Shelby  County  Indiana
Newspaper  Articles


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 7, 1941
Page 2, Column 3
          The marriage of  William Sconce, former resident of this city, and  Miss Ethel Cummings, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Cummings, of Indianapolis, was announced here Monday.  Mr. Sconce is the son of  Mrs. Katherine Sconce, of west Franklin street.
          The ceremony was read July 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the home of the Rev. R. A. McCann, in Indiananpolis.  There were no attendants.
          Mr. Sconce was graduated from the local high school and the bride is a graduate of Technical high school in Indianapolis.
          After August 1 the couple will be at home in Indianapolis where he is employed.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Falmouth (Kentucky) Outlook
Fri. 22 Feb 1924
Vol. 17 No. 38
Pg. 1  Col. 3 
          Born to the wife of  E. W. Conrad  (nee  Lillie Cummins ) of Shelbyville, IN, 13 Feb 1924 a son.   Baby died in a few hours.
Contributed by James R. Baker, Jr.

The  Indianapolis  Star
November 16, 1915
Page 5  Column 5
         SHELBYVILLE -- The Rev. Ralph Cummins,  who has charge of a neighborhood house at Gary, Ind., will deliver the address here Thursday at the annual meeting of the Missionary Union.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

The  Shelby  Democrat
Tuesday, May 6, 1880
Page 3, column 6
To The Public, From  Cummins & Wilson
The Undertakers Of This City
          We would like to call the attention of the public to our method of conducting funerals.  We have completed arrangements for taking entire charge of funerals.  We will attend to the digging of the grave, furnish as many carriages as the friends may desire, and to all who may want them, will furnish any number of chairs for use during the service.  We keep constant on hand the largest assortment of all kinds of undertaking goods in the county, which we will sell at the most reasonable figures.  For mortuary and funeral use, we furnish Prof. Shaw's celebrated Canopy Cooling Boards. Bodies embalmed and restored to the natural color, and perfectly preserved at any season, for any length of time before burial.  This process of embalming is a powerful disinfectant, dispelling every unpleasant odor, and keeps the body perfectly life-like in appearance.  Our hearse will attend all funerals free of charge.  Our place of business is kept open day and night, and persons wanting anything in our line will receive as prompt attention at any hour of the night as in day time.  An investigation of our manner of doing business, will convince all that we study to please.

No. 43 East Washington Street

Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
January 3, 1878
          We regret very much that we disappointed "uncle" Joe Cummins, of Waldron, by not coming down, to eat that fine Christmas dinner, which, we understand, he prepared expressly for the VOLUNTEER staff.  The truth is, the proprietor got a chance for his dinner at the Hugle House, and left the rest of the force in the lurch, as none of us were able to get to Waldron and had to go dinnerless.  Our agent was down there, yesterday, and loaded with cake to bring back, but it did not reach this office.  He claims that it was forgotten in the car, but all who know his propensity for cake can easily account for the disappearance.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
August 23, 1877
          Dan Cummins  and  Ensminger  have removed their undertaking rooms to  Dr. Parrish's  old stand on East Washington street.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday August 20, 1874
Page 3 column 4
          The Committee on Light was authorized and directed to enter into a proper written contract with  Daniel Cummins  for lighting and extinguishing the public lamps of the City, in accordance with the proposal of said Cummins, as accepted by the Council at its last regular meeting and to report such written contract to the Council.
          The Committee on Light reported the contract with Daniel Cummins, for lighting, extinguishing and keeping in repair the public lamps of the City; accepted by the County and ordered spread of record by the following vote: Ayes—4 Noes—0
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Pat

The  Shelby  Union  Banner
February 18, 1864
page 3 col 1
          The Ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society will meet at the residence of Dan Cummins, Esq., on Jackson street, on next Tuesday, at 1 o'clock P.M.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  National  Volunteer
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April 6, 1854
          Mentioned in connection with a Liberty Twp. Democrat meeting were
Jesse Cummins ~ ~ ~ John McKain ~ ~ ~ Dr. J.C. Richey
William Conner ~ ~ ~ S. Donelson ~ ~ ~ Soloman Hahn
Reverend James Leroy
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.  Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.

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