Shelby  County  Indiana
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Clark / Clarke


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, October 1, 1934
Page 6, column 3
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100  YEARS  OLD  TOMORROW
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Mrs. Jane Records Clarke
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          Mrs. Jane Records Clarke, living one and one-half miles west of  Mt. Auburn, in Jackson township, and her daughter, Miss Nora Clarke, will hold open house at their home tomorrow, for all friends and neighbors who wish to call on them any time during the day, the occasion being Mrs. Clarke's one hundredth birthday anniversary.
         Mrs. Clarke's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Records, were among the early settlers in Shelby and Bartholomew counties.  Elcey Harvey, having come with her parents to Shelby county, and William P. Records, who came to Bartholomew county in 1821, were married, and they established their home on land six miles north of Columbus, in 1826.  Here on October 2, 1834, Jane Records was born.
         Because of the prevalence of malaria in that part of the county, the Records family moved in Jackson township of Shelby county, when Jane was one year old and for the last 99 years Shelby county has been the home of Mrs. Clarke.
BIRTHPLACE  OF  MT.  AUBURN  CHURCH
          She recalls many events which took place in those early days.  Among these was the meeting held in her father's home which resulted in the organization of the Mt. Auburn Christian church in 1838.  A trip to Columbus to attend a Clay rally and to see the train come into that community also is remembered by Mrs. Clarke.  The train failed to arrive, and it was learned afterwards that it had been derailed.
         On November 2, 1854, she was married to Thomas Clarke, who was the son of Indiana pioneers.  Mr. Clarke died June 6, 1889, but Mrs. Clarke continued to live at the home west of Mt. Auburn where they had lived for many years.  She recalls at one time Mr. Clarke walked to Cincinnati to attend the organization meeting of the American Christian Missionary Society.
         Mrs. Clarke remembers when her parents bought their first cook stove; when all their clothes were made from flax which they grew or from wool they obtained from their sheep; when they drove hogs to Madison or took a load of wheat to get money for paying taxes.  Leather was made on the farm from skins taken from the animals that were raised.  Bark from oak trees was used in the tanning process.
         Known to her hundreds of friends as "Aunt Jane," Mrs. Clarke retains an active interest in happenings of the day and keeps herself well-informed on many present day topics.  She is also remarkably active in various tasks around her home, helping her daughter in the kitchen and with other housework daily.  Mrs. Clarke's hearing and eyesight are somewhat impaired by the years, but with the aid of strong glasses she can and does read newspapers, books and periodicals that come to her home.
[A picture of  Jane Records Clarke accompanied the article.]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Star
Marion County, Indiana
22 Sep 1923
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SHELBYVILLE - Announcement was made today of the marriage of  Miss Dorothy Clark, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Clark  of Cincinnati, O., and  Samuel A. Gappen  of this city.   They will reside here.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday June 21, 1923
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THIRD  DIVORCE  CASE
WAS  DISMISSED  TODAY
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          A complaint for a divorce and alimony, filed by  Mrs. Mary L. Clark  against  Lester Clark, of this city, was dismissed by the plaintiff today in the Shelby circuit court.  Mrs. Clark has filed three similar complaints against her husband in the circuit court recently and each has been dismissed before they were called to trial.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, December 16, 1919
Page 1
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          Miss Clara Clarke spent Sunday in Columbus the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Clarke.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, April 18, 1918
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        Hubert Clark  is home from a trip through the middle west in the interest of the local furniture factories.  He had a fine business.  Mr. Clark is one of the boys who will go to Camp Taylor on the 26th.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star
September 12, 1915
Page 43 Column 5
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SHELBYVILLE.
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          Miss Ruth Wollard,  who visited  Mrs. William B. Clarke  here has returned to her home at Newcastle.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Indianapolis  Star
July 11, 1915
Page 30   Column 7
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SHELBYVILLE.
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          Mrs. Harry Irvin  and daughter of Muncie, are here for a visit with  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clark.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind., November 28, 1914
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Court Rulings.
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         Salem D. Clarke vs. Union Tradtion Company of Indiana, venued from Marion county, for damages.  Defendant's motion for a new trial overruled.  Exceptions to defendant.  Plaintiff's motion for judgment on motion sustained.  Judgment for plaintiff against defendant in sum of $115.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday Afternoon, February 13, 1913
Page 1, col 2
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ELK'S  HEAD  ARRIVES
It Will Be Placed on the Wall at the Local Order's Club Rooms.
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         The local order of Elks will have one of the largest elk's heads to decorate the walls of their lodge room that is to be found in this part of Indiana.  Recently  Ralph Clark  was in Livingston, Montana, and while there he purchased a large mounted elk's head and shipped it to this city.  It arrived here this morning via Adams express.  With the elk's head came a valuable Navajo blanket.
         The elk's head and horns stand fully six feet high.  The elk when alive would probably have stood ten feet to the tip of his horns and by elevating his head he could have put the horns up a height of twelve feet of more.  The horns are near five feet in length, measure four feet from tip to tip and each horn has six tips or smaller horns on it.
Copied by Melinda Moore Weaver


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, September 14, 1908
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          "Mayme Sherwood,"  Marb Clark's  horse, took third place in a race at Scottsburg yesterday.  Jesse Scott's  horse met with an accident and was drawn.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
April 4, 1907
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          Edwin C. Clark,  one of Sugar Creek township's prominent and progressive young men, paid the Democrat  a welcome call yesterday
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday January 9, 1906
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CLARK  VS  CLARK
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          At a night session of the circuit court Monday evening in the case of  Clark VS Clark  was heard by Judge Sparks.  The complaint asks for an increase of alimony, the parties having been divorced some time ago.  Mrs. Clark has the custody of the child, a little girl.  The latter is a confirmed invalid, being afflicted with nervous trouble, lung trouble and catarrh.
          Mrs. Clark alleges that the expense of providing medical treatment for her daughter was so great that she was unable to keep up expenses, although she spent all her earnings on the child.  Therefore she asked that Clark, the father, be compelled to increase the amount of alimony originally granted.  All the evidence in the case was submitted and the argument will occur at some time later in the week.
          Mrs. Clark was formerly in the millinery business in this city, her place of business being in the southwest part of the square, where  Sparks  confectionery is now located.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 16, 1905
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         C. H. Clark, wife and daughter, of Indianapolis, spent Sunday with  Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lewis.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, September 25, 1905
Page 1
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ADDITIONAL  NEWS  NOTES.
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          Frank Clark  went to Franklin and Edinburg in his auto yesterday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday, September 29, 1899
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          The condition of  Mrs. Ed. J. Clark  is such that the family has given up all hopes of her recovery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, July 29, 1898
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         Delman Clark, of Washington township, was placed under a bond of $300 Monday by 'Squire Keaton   to answer to the charge made against him by  Miss Delphia Mann, of Hendricks township.  It is a case of having loved not wisely.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
February 23, 1897
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         The ladies of the What Next Club drove to the residence of  Miss Nellie Clark,  in Brandywine township, Thursday night where they were entertained in a most cordial and pleasant way.  For a real lively evening there is nothing that will equal a taffy pulling in the country.  This is particularly true where the company is composed of young ladies like those of the What Next Club.  The fun they enjoyed on this occasion can be better imagined than told.  After the taffy was pulled, Miss Clark served refreshments in a manner that established the fact that she is a first-class epicure.  The entire evening was one of exquisite pleasure and one the ladies will not soon forget.  Mr. Verl Talbert acted as the chaperon for the party, and for this reason an even dozen other young men are as jealous as young men can be.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
June 6, 1895
Page 3
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          Clark,  Stewart & Co.  dealer in sash, doors, blinds, shingles, lath, lumber, barnsiding, Etc. also a first class planing mill work done promptly custom work solicited mill and office situated corner South and Noble sts., opposite Blanchard's Furniture Factory.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
May 31, 1894
Page 3   column 1
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          Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark  were re united in marriage at the home of Mrs. Clark's parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Edward Nelis,  in Indianapolis, last Wednesday.  They will reside on Mr. Clark's farm, northwest of Shelbyville.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
December 24, 1891
Page 4   Column 2
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          Mr. John N. Clark  yesterday presented each of his tenants with a nice turkey.  This is an act done by Mr. Clark every year.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
January 8, 1891
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         Lester Clark, agent for the Western Farm Department of The Home Insurance Company of New York ....
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Friday Evening, July 6, 1888
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          For rent, house of three rooms on West street.  Inquire of  Harry Clark.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
June 26, 1888
Page 4
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          An affidavit has been filed before  Squire Ellis  against County Superintendent  Lester Clark  and wife charging them with assault and battery upon the four-year-old son of Mr. Clark by his first wife.  The affidavit was filed by  Mrs. George Deitzer,  a near neighbor.  The filing of the affidavit was precipitated by it being charged by the neighbors that the father and step-mother were unduly severe in punishing the child last night.  We do not pretend to know the facts in reference to the charges but trust that Mr. Clark and wife will be able to satisfy their neightbors that they are mistaken in their accusations.  Mr. Clark has employed an attorney and will fight the case which is set for trial next Monday at 1 o'clock.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Tuesday October 18, 1887
Page 4   column 2
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          Mrs. Malinda J. Clark  has entered suit for divorce from her husband, Richard M. Clark.  They were married in June 1863.  For ten years they have not lived together, and since 1885 he has been in Kansas.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, March 7, 1887
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          Harry Clark  the elegant little gentleman who manages the Western Union lines in this city, has a cozy office in the new  Sindlinger  building.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Saturday July 10, 1886
Page 2   column 3
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          Today  Mr. and Mrs. Hanson Clark, of West South street, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary, with a beautiful dinner attended by a number of their friends and relatives.  They were married in Eaton, Ohio, on July 10, 1836, Mrs. Clark's maiden name was  Lydia Monfort.  In April 1841, they moved to this county and in 1847 came to Shelbyville where they have since resided.  Mrs. Clark has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church since 1840 and her husband joined in 1842.  They have three children living;  Richard Clark, who resides in Kansas, and  Luther  and  Abe Clark, who reside in Howard county.  Mr. and Mrs. Clark have hundreds of friends in this county who join with us in wishing them many more years of happy married life and that they may live to celebrate their diamond wedding.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, January 27, 1886
Page 3
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          Aunt Betsy Clark  is seriously ill at the residence of  Mrs. Warner, on West Broadway.  She wishes her old friends to call on her.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Saturday, January 31, 1885
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L O  C  A  L      N  E  W  S.
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          Major Clark  gives a glowing description of his late New Orleans trip.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Friday, July 18, 1884
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LOCAL  NEWS
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          Ed Clark  does not desire to see the Republican majority reduced and says this is the reason why he reports a new boy at his home to-day.  This sprightly embryonic voter appeared to-day and will forthwith be christened  James Logan Clark.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Democrat - Volunteer
Shelbyville, Ind., Feb. 26, 1880.
OFFICIAL  ORGAN  OF  SHELBY  COUNTY.
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CRADLE --- ALTAR --- TOMB.
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Married.
         CLARK -- BARNHIZER --- On the 25th day of February, 1880, in Johnson county, Mr. Edward Clark  to  Miss Cora Barnhizer.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  National  Volunteer
SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA
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March 23, 1854
         Notice......the undersigned has again set up a turning lathe in town, in Clark and Kersey's Stave Factory where he will do all kinds of turning.. Thomas A. Bayley
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.  Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.


The  National  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
September 8, 1853
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         Married --- On the 1st inst. by Thomas Moberly Esq.,  Mr. Oliver Snider to  Miss Priscilla Clark, all of Liberty Township.
Copied by Sherry Badgley Ryan from Maurice Holmes' book Shelbyville, Indiana, Miscellaneous Newspaper Excerpts: 1853 - 1859.

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