The Detroit News
Saturday, March 15, 1941
          Three years ago Henry Ford got his hands on this picture of 17 employees of the Detroit Engine Co. as of March 1893, meaning that it was taken just 43 years ago this month.  At the time Henry Ford was a machinist for the Edison, and James W. Biship, now of the Edison Institute of Greenfield Village, was a motor inspector.
          Neither Ford not Bishop remembers the occasion, but it must have been important, because some of the boys are wearing their derbies, For is not, as you may observe by looking at the immaculate craftsman (he was still under 30) who is third from the right end in the top row.  Henry has on his jumpers.
          In the same row is Jim Bishop.  He is fourth from the left end and sports a flat fedora.
          It has been ford's desire to identify all of his fellow workers of that time and establish their whereabouts.  This difficult assignment was given Bishop, which explains why he has been going around with that hunted look in his eyes for the last three years.
          Well, Jim has almost completed his take -- almost, but not quite.  He has tracked down all but one of the subject.  And he even knows that one's name.  So, for the purposes of the record, the identifications follow:  Top row, left to right:  John A. Ash,  Thomas J. Blackley,  Walter J. Colladay,  James W. Bishop,  "Sandy" Sharp,  Henry Ford,  John Dixie,  Patrick J. Cunningham;  center row, left to right:  H. Ward Noble,  George W. Cato;  bottom row, left to right:  James Sullivan,  J. Eugene Lee,  Wright B. Thompson,  Frank T. Mather  John W. McNamara,  George A. Crawford,  Burt Pettit.
          Bishop has established that, of the 17 in the picture, nine have died, seven are living.  Only one remains in doubt.  He is   Patrick J. Cunningham, who has not been located, despite Bishop's exhaustive researches.
          So, Mr. Patrick J. Cunningham, are you listening?  If you are, come forward and bring peace of mind back to the Messrs. Bishop and Ford.
          And wouldn't St. Patrick's Day be an elegant time for Patrick to break his long silence.
Image submitted by Debra Kelley

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
August 21, 1890
          Mr. James Couch,  former inspector for the Natural Gas company has gone to Logansport to live.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
June 6, 1872
          Fresh and Salt Fish, for sale at
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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