Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, September 29, 1949
Page 2   columns 7-8

          Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bone,  who have lived at Norristown since 1933, will mark their 63rd year of married life next Monday and will hold a family gathering at their home Sunday in celebration of the occasion.
          Both Mr. and Mrs. Bone are natives of Shelby county and with the exception of some time spent in North Manchester always have resided in Shelby county.  Mr. Bone, a carpenter the greater part of his life, is 82 years of age and Mrs. Bone, who was  Miss Fannie Wrench  before her marriage, is 83.  Their marriage took place on October 3, 1886, at the parsonage of the Flat Rock Methodist Church.
          The couple has five children,  Mrs. Edith Higgins  of Flat Rock;  Stacy Bone  of College Corner, O.;  Mrs. Ruth Fateley  of Columbus;  Mrs. Hester Little  of North Manchester and  Mrs. Bernice Kleinofen  of Chicago.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, October 1, 1883
          Mr. and Mrs. William Bone  returned home, Saturday, from a visit to friends in North Manchester.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Shelbyville, Ind., February 1, 1871
W. E. BONE  & SON.
          Have opened their Agricultural Implement Ware Rooms on North Harrison Street, in the room formerly used as a Grocery Store by Wm. Parrish, and have just received a Car Load of Dayton Plows, and a lot of the Durbon Pumps.
Farmers, please call and examine our stock.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Union  Banner
January 14, 1864
Page 3, col 2
Administrator's Sale.
          Notice is hereby given that I will seel at public auction, on Thursday, the 7th day of January, 1864, at the residence of Benjamin Maple, late of Shelby county, deceased, all his personal property, (not taken by his widow), consisting of horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, log wagon and spring wagon, corn and hay, and farming utensils.
          A credit of twelve months will be given on all sums over three dollars, the purchaser giving his note with approved surety, waiving valuation and appraisement laws.
Dec 17-3w
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Volunteer
September 10, 1863
Page 2
          NOT  SO  MUCH  OF  AN  EXPLOIT  AFTER  ALL. ---|
It is a remarkable and significant fact that all the galliant exploits of abolition reformism, when investigated, usually turn out to be the the cream de cream of cowardice, and their success solely attributable to superior strength and numbers.  These violations of law and order and inciters of mobocracy are prone to extol and magnify every fact of cowardly ruffianism into a heroic and [?] exploit in behalf of their belebbed [?].  The conductors of their organs seem to be more anxious to cater to the morbid appetites of the low, the vile and the vicious than to promote order, and [?] into the minds of their readers a respect for law and that feeling of sanity that is so essential to preserve the peace and quiet of communities.
          An exploit of  Miss Bone,  in taking a Butternut breastpin from the person of a young lady in Noble Township, while a widow lady held her, has been the subject of public scandal, and the commended from a source entitled to but little respect.  If the statement as published had been literally true, it would not have been creditable to Miss Bone, whom we presume is a beautiful, accomplished and amiable young lady, and for aught we know to the contrary possessing all the personal blandishments of the seven graces combined, and the courage of a Joan of Arc.  As the story goes, Miss Bone and her companion, widow lady approached the young lady wearing the obnoxious emblem, a  Miss Clark,  and while the latter seized and held her Miss Bone tore off the Butternut emblem.  It is a matter of minor importance, at the most, but as Miss Bone is quoted at such an extravagant figure in the price current for heroines, it is probably as well that the truth be told, which is substantially this:  Miss Bone, accompanied by a gallant youth name  Peak,  approached Miss Clark and asked to see the emblem, pretending that she had never seen one.  Miss Clark took it off and handed it to her, where Miss Bone handed it to the aforesaid young gallant, and the two moved off with the trophy.  We presume the aforesaid young Peak is the author of the falsehoods put afoot.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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