Shelby County Indiana
Year in Review
The Daily Evening Democrat
The following is a brief summary of the events of the year that is past, and will be of value to the readers of the Democrat, who by reference to the same can ascertain the date of many of the interesting events of the year 1881. Just a bare hint, in the shape of a headline or two, is all that is given, but that is sufficient to recall the event to the mind of the reader.
Monday, January 1, 1882
That Have Occurred During 1881, Compil-
ed Under the Head of the Month in
Which They Were Recorded--Something
That Will Prove Valuable to Our Read-
ers for Reference in the Future.
J A N U A R Y .
Reception of Mr. and Mrs. Pink; death of Mrs. Elizabeth Kirk; marriage of Mr. Eugene Sullivan, of Detroit, to Mrs. Ellen McCarty; Philip Phillips' tizzle at Opera Hall; marriage of Miss Hannah Levinson to Mr. Charles Faas, of Chicago; death of Mrs. Mary L. McCorkle, removal of Dr. J. S. Rice to Minnesota; death of Jeremiah Bennett; death of Mrs. Levi Parrish; attempted suicide of George Hawkins at the court-house; marriage of Mr. Charles Reiman and Miss Anna Sweitzer.
F E B R U A R Y .
Death of little Frank ("Dutch") Doolittle; the trial of the contempt cases; death of Mrs. Samuel Lange; marriage of Mr. Simeon Carney, of Washington township, to Mrs. Helen F. Hargrove of this city; high waters; marriage of Mr. Sam. B. Marshall and Miss Fannie Higgins; death of Alex. Robertson.
M A R C H .
Almost fatal poisoning, by pokepot, of Joseph Kopp and family; death of Mrs. John Beggs at Green Sprins, Ohio, death of Mrs. Catherine E. Trackwell, mother-in-law of A. J. Ensminger; death of Charley Williams; death of Miss Amelia McKenzie; marriage of Theodore Gardner and Susie E. Hedlee [Headlee?] in the Democrat office; the Colee incest sensation published by the Democrat; Plum Hanson trades for a mule; attempt to poison Nathaniel Thompson and family; marriage of Mr. Ross Spurrier and Miss Alice Campbell, of Morristown, in the Democrat office.
A P R I L .
Marriage of Captain J. M. Ryder, of Indianapolis, to Miss Hattie Girton, of Flatrock; Saucer vs Haymond; jury bring a verdict for defendant in the Saucer-Haymond slander suit; the boss barber and the German sailor, Move, skip out; George Thompson skips out; Worl Fisher eats ten French rolls in eight minutes; John Horst solidifies with the "old man" in Rushville; death of Stephen Smith at Jeffersonville; Democratic City Convention.
M A Y .
Father Rudolf resigns his pastorate of the Catholic Church of this city; Ann Eliza Young's lecture; City election; marriage of Miss Lizzie Major and Dr. J. G. Reed; death of Roe Sutherland; marriage of Miss Mary Schroeder and Mr. Joseph Schott; death of Lee M. Trees; "dr fouty [sic] appointed on the Board of Health; cutting affray between Silas Cowan, of St. Paul and Robt. Badgley, of Brandywine township; Karmire's Boom; Mrs. Spurlin's house at Lewis Creek, robbed; William Moody sent to the Insane Asylum where he attempts to commit suicide; Deserted Douglas, she run away with a handsomer man; death of Samuel Montgomery; James Ross, of Hendricks township, removed to the Insane Asylum where he dies shortly after; remains of James Davisson exhumed at the Wray Cemetery and reinterred in this city; death of Mrs. Henry Neff; death of Mrs. Leo H. Worland; Ernest Morris arrives in this city to visit his father; narrow escape of Frank Connor from being run over by the cars near this city; Judge Hord discovers who has been milding his Jersey cow; "Sweet Girl Graduate."
J U N E .
J U L Y .
A U G US T .
S E P T E M B E R .
O C T O B E R .
... Brothers, in Hope, blown open; John P. Wilson, of Hamilton county, robbed of $200 in this city; free turnpikes, and what our people said about the question of buying them; death of "Uncle Davy" Smith, of Sugar Creek township; death of Frank Patterson, on the 25th, at his brother's residence in Jackson township; marriage of Miss Emma Mutz, of Jackson township, to Mr. Edward Hill, of Bloomfield, Ind., on the 26th; Henry Heilenstein brought back here on a charge of bastardy, from Harrison, Ohio; marriage of Erskine Lisher, of Van Buren township, at Wyoming, Illinois; death of Rev. Mathews, of Hanover township, in Ohio; W. L. Carter moves back to Shelbyville from Cincinnati; Marsh Goodrich stabbed by Matt Wagoner on the 31st.
N O V E M B E R .
Marriage of Miss Alice Thompson, of Cynthianna, to Mr. Billman, of Sullivan, Ind., on the 2nd; wreck on the F., F. and M. road near Boggstown; fire on Philip Hoop's farm; attempt to rob A. J. Gorgas on the public highway, near this city, on the evening of the 3rd; Louisa Hossler, of Brandywine township, taken to the Insane Asylum; Mahlon Shadley injured at Talbert's saw mill; F. G. Bennett, a school teacher in Marion township, acquitted of a charge oassault and battery on one of his pupils, whom he was compelled to thrash; naughty Noah Sullivan; Wright Smith stabbed by Barney Barrett, a "crank," on the 5th; the Peace Jubilee lecture at the M. E. Church on the evening of the 6th; the lecture a fraud; death of Miss Katie Biddinger, near Hope, on the 7th; Flora Runshe, of this city, gives birth to an illegitimate child on the 8th; Mrs. Lewis Ray, of Horace, Decatur county, formerly of Fairland, badly hurt by a runaway team on the 6th; Alex Blyths, of this city, declared insane; the marriage of Mr. Thomas Thrall, of this city, to Miss Mary Wagoner, of Rush county; our phat man massacres a book agent; death of Laura M. Hendrickson, of Washington township, on the 11th; Frank Horner, a fourteen-year-old boot-black stabs Lonnie Marietta, a ten-year-old son of Charles Marietta, of this city, the wound not fatal; mutilation of a horse belonging to S. L. Major, of this city, by Waldron hoodlums on the night of the 13th; Harry Parsons returned to his home in Buffalo on the 15th; Hiram Wray attempts to rape Mrs. John Dismore near Fairland; "John Sutton" swindling peddlers compelled to disgorge by City Marshal Barger; the jury in the case of Susie Francis vs. Joe McCabe, for seduction and breach of promise, bring in a verdict on the 17th, awarding the plaintiff the sum of $1,500; Johnny McLaughlin goes to Smith-land to get a new Deal; twin girls at Frank Dewitt's house on the evening of the 17th; death of Philip Leffler, a former citizen of this place, at Orange Grove, Fla., the 18th; escape of T. B. Carey from the wilds of Decatur county; capture of Matt. Wagoner in Martinsville; death of William Wilson, of this city, on the 21st; Thanksgiving day and how it was observed; Green Wilson's valuable gray horse stolen and recovered; "Killikranky" (Harry Phillips) almost fired into the Kingdom come by the explosion of some powder in his pocket; "Toothman's Express;" Robert Pearson married to his third wife the 28th; residence of B. K. True, in Homer, burned down; James Curson arrested on a charge of bastardy, the case compromised by his marrying the girl; marriage of Miss Mollie McConnell, of Boggstown, to Mr. W. N. Harding, of Indianapolis; marriage of Miss Jennie Blessing, of this city, to Mr. Edward Beeks, of Sandusky, Ohio, on the evening of the 30th; the Julia Hill abortion case; marriage of Miss Laura Hacker and Mr. Coy Fleming of this city, on the 30th; Franklin and Edinburg Notes by Rover.
D E C E M B E R .
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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