Whitley County Obituaries

Magley, Clara Brumbaugh
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Monday, May 16, 1949

     Mrs. Clara Magley, 68, wife of Merle Magley, 345 North Main Street, died at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon at her home following an illness of more than three years.
     She was a daughter of Jacob and Sally Brumbaugh and was born in Smith township on September 3, 1880. Following her marriage to Mr. Magley in 1900, they established their home in Thorncreek township where they continued to reside until 1911 when they moved to Columbia City. For the past 36 years Mr. Magley operated the Magley Machine Shop on South Main street and two years ago retired because of his health. Mrs. Magley was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the First Baptist Church of this city.
     Surviving in addition to the husband is one son, Kenneth Magley, this city; five daughters, Mrs. Ray Mangan, this city; Mrs. Robert Stough, Bellefountaine, O.; Mrs. Russell Phend, Springport, Mich.; Mrs. Lester Doan, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. John Chapman, this city; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Brumbaugh, Albion; Lester Brumbaugh, this city. One sister and five brothers have preceeded her in death.
     The body has been removed to the Charles Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 o’clock Monday evening. The Rev. Robert Marlett, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate at the funeral rites to be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Greenhill Cemetery.


Magley, Elizabeth Sumney
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday, April 24, 1920

     Elizabeth Magley, widow of the late Frederick Magley, died at the home of her son, Merrill Magley, on North Main street at nine o’clock Thursday evening. Mrs. Magley had been in feeble health for several months past owing to her advanced age and suffered a stroke of paralysis last week, since which time she has been practically helpless.
     Elizabeth Sumney was born in Holmes county, Ohio, February 16, 1838, to John and Phoebe Bucklow Sumney with whom she made her home until five years before her marriage, during which time she resided with an uncle, Abraham Pence, in Smith township. The wedding took place on January 23, 1862, and they took up their residence on a rented farm in Thorncreek township, where they resided until he had saved money enough to buy a farm of his own. After Mr. Magley’s death the widow made her home in this city with her sons, Merrill and Will Magley.
     Mr. and Mrs. Magley were the parents of five children, three of whom, Adella J., Delpha, and Ida, are dead. The first named died at the age of 30 years, the second at the age of 21 years and the third in infancy. Two brothers, William and Samuel Sumney, died a number of years ago.
     The deceased was a member of the Dunkard church and was one of the good old pioneer mothers of this county who bravely faced the trials and hardships of the early days and performed so well their part in the great task of clearing up the wilderness, and bringing abut the great changes in all things entering into the comforts and pleasures and conveniences of life.


Magley, Ella
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
Died December 22, 1898

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     Mrs. Ella Magley died of consumption at the home of her father, John Magley, two miles north of this city, Thursday, December 22, 1898, after an illness of about fifteen months duration. The deceased was born January 11, 1866, and at her death was 32 years, 11 months and 11 days of age. She was united in marriage in 1887 to Albert Magley who died ten days later.


Magley, Frederick
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday, April 22, 1916

     Frederick Magley, one of the most highly respected retired farmers of Whitley county, died very suddenly Thursday night at 12:45 at his home on North Oak street. He had been working in his garden during the day, Thursday, planting potatoes, and at four o’clock Thursday evening went down town and got some onion sets and planted them before finishing up his work for the day. He had retired for the night, and about nine o’clock, he became sick and complained of his head hurting him. Dr. F. G. Grisler was called and arrived about 9:30. Before the doctor arrived Mr. Magley told his son, Will, that he would die before morning, and his premonition proved true as he passed away quietly at 12:45 a.m. The cause of death was in the nature of apoplexy or may have been due to a ruptured blood vessel in the brain.
     The deceased was born in Berne, Switzerland, December 28, 1837, and was the son of Conrad Magley, who came to America, accompanied by his family of nine children, and settled in Licking county, Ohio. They lived in Ohio three years, and then came to Indiana and located in Thorncreek township, where they lived upon sixty acres of unimproved land. Frederick was the last of the nine children and he died at the age of 78 years, 3 months, and 23 days.
     At the age of 22 years, he started out in life for himself by seeking employment as a farm hand by the month. January 23rd, 1862, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Sumney, who survives. After their marriage, they rented a farm in Thorncreek township and toiled diligently until he was able to buy a farm of his own. In the meantime he bought a saw mill and was engaged in that business for some time. He died the owner of one hundred and sixty acres of fine land, but was leading a retired life, having moved from his farm, about nine years ago, to Churubusco, where he resided for two years and a half and then came to Columbia City, remaining here until his death, part of the time with his son, Will, and a year ago he and his wife moved to themselves, on North Oak street.
     They were the parents of five children, two surviving: William e., the photographer, and Merle, of the South Main street machine shop.
     Mr. Magley was always interested in the welfare of the community and was a conscientious and upright man; he was respected by all and was always honorable and fair in all his dealings with his fellow man. He was a member of the Blue River church of the Brethren, and lived up to his religious professions.
     The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the Church of the Brethren, on the Noble-Whitley county line, also known as the Dunkard church. The funeral cortege will leave the house at 1:30 and services will be held at the church at 2:30. Interment will be made in the Round Lake cemetery.


Magley, Merrill F.
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, January 14, 1953

     Merrill F. Magley, 69, well-known Columbia City machine shop operator, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home, 345 North Main street at 2:45 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Although he had been in failing health for the past two weeks his condition was not regarded as critical.
     He was a native of Whitley county and was born on October 30, 1883, a son of Frederick and Elizabeth Summey [sic should be Sumney] Magley. After his marriage to Clara Brumbaugh, they started housekeeping near Round Lake where Mr. Magley operated a saw-mill and a threshing machine. In the year 1910, he moved to Columbia City, where he and his brother, William Magley, had purchased the old Lawrence Foundry. In the year 1919 his son, Kenneth Magley, purchased an interest in the business and it became known as the Magley Machine Shop. In 1947 Mr. Magley was forced to retire and the machine shop was then sold to the Vetco Corporation. Later he built a shop to the rear of his home on North Main street and he continued to operate it, as his health would permit, until his death.
     The surviving relatives include one son, Kenneth Magley, this city; five daughters, Mrs. Ray Mangan, this city; Mrs. Robert Stough, Toledo, O.; Mrs. Russell Phend, Springport, Mich.; Mrs. Lester Doan, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. John Chapman, Jacksonville, Ill.; fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mrs. Magley preceded him in death on May 14, 1949. A brother and three sisters have also preceded him in death.
     The body has been removed to the Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 o’clock this evening. The Rev. Marion R. Shroyer will officiate at the funeral rites to be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the funeral home. Committal services and burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery.


Magley, William Elmer
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, November 25, 1942

     William Elmer Magley, 75, well known local photographer, died at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, at the Magley residence, 115 East Van Buren street after an illness due to heart trouble. He was taken ill August 13.
     Mr. Magley had been a resident of Columbia City for 39 years, and a photographer in this city practically all of that time. His parents were Frederick and Elizabeth Sumney Magley, well known pioneer residents of Whitley county. He was born in Thorncreek township February 19, 1867. His marriage to Cindora Campbell occurred in this city in 1906.
     The widow survives with a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Sanders of the Bluffton road, Fort Wayne, and a son, Frederick Magley, 1706 1-2 New Haven Ave., Fort Wayne, also five grandchildren, and a brother, Merrill F. Magley of the Magley machine shop in this city.
     Mr. Magley was for many years a member of the Blue River Church of the Brethren. Rev. L. U. Krider, pastor of that church, will officiate at funeral services to be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Luckenbill Funeral Home. Interment will be made in Greenhill cemetery. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home.


Manes, Mrs. C. E.
Contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
Tuesday February 20, 1945

     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Zion Bethel church four miles north of Monticello for Mrs. Manes, wife of the Rev. C. E. Manes, minister of the Church of Gd in this community for a number of years. In response to the request of Mrs. Manes, the Rev. James Clifford Manes and the Rev. Everett Manes will officate at the funeral rites to be held for their mother. Surviving besides the husband and two sons mentioned are a son, William and also three daughters, Golda, Eva Mae and Antafaye, who are married. Mrs. Manes was in failing health for a number of years. The family, residents of North Main Street, left this city last fall for Monticello where Rev. Manes has property interests.


Markley, Shirley N. Egolf
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
The Post and Mail, Columbia City, Indiana
August 5, 2003

     Shirley N. Markley, 66, of Gainesville, Fla., died Monday, June 23, 2003. Born on December 16, 1936, in Union Township, Whitley County, a daughter of Cecil C. and E. Joyce (Barrett) Egolf, she graduated with the Class of 1955 from Coesse High School. A member of Jonesville Baptist Church in Gainesville, she enjoyed sewing, nursing and helping others.
     Survivors include two daughters, Robin Davidson of Gainesville and Michelle Duggins of Lewiston, Idaho; her mother, Evelyn Joyce Egolf of Columbia City; two brothers, Stanley Egolf of Andrews and Dale Egolf of Columbia City; three sisters, Fayra Paulette Williams of Indianapolis; Lois Scheer of Monticello, Utah, and Gale Hicks of Tulsa, Okla.; her ex-husband, Gerald Markley of Gainesville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father on May 13, 1987.
     A memorial service is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at The Church of Our Glorious King, 404 Grayston Ave., Huntington.


Marrs, Alva
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Tuesday August 11, 1942

     Alva Marrs died about 1:45 o'clock Monday afternoon while enroute to the office of a local physician. Mrs. Marrs resided all his life on the farm in Troy township where he was born April 9, 1866 to John and Fannie Goodrich Marrs. He attended the old Thompson school in Troy township and in December 1888 was married to Miss Jennie Sappington, who died in October 1932.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Inez Younce of Elkhart; two sons, Frank and Jacob Marrs of Troy township, the latter a game warden; one sister, Mrs. Henry Brenneman of Providence Forge, Va.; a brother, Frank Marrs of Fowler, Kansas; five grandchildren and a great-grandson.
     A daughter, Lucille, died in 1906, and a brother, Warren, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Knox, Mrs. Edna Wingard and Miss Anna Marrs, preceded Mr. Marrs in death.


Marrs, Alva Frank
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday February 26, 1959

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     Alva Frank Marrs, 64, Etna-Troy township farmer, died at approximately 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at the new Columbia City Joint High school gym, where he was attending the basketball tournament. He was sitting in the bleachers when he suffered a severe heart attack and was dead upon arrival at the Whitley County Hospital. He had gone to the tournament to attend the Larwill-Sidney game and died during the last four minutes of the game. A daughter, Lana, was one of the Larwill cheer leaders.
     Dr. David Tennant, Fort Wayne, formerly of Larwill who came for the game and the son-in-law Guy Lemmon tried to help Mr. Marrs. Mr. Marrs had been in failing health for a number of years and four years ago suffered a heart attack, at which time he was hospitalized. Two years ago he suffered a second attack which again forced him to be hospitalized and since that time he had been unable to work.
     Mr. Marrs was a native of Troy township and was born December 27, 1894, a son of Alva and Jessie Sappington Marrs. He was graduated from Larwill high school with the class of 1914 and in 1917 enlisted in the Army and served in France throughout the war. On September 8, 1935 he married Edna Norris. They resided in Pierceton for two years following their marriage and then moved to Whitley county and for the last 22 years have been on the Marrs farm four miles north of Larwill on State Road 5. He was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church and the Columbia City American Legion Post No. 98.
     The surviving relatives include his wife, Edna; two daughters, Nancy, a senior in Larwill high school and Lana, freshman in Larwill high school, both at home; a step-daughter, Mrs. Guy Lemon, Etna-Troy township; a step-son, Eugene Norris, Washington township; six grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Clee Younce, Bradenton, Florida. His parents, a son and a brother, Jacob Marrs, preceded him in death.
     The body is at the Smith Funeral Home where friends may call after 7:00 p.m. this evening. At noon Saturday the body will be taken to the Troy Presbyterian Church for services at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Troy Presbyterian cemetery.


Marrs, Catherine (Palmer)
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday May 2, 1934

     Mrs. Catherine Marrs, 74, a well known resident of Troy township, died at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home. Mrs. Marrs had been in frail health for some time, and on Tuesday was taken seriously ill of pneumonia.
     She was the widow of Warren Marrs who passed away November 4, 1925. Mrs. Marrs spent her life in Troy township. She was born November 1, 1859 to Joseph S. and Mary Jane Long Palmer. In 1876 she was united in marriage to Warren W. Marrs. Seven children were born, all of whom survive, namely: Hallie, wife of John Sechrist, of this city; Clyde Marrs of Meade, Kansas; Geneva, wife of Joseph Egolf of Fort Wayne; John, Harley and Mrs. Carl Noble of Troy township; and Carl Marrs of Pierceton.
     Other surviving relatives are eighteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lois Alborn of Warsaw and four brothers, Elmer E. Palmer of Albion; Samuel L. Palmer of Richland Township; Joseph and Carl Palmer of Troy township.
     The deceased was devout in her church relations. She had long been a communicant of the Troy Presbyterian church and active in the ladies aid society and the Women's Missionary Society of the church. She was one of the best known and most highly esteemed women in her community.


Marrs, Dessie (Miller)
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday December 26, 1979

     Mrs. Dessie Marrs, 90, widow of Harley F. Marrs and a former resident of Etna-Troy township, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday at the Mason Health Center in Warsaw. She had been in dialing health many years and was a resident at the health center.
     Mrs. Marrs was a daughter of Jesse and Elsie Sophrona Barber Miller. Her formative years were spent in the west Etna community. Following her marriage to Harley F. Marrs, they spent their married life on the Marrs farm north of the Troy Presbyterian Church. Mr. Marrs preceded her in death August 9, 1964. A son, Earl F. Marrs, died on October 22, 1973.
     Mrs. Marrs was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church. Surviving relatives include many nieces and nephews.
     The body is at Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Snodgrass (Pleasant View) cemetery.


Marrs, Fannie (Goodrich)
Columbia City Commercial - Whitley County, Indiana
Friday July 28, 1911

     Mrs. Fannie Marrs, one of the best known women of Troy township died Saturday morning at eight o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Knox of Pierceton, after an illness of but two days, death resulting from a complication of diseases. The deceased apparently in the best of health left for a two weeks visit with her daughter and late Thursday night she was taken suddenly ill.
     Mrs. Marrs had been ailing for some time but regardless of this fact her condition was not considered dangerous by her children and aside from feeling bad at times she looked to be in the best of health.
     The deceased was born in Delaware county, Ohio, November 1st 1829. She came to Whitley county with her parents and at the age of twenty-one years she was united in marriage to John Marrs who preceded her in death some thirty years ago. Shortly after their marriage they purchased a farm in Troy township where she had continued to make her home ever since. To this union there was born seven children five of whom survive, they being Warren and Alva Marrs of Troy township; Frank Marrs and Mrs. Henry Brenneman of Mead Kansas, and Mrs. George Knox of Pierceton at whose home her death occurred. Besides the above she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Scott Barber and Miss Martha Goodrich of Larwill and two brothers, Silas Goodrich of Loon Lake and Sandford Goodrich of Richland, Wyoming. The remains will be brought back to the old homestead.
     The funeral arrangements will be announced later. The deceased was a member of the Troy M. E. church, and had lived a devoted christian life. Her age was 81 years, 8 months, 21 days.


Marrs, Jacob G.
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Friday November 2, 1951

     Jacob G. Marrs, 51, well-known Troy township farmer and former Whitley County Conservation Officer, died at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home four miles north of Larwill on state road 5. His death followed a severe stroke of apoplexy suffered at noon. Mr. Marrs had been in failing health for several years due to a heart ailment, and was stricken a number of weeks ago while returning home from the Democratic State Convention held at Indianapolis. At that time, he was taken to the hospital at Noblesville and later spent a number of weeks in the Methodist Hospital at Fort Wayne.
     He was born in Troy township on November 3, 1898, a son of Alva and Jessie Sappington Marrs. After graduating from the Larwill High School, he was united in marriage to September 15, 1823, to the former Bessie Hamman. They established their home on the Marrs farm in Troy township where they have spent their entire married life.
     In the year 1932, Mr. Marrs was appointed Game Warden and Conservation Officer of Whitley County. Throughout the next twelve years, his influence was exercised in the organization of the Conservation Clubs throughout Whitley County, and the fish, wild-life, and general conservation spirit benefited from his efforts. During the last World War he likewise served as Scrap Metal Chairman for the Civilian Defense program. He was an active member of the Columbia City Elks Lodge No. 1417 and has been an employee of the local organization for the past five years.
     Surviving in addition to the wife is one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Redman, of this city; one son, Sheldon Marrs, at home; one brother, Frank Marrs, Troy township; and one sister, Mrs. Inas Younce, of Elkhart. One sister died in infancy.
     The body has been removed to the Charles Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening. The Rev. Graham L. Kleespie, pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, will officiate at funeral rites to be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Funeral Home. The Elks Lodge will conduct the ritualistic Twilight Service of the Order at the funeral home at 8 o'clock Friday evening.


Marrs, Jessie (Sappington)
Columbia City Commercial Mail - Whitley County, Indiana
Monday October 24, 1932

     Mrs. Jessie Marrs, 64, wife of Alva Marrs of Troy township, died at the family home at 8:30 o'clock Sunday night after an illness of nine years from heart disease. During the past five weeks she was confined to her bed.
     The decedent was born in Allen county on December 16, 1867 to the late Jacob and Mary Butt Sappington. When quite young she came to Whitley county with her parents where they settled on what is known as the old Sappington farm north of Larwill.
     On December 16, 1888 she was married to Alva Marrs. For many years the couple have resided on the Marrs farm four miles north of Larwill in Troy township.
     Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Clee Yontz of Elkhart; two sons, Frank and Jacob Marrs at home; four grandchildren; two brothers, Jacob Sappington of Larwill and John Sappington of Portland, Ore.; and five sisters; Mrs. Elizabeth Flickinger of Thorncreek township; Mrs. Anna King of Williston, Fla.; Mrs. Clara Bowerman, Mrs. Belle Goodrich and Mrs. Alice Terman, all of Wheatland, Wyoming.
     Mrs. Marrs was held in high regard throughout the community and had a large coterie of friends. She became a member of the United Brethren Church many years ago.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. N. C. McCoy of the local United Brethren church at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Adams cemetery.


Marrs, John
Columbia City Post Whitley County, Indiana
February 22, 1871

     John Marrs died Friday evening last week of tuberculosis. Surviving is his wife and 7 children. The Rev. Slade conducted the funeral service in the Troy Chapel.


Marrs, Lena May (Schuman)
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
(Calculated - Died November 26, 1912)

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     Mrs. Corbin Marrs died at her home in Troy township, Tuesday morning after an illness of a year’s duration, due to tuberculosis… Lena May Schuman was a daughter of William C. and Sarah Schuman and was born in Richland township, Nov. 17, 1886. At the time of her death she was 26 years and nine days old. She was united in marriage to Corbin Marrs on Oct. 12th, 1910 and two children, both dead, were born to them… Besides her father and husband, four brothers, Lee, Melvin, Birdie and Harry Schuman, and one sister, Mrs. Roswell Shoemaker, of Richland township survive to mourn her death.


Marrs, Warren
Columbia City Commercial-Mail - Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday November 5, 1925

     Warren Marrs, a life long resident of Troy township died at his home Wednesday night at 10:30, the result of tetanus or lockjaw, which developed after he had injured his hand in a windmill. Mr. Marrs caught his hand in the windmill while making some repairs and blood poisoning developed. Dr. Beahl of Fort Wayne was called in to the Marrs home in consultation with Dr. L. W. Tennant but medical aid seemed to be of no avail.
     Mr. Marrs was a Republican in politics and served his township as trustee for four years and as an assessor for eight years. He was born on the farm where he died and at his death was aged 73 years 3 months and 3 days. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. John Marrs. Surviving are the widow, formerly Miss Catherine Palmer of Troy township to whom he was married 46 years ago last January 9th and six children, Clyde Marrs of Mead, Kas; Carl Marrs of Dayton, Oh; Mrs. Neva Egolf and J. L. Marrs of Fort Wayne; Harley Marrs and Mrs. Grace Snodgrass of Troy twp; also ten grandchildren and two brothers and one sister, Frank Marrs of Mead, Kas; Alva Marrs of Troy twp and Mrs. Mattie Brenneman of Providence, Va. There is one great-grandchild deceased.
     The deceased for many years held a membership in the I.O.O.F. order at Larwill. Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Gail Davis of Etna and Troy M. E. churches will officiate. Interment in the Adams cemetery in Troy township.


Martin, Grace E.
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana
August 3, 1992 page 8A

     Grace E. Martin, 89, of Huntertown died Friday in St. Joseph Medical Center. The South Whitley native was the widow of Harold O., who died in 1987.
     Surviving are daughters, Glendora Greulach of Fort Wayne and Ellen Klopfenstein of Haviland, Ohio; sons, Harold Jr. of Sedona, Ariz., and David F. of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great- great-grandchildren.
     Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow in Huntertown United Methodist Church, with burial in Huntertown Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 8 p.m. today in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco, and 9 to 10 a.m. tomorrow in the church. Preferred memorials are gifts to the church.


Mason, Warren
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
Died January 20, 1896

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     Warren Mason, late of Columbia City, died at the residence of his oldest daughter, Emma, wife of R. B. Taylor, at Southriverside, California on January 20, 1896. He was born August 27, 1824 at Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., New York.
     Surviving children from his second marriage are: Nettie Mullen, wife of James Mullen of Portland, Oregon; Charles Mason of Baker City, Oregon; Cora Baker, wife of H. E. Baker and Hallie and Winnie Mason, of Columbia City, Ind.


Matlock, Charles
Contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
Monday May 19, 1945 Page 1

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     Charles Matlock, age 19, infantryman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Matlock formerly of Columbia City now residing near Fort Wayne, was killed in Germany March 5th according to a telegram received late Sunday evening from the War Department by his parents. The Matlocks were guests Sunday at the Fred Clark home in this city and upon their arrival home found the telegram awaiting them. The infantryman attended school in Columbia City and later graduated from high school in Fort Wayne. He enlisted in the infantry following his graduation and his last visit home was last Thanksgiving. His parents survive; also a sister, Rosemary, and the grandmother, Mrs. William Ramsey, now residing in Fort Wayne. The infantryman was a great-great nephew of Mrs. Fred Clark.

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