Randolph  County,  Indiana

The  News  Sentinel
Rochester, Indiana
Monday, June 2, 1930
        Mrs. Mary A. Watts, aged 88 years, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 1, at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. Alfred Vawter of this city. Death resulted from complications inherent with her advanced years after an illness of almost a year's duration.
Mary A. [BOLTZ], daughter of Benjamin and Mary BOLTZ, was born on March 20, 1842, in Lebanon county, Pa., and when still quite young moved with her parents to Winchester, Ind. On March 14, 1861, she was united in marriage to George W. HOBBICK, who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1865. Mrs. Hobbick later moved to Rochester and on April 24, 1879, was married to Rev. Eli HOCHSTEDLER. The deceased's second husband passed away on June 13, 1914, and a short time later Mrs. Hochstedler returned to Winchester, Ind., where she resided with a sister.
ut four years ago Mrs. Hochstedler returned to this city where she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Alfred VAWTER where she renewed her old acquaintances and made many new friends by her kindly manner. She leaves to mourn her departure three sons, B. F. HOBBICK, of Denver, Colo., William HOBBICK and Hermie HOCHSTEDLER, both of So. Bend; five step-children, Mrs. Alfred VAWTER and Mrs. Edmond VAWTER, of this city, Mrs. Phil MOSHER, of Melbeta, Neb.; Mrs. A. ARMSTRONG, of San Antonio, Tex., and Mrs. S. E. HOCHSTEDLER, of Chicago. Two other children preceded their mother in death.
Funeral services which the friends of the family are urged to attend will be held at the Alfred "Bert" VAWTER residence at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating. The body will lie in state up until the hour of the funeral at the Vawter home.
Contributed by Paula Hobbick

A  Winchester  Newspaper
March 1927
        Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Watts  received word last Thursday evening of the death of their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Raymond Watts, of Cincinnati, Ohio. She underwent an operation for appendicitis the Sunday before and seemed to be making satisfactory improvement when a sudden change for the worse came. She is survived by her parents, her husband, and two small children. Mr. Watts was born and reared in this community and is well known here.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

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