe, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank RITENOUR, near LaPaz.
Mrs. Eversole had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Esta LARGE, who resides on a farm near Tiosa.
The aged lady went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ritenour, shortly before Christmas to spend the holidays and while there was stricken with influenza which caused her death.
Mrs. Eversole was the widow of Hiram L. EVERSOLE. The body will be taken to the home of a son, Noah EVERSOLE, in Tippecanoe, Tuesday.
The last rites will be held from the Tippecanoe M.P. Church, Wednesday afternoon, with burial in the Tiptown cemetery.

January 28, 1941

Mrs. Frances Anna BAKER, aged 56, wife of Samuel BAKER farmer living two miles northeast of Fulton, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 10:15 o'clock Monday night from injuries which she received in an auto accident January 8th on Road 25, a mile north of Fulton.
Mrs. Baker was riding on the back end of a horse drawn wagon when the vehicle was struck by an auto driven by Joseph W. SNYDER, 30, of Leroy, Mich. Mr. Baker was driving and came out onto the state road from the lane leading to the farm of Pete COLEMAN.

The Bakers had had a hog butchered by Mr. Coleman and they were en route to their home when the accident occurred. Mrs. Baker was holding a lantern.
Mr. Snyder did not see the wagon until too late to avoid striking the vehicle a glancing blow. Mrs. Baker was thrown over the Snyder car and into the ditch at the side of the paved highway.
Mrs. Baker was brought to the Woodlawn hospital where it was found that both of her limbs were fractured and that she had suffered internal injuries. The internal injuries caused her death.
Mr. Baker was slightly cut and bruised in the accident. None of the occupants of the Snyder car which included the driver, his wife and baby daughter, were injured.
State Patrolman Clifford SNYDER and Deputy Sheriff Frank SUMMERS investigated the accident. The Michigan man's visibility was poor due to a heavy mist and the brakes of his car would not hold because the paved state road was slick.
Mrs. Baker was born in Cass county, December 12, 1884. Her parents were William and Anna MARSHALL. She was married to Mr. Baker on August 4, 1904 in a ceremony which was performed in Cass county.
The Bakers have lived near Fulton for the past three years moving there from a farm in Cass county. Mrs. Baker was a member of the United Brethren church at Fulton.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Edgar BAKER, Rochester, and Lyman BAKER, of South Bend; four brothers, Ollie [MARSHALL] and W. A. MARSHALL, of Logansport, Hugh MARSHALL, of Bunker Hill, and Richard MARSHALL, of Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth ULLREY of Walton and Mrs. Teressa GLIO of Benton Harbor, Mich., and two grandchildren, Lois Ann [BAKER] and Shelley BAKER.
The funeral services will be held lat 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon from the United Brethren church at Fulton with Rev. Stacey SHAW officiating.

Wednesday, January 29, 1941

Elmer E. ELEY, aged 75, prominent business man and owner of the Eley Saw Mill at Argos, died at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home, 226 North Michigan street, Argos. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of only a few days.
Mr. Eley was well known throughout northern Indiana because of his occupation. He had been engaged in the lumber business all of his life, first in Newcastle township, Fulton county and then at Lucerne for 25 years. He had operated a saw mill in Argos since 1913.
The deceased was born near Talma, August 2, 1865. In a ceremony performed at Talma, July 18, 1886, he was married to Alice MILLER. Mr. Eley was an active member of the Christian church at Argos. He also was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias lodges and the Lions Club at Argos.
Survivors are the wife: two daughters, Mrs. Cleo HILL, Indianapolis and Mrs. Millie TUCKER of Gary; two sons, Dean ELEY and O. M. (Merle) ELEY, both of Argos; brother, Charles ELEY, Argos; sister, Mrs. Florence BYBEE, Logansport; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Argos Christian church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Earnest TREBER, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The body has been taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where friends may call until 4 p.m. Thursday when the body will be returned to the Eley residence.

Thursday, January 30, 1941

Jacob W. REED, aged 65, retired farmer who for many years lived on a farm near Tiosa died at his home, 307 North Michigan street, Argos, at 3:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of a few days.
The deceased was born near Tiosa, May 13, 1875, and was the son of Emanuel and Eva REED. In a ceremony performed February 13, 1913, he was married to Mary TRIMBLE.
Mr. Reed was a farmer all of his life until five years ago when he moved to Argos to reside. At his retirement Mr. Reed was living on a farm near Tiosa. Mr. Reed was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are the wife, three daughters, Mrs. Margaret LaTURNER, Dunkirk; Miss Helen REED, Anderson, and Miss Anna Louise REED, at home; a son Richard REED, also at home; two brothers, Howard REED, Richland township farmer, and Lee REED, San Jose, Calif., and two grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Methodist church in Argos. Rev. Roy KNIGHT will be in charge and burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
The body will be returned to the Reed residence from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos Friday evening.

Ina Lou McLEAN, daughter of Mark and Jessie May McLEAN passed away at 11:15 o'clock Wednesday evening at the home of her parents, 1309 Elm street. Death resulted from influenza following an illness of nine weeks.
Ina Lou was born in Rochester on June 6th, 1940. The survivors are her parents, a twin sister Nina Sue [McLEAN], a sister Janicel [McLEAN], two brothers, Darrell [McLEAN] and Lawrence [McLEAN], and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William PICKENS.
Funeral services will be held at the McLean home Saturday afternoon, 2 o'clock. Rev. MOORE will be in charge of the services.

Culver, Ind., Jan. 30. - Mrs. Florence HAWK, 75, succumbed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Estella BEATTY, three miles south of Culver on state road No. 18, at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday following an illness of one week.
She was a lifelong resident of the community.
Surviving are two sons, Edward HAWK of Plymouth and Arnir HORNER of Knox; a brother, Edward KINZIE of South Bend, and ten grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mrs. Minerva M. DAWSON, aged 79, a resident of the Tippecanoe community for many years died at the Church of the Brethren Home at Mexico at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday evening. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of two years.
Mrs. Dawson was born in Columbia City, December 25, 1861. Her husband was James Monroe DAWSON and they lived on a farm near Tippecanoe. Mrs. Dawson was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
The only immediate survivors are four grandchildren. The husband and two daughters preceded Mrs. Dawson in death.
The last rites will be held from the Church of the Brethren southwest of Argos at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. C. CRIPE officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

The body will lie in state at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

Charles H. HALDEMAN, aged 26, who resided on a farm north of Akron, died in the Michigan university hospital at Ann Arbor, Mich. at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday night.
Death was due to complications following influenza. He had been in ill health for one year and was undergoing treatment at the Irene Byron Sanitorium at Fort Wayne until one month ago.
The deceased was a life resident of Akron where he was born December 28, 1915. His parents were Charles and Elma HALDEMAN. In a ceremony performed in Akron, August 7, 1937, he was married to Helen BEMENDERFER.
Prior to his illness, Mr. Haldeman was employed as a bookkeeper by the American Fork & Hoe Company at Akron. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Akron.
Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Polly [HALDEMAN], aged 18 months; the mother; and a sister, Mrs. Wilbur KERCHER, of Chicago.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, January 31, 1941

Funeral services for Charles H. HALDEMAN, aged 26, of Akron, who died in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday night will be held from the Methodist church in Akron at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate assisted by Rev. Julius PFEIFFER. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
Saturday, February 1, 1941

Twelve Akron young men drove to Ann Arbor, Mich., last Sunday where they donated blood for Charles HALDEMAN. Their efforts were unabailing as Haldeman died Wednesday. The Haldeman funeral services will be held Sunday at Akron. Those who donated blood were Tryon FERGUSON, John FRANKLE, Ted JONTZ, Chris THOMSEN, Lester EBER, Walter [LEININGER] and Cloyd LEININGER, Dr. HERRICK, Bob BABER, Ernie SMITH, Joe DAY and Bob TOMBAUGH.

James Albert SUTTON, 44, passed away at 11 o'clock, Friday night in the state hospital, Logansport. His death was attributed to paralysis. He had been ill for four months. For the past three years Mr. Sutton had been a resident of Idaville, moving to that town from Fulton.
Mr. Sutton was born March 6th, 1896, in Pulaski county. His parents were Arthur and Alice SUTTON. During his residency in Liberty township he followed the occupation of farming.
The survivors are two aunts, Mrs. H. H. SNYDER, of Logansport; Mrs. Albert JACKSON, of near Fulton, and an uncle, Jeff SUTTON, of Fletcher's Lake.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will be in charge of the rites and burial will be made in the Sutton cemetery in Pulaski county. The body will lie in state at the Ditmire chapel until the hour of the funeral.

Lewis Bennett BOGGS, aged 86, died at his farm home five miles north of Argos on Road 31 at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of eleven days.

The deceased was a life resident of the Argos community. He was born there April 1, 1854. His parents were Lewis and Sarah BOGGS. Mr. Boggs had always followed the occupation of farming.
Mr. Boggs was twice married, his first wife was Zenda Jane HITE, whom he married October 18, 1877. His second wife was Anna M. FATZINGER.
Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Mertie STAFFER and Mrs. Meta COX, both of Argos; two sons, Vern BOGGS, Plymouth, and Elton BOGGS of South Bend; Step-daughter, Bernice MENZER, at home; brother, Joe BOGGS, Inwood; sister, Mrs. Jay GUNDER, Plymouth; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Monday, February 3, 1941

Miriam Catherine ENSMINGER passed away Sunday evening, 7:45 o'clock, at her home, 1021 South Pontiac street, this city. Her death was attributed to complications which followed an attack of influenza, suffered three weeks ago. Miss Ensminger had a host of friends throughout this community and in Indianapolis where she was employed for some time.
Miriam Catherine, daughter of Clyde and Mina (LEVI) ENSMINGER, was born December 28th, 1910, at the Ensminger home on South Pontiac street. Miss Ensminger graduated from the Rochester high school in the class of 1929. Following her graduation here she entered Miami university, Ohio, and graduated from that university a few years later.
Upon the completion of her college course, Miss Ensminger accepted a secretarial position in the office of Dr. KETTEBOROUGH of the Indiana legislative bureau of Indianapolis. While in Indianapolis, Miriam suffered a breakdown of her health and she returned to her home in this city, where she slowly improved. During this recuperation period, Miss Ensminger was engaged in writing magazine articles and other literary work in which she often attained noteworthy recognition. Miss Ensminger was a member of the Tri Kappa chapter of this city.
The survivors are her parents; a sister, Mrs. Yetta ESSIG; her grandmother, Mrs. Bertha LEVI, all of Rochester, and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon at the residence. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Claude KAMP, aged 45, a former resident of Argos, died in a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday evening. Death was due to a kidney infection.
Mr. Kamp who was a telegraph operator and an employee of the Western Union Telegraph company resided at 11901 Ablewhite avenue, Cleveland.
The deceased was born in Argos, January 18, 1896. His parents were Albert and Rose KAMP and his wife was Mrs. Gladys ROSE. Mr. Kamp was a member of the Masonic lodge.
Survivors are the wife, son, Leonard Lee [KAMP], at home; stepson, Sherwood ROSE, also at home; and three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle BEIGH, Bourbon; Mrs. Vera ROWLAND, Argos, and Mrs. Edith SMITH of Logansport.
The last rites will be held from the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Delore DESSIN, aged 53, World War veteran, died at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Miller CORELL in Akron where he lived. Death was due to a coronary embolism, Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, stated.
Mr. Dessin who was a laborer made his home with the Corell family. He had complained of pains in the region of his heart for several days and had been under a doctor's care for a heart ailment.
The pain became so severe this morning that Mr. Dessin did not go to work. He was talking with Mrs. Corell when he was stricken.
Mr. Dessin was born in Minnesota but had lived in Akron for a number of years. He served overseas during the World War and was a member of the Akron American Legion post.
He was never married and the only immediate survivor is a brother who resides in Wisconsin. Until his arrival no funeral arrangements will be made.
The body of Mr. Dessin has been moved to the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron.

Tuesday, February 4, 1941

Funeral services for Delore DESSIN, aged 53, who died suddenly at Akron Monday morning from a coronary embolism will be held from the Moyer funeral home in Akron at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. William CORRELL of Peru will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery, west of Akron. Mr. Dessin was an overseas veteran of the World War.

Frank M. PRESSNALL, aged 74, for many years the assistant cashier of the Akron Exchange State bank at Akron died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul FAIRCHILD, Winchester, Ind., at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness which started in March, 1940.
The deceased was born on a farm at the west edge of Akron, March 11, 1866. His parents were Henry and Mary (DILLON) PRESSNALL. In a ceremony performed July 16, 1891, he was married to the late Emma HALDEMAN.
Mr. Pressnall in early life was a telegraph operator at the Erie railroad station in Akron. When he was thirty-five years of age he became the assistant cashier of the Akron Exchange State bank of Akron retiring on his seventieth birthday since which time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Fairchild, at Winchester.
Mr. Pressnall was a member of the Methodist church and the Knights of Pythias lodge at Akron.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. FAIRCHILD; a son, Earl PRESSNALL, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Alvin KUHN, Akron, and four grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Akron at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Julius PFEIFFER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
The body will lie in state in the home of Mrs. W. R. PRESSNALL, Akron, a sister-in-law, from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of the last rites where friends may call.

Chris HUPPERT, aged 66, North Mishawaka street, Akron, died suddenly at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning from a heart attack which he suffered while shredding fodder on the farm of Dewey MERLEY, east of Akron.
Huppert was working with Ralph DAY of Akron. Huppert was standing on a wagon when Day saw him slump onto the fodder.

Day climbed on the wagon but found that Huppert had died. Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, was called and held that death was due to a heart attack. Hpppert had been under a doctor's care for a heart ailment.
Mr. Huppert was widely known in the Akron community. For many years he had been a tank wagon driver for the Farm Bureau Oil Company and other oil companies.
Mr. Huppert was born in Woodford county, Illinois. His parents were William and Mary HUPPERT. In a ceremony performed at Francesville he was married to Grace OWINGS. Mr. Huppert was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors are the wife; three sons, William [HUPPERT] and Harry HUPPERT of Akron and Stanley HUPPERT, of Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. James RILEY, Tyner; and three grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements will not be completed until the arrival of the son from Cleveland, Ohio.

Wednesday, February 5, 1941

Funeral services for the late Chris HUPPERT, 66, who died from a heart attack yesterday while working on the farm of Dewey MERLEY east of Akron, will be held from the Methodist church in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Rev. Julius PFEIFFER, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery.

Doine R. BARNHISEL, 68, Rt. 1, Roann, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor East Nursing Home in Wabash. He had been ill for six months.
He was born May 2, 1913 in Perry Township of Miami County to Jesse and Blanche SEIDNER BARNHISEL and spent his lifetime in that area. He married Clara POWELL on May 20, 1933; she survives. He was a farmer and a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Richard [BARNHISEL], Lexington, Ky.; and Dennis [BARNHISEL], Rt. 1, Roann; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Roberta) STRUCK, Rt. 1, Roann; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Carl (Mary Alice) FORST, Rt. 1, Roann.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Noel REED officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte Cemetery near the family home. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Thursday, February 6, 1941

Mrs. Emily RHODES, 82, a former resident of Kewanna died Tuesday in Corvallis, Ore., friends in Kewanna have been advised. Survivors are a son, Harvey RHODES, Logansport; a daughter, Mrs. Hattie THORNTON, Corvallis; a brother, Elwood COPELAND, Monterey, and two grandchildren. Funeral rites and burial were at Corvallis this afternoon.

Mrs. Jeanette BRAMAN, aged 86, died at the home of her son, Albert BRAMAN, 501 Manitou avenue, at 11:15 o'clock Wednesday night following an illness of six years due to complications.
The deceased was born in Jennings county, Indiana, on September 4, 1854. Her parents were David and Susan BURTON. When a young girl her parents moved to Fulton county.

In a ceremony which was performed in this city, November 24, 1870, she was married to the late John BRAMAN. Mrs. Braman was a member of the First Christian church of this city.
Survivors are the son, Albert BRAMAN, a daughter, Mrs. Elma SQUIRES, Peru; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Florence SINGLETON, Peoria, Ill.; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A son, John, died in infancy.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Harry MOUNT will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester Citizen's cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home where friends call.

Saturday, February 8, 1941

James HUTCHINSON, aged 62, prominent farmer of Henry township, died at his farm home one mile north of Athens at 7 o'clock Friday night. Death was due to heart ailment and followed an illness of ten years. His condition had been serious for about five days.
The deceased was a life resident of the Athens community. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Eurastus HUTCHINSON. His wife was Miss Elva HEETER.
Survivors are the wife and four sons, Waldo HUTCHINSON, South Bend; Edward HUTCHINSON, who resides on a farm south of Athens; Judson [HUTCHINSON] and Ned HUTCHINSON, at home.
The last rites will be held from the United Brethren church at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon.

Monday, February 10, 1941

Miss Lois Evelyn KEENEY, aged 16, a sophomore in the Kewanna high school, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David KEENEY, at 9:45 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was due to complications following the flu and to a sinus infection. She had been ill for a month and seriously ill for two days.
Miss Keeney was a life resident of the Kewanna community and was born on a farm seven miles southwest of Kewanna, November 24, 1924. She was active in church and school work and was a soloist. Miss Keeney was a member of the Baptist church at Kewanna.
Survivors are the parents; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl JESTER, South Whitley; Mrs. Ronald SMITH, Rochester; and Mrs. Gertrude ANDERSON, Kewanna; and a brother, Clyde KEENEY, of Elkhart.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Baptist church in Kewanna with Rev. Hugh HALL, pastor of the church in charge, assisted by Rev. W. O. HULL of Goshen, a former pastor of the church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.
The body will be returned to the Keeney home at 7 o'clock Monday evening where friends may call.

Funeral services for Harry H. SUTHERLAND were held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Lola SUTHERLAND, 700 Pontiac street, this city at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Glenn C. McGEE of the Presbyterian church officiated and members of the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion assisted in the rites. Harry or "Bud" as he was more familiarly known, was a veteran of the World War. Mr. Sutherland had a host of friends throughout Rochester and northern Indiana.
The deceased, who had been critically ill since last September, passed away at 11:30 o'clock Saturday evening. He had recently been returned to his home from the Veterans hospital at Indianapolis, where he was receiving treatment for uremia.
Harry H., son of Edward H.[?] and Lola M. (RAVENCROFT) SUTHERLAND, was born December 15th, 1893 at Mishawaka, Ind., in which city he resided until he was a young man. Later he moved to Gary, Ind., where he was employed as an electrician in the Gary steel mills. In April of 1917 he enlisted in the U. S. Army and was assigned to the 201st U. S. Army Tank Corps, which corps cooperating with the British division saw over a year's active service in the World War.
Mr. Sutherland received credit for five major engagements in the war and among these were the battles of St. Mihiel, the Marne and the Somme. While in the service he was shelled shocked and following his return home he had intermittently received treatments for nervous disorders at the Veterans' hospitals in Chicago and Indianapolis.
On June 20th, 1919, in a ceremony solemnized at Michawaka, Ind., Mr. Sutherland was united in marriage with Ruth BRINKMAN, of this city. For a number of years he resided in Gary and for the past seven years he made his home in Rochester and Leiters Ford. The deceased was a member of the American Legion, the Presbyterian church and the Masonic order. The survivors are the mother, Mrs. Lola SUTHERLAND; his daughter, Mrs. Julia Lou JOHNSON; and a sister, Ruth SUTHERLAND, all of this city. His father, Dr. E. H. SUTHERLAND preceded him in death several years ago.

Mrs. Chester TREESH, aged 45, died at her home one and one-half miles northeast of Argos at 4:30 o'clock Monday morning. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered one week ago. The deceased had lived near Argos for several years moving there from Wabash.

Less than five hours after death claimed Thomas Jefferson OVERMYER, 77, father of Mrs. Glen WILSON of this city, Mr. Wilson's mother, Mrs. Mary WILSON, 70, died at her home west of Monterey. Mrs. Wilson was also the mother of Tom WILSON of this city.
Mr. Overmyer, retired farmer, died at 9:30 o'clock Friday night of a heart attack at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hazel YELTON in Monterey. Mrs. Wilson died at 2 o'clock Saturday morning after an illness of two years. She was a member of the Christian church.
Mr. Overmyer is survived by five children, Mrs. Yelton and Mrs. Alta KELLER, Monterey; Mrs. Wilson, Rochester; Mrs. Gladys DECK and Lester [DECK], both of South Bend; two brothers, Fred [OVERMYER], Denver, Colo.; and Dr. George [OVERMYER], Retsil, Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. Frank YOUNG, Hammond; Mrs. Guy SMITH, Tiosa; and Mrs. Dell SMITH, Rochester; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife died in 1935.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by two sons, Glen [WILSON] and Tom [WILSON], both of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. George WERNER, Monterey; and a brother, Edward HILL, Long Beach, Calif. Her husband, William [WILSON], died four years ago.
A double funeral service was held Monday afternoon for Mr. Overmyer and Mrs. Hill [sic] from the Methodist church in Monterey. Rev. Ora HANDSCHU of Kokomo officiated and burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Monterey.

Fulton, Ind., Feb. 10. - Funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Hoover Methodist church for Albert SPENCER, 89, who died Saturday afternoon at his home in Hoover.
The deceased was born in White county Dec. 5, 1851, the son of Joseph and Margaret SPENCER. His wife, Ella [SPENCER], died a few years ago. He was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph [SPENCER] and Arthur [SPENCER], both of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Sarah TOOTHMAN, Hoover; Christian GIBSON, Canada; two brothers, Dan [SPENCER], Hoover; and Sam [SPENCER], Marion.

Monday, February 11, 1985

James Thomas BARTLETT, son of James M. and Victoria A. GATES BARTLETT, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 9:26 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, 2-1/2 hours after birth.
Surviving with the parents are three sisters at home, Michelle [BARTLETT], Melinda [BARTLETT] and Bridget [BARTLETT]; the maternal grandfather, Thomas GATES, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Lucile BARTLETT, Macy; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest DILLMAN, Winamac, and the maternal great-grandmother, Carmen GATES, Royal Center.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Plainview Cemetery at Macy with Pastor Tony BARTLETT officiating. The Foster and Good Funeral Home of Rochester was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services were held at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna Monday afternoon for Edward Joseph HUNT, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore HUNT of Kewanna, who died five hours after his birth in the Cass County hospital at Logansport Sunday night. Survivors are the parents and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank BIXLER of Kewanna. Rev. Hugh T. HALL, pastor of the Kewanna Baptist church had charge of the services.

William BAKER, aged 82, Fulton, who for many years resided on a [ . . . . .] o'clock Tuesday morning in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of five days due to pneumonia.
The deceased was born in Miami county, February 28, 1858. His parents were Phillip and Anna BAKER. His wife who died five years ago and whom he married in 1885 was Retta QUICK. Mr. Baker had always followed the occupation of farming until three years ago when he went to Fulton to reside.
Survivors are a son, Alva B. BAKER, whose present address is uncertain; two brothers, Jacob [BAKER] and George [BAKER] of near Macy; a sister, Mrs. Mary ZARTMAN of Fulton and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Stacey SHAW and Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Macy.
The body is at the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton where friends may call.

Omer C. RUNNELLS, aged 47, farmer living a half mile south of Richland Center, died in the C. & O. Railroad hospital in Huntington, W. Va. Monday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of one year. He had been a patient in the hospital for the past two weeks.
Mr. Runnells was born on a farm in Richland township, March 16, 1893, the son of Franklin and Iva RUNNELLS. He was a brakeman on the C. & O. railroad for a number of years and resided in Peru until he was forced by illness three years ago to retire at which time he moved to the farm near Richland Center to reside.
In a ceremony performed in South Bend five years ago he was married to Ola HUDSON EVANS. Mr. Runnells was a member of the Christian church and the Eagles lodge at Peru. He was training to go overseas with the United States Army when the Armistice was signed in the World War.
Survivors are the wife; the mother, Mrs. Iva Runnells; a sister, Mrs. Guy ATKINSON, both of Garvey, Calif.; two brothers, Joseph RUNNELLS, South Bend; and Russell RUNNELLS, Leiters Ford; step-son, Eddie EVANS, South Bend; foster daughter, Dolores RUPERT, at home; seven nephews; 2 nieces and a number of aunts and uncles.
The body arrived in kPeru at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and was taken to the Wise funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but burial will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.

Wednesday, February 12, 1941

Funeral services for Omer RUNNELLS, aged 47, farmer of Richland township and a retired C. & O. railroad brakeman who died Monday in a railroad hospital at Huntington, W. Va., will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Christian church in Peru. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.

Thursday, February 13, 1941

Charles K. PLANK, aged 82, retired business man and prominent citizen of Rochester, died Wednesday evening in Winter Haven, Florida from injuries which he received February 6, when he fell in the bathroom of the apartment of his son, Don PLANK, Sr.
Mr. Plank left Rochester about one month ago with his daughter, Mrs. Charles PYLE and Mr. PYLE, for a winter vacation in Florida. Little could be learned about Mr. Plank's life in Rochester today as his family were in Winter Haven. The Plank home in Rochester is located at 1021 South Main street.
Mr. Plank was a life resident of Rochester. His parents were Dr. and Mrs. Asa K. PLANK. His father was a pioneer doctor and druggist and was in the drug business with the late Jonathan DAWSON. He was educated in the schools of Rochester and was a school teacher for several years.
Mr. Plank then opened a drug store at 502 North Main street. This store contained the first artificial gas lights in Rochester, replacing coal oil lamps. They were placed in service in 1889 and was quite an event at the time with nearly the entire populace of Rochester present when the lights were turned on. Later other business houses used this form of lighting.
Mr. Plank sold his drug store to the late P. M. SHORE and these fixtures are still in use in the drug department of the SHORE & HART store. Mr. Plank then entered the shoe business at 808 Main street. His store was known as the HOOSIER SHOE STORE which he operated for over forty years, disposing of the same to Jack STAFFORD, after which he retired. All children remembered Mr. Plank because of his kindly and courteous manner.
Mr. Plank was active in church, civic and social circles here. He was the member of all commercial organizations which functioned at various times during his long residence in this city. He was a member of the First Baptist church and of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias lodges of Rochester.
His wife who was Miss Minnie BRACKETT, died May 12, 1936. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Anna ENSIGN, Boise, Idaho and Mrs. Charles PYLE of this city; a son, Don PLANK, Sr., of Rochester; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A brother, William PLANK, preceded him in death.
The funeral arrangements were incomplete today but the body will be returned here for funeral services and interment.

Orla BARTHOLOMEW, 69, Peru, retired store clerk, died 1:30 a.m. Sunday in his home after an illness of 40 months. He had lived his entire life in Miami county.
The son of Albert and Lucy LESHER BARTHOLOMEW, he was born Feb. 26, 1897 in Miami county. He was first married to Rubye TAYLOR in 1924. His second marriage was to Oneita WELLER in 1948. She survives. A member of the First Christian church, he was a World War 1 veteran.
Survivors other than his widow include a daughter, Miss Carol BARTHOLOMEW, Los Angeles, Cal., a son, Brent [BARTHOLOMEW] at home, four step-children, Mrs. John NELSON, Leiters Ford; Mrs. James GORDON, Convoy, O., Randall WELLER and David WELLER, both of Fremont, O.; two brothers, Royla BARTHOLOMEW, R.R. 2, Peru, and Russell BARTHOLOMEW, R.R. 5, Rochester, and 19 step-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru Tuesday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Avery MILEY officiating. Burial will be in Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

A telegram from Lloyd SMITH, postmaster at Amherst, S. D., to his uncle, A. E. BABCOCK, gives the news of the death of Mr. Smith's mother, Mrs. Alfaretta J. SMITH, at his home, at seven o'clock, February 13.
Mrs. Smith was the widow of William E. SMITH. Her parents were George H. and Suzanna (ONSTOTT) BABCOCK. She was born in Fulton county in the Ebenezer neighborhood, January 22, 1862.
The family moved from Peru, Ind., to South Dakota in 1913. She had been, for many years a sufferer from arthritis, the last few being spent in a wheel chair.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the old Ebenezer church before her removel to South Dakota.
Besides her son, Lloyd, with whom she lived, the following remain to mourn her loss, two daughters, Mrs. Lon LEAVELL, Peru, and Mrs. Bessie EVERETT, Detroit, Mich.; and sons, Lee [SMITH] of Oregon, and Dallas [SMITH], Whiting, Ind.; eighteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, and two brothers, James R. BABCOCK, Marion, Ind., and Andrew E. BABCOCK of Rochester.
Burial will be made in Amherst by the side of her husband.

Saturday, February 15, 1941

Errol Franz [HEINZMANN], infant son of Franz and Paula (KINDIG) HEINZMANN, passed away Saturday morning, 7:30 o'clock, at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleve KINDIG, a half mile north of Rochester, on Road 31. Death resulted from complications following a brief illness. Errol Franz was born in Rochester on September 19th, 1940.

The survivors are the parents, the grandparents and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning, 10:30 o'clock at the Kindig home. Rev. George J. LONG will officiate. The body will be returned from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to the Kindig residence at noon Sunday.

Monday, February 17, 1941

Joseph CLARK, 89, retired farmer, passed away Monday morning at his home west of Kewanna, in what is known as the Prairie Grove neighborhood. Death was attributed to complications following an illness of several years' duration.
Mr. Clark was born May 12th, 1851. On January 30th, 1903, he was united in marriage to Clara OWEN. The survivors are his wife and two sons, Elmer CLARK, of Brooks, Ind., and Ernest CLARK, at home.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 10:30 o'clock Thursday with Rev. Thomas GOODLIN officiating. Burial will be made at Goodland.
The body is at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton and will be returned to the Clark home at noon Tuesday where friends may call.

Orville (Doc) COLLINS, aged 40, operator of a cream station at Fulton and a Liberty township school bus driver died at his home at the west edge of Fulton at 5 o'clock Monday morning from a cerebral hemorrhage. He suffered the hemorrhage a short time prior to his death.
Mr. Collins had lived in Liberty township all of his life and was born on a farm west of Fulton July 25, 1901. His parents were Dora and Ella COLLINS. In a ceremony performed at Fulton, October 10, 1931, he was married to Joice LEASE.
Mr. Collins had a wide acquaintance in the southern part of Fulton county. He had operated a cream station in Fulton for many years and had been a school bus driver for the past two years. He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Survivors are the wife, a son, Harold COLLINS, at home; the mother, who resides in Fulton and three sisters, Mrs. Goldie MATHIAS and Mrs. Donna REESE who reside on farms west of Rochester and Mrs. Sylvia JEWELL of near Fulton.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren church in Fulton at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Stacey SHAW officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will be moved from the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton to the home of Mr. Collins' mother Monday evening where friends may call.

Mrs. M. Roy RUSH, aged 46, who resided on a farm six miles northwest of Akron, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of two weeks due to Leukemia.
Twenty Legionnaires including some members of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post of Rochester, volunteered to donate blood for transfusions for Mrs. Rush and twelve had been typed. Mrs. Rush succumbed before a transfusion was given.
The deceased was a life resident of the Akron community and had always lived on the same farm. Her parents were Francis and Eleanor DRUDGE. She was married at Warsaw on September 10, 1930.
Survivors are the husband and a daughter, Eleanor [RUSH], aged [5].
The last rites will be held at the Rush home at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. C. G. VINCENT of the Mentone Christian church officiating.

Wednesday, February 19, 1941

Last rites for Mrs. Mary Olive DRUDGE RUSH, aged 46, who did in the Woodlawn hospital Sunday at 9:30 p.m. after a short illness were held Wednesday afternoon from the Rush farm home six miles northwest of Akron. Rev. C. G. VINCENT, pastor of the Mentone Christian church, officiated and burial was made in the cemetery at Mentone. Survivors include the husband, a daughter, Elinor Francis RUSH, aged 5; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha LEININGER and Mrs. Edith M. MILLER of Akron, and Mrs. Grace HALDEMAN of Rochester, and two nephews, Kenneth [HALDEMAN] and Darl HALDEMAN of Rochester.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Forest G. Hay Funeral home in South Bend for Everett MORRETT, aged 32, of 1635 Lincoln Way West, South Bend, a former resident of the Silver Lake and Akron communities, who died at 9:45 a.m. Monday at his home after an illness of five days.
The services were in charge of Rev. D. D. SPANGLER of Mishawaka and burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at the west edge of Akron.
Mr. Morrett was born at Silver Lake, November 7, 1908, and had been a resident of South Bend for six years, moving there from Elkhart. He was married in 1928 to Inez MILLER who survives him. Mr. Morrett was an inspector for the Bantam Ball Bearing company of South Bend.
Other survivors include his father, C. L. MORRETT, of Silver Lake; two brothers, William MORRETT, of Akron, Ind., and Carl MORRETT, of Toledo, O.; and four sisters, Mrs. Zola MILLER, of Akron; Miss Anna MORRETT, of Logansport; Mrs. Mabel KING, of Toledo, and Miss Laura MORRETT, of Oshkosh, Wis.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie L. ZEHNER, aged 71, who died in the Kelly hospital at Argos early yesterday, will be held from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Rev. C. C. CRIPE, pastor of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, will officiate and burial will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The deceased was born in Indianapolis during the month of August, 1869, but she had resided in Marshall county since she was a small child.
Her husband, James ZEHNER, whom she married in 1891, died ten years ago. The deceased was a member of the Brethren church at Plymouth.
Mrs. Zehner had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Omar FLAGG in Argos for the past six years. Her death followed an illness of two months due to complications.
The only survivor is a nephew, George LEPPERT of Indianapolis.

Mrs. Fern BARR, 75, Talma, died at 8 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth where she was admitted Sunday. She had been ill since July and serious two weeks.
Born March 10, 1897, in Akron, she was the daughter of Frank and Edith HOLLOWAY ARTER. She had lived most of her life in the Talma area except for 25 years spent at Indiana Harbor and a short time in Illinois and South Bend. Her marriage was May 3, 1919, in Rochester to Fred D. BARR, who survives. She was a member of the World War 1 Barracks 479 Auxiliary and a charter member of the Red Cross Gray Ladies. She attended the United Methodist church at Talma and was active in the United Methodist Women's group.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Betty) CHAPMAN, North Manchester; Mrs. Grover (Lois) EVERHART, Kingsport, Tenn., and Mrs. James (Juanita) WAGNER, Griffith; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Lois) HUBBARD, Rochester. Two sons, Charles A. [BARR] and William E. [BARR], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Walter HOUSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Sarah B. FRY, aged 84, of 925 Finley street, Logansport, died at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles RANS, who resides on a farm two miles west of Fulton. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of six months. Mrs. Fry had been living with Mrs. Rans for the past three months.
The deceased was the daughter of John and Catherine SHOEMAKER and she was born near Gilead on February 15, 1857. Her husband was Dan FRY, whom she married in 1877. Mr. Fry died January 21, 1929. Mrs. Fry was a member of the Baptist church in Logansport.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Charles RANS; three sons, Arthur [FRY] and Bert FRY, of Logansport, and Dorsie FRY, of Royal Center; a brother, J. C. SHOEMAKER, Danville, Ill.; 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
The body has been moved to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. The funeral arrangements had not been completed when the News-Sentinel went to press today.

Thursday, February 20, 1941

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Sarah B. FRY of Logansport who died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles RANS, south of Fulton, will be held at the Baptist Temple in Fulton at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton will be in charge assisted by Rev. Louis BEAN of Logansport. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. The body has been moved to the home of Mrs. Rans from the ditmire Funeral Home where friends may call.

Elven Theodore HOLLOWAY, aged 19, who was better known by the name of Theodore, died at 10:45 o'clock Thursday morning at his home a half mile west of Rochester from a kidney infection. He had been seriously ill for six weeks and in poor health since last April when he underwent an emergency appendectomy in the Riley hospital at Indianapolis.
The deceased was a life resident of Rochester and was born February 17, 1922. His parents are Elven "Peck" and Ruth (BECHTOL) HOLLOWAY.
Survivors are the parents, the grandmother, Mrs. George HOLLOWAY; nine brothers and sisters, Russell [HOLLOWAY], Walter [HOLLOWAY], Howard [HOLLOWAY], Lester [HOLLOWAY], Wanda Mae [HOLLOWAY], Rose Mary [HOLLOWAY], Marvin [HOLLOWAY], Gerald [HOLLOWAY], and Vernard [HOLLOWAY], all at home.
The funeral services will be held from the Rochester Church of God at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. John CALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body is at the Foster Funeral Home on West Sixth street where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Friday, February 21, 1941

Mrs. Dora BRADLEY, aged 71, died at her farm home seven miles northeast of Logansport in the Bethlehem neighborhood at 7:40 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of two weeks due to influenza and pneumonia.
The deceased was born in Clinton county, May 3, 1869, the daughter of Charles and Martha McCLAIN. She had lived in the Bethlehem community for 34 years.
The deceased was married to James BRADLEY in a ceremony performed in Frankfort in June of 1889. Mrs. Bradley was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Elva DORAN, Hoovers, and Mrs. Fae FOWLER, Fulton; son, Wayne BRADLEY, Jackson, Mich.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning with Rev. E. H. SAUNDERS of Logansport in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.
Funeral services will be private because of the serious illness of Mr. Bradley. The body will be returned to the Bradley home from the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton Saturday morning where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. H. S. TRUE has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Lee PENCE, which occurred in Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services and interment took place in Tulsa yesterday.

August SWANSON, aged 69, died at 4:30 o'clock Friday morning at his farm home a half mile west of Twelve Mile after an illness of five weeks due to complications.
The deceased was born in Sweden, February 5, 1872, and came to the United States when he was eleven years old with his parents. He was married to Mary ANDERSON, August 16, 1899.
Mr. Swanson for many years was employed by the Twelve Mile Telephone company. He was a member of the United Brethren church, the Masonic and Modern Woodmen lodges at Twelve Mile.
Survivors are the wife, two sons, Clarence [SWANSON] and Edwin [SWANSON]; three daughters, Mrs. Effie BROWN, Mrs. Clarence SWANK and Miss Sylvia SWANSON, all of Twelve Mile, and four grandsons.
The funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the United Brethren church with Rev. S. M. HILL officiating and the Masonic lodge in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Carmel cemetery at Twelve Mile.
The body will be returned to the home Friday evening from the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton.


Monday, February 24, 1941

Merrill C. CAREY, aged 57, for a number of years a salesman for the Fisher Brothers Paper company of Fort Wayne, died at the home of his father-in-law, Obe HAIMBAUGH, near Mentone at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Death was due to complications which followed an attack of influenza which he suffered one week ago.
The deceased was born December 8, 1883, near Burlington, Ind. His parents were

Rev. and Mrs. A. J. and Alcestra CAREY. He was married to Edna HAIMBAUGH in a ceremony performed in Logansport, October 9, 1929. Mr. Carey has made his home with his father-in-law since his marriage to Miss Haimbaugh. His first wife preceded him in death.
Mr. Carey was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic fraternity. He was a past commander of the Warsaw Commandery of Knights Templar and at his death was president of Post L of the Traveler's Protective assiciation of Warsaw.
Survivors are the wife, two sons, Jack [CAREY] and Robert CAREY of Kingsport, Tenn. The deceased is a brother-in-law of Dr. Dow HAIMBAUGH.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Warsaw at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. DAUGHERTY in charge. Burial will be in the cemetery at Mentone. The Masonic burial ritual will be exemplified at the graveside.
Friends may call at the Haimbaugh home until the hour of the last rites.

Following an illness of several months' duration Eli ALSPACH, 82, passed away Sunday evening at his home in Peru. His death was attributed to complications. Mr. Alspach who was a retired railroader, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
The deceased was born on a farm south of Rochester, on January 23rd, 1859. His parents were Oliver and Minerva ALSPACH. For many years he was employed by the C. & O. railroad and in more recent years worked in the C. & O. shops in Peru. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and the Methodist church of Peru.
The survivors are his wife, two daughters, Hazel [ALSPACH], of Peru; Mrs. Richard MILLER, of Indianapolis; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles RICHARDSON, of Rochester and Mrs. James CLEMANS of Akron.
The funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, February 25, 1941

Funeral services for Eli E. ALSPACH, 82, of Peru, a former resident of Rochester, who died Monday will be held from the Allen Funeral Home in Peru at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. V. L. CLEAR, pastor of the Peru Methodist church will officiate, assisted by Rev. Charles R. OBERLIN. Interment will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru where the Odd Fellows lodge will conduct services at the grave.

Henry YEARIAN [YARIAN], well-known farmer residing four miles southwest of Akron, passed away Monday evening at his home. Death resulted from complications following a year's illness. Mr. Yearian had been a resident of Henry township for over 30 years.
Henry, son of Solomon and Elizabeth (SMITH) YEARIAN [YARIAN], was born November 18th, 1871, in Miami county, Indiana. Upon reaching maturity he was united in marriage with Emma GAERTE. The deceased was a member of the Akron United Brethren church.
The survivors are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Keith BRIGHT, of Akron; a foster son, Worth LONG, of Los Angeles, Calif., and a grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, at the Athens United Brethren church. Interment will be made in the Gaerte cemetery, southeast of Akron.

Wednesday, February 26, 1941

Edward A. KREAMER, well known Union township farmer who resided three and a half miles northwest of Kewanna on Road 14, died in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday from an embolism. He had been sick for five weeks.
The deceased was born in Henry township March 3, 1872, but had lived near Kewanna for the past thirty years. His parents were Andrew and Susanna KREAMER. His wife, who was Kathryn SCHIRM, died five years ago.
Survivors are a son, Carl KREAMER, who lived with his father; two brothers, John KREAMER, Akron, and Jacob H. KREAMER, Kewanna, and a sister, Mrs. Emma LAUER of Roanoke.
The funeral services will be held from the Kreamer farm home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with burial in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was returned to the Kreamer home from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna Wednesday afternoon.

Friday, February 28, 1941

William L. ROGERS, aged 86, who was better known by his many friends as "Billy" ROGERS, died at his farm home in Richland township at 2 o'clock Friday morning from complication incident to old age. He had been in ill health for several years.
The deceased was born on a farm near Kewanna on August 14, 1857, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli ROGERS. The family moved to Richland township when Mr. Rogers was a child and he continued to make his home there, where he followed the occupation of a farmer.
In a ceremony performed in Richland township, November 2, 1888 [1878], Mr. Rogers was married to Sadie BECK who preceded him in death six years ago.
Mr. Rogers was active in politics and served one year as trustee of Richland township. He was a member of the Christian church at Tiosa and the Odd Fellows lodge at Richland Center.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Nellie HAWK, Mrs. Grechel MOW and Mrs. Ollie TOWN, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Ethel NELLANS of Argos; four brothers, Tola [ROGERS], Frank [ROGERS], Harley [ROGERS] and Clayton ROGERS of Rochester; a sister Mrs. Sarah WYNN, also of Rochester, and a half-sister, Mrs. Artella DOOLEY. Two daughters preceded their father in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Richland Center at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Richland Center.

Roland CLAY, aged 46, World War veteran and former resident of Rochester, died in the government hospital at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., at 3:55 o'clock Friday morning from tuberculosis following an illness of two years.
Mr. Clay's death was due to his having been gassed while serving in France with the A.E.F. He contracted the lung infection and spent much time in government hospitals and sanitoriums.
The deceased was born on a farm three miles west of Rochester on the Burton road, August 15, 1896. His parents were William and Ida CLAY.
Mr. Clay was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky., from Rochester in the draft on September 20, 1917, and was discharged at Camp Sheridan, Ohio, on March 1, 1919. He served with the 235th Field Artillery band. Mr. Clay was a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post of Rochester.
After his discharge from the army Mr. Clay was employed as an auto mechanic and held positions in garages in South Bend, Louisville and Indianapolis.
Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Ida CLAY, of Rochester, a brother, Ed W. CLAY, also of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Hazel WALTZ of Talma.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, March 1, 1941

Last rites for Roland CLAY, aged 45, who died in a government hospital at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., yesterday, will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Foster Funeral Home on West Sixth street with Rev. Glen McGEE in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Clay will be accorded a military funeral by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion post of which organization he was a member. The body arrived here this morning at 11:28 o'clock on the Erie and will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home until the hour of the last rites.

Monday, March 3, 1941

Relatives and friends in Kewanna have received word of the death on February 13, 1941, at Niles, Mich., of Howard A. WILEY, aged 85, who was a pioneer resident of Kewanna.
Mr. Wiley was a son of the late John R. and Martha E. WILEY and was born at Kewanna, March 8, 1855. He spent his early life in Kewanna and in 1908 went to South Dakota where he lived for 24 years. In 1930 he moved to Hamburg, Mich., and last September to Niles.
Mr. Wiley was married to Lucinda Ann CAMPBELL of Kewanna January 10, 1878. She survives as do eight children, 27 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Mrs. John WILSON of Kewanna is a daughter.
Last rites were held in Niles, Mich., on February 17 and burial was made in the cemetery at Plainfield, Mich.

Funeral services for Clarence A. FARLEY, aged 75, who died at his farm home three miles southwest of Kewanna Friday were held from the Fry and Lange Funeral Home in Winamac Sunday afternoon. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.
The deceased was born at Calvery, Illinois, December 31, 1865. His parents were James and Lydia FARLEY. Mr. Farley was a farmer and had lived near Kewanna since 1919. His death followed an illness dating since December 1 which was due to pernicious anemia.
Mr. Farley and Mrs. Farley who was Ida HERTZ would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on March 19, 1941. Mr. Farley was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Kewanna.
Survivors are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Inez KESTLE, Kewanna, and Mrs. Mable BORSCHNACK, Kankakee, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Ida IRPS, St. Ann, Ill., and Mrs. Luella GLASS, Buckingham, Ill., and three granddaughters.

Tuesday, March 4, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. HORN, a former resident of Rochester, and the widow of the late Levi D. HORN, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Horn died at her home in Chicago last evening and the body will arrive here at 11:28 a.m. Thursday. Mr. Horn died January 18, 1918, and is buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Wednesday, March 5, 1941

Richard Kay [BOWERS], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilford BOWERS of this city, died at Woodlawn hospital at 2:30 Wednesday morning, March 5th. The baby was born Tuesday morning, March 4th, at 6:20. Short funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. William J. SCHROER officiated and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, March 6, 1941

Mrs. Elizabeth F. BARR, aged 74, widow of the late Burr B. BARR, died at her home in Talma at 5:45 o'clock this morning after an illness of four years due to complications incident to old age. She was seriously ill for two weeks.
The deceased was a life resident of the Talma community and was born on a farm near Talma September 26, 1866. Her parents were Simeon and Rowena (MARTINDALE) KESSLER.
In a ceremony performed at Talma June 16, 1888, she was married to Burr B. Barr who preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Barr was a charter member of the Talma Methodist church and was also a member of the Gleaner's Lodge at Talma.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Elma JONES, Elkhart; Mrs. Ruth SOUTHER, Talma, and Mrs. Blanche FIESLAND, of New London, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Enos FEECE, Culver, and eight grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Talma at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Glen SUTTON of Bourbon officiating. Burial will be made in the Richter cemetery.
The remains were returned to the Barr residence from the Zimmerman Funeral Home late this afternoon where friends may call.

Mrs. Otto WEIMER has received word of the death of her uncle, Dr. Charles C. NEFF, which occurred at his [home?] in York, Penn., Tuesday night. Dr. Neff had visited his niece, Mrs. Weimer, here on several occasions.

Friday, March 7, 1941

Mrs. Josephine HIGHT, aged 48, of 909 Franklin avenue, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 9 o'clock Thursday night after an illness of three years due to complications.
The deceased was born in Pulaski county, February 13, 1893. When she was very young her parents, Philip and Dora MIKESELL, moved to a farm south of this city on the Miami-Fulton county line to reside.
In a ceremony performed at Peru, January 1, 1918, she was married to James HIGHT who preceded his wife in death. The deceased was a housekeeper.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Alva HOPPER, Peru, and the Misses Marjorie [HIGHT] and Naomi HIGHT of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Edith ESHELMAN, Akron, and a brother, Everett MIKESELL, of Bryan, Ohio.
The last rites will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Rochester Christian church with the Rev. Harry MOUNT officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Athens.
The remains will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home on West Sixth street until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Mary E. DUNLAP, aged 84, died at 2 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her son, Rev. Charles DUNLAP, pastor of the Methodist church in Macy. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered four years ago. She had been seriously ill for twelve weeks.
Mrs. Dunlap was born in Madison county, Indiana. Her parents were Margaret and Bartholomew FORT. Her husband, Alonzo J. DUNLAP, died several years ago, since which time she has made her home with her son, Rev. C. DUNLAP. Mrs. Dunlap was a member of the Methodist church.
The only immediate survivor is the son, Rev. Dunlap.
The last rites will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Russiaville and interment will be made at New Castle. The body was taken to Russiaville Friday morning.

Ira GEHMAN, 72, well known farmer residing three miles north of Twelve Mile, passed away Friday morning, seven o'clock at his farm home. Death was attributed to cirossis of the liver. Mr. Gehman had been in ill health for the past nine months.
Ira, son of Joseph and Nancy GEHMAN was born January 12th, 1869 in Adams township, Cass County, Indiana. On December 18th, 1901 he was united in marriage with Luella KEEPORT. Mr. Gehman followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life. He was a member of the Corinth Brethren church.
The survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Marie LAWSON, of Peru; Mrs. Ruth LAWSON of Twelve Mile; three sons, Rev. Frank GEHMAN, of Stockton, Calif.; Dr. Harry GEHMAN, of Buffalo, N.Y.; Rev. Ord GEHMAN, of Vinco, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Laura OXLEY, of Twelve Mile, and 17 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the Corinth Brethren church. Rev. OBERHOLSER, of Akron and Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH, of Mexico will officiate. Interment will be made in the Corinth cemetery. The body was returned from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence this evening where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral. The family requests that no floral offerings be sent.

Monday, March 10, 1941

Janet Kay [ANDERSON], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max ANDERSON, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Sunday evening, March 9th, at 7:10. The child was born Wednesday, March 5th. Survivors are the parents, four sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Luckenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Belle KEPLER, of this city has received word of the death of her sister Ida YODER, which occurred at her home in Anoka, Ind. Sunday. The funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Anoka Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Kepler, it was stated, will attend the services.

Benjamin WESTWOOD, 46, World war veteran and former deputy sheriff of Fulton county, passed away Sunday at 2:45 o'clock a.m. at the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis. Death was attributed to heart trouble following an illness of over a year's duration. Mr. Westwood was taken to the hospital on March 7th. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county.
The son of James and Tressa WESTWOOD, he was born June 21, 1894, in Fulton county. He had served eighteen months overseas in the first division of the U. S. army under General Pershing. He was deputy sheriff four years under former sheriff Fred CARR, and recently had been farming west of here. He was a member of the local American Legion post.
Surviving are four brothers, John [WESTWOOD], Thomas [WESTWOOD], Fred [WESTWOOD] and Robert [WESTWOOD], all of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Albert WOOD and Mrs. Harvey COLEMAN, Rochester; Mrs. John MADARY, Fulton, and Mrs. Edith YARTER, Kalamazoo, Mich.
The body was removed Sunday evening to the Foster funeral home here where final rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. G. J. LONG in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Felllows cemetery. The Legion will conduct military rites.

Tuesday, March 11, 1941

Mrs. Lizzie SNYDER COOK, a Gold Star Mother, today placed on display in the window of the M. Wile & Sons store a quilt which she has made as a present for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Mrs. Cook made the quilt in appreciation for a recent presidential order whereby her pension as a Gold Star Mother was increased by President Roosevelt after all other attempts made by her had failed.
Mrs. Cook's son, Jesse Leroy SNYDER, died in the base hospital at Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, October 27, 1918, a victim of influenza. He was buried in the cemetery at Hoovers near Logansport on October 30, 1918.
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Brant McKEE received word today of the death of his brother-in-law, Elmer HOGOBOOM, aged 55, of Joseph, Oregon, which occurred in a hospital at Joseph Monday morning following a major operation.
Mr. Hogoboom was a ranch owner. His wife was Agnes McKEE, who was a school teacher in Rochester for a number of years and who later taught in Joseph, Oregon.
Survivors are the wife and two children, Nancy [HOGOBOOM], 8, and David [HOGOBOOM], 6.
The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at Joseph, Oregon, with interment there.

Brenda Kay [NORRIS], 2-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence NORRIS, 317 North Main street, died Monday evening in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three days.

The child was born January 13, 1941. Survivors are the parents, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard SLONAKER of near Fulton, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh NORRIS, also of near Fulton.
The last rites will be held from the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Slonaker, located six miles south of Rochester on Road 25 at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The Rev. G. J. LONG, pastor of the Trinity Evangelical church will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.
Friends may call at the Slonaker home.

Jacob Franklin TETER, aged 71, retired farmer, died at his home on East Rochester street, Akron at 1:15 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of seven years due to complications.
The deceased was a life resident of the Akron community and was born on a farm near there March 18, 1869. His parents were Daniel and Mary Teter.
In a ceremony performed in Rochester, December 24, 1892, he was married to Susan Jane LONG. Mr. Teter was a member of the Methodist church at Akron.
Survivors are the wife; four sons, Cluster TETER, North Manchester; Roy TETER, Detroit, Mich.; Earl TETER, Chicago, Ill., and Howard TETER, Wichita, Kansas; a daughter, Mrs. Esther SINGER, South Bend, and four grandchildren.
The funeral services are to be held from the Methodist church in Akron at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Julius PFEIFFER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Wednesday, March 12, 1941

A change was made in the funeral arrangements for the late Jacob F. TETER who died at his home in Akron Tuesday morning. The last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Teter home in Akron instead of from the Akron Methodist church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Charles A. BOUSE, aged 71, of 416 West South street, Argos, who for many years was employed as a clerk in the Turner Grocery in Argos, died in the Kelly hospital in Argos at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon after an eight months illness due to complications.
The deceased was born at Claypool, November 1, 1869. His parents were John and Kathryn BOUSE. He has lived in Argos for 31 years moving there from Claypool. He was married to Florence HILL of Claypool on October 28, 1894. Mr. Bouse was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Gladys PEARSON and Mrs. Doris SPRAY, all of Argos, and a brother, Harry BOUSE of Silver Lake.
The funeral services will be held from the Argos Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Roy KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home until 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon after which time they may call at the Bouse home until the hour of the last rites.

Plymouth, Ind., March 12. - John S. CROMLEY, age ninety-six, of Culver, last Civil war veteran of Marshall county, died yesterday of pneumonia. Born in Ohio, he moved to Culver at age ten.
He operated a meat market at Culver for many years. Three sons survive.

Lois [GOOD], 8-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert GOOD of Leiters Ford died in the Woodlawn hospital at 7:30 o'clock this morning from pneumonia. The child was stricken Sunday and moved to the hospital last night. The baby who was born July 15, 1940, is survived by her parents and a brother Dale [GOOD]. The funeral arrangements have not been completed but burial will be made at Claypool eithr Saturday or Sunday.

Friday, March 14, 1941

Funeral services for Lois Pauline [GOOD], 8-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert GOOD who reside on a farm in the Burton neighborhood, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the United Brethren church in Claypool. Rev. J. WILSON will officiate and burial will be made in the Claypool cemetery. The child died Thursday morning in the Woodlawn hospital after a short illness due to pneumonia.

Phillip H. SHINE, age 59, a former resident of the Lake Bruce vicinity, succumbed to a heart attack Monday while at work at the Studebaker plant in South Bend.
The widow, Elina [SHINE], one daughter, Mrs. Ruby DUNK of South Bend, and a son, Gerald SHINE of Anderson, survive, together with two grandchildren, three sisters and three brothers.
Funeral sercices were held Wednesday afternoon at the Pleasant Hill Evangelical church near Bruce Lake with burial in the Lake Bruce cemetery.

Word has been received in Kewanna of the death of L. H. JORDAN, which occurred at Chicago Tuesday afternoon, following a short illness from heart trouble. The deceased, who was eighty-three years of age, was formerly engaged in the elevator business in Kewanna. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Goodland.

Mrs. Elizabeth BOWEN has received word of the death of her brother, Jacob BERNER, aged 79, of Dubuque, Iowa, which occurred in Tucson, Ariz., Tuesday. There were ten children in the Berner family all of whom are dead with the exception of Mrs. Bowen who is 90 years of age and Mrs. Barbara FROST, 87, of Dubuque.

Monday, March 17, 1941

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the residence, seven miles northeast of Rochester for Mrs. Anzonetta COPLEN IRVIN WOLFE, aged 87, who died at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon after an illness of two years due to complications incident to old age.
Rev. J. F. KENNEDY of Talma officiated and burial was made in the Reichter Cemetery.
Mrs. Wolfe was born in Fulton county on August 12, 1853. Her parents were Asa and Lucretta COPLEN. She was a member of the Talma Christian church. She was married October 5, 1870 to John W. IRVIN and later to Isaac WOLFE, both of whom preceded in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alden B. SURGUY and Mrs. Eudella AURELIUS, both of Rochester; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Elmer McAFEE, 79, former Argos resident, passed away Saturday morning at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Fern KESTER, of Mishawaka. Death was attributed to heart trouble following an illness of several months.
Elmer, son of William and Rebecca McAFEE, was born August 25th, 1861, in Orrville, Ohio. He came to Argos while still a boy and resided there until 14 years ago. While in Argos he was employed as a laborer and during his residency in Mishawaka he worked for the street department. Mr. McAfee was twice married; first in 1887 to Ella BRENNEMAN and in 1903 to Eva GANTZ. Both wives preceded him in death. The deceased was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
The survivors are the daughters, Mrs. Nora HIMSON of Detroit; Mrs. Frances WOOD of South Bend; a son, Lloyd McAFEE, of Washington, Pa.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Fern KESTER; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Charlotte BUZZLE of Plymouth, and Mrs. George MAST of Argos; and three half-brothers, Amandis ULRICH of Coal Ridge, Neb.; Frank ULRICH, of St. John's Island, Ga.; and Charles ULRICH, of North Manchester.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. Burial was made in New Oak Hill cemetery, at Plymouth.

Mary WIDMAN BENDER, wife of William BENDER living three and a half miles south of Monterey, passed away Saturday night at the family home in Tippecanoe township after a short illness.
She was 76 years of age and was born in Fremont, Ohio, on February 2, 1865, coming to this community 49 years ago.
On November 26, 1909, she was united in marriage to William Bender, who survives along with two step-children, John A. BENDER of Elkhart and Vernon BENDER of Columbia City. She is also survived by three brothers, John WIDMAN of Columbia City, August WIDMAN of Monterey; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth IRVINE of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews including Gailbert "Bud" IRVINE who has made his home with her for the past twelve years.
Mrs. Bender was a member of the Rosary Sodality of St. Ann's church of Monterey. This sodality will recite the rosary at the Bender residence on Wednesday evening.
Funeral services will be conducted at St. Ann's church in Monterey Thursday morning at 9:30, the Rev. Father William J. KELLEHER officiating. Burial will be made in St. Ann's cemetery.
The body is at the family residence were friends may call.

Tuesday, March 18, 1941

George B. M. GUISE, aged 75, died suddenly at his farm home near Monterey at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from a coronary embolism. His death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was born in Ohio, September 15, 1865, and was the son of Beneville and Mary (WELLER) GUISE. In a ceremony performed in Rochester, September 18, 1889, by the late Rev. G. E. GIFT, he was married to Mary F. GUISE. Mr. Guise always followed the occupation of farming.
Survivors are the wife, two sons, Harley GUISE of Leiters Ford and Joseph GUISE of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a daughter, Miss Olive GUISE, who resides at home.
The funeral services will be held from the Zion church southwest of Leiters Ford at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. James BURGESS of Tippecanoe officiating. Burial will be made at Kewanna.
The body was moved this afternoon from the Lukenbill Funeral Home in Leiters Ford to the home of the deceased where friends may call.

Wednesday, March 19, 1941

Mrs. Charlotte Ellen WILLOUGHBY, aged 72, wife of Thomas J. N. WILLOUGHBY of Kewanna, died in the Cass County hospital in Logansport at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to an illness of several months duration caused by complications.
The deceased was born in Plano, Ill., September 20, 1868 and was the daughter of Samuel J. and Jane Ann WASHBURNE. She was married at Ash Grove, Ill. on March 10, 1886 and had been a resident of Kewanna for forty one years, moving there from Milford, Ill.
Mrs. Willoughby was active in church and lodge circles at Kewanna. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and was a Past Matron of the Kewanna Chapter of the Eastern Star lodge.
Survivors are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. June DENNERLINE, Indianapolis; Mrs. Gale HENDRICKSON, Chicago and Mrs. Doris McGINNIS, Detroit, Mich.; two sons, Forrest W. WILLOUGHBY, Alexandria, Louisiana, and Wilbur WILLOUGHBY of Kewanna; sister, Mrs. Mae SINDERSON, Edon, Ohio; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Kewanna at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Marshall LUCAS officiating. Burial will be made in the Kewanna Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body has been moved to a Kewanna undertaking parlor and will be taken to the Willoughby home at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning where friends may call.

Mrs. Clymenia BOYD PICKENS, 55, died at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home 2 miles north of Kewanna on state road 14 after an illness of several years. Death was attributed to complications.
She was born July 19, 1885, in Marshall county and lived in this community forty years. She was the daughter of Lemuel and Elizabeth ROSS.
Surviving are the husband, William [PICKENS]; eight children, Loyd [PICKENS], Walter [PICKENS] and Cecil [PICKENS], all of Rochester; Mrs. Frances TYLER, Fulton; Mrs. Max McCLAIN and Mrs. Robert WAGONER, Rochester; and Roy [PICKENS] and Ross [PICKENS], at home; and twenty-four grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Community church at Bruce Lake station, Rev. LAVENGOOD in charge. Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Thursday, March 20, 1941

Relatives in this city today received word of the death of Mrs. Mary PHILIPS MORNINGSTAR, aged 90, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mae BASSETT, in Monticello early this morning.
The deceased was born in Rochester, September 11, 1850, and was the widow of Cyrus MORNINGSTAR. Her husband with his brother, the late Hiram MORNINGSTAR, operated the MORNINGSTAR BUS LINE here for many years.
Mrs. Morningstar had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Bassett, for a number of years. Mr. Morningstar died twelve years ago. Two daughters survive. They are Mrs. Bassett and Mrs. Grace NUSSBAUM of Warsaw.
The last rites will be held from the Val Zimmerman funeral apartment at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Morningstar family lot in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body of Mrs. Morningstar will be brought to the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments Saturday.

Friday, March 21, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary MORNINGSTAR, aged 90, widow of Cyrus MORNINGSTAR, will be held here at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body will be brought here at noon Saturday from Monticello where Mrs. Morningstar died Thursday morning from a heart ailment after an illness of six days. Her death occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mae BASSETT. Mr. Morningstar for many years was employed by BEYER BROTHERS at their plants in Goshen and in Rochester. He died twelve years ago.

Saturday, March 22, 1941

Miss Flo DELP received word yesterday of the death of her brother, John Wesley DELP, aged 86, retired, which occurred at his home in Young America at 6 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to pneumonia which followed a stroke of paralysis which he suffered three weeks ago.
Mr. Delp was born in Rochester, August 15, 1854. His parents were the Rev. Edward DELP and Mary DELP. He was reared in Rochester and when a young man operated meat markets in this city, one where the Standard Market now is, and the other on the north end of Main street.
Mr. Delp had resided in Indiana all of his life except for four years which he spent in Arkansas and in Luther, Michigan. He was twice married, to Etta CORBETT in 1874 who preceded him in death, and later to Millie KAHL of Young America, who survives.
Mr. Delp was a member of the Baptist church early in life of which organization his father was a minister. Later he affiliated with the Christian Congregational church at Young America. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Whiting.
Surviving are the widow; a brother, Frank DELP of Denver and two sisters, Miss Flo DELP of this city and Mrs. Emma ZOOK, of Denver.
The body was taken to the John Thomas funeral home in Galveston and was returned to the residence Saturday afternoon where friends may call.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Christian Congregational church in Young America, followed by interment in the Young America cemetery.

Ralph B. TURNER, 47, who was the husband of Jessie TATMAN, a former Fulton resident, died at his home, 422 East Masterson street, Fort Wayne, at 4 o'clock Friday morning following a heart attack.
Mr. Turner was born in Birmingham, Ala., July 17, 1893. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John TURNER. The family moved from Peru to Fort Wayne two years ago. He was a passenger brakeman on the Wabash railroad.
Surviving besides the wife are the mother, Mrs. John Turner of Fort Wayne; four sisters, and three brothers.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Pilgrim Holiness church at Fulton with Rev. James PURSLEY in charge. Burial is to be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body arrived at the Ditmire funeral home Saturday afternoon where it will remai until the hour of the services.

Monday, March 24, 1941

Allen Elzie BLACK, aged 73, a life resident of the Akron community, died at his farm home, four and half miles northwest of Akron at 5 o'clock Sunday evening. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of 28 months, the last four weeks of which he was in a serious condition.
Mr. Black was born October 13, 1867 and was the son of John and Lucinda BLACK. In a ceremony performed at Akron, October 30, 1887 he was married to Margaret COOK, who preceded her husband in death. The deceased always followed the occupation of farming.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Leona ANDERSON and Mrs. Rachael SCHENK of Chicago, Mrs. Readie GAUNT, Shelby, Mont. and Miss Mary BLACK, at home; two sons, John BLACK, Chicago, and Henry BLACK, Akron; brother, Charles BLACK, Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. Readie RICKLE, Mentone and Mrs. Nellie HATHAWAY, Akron.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Saints church at Beaver Dam with the Rev. W. C. HOLMES of Logansport in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery near the Black farm home.
The body will be moved to the Black farm residence from the Moyer funeral home in Akron late Monday afternoon where friends may call.

Henry FINGERLE and his daughter, Mrs. Robert CAUFFMAN, Sunday afternoon attended the funeral services for Mr. Fingerle's mother, Mrs. Abraham FINGERLE, aged 71, Claypool, which were held from the Old Order Dunkard church at North Manchester. Mrs. Fingerle died Friday evening in the Wabash County hospital at Wabash from first degree burns which she suffered earlier that day. The aged lady was burned when she apparently fell into a heap of burning rubbish in the yard at her farm home. She had been raking the yard and was burning the accumulated grass and trash as she worked. A passerby saw Mrs. Fingerle in the blazing pile and summoned help. Mrs. Fingerle had celebrated her Golden Wedding Anniversary. The husband, three sons and a daughter survive.

Tuesday, March 25, 1941

Janet Gay [WARNER], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen WARNER, 219 West William street, Argos, died in the Kelly hospital at 11:30 Monday morning thirty-six hours after her birth in the hospital. The parents and grandparents survive. A prayer service was held Tuesday afternoon from the Easterday funeral home in Culver with Rev. James HARSH of Culver in charge. Burial was made in the cemetery at Burr Oak.

Wednesday, March 26, 1941

Roann, March 26. - Mrs. Mary H. DECK, 72, lifelong resident of this vicinity, died at 1:15 o'clock Tuesday morning in her home one mile north of here. She had been ill for some time and complications developed causing death.
She was born in Perry township, Miami county, July 3, 1868, to Mr. and Mrs. D. HOFFMAN and was united in marriage to James DECK who died in 1918.
Mrs. Deck has long been a member of the First Brethren church of Roann.
Survivors include the following children, Jesse [DECK] of Lafayette; Esther [DECK] of Fort Wayne and Gordon DECK of Roann; two sisters and a brother also survive, Mrs. Lucy GROGG of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Bessie GAMBLE of Roann, and Dr. D. L. HOFFMAN of Akron; also seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Grandstaff funeral home and will be returned to the late residence Tuesday evening where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the First Brethren church with Rev. NAFF officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, March 27, 1941

Rochester friends late Wednesday received word of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth ROQUET GARRETT, which occurred at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home, 260 East Sixth street, Peru, Ind. Mrs. Garrett, who for several years resided on the Garrett farm a mile and a half southeast of this city, had a host of friends throughout this community. Her death was attributed to complications following an illness of two months' duration. Mrs. Garrett had returned home from a vacation in Florida last February 1st.
Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Margaret (WERNOFF) roquet, was born at Cambridge, Ind., June 1st, 1847. She was 93 years, 9 months and 25 days old at the time of her demise. She and Mr. Garrett were married in Noblesville, Ind., in 1867. Mr. Garrett preceded her in death in 1929.
Mrs. Garrett was active in church work and was a member of the Peru Methodist church, the W.C.T.U., the Women's Society for Christian Service and the home department Sunday school class.
Surviving children include: Frank [GARRETT], of Portland, Ore.; Fred [GARRETT], of Oakland, Calif.; William [GARRETT], of San Francisco; Robert [GARRETT], of Fairbury, Neb.; Mrs. Julia SWEARINGEN of Chicago, and John [GARRETT] and Elsie GARRETT at home. Elsie Garrett during her residency in Rochester was employed as a probation officer.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Allen funeral home in Peru Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. V. L. CLEAR officiating. Burial will be made in Mount Hope cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home, where friends may call after 7 o'clock Thursday evening.

Friday, March 28, 1941

Harry J. ENSWEILLER, aged 58, of Gary, a nephew of Mrs. Val ZIMMERMAN, died at his home, 4448 South Adams street, Gary, yesterday after an illness of two weeks due to lukemia. Mrs. Zimmerman and Mr. Zimmerman were at his bedside when death came. Mr. Ensweiller operated a printing company in Gary and had often visited his aunt in Rochester. The widow, mother and two brothers survive.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Frank GLASS, a former resident of Plymouth, which occurred at Massilon, Ohio, Friday morning. Mr. Glass lived with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur REAM who formerly resided in Rochester. Funeral services for Mr. Glass will be held from the Danielson Funeral Home in Plymouth at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. John BORG, 66, who resided on a farm north of Monterey was burned to death at 11:15 o'clock Thursday morning when she attempted to rekindle a fire with kerosene in a stove at her home.
Mr. Borg, who was working in a field nearby, was attracted to the house by the smoke and carried his wife, who was partially paralyzed for several years, out of the burning building. Mrs. Borg's clothing had been burned off and she died a short time later.
Mrs. Borg was born in St. Louis, Mo., April 28, 1874, and has resided in Starke county for approximately 30 years. Surviving are the husband, one son, Velmar [BORG], Knox, Ind., and two grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Antioch church near Monterey at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Bass Lake cemetery.
The body was moved to the L. Lukenbill funeral home in Leiters Ford where it will remain until Saturday morning when it will be returned to the Borg farm residence.

Saturday, March 29, 1941

John Henry GINTHER, aged 81, died at his home 417 Clayton street, Rochester at 7:10 o'clock Saturday morning after an illness of six months due to complications.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm near Leiters Ford, February 3, 1860. His parents were Roman and Elizabeth GINTHER.
He had lived in Fulton county all of his life and for a number of years was employed by BEYER BROTHERS at their plant in Rochester. His wife was Agnes MILLER of Rochester.
Survivors are the wife, three sons, Silas R. GINTHER, New Albany; Harry [GINTHER] and Lester GINTHER, of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Genevere HALTERMAN, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Bertha HOLLERMAN, of Peru; two brothers, J. O. GINTHER, Delong, and Adam GINTHER, Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. Mary LEEDY, Monon; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the Foster funeral home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

James BUTLER, aged 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess BUTLER, former residents of Rochester, died early Saturday at the home of his parents in Jonesboro. Death followed an illness of two weeks due to pneumonia.
The child was born on June 15, 1931 in Rochester and lived in this city until five years ago when the family moved to Jonesboro to reside.
Survivors are the parents, brother, sister and the paternal grandfather, Barney BUTLER of Rochester.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

William Henry BRAGUNIER, aged 74, died at his farm home, four and one-half miles southwest of Argos at 9:30 o'clock Friday night after an illness of ten days from heart trouble and complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born in Carroll county, June 3, 1866, and was the son of Isaac and Hettie BRAGUNIER. He moved to the Argos community to reside thirty-three years ago from Carroll county.
In a ceremony performed in Lafayette February 19, 1896, Mr. Bragunier was married to Nevada RUNKLE. The deceased always followed the occupation of a farmer and was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Anna VanLUE, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Alice WHITE of Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Ella HOUSMAN, Buffalo, N.Y., and Mrs. Lucy GOULD, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Three sons and a daughter preceded their father in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Argos Methodist church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The body will be returned to the farm residence from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos Saturday evening where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Monday, March 31, 1941

Edmund H. MATTICE, aged 87, prominent resident of Rochester for many years, died at his home, 408 Pontiac street, at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon following an illness of several months.
Born in Middleburg, N.Y., on August 6, 1853 he was the son of David and Hannah MATTICE. On November 27, 1879 he was united in marriage in a ceremony performed at Middleburg to Miss Clara ROWLEY, daughter of Julius ROWLEY, pioneer attorney of Rochester.
For many years prior to 1906, Mr. Mattice was a passenger conductor on the old Lake Erie & Western railroad, residing at Lima, Ohio. He then moved to Rochester where until he retired several years ago he was the agent for the American Express Company.
For more than fifty years, Mr. Mattice was a member of the Solar Lodge of Odd Fellows at Lima, Ohio of which organization he was a charter member.
Surviving besides the wife are two sons, Floyd J. MATTICE of Indianapolis and Max R. MATTICE of Chicago; two granddaughters, a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
Last rites will be conducted from the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge. Burial is to be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will remain at the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments where friends may call.

Mrs. Luella GEHMAN, 66, passed away Monday morning two o'clock at her home three miles north of Twelve Mile, Ind. Death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered several months ago.
Mrs. Gehman was born in Cass county on October 13th, 1874. Her parents were Benjamin and Mary Ann KEEPORT. She was united in marriage with Ira GEHMAN on December 18th, 1901. Mr. Gehman passed away March 7th, 1941. The deceased was a member of the Corinth Brethren church of near Twelve Mile.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mary LAWSON, of Peru; Mrs. Ruth LAWSON, of Twelve Mile; three sons, Rev. Frank GEHMAN of Stockton, Calif.; Dr. Harry GEHMAN, of Buffalo, N.Y.; Rev. Ord GEHMAN, of Cinco, Pa.; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha McWILLIAMS, of Mine Center, Ontario; Mrs. Grace BROWN and Mrs. Chloe NICODEMUS, both of South Bend; Mrs. Goldie CROSSWHITE, of Tyrone, N.C.; a brother, Aaron KEEPORT of Flint, Mich.; and 17 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at the Corinth Brethren church. Rev. OBERHOLSTER of Akron and Rev. Walter BLASBAUGH, of Mexico, Ind. will officiate. Burial will be made in the Corinth cemetery.

April 1, 1941

Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Methodist church at Crown Point for Francis J. KARN, age 51, formerly a court reporter in the Marshall and Fulton county circuit courts. Rev. O. . MANKER, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in the Calumet Park cemetery.
Born in Tyner, Sept. 3, 1889, Karn was admitted to the bar in Plymouth in 1911 and was court reporter of the joint Marshall-Fulton county courts until 1926 when he moved to Crown Point and became court reporter of the Lake county criminal court, a position which he held until his death.
Survivors include his widow, Sadie [KARN]; a son, John [KARN], of Gary; two step-daughters, Mrs. Rufus KARN of Gary, and Mrs. R. D. SHOEMAKER of South Bend; a brother, Harry [KARN] of Tyner; two sisters, Mrs. Maude FRANK and Mrs. Amanda BROWN of Tyner and three grandchildren.

Chauncey D. OVERMYER, aged 72, a former resident of Rochester, died at his home, 131 East Woodside avenue, South Bend, at 10:15 a.m. Monday. He had been ill about two years but his death was unexpected.
He was born in Fulton county, April 22, 1869, and had lived in South Bend for 16 years. He was for two years pastor of the Evangelical church in Portland some 25 years ago and for many years after that was a building contractor. He retired at the time he moved to South Bend.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah MYERS OVERMYER, to whom he was married in Culver, Ind., in 1891; a son, Ralph E. OVERMYER, of Bunker Hill; a daughter, Miss Maine A. OVERMYER, at home; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Amos OVERMYER, of Leiters Ford; and a sister, Mrs. A. E. BABCOCK, Waterman, Ill.
Friends will be received in the residence. Mr. Overmyer was a member of the Broadway Evangelical church in South Bend where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday.
As burial is to be made at Leiters Ford services will be held in the Leiters Ford church at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

Wednesday, April 2, 1941

Mrs. C. C. TEETER has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Jane FOLK, aged 93, which occurred at the home of her son, Charles FOLK in Huntington, Wednesday morning. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered two years ago.
Mrs. Folk was born in Ohio February 20, 1847 but had lived in Indiana since she was a child, most of the time at Huntington. Her husband, Sylvanus FOLK preceded her in death forty years ago. Mrs. Folk was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Elnora HOFFENBURGER, Indianapolis and Mrs. Teeter; three sons, John [FOLK], Charles [FOLK] and Harvey FOLK, all of Huntington and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the Bailey funeral home in Huntington at 2 p.m. Friday with burial in a cemetery near Huntington.

Monday, April 7, 1941

Ellis BURKETT, 61, a life-long resident of the Burket vicinity, died Friday afternoon at the Woodlawn hospital at Rochester. He had been admitted to the hospital two weeks ago and on March 28 he submitted to a major abdominal operation.
Surviving are a brother, Alva BURKETT, of southwest of Burket; and a cousin, Joe BURKETT, of Burket. His wife preceded him in death three years ago.
Funeral services were held at the United Brethren church in Burket at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Rev. CHAMBERLAIN, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial was made in Palestine cemetery.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for James D. BROWN, aged 84, from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence CASTLE, 1014 Fulton avenue. Rev. S. SIMON and Rev. Harry MOUNT officiated. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Brown was a life resident of Rochester and for many years operated a dray line here, later doing custom plowing. He died Saturdey evening in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of four weeks. He was born December 10, 1856 and was the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann (KEEL) BROWN. He was a member of the United Brethren church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Castle; three sons, Eugene [BAKER], Rochester; Cassius [BAKER], Mishawaka; and Henry [BAKER], Traverse City, Mich.; 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Emmaline HARTMAN, preceded him in death.

Funeral rites for Mrs. Anna PLOWMAN, 66, native of Fulton county, and sister of three Royal Center residents, who was killed Friday night when she was knocked down by a truck and run over by a passenger car at the south edge of Niles, Mich., were conducted at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Rutherford funeral home in Niles.
Mrs. Ruth LYNCH of the South Niles church officiated. Burial was made in the Riverside cemetery, Dowagiac.
Mrs. Plowman was crossing the Niles-South Bend highway a short distance from her home about 300 feet south of the Niles city limits when she was knocked down by a truck being driven toward Niles by Frank HUSTON, Dowagiac, who continued north about 150 [sic] before turning the truck around and returning to the scene of the accident. Meanwhile, an auto following the truck and driven by Miss Mildred WEST, Niles, ran over the victim as she lay on the pavement.
The pedestrian is believed to have died instantly from a skull fracture when the truck knocked her to the pavement.
Coroner William PIFER learned from the victim's son that his mother had poor eyesight and with this information he released the truck driver and announced that no inquest would be held.
Mrs. Plowman was born Jan. 14, 1875, in Fulton county and moved to Niles 20 years ago from Dowagiac. Surviving are her husband, Chris PLOWMAN; three children, Theodore SOPHER, Niles, and Mrs. Ruth WILSON and Jerry SOPHER, Dowagiac; a brother, Randall FLOYD, Royal Center; and a half-sister and half-brother, Miss Edith FLOYD and Frank FLOYD, Royal Center.

James F. BOLIN, aged 79, a retired farmer, died at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in a hospital at Logansport after an illness of four months due to complications.
Mr. Bolin was born in South Bend November 28, 1860 and moved to Argos when he was eleven years of age. He lived in the Argos community all of his life until one year ago when he came to Rochester to reside.
The deceased was twice married. He was first married to Ida C. HUFF at Argos in October 1882. She died February 3, 1933 and Mr. Bolin then married Mrs. Mary YARLING in 1935, who survives.
Other survivors are the wife, a son, Charles BOLIN, Plymouth; two brothers, Ed BOLIN, Mishawaka and William BOLIN, Los Angeles, Calif. and two grandchildren.
The last rites will be held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning with Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The Grossman funeral home at Argos is in charge and the body will remain there where friends may call.

Heber PUTERBAUGH, aged 65, a retired farmer who resided on a farm one and a half miles northeast of Argos, was instantly killed at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning in an auto accident which occurred at crossroads four miles east of Plymouth.
Puterbaugh met his death when his car collided with one driven by Dewey MILLER, 42, farmer living near the point where the accident occurred. Puterbaugh was north bound and Miller west bound at the time the accident occurred, according to witnesses.
Officers from Plymouth investigated the accident. Miller who was seriously injured was moved to the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. Puterbaugh's death was due to internal injuries.
The body of Mr. Puterbaugh was taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where no funeral arrangements have been made.
Mr. Puterbaugh is survived by his wife and several children.

Tuesday, April 8, 1941

Funeral services for Heber H. PUTERBAUGH, aged 57, farmer living one mile northeast of Argos who was instantly killed at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning when his car collided with one driven by Dewey MILLER, farmer living four miles east of Plymouth at a cross roads near the Miller farm will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
The services will be in charge of Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian church of which organization the deceased was a member. The body was taken to the Puterbaugh farm residence at 4 p.m. Tuesday from the Grossman funeral home at Argos.
Mr. Puterbaugh was born in Cass county, October 27, 1883, and was the son of Levi and Susan PUTERBAUGH. He had resided in the Argos community since he was a boy where he followed the occupation of farming. He was married to Bertha E. ROOSE, December 25, 1905.
Survivors are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Neva GROSSMAN and Mrs. Evelyn HUGHS, both of Argos; a son, Glen PUTERBAUGH at home; his mother, Mrs. Susan PUTERBAUGH, Sebring, Fla.; two brothers, Anzi PUTERBAUGH, Detroit, and Clifford PUTERBAUGH, Argos; a sister, Mrs. George SNYDER, Argos, and five grandchildren.

Joseph Wesley SHOEMAKER, aged 86, died at the home of his son, Ora SHOEMAKER, in Akron at 7:30 o'clock Monday evening from a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered four days prior to his death.
The deceased was born near Beaver Dam, April 27, 1854, and was the son of Elias and Rebecca SHOEMAKER. His wife preceded him in death 15 years ago. Mr. Shoemaker, who was a retired carpenter, was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Akron.
Surviving are two sons, Ora [SHOEMAKER] and Elmer [SHOEMAKER] of Akron, a daughter, Mrs. Bertha SMITH of near Akron, and two brothers, Isaac [SHOEMAKER] and Dan SHOEMAKER of Beaver Dam.
The last rites will be held from the Church of the Brethren in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. William OVERHOLZER in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery five miles northwest of Akron.
The body was returned to the Ora Shoemaker residence from the Moyer Funeral Home at Akron where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

John P. AMICK, 67, passed away 7:15 Monday evening at his home in Anderson, Ind. Mr. Amick was the father of Mrs. Orvan VanLUE, of this city.
Mr. Amick, who had been a school teacher for 43 years, was an instructor in the Anderson high school at the time of his death. He was a member of the Anderson Methodist church and the Masonic Order.
The survivors are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. VanLue and three grandchildren, John Dick [VanLUE] Billy Joe [VanLUE] and Rebecca Sue VanLUE, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Rozelle funeral home in Anderson. Dr. Bronson of the Anderson Methodist church, will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Anderson cemetery.

Wednesday, April 9, 1941

Rochester friends have received word of the death of D. A. HAUK, which occurred at his home in Sierra Madre, Calif., a few days ago. Mr. Hauk married a Rochester girl who was the daughter of Robert WALLACE, founder of the old WALLACE hotel which was located in the north end of the down-town area.
A clipping from a California newspaper stated that Mr. Hauk was one of the early settlers of Canyon Park. He was born in Ohio and at the time of his passing he was 94 years of age.

Mr. Hauk is survived by his widow, Elizabeth [WALLACE HAUK], two daughters and a son, Wallace [HAUK], all residing in California.

Mrs. Rose GATES, aged 77, died at her home near Ora at 9 o'clock Monday night after an illness of six years due to asthma.
Mrs. Gates was born in Chicago, July 20, 1864, and moved to Ora 20 years ago. In 1904 she married Erastas GATES, who preceded her in death six years ago.
Survivors are one brother, Lennis BYRON of near Ora; two sisters, Hannah JONES and Catherine KATH, both of Chicago.
Last rites were held Wednesday morning at 9:30 in the St. Ann's Catholic church of Monterey. Father KEELERHER officiated. Burial was made in the Ora cemetery.

Relatives here have received word of the death of Dr. George OVERMYER, aged 80, a former resident of Rochester, which occurred at his home in Retsil, Wash., Sunday night. His death was due to a sudden heart attack.
Dr. Overmyer was born in Sandusky, Ohio, and came to Fulton county to reside with his parents, Israel and Sarah OVERMYER, when he was a young boy.
The deceased graduated from the Rochester high school and then studied medicine at Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduation he went to Retsil to practice. Dr. Overmyer served in the United States Army during the World war.
Survivors are the widow; two sons; four daughters; three sisters, Mrs. Guy SMITH, Tiosa; Mrs. Della SMITH, Rochester; and Mrs. Harriett YOUNG, Mentone; and a brother, Fred OVERMYER of Denver, Colo. The late Henry OVERMYER was a brother of Dr. Overmyer.
The funeral services for Dr. Overmyer were held in Retsil with burial there.

Mrs. Jessie A. YEAZEL, aged 77, widow of the late Joseph YEAZEL, died at her home, 1128 South Bancroft avenue, at 8:15 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of six months due to heart trouble. Her condition had been serious for the past week.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county, May 20, 1863. She moved to Rochester with her parents, Emanuel and Nancy J. (CART) MITCHELL when she was a young girl.
In a ceremony performed at Bourbon May 30, 1881 she was married to Mr. Yeazel. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Survivors are two sons, Rev. Fred YEAZEL, pastor of the Home Mission church and Clinton H. YEAZEL of South Bend; a daughter, Rebecca Jane YEAZEL, at home; two brothers, Martin MITCHELL, Marcellus, Mich. and Isaac MITCHELL of Milford; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A son, Isaac [YEAZEL], and a daughter Elsie Emaline [YEAZEL], preceded their mother in death.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, April 10, 1941

Last rites for Mrs. Jessie A. YEAZEL, aged 77, who died at her home, 1128 South Bancroft avenue, Wednesday morning will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD of Kewanna will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

Mrs. Clarence HILL has received word of the death of her father, James B. KILLION, 84, which occurred at the home of his son, Ben KILLION, in Paris, Ill., at 11:50 a.m. Thursday.
Death was due to complications incident to old age. Mr. Killion was ill for two months. He had spent the past winter in California.
Mr. Killion was well known in Rochester where he had often visited his daughter, Mrs. Hill. Survivors include seven daughters and four sons.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Cornettsville at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with interment there.

Friday, April 11, 1941

Funeral services for Elmer E. SLICK, aged 72, former Wabash attorney who died in a Wabash hospital Wednesday following a heart attack were held in Wabash Friday morning with interment at Anderson.
The deceased was born on a farm east of Kewanna and lived there for many years. He was a brother of Herman SLICK of Kewanna who attended the services today.
Atty. Slick was formerly associated with the late Judge Nelson G. HUNTER in Wabash. Judge Hunter was reared in Rochester. For many years Atty. Slick was the legal representative of the Union Traction Company.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Masonic Lodge and was a Knights Templar. Among the survivors are a son, Robert SLICK, Berkley, Calif., and a daughter, Mrs. L. I. CLARK of Indianapolis.

H. Clark CONDON, aged 84, retired Nickle Plate railroad agent in Rochester, but who has been making his home in South Bend for the past year with his daughter, Mrs. Frances MADDUX, died early Thursday afternoon from a heart attack which he suffered while sitting in the Union bus station at Logansport. He was waiting to board the 2:40 o'clock bus for South Bend when stricken.
Dr. Joseph RUBSAM of Logansport was summoned but Mr. Condon was beyond medical aid. The death followed a pleasant visit of one week for Mr. Condon at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur BAKER of Logansport. He is a brother of Mrs. Baker. Mr. Condon had been in good health and had made no complaint of feeling ill.
Mr. Condon was born in Ohio, February 16, 1857 and came to Indiana with his parents when he was very young the family settling in Miami county. His parents were John and Mary CONDON. Mr. Condon learned telegraphy and his first position was at Denver for the old Wabash railroad. This was in 1874 and he worked for five years at the Denver station.
After the five years Mr. Condon had saved enough money to make a trip to Europe. With another friend he spent two years on the continent and while tramping visited every country on the continent. Mr. Condon returned to the United States and sought employment on the Indianapolis, Peru and Chicago railroad.
This railroad which was later known as the Lake Erie & Western and then the Nickle Plate, sent Mr. Condon to Rochester as telegraph operator in October 1881. He was an operator until 1890 when he was made the station agent. Mr. Condon retired November 1, 1935 after 54 years service for the railroad in their Rochester office.
Mr. Condon during his time as railroad employe, saw the number of passenger trains over the local line drop first from ten a day to two and then to have all removed because of competition from traction lines and busses. At that time many excursion trains were operated on the L. E. & W. to Rochester from Indianapolis and other points on the railroad system. Sometimes these excursions would bring a thousand persons to this city.
Mr. Condon was one of the first men to realize the possibilites of Lake Manitou as a summer resort. He at one time owned all of the islands in the lake with the exception of Coney Island. He also built the first summer home at Lake Manitou, this on the site of the present William KING cottage on the east side of the lake.
Mr. Condon had a very retentative mind and could recall many events of an earlier day in Rochester. He always took a four to six weeks vacation trip each year and during these trips visited in Canada and Old Mexico and in every state in the United States with the exception of North Carolina.
Mr. Condon visited friends here last week while on his way to Logansport. While a resident of Rochester, Mr. Condon was active in civic circles here. During the past two years failing eyesight had reduced Mr. Condon's activities to a great extent.
The Condon home was at the corner of Thirteenth and Monroe streets for many years. His wife who was Martha W. WEISE preceded in death, January 7, 1934. Mr. Condon attended the Baptist church.
Survivors are two sons, Walter [CONDON] and Joe [CONDON], Portland, Ore.; four daughters, Mrs. Bernard CLAYTON, Zionsville; Mrs. Howard BARTLETT, Greenville, Miss.; Mrs. Ethel YOUNG, Schuylkill Haven, Pa., and Mrs. Frances MADDUX, Mishawaka; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur BAKER and Mrs. Ida HUTCHINSON, of Logansport; and Mrs. Belle SEARCH, Los Angeles, Calif.
The body was moved to the Easterday funeral home in Logansport and will be brought to the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments in this city Saturday morning where friends may call until the hour of the last rites, 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Zimmerman apartments. Rev. D. S. PERRY will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Clara B. ROBBINS, 76, former resident of this city, passed away Friday morning, 9 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eugene GORDON, of near Macy. Mrs. Robbins' death was attributed to complications following a brief illness. The deceased was the widow of the late George ROBBINS, former rural route mail carrier of Rochester.
Clara B. [SHEETS], daughter of John and Marsha SHEETS, was born August 25, 1864, at North Manchester, Ind. On December 21, 1883, she was united in marriage with George ROBBINS, the ceremony being solemnized in Rochester. Mr. Robbins passed away on May 3, 1916. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Eugene GORDON, of Macy; a son, Virgil McAllister ROBBINS, of Oklahoma; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie CALLOWAY, of Saskatchewan, Canada; a half-sister, Mrs. Ethel NEWMAN, of Rochester; a half-brother, Dr. T. P. COOK, also of this city; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press. The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the Gordon residence where it will lie in state from Saturday evening until the hour of the funeral.

Saturday, April 12, 1941

Funeral services for the late Mrs. George ROBBINS who died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eugene GORDON near Macy, will be held from the Baptist church in Rochester at 2 p.m. Monday. Rev. R. M. BROCK of Macy will officiate with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, Rochester Baptist church pastor, assisting. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, April 14, 1941

Charles H. WILLIAMS, 61, passed away early Sunday morning at his home in Akron. His death was attributed to heart trouble. Mr. Williams had been in ill health for the past six months. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Henry township.
Charles H. Williams was born on February 22nd, 1880 in Iowa. He had been a resident of Akron for the past ten years, moving there from Indianapolis. In May of 1907 he was united in marriage with Miss Grace GIBSON. For the past several years, Mr. Williams operated a filling station at the western edge of Akron.
The survivors are his wife, a sister, Mrs. Robert Semmel ROTH, of Peoria, Ill., his mother, Mrs. Christine GIBSON, of Blue Island, Ill. and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon two o'clock at the Sheets funeral home in Akron. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery northwest of Akron.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Dunkard church west of Tippecanoe, with burial in the cemetery adjacent to the church for Mrs. Frank TIPPY, aged 67, who died at her home, 701 North Monroe street, at 7:20 o'clock Saturday night. Death was due to dropsy and heart trouble and followed an illness of 18 months. She was bedfast for two days prior to her death.
The deceased was born January 2, 1874, in Marshall county near Tippecanoe. Her parents were John and Elizabeth HARDESTY. She was married to Mr. Tippy in a ceremony which was performed at Tippecanoe in November, 1896.
The Tippys lived here after their marriage for several years and then moved to Toledo where they resided for 26 years. Later they lived in Ft. Wayne for four and a half years and in Rochester for the past six years. Mr. Tippy is a radio electrician.
Mrs. Tippy was a member of the Christian Science church at Toledo and of the Eastern Star lodge at Toledo later transferring her membership to the Rochester chapter.
Survivors are the husband and a brother, David HARDESTY, of Chicago.

Harry L. STANTON, 76, of LaPorte, owner of the SPOHN ORCHARDS situated wast of this city, passed away early Monday morning at the Fairview hospital, LaPorte. His death was attributed to pneumonia following an illness of two weeks' duration. The deceased had a host of friends in this community, having often visited relatives here while supervising work at the orchard.
Harry L. Stanton was born September 25th, 1864, in LaPorte county, Indiana. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth STANTON, former residents of Rochester. When but a child of five years of age he and his parents moved to Nebraska, residing in the city of Calhoun for three years. The elder Stanton and his family then removed to the Winnebago Indian Reservation where he was employed by the government. Harry Stanton attended the Indian reservation schools and became so adept in the mastery of the Indian language that he was employed as clerk of a government trading post for a few years.
The family returned to LaPorte a few years later where in the year 1885 Harry L. Stanton was united in marriage with Zayda Belle WELLER. His wife preceded him in death in 1934.
For a number of years Mr. Stanton was employed by Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company of Chicago as a buyer. In 1904, Mr. Stanton left the Chicago firm and returned to LaPorte and built a permanent home at Stone Lake, which is known as the Stanton Place. A short time later the LaPorte man formed a partnership with the late William WALTON and purchased the large orchard which lies directly west of the Rochester recreational park. The deceased was a member and former president of the New Church, of LaPorte.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Howard O. SHAFER and Mrs. Frank STERNER, both of this city.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Stanton Place, Stone Lake, LaPorte. Rev. R. K. BILLINGS of LaPorte, assisted by his father, Rev. Percy BILLINGS of Chicago, will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Pine Lake cemetery, near LaPorte.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Arch WRIGHT home near Monterey for Mrs. Emma Viola HOARE 28. Rev. William SCHROER of Rochester officiated.
Mrs. Hoare passed away Thursday at her home in Alton, Ill., following a lengthy illness. The deceased was born September 26th, 1912, at Stoughton, Wis.
Surviving are the husband, James D. HOARE; her father, Alvin GOFF, of Monroe, Wis.; a brother, Raymond GOFF, of Scaoto Mills, Ill., and a sister, Frances GOFF, of White Water, Wis. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey.

What is thought to have been the oldest set of triplets in the United States was broken by death Saturday when Mrs. Emma Elizabeth MARTINDALE, aged 76, former evangelist and pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist church died at her home, 710 South Eddy street, South Bend.
Mrs. Martindale had been ill since last February with a heart ailment. She was a native of Rochester and was born here August 6, 1864.
The surviving triplet sisters are Mrs. J. H. ZEITERS of Oconomowoc, Wis., and Mrs. Tobias HELSEL of Plymouth. In a ceremony performed in Rochester in 1884 she was married to H. A. MARTINDALE who died in 1925.
A greater portion of the time since her husband's death Mrs. Martindale had resided in South Bend. For many years she and her brother, Rev. S. A. MOW of Rochester, traveled the United States in evangelistic work.
Mrs. Martindale and her two sisters had often entered plural birth contests such as those conducted at the twin's convention in Fort Wayne each year and in each they always won the honor of being the oldest set of triplets present.
Surviving besides the two sisters are four daughters, Miss Mable MARTINDALE, Mrs. G. E. LAMAR, Miss Eunice MARTINDALE and Mrs. Howard BERGER, all of South Bend; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The last rites were held from the Wesleyan Methodist church in South Bend this afternoon with the Rev. E. W. MULLENS of Marion in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Roann.

Howard D. KING, aged 53, died at 5:30 o'clock Monday morning in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one week from pneumonia which followed an attack of influenza.
Little could be learned about Mr. King here today. He is a native of Green Bay, Wis., where he has a number of relatives. They will arrive in Rochester Tuesday aftenoon.
Mr. King had been associated with Fred MOORE in the manufacture of oil burners for the past seven years. Their plant was at 502 North Main street. Mr. King had an apartment in the rear of the plant.
The body has been moved to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.

Just as the first streaks of light through the eastern skies heralded the approach of Easter morn an auto accident occurred on Road 25 two miles south of this city in front of the Porter HAIMBAUGH residence which caused the death of one man and the injury of five others. Three of the men in the crash were from Rochester and the others were Macy residents.
The accident involved two cars which sideswiped each other. It is believed the accident occurred when the driver of one of the cars involved fell asleep and allowed his vehicle to weave over to the wrong side of the road. The injured were moved to Woodlawn hospital.
The dead man is Henry GEIGER, aged 27, of 716 North Madison street, father of two small children. His neck was broken. He was riding with Dee VanDALSEN, 26, of Macy, a married man, who was his boyhood chum. VanDalsen suffered lacerations of neck, cuts, one of which grazed the jugular vein, and many bruises.
The other injured were Roy HILL, 23, owner of the Wall Street barber shop, several scalp wounds and numerous bruises. One cut practically scalped him. Hill was driving his car and was riding alone.
Lowell COLLINS, 25, Macy fractured left leg and many body bruises. His condition is serious.
Richard STAHL, 19, of Macy, fractured right ankle and cuts about the head and body.
Earl THOMPSON, 19, of Rochester, cuts and bruises. Condition is favorable.
The accident occurred while Hill was enroute to Fulton to spend Easter with his aged mother. He had worked late Saturday night in his barber shop which he acquired early last week. He was driving his 1935 Chevrolet coach.
Mr. VanDALSEN had left Macy around 8 o'clock Saturday evening with Collins and Stahl in VanDalsen's 1930 Ford Tudor. They were met in Rochester by Geiger and Thompson. At the time of the accident the five men were returning from Logansport.
Sheriff Russell VOORHEES, State Detective Estil BEMENDERFER, Night Patrolman Manford NEWELL and Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, were called to the scene of the fatal accident. The injured were taken to Woodlawn hospital in the Ora Foster ambulance, and Geiger was moved to the Foster funeral home.
Dr. Stinson, and the officers have been able to obtain statements from Hill, Stahl and Thompson but because of their physical condition no attempt has been made to question Collins and VanDalsen who are still suffering greatly from shock.
Mr. Geiger was born March 13, 1913 in Milford, Ind. His parents were Charles and Nellie GEIGER. On June 5, 1934 he was married to Betty SLAYBAUGH of Rochester and he has resided here during the past year moving here from Akron where Geiger was formerly employed in the shovel factory. For the past seven weeks Mr. Geiger was employed as a driver by the STEWART BAKERY.
A member of the Akron Church of God, he is survived by the widow; two children, Joe Allen [GEIGER], 5; and Connie Ray [GEIGER], 2; the mother, Nellie [GEIGER], Akron; five sisters, Mrs. Mabel CROFT, Macy; Mrs. Guy HILL and Mrs. Russell TILDEN, of Akron; Mrs. Faye POWELL, Macy; and Mrs. Jack BECK, Rochester; three brothers, Lloyd [GEIGER], Saratoga, Wyo.; Cloyce [GEIGER], Akron; and Richard [GEIGER], Rochester.

The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. The body was moved Monday afternoon from the Foster funeral home to the home of Richard Geiger, a brother, who resides at 1106 Elm street, where friends may call.

Tuesday, April 15, 1941

Dorothy Ellen [ROSS], 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fay ROSS of Inwood former residents of the Macy and Fulton community, died at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning at her parents' home in Inwood. Death was due to hydroziphalus and followed a short illness.
Born April 26, 1936, in Miami county, the child is survived by the parents; seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Alice GRAY, Peru; Walter [ROSS], Gerald [ROSS], Dale [ROSS], Robert [ROSS] and Phyllis [ROSS], all at home; and the grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Charles ROSS, Fulton; and Mr. and Mrs. Walter BUTT, Deedsville.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Mud Lake chapel Rev. DAVIDSON in charge. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.
The body is at the home of the grandparents in Fulton.

Wednesday, April 16, 1941

Mrs. Mabel REISH MILLISER, aged 56, died at her farm home two miles southwest of Leiters Ford at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death followed an illness of 18 months due to complications.
The deceased was a life resident of the Leiters Ford community and was born there August 5, 1884. Her parents were Calvin and Elizabeth (HUNTER) REISH. In a ceremony performed in Monterey, June 4, 1905, she was married to Stephen MILLISER.
Survivors are the husband; a son, Dr. Russell MILLISER, Columbus, O.; a daughter, Mrs. Verna GABY, Flint, Mich; four sisters, Mrs. William EMMONS, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Audra McCOY, Pi1ua, O.; Mrs. Florence PICKENS, Indianapolis and Mrs. Lester MAHLER, Napoleon, O.; two brothers, William REISH, Kent, O., and Forrest REISH, Barberton, O., and two grandchildren, Vanrue [GABY] and Joan GABY. A son, Hugh MILLISER, preceded his mother in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Leiters Ford at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. John WALTON, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Leiters Ford.
The body can be viewed at the Lukenbill funeral home in Leiters Ford until Friday morning when it will be returned to the Milliser farm residence.

John Franklin [DIELMAN], 15-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard DIELMAN of Logansport, died in the Cass County hospital at Logansport at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning from complications.
The baby was born in the Cass County hospital on April 1. Survivors besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. JONES of Logansport and the paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. F. C. DIELMAN of Fulton.
Last rites were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning from the chapel in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with Rev. R. E. VANCE, pastor of the Logansport United Brethren church officiating. Burial was made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, April 18, 1941

Dr. Dean K. STINSON, Fulton county coroner, today filed his report in the county clerk's office in the death of Henry GEIGER, aged 27, of Rochester, who was killed early Easter morning in an auto accident two miles south of Rochester on Road 25.
The coroner found that Mr. Geoger died of a broken neck and other injuries. He was riding in an automobile driven by Dee VanDALSEN, 26, of Macy. Other occupants of this car were Lowell COLLINS, 24, and Richard STAHL, 19, of Macy and Earl THOMPSON, 19, of Rochester.
Geiger was killed when cars driven by VanDalsen and Roy HILL, 24, of Rochester, collided.
Sworn statements were made by Collins, Thompson, Stahl, VanDalsen and Hill which were made a matter of record in the case.
Substantially the reports are that the three Macy men came to Rochester in the VanDalsen car and that the machine, a 1930 Ford Tudor, had but one headlight which was never repaired.
The three men arrived in Rochester about 9 o'clock and purchased a pint of whiskey in the BERGHOFF CAFE.
The three men got into the car and drove to the STREAMLINER where they purchased three bottles of Coca Cola which they, as their statements said, then "spiked" with whiskey.
The men then visited MAC'S PLACE to see what was going on and then drove to the WEST SIDE HOTEL at Lake Manitou which they found was closed.
The trio then drove to WALT'S TAVERN at Lake Manitou where Collins said he had a bottle of beer. They returned to Rochester where Stahl met a girl friend about 10:30 and walked home with her and this interim VanDalsen and Collins, according to Collins, went to the TOM THUMB where each had a bottle of beer.
Stahl returned and all went to the EVERGREEN LUNCHROOM where they met Geiger and Thompson. At Geiger's suggestion they decided to drive to Logansport.
As the car was partially filled with clothes belonging to VanDalsen a trip was made to Macy where the clothes were unloaded and the trip to Logansport was started from there.
The five men arrived in Logansport about 2 a.m. and went to the A. F. of L. club room where their sworn statements said, beer was purchased. On the return trip to Rochester which started at 4 a.m. Collins said that he and VanDalsen got out of the car south of Metea and walked around a little. The other occupants were sleeping.
VanDalsen, Collins and Stahl's stories differ in as to the one who made the purchase of the pint of whiskey. Stahl also said that when VanDalsen stopped the car near Metea he asked him why he had stopped and VanDalsen replied that he was walking to wake up a bit.
Hill in his statement said the he noticed the VanDalsen car approaching from the south and that it was being driven to the left of the center of the highway and that in an effort to avoid the accident he cut his car to the east side of the road but too late to avoid the crash.

Mrs. Martha Alice KINSEY, 65, lifelong resident of near Mentone, died Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Woodlawn hospital in Rochester, where she had been a patient for some time. Mrs. Kinsey, who submitted to an operation following a long illness, had been confined to her bed since December.
She was born in Mentone, November 7, 1875, the daughter of William H. and Mary JENNINGS CATTELL. On June 15, 1899, she was united in marriage to Francis E. KINSEY. The deceased was a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Elma CATTELL; two sons, Kenneth L. KINSEY and Robert L. KINSEY, of Mentone; an aunt, Mrs. Cora JOHNSON and several cousins and distant relatives.
Funeral services were held at the Kinsey home south of Mentone Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. COLLINS, Methodist minister of Mentone, officiating. Burial was made in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery. R. G. Reed funeral home, Mentone, was in charge of the arrangements.

Milo HAROLD, aged 75, died at his home at the west edge of Athens at 11:15 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of several months due to complications.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county where he followed the occupation of farming. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis HAROLD. Mr. Harold was a member of the Athens United Brethren church and his wife was Etta HART.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Gordon HAROLD of Anderson, and Forest HAROLD of Ft. Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth JONES and Mrs. Louise GOOD, both of Akron and three grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Floyd HARDY in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery near Athens.

Mrs. Ruth A. TODD, 48, of near Grass Creek passed away at 9:30 o'clock Thursday evening at the Cass County hospital. Death was attributed to complications following a three months' illness. Mrs. Todd had been a resident of the Grass Creek community for 28 years, coming there from Gibson City, Ill.
Mrs. Todd was born January 11th, 1893, at Gibson City, Ill. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. James HANSEN. On June 14th, 1911, she was united in marriage with Roy W. TODD, the ceremony being solemnized at Gibson City, Ill. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church and the Rebekah lodge of Grass Creek.
Surviving are the husband, Roy W. TODD; a son, Bruce TODD of Demotte; a sister, Minnie THOMAS, of Grass Creek; a brother, William HANSON, of Gibson City, Ill.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Grass Creek United Brethren church. Rev. HUBBART will officiate. Interment will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Todd home from six o'clock Friday evening until the hour of the services.

Funeral services for Clarence ALBRIGHT, aged 41, farmer of near Argos, who was killed by lightning Wednesday afternoon, will be held from the Christian church in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Ernest TREBER will be in charge and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos. The parents of the dead man, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron ALBRIGHT of Argos, were enroute home from a winter vacation in Florida when their son was killed. The elder Albrights were in an auto accident in Tennessee and were in a hospital when they were told of their son's death. They are making the remainder of the trip home by train.

Monday, April 21, 1941

Mrs. Alice (Lewis) LeBOLD, 72, of Kewanna, was found dead in her bed at 4 a.m. Sunday by her husband. Although Mrs. LeBold had been in failing health for the past few months, her condition had not been regarded as extremely grave and her sudden passing was a severe shock to her many friends in that community.
Mrs. LeBold had been a resident of Kewanna for the past 20 years moving there from Elkhart, Ind.
Alice CAILLOUETTE was born August 15th, 1868, in Iroquois county, Illinois. She was united in marriage with Lewis LeBOLD on April 28th, 1908. Mrs. LeBold was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church of Kewanna.
The survivors are her husband; two brothers, W. B. CAILLOUETTE, of Nashville, Tenn.; George CAILLOUETTE, of Hammond, Ind.; and three sisters, Mrs. Elmira RAYMOND, of St. Ann, Ill.; Mrs. Elizabeth PERRY, of Ossian, Ind., and Mrs. Emma ANDREWS, of North Liberty, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, 9 o'clock, at the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. Interment will be made in the Monterey cemetery.

Thursday, April 24, 1941

Mrs. Mary BIDDINGER GOHEEN, aged 36, wife of Herman GOHEEN, farmer living three miles south of Argos on Road 31, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday in a hospital at Logansport. Death followed an illness of two years.
The deceased was born near Walnut October 7, 1904, and was the daughter of Dan and Minnie BIDDINGER. She was twice married first to Lawrence BODEY, who died in 1925, and the second time in 1927 to Mr. Goheen. Mrs. Goheen was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are the husband, three daughters, Mary Ellen BODEY, Frances BODEY and Wilma Jean BODEY, all at home, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan BIDDINGER of Argos and a sister, Mrs. Ernest LEWIS, also of Argos.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Christian church in Argos with the Rev. A. M. THOMAS in charge. Burial will be made in the Brethren cemetery near Walnut.
The body will be moved to the Goheen home from an Argos funeral home at 10 o'clock Friday morning where friends may call.

Friends living in the Green Oak community have received word that Chester PLOUGH who formerly lived in the Green Oak neighborhood, died at his farm home west of Kokomo Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Main Street Methodist church in Kokomo at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.

Friday, April 25, 1941

Mrs. Agnes M. HENDRICKSON, aged 85, who had been a resident of Wayne township for 72 years, died at 6 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of her son, Florence HENDRICKSON, near Grass Creek with whom she made her home. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several weeks' duration.
Mrs. Hendrickson was born in Yorkshire, England, October 23, 1855. Her parents were Thomas and Elizabeth HARRISON. She was wed to George P. HENDRICKSON September 22, 1887. Mr. Hendrickson died in 1927. Mrs. Hendrickson was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church at Grass Creek and of the American Legion auxiliary.
Survivors are three sons, Florence [HENDRICKSON] with whom she lived; Lawrence [HENDRICKSON] of Fulton, Minden [HENDRICKSON] of Mendham, N.J.; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth LOUGH of Rochester; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Milan [HENDRICKSON], died seven years ago.
The last rites will be held from the United Brethren church in Grass Creek at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Mrs. John FALL, aged 68, died at her home in Kewanna at 5:30 o'clock Friday morning from complications which followed an attack of influenza which she suffered seven weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Francisville, Ind., June 19, 1871 and had lived near Kewanna practically her entire lifetime.
Survivors are the husband and five children.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Kewanna Baptist church with Rev. Hugh HALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Shafer cemetery near Kewanna.

Charles (Jakey) MYERS died Thursday morning at the Fulton County Infirmary where he had lived for several years. He was for many years a resident of Akron where he was a day laborer. The only survivor in Akron is a niece, Mrs. Eunice KAMP. Funeral services wil be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron.

Frank KUMLER today received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Earl E. HEIMBURGER, Frankfort, which occurred Thursday night at the home of a daughter in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she was visiting. Death was due to a heart attack.
The deceased was Pearl KUMLER. She was born near Grass Creek and attended schools at Grass Creek and Rochester. Her husband is Rev. E. E. HEIMBURGER who is pastor of a Methodist church in Frankfort.
Survivors are the husband, four sons, three daughters, three brothers and two sisters. Among the relatives are two brothers, Frank KUMLER of Rochester and Roy KUMLER of Kewanna and a sister, Mrs. A. J. MURRAY of Grass Creek.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. Emma RICHARDSON GOOD, aged 75, wife of Alvin H. GOOD, died at her farm home two miles northeast of Rochester at 6:35 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Fulton county, August 27, 1865 and her parents were Riley and Rebecca RICHARDSON. She was married to Alvin H. GOOD on November 4, 1883. Mrs. Good was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Survivors are the husband; son, Fred GOOD, Rochester; daughter, Stella [GOOD], of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Jane SWANSON, Milwaukee, Wis. and Mrs. Sadie SWARTZLANDER, Akron; two brothers, Charles GOOD, Spokane, Wash. and Lot GOOD of Everett, Wash.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. An infant son, three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
The last rites will be held from the Rochester Church of God at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with burial in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will be at the Foster funeral home until 2 p.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the Good home where friends may call.

Saturday, April 26, 1941

An error as to survivors was made in the obituary of Mrs. Alvin GOOD as it was carried in The News-Sentinel. She is survived by two brothers, Lot RICHARDSON, Spokane, Wash., six grandsons, two granddaughters and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl (KUMLER) HEIMBURGER, aged 56, wife of Rev. Earl HEIMBURGER, pastor of the Tabernacle Methodist church in Frankfort will be held from the United Brethren church at Grass Creek at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Grass Creek.
Mrs. Heimburger, who was reared at Grass Creek, died Thursday night from a heart attack while visiting her sister, Mrs. Carrie PULLEN, at McGregor, Iowa. The body arrived in Frankfort Saturday.
Services will be held in the Tabernacle Methodist church at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning after which the funeral party will go to Grass Creek. Friends may call at the Godwin Funeral Home in Frankfort after 10 a.m. Sunday. The body will be taken to the church at Frankfort between the hours of 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Monday after which time the casket will be closed at Frankfort.
Mrs. Heimburger had resided in Frankfort for ten months moving there from Terre Haute. The Rev. Mr. Heimburger had served pastorates at Montmorenci, Otterbein, Reynolds, Zionsville and Thorntown.
Surviving with the husband are the following children: John J. [HEIMBURGER], of Washington, D.C.; Wallace [HEIMBURGER], Logansport; Albert [HEIMBURGER], Thorntown; Mrs. William PELZ, Indianapolis; Mrs. Jack ROBERTS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Alice Marie [HEIMBURGER], at home; two grandchildren; three brothers, Frank KUMLER, Rochester; H. B. KUMLER, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Roy KUMLER, Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. A. J. MURRAY, Grass Creek, and Mrs. Carrie PULLEN, McGregor, Iowa.

Roy WOLFORD, 57, well known blacksmith of the Tiosa community, passed away Saturday. Details of his death and funeral arrangements were not available as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press. They will appear in Monday's issue.

Carol Ann [THOMAS], 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William THOMAS, died at her parents' home northeast of the city at 9:40 o'clock Saturday morning after an illness of three days due to a strep throat. The child died about ten minutes after her grandfather, Roy WOLFORD, had succumbed. Carol Ann is survived by her parents, a sister, Joan [THOMAS] and a brother, Dale [THOMAS].

Monday, April 28, 1941

Death claimed two members of a Tiosa family within thirty minutes Saturday morning when George Leroy (Roy) WOLFORD, aged 57, died at 9:30 o'clock and his granddaughter, Carol Ann THOMAS, aged 3, passed away at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Wolford died from a heart ailment following an illness of four months while Carol Ann's death was due to a throat affliction after being ill for only three days.
Mr. Wolford was a blacksmith and had been in charge of the welding and blacksmith shop at Culver Military Academy for the past twenty years. While serving in such a capacity he cared for all of the horses at the academy including the famous Black Horse Troop.

Mr. Wolford was a life resident of Fulton county and was born November 30, 1883, the son of John W. and Lydia (WAECHTER) WOLFORD. He was twice married, first to Fanny VanDUYNE in 1904, and she died in July, 1922. His second marriage was to Mary Ann BRIERLEY on August 22, 1933.
Survivors are the wife, four children, Mrs. Faye FISHBURN, Plymouth; Mrs. Mae THOMAS, Tiosa; Liale [WOLFORD] and Leroy [WOLFORD], at home; the mother, Mrs. WOLFORD, Grand Forks, N.D.; four brothers, William WOLFORD, South Bend; Charles WOLFORD, Mapes, N.D.; Earl WOLFORD, Devil's Lake, N.D.; and Walter WOLFORD, Grand Forks, N.D.; three sisters, Mrs. P. J. IVERSON, Fargo, N.D.; Mrs. Victor WESLIN and Mrs. Oscar OLSON, Grand Forks, N.D., and an aunt, Mrs. Rosetta WOLFORD, Amboy.
Carol Ann [THOMAS] was the daughter of William and Ada THOMAS. She was born May 17, 1937. Survivors are the parents, a sister, Joan Irene [THOMAS] and a brother, Dale [THOMAS].
Funeral services for Mr. Wolford will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Brethren church at Tiosa with the Rev. Loren LEMMERT officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
Private funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Foster Funeral Home with Rev. G. J. LONG officiating for Carol Ann THOMAS. Interment was in the Citizen's cemetery.

George Anthon HIRSCH, 61, prominent grain dealer, died at 11:45 o'clock Saturday night at his home, 914 East Broadway, Logansport, following a lingering illness.
Mr. Hirsch and his brother, Henry C. HIRSCH, of 811 High street, Logansport, for years operated the elevators at Clymers and Grass Creek.
Surviving besides the brother are: the widow; the mother, Mrs. Mary HIRSCH of Celina, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde SPRIGGS and Mrs. Edmond BRANDTS, both of Celina, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in the St. Vincent church, Logansport, with Father John SCHALL in charge. The body will be taken to St. Mary's Ohio, for burial in the Catholic cemetery there.
The body was removed to the home Sunday evening from the Kroger Funeral Home in Logansport.

Winamac, Ind., April 28. - Johnny Charles SCOTT, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCOTT of Ora, died Sunday noon at the Riley hospital in Indianapolis, following complications which developed from scarlet fever.
Two of his sisters, Nancy [SCOTT] and Wanda Belle [SCOTT], also stricken with the same illness, but are reported in satisfactory condition.
Surviving are: the parents; four other sisters, Myra [SCOTT], Nancy [SCOTT], Wanda Belle [SCOTT] and Helen [SCOTT]; two brothers, Chester, [SCOTT], Jr. and Tommy [SCOTT], all at home.
The body was removed to the Lukenbill funeral home at Leiters Ford pending funeral arrangements.

Tuesday, April 29, 1941

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Scott residence in Ora for John Charles SCOTT, aged five, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester SCOTT. The youngster died in the Riley hospital, Indianapolis, Sunday afternoon after being taken there Saturday evening. Surviving are the parents, six brothers and sisters, Wanda Belle [SCOTT], Nancy [SCOTT], Myra [SCOTT], Helen [SCOTT], Chester [SCOTT], Jr., and Thomas [SCOTT]. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery near Ora.

Glen J. RUSH, aged 42, former Fulton county resident, died at his home in Plymouth at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon from a heart attack which he suffered earlier in the afternoon while he was on a business trip to Culver.
Mr. Rush was born February 23, 1899 in South Bend. He was an orphan and was reared by Mr. and Mrs. John WALTERS who reside on a farm west of this city in the Leiters Ford community.
Mr. Rush had lived in Plymouth for the past seven years where he was a driver of an oil truck for the Marshall County Farm Bureau. It was while driving an oil truck at Culver that he suffered the fatal heart seizure.
He was married to Vera CAREY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave CAREY. Mr. Rush was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Survivors are the widow; two brothers, Dave RUSH, South Bend and William RUSH, LaPorte; and four sisters, Mrs. Maude CARPENTER, South Bend; Mrs. Cora Mae POTTS and Mrs. Catherine POTTS of Mishawaka and Mrs. Martha MUMMEY of LaPaz.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Rochester Baptist church with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
A short funeral service will be held in Plymouth before the cortege leaves for Rochester. The body of Mr. Rush was moved to his residence in Plymouth this afternoon from the Danielson funeral home at Plymouth.

Friday, May 2, 1941

John BAKER, aged 75, died at his home in Delong Thursday at 11 o'clock from a heart attack. He had been confined to his home by illness for a week but his death was unexpected.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and he was born October 11, 1865. His parents were Paul and Eva BAKER. His father was born in Germany. The deceased was a day laborer. His wife died 17 years ago.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Eunice BUSWELL, LaJuanita, Colo.; two sons, Glen BAKER, Pueblo, Colo.; and Earl BAKER of Delong; a brother, Joseph BAKER, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Mary ZEHENDER, South Bend; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be held from the Lukenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. John WALTON, pastor of the Methodist church at Leiters Ford officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Carl L. PERSONETT, aged 60, at one time a farm resident of Newcastle township and a retired farmer died at his home in Mentone at 6:10 p.m. Thursday. Death was due to a heart ailment from which he had suffered for ten years. His condition had been serious for the past seven days.
Mr. Personett was born on a farm near Sevastapool, June 7, 1880. His parents were Frederick and Katherine PERSONETT. He had spent his entire life time in Kosciusko and Fulton counties and had been a resident of Mentone for ten years. Mr. Personett was a member of the Methodist church at Mentone and of the Gleaners lodge at Talma.
Survivors are the widow, Effie PERSONETT; a son, Herbert PERSONETT, Ft. Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Helen BLUE, Bourbon, and Mrs. Agnes COOK, South Bend, and nine grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Mentone at 2 p.m. (CST) Saturday with Rev. C. C. COLLINS officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mentone.

Claude M. STUDEBAKER received a message yesterday telling of the death of his brother, Ira C. STUDEBAKER, former resident of Logansport and Fulton who died Friday morning in Denver, Colo., where he had been engaged in the mining business for the past two years.
Mr. Studebaker was born in Cass county on January 21, 1881, the son of Thomas and Emily STUDEBAKER. He was engaged in the restaurant business in Logansport for twenty years. He was a member of Tipton Masonic lodge of Logansport.
Surviving are the widow, Lola [STUDEBAKER]; the mother, Mrs. Emily STUDEBAKER; a sister, Mrs. Harley SHIELDS, both of Wilder, Idaho; and the brother, Claude [STUDEBAKER], of this city.
The body will be returned to the Chase-Miller funeral home in Logansport some time Sunday. Time of the funeral cannot be made until the family reaches Logansport, but burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.

Charles Alexander SMITH, aged 72, for many years the operator of a retail paint store in Indianapolis died suddenly at 7:15 o'clock Friday night while he was visiting his daughter, Mrs. Earl MONTGOMERY, Indianapolis, at her cottage on the Tippecanoe river near Leiters Ford.
The wife of the dead man has been seriously ill for some time in a hospital at Indianapolis and his daughter thought that a few days' respite at the river cottage would aid her aged father. He came to Leiters Ford on Tuesday.
Mr. Smith died from a coronary embolism, Dr. Dean STINSON, Fulton county coroner, stated after holding his inquest. The only survivors are the wife and the daughter, Mrs. Montgomery.
The body was moved to the Lukenbill Chapel at Leiters Ford and was taken to Indianapolis today where burial will be made in the Crown Hill cemetery either Sunday or Monday.

John Wilson SAGER, aged 87, farmer living five miles southwest of Kewanna, died at 1:30 o'clock Saturday after an illness of three years due to complications. He had been in serious condition for two weeks.
The deceased was born in November, 1853, in Clinton county and had lived near Kewanna for the past twenty years moving there from Georgetown. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. William SAGER.
Survivors are his wife, Helen [SAGER], and two daughters, one of whom is Mrs. Bessie ALLEN of Indianapolis.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete bur burial will be made in the cemetery at Georgetown.

Monday, May 5, 1941

Funeral services for John William SAGER, 87, farmer of near Kewanna who died early Saturday morning were held from the McCloskey chapel in Logansport at 11 o'clock Monday morning. Rev. Francis REESE officiated. Burial was made in Keeps Creek cemetery in Carroll county.

Warren S. ENTSMINGER, aged 85, died at his home, 512 East Eighth street, at 6 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of seven months due to complications. During the time he was ill he fell and fractured a hip while walking in his home.
The deceased was born in Bluffton, March 8, 1856, the son of Amos and Catherine ENTSMINGER. He had lived in Fulton county practically his entire lifetime. He was a retired farmer and for many years lived on farms in the northern part of Fulton county.
In 1883 he was married to Eliza KESSLER. Mr. Entsminger was a member of the Baptist church at Mentone.
Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Edna TEEL; eight grandchildren; one step-grandchild and a great-grandchild; two brothers, Clyde ENTSMINGER and Henry ENTSMINGER, both of Rochester and a sister, Mrs. James COPLEN, also of Rochester. A son, brother and sister preceded in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist church at Mentone at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the Rochester Baptist church officiating.
The body will be returned to the residence from the Foster funeral home Tuesday morning where friends may call.

William C. RANS, aged 67, prominent farmer of Wayne township who resided a mile east of Grass Creek, was found dead in the barnyard of his home late Saturday morning.
Dr. Dean STINSON, Fulton county coroner, was called and after his inquest held that Mr. Rans had died from a coronary embolism.
Mr. Rans, who lived alone had hitched his horse to the buggy and was preparing to drive to Grass Creek with several baskets full of eggs when he was stricken.
Mr. Rans fell in front of his horse who evidently sensing somethins was wrong with his master stood by and did not attempt to pull the buggy over the prostrate form of his owner.
The body was first seen by a passing motorist, Ira KALEY of Logansport. He went to Rans' neighbor, Otto APPLEGATE, and told him about having noticed a man lying in the Rans driveway in front of a horse.
Applegate, his son-in-law, Martin BRUMBAUGH, who is teacher in the Grass Creek schools, and Kaley went to the Rans farm where they found Mr. Rans had succumbed.
Mr. Rans, born in Grass Creek, was a lifelong resident of that community. His only immediate survivor is a nephew, Harry CREERY, Logansport.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Monday at the United Brethren church at Grass Creek. Burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.

George W. FULTZ, a pioneer retired farmer of this community, passed away at his home, 505 Ohio street, 1:40 o'clock p.m. Sunday. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of several years' duration. Mr. Fultz had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.

George W., son of Curtis and Hannah FULTZ, was born May 12th, 1851, in Newcastle township, Fulton county, Indiana. On September 10th, 1905, he was united in marriage with Emma THOMPSON. Mr. Fultz followed the occupation of farming for a long number of years, and upon retirement moved to Rochester where he made his home. The deceased was a member of the Adventist church.
The survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie MOORE of Michigan City, Ind.; Mrs. Ruth PEARSON, of Berrien Springs, Mich., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Foster funeral home. Rev. S. E. WRIGHT, of South Bend, will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The family requests that floral offerings be omitted.

Tuesday, May 6, 1941

Mrs. Susan Katherine [BABCOCK] BUNN WALLACE, 87, passed away at 2:53 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde LOUGH, 416 West Eighth street, this city. Mrs.Wallace had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this community. She moved to Rochester three years ago from the Richland Center neighborhood.
Susan Katherine, daughter of Rev. Andrew E. and Anna (LAWRENCE) BABCOCK, was born in Fulton county, on January 13th, 1854. On March 22, 1876, she was united in marriage with Francis M. BUNN. Ten children were born to this union, five of whom survive, namely: Floyd Babcock BUNN, Albert [BUNN] and Edward BUNN, and two daughters, Ethel [BUNN] and Ada [BUNN]. Mr. Bunn preceded her in death on December 3rd, 1918.
Mrs. Bunn was united in wedlock with Newton O. WALLACE on November 11th, 1920; Mr. Wallace passing away September 10th, 1938. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Jordan Baptist church and was an active worker in the religious and social affairs of her community. The deceased also was an honorary member of the Grandview Ladies Aid.
Survivors other than those aforementioned are 18 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. A brother, A. E. BABCOCK, of Waterman, Ill., also survives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Richland Center Methodist church. Rev. John Paul JONES will be in charge of the services and burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Lough home up until the hour of the services, it was stated.

Wednesday, May 7, 1941

Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the funeral services Thursday afternoon in the Richland Center Methodist church for the late Mrs. Susan Katherine BUNN WALLACE who died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde LOUGH, 416 West Eighth street. A short service will be held in the Lough home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday after which the cortege will leave for the church.

Mrs. Lester BORING, 49, of Bourbon, died at noon Tuesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth of complications resulting from a two-month illness.
Mrs. Boring was the wife of the Northern Indiana Power company manager at Bourbon and the family lived in Rochester for several years. She was a member of the Methodist church at Bourbon and of the Eastern Star lodge.
She was born at Tipton, Ind., June 16, 1891, the daughter of John and Sarah MURPHY. She married Mr. Boring in 1908. Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Anna May CRUM and Mrs. Gale GRANT, both of Indianapolis; and a brother, Asher MURPHY of Fresno, Calif. Several half-brothers and half-sisters also survive.
Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Bourbon at 12 o'clock (CST) Friday. Burial will be made at Tipton at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 8, 1941

Charles Jefferson WARD, 92, died Wednesday, May 7th, 2:00 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruth ROYER, Peru. Death was due to complications incident to old age, after an illness of twelve days.
The decedent was born in Chili, Miami county, on May 30, 1848. He had made his home with his daughter since November and prior to that time had spent several months in Rochester with his son, Truman WARD.
Mr. Ward, the son of William and Grace A. WARD, was thrice married; to Sarah Frances HURSEY in Chili on January 22, 1873; on September 25, 1895 to Laura MILLER in Paw Paw, Ind., and on January 1, 1902 Emma CUNNINGHAM became his wife in a ceremony performed in Denver.
The decedent was a farmer and served two terms as County Commissioner in Miami county. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Emma J. BLACK, Mexico; Mrs. Grace POTTINGER, Denver; Mrs. Ruth ROYER, Peru; three sons, Truman WARD, Rochester; Homer WARD, Macy; Ralph WARD, Walkerton; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body will lie in state at the Royer home in Peru until the hour of the funeral, which will be held Friday morning, 10:30 o'clock, in the Chili Baptist church. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be made in the Chili cemetery.

T. J. GAUMER has received word of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Floyd GAUMER, which occurred at her home in Gambier, Ohio, on Monday. The deceased had often visited her relatives in Rochester.

J. Harold READ, county auditor, received word at noon today of the death of his mother, Mrs. John READ, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. S. GASKILL, in Ft. Wayne.
The deceased for a number of years was a resident of Akron. Her death was due to complications incident to old age. She had been critically ill since Sunday.
Data for an obituary were not obtainable here today. Survivors other than the son are three daughters, one of whom is enroute here from Oregon.
Funeral services probably will be held from the Methodist church in Akron, Sunday afternoon, with interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. A. C. DAVISSON, for many years prominent in church and social activities in Rochester, died at noon today in the Woodlawn hospital from an embolism.
Mrs. Davisson had been in ill health for some time due to heart trouble and recently underwent an operation.
The deceased was born in Lincoln, Ind. Her parents were Mahlon and Martha Jane Bell.
The Davisson home in Rochester for many years was at 1305 South Main street. Mr. and Mrs. Davisson have resided on a farm three miles south of Athens for the past four years.
Mrs. Davisson was a member of the First Baptist church and of the Manitou Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Rochester.
Survivors are the husband; a son, Harold DAVISSON; the father, Mahlon BELL; a sister, Mrs. Guy ALSPACH and granddaughter, Zanna DAVISSON, all of Rochester.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete but they will be held from the home of the sister, Mrs. Alspach, 1009 Main street.

Friday, May 9, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. A. C. DAVISSON, who resided on a farm south of Athens and who died Thursday noon in the Woodlawn hospital, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the home of Mrs. Guy ALSPACH, 1009 South Main street. Mrs. Alspach is a sister of Mrs. Davisson.
Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate and will be assisted by the Rev. Floyd HARDY, pastor of the U.B. church at Athens.
Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery. The body was moved to the Alspach home at noon today from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

Funeral services are to be held from the Methodist church in Akron at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Sattie A. DICKEY READ, who died at 11:50 o'clock Thursday morning from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Glen GASKILL in Ft. Wayne. Burial will be made in the Read family lot in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
Mrs. Read's death was caused by complications and followed an illness of three years. For several months she had been seriously ill. The deceased was the daughter of William T. and Jane (WICKHAM) DICKEY and was born September 1, 1864 in White county.
Mrs. Read resided in Akron from 1908 until 1931 and since that time has made her home with her children. Her husband John W. READ, died in 1926. The deceased was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors are two sons: Harold READ, Fulton county auditor, Rochester, and Glenn READ, Glendale, Calif.; three daughters, Dawn GASKILL, Fort Wayne; Mary HAYWARD, Elkhart, and Kathryn READ, Salem, Oregon; three brothers, William E. [DICKEY] and J. Frank DICKEY, Akron, and George DICKEY, Warsaw; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Three children, Clark [READ], Ludd [READ], and Faye [READ], and one brother, Thomas [DICKEY], preceded her in death.

Francis DAY, 82, formerly of Fulton, passed away Thursday evening, six o'clock, at the I.O.O.F. home in Greensburg, Ind. Death was attributed to complications. Mr. Day had been a resident of the home for the past eight years. The deceased had a host of friends throughout the southern part of Fulton county where he followed the occupation of farming.
Francis (Bunk), son of Henry and Ann (COPNER) DAY was born on a farm in Fulton county, January 6th, 1859. With the exception of his eight years residency in Greensburg, all of his life was spent in the vicinity of Fulton. Mr. Day was a member of the Greensburg Methodist church and the Fulton I.O.O.F. lodge.
The survivors are a sister, Mrs. Sella COLEMAN, of near Fulton; and four brothers, Albert DAY, of Rochester; Ed DAY, of Fulton; John DAY, of Arcadia; and Bliss DAY, of Lebanon, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. Rev. Stacy SHAW, of the Fulton United Brethren church, will be in charge of the services. 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.

Lawrence BOGANWRIGHT, aged 49, trustee of Newcastle township, was instantly killed at 11 o'clock this morning when his truck was struck by a fast west bound Pennsylvania railroad passenger train at the Mulberry Hill crossing midway between Etna Green and Atwood in Kosciusko county. Robert READ who was riding with him escaped injury.
Mr. Boganwright lives on the Kosciusko-Fulton county line three and a half miles east of Talma. He operates a stud farm and was transporting three stallions in his truck when the accident occurred. Two of the stallions were killed instantly but the third was unhurt.
Mr. Boganwright had driven to the crossing which is a down grade one. He thought that he had placed the truck in reverse gear but instead it was in first and the truck leaped into the path of the oncoming passenger train.
Mr. Boganwright's body was badly mangled. It was taken to an undertaking parlor in Warsaw. Read escaped when he jumped from the cab of the truck.
Mr. Boganwright was married and the father of seven children who with the widow survive. He was a Republican and had been trustee of Newcastle township for a year. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Newcastle township seems to have a jinx. John HAIMBAUGH, Mr. Boganwright's predecessor, dropped dead from a heart attack superinduced by excitement during the county grade school basketball championship tourney in the Whitmer gymnasium in March, 1940. Mr. Boganwright was selected as Mr. Haimbaugh's successor by the Fulton county commissioners.

Saturday, May 10, 1941

Funeral services for Lawrence BOGANWRIGHT, aged 49, trustee of Newcastle township, who was killed Friday morning when his truck was struck by a Pennsylvania railroad streamliner passenger train at a crossing near Atwood, will be held from the Mentone Methodist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. Glen SUTTON. will officiate.
The body was returned to the Boganwright farm home three miles northeast of Talma on the Fulton-Kosciusko county line Saturday from the Landis funeral home in Warsaw where friends may call until the hour of the last rites. Robert READ, Mentone undertaker, who was riding with Boganwright at the time of the accident and who escaped injury, will have charge of the funeral.
Boganwright and Read were associated in the raising of purebred horses. They had left the Boganwright farm home at 8 o'clock Friday morning in a truck with three stallions for the George FORD farm near Etna Green. They were on their return trip to the Boganwright farm when the accident occurred at 10:45 a.m.
Boganwright drove to the Mulberry Hill crossing midway between Etna Green and Atwood where he stopped when he saw the passenger train approaching. There is a down-grade approach to the crossing, it is said, and Boganwright thought the truck too close to the railroad tracks, and told Read he would backup a few feet.

The Newcastle township trustee in the tension of the moment became excited and accidentally put the truck in low gear instead of reverse and the vehicle lunged in front of the approaching train. Read succeeded in jumping to safety. Two of the stallions were killed but the third was unhurt.
Boganwright's body was badly mangled was almost severed. It was carried far down the tracks from the crossing. Wreckage of the truck was strewn over 200 feet down the railroad right-of-way.
The victim was born at Silver Lake on July 18, 1891, the son of John and Lou BOGANWRIGHT. He had been a resident of Newcastle township 25 years, moving there from Palestine. On November 27, 1915, he was married to Gifta HARSH.
A Republican, he was active in political circles, and was appointed Newcastle township trustee a year ago to succeed John B. HAIMBAUGH, who dropped dead of a heart attack caused by the excitement of a county grade school basketball tournament. Mr. Boganwright was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving are the widow; seven children, John [BOGANWRIGHT], Mentone; Mrs. Harold SANNERS, Tippecanoe; Paul [BOGANWRIGHT] Mrs. Kenneth SHAFER and Mrs. Harry GRUBBS, all of Indiana Harbor; Martha [BOGANWRIGHT] and Joseph [BOGANWRIGHT], at home; two brothers, Harley [BOGANWRIGHT], Palestine; Leonard [BOGANWRIGHT], Mentone; and a sister, Mrs. Ida COOK, Warsaw.

Lucerne, Ind., May 10. - Charles L. ROSS died Friday morning at 6:30 o'clock at his home here, on his 81st birthday. Death followed an illness of several months.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Jessie ROSS; two daughters, Mrs. Blanche MORRIS of Logansport, and Mrs. Maude MYERS of Grass Creek; two sons, Owen [ROSS], at home, and Cloyd [ROSS] of rural route 1, Logansport; one half-brother and two half-sisters; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Harrison funeral home, and was returned to the home Friday evening. Funeral services will be held in the Lucerne Presbyterian church at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport.

Mr. and Mrs. William HOWARD received word today of the death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. George BICKING which occurred at her home in Butler, N.J., early Saturday morning. She had been in ill health for some time. Mr. Bicking is an Erie railroad passenger conductor. Mr. and Mrs. Bicking had often visited in Rochester.

Monday, May 12, 1941

Boyd MILLER, aged 56, died at his home, 409 East Walnut street, Argos, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon after an illness of two months due to complications.
The deceased was born near Twin Lakes, February 3, 1885, and had spent all of his life in Marshall county. His parents were Samuel and Elizabeth MILLER.
Mr. Miller was a salesman for the South Bend Stove company in northern Indiana. His wife, who was Myrtle LIVINGSTON, died in 1937.
Survivors are three sons, Dr. Robert MILLER, a lieutenant in the medical corps of the United States army and who is stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga.; Dr. John C. MILLER, who is taking training at Huffman Islands, N.Y., to enter the army medical corps; and Dick MILLER, Bloomington, who is a medical student in Indiana university; and a daughter, Miss Margaret MILLER, who is a nurse in the Epworth hospital at South Bend.

The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday from Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos, with the Rev. Elmer JONES of Elkhart officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Funeral services for Roxie B. [FITES], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jewel FITES of Akron, were held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Services were in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH and interment was in the Gaerte cemetery southeast of Akron. The child was born in the Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru Saturday and died Sunday. Survivors are the parents and a brother, Larry [FITES].

Tuesday, May 13, 1941

Culver, Ind., May 13. - Catherine Marie CALLAHAN, aged 20, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John CALLAHAN, four miles south of Culver, at 2:55 o'clock Sunday morning, after an illness of six weeks.
She was born near North Manchester, Ind., and lived there until last March when she moved with her parents to a farm south of Culver. She was a member of the Centenary United Brethren church in Wabash county.
Surviving besides the parents are three sisters, Mary [CALLAHAN], Frances [CALLAHAN] and Berdene [CALLAHAN], all at home; five brothers, Charles [CALLAHAN], of Camp Shelby, Miss.; Harvey [CALLAHAN], Donald [CALLAHAN] Russell [CALLAHAN] and John [CALLAHAN], at home.
Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Harvey HARSH in charge. Burial will be at the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the home.

Mrs. Ray WOODCOX received word today of the death of her father, T. H. RALSTON, who died in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mr. and Mrs. Ralston are well known in the Athens community where they at one time resided.

Wednesday, May 14, 1941

Mangled remains of Lawrence BOGANWRIGHT, 47, well-known resident of near Mentone, who met tragic and instant death at noon Friday when his truck was demolished by a west-bound Pennsylvania flyer a mile east of Etna Green. Companion, Robert REED, Mentone undertaker, escaped with his life when he leaped from the truck as the speeding train approached the crossing. Pictured above, left to right, are State Troopers Richard ENGLAND, holding blanket, Clayton CLUTTER, operating camera, group of spectators, Deputy Sheriff Charles WARD and Sheriff Burton FOULKE. The truck was destroyed, two of three horses killed.

Mrs. Amanda Elnora CALHOUN, aged 61, died at her farm home nine miles southwest of Argos at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening from a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered that morning. Mrs. Calhoun had been in good health and her death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county. She was born June 7, 1878, the daughter of Solomon and Caroline FLORE. In a ceremony performed April 13, 1902, she was married to Chester CALHOUN. Mrs. Calhoun was a member of the Santa Ann Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband, two sons, Russell [CALHOUN] and Ira [CALHOUN], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Florence GUSTINE of Francesville; her mother, Mrs. FLORE, who is 98 years of age and who lives on a farm near Richland Center; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha FERREN of Goshen, and Mrs. Lura McCLAREN, of Berrien Springs, Mich.
The funeral services will be held from the Richland Center church at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Claude EATON of the Santa Ann church officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The body will be returned to the Calhoun home Thursday morning from the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Lucinda PATTERSON, aged 78, died at her home on North Main street in Fulton at 6:15 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of six months due to dropsy.
The deceased was born in Huntington county, March 28, 1863, the daughter of Samuel and Mary FISHER. She had lived in Fulton for 42 years, moving there from Wabash county.
In a ceremony performed October 7, 1882, she was married to William R. PATTERSON, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Patterson was a member of the United Brethren church at Fulton.
Survivors are a son, Charles PATTERSON of Fulton; a brother, Charles FISHER of Gas City; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist Temple in Fulton at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Stacey SHAW, pastor of the Fulton U.B. church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Etna cemetery in Huntington county.

James A. PERRY, 60, former resident of this city, passed away at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home in North Manchester. Mr. Perry had been in ill health for the past few months, suffering from heart trouble. The deceased during his seven years of residency in Rochester was employed as a barber in the BRUBAKER barber shop.
Mr. Perry was born on a farm five miles north of Akron. His wife was formerly Ethel KEMP, of North Manchester. The survivors are his wife; a son, Rev. James Derward PERRY, of Terre Haute, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. George FENSTERMAKER, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock at the North Manchester Christian church. Interment will be made in the North Manchester cemetery.

Mrs. Harriett ZELLERS GORSELINE, aged 81, wife of William GORSELINE, Fulton county assessor, died at 7:25 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home, 205 Jefferson street. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of nine years. She had been seriously ill since Thursday.
The deceased was born in Pulaski county, October 18, 1859. Her parents were Daniel and Sarah (STAMM) OVERMYER. She was twice married, first to Ben ZELLERS who preceded her in death. Her second marriage which was to Mr. Gorseline was performed in the Rochester Methodist church, October 22, 1928.
Mrs. Gorseline was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and formerly was a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah lodges at Winamac.
Survivors are the husband, a daughter, Mrs. Almeda KELLEY, Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, Alvin ZELLERS, Winamac; four brothers, two sisters, thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Rochester Methodist church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Overmyer graveyard at Bruce Lake.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home until the hour of the last rites where friends may call.

Thursday, May 15, 1941

Last rites for E. H. RALSTON, former Athens resident who died in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth Tuesday morning, will be held at 1:30 p.m. (CST) Friday from the Brethren church at Plymouth. Rev. KEIM will officiate and burial will be made in the Athens cemetery. Mr. Ralston is the father of Mrs. Ray WOODCOX.

Friday, May 16, 1941

Mrs. Maude LEHMAN, aged 51, a former resident of Fulton, died Thursday morning at her home in Cincinnati. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Harriett WHYBREW for many years Liberty township residents.
Survivors are the husband, B. C. LEHMAN; two daughters, Mary Jane [LEHMAN] and Ruth Marie [LEHMAN]; a step-son, Byron [LEHMAN]; a sister, Mrs. Mae WILLIAMS, Fulton; four brothers, Marion WHYBREW, Fulton; C. E. WHYBREW, Kewanna; James WHYBREW, Peru, and Chester WHYBREW, Kewanna.
The body will be taken to the home of the sister, Mrs. Mae WILLIAMS, two miles northeast of Fulton, arriving there Saturday at 1:30 o'clock.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Williams home, Rev. Stacy SHAW, of the Fulton U.B. church, officiating. Burial will be in Macy cemetery.

The offices in the Fulton county court house were closed Friday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m. during the hour of the funeral services for the late Mrs. William GORSELINE, wife of the county assessor, who died Wednesday morning. The last rites were held from the Grace Methodist church with burial in the Overmyer cemetery at Bruce Lake.

Logansport, May 16. (INS) - Newton Hiram STEWART, 96, the last surviving Civil War veteran in Cass county, died at the home of his daughter on a farm near Star City today.
The veteran had lived on the farm since he was three years old. The daughter is the sole survivor. Funeral services will be held Sunday.

Saturday, May 17, 1941

Mrs. Ida C. NORTH, aged 77, a former resident of the Argos community died in the Methodist Memorial Home at Warren at 11 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of four months.
The deceased was born in Culver, April 4, 1864 and was the daughter of Peter and Margaret BAIR. As a young girl she lived on a farm in the Jordan neighborhood northwest of this city.
Mrs. North for many years resided in South Bend where she was a school-teacher later a saleslady. Her husband died a number of years ago. Mrs. North had lived in the home for several years.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Alma STOCKBERGER, Minerva, Ohio, a former resident of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews who reside in Argos and Rochester.
The last rites will be held from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. (DST) Monday with the Rev. John HOVIS pastor of the Culver Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in the Jordan cemetery.

Monday, May 19, 1941

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the home for Miss Grace WEAVER, aged 38, who died suddenly at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night. A Macy minister officiated and burial was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Miss Weaver passed away at the home of her mother, Mrs. Lillian WEAVER, who resided in the Green Oak community, six and a half miles southeast of Rochester. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, held death was due to a coronary embolism.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county. She was born April 10, 1903. Her parents were Isaac R and Lillian May (PRATT) WEAVER. Miss Weaver was a member of the Methodist church at Macy.
Survivors are the mother and two brothers, Walter W. WEAVER, who lived at home and Arthur W. WEAVER who resides east of Rochester.

Oral B. CLEVENGER, 54, Fulton county farmer, succumbed suddenly to a heart attack at 9:15 o'clock Sunday morning at his home two miles east of Fulton. Although he had been in ill health for three weeks, his condition was believed improved and he had been brought home from Woodlawn hospital last Thursday.
He was born on the same farm on which he died on February 14, 1887, son of William and Sarah CLEVENGER. He was married to Mabel ZARTMAN on August 31, 1912. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Surviving are the widow; a brother, Elmer [CLEVENGER], near Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence, Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge, assisted by Rev. Stacy SHAW. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body was removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed EKBLAW and children left Monday afternoon for Paxton, Ill., where they will attend the funeral services Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Ekblaw's father, August DAHL, aged 92, who died late Saturday afternoon at his home in Paxton. Mr. Dahl was well known in Rochester where he had visited his daughter. Survivors are 11 children, 45 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Rev. Ora J. DAWSON, aged 55, former resident of Rochester, who was an evangelist and the pastor of the Interdenominational church at South Bend, died at his home in South Bend at 12:30 o'clock Sunday morning. Death followed a short illness due to complications.
Mr. Dawson was born in Winamac, March 28, 1886. His parents were William and Minnie DAWSON. In a ceremony performed at Crown Point, Ind., December 7, 1908 he was married to Jeanette BOWEN of this city.
Survivors are the wife, who resides in South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Viola HARTUNG, Fort Wayne; two sons, Ora J. DAWSON, Jr., Benton Harbor, Mich., and Harry W. DAWSON; the mother, Mrs. Minnie SPAKE of Akron and a grandchild, Bobby Joe SMITH, of Plymouth.
The last rites will be held from the Moyer funeral home in Akron at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Tuesday, May 20, 1941

Willard TEEL, aged 84, a former resident of the Mentone community and who at one time lived on a farm in Newcastle township died at the home of his son, Leo R. TEEL in Cornell, Wis., Monday morning, relatives have been informed.
The body will be returned to Mentone where funeral services will be held from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Forrest KESSLER, who resides a mile west of Mentone.
The last rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. (CST) Wednesday with the Rev. C. K. VINCENT, pastor of the Mentone Christian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery five miles southwest of Mentone.
Survivors are two sons, Leo R. TEEL, Cornell, Wis., and Melvin E. TEEL, Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. KESSLER; three brothers, Clem TEEL and Alfred TEEL of Mentone and Theodore TEEL of Macy; a sister, Miss Margaret TEEL, Mentone; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, May 21, 1941

Mrs. Annie C. WAGNER, 76, died Tuesday noon at the home of Schuyler C. OVERMYER, in Kewanna, where she had worked as a housekeeper for the past eight years.
After a fall about a month ago she had been confined to bed. She was born in Ohio but lived in Rochester for many years.
Sherman CHANDLER, who was employed as a printer at Rochester newspapers for many years, was her first husband and Don WAGNER was her second husband. One son, Robert CHANDLER, of Hammond, survives.
Funeral services will be held from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna at 10 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Marshall LUCAS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Rochester relatives have been informed of the death of Charles W. WOLFORD, 1306 Michigan avenue, Logansport, which occurred in the Cass county hospital at 10 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death resulted from paralysis following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Wolford was a retired government employee.
The deceased was born in Argos, Ind., on July 20th, 1873. In 1900 he was united in marriage to Rebecca KEPLER, who was a sister of the late Charles [KEPLER] and James KEPLER, of this city.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Frank [WOLFORD], of Logansport, and a daughter, Ruth MACE, also of Logansport; a foster son, Keithie KEPLER of LaPorte; three grandchildren, and a brother, Ulysses WOLFORD, of Boon Grove, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Wolford home in Logansport. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, of Fulton, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Mt. Carmel cemetery, near Twelve Mile.

Ida May COLE, 82, passed away at 5:35 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of her brother, A. RALSTIN, 242 Madison street, Peru, Ind. Death resulted from complications. She had been critically ill for the past two weeks.
Mrs. Cole had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton county and most of her life was spent in this community.
Ida May [RALSTIN], daughter of David and Harriett RALSTIN, was born in Fulton county, Indiana on October 10, 1858. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage with Emmett COLE.
The survivors are her husband; a son, Claude COLE, of South Bend, Ind., and a brother, A. RALSTIN, of Peru.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Foster funeral home, Rochester, Ind. Interment will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Foster funeral home up until the hour of the services.
[from another paper, same date]: - Mr. and Mrs. RALSTIN lived six miles north of the city.

Mrs. Ruth HAUSER, 37, wife of Willard HAUSER, a Pulaski county farmer, died at 9:25 o'clock Tuesday evening in the St. Joseph hospital in Logansport of injuries which she received Sunday afternoon in an automobile accident at the Roy TODD crossroads on Road 17 in Wayne township near Grass Creek.
Mrs. Hauser succumbed to a skull fracture. Her husband's brother, Ralph HAUSER, of Rochelle, Ill., driver of the car, and his wife, Hazel HAUSER, remain at St. Joseph hospital though neither is critical. Willard Hauser, husband of the victim, was slightly hurt but able to leave the hospital after treatment.
The car occupied by the Hausers was in a collision with one driven by Lloyd RHOADES, of Lucerne, when the cars met at a county crossroads.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hauser's home is two miles south and east of Star City.
Dr. M. B. STEWART, Logansport, Cass county coroner, notified Dr. Dean STINSON, Fulton county coroner, of Mrs. Hauser's death. As the accident occurred in Fulton county, Dr. Stinson will have to hold an inquest into the same.
The accident was investigated by Deputy Sheriff Frank SUMMERS and State Patrolman Joe TUCKER of Peru.

Thursday, May 22, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth HAUSER, wife of Willard HAUSER, will be held at the Winamac Christian church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. R. McCLAFLIN officiating, and burial will be made in the Winamac cemetery.
Mrs. Hauser died Tuesday night at 9:25 at the St. Joseph hospital at Logansport of a skull fracture suffered in an automobile accident at the Roy TODD corner of Road 17 near Grass Creek Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Hauser, a daughter of N. B. and Pearl HOLMES SIMS, was born December 12, 1903, in Pulaski county. She was married June 7, 1924, to Willard HAUSER, who survives. Also surviving are her parents; children, Willard [HAUSER], Jr., Bruce [HAUSER], James [HAUSER], Olive [HAUSER] and Mary Ann [HAUSER]; five sisters, Mrs. Susie BRADEN and Mrs. Mary CONNOR, of Winamac, Mrs. Florence POLEN of Monterey, Mrs. Ruby BAGSHAW, of Anderson, Mrs. Eva STACEY, of Monticello, and one brother, Roy [SIMS], of Pulaski.
The body was taken from the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac to the Hauser home two miles south and west of Star City, Thursday morning.
The inquest into the death will be held at Logansport next Monday morning at 10 o'clock in charge of Dr. M. B. STEWART, Logansport, Cass county coroner. The death occurred in Logansport though the accident was in Fulton county, and Dr. Dean STINSON, Rochester, Fulton county coroner, asked the Cass county coroner to conduct the probe because of the greater convenience for witnesses.

Harry L. TROUTMAN, aged 61, former resident of Kewanna who has been employed on the Detroit News as a linotype operator for the past thirty years died at noon Wednesday in his home in Detroit from a heart ailment from which he had suffered for the past six months.
The deceased was born near Kewanna and was widely known in Fulton and Cass county. His parents were William and Isabelle TROUTMAN. His wife was Bertha McDOUGALL, a sister of Walter McDOUGALL of this city, who received word yesterday of his brother-in-law's death.
Survivors are the wife, a daughter, Mrs. Martha MARSHALL, Roanoke, Va.; a brother, Fred TROUTMAN, Elmhurst, Ill., and a grandson.
The body will arrive at the Ditmire Funeral Home Saturday morning. Last rites will be held from the Ditmire chapel at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Rev. Stacey SHAW, pastor of the Fulton United Brethren church, will officiate and burial will be made in the cemetery at Metea.

Miss Pauline BOK, 55, for many years a resident of the Fulton community, passed away Monday afternoon at her home in Raleigh, N.C., according to word received by Fulton friends. Miss Bok for the past several years has owned and operated a beauty shop in Raleigh. Her death resulted from heart trouble.
Miss Bok was born on a farm near Green Oak, Ind., on December 16th, 1885. Her parents were Leopold and Plumma BOK. She is survived by two brothers, Henry [BOK] and Edward [BOK], both of Indianapolis, and two half sisters, Mrs. Ruth SPORE, of Mesick, Mich., and Dorothy BOK, of Traverse City, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will be in charge of the services. The body is expected to arrive Friday or Saturday at the Ditmire funeral home where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Lewis S. BAUGHMAN, aged 84, a resident of South Bend, died at 1 o'clock this morning at the home of his son-in-law, Clayton BROWN, in Kewanna. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered two and a half weeks ago shortly after he went to his son-in-law's home for a visit.
The deceased was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, September 2, 1856, the son of John and Catherine BAUGHMAN. He was married to Emma RIGGS in a ceremony which was performed in Winamac, April 25, 1886.
Mr. Baughman was a farmer and lived near South Bend for many years. He had made his home with his daughter, Miss Grace BAUGHMAN, in South Bend for the past four years. Mr. Baughman was a member of the River Park Christian church at South Bend.
Survivors are the daughter, Grace BAUGHMAN of South Bend, nine grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mary BROWN, wife of Clayton BROWN, died in 1936.
The last rites will be held from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. W. Grant WARD of South Bend will officiate and burial will be made in the Sutton cemetery seven miles west of Kewanna.

Friday, May 23, 1941

Burns which she suffered while smoking a pipe in bed resulted in the death of Mrs. Ellen J. WILSON, age 85, Thursday morning a mile east of Grovertown on U. S. Road 30.
Mrs. Wilson, who lived with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Merle NIFFONG about five miles east of Hamlet, was a semi-invalid. She was alone in the house smoking a pipe when her clothing caught fire.
Mr. and Mrs. Niffong were out in the yard and did not know of the fire until the barking of their dog brought them to the scene.
Coroner J. L. DeNAUT of LaPorte was called and termed the death accidental.
Mrs. Wilson is a Gold Star mother.
The body was taken to the Johnson funeral home at Plymouth. Funeral services will be held Sunday at Fulton, Ind.

Harry Wayne [LATTA], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles LATTA, passed away Thursday afternoon, 3:15 o'clock, at his home two miles southwest of Kewanna. The baby had been ill for a week and was one month and 14 days old. Harry Wayne was born April 8, 1941.
Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Verne [LATTA] and Floyd [LATTA], and three sisters, Velda [LATTA], Mabel [LATTA] and Wanda [LATTA], two great-great-grandparents and one great-grandparent.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Church of Christ at Kewanna, 10 o'clock Saturday morning, with the Rev. Joseph DUX in charge. Burial will be in the Indian Creek cemetery.

Mrs. Emma CHAPIN, aged 84, of Macy, died at 3:45 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her son, Glen CHAPIN, near Deedsville. Death was due to complications incident to old age. She had been seriously ill for two weeks.
The deceased was born near Deedsville, April 27, 1857. Her parents were David and Sarah COON. In a ceremony performed February 13, 1878 she was married to Frank CHAPIN who died twelve years ago.
Survivors are four sons, Charles [CHAPIN] and Edgar [CHAPIN], of Macy, Glen [CHAPIN] of Deedsville, and Scott [CHAPIN] of Peru; a daughter, Mrs. William ZARTMAN, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Mary KINLEY, Peru, and Mrs. Warren RUPLE of Warren; a brother, Alonzo COON, of Steward, Ill.; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete but burial will be made in the cemetery at Macy.

Saturday, May 24, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma CHAPIN, 84, of Macy, who died Friday at the farm home of her son, Glen CHAPIN, near Deedsville, will be held from the Macy Christian church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. R. M. BROCK will officiate and burial will be made in the Macy cemetery. Mrs. Chapin was a member of the Macy Christian church.

An automobile accident at 10:42 o'clock Friday night on the Wabash railroad hospital hill in Peru on Road 31 claimed the life of Paul ESSLINGER, 44, of 169 West Seventh street, Peru, and caused the injury of three others, two ladies from Rochester and a Macy man.
Esslinger who was an organizer of the South Bend Teamsters, Chauffeurs and Helpers Union (AFL) suffered a fractured skull and broken neck when the car he was driving went out of control and turned over a number of times.
The others in the accident were: Mrs. Pauline GEIGER, 25, of Rochester, knee and head injuries; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Betty GEIGER, 21, of Rochester, whose husband, Henry [GEIGER], was killed in an auto accident south of Rochester on Road 25 on Easter morning and Harvey (Speck) SMITH, 25, of Macy. Betty Geiger suffered lacerations on her limbs and head and Smith has a sprained back.
Coroner E. E. SCHROCK of Peru conducted an inquest Saturday morning into the death of Esslinger whose body was removed in an ambulance to the Russell Wise mortuary in Peru. The Geiger ladies were moved to the Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru where they are still patients. Smith returned to his home in Macy last evening.
The four persons were enroute to Rochester in a 1940 Studebaker sedan driven by Esslinger. They were going down the hospital hill at a speed estimated at from 75 to 80 miles an hour, Smith told police. The first car passed by Esslinger was one driven by Wayne FENTERS of Macy.
In trying to go around a car driven by Russell WISE, peru, at the corner of Washington avenue and U. S. 31 Esslinger lost control of his auto which turned over six or seven times, witnesses told police. Esslinger and one of the ladies was thrown from the car while Smith and the other lady scrambled from the car after it came to rest in the ditch at the east side of the paved road.
Esslinger has been a resident of Peru for the past nine years, moving there from Danville, Ill. He was born in Catlin, Ill, January 7, 1897, and had been employed as a truck driver for a number of years, later as a union organizer. His wife was Isabell STRAUSS whom he married in 1917 at Danville. Mr. Esslinger was a member of the Moose lodge.
The funeral service will be held from the Russell Wise mortuary in Peru at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Rev. V. L. CLEAR, pastor of the Peru Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be made at Danville.
Esslinger's survivors other than his wife are a son, Robert [ESSLINGER], of Peru, and a daughter.

Elmer WIDEMAN, 60, well known farmer, residing northwest of Akron, suffered a fatal heart attack at 11 a.m. Saturday while he was in the office of Dr. Virgil MILLER, of Akron. The body was removed to the Moyer funeral home. Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Monday, May 26, 1941

Funeral services for Elmer WIDEMAN, aged 74, prominent Henry township farmer who died at 11 o'clock Saturday morning from a heart attack in the office of Dr. Virgil MILLER of Akron were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the United Breahren church at Athens.
Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron was in charge and burial was made in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Mr. Wideman had suffered with a heart ailment for a year and had gone to Dr. Miller's office to consult him as to his physical condition when he dropped dead.
Born near Akron on September 25, 1866, he was the son of Joseph and Barbara WIDEMAN. He was married to Lola KINDIG about 35 years ago. He had been a lifelong resident of this county, and was noted for receiving national honors in muck crop shows throughout this part of the country.
Survivors are: his wife, Lola WIDEMAN; a son, Russell WIDEMAN of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth LEININGER of Mentone, and Miss Marie WIDEMAN of Chicago; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lester BRYANT of Chicago; three brothers and two sisters, seven grandchildren and two great-granchildren.

Manuel CARRUTHERS, 84, formerly of near Macy, passed away Saturday afternoon, 3:50 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. M. TURNER of Fishers Ind. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of two years. Mr. Carruthers who followed the occupation of farming up until a short time ago, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
Manuel, son of Lemuel and Rebecca CARRUTHERS, was born February 22, 1856, on a farm near Macy. He resided in that comunity throughout his entire life with the exception of four years residency at Fishers, Ind.
Survivors are a half-brother, Steve BUTT, of Denver, and a half-sister, Mrs. Amanda LYND, of Lambert, Mont.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Christian church at Macy, the Rev. Charles DUNLAP in charge. Burial will follow in the Plainview cemetery near Macy. The body was brought to the Ditmire Funeral Home at Fulton, and will remain there until an hour before time for the funeral, when it will be removed to the church.

Fred TIPTON, aged 74, local barber, and his wife, Edith TIPTON, aged 69, of 1106 Franklin avenue, received fatal injuries in an auto accident which occurred at a crossroads nine miles south of Rochester at 6:45 o'clock Sunday evening.
Mr. Tipton died in the Woodlawn hospital at 9:15 o'clock Sunday night from injuries which he suffered in the accident and his wife died at 6:10 o'clock Monday morning in the hospital from her injuries.
The Tiptons received their fatal injuries when their car collided with one driven by Ernest NORMAN of Macy, who was accompanied by his wife and their daughter, Anna [NORMAN]. The three occupants of the Norman car were hurt but did not require medical attention.
The collision occurred a mile west and a mile north of Macy. The Tipton car was going west and the Norman machine was headed north when the crash occurred.
Witnesses, according to Deputy Sheriff Reed POWELL of Macy who investigated the accident, said the Norman automobile was hit by the other machine and jammed against a cement corner post. Both vehicles were badly damaged.
The Tiptons were brought to the Woodlawn hospital in ambulances. Dr. Dean STINSON, county cornoer, held that Mr. Tipton's death was due to a fractured skull and crushed side. His collarbone and arm were fractured. Mrs. Tipton's death was due to internal injuries. She had been a semi-invalid for several years and had suffered with pernicious anemia.
Fred Tipton was a life resident of Fulton county. He was born near Talma, June 8, 1869, the son of Ephriam and Miriah TIPTON. In a ceremony performed June 7, 1893, he was married to Edith Rebecca KAUFFMAN.
Mr. Tipton was a barber and came to Rochester as a barber 50 years ago from Argos. For many years he operated a tonsorial parlor known as the Basement Barber Shop at 112 East Eighth street.
Mr. Tipton was well known by high school students and basketball fans prior to 1914 when the joint high school building was opened. Prior to that time the high school and the R. A. A. basketball teams used the Tipton barber shop as their locker room for games played in the Armory Hall.
Mr. Tipton was an ardent baseball fan and held offices in various associations which promoted baseball teams. "Tippy" as he was familiarly known for many years, played in the Rochester Citizens Band. He was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and of the Subordinate and Encampment branches of the Rochester Odd Fellows lodge.
Two sisters are the only immediate survivors. They are Mrs. A. F. FOX, E 232 Providence avenue, Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. E. SELIR, Ft. Dodge, Kan., who was a twin sister. Mrs. Selir has been a semi-invalid for several years.
Mrs. Edith Rebecca TIPTON was born February 5, 1872, in Whitley county. Her parents were Thomas and Hannah (FOSTER) KAUFFMAN. She was a member of the Rochester Baptist church, the Rebekah lodge and the Social club. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Melvin GRANT, Columbia City, and a number of cousins who reside near Columbia City.
The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Tipton are at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Tenth and Jefferson streets, where they will lie in state until the hour of the double rites from the funeral home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The Subordinate and the Encampment branches of the Rochester Odd Fellows lodge will have charge of the graveside service for Mr. Tipton.

Tuesday, May 27, 1941

The Rebekah lodge will have charge of the graveside service for Mrs. Fred TIPTON which will be held in the Odd Fellows cemetery Wednesday afternoon while the Odd Fellows lodge will conduct a similar service for Mr. Tipton. Mr. and Mrs. Tipton received fatal injuries in an auto accident near Macy Sunday evening. A double funeral service will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers mortuary Wednesday afternoon. The services will be in charge of the Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist church assisted by the Rev. John CALL, pastor of the Church of God.

John Albert ARTER, aged 75, retired blacksmith and a member of the town board of Akron was found dead Tuesday morning in his bed by his wife when she went to his bedroom after he failed to answer her calls.
The discovery was made at 5 o'clock and it is presumed that death occurred sometime during the night from a heart attack. Mr. Arter had been in good health and his death was unexpected.
An Akron doctor was called to the home by Mrs. Arter. This doctor called Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, who after an inquest held that Mr. Arter's death was caused by a heart attack.
Mr. Arter was born in Ohio, September 30, 1865. His parents were Philip and Phoebe ARTER. He had lived in Akron since he was a small boy. His wife was Anna SMITH of Akron.
Mr. Arter had been a member of the Akron town board for the past six years and was elected on the Citizens Party ticket. Mr. Arter was a member of the Evangelical church at Akron, and had operated a blacksmith shop in Akron for many years.
Survivors are the wife, three sons, Earl ARTER, and Harvey ARTER of Akron; Ralph ARTER of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Chas. JUDD, Elkhart, and Mrs. John LaRUE of Urbana; four brothers, Sam ARTER, South Bend, (former Fulton county sheriff); Frank ARTER, Talma; Edward ARTER and William ARTER, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Ben WILTSHIRE, Macy, and Mrs. Leona PERSONETTE, Akron, and three grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death.
The funeral arrangements will not be completed until word has been received from the children.

Mrs. Clarence HILL received word Monday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Harry MEAD of Aroma Park, Ill. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 o'clock. Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Harold CHRISTIANSON of Madison, Wis., who is also a sister of Mrs. Mead, will attend the funeral services.

Logansport, May 27. - Public inquest was opened Monday into the death of Mrs. Ruth Hazel HAUSER, 37, Pulaski county farm woman, who was fatally injurd in an automobile crash northwest of Lucerne at the TODD highway intersection May 18. She died in St. Joseph hospital here two days later.
The inquest was conducted in the north courtroom of the court house by Coroner M. B. STEWART. Testimony of witnesses was recorded by Mrs. Dorothy KIDD, clerk, and Dr. Stewart continued the case for the usual ten day period to investigate any further information.
Mrs. Hauser suffered the fatal injuries when the car operated by Ralph HAUSER, brother-in-law of the victim, and a machine driven by Lloyd RHOADES, 29, of Lucerne met at the intersection.
Others injured in the crash were Willard HAUSER, husband of the accident victim, two of their children, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HAUSER of Illinois, and Harvey RHOADES, 60, father of the second auto driver.
The Illinois couple remain in the St. Joseph hospital but are expected to recover from their injuries. Fifteen persons, including occupants of the two machines, who escaped with their lives, were listed to testify. The officer expected to take statements from the Illinois couple at the hospital before closing his investigation.
Statements made at the inquest relative to the crash were similar to those given law enforcement officers who investigated the accident.

Wednesday, May 28, 1941

Funeral services for the late John A. ARTER, who died early Tuesday morning of a heart attack at his home in Akron, will be held Thursday afternoon, 2:00 p.m., at the Church of God in Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, west of Akron.

Thursday, May 29, 1941

Mrs. Nellie Ellen WEBB, aged 60, owner of the LaBelle Tea Room on the north shore of Lake Manitou died in the Woodlawn hospital at 6 o'clock Thursday morning from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Tuesday. Mrs. Webb had been in ill health for several years.
The deceased was born in County Leigtrim, Ireland, March 23, 1881, and came to America with her parents, Thomas and Jennie (RUTLEDGE) COSTELLO when she was very young. The family settled in New York, N.Y.
Mrs. Webb and her husband, the late Jacob WEBB, who died July 3, 1931, came to this city twenty-five years ago from New York. For a number of years Mrs. Webb and her sister, the late Mrs. Jennie LaBELLE, operated the LaBELLE TEA ROOM at Lake Manitou. They were widely known by the traveling public.
Mrs. Webb was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church and the Rosary society of that organization. Her only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Mary HAWTHORNE, who resides with her sister. Mrs. LaBelle died April 30, 1939.
The funeral services will be held from St. Joseph's Catholic church at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning with the Rev. W. H. KELLEHER of Monterey officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body has been moved to the LaBelle Tea Room where friends may call until the hour of the last rites. The Rosary society will hold a prayer service in the Webb home Friday evening at 8 o'clock.

Saturday, May 31, 1941

John William BARGER, 81-year-old retired farmer, died at his home in Leiters Ford Thursday evening at 6 o'clock. Mr. Barger had been ill since March, 1941, although his health had been failing for the past 12 years. Death was caused from heart ailment.
The deceased was born on February 14, 1860, at Leiters Ford and had lived in and around Leiters all his life. Mr. Barger was the son of Andrew and Mary BARGER, also of Leiters Ford.
On September 20, 1885, John Barger was united in marriage with Carrie L. FREELS in the Leiters Ford church. Mr. Barger was a member of the Leiters Ford Odd Fellows Lodge and the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, who resides at Leiters Ford, one son, E. A. BARGER, Valparaiso, Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. Constance SPENCER, Argos, Indiana; and Mrs. L. B. HACKETT, Culver, lIndiana. Twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and close friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 1, at 2 o'clock in the home with Rev. J. WALTON of Leiters Ford officiating. Burial will be made at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, June 2, 1941

Benjamin Franklin ABBOTT, age 79, died at his home on State Road 14, near Lake Manitou at 5 o'clock Monday morning due to complications. Mr. Abbott, a laborer, had been ill for a year preceding his death.
Benjamin Abbott was born on October 12, 1861, at North Manchester, Indiana. He came here from North Manchester when he was a small boy, living in Rochester for the remainder of his life. His parents were John and Amanda ABBOTT, formerly of this city.
Survivors are his wife, Sarah Elizabeth [ABBOTT], whom he married on May 4, 1926; three daughters, Nellie WAGONER and Dola [ABBOTT], South Bend; and Mable [ABBOTT], Chicago; a son, Melvin [ABBOTT], Benton Harbor, Mich.; one brother, Charles [ABBOTT], also of Benton Harbor; two sisters, Mary Jane WEBERLING, St. Joseph, Mich. and Priscilla SPOHN, Rochester.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Foster funeral home, Rev. John CALL, pastor of the Church of God, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until the hour of the funeral to view the remains.

Mrs. Mary Sophia CORDS, age 78, of Francesville died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry DITTMAN, four and one-half miles west of Fulton, at 3:30 Sunday afternoon due to complications.
Mrs. Cords had been an invalid for four and a half years, at which time she suffered a serious stroke. She was the wife of Carl CORDS, who also died several years ago.
Mary Sophia Cords was born on October 3, 1862, in Germany, the daughter of Jochim and Elizabeth JUIGER. She was an active member of the Pulaski county Beaver Dam Evangelical church.
The survivors of Mrs. Cords include three daughters: Mrs. Ida DITTMAN, Fulton; Mrs. Bertha SCHULTZ, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Mrs. Martha SLATTER, Grand Rapids, Mich.; five sons: William CORDS, Medaryville; Ernest CORDS, Michigan City; Fred CORDS, Star City; Carl CORDS, South Bend, and Rudolph CORDS, Winamac; 29 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
No funeral arrangements have been made to date, as the family is waiting for word from the daughter whose home is in Canada.

Mrs. Rolla BACON, of Perrysburg, died at her home this morning at 9:45 due to complications. She had been ill for quite some time before her death today.
Survivors are two sons, Walter BACON, Mexico; Carl BACON, Perrysburg; three daughters, Mrs. Charles HILL, Peru; Mrs. Roy STANLEY, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Rhoda CARROTHERS, Claypool. Thirteen grandchildren also survive.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 4, at 1:30 from the Denver Funeral Home.

Tuesday, June 3, 1941

Mrs. Rolla BACON who died yesterday morning at her Perrysburg home, will be buried in the Perrysburg cemetery Wednesday, June 4. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 from the Denver funeral home.

Following is a list of survivors which were omitted from yesterday's issue of The News-Sentinel:
Three brothers, Guy McMILLAN, Green Oak; Harry McMILLAN, Euphrata, Wash.; Charles McMILLAN, Mishawaka; and one sister, Mrs. Etta WILEY, Mishawaka.

Walter MORGAN, who with Mrs. Lucille KARN, of Bloomington, Ind., spent the week-end at the home of Mrs. Karn's mother, Mrs. E. A. RANNELLS, of Fulton, passed away suddenly from a heart attack Sunday night about 10 o'clock near Martinsville. Mr. Morgan and Mrs. Karn were on their way back to Bloomington when the former was taken ill.
Funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. Morgan's mother in Bloomington Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Geneva MILLER, age 22, daughter of Harley and Ruth (KOFFEL) WAGONER, died Sunday in a Marion hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident at Marion the same day.
Mrs. Miller was born April 8, 1919, near Akron and graduated from the Akron high school. She was a member of the Church of God of Athens. After the death of her mother while Geneva was still young, she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Charles McMAHAN.
On April 4, 1937, she married Paul MILLER and moved to Jonesboro, where they made their home. Survivors include the husband, Paul, of Jonesboro; father, Harley [WAGONER], somewhere in Michigan; and two children, Joseph [MILLER], nine months old, and Rosabelle [MILLER], three years of age, both at home.
The funeral will be held at the Athens United Brethren church on Thursday, June 5th, at 1:30. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate. Burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.

Complications due to a fractured hip received on January 18, 1941, took the life of Alva Franklin COPLEN, age 77, at 8:45 this morning at his Talma home.
Mr. Coplen was born on November 26, 1863, the son of William and Priscilla COPLEN, and had lived in Fulton county for his entire life. On January 25, 1890, he was united in marriage to Delilah DAVIS, who survives him in death. He was an active member of the Gleaner lodge, and was the proprietor of a saw mill near Talma.
Survivors include his wife; four children, Mrs. Estel FISH, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Harry W. ENGER, Talma; Artimus COPLEN, Talma, and George COPLEN, at home. Nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one brother, Charles [COPLEN], of Rochester, and two half-brothers, Jason [COPLEN], of Indianapolis, and William [COPLEN], of Knox, also survive.
Last rites will be held Thursday afternoon, June 5, at 2 o'clock from the Talma Christian church. Rev. KENNEDY will officiate, burial being made in the Richter cemetery. The remains will be returned to Talma Wednesday from the Foster Funeral Home, at which time friends may call until the hour of the funeral to pay their respects.

Mrs. Phila E. HENDRICKSON, 80, widow of Isaac HENDRICKSON, a former resident of this city, passed away at 10:15 Monday evening at the home of her son, Harold L. HENDRICKSON, 319 Ninth street, Logansport. The Hendricksons during their residence in Rochester a number of years ago resided on South Madison street. Mr. Hendrickson, who owned a farm in this vicinity, passed away several years ago.
Mrs. Hendrickson was born May 19, 1861, in Fulton county, the daughter of Simon and Betsy WHEELER. Survivors are two sons, Harold L. HENDRICKSON of Logansport, and Arthur W. HENDRICKSON of Chicago; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one cousin, Mrs. Emma ENGLE of Walton.
She was a member of the Baptist church.
The body was removed to the McCloskey mortuary in Logansport, pending funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, June 4, 1941

Mrs. Amanda LEBO, 87 years of age, died at her home three and a half miles north of Kewanna, at 9:45 Wednesday morning. Complications was the cause of her death.
Mrs. Lebo had been ill for two months before her death this morning. She was born in Talma on March 2, 1853, and had lived in Fulton county for over 50 years. Her husband, Henry LEBO, preceded her in death 33 years ago.
Mrs. Lebo was an active member of the Community church at Bruce Lake. One son also preceded her death.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Cy DAVIS, Rochester; Mrs. Minnie PRATER, Los Angeles, Calif.; four great-grandchildren, Mrs. Alice WALAITIS, Culver; Mrs. Julian RANS, Chicago; Raymond LEBO, Kewanna; and Mrs. Ruth HUNTER, Indianapolis.
Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time today's News-Sentinel went to press, but will be announced in an early issue.

Kewanna, June 4. (Special) - Mrs. Anna A. SMITH, 70, of three and a half miles northwest of Kewanna, died in the Kelsey hospital in Kewanna at 7:45 Wednesday morning, due to injuries suffered Sunday evening when she was attacked by an enraged cow on her Kewanna farm.
Mrs. Smith was helping with the evening chores at the time the cow attacked her. It is believed that the animal was ferocious because of a new-born calf. At the time of the accident, Mrs. Smith received severe bruises and lacerations but it was thought that she would recover. However, internal injuries, along with the bruises, finally brought about her death.
A more complete obituary will appear in The News-Sentinel at an early date.

Thursday, June 5, 1941

Last rites for Mrs. Anna Alice SMITH, aged 74, will be held from her home three and a half miles northwest of Kewanna Friday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. H. T. HALL of the Kewanna Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
Mrs. Smith succumbed from injuries received Sunday evening when she was attacked and gored by an enraged cow. She was born in 1867, the parents of Jerome and Emaline HARRIS, near the Sharon church northeast of Kewanna and had lived in Fulton county all her life. Her husband, Frank SMITH, preceded her in death nine years ago.
She was a member of the St. Paul Reform church at Lake Bruce.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lowell MYERS, Kewanna; and Miss Ruth SMITH, at home; a son, George [SMITH] who lived with Mrs. Smith; a brother, L. G. HARRIS, Los Angeles, Calif.; and two granddaughters. A sister, Mrs. Minnie FINLER, died several years ago.
The funeral of Mrs. Amanda LEBO, who died Wednesday morning three and a half miles north of Kewanna, will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock in the Bruce Lake Community church. Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Harold LeRoy WALLING, eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank WALLING of Fort Wayne, died in Fort Wayne Wednesday evening at 8:05. Tubercular meningitis was blamed for the child's death. He had been seriously ill for three weeks.
Funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Fort Wayne at two o'clock Saturday afternoon (daylight saving time), with Rev. HARTUNG officiating.
Mr. Walling was formerly a partner in the Hotpoint Electric Store in Rochester before changing his place of residence to Fort Wayne.

Akron, June 5. (Special) - Chester WILLIAMS, 60-year-old laborer, died at the Logansport State hospital, where he had been confined for the past four or five months, at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death was caused by complications and mental disorder.
Mr. Williams was born on August 13, 1880, in Kosciusko county northeast of Akron, and had lived in Akron all his life. His parents were David and Rose Anne WILLIAMS.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Charlie HITE, Atwood; and a number of nieces and aunts surrounding Akron.
Funeral arrangements have not been made as yet, but will be announced at an early date.

Mrs. Peter HORN, aged 67, of one mile west of Talma, died early this morning in the St. Vincent hospital at Indianapolis from the effects of a cancerous operation performed one week ago today. She had been in declining health for the past four years.
Mrs. Horn was born north of Mentone on October 12, 1873, the daughter of Joseph and Lotta GROSS. She had lived in and around Talma all her life and would have celebrated her golden wedding anniversary on July 11 with her husband, Peter A. [HORN], whom she married in Plymouth in 1891. Mrs. Horn was formerly a member of the Christian church of Palestine, but recently had ceased to attend because of poor health.
Survivors include her husband, Peter; four sons, Milo [HORN], of Atwood; Omar [HORN], of Elkhart; Lyman [HORN], of Bismarck, N.D., and Howard [HORN], of Indianapolis; and one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy KOCHENDERFER, of Talma. Also surviving her in death are a brother, Jacob GROSS, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Oliver DAVIS, of Hammond; and six grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in tomorrow's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Friday, June 6, 1941

Last rites for Mrs. Mary HORN, who died in the St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis Thursday morning, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the Talma Christian church with Rev. Noah McCORY of North Manchester officiating. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.
The body was removed from the Foster Funeral Home at 11 o'clock this morning to the Horn home and will lie in state there until the hour of the funeral.

The funeral of Chester WILLIAMS, 60, who died Wednesday afternoon in the Logansport State hospital, were held at 2:00 o'clock this afternoon at the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Burial was made in the Akron Odd Fellows' cemetery.

Mrs. Earl NAFE today received word of the death of Mrs. Ray SHOWLEY, San Diego, Calif., who was formerly Miss Viola KRIM of this city.
Mr. Showley's father was the late Rev. Daniel SHOWLEY, former well-known pastor of this community.

Monday, June 9, 1941

John RICHARDSON, 76, died at his farm three-fourths of a mile northeast of Athens at 9 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was due to complications.
Mr. Richardson was a member of the Masonic Order of Carmel, where he had formerly made his home.
Survivors include two sons, Talfred [RICHARDSON], Rochester; and Clinton [RICHARDSON], at home; and two daughters, Mrs. John KIRK, of Carmel, and Mrs. Harry BRYANT, South Bend.
Funeral services will be held from the United Brethren church at Athens Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be made in the Mount Hope cemetery.

Mrs. Roy COX, formerly Miss Maude WALTERS of Rochester, died at her Plymouth home from complications Sunday morning.
The funeral will be held from the United Breahren church in Plymouth at two o'clock (DST). Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Rochester.

Mrs. Loa LEININGER HITCHCOCK, 59, died at the Elias LEININGER farm home north of Akron at 6:55 o'clock Sunday evening, due to complications. She had been ill for over a year.
Mrs. Hitchcock was born near Akron in 1882, the daughter of Elias and Amanda Barbara LEININGER. Prior to her marriage to Robert A. HITCHCOCK of South Bend, she had been a teacher in the South Bend public schools. Following her illness, she returned to her Akron home.
Survivors include the husband; three sisters, Mrs. Carl GAST, Akron; Mrs. Beulah COOK, Akron; Mrs. Ida THOMPSON, Akron; and two brothers, Daniel LEININGER, Akron, and Charles LEININGER, Akron.
Last rites will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Beaver Dam United Brethren church, with Rev. Noah McCOY of North Manchester, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery, west of Akron.

Tuesday, June 10, 1941

Mrs. Sarah Jane KEIM, age 67, passed away at the Woodlawn hospital Monday evening at ten o'clock. Death was caused by diabetes, which she had suffered for several years. Mrs. Keim had been confined to the hospital for six weeks before her death yesterday.
Sarah Jane Keim was born on May 10, 1874, the daughter of Samuel and Mary BERGER. Her husband, Dora T. KEIM, preceded her in death several years ago. The Keim home was located west of Gilead, where Mrs. Keim had resided all her life.
Survivors are three sons, Carl [KEIM], at home; Charles [KEIM], of South Bend, and Clarence [KEIM], of South Bend.
Last rites will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Gilead, with Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Wednesday, June 11, 1941

Mrs. Ellen M. WARE, 73 years old, died at her home in Mentone at 12:35 Tuesday afternoon from a stroke of paralysis. She had been ill from the stroke for seven days.
Mrs. Ware was born in Pennsylvania on March 12, 1868, the daughter of William and Julia GREER. In 1886, she was united in marriage with Thomas J. WARE, who preceded her in death 17 years ago. She resided in Kewanna from the time of her marriage until 1939, when she moved to Mentone.
Suvivors are two daughters, Edith DANIELS, of Ashkum, Ill.; Rebecca JONES, of Huntertown, Ind.; one son, Samuel V. WARE, Mentone; 17 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the home with Rev. FOWLER officiating. Burial will be made in the Moon cemetery at Sharon church south of Leiters Ford.

Friday, June 13, 1941

Lucius MOORE, 53 years old, of Athens, died yesterday in the Kelsey hospital at Kewanna of injuries received Tuesday when the chimney of the old Star City schoolhouse collapsed while he was working at tearing down the building.
Moore suffered two broken ribs, a crushed hip, and a fractured arm when the debris fell on him while he was working on the third floor.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on April 5, 1888. His wife, Effie Ann [MOORE], preceded him in death seven years ago. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Levona YORK, Peru; Mrs. Dorothy HAIMBAUGH, Rochester; Mrs Juanita MOHLER, Athens; Mary MOORE, Rochester; a son, Bud MOORE, Athens; the mother, Mrs. Flaura MOORE, Athens; four brothers, Banjamin [MOORE], South Bend; Harley [MOORE], Beardstown; Daniel [MOORE], Peru; and Arthur [MOORE], Huntington; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie REINHOLT, Winamac; Mrs. Retha McDOWELL, Huntington; and Mrs. Gertrude McGEE, Athens; and six grandchildren.
Last rites will be held from the Athens United Brethren church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Floyd HARDY officiating. Burial will be made in the Hoover cemetery at Athens.

Reverend George R. CRANE, former pastor of the Rochester United Brethren church, has been called to Huntington to conduct the funeral services of Jacob OTT, 89, who died at the home of his daughter six miles north of Fort Wayne at 10:40 o'clock Thursday morning. The funeral will be held at the First United Brethren church in Huntington at 2:30 o'clock (DST) Saturday afternoon.

Monday, June 16, 1941

Mrs. Emma Estalla CLINGER, 80, of 1420 Monroe street, died at her home Sunday evening at 7:15 o'clock after an illness of six months. Death was due to coronary embolism.
Mrs. Clinger was born in Henry county on August 17, 1860, the daughter of Havilla and Christinia ADAMSON. She had lived in Rochester practically all her life, coming here when she was four years of age.
On January 1, 1883, in Rochester, she was married to Charles Willard CLINGER. She was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.
Survivors are the husband; one son, Charles [CLINGER]; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl BRINER, Hammond; Mrs. Ethel WEISSENBORN, Wheaton, Ill.; one brother, Thomas ADAMSON, Middletown; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death.
Last rites will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home with Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body was removed from the Foster funeral home at one o'clock this afternoon to the home, where friends may call to pay their respects. It was requested that flowers be omitted.

Frank SCHALL, 73, died at his home in Monterey at two o'clock Saturday afternoon due to complications. Mr. Schall, a mason by occupation, had been ill for quite some time preceding his death.
Frank Schall was born on Sept. 12, 1867, in Monterey, and had lived there all his life. His parents were Pierce and Ellen (MILLER) SCHALL.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Ora WORLEY, Monterey; and also one whose name is unknown, at Knox; and three brothers, Lewis [SCHALL], Edward [SCHALL], and Clarence [SCHALL], all of Monterey.
Funeral rites were to be this afternoon at two o'clock at the home, with Rev. John WALTON, of the Leiters Ford Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in the Monterey cemetery.

Mrs. Indiana May [EVANS] CHINN MOTZ, 75 years of age, died suddenly at her home at 625 East Fourteenth street Saturday evening at 10 o'clock from coronary embolism.
Mrs. Motz was born on May 22, 1866, the daughter of R. B. and Elizabeth EVANS, and came to Rochester 19 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was married to William C. CHINN, who preceded her in death, and in 1933 she was united in marriage to B. Frank MOTZ, of Rochester. For a number of years, she and Mr. Chinn operated a grocery here.
Survivors include the husband, Frank MOTZ; two daughters, Miss Bessie CHINN and Mrs. Gail CHINN ABEL, Fort Thomas, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Ella HENDRICKS, Rochester; Mrs. Dorothy SWIHART, Peru; one nephew, J. E. HENDRICKS, Rock Island, Ill., and one niece, Mrs. Thelma ALTMAN, Detroit, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Foster Funeral Home, Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE of the Rochester Evangelical church officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Mrs. Ida May SHERMAN, 57, succumbed at her home on South Main street in Fulton yesterday due to complications. Death came at eleven o'clock Sunday morning. She had been an invalid from arthritis for four years preceding her death.
The deceased was born on April 19, 1884, in Liberty township, the daughter of Joshua and Lillie McDOUGLE. In 1916, she was united in marriage with Allen SHERMAN by Rev. O. B. WELLS of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Mrs. Sherman was, before her illness, an active member of the Olive Branch church of the Fulton U.B. Circuit.
Survivors include the husband; one son, Gale [SHERMAN], of Peru; one sister, Mrs. Bessie MARTIN, Peru; four brothers, Clarence [McDOUGLE], near Peru; William [McDOUGLE], Harry [McDOUGLE], and Frank [McDOUGLE], of Fulton. Two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Last rites will be held from the home on South Main street in Fulton at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Thomas L. GOODLIN, United Brethren circuit pastor, in charge. Burial will be made in the Metea cemetery.
The body has been returned to the home, where friends may call to pay their respects until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, June 17, 1941

Mrs. Helen EDDINGER GROVE, 46, wife of Oliver GROVE, local hardware merchant, died in Woodlawn hospital this morning at 7 o'clock from a stroke of apoplexy. She suffered the attack in her husband's hardware store yesterday afternoon and was taken immediately to the hospital.
Mrs. Grove was born in Mentone on February 14, 1895, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. EDDINGER. On September 15, 1926 at Warsaw, she was united in marriage with Oliver Grove. The two made their home in Rochester shortly after the wedding. The Grove residence is at 1117 South Main street.
She was a member of the First Baptist church of Mentone and also of the Order of Eastern Star at Mentone.
Survivors are the husband; one daughter, Bonnie Lou [GROVE], at home; and two sisters, Mrs. A. I. NELSON, Mentone; and Mrs. William NYE, of Warsaw.
Last rites will be held in Rochester Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the First Baptist church, Rev. H. T. RAFNEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Reister cemetery.

Wednesday, June 18, 1941

The funeral services of Mrs. Oliver GROVE will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Baptist church, this city. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL will be in charge of the rites. The body will lie in state at the Grove residence, 1117 Main street, up until noon Thursday, where friends may call.

Thursday, June 19, 1941

John Edward LANDIS, 55, died suddenly Tuesday night at 10:30 o'clock from a heart attack at his home three miles south of Grass Creek. He survived only one hour following the attack.
Mr. Landis was born on October 21, 1886, the son of Jacob and Mary LANDIS, and was occupied as a farmer and driver of a milk route around Grass Creek. On November 25, 1916, he was united in marriage with Ethel ELLIOTT.
Survivors are the wife, Ethel; one daughter, Ruth [LANDIS], at home; two sisters, Elsie FISHER and Anna LANDIS, both of Tucson, Ariz.; and two brothers, George LANDIS, Millersburg Pa., and Ralph LANDIS, Harrisburg, Pa.
Last rites will be held 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Fletchers Lake M.E. church, with Rev. W. M. SCHWEIN assisted by Rev. COLLIER officiating. Burial will be made in the Fletchers Lake cemetery.
The body has been returned to the home from the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton.

Friends may call to pay their respects at the Landis home in Grass Creek until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Reda Manona ASHER, 46, died at the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend at 9:15 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to complications. Mrs. Asher, who resided at 812 South Lafayette street in South Bend, had been ill for 12 days preceding her death.
The deceased was born on May 13, 1895, in Mentone and had lived most of her life around Argos, moving to South Bend 15 years ago. Her parents were John and Anna THOMPSON of Argos.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. George NYE and Miss Georgia MAST, both of South Bend; three brothers, Loren THOMPSON and Dale THOMPSON, both of Argos, and William THOMPSON of South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Emma ROHRER, South Bend; Mrs. Ruth ANDERSON, South Bend; and Mrs. Grace SMALL, Logansport.
Last rites will be held at 2:30 o'clock (DST) Friday afternoon from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos, Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The remains are now at the Grossman Funeral Home, where friends may call to pay their respects until the hour of the funeral.

Friday, June 20, 1941

Rufus M. THRUSH, 70 years old, known to his friends as "Boney," died at his home at 1007 Franklin avenue this morning at 11:00 o'clock, due to paralysis. He had been ill with the malady since February of this year.
The deceased operated a barber shop on East Ninth street here for 20 years, having learned the occupation of barbering from the late William WILLIAMSON, of Rochester, 53 years ago. During the time Mr. Thrush was in business here he gained many friends and acquaintances.
Rufus Thrush was born in Royal Center on November 17, 1870, the son of N. B. and Mary E. THRUSH. He moved to Rochester 52 years ago from Fletchers Lake and resided here for the rest of his life. On October 23, 1923, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Elizabeth McGEE of Rochester, who survives him.
Survivors besides the wife are two sisters, Maude SCHREYER, Rochester; Ada PAULUS, Marion, O.; two brothers, James THRUSH, Sr., Rochester; Ralph THRUSH, Milwaukee, Wis.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Foster funeral home with Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The remains are now at the Foster funeral home and will lie in state there until the hour of the funeral.

Arthur James GARVER, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence GARVER who reside three and a half miles northwest of Kewanna, died in the Kelsey hospital at Kewanna this morning at 7:30 o'clock from injuries received in a bicycle-car collision yesterday morning.
Garver received a skull fracture and a double fracture of his right elbow at 7:45 o'clock yesterday morning when the bicycle he was riding collided with a Willys coach driven by James GLASSMAN, farmer of Union township. The accident occurred on a "T" road junction about a quarter of a mile east of Lake Bruce. Garver was riding his bicycle north and Glassman was driving west when the accident occurred. He survived only about 24 hours following the mishap.
The Garver yourh was born in Winamac on April 24, 1926, and had lived near Kewanna most of his life. He was a student of the Kewanna high school.
Survivors are the parents; three brothers, Gerald [GARVER], Paul [GARVER], and Ralph [GARVER], at home; a grandfather, John GARVER of Winamac; and a grandmother, Mrs. Emma BAGWELL, Winamac.
No funeral arrangements have been made to date, but will be announced at a later time. The remains have been taken to the Fry and Lang Funeral Home in Winamac and will be returned to the home near Kewanna.

Mrs. Mary Grace NORTH, 70, of 315 East Fremont street, Argos, died at her home Thursday evening at 8:10 o'clock due to a stroke of paralysis. She lived only 24 hours after suffering an attack Wednesday.
Mrs. North was born at Plymouth on November 4, 1870, the daughter of Johnson and Elizabeth BROWNLEE, and had lived in Argos for 24 years, coming there from Plymouth. On December 24, 1895, in Plymouth, she was united in marriage with Cory B. NORTH, who survives her in death.
The deceased was a very active member of the Argos Methodist church and the Argos Monday club. She was also a very talented musician, giving piano lessons to various people around Argos.
Survivors are the husband, Cory; daughter, Mrs. Lenah BROCK, Whiting; three sons, Homer B. NORTH, Detroit, Mich.; Paul S. NORTH, Lockland, Ohio; and Ralph B. NORTH, Hammond.
The last rites will be held on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock (DST) from the Argos Methodist church, Rev. Roy KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The remains will be left at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, June 23, 1941

R. N. GAST, 83, life-resident of Henry township passed away 8 o'clock a.m. Sunday, at his farm home two and a half miles northwest of Akron. The deceased had been in ill health for the past two years suffering from complications.
Mr. Gast who had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the eastern section of the county, was born in Akron on July 14, 1858. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. The deceased was a member of the Church of God of Akron.
The survivors are his wife (formerly Clara BRYANT); two brothers, A. A. GAST, of Akron, and Augustus GAST, of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Clara WILLIAM, of Los Angeles and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Akron Church of God. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

Ralph BENDER, 32 years old, died in the Lebanon hospital Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock after he had shot himself in the stomach at 4:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Bender, a former resident of Argos, had been despondent for some time before he committed suicide.

Mr. Bender, whose residence was at 803 Main street in Lebanon, was born on September 18, 1908, in Wabash county, moving near Argos in 1910. He resided near that city until graduation from Argos high school. His parents are Edward H. and Mary BENDER, of three miles southwest of Argos.
In 1930, Bender was united in marriage with Margaret McCULLOUGH at Grand Junction, Colo. He was occupied as a truck driver for the Silver Fleet Trucking Company, out of Lebanon.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Austin, Ind., and of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are the wife, Margaret; one son, Jerry Lee [BENDER]; one daughter, Sandra Lue [BENDER]; the parents; three sisters, Mrs. Dewey WARNER, near Argos; Mrs. C. Olin STEPHENSON, of Constantine, Mich.; Mrs. Alex POSICK, of South Bend; and seven nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock (DST) from the Argos Christian church with Rev. Reno TACOMO of the Mishawaka Baptist church, officiating. Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Argos, will assist. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The remains have been taken from the Grossman funeral home to the parents' home southwest of Argos, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Word was received in Rochester today that Bert SMITH of Kokomo, former resident of this city, died Sunday morning in Kokomo at 11:30 o'clock.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at Kokomo from the Main Street M.E. church. Burial will be made in a Kokomo cemetery.

Funeral services for Charles O. DYCHE, owner of the WALGREEN AGENCY drug store and an official of the DYCHE MOTORS, INC., of this city, were conducted at the Presbyterian church at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Glenn C. McGEE was in charge of the rites.
Immediately following the services the body was entrained for Childress, Texas, where brief services will be conducted and interment made in the Dyche family lot in the Childress cemetery.
Coroner Dean STINSON has completed his inquest into the death and pronounced a verdict of suicide. An autopsy revealed that Mr. Dyche had placed the muzzle of a .38 calibre revolver in the roof of his mouth and fired a single shot which is believed to have caused instantaneous death. The bullet which was recovered is being examined by ballistic experts to check with the rifling of the gun which was found clasped in the right hand of Mr. Dyche.
Raletives and business associates of the deceased are at loss to affix a motive for the deed and private detectives who have been working on the case since the middle of last week are continuing their investigation, it was stated today.
Mr. Dyche disappeared late Tuesday evening from his lake cottage home adjacent to the Rochester country club and when he failed to put in his appearance at his drug store Wednesday morning, some apprehension was entertained inasmuch as he had not taken his auto or any extra clothing which would have indicated his departure from the city.
An investigation was immediately launched by local and private officers and the search for the missing man terminated late Saturday afternoon, when Max NICODEMUS, an employee of A. C. BRADLEY, discovered the body in a half prone position at the base of a tree in a wooded section of the Bradley farm on the southeast shore of Lake Manitou. The scene of the tragedy was about a mile south of Dyche's home, a few yards east of the new gravel road which skirts the lake from the old Fairview hotel site to the Joe BAKER farm.
Nicodemus stated he saw a man lying near the same tree Wednesday morning, but made no investigation, believing it was someone asleep. Saturday afternoon, while working the same vicinity, he noticed the body was still there and the discovery was made. It is believed that Dyche ended his life late Tuesday night. To date no note or other message has been found which might serve to clarify the tragedy.
Mr. Dyche came to Rochester in the fall of 1938 and purchased the BLUE DRUG STORE from Mrs. Edith B. RUH. Late in the fall of 1940, he became president of the Dyche Motors, Inc., a new Ford agency, associated with Mrs. Bessie BOWERS, widow of the late Bert BOWERS, Peru circus owner, and Ralph WALL, an auto agency manager, of Valparaiso. This business is located at 600-602 Main street. The deceased was also active in the civic and social affairs of the community and was a member of the Rochester Kiwanis Club and the Country Club.
Charles Oliver [DYCHE], son of Mr. and Mrs. Cal DYCHE, was born in Childress, Texas on December 5th, 1897. Following his graduation from the high school of that city, he completed a pharmaceutical course at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. For several years he operated a drug store at Hobart, Ind. and disposed of his interests to accept a salesman's position with the Parke-Davis Co. of Detroit. While in the employ of the pharmaceutical supply house Mr. Dyche's territory was in the Chicago area. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church and took an active interest in the affairs of that organization.
The survivors are three sisters and a brother, namely, Mrs. Norrine GORRELL, of Amarillo, Texas; Mrs. Helen SCOTT, of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Edna GRANGER, of Sabine Pass, Texas, and Sterling DYCHE, of Houston, Texas.
James GORRELL and his mother arrived in Rochester from Amarillo, Texas, early Saturday afternoon. James had been summoned to manage the drug store during the absence of his uncle. Mr. Gorrell was employed as manager of the local store from June 1940 to May 12,, of the present year, when he returned to his home in Texas for a visit with his mother before receiving a call into the U. S. Selective Service.
The funeral cortege entrained for Childress, Texas over the Erie railroad at 3:10 p.m. today.

Tuesday, June 24, 1941

Out-of-town people who attended the funeral services for Charles O. DYCHE, at the Presbyterian church, Monday afternoon, were: Tony SHAW, Albert VERPLANK, William B. MITCHELL and Paul EMERY, all of Hobart, Ind.; Mrs. Norrine GORRELL, of Amarillo, Texas; Iver SIMSO, of the Ford Motor branch offices, of Indianapolis; Richard SPITZER, of Albuquerque, N.M.; and James GORRELL, of Amarillo, Texas.

Funeral services for James H. (Bert) SMITH, 64, former resident of this city, were held at the Methodist church in Kokomo this afternoon. Several Rochester friends of the deceased attended the rites. Mr. Smith passed away 1:30 o'clock Sunday morning at his home in Kokomo.
James H., son of Edwin T. and Laura SMITH, was born May 4, 1877 at Green Oak, Ind.
In 1901, he married Laura NEWELL of Athens, Ind., and to this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Donna CRETZMAN of Kokomo. This companionship was broken by the death of the wife in 1909. Soon he moved from Rochester to Kokomo, where he followed his trade with the Plate Glass company. June 24, 1916, he was married to Maude CLEVENGER.
Mr. Smith was an active member of the Kokomo Methodist church. He was initiated in the Odd Fellows lodge in Rochester in 1898, transferring his membership to Kokomo when he moved there.
Surviving besides the widow and the daughter, Mrs. Cretzman, are two other daughters, Mrs. Betty Helen SUMMERS of Kokomo, and Mary Jane SMITH, at home, and one son, James H. SMITH, Jr., also at home.
The infant daughter of John and Hazel WALTZ died at the Woodlawn hospital shortly after birth yesterday evening.
Short funeral services for the child were held this morning from the Foster funeral home with Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE of the Rochester Evangelical church in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Wednesday, June 25, 1941

Miss Henrietta FROMM, well known Rochester and Chicago music teacher, died at the Woodlawn hospital yesterday evening at 10:30 o'clock from injuries received in a two-car collision that occurred near Fulton at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Miller AULT, her 16-months-old daughter, Margaret Kay [AULT], and Mrs. Clyde AULT, all of whom reside north of Fulton, were the occupants of the other car.
Miss Fromm, driving alone, was traveling north and the Ault machine was going east when the Fromm coupe crashed into the side of the Ault car at a crossroads, two miles northeast of Fulton. Miss Fromm was thrown 20 feet from her car when the crash occurred.
The four occupants of the two autos were taken to the Woodlawn hospital here in the Ditmire ambulance. Deptuy Sheriff Frank SUMMERS and State Patrolman BODY of Peru investigated the accident.
Miss Fromm was the most seriously injured, suffering a broken collar bone and chest and internal injuries. She never regained consciousness. Mrs. Clyde Ault also sustained a broken collar bone, the other two being dismissed Tuesday evening.
The Fromm car, a 1941 Chevrolet coupe, was damaged to the extent of $300 while the Ault vehicle, a 1941 Plymouth coach, was completely demolished.
Henriette Frances FROMM, talented pianist and music instructor, was born in Rochester, Ind., the daughter of Henry and Ella (McQUERN) FROMM. Miss Fromm received her education in Rochester and Chicago. She was a graduate of the American Musical Academy of Chicago and gave piano instruction in both Chicago and Rochester and vicinity for several years.
The deceased had a host of friends in both Illinois and throughout Fulton county and always took a most optimistic and cheerful view on all phases of life. Miss Fromm was a member of the Lutheran church (St. John's Academy) and was an active worker in various projects of civic and religious interest.
The survivors are her parents, Henry and Ida FROMM, of 1215 South Jefferson street, this city; an aunt, Mrs. William ZELLER, east of Rochester; an uncle, Fred FROMM, and several cousins.
The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the St. John's Lutheran church. Rev. William J. SCHROER will officiate. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, June 27, 1941

Friends in Kewanna today received word of the death of Mrs. Mable HENDERSON due to an apoplectic stroke suffered earlier this week. Mrs. Henderson, wife of Nolan HENDERSON of Fort Wayne, was a former resident of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the McComb Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial will be made in a Fort Wayne cemetery.

Monday, June 30, 1941

Mrs. Alfaretta KINDIG, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Justin HALL, 916 Franklin avenue, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Kindig had been ill since May 18, 1940, with paralysis.
The deceased was born near Akron on July 11, 1857, the daughter of Jonas and Leah NYE. She had been confined to her bed for the past three months.
Survivors are five children, Thornton [KINDIG], Logansport; Vernon [KINDIG], Akron; Mrs. Lola WIDEMAN, Akron; Mrs. L. W. RICHARDSON, Everett, Wis.; and Mrs. Justin HALL, Rochester; two brothers, Grant NYE, South Bend; and Schuyler NYE, Marion.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Athens United Breahren church with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Tuesday, July 1, 1941

A. J. GINTHER, 81, succumbed at his home southwest of Leiters Ford this morning at 6:15 o'clock. Death was due to heart trouble, with which Mr. Ginther had suffered for the past six months.
The deceased was born on October 4, 1859, at Leiters Ford, the son of Jacob and Sarah GINTHER. On November 14, 1883, he was united in marriage with Emma L. KING. Mr. Ginther was a well-known farmer around the Leiters Ford community.
Survivors are the wife; two sons, Dean [GINTHER], Rochester; Jay [GINTHER], Kewanna; and daughter, Mrs. Nellie CHILCOTE, South Bend. Two other children preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements have not been made to date, but will be announced at a later date.

Wednesday, July 2, 1941

Funeral services for Albert J. GINTHER, who died at his home near Leiters Ford yesterday morning, will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with Rev. H. L. ADAMS officiating. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford Odd Fellows cemetery.

Roy M. SEE, 64, well-known Cass county farmer, died suddenly at his home two and a half miles southwest of Twelve Mile yesterday at 11:30 a.m. following a heart attack. Mr. See had been in ill health for the past seven years.
The deceased was born on March 7, 1877, near Denver, Ind., the son of John and Mary SEE. He had resided his entire lifetime in Cass county. On February 14, 1914, he was united in marriage to Emma KINZIE.
Survivors are the wife; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth BIEHL, Huntington; two brothers, Charles SEE and Henry SEE, both of Denver; one foster-son, Roy SHIDAKER, LaPorte; and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be held from the Corinth Brethren Church at Twelve Mile Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock (CST) with Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH, assisted by Rev. Howard FLORA, officiating. Burial will be made in the Corinth cemetery near Twelve Mile.
The body has been returned from Ditmire funeral home to the residence, where friends may call to pay their respects until the hour of the funeral.

Saturday, July 5, 1941

Ernest LUTSEY, 49, former Armour and Company employee of this city, died at the Tomahawk, Wis., hospital Tuesday. He had been recuperating from a recent illness at his summer home in Tomahawk. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in Timahawk. Seven persons survive him.

Mrs. Elizabeth [BROCKEY] RHODES ZOLMAN, aged 82, died at the home of her son, Dewey [ZOLMAN], in Athens yesterday evening at 5:40 o'clock, due to complications. Death came to Mrs. Zolman, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, following an illness of three months.
The deceased was born on October 1, 1858, in Newcastle township, the daughter of William and Suzanna BROCKEY. She was married twice, in 1877 to Thomas RHODES and again in 1891 to James ZOLMAN. She was an active member of Rochester Baptist church.
Survivors are eight children, Mrs. John SMITH, Mrs. Nora MacINTYRE, Porter RHODES, Dewey ZOLMAN, Mrs. Fay WAGONER, Mrs. Trudie NELSON, Mrs. Michael SHEETS, Whiting; and Mrs. Eva MILLER, St. Clair, Mich.; 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildrn.
Last rites will be held at 2:30 o'clock (CST) Sunday afternoon from the Akron U.B. church. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL of the Rochester Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.
The remains will be taken to the home of the son, Dewey, in Athens, from Foster funeral home at two o'clock this afternoon.

John Adams BOCK, 75, succumbed at the Kelly hospital in Argos Friday morning, 2:45 o'clock, due to pneumonia developing from a sun stroke suffered a week ago. Mr. Bock made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey GRAY in Argos.
The deceased was born in St. Joseph county on May 12, 1865, the son of Leonard and Elizabeth BOCK. He came to Argos when a small boy and lived there the remainder of his life. Mr. Bock operated a grist mill in Argos and was also employed as a day laborer.
Survivors are one brother, Charles BOCK, California; and one sister, Mrs. Omer ORMSBY, Arcadia, California. Mrs. Bock, the former Christina HUDCHENS, preceded her husband in death in 1898.
Funeral services will be held from Umbaugh funeral home in Argos at three o'clock (DST) Sunday afternoon. Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE of Argos Methodist church will officiate. Burial is to be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Asa J. MURRAY, prominent retired farmer of Grass Creek, died suddenly at 11:30 Friday morning while he was attending the 23rd annual reunion of the KUMLER family, which was being held at the Rochester City Park. Death was attributed to coronary thrombosis. Prior to this fatal attack, Mr. Murray was enjoying his usual good health.
Mr. Murray had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties and always took an active interest in the religious and civic affairs of Wayne township and Fulton county.
Asa J., son of Robert and Hannah MURRAY, was born in Cass county on September 30th, 1867. He was united in marriage to Maude KUMLER in a ceremony solemnized at Grass Creek on September 21st, 1892. The deceased was the last member of a family of nine children. Mr. Murray followed the occupation of farming in Wayne township for a period of 43 years. Five years ago he retired and since that time has made his home in Grass Creek.
Survivors are his wife, and the following children: Mrs. Blanche BAKER, of Royal Center; George R. MURRAY, of Washington, Ind.; Rex E. MURRAY, of Grass Creek; Flossie MURRAY, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Floyd A. MURRAY, of Williamsburg, Ind. Two other children died in infancy. Frank KUMLER of this city is a brother-in-law of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning 10 o'clock (CST) at the Grass Creek United Brethren church. Rev. P. A. HUBARTT, pastor of the church will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Monday, July 7, 1941

David Edgar BAKER, infant son of Ira and Edna (FELTY) BAKER, died still-born Sunday afternoon, 6:30 o'clock, at 217 North Jefferson street. Mr. and Mrs. BAker reside in the Woodrow neighborhood southeast of Rochester.
Survivors are the parents, four brothers, Frederick [BAKER], Waldo [BAKER], Paul [BAKER] and Ira [BAKER]; two sisters, Lu Edith [BAKER and Ethel Ruth [BAKER], all at home; grandmother, Mrs. Indiana FELTY, Rochester; and grandfather, Dullen BOWERS, of Athens.
The body was taken from Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon to the Athens Mt. Hope cemetery, where a graveside service was held by Rev. HARDY of the Athens U.B. church.

Mrs. Minnie Ellen NEES, 37, passed away at 5:30 o'clock Sunday morning at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from complications following an illness of three months' duration. Mrs. Nees had been a patient in the hospital for nine weeks. The deceased who had resided in Rochester throughout her entire life had a host of friends in this community.
Minnie Ellen [LOWE], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward LOWE, was born in Rochester on July 20th, 1903. On April 2, 1919, she was united in marriage to Emmett FLOYD. This marriage later was dissolved through divorce and on June 29th, 1930, Mrs. Floyd was wed to William NEES, of this city.
The survivors are the husband; four children, Edward FLOYD, of Delphi; Mrs. Edward STEWART, of Niles, Mich.; Ernest [FLOYD] and Virginia FLOYD, at home; an adopted daughter, Rosemary NEES, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward LOWE, and five sisters, Mrs. Mildred LEWIS, Mrs. Edith ALBER, Mrs. Melva OLIVER, Mrs. Maxine CLELAND and Mrs. Betty SAYGER, all of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, (CST) at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. S. T. MOORE in charge. Interment will be made in the Hoover cemetery, near Athens. The body will lie in state at the Nees home on West Eighth street until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, July 8, 1941

Sylvia J. JOHNSTON, 46, died at her home in Ora at 12:00 noon Monday from a lingering illness suffered for three years. She had lived all her life at Ora and was preceded in death by her husband, Lee JOHNSTON, section foreman, who was killed near Ora last September when struck by a train.
Mrs. Johnston was born August 31, 1894, at Ora, the daughter of Jeff and Flora MANIS. At Knox, on April 19, 1915, she was united in marriage to Lee F. JOHNSTON.
The deceased was a member of Ora Brick church, Acme Rebekah lodge, and Ancient Order of Gleaners.
Surviving are the parents, six daughters, Mrs. Erma ROBISON, Ora; Edna [JOHNSTON], Phyllis [JOHNSTON] and Donna [JOHNSTON], at home; Mrs. Vera ROBISON, Crown Point; Miss Roxie JOHNSTON, Valparaiso; one son, Donald [JOHNSTON], Ora; one sister, Margaret WARKENSTEIN, North Judson; two brothers, Raymond MANIS, Culver, and Lester MANIS, LaPorte.
Last rites will be held at 10 o'clock (CST) Wednesday morning in Ora Brick church, with Rev. T. B. GILBERT, assisted by Charles MALATT, officiating. Burial will be made in Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, July 9, 1941

Mrs. Frank GOULD, West Thirteenth street, has received word of the serious illness of N. W. PERSHING, 92, of Indianapolis. Mr. Pershing, a second cousin of Gen. John J. PERSHING, is a former resident of Rochester. He was born here and left when 12 years of age.
Mr. Pershing has been a very prominent newspaper [editor?], and is the only surviving charter member of the Republican Editorial association. He was postmaster at Tipton for a number of years and had charge of the first state auto license department in the State House at Indianapolis. He has made his home for a number of years with his daughter, Mrs. Albert PORTER, 2549 North New Jersey street, Indianapolis.

Thursday, July 10, 1941

Ruth Alice QUICK, 82 years of age, died at the home of her son, Carl, 504 Fulton avenue, at 7:40 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to shock received from a broken hip suffered nine days ago.
The deceased was born in Missouri on December 3, 1858, the daughter of Robert and Mary BRIGGS, and had made her home here for the past six years. She was united in marriage with Lewis Milton QUICK on October 28, 1879, in Macy.
Mrs. Quick was an active member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are three sons, Earl [QUICK] and Carl [QUICK], Rochester; Orville [QUICK], Hartford, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. B. F. DEWALD, Rochester; Mrs. Ida DEWALD, Wheaton, Ill.; Mrs. Hugh WILLIAMS, Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs. Willard CALLOWAY, Macy; Mrs. Sarah HATCH, Peru; two brothers, Rev. James BRIGGS, Wichita, Kans.; and Albert BRIGGS, Macy; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church in Fulton Saturday morning, 10 a.m. (CST), with Rev. Arthur FRANKLIN officiating. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.
Remains will be taken to the home Thursday evening from the Foster Funeral Home.

Saturday, July 12, 1941

Professor James S. HINES, 66, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning at his home in Kewanna, Ind. His death resulted from complications following an illness of nine weeks duration. Prof. Hines had been a member of the Notre Dame University faculty for a period of over 30 years. Following his retirement a little over three years ago Mr. Hines returned to Kewanna where he took up his residency.
James S. Hines was born in Wayne township, Fulton county, on March 3rd, 1875. Following the completion of his education Mr. Hines taught school in Fulton and Akron High schools and other county schools for over ten years. Prof. Hines' first wife who was Winifred McGREEVEY, passed away in 1919. On Sept. 9th, 1930 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Nettie GILBERT. Prof. Hines was a member of the Knights of Columbus Round Table and the Notre Dame Alumna Club and the St. Ann's Catholic church.
The deceased was a graduate of the State Teachers College of Terre Haute; the Indiana University and a B.S. degree from Notre Dame University. Prof. Hines was active in political, civic and social affairs in South Bend and vicinity.
The survivors are his wife, a son William [HINES], of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Sister NOEMI, of Jacksonville, Ill.; Mrs. Julia QUATMAN, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Michael DOWNEY, of Chicago; a brother, Michael HINES, of Kewanna and 13 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 (DST) at the St. Ann's Catholic church and interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport.

Monday, July 14, 1941

Mrs. Lydia Ann SPOTTS, 87 years of age died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence HENDRICKSON, one and a half miles west of Fulton, Monday morning at eleven o'clock. Death was due to paralysis, which Mrs. Spotts had suffered for the past five months.
Lydia Ann [SMITH], daughter of Michael and Susan SMITH, was born on February 1, 1854, near Gilead. She had lived all her life in the Fulton community. On December 31, 1876, she was united in marriage to George A. SPOTTS, who preceded her in death on December 23, 1938.
The deceased was an active member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lawrence HENDRICKSON, Fulton; Mrs. Sadie SHOWLEY, Rochester; Mrs. Tava CALLAHAN, Milford, Ill.; Mrs. Ruby CALLAHAN, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Opal WELSHEIMER, Mishawaka; 16 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be held Wednesday 2:00 p.m. (CST) from the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. Stacey SHAW, assisted by Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, will officiate. Burial is to be made in Salem cemetery northwest of Fulton.
Remains will be returned to the Hendrickson home Tuesday from Ditmire's funeral home in Fulton.

Peter ZEGAFUSE, 84, well known farmer of the Gilead community, passed away Saturday evening 5:40 o'clock at his home west of Gilead. He had been in ill health for the past several months from a complication of diseases. Mr. Zegafuse had been a resident of that community for over 31 years.
The deceased was born in Miami county, on October 20th, 1856. His parents were Michael and Elizabeth ZEGAFUSE. On July 29th, 1878, Mr. Zegafuse was united in marriage with Alice F. FITES. Mrs. Zegafuse preceded in death on November 5th, 1930. He was a member of the Gilead Methodist church and the Macabee lodge.
The survivors are a son, Michael ZEGAFUSE, of Bridgeport, Wash.; five daughters, Miss Frances ZEGAFUSE, of Rochester; Mrs. Zella DAWALD of Macy; Mrs. Bertha POWELL, of Macy; Mrs. Mary GILLILAND, of Idaville; Mrs. Alta RODMAN, of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca HOFFMAN, of Akron; Mrs. Elizabeth FISHLEY, of Macy; a brother, Emanuel ZEGAFUSE, of Macy; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Gilead Methodist church with Rev. T. W. MONTGOMERY officiating. Interment was made in the Gilead cemetery.

Tuesday, July 15, 1941

Last rites for Professor James F. HINES, who died at his home in Kewanna Saturday, were conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. Father WALSKI celebrated solemn high mass, assisted by Father ILL and Father McGUIRE, Notre Dame university representatives. Sermon was delivered by Father BREITENBACH, formerly of Kewanna.
Active pallbearers at the funeral were Robert COOK, South Bend; James FRUSHOUR, Lucerne; Michael HINES, Notre Dame U.; James Roger HINES, Kewanna; John QUATMAN, Jr., Indianapolis; Thomas McGREEVY, Logansport; all nephews of the deceased. Honorary pallbearers were Dean Thomas F. KONOP, Dr. John COONEY, Prof. William BENNETTS, Lieut. Col. B. G. DEBOIS, Prof. William H. DOWNEY, and Prof. William DOOLEY, all of Notre Dame university.
Friends and relatives from out-of-town who attended the rites were: Mr. and Mrs. MARKUS, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. MAHAN, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel BUNKER, Mrs. John COONEY and daughter Katherine [COONEY], Mr. and Mrs. CARTER, Mrs. T. F. KONOP, Mrs. B. G. DEBOIS, and Mrs. W. H. DOWNEY, all of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Owen McGREEVY, son and daughter, Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Paul McGREEVY, Burrows; Mr. and Mrs. Neil McGREEVY, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. COOK, Madison, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. COOK, Oak Park, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. COOK and son, Robert [COOK], and Mrs. Horace HARDY, all of South Bend; Mrs. William COSTELLO and son, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. COSTELLO and Mrs. E. H. TAYLOR, all of Michigan City; Mrs. Ada MYERS and son, Johnnie [MYERS], and Michael HINES, Jr., of South Bend; Mr. G. B. BORDENET, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. BAIRD, Rossville; Sister NOEMI, Jacksonville, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. John QUATMAN, Mrs. William STALL, Mr. John QUATMAN, Jr., all of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Michael DOWNEY and family, Chicago; and Mr. and Mrs. Michael ANDERSON and daughters of South Bend.

Wednesday, July 16, 1941

Robert M. MATHEWS, 72, farmer residing at the south edge of Fulton on State Road 25, died at Woodlawn hospital Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Mathews had been a patient at Woodlawn hospital for five weeks, suffering from mixed infection.
The deceased was born on November 14, 1868, the son of William and Jane MATHEWS, near Fletchers Lake, and had lived all his life in the Fulton community. On January 8, 1890, he was united in marriage to Ida BEATTIE, who preceded him in death on August 24, 1893. He was again united in marriage on February 14, 1900, to Ella LEMON, who survives.
Mr. Mathews was a widely-known farmer and stockman and had many friends in Fulton county.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Florence STOELING, Moline, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie WILSON, and Mrs. Grace WENGER, both of Waterloo, Iowa; Mrs. Blanche TABST, South Bend; one brother, Arthur MATHEWS, Union City, Mich.; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Lena CALLOWAY, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock (CST) Thursday afternoon at the home with Rev. Stacey SHAW of Fulton U.B. church, assisted by Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Baptist church, in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
Remains were taken to the home Wednesday morning from Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. Friends may call at the home until hour of the funeral.

James Franklin ENGLE, 71, died at his home near Bruce Lake at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. He had been ill for the past six weeks, suffering from a complication of diseases.
The deceased was born in 1870, the son of Moses and Susan ENGLE, near Bruce Lake, and had lived in that community his entire life. He was united in marriage on December 5, 1891, to Florence BRUCE, who survives.
Mr. Engle had worked as a section hand on the railroad for the past 30 years.
Surviving are the wife; six sons, Oscar [ENGLE] and George [ENGLE], Rochester; Arthur [ENGLE], James [ENGLE], Chester [ENGLE] and Cecil [ENGLE], all of Kewanna; four daughters, Mrs. Della Mae JENKINS, Benton Harbor, Mich; Mrs. Stella KISSINGER, Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Grace CALDWELL, Winamac; Mrs. Frances HURLBURT, Kewanna; and one brother, Allen [ENGLE], Michigan City.
Last rites will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock (DST) from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna, with Rev. W. I. WEYANT officiating. Interment is to be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Lake Bruce.

Mrs. Ella M. DRUDGE, life-long resident of Fulton county, passed away Tuesday afternoon 3:10 o'clock at her home, 117 West Seventh street, this city. Death was attributed to heart trouble and complications following an illness of four months duration. The deceased had been in ill health for the past four months. Her condition was not regarded as extremely critical until two weeks ago. Mrs. Drudge who had resided in Newcastle township for over two score years had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Ella M. [MOORE], daughter of Benjamin and Nancy (MILLER) MOORE was born on a farm near Athens, Ind., on Sept. 5th, 1871. She was united in marriage with Charles DRUDGE on Sept. 3rd, 1890, in a ceremony solemnized in the home of her parents. Mr. Drudge preceded his wife in death on January 2nd, 1934.
In early girlhood the deceased became a member of the Athens United Brethren church and upon taking up her residency in Rochester a little over three years ago, her membership was transferred to the Methodist church of this city. Mrs.Drudge was a member of the Women's Home Missionary Society of this city and throughout her entire life she was an ardent worker in the church and its kindred branches of social service.
The survivors are a son, Wilson DRUDGE, of near Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. John DAWSON and Mrs. Ralph LUKENS, both of Akron; a twin brother, Wilson MOORE, of Athens; two sisters, whom were also twins, Mrs. Flora MOORE and Miss Laura MOORE, both of Athens, and a third sister, Mrs. Sol BURNS, also of near Athens. A daughter, Lena Faun [DRUDGE], preceded her mother in death, in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at the Rochester Methodist church, Thursday afternoon, two o'clock Central Standard time. Rev. Thos. L. STOVALL, of Crawfordsville, will be in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
The body will lie in state at the Drudge home, 117 West Seventh street, where relatives and friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, July 17, 1941

Harry KISSINGER, formerly of Rochester, died this morning at his home in Marshall, Iowa. Funeral rites will be held Sunday afternoon at Marshall. Mr. Kissinger lived in this city for some time and operated a meat market on North Main street where the HALDEMAN market is now located.

Double funeral services were held in South Whitley this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for Kenneth McCOY, 48, former minister, and his wife, Ethel [McCOY], 25, who ended their lives by drinking poison in a Toledo, Ohio, rooming house Monday.
McCoy's father, Rev. Noah McCOY, is a former pastor of the Rochester United Brethren church, coming here in 1921 and serving from the local pulpit for four years. Rev. McCoy is now residing in North Manchester.
Chief of Police Ray E. ALLEN dispached officers to the McCoy room after he had received a letter from Mrs. McCoy stating she and her husband were going to end their lives. A four-page letter alluded strongly to "family trouble."
McCoy held several pastorates in the northern section of the state, including Claypool, Brimfield, Albion, and two rural churches near South Whitley.
Kenneth McCoy is survived by his parents, one son, one daughter, one sister, and one brother. Surviving Esther, his wife, are her parents, one sister and five brothers. The two were married on January 11, 1941.

Frank F. RUMBOLD, 65, North Tonawanda, N.Y., prominent in Masonic and banking circles at Tonawanda, died Monday night in the DeGraff Memorial hospital there. His death followed a lingering illness.
Life-long resident of Tonawanda, Mr. Rumbold had held managerial positions in various banks for the past 30 years. At the time of his death, he was assistant treasurer of the Marine Trust company, with offices in Buffalo, N.Y. A member of the Presbyterian church, he was past grand master of the Tonawanda Masonic lodge and had held other high positions in that organization.

Surviving are the wife, Lanora M. (SKIDMORE) [RUMBOLD], and a daughter, Lanora S. [RUMBOLD]. Mrs. Rumbold is a former Rochester girl, having lived here all her life and graduating from Rochester high school. The Rumbolds visited Rochester every summer and had many friends in this city.

Friday, July 18, 1941

Robert Edwin SMITH, of near Richland Center, passed away Thursday evening at Woodlawn hospital, this city. The deceased, who attended school at Richland Center, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout that community and Rochester.
Robert Edwin, son of Ernest A. (Jake) and Bertha A. SMITH, was born in Rochester, Ind., on July 31, 1915. At the time of his demise he was 26 years, 11 months and 17 days of age. Since 1920, Robert resided on a farm near Richland Center where he followed the occupation of farming.
The survivors besides his parents are two sisters, Mrs. Roy SHEETZ, of Rochester; Nellie Mae SMITH, of Indianapolis; and two brothers, James E. SMITH and Joe SMITH, at home. A niece, Ella Charlene SHEETZ, and a nephew, John Arthur SHEETZ, also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Richland Center Methodist church, Sunday afternoon, two o'clock (Central Standard time). Rev. John Paul JONES will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, near Athens.

Saturday, July 19, 1941

Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday in Mishawaka for Glen STAYTON, 37, former resident of Argos, who died in the Epworth hospital at Mishawaka Wednesday evening. Stayton lived near Argos until early manhood, when he moved to Mishawaka.
Surviving the deceased, who is a World War veteran, are the wife, Mabel [STAYTON]; five sons, Morris G. [STAYTON], Byron R. [STAYTON], Oliver [STAYTON], Russell D. [STAYTON] and Cleo R. [STAYTON], all at home; two daughters, Mrs. Janice HUNSBERGER, Mishawaka; Elnora STAYTON, at home; three brothers, William [STAYTON], Irvin [STAYTON], Harley [STAYTON], and Jesse [STAYTON], all of Mishawaka; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy THOMAS, Beloit, Wis.; Mrs. Viola CARPENTER and Mrs. Elsie STAYTON, both of Argos; two aunts, Misses Mary [BAKER] and Stella BAKER, Argos; one grandson, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Monday, July 21, 1941

Mrs. Clara HOOVER, 69, Twelve Mile, died at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru Saturday at midnight following an illness of several weeks. Death was due to complications.
Clara [KELSEY], daughter of Samuel and Eliza KELSEY, was born in Fort Wayne on September 14, 1871. She had lived in Twelve Mile community practically her entire life and was a member of the Corinth Brethren church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hugh SCOTTEN, Twelve Mile; and one brother, A. B. KELSEY, Amboy. Two sons and her husband, John L. HOOVER, who died in 1933, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock (CST) in Corinth Brethren church, Rev. G. L. MAUS officiating. Burial is to be made in Twelve Mile cemetery.

Tuesday, July 22, 1941

Mrs. Cora Ellen FENSTERMAKER, 65, 521 North Michigan street, Argos, died at the Kelly hospital in Argos at nine o'clock Monday evening. She had been ill for seven months, suffering from diabetes.
The deceased was born August 14, 1875, in Fulton county, the daughter of Abner and Margaret Jane ANDERSON. She had lived in Argos for the past 20 years, moving there from this county. On October 6, 1894, she was united in marriage to Zane W. FENSTERMAKER, who survives.
She was a member of Argos Congressional Christian church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Fenstermaker operated a variety store in Argos until her health failed.
Surviving are the husband, Zane; one son, Vance [FENSTERMAKER], Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Ina JEFFRIES, Argos, and Miss Daisy FENSTERMAKER, at home; and one half-sister, Mrs. Rachel COCHIAN, Mentone.
Last rites will be held from Argos Christian church at three o'clock (DST) Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove cemetery.
Remains will be taken from the Grossman Funeral Home to the Fenstermaker home Tuesday evening where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Isaiah GARBER, father of Mrs. Alma VICKERY, this city, died at his home in Bippus, Ind., Monday evening after an illness of several weeks.
Mrs. Vickery had been with her father in Bippus for some time since his illness.

Thursday, July 24, 1941

Jeremiah W. BYRER, 81, former resident of Rochester, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nancy WARREN, South Bend, at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death came after a four months' illness.
The deceased was born on October 7, 1859, in Ohio and had lived most of his life in the Talma community. He taught school in the Talma district for 30 years and served two terms as Fulton county assessor.
He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic Temple.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Nancy WARREN and Mrs. Grace HOOVER, both of South Bend; Miss Celia BYRER, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Cleo KALLENBACK, Chicago; one son Charles [BYRER], Fort Wayne; two brothers, Wesley [BYRER], Chicago; Lynn [BYRER], Bremen; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at one o'clock (CST) from the Methodist church in Mentone. Rev. C. C. THOMAS will be in charge. Interment is to be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Ann SCHERTZ, 72 years old, well-known Rochester resident, died in her home at 808 Monroe street, 3:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death came after an illness of two and a half years' duration.
Mary Ann [SCHWARTZ], daughter of Christian and Elizabeth SCHWARTZ, was born in Karmock, Ill., on August 19, 1868. She came to Rochester from Hamlet, Ind., and had resided here since 1918. On December 23, 1891, she was united in marriage to Henry W. SCHERTZ, who preceded her in death.
The deceased was a member of Trinity Evangelical church of this city.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fern SWENK, Mrs. Anna O. RIDDLE, both of near Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Ella ORY, Karmock, Ill.; four brothers, August [SCHWARTZ], Frank [SCHWARTZ] and Louis [SCHWARTZ], all of Karmock, and E. A. SCHWARTZ, Detroit, Mich.; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from Trinity Evangelical church at three o'clock (DST) Friday afternoon, Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE officiating. Interment will be in Odd Fellows cemetery.
Remains were taken to the residence at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from Foster funeral home.

Friends in Rochester have received word of the death Monday of Mrs. Solomon J. SHADEL in Trinidad, Colo. Mrs. Shadel graduated from Rochester college and had many friends in the city and Fulton county.
Funeral services for the deceased, who died from the effects of a major operation, were held in Trinidad Wednesday afternoon. Burial was made in a Trinidad cemetery.

Last rites for Mrs. Louisa OSBORN, 86, of Kewanna, were held at two o'clock (CST) this afternoon from Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.
Mrs. Osborn had been confined to her bed for six weeks preceding her death, due to complications.
The deceased was born on December 23, 1854, near Caledonia, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas and Louisa GREEN. She came to Kewanna from Royal Center and lived in the Kewanna community for 33 years. She was united in marriage to Charles OSBORN, who preceded her in death, on December 12, 1872.
Mrs. Osborn was an active member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. S. T. HAMILTON, Kewanna; Mrs. J. E. FRUSHOWR, Royal Center; one son, Fred [OSBORN], Logansport; and two grandchildren.

Monday, July 28, 1941

Mrs. Gladys Thelma HOOVER, 36, wife of Paul A. HOOVER, teacher in Delong schools, died at 11:05 o'clock Saturday evening at her home near Delong. She had been in ill health for several years.
Surviving are the husband; three children, Bonnie Lou [HOOVER], Harry [HOOVER], and Pauline [HOOVER], all at home; and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry LEOPOLD, near Monterey.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock (CST) Tuesday afternoon from Methodist church at Delong. Burial will be made in Leiters Ford cemetery.

Mrs. Lillie I. GATES, 75, died at her home in Huntington, Saturday evening at 8:20 p.m., following an illness of about one year. She had been confined to her bed for four and a half months.
Mrs. Gates was born in Fulton county, near this city, on September 24, 1865, the daughter of Christopher and Sarah Ann EDINGER. She was united in marriage to Henry GATES, who preceded her in death, on February 22, 1890.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Zella OVERHOLT, Huntington; a half-sister, Mrs. Della KELL, near Argos; and one foster brother, Herbert MORRILL, Argos.
Funeral services will be conducted at three o'clock (DST) from Bailey funeral home in Huntington. Burial wil be made in Huntington Mt. Hope cemetery.

Mrs. Jessie Eleanor CARVEY, 76, ill for only three weeks, died Sunday afternoon about 5 o'clock at her home one-half mile north of Perrysburg on Road 31, on the same farm on which she was born August 30, 1864, to Calvin and Elizabeth MACKEY SINONTON. Death was due to complications.
A member of the Presbyterian church, she is survived by a foster son, Lawrence E. CARVEY of Plymouth. In 1895 she married Palmer CARVEY, who preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. (CST) from Kline funeral chapel in Denver with Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH of Perrysburg officiating. Burial will be made in Macy cemetery.
Remains may be viewed after six o'clock at Kline funeral home until hour of last rites.

Mrs. Laura EARHART SMITH, 42, died at her home three miles east of Macy at 3 p.m. Saturday following an illness of three weeks' duration.
The deceased was born August 24, 1898 in Denver, to Henry H. and Mary C. EARHART, and was married Sept. 21, 1940 to Gordon SMITH. Survivors are the husband and father. A brother and her mother preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today from the Church of the Brethren in Mexico with Rev. Charles OBERLIN officiating. Interment was made in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.

Howard Lee RANS, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. George RANS, formerly of near Fulton, now of the Mentone community, was instantly killed about 2:15 Saturday afternoon as he drove a tractor along the highway near his home. The lad had stopped at home to cool off and had drunk a large quantity of ice water before proceeding down the road. His parents believe he became sick and lost control of the tractor, which turned over in the ditch. The lad was found lying beside a large stone at the side of the road which evidently he struck with his head when thrown from the tractor.
He suffered a skull fracture, a broken neck and a fractured left arm. A neighbor lady, noticing smoke from gasoline that ignited after it spilled from the overturned tractor, was first upon the scene of the accident. With help she removed the boy and notified his parents.
Howard Lee Rans was born August 22, 1926, near Fulton and three and one-half years ago moved with his parents to a home one and one-half miles southeast of Mentone.
Survivors besides the parents are two sisters, Mrs. Fern BEESON, of near Mentone and Miss Grace Alcie RANS, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James RANS, of near Twelve Mile and the maternal grandfather, Jacob HENDRICKSON, of Fulton. One sister, Mrs. Deloris ENYART, died July 5, 1937.
Funeral services were held today at 1:30 (CST) from the Baptist church, Mentone, with Rev. HOWARD, pastor, in charge. Burial was made in Fulton cemetery.

Mrs. Jennie HENDERSON, 66, of Kewanna, died in the Kelsey hospital, Kewanna, Sunday night from brain concussion and internal injuries she received in an intersection collision Sunday evening about eight o'clock.
Mrs. Henderson, riding in a 1938 Ford sedan driven by her son-in-law, Ralph HEWLETT, Toto, Ind., who was accompanied by his wife, and son, Ray [HEWLETT], suffered fatal injuries when the Hewlett auto collided with a car operated by Ronald KRIDER, R.R. 2, Culver. Krider was accompanied by his brother Robert [KRIDER], and Jesse PISSETTO, a visitor at the Krider home.
The two autos collided at a cross-roads west of Burr Oak and the Hewlett car was completely turned around and forced against a tree as a result of the impact. Mrs. Henderson was thrown about ten feet from the auto.
Mrs. Hewlett and son, Ray, suffered only cuts and bruises, while Mr. Hewlett received a broken elbow tip and wrenched kneecap. Both Robert and Ronald Krider suffered cuts and bruises. Pissetto received a broken collar bone.
Mrs. Jennie Belle HENDERSON, 66, was born in Kewanna on January 7, 1875, the daughter of John F. and Emma WILSON. In 1904, she was united in marriage to Clyde HENDERSON, who preceded her in death seven years ago.
The deceased had resided in Rochester for about ten years, before moving back to Kewanna.
She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are: one son, Huron [HENDERSON], LaPorte; one daughter, Mrs. Geneva HEWLETT, Toto, Ind.; one grandson, Ray HEWLETT, Toto; four sisters, Mrs. Walter WILSON, Kewanna; Mrs. George HARRINGTON, Mishawaka; Mrs. Ray MARTIN, Winterhaven, Fla.; Mrs. Agnes WILSON, Raleigh, N.C; and three brother, Bert [WILSON], Elwood; Charles [WILSON], Chicago; and Hugh [WILSON], Kewanna.
Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel.

Tuesday, July 29, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie HENDERSON, who was killed in an auto crash near Burr Oak Sunday, will be held from the Kewanna Methodist church, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock (DST), Rev. Marshall P. LUCAS officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Emma Belle HALTERMAN, 84, succumbed at home of her son, Ray HALTERMAN, Tiosa, Monday evening at 6:45 o'clock due to complications resulting from several years' illness.
The deceased was born on January 22, 1857, in Fulton county and had resided in this community her entire life. Her parents were Lyman and Eliza ORMSBY. Harrison HALTERMAN preceded his wife in death.
Mrs. Halterman was a member of the Brethren church at Tiosa.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dora SMITH, Rochester; four sons, Ben [HALTERMAN] and Roy [HALTERMAN] both of Rochester; Allie [HALTERMAN], Logansport; and Fred [HALTERMAN], Cleveland, O.
Last rites will be held at two o'clock (CST) Wednesday afternoon at residence of Roy Halterman. Burial will be made in Sand Hill cemetery.

Martha Annie KEEBLER, 79 years of age, died Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth FELIX, about a mile and a half north of Rochester. Death came after a lingering illness of seven years' duration.
Martha Annie [WILSON], daughter of Seth and Hanna WILSON, was born March 14, 1862, in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Keebler came to this community 40 years ago and resided here until her death. Her husband, John KEEBLER, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Keebler was a member of the Evangelical church of this city.
Survivors are three sons, Clarence [KEEBLER], Irvin [KEEBLER], and Ed [KEEBLER], all of Rochester; the daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth FELIX, of near Rochester; and one brother, Pierce WILSON, also of Rochester.
Remains will be taken to Montoursville, Pa., at 8:15 o'clock Tuesday evening for last rites and burial Thursday. Friends may view the body at the Foster Funeral Home from six to eight o'clock Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, July 30, 1941

Robert J. BEATTIE, 82 years of age, succumbed at his home in Fulton at 11:45 o'clock Tuesday night. Death came following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered Monday evening. Mr. Beattie had been unconscious since the attack.
The deceased was born in Cass county on July 7, 1859, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth JULIAN BEATTIE and came to Fulton from Cass county five years ago. His first marriage was on August 18, 1881, to Rebecca CLARY, who died May 23, 1885. On July 21, 1889, he was united in marriage to Ada THRUSH, who survives.
Mr. Beattie operated a hardware store in Fulton along with his farming duties. He was a member of Logansport F. and A. M. lodge.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Gale BLACK, of near Fulton; Mrs. John PINKERTON, El Paso, Texas; three sons, Ivan [BEATTIE], Wabash; Orval [BEATTIE], near Fulton; Troy [BEATTIE], Akron; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
No funeral arrangements have been made as yet, but will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel. The body was removed to the home Wednesday afternoon from the Ditmire Funeral home.

Thursday, July 31, 1941

Funeral services for Robert J. BEATTIE, Fulton, who died Tuesday evening, were held at Fletcher's Lake Methodist church at two o'clock (CST) Thursday afternoon. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, of Fulton Baptist church, officiated. Burial was in Fletcher's Lake cemetery.

Ambrose PONTIUS, 68 years of age, died from a heart ailment at his home in Akron Wednesday morning. He had been ill for more than a year before his death.
Ambrose, son of Abraham and Rachel PONTIUS, was born in 1873 near Akron and had lived in that community his entire life. His wife, Anna STARR, preceded him in death several years ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cloyce GEIGER, Akron; Mrs. Ed SEITFRIED, Disko; two sons, Clyde [PONTIUS] and Russell [PONTIUS], both of Akron; two sisters and several grandchildren.
Last rites will be held Friday aftenoon at 2 o'clock (DST), from the Akron Church of God. Rev. Lee HILL will officiate and burial is to be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron.
The body will be removed to the home of Mrs. Cloyce Geiger this afternoon, where friends may call to view the remains until the hour of the funeral.

Saturday, August 2, 1941

Friends and relatives here were today informed of the death of Mrs. Cleo MILLER, wife of Hugh S. MILLER, United States consul at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, on June 30, which resulted from injuries received when she was thrown from a horse on a ranch near Ashcroft, Canada.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller are both former residents of Rochester, Mr. Miller being a cousin to both Fred L. MILLER and Earl MILLER, this city. Mrs. Miller, when thrown from the horse, suffered internal injuries, resulting in her death.
Mr. Miller graduated from Rochester high school and college and for several years was employed by the Hearst newspaper syndicate as a feature writer. He later entered the United States consular service and was stationed in various cities in China for many years. He is now in Couderay, Wis., but plans to visit Rochester soon.
The body of Mrs. Miller was cremated and returned to Chicago.

Monday, August 4, 1941

Private funeral services were held at three o'clock (CST) this afternoon from the Foster funeral home chapel for Robert John BURKETT, aged 10, who died at his home near Richland Center at 6:35 o'clock Sunday evening, due to infantile paralysis. He had been ill for three days preceding his death. Rev. John Paul JONES officiated at the last rites and burial was made in Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Robert John, son of Ralph and Frances RHODES BURKETT, was born in Richland township on July 13, 1921.
Surviving are the parents, a sister, Mary Ann [BURKETT], at home; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.Austin BURKETT, Richland Center.

Mrs. Alice E. OWENS, 85, a pioneer resident of this city, passed away Saturday evening, 11:10 o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles HAVLICK, 224 West 3rd street. Death resulted from complications which followed a hip fracture which she suffered several months ago. Mrs. Owens resided in Rochester for over 74 years and had a host of friends throughout this community.
Alice E., daughter of Samuel and Eliza (LYDICK) CUMMINGS, was born at Rock Creek, Ind., on September 15th, 1855. In a ceremony solemnized at Rochester, Ind., on May 18th, 1873, she was united in marriage with George K. OWENS. Mrs. Owens was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
The survivors are a granddaughter, Mrs. Charles HAVLICK, of this city; a foster grandson, Ernest JOHNSTON, of Belle Center, Ohio. Four children preceded her in death, two sons in infancy and two daughters, Mrs. Lola SHIVELY and Mrs. Nettie Mae BROWN.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Harry MOUNT will be held Tuesday afternoon, 3 o'clock (Daylight Saving time) at the Rochester Christian church. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, August 6, 1941

Edward CAVENDER, year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard CAVENDER, Monterey, now residing in Plymouth, was killed and six persons injured, two seriously, in a two-car collision at an intersection three miles south of Monterey Tuesday evening, 7:30 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Cavender, also injured, were taken to the Kelsey hospital in Kewanna for treatment of cuts and bruises and dismissed late Tuesday evening.
Others injured were:
Arthur PARRY, 37, Monterey, taken to the Carneal hospital at Winamac with serious injuries.
Parry's wife, Myrl [PARRY], 36, also taken to the Carneal hospital, suffered broken right arm, fractured foot, and serious head injuries.
Marian PARRY, 8, their daughter, who suffered loss of several teeth.
Edna REETZ, 25, taken to Carneal hospital with cuts and bruises and a possible fractured leg.
The accident occurred when the Cavender auto, traveling north, and occupied by Mr. land Mrs. Cavender and their infant son, collided with the car driven by Parry, who was accompanied by his wife, daughter, and Miss FEETZ, traveling west. No reason for the accident was given, but the corner was said not to be a blind one.
State Policeman Delva MASTERSON, Sheriff Addison DAUGHERTY, Deputy Sheriff Henry KOPKEY, and Coroner Harry QUERRY of Pulaski county, investigated the accident.
The body of the Cavender infant was removed to Lukenbill funeral home in Leiters Ford, pending funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Ora FOSTER, this city, received word Tuesday evening that her sister, Mrs. Ressie MIDDLETON, 65, South Bend, formerly of Argos, was killed Tuesday afternoon in Plymouth, Wisconsin.
Mrs. Middleton had accompanied her brother-in-law, James MIDDLETON, of Argos, to Plymouth, Wis., on a lumber truck. It was understood the fatal accident occurred when the truck coasted backward as Mrs. Middleton was standing behind the vehicle. She died in the hospital a few hours later. The truck was owned by Sanderson Lumber company of Argos.
The deceased was the widow of late Lannie MIDDLETON, and was a member of Argos Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur ROHRER and Miss Thelma MIDDLETON, both of South Bend, and the sister, Mrs. Ora Foster, Rochester.
The Foster funeral home hearse left Tuesday evening for Wisconsin to return the body to this city.

Thursday, August 7, 1941

Mrs. Amanda Olive MORRIS, 80, passed away at 7 o'clock Thursday morning at her home in Akron. Her death resulted from complications. Mrs. Morris had a host of friends throughout the eastern section of the county. The deceased was the mother of County Commissioner Roy (Jack) MORRIS.
Amanda Olive [WHITTENBERGER], daughter of Reuben and Esther WHITTENBERGER, was born on a farm near Akron on October 12, 1861. She was a resident of Henry township throughout her entire life. On November 8th, 1879, she was united in marriage with Monroe MORRIS. The deceased was a member of the First Church of God, of Akron.
The survivors are seven sons, James [MORRIS], of Argos; Joseph [MORRIS], of Roann; Chester [MORRIS] and Roy (Jack) [MORRIS], of Akron; Fred [MORRIS], of Indianapolis; Walter [MORRIS], of Lakeville; Robert [MORRIS], of South Bend; five daughters, Mrs. Della BECK, Mrs. Lula CONNER, both of Roann; Mrs. Retha MILADY, Mrs. Norma YOUNG, both of South Bend and Mrs. John KRIEG, of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Lula HARVEY of Akron; two brothers, George [WHITTENBERGER] and Sam WHITTENBERGER, of Akron; 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon 2 o'clock (Central Standard Time) at the First Church of God in Akron. Rev. Frank CRABILL will officiate. Interment will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, August 8, 1941

George RENTSCHLER, Sr. and George RENTSCHLER, Jr., both of Fulton, Ind., attended the funeral services for the elder's brother, Henry A. RENTSCHLER, 74, which were held in Hamilton, Ohio, Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Rentschler, at the time of his demise which occurred Monday afternoon in Mercy hospital, in Hamilton, was one of the leading bankers and industrialists in the state of Ohio.
He was born in Peru, Ind., on December 29th, 1866. In the year 1874, according to an obituary carried in the Hamilton Journal of August 5th, Henry was forced to quit school and moved with his father, Adam RENTSCHLER, to Fulton, Ind., where he worked on a 100-acre farm of his father. In 1884, Mr. Rentschler moved to Hamilton, Ohio, where he attended Line's school until 1886. In later hears he became interested in various industrial and banking interests and was widely known throughout the midwest for his work in the philanthropic field.

Graveside funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Poplar Grove cemetery near Culver, for Nicolas James [SHOEMAKER], eight-pound son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul SHOEMAKER, of near Culver, who died still-born in the Kelly hospital at Argos Wednesday evening.
The infant is survived by the parents, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James SHOEMAKER, Fulton; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicolas CARPENTER, of near Culver.

Monday, August 11, 1941

Funeral services for Lottie STUBBS, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon STUBBS, 104 Dixie Highway North, Roseland, Mich., who was drowned in Barron Lake, near Niles, Mich., Friday afternoon about 4:30 o'clock, were held this afternoon in the Baptist church at Kewanna.
The child had been missing for only 15 minutes when her body was found, but artificial respiration failed to revive her. Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs were former residents of Kewanna. Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler STUBBS, of east of Kewanna, were the victim's grandparents.

Last rites were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Home for Charles Larry [HOLLOWAY], 15-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy HOLLOWAY, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou Sunday morning. Rev. John CALL, of the Church of God, officiated at the services and burial was made in the Citizens cemetery.
Death was due to complications, resulting from an illness of about one week's duration. The deceased was born on March 4, 1940, and is survived by the parents and several brothers and sisters.

Tuesday, August 12, 1941

Hershel R. ENGLE, 53, carpenter, residing at the western edge of Akron passed away Monday morning, 7:30 o'clock, from a heart attack suffered a few moments prior to his death. The fatal attack came while he was in the yard conversing with a neighbor. Mr. Engle had been in ill health, it was stated, for the past week, but his condition had not been regarded as extremely grave.
Herschel R., son of George and Mary ENGLE, was born in the Beaver Dam community on April 26th, 1888. All of his life was spent in the vicinity of Akron, where he followed the occupation of carpentry. He was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Helen ERB on September 6th, 1906.
The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
The survivors are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Bertha BENNETT, of Highland, Ind.; two sons, George ENGLE, of Gary, Ronald ENGLE, an employee of the Pan-American Petroleum Company of Aruba, New West Indies; a brother, Russell ENGLE, of Hammond; and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, August 13, 1941

Last rites for Hershel ENGLE, who succumbed Monday evening at his home at west edge of Akron, will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock (DST) from the Akron Church of God. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron.

Thursday, August 14, 1941

Clyde NIDA, 37, of 3138 West Warren Blvd., Chicago, died at the Woodlawn hospital late Wednesday afternoon from a skull racture received in an auto crash three and a half miles north of Rochester on U. S. 31, early Sunday morning. Nida never regained consciousness after the accident.
Vertie FUGUA, 38, of 273 West Second street, Peru, who was accompanying Nida when his car left the highway and rolled over several times, was reported today recovering from his injuries at the hospital.
Clyde Nida was born on October 11, 1904, in Hinton, W. Va., the son of James and Lucy NIDA, and had been employed as an auto mechanic in Chicago before becoming a salesman.
Surviving are the wife, Delores [NIDA], and several sisters.

The body was taken to the Val Zimmerman funeral home, and removed to Chicago this morning for burial.

Saturday, August 16, 1941

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Jerome GOODENOW, former resident of Rochester, at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., on August 6th.
Funeral services for Mrs. Goodenow were held at the church of "Wee Kirk of the Heather," in Forest Lawn cemetery at Los Angeles, and interment was made in Forest Lawn. Mr. and Mrs. Goodenow had formerly resided in this city and have many friends here.

Monday, August 18, 1941

Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at three o'clock from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for John S. GORSELINE, 69, former resident of Kewanna, who died at his home at 824 Fulton street, Logansport, at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, after an illness of about one week. Mr. Gorseline, who operated a grocery at 618 Bates street, Logansport, had lived there for the past 25 years. Burial was made in the Kewanna cemetery.
Survivors are the wife, Marie [GORSELINE]; six children, Dr. Donald E. [GORSELINE], Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Merle ZELLERS, Kewanna; Mrs. Mildred COFFMAN, Logansport; Doris BOOSE, at home; Dr. J. W. [GORSELINE], Logansport; and Robert [GORSELINE], at home; three brothers, William [GORSELINE], Rochester; Edward [GORSELINE], Denver, Colo.; and Bert [GORSELINE], Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie GUISE, Monterey; and Leonora HARDING, Kewanna; and eight grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 20, 1941

David William HUNTER, 63 years of age, died at his home four and one-half miles southwest of Rochester in the Reiter community, at nine o'clock Wednesday morning. Death, due to complications, resulted from an illness of one year's duration. The deceased had been bedfast for the past eight months.
David William, the son of Elijah and Liddy COBY HUNTER, was born near Celina, O., on January 1, 1878. He came to the Reiter community here in 1924 from Pulaski county. On May 30, 1903, in Francesville, Ind., he was united in marriage to Lillie M. GOOD, who survives him.
Survivors, besides the wife, are five sons, William E. [HUNTER], Milwaukee, Wis.; Clarion E. [HUNTER], Silver Lake; Meredith C. [HUNTER], Oak Park, Ill.; Clurel [HUNTER], Macy; Melvin [HUNTER], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Rosanna DOWNING, Winamac; Susan WEIMER, Winamac; Nancy HUNNECCUT, Wheatfield, Ind.; one brother, Curtis [HUNTER], Batesville, Ark.; and ten grandchildren. One son, David L. [HUNTER], preceded him in death.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements have not been made to date, but will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, August 21, 1941

Funeral services for David William HUNTER, who passed away at his home four and one-half miles southwest of Rochester Wednesday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock (CST) from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. John CALL of the Church of God will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral home until the hour of the funeral to pay their respects.

Friday, August 22, 1941

Mrs. Charles B. YOUNG, wife of a former Northern Indiana Power company superintendent of this city, died in the Williamsport hospital at Attica, Ind., at seven o'clock this morning. She had been ill for four weeks preceding her death.
Mr. and Mrs. Young, former residents of this city, moved to Attica 11 years ago.
Survivors are the husband, Charles [YOUNG]; one daughter, Mrs. Walter RICKARD, Jeffersonville; two sons, Jack [YOUNG], Camp Shelby, Miss., and Charles [YOUNG], Peoria, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Daisy CRANDALL, Jeffersonville; two brothers, Jesse McCARTY, Indianapolis, and Frank McCARTY, New Albany.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, four o'clock, from the DaFutter Funeral Home in Attica.

Mrs. Nellie C. SWINEHART, 44 years of age, a former resident of Rochester, died at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at her home at 2502 Mishawaka avenue, South Bend. Death, due to complications, came after an illness of five months' duration.
Nellie [DAVIS], daughter of Cyrus and Calla DAVIS, was born in this city on November 6, 1896. She was united in marriage to Clayton C. SWINEHART on February 16, 1918. Mr. Swinehart, a member of the South Bend fire department before his death, succumbed August 30, 1940.
Mrs. Swinehart was a member of the Riverside Presbyterian church in South Bend and the American Legion auxiliary.
Survivors are two children, Carol Jean [SWINEHART], 13, and Donald Lee [SWINEHART], 9, both at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus DAVIS, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Max MATTICE, Chicago; and one brother, Warren DAVIS, Huntington.
Last rites will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock (DST) in South Bend. Interment will be made in the Memorial Park cemetery at South Bend.

Ray RINER, 60 years of age, farmer residing southeast of Mentone, died suddenly Thursday morning at 11 o'clock from a heart attack suffered while attending the Mentone Fair.
Surviving are the wife, Nellie [RINER]; two sons, Kenneth [RINER] and Curtis [RINER], of Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Don BAUM, of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. L. LICHTENWALTER, of Rochester; one brother, High RINER, of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be held at Mentone Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, August 23, 1941

Mrs. Anna PIKE, 85, mother of D. A. PIKE of Akron, succumbed about 6:30 o'clock Friday morning at the home of a friend, Miss Mary COOK, of Columbia City. She had been in ill health for several months. She had been a resident of Wabash for a number of years.
Surviving are four children, Miss Myrtle PIKE, at home; D. A. PIKE, Akron; Mrs. James C. GREEN, Detroit, Mich.; Miss Elsie PIKE, Cleveland, O.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Jones funeral home in Wabash. Rev. Thomas GREEN, of Hudson, Mich., a grandson, will officiate.

Harvey SMITH of Macy received word this morning that his brother, Mort SMITH, formerly of Macy, died this morning at South Bend at 6 o'clock following a long illness.
Survivors include the wife and son, Yates [SMITH]; three sisters, Mrs. Clayton SHAW of Macy; Mrs. Glen EDWARDS, of Macy; Mrs. Dewey SMITH, of Marion, and brother, Harvey SMITH, of Macy.
Further details could not be learned this morning.

Monday, August 25, 1941

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at four o'clock from the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Lewis BOSE, 87, former resident of Argos, who died at the Logansport hospital Thursday evening. Death, due to complications, followed a period of ill health for over two years. Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE, of Argos Methodist church, officiated at the rites and burial was made in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Mr. Bose, a real estate dealer, resided in Argos until 1935, when he moved to Indianapolis following the death of his wife, Minnie NORRIS.
Surviving are one son, Donald [BOSE], Indianapolis; and several grandchildren.

Howard SHOEMAKER, 26 years of age, died at the Woodlawn hospital here at 7:12 o'clock this morning from injuries received about four a.m. today when he fell asleep while driving a bread truck for the Burns Bakery of North Manchester, formerly of Mentone. The truck careened off State Road 19 three miles south of Mentone, when Shoemaker fell asleep, and crashed into a tree.
Shoemaker was pinned beneath the wreckage for nearly an hour before he was discovered by a group of people from Goshen, en route to Tennessee, who stopped and extricated him from the wreckage and brought him to the office of a Mentone physician. Soon after, he was removed to the Woodlawn hospital when his condition was found to be of a serious nature.
It was reported that Shoemaker regained consciousness a short time before his death and stated that he had fell asleep at the wheel, causing the crash.
The deceased was a former resident of Tippecanoe, moving to Mentone two years ago. He is survived by the wife, the former Ollie CLARK, Akron; three children, a brother, and the parents. No funeral arrangements have been made to date.

Henry A. SUTTON, aged 54, succumbed at his home one mile south of Fulton on State Road 25, 1:30 o'clock Monday morning. Death was due to paralysis, with which Mr. Sutton had been inflicted for three years.
Henry A., son of John and Jane SUTTON, was born in Pulaski county on September 1, 1886. He had resided in this county for 15 years, coming here from Pulaski county.

On February 3, 1911, at Winamac he became united in marriage to Edith ZEIDER, who survives.
Survivors, besides the wife, are four daughters, Mrs. Helen CORNELL, Star City; Mrs. Pearl BEATTIE, Burroughs, Ind.; Mrs. Florence TOWER, Cayuga, Ind.; Betty [SUTTON], at home; two sons, Donald [SUTTON] and Robert Lee [SUTTON], both at home; one sister, Mrs. Ada BAKER, Royal Center; one brother, Charles [SUTTON], Royal Center; and six grandchildren.
Last rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock (CST) at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, of Fulton Baptist church, will officiate and burial will follow in the Victor Chapel cemetery, west of Grass Creek.
The body will remain at Ditmire Funeral Home, where friends may call until the hour of rites.

Funeral services for Mort SMITH, formerly of Macy, who died in South Bend Saturday morning, were held at two o'clock (CST) this afternoon in Marion, burial to follow in the Marion cemetery. Mrs. Laura SMITH, mother of the deceased, was omitted from the list of survivors in Saturday's issue. She now resides in Macy.

Nila Marie FLOOR, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo FLOOR who reside on a farm owned by A. A. GAST, one and a half miles southwest of Akron, drowned at 8:15 o'clock Sunday morning in Town Lake, situated at the edge of the farm land.
The child, along with her two brothers, Earnest Lee [FLOOR], 9, and Bobby Dean [FLOOR], 6, had gone to the lake to play Sunday morning as they had done previously during the summer months. Nila walked on a sandbar, slipping off into deep water. When efforts of her brothers to rescue her failed, the boys ran to the home to secure the aid of their parents. When the parents returned, the child had disappeared. Her father found the body soon after.
Nila Marie, daughter of Leo and Geneva ROBERTS FLOOR, was born in Miami county on August 14, 1936.
Surviving are the parents, two brothers, one sister, Patricia Jean [FLOOR], paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents, Mrs. ROBERTS. [sic]
Last rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock (DST) in Akron Brethern church, Rev. Levi HILL officiating. Burial will be made at the Log Bethel church cemetery, northeast of Akron.

Marie CHAMBERS, 62 years of age, died at the Fulton county infirmary, due to a stroke of paralysis at 1:30 o'clock Sunday morning. She was stricken Saturday, but had been an invalid for several years.
The deceased was born on July 29, 1879, in Stourbridge, England, the daughter of Michael and Marie McCARTY. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Chambers came to this country as a child and had lived in this community for four years.
Two sisters are the only survivors.
Last rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock (DST) from the Foster funeral home, with Rev. John CALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Tuesday, August 26, 1941

James Martin WERNER, 70 years of age, retired farmer, died at 7:30 o'clock Monday evening at his home, 311 Fulton avenue, this city. Death, due to complications, came after an illness of several months' duration.
James Martin, son of George Henry and Sarah WERNER, was born July 3, 1871, in Fulton county and had lived here all his life. He was married on April 5, 1894, to Anna KRATHWOHL, who preceded him in death.
The deceased, an active member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, lived for many years on a farm four miles southwest of Rochester.
Survivors are three sons, Clarence [WERNER], Rochester; Charles [WERNER], Paris, Ill.; Lloyd [WERNER], Kewanna; four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude OVERMYER, and Mrs. Pearl ACKENHUSEN, both of Mishawaka; Mrs. Sylvia RICHARDSON, Rochester; Clara [WERNER], at home; a brother, John [WERNER], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. William EVANS, Kewanna; Mrs. Noah GOTTSCHALK, Rochester; and a half-brother, William [WERNER], Akron.
Last rites will be held at 2:30 o'clock (DST) Thursday afternoon from the Evangelical church here, Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE officiating. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Wednesday, August 27, 1941

Mrs. Anna B. SNEPP, 76 years of age, died at her home on South Main street in Fulton Tuesday evening at 9:30 o'clock. Death was due to paralysis, following an illness of two weeks.
The deceased was born on January 22, 1865, in Ripley county, Ind., the daughter of William and Eliza NOCKS. She was united in marriage at Columbus, Ind., on May 5, 1884, to James SNEPP, who survives. She had lived in Fulton for 35 years, moving there from Kewanna.
Mrs. Snepp was an active member of the Fulton Order of Eastern Star and the United Brethren church.
Survivors are the husband, James; one daughter, Mrs. Marie EWER, Fulton; one son, Paul [SNEPP], Kokomo; and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be held Friday afternoon at one o'clock (CST) from the Fulton Baptist church, Rev. Stacy SHAW, of the U.B. church, in charge. Interment will be made in the mausoleum at the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Snepp home, where friends may call until hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Ross LOWE, 57, died at her home at 216 Eighteenth street, Logansport, at 11:05 o'clock Tuesday evening. Mrs. Lowe was a well known resident of Logansport, having made her home there for the past 25 years.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, L. Dean LOWE, flying cadet at Turner Field, Albany, Ga.; daughter, Mrs. Wilma VanVORST, Charleston, W. Va.; sister, Mrs. Elgie MARTINDALE, Denver, Ind.; and brother, Forrest E. STUNKARD, Greensburg, Ind. Mrs. Timothy BAKER, Rochester, is also a sister-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday, with burial in Logansport. Further details were not learned at press time this afternoon.

Thursday, August 28, 1941

Alvah MILLER, 65 years of age, former Fulton county resident, succumbed at his home in South Bend from a heart attack at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday evening. He was ill for two days before his death.
Alvah, son of George W. and Mary MILLER, was born on October 29, 1872, in Richland township. He had resided in South Bend for 17 years, living near Rochester and Kewanna in previous years. In Rochester he was united in marriage to Lena FIESER, who survives.
The deceased was an employee of the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend, and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Kewanna.
Survivors are the wife; five daughters, Mrs. Clyde MOW, Rochester; Mrs. Menesee CLEMENTS, South Bend; Mrs. N. J. KESTER, Chicago; Mrs. R. S. ELLIOTT, Chicago; Mrs. M. J. McGROGAN, South Bend; a son, Carl MILLER, South Bend; two brothers, Orville MILLER, Rochester; Arthur E. MILLER, Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. Frank COOK, LaPorte. One other brother, Clem MILLER, preceded him in death.
Last rites will be held from the Hollis funeral chapel, Mishawaka avenue, South Bend, at two o'clock (DST) Friday afternoon. Burial will follow in the Richland Center cemetery, Northwest of here.
The body is now at the Hollis funeral home, where friends may call to pay their respects until hour of the rites.

Friday, August 29, 1941

Wilson M. MOORE, 70, well known resident of Athens, passed away at his home at 5:30 o'clock Thursday evening. Death resulted from a heart attack which was suffered earlier in the day, while Mr. Moore was engaged in painting his residence. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends in both Fulton and Cass counties.
For a long number of years he was conductor on the Pennsylvania railroad, during which time he resided in Logansport. Upon his retirement a few years ago he returned to Athens where he made his home.
Wilson M., son of Benjamin and Nancy MOORE was born at Athens, Ind., on September 5, 1871. The earlier years of his life were spent in the Athens vicinity and later he entered the railroading field and moved to Logansport. On December 23rd, 1915, he was united in marriage with Emma H. GUNDRUM.
The survivors are his wife; three sisters, Mrs. Flaura MOORE, Miss Laura MOORE and Mrs. Molly BURNS, all of Athens. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, one of whom was his twin.
Funeral services will be held at the home in Athens Sunday afternoon, two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, near Athens.

Mrs. Susan SMOKER, perhaps the oldest lady in Miami county, passed away at her home, near the Pleasant Hill Church community, three miles east of Millark at seven o'clock, Friday morning at the age of 98 years, five months and 29 days.
Mrs. Smoker had a legion of friends throughout both Miami and Fulton counties, and during the past several years family reunions were held at this pioneer lady's residence in celebration of her birthdays. Her death was attributed to complications following an illness of three years duration. Three of her children resided with her at the Smoker family home; the eldest of these was Mrs. Ellen SHRIVER, who is 80 years of age. The other two children comprising the Smoker family household are Mrs. Emma BURKETT and Will SMOKER, a bachelor.
Mrs. Smoker is shown here [photo] with her daughter, Mrs. O. M. POWELL seated at her left; Mrs. Powell is holding Georgene HAWK, little daughter of Mrs. Loretta HAWK, herself a great-grandchild, who stands at the rear of Mrs. Powell's chair and directly behind Mrs. Smoker is Thurman POWELL, father of Loretta HAWK, and himself a grandson of Mrs. Smoker.
Susan [DAWALT], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William DAWALT was born in Pennsylvania on March 1st, 1843. She was the first born of a family of eight children and was the last survivor of that family. On her birthday, March 1st, 1860, she was united in marriage with Christian SMOKER in a ceremony solemnized at the home of her parents, who at that time resided on a farm near Denver, Indiana. Mrs. Smoker had resided at her present residence, near Millark for the past 59 years. Her husband preceded her in death on April 30th, 1913. Despite her advanced age, Mrs. Smoker's sight and hearing were but slightly impaired and she maintained her mental faculties up until the last day of her illness, the relatives stated, in an interview today.
Mrs. Smoker was a member of the Lutheran church and took an active interest in the affairs of the church until she became a semi-invalid a few years ago.
The survivors are seven children: Mrs. Ellen SHRIVER, Frank SMOKER, William SMOKER, all of near Akron; Mrs. Almeda POWELL, of near Green Oak; Mrs. Emma BURKETT; Charles SMOKER and Albert SMOKER, all residing in the vicinity of Akron, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, September 2, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle FENSTEMACHER were held Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at her home, 217 East Tenth street, this city. Rev. G. J. LONG, of Fort Wayne, and Rev. S. C. COVERSTONE, pastor of the Evangelical church were in charge of the rits. Interment was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Fenstemacher passed away at 1:50 a.m. Monday morning, at Woodlawn hospital. Her death was attributed to complications which came in the wake of a major operation. She had been in ill health for the past four weeks.
The deceased, who had resided in Rochester throughout her entire life, had a legion of friends throughout Fulton county. For a period of 14 years she was employed as a saleslady in the M. Wile & Son department store, of this city. Mrs. Fenstemacher was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church and took an active interest in the affairs of that religious organization.
Bessie Belle [JEWELL], daughter of William Edward and Mary E. JEWELL, was born on August 28th, 1883. The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Helen WILLMING, of Rock Island, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Ida DIELMAN, of Fulton, Ind.; a brother, Walter E. JEWELL, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two granddaughters, Virginia Alice [WILLMING] and Mary Susan WILLMING of Rock Island, Ill.

Billy THOMPSON, 17, son of William C. and Dorothy THOMPSON, of 1104 36th street, South Bend, was drowned Sunday afternoon about four o'clock in Barrin Lake, northwest of Niles, Mich. The youth, swimming with several other children, stepped into a deep hole near the beach, efforts of children near to save him failing. His body was found after an hour and a half's search by the Niles fire department.
The deceased was born in Argos on July 1, 1924, the family moving to South Bend soon after his birth. He is survived by the parents, three brothers, Max [THOMPSON], Richard Lloyd [THOMPSON] and Jerry Lee [THOMPSON], all at home; one sister, Sandra Ann [THOMPSON], at home; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl RINGLE, Tippecanoe, Ind.
Funeral services will be held from the Grossman funeral home in Argos at three o'clock (DST) Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE, of Argos Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Thursday, September 4, 1941

William BOOKWALTER, 91 years of age, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Truman COMBS, Macy, at 10 o'clock Wednesday evening. Death was due to complications, following a fractured hip suffered a week ago.
William, son of Jacob and Mary BOOKWALTER, was born in Cass county on July 1, 1850. He had lived in the Macy community for approximately 30 years. His wife, Rachel EURETT, to whom he was united in marriage in 1874, preceded him in death in 1932.
The deceased was an active member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Theodore TEEL, Macy; Mrs. Truman COMBS, Macy; Mrs. Edith WOLF, South Bend; and one son, John BOOKWALTER, Macy. Two sons preceded him in death, Harry [BOOKWALTER], in infancy, and Mertin [BOOKWALTER], in 1931.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the Macy Methodist church, Rev. I. M. BROCK, of the Macy Christian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
The body was returned to the Combs home in Macy this afternoon, where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Word has been received by relatives of the death of the infant daughter of Lieutenant and Mrs. Lewis ENSIGN of Panama. The baby was born August 2nd in Panama. Lieut. Ensign is a nephew of Mrs. Charles PYLE and Donald PLANK, Sr., of this city.

Saturday, September 6, 1941

Marian Alice DECK, aged 24, died at 6:30 o'clock Friday morning in the Logansport hospital, due to complications.
The deceased, a resident of Roann, Ind., was born on August 30, 1917, the daughter of James and Della DECK. Survivors are the parents and one sister, Norma [DECK], at home.
Last rites will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the First Brethren Church at Roann. Rev. NAFF will officiate and interment will be made in the Roann cemetery.
The body will be returned from the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron to the residence in Roann this afternoon, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Harry C. WILLIAMS, 63, years of age, died at the State hospital in Logansport Friday evening, following an illness of seven years' duration. Williams, a well-known Argos resident, had resided at 301 Fremont street, Argos.
The deceased was born on July 4, 1874, in Boston, Mass., coming to Argos several years ago from Chicago, Ill. On November 21, 1912, in Argos, he was united in marriage to Millie WHITE, the only survivor.
Last rites will be held at three o'clock (CST) Sunday afternoon, from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos. Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE, of Argos Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery.
The body remains at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Friends in Rochester have received word of the death of Mrs. Harriett RIGDON, Washington, D.C., former national treasurer-general of the D.A.R., in a hospital at Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada. Death came Friday, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident while on a recent vacation trip.
The deceased, a native of Wabash, is survived by one son, Jay RIGDON, Lake Wawasee, husband of former Mary Emma BROWN of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. William ABBOTT, Boston, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie EBBINGHOUSE, Wabash; Mrs. Maurice ZIGLER, South Bend; and five grandchildren.
The body is being returned to Wabash, where burial will be made. Mrs. Rigdon was well-known here, having been a guest at the home of Mrs. Mary BROWN, this city, often.

Monday, September 8, 1941

Mrs. Harriet VAUGHN RIGDON, who died about 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in a small hospital in the French-Canadian village of Chicoutimi, Que., was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon on the Chicoutimi docks as she came ashore from the S.S. Richelieu. Mrs. Rigdon was crushed between two cars on the docks as she momentarily stepped away from her friends. She died in the hospital a few hours later. Last rites were held at Wabash this afternoon, with burial in the Vaughn mausoleum there.

Relatives and friends in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Michael BROWN, Kokomo, former Rochester resident, which occurred late Saturday evening. Funeral services will be held at the home in Kokomo at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

Emma Dale SEVERNS, 46 years of age, died at the Woodlawn hospital here at 1:30 o'clock this morning, following a major operation to which she submitted last Tuesday. She had resided five miles northwest of Akron and had been a patient in the hospital for some time.
Emma Dale [UTTER], daughter of Joseph and Mary UTTER, was born in Fulton county on August 23, 1895. She was united in marriage on October 31, 1915, to Ralph J. SEVERNS, who survives.
The deceased was an active member of the Baptist church at Mentone.
Survivors are the husband; three children, Charles [SEVERNS] and Velma [SEVERNS], at home, and Hubert [SEVERNS], Mishawaka; three brothers, Robert [UTTER], Chester [UTTER], and Harley UTTER, all of near Akron; and one sister, Carrie KINDIG, also of near Akron.

Last rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock (CST) from the Methodist church at Akron. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery.

Gary Ernest MORGAN, infant son of Donald and Lorrene BRINEY MORGAN, of Tiosa, died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning, three days after his birth. The parents and grandparents survive. Funeral services were held this morning at 9 a.m. from the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE officiating. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Mrs. Martha Madeline [MARSHMAN LOWMAN] MILLER, of 230 East Lawrence street, Mishawaka, died at the United States hospital in Lexington, Ky., Saturday morning after an illness of six weeks' duration. Death was caused by asthma.
The deceased was born in Hammond, Ind., on February 7, 1895, the daughter of James and Emmaretta MARSHMAN, and had lived most of her life in Marshall county. She moved to Mishawaka only a few years ago. Her first marriage was to Ray LOWMAN, who preceded her in death several years ago. Her second marriage was solemnized in Mishawaka on November 2, 1940, to Jerome MILLER, who survives.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Christian Church at Plymouth.
Survivors are the husband; one son, James LOWMAN, at home; her mother, Mrs. Emmaretta MARSHMAN KEYSER, Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. Rethal SPONSLER, South Bend; and three brothers, Clayton MARSHMAN, Ray MARSHMAN and Jay MARSHMAN, all of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock (CST) Tuesday afternoon from the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Argos Christian church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Jordan cemetery near Argos.
The body has been returned to the Grossman funeral home, where friends may call until hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Anna Margaret EVANS, 68, died at her home in Kewanna at 2:45 p.m. Sunday following a serious illness lasting two weeks.
She was born in Fulton county to George and Sarah WERNER August 30, 1873, and lived in Kewanna since 1894. On November 11, 1891, she was married to William D. EVANS.
Survivors include the husband; a son, Elmer [EVANS], of Argos; a daughter, Mrs. Cora WELLER, of Kewanna; three brothers, John W. WERNER, of Argos; Martin WERNER, of Rochester; William WERNER, of Akron; and a sister, Mrs. Noah GOTTSCHALK, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna with burial in Antioch.

Mrs. Ella R. MATHEWS, 72, of south of Fulton, died Saturday morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence RENTSCHLER, one mile east of Fulton. Death was due to complications following a two-year illness.
Born August 16, 1869, near Fletchers Lake, the daughter of Henry and Mary LEMON, she was married February 14, 1900, to Robert MATHEWS, who died July 15th of this year. She was a member of the Fulton U.B. church.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Mrs. Florence STOELTING, of Moline, Ill.; four granddaughters, Mrs. Clarence RENTSCHLER, of Fulton; Florence [STOELTING], Ann [STOELTING] and Betty STOELTING, of Moline, Ill.; two grandsons, Robert CALLOWAY of South Bend and Billy STOELTING, of Moline, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Clyde REEVES, of Spokane, Wash.
Funeral services were held from the Fulton Baptist church at 2 p.m. today, with the Rev. G. R. CRANE of Rochester in charge of the services, assisted by the Rev. Stacy SHAW of Fulton. Burial was made in Fulton cemetery.

Tuesday, September 9, 1941

Survivors of Mrs. Anna Margaret EVANS, who died at her Kewanna home Sunday afternoon are the husband, William D. [EVANS]; a son, Elmer [EVANS], Argos; one daughter, Mrs. Cora WELLER, Kewanna; one brother, John J. WERNER, Rochester; a half-brother, William WERNER, Akron; and one sister, Mrs. Noah GOTTSCHALK, Rochester. A brother, Martin WERNER, died two weeks ago.

Mrs. Florence STOELTING, Moline, Ill., survives Mrs. Ella R. MATHEWS, who died near Fulton Saturday morning, as a setp-daughter instead of a granddaughter, as stated in yesterday's issue.

Margaret Louise OVERMYER, 14 years of age, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin OVERMYER, who reside ten miles northwest of Rochester in the Richland Center community, died suddenly at two o'clock Monday afternoon from a heart attack suffered at the residence. She had been an invalid her entire life.
Surviving are the parents; seven sisters, Mrs. Wayne CRAIG, Richland Center; Edith [OVERMYER], Normabelle [OVERMYER], Wilma [OVERMYER], Esther [OVERMYER], Rose [OVERMYER] and Ida [OVERMYER], all at home; three brothers, Paul [OVERMYER] and Wilbur [OVERMYER], at home; Sgt. Richard OVERMYER, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry SANDERS, near Richland Center; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman OVERMYER, also of near Richland Center.
Funeral services will be held from the Foster funeral home at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
The body remains at the Foster funeral home, where friends may call to pay their respects until the hour of the last rites.

Wednesday, September 10, 1941

Clark Edward EKBLAW, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed L. EKBLAW, who reside four miles south of Rochester on State Road 25, died at Woodlawn Hospital here at 3:30 o'clock this morning. Death was due to peritonitis, from which the youth had suffered since last Saturday.
Clark Edward, son of Ed L. and Esther DAHL EKBLAW, was born in Champaign, Ill., on July 22, 1928. The family moved to Fulton county from Paxton, Ill., in February 1939.
The deceased was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church and a student in the Woodrow grade school, southeast of here.
Surviving are the parents; one sister, Lola Irene [EKBLAW], at home; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel. The body will be removed to the residence from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home late this afternoon.

Thursday, September 11, 1941

Funeral services for Clark Edward EKBLAW, who died in Woodlawn hospital Wednesday morning, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Rochester Presbyterian church. Rev. Glenn McGEE will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.

George Henry HILFICKER, 29, who resides five miles southwest of Fulton, passed away Wednesday evening at 10:10 at the Rockville sanitarium, Rockville, Ind. He had been a patient in the sanitarium for the past two months. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends in both Liberty and Aubbeenaubbee townships.
George H., son of John and Cora HILFICKER, was born March 1st, 1912, on a farm near Leiters Ford, Ind. His mother preceded him in death on December 27, 1928. George was a member of Prairie Grove U.B. church and the Fulton I.O.O.F. lodge.
The survivors are his father, three sisters, Helen [HILFICKER] and Lula [HILFICKER], at home; Frances [HILFICKER], of Logansport, and a brother, John [HILFICKER], at home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, Central standard time, at the Harrison Funeral home in Kewanna. Burial will be made in the Moon cemetery north of Kewanna.

Walter W. MOORMAN, 57, died at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his residence in Logansport, 1912 Spear street. Moorman, in ill health for past two years, was father of Mrs. Virginia HUTCHINSON, this city.
The deceased was a former clerk on the Wabash railroad and had been employed in recent years at the Logan Machine company.
Surviving are the widow, Dottie [MOORMAN]; two daughters, Mrs. Anna WUCKER, Logansport; Mrs. Virginia HUTCHINSON, this city; three brothers, Frank [MOORMAN], Peru; Harry [MOORMAN], Logansport; and Claude [MOORMAN], Anderson.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete as yet. The body remains at the Chase-Miller mortuary in Logansport.

Saturday, September 13, 1941

William S. WYNN, retired farmer, 80 years of age, succumbed at the home of his son, William [WYNN], six miles northwest of Argos, at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Death, due to complications, came after an illness of six weeks' duration.
William S., son of Andrew Jackson and Rebecca WYNN, was born in Ohio on February 13, 1861. He was united in marriage on December 23, 1891, to Martha MILLER, who preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Wynn had resided in this community for 50 years, on a farm in the Whippoorwill neighborhood.
He was an active member of the Richland Center Odd Fellows Lodge before his illness.
Surviving are three sons William [WYNN], Argos; Cleo [WYNN] and Leo [WYNN], both of Culver; three daughters, Katie PERSONNET, Kennewick, Wash.; Mrs. Ted BUTLER, Rochester; Mrs. Fern NEWBY, Rochester; three brothers, J. O. [WYNN], Richwood, O.; Jackson [WYNN], Marion, O.; Chas. C. [WYNN], Mansfield, O.; one sister, Margaret SCHEIDER, Richwood, O.; and 19 grandchildren.
Last rites will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Richland Center Methodist church. Rev. John Paul JONES will officiate and burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, September 15, 1941

Earl P. RINGLE, 61 years of age, died suddenly at his home five miles northeast of Akron, Sunday morning at two o'clock. Death was caused from an acute heart ailment.
Earl P., son of Jessiah and Melissa RINGLE, was born in Argos on July 1, 1880. He had resided in the Akron community for the past year and a half, previous years of his life having been spent in the Argos and Bourbon neighborhoods.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church at Warsaw. He was employed as a stationary engineer in the Akron elevator.
Surviving are the wife, Blanche HELFEL; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy THOMPSON, South Bend; and two sons, Keith [RINGLE], South Bend, and Jack [RINGLE], at home.
Last rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock from Beigh funeral home at Bourbon. Rev. Fred CHAMPION, of Bourbon Methodist church, will officiate and burial is to be made in the Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth.

Alonzo J. (Lon) CARRUTHERS, 64 years of age, died suddenly at 2:15 o'clock Sunday morning at his farm home three and a half miles south of the city on U. S. 31. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage, suffered late Saturday night. Mr. Carruthers was apparently in good health before the fatal attack and was visiting in Rochester Saturday evening.
Alonzo Jefferson [CARRUTHERS], son of Thomas and Mary McMAHAN CARRUTHERS, was born near Talma on November 18, 1876, and had resided in Fulton county his entire life. At the age of four years, when his mother passed away, he moved to the farm of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William McMAHAN, where he resided until time of his death.
The deceased was actively interested in community affairs and had served two terms as Fulton county commissioner. On May 4, 1898, in Rochester, he was united in marriage to Daisy HARNESS, who survives. He was also an active member of the Rochester Odd Fellows Lodge.
Survivors are the wife, four daughters, Mrs. Mary SMITH, South Bend; Mrs. Margaret KISSINGER, Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Ruth HAYES, Arlington Heights, Ill.; Mrs. Virginia ROBINSON, Chicago, Ill; two sons, Harold CARRUTHERS, this city; Maurice CARRUTHERS, Middletown, O.; two sisters, and 11 grandchildren.
Last rites will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Carruthers residence. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, of the Rochester Baptist church, Officiating. Interment is to be made in the Odd Fellwos cemetery here. Friends may call at the home to pay their respects until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, September 16, 1941

Mrs. Amanda BOWMAN, 72, who resides in the Burton neighborhood, died late this afternoon at her home. Death was due to complications following an illness of three weeks' duration. Further details will appear in an early issue of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, September 17, 1941

Mrs. Keith PERKINS, 34, sister of Prof. Fred RANKIN, of this city, passed away Monday evening at the Home hospital, Lafayette, Ind., following a two weeks' illness. Prof. Rankin was at the bedside of Mrs. Perkins at the time of her demise.
The deceased was born at Vernon, Ind., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. RANKIN, now of Otterbein, Ind. Her husband, Keith PERKINS, has just completed a doctor's degree at Purdue university.
The survivors are the husband, an infant daughter, Marcia Hope [PERKINS]; her parents, of Otterbein; a sister, Sarah RANKIN, and four brothers, George [RANKIN] and Harvey [RANKIN] of Milwaukee; James [RANKIN], of Chicago, and Fred [RANKIN], of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 Thursday morning at the Rogers and Henderson Funeral Home, Lafayette. Interment will be made in the Wright cemetery at Stroh, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Rankin and children will attend the services.

Amanda Jane BOWMAN, 72, a practical nurse, succumbed at 2:05 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice ANDERSON, who resides six miles west of this city in the Burton neighborhood. Death, due to complications, came after a three weeks' illness.
The deceased was born on January 21, 1869, in Rochester township, the daughter of William and Matilda WALES. She had lived in this community her entire life. In Rochester, on May 14, 1893, she was united in marriage to William BOWMAN, who preceded her in death several years ago.
She was a member of the Burton church and Gleaners' Lodge.
Only survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Alice ANDERSON; and one granddaughter, Margaret ANDERSON, both of the Burton neighborhood.
Last rites will be conducted Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the Burton church. Rev. Leroy GARNER will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.
The body will be returned to the residence near Burton from the Foster funeral home this afternoon, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, September 22, 1941

Anna V. JONES, 67 years of age, succumbed at her home, 1119 South Jefferson street, this city, at 11:20 o'clock Saturday evening. Death, due to paralysis, came after an illness of 12 years' duration. She had been confined to her bed for the past eight weeks.
Anna Viola [DEAMER], daughter of Aaron and Margaret LOUDENSLAGER

DEAMER, was born near Leiters Ford on January 20, 1874. She moved to a farm near Talma, from Leiters Ford, at the age of ten and lived in that vicinity until 1922, when she moved to Rochester, where the remainder of her life was spent.
On May 5, 1894, at her home near Talma, she was united in marriage to Charles T. JONES, Sr., who survives. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Talma Christian church until she moved to this city, when she became a member of the local Baptist church.
Survivors besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Orbie BRYANT, Macy; Mrs. Eva KILLION, Rochester; three sons, Aaron D. JONES, Plymouth; Charles T. JONES, Jr., and Herman [JONES], both of Rochester; and three brothers, William [DEAMER] and Mainam DEAMER, of near Talma; and Arthur C. DEAMER, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. One daughter, Beatrice [JONES], one infant son, and two brothers, Sam [DEAMER] and George [DEAMER], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Talma Christian church. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, of the Rochester Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be made in the Richter cemetery, near Talma.
The body has been returned to the home, where friends may pay their respects until the hour of the last rites.

Vachael J. POWNALL, 75, retired farmer, died Sunday afternoon at four o'clock from a heart attack suffered at his home on South Main street, Fulton. He had been in ill health for several years, but death was unexpected.
The deceased was born on December 4, 1865, in Fulton county, the son of Henry and Jane CONN POWNALL and had spent his entire life in this county. His first marriage was to Clara B. NELLANS, who preceded him in death in 1922. On November 2, 1932, he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Sarah AUSMAN, who survives.
Mr. Pownall was a former Liberty township trustee and had also taught school for several years in Liberty township. He was widely known throughout this community.
Survivors are the wife, Sarah [POWNALL]; two daughters, Mrs. S. Earl ROUCH, Rochester; Mrs. Vernen ROUCH, South Bend; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One son, Lee [POWNALL], preceded him in death on January 4, 1936.
Last rites will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. Stacy SHAW, of the Fulton U.B. church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body was returned to the home in Fulton from the Ditmire funeral home today at noon.

Tuesday, September 23, 1941

Edward J. (Ted) CONNERY, 49, of Grass Creek, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday in the St. Joseph hospital at Logansport. He had been confined to the hospital for the past eight weeks and had been ill for two years. Death was due to complications.
Edward J., son of Mr. and Mrs. James CONNERY, was born in Fulton county on March 17, 1892, and had lived here his entire life. His wife, Edna BEATTIE, survives.
The deceased had been employed, out of Logansport, on the Pennsylvania railroad for the past 20 years.
Only survivors, besides the wife, are two sisters, of Blue Earth, Minn.
Last rites will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. Burial is to be made in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport.

Friday, September 26, 1941

Emily METZGER, 49 years of age, succumbed at her home five miles northwest of Rochester in Richland township at 10:30 o'clock Thursday evening. Death was caused by carcinoma and came after an illness of several years' duration.
The deceased was born in Chicago, Ill., on March 26, 1892, and came here from that city 15 years ago. Her parents were Anton and Frances KOUL.
Surviving are the husband, George METZGER; the mother, three sisters, Mollie BOUQUET, Anna VYZRAL, Rose DLOUNG; and three brothers, Edward [METZGER] J. Anton [METZGER], and James [METZGER], all of whom are from Chicago.
Last rites will be conducted from the Foster funeral home at one o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE in charge. Burial is to be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home, where friends may call to pay their respects.

Monday, September 29, 1941

Mrs. Edith CRIPE, 30, of Elkhart, Ind., was killed instantly, and her husband, Roy E. CRIPE, 31, and their four children were injured at 9:45 o'clock Sunday morning, when the car skidded on the wet pavement and turned over several times on state road 25, a quarter of a mile north of Fulton. Mrs. Cripe's death resulted from a broken neck and skull fractures. The Cripes were en route to Logansport for a visit at the Stacy FORBES home.
Mr. Cripe suffered severe bruises and shock, while the children, Doris [CRIPE], aged 11, received a fracture of her right leg, shock and bruises; Sandra [CRIPE], 7, suffered a fractured collar bone; Roy [CRIPE], 9, cuts and bruises, and Larry [CRIPE], aged 5, received a lacerated lip.
The injured were rushed to Woodlawn hospital at Rochester, by passing motorists, where they received surgical and medical attention. All were able to be returned to their home, 1505 Krau street, Elkhart, late Sunday afternoon, with the exception of Doris. The body of Mrs. Cripe was taken to the Ditmire funeral parlors at Fulton and later removed to the Zelle funeral home at Elkhart.
According to the details of the accident as given by Mr. Cripe to State Policeman Joe TUCKER, who conducted an investigation, the Elkhart man was driving the car at a pretty fair rate of speed when in some manner it skidded completely off the highway. Upon striking the gravel berm it turned over several times on the west side of the right-of-way and was heading north when it finally came to a stop. The auto which was a 1940 Chevrolet coach was almost completely demolished.
Coroner Dr. Dean K. STINSON and Sheriff Russel VOORHEES made an investigation into the crash.
Mrs. Cripe was born in LaPorte county on February 15th, 1911, the daughter of Fred and Ida GLANDERS. She is survived by her husband and four children, her parents, now of Elkhart, Ind., two sisters, Marjorie [GLANDERS], and Leona GLANDERS, both of Elkhart, and two brothers, Robert [GLANDERS], who is in the U. S. army in Louisiana, and Fred [GLANDERS], Jr., of Elkhart.

Mrs. Mary HAWTHORNE, 74, died at her home on Lake Manitou, the LaBelle tea room, at 9:45 o'clock Saturday night following an illness of several weeks' duration. Death was due to an apoplectic stroke.
The deceased was born in County Leightrim, Ireland, on August 4, 1867, the daughter of Thomas and Jennie RUTLAND COSTELLO. She had lived near this city since 1930, moving here from New York, N.Y. She came to the United States from Ireland at the age of three years.
Mrs. Hawthorne, had with her sisters, Jennie LaBELLE and Nellie WEBB, operated the LaBELLE tea room for a number of years. Mrs. LaBelle died on May 2, 1939, and Mrs. Webb passed away on May 31, 1941.
Last rites will be conducted Tuesday morning at eight o'clock from the St. Joseph Catholic church here. Rev. Charles SCHOLL will officiate and burial is to be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Wednesday, October 1, 1941

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Methodist church at Leiters Ford for George RARICK, 75, who died at his home in Albion, Ind., at 9:15 o'clock Sunday evening, after an illness of one year. Rev. John WALTON was in charge of the last rites and burial was made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on April 12, 1866, and lived in this community for almost 30 years. He was a carpenter by occupation.
Surviving are one daughter, Opal E. DAY, South Bend; one brother, Frank [RARRICK], Rochester; one sister, Rose YELTON, Leiters Ford; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Albert Leon BUNN, 63, died Tuesday afternoon at 12:15 o'clock at his home, 425 West Fourth street, this city, following an illness of several years' duration. Mr. Bunn had a host of friends throughout Fulton and Marshall counties.
The deceased, a retired Richland township farmer, was born August 27, 1878, the son of Francis Marion and Susan Catherine BABCOCK BUNN. He resided in Richland township his entire life until three years ago, when he moved to this city.
On March 21, 1903, he was united in marriage to Myrtle Mae COLE, who died June 24, 1922. His second marriage to Edna MOW, who survives, was solemnized on February 27th, 1926.
Mr. Bunn was a member of the Richland Center, Methodist church and Odd Fellows' Lodge and the Rochester Encampment.
Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Frances HENDRICKSON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Dortha McMURRAY, Rochester; one son, Ralph [BUNN], Richland Center; three step-children, Herschel MOW and Mrs. Paul BARTS, both of Rochester; Charles MOW, Camp Lee, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Perry LOWMAN, South Bend; Mrs. Clyde LOUGH, Rochester; one brother, A. E. BUNN, Leiters Ford; a half-brother, Floyd BABCOCK, Richland Center; and seven grandchildren.
Last rites will be conducted from the Richland Center Methodist church, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial is to be made in the Richland Center cemetery. The body was returned to the home this morning, where friends may call to pay their respects.

Thursday, October 2, 1941

Henry A. SMITH, 69, a resident of Logansport, died at 7:15 o'clock Wednesday evening at the Cass County hospital from injuries received at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Smith while working at his pemises fell eight feet from a ladder alighting on a cement sidewalk.
He was unconscious when admitted to the hospital, suffering from shock in addition to a serious head injury.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on February 4, 1871, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Silas SMITH.
Surviving are a son, Jesse O. SMITH, Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Stella M. POSTMA, Santa Monica, Cal.; a brother Boyd [SMITH], of Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Cora SHOWLEY, Bruce Lake; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete as yet.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton for the unnamed daughter of Charles and Margaret SPENCER SUTTON, of near Fulton, who died at birth noon Wednesday in the Woodlawn hospital here.
Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, of Fulton Baptist church, officiated at the last rites and burial was made in the Spring Creek cemetery northeast of Logansport.
Survivors, besides the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse SUTTON, of near Fletcher's Lake; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Carl ELLIOTT, of northeast of Logansport.

Mrs. Garnet CRIPPEN REED, 22 years of age, died at her home in Sulphur Grove, O., at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death was due to complications.
She was born near Twelve Mile, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. CRIPPEN, now of Hammonds Port, N.Y. She resided at the William BEINEKE home, near Twelve Mile, until her marriage on May 10, 1941, to Everett REED.
Surviving are the husband, father, two sisters, Mrs. Goldie ILLK, of New Mexico; Mrs. Virgil KING, of near Fulton; and one brother, Daugherty CRIPPEN, of near Grass Creek. Her mother preceded her in death a few years ago.
The body is being returned to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete as yet.

Friday, October 3, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Garnet CRIPPEN REED, who died at her home in Sulphur Grove, O., Wednesday, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the Bethlehem Methodist church near Twelve Mile, with burial in the Bethlehem cemetery. The body has been removed from Fulton to the William BEINEKE home, two miles south of Twelve Mile.

Mrs. Emma SHAFFER, 86, a pioneer citizen of the Argos community, passed away Friday morning, 8 o'clock, at the Morris hospital in Plymouth, Ind. Mrs. Shaffer had resided in the Morris hospital for the past year and a half, having closed her home at 117 West Broadway, in Argos. Her death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis. She had been in ill health for the past several years. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the northern sections of Fulton county.
Emma [CRIDER], daughter of Chris and Sarah CRIDER, was born in Fulton county on October 7th, 1854. She was united in marriage with Mark V. SHAFFER on March 16th, 1873. Her husband passed away April 17th, 1905. Mrs. Shaffer resided in the Argos community throughout her entire life.
The survivors are two sons, Fred [SHAFFER], of Osceola, Ind., and Frank [SHAFFER], of Argos; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Harry LINZEY, of Mishawaka; five grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Mrs. George T. ROSS, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock (CST) at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Argos, will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Jordan cemetery three miles southwest of Argos. The body will lie in state at the Grossman parlors up until the hour of the funeral.

Funeral services for Sam E. BROWN were held in Indianapolis at 2:00 Thursday afternoon. Mr. Brown was well known to many of the citizens of this community and for a period of 35 years he and his family spent their summer vacations at his lake cottage, which was situated on the east shore of Lake Manitou, a couple of blocks north of the Rochester Country Club.
For many years, Mr. Brown was employed as a salesman, working out of Indianapolis. He was forced to retire a few years ago on account of ill health. Among the survivors are two sons, Vernon "Tad" BROWN, prominent amateur golfer, now of Puerto Rico, and Harold BROWN, of Indianapolis.

Monday, October 6, 1941

William R. LANDON, 70, of Huntington, was killed about one a.m. Sunday when he was struck by a switch engine as he walked across an Erie railroad crossing in Huntington.
Landon, father of Ralph LANDON, who resides on East Race street, this city, was evidently taking a short cut to his home and walked in front of a dining car pushed by a switch engine, which was switching the dining car from an eastbound train.
Surviving besides the son of this city, are three other sons, William LANDON, Jr., Robert [LANDON] and James [LANDON], Huntington; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel FOOR and Mrs. Mary PINKERTON, with whom he made his home in Huntington; Mrs. Florence STEPHENS, Marion; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services are as yet incomplete.

Robert KNISLEY, 55, former resident of Akron, Ind., passed away Sunday evening 10 o'clock, at his home in Warsaw, Ind. Mr. Knisley had been in ill health for the past two years suffering from complications.
The deceased was born June 17th, 1886 at New Philadelphia, Pa. His parents were Jacob and Charlotte KNISLEY. On October 5th, 1914, he was united in marriage with Blanche WADE of Akron. Mr. Knisley was a veteran of the Mexican-American border war, and a member of the Christian church, of Akron.
Survivors are his wife, two sons, Jack [KNISLEY] and Wade [KNISLEY], of Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte SNYDER, of Crystal Lake, Ind.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur [KNISLEY] and William [KNISLEY], of New Philadelphia, Ohio and his mother, Mrs. Charlotte ESH, of Tuscurawas, Ohio. His father preceded him in death a number of years ago.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon two o'clock at the Bibler funeral home in Warsaw. Rev. A. V. HAYES will officiate. The body will then be removed to the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery where short services will be held at the grave side. The body now lies in state at the Bibler funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace SIMONS, 46, who died suddenly at nine o'clock Saturday night, were held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon from the Bethlehem Methodist church, Twelve Mile. Burial was made in the Metea cemetery.
Mrs. Simons suffered a fatal stroke of apoplexy as she was leaving the Woodlawn hospital here, where she had been for the past two weeks suffering from arthritis.
The deceased was born in Cass county on June 25, 1895, near Twelve Mile, and had resided in that community the majority of her life. She had lived three miles north of Twelve Mile.
Surviving are the husband, William [SIMONS]; a sister, Mrs. Hubert CHAMP, Twelve Mile; and a niece and a nephew.

Brunson E. ZOLMAN, 85, a pioneer citizen of Newcastle township, passed away Sunday morning 9 o'clock at a hospital in Logansport, Ind., where he had been a patient for the past several weeks. Death was attributed to asthma and complications.
Mr. Zolman, who was a bachelor, resided in Newcastle township for approximately 75 years where he followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement a few years ago. The deceased had a host of friends throughout the northern sections of Fulton county and Rochester. Before his entrance into the Logansport hospital, Mr. Zolman resided with his nephew, Harley ZOLMAN, of this city for a period of two years.
Brunson E., son of Amos and Jemima (BAKER) ZOLMAN, was born on a farm near Mt. Vernon, Ohio, on March 19, 1856. With his parents he moved to Newcastle township when still quite young and at the age of nine, he suffered a leg injury while assisting his father in the cutting of wood, which left him a cripple throughout the remainder of his life. Despite this physical handicap, Mr. Zolman engaged in farming and took an active interest in the various movements of progress in Newcastle township.
Several nieces and nephews survive. Among these are Harley ZOLMAN, Mrs. Ada METZLER and Amos DRUDGE, all of Rochester; others reside in the vicinity of Kewanna, Ind. and Ohio. The deceased was the last survivor of a family of seven children.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Foster funeral home, this city. Rev. Glenn C. McGEE, of the Rochester Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery, northeast of this city. The body will lie in state at the Foster funeral home, up until the hour of the services.

Jacob BAKER, 86 years of age, died at 6:40 o'clock this morning at his home seven miles south of Rochester on U.S. 31 and one-fourth mile west, near Green Oak, after an illness of three years' duration. Death was attributed to complications.
The deceased was born in Miami county on December 16, 1854, the son of Philip and Anna BAKER. He was a life-time resident of this community and followed the occupation of a farmer until his illness. He was first married on November 19, 1878, to Matilda CORBIN, who succumbed in 1900. His second marriage was to Etta Mae PETTY, who survives, on December 16, 1909.

He was a member of the Green Oak Methodist church.
Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Carl ZARTMAN, Beloit, Wis.; a step-son, Darwin PETTY, Macy; a brother, George BAKER, Macy; a sister, Mrs. Mary ZARTMAN, Fulton, and two granddaughters.
Last rites will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the home, with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, of the Fulton Baptist church, in charge. Burial is to be made in the Mount Zion cemetery.
The body will be returned Tuesday noon from the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton to the residence, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, October 8, 1941

Mrs. William BRICKNER DRUDGE, 33 years of age, died Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Woodlawn hospital here after an illness of one year. Death was attributed to effects of an operation Mrs. Drudge underwent two weeks ago. She resided three miles southeast of Akron.
Mayta [BRICKNER], daughter of Frederick and Mary BRICKNER, was born June 17, 1908. She was united in marriage 13 years ago to William DRUDGE, who survives.
Survivors, besides the husband, are the father; three daughters, Ellamae [DRUDGE], 11; Phyllis Jean [DRUDGE], 7; Louis [DRUDGE], 4; and two brothers, one of Chicago and the other of Milwaukee, Wis.
Last rites will be conducted Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the Akron U.B. church, Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body is to remain at the Moyer funeral home in Akron until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, October 9, 1941

Dal BLACK, 70, one of the community's well-known citizens, passed away at 8:30 o'clock Thursday evening at Woodlawn hospital, this city. Mr. Black became seriously ill a week ago when he suffered a coronary embolism and was removed to the hospital for treatment. Prior to that time, however, he had been in ill health for several months.
Mr. Black, who was co-owner of the BLACK & McMAHAN Orchard which is situated at the western edge of Rochester, was widely known throughout Fulton county and the northern section of Indiana. He had been a resident of this community for over 35 years, coming here from Twelve Mile, Ind. Prior to taking over the large orchard, Mr. Black engaged in both farming and contracting work in this community.
Dal C. [BLACK], son of Andrew and Mary (CAFFERTY) BLACK, was born on a farm near Twelve Mile, Ind., on March 5th, 1871. In 1904 he was united in marriage with Sally McMAHAN, of Rochester, who preceded him in death a number of years ago. On July 9th, 1927, Mr. Black was wed to Edith (SHANE) HUNTSINGER, of LaPorte, Ind.
The deceased was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge and Encampment.
The survivors are his widow, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Alice PAYNE, and a son, Russell [BLACK], both of Fullerton, Calif.; two brothers, D. W. BLACK, of Fulton; Orvee BLACK, of Twelve Mile, and five grandchildren. A daughter, Josephine [BLACK], preceded her father in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. The I.O.O.F. lodge will assist in the services and conduct a grave-side ritual. Friends may pay their respects at the Black farm residence, at the western edge of Rochester, up until 1 p.m. Saturday.

Following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered Tuesday, William CLARK, 73, of the Mt. Hope community, near Culver, passed away at his home Wednesday evening at 9:40 o'clock. The deceased had been a resident of the Mt. Hope neighborhood for the last 11 years, moving there from Michigan.
Mr. Clark was born March 5th, 1868, at Alliance, Ohio. He followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life.
The survivors are his widow, who was formerly Mrs. Olive HUMES; two sons, Walter [CLARK] and Lloyd [CLARK], both of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Ida DEITRICH, of Alliance, Ohio; Mrs. Myrtle MOREHEAD, of Cleveland, Ohio, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Emma Jane HUMES.
The funeral will be held at the Grossman funeral parlors in Argos, Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, with Rev. Claude EATON officiating. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Mrs. Dora LINKENHELT of this city has received word of the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Harry LINKENHELT, which occurred Sunday morning at the Linkenhelt home, in San Diego, Calif. Her death was attributed to bronchial pneumonia. Harry Linkenhelt is a former resident of this city.

John W. ENYART, 76, well known farmer of the Burton neighborhood, passed away Wednesday night at 11:45 o'clock, at his home eight miles northwest of Rochester. A stroke of paralysis suffered seven weeks ago was the attributing factor causing his death, which occurred on Mr. Enyart's 76th birthday anniversary.
The deceased has a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties. He served as a railroad section foreman for the C. & O. railroad at Twelve Mile for a period of 20 years and had resided in the Burton community for the past 19 years.
Mr. Enyart was born October 8th, 1865, in Grant county, Ind. His parents were Samuel and Rilla Ann ENYART. In a ceremony solemnized at Macy on December 17th, 1887, he was united in marriage with Lorena OAKLEY. Following his retirement from railroad section work, Mr. Enyart moved to the Burton community where he was engaged in farming. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church, of Burton.
The survivors are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Osa CHAMP, of near Fulton; Mrs. Elsie RICHARDSON of Jonesboro; Mrs. Verda CONDON of Culver; Mrs. Ardis SPENCER of Chicago; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and two brothers, M. A. ENYART of Lucerne, and W. R. ENYART of Barryton, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, 1 o'clock, at the Enyart residence. Rev. Leroy GARNER of Plymouth will officiate. Burial will be made in the Mt. Carmel cemetery near Twelve Mile. The body was removed from the Ditmire Funeral Home at noon today to the Enyart residence, where friends may call.

Friends and relatives in Fulton today received word of the death of Frank REED, 66, at his home in Chicago this morning.
Mr. Reed, who has a host of friends throughout this community, was born in Fulton county, the son of Richard and Abigail REED. His wife, the former Gertie LEAVELL, of Fulton, survives. He was employed for the past 35 years in a government office at Chicago.
Survivors, besides the wife, are the mother, Abigail, of Fulton; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred ABERTINE, Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Ida ROUCH, of near Kewanna; and three brothers, Elmer [REED], of San Leandro, Calif.; Alfred [REED], of Peru; and Lee [REED], whose address is unknown.
The body will be returned to Fulton for the last rites.

Friday, October 10, 1941

Graveside funeral services for Frank REED, who died at his home in Chicago Thursday morning, will be conducted at the Fulton cemetery, Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. The body will lie in state at the Ditmire Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, October 11, 1941

Word has been received in Kewanna of the death of Mrs. D. D. TROUTMAN at her home in Fenville, Mich., Wednesday morning from heart ailment. Mrs. Troutman, formerly of the Kewanna community, had been ill for only a short time.

Mrs. Lon HUDKINS, of Martin, Tenn., a former resident of Kewanna, died at her home there this week, it was learned recently. The deceased taught school in the Kewanna community for several years. Mrs. Schuyler STUBBS, of east of Kewanna, is her sister-in-law.

Monday, October 13, 1941

Anna Allen WAITE, well-known Akron lady, died at seven o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Golden B. PAYNE, New Castle, Ind., following a six weeks' illness. Death was attributed to complications, arising from a major operation undergone late in August.
Anna Allen, daughter of Joseph and Marietta WAITE, was born in Gilead, where she spent her entire life. She was associated with her father in his Gilead department store until his death, after which she was employed at the E. O. STRONG store in Akron. Before her fatal illness, she was a saleslady in the Dan LEININGER and Sons store, also in Akron. Miss Waite had a host of friends throughout Akron and community.
She was an active member of the Gilead Methodist church.
Surviving are three brothers, Frank [WAITE], of Peru; William [WAITE], of Los Angeles, Calif.; Dr. E. L. WAITE, of Gilead; and five sisters, Josephine [WAITE], Carrie [WAITE] and Margaret [WAITE], all at home; Mrs. Edgar LOCKE, Hagerstown, Ind.; and Mrs. Golden PAYNE, New Castle.
Last rites will be conducted at the home in Gilead Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. C. W. MONTGOMERY officiating. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Mahlon BELL, 92, one of the community's most highly respected pioneer citizens, passed away Sunday afternoon, three o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Guy ALSPACH, 1009 South Main street, this city. Death was attributed to colitis. Mr. Bell became ill last Tuesday and his condition gradually grew worse until the end. Prior to this illness the deceased had been enjoying reasonably fair health.
Mr. Bell had a legion of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties and for the past 14 years he served as an assessor for Rochester township. The deceased took an active interest in the religious and civic affairs of the community and was physically and mentally alert as many who were a score or more years younger than he. Mr. Bell had been a resident of Rochester for over 25 years.
Mahlon Bell was born May 6th, 1849, in Jackson township, Cass county, Indiana. His parents were James and Elizabeth (ROSE) BELL. He began teaching school in Cass county, at the age of 18 years and continued in that profession for three years. In a ceremony solemnized in Jackson county on June 26th, 1870, he was united in marriage with Martha J. FRUSH, who preceded in death a number of years ago.
For a long number of years, Mr. Bell was engaged in the lumber business at Lincoln, Indiana and Memphis, Tenn. Following his retirement from this business, he moved to Rochester where he has since resided. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and was an active worker in that religious organization up until the time of his demise; he also was a member of the F. and A. M. lodge, of this city.
The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Daisy ALSPACH, of this city; two grandchildren, Harold DAVISSON, of Rochester; Mrs. George D. DUNCAN, of Alton, Ill.; one great grandchild, Miss Zana DAVISSON, of Rochester and a brother, Perry BELL, of Ladysmith, Wisconsin.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Alspach home. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the Baptist church will officiate and the Rochester Masonic Lodge will assist in the rites. Interment will be made in the Rochester mausoleum.
Friends may pay their respects at the Alspach home up until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, October 16, 1941

Howard OVERMYER, 43, who resides five miles northwest of this city in the Richland Center community, died at noon Wednesday in the Valparaiso hospital from injuries sustained in an auto-truck collision at the intersection of U. S. 30 and State Road 2, edge of Valparaiso, early Wednesday morning.
Overmyer's wife, Hazel [OVERMYER], is in the Valparaiso hospital with a skull fracture and broken knee cap, also received in the accident. Her condition was not regarded as critical by attending physicians. Overmyer's fatal injuries were a skull fracture and crushed chest.
The accident is said to have occurred when Overmyer, a welder at a Gary steel mill, crashed broadside into a large tractor and trailer at the intersection near Valparaiso. He was returning his wife to Rochester, after she had spent several days with him in Gary. The crash was reported to have occurred in a heavy fog.
Coroner E. E. DAVIS, Porter county, held the driver of the truck, whose name was not learned, until Thursday noon, when he was released following investigation of the mishap.
Howard [OVERMYER], son of Ambrose and Nora OVERMYER, was born in Fulton county June 1, 1898. He had resided in this community almost his entire life. He was united in marriage in 1920 to Hazel O'NEAL, who survives.
Survivors, besides the widow, are three children, Glen [OVERMYER], Omaha, Wash. [sic]; Gerald [OVERMYER], Mishawaka; Evelyn [OVERMYER], Kewanna; the mother, Mrs. Nora Overmyer, Rochester; four brothers, William [OVERMYER], Laketon; Clarence [OVERMYER], Alpha [OVERMYER], and Harry [OVERMYER], all of near this city; and one sister, Mrs. Nellie ANDERSON, also of near Rochester.
The deceased was a member of the local LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post and a veteran of World War I.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home here. Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel.

Friday, October 17, 1941

Last rites for Howard OVERMYER, who was killed Wednesday in an auto accident near Valparaiso, will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Richland Center Methodist church. Rev. John Paul JONES will officiate and interment will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Fred H. MILLER, 69 years of age, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. William M. LANE, 162 North Pontiac street, this city, at three o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death, due to paralysis, came after an illness of one year.
The deceased was born in Fort Wayne on June 15, 1872, the son of Christian and Kathryn MILLER. He came to this city five years ago to make his home with his sister. He had never married.
Mr. Miller had been employed his entire active life as a teamster.
The sister, Mrs. William Lane, this city, is the only survivor.
Last rites will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens' cemetery.

Rensselaer, Ind., Oct. 17. - Mrs. Abraham HALLECK, mother of Representative in Congress Charles A. HALLECK, died suddenly in her home here early Thursday.
Mrs. Halleck, who was 76 years old, was the wife of one of the oldest members of the Jasper Circuit Court Bar Association and was herself a member.
She was at work in her law offices yesterday and apparently was in good health. She had, however, been subject to heart attacks in recent years.
She was born in Steuben county Feb. 17, 1865, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George LUKE; was married in Fort Wayne, Jan. 1, 1887, and came to Rensselaer in 1903 when her husband opened law offices. She was admitted to bar in 1920.
Survivors are the husband and son, another son, Dr. Harold HALLECK of Winamac, and three daughters, Mrs. Mildred RICHARDSON and Mrs. Hester MILNER of Rensselaer, and Mrs. Gwin THOMAS of Miami, Fla.
Funeral services will be held in the Rensselaer Methodist church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, October 18, 1941

Survivors, besides the sister of Fred MILLER, who died here Thursday afternoon, are a brother, Louis MILLER, Fort Wayne; and two nieces, Mrs. Lulu SCHULTZ and Mrs. Edith HOWARD, both of Fort Wayne.

Monday, October 20, 1941

Chancy N. HIATT, 65, well known Richland township farmer, died at nine o'clock Sunday morning at his home, seven miles northwest of this city in the Grandview neighborhood, Richland township. Death, caused by peritonitis, came after an illness of 10 days.
Chancy, son of Charles Wesley and Mary Jane HIATT, was born in Decatur, Ind., on February 11, 1876. He came to this community from Decatur when a small boy and had lived here almost his entire life. On February 13, 1898, in Fulton county, he was united in marriage to Catherine Luella STEININGER, who survives.
He was a member of the Grandview Evangelical church.
Survivors include the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Berlin VanSCOIK, Rochester; Mrs. Vern BARKER, South Bend; two sons, Dee [HIATT], Houston, Texas; Clarence [HIATT], Rochester; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Grandview church with Rev. WEYANT, of Bruce Lake, officiating. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center.

Funeral services for Baker KILMER, 40, who passed away Saturday, October 18th, at his home in Fairfax, Okla., were held at the Rochester Christian church, Monday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Charles H. DeVOE, of Indianapolis, and Rev. Harry MOUNT, of the local pastorate, officiated. Interment was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Baker, son of Charles and Indiana (BAKER) KILMER, was born in Rochester, Ind., on April 8th, 1901. Upon his graduation from the Rochester high school, Baker entered Purdue university and graduated from a mechanical engineering course in 1923. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and was active in social affairs and orchestral work.
The deceased began his musical career when but 10 years of age playing a saxaphone. At the age of 16, he appeared on the chautauqua platform with the Charles Fisher's orchestra, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and won many honors in that field of endeavor. He was always free to share his musical talents with the churches of Rochester, and members of the family stated that early in his career he adopted the motto of "Others." Baker became a member of the Christian church of this city when he was 10 years of age.
In 1929, he went to Tucson, Ariz., to take post graduate work in music, preparing himself to teach and direct bands in high schools. He was an instructor in Oklahoma for 10 years and for the past three years at Fairfax, where he had a 60-piece high school band. He took an active interest in affairs of the Christian church of that city and of the Rotary club.
On December 25th, 1930, he was united in marriage with Miss Clarice DAVIS, of Rockville, Ind., and three children were born to this union. A daughter, however, preceded her father in death.
The survivors are: his wife, Clarice; a son, Charles [KILMER], 7; a daughter, Catherine Jane [KILMER], 1; his mother, Mrs. Indiana V. KILMER; a sister, Mrs. Dee WALLACE, both of this city, other relatives and a number of friends.
The body arrived in Rochester Monday morning from Fairfax, Okla.

Mrs. Lucinda [LOWERY] FINNEY STOLER, 83 years of age, died in the Kelly hospital at Argos Sunday morning at 2:30 o'clock, due to a heart ailment. Mrs. Stoler, who resides on East Walnut street, Argos, had been ill for ten days and had been confined to the hospital since last Wednesday.

The deceased was born in Argos on January 4, 1858, the daughter of James and Sarah LOWERY, and had lived her entire life in the Argos community. Her first marriage was to James W. FINNEY, who died in 1915. Later she was united in marriage to Ephraim STOLER, who survives.
Survivors, besides the husband, are two sons, Emery FINNEY, Warsaw; Dallas FINNEY, Erie, Penn.; one daughter, Mrs. Vera KRIEGHBAUM, South Bend; and one brother, Oliver LOWERY, Pannel, Neb.
Last rites will be conducted from the Grossman funeral home in Argos at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Ernest TREBER, of the Argos Christian church, officiating. Burial is to be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The body will remain, until the hour of the funeral, at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call to pay their respects.

Tuesday, October 21, 1941

William H. HARDING, 85 years of age, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert QUINN, 811 Madison street, this city, at six o'clock Monday evening. He had been suffering from paralysis, following a stroke two years ago, and last week fell in his home, fracturing a leg. Death was attributed to hypostatic pneumonia.
William H., son of William and Mariah VanKIRK HARDING, was born in Lickin county, Ohio, on November 24, 1855. He came to this county 70 years ago from Ohio and had resided most of his life in Fulton. On December 25, 1870, in Macy, he was united in marriage to Mary Olive IZZARD, who died July 21, 1938. Mr. Harding was well known in the Fulton community and had been a drainage contractor there for many years.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Robert QUINN, Rochester; Miss Jessie HARDING, Rochester; four sons, Elmer J. [HARDING], Conde [HARDING], William S. [HARDING], all of Peru; John J. [HARDING], Gary; one brother, Corwin HARDING, Macy; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. An infant son preceded him in death.
Last rites will be held at the Fulton Baptist church, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens' cemetery at Rochester.
The body reposes at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, October 22, 1941

Following a five-day illness, Mrs. Emma CAFFYN, prominent resident of Rochester passed away at 7:40 o'clock Wednesday morning, at Woodlawn hospital, this city. Her death was attributed to an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Caffyn was stricken with the disease while at her home, 928 South Main street, last Friday evening and was later removed to the hospital.
The deceased had resided in Rochester throughout practically all of her life and in later years spent the winters in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mrs. Caffyn had a legion of friends throughout Rochester and community and took an active interest in the social and civic affairs of the city.
Emma, daughter of Adam and Charlotte (LANDGRAVE) AWALT, was born June 28th, 1866, in Chili, Ind. In 1886 in a ceremony solemnized at Racine, Wis., she was united in marriage with Charles W. CAFFYN. Mr. Caffyn preceded her in death a number of years ago. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Eastern Star.
The survivors are her son, Walter W. [CAFFYN], of this city; a step-daughter, May L. AWALT, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two nieces, Mrs. Octavius PHILLIPS and Mrs. Mary HOPPE, of San Diego, Cal.
Funeral arrangements are being delayed pending the arrival of Mrs. Awalt.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home until arrangements for the rites are completed it was stated.

Thursday, October 23, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma CAFFYN will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, South Jefferson street. Rev. Glenn C. McGEE of the Rochester Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Mary G. PADFIELD, 61, passed away Wednesday evening 5:20 o'clock at her home eight and a half miles southwest of Rochester. Mrs. Padfield had been seriously ill for the past six weeks suffering from a tumor. The deceased had been a resident of Union township for only two months having moved to that locality from Decatur, Ill.
Mrs. Padfield was born November 28th, 1879 in Asheville (Pickaway county), Ohio, the daughter of John W. and Ellen F. (FISHER) WARNER. On January 10, 1909 she was united in marriage with Hugh H. PADFIELD in a ceremony pronounced at LaJunta, Colo. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church, of Champaign, Ill.
The survivors are her husband, at home; a son, Willard Clair PADFIELD, of Chicago; a step-son, Earl H. [PADFIELD], of Springfield, Ill.; five sisters, Maude BOWMAN, Adda BUGBEE, Elsie DELP, Sibyl EDMUNDS, and Marie STELZER, all of Columbus, Ohio. Three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Riefenbery funeral home, in Carlinville, Ill. Rev. S. Nellis MADDEN, of Stronghurst, Ill. will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Lichtfield, Ill. cemetery. The body was entrained from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Carlinville, Ill., Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Lillian Mae HOUSE, 55, a resident of Kewanna, died at the Cass County hospital, Logansport, at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, due to complications which followed a recent operation. She had been taken to the hospital a month ago.
The deceased was born May 31, 1886, in Wilson, Mich., the daughter of John and Anna KELL. She came to Kewanna 20 years ago from Beardstown, near Winamac. In 1914, at Chicago, she was united in marriage to George C. HOUSE, who survives.
Mrs. House was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband and two sons, Leslie [HOUSE] and Dean [HOUSE], both of Kewanna.
Last rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Harrison Funeral home in Kewanna. Rev. Marshall LUCAN will officiate and interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Saturday, October 25, 1941

Henry TOOTHMAN, 82 years of age, well-knon in the Fulton community, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning at his home in Hoovers, Ind. Death, due to pneumonia, came after an illness of two weeks' duration.
The deceased was born in White county, February 28, 1858, the son of Joseph and Mary TOOTHMAN, and had lived his entire life in the Hoovers community. He was married 62 years ago in 1879, to Sarah SPENCER, who survives.
Survivors are the wife, five daughters, four sons, three brothers, 54 grandchildren, and 52 great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be conducted from the Hoovers M.E. church at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. R. H. BLACKBURN, Twelve Mile, will officiate, and burial will be made in the Corinth cemetery, at Twelve Mile.

Mrs. Dora LINKENHELT, this city, today received word of the recent death of her daughter-in-law, Marie LINKENHELT, in Los Angeles, Calif. She is the wife of the late Don LINKENHELT, formerly of Rochester.

Jack CHARTERS, who resides in the Reiter community, southwest of here, died this morning at eight o'clock in the St. Joseph hospital in Logansport. Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel.

Monday, October 27, 1941

Last rites were conducted at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from the Prairie Grove United Brethren church for John (Jack) CHARTERS, 69 years of age, who died at the St. Joseph hospital in Logansport at eight o'clock Saturday morning. Death followed an illness of three weeks and was attributed to heart ailment.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on April 30, 1872, the son of James and Alice CHARTERS, and had lived his entire life in this community. He was united in marriage on September 22, 1895, in Rochester, to Clara RUSH, who survives.
He had followed the occupation of farming his entire life.
Survivors, besides the wife, are three sons, Samuel [CHARTERS], Rochester; Carl [CHARTERS] and Earl [CHARTERS], stationed in the Hawaiian Islands with the U.S. Army; two daughters, Mrs. Alice RUSH, South Bend; Mrs. Ruth BEGHTEL, Star City; four brothers, James [CHARTERS], this city; Bert [CHARTERS] and Charles [CHARTERS}, Plymouth; Jesse [CHARTERS], Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Kate ROSS, Detroit, Mich.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Elsie BRAMAN, 49 years of age, 1412 Jefferson street, this city, succumbed at the St. Joseph's hospital in South Bend at 3:20 o'clock Sunday morning, due to pulmonary embolism. She had been seriously ill for one week.
Elsie [BRYANT], daughter of Ancil V. and Margaret Emaline (MacINTYRE) BRYANT, was born December 17, 1891, in Fulton county. On June 10, 1911, she was united in marriage to Milo BRAMAN. She had lived her entire life in this county.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mary Frances BRAMAN and Mrs. Margaret HOMMAN, both of this city; a son, Larry BRAMAN, at home; two brothers, Fred BRYANT, Cleveland, O.; Willie [BRYANT], Mishawaka; seven sisters, Mrs. May HOLLOWAY and Mrs. Goldie M. O'CONNELL, both of Rochester; Mrs. Celia BIXLER, Bruce Lake; Mrs. Eva LANDIS, Akron; Mrs. Bessie CLARK, Silver Lake; Mrs. Bertha CLARK, Rochester; Mrs. Myrtle BECKER, Warsaw; and two grandchildren, Jerry [HOMMAN] and Dick HOMMAN.

Last rites will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Foster funeral home. Rev. Glenn C. McGEE will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens' cemetery.
The body remains at the Foster funeral parlors until the hour of the last rites.

Funeral services for Robert HENDRICKSON, 46, R.R. 1, New Carlisle, a native of Kewanna, were held from the St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic church, in South Bend at 9:30 o'clock this morning. Burial was made in the Highland cemetery at South Bend. Hendrickson was killed Friday when his auto was struck by a New York Central passenger train at a crossing near New Carlisle.
The deceased was born in Kewanna on April 13, 1895, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William HENDRICKSON. He was a World War veteran and moved from Kewanna 23 years ago.
Surviving are the widow, his parents, two daughters, Juanita [HENDRICKSON] and Marcheta [HENDRICKSON], both at home; four brothers and two sisters.

Tuesday, October 28, 1941

Geneva S. MARK FITZELL, 26 years of age, adopted daughter of Mrs. Hugh McMAHAN, died at three o'clock this morning at 701 Main Street where she resided with Mr. and Mrs. McMahan. Death, due to complications, came after an illness of seven weeks' duration.
The deceased was born in Akron, O., on March 26, 1915, and had lived in Rochester for a year prior to her death. She came to this city from Phoenix, Ariz., where she had resided for five years. She was educated in the local schools and attended a commercial school in Phoenix.
She was a member of the Rochester United Brethren Church.
Only survivors are a brother, Harry FITZELL, Los Angeles, Calif.; and the foster-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McMahan, this city. Her father preceded her in death two years ago.
Last rites will be conducted from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. Glenn McGEE will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery here.

Friends in Kewanna recently received word of the death of Pauline HOOPER, 16, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Leo HOOPER, now of Buffalo, N.Y., former residents of Kewanna where Rev. Hooper was pastor of the Kewanna Baptist church. Miss Hooper was ill only a few days prior to her demise and is survived by her parents and two brothers.

Wednesday, October 29, 1941

Mrs. Clara E. MARTIN, 87, passed away 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home eight miles southwest of Rochester. Death was attributed to complications which arose following a hip fracture suffered a week ago. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the southwestern section of the county.
Clara E. [GROVE], daughter of William and Amanda GROVE, was born June 10th, 1854 in Gastalia, Ohio. She was united in marriage with John F. MARTIN on January 13th, 1876. He passed away in 1933. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Prairie Grove United Brethren church.
The survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Charles FINNEY, with whom she made her home; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mabel SLIGER, of Kansas, Ohio; and two brothers, Frank GROVE and Bert GROVE, of Ionia, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton, Ind. Rev. Noah McCOY of North Manchester will officiate. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery, northwest of Fulton. The body will lie in state at the Ditmire Chapel until the hour of the rites.

Thursday, October 30, 1941

Ora FENSTERMACHER, 65, former resident of this city, passed away at eight o'clock this morning in the St. Joseph's hospital, Logansport, following an illness of several weeks' duration. He resided in Logansport at 715 East Market street.
The deceased, a retired carpenter, was born on July 14, 1876. He was formerly employed at the Lowe and David hardware, in Logansport.
Mr. Fenstermacher was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge and the Logansport Knights of Pythias Lodge.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Helen WILLMING, Rock Island, Ill.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. I. N. GOOD, this city.
The body was removed to the Chase-Miller funeral chapel in Logansport, pending funeral arrangements.

Friday, October 31, 1941

Mrs. Rachel A. [HARTMAN] JAMES, 82 years of age, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Lawrence CASTLE, 1014 Fulton avenue, this city, at 10 o'clock last night. Death was attributed to paralysis and came after an illness of only nine days.
The deceased was born in Putnam county, Ohio, on April 26, 1859, the daughter of David and Mary CLARK HARTMAN. She was united in marriage at Peru to Charles JAMES, who preceded her in death in 1891. Mrs. James had made her home in this city for the past 28 years.
Survivors are one brother, Andrew HARTMAN, of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Josephine BRYANT, Akron; and a niece, Mrs. Lawrence CASTLE, Rochester.
Last rites will be held from the Castle residence at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Harry MOUNT, of the Christian church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.

Tuesday, November 4, 1941

Word was received here last night that Pvt. Robert SAINE, Fort Bragg, N.C., son of Tom SAINE, Peru, was killed in an automobile accident at 8:30 p.m. yesterday near Chillicothe, Ohio.
Saine's brother, Richard [SAINE], employed on the Hugh MOORE farm, three miles east of here, was notified of his death. The two boys had made their home with Mrs. Oscar ENGLE, east of Rochester, for some time.
Particulars of Robert's death were not learned. It is believed, however, that he was on his way here after receiving a 20-day furlough from his station at Fort Bragg. His body remains at a funeral home in Chillicothe.
Arrangements are now being made to return the body for burial, possibly in Peru.

Richard OSBORN, who recently moved to New Albany, Ind., from this city, died in New Albany last Friday from injuries received Thursday when a platform, on which he was standing, collapsed at a Louisville, Ky., refinery.

Wednesday, November 5, 1941

Mrs. Mary E. KESSLER, 88, pioneer resident of Newcastle township, passed away at 11:15 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home on Rural Route 2, northeast of this city. Death was attributed to pneumonia following a brief illnss. Mrs. Kessler had a legion of friends throughout that section of the county and was an active member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Mary E. [HAMLETT], daughter of John and Nancy HAMLETT, was born in Fulton county on July 25th, 1853. Upon reaching womanhood, she was united in marriage with Isaac A. KESSLER, who preceded her in death on January 16th, 1916. In early life she became a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, of Newcastle township.
The survivors are a brother, Martin L. BARKMAN, of South Bend; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Joseph LITTLE, of Newcastle township; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock at the Bethlehem Baptist church, northeast of this city. Rev. W. E. BENDER will be in charge of the services and burial will be made in the Hamlett cemetery, near Talma.

Mrs. Samuel HARRELL, 49, of Peru, sister of Mrs. Walter BEMENDERFER, 1616 Main street, this city, died in the Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru at 2:15 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was attributed to complications.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet. Mrs. Bemenderfer went to Peru this morning to assist in the arrangement of the services.

Word was received here today that Mrs. Lawrence DYKE, who formerly resided at 1017 Monroe street, this city, died in the Youngstown, O., hospital, at four a.m. this morning.
Mrs. Dyke had been seriously ill for some time preceding her death. Her husband, located here as signal foreman on the Erie railroad, was transferred to Cleveland, O., last week. Mrs. Dyke had moved to Youngstown two weeks ago to visit relatives and became fatally sick there. She had also suffered from ill health during her residence here.
Funeral arrangements are not complete as yet.

Mrs. Susan TOWNSEND, 84, died at five o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, Willard ZOLMAN, near Mentone, following an illness of several months. Death was attributed to paralysis.
Susan [HAIMBAUGH], daughter of Frank and Ellen HAIMBAUGH, was born December 4th, 1856, in Fulton county and had resided here almost her entire life. She was twice married, to John ZOLMAN and Dayton TOWNSEND, both deceased. Mrs. Townsend had resided with her children since the death of Mr. Townsend, several years ago.
The deceased was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Willard ZOLMAN, at whose home she died; Dallas ZOLMAN, South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Harley KOCHENDERFER, this city; one brother, Thomas HAIMBAUGH, Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. William VERNETTE, Mentone; Mrs. Edgar GERST, this city; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be conducted from the Talma Christian church at two o'clock Friday afternoon, with Rev. KENNEDY in charge. Interment will be made in the Reichter cemetery, west of Talma.
The body was removed to the Willard Zolman residence this afternoon, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Samuel S. GAMBLE, 65, died at her home, one mile west of Roann, at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to paralysis, following an illness of two years.
The deceased was born in Gilead on December 14, 1875, the daughter of Jacob and Catherine BROWN HOFFMAN. Her entire life had been spent in Miami county. She was united in marriage in 1899 to Samuel S. GAMBLE, who survives.
Other survivors are one sister, Mrs. Lucy GROGG, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and one brother, Dr. Dayton L. HOFFMAN, Akron. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, from the home. Rev. George SWIHART will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.
The body has been returned to the residence, where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Friday, November 7, 1941

Mrs. Laura B. VICKERY, 82, pioneer citizen of Akron, passed away Thursday evening, 5 o'clock, at her residence.
The deceased was a daughter of Daniel and Fanny McCLOUD WHITTENBERGER and was born August 6th, 1859. She had lived her entire life in the vicinity of Akron. Her parents were pioneers and her father was one of the 47 people that made settlement in Henry township in the year 1836.
Mrs. Vickery was united in marriage with Charles A. VICKERY in April, 1880. Her husband passed away three years ago and a daughter died in infancy.
Three children were born to this union, Walter [VICKERY], who died several years ago, a daughter in infancy, and Earl W. VICKERY, superintendent of schools in Tampico, Ill., survives, as do five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The last rites will be conducted at the residence in Akron Saturday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Julius FEIFFER will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, November 8, 1941

Mrs. Okel H. KUBLEY, 37, wife of John KUBLEY, died at her home in Plymough at nine o'clock Friday morning. Death came suddenly from a heart attack, suffered while Mrs. Kubley was reading in her home.
Born in Talma, she is survived by the husband; four children, Jo Anne [KUBLEY], South Bend; James [KUBLEY], Jacque [KUBLEY] and John [KUBLEY], at home; her mother, Mrs. Lucetta MICKEY, Mentone; and three sisters, Mrs. Mariam CUMBERLAND, Akron; Mrs. Thelma SNYDER, LaPorte, Miss Betty MICKEY, Mentone.

Last rites will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in Plymouth. Burial is to be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery.

Judge Robert MILLER in circuit court Friday afternoon granted the request of Mrs. Agnes SPAHR, Logansport, and several others of her relatives, to have Mrs. Spahr's aunt, Mrs. Bertha McKINNEY, declared legally dead.
Mrs. Spahr was appointed by the court as executrix of her aunt's estate and posted a bond of $300. Mrs. McKinney has not been heard from by her relatives since 1920.

Edwin I. MARTIN, former resident of Fulton, passed away Friday evening, 11 o'clock, at the Dukes hospital in Peru. Death was attributed to complications. Mr. Martin had been a resident of Peru for the past 42 years moving to that city from Fulton. He followed the occupation of a wagonmaker until ill health forced his retirement.
The deceased was born at Fulton, Ind., on August 20th, 1861, and at the time of his demise was 80 years, two months and 17 days of age. His wife, Johanna [MARTIN], preceded him in death in 1917.
Survivors are five children: Mrs. E. A. JUDD and O. G. MARTIN, both of Newport News, Va.; R. C. MARTIN, Mrs. T. R. THOMAS and C. R. MARTIN, all of New York City; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. George W. OYLER, of Ft. Madison, Iowa, and a brother, Arthur MARTIN, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at the Hammond-Moeck-Eickenberry funeral home in Peru. Rev. A. E. CLEM will officiate and interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru.

Tuesday, November 11, 1941

Mrs. Dollie MILLER TIMBERS, 55, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Marvin CLEMENS, two and a half miles southeast of Macy, at 6:35 o'clock this morning. Death, due to complications, came after an illness of six months.
The deceased was born on March 19, 1885, two miles north of Gilead, in Miami county, the daughter of Gabriel and Caroline MILLER. She came to her sister's home near Macy from Fort Wayne seven weeks ago. In August, 1907, at Fort Wayne, she was united in marriage to John TIMBERS, who survives.
She was a member of the Bible Training School and Mission at Fort Wayne.
Surviving besides the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Jonahan COVER and Mrs. Marvin CLEMENS, both of near Macy; one brother, Reuben MILLER, Akron; three nieces, Mrs. Robert CONNOR, and Miss Marabel CLEMENS, both of Macy; Mrs. Mary COPLEN, Rochester; and two nephews, Russell SAYGERS, Indianapolis, and James ELLIOTT, Glendale, Calif.
Last rites will be conducted from the Methodist church at Macy, two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, and Rev. DUNLAP, of Macy, will officiate and interment will be made in the Macy cemetery.
The body will be returned from the Foster funeral home to the residence Wednesday morning, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Carl Dean MARSH, 17-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ogden MARSH, who reside in the Burton neighborhood, died Monday afternoon in the Riley hospital, Indianapolis.
Survivors are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry MOON and Mr. and Mrs. Ora MARSH, all of the Burton community.
Last rites will be conducted from the home, two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. GARNER will officiate and burial is to be made in the Moon cemetery, near Leiters Ford.
The body was returned to the home this afternoon, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, November 12, 1941

Mrs. Anna COE, 65 years of age, died at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday evening at her home, south of Monterey. Death, due to complications, came after an illness of four months' duration.
The deceased was born in 1876, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob STIPP. She had lived near Monterey for seven years, moving there from Kewanna. She was united in marriage at Eureka, Mich., with Henry COE, who survives.
Other survivors are eight children from her first marriage, Earl LAVENGOOD, Shalott, Mich.; Kenneth [LAVENGOOD] and Harlan LAVENGOOD, both of Lansing, Mich.; Irna LAVENGOOD, Howell, Mich.; Mrs. Lorna WELDY, Cleveland, Ohio; Cloyd LAVENGOOD, Sturgis, Mich.; Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD, Kewanna; and two brothers, Dyke STIPP, Logansport, and Irvin STIPP, Noblesville.
Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, November 13, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry COE, who died at her home near Monterey Tuesday evening, will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the Bruce Lake Community church, Rev. R. L. HALEY, of South Bend, will officiate and burial will be made in Winamac.

D. Monte BRYANT, 59, former resident of Fulton county, died in Los Angeles, Calif., Wednesday due to complications, it was learned by relatives here today. He had been in ill health for three years.
The deceased was born in 1882, the son of George and Mary BRYANT. He had been a teacher in Fulton county schools and also a professor in colleges in Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota and California.
Survivors are a son, Monte [BRYANT]; one brother, Ernest A. BRYANT, this city; and two sisters, Mrs. Nora BROCKEY and Mrs. Nellie HALDERMAN, both of Rochester.

Mrs. Frances (BARLOW) CRABB, 29, passed away at three p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the home of her parents, in Argos. Death resulted from complications following a year's illness. The deceased had been a resident of the Argos community throughout her entire life with the exception of two years' residency in Elkhart, Ind.
Frances, daughter of William and Emma BARLOW, was born in Argos on December 7th, 1911. At the time of her demise she was 29 years, 11 months and five days of age. In a ceremony solemnized at Devils Lake, N.D., on February 15th, 1934, she was united in marriage with Steven CRABB. Mrs. Crabb was a member of the Church of God.
The survivors are her husband, two daughters, Zelma [CRABB] and Roberta [CRABB]; three sons, Carl [CRABB], Richard [CRABB] and Kenneth [CRABB], all at home; her parents; two brothers, Joe BARLOW of Lakeville; Harold BARLOW, of Plymouth, and two sisters, Anna BARLOW, of Argos, and Mrs. Ruth RUPP, of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. Interment will be made in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Charles W. CLINE, 68 years of age, who resided five miles southwest of Fulton on Fletchers Lake, died here at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday evening in the Woodlawn hospital. Death was attributed to undulant fever and followed an illness of four weeks. The deceased had been confined to the hospital for the past three weeks.
Charles W., son of James Finley and Sarah Jane CLINE, was born in Union township on July 16, 1873, and had lived his entire life in Fulton county. He was united in marriage on March 1, 1900, to Eva M. CALLAHAM, who preceded him in death December 12, 1936. Mr. Cline had been a teacher in Liberty township schools for 33 years.
He was an active member of the Fulton U.B. church and the Fulton Masonic lodge.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Fulton Baptist church, with Rev. Stacy SHAW, of the Fulton U.B. church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will be removed Friday noon from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the home of Mrs. Lulu POWNALL, where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Friday, November 14, 1941

Survivors of Charles W. CLINE, who died Wednesday evening in the Woodlawn hospital, are one daughter, Mrs. Carl LEMON, of near Lucerne; one sister, Mrs. Lulu POWNALL, of near Fulton, and three grandchildren.

Miss Dorothy May THOMPSON, 18, of Disko, Ind., passed away in the Rochester hospital early Friday morning. She was brought to this city a few days ago in a critical condition, and failed to rally from treatment.
The deceased, who was a graduate of the Akron high school, was the daughter of John and Mamie THOMPSON.
The survivors are her parents, four brothers, Byron [THOMPSON], Ed [THOMPSON], Richard [THOMPSON] and Norman [THOMPSON]; three sisters, Mrs. Ed HUNTER of Disko; Mrs. Lester HARTZLER, of near Gilead, and Marjory [THOMPSON], at home.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCHOLDER, 122 West Eighth street, this city, have received word of the death of Newt CANADAY, in Bridgeport, Ill. Mr. Canaday, for many years a resident of Rochester, had formerly been manager of the Western Union telegraph office here.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann CURTIS, 78, well known resident of Akron, Ind., passed away Thursday evening at Woodlawn hospital. Her death resulted from injuries suffered in a fall a little over a week ago. Mrs. Curtis, who had resided in Akron since childhood, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the eastern sections of the county.
Elizabeth Ann [SEARS], daughter of Isaac and Lydia SEARS was born in Butler county, Ohio, on March 15, 1863. She was united in marriage with Ed CURTIS on October 20, 1892. The deceased had been a member of the Akron Methodist church since 1880.
The survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Frank FOUTS, of Macy; a step-son, Mark W. CURTIS, of Prentice, Wis.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A step-son, Vine CURTIS, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Walter SIPES, both residents of Rochester, preceded Mrs. Curtis in death a number of years ago.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, one o'clock, at the Akron Methodist church, Rev. Julius PFIEFFER will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery near Akron.

Monday, November 17, 1941

Last rites for Mrs. Emma HAMLETT, 76, who passed away Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John GORDON, eight miles northeast of this city in Newcastle township, were held at two o'clock this afternoon at the Gordon residence. Rev. W. E. BENDER, of Logansport, officiated and interment was made in the Hamlett cemetery, near Talma. Mrs. Hamlett succumbed after an illness of 20 years' duration.
Emma [MYERS], daughter of Amos and Judy MYERS, was born in Hancock county, Ohio, on December 25, 1864, and had lived almost her entire life in Newcastle township. Simon P. HAMLETT, her husband, preceded her in death about 50 years ago.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. John GORDON; three brothers, Frank MYERS, of this city; James MYERS, Mentone; J. D. MYERS, Arlington, Calif.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Wednesday, November 19, 1941

Mrs. Henrietta COOK, 76 years of age, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James PIERCE, south of this city, at 4:40 o'clock this morning. Death, due to complications, came after an illness of eight weeks.
Henrietta [JONES], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry JONES, was born in Tennessee on February 12, 1865. She had resided on a farm two miles north of Kewanna on Road 17 for 22 years, moving there from Tennessee. Her husband, J. F. COOK, preceded her in death in 1937.
The deceased was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Survivors are five sons, E. L. COOK, Royal Center; Edmund COOK, Knoxville, Tenn.; Herman COOK, South Bend; Harry COOK, Rochester; Walter COOK, Fulton; three daughters, Mrs. Lura RIMER, Rogersville, Tenn.; Mrs. Bessie OLINGER, Rochester; Mrs. Grace PIERCE, at whose home she died; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be held from the Kewanna Church of Christ at two o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Henry BULGAR, of Medaryville, will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.
The body will remain at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna until the hour of the last rites.

Friday, November 21, 1941

Albert Ross BOWEN, 75 years of age, succumbed at his home, four and a half miles southwest of Akron at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death was due to paralysis and came after an illness of two months' duration.

The deceased was born in Fulton county on August 1, 1866, and had lived here his entire life. His parents were Daniel and Nancy BOWEN and he had never married.
The only immediate survivor is one brother, Milo [BOWEN], of Akron.
Last rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Omega church, southwest of Akron, with Rev. Albert ESHELMAN, of Akron, officiating. Interment will be made in the Omega cemetery.
The body has been taken from the Moyer funeral home at Akron to the residence, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Grass Creek United Brethren church for Charles KNEBEL, 83, retired farmer of Pulaski county, who died in a Logansport hospital Tuesday morning. Burial was made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth [KNEBEL]; three daughters, Mrs. Eva GALSBRANSEN, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Clara MEAGHER, Medford, Ore.; Mrs. Rhoda BLACK, Indianapolis; two brothers, John [KNEBEL], Kewanna; Schuyler [KNEBEL], of near Winamac; and two sisters, Mrs. Matilda CLARK and Mrs. Susan COMPTON, both of South Bend.

Mrs. Dorothy Mae McGOWEN, 25 years of age, died in the Kelly hospital at Argos, 7:45 o'clock Thursday night, following an illness of one week. Death was attributed to appendicitis. Mrs. McGowen resided four miles south of Argos on U. S. 31.
Dorothy Mae [BODEY], daughter of Harry and Leora BODEY, was born near Argos on December 6, 1915, and had lived in that community her entire life. She was united in marriage on September 10, 1935, to Howard McGOWEN, who survives.
The deceased was a member of the Walnut community Methodist church.
Survivors, besides the husband, are one daughter, Linda Lou [McGOWEN], three and a half years old; her mother, Mrs. Harry BODEY; three brothers, Clifton [BODEY] and Herman BODEY, both of Argos; and Elton BODEY, of Peru.
Funeral services will be held from the Richland Center Methodist church, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Ralph SMELSER, of Bluffton, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Morris PERRY, of Tippecanoe, and burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
The body will be returned Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock to the McGowen home, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Last rites were held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Daniel KOPP, 71, prominent hardware merchant in Kewanna for the past 30 years, who died suddenly at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home on West Main street, due to a heart attack. He had sufferd from heart trouble for several weeks. Rev. WALSKI, pastor of Kewanna St. Ann's Catholic church, was in charge of the services and burial was made in the Kewanna cemetery.
The deceased was born at Hannau on the Maine, Germany, on November 15, 1870. He came to the United States with his uncle as a boy of 16 and remained here until his death. In 1896, in Logansport, he was married to Sarah Jane DONALDSON, who survives.
Other survivors are four daughters, Mrs Marie LONG, Toledo, O.; Mrs. Helena SHINE, Mrs Catherine ORR and Mrs. Alice MYERS, all of Kewanna; and two sons, Daniel KOPP, Jr., of North Carolina; and Ernest KOPP, South Bend.

Saturday, November 22, 1941

Funeral services for Ira OLIVER, 51, will be held Sunday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, at the Church of God in Akron. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Oliver, a former resident of Akron, passed away Wednesday at his home in Willard, Ohio. He was the son of Marshall and Rebecca OLIVER. Mr. Oliver was employed by the B. & O. railroad for a long number of years.
The survivors are his wife; two brothers, Augustus [OLIVER], of the Philippine Islands; Kenneth [OLIVER], of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Ralph MOYER, of Muncie, Ind., and his mother.

Monday, November 24, 1941

Flora, Nov. 24. - Sidney Clyde LEITER, 57, native of Star City, died suddenly of a heart attack about 8 o'clock Sunday morning as he was driving his automobile back to his home in Detroit, Mich., following a visit with relatives and friends at and near Star City.
Mr. Leiter, his wife, a daughter, Hannah [LEITER], and a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle MUNN and Granddaughter, were returning to Detroit following a visit over the Thanksgiving holidays and about four miles east of Winamac Mr. Leiter slumped over the wheel and died shortly after.
Coroner QUERRY of Medaryville said his verdict would be heart attack. Other occupants of the machine succeeded in stopping the automobile after Mr. Leiter was stricken.
Born September 26, 1884 in Fulton county, he was the son of Sidney K. and Mary LEITER. His marriage was to Gertrude COMPTON in 1904. He was a building contractor in Detroit, having moved from Star City about 12 years ago.
Surviving are the widow; five children, Donald W. LEITER, Arthur LEITER and Mrs. MUNN, all of Detroit, Hannah [LEITER], at home, and Richard LEITER, Flora, Ind; a brother, William J. LEITER, Flora; four sisters, Mrs. Ray E. GEYER, Garrett, Mrs. N. N. BOTT, Remington, Mrs. Paul SULLIVAN, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Bruce STINSON, Cortland, O., and two grandchildren.
He was a member of the Star City Methodist church. The body was returned to the Leiter funeral home at Flora where friends may call until Tuesday noon when the body will be taken to the Star City Methodist Church.
Friends may call at the church from 1 to 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock with the Rev. SWINE of Star City and the Rev. Merrill IVEY of Flora officiating. Burial will be at Star City.
A number of Rochester and Leiters Ford relatives will attend the funeral services tomorrow.

Phillip Lee WISE, nine-year-old son of Frank and Lula (JOHNSON) WISE, who reside four and a half miles northwest of Akron, died about 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning in the Woodlawn hospital here. Death, due to a kidney ailment, came after a five months' illness.
The deceased was born near Akron on December 27, 1931. Surviving are the parents; one sister, Mrs. Carl KING, of Gilead; and one brother, 14. Another brother preceded him in death a few years ago.
Last rites will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Akron U.B. church, with Rev. William OVERHOLTSER in charge. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Tuesday, November 25, 1941

Sherman BRANDAL, 59 years of age, succumbed Monday morning in the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been suffering since last Saturday. Death, due to complications, came after a five years' illness. Mr. Brandal resided on a farm three miles northeast of Kewanna.
The deceased was born on March 14, 1882, near Ora, Ind., the son of Solomon and Elizabeth BRANDAL. He had lived near Kewanna for 10 years, moving there from east of Culver. He had never married.
The only immediate survivor is the mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brandal, of near Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD, of the Bruce Lake Community Church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Center cemetery, near Ora.
The body will remain at the Harrison Funeral Parlor in Kewanna until the hour of the last rites.

Pierce WILSON, 81 years of age, died at his home, 621 Jefferson street, this city, at five o'clock this morning, following an illness of over four years' duration. Death was attributed to complications.
Pierce, son of Seth and Hanna WILSON, was born in Pennsylvania on January 12, 1860, and had lived in this community for 60 years. He moved here from Pennsylvania. The deceased, a retired farmer, was first united in marriage to Anna NEFF, who preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Aurilla HALL, who survives.
He was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church.
Survivors, besides the wife, are one son, Lester WILSON, Joplin, Mo.; a step-son, Justin HALL, Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lowe RYNEARSON, Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Cora PUTERBAUGH, Pensdale, Penn.; and Mrs. Harvey EDLER, Crosbyton, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of the son from Missouri, but rites have been tentatively set for Thursday morning. Complete details of the services will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, November 26, 1941

Funeral rites for Pierce WILSON, who died at his home in this city Tuesday morning, will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Foster funeral home. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE, of Evangelical church, will officiate and burial will be made in the local Odd Fellows' cemetery. The body was returned to the Wilson home, 621 Jefferson street, this morning and will be taken to the Foster funeral parlors at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, prior to the funeral.

Friends here have received word of the death of Curtis HUNTER, 60, which occurred November 20th at his home in Batesville, Ark. Mr. Hunter was a brother of David HUNTER, of this city, who passed away August 20th of this year. Mr. Hunter was well known to many Rochester residents as he visited his brother here on numerous occasions.
He is survived by two sons, Orval [HUNTER], of Medaryville, Ind., and Laurence [HUNTER], of Batesville, Ark.; a daughter, Nancy Marie [HUNTER], of Batesville, Ark.; and three sisters, Nancy HUMICULT, of Medaryville; Susanna WIMER, of Winamac, and Mrs. Rosanna DOWNING of Winamac.
Funeral services were held at the Hunter home in Batesville Saturday.

Mrs. Eleanor MATHIA, 32, former resident of Rochester, died at her home in Chicago, Ill., Tuesday following a four years' illness. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Argos, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles COOPER. She was united in marriage to Ernest MATHIA, who operated the Unique Bakery in this city for three years. The couple moved here from Plymouth.
She was a member of the local Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are the husband; one son, Marty [MATHIA]; a daughter, Margo [MATHIA]; the parents; and one brother, Charles [COOPER], Jr., all of Chicago.
Last rites will be held Thursday afternoon as two o'clock from the Danielson funeral home in Plymouth. Place of burial was not determined at press time today.

Vernon KINDIG, 45 passed away 12:15 Wednesday morning at his home three miles northwest of Akron. He had been ill for the past 15 months suffering from tuberculosis. The deceased who was a veteran of the World War, had a host of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county.
Vernon, son of Orville and Alphretta KINDIG was born on a farm near Akron, June 21st, 1896. In the year of 1920 he was united in marriage with Geneva PERSONETTE, in a ceremony solemnized in Akron.
The survivors are his wife; three children, Robert [KINDIG], Helen [KINDIG] and Margalee [KINDIG], all at home; a brother, Thornton KINDIG, of Logansport; and three sisters, Mrs. Tressa RICHARDSON, of Everett, Wash.; Mrs. Justin HALL, of Rochester; and Mrs. Lola WIDEMAN, of Akron.
Funeral arrangements were not available as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, November 27, 1941

Funeral services for Vernon KINDIG, 45, will be held at the Church of God in Akron on Friday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Rochester friends and business associates were today informed of the death of Ralph RICHTER, 56, which occurred Monday in Detroit, Mich.
Mr. Richter, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson RICHTER, received his early schooling in Rochester and later graduated from a pharmaceutical course at Purdue. His father, for a long number of years was a co-owner of the DAWSON & RICHTER drug store, of this city. Ralph was employed as a salesman for a Detroit drug and supply company at the time of his demise.
The deceased is survived by his widow and his mother, Mrs. Nelson RICHTER, of Detroit.

Word was received here today of the death of George H. SECRIST, 80, former summer resident of Lake Manitou, at his home in Miami, Fla., on November 9th. He was buried in Indianapolis a short time after his demise. Survivors are son, George B. SECRIST, Hollywood, Fla.; and a daughter, Mrs. Val RODEL, Miami, Fla.

Friday, November 28, 1941

The Leroy C. Shelton American Legion post firing squad this afternoon conducted a military funeral at Akron for Vernon KINDIG, 45, a World War veteran, who died at his home near Akron Wednesday morning.

Saturday, November 29, 1941

Mrs. Sarah Catherine SMITH, 83 years of age, died at her home southwest of Akron, 5:45 o'clock Friday evening. Death, due to complications, followed a stroke suffered ten days ago.
Sarah Catherine [SAUSAMAN], daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth SAUSAMAN, was born in Ohio, October 10, 1858, and had lived in the Akron community almost her entire life, moving there from Ohio when a child. In a ceremony solemnized at Macy on February 28, 1886, she was united in marriage to Meritt Everett SMITH, who survives.
Other survivors are five sons, John [SMITH], Cleveland; Emmett [SMITH], Indianapolis; Ed [SMITH], Akron, Fred [SMITH], South Bend, Cecil [SMITH], Disko; one brother, John SAUSAMAN, Claypool; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be conducted from the Gilead Methodist church at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. Alvin ESHELMAN will officiate and burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.
The body was removed to the home this morning, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Will R. LEMMON, 69, farmer residing four miles southwest of Fulton passed away in the Woodlawn hospital here at 10:15 o'clock Friday evening. He was taken to the hospital Thursday, suffering from complications. Death followed a two weeks' illness.
Will, son of William and Mary REDD LEMMON, was born in Bethlehem township, Cass county, on February 15, 1872. He had resided in the Fulton community his entire life. Mr. Lemmon was united in marriage on February 28, 1894, to Mary HORN, who survives.
The deceased was a member of the Fulton Masonic and Eastern Star lodges.
Survivors, besides the wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Harold MIKESELL and Mrs. Walter UNGER, both of near Fulton; Alma [LEMMON], at home; one son, Carl [LEMMON], of near Lucerne; nine grandchildren and one nephew.
Last rites will be conducted by the Fulton Masonic lodge at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Metea Baptist church. Rev. Stacy SHAW, of Fulton U.B. church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Metea cemetery.
The body was returned to the home near Fulton at noon today, where friends may call until the hour of the services.

Monday, December 1, 1941

Amanda Jane BUSENBURG, 82, succumbed at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Marie BARKMAN, in Plymouth, Saturday evening at 9:45 o'clock. Death was attributed to complications and resulted from an extended illness.

Amanda Jane [BAILEY], daughter of George and Tizrah BAILEY, was born in Rush county, Ind., on January 14, 1859, and had spent her entire lifetime in the Mentone community. She was united in marriage in 1883 to Peter BUSENBURG, who preceded her in death 11 years ago. Mrs. Busenburg had a host of friends in the Mentone neighborhood.
The deceased was a member of the Warsaw Church of Christ, Scientist.
Survivors are three grandchildren, Mrs. Beulah LaCROSSE, South Bend; Mrs. Rosella DORAN, Plymouth; Mrs. Julian LINK, Dowagiac, Mich., and one great-grandson. A son, Fred [BUSENBURG], preceded her in death in 1933.
Funeral services will be held from the Reed funeral home in Mentone, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery, near Mentone.

Rochester friends early Sunday were apprised of the passing of Louis FLOX, 50, of Columbia City, Ind. Mr. Flox's death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage which was suffered shortly after five o'clock Saturday evening and death came a few moments later.
Louis Flox, in his youth, attended the public schools in this city, where his father, Sam FLOX, was engaged in business. Later, the Flox family moved to Plymouth where Louis operated a department store in that city for a number of years. For the past 15 years, Mr. Flox and his brother, Jake [FLOX], have operated a large department store in Columbia City.
The deceased is survived by his wife; three sons, Sol [FLOX], Harold [FLOX] and Fred [FLOX]; a brother, Jakc FLOX, all of Columbia City; his father, Sam FLOX, and two sisters.
Funeral services were conducted at the DeMoney funeral home, at 10 o'clock today in Columbia City and burial was made in the Jewish cemetery in that city.

Tuesday, December 2, 1941

Virginia M. ADAMSON, 24, of 1006 Diamond Avenue, South Bend, was killed instantly in an auto accident on U. S. 31, two miles south of St. Joseph, Mich., at 2:35 a.m. Sunday morning. Miss Adamson is the niece of E. A. ADAMSON, 503 Pontiac street, this city. She died from fractures of both jaws, fractures of both legs, and internal injuries.
Also fatally injured in the crash were:
Albert Alexander MAZER, 30, of South Bend, killed instantly from a skull fracture and crushed chest.
Kathryn SPROUSE, 26, of Bremen, who died at 9:40 o'clock Sunday morning in the St. Joseph sanitarium. She suffered a skull fracture and internal injuries.
Julius S. MAZAR, 36, of South Bend, brother of Albert, who died at 9:45 o'clock Sunday morning at the St. Joseph sanitarium of a skull fracture and internal injuries.
The accident raised Berrien county's 1941 traffic fatality list to 64 persons.
A. MAZAR drove the car, apparently at a high rate of speed, as it was reported the speedometer of the auto was found "frozen" at the 80-mile-an-hour mark after the crash.
Immediately after crossing railroad tracks near a creek, the car skidded on the wet pavement, went off the left side of the highway, knocked down a guard-rail post and crashed into a tree, police officials reported.
Miss Adamson was born in South Bend on October 30, 1917, and had lived her entire life there. She was employed as a secretary in the office of the Hoover Company, South Bend. Survivors are her mother, one brother, three aunts, and six uncles.

Benjamin GABLE, 89 years of age, pioneer resident of the North Manchester community, died at eight o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his son, A. E. GABLE, near Liberty Mills. The deceased was the brother of Horace GABLE, of near this city. Last rites will be held Wednesday afternoon in North Manchester. Burial will be made in the Oaklawn cemetery, near North Manchester.

John BOWMAN, 81, a pioneer resident of Wayne township, passed away Tuesday evening, 9:30 o'clock, at his home seven miles northwest of Fulton. Death resulted from paralysis and complications following an illness of 18 months. The deceased had a host of friends throughout the southern and western sections of Fulton county.
Mr. Bowman was born in Fulton county, on April 7th, 1860, and had resided in Wayne township all his life. On February 3rd, 1895, he was united in marriage with Miss Gertrude McCROSKEY. The deceased followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement a few years ago.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Clifford CRABB, of Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton. Rev. Noah McCOY will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Salem cemetery, northwest of Fulton. The body will lie in state at the Ditmire chapel until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, December 4, 1941

Westa Marie McMURRAY, five-year-old daughter of Wesley and Dortha (BUNN) McMURRAY, 329 Pontiac street, this city, died at the James Whitcomb Riley hospital, Indianapolis, 5:50 o'clock yesterday morning. Death was attributed to plastic meningitis and came after an illness of three weeks. The child was admitted to the hospital a week ago.
The deceased was born at Rochester, April 5 1936, and had lived here her entire life. She was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church.
Survivors are the parents; two sisters, Yvonne [McMURRAY] and Marguerite [McMURRAY], at home; grandmothers, Mrs. D. E. CLANCY, Detroit; Mrs. Bert BUNN, this city; and a host of other friends and relatives.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Rochester U.B. church. Rev. G. R. CHAMPLIN will officiate and burial will be made in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the McMurray residence until the hour of the funeral to pay their respects.

Last rites were held in Indianapolis this morning for Mrs. Hester STEELE, 78, who died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julius PFEIFFER, Akron, following a three weeks' illness. Burial was made in Putnam county.
Mrs. Steele had lived with her daughter for 17 years and had been a resident of Akron for three years. Three sons and one sister survive.

Saturday, December 6, 1941

Peru, Dec. 6. - Charles E. SIMONS, 65, former Peru mayor and ex-Miami county trustee, died at 12:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home, 121 Second street, following an illness of about a year. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born in Jefferson township, Miami county, on July 31, 1876, he was the son of William and Mary Jane SIMONS. His marriage was to Elsie McCLAIN on April 15, 1900. He resided in Mexico until 1915 when he moved to Peru.
Surviving are the widow and one nephew, Earl SIMONS, this city.
Mr. Simons was elected trustee of Jefferson township and served two terms. He served as sheriff of Miami county from 1915 to 1919 and then was named city comptroller, which position he held until 1922 when he was named mayor of the city. He served as mayor from 1922 until 1925.
He was a member of the Peru Presbyterian church and the Elks lodge. The body was taken to the Costin-Bond funeral home where friends may call after 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul CHALFANT officiating. Interment will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
-- Mr. Simons had a host of friends in Rochester and for over a score of years has owned a cottage on the North Shore of Lake Manitou, where he spent his summer vacations. A number of Rochester people are planning to attend the services Monday.

Mrs. J. C. BROWN, 62, died at 10 o'clock this morning at her home on the North Shore of Lake Manitou, Shamrock cottage. Death was attributed to complications and resulted after a year's illness.
Mrs. Brown and husband, Clarence [BROWN], are well known in this community and have lived here for a year. Survivors are the husband, and two daughters, Mrs. Hortense CALVIN, and Mrs. Florence SCHNEIDER, both of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held Monday in Columbus, Ind.

Monday, December 8, 1941

Word was received in Argos today of the death of Elwin THOMPSON, 67 years of age, former resident of Argos, in San Diego, Calif., Sunday evening at 8:30 o'clock. He had been in failing health for several years but was seriously ill only one day.
Elwin, son of John J. and Tabetha THOMPSON, was born near Argos on September 25, 1874, and had lived in the Argos community almost his entire life. He moved to California four years ago. The deceased was first married to Elizabeth NEWHOUSE, who preceded him in death 18 years ago. His second marriage was to Nora NEWHOUSE, who survives. He followed the occupation of a stock buyer.
Mr. Thompson was a member of the Argos I.O.O.F. and Masonic lodges and the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are the wife; two sons, Robert [THOMPSON] and John [THOMPSON]; one brother, J. J. THOMPSON, Filmore, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Nora ELLIOT, of near Los Angeles; Mrs. Sarah PREVETT, Kansas City, Kans.; Mrs. Osa CASNER, Filmore, Calif.; and Mrs. Martha ZUMBAUGH, Argos.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. Clara M. CLARK, 72, passed away at her home, eight miles northwest of Fulton, at four o'clock Sunday morning. Death was due to paralysis and resulted after a five weeks' illness.

Clara [OWEN], daughter of Peter and Mary OWEN, was born March 30, 1869, in Hamilton County, Ind. She was united in marriage at Medaryville on January 30, 1892, to Joseph CLARK, who died February 17, 1941.
She was a member of the Prairie Grove United Brethren church.
Survivors are two sons, Ernest [CLARK], at home; Elmer [CLARK], Brook, Ind.; and four grandchildren.
Last rites will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the residence. Rev. Noah McCOY, of North Manchester, will officiate and burial will be made at Goodland, Ind.
The body has been removed to the Clark home, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Funeral services were held in Elletsville, Ind., this afternoon at two o'clock for Mrs. Sarah KERSCHNER, 72 years of age, who died at the home of William GREGORY, three miles north of Fulton, four o'clock Saturday afternoon. Death was attributed to complications and resulted after a short illness. Burial was made in Elletsville.
The deceased was born in Monroe county, Ind., in 1869, the daughter of William and Nicey GRANT. She moved to Fulton from Monticello eight weeks ago and had been employed at the Gregory residence as a housekeeper. She was married to Charles KERSCHNER, who died in February, 1941.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Julet SPICER, Syracuse; one son, Harold KERSCHNER, Greencastle, and a brother, Noah GRANT, Syracuse.

Wednesday, December 10, 1941

Mrs. Maude BLACKBURN, 62 years of age, pioneer resident of this community, passed away at her home, 513 West Fifth street, at 1:15 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Blackburn had been ill for several months, seriously since Monday when she suffered a stroke of paralysis.
Maude [GOSS], daughter of Alfred and Ida GOSS, was born in Fulton county on December 17, 1878, and had resided in the Rochester community her entire life. She was united in marriage on December 17, 1915, to Henry O. BLACKBURN, who survives.
She was a member of the Rochester Trinity Evangelical church and the Rebekah Lodge.
Only immediate survivors are the husband and her father, Alfred GOSS, of Columbia City. Mrs. Blackburn, however, leaves a host of friends in Rochester and throughout Fulton county to mourn her loss.
Last rites will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Trinity Evangelical church. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE will officiate and burial will be made in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body was returned this afternoon to the residence, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Leonard K. SANDVIG, 49, died at the Holy Family hospital, LaPorte, at 1:40 o'clock Tuesday afternoon following a five weeks' illness. Death was attributed to complications.
The deceased was born in Chicago, Ill., August 3, 1892, the son of Christian and Julia SANDVIG and had resided in LaPorte since a small boy. He was united in marriage at Rochester, April 24, 1919, to Lucille PAINTER, of this city. Mr. Sandvig operated a heating and air conditioning business in LaPorte.
He was a World War veteran and president of the LaPorte post of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph BLAIR, Dowagiac, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Fred RAMSEY, Mrs. George FORT, Mrs. Fred HAND, all of LaPorte; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Haverstock funeral chapel in LaPorte. Rev. Stanley JOHNSON will officiate and burial will be made in the Linelake cemetery, LaPorte.
The body will remain at the funeral chapel until the time of the funeral.

Thursday, December 11, 1941

Funeral services were held at two p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Teresa CARPENTER, 98 years of age, who died at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. Death was attributed to a broken hip, which she suffered four days ago. Mrs. Carpenter resided in Center township, Marshall county. Burial was made in Maple Grove cemetery, near Argos.
The deceased was born on November 11, 1843, in Yates county, New York, the daughter of George and Fannie HUTCHINSON, and had resided in Marshall county 80 years. Her husband, David CARPENTER, preceded her in death in 1906.
She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. John ZUMBAUGH, Plymouth; a son, Byron CARPENTER, Argos; thirteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Friday, December 12, 1941

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth SPENCER, 75, of Argos, passed away, seven o'clock, Friday morning in the Cass County hospital, where she had been a patient for the past month. Death resulted from complications following an illness of two years' duration. Mrs. Spencer had been a resident of Marshall county since girlhood.
Mrs. Spencer was born August 18, 1866, in Ohio. Her husband, William SPENCER, succumbed July 24, 1940.
The survivors are four sons, Lloyd [SPENCER] and Glen [SPENCER], of Argos; Carl [SPENCER], of Ohio, Lyle [SPENCER], of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Grace YATES, of Argos, and a sister, Mrs. Rose METSGER, of North Manchester.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE of the Argos Presbyterian church will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.

An investigation is now being made by Kosciusko County Coroner Leslie A. LAIRD and other county authorities into the death of Dayton KLINE, 64, Disko hunter and trapper, who was found dead at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, along State Road 14, about a mile and a half west of Silver Lake, near the Kosciusko-Fulton county line. Kline's body was discovered lying in a ditch, frozen, by Ronald RICHARDS, farmer of the Silver Lake community, who was driving a tractor along the highway.
Coroner Laird stated that Kline had been "hit in the face with something," his face showing lacerations. It is believed Kline may have been the victim of foul play.

Kline, a widower, lived alone in a small hut near Disko. He was last seen in Silver Lake about midnight Wednesday, when he told friends that he was going to walk to his home, a distance of about five miles. Coroner Laird said that he had been dead "a few hours."
It was first thought that Kline might have been struck by a hit-and-run motorist, but lack of bruises and other lacerations of the body forced abandonment of that theory. A death verdict will not be filed until investigation is complete, it was stated.
Surviving Kline are two sisters and two nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, December 13, 1941

Martin KERSEK, 60, retired Chicago policeman, was killed about four o'clock Friday afternoon, when a team of horses suddenly bolted while he was shucking corn on his farm eight miles southwest of here. He was evidently thrown under the wagon as the team ran away, the wheels of the vehicle passing over him.
Fulton county Coroner Dean K. STINSON stated that death was caused by a skull fracture. Charles ENQUIST, a neighbor, discovered Kersek's body after his wife noticed the team returning to the Kersek barn alone. Enquist and Mrs. Kersek searched for some time before discovering the body.
The deceased was born October 9, 1881, in Slovakia. He came to this community from Chicago exactly 12 years ago from the date of his death, December 12, 1929.
Survivors are the wife, Ada [KERSEK]; two children Mrs. Ann FELLERS, Chicago; John KERSEK, Chicago; and three step-children, Lois [NAVAK] and Marie NAVAK, both of Kewanna; and Rudy NAVAK, R.R. 1, Kewanna.
The body has been removed to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, pending funeral arrangements.

Monday, December 15, 1941

Funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock this morning from the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, for Glenn A. WRIGHT, 58 years of age, who died in the St. Joseph hospital, Logansport, Saturday morning. Death was attributed to complications, following an operation, and resulted after a few days' illness. Rev. Hugh HALL officiated at the last rites and burial was made in the Kewanna cemetery.
Glenn, son of Thomas and Ada WRIGHT, was born August 17, 1883, in Fulton county and had resided here his entire life. He never married.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Thomas WRIGHT, Mishawaka; a son, Otis [WRIGHT], Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl DUNLOP, Mishawaka; and Mrs. Charles FLAIR, Plymouth.

Edwin C. CANNON, 70, well-known citizen of Kewanna, passed away at 5 a.m. Monday morning at his residence. Death came suddenly following an illness of a week's duration. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Pulaski counties. In his younger days Mr. Cannon was widely known throughout northern Indiana through his activity as a baseball player.
Edwin C., son of Joseph and Mary Ann CANNON, was born in Kewanna, Ind., on October 24th, 1871, and all of his life was spent in that community. On July 20th, 1892, in a ceremony solemnized at Kewanna, he was united in marriage with Miss Blanche WASHBURN. Mr. Cannon for many years served as a rural mail carrier out of the Kewanna post office and retired but a few years ago. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge, the Masonic order and the Camp lodge, of Kewanna.
The survivors are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Berneice McNABB, of near Rochester; five grandchildren, Delores KINGERY, of Kewanna; Consuelo McNABB, Gene McNABB, Wilma McNABB, all of near Rochester; Herbert McNABB, of Portsmouth, N.H., and a brother, Roy E. CANNON, of Portland, Ore.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, December 16, 1941

Funeral services for Edwin C. CANNON, who died at his home in Kewanna Monday morning, will be held in the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. Hugh T. HALL, of Kewanna Baptist church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Marshall LUCAS, of Kewanna Methodist church. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

A corrected list of survivors for Glenn A. WRIGHT, who died in the St. Joseph's hospital, Logansport, Saturday morning is: the mother, Mrs. Thomas WRIGHT, Mishawaka; a brother, Otis [WRIGHT], Mishawaka; a son, Tom [WRIGHT], Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl DUNLAP, Mishawaka; and Mrs. Charles FLAIR, Plymouth. Mr. Wright was united in marriage on November 18, 1902, to Della JOHNSTON, who also survives.

Rev. George BLACKBURN, 31, former resident of this city, passed away Monday evening at 9:30 o'clock at his home in Macy, Ind. Death resulted from tuberculosis following an illness of several months' duration. Rev. Blackburn's last pastorate was at Phoenix, Ariz., which he was forced to give up several months ago on account of ill health.
George, son of Meade and Coral (BRYANT) BLACKBURN, was born in Macy on June 2nd, 1910. He received his grade schooling in Macy and graduated from the Peru high school. Later he graduated from the Bible Seminary of Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as minister at Glenwood, Ind., Chandler and Tollison, Ariz. The Blackburn family resided in Rochester for a few years, a number of years ago, it was stated.
Rev. Blackburn was a member of the Macy Christian church. His father passed away in Rochester in 1919.
The survivors are his home, Mrs. Louie HURD, of Macy, and a brother, Wayne [BLACKBURN], also of Macy.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Macy Christian church. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. E. LAUGHLIN, of Orville, Ohio; Rev. R. M. BROCK and Rev. Charles DUNLAP, both of Macy. Interment will be made in the Plainview cemetery, west of Macy.

Cordelia McROBERTS, 78 years of age, died at three o'clock Monday afternoon in the home of her niece, Mrs. Mary DeWITT, near Metea. Death was due to complications and resulted after a two weeks' illness.
The deceased was born January 18, 1863, in Rush county, Ind., the daughter of Wilford and Louisa McROBERTS, and had resided with her niece near Metea for 39 years. Several nieces and nephews are the only survivors.

Last rites will be held from the DeWitt residence at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Walter ADAMS, of Royal Center, will officiate and burial will be made in the Royal Center cemetery.
The body will be returned Wednesday morning to the DeWitt home, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Anna LEWIS, 79, former resident of Fulton county, died at 8:45 o'clock this morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Ralph AUGHE, of Kokomo. Death was attributed to heart ailment and resulted after an extended illness. She was a former resident of the Tiosa community.
Survivors are one son, Byron LEWIS, Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Mina EIKENBERRY, Indianapolis; Mrs. Maggie YOUNG, Peru; one brother, Ezra WILKINSON; five grandchildren, Mrs. Frances AUGHE, Kokomo; Mrs. Martha SCOTT, Joe LEWIS, Robert LEWIS, all of Rochester; Richard LEWIS, Argos; and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, George LEWIS preceded her in death several years ago.
Last rites will be held at the Kokomo Presbyterian church, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico, Ind.

Wednesday, December 17, 1941

James CALLAHAN, 92 years of age, pioneer Fletcher's Lake resident, succumbed in the Woodlawn hospital at four o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death was attributed to complications, resulting from an arm fracture suffered in a fall three months ago.
The deceased was born in Wayne township on November 19, 1849, and had resided there his entire life. He was united in marriage to Sarah Ann MARSH, who preceded him in death on November 22, 1930.
Mr. Callahan was an active member of the Fletcher's Lake Methodist church. The Boy Scout camp on Fletchers Lake, Camp Callahan, was named in his honor.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sam HOWER, Wayne township; a granddaughter, Mrs. Carl LEMMON, near Lucerne; a sister, Martha HERD, Logansport; and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Fletchers Lake church, with Rev. Merlin SCHWEIN officiating. Burial is to be made in the Indian Creek cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the residence of the granddaughter, Mrs. Lemmon, Thursday morning, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, December 18, 1941

Ancil B. BRYANT, 91 years of age, well-known farmer of the Athens community, was discovered dead in bed Wednesday morning by his daughter, Mrs. Fred CLARK, Silver Lake, with whom he had been making his home. Death was attributed to heart attack.
Ancil B., son of John and Emily BRYANT, was born in Fulton county on September 28, 1850, and had lived here almost his entire life. He was united in marriage to Margaret E. McINTYRE, who preceded him in death.
The deceased was a member of the Athens Church of God.
Survivors are two sons, Fred BRYANT, Cleveland, O.; Willie BRYANT, South Bend; seven daughters, Mrs. Myrtle DECKER, Warsaw; Mrs. Bessie CLARK, Silver Lake; Mrs. Bertha CLARK, Rochester; Mrs. Celia BIXLER, Bruce Lake; Mrs. Goldie O'CONNELL, Rochester; Mrs. Eva LANDIS, Akron; and Mrs. Rettie HOLLOWAY.
Last rites will be conducted from the Akron Church of God at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will oficiate and burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.

Saturday, December 20, 1941

Following an illness of ten days duration, Mrs. Clara Belle MERCER, passed away 7:20 o'clock Saturday morning at her home, 219 West 7th street. Her death was attributed to a heart ailment. Mrs. Mercer, who had resided in Rochester throughout her entire life was active in the religious, civic and social affairs of the community and had a legion of friends throughout this section of the state.
Clara Belle [HEFFLEY], daughter of Samuel and Sarah Frances (PENCE) HEFFLEY was born in Rochester, Ind., on July 20th, 1862. In a ceremony solemnized in this city on September 20th, 1883, she was united in marriage with Edwin C. MERCER. Her husband, a prominent insurance executive of Indiana, was killed in an auto accident seven years ago.
Mrs. Mercer was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the Victoria Reading Circle and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sons, Francis MERCER, of Salem, Ore.; Fred MERCER of near Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. J. E. HATHAWAY of Hammond, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. William P. ROSS, of this city; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Evabelle COLE a daughter, preceded her mother in death in 1932.
Funeral arrangements, it was stated could not be announced pending word from her son in Oregon. The body will be returned from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Mercer residence at five o'clock Sunday evening, where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, December 22, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Belle MERCER, who died at her home in this city Saturday morning, will be held at the Grace Methodist church, two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will officiate, assisted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL, of Crawfordsville. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body has been removed to the home, and will lie in state at the Methodist church from one o'clock Wednesday afternoon until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. T. P. COOK, 403 East Thirteenth street, this city, was today called to Onward, Ind., due to the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth HOPPER, 75, at her home in Onward Saturday evening. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Onward Christian church.

Mrs. Flora SWING, 79 years of age, died at 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening in the Kelly hospital, Argos, where she had been confined for two years. Death was attributed to complications and resulted after an illness of six years. Mrs. Swing resided with her daughter, Mrs. Goldie HODSON, five miles southwest of Argos.
The deceased was born in Decatur county, Ind., on March 4, 1863, the daughter of George and Sarah WELCHER. She was united in marriage on October 23, 1881, to John S. SWING, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Swing had resided in the Argos community for 21 years, moving there from Tipton county.
She was a member of the Jordan Baptist church, southwest of Argos.
Survivors are one son, Henry SWING, Argos; the daughter, Mrs. Goldie HODSON, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Argos Christian church, with Rev. Harry RAE, of Youngstown, Ind., assisted by Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Argos, officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, northeast of Argos.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until this evening, when the body will be taken to the Hodson residence.

Christine [SHAFER], three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester SHAFER, of near Gilead, passed away 5:45 o'clock Sunday morning at Woodlawn hospital, this city. Death was attributed to complications following an illness of but three days' duration.
The little girl is survived by her parents, a brother, Joe [SHAFER], 14 months, and a sister, Nancy [SHAFER], five years old.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. William SHAFER, grandparents, also of near Gilead. Rev. MONTGOMERY, pastor of the Gilead Methodist church, officiated. Interment was made in the Gilead cemetery.

Francis A. WALSH, 45 years of age, died suddenly at 3:45 o'clock this morning at his home about ten miles south of Kewanna, due to a heart attack. Mr. Walsh operated a service station at Leas' corner, near Lucerne.
The deceased was born in Kewanna March 8, 1896, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William WALSH, and had resided in the Kewanna neighborhood his entire life. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Marie CLICK, who survives.
Other survivors are a step-son, Richard CLICK, at home; his mother, Mrs. William WALSH, Kewanna; four brothers, Thomas WALSH, Chicago; Kyran WALSH and Arthur WALSH, both of Dayton, O.; Lawrence [WALSH], Ft. Wayne; and four sisters, Mrs. Margaret EVELSIZER, Normal, Ill.; Mrs. Helen HOPE, Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Florence BRINKLE, Dayton, O.; and Mrs. Grace McLOCHLIN, Monterey, Ind.
Funeral arrangements have not been made as yet, but rites will probably be conducted Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 23 1941

Funeral services for Francis A. WALSH, who died at his home near Kewanna Monday morning, will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Rev. WALSKI, of St. Ann's Catholic church, will officiate.

Jerry Jay [NICKELL], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene NICKELL, 1317 Monroe street, this city, passed away at three o'clock Monday morning in the Riley hospital, Indianapolis. Death was due to trachae pneumonia. The little child had been ill but three days. Jerry Jay was born in this city on September 25th, 1941.
The survivors are the parents, Eugene and Eleanor NICKELL, a brother, Larry [NICKELL], and the grandparents.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Harry MOUNT, of the Christian church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Peru, Dec. 23. - William PERCY, 377 East Main street, yesterday received word from the War Department that his son, William PERCY, Jr., 19, is missing in action and must be considered dead. The son was in the navy and had been operating in and around Pearl Harbor. He was a former scholar in Peru schools and a member of St. Charles Catholic church.
Survivors include two brothers and sisters, Edward [PERCY], Harry [PERCY], Shirley [PERCY] and Deana [PERCY].
Word also reached here of the reported death of W. Wendell HURLEY, son of Ray HURLEY of Marion. They formerly lived at North Grove.

Mrs. Harriet FOX, 87 years of age, died at the home of her son, Charles FOX, one half mile east of Argos, at two o'clock this morning. Death was due to complications and resulted after an illness of only three days.
The deceased was born in Marshall county on December 12, 1854, the daughter of Andrew and Martha ROOSE, and had resided in the Argos community her entire life. Her husband, Conrad FOX, preceded her in death on December 22, 1932.
She was a member of the Argos Church of God.
Survivors are two sons, Charles [FOX] and Jesse [FOX], both of Argos; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the home of the son, Charles FOX. Rev. AUSTIN, of South Bend, will officiate and burial will be made in the Oakhill cemetery, Plymouth.
The body will be removed to the Fox residence Wednesday afternoon, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Elmer (Mike) HENDERSON, 74 years of age, a well known resident of this city, died at 7:15 o'clock Monday evening at his home, 618 Fulton avenue. Death was attributed to a heart ailment and complications. He had been in ill health for one and a half years, seriously since last Saturday.
Mr. Henderson had a host of friends in Rochester and surrounding community, and for the past several years was an employee of the City Street Department.
Elmer, son of James C. and Elizabeth Jane (THOMAS) HENDERSON, was born in Piqua County, Ohio, on August 7, 1867. He had resided in Fulton county for 36 years, in Rochester since 1923, coming to this community from Toledo, O. In a ceremony solemnized in Rochester on November 28, 1906, he was united in marriage to Eldora SHONTZ.
Survivors are the wife; two children, Edith [HENDERSON] and Howard [HENDERSON], at home; one sister, Mrs. William DRUMHELLER, Mishawaka; and one nephew, Everett TAYLOR, Toledo, O. One brother, William Sherman HENDERSON, and a sister, Mrs. Meda TAYLOR, preceded him in death.
Last rites will be held from the Rochester Evangelical church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE, of Evangelical church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the body at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, at which time the body will be removed to the Henderson residence.

Friday, December 26, 1941

Private funeral services for Pauline LICHTENWALTER were held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Lichtenwalter home, 906 Main street. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, pastor of the Baptist church of Bluffton, Ind., officiated, and interment was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Pauline, infalid daughter of Lincoln and Fila (RINER) LICHTENWALTER passed away Wednesday evening, ten o'clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. Fila Lichtenwalter. Her death was attributed to pneumonia, following an illness of several days' duration.
The survivors are the mother, two sisters, Dale [LICHTENWALTER] and Ruth [LICHTENWALTER], at home; three brothers, Everett [LICHTENWALTER] and Alden LICHTENWALTER of this city; Devon LICHTENWALTER, of Indianapolis, and a niece. Her father, Dr. Lincoln Lichtenwalter, passed away several years ago.

Saturday, December 27, 1941

Leo Lawrence GLAZE, 44, who resides two miles north of Akron, died suddenly at five o'clock Friday evening from a heart attack, while enroute home from a farm sale at Claypool, Ind. He was fatally stricken after recovering some cattle which had escaped from his trailer, two miles west of Claypool.
The deceased was born April 19, 1897, the son of William and Cynthia (COX) GLAZE and came to the Akron community several years ago from Roann, Ind. He was united in marriage to Daisy SCHRAEDER, who survives.
Mr. Glaze was a veteran of the World War.
Other survivors are three sons, Bruce [GLAZE] and Gerald [GLAZE], at home; William [GLAZE], Chicago, Ill.; one daughter, Helen [GLAZE], Kingsbury, Ind.; two brothers, Louis GLAZE and Luther GLAZE, both of Claypool; and three sisters, Hazel [GLAZE] Mabel [GLAZE] and Lillian [GLAZE], all of near Claypool
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Akron U.B. Church. Rev. William OVERHOLTZER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron.

Wednesday, December 31, 1941

Rochester and Athens relatives late yesterday were apprised of the death of Mrs. Dee McGEE which occurred at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon at her home in Marion, Ind.
The deceased is survived by her husband, Dee McGEE, formerly of near Athens, and a three-year-old daughter.
Funeral services will be held at the McGee home in Marion, Thursday morning, ten o'clock. Several Rochester and Fulton county relatives will attend the services.

Fred MORGAN, father of Mrs. Clarence WERTENBERGER, of near Kewanna, died Tuesday morning at his home at Barbee Lake, near Warsaw.