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CAST Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, July 17, 1944

Parents Notified Of Pilot's Death. Official Word of Lt. John CAST'S Crash Received.
Official notification of the death of First Lt. John CAST, pilot of the B-17 bomber which crashed Tuesday on a hill near Manchester, N.H. was received here Sunday night by his mother, Mrs. Clara CAST, 107 N. Greenmount av. This followed previous word from the commanding officer at Tearney Field, Neb, that Lt. CAST was missing. His widow, Glenna, and five month-old son, Earl Edward, reside at 1450 Obenchain av. Searchers reached the wreckage Thursday after fighting their way through heavy underbrush and upon their arrival found the entire 10-man crew dead. Officials said the plane appeared to have exploded when it crashed during a storm. All relatives of the crew members have been notified. A graduate of Catholic Central High School, Lt. CAST was employed by the New York Central Railroad before entering service in January, 1942. He first entered the quartermaster corps of the Army and was later transferred to the Army Air-Force. During his training as an air cadet, he was stationed at McDill Field, Fla. Relatives are awaiting word when the body is to be shipped to Springfield. Upon its arrival here, it will be taken to the O'Brien funeral home.

BRAIN, NORTH, PARCELL, PRESSLEY, WOOD Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, July 21, 1944

Mrs. Ethel Irene North, 45, of 655 Hillside Av, wife of Harry L. North Sr. died in her home at 3: 45 a.m. Friday, following an illness of two weeks. Born May 9, 1899 in Pittsburgh, Pa, Mrs. North was a member of the Ladies of the Moose. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. James Wood of Springfield; a son, Harry E. Jr, with the U.S. Marines at Cherry Point, NC; three grandchildren; her father, Harry Brain; and two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Pressley and Mrs. Esther Parcell, all of this city. The body was removed to the Littleton Funeral Home.

AUSTIN, DAWSON, LANGAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, July 27, 1944

William Dawson Dies After Fall. Skull Fracture Fatal To Construction Worker. William A. DAWSON, 51, of 1056 Lagonda Avenue, died in the City Hospital at 3: 55 a.m. Thursday of a fractured skull, received when he fell 10 feet from the top of a soy bean extraction plant at the Farm Bureau Elevator, 442 North Limestone Street, at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. DAWSON, who had been visiting in Scranton, Pa., was returning to Springfield when the accident occurred. DAWSON, an employee of the Huffman and Wolfe Construction Co., Columbus, had lived in Springfield roe the past two years. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 97 and the local council of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his widow; a three-year-old daughter, Mary, and six sisters, Johanna, Kathleen, Frances and Elizabeth DAWSON, Mrs. James AUSTIN and Mrs. William LANGAN, al of Scranton. The body was taken to the O'Brien funeral home.

CONNOR, FITZGIVEN, GRIDLEY, NEER, SALYER, WELLS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, July 31, 1944

Walter H. GRIDLEY, 74, or 830 W. Jefferson st., died at 7 p.m. Sunday in the home of his son, Chester GRIDLEY, in Orlando, Fla. where he was visiting. Deather foolwed several weeks of illness. Born in Springfield March 26, 1870, he had resided in Clark County all his life; moving to Springfield four years ago from near Catawba. He was employed by the Steel Products engineerig Co. until October, 1943 He was a member of Clark Lodge No. 101, and the Catawba Methodist Church. Survivors are three sons, Chester, of Orlando, Fla., Roger of Columbus, Robert, of Springfield, four daughters, Mrs. John O'CONNOR, Springfield, Mrs. L. L. FITZGIVEN, Springfield, Mrs. Ralph NEER, Urbana, Route 1, Mrs. Dewey SALYER, Miami, Fla; ten grandchildren, one great-grandson; and one sister, Mrs. Laura WELLS, Cleveland. The body will be brought to the Littleton funeral home.

CORE, CORY, HENSEY, HUSTON, JAMISON, LAWLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, July 31, 1944

Funeral services for Mrs. Oscar O. CORY, Route 3, Mechanicsburg Pk., will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Jackson-Lytle funeral home in charge of the Rev. C. R. Smith, pastor of Lagonda United Brethren Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Mrs. CORY died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in her home following eight years of failing health and about one month of serious illness. She was born in Ross County, and was named Sarah JAMISON, the daughter of Benjamin F. and Clara JAMISON. Mrs. CORY had lived in Clark County about 26 years, and was a member of the Persbyterian Church in Concord. Her survivors include her husband; two sons, Franklin J. of Springfield, Route 3, and Charles P. of Cleveland; three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor HUSTON, of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Anna Marie HENSEY, of Gadsden, Ala., and ;Mrs. May M. LAWLER, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. May M. CORE, of Bellefontaine, and five grandchildren.

ANDREWS, HARWOOD, MCKEEVER, PADEN, PICKERING, WEIKERT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, August 28, 1944

Mrs. Carrie E. MCKEEVER, 57, of 123 E. Cecil st., died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in City Hospital, following a two day illness. She was born Dec. 14, 1886, in Springfield and lived here all her life. She was a member of Circle 4, Mrs. Patton's Bible Class, and Central Methodist Church. Mrs. MCKEEVER is survived by her husband, Warren E.; three sons, Orville E., U.S. Army master sergeant, now in Australia, Roger W. and Virgil A. of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Paul WEIKERT of Springfield; her mother, Mrs. Mary PADEN of Donnelsville; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel HARWOOD of Springfield, and Mrs. Lester PICKERING of Donnelsville; one brother, John Quincy ANDREWS of New Carlisle, and five grandchildren. Body was removed to the Littleton Funeral Home.

PRICE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, August 28, 1944

John L. Price, 80, died at 10 p.m. Sunday in his home in Plattsburg, following and extended illness. A member of the Congregational Christian Church, he was affiliated with the Campbell and Price General Merchandise Store. Max PRICE, superintendent of schools in West Liberty, is his only immediate survivor. The body was removed to the Sprague funeral home in South Charleston and will be returned to the residence Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Plattsburg Congregational Christian Church.

HUGHEL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, September 4, 1944

Albert B. HUGHEL, 62 of 1122 N. Lowery av., a salesman for Borden's for more than 30 years, died at his home at 10:30 pm Sunday following eight months of illness. Mr. HUGHEL was born in Springfield on Aug. 9, 1882, the son of Marion and Elizabeth HUGHEL, and had lived here his entire life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, St. Andrew's Lodge No. 619, F. and A. M., Springfield Chapter and Council, Palestine Commandery, Knights Templar; Antioch Temple of Shrine; Home City Chapter No. 258, Order of Eastern Star; and the Cooperative Club. Surviving are his widow, Susie; and three brothers, Clyde of Urbana, Merton of Cincinnati, and William of Springfield. The body was taken to Richards Memorial Home.

OVERHOLSER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, September 12, 1944

Alden E. OVERHOLSER, 71, of Beatty, died of a heart attack at 5:50 p.m. Monday at 730 Central av., where he was making repairs to his property. Mr. OVERHOLSER was born in Lawrenceville on May 30, 1873, the son of Sarah and Peter OVERHOLSER, and had resided in Clark County almost all his life. He was a member of Maple Grove Church of God in Lawrenceville. Surviving are his widow, Esther; three sons, Paul and Howard of Route 2, Springfield, and J. Home of Los Angeles, Calif; one half-brother, Lamoil OVERHOLSER of Route 2, Springfield; and six grandchildren. The body was taken to Richards Memorial Home, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

ASEBROOK, FISHER, HALL, MILLER, SINCLAIR, WELKER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, September 20, 1944

Mrs. ASEBROOK Dies At Age 72. Mrs. Elizabeth L. ASEBROOK, 72, died at 6:05 a.m. Wednesday in her home at 1777 Lagonda Avenue, after a long illness. Born in Piqua, Mrs. ASEBROOK had resided in Springfield almost all her life. She was a member of the Ladies Sodality and a life member of the St. Bernard Church. Her husband, George, died several years ago. Survivors are six daughters, Mary of Detroit, Mrs. Josephine HALL, of San Francisco, Mrs. Albert SINCLAIR, of Detroit, Margaret, Eleanor and Mrs. Robert Miller, all of Springfield; eight sons, Harry of Columbus, William of Dayton, and George, Charles, Albert, James, Robert and Francis, all of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine FISCHER and Mrs. Charles WELKER, Springfield, and 16 grandchildren. The body was removed to the Degenhart funeral home.

JEFFRERIES, WAKEFIELD Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, September 20, 1944

Harry T. WAKEFIELD, 61, of 1789 Warder Street, died in his residence at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday after a heart attack. He had been in failing health the past year. Mr. WAKEFIELD was born in Durham, England, on January 1, 1883, and was brought to this country when he was six months old. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Anna May WAKEFIELD and Mrs. Harold JEFFRERIES both of Springfield. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home. Burial will be in Glouster.

BUCHMAN, MILLAR, ROHR Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, September 23, 1944

Mrs. J. D. MILLAR Succumbs At 71. Mrs. John D. MILLAR, 71, of Columbus, formerly of Springfield, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold BACHMAN, at Columbus, following a four-month illness. Her husband, who died two years ago, formerly was secretary of the Ohio Retail Grocers Association and maintained offices in Springfield for a number of years. The couple moved to Columbus about 15 years ago. Born near Groveport, Oho, Mrs. MILLAR is the former Gertrude Florence ROHR. Survivors, besides her daughter in whose home she died, are five sons, John Dale of Springfield; Leon Glen of Canton; Lynn DeWitt of Columbus; Vynul Urlin of Cincinnati, and Kenneth Rohr of Columbus, and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday in the Shroyer Hilltop funeral home, Columbus, and burial will be in Obetz Junction Cemetery, near Columbus.

ASEBROOK Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, September 23, 1944

Funeral services were being arranged Saturday for Mrs. Robert ASEBROOK, 27, of 23 South Burnett Road, who died at 9 a.m. Friday in the City Hospital, where she had undergone three major operations. Funeral services were to be conducted Saturday in St. Bernard Church for Mr. ASEBROOK'S mother, Mrs. Elizabeth L. ASEBROOK who died Wednesday. Besides her husband, Mrs. Robert ASEBROOK is survived by three daughters, two sons, six sisters and five brothers. The body was taken to Degenhart funeral home.

ANDERSON, BARWISE, JOHNSON, OCONNOR, THATCHER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, October 16, 1944

William O'CONNOR, 67, died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Russell JOHNSON, 513 S. Lowry av. Born in Goshen, O., Mr. O'CONNOR had resided in Springfield for the past 35 years, and was an automobile salesman in the city for 15 years. He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. In addition to the daughter in whose home he died, survivors include his widow, Pearl ANDERSON O'CONNOR; two sons, Emmett M. of Dayton, and Lewis W. of Springfield: two sisters, Mrs. John BARWISE of Detroit and Mrs. Earl THATCHER of Springfield, and eight grandchildren. The body was taken to the Littleton funeral home, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted by the Re. C. R. SMITH at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Xenia.

EVILSIZOR, GLAUNER, LONG, MILLER, TOLAND, TOLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, October 17, 1944

Mrs Jack EVILSIZOR, 25 of 276 Franklin St, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday in City Hospital after an illness of six months. Mrs Evilsizor was born in Springfield, Nov 11, 1918, the daughter of Wilbur and Jennie Toland** and had resided here all of her life. She is survived by her husband and parents, who live in Springfield, one sister Mrs Wilma Long of Springfield and one brother Martin Miller in the U S Navy. The body was taken to Richards Memorial Home, where services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday by the Rev C E Byers. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.(**A family member says the obit is in error and parents of Dorothy are Ellis Miller and Jeannie Glauner. Jeannie married again to a Wilbur Toler.)

COMPTON, SMITH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, October 24, 1944

Funeral services form Mrs. Albert COMPTON, 87, who died at 12:30 am Monday in the Odd Fellows Home after five years of failing health, will be held at 10 am Wednesday in Woods Funeral Home. The Rev. C.R. SMITH, pastor of Lagonda United Brethren Church, will officiate, and burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. She was born and spent her entire life in Clark County. Her husband, who died many years ago, was a carpenter contractor. His work was, in a large measure, responsible for the construction of the building now occupied by Wren's Store. She was admitted to the home eight years ago, under sponsorship of Springfield Lodge No 33, IOOF. Her suvivors include two sons, Roy of Columbus and Ralph of Los Angeles, Calif. and two grandchildren.

EADES, FATZINGER, GEER, GRAM, GRAY, MAGGART, TRUMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, October 24, 1944

William J. GRAY, 78, of 1821 Hillside Ave, died at 7:50 am Tuesday in his residence after a serious illness of six weeks. Born near South Vienna on Dec. 6, 1865, he was a life long resident of Springfield and Clark County. Prior to his retirement in 1941, Mr. GRAY had been employed by the French and Hecht Co, as a molder for 40 years. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Artie GRAY of Springfield; one son, Clark J. GRAY, city fire marshall; five daughters, Mrs. John GRAM, Mrs. William GEER, Mrs. Paul GEER, Mrs. Leo MAGGART, all of Springfield, and Mrs. Phil EADES of Lancaster; one brother, George R, of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Cora FATZINGER, Mrs. Ella TRUMAN, both of Springfield; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Thursday in the Jackson Lytle Funeral Home, with the Rev. W.H. FIELDS, pastor of Story Hypes Memorial Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Park. The body will be taken to the residence, and returned to the funeral home at 12:30 pm Thursday.

BILYEU, CRUCKER, FETTERS, JACKSON, POLLEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, October 24, 1944

Frank C. JACKSON, 61, of New Carlisle, Route 3, died at 3:40 am Tuesday in City Hospital after two years of failing health and nine months of serious illness. He suffered from a cario-vascular renal disease. Born in Lewis County, KY, Aug. 28, 1883, the son of Benjamin and Melvina JACKSON, he had been a resident of Clark County for a number of years, and was engaged in farming. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ada JACKSON, of Decatur, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Laura BILYEU, Mrs. Estella FETTERS both of Springfield; and Mrs. Cora POLLEY of Trinity, KY.; one brother, Charles JACKSON of Springfield; and one half brother, Albert CRUCKER of Peru, Ind. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home.

HOLTZMILLER, LITTRICK, TOBIN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, October 24, 1944

Mrs. Julius HOLTZMILLER, 70, died at 3 pm Monday in her home here, 108 N Church St, following a heart attack and several years failing health. She had been a resident of New Carlisle for 44 years and was a memer of St Johns Evangelical Church of Springfield. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Orville LITTRICK, Zanesville; a grand daughter, Mrs. Homer F. TOBIN, Zanesville; a grandson, William O LITTRICK, Zanesville; and a great granddaughter, Lee Anne TOBIN, Zanesville. The body was removed to the Doom Bros. Funeral Home in New Carlisle and was to be returned to the residence at 2 pm Tuesday for services there at 2 pm Wednesday. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.

LATHEY, MORGAN, POOLE, RAMSAY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, November 16, 1944

Page 18. MRS M. C. LATHEY DIES AT AGE OF 57. Mrs. Milton C. LATHEY, 57, died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday in her home, 532 E. Rose st., following an eight-month illness. Daughter of the late building contractor, William POOLE, and his wife, Effie Myrtle POOLE LATHEY had been a life resident of Springfield, born here December 19, 1886. She was a charter member of the Women's Social Club of the BPOE, and prior to her illness was active in women's bowling leagues of the city. Survivors are her husband; one sister, Mrs. George W. MORGAN, and an aunt, Mrs. Frank RAMSAY, off of Springfield. The body was removed to the Jackson-Lytle funeral home for funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. W. T. Mabon, pastor of Second United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BOWMAN, CRABB, CRABBE, DUFFEY, HICKS, SHEPPARD, YOUNG Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, November 16, 1944

Page 18. Charles O. CRABB, 89, a retired farmer, died at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday, in the home of his son, Thomas, with whom he resided at 222Highland av. Death followed an illness of one moth. He was born in Mt. Sterling, June 30, 1855, the son of Reuben and Sarah SHEPPARD CRABB, but h

FISCHER, HART, KRIEGBAUM Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, November 18, 1944

W. J. FISCHER, 62, Called By Death. William J. FISCHER, 62, of 709 East Street, died in his residence at 12:35 a.m. Saturday. He had been ill since June. Born in Springfield, he had lived here all his life, and was employed as bookkeeper at Patterson Field until last June. Survivors are his widow, Mary, three sons, William of Columbus, Robert L. of Ft. Thomas, Ky., and Harold E. of Springfield; two brothers, George of Honolulu, and Leo of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy HART of Dunkirk, Ind., and Rita of Cedarville; and two sisters, Mrs. Matilda KRIEGBAUM of Springfield, and Mrs. Catherine FRANKLIN of Middletown. The body was removed to the O'Brien funeral Home.

BEVINS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, November 19, 1944

Alberta BEVINS , nine-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold BEVINS, 952 and a half E. Main st., died 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 1944, in City Hospital. Body to Jackson-Lytle funeral home; to Lafferty funeral home, West Union, Sunday, for services and burial Monday.

BUTLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, November 19, 1944

Thomas F. BUTLER , 78, of 912 Warder st., died 12 midnight Friday, Nov. 17, 1944, in home. Body to O'Brien funeral home. Services 9 a.m. Tuesday, St. Raphael Church. Burial St. Bernard Cemetery.

CRABB Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, November 19, 1944

Charles O. CRABB, 89, died at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 15, 1944, in home of his son, Thomas, with whom he resided at 222 Highland av. Body to Littleton funeral home for services at 1 p.m. Sunday. Burial Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.

CRYDER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, November 19, 1944

Mrs. John L. CRYDER, 65, of 2214 Clifton av., died 12:55 a.m. Friday, March 2, 1945, in City Hospital. Body to Littleton funeral home, returned to residence Saturday morning. Services 3 p.m. Sunday in Trinity Lutheran Church by Rev., D. J. Uhlman. Burial Gren Haven Memorial Park.

EIFERT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, November 19, 1944

Ralph A. EIFERT , 47, died 9:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 1944, in residence,1537 N. Limestone st. Body to Degenhart funeral home for services 8 p.m.Sunday by Knights of Columbus. Body to Ft. Wayne, Ind., Monday noon for servicesand burial Tuesday.

FISCHER, FRANKLIN, HART, KRIEGBAUM Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, November 19, 1944

FISCHER Rites To Be Tuesday. Funeral services for William J. FISCHER, 62, of 709 East Street, will be held in the First Church of God on Maiden Lane at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. C. E. Byers, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. The body will lie in state in the O'Brien funeral home from noon Sunday until time of services. Mr. FISCHER, ill since June, died at 12:35 a.m. Saturday. Born in Springfield, he had lived here all his life, and was employed as a bookkeeper at Patterson Field until last June. Survivors are his widow, Mary; four sons, William of Columbus, Robert L. of Ft. Thomas, Ky.; Harold L. of Springfield, and George of Honolulu; one brother, Leo of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy HART of Dunkirk, Ind., and Rita of Cedarville; and two sisters, Mrs. Matilda KRIEGBAUM of Springfield, and Mrs. Catherine FRANKLIN of Middletown.

BUTLER, XANDERS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, November 19, 1944

Thomas F. BUTLER, 78, died at 12 midnight Friday in his home, 912 Warder Street, after an extended illness. Mr. BUTLER was a member of St. Raphael Church and the Holy name Society. He had lived in Springfield most of his life, and was retired. Surviving him are his widow, Ida J.; two brothers, Edward W. and John H., and one sister, Mrs. John Xanders, all of Springfield. The body was removed to the O'Brien funeral home. Funeral services will be held in the St. Raphael Church at 9 a.m. Tuesday, with burial in St. Bernard Cemetery.

CURREY, HASSLER, KIDD, KING, LEE, LEMLEY, ROBINETTE, YOUNG Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, November 28, 1944

Martha HASSLER Dies at Age 62 Mrs. Martha I. HASSLER, 62, of 1621 Morgan St., died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie KIDD, 1607 1/2 E. Main St. She had been in failing health for the past seven years and had been seriously ill for the past three weeks. Born in Doddridge County, W. Va., April 23, 1882, the daughter of James and Nancy CURREY, Mrs. HASSLER had lived in Springfield for about 43 years. Her husband, Riley HASSLER, a cement contractor in Springfield, preceded her in death, in 1941. Mrs. HASSLER was a member of Story-Hypes Methodist Church. Survivors are a son, Walter Howard HASSLER of New York City; three daughters, Mrs. Mable LEMLEY of Springfield, Mrs. Jane KING of Tremont City and Mrs. KIDD; six grandchildren; a brother, S. F. CURREY of Springfield and three sisters, Mrs. Laura ROBINETTE of Washington C. H., Mrs. Ollie YOUNG of Springfield and Mrs. Hazel LEE of Dayton. The body was taken to Woods Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BENNETT, FORREST, KNIEF, POLING, SAGER, SPERLIMG, ZEIGLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 15, 1944

Funeral services for Charles E. POLING, 80, who died at 2:15 p. m. Thursday in his home, 1451 W. Clark st., will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday in Calvary Baptist Church, with burial in Enon Cemetery. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home, and will be taken to the residence Friday evening. He was born in Clark county July 3, 1864, the son of Granville and Fannie SPERLIMG POLING, and had resided in this county all his life. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, and was a retired molder, formerly employed by the International Harvester Co. Survivors include four sons, Harvey of Dayton, Isaac of New Carlisle, Route 1, Lester and FORREST, both of Springfield, four daughters, Mrs. Effie SAGER, Mrs. Rella KNIEF and Mrs. Margaret BENNETT, all of Springfield, Mrs. Bessie ZEIGLER of Springfield, Route 2; a brother George of Springfield, Route 4; 27 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

BLAKE, HASS, JORDON, KERNS, MARSH, RUPERT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 15, 1944

(South Solon) Harvey KERNS, 79, died at 6:30 a. m. Thursday in his home here. He is survived by his widow, Mahala; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth RUPERT and Mrs. Iva JORDON, both of Springfield; Mrs. Jessie HASS, Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Donna MARSH and Mrs. Mary BLAKE, both of South Solon; three sons, Woodrow, serving with the armed forces in New Guinea, William of Springfield, and Ralph, of South Solon; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Church of Christ in Christian Union in South Solon. The body was taken to the Sprague funeral home in South Charleston where it will remain until noon Saturday. Burial will be in South Solon Cemetery.

ORT, STEINER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 15, 1944

(New Carlisle) Mrs. Granville ORT, 74, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, where she had been taken three weeks ago following a fall in which she received a broken hip. A resident of New Carlisle for the past 28 years, Mrst ORT was a member of the Medway Mennonite Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, John M. of Rockville Center, N. Y. The body was taken to the Trostel funeral home in New Carlisle where it will remain until time for services at 2 p. m. Sunday in the Medway Mennonite Church. Services will be in charge of the Rev. Peter STEINER of Lima. Burial will be made in Medway Cemetery.

HAWKE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, December 21, 1944

Killed in Action. First Lt. Robert A. HAWKE , 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. HAWKE , Springfield, Route 1, and husband of Mrs. Rose HAWKE , Watertown, N.Y.

SUTCH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, December 21, 1944

Killed in action. Pfc. Ralph E. SUTCH, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. John SUTCH, 517 Linden av.

CULP, LANSING, MCDANIEL, POWELL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, December 27, 1944

Elizabeth CULP Dies At Age 57. Mrs. Elizabeth Anna CULP, 57, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday n her residence, 2134 Erie Avenue, after a brief illness. Born in Scioto County on October 2, 1887, she was the daughter of Nelson and Elizabeth LANSING, and had resided in Clark County for the past 35 years, spending the last 11 years in Springfield. She was the widow of Joseph CULP, who died in 1934. Survivors are two sons, Wilbur A., of Near St. Paris, and John H., of Springfield; four brothers, Walter LANSING, of Jackson, Jack LANSING, of Portsmouth, and Robert LANSING, of South Webster, Willis LANSING, of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Rhoda MCDANIEL and Miss Jessie, both of South Webster, and Mrs. Floyd POWELL of Sciotoville Station; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body was removed to the Woods funeral home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. E. E. Koepp, pastor of Clark County Reformed Parish, officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

KENNEDY, MILLER, MOOTS, MULLEN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, December 27, 1944

MOOTS Death Is Blamed on Monoxide Gas. Fayette County Coroner Returns Verdict in Case of Springfield. Frank W. MOOTS, 35, of 211 East Pleasant Street, whose lifeless body was discovered in his automobile, died from inhalation of monoxide gas, according to Fayette County Coroner N. M. Reiff, who Tuesday night returned a verdict of accidental death. The car in which MOOTS was riding along apparently skidded from State Route 70 into a ditch midway between Washington Court House and Jeffersonville. Fayette County authorities said passersby noticed the machine in the ditch about 1 a.m. Tuesday but the body was undiscovered until the passerby examined the automobile. Mr. MOOTS left Springfield about 10 p.m. Monday and was en route to the home of relative near Washington Court House where his wife, Elva Mae, was visiting. He was born in Washington Court House August 7, 1909, but had lived in Springfield for 25 years. Mr. MOOTS was on leave of absence from the Steel Products Engineering C. and was working part-time at the Anderson Drug Store. He was a member of the Washington Court House Baptist Church. Besides his widow, Mr. MOOTS leaves a son, Frank, Jr., Springfield; father, Charles W., Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha MILLER, and Mrs. Iva MULLEN, both of Springfield; and Mrs. Blanche KENNEDY, of Dayton; and two brothers, Edward, of Peebles; and Carl of Springfield. The body was removed Tuesday night to the Jackson-Lytle funeral home, Springfield, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. I. P. Day, pastor of the Clifton Avenue Methodist Church will officiate. The body then will be removed to the Klever funeral home at Washington Court House, for services at 1:30 p.m. Friday, also in charge of the Rev. Day. Burial will be in the Washington Court House Cemetery.

BARR, BOWERS, CUNNINGHAM Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, January 2, 1945

Page 10. Mrs. George CUNNINGHAM, 77, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, in the Williams Nursing Home, 404 W. McCreight av. She formerly resided on Allison av. Her husband succumbed several years ago. Emma CUNNINGHAM was born in Fairfield, Aug. 16, 1867. She is survived by a sister of Springfield and several grandchildren of Detroit, Mich. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home for services at 2 p.m., Wednesday, with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. Additional Information: Maiden name is Emma E. BARR. Previously widowed by Daniel BOWERS, name was Emma E. BOWERS. Submitted by Deborah Laske (collislaske@stargate.net)

BRISTOW, KELLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, January 8, 1945

Fred BRISTOW, 56, former resident of Sprinfield, died suddenly at his work Saturday morning, in Cincinnati. A native of Covington, Ky., Mr. BRISTOW had lived in Springfield for about 10 years. He had been a resident of Cincinnati since 1935. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie KELLER BRISTOW, formerly of Springfield. Funeral services will be held at the Allen Temple Church, Cincinnati, Wednesday morning.

CLARK, FOLEY, GRIFFIN, STINE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 27, 1945

Page 3. Mrs. Elizabeth CLARK FOLEY, a former Springfield resident, died early Saturday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward GRIFFIN, 128 Floral av, Dayton. Mrs. FOLEY, the widow of John P. FOLEY of Springfield, made her home here before going to Dayton two years ago to live with Mrs. GRIFFIN. Survivors are her daughter; two sons, J. William of Columbus, and Robert of Dayton; one sister, Mrs. C. C. STINE of Dayton; three grandsons, Cpl. Edward GRIFFIN, Jr., Pfc. Richard GRIFFIN, both in the U. S. Army in the Philippines, and John GRIFFIN of Dayton, and one great granddaughter, Angela GRIFFIN. The body was removed to the O'Brien funeral home. Requiem High Mass will be sun in St. Raphael Church at 9 a.m. Tuesday with burial in St. Bernard Cemetery.

KILGORE, ROBERTS, WELCH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 27, 1945

Page 3. George H. WELCH, 57, of Route 3, Mechanicsburg pk, died suddenly at 2:30 p.m. Friday while on a fishing trip approximately four miles south of West Liberty on Mad River. Logan County Coroner Dr. C. E. Thompson said death was due to natural causes and probably was caused by a heart attack. Mr. WELCH was born near Blanchester Nov. 12, 1887, but had lived in Springfield and Clark County for the past 50 years. He was employed by the Stanley Machine and Tool Co. Survivors include the widow, Edith; a son, George of Springfield, his mother, Mrs. Clara ROBERTS of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Alice KILGORE, and a brother, Howard, both of Springfield. Two grandchildren also survive. The body was taken to the Jackson-Lytle funeral home.

ALLENDER, BOTKIN, DOLWICK, ELLENDER, GRINDLE, KREGLOW, LESLIE, LUTTRELL, SITES, WEAVER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Page 10. Tobias DOLWICK. Funeral services for Tobias DOLWICK, 86, of 721 S. Fountain av., will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Raphael Church. The body will remain in the Degenhart funeral home until time for services. Mr. DOLWICK, a retired farmer, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday in City Hospital. Survivors are the widow, Etta; three sons, John of Yellow Springs, Raymond and George, both of Springfield; seven daughters, Mrs. Ethel ELLENDER, Evelyn DOLWICK and Mrs. Virginia LESLIE, all of Springfield, Mrs. Rose LUTTRELL of Winchester, Va., Mrs. Carrie GRINDLE of Clifton, Mrs. Mary WEAVER of Springfield, Route 1, and Mrs. Flossie SITES of Cedarville; 42 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. [More information from Jan Botkin Therkildsen, Therkild@aol.com: His wife was Etta Viola BOTKIN, d/o Morgan BOTKIN and Arabella KREGLOW. Etta died April 1947. Her daughter Ethel died February 1952 and her obituary shows her name as Ethel ALLENDER instead of ELLENDER.]

HIXON, WELLS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 9, 1945

Page 16. Illness of Two Hours is Fatal. Mrs Clarabelle WELLS, 27, wife of Roy A WELLS, of Pitchin, died at 1:45 pm Thursday in her residence, following a two-hour illness. Mrs WELLS had been doing the family washing, seemingly in usual healthy, only 35 minutes before her children returned from school and found her unconscious, her husband said. The cause of death has not been determined, pending an autopsy. Mrs WELLS was born in Springfield April 13, 1917, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Loren HIXON. Having moved away from this city when a child, she later returned to Clark County where she had resided for the past 10 years. Mrs WELLS was a member of the Daughters of America in Pitchin, Pitchin Grange and Pitchin Methodist Church. She was graduated from Waterloo High School in 1934 and Rio Grande College in 1936. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Myron and Merrill, twins, and Roy Wayne, all at home; her parents of Columbus, four brothers, Kenneth, George, and Davis, all of Columbus, and Sgt James serving in the Army. The body was removed to Richards Memorial Home and will be returned to the residence at noon Saturday. Funeral services will be at 1 pm Sunday in the Pitchin Methodist Church, with the Rev Raymon Konkright officiating. Burial will be in the Garlough Cemetery.

SWAYNE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 9, 1945

Page 16. Martha J SWAYNE, 85, of 902 S Fountain av, died in her residence at 1:30 pm Thursday. Death followed about one year of failing health. Miss SWAYNE was born in Spring Valley, O, June 12, 1859, the daughter of Dr Joshua and Mary [rest of obituary is missing]

BRADFIELD, MADDEN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 9, 1945

Page 16. Edwin B BRADFIELD [Lilly Chapel] Edwin Bu[?] BRADFIELD, 55 died at his home 1598 Cleveland av, Columbus, Wednesday night. A native of Lilly Chapel, he was the son of the late Mr and Mrs Al BRADFIELD. He operated a grocery in George[?]ville for 21 years and has since resided in Columbus. He was a World War I veteran and a member of Camp Chase Post American Legion. He is survived by his widow, Idalia BRADFIELD and one sister, Mrs Gladys MADDEN of Springfield. Services will be held at the residence Saturday at 1 pm conducted by the Rev D S Mil[?] Burial will be in Lafayette Cemetery by Lukens funeral home, London.

BAUGHMAN, HERD, KNIGHT, SACHA, TAYLOR Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 9, 1945

Page 28. [West Mansfield] Charles Sumner HERD, 86, retired Union County farmer of the East Liberty area, died early Thursday at the home of Mrs John BAUGHMAN, Degraff, where he had been cared for during several weeks' illness. One of 10 children of James and Dorcey TAYLOR HERD, Mr HERD was born in Waterloo, Ia. He came to Ohio as a child. His wife, the former Clara PAINTER, preceded him in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs A P SACHA, Warrensville Heights (Cleveland); two brothers, H H HERD and W H HERD, both of East Liberty, and a sister, Mrs W F KNIGHT. The body was taken to the [rest of obituary is missing]

DITMER, SHAW, STAFFORD Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 9, 1945

Page 28. Mrs Ida Alice STAFFORD, 87, a resident of the Ohio Knights of Pythias Home for the Aged, died at 2:20 pm Wednesday in a Dayton Hospital following an illness of several months. Mrs STAFFORD was born in Laura, [?], Feb 10, 1861, the daughter of Henry and Mary DITMER. She was the widow of Thomas STAFFORD who died in Springfield in 1937. Survivors include a foster-daughter, Mrs John SHAW of Springfield. The body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home where services will be held at 2 pm Saturday. Burial will be in New Carlisle, Cemetery.

GEIB, JERVIS, RILEY, SHAI, SHANNON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 15, 1945

Mrs. James H. RILEY Funeral services for Mrs. James H. RILEY, 54, wife of the Springfield physician, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Ross Miller, Ph.D., paster of Covenant Presbyterian Church, in the Jackson-Lytle funeral home. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Mrs. RILEY died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday in her residence after a two-week illness. She was born Jan. 20, 1891, in Wheeling, W.Va., the daughter of George and Roberta Ann SHAI, but had been a resident of Springfield for the past 32 years. Mrs. RILEY was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Woman's Town Club. Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Roberta Ann JERVIS of Springfield; two brothers, Dr. J. P. SHAI of Newark, O., and Dr. N. E. SHAI of Charleston, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. GEIB of Springfield, Mrs. C. W. SHANNON of Urbana, and one grand-daughter, Ann, who lived with Mrs. RILEY.

BODKIN, BOTKIN, BOTKINS, CORNWELL, FRANKLIN, KNIGHT, REEDY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 16, 1945

Page 18. Mrs. George Walter BOTKINS, 80, DIED AT 7:10 P.M. Thursday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth KNIGHT, rear of 119 E. Grand av. Death followed a six-week illness. She was born in Harmony Nov. 16, 1864, the daughter of George and Rose FRANKLIN, and had resided in Clark County virtually all of her life. Mrs. BOTKINS was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Survivors include the husband, who is a patient in City Hospital; three daughters, Mrs. KNIGHT, Mrs. Frances CORNWELL and Mrs. Clara REEDY, all of Springfield; 12 grand-children and 15-great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Richards Memorial Home, where funeral services will be conducted t 2 p.m. Saturday by Elder R. H. Hunter. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery. Additional Information submitted by Jan Botkin Therkildsen, THERKILD@aol.com: First name is Georgianna or Georgeanna. Obit does not list first name, but Clark County, Ohio Marriage Records Volume 16 lists 09/14/1896 marriage of George W. BOTKIN and Georgianna FRANKLIN. Obit lists her parents as George and Rose FRANKLIN. And 1949 obit for George Walter BODKIN lists his wife as Georgeanna.]

FEASTER, FIFER, FISHER, HAYNES, NOLAND, SHIELDS, SPARK Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 23, 1945

Page 2. Samuel K. FEASTER, 52, of Dayton, who died at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday in the Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, will be held in the Meyer and Boehmer funeral home, 600 Washington st., Dayton,. Friends may call between 3:30 and 10 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Newark. Mr. FEASTER, a native of Springfield, died following a heart attack. Mr. FEASTER was employed as an inspector for the Aeroproducts Corp., Vanadalia, and had made his home at Russell Point before moving to Dayton six months ago. he was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge, No. 347, F. and A. M., of Belle Center, and of the Scottish Rite in Dayton. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Josephine SHIELDS; two sons, Chauncey and Ernest M. HAYNES, both of Dayton; one daughter, Mrs. Cecilia NOLAND of Cleveland; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy FIFER and Mrs. Kathryn SPARK of Springfield, and Mrs. Bessie FISHER of Newark, O., and four grandchildren.

SAUTER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 23, 1945

Page 2. Martin SAUTER, 66, of 132 E. Columbia st., a residence of Springfield for 55 years, died at 7 a.m. Friday in the City Hospital, where he had been admitted Feb. 16 as a medical patient. He was born in Germany, the son of Conrad and Marie SAUTER, and came to this country a short time before coming to Springfield. Surviving are three brothers, Robert, of Springfield, Ernest and Gustav of Dallas, Tex. (rest of obit cut off).

GERLACH, MOTBEY, SCHEERSCHMIDT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 23, 1945

Page 2. Emil SCHEERSCHMIDT, 86, of 320 N. Plum st., died at 4 a.m. Friday in his home following a five-day illness. Born in Germany, July 28, 1868, the son of William and Barbara SCHEERSCHMIDT, he had resided in Springfield for the past 73 years. He had been employed by the Mast-Foos Co., and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors are his widow, Barbara, two daughters, Mrs. J. W. MOTBEY of Marlin, Texas, and Mrs. Fred GERLACH, of Youngstown. The body was removed to the Richards Memorial Home.


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