Shelby  County  Indiana
Newspaper  Articles


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday January 31, 1948
Page 2 column 6
          Mrs. Emma E. Heck is observing her 90th birthday at her home near Norristown today.
          Mrs. Heck, who is in good health for her age and does her own house work, planned no special event for the occasion.  Itís just another birthday for her.
          Born in Illinois, Mrs. Heck came to Indiana with her parents 85 years ago and has resided in the Norristown community for the past 57 years.  She was a member of the old Norristown Methodist church, which now is the Norristown Community church.  Her first husband,  James C. Miller  died in 1899 and her second,  Marion Heck  in 1921.  Helping her to celebrate today is her son,  Elihu Miller, who lives with her.  Her only other close relative is a brother,  Dr. E. C. Miller, of Hope.
Contributed by Barb Huff

An  Unidentified  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, February 19, 1925
Chester C. Heck, Plaintiff in Case,
Receives Nothing By Courts Ruling.
          An agreement reached today in the Shelby circuit court resulted in a finding for the defendants in the complaint of  Chester C. Heck  against  Anna Belle McKay  and others to contest the will of the late  Jasper N. Heck, involving an estate of $35,000.  The plaintiff, grandson of the deceased, charged that the will was executed while his grandfather was influenced by the defendants in the case.
          The court's finding in the suit awarded nothing to the plaintiff and ruled that the costs of the case must be paid by the estate.  The case was set for trial today and was filed one year ago, on Feb. 19, 1924.
          By the terms of the will the estate was divided into three equal shares, one to  Mrs. Anna Bell McKay,  a daughter, another to  Miss Ida M. Heck,  another daughter and the third to be divided  equally among four grandchildren, including the plaintiff,  Eunice McKay,  Mable Thornburg  and  Lois Keeling.
          That the late Jasper N. Heck was of unsound mind before his death and was not capable of executing a will was the allegation [the article continues but my copy stops here - pmf]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
November 7, 1915
Page 4   Column 3
          SHELBYVILLE -- Raymond Heck  of Morristown was placed under bond here on a "blind tiger" charge in an indictment charging him with having beer in his possession for an unlawful purpose.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 22, 1915
Page 3   column 4
Three Other Suits.
          Three other suits were entered on the civil docket today.  Emma E. Williams  is suing  Clarence Heck  and  Annie M. Skinner  on a note, the demand being for $200.  The note in litigation was executed April 11, 1910, for $130.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday April 14, 1906
          This afternoon Alice Heck was granted a divorce from her husband, Isaac Heck.  She was also awarded the custody of the two children,  Bertha and  Hazel.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Muncie  Sunday  Star
Delaware Co, Indiana
December 11, 1904
(by Star Special Service)
Musical Instrument Was Found in a Pawn Shop
Shelbyville, Ind., Dec. 10.- An organ stolen from the Union Sunday school near Dupont, Jefferson county, today was located in a pawn shop in this city.  It had been sold for $8 by a stranger according to Mr. Heck, the pawn broker.
Transcribed by DJ Faust, contact for info on copies.

The  Daily  Republican
Saturday, May 12, 1888
L O C A L       N E W S.
          Henry and  William Heck  were each assessed eleven dollars by  Squire Ellis  yesterday for hunting upon Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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