Shelby County Indiana
The Kokomo Tribune
August 17, 1929
Mrs. Lillie Somers
of Kokomo, Mrs. Elsie Pickett attended the Caldwell
reunion which was held at the home of Lon Caldwell near Shelbyville,
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin
The Shelbyville Democrat
Clifford Caldwell, of Indianapolis, is here
the guest of friends and to attend the fair.
Tuesday, September 2, 1913
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville Republican
Because Charles Caldwell
did not love his wife, Irene Caldwell,
as well in May as he did in December, Mrs. Caldwell decided that she wanted a
divorce and this morning she appeared before Judge Blair, where the papers
legally separating her from her husband were given her. She was asked not to
marry within the next two years and she promised faithfully to enjoy at least
that length of single-blessedness.
Thursday April 18, 1912
Page 1 column 7
DIDNíT LOVE WIFE AS WELL IN MAY
Although He Was Fondly In Love With Her In December
When He Married Her Down In Old Kentucky
COLORED PEOPLE ARE DIVORCED
Christmas Day Wedding Did Not Move Along As Smoothly
As The Participants Hoped It Would
Mr. Caldwell and his wife chose Christmas day, 1887, as about the proper time
for them to get married. They were in Kentucky at that time and the ceremony was
performed in that state of pretty women and fast horses. Later they came to this
city to make their home. The husband finally tired of his wife and abandoned and
deserted her. For the last five years of their married life, he failed to
provide for her and she had to make a living by labor. They separated May 16,
1907. The plaintiff was restored her maiden name of Harding. The parties
are colored people.
Wray & Campbell looked after the interests of the plaintiff.
Contributed by Barb Huff
The National Volunteer
A temperance mass meeting had been held at the court house December the 24th concerning the enactment of a prohibitory liquor law...... Jacob Kennerly had chaired the meeting and a committee of five had been appointed to draft resolutions. They were Dr. Fishback, H. F. Gaines, Rev. E. Kent, G. C. Smith and J. C. Caldwell. The committee appointed to elect delegates consisted of William Brown, William T. Gaines, Gideon Stafford, John Hendricks Sr., and B. F. Pettit.
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December 29, 1853
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859. Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.
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