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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1942

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

OBITUARIES

1942

Friday, January 2, 1942

Mrs. Lura Etta DAVIDSON, 66, former resident of this city, passed away Thursday afternoon at her home, 1619 Mariette street, South Bend. Mrs. Davidson had been in ill health for the last number of years, it was stated.
The deceased, who removed from Rochester to the up-state city 24 years ago, perhaps will be better remembered as the wife of Louis W. DAVIDSON, who operated a grocery store in the building now occupied by the Snapp Grocery, on East Ninth street.
Mrs. Davidson was born in Miami county on January 22nd, 1875. Her marriage to Louis W. Davidson was solemnized in this city on June 9th, 1905.
The survivors are four children, Glenn [DAVIDSON] and Paul DAVIDSON and Mrs. Donald BAKER, of South Bend, and Mrs. Kenneth ABEFE, of Buchannan, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, one o'clock, at the Forest Hay Funeral Home, 1201 South Michigan street, South Bend. Rev. Clayton BROWNE, pastor of the First Baptist church of South Bend, will be in charge of the services.
Grave-side services will be held in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at approximately three o'clock Sunday afternoon. The body will lie in state at the Hay Funeral Home up until the hour of the funeral, it was stated.

Rochester relatives this afternoon received word of the death of Mrs. Margaret POST which occurred Friday morning in the Kelly hospital at Argos, Ind. The deceased's husband is Glen POST, a drug salesman, who resides in Argos. Details concerning the passing of Mrs. Post and the funeral arrangements were not available as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Pulaski county's first highway fatality of 1942 Thursday morning at two o'clock claimed the life of Kenneth Raymond REINHOLT, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. REINHOLT, of near Kewanna. The Kewanna youth was killed instantly by an auto while walking along a country road near Monterey.
Driver of the auto which struck Reinholt was Herman HARTMAN, 20, a friend of Reinholt's, who stated that lights from an oncoming auto blinded him and he did not see the youth at the side of the road until the accident occurred.
Coroner Harry QUERRY, Medaryville, reported that Reinholt's death was caused by a skull fracture and two fractured legs.
Reinholt's early-morning walk was caused by the report of an auto accident in which a friend, Glen SIMPSON, of Knox, was involved. Reinholt and Winfred HARTMAN, brother of the driver of the car which killed Reinholt, went to investigate the accident and when they arrived at the scene, they found that Simpson had already left in another auto. The two youths and several others succeeded in righting Simpon's vehicle back on the highway.
Reinholt attempted to drive his friend's auto back to Monterey, but had gone only a short distance when the car stalled. He then was forced to walk on to Monterey, when he was struck.
Surviving the Kewanna youth are the parents, three brothers, Darrell [REINHOLT], Robert [REINHOLT] and Gene [REINHOLT]; six sisters, Virginia [REINHOLT], Lucille [REINHOLT], Phyllis [REINHOLT], Wilma [REINHOLT], Maxine [REINHOLT] and Ruth Ann [REINHOLT]; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry REINHOLT, near Monterey; and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence HOOVER, near Pulaski.
Funeral rites will be held from the St. Ann's Catholic church at Monterey, 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Rev. Leo BREITENBACH will officiate and burial will be made in the St. Ann's cemetery, near Monterey.
The body was taken to the Fry-Lange funeral home in Winamac and will be removed later to the home of the grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Reinholt, near Monterey, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

James Robert MIDDAUGH, 15, of Walnut, southeast of Argos, was killed instantly by a hit-and-run driver, Steve PARKEVICH, 26, tavern proprietor of Logansport, on U. S. 31, three miles south of Argos, at 4:30 o'clock last night.
The youth died from a fractured skull and a broken right leg soon after being struck. Middaugh was riding a bicycle on the highway at the time of the mishap. Parkevich was arrested in Logansport after he appeared at the Logan police station and stated that he wanted to report a mishap, in which a car had struck him and not stopped. Logansport police had heard radio reports of the Argos accident and suspected that Parkevich might be involved.
Parkevich was badly shocked when he heard of the boy's death and was taken to Plymouth to await hearing.
James Robert, son of Henry and Edna MIDDAUGH, was born in Tippecanoe township, Marshall county, in 1926. He was a freshman in Argos high school and a member of the Boy Scouts.
Survivors are the parents; one brother, Raymond [MIDDAUGH], Argos; and three sisters, Mrs. Helen BRIGGS, Plymouth; Pauline May MIDDAUGH and Mary Louise MIDDAUGH, both at home.
The body has been taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock in Argos. Rev. Morris BERRY, of Tippecanoe, will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, near Argos.

Mrs. Cora ULERICK 72, who resided four miles south of Fulton, died at 10:30 Wednesday night in the Cass County hospital, Logansport, following a 10 weeks' illness. Death was attributed to peritonitis. She was admitted to the hospital 10 days ago.
The deceased was born in Aubbeenaubbee township on September 15, 1869, the daughter of Abe and Jane MONESMITH, and had spent almost her entire life in Bethlehem township, Cass county. She was united in marriage to Emanuel ULERICK, who survives.
She was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Mae ATCHESON, west of Fulton; two sons, Frank [ULERICK], Kokomo; Lawrence [ULERICK], near Twelve Mile; one brother, Jay MONESMITH, Bremerton, Wash.; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Last rites will be held Saturday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock from the Metea Baptist church. Rev. Harry REA will officiate and burial will be made in the Metea cemetery.
The body has been removed to the home south of Fulton, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Saturday, January 3, 1942

Mrs. Malissa BAGGERLY, 71 years of age, died at 4:45 o'clock Friday afternoon at her home, three miles north of Fulton. Death was due to complications and resulted after an 18 months' illness.
Malissa [SHINN], daughter of Benjamin and Charlette SHINN, was born January 25, 1870, in Fulton county, Ill., and had resided in Liberty township, this county, for 15 years. She was united in marriage on September 28, 1893, to Charles BAGGERLY, in a marriage solemnized at East Lynn, Ill.
Survivors are the husband; one son, Clifford BAGGERLY, north of Fulton; two brothers, Charles SHINN, of Idaho; Frank SHINN, of Wisconsin; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will be removed to the residence Saturday afternoon, when friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

John MOSS, 81, a resident of Twelve Mile, died at 12 o'clock noon Friday at the Masonic home in Franklin, Ind., due to a heart attack. He had moved to the Franklin home six weeks ago.
Born May 15, 1860, in Cass county, he had spent all his life in Cass and Fulton counties. He was united in marriage on December 26, 1893, to Dillie SCHWENK, who preceded him in death on April 28, 1936.
The deceased was a member of the Fulton Baptist church and the Fulton Masonic lodge.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. M. V. TYSON, Billings, Mont.; and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, of the Fulton Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Mexico cemetery.
The body will remain at the Ditmire funeral parlors until the time of the last rites.

Mrs. Margaret POST, 30 years of age, died at 11 o'clock Friday morning in the Kelly hospital, Argos, following a week's illness. Death was attributed to complications.
Margaret [BLAHER], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren BLAHER, was born September 13, 1911, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and had lived in the Argos community for eight months, moving there from Colorado. She was united in marriage on December 4, 1937, to Clem POST, who survives.
The deceased was a member of the St. John's church, of Older, Colorado.
Survivors are the husband and parents; two sons, Russell Warren [POST] and Michael Lee [POST], at home; one daughter, Judith Margaret [POST], born Christmas day, 1941; and three sisters, Mrs. Paldemar BLACKER, San Francisco; Mrs. Ilene BELL, Edgerton, Colo.; Mrs. Celeste CLOUGH, Douglas, Wyo.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete as yet, but rites will probably be held in Colorado.

Monday, January 5, 1942

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Tuesday, January 6, 1942

Harvey ARTER, 50 years old, prominent citizen of Akron, died this morning about six o'clock at the Woodlawn hospital, this city, from a concussion of the brain, suffered in a fall from a fire truck in Akron last night.
Arter, who is fire chief of the Akron fire department, was among the volunteers who answered a call at 8:30 last night to a combined grocery and furniture store in Akron, owned by Irvin McHATTON. Arter was riding on the rear end of the truck and when it stopped suddenly at the scene of the fire, he was thrown from the vehicle and alighted on his head.
He was taken immediately to an Akron physician's office, where first aid was administered, and then removed to the hospital here.
Harvey, son of John and Anna ARTER, was born in Akron in 1891 and had lived in that community his entire life. He was united in marriage 28 years ago to Helen STUDEBAKER, who survives. Mr. Arter operated a variety store in Akron and was prominent in all civic affairs. He was well known throughout the county and his sudden death came as a shock to the entire community.
The deceased was a member of the Akron Methodist church, Modern Woodmen of America and the Akron Masonic lodge.
Survivors are the wife and mother; one daughter, Elizabeth [ARTER], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Charles JUDD, Elkhart, Mrs. John LaRUE, Urbana, Ind.; two brothers, Ralph ARTER, South Bend; and Earl ARTER, Akron.
Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel. The body has been taken to the Moyer funeral home in Akron.
The McHATTON store was completely destroyed by the blaze, only the outer walls now standing. It is believed the blaze was caused from a fire in the basement. The loss has not been determined, but is expected to total several thousand dollars.

Friends in Rochester today learned of the death of Rev. Alfred S. WARRINER, former pastor of the local Methodist churcvh, at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, last Saturday evening. Rev. Warriner, who served in the local Methodist pastorate from 1913 to 1917, was instrumental in the building of the present church structure. He was well-known and liked by the entire community.
Survivors are the wife, Alice S. [WARRINER]; a daughter, Mrs. Leslie A. HELGESSON, Indianapolis; a brother, George WARRINER, Lancaster, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the North Methodist church, Indianapolis, at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. The body will lie in state at the church from eight o'clock Wednesday morning until the hour of the services.

Chester G. BIGLEY, 61, died suddenly at his farm home near Lake Maxinkuckee, sometime after one p.m. Monday, from a heart attack. He was discovered around one a.m. Tuesday morning by his wife, who is employed at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant. It is thought that he died shortly after Mrs. Biggley departed for work.
The deceased was born near Lake Maxinkuckee on June 21, 1880, and had lived in that neighborhood his entire life. His parents were Thomas and Sarah Jane BIGLEY. His first wife preceded him in death in 1935.
Survivors are the wife, Helen ZUMBAUGH BIGLEY; one son, Thomas [BIGLEY], Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Josephine RECTOR, Culver; Mrs. Thelma REED, South Bend; one step-son, Wendell TRACY, Culver; one brother, Guy [BIGLEY], Culver; one sister, Mrs. Mary MARTIN.
The body had been removed to the Grossman funeral home in Culver. Funeral arrangements had not been completed when this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, January 7, 1942

Edward F. SHEPHERD, 16 years old, died at his home, 180 Monticello Road, near this city, 9:30 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death was attributed to complications and resulted after an illness of two and a half years' duration.
The deceased was born in this city on March 14, 1925, and had lived in the Rochester community his entire life. His parents are Mrs. Lloyd REDINGER, Rochester, and Elmer SHEPHERD, of Bakersfield, Calif.
He was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Survivors are the parents; a sister, Mrs. Wilma McINTOSH, Rochester; a brother, Dean [SHEPHERD], at home; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward SWEENEY, Rochester; and Mrs. Elsie SHEPHERD, of Kokomo.
Last rites will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Foster funeral home, with Rev. Fred YEAZEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
The body will be removed from Foster's Thursday afternoon at two o'clock to the home of the sister, Mrs. Wilma McIntosh, 510 Indiana avenue, and will be returned again to the funeral home at 12 noon Saturday.

Word was received here today that Gus MACKEY, former resident of Rochester, died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., due to complications. Mr. Mackey moved from Rochester to Los Angeles 40 years ago. A brother, Joe MACKEY, 1419 Franklin street, this city; a sister and a daughter, both of Los Angeles, survive.

Thursday, January 8, 1942

William A. HUNTER, 84 years of age, passed away this morning at 3:30 o'clock in the home of his son, Guy HUNTER, 1407 Elm street, after an illness of two weeks' duration. Death was attributed to complications.
William Alvin, son of Samuel and Sarah HUNTER, was born in Fulton county on December 3, 1857, and had resided in this community his entire life. He was united in marriage to Nora NEWCOMER, who preceded him in death. Mr. Hunter was a retired farmer and laborer.
Survivors include two sons, Guy, Rochester; Fred [HUNTER], Akron; a sister, Mrs. Dora LINKENHELT, Rochester; a brother, Nellie HUNTER, Logansport; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Last rites will be conducted Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Foster funeral home, with Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE officiating. Burial will be made in the Sharon cemetery, west of Rochester.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday evening, Rochester relatives and friends received word of the death of Mrs. Emma (KING) HAMMEL, 59, which occurred at her home, 510 West Hampton drive, Indianapolis, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. The meager details revealed that Mrs. Hammel had been ill for but the past three days, and her passing came as a severe shock to a host of friends in this community.
Mrs. Hammel who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John KING was born in Rochester in 1883 and received her grade and high school education in the Rochester city schools. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage with Mervin J. HAMMEL. Mr. Hammel and his father at that time were engaged in the clothing business in this city. A number of years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Hammel moved to Indianapolis, where Mr. Hammel owns and operates a stationery and publishing business. Mrs. Hammel during her residency in Indianapolis, took an active interest in the social and charitable affairs in that city and had made a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Marion county.
The survivors are her husband, Mervin J.; a brother, Dr. Milo O. KING, of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie CLYMER, of Hollywood, Calif., and Mrs. Stella CROSS, of Oak Park, Ill.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, ten o'clock, at the Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary, in Indianapolis. Dr. Logan HALL, pastor of the Meridian Street Methodist church, of which Mrs. Hammel was a member, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

William Gordon RICKEL, 52, former resident of Akron, died early Wednesday morning at his home in Maywood, Ill. Death came suddenly from a heart attack.
The deceased was born on May 30, 1889, southeast of Akron, the son of Samuel and Rebecca RICKEL. He had resided in Maywood for 30 years, moving there from Akron. He was united in marriage on September 20, 1914, to Frances REDINGER, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Carol [RICKEL]; a son, Lawrence [RICKEL], both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur BROWN, Akron; Mrs. Asa CASSIL, St. John, Ind.; and a brother, Kelsie RICKEL, of Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon from the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Rev. BALSBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the Hammond cemetery, northeast of Akron.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Akron Methodist church for Mrs. Eunice YARIAN, 50, former resident of Akron, who died Tuesday morning at the Billings hospital, Chicago, due to pneumonia. She had been a patient in the hospital for two weeks.
The deceased was born in Rochester, the daughter of William E. and Jennie SMITH, and for many years had made her home in Akron. Her husband, John YARIAN, preceded her in death eight years ago.
She was a member of the Methodist church, Pollyanna club and Eastern Star in Akron.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Ralph KREAMER, Warsaw; three brothers, Russell SMITH, Wabash; Devon SMITH, Anderson; Lawrence SMITH, Cadiz, Ohio; and a step-daughter, Elnore ENYARD, Liberty Mills. Many friends and distant relatives in the Akron community also survive.

Friday, January 9, 1942

Mrs. Elizabeth BARNHISEL, 86, lifelong resident of Miami county, who resides on a farm near the Miami-Fulton county line, three miles southeast of Akron was found dead in her home Thursday morning. A neighbor, Mrs. Dewey BROWN, failing to see the customary smoke arising from the chimney of the Barnhisel home, investigated the cause and found the aged lady lying dead on the kitchen floor. She was believed to have suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to rekindle the fire.
Elizabeth [SOMMERS], daughter of John and Lurinda SOMMERS, was born on August 15, 1855, in Miami county, Ind. In February of 1878, she was united in marriage with Jacob C. BARNHISEL, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Barnhisel was a member of the Emanuel church, of the Disko neighborhood.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Martin KING, of Gilead; Mrs. Minnie GEARHART, of Markle, Ind.; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a brother, Henry SOMMERS, of near Akron.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Byron CHAPMAN, of Disko, will be held Saturday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the Emanuel church. Interment will be in the Gaerte cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron up until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Belinda HOMMAN, 88 years of age, died at 11:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of her son, Harvey HOMMAN, in Argos. Death was attributed to complications due to old age and resulted after an illness of two months.
The deceased was born in Thornville, O., June 24, 1853, the daughter of Silas and Sophia ALSPAUGH. She had lived in the Argos community for 18 years, moving there from Silver Lake. She was united in marriage to Andrew D. HOMMAN, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Homman was a member of the Silver Lake United Brethren church.
Only immediate survivors are two sons, Harvey, at whose home she died; and Wilford C. [HOMMAN], also of Argos. Three other children preceded her in death.
Last rites will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Silver Lake U.B. church, with Rev. Duane THISTLEWAITE, of Argos, in charge. Burial will be made in the Silver Lake cemetery.
The body has been removed to the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Short funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home, 12:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, prior to rites at Silver Lake.

Saturday, January 10, 1942

Graveside services for Mrs. Emma (KING) HAMMEL, of Indianapolis were held in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery Saturday afternoon, with a number of the deceased's Indianapolis and Rochester relatives and friends in attandance.
The services were conducted by Dr. Logan HALL, pastor of the Meridian Street Methodist church, of Indianapolis. The regular services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the Flanner and Buchanan mortuary, in Indianapolis. Dr. and Mrs. M. O. KING, the former a brother of the deceased, who have been in Indianapolis since Mrs. Hammel's demise returned with the funeral cortege this afternoon.

Monday, January 12, 1942

Royal Centre, Ind., Jan. 12. - Miss Rose Ellen HICKS, 74, lifetime Cass county resident, died at the home of a nephew, Charles HICKS, five miles west of here, 5:30 o'clock Sunday morning, following a four-day illness.
Surviving are seven nieces and nephews, Mattie GABY, Rochester; Charles, at whose home she died; Mrs. Elsie GIDLEY, Kewanna; Ed HICKS, Logansport; Alpha MORGAN, Tampa, Fla.; George TOMLINSON, Royal Centre; and Gertrude DIEBOLT, Logansport.
Last rites will be held in Royal Centre, two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Cline cemetery.

David F. McGRIFF, 71, life-long resident of Marshall county, passed away Saturday afternoon at his home three miles east of Argos. Death resulted from pneumonia following an illness of two weeks' duration. Mr. McGriff, who followed the occupation of farming and also was employed by the Standard Oil company for several years, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
David F, son of Thomas and Sarah (ELAM) McGRIFF, was born in Marshall county on January 27th, 1870. In the year 1893 he was united in marriage with Miss Lulu McCANSE. Mr. McGriff was a member of the Argos Christian church.
The survivors are his wife, two sons Earl [McGRIFF], of Lebanon, Ind.; Carl [McGRIFF], of Argos; two brothers, William [McGRIFF], of Plymouth; Lon [McGRIFF], of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Lucy WISER, of Bourbon; a half-sister, Mrs. Nellie FULTZ, of Milwaukee, Wis.; two half-brothers, Tom [McGRIFF], of Lakeville, and Parker McGRIFF, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. Ernest TREBER of Argos and Rev. A. M. THOMAS, of Farmland, Ind., will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home up until the hour of the services.

Funeral services for Francis Eugene BROCKEY, 21, were held at the Hay Funeral Home in South Bend, Monday afternoon, with Rev. F. S. LEROY officiating. Interment was made in the St. Joseph Memorial Park cemetery.
Francie Eugene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles BROCKEY, of South Bend, passed away Friday afternoon, following a brief illness from pneumonia. He was born in Montana on October 26, 1920, and had resided in South Bend for the past 19 years. At the time of his demise he was employed as a draftsman by the South Bend Lathe company. Francis was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, of South Bend.
The survivors are his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Norman OWEN and Mrs. Ruth AUSTIN, both of South Bend, and an uncle, Bert BROCKEY, of Talma.
The deceased was well known to many Newcastle township residents as he visited in that locality on numerous occasions.

Tuesday, January 13, 1942

Oliver FISHER, 65, Richland township farmer, and his son, Orbie [FISHER], 19, were dead here today as a result of an apparent murder-suicide shooting, resulting from a quarrel between the two regarding the son's desire to leave home and secure employment at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant.
The fatal shooting occurred in the Fisher home, about two miles west of Richland Center, around 9 o'clock last night.
It was reported that the elder Fisher became enraged upon hearing of his son's decision to leave home and ordered him to cancel all plans to leave and remain to work on the farm.
Following this first quarrel, which started about 6:00 p.m., the youth left the house for Rochester to seek advice concerning his departure and returned again to the house around 9:00 o'clock.
The older Fisher once again, it was reported, told the youth to stay home, but Orbie told his father that he was intending to leave without his consent. Following this second quarrel, it was stated, the father shot the youth with a .22 calibre rifle.
Mrs. Fisher, sleeping in another room, was awakened by the gunfire and immediately went to the Fred CRABBS residence, about a half mile east of the Fisher home, and summoned Sheriff Russel VOORHEES. Upon returning to the Fisher residence, local authorities found Mr. Fisher lying on the floor, his head pierced by a bullet from the rifle.
Mrs. Fisher, apparently a witness to the quarrel, was today too distracted to offer any further information. Final investigation is to be made in a few days, Coroner Dean STINSON stated today.
Coroner Stinson also said that the shot which killed the boy entered his body from the left side and came out the right shoulder, passing through his heart. Death was instantaneous to the younger Fisher but the father, taken to the Woodlawn hospital here, died at 12:10 o'clock this morning.
Oliver P. FISHER, 65, was born in Miami county on July 24, 1856, and had lived in the Richland Center community for 20 years, moving there from Miami county.
He was first united in marriage to Effie FLETCHER, who preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Edna WILFERT, who survives him. Five children were born from the first union and five from the second.
Surviving, besides the wife, are five sons, Russell [FIISHER], Rochester; Raymond [FISHER] and Perry [FISHER], both of New York; Albert [FISHER], Denver, Colo.; Ray Dean [FISHER], at home; four daughters, Mrs. Leo KENDALL, Evansville; Mrs. Harry CLARK, Pittsfield, Mass.; Mrs. Roland FISCHER, Valparaiso; Rena [FISHER], at home; three brothers, Charles FISHER, Leiters Ford; Earl FISHER, Peru; Elmer FISHER, Kokomo; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy BUNALL and Mrs. Effie OKERMAN, both of Carlisle, Ind.; and Mrs. Myrtle SHIVERLY, Peru.
Orbie Eugene [FISHER], son of Oliver and Edna FISHER, was born on May 10, 1922, west of Richland Center and had lived there his entire life.
Surviving him are the above-mentioned sisters, brothers, uncles and aunts.
Double funeral services will be held from the Richland Center Methodist church at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial is to be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
The bodies have been taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos and will be returned to the Fisher residence at four o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

Charles F. MEISER, 23 years of age, succumbed at 4:30 o'clock this morning at the home of his parents, two and a half miles northeast of Talma, in Newcastle township, due to complications. The deceased had been ill for four and a half months, seriously since last Christmas.
Charles Frederick [MEISER], son of Joseph and Jennie E. (ENGLE) MEISER, was born at Monterey, Ind., January 24, 1918. He had lived in the Talma community for five years, coming there from Monterey. The deceased followed the occupation of a mechanic.
He was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving are the parents; two brothers, Joe E. [MEISER] and Harold [MEISER], this city; two sisters, Helen [MEISER] and Dorothy [MEISER], also of Rochester; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Last rites will be held from the Talma Methodist church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Rev. SUTTON, of Bourbon, will officiate and burial will be made in the Monterey cemetery.
The body will be removed to the home of the parents, northeast of Talma, from the Foster funeral home at seven o'clock this evening.

Wednesday, January 14, 1942

Mrs. Dora LEININGER, 63, succumbed at her home northwest of Akron, 9:15 o'clock Tuesday evening, due to complications. The deceased had been in failing health for two years, but was confined to her bed only three months before her demise.
Dora [KINDIG], daughter of Frank and Etta (NICHOLS] KINDIG, was born in Kosciusko county on December 16, 1878, and had lived in the Akron community for 45 years. She was united in marriage in April, 1897, to Oliver LEININGER, who survives.
She was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God, northwest of Akron.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Marie HARMON, Warsaw; Mrs Otis LEONARD, Akron; two sons, Carl LEININGER, Marion; Omar LEININGER, north of Akron; three brothers, Ray [KINDIG] and Claude KINDIG, both of Rochester; Lee KINDIG, Akron, three sisters, Mrs. Daisy BARR and Mrs. Ransford PETERSON, both of Rochester; Mrs. Melvin TEEL, Akron, and six grandchildren.
Last rites will be held from the Olive Bethel church 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon; Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery, northwest of Akron.

Mrs. Catherine ENGLE, 64 years of age, passed away at her home north of Delong Tuesday, following an illness of about two months' duration. She had been seriously ill since last Friday.
The deceased was born in Star City, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Mary CALVIN WISELEY. She had spent almost her entire life in the Leiters Ford, Monterey and Delong communities. He husband, John ENGLE, survives.
Other survivors are six sons, Harvey [ENGLE], at home. Walter [ENGLE], Monterey; Robert [ENGLE], Fort Wayne; Ernest [ENGLE], U. S. Army; Carl [ENGLE] and Donald [ENGLE], Chicago; four daughters, Julia [ENGLE], Marjorie [ENGLE], Doris [ENGLE] and Bernice [ENGLE], all of Chicago; five sisters, Mrs. Emma WEAVER, Mishawaka, Mrs. Effie McKINSEY and Mrs. Madge URBIN, both of Kewanna; Mrs. Gertrude LAMBORN, Plymouth; Mrs. Mary MESSMAN, this city; and two brothers, Hugh WISELEY, Blair, Neb.; and Clifford WISELEY, Peru.

Last rites will be held from the Leiters Ford Methodist church at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Thursday, January 15, 1942

Alice [SNIPES], triplet daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William SNIPES, who reside near Tippecanoe, succumbed suddenly at the home of her parents, eight o'clock last night, due to a heart ailment.
The three-month-old infant's death came [as] a shock, since she had been of perfectly normal health since birth, when she weighed five pounds, 15 ounces, bigger than her two other triplet sisters.
The deceased was born in Woodlawn hospital here on September 20, 1941. Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Beatrice [SNIPES] and Catherine [SNIPES], and four brothers.
Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete.

Double funeral services for Oliver FISHER, 65, and his son, Orbie [FISHER], 19, victims of a murder-suicide at the Fisher home, northwest of here, Monday night, were held this afternoon at two o'clock at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
Rev. Glenn McGEE, of the local Presbyterian church, officiated and burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Richland Center.

Friday, January 16, 1942

Homer LACKEY, 73, for many years a prominently known baker and farmer of the Macy community, passed away 10:30 o'clock Thursday night at his home, 253 East Eighth street, Peru, Ind. Mr. Lackey suffered a fatal heart attack while he was lying on a couch at his home, and his death resulted before medical aid could be summoned. The deceased had been a resident of Peru for but a few weeks, moving to that city from his farm southwest of Macy.
Mr. Lackey was born in Fulton county on December 28th, 1869, and all of his life was spent in Fulton and Miami counties. His parents were Jacob and Caroline (VanTRUMP) LACKEY. In 1901, he was united in marriage with Miss Levira HATCH.
The survivors are his wife; a brother, John LACKEY, of Macy, and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held at the Lackey home in Peru Saturday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. R. M. BROCK, of the Macy Christian church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.

Benjamin OVERMYER, 66 years of age, passed away at 8:30 o'clock last night at his home, four miles west of Leiters Ford. Death was attributed to pneumonia and followed an illness of only a few days' duration.
Benjamin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel OVERMYER, was born in Pulaski county on July 11, 1875, and had lived in the Leiters Ford neighborhood 43 years, moving there from Pulaski county. He was united in marriage on April 10, 1898, to Ida FEECE who survives.
The deceased was a member of the Christian church of near Leiters Ford.
Surviving are the wife; one son, Everett Roscoe [OVERMYER]; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Marie HARDING, South Bend; three brothers, Isaac OVERMYER, Winamac; Lincoln OVERMYER, Bruce Lake; Schuyler OVERMYER, Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Etta WENTZEL, Monterey; Mrs. Ed LEWIS, Monterey; and five grandchildren. Two daughters, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Last rites will be held from the Leiters Ford Methodist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford Odd Fellows cemetery.

Saturday, January 17, 1942

Mrs. Alice BRUBAKER, 84 years of age, succumbed at 8 o'clock last night at the home of her son, Roy BRUBAKER, who resides a mile and a half south of Rochester. Death was due to a hip fracture, suffered in a fall last November 3rd.
The deceased was born in Fulton county and had lived here almost her entire life, except for 15 years during which she resided in Hammond, Ind. Her husband, Samuel BRUBAKER, preceded her in death.
Survivors are three sons, Roy Brubaker and Claude BRUBAKER, both of near this city; Harry BRUBAKER, Osceola, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Golda McMURROUGH, Hammond; Mrs. Della SKIDMORE, Jackson, Mich.; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon from the local Trinity Evangelical church. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Richland Center.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, when it will be removed to the Evangelical church.

Monday, January 19, 1942

Last rites for George R. WALTZ, 76, of Newcastle township, who was killed almost instantly when his 1930 Ford was struck by a train near this city late Saturday afternoon, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Bethlehem Baptist church, near Talma. Rev. Arthur HARMON will officiate and burial will be made in the Walnut cemetery, Walnut, Ind.
William MAHONEY, 75, a passenger in the Waltz auto, today remained at the Woodlawn hospital here in a critical condition, suffering from a skull fracture. Hospital attendants reported that he has not yet regained consciousness.
Waltz and Mahoney were returning to their homes, about nine miles northeast of here, near Talma, from a shopping trip in Rochester, when the car was struck by a fast, south-bound Nickle Plate freight train at the ESHELMAN crossing, about a mile north of Rochester at 4:10 p.m. Saturday.
The crash threw the auto off the railroad tracks, but the train caught the trailer, which was attached to the car, and carried it about 400 yards from the crossing. Waltz died almost instantly from a fractured skull.
It is not known how the mishap occurred, as witnesses to the crash disagreed in their explanations. Conductor Roy CLEAR and Engineer W. R. DUNKIN, both of Peru, were in charge of the train.
Sheriff Russel VOORHEES, State Patrolman Wallace MANROW and Coroner D. K. STINSON investigated.
George R., son of David and Mandy (REAM) WALTZ, was born in Miami county, near Peru, on August 29, 1865, and had resided at his home nine miles northeast of this city for 39 years, moving there from Marshall county. The deceased followed the occupation of a farmer.
He was united in marriage on November 27, 1887, in Marshall county to Myrta O. COPLEN, who survives. Mr. Waltz was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, in Newcastle township.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Inez [WALTZ], at home; two sons, Omer F. [WALTZ], Huntington; Truman [WALTZ], Mishawaka; one brother, Harry M. WALTZ, Peru; two sisters, Priscilla Jane HUMBARGER and Mary Caroline DAWSON, both of Tippecanoe, Ind.; seven grandchildren and two great-graandchildren. One infant son and an infant daughter preceded him in death.
The body was removed to the Waltz home, southeast of Talma, at 10 o'clock this morning.

Mrs. Elza Louise STEVENS, of the Maxinkuckee community, passed away Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, Ind. Death resulted from complications which followed in the wake of a tooth infection. Mrs. Stevens had been ill for the past three weeks.
The deceased who was the daughter of Daniel and Mary SAVAGE was born in Union township, Marshall county, on June 6th, 1890, and she resided in the Maxinkuckee community throughout practically all of her life. On March 20th, 1917, she was united in marriage with Roscoe STEVENS. Mrs. Stevens was a member of Maxinkuckee Methodist church and the Ladies Aid of that church.
The survivors are husband; two daughters, Irma [STEVENS] and Ardith [STEVENS], both at home; her mother, Mrs. Daniel SAVAGE; four brothers, Lloyd [SAVAGE], of South Bend; Charles [SAVAGE], of Maxinkuckee; Steven [SAVAGE], of near Argos; Alvah [SAVAGE], of Maxinkuckee; and two sisters, Mrs. Lottie OVERMYER of Maxinkuckee and Miss Nellie SAVAGE of Maxinkuckee.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Maxinkuckee Methodist church, with Rev. Claude EATON officiating. The body was returned from the Grossman funeral home to the Stevens residence Monday, where friends may call up until the hour of the services. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery, west of Argos.

Funeral services were held at two o'clock this afternoon from the Foster Funeral Home for Jefferson BIGLEY, 74, or Joseph BAILEY, who died Friday night in his secluded cabin home on the east side of Lake Manitou, near the Rochester Country club, due to a heart ailment. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE, of the Trinity Evangelical church, officiated at the rites and burial was made in the Citizens' cemetery here. Bigley's demise came after a two weeks' illness.
Bigley, who took the name of Joseph Bailey during his four years' residence here, had been employed as a caretaker and farm hand. For reasons unknown, he adopted an assumed name when he came to this city with the Roger Daoust Construction company, of Defiance, Ohio, remaining after the construction company left.
Police officials and Ora FOSTER, local mortician, established his identity when a letter, bearing the name of Jefferson Bigley, was found on his person. The letter was mailed from Caldwell, Ohio, and upon contact with an undertaker in Caldwell, county seat of Noble county, in the southeastern section of Ohio, it was discovered that Bigley and Bailey were the same person. He formerly resided in Caldwell, it was learned.
The reason for living under an assumed name Bigley carried to his grave, for no information regarding this fact could be learned upon communication with the Caldwell undertaker.
It was reported that Bigley is survived by two sisters, both of Caldwell, Ohio.

Mrs. Sarah SAGE, 75, passed away Monday morning, 2:30 o'clock, at her home in Leiters Ford, from an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Sage, however, had been in ill health for the past two years. The deceased had resided in the Leiters Ford community since 1916 where she had a wide acquaintance of friends.
The deceased was born in Channahon, Ill., in 1867. Mrs. Sage was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
The survivors are a son, Kermit SAGE, of Leiters Ford; a daughter, Mrs. Esther ZIEGLER, of Tampa Fla., and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Luckenbill chapel, Leiters Ford. Interment will be made in the Channahon, Ill., cemetery.

Tuesday, January 20, 1942

Maurice SADOWSKY, of this city, left Monday for Pittsburgh, Pa., where he was called on account of the death of his mother, Mrs. Esther SADOWSKY. Mrs. Sadowsky passed away at her home in that city on Sunday, January 18th.

Wednesday, January 21, 1942

Barnett A. "Barney" WILHELM, 66 years of age, succumbed at his home on the Monticello road, northwest of here, at 4:15 o'clock Tuesday afternoon due to a stroke of paralysis. He had been ill for four years, seriously since last Saturday.
Barnett Alexander, son of Alexander and Nancy WILHELM, was born in Fulton county on January 9, 1876. A retired contractor, he had resided in Hammond, Ind., for 30 years, returning to this community six years ago. He was united in marriage at Rochester, December 21, 1899, to Julia CLARK, who survives.
The deceased was a member of the Hammond Christian church.
Survivors are the wife; two daughters, Metha WILHELM and Mrs. Gertrude PRESS, both of Chicago; and one brother, Oliver [WILHELM], of South Bend. A son, John Clifford [WILHELM], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held from the Foster funeral home at 2:30 o'clock Saturfday afternoon, with Rev. Harry MOUNT of the Christian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be removed to the Wilhelm residence at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon and is to be returned to the Foster funeral chapel at 12 noon Saturday, prior to the services.

Word was received late this afternoon of the death of Mrs. William BAILEY, one of the city's oldest residents, which occurred at her home, 303 West Third street, this city, Wednesday afternoon. A complete obituary and announcement of the funeral arrangements will appear in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Clem V. LEONARD, 78, prominent citizen of this city, passed away Tuesday afternoon, four o'clock at the home of his daughter, Ada LEONARD, of Middletown, Ohio, where he had gone for a few weeks' visit.
Mr. Leonard's death was caused by a heart attack and his passing was almost instantaneous, according to word received from the daughter. Although he had been in ill health for the past few weeks, his condition had not been regarded as serious and the news of his sudden passing came as a severe shock to a legion of friends in this community.
Mr. Leonard, who retired from the cigar manufacturing business in this city a number of years ago, took an active part in the Masonic lodge and quite recently presided at the initiation of his grandson, Sgt. Robert DeBRULER, of the United States army, which was held at the local lodge.
Mr. Leonard was well-known throughout northern Indiana for his work in Masonry and was a member of Royal Arch chapter; the Templars, of Plymouth, Ind., and the Scottish Rite Consistory, of South Bend, Ind. He had twice served as Master of the Rochester Lodge No. 79, F. and A. M., and for over 50 years had been an active member of Fredonia Lodge No. 122, Knights of Pythias, of this city.
Clem V., son of George and Catherine (ADAMS) LEONARD was born December 28th, 1863, at Germantown, Ohio. In a ceremony solemnized at Middletown, Ohio, on January 13th, 1886, he was united in marriage with Miss Linda Jane VanTUYL. Mrs. Leonard preceded him in death on May 17th, 1932.
Mr. Leonard came to Rochester from Middletown, O., in 1887, where for many years he operated a cigar manufacturing business. He also served a term as auditor of Fulton county, several years ago. He was a member of the Rochester city school board during the period the joint high school building was consturcted in 1914.
The survivors are four daughters, Ada LEONARD, of Middletown, Ohio; Mildred LEONARD, of South Bend; Mrs. Catherine DETAMORE, of South Bend; and Mrs. Helen DeBRULER, of this city.
Two grandsons, Sgt. Robert DeBRULER, of Keesler Field, Miss.; and David L. DETAMORE, of South Bend also survive.
Brief funeral services will be held at eight o'clock Wednesday evening at the home of his daughter in Middletown, Ohio. Rev. JOHNSON of Middletown will officiate. The body will then be entrained for the Leonard home, 817 Pontiac street, this city, with arrival anticipated at noon Thursday.
Complete details for the services here will be announced in Thursday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, January 22, 1942

Mrs. Eveline BAILEY, 89 years of age, passed away at her home, 303 West Third street, this city, at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death, attributed to pneumonia, followed an illness of ten days' duration.
Eveline [AULT], daughter of Henry and Susannah AULT, was born May 21, 1852, in Morrow county, Ohio. She came to Rochester when ony a child, from Huntington county, Ind., and resided in this community the remainder of her life. On December 29, 1875, she was united in marriage to William BAILEY, who preceded her in death.
Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Bailey taught in various Fulton county schools and following her marriage resided on a farm near Leiters Ford. She moved to her home in this city 14 years ago.
The deceased was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the Rebecca Lodge.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Lila BARCUS, this city, and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be held from the Bailey residence at two o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial is to be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

A. M. GOODMAN, local building contractor, today received word of the death of his mother, Mrs. Mary GOODMAN, 77, in Casey, Ill. Funeral services for Mrs. Goodman are to be held in Casey Friday afternoon.

John W. CRISPEN, 91, retired farmer, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alvah MILLER, four miles south of Fulton in Cass county, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cass County Coroner, Dr. M. B. STEWART, was called and stated that death was due to cerebral apoplexy.
John, son of Alfred and Harriet CRISPEN, was born near Peru, June 18, 1850, and had lived in Fulton and Cass counties for 50 years. He was united in marriage on March 30, 1879, to Mary E. BUTTON, who preceded him in death on June 22, 1925. Mr. Crispen had made his home with his daughter, south of Fulton, for several years.
He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence MILLER, south of Fulton; Mrs. Ora BATTY, Royal Centre; one son, Lee CRISPEN, near Nyona Lake; one sister, Mrs. Dan HEINY, Idaville; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon from the Fulton Baptist church, with Rev. Stacy SHAW, of Fulton U.B. church, officiating. Burial is to be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body was returned to the Miller residence from the Ditmire funeral home at noon today.

Friday, January 23, 1942

It was learned here today that Mrs. Julia BONFIGILIO, of Elkhart, a former resident of this city, has received word from the Navy Department that an "exhaustive search" has failed to locate her son, William BONFIGILIO, 31, and that he has been officially declared as killed in action.
The Bonfigilios formerly were engaged in the confectionery and fruit store business here, moving to Elkhart several years ago. Survivors, besides the mother, are the wife, of Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters and a brother.
Bonfigilio, an electrician's mate, was listed by the Navy as missing on Decmeber 31, 1941. He had served in the Navy for 11 years and was born in Italy.

Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. George NORRIS, South Bend, former resident of this city. Mrs. Norris died at her home in South Bend at five o'clock this morning.
A complete obituary, with funeral arrangements, will appear in tomorrow's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Saturday, January 24, 1942

Harold R. DERRING, 13 years of age, died suddenly at six o'clock last night in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David E. DERRING, North Mishawaka street, Akron Death was attributed to sugar diabetes and came after a 24 hours' illness.
Harold Rudolph, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Derring, was born in Goldsboro, N.C., April 19, 1928. He had resided in Akron for only three months, the Derring family moving to that community from Chattanooga, Tenn. The youth was a freshman in the Akron high school.
Surviving are the parents; three brothers, David [DERRING], Vernon [DERRING] and Philip [DERRING], all at home; and a sister, Marilyn [DERRING], also at home.
Funeral services are to be held Monday afternoon in Mullins, South Carolina. The body is to be removed from the Moyer funeral home in Akron to Mullins, this evening.

Mrs. Martha Jane NORRIS, 76, former resident of this city, died at 5:30 o'clock Friday morning at her home in South Bend, 113-1/2 East Keasey street, following an illness of three years.
The deceased was born in Ripley county, Ind., December 20, 1865. She had resided in South Bend for three years, moving to that city from Rochester. In a ceremony solemnized at Rochester, 57 years ago, she was married to George O. NORRIS, who peceded her in death in 1932.
Surviving are a son, Roy NORRIS, South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Albert LESLIE, South Bend; Mrs. Harry COLTRAIN, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. William BRUBAKER and Mrs. John FULTZ, both of this city; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, this city, at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial is to be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.
The body will be removed from the Forest Hay funeral home in South Bend late Sunday night to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral chapel, where it will remain until the hour of the services.

Monday, January 26, 1942

Funeral services were held at two o'clock this afternoon from the Kewanna Church of Christ for Joseph KOUGH, 19 years of age, who succumbed at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William KOUGH, west of Kewanna, Saturday afternoon. Death was attributed to complications and resulted after a two months' illness.
Joseph Kough was born near Kewanna on July 22, 1922, and had resided in that community his entire life. He was united in marriage on March 1, 1941, to Arvilla BONNELL, who survives.
The deceased, a farmer by occupation was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Billie Joe [KOUGH]; the parents; three brothers, Ben [KOUGH] and Bill [KOUGH], Kewanna; and Frank [KOUGH], Logansport. Two brothers preceded him in death in 1921.
Rev. Joseph DUX officiated at the last rites and burial was made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

W. E. "Jolly" GARNER, 62, of northwest of Rochester, died at the Woodlawn hospital here this afternoon from injuries sustained last Friday morning when his auto crashed into a tree on East Ninth strteet.
A complete obituary was not available as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press, but a full report will appear in tomorrow's edition.
The body has been taken to the Foster Funeral Home, and will probably be removed to St. Louis, Mo., for burial.

Tuesday, January 27, 1942

Edward M. CAPP, 38 years of age, passed away at the Woodlawn hospital, this city, 7:20 o'clock Monday evening following an illness of four months' duration. Death was attributed to asthma and complications. The deceased resided at 604-1/2 North Main street, this city.
Edward Meredith, son of Harry and Minnie MEREDITH CAPP, was born in Rochester on April 5, 1903, and had resided here almost his entire life, excepting nine years spent in Ohio.
The deceased, who had been employed in several local restaurants, was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Only survivor is the mother, at home.
Last rites will be conducted from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. H. T. RAFNEL, of Bluffton, Ind., will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.

Walter E. "Jolly" GARNER, 63, farmer of seven miles northwest of here, died at the Woodlawn hospital in this city, 11:45 o'clock Monday morning from a fractured skull and broken knee cap sustained early last Friday morning when his auto crashed into a tree on East Ninth street.
The deceased was born in St. Louis, Mo., December 20, 1878, the son of Aaron and Tennessee GARNER. He had resided in Fulton county five years, moving here from St. Louis. He first lived at Akron, moving to the farm northwest of this city a year and a half ago.
Mr. Garner followed the occupation of a saw filer for many years, retiring when he moved to this community.
Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille BEES, St. Louis; Mrs. W. B. PORTER, Lexington, Ky.; a son, J. W. GARNER, St. Louis; two brothers and three sisters.
The body will be shipped from Logansport to St. Louis at 12:40 o'clock Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Clark funeral home in St. Louis and burial will also be made in that city.
- While rushing to Mr. Garner's bedside upon being notified that his condition was worse, the deceased's wife and two daughters suffered minor injuries at 6:15 o'clock, Monday morning when their car, driven by Mrs. Bees, skidded on the wet blacktop highway at the CRABBS crossing, three miles west of here on the Burton road and overturned.

Last rites were held Saturday afternoon at the Easterday funeral home, Culver, for John Delbert REED, 67, who died at his home three miles northwest of Monterey, Thursday after an illness of three months.
The deceased, a native of Marion, Ind., had resided in the Monterey community since 1928. Rev. John WALTON, of Leiters Ford, officiated at the last rites and burial was made in the Culver cemetery.
Surviving are the widow, Ethel BUCHANAN REED; five daughters, Mrs. Frances THOMPSON, South Bend; Mrs. Gertrude THOMPSON, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Margaret KLOPFENSTEIN, New Carlisle; Mrs. Helen HANSEL, Winamac; Dorothy REED, Fort Wayne; five sons, Lyle [REED], Rochester; Raymond [REED], New Carlisle; Paul [REED] Robert [REED] and Donald [REED], at home; one brother, Chalmer REED, Beloit, Wis., and ten grandchildren.

Wednesday, January 28, 1942

Isaac SPARKS, R.R. 2, this city, was yesterday advised of the death of his brother, John Frank SPARKS, 72, retired farmer, which occurred at his home in Huntington yesterday afternoon. Death was attributed to a heart attack and came after only a two days' illness. Funeral services and burial will be held at Spring Creek, near Huntington, Friday afternoon at two o'clock.

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Friday, January 30, 1942

A stillborn baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Estil CRALL, at their home west of Akron, Wednesday. Mrs. Crall was reported today as improving satisfactorily.

Judson BUCHANAN, 83 years of age, prominent resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., for many years, succumbed at his home there Tuesday evening. Mr. Buchanan was well-known in this community, as he had been a summer resident of Lake Manitou for several years. He resided at the "Virginia" cottage on the lake's east shore.
The deceased, a pioneer manufacturer of Chattanooge, was born in Bloomington, Ind., moving to Chattanooga in 1877. He was owner of the Chattanooga Plow company for many years, retiring from the business several years ago. He had held several basic patents on plows and cane mills.
Survivors are the widow, a son and granddaughter, and a nephew, George REVINGTON, of Monticello.
Funeral services and burial were held in Chattanooga.

Saturday, January 31, 1942

Funeral rites were held today at Roachdale, Ind., for Aaron STEWART, father of Lewis STEWART, this city. The elder Stewart died at his Roachdale home Thursday evening. He was well-known here, as he often visited with his son in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart attended the services today.

William T. (Jack) ANDERSON, 67, well-known produce dealer of Kewanna, passed away at his home in that city at 5:30 o'clock Friday evening. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy suffered but a few moments prior to his passing. Although Mr. Anderson had been in ill health for the past two months, his death came as a severe shock to his many friends in that community.
Born May 11th, 1874, at Gilead, Ind., he was the son of George and Mary ANDERSON. On August 31, 1896, he was united in marriage with Maude TUTTLE, who survives. Mr. Anderson had resided in Kewanna for the past 48 years moving to that community from Rochester. He was employed by the Kewanna Cooper Creamery at the time of his demise.
The survivors are his wife; two sons, Keith ANDERSON of LaPorte, Ind.; Lloyd ANDERSON of Alma, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Kewanna Church of Christ; Rev. Joseph DUX will officiate.

Franklin Monroe STEFFEY, 77, retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry WIDOWS, 466 East Ninth street, at 6:25 o'clock Friday night. Death was attributed to complications and resulted after an illness of two weeks' duration.
The deceased was born in Fulton county, February 23, 1864, the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth STEFFEY. He had resided in this community his entire life.
Survivors are the wife, Almine PIPER STEFFEY; four sons, Earl [STEFFEY], Ernie [STEFFEY] and Coral [STEFFEY], all of Hammond, Ind.; Ellsworth [STEFFEY], of South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie WIDOWS, this city; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Last rites will be held from the Foster Funeral Home at 1:30 o'clck Monday afternoon. Rev. S. T. MOORE, of the Church of the Nazarene, will officiate and burial will be made in the Citizens' cemetery here.
The body will remain at the Foster Funeral Home.

Monday, February 2, 1942

Forest Andrew CAMPBELL, 31, passed away Sunday evening 11 o'clock at Woodlawn hospital, following a two weeks illness from peritonitis. Mr. Campbell had been a resident of Rochester for the past five years, moving here from Albion, Ind.
Mr. Campbell was born April 16, 1910 at Fort Wayne, Ind. His parents are Fred and Ella CAMPBELL. On December 16th, 1937 he was united in marriage with Catherine BRINEY, of this city. At the time of his demise Mr. Campbell was employed as a mechanic.
The survivors are his wife, two children, Barbara Ann [CAMPBELL] and Jerry Lee [CAMPBELL], at home; two children by a former marriage, Frances Joann [CAMPBELL] and Sarah Ray [CAMPBELL]; his parents; three brothers, Louis [CAMPBELL], of Elkhart; Claude [CAMPBELL] of Albion; William [CAMPBELL], of Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred ROCKEY, of Columbia City, Ind., and Gladys CAMPBELL, of Albion, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Campbell's sister, Miss Mary BRINEY, 328 Jay street, this city. Interment will be in the Jordan cemetery, west of Argos. The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to the Briney home Tuesday afternoon, where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, February 3, 1942

Verd L. ROUCH, 52 years of age, of Fulton, died at 8:30 o'clock Monday evening at the Woodlawn hospital, due to infection. The deceased had been ill for three weeks, but was confined to the hospital for only one week.
Verd L., son of William and Rebecca ROUCH, was born in Fulton, November 30, 1889, and had spent his entire life there. He was united in marriage on October 2, 1915, to Florence LEAR, who survives.
Other survivors are four sons, Everett BOWEN, Rochester; Wilbur BOWEN, Atlanta, Texas; Kenneth [ROUCH] and Phillip [ROUCH], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Elfrieda EDWARDS, LaPorte; Alice [ROUCH], at home; a brother, Vern ROUCH, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Lillian BEAN, South Bend, and four granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, 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 will be removed to the Rouch home from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, Wednesday morning.

Last rites were held Sunday afternoon from the Monterey Methodist church for Syrus Dayton SHANKS, 76, prominent Delong resident, who died last Thursday in the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, following an illness of several months' duration. Rev. John WALTON officiated at the funeral service and burial was made in the Monterey cemetery.
The deceased was born in Monterey, April 7, 1865, and had resided in Delong for two years. He was married in 1883 to Flora Belle SMITH, who preceded him in death five years ago.
Survivors are a son, Melvin SHANKS, South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Harry JOHNSON and Mrs. Harry CRAFT, both of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Ida JORDAN, Delong; Mrs. Rosetta BAKER; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Wednesday, February 4, 1942

Mrs. Will SHEETS, 1613 Jefferson street, this city, last night received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Bertha THOMPSON, at Marion, seven o'clock Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Thompson, a former resident of Rochester, is survived by two sons, Ralph [THOMPSON], Fort Wayne; Forest [THOMPSON], Marion; and the sister of this city. The body will be removed from Marion to the Odd Fellows cemetery here Thursday afternoon, where graveside funeral services will be conducted at one o'clock. The deceased's husband, James THOMPSON, preceded her in death several years ago.

Mrs. Viola WARNER, 81, passed away at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Kelly hospital, Argos, following a two days' illness. Death was due to pneumonia. The deceased resided three miles south of Argos on U.S. 31.
Viola [KROUSE], daughter of William and Mary KROUSE, was born in Hancock county, Ohio, January 19, 1861, and had resided in the Argos community for 70 years, moving there from Ohio. She was united in marriage on December 10, 1888, to Riley WARNER, who preceded her in death four years ago.
Surviving are one son, Emil WARNER, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie STALEY, Plymouth; Mrs. Millie SWIHART, Canada; a brother, Brad KROUSE, South Bend; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Vaughn WARNER, preceded her in death ten years ago.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, from the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. E. Duane THISTELTHWAITE, of Argos, will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, near Argos.
The body has been taken to the Grossman funeral parlors, where friends may call until hour of the services.

Theodore Lee EVANS, 13 years of age, died at 10:40 o'clock Tuesday night at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis H. EVANS, three miles south of Kewanna, in Wayne township. Death was attributed to pneumonia and resulted after a three days' illness.
The deceased was born on May 21, 1928, in Fulton, and had resided in Wayne township since last August, the Evans family moving there from the Fletchers Lake community.
He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Nellie Rene [EVANS] and Iris Rose [EVANS], both at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. RIFE, four miles southeast of Grass Creek.
Last rites will be held Friday afternoon, 1:30, from the Fulton Baptist church, Rev. Stacy SHAW, of Fulton U.B. church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna to the home of the grandparents, southeast of Grass Creek, and will remain there until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth MAUS, 87, sister of Mrs. Emma BEECHER, Fulton, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, Elgie [MAUS], two miles northeast of Twelve Mile, following an illness of four weeks. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock from Mexico Church of the Brethren. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.

C. Lee HISEY, 59, former resident of this city, passed away, 6:30 o'clock Tuesday evening at his home in Greenfield, Ind. Death was attributed to a heart attack which was suffered earlier in the day.
Mr. Hisey for many years was engaged in the hardware business in this city and at the time of his departure from Rochester in the year 1918, he and J. W. BRUBAKER were partners in a hardware store, which was located at the southeast corner of Main and Ninth streets.
The deceased, who was the son of Henry and Amanda HISEY, was born in Fulton county and attended the Rochester grade and high schools. He was married to Miss Pearl BRUBAKER, in a ceremony solemnized in Rochester. His wife preceded him in death in 1928. Mr. Hisey remarried several years later. The deceased was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge and at the time of his demise was employed as a salesman for the American Steel & Wire company.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Geraldine HISEY, and a sister, Della [HISEY], who resides in the east.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning, 10 o'clock, at the home in Greenfield. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, February 5, 1942

Wallace W. BYBEE, 82, former resident of Fulton county, succumbed at his home in Niles, Mich., two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death was attributed to a stroke and resulted after an illness of only four days' duration.
The deceased was born in Newcastle township in 1859. He was a carpenter by occupation, but had retired from active work recently.
Surviving are the wife, Ella HAIMBAUGH BYBEE; five sons, Walter [BYBEE], Lyman [BYBEE] and Ernest [BYBEE], all of Niles, Mich.; Dow [BYBEE], Armanda, Mich.; Melvyn [BYBEE], Detroit, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie LOWE, Rochester; a brother, Lyman L. BYBEE, Knoxville, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson.
Funeral arrangements were not available as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

A change in the arrangements of the funeral services for Lee HISEY was announced by relatives today. The rites will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in this city. Rev. Daniel PERRY will officiate and the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge ritualistic ceremony will also be given. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, February 6, 1942

Alonzo MATHEWS, 71, retired farmer, succumbed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dessie THRASHER, in Argos, at 5:30 o'clock this morning. Death was attributed to paralysis, following a stroke suffered two days ago.
Born September 3, 1870, in Ohio, the deceased had resided in Argos for seven years. His parents were James and Priscilla MATHEWS. He was united in marriage in 1893 to Sarah KESSLER, who died 40 years ago.
Surviving him are the daughter, at whose home he died; two sisters, Mrs. Miriam KEPLER and Mrs. Louisa SPONSELLER, both of Argos; and one brother, Stephen MATHEWS, of Talma.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Talma Christian church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. O. T. CALVIN, of near Argos, will officiate and burial will be made in the Richter cemetery, west of Talma.
The body has been taken to the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos, where friends may call until the hour of the services.

Saturday, February 7, 1942

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Monday, February 9, 1942

Mrs. Hazel Lillian BARGERHUFF, 28, 1811 George street, Logansport died at 1:30 o'clock Sunday morning in Alton, Ill., her sister, Mrs. Ralph GOETZ, of Fulton, learned yesterday. Funeral services will be held in Logansport, 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with burial in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Tuesday, February 10, 1942

Mrs. Estella POGENSICK, 64 years of age, died at her home a half mile west of Twelve Mile in Cass county, five o'clock this morning. Death was attributed to cancer and resulted after a three months' illness.
The deceased was born in Fulton county, August 7, 1877, the daughter of Bazil and Louisa BURTON, and had resided in Fulton and Cass counties her entire life. She was united in marriage on June 27, 1899, to Paul POGENSICK, who survives.
Mrs. Pogensick was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Corbett WOLF, Logansport; Mrs. Benton WOMACK and Mrs. Russell RHINE, both of South Bend; one son, Charles [POGENSICK], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Charles TOMMIT, South Bend; Mrs. Amy VanSICKLIN, Logansport; Mrs. L. W. CLARK, Orlando, Fla.; five brothers, Boyd BURTON and Monte BURTON, both of California; Ace BURTON, Rochester; Lon BURTON and Albert BURTON, both of Messic, Mich.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the Bethlehem Methodist church, near Twelve Mile, at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Bethlehem cemetery.
The body will be removed to the residence, west of Twelve Mile, from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, this afternoon, where friends may call until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, February 11, 1942

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Thursday, February 12, 1942

Mrs. Mary F. GUISE, 74 years of age, passed away at her home seven miles northwest of Kewanna, in the Zion community, Thursday morning. Death was attributed to a heart ailment and uremic poisoning and resulted after an illness of two months' duration.
Mary Frances [GORSELINE], daughter of John and Susanna GORSELINE, was born in Union township, Fulton county, in April, 1867, and had resided in this community her entire life. She was united in marriage to George B. GUISE, who preceded her in death last summer.
The deceased, who gained a host of friends throughout the western section of Fulton county, was a member of the Methodist Zion church of Bruce Lake.
Survivors are two sons, Harley GUISE, Bruce Lake; Joe GUISE, Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Olive [GUISE], at home; several grandchildren; two brothers, William N. GORSELINE, county assessor, of Rochester; Bert GORSELINE, Union township; and a sister, Mrs. Lenora HARDING, Union township.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist Zion church, Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Burial is to be made in the Kewanna Odd Fellows' cemetery.

Friday, February 13, 1942 and Saturday, February 14, 1942

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Monday, February 16, 1942

Mrs. Terressia WARNER, 74, former resident of this city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman WARE in Huntington, Saturday night at seven o'clock. She had been ailing one year and was seriously ill six weeks.
The deceased was born in Fulton county, September 22, 1867, the daughter of John G. and Elizabeth HILL. Her father was a first lieutenant in the Civil war and was active in civil affairs in Rochester. She was united in marriage on May 1, 1887, to Henry WARNER, who preceded her in death three years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Warner once operated a wagon shop in Rochester, on West Seventh street, for a number of years.
Surviving are the daughter, at whose home she died; a son, Everett WARNER, Huntington; four grandchildren, and a nephew, Clarence HILL, of this city.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from the Church of the Nazarene, Huntington. Interment will be made in the Pilgrims Rest cemetery, Huntington.

Following an illness of two and a half weeks' duration, the Hon. George W. HOLMAN, 91, pioneer barrister and prominent citizen of Rochester, passed away at Woodlawn hospital at 8:25 o'clock Monday morning. Mr. Holman's death was caused by pneumonia and although he was removed to the hospital several days ago and placed in an oxygen tent he failed to rally from the disease.
Mr. Holman was well known throughout not only Fulton county, but the entire state. He had served as county and district chairman of the Republican party at various times during his long and interesting career in political activities. Mr. Holman also served as acting state chairman of the G.O.P. organization for several months.
The deceased, who came to Rochester at the age of 21 years following his graduation from the Indiana University School of Law immediately engaged in the practice of law in this community. He was a member of the National, State and County Bar associations; the Rochester First Baptist church; the Masonic order, of this city; the Knights of Pythias lodge and the Pioneers of Indiana and Indiana Historical society. He also served as a National Bank examiner for the State of Indiana under President Harrison. At the time of his demise he was one of the four oldest graduates of Indiana university.
Mr. Holman was exceptionally active in various civic affairs of the community and was instrumental in the organization work of the old Rochester Bridge Factory, the Rochester-Fulton county Library, the Rochester Telephone copany, the Rochester Electric Light, Heat and Power company, and other business enterprises. During the past score or more of years Mr. Holman spent his winters with his daughter in his home at Winter Haven, Fla., however, this year his health was so impaired that the trip to the South was deemed inadvisable by his physician.
George W., son of Charles W. and Delilah (BURNS) HOLMAN was born September 30th, 1850, on a farm near Mentone, in Kosciusko county, Ind. He moved to Rochester in 1871 where he took up the practice of law.
On December 24th, 1874, he was united in marriage with Miss Louise BRACKETT in a ceremony solemnized at the home of the bride's parents. Mrs. Holman preceded him in death a number of years ago, as did a daughter, Miss Georgiana [HOLMAN].
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lucile LEONARD, of Rochestr; Mrs. George H. (Grace) BEACH, of Chatham, N.Y.; a son, Hugh B. HOLMAN, of this city; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The body will lie in state at the Holman residence, 1402 South Main street, after nine o'clock Wednesday morning, where friends may call. Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, February 17, 1942

Funeral services for the late Hon. George W. HOLMAN will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Holman residence, 1402 South Main street. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the Rochester Baptist church will officiate. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may view the body at the Holman residence after nine o'clock Wednesday morning; prior to that time they may call a the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, February 18, 1942

Rev. Hugh T. HALL, pastor of First Baptist church in Kewanna, was yesterday afternoon informed that his brother, Ensign Donald G. HALL, 23, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was among the seven U. S. naval pilots killed late Monday when their naval patrol bomber crashed near Buena Vista, Va.
The tragedy occurred when the plane, one of the largest naval bombers, crashed into the side of a mountain and burned nine miles east of Buena Vista. A telegram received from the Navy Department by Rev. Hall today stated that the bomber was on special assignment when the crash occurred. No one was blamed for the accident, according to information contained in the telegram.
Two members of the crew escaped without serious injury.
Ensign Hall was born in Middleville, Mich., June 20, 1918, the son of Edgar and Susan HALL. He was graduated from Michigan State College, East Lansing, Mich., in June, 1940. He enlisted in the Navy at Grosse Point, Mich., and was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Air Corps in October, 1941. Since the outbreak of the war, Hall had been stationed at Norfolk Naval Field, Norfolk, Va.
He is well known in Kewanna, having made several visits to that city.
Surviving are two brothers, Rev. Hugh Hall, Kewanna; Rev. Robert M. HALL, Big Rapids, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald KEEGSTRA, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Thomas GILLETTE, Middleville, Mich.
Rev. Hall was notified that the body is being shipped to Middleville, Mich., for funeral services, which will be held there as soon as the body arrives. Burial is to be made at Benton Harbor, Mich.
Rev. and Mrs. Hall left Kewanna today for Middleville to attend the services.

Willis K. YEAGLEY, 80 years of age, passed away suddenly at 6:20 o'clock Tuesday evening at his home on West Rochester street, in Akron. Death was attributed to coronary embolism.
Willis Kelsey, son of Matthew and Catherine YEAGLEY, was born November 20, 1861, in the house in which he died Tuesday. He had resided in Akron his entire life. His marriage was on April 2, 1907, in Akron, to Miss Flossie ONSTOTT, who survives.
The deceased, who followed the occupation of a watch repairer and jeweler, was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a number of nephews and cousins.
Last rites will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Methodist church in Akron. Rev. Julius E. PFEIFFER will officiate, assisted by Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery, west of Akron.

Thursday, February 19, 1942 and Friday, February 20, 1942

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Saturday, February 21, 1942

Mrs. Henry A. BARNHART, of this city, received word of the death of her brother, Charles A. EDWARDS, which occurred early Saturday morning at his home, 4156 North Meridian street, Indianapolis. Although it was known Mr. Edwards had been in failing health for several months his condition had not been regarded as extremely critical and the news of his sudden passing came as a severe shock to his local relatives and friends.
Mr. Edwards served as a member of the Public Service Commission of Indiana for a term of years. He was appointed to that office by Governor Ralston. For a long number of years, the former Rochester resident operated a clothing store at Huntington, Ind., and was president of a bank in that city. Mr. Edwards was also active in lodge work in Indianapolis and Huntington and had a legion of friends throughout the state.
Charles A., son of A. J. and Louisa EDWARDS was born in Rochester on April 22nd, 1866. On February 19th, 1901, he was united in marriage with Miss Ella ROUCH, of Warren, Ind. The deceased was a member of the 2nd Presbyterian church of Indianapolis; the Masonic order, the Knights of Pythias and the I.O.O.F. lodges.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles F. MOYER, of Indianapolis; three grandsons, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry A. Barnhart and Mrs. Clem V. MILLER, both of this city.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the Flanner and Buchanan mortuary, in Indianapolis. Mrs. Barnhart and Mrs. Clem V. Miller of this city will attend th services.

Harry F. BARNETT, 76, retired farmer residing in the Fletchers Lake neighborhood, passed away Friday at the home of his brother-in-law, Mac GRABLE, of Cass county. Death resulted from paralysis following an illness of several months.
Mr. Barnett was born August 26, 1863 in Cass county. His parents were Moses and Bessie BARNETT. The deceased was a member of the Fletchers Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Miss Helen BARNETT, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Bessie HASSETT, of Chicago; Mrs. Mary SNYDER, of Logansport; Mrs. Nina BAUER, of Logansport and a son, Mac BARNETT, of Bellflower, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Fletchers Lake church, with Rev. SCHWEIN officiating. Interment will be made in the adjacent cemetery. The body was removed to the Grable residence from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton at noon Saturday, where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, February 23, 1942

Herman M. BECKER, 58 years of age, died at one o'clock Sunday morning at the Fulton County Home, where he was taken one week ago. Death was attributed to complications and followed an illness of three weeks' duration.
Born August 11, 1883, near Fulton, the deceased has spent his entire lifetime in this community. His parents were Charles and Mary BECKER Mr. Becker, a laborer by occupation, had been employed on several farms in the Fulton community before becoming ill.
Surviving are two sons, Pvt. Dwight BECKER, Fort Moyrel, San Antonio, Tex.; Milford BECKER, Kokomo; one sister, Miss Emma BECKER, Fulton; five brothers, Julius BECKER, Plymouth; Henry [BECKER], John [BECKER] and Edward [BECKER], all of Rochester. Ernest BECKER, Fulton; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon from Ditmire's chapel in Fulton. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, of the Fulton Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. The body is to remain at the Ditmire funeral home, where friends may call.

Last rites were held in Indianapolis at two o'clock Sunday afternoon for Carl KOFAHL, former resident of Lake Manitou, who died at his home, 853-1/2 Buchanan street, Indianapolis, Thursday. Cremation followed the services.
The deceased had operated a boat landing at two different sites on the west shore of Lake Manitou for 20 years. He sold his landing two years ago and returned to Indianapolis to live. He came to this country from Germany in 1883, living first at Detroit, Mich., and then in Indianapolis.
Mr. Kofahl was a member of the Order of the Sons of Herman at Indianapolis.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Marie Ella KOFAHL; a daughter, Mrs. Edith McGARAHAN, Indianapolis; a son, Cart KOFAHL, Detroit, Mich.; and five grandchildren.

E. H. LONG, 77, of Etna Green, succumbed in the Woodlawn hospital, this city, at 10:45 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was attributed to heart ailment. The deceased was admitted to the hospital Friday afternoon. The body was removed to Mentone.

Tuesday, February 24, 1942

Funeral services were held at two o'clock this afternoon in Chicago for Mrs. Mary D. BOELTER, former resident of this city, who died at her home in Chicago, 2215 Cleveland avenue, Sunday. Burial was made in the St. Lucas cemetery, Chicago.
The deceased and her husband, August, resided here for several years. Mr. Boelter operated a flour mill in Rochester.
Survivors are five sons, Otto [BOELTER], Rochester; William [BOELTER], Rudolph [BOELTER], Carl [BOELTER] and Arthur [BOELTER], all of Chicago; one daughter, Mary [BOELTER], of Chicago; and a brother, William MARTINSEN, of Chicago.

Wednesday, February 25, 1942

Zane W. FENSTERMAKER, 75 years of age, succumbed at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Kelly hospital, Argos, following a two weeks' illness. Death was attributed to complications.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on November 13, 1866, the son of John and Mary FENSTERMAKER, and had resided in Marshall county almost his entire life. He resided at 521 North Michigan street in Argos. His marriage was on October 6, 1894, to Cora ANDERSON, who preceded him in death in July, 1941. Mr. Fenstermaker formerly operated a filling station in Argos.
He was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are one son, Vance [FENSTERMAKER], Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Inez JEFFERIES, Argos; Miss Daisy FENSTERMAKER, at home; four grandchildren; two brothers, Ivan [FENSTERMAKER], Niles, Mich.; Benton [FENSTERMAKER] Jonesboro, Ind.; and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle HORN, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, three o'clock, from the Argos Christian church. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
The body was removed to the residence at four o'clock this afternoon, where friends may call until the hour of the services.

Thursday, February 26, 1942

Mrs. Sarah Emma BEECHER, about 84 years of age, was discovered dead in her home at the south edge of Fulton, about 10 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Beecher, found sitting in a rocking chair with one stocking and shoe off, is believed to have succumbed from a sudden heart attack.
A neighbor, John BINKLEY, became suspicious after failing to see any life about the Beecher home for several days. In attempting to enter the home for investigation, Binkley found that both screen doors were locked. He summoned Marshal Frank BUCKINGHAM, who forced open a window and discovered the aged woman in her chair.
Coroner Dean K. STINSON was called and announced a verdict of death by heart attack. It is thought that Mrs. Beecher was fatally stricken Tuesday evening in preparing to retire. She had resided alone in Fulton for several years and little was known about her by the townspeople.
A complete obituary was not available as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press, but will appear in an early edition.
The body has been removed to the Ditmire funeral home, in Fulton.

Walter W. DENNIE, 29 years of age, passed away at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday evening at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George DENNIE, 104 North Maple avenue, in Argos. Death was attributed to nerve paralysis and resulted after a two years' illness. He had been seriously ill for the past two months.
Walter, son of George and Pearl DENNIE, was born September 13, 1912, in Packertown, Ind., and had resided in the Argos community for 15 years. He was a member of the Trainmen's Brotherhood organization.
Survivors are the parents; one daughter, Betty Jane [DENNIE]; three brothers, Joe [DENNIE] and Robert [DENNIE], both of Argos; Clinton [DENNIE], Camp Shelby, Miss.; and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy THOMPSON, Argos.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, from the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Burial is to be made in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
The body will remain at the Grossman funeral parlors until Saturday afternoon, when it will be taken to the residence, and returned again to the Grossman parlors Sunday, prior to the funeral.

Friday, February 27, 1942

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Mexico Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Sarah Emma BEECHER, 83, who was found dead in her home in Fulton Thursday morning. Death was caused by a heart attack, Tuesday evening. Rev. OBERLIN, of Peru, and Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH, of Mexico, will officiate at the last rites and burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery, near Mexico. Mrs. Beecher had been a resident of Fulton for 18 years.
Born July 9th, 1858, near Mexico, the deceased was the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth FISSURE. She was united in marriage on March 2, 1884, to George L. BEECHER, who died in 1919.
The deceased was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are three sons, Clinton [BEECHER], Cass county, Walter [BEECHER] and Lyman [BEECHER], both of Logansport; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The body was returned at noon today to the residence in Fulton, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Rev. John BURGESS, 55, pastor of the First Methodist church at Tippecanoe for the past 12 years, succumbed at one o'clock Thursday morning in the Woodlawn hospital here, following a short illness.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Lulu MITCHELL BURGESS; and two daughters, Nellie [BURGESS] and Evelyn Lou [BURGESS], both at home.
Last rites will be held in the First Methodist church, Tipecanoe, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. FERRIS, of Elwood, will officiate and burial will be made in the Matthews cemetery, Tippecanoe.

Friends in this city have been advised that James EDWARDS, son of Mrs. Fern EDWARDS, of Minerva, O., was killed in action while serving in the U. S. Navy. Particulars of his death were not learned. Mrs. Edwards is the former Fern STOCKBERGER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel STOCKBERGER, former residents of this city.

Saturday, February 28, 1942

John Calvin CLARK, 78, a pioneer resident of Rochester and community, passed away Saturday, 8 a.m. at his home, 308 North Jefferson street. Death resulted from complications following an illness of nearly two years' duration. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton county.
Mr. Clark was born in Fulton county on February 27th, 1864. On September 27th, 1925, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Julia POFFERBARGER. During the earlier years of his life he followed the occupation of farming and in later years engaged in the real estate business.
He is survived by his wife and several nieces and nephews in this community.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the Rochester Church of God. Rev. John CALL will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Hannah Catherine TOMBAUGH, 86, mother of Jesse L. TOMBAUGH of this city, passed away Friday at her home on East Rochester street, in Akron. Death resulted from complications following a brief illnss. Mrs. Tombaugh had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Miami counties.
Catherine, daughter of William and Catherine SPECK, was born December 14th, 1855. In 1883 she was united in marriage with Hezekiah TOMBAUGH, who preceded her in death in February of 1835.
The survivors are a son, J. L. TOMBAUGH, of Rochester; a daughter, Goldie TOMBAUGH, of Culver; four grandsons and two great-grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob BIDDLESTETTER, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. E. C. KENNEDY, of Kokomo. A son, George [TOMBAUGH], preceded in death. Mrs. Tombaugh was one of a family of twelve children.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Church of God, in Akron. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Interment will be made in the Enterprise cemetery, nine miles southeast of Akron.

Willard STONEHILL, 74, was found dead Friday morning at the Austin Home, in Plymouth, where he had resided for some time. Death was believed caused by a heart attack.
Mr. Stonehill who was born September 2nd, 1867, at Bourbon, Ind., had resided in Argos for several years. He was united in marriage with Miss Lillian McCANCE on September 3rd, 1934. The deceased followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement a number of years ago.
The survivors are a daughter, Grace STONEHILL, of Plymouth; a son, Cyrus [STONEHILL], of Fort Wayne; four sisters, Mrs. Emma GASKILL, Mrs. Ida YOUNG and Mrs. Alberta ZELLERS, all of Bourbon; Mrs. Loretta BROCKEY, of Tippecanoe, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 3:30 o'clock, at the Grossman Funeral home, in Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER, of the Argos Christian church will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Monday, March 2, 1942

Mrs. Evelyn WAECHTER, 70, life-long resident of Akron, Ind., passed away Monday morning, two o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maurine PONTIUS, 210 South Shore Drive, Elkhart, Ind. Death resulted from an attack of influenza following an illness of two weeks' duration. A little over two years ago Mrs. Waechter suffered a stroke of paralysis and for the past year or more she had made her home with her daughter.
Evelyn [STRONG], daughter of Ely and Minerva STRONG, was born in Akron on May 26th, 1871. She was united in marriage with Jacob WAECHTER in a ceremony solemnized in Akron on November 3rd 1894. Her husband preceded in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Waechter was a member of the Akron Christian church and the Royal Neighbors of America.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Cleo CROOK, of South Bend; Mrs. Maurine PONTIUS, of Elkhart; a brother, Vivian STRONG, of Akron; a sister, Miss Nora May STRONG, of Akron; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Akron Church of God. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron. The body will lie in state at the Moyer funeral home in Akron up until the hour of the services.

Thomas KNIGHT, 66, died suddenly from a heart attack at five o'clock Sunday evening at the home of George BIGGS, 1224 Elm street, where he had been visiting. The deceased resided in the college addition of this city.
Thomas, son of Richard and Camilla KNIGHT, was born in Argos and had resided in this community almost his entire life. His wife, Alice [KNIGHT], preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Knight had been employed in several auto body repair shops here.
Surviving are three brothers, Tid KNIGHT and Charles KNIGHT, both of Rochester; James KNIGHT, Hartford City; a sister, Edith FELTHOFF, Rochester.
Last rites will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Tid Knight residence, college addition. Rev. Harry MOUNT will officiate and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Private graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock from the Plainview cemetery, Macy, for Anna Mae COFFING, seven-year-old daughter of Merritt and Edna (WARNER) COFFING, who died at 11:30 o'clock Saturday night in the McDonald hospital, Warsaw. Death followed an illness of 10 days' duration.
The deceased was born near Macy on January 16, 1935, and had resided there until about a year ago, when the family moved to a farm near Warsaw.
Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Maxine [COFFING] and Bonnie [COFFING]; two brothers, Robert [COFFING] and Lonnie [COFFING], all at home; grandfather, Walter WARNER, Plymouth; and a grandmother, Mrs. Viola COFFING, Fulton.

Tuesday, March 3, 1942

Logansport, Ind., Mar. 3, - - - William Pence MITCHELL, 44, former manager of the Crawfordsville Gas and Fuel Company, and a patient at the Logansport State hospital, committed suicide at the hospital today by firing a .22 calibre bullet into his heart.
Mitchell, patient at the hospital less than a year, obtained the gun by breaking into a storeroom. The weapon had been kept there to kill rats.
Mitchell was a native of Rochester and was a former manager of the Rochester Gas and Fuel Company. A farewell note was addressed to his wife, Gladys [MITCHELL], a resident of Crawfordsville.
Other survivors are three daughters, Mary Ann [MITCHELL] and Catherine [MITCHELL], both of Crawfordsville; Susia [MITCHELL], a student at Gulf Park college, Gulf Port, Miss., father, Charles MITCHELL, now in Oklahoma; and a brother, Fred MITCHELL, Rochester.

Mrs. Virginia ILER, 46, of the Walnut community, died Monday morning at 8:45 o'clock in the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, after an illness of two months' duration. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
The deceased was born in Indiana on October 17, 1895, and had resided in the Walnut neighborhood for eight years. She was united in marriage on December 21, 1919, to Quinter ILER, who survives. Her parents were Joseph and Mary ROOSE.
Mrs. Iler was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Survivors are the husband; seven sons, James [ILER], who resides in the southern part of Indiana; Forrest [ILER], Glen [ILER], Harley [ILER], Earl [ILER], Carl [ILER] and Lloyd [ILER], all at home; four daughters, Mary [ILER], Nebra [ILER], Elnora [ILER] and Vera [ILER], all at home; three brothers, John ROOSE, Loren ROOSE, both of Elkhart; Oscar ROOSE, Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Nora KILLIAN, Walkerton; Mrs. Delphius SMELSER and Miss Beulah ROOSE, both of Elkhart.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Walnut Church of the Brethren. Rev. C. C. CRIPE will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery.
The body will remain at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Clarence PHERSON, 61 years of age, passed away at 10:45 o'clock Monday evening at his home, five miles southeast of Fulton, due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Pherson was fatally stricken earlier Monday while unloading livestock.
The deceased was born near Thornhope, Ind., September 6, 1880, the son of Jerry and Elizabeth PHERSON. He had resided in the Fulton community for 12 years. His marriage was on December 24th, 1910, to Nellie BERKSHIRE, who survives.
He was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church.
Surviving besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Don RHODES, of near Metea; Mrs. Lavonne YOUNG, Muncie, and three grandchildren.
Last rites will be conducted Thursday afternoon at three o'clock from the home of the daughter, Mrs. Don Rhodes, one mile south of Metea on State Road 25. Burial is to be made in the Metea cemetery.
The body will be removed to the Rhodes residence this evening, where friends may call until the time of the funeral.

Wednesday, March 4, 1942

Private funeral services for William Pence MITCHELL, former resident of this city, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the Fred MITCHELL residence, 1215 South Main street. Rev. D. S. PERRY will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home late this afternoon to the Mitchell residence, where friends may call up until the hour of the last rites.

Robert M. EDINGTON, 74 years of age, farmer of near Kewanna, passed away at the Woodlawn hospital here at 7:45 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death was attributed to complications and came after an illness of several months' duration. The deceased had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.
Robert McClellan, son of George and Melinda EDINGTON, was born in Marion, July 3, 1867, and had resided in the Kewanna community 40 years. He was united in marriage on September 12, 1907, to Olive ROBERTS, who survives.
Other survivors are one son, Robert [EDINGTON], Jr., at home; three daughters, Mrs. Mary FANSLER, Mrs. Gladys PLUMMER and Mrs. Gail WILSON, all of Kewanna; one brother, William EDINGTON, Star City; three sisters, Mrs. Frank ROBERTS, Star City; Mrs. Margaret KRAUS, Toledo, O.; Mrs. Dale SHIVELY, Marion; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the Kewanna Baptist church, with Rev. Hugh HALL officiating. Interment will be made in the Kewanna Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will be taken to the home, west of Kewanna, at 7:30 o'clock this evening, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, March 5, 1942

Thomas J. N. WILLOUGHBY, 84, well known retired farmer of Kewanna, passed away suddenly Wednesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George DENNERLINE, Indianapolis, where he was visiting for a short time while enroute home from spending the winter with his son, Forrest WILLOUGHBY, in Alexandria, La. Death was due to a heart ailment and followed an illness of several years' duration.
Thomas, son of John and Eliza WILLOUGHBY, was born December 6, 1857, in Iroquois county, Ill., and had resided in the Kewanna community for 42 years. He moved to Kewanna from Milford, Ill. His marriage was on March 10, 1886, in Ashgrove, Ill., to Charlotte Ellen WASHBURN, who preceded him in death a year ago.

He was a member of the Kewanna Masonic Lodge and the Kewanna M.E. church.
Surviving are two sons, Forrest [WILLOUGHBY], Alexandria, La.; Wilbur [WILLOUGHBY] Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. June DENNERLINE, at whose home he died; Mrs. Gale HENDRICKSON, Chicago, Ill.; Miss Doris WILLOUGHBY, Detroit, Mich.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Kewanna M.E. church, Rev. Marshall LUCAS officiating. Interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be taken to the deceased's home in Kewanna at 10 o'clock Friday morning, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Henry T. LONG, a life-long resident of Marshall county passed away Wednesday at the Kelly hospital in Argos. Death resulted from complications following an illness of six months' duration. At the time of his demise, Mr. Long was a resident of Culver. For many years he resided in the vicinity of Argos where he followed the occupation of farming.
Henry T., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LONG, was born in Marshall county on January 26, 1869. On September 2, 1910, he was united in marriage with Nettie ROHRER. His wife passed away June 19th, 1922.
The survivors are three brothers, George [LONG] and Charles LONG of Walnut, and Omer LONG of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. C. C. CRIPE of Walnut will officiate. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home up until the hour of the services.

Friday, March 6, 1942

Rev. Thomas J. REEDER, 87 years of age, retired Methodist minister of Kewanna, died at 6:30 o'clock Thursday evening at the home of his son, William REEDER, in Romney, Ind. Death was attributed to complications and resulted after an illness of five months' duration.
The deceased was born August 28, 1854, in Lucerne, Ind., the son of Mr. and Mrs. William REEDER, and had resided in the Kewanna community for 22 years. He came to Kewanna from Wolcott, Ind. He was first married on September 28, 1875, to Jennie EGMON, who preceded him in death December 1, 1911. His second marriage was on February 19, 1913, to Mary HILL, who survives.
He was a member of the M.E. church at Kewanna and the Kewanna Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Lillie SHIPMAN, Washington, D.C.; one son, William Reeder, Romney; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Kewanna M.E. church. Dr. BECK, of Lafayette, will officiate and burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body has been removed to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and will remain there until the time of the final rites.

L. C. (Lank) BARKER, 81 years of age, passed away at 8:45 o'clock this morning at his home, 1523 South Jefferson street, this city, due to complications. Mr. Barker had been ill for two years, seriously for the past three weeks.
The deceased was born January 28, 1861, in Logan county, Ohio, the son of Joshua and Delilia BARKER. He had resided in Rochester and community for 33 years, moving here from Marshtown, Ind. He was united in marriage on February 14, 1888, at Marshtown, to Mary Ann MARSH, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Barker, a retired carpenter and painter, was a member of the Baptist church at Marshtown.
Survivors are two sons, Lee BARKER, Rochester; Loran BARKER, Long Island, N.Y.; one brother, I. R. BARKER, Fulton; and a number of grandchildren.
Funeral services, as yet incomplete, will be announced in an early edition of The News-Sentinel. The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, pending arrangement of rites.

Saturday, March 7, 1942

James H. HERRIN, 77, retired farmer, died at seven o'clock this morning at the Kelly hospital, Argos, following an illness of one week's duration. The deceased, who resided with his son, Ira HERRIN, 206 North Maple avenue in Argos, was admitted to the hospital Friday evening. Death was attributed to pneumonia and heart ailment.
Mr. Herrin was born September 10, 1864, in Bourbon, and had resided in the Argos community since his early childhood. He was united in marriage on October 26, 1898, to Mrs. Lorine HESS REED, who preceded him in death in 1929.
Survivors are one son, Ira, at whose home he died, a step-daughter, Mrs. Lora NORTON, of near Argos; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon from the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER of Argos Christian church will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, near Argos.
The body has been removed to the Grossman funeral home, where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Funeral services for L. C. (Lank) BARKER, who died at his home in this city, will be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. H. J. BAILEY will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.

Monday, March 9, 1942

Marjorie, two and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Berl PONTIUS, who reside two miles east of Akron, died at the Woodlawn hospital here Sunday evening, after an illness of two weeks' duration. Death was attributed to pneumonia.
Surviving are the parents and several brothers and sisters.
Last rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Rev. Levi HILL will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in Middletown, Ohio, for Mrs. Ada JENNENS, mother of T. A. JENNENS, this city, who died at her home in Middletown last week. Mr. and Mrs. JENNENS went to Middletown Saturday to attend the last rites.

Mrs. Ruth K. SNEARLY, 77 years of age, passed away at 9:10 o'clock Sunday evening at her home in Akron, after an illness of six months. Death was attributed to complications.
Born May 16, 1864, in Disko, the daughter of Charles O. and Sarah BARRATT, the deceased had resided in Akron for 22 years, moving there from Miami county. Her first marriage was to H. F. GAERTE, who preceded her in death. On October 18, 1904, she was united in marriage to Jacob E. SNEARLY, who died June 9, 1938.
Mrs. Snearly was a member of the Niconza Baptist church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mable E. LUKENS, Disko; Mrs. Clara R. KETTEL, Roann; one step-daughter, Mrs. Orbra TAYLOR, Rochester; two stepsons, Earl SNEARLY, Houston, Tex.; Luther SNEARLY, San Antonio, Tex.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, from the residence in Akron. Rev. George CAIN, of Amboy, will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, at Roann.
The body was removed to the residence this afternoon, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, March 10, 1942

Mrs. Florence R. COOPER, 82 years of age, a resident of Argos, died at four o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lulu PETTY, in Hemlock, nine miles southeast of Kokomo. Death was attributed to old age and complications and resulted after an illness of only two days' duration.
Florence Rebecca [LEAVERTON], daughter of Robert W. and Lida LEAVERTON, was born in Marion county on November 20, 1859. She had resided in the Argos community since 1913, moving there from Marion county. Her marriage was on Aprl 8, 1881, to Alexander COOPER, who died April 25, 1927.
She was a member of the Dunkard church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Lulu Petty, at whose home she died; Mrs. Sadie LONGLAND, Spearfirst, S.D.; Mrs. C. E. TAYLOR, Plymouth; four sons, W. O. COOPER, Plymouth; Alonzo COOPER, Tippecanoe; Robert COOPER, Argos; Newberry COOPER, Elkhart; one brother, Ora LEAVERTON, Hammond; 43 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Rosie HATTEN, died in 1916
Last rites will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Grossman funeral home at Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
The body has been removed to the Grossman funeral parlors, where friends may call until the hour of the final rites.

Mrs. Marie KEMPS JOHNSON, 60, died Monday afternoon, 4:30 o'clock, in the Epworth hospital, South Bend, after a short illness. She resided at 2901 Miami street, in South Bend.
The deceased was born in Marshall county, August 7, 1881, and resided there until 1903, when she moved to South Bend. She was united in marriage on September 27, 1914, to Vic JOHNSON, who survives.
Other survivors are one brother, William KEMPS, South Bend; and one sister, Mrs. Elmer JONES, Niles, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Forrest Hay funeral home in South Bend. Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Argos Christian church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
The body has been removed to the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where friends may call until four o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The body will then be taken to the Hay funeral parlors in South Bend for the services.

Wednesday, March 11, 1942 and Thursday, March 12, 1942

Friday, March 13, 1942

Samuel G. LOWMAN, 74 years of age, farmer residing about a mile northwest of Akron, was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon by E. L. SCOTT and Harley ROGERS, both of Akron, who were calling on business. Death, due to heart trouble came after an illness of several days. It is believed Mr. Lowman was fatally stricken about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
The deceased had resided on the farm where he died for the past 25 years, moving there from Twelve Mile. He was united in marriage in 1912 to Clara HOOVER, who preceded him in death. Mr. Lowman had resided alone since his wife's demise.
Survivors are a stepson, Murray C. HOOVER, Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be held Sunday afternoon, one o'clock, from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
The body will remain at the Sheetz funeral parlors, where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Charles E. SMITH, 72, retired farmer, of Akron, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at his home on Rochester street, Akron, following an illness of six months. Death was attributed to complications.
Charles Edward, son of Louis and Mary SMITH, was born in Akron on November 12, 1869, and had resided in that community his entire life. He was united in marriage in 1891 to Etta GRINDLE, who survives.
The deceased was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Akron Masonic lodge.
Survivors, besides the wife, are one son, Cleotus G. SMITH, who resides south of Akron; one sister, Mrs. Mary SEITNER, Roann; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence in Akron. Rev. Julius PFEIFFER, of the Akron Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will be removed to the residence Saturday morning from the Sheets funeral home. Friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Saturday, March 14, 1942

George [KROM] and Oliver KROM, both of near this city, today received word of the death of their brother, Charles KROM, Friday afternoon at one o'clock at his home in Muncie. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon in Muncie.

Monday, March 16, 1942

Dean NIGHTLINGER, of this city, has received word of the death of his nephew, Alvin NIGHTLINGER, who went down with the U.S.S. destroyer Pope in the naval engagement off Java on March 1st.
The sinking of the Pope by Jap warships occurred on the local man's birthday. Guy NIGHTLINGER, father of Alvin who resides in Cincinnati, stated his son had been in the U.S. naval service for the past four years.

Last rites were held at two o'clock this afternoon from the Leiters Ford Methodist church for Mrs. Emma L. GINTHER, 80, lifelong resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, who died Saturday afternon at her home one and one-half miles south of Delong. Death was due to pneumonia and resulted after a six days' illness. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Leiters Ford.
The deceased was born November 14, 1861, the daughter of Moses and Adeline KING. On November 14, 1883, she was united in marriage to Albert G. GINTHER who preceded her in death on July 1, 1941.
Mrs. Ginther was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and the Maccabee lodge in this city.
Survivors are two sons, Jay GINTHER, Rochester; Dean GINTHER, Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie CHILCOTTE, Mishawaka; one brother, Frank M. KING, and a sister, Mrs. Edith RIDDLE, both of Plymouth.

Franklin E. WARD, 83, life-long resident of Miami county, passed away Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle BROWER, Indianapolis, after an illness of several years' duration. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Miami county, August 8, 1858, the son of John and Susan WARD. His marriage was on March 18, 1886, to Minerva CUNNINGHAM.
Mr. Ward was a member of the Chili Baptist church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Nellie ZEGAFUSE, Rochester; Mrs. Edna REAHARD, North Manchester; Mrs. Myrtle BROWER, at whose home he died; Mrs. Hazel OGDEN, North Manchester; Mrs. Emma BURNS, Akron; one son, Russell WARD, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Anna ERB, Akron; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Baptist church at Chili. Rev. GOLDEN, of Chili, will officiate and burial will be made in the Chili cemetery.

Winamac, Ind., Mar. 18. - William Edgar HUDDLESTON, 77, well-known retired farmer of this community, died at nine o'clock Sunday morning at his home on the northeast edge of Winamac, following a stroke a few hours earlier. Survivors are the widow; a brother and a grandson. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, 10 o'clock, at the Methodist church in Winamac. Burial will be made in the Dublin cemetery, near Cambridge City.

Tuesday, March 17, 1942

Plymouth, Ind., March 17. - Police officials were today of the opinion that Emory MULLENHOUR, 58, painter and paper hanger of the Tippecanoe vicinity, met death accidentally by falling or staggering into a Nickel Plate freight train about seven o'clock Saturday night. His only injury was a bad blow on the head, causing a skull fracture. Officers discounted a foul play theory upon discovering tracks which indicated Mullenhour had staggered about before the tragedy occurred.
The accident occurred near the Fulton-Marshall-Kosciusko county line and was not discovered until about midnight Saturday, when the crew of a westbound freight train saw the body and notified agents at Argos and Plymouth.

Funeral services were held this morning from the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Orean Devon WILSON, infant son of Orean B. and Helen NEWMAN WILSON, of Argos, who was stillborn at the Kelly hospital, Argos, 2:15 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. K. Duane THISTLETHWAITE, of Argos M.E. church, officiated at the last rites and burial was made in the Poplar Grove cemetery, west of Argos.
Only survivors are the parents and grandparents.

Mrs. Ed EKBLAW, of near this city, today received word of the death of Mr. Ekblaw's mother, Mrs. Ingrid EKBLAW, of Paxton, Ill., at her home there Sunday evening. Mr. Ekblaw was called to Paxton Saturday because of his mother's illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, from the residence in Paxton.

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Thursday, March 19, 1942

Mrs. Kathryn HOOVER LUDWIG, 81 years of age, former resident of this city, died at 10 o'clock this morning at the Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted four weeks ago. Death was due to complications and old age and resulted after a six months' illness. Mrs. Ludwig had resided with her son, Donald HOOVER, at 1642 East Donald street, South Bend, for the past 12 years.
The deceased was born on April 17, 1860, in New York, and had resided in Rochester and community her entire life, before moving to South Bend. She was united in marriage on July 4, 1881, to Franklin P. HOOVER, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Philip M. LUDWIG, who died in 1929.
She was a member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church and the Mt. Zion Club.
Only survivors are four sons, John HOOVER and Earl HOOVER, both of Rochester; and Don HOOVER and Ernest HOOVER, both of South Bend. A son, William C. HOOVER, and a daughter, Edith May McMAHAN, preceded her in death.
Last rites will be held Saturday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, from the Zimmerman brothers funeral home. Rev. Glenn McGEE will officiate and burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Irvin R. OLIVER, 49, Cass county farmer, passed away at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night in the Cass county hospital, Logansport, following a two weeks' illness. The deceased resided on a farm five miles southwest of Royal Centre, where he had lived for 12 years.
Survivors are the widow, Anna [OLIVER]; seven daughters, Mrs. Shirley LAWRENCE and Mrs. Lola MARTIN, both of South Bend; Mrs. Helen HIZER, Grass Creek; Marjorie [OLIVER], Rachel [OLIVER], Mary [OLIVER], and Edna [OLIVER], all at home; two sons, Irvin [OLIVER], Jr., and John [OLIVER], both at home; parents, Mr and Mrs. Andrew OLIVER, of near Fulton; one sister, Mrs. Ralph SHELTON, Rochester; a brother, Alvin OLIVER, Fulton; and three grandchildren.
Last rites will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body was removed to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. OLIVER, west of Fulton, at four o'clock this afternoon. Friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Henry LOTSHAW, 68 years of age, lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at 1:45 o'clock this morning in the Woodlawn hospital here, after a two weeks' illness. Death was attributed to pneumonia. The deceased resided on East Twelfth street, this city.
Henry, son of George and Mary LOTSHAW, was born in Fulton county on November 14, 1873, and had resided in this community his entire life. In a ceremony solemnized at Rochester in July, 1891, he was united in marriage to Martha Jane EYTCHESON, who preceded him in death.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Ralph WILKINSON, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Elnora HUNTER, Plymouth; and seven grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death.
Last rites will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Foster funeral home. Rev. Fred YEAZEL will officiate and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.
The body will be removed to the residence, East Twelfth street, Saturday and returned to the Foster funeral chapel Sunday for funeral services.

Huntington, Ind., March 19. - Mrs. Mary E. (PAUL) BRICKER, 67, rsident of Warren township, Huntington county, for many years, ended her life late Tuesday by hanging herself in the chicken coop at the home of her son, Garnet Paul, about a mile southeast of Bippus, where she had lived until her marriage on March 2, this year, to B. F. BRICKER.
Mrs. Bricker spent the day at her son's home and had prepared the noon dinner there.
Letters concealed in her clothes, addressed to the husband and son, indicated her mind had become affected, leading to self-destruction.
Surviving are four sons, Jesse WHELCHEL, of near Roanoke; Otho PAUL, Hazel Park, Mich.; Otto PAUL, of near Roanoke; Garnet PAUL, of near Bippus; a daughter, Mrs. Walter C. SMITH, Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. John SNYDER, Elwood; and five brothers, William FISHBACK, Tipton; David FISHBACK, Peru; Ed FISHBACK, Rochester; and John FISHBACK, Indianapolis.
Last rites will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning from the Bailey chapel. Burial will be made in the Tetersburg cemetery, near Tipton.

Friday, March 20, 1942

Dr. Prentiss Leroy HOOT, 75, native of Rochester and a retired physician, succumbed late Wednesday night at the St. Catherine's hospital, Indiana Harbor, after a week's illness. The deceased had been a resident of Monterey for the past 42 years.
Dr. Hoot was born September 5, 1866, and resided in this community for several years. He was united in marriage in 1892 to Mary Jane DUFF, who died seven years ago. The Hoot family home was situated on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Spanish-American War post of Rochester.
Only survivors are three children, Mrs. Ruth PURVIANCE, Detroit, Mich.; Hugh D. HOOT, Griffith, Ind., and Prentiss J. HOOT, of Hammond.
Military funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Kennedy funeral home at Winamac. Rev. O. L. COLLIER will officiate and burial is to be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey. The military rites will be in charge of the Winamac American Legion post.

Saturday, March 21, 1942

William MANLEY, 82 years of age, of 215 East Ninth street, was fatally injured Friday evening at 7:45 o'clock when he was struck by an auto driven by Donald HULBERT, of near Rochester, at the intersection of Ninth and Madison streets, only a half block from Manley's home.
The victim was removed to the Woodlawn hospital immediately after the accident by Hulbert, who stopped after the elderly man was hit. Manley died at the hospital at 9:50 o'clock last night from a fractured left leg, below the knee, a skull fracture and internal injuries.
It was reported that Manley stepped into the path of the Hulbert auto, going east on Ninth street The aged resident was evidently on his way to the business district at the time of the fatal mishap, as he was walking north. He resided with his step-daughter, Mrs. William KEYS.
Hospital attendants regarded Manley's condition as serious when he was admitted for treatment, but his sudden death came as a surprise.
Patrolman Earl GRAHAM, who investigated, stated that no charges would be filed against Hulbert.
William C, son of Benjamin and Marie MANLEY, was born December 29th, 1859 in Marion county, Ohio. He came to Rochester in 1885 and has resided in this city ever since. On May 16th, 1884 he was united in marriage with Miss Hattie AXLINE, who preceded him in death in 1908. One son, Milburne [MANLEY], who was born to this union also preceded in death. Mr. Manley was united in marriage with Mrs. Barbara Ellen HOLMES in a ceremony solemnized in Rochester on December 8th, 1915. She passed away in 1937.
Mr. Manley for a long number of years operated the public street sprinkling system in this city and also served as town marshal for a few years. He retired from business activities several years ago due to failing health. Mr. Manley was a member of the Rochester Moose lodge and had a legion of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
The survivors are a step-daughter, Mrs. Marguerite [HOLMES] KEYS, of Rochester; two brothers and several nieces and nephews who reside in Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Zimmerman Brothers buneral home. Rev. H. J. BAILEY, of the First Baptist church of this city, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Manley residence, 215 East 9th street, up until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Elizabeth STEININGER, 71, passed away at 7:45 o'clock Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Byron KINDIG, near Akron. Death was due to complications and came after an illness of eight days' duration.
Elizabeth [RITTER], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John RITTER, was born on January 28, 1871, in Akron, and had resided in that community for the past ten years, moving there from Copemish, Mich., where she had lived for 36 years. She resided in the Akron vicinity until moving to Michigan. Her marriage was on January 20, 1895, near Rochester, to Frank STEININGER, who preceded her in death.
The deceased was a member of the Grandview Evangelical church and the Church of God, in this city.
Survivors are two sons, Calvin STEININGER, Fulton; Omer STEININGER, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Byron KINDIG, near Akron; two brothers, Frank RITTER, Rochester; Verdie RITTER, Rock Creek, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Dora HATFIELD, Carnation, Wash.; and eight grandchildren. One daughter, Ruth [STEININGER], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Rochester Church of God. Rev. John CALL, assisted by Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will officiate. Place of burial had not been determined at press time today.

Miss Lillie BRUGH, life-long resident of Leiters Ford, passed away Saturday morning, 2:10 o'clock, at the state hospital, Logansport, Ind. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Miss Brugh had been in failing health, however, for the past three years. Miss Brugh had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of the county.
Lillie, daughter of Joseph and Belinda BRUGH, was born on a farm near Leiters Ford on March 3, 1865. Miss Brugh for many years managed her own farm which was located near Leiters.
The survivors are a brother, Elmer [BRUGH]; a sister, Mrs. Laura BEERWART, both of Leiters Ford, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Luckenbill chapel in Leiters Ford. Rev. SNYDER, of Culver, will officiate The body will lie in state at the Luckenbill chapel up until the hour of the services. Interment will be made in the Leiters I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Lavina ROBINSON, 95 years of age, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary REDMAN, three and one-half miles southwest of Argos, at five o'clock this morning. Death was attributed to old age and complications and resulted after an illness of six years' duration.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county, September 11, 1846, the daughter of Thomas and Maria NELLANS, and had lived in the Argos community for 50 years. She was united in marriage 65 years ago to Wilbur S. ROBINSON, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are one son, Elba ROBINSON, Argos; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Redman, at whose home she died; two brothers, John NELLANS and George NELLANS, both of Mentone; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock, 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 will be removed to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Mary Redman, Sunday afternoon and returned to the Grossman funeral parlors Monday morning for rites.

Monday, March 23, 1942

Everett O. STRONG, 65, native of Akron, died suddenly at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at 1420 South Main street, this city.
The deceased was born May 15, 1876, in Akron, the son of Andrew and Sarah STRONG, and had resided in the Akron community almost his entire life. His marriage was at Rochester on June 21, 1899, to Gertrude DOWNEY, who survives He was a traveling salesman in his later years and formerly owned and operated a grocery store in Akron.
Survivors are the wife, in Akron; one daughter, Mrs. W. R. GODWIN, LaPorte; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie KISTLER, Mrs. Laura STUDEBAKER and Miss Deborah STRONG, all of Akron.
Last rites will be held at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, two o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Julius PFIEFFER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.
The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, this city, to the Sheetz funeral parlors in Akron, where friends may call until the funeral.

William KAMMERER, 79 years of age, died at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Fulton County Home, where he had resided since January 1st, 1941. Death was due to complications and resulted after an illness of four years' duration. He resided at 514-1/2 North Main street before moving to the county home.
The deceased was born February 22, 1863, in Rochester, the son of Christopher and Mary SCHALL KAMMERER. He had resided in this community his entire life. Mr. Kammerer once owned a string of race horses for many years and entered them in several races over northern Indiana.
Surviving are two brothers, Frank KAMMERER, Rochester; Henry KAMMERER, Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Sanford M. PAINTER, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Glenn McGEE of the Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, March 24, 1942

Mrs. Tinsey HUNTER FREEMAN, 65 years of age, passed away at 8:30 o'clock Monday evening at her home, 949 Park street, this city. Death was due to a heart ailment and came after a four days' illness.
The deceased was born in Findlay, O., the daughter of John and Lucy FELLERS. She was first united in marriage to Lee HUNTER, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Charles FREEMAN, who is also deceased.
Surviving are a son, Otto HUNTER, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Opal WITHRED, Denver, Colo.; Floral [HUNTER], Huntington; and Audria [HUNTER], Lafayette. Another daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Foster funeral home, Rev. John CALL, of the Church of God, will officiate and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

The body will remain at the Foster funeral home, where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Harry CHAMBERLAIN, 1005 Monroe street, today received word of the death of her nephew, Albert WHIPPLE, at his home in Indianapolis Saturday night. Mr. Whipple, with his son, Albert [WHIPPLE], Jr., often visited in this city and was known by many local residents. Funeral services were held in Indianapolis today.

Mrs. Glenn KYGER, of this city, yesterday received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Laura B. THOMPSON McCLINTOCK, at her home in Frankfort Monday morning. Mrs. McClintock had resided in Frankfort for a number of years. Death resulted from an illness of several months.

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Thursday, March 26, 1942

Elmer SEWARD, 40, of Hamlet, husband of the former Marian DOUD, of near Fulton, died Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock in the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, following an illness of two months' duration. Funeral services are incomplete, but burial is to be made in Mexico.

Mrs. Alice G. FENSTERMAKER died at 8:30 o'clock this morning on her 44th birthday anniversary, at her home in Argos, 505 North Michigan street. Death was attributed to complications, resulting from an operation undergone 10 days ago in the Kelly hospital, Argos.
Alice Gertrude [COX], daughter of Leona and William COX, was born in Plymouth on March 26, 1898, and had resided in the Argos community her entire life. She was united in marriage on June 11, 1924, in Argos, to Vance FENSTERMAKER, who survives.
The deceased was a member of the Argos Christian church, Argos chapter of O.E.S., the American Legion Auxialiary and the I.W.L.A. Auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband; a niece, Julia Ann LANE, who resided at the Fenstermaker home; the mother, Mrs. Leona HOFFMAN, Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Mary KANOUSE, Argos; Mrs. Helen BONECUTTER, Marion, Ohio; Mrs. Bessie LANE, South Bend; a brother, Clarence COX, South Bend; and two half-brothers, Bernard HOFFMAN, Nappanee, and James HOFFMAN, Argos.
Last rites will be held Sunday afternoon, three o'clock, from the Argos Christian church. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, near Argos.
The body will be removed to the Fenstermaker home Friday afternoon at four o'clock. Friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Ira FARMER, of near Warsaw, died this morning about one o'clock in the Woodlawn hospital, this city. The deceased was admitted to the hospital last Sunday. The body has been removed to a Warsaw funeral parlor.

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Saturday, March 28, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. Bert [VAWTER] and Ed VAWTER are in South Bend today, attending the funeral of Donald HOSTEDLER, 34 years of age, who died of pneumonia in St. Joseph's hospital last Wednesday night. Donald was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hermie E. HOSTEDLER. He is survived by his wife, father, mother, sister and other relatives.

Monday, March 30, 1942

Mrs. Sarah E. WRIGHT, 70 years of age, succumbed at 5:10 o'clock, Sunday morning in the Woodlawn hospital, this city, after an illness of five years. Death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis, suffered a week ago. She resided at 314 Fulton avenue, Rochester.
Sarah Eleria [RUSH], daughter of Benjamin and Nancy RUSH, was born in Fulton county on January 13, 1870, and had resided in this community her entire life. She was united in marriage on October 20, 1895, to George B. WRIGHT, who preceded her in death.
The deceased was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Survivors are two sons, Ralph (Jack) WRIGHT, Rochester; Daurcy WRIGHT, South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl BOWEN, Crown Point; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three sisters, Mrs. Della SMITH, Rochester; Mrs. Laura HOISNER and Mrs. Minnie DAVIS, both of Culver.
Last rites will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Foster funeral home. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE will officiate and burial will be made in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, March 31, 1942

George V. DAWSON, pioneer citizen and retired drug store owner, suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after one o'clock this afternoon while he was talking with his daughter, Mrs. Guy BARR, in the customer's room at the First National Bank.
Mrs. Barr stated death came instantaneously and prior to the heart attack her father was apparently enjoying his usual fair health. It was stated, however, that Mr. Dawson's physician had warned him some time ago, that he was afflicted with a serious heart ailment.
Inasmuch as both Mrs. Dawson and Mrs. Barr were so severely shocked by the sudden passing of Mr. Dawson, the complete obituary of the deceased's life was not available as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press. The obituary will be carried in Wednesday's edition.

Rochester friends late yesterday were apprised of the death of Prof. Edwin J. GERMANN, 73, which occurred Sunday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Theodore BRASE, of Fort Wayne, Ind. Death resulted from pneumonia. Prof. Germann was an instructor of music in the Rochester Normal College for several years and moved from this city to Fort Wayne in the year 1904.

The survivors are a sister, Mrs. Theodore Brase and a foster sister, Mrs. Fred BRASE, both of Fort Wayune.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at the Emmaus church, in Fort Wayne and burial will be made in the Concordia Lutheran cemetery, at Fort Wayne.

Wednesday, April 1, 1942

Mrs. Mary Jane RENO, 68 years of age, died at 11 o'clock Tuesday night at her home, 509 Elizabeth street, this city. Death came suddenly and was attributed to coronary embolism.
The deceased was born in Logansport, January 4, 1874, the daughter of George and Ellen BAKER. She had resided in this community for the past three years, moving here from Mound City, Mo. She was united in marriage at Rochester, January 1, 1939, to Lawrence RENO, who survives.
Mrs. Reno was a member of the Mound City, Mo., Christian church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are three children by first husband, Tom BRIDGES, Mrs. Emma BLACK, Sedalia, Mo.; Mrs. H. A. HENDRICKS, Atlanta, Ga.; James BRIDGES, Ozark, Mo.; one brother, William BAKER, Rochester; and four sisters, Mrs. Lulu DUFFER, Terre Haute; Mrs. Clara CRAIG, Omaha, Neb.; and Mrs. Flora REED, Phoenix, Ariz.
Last rites will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Foster funeral home, this city. Rev. John CALL, of the Church of God, will officiate and burial will be made in the Sharon cemetery, west of here.
The body will be removed to the residence Thursday morning and returned to the Foster funeral chapel Friday noon, prior to the last rites.

Funeral services for George V. DAWSON, 77, prominent retired business man of this city, will be held Thursday afternoon, three o'clock, at his home, 214 West Ninth street. The Rev. Harry BAILEY, pastor of the First Baptist church will officiate and interment will be made in the Dawson family lot in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Dawson suffered a fatal heart attack at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon while he and his daughter, Mrs. Guy BARR, were conversing in the customer's room at the First National bank. Death, which came almost instantaneously, was attributed to coronary thrombosis. Mr. Dawson had been suffering from a heart ailment for the past several months, however, he had not been bedfast at any time and prior to the fatal attack he appeared to be enjoying good health.
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The deceased, who was one of the most widely known business men in this community, retired from 54 years of active ownership in the drug store business in 1938. In that year he sold his interests in the DAWSON & COPLEN Pharmacy, situated on the southwest corner of Main and Eighth streets to the firm of COPLEN & SHAFER. This veteran merchant began his business career in his father's drug store, while he was still attending the Rochester schools, later he graduated from a pharmaceutical course at Michigan University, Ann Arbor, Mich., and became a partner in the business.
Following his father's retirement from business Mr. Dawson formed a partnership with Nelson RICHTER in 1898. The firm operated as a partnership until 1905 when Mr. Dawson and family moved to the west and engaged in the drug business in San Francisco and San Luis Obispo, Calif. Following the earthquake the Dawsons returned to Rochester and re-entered business, purchasing the Richter interests. In 1920 a partnership was formed with Gene COPLEN and the firm was operated as Dawson & Coplen's drug store until the senior partner's retirement in 1938.
Mr. and Mrs. Dawson celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last October 7th, 1941, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank ENSIGN, of Boise, Idaho. The trip to the western state was made via auto with Mr. Dawson doing the driving and thoroughly enjoying the somewhat lengthy journey.
George Vernon, son of Jonathan and Isabelle (KING) DAWSON, was born September 9th, 1864, in Rochester, in the property now owned by Dr. SPARKS, 200 West Ninth street. In a ceremony solemnized at the home of Dr. and Mrs. S. P. DRAYER in Dayton, Ohio, on October 7th, 1886, Mr. Dawson was united in marriage with Miss Effie CAMPBELL. Mrs. Drayer was a sister of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Dawson then took up their residency in this city where with the exception of the few years spent in California they have since resided. Mr. Dawson was a member of the Fulton county council, serving several terms in that capacity. The deceased was of the Republican faith and was an ardent worker in the activities of that political organization.
The survivors are the wodow; a daughter, Mrs. Mary BARR, both of this city; two granddaughters, Mrs. F. L. TIPMORE, of Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. Fred ENSIGN, of Boise, Idaho; two great-grandchildren, Richard Barr [ENSIGN] and Carol Ann ENSIGN, of Boise, Idaho; and several nieces and a nephew.
The body was removed from the Val Zimmerman funeral home to the Dawson residence Wednesday morning where friends of the family may call up until the hour of the service.

Norman L. SNYDER, 40 years of age, former resident of this city, died at 12 o'clock noon Tuesday at a Logansport hospital, following an illness of about three years' duration. Mr. Snyder was seriously ill only two days.
The deceased was born in Leiters Ford, January 13, 1902, the son of Joseph and Lydia SNYDER. He resided in Rochester for 23 years, entering the U.S. Army from this city, for three years. Following completion of his term in the service, he resided in Akron for five years, until 1939, when he was taken ill and removed to the hospital.
Mr. Snyder followed the occupation of a carpenter in the later years of his life.
Survivors are four brothers, John SNYDER, Rochester; Frederick SNYDER, New Orleans, La.; Arthur SNYDER, Huntington; W. R. SNYDER, Aruba, Dutch West Indies; and four sisters, Mrs. Marion WHYBREW, Fulton; Mrs. Dell WAGONER, Talma; Mrs. Glen BRYANT and Belle SNYDER, both of Rochester.
Private funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery, this city.
The body will remain at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral parlors, where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Wilhelmina Louise DIXON, 82, former resident of the Mt. Zion neighborhood, died at her home, 323 Hickory street, in Elkhart, at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was attributed to pneumonia and came after a five months' illness. The deceased had been in failing health for three years.
Mrs. Dixon was born in Dayton, O., November 29, 1859, and was married on March 19, 1884, in Lima, O., to John A. DIXON, who preceded her in death on February 22, 1917. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon resided in Lima for a short time and then moved to a farm southeast of Rochester, in the Mt. Zion community. Mrs. Dixon moved to Elkhart in 1924.
The deceased was a member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church, Evergreen Rebekah Lodge No. 57, this city, and the American Legion Auxiliary here.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rex SWIHART, Elkhart; five sons, Charles A. DIXON, Cleveland, O.; Joseph E. DIXON, Clermont, Fla.; Henry J. DIXON, Hamilton, Ind.; Thomas W. DIXON and John A. DIXON, both of Elkhart; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Harry DORSEY and Mrs. J. D. AGERTER, both of Lima, O.; and Miss Augusta SARTOR, New York City.
Last rites will be held Friday afternoon, three o'clock, from the Presbyterian church, this city. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Thursday, April 2, 1942

Albert R. SMITH, 51, died Wednesday morning at 10:20 o'clock in his home at Monterey, after a nine months' illness. Death was attributed to complications.
Albert Richard, son of John William and Anna Laura SMITH, was born in Marceline, Mo., September 20, 1890, and had resided in the Monterey community for six years, moving there from Hammond, Ind. He was united in marriage at Crown Point, January 23, 1930, to Blanch Bertha SMITH.
The deceased, a World War I veteran, was a member of a Hammond American Legion post.
Surviving are the wife, at home; one daughter, Delores [SMITH], at home; three sons, Donald [SMITH], Leroy [SMITH] and Jimmy [SMITH], all at home; the father, J. W. SMITH, Valparaiso; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth FORSYTHE, Hammond; Mrs. Jessie RICHARDSON, Lawrence, Kans.; Mrs. Helen LUNDQUIST, Hessville, Ind.; Mrs. Laura NOWAK, Dexter, N.M.; and three brothers, William SMITH, Valparaiso; Daniel SMITH, Hammond, and Harry SMITH, Lawrence, Kan.
Last rites will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Monterey Methodist church. Rev. John WALTON, of Leiters Ford, will officiate and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery, Monterey.

Friday, April 3, 1942

Mrs. Laura Belle MOORE, 62 years of age, passed away Thursday afternoon, 12:05 o'clock, at her home a mile and one quarter west of Athens on State Road 14, after an illness of about six months' duration. She had been seriously ill for about a week. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
The deceased was born in the Athens community, March 24, 1880, the daughter of John and Lula BRYANT. She had resided in the Athens neighborhood her entire life. Her marriage was to Ora MOORE, who survives.
Mrs. Moore was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Survivors, besides the husband, are two sons, Russell [MOORE], Rochester; Rex [MOORE], of east of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar SMITH and Mrs. Leonard WOODCOX, both of Rochester; five brothers, Clinton BRYANT, East Chicago, Ind.; Wesley BRYANT, Culver; Howard BRYANT, Argos; Ted BRYANT, Arcola, Ind.; John BRYANT, Athens; a sister, Mrs. Rudy KYSER, Arcola; ten grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Athens United Brethren church. Rev. John CALL, of the Church of God, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Floyd HARDY. Burial is to be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, east of Athens.
The body was removed from the Val Zimmerman funeral home to the residence this afternoon.

Saturday, April 4, 1942

Mrs. John CHARTERS, of the Prairie Grove neighborhood, has received word that her son, Carl CHARTERS, was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, last December 7th.
Mr. Charters was employed on construction work on an army base near Honolulu at the time of the bombing, it was stated. He was a resident of Portland, Ore.
Surviving are the wife and two sons, all in Portland; two brothers, Earl CHARTERS, stationed with the U.S. Army in the Hawaiian Islands; Sam CHARTERS, of the Prairie Grove community; the mother; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice RUSH, of South Bend and Mrs. Ruth BEGHTOL, of Prairie Grove.

Monday, April 6, 1942

Mrs. Alma Kathryn HEATON, of Logansport, former resident of Fulton passed away Sunday morning at the Cass County hospital. Death was caused by Carcinoma following an illness of two months' duration.
Alma Kathryn [FRY], daughter of James and Lucinda (ROUCH) FRY, was born in Liberty township on July 13th, 1896. On January 20th, 1916, she was united in marriage with Lawrence HEATON, and resided near Fulton for several years. She was a member of the Baptist church of Fulton.
The survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Louise COOPER and Miss Lois HEATON, both of Logansport; a son, Walter [HEATON], of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, Harold FRY, of Peru; her father, James M. FRY, of Wabash, and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Fulton Baptist church, with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Interment will be made in the Fulton cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Ditmire funeral home until the hour of the services.

Parker D. NEWHOUSE, 54, of Argos, passed away at his home, one o'clock Sunday afternoon. Death was attributed to heart trouble. He had been in ill health for the past year.
The deceased had been a resident of the Argos community throughout his life and followed the occupation of farming.
Parker Dean [?], son of Clemen and Lavina NEWHOUSE, was born October 12th, 1887, in Green township, Marshall county, Ind He was united in marriage with Lillie LOWMAN on August 20th, 1914. Mr. Newhouse was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
The survivors are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Virginia REDDINGER of Argos; two grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Nora THOMPSON, of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Eunice THOMPSON, of Argos; and a brother, Ora NEWHOUSE, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Argos Methodist church with Rev. E. Duane THISTLETHWAITE in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Tuesday, April 7, 1942

Miss Sarah SULLIVAN, 76 years of age, a resident of Talma, died Tuesday morning at a hospital in Logansport, following a serious illness of 17 days' duration. Death was attributed to paralysis.
Born August 6, 1865, the daughter of Dennis and Mary O'CONNELL SULIVAN the deceased had resided in the Talma neighborhood almost her entire life.
Only survivors are several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be conducted at two o'clock Thursday afternoon, from the Talma Christian church, Rev. KENNEDY officiating. Burial will be mae in the Richter cemetery, near Talma.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home, this city, to the home of Mrs. Ada BOWMAN, Talma, at seven o'clock Wednesday evening. Friends may call until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, April 8, 1942

George H. WHITTENBERGER, 75 years of age, well known Akron resident, died at 6:10 o'clock this morning in the Woodlawn hospital here from injuries sustained in a two-car crash last Sunday evening, two and a half miles west of Akron on State Road 14. Mr. Whittenberger, who resided three miles southwest of Akron, had been confined in the hospital since the accident.
The crash occurred when an auto driven by the deceased collided with a car operated by Howard LANDIS, of Henry township. Mrs. Landis, accompanying her husband, was also injured in the collision and was removed to the hospital. Her condition was reported today as satisfactory.
George, son of Reuben and Hester WHITTENBERGER, was born near Akron on June 30, 1866, and had resided in that community his entire life. He was united in marriage to Martha Ann PERSONETT, on January 17, 1891.
Surviving are the wife, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Harley ROGERS, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Charles HARTER, of west of Akron; one brother, Samuel WHITTENBERGER, who resides southwest of Akron; and a grandson, Earl ROGERS.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Whittenberger residence, southwest of Akron. Rev. Julius PFEIFFER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, west of Akron.
The body will be removed from the Dale Sheetz funeral home to the residence, 9:30 o'cock Thursday morning. Friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Miss Bessie KEEL, of this city, has received word of the death of her cousin, Gus COLLINS, of Plentywood, Mont., in Chicago last March 25th. The body was returned to Plentywood for burial. Mr. Collins was a former resident of Fulton county.

Thursday, April 9, 1942

Friends in this city have been advised of the death of Mrs. Flora PASCHALL DAVIS, 67, former resident of this community, at her home in Gardina, Calif., last Monday.

Death was due to a stroke and burial was made in Gardina Wednesday.
Born in Fulton county, May 9, 1874, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry PASCHALL, the deceased is survived by one daughter, Mariana [DAVIS]; two sisters, Mrs. McHARVEY, of Gardina; Gladys ALLEN, Hammond; a brother, John PASCHALL, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

Near the evening and the setting sun on April 8, 1942, John H. SHELTON passed away. Mr. Shelton, the last Civil War veteran of Fulton county, who like the others of this community, served his country valiantly and devotedly, and who during all his life, was a devoted friend and defender of all veterans and their families, a man who loved humanity and loved to serve. He considered every man his brother and he had a positive genius for friendship and his friends were legion.
By nature he was calm, positive, but not combative. He was not combative because he scorned to wound or offend. He was generous and he was kindly. He could not stoop to do a mean thing, he never harbored a mean thought, for he was above all else a gentleman, a cultured knight. An American gentleman of the old school, and a devout patriot. If today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better than today, it is because such men as John Shelton lived and in that time helped prexerve this Union. He labored in a great day and in a great generation. For John H. Shelton, friend, neighbor, relative, American, and our last citizen who fought that this nation might be preserved:
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Our friend and comrade, yours is the vanished hand. Yours a voice we will no longer hear upon this earth. But memories of your fine patriotism, your Americanism, your citizenship, your geniality and of your pleasant association with all who knew you shall linger long. -- Otis I. MINTER, Mayor.

Mrs. Pauline BRINKROEGER passed away Wednesday afternoon at her home, 1210 Union street, Fort Wayne, following an extended illness. Surviving are the husband, William [BRINKROEGER]; two sons, Paul [BRINKROEGER] and William [BRINKROEGER], both of Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon in Fort Wayne. The son, William Brinkroeger, is well known by many persons in this city, as he has often visited here.

Friday, April 10, 1942

Alvin B. POLLEY, 69 years of age, retired farmer, died at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home in Tiosa. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to coronary embolism.
Alvin Baker, son of Henry and Eliza POLLEY, was born in Fulton county, September 8, 1872, and had resided in this community his entire life.
He was a member of the Grandview church.
Surviving are three sons, Parry [POLLEY], Plymouth; Marion [POLLEY], Toledo, O.; Ernest [POLLEY], Chesterton, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Rhoda METZGER, LaPorte; Mrs. Ralph ALDERFER, Rochester, Mrs. Sylvia MEYERS, Plymouth; Miss Arvilla POLLEY, Rochester; two brothers, Lewis POLLEY and Frank POLLEY, both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Jane MARCELLUS, Defiance, O.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Last rites will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Grandview church. Rev. WEYANT will officiate and burial will be made in the Masonic cemetery, in Culver.

The body will remain at the Foster funeral home, this city, until the hour of the funeral.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard WEIR, of this city, received word Wednesday of the death of Mark KESSLER, former resident of Rochester, at Detroit, Mich. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George KESSLER, late of this city.

Saturday, April 11, 1942

Paul H. HOOVER, 26 years of age, lifetime resident of this community, died at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Irene Byron sanitarium, Fort Wayne, where he had been confined since January, 1939. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Mr. Hoover resided at 1130 Monroe street, this city.
Paul Herschell, son of Earl and Ota SOWERS HOOVER, was born in the Mr. Zion community on February 8, 1916, and had resided in Rochester and vicinity his entire life.
The deceased, who followed the occupation of a printer, attended the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving are the parents, at home; three brothers, Victor HOOVER, Des Moines, Iowa; Glenn HOOVER, Akron; Doyne HOOVER, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia FLOHR, Akron; Mrs. Miriam SMITH, Indianapolis; and one grandmother, Mrs. Emma SOWERS, South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock, from the Christian church, this city. Rev. Harry MOUNT will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Hoover residence, this city, Monday morning. Friends may call at the residence, or at the funeral home prior to Monday morning.

Monday, April 13, 1942

William P. MAHONEY, 70, Newcastle township farmer, died at the Woodlawn hospital, 9:16 o'clock this morning, from injuries sustained January 17, when the auto in which he was riding was struck by a train at the Eshelman crossing, northeast of here. Mr. Mahoney had been confined to the Woodlawn hospital since the crash.
Mahoney was riding with George WALTZ, 76, of Newcastle township, when their auto was struck by a fast, southbound Nickel Plate freight train. Waltz was killed almost instantly by the crash.
William P., son of John and Emily MAHONEY, was born in Marshall county on February 2, 1872, and had resided in this community almost his entire life. He was united in marriage to Pearl SHAFER, who survives.
The deceased was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, J. D. MAHONEY, East Highland, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Minerva EVERSOLE, Tippecanoe; and one grandchild.
Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel. The body has been removed to the Foster funeral home of this city.

Burial was made in the Citizens cemetery, one o'clock this afternoon, for Terry Joe [KUHN], infant son of John and Dorothy KUHN, of southeast of here, who was stillborn at the home of his parents Saturday evening.
Surviving are the partnts, two brothers, Larry [KUHN] and Jerry John [KUHN], one half-brother, Arthur [KUHN], and five sisters, Donna [KUHN], Ruth [KUHN], Wilma [KUHN], Ellamae [KUHN], and Rose [KUHN], all at home.

Mrs. Sarah CROCKETT, 85, of Walton, mother of Carl CROCKETT of Akron, died at 11:30 o'clock Saturday night at Logansport, following a lingering illness. Funeral services wil be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Walton, with burial in Walton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, April 14, 1942

Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Harrison funeral home, in Kewanna, for Robert W. AGNEW, 29, who succumbed at 11:45 p.m. Saturday in the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis. Death was due to complications and followed nine years of ill health. The deceased was a resident of Kewanna. Rev. Marshall LUCAS, of the Methodist church at Kewanna, officiated at the services and burial was made in the Winamac cemetery.
Robert Woodrow, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert AGNEW, was born in Winamac, July 12, 1912, and had resided in the Kewanna community almost his entire life.
Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Wayne AGNEW of Kokomo, and John AGNEW, of Kewanna; and one sister, Lois AGNEW, of South Bend.

William J. GARNER, 80, retired farmer, died at 12:00 noon today at his home, 514 Fulton avenue, this city, after an illness of five months' duration. Paralysis was the cause of death.
William Jacob, son of Henry and Arilla GARNER, was born May 11, 1861, in Cass county, Mich. He came to this community when a small child and has resided here since that time. He was united in marriage on April 12 1884, to Della PRILL, who preceded him in death. His second marriage was on January 20, 1934, to Mrs. Clarissa GARNER, who survives.
The deceased was a member of the Evangelical church, Rochester.
Surviving are the wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Gertie KENNELL, Rochester; Mrs. Goldie ZAHNISER, Oceanside, Calif.; Mrs. Gladys CASTLEMAN, Rochester; three sons, Harley [GARNER], Argos; Clyde [GARNER], Bruce Lake; Clarence [GARNER], San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Anna SANDERS, Rochester; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements were not completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press, but will be announced in an early issue. The body has been removed to the Foster funeral home in this city.

Horace EATON, 76 years of age, died at 11 o'clock Monday morning at his home in Argos, due to heart trouble. Mr. Eaton had been in failing health for the past four years, when he fractured his hip in a fall.
Born in Argos, the son of Reason and Mary Jane EATON, the deceased had remained in that community his entire life. He never married.
Surviving are one brother, Charles EATON, of Culver; one sister, Mrs. Maude SCENT, of Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.

Last rites will be held from the Grossman funeral home, in Argos, Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. E. Duane THISTLETHWAITE will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, near Argos.
The body has been taken to the Grossman funeral parlors where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Last rites will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon from the Tipecanoe Methodist church, for William P. MAHONEY, 70, who died at the Woodlawn hospital here Monday morning from injuries received January 17 in a train-auto crash, northeast of this city. Rev. J. H. KENNEDY will officiate at the services and burial will be made in the Tippecanoe cemetery.
The body was removed this afternoon to the Mahoney residence, nine miles northeast of here, from the Foster funeral home. Friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Wednesday, April 15, 1942

Mrs. Tryphina KIRKPATRICK, 81 years of age, passed away at 3:05 a.m. today at her home, 941 Logan street, South Bend, after a serious illness of one week. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of eight years' duration.
Tryphina [HERRIMAN], daughter of Isaac and Lydia HERRIMAN, was born January 6, 1861, in Bremen, Ind., and had resided in South Bend for the past 22 years. She was united in marriage to James H. KIRKPATRICK, on March 19, 1882, in Milford, Ind. Her husband and four children preceded her in death.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick was a member of the Brethren church of South Bend.
Surviving are six sons, Isaac [KIRKPATRICK], Milo [KIRKPATRICK], Fred [KIRKPATRICK], William [KIRKPATRICK], and Thomas [KIRKPATRICK], all of South Bend; Leroy [KIRKPATRICK] of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle ROSS, Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Virgia GERARD, Mishawaka; and Edith [KIRKPATRICK], South Bend; and one sister, Mrs. Anna TROUT, Bremen.
Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel.

Funeral services for William J. GARNER, who died here yesterday, will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Evangelical church in this city. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE, assisted by Rev. G. R. CHAMPLIN of the United Brethren church, will officiate and burial will be at the local I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body wil be removed this evening from the Foster funeral home to the residence, 514 Fulton avenue. Friends may call until the hour of the services.

Rochester friends early today were apprised of the tragic death of Welcome J. MILLER, which occurred at his home in Plymouth this morning, as a result of injuries suffered when his car was struck by a Pennsylvania freight train, in Plymouth last night.
Mr. Miller is well known throughout both the business and residential sections of the city, as he has been a regular business visitor here for the past score of years or more. Mr. Miller at the time of his demise was engaged in piano tuning and the real estate business. During his business trips to Rochester he transacted his piano tuning appointments from the W. A. HOWARD jewelry store.
Mr. Miller is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Virginia TREET, of Plymouth. Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, April 16, 1942

Funeral services for Mrs. Tryphina KIRKPATRICK, who passed away in South Bend yesterday from heart trouble, will be held in the Miami Street Brethren church, South Bend, at 10:00 o'clock Friday morning, April 17th. Burial will be made in the Bremen cemetery.

Funeral services for Welcome MILLER will be held at the residence, 407 North Michigan street, Plymouth, 2:30 o'clock, Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friday, April 17, 1942

Mrs. Mina M. BOWELL, 83 years of age, died at 8:00 p.m., last Wednesday evening, at her home, 220 North Michigan street, Argos, Ind. Death was due to complications, following an illness of six months.
Mina M. [CROCO], the daughter of Adam and Mary CROCO, was born February 12, 1859, in Argos, where she had lived all her life. She was united in marriage on October 11, 1878, to Bowen C. BOWELL, who survives.
Mrs. Bowell was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, and two sons, Clyde [BOWELL], of Douglas, Wyo., and Russell [BOWELL], of San Francisco, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at the Argos Methodist church Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. E. Duane THISTLETHWAITE will be assisted by Rev. W. B. COLLIER of Battleground.
The body has been removed from the Grossman funeral home to the residence, 220 North Michigan street, Argos, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

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Monday, April 20, 1942

Mrs. Gertrude BOWMAN, 66, of near Fulton, met a tragic death early Sunday morning when she walked from her farm home to nearby Chesapeake and Ohio railroad tracks and threw herself in front of a freight train. Death was due to a skull fracture, Coroner Dean K. STINSON reported.
Mrs. Bowman had been despondent and worried since the death of her husband, John BOWMAN, last December 2, Clarence McCROSKY, brother of the victim said. She had come to live with her brother after her husband's death.
McCrosky said that he had returned from Rochester about 11 o'clock Saturday evening found his sister had retired for the night. He did not hear her dress and leave the house, he said.
Evidently Mrs. Bowman walked across the farm to the crossing where she waited for the approaching train and then leaped in the path of the locomotive. James BRANDOLF of Peru, was the conductor of the train and Ralph JOHNSON, also of Peru, was the engineer. One member of the crew remained at the scene while the train went on to Fulton to notify the authorities.
Mrs. Bowman, daughter of Louis and Nancy McCROSKY, was born February 28, 1876, in Ohio. She was united in marriage to John BOWMAN on February 3, 1895, and lived most of her life in Fulton county.
She was a member of the Prairie Grove United Brethren church.
Surviving are six brothers, Delbert [McCROSKY], Con [McCROSKY], Harley [McCROSKY], and Clarence [McCROSKY], all of northwest of Fulton; Cecil [McCROSKY], of Richland Center; and Virgil [McCROSKY], of Hammond; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford CRABB, Indianapolis; and several nephews and one niece.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton, with Rev. Noah McCOY officiating. Burial was made at the Salem cemetery, northwest of Fulton.

Mrs. Sarah E. GEYER, 74, passed away early Sunday morning at her home at 129 West Seventh street. Death was due to complications, following an illness of 15 years.
Sarah E. [KITSON], daughter of Isaac and Margaret KITSON, was born in Elkhart county, Ind., on February 3, 1868. She had been a resident of this city since 1916.
She was a member of the local Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, John L. GEYER; four sons, Mandel [GEYER], of Lima, Ohio; Noel [GEYER], of South Whitley; Herschel [GEYER] and Buel [GEYER], both of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel GALENTINE, of South Bend; a brother, sister, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 1:30 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made at the Fairview cemetery, near Servia, Ind.

Marietta ALLEN, 80, died at 10 p.m. last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth VICE, two miles west of Lapaz. She died of complications, following an illness of two years.
Marietta [JOHNSON], the daughter of John and Elizabeth JOHNSON, was born February 16, 1862, in Fulton county, where she has lived her entire life. She was united in marriage to Eber ALLEN, who preceded her in death.
Surviving ar four sons, Charles [ALLEN], of Macy; John [ALLEN], of Anderson; Rex [ALLEN], of South Bend; Oscar [ALLEN], of Deerpark, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Daisy MOORE, Allegan, Mich.; Mrs. Ruth Vice, of Lapaz, and Mrs. Hazel WOLFORD, of South Bend; and one sister, Mrs. Jack EASTERDAY of this city.
Funral services will be held at the United Brethren church in Rochester, 2 p.m., Wednesday afternoon. The body will remain at the Foster funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Isaac D. HORNER, 55, farmer, was found dead at his farm southwest of Argos, Sunday noon by his brother, Walter HORNER, of Knox. Death was due to a heart attack and was believed to have occurred about six o'clock last Friday evening.
Isaac D., son of Henry and Elizabeth HORNER, was born in Ohio, April 2, 1887, moved to Fulton county when he was a small boy and has lived here all his life. He never married. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mrs. Grace PONTIUS, and a brother, Calvin [HORNER].

Surviving are three brothers, Walter [HORNER], of Knox; Harvey [HORNER], of Rochester and Oscar [HORNER] of Wabash; and three sisters, Mrs. George SAYGERS, of Argos; Mrs. Jennie HALL, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Frank MARTIN, of Leesburg.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

John A. BARNES, 66, formerly of Akron, son of Adam and Sarah BARNES, died in Wabash Sunday morning. Last rites will be held at the Jones Funeral Home, Wabash, Tuesday, at 1 p.m.
Surviving are one brother, Frank [BARNES], of Wabash; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank NEWCOMER, Claypool, Ind., and Mrs. Jesse SWICK, Akron.

L. G. WILTSHIRE, 62, former resident of this city and Macy, passed away Sunday afternoon at his home in Hammond. Death resulted from a heart ailment following an illness of six months' duration.
The deceased, who was the son of Horace and Ellen (SMITH) WILTSHIRE, was born in Rochester. His wife was Jennie HIZER.
The survivors are five sons, William [WILTSHIRE], of Hammond; Jacob [WILTSHIRE] and Benjamin [WILTSHIRE], of Whiting; Jesse [WILTSHIRE] and Dean [WILTSHIRE], in the U. S. army; a daughter, Mrs. Florence VERVER, of Hammond; two brothers, Max [WILTSHIRE], of Peru; Benjamin [WILTSHIRE], of Macy, and a sister, Mrs. Ransom FIELD, of Huntington.
Funeral services had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, April 21, 1942

Mrs. Charles COUGHENOUR, 66 years of age, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hazel BALL, in South Bend yesterday noon, following an illness of four months. The deceased had lived in South Bend for the past 30 years, coming there after residing in this city.
Nellie May [McKEE], the daughter of Jesse and Luvina McKEE, was born on March 28, 1876, in Kewanna, Ind. She was united in marriage to Charles COUGHENOUR on June 10, 1897, in Rochester. Her husband preceded her in death.
Mrs. Coughenour was a member of the Reformed church at Bruce Lake.
Surviving are six children, Mrs. Hazel Ball, Harry E. COUGHENOUR, Thurl C. COUGHENOUR, Kenneth E. COUGHENOUR, Mrs. Opal DAY, all of South Bend; and Mrs. Donna BEYER of Mishawaka; also seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Bert GILLESPIE and Mrs. Edna ZELLARS, Kewanna; Herbert McKEE Rochester; Lewis McKEE, Royal Center; Clarence McKEE, Earl Park; and Jesse McKEE, Gilman, Ill.
Friends will be received in the Forest Hay funeral home, 1202 South Michigan street, South Bend, until Wednesday morning when the body will be taken to the home of Mrs. Bert Gillespie, Kewanna, to lie there from 11 a.m. until the funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
Rev. Hugh HALL of the Kewanna Baptist church, will officiate. Interment will be made at the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Wednesday, April 22, 1942

Schuyler Daniel JOHNSON, 74, Aubbeenaubbee township farmer, passed away at 12:30 p.m. today on his farm near Leiters Ford. Death was due to complications which followed an illness of two weeks.
Schuyler Daniel, the son of Samuel and Margaret JOHNSON, was born in Pulaski county on November 24, 1867. He had resided in Fulton county for the past 48 years. He was united in marriage to Eunice FERNBAUGH PICKENS on November 7, 1898. He was preceded in death by two step-sons, Ernest [PICKENS] and Omer PICKENS, and one daughter, Mrs. Mabel SHERIDAN.
He was a member of the Zion church.
Surviving are the wife, one son, Walter JOHNSON of Culver; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde OVERMYER, Kewanna, and Mrs. George NICKELS, Rochester; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Sarah JONES, Culver and Mrs. Elizabeth PUDENICH, Bruce Lake Station.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in an early issue of The News-Sentinel.

Laura May STUDEBAKER, 79 years of age, died in Akron yesterday afternoon of complications, following an illness of several months.
Laura May [STRONG], the daughter of Andrew and Sarah STRONG, was born February 2, 1863. She resided in Fulton county all her life. Her husband preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters Mrs. Helen ARTER, Mrs. Fay SAUSAMAN, both of Akron, Mrs. Edith HILLIS, Logansport; and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie KISTLER and Miss Deborah STRONG, both of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at the Church of God at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Akron. Interment will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Akron.

Funeral services for L. G. WILTSHIRE, 62, who passed away Sunday afternoon at his home in Hammond, Ind., will be held at the Methodist church in Macy, Thursday afternoon, two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy.

Mrs. M. O. KING and Mrs. Arthur METZLER yesterday received word of the sudden death of their brother-in-law, O. E. ACKER, which occurred at his home in Minneapolis, Minn., Tuesday morning. Mr. Acker, who was born at Bourbon, Ind., visited Rochester relatives during the Christmas holiday season, and had numerous friends in this community.

Thursday, April 23 1942

Mrs. Charles ROUCH, 80, succumbed at one o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cecil McCROSKY, one-half mile west of Richland Center. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy.
Melisa Victoria [JOHNSON], the daughter of Chancey and Cornelia JOHNSON, was born December 16, 1861, in Fulton county and had lived in this county her entire life. She was united in marriage to Charles ROUCH December 21, 1879, who died in 1881.
The deceased was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth McCROSKY, Richland Center; one sister, Emma JOHNSON, Richland Center; and one aunt, Cynthia Ann RICHARDSON, Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, 2:30 p.m., at the McCrosky home, west of Richland Center. Burial will be made at the Salem cemetery, northwest of Fulton.
The body will be returned from the Ditmire funeral home to the McCrosky home this evening, where friends may call.

Friday, April 24, 1942

Winamac, Ind., April 24. - Mrs. John G. REIDELBACH, 72, widow of the late Judge REIDELBACH, died yesterday afternoon at the Mercy hospital in Gary. She had been living at Gary with her daughter, Mrs. Archie WICKHAM since last September.
The body was returned to the Kennedy Funeral Home here but funeral arrangements were indefinite today.
Survivors, besides Mrs. Wickham are a son Cletus [REIDELBACH], of Chicago; and two daughters, Mrs. Free GROSS and Katherine REIDELBACH of Winamac. A sister, Miss Jennie HIGGINS, died about ten days ago.

Saturday, April 25, 1942

Anson Lee OVERMYER, 57, of Lake Maxinkuckee, passed away Friday at Excelsior Springs, Mo., according to word received here today. Death was due to complications.
Mrs. Overmyer and son will go to Excelsior Springs and will return to Lake Maxinkuckee with the body. Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete.
Anson Overmyer, eldest son of W. F. OVERMYER, is the brother of Charles S. OVERMYER of this city.

Monday, April 27, 1942

Mrs. Marion W. WHYBREW, 47, died at her home in Fulton, 1 p.m. Sunday, after an illness of three months. Death was due to heart trouble.
Esta May [SNYDER], the daughter of Joseph and Lydia SNYDER, was born in Fulton county, in October of 1894. She was united in marriage to Marion W. WHYBREW, June 2, 1922.
The deceased was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Marion [WHYBREW], Jr., and Emerson [WHYBREW], both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Dell WAGONER, of Talma; Mrs. Glen BRYANT and Miss Belle SNYDER, both of Rochester; four brothers, John SNYDER, of Rochester; Frederick [SNYDER], of New Orleans, La.; Arthur [SNYDER], of Huntington, W. Ind. [?]; and W. R. SNYDER, of Aruba, Dutch West Indies.
Funeral services will be held, two p.m. Tuesday, at the Fulton Baptist church, the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body has been returned from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Lucy P. MIKESELL, 68, passed away at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon at her residence, seven miles southeast of this city in the Millark community. She had been in ill health for some time.
Lucy P. [McMAHAN], the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McMAHAN, was born in Fulton county June 22, 1873.

Surviving are the husband; four sons, Von [MIKESELL], Victor [MIKESELL] and Kenneth [MIKESELL], all of South Bend; Arthur [MIKESELL], of Plymouth; and one daughter, Mrs. Irpha MARSHALL, of Rochester.
Services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Evangelical church in this city. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be assisted by Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be returned from the Moyer funeral home in Akron to the residence this evening where friends may call.

Funeral services for Anson L. OVERMYER, who passed away last Friday at Excelsior Springs, Mo., were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Maxinkuckee church. Burial was made at the Richland Center cemetery.

Tully W. MASTELLAR, 81, of this city, passed away at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two months. Death was due to complications.
Born and reared in Fulton, he was the son of William and Catherine MASTELLAR. On December 8, 1885, he was united in marriage to Chloe CALLOWAY, who preceded him in death in 1940.
The deceased lived his entire life in Fulton county, except for a short time spent in Elkhart. He was employed here as a hardware clerk and later as a painter.
He was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fern SHERBONDY, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Harold ACHBERGER, both of Elkhart; and one brother, Clarence MASTELLAR, of Athens.
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church, 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Harry BAILEY officiating. Burial will be made at the Mt. Zion cemetery.
The body will remain at the Val Zimmerman funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Mary HUXLEY, 36, wife of County Agent Martin J. HUXLEY, died this morning at 4:25 a.m. in the St. Vincent's hospital, Indianapolis, of a cerebral hemorrhage, following an illness of two months.
Mary [WILLIAMS], the daughter of Flavius and Ida WILLIAMS, was born September 17, 1905, in Morgan county, Ind. The Huxley family came to Rochester in January of 1939 from Osgood, Ind.
The deceased was a member of the First Christian church and the McKinley Home Economics Club.
Surviving are the husband, two children, William J. [HUXLEY] and Rosemary [HUXLEY]; three brothers, Hubert [WILLIAMS], Paul [WILLIAMS], and Chester [WILLIAMS], all of Martinsville; and one sister, Helen VanBUSKIRK, Gosport, Ind.
Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Other services will be held Thursday in Martinsville. The Rev. Harry MOUNT will officiate at both services. The body will remain at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the funeral Wednesday.

Thursday, April 28, 1942

Mrs. Barney L. PERSCHBACHER, 63 years of age, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning at her home, 119 West Seventh street, of coronary embolism, following an illness of four weeks.
Maude Ellen [EMMERSON], the daughter of Ed and Sarah Ann EMMERSON, was born July 8, 1878, in Tiosa. She was united in marriage to Barney L. PERSCHBACHER and has lived in Rochester for the past 46 years.
She was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving are the husband; one son, Edward [PERSCHBACHER]; one daughter, Mrs. Frank REED; and a grandson, Richard YOUNG, all of this city; and a twin brother, Claude EMMERSON, of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, at the Foster funeral home, the Rev. Glenn McGEE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body remains at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Zina DUDDLESON, 41, of near Culver, died last evening at 11:50 p.m. in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth, following injuries which he sustained Friday when he was dragged by the horse which he was riding in from the field. The deceased was a lifelong resident of the Culver community.
Surviving are the wife, Lottie [DUDDLESON]; five sisters, Mrs. Nellie ZECHIEL, Mrs. Elsie WAGONER, Mrs. Margaret ZELLERS and Miss Ferriol DUDDLESON, all of Culver; Mrs. Zelda DECK, of Mishawaka; two brothers, Albert [DUDDLESON], of Culver, and Charles [DUDDLESON], of Midnight, Miss.; three stepsons, James [MARSHALL] and Allen MARSHALL, of Culver, and Lieut. MARSHALL, of San Antonio, Tex.
Burial will be made at the Culver Masonic cemetery. The body will remain at the Easterday funeral home in Culver where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at the Culver Evangelical church.

John D. MADERY, 4463 Clifton avenue, Chicago, Ill., died at 5 a.m. Monday morning in Chicago of heart trouble, according to word received here today by Mrs. James CHARTERS.
The deceased was a former resident of Fulton. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning in Chicago.

Owen DOYLE, 70, of near Monterey, died Saturday morning at 7:15 a.m. in the Holy Family hospital in LaPorte, after a serious illness of five days. The deceased had been confined to his home during the past five years.
Mr. Doyle was born in Chicago, and moved to a farm in the Monterey vicinity in Starke county forty years ago. He was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic church in Monterey.
Surviving are a son, Harry M. DOYLE, Boston, Mass.; four daughters, Mrs Jane WHITING and Mrs. Agnes FRIDLUND, both of South Bend; Mrs. Helen ROULETTE, Inglewood, Calif.; and Mrs. Roselle LANGENBAHM, Kingsbury, Ind.; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, April 29, at 9 o'clock at the St. Anne's church in Monterey. Rev. John SCHALL, of Logansport, and Rev. Leo BREITENBACH, of Monterey, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery near Monterey.

Wednesday, April 29, 1942

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock for Mary Lee [SOUTHERTON], the infant daughter of Lee and Orpha SOUTHERTON, three miles northeast of Macy, at the residence. Burial was made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in this city.
Survivors are the parents, one brother, Glen [SOUTHERTON]; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George SOUTHERTON; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary B. YODER.
The child was born December 8, 1941.

Thursday, April 30, 1942

Frank HULSE, 91, father of Mrs. Carl VanTRUMP, of this city, passed away Wednesday afternoon, 3:30 o'clock, at the Pinel hospital in Chicago. Death resulted from complications following an illness of 10 days' duration.
Mr. Hulse, who was a pioneer resident of the Chicago south side, was the oldest member of the Jackson Park Masonic lodge and one of the few remaining charter members of the order.
For over two score years he was in the service of the Pinkerton detective agency. He was also prominently known throughout the nation's grand derby circuits and was one of the founders of the Hawthorne track in Chicago.
The deceased retired from all business activities over a score of years ago, when he returned from the west to take up his residency at 1377 East 63rd street, Chicago.
Frank, son of Rev. Richard and Lucy (BURTON) HULSE was born February 2nd, 1851, on a farm near Kokomo, Ind. In the year of 1882 he was united in marriage with Miss Arwesta HAY in a ceremony solemnized at the Hay home near Culver, Ind. In the earlier years of his life he was engaged in the contracting business in and around Culver and later removed to Chicago.
The sole survivor is the daughter, Mrs. Susie Fay VanTRUMP, of this city. A son, Earl HULSE, died in Pekin, China, a number of years ago, while enroute on a trip around the world.
Funeral services will be held at the Carl VanTRUMP residence, 219 West Eleventh street, Saturday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the VanTRUMP home after 3 o'clck Friday afternoon where friends may call.

Mrs. R. I. WISNER, 82, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Monroe GRAU, south of Gilead. Death was due to complications, following an illness of several weeks.
Flora Bell [GRISHOW], the daughter of Madison and America GRISHOW, was born January 30, 1860, in Sharpsville, Ind. She was united in marriage to R. I. WISNER on January 26, 1883. She lived with her daughter, near Gilead, since the death of her husband in 1928.
The deceased was a member of the Sharpsville Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn FOUGH, Kokomo, and Mrs. Monroe GRAU, Gilead; one sister, Molly [GRISHOW], Atlanta, Ind.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist church in Sharpsville, the Rev. C. W. MONTGOMERY officiating. Burial will be made in the Sharpsville cemetery.
The body has been taken from the Moyer funeral home in Akron to the residence, south of Gilead, where friends may call.

Friday, May 1, 1942

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Saturday, May 2, 1942

Funeral services will be held for Orlando MEREDITH, of near Burket, Sunday afternoon, 3:15, at the Methodist church in Burket. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mentone.
The deceased was injured in a train accident two weeks ago when the truck in which he was riding was struck by a train. Meredith was taken to the hospital in Warsaw where he passed away Friday morning.
Surviving are the wife and two children.

Monday, May 4, 1942

Fred D. JEFFERIES, 39, passed away Sunday at the Kelly hospital in Argos. Mr. Jefferies had been ill but a week and underwent an appendectomy a few days ago. The deceased who followed the occupation of farming was well known throughout the Argos vicinity.
Fred D., son of Ott and Della JEFFERIES, was born July 27th, 1902, at Mentone, Ind. He had been a resident of Argos for the past 16 years. On December 24th, 1923, he was united in marriage with Ina FENSTERMAKER. He was a member of the Palestine Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife; four children, Mary Joann [JEFFERIES], Marcelle [JEFFERIES], Barbara [JEFFERIES] and Kenneth [JEFFERIES], all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ott JEFFERIES of Claypool, Ind.; a brother, Royal [JEFFERIES], of Claypool; and a sister, Mrs. Lucille FISHER, of Palestine.
The body will be removed from the Grossman funeral home to the Jefferies home, 608 Maple avenue, Argos, Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, three o'clock, at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

The body of Thomas J. EGAN, who died November 23, 1941, at Waco, Tex., arrived Saturday evening at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. This afternoon it was removed to the Christian Science church in South Bend where services were held and interment was made in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend.
The deceased is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Mary GRUBE of the Poplar Grove community, southwest of Argos.

Tuesday, May 5, 1942

Warsaw Ind., May 5 (INS) - George M. NORRIS, 77, of Mentone, committed suicide by hanging himself in his barn. The body was found last night. Investigators were told that he had been in ill health.

Wednesday, May 6, 1942 and Thursday, May 7, 1942

Friday, May 8, 1942

Mrs. Chester MORRIS, 57, died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday night at Woodlawn hospital of complications, following an illness of three months.
The deceased, the daughter of Jacob and Emma HARMON, both living, was born August 20, 1884, in Miami county. She was united in marriage October 31, 1903, to Chester MORRIS, who survives.
She was a member of the Akron Church of God and taught Sunday school there for a number of years.
Surviving are the husband, three daughters, Arlene MORRIS, at home; Mrs. Treva KLINE, Akron, and Mrs. Mildred KLINE, Roann; one son, Donald MORRIS, Claypool; five grandchildren; four brothers, Ray [HARMON], of Gilead; George [HARMON], of Roann; Russell [HARMON], of Grabill, Ind.; and Fred [HARMON], of Roann; and two sisters, Ica HARMON and Mrs. Maud GROGG, both of Roann.
Funeral services will be held at the Church of God in Akron, two o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery, west of Akron. The body will be removed from the Sheetz funeral home tomorrow morning to the Morris residence, three miles southeast of Akron, where friends may call.

Mrs. Charles WITHAM, 62, died at 3 a.m. Friday morning of coronary embolism at her home in Newcastle township. She was ill one day.
Henrietta [WILLIAMS], the daughter of James and Margaret WILLIAMS, was born January 26, 1880. She was united in marriage December 13, 1898, in Carroll county, to Charles W. WITHAM, who survives. She came to Newcastle township from Atwood, Kosciusko county.
She was a member of the United Brethren church at Atwood.
Surviving are the husband, three sons, Lewis [WITHAM] and William [WITHAM], both of Hammond, Clarence Arthur [WITHAM], Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Devon SHIPLEY, Silver Lake; six grandchildren; two brothers, Charles [WILLIAMS], Idaho; and James [WILLIAMS], Maryland; and one aunt, Mrs. Tilda THOMPSON, Cutler.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, at the Mentone Baptist church. Interment will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in this city. The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home in this city to the home this evening.

Eli Walter BUTLER, 69, of near Francisville, died in the Cass County hospital in Logansport at 11:45 p.m. Thursday evening of injuries which he sustained in an auto crash which occurred Thursday evening five miles west of this city.
Born July 14, 1873 in Royal Centre, the deceased lived in Rochester for many years, going to Francisville ten years ago. He was united in marriage to Cora FORD in October of 1896.
He was a member of the Tipecanoe Christian church.
Surviving are three children, Basil [BUTLER], Francisville; Mrs. Vern WASHBURN, Gary, and Samuel [BUTLER], who is at home; and one brother, Harlen [BUTLER], Michigan City.
Funeral services will be held at the Tippecanoe Christian church near Francisville at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. HURT officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery by the church. The body will remain at the Burton funeral home, in Francisville, until Monday morning.

Logansport, May 8. - One man was fatally hurt and five others escaped with bruises were suffering from shock after an automobile collision on Road 16 about six miles west of Royal Centre at 9:40 last night.
Eli BUTLER, 69, of Route 2, Winamac, died at 11:45 in Cass County hospital of his injuries.
In the hospital were Mrs. George GOOD, of Winamac; Mrs. Clara BUTLER, wife of Eli Butler, and Mrs. William SHERSEY, of Route 2, Idaville. None appeared to be seriously hurt.
Treated and dismissed were Alvin GOOD, of Route 2, Winamac, and William SHERSEY.
It appeared that two cars came together head-on at what is known as Bird's Hill. The Woltz ambulance of Royal Centre brought the victims to the Logansport hospital shortly after 10 o'clock, and Mr. Butler expired at 11:45.
Coroner M. B. STEWART was summoned, the death having taken place in Cass county.
Both cars in the accident were demolished, Mr. Woltz said.
Sheriff Verlie CONNELL of White county, said drivers were Alvin GOOD and William SHERSEY. Four children in the Shersey car, aged 2 to 9, escaped mentionable injury.

Saturday, May 9, 1942

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Monday, May 11, 1942

Mrs. Bert RUNNELLS, 54, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Monday morning at her home two miles southeast of Richland Center. Death was due to carcinoma, following an illness of one year.
Maud M. [RHINESMITH], the daughter of Edward and Louisa RHINESMITH, was born November 9, 1887, in Richland township where she spent her entire life. She was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; two brothers, Arthur RHINESMITH, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Leon RHINESMITH, of Rochester; two nieces, Mrs. Gladys FREDERICK, of Muncie, and Mrs. Dessie EMMONS, of South Bend; two nephews, Raymond CLAY, of Winamac, and Everett CLAY, of Detroit; and one uncle, Charles BEEHLER of this city. Three children preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Richland Center Methodist church with the Rev. John Paul JONES officiating. Interment will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here in Rochester. The body will remain until the hour of the funeral at the Foster funeral home in this city, where friends may call.

Relatives here have received word of the death of Swan YSBERG, 85, of Downers Grove, Ill. Surviving are two sons, Eric YSBERG, southwest of Rochester, and Herman YSBERG, of Saginaw, Mich., who were at his bedside. Also a half-brother, of Michigan; a half-sister, of California; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Joseph T. KENDALL, 69, dropped dead in front of his home, 215 Center street, Argos, Saturday evening at 5 p.m. Death was due to a heart attack.
Born March 21, 1873, in Roseman, Ind., the son of James and Sarah KENDALL, the deceased moved to Argos in 1929 where he has lived since that time. He was united in marriage to Bessie GOWLAND on September 4, 1920.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Clifford [KENDALL], in the U. S. Navy, and Henry [KENDALL], at home; one daughter, Josephine [KENDALL], at home; and one sister, Mrs. Eva WORLTEY, of Rensselaer.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman funeral home at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Tuesday, May 12, 1942

Logansport, May 12. - John ROTH, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. William ROTH living southwest of Star City, was killed and three other people were injured in a crossroad collision at the Link corner, three miles west of Star City, yesterday morning about 7:30.
In St. Joseph hospital here were Vincent ROTH, 21, brother to John, who suffered a broken leg; Mrs. James SULLIVAN, 49, wife of the Royal Center druggist, and her daughter, Alice SULLIVAN, 24. Mrs. Sullivan suffered severe head injuries and the daughter was cut and bruised.
Mrs. Sullivan and her daughter were driving west en route to Francesville where they also own a drug store, and the two Roth boys were going toward Winamac when the cars met at the corner. The Roth boys work in Winamac.
John Roth was killed when he was thrown from the car and his head struck a corner post, breaking his neck. The Sullivans were extricated only after their car had been put back on its wheels.
Dr. J. J. HALLECK of Winamac gave first aid and then the Kennedy ambulance brought the three injured to the hospital here. The body of John Roth was taken to the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac.
The father of the Roth boys, also en route for Winamac, came upon the scene a few minutes after the accident.
Services for Roth are to be held at 10:15 Wednesday morning from the St. Joseph church at Pulaski.
John was the youngest of eleven children of Mr. and Mrs. William ROTH. A member of the Pulaski high school basketball team during the past two years, the youth was just graduated from high school two weeks ago.
He was born Aug. 31, 1924, on the same farm between Pulaski and Star City where he had resided all of his life. He was a member of the C.Y.O. and the Pulaski Catholic church.
Surviving besides the parents are seven brothers, Herman [ROTH], Howard [ROTH], Harry [ROTH], all of near Star City; Harold [ROTH], a catholic priest at Park Falls, Wis.; Richard [ROTH] and Vincent [ROTH], at home; and Francis [ROTH], Camp Shelby, Miss.; and three sisters, Mrs. Marie REUTEBUCH, Pulaski; Anna Jeanette [ROTH] and Mary Margaret [ROTH], both at home.
The hospital last night reported both Mrs. and Miss Sullivan doing very well. The latter has a badly fractured leg, but her condition is satisfactory.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bert RUNNELLS will be held, 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Richland Center Methodist church. Interment will be made at the Richland Center cemetery, and not in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester as was previously stated.

Mrs. India V. KILMER, of this city, has received word of the death of Mrs. I. W. RIGGS, of Attica, Ind. Mrs. Riggs, a former resident of Rochester, has many friends here who will be sorry to hear of her death.

Wednesday, May 13, 1942

Mrs. Bernita HESSLER, 19, of Argos, passed away Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Kelly hospital. Her death resulted from premature childbirth. She had been ill but a few hours. The deceased, who had been a resident of the Argos community for practically all of her life was a graduate of the Argos high school.
Bernita [FISHBURN], daughter of Donald and Crystal FISHBURN, was born at Plymouth, Ind., on September 18th, 1922. On June 28th, 1940, she was united in marriage with John HESSLER.
The survivors are the husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fishburn of near Argos; three brothers, DeVere [FISHBURN], Roy [FISHBURN] and Lloyd [FISHBURN], and a sister, Bonnie [FISHBURN], all at home.
Funeral services will be held at the Argos Methodist church, Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE officiating. Interment will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home up until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, May 14, 1942

Plymouth, Ind., May 14. (INS) - Harry A. ANDERSON, who celebrated his 101st birthday on January 8th, died at the Morris hospital here today.
Born in Sullivan county, Anderson served in the Civil war. He spent almost a half century as a carpenter, retiring when he was 89 years of age.
Three daughters survive. They are: Mrs Pearl BRAND, of Lafayette; Mrs. Myrtle TUDOR, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Willetta CLARK, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held in Plymouth, Saturday morning.

Friday, May 15, 1942

Chief of Police Fred CARR received word this morning that his cousin, Mrs. Arthur CARR of Barron, Wisconsin, quite suddenly passed away yesterday.

Amos DRUDGE, retired farmer and stockman, passed away 4 a.m. Friday at 308 North Pontiac street, this city. Mr. Drudge had been in ill health for the past several years. Death was attributed to complications. The deceased, who for many years owned and operated his own farm in Newcastle township had a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.
Amos, son of Jerry and Emaline (ZOLMAN) DRUDGE, was born August 9th, 1872, in Newcastle township on the farm known as the old Drudge homestead. Three generations of the drudge family have resided at the farm on which the deceased was born. The present occupant being Cleo DRUDGE, son of the deceased.
Upon reaching manhood Mr. Drudge was united in marriage with Miss Marguerite TOLEN. His wife preceded him in death in 1925. Mr. Drudge removed from his farm to Rochester about 17 years ago and for a few years following operated his farming and stock buying business from this city. He retired from all business activity, however, about 10 years ago.
The survivors are two sons, Omar DRUDGE, of Akron; Cleo DRUDGE, of Newcastle township; two daughters, Mrs. Merle TROUT,of South Bend, and Mrs. Lorene OLIVER, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Ada METZLER, of this city, Mrs. Metzler being the last survivor of the Jerry and Emaline DRUDGE family have resided at the Drudge family. [sic] Nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. An infant daughter, Marjory [DRUDGE], died at the age of one year, and a brother, Charles DRUDGE passed away eight years ago.
Funeral services will be held at the Drudge residence Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock, with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Interment will be made in the Athens cemetery. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday to the Drudge residence, where friends may call to pay their respects up until the time of the services.

G. Elmer COOK, 56, former resident of Fulton, Ind., passed away 10 o'clock Thursday morning at his home, 443 South Alabama street, Indianapolis. His death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of a month's duration. During his long years of residency at Fulton, Mr. Cook was engaged in the trucking business.
George Elmer COOK was born April 21st, 1886, at Fulton, Ind. His parents were George and Amanda COOK. He was united in marriage a number of years ago to Goldie BANEY, daughter of Mrs. Agnes BANEY, of Rochester. The deceased was a member of the K. of P. and the I.O.O.F. lodges of Fulton, and was an active worker in both of these fraternal organizations.
The survivors are his wife; three sons, Arthur [COOK], Herschel [COOK] and Marvin COOK, all of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Flo ZOOK, Mrs. Bertha ABBOTT, Mrs. Rose EYTCHESON and Mrs. Lalah FRAIN, of South Bend, and two brothers, Ray [COOK] and Lee COOK of Detroit, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Rev. Stacy F. SHAW will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Alonzo L. [Lon] LOWE, former resident of Fulton county, passed away Thursday evening, 5 o'clock, at the Masonic home at Franklin, Ind. Mr. Lowe suffered a stroke of paralysis last Monday evening at the home of his niece, Mrs. Tim BAKER, of this city, where he was visiting.
Mr. Lowe was born near Gilead, Ind., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius LOWE. His wife preceded him in death two years ago.
For many years Mr. Lowe owned and operated a farm in the Bearss community, west of this city. He was also engaged in the farming business near Columbia City, Ind., for several years. He was a member of the Republican party, the Masonic lodge, the O.E.S. and the Knights of Pythias.
Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the home of his niece, Mrs. Loren STUCKER in Akron, Saturday afteernoon, 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Saturday, May 16, 1942

Mrs. Diantha (RAILSBACK) BRIAN, 86, former resident of Marshall county, passed away Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles, Calif. Death resulted from complications which followed injuries she received in an accident several months ago.
The deceased was born in Indiana on February 29th, 1856, the daughter of William and Melissa RAILSBACK. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage with William BRIAN, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Brian was a member of the Church of God.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. M. C. LANE, of Argos, and Mrs. Lula HOUSER, of Lakeville, Ind.; three sons, Eddie BRIAN, of Pomeroy, Wash.; Clare BRIAN, of California; and Xenaphon BRIAN, of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Simon RAILSBACK, of Argos; John RAILSBACK of Wyoming; and two sisters, Mrs. James TAYLOR, of California and Mrs. Etta SMITH.
The body arrived at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos early today, where it will repose until one o'clock Sunday afternoon and friends may call and pay their respects. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Argos Church of God with Rev. AUSTIN, of South Bend, officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

In the George Elmer COOK obituary which was received from Fulton yesterday, it was stated that his wife was the daughter of Mrs. Agnes BANEY. Mrs. Cook, it was learned today, is the daughter of Mrs. Lettie BANEY who resides on East Ninth street, this city.

Monday, May 18, 1942

Fulton county may have suffered its first casualty in World War No. 2 according to a report received Saturday by Mr. and Mrs. Charles WENTZEL, who reside five miles southwest of Leiters Ford in Aubbeenaubbee township.
The message which was in the form of an official telegram from the U. S. War Department, Washington, D. C., advised them that their son, First Lieut. Arthur E. WENTZEL, of the U. S. Aviation Corps, has been reported missing from the Far East theatre of war since April 21st.
Members of the Wentzel family stated that it was believed Arthur was fighting with the United Nations air forces under the command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Australia.
The report gave no indication as to whether the former Fulton county youth had been killed in action or was taken prisoner by the enemy forces.
First Lieut. Wentzel, who is 23 years of age, is a graduate of the Leiters Ford high school with the class of 1936 and also had attended Indiana university for three years. Arthur had been in the U. S. Air Corps for approximately two years and received his wings as a U. S. aviation cadet in April of 1941 at Brooks Field, Texas.
The Fulton county aviator also received training courses at Rantoul, Ill., and in Virginia. It was not stated how long Lieut. Wentzel had served with the allied aviation branch in the Far East.

Mrs. Anna E. SEVERNS, 65, passed away Sunday evening at her home six miles southwest of this city. Death which came suddenly was attributed to heart trouble. Practically all of her life was spent in the Green Oak community.
Mrs. Severns was born May 8th, 1877, in Kosciusko county, the daughter of David and Lucinda LITTLE. In a ceremony pronounced by Rev. J. C. CONNOR at Macy, Ind., on October 16th, 1899, she was united in marriage with Wellington SEVERNS. Her husband preceded her in death on September 11th, 1940. Mrs. Severns was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Survivors are two sons, Deloise SEVERNS and French SEVERNS, both of near Rochester; a daughter, Kathryn [SEVERNS], at home; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Joe LITTLE, of near Rochester and John LITTLE, of Little Rock, Ark.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Rochester Baptist church, with the Rev. W. R. BENDER, of Logansport, officiating. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was removed from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the Severns residence Monday evening where friends may call prior to the hour of the services.

Mrs. Lillian N. CONRAD, 30, Twelve Mile, R. R. 1, wife of Justin CONRAD died at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rube MANFORD, 76 East Canal street, Peru, after a two year illness of complications.
Born August 25, 1911 in Peru her marriage was to Mr. Conrad in 1936. Surviving are the husband, the parents and one brother, William MANFORD, Peru.
The body was taken to the Drake funeral home at Peru pending funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Ellen COX, former resident of Argos, passed away, 12:45 o'clock Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence HITTLE, of San Pierre, Ind. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Cox and her husband had resided with their daughter for the past five years.
Ellen [ELKINS], daughter of Reuben and Patricia ELKINS was born in Tippecanoe township, Marshall county, Ind., on July 29th, 1860. On June 7th, 1891, she was united in marriage with Benjamin COX. The deceased was a member of the Tippecanoe Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Cora HITTLE, of San Pierre, Ind.; Mrs. Nora ZUMBAUGH, of Argos, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, Monday afternoon, three o'clock, with the Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Interment was made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Loren Clyde COLLINS, 39, passed away Saturday morning, 4:30 o'clock, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newton COLLINS, of Fulton. Loren had been in ill health for the past three weeks from intestinal trouble.
Loren Clyde, son of Newton and Pearl COLLINS, was born on a farm west of Mt. Olive, on Friday 12th, 1903. He is survived by his parents a sister, Mrs. Crystal DICE, of near Fulton; and a brother, Oscar COLLINS, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at the Collins home, Monday afternoon, two o'clock and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN, of Chesterton, will be in charge of the services.
The body reposes at the residence where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Harry Lewis HORNER, 62, passed away Saturday evening, 4:45 o'clock, at Woodlawn hospital, this city. Mr. Horner, who resided on North Fulton avenue, this city, had been ill for a week suffering from heart trouble. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the city where he operated a shoe repair shop for the past several years.
Harry, son of Henry and Marguerite HORNER, was born February 22nd, 1880, at Alliance, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Horner were married on September 2nd, 1907, at Plymouth, Ind.
The survivors are his wife, Nellie HORNER; a son, Clarence [HORNER], at Camp Bowie, Tex.; two brothers, Oscar [HORNER], of Wabash, and Walter [HORNER], of Knox; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie HALL, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Dollio- [?] MARTIN, of Warsaw, and Mrs. Iva SAYGERS, of Argos.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Foster funeral home. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE of the Evangelical church, was in charge of the rites. Burial was made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

Tuesday, May 19, 1942

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Wednesday, May 20, 1942

Rochester relatives yesterday were apprised of the death of Ralph W. EILER, which occurred Sunday at his home in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at Dix, Ill.
The deceased who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. EILER, was born in Rochester and was a graduate of Rochester high school. Upon reaching manhood he was employed by the Beyer Bros. Produce Co. for a number of years. Later, he removed to St. Louis, Mo., where he took employment with the Brown Shoe Co., of that city. During later years he gained considerable recognition as an amateur horticulturist in and around Mt. Vernon.
Survivors are his wife, a son, Elliott [EILER]; two daughters, Marcella [EILER] and Annabell [EILER], of St. Louis, Mo., and a brother, Charles EILER, of this city.

Thursday, May 21, 1942

John Wesley VanKIRK, 88, pioneer citizen of the Leiters Ford community, passed away Wednesday afternoon, one o'clock, at his residence near Leiters Ford. Death resulted from complications following an illness of five months' duration. Mr. VanKirk who had resided in Aubbeenaubbee township for over four score years had a host of friends throughout that section of the country.
John Wesley, son of George and Jane (KURR) VanKIRK, was born March 25th, 1854, at Sandusky, Ohio. He was united in marriage with Mary Ellen WAGONER on December 27th, 1877, in a ceremony solemnized in this county. Mr. VanKirk followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are four children: Major G. H. VanKIRK, of Asheville, N.C.; Mrs. Clarence CASTLEMAN, of near Leiters Ford; Dr. J. A. VanKIRK, of Frankfort, Ind.; Mrs. Earl LAWSON, of near Leiters Ford; a sister, Mrs. Etta WILSON, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the VanKirk home Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. John WALTON, of the Leiters Ford Methodist church will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, west of Leiters Ford.

Mrs. Elizabeth HESS, of this city, received word of the death of Mrs. Roy OVERMYER, which occurred Tuesday morning in the St. Joseph hospital in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Mrs. Overmyer, who was a sister-in-law of the local lady, was a resident of Holcombe, Wis.
The deceased, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James TOWNS, of Wisconsin, resided in this city about six years ago. Her husband, Roy OVERMYER, while residing here operated a trucking business.

Friday, May 22, 1942

Mrs. James BOYCE passed away Friday morning, five o'clock, at her home at 901 Jefferson street, following a lingering illness of over a year's duration. Mrs. Boyce during her few years of residency in Rochester had made a legion of friends through her activities in both religious and social organizations.
Mrs. Boyce was born in Bellville, Kans., the daughter of Hon. William E. PILKENTON, prominent Kansas statesman and Mrs. Mary E. THOMAS, of Bellville, Kans. She graduated from the Bellville high school and the Kansas university, where she majored in music. She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. On June 16th, 1913, she was united in marriage with James BOYCE of Muncie, Ind.
The deceased was a great favorite socially during her college years and afterwards, possessing a beautiful voice, she was always in damend. She was a soloist in the Episcopal church of Lawrence, Kans., of which edifice she was a member.
The survivors are the husband, James BOYCE; two sons, James Edward [BOYCE] and Charles Pilkenton BOYCE, of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Peter Hamilton EMMONS, of Bronxville, N.Y.; a sister, Nadie THOMAS, of Kansas City, Mo., and a brother, William H. PILKENTON, of St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral services will be held in the Piepho Chapel, at Muncie, Ind., Sunday afternoon, 3 o'clock, with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be in the Boyce plot, Beech Grove cemetery, Muncie.
Pall bearers will be Lyman BRACKETT, Percy SMITH, Hugh A. BARNHART, Charles RICHARDSON, Harry PAGE, Robert SHAFER, Lisle KRIEGHBAUM and Vernon PURDUE. Guy R. BARR, Kenneth SPURGEON, Lee LAUGLIN and Victor HUTTSEL will be honorary pall bearers.

Saturday, May 23, 1942

Richard A. BARKER, 84, formerly a farmer of the Kewanna community passed away Thursday at the St. Joseph hospital at Logansport, Ind. He had resided in Logansport for the past four years.
The survivors are two sons, Elgey [BARKER], of Detroit; Ellis BARKER, of Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. James CARPENTER and Mrs John SHRIVER, both of Logansport; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. His wife, Susan [BARKER], preceded him in death severa years ago.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, Sunday afternoon, three o'clock.

Ira PONTIUS, 67, passed away Friday evening, eight o'clock, at his home in Argos. Death which came suddenly was attributed to a heart attack. The deceased was well known throughout the Argos community, where he followed the occupation of farming for a number of years.
Ira Pontius was born June 26th, 1874, at Akron, Ind. His parents were Edward and Leffie PONTIUS. On April 8th, 1908, he was united in marriage with Sarah LAWSON. He had been a resident of Argos for the past 30 years.
Survivors are the wife; a foster son, Robert THOMAS, of Batavia, Ill.; three brothers, William [PONTIUS], of Argos; Samuel [PONTIUS], of Lafayette; Frank [PONTIUS], of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Ida CRABILL, of Rochester, and Mrs. Maud CARAHAN, of Auburn, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman funeral home in Argos on Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Rev. A. M. THOMAS, of Farmland, Ind., will officiate. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Monday, May 25, 1942

Mrs. Ida Mae POLEN died Saturday at 4:15 in the Columbus, Ohio State hospital. She is survived by her husband, Amos POLEN, also of Columbus.
Mrs. Polen, who was 76 and had been ill for the past six years, died of complications.
Survivors besides her husband include five step-children, Pauline GODTS, Olive SAUDERS, Robert POLEN, and Charles POLEN, all of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Nobeline VOGELSANG of California.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon. Until that time the body will lie in state at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Mrs. Elisa Jane ALDERFER, 87, pioneer resident of the Richland Center community passed away Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard NEWCOMB, of near Richland Center. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months' duration. Mrs. Alderfer, who has resided in the Richland Center and Walnut neighborhoods for almost four score years, had a legion of friends throughout the northern sections of Fulton county.
Mrs. Alderfer was born in Virginia on December 12th, 1854, and removed to Fulton county with her parents when but a young girl. Her husband, Henry ALDERFER, passed away 15 years ago. The deceased was a daughter of William and Elisa SISSEL.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Willard Newcomb, of Richland Center, and a son, Clinton ALDERFER, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, on Wednesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock with Rev. BERRY, of Tippecanoe, officiating. Interment will lbe made in the Richland Center cemetery. The body was removed to the Grossman funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, May 26, 1942

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Wednesday, May 27, 1942

Logansport, Ind., May 27. - Mrs. Ida M. HILLIS, wife of Attorney Robert C. HILLIS, expired at the residence 2314 Broadway, early Tuesday evening after an illness of several years. Mrs. Hillis had been gravely ill and bedfast since two years ago in February and for the past three months her condition had been critical.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Haston OWEN, she was born on February 10, 1877, in Greene county, the youngest of eight children of whom now only one survives. After completing her education, she taught school for two years at Marion and a year near Worthington, Ind., and on September 4, 1902, she and Robert C. Hillis were married at Wothington.
Survivors, besides the husband, are five children, Attorney Robert O. HILLIS, Franklin H. HILLIS, Mrs. Elizabeth TAYLOR, Lieut. John T HILLIS of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Marie BRANT, of Deer Creek; seven grandchildren, and one brother, Fletcher OWEN, of Toledo, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3:30 o'clock from the residence conducted by Rev. H. R. HOSIER of the Christian church. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Orville MATTIX, 45, of Akron, Ind., passed away Tuesday evening in the Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis. He had been in ill health for the past 18 months from complications. Mr. Mattix had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county and was employed as an inspector for the Akron Lumber company for a number of years.
Orville, son of Andrew and Celia Ann MATTIX, was born in Kosciusko county, Ind., on July 14th, 1895, and had resided in Akron for practically all of his life.
The survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Bertha BARR and Mrs. Albert SCOTT, both of Akron, and a brother, Ivan MATTIX, of Nashville, Ind.
Funeral services with Rev. I. R. GODWIN officiating will be held at the Sheetz funeral home, in Akron, Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at the western edge of Akron.
The body will lie in state at the Sheetz funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, May 28, 1942

Mrs. Fay RUSSELL of this city received word Tuesday of the death of her brother, Oscar BRICKEL, who died March 4th, 1941 [sic], in Valley Center, California.

Friday, May 29, 1942

Mrs. Raymond R. ROGERS, 49, suffered a fatal heart attack at 11 o'clock Thursday evening, at her home, four and a half miles northeast of this city. Death occurred within a few minutes after the attack and before the arrival of a physician who was immediately summoned. Mrs. Rogers, who had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life had a host of friends throughout Rochester and the surrounding community.
Margaret Ruth [LOWE], daughter of Bruce and Elnoa (BLACK) LOWE was born in Fulton county, Indiana on Jan. 23rd, 1893. In a ceremony solemnized at Indianapolis, Ind., on April 3rd, 1915, she was united in marriage with Raymond R. ROGERS. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church.
Surviving are the husband, [at] home; three daughters and two sons, Nora Ella [ROGERS] and James [ROGERS], at home; Rosella ROGERS and Mrs. Rhea DIELMAN, of Rochester; Francis [ROGERS], in the service of his country (Hawaiian Islands); a granddaughter; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce LOWE, of Rochester; a brother, Ben LOWE, of South Bend, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Harvey CLARY, and Mrs. Oneita WELLER, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, this city. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was removed to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Saturday, May 30, 1942

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Monday, June 1, 1942

Mrs. Eldora BARNS, aged 80 years, died monday morning, 3:30 o'clock, at her home, 501 Wright street, Argos, Ind. Death resulted from complications following an illness of ten days' duration. Mrs. Barns had been a resident of Marshall county throughout her entire life.
Mrs. Barns was born August 7th, 1861, at Plymouth. In 1884 she was united in marriage with Phillip BARNS, who passed away in 1936. The deceased was the daughter of Andrew and Phoebia WICKIZER. She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
A foster daughter, Mrs. Esther DAVIS, of Indianapolis, and a brother, Vick WICKIZER, of Denver, Colo., survive.
Funeral rites will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER, of the Argos Christian church, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Stella Loretta DAY, 78, passed away, 2:10 o'clock Saturday afternoon at her home in Akron, Ind. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months' duration. Mrs. Day, who had resided in Akron for practically all her life had a host of friends throughout the eastern sections of the county.
Stella Loretta [McGEE], daughter of Moses and Mary McGEE, was born February 26th, 1864, in Henry county, Ind., and came to Akron with her parents when but a small child. She was united in marriage with Carrie DAY on November 18th, 1883. Her husband preceded in death some time ago. Mrs. Day was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Frank SMITH, of Akron; two sons, Hershel DAY, of Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Paul DAY, of Kewanna; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held, two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Church of the Brethren, in Akron. Rev. William OBERHOLSER and Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiated. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron.

Tuesday, June 2, 1942

Mrs. Loren MARTINDALE, 86, of Chicago, formerly of Rochester, was buried Monday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Martindale was the widow of Loren MARTINDALE, who was owner of the Corn-King Husker Manufacturing Company here in the early years of this century. Mr. Martindale died in 1910.

Friends in Argos received word Monday of the death of Mrs. Eva SHEDD recently in Florida. Mrs. Shedd was formerly a resident of Argos and had visited friends here.

Wednesday, June 3, 1942

C. F. CULLER, district supervisor of the Bureau of Fisheries of LaCrosse, Wis., who arrived early today at the federal Hatchery here, received a telegram from Washington, D.C., at 1:45 this afternoon announcing the death of his brother-in-law, Glen C. LEACH, which occurred at his home in the nation's capital earlier today.
Mr. Leach at the time of his death was Chief of the Division of Fish Culture, an office which he had held for the past 28 years. Mr. Culler stated that Mr. Leach's death had not been unexpected as he had been in ill health for the past several months, suffering from a complication of diseases.
It was through Mr. Leach's activities and recommendations that the U. S. FEDERAL FISH HATCHERY was located at Rochester in the year of 1932. The high government official had made numerous trips to Rochester and made many acquaintances in this city. He was a personal friend of the late Henry A. BARNHART, having made Mr. Barnhart's acquaintance when the local man was on a chautauqua tour through Iowa, many years ago.
Mr. Leach is survived by his widow, and a son, Glen [LEACH], Jr., both of Washington, D.C. Funeral services will be held at the Leach home in Washington, Friday morning. Mr. Culler stated he would depart late tonight for Washington to attend the services.

Miss Helen REITER received word today of the death of Mrs. J. S. BONEWELL in Evansville. Mrs. Bonewell was a former resident of this city and had numerous friends here.

George BOWEN, 59, well-known citizen, dropped dead at the home of his 91-year-old mother, Mrs. Elizabeth BOWEN, on West 8th street, at eight o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Bowen, it was stated had been in ill health for the past several months, but his condition had not been regarded as extremely grave.
The deceased was born February 22nd, 1883 at Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Thomas E. and Elizabeth BOWEN. George had been a resident of Rochester for the past 15 years, coming here from Wisconsin. He followed the occupation of a laborer and a clerk for a number of years and at one time was engaged in business at Ft. Wayne. His father preceded him in death a few years ago.
The survivors are his mother; four sisters, Mrs. Florence HOOVER, of Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Lucille SNYDER, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. William WHEATON, of Downers Grove, Ill.; Jeanette DAWSON, of South Bend; and a brother, Charles Edward BOWEN, of Plymouth, lInd.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

James M. BRADLEY, 78, for many years a resident of Fulton, passed away 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bernard FOWLER, near Metea. Death resulted from uremic poisoning following four weeks' illness. Mr. Bradley was well known throughout both Fulton and Cass counties where he followed the occupation of farming.
Mr. Bradley was born November 23rd, 1863, in Kentucky, and had resided in Cass county for 38 years. His parents were Hezekiah and Lucy BRADLEY. On January 3, 1889, he was married to Dora McLAIN, who preceded him in death on February 21st, 1941. Mr. Bradley was a member of the Anoka Methodist church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bernard Fowler, with whom he made his home; Mrs. Elva DORAN, of near Hoovers; a son, Wayne [BRADLEY], of Jackson, Mich.; a brother, Poley BRADLEY, of Florida; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton. Rev. E. A. SAUNDERS, of Logansport, will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will remain at the Ditmire chapel where friends may call.

Thursday, June 4, 1942

Funeral services for George BOWEN, 59, will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Foster funeral home. Rev. C. W. BRADLEY, of South Bend, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, June 5, 1942

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Saturday, June 6, 1942

Stephen A. D. (Steve) PARCEL, 79, veteran architect and contractor of this city, passed away Saturday 10:10 a.m. at his home, 432 East 9th street. Death resulted from complications which came in the wake of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered four weeks ago. Mr. Parcel had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout northern Indiana.
Stephen, son of Humphrey and Esther (CLEMANS) PARCEL, was born July 8th, 1862, near Star City, Ind. He had been a resident of Rochester for the past 39 years, coming here from Winamac, Ind. On September 6, 1905 he was united in marriage with Hattie BAILEY. He was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge and had been a 32nd degree Mason.
Among the more prominent buildings Mr. Parcel designed and built in this locality were the Burton school, the Etna Green high school, Burket school, LaPorte high school, Rushville high school, Pierceton library, the Rochester high school, Richland Center high school, Deedsville high school, Fulton high school, the Dillon building, the original Char-Bell theatre building, and the Boston Store structure of this city.
The survivors are his wife; two sons by a former marriage, R. Lamoine PARCEL and Robert B. PARCEL, both of Toledo, Ohio; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild, of Toledo; a brother, John H. PARCEL of Kewanna, and a sister, Mrs. Florence DAVIS, of Mishawaka, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Harry MOUNT of the Rochester Christian church will officiate.

Interment will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Peru, Ind., June 6. - Sergt. Loren VanKIRK, reported by the War Department Friday to have been killed in the crash of an Army bombing plane in California, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. VanKIRK, who live in the northwest part of Miami county a short distance east of Twelve Mile, on Denver, Route 1. He was a member of the regular Army and had been in the service two or three years before the declaration of war.
The parents received a message from the War Department advising of their son's death early last evening.

Rochester friends were today apprised of the death of Dr. E. F. PARTELLO, which occurred at Bridgport, Conn., earlier this week. Dr. Partello, who was physician for the COLE BROS. CIRCUS for a few years, spent a couple of winter seasons in this city, where he made many friends.
At the time of his death, he was employed by the Art Lewis Carnival Co., which was on a tour through the eastern states. He is survived by his wife, Fritzie PARTELLO, who was head nurse for the Cole Bros. show.

Funeral services for John A. BURNS, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin BURNS, of near Grass Creek, will be held Monday morning, 9:30 o'clock, at the St. Ann's church, in Kewanna.
The deceased is survived by his parents; a sister, Mrs. Margaret KIRK, of Pulaski, and a brother, Joseph [BURNS], of Grass Creek.

Monday, June 8, 1942

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Tuesday, June 9, 1942

Word has been received by Miss Betty SHERRARD, of near Green Oak, from members of the unit of Lieut. R. H. MITMAN, of the Canadian Forces, that he was lost in a recent offensive patrol about the 1st of May. Mr. Mitman who visited here in January and who talked before the Rochester high school, was commander of a commando unit, which participated in the raid on St. Nazaire submarine base. It will be remembered that the Campbelltown, loaded with five tons of dynamite, was rammed into the locks and exploded. His group held the Germans for six and one half hours, destroying gas pumps and other military objectives. Only one third of his group returned.
Lieut. Mitman had been decorated many times for bravery. His latest when his crew sank two subs which torpedoed his boat off the coast of Halifax.
He belonged to the Free Corps who had fought all over the world. At Toledo, Spain, when his group was under enemy bombardment for hours he rescued two wounded men from a lookout post which had been bombed. He made two attempts but was forced back each time by enemy gunfire. The third time he succeeded in reaching the post and dragging a man under him returned safely. Even though he was wounded and had a broken arm he was still able to bring in the second man.
On the south Madrid front , he alone, held a bridge for six hours while his men were able to retreat to safer positions. Here he received a bayonet wound which took one lung. These were but a few of the many too numerous to mention things he did as his duty.

Wednesday, June 10, 1942

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Thursday, June 11, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. Charles WENTZEL, of near Leiters Ford, are in receipt of a letter sent them by the parents of Lieut. Charles HITCHCOCK, of Winchester, Ind., which indicates that Lieut. Arthur WENTZEL of the U. S. Aviation Corps., may have lost his life in aerial action in the Far East theatre of war.
Lieut. Hitchcock, also of the U. S.-Australian air force, had been a companion of Wentzel's throughout training at Indianapolis, Patterson Field, Hickman field, Hawaii, and active service in Australia. The two Hoosier aviators were members of the same bombing squadron at both the Hawaiian and Australian bases.
An excerpt from Lieut. Hitchcock's letter to his parents at Winchester reads:
"I sure would like to be back in the States again, this Australia is so dead and old fashioned that you can't have fun or anything. I have been on several missions and had some fun out of it, but most of it is hard work. I had a hard blow to take when we lost Art (Wentzel) last month.
"He was pretty well shot up and tried to return but failed to make it. We don't know just what happened to him, probably ran out of gas and went into the ocean. It's just one of those things we have to expect, I guess. Only I don't see why it had to happen to Art."
Mr. and Mrs. Wentzel on Monday of this week, received a letter from their missing son, which was postmarked April 22nd, 1942, from an Australian air base. The letter was of a personal nature and contained no information of a military nature.
Other than the formal notice announcing that Lieut. Arthur Wentzel was missing in action from an aerial engagement in the Far East, the Wentzels have received no further word from the War Department.

Friday, June 12, 1942

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock, for Technical Sergeant Loren VanKIRK, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin VanKIRK, of Twelve Mile. Sgt. VanKirk met death a week ago in a plane crash at Oakland, California.
The remains will arrive Saturday at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton from which burial will be made in the Corinth cemetery near Twelve Mile.
Sgt. VanKirk is survived by his parents, and one sister, Mrs. Paul HILLSMAN, of Nyona Lake. The VanKirk family are former residents of Fulton.

William LEININGER, 67, well known farmer of near Akron, died Thursday afternoon at his home. Mr. Leininger's death was due to complications. He had been confined to his home for the past eight weeks.
Mr. Leininger was born December 2, 1874, the son of David and Hester (THOMPSON) LEININGER. He spent his entire life in the Akron community. He was united in marriage in 1899 to Anna HEIGHWAY, who survives.

Mr. Leininger was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Survivors, besides the widow are: three brothers, Oliver [LEININGER] and Sydney [LEININGER], of Akron; and Clarence [LEININGER], of Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Lum SMITH, of near Mentone; two sons, Kenneth [LEININGER], of near Mentone, and Marion [LEININGER], of near Akron; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bethlehem Baptist church with Rev. Arthur HARTMAN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.
The body will be at the Leininger home where friends may call.

Saturday, June 13, 1942 to Tuesday, June 16, 1942

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Wednesday, June 17, 1942

Mrs. John (Harriet Luella) CARVEY, 81, died about 7:15 Tuesday evening at her home in Macy following an illness of seven weeks duration. Mrs. Carvey's death was due to complications.
Mrs. Carvey was born in Rochester, Feb. 21, 1861, the daughter of Thomas and Nancy McGINNIS. She moved to Macy after her marriage, Nov. 3, 1881, to John CARVEY, a contractor, who preceded his wife in death, Sept. 4, 1939.
Mrs. Carvey was a member of the Macy Christian church. She was a charter member of the Macy chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Anna McCARTER, of Logansport; two sons, Errett [CARVEY], of Converse, and Lester [CARVEY], of Macy; three daughters, Mrs. Orville FOOR, of Macy; Mrs. Jesse TOMBAUGH, of Rochester, and Miss Pauline CARVEY, of Peru; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Macy Christian church. The body will be interred in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Mrs. Carvey's body will be returned to her home this evening where friends may call.

Mrs. William HOLLAND, 65, passed away Tuesday morning at her home, route 2, Macy, Ind. Death resulted from complications which resulted from a hip fractured which she suffered two and a half years ago. The deceased had a host of friends throughout the Macy community, where she had resided for the past 34 years.
Rhoda [WINSHALL], daughter of Thomas and Rhoda (O'BRIEN) WINSHALL, was born in England, on January 12th, 1877. She came to Canada several years ago and later removed to the United States She was united in marriage with William HOLLAND on April 30th, 1898 in a ceremony solemnized in England.
The survivors are her husband, a son Albert [HOLLAND], of Macy; a sister, Mrs. Jenny HAWKINS, of England. A daughter Gertrude [HOLLAND], died in infancy.
The body was removed to the Kline funeral home at Denver, Ind. where it will remain until 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in the Deedsville cemetery.

Thursday, June 18, 1942

Thomas J. BRIDEGROOM, 71, well-known Aubbeenaubbee township farmer, died this morning at 10 o'clock at his home. Mr. Bridegroom's death followed an illness of less than a week and was due to a blood disorder.
Thomas J. Bridegroom was born in Kosciusko county, February 4, 1871, the son of Lee and Melinda BRIDEGROOM. The family moved to Fulton county when Thomas was about three years old. He was married in Kewanna in 1894 to Jennie LOWE. Mr. Bridegroom was remarried in 1933 to Bertha SCHEUER, who survives.
Survivors, besides the widow are: two brothers, Claude [BRIDEGROOM], of Akron, and Arthur [BRIDEGROOM], of Owosso, Michigan; three sons, Hugh [BRIDEGROOM], of Evanston, Ill.; Bernard [BRIDEGROOM], of Leiters Ford, and Paul [BRIDEGROOM], of Culver; a step-daughter, Audrey SCHEUER, at home; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Bridegroom home. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home Thursday evening to the residence where it will lie in state until the time of burial. Friends may call.

Friday, June 19, 1942

Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Friday morning in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Monterey for Lewis LeBOLD, 79, who passed away Wednesday evening. Burial was made in the St. Ann cemetery. Rev. Lee BREITENBACH was in charge of the funeral services.
Mr. LeBold died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bertha PERRY, five miles northeast of Monterey, following a lengthy illness. His death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Kentucky on September 20, 1862. He had been a resident of Kewanna for many years. Mr. LeBold's wife preceded him in death about a year ago.
Survivors are: one brother, John LeBOLD, of Millersburg, Ind.; and one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Perry, of near Monterey.

Arthur St.CLAIR, 66, prominent Wayne township farmer, died at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home near Grass Creek following an illness of about three years. He has been seriously ill since last December.
Born in Cass county, on October 14, 1875, he was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth St.CLAIR. His marriage was to Flora FOY on October 19, 1902, at Lucerne.
Surviving are the widow; five sons, Frank [St.CLAIR] and George [St.CLAIR], both of Kewanna R.R. 2, and Edgar [St.CLAIR], Orren [St.CLAIR] and Glen [St.CLAIR], all of Kewanna, and three daughters, Mrs. Nellie HOFFMAN, Francesville, and Mary [St.CLAIR] and Doris [St.CLAIR], both at home.
The body was returned to the residence from the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna where rires will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. HUBBARD officiating. Burial will be in the Metea Baptist cemetery.

Saturday, June 20, 1942

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Monday, June 22, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. George KREIG of Akron received word Sunday evening of the drowning of Herbert Dale FEREE, 16, formerly of Akron. The accident occurred near Manson, Washington, where the Ferees have resided for the past few years.
The victim is survived by his parents, two brothers, Kenneth [FEREE] and George [FEREE], and a sister, Nina [FEREE].

William Earl FOOR was born, June 19, 1886, in Fulton county, the son of Alfred and Jenny FOOR. He had lived in this neighborhood his entire life.
Mr. Foor was a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge. He was associate patron of the Rochester chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and also a member of the Knights Templar lodge in Fort Wayne.
Survivors are a brother, Clark [FOOR], of Athens; a sister, Grace [FOOR], of Logansport, and a nephew, Amos FOOR, of Fort Benning, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Athens United Brethren church with Rev. Floyd HARDY officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.
The body will be returned this afternoon to the home of his brother, Clark Foor, from the Moyer funeral home in Akron. It will remain there until the time of the funeral.

Flora Ellen HORN was born June 14, 1888 in Cass county, the daughter of Levi and Fannie HORN. She had resided in that neighborhood her entire life.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. She also belonged to the Logansport chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. William LEMMON, of near Fulton; Mrs. Archie JOHNSON, of Twelve Mile; and Mrs. Kirk WELLS, of north of Logansport and one brother, Bursen HORN, of north of Metea.
The funeral will be held at 8 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Metea Baptist church with Rev. O. R. LAMBER, of Lucerne, officiating. Burial will be made in the Metea cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the residence of her brother this evening, where friends may call.

Tuesday, June 23, 1942

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Wednesday, June 24, 1942

William E. MYERS, 79, farmer residing four miles northeast of Kewanna on R.R. 4, Rochester, died suddenly at 7 o'clock this morning. While Mr. Myers had been in ill health for some time, he had been seriously ill for only one day. Death was due to complications.
William E. Myers was born September 4, 1862 in Bucyrus, Ohio, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth MYERS. He had lived in the Kewanna neighborhood for a number of years. Mr. Myers was wed February 23, 1888 to Lucy MASTER, who survives.
Survivors are the widow, two sons, Ervin [MYERS] of R.R. 4, Rochester, and Lowell [MYERS], of Kewanna; one sister, Mrs Cora MARRIS, of Kewanna; and two grandsons.
The body will be returned to the Myers home Wednesday evening where friends may call.
Plans for the funeral services are incomplete.

Delamer L. DeLAND, 60, farmer residing six miles northeast of Kewanna near Bruce Lake, died suddenly about 8 o'clock Tuesday evening while milking. Mr. DeLand had been in ill health for several years; death was due to a heart attack.
Delamer L. DeLand was born June 11, 1882 in Illinois. He had lived near Kewanna for many years. He was married to Bessie CRABILL, who survives.
Survivors besides the widow are one son, Darwin [DeLAND], at home; and one sister, Mrs Lena EARLE, of Matta, Ill.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Community church at Bruce Lake Station with Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD in charge.

Thursday, June 25, 1942

Word was received today by Mrs. Minard SANDERS of the death of Mrs. Mollie (MARTINDALE) TROEGER, 69, at her home in South Bend Monday. Mrs. Troeger was the widow of the late Billie MARTINDALE. They lived for several years in the Richland Center neighborhood. They were the parents of one son, Glen MARTINDALE.

Funeral services for William E. MYERS, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Wednesday morning, will be held in the Bruce Lake Community church, Friday afternoon at 2:30, with Rev. Henry BULGAR of Medaryville in charge. Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Friday, June 26, 1942

Mrs. Nellie Mae KANT, 65, of Plymouth, Ind., died at 3 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of her foster son, George PRESSLER, at Schererville, Ind. Mrs. Kant's death was due to a heart attack. It followed an illness of three months' duration.
Mrs. Kant was born near Argos, June 8, 1877, the daughter of George and Mary POWERS. She lived in the Argos community for 58 years. She was married in Argos to Hiram Arthellis KANT, who preceded her in death in 1935.
Mrs. Kant was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are: two sons, Hiram [KANT], Jr., of South Bend, and Harry L. [KANT], of Plymouth; three grandchildren; one foster son, George K. PRESSLER, of Schererville; one brother, Jay [POWERS], of Coldwater, Mich.; four half-brothers, James [POWERS], of Michigan City; Theodore [POWERS], of Culver; Charles [POWERS], of Rochester, and John [POWERS], of Argos; four half-sisters, Mrs. Luellen ABAIR, of Plymouth; Mrs. Clyde McCOIGE, of Argos; Mrs. Orpha DeMANN, of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Florence PRICE, of Rochester; one step-sister, Mrs. Blanche FISHER, of Culver; one step-brother, Chester GRAVER; and her step-mother, Mrs. Phoebe POWERS, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the Argos Christian church with Rev. Ernest TREBER in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body is at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where it will remain until the time of the funeral. Friends may call.

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Monday, June 29, 1942

Mrs. Minnie May JENKINS, 72, a seamstress, died Sunday evening at 8:50 o'clock at the home of her niece, Mrs. Karl HARTUNG, 1102 Bancroft avenue. Miss Jenkins, whose home was at 1216 College avenue, died of complications following an illness of about three and a half months' duration.
Minnie May Jenkins was born March 20, 1870, the daughter of Phillip and Eliza (SANDS) JENKINS. She had resided in Rochester and vicinity her entire life.
Survivors are one niece, Mrs. Karl HARTUNG, of Rochester; one nephew, Harly L. NELLANS, of Mishawaka, and numerous other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home with Rev. COVERSTONE in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Minnie HUDDLESON, 77, died Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at her home in Peru following an illness of two years. Death was due to heart trouble.
Mrs. Huddleson was born in Miami county, February 17, 1865, the daughter of Frank and Mary (SPRINGER) MOORE. She had lived in Miami and Fulton counties for her entire life.
Surviving are one son, Walter SMITH, of Macy; two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter; one brother, Albert MOORE, of Akron; one sister, Mrs. Loretta MYERS, of Decatur, Ill.; two half-brothers and two half-sisters.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Allen Funeral Home in Peru with Rev. M. L. MANFORD in charge. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Tuesday, June 30, 1942

Lieut. Rayburne GORDON, 25, of the Army Air Corps, formerly of near Rochester, was killed Monday in an airplane accident at Columbus, Miss., according to word received late yesterday by his uncle, Jack GORDON, local water works superintendent. Details of the accident were not received here.
Gordon was born on a farm about five miles west of Rochester in the Bearss neighborhood, the son of Hayden and Grace (COLLINS) GORDON. His family moved to Farmville, Va., when he was about six months old. The youth had spent many of his summer vacations in this area with friends and relatives.
He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and had been in the Air Corps for nine months.
Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Gordon, of Farmville, Va.; a brother, Verle GORDON, of Farmville; three uncles, Jack [Gordon] and Charles [GORDON], of Rochester; William GORDON, of South Bend; an aunt, Mrs. Eva BRITTEN, of Rochester; his grandmother, Mrs. R. M. GORDON, of Rochester, and a number of cousins who reside in Fulton and Cass counties.

No information regading the funeral services was received here.

Joseph R. ENYEART, 89, pioneer Union township farmer, died this morning at 2:30 o'clock in the home of his son, Oscar ENYEART, in Kewanna, with whom he had resided for the past nine years. Death, which followed an illness of one year, was due to complications.
Joseph R. Enyears was born June 24, 1853, in Lagro, Ind., the son of William and Ann ENYEART. He moved to the Kewanna community when 24 years old. Mr. Enyeart was united in marriage August 4, 1879, to Elizabeth GRUBB, in Kewanna. His wife preceded him in death about 12 years ago.
Survivors besides the son with whom he resided are another son, Milo [ENYEART], of Farrbury, Neb., and six grandchildren. A daughter, Claudia [ENYEART], preceded him in death.
The body is now in state at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Wednesday, July 1, 1942

Mrs. Omer STEFFY received word Tuesday evening of the death of her aunt, Edith HELSEL, of Plymouth. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Plymouth. Mrs. Helsel is the second of a set of triplets to die. Mrs. Helsel was about 80 years old.

Funeral services for Joseph R. ENYEART, who died Tuesday morning at the home of his son in Kewanna, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with Rev. Hugh HALL, Kewanna Baptist minister in charge. Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

An infant son born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed CARRITHERS, of near Wabash, Tuesday morning passed away a few hours later, relatives here were advised late yesterday. Mrs. Carrithers was formerly Miss Louise MEADER of this city.

Thursday, July 2, 1942

Harvey Albert (Bert) MOW, 80, veteran employee of the city's street department and a pioneer citizen of the community was found dead in bed this morning at his home, 530 West Sixth street. Death, which is believed to have occurred during the early hours of the morning was caused by a coronary embolism.
Mr. Mow had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county. In the pre-motoring days he operated a horse-drawn "hack" from city to lake and also engaged in trucking and plowing for residents in the outlying districts of the city. For the past 12 years he was employed on the city's street force.
Harvey Albert, son of Adam and Martha (PRESTON) MOW, was born in Shelby county on November 14th, 1861, and came to Fulton county with his parents when but a few years old. His wife, Ida A. MOW, preceded him in death in 1925.
The survivors are two grandsons, Victor [ARVIN] and Paul ARVIN, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Foster funeral home, on West Sixth street.

Friday, July 3, 1942

Short funeral services were held at Ditmire's Chapel in Fulton this morning at 9 o'clock for the premature twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. Ed SHIPP, of Fulton. Rev. James KIRBY, of the Pilgrim Holiness church of Fulton was in charge; burial made in the Fulton cemetery. The babies were born at Woodlawn Hospital early Thursday morning.

Robert UMBAUGH, 20, of Hammond was killed Thursday evening in an auto accident in that city, according to word received today by relatives in this neighborhood.
The youth was the son of Orville and Gladys UMBAUGH, who reside at 5735 Ohman avenue, Hammond. He was a graduate of Hammond high school.
Survivors are the parents, one sister and grandparents, all of Hammond; and numerous relatives in Rochester and Tiosa.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Oexmann Funeral Home in Hammond.

Allen B. HINTON, 66, a salesman of Newcastle township, died Thursday afternoon at 3:35 at Woodlawn Hospital. Death followed an illness of one week.
Mr. Hinton was born January 28, 1876, the son of Andrew and Mary E. HINTON. He came to this neighborhood from Chicago about 11 years ago. He had made his residence with his brother, Clarence HINTON, in Newcastle township. The deceased was a former school teacher and newspaperman.
Survivors are one brother, Clarence; a niece and nephew, of Denver, Colorado.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. in the Kewanna Baptist church with Rev. Hugh T. HALL in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Newton COLLINS, 80, of Fulton, died Sunday morning at 1:30 o'clock at his home in Fulton. Death, which was due to paralysis, followed an illness of nine months. Mr. Collins was janitor of the Fulton grade school for several years until his health failed.
Newton Collins was born May 29, 1862, in Rochester, the son of William and Eliza Jane COLLINS. He was married April 29, 1902 to Pearl May BALDWIN, who survives. Mr. Collins had resided in Fulton county his entire life.
Survivors besides the widow are: one brother, Robert COLLINS, of Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Candus ZABST and Mrs. Andrew OLIVER, of near Fulton; one daughter, Mrs. Glen L. DICE, of north of Fulton; one son, Omer L. COLLINS, of South Bend; and one granddaughter. Another son, Loren COLLINS, preceded his father in death a few months ago.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Fulton Baptist church, with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge, assisted by Rev. Frank FISHER, of Mexico. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body has been removed to the Collins home where friends may call.

James L. LEFFLER of Bloomington, Indiana, brother of Mrs. Judson (HARRIS) BUCHANAN, who resides at the Virginia cottage at Lake Manitou in the summer months, died this morning in Bloomington, according to word received by friends here this noon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning in Bloomington.

Tuesday, July 7, 1942

Alvah R. IMEL, about 65, farmer of the Burton neighborhood, was killed instantly about 11 o'clock this morning while engaged in raking hay with a group of friends and neighbors.
The accident occurred in a hay field about two miles south of Leiters Ford. Mr. Imel was driving an old hay rake when the tongue broke and the team ran away. Mr. Imel was entangled in the lines and thrown into a ditch. The rake fell on top of him, fracturing his skull and chest. He was dead soon after the men with whom he was working reached him.
Coroner Dean Stinson investigated the accident.
The body has been taken to the Foster Funeral Home.
A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, July 8, 1942

Funeral services for Alvah R. IMEL, 65, Union township farmer, who was killed Tuesday morning when a team of horses drawing a hay-rake ran away, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Hill Evangelical church. Rev. D. D. LAVENGOOD will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Lake Bruce.
Alvah R., son of Joseph and Emma IMEL, was born January 8, 1877, in Jay county, Indiana. He moved to the Burton neighborhood from Francesville 13 years ago. He was married October 14, 1939, at Knox. Mr. Imel was a member of the Bethel Friends church at Wilder, Ind.
Survivors besides the widow, Grace [IMEL], are: two sons, by a former marriage, Ralph [IMEL], of Dillsboro, and Joseph [IMEL], of South Bend; three daughters, also by a former marriage, Mrs. Viola JACKSON of South Bend, Mrs. Myrtle SIPATS of Chicago and Mrs. Dorothy ARTIST of Rochester; two brothers, William [IMEL] and Robert [IMEL], both of Portoand, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha JOHNSON of Portland and Mrs. Lena BAILEY of Ohio; and eleven grandchildren. A son, Roy [IMEL], and a daughter, Ruth [IMEL], preceded Mr. Imel in death.
The body will be taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Artist, from the Foster Funeral Home, Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday, July 9, 1942

Albertus Cross (Bert) KESTNER, 72, well known Rochester resident, passed away in his home at 201 Jefferson street at 2:35 a.m. today. Death, which was due to a heart ailment and complications, followed an illness of four weeks.
Mr. Kestner was born February 26, 1870, at Carey, Ohio, the son of Henry and Ellen (CROSS) KESTNER. He had lived in Rochester for the past 50 years. He was married to Ida Caroline THOMSON, who survives, on April 11, 1897, in Rochester. Mr. Kestner served for eight years as Chief of the City's Police, during the administration of M. O. KING. For the past five years he had been caretaker at the Rochester Baptist church.
Mr. Kestner was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church, the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge, the Rochester Mt. Horeb Encampment, and the Rochester Rebecca lodge.
Survivors besides the widow are: one son, Roy [KESTNER], of Rochester; three grandchildren, Malcolm [KESTNER], Genevieve [KESTNER], and Charles [KESTNER], of Rochester; one half-brother, William KESTNER, of Rochester; one niece, Mrs. Jack LITTLE, of Chicago; and a nephew, Joe THOMAS, of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. H. J. BAILEY will be in charge of the ceremony, assisted by members of the I.O.O.F. and Rebecca lodges. Burial will be made in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be returned to the Kestner home at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon from Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.

Mrs. J. L. HOESEL, of Culver, attended the funeral services of her nephew, Foster BRUCE, 47, which were held at Crown Point, Wednesday afternoon. The deceased who passed away Sunday evening was a lieutenant in the First World War. He is survived by his widow and triplet daughters, Helen [BRUCE], Leona [BRUCE] and Jeanette [BRUCE], all of Crown Point.

Friday, July 10, 1942

James I. WATSON, of 440 East Ninth street, this city, has been officially notified by the U. S. War Department at Washington, D. C., that his son, Pfc. Donald J. WATSON, 21, has been missing in action in the Philippines since May 7th.
Donald, who enlisted in the U. S. Army at Monterey, Calif., in 1938, served with General MacArthur's forces in the battle of Bataan and in other Philippine sectors. He had been in the Philippines for approximately two years.
The young man's father despairs of the hope that his son may be held prisoner by the Japs. Mr. Watson, who is the father of two other sons and two daughters, is employed in the paint and body department of the Sawyer Motor Sales, of this city.

Mrs. C. W. CAMPBELL, of Evanston, Ill., passed away last night about 12:00 o'clock at her home. Burial will be made at 2:00 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. She was the sister of George [WALLACE] and David WALLACE, of this city.

Saturday, July 11, 1942

The death of Mrs. Bertha WEISSENBURGER of Star City occurred at 4:30 oclock Friday morning at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis where she had been a patient for thirteen days.
She was born February 12, 1895, at Streator, Ill.
She is survived by the husband, Joseph [WEISSENBURGER], her mother, Mrs. Maud JOHNSON of Winamac, one sister, Miss Meta JOHNSON of Star City and two brothers, Joseph JOHNSON of Streator, Ill., and Alfred JOHNSON of Fulton county, Indiana.
The body is at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac pending funeral arrangements.

Plymouth, Ind., July 11. (INS) - Miss Rowena BOWMAN, 17, a junior in Plymouth high school and the daughter of Mrs. Ruth BOWMAN, died early today of internal injuries and a crushed chest suffered last night when an automobile in which she was riding crashed into a tree at the south edge of Plymouth. Edmund BALL, 19, of Plymouth, the driver, was injured critically.

Monday, July 13, 1942

Brief funeral services for John Wesley WALTERS, 76, former Rochester resident, will be held Tuesday morning, 10 o'clock, at the Hays funeral home in South Bend. The body will then be brought to the Methodist church at Richland Center where regular services will be conducted at two o'clock by Rev. E. GARFIELD of South Bend. Interment will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
Mr. Walters passed away Saturday evening, 8:45 o'clock, at the home of his son, Lee O. WALTERS. He had been in ill health for the past three years. The deceased had resided in South Bend for the past 35 years. His wife, Luetta (ALEXANDER) WALTERS preceded him in death 19 years ago. Mr. Walters was born September 21, 1865 in Fulton County, Ind.
The survivors are two sons, Lee O. [Walters], of South Bend, and Clyde [WALTERS], of Eberfield, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Estella BIDDINGER, of Rochester, and Mrs. Ivan FULWIDER, of South Bend, and a brother, Samuel WALTERS, of Indianapolis. The body will lie in state at the Richland Center church from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services for Harold Leon BAILEY, 18, who was killed Friday in an auto crash at Buchanan, Mich., were held this afternoon at the Methodist church at Tippecanoe with burial being made in the adjoining cemetery.
The youth was injured at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon when he apparently lost control of the car he was driving and crashed into a tree at the side of the road. He died at midnight in the Pawating hospital at Niles, Mich. Death was due to a fractured skull.
Harold Leon Bailey was born October 9, 1923, in Tippecanoe, Ind. He lived on a farm near Talma with his parents until 1941, when he moved to Buchanan to work.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy BAILEY, of near Talma; two sisters, Mrs. Helen KANOUSE, of Buchanan, Mich., and Martha [BAILEY], at home; three brothers, Robert [BAILEY], Howard [BAILEY] and Richard [BAILEY], at home; and a grandmother, Mrs. Olive FLOREY, of Argos.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eric YSBERG, 54, who died Sunday evening at her home in Liberty township, were held this afternoon at 2:00 in the Burton church, with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Burial was made in the Citizens cemetery here. Mrs. Ysberg's death, which was due to complications, followed an illness of one year. She had been seriously ill for two months.
Mellie Odessa [WOODCOX], the daughter of Ulerich and Mary WOODCOX, was born April 13, 1888, in Fulton county. She had lived in this community her entire life. She was married to Eric YSBERG, who survives, on Dec. 23, 1905.
She was a member of the Burton church.
Survivors besides her husband are three brothers, Roy [WOODCOX], Harley [WOODCOX], and Sam WOODCOX, all of Rochester; two sons, Herman [YSBERG], of Rochester, and Hugh [YSBERG], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Helen SHOWLEY, of Rochester, and Nina Fay [YSBERG], at home; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Curry EYTCHESON, 75, former Fulton county resident, died Saturday night at his home in Indianapolis. He left this vicinity to live in Indianapolis a few years ago. A son, Harry [EYTCHESON], resides here.

Tuesday, July 14, 1942

In the report of the death of Mrs. Eric YSBERG which appeared in Monday's issue of The News-Sentinel it was erroneously stated that her death occurred Sunday evening. Mrs. Ysberg passed away Saturday evening, July 11th, at her home northwest of this city.

Funeral services for Curry EYTCHESON, who died Sunday at his home in Indianapolis, will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Askin Funeral Home there. Burial will be made in the Richter cemetery in Newcastle township. Graveside services will be held there at 1:30 p.m.

Francis Lester LADD, 67, formerly of Argos, died Monday in a hospital in Detroit. Death was due to a paralytic stroke.
Mr. Ladd was born near Argos May 8, 1875, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Basil R. LADD. He lived in the Argos neighborhood until he was grown. He then moved to Detroit where he was married to Marie HAAS January 8, 1903. He was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are two sons, Donald [LADD] and Vernon [LADD], both of California; two brothers, John [LADD], of Argos, and Richard [LADD], of East Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Della BOWELL and Mrs. Clyde BOWELL, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos with Rev. Ernest TREBER, of the Argos Christian church, in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery near Argos.
The body will be at the Umbaugh Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Wednesday, where friends may call.

Wednesday, July 15, 1942

Luther James McVAY, 80, retired railroader, died at 6:55 Tuesday evening at his residence at 316 W. 2nd street. Death, which was due to complications, followed an illness of three years. He had been seriously ill for the past six weeks.
Mr. McVay was born Dec. 18, 1861, at Frankfort, Indiana. He moved to Rochester 35 years ago from Chicago. He was married Oct. 20, 1909, in Rochester, to Louie BRYANT, who survives.
Survivors, besides the widow, are one daughter, Mrs. Owen DAVISSON, of South Bend; one grandson, David DAVISSON, of South Bend; and one half-brother, Harry McVAY, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home with Rev. G. R. CHAMPLIN, of the United Brethren church officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be returned to the McVay home late this afternoon, where friends may call. The deceased requested that no floral offerings be sent.

Thursday, July 16, 1942

Mrs. Ed GILLILAND received word last night of the sudden death of her step-father, Lon ERVIN, at Marion, Ind. Mr. Ervin died from a heart attack. Mrs. Gilliland has gone to Marion to remain until after the funeral.

Friday, July 17, 1942

Charles G. MOUNT, 68, father of Rev. Harry W. MOUNT, pastor of the local Christian church, passed away Thursday morning at his home, south of Indianapolis. Mr. Mount had been in ill health for the past ten years.
The deceased was a member of Bethany Christian church, Prospect Masonic lodge and Prospect Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, all of Indianapolis.
The survivors are the widow, Mrs. Beulah MOUNT, a daughter, Mrs. Nellie EVANS, of Franklin, and a son, Rev. H. W. MOUNT, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, two p.m. in the Sterling Mortuary, in Indianapolis. Burial will be in the Columbus, Ind., cemetery.

Gresham BEARSS, late yesterday received word of the death of his half-brother, Daniel R. BEARSS, 74, which occurred at his home in Olathe, Kans., Thursday morning.
Daniel Bearss, who was the son of the late George R. BEARSS, left this community about 40 years ago. Prior to his retirement a few years ago, he was engaged in the poultry business at Olathe. Mr. Bearss is survived by a daughter and two sons.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Bearss residence in Olathe and burial will be made in a cemetery there.

Ralph HATTERY died yesterday of a heart attack in Phoenix, Ariz., according to word received by relatives in Akron. The body will be sent to Akron for lburial. It will arrive Sunday. Funeral plans have not been completed.

Saturday, July 18, 1942

Mrs. Arley STEININGER received word this morning of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Otto SULT, at Battle Creek, Mich. Mrs. Steininger left today to attend the funeral which will be held in Battle Creek Monday afternoon.

Monday, July 20, 1942

Funeral services for Ralph HATTERY, who died Thursday in Phoenix, Ariz., will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 in the home of relatives in Akron. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the services.

Mrs. Louise BRIGHT, 67, who for the past year has made her home with her sister, Mrs. Charlotte Cram, of near Talma, passed away Sunday afternoon, 2:15 o'clock, at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from heart trouble. Mrs. Bright had been in ill health for the past year.
Mrs. Bright who was the daughter of Jacob and Charlotte KUBLEY, was born in Arkansas. Her husband, Joseph D. BRIGHT, preceded her in death in November of 1941. The Brights resided in Indianapolis for a long number of years. The deceased was a member of the Christian church.
The survivors are a son, William [BRIGHT], of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Charles WALKER, Mrs. Charlotte CRAM and Mrs. Elizabeth ESSIG, all of near Talma; and a brother, William KUBLEY, also of Talma.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone. Burial will be made in the Richter cemetery, near Talma.

Mrs. E. BLOUGH, 90, a pioneer resident of Argos, passed away Saturday evening, 11 o'clock, at her home, 116 South Railroad street. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months' duration. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends in the vicinity of Argos.
Mrs. Blough was born September 19th, 1851, at Hooversville, Pa., the daughter of George and Mary HELSEL. She moved to Indiana with her parents when quite young. The deceased had been a resident of Argos for 69 years. Her husband, Daniel BLOUGH, passed away 43 years ago. Mrs. Blough was a member of the Argos Christian church.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Marie MAYS, of Argos, with whom she made her home; Mrs. Alice FLORA, of Torrington, Wyo.; two sons, George B. [BLOUGH], of Norfolk, Va., and Harry [BLOUGH], of California; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Ernest TREBER in charge The body will lie in state at the Grossman Funeral home up until 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, at which time it will be removed to the church. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Mr. William S. DAVIDSON of Lakeland, Florida passed away at his home Wednesday, July 15th. He was a former resident of Rochester, having been born there July 2, 1877. He was a Spanish War veteran. Surviving are his wife, an adopted daughter and one brother, L. W. DAVIDSON of South Bend, Ind. Burial wil be Monday afternoon in Menasha, Wisconsin.

Funeral services for Harley O. RANS, well-known farmer, who resided 3-1/2 miles southwest of Rochester, were held Monday afternoon at the Rochester Baptist church, with Rev. Harry BAILEY officiating. The Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge, of which the deceased was a member, also pronounced its rites. Mr. Rans, who had resided all of his life in the vicinity of Rochester, Kewanna and Grass Creek had a host of friends throughout Fulton county.
Mr. Rans dropped dead Saturday afternoon around 3:30 o'clock while working in the barn. His body was found a few moments later by his six-year-old grandson, Donald Lynn RANS, of this city, who was visiting at the home of his grandparents at the time. Dr. Charles RICHARDSON, who was immediately summoned, pronounced death due to coronary thrombosis. The deceased had suffered from heart trouble for the past several months but during the past several weeks he was apparently enjoying fair health.
Harley O., son of William and Mary (BAILEY) RANS, was born on a farm near Grass Creek, Ind., on October 17th, 1877. His entire life was spent in Futon county and he had resided at his present residence for over 34 years. In a ceremony solemnized at the D. H. SNEPP residence in Kewanna on March 29th, 1899, he was united in marriage with Louetta HICKLE. Mr. Rans followed the occupation of farming throughout most of his life. He was a member of the Marshtown Baptist church, and the Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge and Encampment.
The survivors are his wife; two daughters, Isabelle [RANS], at home, and Mrs. J. V. KING, of Decatur, Ill.; two sons, Forrest [RANS], of Rockford, Ill., and Donald [RANS], of Rochester; three brothers, Roy RANS, of Kewanna; James RANS, of Fulton, and V. O. RANS, of Argos; a sister, Mrs. Jess ZUCK, of Kewanna, and five grandchildren.
Burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, July 21, 1942

Warsaw, Ind., July 21. (INS) - Despondent over ill health, Charles B. STEVENS, 62, a retired railway mail clerk, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. The widow and three daughters survive.

Wednesday, July 22, 1942

Mrs. Minnie Henrietta (NELSON) SWEET, 60, died early this morning at her home at 805 E. Twelfth street. Death, which was due to complications, followed an illness of two years. She had been critically ill for the past two months. Mrs. Sweet was blind for about nine years preceding her death.
Mrs. Sweet was born in March 1882, at Logansport. She was married in that city to Charles Edward SWEET. She came to Rochester from Logansport about six years ago.
Survivors include five sons, William [SWEET], Charles [SWEET], and Benjamin [SWEET], of Rochester; David [SWEET], of Logansport; and James [SWEET] of Ft. Ord, California; one daughter, Hazel SWEET, of Dubuque, Iowa, and four grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will remain at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the funeral takes place. Rev. MOORE, of this city, will be in charge of the services.

Thursday, July 23, 1942

Rochester friends late yesterday were apprised of the death of Dr. William S. HECTOR, 76, which occurred Sunday at his home, 7706 Essex avenue, Chicago. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, four o'clock, at the Bryn Mawr church in Chicago, and burial was made in a cemetery at McGregor, Iowa.
Dr. Hector, who was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Cornelius HECTOR, was born in Rochester. He graduated from the local high school and the Bennett Medical School, of Chicago, and later took post graduate courses in surgery in universities at Heidelberg, Germany, and Vienna, Austria.
For a number of years he was chief surgeon at the St. Bernard's hospital in Chicago. During this time he made weekly calls to the old Woodlawn hospital in this city, where he cooperated in surgery with the late Dr. W. S. SHAFER, and later with Dr. H. O. SHAFER, deceased, who owned and operated Woodlawn following the death of his father.
The deceased, who was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge is survived by a son, William D. HECTOR and a daughter, Mrs. Mary DIX, both of Chicago. His wife, Edna [HECTOR], a brother, Dr. Frank HECTOR and a sister, Mrs. Charles MOORE, the latter two of this city, preceded him in death a number of years ago.

Plymouth, Ind., July 23 (INS) - Earl GOTTSCHALK, 55, farmer, died early today of a fractured skull received late Wednesday while putting hay in the mow. Gottschalk's feet became entangled in the hay rope, pulling him off the load. He hit his head on a bumper of his truck. A wife and two married daughters survive.

Friday, July 24, 1942

Mrs. Jennie May GROSSMAN, 66, died suddenly Thursday evening about 6:30 of a heart attack at her home in Hibbard, near Argos.
Jennie May [WELDY], the daughter of Seth and Elizabeth WELDY, was born in Boston, Ind., September 13, 1875. She was married Feb. 6, 1908, to Oris GROSSMAN, who survives. She had lived in the Argos neighborhood for 40 years.
Survivors besides the husband, are two daughters, Juanita [GROSSMAN] and Vera [GROSSMAN], both of South Bend; one son, Therald [GROSSMAN], of South Bend; two brothers, Daniel [WELDY], of Boston, and Charles [WELDY], of Lessburg; three sisters, Mrs. Minna DINE, Angora; Mrs. Altha CLARK, Dallas, Texas; and Mrs. Sue SAUNDERS, Bluffton.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Burial will be made at Poplar Grove cemetery, near Argos.

Saturday, July 25, 1942

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie SWEET, who passed away Wednesday, will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. MOORE, will be in charge of the services.

Mrs. Anna M. MARTIN, 84, pioneer resident of Argos, passed away 12:30 Saturday morning at the Kelly hospital. Mrs. Martin had been in ill health for the past several years, suffering from complications. She was the widow of the late Jacob MARTIN, who operated a lumber business in Argos for a long number of years.
Anna M. [GOODMAN], daughter of William G. and Lavina GOODMAN, was born in Argos on Jan. 15, 1858. On October 6th, 1883, she was united in marriage with Jacob MARTIN, in a ceremony solemnized at Argos. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Argos Christian church and Order of the Eastern Star, of that city.
The sole survivor is a sister, Mrs. Etta HUGHES, of South Bend, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the Grossman funeral home, in Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian church will officiate. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home, up until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Archie Moore of Kewanna has received word of the death of her brother, Ernest GORE of Great Bend, Kansas, formerly of this vicinity.
The deceased was the son of William and Laura GORE and was born in Kentucky. He married Maude KESLING of near Logansport and they had lived on a wheat and dairy farm in Kansas for several years.
The survivors are his wife and two sons, Homer [GORE], at home, and Keith GORE, of Larned, Kansas; five sisters, Mrs. Archie MOORE, Kewanna; Mrs. Henry SHREPEL, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Ethel KLINGER of Bradentown, Fla.; and the misses Nancy [GORE] and Doss GORE of Larned, Kansas, and three brothers, William [GORE], Daniel [GORE] and Earl GORE, also of Larned.

Monday, July 27, 1942

Funeral services for William Ray SCHOONOVER, 55, formerly of Argos, who died early Saturday at his home in Cleveland, Ohio, were held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Mr. Schoonover had been in ill health for the past three years. Death was due to tuberculosis.
William Ray Schoonover was born May 18, 1887, at Argos; he was the son of Berle and Frances SCHOONOVER. He was married in 1924 to Helen NUE, of Bourbon. In 1928, he was remarried to Elizabeth BROWN, of Nashville, Tennessee, who survives.
He was Marshall county surveyor for two terms, before he moved to Cleveland.
Survivors include, besides the widow, two children by his first marriage, Billy [SCHOONOVER] and Suzanne [SCHOONOVER], at home; his mother, Mrs. Frances SCHOONOVER, of Argos; a sister, Mrs. Hugh RINER, of Indianapolis; and two uncles, Alonzo [SCHOONOVER] and Charles SCHOONOVER, of Argos.
Rev. C. C. Maple was in charge of the funeral services this afternoon. Burial will be made in the Bourbon cemetery.

Samuel N. SHESLER, 85, pioneer citizen of Akron, passed away Sunday afternoon, 12:40 o'clock, at his home in that city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of a year's duration. Mr. Shesler had a legion of friends throughout Akron and vicinity and was well known over the northern section of the state.
For a period of over 30 years he owned and edited the Akron News and was active in the political and civic affairs of his community and state. He had resided in Akron for 52 years. Several years ago he retired from the newspaper business, selling the Akron News to Bernard Clayton, of Rochester.
Samuel N. Shesler was born in Fairfield county, O., on Sept. 22, 1856. His parents were Simon and Deliah SHESLER. In a ceremony solemnized in White county, Ind., on December 25th, 1878, Mr. Shesler was united in marriage with Miss Samantha PETTIT. The deceased was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Masonic order of Akron.
The survivors are his wife, of Akron; three daughters, Mrs. Amy WALTON, of Indianapolis; Mrs. O. I. MINTER, of Rochester; Mrs. Scott GIBSON, of Macy; a sister, Mrs. Ella BALLARD, of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A son, Scott [SHESLER], and a daughter, Mrs. Mildred ADAMS, of Rochester, preceded their father in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Shesler home in Akron. Rev. H. D. CONWAY, of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.
The body was removed from the Sheetz Funeral Home late this afternoon to the residence where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, July 28, 1942

In the list of survivors of the late Samuel N. SHESLER, of Akron, appearing in Monday's issue of The News-Sentinel, the name of a daughter, Mrs. Scott K. STINSON, of Macy, Ind., was omitted. In receiving the report of the death over the telephone, the name was erroneously received as Mrs. Scott GIBSON, of Macy.

John BARNHISEL, 87, a pioneer farmer residing in Perry township, Miami county, passed away, Monday at his farm home. Death resulted from complications following an illness of but a few days. The deceased had been a life-long resident of Perry township and had a host of friends throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
Mr. Barnhisel was born in Perry township on September 1st, 1854. His parents were Cornelius and Elizabeth BARNHISEL. Mr. Barnhisel's first wife was Miss Lucy FULTZ, who preceded in death a number of years ago; later he was united in marriage with Mrs. Mary MULLIGAN. The deceased was a member of the Emanuel Evangelical church and served as chorister for this church for over 64 years.
Surviving are the widow; a son, Ezra BARNHISEL, of Huntington; a daughter, Mrs. Melissa WISE, of Kokomo; a step-daughter, Mrs. Margaret BRUNTON, of Morocco; and a brother, Noah BARNHISEL, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning, 10:30 o'clock, at the Emanuel Evangelical church, with Rev. B. C. CHAPMAN in charge. Interment will be made in the Gaerte cemetery, southeast of Akron.
The body will lie in state at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, until 8:30 Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, July 29, 1942

Amos C. HUXLEY, 72, father of County Agent M. J. HUXLEY, of this city, passed away Tuesday evening, six o'clock, at his home in Knightstown, Ind.
Mr. Huxley, who is well known to several Fulton county people, owned and operated the farm which was formerly known as the John M. MILLER stock farm, situated four miles north of Peru, on the Denver pike. Upon retiring from the farming business he resided at Indianapolis and later at Knightstown.
The survivors are his wife, a son, Edwin C. HUXLEY, of Indianapolis, and M. J. HUXLEY, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Montgomery Funeral Home in Indianapolis. Mr. Huxley and his two children will attend the services.

Bowen C. BOWELL, 86, retired rural mail carrier, of Argos, died at 2:20 Tuesday afternoon at the Kelly hospital in Argos, following an illness of several months. Death was due to complications.
Mr. Bowell was born February 4, 1856, near Argos, the son of Basil and Hannah BOWELL. He lived in the Argos community his entire life. He was married October 11, 1877, to Mina CROCO, who preceded him in death April 15th of this year. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are two sons, Clyde [BOWELL], of Argos, and Russell [BOWELL], of San Francisco; three brothers, Lewis [BOWELL], of Argos; Andrew [BOWELL], of Cleveland, and James [BOWELL], of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine SARBER, of Argos, and Mrs. Addie WALLACE, of Argos; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The body is now at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Argos Methodist church with Rev. E. D. THISTLETHWAITE in charge, assisted by Rev. W. B. COLLIER. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Thursday, July 30, 1942

Friends in Rochester received word last night of the death of John Francis CAHILL, of Plymouth, who died there Tuesday forenoon. Mr. Cahill was the proprietor of a restaurant at the east edge of Plymouth. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning in the St. Michael's church in Plymouth.

Mrs. Etta HOOVER, 70, well-known local lady, passed away at 1:55 this afternoon at her home at 1129 South Main street. Death followed an illness of several weeks' duration.
Survivors include her son, Harold R. HOOVER, of Dundee, Michigan.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed. An obituary will appear in Friday's News-Sentinel.

Friday, July 31, 1942

Funeral services for Mrs. Etta HOOVER, who passed away at her home, 1129 South Main street, this city Thursday afternoon, will be held at the Methodist church, Sunday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will officiate. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, it was stated.
Flora Etta (RANNELLS) HOOVER was born on a farm in the Zink's lake neighborhood, 70 years ago. Practically all of her life was spent in Rochester and Fulton county with the exception of a few years' residency in Kansas. In 1893 she was united in marriage with Calvin HOOVER in a ceremony solemnized in this city. Her husband, who operated a cigar factory in this city for a long number of years, passed away several years ago.
Mrs. Hoover was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and was an active worker in that religious organization. She was also a member of the Rebekah lodge and the Victoria Reading Circle.
The survivors are a son, Harold R. HOOVER, of Dundee, Mich.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Clifford COLLINS, of Detroit, and Miss Isabelle HOOVER, of Ann Arbor, Mich., and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Metta HOOVER, of this city.
The body of Mrs. Hoover was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to the Hoover residence Friday afternoon. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Gail HARSH, of Akron, Fulton county welfare department director, passed away Thursday evening, 9 o'clock, at his home on East Rochester street, Akron, Ind. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of a year and a half duration. Mr. Harsh had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton county.
Gail, son of Henry and Florence ANDERSON HARSH, was born in Akron on October 28th, 1886, and had been a resident of that city throughout his entire life. His wife was formerly Miss Mary HALDEMAN, of Akron. For a number of years Mr. Harsh was engaged in the harness business in Akron, and prior to his acceptance of a position in the County Welfare department, he was a partner in an automobile agency in Rochester.
Mr. Harsh was a member of the Akron Masonic Order and the Modern Woodmen of America.
The survivors are his wife; his mother, Mrs. Florence HARSH, of Akron and a brother, Darl [HARSH], also of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at the Harsh home, Sunday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron. The body will be removed from the Moyer funeral home to the Harsh residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.

Frank R. WHITE, 75, farmer of three and one-half miles northwest of Akron, died this morning at 2:00 at Woodlawn hospital. Death was due to complications. Mr. White suffered a broken hip several weeks ago in a fall during a heart attack.
Mr. White was born in 1867, the son of Peter and Sarah WHITE. He was married to Emma BALLENGER, who survives, at Akron in 1893. He was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God.
Survivors besides the widow are three sons, Andrew [WHITE], of Michigan; Charles [WHITE], of near Akron; and Fletcher [WHITE], at home; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed; the body is now at the Moyer funeral home in Akron.

Saturday, August 1, 1942

Funeral services for Frank R. WHITE, who died yesterday at Woodlawn hospital, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the White residence northwest of Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery northwest of Akron.

Tuesday, August 4, 1942

Funeral services for Gary Eugene TEETER, 8, who died Sunday evening at his home in Detroit, Mich., will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 in the Dale Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery.
The child's death, which was due to complications, followed an illness of three days. He was born September 12, 1934, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Roy and Zeda TEETER. He had many relatives in the Akron neighborhood.
Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Teeter, of Detroit, and his grandmothers, Mrs. Frank TEETER, of Akron, and Mrs. H. W. ANES, of Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvah McCARTER of Macy this morning attended the funeral of Mrs. Cora PALMER, 73, at New Paris, Ohio. Mrs. Palmer was the widow of the late Charles PALMER.

Thursday, August 6, 1942

LaZade Alice McCOLLEY, 18, of north of Akron, passed away at 6:55 this morning in the Woodlawn hospital. Death, which was due to nephritis, followed an illness of several days.
Miss McColley, the daughter of Emerson and Marjorie McCOLLEY, was born May 3, 1924, at Roann. Her family moved to the Akron neighborhood about two years ago. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson McCOLLEY, of north of Akron; two brothers, Herman [McCOLLEY], of Camp Custer, Mich., and Norman [McCOLLLLEY], of Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence WENTZEL, of Griffith, Ind., and Ruth Mae [McCOLLEY], at home; and her grandfather, Walter WHEATLEY, of Laketon, Ind.

Friday, August 7, 1942

Funeral services for LaVada Alice McCOLLEY will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Akron Church of God with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Roann cemetery.

Saturday, August 8, 1942

Funeral services for Henry Lewis MEREDITH, 90, retired farmer of Akron, who died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry SHOWALTER, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Showalter home. Rev. Noah McCOY of North Manchester will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Meredith's death, which was due to complications, followed an illness of six weeks.
He was born May 30, 1852, in Mahoning county, Ohio, the son of William and Eliza MEREDITH. The deceased was married April 10, 1884, near Warsaw, to Viola BALL, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Meredith had resided in the Akron neighborhood for the past 28 years, coming there from Kosciusko county. He was a member of the Akron Methodist church. For eight years he served as Fulton county commissioner.
Survivors include: four sons, Russell [MEREDITH], Charles [MEREDITH] and Kenneth [MEREDITH], all of Akron, and Donald [MEREDITH], of Boise City, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. Frank BARNES, of Wabash; Mrs. Harry SHOWALTER, of Akron, and Mrs. Opal HIPSKIN, of Chicago; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Monday, August 10, 1942

Albert Cornelius CONRAD, aged 63, retired farmer of Richland township, died Sunday morning at 4:10 o'clock at the home of his son, Oren [CONRAD], in Richland township. Death followed an illness of seven months.
Albert Conrad was born October 15, 1878, in Cass county, Indiana, the son of William and Martha CONRAD. He moved to this county when a small boy. He was married December 30, 1903, in Rochester to Almeda ARVIN, who preceded him in death. Mr. Conrad was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Survivors include one son, Oren, of near Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Lyman DAWSON, of Chicago; two brothers, Edward [CONRAD] and Arthur [CONRAD], both of Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl ELKINS, of Kokomo, and Mrs. Flora COLWELL, of Russiaville; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Richland Center M.E. church with Rev. John Paul JONES in charge. Burial will be made in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body has been returned to the home of his son from the Foster Funeral Home.

Mrs. Leonard PECK, known to her friends of Macy and community as Miss Hazel Fern CAULK, of Santa Monica, Calif., passed away at Santa Barbara, Calif., last Thursday. Funeral services were held in that city Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry CAULK of Santa Monica. Mr. Caulk was station agent and telegraph operator at Macy prior to his locating in California and on visits here the daughter made a number of friends.
She was graduated from Redlands university, majoring in music, and had studied, besides teaching music at the University of California, and had received a number of honors in the music field. For several years she was an instructor of music in the schools at Santa Barbara.
Surviving her are her husband, an infant son, a few days old, and her parents.
Mrs. C. H. MULLICAN of this city was an aunt.

Tuesday, August 11, 1942

Lewis S. BOWELL, 84, pioneer citizen of Argos, passed away at 2:45 o'clock Monday morning at the Kelly hospital following an illness of two weeks' duration. Death was attributed to a complication of diseases. Mr. Bowell, who was a retired farmer, had a host of friends throughout the Argos community.
Lewis S., son of Basil and Hannah (KIMMETT) BOWELL, was born on a farm a mile north of Argos, on September 28th, 1858, and resided in Marshall county throughout his entire life. On January 1, 1880, he was united in marriage with Ida McSLURE, who passed away in 1937. In a ceremony solemnized April 9th, 1939, he was wed to Mrs. Della HUTCHINSON.
The survivors are the widow; three sons, Herbert [BOWELL] and Floyd [BOWELL], of Argos; Earl [BOWELL], of Wichita, Kans.; a daughter, Mrs. Gertie WHISMAN, of Argos; two brothers, Andrew [BOWELL], of Cleveland, O., and James BOWELL, of Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. W. C. SARBER and Mrs. John WALLACE, both of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Umbaugh Funeral home in Argos. Rev. Elmer JONES, of Elkhart, and Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Argos, will officiate. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery, at Plymouth.

Saturday, August 15, 1942

Rochester relatives and friends have just been apprised of the death of Mrs. Al A. CAMPBELL, which occurred at her home in Portland, Ore., on August 4th. Burial was made in a Portland cemetery. Mrs. Ulysses LEITER is a sister-in-law and C. C. CAMPBELL, a brother-in-law of the deceased. Prior to her marriage Mrs. Campbell was Miss Orpha BRUMBAUGH, of Kewanna.

Monday, August 17, 1942

Leroy Benjamin MYERS, retired shoe repairman, passed away this morning at 6:45 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry OVERMYER, northwest of Rochester. Death was due to paralysis. Mr. Myers had been ill for over ten years; the fatal stroke occurred three weeks ago.
Mr. Myers was born August 13, 1859, in Summit county, Ohio, the son of William and Lavina MYERS. The family moved to Indiana when he was about six years old. He was married to Amande ZARTMAN in Culver December 9, 1880. He was a member of the Grandview Evangelical church.
Survivors are: a brother, Allen [MYERS], of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Harry OVERMYER, with whom he made his home; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Grandview church with Rev. E. A. GIVENS in charge. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, August 18, 1942

Private funeral services were held Thursday, August 6th, 10 a.m., in the Little Chapel of the Chimes, Portland, Ore., for Orpha May CAMPBELL, wife of A. A. CAMPBELL, who died Tuesday, August 4th, at her home, 4421 North Haight avenue.
Mrs. Campbell was born in Fulton county, Indiana, and had lived in Portland since 1912. She was a member of the Piedmont Presbyterian church.
Children surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John R. McDONALD, Mrs. Mary B. GYNTHER and Mrs. Oliver TRAVER, all of Portland; three sons, Donald B. CAMPBELL, assistant manager of the Denver ordnance plant; Dr. Malcolm A. CAMPBELL and Dr. Albert A. CAMPBELL, of Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Mary E. SHERBONDY, who would have been 95 years of age September 6th, died this morning at 8:20 at her home at 1200 Madison street, this city. Mrs. Sherbondy had been in poor health for some time, although she had been bedfast for only a week.
Mrs. Sherbondy was born September 6, 1847, in Wabash county, Indiana, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth MILLER. She had lived in Rochester for a number of years. She was married June 26, 1866 to George SHERBONDY, who preceded her in death. They were the parents of six children, three of whom survive.
Mrs. Sherbondy was a member of the Silver Lake U.B. church and the Women's Relief Corps of Rochester.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Amy POWELL and Laura SHERBONDY, of Rochester; one son, Bruce SHERBONDY, of Elkhart; four grandchildren, Howard [SHERBONDY] and Richard SHERBONDY, of Rochester; Marion Olive ACHBURGER, of Elkhart; and Mrs. Helen EGGERT, of Chicago; one great-grandchild, Jimmy EGGERT, of Chicago.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet. They will be announced in tomorrow's News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, August 19, 1942

A short funeral service for Mrs. Mary SHERBONDY, who passed away Tuesday morning at her home here in Rochester, will be held at the home here at 1:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon and the church service and burial will be held at South Pleasant, three miles south of Silver Lake at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Rev. McCAULLEY of North Manchester will officiate.

James Henry MURRAY, 83, well known farmer residing six miles north of Kewanna, passed away 7:05 o'clock, Wednesday morning at his farm home. Death resulted from complications following a three months illness. Mr. Murray, who had resided in that locality for over 63 years, had a host of friends in both Fulton and Pulaski counties.
James Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey MURRAY, was born June 22nd, 1859 in Calhoun county, Mich. In a ceremony solemnized at Winamac, Ind., on June 22nd, 1899 he was united in marriage with Miss Nellie Jane CONNER. The deceased followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life.
The survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. A. H. MUMMERT, of Rochester; Mrs. Gilford CHAPMAN, of Monterey; two sons, Oral G. [MURRAY], of LaPorte; Ralph [MURRAY], of Rochester; a brother, Joseph [MURRAY], of Marshall, Mich.; four half-brothers and sister; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, 10 o'clock, at the Murray home. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery south of Leiters Ford.

Thursday, August 20, 1942

The Sherbondy family stated today that in the obituary of Mrs. Mary SHERBONDY, 95, which appeared in a recent issue of The News-Sentinel they failed to mention the following relatives in the list of survivors: a brother, Charles MILLER, of Sidney, Ind., and two step-grandchildren, Mrs. Herbert MYERS, of Rochester, and William POWELL, of Henry, Ill.

Henry MESSINGER, 83, retired carpenter, former resident of Fulton county, died Wednesday evening at a Grand Rapids, Mich., hospital. Mr. Messinger had been ill for almost three months. Death was due to complications.
Mr. Messinger was born in Liberty township, May 12, 1859, the son of Henry and Mary MESSINGER. He lived in Fulton county practically his entire life. Recently, he made his home with his son, William [MESSINGER], of Grand Rapids, Mich. Mr. Messinger was wed to Mary STINGLEY, March 25, 1875. She preceded him in death several years ago.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Hershel GOSS, of near Fulton; Mrs. Robert ECKERT, of New York City; Mrs. Frank PENCE, of Sherwood, Mich.; and Mrs. Charles WILLIAMS, of Tucson, Ariz.; one son, William [Messinger}, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton, with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will be returned to the Ditmire Chapel Friday from the Vanderpool Funeral Home of Grand Rapids. It will remain in the chapel until after the services.

Friday, August 21, 1942

Mrs. Dolly ELLIS of Fulton yesterday received word from the U. S. War Department that her son, John W. REDD, who was serving in the Philippines at the time of the fall of Corregidor is listed as "missing in action."
In the final days before the surrender of the fortress there were casualties which were not reported to the War Department. It is not known whether he was among thos injured or has been taken a prisoner of War by the Japanese government, it was stated.
Redd has been in the army about a year. He attended the high school at Metea.

Monday, August 24, 1942

Parlee E. FOOR, 78, retired Richland Township farmer, died Sunday morning about 7:30 o'clock at his home, five and one-half miles northwest of Rochester, following an illness of about 30 months. Death was due to complications.
He was born May 15, 1864 at Macy, the son of David and Ellen FOOR. He had resided in Richland township since 1906 coming there from North Dakota. He was married December 24, 1889, to Essie M. SCHOOLCRAFT, who preceded him in death several years ago. He was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church.
Survivors include: five sons, Ossie [FOOR], of Willoughby, O.; Furman [FOOR] and Jesse [FOOR], both of South Bend; James [FOOR], of Wanatah; and Dennis [FOOR], at home; two brothers, Frederick [FOOR], Rochester, and Dr. J. D. FOOR, Terre Haute; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Sand Hill Methodist church with Rev. John Paul JONES in charge. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be returned to the Foor residence this evening from the Foster funeral home.

Tuesday, August 25, 1942

Mrs. Ida MINOR, 75, well-known Argos resident passed away 3:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from complications which came in the wake of a hip fracture she suffered in Peru four days ago, while attending the funeral of a friend. The deceased had been a resident of Argos for over 40 years, coming there from Warsaw, Ind.
Mrs. Minor was born on a farm near Warsaw, Ind., on October 29th, 1866. Her parents were John and Mary MILLER. On November 25th, 1884 she was united in marriage with John MINOR. Mrs. Minor was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
The survivors are her husband, John; eight daughters, Mrs. Osie BURFIELD, Mrs. Hazel LELAND, Mrs. Una GRAHAM, Mrs. Ruth JOHNSON, all of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Edith GRIMMER of South Bend; Mrs. Inez HARDING of Miamisburg, Ohio; Mrs. Mary LAFFA, of Chicago; Mrs. Parker SNOKE, of Hammond; two sons, Leonard MINOR, of Pierceton, Ind.; and Russell MINOR, of Louisville, Ky., and two brothers, Lester MILLER, of Argos and Harry MILLER, of Alexandria, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Argos Methodist church. Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home up until 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at which time it will be removed to the Minor home.

Vernon R. MILLER, 57, prominently known resident of Rochester and Athens, passed away Monday evening seven o'clock, at his farm home two and half miles south of Athens. His death which was attributed to complications followed an illness of six months duration. Mr. Miller throughout a score or more of years was active in both county and district Democratic interests and served as Democratic chairman of Fulton county from 1934 to 1936.
For the past 19 years, he was employed by the Northern Indiana Power Co., and later by the Public Service Co. of Indiana, Inc. For the past several years he was in charge of the sales division of the local utility company and in this capacity he had made a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.

Vernon R., son of Henry and Sarah MILLER was born July 6th, 1885, in the home where he succumbed. He attended and graduated from the Akron schools and then completed courses at Manchester College and the Rochester Normal College. He was employed as a teacher and principal of the old McKinley school, northeast of this city for a period of 19 years. During the summer months he was employed as a barber at Akron. On March 10th, 1906, in a ceremony solemnized at Rochester, he was united in marriage with Miss Versa OVERMEYER. Mr. Miller was a member of Fredonia Lodge, No. 122, Knights of Pythias, of Rochester.
The survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Ester NICODEMUS, of near Akron; Mrs. Ira ZOLMAN, Burket; Irene MILLER at home; four brothers, Carl MILLER, of Sycamore, Ill.; Roy MILLER, of Akron; Jake [MILLER] and Fred MILLER, of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. George BOWEN, of Wabash, Ind.; Mrs. William KERN, of Peru and Mrs. Walter BOCKOVER, of Peru and three grandchildren, Carol Lee NICODEMUS, Jean Kaye ZOLMAN and Vernon D. ZOLMAN. Two brothers preceded the deceased in death.
Brief services will be held at the Miller home two o'clock Wednesday afternoon and the body will then be brought to the Rochester United Brethren church where regular rites will be conducted starting at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. SCHROEDER and Rev. LONGENBAUGH.
The body was returned from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Miller residence Tuesday afternoon, where friends may call up until the hour of the rites.

Lowell E. EWER, 39, of Argos, passed away 3 a.m. Tuesday morning at Woodlawn hospital, this city. Death was attributed to cirrhosis of the liver. The deceased had been in a critical condition for the past three weeks. Mr. Ewer who was engaged in the hardware and farm implement business both in Argos and Fulton, Ind. for a number of years, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this section of the state. He had been engaged in business in Argos for the past three years.
Lowell E., son of William and Effie EWER, was born November 10th, 1902 in Bureau county, Ill. He came to Fulton county a number of years ago and was engaged in business at Fulton for several years, prior to moving to Argos.
The survivors are his mother, Mrs. Effie Ewer, of Argos; his father, William Ewer, of Fulton; a son, Wallace [EWER], of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Laura PFLUGHAUPT, of LaPorte, Ind., and a brother, Howard EWER, of Peru, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will be conducted in the Baptist church at Fulton, on Thursday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Fulton cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton up until the hour of the rites.

Wednesday, August 26, 1942

Odie E. WILLS, 72, Wayne township farmer, died this morning at 3:15 o'clock at his home south of Grass Creek. Death, which followed illness of nine weeks, was due to complications.
Mr. Wills was born Aug. 30, 1870, in Lebanon, Ind., the son of Archibald and Martha WILLS. He had lived in the Grass Creek neighborhood for the past 28 years. He was married July 27, 1891, to Luella VOORHIS, who died in 1917. On April 4, 1920, he was rewed to Johannah SHORTS, who survives. Mr. Wells was a member of the Grass Creek United Brethren church.
Survivors, besides the widow, are: two daughters, Florence COHEE, of Lebanon; and Beulah BALL, of Twelve Mile; three sons, Archie [WILLS], Marlie [WILLS], and Paul [WILLS], all of Grass Creek; one half-sister, Naomi McDANIELS, of Lebanon; thirteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed; they will appear in Thursday's News-Sentinel.

Mrs. Riley McINTIRE, of 701 East 10th street, this city, passed away Tuesday evening at Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several weeks duration from complications.
The deceased who was the daughter of William and Augusta (HOIKE) HEGER was born in Indianapolis, on May 6th, 1882. She had been a resident of Rochester for a long number of years.
The survivors are her husband [Riley McINTIRE]; three sisters, Mrs. Mame EASTWOOD, of Rochester; Mrs. Louis JENSEN, of Troy, N.Y.; Mrs. Edward APPLEGATE, of Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, Frank HEGER, of Indianapolis; William HEGER, of Miami, Arizona; and two step-children.
Funeral services had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, August 27, 1942

Funeral services for Mrs. Riley McINTIRE, who died Tuesday evening will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at the Val Zimmerman Funeral Home, with Rev. H. J. BAILEY in charge. Burial will be made in the local Citizens cemetery.

Saturday, August 29, 1942

Sarah Josephine BORDEN, 70, of near Burton, died Friday night at 11 o'clock at her home. Death, after serious illness of one week, was due to paralysis.
Mrs. Borden, the daughter of William and Susan WALLACE, was born in Marshall county, Oct. 24, 1871. She was married in Rochester in 1892 to Oliver J. BORDEN. She had lived in the Burton neighborhood for 40 years, moving there from Richland township. She was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Survivors include her husband, Oliver J. Borden; two sisters, Mrs. Roy AILER, of Rochester; Mrs. Mattie MULLEN, of Argos; one brother, James A. WALLACE, of Fulton; four daughters, Mrs. Edith CLAYBURN, Mrs. Lula ROMIG, Mrs. Devon SHIVELEY, Mrs. Rex CAREY, all of Rochester; one son, Joe [BORDEN], also of Rochester, and 16 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Tiosa Brethren church, with Rev. Ora LEMERT in charge. Burial will be made in the Richter cemetery near Tiosa.
The body was returned to the Borden residence late this afternoon from the Foster funeral home.

Friends here received word today of the death of Walter SMITH, 52, former local resident, at Muncie Thursday. Mr. Smith was the foster son of Mrs. Ella SMITH, now of Warren, Ind. Funeral services will be held in Muncie this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Monday, August 31, 1942

Mrs. Anna ERB, 89, a pioneer resident of Akron, passed away, 7:30 o'clock Saturday evening at her home in that city. Death resulted from complications following a year's illness. Mrs. Erb had been a resident of Akron for over two score years.
Mrs. Erb was born August 18th, 1853 in Miami county, Ind. Her parents were John F. and Susan (NEWTON) WARD. Her husband, John M. ERB, preceded her in death a number of years ago. The deceased was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Frank HELVEY, of Akron; three sons, Howard [ERB], of Wabash; Frank [ERB], of Chicago; Clarence [ERB] of Belconi, Miss.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Emory [ERB] and Charles [ERB], preceded their mother in death.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock in the Akron Church of God. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, September 1, 1942

Mrs. Henry FROMM, of 1215 South Jefferson street, passed away at 5:15 o'clock Monday evening at the Ewing Nursing home on Madison street, this city. Death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered a few months ago. "Aunt Ida," as Mrs. Fromm was more familiarly known to a host of friends throughout this community, took an active interest in social, religious and charitable organizations during her several years of residency in Rochester.
Ida [BAGLEY], daughter of John and Christinana (YOUNG) BAGLEY, was born in London, Canada, on March 4th, 1868. A number of years ago she was united in marriage with Henry FROMM. The Fromms had resided in Rochester for over a score of years and moved here from Chicago. Mrs. Fromm was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church, of this city.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Robert SULLIVAN, of San Mateo, Calif.; a son, whose address is unknown; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, George [BAGLEY], of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning from the St. Joseph Catholic church, with Rev. Charles SCHOLL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here. The body was removed from the Val Zimmerman funeral home to the residence, 1215 South Jefferson street Tuesday afternoon where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Christina CLINKER, 74, passed away 3:30 Monday afternoon at her farm home east of Akron, following a year's illness from complications. The deceased had been bedfast for the past three weeks.
Mrs. Clinker was born May 21, 1868 in Pleasant Township, Wabash county, Ind. Her parents were Jacob and Mary (WEBER) OHM. On August 10th, 1888 she was united in marriage with Henry CLINKER, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Clinker was a member of the South Pleasant church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary ALBERTSON of Atwood; Mrs. Phoebe ROGERS, of Akron; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the South Pleasant church. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Rev. Levi HILL will officiate. Burial will be made in the South Pleasant cemetery.

Wednesday, September 2, 1942

Funeral services for Mrs. Christina CLINKER, of Akron were held this afternoon at the South Pleasant church, with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. In the list of survivors, the name of her husband, Henry CLINKER, was unintentionally omitted in the report received from the Akron correspondent.

Mrs. Beatrice BROOKS, of Plymouth, today advised local friends of the passing of her father, Barnard (Barney) LAUER, which occurred at the Lauer home in Plymouth, at 10 o'clock Tuesday evening. Mr. Lauer, who was associated with the Lauer Clothing Store, of Plymouth, for a long number of years, had many friends in Rochester. The deceased is survived by the daughter; a son, Maurice [LAUER], of California, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Daniels Funeral Home in Plymouth, Friday afternoon at three o'clock, and burial will be made in the Plymouth cemetery.

Thursday, September 3, 1942

Mrs. Trella HOLDERMAN, 74, a widow residing two and a quarter miles south of Tippecanoe, at the junction of Roads 331 and 25, passed away Thursday morning at 11:15 in Woodlawn hospital from second degree burns she received at seven o'clock Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Holderman, who resided with her widowed sister, Mrs. Carrie Towns, was engaged in canning apple butter for their winter consumption. As she attempted to remove a can containing boiling paraffin she received burns to her fingers which caused her to drop the container and the contents caught afire from the oil burner and ignited her clothing.
Her sister, hearing her screams, aided in extinguishing the flames, but not until Mrs. Holderman's clothing was completely burned from her body. Neighbors, who were summoned to the Holderman home, brought the injured woman to Woodlawn hospital where she was given medical attention.
The attending physician stated that practically ninety per cent of Mrs. Holderman's body was severely burned and no hope was held for her recovery. The entire portion of her body from her knees to her head was seared by the flames from the melted paraffin.
Mrs. Holderman is survived by her sister, Mrs. Carrie TOWNS, of near Tippecanoe, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Albert NEWELL and Mrs. Roy SMITH, both of Mentone, Ind.
Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth THRUSH, 69, lifelong resident of this city, passed away at 6:30 Thursday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Marion PORTER, at 1511 Bancroft avenue. Mrs. Thrush had been in ill health for the past year, however, her condition did not become critical until about six weeks ago. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends in Rochester and community.
Mrs. Thrush was born in Rochester on March 2nd, 1873. Her parents were Adolphus and Mary E. PARKER. In 1921 she was united in marriage with Rufus THRUSH. Her husband passed away in June of 1941. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church, the O.E.S., the Rebekah lodge, the Women's Relief Corps, and the Pastime club.

Surviving are a brother, John A. PARKER, of Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Marion PARKER, of this city; two half-brothers, Charles (Chick) GOODRICH, of this city; Vernon GOODRICH, of Detroit, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. H. J. BAILEY will be held at the Foster Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon, two o'clock. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call up until the hour of the funeral.

Friday, September 4, 1942

Funeral services for Mrs. Trella HOLDERMAN, who passed away Thursday morning from burns received in a fruit canning accident Wednesday evening evening, will be held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Protestant church, Tippecanoe, Ind.

Mrs. Frank ROSS received word today of the death of her brother-in-law, Sam M. ROSS, aged 74, of South Bend at his home there yesterday after a 10 weeks' illness due to a heart ailment.
The deceased was born in this city, October 28, 1869, and his parents were pioneer residents of Rochester. Mr. Ross was a cigar maker and operated plants in Rochester and South Bend.
Survivors are his wife, who was Amy STEELE, and two children, Paul A. ROSS of South Bend, and Mrs. Marjorie HUTCHISON of New York, N.Y. Funeral services will be held from the L. H. ORVIS chapel in South Bend at 4 p.m., Saturday with the Rev. S. F. WRIGHT in charge. Burial will be made in the Highland cemetery in South Bend.

William Lake FOKER, 85, pioneer citizen of Argos passed away Thursday at the Morris hospital in Plymouth, Ind. Death resulted from complications, following a lengthy illness. Prior to his retirement, several years ago, Mr. Foker followed the occupation of a stone mason in Argos.
William Lake Foker was born in Plymouth, Ind., on April 22nd, 1857, and came to Argos when but a small child. In 1882 he was united in marriage with Mary Jane NIPP, who preceded him in death in 1935.
Mr. Foker was a member of the Argos Christian church.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Edna STEINER, of Fort Wayne; a brother, George FOKER, of Sherwood, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. William SISSELL, of Chesterton, Ind.; two half-brothers, Elda FOKER, of Walkerton; Elmer [FOKER], of Crystal, Mich.; two grandsons, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman Funeral Home, in Argos, Sunday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. C. C. MAPLE will be in charge of the rites and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body was removed to the Grossman funeral home where it will lie in state up until the hour of the services.

Saturday, September 5, 1942

John COOPER, 85, life-long resident of the Argos community, passed away Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harley STAYTON, of Mishawaka, where he had made his home for the past two and one-half years. Death was attributed to heart trouble.

John, son of Henry and Isabelle COOPER, was born on a farm in Fulton county, September 26th, 1856. On September 29th, 1889, he was united in marriage with Capitola WAGONER. His wife preceded him in death in 1940. The deceased was a member of the Gilead Methodist church near Argos.
The survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Kessie STAYTON, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Edna McLEAN, of Beachwood, Wis.; Mrs. Pauline HALTUG, of East Chicago; Mrs. Agnes MOWE, of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Catherine PEARSON, of North Liberty, Ind.; three brothers, Simon COOPER, of Rochester; Cyrus COOPER, of Tumbridge, N.D., and George COOPER, of Campo, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe RITTENHOUSE, of San Antonio, Calif., and Mrs. Jack O'CONNELL, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos, Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. George A. KENYON, of South Bend, will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Stephen BRUCE, 80, well known farmer of the Bruce Lake community, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Guise, of South Bend. Mr. Bruce had been in ill health for the past several months from complications.
Complete details concerning the obituary of Mr. Bruce were not available as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.
The survivors are a son, Aye BRUCE, of Detroit; three daughters, Mrs. Earl GUISE, of South Bend; Mrs. Blanch ASH, of South Chicago; and Mrs. Ferry ROSS, of Washington.
The body will be brought to the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna where funeral arrangements will be planned.

Tuesday, September 8, 1942

Arthur JOHNSON, 72, passed away Sunday morning at his home eight miles southeast of this city. Death resulted from heart trouble following a four weeks' illness. Mr. Johnson, who followed the occupation of farming, was widely known throughout the eastern sections of the county.
Mr. Johnson was born March 7th, 1870, in Miami county. He had been a resident of Henry township for over 50 years. His parents were Sam and Jemima JOHNSON.
He is survived by his widow, who was formerly Luella WICHTER; three sons, Ford [JOHNSON], of Rochester; Samuel [JOHNSON], of South Bend; Forris [JOHNSON], of Logansport; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie SHAW, of Early, Miss.; Mrs. Dean KILMER, of Rochester; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Akron Church of God. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be made in the Akron. I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, September 9, 1942

Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. from the Pleasant Hill Evangelical church near Kewanna for Stephen T. BRUCE, aged 81, former resident of Kewanna who died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. C. GUISE in South Bend after a year's illness. Rev. R. E. NIEMANN of Howell officiated and burial was made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Thursday, September 10, 1942

Mrs. Edna FOY, of this city, today was apprised of the death of her nephew, Joseph FOY, 35, which occurred Wednesday at his home in Chicago. Mr. Foy, a former resident of Peru, Ind., was a manufacturer of furnace stokers. The body will be brought to Peru where services will be held in that city, Saturday morning.

Friday, September 11, 1942

Mrs. George FLEEGLE, of this city, received word of the death of her nephew, Sgt. Earl OTTO, aged 23, of Temperance, Mich., which occurred Wednesday night in a base hospital at Tampa, Florida.
Sgt. Otto died from burns which he received September 3, when an army bomber of whose crew he was a member, fell at the army airfield at Tampa. Five other members of the plane's crew were injured but it is believed all of them will recover.
The deceased enlisted in the army flying corps one year ago and had received his training as a gunner in Texas. Before his entrance into the army Sgt. Otto was a florist and landscape gardener at Temperance.
Sgt. Otto was well known in Rochester and had often visited his aunt, Mrs. Fleegle.

Word was received this morning of the sudden death of C. Russell NEWHOUSE, of New York City. Mr. Newhouse, who is the nephew of Mrs. Mary PYLE of this city, had been ill for several months with a heart ailment. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles NEWHOUSE and lived in Wabash, Ind., for many years.
He is survived by his wife and a sister, Mrs. Allen RADER, both of New York City. Mr. Newhouse has many friends in this city, where he had visited on numerous occasions.

Saturday, September 12, 1942

Melvin TRUE, 80, "Uncle Mel," as he was more familiarly known to Rochester residents, passed away 10:30 o'clock Friday evening at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient fot the past several days.
The deceased had been in ill health for the past four years and death was attributed to complications. He resided at 554 East Eighth street.
This pioneer citizen, who died on his 80th birthday, had a host of friends through Fulton county and newspaper editors relied on the memory of this veteran citizen to supply valuable data concerning the early days of this community.
"Mel," who was born September 11th, 1862, often jokingly remarked that he was born on the day that the first circus (John Robinson's) ever showed in Rochester, and that his grandmother held him up to the window to witness the parade of this old "overland" show. His parents were Jasper and Margaret (RICHARDSON) TRUE.
Mr. True followed the occupation of interior decorating and also was employed in various other trades throughout his long years of residency here. He attended the United Brethren church and assisted in various activities of charitable organizations throughout the community.
The survivors are his widow, Caroline TRUE; a daughter, Mrs. Jasper McKAY, of this city; two sons, Melvin TRUE, of Oakland, Calif., and Walter TRUE, of Valier, Mont.; a sister, Mrs. Carrie B. SHAW, of this city, and a brother, Fred TRUE, of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors, 2:00 Sunday afternoon, with Rev. G. R. CHAMPLIN, officiating. Burial will be made in the True family lot at the Mt. Zion cemetery, southeast of this city.

Monday, September 14, 1942

Those from out of town who attended the funeral services of Melvin TRUE here Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Walter TRUE, of Valier, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Lonzo STAFFER, of Great Falls, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred TRUE, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. James McCAY, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin McCAY and family, Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCAY, Miss Martha McCAY, Mr. and Mrs. Earl FOUTS and daughters, Miss Eunice FOUTS and Mrs. Paul DRIVER, all of Mishawaka; Walter KELLY, of Logansport; Otto KELLY, of South Bend, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed HUNTER, of South Bend.

Mrs. Serona DEE ELLIS, 73, of a mile and a half southeast of Macy, died Saturday afternoon at the home of a son, Clarence [ELLIS], near Macy, after an illness of seven weeks. She had resided in the Macy community since 1908.
A native of Kentucky, she was born in Boone county, Ky., on Oct. 13, 1869. She was married to Mr. Ellis in 1885. Surviving are the son, Clarence; one brother, George [DEE], of Danville, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Ada SMITH, Danville, Ill., and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Ellis had been a resident of Macy since 1908, coming there from Danville, Ill.
The body was returned to the son's home from the Kline funeral home at Denver Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Macy Christian church with burial in Plainview cemetery.

Mrs. Mary HOFFMAN, of this city, left for Oshkosh, Wis., Saturday where she was called on account of the death of her son-in-law, Aaron WILLE, which occurred at his home in that city. Mrs. Wille was formerly Miss Ruth HOFFMAN, of this city.

Funeral services were held two o'clock this afternoon for Orange Melvin (Mel) COPLEN, at the Christian church, with Rev. Harry MOUNT officiating. Interment was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Mr. Coplen passed away Saturday afternoon at his home, 1330 South Franklin avenue, this city, following an illness of several months' duration. The deceased was a lifelong resident of Fulton county and had a legion of friends throughout this community.
Mr. Coplen was born October 16th, 1866, on a farm in Newcastle township. His parents were Isaac and Amanda COPLEN. On March 31st, 1889, he was united in marriage with Belle GREGSON. For many years he followed the occupation of farming in Newcastle township. He retired about six years ago on account of ill health. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Survivors are the wife; five sons, Milo [COPLEN], Fulton county Democratic nominee for sheriff; Oscar [COPLEN] and Ray [COPLEN], of Rochester; George [COPLEN], of Fort Wayne, Homer [COPLEN], of Winslow; two daughters, Mrs. Fred DICKERHOFF and Mrs. John BYBEE, of South Bend; fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Charles [COPLEN], of Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. Charles MILLER, of Athens. Four children preceded him in death.

Tuesday, September 15, 1942

Mrs. Pearl Mae WALLACE, 56, passed away, 6:30 o'clock Monday evening at the Kelly hospital in Argos. Death was attributed to ptomaine poisoning. Mrs. Wallace was stricken Sunday morning and was removed a short time later to the Argos hospital in an unconscious condition, from which she did not rally. The deceased had resided in the Argos community throughout her entire life.
Pearl Mae [KROUSE], daughter of Henry and Rozetta KROUSE was born on a farm near Argos on July 20th, 1886. She was united in marriage with Gilbert WALLACE on December 4th, 1904. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are the husband; four daughters, Mrs. Edna SMITH, of Plymouth; Mrs. Mildred KLAPP, at home; Mrs. Opal SWIHART, of Argos; Mrs. Ermia DENZEL BURKUS, of South Bend; a son, Elden WALLACE, of Fort Wayne; four brothers, Fred KROUSE, of LaPaz; Virgil KROUSE, of Tippecanoe; Donald KROUSE, of South Bend; Lloyd KROUSE, of Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Clara DAWSON, Mrs. Mattie LISTENBERGER and Mrs. Marjorie MORIARITY, all of Argos, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Albert VERMILLION will officiate and burial will be in the Plymouth cemetery. The body was taken from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the Wallace home where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Wilford [Mary B.] GUISE, 59, died at 8:45 o'clock Monday evening at her home three and a half miles east of this city. She had been in ill health for six months and seriously ill for the past two weeks.
Born near Argos in Marshall county April 5, 1883, she and her family moved to Fulton county in 1896. In 1911 in a ceremony performed at Rochester she was married to Mr. Guise. She was a member of the Rochester Trinity Evangelical church.
The Guise family resided in the farming districts of Fulton county for the past quarter of a century. Survivors are the husband; three sisters, Mrs. Alva HALL of Pawnee City, Neb.; Mrs. John BRUNSON of Argos and Mrs. Nellie DAVIDSON of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Rochester Evangelical church with Rev. COVERSTONE officiating. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was removed to the Foster Funeral Home, this city, where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Word has been received here of the death of Thomas CLARK, Sr., of Shelbyville, Ind. He lived in this city for several years and has many friends here.

Wednesday, September 16, 1942

Charley W. HARTER, 80, retired Henry township farmer died of complications at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon at his home eight miles east of Rochester on Road 14, He had been ill for over a year.
The son of Frederick and Lucinda (STRONG) HARTER, he spent his entire life on a farm where he was born. On May 4, 1889, he was united in marriage with Lulu WHITTENBERGER.
The Harters observed their 53rd wedding anniversary last May.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Wilbur HARTER, of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Laura SHEWMAN, of Webster Grove, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Sheetz funeral home at Akron. Funeral services will be held at the Harter home Friday afternoon, two o'clock.

A short prayer service was held this afternoon at 4:00 at the Foster funeral home for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvil UPP, who was stillborn. The Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE officiated. Interment was made at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Survivors are: three brothers, Charles Edward [UPP], now in the service overseas; David Lee [UPP] and James Leon [UPP], both living at home; one sister, Anna Marie [UPP], also living at home.

Henry ENGEL, 69, of near Talma, died of a heart attack at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon while visiting in Indianapolis.
The deceased was born in Ohio on July 6, 1873, son of Jacob and Catherine ENGEL. He moved to Indianapolis from Ohio and from Indianapolis to Rochester, where he resided for six years. At the time of his death, Mr. Engel was living with his sister, Mrs. Joseph Meiser, near Talma.
Survivors are: the sister, Mrs. Joseph MEISER, of Talma; and five brothers, John [ENGEL], of Delong; Albert [ENGEL], of Knox; Pete [ENGEL], of Burghill, O.; Lewis [ENGEL], of Nettleton, Ark.; Charles [ENGEL], of Monterey; and one brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Joseph Meiser. Interment will be made in the Monterey cemetery. The body will be removed to the Meiser home on Thursday where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Thursday, September 17, 1942

Mrs. Ema Belle [(HETZNER)] BUMBARGER HAWKINS, 79, died of heart trouble at 6:30 Thursday morning at the home of her son, John Bumbarger, six miles west of Rochester, after an illness of five years.
The deceased was born on April 3, 1863, daughter of Michael and Rebecca HETZNER. She came to Rochester from Zion, Ill., in 1882 to be married to William BUMBARGER. At the time of her death, Mrs. Hawkins had been living with her son, John, for six months. She was a member of the Church of God.
The survivors are: two sons, John [BUMBARGER] and Charles [BUMBARGER], of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie HARLOW, of Zion, Ill.; all three are children of William Bumbarger; two sisters, Mrs. CRIST, of Elkhart; Mrs. Julia DAVISSON, of Rochester; three brothers, Edward [HETZNER] and David [HETZNER], of Fort Wayne; William [HETZNER], of Michigan, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Foster funeral home. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until the hour of burial.

Friday, September 18, 1942

Ulysses S. KROST, 71, of near Akron, died of complications at 7:00 o'clock Thursday evening. Mr. Krost had been ailing for a year, yet his death was quite unexpected.
The deceased was born January 1, 1871, in Wabash county. His parents were Aaron and Jane KROST. He had lived near Akron since he was a boy. Mr. Krost was married first to Bertha HOFFMAN, deceased, and then to Ella MILLER, the present Mrs. Krost.
The survivors are: Mrs. Krost; a brother, Adolph KROST, of Urbana; a step-daughter, Edith [-----]; and a foster-daughter, Mrs. Anna SCHRIVER.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Church of God in Akron, with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment will be made at the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron. The body is now at the Charles Moyer Funeral Home and will be taken home Saturday morning.

A short service will be held Saturday afternoon, at 2:00 o'clock at the Log Bethel church at Akron, for William Frederick TRAVER, son of Robert and Selma TRAVER, of near Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate.
The six-month-old child had been ill for nine days, and died at 2:00 p.m Thursday at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William TRAVER, five miles east of Akron. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Traver were living with his parents at the time of the child's death.
Survivors are the father and mother; the paternal grandparents, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick EASTERDAY, of Wabash.
The body is now at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron and will remain there until 9:00 a.m. Saturday, when it will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Traver.

George W. FISHLEY, 55, died following a stroke of paralysis at 3:30 this morning at the home of his brother, Frank Fishley, of Macy, after an illness of three months.
The deceased was born January 28, 1887, in Union township, Miami county, to John and Elizabeth FISHLEY. Mr. Fishley formerly lived in the country but has made his home in Macy for the past several years.
Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Elizabeth FISHLEY, of Macy; two brothers, Henry [FISHLEY] and Frank [FISHLEY], of Macy; three sisters, Mrs.William KOTTERMAN and Mrs. Harry RUNKLE, of Macy, and Mrs. Leonard MILLER, of Akron.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, but at the present time the body is at the Ditmire Funeral Home, at Fulton.

Jesse GRIMES, 65, formerly of Miami county, passed away Thursday afternoon at his home in Gildford, Mont. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Grimes had been a resident of Montana for the past 30 years.
Surviving are three children, Leonard [GRIMES], at home; and George [GRIMES] and Ruth GRIMES, now of Indianapolis. His wife who was Miss Verna HILL, of Deedsville, Ind., preceded him in death 11 years ago.

Saturday, September 19, 1942

Herschell Samuel STEININGER, 27, of near Rochester, passed away Friday at 1:45 p.m., after having been ill with tuberculosis for 10 months.
The deceased was born May 8, 1914, in Fulton county. His parents were Arley and Jessie STEININGER. Mr. Steininger had lived most of his life in Fulton county, with the exception of three years which he spent in Michigan. He was married January 12, 1937, in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Gwendolyn LUNDY.
The survivors are: Mrs. Steininger; one foster-daughter, Sally LEE; his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Ted DILSAVER, of South Bend; and Mrs. Steve HUGY, of Chicago; one brother, Kenneth Paul STEININGER, also of Chicago; two grandmothers, Mrs. Emma SULT and Mrs. Sarah STEININGER.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Grandview Evangelical church with the Rev. E. B. MOSS, of the Nazarene church, officiating. Interment will be made at the South Germany cemetery. The body is now at the Foster funeral home and will be removed to the home of the parents Saturday evening.

Monday, September 21, 1942

Funeral services for George W. FISHLEY of Macy were held at the Macy Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Charles DUNLAP, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. R. M. BROCK, pastor of the Christian church. Burial was made in the Ebenezer cemetery.

Mrs. Della DeWINTER, 49, of South Bend, died Friday at 5:00 p.m., at the Epworth hospital at South Bend. Mrs. DeWinter was ill a short time and died of complications.
The deceased was born in Wayne township, Fulton county, on October 19, 1892. Her parents were Jesse A. and Lottie HENDERSON, both deceased.
The survivors are: two brothers, James HENDERSON, of Leiters Ford, and Richard HENDERSON, of Fletchers Lake; one half-brother, A. L. WHEELER, of Logansport; and one sister Mrs. Florence NICKELS, of Logansport.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Ditmire Chapel, at Fulton. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Interment will be made at the Fletchers Lake cemetery southwest of Fulton. The body will remain at Ditmire's where friends may call until the hour of the service.
-- South Bend, Ind., Sept. 21. - Coroner T. C. GORACZEWSKI of this city said he was investigating a suicide theory in the death of 49-year-old Della DeWINTER, l418 West Monroe street, who died about 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in Epworth hospital where she had been under treatment since September 14, according to the coroner, for bichloride of mercury poisoning.

Joseph B. BARNETT, 70, retired farmer and lifelong resident of Fulton county, died late Saturday night at his home, one mile west of Rochester, following an illness of about a year.
Born May 8, 1872 in Kewanna, he was the son of Michael and Mary BARNETT. His marriage was to Ada HENDRICKSON in 1899. He had been a resident of the Rochester community 40 years.
Surviving are the widow; five sons, Edwin [BARNETT] and Roscoe [BARNETT], both of Mishawaka, Dean [BARNETT] and Joseph [BARNETT], Jr., both of South Bend, and Carl [BARNETT], Fort Sheridan, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Hal TROUTMAN, Mrs. Alice BARNETT and Mrs. Homer WENTZEL, all of Kewanna; one brother, James [BARNETT], Kewanna; and 10 grandchildren.
Mr. Barnett's body was taken to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where friends may call. Funeral rites will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Evangelical church, the Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, September 22, 1942

The many Indiana friends of Jesse F. GRIMES were shocked to learn of his sudden death, on September 17, at his home near Gildford, Montana, at the age of 63 years.
Mr. Grimes had suffered from a heart ailment for several years, but was able to oversee operations on his large Montana ranch, during the summer months, spending the winters in a less rigorous climate.
Mr. Grimes had resided in Montana for about 30 years, going there from Wagoner, Miami county, Ind., to establish a home with his bride, the former Verna HILL of Deedsville, who preceded him in death by 10 years.

Friends in this city today were apprised of the death, on September 11 in the government war veterans hospital at Hot Springs, Ark., of Renwick B. CLEVELAND, aged 47. His death was the result of having been gassed in World War I while serving with the American forces in France.
Mr. Cleveland was born in Ocala, Fla., and in early life was a lumberman. He had lived in the "Pottawattomie" cottage on the north shore of Lake Manitou for 10 years. He went to the Hot Springs hospital several months ago.
Government authorities have been trying to locate Mr. Cleveland's relatives. Mr. Cleveland was a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion post and the Eagles lodge of this city. He was the tallest man in Fulton county, being nearly seven feet in height.
Burial was made in the Army and Navy cemetery at Hot Springs.

Wednesday, September 23, 1942

Mrs. Alice SMITH, of Mentone, 82, passed away at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her son, Lum Smith, northwest of Akron, where she had been residing for the past several weeks. The deceased had been a resident of the Mentone community throughout her entire life and was well-known throughout both Kosciusko and Fulton counties.
Mrs. Smith, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ENSWERGER, was born on a farm near Mentone in 1860. Her husband, Ephriam SMITH, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, Lum SMITH of near Akron; Carl S. SMITH, of Mandaolla, Colo.; and a grandson, who is now serving in the U. S. army.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, at the Mentone Baptist church and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Plymouth, Sept. 23. - Mrs. Nettie LEAGUE, 89, for many years one of the most faithful and prominent members of the Plymouth Methodist church, died in her home in Oak Park, Ill., at 9:30 o'clock Monday evening. She has been in failing health for several years.
A resident of Plymouth for many years, Mrs. League went to Oak Park to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Mabel BARKER a few years ago. She is survived by her husband, Edwin W. LEAGUE, her daughter and two sons, James [LEAGUE] and Eugene LEAGUE, both of Oak Park. Edwin BARKER and Mrs. Helen TOMLYN are grandchildren and there are also four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in the Plymouth Methodist church at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Henry V. DEALE officiated and burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Myrtle M. GRIEST, 60, well-known resident of Twelve Mile, passed away Tuesday evening in the Dukes hospital, Peru, Ind. Death resulted from complications following an illness of three weeks' duration.
Mrs. Griest was born in Miami county on October 14th, 1881. Her parents were John and Susan STALEY. She was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church near Twelve Mile.
Survivors are her husband, Roy GRIEST; a daughter, Miss Dorothy GRIEST, of Indianapolis; two sons, Arley [GRIEST] and Harold [GRIEST], of Chicago; three brothers, Frank [STALEY], Earl [STALEY] and Russell STALEY; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Van-Y, [sic] will be held at the Bethlehem Methodist church, Twelve Mile, on Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Interment will be in an adjacent cemetery.

Thursday, September 24, 1942

W. F. OVERMYER of this city, passed away at 1:15 Thursday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry BERKHEISER, who resides north of Richland Center. For many years, Mr. Overmyer owned and operated a farm situated about two miles west of Richland Center.
A complete obituary and announcement of the funeral arrangements will appear in Friday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Friday, September 25, 1942

Funeral services for W. F. (Frank) OVERMYER, 78, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grace BERKHEISER, of Richland Center, Thursday afternoon, will be held Saturday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. John SCHROEDER will be in charge of the services and interment will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Mr. Overmyer for many years resided on a farm west of Richland Center and following the death of his wife which occurred seven years ago he moved to Rochester. At the time of his demise he was residing at 500 East Eighth street, this city. The deceased who was a pioneer resident of the county, had a host of friends throughout Richland township and Rochester and community. He retired from active farming following his wife's death.
William Franklin, son of Levi and Rosanna (ANDERSON) OVERMYER, was born December 25th, 1863, on a farm near Culver, Ind. On November 13th, 1884, he was united in marriage with Inez Almack McCROSKY. Mrs. Overmyer preceded him in death on February 3rd, 1935. The deceased was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are three sons, Charles F. [OVERMYER] and Verne OVERMYER, both of this city; Lloyd OVERMYER, of Lakeville, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Grace BERKHEISER, of Richland Center; a brother, Del E. OVERMYER, of Lakeville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, Lee Anson [OVERMYER], prreceded him in death.

Saturday, September 26, 1942

Charles Henry MARTIN, 56, of Argos, passed away at his home, 211 South street, Friday morning, 8:30 o'clock, following a stroke of apoplexy which was suffered an hour earlier while he was working on a roof. Mr. Martin, who was a carpenter, had been a resident of Argos throughout his entire life.
Charles Henry, son of Alonzo and Dorcas MARTIN, was born in Argos on August 4th, 1886. He was united in marriage with Miss Dolly OLER on August 2nd, 1908.
Surviving are the widow and a son, Gerald MARTIN, of Orlando, Fla., who is now serving in the U. S. army.
Funeral services will be held at the Martin residence Monday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Argos, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Jessie CARR LITTLE, aged 41, former resident of Rochester and Akron who died Thursday night at her home in South Bend after a year's illness, will be held from the Earl C. Hollis funeral home in South Bend at 1:30 Monday afternoon.
Rev. Carl C. BOSSE of the River Park Methodist church, South Bend, will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Rochester, where Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE will officiate.
The deceased was born in Akron, February 5, 1901, but had lived in South Bend for the past eight years. She was the daughter of the late Judge Reuben CARR who for many years was judge of the Fulton circuit court and was a niece of Judge Ben CARR of Monticello, former judge of the White county circuit court.
Surviving are her husband, Marshall LITTLE; her mother, Mrs. Carr, of South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. W. H. ROBERTS, also of South Bend.

Mr. and Mrs. R. J. SCHEID and Mr. and Mrs. Robert SCHEID are in Eaton, Ohio today where they attended the funeral of Frank SCHEID, 75, brother of R. J. Scheid. The Eaton man who passed away Wednesday night, for several years was engaged in the canning factory business in Ohio. He is survived by two daughters, both residents of Eaton.

Monday, September 28, 1942

Winamac, Sept. 28. - Andrew Perry WIRICK, 63, Pulaski county welfare solicitor, died at 2 o'clock Sunday morning at his home in Star City following an illness of three months. Wirick was formerly cashier of the old Star City bank.
Born February 14, 1879 at Star City, he was the son of Jacob and Julia WIRICK and spent most of his life in the community. His marriage was to Maude COMPTON, who survives.
The body was returned to the home in Star City from the funeral home. Funeral rites will be conducted at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the St. Peter's Catholic church in Winamac with burial in the old Star City cemetery.

Warsaw, Sept. 28. - Edward HALTERMAN, aged 69, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at his home in Mentone. He had been in failing health for several months. Immediate cause of his death was pneumonia. He was born at Athens, Fulton county, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth HALTERMAN. He had lived in Mentone and vicinity for the past 37 years.
Funeral services were held at the Halterman home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. D. W. DeWITT, of Larwill, and Rev. V. E. STONER of Mentone officiated and interment was made in the Mentone cemetery.

Tuesday, September 29, 1942

Charles D. ALLEMAN, 70, died of a heart ailment Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Kelly hospital in Argos. He had been ill for 12 days. His home is three miles southwest of Argos.
The deceased was born in Marshall county on May 13, 1872. His parents were David and Lumetta ALLEMAN.
For 10 years Mr. Alleman worked for the YMCA, spending seven years in the Panama Canal and three years in Honolulu. He was a member of the Jordan Baptist church.
The survivors are: two nieces, Mrs. Edwin UMBAUGH of Rochester, and Mrs. Helen BLANCHARD of Lafayette; one nephew, Donald ALLEMAN of Anderson.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Jordan Baptist church with Rev. Harry RAE officiating. Interment will be made at the Jordan cemetery. The body is now at the Umbaugh funeral home where friends may call.

William Emmet COLE, 87, for many years a resident of Richland township passed away at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his brother-in-law, D. A. RALSTON, 242 Madison street, Peru, Ind. Death resulted from complications following a ten days' illness. Mr. Cole had made his home in Peru for the past year.
William Emmet, son of Sampson and Elizabeth COLE, was born in Fulton county on January 30th, 1855. His wife, Ida COLE, preceded him in death a little over a year ago. The deceased was a member of the Sand Hill church.
A son, Claude COLE, of South Bend, is the sole survivor.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Foster Funeral Home, with Rev. John Paul JONES officiating. Interment will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral home up until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, September 30, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. George KINDER, of Akron received word of the death of their nephew, George H. GRIMES, of Indianapolis. He passed away September 26th. His father, Jesse F. GRIMES, of Gilford, Montana, died September 17th. The body of George Grimes was sent to Gilford, Montana for burial.

Cornelius (Nick) WAECHTER, 64, well-known barber of Akron, died of heart trouble at 12:00 midnight Tuesday. He had been ill since last May.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on June 7, 1878, and had lived here all of his life. His parents were George and Eva WAECHTER. He was married in Akron to Opal SHOWALTER WAECHTER, who is still surviving.
The survivors are: the wife; three sons, Walter [WAECHTER] of Akron, Telford [WAECHTER] of North Manchester, Max [WAECHTER] of Mishawaka; four daughters, Mrs. Ben BARNETT of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Dan MILLER of North Manchester, Mrs. Raymond LANTON of Mishawaka, Miss Laura WAECHTER of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; one brother, Reuben WAECHTER of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Louis LEININGER of Akron, Mrs. Amanda KROFT of Logansport; one half-sister, Mrs. Lydia WOLFORD of North Dakota.
The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Thursday, October 1, 1942

Funeral services for Cornelius WAECHTER will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Church of God in Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron.

Mrs. Nedita P. NUNGESSER, 54, former Rochester resident, died Wednesday afternoon at the Warren clinic in Michigan City following an illness of about a year. The family resided at 130 East Tutt street in South Bend, moving there from Rochester about 18 years ago.
Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of John and Ellen WALTERS. Her marriage was to J. A. NUNGESSER, who survives. Other survivors are a son, Layton [NUNGESSER], South Bend; the mother, Mrs. Ellen Walters, Rochester and one grandchild.
The body was taken to a funeral home in South Bend. Funeral services and burial will be held Friday afternoon at South Bend.

William Roy FRENCH, 49, farmer of Grass Creek, died of heart trouble Tuesday at his home. He had been ill for 20 years.
The deceased was born in Dexter, Mich., on October 24, 1892. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Edward FRENCH, deceased. In 1929 he married Nellie Elma FRENCH in Warseon, Ohio. Mr. French came to Grass Creek from Arkansas and had lived there for the last five years. He was a member of the Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge in Dexter, Mich.
The survivors are: the wife; one daughter, Vera Emily FRENCH, of Grass Creek; two sons, Dick [FRENCH] and Don [FRENCH], now in the armed forces; one brother, Edward FRENCH, of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah BROWN, of Grosse Point Park, Mich.; Mrs. Ada PIDD, of Dexter, Mich.; and Mrs. Marie HAMILTON, of River Rouge, Mich.
Two funeral services will be held. The first will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Grass Creek with the Rev. B. HILL officiating. The second will be held in Dexter, Mich., at 4:00 p.m. Friday. This service will be held at the graveside. The body was taken to the Todd Funeral Home, in Demotte, and has now been removed to the Sam NICHOLS residence in Grass Creek.

Seymour BLACKETOR, 74, pioneer resident of the Ebenezer neighborhood southeast of this city, passed away, 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. His death resulted from complications which arose from a pea, which in some manner, had become imbedded in his lung several weeks ago.
Mr. Blacketor had been engaged in the farming business throughout his entire life in the southeastern section of Rochester township. He was active in the affairs of his community and had a host of friends throughout Rochester and the entire county.
Horatio Seymour [BLACKETOR], son of Everley and Mary Jane (JONES) BLACKETOR, was born on a farm in the Ebenezer community on December 12th, 1868. He was one of a family of 14 children. On October 23rd, 1906, he was united in marriage with Anna E. WOLFE in a ceremony solemnized at the Rochester Evangelical parsonage.
The survivors are three sons: Merle [BLACKETOR], of Rochester; Horatio [BLACKETOR], at home; Hugh Robert [BLACKETOR], of Santa Monica, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Dolores McGREW, Ethel [BLACKETOR], Bonnie [BLACKETOR] and Bernice [BLACKETOR], all at home; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George KROM, of near this city and Mrs. M. F. WALKER, of Huntington, Ind. Two daughters preceded their father in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Rochester Evangelical church. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, October 2, 1942

Funeral services for Mrs. Nedita P. NUNGESSER, 54, a former Rochester resident, will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m. at the Forest G. Hays funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be made in the same city. Mrs. Ellen WALTERS, Mrs. John ASH, and Mrs. Pearl BRAMAN went to South Bend to pay their respects at the funeral home.

Meralene Kay [ROHRER], 10-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne ROHRER, passed away Thursday, at the Rohrer home, 525 Madison Street, Fort Wayne.
The child is survived by her parents and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville FLORA, of Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph ROHRER, of Warsaw.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock at the Church of God in Akron. Rev. Lewis MITCHELL, of Warsaw will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Stella BAKER, 81, of South Michigan Street, Argos, died of complications at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, after an illness of four months.
The deceased was born in Fostoria, Ohio on November 9, 1860. Her parents were Robert and Lavina BAKER. She came to Argos from Ohio when she was a child and lived there until the time of her death.
A sister, Miss Mary BAKER of Argos is the only survivor.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Interment will be made at the Jordan cemetery south of Argos.

Alonzo COPLEN, 88, a pioneer citizen of Newcastle township, passed away at 11 o'clock Thursday night, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dallas PLETCHER, of Argos. Death resulted from complications following an illness of seven months. Mr. Coplen, who had resided in Fulton county for practically all of his life, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and Marshall counties.
Alonzo, son of Isaac and Sarah COPLEN, was born in Ohio on September 30th, 1854. In a ceremony solemnized in Argos, Ind., on December 11th, 1875 he was united in marriage with Elma MICKEY. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.
Survivors are: three daughters, Mrs. Dallas PLETCHER, of Argos; Mrs. Alta MYERS, of near Rochester; Mrs. Ethel MORRETT, of this city; two sons, Lester [COPLEN] and Harvey COPLEN, of Argos; a brother, James COPLEN, of this city; a sister, Mrs. Teenia TAYLOR, of Warsaw; 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great- great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Mentone Church of Christ. Interment will be in the Sycamore cemetery.

Robert HITCHCOCK, 52, of Akron, died following a stroke of paralysis at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, at Paynesville, Ohio. He was will but a few days.
Mr. Hitchcock lived in Akron approximately one year, moving there from South Bend, Ind. He married Miss Loa LEININGER, who preceded him in death a year ago.
Survivors are one sister of Chicago and several nieces and nephews. Karl B. GAST of Akron, is a brother-in-law.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. The body will be brought from Paynesville, Ohio today and taken to the Moyer funeral home and later removed to the Leininger home, north of Akron.

Isaac H. COOK, formerly of near Leiters Ford, died at the Morris hospital at Plymouth last night at 10:05 p.m. He had been at the hospital for the past three years. Services will be held at the Evangelical church at Culver Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Word was received here at noon today of the death of George TAYLOR, of Delong, which occurred in the Epworth hospital, South Bend, Ind., today. Mr. Taylor for several years has been employed as a switchman for the Erie railroad at its Delong station.
More details concerning Mr. Taylor's obituary will appear in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Lloyd N. CARITHERS, 37, businessman of Logansport, died at 8:15 this morning at the Cass County hospital after he had been taken there Thursday evening following an accident at his home at 316 Twelfth Street. Mr. Carithers was descending the porch steps when he slipped, fracturing his skull.
The deceased was born in Rochester in 1905 and moved to Logansport approximately 15 years ago. His parents were Cora and John CARITHERS. His father died four years ago.
Survivors are: the wife, Marilyn CARITHERS, of Logansport; two sons, aged five and seven, of Logansport; two brothers, John [CARITHERS], of Logansport; and Ed [CARITHERS], of Wabash; the mother, Cora CARITHERS, of Fulton; two sisters, Marjorie CALVERT, of Rochester, and Mrs. Earl BARKMAN of Rochester; and one grandfather, Mr. POWNALL, living with his daughter, Mrs. Cora Carithers, of Fulton.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Saturday, October 3, 1942

Funeral services for Robert HITCHCOCK will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Elias LEININGER home at Akron. Rev. Noah McCOY, of North Manchester, will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron.

Isaac H. COOK, 88, of Culver, died of complications at 10:15 Thursday evening at the Morris hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill for two and a half years.
The deceased was born in Ohio in 1854 and had lived in Fulton county for 61 years. He was a farmer by occupation and retired 17 years ago and moved to Culver, where he was living at the time of his death.

The survivors are: the wife, Mrs. Clara GOOD; four daughters, Mrs. Delila ROLSTON, of South Bend; Mrs. Orpha CRABB and Mrs. Tot STRANG, both of Culver; Mrs. Gladys BRUGH, of Leiters Ford; two sons, Lawrence [COOK] of Morton Grove, Ill.; and Ralph [COOK], of LaPorte.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Culver Evangelical church of which the deceased was a member. The Rev. E. D. MAST will officiate. Interment will be made at the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday Funeral Home in Culver.

The funeral for the late George Cornelius TAYLOR will be held at the home in Leiters Ford, Sunday, October 4th, at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. John WALTON will officiate. Interment will be made at the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford.
Mr. Taylor died of cancer at 9:00 a.m. at the Epworth hospital in South Bend. He had been ill for three weeks.
The deceased was born in Warren, Huntington County, Indiana, on August 28, 1877. His parents were David Wallace and Mary Jane TAYLOR, both deceased. He lived in Leiters Ford for the past 25 years, and was employed by the Erie Railroad for 47 years. On January 27, 1897, he married Lula O. FAY at Knox, Indiana. He was a member of Odd Fellows at Leiters Ford, Masonic Lodge at Kewanna and Methodist church.
Survivors are: the wife; one daughter Ellen Enez BRUGH; two grandsons, Richard Daryl [BRUGH] and William George BRUGH, of Battle Creek, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth LINEN, of Warren; Mrs. Anna McDIVITT, of Indianapolis; one brother, William L. TAYLOR, of Evanston Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Logansport, Oct. 3. - Authorities today began a thorough investigation of the death of Lloyd N. CARITHERS, 37, of 316 Twelfth street, well known local business man, who suffered a fatal skull fracture in front of his home at 7:45 o'clock Thursday evening.
Mr. Carithers died at 8:15 o'clock Friday morning at the Cass county hospital.
Coroner M. B. STEWART, who was summoned following the death of Mr. Carithers, reported that members of the family believe he was the victim of an attack by an unknown assailant. His life was said to have been threatened on previous occasions.
The body was found half on his own sidewalk and half on the public sidewalk running along the east side of Twelfth street.
The possibility that he might have suffered the injuries in a fall off the steps leading to his front porch also were being taken into consideration, but it was considered highly improbable that such a severe fracture of the skull could have been suffered in a fall.
Three steps lead from the porch to the private sidewalk in front of the Carithers home, and the sidewalk extending to the public sidewalk is approximately five feet in length.
Since, if he had fallen he would have landed face forward in going down the steps, it was pointed out that he undoubtedly would have broken his fall with his hands. This fact also tends to dispel a theory that the injuries were suffered in a fall.
Coroner Stewart announced that the public inquest into the death wil be conducted at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning in the north court room of the court house.
X-rays showed that the fracture which began at the forehead ran completely around to the back of the head, although the only external mark of violence was an abrasion above the left eye near the side of the head.
The body was found by Mrs. Carithers soon after the fatal injury was suffered. The victim was rushed to the Cass county hospital in the ambulance, expiring 12 hours later.

Both state and city police and Prosecutor Frederick HANNA joined in the investigation Friday, pictures of the injuries being taken for further reference.
Mr. Carithers, owner of the Office Cigar store, who also had been managing the Theatre Tavern and the Elms, was just starting to go downtown when the tragedy occurred. He and Mrs. Carithers had been in Indianapolis during the afternoon.
The victim was born in Rochester on July 31, 1905, the son of Charles and Cora CARITHERS. He was a member of the Eagles lodge.
Surviving are the widow, Maryaileen [CARITHERS]; two children, Robert [CARITHERS] and William [CARITHERS], at home; the mother, Mrs. Cora CARITHERS, Fulton; two brothers, John [CARITHERS], of Market street; Edward [CARITHERS], of Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Earl BARKMAN, Rochester; and Mrs. Jesse CALVERT, Fulton; and a grandfather, Henry POWNALL.

Monday, October 5, 1942

Mrs. Emma WILSON, 49, wife of James WILSON, died at a Logansport hospital Saturday after a long illness.
The deceased was born in Logansport, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George SCHERMAN. She was a member of the Evangelical church at Royal Center.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, John W. [WILSON], at home; and James O. [WILSON], of Fort Benjamin Harrison.
The body will remain at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna until the hour of rites, 2 o'clock Tuesday. The Rev. Kenneth HOSTETLER of the U.B. Prairie Grove church will conduct services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Willard Raymond SNYDER, 42, died of cancer at 8:25 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. George KILER, 803 West 8th street, following an illness of several months.
The deceased was born May 5, 1900 near Leiters Ford and moved to Rochester when he was four years old. His parents were Joseph and Lydia (REED) SNYDER. He returned to Rochester in April, 1942, after spending 14 years with the Standard Oil Company in Aruba, West Indies. His occupation was that of a carpenter. In June, 1938, he was married to Melita KILER of this city. Snyder graduated from Rochester high school in 1919, and was a clerk for the SHORE and WILSON drug store during his attendance in high school and for two years following his graduation.
Survivors are: the wife; a son, George Willard [SNYDER], five months old; three sisters, Mrs. Elva WAGONER, of Talma; Mrs. Glen BRYANT, Miss Belle SNYDER, both of this city; three brothers, Arthur SNYDER, of Marion, O.; John SNYDER, of this city; and Sgt. Frederick SNYDER, of Alamo Field, San Antonio, Texas.
A brief service will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Kiler home with the regular funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at the new St. John's Lutheran church, of which the deceased was a member. Rev. W. J. SCHROER will officiate. This will be the first funeral service to be held in the church, which was built two years ago. Interment will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Anyone wishing to honor the deceased with a memorial wreath please call 483-R.

Tuesday, October 6, 1942

Mrs. Elizabeth BOWEN, of 412 West Eighth street, received word that her son-in-law, William L. WHEATON, of Downers Grove, Ill., passed away Monday morning, October 5. He will be buried Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Downers Grove Chapel.

Funeral services for Gordon WEAVER, 49, of South Bend, who passed away in a South Bend hospital, Sunday evening, will be held 10:30 Wednesday morning at the Allen funeral home in Peru, Ind., in which city the deceased formerly resided.
Mr. Weaver's death resulted from a fractured skull he received when he fell from a truck which was being used in the collection of junk in the South Bend metal scrap drive. The accident occurred earlier Sunday afternoon.
The driver of the truck, it was stated, said Weaver lost his balance when the truck struck a rut in the pavement and fell from the vehicle, landing head foremost on the pavement. He got up unassisted and remarked to one of his assistants, "I guess this is a war casualty!" He then walked unassisted to the Epworth hospital and succumbed a short time later.
Mr. Weaver, who at the time of his death was employed as a salesman for the Bursley & Co., Inc., wholesale grocers, of South Bend, is survived by his wife; two children, Miss Jean [WEAVER], at home, and Gordon [WEAVER], Jr., in the U. S. A. service and a brother, C. E. WEAVER, of Englewood, N.Y.
The accident victim and Mrs. Weaver have a host of friends at Rochester and Lake Manitou. During the past 20 to 25 years many of the Weaver's summer vacations have been spent at the B-Happy summer home of Mr. and Mrs. George T. ROSS, on the southwest shore of Lake Manitou. Several Rochester prople will attend the services, it was stated.

Funeral services for Charles W. KNIGHT, 79, of this city, were held at the Foster funeral home at two o'clock, Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Harry MOUNT of the Christian church officiated and burial was made in the Citizens cemetery.
Mr. Knight, who passed away Sunday at the State Hospital in Logansport, was born in Marshall county, Ind., in 1863. For many years he served as a fisherman and sportsman's guide at Lake Manitou. On October 7th, 1900, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Rose SHRIVER of this city. He was a member of the Christian church and the Townsend club.
Survivors are the wife; two brothers, James KNIGHT, of Hartford City; George KNIGHT, of Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. Edith FELTHOFF, also of this city.

Wednesday, October 7, 1942

'Tis but human to err.
However, mistakes concerning deaths, funerals and other tragic misfortunes are doubly hard to rectify with all parties concerned. This bit of editorializing is necessitated through a recent erroneous report of a Kewanna lady's death and funeral, which appeared in The News-Sentinel and the Logansport papers during the week-end.
The death notice of Mrs. Emma WILSON, 49, of Kewanna, who was reported to have died in the State Hospital at Logansport, Saturday, Oct. 3, and the accompanying funeral announcement were completely in error. Mrs. Emma Wilson, 49, a patient in the State Hospital, wife of James WILSON of Kewanna, is today in her usual state of health.
In an interview today with Thomas HARRISON, funeral director of Kewanna, at whose parlor, Mrs. Wilson's funeral services were to have been conducted at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the following explanation of the rather gruesome mistake was given:
Saturday afternoon, Harrison's son, Paul [HARRISON], received a call from Mrs. Howard MUTCHLER, neighbor of James Wilson, that Mrs. Emma Wilson had passed away at the Logansport Hospital and that the husband desired the services of the undertaking establishment.
Paul Harrison, with his attendant, a Mr. TAYLOR, left for the State Hospital for the body. Upon arrival they obtained the death certificate and an attendant arranged a body for removal. Mr. Harrison, preparing to remove the body noted that it was that of a man and the hospital attendant immediately found the body of a lady on which were the identification envelope and tags of Mrs. Emma Wilson's and its removal was made to the Kewanna funeral home.
Mr. Wilson, husband, who was busy notifying distant relatives and friends 'phoned the undertaker Saturday evening for the purpose of calling and was advised to visit the home Sunday inasmuch as burial preparations had not been completed. In the meantime, publication of the death, obituary and funeral arrangements had been announced and published.
Later Sunday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben DAUGHERTY of Clymers, Ind., the latter a sister of Mrs. Emma Wilson, called at the funeral home and upon viewing the body the sister remarked: "Why, that's not my sister. My sister has brown hair and is plump. There is surely a mistake." A short time later, Mr. Wilson verified the mistaken identity and immediately, the family and Mr. Harrison started the tedious task of calling and notifying relatives and friends of the mistake with such success that no one called at the funeral home to attend the services.
According to the Kewanna undertaker, it was learned that three "Emma Wilsons" were patients at the State Hospital in Logansport, and the body which was erroneously sent to Kewanna, was that of a Mrs. Emma Wilson, aged 80, who had been a patient at the hospital for over 50 years. Her home was previously in South Whitley, Ind.
The officials of the State Hospital were deeply humiliated by the grave error in identifying the body and assumed all obligations incurred. Quite recently, new attendants have been employed at the hospital and it was believed due to this fact that the erroneous identification occurred.

Friday, October 9, 1942

A request for a grand jury investigation into the death of Lloyd CARITHERS of Logansport, and a former Rochester resident, is being considered by Cass County Coroner M. B. STEWART as a result of testimony given Wednesday in a public inquest.
Mr. Carithers died of a fractured skull which he is believed to have sustained in a fall at his residence in Logansport last Thursday.
At Wednesday's inquest one witness, Mort FINNEY, testified that Carithers had told him he had been threatened. Other witnesses testified they did not believe Carithers died as the result of a fall.
Coroner Stewart withheld his finding, having yet to take the depositions of Deputy Sheriff Harold SMITH, Dr. Paul WILSON, and Mrs. Jane GARTY, nurse who attended Carithers.
Mrs. Carithers was named administratrix in her husband's estate, and provided bond of $5,000. Personal property was valued at $2,500. Heirs include the widow and two sons.

Amos J. BUCHER, 72, passed away at 12:30 Friday morning at his home in Akron. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered Sunday morning. Mr. Bucher, however, had been in failing health for the past several weeks. The deceased had a host of friends throughout Akron and Henry township where he had resided throughout his entire life.
Amos J., son of John and Matilda BUCHER, was born on a farm near Akron on Jan. 1st, 1870. Mr. Bucher upon reaching manhood was united in marriage with Mary YOUNG. He followed the occupation of farming for a long number of years.
The survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Harry DOUB, of Akron; Mrs. Charles DONHEW, of Fort Wayne; Maridene [BUCHER], at home; a son, Mearl BUCHER, of Akron, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. NEAGER will be held Sunday afternoon two o'clock at the Log Bethel church, near Akron. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Byron KEEL, 36, of this city met a tragic death shortly after 12 o'clock (noon) today, when he was drowned after the Plymouth coupe which he was driving, plunged over the Tippecanoe river bridge embankment and came to rest in the flood waters of the river.
Keel's body was recovered from the partially flooded auto a short time later and was brought to Woodlawn hospital where all attempts of resuscitation proved of no avail. Physicians who examined the accident victim were of the opinion that a deep scalp wound on Keel's head caused him to lose consciousness and he slumped down in the seat of the auto which flooded with water
Rescuers who secured a boat and removed the body from the auto stated that had Keel been able to sit in a natural upright position in the partially submerged auto he would have only been submerged in the water up to his chest.
Byron was driving his car southward on U.S. Road 31, enroute home from the early morning shift at the Kingsbury Ordnance plant where he was employed at the time the tragic accident occurred. It is believed he fell asleep as his auto was near the bridge approach, and the car skidded and swerved off the east side of the embankment, plunging into the swollen waters of the Tippecanoe.
Mr. Keel for several years was employed as an electrical installation and repairman by the Boston Store, of this city. He was also active in organization work for the Fulton County Young Democratic club and had many friends and acquaintances throughout the northern sections of the state.
Byron, son of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon KEEL, was born in Futon county, on October 1st, 1906. He graduated from the local schools and resided in this city for practically all of his life.
He is survived by his wife, and three daughters, Juanita [KEEL], Patricia [KEEL] and Myraleah [KEEL], all at home; a twin brother, Myron KEEL, of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Leah KUMLER, of Columbus, O.; Mrs. Cleo GLASS, of this city, and his father, Solomon Keel, and other relatives. A more complete obituary will appear in Saturday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Saturday, October 10, 1942

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Samuel ROSENTHAL, 90, of Chicago. She was a former resident of this city. During residency here, the Rosenthals were engaged in the poultry business. Funeral services were held in Chicago and burial was made here at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Friday.

Mrs. John R. BARR, well known resident of Rochester, died sometime Friday night as the result of a heart attack. She was found Saturday morning by Mrs. Harry PAGE and Mrs. A. L. DENISTON when they came to call at her apartment at 306 West 9th Street. Mrs. Barr, who would have been 84 years of age on November 11th, had called a doctor during the night but her condition was not regarded as serious.
She was widely known in the Rochester and Akron communities where she resided most of her life. Her husband, John BARR, passed away seven years ago. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
The funeral will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the residence of A. L. DENISTON, 1310 South Main Street.
Complete details and obituary will appear in Monday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Funeral services for Byron KEEL, 36, who was drowned during the noon hour Friday, when his auto plunged over the river bridge embankment into the swollen waters of the Tippecanoe, will be held at the Foster Funeral Home, at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Harry MOUNT, of the Christian church will be in charge of the services and interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Coroner Dean K. STINSON who investigated the tragic death, yesterday afternoon, pronounced Mr. Keel's death was due to accidental drowning.
Supplementing a partial obituray report which appeared in Friday's edition of The News-Sentinel it was learned today that Byron was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rochester, and prior to his employment at the Kingsbury Ordnance plant he worked for the State Highway department for several months. His wife's maiden name was Florence SMITH, who was formerly from Peru, Ind.
Mr. Keel's body was removed to the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Monday, October 12, 1942

Funeral services for Mrs. John R. BARR were held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. DENISTON, 1310 South Main street this city. Dr. S. A. STEWART, of LaPorte, Ind., and Rev. Glenn C. McGEE, pastor of the Rochester Presbyterian church, officiated and interment was made in the Barr family lot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Barr, passed away in her sleep around 6 o'clock Saturday morning, October 10th at her home, 306 West 9th Street. Her death was attributed to coronary thrombosis. Friday evening, Mrs. Barr called her doctor to her home but her condition at that time was not regarded as serious.
The deceased who spent her entire life in Rochester and vicinity had a legion of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties. She was one of the founders of the First Presbytrian church, of Rochester, and prior to her sudden demise, was the oldest living member. Mrs. Barr took an active interest in the work of her church and was also an ardent worker in charitable organizations of the city and county. She was one of the oldest members of the Manitou Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a past Regent.
Eldora [ROBBINS], daughter of Dr. Alfred H. and Lucinda (SMALL) ROBBINS, was born in Rochester, Ind., on November 11th, 1858. The deceased was married twice, first in December of 1878 to Lycurgus E. RANNELLS, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. In a ceremony solemnized in May of 1894, she was united in marriage with John R. BARR. Mr. Barr passed away seven years ago.
The survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. A. L. DENISTON, Mrs. Harry PAGE, both of Rochester; sons, Guy BARR, of this city; Earl BARR, of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, Mrs. Vernon B. BROWN, of Terre Haute; John RANNELLS, of Cincinnati; Mrs. Richard A. WALL, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Wayne ATKINSON, and William H. DENISTON, both of Rochester; Barr MONTGOMERY, of Indianapolis; John BARR, of Gary; Mrs. Ike NOE, of Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Fred ENSIGN, of Boise, Idaho; Mrs. Bill TIPMORE, of Elkhart; 14 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Alfred Hilton ROBBINS, of this city, and Fred E. ROBBINS, of Plymouth. A son, Robert A. RANNELLS, preceded in death.

Clarence LOUTERBAUGH, 62, of 412 E. Albert street, Argos, died at 3:30 Saturday afternoon from complications resulting from an 11 year illness of arthritis.
The deceased was born August 31, 1880 in Illiopolis, Illinois. His parents were Charles and Elnora LOUTERBAUGH. On August 17, 1921, he married Miss Besse MAHASSEY. Mr. Louterbaugh had lived in Argos for the past 20 years and was employed as a section hand on the railroad.
Survivors are: the wife; one sister, Mrs. Frances BERG, of Miami, Florida.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home. The Rev. DODSON, of South Bend, officiated. Interment was made at the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Mrs. T. J. GAUMER of near Rochester, received word this morning of the death of her brother, Oscar MANNING, of Durango, Colorado. Mr. Manning passed away early today at his home in the western city. Further details concerning Mr. Manning's death were not given.

Tuesday, October 13, 1942

Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral services for Mrs. John R. BARR, which were held Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. DENISTON, of this city, were: Mr. and Mrs. R. A. WALL, and Mr. Barr MONTGOMERY of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. John RANNELLS, and Mrs. Bertha RANNELLS, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Tad BROWN and daughter, Nancy [BROWN] of Terre Haute, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl BARR of Louisville, Ky.; Mr. and Mrs. John BARR of Wilmette, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd TIPMORE of Elkhart; Mrs. Andrew STEELE, and Mrs. Frank SLEETER of Zion, Ill.; Mr. Winston ROBBINS, of Lafayette; Mr. and Mrs. Frank SMITH and Miss Lois SCHWAB of Wilcottville, Ind., and Mrs. Homer SMITH of Stroh, Ind.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold DOWELL, Mr. and Mrs. Myron KEEL and son, Morris ROSENBERG, Mr. and Mrs. Nick SMITH, Mr. BURN, Mr. and Mrs. EWING, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph KUMLER and sons, Eddie [KUMLER] and Philip [KUMLER], of Columbus, Ohio; James FRANKLIN of Flint, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Sidney BAKER of Lafayette; Mr. and Mrs. James SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin GRAY, Mr. and Mrs. Francis McGURRK, Mr. and Mrs. Porter COPLEN, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. FENNIMORE, Miss Julia TUCKER, Miss Barbara SWARN and Mrs. John BRUCK, of Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold FRANKLIN and Mr. and Mrs. George CLARK of Wabash; Mr. and Mrs. John GERMAN and Mr. HALL of LaPorte; Mr. and Mrs. William J. ANOSKY of Michigan City; Mr. and Mrs. Roy FRANKLIN of Plymouth; Miss Trella KREIG of Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond RINGLER of Kewanna; Mrs. Sophia DICKEY, Mrs. Paul BONAHUE, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred DEETER and son of Logansport attended the funeral services of Byron KEEL which were held here Monday afternoon.

Funeral services for Mrs. Paul Spotts EMERICK will be held Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Trinity Methodist church in West Lafayette, Ind., according to word received today by Rochester relatives. Mrs. Emerick, former resident of this city, passed away Sunday evening, 8:30 o'clock, at her home, 751 West Stadium St., West Lafayette. She had been in ill health for the past few years, it was stated.
Mrs. Emerick, whose maiden name was Martha Lou BRADY was born in Rochester in the year of 1892. Her parents were Thomas J. and Emma BRADY. She was a graduate of the Rochester high school and in 1909 she was united in marriage with Paul Spotts EMERICK. For the past score or more years, Prof. Emerick has been instructor of the Purdue band.
The deceased was a member of the Trinity Methodist church, of Lafayette.
Surviving besides the husband, are a daughter, Rosalind [EMERICK], at home; a son, Major Paul Stanley EMERICK, of Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Frank KUMLER and Mrs. Earle MILLER, both of this city.

Wednesday, October 14, 1942

J. O. GINTHER, 80, of Delong, died of cancer Tuesday afternoon at his home. Mr. Ginther had been ill for some time.
The deceased was a life-long resident of Fulton county and was well-known to members of this community. He was a mail carrier prior to 1927, when he retired.
Survivors are: the wife; one son, Herbert L. GINTHER; one step-son, Harry L. CASTLEMAN, of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Luckenbill Funeral Parlors at Leiters Ford. The Rev. John WALTON will officiate.

The body of Oscar MANNING, 60, a former resident of this city, who passed away at his home in the West, October 12th, will be brought to Rochester Saturday by Luther MANNING. A graveside service will be held at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. More complete funeral arrangements have not been made.

Thursday, October 15, 1942

Funeral services for Oscar MANNING, 61, who passed away at his home in Aztec, N.M., on Monday, October 12th, will be held Saturday afternoon, 2:00 o'clock at the Val Zimmerman funeral home, this city. Rev. Harry MOUNT, of the Christian church, will be in charge of the rites and interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The deceased, who formerly resided on a farm about a mile northeast of this city, was born in Vermillion county, Ill., on March 11th, 1881. His parents were Lawrence F. and Armilda (SWISHER) MANNING.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Glen PACE, of Indianapolis; two sons, Luther [MANNING], of Shiprock, N.M.; Theodore G. [MANNING], of Aztec, N.M.; a brother, Grant MANNING, of this city; and three sisters, Miss Lillian MANNING, of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. T. J. GAUMER and Mrs. Ella BUSBY, both of Rochester.

Friday, October 16, 1942

Virgil (Boc) LIDGARD, 61, of Hamlet, Ind., died Thursday night at 8:00 from a heart ailment. He had been ill for the past year and seriously ill for the past four weeks.
The deceased was born October 18, 1880 in Royal Center. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John LIDGARD. On January 20, 1910, he was married to Inez COOK. Mr. Lidgard lived around Rochester almost all of his life and is well known to members of this community. His occupation was farming. He was a member of the Methodist church of Talma and the F. A. M. lodge.
The survivors are: the wife, of Hamlet; three sons, Donald [LIDGARD] and John [LIDGARD], of Kingsbury; Charles [LIDGARD], of Hamlet; five daughters, Mrs. Arguil SUMPTER, and Mrs. Nellie SUMPTER, both of Bremen; Mrs. Ordythe KINDIG, of Kingsbury; Mary LIDGARD, of Hamlet, and Joyce LIDGARD, also of Hamlet; two brothers, John [LIDGARD], of Royal Center, and Willard [LIDGARD], of Logansport; one sister, Sally GENUGER, of Michigan; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at Talma Monday afternoon at 2:00. The body is now at the funeral home in Plymouth and will remain there until the hour of the funeral. Interment will be made at the Nichols cemetery, five miles north of Akron.

Saturday, October 17, 1942

Due to faulty railroad service, the funeral services for Oscar MANNING which were to have been held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, have been postponed until two o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The rites will be held at the Val Zimmerman Funeral Home and Rev. Harry MOUNT of the Christian church will officiate. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. Sunday morning until the hour of the funeral. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Frank BRYANT received word Friday of the death of his cousin, Staff Sgt. Max BYBEE, 20, of Hammond, who was one of nine persons killed Thursday afternoon in the crash of an army transport plane on the south side of Chicago.
The youth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max BYBEE, of Hammond, was a native of Fulton county and was born about seven miles northeast of Rochester in Newcastle township. He attended school at Talma until the family moved to Hammond several years ago.

Rochester friends late Friday received word of the death of Miss Sarah PHILLIPS, 81, who passed away Monday, October 12th, at her home in Long Beach, Calif. Funeral services, in charge of Rabbi L. Eliot GRAFMAN were held Wednesday at Mottell's Chapel, Long Beach.
Miss Phillips, former resident of this city left here about two score years ago to make her home in the West. During her residency in this city she was employed at the LEVI DRY GOODS store and resided with her cousin, Mrs Lou WOHLGERMUTH.
The deceased is survived by a brother, Ike PHILLIPS, of Logansport, Ind., and several cousins.

Delos Sydney MORRIS, 79, of Goshen, father of Arley MORRIS of this city, died of a heart attack last night at St. Petersburg, Florida. His death was quite unexpected.
Mr. Morris was born on October 28, 1862, in West Liberty, Iowa, and spent most of his life in Goshen. His parents were Vincent and Sarah Ann MORRIS. He was married to Mae WHISLEY in West Liberty in 1885. He had been living in St. Petersburg for the past five winters.
Surviving are: Two sons, Arley P. MORRIS, of this city; Roger D. MORRIS, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one daughter, Lurline MORRIS, of Goshen; two grandsons, Robert A. MORRIS, and Roger H. MORRIS; one brother, O. V. MORRIS; and two sisters, Mrs. Mate NELMS, and Miss Sara MORRIS, all of West Liberty, Iowa.
Arley Morris flew to St. Petersburg, Florida, Friday evening and will accompany the body of his father back to Rochester. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Monday, October 19, 1942

Funeral services for Delos MORRIS, father of Arley P. MORRIS, of this city, will be held at 3:00 Tuesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will officiate. Interment will be made at the Odd Fellows cemetery. The funeral party will arrive on the 6:10 train Tuesday morning.

Funeral services for Mrs. Paul J. DeVAULT, daughter-in-law of Attorney E. B. DeVault, of Kewanna, were held Monday afternoon at Noblesville, Ind. Mrs. DeVault passed away Friday evening.
The deceased was a member of the FLETCHER family of Indianapolis, she being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthews FLETCHER.
Survivors included the husband and two brothers, Matthews FLETCHER, Jr., a member of the navy, and Paul M. FLETCHER, a pilot in the army air force.

Joseph Henry LANTZ, 77, died of complications at 6:30 Sunday morning at his home northwest of Akron, after an illness of one week.
The deceased was born June 25, 1865, in Miami county near Chili and lived in that community all of his life. His parents were John and Barbara LANTZ. He was married at Denver, Ind. in 1893 to Ida Louisa MERLEY, deceased. Mr. Lantz was a railroad maintenance man on the Erie Railroad.
Survivors are: six sons, Ernest [LANTZ], of Akron; Ira [LANTZ], of Kansas; John [LANTZ], of Akron; Willis [LANTZ], of South Whitley; Herbert [LANTZ], of Camp Cook, Calif.; Joseph [LANTZ], of Akron; two daughters, Eva [LANTZ], of Akron, and Mrs. Lloyd GEIGER, of California; also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of God, in Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will conduct the services. Burial will be made at the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. The body will be taken from the Moyer funeral home to the home of Ernest Lantz in Akron.

David HAAG, 86, died at 1 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his son, Ed [HAAG], in Winamac, after an illness of several weeks. A native of Sheldon, Ill., he had come to Winamac about 15 years ago to reside with his son.
Surviving is another son, Arch [HAAG], of Sheldon, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie BECK, of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fry-Lange funeral home where services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, the Rev. David NEILSON officiating. Burial will be in a Sheldon, Ill., cemetery.

Relatives here, early Monday morning were apprised of the sudden death of Mrs. J. Marion (Roxie) SOUERS, which occurred Sunday night, 11:20, at Brooklyn, N.Y. The brief message stated the former Rochester lady suffered a stroke of apoplexy at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon and never regained consciousness.
Mrs. Souers has a host of friends in Rochester and vicinity and for the past score or more of years the Souers family spent the summers at their residence on West Ninth street, this city. They returned to the east during the winter months where they owned and operated a chain of hotels.
The deceased who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert MARSH, formerly of this city, was a talented vocalist and musician, and was active in social and religious affairs of this city during the family's residence here.
Survivors are her husband, of 501 Rugby street, Brooklyn, N.Y.; her father, Robert MARSH; a daughter, Margaret [SOUERS], and a son, Robert SOUERS, of New York state, and several relatives in this city.
The funeral cortege from Brooklyn will arrive in this city, Wednesday. The body of Mrs. Souers will be taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral services, two o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
A more detailed obituary of the deceased will be published in The News-Sentinel when members of the immediate family can be interviewed.

Tuesday, October 20, 1942

Zimmerman Brothers funeral home of this city received word from the Souers family, Brooklyn, N.Y., that the funeral of Mrs. J. Marion SOUERS, would be held at the Baptist church here at 2:30 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon. It had previously been announced that the services would be held at two o'clock.
Mrs. Souers' body is due to arrive in this city at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, it was stated. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., where friends may call.

Francis A. LAWRENCE, 76, died of heart trouble at 7:00 a.m. today at the home of his niece, Mrs. Edna HEITGER, three miles east of Winamac on Road 14. He had been ill six months.
The deceased was born March 23, 1866 in Indiana. The parents were Adam and Hanna LAWRENCE. He had lived in Fulton county for a number of years and had many friends here. Mr. Lawrence was a retired farmer.
There is one survivor, Mrs. Edna HEITGER.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE will officiate. Burial will be made at the Citizen's cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

Word has been received by Hertha GRAEBER that Alf CHAPMAN passed away October 13th at Lima, Ohio. The deceased was a former resident of Rochester, and while living here was employed by the Rochester Bridge Company. He is the son of Mrs. A. T. BITTERS, deceased.

Wednesday, October 21, 1942

Peru, Oct. 21. - Miss Mary Robertson SHARP, 68, Miami county's first and oldest graduate nurse and first superintendent of Dukes Memorial hospital, died at the hospital at 8:30 o'clock Sunday evening after an extended illness of complications. Her condition had been critical for about four weeks.
Miss Sharp had had a long and successful career in the nursing field, and had assisted Dr. M. L. WAGNER in the first operation ever performed in Dukes Memorial hospital. The operation was performed during the 1913 flood, by lantern light, while the hospital was yet uncompleted.
Miss Sharp was born in Washington township, Miami county, on Dec. 25, 1873, the daughter of the late James and Mary DUNN SHARP. She had spent her entire lifetime in this community, except for the years when she was in training at Chicago and Boston. She was graduated in 1904 from Polyclinic and Children's Memorial hospital in Chicago and she also took a post graduate course in 1908 at the Boston Floating hospital for Children. She was a former member of the Indiana and Illinois state nursing association.

Thursday, October 22, 1942

Mrs. Charles A. [Ruby J. STINSON] NICHOLS, 58, died of heart trouble Wednesday evening at 8:00 at her home in Huntington. Mrs. Nichols had been ill for the past two weeks.
The deceased was born near Rochester and lived around this community until approximately 14 years ago when she moved with her family to Huntington. Mr. Nichols is with the Erie Railroad in the Signal Department.
Survivors are: the husband, Charles [A. NICHOLS]; one son, Charles [NICHOLS], Jr., with the Army in Kentucky; one daughter, Charlotte [NICHOLS]; four brothers, Stanley [STINSON] and G. W. STINSON, of Texas; Max STINSON, in the Navy; C. P. STINSON, of California; one sister, Edna SHIMER, of California; and one grandchild. A son and two brothers, Tom [NICHOLS] and John [NICHOLS], preceded her in death. The deceased is a first cousin of Dr. A. E. STINSON, of this city.
The funeral services will be held at the home of Dr. A. E. STINSON, in Athens, Friday afternoon at 2:00. The Rev. Glenn McGEE will officiate. Interment will be made at the Odd Fellows cemetery at Rochester. The body will be brought to the Stinson home around 9:00 o'clock Friday morning.

Winamac, Ind., Oct. 22. - Miss Clare Amelia NOGLE, 66, of Winamac, died at a Logansport hospital after a lingering illness.
Surviving are three brothers, Thomas [NOGLE] and M. J. NOGLE, both of Pulaski county, and George NOGLE, of Danville, Ill.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Fry-Lange funer home, the Rev. David NEILSON officiating. Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, October 24, 1942

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Con DITTON at her home in Indianapolis, October 13, after an illness of a year due to a heart ailment. Mrs. Ditton who was the former Jessie STORMS, was a former resident of Rochester. Survivors are her husband, son, daughter and brother.

Denver, Ind., Oct. 24. - Ill health was attributed Friday night to be the motive for the suicide of Sam ROBBINS, 68, farmer who resides west of the Ebenezer church and north of Denver, whose body was found hanging in a corn crib at the farm residence about 9:45 o'clock Friday morning.
The body was discovered by his wife, Ida [ROBBINS], who went to look for her husband after he had been missing for a short time. She told investigating authorities that her husband had told her he was going to the corn crib to shell some corn for the chickens, and when he did not return in about 20 minutes, she went to find him.
A lifetime resident of the Denver community, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. ROBBINS. Surviving besides the widow are a son, Ocal [ROBBINS], of North Manchester; a daughter, Helen [ROBBINS], of South Bend, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Ebenezer Methodist church with interment in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. The body will be returned to the residence Saturday from the Kline funeral home.

Monday, October 26 1942

Mrs. Flora [WESTWOOD] MADARY, 52, died of blood poisoning following an operation, Saturday noon at the Woodlawn hospital. Her home is two miles east of Fulton. Mrs. Madary had been ill for six weeks.
The deceased was born October 28, 1889 near this city, and lived her entire lifetime in Fulton county. She was married in March 1913 to John MADARY, who survives. The parents were John and Theressa WESTWOOD, both deceased.
The survivors are: the husband; three sons, Ralph [MADARY], with U. S. forces in Ireland, John Lee [MADARY], and Lyman [MADARY] at home; one daughter, Margaret [MADARY], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth WOOD, and Mrs. Mollie COLEMAN, both of Rochester; four brothers, Fred [WESTWOOD], Tom [WESTWOOD] and John WESTWOOD, all of Rochester, and Robert WESTWOOD, of Fowler, Ind.
The funeral was held today at the Baptist Temple at Fulton, with the Reverend J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Interment will be made at the Fulton cemetery.

Wednesday, October 28, 1942

Mrs. H. B. [Lillian SWIFT MURPHY] McDOWELL passed away Tuesday evening, nine o'clock, at her home in Macy. The deceased who had been a resident of the Macy community for the past 29 years had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Miami counties.
Mrs. McDowell was born in Piedmont, W. Va., on April 27th, 1870, the daughter of Richard Willis and Mary Ida SWIFT. In December of 1889 she was united in marriage with George F. MURPHY in a ceremony solemnized at Westernport, Md. Mr. Murphy passed away in 1913. Following the death of her husband Mrs. Murphy moved to Macy and on December 11th, 1918, she was wed to Horace B. McDOWELL. Mrs. McDowell was a member of the Macy Methodist church and the Macy chapter of the O.E.S.
Surviving are the husband, three children, Richard MURPHY, of Bremen; Mrs. W. E. ROSS, of Flint, Mich., and Miss Eleanore MURPHY, of Peru; a sister, Mrs. Sam MUSSELMAN, of Macy; two brothers, Dent SWIFT, of Rochester; Amory SWIFT, of Detroit, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Macy Methodist church and interment will be made in the Plainview cemetery near Macy.

Charles S. YATES, 80, of Argos, died at 11:00 Tuesday night as the result of an accident. One week ago Mr. Yates slipped while out walking and struck his head on the root of a tree, injuring himself quite seriously. He had also suffered with heart trouble for several years.
The deceased was born in Brown County on November 22, 1861. Mr. Yates moved to Marshall County when he was a young man and several years ago took up residency in Argos. His parents were Wyatt and Mary YATES. On January 7, 1885 he was married to Matia BADGLEY. Mr. Yates was a farmer by occupation.
The survivors are: the wife; three sons, Charles C. [YATES], Walter J. [YATES], and Harry Francis [YATES], all of Argos; one daughter, Flora Dean HOOKER, of Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Wm. FEIKERT, of Argos; and Mrs. Nora GIBBONS, of Detroit, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ernest TREBER, of the Christian church, will officiate. Interment will be made at the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home at any time as the body will remain there until the hous of the services.

George Campbell SALES, 21, of near Leiters Ford, died in the Holy Name hospital, LaPorte, at 8:45 Tuesday evening from injuries he received in an auto accident earlier in the evening.
Following graduation from the Leiters Ford high school, George enlisted in the U. S. Marines on January 1st, 1940 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor. He received an honorable discharge from service on June 10, 1942 and a short time later was employed by the Armor Plate Co. of Gary, Ind.
George Campbell, son of Kline and Addie SALES was born December 23rd, 1920 in the Mt. Olive community, Fulton county, Ind., and has resided in Fulton and Marshall counties throughout his entire life, with the exception of the period he was in the service of the U. S. Marines. The deceased was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Kenneth [SALES], at home; Robert SALES, of Maple Park, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. L. Herschel DYER, of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Donald OSBORN, of Culver, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with Rev. John WALTON, officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, October 30, 1942

John William [DAVIS], 18, son of Austin DAVIS of this city, was electrocuted this morning shortly before 7:00. Davis was enroute to work at Kingsbury where he is employed as a munitions worker, when his auto collided with another automobile driven by Joseph WARNER, 57, of South Bend.
Following the impact, the Davis car swerved and struck a utility pole knocking it to the ground. Neither of the drivers was injured and each climbed out of his car to see what damage had been done to their cars.
Davis re-entered his car to get a pad and pencil and upon getting out he noticed a wire on the ground by the vehicle. He seized the wire which was a high-voltage line, to cast it aside and was electrocuted.
At the time of his death Davis was boarding at South Bend, but his home address was 1430 Monroe street in this city.
The deceased was born in Indianapolis on December 17, 1923, and had lived in Rochester almost his entire life. He graduated from Rochester high school and was well-known to all members of this community. Johnny had been employed at Kingsbury in the TNT department but a short time before his tragic death.
The survivors are: the father and one brother, Austin "Buddy" DAVIS, both of this city; three half-sisters, Kathleen KINNAMAN, of Baltimore, Md.; Josephine EWALT, of Mason City, Ill., and Mary SMITH, of Washington, D.C.
The body will be brought to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home today. Other funeral arrangements are still incomplete.

Saturday, October 31, 1942

Funeral services for John W. DAVIS, 18, who was electrocuted in an accident near South Bend, Friday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Harry BAILEY of the Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

William E. HUBER, 73, of near Rochester, died at 3:20 Friday afternoon from heart trouble. He had been ill for only one day.
The deceased came to Fulton county about four years [ago] from Chicago. He was born in Kankakee, Ill.
Surviving are: the widow, Nellie [HUBER]; one son, Paul W. HUBER, of Chicago; a brother, Harvey [HUBER], of Chicago, and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. John P. JONES officiating. Burial will be at the Citicens cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

Rochester friends late Friday afternoon, were apprised of the sudden death of George Willis JACKSON, which occurred at his home, 1129 Fulton avenue, Elkhart, Ind., at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Prior to his sudden demise Mr. Jackson had been enjoying his usual good health.
The deceased was a former resident of this city. He came to Rochester when but six years of age and upon completing his education in the local schools he was employed as a linotype operator for several years by local newspapers. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson visited Rochester friends last Sunday at which time he was apparently in excellent health.
George Willis, son of George W. and Jenny (MAXWELL) JACKSON, was born at Freemont, Ohio, on February 26th, 1899. On May 14th, 1921 he was united in marriage with Ida Mae MILLER, of this city. For the past several years Mr. Jackson had been employed as a linotype operator on the Elkhart Daily Truth, Elkhart, Ind. He was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife, and a son, George [JACKSON], 20, now a naval aviation cadet at Iowa City, Iowa. His parents preceded him in death several years ago.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 3 o'clock at the Charles Walley funeral home in Elkhart. Rev. Reuben A. STOUSS, of the First Evangelical church of Elkhart, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery, at Elkhart.

Monday, November 2, 1942

Mrs. Pearl BRUGH, 62, died at 10:40 Saturday morning at her home in Leiters Ford. She had been ill for two months and her death was due to complications. She is the wife of O. J. BRUGH, of Leiters Ford, owner of a grocery store and meat market.
The deceased was born in Darlington, Ind., on September 5, 1880, and moved to Leiters Ford from Darlington approximately 35 years ago. The parents were Isaiah and Jenny Lee COX. She was married in 1907 to Elmer HIATT who died in 1918. In 1922 she was remarried to Mr. Brugh. Mrs. Brugh was a member of the Methodist church and the Eastern Star chapter of Leiters Ford.
Survivors are: the husband and a sister, Mrs. Max BERGER, of Kokomo.
The body was taken to the Lukenbill Funeral Home and returned home yesterday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock at the Brugh residence. The Rev. John WALTON will officiate. Burial will be at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral rites for Lawrence CLARK, 37, of Fulton county, who died at a Logansport hospital Saturday, were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Macy Methodist church, the Rev. Charles DUNLAP officiating. Burial was made in the Macy cemetery.
Clark left Macy 17 years ago to reside in South Bend. Born in Fulton county he was the son of Merle and Jesse CLARK. Surviving are the widow, Elsie SLEMANS CLARK; the father; a daughter, Marianna [CLARK]; and two sons, Estel [CLARK] and Kenneth [CLARK], all of South Bend.
Three aunts also survive. They are Mrs. Earl SOWERS and Mary AULT, of Macy, and Mrs. Jessie ABSHIRE, of Roann.

Tuesday, November 3, 1942

Charles William WITHAM, 67, well known Newcastle township farmer, was found dead at 12:15 o'clock Monday afternoon in the barn on his farm, nine miles east of Rochester. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Witham had spent the morning hauling stone and was putting his horses in the barn when he was stricken. The body was discovered by his housekeeper when she went to the barn after the elderly man had not appeared for dinner.
The deceased was born in White county on June 1, 1875. His parents were William and Martha WITHAM. He formerly owned the Big Foot telephone company near Atwood, Ind., but had resided on the farm in Fulton county for the past 22 years.
His wife, Henrietta [WITHAM], died about six months ago. Surviving are three sons, Louis [WITHAM] and William [WITHAM], both of Hammond; and Clarence [WITHAM], of Mishawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Devon SHIPLEY, of Silver Lake; a brother, DuWayne [WITHAM], of Mountview, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Oneita HENDRICKS, Oklahoma City, Okla., and six grandchildren.
The body was returned to the residence from the Foster funeral home. Rites will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Mentone Baptist church, the Rev. HILL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

John EDLIN, 59, laborer, residing in a cottage at Lake Bruce, Ind., was found dead in bed at seven o'clock Tuesday morning by his neighbor and employer, Charles SHOWLEY, who owns an amusement place at Lake Bruce.
Coroner Dean STINSON and Deputy Coroner Dale S. BERKEBILE, who were summoned to the Edlin home by Mr. Showley, stated death was due to a heart attack which had occurred during the earlier hours of the morning. The deceased, who resided alone, had been in ill health for several years. Mr. Edlin had lived in the Bruce Lake community for a score or more of years.
Four daughters survive, Mrs. James BRUCE; Mrs. Jim ENGLE; Mrs. Ruth HOOVER, of Winamac; and Miss Betty EDLIN, of near Lake Bruce.
Funeral services will be announced in Wednesday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Mr. and Mrs. Orlan KEPLER early Tuesday morning received word of the death of Kerchell Lee (Mose) KEPLER, which occurred at his home in LaPorte, Ind., at 5 o'clock this morning. Death was attributed to a heart attack. The deceased, who had undergone a major operation a little over a week ago, had been in ill health for the past three years.
Mr. Kepler, who was educated in the Rochester schools, left this city about 30 years ago, moving to LaPorte, where he owned and managed two grocery and meat market stores for a long number of years. He retired from active business about four years ago. The deceased was born in Fulton county in 1891 and in 1912 was united in marriage with Miss Blanche PEEPLES, of this city.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Dr. Robert KEPLER, of LaPorte; a granddaughter, Judith Ann [KEPLER]; a cousin, Orlan KEPLER of this city; and his mother, Mrs. Charles WOLFORD, of Logansport.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Hammond funeral home, at LaPorte. The exact hour of the rites had not been decided upon as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, November 4, 1942

Funeral services for Lawrence CLARK, 37, of South Bend, who died in Logansport Saturday evening of pneumonia, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Macy, at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Earl SOWERS. Miss Mary AULT of Macy is also an aunt.
Mrs. Almeda COLDAULT, of Troy, Ohio who since October 25th had been visiting her sister, Mrs. George METZGER, of Argos, passed away at Kelly hospital in Argos, yesterday during an attack of asthma.
Mrs. Coldault is survived by two sons, both of whom are in the Army, and a daughter, of Troy, Ohio. The body was returned to Troy, Ohio where funeral services and burial will be conducted.

Thursday, November 5, 1942

J. Frank KING, 69, of R.R. 2, Macy, died at 5:40 this morning at his farm home. He had been ill for five years with diabetes, however this last illness lasted but a few days.
The deceased was born east of Gilead, Ind., on September 5, 1873. His parents were Samuel and Catherine (GROGG) KING. Mr. King resided in Gilead all of his life with the exception of 10 years which he spent in Peru. On February 20, 1911 he was married to Laura L. SHARP at Marion, Ind. His occupation was that of a farm[er], but he had been retired for several years.
Survivors are: his wife; five children, Jesse KING, of Peru; Ralph KING, of Marion; Mrs. May CROWELL, of near Macy; Louis KING, of Peru; Ernest KING, of Peru; two step-children, Mrs. Clifford CLARK, of Morocco, Ind., and Mrs. John ABNEY, of Kokomo; two brothers, Mark KING, of Macy, and Charles KING, of Roann.
The body will be taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. May Crowell, about two miles west of Gilead, Friday afternoon at four o'clock. Funeral services will be held at the Gilead Methodist church, Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be made at the Gilead cemetery.

Friday, November 6, 1942

Word has been received by relatives here of the death of Mrs. Sam WOOD of Indianapolis which occurred Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Wood was 71 years of age and was a former resident of this community.
She is survived by her husband, one son, Grover WOOD of Indianapolis, and two grandsons, William [WOOD] and Everett WOOD.
Funeral services will be held in the Church of Christ in Indianapolis Sunday afternoon at 2:00.

Mrs. Susan Ann HOOVER, 66, of Twelve Mile, died at 11:30 o'clock Thursday morning at Duke's hospital in Peru, where she had been a patient for three weeks. She had been ill for a year.
She was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth FAHL, and was born in Miami county December 6, 1875. She was a member of the Twelve Mile U.B. church.
Survivors are the husband, Samuel [HOOVER]; a son, Orval [HOOVER], of Twelve Mile; a daughter, Mrs. Harry MATHIAS, Bowling Green, O..; six grandchildren; two brothers, William FAHL, Lafayette; Francis FAHL, Denver, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Amanda REAM, Huntington.
The body will be taken to the residence one-half mile east of Twelve Mile at noon Friday from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton.
Rites will be at 2 o'clock Saturday at the Twelve Mile U.B. church, the Rev. BLACKBURN officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

Saturday, November 7, 1942

Leslie HEETER, 68, of 401 Ohio street, died last night at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, of a heart attack. Mr. Heeter has been ill since July 4th when he suffered a heart attack while working at LISTON'S GROCERY. He has been a patient at the Robert Long hospital since last July.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on September 18, 1874, and lived here his entire life. His parents were: John and Mary HEETER. On July 4, 1897, he was united in marriage to Louella CHRISTMAN. Mr. Heeter was a laborer and was employed at the Bridge Factory and at Liston's grocery, and several other places of business. He was a member of the Church of God and the Townsend Club of Rochester.
The survivors are: the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence ELLIS, of Macy; three sons, Max [HEETER], of Chicago; Harold [HEETER] and Fred [HEETER], of Buchanan, Mich., and six grandchildren.

The time and place of the funeral have not yet been decided upon. The Rev. John CALL, of the Church of God, will officiate. Interment will be made at the Athens cemetery. The body is now at the Foster funeral home and will be returned to the Heeter home this afternoon.

Monday, November 9, 1942

Funeral services for Leslie HEETER, 68, who died at the Robert Long hospital Friday evening from a heart attack, were held this afternoon at the Church of God at 2:00 o'clock. The Rev. John CALL officiated. Interment was made at the Athens cemetery.

Miss Ruth Ann PONTIOUS, well known Rochester resident, passed away Saturday evening, 11:30 o'clock at the Pontious residence, 1019 South Monroe street, this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of 17 weeks' duration.
Ruth Ann, daughter of Tully and Rebecca PONTIOUS, was born in Rochester on November 4th, 1892. Following her graduation from the Rochester schools, Miss Pontious completed a business course at Rochester Normal college and was employed as bookkeeper for BEYER BROS. and the FIRST NATIONAL BANK for a number of years. In later years she was employed in the state highway department offices, at Indianapolis. She was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church.
Surviving are the father; two brothers, Roscoe PONTIUS, of Rochester and Howard A. PONTIOUS, of Chicago; and a niece, Marcia PONTIUS, of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Evangelical church, with Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE officiating. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pontious home from 10 a.m. Tuesday morning up until the hour of the services.

Sherrill Gene [PLUMMER], eight months old, son of Blake and Gladys (EDINGTON] PLUMMER of Kewanna, passed away Saturday afternoon at 1:18 o'clock from what was believed to be cerebral meningitis. The child had been ill but five days.
Sherrill Gene was born February 15, 1942. Survivors are the parents; a brother, Jerry Jay [PLUMMER], grandparents, Mrs. Robert EDINGTON, of Kewanna, and Ernest PLUMMER, of Logansport, and several uncles and aunts.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Kewanna Baptist church, with Rev. Hugh HALL officiating. Burial was made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Lucinda ICE, 84, wife of Andrew ICE, died of complications Saturday afternoon at 3:15 at her home on East Tenth street. She had been ill for one year.
The deceased was born in Tipton county on February 20, 1858. The parents were Joseph and Mary (KING) BERRY. Mrs. Ice had been a resident of this city for 55 years moving here from her birthplace. She was married to Mr. Ice in 1897.
Surviving are: the husband; two sons, Curtis [ICE] and Stephen [ICE], both of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Sylvia FLANAGAN, of Lafayette; Mrs. Clara KOONLEY and Mrs. Pearl SPRY, both of this city; and a step-son, George ICE, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the Christian church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Reverends MOUNT and YEAZEL will officiate. Burial will be at the Citizens cemetery.
The body was removed from the Val Zimmerman funeral home to the Ice home yesterday afternoon.

Tuesday, November 10, 1942

Mrs. Floyd GRABER, of South Bend, former resident of this community, passed away Monday evening, 9:30 o'clock, at the Epworth hospital in South Bend. Death resulted from peritonitis following an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Graber had been a resident of South Bend for the past 18 years, moving there from this city.
Cletus Fontalla [BATZ], daughter of Fred and Cora (THOMPSON) BATZ, was born September 16th, 1901, on a farm southwest of Rochester. In the year 1918 she was united in marriage with Floyd GRABER in a ceremony solemnized in this city. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church, of South Bend.
Survivors are the husband; a son, Fred GRABER; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Raymond HUNTER, of South Bend; three brothers, Robert BATZ, of South Bend; Floyd BATZ, of Noblesville, Ind., and Corp. Max BATZ, of Camp Murphy, Fla.
Funeral services will be held in South Bend Friday afternoon, two o'clock.

Rochester friends today received word of the death of Mrs. Earl (Blanche) MURBARGER, 54, which occurred at her home in Indianapolis yesterday. Mrs. Murbarger, who was the sister of the late Mrs. Harold VanTRUMP, of this city had often visited Rochester and was well known to many of the local residents.

Mrs. Minnie A. STAKE, 75, of Akron, died Monday afternoon at 1:30 from complications after an illness of several weeks.
The deceased was born July 4, 1867, in Fulton county. The parents were Isaac and Sarah MOORE.
The survivors are, one son, Earl DAWSON, of Akron; one sister Mrs. Alice SECOR, of Akron; one brother, Namon MOORE, also of Akron; three grandsons, Harry DAWSON, of California; Earl DAWSON, of Alton Ill., and Oren SECOR, of Plymouth; and one granddaughter, Viola DAWSON, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Interment will be made at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, November 12, 1942

Wilbur J. (Webb) BEATTIE, well known farmer, passed away Wednesday morning at Woodlawn hospital, following an illness of six months' duration. The deceased who had resided in Fulton county throughout his entire life had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this community.
Mr. Beattie retired from active farming some time ago. He resided at his farm three miles northeast of this city, for a period of 22 years.
Wilbur J., son of James and Eliza Jane BEATTIE, was born in Wayne township, Fulton county, on May 25th, 1863. In 1886 he was united in marriage with Sarah Elizabeth GOSS, who preceded him in death in January of 1941. Mr. Beattie was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church.
Survivors include two sons, Harry E. BEATTIE, of Arcadia, Ind.; Don BEATTIE, at home; three daughters, Mrs. S. G. BLAKE, of South Bend; Mrs. P. J. TURNER, of Detroit

and Mrs. C. G. APT, of this city; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a nephew, Roy BEATTIE, of Logansport, and a niece. A daughter, Mrs. Pearl PENCE, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., preceded her father in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Rochester Evangelical church with the Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE officiating. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, November 13, 1942

Ernest B. KOONTZ, 55, of Greencastle, former Macy resident, died at midnight at the Woodlawn hospital after suffering a stroke while visiting at the home of his father-in-law, Frank BELT, of near Macy.
Koontz, who had come to the Macy vicinity on a hunting trip, was stricken at the supper table and was taken to the hospital where he later succumbed. He left Macy about three years ago.
Born in Clinton county, he was the son of Rev. James A. and Josephine KOONTZ. His marriage was to Gail BELT, who survives. Other survivors are two daughters, Mary Catherine [KOONTZ], of Peru, and Roberta Jean [KOONTZ], at home; one son, Albert [KOONTZ], of Clinton, and a sister, Mrs. Fred ORTH, Terre Haute.
He was a member of the Macy Methodist church, the Masons at Macy and the Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne. He was an employee of Public Service Company of Indiana.
The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the Macy Methodist church, the Rev. Charles DUNLAP officiating. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. The body will be brought to the church an hour before the services.

Tuesday, November 17, 1942

Plymouth, Nov. 17. - Mrs. Vinetia A. DAWSON LONG, 48, of this city, was found dead in her gas-filled home, 701 North Walnut street, at 11:30 o'clock Saturday when her husband, Neal LONG, returned home. Death was due to asphyxiation.
Mrs. Long was a lifelong resident of Plymouth, born March 19, 1894. She was a member of the Evangelical Reformed Church and the Eagles Auxiliary. Survivors are the husband, and her mother, Mrs. Melinda PFENDER of Plymouth and four sisters, Mrs. Elzie WINGETT, LaPaz; Mrs. Mattie WALLACE, Argos; Mrs. Hazel RAUSCHENBACH, and Mrs. Clara SISK, both of Plymouth. The body will remain in the Johnson & Son funeral home where friends may call. Funeral services were held in the funeral home, this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. P. B. ROWE in charge. Burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery.

A committal service was held yesterday afternoon in the Odd Fellows cemetery for Mrs. Emley J. LEWIS, 90, formerly a resident of Rochester. Mrs. Lewis died at her home near Mishawaka on Saturday.
The services proper were held in South Bend at the Orvis funeral home at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon with the Rev. W. M. GOFFENEY of the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church of South Bend in charge.
Mrs. Lewis was born near Rochester on February 22, 1852, and lived here almost all of her life until she moved to St. Joseph county to reside, 10 years ago. Her husband was Ephriam LEWIS, who preceded her in death.

The survivors are seven children: Lee [LEWIS] and Charles LEWIS, of this city; Albert L. [LEWIS] and John [LEWIS], of South Bend; Mrs. Ollie RYNEARSON, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Ethel McINTYRE, of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Besse WAGONER, living somewhere in Colorado.

Cyrus John HINTON, 79, of three miles west of Kewanna, died at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon after an illness of about six weeks.
Born March 11, 1863 in Ross County, Ohio, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John HINTON. His marriage was to Ella FERNBAUGH on January 1, 1889. He had been a resident of the Kewanna community for 57 years.
Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. May COOK and Mrs. Alma ANDERSON, both of LaPorte, and Mrs. Essa KIMBALL, Indianapolis; one son, Albert [HINTON], Michigan City; a brother, George [HINTON], Columbus, O.; two half-brothers, and three half-sisters.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home and will be returned to the Hinton home this afternoon at 4:00 where it will remain until the hour of the service. Services will be conducted at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Kewanna Baptist church, of which he was a member. Burial wil be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Albert HAWKINS, 63, farmer residing five miles northeast of Kewanna passed away at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from complication which came in the wake of a stroke of paralysis which was suffered eight days ago.
Following the death of his wife, five years ago, Mr. Hawkins had resided with his brother, Irvin HAWKINS, of near Kewanna.
The deceased, who was born in Howard county, Ind., had resided in Union township for the past ten years, moving there from Russiaville, Ind. Mr. Hawkins was a member of the Sharon church.
Surviving are a son, Claude HAWKINS, of Tex.; two brothers, Will HAWKINS, of Paoli, Ind.; Irving HAWKINS, of Union township, and an aunt, Mrs. Jennie SMALL, of Russiaville.
The body was removed to Russiaville, Ind., Tuesday morning and funeral services will be conducted in that city, it was stated.

Wednesday, November 18, 1942

Funeral services for Albert L. HAWKINS will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Stout & Son building chapel in Russiaville, Ind. Rev. John WALTERS of the Friends Church, of New London, will officiate and interment will be made in the New London cemetery. The deceased who passed away in Woodlawn hospital Tuesday morning was a resident of Union township, this county.

Rochester friends today received news of the death of Sydney WILSON, which occurred Tuesday afternoon at his home in Betonia, Miss.
Mr. Wilson was a former resident of this city, where with his brother, Clyde Wilson, he operated the old PARAMOUNT THEATRE which was located in the building now occupied by the BERKHEISER grocery.
The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine WILSON, of Ober, Ind., his brother, Clyde [WILSON] of Alexandria, Ind., and numerous other relatives. Funeral services and interment were to be held at Betonia, the message stated.

Saturday, November 21, 1942

An accidental shot fired from a .12-gauge shotgun last evening cost the life of Leonard HOLLOWAY, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee HOLLOWAY, who reside in a cottage one miles east of Rochester on the north side of Lake Manitou. The home is located back of the ONE HORSE Grocery and east of the Colonial Hotel entrance.
The child died at approximately 7:00 o'clock at the Woodlawn hospital, half an hour after he was accidentally shot by his brother, Robert, 15.
The child was standing in the kitchen door as his older brother was standing in the back yard unloading the shotgun which had been in the house, loaded. In some manner the gun discharged shooting Leonard in the right side.
The brother, mother, and three other children, all of whom were witnesses to the tragedy, were so grief stricken that they were unable to tell exactly how the accident occurred.
This is the second tragedy in the Lee Holloway family within four years, a daughter, Betty [HOLLOWAY], having been killed in an auto accident north of Rochester on Road 31.
Leonard was born on January 13, 1934 in Rochester, and had lived here all of his life. He was a student in the third grade at the Woodrow school.
The survivors are: the parents, two brothers, Deverl [HOLLOWAY] and Robert [HOLLOWAY]; seven sisters, Mrs. Homer CLAY, Mrs. Robert VanLUE, Mrs. James MURRAY, Mrs. Charles ROSE, Barbara [HOLLOWAY], Donna [HOLLOWAY] and Phyllis Jean [HOLLOWAY]. One brother also preceded him in death.
The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Church of God. The Reverend John CALL will officiate. Interment will be made at the Citizen's cemetery.
The body has been at the Foster funeral home and will be taken to the home of a sister, Mrs. James Murray, on the corner of 12th and Elm streets, this afternoon.

Monday, November 23, 1942

The Reverend Ivan R. GODWIN, 77, retired Methodist minister, died late Saturday night at his home in Akron, following a heart attack. He had served as pastor of many churches in this vicinity.
He was born in Canada August 15, 1865. His parents were Rev. Allen and Mary GODWIN. On January 1, 1896 he was married to Lora E. MEEKS in Columbia City.
The deceased in early life was a miller in Columbia City and later studied for the ministry at the Boston Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1896 and assigned to the Northeastern Indiana conference.
He first was minister at Roann and also held pastorates at Mexico, Lynn, Dublin, Wolcottville, Akron, Wabash, Swayzee, St. Paul of Fort Wayne, St. Mark's of Goshen and Economy. He retired in 1932 and moved to Akron.
He was a member of the Akron town board and the Masonic lodge.
Surviving are the widow; eight children, Mrs. Rena CHENOWETH, Lynn [GODWIN], John [GODWIN], Richmond; Mrs. Louise GREENWOOD, Perrysburg, O.; Mrs. Esther KURMAN, Wabster Grove, Mo.; Wendell R. [GODWIN], LaPorte; Mrs. Lillian J. MULLINS, Whiting; Mrs. Ruth SCALAND, Bay Village, O.; and Major E. GODWIN, with the army at San Antonio, Tex.; three sisters; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Akron Methodist church. Interment will be in South Whitley. The body has been returned to the residence from the Sheetz funeral home.

Fulton relatives late Saturday evening received word of the tragic death of Berta Jo MOW, aged 4, which occurred at three o'clock Saturday afternoon at Hobart, Ind.
Berta Jo was struck and run over by a switch engine while she was enroute to a nearby store to purchase some candy. The little girl was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert MOW, of Hobart. Besides her parents, Berta Jo is survived by a sister, Barbara [MOW], 10, and her grandfather, Glen DICE, of Fulton.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Mow home in Hobart and burial was made in the Hobart cemetery.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:00 at the Fulton Baptist church for Edward J. DOUD, 72, who died of complications Saturday morning at 10:55 o'clock after a two weeks' illness. Mr. Doud lived 7 miles south of Fulton and one-half mile west of State Road 25, in Cass county.
The deceased was born on November 25, 1869, near Chili, Ind. The parents were Brenton and Mary DOUD. He resided in and near Fulton most of his life and moved to Cass county five years ago from near Fulton. He was married first to Eva LEAVELL who died several years ago, and later married Gertrude REED, who survives.
Mr. Doud was engaged in farming at the time of his death, and had taught school in Fulton county for several years. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
The survivors are: the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys SHOUP, of Metea; three grandchildren; six brothers; William DOUD, Milford, Ill.; Arthur [DOUD], of Bluffton; Bert [DOUD] and Oren [DOUD], of South Bend; Archie [DOUD], of Monticello; and Dr. C. A. DOUD, of Fulton; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel REED, and Mrs. Nora KENT, of Fulton; and Mrs. Pearl MILLER, of Terre Haute.
The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton, assisted by Rev. Harry REA of Metea, officiated at the services. Interment was made at the Fulton cemetery.

Mrs. Margretta ALSPACH, 84, died of complications at 10 o'clock Sunday night at her home five miles northeast of Rochester on State Road 25. She had been ill for two years.
The deceased was born on March 1, 1858, in Miami, Ohio. She came here from Ohio 80 years ago. The parents were Henry and Elizabeth ARNETT. On August 23, 1884, she was married to John D. ALSPACH. Mrs. Alspach was a member of the Christian church at Talma.
The survivors are: the husband; two children, Clinton [ALSPACH], at home, and Mrs. Ernest CASLOW, of Rochester; and seven grandchildren. One daughter preceded Mrs. Alspach in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the residence, with the Rev. KENNEDY officiating. Burial will be made at the Richter cemetery. The family requests no flowers. The body will be taken from the Foster Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday afternoon.

Rochester friends, Saturday, were apprised of the recent death of Mrs. Ed HANGER, which occurred at her home in Chicago, last Tuesday. Mrs. Hanger was the daughter of the late Frank MOSS, of this city. Her death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered about seven weeks ago.

Her husband, Ed HANGER, was a former employee of the New West Side Hotel and both he and his wife had many friends in this community.

Tuesday, November 24, 1942

Mrs. Lottie HENDERSON, 57, former resident of Fulton county, died late Sunday afternoon at her home in Elkhart. Death was due to heart truble and complications. She had been ill for three months.
Lottie [BARKMAN], daughter of Alonzo and Mary Ann BARKMAN, was born in Fulton county on July 9, 1885. She was married to William HENDERSON in 1912 and 20 years ago they moved to Elkhart where they have since resided. She was a member of the Adventist Church.
Surviving are the husband; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Barkman, of R.R. 5, Rochester; four sisters, Miss Iva BARKMAN, Rochester; Miss Beulah BARKMAN, Cincinnati, O.; Mrs. Margaret GROSS, Vistula; and Mrs. Gertrude EASH, Marshall county; four brothers, Charles [BARKMAN], Boyd [BARKMAN] and Lloyd [BARKMAN], all of near Rochester and John [BARKMAN], of Cleveland, O.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the White Chapel in Elkhart. Burial will be made in the Rice cemetery in that city.

Mrs. Alva P. KALE, 69, passed away at her home, two and a half miles south of Tiosa at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday. Death was due to complications. Mrs. Kale had been in ill health for the past 12 years.
The deceased was born on October 19, 1873. Her parents were Michael and Lovina WALTERS. Mrs Kale was a member of the Zion Evangelical church at South Germany. On January 24, 1897 she was united in marriage with Alva P. KALE.
Survivors are: the husband; five daughters, Mrs. Jacob MILLER, Mrs. Claude JOHNSON, Mrs. William BUSSERT, Mrs. Dallas THOMPSON, and Mrs. Virgil LONG, all of Rochester; three sons, Walter [KALE], of Tiosa; Paul [KALE], of East Chicago; and Charles [KALE], at home; one brother, Charles M. WALTERS, of North Manchester; 15 grandchildren. Three daughters preceded her in death.
The funeral will be held Friday at 2 o'clock at the Grandview church. Burial will be at the South Germany cemetery.

Friday, November 27, 1942

Jake GREENWALD, 59, of Fulton, died Wednesday afternoon at Indianapolis. His death was caused very suddenly from heart trouble.
The deceased was born April 13, 1883, in Fulton county and lived here all of his life. A few weeks ago Mr. Greenwald went to Indianapolis to visit and while there was stricken with heart trouble. He was married in Rochester to Miss Nannie LOWE, deceased. Mr. Greenwald was an asbestos coverer by occupation.
The survivors are: three children, Mrs. Kenneth HECKLETHORN, of Indianapolis; Billy GREENWALD, with the air corps in Oklahoma, and Nannie Bernice GREENWALD, of Milwaukee.
Funeral services will be held in Fulton at 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Ditmire Funeral Home. Interment will be made at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, November 28, 1942

An article appearing in today's edition of the Indianapolis Star, gives a brief report of the death of Francis Hugh PRYOR, of Indianapolis. Mr. Pryor is well known to many of the Rochester young people as he was employed at the Colonial Hotel for a couple of seasons at the time Tom DEVINE of Indianapolis was a co-owner of the hotel.
Pryor came to Rochester with Bill VanDOREN, George JOHNSON and Jack DEVINE, son of Tom Devine, and all four of the youths were given employment at the Manitou summer resort hostelry.
Following is the story of the young man's death which appeared in the Indianapolis newspaper:
Francis H. Pryor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. PRYOR, 3429 East 26th street, has been killed in action, the War Department announced yesterday.
Pryor, born in Bellefontaine, O., was a graduate of Cathedral high school here. He attended Butler university and played tackle on the school's football team.
He was a member of the Indiana National Guard 113th Observation squadron before induction of the guard into Federal service. He went with the squadron for training from here to Key field at Meridian, Miss.
The War Department report said Pryor was killed in action in the southwest Pacific.

Monday, November 30, 1942

Ralph FINNEREN, 45, former resident of this city, died late Saturday night at Detroit, according to word received here. Death was due to a heart attack suffered while he was enroute to his home after attending a show.
Finneren from 1921 to 1924 operated the Ford automobile agency in Rochester and was a lifetime employee of the Ford Motor company, beginning work with the concern when he was 17 years of age. He returned to Detroit in 1924 where he was employed until he retired three years ago to tend a large apple orchard.
He was a personal friend of Charles NAVIN, owner of the Detroit Tiger baseball team and each spring went to Florida to spring training quarters as a guest of Mr. Navin. Mr. Finneren visited in Rochester a few months ago as the guest of Ike WILE.
He served with the navy in the World War and was a member of the American Legion. He also was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church at Rochester.
Surviving are the widow, Estelle [FINNEREN]; two sons, Jack [FINNEREN], with the U. S. army at Fort Benning, Ga., and Jerry [FINNEREN], at home; a daughter, Ruth Ann [FINNEREN], at home, and three sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning in Detroit. Burial will be made there.

Wednesday, December 2, 1942

Robert R. BEST, 82, of 201 Center Street, Argos, died of complications at 6:45 Tuesday morning. He had been in poor health his entire life, but was seriously ill for one week before his death.
The deceased was born near Lima, Ohio, on January 13, 1860. His parents were John and Mary (YOUNG) BEST. He was married to Mrs. Carrie EATON, who died in 1928. Mr. Best lived in Argos for the past several years. He was a jeweler by profession.
The survivors are: two sisters, Mrs. Cora BEELER, of Michigan; Mrs. Artie BOYD, of Nappanee; four step-children, Mrs. Ruby ROBBINS, of Argos; Mrs. Helen MEEK, of Liberty Mills; Reason EATON, of Plymouth; Garlius EATON, of Sharpsville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00, at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Christian church will officiate. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Thursday, December 3, 1942

Carol Jean WEIGLE, premature daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WEIGLE, of Lafayette, passed away Monday morning in the Home hospital in Lafayette.
The infant had been in the incubator since her birth of November 20th. Funeral services were held in the Murphy Funeral Home. The child was buried in the Rest Haven Memorial cemetery near Lafayette, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.
Mrs. Weigle was formerly Dortha BRYANT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy BRYANT, of this city.

Mrs. Leslie RICHTER received word last night of the death of her brother-in-law, Frank (Pete) FUREY, at his home in Madeira, Ohio. Death followed a heart attack suffered a few minutes after Mr. Furey returned home from his work at the Cincinnati Milling Machine company.
He is survived by the widow; four children, Mrs. Florent SHARKEY, of Kennedy Heights, Ohio; Mrs. Paul WITSCHGER, of Madeira, Ohio; Leslie FUREY, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Robert FUREY, with the armed forces; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Friday, December 4, 1942

Mrs. Martha Dianah WARNER, 65, of near Argos, died at 5:00 a.m. this morning at the Kelly hospital in Argos of complications. She had been ill for several years.
The deceased was born June 4, 1877, in Missouri. Her parents were Russell and Jane MORLAND. On February 6, 1897, she was married to Oliver P. WARNER. Mrs. Warner had lived near Argos for the past 43 years. She was a member of the Methodist church.
The survivors are: the husband; one son, Dewey [WARNER], of Argos; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Vina BROWN, of Kansas, and Mrs. Minnie ROBINSON, of Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Poplar Grove church with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Christian church officiating. The body will remain at the Umbaugh Funeral Home until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, December 7, 1942

Royal Centre, Dec. 7. - Authorities Sunday night identified the badly mangled body of a youth found about 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon lying on the Pennsylvania railroad tracks, where he had been struck by a train, just opposite the Royal Centre Lumber company, as Robert KESLING, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred KESLING, of a half mile north of Royal Centre.
Identification of the body was made by Robert BECKLEY, of Royal Centre, R.R. 2, a friend of the victim, at the Woltz funeral home where the body had been taken after its discovery by Harry MULLETT, who resides near the scene.
Coroner M. B. STEWART and Deputy Sheriff Harold SMITH, who made the investigation, placed the time of death at about 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon. The evidence was substantiated by two Royal Centre youths, who had noticed the victim walking along the tracks a short time before a freight train had passed.
The body of the youth was badly mangled, both legs having been severed by the train. Evidence at the scene showed that the youth had been struck some distance north of where the body lay. Coroner Stewart said the main cause of death was a skull fracture.
Lack of any identification on the youth's body delayed identification for more than four hours after the body was discovered. Belief that the youth probably resided someplace in the vicinity was advanced since the youth had been cleanly shaven sometime Sunday. The only contents of the pockets were a house key, a match and a bottle of pills.
The youth, custodian of the Christian church at Royal Centre, was en route to the church to close it up following services there earlier in the day when he was struck while walking along the tracks.
The victim, a sophomore in the Royal Centre high school, was the son of Fred and Anna KESLING.

Friday, December 11, 1942

Rochester relatives today were apprised of the death of Mrs. Laura (PYLE) MEADE, which occurred Friday morning at the home of her son, Francis McWHORTER, of Cleveland, Ohio. Death followed a two weeks' illness from a heart ailment, it was stated.
The deceased, who was born in Rochester a number of years ago was a cousin of Charley PYLE, of this city. Her first marriage was to Frank McWHORTER, who preceded her in death a number of years ago.
Funeral services will be held Monday in Cleveland, Ohio. The son, is the sole survivor.

James Albert FRITZ, 50, passed away at 7 o'clock this morning at his home on West 6th street. The cause of death was heart trouble. Mr. Fritz had been ill for the past six months.
The deceased was born on February 28, 1892 at Miami, Indiana. He came here from Miami and has made his home in this city for the past 24 years. On October 26, 1929, he married in Rochester to Pauline BRUGH. His parents were George and Sarah FRITZ. Mr. Fritz was a laborer by occupation.
The survivors are: the widow; five children, James Albert [FRITZ], Betty Jean [FRITZ], Doloris May [FRITZ], George William [FRITZ], and Barbara Ann [FRITZ], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. William THOMAS, of this city; and Mrs. Maggie BROWN, of Kokomo.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. John CALL will officiate. Burial will be at the Citizens cemetery. The body will remain at Foster's until the hour of the services.

James V. COPLEN, 80, a pioneer citizen of Rochester and Fulton county, passed away Thursday evening, eight o'clock at his home, 831 Monroe street, this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of two months duration. The deceased who had resided in Fulton county for 78 years had a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.
In 1898 he was elected marshal of the town of Rochester and served in that capacity until 1902. From that year until 1912 he owned and operated a dray line in this city. He was elected sheriff of Fulton county in 1912 on the Democratic ticket, serving a four year term.
Since 1916 Mr. Coplen operated a taxi line in Rochester and also delivered the U. S. mail to and from the local postoffice to the Erie railroad depot. Failing health compelled his retirement from the taxi business but a few weeks ago.
James V., son of Isaac and Sarah (SEVERNS) COPLEN, was born June 5th, 1862 at Koshocton, Ohio. He came to Fulton county with his parents when but two years of age and resided on a farm in Newcastle township, where he grew to manhood. On September 17, 1885 he was united in marriage with Miss Addie ENTSMINGER of this city. Mr. Coplen was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge and was active in the affairs of the Democratic party in Fulton county.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Eugene COPLEN, both of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Horatio S. AGSTER, of Harrisburg, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Justina TAYLOR, of Palestine; five grandchildren, James [COPLEN], Morris [COPLEN] and Allen COPLEN; Jean FETTER and Dick AGSTER; and two great-grandchildren, Lee FETTER and Susan COPLEN.
Last rites will be held at the Coplen residence, Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Employees of the Rochester Post Office will act as pallbearers and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, December 12, 1942

Henry J. MEREDITH, 83, of 318 West Fourth street, died at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Woodlawn hospital. He had been in ill health for four years and seriously ill five days.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on July 18, 1859, and lived in Fulton and Marshall counties all of his life. For many years he was a merchant in Culver and in later years was engaged in the real estate business in Rochester. He was married twice, first to Clara DAVIS, and on October 29, 1927, to Mary F. HARRISON, of Rochester. Mr. Meredith was a member of the Church of God.
The survivors are: his wife; two step-daughters, Mrs. Charles ROBERTSON, of Rochester, and Mrs. Curtis SIMONS, of Andrews, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Church of God, with the Reverend CALL officiating. The body is now at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where it will remain until the hour of the services.

Monday, December 14, 1942

Word has been received by relatives in Rochester that Mrs. Amanda MILLER, a former resident of Rochester, and now of New Carlisle, Ind., passed away Sunday, December 13th.
One son, Harry MILLER, of New Carlisle, and one brother, Isaiah S. SPOHN, of this city, survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Amems funeral home in New Carlisle.

Mrs. Sarah J. BAIR, former resident of Rochester and Kewanna, passed away Sunday noon at the Reed nursing home in Peru, Ind. Death was attributed to complications following an illness of six weeks. Mrs. Bair had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Sarah J. [BOCKOVER], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis BOCKOVER, was born near Akron, Ind., on August 10th, 1865. She was united in marriage with John BAIR on February 19th, 1882. The deceased was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church. During her residency in Rochester Mrs. Bair resided at 1329 South Main street.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. V. L. BARKER, of Fulton; Mrs. Hazel GRAY, of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Elmeda WILLIAMS, of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sons, C. E. BAIR, of Logansport and M. C. BAIR, of South Bend; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred BOCKOVER, of Logansport, and a sister, Mrs. Delbert SMITH, of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Kewanna Methodist church with Rev. KIRKPATRICK officiating. The body will lie in state at the Ditmire Funeral home in Fulton up until noon Tuesday and at the Kewanna Methodist church from one to two p.m.

Tuesday, December 15, 1942

Mrs. Mary Anne BERRY, 77, died at the Kelly hospital in Argos at 6:00 p.m. Monday evening. Death was caused by paralysis. Mrs. Berry had been in poor health for several years but was in the hospital but one week.
The deceased was born on September 29, 1865, and lived in and around Argos all of her life. She was married on January 12, 1886, to Robert W. BERRY who died in 1928. Her parents were George and Mary HELSEL. Mrs. Berry was a member of the Argos Christian church.
The survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Ella SANNER, with whom the deceased made her home; three sons, Chester [BERRY], of Evanston, Ill.; Roy [BERRY], of Plymouth, and Ernest [BERRY], of South Bend; and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Grossman Funeral Home, with Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be made at the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, December 17, 1942

Homer ROGERS, 57, died at 3:15 this morning at his home two miles southwest of Argos. His death was caused by a heart attack suffered one hour previously.
The deceased was born in Knox, Ind., on September 30, 1885, and lived in Argos for the past five years. He was married on August 12, 1909, to Grace LEIGHTY, who survives. His parents were Hugh and Armentha ROGERS. Mr. Rogers was the state manager for the Equitable Assurance company with his office in Indianapolis.
The survivors are: the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Dean BERRY, of Anderson; one brother, Rolla ROGERS, of Knox; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha HARNER of Chicago, and Mrs. Mattie DUNFEE, of Knox; and one half-brother, Ed LUKE, of Bass Lake.
The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Umbaugh Funeral home. The Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Christian church will officiate. Interment will be made at the Knox cemetery.

George LUKENS, 73, farmer residing a mile east of Disko, passed away 4:20 o'clock Thursday morning. Death resulted from uremic poisoning following an illness of a year's duration. Mr. Lukens was well known throughout the eastern section of Fulton county.
The survivors are his wife, formerly Bertha MORRETT; three sons, Charles [LUKENS], of Akron; William [LUKENS], at home; Paul [LUKENS] of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur MORRETT, of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Norman OHMART, of Roann; Mrs. Phoenan BRANNEGAN, of near Roann; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Disko Methodist church, Saturday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock with Rev. BRENERD, of Silver Lake officiating. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

Friday, December 18, 1942

Mrs. Ida Matilda (WARREN) PARKS, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William COOK, of this city. Death resulted from complications following a year's illness. Mrs. Parks had been a resident of this city for eight years moving here from Argos, Ind.
Ida Matilda [WALTERS], daughter of Samuel and Matilda WALTERS, was born at Mifflin Town, Pa., on August 19th, 1860. Her first husband was Charles M. WARNER, who passed away a number of years ago. Later she was united in marriage with Clayburn PARKS, who also preceded her in death. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church at Argos, Ind.
The survivors are: five daughters, Mrs. Thelma MANLEY, of Mt. Pleasant, Ind.; Mrs. William COOK, of this city; Mrs. Mable FINNEY, of Argos; Mrs. Alma TORRENCE, of Peru; Mrs. Elsie WEBBER, of Rochester; two sons, Ralph WARNER and Thurl WARNER, both of Buchanan, Mich. and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A son, Royal WARNER, preceded in death.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel PERRY will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Foster funeral home, this city. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

George W. CONRAD, 75, of Bethlehem township, eight miles north of Logansport, died at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Cass County hospital of uremic poisoning. He had been ill for 10 days.
The deceased was born on February 8, 1867, in Cass county and lived there all his life. He was married on September 6, 1890, to Dora M. BRAY. His parents were Stephen and Margaret CONRAD. Mr. Conrad was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church.
Surviving are: the widow; seven children, Russell L. [CONRAD], Edgar [CONRAD] and Mrs. Pearl HINES, of Twelve Mile; Harry W. [CONRAD], Mrs. Thelma CRIPPER and Mrs. Ethel WINEGARDNER, of Logansport; and Mrs. Ethel SHEETZ, of Fulton; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral arrangements are still incomplete. The body is at the residence where friends and neighbors may call.

Saturday, December 19, 1942

Samuel HOFFMAN, 80, a pioneer citizen of Henry township passed away at 2:00 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his brother, Noah HOFFMAN, of Akron. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Hoffman had a host of friends throughout the Akron community.
The deceased was born on a farm near Akron on March 13th, 1862, and had been a resident of the community throughout his entire life. He was an employee of the Erie and Wabash railroads until ill health forced his retirement. Mr. Hoffman was a member of the Lutheran church.
Survivors are a brother, Noah [HOFFMAN], of Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Anna WILHOIT, of Rochester; Mrs. Adeline MILLER, of Three Rivers, Mich., and Miss Ida HOFFMAN, of Glendale, Calif.
No funeral arrangements were announced as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press. The body was taken to the Moyer funeral home in Akron.

Mrs. Sarah Catherine (MASTER[ REEL, 89, a life-long resident of this community, passed away Friday evening, 10:55, at her home, 200 North Main street, this city. Death was caused by pneumonia, following an illness of two weeks.
Mrs. Reel was born April 23rd, 1853 at Leiters Ford, Ind. Her husband, Frank REEL, preceded her in death. The deceased was a member of the Sharon church.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lucy DICK, of Talma; Mrs. Ola HIPSKIND, of this city; three sons, John MASTER, of this city; William MASTER, of Logansport; Bert MASTER, of Mishawaka; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:00 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron will be in charge of the services and interment will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, December 21, 1942

William SMOKER, 78, died at his home southeast of Akron at 9:00 Sunday morning from cancer. He had been ill for several years.
The deceased was born on November 6, 1864, in Miami county and lived there all his life. His parents were Christian and Susanna SMOKER. Mr. Smoker was a day laborer by occupation.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Amanda ALLEN, of Akron; Mrs. Almeda POWELL, of Macy, and Emma BURKETT, at home; three brothers, Frank [SMOKER], Charles [SMOKER] and Albert [SMOKER], all of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the residence, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment will be made at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Word has been received of the death of LeRoy LACKEY of Montebello, Calif. His death occurred November 30, 1942, at the National Soldiers hospital, Sawtelle, Calif.
LeRoy was born January 27, 1875, at Rochester, Ind., the son of Andrew and Angeline LACKEY. In 1901 he was married to Katherine EBERT of Plymouth, Ind., where they resided for a number of years. Surviving him are: Katherine, his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ford (Eva) KEYSER, Plymouth, Ind., and Mrs. K. A. (Edna) CHATTERTON, Montebello, Calif.; one grandson, Richard (Dick) CHATTERTON, now in the U. S. Marines; four granddaughters and two great-grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Angeline (LACKEY) BURTON (age 95); four sisters, Mrs. Elva ROBBINS, Mrs. Albert (Bertha) CLIFTON, Mrs. Guy (Ethel) MONTGOMERY, and Mrs. Annabelle BELDING; and three brothers, Harry LACKEY, of Plymouth, Ind, George LACKEY and H. S. LACKEY of Whittier, Calif. Preceding him in death were his father, three brothers and two sisters.

LeRoy was a veteran of the Spanish-American war, a member of the Baptist church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Services were conducted by the minister of the church of which he was a member and with military honors.

Lydia Savannah JACKSON, 77, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Sunday at the home of her son Walter JACKSON, of this city. Mrs. Jackson's usual residence is in Creston, Iowa. Mrs. Jackson was visiting her son, owner of the Tippecanoe Nursery, and tripped as she stepped from an apple shed on the George HAZLETT orchard farm, fracturing the femur bone. The accident occurred on October 10th. She had been an invalid since this time. Cerebral hemorrhage was the direct cause of her death.
Mrs. Jackson was born on June 30, 1865 in Henry, Ill. Her parents were Thomas and Elizabeth AUKLAND. She was married on January 30, 1884 at Henry, Ill., to John Richard JACKSON, who died last April. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church.
The survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Edna Alpha FOSTER, of Omak, Wash.; and three sons, Russell Lee JACKSON, of College Springs, Ia; Lincoln Roscoe JACKSON, of Kansas City, Mo.; and Walter JACKSON, of this city.
The body was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and returned to the Jackson residence this morning. A short service was held at the residence at 1:00 p.m., with the Rev. ROSS-SHANNON officiating. The funeral escort left immediately for Plymouth, where they will board the 3:03 train for Creston, Ia. and will arrive there tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be held in Creston and burial will be on Thursday, December 24th.

Betty Jean CARTER, 15, daughter of William and Marguerite (FRAZER) CARTER, of near Grass Creek, died suddenly from a heart attack at 2:00 a.m. Monday morning. Sunday evening she attended a Christmas program at the Kewanna Methodist Church and was taken ill suddenly. She had been ill for the past year and unable to attend school.
Betty Jean was born in Pulaski county on March 17th, 1927 and attended the Grass Creek school.
The survivors are the parents and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David FRAZER.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Wednesday in the U.B. Church at Grass Creek with the Rev. B. N. HILL presiding. Burial will be at the Grass Creek cemetery. The body will remain in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna until 1:00 Wednesday when it will be taken to the church for the services.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Mary CRIM, who died at the home of her son, Henry F. CRIM, in Dayton, Ohio, Saturday morning. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, of the local Methodist church, will officiate at the services and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.
Mrs. Crim and her husband, the late Frank CRIM, formerly resided in this city. Mr. Crim was engaged in the real estate business here a number of years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lola PYLE; and another whose name was not learned; and the son, Henry CRIM, Dayton.
The funeral cortege arrived here from Dayton this afternoon. The body was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, December 22, 1942

Rochester friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Blanca L. DECKER, 84, who passed away Thursday, December 17th, at her home in Newton, Iowa. Funeral services were held at Newton last Saturday morning and burial was made in the Newton cemetery.
During the Deckers residency in this city, Mr. O. R. DECKER was engaged in the jewelry and watch repairing business. The family left here about 40 years ago. Excerpts from the obituary which appeared in the Newton (Iowa) Daily News, of December 18th, follow:
One of a family of four children, Blanca L. HASSLER was born March 28, 1858, in Rochester, Ind., the daughter of Alfred and Mary HASSLER.
She was united in marriage to O. R. Decker in Rochester, Ind., where a family of three sons was born.
Mr. and Mrs. Decker later lived in Chicago and in 1907 moved to Marshalltown, Iowa, where they continued to reside until the death of Mr. Decker 11 years ago. At that time Mrs. Decker came to Newton to make her home with her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. A. J. DECKER.
During their residence in Marshalltown, Mr. Decker, a watchmaker, owned a jewelry store there.
In addition to Dr. A. J. Decker of Newton, a son, Max R. DECKER of Chicago, survives, and two grandsons raised by Mr. and Mrs. Decker since childhood, Daniel W. DECKER of Springfield, Ill., and Calvin DECKER of Newport, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, LeRoy DECKER, and by her parents, brother and sisters.
Mrs. Decker was a member of the Marshalltown Methodist church.

Henry L. BECKER, 70, former Fulton county superintendent of schools, died at 8:10 Monday evening at his farm home four miles east of Rochester near Lake Manitou.
Mr. Becker had been in failing health for two years due to a heart ailment, and had been seriously ill for the past week.
He was born in Logansport the son of Charles and Mary BECKER, and the family moved to Fulton county when he was six years old. Forty-eight years ago he was married to Lennie CLEMANS. He attended Rochester college and Purdue university to prepare himself to become a teacher.
The deceased taught at Gilead, Bunker Hill, Chili, Fulton, Akron and Macy schools. In 1912 he was appointed superintendent of Fulton county schools and remained in that position until 1918. Since that time he has been farming. He was a member of the Macabees lodge.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, Virgil [BECKER] of Rochester; Walter [BECKER], of South Bend; and Lee [BECKER], of near Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Mable WOODS of South Bend; four brothers, John [BECKER] and Edward [BECKER], of Rochester, Ernest [BECKER], of Fulton, and Julius [BECKER], of Plymouth; a sister, Miss Emma BECKER, of Fulton; and four grandchildren.
The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Becker home at 4 o'clock this evening. Funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, will be held at the Rochester Baptist church Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock.

Melvin BYBEE, 72, of South Bend, passed away at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday at his home. Mr. Bybee was born in Newcastle township in 1870 and is the last of a family of 12 children.

His parents were Pleasant and Nancy BYBEE.
Mr. Bybee moved to North Judson from Newcastle township and was married there to Dilla BYBEE who survives him. He then moved to South Bend where he was employed by the Studebaker company.
The widow; a cousin, Frank BRYANT, of this city; and a niece, Mrs. Nancy WARREN, of Newcastle township, are the only survivors.
The funeral will be at 1:30 Thursday at North Judson.

Wednesday, December 23, 1942

In regard to the death of Mary E. CRIM who died of heart failure on Saturday, December 19th, a more complete obituary was obtained and is as follows.
Mrs. Crim was born in Galveston, Ind., 75 years ago and lived in Rochester for many years. Her parents were Andrew and Jane CALHOUN. Her husband, Henry F. CRIM, preceded her in death.
The survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. W. F. PYLE, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Clarence O. PETERSON, of Lafayette; one son, Henry C. CRIM, of Dayton, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Marlene [PETERSON], Robert [PETERSON], Frederick [PETERSON], and Maurice PETERSON, of Lafayette; and Mrs. Marguerite CRIM MILLER, of Rock Island, Ill. One son, Bert L. CRIM, and one daughter, Estey Jewell CRIM, are deceased.
The funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. R. ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Interment was made at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Cyrus DOUB, 88, died of complications at 1:00 p.m. December 21st at the home of his son, Otto, north of Disko. The deceased had been ill for several weeks.
Mr. Doub was born on August 12, 1854. His parents were Joseph and Elizabeth DOUB. Mrs. Doub preceded her husband in death.
Survivors are: one son, Otto [DOUB], with whom the deceased lived; one sister; and one daughter, Mrs. Altha BECHTELHEIMER, of North Manchester.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the West Manchester church in North Manchester, with the Rev. Levi HILL officiating. Burial will be made at the West Manchester cemetery.

Thursday, December 24, 1942

William Henry CUFFEL, 84, died of complications Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at his home in Akron. He had been ill for the past four years.
The deceased was born on March 31, 1858, in Athens and resided in or near this community all his life. His parents were Louis and Sara CUFFEL. He was married three times; first to Nancy RAILSBACK, second to Louisa WILHOIT, and the last time to Mary ROBERTS on November 9, 1905, in Plymouth. Mr. Cuffel was a cabinet maker and furniture dealer by occupation.
The survivors are the widow; two sons, Ray [CUFFEL], of Los Angeles, Calif., son of his first wife; and Charles [CUFFEL], of Argos, son of his second wife.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 26th, at 1:30 p.m. in the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Interment will be made at the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Monday, December 28, 1942

Funeral services for Elmer BRUGH, life-long resident of Aubbeenaubbee township were held Sunday afternoon at the Luckenbill chapel, two o'clock, with the Rev. John WALTON, pastor of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, officiating. Interment was made in the Brugh plat at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Brugh passed away 9:45 Christmas Day from a heart ailment.
Mr. Brugh, who was formerly a member of the Fulton county board of commissioners, had a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties. He was engaged in hardware and harness making business at Leiters Ford for a long number of years.
Elmer E., son of Joseph and Verlinda BRUGH, was born June 29th, 1867 at the Brugh homestead, situated a mile and a half east of Leiters Ford. He was married to Katherine MURPHY, who preceded him in death 11 years ago. Mr. Brugh was a member of the Gleaners lodge of Leiters Ford.
The survivors are a son, Fred BRUGH, of Leiters Ford; two grandsons, Donovan [BRUGH] and Eugene BRUGH, of Leiters Ford; a great grandson, Harry BRUGH; a sister, Mrs. Laura BEERWERT, of near Leiters Ford, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna M. COLLINS, 54, widely known Macy resident, who died Saturday evening, were conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the residence, the Rev. C. E. DUNLAP officiating. Burial was made in the Macy cemetery.
Death followed an illness of about six months.
Surviving are the husband, William [COLLINS]; two sons, Leroy STAHL, Macy; and Paul STAHL, Hammond; and three step-sons, Glen COLLINS, Macy; Hugh COLLINS, Chicago; and Lowell COLLINS, Indiana Harbor.

Wednesday, December 30, 1942

Mrs. Effie E. SPRAGUE, 77, died at 6:35 Tuesday evening at her home in Fulton after a six months' illness.
Born on March 15, 1865, in Sangamon county, Ill., she was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church, the Eastern Star, and of the Rebekah lodge. She was first married to Samuel SPENCER who died in 1904, and later to the late John SPRAGUE.
Survivors are three children, Mrs. Bertha SHOEMAKER of Fulton, Oved SPENCER of Terre Haute, and Carmen SPENCER of Fulton; four step-children, Frank SPRAGUE of Gas City, Mrs. Tressa BUSSART of Gas City, and Clarence [SPRAGUE] and Harry SPRAGUE of Canada; fourteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the residence from the Ditmire funeral home Wednesday noon. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fulton U.B. church. The Rev. Stacy SHAW will officiate. Interment will be made at the Fulton cemetery.

Delbert SHAFER, 70, of Twin Lakes, died of complications at 7:20 this morning after an illness of several years.
The deceased was born on February 26, 1871, in Argos and spent all of his life in Marshall county. His parents were Israel and Mary SHAFER. On November 27, 1892, he was married to Conta LOLOMAUGH. Mr. Shafer was a farmer by occupation.
The survivors are: the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Florence BERKEPILE, of Brockly, Mich.; Mrs. Dorothy ANDERSON, of Donaldson; two sons, Ralph SHAFER, of Culver; Weber SHAFER, of Mishawaka; one brother, Hiram SHAFER, of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Ida ZAHNER, of Plymouth; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Shafer had seven children in all, with three of them preceding him in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, December 31, 1942

Mrs. Walt BRUBAKER today received word of the death of her uncle, Robert GROVE, 89, of Chicago. Mr. Grove died Christmas night of complications. He had been in poor health for a number of years.
The deceased was born near Talma and spent most of his life in Chicago. His wife Lou WAUGH GROVE, preceded him in death. Mr. Grove was a carpenter by occupation.
One daughter survives. Oliver [GROVE] and Arch GROVE, of this city, are nephews of the deceased.
The body was cremated on Monday, December 28th, in Chicago. The remains will be brought to Rochester where the ashes will be deposited in the Odd Fellows cemetery. More complete funeral arrangements are not complete.

U. A. LEITER left this afternoon for St. Louis, where he was called on account of the death of his grandson, Robert LEITER, aged 5, which occurred early today. The little boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert LEITER, of St. Louis, former residents of this city.