Louis  Webb

            Honorable Louis E. Webb, mayor of the City of Shelbyville, is a member of a family that has been in this section of Indiana for a century or more.  Mr. Webb learned the printing trade when a youth and is head of the successful printing business which has been carried on for many years at Shelbyville under the firm name of  L. E. Webb - Printer.
            He was born at Brownsville, Union County, Indiana, November 11, 1866.  His grandfather was  Forrest Webb, a Virginian, who was the founder of the family in Indiana.  Robert L. Webb, father of  Mayor Webb, was born in Fayette County, Indiana, and married  Caroline Mason, of the same county.  He had a variety of business interests, being a farmer and stock dealer, and conducted a livery stable and hotel in Shelbyville.
            Louis E. Webb, one of five children, attended school at Milton and completed his education at Shelbyville, to which place his father moved in 1881.  Mr. Webb at the age of seventeen began learning the trade of printer and has followed that business now for over forty years.  He has operated a business at Shelbyville since 1906 as the L. E. Webb - Printer, located at 15 West Jackson Street, has all the equipment and the skilled assistance for prompt service in both quality and quantity printing.
            Mr. Webb was city clerk of Shelbyville from 1909 to 1914. In November, 1929, he was elected to the office of mayor and began his term of four years in January, 1930.  Mr. Webb is a member of the International Typographical Union, is a Presbyterian and a Republican.  He was honored with the office of president of the Rotary Club in 1929.  Mr; Webb married  Elizabeth E. Flaitz, of Shelbyville.  Their only child, Richard, is deceased.

INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT,  Vol. 3, By Charles Roll, A.M., The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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