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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1950

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1950

Tuesday, January 3, 1950

Orpha Faye Shipley
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Orpha Faye SHIPLEY, 61, of near Kewanna, who died in an automobile Saturday while enroute to Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiated and burial was made in the Akron cemetery. Mrs. Shipley, a life-long resident of Fulton county, is survived by her husband, Vern SHIPLEY; two brothers, Fred and Jennings GRUBE, of Kewanna, and a half-sister, Mrs. Esther GREENWALD, South Gate, Calif.

Lora M. Rupe
Mrs. Lora M. RUPE, 78, of Argos, passed away Monday evening in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following a four weeks illness from complications. Mrs. Rupe has been a resident of Argos and vicinity throughout her entire life.
She was born Dec. 29, 1871 on a farm west of Argos. Her parents were William and Susan MILLER. In 1890 she was married to William Allen RUPE, who preceded her in death in 1930. Mrs. Rupe was a member of the Argos Church of God.
Surviving are a brother, Charles S. MILLER, Battle Creek, Mich.; and three nephews, William T. MILLER, Walkerton, David C. MILLER, Brook, Ind. and Robert W. MILLER, Battle Creek.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Alvin ROPP, Plymouth assisted by Rev. Mrs. Virginia PLETCHER, Plymouth will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be in the Maple [Grove] cemetery, Argos. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Jack LeRoy Hittle
Funeral services for Jack LeRoy HITTLE, four-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John HITTLE, Richland township, were held at 10 a.m. today at the Foster funeral home.
The Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER officiated and burial was made at Richland Center. The child died at 9 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.

Etta Baker
Mrs. Etta BAKER, 65, former resident of the Green Oak neighborhood, died at noon Sunday in Beloit, Wis., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn ZARTMAN. Death was due to a heart attack suffered about three weeks prior to her passing. She had been in ill health for several months, however.
Etta [WALLACE], daughter of James and Barbara WALLACE was born in Wallace, Neb., on Dec. 6, 1884. Most of her life had been spent in the Argos and Green Oak communities.
Twice married, both her first and second husbands, Wilbur PETTY and Jacob BAKER, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving with the daughter are a son, Darwin PETTY, Hayward, Wis.; three grandchildren and six brothers, Albertus and Earl [WALLACE], South Bend; Frank, Gilbert and Glen [WALLACE], Plymouth, and Harry [WALLACE], Argos.
The body was returned to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton this afternoon. Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Macy Christian church by the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR of Tipton. Burial will be made in the Argos cemetery. The body will be taken to the church Wednesday at 12:30 to lie in state.

Estella W. Working
Mrs. [Estella] "Stella" W. WORKING, 65, widow of Peter WORKING, was found dead at her home in Kewanna Sunday afternoon. Death, according to Coroner Dr. Dean STINSON, was due to coronary embolism.
Mrs. Working, who lived alone, had been dead for several hours when found by neighbors Sunday. She was [Estella W. PINGLEY] the daughter of Solomon and Lavina PINGLEY and was born in Carroll county Oct. 8, 1885. On August 23, 1908 she married Peter Working, who passed away in 1946.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Betty DORTON, of Fort Wayne; two sons, Lester D. [WORKING], of Niles, Mich.; Edward [WORKING], of Jackson, Mich.; eight grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Jessie GALE, of Anaconda, Mont.; Mrs. Effie HENDRICKSON, of Fargo, N.D.; Mrs. Clara KNARR, Logansport; one brother, Ira PINGLEY, of Logansport.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where friends may call. Funeral rites will be from the funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Henry BULGER in charge. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, January 4, 1950

Sommers Infant
A baby boy, born to Arnold and Barbara (RHINEHART) SOMMERS, Kewanna, died Tuesday evening at Woodlawn hospital shortly after birth.
Survivors include the parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles RHINEHART, Rochester, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam SOMMERS, Grass Creek.
Services were held at 3:15 p.m. today at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The Rev. Thomas LUKE, Rochester, officiated and burial was made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Howard H. Hood
Howard H. HOOD, 78, well-known citizen of this community, passed away 6 a.m. today at his farm home in the Mt. Zion neighborhood southeast of this city. He had been in failing health for the past four months. Mr. Hood, who always took an active interest in the civic and political affairs of the county, had a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.
He was born in 1871 at Edinburg, Indiana, the son of John and Rebecca HOOD. He had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity for over 46 years. In 1906 he was married to Minnie ZIMMERMAN in a ceremony solemnized at Niles, Michigan. In his earlier years he was a cigar manufacturer and later a farmer. Mr. Hood was a member of the Christian Church and the Rochester Masonic Order.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. J. B. ROYNON, Chicago; Mrs. Robert Van DUYNE and Mrs. C. R. OREN, both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Grand COTTLE, Edinburg; a grandson, Richard OREN, this city, and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Services will be in charge of Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD who will be assisted by the Rochester Masonic Order. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, January 5, 1950

Earl Hardy
Earl HARDY, 48, a resident of the North Shore, Lake Manitou, passed away 7:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Death was attributed to pneumonia. He had been seriously ill for the last month. Mr. Hardy came here from Chicago several years ago to make his home with his mother, Mrs. Luther LATHROP.
Mr. Hardy was born in Chicago, Jan. 30, 1902. He was a carpenter and a member of the Rochester Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his mother, and his step-father, Luther LATHROP, owner of the Airport grocery, east of the city. His father, Alf HARDY and a brother, Fred HARDY preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral Home. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the Eden cemetery, Chicago. The body remains at the Foster Funeral Home.

Howard Hood
In the list of survivors of the late Howard HOOD, which appeared in Wednesday edition of The News-Sentinel, the name of a daughter, Miss Inez HOOD, of Indianapolis, was unintentionally omitted.

W. E. Ackert
W. E. ACKERT, 58, Kewanna furniture dealer, committed suicide Wednesday afternoon by placing a hose from the exhaust pipe of his car through a back window of the vehicle.
The body was discovered by Leonard CHEMNESS who was hunting in a woods four miles east of Winamac. Chamness notified Mrs. Elmer PETERS, a near-by resident, who, in turn, called Pulaski county Sheriff Hubert BOLLHAUVE.
Ackert, who was associated with Karl GAST, Inc., Akron, had been ill since last Thursday. He left home at 9 a.m. Wednesday with a statement that he would never return.
He apparently drove north on Road 17, to 14, then west to a point four miles east of Winamac, down a gravel road a quarter of a mile and into a woods.
He was found in the back seat of the car, reportedly with the hose in his mouth. The motor of the car had stopped running.
A Kewanna resident for nearly 20 years, and a native of Toronto, Canada, he is survived by the wife, Anna Mae [ACKERT]; a son, Carson [ACKERT]; a daughter, Delores [ACKERT]; and one grandson.
The body was first taken to a Winamac funeral home and later returned to the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna. Arrangements are pending.

Elnora Masterson
Mrs. Elnora MASTERSON, 78, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 428 1/2 Main Street. She had been in bad health two years and seriously ill one day.
Born Nov. 2, 1871, at Macy, she lived here her entire life. The daughter of B. O. and Sarah JOHNSON, she was married in 1896 to James MASTERSON.
She was a member of the Townsend club and the Baptist church.
Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Russell PONTIOUS, Akron; a son, Harold [MASTERSON], Rochester; one granddaughter and three grandsons.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lydia Eckman
Mrs. Lydia ECKMAN, 74, died at the county home at 7 a.m. today. She had been ill since Monday.
A native of Illinois, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George S. STERCHI, moving to the Akron community 15 years ago.
Survivors include five step-children, Mrs. Harry SHAFFER, Rochester; Mrs. Mabel GAGNON, Laketon; Fred ECKMAN, Urbana; Clarence [ECKMAN], Wabash and Josephine BRUN, Wabash; a brother, David WEISE, Milwaukee, and twelve grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, will officiate and burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery, four miles [southeast] of Akron.

Friday, January 6, 1950

Will Alvin Sutton
Will Alvin SUTTON, 62, of Pulaski county died Thursday at Appleton City, Missouri.
Mr. Sutton was the son of John and Margaret SUTTON and was born near Star City, Ind.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Eldo [SUTTON], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer GREEN and Mrs Orvil DAVIS, both of Appleton City, Mo.; a brother, Elmer SUTTON, of Rochester, who was with him at his death; a half-brother and three half-sisters.

W. E. Ackert
Final rites for W. E. ACKERT, 58, Kewanna, who committed suicide Wednesday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.
The Rev. W. C. EVERS will officiate and burial will be made in the Shaffer cemetery. The body remains at the funeral home.
A native of London, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Ackert was born July 17, 1891, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley ACKERT.
He is survived by his wife, the former Anna May HEMINGER of Kewanna; one son, Carson [ACKERT]; and a daughter, Delores HAMILTON, both of South Bend; one grandson and two brothers, Eric and Gordon [ACKERT], Ingersoll, Ontario.

Minnie K. Eytcheson
Mrs. Minnie K. EYTCHESON, 58, passed away 6 a.m. today at her home at the south edge of Fulton. Mrs. Eytcheson had many friends throughout the southern sections of Fulton county where she had resided all of her life.
She was born in Union township on September 16, 1891, the daughter of James H. and Edith (HUDKINS) BRUCE. On December 25, 1913 she was maried to Ralph EYTCHESON at Kewanna. Mrs. Eytcheson was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband; a son, Donald [EYTCHESON], of Fulton; a daughter Bonnie ZIMPLEMAN; three grandchildren, Jerry and Jane Ann EYTCHESON and Gene ZIMPLEMAN; two brothers, Lloyd and Irvin BRUCE, of Lucerne and two half-sisters, Jessie LOUDEN, of Kewanna and Jennie MILLER, of Rochester. A son preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, assisted by Rev. Robert PRINZING will officiate. The body will be removed from the Ditmire Funeral home to the residence on Saturday morning.

Saturday, January 7, 1950

Alfretta Neff
Mrs. Alfretta NEFF, 81, died at 3:40 a.m. today at the home of her son, Clyde NEFF, about 3 1/2 miles southwest of Rochester. She had been ill several months.
Born May 23, 1868, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Aaron and Catherine BEERY and lived here her entire life. In 1889, in this county, she was married to Thomas F. NEFF, who preceded her in death 13 years ago.
A member of the Burton Methodist church, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Albert SMITH and Mrs. Hugh WILSON, Kewanna, and two sons, Dean NEFF, Rochester, and Clyde NEFF.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home this evening to the Clyde Neff residence, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Dale BRUBAKER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Anna Marie Spaid
Mrs. Anna Marie SPAID passed away at 4:30 a.m. today at her home, one mile southeast of Rochester. Bedfast for the past seven months, she was 94 years old.
Born Feb. 24, 1856, near Wooster, Ohio, she was the daughter of Benjamin I. and Margaret BRUCE LOWE. She was married Dec. 9, 1880 at Wooster to John P. SPAID and moved to her residence southeast of Rochester the following year. Her husband preceded her in death in 1932.
A member of the Presbyterian church, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Herman MILLER, Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Anna MURPHY, Monon and Mrs. Katheryn MURPHY, Rochester; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bruce LOWE, Rochester; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral Home. The Rev. Dale BRUBAKER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The body will be removed to the residence at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, January 9, 1950

[no obits]

Tuesday, January 10, 1950

Stanley F. Stinson
Dr. A. E. STINSON received word Monday of the death of his cousin, Stanley F. STINSON, which occurred early yesterday in Brownsville, Texas. The message stated that Mr. Stinson had been ill for only three days. He has been a resident of Midland, Texas, for the past 17 years where he was associated with the Humbolt Oil Co.
Mr. Stinson, who was 65 years old, was the son of William and Almeda (DAVIDSON) STINSON. He was reared on a farm near Athens and left this commnity 43 years ago and made his home in Colorado for a nmber of years.
He is survived by his wife; three brothers, and a sister. Rites are to be held at Midland, Texas.

Keith Lamoine Click
Keith Lamoine [CLICK], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. CLICK, route 1, Macy, died at Woodlawn hospital at 12:25 a.m. today, soon after birth.
The baby is survived by the parents; a brother and three sisters, Doyne, Shelbie, Eunice and Joyce [CLICK], all at home.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. this afternoon at the Green Lawn cemetery, Mexico. Rev. Austin GOBLE, of Denver, was in charge of the rites.

Marilyn Kinley
Marilyn KINLEY, infant daughter of Doyle and Maxine WALTERS KINLEY, Route 1, Kewanna, died at 6 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital.
Survivors include the parents; a brother, Terry [KINLEY]; a sister, Pamela [KINLEY], both at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma WALTERS, Perrysburg; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred KINLEY, Route 2, Kewanna.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Westlawn cemetery, Denver. The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, of Denver, will officiate.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. tonight at McCaine funeral home, Denver.

Wednesday, January 11, 1950

John T. Montgomery
Funeral services were scheduled in Stillwell, Oklahoma, today for John T. MONTGOMERY, a native of Fulton county who died at his home there Monday, following a two-year illness. He had been confined in his home for months.
Born Feb. 26, 1878, in Newcastle township, he was the son of Francis C. and Elizabeth [ELLIS] MONTGOMERY. He grew up here and was graduated from Rochester high school in 1896.
He later attended college at Terre Haute, Indiana University and was graduated from Purdue University in 1914. He received his masters degree at the State University of Idaho.
He taught school in Newcastle township, Rochester city schools and Bloomington high school for several years before entering government service in 1922, serving 26 years as a livestock inspector in the Indian service.
Survivors include the wife, Harriet [MONTGOMERY], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Frances DUFFIN, and a granddaugter, Patty DUFFIN, Wakefield, Michigan; a son, John Frank [MONTGOMERY], Moscow, Idaho; a foster son, Chas. WILSON, Stillwell; three sisters, Miss Belle MONTGOMERY and Mrs. Maude EMMONS, Rochester, and Mrs. Frances CLARK, Marion, Ohio. A daughter preceded him in death.
He visited Rochester intermittently and had many friends in this community.

Charity E. Rippey
Mrs. Charity E. RIPPEY, 78, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harriet BOGGS, 215 E. Walnut Street, Argos. Death ws attributed to a heart attack. She had been ill six weeks.
Born May 30, 1871, in Coffeyville, Kansas, she moved to Argos 18 years ago from South Bend. She was the daughter of Joel and Sylvia LONG and in 1902 at Leesburg was married to Charlie E. RIPPEY.
A member of the Methodist church and OES at Warren, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Boggs and Mrs. Charlotte STITT, South Bend; a brother, Gates LONG, Summitville; two grandchildren, William and Carol STITT.
The body was removed to the Grossman funeral home, Argos where friends may call. Services will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m., Friday. The Rev. Thomas LUKE, Rochester, will officiate and burial will be in the Leesburg cemetery.

Aura Minnie McCarter
Funeral rites for Mrs. Aura Minnie McCARTER, 85, of Peru, widow of Melvin J. McCARTER will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Allen Funeral Home, Peru, and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.
The McCarters were former residents of Macy and had many friends throughout both Miami and Fulton Counties.
Her death occurred Monday night at the Dukes Hospital, in Peru. She had been seriously ill for the past six weeks.
Mrs. McCarter was born [Aura Minnie MILLER] in Fulton county on Sept. 6, 1864, the daughter of Jacob R. and Louisa ALSPACH MILLER. Her husband preceded in death on December 29, 1931.
Survivors are a daughter, Miss Gertrude McCARTER, and a son, Max [McCARTER], of Peru; a sister, Mrs. F. MAYER, of Toledo, O.; a foster brother, Melvin BERRY, of Chicago; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Harry Mackey
Meritt and Joe MACKEY, of this city, have received word of the death of their cousin, Harry MACKEY, which occurred Wednesday morning at Pierceton, Ind.
Mr. Mackey resided here a number of years ago and has many friends and a number of relatives in this county. Funeral services were not announced.

Thursday, January 12, 1950

Lawrence Heath
Mrs. Marjorie HALSTEAD, Rochester, Wednesday afternoon, received news of the death of her brother-in-law, Lawrence HEATH, who passed away in Bloomington, Ill., earlier in the day.
A veteran of World War II, Heath had spent considerable time in veterans hospitals. He was 43 years old.
Survivors include the wife, Beatrice [HEATH], and Mrs. Halstead.
Mr. and Mrs. Halstead left today for Bloomington. Services have been scheduled for Saturday.

Friday, January 13, 1950

Ray Barmes
Ray BARMES, 57, well-known farmer and printer, residing three miles west of this city passed away at 1:40 p.m. today at the Billings Hospital, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mr. Barmes' death was attributed to carcinoma. He had been in ill health for the past seven weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Barmes came to Rochester from Chicago five years ago and purchased a farm west of this city. For the past few years he was employed in the job printing department of the Barnhart-Van Trump Co. While in Chicago Mr. Barmes owned and operated a job printing plant. He is a member of the Woodlawn Park Masonic Lodge No. 841, Chicago.
Survivors are his wife and father, John Henry BARMES, both of near Rochester, and a brother and four sisters.
The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home tonight. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Alen K. Reichard
Fulton county's oldest citizen, [Alen] K. REICHARD, aged 98, one month and 11 days, passed away 4:30 a.m. today at the home of his son, Omer REICHARD, three miles southwest of Leiters Ford. Mr. Reichard suffered a stroke about a week ago and failed to rally. He had been a resident of Fulton county since 1873 coming here from Wabash County, Ind.
Previous to his last illness he was enjoying fairly good health and was able to take a most active part in his last birthday anniversary observance which was held at the home of his son.
He was born December 2, 1851 in Darke County, Ohio. On November 18, 1885 he was married to Catherine McCOMBS at Royal Center, Ind. He followed the occupation of farming until his retirement several years ago.
Mr. Reichard was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, the I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 618 of Leiters Ford and the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Encampment No. 151.
Survivors are two sons, Omer E. REICHARD and Paul C. REICHARD, route 1, Kewanna; four grandsons; four great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Sharon church with the Rev. George VANCE of Leiters Ford officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery, near Leiters Ford.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to the Omer Reichard residence Saturday morning, where friends may call.

Saturday, January 14, 1950

William F. Beineke
William F. BEINEKE, 71, died at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. Ill six weeks, he resided three miles southwest of Twelve Mile and was well-known among Fulton county farmers.
Born May 24, 1878, in Allen county, he was the son of Frederick and Sophia BEINEKE. On June 1, 1904, he was married to Louise PETERS, who preceded him in death in 1934.
Survivors include two daughters, Mildred GREEN, Twelve Mile, and Marie ABSHIRE, LaCross; four grandchildren; and two brothers, John and Charles [BEINEKE], Decatur.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Bethlehem Methodist church, of which he was a member. The Rev. Robert WILBURN will officiate and burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.
The body will be taken to the residence today from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.

Aaron Ray Barmes
Funeral services for Aaron Ray BARMES route 6, Rochester, who died Friday afternoon at the Billings Hospital Indianapolis will be held Monday 10:30 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY will be in charge of the services and the Rochester Masonic Order will assist in the rites.
Mr. Barmes was born July 3, 1892 at Hope, Ind., the son of John Henry and Anna (EVERROAD) BARMES. He came here from Chicago in February 1945. On March 22, 1936, he was married to Hattie MIKELONIS at Hope, Ind.
Mr. Barmes owned a printing shop in south Chicago which he operated for several years before moving to this city. While here he engaged in farming and also was an employee of Barnhart-Van Trump Co. He was a member of the Woodlawn Park Masonic Lodge No. 841 of Chicago and was a veteran of World War I serving in the U. S. Navy.
Surviving are his wife and father, both of near Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Clara WILSON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Carrie WHITE, Hartsville, Ind.; Mrs. Dessie KANOUSE, Hope, Ind.; Mrs. Margaret O'BRIEN, New York City; a brother, Edward BARMES, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.
The body will be at the funeral home where friends may call from Saturday evening until the hour of the service. Burial will be made in the Calvary cemetery, Gary, Ind.

Fred Rahfield
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ZINK received word of the death of Mr. Zink's brother-in-law, Fred RAHFIELD, of LaPorte, who died Friday night of a heart attack. Funderal arrangements are incomplete. He is formerly of Rochester. Mrs. Rahfield was formerly Miss Bella ZINK.

Monday, January 16, 1950

Reuben Harrison
Rochester relatives received word this afternoon of the death of Reuben HARRISON, which occurred at one p.m. today at Peru. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Allen funeral home, Peru. Mrs. Harrison, who survives was formerly Mary WILDER, of this city.


James M. Weasner
James M. WEASNER, 69, Fulton county native, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Nursing Home. He had been ill 18 months.
Born March 7, 1880, he was the son of David and Salina (MACKLIN) WEASNER, and lived at his farm home, four miles south of Kewanna, until he entered the nursing home.
Survivors include the wife, Mary (Hazel) [WEASNER], at home; two step-daughters, Theresa and Mary WALSH, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Ada HERSHEY, Gary, and Mrs. Kate CHANDLER, Columbus, Ohio; and a brother, William F. 

WEASNER, Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna, of which he was a member. The Rev. J. Edward HOLLAND will officiate and burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery.
Friends may call at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna.

Edna Faye Reed
Mrs Elson [Edna Faye] REED, 54, who resides northeast of Argos, passed away Saturday 9 p.m. at Woodlawn Hospital. She suffered a stroke three days prior to her death. She had been a resident of the Argos community throughout her entire life.
Edna Faye [SEYMOUR], daughter of William and Maude SEYMOUR was born July 6, 1895, near Inwood, Ind. On Dec. 24, 1918 she was married to Elson REED. Mrs. Reed was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Walnut.
Survivors are the husband; six children, Joan and Virginia, at home, Roy REED and Mrs. Mary GENSINGER, both of Argos; Mrs. Bettie HALL, of Bourbon; Mrs. Lucille JONES, of Cerrogordo, Ill., her mother, Mrs. William SEYMOUR, of South Bend; a brother, James SEYMOUR, of South Bend; five sisters, Mrs. Mary MARTIN and Mrs. Dorothy MINX, of South Bend; Mrs. Ilo LOHMAN, Mrs. Cecil HOLLAND and Miss Mable REED, all of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Walnut Church of the Brethren. Rev. LONG, of Union City will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut cemetery.
The body was removed from the Grossman funeral home, Argos to the Reed residence four and a half miles northeast of Argos where friends may call up until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Short prayer services will be held at the home before the body is taken to the church.

Grace Knowles
Final rites were planned at 2 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home for Mrs. Grace KNOWLES, former resident of this city and Kewanna, who died at 11 p.m. Friday at her home in Pittsburgh. She had been ill four years.
The Rev. William HUGHES officiated and burial was made in the Moon cemetery.
Born [Grace O'DAFFER] in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Edward and Leota BAILEY O'DAFFER. Her husband, Alfred J. KNOWLES, died in 1936. Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, January 17, 1950

Cora Emma Felder
Mrs. Cora Emma FELDER, 73, died Monday evening at 8:30 at her home in Kewanna. She had been found seriously ill in her home by neighbors Monday morning.
Born [Cora Emma BURGNER] Oct. 11, 1876, at Nappanee, she was the daughter of Phillip and Mary E. SHERER BURGNER. Her first marriage was to Oliver MOORE. Later she was married to Charles FELDER who died January 16, 1946.
She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Survivors are three daughters and one son, Mrs. Olive SNYDER, South Bend; Mrs. Douglas MARTIN, Logansport; Mrs. Charles HOTT of here; Carl FELDER, South Bend; five grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters, John E. BURGNER, South Bend; Roy [BURGNER], Bourbon; N. W. BURGNER, Deroit; Mrs. C. CRAIG, Bourbon; Mrs. Iva KINGLEY, Plymouth.
Final services will be at two o'clock Wednesday at the Kewanna Methodist church with Rev. W. E. EVERS officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will be taken Tuesday evening from the Harrison funeral home to the Felder residence where friends may call.

Don Metzger
Dr. E. V. HERENDEEN left Monday for Chico, Calif., where he was called on account of the death of his cousin, Don METZGER, 48. Mr. Metzger, former resident of Silver Lake, Ind., was killed in a crash of his Bonanza Beechcraft plane Saturday evening. Details of the accident were not available, however Mr. Metzger, who is in the construction business in Los Angeles, had had years of experience as a pilot.
He visited with the Herendeens in this city last summer. At that time he flew Miss Lois HERENDEEN home after she had visited with Mr. Metzger and his mother at Chico.
Survivors are his mother and a son, 17. His wife preceded him in death.

Martha Love
Mrs. Martha LOVE, 95, passed away 2 p.m. Monday at the home of her son, Herschel LOVE, of Macy. She had been in ill health for over a year. Mrs. Love had been a resident of the Pleasant Hill community since 1872. She moved to that community from Green County, Indiana, in a covered wagon.
Mrs. Love was born Feb. 4, 1864 in Wayne county, Ohio, the daughter of Conrad and Rachel WHITCOMB. On February 17, 1881 she was married to Samuel LOVE, who died in 1901. Mrs. Love was a member of the Akron Methodist church. She was the last member of a family of six children.
Surviving are the son, Herschel, at Macy; a daughter, Mrs. Vera SCHUMAN, of Auburn, Ind.; two grandchildren and three [great]-grandchildren. A son, Roscoe preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, January 18, 1950

E. E. Kreachbaum
Mrs. Ernest BAXTER has received word of the death of her father, E. E. KREACHBAUM, who died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday evening in Fort Wayne. He was around 75 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter are spending the day in Fort Wayne. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon.

Thursday, January 19, 1950

Carol Lee McGriff
Carol Lee [McGRIFF], 21-month-old daughter of James and Emma McGRIFF, Niles, Mich. died 1:10 a.m. today in the St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka. The little child had been ill for four months suffering from Lukemia.
Survivors are her parents, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Parker McGRIFF of near Argos and Mr. and Mrs. John LIDECKER, of Niles, Mich. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, January 20, 1950

Mary Aubry McGarvey
John PASCHALL, of this city, has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mary Aubry McGARVEY, which occurred recently in Gardena, California, where she has resided since 1922.
Mrs. McGavey was the eldest daughter of Henry [H.] and [Rachel A. PASCHALL], and was born in Fulton county on October 22, 1870.
Survivors are one brother, John PASCHALL, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Gladys ALLEN, Cincinnati, and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters, two brothers and both of her husbands preceded her in death. Burial was made in the Gardena, Calif. cemetery.

Simon Albert Young
Simon Albert YOUNG, 83, died from a heart attack Thursday evening at the home of his daughter Mrs. Fred PLANTZ, southwest of Leiters Ford. He had been in failing health for the past several weeks. Mr. Young had many friends throughout both Fulton and Pulaski counties.
He was born in Ohio on July 9, 1866. He moved to Adams county, Ind. with his parents when but 12 years of age. Later he moved to Monterey and then to Aubbeenaubbee township. Mr. Young was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dessie PLANTZ, of near Leiters Ford; Mrs. Wilma ZECHIEL, of Culver; three sons, Clarence [YOUNG] of Wayne, Mich.; Everett [YOUNG], of Leiters Ford; Cecil [YOUNG], of Indianapolis; twenty grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2:30 at the Monterey Methodist church, with the Rev. Harley DAVIS, of Ft. Wayne officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery. The body will be removed from the Easterday Funeral Home, Culver to the Fred Plantz residence four miles southwest of Leiters, Saturday at 2 p.m. where friends may call.

Saturday, January 21, 1950

Pearl Emmons
Mrs. Pearl EMMONS, 74, Kewanna, widow of Charles EMMONS, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nellie LISEY, at 3 o'clock Friday after a few hours illness.
Born [Pearl NORRIS] near Rochester January 6, 1876, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth HUMMEL NORRIS. She was a resident of Kewanna vicinity 40 years and a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Her husband died in June,1945. Surviving children are, Mrs. Nellie LISEY and Chester EMMONS, Kewanna; William [EMMONS], Leiters Ford; Harold [EMMONS], Detroit; Mrs. Maude DILLAN, Mrs. Anna Belle DREW, Donald, Carl, Robert [EMMONS], all of South Bend. Five children preceded her in death. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank NORRIS, Kankakee.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home where friends may call after noon today. Final rites will be Sunday at two o'clock at the funeral home. Reverend Henry BULGER will officiate and burial will be in Reichter cemetery, Talma.

Mary Susanna Gregory
Mrs. Mary Susanna GREGORY, 84, 1212 College Avenue, died at 8 p.m. Friday at the St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient for eight days. She had been ill since Dec. 12, 1949.
Born [Mary Susanna DURKES] March 7, 1865, in Rochester, she lived in this community her entire life. In 1886 she was married to John R. GREGORY, who preceded her in death in 1931. Mrs. Gregory was the daughter of Henry and Sarah (GUGLE) DURKES. She was a housewife and a member of the Trinity EUB church.
Survivors include a son, Albert [GREGORY], South Bend; two brothers, Frank DURKES, Rochester, and Henry K. DURKES, Battle Creek, Mich., and a foster-son, Elliott YOUNG, South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Trinity EUB church. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Rev. Gubi will be assisted by the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS, South Bend, formerly of Rochester.
Friends my call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

Monday, January 23, 1950

George Brewer
George BREWER, 86-year-old Richland Township farmer, committed suicide about 7 a.m. today by shooting himself in the head twice with a .22 caliber pistol. He had been ill four months.
A Fulton county resident for the past 40 years, he was the son of Jesse and Elizabeth BREWER. In 1925, at Delphi, he was first married to Irene BROOKBANK, and later to Lora PETLOW. A member of the Christian Church at Hickory Grove in Carroll county, he is survived by the wife and a brother, Francis [BREWER], Delphi. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral home. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and a second service will be held at the Patrick funeral home, Delphi, later in the day. Burial will be in the Pittsburg, Ind. cemetery.
Relatives requested this afternoon that no flowers be sent.

Charles F. Krieghbaum
Rochester friends were stunned early today when the news of the death of Charles F. KRIEGHBAM became known. Mr. Krieghbaum died suddenly at 10:15 Sunday night at his home on the southeast shore of Lake Manitou. His death which was attributed to a heart attack came almost instantly.
He had been in ill health from a heart ailment for the past three years, however, previous to this fatal seizure he had been enjoying fairly good health.
For several years Mr. Krieghbaum had been owner and operator of a movie theatre business and only last year he sold the Arc Theatre at Lafayette and retired, due to his failing health. He was engaged in the motion picture business in this city from 1922 to 1935, during which time he owned the Paramount theatre and was a co-partner with his brother Lisle KRIEGHBAUM in the Char-Bell theatre. He sold out his interests here in 1935 at which time he moved to Lafayette.
Charles Folk [KRIEGHBAUM], son of Ivo and Clara (FOLK) KRIEGHBAUM was born July 21, 1896 at South Bend. He was married May 21, 1916 to Mattie WALTERS at North Manchester, Ind. He moved to Rochester in 1922 from Leiters Ford and in 1925 he took up his residency in Lafayette returning back to this city in 1949.
Mr. Krieghbaum was a member of the Lafayette Presbyterian church, the Masonic Order of Kewanna, Ind.; the Elks Lodge of Lafayette and the Loyal Order of Moose, of this city.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Paul H. PRUETT, of Lafayette; two brothers, Lisle H. KRIEGHBAUM, of this city; I. M. "Kelly" KRIEGHBAUM, of Lahabra, Calif., two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence, Lake Manitou. Rev. Dale BRUBAKER, pastor of the Rochester Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body will be returned from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday 1:30 p.m. where friends may call.

Mervin O. True
Word has been received here by friends of the recent death of Mervin O. TRUE which occurred at his home in Hayward, Calif.
Mr. True, who was 60 years old was born in Fulton county, the son of Melvin and Martha WALTERS TRUE. As a youth he went to Colorado, during the gold mining "boom" days, where he and his wife operated the Gold King Hotel. In 1911 the hotel was demolished by an avalanche of rock and snow and his wife and six guests lost their lives in that disaster.
For the past score of years Mr. True has resided in California, where he and his second wife operated an antique store.
He is survived by his wife and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle McCOY, of this city and several nieces and nephews. Mr. True visited Rochester relatives and friends about 4 years ago which was his first visit here in 45 years.

Bessie Martin Bibler
Mrs. Bessie MARTIN BIBLER, believed to be about 65 years old, died at her home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Sunday evening. A former Rochester resident, she had been ill two months.
A native of Denver, she was the daughter of John and Mary MARTIN and formerly resided in Peru. About 1916, she was married to Albert E. BIBLER.
A member of the Moose Auxiliary and Christian Church at Peru she is survived by the husband; two step-daughters, Mrs. Jack WRIGHT, Rochester, and Mrs. Ford JOHNSON, Akron; a step-son, Dale BIBLER, Ft. Lauderdale; a brother, Charles MARTIN, Peru; and three sisters, Mrs. Pearl CORNELL, Fulton, Mrs. Linnie MEDULAM, Cedar Rapids, Ia., and Mrs. H. FRIEND, Grand Rapids, Mich.
The body will arrive at the Foster Funeral Home Tuesday evening. Funeral arrangements are pending, but burial will be in the Mexico cemetery.

Tuesday, January 24, 1950

F. E. Stevens
Final rites for F. E. STEVENS, 43, Peru, son of Mrs. Glen CLEVELAND, Rochester, were scheduled for 2 p.m. this afternoon at the Brookman funeral home, Peru. Burial was made in the Catholic cemetery.
Stevens died Saturday night at Dukes hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill several years.

Samuel L. Rohrer
Samuel L. ROHRER, 60, died suddenly at his home, 619 East Eighth steet, at 1 p.m. Monday. Mr. Rohrer had not been in good health but the death was unexpected. He was a retired Illinois Central employe, moving here from Homewood, Ill., six years ago.
The deceased was born August 16, 1889, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew ROHRER. He was a veteran of [World] War I and a member of the American Legion; a member of the Masonic Lodge and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
Surviving are three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Lydia CUNNINGHAM, Edwardsville, Ill; Mrs. Flora CRAWFORD, Alton, Ill.; Mrs. Tillie SHERPLNAUF, Cartersville, Ill., and John and Frank ROHRER, Cartersville.
A short funeral service will be held at the Foster Funeral Home at noon Wednesday, with the Rev. William HUGHES officiating. The body will be taken to Homewood, Ill., Thursday morning where another service will be held at the Cord's Funeral Home there. Burial will be in the Homewood cemetery.

Mrs. William Neff
Mrs. Amos SANDERS has received word that her sister-in-law, Mrs. William NEFF, Seattle, Wash., passed away at a Seattle hospital Monday evening.
The Neffs were former residents of Rochester and were well-known here. They moved West about 40 years ago but have visited here several times. Burial will be in Seattle.

Wednesday, January 25, 1950

George Nickels
Mrs. Bert COLE rceived word today that George NICKELS, former service station operator here, had passed away in Dallas, Texas. He was about 48 years old.
Survivors include a son, Jack [NICKELS], and his wife, the former Ethel JOHNSON of this community. Both are in Dallas.
Edward Ernest Plummer
Funeral services for Edward Ernest "Scotty" PLUMMER, 64, Logansport, former Grass Creek resident, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna.
The Rev. W. R. SALE will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there. The body will be taken to the home of his son, Blake PLUMMER, Kewanna, this evening and remain there until Thursday morning when it will be returned to the funeral home.
Death, which occurred Tuesday, was attributed to a heart attack.
He had complained of indigestion pains when he went to work Monday evening. Dr. M. B. STEWART, coroner, said that the man died immediately of natural causes from a coronary ailment, and that there would be no public inquest.
Born April 27, 1885, in England, he has been employed here for many years. For a number of years he worked for the Kiddie Knead bakery, Logansport.
Survivors are three sons and one daughter, Blake PLUMMER, Kewanna; Jack [PLUMMER], Squilax, British Columbia; David [PLUMMER], Battleford, Canada; Mrs. Michael TOCCO, Logansport.
The deceased served for a short time on the Logansport police department about 25 years ago. Before coming here, he was in the British navy and being an excellent swimmer, at one time had made plans to try to swim the English channel, but the navy refused him permission.

Thursday, January 26, 1950

Sarah Edith McIntire
Mrs. Sarah Edith McINTIRE, 64, wallpaper clerk at the Boston Store for the past six years, passed away Wednesday night at her home, 626 1/2 Main street. Her death was sudden.
Born [Sarah Edith MILLER] Sept. 18, 1885, in Fulton County, she was the daughter of Charles and Lillie MILLER. In 1908 she was married to Leroy Wilber McINTIRE and lived in Kenton, Ohio for some time, moving back here about 10 years ago.
A member of the Athens E.U.B. church, she is survived by her mother with whom she lived; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis BOOCHER, Rochester and Mrs. Jack OLMSTED, Raymond, Wash; three sons, Arthur [McINTIRE], Hebron, Charles [McINTIRE], Lorraine, Ohio, and Robert [McINTIRE], of Brewster, Ohio; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Florence MILLER, Mishawaka; and three brothers, Omer [MILLER], Rochester, Otto [MILLER], Montpelier, and Robert [MILLER].
The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home. Services are pending.

Friday, January 27, 1950

Sarah McIntire
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah McINTIRE will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Athens E. U. B. church.
The Rev. George CRANE, assisted by the Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY, will officiate, and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. The body will be moved to the residence this afternoon from the Foster funeral home.
Short services will be held at the residence at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Charles F. Krieghbaum
A large number of out-of-town friends and relatives of the late Charles F. KRIEGHBAUM attended his funeral services here Wednesday afternoon. These included:
Mr. and Mrs. William HINTZ, Ralph WELLS, Mrs. Ruth BAER, Mrs. Earl WELLS, Mrs. Hirman KREIGHBAUM, Mrs. T. P. MADERNICK, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. WELLS, Mrs. Hazel WILLIAMS, Mrs. Florence WILLS, Miss Pearl BROWN, Mr. and Mrs. Howard FOLK, and Walter MANGUS, all of South Bend.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. KIRPATRICK, Frank CUPPY, James REIFERS, Don BRAND, Charles B. KEMMER, M. A. LAWSON, William RYAN, Mr. and Mrs. Charles THUNE, Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. RITCHIE, Mrs. E. K. BRUBAKER, John DINSMORE, John SHEEHAN, James LOFTUS, and Paul BUTZ, of Lafayette.
Mrs. Grace COLTER, LaPorte; Mrs. R. S. McCORD, Logansport; Mrs. L. A. KAHN, Chicago; Mabel HARTER, DesMoines, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Everett HOESEL, Culver; Mrs. Charley SHAFER, Plmouth; Irvin WALTERS, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Charles WYLAND, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh H. CAMPBELL, Leiters Ford; Mr. L. J. YODER, Rev. R. H. MILLER, Carl WHOLE, Mrs. Roy JUDY and Miss Mary Kathryn JUDY, and Ralph JUDY, North Manchester.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. WALL, Lebanon; Miss Wilma BALL, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Rose EWERT, Warsaw; Mr. and Mrs. Glen WALTER, Mr. and Mrs. Bill WALTER; Mr. and Mrs. Bob WALTER, and Mr. and Mrs. John WOLF.

George Carpenter
George CARPENTER, 80, retired Akron farmer, died at 8:50 a.m. today at the home of a son in South Bend.
Born June 18, 1869, in Henry township, he was the son of Benjamin and Eliza CARPENTER. On Oct. 27, 1892, he was married to Rezina CLYMER, who preceded him in death in October, 1949.
Survivors include the son, Forrest [CARPENTER], at South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl BUSHONG, Los Angeles; a brother, Elmore CARPENTER, Akron; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron. The Rev. R. FENSTERMACHER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Saturday, January 28, 1950

George Conn, Jr.
Logansport, Jan. 28. -- Violent death yesterday afternoon claimed the first highway victim of 1950 in Cass County.
George CONN, Jr., 52, Royal Center mail carrier on rural route one, was killed instantly at 1:30 o'clock when his car was strck by a truck at the entrance to his driveway. No one else was injured.
Thrown to the pavement by the impact, his car was knocked 70 feet and into the yard of the Harrison funeral home, across the highway 35 from his house near the south edge of Royal Center.
Driver of the truck was Edward L. GUNTER, 37, of Royal Center. He was returning from Indianapolis with an eight-ton load of fertilizer.

Monday, January 30, 1950

Henry E. Robbins
Final rites for Henry E. ROBBINS, 62, of East Rochester, will be held at 2 p.m.Tuesday in the Kennedy and Bramen funeral home at Knox wih the Rev. Cloyd KEISER, Plymouth, in charge. Burial will be made in Eagle Creek cemetery near Knox.
Mr. Robbins died Saturday of a heart attack in his car while driving to Knox. He was stricken five miles from his destination.
Born in Starke county, Ind., Feb. 6, 1887, he moved to Fulton county 27 years ago. He was engaged in farming near Kewanna until his retirement a few yeas ago when he moved to Rochester. He was married n 1909 to the former Edna REED, who survives.
Also surviving are five children, Clarence [ROBBINS], Kewanna; Norman [ROBBINS], Hamlet, Ind.; Mrs. Gertrude BOTE, Knox; Mrs. Ethel MENTZER, Culver; and Mrs. Lena PETERS, Rochester; one step-brother and three step-sisters.

Glen Kyger
Rochester friends were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Glen KYGER which occurred at his home 4:40 a.m. Sunday morning from a heart attack. Mr. Kyger, who is manager of The Boston Store shoe department, suffered a lighter attack last Wednesday. Prior to that time he was apparently enjoying his usual good health. He had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton, Marshall and Clinton counties. The Kyger home is located at 1612 So. Main street, this city.
Mr. Kyger came to Rochester in 1936 from Plymouth, where he had been manager of The Boston Store of that city over a period of 10 years. He resided at Frankfort, Ind. for a number of years; a city school in that city was erected and named in honor of his father, the late Samuel P. KYGER.
Glen L. [KYGER], son of Samuel P. and Zelda (THOMAS) KYGER was born February 12, 1883 at Frankfort, Ind. On Octoer 9, 1904 he was married to Ethel McCLINTOCK at Frankfort. He received his education in the Frankfort schools and was a graduate of Dr. Schell's School of Orthopedics.
Mr. Kyger ws a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the Woodmen of the World and for many years was a member of he I.O.O.F. and Knighs of Pythias lodges of Frankfort.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Roberta [KYGER] and Charles M. SHERIDAN, this city; a sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. T. G. SIMMONS, of Auburndale, Florida and two nieces, Mrs. L. J. SHARPE and Mrs. J. Crady DeBARRY, both of Auburndale, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, of Chesterton, Ind., formerly the Methodist ministr of Plymouth and Rochester, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Kyger will be kept at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, January 31, 1950

Albert Hisey
Albert Morland HISEY, more familiarly known to his friends as "Bert," passed away at 11 p.m. Monday night at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been removed earlier during the day. He had been ill for several months suffering from a diabetic condition. He had been a resident of this city for practically all of his life.
Mr. Hisey served as game warden for the State of Indiana from 1910 to 1919 and in latter years was a guard at Longcliff (state hospital) until ill health forced his retirement.
Albert Morland, son of John and Nancy HISEY was born April 7, 1873 at Marysville, Ohio. He moved to this city with his parents when quite young. he was married to Pearl CARR, who preceded him in death in 1928. He was in business here with his father as well diggers for several years and at one time was manager of the old West Side Hotel, at Lake Manitou. Mr. Hisey was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, of this city.
He is survived by a few cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, with Rev. Harry BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry.

Kenneth Coughenour
Mrs. Edna ZELLERS and Mrs. Bert GILLESPIE of Kewanna and Herbert McKEE, Rochester, received a message early today of the sudden death of their nephew, Kenneth COUGHENOUR, 46, of South Bend.
Coughenour, a native of Kewanna, was killed when the semi he was driving was involved in an accident near Michigan City this morning.
The son of Charles and Nellie McKEE COUGHENOUR, he is survived by the wife, the former Edith SWANSON, Chicago a son and daughter; two sisters, Mrs. Joe BALL, Michigan City and Mrs. Donas BEYER, Mishawaka a half-sister, Mrs. Fred DAY, Mishawaka; and a brother, Phurl COUGHENOUR, South Bend.

Wednesday, February 1, 1950

Seth Hershel Taylor
Final services for Seth Hershel TAYLOR, 58, native of Akron, were scheduled today at two o'clock in the Riley funeral home, Warsaw.
He was found dead in his room at the Healthwin hospital, South Bend, Monday. The body was found hanged, and the coroner pronounced death a suicide.
In ill health for some time he was a former employe of the Dalton foundry and had lived in Warsaw about 31 years.
Born in Akron June 7, 1891, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary TAYLOR, of Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Catherine COPELAND, Betty Louise LIPPLEY, and a son, Robert Dean [TAYLOR], all of Warsaw. His wife, Alfretta [TAYLOR], died in 1944.
Final rites will be in charge of Rev. A. W. RANBE, with burial in the Oakwood cemetery, Warsaw.

Thursday, February 2, 1950

Charles Frederick Werner
Charles Frederick WERNER, 58, 1430 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, and a native of Fulton county, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Healthwin Hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. Ill since Dec. 8, death was attributed to tuberculosis and complications.
Born near Rochester April 6, 1911, he lived in Chicago for the past three years, driving a bus on the Chicago-Madison, Wis., route.
He was the son of Martin and Anna (KRATHWOHL) WERNER, a member of the Brotherhood Railroad Trainmen union, and a veteran of World War II. On Jan. 23, 1958, he was married to Ruby KILE at Kankakee, Ill.
Survivors include the wife, Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Talford RICHARDSON, Rochester, Miss Clara WERNER, Athens, Mrs. Russell OVERMYER, Mishawaka; and two brothers, Clarence WERNER, Rochester, and Lloyd WERNER, Peru.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home.

Friday, February 3, 1950

Samuel Edgar Hayes
Relatives here received word of the death of Samuel Edgar "Ned" HAYES, 59, of Marion which occurred in the Marion General hospital Wednesday, Jan. 25, following an illness of 19 months. Mrs. Hayes was the former Miss Mable DRAKE of this city.
Hayes was born in Grant county and was a traveling salesman for the Lindley Box and Paper Company of Marion for 25 years. Fulton county was in his territory.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Methodist church and of the Acacia fraternity. Last rites were held Saturday Jan. 28 in Marion with burial there.
Survivors include the widow and two children, James and Nancy [HAYES]; two brothers, John W. [HAYES], Converse and George O. [HAYES], Cleveland, Ohio and two sisters, Mrs. Frank BOLLER, Marion and Mrs. Clifford BLACK, Wabash.

Saturday, February 4, 1950

Lodina Iverson
Relatives here received word of the death Thursday of Mrs. Lodina IVERSON, 81, of Los Angeles, Calif. She is the mother of Mrs. Joseph O. AULT, formerly of this city, who with Mr. Ault has spent the past four years with her. Burial will be in Los Angeles.

Monday, February 6, 1950

Charles Frederick Werner
Out-of-town relatives that attended the funeral of Charles Frederick WERNER Saturday afternoon are as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. William LANGE, Mr. and Mrs. Ed KILE, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer PAULSEN, Mr. and Mrs. Dallis MADISON, Momence, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. KILE, DesMoines, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn KIZER, Mr. and Mrs. Dean OVERMYER, Mr. and Mrs. John OVERMYER, Mr. and Mrs. Russell OVERMYER and daughter, Pat, Mr. and Mrs. ACKENHEUFEN and daughters, all of Mishawaka; Mr. and Mrs. Carl KRATHWOHL, South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Loyd WERNER, Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Homer KRATHWOHL, Bremen; Mr. and Mrs. H. M. BRYANT, of Niles, Mich; Mr.and Mrs. Andrew WISE and John KRATHWOHL, Camden; Mrs. Helen LECKLITNER, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl KRATHWOHL, of South Bend.

Jenny Ball
Miss Jenny BALL, 85, who resided four miles north of Akron, will be buried in the Gast mausoleum at the Akron cemetery after funeral rites at 1:30 in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home there. The Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will be in charge.
Miss Ball died Saturday night at the Stansbury nursing home where she had been a patient since last July.
A lifelong resident of Fulton county, she was born June 1, 1864 the daughter of H. W. and Freela BALL. Surviving are one brother, Robert [BALL] of Indianapolis, and a sister, Freela EWIG, Texas.

Laura Virginia Kewney
Emily Von EHRENSTEIN received word today that her aunt, Mrs. Laura Virginia KEWNEY, Pittsburgh, Pa., had passed away. Burial was made this afternoon at Beallsville, Pa., her childhood home.
She was the widow of Frank KEWNEY and was 91 years of age. They resided in Michigan City for many years where Mr. Kewney was employed at the state penitentiary. They moved to Pennsylvania several years ago after he retired. Miss Von Ehrenstein had visited her aunt late last fall.

Alexander Grant Manning
Alexander Grant MANNING, 82, 303 E. 14th St., a Rochester resident for 48 years, died at 5:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. Seriously ill one week, he had been residing with his dauthter, Mrs. Dean NIGHTLINGER, Route 1.
He was born March 30, 1867, at Perrysville, and was first married in 1891 to Laura HESS. She passed away and in March, 1898, he was again married to Bertha DONOVAN.
His parents were Lawrence and Armilda MANNING and he was a member of the Fairmount, Ill. Methodist church.
Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Nightlinger; three grandsons, Harold and Clarence HURLEY and Harold NIGTLINGER, believed to be in Illinois; and a sister, Mrs. Jess GAUMER, Rochester. He was the sixth of 13 children. Two daughters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, February 7, 1950

[no obits]

Wednesday, February 8, 1950

Philip Hektor
Bruce Lake Station friends have received word of the recent death of Philip HEKTOR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HEKTOR, of Mishawaka. Philip was born July 15, 1949. Other survivors are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Axel HEKTOR of Bruce Lake and his grandmother, Mrs. Anna ZARTMAN, of Rochester.

Bowen R. Shaffer
Bowen R. SHAFFER, 71, well-known retired farmer, died suddenly at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night at his home, five miles southwest of Akron. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Shaffer was born on Nov. 7, 1878 the son of Joseph and Rebecca (EVANS) SHAFFER. On May 15, 1900 in Washington, Kansas, he was married to Myrtle WORLEY. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of Akron.
Surviving are his wife; one son, James [SHAFFER], Charlestown, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie FULLER, Richland, Washington; three granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Friday morning in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call in the funeral home.

Thursday, February 9, 1950 to Friday, February 10, 1950

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Saturday, February 11, 1950

George Clifford House
George Clifford HOUSE, 91, a retired resident of Kewanna, died Friday afternoon at the Rochester Nursing Home where he had been a patient for the past 16 months. Mr. House was a retired C. & O. station agent and had many friends throughout Kewanna and vicinity.
He was born in Iowa on August 7, 1858. Mr. House was married to Lillian KELL on June 14, 1913 at Chicago. She passed away in 1941. He was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Survivors ar two sons, Leslie [HOUSE], Kewanna; Detan [HOUSE], of Rochester; two grandchildren; a brother, James [HOUSE], of Coatsville, Washington and a sister, Mrs. O. H. GILBERT, of Iowa Falls, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Harrison Chapel, Kewanna. Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery. The body is in the Harrison Funeral Home.

Cora Eldora Kochenderfer
Mrs. Harley [Cora Eldora] KOCHENDERFER, 69, wife of the former sheriff of Fulton county, passed away ten o'clock Friday evening at her home 630 1/2 Main street. Mrs. Kochenderfer suffered a stroke of paralysis three years ago and had been in failing health since that time. Her condition, however, did not become critical until about a week ago. She had a host of friends all throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Cora Eldora [ZOLMAN], daughter of John W. and Susan (HAIMBAUGH) ZOLMAN was born April 2, 1880 in Newcastle township, near Talma. Her entire life was spent in Rochester and vicinity. On January 11, 1901 she was married to Harley KOCHENDERFER at Rochester. Mrs. Kochenderfer was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church and was an active worker in that religious organization. She was also a member of the Onawa club.
Survivors are the husband, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Devane FELTS, of Rochester; three sons, Harold [KOCHENDERFER] of Wichita, Kas.; Kenneth [KOCHENDERFER], of Michigan City; Charles [KOCHENDERFER], of Rochester; two brothers, Dallas ZOLMAN, of South Bend, Willard ZOLMAN, of Warsaw and four grandchildren. A daughter, Hilda [KOCHENDERFER], perceded her mother in death in 1931.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call any time after noon Sunday.

Eva Rarrick
Mrs. Eva RARRICK, resident of near Leiters Ford for 30 years, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday night at the home of a niece, Mrs. Grover METZGER, 302 Indiana Avenue, Mishawaka. Ill a week, she was 83 years old.
She was born at Cromwell Oct. 24, 1866, the daughter of Lewis and Mary AIRGOOD and was married to Henry H. RARRICK. She spent the last 19 years with her niece at Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster Funeral Home. The Rev. George VANCE will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, February 13, 1950

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Tuesday, February 14, 1950

Bertha L. Thompson
Mrs. Bertha L. THOMPSON, 82, died Monday afternoon at the home of her son, Alva THOMPSON, four miles northwest of Argos. She had been criticllly ill for four days.
Mrs. Thompson was born July 11, 1868 on a farm six miles east of Culver. Her parents were Pulaski and Lettie WICKIZER. She was married to Isaac THOMPSON on Jan. 29, 1885.
Surviving are six children; two sons and four daughters, Ernest THOMPSON of Lapaz; Mrs. Ethel MYERS, Mrs. Carrie CARPENTER, Alva THOMPSON, Mrs. Ada DUFF, all of Argos; Mrs. Blonda MARTIN of Rochester; a brother Roy WICKIZER of Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Adie KEPLER, Culver; Mrs. Blanche LOWRY, Hibbard, Mrs. Lottie HIATT of Rochester; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
The body was removed to the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos where friends may call until the hour of the services. Funeral services will be held from the Poplar Grove Church, S.W. of Argos at 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Albert VERMILLION, of Jamestown, officiating, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Wednesday, February 15, 1950

[no obits]

Thursday, February 16, 1950

William C. Norris
Funeral services for William C. "Billy" NORRIS, aged 65, native of Macy and former resident of Rochester were held Wednesday in Kokomo with burial there. He died three days ago after a long illness.
For many years he was a traveling salesman for the Progress Wholesale Grocery Company, later accepting employment with a Kokomo wholesale grocery company. He retired several yeas ago. Survivors include the wife, two sons, Steele and Wade [NORRIS], and two daughters, Nila and Jane [NORRIS]. A number of relatives from Rochester and Macy attended the services for Mr. Norris.

Friday, February 17, 1950

Joe C. Zabst
Joe C. ZABST, 57, died at 11 a.m. Thursday morning at his home in Fulton from a cerabral hemorrhage.
A building contractor and carpenter, he was born Dec. 20, 1892 in Wayne township, Fulton county, son of Abner S. and Adeline BARKER ZABST.
He was a member of the K. of P. lodge in Fulton and was well-known in both Fulton and Cass counties.
On Oct. 14, 1914, he married Trudie ZARTMAN who suvives. Also surviving are three sons, Eldon, Marvin and Max [ZABST], all of here; six grandchildren; the father, Abner Zabst and one sister, Opal CONDON, both of Portland, Oregon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fulton EUB church. The Rev. M. E. REED will officiate and burials will be at the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

Charles T. Jones, Sr.
Charles T. JONES, Sr., prominent citizen of Rochester and Fulton county, passed away Thursday evening 7:15 o'clock at his home, 1108 South Madison street, this city. Mr. Jones suffered a heart seizure last Monday morning and failed to rally from the attack. Prior to this last illness he had been in exceptionally good health. Mr. Jones had a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.
He served as mayor of the City of Rochester from 1931 until 1936 and he was also Democratic representative in the Indiana legislature during 1925 to 1929. Mr. Jones was trustee of Newcastle township from 1914 to 1918.
Charles T., son of Daniel and Amelia (HOLMAN) JONES was born May 29, 1873 on a farm near Talma. His first marriage on May 5, 1894 was to Anna DEAMER, who preceded him in death a number of years ago. On February 28, 1945, he was married to Grace CHAMBERS, who survives. For the past several years he was associated with the Jones Implement Company of this city. Mr. Jones was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and was most active in the affairs of this religious organization. He was a Sunday school teacher in the church for several years.
Surviving children are: Mrs. O. G. BRYANT, Macy; Mrs. Eva KILLION, of this city; Aaron [JONES], Plymouth; Charles [JONES], Jr., and Herman [JONES], of Rochester.
Also surviving are one brother and five sisters: Roy JONES, and Mrs. Mary CLIFTON, of this city; Mrs. Meade HAIMBAUGH, South Bend; Mrs. Joshua BLACKETOR of this city; Mrs. Allen UMBAUGH, Argos; Mrs. Ruth CLYMER, Fort Wayne. Ten grandchildren also survive. Three children preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Baptist church with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Saturday 2 p.m. to the Jones residence where friends may call.

Saturday, February 18, 1950

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Monday, February 20, 1950

David Gochenour
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert GOCHENOUR have been called to Rossville by the death of his father, David GOCHENOUR, who died Sunday.
He had been ill for several months. Survivors include five sons and two daughters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.

Charles T. Jones, Sr.
The funeral services for former Mayor Charles T. JONES, Sr., which were held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon were attended by hundreds of friends of the deceased. Those from out-of-town were:
Mrs. Ruth CLYMER and daughter Marilyn, Mr. and Mrs. John CLYMER, Robert CLYMER, Cy STONEHILL and children, all of Ft. Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. Meade HAIMBAUGH, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert MYERS, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. HURD and Mr. and Mrs. Harold MILLER and family, all of South Bend.
Mr. and Mrs. George EMENECKER, Mr. and Mrs. George CRAFT, Russell GIBSON, Arden CREAMER, Elde REED, John BAUGHER and R. ELLIOTT, all of Plymouth; Herbert KELLAR, Culver; Mr. and Mrs. Russell NEWELL and family, Michigantown, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank KORBY, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar KORBY and Mrs. Katie MIKELS, all of Kokomo and Mrs. Lucille KESLER, of Warsaw.
There were also numerous friends from all of the county's towns in attendance.

Tuesday, February 21, 1950

Benjamin Franklin McCloughan
Benjamin Franklin McCLOUGHAN, 78, farmer living two miles northeast of Athens died at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered earlier in the day.
Mr. McCloughan was born in Bourbon on June 21, 1871 the son of Albert and Lydia McCLOUGHAN, and in Warsaw on July 18, 1908 he was married to Emma SECOR. He had been a resident of the Athens community for the past four years moving there from near Palestine.
Surviving are his wife; six children, Albert [McCLOUGHAN] of Athens; Mrs. Irene SHAFER, Rochester; Maynard [McCLOUGHAN] and Mrs. Minnie ENGLE, Akron; Benjamin [McCLOUGHAN], Claypool and Elsie Mae [McCLOUGHAN], at home; fifteen grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Rev. D. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and burial will be made in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home.

George Washington Ecklebarger
George Washington ECKLEBARGER, 89, Wabash county farmer and father of Burvia ECKLEBARGER of here, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday in Dukes hospital, Peru. Ill two years, he had been seriously ill two weeks.
Born Feb. 2, 1861 in Wabash county, he was a life resident there, his home being near Red Bridge. He married Lucretta BIRD in 1891. He was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses.
Survivors are the son, Buvia, of here; a daughter, Mrs. Georgia JONES, Wabash county; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, a brother, Grant [ECKLEBARGER], and a sister, Mrs. Mary FISHER, both of Peru.
The body is now at the Foster funeral home. Final rites will be Thursday at two o'clock at the Wesleyan Methodist church of Pleasant Grove near Red Bridge, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
On Wednesday morning the body will be removed to the Zook and Larrison funeral home, Converse, where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Clarence D. Moore
Clarence D. MOORE, 63, former Henry Township carpenter, died at the Logansport State Hospital Monday where he had been undergoing treatment for the past two years.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac MOORE and was born April 15, 1886 near Athens. A brother, William MOORE, is included in the list of survivors.

Wednesday, February 22, 1950

Obid Tracy Lewis
Obid Tracy LEWIS, a Chicago newspaperman for 50 years, died at his home in Argos at 8:45 Tuesday. Ill more than two years, he was 77.
Born Oct. 27, 1872, at Winchester, Ky., he was the son of William and Elkin LEWIS and was married to Mary SIMONS May 12, 1898, at Milwaukee. He moved to Argos from Chicago in 1944.
A member of Chicago Pressman's Union No. 7, he is survived by the wife; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie GRIGGS, Minnie MYERS, both of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Alpheus [LEWIS], Nashville and Jack LEWIS, Doyle, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN, pastor of the Argos Methodist church, will officiate and the burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home until time for services.

Jean Allen Daugherty
Mrs. Jean Allen DAUGHERTY, passed away five a.m. today at her home, 1317 South Monroe street, this city. She had been ill four years suffering from diabetes.
Mrs. Daugherty was born [Jean Ann ARNOLD] at Warren, Ind., on July 3, 1922, and had been a resident of this city for five years. Her parents are Daniel and Dorothy ARNOLD, of Marion, Ind. On October 26, 1944 she was married to Herbert DAUGHERTY.
Survivors are the husband, her parents and two brothers, Clyde [ARNOLD] of Fairfield, Maine and Richard [ARNOLD], of Marion, Ind.
The body is at the Foster Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Clara F. Shipp
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara F. SHIPP, 43, who died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. SHOEMAKER in Fulton, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton EUB church. The Rev. M. E. REED will officiate and burial will be in the cemetery there.
Ill two months, she was a native of Fulton, born [Clara F. SHOEMAKER] Feb. 7, 1907. She was a lifelong resident of Fulton county except for ten years spent in Indianapolis. She was married Dec. 23, 1927 to Edward SHIPP. She was a member of the Brookside EUB church at Indianapolis.
Survivors are a son, Robert [SHIPP], of Fulton; the parents; three sisters, Muriel JOHNSON of Fulton, Effie HOUSE of Indianapolis and Doris GEIST of Granger, Ind.; two brothers, Leon [SHOEMAKER] of Indianapolis and Paul [SHOEMAKER] of Culver; several nieces and nephews.

Thursday, February 23, 1950

Clayton S. Shaw
Clayton S. SHAW, life-long resident of Fulton and Miami counties, passed away Wednesday evening at his home in Macy. He had been in failing health for five years and critically ill for the past two weeks.
He was born Decemer 26, 1883 in Fulton county. He was married to Emma SMITH on January 3, 1904. His parents were James A. and America V. SKINNER SHAW. Mr. Shaw was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are his wife; a son Ronald [SHAW], Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Robert BRYAN, Bunker Hill and three grandsons.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton, to the Shaw residence this evening. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Elizabeth Cooper
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth COOPER who died in a Logansport hospital Tuesday afternoon will be held Friday 1:30 p.m. in the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton. Rev. M. E. REED will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Mrs. Cooper was born in Liberty township on Jan. 23, 1874.
She issurvived by a daughter, Mrs. Ralph TAYLOR, Elwood; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harry CHALK and Mrs. Sarah McCROSKY, both of Fulton.

Rev. W. F. Switzer
The Rev. W. F. SWITZER, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church here from 1900 to 1907, passed away Wednesday evening at the Methodist Hospital at Gary, which he helped to found. He was 98 years old.
The news was received here by a granddaughter, Mrs. Walter SAYGER. Services will be in the Gary city church Saturday afternoon and burial at Montmorenci, Ind.

Rosa Viola King
Mrs. Rosa Viola KING, 84, died this morning at the home of her son, Howard, in the Mt. Zion community. She had been ill one year.
Born [Rosa Viola MILLER] Jan. 5, 1865, in Ohio, she was the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth MILLER, moving to this county when she was about four years old.
She was married Feb. 6, 1867, here to William H. KING, and was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Survivors include three sons, Howard, Harold, Fort Wayne, and Lester, Rochester; a foster daughter, Mrs. Ethel SMILEY, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Charles SMOKER, Akron; a brother, Charles MILLER, Disko; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. The husband, a daughter, Mrs. Glen DICE, and a son, Robert Lee [KING], preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home. Final rites are pending.

Friday, February 24, 1950

Rosa Viola King
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Viola KING, 84, who died Thursday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster Funeral Home.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. L. E. POWELL, will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Akron.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clayton W. Shaw
Funeral services for Clayton W. SHAW who passed away Wednesday at his home in Macy will be held 1:30 Saturday afternoon at the Macy Christian curch. Rev. David ROGERS will officiate and burial will be in the Macy cemetery. The body is at the Shaw home.

Saturday, February 25, 1950

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Monday, February 27, 1950

Sophia Nelson
Kenneth NELSON, Rochester, was called to Onamia, Minn., last week to attend the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Arthur NELSON, 60, a victim of cancer. Burial was made in the Forrest Hill cemetery there.
Sophia NELSON was born at Pontiac, Ill., Dec. 12, 1889. When she was 11 years old she moved with her parents to Britt, Iowa, and on June 7, 1913, she married Arthur NELSON of Indiana. They moved to Rochester temporarily and then to Holcomb, Wisc.
Four years later they moved to German, Iowa, and in 1922 they came back to Rochester where they resided until 1948 when they moved to their Minnesota home.
Survivors include the husband; two sons, Elton [NELSON], Minnesota, and Kenneth [NELSON], Rochester; eight grandchildren; her father, Swin NELSON, Britt, Iowa; and two sisters and four brothers, also in Iowa.

Tuesday, February 28, 1950

Margaret Frances Deamer
Mrs. Margaret Frances DEAMER, 79, of 217 North Maple Ave., Argos, passed away at her home this morning at 3:30 p.m. Death was attributd to complications from an illness of six months. Mrs. Deamer was born in Rochester on Oct. 12, 1870 and then moved to Argos after living half her life in Fulton county. Formerly Margaret EMMONS, she married Samuel DEAMER in 1895. He preceded her in death in 1939. Her parents were John and Mary EMMONS. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. Esther MARTIN, of Argos, and Miss Fern DEAMER at home; one son, Max [DEAMER] of Argos; one sister, Mrs. Helen BERNHARDT of South Bend; three brothers, Norman [EMMONS] of Detroit, Robert [EMMONS] of Warsaw, and Frank [EMMONS], of Salem, Oregon; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Rev. Harold FRAKER of Argos will be the presiding minister. Burial will be in the Oakhill Cemetery at Plymouth. The body will remain in the funeral home until the time of the services.

Wednesday, March 1, 1950

Carl Finney
A former Argos man died from suffocation about 3 o'clock this morning when an over-heated stove set fire to the workshop where he was sleeping, two miles east of Maxinkuckee in Marshall county.
Dead was Carl FINNEY, 50, who had spent his entire life in the Argos and Culver communities.
Born in Argos Jan. 16, 1890, the son of John and Alzina FINNEY, he is survived by the following:
The wife, Blanche [FINNEY]; four daughters, Mrs. Lois MARRIOTT, Rochester, Mrs. Lila FENIMORE, Indianapolis, Mrs. Betty YAPP, Culver, Mrs. Thelma Jean RINGER, South Bend; a son, Millard [FINNEY], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Effie KLINE, Culver, Mrs. Laura MILLER, Argos, Mrs. Melvin FALVEY, South Bend; and four grandsons.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Easterday funeral home, Culver. The Rev. E. D. MAST of Urbana will officiate and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clara Belle Werner
Clara Belle WERNER, 48, Athens, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis where she had been a patient for the past 12 days. Death was attributed to diabetes.
Born Feb. 3, 1902, in the Antioch community, she spent her entire life in Rochester and vicinity. Her parents were James Martin and Hanna (KRATHWOHL) WERNER.
A member of the Antioch U. B. church, she is survived by two brothers, Clarence [WERNER], Rochester and Lloyd [WERNER], Peru; three sisters, Mrs. Talfred RICHARDSON, Rochester, Mrs. Russell OVERMYER, Mishawaka and Mrs. Warren ACKENHOUSEN, Mishawaka; a brother, Charles [WERNER], preceded her in death this year. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the residence after Thursday noon.

Thursday, March 2, 1950

Clara Belle Werner
The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate at funeral services for Miss Clara Belle WERNER at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The daughter of James Martin and Anna (KRATHWOHL) WERNER, she passed away Tuesday evening. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here and friends may call at the funeral home.
She was a member of the Rochester Christian church.

Bert Rice and
Delcenia Rice

An aged Fulton county couple died from exposure at the Stansbury Nursing Home, Rochester, Wednesday night, less than one week after they had been found by a neighbor in their unheated home at Lake Bruce.
Bert RICE, 75, passed away at 10:30 p.m. while his wife, Delcenia [RICE], 70, died at 4:30 a.m.
The couple was found in serious condition by William CRUM, a neighbor, last Thursday morning. Mrs. Rice had been paralyzed for the past five years and her husband had been ill for a week, refusing medical aid. Since his illness, Crum had been firing their wood-burning stove at morning and at night.
The fire had apparently gone out some time Wednesday evening and when Crum saw their serious condition the following morning he notified a Kewanna physician immediately. They were brought to Rochester in critical condition.
The couple was married Feb. 8, 1905, at Camden, and had lived at Lake Brue for the past 15 years.
Mr. Rice was born in Carroll County Feb. 7, 1875, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John RICE. His survivors include a sister, Mrs. Nina ROBINSON, Rockfield, and a brother, A. L. RICE, Camden.
His wife, who suffered a broken hip and arthritis about six years ago, was born [Delcenia CREE] July 11, 1879, at Camden, the daughter of John A. and Melinda WOLFE CREE. Her survivors include two brothers, Carl CREE, Lafayette, and Earl CREE, Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Goldie WILSON, Plymouth. A brother, Clarence [CREE], preceded her in death.
Both bodies were taken to the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna where arrangements are pending.

John A. Barnett
John A. BARNETT, Kewanna, retired rural mail carrier, died at 1 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He was 75 years old.
Born July 16, 1874, near Kewanna, he was the son of John A. and Nancy HARVEY BARNETT. In October, 1897, he was married to Nita B. GILLESPIE, who preceded him in death in August, 1945.
He was a member of the Kewanna Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges and a branch of the Rochester I.O.O.F.
Survivors include a son, Alec [BARNETT], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Edith COSTELLO and Miss Enid BARNETT, both of Kewanna; two granddaughters; four sisters, Mrs. Charles TROUTMAN and Mrs. Oliver SMITH, Kewanna, and Mrs. Candace ZELLERS and Mrs. Bessie SCHIRM, South Bend.
The body was taken to the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Henry F. BOLGER, assisted by the I.O.O.F. will officiate and burial will be in the Barnett cemetery.

Friday, March 3, 1950

LaRena Mabie
Mrs. LaRena MABIE, who operated a restaurant with her husband at the corner of Sixth and Jefferson streets for 12 years, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, where she had been a patient for the past four months. Death was attributed to injuries received in an automobile accident last October. She was 67 years old.
Born June 7, 1892, at Claypool, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry KARNS. She and her husband, who passed away July 8, 1949, moved to Kokomo six years ago.
A member of the North Street Nazarene Church, Kokomo, she is survived by a son, Walter K. MABIE, and a daughter, Mrs. Odetta LILE, both of Kokomo; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Amanda LANTZ, Gary, and Mrs. Annie LEADS, Niles, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the North Street Nazarene Church at Kokomo. The Rev. COIL will officiate and burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo, after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. & Mrs. Bert Rice
Double services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Plewsant Hill E. U. B. church, near Lake Bruce, for Mr. and Mrs. Bert RICE who passed away here Wednesday night and early Thursday morning from exposure.
The Rev. Boyd ZOELLER will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, until 1 pm. Saturday, when the bodies will be taken to the church to lie in state before services.

Saturday, March 4, 1950

Faye Rebecca Hively
Final rites for Mrs. Faye Rebecca HIVELY, 85, Akron resident, who died Friday morning at the Home of her daughter, Mrs. Densie NOYER in Muncie, will be Sunday at two o'clock.
The Reverend Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate in the Silver Creek Church of God, three miles east of Akron, of which she was a member. Rev. Victor YEAGER will assist and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron.
Born [Faye Rebecca STICKLER] in Larwell, Ind., Oct. 9, 1864, she was the daughter of John M. and Lavina BURKHOLDER STICKLER. She was a resident of Akron for 60 years. On February 15, 1882, she married Marshall M. OLIVER, who died in April, 1901. In June, 1924, she was married to Charles HIVELY, who died two years later.
The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. NOYER; two sons, Reece and Kenneth OLIVER, Akron; and nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded her in death.

Albert Gates
Albert GATES, 81, died at 2:30 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home where he had been a patient for the last 14 months. He had been ill several years.
He was a retired attorney and a former resident of Plymouth. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Carrie PULVER, Plymoth, and a son, William [GATES], in Pasadena, California.
The body was removed to the Danielson and Van Gilder Funeral Home in Plymouth, where it will remain pending the arrival of the son from Pasadena. No funeral arrangements have been made, cremation will follow.

Monday, March 6, 1950

Stella Hamman
Mrs. Stella HAMMAN, 78, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lula CONNER, Akron, at 10 p.m. Sunday night.
Born [Stella BEMENDERFER] Sept. 29, 1871, in Henry township, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam BEMENDERFER. Her husband, Henry [HAMMAN], preceded her in death in 1948.
Survivors include a foster daughter, Mrs. Otto BOELTER, Rochester; a grandson, DeVere DEWALD, Beloit, Wis; and a daughter.
She was the last of seven children. The body was removed to the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru. Burial will probably be Wednesday, but final rites are incomplete.

Joseph Mathias Ehlinger
Joseph Mathias EHLINGER, 78, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Russell CLINTON, 1212 South Main street, of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill three and a half years.
The son of Mathias and Katherine EHLINGER, he was born March 15, 1871 at Defiance, Ohio. A resident of Rochester 34 years, he came here from Macy, Ind.
In Macy on March 18, 1896, Mr. Ehlinger was married to Clara RICHARDSON who passed away in 1937.
Surviving ar two daughters, Mrs. Clarence WILLARD, Elkhart, Ind.; and Mrs.Clinton; two sons, George and Lee [EHLINGER], Rochester; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, this city.

Ray "Chuck" Stetson
Ray "Chuck" STETSON, 52, well-known resident of this city, passed away Saturday at 10:30 p.m. at the Billings veterans hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for the past several weeks. His death was attributed to nephritis; he had been in failing health for the past 13 years.
Mr. Stetson had spent practically all of his life in Rochester. He graduated from the Rochester H. S. in 1916 and soon after he entered the army during World War I. After returning from service he was employed as a postal clerk in Miami, Fla., and latr in the same line of work at North Judson. For the last several years he has been engaged as a clerk at the Harold Lowe cigar store.
Joie Ray, son of Francis M. and Myrtle (FRY) STETSON was born December 6, 1898, this city. His father preceded him in death several years. Mr. Stetson was a member of the Rochester Christian church, the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Stetson, south Pontiac street, this city; a son, Joie Ray, STETSON, Jr., a student at the University of Hawaii, and his twin sister, Mrs. Fay HOLMAN, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 3 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call.

Clara E. Felder
Mrs. Clara E. FELDER, 77, of near Kewanna, died Saturday night at the Rochester Nursing Home. Death was attributed to cancer.
Born July 7, 1872, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of William and Sarah (FOX) MYERS and the widow of the late Anthony FELDER. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist Church for many years.
Survivors include a son, Grant [FELDER]; a grandson, Carrol, and a granddaughter, Alice, all of Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Theresa WIDDUP, Winamac, Mrs. Ethel HUDKINS, Kalamazoo, Mich., and a half-sister, Mrs. Bell HUNTER, Winamac.
The body was taken to the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, and services will be held in the chapel there at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Earl HEIMBERGER, Lafayette, assisted by W. C. EVERS, Kewanna, will officiate and burial will be in the Moon cemetery.

Elmer E. Rockhill
Elmer E. ROCKHILL, 85, a retired farmer, died suddenly at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at his home, three miles south of Argos on U.S. 31. He had been in ill health, however, for several years.
Born Oct. 6, 1864, at Tippecanoe, he spent his entire life in Marshall county. His parents were John and Ellen ROCKHILL.
On April 1, 1885, he was married to Lora MECHLING, who preceded him in death June 12, 1846.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Minnie REDINGER, Mrs. Myrtle MILLER, Route 3, Plymouth, and Mrs. Mollie JOHNSTON, Lakeville. Twelve grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH, Argos, will officiate and burial will be at the Oakhill cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 7, 1950

Stella Hamman
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella HAMMAN, Akron, will be held at the Emanuel Evangelical Church near Akron at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery.
Friends may call at the Eikenberry Funeral Home, Peru, until noon Wednesday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time for services.

Marjory Etta Crownover
Mrs. Roy [Marjory Etta] CROWNOVER, life-resident of Rochester, passed away Monday 7:30 p.m. at her residence, 107 1/2 East Ninth street, this city. She had been in ill health for the past several months. Mrs. Crownover who for a nmber of years assisted in the management of the Crownover jewelry store had a host of friends throughout the city and state.
Marjory Etta [BIDDINGER], daughter of William and Etta BIDDINGER, was born January 18, 1907 in this city. She was a graduate of the Rochester high school. On November 5, 1933 she was married to Leroy CROWNOVER at Valparaiso, Ind.
Survivors are her husband; mother, Mrs. N. R. STONER, both of Rochester; a brother, William Tribbett ["Trib"] BIDDINGER, of Warsaw; a nephew, Jon Alan BIDDINGER, of Indianapolis; a step-sister, Mrs. Rosella ROSS, of Greencastle, Ind.; three step-brothers, Howard STONER, Groton, Conn., Robert STONER, Elgin, Ill., and Francis STONER, of Dayton, O.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, March 8, 1950

Clyde Hunt
Mrs. Loran LEAP has received word of the death of her cousin, Clyde HUNT, who passed away in Lafayette Monday.
Mr. Hunt suffered a stroke about two years ago, from which he never fully recovered. He was a former Federal Agent and had been in the Rochester and Leiters Ford communities many times on business.

Joseph Ehlinger
Those from out-of-town who attended the funeral of the late Joseph EHLINGER, Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church were: Mrs. Ray MECHLING and daughter, Mrs. Carl REPLOGLE, Jr., and C. M. WILLARD, all of Elkhart; Mrs. Ed KELLY, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Amy EHLINGER and Kenneth EHLINGER, Defiance, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond EHLINGER, New [sic], Ohio; Mrs. E. H. KNISEL and Mrs. Hazel YOUNG, Addison, Mich; Mr. and Mrs. Jim SCHWANDT, Hammond; Mrs. Carl MILLER and Mrs. M. CARR, Wabash; Mr. and Mrs. Art CLINTON, Logansport; Irvin CLINTON and Walter HANCOCK, Kentland, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. H. E. WALING, of Brook, Ind.

Thursday, March 9, 1950

Daniel M. Secor
Daniel M. SECOR, 80, a resident of Akron throughout his entire life, passed away 5 a.m. today at his home in that city. He had been in ill health for the past two years. Mr. Secor had a host of friends throughout the eastern section of the county. He owned and operated a hardware store in Akron for a long number of years.
Daniel M., son of Robert and Adeline (BURNS) SECOR, was born in Akron on Oct. 23, 1869. His first marriage in 1890 was to Sarah LITTLE. On January 30, 1930, he was married to Alice MABY at Petoskey, Mich. Mr. Secor was a member of the Akron Modern Woodmen Lodge.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Harley [SECOR]; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia SHOWALTER, Mrs. Goldie HATTERY, both of Akron; five step-children; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH and Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Warren P. Watson
Mrs. Frances W. CURTIS, of this city is in Chicago where she was called on account of the death of her brother, Warren P. WATSON, 66, which occurred Sunday evening. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Skeelis funeral home, Chicago. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery, there.
Mr. [Watson], for several years had been assistant manager of traffic shipping department for Armour and Co. His death resulted from complications which followed a big fall ten days ago. he was a member of the St. Andrews lodge No. 863 of A. F. and A.M.

Friday, March 10, 1950

Glen Bounds
Mrs. Glen [ANDERSON] BOUNDS, 69 years old, 5807 Villa Lane, Indianapolis, died Wednesday in the Methodist Hospital following a six-month illness.
She was born at Kewanna and lived in Columbia City a number of years before moving to Indianapolis 30 years ago. She was a member of the Kewanna Christian church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today in the Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary and at 2 p.m. Saturday rites will be conducted at Kewanna. Burial will follow at Kewanna.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clayton REA; a son, Carl A. WIDUP, both of Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle ENYART, Kewanna, and four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Marjory Etta Crownover
Out-of-town friends and relatives who attended Mrs. [Marjory Etta] CROWNOVER's rites and have now returned to their homes are as follows:
Francis STONER, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Rozella ROSS, Greencastle; Mr. and Mrs. Robert STONER, Elgin, Ill.; Tom CROWNOVER, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Tom CROWNOVER, Jr., Joliet, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold AUSTIN, Fort Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. Jack CANTWELL and daughter, Anne, Indianapolis; Miss Catherine RUSSELL and Miss Dureen ALBERT, Rome City, and Mr. and Mrs. Trib BIDDINGER, Warsaw.

Saturday, March 11, 1950

[no obits]

Monday, March 13, 1950

Armanda Mae Van Meter
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna for Mrs. Armanda Mae Van METER, 82, who passed away Saturday morning at the home of her son, Ernest Van METER, South Bend. She was formerly a resident of Grass Creek, residing in that community for over 50 years, where she had a host of friends.
[Armanda Mae SMITH] was born in Fulton county on January 24, 1868, the daughter of Israel and Suzan (SWANK) SMITH. On March 23, 1892, she was married to Martin L. Van METER, who preceded her in death in 1943.
Surviving are five sons: Archie, Winamac; Ernest and Clarence, South Bend; Lloyd, Oakland, California; Floyd [Van METER], Grass Creek; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, March 14, 1950

Charles Lebo
Funeral services for Charles LEBO, 67, Winamac postmaster, were held today at Winamac, and burial made in a cemetery there.
Survivors include Floyd LEBO, Rochester, and Edward LEBO, Kewanna, both sons.

Armanda Mae Van Meter
Funeral services for Mrs. Armanda Mae Van METER will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Guy R. Moore
A host of Rochester friends early today were shocked at the news of the death of Guy R. MOORE, 36, which occurred 6:45 Monday evening at the St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis. Mr. Moore, who with his family reside at 5725 Lowell Ave., Indianapolis, had been taken to the hospital Saturday evening suffering from influenza and attending physicians late Monday afternoon reported he was well on his way to recovery, however, he suffered a heart attack and passed away within a few moments.
Guy, who was a graduate of RHS had many friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county and through his business activities in later years he had acquired a legion of friends and business associates over both Indiana and Ohio.
He was born in Rochester on November 4, 1913, the son of Levi P. and Lillian M. (HARDING) MOORE. Soon after his graduation from RHS he attended DePauw and Indiana University, where he was a member of the Sigma Deltas. On January 20, 1935, he was united in marriage with Charlotte K. CHESTNUT, of this city, the ceremony being performed at Kokomo, Ind. For ten years Mr. Moore was sales manager for Coca Cola at Indianapolis; later he accepted a position as sales manager for the Culligan Water Softener Co., of Middletown, Ohio. For the past few years he was serving as the sales manager for the British Motors, Inc., in the Indianapolis territory.
Mr. Moore was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Larry Stephen [MOORE], 9; a daughter, Stephany Lee [MOORE], 13; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy PRESECAN, 5769 North Keystone, Indianapolis and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi P. MOORE, of this city.
Brief funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Moore and Kirk funeral home, 5342 E. Washington street, Indianapolis. The Rev. CLOSTERHOUSE, of the Irvington Presbyterian church will officiate.
The body will then be brought to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home this city to lie in state from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside rites will be conducted 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, here.
The family requests that floral offerings be sent direct to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home rather than to Indianapolis.

Rev. George F. Craig
Rochester friends of Rev. and Mrs. George F. CRAIG have received word of the death of Rev. Craig, which occurred Sunday, March 12 in the M. J. Clark Memorial Home, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Rev. Craig was pastor of the Rochester Methodist church from 1918 to 1920.
Funeral services will be held at the Fitzjohn funeral home, Belding, Mich., Thursday 2 p.m.

Mrs. Hurchel Rafnel
Friends today received word of the death of Mrs. Hurchel RAFNEL, wife of the former minister of the Rochester Baptist church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Murphysboro, Ill., Baptist Church, and burial will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Franklin.

Wednesday, March 15, 1950

Marjory Rafnel
Mrs. Marjory RAFNEL, pastor of the First Baptist church of Murphysboro, Ill., and wife of the former pastor of here, died at her home early Tuesday morning, March 14, after a lingering illness of several years.
She was born in Franklin, Ind., in 1904, but in her infancy the parents removed to Indianapolis, where she grduated from Arsenal Technical High School and the Indianapolis Teachers Normal, following which she taught in the public schools of Indianapolis until her marriage to Mr. Rafnel June 22, 1926.
She assisted her husband in pastorates of Baptist churches successively in Rock Glenn, N.Y., and in Indiana pastorates at Vevay, Salem, Rochester, and Bluffton, and the present pastorate at Murphysboro.
Surviving are the husband, a son, William [RAFNEL], now a sophomore in Southern Illinois University, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. BURTON of 598 W. Jefferson street, Franklin, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Vernon CRISTEE of Terre Haute and Mrs. Frank SINK of Remington.
Funeral services will be conducted at Murphysboro, Thursday afternoon, March 16, after which the body will be taken to the home of the parents in Franklin, where brief services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m., by a former pastor, Dr. L. C. TRENT of the Woodruff Place Baptist church of Indianapolis. Burial will be in the family lot in Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the parents Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the final services, and are invited to attend the services.

Thursday, March 16, 1950

Perry Guise
Perry GUISE, 69, prominent Kewanna farmer, died at 2 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Buena BUCKINGHAM, Rochester. He had been ill several months.
Born Jan. 30, 1881, in Fulton County, he was the son of Henry and Julia (LUNSFORD) GUISE, and on June 1, 1904, he was married to Goldie Mae WILSON.
A member of the Zion Methodist Church, he is survived by the wife; a son, Wilson GUISE, of near Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. BUCKINGHAM and Mrs. June LARGE, both of Rochester; four grandchildren, Nina and Paul GUISE, Donna BUCKINGHAM and Sandra LARGE; a brother, Earl GUISE, of South Bend; and two sisters, Mrs. Maude MOON and Mrs. Grace GARNER, both of Kewanna.
The body will be returned to the Guise residence northwest of Kewanna from the Harrison Funeral Home Friday afternoon. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zion church and burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery.

Sonja Field
Mrs. Sonja FIELD, 65, Route 1, Kewanna, died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, 30 minutes after she entered in Woodlawn Hospital.
A native of Poland, she is survived by the husband, Louis FIELD, and other relatives.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home and will be removed to the Weinstein & Son Funeral Home, Downers Grove, Ill., this afternoon.
Burial will be in the Woldheim cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.

Martha Reynolds
Mrs. Martha REYNOLDS, 62, wife of Schuyler REYNOLDS, of 1116 Bancroft street, died at 3:35 o'clock Wednesday at a Logansport hospital after a long illness.
Born [Marthe PETERS] Nov. 1, 1887 in Richland Center, she was the daughter of Henry and Amanda SCOTT PETERS. Her marriage was in 1907 at Evansville.
Survivors are the husband; four step-children, Oren R [REYNOLDS], Klamath Falls, Oregon; Ralph [REYNOLDS], Battle Ground; Mrs. Mable MOREHOUSE, Buffalo; Mrs. Bessie THARP, Greencastle; one brother, John PETERS, Etna Green; a half-brother, Archie McKEE, of here; two sisters, Mary IMWEK and Ellen LEWIS, both of Benton Harbor, Mich. A stepson Leland REYNOLDS was killed in action during World War II.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and friends may call there. Final rites will be held there Sunday at 2 o'clock, with Rev. William HUGHES officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Guy Moore
Out-of-town friends who attended the graveside services for the late Guy R. MOORE here Wednesday afternoon were:
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald BAKER, Dayton, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. James HERBERT, Mr. and Mrs. Ned B. TILMAN, and James R. MOORE, Columbus, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. O. C. BLACK, , Mr. and Mrs. Ted BLACK, Mrs. Geneva BUTTS, Bert C. PRUITT, Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Don BROWN, Flora; Mr. and Mrs. John E. FELL, and Mr. and Mrs. Weston BASSETT, Kokomo.
Also, Miss Patricia WILLS, Mr. and Mrs. N. E. PRESECAN and Nicholas Lee, Mrs Eugene SMITH, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph MOORE, Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. James COPLEN, LaGrange, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice COPLEN, Rockford, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Florence HENDRICKSON, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul WILLOUGHBY, Kewanna.
Also, Mr. and Mrs. Claude B. PRUITT, Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert HARDIN, Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Elliott BAILEY, Lafayette, and Mrs. W. T. SMITH of Peru.

Friday, March 17, 1950

Mrs. Marvin H. Ziesenhene
Clyde YATER, Fulton, has been called to Mishawaka by the death of his sister, Mrs. Marvin H. ZIESENHENE, 28, who died in South Bend after an illness of three weeks. She was a nurse.
Funeral services will be held in DeVos chapel in Mishawaka Saturday afternoon with interment in the Fairview cemetery there.
She was the former Lucile YATER, and survivors include her husband, a daughter, Jacque Lyn [ZIESENENE], and her mother, Mrs. Terence YATER.

Christine Clark
Mrs. Ted OLSEN this mornng received word of the death of her sister Mrs. Christine CLARK, which occurred early today at her home in Altadena, Calif. Mrs. Clark had been critically ill for the past month suffering from carcinoma. She had been a resident of California for over a score of years.
Christine [SCULL], daughter of James A. and Emma SCULL, was born Dec. 27, 1906 at Madison Barracks, N.Y. She was a graduate of DePauw University.
Mrs. Clark is survived by two children, Dorothy Margaret [CLARK] and Herbert [CLARK]; her mother, Mrs. Emma Scull; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy OLSEN, both of this city and a brother, Herbert SCULL, a retired Captain of the Navy, who resides in Knoxville, Tenn.
Mrs. Olsen left for Chicago this afternoon and will fly to Altadena tonight. Funeral arrangements were not announced.

Perry Guise
The body of Perry GUISE, 69, Kewanna farmer who died Thursday, will not be returned to the residence, northwest of there, ntil Saturda, it was reported today.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zion Church and burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery.

Albert F. Bash
Albert F. BASH, 72, committed suicide shortly after noon Thursday at his farm home, two miles southeast of Macy, by shooting himself in the chest with a shot gun. Cause was believed to be despondency over ill health.
Born Near Somerset, Ind., on Sept. 25, 1877, he was the son of Michael and Phoebe BASH, and for 34 years had lived in the Macy community. He was twice married, first to Blanche SMITH, and on April 14, 1918, to Loula FENNIMORE KINDIG. For a number of years he was employed by the Miami county highway department and during the war at the Victor Ordnance plant near Mexico.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Ray [BASH] of Macy and Russell [BASH], South Bend; one step-son, Harold KINDIG, Macy, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Mary HATCH, Rochester; a brother, Homer [BASH], Oklahoma, and a sister, Mrs. Earl PLOTNER, Amboy.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Macy Methodist Church. The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN of the Denver Baptist church, assisted by Rev. D. F. TAGGART, Macy, will officiate and burial will be in the Vernon cemetery near Somerset.
The body will be taken from the Zimmerman Brothes Funeral home here to the residence near Macy at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Hatch, Michael HATCH and Marilou ZIMMERMAN arrived from Miami, Fla., this morning by airplane to attend rites.
Also returning because of Mr. Bash's death are Roscoe HATCH, Mrs. James ZIMMERMAN, Rickie ZIMMERMAN. They will arrive Sunday evening from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Alvin Lee O'Daffer
A heart attack proved fatal Thursday to Alvin Lee O'DAFFER, 59, South Bend, a native of Kewanna and a former Rochester resident.
He was born in Kewanna Aug. 5, 1890 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob O'DAFFER. He lived in South Bend since 1910 moving there from Kewanna, where he had been employed by the Studebaker Corp. for 37 years. He married Ida Mae TOWNE who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Edward J. ROGAN; a son, Everett O. [O'DAFFER], and two grandchildren, all of South Bend; one brother and two sisters, Ernest [O'DAFFER], Kewanna, Mrs. Rose HOWELL, Plymouth, Mrs. Earl WICKS, Logansport.
Friends may call in the Hickey funeral home, South Bend. He was a member of South Bend aerie No. 435, Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Thomas Chapman
Thomas CHAPMAN, of LaPorte, former resident of Monterey, passed away Friday morning at Woodlawn hospital. The body was taken to the Kennedy funeral home, Winamac. Funeral arrangements will be announced Saturday by LaPorte relatives, it was stated.

Saturday, March 18, 1950

Thomas Chapman
Funeral services for Thomas CHAPMAN, 76, Monterey, who died at Woodlawn hospital Friday, will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Ann's church, Monterey.
The Rev. Frederick SCHROEDER will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Born August 19, 1873, in Starke county, he was the son of Frank and Ermaline CHAPMAN. For the past five years he lived at Monterey.
His wife, Mary [CHAPMAN], died last December. Survivors are two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Mary PEELE, Knox, Mrs. Grace JOHNSON, LaPorte, and Roy [CHAPMAN], Knox.
The body is at the Kennedy funeral home, Winamac, where friends may call. Holy Name society of St. Ann's church will meet Monday night at 8 p.m. at the funeral home for recitation of the Rosary.

Louis H. Cooper
Louis H. COOPER, 70, 1206 Madison, retired carpenter, died Friday night at 9:15 o'clock at the Rochester Nursing Home, where he had been a patient since Monday. In failing health since September, 1947, he had been seriously ill since March 12. He expired of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born July 5, 1879, in this city he was the son of William H. and Eva HEFFLEY COOPER. A lifetime resident here, he was a charter member of the Rochester Eagles Lodge.
On September 23, 1905 he married Estella HENDERSON, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Harold [COOPER], Dayton, Ohio; one brother, William Leroy [COOPER], Kankakee, Illinois; two grandchildren. One sister died in infancy.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 o'clock by the Rochester Eagles at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Monday, March 20, 1950

Boyd Peterson
Boyd PETERSON, prominen, life-long resident of Fulton county, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Sunday at his home 130 West Ninth street, this city. His death was attributed to a heart attack which he suffered only an hour previously. He had been in ill health, however, for the past several months but was able to be about his duties every day.
Mr. Peterson, who served as Democratic sheriff of Fulton county from 1932 to 1936, had been engaged in the insurance business here for a numer of years and currently was the district manager of eight northern Indiana counties for the State Farm Insurance Conmpany, of Bloomington, Ill. He was a director of the Farmers & Merchants Bank, of Rochester and a member of the Fulton County Welfare Board. Mr. Peterson had a legion of friends throughout Fulton county and northern Indiana.
He was born Decemer 13, 1897, on a farm near Marshtown, Indiana, the son of Charles and Katie MICKEY PETERSON. On Novemer 12, 1919 he was married to Eleonora HANSON, of Rochester.
Mr. Peterson was a member of the Rochester Christian church; The American Legion, having served in World War I; the Moose and Eagles lodges; the Shriners and the Rochester Kiwanis club. He was a past president of both the American Legion Post and the Kiwanis club of this city.
Survivors are his wife, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Charles RAUSCHKE and Mrs. Milton THACKER, of Rochester; Mrs. O. M. HITCH, Green Bay, Wis., and Miss Engrid PETERSON, of Indianapolis; his father, Charles Peterson, of this city; six grandchildren; four brothers, Clarence, Joseph, Walter and Ransford [PETERSON], and two sisters, Mrs. Raymond ROGERS and Mrs. Jay LONG, all of Fulton county. His brother, Frank [PETERSON], died in California last September.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Christian church with the pastor, Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, assisted by the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Peterson residence at 7 o'clock this evening. The body will also lie in state at the Christian church from noon Wednesday until the hour of the services. Friends may call at either the residence or the church.

Amanda Lucas
Mrs. Amanda LUCAS, 88, of Kewanna, died at Woodlawn hospital Sunday morning of complications arising from a broken hip she suffered in a fall at her home two weeks ago.
Born April 15, 1866, near Kewanna, she was the daughter of Christian and Harriet REARICK STEINHISER. Her husband, Henry LUCAS, died in 1912.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Guy ENGLES, Harbor Springs, Mich., two grandchildren; one sister, Miss Della B. STEINHISER, of near Leiters Ford.
The body remains at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where final rites will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. by the Rev. Henry BULGER. Burial will be in Moon cemetery near Leiters Ford.

Robert D. Mow
Mrs. Omer STEFFY, 1205 S. Pontiac, has received word of the death of her brother, Robert D. "Bob" MOW, 63. He expired at his home in Sikeston, Mo., Thursday night after a week's illness of heart trouble.
Born on a farm in Richland townsip August 9, 1886, he was the son of Henry and Hannah MOW. He lived on his parents' farm there for several years. When he moved to Sikeston he was in the grocery business. He last visited in this city two years ago.
A graduate of the Rochester College he starred in basketball and baseball while in school. With his brother, Ray MOW, they formed a battery in baseball with Ray, the pitcher and Bob, the catcher, and played together in semi-pro leagues. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Sikeston.
Survivors are the wife, the former Miss Eva JOY, this city; a son, Robert MOW, both of Sikeston, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. John MARBLE, Charlestown, Mo.; the brother, Ray MOW, Ft. Wayne; the sister, Mrs. STEFFY, of here; four grandchildren. Mrs. Tillman WILSON, route 1, is a niece.
Funeral services and interment were held in Sikeston Sunday. Because of ill health Mrs. Steffy was unable to attend.

W. F. Spencer
Funeral services will be held in Muncie for W. F. SPENCER, 75, co-owner of the Rochester Metal Products Co., who died in a Phoenix, Ariz, hospital Friday.
Death followed an eye operation while Spencer was spending the winter in the western state.
Word was received by Wayne BODGE, local firm superintendent, from Robert KERSEY, Muncie, who owned the company with Spencer.

Martha Reynolds
The following friends from out-of-town attended the funeral services of Mrs. Martha REYNOLDS, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur OMIVEG, Benton, Harbor, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy CREIGHBAUM, Tippecanoe; Mr. and Mrs. Ross DAWKINS, Mr. and Mrs. George REYNOLDS, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph REYNOLDS, Battle Ground, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. M. E. MOREHOUSE, Buffalo, Ind.; Mrs. Audra BRINEY and son, Paul, North Manchester; Dixie Loretta McKEE, Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. John THORP and son, John, Greencastle; Gleson, Wilma and Carol MOREHOUSE, Mr. and Mrs. Robert REYNOLDS, Mr. and Mrs. Marion GENNON, Miss Marvella REYNOLDS, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth KILLIAM, Mr. and Mrs. Claude MOYLE, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude REYNOLDS, all of Lafayette; Mr. and Mrs. Jess MANSFIELD, Mr. and Mrs. Sam MANSFIELD, Otterbein; Mr. and Mrs. F. HASTING and Gerald E. HASTING, Burnettsville, and Paul E. SHAFFER, of South Bend.

Anita Jane Brock
Anita Jane BROCK, infant daughter of George and Maxine BROCK of Argos, died at birth Saturday afternoon at 3:25.
Surviving are the parents, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Omer DUNLAP of Argos and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli BROCK of Wallins Creek, Ky.
A prayer service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Argos Weslyan Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold FRAKER in charge. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Tuesday, March 21, 1950 to Thursday, March 23, 1950

[no obits]

Friday, March 24, 1950

George Hay
Hugh McMAHAN today received word of the death of George HAY, prominent real estate dealer of Bakersfield, Calif. and former resident of this city. Mr. Hay was a brother of Mel HAY, former local resident.

Saturday, March 25, 1950

Elba T. Robinson
Elba T. ROBINSON, 72, a former resident of Argos and ex-Marshall county commissioner, died at 6:20 a.m. today in an Elkhart hospital. He had been ill for the past month.
Born May 28, 1877, in Kansas, he moved to Marshall county in 1883, leaving for Elkhart six years ago. He was first married to Mary HYBREY, who passed away in 1939. He later married Mattie JONES.
Survivors include the wife and six children, Harry [ROBINSON], Elkhart, Clayton [ROBINSON], Plmouth, May [ROBINSON], Elkhart, Mrs. Lola THOMPSON and Mrs. Esther CARRIS, Elkhart and Mrs. Edna Pearl HANNA, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Mary REDMON, Argos, and seven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. TUDOR, Elkhart, will officiate and burial will be in the Jurdon cemetery.

Ralph Lester Murray
Ralph Lester MURRAY, 50, superintendent of the Fulton County REMC died 2:30 Saturday morning at his home 500 Clay street, this city. Death was attributed to a coronary thrombosis following two weeks of illness. Mr. Murray had a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.
He had served as superintendent of the REMC for the past 12 1/2 years. Prior to that he was employed as a teacher in the Fulton county schools for a period of 17 years. He had been a resident of this city for ten years, coming here from Leiters Ford.
Ralph L., son of James H. and Nellie MURRAY was born Mar. 9, 1900 in Pulaski county. He was married to Inez STUBBS on March 20, 1920 at Rochester. Mr. Murray attended the Valparaiso University and was a graduate of Ball State college.
Survivors are his wife; four sons, Ronald and Larry, all of Rochester, Avaughn, of Leiters Ford and Arnold [MURRAY], also of this city; his mother, Mrs. Nellie J. MURRAY; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ada MUMMERT of Covington, Ga.; and two brothers, Clifford Chapman MURRAY and Orval C. MURRAY, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Baptist church. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to the residence this evening.

Monday, March 27, 1950

George O. Hazlett
George O. HAZLETT, local farmer and orchard operator, died Saturday afternoon at his home west of Rochester near the city park. He had been ill since Nov. 1, 1949.
Born May 10, 1870 in Clinton county, Indiana, he had lived in the vicinity of Rochester for 33 years, moving here from Fulton.
His parents were Josiah and Harriet (SHARP) HAZLETT.
Hazlett was twice married, first to Ida SWANK in Lafayette, Jan. 22, 1892, who preceded in death in 1918. The second marriage was to Winifred IZZARD BABCOCK on February 3, 1920.
He has been a member of the United Brethren church in Fulton since 1910.
Survivors include his wife; two [sic] sons, Dr. Peter J. HAZLETT, North Judson; brother L. A. HAZLETT, Wooster, Ohio; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. A daughter, Verna [HAZLETT], preceded in death in 1923 and a son, Byron [HAZLETT], in 1935.
The last rites will be conducted from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. George CRANE in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.
The body will remain in the funeral home where friends may call.

Edna Zeider
Mrs. Edna ZEIDER, 63, Kewanna, died early Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Friday.
Born Aug. 17, 1887, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John ENYEART. She was married March 9, 1927, to Samuel ZEIDER.
Survivors include the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Florance KEMBEDLING and Mrs. Bertha PILLAMAN, both of Logansport; a son, John Beard [ZEIDER], Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle STITCH, Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna. The Rev. Henry BOLGER ill officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery there.

Tuesday, March 28, 1950

George O. Hazlett
Funeral services for George O. HAZLETT, who died Saturday, were held this afternoon in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Burial was made in the Citizens cemetry.
Survivors include the wife; two sons, Dr. Peter J. HAZLETT, Marion, Jerome HAZLETT, North Judson; a brother, L. A. HAZLETT, Wooster, O., six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Franklin Kercher
Franklin KERCHER, 89, Akron, was found dead in his daughter's back yard early this morning. An ardent basketball fan, he had attended an athletic banquet at the near-by high school gym Monday evening and physicians believed that he suffered a heart attack while returning to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles TATMAN.
He was born Aug. 18, 1860, in Pennsylvania, the son of Fred and Elizabeth KERCHER. A retired carpenter, he resided in Gilead for many years before coming to Akron.
Survivors include Mrs. Tatman, Mrs. Orpha GRAHAM, Peru; three grandchildren; a half-brother, Charles KERCHER, Gilead; and a half-sister, Mrs. Elizabeth FAUROTE, Macy.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron. Funeral arrangements are pending.

James E. Babcock
A. E. BABCOCK has returned home from spending the winter months at Bradenton Beach, Fla., where he was the guest of his twin brother, James R. BABCOCK.
Both he and his brother were called back to Indiana by the accidental death of James E. BABCOCK, Anderson, who was killed in an auto-bus crash in Indianapolis, Friday, March 24. James E. was the son of the local man's twin brother.
The accident victim, who was buried last Monday in Anderson was the owner of the Guarantee Cleaning Co. of Anderson.
A. E. Babcock and his brother flew back to Indianapolis last Friday and then went to Anderson where they attended the funeral rites.

Lucille Lambert
Mrs. Lucille LAMBERT, 46, died at 3:15 this morning in a hospital in Warsaw. Death was attributed to a heart attack suffered a few hours earlier. Mrs. Lambert has been in ill health for a number of years. She was visiting in the home of a niece, Mrs. Juanita TEGHTMEYER, of Warsaw, when stricken.
Lucille BRYANT, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth BRYANT, was born in Athens Jan. 28, 1904. She was married to Floyd LAMBERT in February, 1923. She had lived in and near South Bend for the past 25 years.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter, Howard and Billy [LAMBERT] and Mrs. Ethel SULT, all of New Carlisle, Ind; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bryant, of Mishawaka; four sisters and one brother, Mrs. Ethel HUNGATE and Mrs. Eldora [sic], of Mishawaka, Mrs. Beulah WOOD of Osceola, Mrs. Tressie WALTZ of Hunting [sic], and Guy BRYANT, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held in the Bubb funeral chapel in Mishawaka, Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Athens cemetery.

Wednesday, March 29, 1950

Lillie Emma Lambert
Mrs. Lillie Emma LAMBERT, aged 46, of New Carlisle, a native of Athens, died suddenly of a heart ailment Tuesday in the home of a friend, Mrs. Clarence TEHLMEYER, of Wrsaw, Ind., with whom she had been visiting.
The daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth BRYANT, she was born near Athens January 28, 1904. Her marriage to Floyd LAMBERT took, place in 1923. She had [been] residing in St. Joseph county, Indiana for a number of years.
Survivors are two sons, Howard [LAMBERT], New Carlisle, Billy [LAMBERT], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Harley SULT of New Carlisle; the mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bryant, Mishawaka; a brother and four sisters, Guy BRYANT, this city; Mrs. Granville HANGATE, Mishawaka; Mrs. Omer WALTZ, of Huntington; Mrs. Rex WOODS, Osceola; Mrs. Leo SCHALK, Mishawaka; two grandchildren.
She was a member of the Church of God, Athens. Friends may call in the Bubb chapel in Mishawaka after 4 p.m. today. Rites will be there Thursday at 1 p.m. Reverend Mr. MILLER, pastor of the Holy Pilgrim church of New Carlisle, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery in Athens.

Robert G. Orr
Funeral services for Robert G. ORR, 71, South Bend, a native of Rochester were held today at the Thallemer Funeral Home, Mishawaka. Burial was made in Southlawn cemetery, South Bend. He died Monday following a six-weeks' illness.
Born here August 27, 1878, he had lived in South Bend and Mishawaka for the past 28 years. He was a retired decorator for the school city in South Bend.
The Orr home here was at 1121 S. Monroe street. He was married here April 22, 1901, to Anna Mae ROUCH, who died five years ago.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. I. O. TITUS; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, all of South Bend. A brother, Eldridge ORR, with whom he was in the decorating business in this city for many years, preceded him in death.

George Overmyer
Funeral services for George OVERMYER, 65, Griffith, former Leiters Ford and Loyal resident, were held today at Highland. Death came Sunday from a heart attack.
Born July 3, 1884, near Culver, he had been an Erie Railroad employee 44 years. Survivors include the wife; a daughter at home, and a sister, Mrs. Fred WAGONER, 1114 Monroe St., Rochester.

Thursday, March 30, 1950

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Friday, March 31, 1950

Leone Clouse
Mrs. Leone CLOUSE, 46, 1325 Hanna St., Fort Wayne, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at her home following a five-monhs illness.
Born Dec. 27, 1904, at Rochester, she was the daughter of Joseph and Effie (GILBERT) HUNTER and had lived in Fort Wayne for the past five years.
Her father and mother and husband preceded her in death.
A member of the Church of God, she is survived by two sons, Allen [CLOUSE], North Manchester, and Wallace [CLOUSE], Jr., South Whitley; two daughters, Beverly and Gayline [CLOUSE], at home; a sister, Beatrice SLAYBAUGH; a brother, Rex HUNTER, Rochester; a half-brother, Ed HUNTER, South Bend; and six granddaughters.
Friends may call at the Rodenback and Rook funeral home threre after 2 p.m. this afternoon. Final rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. W. W. BREWER will officiate and burial will be at te South Whitley cemetery.

Infant Winterrowd
Short prayer services for the infant son of Robert and Betty WINTERROWD, 111 1/2 W. Eighth St., who died at birth this morning in Woodlawn Hospital, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral Home.
The Rev. William E. HUGHES will officiate and burial will be at Tyner.
Survivors include the parents; a sister, Darlene [WINTERROWD], and two brothers, Dennis and Michael [WINTERROWD].

Saturday, April 1, 1950

Noah Martin
Word of the death of Noah MARTIN, former resident of Fulton, was received today by relatives. He expired at 2 p.m. Wednesday at an institution for the blind at Mercer, Pennsylvania.
Final rites and burial will be in Sharon, Pa.
A native of Fulton county he moved to Mercer several years ago. His wife, the former Mae MARRS of Fulton, and two sons preceded him in death.
Mr. Martin at one time operated a restaurant here in Rochester. It was in the same location as the Hawkins cafe and at that time it was known as the Lamson restaurant, according to information received from one of the city's older residents. The informant stated that Martin's home-made pancakes were the best he ever ate.

Monday, April 3, 1950

Mary Maude Sanders
Mrs. Mary Maude SANDERS, who resides three miles east of Fulton, died 11 a.m. today at her home. She had been in ill health for the past six months. Her entire life was spent in Liberty township where she had many friends.
Maude [KOFFEL], daughter of A. E. and Ella (PENCE) KOFFEL, was born in Liberty township on Jan. 18, 1885. In November 20, 1905 she was married to Albert SANDERS. Mrs. Sanders was a member of the EUB church of Fulton.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lala HANEY, of Champaign, Ill.; Mrs Charlotte KWADER, Pioneer, Ohio; two grandchildren; her father, A. E. Koffel, of near Fulton; two brothers, Roy KOFFEL, Logansport, Dr. A. E. KOFFEL, West Bend, Wis., and two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia CONN, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Mrs. Edna MILLER, of near Fulton.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Fulton EUB church. Rev. M. E. REED, will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be removed from the Ditmire Funeral home to the Sanders residence Tuesday noon, where friends may call.

Jacob Eisenman
Jacob EISENMAN, 75, life-long resident of Fulton county passed away 8:20 p.m. today at his residence 1626 South Main street. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past three weeks. Mr. Eisenman had been a resident of Rochester for the past 35 years and had many friends throughout the county.
He was born August 20, 1874 on a farm nine miles southwest of this city. He was married to Eulla Belle GARBERSON on March 28, 1901. His parents were George and Margaret (REEP) EISENMAN. He was engaged in farming throughout his entire life.
Survivors are two sons, Howard [EISENMAN], of Rochester; Floyd [EISENMAN], of Waterloo, Iowa and a daughter, Mrs. Viola KENNEDY, of South Bend, and eight grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death in 1945. A daughter died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home. The Rev. George CRANE, of Rochester, will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will be removed from the funeral home to the residence at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 4, 1950

Clarence McCall
Walter McCALL and Miss Blanche HISEY early today received word of the death of their brother and cousin, Clarence McCALL, of Vancouver, Wash.
Mr. McCall, 66, who passed away at 6 p.m. Monday was born and reared on a farm near Talma. At the time of his death he was engaged in the contracting business. Funeral services are to be held at Vancouver. Ernest McCALL, of Marion, Ind., former News-Sentinel employee is also a brother of the deceased.

John Epler
Ralph STEPP, of this city, was called to Winamac Tuesday afternoon by the death of his grandfather, John EPLER, 81. Mr. Epler passed away at noon today. He had many friends throughout Kewanna and Bruce Lake as well as in Pulaski county.

Wednesday, April 5, 1950

Rose Rauschke
Charles RAUSCHKE received word today of the death of his step-mother, Mrs. Rose RAUSCHKE, 63, who passed away this morning at St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington.
A Bloomington resident, she had been ill with cancer for 1 1/2 years. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Luther Walter
Word was received late Tuesday afternoon of the death of a former resident, Luther WALTER, of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. He passed away in the Napoleon (Ohio) Hospital at 3:20 p.m. yesterday following a heart attack suffered Monday evening.
Luther, son of Robert H. and Stella WALTER was born in Napoleon, Ohio on June 19, 1911. He, with his parents moved to Rochester where he graduated from the RHS in 1929. He also attended the Valparaiso University. Later he moved to Lima, Ohio where he was employed for several years. Later he was associated in the furniture and undertaking business with his father at Ridgeville Corners, O. While residents of Rochester the elder Mr. Walter was employed with the Val Zimmerman Funeral Home.
In June of 1935, Luther was married to Clara MICHAELS of Lima, Ohio. The ceremony was performed by the late Rev. SCHROER, of this city. Two children, Carol Ann and Larry WALTER were born to this union.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. WALTER, of Liberty Center, O.; his wife and two children, at home; a brother, Robert [WALTER], Liberty Center, O.; and three sisters, Mrs. Stella Marie HOFFMAN, of Ridgeville Corners, Mrs. Don SMILEY and Mrs. Don MUSSELMAN, both of Rochester.
Funeral arrangements were not announced.

Flaura Moore
Funeral services for Mrs. Flaura MOORE, 85, Athens, who died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Nursing Home, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Athens EUB Church.
The Rev. George CRANE, assisted by the Rev. Mrs. RISLEY, will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery there.
The body will be taken to the residence from the Foster Funeral Home this afternoon.
Mrs. Moore, who had been ill several weeks, was born Feb. 13, 1865, near Athens, the daughter of Benjamin and Nancy MOORE. She was married Aug. 12, 1882, to John A. MOORE who preceded her in death.
A member of the Progressive Brethren Church, she is survived by the following children.:
Harley [MOORE], Winamac; Arhur [MOORE], of Huntington; Benjamin [MOORE], South Bend; Daniel [MOORE], Peru; Mrs. Gertrude McGEE, Athens; Mrs. Reatha RHINEHOLD, Winamac; thirty-four grandchildren, sixty-three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A son and daughter preceded her in death.

Wilbert R. Elliott
Wilbert R. ELLIOTT, 76, well-known farmer residing about 4 miles southwest of Fulton, passed away 4:30 Tuesday afternoon at his home. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Elliott had been a resident of that community throughout his entire life and had many friends throughout both Cass and Fulton counties.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Myrtle McCAGHEY, of the Fletcher Lake community; two daughters, Mrs. Lottie AKMAN, of Des Plaines, Ill.; Mrs. Margaret YORK, of Panama City, Panama; a granddaugetr, Judy ALLMAN [sic]; a sister, Mrs. Ike WILSON, of Lucerne and two brothers, Albert [ELLIOTT], of Lucerne and Elmer [ELLIOTT], of Logansport. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from the daughter in Panama.

Thursday, April 6, 1950

Wilbert R. Elliott
Funeral services for Wilbert R. ELLIOTT, who passed away Tuesday afternoon at his home in the Fletcher Lake neighborhood, will be held Friday 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian church at Lucerne. Rev. Campbell LONG will officiate and burial will be in a Logansport Mt. Hope cemetery.
Mrs. Earl YORK, who resides in Panama City, Panama was notified of her father's death Tuesday evening. She arrived at a Chicago airport at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Friday, April 7, 1950

Luther W. Walter
Funeral services for Luther W. WALTER will be held at the Lutheran Church, Ridgeville Corners, O., at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Timothy B. Baker
Timothy B. BAKER, prominent resident passed away 1:40 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since last Monday. His death was attributed to a coronary embolism. The Baker residence is at 1204 South Main, this city.
Mr. Baker had many friends throughout the county and adjacent counties.
He was the son of Henry and Laura (SILLS) BAKER. His wife was formerly Marie LOW.
Survivors are his wife, at home; his mother, Mrs. Laura BAKER, North Manchester, and a brother, Verl BAKER, Calgara, Canada.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 3 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Thos. LUKE of the Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body will be taken to the Baker rsidence at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 8, 1950

Mrs. Jacob Bock
Mrs. E. R. MATTICE was notified yestrday of the sudden death of her mother, Mrs. Jacob BOCK, of Chicago. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon in Chicago. The local woman left imediately for Chicago.

Susan Garland
Mrs. Susan GARLAND, 85, native of White county, died at 9:20 o'clock last night at the home of a granddaghter, Mrs. Albert BOOCHER, eight miles west of here on Road 14. She had been ill a month.
She had lived here three years, coming from Monterey.
Born [Susan WEAVER] July 10, 1864, in Monticello, she was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah WEAVER. She was married Jan. 18, 1887, in Monticello to George A. GARLAND. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Monticello.
Survivors are three sons and three daughters; William [GARLAND], Knox; Silas [GARLAND], South Bend; George [GARLAND], Hobart; Mrs. Catherine BARKMAN, of this city; Mrs. Goldie CALHOUN, Monterey; Mrs. Mae BENNER, Peru; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; three brothers and a sister, Otis WEAVER, LaFontaine, Ind.; Grover WEAVER, California; John [WEAVER], Washington; Mrs. Rosa SMITH, New Castle. Two sons, Omer [GARLAND] and Joseph [GARLAND], and her husband preceded her in death.
The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call. Rites, Monday, will be at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church here. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport.

Monday, April 10, 1950

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Tuesday, April 11, 1950

Henry Moyer Speyer
Funeral services for Henry Moyer SPEYER, 86, retired Culver businessman, who died at the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Monday, will be held one p.m. Wednesday at the Easterday funeral home, Culver. Mr. Speyer had many friends throughout Fulton county.
Mr. Speyer was born Sept. 2, 1863 in Boston, Mass., and came to Plymouth as a boy. Later he moved to Culver where he operated the Speyer general store for a long number of years.
Survivors are four daghters, Miss Pauline [SPEYER], of Culver; Mrs. Ruth SHAW, Escanaba, Mich.; Mrs. Helen RHODES, of Belmont, N.J. and Mrs. Marjorie REYNOLDS, South Bend; three sons, George [SPEYER], Culver; Harry [SPEYER], South Bend and Jack [SPEYER], Belmont, N.H. His wife, Mary PEEPLES SPEYER, preceded him in death several years ago.

Wednesday, April 12, 1950

Margaret Pearl Biddinger
Mrs. Margaret Pearl BIDDINGER, 64, passed away 6 a.m. today at her home, 309 E. 14th street, this city. She had been in failing health for several months from a heart ailment.
Mrs. Biddinger was born [Margaret Pearl DURR] March 26, 1886, at Leiters Ford, Ind., the daughter of Albert V. and Mary Alice (WIDEMAN) DURR. She was married to Cleave BIDDINGER on Jan. 24, 1906, at Leiters Ford. The Biddingers have been residents of Rochester for 22 years. She was a member of the Rochester Christian church, the Missionary Society and a graduate of the Leiters Ford high school. She taught a Sunday scool class at the Christian church until ill health forced her retirement.
Survivors are the husband, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Carol LECHLER, Rochester; two sons, Kermit [BIDDINGER], this city; Robert [BIDDINGER], Chicago Heights; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Maude SALES, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Zella WILLIAMS and Mrs. Mary HOLTZ, both of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Dessie NEWCOMBER, Rochester, and two [sic] brothers, Guy DURR, Medford, Ore.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Christian church with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Biddinger residence at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Charles A. Nafe
Mr. and Mrs. Earl NAFE were called to Chicago Saturday to attend the funeral of his brother, Charles A. NAFE, of 4842 Blackstone Ave.
The deceased was the son of James H. and Sarah NAFE. Other survivors include the wife and three daughters, Margaret NAFE ELTZELL, at home, Isabel WILLIAMS, Chicago, and Mrs. Helen OSBORN, Michigan City; a son, Charles A. NAFE, Jr., San Francisco; two grandsons and one great-grandson.

Thursday, April 13, 1950

Curtis Croussore
A kerosene explosion early Wednesday morning proved fatal to Curtis CROUSSORE, 63, 715 E. 12th Street.
Croussore, a foundry worker, died at 5:10 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital, less than 10 hours after a fuel can exploded in his hands. He was starting a fire in the kitchen stove when the accident occurred.
A resident here 42 years, he was a native of Howard County, born April 18, 1887, the son of James and Mary BERRY CROUSSORE. In 1909 he was married to Margaret Ella EYTCHESON.
A member of the Nazarene church here, he is survived by the wife; four sons and five [sic] daughters, James [CROUSSORE], Bremen; Harley, Curtis, and Steven [CROUSSORE], Rochester; Mrs. Bernice QUINN, Mrs. Edith MERRILL, Mrs. Mary Josephine BLUE, Bremen; a brother and two sisters, Steven [CROUSSORE], Lafayette; Mrs. Clara CONLEY and Mrs. Sylvia FLANEGAN, Lafayette; and twelve grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home where friends may call. Rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nazarene Church. The Rev. H. M. SAGARSEE will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Earl Bair
Funeral services for I. Earl BAIR, 60, Indianapolis, and a native of Kewanna, were held in Indianapolis today. Bair, a U. S. Navy veteran, died Sunday evening at his home there following a one-year illness.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah BAIR and served 18 years in the Navy. After retiring he settled in Indianapolis where he was head bookkeeper for a lumber company until ill health forced his resignation.
A member of the Methodist church, he was married to Bessie MILLER of Zionsville.
Survivors include the wife, a daughter, Mrs. Harry BOWMAN, Noblesville; two grandsons; a brother, Theodore [BAIR], South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Claud WELLER, Kewanna, Mrs. Edna MASON, Winamac, and Mrs. Bertha FORREST, Dearfield, Ohio.
Mrs. Weller and Mrs. Mason attended rites.

Friday, April 14, 1950

Garnet Ginn
The Feb. 27 death of Miss Garnet GINN, 33-year-old Portland high school teacher and former resident of Fulton County, has been revealed as murder--a cold blooded murder by a calculating killer who went to elaborate pains to try to cloak his crime as a suicide, the Indianapolis Star reported today.
The body of Miss Ginn was exhumed Wednesday from the Akron cemetery and transported 100 miles to Indianapolis for the autopsey, authorized by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Estil GINN of Mt. Summit.
Ginn, who with his family formerly lived near Athens, telephoned The News-Sentinel the day after his daughter's body was found suspended from the door handle of her car at Portland to insist that her death was not suicide.
Jay County Coroner Donald E. SPAHR gave strangulation as the cause of the death but did not indicate it to be either suicide or homicide.
The autopsy showed she was struck seven times on the head with a club or other weapon without a sharp edge. One savage blow over the left ear could have been made with a revolver butt.
According to deductions, Miss Ginn was the victim of an assailant who sprang from the darkness in her garage to assault her murderously when she drove home from a sorority party the night of Feb. 27.
Lending color to the original appearance of suicide was the report that a sewing machine belt found twisted around her neck, was missing from the machine in her apartment.
The teacher's father, well-known in Fulton County, insisted from the beginning, however, that his daughter did not own a sewing machine.
The autopsy solved the question of death, only to present another more baffling. Police are still without important clues or a motive for the murder.

Arthur Allen
Funeral services for Arthur ALLEN, of Warsaw, will be Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the [Rochester] I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, April 15, 1950

Clara Biddinger
Among the out-of-town people who attended the funeral services Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Clara BIDDINGER were: Mr. and Mrs. Ray WILLIAMS, Mr. Carl HOLTS of Toledo, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BIDDINGER of East Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Joe SENKO, Mrs. Art FORMILLER and daughter and Mrs. Bessie KOLK of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Robert BIDDINGER and daughter of Chicago Heights; Guy DURR of South Bend; Mrs. Wanda MAHLER, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence HACKETT of Culver; Mrs. Stephen SAVAGE, Mrs. Howard AULT, Mrs. Cleave CRABB, Mr. and Mrs. Earl LAWSON, Mrs. CASTLEMAN, Mr. and Mrs. John SALES all of Leiters Ford; Mr. and Mrs. George JENKINS of Macy and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil FIELDS of Grass Creek.

Monday, April 17, 1950

Lt. James N. Norris
Washington, April 17. (INS) --A military funeral was arranged today for Lt. James N. NORRIS, 28, of Rochester, Ind., navy reserve pilot, killed when his fighter plane crashed and burned Sunday.
Norris will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac from Washington following services at 10 a.m. Thursday. Members of his reserve squadron 661 will act as pallbearers.
The pilot was returning to Webster Field, Md., from bombing target practice when his Navy F-6-F hellcat nosed over and burst into flames.
Fellow pilots in the flight he was leading said he may have misjudged the landing or may have been caught in a downdraft. A board of inquiry is to be appointed to determine the cause of the accident.
Lt. James M. [sic] NORRIS, 28 years old, a Naval air reservist, was killed yesterday when his Hellcat fighter crashed near the Patuxent Naval Air Station, Maryland.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo NORRIS, who live on a farm near here, were notified his ship spun in making a landing.
Lt. Norris, a native of Fulton county, lived at Silver Spring, Md. He was a gradate student at the University of Maryland.
He also was a graduate of Richland Center (Ind.) high school and attended Purdue University before enlisting in the Naval Air Corps.
He had been attached to the air reserve training unit at the Anaconda Naval Air Training Station, Washington, D.C., since 1947.
During the war, Norris served at various naval air training stations in Illinois, Florida and Texas, and was attached for a time to an operating squadron at Daytona Beach, Fla. Officials said he had some fleet experience.
His was the lead plane of a group of air fighters that left the Anacosta station at 9 a.m. yesterday for boming and rocket practice.
Witnesses to the accident said he made a "typical carrier approach" when attempting to land at Webster Field, making a right turn onto the field.
Officials said there was a possibility his plane may have been caught by a sudden downdraft. The left wing hit the ground, causing the ship to overturn and crash. It exploded immediately.
Other survivors are the widow, Mrs. Dorothy HICKMAN NORRIS; a son, Preston NORRIS; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille FISHER, Bremen, and Mrs. Betty MILLER, Rochester, and four brothers, Nelson NORRIS, Wheaton, Ill., Cecil NORRIS, Aurora; Manford NORRIS, Omaha, Neb., and Wendell NORRIS, Rochester.
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made, but burial probably will be in Arlington national Cemetery at Washington.

Mary Ella Fellers
Mrs. Mary Ella FELLERS, 79, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday at her home in Akron. She had been ill three years.
Born [Mary Ella KERCHER] in Akron March 7, 1871, she was the daughter of William and [Sussannah] (DICKERHOFF) KERCHER. She was married to Eron D. FELLERS and was a member of he Christian Church.
Survivors include the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Ada L. PEARSON, Toledo, O., Mrs. Waneta Pearl LOHER, Akron; a son, Kenneth V. FELLERS; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a son died in infancy. A brother, Charles FELLERS, and a sister, Minnie GROSS, also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery there.

Tuesday, April 18, 1950

[no obits]

Wednesday, April 19, 1950

Ada Faith Doutt
Mrs. Ada Faith DOUTT, 47, life-long resident of Argos and vicinity passed away at 2:30 a.m. today in the Sherman nursing home, Plymouth. She had been seriously ill for several weeks.
She was born June 26, 1882 in Noble county, Indiana. Her husband Clayton DOUTT to whom she was wed in 1901 preceded her in death in 1948. Mrs. Doutt was a member of the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.
Survivors are six children; Carl DOUTT, Rockwood, Mich; Ray DOUTT, Chicago; Everett DOUTT, Beach City, Ohio; Mrs. Evelyn CRANE, Bourbon; Mrs. Dorothy BAIRD, Fulton; Gerald DOUTT, Osceola; a sister, Mrs. Goldie RUFFING, Argos; a brother, Dan STULTZ, Argos and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services Friday 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, with Rev. Robert COVERT officiating. Burial will be in the Maple [Grove] cemetery. The body is at the Grossman home.

Thursday, April 20, 1950

Bertha Burgess
Mrs. Bertha BURGESS, 60, Star City, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been a patient for more than a year. She had been ill 10 years.
Born [Bertha HILDEBRAND] July 27, 1889, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Frank and Ella (BURLEY) HILDEBRAND and was married to C. H. BURGESS Feb. 19, 1908.
A member of the Methodist church, she had lived in Star City more than 50 years.
Survivirs include a brother, Frank HILDEBRAND, Marion; a sister, Mrs. Mamie LEBO, South Bend; one half-sister, Mrs. Edna THOMAS, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Naomi SMALL, Gary.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fry and Lange Funeral Home, Winamac. The Rev. Gordon CLEWS will officiate and burial will be in the Star City cemetery.

Friday, April 21, 1950

Robert E. Florence
Funeral services were planned for 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Plymouth for Robert E. FLORENCE, 30, Gary, a native of Richland Center, who was crushed to death Wednesday when his dump-truck load carrier collapsed on him at Gary.
Services are scheduled at the home of his mother, Mrs. Bertha FLORENCE, and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
A Gary resident for 15 years, Florence was employed as fireman for the E. J. & E. railroad and was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.
He was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Richland Center, to Mr. and Mrs. A. FLORENCE.
Survivors include his widow, Margaret [FLORENCE], and a son, Herschel [FLORENCE], all of Plymouth, and sisters, Mrs. Clayton HOOVER, South Bend, and Mrs. Kenneth MITCHELL, Mishawaka.

James Harrison
Mrs. Norman STONER today received word of the death of her brother-in-law, James HARRISON, of Tacoma, Wash. He was a former resident of Fulton county. Rites and burial were to be in Tacoma.

Harry H. LaBelle
Rochester friends today received word of the death of Harry H. LaBELLE, 73, which occurred yesterday at his home in Anderson, Ind.
Mr. LaBelle, a linotype operator, was employed by the Van Trump Co. for several years and left Rochester about 30 years ago. For a number of years he was employed on the Marion Leader and later on an Anderson newspaper. At the time of his death he was secretary of the Madison Labor Council. Mr. LaBelle was acive in the Anderson Elks, Shrine and Masonic order.
Funeral arrangements will not be announced until his widow returns from California, it was stated.

Saturday, April 22, 1950

George A. Richardson
Mrs. Grace BUTLER, Rochester, has received word of the death of her brother, George A. RICHARDSON, 69, of Denver, Colorado, which occurred at 5 p.m. Friday in a hospital there. He had been ill six years.
Born Sept. 18, 1880, in Fulton County, Mr. Richardson moved to Colorado 40 years ago. A painter, he was the son of William E. and Agnes RICHARDSON.
Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Hattie DUNDAY, Springfield, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
Services and burial will be in Denver.

Daurcy S. Smith
Daurcy S. SMITH, 70, died at 10 a.m. today at his home, one mile north of Rochester, following an illness of two years.
A retired carpenter, he was born Sept. 27, 1880, in Pennsylvania, and moved to this community from Culver 23 years ago. He was the son of George and Louise SMITH and on Oct. 25, 1903, he was married to Della RUSH at Mishawaka. He was a member of the Trinity EUB church.
Survivors include the wife; two sisters, Mrs. Merrell EDWARDS, Waukegan, Ill., and Mrs. William CLEARY, Benton Harbor, Mich.; a brother, Arthur [SMITH], of Niles, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster Funeral Home. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friiends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, April 24, 1950

Amos Fisher
Amos FISHER, 92, died at the Fulton County Home at 6 a.m. today.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tues. at the Foster Funeral Home. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery. Friends may [call] at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 25, 1950

Bertha Harkin
Final rites of Bertha HARKIN, 50, of route 2, Peru, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Corinth Brethren church. The Rev. Robert SINK assisted by the Rev. Gilbert MAUS, will be in charge. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery.
Mrs. Harkin died Monday at 12:30 a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Norman FISHER. She had been ill six months.
Born [Bertha LENTNER] July 23, 1890, in Pittsburg, Ind., and was the daughter of Charles and Lida (ARMSTRONG) LENTNER. She and her husband, Michael HARKIN, whom she married in 1912 at Delphi, moved to this vicinity from Flora 18 years ago. Mrs. Harkin was a member of the Corinth Church.
Surviving with her husband are the daughter, Mrs. Fisher, of Peru; two sons, Michael Charles and Joseph Douglass HARKIN, of Hammond; five grandchildren; two brothers, Roy LENTNER, Gary; and Clarence LENTNER, Kokomo; four sisters, Mrs. Charles SHEETS, Lafayette; Mrs. Clyde BUTLER, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Hubert DAVIS, Ft. Wayne; and Mrs. Carl QUICK, Rochester. Two brothers are deceased.
The body remains at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the hour of services.

Rebekah Pownall
Mrs. Rebekah POWNALL, of Grass Creek, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home wher she had been a patient since April 12.
The body was taken to the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Clara Jane Long
Mrs. Clara Jane LONG, a native of Rochester, died at 8 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred STEEB, 109 Woodward Ave., LaPorte. Sixty-four years old, she had been ill for the past year.
Born [Clara Jane FAULSTICH] August 9, 1885, here, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth FAULSTICH and on June 4, 1901, at Leiters Ford, was married to Bert W. LONG.
She moved to LaPorte three years ago from Monterey.
Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Steeb; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth REINHOLT, Buchanan, Mich.; and a brother, Frank FAULSTICH, Monterey.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster Funeral Home, Rochester. The Rev. Paul SCHWANN will officiate and burial will be in the Monterey cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 26, 1950

Lydia Alice Zerbe
Mrs. Lydia Alice ZERBE, aged 83, of 941 South 23rd street, South Bend, a former farm resident of Richland township, died in a nursing home in South Bend Tuesday after an illness of eight months.
She was born in White county, Indiana, Jan. 4, 1867, and has resided in South Bend for 15 years. Her husband, George W. ZERBE, died in 1929.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence WILSON and Mrs. Walter BALDRIDGE both of South Bend, a brother, Elijah HARP, Lafayette, two sisters, Mrs. Della NELSON of Brookston and Mrs. Mae ARMSTRONG of Detroit, Mich., and four grandchildren.
The body will rest at the Hollis fneral home in South Bend,until funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in River Park Methodist church. Rev. Carl E. BOSSE will officiate. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows lodge cemetery at Richland Center.

Rebecca Agnes Pownall
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Agnes POWNALL, 80, Grass Creek, who died early Tuesday at the Rochester Nursing Home, will be held Friday afternoon at the Grass Creek EUB church, of which she was a member.
The Rev. Charles ROBERT will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna.
Born [Rebecca Agnes SNYDER] in Wayne township, Fulton county, June 28, 1869, she was the daughter of Jacob and Lovina MILLER SNYDER. She was married on February 13, 1895, to Sidney POWNALL.
Suvivors are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Russell DIVELEY, Grass Creek; one son, Hobart P. POWNALL, Niles, Mich.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jane MARSH, Kewanna; one brother, Charles SNYDER, Logansport.

Thursday, April 27, 1950

Rose Ringler
Mrs. Rose RINGLER, 74, Logansport, mother of Raymond RINGLER, Kewanna, died at St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport Wednesday evening. She had been a patient there one week.
A native of Strawn, Ill., she was born April 22, 1876. Her parents were Joseph and Barbara MEISTER KUNTZ. Mrs. Ringler was a member of St. Rose church at Strawn.
Survivors include two other sons, Harold RINGLER, Orlando, Fla.; Frank RINGLER, Strawn, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Helen MYERS with whom Mrs. Ringler made her home; Mrs. Laura SHEPPLEMEN, Gibson City, Ill.; and Mrs. Myrtie MILLER, Santiago, Calif.; eight grandchildren; one brother, John KUNTZ, and a sister, Mrs. Mary GULBERG, both of Strawn, Ill.
Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home. Final rites are incomplete.

Friday, April 28, 1950

Wright Infant
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Otto WRIGHT, of Silver Lake, died at birth today in Woodlawn ospital. Final rites are pending.

Saturday, April 29, 1950

Claude Emmond Gaerte
Claude Emmond GAERTE, 54, died suddenly from a heart attack Friday afternoon at his home, Route 1, Akron. A farmer, he was born June 19, 1895, at Macy, the son of John and Deliah (GOGG) GAERTE. He was married to Catherine MICHAEL at Anderson Dec. 11, 1928.
He resided in the Akron community all his life, with the exception of 13 years when he was employed by General Motors at Anderson.
Survivors include the wife at home; a son, Earl [GAERTE], at home; a son, Arden [GAERTE], a daughter, Mrs. Ruby SEVERN, Elkhart, by a previous marriage, and a brother, Roy GAERTE, of North Manchester.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. (CST) Monday at the Akron Methodist Church. The Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER, assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, will officiate, and burial will be in the Brookside cemetery at Lapel.
Friends may call at the residence after 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, May 1, 1950

Chief PMC Robert T. Brunk
Chief PMC Robert T. BRUNK, USN, Fulton county's first veteran to see combat in World War II, died from automobile accident injuries Saturday night in a California hospital.
Brunk, who was stationed at Long Beach, was present during the Pearl Harbor attack Dec. 7, 1941 and later participated in the battle of Midway Island. He was preparing to go overseas agan when the accident occurred.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. BRUNK, of Long Beach, who formerly lived in Kewanna. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Emaline FRAZIER, Kewanna; a brother, Jack S. BRUNK, Long Beach; Mrs. Emma B. SMITH, Long Beach, and two nieces in Kewanna.
The body will be returned to Kewanna where military rites will be conducted.

Aleta Steininger
Mrs. Aleta STEININGER, 73. Athens, died at Woodlawn Hospital at 3:30 a.m. Sunday following an illness of six months. She had been in critical condition for 10 days.
The daughter of Abram and Margaret KEEL, she [Aleta KEEL] was born Oct. 14, 1877, in Hancock county, Ohio. On April 16, 1896, she was married to William H. STEININGER. The family came to Athens from Wisconsin 12 years ago. The deceased was a member of the Evangelical church at Mt. Cory, Ohio.
Surviving with her husband are three sons; Carl [STEININGER], Wausaukee, Wis., Ralph G. [STEINNGER], Mt. Cory; and Dwight [STEININGER], Leiters Ford; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a sister, Miss Grace KEEL, Finley, O.
Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home where rites were to be conducted at 2 p.m. (DST) today by the Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY.
On Tuesday morning the body will be taken to Mt. Cory, Ohio, where final services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Benton Ridge cemetery there.

Laura Elizabeth Bucher
Mrs. Laura Elizabeth BUCHER, of near the Rock Lake community northeast of Akron, died Sunday evening 7 p.m. from a cerebral hemorrhage which she suffered last Tuesday. She had many friends throughout the eastern section of the county, where she had resided for the past five years.
She [Laura Elizabeth RICE] was born in Wabash county on Sept. 23, 1901, the daughter of William and Malinda RICE. On May 18, 1918 she was married to Rollie BUCHER. Mrs. Bucher was a member of the Silver Creek Bethel church.
Survivors are her husband; a son, Frank W. [BUCHER], Silver Lake; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie REPLOGLE, Middlebury, Ind.; Mrs. Albert MODAFF, Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Arthur HIGLEY, Port Clinton, Ohio; two brothers, Charles RICE, Muskegon Heights, Mich.; and William RICE, Goshen.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. (CST) at the Silver Creek Bethel church with the Rev. Frank HANLEY officiating. Burial will be in an adjoining cemetery. The body will be removed to the residence from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, May 2, 1950

Alma Shobe
Rochester relatives received word this afternoon of the death of Mrs. Alma SHOBE, former resident of this city, who passed away during the noon hour today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto CARLSON, of Indianapolis.
Mrs. Shobe had been a resident of this city for a long number of years, residing at her home on West 8th street until it was partially destroyed by fire about 18 months ago. Since that time she had made her home with her daughter.
The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here this evening and a full obituary will be published in Wednesday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, May 3, 1950

Alma Jane Shobe
Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Jane SHOBE, who passed away 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto CARLSON, Indianapolis, will be held Thursday 1:30 p.m. (DST) at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Mrs. Shobe had been residing with her daughter for the past several months and she had been in ill health for over a year. She had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county where she had resided throughout her entire life.
Mrs. Shobe was born June 12, 1867 at Tiosa, the daughter of George and Jane PERSCHBACHER. In 1888 she was married to Cyrus SHOBE who preceded her in death in 1932. Mrs. Shobe was a member of the St. Johns Lutheran church, of this city, and was an active worker in that religious organization.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Frances CARLSON, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Harriett BONINE, Rochester; a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Paul SCHWANS of the Lutheran church will have charge of the final rites and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of this city. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Rev. James A. Landis
The Rev. James A. LANDIS, retired Methodist minister, died at 4:30 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. C. EVERS, of Kewanna. Mr. Landis who was 78 years old had been in failing health for the past few years.
He was born in Lawrence county, Illinois and came to Kewanna from Malta, Ill., to make his home with Mrs. Evers. He was married to Apolonia GRAFF, Sept. 25, 1891 at Belmont, Ill. She preceded him in death. Rev. Landis retired from the ministry in 1930. He was a member of the Rock River Conference of Methodist churches. Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Evers; a son H. F. LANDIS, Albion, Ill.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m. (DST) at the Malta, Ill. Methodist church. The Rev. Max V. KEMLING will officiate and burial will be in the Malta cemetery. The body will remain at the Harrison funeral home Kewanna until early Saturday morning where friends may call.

Thursday, May 4, 1950

Lawrence G. Williams
Funeral services for Lawrence G. WILLIAMS, 57, Bourbon, brother of Walter WILLIAMS, Rochester, will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST Friday at the Fairview church at Bourbon.
The Rev. W. E. WORKMAN and the Rev. Leo ERNY will officiate and burial will be in the Sandridge cemetery.
William, who died suddenly on Tuesday, was born in Bourbon township Sept. 26, 1892, and lived in German and Bourbon townships all his life. He was a farmer until 1943 and then worked for the Studebaker Corp. He had been employed at the Elcar Coach Co. for several years.
On Feb. 26, 1924, he was married in Bourbon to Inez HAUCK, who survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Inez HONEGGER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Eunice RUBY, Bourbon. A brother, Owen [WILLIAMS], preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the residence.

Friday, May 5, 1950

Rilda Rose
Mrs. Rilda Francis ROSE, living two miles south of Talma, died Thursday at 2:30 p.m in Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill three days.
Born [Rilda Francis RUSSELL] January 1, 1890, in Wolfe county, Ky., she was the daughter of Andrew J. and Sarah RUSSELL. On March 4, 1909 she was married to George L. ROSE in Wolfe county, Ky.
A resident here five years, she moved here from Logansport. She was a member of rhe Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband and the following children: Russell [ROSE], Logansport; Mary Lou McCROSKEY, Camden; LaVerne [ROSE], Walton; Byrd [ROSE], Peru; Roberta ZIMMERMAN, Logansport; Edward [ROSE], at home; Juanita EVANS, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; two brothers and five sisters, Edward and Clarence RUSSELL, Ky., Mrs. Ben JAMES, Mrs. John ROSS, Helechawa, Ky., Mrs. Robert WHISMAN, Osgood; Mrs. Hans APLE, Ohio; Miss Jewell RUSSELL, Louisville, Ky. One daughter preceded her in death.
The body will be taken from the Foster Funeral home to the residence this afternoon. Services will be held Sunday at the residence at 2 p.m. (DST).
The Rev. Thomas LINTEN, of Lebanon, will officiate, and burial will be in the Pipe Creek cemetery at Lewisburg, in Cass County.

Eugene Way
Eugene WAY, 59, Silver Lake, died at Woodlawn Hospital Thursday afternoon.
He was admitted April 28 for surgery. The body was taken to the Summee funeral home at Silver Lake.

Saturday, May 6, 1950

Chief G.M. Robert T. Brunk
The body of Chief G.M. Robert [Tindall] BRUNK, age 30, of the United States Navy will be returned to Kewanna at 10:40 Monday morning and will be taken to the Harrison funeral home. Friends may call from Monday morning until the time of the rites at 2:00 p.m. (DST) in the Harrison chapel.
The Reverend H. F. BULGER will have charge of the military funeral and burial in the [Kewanna] I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Chief Brunk died on April 30 of injuries suffered in an auto accident in California. He spent 14 years in the Navy. Chief Brunk was the first veteran from Fulton county to see combat duty in the war. He was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. BRUNK of Long Beach, California and is a former Kewanna resident. He was born in Kewanna and attended school there.
The survivors are his parents of Long Beach, Jack BRUNK, a brother, of Long Beach, sister Emaline FRAZIER of Kewanna, two nieces of Kewanna and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma B. SMITH of Long Beach.

John C. Hudkins
John C. HUDKINS, 71, a native of Kewanna, died at 11:40 p.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary SANDERS, Knox. He had been ill five months.
Born in Kewanna Aug. 14, 1878, he was a retired restaurant owner and had lived in Knox the past 20 years. He was married to Clara MARTINDALE April 13, 1900, at Kewanna.
Survivors include the widow, of Knox; five children, Waldron and Dale [HUDKINS], Knox; Byron [HUDKINS] of Hammond; Walter [HUDKINS] of Elkhart, and Mrs. SANDERS.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. (DST) Monday at the Kennedy Braman Funeral Home at Knox. The Rev. C. A. NEWCOMB will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, at Kewanna. Members of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. will participate in last rites.

Monday, May 8, 1950

Charles Edward Adams
Charles Edward ADAMS, 82, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at his home, 814 E. Hill Street, Wabash, following an illness of three days.
Born June 29, 1868, in Jefferson, Green County, Iowa, he was the son of William and Angeline (BRYANT) ADAMS.
His early life was spent in the Macy community and on June 8, 1904, he was married to Alma D. ENYART. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Wabash.
Survivors include the wife; a son, Charles E. ADAMS, Jr., and a granddaughter, Shirley Ann [ADAMS], both of Tuscon, Ariz; a sister, Mrs. Lorena CLOUD, North Manchester, and a brother, Odrain ADAMS, Shawnee, Okla.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. (DST) at the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in Five Corners cemetery.
Friends may call at the chapel.

Jesse Clarence Brown
Jesse Clarence BROWN, 70, retired salesman of the Huntington Chemical Laboratory, and resident of Route 6, in the Mt. Olive neighborhood south of here, died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at his home. He had been ill of a heart ailment since February.
Born April 1, 1880, at Hope, Indiana, he was the son of James R. and Hannah ARMSTRONG BROWN. He originally came here from Valparaiso and had lived at his present home since 1942, moving here from Shamrock cottage at Lake Manitou.
On April 29, 1942, he married Elizabeth CORNELL who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Robert H. [BROWN], Goshen, William C. [BROWN], South Bend; two step-daughters, Mrs. Wilma PARTRIDGE, Bremen; Mrs. Betty RYNEARSON, of here; step-son, Warren CORNELL, Bremen; a sister, Mrs. Ida MAZE, Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges at Hope, Indiana.
The body will be taken from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to the residence this afternoon, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery and members of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge will participate in final rites.

Dean A. Spence
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. (CST) Tuesday at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, for Dean A. SPENCE, 33, who died at an Ann Arbor, Mich. hotel Friday.
Born in Akron, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1917, he was the son of William and Lettie (LINEBAUGH) SPENCE and often visited with relatives in the Gilead community.
The Rev. Arthur TINKEL will officiate at services. Friends may call at the funeral home.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County, Indiana, Cemeteries, Gilead Cemetery, Perry Twp.: Dean A. Spence, 1917-1950.]

Tuesday, May, 9, 1950

John William Laidlaw
Private funeral services were held in Mishawaka Monday afternoon for John William LAIDLAW, 83, former Rochester barber shop owner, who died Saturday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter KLEIN, Route 2, Mishawaka.
Burial was made in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery.
Laidlaw was born near Mishawaka on Feb. 12, 1867. On Feb. 14, 1885, he was married to Ollie WILDERMUTH, of this community, who died in 1949. Laidlaw was also a carpenter and resided in this city for many years. He was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge. Surviving are the daughter, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, May 10, 1950

George Franklin Harvey
George Franklin HARVEY, 26, died unexpectedly in Dukes Hospital, Peru, at 10 p.m. Tuesday from injuries received in a motorcycle accident last month. He previously had been reported as improving and relatives had planned to take him to his home, two miles east of Mt. Olive, today.
The accident occurred Sunday, April 30, near Denver. Harvey was spotted by a passing motorist.
Born Sept. 3, 1923, in White county, he was the son of George W. and Amanda E. WINEGARDEN HARVEY. He was a farmer.
Survivors include his parents; a daughter, Patty Ann [HARVEY], and a son, Larry Joe [HARVEY]; seven sisters, Mrs. Donnabelle ROWE, Route 1, Rochester, Mrs. Marjorie DOERING, Route 1, Rochester, Betty Lou [HARVEY], Doris Ann [HARVEY], Carol Sue [HARVEY], Linda Kay [HARVEY], Barbara Lee [HARVEY]; a brother, Donald E. [HARVEY]. All are at home. Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam WINEGARDEN, of Denver, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. (DST) at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton. The Rev. Robert PRINZING will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will remain at the chapel where friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Dora Binney
Final services for Mrs. Dora BINNEY, 79, of route 1, Lucerne, will be at 2:30 DST Friday at the Metea Baptist church. The Reverend Harry REA will officiate and burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
The body, now at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, will be taken this evening to the home of a step-daughter, Charlotte EARLY, at Metea, where friends may call.
Mrs. Binney died Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at Memorial hospital, Logansport, after a short illness.
Born in Pulaski county February 20, 1871, she was the daughter of William and Ellen WILSON BURKE. Thirty years ago she was married to Charles BINNEY, who died in March, 1945. She was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Survivors are four step-daughters, Charlotte EARLY, Metea; Hilda BAKER, Lafayette; Lydia YANTIS, near Metea; Gladys SHAFFER, Burnettsville; fourteen grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ella BADGER, Star City; a number of nieces and nephews.

Wright Kreachbaum
Mrs. Ernest BAXTER received word of the death of her brother, Wright KREACHBAUM, 52, who died after a four weeks illness at a hospital in Wheeling, W. V. Mr. Kreachbaum, who had been critically ill for the past four days, made his home at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter plen to attend the funeral services.

Schuyler Colfax Wentzel
Schuyler Colfax WENTZEL, 84, a native of Fulton County, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Plake SLONAKER, at Plymouth. He had been in ill health for the past two years.
Born Sept. 2, 1865, here, he spent most of his life in the Monterey community, moving to Plymouth nine years ago. On Sept. 15, 1886, he was married to Etta Molinda OVERMYER. She prceded him in death Sept. 16, 1945.
A retired railroad man, he is also survived by a son, Joseph [WENTZEL], Denver, Colo., five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. DST at the Monterey Methodist Church, of which he was a member. The Rev. Richmond BLAKE, Plymouth, and the Rev. George VANCE, Monterey, will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
Friends may call at the Johnson and Son Funeral Home, Plymouth after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Albert McKee
Mrs. Albert McKEE, South Bend, a native of Rochester, died at 10:10 a.m. today at the South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include a son, Brant [McKEE], of Rochester. Mrs. Brant McKEE has been in South Bend all this week and Brant made plans to go up this afternoon. Rites are incomplete.

Thursday, May 11, 1950

Mrs. Albert McKee
Funeral services for Mrs. Albert McKEE, 80, who died in a South Bend hospital Wednesday morning, will be held at 3:30 p.m. (DST) Friday at the Welsheimer funeral home, South Bend.
Committal service will be held at the Rochester IOOF cemetery between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m. (DST).
The former Ellen ROUCH she was born in Fulton county January 12, 1870. Her marriage was to Albert D. McKEE. The couple moved to South Bend in 1924 and [his] death occurred Dec. 2, 1938. She was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving children are a son, Brant McKEE, Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Agnes HOGOBOON, and Miss Bess McKEE, 620 Portage Avenue, South Bend, with whom she made her home; Mrs. Joe BEISEL, Oceola; Mrs. Kate SCHMIDT, Mespuchen, New Jersey; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friday, May 12, 1950

Mrs. Albert McCormiken
Local relatives received word of the death of Mrs. Albert McCORMIKEN, which occurred yesterday at her home in Tippecanoe. She was a sister of Mrs. Cory WALTZ, who resides five miles north of Rochester.

Delbert H. Coan
Delbert H. COAN, 68, died at the Rochester Nursing Home at 12:15 a.m. today where he had been a patient for the past 11 days. He made his home at 211 E. Calvert St., South Bend.
Born May 26, 1881, in Cleveland, O., he was the son of Albert and Mary COAN. He moved to South Bend in 1938 from Ft. Wayne to become general manager of the National Mill Supply Co. there, but was forced to retire in 1945 because of illness.
On Oct. 6, 1940, at Cleveland, he was married to Mary RICHARDSON MORROW. He was a member of the Masonic Order at Fort Wayne and in 1937 was master at Summit City's lodge.
Survivors include the widow, at home; a sister, Mrs. William HUBBERTY and a granddaughter, Nancy BERKHEIMER, both of Cleveland; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jeanne JACKEY and three step-grandchildren, Pauline, Swan and Bert JACKEY, all of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (DST) at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate.
The body will be taken to the William Abel and Son Funeral Home, Cleveland, where services will be held Monday at 2 p.m (EDST). Burial will be in the Knollwood cemetery, Cleveland.

Mary Louisa Wood
Mrs. Mary Louisa WOOD, 81, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred HUTCHINSON, six miles east of Argos on Road 10. She had been ill three years.
Born April 16, 1869, in Tippecanoe township, she had lived all but two years of her life in Marshall county.
The former Mary MARTIN, she was married to Calvin J. WOOD at Bourbon in 1887. He preceded her in death in 1924.
She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and "Club Mother" of the Tippecanoe Home Economics Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Maude HUTCHINSON, Mrs. Mena PHILLIPS, of Mishawaka; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
The Rev. Harold FRAKER, of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at any time at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 13, 1950

Mary Viola Deck
Mrs. Roy HALTERMAN, of Tiosa, late yesterday received word of the death of her former neighbor, Mrs. Mary Viola DECK, 82, who passed away Thursday at her home in Santa Monica, Calif. She had been in failing health for the past six months. Mrs. Deck for the past ten years had made her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Wilbur IRVINE.
Mrs. Deck, who was the daughter of John and Nancy SANDS, was born in Tiosa and practically all of her life was spent in that community. She was a member of the Tiosa Christian church.
Survivors are three grandchildren, Mrs. IRVINE; Mrs. Pauline HARDGRAVE, of Delphi; Robert BATT, of Ft. Wayne; a brother, William SANDS, of Indianapolis. A daughter and her husband preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. Gilbert MAUS in charge. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. The body will arrive in Rochester Monday evening and will be taken to the Foster funeral home.

Ann L. Savage
Mrs. Ann L. SAVAGE, 80, Macy, died at 11 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Nursing Home, following an illness of two years.
Born in Miami County, March 11, 1870, she was the daughter of Charles and Margaret JAMISON LUCKENBILL and spent her entire life in the Macy community.
On March 16, 1890, she was married to Noah W. SAVAGE, who preceded her in death Feb. 21, 1920. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church, the Macy Mothers Club and the WCTU.
Survivors include three sons, John C. [SAVAGE], Macy, George [SAVAGE], Zanesville, O., and W. Scott [SAVAGE], Macy; two daughters, Mrs. John W. ALSPACH, Route 2, Peru, and Mrs. Truman AGLE, Macy; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Alonzo LUCKENBILL, Akron.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton, to the Truman AGLE residence Sunday morning, where friends may call. It will be taken to the Macy Methodist church at noon Monday to lie in state until 2 p.m., when services will be held at the church. The Rev. D. F. TAGGART will officiate and burial will be in Macy's Plaiview cemetery.

Monday, May 15, 1950

Ella Haimbaugh Bybee
Funeral services were scheduled this afternoon in Niles, Mich., for Mrs. Ella HAIMBAUGH BYBEE, 90, native of Newcastle township who died Friday evening at a Kalamazoo, Mich., sanitarium. Burial was scheduled in the Niles cemetery.
Survivors include five children, Mrs. Ed LOWE, Rochester; Lyman and Ernest BYBEE, Niles; Walter BYBEE, Mancelona, Mich., and Melvin BYBEE, Elyria, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mrs. Lowe and granddaughters, Mrs. Loren KRAMER, Mrs. Leonard LOWE and Mrs. Harry SAYGER left today to attend rites planned at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Bybee left this county 40 years ago when she moved to South Bend and later to Niles.

Sarah Shane
Mrs. Sarah SHANE, 87, of Swayzee, died at her home Sunday at 7:40 a.m. She was the mother of Mrs. L. D. McGRIFF, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the Antioch Christian Church at 2 p.m. DST Wednesday and burial will be at the Maple Lawn cemetery, Flora.

Glen James Cleveland
Glen James CLEVELAND, 517 East Ninth Street, Rochester, died at General Hospital in Indianapolis at 12:55 a.m. Sunday after being striken with a heart attack. He was 47 years old.
Cleveland was hauling steel from Chicago to Indianapolis for the Simms Trucking Company of Gary. At the corner of 52nd St. and U. S. 52, he pulled his semi-trailer into a filling station and asked to be taken to a hospital, where he died an hour later. The Marion County Sheriff's office answered the call.
Born in Wooster, Ohio on July 25, 1902, he moved to Rochester two years ago.
He was married to the former Anna Mae DRISCHEL on Dec. 24, 1926 at Dana and is survived by his wife and his mother, Mrs. Frances CLEVELAND of Cleveland, Ohio.
Other survivors include four children by a previous marriage, William Clarence CLEVELAND, Rochester; Ruth Arlene CLEVELAND of Indianapolois, and Velma Alice CLEVELAND of Goshen; Mrs. Paul MATHIAS, of Peru, a child by a later marriage, and a sister, Mrs. William CARLSON of Cleveland, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at the Wise Funeral Home in Peru at 2 p.m. DST Wednesday, May 17.
The Rev. C. D. CRABILL of Peru will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the Wise funeral home.

Tuesday, May 16, 1950

[no obits]

Wednesday, May 17, 1950

Sarah Alice Madlem
Mrs. Sarah Alice MADLEM, 81, died at three o'clock this morning in the home of her daughter, Ms. Elsie GROGG, two miles south of Akron. Death was due to complications and followed a two-months illness.
Mrs. Madlem was born March 2, 1869, the daughter of Nimrod and Ellen (FLANNEGAN) CLARK. She was the widow of the late Jacob MADLEM and had resided in the Akron community since 1932.
Surviving are the daughter and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Thursday aftrnoon in the Moyer-Haupert fneral home in Akron. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge. Friends may call in the funeral home.

Thursday, May 18, 1950

Harry Robert Chaney
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Sharon church for Harry Robert CHANEY, 33, Delong, who died Sunday at home. Burial was made in the Monterey Protestant cemetery.
He was born at Milford, May 20, 1916, and lived for a while at Culver. He was a member of the Sharon Holiness church and was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include the wife, Nora Mae [CHANEY]; five children, Harry, Kenneth, Shirley, Sharon and Joyce [CHANEY], at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas CHANEY, Delong; a sister, Mrs. Ruby THOMPSON, Niles, Mich; two brothers, Crissie [CHANEY], Niles, and Joseph [CHANEY], Delong.

Friday, May 19, 1950 to Saturday, May 20, 1950

[no obits]

Monday, May 22, 1950

Lucinda Mabel Baker
Mrs. Lucinda Mabel BAKER, 68, of 824 Franklin street, died at 11:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient since Sunday. She had been in failing health four months and bedfast four weeks.
Born Dec. 24, 1881, in Fulton, she was [Lucinda Mabel BAIRD] the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William BAIRD and moved to Rochester 50 years ago.
She was first married to William GREEN in 1900 and in 1941 her second marriage was to William O. BAKER, who survives.
Other relatives include: three sons, William GREEN, Rochester, Donald GREEN, LaPorte, Raymond GREEN, Fremont, O.; three daughters, Mrs. Georgia STRAYER, Rochester, Mrs. Myrtle WILLIAMSON, Fremont, O., and Mrs. Esther GRAY, Marion; one step-daughter, Mrs. William MILLER, Rochester; a brother, Charles BAIRD, Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Emma Van BUSKIRK, Ft. Wayne; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Final rites are incomplete.

Tuesday, May 23, 1950

Henry Montgomery
Henry MONTGOMERY, 70, native of Fulton county, died at 9:30 a.m. today at his home, six miles northwest of Logansport in Cass county. He had been ill three weeks.
Born May 5, 1880, in Wayne township, he was the son of Peter and Amanda BURTON [MONTGOMERY]. He was married July 19, 1900, to Maude Luella [FAYLOR] and lived in Fulton county until two years ago. A farmer, he was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include the wife; two sons, Everett [MONTGOMERY], Route 1, Logansport, and Edgar [MONTGOMERY], South Bend; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. James O. CODER, Royal Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton. The Rev. Robert PRINZING will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home in Fulton

Max Wiltshire
Max WILTSHIRE, 71, Route 3, Peru, well-known farmer and stock buyer, died suddenly Monday afternoon in the barn on his farm.
Born in Kosciusko County Aug. 12, 1888, he was the son of Horace and Ellen SMITH WILTSHIRE. On Oct. 19, 1912, he was married to May MILLS, who survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Bus and Maynard [WILTSHIRE], both of Peru; four grandchildren; a brother, Ben [WILTSHIRE], Macy; a sister, Lydia FRIEND, Huntington. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Eikenberry Funeral Home, Peru. The Rev. Lee JACKSON will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. this evening.

James Orville Wharton
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church at New Carlisle for James Orville WHARTON, 73, a former resident of Kewanna. Services were in charge of Rev. Henry BRAUN, and burial was made in the New Carlisle cemetery.
Mr. Wharton died early Saturday morning in the Holy Family Hospital at LaPorte after a three months illness.
The deceased was born August 22, 1876, in Fulton county near Kewanna and was married to Lulah LISEY on March 19, 1908, at Kewanna. He moved to New Carlisle about 30 years ago.
Survivors include his wife; three brothers, Vern and Porter [WHARTON] of Elkhart and Roy [WHARTON] of Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Mary BURDETTE of Denver, Colo., and Miss Gladus WHARTON of Kewanna.

Mrs. William Baker
Funeral services for Mrs. William BAKER will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. William HUGHES will have charge of the rites and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, May 24, 1950

Oliver E. Baldwin
Oliver E. "Ollie" BALDWIN, 69, who resided northwest of Kewanna, died in Woodlawn hospital Tuesday evening. He was admitted to Woodlawn Sunday morning.
A Fulton county resident nearly all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent in South Bend, he was born in Fulton in [1880].
Alice PICKENS, to whom he was first married, passed away 34 years ago. Mae ZELLERS, wife by second marriage, preceded him in death three years ago.
Other survivors, children by both marriages are:
Miss Martha BALDWIN, at home, Elmer BALDWIN, Donald BALDWIN, and Mrs. Howard WOLF, all of South Bend; Mrs. Don STUMP, of Elkhart; Hugh BALDWIN, Rochester; Mrs. Ray CRABB, Kewanna and Mrs. Venus PRATT, LaPorte.
Stepchildren, those by his second wife's first mariage, include Oscar ZELLERS, South Bend; Delbert ZELLERS, Osceola, Mrs. Gerald WHITE, Knox, and Miss Dorothy FORKER, Logansport. One brother, Gary BALDWIN of Hammond, survives. Twenty-five grandchildren also survive.
The body will be removed from the Harrison Funeral home in Kewanna to the Baldwin residence Thursday noon. The funeral services will be held at the Lake Bruce Community Church, of which Baldwin was a member, at 2 p.m. (DST) Friday with the Reverend George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Otto W. Calloway
Otto W. CALLOWAY, 67, Route 1, Macy, was killed about 7 a.m. today when his car went off a road and crashed into a five-foot ditch, 1/4 mile east of Five Corners, near U.S. 31.
Miami County Coroner J. H. GLAZIER, of Bunker Hill, said Calloway died from a broken neck and skull fracture.
The accident occurred at a T-road intersection about two miles east of his Fulton County residence west of South Mud Lake. The car reportedly turned over on its side and was damaged considerably.
An unidentified bread truck driver appeared on the scene shortly after the mishap and turned off the engine, which was still running, before notifying authorities. State Trooper Elton BODEY investigated.
Calloway, a farmer and stockbuyer, was born July 2, 1882 in Liberty townsip the son of Schuyler and Nellie (BLACKETOR) CALLOWAY. He was first married to Lucy GREGORY, now deceased, and later to Minnie NICKLES.
Survivors include the wife and two daughters by the previous marriage, Mrs. Mildred BURNS, Fulton, and Mrs. Winifred SANDERS, Detroit; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton. Final rites are incomplete.

Thursday, May 25, 1950

Daniel Hektor
Funeral services for Daniel HEKTOR, 88, were held in Chicago Wednesday.
Friends and relatives attending final rites included Axel HEKTOR and brother; Mr. and Mrs. Bill WYNN, of Richland Center; Edwin HEKTOR, Mr. and Mrs. Walter HEKTOR, and Mr. and Mrs. Alton FRYE, of South Bend.

Otto Calloway
Funeral services for Otto CALLOWAY, 57, Route 1, Macy, who was killed in an automobile accident Wednesday in Miami county, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home, Rochester.
The Rev. ARTHUR, of Tipton, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The body was taken to the residence, west of South Mud Lake at noon today and will be returned to the funeral home Friday for services.

Friday, May 26, 1950

Della Virginia Butler
Mrs. Della Virginia BUTLER, 33, died at 8:10 a.m. today at her home, 813 E. 10th street. She had been in failing health for several years and bedfast for a week.
Born July 17, 1916, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Alex and Ordella (McCOY) PARMAN and moved here 30 years ago. On Dec. 2, 1945, at Rochester, she married Claude BUTLER, who survives.
Three sons, Johnny ARMENTROUT, Edward ARMENTROUT, Terrence BUTLER; the father, Alex, of Camden; four sisters, Mrs. Earl SMITH, Rochester, Mrs. Sam SMITH, Galveston, Mrs. Charles WALKER, Camden, and Mrs. Raymond BRINEY, Rochester; three brothers, Melvin PARMAN, Fulton, Hubert PARMAN, Mexico, Mo., and Vernon PARMAN, Camden.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Final rites are pending.

Bonnie Mae Clymer
Bonnie Mae CLYMER, 17-year-old Talma high school junior, died at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis at 6 a.m. today. Death was believed caused by tubercular meningitis.
Born March 19, 1933, at Rochester, she was the daughter of Forest and Annabelle (AULT) CLYMER, both now deceased. She resided with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry CLYMER, two miles west of Talma in Newcastle township, since she was three years old.
Other survivors include her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon AULT; two aunts, Mrs. Hazel WALTERS, Montana and Mrs. Jeannette BECKER, Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. Flora Lee BJORASS, South Bend.
The body will be returned to the Foster funeral home at Rochester this evening and will remain there until Sunday when it will be taken to the Clymer residence in Newcastle township.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Tiosa Brethren church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Gilbert MAUS will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Isabelle Clinker
Funeral services for Mrs. Isabelle CLINKER, 88, mother of Alvin CLINKER, Akron, were scheduled this afternoon at the South Pleasant Church south of Silver Lake. Burial was planned in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Clinker died at her son's home Wednesday after an illness of six months. Other survivors include two half-brothers, Levi RAGER, Pierceton, and Alfred RAGER, North Manchester, and twelve grandchildren.

Anna Catherine Arnold
Rochester friends today received news of the death of Mrs. Anna Catherine ARNOLD, of Greencastle, former resident of this city, who passed away Tuesday at the home of her son, Prof. Clarke ARNOLD, of DePauw University.
The Arnold family resided in Rochester about 35 years ago where they owned and operated a grocery on East 13th street for a number of years.
Mrs. Arnold was born April 17, 1865, in Santa Fe, Ind. She had spent the last 34 years in Greencastle. She was very active in the Eastern Star and was a past worthy matron, a member of the Gobin Memorial church, an active and interested worker in the church.
Survivors are one son, Professor [Clarke] ARNOLD; four grandchildren, Virginia and Paul ARNOLD, of Greencastle; David FENIMORE, a student at DePauw University, and James FENIMORE, of Dallas, Texas.
Her husband, Albert M. ARNOLD, preceded her in death 13 years ago.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock DST from the McCurry funeral home. The Rev. Elmer HARVEY will be in charge. Burial will be Sunday in Macy, Ind.

Hugh S. Miller
Hugh S. MILLER, 65, retired American counsul, passed away 10:55 Thursday evening at his residence, 1021 South Main street, this city. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis suffered last Sunday evening. He had been in failing health, however, since 1941.
During Mr. Miller's service in the United States Consulate he had been stationed in several of the embassies throughout the world. He was also the author of many interesting articles concerning his work in foreign countries, which were published in the leading American magazines.
Hugh S., son of James and Catherine MILLER, was born Feb. 3, 1865 in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. He came to Rochester with his father around 1902 and resided here for several years where he attended the old Rochester Normal College. Later he left this city and became active in the diplomatic service for a long number of years. Mr. Miller returned to make his home in this city in 1941.
On May 26, 1949 he was married to Iva Irene BUFFINGTON, of this city. Mr. Miller was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Survivors are his wife, Iva, at home; an aunt, Mrs. Marguerite MILLER and three cousins, Fred L. MILLER, Earle A. MILLER and Alvah McCARTER, all of this city, and several relatives in Australia.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. DST Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Dale BRUBAKER will officiate. The body will be cremated.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 27, 1950

Vesta Zanger
Mrs. Vesta ZANGER, 68, a native of Fulton county, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday at the Logansport Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since May 12.
Born here April 16, 1882, she was the daughter of Ancil and Alfretta CHARTER TOWNSEND and resided in Logansport.
She was a member of the Market street Methodist church, the Order of Eastern Star, Purity Rebekah lodge, and the L. A. to B. of R.T.
Survivors are two sons and a daughter, Harold and Walter [ZANGER], Winamac; Mrs. Eleanor WERTZ, Mishawaka; five grandchildren; three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. O. E. NYE, Mrs. Elsie DAGUE, Mrs. Clarence WERNER, all of Rochester; W. H. TOWNSEND, Danville, Ill., John TOWNSEND, Omaha, Neb.; Charles TOWNSEND, Chesterton, Indiana; several nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Chase-Miller chapel, Logansport, where friends may call. Eastern Star members will have services there at 8 o'clock Sunday night.
Final rites will be Monday morning at 10:30 at the Market street Methodist church. The Reverend E. M. TALLEY will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 9:30 to lie in state one hour before rites.

Della Virginia Butler
Funeral services for Mrs. Della Virginia BUTLER, who died Friday, will be held at 3 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Kenneth DAVIES, from the Assembly of God Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

George F. Kinder
George F. KINDER, 82, a retired farmer, died at 4:30 a.m. today at his home, four miles southeast of Akron. He had been ill three weeks.
Born Dec. 5, 1867, he was the son of John and Lydia KINDER, and had lived in the Akron community for 46 years.
His wife, the former Arnetta RUNKLE, preceded him in death in 1948.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. George EBER, Alberta, Canada; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Tressa KINDER, South Bend, and Mrs. Elizabeth KINDER, Auburn.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, to the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Services will be held at 2 p.m DST Monday at the Akron Church of God, of which he was a member. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Macy cemetery.

Ernest Ross Beebe
Ernest Ross BEEBE, 73, retired machinist, died at 7 p.m. Friday at his Lake Nyona home. He had lived there three years, formerly residing at Hammond.
The body will remain at Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, until 4 p.m. today, when it will be moved to Hammond for final rites.
Surviving are the widow, the former Clart JANERY; one son, Gerald [BEEBE], Dayton, O., and one daughter, Mrs. C. S. HOWAT, Munster.

Donald Funk
Mrs. Dee FULTZ has received news of the death of her brother, Donald FUNK, who succumbed early this morning at his home in Houston, Texas, as the result of a sudden heart attack.
Aged 46, Mr. Funk lived all his life in Fulton County until he moved to Texas 15 years ago. he was a partner in a business selling new and used auto parts. His parents were George and Viola FUNK.
He is survived by his wife, Anne [FUNK], his mother, Mrs. Wilson STEFFEY of Peru, and two sistes, Mrs. A. C. ALWINE of Peru and Mrs. Dee FULTZ of Rochester.
Mrs. Fultz and Mrs. Alwine left today to attend services in Texas.

Monday, May 29, 1950

Lee Smith Long
Lee Smith LONG, 61, died Monday morning in the Dukes Hospital, Peru. Mr. Long who was a retired farmer had been in failing health for the past 12 years. He had many friends throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
Mr. Long took an active part in all rural activities until his health was impaired about 12 years ago.
He served as chairman of the Miami County Farm Bureau and as director of the Miami County Co-Op. One of the first county chairmen of the wheat allotment program in 1935, he was one of the 12 farmers in Indiana elected to receive the "master farmer" award by Prairie Farmer.
He was also a member of the farmers' institute staff of Purdue University and was a member of the Miami county agricultural extension committee.
In recent years, he became active in politics there and served as county commissioner. He also served as chairman of the county commissioners' state association.
He was born March 1889, in Richland township, Miami county. His parents were Judson and Cora SMITH LONG. He was married to Effie MOODY at Galveston on June 20, 1917. Mr. Long was a member of the Denver Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. John KUHN, of South Bend; and a sister, Mrs. John L. MARLEY, also of South Bend. A son preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 3 p.m. DST at the Denver Methodist church with the Rev. Wayne PAULIN of Huntington officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery.

Simeon Cooper
Simeon COOPER, 58, a retired farmer who lived at 259 North Main street, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday in the Rochester nursing home of complications. He had been ill eight months.
A lifelong resident of Fulton county, he was born Nov. 24, 1864, the son of Henry and Stella COOPER. On Oct. 18, 1893, he was married to Martha Jane OVERMYER who preceded him in death. Mr. Cooper was a member of the Santa Ann church in Marshall county.
He is survived by two sons, Harley and Lester [COOPER], both of Rochester; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Kizzie O'CONNELL, South Bend; and Mrs. Phoebe RITTENHOUSE, California; and one brother, Silas [COOPER], Rugby, South Dakota.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster funeral home by the Rev. Albert VERMILLION and burial will follow in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary.

Mary J. Casper
Mrs. Mary J. CASPER, 61, died suddenly at 11 p.m. Saturday at her home, three miles southwest of Fulton, following a cerebral hemorrhage.
A resident of the Fulton community since 1917, she came here from Erie township, Miami county, where she was born April 13, 1889. Her parents were George F. and Emma Jane BUTT WILSON. On March 12, 1913, she was married to Walker CASPER who survives. Mrs. Casper was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Jacob E. [CASPER], and two daughters, Mrs. Maxine HARTZLER and Mrs. Jane RENTSCHLER, all of Fulton; six grandchildren; one brother, Allie B. WILSON, Wabash; three sisters, Mrs. Noel LOUCKS, and Mrs. Vern DILLMAN, Fulton. One son, George [CASPER], preceded her in death.
The body was removed Sunday afternoon from the Ditmire funeral home to the family residence where friends may call.
Final services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton E. U. B. church by the Rev. Harry RICHER, assisted by the Rev. M. E. REED.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.

Tuesday, May 30, 1950

[no paper - holiday]

Wednesday, May 31, 1950

Jennie Shane
Mrs. Jennie SHANE, 83, a former Argos resident, died at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Margaret COMBS, in Fort Wayne, where she had been since last August.
Born Aug. 27, 1866, in Marshall county, she is survived by the following:
The husband, John [SHANE]; Mrs. COMBS; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie CLINE, of Washington state. Two children they reared, Paul and Eddy WUERPHENER, both preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST Thursday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church. The Rev. Prentice DOUGLAS, of the Santa Ann Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home, at Argos.

William J. Brown
William J. BROWN, 74, a retired farmer died at 2:40 p.m. Monday in his home, 517 West Fourth Street, of a heart ailment. He had been ill four years and bedfast for the last two and a half years.
Born June 12, 1875, in Roann, he was the son of James and Catherine BROWN. Most of his life was spent in a farm near Mentone from which he moved to Rochester two and a half years ago.
Twice married, his first wife, Tina STOCKBERGER, died 14 years ago. On November 18, 1938, he was wed to Lily APPLEGATE, who survives.
A veteran of the Spanish-American war, he was a member of the A. H. Skinner veterans post. He also belonged to St. Paul's E.U.B. church.
Surviving with his wife are four step-daughters, Mrs. Fred HORN, Mentone, Mrs. Madge POSSELL, Mrs. Gail HART, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Clara SHERRARD of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Nora SHEFFLER, Albion; a half-brother, Merle BROWN, Akron; one foster daughter, Mrs. Fredia WALDON, Kokomo, and twenty-six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. DST Thursday in the local EUB church by the Rev. William HUGHES. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery near Mentone. Military services will be held at the grave by the A. H. Skinner post and the Mentone American Legion.
The body has been removed from the Johns Funeral Home in Mentone to the family residence at 517 West Fourth St., here, where friends may call.

Clara Leininger
Mrs. Clara LEININGER, 74, died suddenly at 1:15 a.m. today at her home in Akron. She had been ill several days.
Born in Akron, June 10, 1875, she was the daughter of George and Eva (HOFFMAN) WAECHTER. She was married to Lewis LEININGER, Akron merchant, and lived her entire life in that community, where she was quite prominent.
She was an active worker in the Akron Methodist church, Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, and the Twi-ze-Monthe club.
Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille JONTZ; two sons, Dale and Cloyde LEININGER, both of Akron and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the residence in Akron. The Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACKER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home and will be taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Thursday.

William W. Nicodemus
William W. NICODEMUS, 79, of 1122 Elm street, died at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for the last week. In ill health for a year, he had been in serious condition three weeks.
A lifelong resident of this vicinity, he was born Nov. 29, 1871 in the Sugar Grove community east of Rochester. His parents were Abraham and Mary WEIRECK NICODEMUS. He was married in Rochester May 29, 1899, to Agnes May MILLER who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. PFLEUGER, Indianapolis; a son, Harry NICODEMUS; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Samuel NICODEMUS and a sister, Mrs. Nel BOWEN, both of Rochester. Three sons are deceased.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. DST Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the local Odd Fellows cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary.
The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate at services.

Thursday, June 1, 1950

Josephine Stuart
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at North Manchester for Mrs. Josephine STUART, 66, of near Akron. Burial was made in Oaklawn cemetery.
Mrs. Stuart died Sunday while enroute home from church at North Manchester. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Genevieve FLOOR, of Akron.

Friday, June 2, 1950

Mabel Rebecca Hicks
Mrs. Mabel Rebecca HICKS, aged 85, of 2108 Miami street, South Bend, died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday in her residence after an illness since last July. She was born in Fulton county, southeast of Rochester, Jan. 11, 1865, and moved to South Bend from this city a number of years ago.
On March 5, 1888, in Macy, she was married to George E. HICKS, who survives. Mr. Hicks, a retired minister, was pastor of the Christian churches in Macy and Rochester.
Other survivors are four children, Orlow D. [HICKS], Mrs. Lola HUG, and Mrs. Jenness ARNOLD, all of South Bend, and Elmer C. [HICKS], of Nashville, Tann., and Mrs. Palmer BUSSERT, Rochester, a niece.
Friends may call in the Hay funeral home in South Bend today until funeral services there at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Rev. Glenn WEIMER, pastor of the First Church of the Brethren, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery.

Arvid Reudolph Pearson
Argos relatives have received word of the death of Arvid Reudolph PEARSON, 54, of Koontz Lake, who passed away at a veterans hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. He underwent brain surgery last March.
Born in Donaldson Nov. 17, 1895, he was the son of Nils and Matilda PEARSON.
Survivors include the wife, Nellie [PEARSON]; two step-sons, Jimmy and Hubert ZENGER, both of Warsaw; two brothers, Edwin [PEARSON], Argos, and William [PEARSON], South Bend; three sisters, Olga [PEARSON], South Bend, Nellie [PEARSON], Chicago and Mrs. Farin RICHIE, Grovertown.
Funeral services and burial will be in Bay Pines, Fla., Monday afternoon.

Frank Soda
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Frank SODA, which occurred last Friday while he was delivering mail on his city route in Bethlehem, Pa. Mr. Soda was the husband of Virginia DOVICHI, who resided in Rochester for a number of years with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Florian DOVICHI.

William E. Henderson
William E. HENDERSON, 70, Elkhart, native of Fulton county, died in the General Hospital at Elkhart Wednesday evening.
He was born Oct. 18, 1879, in Rochester. His marriage to Lottie BARKMAN took place here in Sept. 30, 1911 and she died in 1942. He was married to Wenonah ATKINSON Oct. 16, 1943.
Surviving are the wife; three step-children; two sisters, Mrs. Lou COOPER, Rochester, Mrs. Carrie KING, Tracy, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at the White Funeral Home, Elkhart, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. V. L. KING of the First Brethren church will officiate, and burial will be in the Rice cemetery there.

Saturday, June 3, 1950

Albert Ross Moore
Albert Ross MOORE, 84, retired farmer residing in Kosciusko county died 7 p.m. Friday following a four-weeks illness. For many years he was engaged in farming.
Albert Ross, son of Frank and Mary SPRINGER MOORE was born May 16, 1866 on a farm near Gilead. His wife, Lillie May EVANS, preceded him in death.
Survivors are two sons, Fred [MOORE], of Akron, Clarence [MOORE] of Silver Lake; fourteen grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Moslene FAWLEY of Warsaw; Mrs. Levi RAGER, of Pierceton and a half-brother, Marcellus MOORE, of Huntington. A son, Frank [MOORE], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron. The Rev. Levi HALL of Silver Lake will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mabel Rebecca Hicks
Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Rebecca HICKS, 85, will be held in the Hay Funeral Home, South Bend, two p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Hicks was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James CALLAWAY who resided in the Mt. Zion neighborhood.

Henrietta Huntsinger
New Albany, June 3. -- Mrs. Henrietta HUNTSINGER, 71 years old, died here yesterday in St. Edward's Hospital.
She was the mother of Mrs. L. V. PHILLIPS, wife of the commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association.
Funeral services will be held in the Park Christian Church at 1 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Huntsinger is survived by her husband, W. H. HUNTSINGER, and a daughter, Mrs. Neal PINKERTON, Kansas City, Mo.

Monday, June 5, 1950

Mrs. Ed Wilburn
Mrs. Ed WILBURN, mother of Mrs. Ike WATSON, of this city, died Saturday at her home in Logansport. She is survived by her husband, eight children, eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Mount Hope church, Logansport, two o'clock Tuesday.
One grandson, James WATSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ike WATSON is currently in Japan with the U. S. armed forces.

Ora Robert Clark
Ora Robert CLARK, 67, well-known resident of the Kewanna vicinity passed away Sunday 1:15 p.m. at his home a half mile north of Kewanna. He had been in failing health for the past several months.
Mr. Clark was a former sheriff of Fulton county, serving two terms from Jan. 1, 1929 to Dec. 1, 1983. He was a republican and was always active in the interest of his party. Following his term of office he returned to his farm near Kewanna where he raised fancy livestock for a few years and then retired on account of ill health.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1901 and served in the Spanish-American War; in the Boxer Rebellion; in the Philippine Insurrection. During World War I Mr. Clark was in the U. S. submarine service with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Several years of his service were spent in China. he was placed on the inactive list in 1931 and retired in 1931.
He was born January 18, 1886 in Winamac, Ind. On August 11, 1917 he was married to Lela OVERMYER. His parents were Albert and Mary (TAYLOR) CLARK. Mr. Clark was a member of the Spanish-American War Veterans and of the United States Fleet Reserve.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Helen BARCO, of Winamac; two sons, Don [CLARK], of Kewanna and Robert [CLARK], of the U. S. Navy, Boston, Mass.; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mae EVANS, Kewanna and two brothers, Harry [CLARK] of Winamac and Earl [CLARK], of Claypool.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 1:30 p.m. (DST) at the Harrison Chapel, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. The body is at the Harrison Funeral Home where friends may call.

Elvida Kuhn
Mrs. Elvida KUHN, 62, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at her home in Akron, following a five-year illness.
Born Oct. 12, 1887, in Henry township, she was the daughter of James H. and Mahala BURNS and spent her entire life in that community. She was married to Clyde KUHN at Rochester Dec. 10, 1908, and they moved from their farm about 2 1/2 miles southwest of Akron, to Akron proper about two years ago.
She was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Omega club.
Survivors include the husband; two sons, Earl and Harold [KUHN], Akron; two brothers, Oliver [BURNS], Akron, and Jesse [BURNS], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Van LUE, Akron, and Mrs. Mary GINN, Rochester. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Three grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church there at 2 p.m. (DST) Tuesday. The Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after this evening.

Tuesday, June 6, 1950

Mrs. Omer Brewer
Mrs. Omer BREWER, mother of Talma Principal S. H. BREWER, died at her home in Indianapolis Saturday night.
Funeral services were held at the residence on Southport Road Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7, 1950

George H. Gift
Mrs. Wyle BONINE, of this city has received word of the death of George H. GIFT, 62, former resident, which occurred Tuesday evening at his home in Detroit. Mr. Gift had been seriously ill with lukemia since April.
He was a graduate of the Rochester H.S. and of the Purdue School of Pharmacy. For a number of years Mr. Gift ws connected with the Parke-Davis Drug Co. of Detroit and served as their representative in foreign fields until a few years ago. His parents were Rev. and Mrs. A. E. GIFT; his father at one time was pastor of the Lutheran church here.
Survivors are his widow, of Detroit, and a number of relatives and friends. Final rites will be held in Detroit.

Thursday, June 8, 1950

Thomas G. Brown
Thomas G. BROWN, 65, died at the Stansbury Nursing home at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, where he had been a patient since May 15. He had been ill five years.
Born June 30, 1884, in Kalmata, Greece, he came to the United States 47 years ago, residing in St. Louis. He moved to Rochester in 1934. On July 27, 1918, he was married to Augusta LINK. She preceded him in death in 1944.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George BROWN and a member of the Greek Orthodix church at St. Louis.
Survivors include a son, George W. BROWN, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Bill McKEE, Rochester; two grandchildren; a nephew, Chris NINIOS, Rochester; and two grandchildren; a sister in Greece; and two cousins, Pete and Louis NINIOS, also of here.
The body was taken to the [Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home.] Final rites are incomplete. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.

Barbara Lucille Steininger
Barbara Lucille STEININGER, five-year-old daughter of Calvin and Alice STEININGER, who reside southeast of Fulton, died about 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dr. Dean STINSON's office from acute dialation of the heart.
She was born Sept. 18, 1944, and is survived by two brothers, Richard and Junior [STEININGER]; two sisters, Ruth and Patty Lou [STEININGER]; and her parents.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, to the Steininger residence at 2 p.m. Friday.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Fulton, with the Rev. Leonard FLETCHER, of Fulton, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Minnie Shonk
Mrs. Minnie SHONK, 510 E. Ninth St., died at Woodlawn hospital at 12:05 o'clock this afternoon, where she had been a patient since Sunday. About 68 years old, she had been ill for some time.
Survivors include three sisters, Carrie CRABILL, Peru, Georgia NORTON, Hammond, and Mrs. Nellie DEWEY, Gary; two children, Mrs. Jerry METZLER and Mrs. Otis BURKETT, both of Rochester. Her husband, William [SHONK], preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Final rites are incomplete.

Friday, June 9, 1950

Georgianna Paul
Mrs. Georgianna PAUL, 77, died at 8:15 a.m. today at her home in Gilead. She had been ill six months.
Born May 13, 1873, in Perry township, Miami county, she spent her entire life in that community.
She was the daughter of Jacob and Rebecca KING and was married Sept. 11, 1892, to William PAUL, who preceded her in death in November, 1946.
Survivors include three sons, Ed [PAUL], of Gilead, Ralph [PAUL], Harbor Beach, Mich., and Walter [PAUL], Altena, Mich.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harley MYERS, Carlisle, and Mrs. James KESLING, Gilead; and one brother, Herbert KING, Logansport.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Emanuel church, near Gilead, of which she was a member. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will officiate and burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron.

Minnie Shonk
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie SHONK, 66, who died Thursday afternoon, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Shonk was born on December 23, 1883, the daughter of J. W. and Lillas (GINTHER] DAVIS. On October 22, 1906, she was married to William SHONK who preceded in death in 1945. She was a member of the Burton home economics club.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Otis BURKETT and Mrs. Jerry METZLER, Rochester and Mrs. James McMURRAY, Gary; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie DEWEY, Gary; Mrs. Herbert NORTON, Hammond and Mrs. C. D. CRABILL, Peru; two brothers, Vern DAVIS, Winamac and Thomas DAVIS, Chesterton.

Saturday, June 10, 1950

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Monday, June 12, 1950

Amretta Keyser
Mrs. Amretta (MARSHMAN) KEYSER, passed away Sunday morning at her home five miles east of Mishawaka, on the Jefferson street road. Her death was caused by a heart attack, however, she had been in failing health for the past three years. She had been a resident of Mishawaka for the past 25, years, moving there from Argos.
Mrs. Keyser was born January 18, 1874 at Argos, the daughter of David and Martha BISHOP. Her first marriage was on May 9, 1891 to James MARSHMAN who passed away in 1934. She was married to Jeremiah KEYSER in 1940. Mrs. Keyser was a member of the Willow Creek Methodist church, of Mishawaka.
Survivors are her husband; four children, Mrs. Reathel SPONALER, Mishawaka; Ray MARSHMAN, Mishawaka, Clayton MARSHMAN, Granger, Ind.; Jay M. MARSHMAN, South Bend; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Four step-children also survive.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. (DST) at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. Donald LaSUER, of the Willow Creek church, Mishawaka, will officiate. Burial will be in the Jordon cemetery, southwest of Argos.

Mahala Emma Ewing
Funeral services for Mrs. Mahala Emma EWING, 80, were held Sunday afternoon at the Esterday funeral home, Culver. The Rev. George VANCE, of Leites Ford, officiated, and burial was made in the [Plainview] cemetery, Macy.
A native of Macy, she was born June 7, 1870. Her husband, Jesse [Lee EWING], preceded her in death.
Survivors are one son, Alvin [EWING], of Route 1, Culver; three grandchildren; three sisters and a brother, Mrs. Mary COLLINS, Macy, Mrs. Susan BARNFIELD, Logansport, Mrs. Margaret MULLICAN, Gas City, and Charles SLISHER, Macy.

Louise Wilson
Mrs. Louise WILSON, 90, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rudolph BOELTER, Shanawo, Wisconsin.
Born May 3, 1860 in Illinois, she was married to Elisha WILSON, and was a member of the Trinity EUB church here.
Other survivors include three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Martha NELSON, Mrs. Letha COOK and Mrs. Lena BRUMBLE.
The body will be returned to the Foster funeral home here. Final rites are incomplete.

Tuesday, June 13, 1950

Louise Wilson
The body of Mrs. Louise WILSON, 90, who passed away Monday morning at the home of her daughter in Shanawo, Wis., arrived in Rochester during the noon hour today and was taken to the Foster funeral home. Final rites will be announced in the Wednesday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, June 14, 1950

Mary Elizabeth Oler
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth OLER, 68, a lifelong resident of the Argos community, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McMillen Nursing Home in Bourbon. Ill seven months, her death was attributed to complications.
Mrs. Oler was born in Start City, July 23, 1881, the daugher of George and Elizabeth WISELEY. She married her husband, Jesse OLER, who survives her, in Argos. Mrs. Oler was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Survivors are her husband; one son, Harold OLER of Atwood; one sister, Mrs. Grace HAINES of Argos; two brothers, Ernest and George WISELEY, both of Argos; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon art the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. (DST). Dr. R. C. MAPLE of the Argos Undenominational Church, will officiate, and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Emma Adams
Mrs. Emma (SWYGERT) ADAMS passed away at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital. In failing health for the past six months, she died of complications after observing her 81st birthday April 20.
Born in 1869, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip and Magdelena (FAULSTITCH) SWYGERT. Tiffin, Ohio was her birthplace. She had lived in Monterey before moving to Rochester 25 years ago. Her husband preceded her in death nearly 40 years ago. She was a member of the Delong Methodist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Edna CHOLASER, of Wshington, D.C.; two sisters, Katharine MOORE of Tiffin, Ohio, Karen Van KIRK of Wausaukee, Wisconsin; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Arrangements are pending.

Thursday, June 15, 1950

Emma Adams
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma ADAMS, who passed away Wednesday morning at Woodlawn hospital, will be held at 2:30 p.m. (DST) Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Thomas LUKE of the Rochester Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

John E. Crist
A teen-age fishing party turned into tragedy Wednesday afternoon when a 14-year-old Pulaski county boy lost his balance and fell under the rear wheel of a tractor, about four miles northwest of Kewanna, on the River road.
The boy, John E. CRIST, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isadore CRIST, died in Rochester's Woodlawn hospital at 7:15 p.m., less than an hour after the accident.
Pulaski county Sheriff Hubert BOLLHAUVE said today that the Crist youngster was standing on the axle of the tractor, riding beckwards, when he lost his balance and fell directly under a rear wheel. The wheel passed over the boy's head and shoulders, he added.
A neighbor, Donald GOOD, 17, was reportedly driving the tractor. They were accompanied by James and Joseph CRIST, 11-year-old twin brothers of John, and were going to Mill Creek to fish, the reports added.
The Crist family, who reside 4 1/2 miles west of Kewanna, are former Monterey residents. John was a spring eighth grade graduate of the Faiview school in Pulaski county.
Surviving are the parents, four sisters and two brothers and several other relatives.
The body was taken to the Kennedy Funeral Home, Winamac, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna, of which he was a member. The Rev. Edward HOLLAND will officiate and burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery, Monterey.

Friday, June 16, 1950

Rev. Floyd Roberts
The Rev. Floyd ROBERTS, son of Rev. and Mrs. C. J. ROBERTS of Grass Creek, was killed in a train-automobile accident Wednesday in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Details of the accident were not known immediately.
Dr. and Mrs. Roberts have gone to Pittsfield where funeral services and burial will be conducted.

Saturday, June 17, 1950

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Monday, June 19, 1950

Charles P. Fenstermacher
Charles P. FENSTERMACHER, 86, former resident of Upland, Ind., passed away 6:15 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home where he had made his home for the past two and a half years. Death was attributed to complications.
Mr. Fenstermacher was born March 4, 1864 at Van Lue, Ohio, the son of George and Mary FENSTERMACHER. On July 4, 1894 he was maried to Mary GLASSER, who preceded in death in 1925. He was employed as cabinet maker for the Winston Motor Car Co., of Cleveland, Ohio, for a long number of years and was a member of the Presbterian church of Cleveland.
Survivors are two sons, George, of Upland; Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER, of Syracuse, Ind; two brothers, John [FENSTERMACHER], of Toledo, Ohio; Otto [FENSTERMACHER], of Finland, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. William BOLEN, of Toledo and four grandchildren.
Brief services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. F. L. YODER, of Wabash officiating. The body will then be taken to the Knowland Chapel, Cleveland, Ohio, where services will be held Thursday 3 p.m. with the Rev. Howard BROWN, pastor of the Church of the Savior in charge. Burial will be in the Knowlwood cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz Funeral Home after noon Tuesday.

William Lewis Fenstermaker
William Lewis FENSTERMAKER, 69, died suddenly from a heart attack at 5:15 a.m. today at his cottage at Lake Manitou.
A tool and die maker, he was born June 16, 1860, north of Rochester and was the son of Lafayette and Ettie (BRICKMAN) FENSTERMAKER, and lived most of his life in the community. He spent some time in Kokomo.
He was married here Dec. 31, 1902 to Nannie B. DALTON and was a member of the old Pleasant Valley Church.
Survivors include the wife, at home; a son Cleo Lee [FENSTERMAKER], Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles BOWMAN, Rocester, and Mrs. Viola STEFFEY, Peru.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.

Della Smith
Mrs. Della SMITH, 71, died at 8 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Katherine SURFACE, three miles northeast Akron in the Beaver Dam community. She had been ill for the past two weeks.
Born Feb. 7, 1879, she was the daughter of David and Catherine (ENGLE) JEFFERIES. She had spent her entire lifetime in the Akron community and resided in her present home for the past thirty years. Her husband, Ed SMITH, preceded her in death in 1937.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. SURFACE; six sons, Dan [SMITH] of Mentone; George, Harvey, Charles and Everett [SMITH], of Akron and Ora [SMITH] of Burket; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Isaac JEFFERIES of Mentone and Otto JEFFERIES of Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Mary DAWSON of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Baptist church of Mentone. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron to the residence where friends may call Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, June 20, 1950

William Tyner Van Vactor
William Tyner Van VACTOR, 82, a former Marshall county resident, died at 1 p.m. Monday at the Manteno Hodspital, Manteno, Ill.
The son of Hiram and Katherine Van VACTOR, he moved to the Chicago area about 20 years ago.
Survivors include the wife, Mayne [Van VACTOR], and a daugter, Mrs. Grace DECKER, Chicago.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos, with burial in the Maple Grove cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Alvin C. Schumm
Indianapolis, June 20. -- Alvin C. SCHUMM, former head coach at Arsenal Technical high school in Indianapolis, and coach at Kewanna high school from 1931 to 1935, died at his home Monday evening.
Schumm, who retired from the coachng in 1945 after serving at Tech for four years, was an industrial Arts instructor at Tech during the past year. He had been ill for several months.
He graduated from Ball State in 1927, and coached at Kewanna, Mt. Comfort, and Greenwood before becoming head mentor at Tech. He was a graduate of Clarksburg.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ghyra SCHUMM, two daughters and one sister, Mrs. Richard VANDEWALLE of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Franz Heinzmann
Franz HEINZMANN, 37, Route 3, Rochester, a circus performer, plunged to his death at Pueblo, Col., Monday afternoon while circus fans watched his act at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.
Heinzmann, billed as the "Great Francisco" with the Pollack Bros. Circus, was performing atop his 100 foot pole when it snapped 20 feet below the top, hurling him to the ground. Death was instantaneous.
His wife, the former Pauline KINDIG, and their three children, were on the circus lot at the time of the accident but did not witness the tragedy.
Show officials stopped the performance following the tragedy but the circus continued following an intermission. Miss Bessie Pollack, owner of the show said:
"There must have been a defect in the pole. It's the only way we can account for it."
The circus performer, who had 18 years experience, was born in Munich, Germany, and came to the United States in 1930 with the Gretona family, also of Rochester. He first appeared with Ringling Circus and then in 1937 joined Cole Brothers Circus. He had lived here since 1937 and was a member of the Prsbyterian Church and the Masonic lodge.
He started on his current tour more than a month ago.
News of the accident was received in Rochester late Monday afternoon by Floyd KINDIG, Heinzmann's brother-in-law. Kindig left immediately for Colorado.
The body will be returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Final rites are incomplete.
Survivors include the wife and their three children, Bali Lee and Bondi Lynn, twins, and Fritz Patrick [HEINZMANN].

Wednesday, June 21, 1950

Infant Coplen
The infant daughter of Artimus and Helen COPLEN, Route 5, died this morning in Woodlawn hospital. I was one day old.
Survivors include the parents and two brothers, Steve and Dave [COPLEN] A short prayer service was held this afternoon in the Foster Funeral Home, with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Burial was made in the Reichter cemetery.

Etta M. Carr
Mrs. Etta M. CARR, 83, a native of Fulton county, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jack THOMAS, in South Bend, this morning. She had been in ill health for some time.
Born Aug. 26, 1866, she spent most of her life in the Kewanna community but lived a few years in western states.
She was married to Leonard S. CARR, who preceded her in death 10 years ago, and was a member of the Kewanna Christian church.
Survivors include eight children, Mrs. Agnes THOMAS, South Bend, Arthur and Anthus CARR, South Bend, Mrs. Olive BAKER, Peru, Mrs. Edna PETERS, Winamac, Mrs. Alta PETERS, Culver, Arvin CARR, Kewanna, and Theron CARR, of Roma, Texas; three brothers, Arthur TROUTMAN, Lima, Ohio, Daad TROUTMAN, Michigan, and Lon TROUTMAN, South Bend; nineteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
The body will be returned to the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna. Final rites are pending.

Thursday, June 22, 1950

Etta M. Carr
Funeral services for Mrs. Etta M. CARR, 83, who died in South Bend Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ, Kewanna.
The Rev. Henry BULGER will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.

Franz Heinzmann
Funeral services for Franz HEINZMANN local aerialist, who was killed in a 100-foot fall while performing with the Pollack Circus at Pueblo, Colo., Monday, will be held 2:30 (DST) Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Rev. Stephen GUBI, of the E.U.B. church will officiate and the Masonic Order will give its final rites. The body will arrive at 8 p.m. this evening over the Erie Railroad and will be taken to the funeral home where friends may call. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, June 23, 1950

Clifford E. Mikesell
Clifford E. MIKESELL, 39, a native of Fulton county, died in a Boston, Mass., hospital about midnight Thursday night. He had been ill two years.
Born here Aug. 24, 1910, he moved to Indianapolis 15 years ago and made his home there. The son of Harley and Stella STINSON MIKESELL, he was married to Sarah DEEB at Twelve Mile in May, 1935.
A railroad employee, he was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Survivors include the wife and the following brothers and sisters. Mrs. Faun SOWERS, Macy; Harold R. MIKESELL, Macy; Oliver RILEY, Ft. Wayne, and Russell MIKESELL, South Bend.
The body will be returned to Indianapolis Sunday. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Gladys Jagger
Burial for Mrs. Gladys JAGGER, 49, of Waukegan, Ill., was made Thursday in the Churubusco cemetery. A former Rochester resident, she passed awa late Monday evening.
Her husband, Ray [JAGGER], has been employed by Schlosser Creamery.
An active Methodist church member here, she is survived by two sons, Kenneth [JAGGER], Indianapolis organist, and Dale [JAGGER] of Parkersburg, W. Virginia. Both are well known here.

Saturday, June 24, 1950

Clifford E. Mikesell
The body of Clifford E. MIKESELL, who died in Boston at midnight Thursday, will arrive in Indianapolis Sunday for final rites.
He was a native of Fulton county. Additional survivors include the father, Harley MIKESELL, of Mishawaka.

Monday, June 26, 1950

Iley J. Herrin
Iley J. HERRIN, 50, of 206 North Maple Ave., Argos, passed away early Sunday morning at Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Harris suffered a heart attack Friday evening and failed to rally. He had been a resident of the Argos community throughout his entire life.
He was born August 2, 1899 at Argos, the son of James and Lorena HARRIS. He was married to Violet ARCHAMBEAULT on Oct. 8, 1930. For the past 14 years he was a partner in a tavern business at Argos. Prior to his entering in business for himself he was employed by the Kosanke Bros. Creamery for a number of years.
Surviving are his wife; three children, Ila [HERRIN], 16, Mary Jo [HERRIN], 12, and Jenny [HERRIN], 11; a sister, Mrs. Nelson NORTON, Plymouth and two nephews.
Final rites will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Bluffton, will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Victor R. Cover
Victor R. COVER, 55, Route 2, Macy, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Dukes Hospital, Peru. he had been ill six months.
Born Aug. 3, 1894, in Allen township, he was the son of John E. and Mary Margaret DEEDS COVER and lived his entire life in Miami county.
A farmer, he was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors include his mother; the wife, formerly Ida Pearl RAYMER, whom he married in Denver in 1913; three daughters, Mrs. Robert COOK, Rochester; Mrs. Harold SMITH, Akron, and Miss Lois COVER, at home; two half-sisters, Mrs. Olie SEE, Macy; Mrs. Louise Van LEUVEN, Spokane, Wash.; and one half-brother, Samuel COVER.
The body was taken to the McCain funeral home, Denver. Friends may call at the residence, north of Deedsville, after 4 p.m. Tuesday. The body will be taken to the Macy Christian church to lie in state one hour before services there at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Rev. David ROGERS will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.

William Edward Gregory
William Edward GREGORY, 87, died at Woodlawn Hospital Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m. following a one-week illness. He resided with his son, Alvin [GREGORY], near Leiters Ford and was a retired farmer.
Born in Liberty township Aug. 22, 1862, he was the son of William and Anna GREGORY. He was married to Ardella WARNER, who preceded him in death June 1, 1938.
A lifetime resident in this county, he is survived by three sons, Harold [GREGORY], Akron, Ohio, Kerchie [GREGORY], San Diego, Calif., and Alvin [GREGORY], Leiters Ford; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel DeMOTTE and Mrs. Lois CLINE, Kokomo, and Mrs. Ruth ROUCH, Fulton; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Telitha WILKINSON, Peru.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton. The Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery.
The body will remain at the chapel where friends may call.

Milo Emmons
Funeral services were scheduled this afternoon in Mt. Morris, Mich., for Milo EMMONS, 82, native of Fulton county who died Saturday morning at his home there.
He was born near Tiosa and was the son of Jesse and Susanna EMMONS. A carpenter, he moved to Michigan about 30 years ago.
Survivors include a brother, Harry [EMMONS], Lake Manitou; a sister, Mrs. Del LEVELL, Mentone. Burial will be in Michigan.

Austin H. Sponseller
Austin H. SPONSELLER, 85, former resident of Walkerton, passed away Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben GARDNER, three miles northeast of Argos. He had been ill for 14 years with a heart ailment. He retired from farming a number of years ago.
Mr. Sponseller was born July 20, 1864 in Crawford County, Ohio, and came to Walkerton community when a small boy. He had resided in Walkerton and in Kosciusko county where he engaged in farming. On April 28, 1894 he was married to Katie DEAN at Atwood, Ind.; she died in 1904. His parents were Henry and Charlotte SPONSELLER. Mr. Sponseller was a member of the Brethren church.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. GARDNER; a son Norman [SPONSELLER], of North Liberty, Ind.; two brothers, George [SPONSELLER] of Etna Green and Abe [SPONSELLER] of Constantine, Mich; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Howard DICKEY, of Plymouth, were held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Burial was made in the Etna Green cemetery.

Mrs. Ray Jagger
The following obituary of Mrs. Ray JAGGER, of Waukegan, Ill., was submitted to The News-Sentinel today by a member of the family. Mrs. Jagger was a former resident of Rochester and had many friends throughout this locality.
Mrs. Ray Jagger, 49, passed away suddenly in her sleep Monday, June 19, 1950. She was born the daughter of Homer and Etta GAFF, Sept. 11, 1900.
She is survived by her husband, Ray JAGGER, of the Deepfreeze Corp., North Chicago, Ill.; a son, Kenneth [JAGGER], nationally famous organist; a son Robert Dale [JAGGER], sales representative of Standard Brands, Inc., Parkersburg, W. Va.; her mother, Mrs. Etta GAFF, of Churubusco, Ind.
Services were held at the Sonday Funeral Home, Churubusco and burial was in the Blue River cemetery, Churubusco.
Mrs. Jagger was a member of the First Methodist church, of Waukegan, where she belonged to the Social Service Society of the church. She was also a member of the Waukegan Woman's club.

Tuesday, June 27, 1950

Edward Downey
Rochester friends received word late yesterday of the death of Edward DOWNEY which occurred Monday morning in a Logansport Hospital. Mr. Downey, former resident, left Rochester ove 40 years ago and for several years was a prominent attorney at Churubusco, Ind.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters. Earl MILLER and Fred L. MILLER of this city are cousins of the deceased. Interment is to be made in the IOOF cemetery.

Leslie Ray Prill
Leslie Ray PRILL, 67, passed away 6:55 p.m. Monday in a hospital at Los Angeles, Calif. Death was attributed to complications which resulted from injuries he received in an auto accident four months ago. Mr. Prill, former resident of this city had made his home with his son, Donald Prill, Los Angeles, for the past three years.
He was born in Rochester on June 18,1883, the son of John and Mary HALL PRILL. In 1904 he was married to Nellie McHENRY, who preceded him in death in 1925. Mr. Prill was employed as a baker here for a number of years and later he resided in South Bend where he followed the same trade. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen's Lodge.
Surviving are three sons, Donald [PRILL], Claude and Gerald [PRILL], all of Los Angeles; three daughters, Mrs. W. J. RICHESON, Mrs. Pearl LINDZY, Mrs. Jack ROACH, all of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Pearl MOORE, Athens; three grandchildren.
The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Arrangement for the final rites are incomplete.

Wednesday, June 28, 1950

Douglas H. Lease
Douglas H. LEASE, three-month-old son of Harry and Dorothy LEASE, of near Grass Creek, died at 5:30 a.m. today.
The child, born in Woodlawn hospital March 20, is survived by a sister, Lavonne Sue [LEASE]; the parents; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. LEASE, Kewanna; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Howard HERSHEY, Elwood, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John HERSHEY, Gary.
The body will be taken from the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, to the residence at 9:30 a.m. Thursday where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at the Grass Creek EUB church at 2 p.m. Thursday and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Leslie Ray Prill
Funeral services for Leslie Ray PRILL, 67, who died in California Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.
The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate and brial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body is expectedto arrive on the 8 o'clock train tonight.

Ida Thekle Bang
Mrs. Ida Thekle BANG, 67, died at her home in Argos Tuesday following a three-weeks illness.
Born June 6, 1888, in Germany, she moved to Argos 36 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio. The daughter of August and Sophia WACHTELER, she was married to Andrew BANG, Aug. 24, 1924.
A member of the Argos Methodist church, she is survived by the husband; three sons, Herbert and William [BANG] Cleveland and Karl [BANG], address unknown; six sisters, Selma CHRISTIANSON, Cleveland, Emma NELSON, Gavattville, Ohio, Hedit STONE, Seattle, Wash., Anna BURKHARDT, Ohio, Hula LINDON, Cleveland, Elsie LUJAH, Oberlin, Ohio; a brother Karl WACHTELER, Cleveland; one granddaughter and one great-branddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Ray KUHN officiating.
The body will then be sent to the Busch Funeral Home at Cleveland for services Friday and burial will be in the Suncreast Park cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home at Argos.

Thursday, June 29, 1950

[no obits]

Friday, June 30, 1950

Benjamin Hugh Taylor
Benjamin Hugh TAYLOR, a farmer from Newcastle Township, died at the Woodlawn Hospital at 3:30 this morning following a two weeks' illness.
Aged 57, Mr. Taylor had lived on his farm two miles northeast of Talma for the past 24 years. He was born in Walton, July 13, 1892 and moved here from Jeffersonville. He married Maude SCOTT in Logansport August 25, 1911. His parents were Charles and Mary TAYLOR.
Surviving him are his wife, a son, Kenneth [TAYLOR], from Rochester; and three grandchildren. Two sons and two daughters preceded him in death.
The body was removed to the Foster funeral Home, where his friends may visit until the funeral at Foster's at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate. Burial will be in the Walton IOOF cemetery.

Saturday, July 1, 1950

Flora F. Kester
Mrs. Flora F. KESTER, 88, Plymouth, died at 2:50 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past 11 weeks.
Born May 12, 1862, in Cloverland, Ind., she was the daughter of Amos and Sarah WILLIAMS. Her marriage to John W. KESTER was in Vigo county. She was a member of the Christian church, Bushton, Ill.
Survivors are two daughters and six sons, Mrs. Daphne AWOLD, Plymouth; Mrs. Dolly HARDESTY, Wenatchee, Washington; F. Marion [KESTER], Joplin, Mo.; Anna C. [KESTER], of here; Tom [KESTER], address unknown; Ray [KESTER], Sheyenne, North Dakota; Elmer [KESTER], Akron; Robert [KESTER], Areola, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. Belle CLEMENTS, West Terre Haute, Ind.; Mrs. Molly KINSER, Mattoon, Ind.; Mrs. Kate SEPTER St. Louis; Mrs. Radie MALONEY, Los Angeles; thirteen grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.

Monday, July 3, 1950

Sidella May White
Mrs. Sidella May WHITE, 78, died at her home two and one-half miles north of Akron Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. Ill seven months, her death was attributed to complications.
A lifelong resident of the community, she was born in Kosciusko county on May 13, 1872. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin and Eliza Ann JUDD ADAMSON, she was married to George E. WHITE, who survives, on November 11, 1893 in Akron.
A member of the Church of God, she is survived by her husband; two sons, Claude [WHITE], of Akron, and Everett [WHITE], of Terre Haute, and a daughter, Eliza Ann [WHITE], at home.
Funeral services will be held at the Olive Bethel church Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Hubert JOHNSON officiating. The burial will be in the Nichols cemetery and the body will be taken to the home Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. where friends may call.

Tuesday, July 4, 1950

[no paper - holiday]

Wednesday, July 5, 1950

[no obits]

Thursday, July 6, 1950

Pauline Speyer
Miss Pauline SPEYER, 57, well-known resident of Culver passed away early Wednesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. J. REYNOLDS, South Bend, where she was visiting. Her death was attributed to a heart attack. Miss Speyer had many friends in Rochester and had visited here on numerous occasions.
Blind since birth, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry SPEYER. She graduated from the School for the Blind at Indianapolis, and for over a score of years was employed as a special correspondent for the Plymouth Pilot.
Miss Speyer was a member of the Culver Methodist church and was well-known throughout the Culver community as a vocal soloist whose talents were in demand on many occasions.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Helen RHODES, of New York; Mrs. Ruth SHAW, of Escanaba, Mich., and Mrs. Margaret REYNOLDS, of South Bend; and Jack [SPEYER], of New York and several nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Easterday Funeral Home, Culver, where friends may call. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, July 7, 1950

Pauline Speyer
Funeral arrangements for Miss Pauline SPEYER, 51, well-known Culver resident who died early Wednesday, were announced today. The funeral will be held at 1:30 Saturday at the Easterday Funeral Home in Culver.
The Rev. Quinton HAND of the Culver Methodist Church will officiate, and burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.

Grace L. Haldeman
Mrs. Grace L. HALDEMAN, 62, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday at her residence, six miles northwest of Akron. She had been ill several weeks.
Born in Fulton county May 21, 1888, she was the daughter of Frank and Elnora DRUDGE and was married April 27, 1900, to Fred H. HALDEMAN, who preceded her in death May 12, 1937.
A member of the Rochester American Legion Auxiliary, she spent her entire life in the Akron community.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth [HALDEMAN], Warsaw, and Darl [HALDEMAN], Spencer, Ia.; a granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer LEININGER and Mrs. Harold MILLER, both of Akron. A brother and a sister preceded her in death.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, to the residence Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Arnetta Griffis
Funeral services for Mrs. Henry [Arnetta] GRIFFIS, 78, Mentone, who died in Woodlawn Hospital Wednesday evening, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone.
The Rev. Milton DOWDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
[Arnetta BONNELL] was born in Ohio Nov. 26, 1871, the daughter of James P. and Elnora BONNELL. She came to Indiana when 17 years old and resided most of the time in the Mentone community.
She was married Nov. 14, 1907, at Rochester, to [Henry] GRIFFIS, who died two years ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Wayne SHUNK, Mentone; a son, Carl GRIFFIS, Arizona; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Caddie ROUCH, Mentone.

Saturday, July 8, 1950

[no obits]

Monday, July 10, 1950

Carl C. McGriff
Carl C. McGRIFF, 55, died suddenly at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at his home, three miles northeast of Argos. He had been in failing health five months.
A farmer, he was born June 9, 1865, at Sofoines, Ill., but spent most of his life in Argos and a few years in Bourbon.
The son of David and Lulu McGRIFF, he was married Dec. 24, 1914, to Tollie WHISMAN, and was a member of the Farm Bureau and Izaak Walton League.
Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ruth SCHMIDT, of LaPorte; the mother, Mrs. David McGRIFF, Plymouth; and a granddaughter, Karlene [SCHMIDT]. The father and a brother, Earl [McGRIFF], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. J. Robert COOVERT, pastor of the Argos Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 11, 1950

Charles E. Brockey
Verdie BROCKEY, Talma, has received word of the death of his brother, Charles E. BROCKEY, 74, of Seattle, Wash., who passed away Sunday.
The deceased was a native of this county. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Pearl SCHULMEYER, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at the Hayes Funeral Home at South Bend, Friday at 2 p.m.

Earl E. Bradway
Earl E. BRADWAY, 65, well-known resident of Akron, died suddenly at 4 p.m. Monday while transacting business in the Akron Telephone Co. offices. His death was attributed to heart seizure.
For over 20 years Mr. Bradway was in charge of the sub-station for the Public Service Co. of Indiana, at Akron; later he was transferred to a similar post at Spencer, Ind., where he served for ten years. He retired about ten months ago and returned to Akron to make his home.
A native of Fulton county, Mr. Bradway was born in Akron on August 17, 1885. His parents were Lewis and [Arretta] (BROKAW) BRADWAY. He was married to Clio KREIGHBAUM on March 8, 1911. Mr. Bradway was a member of the Modern Woodmen's Order, the Akron Lions Club and was secretary of the Akron Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Harry "Tedgie" [BRADWAY], of Akron; William [BRADWAY], of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Arthur NYE, of South Bend; two half-sisters, Mrs. Delta ACHEY and Mrs. Harry BURDGE, both of Akron, and a half-brother, Glen AULT, also of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body will be taken to the Bradway home 10 a.m. Wednesday where friends may call up until 10 a.m. Thursday when it will be taken to the funeral home.

Wednesday, July 12, 1950

Dawson Infant
Burial was made in the Kewanna cemetery this week for the infant son of Capt. and Mrs. Dallas O. DAWSON, which died at birth at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital Sunday.
Mrs. Dawson is the former Mary Elizabeth WARE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James WARE, of Kewanna.

Thursday, July 13, 1950

Deloris Irene Baber
Mrs. Deloris Irene BABER, of Findlay, Ohio, former resident of Pulaski county, passed away Wednesday evening in a Findlay hospital. She had been seriously ill for a week. Mrs. Baber had many acquaintances throughout both Fulton and Pulaski counties.
She was born [Deloris Irene MORRISON] Jan. 25, 1923, at Sheldon, Ill., and was married to Richard BABER, Nov. 9, 1946, in Sheldon. Her parents are Lyle C. and Pearl (HARDEN) MORRISON, of near Winamac.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Dennis Richard [BABER], and a daughter, Linda Carol [BABER], at home; two sisters, Reba MORRISON, of Lafayette; Mrs. Geneive LOGSTON, of Chicago, and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. (DST), at the Macy Methodist church and burial will be in the Macy cemetery. The Rev. TAGGART will officiate. The body will be taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Friday afternoon to the Morrison home, five miles west of Road 17 on Road 14 near Winamac, where friends may call.

Stephen Wayne Grossman
Funeral services were planned today for Stephen Wayne GROSSMAN, 13 1/2 month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne GROSSMAN, Jr., who died in a Bourbon physician's office Wednesday after his father's car and trailer backed over him in the family's back yard, 5 1/2 miles northeast of Argos.
The child, born June, 1949, at Plymouth, had made his way out of a play pen, probably by crawling underneath it, and wandered into the path of the backing vehicle.
Death was attributed to a skull fracture.
Survivors include the parents; a sister, Dianne [GROSSMAN], 3; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry COMPTON, Inwood; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne GROSSMAN, Sr., Bourbon.
The body will be removed from the Grossman funeral home, Argos, to the residence at 3 p.m. today. A short prayer service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Inwood Methodist church.
The Rev. Robert WALL, of the Inwood Methodist church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Donald BARNES, of Lapel. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Friday, July 14, 1950

Clovie Annice Large
Mrs. Clovie Annice LARGE, 63, Leiters Ford, died at 10:52 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill three months.
Born [Clovie Annice STAYTON] July 10, 1887, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Andrew and Susan STAYTON, moving to Aubbeenaubbee township 45 years ago.
On Sept. 30, 1905 at Plymouth, she was married to Emery LARGE. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and the Rebecca Lodge there.
Survivors include:
The husband; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita HICKS, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ellen Jane SHRIVER, Argos, Mrs. Susan JOHNSON, Leiters Ford; five sons, Chester [LARGE], San Antonio, Texas, Alfred [LARGE], Culver, Lester [LARGE], LaPorte, Orville [LARGE], Monterey, and Delbert [LARGE], Rochester; a brother, Nelson STAYTON, Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Nell SMITH, Shelbyville, Ill., Mrs. Chloe INKS, Elkhart, Mrs. Rebecca INKS, Knox; several grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until 2 p.m. Saturday when the body will be moved to the residence in Leiters Ford.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. The Rev. George VANCE will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, July 15, 1950

[no obits]

Monday, July 17, 1950

Rachel Mason
Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel MASON, 84, former Rochester resident, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna.
The Rev. W. C. EVERS, Methodist church pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the Indian Creek Presbterian cemetery near Kewanna.
Mrs Mason died Saturday at Urbana, Ill., where she made her home for the past 15 years, as the result of shock and complictions from a broken hip.
Born June 8, 1866, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of William and Rebecca MILLER Van METER and was married to James P. MASON, who preceded her in death.
A member of the Methodist church, she is survived by the following step-children:
Minnie CRAWFORD, Danville, Ill., Henry MASON, Oakwood, Ill., Ollie DAVIS, Collinson, Ill., John McCRACKEN, address unknown, Grace HUNSINGER, Flora, Walter MASON and Mabel TYRELL, both of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.

Olive M. Kirtland
Mrs. Olive M. KIRTLAND, passed away Sunday morning at her home three miles southwest of Twelve Mile. Her death which came suddenly was caused by a heart attack. She had been failing health for some time, however.
A native of Cass county, she was born [Olive M. KINZIE] Feb. 19, 1881 in Bethlehem township. Her husband, Edward O. KIRTLAND, to whom she was married in 1904 preceded in death in 1919. Her parents were James D. and Margaret L. (MILLER) KINZIE. Mrs. Kirtland was a member of the German Baptist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel TRENT a brother Cyrus KINZIE, of Camden, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Emma BRADEN, of Macy and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2:30 p.m. at the Spring Creek Christian church with the Rev. Howard FLORY officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Creek church cemetery. The body was removed to the Kirtland home at noon today from the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton. The family requests the omission of flowers.

Tuesday, July 18, 1950

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 19, 1950

John Railsback
John RAILSBACK, 86, a former Marshall county resident, died July 15 in a Douglas, Wyoming hospital, friends reported today.
Born here [sic] Argos Oct. 17, 1862, he is survived by the wife, Mrs. Lucy RAILSBACK, Douglas, Wyo.; a daughter, Mrs. Harold STEINER, of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. M. J. TABER, Mrs. Etta SMITH, both of Los Angeles, and a brother, Simon RAILSBACK, Argos.
Funeral services and burial were held in Wyoming Tuesday.

William Ray Kile
William Ray KILE, 64, Logansport, and a native of Fulton county, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital there following a short illness.
Born November 17, 1885, in Fulton county, he was the son of Monroe and Viola CUNNINGHAM KILE. He had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. for 44 years, was a member of the B. of R. T. and the Ninth street Christian church.
Survivors are the wife, Mabel [KILE]; six brothers and two sisters, Fred, Robert, and Glen [KILE], Logansport; Merl [KILE], Detroit, Arthur [KILE], Stockton, Calif, Harry [KILE]; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie GRAHAM, Logansport, and Mrs. Goldie SUMMERS, Kent, Ohio.
The body is at the Chase-Miller chapel, Logansport, where friends may call. Final services will be at 2:30 Friday at the chapel, with the Reverend Wilbur DAY officiating. Burial willb e in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Omer Keel
Omer KEEL died early this afternoon at his home east of Woodrow school. The bod was taken to the Foster funeral home where final rites are pending.
Thursday, July 20, 1950

Omer Keel
Funeral services for Omer H. KEEL, 77, who died Wednesday at his farm home three miles southeast of here, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral Home. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Born Nov. 27, 1873, he was the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann KEEL and was a lifelong resident of Fulton county. His first marriage May 16, 1896, was to Orah Pearl MILLER, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 20, 1947, he married Mrs. Louella JOHNSON.
A member of the IOOF, he is survived by the wife; a son, Burl [KEEL], Peru; three grandchildren; a brother, Solomon [KEEL], Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Bess CUMMINGS, Rochester, and the following step-children: Ford JOHNSON, Rochester, Mrs. Charles SHAW, Mississippi, Sammy and Serris [JOHNSON], South Bend; Winifred PORTER, Logansport.
Two sons preceded him in death. The body will be taken to the residence this afternoon and returned to the funeral home Saturday for final rites.

Villace Edward Lee
Villace Edward LEE, six-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard LEE, of Lake Manitou, died at Woodlawn Hospital at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. The infant had been ill for the past few days. He was born June 2, 1950.
Survivors are the parents; two sisters, one a twin, Violet May and Darlene LEE; the grandparents and great-grandmother. Funeral services will be held 2:30 Saturday afernoon at the Foster Funeral home. Rev. Davis will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Evelyn Pyle
Private rites for Evelyn BRUBAKER PYLE, 34, Rochester, who died in Logansport Wednesday, will be held here at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home here.
The Rev. Benjamin THOMAS, of South Bend, assisted by the Rev. Stephen GUBI, Rochester, will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.
Born Nov. 12, 1915, she was the daughter of Claude and Mae ZINK BRUBAKER. She was a Rochester high school graduate, a member of the Trinity EUB church and the Win-A-Couple class. Survivors include the father; two brothers, Art and Claude [BRUBAKER], Jr., Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Fred FERGUSON, Oak Park, Ill.
Friends may call at the funeral home until noon Friday.

Lula Belle McCall
Mrs. Lula Belle McCALL, 67, 1300 Bancroft Avenue, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday following an illness of three and one-half years.
Born Dec. 27, 1882, at Talma, she was the daughter of Clinton and Sarah BICKELL IRVINE. She had resided here for 29 years; prior to that her home was in Newcastle township. Mrs. McCall was a member of the Baptist church and the Rebekah lodge.
Her marriage on Aug. 3, 1904, in this city, was to Walter McCALL, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Herman and William [McCALL] of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Oliver KROM and a brother Ernest IRVINE, also of Rochester; six grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Final plans are pending.

Friday, July 21, 1950

Infant Reffett
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Whitten REFFET, Jr., Route 2, Kewanna, died in Woodlawn Hospital this morning shortly after birth.
Graveside services were scheduled this afternoon in the Fulton cemetry with the Rev. M. E. REED officiating.

Lula Belle McCall
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Belle McCALL, 67, who died Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate and burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery here.
Mrs. McCall will be taken to the residence, 1300 Bancroft Avenue, Saturday morning and will be returned to the fneral home at noon Sunday.

Saturday, July 22, 1950

Clyde Graham
Clyde GRAHAM, 56, former Fulton county resident and brother of Police Chief Earl GRAHAM, died in Augusta, Ga., about 7 a.m. today. He had been ill several weeks.
In the roofing and insultion business, the deceased was a native of Grant county, but spent most of his life here until 1923 when he moved to Georgia.
Survivors include his wife, the former Marie WHITTENBERGER of Akron; four children, Marion [GRAHAM], Augusta, and Betty [GRAHAM], Atlanta, both married, and Clyde Robert [GRAHAM] and Jean Marie [GRAHAM], at home. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl GRAHAM made plans to leave today for Augusta where funeral services will be held Tuesday.

Monday, July 24, 1950

Elza I. Evans
Elza I. EVANS, 76, died at 5 a.m. today at his home, six miles southeast of Fulton. He had been ill one year.
Born in Henry county Oct. 16, 1873, he was the son of James and Mary Ellen CURRANT EVANS. He was married Aug. 21, 1898, to Jessie SOWERS and was a member of the Twelve Mile E. U. B. church.
Survivors include the wife; four sons, Russell [EVANS], at home, Cecil [EVANS], Chicago, Dee [EVANS], Twelve Mile, Robert [EVANS], Indianapolis; four daughters, Mrs. Ora HARNESS, Arlington, Va., Mrs. Gladys JENKINS, Logansport, Mrs. Inez REEVES, Dennis, Calif., and Mrs. Francis McCONKEY, Nitigon, Ontario; fourteen grandchildren; two brothers, Benson EVANS, Kewanna, Alfred [EVANS], Peru; a sister, Mrs. Ida CLINGENPEEL, Minneapolis, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Twelve Mile E. U. B. church. The Rev. C. F. FIFE will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Carmel cemetery, Twelve Mile. The body will be taken to the residence Thursday morning from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home until Thursday.

David W. Geller
Funeral services were scheduled at 2 p.m. today for David W. GELLER, seven-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David GELLER, Leiters Ford, who died Saturday afternoon while being admitted to Riley hospital, Indianapolis.
Rites were planned at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester BUNCH, Leiters Ford. The Rev. George VANCE will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
The baby, who had been ill five days, was born Dec. 15, 1949. Other survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. GELLER.

Isabelle Rowles
Mrs. Isabelle ROWLES, 77, who for many years lived at 1100 Franklin avenue, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gus NICKELL, in Michigan City. She had been failing health several years and in serious condition for six weeks.
Most of her life was spent in Rochester but she was born Nov. 26, 1872, in Winamac. Her parents were Adam and Catherine NYE.
In February, 1895, she was married to Frank ROWLES who preceded her in death in November, 1939. She was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. William BOELTER, Chicago, and Mrs. NICKELL; one son, Estil [ROWLES], Rochester; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The body is now at the Nickell home in Michigan City but will be brought to the Foster funeral home here on Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the local Christian church by the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD. Burial will be in Citizens' cemetery.

Clara Ann Ingram
Mrs. Clara Ann INGRAM, 77, died Sunday moning at the home of a son, William HOLLIS, west of Kewanna.
Born July 2, 1873, at Hebron, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (GRIFFIN) APPLEGET. She was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors include the husband, Elmer [INGRAM]; two sons, William [HOLLIS], Kewanna, and L. L. HOLLIS, Logansport; a daughter, three granddaughters; five great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Tuesday at the Kewanna Church of Christ. The Rev. Joseph DUX will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Kewanna.
Friends may call at the Harrison Funeral Home.

Tuesday, July 25, 1950

Sarah Elizabeth Gottschalk
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth GOTTSCHALK, 74, died at 10:30 a.m. today at her home 1 1/2 miles east of here on the Fort Wayne Road. She had been ill two years.
Born Dec. 27, 1875, five miles southwest of Rochester, she spent some time in Peru before moving back here 28 years ago.
She was the daughter of George Henry and Sarah BURNS WERNER and in 1937 in Rochester was married to Noah COTTSCHALK.
She was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the Rebekah and a Gold Star mother.
Survivors include: The husband; three step-sons, Harry [GOTTSCHALK], Fort Wayne, Walter [GOTTSCHALK], Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Ira [GOTTSCHALK], Lewistown, Idaho; a brother, John WERNER, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call. Services will be held at the Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.

Budd Ehlinger
Word has been received by Mrs. Lillie EHLINGER of the death of her son, Budd EHLINGER, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Ehlinger spent his childhood and younger life in and around this locality and was a barber in numerous shops in Rochester. He moved to California in 1927.

Bessie J. Schumacher
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Bessie J. SCHUMACHER, 65, Culver, and a native of Fulton county. Services are scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Maxinkuckee Methodist church near Culver.

Dessie Stanley
Mrs. Dessie STANLEY, of 546 Indiana avenue, this city, passed away at 2 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Max O'BLENIS. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage which she suffered about a week ago. Mrs. Stanley had been a resident of Rochester for two years, coming here from Liberty township.
She was born Sept. 27, 1884, at Connersville, Ind., the daughter of David and Margaret HASLUN. On Aug. 20, 1908, she was married to Samuel E. STANLEY at Connersville. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Stanley ws a member of the Connersville Methodist church.
The following children survive: Carl [STANLEY], of Walkerton, Ind.; Omar [STANLEY], of Marion; Ernest [STANLEY], of Columbus, S.C., and Mrs. O'BLENIS, of this city, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be at the O'Blenis home from Tuesday evening until noon Thursday, where friends may call.

Wednesday, July 26, 1950

Thomas L. Wright
Thomas L. WRIGHT, 46, died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday following an illness of three weeks. Formerly a Rochester resident, he had been in the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis for two weeks.
Born in Rochester July 28, 1903, Wright resided in South Bend following a move to Mentone. He married Blanche GINNEY, who survives, Feb. 11, 1946, in South Bend. His parents were Glen and Dessie Dell JOHNSON WRIGHT.
A barber, Wright was a member of the Mentone American Legion. During the war he was with the 27th Troop carrier Group in China-Burma-India theater.
The body was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Full military rites will be held by the Rochester American Legion Post, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the Mentone American Legion. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, July 27, 1950

Dr. Arthur J. Kelsey
Funeral services for Dr. Arthur J. KELSEY, 69, Monterey, who died Tuesday, will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the St. Anne's church.
The Rev. Fred SCHROEDER will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
The deceased was a member of the Indiana State and Pulaski county Medical societies, the Fulton county Hospital staff and the Holy Name Society of St. Ann's church.
Born on October 31, 1881, Dr. Kelsey was united in marriage with Augusta KEITZER on May 2, 1904 and resided in the community during his entire lifetime.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, Dr. Lawrence KELSEY of Kewanna; Charles and Edward [KELSEY], of Monterey; and Paul [KELSEY], of Huntington, W. Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Mary RICHTER, of Chicago; Mrs. Ruth KLEYCAMP, of Ashland, Ky.; and Miss Roberta KELSEY, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Mrs. Emma WENTZEL of Denver.

Mary Honor Clemans
Mrs. Mary Honor CLEMANS, 71, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at her home, seven miles southwest of Akron. She had been ill two years.
Born March 6, 1879, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Oliver and Minerva ALSPACH and was married to James CLEMANS March 6, 1898, in this county.
A member of the Macy Methodist church, she is survived by the husband, a son, Herbert [CLEMANS], Route 1, Akron, and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Clemans was the last of a family of 12 children.
Friends may call at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, after 7 o'clock tonight. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2:30 p.m. (DST). The Rev. D. F. TAGGART, of Macy, will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.

Friday, July 28, 1950

Kenneth Reed
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Devon REED, Macy, died at birth at Woodlawn hospital Thursday night. It had been named after its father.
Survivors include the parents and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John REED, North Manchester, and Mr. and Mrs. William LAWSON, Macy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral Home. Father Charles SCHOLL will officiate and burial will be in the Macy cemetery.

John Martin
John MARTIN, 88, a resident of Fulton County for 45 years, died at his home at 927 Park Street at 8:30 this morning.
Born September 16, 1881, at North Ockendon, England, he came to America in 1884 to live with his brother at Hoopeston, Ill. Later he moved to a farm east of Kewanna where he lived until coming to Rochester in 1941.
His parents were George and Selina THOROGOOD MARTIN. He married Ola ZUCK of Kewanna Oct. 20, 1907 and she preceded him in deth in 1935.
A member of the IOOF, he is survived by three daughters, Reba [MARTIN], at home, Mrs. Erma PROUGH of Hamilton and Mrs. Alice LAUB of Fort Wayne and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna Odd Fellows Cemetery. The family has requested that no flowers be sent.

Clidia Adams
Mrs. Clidia ADAMS, 35, for several years a Rochester resident and an emploee of the Berghoff Cafe, died unexpectedly in South Bend Thursday.
News of the death was received here by Olive SLAYBAUGH, a step-sister.
Survivors include the husband, Thomas [ADAMS]. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Saturday, July 29, 1950

Clidia Adams
Funeral services for Mrs. Clidia Smittie ADAMS, 35, former Rochester resident who died in South Bend Thursday will be held at the Hollis Funeral Home, South Bend, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Carl BOSSE, pastor of River Park Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.
Mrs. Adams was born in Baileyton, Tenn., Jan. 19, 1915, and came here seven years ago from Rochester to South Bend. She was married in 1949 to Thomas ADAMS, who survives. She leaves also her mother, Mrs. Olive May BROWN, of Rochester; a son Dean SMITH, of Rochester; two step-daughters, at home; four sisters, Mrs. William GREEN, Mrs. David FLYNN and Mrs. Harry GINTHER of Rochester; and Mrs. Purvis NORRIS, of Walkerton; four [sic] brothers, Hobart WHITE of South Bend; Walter B. [WHITE] of Clarkesville, Tenn.; Peter [WHITE] of Griffith, Ind., and two half-brothers, Billy and Jerry BROWN, of Rochester.
Friends may call in the Hollis funeral home until the funeral.

Donald M. Zolman
Donald M. ZOLMAN, 37, 1306 Main street, South Bend, died Friday in Chillicothe, Ohio. A cousin of Mrs. Devane FELTS and Charles KOCHENDERFER, Zolman had been ill for seven years. Born in Rochester, he later moved to South Bend where he obtained employment with the Bendix Aviation corporation. In 1927 he married Virginia BAUGH.
He is survived by his wife and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas ZOLMAN, of South Bend. He was removed to the Hays funeral home in South Bend where friends may call from noon today until the funeral there at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Rev. M. L. ALLMAN, Community Baptist church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Memorial park in South Bend.

Monday, July 31, 1950

Anna E. Austin
Word was received here today by friends of Miss Virginia AUSTIN, Route 2, Richmond, Rochester high school commercial teacher, that her mother, Mrs. Anna E. AUSTIN, died Saturday.
The services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Smith Funeral Home in Fountain City. Miss Austin's father preceded her mother in death.
Rose Mitchell Fulkerson
Rochester friends today received word of the death of Mrs. Rose MITCHELL FULKERSON, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith LING, of Rockford, Ill., where she had been residing. A son, Robert MITCHELL, of Los Angeles, Calif., also survives.
Mrs. Fulkerson was the widow of the late Ort MITCHELL of this city. She was born and reared in Rochester and has many friends among the older residents here. The meager details received here did not state where rites or burial services were held.

Tuesday, August 1, 1950

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Wednesday, August 2, 1950

Ermel E. Fish
Ermel E. FISH, 56, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at his home, 421 N. Railroad street, Argos. He had been ill several years.
Born Oct. 20, 1893, in Argos, he spent his entire life in that community. He was the son of Charles and Phoebe FISH and in 1913 he married Ola OVERMYER at Plymouth. She preceded him in death in 1944.
A retired foundry man, he is survived by the following:
Six sons, Charles [FISH], Marion; Oliver [FISH], Mishawaka; Rev. Gerald FISH, Chicago; Kermit, Everett and Harold [FISH], of Plymouth; three daughters, Mrs. Alice HARMON, Argos, Mrs. Velma ALBRITTON, Plant City, Fla., and Miss Hilda FISH, at home; two brothers, Ernest [FISH], Plymouth, and Otis [FISH] of Argos; one sister, Mrs. Theresa CASLOW, Argos; and nineteen grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home at Argos where friends may call.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Arthur KEIM, of Nappanee, will officiate and burial will be in the Jordan cemetry at Argos.

Thursday, August 3, 1950

Robert James Hanna
Robert James HANNA, 68, died at 5 a.m. today at his home one-half mile west of Rochester on the Sixth street road. He had been ill three years and seriously ill one week.
Born July 21, 1882, in Fulton county, he lived all of his life here with the exception of a few years in Fort Wayne.
On Oct. 15, 1915, he was married to Bessie BALL. He was the son of Jerry and Harriet HANNA and a member of the Trinity EUB church.
Survivors include the wife; a sister, Mrs. Mary BECKER, Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Crystal DAVIDSON, Berkley, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. William HUGHES will officiate and burial will be in the Salem cemetery.

Frank Thompson
Frank THOMPSON, about 70, died this morning at Woodlawn Hospital. He resided on a farm one mile south of Akron.
The body was taken to the Sheetz Funeral Home at Akron. Final rites are pending.

Don B. Wagner
Don B. WAGNER, 63, Star City, former Lake Bruce resident and native of this city, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday at his home. He had been ill two weeks.
Born Sept. 7, 1886, in Fulton, he moved to Star City in 1929 from Kewanna. His parents were Frank and Ida Murry WAGNER and he was first married to Elsie Oliver AYERS in 1916. She preceded him in death. He was again married Aug. 20, 1919, to Flossie M. HARTMAN, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter and two sons: Mrs. Dona MILLER, Rochester, Frank WAGNER, South Bend, William WAGNER, this city, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Star City Methodist church and burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery. Friends may call at the Fry and Lange funeral home, Winamac.

Friday, August 4, 1950

Frank Thompson
Funeral services for Frank THOMPSON, 74, who died at Woodlawn Hospital Thursday, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Church of God.
Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
Thompson, who had been ill one week, was born April 28, 1876, the son of Abner and Suzanne (SWIHART) THOMPSON and all of his life had been spent in the Akron community.
He was twice married, first [Aug. 28, 1895], to Liddy [SAYGER], who preceded in death. On Nov. 29, 1913, he was married to Tressa NICODEMUS, who survives.
Other survivors are eight children: Mrs. Sarah [M. TRACY], Silver Lake; Clarence THOMPSON, Akron; Mrs. Goldie COOK, Chicago; Mrs. Eldon COX, Lawrence, Kans.; Mrs. Howard [FLEEGLE], Annelbank, Pa.; Mrs. Susanna ABBOTT, South Bend; Charles THOMPSON, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Mabel CLICK, Denver, Ind.
Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Three children preceded him in death.
The body will be returned to the residence from the Sheetz funeral home this afternoon where friends may call until time for services.

Eddie Lawrence Ekblaw
Eddie Lawrence EKBLAW, 60, farmer residing four miles south of this city on highway 25, died at his home 6:20 p.m. Thursday.
Death was due to paralysis, the victim having been failing for a year and bedfast since May 6.
Born in Champagne county, Ill., April 5, 1890, Ekblaw came to Fulton county in 1939 from Paxton, Ill., where he married Esther DAHL, December 21, 1924. The widow survives. He is the son of Andrew and Ingrid JOHNSON EKBLAW.
Also surviving are daughter, Lois EKBLAW of South Bend; two brothers, George [EKBLAW] of Urbana, Ill., and Sidney [EKBLAW], of Kansas City, Mo., and nieces and nephews. A son, Clark [EKBLAW], died in 1941.
Funeral services will be held in the Rochester Presbyterian church of which he was a member at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate and burial will follow in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will be moved from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral parlor Saturday afternoon to the home where friends may call.

Robert Andrew
Funeral services were planned in Cincinnati, Ohio, today for Robert ANDREW, former Akron hotel manager, who died suddenly Wednesday in Ala Vista, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew first came to Akron following World War I and opened a candy and sandwich shop. After a few years they sold that business and moved to Cincinnati where his family reside.
After another move to Huntington, they returned to Akron to operate the hotel there for a number of years.

Saturday, August 5, 1950

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Monday, August 7, 1950

Miriam Grace Smith
Mrs. Miriam Grace SMITH, Indianapolis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl HOOVER, Rochester, passed away in Indianapolis General Hospital at 5:10 p.m. Sunday.
Survivors include: Her husband, Robert E. SMITH; a son, Richard Roy CLAY, of Great Lakes Naval Training Station; three brothers, Victor [HOOVER], Chicago, Doyne [HOOVER], Hammond, Glenn [HOOVER] of Akron and a sister, Sylvia [HOOVER], of Peru. Her parents also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jordan Funeral Home on East Tenth street in Indianapolis.

Samuel Nevine
Samuel NEVINE, 86, died Sunday morning at the home of Mrs. Virl ZARTMAN, 405 Ohio street, where he had lived for several years. He had been ill one month.
He came to this community from New York 20 years ago and is suvived by four daughers and three sons, most of them from the New York area.
Short services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Foster Funeral Home. The Rev. William HUGHES will officiate and the body will be shipped to Iroquois, Ontario, Canada, for final rites and burial.

Tuesday, August 8, 1950

Ed Ekblaw
Those who attended the funeral services, Sunday of Ed EKBLAW, from a distance were:
Sidney EKBLAW, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. George EKBLAW and son Andrew of Urbana, Ill.; Neil EKBLAW, Peoria, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Anton DAHL, Mr. and Mrs. Martin DAHL, of Saginaw, Mich.; Mrs. Don FLANDING, Midland, Michigan; Mrs. Dick ALLSWEDE, Sanford, Mich.; Mrs. Bob HEINITZ, Hemlock, Mich.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch NELSON, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth NELSON, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh OLSON, Mr. and Mrs. Robert DUFFIN, Mr. and Mrs. Ed SKOG, Florance and Mildred; Mrs. Beda DAHL, Miss Ellen DAHL, Martin DAHL and Miss Alice CLEARY all of Paxton, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence JOHNSON, Ludlow, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. Walter DAHL, Rantoul, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Bob MYER, Mrs. Ray BORMAN and son Kenneth, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin SYMONDS, Mrs. Ethel SYMONDS, of Rantoul, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Layton OKEY, Warren, Carl and Donald, Bluffton, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl SOUTHERLAND, Columbia City, Ind., Mrs. Nellie WERNER and Marvel, Mrs. Kenneth PATE of Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas FAGNER, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond FAGNER, Burnettsville, Ind.
Mabel, Ted, Melvin, Pete JOHNSON, Mrs. Ellen WISELEY of Royal Center, Ind; Esther JOHNSON, Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Russell FAGNER and son, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne FAGNER, Mrs. Hazel FRITZ, Miss Anna BOLANDER of Winamac; Edwin FAGNER, Frankfort, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Verne WITTKAMPER and son of Wanatah, Ind.

Jessie Harding
Miss Jessie HARDING, 59, died at 6:50 o'clock at her home, 215 E. Tenth street, last night, after a serious illness of two weeks.
She was born March 16, 1891, in Rochester and later moved to Miami county, but returned to Rochester. Her parents were William H. and Mary Olive (IZZARD) HARDING.
She was a Stanley Products sales demonstrator, a member of the Rochester Baptist church, Rebekah Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Jane Line Sunday school class.
Miss Harding leaves a sister, Mrs. Robert QUINN; four brothers, Elmer [HARDING], Peru; Conde [HARDING], Peru; William S. [HARDING], Peru and John [HARDING], of Gary, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at he funeral home from Wednesday noon up until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, August 9, 1950

Willard Boggess
Willard "Bill" BOGGESS, 83, died at 8 p.m. Monday in a Logansport hospital following a five-year illness.
He formerly operated a small farm southwest of Lake Manitou.
Born Dec. 20, 1869, he lived in this community his entire life. He was married to Rosa TRUE and operated a small boat landing for several years.
Survivors include two sons, Willard [BOGGESS], New York, and Clarence [BOGGESS], Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. William HUGHES will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charlotte Launer Peters
Mrs. Charlotte [HURSEY[ LAUNER PETERS, 68, died at 6:55 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, one mile west of Twelve Mile. She had been ill 21 months.
Born Jan. 17, 1882, at Warsaw, she came to Rochester in 1930 and had been residing near Twelve Mile since December, 1948.
The daughter of Henry and Alice WRIGHT HURSEY, she was first married to Floyd LAUNER in 1900. He preceded her in death in 1939 and in 1948 she was married to William PETERS at Mentone.
A member of the Rochester Methodist church, she is survived by the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice STUBER, Twelve Mile, Mrs. Mary HIATT, Rochester; two brothers, Harley [HURSEY], Yakima, Wash., and Chauncey [HURSEY], of Toledo, Ohio; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The body will be taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Stuber, at Twelve Mile, Thursday afternoon and returned to Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Friday morning.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.(DST) Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be made in the Twelve Mile cemetery.

Thursday, August 10, 1950

Isaiah Croy
Isaiah CROY, 77, of near Leiters Ford, died early today in an ambulance enroute to Plymouth's Parkview hospital. He had been ill one week.
Born March 3, 1873, in Clinton county, near Kempton, he spent much of his life in Madison county before coming to this community in 1911.
Survivors include:
Four daughters, Mrs. Audra ALTHEID and Mrs. Martha VOREIS, Culver, and Mrs. Dorothy PERSONETTE, Plymouth, Mrs. Donniel BENNETT, Lakeville; two sons, Russell [CROY] and John [CROY], Culver; two brothers, Louis [CROY] and George [CROY], Alexandria; two half-brothers, Charles DUCKWORTH, Anderson, and Frank DUCKWORTH, Culver; two half-sisters, Mrs. Nellie CAMPBELL, Summitville, and Mrs. Edna JARVIS, Anderson; thirty-three gandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home at Culver.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mt. Hope Methodist church of which he was a member. The Rev. Prentice DOUGLAS will officiate and burial will be in the Culver cemetery.

John W. Heminger
Funeral services for John W. HEMINGER, 59, Silver Lake, who died Tuesday night of a heart ailment, will be held at the Summe funeral home there Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Silver Lake Cemetery.
Mr. Heminger was a resident of Fulton county for several years, living at Kewanna.
Survivors include the wife, May [HEMINGER]; his mother, Mrs. Maria HEMINGER, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Earle ACKERT, Kewanna; a brother, Leonard [HEMINGER], Gary; and a brother, Whit [HEMINGER], Rochester. A son, Robert [HEMINGER] was killed in the second World War.

Friday, August 11, 1950

Robert D. McCarty
Robert D. McCARTY, about 80, father of Victor McCARTY, Rochester, died Thursday evening at his home in Westfield. He had been in failing health for several years and suffered a heart ailment earlier this week.
Other survivors include the widow, Minnie [McCARTY], and the following children: Kenneth, Muncie, Merrill, Greensville, Ohio; Vernon [McCARTY], Westfield, and Violet GUNNING, Frankfort. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Westfield Methodist church.

Mrs. George Sangster
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Mrs. George SANGSTER, former resident of this city. While here, the Sangsters owned and operated the Arlington Hotel for a number of years.

Saturday, August 12, 1950

Dora Ann Walker
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Ann WALKER, 78, former Fulton county resident who died Friday at her home in Huntington, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Robbins funeral home, Huntington. She had been in ailing health for some time.
Born on a farm near here January 6, 1872, she was the daughter of Everly and Mary Jane (JONES) BLACKETOR. Her marriage was to Millard WALKER, who passed away more than 20 years ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ted KEIM, Route 1, Rochester; four sons, Raymond [WALKER], Milwaukee, Millard [WALKER], Muncie, Burwell and Robert [WALKER], Huntington; eleven grandchildre and two great-grandchildren.

Monday, August 14, 1950

Kenneth B. Benn
Funeral services for Kenneth B. BENN, 48, who died suddenly last Tuesday night at his home in Glen Rock, N.H., were held in Marion, Ind., Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Benn, who was a brother of Mrs. Arthur ALEXANDER, suffered a heart seizure after attending a baseball game in the New Jersey city last Tuesday evening. He was first president of the Indiana Junior Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Rotary Club and the Masonic lodge. At the time of his death he was regional merchandiser for Montgomery Ward Co., in the eastern area. Prior to that position he was assistant manager for the Johnson Furniture Co. of Marion.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Richard [BENN]; his mother; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur ALEXANDER, this city, Mrs. W. H. ANDERSON, of Muncie and a brother, M. E. BENN, of Jacksonville. Fla. Mr. Benn and his mother have visited in Rochester on numerous occasions and have many friends here.

Tuesday, August 15, 1950

Mrs. Harry J. Bailey
The citizens of Rochester and community were stunned Monday evening when news of the accidental death of Mrs. Harry J. BAILEY was received by several friends of the family. Mrs. Bailey met instant death two miles east of Monticello, road 24, when the Buick auto driven by her husband left the highway and crashed into a large tree along the side of the highway. Rev. and Mrs. Bailey and Mr. and Mrs. Burdette THOMPSON, of Nuda, N.Y. were enroute to Wolcott, Ind. for a visit with the former's son, Harry Wells BAILEY and wife.
The crash occurred at 6:45 p.m. last evening. It is believed Rev. Bailey in some unknown manner lost control of the car. Tracks revealed it went off the road and then careened back across the highway and smashed headon into a large tree. State Troopers Marshall WAGONNER and Sam BURCH, and White county officials investigated the accident.
Coroner Dr. Charles NETHERCUTT, of Chalmers reported that Mrs. Bailey's death was caused by a fractured skull and numerous concussions and abrasions. The three other occupants of the car were taken to the Memorial Hospital at Logansport.
Rev. Bailey suffered minor abrasions and possible internal injuries. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, old friends of the Rochester couple, who were here on a brief visit, both rceived severe cuts, abrasions and possible internal injuries. Their condition was reported serious, but not critical at noon today.
Attending physicians stated that Rev. Bailey would be able to be returned to Woodlawn Hospital here this evening and in all probability could be permitted to return to his home, 1016 South Madison street by Thursday morning. The Thompsons will remain in the Logansport Hospital. Rev. and Mrs. Bailey resided in Nuda, N.Y., several years ago where he was pastor of the Baptist church of that city.
The former minister of the Rochester Baptist church resigned but a few weeks ago and since that time has been engaged in the insurance business here in Rochester.
Edith Florence (WELLS) BAILEY was born October 24, 1898 near Lyons, in Green county, Indiana. She was the daughter of James William and Minnie Alice (KEMP) WELLS. She was united in marriage with Harry J. BAILEY on December 24, 1921 at Bloomfield, Ind. Rev. and Mrs.Bailey came to Rochester in 1942 from Linton, Ind., where he had been pastor of the Baptist church since 1934.
Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Baptist Church and for the past few years during the teacher shortage she taught several terms in both the Talma and Reiter rural schools. She was a member of the Eastrn Star.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Harry W. BAILEY, of Wolcott, Ind.; James D. BAILEY, of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Maxine MORRIS, of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. R. E. "Zoe" BAUGHM, of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Nellie MANNAN, of Indianapolis and Miss Mildred WELLS, of Lyons, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 2:30 at the Rochester Baptist Church with a minister from the Indiana Baptist Headquarters, 1729 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, officiating. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The deacons of the Baptist church will serve as pallbearers and honorary pall bearers will be the members of the Ministerial Association. Music will be provided by the Baptist choir.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral home at 8 p.m. this evening and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church.

Lyman Maus
Funeral services will be held at the Denver Brethren Church Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m., for Lyman MAUS, 55, who died at his home Saturday evening of a heart attack.
Surviving Maus are his wife; one son, Hershel [MAUS]; one daughter, Mrs. Dale EILER; and his mother, Mrs. Alice MAUS, all of Denver; and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond RIDDLE of Rochester are cousins of the deceased.
Reverend O. C. LEMMERT and Reverend Gilbert MAUS will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.

Wednesday, August 16, 1950 to Thursday, August 17, 1950

[no obits]

Friday, August 18, 1950

Mrs. Harry Bailey
Scores of friends filled the Baptist church Thursday afternoon for the funeral of Mrs. Harry BAILEY, 51, wife of Reverend Harry BAILEY, who was killed instantly near Monticello, Monday evening.
Rev. Bailey, who was injured in the wreck, was able to leave his bed to attend the services. Mr. and Mrs. Burdette THOMPSON, of Nuda, N.Y., are recuperating satisfactorily, but neither were able to attend the rites for Mrs. Bailey.
The front of the church was banked with floral tributes. Rev. J. M. HORTON, head of the Indiana Baptist headquarters, officiated at the services. Deacons of the church, Laurence NORRIS, Howard ROBBINS, Glen KNAUFF, Thurl PIPER, Gene THOMPSON, and Lloyd CRAIG were pallbearers, while the members of the local ministerial association served as honorary pall bearers. The church choir furnished music.

Saturday, August 19, 1950

Wayne Dennis Kelley
Wayne Dennis KELLEY, son of Wayne and Joan (RICHARDSON) KELLEY, of North Manchester, passed away 5:30 a.m. today at the Memorial Hospital, Logansport. The child had been ill for a week.
Survivors are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Loren KELLEY and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice BIXLER, of Rochester.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. William HUGHES will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.
Monday, August 21, 1950

Jess McKee
Jess McKEE, 65, former resident of this city, passed away at 12:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home in Goshen, Ind. Death was attributed to a heart ailment and followed a few weeks illness. He had been a resident of Goshen for a number of years where he was employed as a cabinetmaker.
Mr. McKee was born April 8, 1885, at Kokomo, Ind. His parents were Marion and Laura McKEE. The family moved to Rochesrter where Jess attended the local schools and left here to accept a position in Goshen in 1916. His wife was the former May CHADWELL, of Kokomo.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Donald [McKEE], of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daugher, Kathleen [McKEE], of Goshen; four brothers, Fred [McKEE], of Kokomo; Frank [McKEE], of Lafayette; Howard [McKEE], of Goshen; George [McKEE], of Akron and a sister, Mrs. Charles HILLS, of Souh Bend. A daughter, Pauline [McKEE], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon in Goshen. Burial will be in a cemetery there. Mr. and Mrs. George McKEE will attend the services.

T. W. Bowser
T. W. BOWSER, 75, of Macy, died Saturday morning in the Clifton Forge, Virgnia hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks. He had undergone major surgery recently.
Mr. Bowser retired a number of years ago from the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad shops. He resided in Peru, until 10 years ago when he moved to Macy.
Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Mrs. D. E. PATTON of Plymouth.

Harvey Gray
Harvey GRAY, 71, of Argos, passed away at 9:30 a.m. at his home 304 Apple street, following a brief illness. He had been a resident of Argos for the past 30 years where he was employed as a laborer.
He was born in Starke county on September 28, 1878, the son of William and Sarah GRAY. Mr. Gray was married to Myrtle ADAMS on Nov. 24, 1898, at Plymouth. The couple resided in Inwood for a number of years before moving to Argos.
Survivors are two daghters, Mrs. Mable ANDREWS, Argos; Mrs. Elsie ELLIS, Tiernay, Mich., and a son, Everett GRAY, South Bend; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at he Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Bluffton, will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Tuesday, August 22, 1950

James M. Spencer
James M. SPENCER, sports editor of The News-Sentinel, passed away 11 p.m. Monday at his home 627 Madison street, this city. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. His weakened physical condition forced his retirement from practically all active duties about a year ago. James, or "Jimmy" as he was more familiarly known, had a host of friends throughout Fulton county, northern Indiana and at Indiana University.
James Michael [SPENCER], son of Eugene and Nobilene SPENCER, was born March 18, 1928, at Plymouth, Ind. and moved to Rochester with his parents when but a child. He was a graduate of the Rochester high school and had completed two years in a course of journalism at Indiana University when failing health forced him to resign.
While in the Rochester high school he served as editor of the Manitou Ripples and was a member of the RHS Thespian Society. He served as sports editor and feature writer for The News-Sentinel for approximately six years. James was a member of the Masonic and L.O.O.M. lodges of this city.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Nobilene SPENCER; a sister, Jean Ann [SPENCER], both at home and a number of cousins. His father preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Thursday.
The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and burial will be in the Round Lake cemetery, near Grass Creek.

Michael Jay Bradway
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Athens cemetery for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert BRADWAY.
The child, named Michael Jay [BRADWAY], died at 12:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital shortly after birth.
Survivors include the parents; a sister, Barbara Jean [BRADWAY]; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester BRADWAY, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HIBSCHMAN.

Wednesday, August 23, 1950 to Thursday, August 24, 1950

[no obits]

Friday, August 25, 1950

Harold O. Swihart
Harold O. SWIHART, 37, of near Tiosa, burned to death Thursday afternoon in a flaming two-truck collision near Columbus and his wife, Evelyn [SWIHART], 36, was taken to the Bartholomew county hospital with third degree burns.
She was reported in critical condition late this morning, but attendants said they thought she would recover.
Driver of the second truck, a semi, was George DETTER, 38, Indianapolis, who escaped with face injuries.
Witnesses said Swihart, trapped in the truck cab, screamed for aid but that flames spread so rapidly that rscuers were driven off.
Indiana State Police said Mrs. Swihart either jumped or fell from the truck cab, her clothing ablaze, and ran across a field to a service station, where attedants extinguished the fire.
Swihart was traveling north on U. S. 31, enroute home with a truck load of fertilizer which he had picked up near Columbus. His gas tank burst into flames when the accident occurred at 12:15 p.m. and the vehicle was a total loss.
Detter's truck, owned by the Federal Lines, Inc., was badly damaged.
Born June 16, 1913, in Marshall county, Swihart was the son of Walter and Anna SWIHART and lived all his life in Fulton and Marshall counties. A World War II veteran, and a member of the Grace Brethren church at Talma, he was married to Evelyn LITTEL in 1946.
Survivors include: The wife, Evelyn; two children by a former marriage; Betty and Billy [SWIHART]; two step-children, William and Nancy, at home; his parents, Walter and Anna SWIHART, Argos; two brothers, Arthur [SWIHART], Rochester, and Robert [SWIHART], Argos; a sister, Mrs. Berniece MARKLEY, Plymouth. A daughter, Anne [SWIHART], preceded him in death last year.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos and will remain there until time for services, tentatively scheduled for Sunday afternoon. The hour and place will be announced later.
The casket will not be opened for services.

Saturday, August 26, 1950

Thomas C. Atha
Thomas C. ATHA, 75, retired Argos veterinarian and farmer, died suddenly at 1:10 p.m. Friday at a Logansport hospital. He had been in bad health for the past eight years.
Better known as "Dr. Bert," he was born June 21, 1875, in Ohio, moving to Indiana when he was a small boy. He lived in Winamac and Portland and spent several years in the Plymouth community before moving to Argos about 12 years ago.
The son of Joseph and Anna ATHA, he was first married in 1896 to Elzya MILLER who preceded him in death in 1926. In 1938 he was married to Clara LANGE at Grovertown, who survives.
He was a member of the Church of God.
Other survivors include: two sons and a daughter, Harold ATHA, Hartford City, Dorsey ATHA, Portland, and Mrs. Drusa FRANCIS, of Toledo, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel WALLACE and Mrs. KRYDEN, Los Angeles and Mrs. Faye CAVANOUGH, Omaha, Nebr.; four brothers, Augustus and William [ATHA], Los Angeles; Harry [ATHA], Omaha, Charles [ATHA], Buchanan, Mich.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday. The Rev. J. Robert COOVERT, of the Argos Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home until time for services.

Harold O. Swihart
Funeral services for Harold O. SWIHART, 37, Tiosa, who burned to death in a flaming two-truck collision near Columbus Thursday will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, southeast of Argos.
The Rev. William HOWARD, pastor of the Talma Brethren church, assisted by the Rev. C. C. CRIPE, Milford, will officiate and burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
The body will remain at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, until time for services.

Clem C. Harter
Clem C. HARTER, 77, route 2, Akron, retired farmer, died Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital. He was admitted Tuesday. Death was due to complications.
Born March 14, 1873, near Akron, he was the son of John and Emma (WHITTENBERGER) HARTER. He lived all his life in the Akron community, residing lastly four miles southwest of Akron. He was married 55 years ago to Clara ZOLMAN. He was a member of the Evangelical church and the Modern Woodmen's lodge.
Survivors are the wife, a son, Leo [HARTER], Akron; a brother, William [HARTER], of Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Dessie SHOBE, Hammond.
Rites will be from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron, 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Monday, August 28, 1950

Charles B. Young
Rochester friends today received word of the death of Charles B. YOUNG which occurred in a hospital at Attica Sunday 11 a.m.
Mr. Young was a former resident of this city where he served as manager of the Northern Indiana Power co. offices here for a number of years. He was later transferred to Attica and was manager of the utility company's offices there until his retirement eight years ago. Mr. Young was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Charles [YOUNG], Jr., of California; Jack [YOUNG], of southern Indiana; a daughter, Velma [YOUNG], of Jeffersonville, Ind. and several gandchildren. His wife preceded him in death nine years ago.
Funeral services are to be held in the Attica Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock. Mrs. Paul DORSETT and daughter Patricia Ann [DORSETT], of this city will attend the services.

Infant Miller
Short funeral services were scheduled at 2 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home for the infant daughter of Charles and Frieda HOUNSHELL MILLER which died at birth at 12:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Stephen GUBI officiated and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Survivors include the parents at 1020 Fulton Avenue; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora HOUNSHELL, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob MILLER, all of Rochester.

Chloe Edna Bryant
Mrs. Chloe Edna (CHAPMAN) BRYANT, 59, died Saturday evening at her farm home, southeast of Culver. She had been in failing health several months.
Born in Marshall county near Argos on Nov. 19, 1890, she lived in that community until 1933 when she moved to the Culver vicinity.
A member of the Church of God, she is survived by:
The husband, Wesley [BRANT]; a daughter, Mrs. Alice GARNER, Plymoth; three sons, Henry and Herberdean [BRYANT], LaPorte, Sgt. Hilton BRYANT, with the U. S. Army at Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. Coral BRYANT, Culver; eight grandchildren. A son, Harold [BRYANT], was killed during World War II.
Friends may call at the residence, four miles west of the Mount Hope church on the Richland Center road. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the EUB church in Culver. The Rev. W. S. JOYNER, assisted by the Rev. U. B. FLETCHER and the Rev. G. ROEDERER, will officiate and burial will be in the Culver cemetery.

Julia Ann Meredith
Mrs. Julia Ann MEREDITH, 92, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ivan KERN, South Bend. She had been ill three dys.
Born Aug. 3, 1858, at Beaver Dam, she spent all of her life but the past few years in that community.
She was the daughter of William and Margaret LEACH BICKEL and her husband, Mahlon MEREDITH, preceded her in death in 1918.
A member of the Akron Methodist church, she is survived by three children, Harry [MEREDITH] and Mrs. Daisey TUCKER, both of Mentone, and Mrs. KERN; thirty-two grandchildren, and a half-sister, Mrs. John FITTON, Burket.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beaver Dam. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.

Tuesday, August 29, 1950

[no obits]

Wednesday, August 30, 1950

Robert Lee Cole
Robert Lee [COLE], infant son of Robert and Iva LEE COLE, died at birth at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Hospital, South Bend. The Coles reside two and a half miles west of Argos.
Survivors are the parents, a brother, Edward Leon [COLE], 2; sister, Alice Jane [COLE], 4, and the grandparents.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home. Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiated and burial was made in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Thursday, August 31, 1950

Rose N. Williams
Mrs. Rose N. WILLIAMS, 79, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank CORRELL, at Jacksonville, Fla. She had been ill about two years.
Born in Odon, Ind., she spent her entire life in that community with the exception of the past two years. Her husband, John B. WILLIAMS, preceded her in death Feb 2, 1948.
Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. CORRELL, and two sons, Larry WILLIAMS, Rochester, and Fred D. WILLIAMS, Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Odon. Larry Williams will leave here Friday morning to attend services.

Friday, September 1, 1950

[no obits]

Saturday, September 2, 1950

Mary Irwin
Mrs. Mary IRWIN, 75, native of Argos, died at 7:30 a.m. today at the Pawating hospital, Niles, Mich.
Born Nov. 17, 1874, she was the daughter of Phillip and Leah STAYTON and lived most of her life in the Poplar Grove community.
Her husband, Elmer IRWIN, preceded her in death in March, 1912.
A member of the Methodist church, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Eva PERSONNETTE, Knox, and Mrs. Mable BOLTINGHOUSE, Niles; a sister, Mrs. Ada SOUTH, Argos, and ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The body will be returned to the Grossman funeral home, Argos, today, where friends may call. Final rites are incomplete.

Rozette L. Alspaugh
Miss [Rozette] "Rose" L. ALSPAUGH died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at her home 3 1/2 miles southwest of Akron. She had been in failing health for two years.
A life resident in Henry township, she was the daugher of John W. and Sarah Ann GINN ALSPAUGH.
Survivors include a sister, Miss Edna ALSPAUGH at home, and several cousins.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, to the residence at 2 p.m. today where friends may call.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the residence, with the Rev. George CRANE, of Rochester, officiating. Burial will be in the Athens Mt. Hope cemetery.

Gerald Dean Glaze
Gerald Dean GLAZE, 24, Route 2, Akron, was killed about 12:20 a.m. today when he was thrown from a motorcycle and run over by a car nearly one mile west of Akron on State Road 14.
State Trooper John HATCH said Glaze apparently was thrown from the motorcycle and was lying flat on the pavement when he was struck by a car driven by Robert E. DAVIS, 29, 913 Franklin street, Rochester. Davis was not held by police.
County Coroner, Dr. Dean STINSON, said Glaze had a large bump on his head, a crushed chest and a broken neck.
Dr. Stinson said the Akron man was probably knocked unconscious by the fall but that death presumably occurred when he was hit by the car.
According to testimony given shortly after the accident, Glaze had not been on the pavement very long before he was hit.
Both Hatch and Sheriff Laurence NORRIS said the man and motorcycle were dragged by the car approximately 40 feet.
Davis told officers that he was west-bound and that headlights of an approaching car kept him from seeing the man and the motorcycle before it was too late.
Glaze, an employee of General Tire at Wabash, reportedly had gotten off work about 11 p.m. and was just leaving an Akron restaurant when he met Harley F. AULT, Route 1, Akron, who was adjusting the 20-year-old motorcycle.
According to witnesses, Ault was having trouble starting the motorcycle and Glaze offerd to help him. Ault then warned him not to ride it, reports continued, because the brakes would not hold or were hard to handle. But witnesses said, however, that Glaze insisted, announcing that he had ridden it before and could ride it again.
Glaze was born March 16, 1926, at Akron and lived five miles north of there all his life.
On March 18, 1944, at Akron he was married to Beatrice ADAMS. Employed by the Wabash firm for the past four years, he was a member of the AF of L union.
His father, Leo [GLAZE], preceded him in death, but the mother, Mrs. Daisy GLAZE, survives.
Other survivors include:
The wife, at home; three children, Carolyn, Judy and Leo [GLAZE], at home; a sister, Mrs. Helen CREVISTON, Bourbon; and two brothers, William and Bruce [GLAZE], both of Akron.
Friends may call at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron, after noon Sunday.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. DST Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Arthur TINKLE will officiate and burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Tuesday, September 5, 1950

Louis E. Felder
Louis E. FELDER, 78, well-known Fulton county farmer who lived four and one-half miles southwest of Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three days.
A lifelong resident of Rochester township, he was born Aug. 22, 1872, the son of Louis and Wilhelmina FELDER. His marriage on Dec. 25, 1906, was to Julia Alice EBER. He was a member of the Antioch U. B. church and the Odd Fellows lodge.
Surviving are his wife; three nieces whom the Felders raised, Mrs. Lola TAYLOR, San Diego, Cal., Mrs. Helen Van OSDALLE, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ruth BROWN, South Bend; one brother, John [FELDER], San Mateo, Cal.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Frank GORDON and Mrs. John KLINE, and one half-brother, Ed TETZLAFF, all of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Guy CHAMPLIN, of Fowler, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, September 6, 1950

W. H. Travis
Charles M. TRAVIS, Rochester, has been called to Grantsburg, Ill., by the death of his father, W. H. TRAVIS. Services are expected to be held Thursday.

Thursday, September 7, 1950

Charles E. McDowell
Charles E. McDOWELL, 76, Logansport, retired farmer and butcher well-known in Fulton county, died in Logansport's Memorial hospital at 2:15 a.m. today.
Born Oct. 10, 1873, in Cass county, he was the son of Silas and Katherine McDOWELL.
Survivors include the widow, Florence, [McDOWELL], and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Chase and Miller chapel, Logansport, were services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. Oliver Fall
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hartman funeral home, Lakeville, for Oliver "Bob" FALL, 78, who died in a South Bend hospital Wednesday.
The Rev. Ralph E. SMELTZLER will officiate and burial will be in the South Lawn cemetery, Lakeville.
Born in Fulton county October 11, 1872, Mr. Fall left Kewanna 28 years ago and lived many years in the Prairie Grove neighborhood before moving to Lakeville.
On Aug. 16, 1900, he was married to Ida ZIMPLEMAN, of Kewanna.
A retired farmer, he is survived by the wife; two daughters, Mrs. George COPLEN and Mrs. Osby EASTERLY, both of Fort Wayne; three sons, Ralph FALL, Plymouth; Merl and Max [FALL], South Bend; two brothers, John [FALL], Kewanna, and Charles [FALL], Winamac.

Friday, September 8, 1950

William E. Upp
Arvil and Roy UPP have received word that their father, William E. UPP, died at Portland early today. Mr. Upp had been critically ill for the past week. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, September 9, 1950

Charles F. Baird
Charles F. BAIRD, 70, retired farmer and resident of the Fulton community for 50 years, died Friday at 3:30 o'clock at his home two miles west of there.
Ill four years he had been in a serious condition for the past month.
Born in Grant county Nov. 22, 1879, he was the son of James H. and Sarah Ellen DAWSON BAIRD.
His marriage on March 4, 1901, was to Laura MACY, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters and three sons: Mrs. Edith JACKSON, Fulton; Mrs. Evelyn BALDWIN, Osceola, Ind.; Beveridge, Robert and Walter BAIRD, all of Fulton; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma Van BUSKIRK, Fort Wayne. One son preceded him in death.
The body was taken from the Ditmire funeral home this morning to the residence where friends may call. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fulton E.U.B. church, with Rev. M. E. REED officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

James Lyle Jounce
James Lyle JOUNCE, 50, cashier and vice president of the Commercial State Bank at Silver Lake, died at 9 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.
He is surived by the wife and numerous other relatives. Services will be held Sunday at the Methodist Church at Silver Lake.
Mildred Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Charles TAYLOR, route 1, Rochester, have received word of the death of their daughter-in-law, Mildred (GOSS) TAYLOR, which occurred at Castleton, N.Y. August 31.
She is survived by her husband and five children; her father, William GOSS, of Haines, Fla.; a brother, Robert GOSS, of Albany, and a sister, Mrs. Mabel GILES, of Haines, Fla.

Linnie Belle Kesler
Mrs. Linnie Belle KESLER, 75, died at 9:15 a.m. today at her home, 229 W. Eighth street. She had been ill since April 7, 1947.
Born in Newcastle township, she was the daughter of Dr. Samuel and Susanne MYERS FISH and came to Rochester eight years ago.
She was married to Milton KESLER March 17, 1893. A member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, she is survived by:
The husband, at home; a daughter, Bernice [KESLER], at home; two grandchildren, Robert KESLER and Mrs. Earl McCOY, Warsaw; three great-grandchildren, Kay Ellen McCOY, John Frederick McCOY and Susan Kay KESLER; a son, Lloyd [KESLER], preceded in death in 1947.
Other survivors include two brothers, George FISH, Ardmore, Okla., Dr. Clyde FISH, South Bend; five sisters, Mrs. Mary KESLER, South Bend, Mrs. Calista KESSLER, Bass Lake, Mrs. Maude DRUDGE, Newcastle township, Mrs. Constance WILKES, Los Angeles, Mrs. Leah BASS, Fort Worth, Tex.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery.

Andrew Clay Roberts
Funeral services for Andrew Clay ROBERTS, 90, who died Saturday at the Rochester Nursing Home, were held at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.
The Rev. M. E. CORMICAN, Argos, assisted by the Rev. L. C. MAPLE, also of Argos, officiated and burial was made in the Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth.
He resided at the home of a sister, Mrs. Mary CUFFEL, Akron, for 30 years before entering the nursing home and had been in failing health for the past three years.
Born Aug. 2, 1860, in Marshall county, he lived all of his life there and in Fulton county with the exception of a few years in California.
He was the son of Isreal and Nancy ROBERTS and was married to Ella McCARTER, who preceded him in death in 1910.
A retired cabinet maker and school teacher, he was a member of the Antioch Church of God.
Survivors include the sister, Mrs. CUFFEL, a niece, Mrs. Charles CUFFEL of Argos and several cousins.

Tuesday, September 12, 1950

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Wednesday, September 13, 1950

Sgt. Johnny Miller
Sgt. Johnny MILLER, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. MILLER, Route 2, Argos, has been killed in action in Korea. His death occurred Sept. 3, according to the war department.
Sgt. Miller, Marshall county's first fatal Korean casualty, enlisted in the regular army Jan. 10, 1949, and went overseas last May. he was stationed in Japan until outbreak of hostilities and then was shipped to Korea with the 7th cavalry.
Surviving are his parents and four brothers and three sisters: Edison Wayne, William Robert, Marshall and Orland [MILLER], all of R. 2, Argos; Virginia BOCK, South Whitley; Ida Lou SHEER, Texas, and Katherine KRUM, Argos.

John Jackson
Funeral services for John JACKSON, 84, native of Kewanna, will be held in the Harrison Funeral Home Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Wilson PARKS of the Broadway EUB church, South Bend, will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
His death occurred Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harley MILLER, South Bend. He had been ill only one day.
Born in Kewanna Dec. 2, 1865, he was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church. On March 4, 1891, he married Ada WARE, who died in July, 1921. He moved to South Bend in 1924.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. MILLER; a son, Howard [JACKSON], also of South Bend; five gandchildren; one brother, Bob JACKSON, East Jordan, Mich.

Thursday, September 14, 1950

Charles A. Davis
Funeral services for Charles A. DAVIS, 73, former Rochester resident whose body was found in the St. Joseph river near the municipal golf course yesterday by a fisherman, were held this afternoon 4:30 at the Bubb Funeral Home, Mishawaka. Mr. Davis had been missing from his rooming house in Mishawaka since last Sunday.
Coroner Thaddes GORACZEWSKI of St. Joseph county is investigating the drowning.
Mr. Davis suffered a stroke in June and had been in failing health since that time.
For many years Mr. Davis was superintendent of the old Rochester Electric Light and Power Company of Rochester. Following the sale of the power company to the Northern Indiana Power Co., Mr. Davis was employed as superintendent of the Peru light and power plant for several years. Later he moved to Mishawaka where he was engaged in the real estate business until failing health forced his retirement.
He was born in Rochester in 1877, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John DAVIS. He graduated from the Rochester H.S. and also from an electrical engineering course at Purdue University. Mr. Davis was a member of the Masonic Order and for several years took an active interest in the civic affairs of this city.
He is survived by two daughters, Miss June DAVIS, of Chicago; Mrs. E. C. ROHRS, Jr., of Glen Ellen, Ill.; three grandchildren and three brothers, Henry A. DAVIS, of Sebring, Fla.; Dr. Fred W. DAVIS,of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Vernon J. DAVIS, of Buffalo, N.Y. A brother, Ostinell DAVIS, of this city, preceded him in death.
Burial services will be held in the Rochester IOOF cemetery, Friday morning.

Daisy Myers
Mrs. Daisy MYERS, 77, former resident of Argos, passed away early today in a Los Angeles, Calif., hospital following a six months illness. She and her husband moved to California four years ago to make their permanent home.
She was born in 1873 at Bunker Hill, Ind., and moved to the Argos and Poplar Grove community when but a child. She was married to William MYERS in 1897. Her parents were Dr. and Mrs. OYLER.
She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband; four children, Mrs. Edna PAQUETTE, of Burbank, Calif; Clarence and Donald MYERS, of Plymouth and Milburn MYERS, of Ft. Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Addie STEINBACH, of Chicago and Mrs. Edith ROBERTS, of Detroit. Eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the Poplar Grove church, southwest of Argos. Rev. W. Roy KUHN, of Argos will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
The body will arrive in Plymouth Friday evening and will be taken to the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where friends may call up until the hour of services.

Sidney Boylan
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan BOYLAN, of Akron, have returned from Grand Mound, Iowa, where on Monday they attended the funeral of the former's brother, Sidney BOYLAN, 65, farmer of near Grand Mound.
Mr. Boylan was fatally injured Saturday when his auto was struck by a truck at Calamus, Iowa.
He was survived by two brothers and two sisters, all of whom with the exception of Ivan, reside in Iowa. Burial was made in the Grand Mound cemetery.

Friday, September 15, 1950

Oscar Julian Mansfield
Oscar Julian MANSFIELD, 85, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Monday. He had been in failing health four years. Mr. Mansfield had a legion of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
A retired tailor, he was born Dec. 26, 1864, at Columbus, coming here from Indianapolis 27 years ago. He was a member of the Methodist church, the Moose lodge and was formerly associated with Allison Cleaners.
Survivors include the wife, Edna [MANSFIELD]; two nephews, E. M. RAGLAND, Rochester; C. C. MACHETT, Indianapolis; a niece, Mrs. Fred GORDON, Indianapolis, and a grand-niece, Miss Patsy WALTERS, Indianapolis.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Saturday. The Rev. H. Gordon HYDE will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.

Saturday, September 16, 1950

Milton V. Robinson
Milton V. ROBINSON, aged 69, 1621 South St. Joseph street, South Bend, a former resident of this city and Kewanna, died in the St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, at 12:30 a.m. Friday after an illness of two years.
He was born in Marshall county, Indiana, Nov. 13, 1880 and moved to South Bend from Rochester 25 years ago. On June 25, 1905, in this city he was married to Miss Millie GELBAUGH who survives. For 25 years he followed the baking profession. Recently he has been an interior decorator.
Other relatives are four children, Paul [ROBINSON] of South Bend, Voreis [ROBINSON] of Mishawaka, Mrs. Jenette BATSON of Granger, and Joe E. [ROBINSON], of Syracuse. A brother, Harold [ROBINSON] and two sisters, Mrs. Fern FENIMORE and Mrs. Yeta SHAW all of Culver.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. today in the Hay Funeral home in South Bend until funeral services there at 1 p.m. Sunday. Rev. William N. WHEAR, pastor of the Grace Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Rochester.

Jessie A. Tucker
Mrs. Mack [Jessie A.] TUCKER, 54, died suddenly at five o'clock Sunday afternoon of a heart attack. She had been failing health for several years.
The deceased was born [Jessie A. GILL] at Silver Lake June 29, 1896, to James and Della (INGALIS) GILL. She was reared in the Mentone community and following her marriage to Mack TUCKER on Dec. 24, 1924, they resided at Bremen, Talma and rcently at Angola where Mr. Tucker is a professor at Tri State College. She was a member of the Mentone Methodist chrch and order of Eastern Star, at Mentone, and had the distinction of being one of the charter members of the United States in the Epsilon Sigma Omikrom Society, a woman's educational society.
She was also a member of the White Shrine at South Bend.
Funeral services were held at the Reed funeral home in Mentone,Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment was in the Mentone Cemetery.

Monday, September 18, 1950

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Tuesday, September 19, 1950

Rebecca Sachs
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca SACHS, 70 years old, a resident of Indianapolis, who died Sunday in the Methodist hospital there were held Monday afternoon from the Aarom-Ruben funeral home with burial in Shara Tefillah cemetery at Indianapolis.
Mrs. Sachs was a summer resident of Lake Manitou for many hears. Her home was on the west side of the lake. Surviving are three sons, three daughters and a brother.
Sons are Irving, Meyer and Nathan SACHS, all of Indianapolis. Mrs. Sachs was born in Lithuania and had lived in Indianapolis 44 years. She was a member of Shara Tefillah congregation.
Wednesday, September 20, 1950

Ella M. Brackett
Mrs. Ella M. BRACKETT, 87, 227 E. Ninth street, Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. today in Binghampton, N.Y., following a one-month illness.
Born Here Nov. 7, 1863, she spent most of her life in this community. In 1884 she was married to Charles W. BRACKETT, who preceded her in death in 1924.
The daughter of Thomas and Mary (QUIVEY] MERCER, she was the oldest living member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Survivors include:
Three daughters, Mrs. Bernice LENN, Binghampton, N.Y.; Mrs. Ruth WHITTAKER, Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Mary BOWEN, Rochester. One grandchild, Mrs. Eugene SEELEY, Lima, Peru, South America, also survives.
Remains are expected to arrive over the Erie 3:15 p.m. (DST) Thursday and will be removed to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. (DST) Friday. The Rev. Charles SMITH of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.

Asher Lockwood
Asher LOCKWOOD, 68, passed away at 8:50 a.m. today in his Deedsville home following a six-weeks illness.
Mr. Lockwood was born in Deedsville and has been a resident there all his life. He married Narpha DEWALD March 15, 1902, and was employed by the Clarence Sampsel Drudging Company.
Survivors include the following children: Mrs. Charles GOTTSCHALK, Rochester; Victor LOCKWOOD, Webster City, Ia.; Noah LOCKWOOD, Deedsville; Mrs. Lyman HICKS, Three Oaks, Mich., and Mrs. Harry CARR, Argos. Several sisters and a brother and his wife also survive.
Friends may call at the residence. Final rites are incomplete.

Rev. Edwin Fiets Griswold
Father Edwin Viets GRISWOLD, 70, of the Talma Episcopal Shrine of the Passion, Sharon Lodge, died suddenly at 7:40 a.m. today in his home in Talma.
Born Oct. 27, 1879, in Worthington, O., he came here three years ago from Chicago. He was the son of Worthington Franklin and Fondelia GRISWOLD and on Nov. 27, 1906, in Ohio, was married to Olive SNYDER. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
Survivors include:
A daughter, Mrs. Ella GREENWOOD, at home; three brothers, Larence [GRISWOLD], Atlanta, Ga., Howard and Herbert [GRISWOLD], of Worthington, O.; four sisters, Mrs. William FLETCHER, Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Harlan KNAPT, Delaware, O., Miss Ruth GRISWOLD, Worthington, O., and Mrs. Paul LIDGA, Oakland, Calif.
The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home here. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Plymouth. Father SHERIDAN will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
Thursday, September 21, 1950

Asher Lockwood
Funeral services for Asher LOCKWOOD, 68, who died at his Deedsville home Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ebenezer Methodist church, east of Deedsville. The Rev. Fremont GOLDEN will officiate.

Charles Peterson
Charles PETERSON, 89, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. O. J. LONG, in Newcastle township. He had been ill one week.
Born in Sweden June 25, 1861, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustavus PETERSON and came with them to Bourbon when he was 11 years old.
His marriage in 1885 was to Katy MICKEY, who preceded him in death in 1937.
His first employment in Fulton county was farming for George RICKLE. Following his marriage, he operated a farm near Marshtown and in 1900 he moved to Newcastle township where he was a farmer and stock raiser, retiring about six years ago.
He was a member of the Church of Christ at Mentone and the Maccabee lodge, Grass Creek. He was active in civic and church work and in activities of the Farm Bureau and the Democratic party.
Survivors include:
Four sons and two daughters, all of Rochester: Clarence, Ransford, Joe, Walter [PETERSON], Mrs. O. J. LONG, Mrs. Raymond ROGERS. Also surviving are a brother, Andy [PETERSON], Warsaw; twenty grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren. Two sons, Boyd and Frank [PETERSON], and a daughter, Agnes [PETERSON], preceded him in death. The girl died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mentone Church of Christ. The Rev. JONES will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery.

Friday, September 22, 1950

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Saturday, September 23, 1950

June Kent
Friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Joseph [June] KENT, Columbus, Ohio, who was stricken with polio and rushed to Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, where she passed away.
She was the former Miss June TIMMONS, daughter of Mayor and Mrs. A. E. TIMMONS, now of Wabash, and attended school at Leiters Ford while the family resided in the Leiters community.
Monday, September 25, 1950

Bertha Bopsy Baker
Miss Bertha Bopsy BAKER, 73, retired school teacher, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at her home, 225 W. Seventh street. She had been in failing health four years.
Born here March 12, 1877, she was the daughter of Peter and Ellen BAKER. She was a member of the Presbytrian church and was active in that organization as long as her health permitted.
An 1894 Rochester high school graduate, she received her teacher's training in the State Teachers College at Terre Haute and then taught schools in Rochester, and Hoopeston, Ill., and in North Dakota. Ill health caused her retirement.
Survivors include a sister, Bessie BAKER, Rochester, and several cousins.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Harold TURPIN of Hammond will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.

Glendolen Overmyer
Funeral services were held at the Foster funeral home today for Mrs. Glendolen LONG OVERMYER, 64, 1111 Monroe street, who died Saturday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital after a ten-day's illness.
The Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER officiated and burial was made in the Richland Center cemetery.
Born in Richland township, July 26, 1886, she was the daughter of Alonzo and Mary Eva LONG. A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she had lived in Rochester the past two years. She was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge.
Her marriage Sept. 1, 1906 was to Walter L. OVERMYER, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Nelson [OVERMYER], Talma; a grandson, Gene [OVERMYER] and a granddaughter, Shirley Ann [OVERMYER]; the mother, Mrs. Mary Eva LONG, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. George RIDDLE, Rochester; three brothers, O. J. LONG, Rochester, Orton LONG, Bourbon, and Robert LONG, Niles, Mich.

Tuesday, September 26, 1950

Charles E. Mullins
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Poteet, Texas, Methodist church for Charles E. MULLINS, 49, son-in-law of the late Dr. and Mrs. Archie BROWN of this city. His sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ernest BONINE and Mrs. Martha SMITH, both of this city, who have been in Poteet for the past several days will attend the rites.
Mr. Mullins had been in ill health for the past 18 months and became critically ill about three weeks ago. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. MULLINS, of Corwith, Iowa.
He was born March 15, 1901 in Maroa, Ill., and was married to Mary Ruth BROWN of Rochester on June 4, 1930 in Texas. He was co-ordinator of the Veterans Vocational school in Baker county, Tex., and was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic Order and the Rotary club at Poteet. Mr. Mullins was a graduate of the University of Iowa.
Surviving are his wife and parents; a son Charles Brown MULLINS, at home, and five brothers and sisters.

Rev. Samuel Essick
Rochester relatives recently received word of the death of the Rev. Samuel ESSICK, 77, former resident of this city which occurred in the St. Lukes Hospital, Spokane,Wash. He and his family has resided in Spokane for the past score of years.
Rev. Essick, who was born in Rochester on January 20, 1873 ons outh Madison street, was the son of the late Attorney Michael Luther and Ellen ESSICK.
Approximately 40 years ago he entered the ministry and moved to the West.
In his younger days he was employed as reporter on The Sentinel. He was pastor of a Spokane Baptist church up until two years ago when he was forced to retire on account of failing health.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter Rosalind ESSICK, both of Spokane, a son Luther ESSICK and two nieces, Mrs. Ellsworth WAGONER, of near Rochester and Miss Zoe ESSICK, of Mentone. A brother, Vivian ESSICK, of this city preceded him in death.
Interment was made in a Spokane, Wash. cemetery.

Rev. Eller
Members of the EUB church of Grass Creek have received word of the death of the Rev. ELLER, of Craigville, Ind. Rev. Eller was pastor of the Grass Creek church during World War I and was very active in defense work in ths county.
He is survived by his wife and three grown children. Final rites were held today at Huntington.

Wednesday, September 27, 1950

Perry Harry Davis Eytcheson
Perry Harry Davis EYTCHESON, 77, died at 9:45 a.m. today at his home, 610 Indiana Avenue, following a four-months illness.
Born April 2, 1873, in Tipton county, he was the son of Daniel and Louisa EYTCHESON and lived in this county for the past 60 years.
He was married in Rochester April 19, 1902, to Daisy CLARK, who survives.
Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Myrtle GREER, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Thelma DAULTON, both of South Bend. A granddaughter also survives.
Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Fred YEAZEL will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Elizabeth Ann Ruffing
Elizabeth Ann RUFFING, daughter of Leo and Dorothy BRADFIELD RUFFING, of near Argos, died at birth at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital.
Survivors include her parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren BRADFIELD and Mr. and Mrs. Frank RUFFING, all of Argos.
Prayer services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home with Rev. Robert J. COOVERT officiating. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Thursday, September 28, 1950

Perry Eytcheson
Services will be held Friday at 32 p.m. at the Foster Funeral Home for Perry EYTCHESON, who died Wednesday. Survivors include Mrs. Myrtle GREER, of the Loyal community, and Mrs. Thelma DAULTON, South Bend.

Joseph Hahn
Joseph HAHN, 87, father of Mrs. George HAWK, Rochester, died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Fred JOHNSON, Peru. He had been ill several years.
Born in Miami county June 3, 1863, he lived in the Santa Fe community most of his life. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob HAHN and was married Nov. 28, 1882, to Ida May DEEDS.
Survivors include the widow; four daughters, Mrs. G. P. [DEITCH] and Mrs. JOHNSON, Peru; Mrs. N. E. HEATON, Delphi, and Mrs. HAWK; four grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the Eikenberry Funeral Home, Peru, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Santa Fe cemetery.

Oscar R. Barber
Oscar R. BARBER, 67, well-known Rochester citizen, passed away, 11 a.m. today at his home 117 1/2 East 7th street. He had been in ill health for the past three months.
Oscar Raymond, son of Theron and Annie (HARROLD) BARBER, was born May 2, 1883 in Kosciusko county, Indiana. His entire life was spent in Akron and Rochester. On July 19, 1919, he was married to Annie KRONEWITTER at South Bend. For a number of years he was employed as a janitor in several of the city's business houses. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.
Survivors are his wife; five sisters, Mrs. Eva BABCOCK, Mrs. Addie JUDD, both of this city; Mrs. Goldie PEARSON, Akron; Mrs. Zella GREEN, Osceola, Ind.; Mrs. Alma SOMMER, Peru and a brother David BARBER, Niles, Mich.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, Akron, will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, September 29, 1950

Guy O. Alspach
Guy ALSPACH, 75, former prominent Rochester businessman passed away 9:30 p.m. Thursday in a hospital at Fulton, Mo. He suffered a stroke of paralysis on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and failed to rally. Mr. and Mrs. Alspach moved to their new home at 110 West 7th street, Fulton, Mo., just a month ago. For over two score of years they resided at 1009 Main street, this city.
For many years Mr. Alspach was engaged in the retail shoe business in Rochester and also operated a chain of shoe stores throughout northern Indiana. Upon retiring from the shoe business he was employed as coal salesman and traveled throughout Indiana and adjacent states. Ill health forced his retirement about two years ago.
Guy Ora [ALSPACH], son of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester ALSPACH was born April 29, 1875 on a farm near Rochester. All of his life was spent in this community. He was married to Daisy BELL in a ceremony pronounced in Logansport a number of years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Alspach took an active interest in all of the religious, civic and social affairs in this community during their long rsidency in Rochester.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. George [D.] [Mary Jane] DUNCAN, [Jr.] and three grandchildren, all of Fulton, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Charles ROBBINS, of this city, and two nephews, Orbra and Hubert TAYLOR, also of Rochester.
The body is expected to arrive at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home early Saturday morning and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Rev. H. Gordon HYDE of the Baptist church will officiate. Mrs. Alspach, who has been in ill health for the past several months, will be unable to attend the rites here. Mr. and Mrs. George [D.] DUNCAN, [Jr.] are accompanying the body to Rochester.

Saturday, September 30, 1950

[no obits]

Monday, October 2, 1950

Grace LaRue
Mrs. Grace LaRUE died at her home in Akron at 8:30 a.m. Sunday after an illness of two years of complications.
She was born June 10, 1883, daughter of Peter and Rose MYERS SAYGERS.
She married Milo LaRUE, who survives, Sept. 10, [1898]. They had been residents of Akron for the past 50 years.
Surviving in addition to the husband are two sons, Dever [LaRUE] of Akron and Cleo [LaRUE] of Plymouth; and two brothers, Roy SAYGERS of Tippecanoe and Welda SAYGERS of Elkhart.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. [Daniel L.] SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Raymond C. Campbell, Jr.
Graveside rites were held Saturday at Peru for Raymond C. CAMPBELL, Jr., infant son of Raymond C. and Mary K. WALKER CAMPBELL, of Akron.
The baby died at birth Friday evening at Dukes Hospital.
Survivors are the parents; two sisters, Sandra Kay [CAMPBELL] and Virginia Lee [CAMPBELL]; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WALKER, Gilead, and Mrs. Lota CAMPBELL, Wabash.

Albertus "Bert" H. Dudgeon
Albertus "Bert" H. DUDGEON, 84, died at noon today, five miles north of Rochester on the same farm he was born, Nov. 16, 1865.
Death was attributed to injuries he received in a two-car collision just south of the Tippecanoe River Bridge on U. S. 31 Friday morning.
A well-known Fulton County farmer, he was the son of Nathaniel and Harriet DUDGEON, and was married to Mary Ellen LISEY April 14, 1897.
Survivors include:
The wife and a son, Dewey [DUDGEON], Burket school principal, at home; a niece, Mrs. Walter PENFIELD, Dayton, O.; two nephews, Fred L. [DUDGEON], of White Plains, N.Y., and Nathaniel O. [DUDGEON], of San Francisco; and a cousin, Mrs. William BURKETT, Route 3, Rochester.
The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home where final rites are pending. The Rev. Ora LEMMERT will officiate at services and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.

Grace Isabelle Dunlap
Grace Isabelle DUNLAP, 52, Argos, died at Plymouth's Parkview hospital this morning following a three-week illness.
Born Oct. 6, 1897, four miles east of Argos, she spent her entire life in that community.
She was the daughter of George and Laura DUNLAP and a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and a charter member of Post No. 68, American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include:
A daughter, Wilma [DUNLAP], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Tillie ROSENTRETER and Mrs. Mae RAILSBACK, both of Argos; a brother, Homer DUNLAP, Argos, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. J. Robert COOVERT and the Rev. Harold FRAKER will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Rev. Proctor Elam, Sr.
Mrs. Flossie HALL returned to her home here Sunday after attending the funeral of her father, The Rev. Proctor ELAM, Sr., of Pikeville, Ky., Saturday afternoon. Mr. Elam passed away last Wednesday following an illness of five months. His daughter had been at his bedside since last Monday.
The deceased had been an ordained Methodist Minister for the past 28 years. His last pastorates were at Laynesville and Salem at Zebulon, Ky.
His is survived by his widow; three sons, P. S., Jack and Tom [ELAM], all of Pikeville, and five daughters, Mrs. Pearl LEVERIDGE, Hazzard, Ky.; Mrs. Flossie HALL, this city; Mrs. Leona ZADOK, Cincinnati; Mrs. Mildred KNOX, Cincinnati and Mrs. Mary Etta HATFIELD, Pikeville.
Burial was in the West Liberty cemetery, Kentucky.

Tuesday, October 3, 1950

Mary Alice Town
Mrs. Mary Alice TOWN, 62, who resides four miles southwest of Argos, passed away 4:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, Orville TOWN, of Argos. She had been in ill health for over a year with a heart ailment. Mrs. Town had been a resident of Fulton and Marshall county throughout her entire life.
She was born [Mary Alice WYNN] in Fulton county on Feb. 29, 1888, the daughter of Marion and Elizabeth WYNN. On Feb. 29, 1908 she was married to William TOWN. He preceded her in death on August 25, 1948. Mrs. Town was a member of the Jordan Baptist church southwest of Argos.
Survivors are two sons, Orville [TOWN], Argos, Herschell [TOWN], Plymouth; a brother, William WYNN, Ferndale, Mich., and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, of Rochester, will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Albertus "Bert" Dudgeon
Funeral services for Albertus "Bert" DUDGEON, 84, who died Monday from automobile accident injuries, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Richland Center church.
The Rev. Ora LEMMERT will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home.

Ermine C. Dickson
Ermine C. DICKSON, 60, former Rochester resident, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at his home, six miles southwest of Plymouth.
Born at Rutland, Ind., July 17, 1890, he has resided in Marshall county for 46 years.
Survivors include the wife, Mary [DICKSON], and the following children: Mrs. Dorothy SHEAKS, Washington, Mrs. Mildred GILBERT, Plymouth, Mrs. Viola WASHBURN, Plymouth, Mrs. Joseph BURHANS, Elkhart and Glen TREESH, Milford. Eleven grandchildren also survive.
Friends may call at the Danielson and Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. ARMSTRONG will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery there.

Wednesday, October 4, 1950

Jennie E. Filbey
Mrs. Jennie E. FILBEY, 78, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient since Tuesday. She had been ill one year.
Born Dec. 10, 1871, at Lincoln, Nebr., she came to Rochester last March from St. Joseph, Mich., and had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Pascal PORTER.
She was the daughter of Rufus E. and Fannie E. PATRICK LOSEE, and a member of the Congregational Church and the DAR at St. Joseph. Her husband, Frank G. FILBEY, whom she married Feb. 20, 1889 at Lincoln, preceded her in death.
Survivors include Mrs. PORTER, Rochester, and another daughter, Mrs. J. E. BACHELLOR, St. Joseph, Mich.; a son, George B. FILBEY, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Lelia RAMER, Logansport, and Mrs. Rena SIMMS, San Bernardeno, Calif; a brother, G. Harry LOSEE, Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home and will be moved to the Dey home in St. Joseph, today.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Dey funeral home. The Rev. Frank JESSEN will officiate and burial will be in the River View cemetery, St. Joseph.

W. H. Landers
W. H. LANDERS, 48, Macy, died at 7 a.m. today at the Wabash railroad hospital, Peru. Ill six months, his death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Jan. 27, 1902, at Mellot, Ind., coming to Macy 13 years ago from Bunker Hill. His parents were George and Olive PARKISON LANDERS and on July 27, 1924, he was married to Haidee CONNELL, who preceded him in death 14 months ago.
A Nickel Plate telegrapher, he was a member of the Macy Methodist church and the Denver Lions Club, and was a former Macy scoutmaster.
Survivors include a son, James [LANDERS], with the U. S. Navy; a nephew, Jack LANDERS, and a brother, Clarence LANDERS, both of Frankfort.Final rites are incomplete.

Emma Bennett
Mrs. Emma BENNETT, former Kewanna resident and sister of Mrs. Joe MESSMAN, Rochester, died at her home in Mishawaka Tuesday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at Mishawaka.

Thursday, October 5, 1950

Franklin James Goss
Franklin James GOSS, 73, former resident of this county, died at 12:20 a.m. today at his home in Plymouth. He was a retired farmer and had many friends throughout Fulton and Marshall counties.
He was born in Fulton county on January 30, 1877. Mr. goss had been in failing health for the past five weeks.
Survivors are his wife, Lena [GOSS]; two sons, Elmer [GOSS], Plymouth; Alvin [GOSS], Mishawaka; four grandchildren; eight [great]-grandchildren; a brother, Lyman GOSS, Washington, D.C. A daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Danielson-Van Gilder funeral home, Plymouth with the Rev. Ivan WOODS in charge. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery, Plymouth.

Stewart Wilson
Mrs. Maurice SADOWSKY received word Wednesday night of the death of her uncle, Stewart WILSON, at Kentland.
He had been ill for several years. His sisters, Miss Mary and Miss Leda WILSON, who were visiting here, left at once for Kentland.

Friday, October 6, 1950

Villa J. Smith
Funeral services were planned today for Mrs. Villa J. SMITH, Pecatonica, Ill., who died after an illness of several months. She was 83 years old Oct. 1.
Survivors include: Two daughters, Mrs. Oliver JEWETT and Isabel, of South Dakota, Mrs. Tom MORRISSEY, Pecatonica; two sons, Clark HALSTEAD, Pecatonica, and Harry J. "Hal" HALSTEAD, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Her husband, a son and daughter preceded her in death. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the First Congregational church, Pecatonica.

Pearl Braman
Mrs. Pearl BRAMAN, 66, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at her home, 610 Madison street. The widow of the late Charles BRAMAN, she had been in failing health four years.
Mrs. Braman was born May 12, 1884, in Marshall county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip HOFFMAN. She lived for the past 30 years in the Rochester community, was a member of the Church of God, Women's Relief Corps, and a past president of the Spanish-American War Veterans Auxiliary.
Survivors include:
A daughter, Mrs. Helen KEIM, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Bessie NUNGESSER, South Bend; a grandson; a foster-son, Robert SHEPERIS, Niles, Mich.; a nephew, Byron FRETZ, Chicago; and a niece, Mrs. Marjorie ROGERS, San Diego, Calif.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Spanish-American War Auxiliary, will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Saturday, October 7, 1950

Hattie Frances Kindig
Mrs. Hattie Frances KINDIG, 80, died at 5 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence MIKESELL, Route 5. She had been in failing health five years and seriously ill the past 11 months.
Born June 21, 1870, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Nathaniel and Harriet BRYANT and spent most of her life in this community.
She was married Jan. 18, 1886, in Wisconsin, to Charles "Lan" KINDIG, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include:
Two brothers, Walter and Nathaniel BRYANT, both of Antigo, Wis., and the following children: Mrs. Audra FENNIMORE, North Judson; Cleve and Roy KINDIG, Rochester; Oral [KINDIG], Rochester; Mrs. MIKESELL, Route 5; Arnie [KINDIG], Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Cecil JONES, South Bend, and Cleon [KINDIG], LaGrange, Ill.
Twenty-two grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren also survive. A daughter, Berniece, preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.

Alma Vickery Straughn
Mrs. Alma VICKERY STRAUGHN, 59, a former resident of Rochester, passed away early Friday evening following her entrance into a hospital of Champaign, Ill. She had been visiting friends when the sudden heart attack that caused her death seized her earlier in the evening.
[Alma GARBER] daughter of Isaih and Abigail GARBER, she was born in Huntington county, Nov. 16, 1890.
On Oct 19, 1910, she married Frank VICKERY, who preceded her in death 11 years ago. The Vickeries moved to Rochester in 1936. Mrs. Vickery remained here until 1946 when she moved to Kokomo where she married Rollin STRAUGHN July 9, 1946.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John BECK, of Route 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Raymond SCHROLL, North Manchester; two sons, Austin VICKERY, Freport, Ill.; Harold VICKERY, Concord, Calif., and two brothers, Ralph Joel and Milon GARBER, both of North Manchester. Also surviving are six grandchildren.
Arrangements for final rites are as yet incomplete, but tentative plans have been made for the funeral to be held in Kokomo and burial near North Manchester.

Monday, October 9, 1950

[no obits]

Tuesday, October 10, 1950

Omer Emerson Flagg
Omer Emerson FLAGG, 71, a retired barber, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Plymouth's Parkview Hospital, where he had been a patient for four weeks.
An Argos resident, he had been ill for a year.
Born April 27, 1879, at Argos, he spent his entire life in that community. His parents were William H. and Julia FLAGG and on June 4, 1912, he was married to Cordia JEFFRIES.
A member of the Argos Congratational church, his is suvived by:
The wife and two daughters, Mrs. Reba DUNLAP and Mrs. Bertha WILHELM, and a son, Albert FLAGG, all of Argos; a brother, Charles FLAGG, Rochester, and six grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where friends may call. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. J. Robert COVERT will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Nelia C. Biddinger
Mrs. Nelia C. BIDDINGER, 73, of Eithth and Jay street, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been ill for one year.
Born Aug. 24, 1877, in Modesto, Ill., she was the daughter of John L. and Luvisa TURNER NEVINS. A resident here for 38 years, she was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband, Carl [BIDDINGER], whom she was married to in 1909 in Springfield, Ill.; one brother and two sisters: Newton NEVINS, Modesto; Mrs. William WHITE and Mrs. Raymond BUTLER, Modesto; and several nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call. Rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Baptist church, with the Rev. Harry BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Robert Leon Cornell
Robert Leon CORNELL, 6, of east of Fulton died in Woodlawn hospital at 4:30 a.m. today following a two days illness from pneumonia.
The son of Clyde D. and Donna Mae CORNELL, he was born Sept. 30, 1944 at the Cornell residence two miles east of Fulton.
Surviving are the parents, a twin brother Kenneth K. [CORNELL], his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles OLMSTEAD; grandmother, Mrs. Pearl CORNELL and his great-grandmother, Mrs. Anna OLMSTEAD, all of Fulton
Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton EUB church. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, assisted by Rev. M. E. REED will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body was taken from the Ditmire Funeral home to the Cornell residence this evening.

Wednesday, October 11, 1950

Teresa Gerth Wild
Mrs. Teresa GERTH WILD, 83, former Rochester resident, died at 12:40 a.m. today at her home, 314 Niles St., LaPorte. She had been ill five days.
Born Nov. 5, 1866, at Napoleon, she moved to LaPorte from Rochester seven years ago. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Al GERTH and her husband, William Reade WILD, whom she married in 1891, preceded her in death.
She was a member of the St. Paul Episcopal church and the Society of Women's Guild.
Survivors include:
A daughter, Vera WILD DREWES, LaPorte; a son, Bill [WILD], South Bend; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Joseph [GERTH], Toluca, Ill., and Carl [GERTH], Grand Haven, Mich.
Friends may call at the Haverstock Chapel, LaPorte, from Thursday noon until 1 p.m. Friday.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the St. Paul Episcopal church, LaPorte. The Rev. Eric PEARSON will officiate and burial will be in the Patton cemetery there.

Pauline Williams
Mrs. Pauline WILLIAMS, 86, an annual summer visitor to Rochester, died suddenly at 10 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Indianapolis.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons.
The body was taken to the McMullen Funeral Home, Westfield, where final rites are incomplete.

Thursday, October 12, 1950

Cora B. Smith
Mrs. Cora B. SMITH, 83, passed away Thursday morning 6:45 in the MacDonald Hospital, Warsaw from a heart ailment. Mrs. Smith was a resident of Akron for a few years and has many friends in that section of the county.
She was born [Cora B. ANDERSON] near Milark on February 1, 1867, the daughter of Siras and Nancy ANDERSON. In 1887 she was married to Alfred LATTIG who preceded her in death. She was married to William SMITH in 1923, who died 12 years ago.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Akron Church of God. Most of her life was spent in Fremont, Ohio.
Surviving are three step-children: Lawrence SMITH, Cadiz, O.; Mrs. Ralph KREAMER, Warsaw, Ind.; DeVon SMITH, Anderson, Ind. and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be held in the Akron Church of God, Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery, Fremont, O. The body is at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, where friends may call from noon Friday until the hour of the services.

Emma Bates
Final rites for Mrs. Emma BATES, 86, who passed away Tuesday at her home in Indianapolis, will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Methodist church in Jollietville, Ind. Mrs. Bates was the mother of Mrs. Pauline WILLMAN, who resides on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
Mrs. Bates had visited here on numerous occasions and had many friends in this locality. She is survived by two other daughters and two sons, one of whom is Fred BATES, at whose home she passed away. All of the survivors with the exception of Mrs. Willman, reside in Indianapolis.
Her body was taken to the McMullen funeral home at Westfield.

Friday, October 13, 1950

William B. Binney
William B. BINNEY, 86, died at 2:30 a.m. today at the home of a son, Clarence [BINNEY], in Richland township. He had been ill since June.
Born July 4, 1864, in Missouri, he came here four years ago from Royal Center.
A farmer, he was married in Chicago to Leona LAMIE.
Survivors include the following children:
Clarence and William [BINNEY], Rochester; Roy [BINNEY], Royal Center; Lillian ROUE, Chicago; Laura MAHONEY, Chicago, and Leona KISLER, Chicago.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home here until noon Saturday when it will be taken to the Chase-Miller mortuary in Logansport to lie in state before services.
Final rites, in charge of Father SCHOLL, will be held at the Logansport funeral home Monday morning and burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery.

Etta Logue
Funeral services for Mrs. Clarence (Etta) LOGUE, 68, who died Thursday at Richmond, will be held there at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Margaret SUTTON, Rochester, and a niece, Mrs. Paul EILER, also of Rochester.
She was well-known in this community.

Frank A. Drudge
Frank A. DRUDGE, prominent farmer of Newcastle township, passed away at 12:10 p.m. today at his home a mile south of Talma. The fatal heart seizure was suffered only a few moments before his death. News of his sudden passing was a severe shock to his legion of friends throughout Rochester and surrounding community.
He had been in failing health for the past two years, however, this morning he completed his farm chores and was in his usual fair health when he was stricken.
Mr. Drudge, a lifelong resident of Newcastle township, was active in the affairs of the township and Fulton county and on numerous occasions worked in the promotion of various road improvement projects in this area. He was a member of the Republican party and was an ardent worker in that political organization.
Frank A. Drudge was born June 6, 1873, in Newcastle township. On Feb. 8, 1896, he was united in marriage with Maude FISH. He was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife at home; a daughter, Mrs. Joe PETERSON, of near Talma, and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 14, 1950

Minnie May Stutesman
Mrs. Minnie May OSBORNE STUTESMAN, 83, passed away at 8:25 a.m. today at her home 727 East Ninth street, this city. She had been bedfast for the past two years suffering from complications.
She was born [Minnie May KINGERY] August 27, 1867 at Monterey, Ind., the daughter of Abraham and Anna (HUNTER) KINGERY. Her first marriage was to Lincoln OSBORNE and following his death she was married to Frank STUTESMAN, who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Stutesman was a member of the Evangelical church.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Metta HOOVER, Rochester; a granddaughter, Mrs. Helen SHAW, Mishawaka; a niece, Mrs. Charles OVERMYER, this city; two great-granddaughters, Mrs. Robert ZIMMERMAN and Mrs. Westal CARR, both of Rochester and three great-great-granddaughters. Two sons, Rex and Roy, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, October 16, 1950

Walter Barnhart
Word was received here today of the death of Walter BARNHART, of Bakersfield, Cal., which occurred there on Oct. 14. He had been ill for some time of heart disease. He was born and reared on a farm near Hoover's Station, but made his home in California since he was a young man. He was for years one of the pioneers in the oil drilling indstry in that state. He is suvived by a brother, Charles A. BARNHART of San Gabriel, Cal., a sister, Mrs. Truman MURDEN of Twelve Mile and Hugh A. BARNHART of Rochester is a cousin of the deceased.

Tuesday, October 17, 1950

Ivey R. Knauff
Mrs. Ivey R. KNAUFF, 91, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Otto CARRELL, Macy. She had been ill five weeks.
Born Aug. 12, 1859, near Deedsville, she lived in the Macy and Deedsville communities her entire life.
She [Ivey R. DEEDS] was the daughter of George and Leah YODER DEEDS and was married to Conrad KNAUFF Oct. 8, 1878. He preceded her in death in 1930.
A member of the Macy Christian church, and the Deedsville Rebekah Lodge, she is survived by:
A son, Truman [KNAUFF], Route 1, Rochester; Mrs. CARRELL, Macy; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mary COVER, of near Macy. One daughter preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, where friends may call until Thursday noon.
Services will be held at the Macy Christian church at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. David ROGERS will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.

Frances Ruth Grogg
Mrs. Frances Ruth GROGG, 38, of near Fulton, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital here. She had been ill four days with pneumonia.
Born Oct. 9, 1912, near Richland Center, she spent most of her life in the Akron community before moving to Fulton in 1945.
She was [Frances Ruth CONRAD] the daughter of Kit Carson and Edna SMITH CONRAD and on Oct. 18, 1930, was married to Forrest GROGG.
A member of the Rochester American Legion Auxiliary, she is survived by:
The husband and two daughters, Melenda Jane and Jeanette Kay [GROGG], at home; her mother, Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Robert DRUDGE, Akron.
The body will be taken to the residence Wednesday noon from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton Baptist curch. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. Don McGUINN, will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery, Akron.

Infant Wideman
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick WIDEMAN, Route 4, Rochester, died at birth in Woodlawn hospital this morning.
The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home here where arrangements for services were planned.

Wednesday, October 18, 1950 to Thursday, October 19, 1950

[no obits]

Friday, October 20, 1950

Omer Lee Dillman
Omer Lee DILLMAN, 36, passed away 10:30 Thursday evening at his home in Tiosa. Mr. Dillman had been an invalid for a number of years. His condition became critical Wednesday.
He was born March 27, 1914 in Richland township, the son of Joseph and Martha DILLMAN.
Survivors are his parents, of Tiosa, with whom he resided; a brother, Jess [DILLMAN]; a sister, Mrs. Harold DUFF, of Rochester and a half-sister, Miss Helen STAYTON at home.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Sand Hill church with the Rev. Ora LEMMERT in charge. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. The body was taken from the Foster funeral home to the Dillman residence this evening.

Ellis Alexander
Ellis ALEXANDER, 66, of Silver Lake, died late this morning in Woodlawn Hospital.
The body was taken to the Tucker Funeral Home, Claypool. final rites are incomplete.

Saturday, October 21, 1950

[no obits]

Monday, October 23, 1950

Dessie Landis
Funeral services were scheduled this afternoon at the Akron Church of God for Mrs. Dessie LANDIS, 63, who died Saturday at her farm home two miles northeast of there. She had been ill five weeks.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH was to officiate and burial was planned in the Akron cemetery.
Born [Dessie KARNS] near Perrysburg July 2, 1887, she was the daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (CRUMPACKER) KARNS. Her marriage to Roy LANDIS took place June 15, 1907. She lived in the Akron community for many years.
Surviving are the husband; a son, Hubert [LANDIS], of Juneau, Alaska; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth CALLANTINE, Mishawaka, Mrs. Edna SICKS, Akron, Mrs. Faye LANDIS, at home; two brothers, Elza KARNS, South Bend, and Vernon KARNS, Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Lennie BERGE, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Mrs. Harley SECOR, Akron; and nine grandchildren.

Frank G. McWilliams
Rochester friends of Frank G. McWILLIAMS were shocked Sunday morning when the news of his death became current about the city. Mr. McWilliams passed away 7 a.m. Sunday at his home 1130 Pontiac street, following a heart attack. Previously he had been enjoying his usual good health and he was never aware of any heart affliction. He was well known throughout Indiana and the mid-west states where he traveled for a number of years.
Frank George, son of William and Mary McWILLIAMS was born April 7, 1894 in Williamsport, Pa. On June 3, 1924 he was married to Dorothee GROSSMAN at Philadelphia. The McWilliams moved to Rochester a little over seven years ago from Tipton, Ind.
Mr. McWilliams was a salesman for the George F. Cram Company of Indianapolis. He was a member of all the branches of the Masonic fraternity and was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are the wife, at home, and a son Ralph Douglas McWILLIAMS, who is a student at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John F. Burnett
John F. BURNETT, 64, former Rochester resident, died suddenly at 10 a.m. Sunday at his home near North Manchester.
Born Oct. 7, 1886, in Union county, Tennessee, he moved to North Manchester 11 years ago from here. His parents were Martin and Relda PHIPS BURNETT and he was married June 20, 1907, to Arrie CLARK.
Survivors include the wife and the following children:
Mrs. Burtie FORD, Kokomo; Lester BURNETT, Kokomo; Mrs. Adam ZARTMAN, Kewanna; Chester BURNETT, North Manchester; Loyd BURNETT, Ft. Smith, Ark.; Floyd BURNETT, Kokomo; Mrs. Jerry WEST, North Manchester.
Three brothers, three sisters and sixteen grandchildren also survive. Three sons died in infancy.
The body was first taken to the Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, and will be taken to the residence, four miles southeast of there, where friends may call. It will then be moved to the Ellers Funteral Home, Kokomo, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The Rev. Donald DUNCAN will officiate and burial will be in Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo.

Versa A. Mills
Funeral services for Mrs. Versa A. (METZ) MILLS, 76, South Bend, will be held Tuesday morning 11 o'clock at the Baptist church. Rev. Gordon HYDE will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Mrs. Mills passed away Saturday morning in the Memorial Hospital South Bend. She had been making her home with her sister, Mrs. Lee COLE, 533 Lincoln Way East, South Bend for the past four years.
Born [Versa A. IZZARD] in Rochester, April 7, 1874, she was the daughter of Newton M. and Merrice (RHUE) IZZARD. She had resided in South Bend for 25 years moving there from this city.
Mrs. Metz was twice married, first in 1892 to Orton METZ who died in 1900 and the second time in 1925 to Frank MILLS who died in 1935.
Mrs. Metz's family were pioneer residents of Rochester. While in this city she was engaged in the restaurant business owning both the Palm and American cafes. She was a member of the Rochester Baptist church for many years transferring her membership to the First Baptist church in South Bend after moving to that city.
Survivors are two sons, Marvin E. METZ, of South Bend, and Jack E. METZ of Anaconda, Mich.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Alice COLE, of South Bend, Mrs. Jane COLE and Mrs. Effie STILLWELL and a brother, Fred IZZARD all of Tulsa, Okla. Two daughters, Mrs. Ida WELTON and Mrs. Reba GUTHER preceded in death.
The body will lie in state at the church Tuesday morning until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, October 24, 1950

Forest W. Gardner
Funeral services were scheduled today in Mishawaka for Forest W. GARDNER, 47, who died there Saturday following a two-year illness.
He was born in Kewanna June 19, 1903, but had lived in St. Joseph county for the past 23 years.
Survivors include his wife, his mother, Mrs. Della GARDNER, Culver, three daughters; a son; a sister and two grandchildren.

Wednesday, October 25, 1950

Emma Hill
Miss Emma HILL passed away suddenly 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home in the Prairie Grove neighborhood, five miles southeast of Kewanna. Miss Hill had been in failing health for the past few years and was recently a patient at Woodlawn Hospital. She had a host of friends throughout that section of the county.
She was born April 7, 1864 in the vicinity of Fletchers Lake. Her parents were Stephen and Hannah (CONRAD) HILL.
Survivors are her two sisters, with whom she made her home and a niece, Mrs. Howard MUTCHLER, of near Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Prairie Grove United Brethren church, and burial will be in the Fletchers Lake cemetery. The body will be taken from the Harrison Funeral Home to the Prairie Grove church at 1:30 p.m. Friday where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

James G. Nickell
James G. NICKELL, 58, died at 2 a.m. today at his home, 322 Ohio street, this city. He had been ill since last January.
Mr. Nickell had been a resident of Rochester for more than 30 years, coming here from Peoria, Ill., and had many friends in Rochester and vicinity.
He was born April 23, 1892, at Eazel, Ky., the son of Richard and Mary NICKELL. He was first married to Nancy WILLIAMS, of Winchester, Ky., and his second marriage was to Mrs. Carrie BROOKS, of Rochester..
Survivors include the wife, at home; four children by his first marriage, Eugene [NICKELL], Eagle River, Wis.; Harlan [NICKELL], Hobart; Mrs. Mary BONNELL and Miss Wilma NICKELL, both of Eagle River, Wis.; a stepson, Lawrence JACKSON, of Hammond; three brothers, Earl and Warren NICKELL of Rochester and Ova NICKELL of Michigan City.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the Christian church will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Harry Karch
Harry KARCH, 67, died Tuesday at his home in Elwood following a long illness. He had celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary last March.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. George POLLOCK, Route 2, Rochester, who left today for Elwood.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Eldood's Christian church.

Thursday, October 26, 1950

[no obits]

Friday, October 27, 1950

Alice Laura Brandt
Miss Alice Laura BRANDT, 81, of near Kewanna, died at 10:30 a.m. today in a Logansport hospital following an extended illness.
Born June 30, 1869, in Switzerland, she was the daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Alcide BRANDT, making her home with a nephew, William BRANDT, and a brother, Elysse BRANDT, of near Kewanna.
Friends may call at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. H. F. BULGER will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery there.

Mrs. Clyde Beatty
Mrs. Clyde BEATTY, wild animal trainer and former Rochester resident, died Thursday on the Clyde Beatty circus train in Kosciusko, Miss.
She was found dead in bed shortly before the matinee performance. Her husband, world-famous wild animal trainer, went on with their act without knowing that his wife had died. A circus worker found her dead.
She was billed as the only woman who ever trained a giant elephant and a bengal tiger to perform side by side.
Mr. and Mrs. Beatty resided at 716 Fulton avenue in Rochester, when the Cole Bros. Circus was located here.
Survivors besides the husband include an only child, Albena [BEATTY], a student at Hillside College in Michigan; a sister, Miss Jean EVANS, Los Angeles, and two brothers, John and Joseph EVANS, both of Chicago.

Dent E. Swift
Dent E. SWIFT, of 1022 Franklin avenue, passed away at 8 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Thursday afternoon. Death was attributed to complications of a year-long illness. Mr. Swift had many friends throughout northern Indiana.
The 66-year-old manufacturer's representative was born Nov. 25, 1883, son of Richard and Mary DAVIS SWIFT, in Keyser, W. Va., where he became a member of the Presbyterian church. In 1892 he moved to Macy where he was a member of the Masonic Order, and there married Mabel OSBORNE in 1916. He took up residence in Rochester in 1926 and lived here since that date.
After his first wife preceded him in death, he was remarried to Lucy ERV in 1931.
Survivors include his wife and a sister, Mrs. Sam MUSSELMAN, of Macy, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. D. F. TAGGART, of Macy, officiating. Burial will follow at the Plainview cemetery in Macy.
The body will be kept at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, October 28, 1950

Hesther Grace Spice
Mrs. Hesther Grace SPICE, 53, of near Akron, died suddenly at 1:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Born July 2, 1897, in Hoagland, Ind., she resided in the Akron community for the past 22 years, coming from Fort Wayne.
The daughter of Joseph ULEREY and Ida EMRICK, she was married to Sidney SPICE Dec. 24, 1918, in Fort Wayne.
She was a member of the Akron Legion Auxiliary and the Silver Creek Ladies Aid.
Survivors include:
The husband; three sons, Clyde [SPICE], Rochester, Don [SPICE], Silver Lake, Paul [SPICE] at home; a grandchild, Dennis Dean [SPICE]; three sisters, Lauretta JUDTT, Fort Wayne; Ida BUECKER, Fort Wayne; Dora McLAUGHLIN, Fort Wayne; four brothers, Jay B. ULEREY, Fort Wayne; Ralph [ULEREY], Fort Wayne; Delmore [ULEREY], New Haven, and Marion [ULEREY], Fort Wayne. A brother and sister preceded her in death.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, to the residence five miles east of there, at 4 p.m. this afternoon where friends may call.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Silver Creek church. The Rev. Victor YEADER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Elsworth M. Rans
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon in Hinckley, Ill., for Elsworth M. RANS, 82, native of Grass Creek, who died there Thursday.
A carpenter he resided with a son, George Rans. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Albert Hart, Chicago, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Monday, October 30, 1950

John Garver
A 62-year-old Argos farmer died in Woodlawn Hospital Saturday night, about four hours after he was injured in a tractor collision two miles south of Argos on US 31.
The victim was John GARVER who was enroute to his home near Tippecanoe when the incident occurred.
Two other men, Charles GARD, 60, Mishawaka, and Harvey SCOTT, 61, Anderson, were hospitalized as a result of the accident.
Gard suffered a multiple fracture of the right knee cap and a fractured right ankle in addition to cuts and bruises and was taken to Billings V. A. Hospital, Indianapolis. Scott suffered broken ribs and face cuts and was taken to Woodlawn Hospital.
According to reports, Garver had pulled off US 31 on the west side of the road, waiting for traffic to ease before making a left turn. A car coming from the south made a left turn off the highway, reports, continued, and Garver then pulled out, apparently not seeing the north-bound car driven by Scott.
Garver's body will be taken from the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, to his residence, seven miles southeast of there at 4 p.m. today.
Services will be held at the residence at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Rhett PETCHER, of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, will officiate and burial will be in the Old Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
The family has requested that no flowers be sent.
Garver was born Jan. 19, 1888, in Conway, Kansas, but had lived 40 years in Indiana, coming to Argos from Bremen. A bachelor, he was the son of Jacob and Hanna GARVER.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Katherine SWIHART and Mrs. Ethel WALSH, both of Argos, and a nephew, Dr. John Jacob SWIHART, of Toronto, Canada.

Herbert T. King
Funeral services were scheduled at 1:30 p.m. today in the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, for Herbert T. KING, 75, Gilead, who died in Logansport Saturday.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH was to officiate and burial was planned in the Gilead cemetery.
Born April 27, 1875, at Deedsville, he spent most of his life in the Gilead community. His parents were Jacob and Rebecca MOORE KING and his wife, Anna NICODEMUS, preceded him in death 16 years ago. One child also preceded him in death.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Jean KESLING, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Harley MYERS, Chili; two stepsons, Harry FUNNEL and Devone NICODEMUS, both of near Akron; two half-brothers, Levi FUNNEL, Niles, Mich., and Clyde FUNNEL; and a step-brother, A. FUNNEL.

Nora Anderson Felts
Mrs. Nora ANDERSON FELTS, 59, died at 7:30 a.m. today at her home, one mile south of Rochester. She had been ill one day.
Born Oct. 15, 1891, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of George and Mary ANDERSON. Her marriage to Charles FELTS took place in Peru.
Survivors include the husband; three stepsons, Howard and Devane, Rochester, and Dale [FELTS], Monticello; two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Private funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Foster funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at sundown.

Harry Karch
Funeral services were held Sunday in Elwood for Harry KARCH, 73, brother-in-law of Mrs. George POLLOCK, route 2, Rochester, who died Oct. 24.
Tuesday, October 31, 1950

Mary Amanda Wilson
Mrs. Mary Amanda WILSON, 83, 507 E. Ninth street, died at 12:30 a.m. today from a heart ailment. She had been seriously ill one week.
Born Aug. 25, 1867, at Montoursville, Pa., she was the daughter of Moses and Caroline FRANTZ MOON, moving here in 1909. Her husband, McClellan WILSON, whom she married in 1889 at Altona, N.Y., preceded her in death in 1930.
A member of the Rochester Christian church, she is survived by a daghter, Mrs. Albert CARITHERS, Argos; a son, David WILSON, Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; seven great-gandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Laura BRYON, Mrs. Elma McCASLIN, both of Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Elizabeth SCHMELZLE, New York; a brother, John MOON, Turbotsville, Pa. A son, Howard WILSON, preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call after Wednesday noon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Christian church. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

James Nickell
The following attended the James NICKELL funeral from out of town:
Mr. and Mrs. Ava NICKELL and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Roger NICKELL from Michigan City.
Mr. Eugene NICKELL and sister, Wilma, of Eagle River, Wis.
Mr. and Mrs. Harland NICKELL of Gary.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed BUNNELL of Crown Point.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence JACKSON and daughter of Hammond.
Mrs. Harry PLOEG of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Mrs. Ina LITTLE, Richmond.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy LITTLE and daughter, of Richmond.
Mrs. Mary VICK, Middleton, O.
Mr. and Mrs. William HILTON of Geneva, Ind.

Wednesday, November 1, 1950

Dora Sarber
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Mrs. Dora SARBER, 59, who died Monday evening in a Logansport hospital. She was a resident of Royal Center and had been ill two months.
The Rev. Lloyd MAURER, of the Royal Center EUB church, will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Born Oct. 27, 1891, at Plymouth, she was the daughter of Charles E. and Mable ZUMBAUGH, moving to Royal Center two years ago.
Survivors include the husband, Roscoe SARBER, whom she married Nov. 21, 1914; three daughters, Mrs. Violet LUDWIG, Argos, Mrs. Marion BAKER, Culver, Mrs. Burl FLAGG, Argos; the mother, Mrs. ZUMBAUGH, of Plymouth; a brother, Lloyd [ZUMBAUGH], Los Angeles, and five grandchildren.

Truman Murden
Truman MURDEN, 71, of Twelve Mile, passed away at 8:54 p.m. Wednesday morning, his death being the result of continued low blood pressure. He had not been ill as far as his friends knew and his death was unexpected.
Mr. Murden has lived in the Twelve Mile community all his life and was a farmer, school during his time. [sic] He served as a member of the house in the Indiana legislature for several terms and was always active in Republican political circles.
He is survived by his wife, Edith [MURDEN], who has been quite ill for some time, and a son Claire [MURDEN]. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Thursday, November 2, 1950

[no obits]

Friday, November 3, 1950

Mrs. Isadore Thorne
Mrs. Isadore THORNE, 80, died Thursday afternoon at the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, after an extended illness.
She was entered in the Rochester Nursing Home as a patient July 25 and moved to the hospital Oct. 4.
Born March 22, 1870, at Francesville, she resided in Medaryville for the past 20 years. Survivors include the husband who is a patient at the nursing home here.
The body was taken to the Query Funeral Home, Francesville. Final rites are incomplete.

Clara Mow Pletcher
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara MOW PLETCHER, 71, who died Thursday at the Clear Lake Resthaven, Buchanan, Mich., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Richland Center Methodist church.
The Rev. Harley DAVIS, Fort Wayne, assisted by the Rev. Edith BRUNER, will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home, Rochester, until time for the services.
Ill seven weeks, she was born [Clara HARPSTER] June 26, 1879, in Topeka, Kansas, living in Richland township here for many years. Her parents were Samuel and Eliza HARPSTER and her first marriage was to Charles MOW. Later, she married John PLETCHER.
A member of the Richland Center Methodist church, she is survived by:
Three sons, Dewey MOW, North Manchester, Walter and James MOW, South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. Helen WHITLEDGE, Mrs. Alice PETERS and Mrs. Harriet POLIFKA, all of Chicago; fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Saturday, November 4, 1950

Durward A. Pike and
Eva Mae Pike
Durward A. PIKE, 71, owner of the Pike Lumber Co., Akron, and his wife, Eva Mae [PIKE], 70, were killed about 3:30 p.m. Friday in a freak automobile accident 1 1/2 miles west of Plymouth on U.S. 30.
Marshall county authorities and state police said the Pike car apparently went out of control, skidded off the right side of the pavement, then lurched across to the left side into a ditch, throwing the couple onto the highway.
Next, according to reports, at least one of the pair was run over by a hit-and-run driver who first stopped, talked with several persons at the scene, then drove off.
A description of the hit-and-run car was broadcast and a short time later state police arrested Dr. B. J. DVORSKY, 70, Gary, who was identified as the driver.
Dvorsky, accompanied by his wife, told officials that he had "made a mistake" and that he didn't know why he drove away. He believed the man was alread dead after he had stopped his car, officials were told.
The Gary physician pleaded guilty to charges of leaving the scene of an accident in a Plymouth J. P. court and paid a fine and costs totaling $36.75.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Pike died from a fractured skull but no information was released this morning from the Marshall county coroner as to whether they were dead before Dvorsky drove by the scene of the mishap.
Damage to the Pike car was only negligible, amounting to about $35, and it was driven back to Plymouth.
Mr. Pike was reportedly enroute to Wanatah with a tire for one of his trucks which had previously had a blow-out.
A truck driver who was following the Dvorsky car gave officers information about the mystery auto. The Gary man was picked up within a half hour at the intersection of U.S. 6 and U.S. 35 near Kingsbury.
Durward Albert PIKE, son of Albert and Anna (SMALL) PIKE, was born December 5, 1878 in Wabash, Ind. He was married to Eva Mae BECK, October 18, 1898 at Wabash. The Pikes had been residents of Akron for 23 years where he was engaged in the lumber and sawmill business.
Previous to their residency in Akron, Mr. Pike was engaged in the lumbering and contracting business in Florida and Wabash for a number of years. He was a member of the Akron Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Elks Club of Wabash and the Christian Science Church, also of Wabash.
Mrs. Pike, whose maiden name was Eva Mae BECK, was born in Wabash on February 16, 1880. Her parents were Frank and Mary Jane (THOMPSON) BECK.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Gwendolyn HARTING, North Manchester; Mrs. Helen UTTER, Akron; Mrs. Virginia YORK, Kenton, Ohio and eight grandchildren. Mr. Pike is also survived by two sisters, Miss Myrtle PIKE, Wabash and Miss Elsie PIKE, Cleveland. Mrs. Pike besides the immediate family leaves two brothers, James BECK and Hal BECK, both of Wabash.
Double funeral services will be conducted Monday 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron. The Christian Science Reader of Wabash, will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Falls cemetery, Wabash.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, November 6, 1950

Chester B. Emmons
Chester B. EMMONS, 50, proprietor of the State Road Cafe in Kewanna, died suddenly Sunday morning of a heart attack.
Born June 13, 1900, he was the son of Charles and Pearl (NORRIS) EMMONS and was a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges of Rochester.
Survivors include:
His wife, the former Mary MOLLENCUP; a son, Jerry [EMMONS]; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie LISEY, Kewanna, Mrs. Maude DILLAN and Mrs. Annabelle DREW, both of South Bend; and five brothers, William [EMMONS], Leiters Ford, Carl and Donald [EMMONS], South Bend, Harold [EMMONS], Detroit and Robert [EMMONS], Kewanna.
Friends may call at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph DUX, pastor of the Church of Christ there, will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.

Orville Fisher
Orville FISHER of Wabash died at his home in that city Sunday morning 10 o'clock. He was a nephew of Ed FISHER, a barber formerly of this city. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 10 a.m. in Wabash.

Evelyn Pearl Whiteman
Mrs. Harvey [Evelyn Pearl] WHITEMAN, 33, former resident of Akron passed away Saturday morning at San Diego, Calif. She was making her home there while her husband is in the U. S. Navy. Her death was attributed to a heart ailment which she had suffered for the past year.
Evelyn Pearl [SWICK], daughter of Sherman and Viola SWICK was born in Akron, Ind., on June 2, 1917. She was married to Harvey WHITEMAN in June 1940 at Yuma, Ariz.
Survivors are her husband; parents and the following brothers and sisters, Claude SWICK, Burket, Dean SWICK, Thief River Falls, Minn.; Mrs. Lois BOGANWRIGHT, Highland; Mrs. Delta SEELY, Fort Wayne; Lowell SWICK at home. Her grandmother, Mrs. Maggie SWICK, of Akron, also survives.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the Sheetz funeral home of Akron.

Howard E. Burkhalter
Howard E. BURKHALTER, 73, Shell service station operator at Fulton, died at 2:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 10 days.
Born Feb. 1, 1877, at Thorntown, he moved to Fulton in 1931 from Greencastle. He was married to Dora COUCHMAN Dec. 5, 1900, at Thorntown and was a member of the Masonic Order at Greencastle.
Survivors include the wife; a son, Emmett [BURKHALTER], of Robinson, Ill.; a daughter, Gladys SCHMITT, Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Carolyn BURKHALTER; a sister, Mrs. Grace SITES, Thorntown, and a brother, R. W. BURKHALTER, also of Thorntown.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. The Rev. Don McGUIRE will officiate and burial will be in th Cox cemetery, Thorntown.

Lilly May Fenton
Mrs. Lilly May FENTON, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday evening 9 o'clock at her home in Indianapolis. She was the aunt of Mrs. Max HARDIN, of this city, and had visited here on numerous occasions. She is survived by her husband, A. C. FENTON.
Mr. and Mrs. [Max] HARDIN will attend the funeral services which will be held in Indianapolis, Wednesday. Mrs. Hardin was with her aunt at the time of her passing.

Alice Ann Funk
Miss Alice Ann FUNK, 83, 342 N. Ohio Street, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill three days.
Born in November, 1867, in Kalida, O., she was the daughter of Abraham and Nancy FUNK and came here seven years ago from Anderson.
Survivors include the following brothers and sisters: Samuel H. [FUNK], Rochester; William T. [FUNK], St. Louis; Mrs. Susan FREDERICK, Des Plaines, Ill.; Mrs. Roe BALES, Aurora, Ill.
The following sisters preceded her in death: Mrs. Ellie NELLANS, Mentone; Mrs. Kate RAN, Toledo, O.; Mrs. Dora RICE, Lima, O.; and Mrs. Cora HANSON, Aurora.
The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home where final rites are pending. The Rev. BARNES, of the Holiness church at Newcastle, [Ind.], will officiate and burial will be in the Hamlet cemetery near Talma.

Clayton C. Fletcher
Clayton C. FLETCHER, 71, well known farmer of the Walnut community passed away 7:15 Sunday evening from a heart attack suffered but a few moments prior to his death. He had been a resident of Marshall and Fulton counties throughout his entire life. He resided with his daughter, Mrs. Erma O'DELL and family.
Mr. Fletcher was born August 8, 1879 in Fulton county. On July 2, 1902, he was married to Luella ALDERFER in Marshall county. She preceded in death in March of 1943. He was a member of the Walnut Gospel church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lucille REDINGER, Warsaw; Mrs. Evadean DAVIS, Argos; Mrs. Erma O'DELL, Walnut; Mrs. Ruth DURKES and Mrs. June POLLEY, both of Rochester; two brothers, Dallas FLETCHER, and Claude FLETCHER, Argos. Three daughters and a son preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Walnut Gospel church. Rev. Harry HASHBERGER, Fort Wayne, assisted by Rev. Adam RAGER, Winona Lake, will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until 10 a.m. Tuesday and then be taken to the O'Dell home, Walnut, where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, November 7, 1950

Donnie Jean McHenry
Funeral services were planned this afternoon at the McCain funeral home, Denver, for Donnie Jean McHENRY, 14, who died Sunday morning at the Childrens hospital, South Bend, of pneumonia.
Born Nov. 27, 1926, she was the daughter of William and Martha GREEN McHENRY. She moved to Denver from Twelve Mile when a small child and attended the Denver grade school.
Survivors include the parents, a brother, Jack [McHENRY] at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred GREEN, Twelve Mile, and several aunts and uncles.

Alice Funk
Final rites for Mrs. Alice FUNK, who passed away at Woodlawn hospital Sunday will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home, this city. The Rev. BARNES, of the Holiness church, of Newcastle, Ind.,will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamlett cemetery, near Talma.

Wednesday, November 8, 1950

Wallace Monroe Murphy
Wallace Monroe MURPHY, 78, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son, Clifford MURPHY, 1601 South Main street, this city. He had been seriously ill for the past nine weeks. He had resided in this city for 13 years, coming here from Kansas.
A native of Miami County, Ind., he was born March 5, 1872. He was reared and educated in Miami county and later went to Kansas where he was an auctioneer. He was the son of Milton and Elizabeth MURPHY.
Mr. Murphy's first marriage was with Miss Lillian Irene SCHINDLER and his second wife was Mrs. Emma HARRIS. Both preceded in death.
Survivors are three daughters: Mrs. Ferrell RITTER, Pierceton; Mrs. Hilda THORP, Watersmeet, Mich.; Mrs. Mable LADD, Warsaw and two sons, Clifford of this city and Rex [MURPHY], Mattoon, Ill.

Thursday, November 9, 1950

William Zumbaugh
Final rites for William ZUMBAUGH, 81, who passed away at his home one mile northeast of Argos at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos. Rev. W. Ray KUHN of Argos Methodist church will be in charge of the services. Death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered four weeks ago and left him bedfast until his death.
A farmer and life-long resident of Marshall county, Mr. Zumbaugh was born May 22, 1889, to Henry and Harriett ZUMBAUGH. On April 3, 1919, in Los Angeles, Calif., he married Martha THOMPSON, who survives.
Other survivors include a step-daughter, Mrs. Edna SCHLOSSER of Argos; a sister, Mrs. Mina ZEHNER, also of Argos; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Interment will be in the Mackelrath cemetery, southwest of Twin Lake church, northwest of Argos. The body was taken to Grossman Funeral Home where friends may call.

Wallace M. Murphy
Funeral services for Wallace M. MURPHY will be held at the Foster funeral home 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. George CRANE officiating.
A son Marvin E. MURPHY, of Watersmeet, Mich., was unintentionally omitted in the list of survivors. Mrs. Hilda THORP, a daughter, resides in Galesburg, Ill.

H. E. Burchalter
Funeral services for H. E. BURCHALTER, former Shell station manager of Fulton, were conducted Wednesday morning at the Ditmire Chapel at Fulton. The Fulton Masonic members accompanied the body to Thorntown where they conducted graveside rites.

Dr. Loring C. Meek
Dr. Loring C. MEEK, 79, prominent physician in this community for over 52 years passed away at 7 p.m. Wednesday at his home near Tiosa. He had been in failing health for the past eight months. He had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Dr. Meek was a memer of the American Medical Association and two years ago received a medal from this organization citing him for his half-century of work as a physician. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Loring C., son of James and Mary MEEK, was born May 5, 1871, at Silver Lake, Ind. On August 11, 1892 he was united in marriage with Jessie BABCOCK, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Harold MEEK, Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ruth KANOUSE, of this city and four grandchildren. A daughter, Dorothy [MEEK], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home, this city. Rev. Ora LEMMERT assisted by Rev.Gilbert MAUS will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, November 10, 1950

[no obits]

Saturday, November 11, 1950

Mrs. Harvey Whiteman
Funeral services for Mrs. Harvey WHITEMAN, 33, who died in California last Saturday, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Church of God.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body was taken from the Sheetz funeral home to the residence of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman SWICK, 5 1/2 miles northwest of Akron, Friday evening.

Lena Goss
Mrs. Lena GOSS, 71, Plymouth, died Friday at the Sherman Nursing Home there. She had been ill six months.
Born Jan. 5, 1879, infulton county, she was the daughter of Peter and Lena HENDERSON, moving to Marshall county 45 years ago. Her husband preceded her in death Oct. 5, this year.
A member of the EUB church, she is survived by two sons, Elmer GOSS, Plymouth, and Alvin GOSS, Mishawaka; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry HENDERSON, Chicago.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Daniel and Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth. Burial will be in the Memorial Park addition.

Lettie Belle Stepp
Logansport, Nov. 11. -- Mrs. Lettie Belle STEPP, 59, wife of Dyke D. STEPP, of 629 Cliff Drive died at nine o'clock Friday night at Memorial hospital. She had been in ill health for one years.
Born May 5, 1891, at Winamac, she was the daughter of John and Hattie LEBO EPLER. She was a member of the Methodist church at Royal Center where she and her husband lived, prior to coming to this city 11 years ago.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Edward J. [STEPP], of this city; Ralph D. STEPP, Rochester; her mother, Mrs. Hattie EPLER, Winamac; two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Lizzie AGNEW, Winamac; Mrs. A. HEHN, Valparaiso; Frank EPLER, Rensselaer; Henry EPLER, Lamont, Indiana; three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Chase Miller Chapel, Logansport. Burial will be in the Winamac, Ind. cemetery.

Richard W. Filloff and
Howard D. Williams

Funeral services were planned at the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone, today for Richard W. FILLOFF, 22, Bourbon, who was killed in a train-truck collision west of Warsaw Thursday.
Survivors include the wife, Lena Marie [FILLOFF]; a four-months-old daughter; a brother, Carl [FILLOFF], Fort Wayne.
The body of Howard D. WILLIAMS, 24, also killed in the mishap, was taken to the Jackson Funeral Home, Rensselaer, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Williams' father-in-law, the Rev. John SCHROEDER of the Etna Green EUB church, will officiate.
The son of Roy and Florence DAVIDSON WILLIAMS, his survivors include the wife, the former Nancy SCHROEDER of Rochester; a son, Randy [WILLIAMS], four months; his parents, of Rensselaer, and a brother and a sister.

Monday, November 13, 1950

Gilbert W. Schwenk
The first tragic hunting accident of the current season occurred Saturday morning when Gilbert W. SCHWENK, 28, prominent young farmer of the Tiosa community shot himself while cleaning a rifle.
He was preparing to go hunting for rabbits and was getting his gun in readiness when in some unaccountable manner it exploded with the bullet lodging in his head. He was found a short time later lying in the garage by a neighbor, Roy WOLFERT.
The injured farmer was immediately brought to Woodlawn hospital where he passed away at 1:20 a.m. Sunday.
Gilbert W., son of Rudolph and Fern SCHWENK, was born September 29, 1922, in Hamlet, Ind. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church of Rochester and the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post.
Surviving are his wife, the former Katherine FELIX; two small daughters, Janet and Linda [SCHWENK], at home; his mother, Mrs. Fern SCHWENK, of near Tiosa; three brothers, Glen [SCHWENK], of Knox, George and Gene [SCHWENK], of Rochester, and a sister, Miss Gertrude Mary SCHWENK, of South Bend. His father and two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic church, this city, with Father SCHOLL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body has been taken from the Foster funeral home to his mother's home near Tiosa.

Adell Lolmaugh
Mrs. [Adell] LOLMAUGH, a lifelong resident of the Argos community, passed away early this morning in a Fort Wayne hospital.
The body was returned to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where friends may call.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, November 14, 1950

Mrs. [Adell] C. LOLMAUGH, 71, life-long resident of Argos passed away 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Methodist Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been a patient of the hospital for the past two weeks being removed there from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catherine ULCH, of Fort Wayne.
She was born in Argos on May 27, 1879 and on July 3, 1907, she was married to Harmon LOLMAUGH. He preceded in death in 1933. Her parents were Silas and Jemima PRICE. Mrs. Lolmaugh was a member of the Methodist Church of Argos.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Francis CARR, of Chicago; Mrs. Catherine ULCH, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Margaret KLINGERMAN, of Plymouth; a son Gail LOLMAUGH, of Churubusco, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth SNYDER, of South Bend and seventeen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. Harold FRAKER, of the Argos Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 15, 1950

Herman J. Thomas
Herman J. THOMAS, 70, passed away at 12:30 a.m. today in the St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend. Death was attributed to a heart condition which had been bothering him for six months. He had been in the hospital during the past week.
He was born Aug. 8, 1880, in Argos, the son of Andrew and Sarah THOMAS. Mr. Thomas was married to Lucy E. THOMAS, Feb., 1933, in Geneva, Ill. Seventeen years ago, he moved to South Bend where he has since resided at 1114 Calvert St.
A grand Trunk Railroad telegrapher, he retired in 1945 and has since been employed at the Ruschbaum Pharmacy in South Bend. He was also a member of the Argos Methodist Church and the Argos Masonic Lodge 399, F. & A.M.
Survivors include the wife, Lucy, of South Bend; two children by a former marriage, Murray THOMAS and Mrs. Martha COUGHENOUR, both of South Bend; a step-daughter, Mrs. Eva Lucille KLEINE of Delevan, Wis., four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Julia SNELL and Mrs. Cora THOMAS, both of Argos. A brother, Charles THOMAS, passed away recently.
The body has been taken to the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN of the Argos Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery. The friends may call at Grossman's until the hour of services.

Thursday, November 16, 1950

Charles Shambaugh
Rochester Township Justice of the Peace, Charles SHAMBAUGH was found dead in his office, 119 E. 6th street, about 8:15 a.m. today. He was 74 years old.
Coroner Dean K. STINSON attributed his death to a heart attack and said it probably occurred at least 24 yours previously. Several persons reported seeing him early Wednesday morning, however, with his cocker spaniel dog, Judy. The dog was found beside his master in the office that Shambaugh had also apparently been using as his recent residence. It defied efforts of police and ngithbors to lure it out of the small one-story building.
Shambaugh, who reportedly had no relatives in this county, was found by Charles DULL, 517 Jefferson street, after neighbors told him that the dog had been locked in the building for some time. Dull looked through a window, then notified police who forced an entry.
Shambaugh had told various residents here that he originally came from Pennsylvania and that he served with the U. S. Navy from Oct. 23, 1902, to May 25, 1904. Efforts are being made to locate a sister believed to be living in Pennsylvania.
He was born July 17, 1876, at Laudisberg, Pa., later moved to Ohio and came here at least 10 years ago from Lafayette, Ind. He joined the IOOF and was appointed Justice of the Peace April 4, 1949. His term was to expire at the end of this year.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where services will probably be held Saturday. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Friday, November 17, 1950

Phoebe Rebecca Fretz
Mrs. Phoebe Rebecca FRETZ died at 6:10 a.m. today at 1111 Jefferson street.
She was 90 years old Thursday.
Born Nov. 16, 1860, in Adams county, she was the daughter of Mathias and Nancy BLAUSER YOOS, and moved here 40 years ago from Auburn. Her husband, Benjamin F. FRETZ, whom she married Sept. 8, 1912, died Jan. 28, 1949.
She was a member of the Christian Church, the Eastern Star and was quite active in the Red Cross.
Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Harry BURKEY, Riverside, Calif., and Mrs. William P. WITTMAN, Hamilton, O.; a nephew, E. E. FORSTENAU, Cincinnati; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren of the late Benjamin F. FRETZ.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Christian Church. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Charles Shambaugh
Funeral services for Charles SHAMBAUGH, who was found dead in his office here Thursday morning, will be held Saturday 10 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Grace Jane Butler
Mrs. Grace Jane BUTLER, 71, 231 East Eighth Street, died Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of 10 years.
Born June 18, 1879, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of William and Agnes ONSTOTT RICHARDSON. She lived most of her life in this county.
In 1914 she was married to George BUTLER.
A member of the Rochester Evangelical church, she is survived by:
The husband; two sons, Earl [BUTLER] and N. D. [BUTLER], both of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Hattie DUGAN, Springfield, Ill.; one granddaghter and one great-grandson.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Saturday, November 18, 1950

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Monday, November 20, 1950

Otto Junior Eby
Peru, Nov. 20. -- Otto Junior EBY, 30, of Mexico, was crushed to death Sunday beneath his car when it fell from cement blocks. Eby, a veteran of World War II, was working on the car when the incident occurred. He was pronounced deat on arrival at Dukes Hospital.
Survivors include the widow, a son, a brother and a sister. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mexico Baptist church and burial willl be in the Oakwood cemetery, Warsaw.

Lewis Hardy
Lewis HARDY, 78, died at his home in Kewanna at 2:45 p.m. Sunday following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 4, 1872, the son of Harrison and Amelia HARDY and had been a Kewanna resident for many years.
In 1915, he was married to Minnie (MOON) SMITH.
A member of the Baptist church and the IOOF, he is survived by the wife, a sister, Mrs. Charles FOUTS, Walkerton, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kewanna Baptist church. The Rev. W. R. SALES will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.

Bert Castleman
The Castleman brothers, who reside northwest of Rochester, have just received word of the death of their brother, Bert CASTLEMAN, of Garvin, Minn. He passed away in his sleep from a heart attack.
Bert was born May 27, 1875 on a farm a half mile west of the Rochester city park. He was the son of Caleb and Ida (ONSTOTT) CASTLEMAN. He grew to manhood in Fulton and Marshall counties with the exception of seven years residency in Missouri.
Mr. Castleman was married to Stella SCHERUEMAN on Febrary 3, 1901 and with his wife immigrated to North Dakota where they homesteaded a claim near Minot. They resided on this farm until 1920 when they moved to Garvin.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Lowell [CASTLEMAN], of Bantry, N.D.; Robert [CASTLEMAN], of Boleton, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs. Marie STEWART, of Boleton, N.D. and Mrs. Eva CARLSON, of Marshall, Minn.; four brothers and two sisters, Olin, Clarence, Clyde and Vern [CASTLEMAN[, of near Rochester; Mrs. Bessie WERNER of Culver and Mrs. Bertha BAILEY, of South Bend and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Boleton Funeral home and burial will be in the Boleton cemetry.

Jacob H. Cromley
Jacob H. CROMLEY, 78, of Culver passed away at his home Sunday afternoon only a few hours after he had suffered a heart attack while he was attending services in a Culver church. He had been a resident of Marshall county his entire life and had many friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Jacob Henry CROMLEY was born Nov. 7, 1872 on a farm near Culver. He followed the occupation of farming up until his retirement a few years ago. He was a member of the Culver EUB church and had maintained a perfect Sunday School record for the past 23 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Blanche FINNEY, of Culver; Mrs. Rose AULT and Mrs. Dorothy CLAUSON, both of Argos; a son Ira CROMLEY, of Culver; a sister, Mrs. Katherine BURKETT, of Culver; nineteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held two p.m. Tuesday at the Culver EUB church with the Rev. I. G. ROEDERER officiating. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday Funeral Home, Culver.

Wednesday, November 22, 1950

John W. Wynn
John W. WYNN, 53, of Rochester, was found dead Tuesday in the lake cottage of his sister, Mrs. R. J. POTTER. The body was discovered by a neighbor. Wynn had been dead for several hours.
Coroner Dean STINSON, who investigated, said death had been caused by coronary insufficiency. Wynn had lived at the lake cottage throughout the summer and fall. The Potters are in New York.
The body was taken from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home here to the Fitzgerald and Karsten Funeral Home, Evanston, Ill. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday.

Thursday, November 23, 1950

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 24, 1950

Frank Moore
Frank MOORE, Athens, died at 10:25 today at his home. He was about 80 years old.
The body was taken to the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron. Final rites are incomplete.

Charles Sparks
Mr. and Mrs. Harry OGLE and son, Edward, of Rochester, have been called to Detroit by the death of her father, Charles SPARKS, 68. He died Wednesday morning following a two-year illness.

Maurice C. Shelton
Maurice C. SHELTON, 74, well-known Rochester citizen, passed away at his home in the Brackett apartment building, 709 1/2 Main Street around five o'clock Thanksgiving Day morning. His death was due to a heart ailment from which he had suffered for the past four years.
Born on a farm in Fulton county, Feb. 16, 1876 the son of J. R. and Margaret (MARTIN) SHELTON, he had resided in Fulton county all of his life with the exception of thirty years when he lived in Indianapolis. He returned here from Indianapolis four years ago to make his home.
Mr. Shelton was married to Anna Zoe BRACKETT, Novemer 28, 1900. They would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary next Tuesday. Mr. Shelton was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Orak Shrine Temple, Hammond and the Columbia Club at Indianapolis.
Mr. Shelton for a number of years was a partner in the Progress Wholesale Grocery Company in this city with his father-in-law, the late L. M. BRACKETT and his brother-in-law, the late Charles C. BRACKETT. The firm was located in what is now a part of the Topps Manufactring Company building at Main and Fifth.
While residing in Rochester Mr. Shelton was apppointed on the Indiana State Prison Board which position he resigned when named state purchasing agent for Indiana state owned institutions by the late Gov. James L. Goodrich.
Later he formed the Shelton Vapor Stove Company and the Duplex Steel reinforcement Company at Indianapolis. Mr. Shelton was long active in state and Fulton county Republican party circles. He served several terms as Fulton county G.O.P. chairman.
Surviving are the wife [Anna Zoe SHELTON], three sons, Lyman B. SHELTON, Newport News, Va.; Maurice M. SHELTON, Detroit, Mich., and Richard M. SHELTON, Indianapolis, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. J. Gordon HYDE, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Merle E. Ritter
Funeral services for Merle E. RITTER, 64, who died in Wabasso, Fla., Tuesday evening, will be held at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, at 2 p.m. Monday.
The body will arrive at 4 a.m. Saturday in Logansport and friends may call at the funeral home in Argos after noon Saturday.
The Rev. T. J. LUKE, South Bend, will officiate at services and burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery east of Argos.
Ritter, who had been ill several years, was a barber for several years, retiring some time ago to move to Florida where he recently owned fruit groves.
The son of John and Mary RITTER, he was married to Judith DAWSON. She preceded him in death in 1932.
Survivors include two sons, Lowell [RITTER], Argos, and John [RITTER], Plymouth. Two grandchildren also survive.

Saturday, November 25, 1950

Franklin A. Moore
Funeral services for Franklin A. MOORE, 81, who became seriously ill a week ago following a seven year illness and passed away at his home in Athens Friday morning, will be held at the Sheetz Funeral home in Akron, Sunday at 2 p.m.
Assisted by Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY, Rev. L. E. LONGINGHAWL of Etna Green, will officiate. Burial is to be in the Athens Mount Hope cemetery.
A farmer, he was a life-long resident of Fulton county, born here Nov. 3, 1869, to George and Katherine MOONSHOWER MOORE.
His marriage to Elza Jane McGEE, who preceded him in death by 11 years, took place in April of 1892.
Survivors include:
One son, Carl E. [MOORE], of Athens; three daghters, Mrs. Hilda JACKSON, Mrs. Edith HATTERY, and Mrs. Vera [SWARTZ], all of Rochester; two brothers, Ira [MOORE] of Logansport, and Omar [MOORE] of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Dora ROWE of Akron and Mrs. Tempe BRYANT, Athens. There was also one deceased daughter. Ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren still survive.

William D. Burk
Funeral services for William D. BURK, Mishawaka, and a native of Kewanna, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hollis Funeral Home, South Bend.
Dr. Harold D. NEEL, pastor of the First Methodist church there, will officiate and burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial park.
Born Oct. 8, 1887, at Kewanna, he moved to Mishawaka 33 years ago. On March 12, 1917, he married Inez LEIGHTY in Culver.
He was a brick mason.

Monday, November 27, 1950

Warren Nelson Cummings
Warren Nelson CUMMINGS, 67, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at his home, 1224 Jefferson street. He had been in bad health for four weeks.
A retired farmer, he was born Feb. 19, 1883, in Pulaski county, coming here 30 years ago from Kewanna. His parents were Riley and Harriet CUMMINGS.
On Dec. 28, 1904, he was married to Bertha M. BRUGH. His second marriage was July 19, 1947, to Bessie KEEL.
Survivors include the wife and the following children by his first marriage: Audra [CUMMINGS], Fort Wayne; Albert [CUMMINGS], Rochester; Mrs. Irene GUNTER, Michigan City; Mrs. Edith STEININGER, Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Glendola ALBER, Rochester.
Also surviving are a brother, John [CUMMINGS], Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Dora PARISH, Battle Creek, Mich.; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
The body will be taken from the Foster Funeral Home to the residence Tuesday morning. Services will be held at the Rochester Christian church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial arrangements are incomplete.

James Mandleco, Sr.
Rochester friends today received word of the death of James MANDLECO, Sr., which occurred Sunday morning at his home in Rochdale, Ind.
Mr. Mandleco formerly owned and operated the photo studio at 720 Main street, now owned by Charles LOCKRIDGE. The Mandlecos left Rochester about 10 years ago.
Mr. Mandleco is survived by his wife, a son, James [MANDLECO], Jr., and three grandchildren.

Allen Ruple
Allen RUPLE, 82, died Sunday at 3 a.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold REMY, 1020 Pontiac street. He died of complications, having been ill for seven years.
A retired farmer, he had resided with Mrs. Remy for the past five years. Born Feb. 20, 1868, he was the son of William and Matilda RUPLE. He was married to Jenny STOOKEY Dec. 24, 1897. He lived near Leesburg for 45 years.
Surviving are: the daughter, one son, Charles [RUPLE], Decatur, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Mae BERRY, Philadelphia; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Leesburg Methodist church. Burial will be in the Leesburg cemetery. The body is at the Bilby funeral home in Warsaw where friends may call after Tuesday noon.

Patricia C. Heeter
Mrs. Patricia C. HEETER, 35, wife of Lloyd HEETER, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday at her home in Culver. She had been ill eight months, her death being attributed to complications.
She was born [Patricia C. JOHNSON] Aug. 23, 1915, in Williams, Iowa, a daughter of Albert and Agnes (MALECHA) JOHNSON. She resided in Akron until five years ago when she moved to Culver. She was a member of the Eastern Star of Culver.
She was married Feb. 20, 1937 in Quincy, Ill., to Lloyd HEETER, who survives. Other survivors are her parents, Duncomb Iowa; a daughter, Judith [HEETER]; three sisters, Mrs. Janice BIRLEY and Mrs. Joseph CASEY, both of Iowa, and Miss Angie JOHNSON, Los Angeles; and three brothers, William JOHNSON, Atlantic, Iowa; Richard JOHNSON, Ducombe, Iowa, and Joseph JOHNSON, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment will be in the Nichols cemetery four miles north of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jessie M. DuBois
Mrs. Jessie M. DuBOIS, 75, died suddenly Saturday evening at the home of a sister, Mrs. Etta TEETER, Kewanna.
Born in Kewanna August 22, 1875, she was the daughter of Joseph and Pauline HUNNESHAGEN SLICK, and was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include the husband, Fred [DuBOIS]; Mrs. TEETER; and two nieces, Mrs. Donald MILLER, Chicago, and Mrs. Frank FELDER, Rensselaer.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. W. R. SALE will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mary Zartman
Mrs. Mary ZARTMAN, 88, died at 10:45 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Trudie ZABST, in Fulton. She had been ill five weeks.
Born March 22, 1862, near Chili, she was the daughter of Phillip and Maria [BAKER], living most of her life in Miami and Fulton counties.
Her husband, Charles ZARTMAN, whom she married Nov. 6, 1886, in Rochester, preceded her in death in July, 1934.
A member of the Fulton EUB church, she is survived by:
Two daughters, Mrs. ZABST, and Mrs. Mabel CLEVENGER, Fulton; two sons, Cloyd and Voris [ZARTMAN], of near Macy; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the Zabst residence where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton EUB church and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Tuesday, November 28, 1950

John J. Craig
Mr. and Mrs. Charles SHERIDAN have received word of the death of their brother-in-law, John J. CRAIG, 37, of Paris, Ky., which occurred Monday night in a hospital in that city. He had been seriously ill for only a few hours, the message stated.
He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Helen SHERIDAN of this city and three stepchildren.
The body was taken to the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Asa D. Whittenberger
Asa D. WHITTENBERGER, 57, South Bend, died Monday after a heart attack suffered while he was at work in the Belleville Lumber & Supply Co. office there.
He was born in Akron July 4, 1893, and came to South Bend in 1913. He was married in 1918 to Edythe M. STINE, who survives.
Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Joanna [WHITTENBERGER], South Bend; a son, Duane [WHITTENBERGER], Moline, Ill.; a grandchild; a brother, Otis [WHITTENBERGER], of Akron; and a sister, Mrs. William STOUT, also of Akron.
He was a member of the First Baptist church, the Knife & Fork Club and the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Friends may call in the Russell funeral chapel, South Bend, until noon Thursday. Then, the body will be taken to the First Baptist church there to lie from 1 p.m. until the funeral in the church at 2 p.m. Thursday.
The Rev. George DICK will officiate and burial will be in Riverview cemetery.

Wednesday, November 29, 1950

Elizabeth Weissert
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth WEISSERT,70, of Bourbon, who passed away Monday in the MacDonald Hospital, Warsaw will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Bourbon Methodist church. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Born in Argos, Dec. 8, 1879 she was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah McGRIFF. Her husband, William WEISSERT, died five years ago.
Surviving are two sons, Lewis and Carl [WEISSERT], Bourbon, two brothers, William McGRIFF, Plymouth, and L. D. McGRIFF of this city, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son Forrest WEISSERT was killed in a plane accident while serving in World War II.

Thursday, November 30, 1950

Elmanda A. Tracy
Mrs. Elmanda A. TRACY, 86, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 815 E. Milton street, South Bend. She had been ill a year and seriously ill the preceding 24 hours.
Born July 18, 1864, near Macy, she left Rochester in 1936 to move to South Bend. The former Elmanda POWELL, she was married to Frank S. TRACY, April 15, 1886. A retired Rochester postal clerk, he preceded her in death in 1933.
Survivors include two daughters, Miss Flavilla TRACY, South Bend, and Mrs. K. M. RICHARDSON, Peoria, Ill.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Renaldo S. POWELL, Rochester.
Friends may call at the Welcheimer Funeral Home, South Bend,until 10 a.m. Saturday when a short service will be held there. The Rev. William CLARK will officiate.
The body will then be taken to the Rochester Methodist church for services at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Charles SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.

Friday, December 1, 1950

Axel M. Jefvert
Axel M. JEFVERT, 81, a native of Sweden, died early today at his home in Fowler.
He was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Charles HENNING, of near Rochester. Services will be held at the Fowler Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon.

Sgt John J. Miller
Posthumous award of a bronze star medal with a "V" for valor to Sgt. John J. MILLER of Route 2, Argos, has been announced by the U. S. First Cavalry Division Headquarters.
The citation said Sgt. Miller helped drive off the enemy Aug. 12 at Yongjo after his machine gun post was overrun. He was killed Sept. 3 at Ondong.

Emmaretta Lahman Schact
Mrs. Emmaretta LAHMAN SCHACT died at Rockford, Ill., Nov. 13, 1950, daughter of Daniel and Sarah Ann (YOUNG) LAHMAN, was born in Logansport, Ind., Dec. 14, 1862. When nine years old her parents moved to a farm between Delong and Monterey.
She married Frederick SHOTT of Preston, Iowa, Nov. 18, 1894, the ceremony having been performed by the Rev. John E. McCLAIN of the Methodist Church of Monterey. Her husband died June, 1917. Her home was at Preston, Iowa, until the last twelve years she resided in Lincoln, Nebr., and Rockford, Ill.
She leaves two sons, Carl G. SCHACT of Rockford, Ill., and Ray SCHACT of Columbus, Nebr. Five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two nieces, and five nephews.
A short service was held in Rockford, Ill., on Wednesday evening at the funeral home then the body was taken to Preston, Iowa, where the funeral was at 1:30 p.m., Thursday. Burial was in the citizens cemetery.

Saturday, December 2, 1950

Patricia Kay Fiscel
Virus pneumonia was blamed today for the death of Patricia Kay FISCEL, five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn FISCEL, Logansport. The child was the granddaugter of Charles LUKENS, Akron.
Warren Cummings
The following out-of-town persons attended the funeral of Mr. Warren CUMMINGS.
Mr. and Mrs. Melborne DAY, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan ABBOTT, of Star City; Rev. W. W. BREWER, Mr. and Mrs. George STEININGER and Audrey L. CUNNINGHAM, of Fort Wayne.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve GUNTER, Michigan City; Mr. and Mrs. Galen EILER, Roann; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond RINGLER, Kewanna; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BRUGLE, Mentone; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford McCROSKY, Fulton; Mr. and Mrs. Lee ALDERFER, Argos; Mrs. Ora CASTLE and Mrs. Daisy HUNTER, South Bend.

Monday, December 4, 1950

John L. McMahan
Rochester relatives yesterday received word of the death of John L. McMAHAN, 58, which occurred around 6 a.m. Sunday at his home near Los Angeles, Calif. His death was attributed to a heart attack which he suffered in his sleep. Previous to this fatal seizure he had been enjoying his usual good health.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto McMAHAN who have been visiting relatives in and near Los Angeles, Calif., were in Los Angeles at the time of John's passing and immediately notified Hugh McMAHAN by telephone yesterday.
John L., son of John B. and Rebecca (GOSS) McMAHAN was born in December of 1892 on a farm southwest of Rochester. He moved to Rochester with his parents when quite young, where he later graduated from the Rochester H. S. He was married in California.
John McMahan and his brother James [McMAHAN] left Rochester about 35 years ago for California. A few years later they started in the furniture business and currently the brothers along with a nephew Joe SCHAFF, operate a chain of 72 furniture stores in California.
A few years ago John retired from active supervision of the stores and purchased a large ranch near Los Angeles where he resided. At one time he was postmaster at Taft, Calif. He was a member of the Christian Science Church and was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are: his wife, Ione [McMAHAN]; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley WILSON and two grandchildren, of Santa Barbara, Calif., five brothers, Otto and Hugh McMAHAN, Bill McMAHAN, James McMAHAN, all of Los Angeles, Calif., and a sister, Jessie McMAHAN, also of Los Angeles. A brother Pat [McMAHAN] and four sisters, Mrs. Omar B. SMITH; Mrs. Mel HAY; Mrs. John SCHAFF and Mrs. Dal BLACK preceded him in death.
Funeral services and burial rites will be held Tuesday in the Forest Lawn cemetery, Los Angeles with a Christian Science reader officiating.

Tuesday, December 5, 1950

James A. Rans
James A. RANS, 82, died at his home in Fulton about 8 p.m. Monday following a two-weeks' illness.
Born in Wayne township, Fulton county, April 27, 1868, he was the son of William and Maryann (BAILEY) RANS. He was married March 8, 1893, to Mary LAMBERT, who survives.
A retired farmer, he was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Fred [RANS] of Delong, Ind., and Charles [RANS] of Fulton; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Roy RANS of Kewanna. One son George [RANS] and two grandchildren preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Baptist church. Officiating will be the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, assisted by Rev. Don McGUIRE. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body is at the residence where friends may call.

Wednesday, December 6, 1950

Stephen Allen Garber
Stephen Allen GARBER, three-months-old son of James and Bernice GARBER, died suddenly at his home one and a half miles east of Rochester at 4 a.m. today.
Born Sept. 3, this year, he is survived by the parents; a brother, Larry Edward [GARBER], and the following grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Edward LEE, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Mary PLEDE.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home. The Rev. Rhett PETCHER, of Argos, will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut cemetery east of Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

William Kline
William KLINE, 88, Culver, died Tuesday after an illness of 18 months.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Culver E. U. B. church. Burial will be in the Washington cemetery east of there.

Thursday, December 7, 1950

Sherman O. Lewis
Sherman O. LEWIS, Erie Railroad engineer for 20 years, died at 2:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital. Seventy-five years old, his death was attributed to cancer.
Born Nov. 27, 1875 in Huntington, he was an Akron resident, moving there three years ago from Montana. His parents were Charles and Mary KITT LEWIS.
Survivors include the widow, the former Tressie SHAMP whom he married in August, 1947, at Plymouth; a son, Charles [LEWIS], Ft. Wayne; a step-daughter, Anna Belle ELY, Fort Wayne; five step-sons, Ralph BANEY, Atwood, Verl [BANEY], Fort Wayne; Walter [BANEY], Kendallville, Donald [BANEY], Hudson, and Howard [BANEY], South Bend; two grandsons, twelve step-grandchildren; two brothers, Burt LEWIS, Vendocia, O., and Roscoe [LEWIS], Huntington; four sisters, Mrs. Flora PENCE, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Hattie IGO, Monticello, Mrs. Cora O'NEILL, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ferrie BINKLEY, Huntington.
A daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron. The Rev. Arthur TINKLE will officiate and burial will be in the Pilgrim Rest cemetery, Huntington.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, December 8, 1950

William E. Dickey
William E. DICKEY, 75, well-known farmer of the Akron community, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient two days and ill two weeks.
Born Sept. 30, 1875, in Indiana, he was the son of William T. and Sarah RICKEL DICKEY. His wife, the former Sadie ENGLE, whom he married in 1896, preceded him in death in May, 1948.
He had resided three miles north of Akron for the past 38 years.
Survivors include three sons, Robert [DICKEY], of Akron; Edson [DICKEY], of Fort Wayne, and Herbert [DICKEY], Chicago; two grandchildren; and two brothers, Frank [DICKEY], of near Akron, and George [DICKEY], Warsaw.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, to the residence where friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Beaver Dam E. U. B. church. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron.

James William Riggins
Funeral services for James William RIGGINS, 75 years old, former Culver Justice of Peace, were held at 3 p.m. today in the Easterday Funeral Home, Culver.
Mr. Riggins, native of Etna Green, died Wednesday night in his home here. He formerly lived in Bourbon and Plymouth.
He was justice of the peace 30 years and also was a barber at Culver Military Academy 25 years.
Mr. Riggins was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star and several service groups.
Survivors include the widow, three daughters.

Jacob H. Myers
Jacob H. MYERS, 86, life resident of Elkhart county, died Thursday evening at the MacDonald hospital, Warsaw, Ind., where he had been a patient for some time.
He is survived by four daughters and one son: Mrs. Jesse YODER, Plymouth; Mrs. W. W. JAMES, Auburn; Mrs. D. D. WEYBRIGHT and Mrs. William E. WAGNER, Nappanee, and J. H. MYERS, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held in the Wright Funeral Chapel, Nappanee, Sunday at 1 p.m.

Saturday, December 9, 1950

William E. Dickey
Funeral services for William E. DICKEY, prominent Akron farmer who died Thursday evening, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Beaver Dam EUB church. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery several miles north of Akron.
Ida Estabrook
Mrs. Ida ESTABROOK, 87, died at 4:55 a.m. today on her birthday, at her home two miles south of Rochester on U. S. 31. She had been ill two weeks.
Born Dec. 9, 1863, near Denver, she was the daughter of Elisha and Sarah MILLER and was a member of the Mexico Brethren church since 1880.
She moved to Rochester township in 1901. Her husband, Jerry ESTABROOK, whom she married Sept. 27, 1888, preceded her in death Nov. 6, 1940.
Survivors include three sons, Floyd [ESTABROOK], Dowagiac, Mich., Hamilton [ESTABROOK], of Chisholm, Minn., and Warren [ESTABROOK], of Minneapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Florence NEEDLES, Warsaw, and Mrs. Sadie BAKER, route, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Emma BRUBAKER, Flora; a brother, Martin [MILLER], of Mulberry.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Howard FLORA will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.
Friends may call at the residence from Sunday noon until Monday noon, when the body will be taken to the funeral home.

Monday, December 11, 1950

John W. Tucker
John W. TUCKER, 39, died at his home in Akron at noon Sunday. He had been ill two days.
Born March 23, 1911, in Fayette county, Illinois, he was the son of Charles and Elizabeth LOGUE TUCKER, moving to Akron 11 years ago from Decatur, Ill.
Survivors include two brothers, Ernest [TUCKER], Akron, and Roy [TUCKER], Griffith; three sisters, Mrs. Ira GOODWIN, and Mrs. Lillie HILL, both of Decatur, Ill., and Mrs. Tressie DYSON, of Urbana, Ill.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 7 o'clock tonight.
Final rites will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Elnora Louise Linden
Mrs. Elnora Louise (CALDWELL) LINDEN, 31, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at her home in Columbus, O., following a 1 1/2 year illness.
Born May 20, 1919, at Grass Creek, she was the daughter of James and Grace ENGEL CALDWELL and was married June 8, 1935, in Rochester, to Albert H. LINDEN.
Survivors include the parents at Lake Bruce; the husband; a daughter and two sons, at home; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis WILLIAMS, Belleville, Ill.; a grandfather, Ben. M. CALDWELL, Lake Bruce; a nephew; four aunts and six uncles.
The body arrived at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, today, where friends may call. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Henry BULGER officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, Lake Bruce.

Elmer Coplen
Elmer COPLEN, 83, former Fulton county resident, passed away 7 a.m. today in the General Hospital at Elkhart, Ind. He had been ill for six months. Mr. Coplen had been a resident of Elkhart for the past 25 years.
He was born Nov. 13, 1867 in Fulton county. In April of 1891, he was married to Frances RODIBAUGH. He was the son of Martin and Sarah (SEVERNS) COPLEN. Mr. Coplen was a member of the Talma Christian church.
The following children survive: Earl COPLEN, Plymouth; Floyd COPLEN, Elkhart; Mrs. Joseph GRASS, Mrs. Max ACHBERGER, both of Elkhart; Mrs. Russell FILSON, Plymouth; Mrs. Ellsworth PHELPS, Granger; sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Walley Funeral Home, Elkhart, Wednesday 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of this city. The casket will be opened at the cemetery.

Tuesday, December 12, 1950

William Orval Burkett
Culver, Dec. 12 -- William Orval BURKETT, 42, of Culver, committed suicide Monday by hanging himself in a town hall cell. He had been taken into custody by police Sunday night.
The body was found by M. H. FOSS, fire department caretaker, and Leo WARREN, town employee. Coroner C. G. MACKEY said death was by suicide.

Wednesday, December 13, 1950

[no obits]

Thursday, December 14, 1950

Ira E. Waddle
Ira E. WADDLE, 76, was found dead Wednesday afternoon at his home four miles southeast of Argos.
Born Aug. 28, 1874 at Tippecanoe he spent all of his life in the Argos community. A prominent farmer, he was the son of John and Amanda WADDLE. His wife, the former Lucy CLIFTON, preceded him in death in 1937.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Igerna ROHR, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche HARMON, Tippecanoe and Mrs. Laura STUCKEY, North Manchester; and one grandson, Vernon ROHR.
Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Friday, December 15, 1950 to Saturday, December 16, 1950

[no obits]

Monday, December 18, 1950

Florence Kerlin Lathrope
Mrs. Florence (KERLIN) LATHROPE, 70, died at 4:45 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home.
Born Dec. 28, 1879, at Delphi, she was the daughter of Hiram and Sarah KERLIN, a graduate of the Delphi high school, Indiana State Normal at Terre Haute and the John Heron Art Institute.
She taught art and music at Hillsboro, Kentland, Winchester, and Noblesville and lived many years at Winona Lake. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, a charter member of the Charles Carrol chapter of the D. A. R., and a member of the O. E. S.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fred RANKIN, Indianapolis; a son, Tom H. LATHROPE, Sioux City, Ia.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Jackson Funeral Home, Delphi. The Rev. James RANKIN will officiate and burial will be at Delphi.

Ed Ehart
Rochester friends yesterday received word of the death of Ed EHART, which occurred Saturday evening at his home in Chicago. Mr. Ehart was formerly manager of the Armour & Co. plant here in Rochester.
The Eharts left this city in 1937 and moved to Chicago where they have since resided. No details concerning Mr. Ehart's death were given in the brief message.
Survivors are his wife and two sons, Bill and Edward [EHART], all of whom reside in Chicago.

Stella Bennett
Mrs. Stella BENNETT, 72, former resident of Liberty township passed away 9:30 a.m. Sunday in a Fort Wayne hospital. She moved to Fort Wayne from Fulton county a little over three years ago.
She was born in Liberty township on March 18, 1878, the daughter of William J. and Emma (CATON) WALTERS. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Olive Branch E. U. B. church.
Surviving are two children, Allene BENNETT and Russell BENNETT, both of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Maurice LOWMAN, of Birmingham, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton. Rev. Herbert LePAGE will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body is at the Ditmire chapel where friends may call.

Tuesday, December 19, 1950

Luigi Angellotti
Funeral services were held Monday in Chicago for Luigi ANGELLOTTI, father of Mrs. Lyman DAWSON.
Edwin P. Ehart
Funeral services for Edwin P. EHART, 59, former resident of this city were held 9:30 a.m. today at the St. Clara church, 64th and Woodlawn, South Chicago.
Mr. Ehart, who was a former manager of the Rochester Armour & Co. plant, passed away 4:30 a.m. Saturday in a Chicago hospital. His death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. He was born in Vincennes, Ind.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, William G. EHART, Phil EHART, and one grandchild, all of Chicago.
The Eharts reside at 6535 South Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, 37, Ill.

Raymond Williams
Raymond WILLIAMS, 94, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myrta LUCKENBILL, Leiters Ford, where he had resided for 20 years. He had been ill one year.
Born March 28, 1856, in Miami county near Macy, he was the son of James and Catherine WILLIAMS. His marriage on Dec. 21, 1875 in Peru, was to Mary Ann SMITH.
Survivors are two children, Mrs. LUCKENBILL and Jesse WILLIAMS, both of Leiters Ford; a brother, Frank [WILLIAMS], Corpus Christi, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home to the daughter's residence this afternoon and friends may call there. Final rites will be at the Luckenbill home Wednesday at 2 o'clock with Rev. W. D. ARCHIBALD officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford cemetery.

Wednesday, December 20, 1950

Carrie Rinehart Dasher
Mrs. Carrie RINEHART DASHER, 85, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home, 429 W. Seventh street. She had been ill for a week. Born April 9, 1865, in Delphi, she had lived here 18 years, coming here from Ora, Ind.
Her first marriage was Nov. 17, 1885, to Ira RINEHART and her second was to Morgan DASHER. Both preceded her in death.
A member of the Baptist church, she is survived by:
Harry RINEHART, Rochester; Mrs. Edith CROSSLEY, Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. Martha BUSCH, Chicago; Ben RINEHART, Ora. All are children by her first marriage.
Also surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Lois CESSNA, Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ruth THOMAS; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home until Friday noon, when the body will be taken to the Baptist church. Funeral services will be held at the church at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. H. Gordon HYDE will officiate and burial will be in the Masonic cemetery, Delphi.

Thursday, December 21, 1950

Guy L. Nellans
Guy L. NELLANS, well-known resident of Fulton, passed away at 2:45 a.m. today from a heart seizure which was suffered three hours prior to his death. Mr. Nellans had been a resident of Fulton county all of his life; he retired from farming a few years ago.
He was born in Rochester on Feb. 7, 1883, the son of Absolem and Mahalia (BOWMAN) NELLANS. He was married to Bertha Rachel BARKER on Nov. 22, 1908. Mr. Nellans was a member of the Olive Branch E. U. B. church.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Carl R. [NELLANS], of Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth URBIN, Kewanna; Mrs. Rachel RENTSCHLER, of near Fulton; eight grandchildren and a brother, William NELLANS, of near Fulton.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton E. U. B. church with the Rev. Herbert LePAGE officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body is at the Nellans residence in Fulton where friends may call.

Friday, December 22, 1950

Wallace Eckart
Funeral services for Wallace [ECKART], three-and-a-half-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wallacer ECKART, of Chicago, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers, Funeral Home. Rev. P. W. SCHWAN will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Survivors are the parents and his grandmother, Mrs. W. W. ECKART of the Mt. Zion neighborhood, southeast of this city.

Rev. Albert Miller
Funeral services were scheduled today at Darlington for the Rev. Albert MILLER, 82, former Methodist minister at Richland Center.
A native of Ohio, he was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. Burial will be in Lafayette.

Ray E. Geyer
Final rites for Ray E. GEYER, of Garrett, Ind., will be at 9:30 Saturday at the McKee funeral home in that city. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Star City, 1:30 Saturday afternoon. His death occurred Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret JACKSON, Hartford City, and followed a several weeks' illness.
He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge, Winamac.
Survivors are the wife, Lucy LEITER GEYER; two sons and two daughters, Robert and Joseph [GEYER], Wabash; Mrs. JACKSON and Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS, Reading, Pa.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle BURKE, Whiting, Ind.
Mrs. Geyer was a former resident of Kewanna and Star City.

Condon Ditton
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Condon "Con" DITTON, aged 76, which occurred at his home in Indianapolis recently. He was born in this city and was the son of John and Margaret (CONDON) [DITTON].
In early life he was an accomplished singer and appeared with choral groups in Rochester and larger cities. He also was employed in the advertising department of several circuses which had winter quarters at Peru.
In recent years he had been in the brokerage business at Indianapolis. Mr. Ditton for a number of summers operated clubs on Big Island and Coney Island at Lake Manitou and promoted excursions over the Nickel Plate railroad to this city.
Surviving are his wife and a son, Robert DITTON, both of Indianapolis. Burial was made at Indianapolis.
Saturday, December 23, 1950

Mary Ellen Dudgeon
Mrs. Mary Ellen DUDGEON, 78, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday at her home north of Rochester in Richland township after an illness of two months.
Born June 1, 1872, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Jane LISEY. Her entire life was spent in Fulton county.
On April 14, 1897, she was married to Albertus DUDGEON, who died October 3rd, this year, from injuries in an auto accident.
Mrs. Dudgeon leaves a son, Dewey [DUDGEON], at home, and sister, Mrs. Jacob MOON and nieces and nephews.
Services will be Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Richland Center Methodist church with burial in the Richland Center cemetery. The Rev. JOHNSON will officiate.
The body remains at the Foster funeral home.

Monday, December 25, 1950

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, December 26, 1950

Virgil L. Hire
Virgil L. HIRE, 58, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. Monday at Billings Hospital, Ft. Harrison, near Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for the past 13 days. He had been in failing health three years and seriously ill for two weeks.
Born Nov. 27, 1892, at Mentone, he was a veteran of World War I and came here about three years ago from Akron.
He was the son of Harmon L. and Minta Eldora (UNDERHILL) HIRE and was married to Ethel SAUSAMAN June 14, 1920, at Crown Point.
A retired farmer, he is survived by:
The wife, at home; two brothers, Malcolm D. [HIRE], of Dayton, O.; and Harvey L. [HIRE], of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mary Edith JEFFERSON, Dayton, O., and Rella Faun MERLEY, Lafayette; two nephews, Gene A. MERLEY, and Frank Lee HIRE, both of Dayton, O.
The body will be taken to the residence, 715 Madison street, Wednesday afternoon, where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, Akron, will officiate and burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Thelma Thompson
Mrs. Ada D. SMITH, of this city received a telephone call Christmas morning from her son, James E. SMITH, informing her of the death of her daughter, Mrs. Kyle [Thelma] THOMPSON, which occurred earlier Christmas morning at their home in Van Nuys, Calif. Her death was attributed to a heart attack.
Thelma [SMITH], daughter of Frank F. and Ada D. SMITH, was born in Rochester on Nov. 6, 1910. In 1935 she was married to Kyle THOMPSON in a ceremony pronounced in Burbank, Calif. Mrs. Thompson was a graduate of RHS. Mr. Thompson is manager of one of the McMahan's furniture stores in Van Nuys.
Surviving are her husband, a son, Jimmie Joe [THOMPSON], both of Van Nuys; her mother, Mrs. Ada D. SMITH of Rochester; two brothers, James E. SMITH, of Receda, Calif., and Frank SMITH of Bloomington, Ind.
Burial will be in the Van Nuys, Calif. cemetery. Mrs. Smith and her son Frank left via plane Monday afternoon to attend the final rites.

Wednesday, December 27, 1950

John W. Thorne
Final rites for John W. THORNE, 83, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Querry Funeral Home, Medaryville, with Rev. Harry CAMPBELL of the Medaryville Methodist church officiating. Interment will follow at the Independence cemetery of that city.
He passed away at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, at the Rochester Nursing Home, where he was first admitted July 8 of this year. His death resulting from cancer, he was taken to the Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment, then re-admitted to the nursing home Oct. 24. His wife, Isadora [THORNE], 80, passed away Nov. 9 at the Indianapolis. [sic]
A former resident of Wheatfield, he came to Medaryville 20 years ago where he became a member of the Methodist church. A retired laborer, he worked for the state highway department several years.
The only known survivor, a nephew, Frank ARMSTRONG, of Mishawaka, will attend the funeral.

Mrs. Cecil Leiter
Rochester relatives late Tuesday evening received word of the death of Mrs. Cecil LEITER of Indianapolis, which occurred in a hospital in that city at 8 p.m. yesterday. She had been a patient in the hospital since last Friday; however, she had been in ill health for the past several months. Mrs. Leiter was a native of Memphis, Tenn.
Survivors are her husband, former resident of this city, and a sister, who resides in Memphis, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Flanner-Buchanan Funeral Home, Indianapolis. Burial will be in a Memphis cemetery.
Burdell LEITER, Mrs. Thomas BECK and Mr. and Mrs. John BECK, all of this city, attended the services.

Clara Glaze
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rich chapel, Kokomo, for Mrs. Clara GLAZE, 67, Route 5, Rochester, who died at the Rochester Nursing Home Monday.
Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery.
Born in Kokomo, she was the former Clara CLARK. She was a member of the Christian church, Royal Neighbors Lodge and the Daughters of America in Kokomo.
Survivors include the husband and several nieces and nephews. A son, William [GLAZE], preceded her in death.

Thursday, December 28, 1950

[no obits]

Friday, December 29, 1950

James M. Costello
James M. COSTELLO, 49, Kewanna, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph hospital, Logansport, where he was admitted Dec. 19. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
The deceased, a state highway worker and member of the Kewanna St. Ann's Catholic church, was born March 14, 1901, son of Paul and Anna (SINNOTT) COSTELLO, of near Kewanna.
Survivors include the wife, the former Edith BARNETT; two daughters, Mrs. Helen POWELL, of the Panama Canal Zone and Ann [COSTELLO], at home; one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Harold LEHMAN, Star City and Mrs. Paul TEEL, of Chicago; a brother, Edward WILLIAMSON, Route 3, Kewanna; a step-sister, Mrs. Chester NEED, of Gary; an aunt, Mrs. Alfred LEY, Kewanna; and two uncles, Pat COSTELLO, Fargo, N. Dak., and Pat SINNOTT, Warsaw.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Final rites are incomplete.

Minnie Hood
Mrs. Minnie HOOD, 75, lifelong resident of Rochester, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for nine days.
She had been in ill health six months and her condition was serious for the past two weeks.
Born Dec. 6, 1875, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine ZIMMERMAN and lived on Route 1 in the Mt. Zion community.
On Aug. 22, 1906, she was married to Howard HOOD in St. Joseph, Mich. He preceded her in death Jan. 4, this year.
A member of the Presbyterian church, she is survived by:
Three daughters, Mrs. Jackson B. ROYNON, Chicago, Mrs. Robert Van DUYNE and Mrs. Chanucey OREN, both of Rochester; a brother, Val ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, and two grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. James MacFARLANE will officiate and burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Lydia Elmira Partridge
Mrs. Lydia Elmira PARTRIDGE, 73, died at 8:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Wednesday. She had been ill for a year.
Born Sept. 26, 1877, in Clinton county, she was the daughter of Jacob and Martha KIRKENDALL SOMSEL and on May 1, 1898, at Michigantown, was married to Frank PARTRIDGE.
She moved to Newcastle township from Clinton county in 1918.
A member of the Talma Christian church, she is survived by the husband, at home; two sons, Paul and Harold [PARTRIDGE] of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth KALMBACHER, Kokomo, Mrs. Clyde WHITE, South Bend, and Mrs. Roy HAWK, Argos; a brother, Jacob SOMSEL, Frankfort; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The body will be taken to the farm residence in Newcastle townsip at 4 p.m. Sunday and will be returned to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home Monday morning.
Final rites will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.

Saturday, December 30, 1950

Charles Davidson
Final rites for Charles DAVIDSON, 83-year-old retired farmer of near Monterey, will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic church there. Interment will be at the parish cemetery.
Death occurred Friday morning at his residence, and his body was taken to the Fry and Lange funeral home, Winamac, where friends may call.
His first marriage was to Elizabeth BECHER on Feb. 21, 1882. After her death he was married Dec. 31, 1904 to Josephine JOHNSON, who survives.
Children of the first marriage who survive are: Edwin and William [DAVIDSON], South Bend; Mrs. Mildred GILL, South Bend; Mrs. Bertha REINHOLT, Rochester; Mrs. Fanny BENDER, Mrs. Margaret BARDON and Mrs. Marie BELL, of of Elkhart. One daughter by his second marriage is Mrs. Nellie HOOVER of San Diego, California. Also surviving are two stepsons; thirteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Pfc. Obed Nelson Steininger
Pfc. Obed Nelson "Bud" STEININGER, 19, native of Fulton county and a Fort Wayne resident, was killed in action in Korea July 20, relatives here have been informed.
Steininger, who was born in Richland township and later went to Lincoln grade school in Rochester, was previously reported missing in action on July 20, the same day that Maj. Gen. William Dean also disappeared.
The "missing" report was listed Aug. 11.
He was a member of the 34th Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, under Gen. Dean's command.
The family moved to Ft. Wayne in about 1945 and Steininger entered service there July 27, 1948. He took his basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and left the United States for duty in Japan Jan. 1, 1949.
Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George STEININGER, 2340 Weisner Park Avenue, Fort Wayne, and a grandmother, Mrs. W. N. CUMMINGS, 1224 Jefferson street, Rochester.
Steininger's father formerly operated a community telephone exchange in the Whippoorwill area of Richland township until it was purchased by the Rochester Telephone Company in the late 1920's.
The 24th Division was defending Taejon July 20.