Shelby  County  Indiana
Newspaper  Articles


The  Indianapolis  Star
Marion County, Indiana
Wednesday, January 24, 1962
Page 8
          Mr. and Mrs.[Daisy] William Harrell,  2194 Gent Street.  They have cared for 19 children since 1949.  Their charges have been problem children, particularly mentally retarded.
Contributed by Russell G. Thompson

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday July 31, 1941
Page 6 column 3
20th Annual Gathering at Walnut Grove
          Descendants of the  William H. and Loretta Harrell  family met Sunday at Walnut Grove for their 20th annual reunion.  A bountiful dinner was served at the noon hour with  Leroy Brown, of Perrysville, returning the invocation.
          The afternoon was spent in visiting, swimming, boating and games and at 4:00 o'clock ice cream and cake were served.
          Those present were;  
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harrell,  
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Harrell,  
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Harrell,  
Mr. and Mrs. Robinson,  
Mr. and Mrs. Thad Harrell,  
O. C. Harrell,  
Imogene  and  John D. Bush,  
Marilyn  and  Rosalie Harrell,  
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bush,  
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harrell,  
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Harrell,  
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harrell,  
Harold Allen  and  Jane Hudson Harrell,  
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harrell
and son, 
Wallace Virgil Harrell,  
Mrs. Ralph Harrell,  
Phyllis Harrell,  
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coffin,  
Leroy Brown,  
Betty Anne Brown,  
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Briley,  
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harrell,  
Lindy Lee Harrell,  
Carolyn Link,  
Thad J. Major,  
Mr. and Mrs. Len Richardson,  
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rawlings
and son, 
Imogene Woods,  
Maxine Spears,  
Royce Waltz,  
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Timmons 
Mr. and Mrs. F. VanCleave
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Mary Harrell Sesniak

Unknown  Newspaper
Probably Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN
About 1948
John W. Harrell To Take Bride
          A wedding ceremony uniting Miss Audrey Muterspaugh  and John W. Harrell will be read at 7:30 o'clock tonight in the Calvary Baptist Church.  The Rev. William O. Breedlove  will hear the vows.
          Miss Elizabeth Muterspaugh  will be her sister's attendant.  She will wear a pink taffeta frock.  Max E. Harrell  will be the best man, and  Malcolm Elliott  and  Charles E. Davis  are to be the ushers.
          Lace will accent the bride's white satin gown.  A crown of valley lilies will hold her fingertip illusion veil.  She will carry white roses.
          A reception will be held at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Muterspaugh, 547 Temple Ave.,  Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh E. Harrell,  609 N. Beville Ave. are the parents of the bridegroom.
          After a trip to Chicago, the couple will live at the Beville address.
Submitted by Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Notes from Mary:  This is from the "Harrell Family Record".  Raleigh Esta Harrell  was the son of  Judge William Wick Harrell.  He was born in Shelby County on July 19, 1892 and married  Isabelle Grandison  on November 01, 1916 Hancock Co, IN.  John W. Harrell was born November 27, 1926 in Indianapolis.  Max E. Harrell was born around 1920 and was the brother of Raleigh.  I do not know where this was or the exact year of their marriage, but I believe Beville St. might be in Indianapolis.
Contributed by Mary Harrell Sesniak

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, June 2, 1941
Exercises at Indiana
          Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Richeson,  Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Campbell,  Sheila Richeson,  Billy Richeson  and  Ethel Osborne  have gone to Bloomington to attend the commencement exercises at Indiana university.  Mrs. Bessie Harrel, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Richeson  will receive a masters degree in the Monday exercises.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Lebanon  Repo...
(probably REPORTER
Note, the date and the rest of the newspaper name was cut off).
Lebanon, Indiana
[August, 1928]
Mr. and Mrs. Baker Hold Reception.
          The country home of  Mr. and Mrs. John William Baker of near Louisville, Ky., was the scene of the celebration of the golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, August 19.  Mr. and Mrs. Baker were married at the home of the bride's parents, Judge Wick Harrell  and  Mrs. Harrell, of near Shelbyville, Ind., by the Rev. Mr. Ridgeon.
          Four persons who were in attendance at the ceremony fifty years ago were present Sunday on the happy occasion.  They were  James O. Huffman and  George B. Harrell  of Shelbyville, Ind.,  Dr. Samuel S. Harrell  of Noblesville, Ind. and  Dr. Charley W. Harrell  of St. Louis, Mo.
          Mr. Baker was the son of the late  Rev. Peter J. Baker, a minister for many years in Shelby, Rush and Boone counties.  Mr. and Mrs. Baker, after residing in Shelby county for seven years, moved to Lebanon, and in 1908 they moved to their present location where they have made many friends.  They have one son, Dr.  H. L. Baker  of Lebanon, one foster daughter, Mrs. Grace Sutphin  of Rosston, Ind. and three grandchildren,  Laura Louise Baker  of Lebanon,  Morrison Harrell Baker  of Akron, Ohio, and  Harrell Bishop Sutphin  of Rosston, Ind.
          The fact that Mr. and Mrs. Baker have a host of friends throughout the state was assured last Sunday when a hundred relatives and friends came with well filled baskets of the choicest food and many pretty and useful presents for the happy pair.
          The entertaining rooms, porches and yard were made very attractive with baskets and vases filled with Golden glow, goldenrod and marigolds.  The yellow and gold colors were carried out in all the table decorations as well as many dishes of food with the same color suggestions.
          After the guests had been served to the bountiful pitch-in dinner a short program was given, the most important part being a mock wedding ceremony which caused much merriment.
          Late in the evening ice cream, cake and lemonade were served to the guests and to a number of afternoon callers who came to extend greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Baker.
          The guests were from a distance were:  Dr. and Mrs. Charley W. Harrell, St. Louis, Mo;  J.O. Huffman,  George B. Harrell  and  Mr. and Mrs. Evan Lewis  of Shelbyville, Ind;  Dr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Harrell  of Noblesville, Ind.;  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith  and daughter  Marguerite  of New Albany, Ind.;  Dr. and Mrs. H. L Baker  and daughter  Laura Louise  of Lebanon, Ind.;  Mrs. Grace Sutphin  and son  Harrell Bishop  of Rosston, Ind.;  Mr. and Mrs. George Beulalard  of Jeffersonville, Ind.;  Mrs. Lewis  and daughter  Helen  of Louisville, Ky;  Mr. Atkinson  and family of Louisville, Ky.;  Mr. and Mrs. Charley Babb  and  Mrs. Moffett  of Muncie, Ind.
Contributed by Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Note:  John William Baker  and  Eliza Harrell were married in Shelbyville on  August 8, 1878.  The anniversary party (above) was on held on August 19.
Contributed by Mary Harrell Sesniak

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday November 22, 1923
          Daniel R. Harrell has been granted a divorce in the Shelby circuit court from  Elsie Harrell.  The husband was ordered not to marry for a period of two years.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Indianapolis  Star
Indianapolis, Indiana
September 30, 1914
SHELBYVILLE—Burglars did damage to the extent of $10 in breaking into the E. V. Harrell drug store at Fairland, but got only $1 in pennies.
Contributed by anonymously

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, June 12, 1912
Page 1
          Mrs. Joseph Harrell, of Smithland, spent today as the guest of her son, Stephen Harrell, east of Smithland.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Dec 2000

The  Indianapolis  Star
Jan. 29, 1911
Page 28, Column 5
SHELBYVILLE, Ind., Jan. 28.--The Geneva basket ball team defeated the St. Paul five 39 to 20 in a hard fought game.  The first half ended 15 to 14 in favor of St. Paul.  The St. Paul team is composed of  TempletonTempletonGrantMoore  and  Townsend  and the Geneva team is composed of  HarrellBradenHobanRoberts  and  Jones.
Contributed anonymously

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 5, 1910
Page 1   column 4
Horse Scared at Auto.
          While  Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Harrell  and child of Brandywine township, were driving along the road in the  Kinsley  neighborhood, north of this city, yesterday afternoon, their horse scared at a passing auto and ran into the ditch, overturning the buggy and hurling the occupants to the ground.  Fortunately no one was badly injured.  The buggy did not fare so well, however, as it was somewhat demolished.  The machine was a Parry testing car from Indianapolis.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 19, 1906
Page 7, column 6
In the matter of the estate of  James E. Harrell, deceased.
          Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, administrator of the estate of  James E. Harrell, deceased, will offer for sale at public auction, at the late residence of said decedent, in Shelby township, Shelby county, Indiana, on Monday, the 14th day of May, 1906, the personal property of said estate, consisting of two good horses, one milk cow, one yearling steer, one yearling heifer, farming utensils, household goods, about seven hundred bushels of corn, oats, wheat, potatoes, chickens and other property.
          Sale to begin at ten o'clock in the morning.  Terms--All sums of five dollars and under, cash in hand; over five dollars, a credit of not to exceed nine months will be given, the purchaser executing his note therefor, bearing six per cent, interest after maturity, waiving relief, providing for attorney's fees and with sufficient sureties thereon.
April 18, 1906 Administrator
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 15, 1906
Page 1 column 6
In Honor of Eighty-Second Birth Anniversary
of G. F. Harrell
          Today is the eighty-second anniversary of the birth of  G. F. Harrell, of Fairland.  In honor of the event a number of relatives and friends tendered this estimable gentleman a surprise.  An excellent dinner was served and several hours spent in the enjoyment of social pleasures.
            Mrs. Sidney Ensminger, a sister of Mr. Harrell, was among those present.  This venerable lady has reached the age of eighty-eight.  Dr. and Mrs. Laycock  and  Mrs. D. T. Johnson, of Indianapolis, the ladies being daughters of Mr. Harrell, were present to help him celebrate.  Mrs. Clara Sedgwick, a daughter, from Shelbyville, and  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shelk, also of Shelbyville, were other immediate relatives.  Mr. Harrell is one of the county's prominent citizens and the Democrat wishes him many other happy celebrations.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday, September 29, 1899
          W. H. Harrell, of Fairland, purchased a fine piano from D. & H. Baldwin & Co., 21 West Franklin st.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
August 30, 1894
Page 3
The Coroner Takes What May Prove Her
Ante-Mortem Statement.
            The Coroner, Friday, went to Geneva and took what may turn out to be the ante-mortem statement of  Lottie Harrell, who is very sick and may not recover.  Her statement discloses the fact that the child found in the gravel pit in the  Charles' wood, on Flat Rock, was her offspring.  She says that on July 14, she and her husband,  John Harrell,  started to Flat Rock switch in a buggy, and when near Norristown she became deathly sick and they retraced their road towards home.  When they reached the Charles wood she gave birth to a child, and, discovering that it was dead, her husband took it down in to the wood and buried it.  The purpose, she said, of thus putting it away without a funeral, was to hide its birth from the public.  After two weeks she partially recovered from her sickness and was up and about, but the excitement resulting from the finding of the child and the investigation of the same caused her to relapse and she now lies in a critical condition.  Her husband, to whom she was married in May, has left the country and is yet in hiding.  Neighbors told him last Saturday that the Coroner had sufficient evidence to convict him of a crime and that he would be hung if he remained longer in the country.  He became frightened and left that night.  A thorough investigation of the case by the Coroner has failed ro reveal evidence sufficient to convict anyone of a crime.  The physician, who examined the foetus, could not determine whether it ever had life after birth or whether violence had been committed in producing death.  There are but two witnesses who know these facts, and they are Lottie and John Harrell, the parents of the child.  No one else ever saw it until it was exhumed from its untombed grave in the gravel pit.  Lottie says it was born dead and her statement, under the circumstances, must be accpeted as true.  Lottie is a beautiful woman of nineteen, intelligent and rather prepossessing.  John Harrell, her husband, belongs to a good family and has an excellent reputation.  The Coroner's verdict will be accordance with the above facts.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 5, 1892
          Mr. William H. Harrell,  of Moral township, is a candidate for Treasurer.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Saturday, December 1, 1883
          George B. Harrell  and  Birum Boone,  who reside in Moral township, had a terrific fight there yesterday evening, in which both parties were badly punished.  Boone was in town this morning and the top of his head looked like he had been struck with a pile-driver.  Harrell is supposed to be unable to get out.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Wednesday, October 3, 1883
          John M. Ensminger  and  Ida May Harrell,  daughter of our old friend  William Harrell,  Trustee of Moral township, will be made one flesh at six o'clock this evening at the residence of the bride by  Squire J. W. Crum.  The Democrat extends its heartiest congratulations, and wishes the young couple a long a prosperous life.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 14, 1879
Page 3 column 1
          William Harrell  and family packed up last Sunday morning and went to the Acton camp meeting.  At noon they received the cheerful intelligence that their home had been set on fire about 10 o’clock, and is supposed by an incendiary bent on robbery, and that the dwelling with all its contents was destroyed.  Mr. Harrell’s loss is estimated at about $700, on which he has an insurance of $400.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Linda Nugent Fuller

Shelbyville, Indiana,  Newspaper
March, 1867
Sheriff's  Sale.
By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk's Office of Shelby County Common Pleas Court, wherein Matilda Henricks and Thomas Henricks are plaintiffs and  Granville S. Harrell is defendant, requiring me to make the sum of Ten hundred and eleven dollars, and thirty-three cents, with interest on said decree and costs, I will sell at public sale to the highest bidder, on
Saturday,  the  6th  day  of  April,  1867

between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. of said day, at the door of the Court House of said Shelby county, Indiana, the rents and profits of a term not exceeding seven years, of the following described Real Estate, to wit:
          The undivided one third part in value of all the following described premises, to wit:  the East half of the south west quarter, also the one third part of the undivided seven-eights part in value of the West half of the South-east quarter; also one-third part of an acre of land bounded as follows:  Beginning at the North-west corner of the South east quarter of Section Ten (10) and running East twenty rods, north eight rods, West twenty rods, South eight rods; also the one-thrid part of nineteen acres off of the entire East side of the West half of the Southwest quarter, all in section ten, township thirteen, range six East; also one eighth part of the West half of the South East quarter in said section, township and range, said Real Estate being situated in Shelby Co., Indiana.
          And if such rents and profits will not sell for a sufficient sum to satisfy such decree, interest and costs, I will, at the same time and place, expose at Public Sale the fee-simple of said Real Estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to discharge said decree, interest and costs.
          Said sale will be made without any relief whatever from Valuation or Appraisement Laws.
E. B.  AMSDEN, Sheriff    
March 14, 1867 --- $12                                        of Shelby County        
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Dec 2000

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