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    Obituaries from Arcanum, Ohio Newspapers

    Arcanum Times - January 1, 1931 December 31, 1933

    Contributed by Rose Shilt

    Proofed by Carol Null

    The obituaries included here have been abstracted for all their important genealogical content. Some were

    only death notices while others were full obituaries with all the many worded content used in early times.

    It should also be remembered that many newspapers of this period received their news by word of mouth,

    with some items being told through a chain of several people. Spelling as found. Some of these death

    notices will appear in more than one edition of this weekly newspaper, if additional information is given,

    then that additional data will be given. Date of newspaper in which item appears will be given in

    parenthesis. If females are listed under maiden name, a further reference is given to married name. A few

    items other than obituaries have been included for their genealogical content. Marriages are included only

    if they took place in another area or state where they might be hard to find. As Arcanum was not that far

    from the Montgomery, Miami and Preble County lines, there will be some items concerning people in these

    counties. All newspapers are on micro-film and are located in the Arcanum Public Library.

    It should be noted that during this period, some of WWI death notices were reported when the relatives

    were notified, or at the time the remains were received by families, if returned. Hence, the newspaper may

    have not reported until the time when the remains were received or buried some time later. Also, the

    influenza epidemic was the cause of an exceptionally large number of deaths for persons of all ages in this

    time period.

    Important in figuring death dates in some instances:--

    Newspaper published on Friday until Feb 28, 1916 when publication date was changed to Thursday.

    Missing issues: Feb. 27, Mar 6 & Mar 23, Mar 27, 1919

    All dates are as found. Some obviously are not correct and if noticed are underlined.

    Abbreviations: Abbottsville = defunct Darke County, Ohio hamlet or community

    Abbottsville = burials at Abbottsville Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Darke Co., Ohio

    Months of the year = standard old fashioned abbreviations = January = Jan; February = Feb, etc.

    States Names = standard old fashioned abbreviations = Indiana = Ind; Ohio = Oh; Michigan = Mich., etc.

    Abt = about

    Assoc = Association

    bro. / bros. = brother(s)

    ch = children

    Co = county

    decd = deceased

    d/o = daughter of

    dau / daus = daughter(s)

    GAR = Grand Army of the Republic

    gs/o = grandson of

    grch = grandchildren

    g-grch = great-grandchildren

    Hollandsburg = now Hollansburg

    Hosp = Hospital

    Hrs = hours

    Inf. = Infantry

    m = month(s)

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    Mont Co = Montgomery County Nineveh = Ninevah (Spelled both way in records.)

    OVC = Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

    OVI = Ohio Volunteer Infantry

    Pittsburg, Ohio = now Pitsburg, Ohio

    prec = preceded

    Regt. = Regiment

    res = resident, residence or resided

    s/o = son of

    sis = sister

    surv = survive(s), surviving, survived by

    TB = tuberculosis

    twp = township

    UB Church = United Brethren

    Vet = veteran

    w/o = wife of

    wks = weeks

    y = year / years

    yr / yrs = year / years

    TIMMONS, Rebecca w/o Jesse Timmons of New Madison d. Reid Hosp. Richmond, Ind. Dec. 24. Surv.

    husband, 8 children, mother Mary Hoff, 2 sisters (Jan. 1, 1931)

    DULL, Joe formerly of Arcanum d. Muncie hosp. last Fri. Surv. wife Mollie, 3 children in Arcanum,

    parents W. J. Dull. To be buried Apr. when parents return from Fla. (Jan. 1, 1931)

    ARNOLD, John T. 63 Bradford d. Fri. Born Bradford. Surv. wife, son Lawson Arnold of Bradford. (Jan.

    1, 1931)

    CRESS, Arthur 26 killed auto accident Dec. 25 near Hamilton. Services at Nashville. Surv. brother

    Wesley Cress of near Greenville. (Jan. 1, 1931)

    MILLIKIN, Andrew b. near Brookville Feb. 22, 1844 & in 1869 wife & family moved to Darke Co. near

    Arcanum. Wife d. 27 yrs ago. Died res. of son W. Osro Millikin Sat. Arcanum. Had sons, Orville, Osro

    & Orville died 2 yrs ago. Buried Abbottsville (Jan. 8, 1931)

    CULP, Lottie 67 b. Arcanum, later lived Dayton & last summer went to Calif. To live with son, died Fri. &

    shipped back to Dayton for burial. Surv. 5 sons Charles, Walter, Everett of Pasadena, Calif., Russell of

    Cleveland & Howard of Dayton, dau. Mrs. Raymond Davis of Dayton, 3 sisters Mrs. Myrtle Reynolds of

    Canton, Mrs. Olive Beck of Arcanum, Mrs. Mollie Wheeler of West Liberty, brother Albert Gilbert of

    Dayton, aunt Viola Gilbert of Dayton. (Jan. 8, 1931)

    BURKE, William Twin twp. D. res. Sun. Surv. wife, son Byron, dau. Mrs. Ethel Patterson, 3 sisters Mrs.

    Dora Stutz, Mrs. Isora Beachley & Mrs. Clenna Lunch. Buried Ithaca. (Jan. 8, 1931)

    EASTERBROOK, Ida Inez d/o of Jacob & Olive Wieland b. near Ithaca, O. Sept. 10, 1861 & d. Jan. 4,

    1931. 1 of 11 children, 1 sister Alta Wieland & brother Cassius surv. Married Aug. 11, 1886 W. LO.

    Easterbrook of Verona, O. Had 3 children Mrs. Ethel Rice of Arcanum, O.D. Easterbrook of Detroit,

    Mich., Mrs. Olive Dever of Dayton, O. (Jan. 15, 1931). Sister Alta Reiker of Greenville, nephew Roy

    Wieland of Greenville. Buried Ithaca (Jan. 8, 1931)

    JUDY, Elizabeth 80 d. Tues. Born Butler twp. Widow of Jacob Judy. Surv. 7 children. Services at

    Abbottsville. (Jan. 8, 1931)

    JUDY, David 23 d. Jan. 7 res. of mother & stepfather Eli Sherrets near Greenville. Buried Harris Creek

    cemetery. Jan 15, 1931)

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    GROVE, Lydia 85 near Gettysburg d. Jan. 14. res. Widow of David Grove who died 14 mon. ago 82 yrs.

    Surv. 4 step-children D.T. Grove, Long Beach, Calif., Levi Grove, Arcanum, Sam Grove of Laura, O.,

    Edward Grove of Arcanum , sister Mrs. Emanuel Wondle of Arcanum, 2 brothers Geo. Sease of

    Arcanum, Ol Sease of Woodland, Mich., Buried Newcomers cemetery. (Jan. 22, 1931)

    TRITTSCHUH, Herman 80 d. Sat. res. of dau. Mrs. Robert Hole in Versailles. Surv. dau., son Clyde

    Trittschuh, brother Ott Trittschuh of Tipton, Ind., 3 sisters Mrs. Emma Powell, Mrs. Edith Knorr & Mrs.

    C.C. VanKirk all of Greenville. Buried Greenlawn cemetery. (Jan. 22, 1931)

    POWELL, Ida 48 d. res. Brookville Thurs. Surv. husband & parents. Buried Arlington. (Jan. 22, 1931)

    HOUK, John Wesley s/o Jacob & Sarah Ann b. Arcanum, O. Apr. 13, 1852 & d. Jan. 20, 1931. Married

    1876 Amy E. Roberson. 2 children dau. Pearl Miller & son Clayton A. both of Arcanum. He was last of

    family & preceded by parents, 2 brothers, 4 sisters. Surv. wife, son, dau., grandchildren Wm. Ross & John

    Miller. (Jan. 29, 1931) Dau. Mrs. Jesse Miller, buried Abbottsville. (Jan. 22, 1931)

    SPENCER, John W. 83 Liberty twp. d res. son of Palestine Fri. Surv. 4 daus Mrs. Eva Hoggatt of

    Richmond, Ind., Iva Spencer at home, Mrs. Ethel Humbert of Greenville. Mrs. Olive Shannon of Piqua,

    4 sons Herschel of Eldorado, C.D. of Richmond, James (address unk)., Cleo at home, sister Mrs. Alice

    Ayers of Indianapolis, brother Frank of Saskatchewan, Can. Buried Palestine cemetery. (Jan. 22, 1931)

    ROBBINS, John Wesley s/o Budd & Jane Robbins b. Yarho, Ark. Mar. 12, 1902. Married Dec. 29, 1926

    Opal Reed of near Gordon & lived Dayton. Died Jan. 3, Dayton, O. Parents preceded him. Surv. wife,

    aunt Mrs. Young of Detroit, 3 sisters Rosa Corbin of Cooter, Mo. Minerva Stivers of Tenn., Ellen Haag

    of Harbor City, Calif., 2 brothers Rufus & Buster of Lake City, Ark. (Jan. 22, 1931)

    HOWE, Oscar E. 54 Wabash twp. Killed Fri hit by tree limb on sons farm near North Star. Buried Brock

    cemetery. Surv. Wife & 6 children. (Jan. 22, 1931)

    TOWNSEND, James H. 65 Jaysville stabbed wife & then self Mon. res. Wife former Mary Martha

    Brown. Married 2nd

    time last Aug. She had been married 4 times & had 5 children living Ind. He had son

    & 4 daus. He was s/o Wm. Townsend early settlers. He had 2 brothers Elmer & Elman of Van Buren twp.

    His children Denver of Greenville, Mrs. Rogers Hines of Cleveland, Mrs. Irvin Baker of Jaysville, Mrs.

    Mary Fry of Dayton, Mrs. John Stocksdale of Union City. He was buried Ft. Jefferson. Her mother

    Martha Morrison of Indianapolis & body sent there. (Jan. 29, 1931) Mary 48 d. Jan. 26 & buried

    Abbottsville, mother unable to have her buried. (Feb. 5, 1931)

    GOODNER, G..S. d. Wed. res. near Arcanum 9 weeks, buried Abbottsville. (Jan. 29, 1931)

    SPENCE, Louis Jeane s/o John H. Spence 1y 9m 24 d res. Arcanum. Buried Ithaca. (Jan. 29, 1931)

    KREIDER, Isaiah T. 55 d. res. Franklin twp. Buried Abbottsville. Surv. wife, daus. Cecil & Ruby at home,

    father David Kreider of Greenville, brothers Jesse of Franklin twp., Ira formerly of Greenville, Willis of

    Gettysburg RR, David of Franklin twp, sisters Mrs. Minnie Marker of Cleveland, Sarah Kreider of

    Greenville, Mrs. Harve Weaver of Canada, Mrs. Russell Shuff of Franklin twp. & Mrs. Jacob Strantz of

    Ansonia. (Jan. 29,1931)

    HARNISH, Mary Jane 84 d. Jan. 20 res. of brother Joseph Harnish in Greenville. Native of Bakers Store

    area d/o Michael & Lydia Harnish of Darke Co. Surv. brot