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A  Shelbyville, Indiana, newspaper
March 22, 1912
          John Hines  of East Jackson street, for many years a flagman in this city for the Big Four, is critically ill of pneumonia at Indianapolis.  He went there Tuesday to attend the funeral of his son,  John Hines,  the Big Four conductor, whose death occurred in a hospital at Louisville.  He is past eighty years of age and is at the home of his dead son's wife.  It is not possible to return him to his home here at present and it is feared that the attack will prove fatal.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Tuesday  Republican
February 10, 1903

             The oldest resident in Shelby county and doubtless in this part of the State, resides in this city.  This article refers to  Mrs. Anna Carmody-Hines,  who if her life is spared until February 12th, will have reached the 103d mile-stone in life's journey.
          Mrs. Hines was born in Ireland, County of Clare, the 12th day of February, 1800.  She was married in that country to  Cornelius Hines, who died in 1835.  She remained in Ireland until 1862, when she accompanied  Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cooney  (her daughter) to America.  On reaching the United States they came west and located in Cincinnati.  Mr. Cooney accepted a position with the Big Four Rail Road Company, where he remained six months after which he was transferred to Sunman.
         The subject of this sketch soon after arriving in Cincinnati secured employment as a nurse in one of the hospitals.  This position she held for three years after which she joined her daughter in Sunman.  In 1866  Mr. Cooney was again transferred, this time to Shelbyville, by the railroad company and soon afterward moved his family here where they have since resided.
          Mrs. Hines has a memory that is remarkable for one of her age.  She can recall distinctly the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, and can also recall happenings which occurred seventy-five or eighty years ago.  She finds much pleasure in conversing with some of her old friends when they call to see her.
          Another remarkable thing about this old lady is her health.  During her five score and nearly three years of life she has never been ill enough to spend a day in bed.  At times her grandchildren try to persuade her to take a nap during the day time, but this she refuses to do.
Mrs. Hines says she has never had the tooth-ache in her life, and still possesses all the teeth she had seventy-five years ago.  Her relatives say it is noticeable that her condition is growing feebler but she still moves about the house with the assistance of a cane.  Her days are spent around the home on East Washington street and she now finds pleasure in sitting in the house enjoying an occasional pipe full of tobacco.
          As to habits, none can be more regular.  Three meals, very small ones, are eaten each day and an occasional lunch.  After finishing supper Mrs. Hines will go to her room and at seven o'clock every night she has retired.  Eight o'clock in the morning is her hour for rising and she will get up at that time and dress without the assistance of any one.
          She is a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church of this city, and two years ago this coming Easter she had the pleasure of attending services at her church, which she enjoyed immensely.  The trip, four blocks distance, was made in company with her granddaughter.  On returning home she was very tired but has at several different times expressed herself as wishing to attend services again, but the distance is too great for her.
          Eight years ago Mrs. Hines went to Indianapolis where she was the guest for several days of  Mrs. Patrick Hines.  This was her last trip away from home.
          Her brother also lived to be very old.  He died two years ago Christmas Eve at the age of eighty-three years.  He was standing in the door-way at his home in Morris, Indiana, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis, dying almost instantly.
          Mrs. Hines has a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Cooney, aged 72 years, and a son, John Hines, aged 66 years, residing in this city.  She also had a daughter in Ireland, but she does not know whether or not she still lives.  There are also eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren living.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indiana  State  Journal
February 2, 1898
Page 5
Overcome at a Funeral.
MORRISTOWN, Ind., Jan. 31.--At the funeral of his four-year-old granddaughter,  George W. Hines, a wealthy farmer and ex- soldier experienced a serious attack of heart trouble.  His condition is considered dangerous.  His granddaughter was killed by a wagon bed, in which she and her six- year-old sister were playing, falling over on her, a bolt crushing her skull.  Death was instantaneous.
Contributed anonymously

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 5, 1895
Page 3, column 2
          Minnie Hinds, of Freeport, has filed suit for divorce through her attorney John A. Tindall, from James Hinds, alleging cruel treatment.  She charges James with having at one time made her get up out of a sick bed at the residence of her mother and return home with him, and on arriving at home drew a revolver on her threatening to blow her brains out.  Hinds is the son of  J. O. Hinds, who formerly conducted a blacksmith shop in this city, and is himself a blacksmith, having moved here to Freeport about a year ago.  Mrs. Hinds is the daughter of the late Jesse Ray and is an attractive looking young woman.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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