"A Shelbyville, IN, newspaper"
September 9, 1954
Nugent Family Reunion Held at Morrison Park
          Approximately 75 people attended an annual reunion of the Nugent family Sunday at the Laura Morrison Park.  A basket dinner was held at noon and a business session followed.
          Officers elected for the coming year are as follows:  president  Ralph Nugent  of Westport; vice president, Justine Neff  of Indianapolis; secretary, Mrs. Holard Ballman  of Sardinia; and treasurer, Paul Ross  of this city.
          Games and contests were enjoyed during the afternoon and prizes were awarded  Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mahaffey  of Bloomington for attending from the farthest distance;  Mrs. May Nugent  of Columbus for the oldest person present and  Thomas Lee Nugent, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nugent of Westport, for being the youngest present.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for Linda Nugent Fuller

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Shelbyville, Ind., March 12, 1912
Small Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Nugent
Was Made a Ward of Shelby County Today.
          Cecil, the three-year old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Omer Nugent, was made a ward of Shelby county this morning, and will be taken to the Gordon Orphans' Home, where it will hereafter receive proper attention.
          Mr. and Mrs. Nugent have all of their smaller children now in the home as wards of Shelby county.  Part of the evidence was heard last Friday, after Mrs. Nugent had filed a petition in juvenile court to have the child sent to the Orphans' Home, and  Everett E. Stroup, who has acted as special judge in this case, ordered that the father and child appear in court this morning, and they obeyed the orders of the judge.  It was decided, after the remaining evidence was heard, to send the child to the home.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for Linda Nugent Fuller

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 22, 1898
Page 2 column 3
Was Mrs. Mary Nugent, Of Marion Township
Her Son John Visits the State Fair
and Talks of His Mother’s Hidden Wealth,
and Saturday Night Robbers Visit Their Home
and Secure $285 in Gold
          About two years ago Mrs. Mary Nugent, of Marion township, was allowed a pension and a large amount of back pay, the greater portion of which she put to good use, and keeping the remainder she secreted it in and around her home.  Last week her son, John, who resides with her, went to Indianapolis to attend the State Fair and to visit his older brother, who is married and employed in the street-car service there. John fell in with several smooth strangers during his stay, and imparted to them the fact that his mother had $285 in gold secreted at home-she didn’t believe in banks as they were liable to “bust,” you know. Saturday John returned home and about midnight the family was awakened by the barking of the watch dog, and John, going to the front door of their little home, was confronted by two men who bound, gagged and tied him to a tree.  They then entered the house and, with drawn revolvers, made the old lady reveal the hiding place of her gold, after which they treated her similar to John, tying her to a bed post, secured the money and departed. The men were not masked and went to the Nugent home on bicycles, wearing regular bike costumes.  They were, beyond all doubt, from Indianapolis and young Nugent, it is said, recognized one of the men as a man he had met, during his visit in Indianapolis, by the name of Whitney.  Parties came in from Marion township last night and went to Indianapolis with a description of the men and in an effort to secure their arrest, if possible.  There were the usual number of conflicting stories in circulation yesterday and this morning regarding the robbery; one was to the effect on leaving Mrs. Nugent’s the men lost their way and, calling at the home of a farmer, with drawn revolvers, forced him to hitch up and pilot them “out of the woods.”  Another was that the money was hidden in a bucket in a well and that in drawing the bucket up one of the robbers fell into the well and came near drowning; another was that the money was buried in the yard back of the house near where the watch dog had been found with its throat cut.  It is understood that the money was secreted in the house.  The victim of the robbery is a peculiar acting woman, aged about sixty years, and is known to almost all our people, thereby.  She is very spry, and when she visits this city she is constantly on the go from the times she enters the city until she departs for home.  She dresses very odd, wearing her dresses very short, as though proud of the heavy shoes which incase her feet.  And which she sets down on the sidewalk with a firm step, and in a manner that would lead one to the belief that she would be capable of cleaning out half a dozen robbers.  In her loss, however, Mrs. Nugent is to be pitied, and it is to be hoped that the thieves will be captured and that her money or the greater portion of it will be returned to her.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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