Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday April 25, 1925
          A complaint for a divorce filed by  Gladys M. Blackburn  against  Raymond A. Blackburn,  has been dismissed by the plaintiff in the Shelby Circuit Court.  Mr. Blackburn has dismissed his cross-complaint.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday February 26, 1925
          Within an hour after a complaint had been entered today for Mrs. Gladys M. Blackburn in the Shelby circuit court, asking a divorce from Raymond Blackburn and the custody of their child, a similar complaint was offered for file by George Tolen, attorney for Mr. Blackburn. The complaint of Mrs. Blackburn having been first to reach the office of the county clerk, that prepared for Mr. Blackburn was withdrawn.
          Mr. Blackburn is associated with his father in the operation of a restaurant here. He and his wife were married September 24, 1914 and separated last Saturday.  Mrs. Blackburn resides at 814 south West street and in her complaint she asks for the custody of their son, Hugh, 8 years old, and allowance of $15 a week until the trial of the case and $10 a week after that.
          The complaint charges that Mr. Blackburn called his wife vile names that he threatened to strike her, told her to leave and that he did not love her. Mrs. Blackburn alleges that her husband spent his evenings at pool rooms and remained out all night. She states that he refused to take her any place or to visit her relatives, only taking her to his relatives several times.
          Failure to provide is charged. Mrs. Blackburn says that her husband bought her only one coat in eleven years, telling her she did not need clothes and the he could not afford to buy them. Last August he bought an automobile costing $1,200, she states, and is paying $50 a month for the car and $8 a month for storage. He spends a great amount of money in poolrooms, she states. Her relatives and his relatives were forced to provide clothing for the child. The plaintiff also alleges that Mr. Blackburn objected to having children and remained away from home for two months before their son was born, and for seven weeks after.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Indianapolis  Star
October 24, 1915
Page 51  Column 7
         Mr. and Mrs. George Blackburn  have returned home from Lexington, Ky., where they spent a week.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

The  Indianapolis  Star
July 17, 1915
Page 10   Column 5
George  Blackburn  Badly
Hurt  in  Race
at  Lawrenceburg.
          George Blackburn  of Shelbyville, Ind., driving Hazel H. in the 2:20 pace, was seriously injured in the head by being thrown over Logan Belle when that horse stumbled and fell.  The muscles of Blackburn's right leg were torn..
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

The  Shelby  Democrat
April 6, 1911
Page 3 Column 1
          George W. Blackburn  will be at the fair grounds on and after March 15, ready to care for and train speed horses.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, August 29, 1899
page 2, column 1
          Dr. Ella Blackburn  has opened an office over  J. R. Messick's drug store.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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