Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, October 17, 1921
In His Time He Hauled $1,440,000 a Year
From the Shelby Bank to the Distillery
          Yesterday afternoon the faithful family horse of  Frank Cory's  fell dead in the harness.  About three o'clock  Mrs. Cory  and daughter started from home for a drive, the horse apparently in good health.  They had gone but two blocks when the horse slowed up swerved to one side and dropped heavily to the ground.  Mrs. Cory telephoned for two Veterinary surgeons but the horse was apparently dead when he fell.  "Frank"  as he was called was 21 years old and one not acquainted with his age would not guess him over eight.  This horse had perhaps hauled more money than any dozen of horses in the city having been owned for seven years by  Messrs. Beggs and  Harshman  when the old distillery was in operation and being used exclusive for hauling the government stamps from the Shelby Bank to the distillery making a trip every day with an average of five thousand dollards a day or one million four hundred and forty thousand dollars a year.  The horse was bred and raised by  F. M. Cory,  who sold him for a good price to Beggs and Harshman as a 3 year old, buying him back at the age of 10 years and has owned him since.  "Frank" was named by  Miss Eugenia Cory  when she was a mere child but two years old.  The old fellow was bred in the "purple" and was from a distinguished family.  He was sired by the thorough bred running horse "Tom Leathens," dam, Anna by Pocahontas Boy, who was the sire of quite a number of 2:30 performers his dam has 3 in the 2:20 list, and one that has shown miles better than 2:10.  Horses are indeed scarce who have all the good qualities once possessed by this grand old horse.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
September 26, 1915
Page 54   Column 4
          Mrs. Henry H. Cory  has returned from Indianapolis, where she was a guest of  Mrs. Merle Mallory  for a few days.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, June 12, 1912
         Laura G. C. Stout vs. estate of Loretta Cory, claim for $13,135.48; defendant files motion to make second specification more specific.
          Sarah M. Major vs. estate of  Loretta Cory, claim for $8,524.25; defendant files motion to make claim more specific.
         Loretta Cory Jr. vs. estate of  Loretta Cory, claim for $4,261.56; defendant files motion to make claim more specific.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Jan 2001

The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, August 24, 1911
Page 4
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
July 18, 1895
         They put up bargains, have the largest stock, sells on lower margins, deals fairly with all, that Cory's Board of Trade.  They call attention to the above facts.  Cory is a bear from Bearsville.  Now you try him for furniture of all kinds.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 5, 1892
          Henry Cory  is trying to walk and work off a case of La Grippe.  Its dollars to doughnuts that Cory falls first.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 26, 1886
          Miss Laura Cory  has retired from the Clerk's Office.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, January 20, 1886
          During  Frank Cory's  absence at the poultry show in Indianapolis last week, his hired man failed to look after his dogs, and sixteen puppies, valued at over one hundred dollars, were frozen to death.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Volunteer.
Shelbyville, Ind.
February 5, 1863
The Speaking.
          The meeting will assemble in the Court House at 10 o'clock A. M., and organise, and transact such business as may be deemed necessary, and it is also expected that  Mr. BROWN, will be present and address those present.
In the Afternoon.
          Hon. THOS. A. HENDRICKS  will address the meeting at 1 o'clock.  It is also expected that other gifted and eloquent champions of the cause from abroad will be present and address the multitude.
The Supper.
          For the benefit of those desiring to leave town at an early hour in the evening, a Supper will be spread in the office of the  Ray House  at 4 o'clock, free to all.
          At 7 o'clock the Supper of the evening will be ready, of which all are invited to partake "without money and without price."  There will be enough and to spare.
The Dance.
          Will take place in Mr. Cory's new and commodious Hall, adjoining the Ray House.  This, like the Supper, will be free to all who wish to participate, except that gentlemen will have to procure tickets of admission of the committee, which, of course, will be furnished free of charge.  This course is deemed advisable as a means of observing order and preventing such a rash of spectators as to interfere with dancers.  The Committee are:  Green,  Wilson,  W. C. Miller,  Isaac Odell,  George C. Thacher,  Robert W. Wiles,  and  U. M. Gadd.
          There will also be a German Dance at Concert Hall, which will also be free. --- Tickets of admission for this dance must also be obtained of the Committee, which are:  Peter Spitzfadden,  Frank Flaitze,  C. S. Conway  and  Mat. Deitzer.
          It may be proper to here state that a ticket for one ball will admit the holder to the other.
          Prof. HINES, of Indianapolis, is engaged to furnish the music.
          It is presumed that a sense of honor will induce every one participating in the Supper or Dance to conduct themselves in a decorious and becomeing manner.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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