Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelyville  Democrat
July 18, 1929
Wealthy Indianapolis Publisher Donates Money
for Furnishing Reems in Temple
          A. M. Glossbrenner, wealthy Indianapolis publisher has provided funds for the furnishing of the beautiful new library of the Scottish Rites Temple in Indianapolis.  The library, which will be one of the most complete of any building of the type, will replace a library which was donated by  William Hacker  of this city.
          Mr. Hacker, called the "Father of Indiana Masonry" contributed over two thousand volumes for the library but the temple burned in 1894 and with it the library, not replaced until this time.
          Mr. Hacker was highly revered in Masonic circles and was the author of many article concerning Masonry.  He died in this city about thirty-five years ago.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
January 24, 1899
            Mr. and Mrs. William Hacker  of East Mechanic street last Monday from 6 to 9 o'clock celebrated their golden wedding anniversary by the reception of their friends.  Quite a large number called and paid their respects to the aged couple.  Splendid refreshments were served.  Their friends extend congratulations and wish them many more years of married life.         
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, June 24, 1896
Page 1 column 5
          Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Hacker  are the parents of a new boy at their home in Indianapolis.  Mrs. Hacker will be remembered as formerly Miss Ella Wilson,  of Waldron.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Republican
Friday Evening, July 6, 1888
          William Hacker  was a Harrison voter of 1840 and can give many reminiscences of those times.  He was chairman of the Whig county committee that year.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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