Shelby County Indiana
The Kokomo Tribune
Relative dinner guests of Mrs. Guy
Todd on Saturday were; Mr. and Mrs. Herschell Kerr, Mr.
and Mrs. George Durbin and grandson Bud of St. Paul,
Ind., Mr. and Mrs. William Durbin and Mrs. Janice
Winetraub and daughter
and Alfred Durbin of Shelbyville, Mrs. Naomi Rush
of Hope and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Durbin of Pendleton. All attended the funeral of
Elkana Durbin, a relative, at Methodist church Saturday afternoon.
Howard County, Indiana
April 28, 1955
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin
The Shelbyville Republican
Thomas F. Durbin,
formerly of Dearborn county this state, for 51 years a resident of Cheyenne,
Wyoming, who has sent the state department of conservation several souvenirs
and relics of the civil war to be placed in the state museum.
Friday October 8, 1920
Page 5 column 2
HALF A CENTURY AWAY FROM HOME
Thomas F. Durbin, Veteran Civil War
Furnishes Museum With Many Relics
STORY OF OLD SOLDIERS
The collection consists of a commission or appointment of
John H. Durbin,
his brother, as 1st Lieutenant Sergeant of Co. I 83rd Indiana Volunteer
Infantry by Col. Ben Spooner on March 1, 1863; a printed copy of the
winter camp of the 16th Indiana Volunteer Infantry near Frederick, West
Virginia, and rosters of the 134th and 146th. His brother, George L. Durbin,
was a member of the latter company. Both the former Hoosiers and war veterans
are dead. John H. Durbin passed away in Denver, Colorado April 14, 1907, and
George L. Durbin died at Leavenworth Military Home, November 26, 1918.
The late Colonel Merritt C. Welch, of Greensburg, who supplied the
character of the sheriff in Eggleston’s "Hoosier Schoolmaster,"
was in command of the 146th according to the roster. At the close of the civil
war Col. Welch for many years was a prominent citizen of Decatur county,
operated a general store at Milford and at the time Eggleston’s book was
written, was sheriff of Decatur county.
Company G. of the 146th was recruited in Dearborn County in February 1865
and mustered into service at Indianapolis, March 1. The company went south to
Harper’s Ferry and to Winchester, Virginia, and then was sent to Baltimore,
Maryland, where it did picket and guard duty. It was discharged at
Indianapolis September 13, 1865.
Company I, 134th was recruited at Aurora, Dearborn county, and organized
May 8, 1864. James Gavin was the Colonel. This company rendezvoused at
Camp Carrington, Indianapolis from May 18 to 24 and departed for the field.
was mustered out of service at Indianapolis September 1, 1864. John Woolery
who died at Nashville, Tennessee, July 26, 1864, is the only death recorded
during the existence of the company.
Contributed by Barb Huff
The Shelby Democrat
Austin Durbin has brought suit for divorce from his wife in the Marion County court at Indianapolis. She resides in this city. They have been separated for several years. He will be remembered as one of the mail carriers in this city some years ago.
Thursday, February 12, 1903
Page 5, column 6
Submitted by Barb Huff
The Shelbyville Republican
Austin C. Durbin,
of this city, has brought suit in the circuit court against his wife, Jennie
L. Durbin, for divorce. Mr. Durbin complains and alleges that his wife
has been guilty of cruel and inhuman conduct; that she has applied vile epithets
to him; that he has returned of nights to his home to find the doors locked, he
being compelled to go elsewhere to remain over night and he farther[sic] alleges
that she is guilty of keeping company with bad people of both sexes. The
Durbin's reside in this city. There were married in 1881 and lived
together until last month. J. B. McFadden represents Mr. Durbin.
Tuesday, October 11, 1898
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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