The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
December 24, 1891
Page 4   Column 3
          Robert T. Masongale  died at the home of his mother, three miles northeast of town at four a.m. Saturday September 19, of typhoid fever, age fourteen years and eight months.  Funeral services were held at the house at three p.m. Sunday.  Rev. John Scull officiating.  Interred in city cemetery. Cummins & Edwards funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Cincinnati  Daily  Gazette
September 3, 1867
From  Indianapolis.
Brutal Murder
Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Gazette.
                              INDIANAPOLIS, September 2.
          A young man named  Benjamin Shyers,  was killed at St. Paul, Indiana, last night, by another named  Robert Massengill,  under the following circumstances:  Massengill had engaged the company of a young lady, and started to church with her, when Shyers thrust him aside and took his place.  Upon their return to the lady's residence a fight ensued, during which a blow from a heavy stone inflicted a wound from which Shyers died this morning.  Massengill was allowed to leave town, but was afterward arrested while eating his breakfast at the Moss House in Greensburg, and brought back to St. Paul for examination.  He was a rough looking customer and much intoxicated.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

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