Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  News Monday, September 25, 2000
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Gardner, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Gardner and  Joan Loudenback  were married Aug. 4, 1945, in St. Paul's Methodist Church, Rushville, by the Rev. Frank Greer.
Mrs. Gardner was an elementary school teacher.
Mr. Gardner was a U.S. Army infantryman during World War II, captured during the Battle of the Bulge, German prisoner of war for 6 months.  Teacher, coach, counselor and assistant principal, employed at Manilla, Connersville and Shelbyville schools.
Parents of  Mrs. Nick (Lisa Beth) Beyer.
1 granddaughter.
Members of First United Methodist Church and the Retired Teachers Association.
Joan is a charter member of Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary sorority.
Jim is a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion, Purple Heart Association and the 106th Infantry Division.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Kokomo  Tribune
January 12, 1969
Page 3
[Picture: Norman G. Murnan surveys the wreckage.]
          Two persons died in a crash of this single-engine plane near Shelbyville, Saturday. Witnesses reported the craft plunged straight down into a corn field killing  Larry L. Deckard,  27, and  Maurice Gardner,  38, both of Shelbyville, R.R. 2.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelby  Republican
January 2, 1930
Page 1
Man to Become Highway
Superintendent Spends Day
With Present Head.
          Samuel Gardner,  of Shelbyville, who has been appointed county highway superintendent by the Shelby county board of commissioners, and who will take charge of the office next Monday, spent some time today in company with  Charles Benefiel  present highway superintendent whose term of four years will expire on Monday.
          The two men were in the office of teh[sic] highway superintendent at the court house for a time.  Mr. Benefiel gave Mr. Gardner an idea of the book work that is necessary in the office of the superintendent, and then took him into the county to see some of the work that is being done on the highways.  Some of the roads linging [?] the Riley road, north of the city, with state road No. 29, are in bad condition, due to the wet weather and the large amount of travel over them.  Men are now at work on these highways, in an effort to keep them open.  There is much travel over the roads, due to the fact that the fill on the Riley road, just north of Shelbyville, has not yet been paved, and is in bad condition.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 21, 1925
          Relatives here have received announcement of the birth of an eight and one-half pound girl to  Mr. and Mrs. William Orme,  of Cambridge City.  The babe was born at the Sexton hospital September 19.  She has been christened  Lois Catherine.  The mother will be remembered as  Miss Lena Gardner,  formerly of this city.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, October 1, 1915
Page 1, column 2
Liberty Township Couple
Eloped From Homes Thursday
          Clarence Hewitt, 21, of Liberty township, and  Miss Rema Gardner, 17, a daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Carey Gardner, of Waldron, eloped to Newport, Kentucky, Thursday, where they were married.  The young people secured their license there in the morning and were married in the afternoon.  They are now living with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hewitt, east of Waldron.
          The bride has been working at the J. H. Meloy printing office in Waldron.  Thursday she boarded the eight-thirty train at Waldron.  Hewitt got on the train at St. Paul.  They returned to Waldron Thursday night.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 26, 1905
          Dix Sayler  was injured Sunday while drawing some water from his cistern.  The pump had been removed and he was leaning over the opening.  While bringing the water up in a bucket, losing his balance, he started to fall.  His leg was badly skinned by coming in contact with the side of the cistern.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, July 29, 1899
Page 4
          While threshing wheat on the farm of  James Edwards, in Union township yesterday, Mr. Newton Gardner had the misfortune to break his left arm above the wrist, both bones were broken.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Jan 2001

The  Shelby  Democrat
Weekly,  January 24, 1889
          E. E. Stroup  has filed a suit for divorce for  Elizabeth Gardner  from her husband  Washington Gardner  to whom she was married Oct. 3, 1887, and who, she alleges, deserted her on the 30th of November following.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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