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Kelley / Kelly

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 23, 1934
          Unless complications develop,  Howard Kelley,  57 years old, Connersville patrolman and former Shelbyville resident who was shot in the mouth early Sunday morning at Connersville, by a gasoline thief who, a few seconds later, was shot and killed by  Patrolman Lawrence Poe,  will recover, it was reported today.
          Deeply concerned about PatrolmanKelley's condition are his wife, who is a sister of  Orville and  George Cuzzart,  of Shelbyville; his brothers,  Amos and  Richard Kelley,  living a few miles south of this city; and his sisters,  Mrs. Eva Cherry  of West South street and  Mrs. Ed Sanders  of seven miles south of Shelbyville.  Mr. Kelley loved in Shelbyville until about tweve[sic] years ago.
          Kelley and Poe, after apprehending  George Wolfe,  53, in the act of stealing gasoline from an automobile, had placed Poe in a police car and were preparing to take him to jail.  In searching him for weapons, they overlooked a cleverly concealed revolver.  Without warning, Wolfe whipped out a gun from the waistband of his trousers and shot Kelley in the mouth.
          Wolfe then leaped from the car, with Poe in pursuit.  When Wolfe failed to heed commands to halt, Poe fired.  Wolfe ran a short distance and then collapsed, the bullet having penetrated the left thigh, severing an artery.  Physicians said he died of loss of blood.  The officers said they found Wolfe stealing gasoline from a parked car, and that they captured him after a chase at about 4:00 a.m.  The bullet from Wolfe's .38 caliber revolver lodged in Kelley's mouth, but physicians last night had not succeeded in locating the bullet.
          Wolfe had lived in Connersville for several years.  The fact that he shot the officer after his arrent for a minor offense led police to believe he may have been sought in connection with other cases or may have violated a parole.  Officers said Wolfe had served 12 years in prison.  He was arrested in Indianapolis in 1912 on a burglary charge.  He had also been arrested in Rushville on a larceny charge.  A widow and three sons by a former marriage, all living in Rushville, survive.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, October 13, 1924
Page 5
          Commemorating the fiftieth wedding anniversary of  Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Kelley, of Geneva, Noble township, a wonderful gathering of their family and an open house celebration was held Sunday at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelley, in Geneva.  The occasion was one of the most enjoyable of the many weekend social functions and anniversary observations in the community.
          At noon an overflowing table of everything good to eat brought smiles to the happy couple who were honored with the event and provided a leading part of the enjoyment for the day.  Social entertainment and family reminiscences were indulged in during the afternoon and evening and when the crown departed there was none so enthusiastic as Mr. and Mrs. Kelley over the plans for an anniversary gathering in 1925, to celebrate their fifty-first wedding anniversary.
          Mr. and Mrs. Kelley were married in 1874 by the Rev. J. W. Dashield, a former pastor of the Geneva M. E. church,  Eleven children were born to their union and with the exception of one they are all living.  Mrs. J. B. Haymond, a daughter, was the only one of the children who was unable to attend the function Sunday, her illness causing her absentee.
          The guests for the anniversary affair were:  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kelley  and family, of Sandusky;  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stiers and daughter Geraldine, of Greensburg;  Mr. and Mrs. George Kelley and family,  Miss Dola Kelley,  Herman Goodwin  and  John Smith, of Shelbyville;  Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kelley and family, of near Hope;  Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kelley and family, of Middletown;  Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kelley and family, of Geneva.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, December 14, 1919
          George Kelly,  of west Hendricks street, who has been employed in Union City, Ind., will spend the holidays with his family here.  After the Christmas season he and his family will move to Union City.  Mr. Kelly is very well pleased with his new location.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
May 2, 1915
Page 24, Column 7
          John W. Firsich  of this city and  Miss Pearl M. Kelley, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. John Kelley  of Rushville, were married at Rushville Tuesday, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. M. W. Lyons at the St. Mary's Church.  Mr. and Mrs. Firsich are at home in this city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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