Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Indianapolis  Star
May 12, 1916
Page 4   Column 2
          SHELBYVILLE, Ind., May 11. -- The seniors of the Shelbyville Hih School presented  Charles Major's  "When Knighthood Was in Flower"  as their class play tonight, and every seat in the City Opera House was taken.  The director was  Harry Lee Bland,  supervisor of music in the schools.  Every member of the class had a part.  Mr. Major's widow, Mrs. Alice Major, and a party of friends were guests of honor.  Miss Pauline Barlow  had the part of Mary Tudor in the play and  Harry Smith  the part of Charles Brandon.  Arthur Hall  played Sir Edwin Caskoden and  Miss Frances Stafford  was Lady Jane Bolingbroke.  Cecil Cole  was King Henry VIII and  Miss Mary Dunn  was Queen Catherine.  The costumes were rich and costly and special scenery had been painted.  The play will be repeated tomorrow evening.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, June 13, 1912
          Mrs. Melissa Barlow, of Flat Rock, went to Morristown this morning for a short stay, the guest of friends.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 22, 1903
          A telephone message from the scene of the mysterious poisoning of  Mr. and Mrs. John Barlow  aged respectively seventy-seven and seventy years, received Wednesday, states that Mr. Barlow died Tuesday night at midnight.  His wife was found dead the night before when the hired hand came to the house in answer to the ringing of the dinner bell at 8 o’clock.  Various theories are advanced, as to what caused the death of these old people.  The most plausible of which seems to be that of accidental poisoning.  The coroner will hold an inquest today, when a postmortem examination of their remains will occur.  It is thought that the analysis of the contents of their stomachs will show with what kind of poison they lost their lives.  If they were murdered, what was the motive?  They were rich and happy, why commit suicide?  Nothing has been missed from the house consequently robbery could not have been at the bottom of the crime.  Time may reveal the hidden mystery of the crime.  The funeral of both Mr. and Mrs. Barlow will occur tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 31, 1902
          Mrs. Guy Barlow,  of Sulphur Hill, is lying at the point of death at her home.  Mrs. Barlow will be remembered as  Miss Edna Johnson,  who has been a teacher in this county for several years.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
June 16, 1898
Page 3   column 2
          Thursday  Trustee Bass,  of Hendricks township, and  County Superintendent Barlow  will meet in Marietta to confer with others regarding the building of a large school building in that place.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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