FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1937

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1937

Saturday, January 2, 1937

Ayrton HOWARD, of this city today received word from his brother George [HOWARD], of Chicago, that Ray McDERMOTT who has been ill with pneumonia in an Evanston hospital passed away at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning.
Mr. McDermott was the pianist and director of the KINGS JESTERS, a nationally renown group of radio entertainers. The deceased had often visited this city and for a couple of seasons was with the Murray HORTON orchestra at the COLONIAL HOTEL and GARDENS. Mr. McDermott is survived by his widow. His home was in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Joann [BUSSERT], eleven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester BUSSERT, South Bend, died at her home on December 31. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of one week. Burial will be made in a cemetery in Mishawaka Sunday. The parents formerly resided at Tiosa.

Mrs. Ed VAWTERS and Mrs. Bert VAWTERS received word today of the death of their brother, Salem E. HOSTEDLER, aged 63, a former resident of this city which occurred at his home in Chicago early this morning. Death was due to pneumonia. The funeral services will be held in Chicago Sunday.

Monday, January 4, 1937

Milton CLABAUGH, aged 82, retired carpenter, who had lived in Fulton for over 50 years, died at his home there at 3:25 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of two weeks due to complications.
The deceased was born in the state of Maryland on April 28, 1854. Prior to moving to Fulton Mr. Clabaugh resided in Elwood and Peru. His wife, who was Anna TUTTLE, died one year ago. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church in Fulton.
Surviving are two sons, Elmer [CLABAUGH], of Fulton and Francis [CLABAUGH] of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Estella NICHOLS, of Peru, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral serviced will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Fulton Baptist church with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman STONER have received word from their son Lieut. Howard STONER, U. S. N., that his mother-in-law, Mrs. Thomas WITHERS, wife of Capt. WITHERS, U. S. N., died at her home in New London, Conn., Saturday evening. Mrs. Withers had been ill for several years. Capt. Withers is commander of the submarine base at New London.

Funeral services for the late Joseph WARREN, aged 75, who died at his home in Mentone Friday were held from the Methodist Church in Mentone Sunday followed by interment there. Mr. Warren who was a retired farmer, died following a heart attack. Survivors are three daughters and a son.

Funeral services for Salem HOSTEDLER, aged 63, former resident of this city, who died Saturday in Chicago from pneumonia will be held from the Methodist church in Hammond at 2 p.m. Tuesday followed by interment in Hammond. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Bert VAWTERS and Mrs. Ed VAWTERS of this city.

Tuesday, January 5, 1937

Rev. August A. GEIST, 88, Urbana, retired minister of the Evangelical Church, who at one time was the pastor of the local church and also the ones at Fulton and Akron, died Monday morning in the Wabash County Hospital at Wabash from pneumonia and complications due to the infirmities of age. Rev. Geist was one of the few remaining Civil War veterans in Wabash county.
Born in Harlan, N.Y., on November 15, 1848, he was the youngest of four children, two brothers, Charles [GEIST] and Edmund [GEIST] and one sister, Amelia [GEIST], born in Germany. His father and mother died during his early life and the children were placed in an orphanage at Ranals Island, where the deceased remained until he was ten years of age.
At that time he was sent to Danville, Illinois, and taken into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reason HOOTEN, where he lived until 1864, when he enlisted in the army and served faithfully until the end of the Civil War when he was honorably discharged.
He was converted and united with the Evangelical church in 1865 and was given license to preach at the Elkhart Conference in 1872.
During his ministry he held pastorates in Benton, Bremen, Fulton, Waterloo, Elkhart, Noblesville, Huntington, North Webster, Edgerton, New Paris, Nappanee, Urbana, Van Wert, Mishawaka, Rochester, Logansport, Akron, Phillipsburg, Hicksville and Atlanta.
He served as pastor in Urbana at two different times, having been called back.
He also served as presiding Elder Conference treasurer, trustee, vice-president of Conference and delegate to the General Conference.
He was married to Mary Elizabeth OUTTEN at Waterloo, in 1876 and enjoyed her companionship 45 years. Six children were born to this union, two surviving him. The deceased are Misses Lulu [GEIST] and Hattie GEIST, Mrs. Ruth SPEICHER and the Rev. Charles GEIST.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nellie BOLES, of Portland, Oregon, a son, Gus GEIST of Urbana, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
On September 2, 1926, he was married to Mrs. Adella SCOTT of Berrien Co., Michigan. She also preceded him in death four years ago. Since that time he has resided with his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs.Gus GEIST of Urbana.
Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Grace Evangelical church in Urbana with Rev. Lloyd MAURER of Urbana, and the Rev. R. W. LOOSE, of Wabash, officiating.

Final rites for Mrs. Oliver [I.] [Nora V.] MICKEY, aged 68, who succumbed Friday at her home near Bremen following an illness of three months were conducted at her home Monday morning followed by burial in the cemetery at Mentone. Mrs. Mickey is a former resident of the Talma community. She is survived by her husband, three sons and two daughters.

Thursday, January 7, 1937

James J. BEAM, aged 79, who made his home with his son James BEAM, Jr., on a farm four miles southeast of Argos, died at 12:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered one week ago. The deceased had been in ill health for several years.
Mr. Beam was born near Columbus, Ohio, on June 27, 1857, and had been a resident of Indiana for 44 years and of the Argos community for a quarter of a century.
Mr. Beam followed the occupation of farming until his health became such that he could not longer follow that occupation. He had been twice married, both wives preceding him in death. His second wife was Manora GARVERICK. Mr. Beam was a member of the Brethren church at Nappanee.
Survivors are six sons, James [BEAM] and Edward [BEAM] of Argos; Clarence [BEAM], Shauck, Ohio; Jasper [BEAM] and Charles [BEAM], Tony, Wisconsin, and Willard [BEAM] of Flora; and four daughters, Mrs. Cleo PLETCHER and Mrs. Alice LaTERNER, Argos; Mrs. Lilly MISHER, Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Molly LUKE, Lakeville. A daughter, Elsie [BEAM], died several years ago.
The funeral services will be held from the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment will be made in the Burton cemetery at Nappanee.

Friday, January 8, 1937

George O. SINGER, 35, of Pittsburgh, Pa., who is a son-in-law of Frank TEETER, of Akron, passed away Thursday following an illness of but a few days. Death was attributed to pneumonia.
The deceased, who was born in Wisconsin, was married to Miss Esther TEETER, three years ago, the ceremony being pronounced in Rochester, N.Y. Mr. Singer was engaged in life insurance business at the time of his demise.
The survivors are his wife, two small sons, a sister and brother in Wisconsin and a brother who resides in Logansport, Ind. The body will be brought to the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron, where on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. the funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. J. F. STEVENSON. Interment will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from Saturday 4:30 p.m., until the hour of the funeral.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George ICE, 709 East Tenth Street, for George ICE, Jr., aged one day, who died yesterday in the Woodlawn Hospital. Survivors are the parents and step-brother, Claude [ICE]. The services were in charge of Rev. Harold SPENCER, Mishawaka. Burial was made in the Citizens Cemetery.

Saturday, January 9, 1937

Mrs. Gus SHOTT and Mr. and Mrs. Russell MURPHY have returned from North Judson where they attended the funeral of Herbert SHOTT, aged 26, a relative who was killed by a Pennsylvania railroad train at North Judson Tuesday. Shott's car was carried 75 feet by the train. His body was badly mangled. The deceased was one of 11 children and the son of Henry and Martha SHOTT.

Mrs. Fred RUH attended the funeral in Indianapolis Friday of Rufus SWAIN who died Wednesday. The deceased was the father of Mrs. Donald RUH.

George STUBER, 77, well known timber buyer, died at his home three miles west of Twelve Mile Friday afternoon. He had been in ill health for more than a year.
Born in Noblesville, Ind., Nov. 6, 1859, the son of John and Ann Marie NOBLE STUBER, he had resided in the Twelve Mile community many years.
Surviving are the widow, three sons, Fred [STUBER], Jess [STUBER] and Jack [STUBER]; a daughter, Mrs. Mary BENEDICT, all of the Twelve Mile community; a step-daughter, Mrs. Roxie MARSHALL of Arizona; a sister, Mrs. Charles SUTTON and a brother, Charles [STUBER], both of Loree, Ind.
The body was taken to the Kline funeral home at Denver but will be returned to the residence late today. Funeral rites will be held at the home at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Frank FISHER of the Mexico Church of the Brethren in charge. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.

Monday, January 11, 1937

Milton ALSPACH, aged 54, of Leiters Ford, died at the home of Mrs. Mae ALSPACH on North Main street at 3:08 a.m. Monday. Death followed an illness of four months due to dropsy and heart trouble.
The deceased was born at Macy and was the son of Ambrose and Samantha (ANGLEMYER) ALSPACH. He had lived in Fulton county since 1885. His former wife was Mae BRUGH whom he married in this city on August 27, 1906.
Mr. Alspach was a laborer and for many years was a member of the ALSPACH-CRUM dance orchestra which played for square dances in Fulton and surrounding counties. The deceased played the guitar in this band. Mr. Alspach was a member of the Moose Lodge.
Survivors are his former wife Mrs. Mae ALSPACH, son William ALSPACH and a step-son Earl CHAMBERS, both of Rochester, and five brothers Alfred [ALSPACH] of this city, Aaron [ALSPACH] and Ephriam [ALSPACH], Leiters Ford, Lester [ALSPACH] and Charles [ALSPACH] who resides in North Dakota.
The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Louis [Luella E. HASSENPLUG] BEEHLER, aged 69, died at her farm home in the Grandview neighborhood northwest of the city at 7:30 Sunday morning. Death was due to acute arthritis and followed an illness of two weeks, the last four days of which Mrs. Beehler was in a serious condition.
The deceased was born in Bradner, Ohio on January 5, 1868 and was the daughter of Henry and Ellen HASSENPLUG. Mrs. Beehler had been a resident of Fulton county for sixty-four years, coming here from her birthplace in Ohio.
In a ceremony which was performed in the home of her parents near Grandview September 19, 1886 the deceased was married to Louis J. BEEHLER. Mr. and Mrs. Beehler celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary last year. Mrs. Beehler was a devout member of the Grandview Evangelical Church.
Survivors are the husband, three sons Otto BEEHLER, teacher in the Columbia school building, Lloyd [BEEHLER] and Lester [BEEHLER] at home, daughter Mrs. Clara OVERMYER, Hamlett, three grandchildren, two brothers William [HASSENPLUG] and Elba [HASSENPLUG] and two sisters, Mrs. Rosie O'BLENIS and Mrs. Charles SANDERS all of this city. Two children preceded Mrs. Beehler in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Grandview Evangelical Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Phillip HANEY in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at South Germany.

Miss Kathryn HECK, aged 65, for many years a resident of Rochester, died at her home in Columbia City, Sunday, following a three year's illness due to complications.
The deceased was born in Columbia City and for many years made her home with her sister, the late Mrs. Mary RAUSH in this city.
Miss Heck was employed as clerk in the HOLMAN and ONSTOTT store for a number of years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city.
Survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Frank NESS, Mrs. Emma KILER, Mrs. Edward EDGAR and Mrs. Louise McCOY, all of Columbia City and a number of nephews, among them, Mrs. Emma FOOR [sic] of this city and Earl RAUSH of Waukegan, Ill.
Services are to be held in Columbia City, Tuesday at 10 a.m. after which the body will be brought to this city. Funeral services then will be held in the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartment at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Tuesday, January 12, 1937

Ferd HEILBRUN and Mrs. Bertha LEVI have received word of the death of their brother-in-law Julius RICH, aged 70, which occurred at his home in Nashville, Tenn., Monday evening.
Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered Sunday night. Mr. Rich had been in ill health with high blood pressure for several years and had been spending the winter months in Florida.
Mr. Rich was a member of the firm of Reih, Swartz and Joseph, owners of the largest ready-to-wear ladies clothing store in Nashville. The firm several months ago moved into a modern store building which had been erected during the past year.
Mr. Rich was born in Nashville and had lived there all of his lifie. His wife was formerly Miss Belle HEILBRUN of this city. The Rich family for many years spent the summer months in Rochester.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters Mrs. Abe EAGLE and Mrs. Lewis EAGLE of Selma, Alabama and a brother who resides in New York.
The funeral services will be held in Nashville Thursday with interment there. Mr. and Mrs. Charles ESSIG will attend. Mrs. Essig is a grandniece of the deceased. Mr. Heilbrun and Mrs. Levi will be unable to go to Nashville because of illness.

Funeral services for the late Milton ALSPACH, who died Monday morning after a long illness, will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at the corner of Jefferson and Eleventh streets at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. BARNES of the Holiness Church at Fulton will be in charge. The Rochester Moose Lodge will be in charge of the graveside service in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Wednesday, January 13, 1937

Chancy COPLEN, aged 92, a pioneer resident of Newcastle township, died at his home in Talma at 10:55 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed an illness of four weeks.
The deceased was born in New Jersey, Ohio on May 8, 1844 and was the son of Asa and Lecrisa COPLEN. When he was twelve years of age his parents came to Indiana settling on a farm in Newcastle township. Since that time the deceased has resided in the Talma vicinity.
For many years, Mr. Coplen was a farmer and later was a rural route carrier from the Talma postoffice. His wife, who was Miss Jane HILL, and whom he married in a ceremony which was performed in this city, preceded him in death in 1920, since which time he has lived alone.
Survivors are two sons, Allie COPLEN, Etna Green, and Grover COPLEN, Des Moines, Iowa; daughter, Mrs. Mertie WALTZ, Talma, and a stepson, Charles PRIMER, Hazelgreen, Missouri. Three children preceded him in death. They were Claude [COPLEN], who died in infancy, Mrs. Bert DUVALL and Mrs. Frank COLLINS.
The funeral arrangements will not be completed until definite word is received from the son, Grover Coplen. The services will be held in the Christian Church at Talma with burial in the Reichter cemetery near Talma.

Thursday, January 14, 1937

Funeral services for the late Chancy COPLEN, aged 92, who died at his home in Talma, Wednesday morning, will be held from the Christian Church at Talma at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. F. M. KENNEDY of Talma will officiate and interment will be made in the Reichter cemetery. In the obituary carried in The News-Sentinel yesterday the name of a daughter, Mrs. Anna WOLF of Talma was omitted.

John HERBICK, aged 74, a life long resident of Richland township, died at his farm home one-quarter of a mile west of the Grandview Evangelical Church northwest of the city at 11:20 o'clock Wednesday night. He had been ill five months with a complication of diseases during four weeks of which time he was in a serious condition.
The deceased was born on a farm in Richland township on May 7, 1862. His parents were Adam and Elizabeth HERBICK. In a ceremony which was performed in Plymouth on October 16, 1890 he was married to Elizabeth KUHN. Mr. Herbick was a member of the Grandview Evangelical Church.
Survivors are the widow, daughter Mrs. Herman STEININGER and a granddaughter. An infant son preceded his father in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Grandview Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Philip HANEY in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.

Mrs. Elizabeth RARRICK, aged 75, of South Bend, former resident of this city and of the Monterey community, died at her home in South Bend Wednesday after an illness of two months due to heart trouble. She was a member of the Ladies of Maccabees of this city.
Mrs. Rarrick was born May 20, 1862, in Monterey, Ind. She went to South Bend 12 years ago from Monterey. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Raymond SCHEUER, Mrs. J. R. BYRER, and Mrs. William A. BUTLER, all of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Lena KELSEY, of Monterey, and a brother, John STIES, of Gary, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Christ the King Roman Catholic church in South Bend. The Rev. Wendel CORCORAN, C.S.C., will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Grove cemetery at South Bend.
The body may be viewed until the time of the funeral services Friday, in the home of the daughter, Mrs. Butler, 1611 East LaSalle avenue, South Bend.

James RESER, aged 72, a resident of Fulton for many years where he was a laborer, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lee SHIRLING near Lake Nyona at 12:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to dropsy and followed an illness of several months.
The deceased was born in Cass County near Spring Creek on April 27, 1864 and was the son of Wyatt and Hattie RESER. He had never married and had resided in Fulton until last May when he was moved to the home of his sister, Mrs. Shirling.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. SHIRLING and Mrs. Della DuBOIS, both of whom live near Lake Nyone and a brother, Charles RESER, who resides in South Bend.
The funeral services will be held from the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Macy.

Friday, January 15, 1937

Funeral services were held today at Lafayette for Rev. Michael J. FORD, aged 65, former pastor of the St. Ann's Catholic Church at Grass Creek, who died in a hospital in Lafayette, Wednesday, where he had been a patient since September. Burial was made in Lafayette. A number of residents of Grass Creek and Kewanna attended the services. Rev. Ford was born in Hartford City and had been in the priesthood for 40 years. He had served a number of churches in the Fort Wayne Diocese.

Julia Ann [HAGEN], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence HAGEN, died at the home of her parents at 405 Maple Avenue, Argos at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of only five hours.
The deceased was 2 months and 22 days old and was born in Argos on October 21, 1936. Survivors are the parents, three brothers, Richard [HAGEN], Max [HAGEN] and Jarrel [HAGEN], who was her twin, and three sisters, Joyce [HAGEN], Caroline [HAGEN] and Beverly [HAGEN].
The body was moved to the Grossman Funeral Chapel where it will remain until Saturday morning when it will be returned to the home. Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Saturday in charge of Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian Church.

Saturday, January 16, 1937

Mrs. Chas. KEIM has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, A. M. DELGADO of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Mr. Delgado died of a heart attack the day before he was to be inaugurated mayor of Ponce.
Mrs. Delgado will be remembered as Ruth CAPLE, who went from Rochester many years ago to teach school in Puerto Rico and met and married her husband there.
Mr. Delgado leaves, besides his wife, two brothers and two nephews, to mourn his loss.
n The Caples for a long number of years resided on a farm west of the city tourist camp and Mr. Delgado has a host of friends in this locality.

Monday, January 18, 1937

Mrs. Emma LARGE, aged 61, died at her farm home three miles northeast of Fulton at noon, Sunday. Death was due to a hemorrhage of the brain which she suffered Saturday evening.
The deceased was born on a farm in Liberty township on September 16, 1875 and has resided in that township all of her life except for a few years when she was a resident of Rochester. Her parents were Peter and Lena HENDERSON.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on October 3, 1893 the deceased was married to J. A. LARGE who died on Thanksgiving Day, 1934. Mrs. Large was a devout member of the United Brethren Church at Fulton.
Survivors are three sons, Andrew LARGE, Fulton; John LARGE, Mishawaka and Keort LARGE, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Lena WILLIAMS, Corpus Christi, Texas and Mrs. Annabelle OLON, Kingsville, Texas; brother, Henry HENDERSON, Chicago; sister, Mrs. Lena GOSS, Plymouth, and nine grandchildren.
The funeral services will not be held until Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the United Brethren Church at Fulton so as to permit the daughters to reach this city from their homes in Texas.
The services will be in charge of Dr. J. W. LAKE, pastor of the Fulton United Brethren Church. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mt. Olive.

Loren H. DAVIS, aged 36, manager of Sailor Brothers Furniture Company, South Bend, died in the Woodlawn hospital here Saturday morning from peritonitis which developed following an emergency appendectomy performed on January 11.
Mr. Davis, who is a cousin of Fred HILL, owner of the Gamble store, was en route to South Bend from a trip to Tipton, where he visited his step-mother, Mrs. W. G. DAVIS, when he was stricken. The body was taken to Tipton, where funeral services and burial took place this afternoon.
Mr. Davis was born June 10, 1901 in Wyoming, Ill. He is survived by a brother, Russell [DAVIS] of Tipton, and his stepmother. He graduated from Indiana University in 1924, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Tuesday, January 19, 1937

Omar D. BRYANT, aged 36, died at his home 610 Indiana Avenue Monday after a three day illness due to influenza. The deceased had been in ill health for eight years.
Mr. Bryant was born on a farm near Athens on October 18, 1900. His parents were Daniel and Elizabeth BRYANT. The deceased for a number of years operated a taxi in this city. He was a member of the Athens Church of God.
Survivors are the widow Retha STEFFEY BRYANT, two step-children Willodean [STEFFEY] and Wilbur STEFFEY, parents who reside at Athens, brother Guy BRYANT who lives on a farm west of Rochester and five sisters, Mrs. Ethel HILL, Mrs. Rex WOOD and Mrs. Floyd LAMBERT, South Bend; Mrs. Omar WALTZ, Huntington, and Mrs. Leo CHALK, Athens.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God at Athens at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.

Lewis PRATT, aged 72, farmer living near Atwood died in the Woodlawn hospital Monday morning, following an operation. The body was moved to an undertaking parlor in Warsaw.

Funeral services were held at Plymouth this afternoon for Mrs. M. NICHOLS of South Bend, mother-in-law of Byron MURPHY, South Bend, a former resident of this city. Mrs. Nichols had a number of friends in Rochester. She died suddenly Sunday at her home in South Bend.

Thursday, January 21, 1937

Mrs. Anna WAY of Peru died in the Dukes hospital there at noon Wednesday, from heart disease after an illness dating from January 5. Mrs. Way was a sister of Mrs. Harley McCARTER of this city who was at her bedside when she passed away. Three children and a sister other than Mrs. McCarter, survive. Funeral services will be conducted at Peru Friday afternoon.

Saturday, January 23, 1937

Mrs. Minerva Jane [CLEMANS] CRAIG, aged 86, died at her home in North Mishawaka Avenue in Akron at 8:50 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered in June. She had been in ill health for several years.
The deceased was a life long resident of Henry township. She was born on the old CLEMANS farm near Athens on October 22, 1850 and was the daughter of David and Hanna CLEMANS.
She had lived in the Macy, Athens and Fulton communities all of her life until 1914 when she established a home at Akron. In a ceremony which was performed October 31, 1875 she was married to George CRAIG, a Civil War veteran. He died February 14, 1884.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. W. P. ZARTMAN of Akron and Mrs. Nevada HOOVER of this city and a grandson, Floyd HOOVER of Rochester. A daughter, Mrs. Ida McMILLEN preceded her mother in death.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the home in Akron with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating assisted by Rev. J. F. STEVENSON. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Mrs. Rachael S. THOMPSON, aged 85, who has resided at 214 East Seventh Street since 1917, died January 19 in Brighton, Colo., at the home of her son E. E. BROWN with whom she was spending the winter. Mrs. Thompson had gone to Brighton from her home in this city in September. Death was due to influenza and followed an illness of five days.
Rachael S. MITCHELL was born March 2, 1851 near Logansport and was married to Thomas A. BROWN in 1868. He preceded her in death on January 18, 1888. To this union was born nine children, five sons and four girls. Mr. Brown is the only surviving of the nine children. Mrs. Thompson moved to this city from Mexico.
Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Susan KLINE, a brother George MITCHELL of Battle Creek, Michigan, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Kline Funeral Home in Denver with Rev. Frank FISHER and Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.

Barbara Ellen [TAYLOR], 11 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford TAYLOR died at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George GOINS three miles northwest of this city. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of a week.
The child was born February 24, 1936 in Fulton county. Survivors are the parents, sister Donna Rose [TAYLOR], maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles BECKHAM of Monroeville.
The funeral services were held from the Goins farm home at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR of the Fulton Baptist church officiating. Interment was made in the Zion Cemetery at Lucerne.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Christian Church in Winamac for Mrs. Vivian TRAPP, aged 56, prominent farm woman of Pulaski county who died at her home one mile north of Winamac Thursday evening from a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Trapp was widely known in Fulton county. She was prominent in church and civic activities. The husband and eight children survive.

Monday, January 25, 1937

Mrs. Wilson [Genevieve I. LOWE] HATTERY, aged 21, died at her home 1217 Bancroft Avenue, at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Death was due to a blood clot on the brain and followed an illness of one year.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county. She was born in this city on March 11, 1915. Her parents were Edward and Bessie Rae LOWE.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on August 25, 1934, the deceased was married to [Charles] Wilson HATTERY. Mrs. Hattery was a member of the United Brethren Church at Fulton.
Survivors are the husband; daughter, Nona Jane [HATTERY]; parents; brother, Leonard LOWE; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie NEES, Mrs. Edith ALBER, Miss Melva Maxine LOWE and Miss Betty LOWE all of this city and grandmother, Mrs. Mildred LEWIS, Barnesville, Ohio.
The funeral services will be held from the home of the sister, Mrs. Nees on South Jefferson Street at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. H. M. RIGGLE will officiate and burial will be made in the cemetery at Athens.

Mrs. Derrie [FLENAR] BLEILER, aged 70, a former resident of Henry township who resided on a farm north of Akron near Beaver Dam, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John SWARTZ in Elkhart Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Death followed a heart attack which she suffered a few minutes before she died.
The deceased was born in DeKalb county and had lived in Elkhart for twenty years moving there from the Akron community. Her parents were Jacob and Marie FLENAR. Her husband, Elmer BLEILER died two years ago.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. SWARTZ, Mrs. Tralla NUSBAUM and Mrs. Vera LOBEMILLER, all of Akron, brother, William FLENAR, Elkhart, two grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces, all of whom reside near Akron.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God at Akron, at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with a minister of Elkhart officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the United Brethren Church at Burket for Mrs. Faun [APPLEMAN] MATHEWS, aged 36, who died at her home in Burket, Friday afternoon. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of four days.
The funeral services were in charge of Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron. Interment was made in the cemetery at Palestine.
Mrs. Mathews had lived in Burket for the past seven years moving there from Akron, her birthplace. Her maiden name was APPLEMAN. Her husband, William MATHEWS died in June 1936.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dione SMOKER, Akron, and two sons, Devon [MATHEWS] and Doyle [MATHEWS], at home.

Tuesday, January 26, 1937

Mrs. Wylie BONINE has received a letter from Mrs. Marguerite (WELCH) BURNSIDE of Alameda, Calif., in which she states that her husband died in that city on December 28, 1936. Mrs. Burnside is a former resident of this city.

Frank KUMLER and Mrs. Earl MILLER went to Syracuse today to attend the funeral of C. M. GORDY, a retired lumberman and contractor of Syracuse. The deceased was well known in this city and had visited here on a number of occasions. He was an uncle of Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Kumler and Mrs. Paul EMRICK of Lafayette. Because of illness Mrs. Kumler and Mrs. Emrick were unable to attend the services.

Dr. Emanuel STOCKBERGER, aged 84 years, died Sunday at his home in Milford. Death was caused by old age and complications. He was born December 18, 1852, to Mr. and Mrs George B. STOCKBERGER, in Fulton county near Rochester. He was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodge.
Surviving relatives are his widow, Lida REED STOCKBERGER; two sons, Dr. Vern STOCKBERGER, a dentist of Milford and Roy STOCKBERGER, electrical engineer in New York city; a sister, Mrs. Tilla BROWN of Oakland, Cal., and a half-sister, Mrs. Elva J. SEE, of 309 High street.

Wednesday, January 27, 1937

Funeral services were held from the Johns Funeral Home at Mentone this afternoon followed by burial in Oakwood cemetery for Madison REGENOS. The deceased who lacked but 25 days of attaining his 79th birthday, died at his home in Mentone, Monday morning after a short illness of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza.
The deceased was born in Ohio but lived nearly his entire life in Burket and Mentone and vicinity.
Surviving relatives are, his widow, Mary E. REGENOS; five children, Lloyd [REGENOS] and Russell [REGENOS], at home, Harmon [REGENOS] of Hamilton, Mo., Mrs. Omer MORRISON, near Burket, Mrs. Paul RICE, Indianapolis; a twin brother, Jefferson REGENOS, and nephew, Harley REGENOS, Burket vicinity.

Frank BENNETT, aged 58, died at his home, 934 Michigan avenue, Logansport, at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death was due to influenza and followed an illness of one week. The deceased was born near Fletcher's Lake on July 22, 1878. His parents were Benjamin and Sylvania BENNETT. His wife was Miss Cora HILL. Thirty years ago, Mr. Bennett moved to Logansport, where he has operated a grocery store.
Mr. Bennett was an active member of the Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church and Tipton F. & A. M. lodge of Logansport.
Survivors are the widow; daughter, Mrs. Helen O'BRIEN, Logansport; three sons, Gordon BENNETT, St. Joseph, Mich., Ralph [BENNETT] and Norman [BENNETT], at home; brother, Harvey BENNETT, Fletcher's Lake; and two grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church at Metea at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. J. T. BEAN, pastor of the Broadway Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Metea.

Mrs. Charles SCHOLDER has received word of the death of her brother, Harry SNYDER who died at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.
Mr. Snyder was moved to the hospital last Thursday for a major operation. Death followed this operation.
Funeral services will be held from the home of the deceased in Bourbon at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

Henry HARSH, aged 71, prominent resident of Akron, and the father of Gail HARSH, County Welfare Director, died at his home in Akron at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several months. Mr. Harsh for many years operated a harness and cobbler shop at Akron.
A complete obituary of Mr. Harsh could not be obtained today by The News-Sentinel. This will appear in the newspaper Thursday.
Survivors are the widow and two sons, Gail HARSH and Darl HARSH of Fort Wayne.

Thursday, January 28, 1937

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Walnut Street Church of God in Akron for the late Henry HARSH, aged 76, prominent business man of Akron who died at his home there Wednesday morning after a four months illness due to complications.
The services will be in charge of Rev. Herman HEDGES of Auburn, Ind. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county. He was born near Akron on January 31, 1860. His parents were Simon and Malinda (CARPENTER) HARSH. He was married to Forence ANDERSON at Roann on February 14, 1884.
Mr. Harsh operated a harness and cobbler shop at Akron for the past forty-five years. He was prominent in civic and church activities at Akron and was a member of the Walnut Street Church of God.
Survivors are the widow and two sons, Gail HARSH, Fulton County Welfare Department Director, and Darl HARSH of Fort Wayne. Five brothers and a sister preceded Mr. Harsh in death.

Louis BENDER, aged 15, freshman in the Rochester High School died in the Riley Hospital at Indianapolis Wednesday morning. Death was due to a tumor of the brain and followed an eight months illness, two weeks of which were spent in the Indianapolis hospital.
The deceased was born at Peru but had lived here for several years. He was an honor student in the high school and an outstanding basketball player.

Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Don CRABBS who lives on a farm in the Burton neighborhood, father who resides at Peru, brother, Bert [BENDER] and two sisters, Naomi [BENDER] and Mary [BENDER].
The funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be made at Peru.

William Henry WHETSTONE, aged 83 years, 8 months, 3 days, died Tuesday afternoon, January 26, at his home in Mentone. Death was caused by heart trouble and complications from which he had suffered for six months.
Mr. Whetstone was born in Ohio, but spent most of his life in Mentone. He was married to Jane CORRELL and was a member of the Saints church.
One son, Henry [WHETSTONE], of Mentone, 12 grandchildren, one brother, John [WHETSTONE], of Mishawaka, and one sister, Mrs. John UNDERHILL, of near Warsaw, survive.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church in Mentone with Rev. SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Interment was in Mentone.

Friday, January 29, 1937

Dr. Anina LEININGER, aged 58, an osteopath, died at her home three miles north of Akron at 11:20 o'clock Thursday night from carcinoma. She had been in ill health for several months.
The deceased was born near Beaver Dam on January 19, 1879 and was the daughter of Elias and Amanda (KISTLER) LEININGER. The deceased graduated from the high school at Akron and then took a normal course at Rochester College.
She taught in the third grade of the Lincoln Building here for a number of years later going to South Bend where she taught school. Miss Leininger took a four year couse in osteopathy in a school at Davenport and then practiced in South Bend for a number of years.
Survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Robert HITCHCOCK, South Bend, Mrs. Karl GAST, Bloomington, Mrs. William THOMPSON and Mrs. Beulah COOK of Akron and two brothers, Charles [LEININGER] and Daniel LEININGER of Akron.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Akron at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Saturday, January 30, 1937

Mrs. Lucinda [A. CARTER BRICKEL]] WENGER, aged 78, died at her home, 207 Monticello road, at 11 o'clock Friday night after a nine weeks' illness, due to a complication of diseases.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county. She was born in the Sharon neighborhood, west of this city near Leiters Ford, on October 16, 1858. Her parents were Milton and Sophia (CROMMER) CARTER.
In a ceremony which was performed at Tiosa on September 25, 1906 the deceased was married by the Rev. Samuel McNEELEY to Samuel WENGER since which time she has been a resident of this city. Mrs.Wenger was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband; daughter, Mrs. Faye RUSSELL of this city; three sons, Oscar BRICKEL, California; Harry BRICKEL, Anderson and Omer BRICKEL, Athens; two brothers, Eugene CARTER, Detroit and A. C. CARTER of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Marshall HILL, Rochester and Mrs. Marion CARTER, Detroit; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Harry PAPPAS preceded her mother in death.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. B. G. FIELD, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
[NOTE: Lucinda A. CARTER m. Lewis J. BRICKEL, Aug. 7, 1879, per Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co. Ind. Marriages]

Monday, January 1, 1937

Captain William ARTHUR, aged 45, member of the Indianapolis fire department for 25 years, died in a hospital at Evansville, Sunday, from exposure, which he suffered while aiding in flood relief work in Evansville.
Capt. Arthur who had spent a number of summers at Lake Manitou, had waded for several days in water up to his arm pits in helping fellow members of a rescue squad from the Indianapolis fire department in aiding flood trapped persons.
His death was attributed to exposure and overwork. Capt. Arthur died in the St. Mary's Hospital at Evansville. His widow survives.

Mrs. Lillian B. NYE, aged 64, Rural Route 5, South Bend, for many years a resident of the Athens community, died in the Epworth hospital in South Bend, Friday. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an eleven years' illness.
Mrs. Nye was born May 13, 1872 on a farm near Athens. She has been a resident of South Bend for twenty years, moving there from this city. She married Grant NYE May 19, 1892 in Akron.
She is survived by her husband; two children, Gail NYE and Mrs. Fred CRAVEN of South Bend and a sister, Mrs. Elbridge CARPENTER of Akron.
The funeral services were held this afternoon from the Clay township Community church, near Roseland with Rev. Kidder STETSON, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial was made in the Roseland Community cemetery.

Charles Albert DAVIS, aged 54, died suddenly at 10:30 o'clock Saturday evening at his farm home, three-quarters of a mile west of Akron on Road 14 after he had suffered a heart attack. He had been in good health and his death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was born on a farm near Athens on August 11, 1875 and was the son of William and Martha DAVIS. In 1918 he went to Pulaski, N.Y., where he was a rural route carrier.
Mr. Davis returned to Akron in 1927. He was a retired mail carrier. Since returning to Akron he has followed the occupation of farming and was living on a farm owned by Charles MERLEY at the time of his death.
Survivors are the widow, who was Lillian CLEMANS and whom he married on November 2, 1896; two sons, William [DAVIS] and John [DAVIS]; daughter, Mrs. L. M. BATEMAN and five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the home west of Akron with the Rev. J. S. STEPHENSON, pastor of the Akron Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. Mary Emma BROWN, widow of Col. Isaac BROWN, of this city, succumbed at the Soldiers Hospital, West Lafayette Sunday morning, following an illness of several years duration. Mrs. Brown, or "Aunty" BROWN, as she was known to a host of friends in this community, had been a resident of Rochester for over 62 years.
Mary Emma [SHELT], eldest daughter of William and Mary McCLOUD SHELT, was born January 3rd, 1859, on a farm near Summit Lake in east part of Henry township. The Shelt family came to Akron that summer where they resided for many years. In her girlhood Mrs. Brown attended the village school, where the late Minnie SHEPHERD, of Rochester was an instructor, later Mrs. Brown was a student in the Goshen schools and following her graduation became a successful teacher.
In February of the year 1868 she was united in marriage to Albert STRONG, a Civil War man who succumbed about three years later. Two sons were born to this union, Charles B. STRONG, of Kosciusko county and Arthur STRONG, who preceded his mother in death in 1900.
In a ceremony performed in Rochester in the year of 1872, Mrs. Strong became the wife of Isaac W. BROWN, who attained nation-wide fame as a naturalist and lecturer under the sponsorship of Helen GOULD. Mr. Brown preceded his wife in death on August 25, 1914. Three children were born to this union: Edward [BROWN], who died at the age of four, DeWitt [BROWN] and Raymond BROWN, surviving.
Following the death of her husband, "Aunty" Brown made her home with Mrs. Mary BROWN for a number of years. Mrs. Brown was a charter member of the Rochester Christian church and was a devout and active worker in that religious organization, long after her physical frailties barely permitted her to walk. She, up until the last few months of her long and useful life maintained the keenest interest in her church, family and with a legion of friends.
Survivors, other than the sons, are a sister Mrs. Elissa SHAFER, two half-sisters, Mrs. Ella NOYER and Mrs. Ina BRUNDIGE, all of Akron, Ind.; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A brother, Elbridge N. SHELT, passed away in November, 1936. He was the last survivor of the Henry township Civil war volunteers.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Christian church. The services will be in charge of Rev. Chas. H. DEVOE, of Indianapolis, who will be assisted by the pastor of the church, Rev. Charles MILLS, of this city. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, this city.
The body will lie in state at the Val Zimmerman funeral home until one o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The funeral home will remain open until nine o'clock Monday evening, it was stated.

Stanley BRICK, aged 42, a former resident of Argos, died in the Cook County Hospital, Chicago at 12:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. He had been a patient in the hospital for the past four months.
The deceased was a former resident of both Argos and Plymouth. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. S. M. BRICK. He was a railroad switchman.
Survivors are the father, who lives at Argos, and a sister Mrs. Vera KINDIG, who resides at Grand Rapids, Mich.
The funeral services will be held from the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Tuesday, February 2, 1937

J. D. IRWIN, 86, formerly of Lima, Ohio, passed away in this city Monday evening 8:40 o'clock at the home of his son, Jack IRWIN, 1224 South Jefferson street. Death resulted from pneumonia after an illness of ten days. Mr. Irwin who had made his home with his son here since December 1935, was quite well known by many of the older residents of this city.
The deceased who was the son of John and Anna IRWIN was born on a farm in Allen county, Ohio, June 23rd, 1850. In the year of 1871 he was united in wedlock to Nancy PATTERSON. His wife preceded him in death five years ago. Mr. Irwin followed the occupation of farming until his advanced years forced his retirement.
The following children survive: J. C. IRWIN, of this city; Wheeler J. IRWIN, W. H. IRWIN, and Mrs. Nellie PARKER, all of Lima, Ohio. A son, Lark [IRWIN], passed away four years ago.
Funeral services will be conducted at Maysville, Ohio, Thursday afternoon and burial will be made in a cemetery at that place.

Peter Richard WENTZEL, aged 56, died in the Woodlawn hospital, Monday morning, from a ruptured appendix. He had been ill for a week and when he was brought to the hospital Friday for an operation, his true condition was learned.
The deceased lived in the Zion community west of Leiters Ford. He was born near Lake Bruce and had lived in Fulton county during his entire lifetime. His parents were Edward and Catherine WENTZEL. His wife was Amanda COPLEN.
Survivors are the widow; six children, all at home, Mary [WENTZEL], Lester [WENTZEL], Colbert [WENTZEL], Vivian [WENTZEL], Betty [WENTZEL] and Harold [WENTZEL]; two brothers, Perry WENTZEL, Mishawaka and Charles WENTZEL, Kewanna; sister, Mrs. Joe MAHLER, Monterey; two half-brothers, Floyd [CAMPBELL] and Lester CAMPBELL, Grand Rapids, Mich., and a half-sister, Mrs. John JAMES, Winamac.
The funeral will be held from the Zion church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. EATON in charge. Burial will be made in the Lake Bruce cemetery.

John F. WILSON, aged 90 years, 8 months and 25 days, a pioneer citizen of Union township passed away Monday afternoon at 2:35 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie HENDERSON, of Kewanna. Death resulted from complications following an illness of over two years' duration.
Mr. Wilson was one of the most widely known and highly respected citizens of Fulton county and leaves a host of friends in Fulton, Cass and Pulaski counties. For a long term of years he was an instructor in the Union township schools and also was engaged in farming interests in that locality. He retired from active business duties about ten years ago.
John F., son of Thomas and Agnes WALLACE WILSON, was born in Union township, Fulton county, Indiana on May 7th, 1846. He was a resident of that community throughout his entire life. On December 28th, 1871 he was united in marriage to Martha HORN. One son, Charles H. WILSON, of Oak Park, Ill., was born to this union. Mrs. Wilson preceded him in death 61 years ago. Mr. Wilson and Emma CARTER were united in wedlock on December 20th, 1877. The deceased was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge. He was a member of the fraternal organization for over 61 years. It was learned that Mr. Wilson attempted to enlist in a volunteer infantry during the early days of the Civil war but a fractured leg injury which also tore away a large portion of the calf of his leg prevented his acceptance for duty.

The survivors are the widow, and the following children: Mrs. Margaret HARRINGTON, of Mishawaka, Mrs. Jennie HENDERSON, Mrs. Nellie WILSON, Hugh WILSON, all of Kewanna; Charles H. WILSON, of Oak Park, Ill.; Bert WILSON, of Elwood, Ind.; Mrs. Anna D. MARTIN, of Winter Haven, Fla., and Miss Agnes WILSON, of Washington, D.C. A son, Thomas WILSON, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon. Complete details of the rites however, had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Charles [Cora E.] MILLER, aged 61, died at her farm home, five miles east of Akron at 6:10 o'clock Monday evening. Death followed a streptococci infection from which she has suffered for the past two years. This condition was aggravated by a stroke of paralysis which she had in November 1936.
The deceased was born at Silver Lake on August 24, 1875 and was the daughter of Allen and Mary PERRY. She had lived in the vicinity of Akron during her entire lifetime. She was married to Mr. Miller forth-three years ago.
Survivors are the husband; three sons, Arthur MILLER, Three Oaks, Mich., Russel MILLER and Frienda MILLER, both of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Charles LUKENS, Akron; brother, Harrison PERRY, Warsaw; sister, Mrs. James HELSEL, Roann and five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Silver Creek Bethel church east of Akron at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Levi HILL officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Rev. Simon P. KOESTER, 76 years old, retired United Brethren minister, died Monday night at 7:30 o'clock at his home in Grass Creek after an illness of six months due to complications.
The deceased was born in Ohio and was educated for the ministry in colleges in that state. In 1891 he was sent as a missionary into Nebraska, Kansas and Cedar Rapids, Iowa by the Ohio German United Brethren Church.
In 1899 he returned to Ohio and then entered the St. Joseph Conference of the United Brethren church and filled pulpits in the conference at Grass Creek, North Judson, Winfield, Washington Center, Salem and Swanington. He was retired after serving the charge at Swanington and has lived in Grass Creek since 1919.
Surviving are his wife; two sons Ray [KOESTER] at home and Walter [KOESTER] of South Bend and three daughters, Mrs. Bert HIZER of Grass Creek, Mrs. Emma HEROLD of South Bend and Mrs. Clyde ROBBINS of Bakersfield, Calif.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Etta [STICKLEY] CRAFT, aged 75, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday at her farm home northwest [sic] of this city in Newcastle township near the Sheward Bridge. Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis which she suffered one week ago.
The deceased was born in Marshall county on September 25, 1861 and was the daughter of Peter and Ann STICKLEY. In a wedding ceremony which was performed at Tippecanoe she was married to Ira [Ellsworth] CRAFT, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Craft has lived in Fulton county for fifty years.
The only living relative is Mrs. J. D. ALSPACH who is a first cousin.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster funeral home in West Sixth street at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. L. E. SMITH officiating. Interment will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of this city.

Edgar Y. ROBBINS, aged 70, of 230 East Indiana avenue, South Bend, a former resident of this city, died at 11 o'clock Sunday night in his home at South Bend. He had been ill for two days with influenza.
Mr. Robbins was born January 1, 1867 in Rochester. He was a carpenter and moved to South Bend from this city twenty years ago. He married Annie E. STRAWBRIDGE, April 20, 1890. His widow survives.
Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in this city. The body may be viewed at the Hay mortuary until the hour of the funeral service.

Wednesday, February 3, 1937

The last rites for Rev. Simon P. KOESTER, a retired pastor of the United Brethren Church, who died at his home in Grass Creek Monday, will be held from the U.B. Church in Grass Creek at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Rev. O. J. ATWOOD of Fulton will preside assisted by other clergymen in the St. Joseph Conference of the United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Grass Creek.

Peru, Ind., Feb. 3. -- Dr. J. D. MALOTT, 65, died Tuesday morning following an illness of several months due to complications. Dr. Malott was a practicing physician in and near Converse for many years.
He was born in Jackson township, north of Converse, September 26, 1871, and his entire lifetime was spent in Miami county. He was the son of Ira and Nancy MALOTT, and was graduated from the Indiana Medical college in 1898. Following his graduation, he moved to North Grove, where he practiced medicine. In 1917 he moved to Converse, where he resided until his death.
Surviving are six [?] children, Dr. Fred MALOTT, John MALOTT and Miss Wilda MALOTT, Converse; Mrs. Iola WINTZ of South Bend. A sister, Mrs. Minnie POFFENBARGER, resides in North Grove.
Funeral services will be conducted at the residence Thursday morning at 10 o'clock and interment in Converse I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Albert SCHROM, aged 65, retired farmer, died at the home of his son, Paul Schrom, who resides on a farm three miles southeast of Argos at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis and followed an illness of three years.
The deceased was a life long resident of Marshall county. He was born near Bourbon on October 23, 1871 and lived on farms in the southern part of his birth county, until he retired several years ago. His parents were Jacob and Katherine SCHROM.
Survivors are the son, Paul SCHROM, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth SPINDLER, Argos, and Mrs. Ida JONES, Mishawaka; two brothers, George SCHROM, Warsaw and Lora SCHROM, Plymouth and a sister, Mrs. Ida REDLINGSCHAFER, Butte, Montana.
The funeral services will be held from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Charles H. GEIGER, of Macy, passed away at Woodlawn hospital during the noon hour Tuesday. Death resulted from diabetes following an illness of several months' duration. He was brought to the local hospital when his condition became extremely grave a few days ago. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout southern Fulton and Northern Miami counties.
Charles H., son of Henry and Mary (RICKENBERG) GEIGER was born on a farm near Milford, Ind., on November 29th, 1874, and resided in that community for over a score of years. He was united in marriage to Nellie GOOD, of Warsaw, on July 2nd, 1895. The Geigers for a long number of years resided on a farm east of Macy where he specialized in the growing of onions and potatoes. Later he removed to Macy. Mr. Geiger was a member of the Church of God of Akron.
The survivors are the widow; five daughters, Mrs. Mable CROFT, Mrs. Faudlin HILL, Mrs. Marguerite TILDEN, all of Akron; Mrs. Fay POWELL, of near Gilead; Mrs. Martena BICK, of Rochester; four sons, Henry [GEIGER], of Akron; Lloyd [GEIGER] and Cloyce [GEIGER], of near Macy; Richard [GEIGER], at home; 23 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cora MEEK and Mrs. Emma LENTZ, both of near Milford; and four brothers, Leroy [GEIGER], of Ft. Wayne; Walter [GEIGER], of South Bend; William [GEIGER], of Silver Lake, and Henry [GEIGER] of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at the Akron Church of God on Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. HEDGES and Rev. ASHLAND will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Akron cemetery.

Funeral services for John F. WILSON, a retired farmer, who died Monday at the home of his daughter Mrs. Jennie HENDERSON in Kewanna, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Rev. O. R. SIDES, pastor of the Methodist Church at Kewanna, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Schaffer cemetery east of Kewanna.

Thursday, February 4, 1937

Frank I. DUDDLESON, aged 77, died at the farm home of his daughter, Mrs. Maude KREIGHBAUM, who resides on a farm eight miles southwest of Argos at 2 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered a few hours before he died.
The deceased was born in Ohio on August 16, 1859. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Albert DUDDLESON. He had lived near Argos all of his life and was the owner of a farm five miles southeast of Argos. His wife, whom he married on March 26, 1882 was Martha A. KAMP. She died May 27, 1924.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. KREIGHBAUM and Mrs. Bertha GRAY of Galveston and three sons, Earl DUDDLESON, Fort Wayne, Otto DUDDLESON, Plymouth and Everett DUDDLESON, Michigan City.
The funeral services will be held from the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. James EATON, pastor of the Santa Anna church officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Arthur SHERLAND of Argos, received word last night of the death of his father, John SHERLAND, who died at his home in Plymouth. The son, five grandchildren and one great-grandson are the only survivors. The deceased was born near Donaldson on October 19, 1848 and had lived near Donaldson all of his life except for a few years when he resided in South Bend. The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth with interment at Donaldson.

The death of Lewis BENDER, Wednesday, January 27 came as a shock to the student body of R. H. S.
Lewis had been ill for eight months but his illness had not been regarded as dangerous until the past two weeks. He had recently undergone a major operation at the Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.
Lewis, a member of the Freshman class, was an outstanding student, giving the best he had to his work.
Lewis will always be remembered by his classmates as one whom they all respected and liked.

Funeral services for Mrs. George DAVIS, aged 76, who died at her home in Culver, Monday morning, were held from the Methodist church in Culver, Wednesday afternoon.
Rev. F. O. FRALEY, pastor of the Culver Methodist church and a former pastor of the Rochester church officiated, assisted by two other pastors.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband; two sons, Rev. Harley DAVIS, Monroeville, and Floyd DAVIS, Gary; two daughters, Mrs. John HEISER, Culver and Mrs. Leroy HOFF, Gary, and eleven grandchildren.
Relatives from Rochester who attended the funeral rites for Mrs. Davis were Mr. and Mrs. Vern SANDERS and children, Mrs. Marion DAVIS and Mrs. John DAMAS.

Friday, February 5, 1937

Mrs. Guy SHADEL, of Leiters Ford, who was called to Youngstown, Ohio last Saturday by the serious illness of her father, Silas WIKE, 81, reported today that her father passed away at 2 a.m. Monday morning.
Mr. Wike, according to an obituary carried in the Youngstown Daily Vindicator, was a retired coal operator formerly of Mercer, Pa. He was born in Bedford, Sept. 30th, 1885. Mr. Wike was a member of the Christian church at Sandy Lake. He is survived by six children. Funeral services were held at the Wike home, Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in the Mercer cemetery.

John McKINNEY, Sr., aged 85, prominent farmer of the Reiter neighborhood southwest of the city, died at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of two years, the last two weeks of which were serious. Mr. McKinney had been active in affairs of Rochester township for many years.
The family furnished the data for the following obituary: John McKinney was born in Belfast, Ireland on May 2, 1851. His parents were William and Nancy McKINNEY and he was one of eight children, two of whom are still living. They are Mrs. William FERGUSON, Maywood, Ill., and Miss Matilda McKINNEY of Belfast, Ireland.
He was united in marriage with Mary Anna HANNA in a ceremony which was performed in Piper City, Ill., on February 5, 1880. The day of his death was also his fifty-seventh wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. McKinney were the parents of six children, five of whom live in the vicinity of their family home. They are John McKINNEY, Jr.; Mrs. Bessie WERNER, Mrs. Anna BEARSS, James McKINNEY and Miss Mabel McKINNEY.
Mr. and Mrs. McKinney moved to Indiana from Illinois in 1902 and located on what was known as the LOVATT farm west of this city. In 1919 they moved to their present home.
Mr. McKinney was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian church of this city and was an elder of that organization. He lived the life of one who was following in the Master's steps. On meeting a friend his first inquiry was "Do you know Jesus."
If the one questioned did not, Mr. McKinney started to quote passages of Scripture, trying to show him the way. He was never downcast, always looking on the bright side of life and helping others to see all was God's way and He knew best.
The funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Mrs. Susan [RITTENHOUSE] REED, aged 79, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Bertha DORSETT, 420 Ohio street, aftr a four months' illness due to complications.
Mrs. Reed was born in Allen county, Indiana on December 3, 1857 and was the daughter of Elizah and Nancy RITTENHOUSE. She had spent a greater portion of her life in Fulton county.
The deceased came to this city to reside from Clinton county eighteen years ago. Her husband was the late Manuel REED. Mrs. Reed was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist Protestant church.
Survivors are the daughter Mrs. DORSETT, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A daughter Mrs. Joseph SNYDER also preceded her mother in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. H. M. RIGGLE officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizen's cemetery.

Mahlon ZEIMS, aged 77, a farmer of the Reiter neighborhood southwest of the city for the past seventeen years died at his home one mile west of the Reiter schoolhouse at 10:15 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of three days.
The deceased was born near Bloomington, Ill., on September 14, 1859 and was the son of Adolph and Marie ZEIMS. He moved to this county from Goodfield, Ill. He had followed the occupation of farming during his entire lifetime. His wife preceded him in death. Mr. Zeims was a member of the Madison Avenue Christian church.
Survivors are two daughters, Miss Mable ZEIMS at home and Mrs. E. F. FOSTER, Normal, Ill., two brothers, Otto ZEIMS, Leroy, Ill., and Rudolph ZEIMS, South Bend and two sisters, Mrs. D. V. SCHOENBECK and Mrs. G. M. ARMBURST of South Bend.
The funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Foster funeral home in West Eighth street, with Rev. Charles E. MILLS officiating. The body will be taken to the Stubblefield Mortuary at Normal, Ill., where funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be made in the Danvers cemetery.

Saturday, February 6, 1937

The funeral services for the late Mahlon ZEIMS, who died at his farm home west of this city yesterday will be held from the Foster Funeral Home on West Sixth street at 1 p.m. Sunday. The services will be short so that those present may also attend the last rites for the late John McKINNEY, Sr., which will be held from his farm home west of this city at 2 p.m. Rev. S. A. STEWART of LaPorte, former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here, will
officiate.

Mrs. Leah J. [CARNEY] CRAVEN, aged 81, oldest resident of Rochester, died at the home of her son, Charles Richards, 427 Indiana avenue, at 10 o'clock Friday night. Death was due to influenza and complications and followed an illness of a few weeks, the last week of which was serious.
The deceased was born in Carroll county, Ohio on January 4, 1846 and was the daughter of Martin and Sarah (CLOVIS) CARNEY. She had resided in this city since 1884 when she moved to this city from Logansport.
Mrs. Cravens was a member of the Rebecca Lodge, Women's Relief Corps and the Progressive Club of this city.
Survivors are the son, Charles RICHARDS; three step-sons, Fred [RICHARDS? CRAVEN?], South Bend, James [RICHARDS? CRAVEN?] of Colorado and Elmer [RICHARDS? CRAVEN?] of Michigan; three step-daughters Ruth [RICHARDS? CRAVEN?], Ella [RICHARDS? CRAVEN ?] and Lily [RICHARDS? CRAVEN?], all of California; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded their mother in death.
The funeral services will be held from the First Evangelical church at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. L. E. SMITH, pastor of the church officiating. Interment will be made in the Citizen's cemetery at Frencisville.
Friends may view the body at the Richards home after 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Monday, February 8, 1937

Robert NEIGHBOR, 60, of this city, passed away Saturday afternoon, one o'clock in the Epworth hospital, South Bend, Ind. Death was attributed to complications and internal injuries. Mr. Neighbor was injured on Christmas night when he was struck by an automobile driven by Paul RAIFSNIDER, of Goshen, Ind. The accident occurred as the Rochester man was walking westward across State road 31 near the Teeter grocery, in South Bend.
The injured man was taken immediately to the South Bend hospital where he remained in a semi-conscious condition until his death. The Goshen motorist stated he did not see Mr. Neighbor until he was directly in front of the machine.
Mr. Neighbor was born in Belvidere, Ill., on Nov. 20th, 1877 and removed to Rochester in July 1924. He was the son of Stephen and Alice (THORNBERRY) NEIGHBOR. He was united in marriage to Bertha BOYD on March 18th, 1920 at Minneapolis, Minn. He was engaged in the insurance business for a long number of years, and also assisted in the management of the Neighbor Antique shop which is located at 1319 Main street. Mr. Neighbor was a member of the Grace Methodist church, of Chicago.
The survivors are his widow, a son Robert [NEIGHBOR, Jr.] and a daughter Jean [NEIGHBOR] at home; a step-son, Tom HUNT and a step-daughter, Kathryn LITAVECX, both of Chicago.
Private funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning 830 o'clock, with Rev. T. L. STOVALL, officiating. Interment will be made in the Secedar cemetery in Lake County, Indiana.

Miss Elba V. EDWARDS, aged 59, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of Mrs. Sarah CHAMBERLAIN, 1005 Monroe Street, where she made her home. Death was due to a sudden heart attack. She was ill but thirty minutes.
The deceased was born near Mt. Zion, on February 15, 1877 and was the daughter of Dallas and Clarissa (WHITTENBERGER) EDWARDS. For many years the deceased lived at Ithaca, N.Y., but came to Fulton county to reside one year ago following the death of her mother. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Ithaca.
Survivors are a sister Miss Frances EDWARDS, Ithaca, and two brothers, Robert EDWARDS, South Bend and Richard EDWARDS, San Antonio, Texas.
The body has been moved to the home of Mrs. Ida DITMIRE at Fulton who is a cousin of the deceased. The body will remain in the Ditmire home until word is received from relatives and the funeral arrangements can be made. The last rites will be held from the Foster Funeral Home in this city.

George Rile MILLISER, aged 85, died at his farm home near Leiters Ford at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon after a three months' illness due to complications.
The deceased was born and had spent his entire lifetime in Fulton county. His parents were Samuel and Catherine MILLISER. In a ceremony which was performed in the home of Isaac MILLISER, fifty-nine years ago the deceased was married to the late Cynthia Jane MILLISER who died December 16, 1936.
Survivors are two sons, Jacob MILLISER and Stephen MILLISER, both of whom live near Leiters Ford; daughter, Mrs. Ida BABCOCK, Culver; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Leiters Ford at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. M. W. CRIDER officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred MITCHELL received word Saturday afternoon of the death of Mrs. Charles F. WALTERS, aged 54, at one time a resident of this city, who passed away Saturday at her home in Chicago following a stroke of paralysis. The funeral services were held today in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell were in Chicago Sunday.

James A. ONSTOTT, 76, a pioneer citizen of this community, passed away Sunday morning, seven o'clock at his residence on South Jefferson street. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several years duration. He had been confined to his home since Christmas day.
James Andrew, son of Isaac Y. and Susan (BABCOCK) ONSTOTT, was born on a farm in Miami county on February 20th, 1860. He removed to Fulton county with his parents when but a year old. In the year of 1882 he was united in marriage to Florence REED. For a long number of years Mr. Onstott operated a livery barn in this city. Upon the closing of the livery business he engaged in cement contracting work and later operated the street sprinkling wagon in this city, until ill health forced his retirement.
Mr. Onstott is survived by two brothers, Frank [ONSTOTT] and Isaac ONSTOTT, and a sister, Mrs. John HOLMAN, all of this city. His wife and a son, Guy [ONSTOTT], preceded him in death a few years ago, as did two sisters, Mrs. Caleb CASTLEMAN and Mrs. Emma WILSON. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Rev. Benjamin G. FIELD will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services were held from the home one-half mile south and a one-half mile east of Green Oak Monday at 2 p.m. for Josephus SANDERS, aged 78, who died Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from injuries which he received in a fall three weeks ago on icy steps at his home.
In the fall Mr. Sanders suffered a fracture of the hip. While convalescing the aged man had a stroke of paralysis. The funeral services were in charge of Rev. James SCHONDELMEYER, pastor of the Church of Christ at Macy. Burial was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Mr. Sanders was born in Defiance County, Ohio on November 5, 1858 and was the son of John and Matilda (GRAY) SANDERS. He had lived in Fulton county for seventy years where he followed the occupation of farming. His wife was Lucy A. COFFING.
Survivors are the widow, two sons Thomas SANDERS of near Macy and William SANDERS of near Fulton, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two daughters and son preceded their father in death.

Akron relatives on Sunday received word of the death of Levi L. HARMON, which occurred at his home in Lafayette, Saturday night. His death which came as a most severe shock to his family and friends was caused by heart trouble. Prior to this fatal attack he had apparently enjoyed the best of health.
The deceased who was the son of Anthony and Kathryn HARMON was born in Miami county, May 20, 1900. Mr. Harmon was twice wed. His first wife preceded him in death several years ago. The deceased was the manager of the Harmon Freight Lines at Lafayette.
The survivors are the widow who was formerly Miss Lois BRUNING; three children by his first marriage, Eddie [HARMON], Virgil [HARMON] and Jean [HARMON], of Collins, Ind.; three brothers, Calvin [HARMON} and John [HARMON] of Silver Lake; Frank [HARMON] of Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. Jacob FERDINAND, of Laketon, and Mrs. Walter CARVER, of Lafayette.
Short funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Solar and Baker funeral home at Lafayette, with the regular rites being held at Enterprise, Ind., at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will officiate. Enterprise is located south of Gilead, Ind.

Tuesday, February 9, 1937

Funeral services for the late Miss Elba [V.] EDWARDS, who died Sunday night following a heart attack will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster Funeral Home on West Sixth street. Rev. L. E. SMITH will officiate and interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Miss Edwards for many years lived at Ithaca, N.Y., and came back to Rochester, her birthplace one year ago to make her residence.

Louisburg, N.C., Feb. 9. -- Three men and a woman died in an airplane crash thirteen miles north of here yesterday afternoon.
Coroner W. A. BOBBITT of Franklin county identified the dead as:
Chet H. BETZ, 2230 Manchester road, Akron, O.
Daniel L. BREEM, Akron, O.
Arthur CONN, 41 North High street, Akron.
Miss Caroline DANELY, Hotel George Washington, Miami, Fla.
The coroner said he made the identifications from papers and baggage in the plane, which was completely wrecked.
Louisburg, a little North Carolina county seat, is located some thirty miles northeast of Raleigh, and is on the regular air route from Miami to Washington.

The plane, Coroner Bobbitt said, was scattered over some ten or fifteen acres.
"It just looked like the plane went all to pieces," Bobbitt said. "Nearby residents said it had been circling around for some minutes, flying just above the tree tops, before it crashed. Two of the bodies fell in front of a farm home as if the people might have jumped from the plane."
The coroner said Betz was the pilot of the plane.
-- Arthur CONN, aged 41, one of four persons who were killed in an airplane accident near Louisburg, N.C., yesterday, was a former resident of Liberty township and has a number of relatives living in the southern part of Fulton county.
He was the son of the late Joseph and Edith (WILDERMUTH) CONN. He was born on the CONN homestead, south of Fulton and was the owner of the Conart Auto Agency and a bus line, both in Akron. Mr. Conn left Fulton approximately twenty years ago to make his home in Akron.
Mr. Conn was the owner of a plane which he frequently used in traveling between Akron and Miami, Florida, where his son, Joseph Conn, is the operator of an automobile agency. Mr. Conn and his son have used the plane in making trips to their former home in Liberty township.
Survivors are the widow; two sons, Joseph [CONN], of Miami, Florida, and Arthur [CONN], of Akron; sister, Miss Aline CONN and two brothers, Albert [CONN] and Lester CONN, all of Akron.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed but it is probable that the body will be returned to Fulton for burial in the Conn family plot in the cemetery there.

William HOOVER, aged 85, a resident of Royal Center for many years died suddenly Monday morning while feeding his rabbits. Coroner M. B. STEWART investigated and attributed death to a heart attack.

Wednesday, February 10, 1937

Mrs. Barbara MUSSELMAN FOOR, aged 75, widow of the late J. C. FOOR, died at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at her home in LaPorte. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several months.
Mrs. Foor was born on a farm near Macy and was the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Dan MUSSELMAN. She lived in the Macy community during her entire lifetime until ten years ago when she moved to LaPorte to make her home. The deceased was a member of the Christian church and Rebecca lodge.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mable LUTEMAN and Mrs. Alta HOMER, both of LaPorte. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday at LaPorte followed by interment at LaPorte.

Josephus SANDERS, son of John and Matilda (GRAY) SANDERS was born in Defiance County, Ohio, November 5, 1858 and passed away Saturday afternoon, February 6th, 1937 at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 1 day. He came with his parents when a small boy to Fulton county, where he has resided more than 70 years.
In the year of 1880, he was united in marriage to Lucy A. COFFING and to this union five children were born. Two sons and one daughter have preceded him in death. The survivors besides the wife are two sons, Thomas D. [SANDERS], of near Macy and William A. [SANDERS], of near Fulton, 6 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

He was a patient sufferer during his last illness which was of short duration, his life in this community is known by all. He was of a kind disposition and always ready to help and assisted any of his neighbors. He will be missed by his family and neighbors.

Thursday, February 11, 1937

[NOTE: Not datelined, but obviously from Logansport, Ind.] -- Robert Roy JOHNSON, 28, Culver Military academy graduate, and a son of Roy JOHNSON, local restaurant proprietor and former president of Remedial loan company, died of multiple skull fractures in the wreckage of the car of Sewell MURDOCK, local business man, shortly before noon Wednesday as the car, borrowed here shortly before, turned over and was demolished in a field at the edge of Carrollton.
The youth, a cutter employed at Gossard company plant, was alone in the car as it careened across state road 29 speeding southward, skipped a fence and overturned.
Witnesses questioned by Dr. Hubert GROS, Delphi, Carroll county coroner, included Frank MORRIS, 1711 High street and Jay McCROMICK, 200 Wheatland avenue, who saw the car leave the road a short distance from a point where they were parked at the entrance to the Harley MUMMERT home.
The car clipped off a utility pole in front of the Carrollton hatchery before it came to rest in front of the Will DISHON home. Among the first to discover the driver dead were members of the Dishon family.
Funeral services for the youth will be held from the residence, 189 North street, at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, with the Rev. Francis REESE officiating; inerment at an Ossian, Indiana cemetery, with Chase and Miller in charge. The body is at the Chase and Miller mortuary where friends may call.
Surviving the youth, a graduate of the local high school and a basketball player in 1927, as well as a student at the University of Michigan, are his parents, of North Street, and a sister, Betsy [JOHNSON], now a student at Frances Shimer school for girls, McCarroll, Ill.

Saturday, February 13, 1937

Pulaski, Ind., Feb. 13. -- Mrs. Harry FISHER, 50, wife of the former trustee of Indian Creek township, shot herself to death in the bedroom of her home at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, firing one bullet from a single shot .22 calibre rifle through her left temple.
Mrs. Fisher who had been in failing health for the past month went into the kitchen of her home and secured the weapon and then returned to her lower floor bedroom while her daughter, Olive, who had been caring for her, was upstairs.
The daughter, hearing the fatal shot rushed to her mother's bedroom where she found the body stretched across the bed. Dr. H. G. McCASKEY of Winamac was summoned but Mrs. Fisher was dead when the physician arrived.
Coroner Claude BURSON of Francesville was summoned and the body later was removed to the Burson and son funeral home in Francesville.
Surviving besides the husband are one step-son, Donald [FISHER], and five daughters, Olive [FISHER], Nola [FISHER], Mary [FISHER] and Nancy [FISHER, all at home and Celma [FISHER] of Chicago.

William CARTER and Ernest FOLSOM of Anderson, who were killed in an auto accident south of Peru in Road 31 near Bunker Hill Thursday night in which collision two others met their death and several were injured were well known to residents of Leiters Ford.
The two men were the owners of a cottage on the island in the middle of the Tippecanoe River at Leiters Ford and spent practically every week end there during the summer and fall fishing and hunting.
Carter and Folsom were ex-soldiers and each had a permit to carry a gun. Each bore a good reputation. After the accident it was thought the two men had taken part in a holdup at Goshen a few hours before they met their death because of their likeness in description furnished police by the man who was robbed.
Leiters Ford residents who knew the two men stated that they did not believe that Folsom or Carter were the ones who had staged the Goshen holdup. It is thought the two men were on their way to spend the week end at Leiters Ford when they met their deth. At the time of the crash they were northbound in Road 31 and not southbound as they probably would have been had they been in Goshen.

Monday, February 15, 1937

Lee Roscoe SULLIVAN, aged 55, died at his farm home one mile west of the Sand Hill church in Richland township at 6:30 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of one week due to pneumonia.
The deceased was born July 24, 1882 in Midland, Ill., and was the son of Alonzo and Elnora SULLIVAN. He came here to reside from Oklahome three years ago.
Mr. Sullivan, who was a member of the Christian church at Cedarville, Oklahoma, had followed the occupation of farming during his entire lifetime.
Survivors are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. James MURPHY and Miss Dorothy SULLIVAN, both of Ober, and Miss Irma SULLIVAN at home; two sons, Arthur SULLIVAN, Canadian, Texas and Ralph SULLIVAN, Cedarville, Okla.; mother, Mrs. Elnora SULLIVAN, Lincoln, Neb.; sister, Mrs. Hazel GATLIN, Lincoln, Neb. and two brothers, Paul SULLIVAN, Mooseland, Okla., and Earl SULLIVAN, Miami, Florida.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Wilford HARRIS, aged 76 years, five months and 18 days, passed away at his home one-quarter mile east of Bruce Lake Station, Saturday afternoon at 12:24 o'clock. Death was caused by a complication of diseases following an illness of six days duration. Mr. Harris had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of Fulton county.
The deceased was born on a far in Union township on August 25th, 1800, and had resided in that community throughout his entire life. He was the son of James and Sarah HARRIS. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Sarah NEFF. Mr. Harris followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Bessie KLINE, of Pulaski county; Mrs. Esther DAWSON, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Letha HOTT, of Leiters Ford; a son John [HARRIS] at home; 11 grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Etta GUISE, of Tulsa, Okla. His wife and a son, Milburn [HARRIS] preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at the Harris home, Monday afternoon at two o'clock, with the Rev. C. Y. GILMER officiating. Burial was made in the Sharon cemetery.

Harry GRAEBER has received a telegram telling of the death of his brother-in-law, Frank INGRAHAM, who died Friday at his home in Glassport, Pennsylvania. The funeral services were held today with interment in Glassport. Mr. Ingraham was well known in this city and left Rochester thirty years ago to make his home in Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Eunice EDGERTON, aged 82, a resident of the western part of Fulton county for seventy-six years, died Monday at 5:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy KUMLER in Kewanna. Death was due to pneumonia. She had been in ill health for five weeks.
The deceased was born near Tyner on January 8, 1855 and was the daughter of Warren and Henrietta BURCH. She lived for many years near Grass Creek and eight years ago went to Kewanna to make her home with her daughter.
In a ceremony which was performed at Crown Point on March 5, 1876 the deceased was married to Lewis EDGERTON who died in 1909. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church at Grass Creek.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. KUMLER and Mrs. Louella JONES, Carrington, N.D.; brother, Warren BURCH of Tyner, and a sister, Mrs. John HELMS of McFarland, Cal.
Funeral rites will be conducted from the United Brethren church at Grass Creek with an Adventist minister of Indianapolis officiating assisted by Rev. F. L. WILSON, pastor of the U.B. church at Grass Creek. Interment will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Mrs. Emma DAWALD, aged 84, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles FRIEND, one mile southeast of Perrysburg. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered two years ago.
She was born in Skullhaven, Pa., on May 15, 1852 and had resided near Perrysburg since she was twelve years of age. Her husband was the late William DAWALD.
Survivors are four sons, Charles [DAWALD], Ammon [DAWALD], Grover [DAWALD] and Harvey [DAWALD], all of near Denver and three daughters, Mrs. FRIEND, Mrs. Mary SNIDER, Akron, and Mrs. Edna ZIMMERMAN, Portland, Oregon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Baptist church at Perrysburg with burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Deedsville.

Tuesday, February 16, 1937

Mrs. Charles BOGGESS, aged 86, mother of Mrs. Delbert EWING, died this morning in Swayzee, after an illness of six weeks due to the flu. She had lived in Swayzee for three years. Due to the fact that the immediate family were in Swayzee it was impossible to obtain the obituary of Mrs. Boggess today. Funeral services will be held at Swayzee at 10 a.m. Thursday with interment in the Center Cemetery near Mentone.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos for Doris Mae [SWIHART], one-year-old daughter of Floyd and Anna SWIHART, who reside on a farm two miles east of Argos.
The services were in charge of Rev. W. H. BROWN, Lafayette and interment was made in the Walnut Brethren cemetery.
The child died Sunday evening in the Kelley hospital at Arogs after an illness of several days due to pneumonia.
Doris Mae was born September 10, 1935 on a farm east of Argos. Survivors are the parents, brother, Robert [SWIHART], paternal grandmother, Mrs. Issac SWIHART and maternal grandparents, who reside in New York.

Winamac, Feb. 16. -- Two car-train crashes at the Beardstown crossing of the C. and O. railroad on state road 29 shortly after midnight Sunday left two youths dead and two young women and another youth injured.
The dead are Everett MORTON, 23, Rensselaer, who died at 9:40 o'clock Monday morning, eight hours after the crash, at Carneal hospital, and John MUNSON, 28, Winamac, filling station operator, killed instantly.
The injured are Miss Edith BURNS, 21, Winamac, fractured humerus, now at St. Joseph's hospital, Logansport; Miss Irene POLEN, 20, Winamac, taken to the home of her mother, Mrs. Ted TULEY, here, and Burton HENRY, 22, Rensselaer, cut and bruised.
Morton and Miss Polen, with Henry, in the rumble seat of their car drove into the tender of the west-bound train at 12:32. As trainmen were extricating the victims, headed for Winamac, and Dr. H. J. HALLECK, called by Station Agents MOORE and Fred LONG, was treating them here, the Munson car struck the train in the same manner.
Munson was instantly killed and the car a total wreck. Miss Burns was attended by Dr. Halleck, who was still there, and was taken at once to St. Joseph's hospital in the Fry and Lange ambulance. Munson was brought to the Fry and Lange funeral home in the Kennedy ambulance.
Morton's body was removed to his home in Rensselaer Monday morning.
Funeral services for John MUNSON will be held at the M.E. church at 9:30 Wednesday morning with Rev. C. C. JORDAN officiating, and the body will be taken to Pontiac, Ill., for burial.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elsie MUNSON, two brothers, Harold [MUNSON] of LaCrosse and Richard [MUNSON] at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Vera AUSTIN of Chicago, and the Misses Ethel [MUNSON], Jane [MUNSON] and Rachel [MUNSON] at home.

Fern POPEJOY, aged nine years, of Kewanna, Ind., passed away Monday evening, 8 o'clock at Woodlawn hospital, this city. Death resulted from complications which came in the wake of an appendix operation which was performed several days ago.
Fern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin POPEJOY was born in Kewanna on March 13th, 1928, and had resided in that community all of her life. The little girl is survived by her mother, Mrs. Bert BERRIMAN, two sisters, Racheal [POPEJOY], of Fairbury, Ill.; Lois [POPEJOY], at home, and a brother, Phillip [POPEJOY], at home. Her father preceded in death several years ago.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Berriman home Thursday afternoon with Rev. B. M. FRANKLIN in charge. Interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Plymouth, Ind., Feb. 16, (UP) -- Roy HOUSER, 43, well known veterinarian, residing near Bourbon, committed suicide early today. Houser cut the telephone line and broke the electric meter before swallowing an overdose of morphine. After taking the deadly dose, he summoned his wife. He passed away a few moments later. He is survived by his widow and four children all between the ages of 12 and 20 years.

Funeral services for Lee Roscoe SULLIVAN, who died at his home in Richland township Monday will be held from the STRECKER residence in Delong at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. M. W. CRIDER of Leiters Ford in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Wednesday, February 17, 1937

The funeral services of Miss Fern POPEJOY, who passed away in this city Monday evening, will be held at the Kewanna Baptist church at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. B. M. FRANKLIN will officiate.

Lee Von COPLEN, aged 43, who resides on a farm four miles southeast of Akron, died at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Woodlawn hospital. He had been sick for two weeks prior to his being moved to the hospital last Friday, where an operation was performed.
The deceased was born on a farm in Newcastle township on November 3, 1893 and was the son of Charles and Eva COPLEN. He was married to Cora ZIMMERMAN on November 14, 1914. He had lived near Akron for the past three years and had followed the occupation of farming thruout this lifetime.
Survivors are the widow, five sons, Wayne [COPLEN], Carl [COPLEN], Bobby [COPLEN], Ralph [COPLEN] and Donald [COPLEN] and two daughters, Freda [COPLEN] and Zelma [COPLEN] all at home; parents; two brothers, Gaston [COPLEN] and Richard [COPLEN] and five sisters, Mrs. Lucy GOOD, Argos, Mrs. Jessie CLINKER, Akron, Mrs. Josephine IRELAND, Kokomo, Mrs. Hope WAIDE and Mrs. Doris CRAIG of Indianapolis. A son, Charles [COPLEN], died last July and a brother Paige COPLEN in 1936.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Emma [CASPER] SELLERS, aged 72, died at her home in Ora at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday night after an illness of three months due to complications.
She was born in Muncie but moved from that city when a young girl. Her parents were Jacob and Elizabeth (CARR) CASPER.
In a ceremony which was performed in Monterey on February 22, 1883, the deceased was married to Joseph SELLERS, who died 27 years ago. Mrs. Sellers was a member of the Methodist church at Ober.
The following children survive, Mrs. Effie COOPER, Guy SELLERS, and Samuel SELLERS all of Knox, Grover SELLERS and Mrs. Edna BEAUCHAMP, Culver, Mrs. Belle DOYLE, Mishawaka, Meredith SELLERS and Mrs. Leona EARHART, South Bend, and Mrs. Olive PAGEL of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the church in Ora at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in the North Bend cemetery between Ora and Bass Lake.

Thomas F. NEFF, well known citizen of Fulton county, passed away Tuesday afternoon at his home southwest of Rochester, after an illness of several years duration.
Thomas F. Neff, son of David and Mary NEFF was born in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, on September 2nd, 1859. Mr. Neff had lived in Fulton county since the age of 12 and at an early age in life united with the Burton Evangelical church. On March 2nd, 1889 he was united in marriage to Alpharetta BEERY. Four children came to bless this union, two daughters, Mrs. Zella BRUCE, Mrs. Hugh WILSON, of Kewanna; two sons, Dean [NEFF] and Clyde NEFF, of Rochester.
Left with the immediate family to mourn the loss of a loved one are three sisters, Mrs. Emma WILDERMOUTH, Mrs. Michael EASH and Mrs. Perry WALTERS. Three sisters preceded him in death. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
All that human hands could do was shown by the loving kindness of a devoted wife and children, but God saw fit to call him to the Eternal City, a place not made by human hands, but by God alone, a place free from pain and suffering. Those left will miss him. The busy hand will empty be, but happy he will be with those gone on before. . . .
Funeral services will be conducted at the home of Clyde Neff, Thursday afternoon, two o'clock.

Thursday, February 18, 1937

Peru, Ind., Feb. 18. -- The Rev. L. T. HOLSINGER, 87 years old, bishop of the Church of the Brethren and president of Manchester College's first board of trustees, died in the church's welfare home at Mexico, five miles north of here, Tuesday night following an illness since last July when he fell and injured his hip.
The Rev. Mr. Holsinger was pastor at Rossville, north of Frankfort, for many years and had resided at the Mexico home two years.
He once was an outstanding leader of the denomination, participating in many public religious debates, conducting numerous evangelistic campaigns, and serving as moderator twice at the denomination's general annual conference.

Funeral services for the late Lee Von COPLEN, a farmer of near Akron who died Tuesday evening, were held this afternoon from the United Brethren church at Athens with the Rev. Alva BARR of Gilead, officiating. Interment was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Friday, February 19, 1937

Word was received Thursday in Argos of the death of Hampton MILLER of Memphis, Tenn., which occurred Wednesday night after a short illness. Mr. Miller was a former resident of Argos and Warsaw. His wife, who was formerly Miss Anna BLOUGH of Argos, preceded him in death in January, 1931. He leaves two sons, Carl [MILLER] of Chicago, and Arthur [MILLER] of Pleasant Lake, Ind., and a daughter, Mrs. E. N. SHANK of Memphis, Tenn.
The body arrived in Argos at 1:20 Friday morning and was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home, where friends may call until the time of the funeral, which will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Argos Christian church. Rev. MAINER of Pleasant Lake, Ind., will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Saturday, February 20, 1937

Job MILLER, aged 73, for many years an employee of the BEARSS families on their farms west of this city, died in Ladysmith, Wis., on February 15, friends in this city have been advised.
He was born in Fulton county January 28, 1874 and had lived near Ladysmith since 1914 He was a large dairy farm operator and manager of a co-operative creamery at Ladysmith.
Deceased is survived by widow, five children, three sisters and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in Ladysmith, Thursday with interment there.

Monday, February 22, 1937

Clement Earl BRYAN, aged 21 years, passed away Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter BRYAN, who reside north of Leiters Ford. The young man was a victim of pneumonia. Clement, who is a senior student at the Purdue university, became ill 17 days ago and was removed to the home of his parents a little over a week ago, where he was placed in an oxygen tent which was procured from the Culver Military Academy hospital.
The young man, who was a graduate of the Leiters Ford high school, and a former member of the Fulton County 4-H club had a host of friends among the young people of this county, and also at Purdue university where he was most popular in the activities of the university. Clement was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and was also a member of Purdue University's Golden Glove boxing team of 1936.
Clement Earl, son of Walter and Almeda BRYAN, was born on a farm in Aubbeenaubbee township on February 18, 1916. He attended the Leiters Ford grade and high schools and upon graduating entered the Purdue university, where he was taking a course in Forestry and Military work. Clement would have graduated with the 1937 class at Purdue.
The survivors are his parents, a brother Kennedy [BRYAN] at home; his grandparents, and a number of aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. The services will be in charge of Rev. C. V. ROUSH, former pastor and Rev. M. W. CRIDER. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Mrs. Mary E. REESE, former resident of Kewanna, passed away Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Troutman, of 301 E. Pennsylvania street, South Bend, Ind. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several weeks' duration. Mrs. Reese had resided in South Bend, since last September.
Mrs. Reese was born on March 21st, 1857, and had been a resident of Kewanna for over 19 years. Her husband Frank REESE, preceded her in death 15 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Maude CONRAD, and Mrs. Guy TROUTMAN, both of South Bend, Ind.; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. A. P. LEFFEL, of Twelve Mile, Ind.
Funeral services will be held in Kewanna Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. O. R. SIDES officiating. Interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Harrison mortuary until the time of the funeral.

Tuesday, February 23, 1937

Mrs. Bertha LEVI and Ferd HEILBRUN received word today of the death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Joe HEILBRUN which occurred at her home in Kansas City, Mo., Monday evening. The deceased had often visited in Rochester and has a number of friends in this city.

Heart trouble and complications caused the death Sunday of Mrs. Johanna Elizabeth SCHEURER, 66, of Monterey, one of Pulaski county's oldest residents. Mrs. Scheurer died at St. Joseph's hospital, South Bend, after an illness of four months. She had been a teacher in the Pulaski county schools for 15 years. During her last year she had resided with her son, George, South Bend.

George SCHEURER was associated with the South Bend News-Times for nine years in the capacity of state news editor. He is now with the Detroit bureau of the Associated Press.
Mrs. Scheurer was born August 10, 1870 near Wanatah in LaPorte county, the daughter of Henry and Katherine PHILIPSON. She attended the Winamac schools, Valparaiso university and Indiana State Teachers' college at Terre Haute. Her marriage to Nicholas K. SCHEURER, Monterey, took place June 2, 1903, in St. Peter's church, Winamac. Mr. Scheurer died February 11, 1936.
With the exception of one year in California and one in South Bend, Mrs. Scheurer had spent her entire life in and near Pulaski county.
Survivors are two sisters, Sister M. ISADORE of St. Vincent's Villa, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Levi WEAVER, Winamac; and two brothers, Andrew PHILIPSON, Shiprock, N. Mex., and Henry PHILIPSON, Winamac.
The body is at Mrs. Scheurer's former residence in Monterey. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anns Roman Catholic church there. The Rev. John SCHALL will officiate. Burial will be in the Monterey Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Royal TANSEY was called to Logansport today by the death of her mother, Mrs. William RICHESON, who passed away at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to carcinoma and followed an illness of several months. The deceased was well known in this city. Mrs. Tansey returned to her home in this city last night after spending the past week at her mother's bedside. Mrs. Richeson was thought to be improving but early this morning took a turn for the worse and passed away.

Wednesday, February 24, 1937

Mrs. Nancy Maria DAY, aged 84 years, passed away early Wednesday morning at her home in Macy, Ind. Death resulted from complications following a few days' illness. Mrs. Day, who had been a resident of Miami county throughout her entire life, had a wide acquaintance of friends in both Fulton and Miami counties.
Nancy Maria [SUTTON], daughter of Dr. E. H. and Laura Ann (SUTHERLAND) SUTTON, was born at Gilead, Ind. on July 18th, 1852. On September 1st, 1870, she was united in marriage to Houston C. DAY. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Day was a member of the Macy Methodist church and took an active part in the affairs of that religious organization.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Effie MILLER, of Santa Fe, Ind.; Miss Villa DAY, at home; a brother, Trustee Ed SUTTON, of Macy; a sister, Mrs. Corinna KEESECKER, of Filmore, Calif. and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Macy Methodist church. Rev. Ernest LUTES will officiate. Interment will be made in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy.

Samuel M. HORN, 82, a pioneer farmer residing a mile and a half northeast of Rochester on the Ft. Wayne road, succumbed suddenly Tuesday evening, from a heart attack which was suffered but a short time before his death. Prior to this fatal attack Mr. Horn had apparently been in his usual good health. His sudden demise will come as a most severe shock to his wide acquaintance of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Samuel M., son of Martin and Christina (CAMERON) HORN was born on a farm in Marshall county, Indiana, on November 16th, 1855. He removed to Fulton county with his parents when still quite young. He followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life. Mr. Horn's wife, by a second marriage, preceded him in death on August 12th, 1936. The deceased was a member of the Christian church and a most active member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge. Mr. Horn was present at the I.O.O.F. Family Night meeting which was held in this city Monday evening and at that time was apparently in the best of health, fellow members of the fraternal organization stated today.
The survivors are a son, Grover HORN, of Hammond, Ind., and a daughter, Mrs. Lee BECK, who resides east of Rochester.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments on Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, February 25, 1937

Winamac, Ind., Feb. 25. -- Mrs. Geo. WILLIAMS, 64, in failing health for several months, fell dead upon suffering a heart attack while seated at the supper table at her home in Earl Park, Ind., last night, according to word received here.
The Williams had held a public sale at their Harrison township farm near here Feb. 15 and moved to Earl Park in order to be near their only son, Cotner WILLIAMS, who resides there.
Besides the husband and son, Mrs. Williams is survived by three grandchildren.
The body was returned to the Frye and Lang Funeral home here.

Mrs. Elizabeth WHITMEYER, 82, well known resident of Liberty township, passed away Wednesday evening at her home, southeast of Fulton. Death resulted from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Whitmeyer had been in ill health for some time.
Elizabeth [JACOBS], daughter of Daniel and Mary JACOBS, was born on May 8th, 1855 in Ashland, Ohio. She had been a resident of the Fulton community for over 45 years. Her husband, John H. WHITMEYER, preceded her in death in the year of 1935. Mrs. Whitmeyer was a member of the Twelve Mile Christian church and took an active interest in that religious organization until the frailties accompanying her advanced years caused her retirement from that field of work.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth GREEN, of Peru; Mrs. Emma COOPER, of Twelve Mile; two sons, Fleet WHITMEYER, of Perrysburg; Fulton WHITMEYER of Twelve Mile; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Skinner Christian church, in Twelve Mile. Burial will be made in an adjacent cemetery.

Friday, February 26, 1937

John E. SEE, aged 73, farmer living two miles northeast of Twelve Mile, died from a heart attack at 9:30 o'clock Thursday night while riding in a car with his son, George SEE, farmer of near Grass Creek.
Mr. See had been in ill health for several years because of a heart affliction. At the time Mr. See died he was returning to his home after a consultation with Dr. Don MILLER of Twelve Mile as to his condition.
Mr. See was born near Deedsville and was the son of John and Mary SEE. He had been a farmer in Cass, Fulton and Miami counties during his entire lifetime. His wife was Una WOLFORD.

Survivors are the widow; daughter, Mrs. Goldie OLDHAM, Logansport and two sons, George SEE of Grass Creek and Russell SEE, of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren church in Twelve Mile at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Russell STONEBERG in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Twelve Mile.

Saturday, February 27, 1937

Mrs. Ellis REED received word this morning of the death of her only sister, Mrs. Mahaley SNYDER, aged 91, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jessie LEIGHT at Kokomo. Death followed a long illness due to complications incident to old age. The deceased's husband was a veteran of the Civil war. Mrs. Snyder had a number of friends in this city.

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Raymond TIPTON, who died in a hospital in Chicago last Monday, following an operation. Death was due to pneumonia. Raymond TIPTON was reared in this city and is nephew of Fred TIPTON.

Monday, March 1, 1937

Ephriam DRUDGE, aged 83, farmer of near Akron, while visiting in the home of his grandson, Walter DRUDGE, near Claypool at 8 o'clock Sunday evening, met his death when he accidentally fell down a cellarway.
The aged gentleman had been riding in an automobile with his grandson and wife. Mr. Drudge left the lights on his car in such manner that they were directed on the back part of the Drudge farm home.
In the Drudge home the kitchen door and the callar door are beside each other. The aged man, not being familiar with the home, opened the door leading to the cellar falling down the steps to the bottom, a distance of about twenty feet.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter DRUDGE after going into their home waited for sometime for Mr. Drudge to appear. After a reasonable time a search was instituted and the lifeless body of the aged man was found. The coroner found that death was due to a broken neck.
The deceased who was a retired farmer had lived in the Mentone and Akron vicinities all of his life. He was born near Mentone on September 18, 1853 and was a member of the Brethren church. His wife, who was Martha HELSER, died twenty years ago.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Foster HOFFMAN, Akron and Mrs. Otto DOUB, Silver Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Louise FLITCRAFT, Peru and Mrs. Lon CURRY, Akron; five brothers, William [DRUDGE], Rochester; Levi [DRUDGE], Leesburg; John [DRUDGE], Claypool; Frank [DRUDGE], Burket, and Herman [DRUDGE] of Silver Lake; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at the South Pleasant church near Akron at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Rev. Daniel YOUNG officiating. Interment will be in the South Pleasant cemetery.

Cleon R. HOLMES, aged 21, a former resident of Fulton, died at his home in Frankfort at 6 o'clock Sunday morning after suffering an asthmatic attack which was of but twenty minutes duration.
The deceased had suffered with asthma for a number of years and had been in the west for several years in an effort to overcome the malady.
Cleon Holmes was born at Fulton on June 24, 1915. His parents were Austin and Eldorado HOLMES. He had lived in Delphi and Fort Wayne, but had resided in Frankfort for the past year where he was employed in a chain grocery store as a clerk.
Mr. Holmes graduated from the Fulton high school with the class of 1935. He was a member of the Christian church at Delphi.
Survivors are the parents, sister, Virginia Ruth [HOLMES], at home and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
The body has been moved to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred BLACKETTER at Fulton, where it may be viewed until the hour of the funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Baptist church at Fulton.
Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.

Mayor James L. BABCOCK today received word of the death of Mrs. James SINKS, aged 45, which occurred at her home in Los Angeles on February 26. The cause of the death was not given in the letter. Mrs. Sinks was reared at Argos while her husband is a former resident of this city and a nephew of Mayor Babcock. Burial will be made in Los Angeles.

Charles A. COLLINS, aged 47, died at his farm home one mile west of Macy at 8:45 o'clock Saturday evening from the after effects of an attack of influenza which he suffered one week ago.
The deceased was born on September 8, 1889 in Fulton county and was the son of Lawrence and Mary (SLISHER) COLLINS. He had resided on farms in Fulton and Miami counties all of his life.
In a ceremony which was performed in Peru on November 1, 1913 the deceased was married to Lola SMITH. Mr. Collins was a member of the Christian church at Macy.
Survivors ar the widow, three children, Russell [COLLINS], Helen [COLLINS] and Mary [COLLINS], all at home; a sister, Mrs. Luella SLIFER, Macy; and three brothers, Francis [COLLINS] and Roy [COLLINS] of Macy and Fred [COLLINS] of Corpus Christi, Texas.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian church at Macy at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Harvey SCHONDELMEYER officiating. Interment will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Tuesday, March 2, 1937

Friends in this city were advised today of the death of Mrs. Everett GREATHOUSE which occurred in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis early today. She had been ill for three months. The Greathouse family live on a farm seven miles west of this city. As the Greathouse family was in Indianapolis it was impossible to obtain an obituary today.

Wednesday, March 3, 1937

Funeral services for Mrs. Everett GREATHOUSE, who passed away in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, Tuesday morning at 2:35 o'clock, will be conducted Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Rochester Christian church. Rev. Charles MILLS will be in charge of the services, and burial will be made in a cemetery at Iroquois, Ill. Mrs. Greathouse succumbed from heart trouble following an illness of five months.

Eldo Marie [CARLSON], daughter of Frank and Flora CARLSON was born at Donovan, Ill., on
April 15th, 1899 and resided in that community until ten years ago at which time she removed to Fulton county, residing at their farm home which is situated seven miles west of Rochester. On November 28th, 1917 she was united in wedlock to Everett GREATHOUSE, the ceremony being pronounced at Watseka, Ill.
Mrs. Greathouse was a member of the Christian church, of Donovan, Ill., and the Green Oak community club.
The survivors are her husband, three children, Otis [GREATHOUSE], Erma [GREATHOUSE] and Farrell [GREATHOUSE], all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank CARLSON, four brothers, Roy [CARLSON], Carl [CARLSON], Orval [CARLSON], Basil [CARLSON], and a sister, Mrs. Freda HUMBLET, all of Donovan, Ill.
The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home on West Fifth street until the hour of the funeral, Thursday.

Amos B. GORDON, aged 86, retired farmer, died at 8:15 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of his son, Roy Gordon, 302 Fulton avenue. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered Monday. The deceased had been in failing health for a year.
Mr. Gordon was born on a farm near Argos on October 9, 1850 and was the son of Asa and Catherine GORDON. He was left an orphan when two years of age following the death of his mother. His father started for California in 1851 during the gold rush and was never heard of again. It is thought that Mr. Gordon had been killed in a raid on his wagon train by Indians while they were on their way to California.
The deceased spent his entire lifetime on farms in Fulton and Marshall counties with a greater portion of the time spent on a farm near Tiosa. He was married to Almanara DUMBAULD on December 25, 1873. She died 13 years ago. Mr. Gordon retired from active farming ten years ago since which time he has made his home with his children. He had been a member of the Baptist church for forty-six years.
Survivors are two sons, Roy GORDON and Elmer GODRON, both of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Curtis SMITH, of Granger; 18 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home of Elmer Gordon at 930 South Franklin avenue at 10 o'clock Friday morning with Rev. B. G. FIELD officiating, assisted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.

Thursday, March 4, 1937

Mrs. Grace STREICH, former resident of this city, succumbed at her home 4302 Kenmore, Chicago at two o'clock Thursday morning after an illness of but a few hours duration. Death was attributed to a poisonous infection from which Mrs. Streich was stricken early Wednesday morning. Prior to this fatal attack the former Rochester lady was in the best of health and had visited Rochester relatives only a few days ago. The news of her sudden demise was a severe shock to her many friends in this community.
Grace [ROWE], daughter of George F. and Dora ROWE, was born on a farm near Athens, Ind., on February 1st, 1885. She resided in Henry township until she was about twenty years of age when she removed to Chicago where she was employed in the real estate business for several years. Mrs. Streich was a graduate of the Akron high school. When still a young woman she was united in wedlock to Leo STREICH, the ceremony being pronounced in Chicago. Mrs. Streich and her husband returned to Rochester in the year of 1927, residing in their own property on West 11th street until the year of 1933 when they returned to Chicago.

Mrs. Streich was a member of the Athens U.B. church and was one of the main sponsors of the new Athens U.B. church which was erected in 1930. The deceased was actively engaged in business interests in Chicago and real estate holdings in and about Fulton county, and through her activities in this field had made a wide acquaintance of friends in both Chicago and this vicinity.
The survivors are the husband, a foster son Joe STREICH, aged 12; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. ROWE, of Athens, three brothers, Fred [ROWE], of this city, Ralph [ROWE], of near Athens, William [ROWE], of Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie CLEMANS, of Logansport, and Mrs. Orpha BURKETT, of Athens.
The body will be returned to Rochester some time tomorrow, relatives stated. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Friday, March 5, 1937

Mrs. Lizzie SNYDER COOK, received word today of the death of her brother, John HEFFLEFINGER, aged 62, which occurred at his home in Rolett, South Dakota, last Sunday from carcinoma of the stomach.
The deceased was reared in this city where he resided until 22 years ago. He was a veteran of the World war and was wounded so badly that he was given hospitalization in the government hospital at Rolett.
Survivors are the widow, three children; sister, Mrs. COOK and a brother, Joseph HEFFLEFINGER of Gary. Burial was made at Rolett.

Mrs. Mary GOODWIN, aged 83, died at her home, 435 East Ninth street, at 8:30 o'clock Friday morning from heart trouble. She had been bedfast for the past two weeks with influenza.
The deceased was born near North Manchester and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt WEST. She had been a resident of this city for twenty years, moving here from Converse.
Mrs. Goodwin was a member of the United Brethren Church. Her husband, Perry GOODWIN, died a number of years ago.
Survivors are the son, Albert GOODWIN, an employee of The News-Sentinel, daughter, Mrs. Gertrude WOMBLE, Apopka, Fla.; granddaughter, Mrs. Howard FELTS and great-greandson, Dale FELTS.
The funeral arrangements will not be completed until word has been received from Mrs. Womble.

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace STREICH, who passed away at her home in Chicago, Thursday, will be conducted at the Athens United Brethren church Monday afternoon, two o'clock. Officiating ministers will be Rev. H. H. CAIN, Rev. B. G. FIELD, of Rochester, and Rev. Loren STINE, of Hammond. Song services will be led by Rev. and Mrs. M. E. LIVENGOOD. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
The funeral cortege will arrive from Chicago Saturday afternoon and the body will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. George F. ROWE, parents of the deceased, who reside south of Athens.

Francis M. STETSON, aged 60, well known resident of this city who was better known by his wide circle of friends as "Chuck" STETSON, died at 4:30 o'clock Friday morning at his home, 1115 South Pontiac street. Death was due to pneumonia which forced the deceased to his bed last Monday.
Mr. Stetson was born on a farm three miles south of Rochester on July 10, 1876. His parents were Francis and Elizabeth (REAM) STETSON. In a ceremony which was performed at Fulton on December 28, 1897 he was married to Miss Myrtle C. FRY.
The deceased for many years operated the Arlington Barber Shop with the late William CRABILL. In 1925 he sold the shop and went to Miami, Florida, where he remained for five years. After returning to this city, Mr. Stetson was employed in the Basement Barber Shop.
Mr. Stetson was active in civic affairs in Rochester for many years. He was also active in Republican party circles and served as a state game warden for three years. He was a member of the Madison Avenue Christian church, Odd Fellows lodge and the local Barbers' Union.
Survivors are the widow; son, Ray STETSON, daughter, Mrs. Hugh [Anna Faye STETSON] HOLMAN and grandson, Joie Ray STETSON, all of this city; brother, George STETSON and sister, Mrs. Catherine BANNISTER, both of Logansport.
The funeral services will be held from the home, 1115 South Pontiac street, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. C. E. MILLS in charge, assisted by Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Saturday, March 6, 1937

Ambrose B. OVERMYER, aged 73, a life long resident of Fulton county, and father of Harry Overmyer, county treasurer, died at his home in West Ninth street at seven o'clock Saturday morning, after an 18 months' illness due to carcinoma. The deceased had been in a critical condition for the past two weeks.
Mr. Overmyer was born on a farm in Richland township, February 22, 1864 and was one of thirteen children who were born to Ezechiel and Mary OVERMYER. In a ceremony which was performed September 23, 1891 the deceased was married to Nora N. MEDBOURNE.
Mr. Overmyer followed the occupation of farming in Richland township during his entire life-time until three months ago when he moved to this city to reside. He was a member of the Methodist church at Richland Center.
Survivors are the widow; daughter, Mrs. Nellie ANDERSON, who resides on a farm in Richland township; five sons, Harry OVERMYER, William OVERMYER, Laketon, Howard [OVERMYER], Alpha [OVERMYER] and Clarence OVERMYER, who live on farms in Richland township; brother Schuyler OVERMYER, Culver; four sisters, Mrs. Emma BABCOCK, Richland township, Mrs. Carrie FLORA, Leiters Ford, Mrs. Mary REINHOLD, Monterey and Mrs. Lucy BURNS, Surrey, North Dakota, and twelve grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Richland Center Methodist church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL in charge. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Richland Center.

Friends of the late Mrs. Grace STREICH may view the body at the Athens United Brethren church from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday. The funeral services will be conducted from that church at two o'clock in the afternoon.

Guy E. SMITH, aged 57, well known drug salesman of this city, succumbed to a heart attack at 6 o'clock Friday evening while he was in Indianapolis.
The message containing the word of Mr. Smith's passing was received in this city by friends Friday evening. A local undertaker will return the body to this city for burial.
Little could be learned about Mr. Smith's life today as the members of his immediate family were with him at the time he succumbed. He was a life long resident of Rochester.
The deceased for many years resided at 117 West Tenth street. He had been in ill health for several years due to heart trouble.
For many hears he was a traveling salesman for the Chicago Pharmical Company and later embarked in business for himself.
His mother Mrs. Ida SMITH IZZARD, died July 12, 1936 and his only brother, Lyman E. SMITH on July 18, 1934.
Survivors are two nieces, Miss Marjorie SMITH and Miss Mary Jane SMITH, both of Rochester.
Funeral services probably will be held in this city Tuesday.

Mrs. Catherine Matilda HOFFMAN CLARK, aged 80 years, died at 1 o'clock Friday at her home four miles southeast of Mentone. Death was caused by heart trouble. The deceased was the daughter of Henderson and Rebecca HOFFMAN, born August 9, 1856, at North Manchester. November 1, 1874, she was united in marriage with James A. CLARK, who died January 8, 1928. She was a member of the Argos Baptist church.
Surviving relatives are two sons, William J. CLARK, at home, and Sylvester CLARK of east of Mentone; three daughters, Mrs. Maggie GALL of Elkhart, Mrs. Alvin LUDWIG of Elkhart, and Mrs. Elvin MICKERSON of Elkhart; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Harvey HOFFMAN of Edwardsburg, Mich.; Jasper HOFFMAN of Atwood; John HOFFMAN of Warsaw; Marion HOFFMAN of Nappanee, and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew ROMINE of Inwood, and Mrs. William TRUEX of Nappanee.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 o'clock at the Christian church of Palestine. Interment will be in the Palestine cemetery. The Grossman funeral home of Argos is in charge of the body.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Mary GOODWIN, who died at her home in East Ninth Street Friday morning, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth Street. Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH will officiate. Burial will be made in the Citizen's Cemetery.

From The Purdue Exponent:
-- Clem E. BRYAN, 21, a senior in the school of forestry, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, February 21st, at his home near Culver, Ind., following an attack of pneumonia. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. BRYAN, and a younger brother, Kennedy [BRYAN].
Bryan was well known about the campus and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He fought in the Golden Gloves tournament here winning his bouts at Purdue but losing his first match in the Lafayette Armory. He contracted a severe cold the night of the last fight, and his father came for him on Friday, February 11th, to take him home to rest. His condition gradually became more serious and he was placed in an oxygen tent, but to no avail.
Bryan was quite active in campus affairs. He was captain on the staff of the first regiment of the R.O.T.C. and last summer he was runner-up in the Camp Knox boxing tournament, fighting in the welter-weight class. His hobby was writing poetry and many of his verses were published under this column heading, "Sayings," in the Culver Citizen.

In 1934 he was editor of The Log, publication of the forestry summer camp. He was athletic chairman of his fraternity, pitcher on the fraternity baseball team, a member of the championship horseshoe pitching team, a member of the championship team in 1936, and participated in intramural athletics.
Members of Alpha Gamma Rho were informed of Bryan's death on Monday by a special military dispatch, delivered by a sergeant from Culver. He was accorded full military honors at his funeral, which was held in Culver, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Practically all of his fraternity brothers from here attended the ceremony.

Monday, March 8, 1937

Mrs. Ernest LUTSOY [?] has returned from Milwaukee, Wis., where she attended the funeral of her father, the late Lewis M. PLOUFF, aged 71, who died February 28. The deceased had a number of friends in this city. The deceased was married in 1888 and is survived by his wife and seven children who were at his bedside when death occurred, a brother, William PLOUFF, Portland, Oregon; sister, Mrs. Elwidge PLOUFF, Oconto, Wis., and six grandchildren. The services were held in Milwaukee last Wednesday with burial in Pine Lawn cemetery there.

Ora McCALLA, aged 48, former resident of the Macy community died Saturday afternoon in Raton, New Mexico, relatives have been informed. The deceased had been in ill health for several years.
Mr. McCalla was born near Peru in 1889 and was the son of Samuel and Minerva (KITCHEW) McCALLA. He moved to Raton to live in 1922 from Macy.
Survivors are the widow, two brothers, Harry McCALLA, Farley, N.M., and Charles McCALLA, Macy, and three sisters, Misses Mary [McCALLA] and Millie McCALLA, Farley, N.M., and Miss Minnie McCALLA, Indianapolis.
The funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Raton with interment there.

Funeral services for Guy SMITH, who succumbed Friday evening in Indianapolis, were held at his home, 17 West 10th street at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. B. G. FIELD, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated.
The deceased, who was the son of Charles and Ida (BROWN) SMITH, was born in Rochester on October 26th, 1879, and resided in this community for practically all of his life. After graduating from the local high school, he took up pharmaceutical work in the Ruh Drug store, this city, and also at the Blue Drug Store in Peru, and the Scott Drug store at Akron.
A number of years ago Mr. Smith retired from the retail drug field and was engaged as a pharmaceutical salesman, in which work he acquired a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Indiana. In the year of 1905 he was united in marriage to Miss Blanche BUTLER of Peru. His wife preceded him in death in the year of 1910.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Baptist church, having united with that religious organization when but a boy.
Relatives here stated that Mr. Smith had been in ill health for the past five years, suffering from chronic heart trouble. The fatal attack was suffered last Friday morning at the deceased's apartment 2055 North Delaware street, Indianapolis, and death came at six o'clock in the evening.
The body was laid to rest in the Rochester mausoleum.


Tuesday, March 9, 1937

Lewis Clay SHEETS, aged 65, chief of police and one of Rochester's most prominent citizens, died at 11:30 o'clock Monday night at his home, 535 East Ninth Street, from a heart attack which he suffered a few minutes after he had retired.
Mr. Sheets, after suffering the attack sat up in bed and then dropped back in death. he had been under a doctor's care for sometime due to a heart affliction but his death was entirely unexpected. He had been a the police station all of yesterday transacting his official duties.
The deceased was born in Adams county on April 5, 1871 but came to this county with his parents, John and Martha (PURDY) SHEETS when he was very young. The family lived on a farm in the Sugar Grove neighborhood southeast of the city for many years.
In a ceremony which was performed at Macy on January 17, 1892, Mr. Sheets was united in marriage with Lina Mae JOHNSON. For a number of years Mr. Sheets, who is a member of the Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows lodges has operated a transfer line and freight depot in this city. He at one time owned the Rochester Fertilizer Company and a house moving outfit.
Mr. Sheets was prominent in Fulton county Republican party circles. He was elected sheriff in 1910 and again in 1916 and as a member of the Rochester city council in 1913 on the Republican ticket. He served as county chairman from 1918 to 1922 and was the first United States Marshal in the Northern Indiana Federal Court District. He was named to this office on May 12, 1925 and served until August 1928. He was a close personal friend of Hon. Thomas SLICK, judge of the United States District Court at South Bend.
Survivors are the widow; four sons, Arthur SHEETS, at home, Dee SHEETS of this city, Don SHEETS, Kansas City, Mo., and John SHEETS, San Bernardino, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth BAKER, Mrs. Mildred READ, Mrs. Glen DAGGY and Miss Martha SHEETS all of this city; half-sister, Mrs. Ethel NEWMAN and half-brother, Dr. T. P. COOK.
The funeral arrangements will not be made until word has been received from Don and John Sheets. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mt. Zion.

Mrs. Ida May BOWELL, 84, passed away at 6:05 Tuesday morning at her home on South Michigan street, Argos, Ind. Death resulted from carcinoma of the stomach following an illness of several months' duration. Mrs. Bowell's condition had been very serious for the past six weeks, it was stated.
Ida May [McCLURE], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. McCLURE, was born on a farm in Fulton county, July 22nd, 1862. On January 1st, 1880 she was united in wedlock to Louis BOWELL. Practically all of her life had been spent in Fulton and Marshall counties. The survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude WHISMAN, of Argos; three sons, Herbert [BOWELL] and Floyd [BOWELL], of Argos, Earl [BOWELL] of Wichita, Kans.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother, William McCLURE, of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at the Bowell home in Argos, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, with the Rev. Kinder JONES officiating. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. The body will lie in state at the home from Wednesday afternoon until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, March 10, 1937

John WELLER, aged 75, a resident of Miami county until three years ago, died at the home of his brother, Clinton Weller, one mile west of Fulton, at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several months.
The deceased was born in Franklin county, Ohio on July 5, 1861. His parents were Christian and Catherine WELLER. When he was very young the deceased's parents moved to Miami county to reside.
For many years Mr. Weller lived on a farm three miles west of Macy. His wife who was Miss Belle TRACY and whom he married on December 25, 1884, preceded him in death.
Surviving are a son, Russell [WELLER] of Walnut, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Sarah SHUMAN of Rochester, and four brothers, Alvah [WELLER] of Roann; Charles [WELLER] of near Logansport; Michael [WELLER] of Auburn, Ill., and Clinton [WELLER] of near Fulton, and four grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clinton Weller residence with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton U.B. Church officiating. Interment will be at Macy.

Rochester friends today were apprised of the death of Julius P. MICHAEL, 75, a former resident of this city, which occurred in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, Tuesday.
During Mr. Michael's residency in Rochester, he first operated a wholesale cigar and tobacco business on East Eighth street, later he founded the J. P. MICHAEL WHOLESALE GROCERY CO., which was housed in what is now the BRACKETT building on the southeast corner of Main and Fifth streets this city. The Michael family owned and resided in the property now occupied by Mrs. Marie WOOD, on South Main.
The deceased who was a native of Berlin, Germany, came to the U.S. as a young man in the year of 1880. He launched his wholesale grocery business in Rochester in the year of 1890 and 12 years later removed to Indianapolis, where he was engaged in the wholesale business under the name of The Michael Co. Mr. Michael was a member of the National Wholesale Grocers Association, and was also affiliated with the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation.
In the year of 1934, Mr. and Mrs. Michael celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Surviving with the widow, are a son Joe L. MICHAEL, a daughter, Mrs. Pauline MEYERS and four grandchildren, all of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in the Aaron Ruben funeral home, Indianapolis. Burial will be made in an Indianapolis cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Lewis Clay SHEETS, chief of police of Rochester, who died at his home 535 East Ninth street, Monday night will be held from the First Baptist church at 2 p.m. Friday.
The services will be in charge of Rev. B. G. FIELD, pastor of the church with the Odd Fellows lodge officiating at the graveside. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Delegations of police officers from a number of northern Indiana cities have signified their intention of attending the funeral services for Chief Sheets.
Through an error the names of two of Mr. Sheets' sisters were omitted in the obituary which was carried in The News-Sentinel yesterday. They are Mrs. Clara ROBBINS of this city and Mrs. Cora CALLOWAY of Davidson, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Mrs. Catherine BRACKETT, a life long resident of Rochester, died this morning at 9:15 o'clock in her apartment in the Haven Hotel at Winterhave, Florida.
Mrs. John FULTZ, a sister, received a telegram this morning, telling of the passing of Mrs. Brackett from Mrs. Lucille HOLMAN, who is spending the winter in the Florida city.
No particulars as to the cause of Mrs. Brackett's death was contained in the telegram which was received here. She had been in ill health for sometime, however, previous to leaving Rochester in November for Florida.
A complete obituary of Mrs. Brackett will appear in The News-Sentinel on Thursday. The body will be returned here for burial.

Thursday, March 11, 1937

Mrs. John RICHARDSON, 68, who resides in the vicinity of Athens, passed away Wednesday evening, 10 o'clock at the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis. Mrs. Richardson underwent a major operation a little over two weeks ago at the Indianapolis hospital and gradually grew worse. She had been in ill health for the past several months it was stated.
As the Richardson family were in Indianapolis as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press it was impossible to secure a complete obituary of the deceased. The report and the funeral arrangements will appear in Friday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Mrs. Fred TIPTON of this city, stated today that funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for her cousin, Arja FOSTER, 19, at his home in Columbia City, Ind. The youth was killed in an auto accident which occurred in Columbia City a few days ago.

Reuben T. BROWN, aged 85 years, passed away Wednesday evening at 11:30 o'clock at the home of his son, Selden BROWN, 1229 South Pontiac street, this city. The deceased had been in ill health for the past two months, suffering from complications inherent with advanced years. Mr. Brown had been a resident of this city for a little over three years, making his home with his son.
The deceased, who was the son of Jesse and Philura (TIFFANY) BROWN, was born in Michigan, on September 22, 1851. In the year of 1877 he was united in marriage to Emma A. BROWN, the ceremony being pronounced in Wayne county, New York. Mr. Brown resided in Wayne county, New York for the major portion of his life where he followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of the Order of the Grange of New York state.
The survivors are two sons, Clifford BROWN, of Ontario, New York; Attorney Selden J. BROWN, of this city; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, Jesse, preceded his father in death.
Short funeral services conducted by Rev. B. G. FIELD, of the First Baptist church were held at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The regular funeral services will be held in Wayne County, New York, on Saturday afternoon and interment will be made in New York state.

George ELY, 68, former resident of Argos, passed away Thursday morning at his home in St. Clair, Mich. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Ely had been in ill health for the past eight years. He had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Mr. Ely was born on a farm near Talma, and the early years of his life were spent in the vicinity of Newcastle township, Lucerne and Argos. During his residency in Argos he was

engaged in the hotel business. He left Argos about eight years ago, removing to St. Clair, Mich.
The survivors are the widow, of St. Clair, Mich.; two sons, Russel [ELY] and Byron [ELY], of Detroit; a sister, Mrs. Fora BUGBEE, of Logansport, and two brothers, Charles [ELY] and Elmer ELY, of Argos.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Ely home in St. Clair, on Saturday and burial will be made in the cemetery in that city. A number of Argos relatives and friends will attend the services, it was stated.

Funeral services for the late Lewis Clay SHEETS, chief of police, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the First Baptist church with Rev. B. G. FIELD in charge, assisted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL. The Odd Fellows Lodge will be in charge of the graveside service in the Mt. Zion cemetery. The City Hall is to be closed during the hour of the funeral.

The body of Mrs. Catherine BRACKETT, a life long resident of this city who died Wednesday in Winter Haven, Fla., will be returned here for burial, relatives stated today. The funeral arrangements cannot be completed until further word is received from Florida.
The deceased was born in Osgood, Ind., and was the daughter of William and Mary BECRAFT. The Becraft family moved to Fulton county when the deceased was very young, since which time she has continued to live in this community.
Mrs. Brackett had been in ill health for several months and went to Florida in November. Her death was due to pneumonia which followed an attack of influenza. She had been bedfast however only since Saturday.
Mrs. Brackett was prominent in church and social activities in Rochester. She had been a member of the Grace Methodist Episcopal church since childhood.
Mrs. Brackett was twice widowed. Her first husband was Dr. J. N. RANNELLS, who died in 1913, and the second was Lyman M. BRACKETT, who passed away in 1928.
Survivors ar three sisters, Mrs. Martha NORRIS, South Bend, Mrs. William BRUBAKER and Mrs. John FULTZ of this city; and a number of nieces and nephews including Mrs. Claude GEYER, South Bend, and Mrs. Frank KEESEY of this city, who made their home with her for a number of years.

Mrs. Robert HILL has received a telegram from Springfield, Ohio telling of the death of Mary (FOX) FLEMING, who died Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. of streptococcus vieridans. She leaves her husband, 4 year old son, Jamie [FLEMING], a mother and father and a brother Albert FOX of Lafayette. She lived near Gilead 5 years and in Akron 2 years during her school life.

Friday, March 12, 1937

Mrs. John [Emma M. TRANBARGER] RICHARDSON, aged 67, who resided on a farm three-quarters of a mile northeast of Athens, died in the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis at 9:35 o'clock Wednesday night. Death followed a major operation. The deceased had been in ill health for several months and confined to the hospital for two weeks.
Mrs. Richardson was born at Forest in Clinton county on January 21, 1870. Her parents were Alfred and Martha TRANBARGER. In a ceremony which was performed February 25, 1893 in Hamilton county she was married to John RICHARDSON.
The Richardson family moved to Fulton county from Hamilton county 21 years ago. In her childhood she united with the Christian church at Forest and later transferred her membership to the Methodist church at White Chapel near Carmel in Hamilton county.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Bessie KIRK, Carmel, and Mrs. Martha BRYANT, South Bend; two sons Talfred RICHARDSON, Athens and Clinton RICHARDSON at home; two brothers, C. B. TRANBARGER, Dayton, Ohio and D. W. TRANBARGER, Rochester; two half-brothers, F. G. TRANBARGER, Washington, D.C., and Dale TRANBARGER, Seattle, Washington and eleven grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Saints Church or White Church at Athens at 1 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Athens.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Catherine BRACKETT, who died at Winter Haven, Florida, will be held at the Methodist church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the mausoleum. Rev. T. L. STOVALL will officiate. The body will lie in state at the Val Zimmerman funeral home, 611 Main street between the hours of 10 and 1 o'clock on Saturday, where all friends may view the remains.

Saturday, March 13, 1937

Leander D. GEIGER, 85, life long resident of Marshall county, succumbed Friday afternoon at his home near Tippecanoe, Ind. Death resulted from complications inherent with advanced years following an illness of several months.
Mr. Geiger was born at Curve Lake, Ind., on July 23rd, 1851. On March 13th, 1885 he was united in marriage to Ellen MATHENY. Mrs. Geiger passed away on July 27th, 1927. The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Florence ECKHART, of Elkhart; three sons, Elmer [GEIGER], of Richmond; Lester [GEIGER] of Elkhart, and Paul [GEIGER] at home, and a sister, Mrs. F. M. MATHENY, of Wauchula, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Tippecanoe Methodist Protestant church, with Rev. BURGESS, officiating. Interment will be made in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Funeral services for Lewis Clay SHEETS, aged 65, Rochester chief of police and former county sheriff and United States marshal from the northern district, were held from the First Baptist church at 2 p.m. Friday.
Rev. Benjamin FIELD, pastor of the church officiated assisted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL, pastor of the Grace Methodist church. The graveside service in the Mt. Zion cemetery was in charge of the Odd Fellows lodge.
The auditorium of the church was filled to its capacity with relatives and friends of the deceased. Many beautiful floral tributes had been sent. The offices in the City Hall were closed and the city's official family attended in a body. Offices in the Court House were closed during the hour of the funeral.
Delegations of officers from surrounding cities attended the service as did a number of state excise policemen and a detail of state police. Mr. Sheets died Monday night following a yeart attack.

Mrs. Mary Emma [QUICK] McCARTER, aged 76 years, passed away at her home west of Macy, Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Death was attributed to complications. Although Mrs. McCarter had been in ill health for the past several years her condition had not been regarded as extremely grave until the last three or four weeks. Mrs. McCarter had many friends in both Miami and Fulton counties.
The deceased who was the daughter of Philo and Hannah (THOMAS) QUICK was born in Whitley county, Indiana, on December 21st, 1860. In the year of 1878 she was united in marriage to Edgar McCARTER. Her husband preceded her in death in June of 1926.
The survivors are three sons, Harry McCARTER, of Fulton; Alvah [McCARTER] and Frank McCARTER, of Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Daisy WASHINGTON, of Macy, and Pearl McCARTER, at home; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Harvey SCHOENDELMAYER, will be conducted at the Macy Christian church, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy.

Monday, March 15, 1937

Mrs. Kathryn REED, aged 68, died at her home, 116 West Third street, at 6 a.m. Sunday from a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The deceased had been in poor health for several months.
The deceased was born January 10, 1869 on a farm one mile north of Fulton, but had been a resident of Rochester for 50 years, coming here from Fulton. Her parents were Jacob and Caroline THOMMEN.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city October 2, 1888, she was married to the late Charles REED, who died November 22, 1936. Mrs. Reed was a member of the Grace Methodist church and of the Women's Benefit association.
Survivors are a son, Alvin C. REED, who is the Rochester assistant fire chief; two daughters, Mrs. Edith FRED and Mrs. Mabel NEHER, both of this city; brother, John THOMMEN, Medora, North Dakota, and eleven grandchildren. Two sons and a daughter preceded their mother in death.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Reed home on West Third street with Rev. T. L. STOVALL officiating, assisted by the W. B. A. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Hannah [DAWALT] FISHLEY, aged 58, died at her home southeast of Macy at 9:45 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of 18 months due to carcinoma.
The deceased was born December 6, 1878 on a farm in Jefferson township, Miami county. Her parents were Samuel and Sarah ZARTMAN DAWALT. She was a member of the Christian church at Macy. She was married April 16, 1905 to William Henry FISHLEY in a ceremony which was performed in this city.
Survivors are the husband; son, Henry FISHLEY, Peru; daughter, Mrs. Harriet KERCHER, Akron; three brothers, Ben [DAWALT] and Lyman [DAWALT] of near Fulton and John [DAWALT], of near Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Byrd EBER of near Rochester and Mrs. Viola COFFING, Fulton, and one grandchild.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Christian church in Macy with the Rev. Harvey SCHONDELMAYER, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos for Wilbur Hal [ARCHAMBEAULT], four weeks old son of Melvin and Pauline ARCHAMBEAULT, who died at 12:30 o'clock Saturday night in the Kelly Hospital in Argos. Death was caused by dropsy.
The child was born February 15, 1937 and is survived by his parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar WOODWARD and Mr. and Mrs. O. J. ARCHAMBEAULT and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie CARPENTER, all of Argos.
The funeral services were in charge of Rev. A. N. THOMAS, Pastor of the Argos Christian church. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence 1223 South Main street for Mrs. R. P. TRUE, aged 75, who died at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from a cerebral hemmorhage which she suffered on March 8. Services were in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The deceased was a life long resident of Rochester. She was born in this city on March 29, 1861. Her parents were Asa and Isabelle MITCHELL, who were pioneer residents of Rochester. Her maiden name was Estella Josephine MITCHELL.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on October 27, 1887 she was married to R. P. TRUE who is better known by his many friends as Nobby TRUE. Mr. True operated a cafe and bakery in Rochester for many years.
Mrs. True was prominent in social and church activities in this city during her entire life-time. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church. Mrs. True took parts in many home talent shows in this city. She leaves a wide circle of friends to mourn her departure.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. E. Cooper ZARING, Indianapolis and Mrs. John BARRETT of this city; brother, Charles MITCHELL of Rochester; grandson Billy ZARING and granddaughter Peggy Lou BARRETT, and a number of nephews and nieces.

Winamac, Ind., Mar. 15. -- Chris MASTER, 63, died early Saturday morning at his farm home near Lawton from a heart attack. His life was spent in this community, being born December 30, 1874, near Bruce Lake.
Surviving are the widow and three sons, Roy [MASTER], of Harrison township, Floyd [MASTER] and Earl [MASTER], at home; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. MYERS and Miss Polly MASTER, of Lake Bruce, and two brothers, Jonathan [MASTER], of California, and Lynn [MASTER], of Kewanna.
Funeral will be at the residence at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. HANDSCHU, of Kokomo, officiating; interment in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Tuesday, March 16, 1937

Peru, Ind., Mar. 16. -- Joseph FRY, 75, residing six miles southwest of Roann, died at the Wabash county hospital at 5 o'clock this morning of euremic poisoning. He was taken to the hospital Sunday for observation. Mr. Fry had never married. He is survived by one brother, Eli [FRY], of near Roann.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from the Center Chapel church with the Rev. George SWIHART officiating. Burial will be in the Huff cemetery.

Wednesday, March 17, 1937

Tully [MASTELLAR] and Clarence MASTELLAR received word this morning of the death of their brother, Herbert MASTELLAR, aged 89, which occurred last night at the home of his daughter in Elkhart. Death was due to complications incident to old age. For many years the deceased was a traveling salesman for a book concern. He left this city 35 years ago. He was a resident of Hmmond for a number of years. Survivors are a daughter, two sons, and two brothers.

John Elmer YODER, well known farmer residing northeast of Macy, dropped dead at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon when he suffered a heart attack. Mr. Yoder had just driven into his barn with a load of straw when he was stricken and plunged headlong off the front of the wagon, alighting behind his team of horses. John A. SAVAGE, who was with Mr. Yoder at the time pulled the stricken man from beneath the wagon only to find that he had expired.
Although Mr. Yoder had been in declining health for the past two years, as result of a leg fracture he suffered when he was struck by a falling tree, he had never suffered a heart attack and his death came as a most severe shock to his many friends in that community.
Mr. Yoder was born at Denver, Ind., on June 6th, 1874, son of Benjamin and Sarah (DAWALT) YODER. He had resided in the vicinity of Macy for the past 16 years, where he followed the occupation of farming. On December 28th, 1892 he was united in marriage to Mary Belle YIKE, the ceremony being solemnized at Fulton, Ind. The deceased was affiliated with the Methodist church, of Macy.
The survivors are the widow; a son Roy YODER, of Hammond, Ind.; a daughter Mrs. Orpha SOUTHERTON, of Akron; two grandsons, John Frederick HOFFMAN, of Rochester; and Glen SOUTHERTON, of Akron; two brothers, Benjamin YODER of Peru, and George YODER, of Burlington Iowa, and a sister, Mrs. Belle KEPLER, of Rochester. A daughter, Mrs. George E. HOFFMAN, of Rochester, preceded in death 13 years ago.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Ernest LUTES, will be held Thursday afternoon at the Macy Methodist church. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

Mrs. Simon BAILEY has been called to Indianapolis by the death of her cousin Paul WILSON. He died in Roachdale yesterday and funeral services will be held in Indianapolis Thursday. Mr. Wilson had a number of friends in this city.

Thursday, March 18, 1937

Culver, Ind., Mar. 18. -- Funeral services for John P. WALTER, who died Tuesday night in an Indianapolis hospital, will be held Friday morning at St. Ann's Catholic church in Monterey with burial in Culver Masonic cemetery.
Mr. Walter who came to Culver from Chicago thirty years ago, was well known in business circles in northern Indiana as a hotel man and banker. For many years he owned and operated the Palmer House at Lake Maxinkuckee and more recently was interested in the Hotel Jefferson in South Bend. He was one of the original directors of the State Exchange Bank of Culver and was vice-president from 1918 to 1933. Failing health forced him to retire from business four years ago. Surviving are the widow and one daughter.

William PARKS, aged 57, of Royal Centre, died in the Woodlawn hospital Thursday morning. He had been brought to the hospital several days ago for observation. The body has been returned to Royal Centre.

Thomas E. BOWEN, aged 89, one of the last three members of the McClung Grand Army Post of this city, died at 8 o'clock Thursday morning at his home 412 West Eighth Street from a heart attack. The aged man had been up only a short time when he was stricken. He had been ill for the past week with a cold but his death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was born in New York City on November 1, 1847 and was the son of Thomas and Mary BOWEN. His parents were employed on sailing vessels which plied between the United States and Europe. They were drowned when their sailing vessel sank during a storm on the Atlantic ocean.
Mr. Bowen was placed in an orphanage in New York City when quite young and was later bound out to a farmer who resided in southern Illinois. Mr. Bowen, fired by stories told by wounded veterans returning from the Civil war, ran away when he was 14 years of age and joined the Northern forces.
Mr. Bowen's bondsman on two different occasions forced army officers to release him because of his age, but on his third enlistment, when only 15 years of age, the bondsman permitted him to remain in the army.
He took part in many of the major engagements of the war, was wounded twice and marched with Sherman to the Sea. Following the war, Mr. Bowen went to Dubuque where he was a tanner. Later he was engaged as a carpenter.
In a ceremony which was performed in Dubuque, Iowa on January 7, 1875 the deceased was united in marriage with Elizabeth BURNER. The aged couple celebrated their sixty-second wedding anniversary at their home in this city in January.
Mr. Bowen was proud of the fact that 497 members of his family took part in the Revolutionary war with the American forces. In addition to being a member of the G.A.R. the deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Mr. Bowen was the father of eight children, two of whom died in infancy. Those living are Charles BOWEN, Plymouth; Mrs. A. HOWER, Rochester; Mrs. L. SCHNEIDER of Mt. Kisco, New York; George BOWEN, at home; Mrs. J. DAWSON of this city, and Mrs. V. WHEATON, Chicago. He has seven grandchildren, Mrs. Viola SMITH, Mrs. Lucille SHORTE, Oren DAWSON, who is in Hayford, Calif., Charles E. BOWEN, of Plymouth, Miss Viola Ruthie BOWEN, of Plymouth, Harry William DAWSON, of Rochester, and one great-grandchild.
The funeral arrangements will not be completed until word is received from relatives living at distant points.

Friday, March 19, 1937

Mrs. Laura [FOGLESONG] SHAFER, aged 76, for many years a resident of this city died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert MAURER in South Bend Thursday evening. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of two years.
The deceased was born on a farm near Lucerne and was the daughter of John and Elizabeth FOGLESONG. She had lived in Rochester and Kewanna all of her life except for several years spent in Chicago. For a number of years Mrs. Shafer lived on West Eighth Street in her home just west of the Carnegie Library.
She was married to John SHAFER, who preceded his wife in death. Mrs. Shafer was an active member of the Grace Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge and Victoria Reading Circle.
Survivors are the adopted daughter, Mrs. MAURER; sister, Mrs. Rhoda PFEIFFER, Evanston, Ill.; brother, Frank FOGLESONG, Missouri and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral services will be held from the Grace Methodist church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning with Rev. T. L. STOVALL, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Kewanna.

William A. PARKS, aged 57, who resided on a farm seven miles southwest of Kewanna in Wayne township died in the Woodlawn hospital Thursday morning following an illness of nineteen days caused by pneumonia.
He was born in Piqua, Ohio, later lived in Illinois and came to Fulton county seven years ago from Joliet, Ill. He was a plumber by trade.
Surviving are the widow, a daughter, Marilyn [PARKS], at home, and two brothers, Ralph [PARKS] of Chicago and Peter [PARKS] of Texas.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and will remain there until the hour of the funeral.
Services will be held at the West Union Methodist church near the home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. O. F. BRIGLER in charge.
Burial will be made at Winamac.

Funeral services for the late Thomas E. BOWEN, aged 89, Civil war veteran, who died suddenly at his home, 412 West Eighth Street Thursday morning after he suffered a heart attack will be held from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth Street at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The aged soldier will be accorded a military burial by the local posts of the American Legion and Spanish-American war veterans. Burial will be made in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Mr. Bowen enlisted in the Civil war when he was but fifteen years of age after he had made two unsuccessful attempts previously to serve in the northern forces but being rejected because of his age.
Mr. Bowen was a private in Company A of the 28th Illinois Infantry and took part in many of the principal battles of the last two years of the Civil war and marched with Sherman to the Sea.

Albert Ray KENDALL, aged 12, a pupil in the fifth grade of the Argos public schools, died at 6 o'clock, Friday morning at the home of his parents in Argos after a few days illness due to pneumonia.
The deceased was born in Dayton, Mich., March 8, 1925 and was the son of Joseph and Bessie KENDALL. The Kendall family has resided in Argos for ten years moving there from Dayton, Mich.
Survivors are the parents; sister, Josephine Gladys [KENDALL], at home; and two brothers, William Henry [KENDALL], at home, and Clifford James [KENDALL], who is a midshipman in the U. S. Navy and is stationed at San Diego, Cal.
The funeral services will be held from the Grossman Funeral Parlor in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. A. M. THOMAS in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.
The body will lie in state at the Grossman Funeral Parlor until the hour of the funeral where friends may pay their respects.

Livingston Kaple WISEMAN, 77 years of age, well known Culver resident for 70 years, died in his home in Culver at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday evening from pneumonia. He was ill only one day.
Mr. Wiseman was born in Ohio and moved to Culver when only 7 years of age. For the past 14 years he had been employed as custodian of the Culver public library. He was a member of the Methodist church and a charter member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Surviving are his widow, Eva B. WISEMAN; three sons, Clyde C. [WISEMAN] of Kansas City; Lon C. [WISEMAN], and Walter S. [WISEMAN] of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Miss Jessa BEHMER, of Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. Hannah WOOD, of Lawrence, Ind., and Mrs. Rose WISEMAN, widow of Dr. WISEMAN, a sister-in-law. Two grandchildren also survive.
Funeral sservices were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Methodist church in Culver, the Rev. Richard PENGILLY officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday Funeral Home.

Saturday, March 20, 1937

Miss Eva Elizabeth [HAWKS] FEISER, aged 66, of Tippecanoe and former resident of the Talma neighborhood, died at 11:10 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold BENTLEY in Elkhart. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of three months. Mrs. Feiser had been at her daughter's home since Christmas.
The deceased was born on a farm near Culver on July 6, 1870 and was the daughter of Franklin and Harriett HAWKS. She was the widow of the late Paul FEISER who died thirteen years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Feiser lived for many years on a farm near Talma. Six years ago she moved to Tippecanoe to reside. Mrs. Feiser was a member of the Christian Church at Talma.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. BENTLEY; Miss Mary FEISER, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Nellie HARTRUP, South Bend, and Mrs. Hattie COOK, Akron; three sons, Rollie FEISER, Knox; John [FEISER] and Leander FEISER, South Bend; two brothers; sister; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren church in Tippecanoe at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Burr Oak.

Peru, Mar. 20. -- Death caused by a heart attack as he attended a meeting of Peru barber shop owners Friday night ended the career of Milo SHEPLER, 64, widely known local business man and famous as a promoter of the Peru Greys and the Muncie Greys, baseball teams which flourished from 1910 to 1924.
Mr. Shepler, born in Peru September 18, 1872, the son of David and Amelia BRANDT SHEPLER, passed away in the automobile of Dr. C. R. HERD, as the physician, called to attend the stricken man was taking him to Dukes Memorial hospital.
Mr. Shepler, part owner of the Shepler and Parks barber shop, 17 South Broadway, was well known to rural Miami county residents as the grandson of Rev. Abraham SHEPLER, pioneer Brethren minister of the county.
He had operated his shop at the same address for 43 years. Among baseball players familiar in major league play who were proteges of Mr. Shepler is Vic ALDRIDGE, national league pitcher who started with the Peru Greys.
Surviving the deceased, who was a charter member of the local Elks club, are his wife, Cora HUMPHREYS SHEPLER, whom he married October 2, 1893, a son, William [SHEPLER] of near Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy LANDIS and Miss Bernice SHEPLER, both of Peru, and a sister, Mrs. Ida DANCEY of Peru.

Monday, March 22, 1937

Bert NEWELL, aged 42, Mentone, a veteral of the World War, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 4:15 o'clock Sunday morning following an illness of one week due to pneumonia.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county on June 30, 1894 and was the son of Alvin and Elizabeth NEWELL. For many years he was employed as an operator of a poultry farm at Mentone.
One year ago he withdrew from the poultry business because of his health and accepted a position as a school bus driver from the Mentone grade building.
Mr. Newell was sent to Camp Custer, Michigan after his enlistment in the World War. He contracted pneumonia and was in the base hospital at the camp for eight months before his discharge. He was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors are two brothers, Jess NEWELL, of Mentone, and George NEWELL, Rochester, and seven [?] sisters, Mrs. Lawrence BRIGHT, Rochester; Mrs. Eugene HUNTER, Bluffton; Mrs. James HUBBARD, Tiosa; Mrs. Elias McINTYRE, Tippecanoe; Mrs. John TERRY, Warsaw and Mrs. Ike JEFFERIES, Mentone.
The funeral services will be held from the Young Funeral Home in Mentone at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery northeast of this city.

Tuesday, March 23, 1937

Mrs. Hugh ORT, aged 68, died in Wabash, Monday afternoon after a long illness due to complications. She was an aunt of Darius JENKINS, Macy, and a sister of the late Mrs. Margaret JENKINS of Macy, who was killed several years ago when she was struck by a train. Two brothers and sisters survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at Wabash.

Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth [ZENCILLE] AMBLER, aged 84, for many years a resident of Macy, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde OGDEN in Chicago, Monday morning. Death followed a short illness due to complications.
The deceased was born at Battle Ground near Lafayette on February 20, 1853 and was the daughter of Henry and Abigail ZENCILLE. Her husband was James F. AMBLER.
Mr. and Mrs. Ambler were residents of Macy for 33 years. Following the death of her husband two years ago, Mrs. Ambler has been making her home with her children. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Macy.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. OGDEN and Mrs. Nora KENNEDY, Frankfort; three sons, Charles AMBLER, of this city; Frank AMBLER, Hammond, and Leo AMBLER, of Plymouth; brother, C. W. ZENCILLE, Lafayette; sister, Mrs. Eva LAND, Otterbein; 17 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning from the home of the son, Charles Ambler, 229 West Ninth Street, with the Rev. Ernest LUTES, pastor of the Macy Methodist Church in charge. Burial will be made at Star City.

Joe MESSMAN has been called to Rensselaer by the death of his mother who passed away Saturday night. Funeral services will be held from the St. Joseph Catholic church in Rensselaer, Wednesday morning. Mr. Messman had been at his mother's bedside since Friday.

IN MEMORIAM. -- The last rites for [Thomas E. BOWEN] a veteran of the Civil war, and a member of the McClung Post G.A.R. were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Foster undertaking parlors under the auspices of the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion, assisted by the Albert H. Skinner camp of the Spanish war veterans.
The services were conducted by Rev. B. G. FIELD, pastor of the First Baptist church, who eulogized the virtues and heroic deeds of the deceased, not only of the Civil war but also of the long reconstruction period which followed.
The music for the occasion was furnished by the Rev. Mrs. Pauline BROADWELL, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary assisted by Mrs. Pearl ANTROBUS, both of Mishawaka, Ind.
After the service at the Foster parlors in West 6th street, the cortege formed with the U. S. Flag and Legion banner at the head, then the Legion itself. Following the Legion came Master Earl LONG, a young officer of a military school in Chicago, who is a grand nephew of the G.A.R. veteran.
Comrade Long was in the full uniform that he wore at the school. Next came the Albert S. Skinner camp of the Spanish war veterans, who acted as honorary pall bearers and marched directly in front of the hearse and the Legion pall bearers marching beside it.
The cortege moved in solemn procession to the Odd Fellows cemetery where the final rites were held. All the veterans formed a hollow square about the grave while the Legion chaplain recited the last eulogy. The Legion squad then fired the final salute of three volleys, after which the Spanish war veterans stepped forward and removed the flag which covered the casket and carefully folding it presented it to Mr. George BOWEN, son of Comrade BOWEN.
The Legion's bugler sounded taps as the casket was lowered to its final resting place. The benediction was pronounced for the assembly by Rev. B. G. FIELD.

Wednesday, March 24, 1937

L. D. UNDERHILL, aged 68, a prominent resident of Silver Lake, succumbed late Monday night at his home in Silver Lake. Death followed an illness of about two months.
The deceased was born on August 9, 1868. He operated an elevator in Silver Lake for about twenty years. For the past sixteen years he had been engaged as an onion buyer for his son-in-law, Fred McKOWN, of Warsaw.
Surviving are the widow; three sons, Tony [UNDERHILL] and Deverle UNDERHILL, both of Silver Lake, and Pierre UNDERHILL, of Warsaw; three daughters, Mrs. Lucy McKOWN, of Warsaw, and Mrs. Phyllis GLANCY and Mrs. Georgia BELL, both of Convoy, O.; and one brother, John UNDERHILL, of rural route 1, Mentone.
The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the U.B. Church in Silver Lake. Burial will be made in the Silver Lake cemetery.

Mrs. Arley MORRIS has received word of the death of Dale JACKSON, ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold JACKSON, Wilkes Barre, Pa., which occurred at his home Monday. Death was due to rheumatic fever and followed a short illness. He was an only child. Mr. Jackson was employed as a draftsman at the Rochester Bridge Factory for a number of years and it was while he was so employed that the Jackson family were residents of this city.

Mrs. Miner [H.] [Myrtle B. DAWSON] MOLLENHOUR, 52, lifelong resident of Mentone, Ind., and vicinity, passed away at her home Tuesday evening. Death resulted from apoplexy. Mrs. Mollenhour had been in ill health for the past 18 months.

The deceased, who was the daughter of Roe and Minerva DAWSON, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and Kosciusko counties. She was a member of the Mentone Methodist church. The survivors are the husband, two children, Kenneth [MOLLENHOUR], at home, and Mrs. Lena EATON, of near Talma, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at Mentone on Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Mexico, Mar. 24. -- Mrs. Laura [ZOOK] LoGUIRE, 73, died at her home here at 8:40 o'clock Tuesday morning of pneumonia.
Surviving the deceased, a life-long resident of the village and who was born in Wabash county February 2, 1864, are the husband, Simon LoGUIRE, to whom she was married in 1883; two daughters, Mrs. Clara ROBBINS, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Edith RICHARDSON, of near here; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services for the deceased, who was a daughter of John and Louisa ZOOK, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Mexico Church of the Brethren, of which she had been a member since she was 19 years old. The Rev. Frank FISHER, assisted by Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH, will officiate; interment in Greenlawn. Wayne Ladd funeral home at Bunker Hill in charge.

Thursday, March 25, 1937

James Freemont YOUNG, aged 80, died at his home in Goshen at 9 o'clock Wednesday night. Death was due to a heart affliction and followed an illness of one month.
The deceased had a number of friends in Rochester and at one time lived here when his sons, Glen and Harry Young were in business in this city.
Mr. Young was born in Benton, Ind. He was engaged in the lumber business in Goshen for a number of years, retiring fifteen years ago.
Survivors are the widow; four children, Glen YOUNG, Goshen; Harry YOUNG, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Truman BRAINARD, Goshen; Mrs. H. B. PEARSON, New York, N.Y.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Goshen with a minister of the Methodist church officiating.
Interment will be made in the Rochester Mausoleum about 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Friday, March 26, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. George METZGER, son and daughter, who reside on a farm three-quarters of a mile west of the Kentucky Stock Farm on the river road, northwest of the city, returned yesterday from Aurora, Ill., where they attended the funeral of their son and brother, Paul METZGER, aged 23.
Mr. Metzger died in a hospital in Aurora, Ill., Sunday from injuries which he received last Friday when he drove his car into the side of a moving train at a crossing near Aurora. His vision of the crossing was obscured by a snow storm which was raging.
The young man was taken to a hospital in Aurora following the accident. It was found that he had suffered a fracture of the skull, broken arm, and internal injuries. He never regained consciousness after the accident.

Mr. Metzger was reared on a farm north of this city and graduated from the Richland Center high school. He had lived in Aurora for the past two years where he was employed by a gasoline distributor.
Survivors are the parents, brother and sister. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Aurora with burial there.

Milton Andrew FELTS, 70, life long resident of Fulton county passed away at his home 715 Madison street, this city at 11:40 o'clock Friday morning. Death was attributed [to] complications. Although Mr. Felts had been in failing health for the past year, his condition had not been regarded as critical until the past two weeks. The deceased had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Milton Andrew, son of Lambert and Rachel (HALL) FELTS was born on a farm in Richland Township on March 24th, 1867. For a number of years he operated a general store at Tiosa and later removed to Rochester where he was engaged in business for over 25 years. At the time of his demise he and his brother Charles operated the FELTS BROS. cigar store, in this city. Mr. Felts was a member of the Eagles lodge.
The survivors are two brothers John FELTS and Charles FELTS, both of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 715 North Madison Street at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. B. G. FIELD officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mrs. L. Dick WALKER, aged 64, died at her home in West Church street in Argos at 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death followed an illness due to complications which started in September. During the past week the deceased's condition was crtical.
Mrs. Walker was a life long resident of the Argos community. She was born on a farm near Argos on March 27, 1872 and was the daughter of John and Delcinia DAVIS.
In a ceremony which was performed at Argos on September 6, 1894 she was married to Mr. Walker. Mrs. Walker was a member of the Methodist church, Eastern Star and Monday club of Argos.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Marie WAGONER and Miss Margaret WALKER, both of Ft. Wayne; two sons, Frank WALKER, Ft. Wayne and Wayne WALKER, of Los Angeles, Cal.; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie ZUMBAUGH, Argos; Mrs. Nennie DeSELEMS, LaPorte; Mrs. Alice BABER and Mrs. Elizabeth BRANDENBURG, of Mishawaka and one brother, Frank DAVIS, LaPorte.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Richard CROWDER officiating. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The body was moved to the Cecil Umbaugh Funeral Home at Argos to be prepared for burial and will be returned to the Walker home this afternoon.

Zack TERRELL, one of the owners of the COLE BROTHERS Circus, received a letter this morning, which was very much like receiving word from the dead.
The author of the letter was Frank VINNEY, St. Louis, Mo., one of the twenty persons, who were killed in the bus wreck at Salem, Ill., Wednesday, when a troupe of professional roller skaters were being transported from St. Louis to Cincinnati.
Vinney for the past two summers has been in charge of the custard machine concession for the Cole Brothers Circus.
In his letter, which was mailed Wednesday in a small Illinois town, where the bus had made a stop, Mr. Vinney stated that he was going to remain with the roller skating troupe in Cincinnati during their visit in that city and then come to Rochester. While with the roller skaters, Mr. Vinney operated a concession stand.
In his letter, Mr. Vinney stated he would come here late in April to get his custard machine in readiness for the circus road season.

Saturday, March 27, 1937

Thurle LITTLE, aged 51, North Manchester, died at his home there Thursday night after a two year illness due to tuberculosis.
The deceased was a traveling salesman for a clothing firm and was well known in this city. He is a brother of Wayne LITTLE of this city.
Mr. Little spent one year in a home at Lake Manitou in an effort to recover his health. Later he was a patient in the state sanitorium at Rockville.
The widow, parents, three brothers and a sister survive. Funeral services will be held in North Manchester Sunday afternoon.

Monday, March 29, 1937

W. D. LEAP, aged 81, a retired farmer, died Saturday evening at 10:45 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David KEENEY in Kewanna. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered the day previous.
The deceased was born in Boone county, Indiana on July 6, 1849 and was the son of Isaac and Matilda (HOLMES) LEAP. He had lived in the Kewanna community for thirty years moving there from Advance. He retired as a farmer five years ago and had been in ill health for the past year.
For a number of years while a resident of Advance, Mr. Leap conducted a general store. He was twice married. His first wife, Corlista FOSTER, whom he married in October 1879, died twenty-seven years ago and his second wife, Laura SMITH, whom he married in September 1912, died five years ago. Mr. Leap was a member of the Primitive Baptist church in Indianapolis.
Surviving are six children, Mrs. KEENEY, Normal [LEAP] and Loran [LEAP] of Kewanna; Mrs. Ora McDANIELS of Advance; Mrs. Ray KILE of St. Joseph, Mich., and Mrs. Dollie DULL of Monroe, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Albert LEAP, of Indianapolis.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist church in Kewanna at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Blake M. FRANKLIN, pastor of the church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Ora McDANIELS, of Advance. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Lloyd Wilbert FLETCHER, 39, passed away Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas FLETCHER, a mile east of Walnut. Death was caused by paralysis. The deceased had been in ill health for the past two years. Mr. Fletcher had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Lloyd Wilbert Fletcher was born on a farm in Fulton county on March 9th, 1898. He had been a resident of Fulton county all of his life with the exception of five years during which time he was engaged in business at Warsaw, Ind. On February 13th, 1918, he was united in wedlock to Bertha WYNN. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.

The survivors are his wife, a son, Lloyd [FLETCHER], Jr., two daughters, Frances May [FLETCHER] and Lorna [FLETCHER], all at home; his parents, and two sisters, Mrs. Lee ALDERFER, of Argos, and Mrs. Owen LOUGHMAN, of Garrett, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. SALMELZER, of Elkhart, were held at the Walnut Methodist Protestant church Monday, afternoon. Interment was made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon from the farm home, four miles northwest of Kewanna for Mrs. Catherine SCHIRM KREAMER, aged 63, wife of Edward KREAMER, who died at her home Saturday at 3:15 o'clock after a five months illness due to encephalitis.
Rev. Blake M. FRANKLIN, pastor of the Kewanna Baptist Church of which organization the deceased was a member, officiated. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery east of Kewanna.
The deceased was a life long resident of the Kewanna community. She was born on a farm north of that city on December 5, 1873 and was the daughter of Martin and and Elizabeth SCHIRM. She was married to Edward Kreamer in a ceremony which was performed in Kewanna on March 15, 1899.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Carl [KREAMER], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Emma STEVENS of Plymouth and Mrs. Sarah BROOKER and Mrs. Minnie EVANS of Kewanna, and four brothers, Samuel [SCHIRM], John [SCHIRM] and William SCHIRM of Kewanna and George SCHIRM of Rochester.

Tuesday, March 30, 1937

Friends in this city today received word of the death of Mrs. Douglas KINDIG, aged 65, a former resident of this city who died in Brookville, Fla., last Thursday.
Information received here stated that Mrs. Kindig died from a heart attack which she suffered a few hours before her death occurred. Interment was made in Brookville, Saturday.
Little information as to Mrs. Kindig's life could be obtained here today. She was born on a farm near Five Corners, south of this city in Road 31. Her maiden name was Myrtle ENYEART.
For many years, Mr. and Mrs. Kindig resided in the ROSS Homestead near the corner of Monroe and East Ninth streets. Her husband was a contractor.
Mr. and Mrs. Kindig went to Florida in November to spend the winter. They had been married for forty-four years. They had spent their entire married life in Rochester except for five years, when they lived in California.
Mrs. Kindig was a member of the Grace Methodist church. Survivors are the husband and two nieces who reside in Brookville, Fla.

Wednesday, March 31, 1937

John Silas SEBRING, aged 80, wealthy farmer who resided at the edge of Silver Lake, was found dead in the chicken house at the rear of his home late Tuesday afternoon by his son-in-law, John GREEN, Liberty Mills, when he went to call on the aged man, who lived alone.
Green made the discovery when he did not find Mr. Sebring in his home. Death was due to a heart attack and from the condition of his body the coroner stated that death probably had occurred Monday evening. Mr. Sebring had been under the care of a doctor for several years for a heart affliction.
The coroner's deduction that Sebring's death had occurred Monday night is given further credence by the fact that when the aged man's body was found, in one hand he was clutching a dipper which had contained cracked corn and in the other an egg.
The deceased had lived near Akron for a number of years, moving to Silver Lake four years ago. He was born on a farm near Akron on December 5, 1856 and was the son of Warren and Margaret SEBRING. His wife who was Sarah M. FUNK, preceded him in death fourteen years ago. Mr. Sebring was a member of the Log Bethel Church of God.
Survivors are a son, James SEBRING, Akron; five daughters, Mrs. Ella LLEWELLYN, Aberdeen, Wash.; Mrs. Rosa GREEN, Liberty Mills; Mrs. Emma STRONG, Akron; Mrs. Willodene WOLPERT and Mrs. Flossie FULTZ, North Manchester; 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Summe Funeral Home in Silver Lake at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made in the Franklin cemetery, northeast of Akron.

Thursday, April 1, 1937

Mrs. Hannah M. MENTZER, aged 79, succumbed at her home in Mentone on Tuesday morning following a four days illness due to apoplexy.
The deceased was born in Indiana and she spent practically all her lifetime in and around Mentone. She was married sixty-two years ago to Samuel S. Mentzer, Mentone groceryman. She was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband, Samuel S. MENTZER; two children, Mahlon MENTZER, of Mentone, and Mrs. Ersie COLE, of Mentone; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ben BLUE, and Mrs. Lizzie MORGAN, both of Mentone, and Mrs. HAWK, of South Bend, and one brother, Morgan SHATTO, who resides in the west.
The funeral services were held at the Mentone Baptist church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. YEAGER, pastor of the church officiated. Interment was made in the Mentone cemetery.

Marion F. MARRIOTT, aged 35, of 118 West Thirteenth street, filling station operator, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday from a heart attack. He was a patient in the hospital, where he was recovering from an appendectomy performed six days ago when he was stricken.
The deceased had lived in this vicinity since 1914, coming here from Monon. He had been employed by the Standard Oil Company for seventeen years, ten years as manager of the company's filling station at the junction of state roads 14, 25 and 31 at the south edge of Rochester. He was also employed in South Bend by the company.
Mr. Marriott was born in Rockwell City, Iowa on December 13, 1901. His parents were Frank L. and Minnie (COVERT) MARRIOTT. In a ceremony which was performed in February, 1921 at Coldwater, Mich., he was married to Rosa SAYLES.
Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Winifred [MARRIOTT], Margaret [MARRIOTT] and Doris [MARRIOTT], all at home; the parents, who reside on a farm northwest of the city; three brothers, Virgil MARRIOTT, South Bend; Archie [MARRIOTT] and Loren MARRIOTT, Gary and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie NAFE, South Bend and Mrs. Orpha BLACKETOR, Fulton.
The funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. T. L. STOVALL officiating. Burial will be made in the Oaklawn cemetery at Sturgis, Mich.

Saturday, April 3, 1937

Emery PROUTY passed away at his home in South Bend at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning, relatives in this city have been informed. The funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning from the Foster and Hayes Funeral in South Bend, followed by interment in the South Lawn cemetery at South Bend. The deceased was the step-father of Reuben CARR and Mrs. Mell HILL.

Mrs. Robert KRATHWOHL has received word of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah L. STONER, which occurred at her home in Prospect, Ohio, Friday evening. Mrs. Stoner had friends in this city which she made while on visits to Rochester. Funeral services will be held Monday at Eldorado, Ohio. Mrs. Krathwohl and her father Harry CASPER, city clerk, will attend.

Charles E. REDMON, aged 70, prominent dentist and business man of Peru, died suddenly at his home at 10:15 o'clock Friday night following a heart attack. Mr. Redmon was well known in this city. For a number of years he operated a basket factory at Akron which was a branch of his company at Peru.

Monday, April 5, 1937

Mrs. Elinora [OSBORN] MORGAN, aged 70, who resided at 304 North Michigan street, Argos, died at 8 o'clock Monday morning in the Kelley hospital in Argos after an illness of six months due to carcinoma of the stomach. Mrs. Morgan was taken to the hospital last Thursday and her condition had been serious for two weeks.
The deceased had lived in the Argos community all of her life. She was born on a farm north of Richland Center on April 17, 1866 and was the daughter of William and Elizabeth OSBORN.
Her husband, the late Frank MORGAN, who died five years ago owned the Argos Telephone Company. Mrs. Morgan and her family have operated the telephone exchange since that time. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church and the Eastern Star Lodge at Argos.
Survivors are a son, Carl MORGAN, Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Ray BERRY, Plymouth and Miss Flo MORGAN, who is a teacher in the schools at Newcastle, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Lora MILLER and Mrs. Mary THOMPSON, both of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the Argos Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. R. H. CROWDER, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The body has been moved to the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos, where it is being prepared for burial. It will be returned to the Morgan home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral services.

Relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Arthur GINN which occurred at her home in Clare, Michigan yesterday. The deceased was formerly Nettie BONHAM of the Burton neighborhood west of this city. Funeral services will be held at Clare, Tuesday with interment there.

Mrs. Cora [MONTAGUE] CHURCHILL, aged 75, died at her home in Akron at 8:20 o'clock Monday morning from complications which resulted from a fall which she suffered two years ago.
She had lived in Akron all of her life and was born in that city on March 28, 1862 and was the daughter of John and Margaret MONTAGUE.
In a ceremony which was performed in Akron twenty years ago she was married to Charles C. CHURCHILL. Mrs. Churchill was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are the husband; a son, Herman TIPP, by prior marriage; daughter, Mrs. Irene BLACK, Palestine; two step-sons, Clifford CHURCHILL, South Bend and Clarence CHURCHILL, Kalamazoo, Mich., and twelve grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning from the Church of God in Akron with Rev. Herman HEDGES officiating. Burial will be made in a cemetery at Plymouth.

Mrs. William [Lorinda] STAFFORD, of Argos, who passed away at the home of her daughter in Los Angeles, Cal., March 26, was returned to Argos Monday at 11:30 a.m.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home where services will be held Wednesday, April 7, with Rev. David VanVACTOR of the Advent church officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Stafford's husband died in 1931. She leaves to survive her three children: Mrs. MAINE of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. E. E. WILLESEY of Argos, and Clair STAFFORD of Kansas City, Mo.

Relatives in Akron received word of the death in La Habra, Cal. at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, March 30 of five year old Eleanor LUALLIN who died from burns which she received on Easter Sunday morning.
The little girl was in the basement to the Baptist church in La Habra dressing for an Easter program when her dress caught on fire when it touched a stove.
The terror stricken child ran from the basement to the auditorium of the church where her mother and other people were making the final preparations for the entertainment.
The flames were smothered in carpets, and the child was taken to a hospital at La Habra. In the accident Eleanor received second degree burns. The Luallin family are former residents of Akron.
Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Etta LUALLIN; brother and two aunts, Mrs. T. M. KINDER and Mrs. Reille GRAHAM, both of Akron. The father, Homer LUALLIN, died several years ago.
Burial was made in a cemetery at La Habra, Cal.

Mrs. Mary I. FIESER, a pioneer resident of this community passed away Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at her home, 312 West 9th street. Death resulted from complications inherent with advanced years. Mrs. Fieser had been bedfast for the past ten days. The deceased who had been a resident of Rochester all of her life, had a host of friends throughout the city and county.
Mary I. [REED], daughter of Martin and Nancy (GOLTRY) REED was born on a farm near the Kentucky stock farm on November 17th, 1856. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to John B. FIESER. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago.
The survivors are a son Edward L. FIESER, of this city, and a daughter, Mrs. Alice GUTHRIE, of Chicago.
Private funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel S. PERRY were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers' funeral home. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. Charles J. PETERSON, aged 73, who resided on a farm in Newcastle township, eight miles northeast of this city, died at 12:15 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Woodlawn hospital.
Death followed a major operation which was performed on March 26. She had been in ill health for the past year.
The obituary will be carried in detail in The News-Sentinel Tuesday.

James B. WAGNER, aged 80, retired farmer, died at 7 o'clock Saturday night at his farm home five miles northeast of Rochester on Rural Route 2. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed an illness of one day.
The deceased was a life long resident of the community where he died. He was born June 22, 1857 and was the son of Christian and Elizabeth (WAGONER) WAGNER. He had never married.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Kathryn EMMONS of this city and a number of nephews and nieces.
Funeral rites will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Tuesday, April 6, 1937

Herbert METZGER, aged 20, who was injured in an automobile accident near Naperville, Ill., early Monday morning which claimed the life of John PARMAN, 19, of Delphi, who was riding with him, was reported as having a fair chance to recover by attaches of St. Charles hospital in Aurora, Ill., where he was moved following the crash.
George METZGER, a farmer who lives northwest of this city in the River Road near the Kentucky Stock Farm, stated today when he returned from his son's bedside that the only thing which saved his son from death was because he was behind the driver's wheel.
Metzger and Parman were enroute to this city in a car driven by Metzger after spending the week end in Naperville with Metzger's mother, Mrs. Ethel WEESENBERG when the accident occurred. They had traveled but a mile and a half from the Weesenberg home when the crash took place.
In a heavy fog Metzger struck a cement abutment with sufficient force as to throw the Parman youth through the windshield of the car, his head striking the abutment. Parman died instantly from a broken neck.
Metzger after the wreck, which occurred thirty miles west of Chicago, crawled to a nearby farm house where he obtained help. It was found that Metzger had suffered possible internal injuries, cuts about the face and hands and a sprained back and sprained ankles.
A coroner's inquest in the fatal accident was held at Naperville today. The body of Parman was brought to this city in an ambulance last night from Naperville.
Funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth Street at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Melvidore BRINEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill Cemetery north of this city.

Little could be learned about Mr. Parman today. He with Metzler had been employed at the Kentucky Stock Farm for several weeks. In addition to his father, Parman is survived by several brothers and sisters, among them Mrs. Buss SMITH of this city.

John MOORE, aged 68, a retired farmer, died at 6:45 o'clock Monday evening at his home in East Rochester Street, Akron. Death was due to a heart attack. He had been bedfast for the past two weeks.
The deceased had resided in Fulton county all of his life. He was born on January 17, 1869 in Fulton county near Akron and was the son of Isaac and Sarah Jane (BOWEN) MOORE.
Mr. Moore was married to Ella MILLER in a ceremony which was performed on July 27, 1888. For many years Mr. Moore followed the occupation of farming and stock buying and had a wide acquaintance in Fulton county.
Survivors are the widow, brother Naaman MOORE, Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice SECORE, Akron, and Mrs. Minnie SHAKE, Chicago.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron Thursday afternoon with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating, assisted by Rev. Alva BARR of Gilead. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery southeast of Rochester.

Joseph METZGER, aged 70, died Sunday morning at his home located four miles east of Silver Lake. Death was caused by leakage of the heart, from which he had suffered for several weeks. His widow, Sara METZGER, survives. Dr. E. V. HERENDEEN of Silver Lake, is a nephew.
Other surviving relatives are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy YODER, Mrs. Alma MILLER, and Mrs. Elva KLINE, all of near Silver Lake, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Metzger residence with Rev. Hugh MILLER of the Eel River church officiating.
Interment was made in the East Eel river cemetery, five and one-half miles from Silver Lake.

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles [J.] [Katie MICKEY] PETERSON, aged 73, a resident of Newcastle township for many years, who died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 12:15 p.m. Monday, will be held from the Church of Christ in Mentone at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. J. S. JOHNS, Sullivan, a former pastor of the Mentone church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Sycamore cemetery in Newcastle township, five miles west of Mentone.
Mrs. Peterson had been in ill health for the past year and was taken to the hospital two weeks ago and underwent a major operation on March 26. She had lived in Fulton county during practically her entire lifetime.
The deceased was born near Silver Lake on December 13, 1864 and was the daughter of Daniel and Catherine MICKEY. When a small girl the Mickey family moved to Fulton county to reside.
In a ceremony which was performed in January 1885 the deceased was married to Charles PETERSON. For fourteen years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Peterson resided in Wayne township, later moving to Newcastle township, where they resided on a farm eight miles northeast of Rochester.
Mrs. Peterson was an active member of the Sycamore Chapel Church of Christ in Newcastle township for many years. Later when services became irregular at Sycamore she attended the Church of Christ at Mentone.
Survivors are the husband; six sons, Frank PETERSON, Long Beach, Cal.; Walter PETERSON, Indianapolis, and Ransford [PETERSON], Clarence [PETERSON], Joseph [PETERSON] and Boyd PETERSON, of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Jay LONG, Tiosa, and Miss Ruth PETERSON, Indianapolis; brother, Frank MICKEY, who lives on a farm northeast of this city and a sister, Mrs. Emma BENTON, Mentone.

Wednesday, April 7, 1937

Peter HALMER, 87-year-old agriculturist and one of the oldest citizens in Pulaski county, died at his home two and a half miles northwest of Monterey Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock after an illness of several weeks.
He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic church of Monterey and belonged to the parish Holy Name society.
Funeral services will be held at the church Friday morning at 9 o'clock with the Rev. Charles SEEBERGER of Kewanna officiating and burial will be made in the Monterey Catholic cemetery.
The body was taken to the Kennedy funeral home in Winamac but was returned to the residence at noon today.
Surviving is a daughter, Miss Anne HALMER, who lived with her father.

Thursday, April 8, 1937

Mrs. Leah BOYER aged 85, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William DEAMER who resides on a farm one mile east of Talma in Newcastle township at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Death was due to complications incident to old age. She had been in ill health for the past two weeks.
The family could not be reached today for an obituary but this will be carried in The News-Sentinel at a later date.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren church at Parkerton at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. Noah McCOY in charge.

Peru, Ind., April 8. -- Craig REDMON of Chicago, has been named executor of the will of his father, the late Dr. Charles E. REDMON, pominent Peru dentist, who died last week.
It is provided that the widow Mrs. Leola WEIGLE REDMON, is to be paid $50 a month until a total of $5,000 has been paid to her.
The balance of the estate is to be divided share and share alike among the children, J. Craig REDMON and Charles M. REDMON of Evanston, Ill., and Miss Mary Jean REDMON, of Chicago.
Personal property is estimated to be worth $1,000 and no real estate valuation is given.
The will was written September 4, 1935.

Friday, April 9, 1937

Mrs. Virginia Katherine WILSON, well known resident of Union township, passed away Thursday evening at 6:35 o'clock at her farm home three and a half miles northeast of Kewanna. Death resulted from paralysis following an illness of over three weeks' duration.

Mrs. Wilson had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of the county, in which vicinity she had resided for the past two score years.
Virginia Katherine [McKAY}, daughter of George and Hannah McKAY was born in Montgomery county, on September 23rd, 1870. In the year of 1889 she was united in wedlock to John W. WILSON, who preceded her in death ten years ago. On August 25th, 1930 she was married to Jasper WILSON, a brother of her deceased husband. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the United Brethren church of Prairie Grove.
The survivors are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Clara FITZ, of South Bend; five sons, James [WILSON], George [WILSON], Clifford [WILSON], all of Kewanna; Hobart [WILSON], of Plymouth, Ind., and Earl WILSON of Rochester. A grandson, Harold SHONK, whom she reared in her own home and 22 other grandchildren and 11 step-children also survive.
The funeral services in charge of Rev. ALWOOD, of Fulton, will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Prairie Grove United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Relatives in Newcastle township have received word of the death of Henry H. YEAZEL, aged 95, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oren MILLER in Etna Green, Wednesday evening. Death was due to complications incident to old age and dated from January 1.
The deceased was born on a farm in Newcastle township, February 14, 1845. He had lived in Etna Green, the greater portion of his life, where he was both a farmer and a day laborer.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. MILLER and three sons, Charles [YEAZEL], Jesse [YEAZEL] and Lafayette [YEAZEL], all of Etna Green.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian Church in Etna Green at 2:30 o'clock, Saturday afternoon followed by interment in the cemetery at Etna Green.

Loren J. YOCUM, aged 69, passed away at his home northwest of Mentone on Wednesday morning, death being due to apoplexy. He had been in failing health for about one year.
Mr. Yocum was born south of Burket and was well known in that vicinity. He was married 23 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie [M.] YOCUM; a daughter at home; three brothers, Joel YOCUM, of east of Silver Lake, Merl YOCUM, of Palestine and William YOCUM, of Atwood, and one sister, who resides in Florida.
The funeral was held at Summit Chapel at 2:30 p.m. on Friday with Rev. Noah McCOY officiating. Burial was made at Summit Chapel.

Saturday, April 10, 1937

Greencastle, Ind., April 10. -- Miss Mary Belle DENNY, 62 years old and employed for 13 years in the offices of DePauw university, died suddenly of heart disease while downtown here yesterday. She was associate editor of the Alumni magazine and was in charge of alumni records for the last ten years. She was graduated from DePauw in 1897 and taught in the high schools of Indianapolis and Rochester in Indiana, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Oregon, Ill. She also had taught at Stetson university in Florida.

Mrs. Joseph [Margaret A. WEIR] SHEARER, aged 63, died at her home in Argos at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon after a six years illness due to carcinoma. Her condition had been serious for the past year.
The deceased was born on a farm in Richland township on December 25, 1873 and was the daughter of James and Mary Jane WEIR.
In a ceremony which was performed at Benton Harbor, Michigan on March 3, 1911 she was married to Joseph SHEARER. For a number of years the deceased lived in Hammond moving to Argos to reside two years ago.
Survivors are the husband; five nephews, Harold [WEIR], Herman [WEIR] and Howard WEIR of this city; Harley NELLANS, Portland, Oregon and Dr. Chas. NELLANS, Atlanta, Ga. A brother, George WEIR and a sister, Mrs. Amanda NELLANS preceded their sister in death.
Funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Richland Center at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. A. L. THOMAS, Argos, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Richland Center.

Monday, April 12, 1937

Clyde V. NAFE, aged 75, a former resident of Rochester, died in a hospital in El Paso, Tex., on April 1, relatives in this city have been informed. Following is an obituary of Mr. Nafe which was carried in an El Paso newspaper.
Clyde V. Nafe, 75, 1218 Montana street, El Paso resident 30 years, and prominent in church and civic affairs, died at 11 a.m., April 1, at a local hospital.
A member of the board of deacons of the First Baptist church, Mr. Nafe had long been active in church work. He had been a Sunday School superintendent 50 years, both in Chicago, where he resided before coming to El Paso, and in El Paso, where he held the post 25 years until he resigned five years ago.
He was one of the organizers of the Y.M.C.A. and was a director of that organization, taking a very active part in its work. He also was one of the organizers of the El Paso Apartment House Owners' Association, of which he was a past president. Engaged in the real estate business he was a member of the El Paso Real Estate Board, and of the Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Nafe was born in Rochester, Ind., and was a graduate of the University of Michigan law school, class of 1889.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. May O. HAFE; a son, Paul O. NAFE, Boston, Mass.; and three brothers, Charles A. NAFE, Chicago, Ill.; Eugene P. NAFE, and Earl A. NAFE, both of Rochester, Ind.

Mrs. Mary L. KINGERY, aged 88, a former resident of the Metea neighborhood, south of Fulton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elsie BATTIN, Gold Hill, Oregon on April 7. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. BATTIN and Mrs. E. STUDEBAKER, who resides on a farm three miles south of Fulton and two sons, Jay KINGERY, Eugene, Oregon and Orland KINGERY, of Metea.
The body arrived in Logansport today and was taken to the home of Mrs. Studebaker. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Baptist Church at Metea with burial in the cemetery at Metea.

Mrs. Rebecca Catherine LANDIS, 79, died Friday morning, April 9, at 10:15 a.m., at the home of her son, John LANDIS, 114 River Ave., Mishawaka. She has lived with her son for the past two months.
Mrs. Landis was born in Tyner and had lived in the Culver community for 45 years. Ten years ago, because of poor health, she broke up her home to live with her children.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Garnet SNYDER of Canton, O.; Mrs. Bessie KOMM of Peshastin, Wash.; and Mrs. Jennie BROWN of Rochester; two sons, Charles LANDIS of Chicago and John LANDIS of Mishawaka.
Funeral services for Mrs. Landis were held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Poplar Grove church near Argos with Rev. Richard PENGILLY officiating. Burial was made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Charles YANKEE, aged 66, died Saturday afternoon at her farm home four miles southeast of Fulton after an illness of three weeks due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born on a farm in Pulaski county on March 23, 1871 and was the daughter of Emery and Mary VanATTA. She has lived in Liberty township for a number of years.
She is survived by her husband, Charles YANKEE; four daughters, Mrs. Grace MILLER, South Bend; Mrs. Nettie LUTZ, Logansport; Mrs. Pearl WISEMAN, Peru; Alberta YANKEE, at home; and five sons, Riley [YANKEE] and Jesse [YANKEE], of South Bend; Ray [YANKEE] of Twelve Mile; and Gale [YANKEE] and Gilbert [YANKEE], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl MUSSELMAN, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Myrtle DOUD, Milford, Ill.; and Mrs. Ada OAKLEY, Mishawaka; three brothers, Arney VanATTA, Fulton; Z. VanATTA, Rochester, and Joseph VanATTA, Twelve Mile and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 o'clock at Twelve Mile U.B. church, Rev. WILSON officiating; burial at Twelve Mile.

Mrs. Mel HILL, of this city, has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Fred CRAVEN, Sr., of South Bend. Mr. Craven, who was a barber, formerly was a resident of this city and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county. Death which occurred at the Epworth hospital in South Bend at 7 o'clock Monday morning, was attributed to complications.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Forrest Hayes Funeral home in South Bend. Rev. COLE of that city will officiate. Burial will be made in the Highland cemetery in South Bend.

Otto BRANDENBURG, aged 62, a former resident of this city and a brother of Benjamin Brandenburg, died in the Osteopathic Hospital in Chicago Thursday following an illness of one week due to heart trouble.
The deceased, who lived at 8235 St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, was born in Pitwood, Ill., on January 18, 1875 and was the son of Frank and Mary Jane BRANDENBURG.
Mr. Brandenburg was a commercial artist and was employed for many years by the Crescent Company of Chicago. The deceased owned a cottage at Lake Manitou and had spent his vacations here for the past 25 years.
His wife was Bessie CARPENTER of Watseka, Ill. Mr. Brandenburg was very active in the Englewood Christian Church on the south side of Chicago.
Survivors are the widow, son Dr. Frank C. BRANDENBURG, Chicago; and two brothers Frank BRANDENBURG of Chicago, and Benjamin BRANDENBURG.

The funeral services were held from the Englewood Christian church Sunday afternoon, with interment in the cemetery at Watseka, Ill.

Tuesday, April 13, 1937

Funeral services were held this afternoon for Mrs. Ernest MOST, aged 75, who died at her home northeast of Athens, Saturday night.
Mrs. Most had been in ill health for a number of years. Her maiden name was Sadie HAROLD. For many years she resided on a farm near Akron.
Survivors are a brother, Milo HAROLD, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Louisa GOOD and Mrs. Charley JONES.

A. E. MOGLE of Terre Haute, inspector of weights and measures died at his home April 7 after a long illness of heart trouble and complications.
Mr. Mogle was well known in Rochester. Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Walter McNABB by a former marriage; one sister, Mrs. Ernest REIMENSCHNEIDER and several nieces and nephews.

Leah Angeline HOPPAS, daughter of Christopher and Lydia HOPPAS, was born in Kosciusko County, Indiana, Jan. 21, 1851, departed this life April 7, 1937 at the age of 86 years, 2 months, 17 days.
She was united in marriage to Jacob BOYER Nov. 2, 1872. To this union was born nine children, five sons and four daughters. The husband and two daughters, Mrs. Ellen BEEBER and Mrs. Pearl KEEFER preceded her in death.
Those left to mourn her departure are John [BOYER], Charles [BOYER], William [BOYER], Mearl [BOYER] and Hershal [BOYER] and two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle HUNTER and Mrs. Loretta DEAMER at whose home she passed away. One nephew, George BUMGARDNER, whom she raised. She also leaves twenty-one grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was a life long member of the United Brethren Church of Packertown. She was a kind and loving mother.

Wednesday, April 14, 1937

William Addison SHEETS, aged 90, a retired farmer, died at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after he had suffered a heart attack shortly after he had finished eating a light lunch in the Harding Cafe.
The aged man's condition was noticed and a doctor was summoned to care for him. A short time after medical attention arrived Mr. Sheets succumbed. He had been in fair health prior to the attack.
The deceased was born in Staunton, Virginia on January 7, 1847. He had lived in Fulton county for 55 years, coming here from Kosciusko county. His wife, whom he married in 1875 at Warsaw and who was Viola McCONNEL, preceded him in death.
Mr. Sheets for a number of years resided in a house at the corner of Thirteenth and Monroe streets. For ten days prior to his death he had been rooming at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence VIERS at Sixth and Jefferson streets.
Survivors are a son Edgar SHEETS, Argos, five brothers, Harvey [SHEETS}, Lon [SHEETS] and Henry [SHEETS], Anderson; Granville [SHEETS], Middletown and Newton [SHEETS], Los Angeles, Cal., and three grandchildren, Carl A. SHEETS, Donna KOCH and Lee SHEETS all of Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. C. E. MILLS in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home until the hour of the funeral services.

John T. WADDLE, aged 83, died at his home in Tippecanoe, Tuesday evening at 9 o'clock after several months illness due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born on a farm in Marshall county on November 11, 1853. He had resided in Tippecanoe for the past fifteen years.
His wife who was Amanda MECHLING, died December 7, 1925. Two children also preceded their father in death.
Survivors are a son, Ira WADDLE, Argos and two daughters, Mrs. Blanche HARMON, Argos and Mrs. Laura STUCKEY, North Manchester.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. From the Methodist church in Tippecanoe with Rev. SAUNDERS of Etna Green in charge. Burial will be made in the Brethren cemetery at Walnut.

Thursday, April 15, 1937

Miss Rose E. WILE died at her home 1029 South Main Street, at two o'clock Thursday morning following a heart attack which she had a half hour before she succumbed. She had suffered with heart trouble for the past three years.
Miss Wile with her brother, Isaac Wile, who shared the Wile home with her and four ladies had spent Wednesday evening in Logansport. When Miss Wile retired she was feeling good. At 1:30 a.m. she called her brother who in turn notified a doctor who arrived a short time before she passed away.
The deceased was a life long resident of Rochester. She was born in this city and was the daughter of the late Meyer and Emelia ROSENBERGER WILE. Mr. Wile who passed away March 7, 1912 was the founder of the M. WILE & SONS department store in this city.
Following the death of her father Miss Wile devoted her life to the care of her mother who died October 4, 1931. Miss Wile, as was her mother, was very active in charity work in this city. Her many benefactions were always made in private.
For many years Miss Wile was a member of the Fulton County Charity Board. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of this city and was a patroness of the local Tri Kappa sorority chapter.
Survivors are three brothers, Arthur [WILE] and Isaac WILE of this city and Lee WILE of Springfield, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Maurice YUSTER, Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Henry REDEL, Vincennes; two nephews, Harold REDEL, Chicago and Ralph REDEL, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and two nieces, Mrs. Arthur JACOBS, Cincinnati, Ohio and Miss Georgianna YUSTER, Columbus, Ohio.
The funeral services will be held from the Wile home at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rabbi Albert SCHULMAN of South Bend officiating. Interment will be made in the Rochester Mausoleum.

Friday, April 16, 1937

Mrs. Russell STALEY, a former resident of this city, died yesterday morning at her home near Rossville. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Cutler. The deceased is a sister-in-law of Earl STALEY of this city and lived on a farm east of this city for several years.

Mrs. Christiana MYERS, passed away at her home a mile and a half southwest of Argos at 6:30 o'clock Friday morning. Death resulted from dropsical conditions after an illness of over a year.
Christiana [HELSEL], daughter of George and Mary HELSEL, was born in Manchester county, Pa., on April 1, 1859. She had been a resident of Green township, Marshall county, Ind., for over fifty years. In the year of 1879 she was united in marriage to John MYERS. Mrs. Myers was a member of the Walnut Brethren church.
The survivors are the husband; two sons, George [MYERS], of Argos; Lawrence [MYERS] of Culver; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar BURKETT of Rochester; Mrs. Chas. STANER, of Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Wert BERRY, Mrs. Elizabeth BLOUGH both of Argos, and a brother Tobias HELSEL, of Plymouth, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Argos Christian church with the Rev. C. C. CRIPE, of Walnut, officiating. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, at Argos.

Saturday, April 17, 1937

The funeral service for the late Miss Rose E. WILE which was held from the Wile home at 1029 South Main Street Friday afternoon was largely attended and showed the esteem in which she was held by her many friends. Many beautiful floral tributes had been sent. The service was in charge of Rabbi Albert SCHULMAN of South Bend.
Miss Wile died at her home early Thursday morning following a heart attack. She had been a member of the Fulton County Charity Board for many years.
Following is a partial list of persons from other cities who attended the service: John LEVINE and Mrs. DUKE, LaPorte; Benjamin OPPENHEIM and Mrs. FLANAKER, North Manchester; Jake POLAY, Mrs. James DIGAN and James Digan, Jr., Logansport; Moses LAUER, Lee LAUER and Mr. and Mrs. RITTENHOUSE, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Louis ROSENBERGER and Mr. and Mrs. Lee SCIFIRT, South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph REDEL, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Mrs. Blanche ROSENTHAL and Miss Jessie WORMSER, Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Harold REDEL and Mrs. Peter GROSSMAN, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur JACOBS, Cincinnati, Ohio; Miss Minnie ROSENBERG, Hamilton, Ohio; Mrs. Ella SMITH, Warren; Mr. and Mrs. Charles BABCOCK, Indianapolis.

Monday, April 19, 1937

Mrs. Margaret [BATCHELOR] GABRIEL, aged 70, widow of the late Charles GABRIEL died in a hospital in Logansport Sunday morning. She had been in ill health for the past 18 years. Death was due to mitral insufficiency.
The deceased was born in this city and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asa BATCHELOR pioneer residents of Rochester. Mrs. Oscar BALDWIN, a sister and several nephews and nieces survive.

The funeral services will be held from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Parlors at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH in charge. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. George W. KROM received word this morning of the death of their son-in-law, G. K. ALLEWELT of Hartsdale, N.Y. The funeral will be held at his home in Hanover, Pa., Wednesday afternoon. A. B. KROM of this city has been spending the past two weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Allewelt. Mrs. Allewelt was formerly Miss Mary KROM of this city.

Douglas FORD, aged 75, for many years a resident of Kewanna, died in the Fulton County Home at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning. He had been in ill health for several years.
The deceased was born in Ohio, but had spent a greater portion of his life in Union township where he was employed as a laborer.
A half-brother, Hiram FORD, who resides in Detroit, Michigan, survives as does a number of nephews and nieces.
The body has been moved to the Todd Funeral Home in Kewanna, where friends may pay their respects. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Frank Ellsworth SMITH, aged 53, veteran postal employee and prominent church and lodge worker, died at his home 225 East Fourteenth street, at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning following a heart attack.
The deceased had suffered with heart trouble for the past five years, but his death was quite unexpected. Because of his physical condition he had taken a six months leave of absence from the postoffice on March 15, 1937.
Mr. Smith was a life long resident of Fulton county. He was born on a farm in the Antioch neighborhood southeast of Rochester on November 16, 1883. His parents were Amos and Tressa (HAGAN) SMITH.
The deceased had lived in Rochester for the past 29 years, moving to this city from a farm in the Antioch neighborhood. Mr. Smith had been employed in the postoffice since August 1, 1908.
At that time he was appointed a city mail carrier when such service was inaugurated in this city. At the time of his death Mr. Smith was the money order and registry clerk in the local postoffice.
Mr. Smith since his residence in this city has been prominent in church, lodge and civic circles. He was an active member of the Grace Methodist Church and for many years was the superintendent of the Sunday school.
The deceased was also very active in Odd Fellows lodge work. He had served in all of the important offices in both the Subordinate and Encampment in Rochester and was District Deputy Grand Patriarch of the District for several years. Mr. Smith was also a member of the Patriarch's Militant at Logansport and Evergreen Rebekah lodge of this city.
Mr. Smith was Past Grand Patriarch of the Grand Encampment of Odd Fellows of Indiana and for the past two years was Past Grand Representative of the Sovereign Grand Lodge at national meetings of the organization which were held in Atlantic City and New York.
Mr. Smith was also prominent in Masonic Lodge circles. He was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star Lodge and was serving as Associate Patron at the time of his death in the latter and was also a Past Worthy Patron.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on November 18, 1908 he was married to

Ada WILSON. She survives as does a daughter, Mrs. Kyle [Thelma L. SMITH] THOMPSON, Bakersfield, Cal.; two sons, James [SMITH] and Frank [SMITH], Jr., at home; three brothers, George [SMITH] and Fred [SMITH], Rochester, and Harvey [SMITH] of Garret; uncle, John HAGAN, Rochester; and a number of nephews and nieces.
The funeral services will be held from the Grace Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Odd Fellows lodge in charge. A number of grand lodge officers will be present and assist in the ritualistic work. Members of Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge will meet in the lodge hall at 1 o'clock. The procession from the hall to cemetery will be in charge of Patriarche Militant.
The services will be in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL, pastor of the church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the church from 12 o'clock noon Thursday until the hour of the service, where friends may view the remains.

Franklin E. KOCHENDERFER, aged 82 years, passed away Sunday morning, five o'clock at his home seven miles south of Rochester. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several weeks' duration. His condition however, had not been regarded as extremely grave until last Wednesday. Mr. Kochenderfer, who had been a resident of Fulton county throughout his entire life, had a wide acquaintance of friends in this community.
Franklin E., son of Michael and Mary (GOSS) KOCHENDERFER was born on a farm in Fulton county, Indiana on July 3rd, 1855. On January 17th, 1878 he was united in marriage to Catherine ABBOTT. His wife preceded him in death two years ago. The deceased was a member of the Mt. Olive Methodist church.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Bertha CLEMANS of near Fulton, two grandsons, Hershel KOCHENDERFER, of Hopeville, Ga., Dell KOCHENDERFER of Fulton, and other grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah McCARTER of Twelve Mile, Ind., and Mrs. Emma BURTON, of Musick, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Bertha Clemans, near Fulton. The Rev. J. W. LAKE will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery.

Winamac, Ind., April 19. -- Death of Mrs. Lydia CHASE FUGATE, 79, at her home here Sunday morning ended plans that were being made to celebrate the fifty-ninth wedding anniversary of the aged lady and her husband, Samuel FUGATE, that would have been Saturday, April 24.
She had been in failing health for sometime but was enthused about the hoped for celebration.
Surviving besides the husband are four children, Mrs. Andrew CHRIST of California, Mrs. Frank LEY of Chicago, Robert FUGATE of Gary and Edward FUGATE of Winamac, a brother, William CHASE, of Gary, and a sister, Mrs. Harriett WRIGHT of Valparaiso.
Funeral rites will be held at the Kennedy funeral home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and burial will be made in the Winamac cemetery.

Tuesday, April 20, 1937

Mrs. Rebecca J. DECKER, aged 95, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank GUISE in the Zion neighborhood west of Leiters Ford at 12:30 o'clock Monday afternoon after an illness of two weeks due to complications incident to old age.

The deceased was born in Ohio and was the daughter of John and Kathryn BAUGHMAN. She had lived in Indiana for 50 years and her husband was the late Henry DECKER.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Zion church. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Bruce Lake.

Clarence HILL has received word of the death of his uncle, Henry WARNER, which occurred in a hospital at Huntington at 7 o'clock Sunday evening after a week's illness due to uremic poisoning.
The deceased was reared in this city and his wife was Miss Theresa HILL, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John HILL. The marriage ceremony was performed in this city forty years ago.
Mr. Warner followed the occupation of a wagon and carriage maker and for a number of years was employed in this city and at Whippoorwill. He was a member of the First Evangelical church of this city.
Survivors are the widow; son, Lee WARNER, Huntington, and daughter, Mrs. Pearl WARE, also of Huntington.
Funeral services will be held in Huntington at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon followed by interment in that city.

Wednesday, April 21, 1937

Mrs. Marie BARKMAN and two daughters went to Indianapolis today where they were called by the death of Attorney J. Fred MASTERS of Indianapolis, who died Monday night in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis following a week's illness due to pneumonia.
Mr. Masters was well knon in this city where with former United States Senator Arthur ROBINSON, he had visited in the home of the Barkmans.
The deceased was born in Joplin, Mo., and was a graduate of the law school at Indiana University. He had been prominent in Republican party circles in Indianapolis and was affiliated with a number of clubs in that city. He was an ardent sportsman and spent a part of each summer fishing on the Tippecanoe river and at Lake Manitou.
Survivors are the widow; two foster children; three sisters, and four brothers. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Farley Funeral Home, 1604 West Morris street, Indianapolis. Interment will be made in the Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Martha Ann SANDERSON, aged 77, died at the home of her son, James Sanderson, who resides on North Maple street in Argos, Tuesday afternoon. Death followed a stroke of paralysis which he suffered seven weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Birtle Dean, England on March 25, 1860. In 1908 she emigrated from England to Canada and in 1918 she moved to Argos to reside.
Her husband was Samuel SANDERSON who preceded his wife in death in 1920. Mrs. Sanderson was a member of the Methodist Church at Argos.
Survivors are three sons, James SANDERSON, Argos; Samuel SANDERSON, Toledo, Ohio, and Wilbur SANDERSON, Hamilton, Ontario; three daughters, Mrs. John B. NOYSE, Wyandotte, Mich.; Mrs. Jacob ENTWISTER and Mrs. Frank CORTHOUSE, both of Hamilton, Ontario; 18 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
The funeral services will be held from the home of the son, James Sanderson in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. Richard CROWDER, pastor of the Argos Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Friday, April 23, 1937

The last rites for Frank E. SMITH held in Grace Methodist church, Thursday afternoon were attended by hundreds of people from this community and many sections of the state. Mr. Smith had served in many places of responsibility in the Odd Fellows, Masonic and Eastern Star lodges. He had received recognition in the official leadership of the State and National work of the Odd Fellows order.
During his residence in this city he had given much of his time and interest to the civic and religious interests of the community. He was active in the work of the Grace Methodist church where he was an official member and had served two terms of several years as superintendent of the Church School.
The sincere respect and appreciation of the man was shown in the beautiful floral offerings which banked the front of the church, and the unusually large audience which more than filled the capacity of the church. The services were conducted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL, pastor of the church. The Odd Fellows lodge conducted last rites at the cemetery and the minister pronounced the benediction.
Among those from out of town who were here for the services were the following: Mrs. Bess NORTON and son, Jonesboro; Mr. and Mrs. Harve SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. Edward SMITH, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond SMITH, Garrett; Mrs. Bert KRATHWOHL and Mr. and Mrs. John KRATHWOHL, Peru; Mr. and Mrs. W. L. WILSON and sons, Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. John ENGLE and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles CLARK and children, Mr. and Mrs. W. WILSON and son and Mr. and Mrs. Lester MAYHAN, all of Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. L. L. JOHNSON, Leiters Ford; Mr. and Mrs. William OVERMYER, Laketon; Mr. and Mrs. Mack NELLANS, Argos; Mr. and Mrs. Charles KREIGHBAUM, Mrs. Frank NELSON and daughter Lois ENYART and Mrs. Florence PIERCE, Lafayette; Mrs. Sol WALTERS, Indianapolis; Ervin WALTERS, Mrs. Charles ANDERSON, Mrs. Lou OVERMYER, Mrs. Lyle M. CASTERLINE and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur MIKESELL, Plymouth; Mrs. Leona WILSON and daughter Lola Jean [WILSON], Valparaiso; Mr. and Mrs. Mary KNIPPEL, Warsaw; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph NYMTZ and Mrs. Billy COFED, South Bend; Mrs. Stella TARKINGTON, Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Charles WALTERS and Mr. and Mrs. Roy JUDY, North Manchester.
Odd Fellows within a radius of 100 miles representing all branches of the Order, paid their final tribute of respect to Past Grand Patriarch, Frank E. Smith, yesterday afternoon. It was the largest lodge funeral ever held in this city, and a deserving tribute to the memory of their late brother, who gave so liberally of his time and talents, to promote its welfare.
The funeral procession from the Methodist church to the cemetery was escorted by the Patriarchs Militant of Indiana. The Grand Lodge, Grand Encampment, and Past Grand officers acted as honorary pallbearers. Graveside services were performed by the local lodge assisted by the Patriarchs Militant.
The following Grand Lodge, Grand Encampment, and Past Grand officers were present:
Elmer WEEKS, Grand Master; Joseph G. LONG, Grand Secretary, Grand Scribe and Past Grand Master; H. E. ROESENER, Asst. Grand Sec'y. and Grand Scribe; Earl KAULFMAN, Asst. Grand Sec'y.; Joseph BEICHER, Grand Chaplin; H. Ray CONDAY, Grand Patriarch; Charles CRIST, General Senior Warden; Past Grand Masters, R. H. HOLLYWOOD, H. A. WINTERROWD, Otto BEYER, George W. FREEMAN, Paul A. PFISTER, and W. W. ZIMMERMAN; Past Grand Patriarchs, James A. LEVERTON, William G. McMANNIS, Ernest SCHLEGEL, Rudolph KOLTHOFF, Ota G. FIELDS and Raleigh HAGGERTY; Patriarchs Militant, Elmo GUSTIN, Department Commander, A. E. TOOMS, Adjutant General.
Cantons represented Logansport, Fort Wayne, Peru, Lafayette, Elwood, Kokomo, and Indianapolis.

Mrs. Charity (BALL) NOYER, 84, for many years a resident of Akron, passed away at her home, 501 McClellan street, Warsaw, Ind., Thursday evening. Death resulted from heart trouble which was superinduced through injuries she received in a fall last Saturday. The deceased had many friends in both Fulton and Kosciusko counties.
Charity, daughter of Henderson and Freela BALL was born in Fulton county on July 17th, 1854. In the year of 1882 she was united in marriage to Calvin NOYER. Mr. Noyer preceded her in death in November of 1935. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church.
The survivors are a son, Raleigh NOYER, of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie HUTTON, of Ypsilanti, Mich.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Freela SWICK, of Houston, Texas; Miss Jennie BALL, of Akron, and two brothers, Thomas BALL, of Silver Lake and R. M. BALL, of Indianapolis.
Funeral arrangements were not completed today.

Saturday, April 24, 1937

Funeral services for Mrs. Charity NOYER, former resident of Akron, who died at her home in Warsaw, Thursday evening, will be held from her home in Warsaw, Sunday. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Monday, April 26, 1937

Henry RADEL, aged 74, a former resident of this city, died at his home in Vincennes at 4:30 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was due to a heart attack which he suffered last Thursday. He had been under a doctor's care for a heart affliction for the past year.
The deceased was born in New York City and for a number of years was a traveling salesman for a New York concern. He was married to Miss Mattie WILE of this city in a ceremony which was performed in the Arlington Hotel forty-seven years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Radel have lived in Vincennes for the past forty years where he operated the Hub Clothing Store. He retired from active business five years ago. He was a member of the Masonic and the Elks lodges at Vincennes.
Survivors are the widow, two sons, Harold REDEL, Chicago and Ralph REDEL, Tuscaloosa, Ala., two brothers, sister and three grandchildren. Ike WILE], Lee WILE] and Arthur WILE are brothers and Mrs. Maurice YUSTER of Columbus, O., is a sister of Mrs. Redel.
Short funeral services were held in Vincennes Monday morning after which the body was brought to the Wile home at 1029 South Main Street where services in charge of Rabbi Albert SHULMAN of South Bend will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Rochester Mausoleum.

Mr. and Mrs. Dent SWIFT received word late yesterday of the death of their niece, Miss Pauline BERGEN, aged 22, of 4620 Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, who died at her home there Sunday evening following a long illness due to lung trouble. Mrs. Swift has gone to Chicago. Miss Bergen had often visited in this city. Funeral services will be held in Rensselaer Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Norman R. STONER passed away Sunday morning at 3:55 o'clock, at her home 817 Madison street, this city. Death resulted from an abscess of a kidney after an illness of ten days' duration. Few of Mrs. Stoner's friends were aware of her illness and the news of her demise came as a most severe shock. Mrs. Stoner, through her activities in church, lodge and social affairs had made a large acquaintance of friends throughout the entire community.
Mahala [SEVERNS], daughter of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth SEVERNS was born in the Bethlehem neighborhood, Newcastle township, on February 12th, 1877 and had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her life. On April 28th, 1909, she was united in marriage to Norman R. STONER, the ceremony being pronounced at Coshocton, Ohio.
Mrs. Stoner was a member of the Rochester Baptist church the Order of Eastern Star, the Pythian Sisters, and Froebel and the Friendship clubs. At the time of her death she was a deaconess in the Rochester Baptist church and was an untiring worker in this organization. Mrs. Stoner had served in all the important offices of the Pythian Sisters, and was a Past Matron of the Eastern Stars and was president of the Past Matrons and Patrons Association.
The survivors are the husband, three sons, Robert [STONER], at home; Francis [STONER], of Dayton, Ohio; Howard [STONER], of San Diego, Calif.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Rosella ROSS, of Greencastle, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Herb SHOBE, of Rochester; a brother, Wellington SEVERNS, of near Green Oak; two half-sisters, Mrs. Frank MICKEY and Mrs. Alonzo LONG, both of the Bethlehem neighborhood; a half-brother, Oliver SEVERNS, of near Mentone, Ind., and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. A step-son, Everett STONER and a half-brother, Frank SEVERNS, preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be conducted at the Rochester Baptist church, Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. Benjamin G. FIELD, assisted by the Eastern Stars, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Stoner Mausoleum in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Stoner home, 817 Madison street, until the hour of the funeral.

John Henry O'DELL, 79, well known retired farmer of Richland township, passed away Monday morning, at the home of his son, at 129 West Broadway, Mishawaka, Ind. Death resulted from complications. Mr. O'Dell had only resided in Mishawaka since the last three weeks. The deceased who for many years resided near Tiosa was well known throughout the northern section of Fulton county.
John Henry, son of Locey and Sally O'DELL was born Sept. 11, 1857. He came to Fulton county from Crawfordsville, Ind., about 25 years ago. On December 7th, 1878 he was united in marriage to Sallie Ann WILLIAMS, who preceded him in death. His second marriage was solemnized on July 30, 1898 when he and Mary JOHNSON were wed. Mr. O'Dell was a member of the Primitive Baptist church.
The survivors are the widow and the following children: Leonard [O'DELL], Frank [O'DELL], Ernest [O'DELL], Eddie [O'DELL], Sim [O'DELL] and Donald O'DELL; Mrs. Helen LATERKES, of Crawfordsville; Mrs. Betty WYATT, of Pittsburg, Ky., Mrs. Lydia JONES, of Rochester; Mrs. Minnie VANDEWENTHER of Fareston, Ky.; K. L. O'DELL, of Indianapolis; Hiram O'DELL of Culver; Ben [O'DELL] and Willie O'DELL of Crawfordsville, two brothers, Frank [O'DELL] and Ike O'DELL; 28 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Grand View church. Burial will be made in the South Germany cemetery.

Zack TERRELL, of the Cole Bros., Clyde Beatty Circus received word Sunday night that his mother had died suddenly at her home in Owensboro, Ky. As far as known she had not been ill. Mr. Terrell is in Chicago where the circus is showing at the Stadium. He and Mrs. Terrell departed at once for Owensboro. Jess ADKINS, who has been at the winter quarters in Rochester for the last few days left for Chicago this evening to take charge there for the remainder of the run.

Mrs. Sarah Jane [NIXON] BURNS, aged 86, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry HECKATHORNE in Twelve Mile at 6 o'clock Sunday evening. Death followed an illness of two months due to complications incident to old age.
The deceased was born on a farm near this city on January 17, 1851 and was the daughter of Sylvester and Elizabeth (HOLIDAY) NIXON. She was married four times. Her first husband Frank HARTMAN died 43 years ago and her last James BURNS died in Kokomo 17 years ago.
Mrs. Burns lived in Kokomo for 22 years and at one time was a resident of Macy. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Perrysburg.
Survivors are a son Esta HARTMAN, Macy, two daughters, Mrs. George SOUTHERTON, Macy and Mrs. HECKATHORNE, Twelve Mile; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Heckathorne at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. YARIAN of Twelve Mile officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetry at Macy.

Mrs. Lillie Elizabeth BOWDY died at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in Woodlawn hospital, Rochester, following an illness of four weeks. She was a resident of Marshall county for 21 years and for the past year had made her home in Rensselaer, Ind.
Mrs. Bowdy was born in Benton county, Indiana, July 9, 1877, and was 59 years of age. Surviving are her husband, Tracy BOWDY; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth RINGER, Plymouth; her father, E. C. FORBES, of Wolcott, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Daisy RAY of Rensselaer; three brothers, Walter FORBES, of Lafayette, Eber FORBES, of Kankakee, Ill., and Gerald FORBES of Wolcott, Ind., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Danielson Funeral Home, Rev. C. C. DECKER in charge. Burial was in New Oak Hill cemetery.

Tuesday, April 27, 1937

Mrs. Minnie E. MOGLE, aged 73, a former resident of Rochester, died at the home of her son, Floyd Mogle in Plymouth at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of six months.
The deceased was born on a farm four miles west of Rochester on November 22, 1863. Her parents were John and Rachael GREEN.
She was married to Walter MOGLE on October 20, 1880. Mr. Mogle died 28 years ago. Mrs. Mogle was a member of the United Brethren church of this city.
Survivors are the son, Floyd MOGLE; two daughters, Mrs. Birdella McCROSKEY, Fulton, and Mrs. Cleo EASH, of this city; brother, A. B. GREEN, Rochester; sister, Mrs. Tobias ROUCH, Peru, and four grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren church in this city at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Noah McCOY, North Manchester in charge, assisted by Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH, pastor of the local church. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Kewanna.

The body will lie in state at the home of the son, Floyd MOGLE in Plymouth until the hour that the cortege leaves for Rochester.

Bourbon, Ind., April 27. -- Charles Joseph BROWN, 16-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. BROWN, was drowned at his home four miles southeast of here when he wandered away from home and fell into a ditch.
The mother was washing at the time, and had gone into the house for a few minutes. When she returned she missed the child and started a search.
When discovered, the boy's body was beneath the water. The ditch running along the barn contained approximately 30 inches of water, which ran from a drain in the house.
Dr. L. W. VORE, Marshall county cornoer, who investigated, pronounced death due to drowning.

Wednesday, April 28, 1937

Bert W. WHETSTONE, aged 70, Mentone restaurant owner, succumbed at 5:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home in Mentone. Death was due to heart trouble and other complications. He had been in poor health for the past years, having been bedfast for the past twelve weeks.
The deceased was born in Auglaize county, Ohio, on Sept. 30, 1866. For the past fifteen years he had operated a restaurant in Mentone.
Surviving are the widow, Julia [WHETSTONE]; one son, Wade W. WHETSTONE, of Mentone; one daughter, Mrs. Ada WAGNER, of Mentone; three grandchildren; two brothers, Abe WHETSTONE and Thomas WHETSTONE, both of near Mentone; and three sisters, Mrs. Ben BLUE, of LaOtto; Mrs. R. JOHNSON and Mrs. H. L. MORGAN, both of Valparaiso.
The funeral services will be held at the Reed funeral home in Mentone on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. E. E. DeWITT, pastor of the Mentone Methodist church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Thursday, April 29, 1937

Mrs. John LARGE of Mishawaka, former Liberty township resident, died in the St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka at 4:35 Sunday morning following injuries received in an automobile accident one hour earlier.
Mrs. Large had attended a party and was returning home when the accident happened.
She was alone in the car and friends, who were traveling a few hundred feet behind her, said her car crashed into a parked car.
The cars were damaged to the extent of $275.
The deceased was the wife of John LARGE, son of the late Emma LARGE of Fulton.

Friday, April 30, 1937

Miss Nancy Jane SMITH, year-old daughter of Grover and Chloe SMITH, who reside on a farm near Leiters Ford, died Thursday afternoon after a day's illness due to pneumonia. The child was baptized shortly after it was born.
Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Marietta [SMITH] and Marjorie [SMITH]; four brothers, Hugh [SMITH], Donald [SMITH], Francis [SMITH], and Robert [SMITH], and

the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi BALL, of Leiters Ford.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church in Leiters Ford with Rev. M. W. CRIDER officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Henry BURKET, aged 82, former resident of the Argos community, died at his home in Culver at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he had suffered five weeks ago. This was the third stroke, the first occurring four years ago, since which time the deceased had been in poor health.
Mr. Burket was born in Sandusky county, Ohio, on January 30, 1855. When he was young, his parents, Levi and Agnes BURKET, moved to Indiana and he has continued to reside here since that time.
In a ceremony which was performed in Plyumouth in 1888 he was married to Catherine EASTERDAY. For many years, Mr. Burket lived on a farm near Argos. He retired in 1917 since which time he has lived in Culver.
Survivors are the widow; four daughters, Mrs. Jessie SCHELL, and Mrs. Clara ALEXANDRIA, Culver; Mrs. Cora SCOTT and Mrs. Arwesta MECHLING, Argos; two sons, Daniel [BURKET] and Walter BURKET, Argos; two brothers, Luke BURKET, Culver, and Marion BURKET, Ora; and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine CHADWICK, Ithaca, Mich., and Mrs. Clara ALEXANDRIA, Culver.
The funeral services will be held from the Evangelical church in Culver at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. R. L. HALLEY, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Masonic cemetery at Culver.

Saturday, May 1, 1937

Louis F. SMITH, aged 81, former resident of this city, died at his home 409 East Franklin street, Huntington at 11:45 p.m. Thursday following an illness of eighteen months. He was hospitalized in the Methodist hospital, Fort Wayne on several occasions. Before retiring Mr. Smith was in the wholesale lumber business in Huntington.
He was born October 6, 1855 in Akron, Ind., the son of Louis and Mary SMITH and was married March 18, 1891 to Mary BECK, daughter of Adam BECK of Huntington. He owned a lumber yard in Rochester, in partnership with the late Jacob FOGLE, before moving to Huntington in 1909. Mrs. Smith died June 4, 1932. An adopted son, Paul SMITH, died in Huntington.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Magdalene SMITH McENDERFER, teacher of music in the Riley and Horace Mann grade schools in Huntington; two grandchildren, two brothers, Charles SMITH and Will SMITH, both of Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Mary SEIDNER, Roann.
He was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church and of the board of directors of the Building and Loan Co. of Huntington. The Smith family while residents of Rochester resided at Third and Jefferson streets.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Episcopal church in Huntington, and the Rev. George R. CRANE, pastor of the First United Brethren church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery in Huntington. Masons will conduct the lodge ritual.

Mrs. Vada [CREVISTON] DARR, 26 years old, of Mentone, died Thursday in the Woodlawn hospital, following a week's illness. She is survived by her husband, Elmer DARR; two children, Herbert [DARR], 4, and Monalou [DARR], 2; her father, Alva CREVISTON; one sister, Mrs. George McINTYRE, of Mentone, and three brothers, Mont CREVISTON of Marion and Heston [CREVISTON] and Elvin [CREVISTON] of Mentone.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 2, at 2:30 o'clock at the Mentone Baptist church with Rev. YEAGER officiating. The body may be viewed at the Johns funeral home in Mentone until Saturday afternoon.

Monday, May 3, 1937

Edward MILLER, aged 62, prominent Liberty township farmer, died at his home one mile west of Lake Nyona at 5:30 o'clock Sunday evening. Death was due to a sudden heart attack which he suffered while doing his evening chores.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller had been milking cows and Mrs. Miller went to the home with a bucket of milk. When her husband did not return she went to the barn to investigate. She found Mr. Miller had suffered the heart attack while he was passing a hayrack, his body falling against the same. Mr. Miller had been ill with heart trouble for several years.
The deceased was born in Fairfield Center, on May 8, 1875 and was the son of Valentine and Louise (HANKS) MILLER. He has lived in Fulton county since 1924. In a ceremony which was performed at Bremen in 1898 he was married to Katherine HARTMAN.
Mr. Miller was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church and was one of the first to join the St. John's Lutheran Church in this city when the congregation was organized in 1926. He served as trustee of the church for a number of years. Sunday morning Mr. Miller attended divine services at St. John's Church and in the afternoon entertained some members of the church at his farm home.
Survivors are the widow; five brothers Daniel [MILLER] and John MILLER, Bremen; David MILLER, Berne; William MILLER, Mishawaka and Chris MILLER of Colen, Michigan; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary HAWKINS, Bremen, and Mrs. Emma MELVILLE, Abrams, Wisconsin.
Short services will be held in the Miller home at 1 p.m. Wednesday followed by services in the St. John's Lutheran Church at the corner of Fifth and Jefferson streets at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in a cemetery at Bremen.
Anyone wishing to contribute toward a memorial wreath in Mr. Miller's honor may do so by communicating with Rev. William J. SCHROER pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church who is now receiving such contributions.

Peru, May 3. -- John WALTERS, 85, retired timber buyer, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William DICKERHOFF, 3 miles northwest of Chili, at 12:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon after an illness of a year, aggravated by pneumonia.
Surviving the deceased are three sons, Ralph [WALTERS] of Denver and Joseph [WALTERS] and Lawrence [WALTERS] of Fort Wayne; and six daughters, Mrs. Pearl YARING, Covington, Ky.; Mrs. DICKERHOFF, Mrs. Frank KITZNER of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. Theresa RABST, Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Mabel ZANDLOCK and Mrs. Opal JOHNSON, both of Ft. Wayne.
Other survivors include 34 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Drake funeral home here where services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. L. E. EATON, of Peru U. B. Church, of which the deceased was a member, officiating; interment was made in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.

Tuesday, May 4, 1937

Newton SPARKS, life-long resident of Liberty township, passed away midnight Monday at the Wabash hospital in Peru, Ind., where he had been taken a few days ago. Death resulted from pneumonia. The deceased resided on South Main street in Fulton for a long number of years and has a wide acquaintance of friends in that section of the county.
Newton, son of Alfred and Elizabeth SPARKS, was born on a farm in Fulton County on November 16th, 1858. In the year of 1891 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth POWNALL. For many years he was employed as a section laborer. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge.
The survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Fay CALLOWAY and Mrs. Fern HULBERT, of Logansport, Ind; Mrs. Marie DENTON, of Peru; two sons, Lester SPARKS of Merchantsville, N.J., Elzie SPARKS, of Logansport, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. June POORMAN, of Fulton, and 18 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fulton Baptist church, with the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, officiating. Interment will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Thursday, May 6, 1937

Following a heart attack suffered two hours previously Rev. Charles N. MANCHESTER passed away at his home 1517 South Main street at 7:30 Wednesday evening. News of his sudden demise which was current on the streets Thursday morning was a most severe shock to the citizens of this community.
Over 12 years ago Rev. Manchester suffered a nervous breakdown which forced him to retire from his duties in the ministerial field; however, during the past several years he was apparently in fairly good health. The deceased through his activity in civic and religious work during his residency here acquired a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Rev. Manchester, who was born on July 9th, 1868 in the vicinity of Racine, Wis., was the son of Theodore and Parmelia (NOBLE) MANCHESTER. He was united in marriage to Sadie DELL on April 29th, 1894, the ceremony being pronounced at Denver, Ind. For a long number of years he was minister and also a worker in the Y.M.C.A organization. The Manchesters came to Rochester 12 years ago from Spring Lake, Mich. Rev. Manchester was a member of the Rochester Baptist Church, the Masonic Order, of Havana, Ill., the Rochester Ministerial Association, and the Knights of Pythias, of Springfield, Ohio.
The survivors are Mrs. Manchester; two daughters, Betty MANCHESTER, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Florence BRANNACK of Detroit, Michigan; a sister Lucile MANCHESTER, of Union Grove, Wisconsin, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 3 o'clock at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Rev. B. G. FIELD of the Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Mound Cemetery, at Racine, Wis.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, corner Jefferson and 11th streets until the hour of the funeral.

Friday, May 7, 1937

Jay N. NYE, aged 58, veteran attorney of Winamac and prosecutor of Pulaski county, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 2:45 o'clock Friday morning following an operation performed on April 26 for gall gladder trouble.
Mr. Nye's condition was grave when he was brought to the hospital for the major surgery. He was given two blood transfusions. Blood for the transfusions was donated by Sheriff H. J. WACKNITZ of Winamac and Henry KOPKEY, also of Winamac.
The deceased was born in Winamac and lived in that city all of his life except for three years when he was an attorney for the Chicago Title and Trust Company with headquarters in Hammond. His parents were John and Louisa NYE. His father for many years was the judge of the Pulaski county circuit court.
Mr. Nye graduated from the Winamac public schools and received his legal training at Earlham College. For many years he was in a law office in Winamac with his father. He also was an extensive real estate operator. He was elected prosecuting attorney of Pulaski county on the Republican ticket in 1934 and again in 1936.
In a ceremony which was performed in Richmond, Ind., in 1901 he was married to Miss Grace WEEKS. Mr. Nye was a member of the Methodist Church and the Knights of Pythias lodge at Winamac and the Indiana and Pulaski county bar associations.
Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Edward KRECH and Miss Harriett NYE, South Bend and Mrs. Virgil ZELLERS, Winamac; sister and one grandchild.
The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Church in Winamac with the Rev. J. J. JORDAN, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Winamac. Attorneys from many bar associations in Northern Indiana including Fulton will attend.

Dr. J. W. NEWELL, 79, a practicing physician at Denver for 52 years died suddenly of heart disease at his home there Wednesday night.
Funeral services were tentatively arranged for Sunday afternoon at Denver Methodist church. The Rev. Wayne PAULEN, pastor of the church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. W. F. JOHNSON, of Berne, Ind.
Survivors include the widow, Alice [GREGG] NEWELL, whom the deceased married in 1879; and four children, Mrs. Vera OLDS, of Chicago; Mrs. Blair FRICKE, of Lafayette; Mrs. Clinton EIKENBERRY, of Denver, and Clifford NEWELL, of Oklahoma City. Surviving also are nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dr. Newell was the last of a family of four brothers and sisters.
Born in Canton, Pa., in 1858, the deceased graduated from Louisville College of Medicine with the class of 1879. He practiced his profession in Rockfield, Ind., for five years before going to Denver.
The deceased was a member of the Masonic, Knights of Pythias and Maccabee lodges.

Saturday, May 8, 1937

Rev. Simeon KROFT, aged 70, a retired minister of the Evangelical Church, died at the home of his son Emmanuel KROFT, who resides on a farm south of Akron at 1:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered three years ago.
The deceased was born on a farm north of Akron in Kosciusko county on February 20, 1867. His parents were Aaron and Mary KROFT. In a ceremony which was performed at Akron on February 25, 1893 he was married to Amanda WAECHTER. He was a member of the Emmanuel Evangelical Church southeast of Akron.
Rev. Kroft served 37 years in the ministry of the Indiana Annual Conference of the Evangelical Church. During his time as a minister he served charges in Royal Centre, Logansport, Edgerton, Wabash, Portland, Rochester circuit and Culver in Indiana and Defiance and Ft. Recovery in Ohio. He retired from the ministry in 1924 since which time he has resided at Akron.
Survivors are his widow; two sons, John KROFT, Logansport, and Emmanuel KROFT with whom he made his home; sister Mrs. Henry HOOVER, Wanatcha, Wash.; two brothers Adolph [KROFT] and Ulysses KROFT both of Akron and six grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon with the Rev. Philip HANEY, Kewanna, pastor of the Kewanna circuit of the Evangelical Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.

Marion, May 8. -- John Walter SPENCER, 50, of near Royal Centre, laborer employed by the Central Construction company, was pulled into the gears of an excavating machine shortly after noon Friday at Gas City and badly crushed before workmen, roused by his screams, stopped the machinery. Six and a half hours later he died at Marion general hospital.
Coroner Asher HUFF, who investigated, said Spencer died of a crushed chest and shock. He was working near the Diesel powered scoop when his jumper was caught at the wrist in exposed gears and before power could be cut off he had been flung from his feet and pulled into the meshing wheels. He was unconscious when fellow workers reversed the gears at the shoulder. Rushed to the hospital here, he was never conscious at any time. No immediate eye witnesses could be found.
The Central Excavation company was working on property of the Owens-Illinois glass company at Gas City, near here, and had completed a partial basement power house excavation.
In the close quarters occupied by the digging equipment, it is believed that Spencer walked too close to the open gears as the crane man was hoisting out a scoop of earth.
The clatter of the machinery drowned his first terrified cries. It was not until he was raised several feet off the earth and into the line of vision of the diesel crane operator that his plight was discovered.
Surviving is the wife, Myrtle [SPENCER], of near Royal Centre. Awaiting burial plans, the body was removed to the L. A. Raven Funeral home here.

Sherman MILLER, aged 68, an uncle of Sheriff Lester KING, died at his home at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. Death was due to carcinoma and followed an illness of two years. He had been critically ill for six weeks. Mrs. Miller died last fall. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Nina CLEMANS, who lived with her father, brother Charles MILLER, Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. William KING and Mrs. Charles SMOKER. The obituary and funeral arrangements will be carried in The News-Sentinel Monday.

Ralph CAMPBELL, aged 43, former resident of Kewanna, where he operated the State Road Cafe for several years, died at his home in Winamac at 7 o'clock Friday evening after suffering a heart attack. He had been in ill health for five days but his death was entirely unexpected.
Mr. Campbell at one time was the lessee of the WEST SIDE Hotel at Lake Manitou and operated the hostelry for about two years, later selling his lease to a Logansport man. At the time of his death Mr. Campbell was the manager of the Diner, a cafe in Winamac.
Surviving the deceased are his parents, William and Mary CAMPBELL of Winamac; his wife; two children Viola [CAMPBELL] and Ralph [CAMPBELL], Jr., both at home; four brothers, Charles [CAMPBELL] of Benton Harbor, Carl [CAMPBELL] of Rochester, Harry [CAMPBELL] of Logansport, and John [CAMPBELL] of Elgin, Ill.; and four sisters, Mrs. Carrie BASEY, South Bend; Mrs. Ina PARRISH, Lorena, Ia.; Mrs. Helen COX, Constantine, Mich., and Mrs. Eula WEBB, Winamac.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press. The body has been moved to the Kennedy Funeral Home in Winamac.

Monday, May 10, 1937

Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning from the Church of God at Akron for Sherman Lee MILLER, aged 55, who died in Akron at 10:45 o'clock Saturday morning after an illness of two years due to carcinoma.
The services were in charge of Rev. Charles MANES, Columbia City, who was assisted by Rev. Herman HEDGES of Akron. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.
The deceased was a life-long resident of Henry township. He was born on a farm near Akron on April 15, 1882 and was the son of Peter and Elizabeth (ARTER) MILLER.
Mr. Miller was married to Miss Pearl McINTYRE in a ceremony which was performed in Akron on October 13, 1901. He lived for a number of years on a farm near Akron but in recent years was employed in the C.K.R. Company plant in Akron. He was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Herbert CLEMANS, Akron, with whom he lived; brother, Charles MILLER, Silver Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Tressie SMOKER, Akron and Mrs. Ross KING, Rochester and a grandson Jimmy Lee CLEMANS, Akron. Sheriff Lester KING is a nephew of the deceased.

Mrs. Florence [CARRICK] McCLURG, aged 73, a former resident of this city died Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Miss Alice McCLURG in Washington, D.C., of heart failure.
The deceased was born June 7, 1864 on a farm southwest of Frankfort and was the daughter of Robert and Ann CARRICK. She resided in Clinton county all of her life except for the last two years in Washington and six years when she lived on a farm northeast of this city.
In a ceremony which was performed in 1883 she was married to John McCLURG. Mrs. McClurg was a member of the Presbyterian Church and while a resident of Rochester was an active member of the local church. Mrs. McClurg, because of her kindly and generous nature won a wide circle of friends during her residence in Fulton county.
Survivors are the husband, who resides in Delphi, four daughters, Mrs. Bertha CAVE, Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Blanch WATSON, New York City; Mrs. Ruth BROWN, Indianapolis and Miss Alice McCLURG; son, Attorney Fred Carrick McCLURG, of this city, who is chief counsel for Indiana Gross Income Tax Division with headquarters in Indianapolis and two grandchildren, Dorothy [CAVE] and Devera CAVE. A sister, Mrs. Alice WRIGHT, Rossville, a daughter, Ann [McCLURG], brother, Newton [CARRICK] and a sister, Emma [CARRICK], died several years ago.
The body arrived in Frankfort Monday morning and was moved to the Goodwin Funeral Parlors where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be made in the Bunnell Cemetery at Frankfort.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ann [FRIEND] BALL were held Sunday afternoon at the Akron Church of God, with the Rev. Irwin FISHER, of Mexico officiating.
Mrs. Ball passed away Friday morning at her home northeast of Akron, after an illness of six months duration. She was born in Miami county in the year of 1859. Mrs. Ball had been a resident of Henry township for over 40 years, moving there from Deedsville, lnd. In the year of 1878 she was united in marriage to John UTTER, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was united in wedlock to Thomas BALL in 1891. The deceased was the daughter of John and Elizabeth FRIEND. Mrs. Ball was a member of the Brethren Church of Mexico.
The survivors are her husband and a step-daughter, Mrs. Percy HELTZER of Silver Lake.

Tuesday, May 11, 1937

Samuel C. (Bunch) CALLAHAN, 33, well known farmer of the Grass Creek community, succumbed Monday afternoon, four o'clock, at Woodlawn hospital, in this city. Death resulted from pneumonia following a brief illness.
The deceased who was the son of Charles S. and Sarah J. CALLAHAN, was born at Milford, Ill., in July 17th, 1903. He had been a resident of Fulton county for the past 23 years. On June 29th, 1936, he was united in marriage to Miss Florence MYER, the ceremony being pronounced in Chicago. Mr. Callahan was a member of the Bethel United Brethren church.
The survivors are his wife; mother, Mrs. Sarah CALLAHAN; a sister, Mrs. Harry RUSH, of Manhattan, Ill.; two brothers, George CALLAHAN, of Grass Creek, and Russell CALLAHAN, of Milford, Ill.
Short funeral services will be conducted in Kewanna, Wednesday morning. The body will then be taken to Milford, Ill., where services will be held at the Williamson funeral home, Wednesday afternoon. Rev. ALWOOD will officiate. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Milford, Ill.

Funeral services held Monday afternoon from the Church of God in Akron for the late Rev. Simson KROFT, retired minister of the Evangelical Church, were largely attended. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.
Rev. Kroft had served as a minister in the Indiana Annual Conference of the Evangelical Church for 37 years before retiring several years ago. Eighteen ministers attended the funeral services.
The last rites were unique in that the ministers who delivered the funearal oration and the six pallbearers also ministers, all had been converted at services conducted by Rev. Kroft and later had entered the ministry.
Rev. R. L. HALLEY, Culver, officiated at the last rites and also was one of the pallbearers. The other pallbearers were Rev. Eugene KUNCE, Van Wert, Ohio; Rev. Charles MULLEN, South Bend; Rev. R. L. HANDSCHU, Kokomo; Rev. P. F. YOUNG, Porter and Rev. Arthur GIVENS, Akron. Rev. Kunce is a minister of the Methodist Church, while the others are pastors in the Evangelical church.

Wednesday, May 12, 1937

Fred HALDEMAN, a farmer living ten miles northeast of this city was found dead in a field on his farm this afternoon by his wife when she went to call him. No particulars could be obtained about Mr. Haldeman's death as the family nor none of their neighbors were at home. It is believed death was due to a heart attack.

Chalmer TRIMBLE, aged 53, former resident of Richland township and a retired minister of the Methodist church, died at his home in Nona, Michigan Tuesday evening following a heart attack. He was well known in Fulton and Marshall counties.
The deceased was born on a farm in Richland township on February 25, 1884 and was the son of Thomas and Ida TRIMBLE. He resided in Fulton county until 15 years ago when he moved to Michigan to live.
In a ceremony which was performed 32 years ago at Richland Center the deceased was married to Naomi EMMONS. After retiring from the ministry he taught school and also followed the occupation of farming.
Survivors are the widow; two sons Dee TRIMBLE, Chicago and Ray TRIMBLE at home; daughter Mrs. Beatrice RUFF, Wayne, Michigan; and five sisters Mrs. Clara QUIVEY and Mrs. Mattie REED, Argos, Mrs. Merrill COOK, Culver, and Mrs. Marie WARNER and Mrs. Ethel ADAMS, who reside on farms in Richland township.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church at Richland Center at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Elmer JONES of Argos officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.
The body will be brought to the Trimble homestead in Richland township where Mrs. Marie Warner now lives, Thursday where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, May 13, 1937

Robert E. DELEHANTY, aged 55, former resident of Akron, died in a government hospital in Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday from injuries which he received while serving in the World War with the A.E.F.
The deceased was born in Akron and was the son of James and Lydia (ANDERSON) DELEHANTY. When he was five years of age his parents died and he was reared by Mr. and Mrs. William WHITTENBERGER of Akron.
Mr. Delehanty entered the service on September 29, 1917 in Rochester and trained at Camp Greene, N.C., where he was a private in Company K of the 61st Infantry.
He sailed for France, April 15, 1918 and took part in the St. Mihiel and Argonne offensive. He was wounded in the limb by a high explosive shell in the Argonne on October 15, 1918.
Delehanty was treated in base hospital in France and was invalided home where he was given special treatment in General hospital 28 at Fort Sheridan, Ill., for nine months and was given his discharge on July 5, 1919 at Ft. Sheridan.
Later the injury to the limb caused Delehanty more trouble and he spent much of his time in government hospitals. Later he contracted tuberculosis from being gassed. This caused his death.
The only immediate survivor is a brother, Fred DELEHANTY of Huntington. Word of the death of Delehanty was received in Akron by Mrs. Frank MERLEY, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William WHITTENBERGER.

Funeral services for Mr. Delehanty will be held in Milwaukee, Saturday morning, with burial in the military cemetery there. He will be accorded full military honors.

Fred L. HALDEMAN, aged 52, who resides on a farm seven miles northeast of Rochester was found dead in a field on his farm Wednesday afternoon by his wife when she went to call him to come to their home. He was plowing for corn when he suffered the fatal heart attack.
Mr. Haldeman had been in ill health for the past year or since he suffered bad burns in a fire which destroyed the garage at his farm home. He had been under treatment by a doctor for heart trouble but his death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was a life-long resident of Fulton county where he followed the occupation of farming. He was born on a farm north of Akron on November 3, 1885. His parents were Henry and Sarah HALDEMAN. His wife was Grace DRUDGE.
Survivors are the widow; two sons Kenneth [HALDEMAN] of Akron, and Darl [HALDEMAN] of Rochester; mother, Mrs. Sarah HALDEMAN, Akron; two brothers, Vern [HALDEMAN] and Lloyd [HALDEMAN], Akron, and three sisters, Mrs. Jack MORRIS, Mrs. Gail HARSH and Mrs. Ernest HUNTER all of Akron.
The funeral services will be held from the Haldeman home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery west of Akron.

John Edward DECKER, 78, whose wife, Mary HOESEL DECKER, passed away twelve years ago, died Tuesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stella WENTZEL near Monterey, after several weeks' illness.
Surviving are seven children: Mrs. WENTZEL, Charles [DECKER] of Delong; Mrs. Mary ENGEL of Ohio; Elizabeth DECKER and Arthur DECKER of Peru; William [DECKER] of Monterey and Mrs. Adeline SCHESHEL of Monterey; a brother and four sisters.
Funeral rites will be held at the St. Ann Catholic church at 9 a.m. Friday with burial in the nearby cemetery.

Friday, May 14, 1937

Benjamin STEFFEY, aged 68, a former resident of the Mt. Zion neighborhood died at Albion Ind., Thursday at the home of his sister, Mrs. SHRULL. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered one year ago. He had been in Albion since January.
Mr. Steffey for a number of years worked in a railroad shop in Peru. His wife, Mrs. Bessie STEFFEY died February 14, 1936. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Peru.
Survivors are two children, step-son, and two brothers. Omar STEFFEY of this city is a cousin of the deceased.
Funeral services were held from the Hammond Jackson chapel in Peru at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. V. L. CLEAR officiating. Interment was made in the Reyburn Cemetery at Peru.

Manderville O. ROGERS, 62, a farmer, living southwest of Mentone, died at 1:15 this morning at his home following a two year illness.
Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday, May 16 at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Sycamore cemetery.

Manderville O. Rogers was born February 16, 1875 to John and Anna ROGERS. He was married to Myrtle BUGBY 42 years ago and to this union five children were born: Lester ROGERS, Rochester; Mrs. Lowell SMITH, South Bend; Mrs. Kyle GIBSON, Warsaw and Bernard ROGERS, at home; Maurice ROGERS, living near Rochester; four grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Rogers had been a farmer all his life. He was a member of the Brethren church.

Saturday, May 15, 1937

Miss Sylvia LONG, aged 26, Monterey, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 7 o'clock Saturday morning. Death followed an operation for appendicitis.
Miss Long had been in ill health since Christmas and was brought to the hospital ten days ago in a critical condition.
The deceased was born April 12, 1911 at Monterey and was the daughter of Bert and Clara Jane LONG. For a number of years she was employed in the offices of the Culver Military Academy as a stenographer and bookkeeper.
Survivors are the mother and daughter, Mrs. Ione WAGONER, both of Monterey.
The body was moved to a local undertaking parlor where it was prepared for burial. Funeral arrangements were not completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Monday May 17, 1937

Mrs. Emma WALTZ, aged 76, wife of Aaron WALTZ, died at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at her home in Fulton. She had been in ill health for several years following a stroke of paralysis but her condition had been serious only two months.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county on June 17, 1860 and was the daughter of John and Mark BOSSART. She had lived in Fulton county for 45 years and was married on September 10, 1879 at Argos. Mrs.Waltz was a member of the United Brethren Church at Fulton and the Missionary Sociaty of that organization.
Mrs. Waltz is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Mae DOUD, Peru; two sons, Ort [WALTZ], of Richland Center; Jay [WALTZ] of Rochester; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert BOSSART, Rochester, and Isaac BOSSART, of Converse; and one sister, Mrs. Lucinda HAGENBOOK, of Star City.
Funeral rites will be held at the Fulton U.B. Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Valentine R. HAYS, aged 85, prominent resident of Peru and a very active Masonic lodge member, died at his home in Peru, Sunday afternoon after an illness of several months. He was a wheelright and operated a shop in Peru for many years. Survivors include two sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Alice C. RENTZEL of Akron.

Tuesday, May 18, 1937

Following an illness of several months' duration Chester Dewitt TRIMBLE, 73, passed away Tuesday morning at 2:10 o'clock at the home of Howard REED, six miles northwest of Rochester. Mr. Trimble, who had [been] a resident in the Richland Center community throughout his entire life, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.

Clinton Dewitt, son of John and Lydia TRIMBLE, was born on a farm in Richland township in the year of 1864. Mr. Trimble followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
The survivors are a sister, Mrs. Martha EASH, of Muncie; a brother, Jay TRIMBLE, of California, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. D. S. PERRY will be held at the Reed home Thursday afternoon, two o'clock. Interment will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Funeral services were held in Monterey Monday afternoon from the residence for the late Miss Sylvia LONG, who died in the Woodlawn hospital, Saturday from peritonitis which developed following an operation for appendicitis.
Rev. William J. SCHROER, pastor of the St. John's Lutheran Church of this city, officiated. The deceased was a member of the Lutheran Church. Burial was made in the cemetery at Monterey.
Miss Long was employed as a stenographer at the Culver Military Academy for the past five years. She served as correspondent from Monterey for a number of years for The News-Sentinel and also served in like capacity for several other newspapers in northern Indiana.
Miss Long was known by her intimate friends as Peggy LONG. She was slowly improving until Wednesday, when her condition took a change for the worse. A blood transfusion was made Thursday night with the blood being donated by her brother-in-law, J. J. WAGONER.
Relatives and friends from distant points who attended the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Ray TORRENCE, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Harry CRAGON, Mr. and Mrs. Paul CRAGON, Paul and Felitia HARRISON and Howard CRAGON, Royal Center; Mrs. Carl BERWERT, Columbia City; Mr. and Mrs. William THOMAS and two sons, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Laurence ZEHENDER and Miss Dorothy FAULSTICH, South Bend; Edward [SCHULTZ] and Elsie SCHULTZ, LaPorte; Charles BUSHEY, Knox; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard HOFFMAN, Chicago; Mrs. Clifford PEABODY, Argos; Mr. and Mrs. August WENNERSTROM, Harry FRANKLIN, Miss Lerrioll DUDDLESON, Miss Inez CHAPMAN and Mrs. David WHITTED, of Culver.

Wednesday, May 19, 1937

Curtis GINN, 74, well known farmer of the Mt. Zion neighborhood, was found dead in bed early Wednesday morning by his wife. Death was attributed to heart trouble. Mr. Ginn, it was stated, had been in ill health for the past eight or nine months.
He had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the southern and eastern sections of Fulton county.
The deceased who was the son of Thomas and Susan GINN was born on the old KEESEY farm south of Akron in the year 1863. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Elizabeth DOLPH. Mr. Ginn followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life.
The survivors are his wife, two sons, Harlan [GINN] and Ivan GINN, of Warsaw, Ind., and a daughter, Mrs. Gussie WELDIE, of Lima, Ohio.
Funeral arrangements were not completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Royal Centre, Ind., May 18. -- Carol Jean [MAHLER], ten weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer MAHLER, of Monterey, died late Sunday at the Riley hospital in Indianapolis.

The child was taken there ten days previous. The body was brought to the Woltz mortuary in Royal Centre and prepared for burial and was returned to the home near Monterey Monday evening.
The baby is survived by the parents, one brother and one sister. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. Burial was made in the Monterey cemetery.

Thursday, May 20, 1937

Mrs. Vena VanLUE, 35, of Argos, passed away Wednesday evening at the State Hospital in Logansport, where she had been a patient for the past ten years. Funeral services will be held at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos, Saturday afternoon 2:30 (CST) and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Van Lue, who was the daughter of James F. and Sarah A. BECK, was born on a farm east of Rochester. Following her marriage to Freedus VanLUE she removed from Rochester to Argos. The survivors are the husband, four daughters, Ruby [VanLUE], Edith [VanLUE], Margaret [VanLUE] and Treeva [VanLUE], a son Dewey [VanLUE], all of Argos and two brothers Lee BECK and Carl BECK of Rochester.

Mrs. Mary Ellen HOFFMAN, 40, of Gilead, passed away Wednesday evening at the Miami County Hospital in Peru. Death resulted from a ruptured appendix. Mrs. Hoffman had been ill for the past seven weeks.
Mrs. Hoffman, who was the daughter of Theodore and Sarah KEIM, was born on a farm northwest of Gilead. In the year of 1926 she was united in marriage to Ellis HOFFMAN. She was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband, two sons, William Donald [HOFFMAN] and Gerald Dean [HOFFMAN], and three brothers, Clarence [KEIM], Carl [KEIM] and Charles KEIM, all of near Gilead.
Rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Gilead Methodist church with Rev. Alva BAIR officiating. Interment will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Funeral services of Curtis GINN will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at his home in the Mt. Zion neighborhood. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, near Athens.

Mrs. Dow LANDIS, 35, ended her own life by hanging herself in a tool shop at their farm home, four and a half miles northeast of Akron, Thursday morning. The body was found by her husband at 11 a.m. Ill health was believed to have caused the well-known Kosciusko county woman to commit suicide.
The survivors are her husband, an adopted daughter Miss Turrell LANDIS and four brothers, Ike [THOMPSON] and William THOMPSON, of Rochester, and John [THOMPSON] and Jess THOMPSON, of near Akron.
The coroner of Kosciusko county was called to the Landis farm but up until press time today he had not announced his verdict.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Mrs. Odessa HATHAWAY, aged 46, a former resident of Rochester, died at her home in Redlands, California on May 14. She will be remembered by her many friends in Rochester and Kewanna as Odessa WILLIAMS. She was a graduate of the Rochester high school and went to California to make her home a number of years ago. Following is a clipping taken from the Redlands (California) Observer, concerning her death:
Mrs. Odessa L. Hathaway, 420 Ruth avenue, secretary-treasurer of the drama branch of the Community Arts association since its organization, died yesterday afternoon at her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Hathaway was born in Indianapolis, July 13, 1889 and received her education in that state. She was married to the late Arden O. HATHAWAY January 1911. He died in Santa Barbara in 1916.
The Hathaways came to Santa Barbara from the east in 1914 with their young son, Robert [HATHAWAY], a student in the San Luis Obispo Polytechnic school. Their younger son, Arden [HATHAWAY] was born here.
When the Community Arts association and the School of Arts was formed in 1920, Mrs. Hathaway, then at the First National bank, became its secretary and treasurer and remained at the theater in that capacity until a year ago in April, when she resigned because of ill health.
During the early days of the school in the old adobe, and while the Community Arts plays were given at the Old Potter, Mrs. Hathaway had a large share in the growth of the organization. When Lobero was built, she kept the books and the finances, did the secretarial work at the theater, assembled the casts, built up season ticket subscribers and was an invaluable part of the theater in the business offices and back stage.
She had a gift for filling the theater, and year after year she arranged the seating for the season subscribers for all events. She knew everybody's preference for seats and the reasons. Her tirelessness was repaid by the gratitude of the Lobero public. She leaves many friends, who knew her affectionately as "Ann".
She was a member of the First Christian church and was the church organist for years. She was also a member of the Players club and the Business and Professional Women's club.
Mrs. Hathaway is the daughter of the late Andrew Daniel WILLIAMS and Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS, with whom she made her home. Her father, for many years was manager of the Mission theater. She is survived by her mother and by her two sons, Robert and Arden, the latter a student at the State college. She leaves also a sister, Mrs. H. O. ROBINSON of Redlands and a brother, Julian P. WILLIAMS of Woodland. Another brother, Kirk WILLIAMS, a world war veteran, died here some years ago.

Leroy OSBORNE, 52, former Rochester resident, died at St. Margaret's hospital, Hammond at 5 o'clock this morning following a four week illness.
Funeral services will be held from Zimmerman Bros. funeral home with the Rev. F. C. MILLS, of the Christian church, in charge. Interment will be made in I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Leroy Osborne was born Nov. 27, 1884 to Lincoln and Minnie KINGERY OSBORNE. In June 15, 1904 he was married to Lottie STUBBS, Kewanna.
For the past 27 years Mr. Osborne was a resident of Hammond where he was a member of Eagles and Moose lodges.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Minnie STUTESMAN, Hammond; one daughter, Helen SHAW, Culver, and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Mary Ann THOMAS, 70 years of age, died in the home of her son, Clyde THOMAS, two miles northeast of Culver, at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Thomas had spent nearly all her life in the Culver community and was a member of the Hibbard Evangelical church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cecilia SCOTT, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Chloe COLDREN, of Rich Valley; and Mrs. Opal HUNT, of South Bend; and two sons, Clyde L. THOMAS, of Culver, and Floyd THOMAS of Rutland.

Funeral services will be held in the Hibbard Evangelical church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Charles V. TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in Tyner cemetery. Arrangements by Easterday funeral home, Culver.

Friday, May 21, 1937

Funeral services for Mrs. Dow LANDIS, aged 39, who committed suicide Thursday morning by hanging herself in the tool shed at her husband's farm north of Akron, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The last rites will be held from the Log Bethel church northeast of Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at the west edge of Akron.
Mrs. Landis is thought to have committed suicide due to despondency over ill health. Dr. James LAIRD, North Webster, Kosciusko county coroner, released the body to an Akron undertaker. A formal inquest will be held at Warsaw, Monday.
In the obituary which was carried in The News-Sentinel Thursday the names of two of Mrs. Landis' near relatives were omitted through an error. Those whose names were cut out were a brother, Abner THOMPSON, Huntington and a sister, Mrs. Maude HOLLOWAY, of this city.

Funeral services for the late Leroy OSBORNE, former resident of Rochester, who died in a hospital in Hammond, Thursday, will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. F. C. MILLS officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Harry ARMEY, aged 46, mother of nine children, who resided on a farm near Beaver Dam Lake, north of Akron, died at 2:30 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and high blood pressure and followed an illness of nine months duration.
The deceased had lived in the vicinity of Beaver Dam Lake all of her life. She was born on a farm near that lake on February 16, 1891 and was the daughter of J. H. and Fannie WINDBIGLER and was a member of the Church of God at Akron.
Mrs. Armey had been in a semi-conscious state for the past week. She was not told that her son, Rex ARMEY, aged 18, was being held in the jail at Warsaw, after he had confessed to breaking into the Don Lowman filling station, north of Akron, Sunday morning, where he stole considerable loot.
Survivors are the husband, father, nine children, Donald [ARMEY], Paul [ARMEY] and Mrs. Robert MILLER, Fort Wayne; Williard [ARMEY], Lawrence [ARMEY], Rex [ARMEY], Betty [ARMEY], Bobbie [ARMEY] and Denny [ARMEY], all at home; sister, Mrs. Herman SWICK, Akron, and two grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time for The News-Sentinel.

John Franklin KEESEY, aged 66, passed away in the Woodlawn hospital Thursday morning after a short illness due to heart trouble. He was a resident of Wabash for the past twenty years but was a former Fulton county resident.
The deceased was born on a farm in Kosciusko county on December 18, 1870. His parents were Gideon and Margaret (MORTS) KEESEY. For a number of years Mr. Keesey followed the occupation of farming.
He is survived by two sons, Frank [KEESEY] of Rochester and Harry [KEESEY] of Los Angeles, Calif., one daughter, Mrs. Margaret CHRYSLER of Mishawaka, Ind., nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, five brothers and three sisters, C. V. [KEESEY], and W. R. [KEESEY] of Iowa, W. D. [KEESEY], north of Logansport, Elmer G. [KEESEY] and Odie M. [KEESEY], of Akron, Ind., Mrs. J. T. BURDGE of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Mrs. T. H. GUYNN of Peru and Mrs. S. D. DAWSON of Logansport.
The funeral will be held from the home of the son Frank at 1100 Elm St., Rochester, Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Burial in Bowman cemetery near Grass Creek. Rev. E. L. SMITH of the Evangelical church officiating.

DeVerl Leroy [HOLLOWAY], three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. DeVerl HOLLOWAY, 315 Manitou Avenue, died at 9:45 o'clock Friday morning in the Woodlawn hospital following an operation. The child, who was born March 1, 1937, had been sick for the past two weeks. Survivors are the parents and sister Donna Carroll [HOLLOWAY], aged 3. The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.
- - Funeral services will be held from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Home at 10 o'clock Saturday morning with the Rev. Herbert RIGGLE in charge.

Mrs. Booker HOWARD, aged 35, who resided on farm southeast of Akron, died at the Woodlawn hospital during childbirth at 8:30 p.m. Friday. The deceased was brought to the hospital an hour and a half before she succumbed. Information for an obituary was not available today.

Monday, May 24, 1937

Mrs. Eva HOFFMAN LAMB, aged 76, who was a resident of Gilead for over thirty-five years died Friday at the home of her son Charles Lamb in Detroit after an illness of one year due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born on a farm two miles southeast of Gilead and was the daughter of Henry and Mary Ann HOFFMAN. Her husband Simon LAMB preceded her in death. Mrs. Lamb was a member of the Methodist Church at Gilead.
Survivors are three sons, Ellis LAMB of this city, Charles LAMB, Detroit, and Earl LAMB, Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Anna MILLER, Jackson, Mich., and Mrs. Ruth GOW, Detroit; four brothers, Noah [HOFFMAN], Samuel [HOFFMAN] and Hiram HOFFMAN all of Akron, and George HOFFMAN, Glendale, Cal.; sister, Miss Ida HOFFMAN, Glendale, Cal., and several grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church in Gilead at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. C. Emery SMITH officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Gilead.

Tuesday, May 25, 1937

Edward [D.] GAGNON, aged 62, prominent and wealthy farmer residing five miles northeast of Akron, died at his farm home at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was due to heart trouble, he having suffered with the same since August 1.
The deceased was born on a farm near beaverville, Ill., on August 1, 1874. His parents were Edward and Monick GAGNON. Forty-one years ago he was married to Armin BLAIR.
Twenty-five years ago the Gagnon family moved to the Akron vicinity to reside. Mr. Gagnon was a devout Catholic and was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Wabash.

Survivors are the widow and eleven children, Mrs. William HANCOCK and Walter GAGNON, Roann; Floyd [GAGNON], Oneal [GAGNON], Arthur [GAGNON], Russell [GAGNON], Wilford [GAGNON], Lawrence [GAGNON], Orval [GAGNON], Rosswell [GAGNON] and Blair [GAGNON] all of Akron. A daughter died several years ago.
The funeral services will be held from the Log Bethel Church northeast of Akron at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning with Father Charles J. A. SCHOLL, pastor of St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Wabash officiating. Interment will be made in the Silver Creek Cemetery which adjoins the church.

Wednesday, May 26, 1937

Mrs. Bertha GROSSMAN, 55, of Argos, passed away Wednesday morning in the Providence hospital, Detroit, Mich., where she had been confined for the past two weeks. The deceased who was the wife of Otto L. GROSSMAN, mortician, had been in ill health for several years. She underwent a major operation on Tuesday, May 18th.
Mrs. Grossman had been a resident of Argos throughout her entire life. In the year of 1903 she was united in marriage to Otto L. Grossman. She was the daughter of Frank and Sarah HUFFMAN. The survivors are her husband; a brother, R. C. HUFFMAN, of Detroit, and a niece and nephew.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press. The body will be returned to the Grossman home in Argos late today.

A bronze urn containing the ashes of Mary Martilla CANNON, wife of the late Elijah W. CANNON, will arrive at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos Thursday and will be buried in Maple Grove cemetery Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock Daylight Saving Time.
Mrs. Cannon, a former resident of Argos, died in Clear Lake, Wash., some months ago and her body was cremated. Her two daughters, Mrs. Grace SWEARINGEN, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. H. A. TRUDEAU, of Clear Lake, Wash., one son, Oliver CANNON, of Lost Springs, Wyoming, and several grandchildren survive. Paul SWEARINGEN, of Plymouth, is a grandson.

Thursday, May 27, 1937

Funeral services for Mrs. Otto GROSSMAN, who died in a hospital in Detroit, Mich., Wednesday will be held from the Grossman home 408 North Michigan Street, Argos at 3:30 p.m. (CST) Friday. Rev. R. H. CROWDER, pastor of the Argos Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be made in the New Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth. The body will lie in state at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos until 10:30 a.m. Friday when it will be moved to the residence. Friends may call either at the funeral parlor or at the home to pay their respects.

Friday, May 28, 1937

Wabash, May 28. -- Supposedly despondent over poor health and worried about farm crops which he feared would be lost this year, Walter SEELY, 45-year-old World war veteran hanged himself in a barn at his home near Laketon yesterday.
The body was found by an ll-year-old son, Lawrence [SEELY], who cut the rope and made a futile effort to revive his father before other relatives were called. The son said that his father was still alive when he cut the rope but died a short time later.
He had lived near Laketon for the past four years. In addition to the widow and son there are two daughters, Clara [SEELY] and Elsie [SEELY], both at home and a sister, Mrs. C. E. STALEY of Iowa Falls, Ia.
Funeral services will be held at Laketon at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, May 29, 1937

Fred MURPHY, 53, an employee of the CKR Shovel factory, in Akron, dropped dead while at his work in the factory shortly after eight o'clock Saturday morning. According to fellow employees, Murphy had not complained being ill and his death was a most severe shock to his family and friends.
Mr. Murphy, who resides on a small farm a half mile east of Akron, had been a resident of that community for over 25 years. His wife was Miss Amanda IMHOFF. Four daughters survive with the widow.
A more complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's issue of The News-Sentinel. Funeral arrangements had not been announced prior to press time Saturday; however it was believed, that the services would be held Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Minnie BUTLER, former resident of Rochester and Macy and the wife of Warren BUTLER, 1831 George street, Logansport, died at her home in Logansport at 3:45 o'clock Friday afternoon following a heart attack.
Mrs. Butler had been in ill health for several weeks and recently was confined in the Cass County Hospital in Logansport, where she was taking treatment.
The deceased was a resident of Rochester when her husband was deputy sheriff of Fulton county. Later Mr. Butler moved to Logansport where he served two terms as sheriff of Cass county and four years as chief of police of Logansport.
Mrs. Butler's maiden name was [Minnie] McDOWELL. Her family were pioneers in the Macy community. Mrs. George BLACK and Mrs. Winona HOOVER of this city are sisters-in-law of Mrs. Butler. They left their homes in this city for Logansport Friday afternoon upon receipt of the death of their relative.
The deceased was prominent in the activities of Fidelity lodge number 58 Order of the Eastern Star at Logansport and also of the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Logansport of which she was a devout member.
Surviving are the husband, a son, Ben [BUTLER], of Omaha, Nebraska, and three brothers, Charles [McDOWELL] and Harry McDOWELL of Logansport and Horace McDOWELL of Macy.
The funeral arrangements will be completed as soon as word is received from the son Ben.

Mrs. Electra A. KERSEY, 79, widow of the late Isaac KERSEY, who died in 1914, expired at her home, five miles east of Kewanna Friday evening after an illness of about one week.
Surviving the deceased are: two daughters, Mrs. John LAMB, Mishawaka; Mrs. Arthur SHOWLEY, near Kewanna; a son, Edward [KERSEY], of Logansport; one brother, Alex MARTIN, who made his home with the deceased; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the home at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, Rev. ATWOOD of Fulton officiating; interment in Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, June 1, 1937

William Charles MILLER, aged 69, who resides on a farm three miles northwest of Kewanna, died in the Cass County Hospital in Logansport Tuesday morning after an illness of ten days due to complications.
The deceased was born in Ohio on May 4, 1868 and was the son of Elias and Amanda MILLER. He had lived in the Kewanna community for 53 years.
Mr. Miller was married to Alice HUBER when he was 21 years of age. He has followed the occupation of farming throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Masonic, Eastern Star and Odd Fellows lodges in Kewanna.
Survivors are the widow, daughter, Mrs. L. E. SNYDER, South Bend; four sons, Huber [MILLER], Lenton, N.D.; Donald [MILLER], Chicago; Elias [MILLER] and Robert [MILLER], Kewanna; sister Mrs. Leona CRAIG, Rochester; brother Moses MILLER, South Bend, and seven grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

George W. BRYANT, aged 75, retired farmer, passed away Sunday evening at the home of his son Orbie, of Macy, Ind. Death resulted from pneumonia following an illness of a few days' duration.
Mr. Bryant was born in Miami county, in the vicinity of Macy, on December 16th, 1861. He was the son of Samuel and Nancy BRYANT. Mr. Bryant was united in wedlock to Ada SKINNER on March 7th, 1888. He followed the occupation of farming up until a few years ago when he retired.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Goldie WELCH, of Peru; Mrs. Lopis HURD, of Macy; Mrs. L. E. EDWARDS of North Manchester; [son Orbie BRYANT, of Macy]; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. DUNLAP will be held at the Orbie Bryant home, Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Five Corners cemetery.

Funeral services were held from the Church of God in Akron at 2 p.m. Monday for Fred MURPHY, aged 53, who died while at work in the CKR company in Akron Saturday morning. Death was due to a heart attack.
The services were in charge of Rev. Herman HEDGES of Auburn and burial was made in the cemetery at Chili.
The deceased was born in Chili and lived in Akron for 30 years. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. William MURPHY. He was married in Chili in 1905 to Amanda IMHOFF. Mr. Murphy was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Warden PERRY, Akron, Mrs. George IVEN and Mrs. James HILL, North Manchester, and Miss Nada Joline MURPHY, at home, five grandchildren and three sisters.

Mrs. L. D. ELEY, 70, of Plymouth, Ind., passed away at her home in that city, Tuesday morning. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered about 16 days ago. Funeral services will be held at the Plymouth Catholic church, Thursday morning, nine o'clock, Daylight saving time.

Jacob Benton SLUSSER, 62, farmer of near Macy, expired during the noon hour Sunday in Dukes hospital, Peru, following a three days' illness from sinus infection. Mr. Slusser, who followed the occupation of farming had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
The deceased, who was the son of Jess and Elizabeth SLUSSER, was born in Putnam county, Ind., and came to Miami county when but two years of age. On July 21, 1896, he was united in marriage to Reba FENNIMORE.
The survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Edna GRABER, of Perrysburg; Mrs. Paul STROMINGER, of Peru; Miss Retha SLUSSER, at home; two sons, Jesse [SLUSSER] at home, and Roy SLUSSER of Evansville, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Joe KOCHENDERFER, of Rochester, and Mrs. Wesley HARTMAN of Peru, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. DUNLAP officiating. Interment was made in the Macy cemetery.

Wednesday, June 2, 1937

Winamac, Ind., June 2. -- Injuries suffered when kicked by a mule, Monday night, proved fatal to Ora N. PUCKETT, 41, farmer of Pulaski county.
The man was injured Monday morning while working alone. Unable to walk after being injured, he dragged himself three-quarters of a mile to a road, where he was picked up and taken to the Carneal hospital here.
Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kennedy funeral home. Burial is to be in Wanatah, Ind.
Mr. Puckett had resided in Pulaski county practically all his life. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Della READING, Winamac, Mrs. Amelia PUCKETT and Mrs. Effie HANDCOCK, Tipton county, and Mrs. Anna CGOLF [?], Wanatah.

Funeral services for William Charles MILLER, who died in the Cass county hospital in Logansport yesterday, will be held from the Miller farm home three miles northwest of Kewanna, at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. O. R. SIDES, pastor of the Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewanna. The Eastern Star and Odd Fellows lodges will conduct ritualistic services in the Miller home Wednesday evening and the Kewanna Masonic lodge will be in charge of the committal services at the cemetery Thursday afternoon.

Warsaw, June 2. -- Near Oil City, Pa., on Friday, Mr. and Mrs. Samual KNOOP lost their lives in an automobile accident while enroute to Winona Lake to visit with J. E. BEYER. The accident happened as the Knoop auto was running along smooth pavement when something happened to the steering gear.
The auto plunged into a tree at the side of the road with disastrous results. Mr. Knoop never regained consciousness. Both were taken to the hospital in Oil City where both passed away, Mrs. Knoop breathing only a few times following her arrival at the hospital. Mr. Knoop died of his injuries on Saturday morning.
Samuel Knoop spent his earlier years with his family near Claypool and as a young man was well known in Warsaw. He was a nephew of J. E. Beyer. Mrs. Knoop previous to her marriage resided at Rochester. Their home for the past several years was in Brooklyn, N.Y. Samuel Knoop was the son of the late Andrew Knoop of Claypool.

For a long period, Mr. Knoop was the treasurer of the BEYER BROS. commission house in New York City. The bodies were conveyed to Fostoria, Ohio, where the funeral services for them were held on Monday.

Peru, Ind., June 2. -- Charles CLIFTON, 65, prominent Peru building contractor, died early today of pneumonia at an Indianapolis hospital, where he had been a patient for several weeks. The body is at the Allen mortuary.
Mr. Clifton was a life-long rsident of Peru and was the third generation in his family to engage in the general contracting business here. He was born in Peru, March 5, 1872, and united in marriage with Lucile LAWRENCE April 12, 1908.
Surviving besides the widow are three children, John CLIFTON, who had engaged in the contracting business with his father, Miss Alice CLIFTON, high school librarian, both at home, and Miss Mary CLIFTON, of California.
Mr. Clifton was trustee and member of the choir of the First Baptist church, charter member of Peru Rotary, a York rite Mason, and an accomplished musician, for many years leader of the Third Regiment band.

Thursday, June 3, 1937

Mrs. Annie CHAPMAN, 87, a native of England, passed away at the home of her son, Walter D. Chapman, North Michigan street, Argos, Ind., at 11 o'clock Wednesday evening. Death resulted from complications after an illness of several years duration.
Mrs. Chapman who was the daughter of David and Elizabeth KERSHAW, was born at Rochdale, Langchestershire, Eng., on October 20, 1849. She came to America with her parents when but a child and settled in the Argos community in the year of 1856, coming there from Homer, Ill. On September 15, 1869, she was united in marriage to Charles B. CHAPMAN, who preceded her in death several years ago.
The survivors are a son, Walter D. [CHAPMAN], of Argos; a brother, A. L. KERSHAW, of Bismark, N.D., and a sister, Mrs. C. M. TOWNSEND, of Knox, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon 3 o'clock at the home of her son. Rev. Richard CROWDER will oficiate. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Friday, June 4, 1937

The Rev. G. R. CRANE, pastor of the First United Brethren church, Huntington, and former pastor of churches of that denomination in Fulton and Rochester, received a cablegram Thursday advising him of the death of his father, Herbert CRANE, in a hospital at Morpeth, England.
The Rev. Mr. Crane about three years ago went to England to spend some time with his father and sister, both living in Morpeth.
The cablegram telling of the death was the first word that Rev. Crane had of the elder man's illness, making it a great shock to the former local minister.

Saturday, June 5, 1937

Henry D. HOWELL, a pioneer citizen of Kewanna, passed away at his home Friday afternoon, 12:10 o'clock, following a week's illness from complications. Mr. Howell who had resided in Kewanna for practically all of his life had a host of friends throughout that community.
Mr. Howell, who was the son of Dr. John Q. and Rebecca HOWELL was born in Ohio on November 13th, 1855. He came to Kewanna with his parents when but a small lad. On December 25th, 1876 he was united in marriage to Ida CLELAND, the ceremony being pronounced at Kewanna. His wife preceded him in death a little over a year ago. Mr. Howell for many years was engaged in the mercantile and real estate business in Kewanna. He was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, the Masonic Order and the Knights of Pythias lodge of Logansport.
The survivors are a nephew and two cousins of Wabash, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison Funeral Home, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. O. R. SIDES in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Mrs. Elizabeth NEWBY, 83, for many years a resident of Logansport and widow of John A. NEWBY, passed away at 4 o'clock Friday morning at the family residence, 809 West Broadway, after a lingering illness.
She was born on a farm in Wayne township in Fulton county and resided there during her youth.
Mrs. Newby was a member of the Westside Presbyterian Church in Logansport and was active in the affairs of the church until her health failed.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Isabel SKINNER of Logansport; Mrs. Ethel SCHMIDT of Oakland, Cal.; Mrs. Alice CLARK of Muncie; three sons, James H. NEWBY, John NEWBY and Harry NEWBY, all of Logansport; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, William HARRISON of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; James HARRISON of Tacoma, Wash., and one sister, Mrs. Agnes HENDRICKSON of Grass Creek.
Private funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the home in Logansport conducted by Rev. Cash KREIGH of the Westside Presbyterian church and burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery in Logansport. Friends are invited to call at the home between the hours of 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 7, 1937

Thomas D. DAVIS, aged 75, died suddenly Sunday evening at his home 1309 Bancroft Avenue, following a heart attack. He had suffered with heart trouble for the past four years but his death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased was born on a farm near Fulton on February 10, 1862. His parents were Albert and Rebecca (DECKER) DAVIS. He lived on farms near Fulton until 27 years ago when he came to Rochester to take charge of the GOULD Orchard.
He was married to Alta WOLFE in this city on October 27, 1927. This was his second marriage. Mr. Davis was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges in Fulton and the United Brethren Church in this city.
Survivors are the widow; step-daughter Jane NELSON at home; daughter Mrs. Imogene BURBANK, Stockton, Cal., and a brother Alfred DAVIS of Bay, Arkansas.
The funeral has been set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the residence with Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH in charge, assisted by Rev. Loren STINE of Hammond. Interment will be made in the Citizen's Cemetery.
In event the daughter in California signifies her intention of coming to this city to attend her father's funeral the hour will be changed.

Henry J. GOWLAND, 77, of Argos expired Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at his home on Logan street following an illness of several months' duration. Death resulted from complications. The deceased had been a resident of Argos for the past seven years coming to that community from Dayton, Mich.
Mr. Gowland was born in Illinois on May 31, 1860, the son of George B. and Mary Ann GOWLAND. In the year of 1888 he was united in marriage to Maude SEEMAN, of Goodland, Ind. The deceased, who was a retired farmer, was a member of the Mt. Ayre, Ind. Methodist church. The survivors are the widow, two sons, George B. [GOWLAND] of LaPorte, Ind.; John E. [GOWLAND], of Buchanan, Mich., seven daughters, Mrs. Claude SHELDON, Pauline, Mich.; Mrs. Mary KOLHOSS, Mrs. Ed SLOCUM, Miss Jesse GOWLAND, Miss Belle GOWLAND, all of Buchanan, Mich., Mrs. Robert STYLES, of Plymouth, and Mrs. Joseph KENDALL, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos, Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock (CST). Rev. Richard CROWDER will officiate. Interment will be made in the Buchanan, Mich. cemetery.

Basil M. CLINE, 77, retired farmer residing near Twelve Mile, succumbed at the Cass county hospital in Logansport late Saturday afternoon from heart disease. He had been a patient at the hospital since Tuesday.
Mr. Cline, a native of Adams township, is survived by two sons Joseph [CLINE] at home and Marion [CLINE] of Adams township and two daughters, Mrs. W. E. FINK, 930 Twentieth street, this city and Mrs. Roy HAWKINS of near Twelve Mile.
Funeral services will be held at the Chase and Miller chapel in Logansport, at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Mexico cemetery. The body will remain at the chapel.

Mrs. Effie F. JOHNSON, aged 72, died at her home 1314 College Avenue Sunday morning after a long illness due to heart trouble and other complications.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county and was born on a farm near Fulton on February 5, 1865. Her parents were Allen and Anna DOUGLAS.
Mrs. Johnson has been a resident of Rochester for a number of years. Her husband Wiley JOHNSON preceded her in death on January 19, 1932.
Survivors are two sons Alvin [JOHNSON] and Amos JOHNSON, two daughters, Mrs. Ida RICHARD and Mrs. Ellen PETTY, all of this city, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be made in the Salem Cemetery southwest of Fulton.

Tuesday, June 8, 1937

Edward S. MARTIN, life-long resident of Fulton, Ind., passed away at his home Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Death resulted from uremic poisoning following an illness of six months. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties.
Edward, son of Alfred and Hannah (SEARLES) MARTIN, was born in Fulton on September 7th, 1859. On October 1st, 1879 he was united in marriage to Cecelia ELTZROTH. His wife preceded him in death in the year 1929. For many years Mr. Martin operated a threshing outfit in Liberty township. He was also the first rural mail carrier in that community, his route being from Fulton to Rochester.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles PATTERSON of Fulton, at whose home Mr Martin expired; a son Reuben S. MARTIN, of Fulton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Ditmire Funeral Home. Interment will be made in the Fultn cemetery.

Anderson, Ind., June 8. -- Funeral services and burial will be held at Bicknell, his former home, for Merle CHAMBERS, 28-year-old assistant football coach at Anderson High School, killed in an automobile accident near Bowling Green, Ky., early Monday morning.
James HUGHES and Russell HIGGINBOTHAM, members of the high school's state championship basketball team, were injured, though not seriously, Hughes surfering a broken arm.
The party was returning from Atlanta, Ga., where the young athletes had conferred on entering Georgia Tech.
Higginbotham was driving when an automobile driven on the left side of the highway by a Bowling Green motorist crashed the Indiana car, killing Chambers instantly, according to information sent back by Archie CHADD, director of athletics in Anderson schools, who went to Bowling Green today to take charge of the body.
Chambers had been connected with the athletic staff here two years and was a graduate of Indiana State Teachers College, where he had played football three years. He also played football with the Bicknell High School team.
He was baskteball coach at Fulton high school three years before coming to Anderson to join Chadd's coaching staff. While at Fulton, Chambers' teams were very successful and one year won the county championship.

Wednesday, June 9, 1937

Two deaths occurred early Wednesday morning in the vicinity of Leiters Ford. The first was that of Mrs. George OLDS, 70. The deceased spent most of her life in the vicinity of Monterey and Winamac.
The other lady who died was Mrs. George GUISE, aged 74, of Delong. Death resulted from complications which came in the wake of a hip fracture which was suffered a few weeks ago. Complete obituaries and funeral arrangements will be published in Thursday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Mrs. Charles M. [Mary N. JOHNSON] WALTERS, 64, a former resident of this city, passed away at her home in North Manchester, Indiana at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Death resulted from a heart attack. Prior to the fatal attack she had been enjoying exceptionally good health.
Mrs. Walters resided in Rochester, Kewanna and Leiters Ford for a number of years and is well known throughout both Wabash and Fulton counties.
The deceased who was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (FOX) JOHNSON was born on a farm in Aubbeenaubbee township in March of the year 1873. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Charles M. WALTERS. She was a member of the Methodist church of North Manchester.
The survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Charles F. KREIGHBAUM, of Lafayette, Ind.; Mrs. Roy JUDY, of North Manchester; two sisters, Mrs. Erdine O'BLENIS, and Mrs. William WILSON, both of Rochester; one brother Loren JOHNSON, of Leiters Ford and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church, North Manchester. Burial will be made in a North Manchester cemetery.

Thursday, June 10, 1937

Funeral services for Mrs. Phoebe Runay [HAWK WOLFE] GUISE, who succumbed Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William THOMAS, of Delong, will be held Friday morning, 10:30 o'clock, at the Delong church. Rev. W. W. CRIDER will officiate and interment will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Phoebe Runay, daughter of Emanuel and Sarah HAWK, was born in Ohio on July 4th, 1864. She had been a resident of Indiana for over 57 years. Her first husband was John WOLFE, and following his death she was married to George GUISE, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Guise was a member of the Methodist church and the Gleaners lodge.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. William THOMAS, of Delong; a son, John H. WOLFE, of Hammond and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ora LONG, of Auburn, Ind.; Mrs. Vena BAILEY, of Litchfield, Mich.; Mrs. Freda LAKE, of Decatur; Lenzo HAWK, of Willard, Ohio. Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Rose OVERMYER OLDS, passed away Wednesday morning 2:30 o'clock at her home 515 South Main street, in South Bend. Death resulted from dropsy and heart trouble. Mrs. Olds had been in Ill health for the past four years. She had been a resident of South Bend for the past eight years, moving there from this city where she had resided for over 32 years.
Mrs. Olds who was the daughter of Israel and Sarah (MYERS) OVERMYER was born in Winamac, Ind., on August 31, 1872. She was united in marriage to George W. OLDS on April 18th, 1896, the ceremony being pronounced in Pulaski county. Mrs. Olds was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge of Rochester.
The survivors are her husband and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary REINHOLT, of Winamac; Mrs. Harriett YOUNG, of Winamac; Mrs. Della SMITH and Mrs. Emma SMITH of Rochester; Henry OVERMYER of Rochester; Dr. George OVERMYER, of Ritsel, Wash.; Fred OVERMYER, of Denver, Colo.; and Tom OVERMYER, of Monterey.
The body which was taken to the Luckenbill Chapel at Leiters Ford, was returned to the home of Mrs. Della Smith, of this city, today.
Funeral services will be held at the Richland Center church, Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of South Bend, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Friday, June 11, 1937

Mrs. Viola Maie [EDINGER] MOWE, life-long resident of this community passed away Thursday evening at her home 528 West 9th Street, this city. Death resulted from heart trouble. Mrs. Mowe had been in a serious condition since March 25th. The deceased had a host of friends in Rochester and throughout Fulton county.
Viola Maie, daughter of Christopher and Sarah Anne (TRIBBETT) EDINGER was born on a farm 10 miles northwest of this city and her entire life was spent in the vicinity of Rochester, with the exception of three years residency in California. On April 3rd, 1881 she was united in marriage to David Washington MOWE, the ceremony being pronounced in this city. Mrs. Mowe was a member of the Rochester Christian church and was an ardent worker in that religious organization.
The survivors are a son, Lee MOWE, of New Orleans, La.; a sister, Mrs. Lillie GATES, of Huntington, Ind.; a half-sister, Mrs. Della KEEL, of Argos, Ind.; and a grandson, Lee [MOWE], Jr. Three daughters, Ivy [MOWE], Myrtle [MOWE] and Bessie [MOWE] preceded her in death as did two sons, Earl [MOWE] and Carl [MOWE].
Funeral services will be held at the Christian church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. Chas. MILLS officiating. The funeral date however may be changed in event the son Lee Mowe fails to arrive in time.
The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends are invited to call.

Saturday, June 12, 1937

LaPorte, Ind., June 12. -- Emmet SCOTT, 63, prominent in the civic, political, industrial and educational life of this community for many years, died at his home, 1420 Indiana avenue, Thursday night at 6 o'clock, following an illness of 10 days with a heart ailment.
Mr. Scott had been active in recent years in the direction of a number of farms he owned in Fulton county, Indiana, near Rochester, and was a leader in new development in agriculture. Until he was forced to bed by his last illness, he maintained his keen interest in this agricultural work.
Son of a pioneer LaPorte county family, Mr. Scott spent almost his entire life here, variously engaged in industrial enterprises. During his adult life he was active in civic affairs and served his community in many ways. He was twice a candidate for mayor of LaPorte and served as a city councilman and as a member of the board of education. He was also president of the LaPorte New-Church society and one of its trustees.
Mr. Scott was born Oct. 7, 1873, in Saginaw, Mich., the son of Emmet Hoyt SCOTT and Mary Relief NILES SCOTT. His parents were residing in Saginaw at the time. When he was three they returned to LaPorte. His family was a pioneer one here. Mr. Scott's uncle, William NILES, was the first white child born in LaPorte.
Mr. Scott obtained his preliminary education in schools here. He was graduated from high school here and enrolled in the University of Michigan, from which he was graduated in 1895 with the degree of Bachelor of Literature and mechanical engineering. His family had a long record of academic achievement before him. Seven generations of his family on the Niles side had obtained college degrees, beginning with Samuel NILES, who earned a degree from Harvard in 1699.
As a young man Mr. Scott engaged in various industrial activities. With a number of associates he established the first gas plants in Petoskey, Mich., and Rochester, Ind. He was associated with the old Niles and Scott wheel factory here. Later he became president of the Kumfy-Kab company which manufactured baby carriages.
Mr. Scott was active in politics. After serving on the city council he ran for mayor on a fusian ticket in 1913 and was defeated by David H. McGILL, Republican, who won by 70 votes. In 1921 Mr. Scott ran on the Republican ticket against Herman W. SALLWASSER, who was elected mayor after a close race.
Mr. Scott was elected a Republican member of the city board of education and served from 1923 to 1928. At the same time he was a valuable member of the city library board, which is composed of members of the board of education.

Acrive in church affairs, Mr. Scott was president of the New-Church society here. He was also a member of the board of the Illinois Association of the New-Church. Mr. Scott was a former member of the Ruch C. Sabin Home and was also a former director of the First National Bank and Trust company.
In 1906 Mr. Scott was united in marriage to Miss Louise BOSSERMAN of LaPorte. She and their son, Hoyt Hamilton SCOTT, survive him. Mrs. E. A. RUMELY, of LaPorte, a sister and her family, also survive, in addition to a number of relatives. With his sister, Mr. Scott donated Scott field to LaPorte in 1925.
When he was a member of the city council he donated his salary for the purchase of the land on which the Maple school and its playground now stands. This was the first playground in the city. Mr. Scott also donated the equiment for it.
In recent years Mr. Scott's outstanding community work was his leadership in the LaPorte League for Tax Reduction, later the LaPorte Taxpayers league, of which he was secretary.
Funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. Rollo K. BILLINGS, pastor of the New-Church officiating. Services at the grave in Pine Lake cemetery will be private.

Following an illness of but a few days' duration, Mrs. Mary A. [RADKEY] TUTTLE, 221, East 5th Street, this city, passed away at Woodlawn hospital, 2:25 a.m. Saturday. Death was attributed to a strangulation of the bowels. Mrs. Tuttle had been seriously ill since last Monday.
Mary A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl RADKEY, was born at Michigan City, Ind., on September 24th, 1866. She had been a resident of this city for the past 15 years coming here from Culver, Ind. In the year of 1921, she was united in marriage to Henry TUTTLE, at Logansport, Ind. Mrs. Tuttle was a member of the Spanish-American Veterans Auxiliary.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. C. A. DIEHL, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Clinton TUTTLE, of Logansport; Mrs. Frank MURRAY, of this city; two sons, Phillip C. BURGMAN of Chicago; George F. BURGMAN, of Seattle, Wash.; two step-children, Mrs. Roy McFARLAND, of Mishawaka and Clinton TUTTLE of Logansport; 12 grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. B. G. FIELD will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport. Graveside services will be held there.
The body of Mrs. Tuttle will lie in state at the above mentioned funeral home, where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Monday, June 14, 1937

Joseph KEEVER, 82, well-known resident of Akron, passed away Sunday morning at 5:15 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl TROUTMAN. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered last Wednesday morning. He had resided in Akron for the past 22 years, coming to that town from Roann in which vicinity he followed the occupation of farming for a long number of years.
Joseph, son of Jackson and Fanny KEEVER, was born on a farm near Laketon, Indiana, on August 27th, 1855. On August 27th, 1876 he was united in marriage to Mary R. JOHN, the ceremony being pronounced at Gilead, Ind. by the Rev. Jess MEYERS. His wife preceded in death April 18th, 1918. The deceased was a member of the Church of God and the Masonic lodge.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Maude TROUTMAN, of Akron; a granddaughter, Patricia [TROUTMAN]; a brother, William KEEVER, of Texas. Miss Pauline KEEVER and Mrs. Mary ROBESON, both of this city are nieces of Mr. Keever.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Akron Church of God. Rev. HEDGES of Auburn will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Aaron ALSPACH, 67, well-known sorghum and cider mill operator, of Leiters Ford, passed away at the home of his brother, Ephriam Alspach, Saturday evening at 9:30 o'clock. Death resulted from a bullet wound in his left temple, which was inflicted by his own hand on June 7th. The aged man who had operated a pressing mill at Leiters Ford for over two score of years made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Ephriam ALSPACH for the past six years. His health for the last number of years was greatly impaired by a stroke of paralysis and it was this physical affliction which caused him to end his life.
Last Monday morning, Mr. Alspach went to a shed near the cider mill and fired a bullet from an old .32 calibre pistol into his left temple. He then staggered to the house where his siter-in-law summoned neighbors and physicians. He was brought to Woodlawn hospital where he received surgical attention and was later removed to his home where he died without regaining complete consciousness.
Aaron, son of Ambrose and Samantha (ANGLEMYER) ALSPACH was born in Miami County, Ind., on October 19th, 1869. All of his life was spent in Miami and Fulton counties with the exception of a few years in North Dakota. He was a violinist in the ALSPACH BROTHERS and LOWE orchestra which attained considerable fame throughout northern Indiana and several times their small musical organization had broadcasting engagements over Chicago and Ft. Wayne stations. Mr. Alspach was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
The survivors are four brothers, Ephriam [ALSPACH], Leiters Ford; Alfred [ALSPACH], of Rochester; Lester [ALSPACH] of Ray, N.D., and Charles [ALSPACH], of Trenton, N.D.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Luckenbill Funeral Chapel, Leiters Ford. Rev. W. W. CRIDER will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

Ralph D. FRETZ passed away Saturday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray FRETZ, 1207 South Monroe street, this city. Death resulted from complications which came in the wake of pneumonia. Mr. Fretz had been in ill health over a period of ten months.
The deceased, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. FRETZ, was born August 27th, 1883 at Waterloo, (DeKalb county) Indiana. He removed to Rochester with his parents when quite young, and remained in this city until he was 20 years of age. Mr. Fretz was married to Margaret TRUMBLE, of LaPorte. For many years he was employed at the Low Bros. Clothing store, of LaPorte; upon leaving LaPorte he was employed in South Bend for several years by the Max Adler and Gilbert Clothing companies. Later he entered the clothing sales business for himself with offices at Grand Rapids, Mich.
The deceased was a member of the Baptist church and the Masonic Order of LaPorte.
The survivors are his wife, Margaret [FRETZ], a daughter, Mrs. LeRoy HIGHTOWER, and a son Edward FRETZ, all of California, his father Benjamin F. Fretz, step-mother, Mrs. Phoebe FRETZ; a twin brother, Ray B. FRETZ, and a sister Mrs. Howard DuBOIS, all of this city.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the B. F. Fretz residence. Rev. Charles MILLS of the Church of Christ will officiate. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, June 15, 1937

The ashes of W. E. HERENDEEN, a former merchant of this city, who died in Los Angeles, Calif., on Dec. 16, 1934, have been sent here for interment. The ashes will be held until members of the Herendeen family arrive in this city for the commital service. Mr. Herendeen who was 77 years of age at his death, died from a cerebral hemorrhage.

Wednesday, June 16, 1937

Menno VanBORSUM, 61, Terre Haute, pensioned union tinner, died today from a heart attack while riding in a car on State Road 31 south of Fulton. Van Borsum who was hitch-hiking was given a lift by Paul A. BENNING, 45, of 814 South 18th street, Terre Haute and Lamont SWEET, 45, also of Terre Haute. The Terre Haute men knew each other.

Mrs. Mary [TUTMAN] ESHELMAN, aged 83, passed away at noon Wednesday at the home of her son, Clarence ESHELMAN, a mile and a half northeast of this city. Death resulted from complications. Although Mrs. Eshelman had been in failing health for several months, her condition did not become serious until last Wednesday.
Mrs. Eshelman who was born in Ohio had been a resident of Fulton county for practically all of her life. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob TUTMAN. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church. The survivors are a son, Clarence [ESHELMAN], and three sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon, 2 o'clock at the Clarence Eshelman home, with Rev. ESHELMAN of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
A more detailed obituary will be published in Thursday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Funeral services were held in Toledo, Ohio today for Mrs. E. E. TAYLOR, a former resident of this city who succumbed Sunday at the home of her son, Everett TAYLOR, 4028 Brookside Road, Toledo. Mrs. Taylor's maiden name was HENDERSON and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James HENDERSON. Her brother, Elmer HENDERSON, city street superintendent, Mrs. Henderson and daughter, Edith [HENDERSON] and son, Howard [HENDERSON] attended the services.

Winamac, Ind., June 16. -- Charles STAMER, 55, died at the Woodlawn hospital, Rochester, late Monday night following a major operation to which he submitted one week ago.
Surviving are a brother, John [STAMER], of Beaver township, Pulaski county.
Funeral rites will be held at the Evangelical church in Beaver township at 2 o'clock Thursday in the Francesville cemetery.

Thursday, June 17, 1937

The body of Menon VanBORSUM, Terre Haute, was claimed today by relatives and returned to his home. Van Borsum died yesterday as a car in which he was riding with Paul BENNING and Lamont SWEET, both of Terre Haute neared Fulton.
Van Borsum was hitchhiking in Road 35 near Indianapolis and was given a lift by the two Terre Haute men who knew him. Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, held that death was due to a heart attack.
Benning and Sweet were enroute to South Bend to attend the state encampment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars as delegates from their post in Terre Haute when they came upon Van Borsum.
The deceased was a retired member of the tinners union at Terre Haute. Survivors are the widow and two daughters.

Mrs. Arthur MATTIX, 45, North Sugar street, Argos, committed suicide by hanging at her home this morning following an illness of several months. She was found by her son, Loren [MATTIX], 11.
Mrs. Mattix was in good spirits at breakfast time this morning. She had been busy early with her ironing and gave no indication of the impending tragedy.
The son discovered the body when he returned at 11 a.m. from a trip to the business district in Argos. He first tried to enter his mother's bedroom and found the door locked.
Loren then tried to look into his parents' bedroom through an outside window and found the shade drawn. The lad then climbed through a transom and discovered his mother's lifeless body.
An Argos doctor was called and found that Mrs. Mattix had died. Dr. James VORE, Plymouth, Marshall county coroner, was called and took charge of the body.
Mrs. Mattix had committed suicide by tieing a clothes line to a bedpost. She fastened a noose at one end of the rope and then dropped the weight of her body. Only her toes were dragging the floor and had she desired she could have saved her life. The son released his mother's body before calling a doctor.
Mrs. Mattix it is said had expressed a desire to end her life as she feared she was going insane. Her maiden name was [M. Josephine] SULLIVAN and she had resided at Argos during her entire lifetime. She was a member of the Argos Christian Church.
Mr. Mattix, a stock buyer and an elder son, Earl [MATTIX], were away from home at the time of the suicide. They with the younger son are the only immediate survivors.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Winamac, Ind., June 17. -- When Albert Preston SHINE, 70, failed to arrive at the house after he had been caught by the Wednesday afternoon storm while at work with a team in a field a quarter of a mile distance from the home, his wife started a search.
Upon reaching the field she found the team had been tied to the fence and a short distance away she located the body of her husband beneath a small shelter.
Indications are that he had taken shelter at the place and that he suffered a heart attack as the result of overexertion in reaching the shelter.
The coroner was summoned and pronounced death due to a heart attack.
Mr. Shine is well known in Pulaski county, having served as rural mail carrier out of Winamac for eleven years previous to resigning fourteen years ago to move to the farm where death took place.
Surviving besides the widow are a son, Eldon [SHINE], three sisters, Mrs. Mollie NELSON, Mrs. Catherine DUNCAN and Mrs. Lulu FOSTER, and three brothers, Charles [SHINE] of Illinois; George [SHINE] of Texas and Frank [SHINE] of Winamac.

Friday, June 18, 1937

Mrs. Ralph [R.] [Mabel M. SHRIVER] RHODES, aged 38, died at her farm home in Newcastle township near the Chippewanuck bridge in Road 25 Thursday following an acute attack of indigestion.
The deceased had been in ill health for several years and had underwent several operations. The Rhodes family lived in Rochester until a few weeks ago when they moved to the farm northeast of this city.
Mrs. Rhodes was born on a farm in the Omega neighborhood, southeast of Athens. Her parents were David and Julia (BAIR) SHRIVER.
As none of the immediate family could be reached a complete obituary was unobtainable today. This will appear in The News-Sentinel Saturday.
The husband and daughter, Betty Jean [RHODES], compose the immediate family. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon with interment in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Mrs. Laura (HARTZ) WOLF, 43, passed away Thursday morning at her home in Delong, Ind. Death resulted from diabetes following an illness of over a year. The deceased who had resided in the Delong community throughout her entire life had a wide acquaintance of friends in that section of the county.
Mrs. Wolf, who was the daughter of Nicholas and Eliza HARTZ, was a member of the Bruce Lake Community church.
The survivors are the husband, Eli WOLF; a son, Joseph [WOLF] and an adopted son at home; six sisters, Mrs. Clifford PURCELL, of Monterey; Mrs. Jennie BINGMAN, of Converse; Miss Ethel HARTZ, of South Bend; Mrs. Margaret PHILLIPS, Mrs. Nettie RUTLER and Miss Lena HARTZ, all of South Bend; and two brothers, Harry HARTZ, of Culver, and Frank HARTZ, of Ora, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at the Delong Methodist church, Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. M. W. CRIDER will officiate. Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Arthur MATTIX, aged 46, Argos, who committed suicide Thursday by hanging, will be held from the home in North Sugar street at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The deceased was born in New Waverly on May 13, 1891, and had been a resident of Argos for 25 years. She was a member of the Argos Christian Church.
Survivors are the husband and two sons, Earl [MATTIX] and Loren [MATTIX] and sister, Mrs. Belle MATSON, Elkhart.
Dr. L. W. VORE, Plymouth, coroner of Marshall county, held his inquest to the death of Mrs. Mattix at Argos this afternoon.

Saturday, June 19, 1937

Funeral services for Mrs. Ralph RHODES, who died at her farm home northeast of the city Thursday evening will be held from the First Evangelical church at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Henry KNAUFF, 74, well known store keeper of Perrysburg, Ind., passed away at his home in that town Saturday morning at three o'clock. He had been in a critical condition for the past four weeks, suffering two strokes of apoplexy and a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Knauff was well known throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
The deceased, who was the son of George and Katherine KNAUFF, was born in Germany on May 10th, 1863. He had resided in Perrysburg for a long number of years. In December of 1885 he was united in wedlock to Catherin KUHN, who preceded him in death three years ago. Mr. Knauff was a member of the Perrysburg Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge.
The survivors are three sons, Charles [KNAUFF], of near Perrysburg; Raymond [KNAUFF], of Hillstown, Ind.; Harry [KNAUFF], of Perrysburg; two daughters, Mrs. Verl SOWERS, of Macy; Mrs. James TURNER, of Roann; a brother George KNAUFF, of San Antonio, Texas and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. GOLDEN, will be held at the Perrysburg Baptist church Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico, Ind.

John MYERS, aged 85, who lived on a farm southwest of Argos for many years, died at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his daughter Mrs. Austin BURKETT, southwest of Richland Center. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several months.
The deceased was born in Pennsylvania on Nov. 24, 1851, and was one of nine children born to the marriage of George and Eliza MYERS. The family moved to the Argos community when the deceased was a small boy.
Mr. Myers was married to Miss Christian HELSEL in 1878. She preceded him in death on April 16, 1937.
Survivors are two sons, George MYERS, Argos and Lawrence MYERS, Culver; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle BURKETT, Rochester, and Mrs. Nora STAINER, Argos, and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie ESSIC, Argos and Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH, Mishawaka.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian church in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Monday with Rev. Jessie SQUIRES, Wolcott, in charge. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The body has been moved to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where friends may call until the hour of the last rites.

Tuesday, June 22, 1937

Critically ill from a heart attack for six days, Dr. William Ernest BORLEY, 68, physician Mishawaka, Indiana, died at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil REILLY at Twelve Mile.
Dr. Borley was stricken suddenly last Tuesday while he and Mrs. Borley were visiting at the Reilly home and his condition was such that physicians advised against removal to a hospital.
Notified of the condition of their father, Dr. Donald BORLEY and Dr. William BORLEY, both residents of California, hurried to the Reilly home where they spent the few days preceding the death of their father.
Dr. Borley has practiced medicine in Mishawaka many years and in addition to maintaining his home there also had a winter residence at Half Moon Bay, Cal.
Mrs. Borley and Mrs. Reilly are sisters and the Mishawaka couple had been at the Twelve Mile home last Tuesday only a short time before the aged physician sustained the attack.
The body was prepared for burial at the funeral home in Peru and will be taken to Mishawaka where funeral rites will be held Thursday.
Following funeral services the body will be taken to California for burial.
Surviving Dr. Borley are the widow, the two sons, and three brothers, Dr. Cecil BORLEY of Hallock, Michigan, Ivan BORLEY of Michigan, and Howard BORLEY of Zanesville, Ohio.

Wednesday, June 23, 1937

Funeral services were held in Indianapolis Wednesday morning for Arthur GLICK, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben S. GLICK, who was a victim of spinal meningitis.
The youth's mother was formerly Miss Fay BICCARD, of this city. Another son of the Glicks', Eugene [GLICK], 16, is ill with the same dreaded disease, however, attending physicians stated Eugene had an excellent chance for recovery. Arthur passed away Monday morning, relatives here stated.

Casper LAKE, 87, died at his farm home six miles southwest of Argos at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after a five year illness due to complications. He had been seriously ill for the past five weeks.
The deceased was born on the farm where he died on May 21, 1850 and was the son of Elisha and Lorraine LAKE. He spent his entire lifetime in the Argos community. His wife was Laura PRICE whom he married on November 2, 1879.
Survivors are the widow; four daughters, Mrs. Nora HELSEL, Bourbon; Mrs. Clara STULTZ, Argos; Mrs. Ora ZERBE, South Bend and Mrs. Olive KLINE, Culver and four sons, Orven [LAKE], Argos; William [LAKE], Plymouth; Arnold [LAKE] and Milburn [LAKE], South Bend.
The funeral services will be held from the Poplar Grove Church seven miles southwest of Argos on Road 10 at 2:30 p.m. (ST) Thursday. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The body has been moved to the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos and will be returned to the residence Wednesday afternoon. The family will respect the wish of the deceased that there be no floral tributes.

Thursday, June 24, 1937

Mrs. Dora MURPHY has received word of the death of her sister Mrs. Maudie WOODS which occurred at a hospital owned by her in Ray, North Dakota on June 3. Death was due to kidney trouble. The deceased was well known in this city where she has often visited with her sister Mrs. Murphy. Mrs. Woods had lived in North Dakota for forty-one years moving there with her parents when she was nine years of age. She was a surgical nurse and operated a hospital in Ray, N.D. for a number of years. Survivors are the husband, daughter and several sisters.

Mrs. Nellie BLACKETOR has received word of the death of her sister Mrs. Olive Ann CLARK, aged 86, which occurred at her home in St. Joe, Missouri. Mrs. Clark was born near Rochester and was the daughter of William and Nancy (SHRYOCK) CARTER.

Frank GARN, 77, former resident of Argos, died Wednesday morning at his home in Savonburg, Kansas. Death resulted from a heart attack. The deceased who was a real estate agent moved to Kansas from Marshall county, about nine years ago.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Hazel ALLEMAN, of Anderson, Ind., Mrs. E. O. WICKIZER, of South Pasadena, Calif., a son, Parks [GARN], of Washington, D.C., and two brothers, Ira [GARN], of Plymouth and Ed [GARN], of Bremen.
The body is being returned to the Umbaugh Funeral home in Argos. The funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Friday, June 25, 1937

Funeral services for the late Frank GARN, aged 77, former resident of Argos, who died Wednesday at his home in Savonburg, Kansas, will be held from the Umbaugh Funeral Parlor in Argos at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon (CST). Rev. A. M. THOMAS pastor of the Argos Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Saturday, June 26, 1937

Emory WILKER [WELKER?], aged 60, farmer living two and a half miles northeast of Talma, committed suicide at 7:40 o'clock Saturday morning by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.
Despondency over ill health is given as the cause for the act. Mr. Wilker was injured in an automobile accident a year ago and two months ago was badly trampled by a horse. He had never recovered from injuries received in the auto accident.
Mr. Wilker had completed his farm chores and had talked with his neighbor, John KALMBACHER, prior to going to the upstairs in his home to kill himself. The body was discovered by his daughter, Zelda [WILKER], who is deaf and dumb.
Miss Zelda Wilker had been sent upstairs by her mother to investigate after Mrs. Wilker heard a noise. The body was found lying at the head of the stairway.
Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and after conducting his inquest, released the body to a Mentone undertaker.
Mr. Wilker had lived near Talma for a number of years. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Tiosa. The widow and daughter are the only immediate survivors.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Blanche [MURPHY] WASHINGTON, 30, former resident of Fulton, [county] Ind., passed away Friday evening at her home in Ligonier, Ind. Death resulted from uremic poisoning. Mrs. Washington had been in ill health for the past two years.
Blanche, daughter of David and Elizabeth MURPHY was born in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood, southwest of Akron. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Harold WASHINGTON. Mrs. Washington was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
The survivors are her husband and three small children; four sisters, Mrs. Donabelle JAMISON, of Elkhart; Mrs. Orpha STAYMETZ, of Oregon; Mrs. Betty POWELL, of Kokomo; Mrs. Bertha SHICK, of Glendora, Ohio; and three brothers, Earl [MURPHY] and Frank [MURPHY], of Elkhart, and Warren [MURPHY], of Oregon.
The body of Mrs. Washington was taken to the home of George WASHINGTON near Macy, Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held at the Macy Christian church, Monday afternoon, two o'clock. Interment will be made at Macy.

Benneville HARPSTER, aged 88, oldest resident in point of years in Aubbeenaubbee township, died at the home of his son, William HARPSTER in Leiters Ford at 6:55 o'clock Friday evening. Death was due to complications incident to old age. Mr. Harpster until two months ago had never been sick in his entire life. He had been bedfast since Tuesday.
The deceased was born on a farm in Pulaski county near Bruce Lake on April 11, 1849. His parents were William and Katherine (HEETER) HARPSTER. His wife was Elizabeth PLANTZ, whom he married on April 10, 1870 and who died ten years after their marriage.
Mr. Harpster followed the occupation of farming and also operated a threshing outfit. He lived in the South Germany neighborhood for 58 years and in Leiters Ford for the past 30 years. He had a wide acquaintance in Fulton and Marshall counties because of his having operated the threshing outfit.
Survivors are the son, William; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nephew, Ervin HARPSTER, Alabama, and three nieces, Mrs. Carl FLETCHER, Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Sally BERGER, Roseland and Mrs. Minnie LUNSFORD, South Bend.
The funeral services will be held from the home of the son, William Harpster in Leiters ford at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. C. D. ROUCH of Stockwell in charge. Interment will be made in the South Germany cemetery.

Monday, June 28, 1937

Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth [BYBEE] BRYANT, age 83 years, passed away at the home of her son, Frank E. Bryant, 1128 Main street, Saturday, June 26th, 1937, after a long illness of more than a year.
Mrs. Bryant was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, April 1, 1854, a daughter of Nathan and Susan (BLUE) BYBEE. She had been a resident of Fulton county since early girlhood, having resided near Talma for a number of years before removing to this city.
Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Yellow Creek Baptist church, of near Mentone and the First Baptist church of Rochester for over 70 years. She was united in marriage to John Nichols BRYANT in 1871 and to this union three children were born, two of whom died in infancy, and Frank E. BRYANT, of Rochester. She also leaves two granddaughters, Margaret Elizabeth CARLTON, of Peoria, Ill., and Frances Ellen BASTOW, of Chicago; two great-granchildren, Peter Lynn CARLTON and Jane Edith BASTOW; also a brother, Joseph BYBEE, of Near Mentone; a sister, Phoebe Jane SHOEMAKER of Talma and two half-sisters, Cynthia EHERENMAN, of South Bend, and Almeda EHERENMAN, of Fort Wayne, and other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Frank E. Bryant home, Monday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. Benjamin G. FIELD of the Rochester Baptist church officiated. Interment was made in the Rochester mausoleum.

Clarence HOOVER, 61, of Tippecanoe died Saturday morning at his residence in that town. Death resulted from complications. Mr. Hoover had been in ill health for several years.
Clarence, son of Mr. and Mrs. John (CASSWELL) HOOVER was born in Indiana on March 14, 1876. For a number of years Mr. Hoover resided in Newcastle, Ind. He was a member of the Methodist church of Tippecanoe, Ind.
The survivors are five sisters, Mrs. Mary RITTER and Mrs. Armeda CRIPE, both of Tippecanoe; Mrs. Ida ROENTHAW, of Evansville, Ill.; Mrs. Minnie ROBERTS of Gary; Mrs. Bertha MULFORD, of Mentone; two brothers, Herbert [HOOVER] of Crown Point and Frank HOOVER, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his sister Mrs. Armeda Cripe of Tippecanoe. Burial will be made in the Tippecanoe cemetery.

Following a three weeks' illness from bronchial pneumonia, Mrs. Kitty [McCLELLEN] MacFADDEN, aged 73, former resident of Fulton, passed away at the Logansport state hospital, Saturday morning. The deceased had been in failing health for a number of years.
Mrs. MacFadden who was the daughter of James and Agnes McCLELLEN, was born in Ashland County, Ohio, on August 26, 1863. Her husband S. P. MacFADDEN preceded her in death in April of 1934.
The survivors are three daughters, Miss Lulu MacFADDEN of Jamestown, N.Y.; Mrs. Martha FISHER, of Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Paul LEFFEL, of Twelve Mile.
Funeral services were held at Nankin, Ohio, Monday afternoon and interment was made in the cemetery at Nankin.

The funeral services for the late Benneville HARPSTER, aged 88, oldest resident of Aubbeenaubbee township which were held from the home of the son William HARPSTER in Leiters Ford Sunday afternoon were largely attended. His widow's name was Elizabeth PLANTZ and included among his survivors were two great-great-grandchildren. Rev. C. D. ROUCH of Stockwell was in charge of the services. Burial was made in the cemetery at South Germany.

Funeral services for Emory WELKER [WILKER?], 60, farmer of Newcastle township who committed suicide Saturday morning at his farm home were held Monday afternoon from the Brethern church at Tiosa. Interment was made in a cemetery at Warsaw. The deceased ended his life by shooting himself. Despondency over ill health is given as the cause fo the act.

Wednesday, June 30, 1937

Mrs. Eliza UNGER BURNAP, 73, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the home of her nephew, J. M. KELLER, on the west shore of Lake Manitou. Death resulted from pneumonia. Mrs. Burnap had been in ill health for the past six and a half years. She had made her home with her nephew since the year 1920, when she removed to this city from Chicago.
Eliza, daughter of Jacob and Harriett UNGER, was born July 16th, 1863, near Ada, Ohio. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Edwin BURNAP on March 9th, 1892. For a number of years, Mrs. Burnap was employed as a children's nurse and later supervised the Old Peoples Home at Akron, Ohio for three years. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, of Frankfort, Ind. Her nephew, John M. KELLER, of Lake Manitou, is the only survivor.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Chas. MILLS, of the Christian Church will be held Thursday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. The body will then be taken to the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth, Ind., where grave-side services will be conducted prior to interment.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Friday, July 2, 1937

Welcome Lee BARTS, aged 24, former resident of this city, died in a hospital at Evanston, Ill., at 9:25 a.m. Friday, following an illness of ten days due to pneumonia, which followed a severe throat infection. The Barts home in Evanston was at 1010 Main street.
The deceased was born March 7, 1913 on a farm northeast of Plymouth and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Welcome BARTS. In a ceremony which was performed in the parsonage of the Church of the Brethren at Plymouth, on September 8, 1931, by Rev. APPLEMAN, he was married to Miss Ruth DILLMAN, of Delphi.
Mr. Barts was a mechanic and while a resident of this city for three years, was employed by his cousin, Howard BARTS. While in Evanston, he was employed in the Northern Illinois Power company garage. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Plymouth.
Survivors are the widow; son, David Lee [BARTS]; parents; sister, Mrs. Robert SHEPERIS, of this city; brother, Robert BARTS, Chicago; grandfather, Chasty BARTS, South Bend; grandmother, Mrs. Sarah AMONES, Plymouth; three aunts, Mrs. Mary GLASS and Mrs. Jennie YEAZEL, Plymouth, and Mrs. Dora BLUEBAUGH, Whiting; great-aunt, Mrs. Ella BARTS, Rochester and several cousins, who reside in the Rochester community.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Saturday, July 3, 1937

Olvyn S. TROUTMAN, 43, well-known farmer of Union township, passed away Friday evening, 6 o'clock, at his farm home, two miles north of Kewanna. Death resulted from complications. He had been in ill health for the past nine months. Mr. Troutman who was a director of the Kewanna Cooperative Creamery and a member of the Kewanna Advisory Board, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the entire county.
Olvyn S. Troutman was born in Pulaski county on Feb. 8th, 1894, the son of Otis and Ada TROUTMAN. On May 21, 1917 he was united in marriage to Mable GARMAN. Mr. Troutman taught school in Rochester for several terms, a number of years ago. During the past 15 years he followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and was an associate Sunday School teacher of the Young Peoples class.
The survivors are his wife; two sons, Donald W. [TROUTMAN], Robert W. [TROUTMAN]; a daughter, Phyllis [TROUTMAN], at home; his parents; a sister, Mrs. Ruby FELDER, of Lowell, Ind., and his father-in-law Levi GARMAN.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. H. F. BULGER of Lowell, Ind., will be held at the Troutman home, Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. The body will lie in state at the Troutman home until the hour of the funeral. Interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. William (Retha Belle MASTELLER) HOFFMAN, life-long resident of Rochester passed away at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning at her home, 1213 Monroe street. Death was attributed to complications. Mrs. Hoffman had been seriously ill for the past six months.
Retha Belle, daughter of Tully and Chloe MASTELLER, was born in Rochester, September 27th, 1886. On October 17th, 1916 she was united in marriage to William HOFFMAN; the ceremony be[ing] pronounced in Rochester. Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Christian church and took an active interest in that religious organization, until her last illness. She was a talented musician and for several years was organist at the Christian church.
The survivors are the husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tully Masteller, of this city; a sister, Mrs. Fern SHERBONDY, and a niece Mary Alyce SHERBONDY, both of Elkhart, Ind., other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at the Hoffman residence, Monday afternoon 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Charles MILLS with Rev. Benjamin G. FIELD assisting, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Ellen [O'CONNEL] BETZ, aged 75, died at her home in East Rochester Street, Akron, at 2 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of six months.
The deceased was born in Wayne county, Ohio, on March 9, 1862, and has been a resident of Akron for four years moving there from Hammond. Her parents were Lawrence and Isabelle O'CONNEL.
Survivors are her husband George BETZ, three children by a former marriage, William HIVELY, Akron; George HIVELY, Monroe, Ind. and Mrs. A. W. MALLOTT, Atlanta, Ga.; three half-brothers, Lacount [CHAMBERS], Sylvester [CHAMBERS] and Geo. Edwards CHAMBERS, all of Valparaiso; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, July 6, 1937

Mrs. Ella Jane LOWMAN, 84, succumbed at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Virgil KING, who lives three miles southeast of Fulton. Mrs. Lowman had been ill two weeks with heart disease.
A resident of Twelve Mile, the deceased was well known having lived in Cass and Fulton counties all her life. She is survived by a sister, Rebecca DENNISTON, Logansport, four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Bethlehem M.E. church with the Rev. JACOBS of Muncie officiating. Burial was made at Bethlemen.

Mrs. Delores W. [RANS] ENYART, 20, and her infant daughter passed away in the Kelsey hospital at five o'clock Monday morning. Death resulted from childbirth. Mrs. Enyart who was reared in Liberty township had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the southern sections of Fulton county.
Delores W., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George RANS was born on a farm near Fulton, Ind., on June 15th, 1917. She was united in marriage to Cecil ENYART on June 21, 1936. Mrs. Enyart was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
The survivors are her husband; father and mother; two sisters Fern Eileen [RANS] and Grace Alice [RANS]; a brother Howard Lee [RANS], all at home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. RANS of near Fulton; a grandfather Jacob Henderson of Fulton, and her great-grandmother, Mrs. Nancy LAMBERT of Fulton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Rev. J. W. LAKE will be in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Fulton.

Sylvester LEININGER aged 52, committed suicide at 7 o'clock Sunday morning by hanging himself in the barn at his farm home five miles northwest of Akron. The body was found by his wife Mrs. Roxie LEININGER when she went to the barn to look for her husband.
Ill health and despondency are given as the cause for the act. Mr. Leininger had been in ill health for several months and since the wet and cold weather this spring he had worried considerably fearing that he would be unable to plant his farm crops this year.
Mr. Leininger had gone to the barn to milk with his son, Ed [LEININGER]. He had finished milking two cows when he told his son he was going to the second story of the barn to look over some farm machinery. The lad completed the milk and went to the home.
When her husband did not come to the house in a reasonable length of time Mrs. Leininger went to the barn to investigate. She found that her husband had tied a rope around the top of a binder and then sat down until he strangled himself. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and found that death was due to strangulation.
The deceased was born on October 29, 1885 on farm near Laketon and was the son of Emanuel and Susan (SMITH) LEININGER. He was not related to the other Leininger families in Henry township. He had lived on the farm near Akron for several years.
Survivors are the widow; three children one of whom is married and several brothers and sisters who live near Laketon.
The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Leininger farm home with Rev. Isaac HOLMES of Logansport officiating. Interment was made in the Gaerte Cemetery.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for James E. COOK, aged 73, a native of Tennessee who died at his home in Kewanna Saturday evening after a lingering illness. The deceased had lived at Kewanna since 1920, where he had followed the occupation of farming.
Surviving are the wife, Henrietta JONES COOK; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie CLINGER, and Mrs. Gracie PIERCE both of Rochester; Mrs. Lulu RIMERBUREN, Tennessee; and five sons, L. E. COOK, Royal Centre; Harison COOK, Niles, Mich.; Edmond COOK, Richmond, Va.; Walter COOK, Fulton; and Herman COOK, South Bend.
The deceased was born December 4, 1863 and had been married for fifty-three years. Last rites were held from the Church of Christ in Kewanna with Rev. H. P. BULGER of Lowell officiating. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewanna.

Frank BOWERSOX, aged 60, a former farmer of the Loyal neighborhood west of the city died Monday at 6 p.m. at his home in Ora from pneumonia which followed a stroke of paralysis which he suffered four days ago.
The deceased was born in Ohio and had lived in Indiana since he was a small boy when his parents Jefferson and Mary BOWERSOX came to this state to reside from Ohio. He had followed the occupation of farming throughout practically his entire lifetime.
Survivors are three children Charles [BOWERSOX], Margaret [BOWERSOX] and Betty Lou BOWERSOX all of whom reside in Goshen; two sisters Mrs. Martha POORMAN, Rochester and Mrs. Ida BRUGH, Leiters Ford and a brother Roy BOWERSOX who resides on farm south of Leiters Ford.
The funeral services will be held at Ora, Ind., Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford Cemetery.

Howard BENGE, 15, former resident of Akron, Ind., passed away Monday morning at his home in Chicago. The youth had been in ill health for several years as a result of a fracture of one of his legs.
The Benge family resided at Akron for a number of years removing from there to South Bend and later to Chicago.
The survivors are the parents John and Rennie (KARN) BENGE, two brothers and a sister. No funeral arrangements had been received by Akron relatives prior to press time today.

Wednesday, July 7, 1937

Mrs. Sarah EWING received a telegram Sunday, telling of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Hannah EWING, widow of the late Ralph EWING. Death occurred at her home in Shoals, Ind. Mrs. Ewing left immediately for Shoals. The funeral services were held Monday and burial was made in the Trinity Springs cemetery.

Rev. L. E. SMITH has notified friends in this city of the death of his father-in-law, J. W. WELLMAN, aged 82, which occurred in Detroit on July 5. Mr. Wellman was well known here. He had been in ill health for sometime. Rev. and Mrs. Smith have been in Detroit for the past three weeks. Funeral services for Mr. Wellman were held in Detroit this afternoon.

Thursday, July 8, 1937

Following an acute attack of indigestion suffered shortly after the noon hour Wednesday, Samuel K. REED, a pioneer citizen of Liberty township passed away at 2:20 o'clock in the afternoon.
Mr. Reed who was 82 years of age died on the same farm where he was born. The Reed homestead is located three miles west of Fulton. Although the deceased had been in ill health for the past several years his demise was a severe shock to his many friends in the southern section of the county.
Samuel K., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas REED was born on Feb. 24th, 1855, in Liberty township, Fulton county. On January 25th, 1875 he was united in marriage to Agnes DAY. His wife preceded him in death on September 30th, 1930. Mr. Reed followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. He was a member of the Olive Branch United Brethern church.
The survivors are two sons, Calvin REED, of Culver; Sherman REED, of near Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Rhoda JULIAN, of Marion, Ind.; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Three sons, Howard [REED], Charles [REED] and Thomas REED, also preceded their father in death.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. O. G. ALWOOD, will be held in the Fulton United Brethren church Friday afternoon two o'clock. Interment will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

John FELTS went to Goshen Wednesday evening after he had received a message telling of the death of his grandson John L. PHOEBUS, aged 19, who was killed in an aeroplane accident.
The deceased is the son of John and Nora PHOEBUS and he was born in this city. Details for an obituary could not be obtained here today. Following is a newspaper clipping telling of the accident which claimed the life of Phoebus and a companion Clifford McDONALD, aged 27, Milford.
Two young men who borrowed an unlicensed airplane for a ride were killed Wednesday night in a crash three miles south of here.
The victims were: Clifford McDONALD, 27, of Milford Junction, the pilot, and John L. PHOEBUS, 19, of Elkhart.
The ship, witnesses said, went into a spin while flying low and narrowly missed a house as it crashed to the ground. The plane did not catch fire.
Marion MULLINS, owner of the ship, said the young men borrowed the plane about 8:30 p.m. (CST), and the crash occurred soon afterwards. First reports had named Mullins as a victim, and positive identification was not completed for some time.
Police said the ship had been ordered off the Goshen air field and had been stored on a nearby farm. The officers said the plane had not been approved by the department of commerce.
The cause of the accident was not determined immediately.

Henry ULERICH, aged 82, died at his home in Fulton at 12:30 o'clock Thursday morning from a stroke of apoplexy. He had been in ill health for several years.
With the demise of Henry Ulerich the death marked the second in the Ulerich family within twenty-four hours. A brother George ULERICH who lived near Logansport died early Wednesday and his funeral services were held this afternoon.
Henry Ulerich was born in Ohio on October 5, 1854. He was a farmer and for many years lived on farms near Twelve Mile and Fulton. His wife who died February 20, 1935 was Miss Emma WILT. Mr. Ulerich was a member of the United Brethren Church at Fulton.
Survivors are three brothers Emmanuel [ULERICH] and Martin ULERICH of near Fulton and Frank ULERICH of Logansport and a sister Mrs. Emma BOOKWALTER of Twelve Mile.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the United Brethren Church in Fulton with Rev. J. W. LAKE officiating. Burial will be made in the Bethlehem Cemetery near Twelve Mile.

Friday, July 9, 1937

Charles L. HOFFMAN, 65, well-known resident of Akron, passed away at Woodlawn hospital at 5:25 Friday morning. Death was attributed to diabetes. Mr. Hoffman sufferd the amputation of his right leg Wednesday in a vain effort to combat the disease. lHe had been in ill health for the past four years, but his condition was not regarded as extremely grave until two weeks ago.
Mr. Hoffman who was born in the northeast section of Miami county on January 7, 1872, was the son of Jacob and Catherine HOFFMAN. On May 30th, 1901 he was married to Jessie EMBREE, the ceremony being pronounced at Rochester. For a long number of years he was employed as an engineer on the Chicago and Erie railroad. After retiring from this field of employment he did light labor until his last illness.
The survivors are his wife, and a son, Wayne [HOFFMAN], both of Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy GROGG, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Mollie DECK, and Mrs. Lizzie GAMBLE, both of Roann, and a brother, Dr. Dayton HOFFMAN, also of Roann.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be held Sunday afternoon two o'clock at the Akron Church of God. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Graveside services were held here Friday afternoon for John PHOEBUS, aged 19, Elkhart, one of two persons who were killed in an aeroplane accident near Goshen Wednesday night.
Services were held for Phoebus at his home on R. R. 2, Elkhart, with Rev. E. E. LAWSHE of Wakarusa officiating, after which the courtege came to this city with interment being made in a local cemetery.
The deceased was born in this city on December 26, 1917, and was the son of John and Nora FELTS PHOEBUS. He had lived near Elkhart for five years moving there from Wabash five years ago.
John Phoebus had just completed his junior year in the Bristol high school where he was president of the class and prominent in school activities.
Surviving are his parents, brother Glenn PHOEBUS and sister Phyllis [PHOEBUS] who was born four years ago on his birthday and his grandfather John FELTS of Rochester.
Clifford H. McDONALD aged 24, Milford was piloting the plane in which Phoebus met his death. McDonald also was killed. Funeral services for McDonald are to be held Saturday afternoon at his home.
Department of Commerce officials are conducting an investigation of the fatal plane accident. The plane was one which the two youths had borrowed. Neither was a licensed pilot. The accident it is thought was caused when McDonald attempted to bank the plane when the motor failed the ship going into a nose dive and crashing to the ground.

Saturday, July 10, 1937

Edward WOOLDRIDGE, aged 76, died at his farm home seven miles southwest of Argos at 4 o'clock Saturday evening. Death was due to complications incident to old age and followed an illness of six months.
The deceased was born in Kentucky on August 20, 1860 and was the son of John and Elizabeth WOOLDRIDGE. He had resided near Argos since he was a young man where he followed the occupation of farming.
Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Edna HICKSON, Plymouth, Mrs. Janet ROCKSTOCK, Elkhart and Mrs. Earl ZEHNER, Argos; five sons, Ezra [WOOLDRIDGE], Plymouth; Clifford [WOOLDRIDGE], Culver; Clyde [WOOLDRIDGE], Carthage, Ill.; and Robert [WOOLDRIDGE] Argos; brother, John WOOLDRIDGE, and sister Mrs. Lena PLITCHARD both of Kokomo.
The funeral services will be held from the Poplar Grove Church six miles southwest of Argos at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Burial will be made at Kokomo.

The funeral services for Charles Isadore HOFFMAN will be held Sunday afternoon one o'clock at the Akron Church of God. The time of the funeral was changed to an hour earlier than originally announced in Friday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Joseph BYBEE, age 85 years, one of the most highly respected and oldest citizens of Newcastle township, passed away at his country home, Friday, July 9th, 1937 after an illness of two years.
Mr. Bybee was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, January 19, 1852, a son of Nathan and Susan (BLUE) BYBEE. He had been a resident of Fulton and Kosciusko counties all his life with the exception of a few years residence near Greeley, Colorado, where the family moved temporarily for the health of his son. Mr. Bybee was a member of the Yellow Creek Baptist Church near Mentone and the Mentone Baptist Church for more than seventy years.

He was united in marriage to Lydia HAIMBAUGH in 1872 to whom were born two children, Rudy [BYBEE], who died in 1908 and a daughter, who died in infancy.
He leaves two granddaughters, Mrs. Mildred BYBEE GOODMAN, and Mrs. Elma BYBEE ZENT, both of near Mentone; three great-grandchildren, Marilyn [GOODMAN] and Roger GOODMAN and Kermit ZENT. Also a sister, Phoebe Jane SHOEMAKER of Talma and two half-sisters, Cynthia EHERENMAN of South Bend and Alma EHERENMAN of Ft. Wayne, and other relatives and a host of friends. A sister, Mrs. Hannah BRYANT passed away two weeks ago.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 11th, 1937 at 2 o'clock at the Baptist Church in Mentone, Rev. SQUIBBS, a former pastor, officiating.

Mrs. Ida [BROOKS] PARAMORE, aged 69, died at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Percy SMITH at the corner of Pontiac and West Eighth Streets following a heart attack.
Mrs. Paramore had been in ill health for several years due to heart trouble but her death which is a shock to her many friends in this city was entirely unexpected. It is believed the oppressive heat of the past few days hastened her end.
The deceased was born in Hebron, Ind., on September 16, 1867. Her parents were Job and Arminta BROOKS. In a ceremony which was performed in Hebron she was married to the late Fred PARAMORE.
Thirty years ago Mrs. Paramore moved to this city to reside. Since moving to Rochester the deceased has been prominent in church, social and civic circles here. She was a devout member of the Grace Methodist Church and was active in the Eastern Star Lodge and Manitou Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors are the daughter Mrs. SMITH; granddaughter Miss Jane SMITH and a sister Mrs. Louis WEISS, Syracuse, N.Y.
The funeral services will be held from the Smith home at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Hebron.

Injuries sustained in an automobile accident east of Winamac last September hastened the death of Mrs. Eunice SMITH, 70, widow of Henry C. SMITH, of Winamac, who succumbed Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey RHOADES, near Lucerne.
In the crash, Mrs. Smith suffered a broken collar bone and other injuries that necessitated her confinement to the Carneal hospital, Winamac, for two weeks. Since then her health has failed gradually.
On May 8 she was removed from her home at Winamac to the home of the daughter near Lucerne where she has been confined to her bed almost constantly.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ethel BAKER of Winamac; Mrs. RHOADES of Lucerne; Mrs. Mabel LEE of Chicago, and Mrs. Clara HENDERSON of Kewanna; two sons, Roland [SMITH] of Rochester, and Gordon [SMITH] of North Liberty; a sister, Mrs. Gordon McCRACKIN of Harvey, Ill.; a brother, James ROSE of Michigan; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The body was prepared for burial at the Fry and Lang parlors in Winamac and will be taken to the Smith residence in Winamac today.
Funeral rites will be held at the Kewanna Christian Church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetry there.

Tuesday, July 13, 1937

John Wesley BEAM, aged 74, who resided on North Maple Avenue in Argos died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Kelly Hospital in Argos following an operation nine days ago for a ruptured appendix.
The deceased was born in Woodstock Ontario, Canada on September 3, 1862 and was the son of Jacob and Anna BEAM. He came to Argos when he was a small boy with his parents. His father was a harness maker and cobbler and the son followed that occupation and for many years operated a shop in Argos.
In a ceremony which was performed at Argos on January 19, 1897, Mr. Beam was married to Lida McCAUSE. She preceded her husband in death two years ago. Mr. Beam was a devout member of the Argos Methodist Church.
Survivors are five daughters, Miss Eunice BEAM at home; Mrs. Lois COX, Knox; Mrs. Helen HUTCHINSON and Mrs Mary DAY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Ruth DUTRO, Argos and six sons Percy [BEAM], Frank [BEAM] and Kenneth [BEAM], all of Argos; Fred [BEAM], Plymouth, and Ray [BEAM] and Deane [BEAM] of Cleveland.
The funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian Church, officiating.
The body will then be taken to Indianapolis by Cecil UMBAUGH, Argos mortician, where it will be cremated. The ashes will then be returned to Argos to be interred in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Through an error the name of Don WOOLDRIDGE, Culver, a son, was omitted in list of survivors of the late Edward WOOLDRIDGE who died at his farm home near Argos Saturday morning.

Mrs. W. B. KUHN, about 80 years of age and for many years a resident of Akron was found dead in her home here in West Rochester street at noon Tuesday by Miss Marjorie SLAYBAUGH, aged 16, when she went to call on the aged lady. It is believed that death was due to a heart attack. Miss Slaybaugh is the daughter of Night Officer Joe SLAYBAUGH of Akron. The deceased is the mother of Arthur KUHN and Mrs. George KREIG of Akron. Details for an obituary could not be obtained at the time the News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, July 14, 1937

Winamac, Ind., July 14. A crushed skull suffered Sunday night in a traffic accident near Indianapolis proved fatal Tuesday to Hillis MILLER, 24, former local young man. He succumbed in the Fort Benjamin Harrison hospital without regaining consciousness.
Miller, the son of William MILLER of Lacrosse, who moved from Winamac three years ago, has been in the United States army several months, being stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis. Sunday night he was riding a motorcycle near the fort. When he attempted to go around an automobile he lost control of his machine and it leaped into the side-ditch crushing his skull.
Surviving are the father, his mother, Mrs. Rose GARVER, of North Judson and three brothers, Otto [MILLER], Merrill [MILLER] and Resso [MILLER].
The one brother, Resso, is also a member of the U. S. army stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison.
The body has been returned to the Fry and Lange funeral home here where funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Winamac cemetery.
Six years ago a brother, Clyde [MILLER], met a tragic death near here.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist Church in Akron for Mrs. W[infield] B. [Kezia PUTMAN] KUHN, aged 84, who was found dead in her bed Tuesday morning by Miss Marjorie SLAYBAUGH. Rev. J. F. STEPHENSON will be in charge, assisted by Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
The lifeless body of Mrs. Kuhn was found by Miss Slaybaugh when she went to the home after neighbors became alarmed when they did not see the aged lady who lived alone about her yeard yesterday. Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, was called and ruled that death resulted from a heart attack suffered sometime Monday night.
Mrs. Kuhn had been in her usual health and was host to a group of friends and relatives at her home Monday evening. She had made no complaint of illness up to the time the guests left about 10 o'clock.
The deceased was born in Ohio on October 8, 1852 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob PUTMAN. She had lived in Akron the greater portion of her life. She was a member of the Akron Methodist Church.
Survivors are the daughter Mrs. George KREIG, Akron; two sons Arthur [KUHN] and Clyde KUHN, Akron; a sister Mrs. Lavina CLEVENGER and a brother David PUTMAN both of Rochester; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The body was moved to the Moyer Funeral Home and will be returned to the home of Mrs. George KREIG, the daughter, late Wednesday afternoon where friends may call and pay their respects.

Julia Ann [BROWN], infant daughter of Wilbur and Elika (McCUTCHEON) BROWN who reside on a farm four miles south of Macy died at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning. The baby had been ill since Sunday.
Survivors are the parents; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. BROWN, who live on farm south of Macy and the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lee McCUTCHEON of near Mentone.
The funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the home of the parents with Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, pastor of the Baptist Church of Denver officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Five Corners two miles [west] of Macy.

Thursday, July 15, 1937

Mrs. [James] Ervin [Evvie Mae CARR] BRYANT, of this city, passed away at 2:30 o'clock Thursday morning, at her home 1020 Fulton avenue. Death resulted from complications following an illness of over six months duration.
The deceased who had been a resident of the Athens community for a long number of years had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the eastern section of the county. Mrs. Bryant had been a resident of Rochester for a little over a year.
Mrs. Bryant, who was the daughter of Benjamin and Cynthia CARR was born at Silver Lake, Indiana, on February 23rd, 1873. On April 25th, 1891, she was united in marriage to Ervin BRYANT; the ceremony being pronounced at Warsaw, Ind. Her husband passed away on August 11th, 1935. Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Church of God of Athens and was an active worker in that organization.

The survivors are three children, Harry BRYANT, of South Bend; Ruth [BRYANT], at home; Russell BRYANT, of Bruce Lake, Ind.; four brothers, Herschel CARR, of Spokane, Wash.; Roy CARR, of Rochestr; Leslie CARR, of Warsaw, Ind.; Vernie CARR, of Ft. Wayne; two sisters, Mazel KERRIGER, of Detroit; Avis LINDSEY, of Warsaw, Ind., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Athens Church of God, Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH and Rev. H. M. RIGGLE officiating. Burial will be made in the Hoover cemetery at Athens.

Mrs. Ellen WALTERS and Mr. and Mrs. John NUNGESSER of South Bend have received word of the death of David DIPERT which occurred at his home in Walkerton several days ago. Mrs. Walters attended the funeral services for Mr. Dipert which were held Tuesday and will spend the remainder of the week in South Bend with her daughter Mrs. Nungesser.

Mrs. Zua KREIGER, aged 65, died in the Kelly Hospital, Argos, at 9:40 o'clock Wednesday evening from complications. She had been in ill health for several months during a greater portion of which time she has been in various hospitals. She was admitted to the Kelly Hospital at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The deceased who lived on a farm one-half a mile north of Argos on Road 31 was a lifelong resident of that vicinity. She was born on a farm near Argos on February 14, 1871 and was the daughter of Charles and Barbara HUFF. She was married to Christian KREIGER on October 30, 1893.
Survivors are the husband; a nephew Kenneth KREIGER who has made his home with her since he was a small boy and a brother Alfred HUFF, Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Argos Christian Church at 2:30 p.m. (CST) Saturday with Rev. A. M. THOMAS officiating. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove Cemetery near Argos.
The body will be returned to the Kreiger home from the Grossman Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Friday after which time friends may pay their respects.

Apparently suffering a heart attack while seated on a wagon enroute from a pit, with a load of sand, to the farm home of Peter HELMER, near Monterey, where he has been employed, Sylvester MILLER, about 50 years old, toppled to the ground dead. His body fell clear of the wheels of the vehicle.
Members of the Helmer family investigated when the team of horses arrived at the home, driverless. Mr. Helmer retraced the route taken by the animals and a short distance from the pit found the body of his employee. The tragedy happened about 5 o'clock Tuesday evening.
Mr. Miller had been employed at the farm since January. Dr. H. J. KELSEY of Monterey, who was summoned, expressed belief that over-exertion in loading the sand probably induced the fatal attack.
A brother and sister survive.

Friday, July 16, 1937

Mrs. Emma E. [DRAKE] BRYAN, wife of Frank BRYAN, passed away at her home near Delong, Thursday morning at 9:45 o'clock, following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Monday and from which she never regained consciousness.
The deceased was the daughter of Art and Margaret DRAKE and was born near Argos, Sept. 22, 1867. She was united in marriage with Frank Bryan, October 22, 1890.
To this union, seven children were born, Walter R. [BRYAN], James R. [BRYAN], John R. [BRYAN], and Iva Marie GOODMAN, all of Culver; Clarence C. [BRYAN], of Robbard, Ohio; Clifford G. [BRYAN], of Elwood, Ind., and Francis M. [BRYAN], of South Bend.
Also four brothers survive, James [DRAKE] and John DRAKE of Argos; Francis [DRAKE] of Walkerton and Irvin [DRAKE] of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at the Argos Christian Church Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock (Standard Time). Rev. THOMAS will have charge of the service. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Saturday, July 17, 1937

Peru, July 17. -- Internal injuries suffered in an auto crash south of here Thursday night at 8 o'clock proved fatal to Miss Dorothy SHARP, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. SHARP, R. R. 1 early Friday morning. Miss Sharp succumbed at Dukes Memorial hospital at 2:25 o'clock.
The young lady sustained deep lacerations of the abdomen when the gear shift of the car pierced her body after the machine driven by John McGEE, 21, 204 South Wabash street, left the highway, turned over three times and came to a stop in a wheat field forty feet from the highway.
Miss Sharp, McGee and Ed BOONE, 22, 75 West Fifth street, were enroute to Lake Manitou, Rochester, from the Sharp home at the time of the crash.
McGee and Boone escaped with only minor injuries and were released from Dukes hospital, Friday night soon after they were rushed there in the Hammond-Jackson ambulance.
The deceased was born Sept. 11, 1917, at Burrows and came here sixteen years ago with her parents. She was employed in the accounting department of the Wabash Valley Trust company and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Surviving besides the parents are three sisters, Jean [SHARP], Mary [SHARP] and Helen [SHARP], all at home; and the paternal grandfather, John E. DIXON, who resides at the Sharp home, three miles south of the city on the Bob Tail pike.
The body was removed to the Drake funeral home for preparation for burial. Funeral services will be conducted from there Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. V. L. CLEAR in charge. Burial will be made at Mt. Hope cemetery.

Mrs. Estella TERRELL, wife of Zack TERRELL, part owner of the COLE BROS. Circus was called to Mt. Clemans, Michigan, by the death of her sister, Mrs. Oneida NELSON ANDRESEN, aged 35, who died in a hospital at Mt. Clemans Thursday night of heart disease.
The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur NELSON and was a member of the Nelson family of circus acrobats which at one time consisted of the parents, six daughters and son.
The NELSON FAMILY were with the Cole Brothers Circus in 1935 and this year were with another circus. Mrs. Tyrrell for a number of years was one of the members of the Nelson family of acrobats.
Mrs. Andresen was stricken with heart disease while traveling with a circus and went to her home in Mt. Clemans to recuperate. Funeral services and burial will take place at Mt. Clemans.

An article taken from the July 8th issue of an Oregon newspaper received from M. W. GOSS, of Pullman, Ore., will inform Fulton county relatives and friends of the Gosses of their son's sudden death, which occurred in Portland, on July 7th. The story follows:
Pullman, Ore., July 8th. -- The body of Richard GOSS, 15, drowned in Portland, Ore., yesterday, will be brought here for burial his parents Mr. and Mrs. M. W. GOSS said today.
Richard, a Pullman carrier for the Daily News-Review, Moscow, drowned while swimming in the Grant park municipal pool. A United Press dispatch said Richard was in the water for less than five minutes when his body was recovered but that he failed to respond to artificial resuscitation.
An autopsy performed later on the body revealed no water in the boy's lungs, and this led to the belief the youth had been stricken with a heart attack.
Surviving besides the boy's parents are three sisters and four brothers.
Mrs. GOSS, the mother of the youth, was formerly Miss Ruby BEATTIE, of Rochester, Ind.

Monday, July 19, 1937

The badly decomposed BODY OF A MALE ITINERANT was found suspended from a piece of wire from the limb of a tree along the Tippecanoe river bank below Leiters Ford Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
The discovery was made by Frank SCHMIDT owner of the farm when he went to care for his cattle which were grazing along the banks of the river.
Coroner Dean K. STINSON, of this city, was immediately summoned and found that the suicide victim had died from a broken neck. In his reconstruction of the tragedy, Stinson stated it was probable that the hobo who was about 50 years of age, had secured the wire from a nearby fence, climbed the tree, fastened one end of the wire to a limb, made a noose of the other which he placed about his neck, and then leaped from the limb on which he was standing.
Embers from a camp fire near the river's edge indicated that the itinerant stayed over night and had prepared himself food prior to the ending of his life. A small knapsack and blanket were found at the site of the tragedy.
The suicide victim was not poorly dressed and is believed not to have been tramping for a long period. His underclothing were comparatively new and clean and the overalls and blue shirt he was wearing had been washed recently. The investigators searched for identification marks but none was found.
An immediate burial was ordered by Coroner Stinson as the condition of the body was such that relatives or friends could not identify him.
The clothing worn by the man will be held in an effort to aid in the identification of the victim, however, authorities stated.

William DAVIS, aged 86, who for many years was a farmer in the Mt. Zion neighborhood died at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank ERWIN in Marion. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis the second that he had suffered during the past year.
The deceased was born in Dover, Delaware, on September 14, 1850. His parents were Nathan and Martha DAVIS. When a small boy his parents came to Fulton county to reside. Mr. Davis was a farmer throughout his entire lifetime.
His wife Lula Rebecca DAVIS preceded him in death on March 9, 1928. Mr. Davis was a devout member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church and served as an elder of the organization for many years.

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Frank ERWIN and Mrs. George ERWIN, Marion, Mrs. Bert DAVIS, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Della PONTIUS of this city, and Frank DAVIS, Tippecanoe.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Rochester Presbyterian Church with Rev. Harley DAVIS, Monroeville, a cousin, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
The body was brought from Marion to the home of Loyd PICKENS in South Madison Street Monday afternoon where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Miss Lida ELLIOTT, aged 79, for many years a resident of Rochester died in the St. Lukes Hospital, Chicago, Saturday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered July 4 on a train enroute from California where she had spent the winter to her daughter's home in New York City.
The deceased was born on a farm in Cass County and was the daughter of David and Julia KLINGER. Her husband the late Ben ELLIOTT was employed in the Pension Bureau in Washington, D.C. for a number of years. Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Zella CORBY, New York, N.Y., a step-son, Jimmy ELLIOTT, Philadelphia, a sister Mrs. Mary E. THRUSH, 1015 Jefferson Street, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held in Chicago Monday morning after which the body was taken to Washington, D.C. for interment in the Arlington Cemetery beside that of her husband.

Mrs. Luetta WIESJAHN, 65, former resident of Fulton county passed away Monday morning, 4 o'clock at the San Jose hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., on July 12th. Death resulted from peritonitis following an illness of several weeks duration.
Mrs. Wiesjahn was born in the Bruce Lake community and resided in the western section of Fulton county until nine years ago when she and her husband, Albert W. WIESJAHN, removed to California.
The survivors are the husband and the following children, Mrs. Dessie SILVERTHORNE, of Palo Alto, Calif.; Mrs. Grace COMPTON of this city; Miss Goldie WIESJAHN and Donald [WIESJAHN] and Ralph WIESJAHN, all of Palo Alto, and Forest WIESJAHN, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral services were held at the Wiesjahn home in Palo Alto last Wednesday afternoon.
[NOTE: Albert F. WEISJOHN m. Luetta D. STAMM, Jan. 14, 1890, M.R. Book E, p. 348 - Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983.]

Tuesday, July 20, 1937

Mrs. Rebecca [UNCAPHER] BUTLER, 87, a pioneer resident of the city of Rochester passed away at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 19th, 1937, at the home of her daughter Mrs. A. B. GREEN, 712 Pontiac street, following a lengthy illness. Had Mrs. Butler lived until Tuesday, July 27th she and her husband Harris E. [BUTLER], would have observed their 69th wedding anniversary.
Rebecca, daughter of Israel and Margaret (SULT) UNCAPHER, was born in Marion, Ohio, October 27th, 1849. At the time of her death Mrs. Butler had attained the age of 87 years, 8 months and 22 days.

In 1854, when but five years of age she was brought by her parents to the then wilds of Indiana, where the family settled on a tract of timberland near Grovertown, Starke county, Indiana.
With all the duties and responsibilities of her early life, there was a vein of happiness and pleasure running through it all. While school advantages in those days were limited, she became well versed in the three R's, and became a good speller and reader.
At the close of the Civil War she met Harris E. BUTLER to whom she was married July 27th, 1868, in Plymouth, Ind., the cermony being performed by Judge OSBORN. To this union six children were born, Laura E. BUTLER GREEN of Rochester; Russell H. [BUTLER] and Irvin E. BUTLER now of Baltimore, Maryland. Three boys, Palmer [BUTLER], Otis [BUTLER] and Richard [BUTLER] died in infancy.
She leaves besides her husband, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
About five years ago she developed a tired mind and was no longer able to care for the home. She with her husband took up their abode with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. GREEN, of Rochester, where she resided at the time of her death.
About the year 1880 she united with the Weslyan Methodist Church at Donaldson, Indiana, later transferring her membership to the United Brethren Church, in which church she remained a faithful member until death. Her husband being a minister in that church, she became an active co-worker, ever ready to do her part for the cause she loved so well. She loved to read her Bible which was her constant guide.
The funeral services in charge of Rev. Noah McCOY, assisted by Rev. CAIN and REIDENBACH will be conducted from the local United Brethren Church, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body will lie in state in the church from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Burial will be made in the Grovertown cemetery.

William Henry Harrison BARKMAN, aged 81, for many years a resident of the Athens neighborhood, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William D. KISER, 317 South Union street, Mishawaka, at 3:45 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death followed an illness of one week due to pneumonia, but he had been in failing health for several years.
The deceased was born on a farm northeast of Rochester on September 30, 1855 and was the son of Isaac and Mary Elizabeth BARKMAN. In a ceremony which was performed in this city on January 26, 1884, he was married to Miss Sarah L. EMMONS who preceded him in death on December 1, 1924.
Mr. Barkman followed the occupation of farming here for many years or until twelve years ago when because of his health he was forced to retire since which time he has made his home with relatives. He was a member of the United Brethren Church of Athens.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. KISER and Mrs. Roscoe COPENHAVER, South Bend; two sons, Ora Ray BARKMAN, Chicago, and Lloyd J. BARKMAN, Osceola; three brothers, George BARKMAN, Rochester; Alonzo BARKMAN, Mentone and Newton BARKMAN, Talma; six granddaughters; two grandsons; two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson.
The body will lie in state at the Kiser home in Mishawaka from Wednesday evening until one hour of the funeral service which will be held from the Rochester United Brethren Church at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH in charge. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Martin [Mary DEVANEY] BURNS, aged 62, died at her farm home one and a half miles northwest of Grass Creek at 2:30 p.m. Monday after an illness of eight months which followed a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 15, 1875 and was the daughter of Patrick and Bridget DEVANEY. She was married to Mr. Burns on September 26, 1905.
Mr. and Mrs. Burns have lived in Wayne township for the past 27 years moving there from Cincinnati. Mrs.Burns was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church at Kewanna and the Holy Rosary Society of that organization.
Besides the husband she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret KIRK of Mentone, Indiana, two sons, John [BURNS] at home and Joseph [BURNS] of near Grass Creek and three grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the St. Ann's Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Thursday morning with Rev. Charles SEEBERGER giving the mass. Interment will be made in the St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery near Grass Creek.

Wednesday, July 21, 1937

A change was made in the funeral arrangements for the late Mrs. H. E. BUTLER, who died here yesterday in that burial was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery here instead of at Grovertown. The services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Rochester United Brethren Church in charge of Dr. B. E. CAIN assisted by the other ministers of the St. Joseph Conference. Pastors of the United Brethren Church served as pallbearers. Mrs. Butler's husband, Rev. H. E. BUTLER, is a retired United Brethren minister and veteran of the Civil War.

Harry E. ALLEMAN, aged 55, who operated a drug store in Argos for a number of years, died in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning, following an operation performed six days ago for a bursted appendix.
The deceased was born on a farm near Argos on June 25, 1882 and was the son of David and Lunetta Alice (GRAY) ALLEMAN. He was married to Miss Hazel GARN of Argos on September 18, 1907.
Mr. Alleman operated the only drug store in Argos until five years ago, when he sold the establishment and moved to Plymouth, where he was employed in the Model Pharmacy. Mr. Alleman was employed in the BLUE DRUG STORE in this city in 1907 by the late Alex RUH. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church at Argos.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Hazel ALLEMAN, who is employed as a beautician in her son's shop in Anderson; son, Donald ALLEMAN; two daughters, Mrs. Bernice UMBAUGH, Elwood and Mrs. Helen BLANCHARD, Logansport; brother, Charles D. ALLEMAN, Argos and two grandchildren. A daughter, Mary ALLEMAN, preceded her father in death in 1935.
The funeral arrangements have not been made because the brother, Charles Alleman, who is now touring the west in his automobile, has not been located.
The funeral will not be held later than Saturday. The body has been moved to the Umbaugh Funeral Home at Argos.

James Milo VanLUE, aged 80, life long resident of Fulton county and for many years a farmer living one-half mile north of Athens, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after an illness of two weeks due to complications.
The deceased was born on a farm in Rochester township on March 3, 1857 and was the son of James and Malinda (CLEMANS) VanLUE. He was married to Clara Margaret WOOLLEY in a ceremony which was performed at Akron on June 23, 1879. She preceded her husband in death. Mr. Van Lue was a member of the United Brethren Church at Athens.
Survivors are two sons, Mark [VanLUE] and J. W. VanLUE of the Athens vicinity; two brothers, Oliver H. [VanLUE], Rochester, and Frank [VanLUE], of Niles, Michigan; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A son, Omar VanLUE died in 1915.
The funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. M. L. LIVENGOOD of the Athens United Brethren Church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.

Thursday, July 22, 1937

The funeral services for Harry E. ALLEMAN will be held in the Umbaugh Funeral Home at Argos, on Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. KLINE will be in charge. Burial will be made in the new Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.

Winamac, July 22. -- Cecil COLWELL, 41, of Ober (near Monterey and south of Culver), died at St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport, about 5:30 o'clock Wednesday evening, three hours after he had driven his light panel truck into the side of the engine of a speeding south-bound Pennsy passenger train at the Washington street crossing here.
Colwell died, with both legs shattered and with internal injuries. He never regained consciousness, hospital attendants reported.
Railroad men said the automatic flasher warnings at the crossing were working when the train - the Union - which makes few stops beteen Chicago and Cincinnati, rolled through the city.
Colwell, driving a four-year-old panel truck loaded with federal mattresses for relief clients, drove his vehicle into the side of the speeding engine, crippling the train. When the Union arrived in Logansport a few minutes off its 3:15 o'clock schedule, a substitute engine was rolled out to pull the crack train into Cincinnati.
Dr. H. J. HALLECK, of Winamac, called to attend the victim who was pulled from the wreckage a few yards down the track from Washington street, rushed the stricken man to the Logansport hospital in the Lange ambulance.
The body of the victim, father of four children, was taken to the family home last evening after being prepared for burial.

Friday, July 23, 1937

Funeral services for Henry H. WALTERS, 74, were held Friday afternoon at the Broadway Evangelical Church, South Bend. Several relatives and friends of the deceased from Rochester and Fulton county were in attendance.
Mr. Walters passed away at his home at 115 East Fox Street, South Bend on Wednesday evening, following a lengthy illness from heart disease.
The deceased was born on a farm near Rochester, on May 4, 1863. On March 6th, 1890, at Lindsey, Ohio, he was united in marriage to Sophia MILLER, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Grover SHAFER, of Argos; two sons, Gerald [WALTERS] and Robert WALTERS, of South Bend; a half-sister, Mrs Eugene NAFE, of near Loyal; and a half-brother, Noah MILLER of this city.

Mrs. William [Barbara Ellen DARR] MANLEY, aged 67, died at her home, 215 East Ninth Street, at 11:30 o'clock Friday morning after an illness which started on February 15, when she was stricken with pneumonia.
Barbara Ellen Darr was born at Argos on December 25, 1869. She was the daughter of Reuben and Margaret (WISE) DARR and had lived in Rochester for many years.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on December 8, 1916 she was married to William G. MANLEY. Mrs. Manley was a member of the First Baptist church, Rebekah Lodge and the Women's Relief Corps of this city.
Survivors are the husband, daughter Miss Margaret HOLMES at home; sister Mrs. William WHITTENBERGER, South Bend; three brothers John [DARR], Newton [DARR] and Charles DARR of this city and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday in charge of Rev. B. G. FIELD. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
[NOTE: William G. MANLEY m. Barbara E. HOLMES, Dec. 8, 1915, M.R. Book J, p. 74. -- Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Indiana, Marriages, 1836-1983.]

Saturday, July 24, 1937

Mrs. Fred [Anna CARUSO] EASTERDAY, aged 44, Marshtown, died at 4:30 o'clock Saturday morning in the Woodlawn Hospital after an illness of three months due to anemia. She was admitted to the hospital Friday afternoon.
Anna Caruso was the daughter of John and Mary CARUSO and was born in Shepardsville, Kentucky. She died on her forty-fourth birthday.
In a ceremony which was performed on May 10, 1919 at Jeffersonville she was married to Fred EASTERDAY. The deceased had lived for the past fifteen years in Fulton and Marshtown.
Survivors are the husband, son Robert [EASTERDAY], aged 11, and a number of other relatives who reside in Kentucky.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Fulton Baptist Church in charge of Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.

Monday, July 26, 1937

Lewis W. OLES, aged 84, former resident of the Richland Center community died at 3:50 o'clock Monday morning in South Bend. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of one week.
The deceased was the son of Charity and Oren OLES and was born in Ohio on May 12, 1853. He came to this county when a boy and lived here until three years ago when he went to South Bend to reside. His wife who was Charlotte BERGER preceded him in death.
Survivors are two sons Frank OLES and Marion OLES both of Mishawaka, a daughter Mrs. Bessie HOOVER, South Bend and nine grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the grandview Evangelical Church northeast of this city at 9 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. L. E. SMITH officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows Cemetery.

John P. LEAVELL, 75, well known farmer of the Fulton neighborhood, died Saturday evening, 7:40 o'clock at his home, following an illness of several weeks from cancer. The deceased who had resided in Liberty township for practically all of his life had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton, Cass and Miami counties.
Mr. Leavell who was born on a farm near Perrysburg, Ind., on October 13, 1862, was the son of Francis M. and Ruth Ann (CHALK) LEAVELL. On Nov. 26th, 1884 he was united in marriage to Emma BLOOM who passed away in the year of 1918. In the year of 1920 he was united in wedlock to Mrs. Minnie COOPER. The deceased was a member of the Fulton Baptist church and the Masonic Order. Mr. Leavell also served as a member of the Board of County Commissioners, several years ago.
The survivors are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Chloe WILLIAMSON, of Casper, Wyo., Mrs. McDOUGLE, of near Logansport, Mrs. Anna OLIVER, of Royal Centre, and Mrs. Garnet SHOWLEY, of near Fulton; a son, Clyde LEAVELL, of Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Gertie REED, of Chicago; a brother, Ed LEAVELL, of Fulton; 32 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, will be held Tuesday morning ten o'clock at the Fulton Baptist church. Interment will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Franklin C. MICKEY, aged 77, life long resident of Newcastle township, died at his farm home eight miles northeast of Rochester at 1 o'clock Monday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of six weeks.
The deceased was the son of Daniel and Katherine MICKEY and he was born on a farm near Yellow Creek Lake on December 17, 1859. He was a farmer and followed that occupation throughout his lifetime.
Fifty-two years ago in a ceremony which was performed in this city he was married to Miss Mina SEVERNS. Mr. Mickey was a devout member of the First Baptist Church of this city.
Survivors are the widow, sister, Mrs. Washington BENTON, Mentone and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be conducted from the Bethlehem Baptist Church seven miles northeast of Rochester at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Ora BENDER of Logansport in charge. Interment will be made in the Sycamore Chapel cemetery.

Mrs. Mary E. [WALRUS] CONDON, 63, passed away Saturday evening at ten o'clock at her home near Mexico, Ind. Death resulted from complications following an illness of two months' duration.
Mary E, daughter of J. H. and Lucius WALRUS, was born in Miami county on December 5th, 1871. On November 15th, 1888, she was united in marriage to Larimer CONDON. Mrs. Condon was a member of the First Brethren church of Mexico.
The survivors are her husband; a daughter Mrs. Grace BEECHER of Cass county; two sons, Irvine [CONDON] of Twelve Mile, and Ralph [CONDON], of Argos; three sisters, Mrs. James SUTTON, Mrs. John EITEL, both of Phillips, Wis., and Mrs. Sarah OBENCHAIN of Tulsa, Okla.; three brothers, Sam. W. [WALRUS] and Irvine WALRUS, of Klyte, Wis., and Albert WALRUS of Ft. Madison, Iowa; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Mexico, with the Reverends BALSBAUGH and DODDS, of Mexico officiating. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.

Tuesday, July 27, 1937

Mrs. Irene R. HIVELY, 67, of Macy, Ind., wife of Charles HIVELY, succumbed at 4 o'clock Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence GROGG, of Gilead, following a six months' illness caused by cancer of the liver. Mrs. Hively was born March 27, 1870, in Kosciusko county, the daughter of Hiram and Priscilla FINTON, and spent most of her life in Pierceton, Warsaw and Macy. She was wed to Charles Hively in Pierceton on November 27, 1889. The deceased was a member of the Pierceton Presbyterian church and of the W. R. C.
Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence GROGG of Gilead; one son, Donald HIVELY of Elkhart; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; five brothers, Charles [FINTON], Lon [FINTON] and Chance FINTON of Pierceton, Dan FINTON of Flint, Mich.; and Henry FINTON, of Groton, N.Y.; and two sisters, Mrs. Maude KILGORE of Pierceton and Mrs. Della MILLER of Warsaw.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Wednesday at the Grogg residence in Gilead with Rev. G. C. PONTIUS officiating. Interment will be at Akron. The Ashley funeral home at Pierceton is in charge of the body.

Thursday, July 29, 1937

Charles Lee McGUIRE, 75, pioneer grocery and market owner of Mexico, Ind., passed away at his home in that town on Wednesday morning, following a brief illness from heart disease. Mr. McGuire had been in business in Mexico for over 56 years.
The deceased, who was the son of Allen and Rebecca McGUIRE, was born in Mexico on February 19th, 1862. In 1885, he was united in marriage with Carrie KLINE, who preceded him in death in 1910, and three years later, he married Ruth Ella MARTIN.
Surviving besides the widow are 11 children, Walter N. McGUIRE, of this city; Mrs. C. L. MYERS, of Gilead; Lyman Earl McGUIRE, of Mexico; Mrs. W. P. CLEMENTS, of this city; William Donald McGUIRE, at home; Mrs. W. T. SMITH, of Peru; Fred McGUIRE, Mrs. Fred CARPENTER, Charles William McGUIRE, Betty Jane [McGUIRE] and Peggy Lee McGUIRE, all of Mexico.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Frank FISHER will be held at the Mexico Brethren church, Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery.

George W. LEWIS, 95, of Milford, Ill., a veteran of the Civil War, passed away Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles CALLAHAN, who resides five miles southeast of Kewanna. Death resulted from complications, following an illness of several months' duration. Mr. Lewis who had made his home with his daughter for the past two months, was a resident of Fulton county from 1913 to 1919.
George W., son of Jonathan and Louisa Jane (BOYD) LEWIS was born in Milford, Ill., on August 2nd, 1842. In the year of 1864 he was united in marriage with Margaret PANCAKE, who passed away in 1917. The deceased was a member of the U. S. Civil Co. K 114 Illinois Infantry and also a member of the Milford, Ill. Methodist church.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Sarah CALLAHAN, of near Kewanna; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Brief services in charge of Rev. ALWOOD, of Fulton, were held at the Callahan home Thursday afternoon. The body was then removed to Milford, Ill., where on Friday afternoon the funeral rites will be conducted in the Milford Methodist church. Rev. FitzHENRY, pastor of the Milford church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Milford, Ill.

O[mer] L. ROBERTS, of Macy, today received word of the death of his cousin, Rev. Harold B. SMITH, which occurred at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., Wednesday.
Rev. Smith, who was an evangelist, was well known to many residents in this community and for a long number of years resided in Logansport, Ind. He was a member of Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Country Club and the Elk's lodge, of Logansport. Rev. Smith will be buried in the West the message stated.

Mrs. Etta May [ROBERTS] WATERS, 74, who resides near Deedsville, Ind., passed away Wednesday morning at her farm home, following a heart attack. Mrs. Waters had been in ill health for the past two years.
Mrs. Waters, who was the daughter of Joel and Mary Louise ROBERTS, was born at New Waverly, Ind., on October 29th, 1863. In the year of 1885 she was united in marriage to William WATERS. She had been a resident of the Deedsville community for the past six years.
Survivors are the husband; a son, Verl [WATERS], of Peru; a daughter, Mrs. Mary SWOPE, of Perrysburg; a brother, O[mer] L. ROBERTS, of Macy; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Deedsville United Brethren church. Burial will be made in an adjacent cemetery.

Friday, July 30, 1937

Funeral services for Abner M. HUTCHINSON, 70, former resident of Fulton county were held today at his home in Marion, Ohio. Mr. Hutchinson, who was a trainman on the Erie railroad for over 48 years, passed away last Tuesday following an illness of several weeks duration.
The deceased was a brother of James H. HUTCHINSON, who resides a mile north of Athens. The brother and other members of his family attended the services.

Mrs. Albert [Rosetta McINTYRE] CHESTNUT passed away at her home at the corner of Eleventh and Monroe streets at 7 o'clock Friday morning after a lingering illness due to heart trouble and complications.
Rosetta Chestnut was born in Fulton county and was the daughter of Elliott and Lear McINTYRE. She spent her entire lifetime in this community, and was a member of the First Evangelical Church of this city.
She leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Survivors are the husband; son John BARRETT; daughter Mrs. Guy [Charlotte CHESTNUT] MOORE, Indianapolis; two granddaughters Peggy Lou BARRETT and Stephany Lou MOORE, Indianapolis; two brothers Frank McINTYRE, Niles, Mich., and Elizah McINTYRE, Tippecanoe and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be conducted from the Val Zimmerman funeral parlor at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Peru, Ind., July 30. -- Richard Charles MUHL, 10-year-old son of Mrs Charles V. MUHL, two and a half miles north of Chili on Road 19, was killed instantly Thursday morning when he jumped from a tractor pulling a threshing machine directly into the path of a car driven by Gordon WELLER, 47, of Macy.
The lad had run from the house to the road when he heard the steam tractor and threshing machine approaching from the north. He stood on the platform of the tractor until it reached a "T" road that intersects the state highway just south of the Muhl home, and jumped from the tractor to run to a nearby farm, where his father was working.
Weller was going south and had started around the threshing machine when the boy jumped directly in the path of his machine. Weller said he was traveling about 25 miles an hour in his 1937 Plymouth coach. He brought his machine to a standstill within a few feet but the lad's body was hurled for a distance of 20 feet.
Weller and other men carried the boy to his home, where a physician pronounced him dead. Weller was accompanied by Harley SHRIVER. Charles E. KING and George A. KLINE, of near Gilead, were operating the tractor and threshing machine, which were being taken to a farm south of the Muhl home. Leroy YARIAN was following the threshing equipment in a wagon.
Coroner A. S. NEWELL and State Police Officer Estil BEMENDERFER, investigated the tragedy, which boosted Miami county's auto death toll to 14 in less than seven months. The coroner said the accident was unavoidable.
Dr. Newell said the boy's death resulted from a fractured skull, both collar bones broken and a crushed chest. The right front fender of the automobile was smashed by the impact with the body of the youth.
Richard was a student in the Chili school. He was born on February 14, 1927 in Wabash county.
Surviving besides the parents is a brother, James Allen [MUHL], 3.
The body was removed to the Grandstaff funeral home at Roann, and was returned to the residence Friday morning. Funeral services will be conducted in the Chili M.E. church at 2 o'clock Saturday with Rev. Edgar MOORE officiating, assisted by Rev. C. F. GOLDEN. Interment will be in the Chili cemetery.

Monday, August 2, 1937

Funeral services were held in Argos Sunday for John E. PEASE, 83, who passed away Friday at the home of his sister Mrs. Aaron Albright, who resides three miles southeast of Argos.
Mr. Pease had made his home with his sister for the past ten years coming to this community from Danville, Ill. The deceased was a member of the Evangelical church, of Danville.
The survivors are the sister, Mrs. Aaron ALBRIGHT, and two brothers, Thomas [PEASE] and Elias PEASE, both of Danville, Ill.
Interment was made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos, Ind.

Wednesday, August 4, 1937

William H. KENDRICK, aged 72, former resident of Rochester died today at the home of a relative in Crown Point friends in this city were advised.
Mr. Kendrick was born in this city and was a scion of pioneer Fulton county family. He was an architect and had lived in Crown Point for the past twelve years, during which period he had been in ill health.
The deceased was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be held at Crown Point Friday afternoon in charge of Lake Masonic Lodge No. 157 of Crown Point.Burial will be made at Crown Point.

Thursday, August 5, 1937

Funeral services for Mrs. Nathaniel [S.] [Ida L. COLE] WENTZEL, who passed away Tuesday evening at her home near Kewanna, will be held at the Wentzel residence, Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. SCHROER, of this city, will officiate.
The deceased who had been a resident of Union township for over 55 years, was born in Sandusky, Ohio, on March 27, 1862. Her parents were John and Elizabeth COLE. On April 22nd, 1883 she was united in marriage to Nathaniel [S.] WENTZEL. Her husband preceded in death in 1927. Mrs. Wentzel was a member of the Rochester Lutheran Church.
The survivors are two sons, Charles WENTZEL, of Elkhart; Arthur WENTZEL, of Kewanna, and two daughters, Mrs. Bertha OVERMYER of Argos, and Mrs. Esther GUISE of Plymouth. A daughter, Mrs. Edna RALSTON passed away in 1908.
Interment will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Saturday, August 7, 1937

Julian C. COLBY, a former editor of the KEWANNA HERALD, died at his late home in Union Grove, Wisconsin, Monday after an illness of some duration. Funeral services were held Thursday and burial was made at Union Grove.

Tuesday, August 10, 1937

Mrs. Myrtle [LIVINGSTONE] MILLER, aged 48, wife of Lloyd MILLER, died at her home in Argos at 5:45 o'clock Monday afternoon following a stroke of paralysis. She had been in ill health for several years and suffered the stroke two weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Argos on July 13, 1889 and had lived in that community during her entire lifetime. Her parents were John and Sarah LIVINGSTONE. She was married on August 12, 1907. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Argos Christian church and several clubs in that city.
Survivors are the husband; four sons, Dr. Robert MILLER, Argos; John [MILLER], Charles [MILLER] and Booth [MILLER] all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie BLUESS and Mrs. Eva LANES, Detroit; brother Grant LIVINGSTONE, Detroit and one grandson.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. (CST) Thursday with Rev. Elmer JONES of Argos officiating. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Wednesday, August 11, 1937

Mrs. Millicent [MURPHY] KARN WILDER, aged 80, died at her home 1528 South Main Street, at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage which she had suffered earlier in the day. She had been in poor health for the past two years.
The deceased was born near Chili on August 2, 1857, and was the daughter of Jesse and Rebecca Ann (MENDENHAL) MURPHY. She was twice married, to Reuben KARN at Peru on September 22, 1877, and to James WILDER on July 21, 1927, both husbands preceding her in death.
Mrs. Wilder has been a resident of Rochester for the past forty-eight years moving here from her birthplace at Chili. She was a member of the Baptist Church for 60 years and of the Women's Benefit Association for 40 years.
Survivors are three sons, Oren KARN and Russell KARN of this city and Harry KARN of Macy; three brothers, Arthur MURPHY, Macy; Alpheus MURPHY, Rochester and Albert MURPHY, Indianapolis; two sisters Mrs. Malissa BROWN and Mrs. Emma CARPENTER of Peru and seven grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. B. G. FIELD pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may view the body until the hour of the funeral service at the Wilder home on South Main St.

Thursday, August 12, 1937

Mrs. Katherine MATHIAS RITTER, aged 35, of rural route 1, Bourbon, Ind., former resident of Rochester, died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph hospital in South Bend after two weeks' illness following a cerebral hemorrhage.
She was born in South Bend, March 4 1902, and lived there nearly all her life having moved to Bourbon just recently. On July 26, 1921, she was married here to Melvin C RITTER, who survives.
Other survivors are her father, Michael C. MATHIAS, of South Bend; a son, Robert [RITTER], at home; three brothers, Arthur [MATHIAS] and Michael MATHIAS, South Bend, and Donald MATHIAS, Flint, Mich.; and three sisters, Mrs. Lois TANNER and Mrs. Wilfred SCHIESTEL, Flint, Mich., and Miss Mary Ann MATHIAS, South Bend.
The body may be viewed after 11 a.m. Thursday in the home of her father at 1015 Quimby street, South Bend. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church in South Bend with Rev. Wendell P. CORCORAN, C.S.C., pastor, chanting the high requiem mass. Burial will be in Cedar Grove cemetery near South Bend.

Friday, August 13, 1937

Friends in this city today received word of the death of the mother of K. B. JONES a teacher in the Rochester schools. Mrs. Jones died at her home in Paoli early today and funeral services will be held from the Friends Church at Paoli Sunday at 2 p.m. Mrs. Jones had often visited in the city and had a number of friends here.

Saturday, August 14, 1937

William F. WILSON, 70, a farmer, died at his home west of Monterey at 6 o'clock Friday evening after a week's illness following a stroke of apoplexy.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Mary [WILSON], and three children, Glen [WILSON] and Tom [WILSON] of Rochester and Mrs. George WARNER, of near Winamac.
Mr. Wilson was born in Pulaski county and has lived in that county all his life.
No funeral arrangements have been made.

Monday, August 16, 1937

The name of Miss Margaret MILLER, a daughter, was omitted through an error in the obituary in The News-Sentinel on Mrs. Lloyd MILLER, Argos who died one week ago after a stroke. One son's name was Bruce MILLER and not Booth MILLER.

Funeral services for William WILSON of near Monterey, father of Glen [WILSON] and Tom WILSON of this city was held Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Monterey. Rev. R. L. HENSHEW was in charge and burial was made in the cemetery at Monterey.

Mrs. Florence [HECK] BODEY, 49, passed away Sunday evening at her home three miles south of Argos. Death resulted from cancer following an illness of 18 months duration. The deceased who resided in Marshall county throughout all of her life had a wide acquaintaance of friends in both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Mrs. Bodey who was the daughter of Fred and Lydia (SWIHART) HECK, was born on a farm in Marshall county, Indiana, on May 27th, 1888. She was united in marriage to Ray BODEY on January 8th, 1911, the ceremony being pronounced in Argos. Mrs. Bodey was a member of the Brethren church.
The survivors are the husband; a daughter Mrs. Ruth REED, of Argos; her father, Fred HECK, of Tippecanoe, Ind.; three sisters, Miss Edith HECK, Mrs. Zona NEWCOMB, Miss May HECK, all of Argos; a brother Ray HECK, of Tippecanoe, and one grandchild.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. C. C. CRIPE will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Walnut Brethren church. Interment will be made in the Walnut Brethren church cemetery.

Tuesday, August 17, 1937

John W. CLOUD, 79, died Sunday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. M. CAMBLIN, 1201 S. Madison street, Rochester, following a brief illness. Short services will be held at the Camblin residence Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Charles MILLS officiating and final rites will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Central Church of Christ, Van Buren, Ind., of which Mr. Cloud was a member. Rev. Harper McCUNE will be in charge of services and burial will be made at Van Buren.
John W. Cloud, son of James and Elizabeth CLOUD, was born in Wells county, Indiana, Dec. 9, 1857. At an early age he moved to near Van Buren with his family. Later he moved to Van Buren and resided there until August 1934 when he and Mrs. Cloud came to live in Rochester.
He was united in marriage with Mary L. DUCKWALL August 27, 1885 and to this union four children were born. Two sons, Clarence [CLOUD] and Elbrage [CLOUD] preceded him in death. Survivors are his wife, Mary L. CLOUD, Rochester; Leroy CLOUD, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. CAMBLIN. Four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
Many friends in Rochester and Van Buren will miss the kindly, elderly gentleman. His rare ability to win friends endeared him to all who knew him. On Main street he was a familiar character.

Hiram E. NEFF, 77, one of the pioneer citizens of the Lake Manitou vicinity, passed away Monday evening at 6:30 o'clock, at his home three miles east of Rochester. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several weeks duration. Mr. Neff, who had resided on the east side of the lake for over fifty years had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Hiram Edward [NEFF], son of Jonathan and Harriet NEFF, was born in Williamsport, Pa., on February 5th, 1860. On September 18th, 1887, he was united in marriage to Mary E. HORN, the ceremony being solemnized at Williamsport, Pa. Mrs. Neff passed away November 19th, 1922. The deceased followed the occupation of farming up until a few years ago when he retired from active duties. He was a member of the Evangelical church of this city.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Henry OWEN and Mrs. Otto WEIMER, both of this city; five brothers, Dr. Charles C. NEFF, of York, Pa.; J. A. NEFF, Samuel NEFF, Howard NEFF, Ernest NEFF, all of Williamsport, Pa.; and four sisters, Mrs. Margaret WILDER, Mrs. Ada AUCH, Mrs. Carrie KOHER, Miss Anna NEFF, all of Williamsport, Pa.
Funeral services will be held at the Evangelical church Wednesday morning, ten o'clock, with the Rev. L. E. SMITH officiating. The body will then be taken to Williamsport, Pa., where services will be held and burial made in the Williamsport cemetry.

Thursday, August 19, 1937

Rochester relatives early today [were] informed of the death of Mrs. Frank [E.] [Sarah M. SHEWARD] COCHRAN, 74, which occurred Wednesday evening at her home in Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Cochran had a wide acquaintance of friends in both the Argos and Macy communities, where she resided for a number of years.
The deceased, whose maiden name was SHEWARD, was born on a farm near the Sheward bridge, about six miles northeast of this city. She is survived by her husband and a son, Howard CORBIN, both of Detroit. The late Frank SHEWARD, of this city, was a brother of Mrs. COCHRAN.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, Saturday afternoon 2 o'clock. Rev. C. E. MILLS will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, August 23, 1937

Mrs. Millie Ann [FIELDS] ENYART, a pioneer resident of Cass county passed away Saturday afternoon, at the home of her son Nathan [ENYART], a mile west of Metea, Ind. Death resulted from complications which arose when the aged lady suffered a fractured hip three weeks ago. Mrs. Enyart would have observed her 99th birthday had she lived until October 16th of the present year. The deceased had a host of friends in both Fulton and Cass counties.
Millie Ann, daughter of William and Nancy FIELDS, was born on a farm in Randolph county, Indiana, on October 16th, 1838. In the year of 1861 she was united in marriage with Samuel R. ENYART, the ceremony being solemnized in Grant county. Mrs. Enyart was a member of the Methodist church.
The survivors are three sons, Nathan A. [ENYART], of Metea; John [ENYART], of Rochester; Walter [ENYART] of Everett, Mich; a daughter, Mrs. Alma ADAMS, of Wabash; 26 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. W. LAKE, were held at the Fulton United Brethren church, Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial was made in the Five Corners cemetery, [two miles west of Macy, Allen township, Miami county, Indiana].

Mrs. Gladys GORDON BURN returned today from Evanston, Ill., where she attended the funeral of the late H. H. McCLAIN who died early Thursday morning. Mr. McClain was well known in this city and was an uncle of the late George GORDON.

Tuesday, August 24, 1937

Injuries suffered in an automobile wreck in Road 31 between Lapaz and Lakeville, Sunday night, proved fatal to Milo M. REED, 40, of Argos, who passed away Monday morning 8:45 o'clock in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth, Ind. The argos man received a skull fracture and a crushed chest. Reed was on his way home from South Bend, when his auto crashed head-on into a machine driven by Tom HUFFMAN, of South Bend.
Milo Millard [REED], son of James and Sarah Ellen REED, was born in Argos on May 19th, 1897, and resided in that vicinity throughout all of his life. He followed the occupation of farming.
The survivors are his father, and a sister, Mrs. Stella VANCE, both of Argos.
Funeral services will be held in Argos, Wednesday afternoon two o'clock. Rev. Richard CROWDER will officiate. Interment will be made in the Argos Maple [Grove] cemetery.

Ralph ROWE, 35, well known farmer of Henry township, passed away Monday evening at 7:45 o'clock at his home south of Athens. Death resulted from cancer following an illness of over nine months duration. Mr. Rowe, who always took an active interest in the affairs of the Athens community had a large number of friends in both Henry and Rochester townships.
The deceased, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. ROWE, was born in Henry township and resided in that vicinity throughout his entire life. He was a member of the Athens United Brethren church and always took an active interest in various fields of work in this religious organization.
The survivors are his wife; three daughters, Jane [ROWE], Charlotte [ROWE] and Nancy [ROWE], all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. ROWE of near Athens; two brothers, Fred ROWE, of this city; William ROWE, of Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank CLEMANS, of Logansport and Mrs. Roscoe BURKETT of Athens.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Athens United Brethren church. The Rev. Melvin LIVENGOOD and Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Peru, Ind., Aug. 24. -- Mrs. Harriett P[ORTER] CHARTERS, 67, wife of C. M. CHARTERS, 122 West Main street, died of a complication of ailments at her home Monday afternoon. She had been ill for nine weeks.
Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of the Hammond-Jackson funeral home on West Main St., at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. The Rev. V. L. CLEAR, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate and interment will be in Reyburn cemetery.
Although she had been incapacitated by ill health during recent years, Mrs. Charters previously had been one of the city's leaders in women's clubs and civic activities, and during the World War played a leading part in local Red Cross affairs. She also had been a member of the Peru Art club, Afternoon Musicale, Associated Charities and Ladies Auxiliary to Dukes Memorial hospital.
An accomplished musician, Mrs. Charters served for many years as organist for the Presbyterian church. She had lived here all her life, and since childhood had been an active member of the Presbyterian church.
Survivors include the husband and two children, Mrs. Mildred LEAVITT and John P. CHARTERS both of Peru. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Emma PORTER and Miss Aura PORTER both of Peru; Charles P. PORTER, of Ft. Wayne, and John R. PORTER, of St. Louis.
Born in Peru, Oct. 7, 1869, Mrs. Charters was the daughter of the late John R. PORTER. She and the surviving husband were married Sept. 5, 1905.

Wednesday, August 25, 1937

John S. LINDER, aged 77, a lifelong resident of Liberty township, died at his farm home, four and a half miles southeast of Fulton at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death followed a stroke of paralysis which he suffered three months ago, since which time he has been bedfast.
The deceased was born on a farm in Liberty township on May 25, 1860. He had always followed the occupation of farming. In the year 1900 he was married to Nora GRABLE.
Survivors are the widow; three nieces and five nephews. One of many children the deceased was the last survivor of his family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Fulton Baptist Church with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.

Mrs. Julia E. RAMSEY, 81, passed away in Indianapolis, Tuesday morning. Death was attributed to a complication of diseases, following an illness of a lengthy duration. Mrs. Ramsey had been a resident of the Macy community for practically all of her life.
The deceased who was the daughter of Abraham and Mary DINGMAN was born in Peru, Ind., on April 17th, 1856, and on July 14th, 1874 she was united in marriage with Samuel G. RAMSEY. Mrs. Ramsey was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
The survivors are two sons, Leo [RAMSEY], of Peru and Ivan [RAMSEY], of Akron, with whom she resided for several years; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Ivan Ramsey home in Akron. Rev. J. F. STEPHENSON will officiate. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Winamac, Ind., Aug. 13. -- Four deaths, two of them tragic, were reported in one family during a thirty-six hour period.
While at Dewey, Ill., attending funeral rites for Price STANDLEY, an uncle, three local people, Mrs. Lulu GALLAHER, Mrs. Ollie PETERSON and Merl BRADEN, received word that a niece, Mrs. Edna SKYBACK, and her infant daughter, were killed in a highway crash at Kile, Ohio, while enroute to the Standley funeral, and that another niece, Mrs. Berdie SHELLBARGER, died suddenly at her home in Minnesota.

Thursday, August 26, 1937

After a few hours illness, Mrs. Eva Grace MALONE READ, of Danville, Ill., succumbed Wednesday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. Joseph SHADLE, of Macy, Ind. The deceased and her husband, Rev. Charles READ, arrived at Macy, Monday for a brief visit at the Shadle home. At the time of Mrs. Read's demise, Rev. Read was in Ohio, attending the funeral of his brother.
Eva Grace, daughter of Martin and Lulu MALONE was born on May 15th, 1897, and upon reaching womanhood was united in marriage with Charles Read. The survivors are her husband; and a son, Ira B. [READ], aged 5. Two sons of Rev. and Mrs. Read were killed in Danville, Ill., Sept 8, 1936, when they were struck by a train while riding their bicycles.
Funeral services will be held in Danville, Ill., Saturday afternoon 1:30 at the Sunset Memorial. The body was returned to Danville today.

A. R. McCREARY, aged 88, a former resident of Kokomo, died suddenly Wednesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank JUSTUS. Death was due to a heart attack and followed a slight stroke of paralysis which he suffered three months ago.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. F. W. TAYLOR and Mrs. T. C. BURRIS, both of South Bend and Mrs. JUSTUS; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Interment is to be made in the Prairieville cemetery southwest of Kokomo Saturday morning.

Tuesday, August 31, 1937

Dr. F. E. JONES, 62, for many years up to 1922 a prominent Lucerne physician, died early Sunday at an Indianapolis hospital of a lingering illness.
Surviving, according to Mrs. John HALL of Lucerne who learned of the death, are the wife, Mrs. Minerva A. JONES, a son Richard [JONES] at home; two sons practicing physicians, Drs. Geo. [JONES] and Ervin JONES, and a daughter Mrs. Mildred LONG, of Indianapolis.
Funeral services for the deceased, born near Crawfordsville, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Central Christian church, Indianapolis.

Wednesday, September 1, 1937

Bonnie Jean [WILLIAMS], aged two, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester WILLIAMS, who reside on a farm eight miles southeast of Rochester, in Liberty township, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning from injuries received one hour prior when she was run over by a car driven by Lloyd DAWSON of this city. Death was due to a fractured skull and chest injuries. Bonnie Jean was an only child.
The child had accompanied her mother to the mail box to wait for Elmer GORDON, carrier on Route 6. Mrs. Williams wished to purchase a money order and proffered Mr. Gordon a check other than her own, which was just a few cents under the amount of the money order plus the fee for the same.
Mrs. Williams started to cross the road to her home to obtain the necessary change, telling her daughter to remain with Mr. Gordon. The child was not familiar with Mr. Gordon and started to run to join her mother, who had gone across the road to the lane leading to her home.

Bonnie Jean darted directly into the path of the car driven by Mr. Dawson who was driving slowly. An ambulance was called from Fulton and the child was brought to the Woodlawn hospital. The child never regained consciousness.
Statements were taken by Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, and Prosecutor Murray McCARTY from Mr. Gordon, Mrs. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Dawson and their two children who were the only witnesses to the accident. The Dawson family was southbound to visit in the farm home of relatives east of Fulton when the accident occurred.
Mr. Dawson is a first cousin of Mrs. Williams and a second cousin of Bonnie Jean. He was greatly grieved by the accident and rendered all the assistance he could to Mr. and Mrs. Williams.
Bonnie Jean was born October 30, 1934 on a farm near Fulton, where she had lived during her entire lifetime. Her parents were Chester and Donna (GORDON) WILLIAMS. She was member of the Cradle Roll of the Fulton United Brethren Church.
Survivors are the parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jean GORDON and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard WILLIAMS. The grandparents reside near Fulton.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Sarah L. [WILTFONG] SHAFER, a pioneer resident and one of the city's most highly esteemed citizens, passed away Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Effie Brackett, 1017 South Main Street. Her death was attributed to arterio-sclerosis from which affliction she had suffered for the past several years.
Mrs. Shafer, who was the widow of the late Dr. Winfield Scott SHAFER, founder of the Woodlawh hospital throughout her many years of residency here took a most active part in practically every movement which was for the improvement of the religious, civic and social life of this community. In her life's work, Mrs. Shafer accomplished her goals in a quiet and unassuming manner and in her untiring work she made a host of friends throughout this and adjacent counties.
Sarah Wiltfong Shafer, daughter of Noah and Elizabeth WILTFONG, was born in LaPorte county, Indiana, February 5, 1855. At the age of 10, she moved with her parents to Marshall county on April 4th, 1865, where she resided for a number of years. On April 19, 1877 she was united in marriage to Winfield Scott Shafer, the ceremony being pronounced at her Marshall county home. A short time later she and her husband moved to the Big Foot neighborhood where he practiced medicine for a brief period and then came to Rochester, in 1881, where both resided for the remainder of their lives, Mrs. Shafer having been a resident of the city for over 60 years. Her husband preceded her in death on January 22, 1916.
Mrs. Shafer was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rochester for over a half century. She also was a charter member of the Rochester Woman's Club and while serving in the capacity of president of this organization, worked unceasingly and successfully for the establishment of the Rochester Carnegie Library. Mrs. Shafer was honored by being appointed as president of the first board of directors of the Rochester Library. She also was a member of the Board of Children's Guardians and served in this humanitarian field of work for a long span of years.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Effie BRACKETT; a son, Robert W. SHAFER, county auditor, both of this city; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Andrew THAYER, of near Plymouth; and a brother, Schuyler WILTFONG, of South Bend. A son, Dr. Howard SHAFER, preceded his mother in death on July 24, 1931 and a daughter Grace [SHAFER] passed away in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of Mrs. Effie Brackett, 1017 South Main street. Rev. B. G. FIELD, of the First Baptist Church will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Eva Mae [ZARTMAN], baby daughter of Manford and Goldie (BALL) ZARTMAN passed away at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday at her home on South Jefferson street, this city. Death resulted from cholera infantum, following an illness of but two days.
Eva Mae was born July 6th, 1936, in Rochester, Ind. She is survived by her parents.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. REIDENBACH will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the United Brethren church.

Thursday, September 2, 1937

Rex DULMATCH, aged 30, South Bend, a former resident of Rochester, was killed late Wednesday afternoon, when a car in which he was riding home from work, was struck by a railroad train at a street crossing in South Bend. Details of the accident were not contained in the report which was received by local relatives. The funeral services are to be held in South Bend, Friday afternoon. The widow, two sons and a daughter survive.

Plymouth, Sept. 2. -- One man was killed and three others burned south of Donaldson on the Starke county line yesterday, when a new line for the Northern Indiana Public Service company came in contact with a 6900-volt line.
The victim was Glenn JONES, 32, of near Monterey and Culver.
Those burned were Mack LEITER, Clifford SULT and Jess ROGERS, all of Grovertown. They were brought to a hospital here, where physicians said they would recover.
The widow and three children survive Jones.
The fatal accident occurred as the men were stringing the line along insulators. Ground crew members helped the injured to their feet, and went to the rescue of Jones with rubber capped poles. The victim was burned badly, and did not respond to treatment, or artificial respiration.
The new stretch of cable was being strung to replace a section damaged by lightning and wind some weeks ago. None of the survivors was in a position to explain how the wire became charged. The victim was seated in a sling at the time his body came in contact with the hot wire.

Funeral services for Bonnie Jean WILLIAMS, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester WILLIAMS, who reside on a farm eight miles southeast of Rochester will be held from the United Brethren Church in Fulton at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.
The services will be in charge of Rev. J. W. LAKE pastor of the church. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Fulton. The dead child was a member of the Cradle Roll department of the Fulton U.B. Church.
Bonnie Jean Williams was accidentally killed Wednesday morning when she darted in front of an automobile driven by Lloyd DAWSON of this city. The accident occurred in front of the Williams farm home.
The dead child was a second cousin by marriage of Mr. Dawson. Mr. Williams, father of Bonnie Jean, is a first cousing of Mrs. Dawson.

Eva Mae [ZARTMAN], year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manford ZARTMAN, who reside on South Jefferson street, died at 4:15 o'clock Wednesday morning in the Woodlawn hospital. Death was due to cholera infantum and followed an illness of two days.
The child was born in this city on July 6, 1936 and was the daughter of Manford and Goldie (BALL) ZARTMAN.
Survivors are the parents, half-brother, Leroy Earl BROWN, paternal grandfather, Clyde BALL and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry ZARTMAN.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. L. E. SMITH officiating. Burial will be made in a local cemetery.

Albert Milton ARNOLD, aged 81, former resident of Macy, Kewanna and Rochester, died at his home in Greencastle Wednesday morning, friends in this city have been advised.
Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered several weeks ago. He had been in ill health for the past six years due to injuries which he received in an auto accident at that time.
The deceased was born in Miami county near Santa Fe on February 16, 1856. He was a school teacher and lived in Miami county until 1907 at which time he went to Kewanna where he was the superintendent of schools for one year.
Later he moved to this city where he resided for four years and in 1915 moved to Greencastle for permanent residence. His widow was Anna Kathryn MILLER whom he married in October.
Survivors are the widow, two children, Clark ARNOLD a teacher in DePauw University and a daughter, Mrs. Florence FENIMORE, Indianapolis; brother Schuyler ARNOLD, Crystal City, Ohio, and a grandson. A son Ralph [ARNOLD], two sisters and brother preceded him in death.
The funeral services will be held in Greencastle Friday after which the body will be taken to Macy where a graveside service will be held in the Plainview Cemetery at 3 p.m.

Friday, September 3, 1937

Mrs. Mary Jane [WOOD] PALMER, aged 86, for many years a resident of the Tiosa community, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dan BUSSERT, 430 West Eighth Street, early Friday from injuries which she received four weeks ago when she stumbled and fell fracturing a limb.
The deceased was the daughter of Joseph and Sidney BELL WOOD and was born near Knightstown, Ind., on March 27, 1851. Her parents moved to Fulton county when she was four years old and settled on a farm near Tiosa, where she continued to reside until four weeks ago, when she suffered her injury and was moved to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bussert.
On August 6, 1868 in a ceremony which was performed in this city she was married to William T. PALMER to which union eleven children were born. The husband and five children preceded Mrs. Palmer in death.
Survivors are two sons, Joseph PALMER, South Bend and Benjamin PALMER of this city; four daughters, Mrs. Oscar SCOTT and Mrs. BUSSERT, both of Rochester; Mrs. Thomas DUNFEE, Mishawaka and Mrs. Ira SMITH, North Judson; twenty-three grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Bussert on West Eighth Street at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Further details as to the last rites were not available at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Funeral services for Glenn JONES, aged 29, Burr Oak, who was instantly killed Wednesday afternoon when 6900 volts of electricity passed through his body while he was erecting a new power line near Donaldson for the Northern Indiana Public Service Company will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the United Brethren Church in Burr Oak followed by burial in the Masonic Cemetery, at Culver.
Five other men were injured in the acccident which claimed the life of Mr. Jones. One of the injured, Clifford SULT former resident of Kewanna is a patient in the Parkview Hospital at Plymouth. The men were changing the wires so that the current could be stepped up from 6900 volts to 12,000. In some manner the wire they were changing came in contact with a hot wire thus shocking all six of them.
Mr. Jones was born near Culver and graduated from the high school there in 1929. He married Miss Minnie FLORENCE who resided on a farm near Richland Center. They would have celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary next Monday.
Besides his wife, Jones is survived by three children, Robert Lee (JONES], Mabel Caroline [JONES] and Shirley Mae [JONES]. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel JONES of Burr Oak, two sisters, Hazel JONES and Mrs. Gladys PROSSER and three brothers, Floyd [JONES] and Thomas [JONES], of Burr Oak, and Lewis [JONES] of Tule Lake, California also survive.

James F. WESTWOOD, aged 71, died at his farm home one-quarter of a mile west of the Rochester Tourist Camp at 1 o'clock, Friday morning. Death was due to complications incident to old age. He had been in ill health since early in the spring when he was stricken with influenza.
The deceased was born in Staffordshire, England, August 25, 1886 and had lived in Fulton county for 50 years, moving here from Peru. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Eli WESTWOOD, and his wife was the late Tressa BLOOM.
For many years Mr. Westwood lived on a farm west of this city owned by the late George BEARSS, but during the past five years he has been the sexton of the Citizens Cemetery.
Survivors are five sons, Ben [WESTWOOD], who lived with his father, Fred [WESTWOOD], Thomas [WESTWOOD], and John [WESTWOOD] of Rochester, and Robert [WESTWOOD] of Fowler; four daughters, Mrs. John MEDARY, Fulton; Mrs. Edith ARTER, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Harvey COLEMAN and Mrs. Albert WOOD, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah McCARTER and Mrs. Anna BARTHOLOMEW of Youngstown, Ohio, and a brother, Albert WESTWOOD, of Cambridge, Ohio.
The funeral services will be held from the Westwood home at the west edge of the city at 3 p.m. Sunday with Rev. L. E. SMITH, pastor of the First Evangelical Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Last rites for Rex DULMATCH, 33, of 1532 Second street, LaPorte, Ind., victim of a grade mishap Wednesday at Kingsbury, near LaPorte, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. DULMATCH, 219 Niles Avenue, Mishawaka. He is a former resident of Rochester.
Mr. Dulmatch, an employee of the Grand Union Tea company, was driving a light panel company truck when the accident occurred. The vehicle was struck at 11 a.m. Wednesday by a fast eastbound Grand Trunk passenger train at a back street crossing. He was killed instantly, and the truck was demolished. The grade is unguarded except for a warning sign.
Born January 15, 1904, in Rochester, Ind., he moved to South Bend to make his home, 16 years ago from Bourbon, Ind. A year ago he left South Bend to reside in LaPorte. September 22, 1926, in South Bend, he married Alma REINKING, who survives.
Additional servivors besides his parents and his widow, include three children, Jack [DULMATCH], Marilyn [DULMATCH] and Janet [DULMATCH], of LaPorte; two brothers, Robert [DULMATCH], of Fort Wayne, and Paul [DULMATCH] of South Bend, and three sisters, Jeanette [DULMATCH], Helen [DULMATCH] and Marjorie [DULMATCH], all of Mishawaka.
The Rev. Theodore KLEINHANS, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran church, South Bend, officiated at the funeral services, and interment was made in Highland cemetery, at South Bend.

George William MORRIS, aged 9, South Bend, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 5 o'clock Friday morning from tetanus which developed after he had fractured both bones in his left arm betwee the elbow and the wrist, when he fell from a pony on Friday, August 27.
The lad was visiting at the farm home of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace MORRIS northeast of this city, when he broke his arm, when he fell from a pony owned by his cousins whose guest he was.
The fracture was reduced, but tetanus developed later. He was taken to the Woodlawn hospital Tuesday.
The deceased was born in the Reiter community west of this city on January 24, 1928 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross P. MORRIS. The family moved to South Bend from the Reiter community one year ago. The father is employed by the Major Brothers Packing company.
Survivors are the parents; sister, Mary Lou [MORRIS], aged 7; grandfather, George MORRIS, who resides on a farm northeast of this city and a number of uncles, aunts and cousins.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian Church at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. C. E. MILLS officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Morris northeast of this city late Friday afternoon, where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, September 7, 1937

Mrs. Perry BRINEY passed away Monday evening at her home near Delong, Ind. Mrs. Briney had been in ill health from a complication of diseases for the past five years. Mrs. Briney who had been a resident of Fulton county for over 18 years had a wide acquaintance of friends in this community.
Corah [PERRY], daughter of Gus and Hannah PERRY, was born in Carroll county, Indiana, on July 8th, 1881. On March 12th, 1902, she was united in marriage to Perry BRINEY, the ceremony being solemnized at Monticello, Ind. She was a member of the Christian church, of Carroll county.
The survivors are the husband, a daughter, Mrs. Clyde NEFF, of Rochester, three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dosha KELLY, of Bremerton, Wash.; Mrs. Downing Will PERRY, of Monticello, Ind., and a brother, Dennis PERRY, of Portland, Ore.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Luckenbill funeral home, Leiters Ford. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Eva [MARRS] RHINEHART, aged 75, Fulton, passed away in the Woodlawn Hospital Sunday evening after an illness dating since Thursday with a rheumatic heart. She had been in poor health for several months.
The deceased was born in Indiana on August 10, 1862 and was the daughter of Achor and Elizabeth MARRS. She had lived in Fulton for fifteen years. Her husband George RHINEHART preceded her in death 17 years ago. Mrs. Rhinehart was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church.
The deceased is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Nannie GANGVER, of Logansport; Mrs. May MARTIN of Sharon, Penn.; and Mrs. Fletcher PEPPER, of Fulton and three stepsons.
Final services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Burial was made in Fulton cemetery.

Following an illness of several months duration from a cancer, Monroe KREIDER, 76, passed away Sunday morning at his home in Akron, Ind. The deceased had been a resident of Akron for over 11 years and was employed by the C. K. R. Company.
Mr. Kreider was born in the state of Pennsylvania on September 22nd, 1861. He came to Akron from Liberty Mills, Ind., 11 years ago. His first wife, Miss Isabelle CRISSMAN, preceded him in death in 1916. Later he was united in marriage to Mrs. Carolyn SHOEMAKER, of Huntington, Indiana.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Roy HAINES, of Greencastle, Ind., four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Delbert HANE, of Greencastle, and Mrs. Bertha HUHLER, of Huntington, Indiana.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester. Rev. Noah McCOY was in charge of the services. Interment was made in the Union cemetery east of North Manchester.

Frank S. RUSH, aged 68, life long resident of Fulton county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Cessna, four miles west of this city in Road 14 at 8 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was due to a heart attack and followed an illness of ten days due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born on a farm northeast of this city on November 11, 1868 and was the son of Thomas and Nancy RUSH. He had followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life. He was married on June 26, 1890, his wife preceding him in death. Mr. Rush was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Moose lodge.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. John CESSNA and Mrs. Harry CASTLEMAN, Phoenix, Ariz.; foster son Carl DAY, Phoenix, Ariz.; four sisters, Mrs. George WRIGHT and Mrs. Daurcey SMITH, Rochester; Mrs. Minnie ANDREWS, Culver, and Mrs. Lora HOSMAN, Plymouth; three grandchildren, Mrs. Eugene KELLEY and Eldon CESSNA, Rochester and Lee CASTLEMAN, Phoenix, Arix. and one great-grandson, John Eldon CESSNA, Rochester. The wife and three children, Nelle [RUSH], Augusta [RUSH] and Eldon [RUSH] preceded in death.
Funeral services were held from the Cessna farm home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Daniel S. PERRY officiating. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Wednesday, September 8, 1937

Peru, Ind., Sept. 8. -- Dr. L. E. VANOSDOL, 65 years old, prominent local dentist, dropped dead of a heart attack today while working in the laboratory of his office.

Dr. Vanosdol who practiced in Washington, Ind., for 15 years before coming here in 1914, was formerly president of the Miami County Dental Society.

Friday, September 10, 1937

Mrs. Omer [L.] [Korah E. CHAMP] ROBERTS, aged 54, died at her home in Macy at 8:20 o'clock Thursday evening from heart trouble and high blood pressure. She had been in ill health for several years and five weeks ago suffered a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased was born on a farm south of Macy on September 26, 1882 and was the daughter of Williard and Alice (McGINNIS) CHAMP. She was married in July 1902. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Roberts lived on farms near Roann and Deedsville but they have been residents of Macy for the past 25 years.
Mrs. Roberts has served as the correspondent for The News-Sentinel in Macy for a number of years. She served other newspapers in northern Indiana in a like capacity. She had a wide acquaintanship among residents in the Macy vicinity. For several years she was in charge of the Macy telephone exchange.
Survivors are the husband; daughter Mrs. Ralph GREER, Goshen; three step-children Earl ROBERTS, Macy; Arthur MENDES, Chicago and Mrs. Edna SETROW, Twelve Mile; brother Arthur CHAMP, Macy; two half-sisters Mrs. Earle ROBERTS, and Mrs. H. E. BELDING, Macy, and a grandson. A daughter Cecilia died in infancy.
The funeral services will be held from the Christian Church in Macy at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. S. K. SCHONDELMAYER in charge. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Deedsville.

Mrs. Louisa Johanna GANSKE, aged 89, sister of William TETZLAFF, well known Liberty township farmer, died at her home in Peru, Thursday evening of heart disease. She was born in Germany and has been a reisdent of Peru since 1872. Survivors other than Mr. Tetzlaff are a sister and six children. Funeral services are to be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the residence in Peru with interment in Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru.

Monday, September 13, 1937

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Moon Cemetery four miles northeast of Kewanna for Dillard BERRYMAN, aged 70, a resident of the Kewanna community for many years who died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. R. BUSH in Winchester, Ky., after a lingering illness of two years' duration.
The services were in charge of Rev. E. B. DEVAULT, Kewanna. Interment was made in the Moon Cemetery.
A retired farmer Mr. Berryman left his home near Kewanna several weeks ago for Winchester to spend the winter with his daughter. The deceased was born on December 28, 1857 and was the son of Alex and Jane (MONROE) BERRYMAN. His wife who was Sarah BARNETT died on Aug. 25, 1934. Mr. Berryman had lived in the Kewanna community for twenty-six years.
Surviving are the two daughters Mrs. BUSH and Mrs. William ADAMS of Kewanna; two sons, Alva BERRYMAN, Shelbyville, Ind.; Bert BERRYMAN of Grass Creek; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

George W. BRUGH, 81, a pioneer resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, passed away Sunday evening, 5:10 o'clock at his farm home nine miles northwest of this city. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which was suffered a little over two weeks. Mr. Brugh, who died on a farm adjacent to the one where he was born had resided in Aubbeenaubbee township throughout his entire life. He had a wide acquaintance of friends in this community.
George W., son of Joseph and Verlinda BRUGH was born May 19th, 1856 on what is known as the O. L. BERRY farm. On October 29th, 1879, he was united in marriage to Frances Ellen HUNTER, the ceremony being solemnized at Rochester, Ind. Mr. Brugh was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
The survivors are the widow; a daughter, Frances Ellen [BRUGH]; a son, Harry BRUGH, all of near Leiters Ford; four grandchildren, Albert G. BRUGH, of Battle Creek, Mich.; Frances Ellen WALSH, of Leiters Ford; Donnabelle [BRUGH] and Joe BRUGH, at home; two great-grandchildren, Dale WALSH, of Leiters Ford, and Richard Daryle BRUGH, of Battle Creek, Mich.; a brother, Elmer BRUGH, of Leiters Ford; two sisters, Lilly BRUGH and Mrs. Laura BUSSERT, both of Leiters Ford. Two children, Verle [BRUGH] and Ray [BRUGH], preceded their father in death.
The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, with Rev. ROUCH officiating. [NOTE: Bur Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery - W.C.T.]

Tuesday, September 14, 1937

John DUVALL, aged 83, a resident of Fulton county for thirty-seven years, died at the farm home of his son, Bert DUVALL, five miles northeast of Rochester in the Talma road at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of four months.
The deceased was born in Piqua county, Ohio on March 15, 1854 and was the son of George and Lucinda DUVALL. His family moved to Monticello, lIll., when he was quite young, where he continued to reside until he moved to Fulton to make his home.
Mr. Duvall was married to Lucy Ann DUVALL in a ceremony which was performed in Platt county, Illinois on Marcy 7, 1877. The deceased was a farmer and followed that occupation all of his life.
Survivors are the son, Bert DUVALL; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, who reside in Jamestown, North Dakota. His wife, son, Benjamin [DUVALL] and daughter Alice [DUVALL] preceded him in death.
The funeral services will be held from the home of the son at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. L. E. SMITH in charge. Interment will be made in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township.

Wednesday, September 15, 1937

Miss Mary SCHOLDER, aged 80, died at 2:45 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her brother Charles Scholder, 122 West Eighth Street, after an illness of several years due to hardening of the arteries.
A stroke of paralysis which Miss Scholder suffered eight weeks ago while visiting in the home of her sister, Mrs. Caroline KAYSER of Lansing, Michigan, was the contributory cause of her death.
The deceased was a life long resident of this city. She was born in Rochester on February 14, 1857 and was the daughter of Adam and Anna Katherine SCHOLDER.
Miss Scholder was a seamstress and was employed for many years by FELDER and SILVERBURG, clothiers, and by the late William BRINKMAN in his tailoring shop..
The deceased was the last charter member of the St. John's Lutheran Church which was founded in this city in 1872. The charter roll was signed by twenty. She was devout member of the Lutheran Church.
Survivors are the brother Charles SCHOLDER, the sister Mrs. KAYSER, two nieces and a nephew.
The funeral services will be held from the St. John's Lutheran Church in West Fourth Street at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. William SCHROER officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
All those who wish to contribute toward a memorial wreath for Miss Scholder are requested to call Rev. Schroer at 483-R.

Funeral services for George W. BRUGH will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the residence, nine miles northwest of this city. Rev. ROUCH will be in charge of the services.

Dr. Albertus T. BRIGGS, 75, former pastor of the First Methodist church here, died at the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis Monday. He had been in ill health for several years.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Gobin Memorial church, Greencastle. For two years Dr. Briggs was acting pastor of the Gobin church. He had made his home in Greencastle since leaving LaPorte in 1925.
Dr. Briggs was a graduate of DePauw university with the class of 1890, having won Phi Beta Kappa honors. He was superintendent of the Hammond district of the Methodist church from 1908 to 1914 and of the Greencastle district from 1925 to 1931, when he retired.
He also held pastorates at various times in Rochester, Kentland, Monticello, Attica, West Lafayette, Terre Haute, Carpentersville and Knightsville.
Dr. Briggs was president of the Preachers' Aid society for more than 10 years and helped found the Maple Methodist church at Terre Haute.
He is survived by his widow, the former Lenore ALLMAN; five daughters, Mrs. Max GARDNER, Berkeley, Calif.; Mrs. Paul RICE, New York City; Miss Mildred BRIGGS, Amherst, Mass.; Mrs. John COPPES, Nappanee, Ind., and Mrs. William BLANCHARD, Pomona, Calif.

Thursday, September 16, 1937

Raleigh POLEN, 58, former Kewanna resident, died Wednesday in an Indiana Harbor hospital where he had been a patient several weeks. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and the Baptist church at Indiana Harbor.
Survivors are the widow; four brothers, Amos [POLEN], George [POLEN], Vause [POLEN] and William [POLEN]; and three sisters, Mrs. Millie DeVAULT of Kewanna and Mrs. Nannie VanBRELE of Bedford.
The body was returned to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna today where funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, and burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, September 17, 1937

Chester L. RABER, 45, well known farmer of the Perrysburg neighborhood, passed away at his home Thursday evening from a heart attack. Mr. Raber had been in ill health for the past few weeks from influenza.
The deceased who was the son of Benjamin and Rebecca RABER, was born on a farm near Twelve Mile, on March 16th, 1892. He was united in marriage to Edna SLUSSER, November 25th, 1917, their ceremony being solemnized at Amboy, Ind.
The survivors are the widow; three children, Kenneth [RABER], Charles [RABER] and Ailene [RABER], at home; a sister, Mrs. Charles KNAUFF, of Perrysburg; four brothers, Earl [RABER] of South Bend; Bert [RABER] of Ladysmith, Wis.; Guy [RABER] of Roann, and Deo [RABER], of Perrysburg.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. E. YARIAN, of Roann will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Perrysburg Baptist church.

James Arthur [SCOTT], one-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur SCOTT, who reside on a farm two miles north of this city in Road 31, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday after a week's illness due to whooping cough.
The baby was born on August 13, 1937. Survivors are the parents; sister, Barbara Jean [SCOTT] and twin brother, George Francis [SCOTT].
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the home with Rev. L. E. SMITH officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Kewanna.

Saturday, September 18, 1937

James HUTCHINSON, of Athens, returned home today from Oak Park, Ill., where on Thursday he attended the funeral of his brother, Jerry V. HUTCHINSON, who passed away Monday, September 13th.
Jerry Hutchinson, who was 64 years of age was born and raised in Newcastle township and for a number of years taught school in this county. He moved to Illinois about 30 years ago, where he followed the electrician's trade. Mr. Hutchinson is survived by his widow and a step-daughter. Burial was made in the Oak Park cemetery.

John B. HALL, 64, passed away Saturday morning, at 8:30 o'clock, at his home, 228 North Pontiac street, this city. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis, however Mr. Hall had been in ill health for the past year. The deceased had been a resident of this city for 54 years.
John B., son of Thomas and Martha (CLOUSE) HALL, was born at Red Key, Indiana on August 11, 1873. He was united in marriage to Anna C. EBERTS, on Nov. 23rd, 1894, the ceremony being pronounced in this city. Mr. Hall followed the occupation of a laborer and at the time of his death he was employed by the Rochester Canning Company. He was a cigar maker and for many years operated a cigar factory in Rochester.
The survivors are his wife; three daughters, Pauline WELCH, of Tampa, Fla.; Jean M. JENKINS, of Claypool, Ind.; Helen C. CASE, of Mishawaka, Ind.; a son, Elbert L. HALL, of Macy, Ind.; two brothers, Louis [HALL] of Rochester and Devere [HALL] who is in the west, and four grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held at the Hall residence Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, with Rev. George CRANE, of Huntington, Ind., officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may view the body at the Hall home prior to the hour of the funeral.

Monday, September 20, 1937

Monterey, Ind., Sept. 20. -- Joseph M. KERLIN, 69, residing just south of Monterey died at his home Saturday morning after several weeks' illness. His wife passed away three years ago. Mr. Kerlin was an active member of the Holy Name society of the St. Ann Catholic church at Monterey.
Surviving are nine children, Jonas [KERLIN] of Winamac; Robert [KERLIN], Cletus [KERLIN] and Edward [KERLIN] of Pontiac, Michigan; Otto [KERLIN] of Chicago; Moses [KERLIN] at home; Mrs. Stella FOX of Pulaski, Mrs. Bertha FISHER of DeQueen, Ark., and Mrs. Rhoda KANCLE of Kansas City, and three brothers, William [KERLIN] of Lucerne, John [KERLIN] of Logansport and Robert [KERLIN] of Ohio.
The body was removed from the Kennedy funeral home to the residence Sunday where it may be viewed by friends as the casket will not be opened at the church.
Funeral services will be held at the St. Ann church in Monterey at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Father John SCHALL in charge. Burial will be made in the St. Peter cemetery near Winamac.

Rev. L. G. WOODS, aged 65, who was the minister in charge of the Tiosa Brethren Church for ten years, died at his home in Fort Scott, Kansas on September 7th, friends here have been notified. Death was due to a heart attack. Rev. Woods filled the pulpit of the Tiosa church three weeks ago when he was attending the national convention of Brethren church which was held at Winona Lake.

Bryant F. SHIPLEY, aged 65, retired railway postal clerk, died at his home 418 North Pontiac Street at 11:30 o'clock Sunday night after a fourteen weeks illness due to complications.
The deceased was born on a farm near Disko on September 10, 1867 and was the son of John and Amelia C. SHIPLEY. He spent the greater portion of his life as a railway postal clerk.
He entered the service in 1897 on the Wabash railroad running between Toledo, Ohio, and St. Louis, Mo. After a few years he secured a transfer to the Erie railroad and ran between Chicago and Marion, Ohio.
Mr. Shipley retired from service eight years ago since which time he with his wife have spent their winters in Florida. Two years ago Mr. Shipley's health became such that he was unable to make the trip to the southern state.
In a ceremony which was performed on August 6, 1891 at Disko the deceased was married to Eva C. CASE. Mr. Shipley was a member of the Grace Methodist Church of this city where he was a faithful attendant when health permitted.
Survivors are the widow, four brothers, Arthur [SHIPLEY], Huntington; Earl [SHIPLEY], Bismark, N.D.; Tully [SHIPLEY], Chicago and Ross [SHIPLEY] of Marion, Ohio, and a sister Mrs. L. L. SMITH of Cadiz, Ohio. A brother Miller SHIPLEY, and a sister Mrs. Ollie PEARL preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. R. ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Tuesday, September 21, 1937

Frank E. STUTESMAN, aged 67, a former resident of Rochester died in the St. Margaret's Hospital, Hammond, at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon after an illness caused by cancer dating since April.
The deceased was born in Peru on October 19, 1869 and was the son of Joseph and Sarah (McCHERRY) STUTESMAN. He was a resident of this city for 28 years moving here from Peru.
In a ceremony which was performed in Chicago, Ill., on March 28, 1909 he was married to the late Minnie KINGERY. Mr. Stutesman was employed as a school house janitor while a resident of Hammond.
Survivors are two brothers, James STUTESMAN, Dayton, Ohio, and Charles STUTESMAN, Peru, sister Mrs. Emma McCOY, Denver and number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. C. E. MILLS officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mrs. Linnie M. [WAUGH] BONINE, aged 76, for many years a resident of Rochester died suddenly in her home in Oak Park, Ill., at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon after suffering a heart attack.
Mrs. Bonine had just completed a motor trip to Oak Park from her summer home in Vandalia, Mich., when she suffered the fatal attack. Mrs. Bonine had two other heart attacks in recent months.
The deceased was born in Ohio on February 21, 1863 and was the daughter of Porter and Martha WAUGH. During the past few years she had divided her time between Rochester, Oak Park and Vandalia.
She was twice married, both husbands, Orton MITCHELL and John D. BONINE preceding her in death. Mrs. Bonine was one of the founders of the Christian Science church in this city and at her death was a practitioner in the Christian Science church.
Survivors are son Harry MITCHELL and a daughter Miss Annabell MITCHELL both of Chicago, a stepson Wyle BONINE and a sister Mrs. Sarah HAIMBAUGH of this city. Two sons Luther [MITCHELL] and Freddie MITCHELL and a sister Mrs. Robert GROVE preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church here at 2 p.m. Wednesday with a reader of the Christian Science church in charge. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Wednesday, September 22, 1937

Lewis A. METZGER, aged 82, a life long resident of Fulton county, died at 11 o'clock Tuesday night at his farm home, four miles northwest of Rochester on the River Road. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of one week.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on December 6, 1854. He was the son of Conrad and Mary METZGER. In a ceremony which was performed in this city on January 30, 1884, he was married to Martha Louisa JACKSON, who preceded her husband in death.
Survivors are two sons, Fred METZGER, Aurora, Ill., and George METZGER, Rochester; brother, John B. METZGER, Mishawaka and nine grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home after 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, where friends may pay their respects until the hour of the funeral service.

Saturday, September 25, 1937

Mrs. Clara E. EHLINGER, passed away Saturday morning 8:10 o'clock at her home, 207 West 13th street. Death resulted from diabetes. Mrs. Ehlinger had been in ill health for over three years, however her condition did not become extremely critical until a week ago. The deceased who had been a resident of Rochester for over a score of years had a wide acquaintance of friends in this community.
Mrs. Ehlinger, who was the daughter of George and Lidia (STALEY) RICHARDSON, was born on a farm near Fulton, Ind., on Feb. 22, 1875. On March 18, 1896, she was united in marriage to Joseph EHLINGER, the ceremony being solemnized at Macy, Ind. Mrs. Ehlinger was a member of the United Brethren church.
The survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ida CLINTON, of this city, Mrs. Pearl WILLARD, of Elkhart; two sons, Lee [EHLINGER] and George [EHLINGER], both of this city; five grandchildren; two brothers, Omer RICHARDSON, of this city; Elmer RICHARDSON, of Logansport, and a sister, Mrs. Cora YOCUM, of Rochester.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. REIDENBACH, will be held Monday afternoon 2 o'clock at the United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may view the body at the Ehlinger home after five o'clock Saturday.

Monday, September 27, 1937

Funeral and burial services were held in Akron Monday afternoon for Leon TULLIS, 22, formerly of Akron, who was killed Friday afternoon in an auto accident, north of Portland, Ind. John J. DOREMUS, a companion of Tullis', also suffered serious injury.
Tullis and Doremus, residents of Three Rivers, were enroute to Washington, D.C. The former Akron youth suffered a crushed skull and Doremus, a skull fracture.
Their automobile collided with a truck driven by John PARKER, Indianapolis, and owned by the Midwestern Trucking Company. The car was traveling south and the truck north. The crash occurred during a heavy rainstorm. Tullis was crushed beneath the steering wheel.
The deceased was born at Akron and was the son of Percy and Jessie (LANDIS) TULLIS who are the only immediate survivors. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, pastor of the Akron Church of God was in charge of the funeral services and interment was made in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Elnora [MILLER] MOORE, aged 67, widow of John MOORE, who died last April, passed away at her home in East Rochester Street, in Akron at 3 p.m. Sunday after a four months illness due to carcinoma.
The deceased was born in Fulton county near Mt. Zion on June 12, 1867 and was the daughter of Clark and Sarah MILLER. She was married on July 25, 1887.
Mrs. Moore lived on a farm southwest of Akron for many years, until 18 years ago when she took up her residence in Akron. She was a member of the Church of God at Akron.
Survivors are a brother, Irvin MILLER, who resides near Macy and a sister, Mrs. Hattie BOWERS, of near Athens.

The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Church of God in Akron with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Mt. Zion.

Tuesday, September 28, 1937

Mrs. Stuart PENDLETON, aged 53, of Delong, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 8:15 o'clock Tuesday morning from a heart attack. She had underwent an operation for removal of a hernie at the hospital last Thursday.
The deceased who was Ida B. HEETER was born in Fulton county on June 20, 1874. Her parents were Levi and Susanna HEETER.
She lived in North Dakota for a number of years returning to Delong to make her residence nine years ago.
In a ceremony which was performed in Willis, N.D., in 1917, she was married to Stuart PENDLETON. Mrs. Pendleton was a member of the Methodist Church in Delong.
Survivors are the husband and two brothers William HEETER of Delong and Samuel HEETER of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the Delong Methodist Church at 10 o'clock Friday morning with Rev. John A. WALTON officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Leiters Ford.

Following an illness from heart trouble which extended over a year's duration Daniel Bail PALMER, 81, passed away Monday evening 11:30 o'clock at the home of his son, James, 502 Clayton street, this city. The deceased who had a wide acquaintance of friends in this community had been a resident of Rochester for twenty years and of Fulton county for 50 years, coming here from Macy, Ind.
Daniel Bail, son of George and Mary PALMER, was born at Chili, Ind. on May 2nd, 1856. In the year of 1880 he was united in marriage at Peru to Cloriann HECKATHORNE. The Palmers resided at Macy for a long number of years where Mr. Palmer was employed as a mason.
The survivors are the son, James [PALMER], of this city; a sister, Mrs. Mary SKINNER, of Macy, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock from the Foster Funeral home. Rev. Fred YEAZEL, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Funeral rites for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth FERGUSON, 65, widow of Thomas FERGUSON who died at her home in Kewanna Sunday were held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist Church in Kewanna.
The services were in charge of Rev. J. W. NEILL. Interment was made in the Shaffer Cemetery northeast of Kewanna.
Mrs. Ferguson died after an illness of several weeks the last four days of which she was in a critical condition.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Cloe CLINGER of Arkansas City, Arkansas; three sons, Jack OLINGER of Rochester, Scott OLINGER of Mishawaka and Francis OLINGER at home; a sister, three brothers, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

John J. DOREMUS, aged 28, of Three Rivers, Mich., died in the Jay county hospital at Portland Monday evening from injuries he received Saturday morning in an auto accident near Portland. Doremus was riding in a car driven by Leon TULLIS, aged 21, of Three Rivers when the accident occurred. Tullis a former resident of Akron was killed instantly. He was buried in Akron Monday afternoon.

Wednesday, September 29, 1937

A heart attack suffered while visiting friends in Rochester proved fatal to Mrs. Ida May DUZAN KNOBLOCK of Bremen at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Knoblock had come to this city Tuesday afternoon to visit Mr. and Mrs. F. W. POLLY and had been induced to remain over night. Mrs. Knoblock was striken during the night, dying very suddenly.
Mrs. Knoblock was born may 12, 1868 and in 1888 married Isaac KNOBLOCK. Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Oscar [KNOBLOCK], of Bremen, a daughter, Mrs. George WIDMAN of South Bend and two sisters, Mrs. Laura WEADE and Mrs. Melvin STUCKEY both of Bremen, and three brothers, Charles DUZAN of Barnette, Mo., Ora [DUZAN] of Lowery City, Mo., and James [DUZAN] of Rich Hill, Mo.
Mrs. Knoblock was a member of the Later Day Saints Church of Mishawaka. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Huff Funeral Home in Bremen, read by an elder in the L.D.S. Church. Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery.

Thursday, September 30, 1937

Joseph P. HOMMAN, aged 75, former Silver Lake general store proprietor, died Tuesday in the Woodlawn hospital in Rochester. He had been a patient in the hospital for about a week. Mr. Homman had been in failing health for the past several months.
The deceased operated a general store at Silver Lake until about twenty-five years ago. He then was employed at a tower on the Erie railroad at Kentland, O. This summer he returned to Silver Lake to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. E. A. FRANKS. The daughter is the only surviving immediate relative.
The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Silver Lake U.B. church, of which the deceased was a member. Rev. Noah McCOY, pastor of the church, officiated, assisted by his son, Rev. Kenneth McCOY. Interment was made at the Silver Lake cemetery.

Mrs. Clara Annie [WERNIGK] PEARSON, who suffered a stroke of apoplexy Tuesday, passed away at her home two miles northeast of Twelve Mile, at 2:15 o'clock Thursday morning. Prior to this illness, Mrs. Pearson apparently was enjoying her usual good health. The deceased had a host of friends throughout the southern portions of Fulton county.
Clara Annie, daughter of Edward and Sarah WERNIGK, was born April 18, 1879, in Vermillion county, Ill. On March 29th, 1905 she was united in marriage to Swan PEARSON, the ceremony being pronounced at Armstrong, Ill. Mrs. Pearson was a member of the Twelve Mile United Brethren church.
The survivors are the husband; four sons, Lawrence [PEARSON], of Baltimore, Md.; Harry [PEARSON], Glen [PEARSON] and Clark [PEARSON], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Agnes ULERICK, of Twelve Mile; Mrs. Esther MUSSELMAN, of Rochester; two brothers, Fred [WERNIGK] and Ryan WERNIGK, of Armstrong, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy BURKHART, of Alhambra, Calif.; Mrs. Josephine SANDS and Mrs. Ada GREEN, of Twelve Mile, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Twelve Mile United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Skinners cemetery, near Twelve Mile.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon SHEETZ and son and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. SHEETZ went to Greensburg Wednesday where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Katherine CRIPLIVER, a sister of the Messrs. Sheetz. Mrs. Cripliver died in the Odd Fellows Home at Greensburg.

Friday, October 1, 1937

Henry FLORA, aged 60, died at his farm home three miles southeast of Argos at 11 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to carcinoma and followed an illness of one years.
The deceased was a life long resident of the Argos community and was born near that town on January 1, 1877 and was the son of Franklin and Ruth FLORA.
In a ceremony which was performed at Argos in 1899 he was married to Miss Ola FORSYTHE. Mr. Flora lived on farms near Argos during his entire lifetime.
Survivors are the widow; son, Dean FLORA, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby BAILEY and Mrs. Bonnie SHAFER, Argos, and Mrs. Mable CLINGERLING of Etna Green and three sisters.
The funeral services will be held from the Brethren Church, four miles southeast of Argos at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. C. C. CRIPE officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The body was removed to the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos, where it will remain until Saturday morning, when it will be returned to the Flora home, where friends may call and pay their respects until the hour of the last rites.

Mrs. Huldah [JAHNS] BRUGH, aged 45 died in the Woodlawn Hospital Thursday evening. She had been a patient in the hospital for one week and was operated last Monday. She had been in ill health for several years.
The deceased was born in Fulton County, Ind., on March 15, 1892, the daughter of Frederick JAHNS and his wife Wilhelmina STEINKE [JAHNS]. Childhood days and school attended at Wanatah. In 1906 she became a member of the Lutheran church at Wanatah. March 24, 1909 she married Vermont BRUGH. She had been employed in the Rochester Laundry for a number of years.
Survivors are the husband; daughter Mrs. Fritz WILLARD and son Merl BRUGH both of Rochester; three brothers Albert [JAHNS] and Otto JAHNS, Wanatah and William JAHNS, Bismark, North Dakota; two sisters, Mrs. Teeny SCHULTZ, Brookston and Mrs. Abraham [Lena] KOUTS and four grandchildren. A daughter Pauline [BRUGH] died in infancy.
The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the St. John's Lutheran church conducted by Rev. W. J. SCHROER. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Friends may view the remains in the Foster Funeral Home until the hour of the last rites.

Saturday, October 2, 1937

Arthur P. COPELAND, aged 79, passed away at his home, 1028 South Main street at 11:50 o'clock Saturday morning. Death resulted from heart trouble from which disease Mr. Copeland had suffered for the past several years. The news of Mr. Copeland's demise was received as a most severe shock in the business district, as but a few intimate friends of the family were aware that his condition became extremely grave early today.
Mr. Copeland, for a long number of years was president of the First National Bank, of this city and retired from that office about a score of years ago. Later, he became connected with the Fulton State Bank and served as president of that institution until a few years ago when ill health forced his retirement from all business activities. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge and took an active interest in both business, civic and political affairs of the community.
He is survived by a daughter, Miss Ruth COPELAND and a son, Arthur G. COPELAND, city editor of The News-Sentinel. More complete details concerning Mr. Copeland's obituary and funeral arrangements will appear in Monday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Monday, October 4, 1937

Funeral services of Arthur P. COPELAND, 79, who succumbed shortly before the noon hour Saturday, were held at his home, 1028 South Main street at nine o'clock Monday morning. Rev. James MacELREE, of the Presbyterian church officiated. Following the services the funeral cortege left for Marion, Ohio, where interment was made in the Copeland lot in the Marion cemetery.
The deceased had been in failing health for the past eight years, suffering from heart trouble. His condition became extremely grave a little over three weeks ago and a heart attack suffered shortly before noon Saturday resulted in his demise.
Mr. Copeland, who was a pioneer in Rochester and Fulton county business field up until a few years ago when failing health forced his retirement, had a host of friends throughout this section of the state and also in and around Marion, Ohio, where he resided for a number of years.
Coming to Rochester, from Marion, Ohio when but 18 years of age, Mr. Copeland accepted a position in a local bank which was owned by his uncle the late A. C. COPELAND. After three years employment in the Copeland bank he resigned and returned to Marion, O., and was employed over a score of years as railway mail clerk on the Erie. He was a clerk on the FIRST MAIL TRAIN to run on the Marion-Chicago division which was made in September of 1882.
At the death of his uncle, Mr. Copeland returned to Rochester and served as president of the First National Bank until 1914 when he retired. He then became interested in the Fulton State Bank and was president of that institution until a few years ago when he retired from all business activity. He was a prominent and forceful worker in the interest of the Republican party, being treasurer of the Fulton County Republican Central Committee for some time. During his 12 year tenure as a member of the Rochester City School Board he was an ardent worker in the planning and creation of the Rochester Joint High School building, and despite his many business duties he devoted much of his time for religious, fraternal and civic betterment of this entire community.
Arthur P. Copeland was born on September 28th, 1858 at Shackopee, Minn., the son of Howard and Sarah (DARLINGTON) COPELAND. He received his education in the Marion, Ohio schools, and was a personal friend of former President and Mrs. Warren G. HARDING of Marion. The latter having been a schoolmate of the Rochester man. He was united in marriage to Mary BOLEN, of Marion, O., on April 19, 1894, the ceremony being solemnized at Lima, Ohio. Mrs. Copeland passed away on April 27th, 1904. Arthur P. was the last survivor of a family of five sons.

The deceased was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church, the Blue Lodge Chapter of the Council and Commandry of the Masonic Order, of Marion, O., and the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge. The Marion Masonic order a few years ago awarded Mr. Copeland with a Life Membership Medal upon his completion of 50 years of membership.
The survivors are a daughter, Ruth COPELAND, and a son, Arthur G. COPELAND, both of this city. Eight nephews and nieces also survive.
Brief and impressive commital services were conducted at the Marion, Ohio, cemetery, by representatives of the Marion Masonic Order.

Mrs. Dorthea (PETERS) RAE, 26, former resident of this city, passed away Sunday evening at her home in Wabash, Ind., following a heart attack. Prior to her fatal illness, Mrs. Rae had been enjoying her usual good health. Mrs. Rae had been a resident of Wabash for the past eight years, moving to that city from Rochester.
Dorthea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Peters, was born in Rochester on May 15th, 1911. In the year of 1929 she was united in marriage to Luther RAE. The marriage ceremony being pronounced in this city. Mrs. Rae was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church.
The survivors are her husband; two sons, Merle [RAE], 6, and Dale [RAE], 7, all of Wabash and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling PETERS, of Rochester, Ind.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Hoover Funeral Home, in Wabash, Ind. Burial will be made in the Wabash cemetery.

Wednesday, October 6, 1937

Mrs. Martilla E. HORN, 76, a lifelong resident of Marshall county passed away Tuesday evening at her home, 416 North Michigan St., Argos, Ind. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of several years.
Martilla E. GORDON was born on May 15, 1861. In a ceremony solemnized at Argos on May 1st, 1884 she was united in marriage to Washington HORN. Five children were born to this union, four of whom preceded their mother in death.
The survivors are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Grace FLENAR, of Argos; and two sisters, Mrs. Jacob MARTIN, of Argos, and Mrs. Etta HUGHES, of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at the Horn home Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, with the Rev. TACOMA, of Ft. Wayne, officiating. The body will lie in state at the home until the hour of the services.

Thursday, October 7, 1937

Harry R. HOLTZ, 42, well known farmer who resides 2 miles west of Richland Center, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Thursday at the Wodlawn Hospital. Death resulted from an infected kidney following an illness of but two weeks duration. His condition had been regarded as extremely critical for the past week. Mr. Holtz, who resided in Rochester during the years his father Lewis G. HOLTZ operated the ROCHESTER CANNING FACTORY had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county.
Harry Russell [HOLTZ], son of Lewis and Frances (PACEY) HOLTZ was born January 30th, 1895, at Onarga, Ill., and removed to a farm west of this city with his parents, 40 years ago. On May 29th, 1926, he was married to Edna Marie BAKER, the ceremony being solemnized at Rochester. Harry followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life.
The survivors are his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. HOLTZ, of near Royal Center; 2 sisters, Mrs. Irene HALTERMAN, of Akron; Mrs. Loren EMMONS, of near Rochester and other relatives.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. B. G. FIELD of the Rochester Baptist church will be held Saturday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Friday, October 8, 1937

Mrs. Dora LIPPS, 72, of Argos, passed away Wednesday evening in a Pontiac, Mich., hospital. The Argos lady was removed to the home of her son, Walter [LIPPS], of Birmingham, Mich., and later her condition became so critical that she was taken to the hospital. Mrs. Lipps had been in ill health for the past several years, it was stated.
Dora (MILLS) LIPPS, was born in Whitley county, Indiana, on June 29th, 1865, and moved to Argos in 1893. On September 1, 1887 she was united in marriage to Freed LIPPS. The deceased was a member of the Argos Christian church.
The survivors are a son Walter, of Birmingham, Mich.; a daughter, Miss Mary LIPPS, of Indianapolis, one brother, Loren MILLS, of South Whitley and a sister Mrs. Stella CUTTER, of Churubusco.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. A. M. THOMAS, will be held Saturday morning 10:30 o'clock at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Funeral services were held Thursday in South Bend followed by burial at Mentone for Ephriam E. EMMONS, aged 77, who died Tuesday at the home of his daughter in South Bend. The deceased for many years lived on a farm near Talma. He was a charter member of the Milburn Boulevard Christian Church of South Bend. Survivors are the widow, two daughters, two sons, two brothers nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A change in the Harry HOLTZ funeral arrangements was made today due to the fact that Rev. B. G. FIELD who was to have officiated at the services which will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, will not return from an Eastern trip until the forepart of the coming week. Rev. L. SMITH, pastor of the Evangelical church, will be in charge of the services which will be conducted 2 o'clock Saturday.

Mrs. Scott WHITEMAN, 50, former resident of this city, passed away at her home at Pulaski, N.Y., Wednesday evening, according to word received here late Thursday by relatives. Mrs. Whiteman had been in ill health for the past two weeks, the message stated.
The deceased who was the daughter of Oliver and Minerva ALSPACH, left this community a score of years ago to make her home in the east.
The survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Charles RICHARDSON and Mrs. James CLEMANS, both of Rochester, and a brother Eli ALSPACH, of Peru. Mrs. Whiteman's maiden name was Daisy ALSPACH.
The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock at the WHITEMORE home, in Pulaski, New York. Interment will be made in the Pulaski cemetery.

Saturday, October 9, 1937

Lewis A. KAUS, a life-long resident of Akron, succumbed Thursday evening, following an illness of six months duration. The deceased who was born on a farm near Akron in the year of 1868, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the community. He was the son of Fred and Mary KAUS.
The survivors are a sister, Mrs. Mary WHITTENBERGER, of Warsaw; a brother, Will KAUS, of Jackson, Mich.; a half-sister, Sarah HALDEMAN, of Akron, and a number of nieces and nephews. His wife preceded him in death some number of years ago.
Brief funeral services will be held at the Todd Funeral home, in Kewanna, Sunday morning, 1 o'clock [sic]. The body will then be taken to the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Akron where graveside rites will be conducted by Rev. William BOISE, of Kewanna, at 2:30 o'clock.

Monday, October 11, 1937

John BECK, aged 73, retired Fulton county farmer died at his home in Tiosa at 8:45 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of two years. The direct cause of death was pneumonia which he contracted two weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Hancock county, Ohio, on November 10, 1863 and was the son of John and Angeline BECK. With his parents he came to Fulton county to reside when he was 11 years of age. For many years he resided on a farm in Richland township.
Mr. Beck was a devout member of the Sand Hill Methodist Episcopal Church of which organization he became a member in 1901. He also was a member of the Richland Center Odd Fellows Lodge. He was married to Miss Anna GLAZE on September 20, 1883. She preceded her husband in death as did a son and three daughters.
Survivors are three sons Valorus [BECK] and Tom [BECK] north of Rochester and George [BECK] of Indianapolis, and four daughters, Mrs. Nora BALDWIN and Mrs. Martha DILLMAN of Rochester, Mrs. Jennie HALTERMAN of Tiosa and Mrs. Etta OVERMYER of South Bend.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Sand Hill M. E. church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. I. J. ZECHIEL of Culver in charge. Interment will be made in the Reichter Cemetery.

Three blood transfusions to which she submitted in three days failed to save the life of Miss Eva MELLINGER, 42, widely known Lucerne lady. She passed away at the Cass county hospital in Logansport at 7:10 o'clock Saturday night, to which hospital she had been admitted three days previous. Death was due to pneumonia and complications.
Miss Mellinger is survived by her mother, Mrs. Susie MILLER of Lucerne; a sister, Mrs. Esta HERD of near Lucerne; a niece, Sarah Jane HERD, and several other relatives.
She was an active member of the Indian Creek Christian church in Harrison township where funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. C. D. SECRIST of Walton in charge. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Tuesday, October 12, 1937

Mrs. Arthur FANSLER, aged 33, of 321 West Eighth Street, died in the Kelsey Hospital in Kewanna at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday morning from injuries which she received in an auto accident at a cross roads two miles west of Kewanna Sunday evening shortly before 6 o'clock.

Death was due to an embolism which followed an operation which was performed Monday night to relieve Mrs. Fansler who had received serious internal injuries in the accident. Mrs. Fansler was hurt when a car driven by her husband figured in a collision at the cross roads west of Kewanna with a machine driven by Miss Bessie MULLENCUP, Kewanna.
Miss Mullencup was driving a car owned by Cecil ENGLE, Winamac, who was accompanying her. Mr. Fansler was accompanied by his wife and his sister, Miss Amy FANSLER. Mrs. Fansler suffered a fractured pelvis and internal injuries. All of the other persons in the two cars who were injured in the accident were able to return to their homes Sunday evening after receiving medical attention in Kewanna.
The deceased was Helen DARR daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (TIPTON) DARR. She was born on a farm two and one-quarter miles east of this city on February 24, 1904. She had spent her entire lifetime in Rochester and vicinity and at the time of her death was employed in the butter packing room at the Armour & Company plant in East Rochester.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on April 22, 1933 the deceased was married to Arthur R. FANSLER. She was a member of the Christian church near her home. When the membership roll of this church was consolidated with that of the Madison Avenue Christian Church in this city she affiliated with the local church and was a devout member of that organization.
Survivors are the husband; daughter, Betty Jean [FANSLER], at home; parents; four sisters Mrs. Evelyn HODGE, Mrs. Marjorie BRYANT, Miss Pauline DARR and Miss Barbara DARR all of this city; two brothers, Cleo DARR and Howard DARR, both of South Bend, two nieces and a nephew.
The funeral services will be held from the First Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. L. E. SMITH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DARR at their farm home, east of this city in Fort Wayne road after 5 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, October 14, 1937

Following an illness of about three years, Mrs. Marion C. REITER, 82, succumbed to a heart attack at her home, Ninth and Pontiac streets shortly after five o'clock Wednesday evening, Oct. 13.
Although suffering from illness attendant upon age, and on several occasions critically ill, Mrs. Reiter's demise came as a shock to a legion of friends; the fatal attack having come after a period of apparent improvement in health.
Anna Estella [LYON], daughter of David and Sarah (McCRACKEN) LYON, was born on the present site of the First National Bank in Rochester on Aug. 18, 1855. At the age of five she removed with her parents to the Lyon old home, Ninth and Jefferson streets, where she spent her early life. On April 12, 1883 she was united in marriage to Marion C. REITER who preceded her in death several years ago.
One son, Dee [REITER], two sisters, Mrs. Milo R. SMITH and Mrs. Frank TERRY also preceded her.
Mrs. Reiter, it is believed, was the oldest resident of Rochester who was born in Rochester. By virtue of such distinction, and by reason of an active career in the business and civic life of the city, and a very retentive memory, she was recognized as an authority on the growth and progress of the city during the formative years of the community.

As an assistant to her husband who was the local postmaster for a period of eight years, and later a township trustee, she boasted a large acquaintance and a host of warm personal friends throughout the county.
In 1892 she became a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city, and throughout the years was a constant and loyal member. Also, she was affiliated with several local fraternal organizations, and at the time of her demise was one of very few remaining charter members of Manitou Chapter, D.A.R. In that organization she served as regent for two years, and was active in the affairs until the last.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law Mrs. Mary REITER who resided with her, two nephews, Lyon [TERRY] and George TERRY, and one niece, Mrs. Sarah SHIRK.
Funeral services will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. James MacELREE of First Presbyterian church officiating. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, October 15, 1937

Miss Ida WIDEMAN, aged 80, died at her farm home five miles northwest of Akron near the Hahn schoolhouse Thursday morning. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered several years ago since which time she has been an invalid.
The deceased was born in Ohio and came to the Akron community to reside when her parents, Joseph and Barbara WIDEMAN, moved to that vicinity 55 years ago from Ohio. She was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are a sister, Miss Evelyn WIDEMAN and four brothers, Henry [WIDEMAN], Coastus [WIDEMAN], James [WIDEMAN] and Elmer [WIDEMAN], all of whom live near Akron. Three brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Nichols Chapel seven miles northwest of Akron at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the chapel.

Monday, October 18, 1937

Charles E. EGGART, aged 71, died at his home in Tiosa at 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon after suffering a heart attack while he was stooping to pick up pears which had fallen from a tree in his yard. He had suffered with heart trouble for several years.
The deceased was born in Chicago on June 3, 1866 and was the son of Charles and Louise (ZELTWANGER) EGGART. He lived in Chicago all of his life until four years ago when he moved to Tiosa to reside. In Chicago he was employed for 40 years by Armour & Company in their packing house.
Yesterday Dr. Charles SOMMERS, Chicago, Ill., a friend, came to spend the day with Mr. Eggart. The two men had spent the morning gathering pawpaws and nuts in a woods near Tiosa. When they returned to Tiosa Mr. Eggart started to gather a few pears for Dr. Sommers when he was stricken with the heart attack and died a few minutes later.
The deceased is survived by his wife and a sister Mrs. Elizabeth HOLTZ who made her home with them. Mr. Eggart was christened in the Lutheran Church.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of the Brethren at Tiosa at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill Cemetery.

Funeral services were held in Bourbon today for Kenneth RINGLE, aged 34, South Bend, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl RINGLE of this city who died in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend Saturday from injuries he received in an auto accident at South Bend on October 7. Burial was made at Bourbon.
Mr. Ringle suffered a skull fracture and other injuries when his truck collided with an auto driven by Earl NULL, 921 South 26th street South Bend. The deceased resided at 1311 Lincoln Way West, South Bend.
The deceased is survived by five children, his parents who reside on Race street, two brothers and two sisters.
Dr. H. H. RODIN, St. Joseph county coroner stated that the inquest into Mr. Ringle's death will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in his office at South Bend. Three witnesses have been summoned.

Mrs. Virginia [KAYWOOD] MEREDITH, 29, passed away Saturday afternoon 3:30 o'clock at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. James KAYWOOD, of Warsaw, Ind. Mrs. Meredith underwent a major operation about three weeks ago and double pneumonia which followed resulted in her death.
The deceased who was born in Warsaw, Ind. on January 29, 1908, resided in the northeastern section of Fulton county for a number of years.
The survivors are her husband, Edwin MEREDITH; two daughters, Sheila [MEREDITH] aged 4 and Meriam [MEREDITH], 16 months; her parents; a sister, Betty KAYWOOD and a brother Bob KAYWOOD.
Funeral services will be held at the Mentone Christian church, Tuesday afternoon two o'clock.

Thursday, October 21, 1937

Omar SWIHART, aged 30, a former resident of Tiosa community received fatal injuries Wednesday afternoon when he was shot by a friend George HUMMER while they were hunting on a farm owned by Swihart near North Liberty.
The two men had been hunting squirrels on Swihart's farm and were returning to their car to go to North Liberty when Hummer's gun was discharged accidentally.
The charge struck Hummer in the face and chest. He was taken to the Epworth Hospital in South Bend where he died Wednesday evening four hours after he had suffered his injuries. Hummer was absolved of any blame in the accident.
Mr. Swihart for a number of years resided on a farm near Tiosa. He had lived on a farm near North Liberty for the past five years moving there from Tiosa.
Survivors are the widow, two children, the parents Nate and Pearly SWIHART and a sister Mrs. Amos JOHNSON of this city.
Funeral services will be held from the Oak Road Church of the Brethren near North Liberty at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Sumption Prairie.

Friday, October 22, 1937

Wilma August REINHOLD, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence REINHOLD, five miles southwest of Monterey, died at her home Tuesday morning at 1 o'clock after an illness since may from cancer.
The child was born Sept. 5, 1925, and would have been a student in the seventh grade of the Monterey school this year. She was a member of the Pulaski-Cass county band.
Surviving besides the parents, are four brothers, Eldon [REINHOLD], Clair [REINHOLD], Donald [REINHOLD] and Marion [REINHOLD], and a sister, Mary [REINHOLD] and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William HASSENPLUG, who reside in the Whippoorwill neighborhood, northwest of Rochester.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Monterey Methodist church in charge of Rev. Phillip HANEY and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey.

Mrs. Joseph STIPP, 69, prominent Michigan City clubwoman, mother of Mrs. Walter DALY, former local school teacher, was fatally hurt when a car driven by Elmer HERRBACH struck her Wednesday evening near her home in Michigan City.
Following the accident she was taken to St. Anthony's hospital where she died at 1:15 Thursday morning.
Mrs. Stipp was a former resident of Winamac. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. DALY and a brother Samuel SIMMERMAKER, Star City.
Funeral services will be held at Winamac Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Winamac cemetery.

Saturday, October 23, 1937

Scott LAWRENCE, 75, died suddenly at his home two miles south of Silver Lake at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening. He was working in the chicken yard when he suffered a heart attack. Following the evening meal he and his brother-in-law, William COLBERT, had gone to the chicken yard to do some work. After a few minutes Mr. Lawrence remarked he wanted to rest a moment and sat down. He fell over and died in a few minutes. He had been in poor health for several years suffering from angina pectoris.
Mr. Lawrence was a native of the Silver Lake community and had spent his entire lifetime there. He was born on January 31, 1862 on the CASE farm south of Silver Lake, then owned by his parents, John and Lucinda LAWRENCE. When he was a boy his parents moved to Silver Lake and operated a hotel for some years. On Nov. 28, 1885 he was married to Eola COLBERT and after living in Silver Lake for ten years, they moved to their present home. He was a member of the U.B. Church.
He is survived by the widow; a niece, Mrs. Grant HARRIS, who was reared in the Lawrence home; a brother, Sam LAWRENCE, of Nebraska; a sister, Mrs. F. M. KEMPER, of California. Whereabouts of another brother are not known.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the United Brethren church in Silver Lake. Rev. Noah McCOY, of North Manchester, conducted the service. Burial was made in the Silver Lake cemetery.

Monday, October 25, 1937

Relatives in this city received word Sunday of the death of Mrs. Maude LEITER, wife of Arthur E. LEITER head of the A. E. Leiter Company department store in Connersville.
Mrs. Leiter died in her home Sunday at 5:30 p.m. following an eight days illness due to pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Leiter had often visited in Rochester and Lake Manitou. Mrs. Leiter assisted her husband in the operation of his department store.
Mrs. Leiter was a native of Bremen while Mr. Leiter was reared on farms near Kewanna and Leiters Ford. The village of Leiters Ford was named in honor of Mr. Leiter's father.
Survivors are the husband, her mother Mrs. Caroline THOMPSON of Connersville and sister, Mrs. Grace FIELDS of California.
The funeral services are to be held in Connersville Wednesday with interment probably in the cemetery there.

Winamac, Ind., Oct. 25. -- Charles Richard LUDWIG, 35, farmer residing near Riverbank in the southwest portion of the county, died at Woodlawn hospital, Rochester, Saturday, twenty-four hours after being admitted for treatment.
The body was prepared for burial at the Kennedy funeral home in Winamac and funeral rites will be held at the Riverbank church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Mr. Ludwig is survived by the widow, a daughter, Nancy [LUDWIG], a sister, Katie LUDWIG, and three brothers, Thomas [LUDWIG] of Hammond, Francis [LUDWIG] and Clyde [LUDWIG], of Monterey, and his mother, Mrs. Jessie LUDWIG.

Norman [BALDWIN] and William BALDWIN, Mrs. Nora BALDWIN Mr. and Mrs. H. OVERMYER and Mrs. Herman CLELAND were in Mishawaka Monday where they attended the funeral of their sister-in-law Mrs. Albert S. BALDWIN, aged 56, of Mishawaka. Burial was made in a cemetery at Mishawaka.
Mrs. Albert Baldwin died in a hospital in South Bend Saturday morning from injuries she received Friday when a car driven by her husband figured in an accident with a machine driven by Dr. Paul OTTIG, North Central College, Napierville, Ill.
The accident occurred as the two machines were rounding a curve in Road 20 a quarter of a mile west of New Carlisle. A tire on the Baldwin car blew out as it was being driven in the curve.
After the tire blew Mr. Baldwin was unable to control his car and it careened into the path of the Ottig auto. Both cars were wrecked. Four persons in the Ottig car escaped without injury.
Dr. Ottig was enroute to Jackson, Mich., to make an address when the accident occurred. Mr. Baldwin who is employed in the Mishawaka Rubber and Woolen Company at Mishawaka received many cuts and bruises.

Tuesday, October 26, 1937

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles A. EDWARDS, 70, wife of a former member of the Indiana Public Service Commission, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Flanner & Buchanan mortuary, Indianapolis. Interment will be made in the Crown Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Edwards, the former Ella RAUCH, passed away Sunday at her home 4156 North Meridian street, death resulting from a bronchial affliction, following a lengthy illness.
The deceased was born at Warren, Ind., in the year of 1868, and was united in marriage to Charles EDWARDS in 1890. Mr. Edwards was reared in Rochester. The Edwards lived in Huntington, Ind., for a long number of years before moving to Indianapolis 25 years ago. She was a member of the Second Presbyterian church, and the Daughters of the American Revolution in Indianapolis.
Survivors are the husband, a daughter, Mrs. Charles F. MEYER, Jr., of Indianapolis; a brother, George W. RAUCH, of Marion, and three grandsons. Mrs. Henry A. BARNHART and Mrs. Clem V. MILLER, of this city, are sisters-in-law of the deceased.

Wednesday, October 27, 1937

Mrs. Loy [Bertha M. HETZNER] ROSS, aged 57, a life long resident of Rochester died at her home, 823 South Monroe Street, at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several years duration. Her condition had been critical since Monday.
The deceased was born in this city on April 7, 1880 and was the daughter of Michael and Rebecca HETZNER. She was a graduate of Rochester High School and has been prominent in social and civic circles here for many years.
She was a devout member of the First Evangelical Church and also was a member of the Eastern Star and Pythian Sisters lodges and the Friendship Club. In a ceremony which was performed in this city on November 3, 1907 she was married to Loy ROSS.
Survivors are the husband, two foster daughters Mrs. Paul BADGER, Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Paul BLACKBURN, Indianapolis; five brothers, Ed [HETZNER] and David [HETZNER], Fort Wayne; William [HETZNER], Toledo, Ohio; Harry [HETZNER], San Marcos, Texas and Frank [HETZNER] of Rochester and three sisters Mrs. Mary SCOTT, Elkhart; Mrs. Emma HAWKINS and Mrs. Frank DAVIDSON of this city. A brother Fred HETZNER preceded in death.
The funeral services will be held from the First Evangelical Church at 1:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. Lloyd E. SMITH pastor of the church in charge. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie LIMING, aged 62, wife of A. B. LIMING farmer of near Grass Creek were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the United Brethren Church in Grass Creek. Rev. James WILSON was in charge with interment in the Grass Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Liming had lived near Grass Creek for a number of years. She had been in ill health for the past two years and succumbed late Monday afternoon.
Included among the survivors are the husband, a brother, Parker GANGWER, near Lucerne; and four sisters, Mrs. Bertha BASSLER, near Lucerne; Mrs. Della MINER, Athens; Mrs. Ida GOOD, Corning, Ark.; and Mrs. Grace McVEY, Detroit.

Thursday, October 28, 1937

Mrs. Francis C. MONTGOMERY passed away at her home 918 South Madison street at 9:00 Thursday morning, following an illness of several months duration. The deceased's condition, however, had not been regarded as extremely critical prior to early in September from which time she had been confined to her bed.
Mrs. Montgomerly was one of the highly respected and well-known residents of this community and had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life. She had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this community.
Elizabeth [ELLIS], daughter of John and Letitia (KING) ELLIS, was born on a farm near Leiters Ford, Ind., on November 30, 1857. On March 16th, 1876 she was united in marriage to Frances Caleb MONTGOMERY, the ceremony being pronounced at the home of her parents by Rev. LORD.
The Montgomerys then settled in Newcastle township where they resided until 1920 when they moved to Rochester where Mr. Montgomery was employed in the insurance business. Her husband passed away several years ago. The deceased became a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church on March 14th, 1875 and up until the time of her demise, she had the honor of holding the longest membership in that religious organization.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Charles EMMONS and Belle MONTGOMERY, of this city; and Mrs. Frances CLARK, of Ashley, Ind.; a son, John MONTGOMERY, of Salt Lake City, Utah; three grandchildren, Mrs. Frances DUFFIN, of Wakefield, Mich.; John Francis MONTGOMERY, of Moscow, Idaho and Miss Dorothy CLARK, of Indianapolis; a great-granddaughter, Patricia Ruth DUFFIN; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret DITMIRE, of this city and Mrs. Clara COOK, of Culver, Ind.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Montgomery home with Rev. James MacELREE pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating.

Joseph MUSSELMAN, aged 68, prominent and wealthy Liberty township farmer, who was serving a life term in the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City, died at 9 o'clock Thursday morning in the prison hospital after a two day's illness due to pneumonia.
The aged man had suffered with diabetes for a number of years and had been moved from his cell to the prison hospital several weeks ago, where he could undergo better treatment for his ailment. Two days ago pneumonia developed which caused his death.
Musselman was sentenced to life imprisonment in the State Prison by a jury in the Marshall county circuit court last June. He was charged with the murder of his son-in-law, Edgar BURTON, after an argument which they had had at a farm southeast of Fulton on March 10, 1936 over farm finances.
Burton was leaving the farm which was owned by Musselman and was moving to another. An argument ensued between the two men and Musselman in a fit of anger stabbed his son-in-law several times, his death resulting the following day in a hospital in Logansport.
Musselman was charged with murder in an indictment which was returned against him by a Fulton county grand jury. On motion of Musselman the case was sent from Fulton county to Marshall county for trial. After a trial which lasted over a week and in which Musselman pleaded self defense, he was found guilty and given a life sentence in the state prison.
Mr. Musselman was taken to the prison in July to start serving his term. He had filed a motion for a new trial at Plymouth, this motion at the present time being under advisement by Judge Albert CHIPMAN, who presided at the trial of the aged defendant in June.
None of the members of Mr. Musselman's family could be reached today by The News-Sentinel for a complete obituary of the deceased. It was learned that he was born on a farm near Chili and when a young man moved to Liberty township to reside. He was a hard working man and very frugal and was able to accumulate large farm holdings through his labors. He was noted as a raiser of fancy hogs.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Alfretta MUSSELMAN, who resides with a sister in Akron; the daughter, Mrs. Grace BURTON; five brothers, Dr. George MUSSELMAN, Denver; Frank MUSSELMAN, Logansport; Charles [MUSSELMAN], Samuel [MUSSELMAN] and John MUSSELMAN, all of whom reside on farms near Chili and two grandsons.
Robert KLINE, undertaker, of Denver, went to the prison this morning and returned the body to his undertaking parlors. The funeral arrangements were not completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Friday, October 29, 1937

Funeral services were held yesterday at Star City for Mrs. Matilda [ROBINSON] WARFIELD, widow of Louis WARFIELD, who died Monday after a long illness. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Star City.
The deceased was born at Terrytown, Virginia, on October 18, 1852 and was the daughter of Joe and Mildred ROBINSON. Despite the fact that his home was in a Confederate state Mr. Robinson joined the Union Army and fought through the war with Union forces.
Some of the severest battles of the Civil War were fought around Terrytown and on one Occasion Mrs. Warfield's mother on account of the child's youghfulness sent her through a wooded district full of Confederate soldiers to bring word to the Union general of the arrival of the Confederates. Mr. Robinson was fighting with the Union detachment.
Mrs. Warfield returned to her home unmolested after she had delivered the message. The word given by the girl was the means by which the Union forces won a decisive battle.
As soon as the war was over and when she was but six years of age Mrs. Warfield's parents moved to a farm near Kewanna where they resided for a number of years. Later the Warfields moved to a farm near Star City. Mr. Warfield was a Civil War veteran.
When the first draft was held for the World War in Fulton county, a son Roy [WARFIELD] was the first one drawn for service. Because of his name which pertained to a battle field Roy Warfield [received] much publicity throughout the United States. Roy Warfield was killed in action in France and the Warfield-Knebel post of the American Legion at Star City was partially named after him.
Survivors are three sons, daughter and a sister.

Mrs. Ed LAWRENCE, aged 60, of 1102 Monroe street, died in a hospital in Logansport at 2:15 p.m. Thursday after an illness of nine months duration due to arterio-sclerosis.
The deceased was Cella MOORE and was the daughter of Theodore and Mary MOORE. She was born on a farm near Fulton on September 26, 1877. For a number of years Mrs. Lawrence operated a CIGAR FACTORY in this city.
She was twice married. Her first husband, Lee DAVIDSON preceded her in death. Survivors are a foster daughter, Mrs. Nettie HORTON, Peru, and sister, Mrs. Dora HERD, Peru.
The funeral services will be held from Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartments at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. L. E. SMITH, pastor of the First Evangelical Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Horton cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Joseph MUSSELMAN, aged 68, prominent farmer of Liberty township who died in the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City Thursday morning from pneumonia following a two-day illness will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.
The last rites will be held from the Robert Kline Undertaking Parlor in Denver with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH pastor of the Church of God at Akron officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Macy. Friends may view the remains at Kline Undertaking Parlor in Denver until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Musselman was born on a farm near Chili on September 9, 1868 and was the son of Samuel and Mary (FIRESTONE) MUSSELMAN. He lived on a farm near Chili for a number of years and later moved to Liberty township where through hard labor and frugality he became the owner of large farm holdings.
In a ceremony which was performed at Macy on January 31, 1901 he was married to Miss Alfaretta BURKETT. Mrs. Musselman who lives with a sister at Akron survives as does a daughter, Mrs. Grace BURTON, Fulton, five brothers and two grandsons.
Death released Mr. Musselman from serving a life term in prison for murder which was imposed by a jury in the Marshall county circuit court in June, 1937 after he had been found guilty of slaying his son-in-law Edgar BURTON husband of his only daughter.
Musselman fatally stabbed Burton after they had had an argument at the Musselman farm near Fulton on March 10, 1936. The argument was over the division of hogs when Burton decided to leave the farm where he had been a tenant for several years.
The murder was the first in Fulton county in over thirty years and created much excitement here because of the prominence of the principals. Musselman was indicted for murder by a Fulton county grand jury. At his request the suit was sent to Marshall county for trial.
Meanwhile a $10,000 damage suit instituted in the Fulton circuit court by Mrs. Burton wife of Edgar Burton for the alleged wrongful death of her husband was thrown into confusion. Following the death of her husband Mrs. Burton became embittered toward her father.
Attorneys for Mrs. Burton conferred on new strategies to pursue in the case. Under a new state law, Mrs. Burton may sue the estate of her father through the executor, but the extent of such suit is limited to funeral expenses of the husband, court costs and damages not exceeding $1,000.
Until last year, suit of this type was automatically void at the death of the defandant. It was stated that Mrs. Burton may drop her damage suit and await a reading of her father's will. If she is not included in it, it is possible for her to contest it.

Saturday, October 30, 1937

Roann, Ind., Oct. 30. -- Dr. Matthew BABER, 48, local veterinarian, died at the Wabash county hospital, Wabash, at 9:30 o'clock Friday morning from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Roann on October 13.
It was at first believed the veterinarian was not seriously hurt but complications developed that resulted in death.
He was widely known in the Roann community where he was active in church circles.
Surviving are the widow, his mother, Mrs. Mary BABER, a brother, Ted BABER, a Roann undertaker, and two children.
The body was prepared for burial at the Drake funeral home in Peru and will be returned to the Baber undertaking parlors here.

Suffering a heart attack, shortly before four o'clock Friday afternoon, in the Felts Bros. cigar store, Charles McMAHAN, 65, prominent farmer of the Sugar Grove neighborhood, succumbed before medical aid could arrive.
Mr. McMahan came to this city to pay his fall taxes and to consult a physician. It was learned today the deceased had been in ill health for the past several weeks, suffering from heart trouble. He had been at the court house and had returned from a local physician's office to the cigar store, where he planned to rest for a brief period before driving his car to his home.
Patrons of the cigar store saw the farmer slump forward in his chair. They went to his side, but could not arouse him. Mr. McMahan was pronounced dead by physicians who arrived a few minutes after the fatal attack was suffered.
Mr. McMahan is a native of Fulton county and Rochester and was the son of the late Dennis and Lucinda McMAHAN. His wife who was Alice SRIVER, preceded him in death two years ago. Mr. McMahan was a member of the Athens Gleaner lodge.
The survivors are an adopted daughter, Mrs. Paul MILLER, of near Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Enoch MIKESELL of the Millark neighborhood.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Athens Church of God. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, of Akron will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemtery, near Athens.

Monday, November 1, 1937

Lillian Lucille RICE, four-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence RICE, of Lucerne, died late Saturday afternoon, death being attributed to acute gastritis.
The infant passed away soon after the mother ran to the home of a neighbor, Mrs. Nash MICHAELS, a quarter of a mile away, to summon a doctor.
Besides the parents, the child is survived by a brother, David [RICE], two sisters, Dolly Rose [RICE] and Patty Ann [RICE], all at home; and the grandparents, Mrs. Effie RICE, and Mr. and Mrs. Dallas PENCE, all of Kokomo.
Final rites were conducted Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the residence, Rev. SECRIST officiating. Interment was at Young America.

Tuesday, November 2, 1937

Henry EMMONS, 75 years old, died Sunday of cerebral apoplexy at the home of his son, John EMMONS, one mile south of Mentone. Death came following a week's illness.
The deceased, a lifelong resident of Mentone, was preceded in death by his wife thirty years ago.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. Clyde BRUGH, and John [EMMONS] and Charles EMMONS of Mentone, and one brother, Albert [EMMONS], of Mishawaka.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Mentone Methodist church with Rev. D. E. DeWITT officiating.
Interment was made in the Mentone cemetery.

Jack S. EVANS, aged 28, an employee of the COLE BROTHERS Circus, died at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from injuries which he received to his groin Sunday afternoon when he is thought to have been kicked by a horse.
The deceased had been employed by the circus since August. He was a cage man helping to care for wild animals and was known in the parlance of the circus as a "shifter". He had been employed by other circuses for several years.
Little could be learned today about Evans. He is believed to have relatives in Salt Lake City and circus officials are trying to get into communication with them. Evans was a member of the American Federation of Actors.

Relatives in Kewanna yesterday were apprised of the death of Mrs. Sarah STEELE, 77, a former resident of that community. Mrs. Steele, the message stated, succumbed suddenly Monday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Margaret DEAMER, in Sheldon, Ill.
The deceased was the widow of the late Joseph STEELE, of Kewanna. The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Marie SHACKLE and Mrs. Vivian NEWFELT, both of Chicago; two sons, Willis STEELE, of Denver, Ind., and Willard STEELE, of Logansport and several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. The body will arrive in Kewanna Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, November 3, 1937

Clyde A. MOSS, aged 61, died at his farm home four miles southeast of Fulton at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of three months due to carcinoma.
The deceased had lived in the Twelve Mile and Fulton vicinities all of his life. He was born on a farm near Twelve Mile on July 18, 1886 and was the son of John and Eva MOSS. He had followed the occupation of farming during his entire lifetime.
He was twice married his first wife Cora WOODHOUSE preceded him in death as did a daughter Ethel [MOSS]. His second marriage was to Hilda BENESIEL on June 16, 1933.
Survivors are the widow, the father John MOSS of Twelve Mile and the mother, Mrs. Eva TURNER of Twelve Mile.
Private funeral services will be held from the Moss home at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. W. C. HOLMES of Logansport in charge. Interment will be made in the Corinth Cemetery at Twelve Mile.

Thursday, November 4, 1937

Following a stroke of paralysis suffered a week ago, Charles E. FRANKLIN, farmer residing four miles west of Fulton, succumbed at his home, Wednesday evening. Mr. Franklin had been a resident of Liberty township for the past five years, moving to that community from Howard county.
Charles E., son of William H. and Mary (DREER) FRANKLIN was born in Howard county, May 5th, 1875. On January 3, 1914 he was united in marriage to Anna RETHERFORD, the ceremony being solemnized at Delphi, Ind. The deceased was a member of the Olive Branch United Brethren church and the Bringhurst Masonic order.
The survivors are his wife; three sons, Chas. W. [FRANKLIN], of Kokomo; Hiram [FRANKLIN], of Arnolds Park, Iowa; Glen [FRANKLIN], at home; a daughter, Mary Lois [FRANKLIN], at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary FRANKLIN, of Fulton, and a sister, Mrs. Emma QUINN, of Lemont, Ill.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. George W. BAILOR, will be held Friday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Fulton U.B. church. Burial will be made in the Mound cemetery, near Young America.

Friday, November 5, 1937

James ANDERSON, aged 51, retired U. S. navy man, died at the Hines Memorial Hospital in Chicago at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. Death was due to an infection of the throat and followed an illness of several years duration.
The deceased was a veteran of the Spanish-American and World Wars. He was wounded in the affair at Tempico, Mex. in 1910 while serving with a landing party of United States navy men. He had served 26 years in the navy.
Mr. Anderson resided at 212 West Ninth Street. Mrs. [Ranghild "Ron"] ANDERSON was with her husband when he succumbed. Survivors other than the wife are three brothers. The deceased was born in Lindsey, Ohio.
The body will be brought to this city arriving here Saturday evening. Mr. Anderson was a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post of this city.
[NOTE: James Alonzo ANDERSON, Ind Bos'n Mate 1cl US Navy, Nov. 5, 1937, bur Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. -- W.C.T.]

Funeral services for Ranson KASTER, 67, Perrysburg farmer who died at his home Wednesday night, were conducted at the Perrysburg Baptist church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, followed by interment in the Chili cemetery.
Death was caused by heart disease followed by a week's illness. Surviving is the widow, Delilah (GRANDSTAFF) KASTER, whom he married 11 years ago. His first wife died a number of years previous to that time.
Born in Shelby county, the deceased later lived in Indianapolis, but moved to his final residence in Perrysburg following his marriage to the surviving widow.
Survivors also include two children by the first marriage, Arthur KASTER, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Josie KELLY, of Aurora, Ind.; eight stepchildren; two half-brothers, and Ben KASTER, of Shelbyville, and a step-sister, Mrs. Etta CHAMBERS, of near Indianapolis.

Tondy Joe [LEWIS], 13-day-old daughter of Harvey and Margaret LEWIS died at 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening at the home of its parents 1019 Franklin Avenue. The child had been ill four days.
The deceased was born in Rochester on October 21, 1937. The survivors are the parents, brother Richard [LEWIS], sister Lois [LEWIS] and Charles Lee [LEWIS] and the grandparents.
The funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from the residence with Rev. L. E. SMITH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

James J. MUSSELMAN, son of Samuel and Mary (FIRESTONE) MUSSELMAN, was born near Chili, Miami Co., Ind., Sept. 9, 1868.
On Jan. 31, 1901, he was united in marriage with Alfaretta BURKETT in a marriage ceremony performed at the bride's home near Macy, Ind. To this union were born three children, two of whom, a son and daughter, died in infancy. Another daughter, Grace BURTON, survives.
Soon after their marriage they moved to a farm near Fulton where they resided until in 1918 when they moved to Fulton, and which had since been his home.
His life has been one of sincere devotion to his family, their welfare being always his deepest concern, and no sacrifice was too great for him to make in their behalf. He was a true friend and neighbor.
In his sufferings he was brought nearer to Him who alone knows and understands all things, and received much comfort in prayer and the reading of God's word, which enabled him to pray for his enemies and to forgive.
His passing away was on Oct. 28, 1937.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, James S. [MUSSELMAN], Abraham L. [MUSSELMAN] and William H. [MUSSELMAN], two sisters, Mary E. BULLER and Laura MUSSELMAN.
He is survived by a devoted, heart-broken wife, Alfaretta MUSSELMAN, one daughter Grace BURTON, and two grandsons, Harold Joseph [BURTON] and George Edward [BURTON] of Fulton; five brothers, Samuel E. [MUSSELMAN], John G. [MUSSELMAN], J. Charles [MUSSELMAN] of Chili, Franklin H. [MUSSELMAN], of Logansport and Dr. George W. [MUSSELMAN] of Denver, a large number of nephews, nieces and friends.

Funeral services were held at Denver, Saturday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Interment in Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Saturday, November 6, 1937

Clyde A. STOCKBERGER, 57, lifelong resident of Newcastle township, died at his home Friday morning after a brief illness. His farm home was located 10 miles northeast of Rochester on the Fulton-Marshall county line.
He was the son of George and Martha STOCKBERGER of this county. He is survived by his widow, the former Lucy BOWERS; two sons, Otis [STOCKBERGER] and Dwight STOCKBERGER, St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche JORDAN, Phoenix, Arizona; four step-children, Raymond BOWERS, Rochester and Gilford BOWERS, Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Dessie LAZAR, Casper, Wyoming and Robert STOCKBERGER, at home.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Talma Christian church. Burial will be made in Rochester cemetery.

James W. FALCONBURY, aged 85, former sheriff of Marshall county, died at his home, 500 Maple avenue, Argos, at 7:40 p.m. Friday after an illness of one year, due to Bright's disease.
The deceased was a life long resident of Marshall county and was born on a farm near Tyner on April 18, 1852 and was the son of Jacob and Mary FALCONBURY. He had resided in Argos 8 years and formerly was employed in a hardware store in Plymouth.
Mr. Falconbury served as sheriff of Marshall county from 1911 to 1915 and later his son, Sewell Falconbury, held the same position. Mr. Falconbury was married to Francis BADGLEY who preceded him in death. They were the parents of eleven children.
The complete list of children was unobtainable at the time The News-Sentinel went to press but the partial list is as follows: Mrs. Florence RAYMER, Rochester; Sewell FALCONBURY and Mrs. Vesta KEMP, Plymouth; Mrs. Eunice RIGDON, Fort Wayne, and Miss Juanita FALCONBURY, Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Danielson Funeral Home in Plymouth at 2 p.m. Monday in charge of Rev. John MANGIN. Interment will be made in Buck's cemetery at Plymouth.

The death of James A. ANDERSON, 52, retired naval petty officer, as reported briefly in Friday's News-Sentinel closed the career of the first of Fulton county's eight specially honored veterans of the World War.
His demise occurred at 6:20 Friday morning in Hines Memorial Hospital, Chicago, of throat infection. An injury received at Vera Cruz, Mexico, in 1914 and is covered by a citation signed by the late Josephus Daniels, then secretary of the navy as follows:
The following extracted from a report of naval operations at Vera Cruz made by Rear Admiral F. F. Fletcher is quoted for your information: J. A. Anderson, coxswain, was wounded in the neck while firing on the enemy from the roof of the postoffice. Anderson at first refused to leave his post and kept up his fire until ordered to a first aid station by Ensign WILKINSON. He returned as soon as his wound was dressed and resumed his station at the firing line. The department commends his conspicuous courage, coolness and skill, which were in accord with and added to the best traditions of the naval service. . . .
During the World War, Anderson, a petty officer on the U. S. S. Stevens was awarded the Silver Life Saving Medal in recognition of service in the North Sea, when, as the citation states: "By gallant conduct he assisted in saving a man from drowning on Oct. 4, 1918 . . ."
Mr. Anderson was born in Lindsey, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1885, the son of William and Mary J. ANDERSON. In 1903 his parents came to Richland township and he has since called the Hoosier state home.
On July 31, 1902 at the age of 16, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served faithfully until April 17, 1923 at which time he was transferred to the naval reserve and released from active duty, after twenty years of service.
November 8, 1935 he was united in marriage at Albion, Ind., with Mrs. Ranghild HURST of this city, and has since resided at 212 W. Ninth street of this city.
Besides the widow, he is survived by three brothers, Delbert [ANDERSON] and Howard [ANDERSON] of the Whippoorwill neighborhood and Louis [ANDERSON] of South Bend.
Funeral services in charge of the LeRoy C. Shelton Post, American Legion, will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Monday with the Reverend Robert ROSS-SHANNON of Grace M.E. church officiating. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Verl[in] RHOADES, age 42, of Culver, died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds Thursday evening at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he was taken Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Rhoades was a first class private in the United States army and was stationed at Culver Military Academy as an instructor. He was a World war veteran and served 13 months as orderly at the base hospital at Chillicothe, Ohio.
Surviving relatives are his widow, Constance RHOADES; three daughters, Pauline [RHOADES], Geraldine [RHOADES] and Catherine [RHOADES]; two sons, Walter [RHOADES] and Robert [RHOADES], and his father, Simion RHOADES, all of Culver; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob McCLINE of Warsaw, and Mrs. Horace EWALD of Culver; three brothers, Samuel [RHOADES], Russell [RHOADES] and Howard [RHOADES] of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services were held at the Easterday Chapel in Culver Saturday at 2 o'clock, with Rev. R. L. HALEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Coroner L. W. VORE of Plymouth conducted an inquest into the case Friday.

Tuesday, November 9, 1937

Lovell WALTERS, aged 74, who was better known by his many friends as "Dub" WALTERS died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Woodlawn Hospital from a skull fracture and other injuries he received on October 29 when he was struck by an automobile driven by Fred SCHWARTING. Accident occurred while Mr. Walters was crossing Main Street at Ninth. Deceased resided for many years at 1514 South Main Street but for the past two years had lived on a farm four and half miles northwest of Rochester.
The deceased was born on August 25, 1863 in South Bend and was the son of John and Katherine (LAMB) WALTERS. When he was a young man his family moved to this city from South Bend since which time he has resided here. For a number of years Mr. Walters operated a grocery and shoe store in this city.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on October 24, 1893 he was married to Inez V. SHULER. Mr. Walters was a member of the Grace Methodist Church for a number of years and was a charter member of Fredonia Knights of Pythias Lodge of this city.
Mr. Walters in his many years as a resident of Rochester was active in both church, lodge and civic circles. He had a legion of friends who will mourn his death. For many years Mr. Walters was a member of the Rochester Citizens Band and other bands which was formed in this city.

Survivors are the widow; two sons Bryan WALTERS, Hammond, and Robert WALTERS of this city; daughter Miss Martha WALTERS at home; two sisters Mrs. Jack PETERS, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Mrs. Sidney MOON, Portland and a brother Francis WALTERS, Phoenix, Ariz. A sister, Mrs. Belle SLUSSER preceded her brother in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Grace Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 10, 1937

Mrs. Cecil [Edna BRADWAY] SHOEMAKER, aged 53, died at her home in Akron at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday night after a two years' illness due to heart trouble. She had been seriously ill for the past four weeks.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county on November 5, 1884 and was the daughter of Frank and Rhoda BRADWAY. In a ceremony which was performed at Akron on May 18, 1901 she was married to Cecil SHOEMAKER.
Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker for a number of years resided on a farm north of Akron but one year ago moved to Akron to make her home. The deceased was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are the husband; two sons Ernest [SHOEMAKER] and Ralph [SHOEMAKER], South Bend; daughter Mrs. Marie HATFIELD, South Bend; five sisters Mrs. Charles SPOHN, and Mrs. Cecilia ROOKSTOOL, Rochester; Mrs. Sam ROOKSTOOL, and Mrs. Ruth GORDON, S. Bend, and Mrs. Nellie HAMMOND, Akron and three brothers, Clifford [BRADWAY] and Chester BRADWAY, Akron and Lee BRADWAY of Warroads, Minn.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at the west edge of Akron.

Lee SHARP was called to Columbia City Wednesday morning by the death of his father, Benjamin F. SHARP, who has been ill for several months. Death was due to heart trouble and other complications.

Thursday, November 11, 1937

Wheeler S. ALEXANDER, age 39 years, passed away at his home in Silver Lake Tuesday at 2:25 p.m. His death came as a shock to the community. He was stricken with pneumonia Thursday evening and complication of the heart. He grew gradually weaker until Tuesday afternoon when death overtook him. Mr. Alexander was employed by the Wilson Cheese Co., of Warsaw.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rosa BUMGARDNER ALEXANDER; mother, Mrs. Mattie ALEXANDER, of Warsaw; one brother, Willis ALEXANDER of South Bend, and one half-brother, Ellis ALEXANDER of near Burket. His father Gilbert W. ALEXANDER, preceded him in death 25 years ago.
Funeral services were held in the United Brethren Church in Burket Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. E. B. McCOY officiating, with interment in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw.

Funeral services for Benjamin F. SHARP, father of Lee SHARP who died at his home in Columbia City Wednesday morning will be held Friday afternoon at Columbia City. The deceased who had often visited his son here had been in ill health for several years.

The body of Earl RANDALL about 70 years of age was buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Peru yesterday. He collapsed while walking along Road 31 near Peru several days ago. No trace of his relatives could be found although he stated his home was in Pittsburgh. He had traveled with circuses for years.

A heart attack proved fatal Wednesday in a hospital at Logansport to George BOWMAN, 79, of Roann who was found dead in his chair by attendants. He had been a patient in the hospital since 1899. Sole survivor is a nephew Hubert BOWMAN of Roann.

Byron CARPENTER, 81, a life-long resident of Marshall county, passed away 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his son Stacey, 312 South Michigan street, Argos. Death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered in 1936.
Mr. Carpenter who was a retired farmer had a wide acquaintance of friends in both Marshall and Fulton counties.
The deceased was born on a farm in Marshall county, October 20th, 1856. His wife who was Rebecca BURTON preceded him in death. Mr. Carpenter had made his home with his son in Argos for over a year.
The survivors, two daughters, Mrs. Charles MATHIAS, of Rochester; Mrs. Roy VANLUE, of Argos; a son Stacey [CARPENTER], of Argos; four granchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Martha STOCKBERGER, of Rochester; Mrs. Ellen SANDER of Roseville, Calif.; two half-brothers, Leslie CARPENTER, of Culver and Nicholas CARPENTER, of Arizona.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon two o'clock at the home of his son Stacey Carpenter, in Argos. Rev. A. N. THOMAS of the Christian church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home until 10 a.m. Friday, at which time it will be removed to the Stacey Carpenter home.

Friday, November 12, 1937

Mrs. Susanna FISHER, 51, wife of Tony FISHER, residing two miles north of Mexico, died of carconoma late Thursday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. Funeral services will be conducted at Mexico Church of the Brethren at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Frank FISHER and the Rev. Thomas A. SHIVELY will officiate and interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
The deceased had been ill for a year. She is survived by the husband, her father, Thomas DAVIS, of near Mexico; two daughters, Miss Violet FISHER and Miss Clauda FISHER, and a foster son, Jesse BRIDGEWATER, of Scottsburg.
Born at Mexico on Oct. 11, 1886, the deceased was married to the surviving husband there on June 16, 1909.

Saturday, November 13, 1937

Oliver COOK, aged 87, retired farmer and prominent resident of Kewanna, died at his home in Kewanna at noon Saturday. Death was due to complication and followed an illness of three years. Data for an obituary was not obtainable at the time The News-Sentinel went to press. Survivors are three sons and two daughters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa GARRARD, mother of Mrs. J. W. MacELREE, who suffered fatal burns on Thursday morning when her farm home near Kingsbury in LaPorte county was destroyed by fire will be held from the Baptist church in Kingsbury at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Kingsbury. Mrs. MacElree is the wife of Rev. MacELREE, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Word was received here late Friday of the death of Milo ZOLMAN, 48, which occurred at his home in Sturgis, Mich., at 9:30, Friday morning. Death was attributed to angina pectoris.
Milo, son of John and Nancy Adeline ZOLMAN was born April 12, 1889, in Newcastle township. He resided in Rochester for a number of years and for the past 15 years he had been employed by the Dietz Dry Cleaning establishment of Sturgis, Mich. A brother, Harley ZOLMAN, of this city, survives.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon, one o'clock at Sturgis, Mich., at the Foglesong funeral home. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Mrs. Charles [Lillian MOW] STURKEN, aged 59, died at her farm home two miles south of Rochester in Road 31 at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of one year. She had been seriously ill since Tuesday.
The deceased was a life-long resident of Fulton county. She was born on a farm in Richland township on April 14, 1878, and was the daughter of Henry F. and Hannah W. MOW. Mrs. Sturken was a graduate of Rochester College and taught school in Fulton county for eight years.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on April 30, 1902, she was married to Charles STURKEN. The deceased was a life-long and devout member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; daughter Mrs. Mary Francis WILSON, Peru; two brothers, Robert MOW, Sikeston, Mo., and Ray MOW, Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Omar STEFFEY, Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the Sturken farm home at 1:30 p.m. Monday with Rev. R. H. CROWDER, of Argos, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Monday, November 15, 1937

Funeral services for Oliver E. COOK, 87, who passed away at noon Saturday were held at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Death resulted from uremic poisoning and complications following a week's illness. The deceased who had resided in that community throughout his entire life had a legion of friends throughout both Fulton and Pulaski counties.
Oliver E., son of William and Electa (RICHARDSON) COOK, was born on a farm in Union township, Fulton county, on February 2nd, 1850. His entire life was spent in Union township with the exception of a brief period of residence in the State of Illinois. On November 2nd, 1876 he was united in marriage to Margaret J. WILSON, who preceded him in death three years ago. In early life Mr. Cook took up commercial photography, which vocation he later discarded to follow farming and stock raising until his retirement a few years ago. He was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and took an active interest in the religious and civic affairs of Union township.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Edward COSTELLO and Mrs. James HINES, of Kewanna; three sons, Charles COOK, of Madison, Wis.; Hugh W. COOK, of Oak Park, Ill. and Elmer COOK, of South Bend. A son, Cecile Earl [COOK], preceded him in death.
Burial was made in the Cook plot at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, November 16, 1937

Denver, Ind., Nov. 16. -- Injuries sustained in an auto crash Friday evening, August 27, proved fatal Monday morning at 12:30 o'clock to Mrs. Clara Olive RUSSELL, 62, wife of Herman RUSSELL, Denver, in Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.
Mrs. Russell suffered a broken elbow, broken leg, and severe cuts about the head and shoulders in the accident which occurred at the west edge of Denver.
She and Mr. Russell were returning from an evening's motor trip when at the edge of Denver they encountered a team of horses driven by Ed LAZRO, farmer, near Deedsville. In trying to avoid striking the team, their car collided with another occupied by Mr. and Mrs. SARVER, of near Perrysburg, both machines bumping the wagon and horses, according to the report.
Removed to the hospital in the Kline ambulance, Mrs. Russell failed to improve as expected and complications led to her death Monday.
The daughter of William and Mary NISBET, the deceased was born February 21, 1875, in Miami county. Her first marriage was to John EARHART on Oct. 20, 1895. Mr. Earhart succumbed in 1918.
On September 28, 1931 she was united in marriage to Herman RUSSELL, who survives. Other survivors are two brothers, Elmer B. NISBET, Nashville, Ind.; Walter H. NISBET, Peru; and one sister, Mrs. Charles F. JEFFERSON, Peru.
Mrs. Russell, a life long resident of this community, was a member of the Baptist church.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Kline funeral home in Denver, Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be made in Westlawn cemetery, Denver.

Wednesday, November 17, 1937

Rochester friends of Miss Ivah NEWMAN, of South Bend, were early today apprised of the death of her father, Rev. Levi P. NEWMAN, 78, a former pastor of the Rochester Evangelical church. The message stated Rev. Newman succumbed at his home in Houston, Texas at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death resulted from heart trouble. Rev. Newman had been in ill health for the past year, it was stated.
Levi P., son of John and Louisa NEWMAN was born on May 5th, 1859 at Lucerne, Indiana. In the year of 1880 he was united in wedlock to Malinda HOFFMAN, who preceded him in death in 1913. In 1917 in a ceremony pronounced in Houston, Texas, he was married to Emile PLONGER. Rev. Newman presided as pastor of the Pleasant Valley Church for a few years prior to 1900, during which time he made a legion of friends in and about this community. His last pastorate in Rochester was in the years 1907 and 1908 at the local Evangelical Church.
The survivors are the widow; a daughter, Miss Ivah P. NEWMAN, of South Bend; a granddaughter, Mrs. Christel LENTZ, of Freeport, Ill.; Miss Lois CARTER of San Antonio, Texas, a granddaughter; a brother, Ellis NEWMAN of Lucerne, Ind. A daughter, Mrs. Maude CARTER, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Mishawaka, Ind. Evangelical Church Saturday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. A. A. KNEPPER will officiate. Burial will be made in the Mishawaka cemetery.

George WILLIAMS, 76, a life long resident of the Macy community passed away 12:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of several months duration. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends in both Miami and Fulton counties.
Mr. Williams was born December 28th, 1860 on a farm in Miami county. He was united in marriage to Alice McGINNIS CHAMP, on February 12th, 1890. For a long number of years he operated a hotel and restaurant in Macy, and later he ran a dray line. The deceased was a member of the Macy Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge. His wife preceded him in death on February 13th, 1919.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert BELDING and Mrs. Earl ROBERTS, both of Macy; a step-son, Arthur CHAMP, of Macy and five grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. DUNLAP will be held at the Macy Methodist church, Friday afternoon two o'clock. Interment will be made in the Macy cemetery.

Thursday, November 18, 1937

Mrs. Elizabeth RANS GEIER, 85, a life long resident of Wayne township, passed away Wednesday evening at her home, one mile south of Grass Creek. Death was attributed to complications. Mrs. Geier had been in ill health for the past year however her condition had not been regarded as extremely grave until the last few days.
Mrs. Geier, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Rans, was born on a farm in Wayne township, Fulton county, Indiana, on April 10th, 1852. In 1882 she was united in marriage to Andrew GEIER; the ceremony being solemnized in Rochester, Ind. Her husband passed away 13 years ago. Mrs. Geier was a member of the United Brethren church at Grass Creek.
Surviving are four sons, Edward [GEIER] of Royal Center; Oliver [GEIER] of Macy; Roy [GEIER] of near Grass Creek; Charles [GEIER] of Rochester; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Geier home on Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Bowman cemetery, near Grass Creek.

Saturday, November 20, 1937

Sidney H. ZEKIND, 53, of 1714 Talbott Avenue, Indianapolis, traveling salesman, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 11:40 o'clock Friday night, from what is believed to have been poison which was self administered.
Mr. Zekind checked in at the Barrett Hotel at 5 p.m. Friday and was heard groaning two hours later by C. L. HUTCHINSON, South Bend, a traveling man who occupied the adjoining room. Hutchinson called Al CHESTNUT, night clerk at the hotel.

Mr. Chestnut in turn notified Officer Fred CARR who with a pass key entered the room where they found Zekind fully clothed writhing in pain on his bed.
Mr. Zekind's mouth was badly burned but no bottle could be found in the room except one which contained a small amount of whiskey. Doctors in attendance stated that Zekind died from circumstances other than natural causes.
Mr. Zekind passed away at the hospital without making a statement. No note was found on his person. Two nieces, Mrs. A. G. BUTTERWORTH, Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Richard JUDD, Dowagiac, Mich., whose husband is president of the Round Oak Stove Company who were Mr. Zekind's only close relatives were notified and came to this city immediately.
Mrs. Judd stated that her uncle had visited her in her home in Dowagiac Friday morning. He then drove to this city where he called on Arthur B. SHORE. He told Mr. Shore that he believed that he would remain in Rochester until morning because of the slippery condition of the roads before proceeding to his home in Indianapolis. He also was a personal friend of Ike M. WILE.
Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, and Dr. Mark PIPER, conducted an autopsy Saturday morning on the body at the Val Zimmerman funeral apartment. Their verdict was "suicide, poisoning self administered, probably phenol."
The viscera of Mr. Zekind was removed and has been sent to the state chemist at Indianapolis for examination. Phenol is carbolic acid.
Mrs. Judd and Mrs. Butterworth stated that Zekind had been despondent for sometime due to the death of his sister and her husband. He was widely known by clothiers and dry goods store owners in Indiana and Michigan where he was the representative of the Cheney Silk Company, an eastern neckwear house.
Mr. Zekind was better known as Harry ZEKE and lived for a number of years in a suite at the Claypool Hotel in Indianapolis. His home was in St. Joseph, Mich., and he was a bachelor.
The deceased was a graduate of the University of Michigan and was a member of the Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine at Indianapolis.
The body was taken to St. Joseph, Mich., late today where interment probably will be made.

Monday, November 22, 1937

Winamac, Ind., Nov. 22. -- Mrs. Mollie FREEMAN, 61, wife of Ab FREEMAN, widely known local business man, was killed in an automobile accident near Springfield, Ohio, at 6 o'clock Saturday night. Her husband, who was driver [of] the car, suffered a painful head injury and is confined to a Springfield, Ohio, hospital but was expected to be released today to accompany the body back to Winamac.
Details of the accident were not contained in the message received by the son, James [FREEMAN], a member of the office staff of the Logansport State Hospital. The young man received the message a short time after he arrived at the Freeman home here to spend the week end. He left immediately for Springfield.
The Freemans departed from Winamac a few weeks ago on a motor trip through the east and had visited both their daughter, Mrs. Katherine LARK in New York City and their son, Lieutenant Richard FREEMAN, a U. S. aviator, at Langley field, near Washington, D. C. The two were enroute to Winamac from Washington.
It was expected that the body will arrive here late today and funeral rites will be held Wednesday.

Besides the husband and three children already mentioned Mrs. Freeman is survived by another daughter, Helen [FREEMAN], who is dietitian at the Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Edna SHAFLE and Mrs. Emma WELDY of near here.

John Melvin MORROW, 69, died at his home three and one-half miles southwest of Twelve Mile at 1:15 o'clock Sunday morning after several weeks illness.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas BELL, at home; two grandchildren, and four brothers, William [MORROW], Elza [MORROW], Charles [MORROW] and Martin [MORROW], all of near Twelve Mile.
The Morrows observed the forty-seventh anniversary of their marriage in September, Mrs. Morrow being the former Goldie ABSHIRE.
Funeral rites will be conducted at the Bethlehem Methodist church near the home at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. MONTGOMERY in charge. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Wednesday, November 24, 1937

Mrs. Lucinda ULCH, aged 84, a former resident of Liberty township, died at 12 o'clock Tuesday night at her home in Plymouth after a two weeks illness due to pneumonia.
The deceased was born near Fulton on January 9, 1853 and has spent her entire lifetime near Fulton and in Plymouth. Her husband, George ULCH, died several years ago.
Survivors are a son, Edward ULCH, Plymouth, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning from the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Fulton with Rev. James PURSLEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Friday, November 26, 1937

James R. SENNETT, 78, pioneer Chicago & Erie ticket agent and telegrapher of Monterey, Ind., passed away at Woodlawn hospital Thursday morning from a skull fracture and other injuries sustained a few days ago when he slipped and fell on the ice. The accident occurred while the agent was attempting to seal a milk car on the Erie tracks at Monterey.
At the time Mr. Sennett suffered the injuries his wife was confined in the Epworth hospital at South Bend suffering from a fractured leg, which she sustained in an automobile accident two weeks ago. She had been apprised earlier in the week of her husband's injuries and members of the Sennett family informed her at noon yesterday of her husband's demise.
Mr. Sennett through his long years of service as ticket agent at Monterey had made a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Pulaski and Fulton counties as well as with trainmen on the Chicago, Marion, Ohio division of the Erie railroad.
The survivors are the widow; two sons, Dr. Cecil SENNETT, of South Bend and Dr. William SENNETT, of Macy; a daughter, Beulah [SENNETT], at home; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

William E. SLUSHER, 77, laborer died at his home 169 N. Pontiac at 8 o'clock Thursday morning following a three year illness.
He was the son of Washington and Lydia SLUSHER. He was born Feb. 14, 1860 in Wayne county.

William E. SLUSHER, was born on St. Valentine's Day, 1860, married on Christmas Day, 1888, and died on Thanksgiving Day, 1937.
He is survived by the widow and three daughters, Pearl HITZMAN, Lima, Ohio; Alice YOUNG, South Bend; Hazel McKEE, Goshen, Ind.; and one son Marvin SLUSHER, Goshen; one sister, Ella BROOKS, Laurium, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, with Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH, of the United Brethren church in charge. Burial will be made in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Cameron Miles YOCUM, 68, retired blacksmith, living east of Nyona Lake, died at Woodlawn hospital early Thursday morning following an illness of four months' with paralysis.
He was born Jan. 24, 1869 in Kosciusko county and lived near Roann until he moved to the Nyona Lake area about a year ago. On Aug. 15, 1933 he was married to Cora DuBOIS at Peru, Ind. He was the son of John and Kathryn YOCUM.
He is survived by the widow and Harry YOCUM, South Bend, son by a former marriage.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. from Roann Brethren church, of which he was a member. Burial will be made in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Roann.

While celebrating his 78th birthday Wednesday afternoon John M. HATCH, retired farmer and contractor, of Macy, Ind., was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage, which resulted in his death a few moments later. Several of his children and grandchildren were at the Hatch home at the time of Mr. Hatch's passing. Mr. Hatch through activities in the farming and contracting business had made a legion of friends throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
John M., son of Willard and Nancy (HORTON) HATCH was born on a farm in Allen township, Miami county, Ind., on November 24th, 1859. He had resided in Macy for the past 17 years moving there from his farm west of that town. On March 28th, 1882 he was united in marriage to Carrie B. LOVETT, the ceremony being solemnized at Mt. Olive. Mr. and Mrs. Hatch observed their 55th wedding anniversary last Spring at their home in Macy. The deceased was a member of the Macy Christian church.
The survivors are his wife; two sons, Lee [HATCH] of near Macy; Roscoe [HATCH] of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Glen HURST of near Macy; Mrs. Hurd HURST, of Peru; Mrs. Frank PALMER, of Macy; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. H. K. SCHONDELMEYER, will be held Saturday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Hatch home. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. The body will lie in state at the home up until the hour of the funeral.

Amiel MULLEN, aged 89, died at his home 205 South First Street, Argos, at 5 o'clock Friday morning after several years illness due to complications.
The deceased was born October 30, 1848 near Indianapolis and had lived near Argos practically his entire lifetime. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors are the widow, Mattie WALLACE; daughter Esther [MULLEN] at home; brother Samuel MULLEN, Acra, Oklahoma and a sister, Mrs. Miranda LANE of Mishawaka.
The funeral services will be held from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. R. H. CROWDER officiating. Burial will be made in the Walnut Brethren cemetery southeast of Argos.

Michael BAUGHER, aged 87, who resides on Grove Street in Argos, died in a hospital in Logansport at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Death was due to general senility and followed an illness of two years.
The deceased was born in Ohio on March 21, 1850 and has lived in or near Argos since he was a small boy where he followed the occupation of farmer and day laborer. His wife Sarah COX, died in June, 1936.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Alma McGRIFF, West Chicago; son Grover BAUGHER, Argos and a brother, William BAUGHER, Paw Paw, Michigan.
The last rites were held Friday afternoon from the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos with Rev. A. M. THOMAS of the Argos Christian Church officiating. Burial was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.

Monday, November 29, 1937

William McKinley WHITESIDE, 42, Indianapolis, locomotive engineer on the Nickle Plate railway, died in the Wabash Employes hospital at Peru Sunday morning at 3 o'clock following an illness of eleven weeks due to colitis.
A native of Rochester, the deceased was a former resident of Peru. In a ceremony which was performed in Rochester he was married to Pearl Mrs. Charles Ross. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William WHITESIDE.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Pearl ROSS WHITESIDE; five children, all at home; Miss Christine WHITESIDE, Indianapolis; and a brother, Charles WHITESIDE of Argos.
Mr. Whiteside was a member of the Indianapolis Methodist church, Ben Hur lodge, and the B.A.R.E.
Following preparation for burial at Peru the body was removed to the family home in Indianapolis where funral rites will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester at 3 p.m. following graveside service in charge of Rev. James MacELREE.

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald HAGAN who reside on farm south of this city died Saturday morning. It lived but four hours. Burial was made Sunday.

Thursday, November 30, 1937

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street for Miss Mildred Delois CONGER, aged 36, adopted daughter of Mrs. Minnie CONGER who passed away in Newcastle hospital on November 27, 1937.
Death was due to encephalitis and followed an illness of two weeks. She was born in this city on August 18, 1901 and lived here practically her entire lifetime. The only survivor is the foster mother who resides at 610 South Carroll Street, South Bend.
The services are to be in charge of Rev. E. C. REIDENBACH pastor of the First United Brethren Church. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mt. Zion.

Stephen Douglas WISER, age 92, died at his home in Culver on Saturday evening, Nov. 27, of complications due to old age. The surviving relatives are the wife, Isabelle [WISER]; three daughters, Mrs. Amanda WARREN, Culver; Mrs. Alda ROGERS, Knox, and Mrs. Myrtle BIGGS, Culver; one son, William [WISER] of Kewanna; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A brother, Finley WISER, lives at Rochester. Mr. Wiser was a member of the Jordan Baptist church and lived all of his life in Marshall county.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 1, at 2 o'clock from Easterday's Chapel, burial in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Rev. Richard PENGILLY of the Culver M.E. church will have charge of the service.
Friends may call at Easterday's Chapel.

Wednesday, December 1, 1937

Wilbur A. BALDWIN, aged 69, died at his farm home northeast of Kewanna at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday night after a three years illness due to complications.
The deceased was born at Sidell, Ill., on March 6, 1868 and was the son of Franklin and Ebitha Jane BALDWIN. He had lived in Fulton county for 36 years, where he followed the occupation of farming.
Mr. Baldwin was married to Jesse GORSELINE, daughter of County Assessor William GORSELINE and Mrs. GORSELINE in a ceremony which was performed in Kewanna. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are the widow; three sons, Albert BALDWIN, Hammond; Homer BALDWIN and Ralph BALDWIN, South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Bernice ZELLERS and Mrs. Herschell GIBSON of near Kewanna; two brothers, Charles BALDWIN, Mulkeytown, Ill., and Robert BALDWIN, Detroit and eleven grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

John T. RUSSELL, aged 87, who was better known as Jack RUSSELL former trustee of Union township and former postmaster of Kewanna died at his home in Kewanna at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after an illness of seven weeks due to complications.
The deceased was born in Newport, Ill., on August 19, 1850. His parents were W. A. J. and Mary C. RUSSELL. In a ceremony which was performed at Rockville, Ill., on June 19, 1879 he was married to Lucy J. NORCROSS.
Mr. Russell had been a resident of Kewanna for 53 years and was prominent in church, civic and lodge circles. When he first came to Kewanna he was employhed as section foreman of the Vandalia R.R. Later he operated a general store there.
The deceased was always active in Republican party circles and was elected trustee of Union township for six years and served as postmaster in Kewanna for eight years. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge of Kewanna.
Survivors are the widow; three sons, W. T. RUSSELL, Peru; E. John RUSSELL, Winamac, and Carl L. RUSSELL, Kewanna and 10 grandchildren. A daughter Mary Vesta [RUSSELL] died in infancy.
The funeral services will be held from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. T. J. REEDER officiating. Burial will be made in the Kewanna Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Thursday, December 2, 1937

Mrs. Julia GROSSMAN, aged 86, a former resident of Argos died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Wade FISHBURN in Plymouth at 4:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of two years.

The deceased was born in Ohio on August 10, 1851 and was the daughter of William and Sarah YERICK. She had lived in the Argos community since she was a child except for 15 years when she resided in South Bend.
In a wedding ceremony which was performed in Argos on January 21, 1869 she was married to the late Daniel GROSSMAN. Mrs. Grossman was a devout member of the Methodist church at Argos.
Survivors are five daughters, Mrs Lilly GABBY, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Mary RICHEY and Mrs. Arvis HALL, South Bend; Mrs. FISHBURN and Mrs. Clara ROMIG, Argos; five sons, Ira GROSSMAN, Charles GROSSMAN and Otto GROSSMAN, Argos; Ray GROSSMAN, Sandwich, Ontario, Canada and James GROSSMAN of Twin Falls, Idaho and a brother Ira YERICK of Argos.
The funeral services will be held from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. R. H. CROWDER, pastor of the Argos Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be made in the New Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may view the body of Mrs. Grossman at the funeral parlor where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites.

Funeral services for the late Wilbur BALDWIN who died at his farm home northeast of Kewanna, Tuesday night will be held from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. C. V. GILMER will be in charge and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Argos.

Friday, December 3, 1937

Miss Caroline (Congo) MEYER, a life-long resident of this city, passed away at her home 715 Jefferson street at three o'clock Friday morning. Death resulted from pneumonia and complications which came in its wake. Miss Meyer was stricken with pneumonia ten days ago and the news of her demise was a most severe shock to her many friends in and about Rochester.
The deceased who was born in Peru, Ind., on April 3rd, 1876, came to Rochester when she was but six weeks of age, and resided in this city throughout the remainder of her life. She was the daughter of Henry and Nancy (HETTMANSBERGER) MEYER, both of whom preceded her in death. Upon the completion of her education in the Rochester schools, Miss Meyer entered the millinery business in this city and followed that vocation up until her last illness.
Miss Meyer was a member of the Presbyterian church and was a faithful worker in the various departments of that religious organization. This present year she was serving as Secretary of Sunday school and was Treasurer of the Presbyterian Ladies Aid society.
The survivors are two sisters, Rose MEYER and Mrs. Emma SCULL, both of this city, and eleven nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, with Rev. McELREE officiating. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, December 4, 1937

Walter L. ROGERS, 68, died at his home in Athens at 12:50 o'clock Saturday morning after a six months illness due to carcinoma. The deceased had spent practically his entire lifetime in Fulton county where he followed the occupation of a farmer.

He was born on a farm near Talma on February 16, 1869 and was the son of Francis and Fannie ROGERS. His wife was Cora F. GREGSON. Mr. Rogers was a member of the United Brethren Church at Athens.
Survivors are the widow; two sons, Harley [ROGERS] of Akron and Estil [ROGERS] of Rochester; daughter, Vera [ROGERS], at home; half-brother, Raymond ROGERS, Rochester; Stepmother, Mrs. Ella ROGERS, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie MYERS, Talma; Mrs. Elsie GROSS, Rochester, and Mrs. Ida NORRIS, Mentone and six grandchildren. A brother, Leonidas ROGERS, preceded in death.
The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church at Athens at 1:30 p.m. Monday with Rev. I. A. LONGENBAUGH, Goblesville, in charge assisted by Rev. Leslie HAWTIN of Athens. Interment will be made in the Nichols cemetery northeast of Akron.

Mrs. Nan DONIVAN of Denver, Ind., who is a cousin of Mrs. Albert ROSS of this city, died in Peru at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stella ESSIC, Friday morning. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the funeral home in Denver. Mrs. Donivan has a lot of acquaintances in Rochester because she frequently visited here.

Monday, December 6, 1937

William WILSON, 78, well known resident of this city, passed away at his home in South Main street, at 4 o'clock Monday morning. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which was suffered about six weeks ago. Mr. Wilson, however, had been in failing health for the past eight years.
The deceased was born in Marshall county, Indiana, on May 3rd, 1859. He had been a resident of Rochester for the past 33 years, coming here from Leiters Ford, Ind., in the year of 1904. On October 9th, 1886 he was united in marriage to Bell JOHNSON.
Mr. Wilson followed the occupation of a carpenter until ill health forced his retirement. He was a member of the Rochester Methodist Church and the Gleaners lodge.
The survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ada SMITH and Mrs. Lenna WALTERS, both of this city; two sons, Lester [WILSON] of Cleveland, Ohio and Malcolm [WILSON] of Leon, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Bertha G. MERCER and a son, Alonzo J. [WILSON], preceded their father in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Rochester Methodist Church, Wednesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. ROSS-SHANNON officiating. The body will lie in state at the Wilson home, South Main street after Tuesday noon until the hour of the funeral. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Joseph Eli WOODCOX, aged 73, of 109 North Jefferson street, died at 7 o'clock Monday morning in the Woodlawn hospital from complications after an illness of three weeks.
The deceased had lived in Fulton county for 60 years, where he followed the occupation of farming. He was born in Defiance, Ohio on October 3, 1865 and was the son of Nelson and Mary WOODCOX.
He was married on March 27, 1898 at Kewanna to Miss Ethel SPURLOCK. Mr. Woodcox was a member of the Church of God of this city.
Survivors are the widow; five sons, Marion [WOODCOX], Paul [WOODCOX], Jonah [WOODCOX] and Hubert [WOODCOX], all of South Bend, and Leonard [WOODCOX], of Rochester; six daughters, Mrs. Mae FULTZ and Mrs. Ida Mae STEININGER, Rochester; Mrs. Mattie PLETCHER, Akron; Mrs. Bessie GOOD, South Bend; Mrs. Bertha GUARD, Bremen and Miss Carrie WOODCOX at home; brother, Ulerick WOODCOX, Rochester; sister Mrs. Ida FRAYER, LaPaz and 28 grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochest er Church of God with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home in Sixth street until the hour of the funeral at which time friends may pay their respects.

Tuesday, December 7, 1937

Rochester relatives yesterday received word of the death of Ed BITTERS, former resident of this city which occurred last Thursday at his home in Richmond, Ind. Although the brief message did not state the exact cause of Mr. Bitters' demise it did state his death came suddenly. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at his home.
The deceased who was the son of John and Sarah BITTERS, was born in Peru, Ind., and at the time of his death was in his early sixties, it was stated. Mr. Bitters resided in Rochester for a long number of years. From here he moved to Marion, Ind. and later to Richmond, where he was most successful in his business ventures in that city. He is survived by his wife, a son, and a brother Charles [BITTERS] of Jackson, Mich.

George O. COFFIN, 62 year old, 2848 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, a summer resident of Lake Manitou for many years died Saturday in the United States Veterans Hospital in Chicago after an illness of one month friends in this city have been advised.
Mr. Coffin was born in Richmond and was a charter member of the Eagles Lodge of Kokomo. He owned and operated the Opal Electric Manufacturing Company in Indianapolis many years. He retired four years ago. Mr. Coffin was a Spanish-American War veteran.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Helen COFFIN; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth McDONALD; a sister, Mrs. William S. HABIG, all of Indianapolis, and a nephew, Philip WALTERS of Kokomo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Richardson funeral home, 1741 North Meridian street, Indianapolis. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery at Indianapolis.

An error was made in The News-Sentinel Monday when it was stated that the hour of the funeral services for the late William WILSON would be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Grace Methodist Church. The service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, in charge of Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Saturday, December 11, 1937

E. E. APPLEGATE, 74, former Boone township, Cass county resident and father of Otto APPLEGATE of Kewanna, passed away Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bertha CRONKHITE, Stockbridge, Mich.
Survivors are two sons, Otto [APPLEGATE] and Arthur [APPLEGATE], Rossville, Illinois; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will probably be conducted Sunday at Rossville, Ill.

Despondency caused by poor health was blamed for the suicide at 5:50 o'clock Thursday evening of Charles Monroe JONES, 58 years old, at his farm home three and a half miles southeast of Chili.
Jones took his .12 gauge shotgun to a woodshed at the rear of his home and propping the gun on a work bench, stood in front of the weapon and pulled the trigger, the charge passing through his heart.
Coroner A. S. NEWELL of Peru was told by the widow, Mrs. Nellie May JONES, that her husband had never threatened suicide and his actions had given no hint that he contemplated ending his life.
Louis WEST, 17-year-old Chili high school student and hired hand on the Jones farm, was the first to reach the body after hearing the shotgun blast, followed a few seconds later by Mrs. Jones.
The suicide occurred while Mrs. Jones was preparing the evening meal. Jones walked from the rear of the house to the wood shed, but he was not seen carrying the gun and it is believed he had taken it there earlier in the day. He and Mrs. Jones had planned to attend church last night.
Mr. Jones ended his life on the farm where he was born May 22, 1879, a son of the late Alonzo and Mary (MOSS) JONES. He had always resided in that community and was a member of the Center Chapel church. Mr. Jones was united in marriage with Nellie May HATTERY at Roann in 1901.
Surviving besides the widow are three sons, Harry JONES, of Richland township; Kenneth JONES, of near Peru; and Russell JONES, of near Wabash; two brothers, Frank JONES, Peru R.R. 2, and Hubert JONES, of Granger, Ind.; two sisters, Miss Minnie JONES and Mrs. Alma KARNEHM, both of Peru, and four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A brother and a sister preceded Mr. Jones in death.
The body was returned this afternoon from the Grandstaff funeral home at Roann to the late residence, where friends may call.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Center Chapel church, eight miles northeast of Peru, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. W. F. JOHNSON, of Berne, Ind., officiating. Interment will be in the Chili cemetery.

Henry Raymond CROCO, aged 56, Argos, Nickel Plate railroad employee died at the Kelly Hospital, Argos at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of a few days duration.
The deceased was a life long resident of the Argos community and was born on a farm east of Argos on May 13, 1881 and was the son of Henry and Mary E. CROCO. He had never married and lived on a farm half mile east of Argos.
Mr. Croco was employed by the Nickel Plate railroad as section foreman at Argos for the past thirty-six years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Argos.
Surviving are the father, two brothers, Andrew [CROCO] and Earl [CROCO] who live on farms near Argos and two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd LOWERY, Battle Creek, Mich. and Mrs. L. W. WISE, Birmingham, Ala. His mother died in 1934.
The body has been moved to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. R. H. CROWDER, pastor of the Argos Methodist Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Monday, December 13, 1937

Mrs. Sarah SQUIRES YOUNG, aged 75, passed away Saturday evening in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of six days due to complications. Her home was at 141 Monticello Road.
The deceased was born in Steuben county, Indiana and was the daughter of Oscar and Mary Ann SQUIRES. She had been a resident of Rochester for sixty years. She was united in marriage to William YOUNG on May 23, 1896.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ola WAITE, Logansport; a granddaughter, Catherine McCARTER, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Dan BRYANT, Athens; and three brothers, John SQUIRES, South Bend, Edward [SQUIRES] and Reuben [SQUIRES], both of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held from the Foster Funeral Home in West Sixth street at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. L. E. SMITH in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizen's cemetery.
The body will be moved from the Young home to the mortuary on Tuesday morning.

Private funeral services for the one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence BRUNDIGE, of Niles, who died last Monday in Epworth hospital were held Tuesday afternoon at the Hickey-Welsheimer funeral home. Burial was made in the Riverview cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Shirley Ann [BRUNDIGE] and Phyllis Gean [BRUNDIGE]
Mrs. Brundige was formerly Miss Cleo ALLEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred ALLEN of this city.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Delphi for the late John McCLURG, aged 81, who died Saturday morning at 8 o'clock at the home of his niece Miss Flora SNODDY in Delphi. Services were in charge of Rev. Harry PARKER pastor of the Delphi Presbyterian Church. Interment was made in the Bunnell Cemetery at Frankfort.
Mr. McClurg died from the effects of a broken hip which he suffered three months ago when he fell while walking down stairs. He was a patient in the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette for several weeks.
Mr. McClurg was a former resident of the McKinley neighborhood northeast of this city where he followed the occupation of farming. He was born December 31, 1856 at Mt. Vernon, Ohio. His parents were John and Jane (ROBINSON) McCLURG.
The deceased moved to Benton county near Remington with his parents when he was eight years of age and grew to manhood there. He later moved to Frankfort, Ind., where he was married in February 1883 to Florence CARRICK who preceded him in death last May.
Mr. McClurg had a varied career. He started life as a farmer but during the 90's was in the feed and grain business owning and operating a store in Frankfort for a number of years.
The deceased then returned to farming and came to Fulton county in 1909. Becoming interested in western land he went to Montana in 1913 and took an important part in developing the famous Judith Basin Valley in that state.
With exception of a few years in which he was employed by the Studebaker Corporation he followed the occupation of farming until he was forced to retire on account of age. Mr. McClurg was respected by everyone who knew him for his honesty and fearlessness.
Surviving are a son, Fred C. McCLURG, Indianapolis, former prosecuting attorney of Fulton county; and four daughters, Mrs. Bertha CAVE and Miss Alice McCLURG, both of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Blanche WATSON, New York; and Mrs.Ruth BROWN, Indianapolis.

Mrs. Lucy J. RUSSELL, 80, highly esteemed resident of Kewanna passed away at her home Sunday evening at 11 o'clock. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several weeks duration. Through her activities in religious, social and civic affairs in Union township, Mrs. Russell had acquired a legion of friends in the western section of the county. Her husband preceded her in death twelve days ago.
Mrs. Russell who was the daughter of T. J. and Mary NORCROSS, was born in Roanoke county, Virginia, 80 years ago. She had been a resident of Kewanna since 1883. On June 19th, 1879 she was united in marriage to John P. RUSSELL, the ceremony being solemnized at Rockville, Ind.
The deceased was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, a charter member of the Kewanna O.E.S., and served for a number of years as a member of the Kewanna Library Board.
The survivors are three sons, W. F. RUSSELL, of Peru; E. John RUSSELL of Winamac; Carl RUSSELL, of Kewanna; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Martin W. IVEY, of Rochester and a brother, W. C. NORCROSS, of Terre Haute, Ind. A daughter, Mary Vesta [RUSSELL], preceded her mother in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. T. J. REEDER will officiate. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, December 14, 1937

Henry ROBBINS, aged 69, died at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Odd Fellows Lodge Home in Greensburg. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several years.
The deceased was born in Richland township on June 17, 1868. He lived in Fulton and Marshall counties all of his life where he followed the occupation of farming.
Mr. Robbins was married to Emma EMMONS who died March 26, 1936. He was a member of the Richland Center Odd Fellows Lodge and had lived at the lodge home in Greensburg for the past year.
Survivors are the son, Henry ROBBINS, Jr., and two grandchildren, Edmond ROBBINS and Mrs. Mary Alice VanDerWEELE all of Argos.
Funeral services will be held from the Grossman Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Argos Christian church in charge. Burial will be made in Maple Grove Cemetery in Argos.
The body of Mr. Robbins was moved to the Grossman Funeral Home from Greensburg today. Friends may view the remains at the funeral parlor.

Mrs. Grace M. ZARTMAN, 46, passed away Monday evening 7:30 o'clock at her farm home, three miles east of Fulton. Death resulted from a cancerous condition following an illness of a year's duration. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties.
Grace M. [WHYBREW], daughter of Joseph and Harriett WHYBREW was born in Grant county, Ind., on March 1st, 1891, and moved to Fulton county while she was still quite young. She had been a resident of the Fulton community for practically all of her life. On October 26th, 1912, she was united in marriage to Cloyd ZARTMAN, at Fulton, Ind. Mrs. Zartman was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
The survivors are her husband, a son, Wayne [ZARTMAN], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Maude LEHMAN, of Cincinnati; Mrs. May WILLIAMS, of Fulton; four brothers, C. E. WHYBREW, of Kewanna; Chester WHYBREW, and Marion WHYBREW of Fulton, and James WHYBREW, of Bunker Hill, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. W. MILLER will be conducted Wednesday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Interment will be made in the Macy cemetery.

Thursday, December 16, 1937

Mrs. Marshall HILL, aged 82, died at her home 129 West Third Street at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday night after an illness dating from March due to complications.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton county and was born Sarah Ellen CARTER in the Sharon neighborhood eight miles west of this city on November 8, 1855. Her parents were Isaiah and Sophia CARTER.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on October 21, 1875 she was married to Marshall HILL who preceded her in death six years ago. She has been a devout member of the First Baptist Church of this city since she was ten years of age and taught a class in the Sunday school for many years.
Survivors are two sons Mel HILL of Rochester and Ed HILL of Whiting and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Complications resulting from injuries sustained when he fell from a hay mow 10 days ago resulted in the death Tuesday of Ares FLORA, 78 years old, at his farm home six miles northeast of Denver.
Mr. Flora sustained a fractured hip, broken pelvis and internal injuries when he fell as he started to climb down the ladder from the hay mow of a barn at his home.
Funeral services were conducted in the First Brethren church at Roann Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. DEETER officiating. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.
Mr. Flora was born near Denver on March 17, 1859, a son of the late Noah and Alma FLORA. He was engaged in farming for 12 years and for 33 years operated a meat market in Roann.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary A. FLORA; a daughter, Miss Ethel Margaret FLORA, and a brother, Jacob FLORA, of near Roann. A son, Ross FLORA, died at the age of eight years.

Clarence VIERS has received word of the death of his cousin Henry A. SOMMERS, aged 84, veteran newspaper editor which occurred at his home in Elizabethtown, Ky., several days ago. He had edited a newspaper in Elizabethtown since 1882 and moved to that city from Rockville, Md., his birthplace.

Peru, Ind., Dec. 16. -- Allen E. CAIN, 76, a life-long resident of Miami county, passed away at Woodlawn hospital, Rochester, Ind., Wednesday following an illness of three weeks during which he underwent a major operation.

A native of Bunker Hill, the deceased resided in North Grove.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Anna CAIN, with whom he was united in marriage 43 years ago; three sisters, Mrs. Laura SHANABERGER and Mrs. Alice DANES, both of Peru; and Mrs. John SIPE, New York City, N.Y.
The body was removed to the Hammond-Jackson funeral home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Monday, December 20, 1937

Mrs. Clara [KEISTER] HETZNER, aged 68, died at her farm home nine miles west of this city in the Burton road at 2:30 o'clock Monday morning after a six years' illness following a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased was born in Ohio on October 21, 1869, and came to this county with her parents, William and Mary KEISTER when she was nine years of age since which time she has resided here.
Her husband William P. HETZNER, a farmer, died here in 1920. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge at Leiters Ford.
Survivors are a son Earl HETZNER who lived with his mother; a daughter Miss Tessie HETZNER, South Bend; two sisters and three grandchildren. Two daughters preceded their mother in death.
The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church in Leiters Ford at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. John WALTON officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Mrs. Marshall HENRY who resides on a farm eight miles south of this city received word Sunday night of the death of her father John DAVIS which occurred at his home in South Bend. Mrs. Henry went to South Bend Monday morning.

Mrs. Cora DOUGLAS, 69, wife of Harmon H. "Doc" DOUGLAS, died Saturday night at her home, 1159 Summer street, Hammond, Ind., following a heart attack.
She was the daughter of Jerimiah and Amanda BAILEY, born January 4, 1868, in Fulton county. She was married April 17, 1892. She was a member of Rochester Baptist Church and Business Woman's Club.
Survivors include the husband; two sons, Hubert [DOUGLAS] and Merle [DOUGLAS]; a daughter, Mrs. Maurice STEFFEY, Hammond; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Mrs. R. B. HENDRICKSON and Mrs. Bertha MEYER, both of Rochester are nieces.
Funeral services will be held in Hammond Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Tuesday, December 21, 1937

Daniel GUISE, aged 80, a former resident of Kewanna died Tuesday morning in a hospital at Logansport. He is survived by a son, Wilfred GUISE who resides on a farm east of this city and a sister, Mrs. Caroline SHONK of Rochester. Data for an obituary was not obtainable today.

Word was received in Akron yesterday by Deborah STRONG, announcing the death of John G. PEARSON, which occurred in Kansas City, Mo., last week. Mr. Pearson was a former resident of Rochester. He was a cornet player in the old Citizens band while a resident of this city, and for a number of years was leader of the 3rd Regiment band of Kansas City. His wife, formerly Millie DORSCH, preceded him in death four years ago.

South Bend, Ind., Dec. 21. -- George R. DAVIS, 83, of Macy, Ind., was found dead in bed at 6 p.m. Sunday at the home of George FUCHS, rural route 6, where he had been making his home. Examination by Deputy Coroner H. H. RODIN, revealed that death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born on May 26, in 1854 in Centre township, Mr. Davis had resided in this vicinity most of his life. He was married on Dec. 24, 1884, in Kokomo to Anna HAINES, who survives.
Besides the widow survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cleah L. HENRY, Macy; and two brothers, Charles [DAVIS] and Harry [DAVIS], both of South Bend.
Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gleaner hall, South Michigan street road. The Rev. Ray BIRD, of the City Rescue Mission, is to officiate with burial in Southlawn cemetery. The body may be viewed at the home of Mr. Fuchs until 11 a.m. Wednesday when it will be taken to the hall to lie in state until services.

Alfred H. FOOR, aged 73, died at his farm home one-half a mile south of Athens at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning from a coronary block of the heart. Mr. Foor had been confined to his home since October 26 when he was struck by a car in front of his home driven by a neighbor. In the accident the aged man received fractures of the right wrist, left collarbone and ankle.
The deceased died on the same farm on which he was born on April 9, 1865. His parents were William and Katherine FOOR. He had followed the occupation of farming throughout his lifetime.
In a ceremony which was performed in this city on November 19, 1886 he was married to Jane OLDFATHER who preceded her husband in death. Mr. Foor was a member of the Gleaner's Lodge at Athens.
Survivors are two sons and daughter, Earl [FOOR], Clark [FOOR] and Grace [FOOR] all at home. A brother John W. FOOR who resides on a farm west of this city and a grandson.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.

Wednesday, December 22, 1937

George BELDON, 87, former resident of Fulton, succumbed Tuesday morning at 7:30 o'clock at the home of his half-sister, Mrs. Henry LONG, Hoover, Ind., following a heart attack. Mr. Beldon had been ill only a short time.
The deceased never married and his only survivors are the half-sister with whom he made his home and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Hoover M.E. church. Burial will be made in the Corinth cemetery.
Following preparation for burial at the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton, the body will be returned to the residence Thursday morning.

The last rites for Daniel GUISE, aged 80, former resident of Kewanna who died in a hospital at Logansport Tuesday, will be held from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. J. W. NEILL will officiate. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewanna.

John P. SINE, 94, a pioneer Lucerne resident, passed away at Lakeland, Florida, according to word received in Lucerne.
Mr. Sine moved to Lucerne from Pennsylvania with his parents when he was a very small boy. After residing here a number of years, he moved to Indianapolis where he lived until the death of his wife, after which he went to the "Carpenters Home" Lakeland, Florida.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Harry McCLELAND, Tilden, Ill.; Mrs. Lena MUERER, Indianapolis; three grandchildren; and a nephew and niece of Cass county, H. E. MARTIN, Walton, and Mrs. C. B. CARLTON, Lucerne.

Milton P. "Pluck" DENISTON, 85, former prominent Peru railway official, is dead at his home in Indianapolis. Funeral services were conducted in the Hisey & Titus funeral home, 951 North Delaware street, Indianapolis, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Deniston became superintendent of the Peru division of the old Lake Erie & Western railroad (now the Nickel Plate) in 1887, and served in that capacity for 30 years, retiring in 1917 and moving to Indianapolis. He started his railway career, when a youth, as a telegraph operator. His death was attributed to senility.
Survivors include the widow, Adelaide E. DENISTON; a son, Chalmer L. DENISTON, of Miamisburg, O.; and a daughter, Mrs. Irvin GILBERT of Alexandria, La.

Thursday, December 23, 1937

Mrs. Claude [Vada Mae ZINK] BRUBAKER, a life-long resident of this community, passed away 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning, at her home three and a half miles north of this city on U.S. Road 31. Death resulted from carcinoma following an illness of over two years duration. Mrs. Brubaker had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Vada Mae, daughter of Frank and Martha ZINK, was born on January 27th, 1888, in Richland Township, Fulton county. On June 3rd, 1906 in a ceremony pronounced at the Zink home in Richland township, she was united in marriage to Claude BRUBAKER. For a long number of years, Mr. and Mrs. Brubaker resided in Rochester where Mr. Brubaker was engaged in the barbering business. A few years ago they moved to their farm home north of this city.
Mrs. Brubaker was a member of the Evangelical Church and was an active worker in that religious organization.
The survivors are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Henrietta FERGUSON, of Chicago; Evelyn [BRUBAKER], at home; two sons, Arthur [BRUBAKER] and Claude [BRUBAKER], Jr., at home; a sister, Mrs. Fred RAHFELDT of LaPorte, Ind., and a brother, William ZINK, of Akron.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. L. E. SMITH will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Evangelical Church, this city. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Tuesday, December 28, 1937

A holiday visit with his daughter Mrs. Paul HULS, Indianapolis, ended in tragedy Monday morning for Henderson STARNER, 88, pioneer resident of the Talma community who died from injuries five hours after he had fallen down a cellar way at the home of his daughter. The aged man received his fatal injuries when he tripped and fell due to his being blind.
Mr. Starner, who, with his wife, had been spending the Christmas holiday at his daughter's home, was born on a farm near Talma on December 15, 1849, and most of his life was spent in the Talma community where he was engaged in farming.
He was married three times, his third marriage having taken place on August 8, 1937, at Athens. His wife, the former Anna QUIMBY survives. He was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. HULS; Mrs. Ralph SMITH, Athens; three sons, Rolla [STARNER], Joliet, Ill.; Broda [STARNER], Argos; and Harley [STARNER], Holt, Mich.; two step-children, Minnie LOGAN, Detroit and John HARDESTY.
Funeral rites will be conducted Wednesday affternoon at 2 o'clock at the Talma Methodist church. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester.
The body has been removed to the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Ralph Smith, one mile east of Athens, where friends may call.

Wednesday, December 29, 1937

Two Akron youths were killed and two Rochester persons were seriously injured in an automobile accident which occurred shortly after seven o'clock Tuesday evening on a curve in State Road 14 two miles east of Rochester.
The dead:
Dever HERENDEEN, 20 years old, Akron filling station owner.
Harry DIXON, 16, high school sophomore, son of Fred DIXON, farmer, southeast of Akron.
The injured both of whom were reported in a satisfactory condition today at Woodlawn hospital, were Omar (Musty) COPLEN, 25, and his nephew, James COPLEN, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar COPLEN.
Mr. and Mrs. Chet. GERIG, Akron, discovered the tragedy when they were compelled to leave the highway and go into the ditch to avoid the wreckage of the two vehicles. The Gerigs were enroute to this city. Their year-old-baby was accompanying them in the car.
The accident occurred when the Dixon and Herendeen youths were returning to their homes in Akron after a business trip to this city. Herendeen was driving a Chrysler coupe which he had borrowed from his brother Harold HERENDEEN for the trip to Rochester.
Omar Coplen was enroute to this city with his nephew to attend a picture show. Omar Coplen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. COPLEN who reside on a farm a mile east of the point where the accident occurred. James Coplen was spending a portion of his Christmas vacation with his grandparents. He is a grade school student.
The cause of the crash has not been determined as neither of the Coplens have as yet been able to give an account of the accident. Neither have they been told of the death of the two Akron youths.
It is thought the accident occurred either when the cars sideswiped on the curve due to the icy condition of the pavement or when a rear tire on the Herendeen car burst.
Herendeen was killed instantly when his head struck one of the posts supporting the top of the car which he was driving. Dixon got out of the machine and walked about for several minutes. He died while enroute to the hospital.
An autopsy performed by Dr. D. K. STINSON, coroner, revealed that Dixon and Herendeen died from broken necks. In addition Herendeen suffered fractures of the right limb in several places.
James Coplen received a fracture of the nose, lacerations above left eye and cuts on the lip while Omar Coplen suffered lacerations above the right eye and about the face. It was at first feared that the Coplens had suffered fractures of the skull.
The bodies of Herendeen and Dixon were first brought to a Rochester morgue and were later taken to an Akron undertaking parlor where they were prepared for burial. Herendeen was the operator of the City Service station in Akron.
Herendeen is survived by the parents, two brothers Harold [HERENDEEN] and Charles [HERENDEEN] at home and a sister Mrs. Charles EILER, Claypool. Dixon is survived by his parents and two sisters, Alma [DIXON], North Manchester, and Irene [DIXON], South Bend. No funeral arrangements had been made for either of the accident victims at the time The News-Sentinel went to press.
Sheriff Lester KING, Deputy Sheriff William WARD and State Policeman Estel BEMENDERFER investigated the accident and helped to direct traffic until the debris could be cleared from the state highway. Both of the cars in the accident were brought to local garages.

Thursday, December 30, 1937

Last rites for the two victims of the Tuesday night tragedy two miles east of this city in Road 14 were set today by their sorrowing relatives. Funeral services for Dever HERENDEEN, aged 18, who died instantly while at the wheel of his car will be held at the Saints Church in Akron at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron.
Funeral services for Harry DIXON, aged 18, who was riding with Herendeen and who succumbed while enroute to Woodlawn hospital will be conducted from the United Brethren Church in Athens at 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon with Rev. Leslie HAWTIN pastor of the church officiating. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.
Herendeen resides with his parents Benjamin and Bessie HERENDEEN on farm two miles southeast of Akron. He was born on a farm near Akron on June 21, 1919 and had lived in that community all of his life. He operated the City Service filling station at Akron. The parents, a sister Mrs. Charles EILER, Claypool and two brothers Harold [HERENDEEN] and Charles [HERENDEEN] both at home survive.
Dixon was a life long resident of the Akron community and resided with his parents on what is known as the Naaman NOFTSGER farm three miles west of Akron. He was born October 15, 1919 and was the son of Fred and Blanche DIXON. He was a regular attendant of the Athens United Brethren Church. Survivors are the parents and two sisters Miss Alma DIXON, North Manchester and Miss Irene DIXON at home.
Omar COPLEN, aged 25, and his nephew James COPLEN, 14, who were in the other car which figured in the accident with the Herendeen machine are reported recovering in Woodlawn Hospital from the injuries which they received in the crash. An eye specialist has been called to examine each of the youths. Hospital attendants report that the Coplens are making satisfactory progress.
Officers have made no attempt to learn details of the tragedy from the two survivors. How the accident happened, other than that revealed by the location and condition of the wrecked cars, remains unsolved. Should the two victims survive their injuries officers will attempt to question them as soon as physicians permit.
The investigation of the crash is in charge of Dr. Dean K. STINSON, coroner, Sheriff Lester KING and Prosecutor Murray McCARTY.

Mrs. Matilda [BOYER] KESTNER, aged 75, died at her home 504 East Ninth Street at 8 o'clock Thursday morning after a five year illness due to carcinoma.
The deceased was born on a farm near Macy on March 21, 1862, and was the daughter of George and Priscilla (TROESTER) BOYER.
In a ceremony which was performed on September 19, 1885 the deceased was married to the late Henry KESTNER who was a veteran of the Civil War.
Mr. and Mrs. Kestner lived in Macy for a number of years. Mrs. Kestner has resided in Rochester for the past twenty-five years.
The only immediate survivor is a son William (Bert) KESTNER former chief of police of this city.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. L. E. SMITH officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Roscoe Clayton COPENHAVER, 49, former resident of Argos, succumbed Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eugene LONGLEY, of South Bend. Death was attributed to complications following an illness of seven weeks duration. Mr. Copenhaver had been a resident of South Bend for the past 17 years having moved to that city from Argos, Ind.
The deceased was born at Tyner, Ind., Nov. 27th, 1888. He was united in marriage to Miss Sylvia BARKMAN of Rochester, on Dec. 27th, 1911. Mr. Copenhaver was owner of a Watch Shop located at 1821 South Michigan street, South Bend.
The survivors are the widow; a daughter Mrs. Jessie LONGLEY of South Bend; a grandson Jack LONGLEY; his mother, Mrs. Albatena COPENHAVER, of South Bend; three brothers, Artie [COPENHAVER] and Fred COPENHAVER of South Bend; Glenn COPENHAVER of Los Angeles, Calif.; and three sisters, Mrs. Zola BECK, Mrs. Berneice SNYDER and Mrs. Fern KISTLER, all of South Bend.
The body will lay in the Orvis Chapel, 330 No. Main St., South Bend where the funeral will be held Friday afternoon, three o'clock. Burial will be made in the Fairview cemetery Mishawaka, Ind.

Friday, December 31, 1937

An error was made in the obituary of Mrs. Matilda KESTNER in The News-Sentinel Thursday when it was stated that Bert KESTNER was a son of the deceased. Bert Kestner is not a son of Mrs. Matilda Kestner, but William KESTNER is.