Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
August 3, 1936
Page 3   column 1
S O C I E T Y   N E W S
Frances Phares, Society Editor
          A large number of descendants of  Robert Monroe  joined in an all-day meeting Sunday, at the J. O. Hendricks camp.
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Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 16, 1934
Page 3 column 3
Sisters, StepDaughter, Niece and
2 Nephews To Share Bulk of Estate
          Three sisters, a stepdaughter, two nephews and a niece of  Mrs. Celeste E. Monroe, Shelbyville resident whose death occurred Sunday, are named as beneficiaries in her will, which was probated in the Shelby Circuit Court today.
          Morton O. Bland, executor of the will, filed bond of $2,000 with the county clerk, giving the value of her personal property as $1,000 and that of the real estate left by the testatrix as $1,800.
          The will provides for sale of the property and for payment of debts out of the proceeds, in addition to the purchase of a marker for the grave of the testatrix, the marker to cost from $100 to $150. The sum of $50 is willed to the trustees of the Copeland cemetery.
          One-fifth of the balance is left to each of the sisters,  Eliza Legan,  Elizabeth Walker,  and  India Cortelyou; another fifth to  Jennie Wolf, a stepdaughter; and the remaining fifth is to be shared equally by  Hershel Harrell  and  Morris Harrell, nephews, and  Carrie Bowman, a niece.  The will was signed June 27, 1930, and witnessed by Ruth Fox and Herbert C. Jones.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Kokomo  Tribune
Saturday, August 10, 1929
          Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cage  and daughter  Thelma, motored to Shelbyville Sunday and attended the  Monroe  reunion.  Mrs. Laura Collins  accompanied them and visited with  Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Philips.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, June 18, 1909
Page 1
Harry  Monroe,  Who  Came  Here  From  Wabash  County
About  a  Year Ago,  Is  Missing--Had Secured
Loan  of  Sixty-five  Dollars--Wife  Is  Also  Gone.
          A young man named  Harry Monroe,  who came here from near Wabash about a year ago, has left Shelbyville, and relatives of the man and his wife are unable to give any information concerning his whereabouts.  He was accompanied by his wife, who was formerly  Miss Lulu Holmes,  of this city.  They left here about a week or ten days ago, it is understood.
          Monroe was formerly employed at the Conrey-Birely factory, but has not been working there lately; in fact, has been without employment of any kind for several weeks.  Early during this month he secured a loan of about sixty-five dollars from parties in this city, executing a chattel mortgage on household furniture which at the time of the mortgage he asserted belongs to him.  His wife also joined in the mortgage.
          The loan or any part of it has not been repaid.  Monroe is gone, so is the sixty-five dollars.  And now it has developed that the household goods which Monroe mortgaged were not his property, but that in reality they belonged to his month-in-law, Mrs. Holmes,  who resides on west Hendricks street.  It is also said that Monroe had made an effort to sell some of these household goods, but had been unsuccessful.
          The young man is well known in police circles, as he has had some trouble with the authorities here a few months ago.  When he first came here, and prior to his marriage, he was known by two different names, one name havin been given at the s hop where he was employed and another at the house where he was boarding.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 7, 1905
Small Building Consumed by Fire Near Geneva on Tuesday.
          A small barn on the farm of  Alfred Monroe,  located about two miles southwest of Geneva, was burned to the ground on Tuesday afternoon about 3:30 o'clock.
          The barn contained only a small amount of grain and hay and the live stock was all rescued from the burning building.  The farming implements and harness were also mostly all taken out.  The loss will not exceed $400.  Mr. Monroe carried no insurance.
          The fire is supposed to have been caused by children who were playing with matches in the barn.

The  Jasper  Weekly  Courier
10 Apr 1896
Page 6
                In Shelby township, Shelby county, the other morning, the clothing of Mrs. Amelia Monroe, aged 89 years, became ignited while standing before an open fireplace.  Before the flames could be extinguished she was so badly burned that she died. . . .
                Amelia Monroe, aged 89, died at Shelbyville the other night from the effects of burns received several nights before.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

The  Daily  Republican
Tuesday, April 12, 1887
Page 1, column 6
          Sunday, April 10th, was a happy occasion for the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and relations of  Joseph Monroe, when about one hundred met to celebrate his eighty-second birthday.  The father of these children was born in the year 1805 in Highland county, Virginia.  When he was but a few years of age his parents moved to Claremont county, Ohio, where he resided until 1829, when he moved to this county and settled in the northwestern part of Noble township where he has resided ever since.  It has been the custom of the children for a number of years to meet at the old homestead and recall the happy hours that have been spent there, and to show their love and gratitude to their father who watched over and protected them during their infancy.  Although he has long since passed the allotted time of life, it is hoped that he may live to enjoy many more happy birthdays.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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