Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelby  Democrat
June 17, 1915
Page 6   column 3
Friends Made Merry With
Her Last Night at Home of
Her Grandfather.
(From Monday's Daily.)
          Mr. and Mrs. James K. Bowers,  319 west South street, gave a farewell party last night for his granddaughter,  Miss Zerua Bowers,  who had been making her home with him while finishing the course in the Shelbyville high school, from which she was graduated this year, and many of the members of the graduating class and other students of the school were present to enjoy the pleasures that had been arranged for the evening.  Miss Bowers left last night on the 11:32 Big Four train for Greely, Colo., to make her home again with her father,  A. G. Bowers.
          The party was given out of doors and was in the nature of a fair, with many of the interesting features [my copy ends here]....
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 24, 1911.
Page 4   Column 1
          Mr. and Mrs. John Bowers,  of near Jolity, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Tuesday and many of their neighbors and friends enjoyed a picnic dinner with them.  No community holds better people than Mr. and Mrs. Bowers.  They have spent their whole married life in the house they now live in and are esteemed far and wide and are favorites of all who now them. The Democrat is pleased to join their many firends in congratulations.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The Indianapolis Star
January 2, 1911
Page 9
National Association Elects Officers
for Year and Takes Steps to Petition Congress
          More than 150 survivors of the battle of Stone's River, including veterans from Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, attended the annual meeting of the National Association of the Survivors of Stone's River at Gordon Post Hall, G.A.R., 222 East Maryland street, Saturday.  Two sessions were held, one in the morning, devoted to the transaction of business and election of officers, and one in the afternoon. The latter session was occupied in the exchange of reminiscences of the great battle near Murfreesboro, Tenn., wherein 7,500 Hoosiers gave up their lives. It was decided to hold the next meeting at Greenfield, Ind., Jan. 2, 1912.
          ...In the election of officers, Capt. John K. Hendy of Greenfield was honored with the office of president. Other officers and members of the committee follow:... James K. Bowers, Shelbyville, Ind.;...
       In addition to the above committees a special body was selected to petition Congress to place markers on the graves of those who lost their lives in that battle.  Those on the committee were...
Contributed anonymously

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 7, 1905
State of Indiana, Shelby County, ss:
          Notice is hereby give that on the 24th day of August, 1905, Alcina Bowers  was by the Shelby Circuit Court appointed administratrix of the estate of  Eli W. Bowers, deceased, and that said estate is probably solvent.
        This 24th day of August, 1905.
Administratrix    .
E. W. McDaniel, Atty.                                                         aug 31-w3

Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Alexandria Times-Tribune
Thursday, March 2, 1905
Page 5
          Mrs. Sarah Moore  and daughter, of Rush county, are visiting their parents  Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bowers.
          Mrs. Sarah Moore  and daughter,  Mrs. Minnie Bowers  and daughter,  Mrs. Nora Morgan  and  Henry Bowers  are guests of their sister, Mrs. J.C. Etchison.
Contributed by Travis Lemaster

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, September 26, 1899
          Arthur Bowers  is moving West Franklin to East Mechanic-st.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
May 31, 1894
Page 3   column 1
          Dr. Erasmus McDougall,  of Rushville, and  Miss Francis Bowers,  of Marion township, will be united in marriage soon.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
October 8, 1891
Page 3
          Lou Bowers,  a grocery man of  Morristown, who is separated from his wife, got on a drunk last week, and took a notion to go and see his mother at Lebanon.  He got off the train at Palestine and attempted to walk back to Morristown.  When he reached Sugar Creek bridge he fell off.  His cries for help attracted the attention of near-by residents, and when they found him he was paralzed[sic] in his lower limbs.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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