Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday January 26, 1925
          The complaint filed by  Ralph Drake  against  Florence Drake,  for a divorce has been dismissed by the plaintiff, thru a motion filed in the Shelby circuit court.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday November 22, 1924
Ralph Drake Says Wife
Spent Afternoon in Bed
Smoking and Reading
      FOR  CANDY
          Charging that his wife would spend her afternoon in bed reading novels and magazines and smoking cigarettes,  Ralph Drake,  No. 956 South Tompkins street, has filed a complaint for a divorce in the Shelby circuit Court against  Florence Drake.  Billman and Shepard are his attorneys.
          Mr. and Mrs. Drake were married July 24, 1924 and separated November 19.  Mr. Drake says his wife told him that she hated and detested him and intended to leave him as soon as she had sufficient money and clothing.  The husband asserted that his wife refused to cook his meals or mend his clothing, and that she kept him and others in the house awake all night quarreling, nagging and crying.
          The husband alleges that his wife spent his wages for candy, cheap novels and cigarettes and motion picture shows, and that she failed to pay their legitimate bills.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind., November 28, 1914
Court Rulings.
          Dr. Moris[sic] Drake vs. estate of Minnie Stephens, claim for $64.  Dismissed by claimant.  Costs paid.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
August 13, 1908
         Washington Drake is in the city today from Lewis Creek.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, September 20, 1905
Page 1
          A big time is expected at the Elks' hall tonight.  They will have initiatory work and a social session for Elks only.  Jay Root,  Doctor Drake,  Tony Boehning,  Al Herschfelt  and  Art Spiegle  are on the social entertainment committee and all who know what kind of an entertainment such a committee will prepare.  A full turnout of the membership is expected.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  American  Nonconformist
Indianapolis, Indiana
April 12, 1894
Page 8
          William Drake, an old soldier of Shelby county, who is insane and epileptic, has been granted a pension of $76 a month, with back pay amounting to $8,397.09.
Submitted anonymously

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, January 25, 1886
L O C A L     N E W S.
          Dr. I. H. Drake,  who has been confined to his house for the past four weeks, is convalescing.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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