Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 3, 1936
Page 2
Building on the Elmer Amos Farm
Is Struck by Lightning Shortly
Before Noon.
          Fire caused by lightning destroyed a barn on the  Elmer Amos  farm about two miles west of Waldron, shortly before noon today.
          Farm implements and a large quantity of feed were burned in the blaze.  Because of the heavy rain falling at the time the building was struck, the other farm structures, including the house, were not endangered.  The loss was partly covered by insurance, it was understood.
          The place is tenanted by the  John Fix  family.  Mr. Fix died several months ago.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Sunday  Star
October 28, 1923
Page 8
          Shelbyville---- Miss Oma Fix, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fix,  residing north of here, and  Evan Heaton  of Chicago were married in a prettily arranged ceremony at the home of the bride's parents.  The ceremony was performed by the  Rev. J. L. Barclay  of Carrollton, Ind., before a number of guests.  Mr. and Mrs. Heaton will reside in Chicago, where he is engaged in business.  The bride has been an instructor of Latin in the Shelbyville high school since the opening of the present school term.  For three years she was an instructor in the high school at East Chicago.  She is a graduate of Indiana university.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, July 1, 1920
Trial of Milford Man Closed Here Today ---
Contends Not His Fault.
          The decision in the case of the state against  Laymon Norris, of Milford, Ind., charged with failure to give half the road to a passing vehicle will be announced next Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.  Arguments in trial of the case, which was started here Thursday afternoon, were given this morning before Squire A. J. Williams, by Prosecutor Elmer Bassett, for the state and Claude Henry, representing the defense.  Following the arguments the case was taken under advisement.
          Evidence which was given for the defense sought to show that Mr. Norris was using all care possible to avoid hitting the buggy in  which  Mr. and Mrs. Claude Fix  and children were riding on the road near Norristown, Sunday evening, June 19.  Mr. Norris declared that his view of the buggy which was being driven south on the road, was obstructed by a car which was standing at the side of the road; as he turned to the left to go around the "dead" car, he saw the buggy and testified that he at once swerved to the right to avoid hitting the buggy; the front wheels of his machine hit the car parked at the side of the road, throwing the rear of his machine to the left and hitting the buggy in which the Fix family were riding, he stated.  The defense of Mr. Norris was that the accident was not caused by his carelessness or thru any fault of his.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 16, 1905
          Among the prominent residents of Shelby county who called on the Democrat Saturday, were  Curtis Fix,  James K. Bowers,  George Hendrickson,  George W. Smith,  Hon. S. L. Vanpelt,  Jacob Grimes,  E. L. Cortelyou  and  R. J. Holbrook.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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