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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday Afternoon, February 13, 1913
          Morristown people have contracted with the Lincoln Chautauqua System for a Chautauqua to be held at that place during August.  There will be twelve entertainments on the program.  Sixty citizens of Hanover township have guaranteed the cost of the project, which is $750.  The following officers have been elected:  President,  J. F. Hargrove;  secretary,  V. C. Patten;  treasurer,  W. H. Zike.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday September 23, 1887
Page 1 column 5
A Celebration of Interest in the Township of Hanover
          On the 22d day of September, 1837,  Alexander M. Hargrove and  Mary J. Smith were joined together in the holy bonds of wedlock, the Rev. Samuel Morrison performing the ceremony.  The attendants were  Mr. William Tyner and  Mrs. Mary Woodyard, then  Miss Mary Johnson.  Yesterday a large circle of their relatives and a few other invited guests met at their home in Hanover township to celebrate the golden anniversary of their marriage.  Among those present were Mr. Tyner and Mrs. Woodyard, who stood up with them fifty years ago.  Among the relatives were nine children of the aged couple, and one child being dead.  The youngest child is more than thirty years old.  Many grandchildren were also present. Mrs. Hargrove’s family consisted of five sisters and three brothers, all of whom are now living, the youngest being sixty years old.  Of those present from abroad was  Dr. Hargrove, of New Salem, Indiana;  Mr. and Mrs. John Dalrymple, of Indianapolis, daughter and son-in-law;  Mrs. Alpheus Tyner, a daughter, and six children of Madison, Wisconsin;  Mrs. Mollie Barrb, a granddaughter, of Lincoln, Nebraska;  Miss Sallie Hargrove, a daughter, of Salt Lake City, Utah;  Mrs. Mary Hubbard, a niece, of Janesville, Wisconsin.  At precisely the same hour that the marriage was originally performed the aged couple were seated in two very beautiful and comfortable chairs, presented on this occasion, and the  Rev. O.H.P. Abbott, of Indianapolis, delivered a very appropriate address to the company in which he spoke of the blessings of old age surrounded by a large family of children, all useful men and women in the world.  The aged couple then joined hands and the Rev. Abbott recited a very appropriate and affecting ceremony. Quite a number of valuable presents were received.  The family with a few invited guests will picnic at Blue River Park on Saturday.  The gathering on Thursday was a notable one and will long be remembered by those who participated.  Mr. and Mrs. Hargrove have resided in this county a long time and have hosts of friends who join with us in wishing that their declining years may be pleasant and happy.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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