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Van Wert Daily Bulletin, July 3, 1928, pg3

Charles J. Baum, aged 41 years, barber, of Lima, died of complications at St. Rita's hospital. He had been ill one week, but had been considerably weakened by an attack of influenza some time ago. Baum was well known in Spencerville where he was born, the son of Charles H. and Mary Baum. In addition to this widow he leaves one son, George, and a daughter, Mrs. George Whitney of Lima, also three brothers, Robert of Spencerville, Earl who lives in Florida and Ferd of Marion, Indiana.

June Rhodes, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claence (sic) Rhodes of St. Marys is in the Mansfield City hospital with a broken left leg and numerous cuts and bruises about her body as a result of an automobile accident near Mansfield. Her parents, brother Orville and sister Joy suffered less serious injuries in the same accident.


Van Wert Daily Bulletin, July 7, 1928

Resident of Spencerville, Well Known in Van Wert County, Passes Away
Wilson May, 11 year old son of Mr. And Mrs. John May of St. Marys died Friday of blood poisoning resulting from a fall at his home a week ago when he suffered an injury to his hip.  He is survived by his parents, four brothers and sisters.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock at the residence with Rev. H. R. Burkett in charge and at 2:00 o’clock at St. Paul’s Reformed Church.  Burial will be in Pilzer Rue cemetery near Knoxville.

Miss Elizabeth Royer was recovering Friday from injuries received when two autos collided at Tiffin.  Miss Royer, occupant of a car driven by Miss Elizabeth Chamberlain, is suffering from scalp wounds and bruises.  Miss Chamberlain and Mr. And Mrs. Clifford Brickner, occupants of the other car, were uninjured.

Emmett Rupert, aged 61 years, is dead at his home in Spencerville.  He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. George Oelluf? Of near Spencerville, Mrs. Mabel Vincent of Flint, Michigan, and Mrs. Carl Walters of Spencerville, and four sons, John of Amarillo, Texas, Carl of Spencerville and Finley and Matthew at home.

To Mr. And Mrs. Harry Boroff of York township, a son.


Van Wert Daily Bulletin, July 10, 1928

Joseph Rider, aged 87 years, died Monday at his home in Spencerville. He had been a resident of the Spencer township community all his life. He is survived by seven children. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock in Salem Church with the Rev. C. J. Hance officiating. Burial in Salem cemetery.

Besieged by a swarm of bees while standing in the yard of her home in Bellecenter, Mrs. Josephine Murphy was badly stung on the face and body. According to information Monday, the condition of the bee victim is serious.

George Mohr, aged 37 years, died Monday at his home at Wauscon after several years illness. He is survived by his wife and daughter and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul.


Van Wert Daily Bulletin, July 11, 1928

P. D. Van Nostran of Canton, Raymond Steele of Martins Ferry, Miss Narcine Watts (Miss Oklahoma) of Oklahoma and Miss E. Patton of Lima, four Ohio Northern University students are recovering from injuries and shock following an accident near Alger, south of Ada, when their auto crashed through a bridge railing and dropped several feet to the ditch below.

Miss Mary Catherine Gross, popular Tiffin girl and duaghter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Gross, died at Mercy hospital in Tiffin of pneumonia.  She was graduated from Tiffin high school in 1925 and had been cashier of the Keller department store.

Mark Hill of Fostoria was pulled from the Blanchard river as he was sinking for the third time south of Findlay.  His father, George Hill, saved him.  He had been swimming.

The left arm of Irvin Burger was seriously cut when it was struck by an open door of a passing automobile as he was leaning from a window of a city bus at Tiffin.

Submitted by Kaye Watson


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