FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1931

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

700 Pontiac Street

Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

 

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The News-Sentinel

 

1931

 

 

 

Friday, January 2, 1931

 

Marcey EIDSON, aged 72, a life long resident of Fulton county, died Wednesday evening at 5 o’clock at the Kelley Hospital in Argos, from burns which he received on Christmas Day,  Funeral services for the deceased were held from the Grossman Chapel at Argos this afternoon  with Rev. Hiley BAKER of Argos in charge.  Burial was made in the Reichter Cemetery near Talma.

Eidson received his fatal burns when he attempted to kindle a fire with gasoline instead of kerosene the can exploding throwing the flaming fuel over his clothing.  Eidson at the time he received his burns was staying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert LEEDY, six miles north of    this city on the Michigan Road while the Leedys spent two days in Chicago with relatives.

After the explosion Eidson rushed into the yard his clothing a mass of flames.  Clem VOLPERT of Plymouth, who was on his way to this city saw Eidson in the yard and       grabbing a blanket from his car smothered the fire on the aged man’s clothes.  Volpert then     went into the Leedy home where he extinguished the flames which were rapidly eating their      way through the dwelling.

Volpert then placed Eidson in his car and took him to the Kelley Hospital in Argos.  Eidson’s head, face and shoulders were badly scarred.  Death was due to faulty action of the  kidneys during his suffering period.  Eidson was a painter and a carpenter.

The deceased was born on a farm near Tiosa the son of Barney and Sarah EIDSON.  After the death of his wife many years ago Eidson has lived by himself in Tiosa.  A daughrter, who  lives in South Bend and a brother, Attorney Jacob EIDSON, survive as do a number of      nephews and nieces.  Mrs. Barney PERSCHBACHER is a niece.

 

Kathleen Fern [CHURCH], eight months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs., Jesse CHURCH, died Friday morning at 7:30 in the Church home at 1527 College Avenue.  Death followed an illness of two days with pneumonia.

Besides the parents the child is survived by one sister, Mary Ellen [CHURCH], and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles TAYLOR.  Funeral services will be held Saturday        afternoon at 2:30 at the home with Rev. REED, pastor of the Macy Christian Church in     charge.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Saturday, January 3, 1931

 

Funeral services were held this morning in Culver for William SNYDER, aged 70, who died at his home Wednesday morning after a long illness.  A number of relatives including the widow and son survive.


 

Monday, January 5, 1931

 

Word was received here by relatives Sunday of the death of Mrs. Dennis STOCKBERGER, 34, which occurred at Springfield, Missouri.  While it was generally known that her health had been poor for a number of years, the announcement of her demise came as a shock to her many friends and relatives here as it was not generally known that she was fatally   ill.  Her death was due to a complication of diseases.

Mrs. Stockberger, prior to her leaving Rochester with her husband, was one of the well known young ladies of the community.  She was a [1915] graduate of Rochester High School and a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church.  For a    number of years prior to her marriage she was employed in the office of The Rochester        Sentinel and enjoyed a wide business and social acquaintance.

Olive Gladys HARDIN was born in Moorsburg, Pulaski County, Indana on September 20, 1896, the daughter of William H. and Caroline HARDIN.  She was married to Dennis STOCKBERGER of this city on March 31, 1920.  A child, William Joel [STOCKBERGER], died in infancy.

Surviving are the husband, her father, three sisters, Mrs. F. S. WILLOUGHBY, Indianapolis, Mrs. Harry GARMAN, Kewanna, Mrs. Levi P. MOORE, Rochestr, two      brothers, William H. HARDIN Jr., Toledo, Ohio, and G. M. HARDIN, Rochester.  Her      mother and sister, Mrs. Gene COPLEN, preceded her in death.

The body is being brought to Rochester for burial but arrangements for the funeral have not been completed as yet.

 

Samuel HOFFMAN, aged 87, pioneer resident of Fulton county, Civil War veteran and the last charter member of the Rochester Evangelical Church died at his home 302 West Fourth Street at 4:15 p.m., Sunday from a complication of diseases incident to old age.  He                had been ill for the past four years, a greater portion of which time he was bedfast.

The deceased was born on a farm near Sanducky, Ohio, on December 10, 1843 the son of Frederick and Elizabeth HOFFMAN.  He was educated in the schools at Sandusky and later   owned a farm near Sandusky, Ohio.  When he was 18 years of age Mr. Hoffman enlisted in the Northern army and fought for three years, with the 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Mr. Hoffman took part in most all of the important battles on the western front during the Civil War and marched with Sherman to the sea.  He was discharged with the rank of  Sargeant.  Hoffman after his discharge returned to his home and three years later came to this county to reside settling on farm west of this ciy where he lived for many years or until the     time he retired and moved to this city.

Mr. Hoffma was the last charter member of the Rochester Evangelical church.  His  family and four other families all members of the Evangelican Church in Ohio, formed the      local church in 1874.  Since the church was organized three different edifices have housed the organization, the first one a frame structure, which was built by the charter members, having burned.  Mr. Hoffman was a trustee of the local church for 20 years and for 16 years was superintendent of the Sunday School.

Mr. Hoffman was a member of the local post of the Grand Army and the Evangelical church.  Survivors are the widow who was Emma J. HOFFMAN, and son, William [HOFFMAN].   Funeral services will be held from the home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev.     P. G. KUEBLER in charge.  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  Friends may view the body at the home until the hour of the funeral.
Funeral services for Mrs. Aaron ROUCH, 76, who died Saturday evening at 7:30 in her home six miles northwest of Fulton, were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Bethel U.B. Church.  Rev. G. CHAMPLIN officiated and burial was made in he Salem Cemetery,      northwest of Fulton.

Mrs. Rouch’s death was due to complications of diseases and followed an illness of several years.

Rosanna [LINDEN], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob LINDEN, was born in Ohio, but had lived in the Fulton community for many years.  Upon reaching womanhood, she was married      to Aaron ROUCH, and if Mrs. Rouch had lived the couple would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday, January tenth.  She was a member of the Bethel U.B. Church.

Surviving are her husband and daugher, Mrs. Minnie NICHOLS, who lives at home, and two grandchidren.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida HOOVER, 72, who died Saturday afternoon at her home in   Congress Park, Ill., will be held at the home of her brother, Charles Harter, west of Akron Tuesday morning at 10:30.  Mrs. Hoover had been an invalid for several years, a victim of paralysis.

Ida [HARTER], daughter of Frederick and Lucinda HARTER, was born west of Akron Sept. 16, 1859.  In January, 1876, she was united in marriage to Absolom HOOVER, who      died in 1916.

Survivors are one brother, Charles HARTER, of Akron, one daughter, Mrs. Inez BLOOM, of Congress Park, Ill., four gradchildren and one great-grandchild.  Trella       [HARTER] and Otis HARTER, of Rochester, are cousins of the deceased.

The body will arrive in Rochester late tonight and funeral services will be in charge of Rev. Clyde MILLER, pastor of the Akron M.E. church.  Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Billy Richard [RANS], 14 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy RANS, north of Kewanna, died at noon Monday at the Cass county hospital in Logansport, the result of swallowing a grain of corn which lodged in the tube leading to the lungs.  The child     accidentally swallowed the corn last Tuesday and since that time has been in a very serious  condition and all efforts to save his life proved fruitless.

Survivors are the parents, four sisters and five brothers.  Funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

Joseph M. DERROUGH, aged 40, manager of the Rochestr plant of Armour and Company, was found dead at 7:30 o’clock Monday morning in his room in the Barrett Hotel        by the hotel porter when he went to call him.  Indications point to suicide, but Coroner A. E. STINSON who conducted the investigation refused to give out his verdict saying that he       would reserve the same for several days, while he conducts a further investigation.  The      deceased lived at 6832 East End Avenue Chicago.

Walter TRAVIS, the porter, as has been custom since Mr. Derrough came to this city ten weeks ago, always called him at 7 o’clock each morning.  This morning Travis made his call      as usual but received no response.  He reported to Hugh McMAHAN, owner of the hotel, that Derrough had not answered his knock and asked what he sould do about it.

When 7:30 passed and Mr Derrough had not come down to the lobby, Mr. McMahan told Travis to again knock on the door of the apartmet and if he received no response to go into        the room and awaken Derrough as he might be sleeping soundy.  Travis then retraced his steps


to Derrough’s door.

Travis received no response to his knock and to his call.  He then walked into the room.  He found Derrough under the bed with only his feet extnding out from under the piece of   furniture.  Travis made a quick survey of the room which was covered with blood and hurriedly   ran down the stairs and repored his discovery to Mr. MrMahan.

McMahan called a local doctor, then officers and Coroner Stinson.  Derrough’s death had evidently occurred sometime before midnight, the local doctor and Coroner Stinson        determined.  He had bled to death from a cut on the left side of the throat which was three inches long and two inches deep and had severed the jugular vein.

It is believed that Derrough cut himself during a moment of despondency. He had removed his clothing except his underwear and socks and then had donned a pair of trousers which were   part of a tuxedo suit  The walls of the room were spattered with blood as was hie bed and the   floor of the room and also the clothes closet.

After the jugular vein had been severed Derrough had evidently stumbled about the room as the blood from the wound had fallen into his opened grip which he had placed in his clothes closet.  How he happened to fall under the bed is one of the unexplainable mysteries connected with the death of the executive.

It was first thought that perhaps Derrough had accidentaly cut his throat while shaving but this theory was discounted when all of his shaving paraphernalia was found intact.  His  shaving brush was in its case and the cap on his shaving cream was also closed.  His razor, a straight one, was closed while bood was on the blade.

Why Derrough committed suicide, if that was his means of death, is a mystery.  He was second in authority in the product division of Armour & Co., with which concern he had been employed for the past seven years.  His removal to this city was a promotion instead of    demotion as it was hinted in this city this morning.  He had planned to move his family to      this city today from Chicago.  In his grip was found a $15,000 life insurance poicy, one of  several policies which he carried.

Derrough was about the hotel all day Sunday.  The last persons to see him in the lobby at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon report he appeared cheerful and that if ever had anything which was worrying him he gave little indication of his feeling.  He was a man of great restraint and very unemotional according to his fellow empoyees and persons who knew him best.

The theory has been advanced that Derrough might have been murdered as the door to his room was found unlocked and his razor closed.  As far as his associates knew he had no      enemies and his business connections while with Armour & Company in Chicago never     resulted in ill feeling towards him.

Derrough’s body was moved to a local undertaking parlor where it was prepared for burial.  Relatives from Chicago and Champaign, Ill, are expecrted in this city this evening, as well as Armour & Company officials from Chicago.

Little could be learned of Derrough’s life here.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club of this city.  He was born near Champaign, Ill., where his father still resides.  In additon to the father, his wife and two children, three brothers ssurvive.  It is thought burial will take place at Champaign, Ill.
Tuesday, January 6, 1931

 

The funeral of he late Dennis STOCKBERGER will be held on Wednesday        afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the residece of Levi P. MOORE, 217 West Eighth Street.  Rev. Daniel PERRY will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The funeral will be private, the relatives and close friends of the family attending.

 

Funeral services for Billy Richard RANS, 14 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy RANS, of Kewanna, who died Monday at the Cass county hospital in Logansport, will be         held at 2:00 Wednesday afternoon at the Kewanna Baptist church.  Rev. FOX will officiate and burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Wednesday, January 7, 1931

 

Schuyler HECKAMAN, of Akron, received word of the death of his father, Jacob HECKAMAN, aged 76, which occurred at his hoime in Bremen yesterday.,  The deceased, who was the father of 14 living children, conducted one of the largest stock dealing enterprises in Marshall county.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma BARNES, 89, were held at the Ditmire funeral home in Macy Tuesday afternoon, Rev. E. P. WHITE having charge.  Mrs. Barnes died following    injuries received in a fall several days ago.

Mrs. Barnes [Emma ROBBINS] was born February 2, 1841, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ROBBINS.  She was united in marriage with Elijah BARNES and to this union one daughter   was born.  Mr. Barnes and daughter died many years ago.  A number of years of Mrs. Barnes’      life was spent in teaching school.

Burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Thursday, January 8, 1931

 

The fourth tragic death to result in this vicinity within the past two weeks occurrd near Akron at 12:10 o’clock Thursday afternoon when David KELLER, 53, was instantly killed    while falling timber on his farm two and one-half miles northeast of Akron.  An examination     by physicians who were summoned to the home revealed Keller had suffered skull fractures.

Norman MOORE and son Estil [MOORE], neighbors of Keller, who were assisting him in falling trees for a supply of wood, were the only witnesses of the fatal accident.  According     to the elder Moore the three workmen had just completed the felling of a large red oak tree and       as the tree struck the ground it rolled in such a manner that one of its larger branches struck     Keller a crushing blow on his head.  Keller’s death, according to the Moores, who escaped injury, was instantaneous, the victim never uttering a gasp or sound by the time they reached               his side.

The accident victim was immediately removed to his home where physicians were summoned to no avail.  Coroner Dr. A. E. STINSON was notified of the violet death and his verdict will undoubtedly be given late today.  The victim was well known throughout the     eastern section of Fulton county, having resided throughout his entire life on the farm where       he met his death.

David, son of John and Margaret KELLER, was born on April 2, 1878.  On April 19, 1924, he was united in marriage to Mary HEIGHWAY, who survives.  Mr. Keller upon   


reaching maturity followed the occupation of farming and had made a wide acquaintance of    friends in the vicinity of Akron.  Besides the widow, a sister Mrs. Mary MOORE, of near     Akron ssurvives.

Funeral arrangemets which were not available at press time today will be carried in tomorrow’s issue.

 

A number of the local employees of the Armour plant motored to Champaign, Ill., this morning where they attended the funeral of Joseph DERROUGH, former manager of the plant whose lifeless body was found in his room at the Barrett Hotel last Monday morning.

 

Friday, January 9, 1931

 

Funeral services for David KELLER, who was instantly killed Thursday while falling timber on his farm, will be held Saturday afternoon, 1:30 o’clock at the Akron Methodist    church.  Rev. J. S. JOHNS of the Mentone Christian Church will officiate.  Burial will be                made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Coroner A. E. STINSON today gave a verdict of suicide in the death of Joseph M. DERROUGH, aged 40, manager of the local branch of the Armour Company in East     Rochester, who was found dead in his room at the Barrett Hotel last Monday morning by a    porter when he went to call him for the day.  Derrough bled to death from a self-inflicted      wound, a cut on the left side of the throat which was three inches long and two inches deep       and which had severed the jugular vein Coroner Stinson said.

Derrough, according to Coroner Stinson must have been conscious for at least 20 minutes after he had cut his throat.  Derrough’s family discount the suicide theory saying he had no     reason to end his life as he had neither domestic nor financial worries  Detectives who  investigated the case say that had Derrough been attacked he would have been able to utter a cry of distress as he was neither bound nor gagged when he was found.

Derrough was found under the bed in his room clad only in his underwear, socks and trousers.  The walls, floor and clothes closet in Derrough’s room were spattered with blood as was his bed and the inside of his grip which contained insurance policies totaling $15,000.  A blood-covered razor belonging to Derrough, found in his grip, is believed to have been the         instrumet which was used by Derrough in cutting his throat.

Before arriving at his verdict Coroner Stinson took depositions from Hugh McMAHAN, landlord of the Barret Hotel, S. K. GUNTHER a traveling salesman of Indianapolis who    occupied a room adjoining the one in which Derrough died, Walter TRAVIS porter at the hotel who found the body, Oliver DERROUGH of Champaign, Ill., father of the decesed and C. S. HOWARD of Cincinnati, Ohio, a traveling salesman who occupied a room on the second       floor directly under the one in which Derrough died.  Funeral services for Derrough were held Thurday afternoon at Champaign, Ill.

Derrough came to this city 10 weeks ago to manage the Armour plant.  While here he made a number of friends.  He had been in the employ of the Armour Company for the past        nine years during which period he rose to the position of first assistant manager of the produce department.  Derrough was of a rather nervous disposition.  Two bottles which had contained     Dr. Miles Nervine tablets each of 25 tablet capacity were found in his room one of which he       had entirely consumed and all but seven of the other on the day he committed suicide.
Saturday, January 10, 1931

 

John WAGONER, age 75, passed away at the home of his son, Olin WAGONER in Newcastle Township Friday evening at 8:30.  The deceased had been bedfast for four weeks, and   in poor health for the past several months.

John, son of Jacob ad Rebecca WAGONER, was born near Leiters Ford, March 13,  1855.  Practically all his life was spent in Fulton County, he having moved to Newcastle Township ten years ago.  He always foillowed the occupation of farming and was a member of   the Methodist Church.

Surviving are the widow, and son, Olin of near Talma, two daughters, Mrs. Ed PONTIOUS of Rochester ad Mrs. Walter HARTLE of Leiters Ford, twelve gradchildren and       five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the M.E Church at Leiters Ford Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. KENNEDY of Talma and Rev. GREEN of Leiters Ford officiatig.  Burial will      be made at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

 

Monday, January 12, 1931

 

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth MILLER, mother of Charles G. Miller, of Kewanna, died at four o’clock Monday morning at her home in Star City.  Death followed a four weeks’ illness.  Surviving are three sons, J. L. [MILLER] and Wm. E. MILLER of Toledo, Charles G.    [MILLER] of Kewanna, ad two daughters, Mrs. Bard WASHBURN, South Bend, and Mrs. Frederick HARDERICK, of Logansport.  Funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

Nelson COOK, 74, prominent retired farmer of Denver, died Saturday night at 9:30, death being due to paralysis.  Mr. Cook had been in ill health for several years ad his condition had   been regarded as critical the past three weeks.

Before moving to Denver 21 years ago Mr. Cook lived at Chili.  Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Miss Amy LOWE, of Rochester, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth KEIM, of near   Green Oak.

Fueral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the home  Burial will be made in the Chili cemetery.

 

Sanford Edgar FINNEY, 58, life-long resident of the Argos community, died Sunday morning in his hoime two miles southwest of Argos.  Death foillowed an illness of one year.

The deceased was the son of John and Alzina FINNEY and was born on a farm in Marshall County, March 15, 1873.  He was married to Anna HAYNES who died 20 years ago.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. John HARRIS, of Winfield, Kansas; two sons, John FINNEY, of San Francisco, and Carl FINNEY, of South Bend,  one brother, Carl FINNEY, Culver, and three sisters, Mrs. James ALVEY, South Bend, Mrs. William KLINE, Culver and  Mrs. L. L. MILLER, Argos.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock at the Argos Christian church.  Burial will be made in South Bend.

 

Following a week’s illness, Mrs. Anna MILLER, 51, of Warsaw, former resident of   Argos, died Monday morning at 5:30 at the Kelly Hospital in Argos.

The deceased was born on October 11, 1879 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BLOUGH.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Hampton MILLER.  For a number


of years Mr. and Mrs. Miller lived in Argos, moving to Warsaw about eight years ago.  She      was a member of the Argos Christian Church.

Besides the husband she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth BLOUGH, three sisters, Mrs. Ida LOLALMORE, of Chicago, Mrs. Willias [sic] FLORA, of Wyoming and      Miss Mary BLOUGH.  Two brothers also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the Christian Church in Argos.  Rev. Hiley BAKER will officiate and burial will be made in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

 

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd BANER, near Argos, died Monday morning at the Kelly hospital a few hours after birth.

 

Tuesday, January 13, 1931

 

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. H. F. MYERS of Albion, Ill., which occurred Monday morning.  Mrs. Myers was the mother of Mrs. William DEEMS,    of Huntington and often visited her daugher when the Deems family resided in this city.

 

Wednesday, January 14, 1931

 

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Thursday, January 15, 1931

 

Merton BOOKWALTER, aged 50, who lives on a farm a mile and half northeast of Athens and who was a trveling salesman for the Ritemore Company, a proprietary medicine  house, was found dead in his car in front of the Albert FRIDAY home six miles southwest of   this city in the Antioch neighborhood at 3:40 p.m. today.  The body was found by Mr. Friday  after his dogs continually barked which barking aroused his suspicions.  Going to the car the engine of which was still running, Friday found that Bookwalter was dead.  Death it is thought had occurred 10 minutes before Friday found the body which was still warm.  It is believed a         heart attack was the cause of the death.  Coroner A. E. STINSON was called.  Tim KEIM, a farmer living near the Friday home, stated that he was forced to pull around the Bookwalter automobile which was standig in the middle of the road with a load of corn just a few        minutes before Friday found the body.  Bookwalter is survived by his widow.  He had lived in    the Athens neighborhood but  short time.

 

Friday, January 16, 1931

 

Coroner A. E. STINSON today rendered his verdict in the death of Merton BOOKWALTER, aged 53, of near Athens, who was found dead in his car Thursday afternoon     by Albert FRIDAY, a farmer who lives six miles southwest of this cirty in the Burton neighborhood.  The Bookwalter car at the time of Bookwalter’s death, was standing in front of   the Friday home with the engine running.  Friday made an investigation of the Bookwalgter car after his dogs had aroused his suspicions by their barking.

Coroner Stinson in his verdict stated that Bookwalter had died of a heart attack due to a badly dilated heart and organic heart trouble.  Bookwalter had been a patient of Coroner Stinson who had warned him not to overexert himself as his heart would not permit of such exercise. 


Coroner Stinson believes that Bookwalter had been forced to crank his car which exertion     proved too greaat for him and caused his death.

The deceased was born in Cass county near Twelve Mile on Dec. 24, 1878, the son of William and Rachel EURITT BOOKWALTER.  He lived for many years in Macy, also at Peru and South Bend.  For the last 18 months he has resided on what is known as the Tom     BRYANT farm a mile and a half northeast oif Athens.

At the time of his death Mr. Bookwalter was employed as a salesman for the R. E. Ritemore Drug Company in this territory and it was while he was at his work that death came upon him.  Mr. Bookwalter had been subject to heart trouble for the past eight years following   an attack of influenza.

Surviving him are a wife, Jenneatte, his parents, one daughter, Miss Marjorie BOOKWALTER, of California; three sisters, Mrs. Verne ENYEART, Macy; Mrs. Edith  WOLFE, of South Bend; Mrs. Ida COMBS, northern Michigan and one brother John [BOOKWALTER] of Macy.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in Macy at the M.E. church with Rev. E. P. WHITE in charge.  Interment will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy.

 

Saturday, January 17, 1931

 

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. FOOR, who died at her home east of Rochester, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Church of God in Rochester.  Rev. T. J. STEEBERGEN       will officiate and buria will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Monday, January 19, 1931

 

Mrs. Ida CARTER, 71, resident of Rocheser for 60 years died Monday morning at 8:55  in the home of her daugher, Mrs. Charles Willard, 1425 Bancroft Avenue, death being due to complications of diseases.  Mrs. Carter suffered a stroke of paralysis 12 years ago and had been    an invalid since that time.

Ida [STEVENS], daughter of Jacob and Bethany STEVENS, was born on February 16, 1859 in Montgomery County, Ohio and moved with her parents to this community when a  young girl.   On August 21, 1879 she was married to Lot M. CARTER, who died 37 years     ago.  She was a member of the Baptist Church and the F.H.C. Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marie ORT, of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Charles WILLARD, of Rochesrter; three sisters, Mrs. J. L. BABCOCK, of Rochester; Mrs. Rilla CUSHMAN, of Lafayette, and Mrs. Mary C. JONES, of Dayton, Ohio; and one brother, Schuyler STEVENS, of Kokomo.  Two grandsons and eight great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at the Willard home Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock.  Rev. J. B. GLEASON will be in charge and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

 

Mrs. Beverly BUSSERT, 50, of South Bend, died Monday morning at 10:30 at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester.  Death ws due to brights disease and followed a year’s      illness.  Mrs. Bussert had been a patient at the local hospital for the past three months.

The deceased [Beverly BUSH] was born in Tiosa and had lived all of her life in Fulton County with the exception of the past eight years, during which time the Bussert family had resided in South Bend.  She was the daughter of the late Mrs. Charles BUSH.

Surviving are her husbad and one son, Wilbur [BUSSERT], of South Bend.  A sister, Mrs. Neal STAUFFER, lives in Hillboro, Kentucky.


Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

Mrs. Frank MONTGOMERY has received word of the death of Frank WINGERD, 70, which occurred Saturday afternoon at his home in Delphi.  Death was due to a heart attack.       Mr. Wingerd is a former resident of Newcastle Township and had many friends in this    community.

Surviving are his wife and seven children.  A daughter, Miss Lorene [WINGER], was an art instructor in the Rochester schools two years ago.  Funeral services were held in Delphi Monday afternoon.

 

Mrs. Mary MURRAY, aged 80, a life-long resident of the Grass Creek community passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Dollie MAUDLIN, of Grass Creek Monday morning.    The deceased, who for some time has made her home with Mrs. Maudlin and another daughter,  Mrs. George WADDUP, also of Grass Creek, had been in ill health for a number of months suffering from a complication of diseases.

Mrs. Murray, whose maiden name was Mary BOWMAN, was united in marriage to Owen MURRAY upon reaching womanhood, and to this union three children were born, two of     whom survive.  Mr. Murray passed away in the year of 1902.  The deceased was a member of    the Grass Creek United Brethren church, at which edifice funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock.  Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

 

Marjorie Jean [ALDRIDGE], two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville ALDRIDGE, living northwest of Kewanna, died Sunday night at ten o’clock at the home of her parents.  The child had been ill for three weeks with pneumonia.  An operation was resorted to Saturday  morning whan a tube was inserted into the lung.  The child is survived by one brother, Robert Howard [ALDRIDGE], and the parents.  No funeral arrangements have as yet been made.

 

Otto CAPLE, 80, former resident of Rochestr, died Saturday in a hospital in Miami, Florida.  Death followed an illness of three weeks.

The Caple family lived many years in the vicinity of Rochester where Mr. Caple was well known as a grower of fruits and vegetables.  Sixteen years ago the family moved to      Miami where they have since resided.

Besides the wife, Anna A CAPLE, he leaves four children, Harry [CAPLE], of Heraldsberg, California, John [CAPLE], of Miami; Ruth DELGADO, of Ponce, Porto Rico,    and Lillian KEIM, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Finley CLAY, near Rochester.

Funeral services were held at the home in Miami Monday.

 

Becoming critically ill on the street shortly before noon Saturday after going to Logansport to see his doctor, Henry REICHARD, 73 years old, of this city, veteran cigar       maker who was better known as Bob WHITE, died at 12 o’clock in the Stag cigar shop, 210 Fourth street, where he was taken by Patrolman Charles DEANE.

W. A. MILLER, 1802 Spear street, one of the proprietors of the Stag cigar store, aided Patrolman Deane to carry the sick man into the store and they made him as comfortable as possible on a lounge and then called a physician.  Reichard died before he could be given     medical attention.

The body was removed to the Chase Mortuary on the order of Coroner M. S. STEWART and was prepared for burial.  Death was believed due to heart disease.

Reichard has been working on a farm near Logansport for several months.  He had worked


at his trade in this city last summer.  He had worked in many cigar shops in this city in other  years.

White’s identification was made possible through a hunting license issued here which he had in his clothing when he died.  Survivors are his wife and son who live in Fort Wayne  The body will probably be taken to Fort Wayne for burial.  White was a member of the Cigar-   makers Union

 

Mrs. J. W. FOOR, 54, life-long resident of Fulton County, died at 10:10 Friday morning in the Foor family home four and one-half miles east of Rochester on the Fort Wayne road.     Mrs. Foor had been ill since October and death was due to complications of diseases.

Martha L. [RICHARDSON], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Riley RICHRDSON, was born   in Fulton County on April fifth, 1876.  In 1896 at Green Oak she was married to J. W.       FOOR.  Mrs. Foor was a member of the Church of God and the Mooseheart Legion.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lennie DARR, of South Bend, and Miss Alta FOOR; five sons, Orin [FOOR] of Huntington, Osee [FOOR], East Chicago, Harvey [FOOR], Gridley, Illinois, Leslie [FOOR], South Bend, and Ralph [FOOR] at home; four brothers, Francis [RICHARDSON], Riley [RICHARDSON] and Charles RICHARDSON, of Spokane,Wash.; four sisters, Mrs. Emma GOOD and Mrs. Mary GOOD, of Rochester; Mrs. James WATSON, Lutherville, Wis., and Mrs. Sadie SWARTZLANDER, of Akron.

Burial arrangements have not been completed.

 

Doris Ann [OVERMYER], three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd OVERMYER, of Lake Bruce, died at 1:30 Friday morning.  Death followed an illness of two weeks.  Surviving are the parents and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Sunday morning.

 

Tuesday, January 20, 1931

 

Frank STETSON, of this city, received word today from Beecher SWEET, of Los Angeles, California, telling of the death of his brother, William SWEET, of Riverside,  Californie.  Mr. Sweet, who formerly lived in Rochester, died on January ninth.  Surviving are two brothers, Beecher [SWEET], of Los Angeles, Arthur [SWEET], of Miami, Florida, and a sister living in Kansas.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Beverly BUSSERT, who died at Woodlawn hospital yesterday morning after a three-months illness due to Bright’s disease, will be held from the Methodist church here at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge, assisted by      Rev. T. J. STEENBERGEN.  Burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery.  The body was moved this afternoon to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan BUSSERT, 430 West Eighth street,   where it will remain until the hour of the services

 

Wednesday, January 21, 1931

 

Mrs. Lelia Fern ROUCH, 23, died Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 in her home three miles southwest of Lucerne.  Death was due to complications which developed followig the birth of       a son on January twelfth.

Lelia Fern [McCROSKEY], daughter of Earl and Bertha McCROSKEY, was born in Fulton County in September 1907, and upon reaching womanhood was married to Charles


ROUCH.  She was a member of the Bethel United Brethren Church.

Surviving are her husband, parents, two sons, Paul Eugene [ROUCH], aged two, and Dwight LeRoy [ROUCH], one week.  Another son, Dean [ROUCH], died when only six weeks old.  A sister, Mrs Ola BEVINGTON, near Walnut, and two sons, Lloyd [ROUCH] and        Russell [ROUCH], at home, also survive.

The body has been removed to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl McCROSKEY, northwest of Fulton.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at one o’clock at the Bethel U.B. church with Rev. G. R. CHAMPION in charge.  Burial will be      made in the Salem cemetery.

 

Relatives here have received word of the death of John GOTTSCHALK, 14, son of Mr and Mrs. Harry GOTTSCHALK, of Bunker Hull, which occurred Monday.  The youth died in a hospital in Kokomo following a mastoid operation.  Funeral services were held Wednesday in Bunker Hill.

 

Thursday, January 22, 1931

 

John A. BRAMAN, 81, life long resident of Fulton County, died at nine o’clock  Thursday morning in his home at 501 Manitou Avenue, this city.  Death followed an illness      of several weeks with complications of diseases incident to advanced years.

The deceaed was born in Fulton County, February 11, 1849 the son of John and Rachel BRAMAN.  On November 24, 1870 he was married to Mattie BURTON.  He was a charter member of the Red Man lodge.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Elma SQUIRES, of Stillwell, Oklahoma, and a son, Albert L. [BRAMAN], of Rochester two brothers, Schuyler [BRAMAN], of Rochester,     and Antony [BRAMAN], of Shelbyville, Ill.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the residence.  Burial will be made in the Citizens Cemetery.

 

Henry FISHER, 85, well known retired farmer, of Mexico, died at his home Wednesday afternoon, following a two weeks’ illness caused by a stroke of paralysis.  Mr. Fisher was a  cousin of Henry A. BARNHART, of Rochester, and was well known in this community.

Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Isabelle AULT, two sons, Ira FISHER, of Mexico, Tony FISHER, of Denver, and a daughter, Bertha FISHER, of Mexico.  Funeral   services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the Mexico Church of the Brethren with Rev. Frank FISHER officiating.  Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery.

 

Mrs. William EILER, 51, wife of Rev. EILER, former pastor of the Rochester United Brethren church, died Wednesday afternoon at four o’clock at a hospital in Lafayette, Indiana,    death being due to uremic poisonng.  Mrs. Eiler was taken suddenly ill Sunday, her condition gradually growing worse until the end.

The Eiler family lived in Rochester for a couple of years, moving from here to Fremont, Indiana last October.  Surviving are her husband, daughter, Thelma [EILER], and son, Linden [EILER], both at home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at the U. B. Church in Huntington, Ind.  The body will be taken to Huntington Saturday morning.
Herman HARTUNG, 82, one of the well known business men of Rochester passed away at his home at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon.  Death resulted from an attack of pneumonia     the deceased being ill for only two or three days.

Herman, son of Christian and Johanna HARTUNG, was born in Langrewlesen, Germany, Dec. 23, 1849, and came to this country in the year of 1852.  On June 23rd, 1872 he was       united in marriage to Charlotte KIRCHOFF, the ceremony being performed in Ft. Wayne.       Mr. Hartung moved to Rochester in the year 1884, where he has been engaged in the tailoring business.  The deceased who was a member of the Lutheran church is survived by two sons,     Carl [HARTUNG] and Herman [HARTUNG].  Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday’s issue of the News-Sentinel

 

Among the out-of-town people here yesterday to attend the funeral of the late Ida CARTER were: Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler STEVENS., daughgter and granddaughter, of Kokomo; Mrs. Alma PETTY, Bert STEVENS and Mrs. Ed STEVENS, of Peru; Mrs. John ZIMBRO      and Glen CUSHMAN, of South Bend; Mrs. Marie ORT and Jacob MONEYSMITH, of Mishawaks.

 

Friday, January 23, 1931

 

Funeral services for Herman HARTUNG, who died Thursday afternoon following a few days illness with pneumonia, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Lutheran church.   Rev. Wm. J. SCHROER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Saturday, January 24, 1931

 

Mrs. John HOOVER received word this afternoon of the death of her mother, Mrs. A. C. MITCHELL, aged 77, which occurred in the Morris hospital at Plymouth.  Mrs. Mitchell has been ill for several years.  She was taken to the hospital for treatment three months ago.  Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Helen HERMAN, of Macy; Mrs. Edna HARE and Mrs. Margaret DASER, Indianapolis; Mrs. Jean BELT of Plymouth and Mrs. HOOVER.  No      funeral arrangements have been made for Mrs. Mitchell who was a pioneer resident of this   county.

 

Robert RANNELLS, 63, former resident of Rochetr, died at his home on the south side of Bass Lake Friday evening.  Death resulted from an attack of heart trouble.  The deceased was     a son of the late Jacob RANNELLS; he is survived by the wodow and six children.  Funeral services will be held at Knox Monday afternoon.

 

Monday, January 26, 1931

 

Lester L. ULERICK, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil ULERICK, three miles southeast of Fulton, and a senior in the Metea high school, died Saturday afternoon at theee o’clock.  Death followed an illness of six days with pneumonia.

Lester L., son of Cecil and Hazel ULERICK, was born in Cass County on May second, 1912.  Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Onis [ULERICK] and Estel [ULERICK], a     sister, Miss Zella [ULERICK], all at home, and three grandparents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Bethlehem Church near Twelve Mile.  Rev. JOHNSON will officiate and burial will be in the adjacent cemetery.


Funeral services for Mrs. A. C. MITCHELL, 77, who died Saturday morning at 11:30 at the Morris Hospital in Plymouth, were held Monday afternoon at the Christian Church in     Macy.  Burial was made in the Plainview cemetery.

Malinda Jane [CARVEY], daughter of Avery and Angeline CARVEY, was born in Miami County on November 30th, 1853, and moved to Fulton County when a young girl.              Upon reaching womanhood she was married to William BELT and after his death married A. C. MITCHELL, well known pioneer resident of Rochester.  Mrs. Mitchell was a member of          the Christian Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Helen CLEMANS, of Macy; Mrs. Edna HARE, of Indianapolis; Mrs. June BAIR, of Plymouth; Mrs. Joyce HOOVER of Rochester, and Mrs. Margaret VASEY, of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; one brother, Palmer CARVEY of Perrysburg, and a sister, Margaret CARVEY, of Macy.

Mrs. Mitchell had made her home with her daughter in Plymouth since the death of Mr. Mitchell, less than a year ago.  She has been an invalid for a number of years, and only a few   days ago was removed from the daughter’s home to the hospital after her condition became  critical.

 

Mrs. Martha RUPE, 81, life long resident of the Argos community, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. L. BREWER, northeast of Argos  Death followed an illness of several months with complications of diseases incident to advanced years.

Mrs. Rupe [Martha CHAPMAN] was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. Clinton CHAPMAN, and was born near Argos on November 12, 1849.  Her husband, J. C. RUPE, died three years ago.  Two daughters, Mrs. BREWER and Mrs. Elda SLASEL, of Argos,           survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Brewer home.  Rev. Hiley BAKER, pastor of the Argos Christian Church, will officiate and burial will be made in   the Argos cemetery.

 

Mrs. Joe YEAZEL and children, Mr. and Mrs. Fred YEAZEL and son and Mr. and Mrs. Fred BATZ, and two sons, attended the funeral of Mrs. David YEAZEL, 76, of Plymouth,   Sunday afternoon.  Services were held at the Mission church and burial was made in the Oak Hill cemetery.

The deceased formery lived on a farm west of Rochester.  Her husband died seven years ago.  Surviving are seven sons, four daughters, 40 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

 

A baby, born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert HAMMOND, near Leiters Ford, died a short time after birth.  The infant was buried in the Culver cemetery.

 

Tuesday, January 27, 1931

 

Relatives and friends of Mrs. Gus HABICK, Leiters Ford resident, received word of her death yesterday.  Mrs. Habick, with her husband and son, Gus [HABICK] Jr., had gone to     Astor, Florida November 1st., to spend the winter.  Mr. Habick is a retired business man     having operated a sporting goods store in Indianapolis for many years.  For the past several     years the Habicks have been living in the Leiters Ford community where they have a home at    the Germany bridge and a cottage on the river between Leiters and Delong.

The body will be brought to Indianapolis Thursday and services will be held there sometime Friday.


Wednesday, January 28, 1931

 

Wayne WORREN, three and one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell WORREN, residing three miles west of Argos, died at five o’clock this morning at the home of his       parents after a lengthy illness.  The child is survived by four brothers and aisters and the         parents.  No funeral arrangements have been announced.

 

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Bethel Church at Akron for Lewis C. PERRY, 71, who died Monday afternoon at his home in Logansport.  Death      followed a long illness with paralysis.  Mr. Perry, who was a former resident of Akron, had    lived in Logansport only a short time.

Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Fred BAMMERLIN nnd Mrs. Mabel ESCHELMAN, Logansport; Kenneth [PERRY], of Peru; Albert [PERRY], Warden [PERRY], Mrs. Florence KRISS, Mrs. Emma KUHN and Mrs. Iva NELSON all of near     Akron; Mrs. June HARTZLER, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Catherine HOLLE, Silver Lake.

 

Thursday, January 29, 1931

 

Relatives here have received word of the death of James KEEL, 89, which occurred Wednesday at his home in Aztec, New Mexico.  Mr. Keel was the son of the late William and Elizabeth KEEL and was raised in the Green Oak community.  He had lived in New Mexico for  the past 25 years, moving there from Fulton county.  Surviving are one daughter and two granddaughters.  He was the brother of the late J. T. and Schuyler KEEL of this city.

 

Friday, January 30, 1931

 

Mrs. W. V  S. NORRIS, 70, well known resident of Mt. Olive community six miles south of Rochester, died at one o’clock Friday morning.  Death followed a two weeks illness   with complications of diseases.

Celia May [HEDGES], daughter of Allen and Margaret HEDGES, was born in Miami County, December 19, 1861 and moved with her parents to Fulton County when only ten      years of age.  On February ninth, 1887, she was married to W. V. S. NORRIS.  Mrs. Norris    was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church and was a very active and faithful worker.

Surviving are the husband, three sons, Elmer L. [NORRIS], of Indianapolis; Hugh V. [NORRIS], and Orton [NORRIS], of Fulton, two daughters, Mrs. Cleo FORD and Mrs. Lola EWER, of Fulton and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday aftrnoon at two o’clock at the Fulton Baptist Church.  Rev. Leslie DUNCAN will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Mrs. Ola HAND, 56, of this city, died at 9:35 Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mae POFFENBARGER, 562 N. Fisher St., Wabash.  Mrs. Hand has been suffering from a complication of diseases for past six months.  She had been bedfast during      that time.

The deceased was born in Wabash County, August 12, 1874 the daughter of John and Priscilla HETTLER.  She grew up in the Wabash community and after her marriage on July     27, 1893, to John HAND, She moved with her husband to Laketon, where they made their    home for eight years.  From Laketon they moved to Fulton county where Mrs. Hand made her


home until six months ago when she went to live with her daughter.  The death of Mr. Hand occurred 19 years ago.  She was a member of the Rochester Baptist Church.

She is survived by five children: Mrs. Mae POFFENBARGER, of Wabash, Glen HAND and Opal BURTON, of Flint, Michigan; Mrs. Glen BUTT, of Denver, and Don HAND ofAlexandria; seven grandchildren; one brother, Carl HETTLER, near Claypool, and four sisters, Mrs. Ruth BROOKS, Claypool, Mrs. Fred GOLTRY, of Roann, Mrs Owen LESTER and     Mrs. Charles SWANK, of North Manchester.       

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two-thirty at the Rochester Baptist church with Rev. J. B. GLEASON officiating.  Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford    cemetery.

 

Saturday, January 31, 1931

 

Wilson BRUGH, Civil War veteran and retired merchant of Leiters Ford, died at five o’clock Saturday morning at his home in Leiters Ford, death occurring on his 84th birthday anniversary.  Mr. Brugh had been ill for several years with complications of diseases incident       to advanced years.

Wilson, son of William and Eliza BRUGH, was born near Angola, Ind., on Jan. 31, 1847, and moved to Leiters Ford 42 years ago from Steuben county.  Mr. Brugh’s first wife, Amanda SCHULTZ, died in 1876 and on March 29, 1877, he was married to Elizabeth  MOUNTZ.

For many years Mr. Brugh owned and operated a dry goods store in Leiters Ford and since his retirement this business has been carried on by his son, O. J. BRUGH.  Mr. Brugh served     in the army during the entire Civil War period and was one of the last three surviving veterans     in Aubbeenaubbee township.  He was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Emma FOULK, of Wterloo, Ind.; two sons, Oscar J. [BRUGH], Leiters Ford, and William [BRUGH], of Angola; three sisters, Mrs. Callie SALES, Monterey; Mrs. Alice GINTHER, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Ida CORBETT, Rochester; two brothers, Charles [BRUGH] and Eli BRUGH, Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight grandchildren and      one great-grandchild.  A daughter, Gertrude Mae [BRUGH], died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Monday aftrnoon at two o’clock at the family residence with Rev. L. GREEN officiating.  Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Monday, February 2, 1931

 

W. W. STOKES, jeweler of Akron, received word yesterday appprising him of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mary JONES, which occurred Sunday afternoon at her home in Toronto, Ont., Canada.

 

Tuesday, February 3, 1931

 

James Albert BRIGHT, aged 46, who has been the town marshal at Akron for a number of years, died at his home on East Walnut street in that city at 4:30 o’clock Monday afternoon from spasmodic croup.  The croup followed an attack of the flu.

Mr. Bright became ill Sunday morning after he had made his round of inspection of Akron.  He returned to his home and immediately went to bed.  Monday morning he was seized with the croup and despite medical effort choked to death from the disease.

The deceased was born on a farm in Newcastle township on Oct. 9, 1884, the son of Jesse


and Malissa BRIGHT.  He was a life-long resident of Fulton County.  Prior to accepting the position as town marshal at Akron he worked in the Strong store at Akron.

On Jan. 20, 1910, he was married to Nellie COOK who survives as does the father and six children, Margaret [BRIGHT], Kenneth [BRIGHT], Bobby [BRIGHT], Joe [BRIGHT],   George [BRICHT] and Betty Lou [BRIGHT], all at home.  A son, Charles [BRIGHT], was    killed on June 12, 1929 in an automobile accident one mile east of this city on the Barrett      cement road when a portion of the steering apparatus broke, causing the car to strike a pole

Mr. Bright had been a member of the Modern Woodman’s lodge for the past 22 years.  Funeral services are to be held from the Saint’s church at Akron Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock with the Rev. Dale OLDHAM in charge.  Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery  five miles northwest of Akron.

 

John Oliver ZARTMAN, aged 70, who is better known as Jesse ZARTMAN, died at the home of his daugher, Mrs. Harry HATCH in Macy this morning at 9 o’clock following a    several years illness due to a complication of diseases.  For several years the deceased was an invalid.

Mr. Zartman was born Nov. 25, 1861, on a farm north of Macy known as the Zula ZARTMAN farm and was one of 11 children who were born to George and Mary ZARTMAN.     He has lived his entire lifetime in Fulton and Miami counties.  He was a farmer.  His wife who was Mary SHAFFER died several years ago.

Survivors are the two children, Mrs. HATCH, and s son Charles [ZARTMAN], who live at Macy, two brothers, James E. [ZARTMAN], of Denver, and William P. [ZARTMAN], of Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma SOWERS, of Akron, and Mrs. Dora PACKARD, of  Lucerne, and a number of grandchildren, nephews and nieces.  He was a member of the Macy Christian church.

Funeral services are to be hed from the Christian church at Macy at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. C. M. REED in charge.  Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mt.  Zion.

 

Twelve Mile, Feb. 3, -  Alpha BOCKOVER, 43, father of nine children, committed suicide by hanging at his home here yesterday.

Bockover, a C & O. railroad section worker, was found in his garage about 8 o’clock.  He had been absent for two hours.

He had fastened a small rope around a rafter of the building and jumped from a fender of his automobile.  His feet were but a few inches from the floor, witnesses said.

The victim’s neck was broken, Coroner M. B. STEWART said.  The body was found by two of the step-daughters, Mary and Anna ROSIER.

Survivors include the wife; three step-children, Benjamin [ROSIER], Mary [ROSIER] and Anna [ROSIER]; six children, Lucille [BOCKOVER], Richard [BOCKOVER], Jane [BOCKOVER], Ira [BOCKOVER], David [BOCKOVER] and Russell [BOCKOVER]; his     father, Elisha BOCKOVER, a brother, Alfred [BOCKOVER], all of Twelve Mile; two sisters, Mrs. Florece LORENZ of Logansport, and Clara NIXON of Roann.

Bockover has been a resident of Twelve Mile for the past several years.  Despondency over the conditionof his wife who is an invalid, and financial curcumstances were considered the cause of the act.

Following finding of the body, John CARSON and William SIDALL, neighbors, were called.  Sheriff ZERBE and Coroner STEWART were notified.

A small half-inch rope was used by Bockover


Funeral services are to be held at the Skinner church near here at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning.  Burial is to be made in the adjoining cemetery.

 

Wabash, Feb. 3. -  Injuries received when a party of friends “belled” him after his   marriage on last November 8, resulted in the death yesterday of Ervin Leslie PARKS, 22, of    near Disko, at the Wabash county hospital.  In a scuffle during the belling one lung was torn loose and his condition became such that he had to submit to an operation at the hospital here             two weeks ago.

He was the son of Mary and Lon PARKS and was born in Newton county on January 29, 1909.  On November 8 last year he married Vera Esther MONTELL of near Spikerville.  A few evenings after the marriage a group of friends “belled” the couple and he was injured when he resisted attempts of the other youths to drag him down a flight of stairs.

He is survived by his widow; three brothers, James [PARKS], George [PARKS] and Everett [PARKS] at home and one sister, Mary [PARKS], of Kokomo.

 

Wednesday, February 4, 1931

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, February 5, 1931

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. RINEHART were called to Culver Thursday noon by the death of their eight weeks old granddaughter, Barbara Ann DAVIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy    DAVIS.  The child’s death was due to pneumonia and followed a short illness.  The parents and three brothers survive.

 

Friday, February 6, 1931

 

Funeral services for the small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy DAVIS will be held at the Mt. Hope Church north of Leiters Ford at 1:30 p.m. Sturday.  Burial will be made at the     Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Saturday, February 7, 1931

 

William STAFFORD, aged 91, a pioneer citizen of Argos passed away at his home on Sugar street Friday morning at 11:30 o’clock, after a brief illness from pneumonia.  On    Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Stafford held open house to their many friends in honor of their 64th wedding anniversaty.

The deceased, who was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of the G.A.R. had been a resident of the Argos community throughout his entire life and in earlier years followed the occupation of farming.  He is survived by the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Dr. WILSEY, oif Argos, Mrs. Claude MAIS, of Los Angeles, Calif., and a son, Clair STAFFORD, of Kansas  City, Mo.

Fueral services will be held at the Stafford home Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock.  Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Monday, February 9, 1931

 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy BRUBAKER were called to Plymouth Sunday by the death of her uncle, B. F. WELLS.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Plymouth Methodist church and burial will be made in South Bend.  Mr. Wells is the father of Rev. S. A. WELLS, former pastor of the Rochester United Brethren church.

 

Mrs. Elizabeth EULER, 87, passed away at the Frank BEMENDERFER home, five miles south of Athens Sunday morning after a few weeks illness from pneumonia.  The    deceased, who leaves no immediate relatives, was born in Germany on April 27th, 1843 and      had been a resident of the United States for the past 60 years.

For a number of years Mrs. Euler resided in the Mt. Zion neighborhood where her husband who preceded her in death 17 years ago, followed the occupation of farming.  The  deceased was a member of the Mt. Zion church and took an active interest in church work       during her residency there.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. C. M. REED, will be held at the Macy Christian church, Tuesday afteroon at 2:30.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

 

Frank Edwin McKEE, 53, well known farmer of Union Township, died shortly after midnight Monday morning in his home on the Winamac-Rochester road, two and one-half     miles north of Kewana.  Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of several     weeks.

The deceased was born near Kewanna on January 13, 1878, the son of Jesse E. and Lavina McKEE, and all of his life had been spent in that community with the exception of 13 years, during which time he lived in Piper City, Illinois.  On June 16, 1900 at Kewanna he was married to Bertha SHAY.  He was a member of the Methodist Church in Piper City, and since      returning to Fulton County had attended the Community Church at the Bruce Lake Station.

Surviving are his wife; two children, Clifford R. [McKEE], at home, and Mrs. Mabel A BOMA, of Piper City, Illinois; four grndchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Nellie COUGHENOUR     and Mrs. Edna ZELLERS, of South Bend; Mrs. Fanny OWENS, Winamac and Mrs. Bert GILLESPIE, of Kewanna; four brothers, Jesse [McKEE], of Piper City, Ill., Herbert      [McKEE], of Rochester; Lewis [McKEE], Royal Ceter and Clarence [McKEE] of Fowler.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, the place to be announced later.  Rev. GILMER, of Kewanna, will officiate.

 

Tuesday, February 10, 1931

 

George W. MARSHALL, 70, died Tuesday morning at ten minutes of four in his hoime one and one-half miles southwest of Talma.  Death followed an illness of several months with complications of diseases.

George W, son of Lewis and Katherine MARSHALL, was born in Ohio on September 14, 1861 and came to Fulton County when a child  On October first, 1891 he was married to Lydia O’BLENIS.  For many years Mr. and Mrs. Marshall lived on a farm near Rochester,  moving to the Talma vicinity six years ago.  He was a member of the Grand View Evangelical Church.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Frank B. [MARSHALL], at home, William LeRoy [MARSHALL], of South Bend and Mrs. Sarah O’DELL, near Talma; a brother and sister,        John MARSHALL, of Rochester, and Mrs. George KERLER of the Whippoorwill    


neighborhood.  A son, Robert Claude [MARSHALL] died five years ago.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday’s News-Sentinel.

 

Mrs. Leonard V. SHRIVER, 28, of Lake Bruce, died at 3:45 Monday afternoon at the Cass County hospital in Logansport.  Death was due to heart failure following child birth.

Agnes Fern [MURRAY], daughter of James and Nellie MURRAY, was born on February 17th, 1902 and had lived in Fulton County for the past 20 years.  In Rochester in 1923 she      was married toi Leonard V. SHRIVER.

Survivors are the husband, parents, infant daughter, one brother, Ralph MURRAY, of Leiters Ford; two half-brothers, O. G. MURRAY, of Kewanna, and O. CHAPMAN, of  Monterey.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afteroon at two o’clock at the Lake Bruce Community Church.  Rev. C. Y. GILMER will officiate and burial will be made in the Moon ceetery

 

Wednesday, February 11, 1931

 

Funeral services for George W. MARSHALL, near Talma, who died Tuesday morning, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the Grandview church.  Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.  Mr. Marshall was formerly engaged in the real estate         business in Rochester.

 

Frank BARKMAN, 72, prominent retired farmer of Newcastle township, where he had spent his entire life, died suddenly Tuesday evening at 5 o’clock at the home of his sister,       Mrs. Mary Kessler, eight miles northeast of Rochester.  Death was due to a heart attack.  Mr Barkman had been in failing health for several years but his condition had not been regarded as serious.

B. Frank, son of John and Nancy BARKMAN, was born on April 16, 1858, on a farm  near the Possum Hollow school house in Newcastle township.  Upon reaching manhood he      was married to Deliah SWARTZLANDER, and following her death a few years ago he made      his home with his sister.  He was a member of the Baptist Bethlehem church and had always   been active in all church work as well as in all civic affairs of the community.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mina NELSON, of Burket; Mrs. Della HOFFMAN, of Rochester, and Mrs. Ruth SHERWOOD, of Athens; nine grandchildren, two brothers and      two sisters, John BARKMAN, of Michigan, who is spending the winter in Florida, Martin L. BARKMAN, of South Bend, Mrs. Dora SHOBE, of Rochester and Mrs. Mary KESSLER.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at one o’clock at the Bethlehem Baptist church.  Burial will be made in the Hamlett cemetery.

 

Thursday, February 12, 1931

 

John L. RHODES, 57, life-long citizen of Argos, died in the Elkhart General hospital at 4 o’clock Thursday morning as the result of injuries received in an auto accident which       occurred a mile ad a half east of Union Mills at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.  C. N. SWOGGER,       an employee of the Argos State Bank, who was accompanying Rhodes on a business trip           to Coldwater, Mich., received minor cuts and bruises.

According to word received from Elkhart today the Argos men were driving eastward on U.S. Route 112 when a westbound Plymouth sedan owned and driven by Vance FOSTER, 49,    


a salesman of 45 Owen Ae., Detroit, met in a head-on collision with the Rhodes’ Chevrolet   coach with such terrific impact that both machines were completely demolished.

Dr. FRYBARGER, of Bristol, who was summoned to the scene brought the injured men into the Elkhart hospital where it was found Rhodes was suffering from fractured ribs and a punctured kidney.  Foster received a fracture of his left arm and severe cuts, while Stogger’s injuries were found to be of minor consequence.

The body of Rhodes was removed to his home in Argos early today in an Argos ambulance.  The coroner of Elkhart county has not as yet given his verdict in regard to the responsibility for the accident.

The accident victim was born in Argos on April 11, 1873, the son of William and Clara RHODES, and has resided in that town throughout his entire life.  For a number of years he     was owner of the Argos Greenhouses in which business he made a wide acquainance of friends throughout Marshall and Fulton counties.

Survivors are the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Grace McMILLEN, of Argos, Mrs. Robert W. WALTERS, of Richland Center, Mrs. Francis BURKETT, of Leiters Ford, Mrs. Florence GARMAN, of Richfield, Ohio, and a son William RHODES, of New York City and two  brothers, Bert [RHODES] of Beloit, Wis., and Jesse [RHODES] of Argos.

Funeral arrangements will not be announced until word has been rceived from distant relatives.  Mr. Rhodes was a member of the Christian Church at Argos.

 

Surprises come, even after anticipation of an event, to cause public concern and regret.  This is peculiarly true today when it became known that a good citizen had answered the call of nature and passed to higher life, after years of happy citizenship in Rochester.  Benjamin F. SHEWARD was highly respected by any acquainances, friends and relatives because of his affable nature, kindliness and suavity on all occasions.

For a number of years he was engaged as proprietor of the grain and seed store on North Main street.  He was always a steady worker, early and late, giving to all tasks the best he     knew.  During the construction of the Rochester water works system he was one of the strong  arm men and did his part effectively and honestly.  He also served as a member of the      Rochester city council for two terms.

He was a member of the Rochester Lodge No. 79, F&AM for a long term of years; also of Rocheser Chapter No. 70, O.E.S., from which he retired a few years ago by reason of his condition of health, and the Loyal Order of Moose.  His church affiliation was with the    Christian Church of this city, where he was regarded as a pillar of strength in the vineyard of     the Master.  In all his ways his emulation was squared by the teachings of the Nazarane, thus it    is conceded that a righteous man leaves his fellows bereft of his presence to gain the glory       won by a spledid life on earth.

Benjamin Frank SHEWARD, son of Nimrod D. and Caroline E. (MERCER) SHEWARD, was born February 3, 1863, passed to his estate beyond, at the home, in this      city, 1015 Pontiac street, Thursday, February 12, 1931, aged 68 years and 9 days.

On Ocrtober 30, 1904, Benjamin Frank Sheward and Arwesta HULSE were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, this union typifying the founding of a truly American home.      Surviving are the widow, a daugher, Mrs. Herbert FUNSETT,  of Arena, Wis., and a step-  daughter, Mrs. Carl Van TRUMP of this city.

 

Alexander PENCE, aged 67, well known and progressive business man and farmer of Wabash county died at his home near Roann yesterday morning following an illness of several months with heart trouble.


Earl Eugene POWELL, aged 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace POWELL of near Denver died Wednesday morning at Putnamville after a five day illness due to spinal meningitis.  Private funeral services were held this afternoon at the cemetery at Gilead.  The deceased has a         number of relatives near Rochester and in Macy.

 

Funeral services for B. F. BARKMAN, will be conducted by Rev. J. B. GLEASON and Rev. C. S. DAVISSON at the Baptist Bethlehem Church Friday afternoon at one o’clock.     Burial will be made in the Hamlett cemetery  Mr. Barkman died suddenly Tuesday evening at     the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary KESSLER, notheast of Rochester, following a heart        attack.

 

Friday, February 13, 1931

 

Mrs. Dent E. [Mabel E. OSBORN] SWIFT died at 1:30 Friday morning in the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. MUSSEMAN in Macy.  Mrs. Swift had been in ill health for several       years and her condition had been regarded as serious for the past few months

Mr. and Mrs. Swift lived in Rochester for several years, moving from here to Macy.  Mr. Swift is a traveling salesman.  Surviving are her husband, her father, George OSBORN, of  Culver, a brother, Clarence [OSBORN], of Culver.

Funeral services will be held at the Macy Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30.  Burial will be made in the Macy [Plainview] cemetery.

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Walkerton United Brethren Church for Mrs. Colista C. VERMILLION, 70, who died Wednesday at the home of    her son, Fred W. VERMILLION, 517 Fourteenth Street, Rochester.  Burial will be made in      the Walkerton cemetery.

Mrs. Vermillion [Colista C. WILLIAMS] had made her home in Rochestr for the past four months, having come here with her husband and son and family four months ago from   Owen County.  She was born in a log cabin in Kansas, which is now the present site of    Topeka, the daughter of Rev. William and Anna WILLIAMS.  She was a member of the   Desciples of Christ Church in Ada, Ohio, having joined when 18 yeas of age and when her    father was pastor of the church in Ada.

Surviving are her husband, W. R. VERMILLION, and three sons, Fred [VERMILLION], of Rochester, Roy M. [VERMILLION], of Walkerton, and Ralph D [VERMILLION], of      South Bend.

 

Saturday, February 14, 1931

 

Mrs. Addie SINGER, 77, former resident of Kewanna, died Friday evening in the home of her niece, Mrs. William WILSON, 1514 Main Street, Rochester, where she had made her      home for several months.  Death followed a week’s illness with the influenza.

The deceased [Addie FOX] was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvani on August 6, 1853, the daughter of John and Marie FOX, and most of her life had been spent in Indiana  In  1872 in Kewanna she was married to William SINGER, who is now deceased.  After leaving Kewanna Mrs. Singer resided for several years in Colorado, coming from there to Rochester to make her home with ner niece.  She was a member of the Christian Church.

Surviving are one gradson and one granddaughter, living in Weston, Colorado and a brother, Jacob FOX, also of Colorado.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two


o’clock at the Christian Church in Kewanna.  Rev. BULGER will officiate and burial will be  made in he Kewanna cemetery.

 

Funeral services of J. L. RHODES who was killed in an accident near Elkhart, will be held at the Argos Christian church Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, in charge of Rev. Hiley BAKER.  Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George BARKMAN, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. TRUE, Mr. and Mrs. Herman METZLER, Mr. and Mrs. Charles STAHL, Miss Belle MONTGOMERY, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra JONES and Amos DRUDGE attended the funeral of B. F. BARKMAN held Friday afternoon       at the Bethlehem Baptist church.

 

Monday, February 16, 1931

 

Lake Odess, Michigan, Feb. 16 (U.P.) -  Three boys were drowned when their iceboat crashed through thin ice on Lake Jorda last night and sank.

Two of the boys were Robert HOFFMAN, 15, and James HOFFMAN, 14, brother and sons of Albert HOFFMAN, superintendent of schools here.  The identity of the third youth has not yet been determined.

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Albert Hoffman was formerly superintendent of schools at Argos and also served as principal in the Plymouth high school.

The lads’ parents were reared at Argos.  Mr. Hoffman is the son of Mrs. John HOFFMAN and Mrs. Hoffman is the daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Joe RULE.

Mrs. Hoffman and Mr and Mrs. Rule received word of the drowning last night and left this morning for Odessa to be with the grief stricken parents.

Robert, the older of the two lads, would have been 16 years of age today.  The lads’ parents have been residents of Odessa for the past three years.

The first news dispatches stated that the lads had drowned when an autoimobile which they were driving broke through the ice.  Relatives of the dead lads at Argos today stated that it was an iceboat they were using.

The bodies of the two youths will be brought back to Argos for burial.  Funeral services will be held at Odessa probably Wednesday afternoon.

 

Mrs. Evadean HARBAUGH, 24, wife of Dale HARBAUGH, who is the principal of the Richland Center high school, died Sunday morning at 1:30 at the Kelly Hospital in Argos, following a week’s illness  Death was due to influenza which developed foillowing the birth of      a daughter.

Evadean Sherlin [LEEDY], daughter of Ezra and May LEEDY, was born at Tiosa on    Sept 19, 1906, and all of her life had been spent in the Tiosa community.  On Aug. 18, 1927,       in South Bend she was married to Dale Harbaugh.  She was a member of the Christian church     at Tiosa.

Surviving are her husband, parents and infant daughter, Patsy Jeanette [HARBAUGH].  Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at ten o’clock at the Tiosa Brethren church.      Rev. GEORGE, of Nappanee, will officiate and burial will be made in the Richlad Center cemetery.

The body has been removed to the home of Mrs. Harbaugh’s parents.
IN MEMORIAM

Mable Ethel SWIFT was born in Bijou Hills, Brule county, South Dakota, [and died Friday, February 13, 1931], age 43 years 1 month and 13 days.

At the age of 5 years her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. OSBORN, moved back to  Indiana, their narive state.  This move took them back to the old Osborn homestead, 4-1/2        miles northwest of Culver, Ind., where Mable spent her girlhood days and received her      education near her home.

A good many years ago she united with the M.E. church near the old home and was an active church worker up to the time of her illness.

On June 22, 1916 she was united in marriage to Dent E. SWIFT, moving to Winamac, Ind, where they lived nearly 10 years.  While at Winamac she took an active and sincere      interest in various activities for the betterment of the Christian life.

From Winamac they moved to Rochester where they resided up to Mrch, 1930, and on account of her condition growing worse moved to Macy where she also looked upon as home

Mable, as she liked to be called, loved her friends, loved her home, she always had a smile for the aged and a smile for the young and always a welcome to our home and was a most devoted wife and a home maker.

Her last days of illness was marked by a strong will power to avoid causng any more work or heart aches to those near and dear to her that she could possibly avoid and wore a                smile when she talked of death.  She left this life leaving behind an inspiration of how much     more dearly and sweet life would be to wear a pleasant smile through pain and sorrow and a    pleasant hello to all.  And, as it seems to the writer, to live the life more that God had          intended.

She leaves behind to mourn her loss a husband, Dent E. Swift, of Macy; Geo. W. OSBORN, her father and Clarence OSBORN a brother of Culver, Indiana, and a host of near relatives and friends.

 

Tuesday, February 17, 1931

 

Foster HASLETT, 69, retired produce dealer and practically a life long resident of Rochester, died at 8:15 Monday night at his home at 612 North Madison street.  Death was       due to pneumonia which developed following an attack of influenza.  He had been ill for the        past week.

The deceased was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on January third, 1862 and came to Rochester when a small child.  He is the last of a family of four children.  For many years Mr. Haslett and his brother, Stewart [HASLETT], were engaged in the produce business, having     their establishment on North Main street in Rochester.  They later sold their business to      BEYER BROS.

Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Nora Reno CAPON, two nieces, Mrs. G. C. MARKS, of Anderson and Mrs. Paul BURKE, of Gary, and a nephew, Fred HASSLETT, of  Gary.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o’clock at the residence, in charge of Rev. D. S. PERRY.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Naaman MOORE, 58, two miles east of Athens, died Tuesday morning at six o’clock following an illness of only a week.  Death was due to heart failure and erysipelas.      Mrs. Moore had lived all of her life in Henry Township and was one of the best known     residents of the Athens community.

Emma [KELLER[, daughter of Jonathan and Margaret KELLER, was born in Henry Township on November 10, 1860, and on January 17th, 1891 she was married to Naaman MOORE.

Survivors are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Mabel HARTMAN, of Akron, a son, Estel [MOORE], at home and four grandchildren.  The youngest grandchild, Gail [HARTMAN], had lived with his grandparents since babyhood.

The deceased was a sister of David KELLER, who was killed a few weeks ago when struck by a falling tree.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

Wednesday, Feb ruary 18, 1931

 

Jacob J. KING, 72, prominent resident of Henry township, died Wednesday morning at 1:30 in his home in Akron, death being due to carcinoma of the pancreas  Mr King had been        ill for five weeks, however, his condition had only been regarded as serious for the past few     days.

Jacob J., son of George and Rachel KING, was born on a farm near Disko, in Wabash county, on March 15, 1858, and practically all of his life had been spent in the Akron    community.  He had lived in Akron for 12 years.  On Dec. 24, 1881, he was married to Emma Jane GRINDEL, who passed away 13 years ago.  Later he married Mrs. Margaret ZOLMAN,      of Rochesrter.  Mr King was a member of the Masonic lodge and Evangelical church.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. A. E. STINSON, of Athens, Mrs. Lola BROWN, of North Mancheser, Mrs. Fay MEREDITH, of Akron and Mrs. Ferrell SMITH, of Laketon;  six grandchildren; three brothers, William KING, of Rochester, Orlando KING, of Wabash and Joseph KING, of Tracy, Calif.; one half-sister, Mrs. Willis LEININGER, of     Akron.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Akron Methodist church.  Rev. Clyde MILLER will officiate ad burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Sidney Leslie MAY, 13 year old son of Mrs. Peter BARAKAUSKAS, 411 Jefferson street, died at 3:20 Tuesday afternoon.  The youth had been a semi-invalid for the past five     years, having been injured in an accident while attending the Sherwood Boys’ School in    Chicago.

Sidney Leslie was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Jan. 18, 1918, the son of Samuel Milton and Agnes STEWART MAY, and came to America when three years of age.     His father is deceased.

The youth had lived in Rochester for the past three years coming here with his mother and step-father three years ago from Chicago.  He was a pupil in the seventh grade at the Lincoln school and attended the Grace Methodist Sunday school.  The child was exceptionally bright, despite his physical condition and was the master of eight foreign languages.

Survivig are his mother and step-father, who is a chemist for Armour & Co.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, 1410 Main street, with Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge.  The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 12 to 1.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.


The infant daughter of Joseph and Neva CUNNINGHAM died a few hours after birth Tuesday.  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home and bural was   made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

OBITUARY

Evadean Bernice [SHERLAND HARBAUGH], daughter of Arthur O. and Mae SHERLAND, was born near Tiosa, Indiana, September 1906 and departed this life February 15, 1931, at the age of 24 years, 4 months and 26 days.  Most all of her life has been spent           near the present home in Tiosa.

Later in life, her mother having married Ezre LEEDY of Tiosa, Evadean was adopted into his home and has been a kind daughter indeed.  Love united their hearts and the union has been  full and complete.  She was unselfish and cheerful in the many things she did for both mother   and daddy.  When but a child she would gladly leave her play to help with so many little tasks  that the load might be lighter for those she loved so dearly.

Nor has this zeal ever been broken.  She was always kind to her school-mates and other friends.  Her school work was a joy to her and much care was taken to prepare her work in an original and artistic manner.

She attended High School at Richland Center for three years and completed her fourth year at Rochester with the class of 1924.  To prepare herself for teaching she attended Manchester College the year of 1924 and 1925 and since then had completed a two year course by       attending summer terms.

She was a primary teacher in her home school at Tiosa for four years and was considered one of the outstanding teachers of the county.  Kindness and love won many little hearts and      her work was made easy.  They soon were taught to say Miss Evadeen which to her was the modest way to say Miss Lady.

During her first week at college she met nnd learned to love the young man of her choice.  This love grew into a more sacred relationship and on August 18th, 1927, she was married to  Dale HARBAUGH, of South Bend, Indiana.

She has been a real pal and helpmate.  Ever ready and willing to help with the plans of home and school.  Being a great lover of nature and spent many hours studying and collecting specimens of wood, stones and flowers.

The house in which she lived was made a home for the one she loved.  Into this home, on February 9th came a little daughter, Patsy Jeanette [HARBAUGH].  In a few days the happy mother was stricken with the flu, and in her weakened condition was not able to win the fight    for live.  All the care that loving and skilled hands could give was supplied, but God saw fit to    call his angel hoime.  She was brave to the end and while in a seemingly unconsious condition was heard to say, “The Lord is caring for me.”

Evadeen’s Christian life was begun when she was but a girl of ten, and she was a member of the Tiosa Christian Church.  Her life speaks as a true witness for her Savior.

She leaves to mourn her passing other thn the heartbroken hsband and parents, the little daughter, Patsy Jeanette, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ROGERS of Tiosa, her     husband’s parents and brother, Mr and Mrs. Melvin HARBAUGH and Noble HARBAUGH of South Bend, nd many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Tiosa Brethren Church, Tuesday morning, with Rev. GEORGE, of South Bend, officiating.  Burial was made in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Thursday, February 19, 1931

 

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Friday, February 20, 1931

 

Mrs. Mary DuBOIS CLEMANS, 29, died at 5:30 Friday morning in her home at Adamsboro, near Logansport, Ind.  Death followed an illness of two weeks with complications    of diseases.

Mary, daughter of Thomas and Cora DuBOIS, was born in 1901 on the DuBois  homestead near Nyona Lake, in Fulton County, and most of her life was spent in that     community.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Merrett CLEMANS.  She was a  member of the Chapel Church, south of Green Oak.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Jean [CLEMANS] and Clara Mae [CLEMANS], two sisters, Mrs. Ethel DUEY, near Macy, Mrs. Mabel GEYER, near Nyona  Lake; three brothers, Kourt [DuBOIS] and Ross [DuBOIS], of Nyona Lake, and Howard  [DuBOIS], of Rochester.  Her father died just a few months ago.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Chapel Church and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

 

Following an illness of six years with diabetes, Mathias “Mott” BAUER, 82, retired carpener and pioneer resident of Monterey, died Wednesday evening at eight o’clock.

The deceased was born in Germany on July 2, 1852, son of Jacob and Elizabeth BAUER, and came with his parents to America when only three years of age.  He had lived in Monterey since 1860 and on October 6, 1880 he was married to Mary Ann CRIST.  He was a member of  the St. Ann Church.

Survivors are the widow, and the following children: Joseph [BAUER] and Fred [BAUER], of Monterey, Victor [BAUER], of Chicago; Jacob [BAUER], of Ora; Mrs. Wm. HARDMAN and Mrs. Helen LUCAS, of South Bend, and Mrs. Louis LONG, of Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at nine o’clock a the St. Ann Church in Monerey with Rev. John SCHALL in charge.  Burial will be made in the St. Ann cemetery.

 

John C. GOODRICH, 79, a resident of the Lucerne community for the past 25 years, died Thursday night in his home three miles east of Lucerne.

A daughter, Mrs. Orie CUNNINGHAM, of Roanoke, Ind., and several grandchildren survive.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Ditmire Funeral Parlors in Fulton.  Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Relatives and friends here have been informed of the death of Mrs. Margaret A. HETZNER, 72, of Peru, which occurred at her home in that city, 260 West Third street, early Thursday morning, following a several months illness.  Surviving are her husband, J. D. HETZNER, and a daugher, Mrs. Alice MILLER, wife of Clyde MILLER, former manager of     the Boston Store.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at two o’clock at the Fetter-Allen    funeral home in Peru.
Saturday, February 21, 1931

 

Charles AMISS, well known in the vicinity of Silver Lake and Akron, passed away yesterday afternoon at his farm home southeast of Silver Lake.  Death was due to heart trouble and pneumonia.

 

Monday, February 23, 1931

 

Martin L. PATTERSON, 85, one of the prominent citizens of Akron, who for the past two years has resided at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Jones of this city, passed away in Milton, Fla., Sunday.  Mr. Patterson and Mr. and Mrs. Jones were spending the winter months    in Florida.  Death resulted from a severe attack of indigestion, the deceased having been in ill health for the past four or five weeks.

Martin Luther, son of Daniel and Ruth PATTERSON, was born at Middleton, Henry county, Indiana on May 25th, 1846 and when still a young man he moved to Henry township  where he resided until the past couple of years.  In early life, he followed the occupation of  farming and school teaching, later retiring from these voctions to enter into a partnership in       the hardware business with his brother, William [PATTERSON], in Akron.  He continued in    the latter business for a long period of years until advanced age forced his retirement.  The deceassed was a member of the Akron Mthodist church, and the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges      of that city.  Upon reaching his maturity Mr. Patterson was united in marriage to Deborah BAKER, who passed away when still quite young.  A son, Charles PATTERSON, who was born to this uion, died in Texas three years ago.  On September 9, 1877, Mr. Patterson was        married to Viola HAKINS, the ceremony taking place in Akron.  Mrs. Patterson preceded her husband in death on Dec. 30th, 1929.  A daughter, Mrs. Roy JONES was born to this union,  who with six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, survive.

The body will arrive here tomorrow at which time funeral arrangements will be announced.

 

E[dwin] H. McDOUGLE, age 77, passed away at his home in Fulton Monday morning at 7:45.  Mr. McDougle had been bedfast for three weeks suffering from complications.  He had   been in ill health for the past year.

Born in Fairfield County, Ohio, July 8, 1853, he came with his father and mother to Fulton County in a covered wagon 63 years ago.  On December 3, 1876, he was united in marriage to Martha TILTON who preceded him in death.  He followed the occupation of a     farmer and was a member of the United Brethren Church in Fulton.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Emma STUDEBAKER of Fulton and Mrs. Martha BUREN of Bremen, Ohio and three children, Mrs. H. L. TROUTMAN of Detroit, Mrs. F. B. TROUTMAN of Elmhurst, Illinois and Walter McDOUGLE of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held at the Fulton U.B. church Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN officiating.  Burial will be made at Metea.

 

Mrs. Samuel HOFFMAN, 56, former Argos resident, died Monday morning at 6:30 in the Epworth hospital in South Bend.  Death followed an illness of only one week with complications of diseases.

Mary [WHITE], daugher of Frank and Clara WHITE, was born in Argos on Nov. 2, 1874, and all of her life had been spent there, with the exception of the past two years during which time the family had lived in South Bend.  She was a member of the Argos Christian 


church.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Elizabeth [HOFFMAN] and Nathalie [HOFFMAN], both at home; three brothers, John WHITE, of Wyoming, Harry [WHITE] and James WHITE of Argos, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie WILLIAMS and Dessie [WHITE], of  South Bend.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the residece in   South Bend.  Rev. Hiley BAKER, pastor of the Argos Christian church will officiate, and     burial will be made in the new Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.

 

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Mentone Baptist church for James VanDORAN, aged 72, of Warsaw, a former resident of this city who died Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at his home in Warsaw.  Burial was made in the Mentone cemetery.  Death followed a      lingering illess of several months with complications.  VanDoran had resided in Warsaw for      the past 14 years moving there from this city where he had operated a blacksmith and buggy   repair shop for many years.  He was a member of the Baptist church.  Mr. and Mrs VanDORAN only recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Laura VanDORAN; four daughters, Mrs. Carl RATHFON, of Texas; Mrs. Fred McCARTER, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Stanton       FOTHERGILL, of Kakarusa, and Mrs. Mck HAIMBAUGH, of Mentone; and two sons,       Logan VanDORAN, of Warsaw, and Harold VanDORAN, of Akron.

 

George Leroy [PERDUE], one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar PERDUE, who live on East Tenth street, died this morning.  Survivors are the parents, a brother and a sister.  Burial    was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery this afternoon.

 

Harvey DAVIS, aged 42, an overseas veteran of the World War and the father of five   small children, one a babe in arms, committed suicide at 11 o’clock this morning by hanging himself in the barn at his farm home five miles southeast of Akron.  The suicide was      committed in the presence of his wife and his sister-in-law, Miss Elma KAMP, of Akron who pleaded with him to spare his life.

Ill health and his inability to again lease a farm which he had tenanted for the past six years are given as the cause foir the suicide.  The farm which Davis had tenanted is known as     the Ed CASE farm and is located on the Miami-Fulton county line in Fulton county.

Davis was very deliberate in his plans to commit suicide.  At 10:45 o’clock this morning he enterd the house and after kissing each of his children said goodbye to them and notified        his wife that she need not prepare dinner for him and started for the barn.

Miss Kamp sensed the impendig tragedy and foillowed her brother-in-law to the barn.  She found him standing on a sill at the north end of the barn adjusting a rope around a hayfork track.  Miss Kamp asked Davis what he intended to do and he said “end it all.”

Miss Kamp ran back to the house and told her sister what her husband planned to do.  Miss Kamp and Mrs. Davis then returned to the barn, and both pleaded with Davis not to kill himself reminding [him] that he had five small children, who were dependent on him  The two women tried to pull Davis from the sill but he was beyond their reach.

Davis went on about his plans and seeing that his wife planned to catch him when he jumped calmly shortened the rope which he had tied to the hayfort track so that his wife could          not reach him.

Davis then bid his wife and sister-in-law goodbye and then jumped from the sill. His wife had placed herself at the lowest point of the arc which was made by her husband’s body as it 


swung through the air.  This point permitted the toes of Davis’ feet to be just above her finger-tips.

Mrs. Davis then grabbed a box and caught her husband’s dangling body and supported it while Miss Kamp rushed to the home of a neighbor, Charles SWIHART, and told him of the tragedy.  Swihart cut down the body thinking that perhaps Davis had been unsuccessful in his suicide attempt.

When the body was cut down it was found that life was extinct. Coroner A. E. STINSON was called from this city and after an examination found that Davis had broken his neck when     he made his leap from the barn sill.  Death was instantaneous according to Coroner Stinson.

The deceased was born on a farm southwest of Akron the son of John and Mary DAVIS.  He was educated in the schools of Henry township and was also a student in the Akron High School.  He went from this county in the draft during the World War and after a short training period at Camp Taylor, Ky., was sent overseas where he servd for a year with an artillery        unit.

Survivors include the widow, who was Fay KAMP and three sons, Francis [DAVIS], Richard [DAVIS] and Marvin [DAVIS], and two daughers, Wannetta [DAVIS] and Mildred [DAVIS], four brothers, Charles [DAVIS] of Mentone, Ross [DAVIS], Voris [DAVIS] and Clyde [DAVIS] of Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. Clifford WILHOIT of Akron, and Mrs. Daisy LeMAR of Philadephia, who is the wife of Dr. C. LeMAR who is now in Europe taking a post-graduate course in medicine.

Voris [LOWE], Peter [LOWE] and John LOWE, who live in and near this city are uncles of the dead world war veteran.  Davis has been rather peculiar according to one of his relaives which was ascribed to his experiences in the world war.  No funeral arrangements have been   made.

 

Tuesday, February 24, 1931

 

Mrs. Albert BRIGHT, of Akron, gave birth to a posthumous child Monday.  The child was born dead and burial was made in the afternoon in the Nichols cemetery. Mrs. Bright’s husband, who was the town marshal at Akron, died the first of the month - - - - - - attack of spazmodic croup.

 

Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. Kate HINER, pioneer resident of Miami county.  Mrs. Hiner died follwig a long illness.

 

Funeral services for Harvey DAVIS, aged 42 who committed suicide yesterday morning by hanging himself in the presence of his wife and sister-in-law Miss Elma KAMP will be      held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist Church at Akron.  Rev. Clyde  MILLER and Rev. D. A. CRIST will be in charge.  Burial will be made in the cemetery at  Akron.  The Akron American Legion post of which organization the deceased was a member    will have charge of the services at the graveside.

Following the suicide the body of Mr. Davis was brought to a local undertaking parlor where it was prepared for burial.  It will remain there until Wednesday morning when it will be returned to the home which is located on a farm five miles southeast of Akron on the Fulton-Miami county line.

Davis committed the suicide by hanging himself from a rope which he had tied around a hay fork track in the barn at his country home.   Death was caused by a broken neck according to Coroner A. E. STINSON.


Mrs. Davis and Miss Kamp tried to prevent Davis from killing himself but he refused to listen to their pleading calmly bidding them goodbye as he adjusted the rope around his neck       and jumped from a sill at the north end of the barn.

Ill health and his inability to again lease the farm which he had tenanted for the past six years are given as the cause for the suicide.  Survivors are the widow, five children all at home,  four brothers and two sisters.

 

Funeral services for Martin L. PATTERSON, who died Sunday in Milton, Fla., will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy JONES, 429 West Fifth street.  Rev. T. L. STOVALL will officiate and burial will be made in the           mausoleum in this city.  The body of Mr. Patterson accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Jones      arrived here Tuesday afternoon.

 

Wednesday, February 25, 1931

 

Miss Frances McDONOUGH, aged 72, who lived on a farm one and half miles west      of Grass Creek and who has been a life long resident of Fulton county, died in the St. Joseph Hospital at Logansport at 12:40 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.  Her death followed an operation which was performed last Thursday.  Miss McDonough has been ill since Christmas.  Her condition had been critical for several days.  Surviving is one brother, George       [McDONOUGH], who lives near Grass Creek.  The body was moved from the hospital to a mortuary in Logansport, where it was prepared for burial.  It will remain at the funeral parlor   until Thursday morning at 10 o’clock when funeral services will be held from the St. Ann’s Catholic Church at Kewanna of which organization the deceased was a member.  Father Edward BONNEY will be in charge.  Burial will be made in the St. Ann’s cemetery at Grass Creek.

 

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth NAFE, 93, practically a life long resident of the Loyal community and one of the oldest pioneers of Fulton County, died Tuesday evening at 5:45 in the home of    her son, Earl NAFE, west of Rochester.  Death followed an illness of one week with     pneumonia

The deceased was born in Sandusky County, Ohio on November fourth, 1837, the  daughter of Peter and Mary MEHRLING, and came to Fulton County when only 12 years of    age.  On April 19, 1860 she was married to James H. NAFE, the ceremony being performed at  the home of her parents northwest of Leiters Ford.  Mr. Nafe passed away on July 8th, 1915.  Mrs. Nafe was always very active and took an interest of all the affairs of the community in    which she lived so long.  She was a member of the Advent Church.

Surviving are four sons, Clyde [NAFE], of El Paso, Texas, Charles A. [NAFE], of Chicago, Eugene [NAFE] and Earl [NAFE], west of Rochester, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Nave.  Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

 

Jerome SWIHART, aged 54, a former resident of this city, was found dead in bed in his room in the Hoitel Wise at Elkhart last night by an employee of the hotel.  He had been ill     since Monday.  Coroner Eugene HALDERMAN of Elkhart was called and is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of Swihart’s death.  Mr. Swihart, who was an expert accountant and a lawyer, served as clerk of Rochester for several terms.  He has been a resident     of Elkhart for the past five years.  Survivors are a daughter, two brothers and sis sisters.  The 


body probably will be brought back to this city for burial.

 

The funeral services which were held this afternoon for Harvey DAVIS, farmer of near Akron, who committed suicide Tuesday morning in the presence of his wife and sister-in-law, Miss Elma KAMP, were largely attended.  The services were held in the Methodist Church at Akron.  Burial was made in the cemetery at Akron.  The Akron American Legion Post of which organization the deceased was a member had charge of the services at the graveside.

 

Word was just received here today by friends of the death of Mrs. Vida CORNELIUS, 73, former Rochester resident, in Long Beach, Calif.  She passed away last Thursday, Feb. 19 and funeral services were held on Saturday.  Details of her death were sent here by letter by Mrs.    John BARR, who is spending the winter in Long Beach.  She wrote to Mrs. Harry PAGE.

Mrs. Cornelius suffered injuries which led to her death when she slipped and fell while getting out of the bath tub.  It is thought that she injured her kidneys.  She was taken to a  hospital but gradually grew worse until the end.

The body will be brought to Rochester by relatives in April for burial in the cemetery here.

Mrs. Cornelius [Vida WALLACE] was born in Rochester and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert WALLACE, prominent citizens of the community.  She married Fred CORNELIUS, who preceded her in death in 1911.  Shortly after his demise she moved to Long Beach with her daughter Ann [GUYNN] and outside of periodical visits back here has made        that her home ever since.  She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Everett GUYNN, with whom   she made her home.

 

Thursday, February 26, 1931

 

The funeral services for the late Jerome SWIHART, who was found dead in a room at a hotel in Elkhart Tuesday night, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Church of God at Elkhart.  Burial will be made at Elkhart.  Swihart, who was a traveling salesman, is a former resident of this city.  He served three terms as clerk of the town of Rochester.  Coroner Eugene HOLDEMAN of Elkhart is conducting an investigation into the death of Mr. Swihart.

 

Rochester friends received word yesterday of the death of Mrs. Esther FRANKLIN, former resident of this city, which oiccurred in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 18th.  Funeral services   were held in Cincinnati last Friday.  The deceased who was the widow of the late Benjamin F. FRANKLIN, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Helen WOLFF, of Chicago, and Mrs. Florence MICHAELSON, of Cincinnati.

 

Friday, February 27, 1931

 

M. A. CHESTNUT received word of the death of his mother, Mrs. Emma CHESTNUT, which occurred at her home at Iron Mountain, Michigan, Thursday morning.  No particulars as    to the cause of death were received.  Mrs. Chestnut was a former resident of this community, having moved from here about fifteen years ago.  The body will be brought to Mexico where the funeral services will be held Sunday afernoon at 2:30.  Burial will also be made at Mexico.
Saturday, February 28, 1931

 

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Thomas GARN, aged 81, farmer who lives one-half mile north of Culver.  Burial was made in the cemetery at Culver.  Death, which occurred Wednesday night, followed a stroke of paralysis suffered a week previous.

 

Friends in this city have received word of the death of William FEENEY, a sergeant of detectives in the Indianapolis police department, which occurred Thursday afternoon in a     hospital at Indianapolis from double pneumonia.  Mr. Feeney was taken ill last Tuesday.  The deceased was well known in this city where he had spent many summers at Lake Manitou.

 

Dr. J. W. EIDSON, aged 72, of Plymouth, who was well known in this city, was stricken dead with apoplexy at the door of his home in Plymouth at noon yesterday after   returning from his downtown office.  At one time Dr. Eidson, who was born and reared near  Tiosa, was prominent in medical circles in northern Indiana, but for the past few years had practiced law.  He served as deputy prosecutor and also as justice of the peace at Plymouth.  Dr. Eidson’s health started to fail at the time his brother, Marcy EIDSON, received burns on Christmas Day at the Bert LEEDY home north of this city which caused his death.  Survivors    are the widow and a son.  Barney PERSCHBACHER, of this city is a nephew of the deceased.

 

Monday, March 2, 1931

 

Mrs. Ida May BAGGERLY, age 55, died at the St. Joseph Hospital in Logansport, Sunday morning at five o’clock.  Mrs. Baggerly was removed to the hospital one week ago.     She suffered a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago.

Ida May [KELLY], daughter of John and Matilda KELLY, was born in Benton County, Indiana, October 20, 1875.  Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to John BAGGERLY who survives.  They have lived in the Fulton community for the past ten years.

Surviving, other thn the husband, are one sister, Mrs. Jennie SIX of Lafayette and one brother, Elmer KELLY of South Bend.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at ten o’clock at the Fulton United Brethren Church with Rev. W. H. FRANKLIN officiating.  Burial will be made in the      I.O.O.F. cemetery at Alexandria, Indiana.

 

Mrs. Emily SNIDER, 89, who spent most of her life in the Deedsville community, died Sunday morning at 11:30 in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Lambert, Maywood,      Illinois.  Death followed an illness of two weeks with kidney trouble.

The deceased [Emily BODEN] was born at Bluffton, Ind., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BODEN.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Solomon SNIDER, who passed away  30 years ago.  Since her husband’s death she had made her home with her children.  She was a member of the United Brethren Church at Twelve Mile.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Alice LAMBERT, of Maywood, Ill., Mrs. Mary MILLER, of Twelve Mile, Mrs. Sarah MERLEY, of Akron, and Mrs. Elizabeth     KOTTERMAN, of Deedsville; one son, Oliver SNIDER, north of Akron; 13 grandchildren       and 12 great-gradchildren.  A son, Bert SNIDER, died a year ago.

The body was brought to Akron Sunday night.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Bunnell Funeral Home in Plymouth for Merle MOON, 30, former residet of Argos, who died a few days ago at his home in     Chicago.  Death was due to ulcers of the stomach, and followed a short illness.

Mr. Moon is survived by his father, L. C. MOON, now living in Hobart, Ind., and  several sisters.  Those attending the funeral from Rochester were:  Rev. F. C. MOON, Mr. and Mrs. Elzie BLACKBURN and family, and Mrs. Bert LEEDY.

 

Tuesday, March 3, 1931

 

Mrs. Catherine WALTERS, 85, one of the best known pioneer residents of Richland Township, died Monday afternoon at 4:30 in her home three miles west of Richland Center.   Death followed an illness of two weeks with pneumonia and complications.

Catherine [JOHNSON], daughter of John and Mary JOHNSON, was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, on March 19, 1845, and was one of a family of seven children.  In 1850 the  Johnson family moved to Fulton County, the trip being made by oxen team.  On October 26, 1865 she was united in marriage to Robert WALTERS, the ceremony taking place at the       home of her parents and all of her married life was spent in the home where she died.  Mrs.  Walters was a life-long member of the Bethel Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. C. E. ANDERSON, of Plymouth, Mrs. Charles SHAFER, of Indianapolis and Mrs. Irvin WALTERS, of Richland Township, two sons, Irvin [WALTERS] and Perry WALTERS, of Richland Towship; four grandchildren, Robert M. [WALTERS] and Russell WALTERS, of Richland Township; Gaylord SHAFER and Miss Lora SHAFER, of Indianapolis.  Mrs. Fred AGSTER, of Rochester, is a sister.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist Church in Rochester.  Rev. T. L. STOVALL will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Andrew CRIPPEN, who was engaged in the cement vault business in Chili, died at eleven o’clock last evening.  Death was due to influenza.  Mr. Crippen was well known in Rochester where he had often visited.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at      two o’clock in Chili.

 

Wednesday, March 4, 1931

 

Through an error the name of Mrs. Ida OVERMYER, of Richland township, a daughter, was omitted from the list of survivors of he late Mrs. Catherine WALTERS.

 

Edward BARRETT, aged 26, of Lucerne, died in a hospitl at So. Bend Monday night following a short illness.  He is survived by his mother, three brothers and two sisters.

 

Thursday, March 5, 1931

 

Samuel BEEBER, 88, Civil War veteran and a former resident of Rochester, died Wednesday morning at 5:30 at his home in Los Angeles, California, according to word       received by his niece, Miss Belle BEEBER.  Deah was due to a heart attack and followed a      short illness.

Mr. Beeber is the last of seven brothers, all of whom served in the Civil War.  For many years he lived in Rochester, where he followed the trade of painter.  Five years ago Mr. and    


Mrs. Beeber moved to California, where they had since resided, returning frequently on visits.   Only last summer they spent three months here with their niece, Miss Beeber.

Surviving are his wife and son, Morton BEEBER, whose address is unknown.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon in Los Angeles.  Burial will be made there.

 

George Washington DUFF, aged 84, died at five o’clock this morning at the home of his son, George, who lives on a farm seven miles southwest of Argos.  Death was due to complications incident to old age.  He had been ill for several years.  The deceased was born in Ohio on June 1 1864, and lived in that state until seven years ago when he came to Indiana        He was a farmer.  Survivors are the widow and nine children, George [DUFF] at whose home      he died, Mrs. Oren MUSSEMAN, Macy; Mrs. Harry MASTELLAR, of Akron, who is now  enroute by motor to Florida; Mrs. Charles EDINGTON, Mrs. Bert ALWARD, Ralph [DUFF]     and Joseph DUFF, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Clyde BASHORE, St. John, Mich., and W. W.    DUFF, of North Mancheser.  Funeral services will be held from the Poplar Grove church west    of Argos at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Hiley BAKER of the Argos Christian church in  charge.  Burial will be made in he Poplar Grove cemetery.

 

Friday, March 6, 1931

 

By the will of the late Samuel BECHTELHEIMER who died a few years ago at his home near Disko, his widow received all of his property including a store and the building which   housed it at Disko which was owned by the deceased.  Delno BECHTELHEIMER is name executor of his father’s estate.

 

Hiram Henry RARRICK, 65, former resident of Leiters Ford, died at five o’clock  Thursday afternoon at his home in South Bend, following a two weeks’ illness.  Death was due   to erysipelas, heart trouble and other complications.

The deceased was born in Leiters Ford on April 9, 1865 the son of Stephen and Sarah RARRICK and lived all of his life in that community with the exception of the past ten       years.  Since living in South Bend he was employed as a watchman for the Grand Trunk     railroad.

Mr. Rarrick was married in Milford, Ind., on August 18, 1892 to Eva GOOD.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kewanna, the Knights of Pythias in South Bend, and the Maccabees in Monterey.

Surviving are his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Emma LOFTUS, of Gary, and Mrs. Alice LORING, of Michigan; a brother, Schuyler [RARRICK], of Canada, who was at his brother’s bedside when he passed away.  There are also a number of nieces and nephews, among them   being Mrs. Hazel METZGER, of South Bend, whom Mr. and Mrs. Rarrick raised.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Methodist Church in Leiters Ford with the Rev. S. WELLS, of Kokomo, officiating.  Masons from Kewanna will have   charge of the services and burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

 

Saturday, March 7, 1931

 

Charles James MOORE, 37, formerly of Athens and who had served in the United States Army for a number of years, died Friday at a hospital in Fort Bliss, Texas, according to word received here by relatives.  The cause of his death was not given in the message.

The deceased was born in the Athens community on March 15, 1893 the son of Isaac and


Sarah Elizabeth MOORE.  In 1916 he enlisted in the United States Army and served until     1925, re-enlisting in 1928.  Surviving are three brothers, David [MOORE], of Denver, Ind., William [MOORE], of Athens, and Clarence [MOORE] of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs.     Effie COX, near Millark, Alfretta CAMP, of Akron, and Rethal MOORE, of Newcastle.

The body will be returned here for funeral services and burial.  Upon arrival here the body will be taken to the Foster funeral parlors where it will remain until the day of the funeral.  Services will be held at the Mt. Hope church in Athens and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.  The date of the funeral will be announced in Monday’s News-Sentinel.

 

Monday, March 9, 1931

 

Mrs. Harvey McKEE, 34, died shortly after noon Monday at the Woodlawn hospital, the result of complications which developed following a serious operation.  She had been ill for        the past five weeks and submitted to the operation ten days ago.

Jewell [OLSEN], daughter of Theodore and Margaret OLSEN, was born in Tennessee on Oct. 12, 1896, and came to Fulton county with her parents when a small child.  The remainder    of her life was spent here and 15 years ago in St. Joseph, Mich., she was married to Harvey McKEE.  Mr. and Mrs. McKee lived on a farm northwest of Rochester for several years and only last week Mr. McKee moved his family to a farm near Bruce Lake Station.

Mrs. McKee was a member of the Home Makers Club and attended Richland Center church.  Before her marriage she attended the Baptist church in Rochester.  Surviving are her husband, three children, Jean [McKEE], Eva [McKEE] and Betty [McKEE], her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theo OLSEN, east of Rochester, three sisters, Mrs. Clyde COLLINS and Mrs. Irvin MYERS, near Bruce Lake Station, and Mrs. Owen SEVERNS, of Peru, and a brother,       Howard OLSEN, of Rochester.

The body will be removed to the McKee home as soon as the roads are passable.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

 

Mrs. Salvina FOGLESONG TURNER, 56, died Monday morning at six o’clock at the home of her son, A. E. FOGLESONG, in Leiters Ford.  Death was due to complications of diseases and followed an illness of two years.

The deceased had lived in Leiters Ford for the past year and a half, moving there from Burlington, Ind.  Surviving are three sons, A. E. [FOGLESONG], Robert [FOGLESONG] and Levon FOGLESONG, of Leiters Ford.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

OBITUARY

Samuel O. BEEBER, was born Oct. 24, 1842, in White Deer Valley, Pa., and passed out at West Los Angeles, Caif., March 4, 1931.

He was born the son of George and Mary Ann BEEBER having six brothers and one sister.  The family moved to Rochester, Ind.,  number of years before the Civil war.

Six of the brothers with their father volunteered to serve in the Civil War and all served but the father who was barred from service by physical disabilities.  They took part in hard   fought battles but lived to tell the story, four being commissioned officers, two Capt. and two Lieut., Samuel being the last of the family.

In Oct. 1925 he moved to California and is survived by his widow, Laura E. BEEBER, and four nieces:  Miss Belle BEEBER, of Rochester, Mrs. Ruth TODHUNTER, Kokomo;      Mrs. Mary PARKER, Argos and Maud BEAGLES, South Bend, Ind.


 

Tuesday, March 10, 1931

 

The body of Charles MOORE, former resident of the Athens neighborhood, who died last Saturday in the base hospital at Fort Bliss, Tex., will arrive in this city early Thursday      morning over the Erie railroad.  The funeral service will be held from the Church of God at  Athens Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. T. J. STEENBERGEN will be in charge.  Burial will be made   in the Athens cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Harvey McKEE, who died in the Woodlawn hospital Monday following an operation, will be held from the Community church at Bruce Lake Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.  Rev. William BULGER of Kewanna will have charge of the services assisted by Rev. T. J. GILMER.  Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

 

Wednesday, March 11, 1931

 

The members of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion post will have charge of the funeral services for the late Charles MOORE, of Athens, who died Saturday at the base hospital in      Fort Bliss, Texas.  The services are to be held at the Church of God in Athens, Thursday  afternoon at two o’clock, and members of the Legion are asked to meet at the church at 1:45.

 

Charles Arnold WHITTENBERGER, 71, formerly city councilman and at one time street commissioner of Peru died last night at his home in Peru following a stroke of apoplexy.  Mr. Whittenberger was well known in this city and has a number of relatives in Fulton county.  He had spent many summers at his cottage on Wolfe’s Point.

 

Thursday, March 12, 1931

 

Rochester friends have just received word of the death of H. E. HALEY which occurred at his home in Selina, Ohio, the latter part of January.  Death was due to diabetis and   complications.  Mr. Haley was engaged in the real estate business in this community at one    time and is the one that laid out Fairview Heights on the east side of Lake Manitou.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel M. SEIGERT, aged 42, of 528 North Logan Street, Mishawaka, a former resident of Fulton, will be held from the home in Mishawaka at 2      o’clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. Clyde C. YOEMAN pastor of the First Methodist Church     of Mishawaka, will officiate.  Burial will be made in the Fairview Cemetery at Mishawaka.      The deceased whose maiden name was [Ethel M.] POORMAN, was born in Fulton on July 9, 1888 and had been a resident of Mishawaka for the past 21 years.  Mrs .Seigert died Tuesday    night at 10:10 o’clock followig an illness of 20 minutes from acute indigestion.  Survivors besides the husband, Herman SEIGERT, are the mother, Mrs. Gillie BIERWIRTH, and three brothers, James Earl POORMAN, Omer Lee POORMAN and William L. POORMAN, all of Mishawaka.
Friday, March 13, 1931

 

OBITUARY

Mrs. Jewell McKEE, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore OLSEN, was born at Grassy Cove, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1896, and departed this life March 9,1931 at the age of 34 years, 4    months and 25 days.  When she was a year and a half old she moved with her parents to      Paxton, Ill., and later she came with her parents to Rochester, Ind., where she grew to womanhood.

She [Jewell OLSEN] was united in marriage to Harve A. McKEE, March 25, 1916. To this union four children were born, Heniletta [McKEE], who died in infancy; Jean [McKEE], Eva [McKEE] and Betty [McKEE], survive with the husband and father.

She also leaves one brother, Howard OLSEN, of Rochester, Ind., three sisters, Mrs.   Clyde COLLINS, Mrs. Irvin MEYER, of near Kewanna, Ind., and Mrs. Owen SEVERNS, of Peru, Ind., her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore OLSEN, of Rochester, Ind., and      many other relatives and friends.

She became a member of the Baptist church in Rochester, Ind., at the age of nineteen years and died in this faith.

She was an obedient daughter, a loving wife and mother and a good neighbor.  Her many friends will greatly miss her.

 

Saturday, March 14, 1931

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, March 16, 1931

 

Calvin Kuhn BITTERS, son of William and Catharine KUHN BITTERS, was born at Bloomsburg, Penn., January 18, 1855, entered celesstian life Sunday evening, March 15, 1931, from his home 1102 Jefferson street, Rochester, Ind., aged 76 years, 1 month and 27 days.

The deceased came to Indiana with his parent when he was a child of two years, thus nearly his entire life has been spent in Fulton county, the family home being at Akron.  In his young manhood Cal was a brick mason, having worked with his father and brothers in the construction of several business buildings in Rochester.  He was a graduate in Science in 1878, and again in law in 1880, at Valparaiso College.  Until the present he has maintained a law and insurance office in Masonic Temple building, being quite successful and holding the friendship       of many citizens.

Mr. Bitters served as Reporter for the Fulton Circuit Court for over thirty-five years, and was a respected member of the Fulton County Bar.  Politically he was a consistent Jeffersonian Democrat, a staunch supporter of the Federal Constitution, and an untiring advocate of the Eighteenth Amendment.  In his relations to spiritual thought he was a confirmed Methodist, always squaring his actions by his measure of love for the Divine Will.

On November 10, 1886, Calvin K. Bitters and Miss Mary A. MERCER were united in marriage in this city.  To their union twin daughters were bor, Edith [BITTERS] and Edna [BITTERS], and they and their mother are left to lament the loss they feel.  Three sisters and   three brothers survive, viz.: Mrs. Estle GAST, Mrs. Sadie REID, Mrs. Jessie DAY, of        Akron; Dr. Franklin P. BITTERS, Indianapolis; Martin M. BITTERS, Rochester; Chester C. BITTERS, Elkhart, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock,


Rev. Thomas L. STOVALL, Grace M.E. Church, in charge.  Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

James CULP, 57, well known farmer living south of Green Oak, died at five o’clock Saturday evening.  Death was due to complications of diseases and followed an illnes of only    one week.

The deceased was born in Virginia but practically all of his life had been spent in Fulton county.  He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.  Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Margaret PETTY, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock in Chili.  Burial will be made in the Chili cemetery.

 

Mrs. O. L. CRAIG, aged 89, who moved to this county a few months ago from Kansas, died this morning at the home of her grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Oval McINTYRE, who live    on a farm, one and half miles northeast of Athens.  Death was caused by pneumonia which developed following an attack of the flu.  The deceaased had been ill but two weeks.  Obituary   and funeral arrangements will be carried in the News-Sentinel Tuesday.

 

Mrs. James CARTER, aged 68, life-long resident of Wayne township, died this morning at her home six miles southwest of Kewanna.  She had been ill for the past nine years with  kidney trouble and complications.  The deceased [Minnie M. CRAWFORD] was born on a      farm near Logansport on June 5, 1862, the daughter of Thomas and Nancy CRAWFORD.  In October, 1888, she was married to James CARTER, who survives as do two daughters, Mrs. Nettie GREER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Emma STEEL, Denver, five sons, John [CARTER],   Thomas [CARTER], and William [CARTER], of Kewanna, and Fayette [CARTER] and             Merle [CARTER] at home, a sister, Mrs. Reba SPHLINK, of Detroit, Mich., two brothers, Walter [CRAWFORD] of Logansport, and John [CRAWFORD], of Indianapolis, a half-sister,     a step-sister and 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held   Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the hoime with the Rev. Thomas BULGER, of    Kewanna, in charge.  Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 1931

 

Miss Mary PRILL, aged 16, an honor student of the Junior Class in the Rochester High School, died this morning at 9:40 o’clock at her home 1129 South Elm street, a victim of infantile paralysis.  The deceased had been ill for the past two months but only seriously since Saturday night at which time she lapsed into unconsciousness rallying only for short periods   until she passed away.

The student body of the Rochester High School was greatly shocked this morning when the death of Miss Prill was announced by Principal Fred RANKIN.  The deceased was an honor student and was well liked by both her fellow pupils and her teachers.  In student activities      Miss Prill was a member of the Girl’s Reserves.  Prior to her entrance into high school Miss  Prill was a student at the Columbia grade school building.

Miss Prill was born in this city on March 7, 1915 and had resided here all of her life.  She was a daughter of Ray and Nellie McHENRY PRILL.  Her mother preceded her in death several years ago.  Miss Prill was a regular attendant at the Baptist Sunday School in this city.

Survivors are her father, who is employed as a baker in Logansport, four sisters, Devoris [PRILL], Chicago, Mildred [PRILL], Zola [PRILL] and Elizabeth [PRILL] at home and three brothers, Donald [PRILL] who is an enlisted man in the Navy, Claude [PRILL] and Gerald


[PRILL] at home.

No funeral arrangemets have been made pending receipt of word from the brother, Donald, but because of the nature of the disease from which Miss Prill died, the services will              have to be private.

 

The body of Mrs. Diana V. CRAIG, aged 89, widow of Abel CRAIG, who died Monday morning at the home of her grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Oval McINTYRE, who live on a       farm north of Athens will be taken to Lyndon, Kansas, her former home for funeral services        and burial.  Death was caused by pneumonia which folowed a two weeks’ illness caused by the  flu.  She [Diana V. HACKETT] was the daughter of William and Mary HACKETT and was    born in Seneca county, Ohio.

After her marriage the deceased moved to this county in 1863 and with her husband settled on a farm near this city.  In 1896 Mr. and Mrs. Craig moved to Lawrence, Kans., where they    took up a claim.  Later they moved to Lyndon, Kans., where Mr. Craig died several years ago.

Mrs. Craig then came to this county to live.  Survivors are a daughter, Mary [CRAIG], at Hawthorne, Cal., and a son, Bert [CRAIG] of this city, 9 grandchildren and 22 great-   grandchildren.

 

Wednesday, Marcy 18, 1931

 

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Diana CRAIG, who died at the home of her grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Oval McINTYRE near Athens Monday, will be held from the     home of her son, Bert CRAIG, 4414 West Street , Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  Rev.          A. L. LONGENBAUGH pastor of the United Brethren Church will be in charge.  The body      will then be shipped to Lyndon, Kans, Mrs. Craig’s former home, where it will be buried at      the side of her husband, Abel CRAIG, who died several years ago.

 

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence at 1129 South Elm street for Miss Mary PRILL, member of the junior class of the Rochester high   school who died Tuesday morning after a short illness from infantile paralysis.  The service      will be conducted by Rev. J. B. GLEASON, pastor of the First Baptist church of which    religious denomination the deceased was a member.  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  Due to the nature of the disease from which Miss Prill died the funeral services will    be private.  So that friends may view the remains it has been arranged to place the casket of    Miss Prill at the front window in her home from 12:00 p.m. Thursday until the hour of the  funeral

 

OBITUARY.

Mrs. Mary Estella [POLLEY] HARDMAN, 50, of 662 Woodlawn Ave., Massilon, Ohio, died at the city hospital after a short illness.  She is survived by her husband, B. F. HARDMAN; two sisters, Mrs. Charles MARCELLUS, Defiance, Ohio, and Mrs. Flora  WILSON, Kewanna, Ind., and four brothers, Philo [POLLEY] and Lewis POLLEY, of    Rochester, Frank POLLEY of Kewanna and Alvin POLLEY of Leiters Ford.  Mrs. Hardman    was a member of the Wesley Methodist church and Eastern Star Lodge.  Funeral services were  held on February 27th at 2:00 o’clock at the residence and at 2:30 at the Wesley Methodist  church.  The Reverends Grant PERKINS and J. V. ORRIN, former pastors of the church officiating.  Intermet was made in Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Thursday, March 19, 1931

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, March 20, 1931

 

Mrs. Hannah Katherine BELT, 76, life long resident of Fulton County, died at ten minutes of six Friday morning at the home of her daugher, Mrs. Henry OVERMYER, 1812    24th street, in South Bend.  Mrs. Belt had been ill for several weeks at her daugher’s home and Monday fell and fractured her hip wen attempting to get out of bed.

The deceased was born in Fulton County, the daugher of Joseph and Nancy ROBBINS.  Forty-six years ago she was married to John BELT, now deceased.  For many years Mrs. Belt  lived with Mr. and Mrs. Charles KEPLER, in Rochester, going to South Bend after she      became ill.

Mrs. Belt was a member of the Baptist Church in Rochester and the Rebekah Lodge at Green Oak.  Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Overmyer, of South Bend, two sons, Glen      BELT, of Hollywood, California, and Rex BELT, of San Diego, California, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist Church with Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge.  Burial will be made in the Shelton cemetery south of  Rochester.

 

Saturday, March 21, 1931

 

Mrs. J. D. PONTIOUS, 67, former resident of Rochester, died Friday evening at her home in Hammond, Ind.  Death was due to paralysis and followed a week’s illess.

Mr. and Mrs. Pontious moved to Hammond from Rochester 35 years ago.  Her maiden name was Elizabeth CLARK.  She was a member of the Baptist church, Rebekah and Maccabee lodges.

Surviving are her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Lulu RICHMOND, of Goshen, and Mrs. Barney WILHELM, of Hammond, and a brother, Fred CLARK, of Peru.  Funeral services will    be held Monday afternoon at one o’clock at Hammond.  Burial will be made in the Hammond cemetery.

 

Monday, March 23, 1931

 

William B. NUTT, aged 87, one of the pioneer farmers of Indiana and widely known here, died at his home on 1320 Monroe street at 1:30 Saturday afternoon after a month’s illness       from paralysis.  His death had not been unexpected due to his age and the seriousness of his illness.

He was born in Montgomery county near Crawfordsville, Ind., on Feb. 18, 1884, and as a young man moved with his parents to Benton county where he took up the occupation of  farming.  He was among the few pioneers left living who could recall herding cattle on the  prairies of Benton county before there were any fences erected and land was put under     cultivation.  He owned and operated a farm in Benton county for many years.

Twenty-four years ago he moved to Rochester and since then has led a retired life.  His wife, who was Malvina LIPSCOMBE, preceded him in death some years ago.  He was a    member of the Christian church.


He is survived by three sisters, by two sons, Oliver [NUTT] of Safford, Ala., and Roy [NUTT], of Kewanna, by two daughters, Mrs. William GRAY, of Fulton, and Mrs. Frank NEWCOMER, of Indianapolis, by fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the home with Rev. Roy M. JOHNSTON of the Christian church officiating.  Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Grossman Chapel in Argos for Mrs. Sylvester BEACH, age 21, who died Saturday morning at Battle Creek, Mich.  Mrs. Beach was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. LOWREY, of Argos, and a former resident of    that place.  Survivors are one child and the parents, Rev. Paul REISEN, pastor of the Argos   M.E. church, officiated and burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

 

Mrs. Mary GILBERT COOK, aged 83, died Sunday morning at one a.m. at her home in Culver.  Mrs. Cook suffered a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago and was in ill health since      that time.

Mrs. Cook was born in Paris, France, November 10, 1847, and came to America with her parents when she was three years of age.  She was left an orphan when she was five years old    and moved with some distant relatives to near Providence, O.  There on July 12, 1866, she was united in marriage to William COOK, who survives her.  They moved to the Richland Center community where they resided for 30 years.  Their residence has been in Culver for the past 17 years.  She was a member of the Bethel church which is located near Richland Center.

Mr. and Mrs. Cook were believed to have been married longer than any other couple in Marshall county.  They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 12.

Survivors other than the husband are five sons, Frank [COOK], of LaPorte, Fred [COOK] and William [COOK] of South Bend, Ed [COOK] of Culver, Dan [COOK] of near Leiters       Ford and one daughter, Mrs. Anna KALEY of South Bend, and 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Richland Center Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. F. WILMERT of the Culver Evangelical church officiating.  Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

 

Sarah Luetta POLLEY, 62, life long resident of Fulton county, died Saturday      morning at her home in Kewanna.  Death followed an illness of only one week with influenza   and complications.

The deceased was born near Tiosa on Nov. 13, 1868, and upon reaching womanhood she was married to Frank POLLEY.  She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband and four children, Mainard POLLEY, Mrs. Cleo GALATINE and Mrs. Malvella QUERRY, all of South Bend, and Mrs. Lola DIXON, of LaPorte; a sister, Mrs. Rena COUEN, of South Bend, and a brother, Alva CRANFIELD, of Buchanan, Mich.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Kewanna Christian church.  Rev. PEARSON will officiate and burial will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters      Ford.

 

Following an illness of ten months, Mrs. Mary E. BIDDINGER WAGONER, 66, died at 9:30 Sunday evening in her home three miles north of Leiters Ford.  Death was due to complications of diseases.

Mary E., daughter of Jonas and Sarah BIDDINGER, was born in Fulton County on June 22, 1864 and all of her life was spent in the Leiters Ford community.  On November 6th,     


1898 she was married to W. Lee WAGONER.  She was a member of the Church of God.

Surviving are her husband, five sons, Harvey [WAGONER], of Logansport, Byron [WAGONER], of Leiters Ford, Lewis [WAGONER], of Midland, Michigan, Aaron  [WAGONER], of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and Frank [WAGONER], at home.  There are 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist church.  Rev. Samuel STRANG, of Lapaz, will officiate and burial will be made in   the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Tueday, March 24, 1931

 

Friends in Macy have received word of the death of Archie B. WILKERSON, aged 44, a former resident of Macy, who died while being taken to the Veterans hospital in Dayton, O.,   from Peru Sunday afternoon.  During the World War he was a member of Company I of 152nd Infantry, 185th Division.  No funeral arrangements have been made.

 

Wednesday, March 25, 1931

 

Milton Wayne KESSLER, 50, Aubbeenaubbee Township farmer, died suddenley at eleven o’clock Tuesday night in his home one mile north of Leiters Ford.  Death was due to neuralgia of the heart.  Mr. Kessler had been aubject to heart attacks but his condition had never been     regarded as serious.

The deceased was born near Royal Center on August 25, 1870, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney KESSLER.  On February second, 1903 he was married to Jane COLEMAN, at Royal Center and 16 years ago they moved to the Leiters Ford community.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge at Royal Center.

Surviving are the widow, three sons and one daughter, Sidney L. [KESSLER], and Ralph E. [KESSLER], of South Bend, Wayne C. [KESSLER] ad Betty Ruth [KESSLER], at        home; twin granddaughters, Wava [KESSLER] and Jean KESSLER, and two grandsons, Joe [KESSLER] and John Milton KESSLER, all of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. A. D.       LYONS, Logansport, and Miss Ida KESSLER, of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 1:30 at the home with Rev. C. B. ROUCH, Morocco, Ind., officiating.  Burial will be made in Royal Center.

 

Thursday, March 26, 1931

 

Mrs. Fredrica BRIGHT, 83, well known pioneer resident of Akron, died Wednesday evening at six o’clock in the A. A. TATMAN home in Akron.  She had been bedfast for the    past two months and death was due to heart trouble and complications.

Fredrica [GAST], daughter of Andrew A. and Marie GAST, was born in New York City in October 1847 and came with her parents to Akron when a child.  In 1870 she was married to David BRIGHT, now deceased.  Mrs. Bright was a member of the Evangelical Church.

Surviving are two sons, Homer [BRIGHT] and Ernest L. [BRIGHT], of Los Angeles, California, two daughters, Mrs. Daisy GRAHAM, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Maude BRIGHT, of Bellefontain, Ohio; three brothers and one sister, A. A. GAST and R. N. GAST      of Akron, A. A. GAST and Mrs. Della WILLIAMS, of Los Angeles, California; six  grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Akron Methodist


Church.  Rev. MILLER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Milton KISTLER, 60, will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the home, one mile south of Leiters Ford, with Rev. C. B. ROUSH, of Morocco, Ind.,       officiating.  The K. of P. lodge will be in charge.  Burial will be made in Royal Center.  Mr.    and Mrs. John Preston MOODY, of Fremont, Ind., are in Leiters Ford to attend the services.

 

Friday, March 27, 1931

 

Harvey CLARY has received a telegram telling of the death of his nephew, Alton  CLARY, aged 28, of St. Louis, who was killed in an automobile accident near Effingham, Ill., on Wednesday night.  The deceased who was a traveling salesman for supplies used in              beauty parlors was entoute from Indianapolis to his home in St. Louis when the accident   occurred.  The details of the accident were not learned by Mr. Clary.  The body was removed to    the home of the father, George CLARY, in Chicago where funeral services are to be held  Saturday.  The deceased was well known in this city.  While enroute to this city last New Years Eve to spend the holiday with his uncle he was held up by two bandits near Meixco who relieved him of his car and $58.

 

Frederick HARTLE, 74, well known farmer residing in the Mt. Hope neighborhood near Leiters Ford passed away at his home at 5 o’clock Thursday evening.  Death resulted from   diabetes and complications after an illness of a year’s duration.  The deceased had resided in that locality for the past 31 years.

Frederick, son of Jacob and Helen HARTLE, was born in Pontiac, Ill., on Sept. 20, 1854.  On Feb. 26, 1878, he was united in marriage to Youse HARTLE.  The deceased was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist Protestant church.

Survivors are the widow, two sons, Alvin [HARTLE] of Culver, and F. E. HARTLE, of South Bend; a brother, Samuel [HARTLE], who resides in California and three grandchildren.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. COLLINS will be held at the Mt. Hope church Sunday afternoon at one o’clock.  Burial will be made in the [Leiters] Ford cemetery.

 

Paul YATES, 22, life-long resident of Argos, passed away at his hoime on 319 East Fremont street Thursday morning at nine o’clock.  Death resulted from a tubercular infection        of the throat.

Paul, son of Charles and Grace YATES, was born on November 11th, 1908 and attended the Argos school where he made a wide acquaintance with the younger people throughout that community.  Upon completion of his school work he engaged in various forms of      employment until his health forced his retirement.  Survivors are the parents, two brothers, Walter [YATES] and William [YATES], and two sisters, Helen [YATES] and Jennie                 [YATES], at home.

Funeral services will be held at the Argos Christian Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Interment will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

 

Rochester residents were informed Friday morning of the death of Mrs. Joseph HEFFLEFINGER, 70, which occurred Thursday evening at 7:15 in her home in Gary.  She      had been in failing health for several months and death was due to paralysis.

Mrs. Hefflefinger’s maiden name was Dora PEARSON, daughter of the late Nelson and Polly PERSON, and was born and raised in Miami County near Peru.


Mr. and Mrs. Hefflefinger lived in Rochester for a number of years, moving to East Gary three years ago.  Surviving are her husband and several children.  One daughter, Mrs. Wash HAMLETT, lives in Rochester but has been at her mother’s bedside for several weeks.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon in Peru.  The funeral party will pass through Rochester enroute to Peru around noon Sunday.

 

Saturday, March 28, 1931

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph HEFFLEFINGER, formerly of Rochester, who died Thursday evening in her home in East Gary, will be held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the United Brethren Church in Peru.  Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in          Peru.

 

Frank ROBINSON, 60 year old Tippecanoe resident, was found dead, his neck broken, under a pile of debris and framework in the ruins of an old house on the Eldridge SPENCER    farm near Tippecanoe Friday evening by a son.

Fred Robinson, returning home from work across the fields where he had been cutting wood, stopped at the old house to see how his father was getting along.  He found his father’s body lying under some timbers.  He ran to the side of his father who lay still and found that      the body was quite lifeless.

He ran to a nearby home and summoned aid.  Coroner R. E. JOHNSON was called from Plymouth and expressed the belief that Robinson had been dead an hour or more before being discovered.  The body was removed to the Robinson home at Tippecanoe.  Coroner Johnson found Robinson’s neck had been broken and that one limb also snapped several places.

Robinson was killed when some timbers in the old house, which he had been wrecking, gave way and crashed down upon him.  He was working alone in the building at the time.

He is survived by his wife and four sons, Perry ROBINSON, southwest of Tippecanoe, Oliver ROBINSON, north of Tippecanoe and Clifford [ROBINSON] living in Tippecanoe and  Fred [ROBINSON] at home.  Mrs. GALBREATH of near Pierceton is a daughter.

 

Friends and relatives of Mrs. Dee HIATT, aged 29, were shocked to learn of her death which occurred at 8:15 Saturday morning in her home at 310 Pontiac Street.  Death followed an illness of only one week and was due to heart trouble and complications which developed following an attack of influenza.

Alta Fern [ALDERFER], daughter of Clinton and Wilnett ALDERFER, was born in the Whippoorwill neighborhood on May 10, 1901 and all of her life was spent in Fulton county.    On January 20, 1921 she was married in Culver, Ind., to Dee HIATT.  She was a member of     the Grandview Evangelical Church.

Surviving are her husband, four daughters, Lulu Wilnetta [HIATT], nine, Katherine Alberta [HIATT], seven, Clara Bernice [HIATT], five and Lucille Janetta [HIATT], two; her  parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton ALDERFER, near Rochester; five brothers, Lester     [ALDERFER]] and Ralph [ALDERFER], of Fulton county, Vern [ALDERFER], of    Mishawaka,, Carl [ALDERFER] and Lee [ALDERFER], of Argos; five sisters, Mrs. Glen HARTMAN, of South Bend, Mrs. Walter CLEVENGER, of Rochester, and Florence [ALDERFER], Mabel [ALDERFER] and Luetta ALDERFER, at home; her grandmother,      Mrs. Henry ALDERFER, of Tiosa.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Monday, March 30, 1931

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Dee HIATT, 29, who died Saturday morning following a week’s illness with influenza and complications, were held at two o’clock Monday afternoon at the Evangelical Church.  Rev. Phillip HANEY, of Nappanee, officiated and was assisted by Rev.     F. G. KUEBLER.  Burial was made in the Richland Center cemetery.

 

Samuel L. SMITH, 77, retired farmer, died suddenly at eleven o’clock Monday morning at his home in Akron, death being due to a heart attack.  Mr. Smith had been in failing health for some time but his condition had not been regarded as serious.

The deceased was born near Gilead on September 18, 1853, the son of Lewis and Abigail SMITH.  All of Mr. Smith’s life was spent in the Gilead community with the exception of the  past 15 yers, during which time he had lived in Akron.  He was a member of the Evangelical Church.

Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Mary Jane SHILLING; two children, Ross SMITH and Mrs. Cora DUKES, both of Lakeland, Florida; four brothers, William [SMITH], Charles [SMITH] and Jacob [SMITH], of Akron, and Frank L. [SMITH], of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Mary SEITNER, of Wabash; four grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from the son and daughter in Florida.

 

Following an illness of six weeks, Benjamin F. GROGG, 74, six miles southeast of Akron, died at 9:15 Monday morning.  Death was due to heart trouble and complications.

Benjamin F.., son of John and Mary GROGG, was born in Perry Township, Miami County, October ninth, 1857, and all of his life was spent in the Gilead community.  Upon reaching manhood he was married to Anna MORRIS.  He was a member of the Gilead      Masonic lodge.

Besides his wife he is survived by three children, Miss Sarah E. GROGG, of Kokomo, Mrs. Martha MALOTT, of Seattle, Washington, and Clarence L. [GROGG], at home; eight grandchildren, and a brother, John H. GROGG, of Roann.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday’s News-Sentinel.

 

Miss Kosa HODGES, 44, of Argos, died Monday morning at a hospital in Logansport Monday morning.  Private funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. Martin HODGES, in Argos.  Burial will be made in the           Reichter cemetery.

 

Ferman E. STARK, 74, well known citizen of Argos, passed away at his hoime at 222 W. Williams St., 10:30 o’clock Saturday evening, following an illness of several months duration from a dropsical condition.  Until ill health overtook the deceased he was actively engaged in the occupation of farming and stock buying.

Ferman E. Stark was born in Germany on May 21, 1856 and moved to this country with his parents when but a year and a half of age.  He had bee a resident of the Argos community since 1880.  The deceased was a member of the Argos Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge        also of that city.  Survivors are the widow and a step-daughter, Mrs. Susie ROSS    BREACLUSE.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. Paul REISEN will be held at the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.  Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.


 

Tuesday, March 31, 1931

 

Funeral arrangements for Samuel L. SMITH, 77, retired farmer who died Monday morning at his home in Akron, will be held Thursday afternoon at two p.m. at the Methodist Church in Akron.  Services will be in charge of Rev. Clyde MILLER.  Burial will be made in   the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Benjamin F. GROGG, 74, living six miles southest of Akron, who died Monday morning will be conducted at the Gilead Methodist church Wednesday afternoon       at 2 o’clock.  Rev. John H. HUNKLE, of Bristol, Indiana will officiate.  Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

 

Mrs. Sarah Ann NOFTSGER, 87, one of the best known pioneer residents of Fulton County, died at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon in the home of her sister, Mrs. Rachel S.   THOMPSON, 214 E. Seventh Street.  Death followed an illness of one month with influenza   and complications.

Sarah Ann [MITCHELL], daughter of William and Barbara MITCHELL, was born in Louisville, Kentucky on December 14, 1843 and came to Fulton County when a child.   November 2nd, 1865 she was married to Benjamin N. NOFTSGER, and for many years the   couple lived in Henry Township where Mr. Noftsger operated a general store and served as postmaster in the locality known as Grant.

Nearly fifty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Noftsger moved to Rochester, where Mr. Noftsger became engaged in the grain and elevator business.  He passed away on July 17th, 1929, and   since that time Mrs. Noftsger had made her home with her son and sisters.

Surviving are an adopted son, Benjamin E. [NOFTSGER], of Rochester; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Rachel S. THOMPSON, Mrs.      Ed KIME and Mrs. Salome MINTER, and one brother, George MITCHELL, of Battle Creek, Michigan.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday’s News Sentinel.

 

Mrs. Margaret OSWALD, 84, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vida BRINGHAM, 4 miles west of Monterey Monday evening at 8 o’clock.  Death resulted from an attack of Bronchial pneumonia.  The deceased who has been blind for the past six years has      been bedfast for over a year and a half.

Margaret [SHANANZY], daughter of Michael and Mary SHANANZY, was born on May 1st, 1847, and had resided in the Monterey community for the past six years coming there       from Goodland, Ind.  Upon reaching womanhood the deceased was married to J. H.      KEEGHLER who preceded her in death.  Later in life she was united in wedlock to J. H. OSWALD, who passed away several years ago.  Followig are the survivors, a son J. W.    OSWALD, of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Inez ROWE, Newton Center, Mass.,      and Miss Vida BRINGHAM, of Monterey; a brother John SHANANZY, of Goodland, Ind.,        and three grandchildren, Mrs. Chas. KIESTZER, Willard BRINGHAM, both of Monterey, and Miss Margaret ROWE, of Newton Center, Mass.

Funeral services will be held in Goodland, Ind., probably Thursday.
Christopher PETERS, 80, for many years a resident of the Lake Bruce neighborhood, passed away at his hoime in that vicinity Monday, after an illness of two years duration from a complication of diseases.  Until ill heatlth forced his retirement he was engaged in farming.  The deceased’s wife preceded him in death three years ago.

The following children survive:  Henry [PETERS], of Winamac; John [PETERS], of Cincinnati, Ohio; Cliff [PETERS], of Pulaski; Charles [PETERS], of Culver; William [PETERS] of Monterey; Mrs. Emma WENTZEL, of Kewanna; Mrs. Anna REINHOLT, of Monterey and Miss Nellie [PETERS] at home.  Funeral services will be held at the Greenland church near Bruce Lake on Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock.  Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

 

Charles SCHACHT, 69, of Monterey, section foremen for the Erie railroad, died Monday afternoon at 1:50 at his home in Monterey.  Death was due to a heart attack and came very unexpected.

The deceased was born in Germany on Aug. 22, 1861, the son of Fred and Dora SCHACHT.  Mr. Schacht was the oldest section foreman in years of service for the Erie railroad from Marion, Ohio, to Chicago and was soon to be retired on a pension.

Surviving are four brothers, William [SCHACHT], John [SCHACHT], Robert [SCHACHT] and Henry [SCHACHT], of No. Judson; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie ECKERT, of Medaryville, and Mrs. Emma LEMKE, of North Judson.  Two brothers, Gus [SCHACHT] of Rochester and Fred [SCHACHT] of Preston, Iowa, are deceased.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the James DOUGHERTY home in North Judson.  Rev. L. P. GREEN will officiate.

 

Levi SNYDER, 75, a brother of Michael SNYDER of Kewanna and Mrs. Michael MILLER, of Grass Creek, died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cleo     RUBY, in Marion.  Death was due to paralysis.  In addition to the daughter and brother and      sister he is survived by one son, Carl SNYDER, of Fort Wayne, and a grandson, Levi RUBY.

 

Wednesday, April 1, 1931

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Srah Ann NOFTSGER, who died Tuesday afternoon following a month’s illess, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the United Brethren church.  Rev.      J. E. LONGENBAUGH will be in charge and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Charles SWARTWOOD, 71, of Frankfort, Ind., formerly of Rochester, died at eight o’clock Tuesday evening at the Mayo Brothers Hospital in Rochester, Minn.  Mr. Swartwood    had been in failing health for two years and his condition had been regarded as serious the past   five mnths.  He was taken to the Mayo Brothers hospital a few weeks ago and had submitted        to two major operations within ten days.

Charles, son of John and Lydia SWARTWOOD, was born in Rochester on April 8, 1860 and lived in this city until thirty years ago when he moved to Frandfort.  Mr. Swartwood held       a position in the office of the Nickel Plate Railroad and was a member of the Masonic Lodge      in Frankfort and of the Knights of Pythias in Rochester.

Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Mrs. Mabel FUNK, a sister, Mrs. Horace SHELTON, of Rochester, and a brother, Sam SWARTWOOD, who is in Florida.

Funeral arrangements will be announed in Thursday’s News-Sentinel.
Rolland [SMITH] Jr., eleven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rolland SMITH, four miles east of Kewanna, died at 3:30 Wednesday morning, death being due to spinal       meningitis.  The child became suddenly ill Monday morning and Tuesday was taken to a    hospital in Logansport.

Surviving are the parents.  Private funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the home with Rev. Henry BULGER in charge.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Kewanna.

 

Mary Ann [HOFFMAN], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HOFFMAN, 1-1/4 miles east of Akron, died at 1:40 Tuesday afternoon.  Death was due to intestinal flu and    followed a three days’ illness.

The child was born on September 28, 1930.  A brother, Richard [HOFFMAN], survives besides the parents.  Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at ten o’clock at the      Bethel Church, 3-1/2 miles northeast of Akron.  Rev. Floyd HEDGES, of Garrett, Ind., will officiate and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

 

Thursday, April 2, 1931

 

The residents of Akron were greatly shocked late Wednesday afternoon when word of the death of Robert SRIVER, aged 20, popular member of the senior class of the Akron High    School became known.  Death occurred at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John      SRIVER who live on a farm five miles north of Akron, at 4:35 p.m.  Death was caused by bronchial pneumonia.  A week ago a carbuncle developed on the youth’s neck and on Monday     he contracted pneumonia, which resulted in his death.

The deceased was undoubtedly the most popular student in the Akron High School.  In addition to having played on the  school basketball team during the past four years during      which period the team several times won the county championship and also the sectional championship in 1929 he was also a member of all the clubs in the school and took part in all school activities.  His death was a great shock to members of other high school basketball      teams in Fulton County as Sriver was a true sportsman.

Sriver matriculated in the Akron High School in 1927 after having attended grade school in a school house near his father’s home.  Had he lived Sriver would have graduated from the  Akron high school in May.

The deceased was born on March 22, 1911 on a farm north of Akron.  He was the son of John and Mary SRIVER.  Other than the parents he is survived by five brothers, Orville [SRIVER], Harry [SRIVER] and Garland [SRIVER] at home, Estel [SRIVER] of Silver Lake    and Cloyd [SRIVER] of South Bend and a sister Miss Nondas [SRIVER] at home.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Akron at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon with the Rev . Clyde F. MILLER pastor of the church in charge.  Burial will be made  in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

 

Friday, April 3, 1931

 

James H. WATSON, 83, former resident of Argos, passed away at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Katherine McGUIRE, Cincinnati, Ohio on April 1st.  Death resulted after suffering a stroke of paralysis.  For a number of years the deceased was employed in the     printing business at Argos and for a short time worked at his trade in a Rochester printing     plant.


Mr. Watson is survived by three sons, Homer [WATSON], of Morrison, Ill.; Jay [WATSON], of Middleton, Ohio, and Frank [WATSON], who resides in California.

Mr. Watson preceded him in death on Sept. 7th, 1916.  The body which arrived in Argos at noon today, will lie in state at the Grossman chapel until the hour of the funeral which will    be held at the Methodist church three o’clock Sunday afternoon.  The Rev. Paul A. REISEN    will have charge of the services.  Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Charles SWARTWOOD, former residet of Rochester, who died Wednesday night at the Mayo Brothers’ Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, will be held     Saturday morning at nine o’clock at the Swartwood home in Frankfort, Ind.  The body will      then be brought to Rochester and can be viewed from one to two at the Zimmerma Bros.     Funeral home.  Burial will be made in the Citizen’s Cemetery and there will be graveside    services in charge of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of this city, of which the deceased was a member.

 

Saturday, April 4, 1931

 

Mrs. William BOGGESS, age 41, passed away at her home near Wolf’s Point, Lake Manitou at 10:30 o’clock Saturday morning.  Death was due to pneumonia.

The deceased [Rosa TRUE] was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin TRUE and was born November 3, 1890.  Surviving other than the husband is one son, Clarence [BOGGESS].      Three children by a former marriage also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Val Zimmerman funeral parlor.  Burial will be made at the Citizens cemetery.

 

Monday, April 6, 1931

 

Mrs. Sylvia A. REA, 77, a resident of Rochester for 20 years, died Saturday afternoon at 1:30 in the family home at 129 East Fourteenth street.  In February Mrs. Rea was ill with bronchial pneumonia but was thought to be on the road to recovery.  Two weeks ago she    suffered a relapse and her condition gradually grew worse.

Sylvia [GREEN], daughter of Henry and Lydia GREEN, was born in Marysville, Ohio on December 28th, 1854 and on December 28th, 1876 was married to Oliver A. REA.  For many   years Mr. and Mrs. Rea lived in Culver, Indiana, moving to Rochester in 1911.  Mr. Rea     passed away a short time after moving here.  The deceased was a member of the Methodist  Church.

Surviving are one son, Dr. R. H. REA, of Tacoma, Washington; a daughter, Miss Lucretia [REA], at home; a grandson, Robert J. [REA], of Tacoma; two brothers, John L. GREEN, of Kenton, Ohio, and Ellis GREEN of West Mansfield, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the home.  Rev. T. L. STOVALL will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Dr. S. E. RAMSEY, 83, retired physicia of Macy, died at 8:30 Monday morning at the Dukes memorial hospital in Peru.  Dr. Ramsey had been ill with the flu for the past three    weeks, and four days ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis.  Since that time he had been a      patient at the hospital.

Dr. Ramsey had lived in Macy since 1911, moving there from Peru, where he practiced medicine for over 35 years.  He was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias lodge of Peru.


Surviving are his wife, Julia RAMSEY, two sons, Leo [RAMSEY], of Peru, and Ivan [RAMSEY], of Akron; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The body has been     removed to the home of the son, Ivan, in Akron.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the Methodist Church in Gilead.  Rev. WHITE, of Akron, will officiate     and burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.  The K. of P. Lodge, of Peru, will have charge    of the graveside services.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 1931

 

Mrs. Scott WHITTENBERGER, 74, life long resident of Akron, died Monday evening at 8:30 in her home on North Mishawaka Street.  Death was due to pernicious anemia and     followed an illess of two years.

Indiana [SLAYBAUGH], daughter of John and Elias SLAYBAUGH, was born in Akron on October 7th, 1867 and on October fifth, 1876 was married to Scott WHITTENBERGER.     She was a member of the Methodist Church and Eastern Star chapter.

Surviving are her husband, three children, Mrs. W. D. STOUT and Otis WHITTENBERGER, both of Akon, and Asa WHITTENBERGER, of Indianapolis.  There are    12 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist Church in Akron.  Rev. Clyde S. MILLER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Mrs. Jennie HAECKER, aged 57 years, passed away at her residence six miles southeast of Kewanna at four o’clock Tuesday morning.  Death resulted following eight months illness  from a complication of diseases.

Jennie [WAGONER], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George WAGONER, was born in Huntington County, this state, on September 21, 1873.  Deceased is survived by the husband,  two sons, John E. [HAECKER] of Massilon, Ohio and Harry V. [HAECKER], of Kewanna,   four daughters, Mrs. Opal BEAL, Mrs. Hazel STEVENS, of Huntington County, Mrs Leota ZINTSMASTER, of Wabash county and Mrs. Clela SCHEINKEL, of Markle, Ind.

Short funeral rites will be held at the Haecker home at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning, from where the body will be taken to the home of Mrs. Stevens, Markle, Ind.  The funeral  services will be held Thursday afternoon 2:30 o’clock at the Six Mile Church, Wells County,    and burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

 

Mrs. Emma ELLIOTT, 65, pioneer resident of the Fletcher’s Lake neighborhood in the southwestern part of Fulton County, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John LANDIS     north of Lucerne at 2:45 o’clock Monday afternoon.  The husband, Alfred [ELLIOTT], passed  away five years ago.

Survivors include the daughter at whose home she died; Richard ELLIOTT of Logansport and two grandchildren, Ruth LANDIS of Lucerne and Dorothy ELLIOTT of Logansport.

Funeral rites will be conducted from the Fletcher’s Lake M.E. Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery.
Wednesday, April 8, 1931

 

Charles Fremont SMITH, aged 73, life-long resident of Macy and Fulton county, passed away at his hoime in Macy at 11:30 Wednesday morning.  The deceased had been in ill health  from a complication of diseases for the past year.  Mr. Smith was well known throughout both Fulton and Miami counties in which communities he followed the trade of carpentry until     forced into retirement on account of ill health.

Charles Fremont, son of Russell and Sarah SMITH, was born in Fulton county on March 22, 1858.  On Nov. 5th, 1884 he was united in marriage to Laura YOST.  The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Macy.  Survivors are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Emma SHAW, Mrs. Bessie EDWARDS, of Macy; Mrs. Mae SMITH, Marion; two sons, Mort  [SMITH] of Marion, and Harvey [SMITH] of Macy; one brother, John [SMITH], of Macy;     eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. KENNEDY of Silver Lake will be held at the Smith home Friday afternoon at two o’clock.  Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

 

Mrs. Hazel RIPPEY, aged 42, of Niles, Mich., a former resident of this city, died at her home in Niles at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday following an operation which was performed last     Saturday.  The decased, who was the daughter of Joseph and Myrtle BARRETT, was a resident    of this city until 15 years ago when she moved to Niles with her husband, Bert RIPPEY.  Survivors are the husband, mother and a sister, Mrs. Grace MARTIN, of Clifton, N.J.  Funeral services will be held from the home of the mother on South Elm street here Friday afternoon       at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge.  Burial will be made in the Odd  Fellows cemetery.

 

Relatives received word here yesterday of the death of Mrs. Mary COX, of Canton, Ohio.  Mrs. Cox is the sister of Mrs. Caroline BAILEY of this city and is well known here where       she has visited often.  Mrs. Cox owns a cottage at the lake.

 

John CLARK, aged 80, for many years a carpenter in South Bend and formerly town clerk at Royal Center, died in South Bend yesterday from cancer.  Survivors are the widow, three      sons and a brother.  Funeral services will be held at Grass Creek Thursday afternoon followed     by burial in the cemetry at Grass Creek.

 

OBITUARY

Kosa B. [HODGES], daughter of Martin and Sophia HODGES, was born in Marshall county 44 years ago and passed away on March 29th, 1931, after an illness of three weeks duration.  The deceased had resided at the place of her birth throughout her entire life.

Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Sophia HODGES, a brother Elmer [HODGES] of So. Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Irene CROCA, of Argos; Mr. Lucille SARBER, of Muncie and        Leah [HODGES] at home, besides several nieces and nephew.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. KENNEDY were held at the Hodges residence Wednesday aftrnoon at 2 ‘clock April 1st; and interment was made in the Reichter cemetery.
Thursday, April 9, 1931

 

Mrs. John GYSIN, of Culver, Saturday underwent a Caesarian operation at the Kelley hospital in Argos.  She was expecting a bab and was very anxious that it be born on her  husband’s birthday.  When the physicians were advised that the birthday came on Saturday they  had alread decided that an operation was necessary and asked the exact hour of her husband’s birth.  They learned that it was four o’clock in the afternoon and arranged for the operation at that time.  The operation was performed.  A little daughter was born at the exact hour her father had first come into the world.  But the mother (Emma W. GYSIN] died within a short time after the birth.

 

Friday, April 10, 1931

 

Harvey BROWN, 83, died Friday morning at 8:30 in the home of his son, Clay [BROWN], 4-1/2 miles west of Kewanna, death being due to a stroke of paralysis.  Mr. Brown  had been in failing health for the past year but his condition had only been regarded as serious    the past ten days.

Mr. Brown had resided in Pulaski County most of his life but had made his home with his children for the past year.  He was a member of the Victor Chapel church near Grass Creek.

Surviving are four children: Mrs. D. B. HUDKINS, Clay [BROWN] and Frank BROWN of Kewanna, and Herbert BROWN, of Cleveland, Ohio.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:00 at the Victor Chapel and burial will be made in the Mull cemetery.

 

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in Talma for William MICKEY, 61, for many years a resident of the Talma community and formerly highway superintendent in       Fulton County.  Mr. Mickey died Wednesday evening in the home of his sister, Mrs. David STUKEY, in South Whitley, following a week’s illness with bright’s disease.

Mr. Mickey was a member of Methodist church in Talma and the Masonic lodge.  Surviving are one brother, Oliver MICKEY, of Leesburg; three sisters, Mrs. Louise       STUKEY, of South Whitley; Mrs. Salem BUSSERT, of Rochester ad Mrs. Lucy FORE, of Tippecanoe, and one daughter, Betty [MICKEY].

 

Mrs. Mary STREBE, 65, of Wabash, district deputy for the Woman’s Benefit Association, was found dead in bed at a hotel in Peru, Wednesday morning.  Death was     pronounced due to a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mrs. Strebe was well known in Rochester having visited this city on numerous  occaions.  Her last visit here was on March 30th and 31st and while here a banquet was given      in her honor.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 in Wabash and the body will be taken to Auburn, Ind., for burial.  Among the Rochester people who will attend the funeral are: Mr. and Mrs. F. P. McFADDEN, Mrs. Fred WESTWOOD and Mrs. Laura BABCOCK.  Mrs. McFadden is a cousin of the deceased.
Saturday, April 11, 1931

 

Aaron J. PLANK, age 74, life long resident of the Twelve Mile neighborhood, passed away at his home one mile north of Twelve Mile at eleven o’clock Friday evening.  Death was  due to paralysis after Mr. Plank was ill for the past two months.

Aaron, son of Jonathan and Mary PLANK, was born in Denver, Indiana, April 28, 1856.  He followed the occupation of farming and was a member of the Twelve Mile United Brethren Church.  Survivors are one son, Omer [PLANK], and two daughters, Mrs. Laura JONES and   Mrs. Lavina HILL, all of Twelve Mile.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Twelve Mile U.B. Church.  Rev. COOK of Alexandria will officiate and burial will be made at Mexico.

 

Frank L. RUNNELLS, 58, former resident of Richland Center community, died Friday afternoon at 2:15 in his home in Peru.  Death followed an illness of several months with complications of diseases.

The deceased was born in Fulton county, near Richland Center, on Dec. 1, 1872, the son of James H. and Elizabeth RUNNELLS. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Iva NEWCOMB, also of Richland Center.  For the past 30 years Mr. ad Mrs. Runnells had lived      in Peru where he was engaged in the insurance business.  He was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church, having united when a young man.

Surviving are his wife and four children, Omer C. [RUNNELLS] and Joseph [RUNNELLS], of Peru; Ora Russell [RUNNELLS], of Argos, and Alice Gay ATKINSON, of California; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock at the Richland Center church.  Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

 

Monday, April 13, 1931

 

Through an error in Saturday’s News-Sentinel the names of Mrs. Elizabeth RUNNELLS and Bert RUNNELLS, of Richland Center, mother and brother of the late Frank L.    RUNNELLS, were omitted in the list of survivors.  Funeral services for Mr. Runnells, Peru insurance man, were held Sunday afternoon at the Richland Center church.  Burial was made in   the cemetery there.

 

John WICKIZER, aged 57, editor and owner of the Argos Reflector for the past 20 years, died at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at his home in Argos.  Death was caused by heart trouble.     He had been ill since Wednesday.  The deceased, who was one of Argos’ most public spirited citizens, served as postmaster for eight years, during which period he was instrumental in obtaining city carrier service in Argos.  He is survived by his widow.

 

Edward S. BAIR, aged 73, well known retired farmer and for many years a resident of the Tiosa community northeast of this city, died Sunday evening at his home, 317 East Tenth    Street, from blood poisoning which developed from a scratch on his right hand which scratch      he suffered last Monday.  Mr. Bair cared for the wound at the time but despite his precaution      the poisoning developed.  Anti-tetanus serum was given but to no avail.

The deceased was born on a farm near Culver, Indiana on March 9, 1858, the son of Peter and Margaret BAIR.  For the past 50 years he has been a resident of Fulton county during     which period he followed the occupation of farming near Tiosa until he retired six years ago   


when he moved to ths city.

Mr. Bair was married to Lavina PERSCHBACHER on January 7, 1883 who preceded him in death on November 24, 1919.  On May 9, 1926, Mr. Bair married Clara BECKNER,    who survives him as does a son Mahlon [BAIR], who lives on the Bair home place near       Tiosa.  Mrs. Elma STOCKBERGER, Melrose, Mass., formerly of Rochester, Miss Amanda  BAIR and Mrs. Ida NORTH of South Bend.  A son and daughter preceded Mr. Bair in death.      Mr. Bair was a regular attendant at the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Tiosa.

A short funeral service will be held from the home at East Tenth Street at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon after which the body will be taken to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at  Tiosa where services will be held.  The services will be in charge of the Rev. W. SCHROER.  Burial will be made in the Reichter Cemetery.

 

Miss Olga CARPENTER, aged 14, of Argos, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hazel ROMIG of Plymouth, Sunday evening after a several months illness.  Heart trouble was given    as the cause of the death.  During the past three months Miss Carpenter has had scarlet fever, measles and the flu the combination of diseases weakening her heart.  The deceased was born in Argos on February 27, 1917 and was the daughter of David and Stella CARPENTER.     Survivors are the mother and sister.  Funeral services will be held from the Poplar Grove Methodist Church near Argos at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. E. A. RIESEN in charge.  Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

 

Clare A. ZERBE, age 74, of Tiosa, died at 5:30 Sunday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. George B. DAVIS, in South Bend, death being due to a complication of diseases, she had been bedfast for the last nine weeks.

The deceased was born in Richland Township, Fulton County, on October 12, 1856, and passed away on April 12, 1930, age 74 years and six months.  She was the oldest daughter of James and Almira [HARMON] WRIGHT, pioneer residents of Fulton County.

On July 9, 1889 she was married to Jacob W. HISEY, who only lived a short time after their marriage; she was afterwards married to Peter ZERBE on December 18, 1895, and who        has prceded her in death.

Mrs. Zerbe had lived practically all her life in Richland Township and Tiosa, and was a member of the Tiosa Christian Church.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. George B. DAVIS of South Bend, and several nephews and nieces.  Three brothers, William [WRIGHT], Delbert H. [WRIGHT] and Joseph A. WRIGHT,   and two sisters, Mrs. A. C. FIESER and Mattie WRIGHT, have preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Tiosa Brethren Church.  Burial will be made in the Reichter Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Francis Allen SHAMBARGER, aged 64, died at 8:55 o’clock this morning at her home two miles southwest of Macy following a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered at midnight.  Prior to the stroke Mrs. Shambarger had been in excellent health.  She never rallied after suffering the stroke.

The deceased was born near Gilead on August 20, 1867 the [daughter] of Isaac and Susanna SECRIST.  With her husband, Lewis SHAMBARGER, she moved to the farm near Macy six years ago to reside.  She was a member of the Christian Church at Macy.

Survivors are the husband and seven children, Mrs. Susie ALLEN and Mrs. Gertrude WRIGHT of Macy, George [SHAMBARGER] and Jacob [SHAMBARGER] of Deedsville,   Alfred [SHAMBARGER] of Macy, James [SHAMBARGER] of Peru and Daniel


[SHAMBARGER] of Tyner.

The funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

Tuesday, April 14, 1931

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Lewis SHAMBARGER, who died at her home near Macy Monday morning following a stroke of apoplexy, will be held from the Macy Christian church at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.  Rev. T. H. SPACHT, of Mexico, will be in charge.  Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.

 

Frank DOWNS, 78, retired farmer and well known pioneer resident of this community, died at five o’clock Tuesday morning.  Death followed an illness of several years with complications of diseases.  Mr. Downs had lived in Rochester for the past few years, moving here from a farm near Bruce Lake.

The deceased, the son of George and Ann DOWNS, was born in Jennings county, Ind., May 13, 1852, and came to Fulton county when a child.  The remainder of his life was spent in Miami, Pulaski and Fulton counties.  He is the last of a family of ten children.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Edna CRIPE, whom he married on Jan. 28, 1877; two daughters, Mrs. Charles BAILEY, of Rochester, and Mrs. Charles TARKINTON, of Peru; one granddaughter, Miss Stella Von BAILEY, of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held at the Foster chapel Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock.  Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

 

Mrs. Matilda O’BLENIS, 86, passed away at her home a half mile north of the Pendleton river bridge at 8:1 5 o’clock Tuesday morning.  The deceased had been in ill health from a complication of diseases for the past several years.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Minnie RICE, of near Rochester; Mrs. Don McGRIFF, of Hammond, two sons, John [O’BLENIS], of near this city, and Foster   [O’BLENIS], of Andrews, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Mary BUTLER, of Roann.  As only     meager details of the aged lady’s death were available at press time today, a more complete  obituary and funeral announcements will be carried in Wednesday’s issue of this newspaper.

 

John W. WICKIZER, aged 58, editor of the Argos Reflector for the past 25 years and one of the most prominent citizens of Argos, passed away at his home in that city at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon following a heart attack.  Mr. Wickizer’s death was entirely unexpected.  He  had been ill since last Wednesday.

Mr. Wickizer was born on a farm one and a half miles south of Argos and was the son of John and Martha WICKIZER.  When he was very young his parents died.  Mr. Wickizer after much hardship was able to educate himself and later was a school teacher in Marshall county.     He also followed the occupation of a farmer for several years.

Twenty-five years ago Mr. Wickizer purchased the Argos Reflector and soon became a power in the southern half of Marshall county.  Although he was a democrat Mr. Wickizer operated his paper as an independent.  Mr. Wickizer was a booster for Argos and through his   paper fostered many business enterprises and other enterprises for the betterment of Argos.

Mr. Wickizer served as postmaster of Argos for two terms or during the time that Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States.  During his tenure of office Mr.  Wickizer was able to secure city carrier service for Argos.  He was a member of the Christian church of Argos and also the Masonic and the Eastern Star lodges and the Argos band.  His      


only survivor is his widow who was Cora DAVIS.

Funeral services will be held from the Argos Christian church at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon with he Rev. Hiley BAKER, pastor of the church, in charge.  Burial will be made in   the Maple Grove cemetery east of Argos.

 

J. E. BEYER NAMED AS LONGWORTH PALLBEARER

In the lost of pall bearers at Aiken, S.C., for Nicholas LONGWORTH, speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, who passed away at Aiken on Thursday last, was J. E. BEYER, of Winona Lake, former resident of this city, who has been spending several winters at the South Carolina resort in the mountains.  The late Speaker Longworth, of Cincinnati, also owns a home at Aiken where he and Mr. Beyer became acquaintances.

[The News-Sentinel, Rochester, Indiana, Thursday, April 14, 1931]

 

Wednesday, April 15, 1931

 

Dennis EUSTACE, aged 21, of 14 So. Seventh street, Beech Grove, Ind., western suburb of Indianapolis, died at 7:35 o’clock this morning in Woodlawn hospital from injuries which      he received at 6:15 a.m. in an auto accident one mile south of Winamac on State Road 29.  Eustace was brought to this city in an ambulance and died five minutes after his arrival at the  local hospital.

Eustace had left Indianapolis Tuesday evening at 11:45 o’clock in a large White truck owned by the Kibler Trucking Company, 19th and Martindale Avenue in Indianapolis.  He was riding with Roibert HOUSE, aged 21, of 817 Villa Avenue, Indianapolis.  House was employed by the trucking company but Eustace was not and was only riding with House as company.

House has been making trips twice a week to this city.  The trucking company has a contract with the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company to deliver produce and vegetables to their various stores in this section of the state.  Before the time of the fatal accident the two men had unloaded goods at A&P stores in Kokomo, Peru and Logansport.

House in a statement to Coroner A. E. STINSON said that the wheels of the giant truck locked as he attempted to go around a corner south of Winamac on the state road.  This caused    the truck to turn over coming to rest on its top with all four wheels in the air.  House was able   to free himself but it was necessary to lift the truck to free Eustace.

Eustace was brought to ths city in an ambulance from Winamac but died before he could be given medical aid.  An examination of the body by Coroner Stinson showed that his           death had been caused by a fracture of the skull.  Luckily House escaped without a scratch.  The truck was badly damaged.  Its contents were spilled over the state road.

The dead man has been making his home with his brother, who is employed as a section worker by the Big Four railroad at Beech Grove.  Efforts were being made today to get in touch with the brother but up until press time all efforts had failed.  The body is now at a local undertaking parlor.

Eustace has been out of work for the past six months.  He was engaged to Miss Alice HOUSE, a sister of Robert House, with whom he had been riding on the truck.  The dead      youth and Miss House were to have been married on April 26, invitations for the marriage      having been placed in the mail Tuesday.
Mrs. Mary STUKEY, 77, died Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock in her home three miles east of Talma, following a heart attack.  She was ill only a few hours and her death came very unexpected.

Mary [MENTZER], daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth MENTZER, was born in the  Talma community in May, 1854 and all of her life was spent there.  Upon reaching     womanhood she was married to George STUKEY, who passed away seven years ago.  She was     a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ida FIELDS, near Tippecanoe; a son, Rudy [STUKEY], who lived with his mother; two sisters, Mrs. S. Y. GROVE, of Talma, and Mrs. Sarah WHANGUE, of Chicago; two brothers, Samuel MENTZER, of Mentone, and Aleck   MENTZER, of Fort Wayne.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Tippecanoe Methodist Church.  Burial will be made in the cemetery north of Tippecanoe.

 

Herbert Wood HARTER, aged 38, who lived on a farm one and a half miles west of Akron, in State road 14, was instantly killed Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock when he was      struck by lightning, while he was driving a tractor preparing a field on his farm for the      planting of corn.  The body was found at 7:30 o’clock by two neighbors who went in search of Mr. Harter at the request of his widow who became alarmed at his absence.

Harter left his home at one o’clock yesterday afternoon to plow the field with his tractor.  Neighbors believe that Harter was struck by lighting shortly before 4 o’clock because a very   sharp bolt of lightig flashed at that time.

After Harter was killed his tractor ran through a rail fence, which bounded the cornfield and into a wheat field.  In passing through the rail fence two of the rails caught between the    plow points.

Marks in the wheat field show that the tractor made five complete trips around the field before the rails, which had so forced the front wheels that they caused the tractor to operate in       a circle, dropped off the plow points.

As soon as the rails dropped from the plow points the tractor again went through the rail fence and thence across the field which Harter had been plowing and through another rail fence    into a woods.

The tractor progressed into the woods to a distance of 50 feet when one of the front wheels of the tractor climbed to the top of a stump which was 30 inches high.  The tractor continued to pull until one of the rear wheels which drive it cleared the ground.  When the rear wheel of the tractor was off of the ground it left the farming implement without traction.

Mrs. Harter did not become alarmed about her husband when he did not return for his supper at the regular hour because he often worked until night fall in the spring months but    when he failed to return home at 7 o’clock Mrs. Harter called two of her neighbors, John    LAUTZ and Earl SHIMER and informed tham of her husband’s absence.

The two men started in search of Mr. Harter and found his lifeless body at 7:30 p.m  lying over one of the fenders of his tractor.  The engine of the tractor was still running when     the body ws discovered.

Coroner A. E. STINSON was called who found that Mr. Harter had died because of being struck by lightning.  There are three burned marks on the body, one across the left side of the   head, another across the chest and the last across the abdomen.  The left arm, which was lying across the fender of the tractor, was badly seared from the heat of the engine.

The deceased is a descendant of one of the pioneer families of Fulton county.  He was born on what is known as the Harter homestead west of Akron on May 16, 1892.  He was the son


of Dr. Andrew and Evelyn HARTER.  His father for many years practiced medicine in this   county and also operated an elevator in Rochester.

The dead youth had spent his entire life in this county.  He was educated in the public schools of Akron.  He was married to Miss Willa PEARSON, of Akron, Aug. 19, 1914 who survives as does a daughter, Emmaline [HARTER], a brother Howard [HARTER], of   Mishawaka, an uncle Charles [HARTER], of near Akron, and an aunt, Mrs. Sarah BROULLETTE, of Akron.

The funeral arrangements had not been made at press time.

 

Thursday, April 16, 1931

 

The funeral services for the late Herbert HARTER, who was killed Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a bolt of lightning while plowing a cornfield with a tractor at his       home 1-1/3 miles west of Akron on Road 14, was held this afternoon from the home.  Rev.  Clyde MILLER of the Akron Methodist Church assisted by he Rev. Dale OLDHAM were in  charge of the services.  Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.  The funeral     was largely attended.  The deceased was not the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Andrew HARTER    as it was stated in the News-Sentinel yesterday.  Herbert Harter’s father was a stockbuyer for     many years in Fulton county.

 

Olive May [ZANER], six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd ZANER, who live on a farm five miles north of Argos, died at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the Kelly Hospital     at Argos from burns which she received that morning when oil which she had spilled over her clothing during a time when she was not being watchd by her mother caught on fire.

Olive with her brother Roy [ZANER], were playing in the kitchen of their home while the mother was in the summer kitchen washing clothes.  A short time prior Mrs. Zaner had   placed papers in he kitchen stove and had saturated them with coal oil so that they would be    ready in event it became cold enough to require a fire, to start the fire to assist in warming        their home.

While it is not definitely known it is thought Olive May decided to fire the paper and secured a match for the purpose.  It is also thought the child poured more oil on the papers a     part of which spilled over her clothing and when she struck the match and touched it to the      paper in the stove an expllosion occurrd the fire igniting her clothing.

The child’s screams attracted her mother who rushed into the room.  Mrs. Zaner picked up a rug from the kitchen floor and attempted to smother the flames.  After she had smothered the   fire Mrs. Zaner called neighbors and the child was taken to the Kelly Hospital for treatment.

After an examination at the hospital doctors despaired of the child’s life.  Olive was badly burned about the face and body.  Some of the burns on the body were very deep.  Mrs. Zaner     was also badly burned about the hands in her attempt to save her daughter.

Another report was circulated in the Argos community that the child had received her burns when she attempted to enliven a fire in the kitchen stove with a poker.  The fire according to the above mentioned report had been started by the mother who was then called away from the kitchen for a few minutes.  As the little girl poked the fire the flames burst forth igniting her clothing.  This story is given little credence.

Mr. Zaner is a stockbuyer in the Argos community.  He was in Chicago with a load of hogs when his daughter met with the fatal accident.  Mr. Zaner was not aware of his daughter’s death until his return home.  He was called and located at the Union Stockyards in Chicago and returned immediatey by automobile to his home in Argos.  He was at his daughter’s bedside when


she passed away.

Survivors are the parents, a sister, June [ZANER]], aged 14, two brothers, Paul [ZANER], aged 10, and Roy [ZANER], aged 4.  No funeral arrangemets have been made.

 

Albert BRIGHT, 75, life long resident of Fulton County, died Thursday morning at 11:30 at his home one and one-half miles south of Tiosa.  Death followed an illness of several months with heart trouble.

Albert, son of George and Rachel BRIGHT, was born in Henry Township, August 31, 1855.  All of Mr. Bright’s life was spent in the Akron community, where he followed the occupation of farming until one year ago when he moved to a farm near Tiosa.

Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Margaret HALTER; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Grace SHIVELY, of Richland Center; two grandsons; three brothers, Jesse [BRIGHT], Frank [BRIGHT] and George [BRIGHT], of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Emma JUDD, of Iowa, and Mrs. Mary WEST, of Rochester.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday’s News-Sentinel

 

Friday, April 17, 1931

 

Funeral services for the late Albert BRIGHT, a life long resident of Fulton county, who died at his hoime one and a half miles south of Tiosa Thursday morning following a heart    attack, will be held from the Nichols church, 14 miles northeast of Rochester, Saturday at 2    p.m.   Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

 

Mrs. Irene ELEY, 58, former resident of Tiosa and Argos, died Thursday morning at her home in Logansport.  Death followed an illness of one year with complications of diseases.

Surviving are one son, Lon ELEY, of Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Abe BROCKEY, of Talma and Mrs. Melvina LAMBERT, of Logansport, and a brother, Stephen BARRETT, of Tippecanoe.  Her husband, Lou ELEY, died five years ago.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Talma Christian church.  Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

 

Saturday, April 18, 1931

 

John GREGORY, 71, retired farmer and a life long resident of Fulton county, died Friday evening at 10:15 in his home at 1212 College Avenue.  Death ws due to intestinal flu and followed an illness of two weeks.

John, son of Clark and Julia GREGORY, was born in Fulton county, January 1, 1860.  In 1887 he was married to Mary DURKES.  He was a member of the Evangelical church.  Surviving are his wife, a son, Albert [GREGORY], of South Bend, and a foster-son, Elliott YOUNG, also of South Bend; two brothers, one sister and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Evangelical church.  Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

The funeral of John WICKIZER held Thursday afternoon was the largest one ever held in Argos, not only friends in Argos and vicinity being present but many from South Bend, Plymouth, Bourbon, Culver, Rochester and other cities came to pay their respects to one who   had lived in Argos all his life and one who was alive to all the interests of the town and      vicinity.  All the business houses were closed.  The church was filled, many remaining outside


throughout the ceremony and several others returned to their homes before the ceremony       closed.  The burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery where the Masonic fraternity had charge      of the service.  There were many flowers, testifying to the high esteem in which Mr. Wickizer  was held.

 

Monday, April 20, 1931

 

The remains of the late Mrs. Vida CORNELIUS who died at the home of her daughter in Long Beach, Cal., in December after a fall in a bathtub, will arrive in this city sometime Wednesday friends in this city were advised today.  The body will be taken to the Val   Zimmerman Undertaking Parlor where it will be kept until the arrival of the daughter from California at which time the funeral arrangements will be announced.

 

Mrs. Joseph LEVI, 73, prominent resident of this city, died Sunday noon in her home at 1000 Pontiac Street following an illness of five months.  Death was due to complications of diseases.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Theresa HEINSIMER, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 27, 1857.  In Lexington, Kentucky on September 20, 1881 she was married to Joseph LEVI and all of their married life was spent in Rocheter, with the exception of six       years in Worchester, Mass.

Surviving are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Lester ALLMAN, of Columbus, Ohio, and Miss Jeanette [LEVI], at home.  A son, Albert [LEVI], died a year ago.

Short funeral services will be held at eight o’clock this evening at the home with Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge.  The body will then be taken to Columbus, Ohio and services conducted   by Rabbi TARSIAH will be held in that city Tuesday morning.  Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery.

 

Mrs. James KEPLER and Mrs. Charles KEPLER, of this city, have received word of the death of their sister, Mrs. C. H. DEWALD, 70, which occurred at 4:20 Saturday afternoon in     her home in Armour, South Dakota.  Death followed an illness of several years with   complications of diseases.

Amanda YODER, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah YODER, was born on March 27, 1861 near Denver, Ind.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to C. H. DEWALD.  Mr. and   Mrs. Dewald had lived in Armour, South Dakota about 30 years, moving there from Iowa.

Surviving, other than the above named sisters, of [Rochester], a daughter, Mrs. Orlen KING, of Idaho; eight grandchildren; three brothers, George YODER, of Adair, Iowa, Ben YODER, of Peru, and John YODER, of Macy.

Funeral services were held in Armour Monday afternoon at 2:30.  Burial was made in that city.

 

Mrs. E. Q. LAUDEMAN and daughter, Miss Faye LAUDEMAN and Walter BELDING who were seriously injured Sunday in the crash which claimed the life of Rev. LAUDEMAN    have more than a fighting chance to live attaches of the Linville Memorial Hospital at    Columbia City reported at 2:30 p.m.  Mrs. Laudeman has not regained consciousness.  Miss Laudeman is conscious only a part of the time while Mr. Belding is near rational.

Funeral services for E. Q. LAUDEMAN will be held in the Evangelical church, this city on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  The body which will arrive in Rochester this afternoon  will be taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dwight GREEN, West 11th street, from where      


it will be removed Tuesday morning to the Evangelical church where it will lie in state up until the hour of the funeral.  Burial will be made in the Mausoleum.  The former pastor occupied the pulpit of the Evangelican church during the years of 1904, 1905 and in 1918.

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Columbia City, April 20. -  A Fort Wayne man was killed, his widow and daughter were criticaly hurt, his son and another youth were seriously injured and two other persons were less seriously injured at 10:45 a.m. Sunday when two automobiles collided at the intersection of state road 14 and the old Columbis City-Huntington road, six miles south of here.

Edwin G. LAUDEMAN, 63, of 3922 South Calhoun street, Fort Wayne, a former pastor of the First Evangelical church is dead.  His neck was broken and he is thought to have died instantly.

Mrs. Ellen LAUDEMAN, hiw widow, is in a critical condition at Linvill Memorial hospital here.  She has a basal skull fracture.

Miss Faye L. LAUDEMAN, 35, their daughter, also is in a critical condition.  All of the ribs on her left side are broken, and she suffered fractures of the clavicle, and scapular bones.

Claude LAUDEMAN, Jr., 11, gradson of Mr. and Mrs. Laudeman, suffered internal injuries and is in a serious condition.

Willard BELDING, 17, son of W. C. BELDING of 1232 Byron Street, Huntington, has a skull fracture and other injuries.  His condition is serious.  His twin brother, Walter      [BELDING], was brought to the hospital for treatment for a fractured shoulder and later was released.

Their father was driving one of the automobiles.  He escaped with bruises and cuts.

Laudeman was driving west on state road 14, which is known as the Illinois road and runs off of West Main street in Fort Wayne.  Belding who was takig his sos on a fishing trip, was going north on the Columbia City-Huntington road.

The two cars reached the center of the intersection at the same time, according to information gathered by Sheriff H. O. STOCKER, of Whitley county, who was called immediately.  The force of the crash sent the machines off the road in different directions.

Both cars hit a concrete abutment, the Belding car splintering under the impact and rolling over on its side.  The Lauderman car hit the abutmet and went into the ditch, but remained      erect.

State road 14 is a through highway.  The intersection is clear and approaching cars may be seen for a considerable distance.  Belding is said to have slowed down for the intersection and then, misjudging the distance and speed of the Laudeman car, started across in second gear.

Three ambulances were called, the DeMoney and Luckenbill machines from ths city each bringing two of the injured to the hospital.  The other and less seriously hurt of the victims       were brought in by passing motorists.

The Laudeman party was enroute to Rochester, where Mr. Laudeman had held a pastorate, to visit a daughter, Mrs. Dwight GREEN.  Mrs. Green and her husband were called here last   night to take charge of the body, which is at the DeMoney funeral home, 125 East Van Buren street.  The body will lie in state from noon Monday until 10 p.m. after which it will be sent       to Rochester.

Mr. Laudeman was a minister of the Evangelical faith for many years.  He was a native of Bremen, Ind., and was educated at North Central college, Naperville, Ill.  He served twice as       pastor of the First Evangelical church of Fort Wayne, one of the periods being the full term of  five years.  His second pastorate there was concluded in 1918.

He also served the church at Rochester twice and held pastorate at Winona Lake and at Dayton, Ohio.  After completing his second pastorate at Fort Wayne he became identified with  


the Indiana Anti-Tuberculosis society and had his headquarters at Indianapolis.  Returning to     Fort Wayne he entered the Gunder real estate firm and was with them from 1921 to 1925.

He closed business activities in 1925 because of ill health and had only recently become active again.

Surviving besides the widow, son and two daughters mentioned is a granddaughter, Mary Kathleen GREEN of Rochester.

 

Tuesday, April 21, 1931

 

Funeral services for Russell NEFF, 30, who died a few days ago in Dothan, Alabama, will be held at 10:30 Wednesday morning in Anderson, Ind.  Mr. Neff is the son of Rev. and   Mrs. Henry NEFF.  Rev. Neff was formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church here.

 

Lydia [BARKMAN], eleven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles BARKMAN of the Whippoorwill neighborhood, northwest of Rochester, died Monday afternoon at four     o’clock.  Death was due to inflamatory rheumatism and followed an illness of thirteen days.

The child was born on December 12, 1919 and all of her life had been spent in this county.  She was a student at the Whippoorwill school.

Surviving are her parents, three sisters, Marion [BARKMAN], Ruth [BARKMAN] and Esther [BARKMAN], and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo BARKMAN.  Funeral services   will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Grand View church.  Burial will be      made in the Richland Center cemetery.

 

Mrs. Dora STROHM, 68, former resident of Rochester and Macy, died Monday night at the Miami County Home.  Death foillowed an illness of several months with complications of diseases.

Mrs. Strohm had been an inmate of the home since the death of her husband, Sylvester STROHM, last October.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the Ditmire funeral parlors in Macy.  Rev. WHITE will officiate and burial will be made in the    Macy cemetery.

 

Wednesday, April 22, 1931

 

Mrs. George BRYANT, 69, southeast of Talma, died at ten o’clock Wednesday morning following an illness of two years.  Death was due to complications of diseases.

Mary L. KUHN was born in Fulton County on September sixth, 1861 and upon reaching womanhood she was married to George S. BRYANT.  Mr. and Mrs. Bryant had lived in the  Talma community for the past 27 years, moving there from near Akron.  She was a member of  the Talma Christian Church.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, D. M. BRYANT, of Los Angeles, California, and Ernest BRYANT, of Lafayette; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie BALL, of Silver Lake, and Mrs.  Verdie BROCKEY, near Talma; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fern BRYANT, of South Bend; nine grandchildren and a brother, Jacob KUHN, of Carroll County.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending word from the son in California.
Mrs. Flora YOUNG, 68, widow of the late Levi YOUNG, died at 12:15 Wednesday afternoon in her home at 924 Monroe Street.  Death was due to peritonitis and followed an   illness of only six days.

Mrs. Young, before her marriage to Levi Young on March 20, 1914, was Mrs. Flora BALZER.  Several nephews and nieces survive.  Mr. Young died last December.

Due to the fact that all of her relatives live out of the city it was impossible to secure a complete obituary.  This, with the funeral arrangements, will appear in Thursday’s News- Sentinel.

 

Sanford Francis KINDIG, 42, a carpenter living eight miles northeast of Rochester in the Olive Bethel neighborhood, died at 12:30 Wednesday morning at Woodlawn hospital where he   had been a patient for the past two weeks.  Death was due to complications which developed following an operation for appendicitis.

The deceased was born in Fulton County, August 18, 1880, the son of Orville and Elferetta KINDIG, and all of his life had been spent in Fulton County.

Survivors are his wife, who was formerly Thelma BRYANT; mother, Mrs. Elferetta KINDIG, of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer WIDEMAN, of Akron, Mrs. Tressa RICHARDSON, of Everett, Wash., and Mrs. Justin HALL, of Rochester; two brothers,     Thornton [KINDIG], of Logansport and Vernon K. [KINDIG] of Akron.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Athens United Brethren Church.  Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Vida CORNELIUS, who died several weeks ago at her home in Long Beach, California, will be held at the Mausoleum in Rochester Thursday afternoon at two o’clock.  The body of Mrs. Cornelius arrived in this city Wednesday.

 

Thursday, April 23, 1931

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence E. YOUNG, 68, who died shortly after noon Wednesday, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the residence, 924 Monroe       Street.  Rev. JOHNSTON, pastor of the Christian church, will officiate and burial will be      made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

The deceased was born in Rochester on April 14, 1862 the daughter of David and Mary CARR.  In 1914 she was married to Levi YOUNG, who died December fourth, 1930.  She was a member of the Rebekah lodge.

Surviving are one brother, Frank [CARR], and the following nephews and nieces: Howard CARR, of Plymouth; Andrew MOON, Logansport; Fred CARR, Los Angeles, Pearl       SEARS, Mead, Pa.; Wrethel PAPPAS, Ethel CARR and Ruth HANSON, of Chicago.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. George BRYANT, near Talma, who died Wednesday morning, will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Talma Methodist Church.  Burial will be    made in the Nichols cemetery.

 

Committal services for the late Mrs. Vida CORNELIUS, who died at the home of her daughter in Long Beach, California in December, were held at the mausoleum this afternoon.    Rev. Daniel S. PERRY was in charge.  Mrs. Cornelius, who was a former resident of this       city, suffered injuries when she fell in a bath tub which caused her death.


 

Friday, April 24, 1931 to Saturday, April 25, 1931

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, April 27, 1931

 

Clinton PARTRIDGE, 70, pioneer citizen of the Tiosa neighborhood, passed away at his home 7:30 o’clock Monday morning after an illness of two weeks.  Death resulted from        anemia from which disease Mr. Partridge had suffered for some time.

The deceased was born in the vicinity in which his death occurred on July 9, 1851.  Upon reaching manhood Mr. Partridge was united in marriage to Mary BUGBY.  Until ill health compelled his retirement he was engaged in the occupation of farming.  Surviving with the   widow are the following children:  Lee PARTRIDGE, of Chicago, Francis [PARTRIDGE] and Olive [PARTRIDGE], at hoime; Merritt PARTRIDGE of California; May [PARTRIDGE] and Mina [PARTRIDGE], of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Florence ARCHER, of Toledo, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements were not available as this issue went to press.

 

Mrs. Malinda SIPLE, 77, died Sunday evening at 7:30 in the home of her son, Ross C. [SIPLE], three miles north of Argos, death being due to dropsy.  Mrs. Siple had been in ill   health for the past three years but her condition had only been regarded as serious two weeks.

The deceased was born in Henry County but moved to Fulton County when a child.  The remainder of her life was spent in the Argos community.  Her husband, John C. [SIPLE], died several years ago.

Surviving, other than the son, Ross C., are one grandson, a brother, William DEARDOFF, of Culver, and a sister, Emma DEARDOFF, of Mishawaka.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Christian Church.  Rev. Hiley BAKER will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

 

Miss Mary Edith KERCHER, aged 34, passed away Saturday morning at the home of her parents, seven miles southeast of Akron.  Death resulted from tuberculosis after an illness of    two years duration.  The deceased had been a resident of the Enterprise neighborhood which lies east of Gilead throughout her entire life.

Mary Edith, daughter of David and Katherine KERCHER, was born on a farm east of Gilead on July 15th, [1896] and attended school in that locality where she made a wide acquaintance of friends.  She was a member of the Brethren Church and took an active interest     in church work until ill health forced her retirement to her home.  Survivors are the father, a brother Leroy KERCHER, of Gilead, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles KEIM, of Akron, and       Mrs. Oscar WELLER, of Roann.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, two o’clock at the Gilead Methodist church, with Rev. Dale OLDHAM, of Akron, officiating.  Burial was made in the Gilead cemetery.

 

Tuesday, April 28, 1931

 

(By Albert W. BITTERS]

Neighbors and friends of Mrs. James F. KEPLER were surprised and shocked about 10:30 o’clock Monday morning when Mrs. Herman METZLER called at her home and found her     where she had fallen on the floor, following a stroke of paralysis.  Mrs. Kepler had finished her family washing, was happy and feeling buoyant over the anticipated visit of her daughter and


little gradson, Jimmy, from Indianapolis.  Only an hour before she had been in the home of    Mrs. Metzler, explaining her pleasure over the coming together of loved ones.  It seems a co-incident that Mrs. Metzler returned her call as quickly, just to borrow a newspaper for an       article in which both ladies were interested and her entry seemed as though prompted by fate,       as Mrs. Metzler helped her in a seat, called Mrs. Cal HOOVER, and telephoned for her      husband.

Mrs. Kepler was conscious, said she had fallen, that her head pained, but the cause was evident, since her right side was limp.  Drs. KING and LECKRONE were called.  Mr. Kepler hastened to her, but the patient soon lapsed into unconsciousness and thus remained to the       last.  She peacefully passed away about 4:30 this morning.

Julia Ann YODER, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah YODER, was born near Denver, in Miami county, April 15, 1878, entred the sphere beyond, at her home, 1127 Main street,   Tuesday morning, April 28, 1931, aged 53 years and 13 days.

The deceasd was united in marriage with James F. KEPLER on May 6, 1896.  To their union five children were born, Gussie [KEPLER] and Ada [KEPLER] preceded the mother to       the higher life.  Those remaining are Mrs. Edna PLUNKETT, Indianapolis, Orlando      [KEPLER] and Vera [KEPLER] at home, her sorrowing husband and one grandson.  There      were elevan children in the Yoder family, of whom there are three brothers, John [YODER], of Macy, Ben [YODER], of Peru and George [YODER] of Adair, Iowa; and one sister, Mrs.    Charles KEPLER, of Rochester, living.  Mrs. Kepler lost two sisters in eight months, one in Dakota buried on the day Mrs. Kepler was stricken.

“God moves in mysterious way His wonders to perform.”  Was it an incident or chance that kinship should meet in a union of love on the coral strand with such close events?  Who     can measure their joy or compare that scene with the sadness left for husband and children who  will miss the presence, loyalty and love of wife and mother as expressed by her in the home     life?  She kept the light buring in her heart day by day, an inspiration to neighbors, friends       and family, leaving an example worthy of the hosts to follow.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:45 at the residence 1127 Main street, with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER pastor of the Evangelical church officiating.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Frank McGUYER, 49, a veteran of the World War, died at noon Tuesday in he Fulton County Home following an illness of several months with dropsy and complications.  The deceased was taken seriously ill while passing through this city on November seventh, 1930, and was taken to the County Home where he had been a patient ever since.

Several attempts had been made to get in touch with a brother and sister, the former supposed to be living in Chicago and the latter in Pennsylvanie, but all efforts failed.  It was only a few days ago it was learned that McGuyer had served in the World War and plans were being made to try and have him placed in a government hospital.

The body has been removed to the Foster chapel.

The second death as the result of an automobile accident near Columbia City on Sunday, April 19th, occurred in that city Monday evening at 7:40 when Mrs. Ellen LAUDEMAN, 60, succumbed at the Linville hospital.  Her husband, Rev. Edwin Q. LAUDEMAN, former pastor of the Rochester Evangelical church, was instanty killed in the crash.

Rev. Laudeman was killed and his widow injured when their automobile collided with one driven by W. C. BELDING, of Huntington, at the intersection of state road 14 and the old Columbia City-Huntington road.  Mrs. Laudeman’s skull was fractured.


A daughter, Miss Faye Laudeman, and a grandson, Claude Laudeman Jr., 11, are still patients at the Linville hospital but both are recovering from the injuries received in the       wreck.  Miss Laudeman had all of her ribs on her left side fractured, a fractured skull and other serious injuries.  The Laudeman youth also had a fractured skull.  Two other persons injured in  the accident are recovering.

The Laudeman party was enroute to Rochester to visit Rev. and Mrs. Laudeman’s daughter, Mrs. Dwight GREEN, when the accident occurred.

The body of Mrs. Laudeman will be brought to Rochester Wednesday and funeral services will be held at 2:30 at the Evangelical Church.  Rev. E. Garfield JOHNSON, of Fort Wayne,   will officiate and burial will be made in the Mausoleum.

Surviving other than the two daughters, Miss Faye {LAUDEMAN] and Mrs. Fern GREEN, are two grandchildren, Claude LAUDEMAN, Jr. ad Mary Kathleen GREEN.

 

Funeral services for Clinton PARTRIDGE, 79, near Tiosa, who died Monday morning, will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the residence.  Rev. KENNEDY, pastor of    the Talma Christian church, will be in charge and burial will be made in the Reichter       cemetery.

 

Wednesday, April 29, 1931

 

John M. MILLER, 78, well known retired farmer, died Wednesday mornig at 7:30 in his home at 221 East Ninth Street, death being due to complications of diseases.  Mr. Miller had   been in failing health for three years and his condition had been regarded as serious the past         four months.

The deceased, the son of George and Hester MILLER, was born in Miami County, near Wawpecong, on November 11, 1852 and came to Fulton County when a child.  On June sixth, 1872 he was married to Panthier BLACKETOR, who passed away on February 17, 1930.      Before moving to Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Miller lived for many years on a farm west of the Woodrow school.  He was a member of the Red Men lodge and united with the Ebenezer      Baptist Church in 1888.

Surviving are three sons, Herman [MILLER], Lovall [MILLER] and Phil [MILLER], two sisters, Mrs. Abe BLACKETOR and Mrs. James ONSTOTT and two brothers, Gideon [MILLER] and Clem V. [MILLER], all of Rochester.  A son died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. J.B. GLEASON in charge.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Jonathan DuBOIS, 85, who had spent practically all of his life in the Green Oak community, died at eight o’clock Wednesday morning in his home south of Rochester on    Federal Road 31.  Death was due to heart trouble and followed by an illness of two years  He     had been bedfast for the past six months.

Jonathan, son of Mathusalem and Rachel DuBOIS, was born on the farm west of Green Oak, now owned by Charles KEIM, on May 4, 1845.  All of his life had been spent in that community with the exception of two years in Kansas.

Survivors are a brother and sister, Henry M. [DuBOIS] and Mary [DuBOIS], with whom the deceased lived and a large number of nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.
William F. ZARTMAN, age 66, who was well known here where he had often visited, died Monday evening at six o’clock at his hoime near Mexico, Indiana.  Mr. Zartman had been    in failing health for about two years and his death was attributed to heart disease.

Mr. Zartman had been up and about the house as usual, Monday and his death came sudden and unexpectedly while he was seated in a chair.

William Franklin, son of Benjamin and Lucy (MOHLER) ZARTMAN was born April 7, 1865 at Macy.  On October 30, 1889 he was united in marriage to Rosanna BENDER who     with six children survives.  The children are Mrs. Walter BEMENDERFER of Plymouth,  formerly of Rochester, Mrs. George CHURCH of Mexico, Mrs. Sam HARRELL of Mexico,  Mrs. Clarence STUBEN of Deedsville, John [ZARTMAN] of Mexico and George      [ZARTMAN] at home.

Funeral ervices will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Brethren Church in Mexico.  The Rev. Frank FISHER of Mexico will be in charge.  Burial will be made in the Mexico Cemetery.

 

Thursday, April 30, 1931

 

Minnie Estella [MATHEWS], 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley MATHEWS, south of Talma, died at four o’clock Wednesday afteroon at Woodlawn hospital.  Death was due to sugar diabetes and followed an illness of only one week.

The child was born on April 17, 1921.  She was a student in the Talma school and attended Sunday School at the Talma Christian Church.  Surviving are her parents, two     beothers, Ernest [MATHEWS] and Herman [MATHEWS], three sisters, Mary [MATHEWS], Martha [MATHEWS] and Mildren [MATHEWS], grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen MATHEWS, of Talma and Mrs. Amanda DUDGEON, of Richland Center.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Richland Center Church.  Rev. KENNEDY of Talma, will officiate and burial will be made in the Richland Center  cemetery.

 

Mrs. Catherine GOODNER, 80, died Wednesday evening in the home of her son, Noble Goodner, two miles west of Mt. Olive, death being due to complications of diseases incident       to advanced years.  Mrs. Goodner had been in failing health for some time but her condition had only been regarded as serious the past week.

The deceased [Catherine GLICK] was born in Indiana on October 8, 1844, the daughter of Aaron and Lucinda GLICK.  On November fourth, 1869 she was married to Joseph T. GOODNER.  The deceased had lived in Fulton county for 28 years, coming here from    Vermillion County, Illinois.  She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren Church.

Surviving are four dughters, Mrs. J. S. WHITLOCK, Pueblo, Colorado and Mrs. Omer ROUCH, Fulton; two sons, J. A. GOODNER, Indianapolis, and Noble GOODNER, near Mt. Olive; one sister, Mrs. Silas GILLESPIE, Georgetown, Ill.; one brother, M. W. GLICK, Hamilton, Mo.  Also fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Fulton U.B. Church.  Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN will be in charge and burial will be made in the Salem cemetery.

 

Jonathan Deyo DuBOIS was born May 4, 1845, at Green Oak, died Apr. 29, 1931, at his home north of Green Oak, less than a mile from his birthplace.  He was the son of Mathuselam and Rachel DuBOIS, being the fourth child of a family of nine.

Mr. DuBois had been in poor health for six years, but seriously ill for two weeks.  He


leaves in the home to mourn a brother Henry M. [DuBOIS] and a sister Mary E. [DuBOIS],     who devotedly and tenderly cared for him through his illness.

Those who preceded him in death besides the parents were his sisters, Mrs. Ruth CORBIN and Miss Katherine DuBOIS and his brothers Wilhemus [DuBOIS], Francis M. [DuBOIS], George W. [DuBOIS] and Phillip [DuBOIS].

He is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces who will miss “Uncle Jont” as he was familiarly called.

Mr. Dubois was of a genial friendly temperament and for this reason will be missed in  his home community.  He was a man of stern integrity and a follower of the Golden Rule.

Funeral services will be held from the Mud Lake Chapel Friday at 10 a.m. with Rev. C. S. DAVIDSON in charge with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

 

Friday, May 1, 1931

 

Funeral services for John Edgar McCAUGHEY, 83, life long resident of Wayne Township, who died Wednesday evening at 10:30 in his home near Grass Creek, will be held Saturday morning at ten o’clock at the Fletcher’s Lake Church.  Rev. HANSTRA, pastor of      the Lucerne Presbyterian Church, will have charge and will be assisted by neighboring       pastors, Rev. DAY and Rev. MAHAFFEE.  Burial will be made in the Fletcher’s Lake    cemetery.

John Edgar, son of David E. and Lavina McCAUGHEY, was born in Wayne Township on November 24, 1847 and on January 18th, 1875 he was married to Hannah BEATTIE.  Mr. McCaughey followed the occupation of farming and was one of the best known residents in       the Grass Creek community.  He had been a member of the Presbyterian church since      childhood and for several years had been an elder in the Lucerne church.

Surviving are one son, Walter McCAUGHEY, of Croswell, Michigan, three daughters, Mrs. Harry WINN, Mrs. Wilbur ELLIOTT and Mrs. Sherman HIZER, all of Lucerne; four  sisters, Mrs. Margaret ELLIOTT, of South Bend; Mrs. Charles SMITH, Clark, South Dakota,   and the Misses Martha [McCAUGHEY] and Hannah McCAUGHEY, of Rochester; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Mrs. McCaughey passed away in 1926.

 

Mrs. Earl WICKS has received word of the death of Mrs. Alice REYNOLDS, of Harvey, Illinois, which occurred Thursday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Norman GALLETTE.       Mrs. Raynolds lived in Rochester for a number of years.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.    Fred M. JESSE and Mrs. GALLETTE, both of Harvey, Ill.

The body will be returned here for burial, funeral services to be held Saurday afternoon at two o’clock at the Richland Center church.

 

Saturday, May 2, 1931

 

Charles LUCKENBILL, age 90 years and a Civil war veteran, died Friday evening at five o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna SAVAGE in Macy.  Mr. Luckenbill had been    ill for two weeks, suffering from bronchial pneumonia.

Charles, son of Solomon and Mary LUCKENBILL, was born at Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, December 29, 1840.  When a boy he moved with his family to Indiana and     settled near Ebenezer.  He has lived in Macy for the past five years.  On August 16, 1866 he     was united in marriage to Margaret JENISON who preceded him in death.

Mr. Luckenbill was an earnest church worker, having been a member of the Methodist


church since early childhood.  He fought in the Civil war and was wounded in the battle of the Wilderness.

Survivors are two sons, Alonzo LUCKENBILL, of Akron and Lorenzo [LUCKENBILL] of Leiters Ford, and two daughters, Mrs. Ella CROFT of Indianapolis and Mrs. Anna      SAVAGE of Macy.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Macy Methodist Church.  Rev. E. P. WHITE will officiae and burial will be made in the Ebenezer cemetery.

 

Monday, May 4, 1931

 

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church at Marion today for Billy [HAYS], five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ned HAYS, of Marion.  Burial was made in the cemetery at Marion.  The deceased was a great-grandson of Mrs. Mary DRAKE of this city.  He  was born in Marion on Jan. 15, 1926.  Death was due to pneumonia which followed the flu.  It was at first thought the child had scarlet fever.  Survivors other than the parents and great-grandmother are the grandfather Ben DRAKE, of Tulsa, Okla., a brother, Jimmy [HAYS] and       a sister Nancy [HAYS], and a number of aunts and uncles.  The mother, Mrs. Hays, was   formerly Miss Mabel DRAKE of this city.

 

John E. OVERMYER, 76, well known Union Township farmer, died at 9:15 Monday morning in his home three miles north of Kewanna.  Death was due to complications of     diseases and followed an eight months illness.

The deceased was born on August 11, 1855 on a farm 3-1/2 miles south of Monterey the son of Daniel and Sarah OVERMYER.  Upon reaching manhood he was married to Emma BURNS who died on September 17, 1880.  On Mar. 25, 1882, he was married to Matilda GARMAN, now deceased.  Mr. Overmyer was a member of the Evangelical Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lottie HUNNESHAGEN and Mrs. Maude HUEY, of Kewanna; Mrs. Lela CLARK, of Rochester; two sons, Daniel [OVERMYER], of Tippecanoe     and Irs [OVERMYER], of Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. L. A. ADAMS, of Culver, and Mrs.  Hattie GORSELINE, of Rochester; two brothers, Luicalin [OVERMYER] and Schuyler OVERMYER, of Kewanna; three half-brothers, Frank OVERMYER, of Culver, Isaac OVERMYER of Winamac and Benjamin OVERMYER of Delong; two half-sisters, Mrs. Ed WENTZEL and Mrs. Anna LEWIS, of Monterey.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Bruce Lake Reform Church.  Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

 

Smith HIGGINS, former resident of Akron, died at five o’clock Monday at his home     in Anderson, Ind.  Death was due to pneumonia and foillowed an illness of only a few days.

Mr. Higgins was born and raised at Silver Lake.  For many years he was employed as a telephone lineman in Akron, retiring two years ago and moving to Anderson.  He was a     member of the Saints Church in Akron.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Harriet McMILLON, two sons, Lyman [HIGGINS] and Fred [HIGGINS], of Anderson.  A son, Roy [HIGGINS], died a year ago.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 at the Silver Lake Saints Church.  Rev. OLDHAM, of Akron, will officiate and burial will be made in the Silver Lake cemetery.
Tuesday, May 5, 1931

 

Ancita Coleen [GOOD], five-weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale GOOD, West Fourth street, died Monday evening following a few days illness with pneumonia.  Surviving     are the parents and one sister.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock at   the home with Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH in charge.  Burial was made in the I.O.O.F.  cemetery.

 

Funeral services were held from the Culver Methodist Church this afternoon for Mrs. John REEDER, aged 73, who has been a residet of Culver for the past 20 years.  Mrs. Reeder passed away Sunday after an illness of two and a half months.

 

Dean WYANT, salesman of the A. B. SHORE CLOTHING CO., was called to Marion today on account of the death of his father, Jacob K. WYANT, which occurred early today in      the Indianapolis Methodist hospital.  Mr. Wyant, whose home is in Marion had been confined     to the Indianapolis hospital for the past several weeks.

 

Wednesday, May 6, 1931

 

Mrs. George EXAVER, 75, two miles north of Monterey, died at four o’clock Wednesday morning.  Death was due to heart trouble and foillowed an illness of two years.

Margaret Samantha PONTIOUS was born on October first, 1855 near Monterey and all of her life had been spent in that community.  On September 24, 1876 she was married to George EXAVER.  The deceased was a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, Leo [EXAVER], of South Bend, George [EXAVER] and Charles [EXAVER], of Chicago, John [EXAVER] at home; two daughters,    Mrs. Francis KINTZ, of South Bend and Mrs. Mary Ann SCHOZER.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at nine o’clock at the St. Ann’s Catholic Church.  Rev. SCHALL will officiate and burial will be made in the Monterey cemetery.

 

Thursday, May 7, 1931

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, May 8, 1931

 

Henry E. TUTTLE, aged 64, who lved on the George ADAMS farm on the north bank of the Tippecanoe river, in Richland township, four miles northwest of this city, died at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon.  Death was caused by complications following the flu.

The deceased was born in Knox county, Ohio, on April 27, 1867, and came to this county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton TUTTLE, when he was quite young.

Mr. Tuttle was a veteran of the Spanish American War and served with Company B of the 159th Indiana Volunteers, which company was recruited in this city.  He was also a member of  the Moose Lodge of this city.

Survivors are the widow and two children by his first marriage, Clinton [TUTTLE], of Logansport, and Mrs. Roy McFARLAND, of Mishawaka, five grandchildren and five step-children, three brothers, Harry [TUTTLE], of Warsaw, Frank [TUTTLE], of Cromwell and        Dell [TUTTLE], of New Hampshire.  J. B. McDONALD, of Cromwell is a half-brother.


The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren church here Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH in charge.  The services will be in charge of  the A. H. Skinner Post of Spanish American War Veterans of this city of which the deceased    was a member and the Moose Lodge.

 

Saturday, May 9, 1931

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, May 11, 1931

 

Mrs. Anna STADDEN age 89, died at the home of her son, John, three miles west of Leiters Ford Monday morning at 1:30.  Death was due to complications incident to old age.      The deceased had been ill for several years.

Mrs. Stadden was born in England and came to this country when quite young.  Mr. Stadden has been dead fifteen years.  Surviving are four children, Will [STADDEN] of Star     City, Louis [STADDEN], Culver, John [STADDEN] of Leiters Ford and Mrs. May SEELEY     of Spokane,Washington.  Two daughters, Mrs. Mary KILSO and Mrs. Gertie DIX preceded     their mother in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at one o’clock at the residence and burial will be made in the Monterey Cemetery.  Rev. COLLINS of the Zion M. P. Church will be in charge    of the services.

 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed ARTER, in Akron, for her father, Isaac Lewis THOMPSON, 83, who died Saturday morning at eleven  o’clock.  Rev. Dale OLDHAM officiated and burial was made in the Akron I.O.O.F.      Cemetery.

Mr. Thompson’s death foillowed an illness of three weeks with complications of diseases incident to advanced years.

The deceased was born in Henry County, Indiana on August 28, 1847 the son of Abner and Jane THOMPSON.  Sixty-seven years ago he came to Fulton County and the remainder of  his life had been spent in the Akron vicinity where he followed the occupation of a brick     mason.  In 1874, in Akron, he was married to Miss Anna SHARP.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ed ARTER and Mrs. Merrill WHITTENBERGER, both of akron; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Tuesday, May 12, 1931

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, May 13, 1931

 

Michael BAPPERT, aged 84, veteran of the Civil Wr and one of Peru’s best known and highly respecrted citizens and the father of Miss Lillian BAPPERT, who for many years was       the head of the English department in the Rochester High School, died at his home in Peru     early Tuesday morning after an illness of almost a year’s duration.  His death was due to    ailments common to old age.  Mr. Bappert was well known in this city where he had often  visited.


Mr. Bappert was born in Bavaria, Germany, 84 years ago, and came to this country with his mother at the age of five, his father having died two years before.  At the age of 17 Mr. Bappert enlisted in Co. F. of the 12th Kentucky infantry, at the beginning of the Civil War      and continued to serve the Northern side during the entire war.

Mr. Bappert was taken captive in the early months of the war and held prisoner in the notorious Libby Prison near Richmond, Va., for many months before he was released in an exchange of prisoners.  Later Mr. Bappert reenlisted and marched with Sherman to the sea.  In a skirmish near Atlanta, Ga., on August 3, 1864 he was shot through his left knee necessitating amputation of the limb just above the knee.  The wound was a very serious one the third  amputation being necessary to save his life.

Mrs. Bappert preceded her husband in death nearly ten years ago and since that time Mr. Bappert has made his home with a daughter, Miss Lillian BAPPERT, who now is a member      of the Peru High School faculty.  Other surviving children are Mrs. Chas. HOWES, of     Atchison, Kansas, and George BAPPERT of Rosedale, Miss.

The deceased was a member of the Methodist church, the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and the W. B. Rayburn Post of G.A.R  Funeral arrangements will not be made until     the arrival in Peru of the son from Mississippi.

 

Mrs. Esther Elizabeth FOSTER, 82, a resident of the Argos community for the past ten years, died Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock at the Kelly hospital.  Mrs. Foster had been    confined to the hospital for three weeks suffering from a broken hip.

The deceased was born in London, England, August 11, 1848, and came to the United States ten years ago.  Surviving are five children:  Mrs. Sarah JAMES, of Denver, Colorado; William KRINGLE, Detroit, Michigan; L. FOSTER, of Chicago; Mrs. Clara AUSTIN, Pontiac, Michigan; and Allen KRINGLE, of England.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at three o’clock at the Grossman chapel.  Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

 

Warsaw, Ind., May 13. -  Charles THOMPSON, 42, former Warsaw resident, committed suicide at Phoenix, Ariz., at an early hour this morning by shooting himself.  Further    particulars were not learned by relatives at Claypool but it is believed that he committed      suicide because of a recent estrangement with his wife.

Mr. and Mrs. Thompson and two children moved from Warsaw to their present home in Arizona two years ago.  Shortly after their arrival Mr. and Mrs. Thompson separated.  Mr. Thompson was born in Claypool where he spent the early part of his life.  Durig his        residence in Warsaw he was employed at the Ford garage as a mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, two children, Lucile [THOMPSON] and Junior [THOMPSON], his father, Robert THOMPSON, of Claypool; four brothers, George THOMPSON, of North Manchester; Albert THOMPSON, whose address is not known;      Jerome THOMPSON, of Iron Mountain, Mich., and Clarence THOMPSON, of Claypool, and  one sister, Mrs. Ardilla DODGE of Porter, Wis.  Mrs. Thompson was formerly Lily    WRIGLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George WRIGLEY, of northeast of Warsaw.
Thursday, May 14, 1931

 

Russell SCOTT, aged 26, who was employed at the Cloverleaf Creamery on North Main Street during the past winter died last night in a hospital at Decatur local employees of the creamery company were informed today.  Scott’s death was due to typhoid fever following a  week’s illness. Scott came to this city from Huntington.  He had resided in Decatur but six    weeks.  Survivors are his wife and child.  The body will be taken back to Huntington for burial.

 

Friday, May 15, 1931

 

Funeral services for Benjamin GUISE, 51, of Indiana Harbor, were held at one o’clock Friday afternoon in the home of his sister, Mrs. Melvin MAHLER near Delong.  Rev. L. A. GREEN officiated and burial was made in the Lake Bruce cemetery.

Mr. Guise, who was employed as a craneman at the docks in Indiana Harbor died suddenly Wednesday the result of injuries received in a fall.  The deceased was born in Delong the son of George and Rosetta GUISE and for the past 25 years he had lived in Indiana Harbor.

Surviving are his parents and sister, of Delong, and another sister, Mrs. Clara HINES, of California.

 

Funeral services were held at Silver Lake today for Jacob HANEY, aged 75, owner of the Haney hotel at Silver Lake, who died Tuesday afternoon after an illness of a week with heart trouble.  He is survived by his widow and two daughters.  Mr. Haney was well known by  traveling men as he had operated the hotel bearing his name for nearly 40 years.

 

Saturday, May 16, 1931

 

Robert M. OSBORN, 68, former residet of Rochester and the Richland Center community, died Friday evening at 8:45 in the home of his son, J. G. Osborn, 719 E. Howard Street, South Bend.  Death was due to paralysis and followed an illness of two years.

The deceased was born in Fulton County on April 14, 1863.  For many years he lived on a farm in Richland township, moving to Rochester in 1916.  For six years he lived here, then moving to Argos where he operated a shoe store.  For the past few years he had made his home with his son in South Bend.  His wife, formerly Ella GIBSON, whom he married in Fulton County January 1889, died four years ago.

Surviving are two sons:  J. G. OSBORN, of South Bend, and Harry M. OSBORN, of Tiosa; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frank MORGAN, of Argos; a half-brother,      William McCOY, of California; three half-sisters, Mrs. Oran MILLER and Mrs. Joe THOMPSON, of Rochester, and Mrs. Claude COLE, of South Bend.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o’clock (3 o’clock daylight saving time) at the son’s home in South Bend.  Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery       in Fulton County.

 

Monday, May 18, 1931

 

Mrs. R. F. POWELL, of this city, has received word of the death of her brother, Samuel B. ZARTMAN, 60, which occurred at his home in Benton Harbor, Mich., Monday.  Death      was due to apoplexy.  Mrs. Powell will attend the funeral.
The citizenship of Rochester, as well as many friends throughout Fulton county, will regret to learn of the demise of Ernst VonEHRENSTEIN, his passing having occurred at the  home, corner of Ninth and Jefferson Streets, about eleven o’clock this morning, due to a    physical ailment of several months’ duration.

The deceased was a well-known citizen, having taken up his residence in Rochester about the year 1874.  For some years he was engaged in the monument and marble business, but in   later years engaged in the work of driving wells, and in that latter capacity formed a wide acquaintance.  He came to America from Germany in his young manhood and established his  home here as an American citizen, earning the confidence and respect of his fellows which continued to the last.

An obituary and biographical data will appear in tomorrow’s News-Sentinel, it being too late to collect the necessary information for today’s issue.

 

Mrs. Harry BRUGH has been informed of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Willliam BARNES, of White Bluffs, Wash.  Mr. Barnes is a former resident of Rochester.

 

Tuesday, May 19, 1931

 

(By Albert W. BITTERS)

As announced in previous issue of News-Sentinel, it is now incumbent that something eulogistic b e presented concerning the life of an esteemed old citizen whose demise was noted yesterday.

Ernst Von (STEUDEMANN) EHRENSTEIN, son of Emil and Thusnelda HUNDTWALTHER EHRENSTEIN was born in Liebie, Germany, June 24, 1852, passed to celestial life Monday, May 18, 1931, aged 78 years, 10 months, 24 days.

In his infancy his parents moved to Hamburg, where his youth was spent and attended private school.  Agreeable to custom in Germany he was taken into the national army and     served approximately two years.  He was of a long lineage of German military dignitaries     whose history has been a source of personal as well as family pride, his father being  commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel.  Even the name “Ehrenstein” is significant of nobility,   from the foillowing, as conveyed to this writer only a few days before his transition.  His     family ancestry extended back to 1730 with a degree of certainty.  His great-grandfahter was     made a Knight by the Emperor and acceding to custom, the family thereafter assumed the       name of their castle “Ehrenstein,” hence the deceased was Baron Ernst von Ehrenstein.  The   family crest, of “Stamwappen des Ehrenstein” is an heirloom of inheritance suggestive of       royal blood.

Following the military service of Mr. Ehrenstein he entered the German Forest Reserve duty, under the command of his uncle, Sleigiemund von Ehrenstein and then came to America   and eventually settled in Rochester, attracted by kinship, about the year 1874.  Here he met the sweetheart who later was his life companion.  He next returned to Germany for a brief stay, but  the call of Ameirca was insistent and was to cast his life line.  He returned to America in 1876  and in his experience traversed Atlantic ocean thirteen times.

On May 17, 1877, he was united in marriage with Miss Ellen M. KEWNEY, of Rochester.  To their union five children were born, the first, Charles Eugene    [VonEHRENSTEIN] deceased in infancy; Ernst Leon [VonEHRENSTEIN] and Emily M. [VonEHRENSTEIN], at home; Mrs. Grover TILLETT, Peru; Harriett Ellen [Von  EHRENSTEIN], Chicago.  Three grandchildren, Jean Ellen TILLETT and Mary Louise    TILLETT and Martha Anne TILLETT (twins).


May 17, 1927, Mr. and Mrs. VonEHRENSTEIN celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and it seems a coincidence that his passing occurred next day following the 54th annidersary.

Mrs. VonEHRENSTEIN preceded her husband to higher life last September 27th.  There are no other immediate relatives living in America.

On the evening of August 20, 1879, the deceased presented his petition to Rochester Lodge No. 79, F&AM, the same being referred to the late Brothers, Isaiah W. WALKER,   Andrew T. BITTERS and James F. COLLINS.  He was elected and made an Entered      Appearance Sept. 17; passed as a Fellowcraft Oct. 15 and was given his Master Mason’s       degree Nov. 19, 1879.  On the later date, 1929, Rochester Lodge celebrated his fiftieth   anniversary in Masonry with fitting observance.  He was a thirty-second degree Mason on both  the York Rite and Scottish Rite branches, having Blue Lodge and Royal Arch membership in Rochester; Knight Templar at Plymouth; Scottish Rite, Indianapolis; Royal Select Master, Huntington and the Shrine at Murat Temple, Indianapolis.  Both Mr. and Mrs. VonEhrenstein were charter members of Rochester Chapter No. 70, Order Eastern Star, dating April 14, 1887.

In his early youth, Mr. Ehrenstein was confirmed a member of the German Lutheran church.  During his citizenship in America, the ancient fraternity was his church and Masonry constituted his religion.  In that capacity he was loyal to the last, his joy being to serve in capacity of a character prominent in the Master’s degree.  Aye, Brethren, one of the three is   finally taken without the gates of the city.  His rough aslar has been measured by the 24-inch gauge, plumbed and squared to perfect proportions and the trowel has spread the cement for its placement in the spiritual building, that house not made with hands.  That his transition      marked the happiest day of an eventful life, the realization of the ancient secret he    conscientiously conceived locked in faithful breast, now made luminant in the glory of       celestial sphere.  So mote it be.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, Ninth and Jefferson Streets, Wednesday, 2:30 o’clock, Rev. S. C. DAVISSON in charge, Rev. Harold W. TURPIN    assisting.  Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Cortege and grave service assigned to Rochester  Lodge No. 79, F&AM.

 

Wednesday, May 20, 1931

 

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Denver Methodist church for Mrs. William GUISE, 86, who died Sunday evening following an illness of three years,  during which time she was blind.  She was a former resident of the Bruce Lake neighborhood     and was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Caroline SHONK, of Rochester.  Mr. Guise died five years      ago.

 

Mrs. Mary DRAKE, 89, one of the best known pioneer citizens of this city, died at six o’clock Tuesday evening in her home at 1407 Main Street.  Death was due to complications of diseases which followed an attack of pneumonia.  She had been ill for the past eight weeks.

Mary [NORRIS], daughter of Patrick and Bridget NORRIS, was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, on September 29, 1841.  When she was only four years of age the Norris family came from Ireland to Montreal, Canada, her mother and brother dying during the ocean voyage.  From Canada the family came to Sandusky, Ohio, where most of her girlhood was  spent.

After completing her education the deceased taught school and on December 25, 1866, she was married to Hezekiah S. DRAKE, the ceremony being in Ohio.  A few years later the     


couple moved to Fulton County and for 25 years resided on the DRAKE farm two and one-half miles southeast of Rochester on the Wabash road.  In 1897 they moved to Rochester, Mr. Drake dying several years later.

Mrs. Drake had always been very active and had traveled a great deal.  Only last winter she visited her son in Texas, returning home just a short time before she was taken ill.

She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church here for many years but a short time ago joined with the Catholic church in which faith she was educated when a child.

Surviving are two sons, Benjamin H. [DRAKE], of Brownwood, Texas; six grandchildren, Mrs. H. M. GRAY, and Mrs. Marion ASKEW, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Fred DRAKE, of Chicago; Mrs. Edgar HAYS, of Marion, Fred [DRAKE] and Joe DRAKE, of Brownwood, Texas and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the residence with Rev. John SCHALL, of Monterey, priest in charge of the St. Joseph Cathoic Church here, will officiate.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Thursday, May 21, 1931

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, May 22, 1931

 

Charles Alonzo DAWSON, aged 54, passed away at 7:30 o’clock Friday morning at his home at 800 East 12th street, after being bedfast for the past six weeks.  Mr. Dawson had been suffering from a disease of the spine.

Charles, son of Samuel and Rachel DAWSON, was born north of Athens, Feb. 9, 1877.  He was a life long resident of the Rochester community and was married here July 7, 1896 to Flotilla May GARNER, who survives.  Mr. Dawson followed the occupation of a painter and paper hanger.  He was a member of the Baptist church and of the Eages lodge, No. 435 of     South Bend.  The deceased was a member of the Rochester fire department years ago.

Other than the widow he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marie MILLER of South Bend and Mrs. Neva CUNNINGHAM of South Bend, one brother, Joe [DAWSON], of   Hammond and two sisters, Mrs. Katie WETTLES and Mrs. Belle RIEDENBECK, both of Chicago.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

 

Saturday, May 23, 1931

 

J. DUNKELBARGER, 86, died Saturday morning at 5:25 at his home in Ora, Ind. followig a three weeks’ illness.  Death was due to heart trouble and complications incident to advanced years.

The deceased was born in Cartington, Ohio, the son of Peter and Julia Ann DUNKELBARGER.  He had lived in Ora for 47 years moving there from Van Wert, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude DUNKELBARGER, a daughter, Mrs. Ona BENNETT, of Shelby, Michigan, two sons, Bank [DUNKELBARGER] and Olg [DUNKELBARGER], of Ora, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the home with Rev. ASHLEY, of Winamac, in               charge.  Burial wil be made in a cemetery in Center Township near Ora.
Funeral services for Charles DAWSON will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the residence, 800 East 12th Street.  Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH will officiate and burial will   be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Mrs. B. F. OVERMYER, of Leiters Ford, has received word that Mr. and Mrs. Theron BAKER, of Linesville, Pennsylvania, were killed near Folkston, Georgia, on May sixth,       when their automobile was struck by a train.  Mr. Baker formerly lived in Aubbeenaubbee township, owning the farm near Leiters Ford which is now the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry FERNBAUGH.

Mr. Baker’s first wife died while residents of the Leiters Ford community and he was only re-married a short time ago.  Mr. Baker still retained his I.O.O.F. membership at Leiters Ford.   He is survived b one daugher, Mrs. C. H. BROOKINS, of Fort Wayne, Ind.

 

Mrs. Charles TOMB, aged 37, died very suddenly at her home three miles northeast of this city in the McKinley neighborhood Friday at 3 o’clock.  Death was due to an infection of    the limb which followed an attack of the flu.  The deceased whose maiden name was Cora LAYMAN had been ill but a week.  She was born in Illinois on June 17, 1894 and had been a resident of this county for the past 12 years.  Mrs. Tomb was a member of the Evangelical   Church.  Survivors are the husband and six children all at home, Mary [TOMB], Mildred  [TOMB], Dorothy [TOMB], Marjorie [TOMB], Lena [TOMB] and John [TOMB], the parents,    Mr. and Mrs. Freeman LAYMAN, of Radium, Minn., seven brothers, Roy [LAYMAN] of      this city, Harry [LAYMAN] of Chicago; Clyde [LAYMAN], Ivan [LAYMAN], Charles [LAYMAN], Frank [LAYMAN] and Bert [LAYMAN] of Radium, Minn., and two sisters,      Mrs. Lily MELCINA and Miss Mary LAYMAN both of Radium, Minn.  Funeral services        will be held from the Evangelical Church at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge.  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

 

Monday, May 25, 1931

 

Rochester friends have received word of the death of Mrs. William BOTT, of Rensselaer, which occurred Sunday morning following a stroke of paralysis.  The deceased was a former resident of Star City and was a very active church worker.  Funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the residence.

 

Mrs. Sarah LIDECKER, 69, well known resident of Akron, died at 2:30 Monday morning.  Death was due to heart trouble and paralysis and followed an illness of five years.

The deceased was born in St. Joseph county, near Bremen on June 28, 1841, the daughter of Mary and Michael SMITH.  Forty years ago she was married to V. J. LIDECKER and all of their married life had been spent in Akron.  She was a member of the Evangelical Church.

Surviving are her husband; a sister, Mrs ----- ----, of South Bend; and Lewis SMITH of Mound City, Missouri.

 

Tuesday, May 26, 1931

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah LIDECKER, who died at her home in Akron Monday morning will be held from the Christian Church at Akron Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.   Rev. LONG of Wabash and Rev. MILLER of Akron will be in charge.  Burial will be made in  the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.


Tabor W. GINN, 90, Civil War veteran and practically a life long resident of the Delong community, died Monday afternoon at the Soldiers Home in Lafayette, following a two days’ illness.  Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years.

The deceased was born in Henry County, Indiana on May 13, 1841.  Upon reaching manhood he was married to Sarah E. ZOOK, in Newcastle, Ind., who died 20 years ago.  Mr. Ginn was a member of the Aubbeenaubbee township G.A.R.

Surviving are two sons, Charles C. [GINN] of Delong and Thomas L. [GINN], of Phoenix, Arizona.  Two daughters are deceased.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Leiters Ford chapel with Rev. GREEN in charge.  Burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.

 

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Ancil JOHNSON, 38, of Denver, Colorado, daughter of Mrs. Ira McVEY, west of Rochester.  Death followed a long illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had lived in Denver for the past eleven years, moving there from Warsaw.  Her maiden name was Flossie McVEY.  Surviving are her husband, two daughters and a son, Clarabelle [JOHNSON], Lucile [JOHNSON] and Mark [JOHNSON]; her mother; two sisters, Mrs. Jesse BEVELHEIMER, of Peru, Miss Troba McVEY, of Indianapolis, and a brother, Raymond McVEY, of Denver, Colorado.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Denver and burial was made there.

 

Wednesday May 27, 1931

 

Funeral services for Jean Mae [CESSNA], 20-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale CESSNA, of Mishawaka, were held Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. MORTIMORE, in Mishawaka.  Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.  The child died Monday at the Epworth hospital in South Bend following a two weeks illness with pneumonia.  The child’s father is a former resident of Rochester.

 

Thursday, May 28, 1931

 

John M. ROBINSON, 75, well known retired farmer of Liberty towship, died at one o’clock Thursday afternoon in his home two miles west of Fulton.  Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced age and followed an illness of two years.

John M., son of William and Margaret ROBINSON, was born in Ohio Aug. 27, 1855.  In 1880 he was married to Elnora WHITNEY and for the past 32 years the couple had lived in the Fulton community.

Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Dessie BUSENBURG, of Crown Point and Mrs Lelia RANS, of near Culver; one son, Harry ROBINSON, of Peru; two sisters, Mrs.      Anna STARKE and Mrs. Emma DEVY, of Ohio; two brothers, William [ROBINSON], of Carthage, Ind., and Thomas [ROBINSON], of Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the home with Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN in charge.
Friday, May 29, 1931

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, May 30, 1931

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Monday, June 1, 1931

 

Funeral services were held this afternoon for Abner McCAY, 66, who died Friday night at 10:30 in his home one and one-half miles southwest of Green Oak.  Services were held at the residence with Rev. FRANKLIN, pastor of the Fulton United Brethren church, in charge.      Burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The deceased was born in Montgomery county, Ind., on June 29, 1865, the son of George and Hannah McCAY.  In 1895 he was married to Effie Pearl COOK, who passed away six      years ago.  Mr. McCay, who followed the occupation of farming, had lived in Fulton county     for the past 20 years, moving here from Winamac.  He was a member of the Rrairie Grove   United Brethren church.

Survivors are five children:  Mrs. C. L. DOWNS, of Mishawaka; Mrs. O. V. NORRIS, of Mary; Mrs. Aletha ANDERSON, of Rochester; Mrs. Ralph SHONK, of Leiters Ford;    Charles [McCAY], of Mishawaka; three brothers, Stephen [McCAY], of Fulton, Thomas [McCAY] and Jasper [McCAY], of Rochester and a sister, Mrs. Jennie WILSON, of       Kewanna.

 

Word was received here this morning of the death of Mrs. Swan NELSON in Chicago on last Saturday.  Her maiden name was Arizona DAUGHERTY and she was born in Fulton     county on March 11, 1871, the daughter of William and Nancy Jane DAUGHERTY.  This information came in the form of a telegram from H. L. DULANEY, a son.

The funeral will be held at Athens on Tuesday, June 2, at 2 p.m., according to the wire.

Mrs. Nelson is survived by her husband, by a son, Harold L. DULANY, Dallas, Texas, two sisters, Mrs. Grace BLACKBURN, Huntington, Mrs. Bessie DAVIDSON, Hammond, and brother, Leroy DAUGHERTY, Huntington.

 

Friends of Miss Marjorie DAVIDSON, 20, formerly of this city, were shocked to hear of her sudden death which occurred Friday night at 11:45 at the home of her father, Frank P. DAVIDSON, Jr., in Elkhart.  Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of only three days.

Miss Davidson was born in Chicago on March 14, 1911 and after the death of her mother, which occurred when she was only seven years of age, she lived with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gregson in this city.  For the past five years she had lived in South Bend with her cousin, Mrs. R. W. MILLER, formerly Miss Vera GREGSON.  She graduated from the Central Senior high school in South Bend in the class of 1929 and since that time had been a long distance operator for the Indiana Bell Telephone company.

Surviving are her father and step-mother, of Elkhart; her grandfather, Frank P. DAVIDSON, near Rochester, uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey GREGSON, of Rochester,   and numerous other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Evangelical Church


in Rochester.  Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will have charge and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the church here from one to two o’clock.

 

Relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs. Nora KILMER, wife of Frank KILMER, which took place Sunday morning at 6:30 at her home in Pasadena, California.     Death was due to complications of diseases and followed a long illness.

Mrs. Kilmer was formerly Miss Nora WIKLE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William  WIKLE, and was born and raised in the Burton neighborhood west of Rochester.  Mr. and Mrs. Kilmer had lived in California for a number of years.

Bruce LOVE, of Rochester, is an uncle of the deceased and O. W. KILMER is a brother-in-law.

 

Lulu M. [GUNTER], five-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence GUNTER, who live near the Chicago Nipple Company plant in East Rochester, died early Saturday after a few weeks illness caused by erysipelas.  Survivors are the parents and seven brothers and sisters.      The funeral services were conducted from the home Sunday afternoon by Rev. Daniel PERRY.  Burial ws made in he cemetery at Star City.

 

Tuesday, June 2, 1931

 

Frank NELSON, age 65, a former resident of Rochester, died at his home in Kokomo Monday evening at 6:30 o’clock.  Mr. Nelson had been in ill health for the past two months,    and had just returned Saturday from Mayo Brothers Hospital, having undergone an operation    there for cancer.

The deceased was born near Mentone, Indiana and lived in this city for several years where he followed the occupation of a stock buyer.  Upon reaching manhood he was united in     marriage to Julia BLUE of Mentone, who survives him.

Funeral seervices will be held at the home in Kokomo Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 and burial will be made at Kokomo.

 

The death of Mrs. Sarah Victoria MILLS, 82, occurred at the home of her son, Eugene Mills, in Deedsville, Monday evening at 9:30, after a four weeks’ illness with paralysis.

[Sarah Victoria SECOR], daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth SECOR and was born in Huron County, Ohio, January 5th, 1849.  On August second, 1866 she was married to William MILLS, who died a number of years ago.  She was a member of the Macy Christian Church.

Surviving are six sons, Isaac [MILLS], of Jennings County, Ind.; Eugene MILLS, of Deedsville; Charles [MILLS], of Akron; William [MILLS], Hollandsberg, Ohio; Ira [MILLS], of Hollandsberg, Ohio, and Edward [MILLS], of Buchanan, Michigan; a foster-daughter, Mrs. John ALLEN, of Muncie; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Perrysburg Baptist Church.  Burial will be made in the Plainvew cemetery in Macy.

 

Wednesday, June 3, 1931

 

The Kiwanis Committee in charge of finding a stone which will serve as the base for the bronze plaque for the Isaac BROWN Memorial announced this morning that a beautiful stone      had been delivered to a monument factory and would be made ready within a few days.

The committee consisted of A. L. WHITMER, Percy SMITH and Oren HENDRICKSON


and they spent many days motoring over Fulton County and adjoining territory in search of a suitable boulder.  They wanted a natural granite stone of sufficient size and with a fairly flat     surface on one side and this was rather difficult to find.  The one finally selected was located on  the farm of George BLACK, county treasurer, about four miles southeast of Fulton.  It was brought to Rochester by a truck donated by the Fulton County Motor Co.

The immense rock, which is a reddish grey in color and is a natural Indiana stone, will be set on a concrete base on the grave and the bronze tablet set in flush on the top flat surfact.

The dedication of the memorial to the famed “Bird and Bee Man” will take place on the afternoon of June 21st with the Indiana Audubon Society and the Rochester Kiewanis Club in charge of the program.  Members of the Brown family will be the guests of honor at the unveiling.

 

Thursday, June 4, 1931

 

Funeral services for John B. RUSH, 84, farmer living east of Lake Manitou, who committed suicide Tuesday night by drowning himself in a gravel pit on the farm of his step-   son, Frank MARTIN, 7-1/2 miles northwest of Plymouth, will be held Friday morning at ten o’clock.  The services will be conducted at the Presbyterian church in this city and burial will     be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery southeast of Rochester.

Mr. Rush had been in failing health for several years suffering from a nervous breakdown.  He also recently submitted to a major operation at Woodlawn Hospital in this city and despondency over his condition is given as the reason for ending his life.  Mr. and Mrs. Rush    had been living at her son’s home for the past month.

The deceased had lived in Fulton County for the past 35 years and was a member of the Presbytrian church here.  In 1916 he was married to Mrs. Mary SHACKELFORD.

Surviving are his wife, a niece, Mrs. George F. GRAHAM, of Republic, Michigan; one brother; a step-son and step-daughter.

 

Mrs. Jacob EISENMAN and Mrs. Frank DURKES have received word of the death of their father, Lewis GARBERSON, 81, which occurred on June first at his home in Boyne      City, Michigan.  Death foillowed an illness of two weeks with pneumonia.

The deceased was born in Marion County, Ohio, March 16, 1850, the son of Isaac and Emmaline GARBERSON.  Upon reaching manhood he was married to Emma BARKDULL.      In 1879 Mr. Garberson moved to a farm nine miles west of Rochester, in the Prairie Grove neighborhood, where he resided until 30 years ago when he moved to Boyne City, Michigan.     He was a member of the Prairie Grove church.

Surviving are three sons:  Len [GARBERSON], of Vaughnsville, Ohio, Vess [GARBERSON], of Marquette, Michigan and Fred [GARBERSON], of Texas; five daughters, Mrs. George DEAMER, of Many, Louisiana; Mra. Harold FRASER, of Detroit; Mrs. Jacob EISENMAN and Mrs. Frank DURKES, of Rochester, and Miss Viola GARBERSON, who    lived with her father; 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  His wife and a daughter          preceded him in death.
Friday, June 5, 1931

 

Mrs. Jennie MUNNSELL, 77, a resident of the Argos community for over 30 years, died Thursday in the Marion HINES home, north of Argos.  Death was due to complications of diseases and followed an illness of severl weeks.

The deceased was a member of the Argos Methodist Church.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. SIPLE, of Argos, Mrs. George ANDERSON, Plymouth, Mrs. Shan    BROAN, of Payne, Ohio, and one brother, Olden McCLESH of Payling [?], Ohio.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. P. A. REISEN in charge.  Burial will be made in the Maple Grove  cemetery, northeast of Argos.

 

Kewanna, June 5th. -  Kewanna relatives have received word of the accidental death of V. H. GARNER, 36, which occurred on a highwy near Dante, West Virginia, when the auto he     was driving upset in a ditch along the highway.

Garner, who is a World War Veteran, is a brother of Mrs. W. BEAVER who resides near Kewanna, left the Beaver home last Monday morning at 3 a.m. enroute to his former home in West Virginia, where he was to get his family and bring them back to Union township where     he had rented the Eli MEISER farm.  The sister stated that her brother planned to make the trip    to Dante by six o’clock that same day and it is believed he either became drowsy or was      perhaps driving too fast at the time the accident occurred.

Only meager details of the accident were available here and it is not known whether he was killed outright or died later from injuries.  Dan [BEAVER] and Riley BEAVER, nephews     of the deceased left immediately for Dante, however plans for the funeral have not as yet been received.

Survivors are the widow and five children, sister, Mrs. W. M. BEAVER and a brother, Alfred GARNER, both of Kewanna.

 

In a recent story in The News-Sentinel in a recent issue rgarding the Isaac W. BROWN memorial it stated that the Fulton County Motor Company donated the truck for bringing in the huge stone to be used as a base for the bronze plaque.  This was an error as Armour & Co donated one of their trucks and it was used to haul in the rock.

 

Saturday, June 6, 1931.

 

Mrs. George DEYO, 70, former resident of this community, died Friday evening at her home in Plymouth.  Death was due to Brights disease and followed an illness of six months.

The deceased was the daughter of the late Emanuel and Elizabeth GOSS and was born on a farm eight miles southwest of Rochester.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to    George DEYO.  All of their married life was spent in Fulton county with the exception of the  past 10 years, during which time they have lived in Plymouth.  She was a member of the     United Brethren church.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters and one son, Mrs. Mabel WARE, of South Bend, Mrs. Florence ORR, of Mishawaka, Mrs. Maude COX, of Plymouth, and Harry       DEYO, of Iowa, and one sister, Mrs. John HAGAN, of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the United Brethren church in Plymouth.  Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Monday, June 8, 1931

 

[no obits]

 

Tuesday, June 9, 1931

 

John R. BAKER, a life-long resident of Fulton county, died at 6:30 o’clock this morning at his home at 427 N. Jefferson street after several years illness due to cancer of the stomach.    The deceased has been critcally ill for the past 10 days.  During his illness he received        treatmet twice in Indianapolis hospitals.

The deceased was born on a farm near Kewanna on Dec. 25, 1856, the son of Benjamin and Sarah BAKER.  He has spent his entire lifetime in Fulton county.  For many years he lived on a farm near Bruce Lake.  Two years ago he retired and moved to this city.

Survivors are the widow whose maiden name was Ella BAKER whom he married in Kewanna on Oct. 4, 1881, and the following children:  Ira F. BAKER, Oakland, Calif.; Mrs.      E. G. WILSON, Morrow, Ohio; Mrs. L. A. SINGER, Cincinnati, Ohio; Jay V. BAKER, LaPorte; Dr. Ermal C. BAKER, Indianapolis and Mrs. Harry KREAMER, of Kewanna.

Mr. Baker was converted under the ministry of the Rev. L. DUSTMAN in the Light schoolhouse three miles south of Monterey in the year of 1880 and since that time has lived a devout Christian life.  He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Evangelical church at Lake Bruce.

Funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Hill church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. I. J. STEENBERGEN in charge.  Burial will be made in the cemtery adjacent to the church.  Friends may review the remains at the residence from 10 a.m. to 1      p.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, June 10, 1931

 

Charles Alonzo YOUNG, 75, life long resident of Henry Township, died at one o’clock Wednesday morning in his home one and one-half miles east of Akron.  Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illnss of five years.

The deceased was born on a farm near Akron on July fifth, 1856 the son of Jacob and Elizabeth YOUNG.  Fifty years ago he was married to Kathryn ESHELMAN.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Amon BUCHER, Mrs. Arthur HERROLD, Mrs. Tressie BALL and Mrs. Mearl BUCHER, all of Akron; a brother, Melvin YOUNG, of Akron, and a sister, Mrs. William KING, of Peru.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Akron Methodist Church.  Rev. Clyde MILLER and Rev. Lee HILL will be in charge and burial will be made in  the I.O.O.F. cemetry in Akron.

 

In reporting the death of John R. BAKER in Tuesday’s issue of this newspaper the obituary should have stated that he was born in Kewanna and that his residence in this city       was taken up last fall.  The paragraph pertaining to the survivors should have read “the widow whose maiden name was Ella BRUCE,” while the initials of a daughter who survives is       hereby corrected to Mrs. E. D. WILSON and not Mrs. E. G. WILSON.  The deceased passed   away at 6:30 Tuesday morning at his home in this city.
Thursday, June 11, 1931

 

Chas. H. APPLEMAN, former recorder of Fulton Co., died at 12:30 Thursday morning at his home in Star City, death being due to complications of diseases.  Mr. Appleman had been     in ill health for several years and had been bedfast for the past 15 weeks.

Mr. Appleman, who was past 60 years of age, was a telegraph operator for the Erie Railroad for several years and moved to Rochester from Leiters Ford.  He was elected County Recorder on the Republica ticket and served two terms from 1915 to 1919.  Shortly after    moving to this city his wife died and later he was married to Mrs. Ella NORMAN.

Mr. and Mrs. Appleman have lived in Star City for several years and for some time operated a motion picture theatre.  Three years ago he was forced to retire on account of his   failing health.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Amboy.

Surviving are his wife and five children:  Leo [APPLEMAN] ad Mabel [APPLEMAN],  of Los Angeles, California; Ruth [APPLEMAN] of Minnesota; Audrey FOLEY, of  Pennsylvania, ad Donald [APPLEMAN] of LaFontaine, Ind.  Funeral services will be held   Sunday at two p.m. at the Christian Church in Star City.  Burial will be made in the     mausoeum in Rochester.

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Mrs. APPLEMAN suffered a stroke of paralysis early Thursday morning and remains in a semi-conscious condition.  Her daughter, Mrs. William ZIMMERMAN, of Rocheter, is at her bedside.

 

Mary Elizabeth ELLINGER, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George ELLINGER, Mishawaka, formerly of Argos, died at 7 o’clock Thursday morning at the Kelly hospital in  Argos.  The child had been ill since February and death was due to heart trouble.

Mary Elizabeth was born near Lake Maxinkuckee on March 13, 1918, and all of her life with the exception of a few years, had been spent in Argos.  She was a patient at a hospital in Mishawaka for several weeks and recently was removed to the Kelly hospital.

Surviving are her parents, four sisters and seven brothers, all at home.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at three o’clock at the Poplar Grove church, west of Argos.     Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

 

Friday, June 12, 1931

 

Coming as a shock to her friends in this community is the death of Mrs. Elizabeth FORDYCE, 42, which occurred at 12:45 Friday afternoon in her home on the North Shore    Drive of the Lake.  Mrs. Fordyce had been ill for the past ten days and death was due to heart trouble.

Elizabeth MARTIN was born in Garrett, Ind., on April 2nd, 1889 and in September, 1923 was married to Byron F. FORDYCE.  The Fordyce family had lived at Lake Manitou for   the past seven years, moving here from Indianapolis.  Mr. Fordyce died a year ago while on a business trip in the northern part of the state.

The deceased was a member of the W. R. C., of this city, and of the Jane Line class of the Baptist Sunday School.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. MARTIN, of Broughton, Ohio; a step-son, James FORDYCE, at home; two sisters and two brothers.  Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs. C. H. HOFFMAN, 70, of Fostoria, Ohio, which occurred at her home Thursday morning.  Death followed an illness of    eight weeks with complications of diseases.

The deceased was formerly Miss Viola Candis ALSPACH, daughter of the late Oliver and Minerva ALSPACH, and was born and raised on a farm south of Rocheser.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to C. H. HOFFMAN and for the past 30 years they had lived in Fostoria, Ohio.  Surviving are her husband and one son, Roy [HOFFMAN], of Fostoria; two brothers, Charles ALSPACH, of Rochester, and Eli ALSPACH, of Peru; five sisters, Mrs.  Arthur BRUBAKER and Mrs. Charles RICHARDSON, of Rochester, Mrs. Emma CLOUD      and Mrs. James CLEMANS, of Macy, and Mrs. Scott WHITMORE, of Pulaski, New York.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock in Fostoria.  Those who are in that city for the services are Mrs. Arthur Brubaker, Mrs. Charles Richardson and Charles Alspach, of this city; Mrs. Harry WAGONER, near Talma, Mr. and Mrs. James CLEMANS    and Mrs. Eli ALSPACH, of Peru and Ermal SMITH, of South Bend.

 

Mrs. Etta L. FREEL, 43, well known resident of Kewanna, died at 6:50 Thursday evening at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for several weeks.  Death was due     to dropsy and followed a four months illness.

Etta L. [GRIMES], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. M. GRIMES, was born in Darlington, Ind.  She had been a resident of Kewanna since 1909 and on February 9, 1909, was married to Grover FREEL.  She was a member of the United Brethren church at Prairie Grove.

Surviving are her husband, her mother, Mrs. William CLARK, of Kewanna, and six sons, Basil [FREEL], Ermal [FREEL], Chester [FREEL], Ivan [FREEL], Dale [FREEL] and Marvin [FREEL], all at home.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Kewanna Baptist church with Rev. FOX in charge.

 

Ralph BALDWIN, 21 year old son of Ollie BALDWIN, near Kewanna, was accidentally shot to death by a five year old boy in Three Oaks, Michigan, Friday morning.  No details of     the accident were given in the message to the boy’s father.

Baldwin had been employed by the Ackerman Construction Co. in Michigan for the    past three months.  Surviving are his father, a brother, Hugh BALDWIN, of Kewanna, and       three sisters, Mrs. Ruby CRABB, Miss Goldie BALDWIN, of Kewanna, and Mrs. Vernice PRATT, of South Bend.

Mr. Baldwin and T. L. HARRISON, of Kewanna, left for Three Oaks as soon as informed of the accident.

 

Saturday, June 13, 1931

 

The funeral services for the late Mrs. B. F. FORDYCE, who died at her cottage on the north shore of Lake Manitou at noon yesterday after a heart attack will be held from the St. Joseph Catholic church at 10 a.m. Monday with Father John SCHALL in charge.  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

 

John Wesley THOMAS, 51, 1516 Wallace Avenue and practically a life long resident of this city, dropped dead Friday evening, between six and seven o’clock, at the farm home of      Mrs. Jennie BEMENDERFER.  Death was pronounced due to heart trouble by Coroner A. E. STINSON.

Mr. Thomas was doing the evening chores on the Bemenderfer farm as had been his


custom for several months.  When he did not return to the house Mrs. Bemenderfer went to investigate and found him dead in the barn yard.  Mr. Thomas had been in ill health for the past two years but his condition had not been regarded as serious.

The deceased was born in Fulton County on June second, 1880, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George THOMAS.  He had lived in this community all of his life with the exception of a few years spent in Arkansas.  On January 12, 1901 he was married to Laura Belle DAUGHERTY.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Effie [THOMAS], in South VBend; a son, Benjamin [THOMAS], at home; his aged father, George THOMAS, a brother, David   [THOMAS], and two sisters, Mrs. Kate EYTCHESON and Mrs. Elizabeth MERLEY, all of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the United Brethren Church.  Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

 

Mrs. Jettie STUBBS, 46, former resident of Kewanna, died Friday in her home in Winamac, following a six weeks illness.

Jettie [PARCEL], daughter of John and Hanna PARCEL, was born in White county, Indiana, but practically all of her life was spent in Kewanna and Winamac communities.  On  Sept. 11, 1908, in Rochester she was married to Vern E. STUBBS.

Surviving are her husband, five children, Theo. [STUBBS], of California, Mrs. Vernis COCHREN, of Niles, Mich.; Donald [STUBBS], Walter [STUBBS], Orval [STUBBS] and    Lotte [STUBBS] at home; father, John PARCEL, of Kewanna; a brother, Cecil [PARCEL],       of Star City; four sisters, Mrs. Polly FOGLESONG, of Kewanna; Mrs. Blony LAWSON, of Boon, Iowa; Mrs. Ada GLENN, of Danville, Mich., and Mrs. Arch DUNN, of Argos.

Funeral arrangements have not been made pending arrival of relatives from a distance.

 

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. LLOYD, of Kewanna, died Friday evening shortly after birth at the Cass county hospital in Logansport.  The child, which had been named Edward [LLOYD], Jr., was buried Saturday afternoon in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna.

 

Wayne and Union township residents were shocked to learn of the death of Miss May KUMLER, 61, life-long resident of Grass Creek neighborhood who ended her own life by drowning herself in a watering tank on the William FEIDNER farm, two miles west of         Grass Creek.  The body was discovered submerged in the tank early this morning by Mr.    Feidner, the deed evidently being committed during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Miss Kumler, who was employed as a housekeeper at the Feidner home had been in ill health for the past five or six years and at occasional times suffered melanchoia attacks.  It was during one of these attacks that Miss Kumler decided to end her life, as a note which was left      on the kitchen table stated:  “Couldn’t sleep last night, this is the ony thing to do, forgive      me.”

The deceased was well known throughout the southwestern part of Fulton county, where she was actve in both church and social affairs.

May, daughter of John J. and Almeda KUMLER, was born on a farm near Grass Creek on January 14th, 1870, and had resided in that vicinity throughout her entire life with the      exception of a few years spent in Rochester where she was employed in the county treasurer’s office by her father who served two terms in that office.  She also assisted her brother H. B. KUMLER, who held this office in recent years.  The deceased was graduated from the Grass     Creek high school and also the Hutington Business College.


Following the completion of her education she planned to take up the profession of school teaching but ill health prevented her plans from materializing.  Miss Kumler was a  member of the United Brethren church at Grass Creek, from early childhood.  Survivors are     three brothers, Harley B. KUMLER, Roy KUMLER, of Kewanna, Frank KUMLER, of this    city and three sisters, Mrs. A. J. MURRAY, of Grass Creek; Mrs. Carrie PHILLIPS, of   Portland, Ore.; and Mrs. Rev. E. E. HEIMBURGER, of Thorntown, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at the Grass Creek United Brethren church on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

 

Fueral services for Ralph BALDWIN, 21, son of Ollie BALDWIN, of Kewanna, who  was accidentally shot to death by a five-year-old boy in Three Oaks, Mich., Friday, will be       held Sunday afternoon at 2:15 at the Bruce Lake Community church.  Rev. C. Y. GILMORE   will officiate and burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

 

Monday, June 15, 1931

 

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock from the Bruce Lake Community Church for Ralph BALDWIN, aged 21, of Kewanna, who was accidentally killed Friday afternoon by a five-year-old boy, Charles SMITH, of Three Oaks, Mich.  The services   were in charge of Rev. C. Y. GILMORE.  Burial was made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.    Baldwin, who was a noted athlete while he was a student in the Kewanna high school, was      shot while he slept on a couch by the child who was playing bandit.  The Smiths are unable to explain how the child got the loaded gun which was kept hanging on the wall of the kitchen.      At the time of the fatal shooting Baldwin was a guest in the Smith home.

 

Levi BAKER, 65, life-long resident of the Wagoners Station community, southeast of this city, passed away at his farm home at 9:45 o’clock Sunday morning.  Death resulted from      a stroke of paralysis which was suffered ten days ago.  Mr. Baker was well known throughout   both Fulton and Miami counties being engaged for a number of years in the saw mill and    lumber busiess at Wagoners Station.

Levi, son of Phillip and Ann (SHOEN) BAKER, was born on a farm near Green Oak    on October 13th, 1866 and on Dec. 22nd., 1891 he was united in marriage to Martha Jene WYRICK, the ceremony taking place at Fulton.  During the earlier years of the deceased’s life      he followed the occupation of farming and later operated a saw mill on his farm near       Wagoners.  He was a member of the Macy Christian church, the Knights of Maccabees and       the I.O.O.F. fraternal organizatios.  Surviving with the widow are two sons, Virgil BAKER,      of Fulton; Joe BAKER, of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel CAIN, who lives with her  parents, four grandchildren, Dorothy [BAKER] and Dick BAKER, of Fulton; Betty BAKER,       of Rochester and Robert CAIN of Wagoners; three brothers, Jake [BAKER] and George    [BAKER] who reside south of Green Oak and William BAKER, east of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held at the Macy Christian church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with C. M. REED, pastor officiting.  Burial will be made in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
Tuesday, June 16, 1931

 

Several Rochester people yesterday attended the funeral services at Elkhart for Amos HERMAN, aged 80, father of Rev. M. O. HERMAN of Huntington, former pastor of the Evangelical church here.  Mr. Herman died last Friday after an illness of several months.  He      had often visited his son while he was pastor of the local church.

 

Elias J. SHRIVER, aged 82, a life long resident of Fulton county, died at 7:30 o’clock Monday night at his home two miles southwest of Akron.  Death was due to diseases incident     to old age.  The deceased had been ill for the past two years, a portion of which time he was bedfast.

Mr. Shriver was born in Champaign county, Ohio on December 21, 1838 and was the son of Jesse and Ruth SHRIVER.  When he was very young Mr. Shriver’s parents moved to      Fulton county to reside.  He was married to Minerva Jane MOORE who preceded him in death.

Survivors are eight children.  The daughters are Mrs. Ella HARTMAN, Akron, Mrs. Ida HARTMAN, Rochester, Mrs. Rose BLACKBURN, Kokomo, Mrs. Faye GARDNER,    Rochester and the sons, John [SHRIVER] of Durand, Mich., Clarence [SHRIVER] of Macy, Chester [SHRIVER] of Akron, and Jesse [SHRIVER] of Macy.

Funeral services will be held from the Christian Church at Akron, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  The Rev. Simon KROFT of Akron will be in charge of the services assisted by Rev. E. SAUSAMAN.  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

 

Wednesday, June 17, 1931

 

Albert FAULSTITCH, 67, a prominent farmer residing south of Delong, passed away at his home Tuesday evening following a four days’ illness from acute indigestion.  He had been      a resident of that community for over 64 years and had a wide acquaintance of friends      throughout the western portion of Fulton county.

Albert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip FAULSTITCH, was born in New York state on April 10th, 1864, and moved with his parents to the vicinity of Delong when he was but three years of age.  Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Mrs. Ida VANDERGRIFT, near  Rocheter, three sons, Roy [FAULSTITCH], Oak Park, Ill.; Walter [FAULSTITCH], of     Delong; Charles [FAULSTITCH] of Chicago, and three daughters, Mrs. Ruth MAHLER, of Culver, Ind., Mrs. Jennie THOMPSON, of Atlanta, Ga., and Miss Daisy [FAULSTITCH] at home.  Two step-sons, Albert [VANDERGRIFT] and Haroild VANDERGRIFT, reside in Moorhead, Minn., and a step-daugher, Mrs. James CALLOWAY, in Canada.

Funeral services will be held in the Delong Methodist church on Friday afternoon, two o’clock.  Interment will be made in the Leiters I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

John H. GRINDLE, 63, well known Henry Township resident where he lived his entire life, died Wednesday morning at 4:30 in his home on North Mishawaka Street, in Akron,       death being due to complications of diseases.  Mr. Grindle had been in failing health for some  time but had been serious since Last September.  For the past eleven weeks he had been bedfast.

John H., son of Abraham and Mary GRINDLE, was born on December 18, 1867 on a farm two miles south of Akron.  On December 7, 1890 he was married to Lucinda MILLER,    who passed away in 1910.  On August third, 1913 he married Mary DAVIDSON.  Mr. Grindle followed the occupation as a salesman and for four years held a position with the office of the Northern Indiana Power Company in this city.  He was a member of the Akron Methodist 


Church.

Surviving are his wife and one sister, Mrs. Charles SMITH, of Akron.  Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at ten o’clock at the home in Akron with Rev. C. S.       MILLER, of the Methodist church in charge.  The body will then be taken to Springfield, Ill., where a short service will be held at 10 o’clock Friday morning at Union Chapel near that       city.  Burial will be made in the Union Chapel cemetery.

 

Thursday, June 18, 1931

 

Mrs. William F. ABBOTT, aged 44, died very suddenly at her home on Main street in Fulton Wednesday evening from a heart attack.  Coroner A. E. STINSON was called and rendered a verdict of death from a heart attacke.  The deceased had suffered with heart trouble for several years but her death was entirely unexpected.

Verna Ellen NEWTON was born on a farm near Fulton on June 14, 1887.  She was the daughter of Sylvanus and Barbara NEWTON.  She has spent her entire lifetime in this county.  She was a member of the United Brthren church in Fulton.

Survivors are the husband whom she married on Feb. 16, 1908, the father who resides in this city, six children, Oscar [ABBOTT], Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Opal CUTLER, of Warsaw;    Orpha [ABBOTT], William [ABBOTT], Alvin [ABBOTT] and Elden [ABBOTT] all at home     and three sisters, Mrs. Nora DEFABRITIS, Sidney, Mrs. Alice BABCOCK, Messick, Mich.,    and Mrs. Thursa ENYEART, of Culver.

Funeral services will be held from the Fulton United Brethren church 2 p.m. Friday.  Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN, pastor of the church, will be in charge assisted by Rev. R. E. NYBARGER, pastor of the Holiness church at Fulton.  Burial will be made in the Odd      Fellows cemetery at Fulton.

 

Mrs. Francis KRATZER has received word of the death of her brother, Frederick WATERMAN, of Boston, Mass., which occurred at Galveston, Tex., Tuesday.  The deceased was visiting his brother at the time his death occurrd.  Mr. Waterman was a noted concert and opera singer.  Burial will be made at Galveston.

 

Friday, June 19, 1931

 

Funeral services will be held at the residence Saturday afternoon at two o’clock for Harrison C. BREWER, 80, who died Wednesday night in his home three miles northeast of  Argos.  Burial wil be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and two sons, F. E. [BREWER] and Marion BREWER, both of Argos.

 

Price O’DELL, 62, former resident of this city, died Wednesday at the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend following a five days illness of pneumonia.

The deceased was born in Fulton county, Dec. 18, 1861, and moved to South Bend eight years ago.  He was employed by the Northern Indiana Railway company.  Surviving are six children:  Elvin O’DELL, of Walton; Isaac O’DELL, Rochester; Carl O’DELL, South Bend, Gladys [O’DELL], James [O’DELL] and Joanna O’DELL, at hoime.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Sprague chapel in South Bend.  Burial was made in Fairview cemetery in that city.
Saturday, June 20, 1931

 

Benjamin RANTZ, a farmer livig near Gilead, dropped dead on the banks of a creek near Gilead at noon yesterday.  Coroner A. A. NEWELL of Peru reported death due to a heart attack.

 

Benjamin Franklin AUSMUN, 82, well known pioneer resident of Liberty Township, died at 3:15 Friday afternoon in his home on South Main Street in Fulton.  Death was due to dropsy and heart trouble and followed an illness of two years.

The deceased was born on April 6, 1948 in Brown County, Ohio, the son of Eli and Mary AUSMUN and is the last of a family of ten children.  When ten years of age he came with his parents to Fulton county where he has since resided.  For 16 years he taught school and later followed the occupation of farming.  On March 1, 1885 he was married to Sarah B.      WELBORS.  He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Carl EMRICK, of Fulton, and four grandchildren.  Two sons preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon   at 2:30 at the Fulton U.B. Church.  Rev. W. F. FRANKLIN will officiate and burial will be  made in the Fulton cemetery.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Newton SPARKS, of Fulton, have been called to Cleveland, Ohio, by the death of their son, LeRoy Ellsworth [SPARKS], 38, who died Thursday night following a     year’s illness with tuberculosis.