A  Shelbyville, Indiana,  Newspaper
Monday July 23, 1956
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NEW  YORK  IS  WEDDING
TRIP  DESTINATION
OF  MR. AND  MRS. FRANK
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Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Frank, married Friday afternoon, honeymoon trip to New York.  They will live in Indianapolis.
Mrs. Frank is the former  Miss LaVonne Fisher.  Her parents are  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fisher of R. R. 5, and the groom's parents are  Mr. and Mrs. Walter Frank  of Pioneer, Iowa.
Rev. Richard Van Lew  read the single ring ceremony, 4:30, Flat Rock Christian Church.  Only members of immediate families present.  Mrs. Van Lew sang "Because" and "I Love You Truly".  Mrs. Forrest Gorrell, organist.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schantz, uncle and aunt of the bride, attendants.  Mrs. Schantz and bride attired in navy blue with white accessories, corsage of pink flowers.
A reception was held at the Fisher home.
Submitted by T Nugent
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, February 23, 1935
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LOCAL  WOOD  CARVER
MAKES  WOOD  PLAQUE  OF  LINCOLN
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          Clarence Fischer, who lives in Meridian street, has recently finished a plaque of Abraham Lincoln, which is carved entirely of wood.  It bears a striking resemblance to the Civil War President and has been the occasion of considerable favorable comment by art-lovers of the community.
          In connection with his latest production, it is interesting to note that Mr. Fischer is descended from a long line of wood carvers.
          His name was  Christian Fischer, and he was the first wood-carver to place his art on a commercial basis. In 1825, he organized a wood-carver guild that has grown to the extent that today Switzerland is noted as a country of wood-carvers.
          His great-grandson, Joan, father of  Clarence, came to this country in 1878 and continued his wood carving.  Now his eyes have failed him and he can no longer carve, but he has transmitted his love of the art to his son.  Clarence.
          Where all his forebears carved out their masterpieces by the laborious hand method, Clarence now employs electrically-driven tools, except for the finest work.  Thus he was able to complete his latest production in about five hours, where days and weeks might have been required with the hand-carving method.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday September 11, 1924
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HUSBAND  SEEKS    
        DIVORCE  DECREE
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          Russell Fisher, 270 East Broadway, has filed a complaint for a divorce against Blanche Fisher. He is represented by Walter C. Reese, attorney.
          The complaint states that the couple was married July 28, 1923, and separated August 17, 1924. Mr. Fisher alleges that his wife would not talk to him at times and that she persisted in continuing her employment after their marriage. When he attempted to persuade her to quit her work, he says she told him to leave if he was not satisfied with conditions. They made their home with her parents, he says.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday August 2, 1923
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DIVORCE  WAS  GRANTED
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          Jewel Fisher  was granted a divorce from  Herbert C. Fisher  in the Shelby Circuit Court Saturday afternoon by Judge Harry C. Morrison.  The custody of their two children was awarded to  Joseph Shoppelle,  father of the plaintiff.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday May 10, 1923
 
WIFE  SAYS  HUSBAND
OPENLY  COURTED  RIVAL
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(From Friday’s Daily)
          Mrs. Jewell Fischer, 128 Second street filed a complaint in the Shelby circuit court today for a divorce from  Herbert Fischer,  to whom she was married March 11, 1914.  The separation of the couple took place March 26, this year.  Mrs. Fischer is represented by Billman & Sheperd, attorneys.
Allegations are made in the complaint that Mr. Fischer possessed a roving disposition and for this reason did not remain established in any one position, therefore he failed to support his wife and their two children.  He would leave for ten days to three weeks periods without making any provision for the support of the plaintiff and the children.  Mrs. Fischer charges that she was forced to accept support from her father half of the time.
          Cruel treatment is charged in that the defendant struck and cursed the plaintiff, who also alleges that he kept another woman named  Florence Bennett  at the house and openly made love to her.  The Bennett woman came to the house as a boarder, the complaint states, but after the first week she made no further payments for the service she received.  Mr. Fischer has served a term at the Indiana penal farm for violation of the liquor law, the plaintiff states.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday November 20, 1916
Page 1 column 3
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MRS. BETTIE  FISHER  SEEKING  A  DIVORCE
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Filed Suit Against Charles T. Fisher
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          Mrs. Bettie Fisher, of this city, filed suit in circuit court today asking a divorce from her husband, Charles T. Fisher, and the custody of their two children,  Walter T., aged seven years, and  Charles Edward, aged two years, and she also asks that their father be placed under order of the court to contribute $5 per week toward their support.  Her complaint was prepared by Meiks & Hack.
          Mrs. Fisher states that her marriage took place at Helenwood, Tennessee June 18, 1906, and the separation occurred February 14, 1916.  She charges her husband with adultery and cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to support her and the children.  She states he often left her and the children at home very late of nights and that he squandered a great deal of his money on another woman and then accused her wrongfully of being intimate with other men.  She avers that on one occasion he struck and pushed her and threatened to throw her and her clothing out of the house.
          It is alleged in the complaint that Fisher is now employed as a telegraph operator at Bryan, Ohio, at $65 per month.  In an affidavit filed with the complaint Mrs. Fisher states that she has been a resident of this city more than two years and that she has lived at 836 Elm street and 39 Gordon street.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
February 25, 1897
Page 3
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          Clerk Powers  last week issued a marriage license to  Frank J. Weintraut  and  Cerentia Fisher.  The parties are residents of Liberty township, the groom being a son of our old friend,  Mr. Nicholas Weintraut.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
December 24, 1891
Page 4   Column 2
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          Henry Fisher, the old and reliable auctioneer of Liberty township was in the city last Tuesday.  Henry has just finished sowing eighty five acres of wheat and will go to Decatur county next week to cry a big sale.  When any of our subscribers want the services of a first class auctioneer they should call on Henry.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, January 25, 1886
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L O C A L     N E W S.
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          Mrs. James H. Fisher,  formerly of Liberty township, this county, and of lat a resident of Douglas county, Minnesota, arrived in this county last Friday night to visit friends and relatives.  She spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Derrickson, of Union township.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  National  Volunteer
SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA
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April 13, 1854
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          Married......on the 23rd of March in Harrison County, Indiana by the Rev. Wm. L. Phroades/Rhodes.......Dr. David S. Fisher of Shelby County and Miss Mary Isabel Sonner, of the former place.
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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