Deaths and Funerals from the 1940s

Dr. and Mrs. J.B. Munro, Miss Glade Kellogg, Mrs. Helen Partridge and C.M. Rorick were in Fayette Wednesday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mrs. F.T. Sullivan. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 15, 1943)

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO: Relatives of Roy Rorick Murphy have received word of his death somewhere in France after being ill for five days with pneumonia. His remains have been buried in a government cemetery in France and cannot be removed until after the war. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 22, 1943)

Horseshoe pitching as a sport has always commanded more than average attention in Zanesville because W.P. “Bill” Yocom, 62, Jackson street, gave it his major attention and himself was a tosser of renown having won several state championships. Mighty sorry to break the news, but Bill slipped out of the picture last Friday when death claimed him after a long illness. (Zanesville times Recorder, June 28, 1943)

Mrs. Dora Armstrong was taken to Spencer Saturday by her son, Charles Armstrong, of Livermore. Her son-in-law, Niel Nielson [sic], had died very suddenly at Spencer Saturday morning. (Burt Monitor, November 9, 1944)

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