Shelby  County  Indiana
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Gordon


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, June 12, 1912
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          Mary A. Gordon as administrator of the state of  John W. Gordon, deceased, vs. William H. Gordon and others; petition for an order to sell real estate for the payment of debts; defendants William H. Gordon,  John M. Gordon,  Albert Gordon,  David W. Gordon and  Mary A. Gordon Sr. file their waiver of summons and answer; minority of defendants.  Pearl P. Gordon, and  Mary A. Gordon Jr., suggested;  O. L. Williams appointed guardian ad litem of said minor defendants files answer; appraisement ordered; George L. Rafferty and Chas. W. Billingsley appointed appraisers; appraisement filed and approved; submitted; trial finding and judgment ordering real estate sold at private sale on the terms, conditions, etc., as per decree now on file.  Additional bond ordered in the sum of $12,000.
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A  Shelbyville,  Indiana,  Newspaper
March 22, 1912
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          Mrs. Mary Gordon,  widow of the late  John Gordon,  has sold a residence property in East Franklin street to  Miss Lou Enos,  the consideration being $2,250.
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The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 29, 1907
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DELIGHTFUL  SOCIAL  EVENT  AT  PINE  VILLA
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Mrs. Belle  Gordon  and  Mrs. O. L. Adams
Entertained  Friends  in  Charming  Manner
Saturday  Afternoon.
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          Saturday afternoon was a star day on Shelbyville's social calendar.  It was the date selected by Mesdames Belle M. Gordon  and  Ovid L. Adams  for entertaining their many friends.  "Pine Villa," the home of the latter, was the place chosen for the reception.  Those privileged to visit this home recall the cordiality of its hostess and the hospitality ever in waiting for her friends.
          During the afternoon hours, carriages, cabs and automobiles were busily employed conveying ladies both from town and the country round about to "Pine Villa."
          In the archway of the drawing room, Mesdames Gordon and Adams in dainty gowns of white, and Miss Gause, of Carthage, Ind., a handsome blonde, in becoming gown of delicate pink, welcomed guests.
          Garden flowers -- nasturtiums, asters, roses and the delicate greenery of asparagus -- were artistically and harmoniously used according to the color tones of wall decorations and other furnishings.  The whole interior of the home presented a picturesqueness delighting the eye.  There lingers a doubt whether to call it a late summer or an autumn entertainment.  Summer gowns and hats were predominent, and white was particularly evident.  A touch of color was given by a few gowns of delicate tints.
          The musical program rendered in te music room at intervals during the reception was composed mainly of songs of tender sentiment and of high order.  The young lady vocalists in the rendering of their selections showed the culture and perfection acquired by training under the best masters.  By music lovers, the musical features of the reception were fully appreciated.  In the execution of various instrumental numbers, the pianists merited much praise.  The mere mention of the following names of performers endorses this assertion -- Misses Mary Seiler,  Iva Smith,  Pearl Gordon,  Helen Gause  and  Josephine Little.
          The hostesses were ably assisted by  Mesdames Birely,  d'Heur,  Downey,  Seiler,  Nesbit,  Thayer,  Lee C. Davis,  William H. DePrez  and  Jacob Yarling,  and the  Misses Blanche Gordon,  Josephine Crawford,  Emma Billman,  Mary Gorgas,  Elise Schroeder,  Lillian Nading,  Ann d'Heur,  Charlotte Billman,  Kathleen Adams  and  Louise Morrison.
          In the library -- by the way, one of the most attractive rooms at all times, owing to its uniqueness and the individuality of its fair owner expressed in its decorations, but especially attractive during the reception, due to the charming young ladies who presided at the punch bowl -- were seen  Misses Ruth Gordon,  Helen Showers,  Josephine Little,  Mary Seiler,  Katherine Nading,  Iva Smith,  Reba Chadwick  and  Edith Wray.
          Among the guests were noticed the following from out of town:  Mrs. Wilbur D. Nesbit, Chicago;  Mrs. Lester Thayer, St Louis;  Miss Josephine Crawford, New Orleans;  Mesdames Harvey Moore  and  E. W. Stuckey, Indianapolis;  Misses Charlotte Billman  and  Helen Gause, Carthage, Ind.;  Mrs. Maud Showers, Bloomington, Ind.;  Mrs. Mary Hess, Indianapolis;  Mesdames Tomlinson,  Totten  and  Thompson, Fairland, and  Mrs. Carson, Boggstown. 
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, August 15, 1902
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          Henry P. Gordon,  who shot  William Powers  at Morristown, Tuesday, is out on bond of $500 for his appearance in the preliminary examination which will be called Friday at Morristown.  Power's condition is much worse.  Russell,  the man who was stabbed is getting along nicely.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 24, 1898
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CRUEL TREATMENT
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Charged by Susan E. Gordon
Against Her Husband Robert Gordon,
From Whom She is Seeking a Divorce,
Custody of Children and Alimony
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          A sensational divorce suit was filed in the Circuit Court Friday, the title of which is Susan E. Gordon VS Robert Gordon. Mrs. Gordon alleges in her complaint that she was married to Gordon on March 9, 1881, and that she resided with him until November 5, 1898; during this time four children were born unto them, namely: Edna, aged seventeen years; Bessie, aged nine years; Hazel, aged seven years, and Ruth, aged four years. They lived peaceably together until two years ago, plaintiff alleges, when the husband began treating her cruelly and by remaining away from home, frequently all night, spending his money in this city. She charges that on October 2, of the present year defendant almost brained her by striking her with a tea cup, cutting a frightful gash on her head. She then left him, but on his promise to reform she returned. He behaved about two weeks, when he again began abusing her, when she was again compelled to take up her abode with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wells, of this city. Where she is now with her children, the custody of whom she asks, alleging that their father is not a proper person to have charge of them. She also alleges that her daughter, Edna, had $85 in a building and loan association in this city, and that defendant, without her knowledge, drew the money from the association and used it. He is estimated to have $1,000 in personal property, and is the owner of 92 acres of land on which there is an incumbrance of $4,000 and which is worth $6,000. She asks for a restraining order and that the court allow her $200 for the support of herself and children during the pendency of the suit. She also asks for $3,000 alimony. The parties are residents of Marion township, the defendant being a member of the well-known Gordon family of that section.
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          The petition of Mrs. Robert Gordon, who is suing for divorce, for the sum of $200 during the pendency of the trial, was granted by Judge Buckingham Friday. Defendant was also restrained from disposing of his real estate. Wray & Campbell represent defendant.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, September 4, 1893
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          The Young Peoples Society of the Baptist church are having a picnic in Gordon's Grove to-day.  A hack load went out early this morning.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
January 8, 1891
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          The annual meeting of  "The Shelby County Children's Home" association, will be held in the Council chamber, in the city of Shelbyville, on Monday, January 12th, at 2 p.m., for the purpose of electing trustees, and transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.  All who feel any interest in this cause are requested to attend.  By order of Board.  Leonadis Gordon, President.  P. D. Harris, Secretary.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
July 24, 1890
Page 3
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          John Gordon,  ex-Republican candidate for Sheriff, disgraced himself Tuesday by getting drunk and landing in jail.  John is old enough to know better and should be ashamed of himself.  John is in the habit of coming to town and committing these disgraceful acts and the officers and the people are getting very tired of his conduct.
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The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, December 7, 1886
Page 4
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Notice of Dissolution.
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          The firm of  Kennedy & Grodon  is this day dissolved by mutual consent, Mr. J. G. Kennedy assuming all the indebtedness of said firm and also collects all out-standing accounts held by the firm.  The business hereafter will be conducted in the name of  J. G. Kennedy.
Shelbyville, Ind.      
Dec. 7th, 1886.
J. G. KENNEDY
H. C. GORDON
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday, January 22, 1886
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          A Rushville special says:  Mrs. Uriah Gordon,  of Arlington, committed suicide last night by hanging herself with a skein of yarn.  No cause is assigned.  She was an estimable lady, and a daughter of the late  G. McDuffie,  one of the pioneer preachers of Indiana.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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