Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 2, 1916
Page 8   column 2-3
Inheritance Tax.
          The amount of inheritance tax due the state from the estate of  Mrs. Phoebe Babb,  deceased, has been fixed by the court at $38.94.  The husband,  James Babb,  must pay $26.30, and three children and a grandchild -- Mrs. Anna McClain,  Mrs. Emma Hayes,  Mrs. Armilda Cutsinger  and  Elzy Ball  -- $3.16 each.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
November 28, 1915
Page 71  Column 7
         John Scott  and  Miss Orpha Babb  were married Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents,  Mr. and Mrs. John M. Babb,  the ceremony being performed by the Rev. A. E. Scotten.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind., November 3, 1911
Page 1
James Babb Painfully Injured When Stretchers Broke
While He Was Building Wire Fence
          James Babb,  one of Hendricks township's most prominent farmer residents, was painfully injured yesterday evening while he and his son-in-law,  John F. McCain,  of  Indianapolis, and some other men were putting up a wire fence on the Babb farm near Jons Crossing.  The accident was caused by the breaking of the stretchers that were being used to hold the wire in place.  After they were released they flew back and caught Mr. Babb on the left leg below the knee, inflicting a most serious injury.  At first it was believed the bone had been fractured, but  Dr. S. L. Strickler, who was called from Boggstown said the limb was very seriously bruised, but that there had been no fracture.  The shock of the injury made Mr. Babb very ill and he was not able to leave his bed yet today.  He is nearly eighty years old.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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