The Shelbyville Democrat
The Frank Talbert Camp, Sons of Veterans, initiated ten candidates last night. About one hundred representative citizens now belong to this order, the membership of which is restricted to the sons or grandsons of men who fought in the War of the Rebellion.
Monday, May 27, 1907
Sons of Veterans
Initiated Ten Candidates Last Night
Those who were last night given an insight into the mysteries of this patriotic organization are Oliver Itce, T. A. Derrickson, Estie Lightfoot, J. W. Lansing, M. E. Youngman, Ralph J. Edwards, Frank Gray, Charles E. Jackson, Adam L. Sosbe, and John Mathes. Mr. Sosby, who was initiated last night, is both a veteran and a son of a veteran, as his father and himself were both serving during the sixties.
George Krietenstein, of Terre Haute, formerly a division commander of the order, was present last night.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Logansport Pharos
Shelbyville. Ind.. Dec, 14.—Tessie Mefford, a 9-year-old girl who lived with
her grandmother, Rebecca Derrickson, four miles east of here, was found dead
in bed Sunday morning, Dec. 6, and at the suggestion of George Derrickson
the funeral was made private. Mrs. Mary Ayers and Nancy Collins
happened in and took part in dressing the body without invitation. These ladies
have indulged in much talk since regarding the child's condition. This, with
the fact that the little girl was buried without undertaker or clergyman, has caused so much excitement that
Coroner Booher will exhume the body.
December 14, 1896
Something Wrong With Her Death
Contributed by John Ballard