Shelby  County  Indiana
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DePrez


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday June 26, 1924
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ELVA  DEPREZ  IS  GIVEN  DIVORCE
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Granted Separation From
James R. DePrez, Now in State Prison
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SENTENCED  IN  DECATUR  COUNTY
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          Mrs. Elva May DePrez, of the south part of the county, was granted a decree of divorce from James R. DePrez, by Judge Harry C. Morrison in the Shelby Circuit court today.  Mrs. DePrez was also granted the custody of their three children, and was given personal property which she had claimed in her complaint.
          Mr. DePrez is now serving a term of from two to fourteen years in the Indiana State Prison, where he was sentenced in the Decatur Circuit Court at Greensburg on a charge of manslaughter.  DePrez shot and killed his father, John DePrez  following a quarrel which they had had at Lewis Creek, where they resided.  The case was tried in the Decatur Circuit Court at Greensburg, after being sent there on a change of venue from Shelby county.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday March 6, 1924
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DEPREZ  DIVORCE  SUIT  IS  FILED
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Mrs. Elva May DePrez Brings Court Action
Against James R. DePrez 
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HUSBAND  IS  NOW  IN  PRISON
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          James R. DePrez, of Lewis Creek, who is now serving a sentence of from two to twenty-one years on a charge of manslaughter, in the Indiana state prison at Michigan City, was made the defendant in a complaint for a divorce, which was filed in the Shelby Circuit Court today by  Mrs. Elva May DePrez, of Jackson township.  Mrs. DePrez also asks for the custody of their three children.  Cheney & Tolen  are her attorneys.  The couple was married July 15, 1917, and separated February 3, 1923.  Mrs. Deprez states that her husband was convicted on a charge of forgery in the Shelby Circuit Court in 1919, and served a term in prison.  She says that on December 15, 1923, he was found guilty of a charge of manslaughter in the Decatur Circuit Court, at Greensburg, and was sentenced to prison, and is now serving the term.  DePrez was arrested, charged with shooting and killing his father,  John H. DePrez,  in the DePrez garage at Lewis Creek.  His case was sent to Decatur Circuit Court at Greensburg for trial.  The wife was a witness for the state at the two trials which were held.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 6, 1924
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ASKS  DIVORCE
FROM  HUSBAND  IN  PRISON
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          Mrs. Elva May DePrez, of Jackson township, filed a complaint this afternoon in the Shelby circuit court for a divorce from  James R. DePrez, who is now serving a sentence of two to twenty-one years in the Indiana State Prison, on a charge of manslaughter, of which he was found guilty last December in the Decatur circuit court at Greensburg.  Mrs. DePrez who is represented by Cheney & Tolen, attorneys, also asks the custody of their three children.  Charges in the complaint are that Mr. DePrez in 1919 was convicted of forgery in the Shelby circuit court and served a sentence of 2 to 11 years.  The second charge is that he was convicted of the charge of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of his father,  John H. DePrez  and is now serving the sentence on this charge.  Mrs. DePrez alleges that her husband is not a fit person to have the custody of the three children;   Floyd,  5 years old,  John, 2 years old and  Minnie, 8 months old.  Mrs. DePrez was a principal witness against her husband at the hearing in Greensburg when he was tried for the killing of his father.  The couple was married July 15, 1917, and according to the complaint filed today the separation took place February 3, 1923, the date of the shooting at Lewis Creek, in which John H. DePrez was almost instantly killed.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Democrat
Monday, November 20, 1916
Page 4,  Column 2
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          Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hassler,  Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hanson  and  Alex James,  of Connersville, were visitors in this city, Sunday.  They made the trip in the Hanson car.  Mr. and Mrs. Hanson were guests of  Mr. and Mrs. John E. Robins,  Mr. and Mrs. Hassler were guests of  Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Goodrich  and  Mr. James visited his aunt,  Mrs. John C. DePrez.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star
September 19, 1915
Page 43  Column 2
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SHELBYVILLE.
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          Mrs. Cassius Hadley,  Mrs. Bert Hadley  and  Mrs. Clark Mallory  of Indianapolis visited  Mrs. J. G. DePrez  here Tuesday.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, September 2, 1913
Page 1
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          The following rulings were made by the court:
Court Notes.
         Herbert B. DePrez, receiver of the surviving partnership of  Frechtling & Moerner, vs John E. Moerner et al; petition for an order to sell real estate; proof of publication and posting notices filed.  Report of sale of real estate and other property filed and approved.  Deed ordered, reported, examined and approved in open court.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Jan 2001.


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 16, 1905
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           Think of it, the J. G. DePrez Co. are  now selling 47-inch American Fencing at 28 centers per rod.  All other fences are sold in proportion.  Come now if you want fencing.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
June 3, 1904
Page 2   column 2
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WRAY  DEPREZ  GRADUATES
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          Mr. D. Wray DePrez  will graduate from Culver Miitary Academy on Lake Maxinbuckee, this State, on Wednesday, June 8th.
          An elaborate program in harmony with military tactics, has been prepared and several have been received by his friends in this city, the exercises beginning with a battalion review and inspection and the Baccelaureate sermon on Sunday morning and ending with the final formation, lowering the colors -- "Auld Lang Syne" -- and battalion dismissal for the summer on Wednesday, June 8th, makes the program replete with interest.
          Wray DePrez, like most Shelbyville boys and girls who go away from home to attend school, has achieved quite a reputation amongst the members of the faculty and his fellow students.  He is at the present time holding the position of Captain of one of the companies and has secured an enviable position in the institution.
          His parents,  Mr. and Mrs. J. G. DePrez,  who are attending the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis, will go from there to Lake Maxinbuckee to be present at the commencement exercises, after which Wray and his parents will return home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
December 31, 1903
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          You all want to buy Xmas presents, if you want the right prices and the largest line to select from see the J. G. DePrez Co.
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          Lamps, lamps, lamps, at the J. G. DePrez Co.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 16, 1905
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           Bert DePrez  went to Indianapolis on business this morning.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
December 24, 1903
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          Albert DePrez who has been quite sick for several days is improving.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, October 7, 1898
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          Dan Deprez's  big dog, Nero, has been killed for the purpose of easing his sufferings.  Sometime ago a big wart was taken from his body, the wound never healed and he had to be killed.  He was the finest stable dog in this city and some time ago he attempted to stop a runaway horse by jumping a number of times at the lines.  The dog was a very valuable animal to Mr. Deprez.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
June 16, 1898
Page 3   column 2
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          Several days ago  Miss Katherine DePrez,  of Marion township, made an affidavit to the effect that her brother,  Eugene DePrez,  was a person of unsound mind, and a commission composed of  'Squires Gordon and  Andrews and  Drs. Booher  and S. A. Kennedy  were appointed to hold an inquest.  They met on Saturday and after examining several witnesses, all the members of the commission were ready to report but Dr. Kennedy, who was given more time, and Monday when the commission wanted to finish up the matter, the doctor was not ready to sign up the papers, whereupon Miss DePrez withdrew her first application and, making out another one,  Dr. M. Drake  was appointed in place of Dr. Kennedy, and the work of the commission proceeded with DePrez being found insane, and will be taken to the asylum as soon as accepted by the authorities.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
November 9, 1893
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          Why buy a washing machine of a traveling agent when you can buy the best washing machine in the world for $2.50 at  J. G. Deprez & Co's.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Jan 2001.


The  Shelby  Democrat
July 17, 1890
Page 3
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          A barn on the farm of  Mr. John C. Deprez,  situate in West Hendricks township, was burned Sunday.  A lot of hay, a buggy and farming implements were lost.  Insured for $800 in the Ohio Farmers' Insurance Co.
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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          Mr. George Deprez  will play the organ in the Methodist church during the absence of  Miss Nancy Lacy.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, January 25, 1886
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          The charming  Misses Pepper,  who have been visiting  Mrs. J. G. Deprez,  will return to-morrow to their home in Connersville.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Monday, July 21, 1884.
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          A party of ladies and gentlemen headed by  Will Deprez,  will leave tomorrow for a visit of several days to the Mammoth cave in Kentucky.
Copied by Marcia Stinson


The  Shelby Volunteer
Thursday, January 25, 1883
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          If there be any men left in Shelbyville with ice-houses still untitled, they deserve no sympathy as the freezes during the early part of this week were sufficient to satisfy the greatest stickler for clear, compact and solid ice from eight to ten inches in thickness.  Daniel Deprez  took advantage of the fine opportunity to fill his mammoth establishments near the river.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


An  Indianapolis  Newspaper
December 15, 1871
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Contact the Indiana State Library for a full copy.
FIRE / Shelby Co. / Tannery of Gus Deprez burned; loss $1,700.00. J. 12-15-1871 p3 c1


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
September 14, 1880
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         Miss Mary Deprez,  of Cincinnati, is in the city, visiting her cousin,  Miss Maggie Deprez.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Shelby  Union  Banner
June 25, 1863
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MARRIED.
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         DEPREZ -- BLUMENSTINE -- In this city, on the 23d inst., by Esquire Brown,  Mr. Augustus Deprez, to Miss Mary Blumenstine, all of this city.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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