Shelby  County  Indiana
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Meek / Meiks


The  Shelbyville  Republican
April 14, 1926
Page 1
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          Scott Meiks , of this city, has been appointed manager of the Indiana Producer's Commission Association and took charge of the office today.  Announcement of the appointment of Mr. Meiks to the position was made Tuesday evening, following a meeting of the directors.
          Mr. Meiks will succeed  D. L. Swanson.  Mr. Swanson resigned the position at Indianapolis to accept a position as manager of the Chicago Producers' Commission Association at Chicago.  Mr. Meiks has been connected with the Indiana association for a number of years, and for some time has been serving as the secretary.  He is also a livestock marketing director of the farm federation.  Mr. Meiks was the first president of the Shelby county farm bureau, and continued in that office for several years.
          During the meting Tuesday, the board voted to refund a patronage dividentd of twenty-five per cent, of the commissions of the association during the year ending March 31.  It was stated that the refund will total about $40,000.  It will o to the farm federation members over the state who have marketed their livestock through the producers' commission firm.  A number of Shelby county farmers will share in the refund.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star
June 9, 1923
Page 6
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          Shelbyville--- A June wedding of importance here was the marriage of  Miss Della Miller  of Liberty township and  Scott Meiks,  also of this county, the first vice president of the Indiana Farmers' Federation and one of the most prominent farm leaders in the state.  The couple were married at Clarksburg, Decatur county, by the  Rev. James. L. Brown.  Mr. and Mrs. Meiks have departed for a wedding trip and will make their home at his farm in Marion township on their return.  Miss Miller was a daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller  and is a social leader in the community where she has resided.  She recently returned here from Portland, Ore., where she visited.  Mr. Meiks is an ex-president of the Shelby county farm bureau and has gained much prominence as a speaker on farm subjects in all parts of the state in recent months.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 2, 1907
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NEWS  NOTES.
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          A marriage license was issued Saturday afternoon to  Harry Meiks  and  Miss Zulu Z. Clayton.  The young man is twenty-two years of age and is a farmer, residing in Shelby township.  He is a son of  Albert MeiksMiss Clayton  is the twenty year old daughter of  Marshall Clayton, of near Smithland.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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