Shelby County Indiana
The Shelbyville Democrat
Horace Weakley was the host
last evening at his home on east Mechanic street for the members of the Sunday school class taught by Miss Laura Kent at the First Presbyterian church.
Friday, February 12, 1915
MISS KENT'S S. S.
MET LAST EVENING
Horace Weakly Delight-
Fully Entretained At Home
On East Mechanic Street.
A fine program had been arranged for the occasion, three papers and a reading being given. Edward Small gave a very interesting discussion on railroads. "Shipbuilding" was the subject of a fine paper by
George O. Gaines and Emerson Brunner told of the skyscrapers in the big cities. Robert Horldt gave the reading.
The evening was spent most pleasantly by all the boys and during a social hour delivious refreshments were served. The next meeting will be held in two weeks with Emerson Brunner.
Those present were Elliott Rapp, George O. Gaines, Robert Holdt, Glendon Conner, George Small, Emerson Brunner, Russell Robertson, Robert Morrison, James Briggs, Horace Weakley, Miss Kent and guest, Mrs. Bland.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Daily Republican
George Kent is visiting friends in Crawfordsville.
Friday Evening, July 6, 1888
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Republican
April 7, 1875, was the day. The
place, at the house of Mr. Ebenezer Kent of Wethersfield, brother
of Rev. E. Kent of this county.
Thursday, May 6, 1877
.A G o l d e n W e d d i n g.
present Rev. Wm. J. Kent and wife of Flushing, Mich., parents
of Wm. C. Kent of this place; Rev. Eliphalet Kent, and
his daughter, Mrs. F. M. Elliott, of Shelbyville, Ind., and others.
The reminiscences from
"long years ago" were of deep interest. They reached back[?] of
the present century. For this was not only the fiftieth anniversary of
their wedding day, but also the EIGHTY FIRST birthday of Mr. Kent.
Among the subjects brought forward, was the slavery agitation. Mr.
Ebenezer Kent has always been an old line abolitionist. As he
stated his radical views, one remarked: "that is what I call
abolitionism gone to seed." "Yes," was the rapid reply,
"and it has brought forth an abundant harvest."
After dinner, an old
history of Vermont was brought out, and from its pages we learned that the
grandfather of our host was one of the first settlers of Dorset, Vt. His
family was the twelfth which arrived in the place. He was a deacon of a
Congregational Church, and after his arrival appointed the first religious
service in his own house. He was also the first man who represented Dorset
in the Legislature. And in his little home assembled a company of patriots
who gave the first bold demand for a declaration of independence from the mother
country. This grandfather's name was Cephas Kent. His
family reached a remarkable age. Their average age was over 77
years. Dea. Cephas Kent himself, died in his 85th year, his wife in her
90th. Dea. John Kent, the oldest son, in his 100th year, and Mastin
Kent, the youngest, in his 80th year.
This remarkable longevity
seems to be a family trait. As I have said, we were gathered on the 81st
birthday of Mr. E. Kent. His next brother, Rev. Wm. J., is in his 79th
year, and the youngest, Rev. Eliphalet, in his 75th. A nephew present was
in his 71st year.
There was no attempt at
parade in presents. But usefule and beautiful gifts were brought.
Among them was the motto, "I know that my Redeemer liveth," marked in
dark letters with a border of golden silk and set in a rich gift frame. This was the work and gift of Mrs. F. M. Elliott, of Shelbyville. KEWANEE (ILLINOIS) INDEPENDENT.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and Barb Huff
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