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Powell


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday January 22, 1925
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NAMED  GUARDIAN  FOR  MOTHER
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          Mrs. Edith Harley, of this city has been appointed guardian of her mother,  Mrs. Sarah Ann Powell,  in the Shelby circuit court.  Mrs. Powell is 86 years old and was declared incapable of managing her property which is valued at $1,500.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Star
November 28, 1915
Page 71  Column 7
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Shelbyville
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          Mrs. Gladys Powell  is in Indianapolis visiting  Mrs. W. F. McCain.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Indianapolis  Star
September 12, 1915
Page 43 Column 5
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SHELBYVILLE.
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          Mr. and Mrs. George A. Powell  and  Mr. and Mrs. John Stephan  spent last week at Warsaw.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 6, 1914
Page 3

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          Miss Erie Berck  spent Thursday night with  Miss Gladys Powell.
          Miss Gladys Powell  took dinner Wednesday with  Misses Ura and  Erie Berck.
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Ibid.
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          Miss Nannie Anderson  entertained her young friends at a New Year's party at her home on Washington street, Shelbyville, Thursday evening.  The evening was spent in music, games and dancing.  Refreshments consisting of ice Cream and cake were served.  Those present were  Misses Esther Straub,  Fay Maple,  Ethel Kaster,  Erie Berck,  Henrietta Roth,  Gladys Powell, Ethel Oakley,  Marie Roth,  Edna Godwin,  Florence Straub,  Grace Roth,  and  Messrs. Lawrence Rehme,  Ralph Coleman,  Henry Seward,  Louis Weintraut,  Clem Firsich,  Floyd Brown,  Ralph Shriner,  Mat Weintraut  and  Will Vierling.  The evening pased[sic] all to[sic] soon for the merry crowd.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 6, 1911
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          Miss Mary Powell,  of Indianapolis, spent Saturday and Sunday here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Powell.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 28, 1901
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          See  George Powell  for fancy hose and neckwear.  He carries the largest and nobbiest line in the city.  His new goods for spring are now in; also his new samples of shirtings for shirts made to order.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday, September 29, 1899
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          Those who buy winter underwear of  George Powell  will not be disappointed.  They will not only have a large assortment to select from, but get the best value for their money ever offered from the 50 cent garments up, also special underwear for both ladies and gents made to order.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, August 29, 1899
Page 2, column 1
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          Hats and caps for children, new styles and colors, also some new styles in hats for boys.  G. A. Powell.

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Ibid.
Page 3
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A  TRIPLE  TRAGEDY
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Two  Women  and  a  Man Shot
Down  Near  Rushville.
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Grant  Powell,  Divorced  Husband
of  Ruby  Powell,  Arrested  for
the Crime -- The Details.
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          Our neighboring city of Rushville is having an unusual run of crime.  During the past few months there have been a number of suicides, a murder and now comes a triple tragedy the particulars of which follow: 
          An attempt was made at 2 o'clock Sunday morning to kill three people at a house four miles west of this city.  Two of them may die and the third is badly wounded.  Grant Powell is charged with the crime, but he denies all knowledge of it.  The wounded are:
          Mrs. Ruby Powell,  thirty years old, shot in the face, neck and breast and left eye shot out, internal hemorrhages, may die.
          William Searcey,  twenty-two years old, shot in both arms, in the back and breast, condition critical.
          Mrs. Elizabeth Veatch,  seventy seven years old, shot in the right shoulder; injuries not dangerous.
          Mrs. Powell is the divorced wife of  Grant Powell, who is connected with one of the best-known families in the county.  Mrs. Powell and her three children, aged respectively eight, six, four, live with her grandmother, Mrs. Veatch, on a farm owned by the latter.  Searcey came here two weeks ago from Woodford county, Kentucky, where his parents live, and has since been making his home with Mrs. Veatch, who knew his family in Kentucky.
          Mrs. Veatch has been troubled with hay fever, causing her granddaughter, Mrs. Powell, to sit up sometimes until near morning.  Mrs. Powell and Searcey and Mrs. Powells' son  Tony  were up until 2 o'clock this morning.  They amused themselves by playing on an organ and singing.  Searcey asked for a glass of water and Mrs. Powell accompanied him to the kitchen door, holding a light and lamp in her right hand.  Searcey had pumped but a few seconds when a shotgun was fired from a few feet away from him in an orchard.  The shot effect in Searcey's left arm and breast.  He retreated to the kitchen, Mrs. Powell leading the way.  From the kitchen they stepped into the dining room, which opened on the east side through a screen door.  Mrs. Powell held a lamp at a door leading from the dining room into a back bedroom and Searcey staggered toward her.  When the young man was about to enter the open bedroom door a second shot was fired which struck Searcey in the back and right arm.  Part of this load struck Mrs. Powell in the face, neck and breast, putting out her left eye and lacerating her face and neck.  The woman, wounded and terrified, dropped her lamp on the floor and threw herself on a bed.  The bedroom door was closed Searcey, who staggered into an adjoining room and fell on a sofa.
          The would-be assassin then ran around to the north side or front of the house and fired again through the open door.  This charge passed through two doors and lodged in the wall of the bedroom in which Mrs. Powell lay.  Stray shot from the third discharge wounded Mrs. Veatch in the right shoulder.  Mrs. Veatch screamed loudly for help.  Her cries, with the report of the gun, aroused the neighborhood and brought help.
          The house looked like a slaughter pen, the floor and furniture having been bespattered with the blood of the wounded people.  Dr. Wooden was called Rushville and Sheriff rice and Deputy Sheriff Jackson summoned.
          Although the wounded people did not see the would-be murdered, they charged its commission to Grant Powell, the former husband of Mrs. Powell, from who she acquired a divorce at the June term of court.  Powell was found in bed at the home of  John Lucas, one-half mile west of the city, and when arrested, he denied all knowledge of the shooting and said he could prove an alibi.  There is strong circumstantial evidence against Powell, and it is said he made it known to several people that he would kill his former wife.  Last Friday he went to Mrs. Veatch's home and said that if his divorced wife did not get Searcey away he would kill him the first time the young Kentuckian crossed his path.  A double barrel shotgun was found in Powell's room when he was arrested.
          The shooting has caused a wave of indignation in Rush county and if Mrs. Powell dies her slayer may be summarily dealt with if his guilt is conclusively established.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, July 29, 1899
Page 4
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          Handkerchief ties, a large lot of entirely new designs for 50 cents each.  Just received.  Geo. A. Powell.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Jan 2001


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, August 12, 1898
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          Mr. E. S. Powell, who has been sick all summer, was down town Wednesday afternoon.  He took the time to call at The Republican office for a little chat.  Mr. Powell has concluded, on account of ill health, to sell his suburban home and move back to town.
Copied by Lorraine Llewellyn


The  Daily  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind.
June 6, 1892
Page 4
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          Rice's Prize Poems at  W. A. Powell's.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, March 7, 1887
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          Arthur Thurston,  J. A. Tindall,  L. C. Powell,  and  Mrs. C. W. Neighbors  were among those who went to Indianapolis to day.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, October 1, 1883
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          Smoke the Honey Bee cigar, clear Havana filler.  For sale by  L. C. Powell.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Cambridge  City  Tribune
Wayne County, Indiana
January 29, 1880
Page 3, column 1
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          Dr. J. N. Lucas, of our city, and  Miss Maggie Powell, of Shelbyville, Ind., were married Wednesday, the 28th inst., at Shelbyville.
Contributed by Laurie Huey


A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
August/September, 1847
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Administrator's Notice.
          NOTICE  is hereby given that the undersigned has taken out letters of administration on the estate of  Murphy Powel, late of Shelby county, Indiana, dec'd.  All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims against the same, will present them legally authenticated for settlement.
          Said estate is supposed to be insolvent.
JESSE  TALBERT,  adm'r.
August  13, 1847.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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