Shelby  County  Indiana
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The   Pharos  Tribune  and  Logansport Press
[Cass County, Indiana]
Sunday, December 20, 1959
Page 27   Column 4
          SHELBYVILLE, Ind.  (AP --)   Eighty-one year old  Oliver S. Clay  of Shelbyville figures being auctioneer at 9,073 sales in 58 years is enough.
          Clay, who has one of the longest active records in the auctioneering business in the Midwest, has decided to "call it a day" and quit "crying" auction sales after Dec. 31.
          He's also retiring from his dual post as assistant superintendent and clerk of the Shelby County Highway Department which he has held nine years.
          Clay, who began his auctioneering in his native Nicholas County, Ky., has "cried" sales in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina.
        He also participated in annual tobacco auctions, including the one at Madison, for more than 25 years.
          A lifelong Democrat, Clay moved to a farm near Waldron in Shelby County in 1910.  He served as treasurer of the Shelby County Democratic Central Committee for six years, two terms as trustee of Liberty Township, two terms as Shelby County treasurer and three years as a member of the county tax adjustment board.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Thursday, February 25, 1915
Page 2   column 5
          Mrs. O. S. Clay  and children have returned to their home near Waldron after spending the winter at Flemingsburg, Ky.  Mr. Clay has been there during the tobacco sales' season following his profession as an auctioneer.  He will return home in about two weeks.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, March 4, 1910
Page 1   column 6
          Oliver Clay,  who recently moved from Kentucky to Waldron, is confined to his home with a bad case of la grippe.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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