Shelby  County,  Indiana
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Cooper


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday June 14, 1923
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SAYS  HUSBAND
IS  HABITUAL  LOAFER
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(From Fridays; Daily)
          Charges that her husband is an habitual loafer and has made no provisions for his family in the last five years, are made by Mrs. Augusta Cooper, of Jackson township, in a complaint against Charles Cooper, for a divorce, the custody of four children and payment of support, which has been filed in the Shelby circuit court.  Mrs. Cooper is represented by  Cheney & Tolen, attorneys.
          Mr. and Mrs. Cooper were married in December, 1905, and separated May 18, 1923.  Mrs. Cooper charges that the defendant has loafed in stores and places in Mt. Auburn for five years, only returning to his home at meal time, and that she has done extra work at home and elsewhere in order to obtain money for the support of the family.  She also alleges that Mr. Cooper would become intoxicated and in that condition, struck, beat, and threatened her and the children.  At the time of the separation, she alleges her husband was intoxicated, that he threatened the plaintiff and the four children, then said he was going to leave and never return.  He has not been back since, she asserts.
          Mrs. Cooper owns a house and one acre of ground in Jackson township.  She asks the court to name a sum for the defendant to pay each week for the support of the family.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Star
September 26, 1915
Page 54   Column 4
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SHELBYVILLE.
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          Mrs. I. N. Cooper  has returned from Robinson, Ill., where she visited relatives for a few weeks.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday July 19, 1906
Page 7 column 5
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          Edmund Cooper, of Des Moines, Iowa, is here visiting relatives.  Ed was reared in Shelbyville and has many friends.  The present visit is the first he has made here since he went West six years ago.  Mrs. Cooper has been here a week visiting her father, George Kinsley, and other relatives.  Mr. and Mrs. Cooper will return to their Western home in about a week.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, September 26, 1899
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          Mr. I. N. Cooper  to-day reached his forty-eighth birthday and nine years ago to-day he enteed[sic] the First National Bank where he has become a valued fixture.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Picture of the home of  I. N. Cooper  from Boetcker's  Picturesque Shelbyville,  1909.



The  Daily  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Tuesday, July 18, 1899
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          Marshal Cooper  and  Deputy Moore  this morning escorted  Jane Fisher  to the J.,M.&I. depot and assisted the unfortunate woman on the train, with the understanding that should she return to this city she will be given thirty days in jail on old charges.  She will reside in Columbus.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday September 14, 1897
Page 1
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HAVE AGREED TO AGREE
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Mr. and Mrs. William Cooper Have
Kissed and Made Up and Are Happy Again
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          On the sixth day of last July  Mrs. William Cooper, of Hendricks township filed suit for divorce from her husband asking for $5,000 alimony and the right to change her name.  The complaint charged William with about every evil under the shining sun and a few not down in the calendar for cloudy days.  Cooper is the son of the late  James Cooper  and lives on the old home place near the Franklin bridge.  When the complaint was filed Mrs. Cooper came to town to reside and has been living in the upstairs rooms of one of  Mrs. Padricksís houses, on West Franklin street.  For some time past Mr. Cooper has been trying to induce his wife to come back to him.  He has called on her several times but without success.  Finally on Saturday evening when Cooper called, his wife relented and went home with him and they are now living together again.  This action will call for the dismissal of the law suit now pending and the wiping out of all old scores.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
March 28, 1895
Page 3
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          The will case of  Cooper vs. Cooper  has been sent on change of venue to Johnson county and will come up there at the next term of court.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville,  Indiana,  Daily  Democrat
Monday, September 4, 1893
Page 4
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          Mr. I. N. Cooper Saturday bought Mr. C. W. Culbertson's property on Shelby-st.  The price paid was $1,800 and Mr. Cooper will move into the same Thursday.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
January 24, 1889
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          Nancy Cooper,  George Cooper  and others have filed proceedings in court for the partition of real estate.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, January 27, 1886
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L O C A L    N E W S.
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          The motion for a new trial in the twice tried case of  William H. Cooper vs.  James E. Smith, is being argued before Judge Hord this afternoon.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, January 23, 1886
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          A motion for a new trial in the case of  William H. Cooper  vs.  James Smith  has been filed.  The case had been tried twice and each time the verdict was for the defendant.
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          I. N. Cooper  and  John W. Cushing  were admitted to the Patriarchal and advanced to the Golden Rule degree by the I.O.O.F. Encampment last night.
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          Hon. Edmund Cooper  to-day received a letter from his friend  Mr. Buxton,  who is out in Iowa.  Mr. B. writes that the snow is eighteen inches deep in that country.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Saturday, January 31, 1885
Page 4, Column 1
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L O  C  A  L      N  E  W  S.
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          Billy Buxton  and  Squire Cooper  came up from Noble township yesterday morning in a sleigh.  They shipped the sleigh home this morning on a freight train and they will follow this morning on the express.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Thursday, October 5, 1882
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          Miss Carrie C. Cooper,  the handsome daughter of the  Hon. Edmond Cooper,  of Noble township, was married at two o'clock yesterday afternoon to 
Mr. Walter S. Lowe,  at the home of her parents, by Rev. W. T. Jolly.  The Democrat wishes the young couple a long and happy married life.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Indiana  Journal
Indianapolis, Indiana
Wednesday, June 16, 1830
Issue 373   Column B 
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Administrator's Notice.
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          Notice is hereby given that letters of administration were granted to the  undersigned at the last March term of the Shelby Probate Court on the estate of  James Cooper  deceased, late of Shelby county, Indiana.  All persons having any demands against said estate are hereby requested to present them within one year from this date, and all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment.  The estate is solvent.
DERRICKSON  UPDEGRAFF, }                    
WILLIAM UPDEGRAFF,}    adm'rs      
May 24, 1830} 371       
Contributed anonymously

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