Shelby  County  Indiana
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Ray



A Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper
Thursday, July 19, 1956
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TROTH  ANNOUNCED
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          Mrs. Edna Ray,  127 Elizabeth St. announces engagement of daughter  Marilyn  to  Jim Deupree, son of  Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Deupree  of Rolling Ridge Addition.
Submitted by T Nugent
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
September 28, 1928
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Ten Years Ago Today
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           Harry C. Ray, justice of the peace tried his first case of a state charge.
Contributed by Linda Allen


 

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, April 21, 1916.
Page 1
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ENTERTAINED  AT  A
SIX  O'CLOCK  DINNER
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Wi-Hub Circle Met At Home Of
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ray
Last Night.
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          The members of the Wi-Hub Circle were entertained in a most charming manner last evening at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ray on east Pennsylvania street.  The circle assembled at the Ray home at 6:30 o'clock to enjoy a sumptuous dinner.  The meeting was to have been held tonight, but on account of the golden jubilee celebration which is to be held at the Franklin street school building tonight, the meeting was held one night earlier.
          The regular program for the evening consisted of two papers, one by  Frank J. Rembusch,  the well known local moving picture man, on the subject, "Moving Pictures."  Mr. Rembusch is known as one of the most progressive men in that business all over the United States, beside being the inventor of the famous mirror screen.  The other paper was given by  Mrs. H. C. Sexton,  being a review of the book, "Come into the Garden, Maud."
          Guests of the circle last evening were  Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Wykoff,  Mrs. Hattie Robins,  Misses Minnie Fultz,  Josephine and Laura Morrison.  The club will meet on May 5 with  Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Harrison.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
November 28, 1914
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DR.  F. E.  RAY
WILL  LEAVE  THIS  CITY

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PROMINENT  PHYSICIAN  WILL
REMOVE  TO  INDIANAPOLIS  AND
WILL  HAVE  CHARGE  OF  A  DRUG  STORE
IN  EAST  WASHINGTON  STREET.
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          After practicing medicine in this city for fourteen years, Dr. F. E. Ray, a prominent physician, will locate in Indianapolis, where he will take charge of the drug store he has owned for some time.  Dr. Ray was forced to give up the practice of medicine on account of his health.  The doctor will have an office in connection with the drug store, but will make no calls.
          Dr. Ray has practiced medicine for twenty-five years.  For six years he was a physician at the Insane Hospital, Indianapolis.  He spent one year at the Indianapolis City Hospital, four years at Fairland and fourteen years in this city.
          The drug store in Indianapolis he owns is located at 2444 East Washington street.  The doctor will move to Indianapolis in about two weeks, but his wife will not locate there until about the first of the year.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Friday, February 14, 1913.
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CORONER'S  VERDICT
WAS  FILED  THURSDAY
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FOLLOWED  OFFICIAL  INVESTIGATION
OF  THE  DEATH  OF  ALEXANDER  RAY.
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          County Coroner  Dr. M. M. Wells, of Fairland, filed his official finding Thursday evening at the county clerk's office in the death of Alex Ray who passed away at his home, 345 east Pennsylvania street, last Sunday night.
          In reference to the case the coroner's verdict contains the following:
          "The body was very cold and rigid.  He must have died before midnight or on February 9, 1913.  Stomach and abdomen tympanitic.  No marks of violence.  He had had a chronic bronchitis for several years and was coughing severely for some time.  He had been eating very heartily for several days.  I examined  Mrs. Luella Ray, his wife, very carefully, and am satisfied that death was from natural causes.
          "I,  M. M. Wells, coroner of Shelby county, after viewing the body of Alex Ray, hearing the evidence of witnesses and making other necessary enquiries, find that death was caused from a funtional heart trouble following an acute indigestion.  The heart was already weakened from a chronic bronchitis of long standing."
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
February 13 or 15, 1913
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GRAND  JURY  MIGHT  HAVE  GEO. M. RAY
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LARGE  NUMBER  OF  INDICTMENTS  FOUND
AND  IT  IS  SAID  THAT  ONE  OF  THEM
IS  AGAINST  FORMER  LOCAL  RESIDENT
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          The Federal grand jury, which has been in session for a week in Indianapolis, has returned forty-four indictments to Judge Anderson and has been discharged by that official. Capiases will be issued as soon as possible and the indicted men will be arraigned Tuesday, February 25th.   Their trials will be set some time after March 11th.  The Indianapolis Star has the following to say:
          “It was reported Wednesday that George M. Ray, publisher of the Indianapolis Herald, had been indicted for sending improper matter through the mails, but no capias has been issued as yet for his arrest.”
          Ray, some time ago, had an article in his paper covering almost the entire front page relative to an alleged elopement and marriage of an Indianapolis man and a former Shelbyville girl, and it is the supposition that if an indictment has been returned against him it is for the publication of this article.
Ray is Arrested.
          Ray was placed under arrest this morning, according to the Indianapolis News of today, which contains the following article:
          “George Ray, publisher of the Herald, at Indianapolis, was arrested by the United States Marshal today on the charge of sending nonmalleable matter through the mail.  He was released on a $500 bond signed by Arch Young.
          “Ray refused to make a public statement aside from saying that Clyde P. Miller, who appeared before the grand jury, was angry on account of the story published in the Herald of January 23rd.
          “It was an article concerning the domestic relations of Mr. Miller and followed the marriage and subsequent trip to California.  It is understood that the contents of a letter alleged to have been mailed to Miller by Ray formed the basis of the indictment.”
Submitted by Melinda Moore Weaver


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday, October 5, 1907
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PERSONALS.
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          Mrs. F. E. Ray  went to Columbus today to attend the Bartholomew county home-coming.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 6, 1904
Page 1, column 6
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CENTENARIAN
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In The City Tuesday Climbed Two Flights Of Stairs
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          Mrs. Martha Ray  and her four living children - Lewis Ray,  Joel Ray,  James Ray  and  Mrs. Mary Cobbler, all of whom reside in Brandywine township, came to Shelbyville Tuesday morning and went to the Rhoads gallery, where they had a group photograph of the mother and four children taken.
          Mrs. Martha Ray was born in North Carolina, February 1, 1806, and came with her parents, Henry and Mary Nail, to Shelby County in 1824, settling in Brandywine township where she has continued to reside to this time.  If Mrs. Ray should live until next February she will be 99 years old.
          She is a most remarkable woman for one her age.  She never wore a pair of spectacles in her life, can walk about fairly well, came to town today and climbed the stairs to the photograph gallery and afterward, assisted by her son, Joel, and accompanied by the other members of the family, visited the Democrat and was shown through its offices.
          Mrs. Ray's oldest child is Lewis, who is now nearly 76 years old and her youngest is James, 63 years old.
          Martha Nail settled with her parents Henry and Mary Nail, near the Ray church, in Brandywine township when they came here in 1824.  She was married to Brant Ray in 1828 and he departed this life in 1853.
          She makes her home with her children and recently has been living with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ray at Fairland, but they will start to Alabama tonight to spend the winter and Mrs. Ray will go to live with her son Joel.
          Obediah Nail, who died at almost a hundred, at his residence in east Pennsylvania street about four or five years ago, was her last surviving brother, her sisters had all died previously.
          Besides her three sons and one daughter, who are with Mrs. Martha Nail-Ray to cheer and comfort her in her old days, she has thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren to make her happy.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
June 15, 1904
Page 3   column 2
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LOCAL  NEWS
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          Chas. Ray  called at the Democrat office to-day and spent a pleasant half hour in conversation.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
May 19, 1899
Page 1
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PARAGRAPHS  ABOUT  PEOPLE.
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          Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ray  are at home from Indianapolis, where  Mrs. Ray  was chosen Treasurer of the Rebekah Assembly, on the second ballot.  Mrs. Ray's predecessor is  Mrs. C. J. Rhodes, of Lafayette, and has just sent the new officer several hundred dollars, which has been placed in bank to the credit of the Assembly.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
February 2, 1893
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          The case of  George M. Ray,  of Shelbyville, whose trial was set for yesterday, before  Judge F. S. Swift, of the Union [County] circuit court, was called.  Ray is reported to be sick and his attorneys filed affidavits to that effect and asked for a continuance, which was granted until the April term.  Ray appeared in flying style when he negotiated the sale of some $2,000 worth of fraudulent warrants, as alleged by banker  J. P. Kennedy, who bought the warrants ... [Article continues.  Taken from a Connersville, Indiana, newspaper]
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
February 25, 1892
Page 3
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City and County.
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           Mr. George M. Ray  on Thursday sold out his territory in the school supply business to  Mr. Charles F. Cockhran  formerly of Lafayette, but now of Frankfort, Indiana.  George will devote his time to selling lots in his new addition which he has now platted and [are] ready for the market.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 5, 1892
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          The French History Class meets with  Saide Ray  on Friday afternoon.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
October 8, 1891
Page 3
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          John W. Ray  of Union township was a caller on the Democrat last Saturday.  Mr. Ray is one of our oldest and best subscribers.  He enjoys the respect of all who know him and is a carpenter who fully understands his business.
Copied by Susan Kelley


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
August 9, 1888
Page 4   column 2
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L O C A L   N E W S.
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          Mack Bales  of London, was in the city this morning.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
November 22, 1888
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          Here's a pretty howdedo.  Scott Ray's contest for a seat in the Senate is based on the fact that a member of the election board in one of the precincts of Decatur county is a relative of one of the candidates.  On this account the contestant demands that the vote of the whole precinct be thrown out.  If this rule works there it will of course have to apply to other precincts as well.  Now it turns out that George Isley, who was a member of the election board in Jackson township, is an own cousin to Dr. Charles Tindall who was a candidate for coroner in this county at the late election. According to the reasoning in Scott Ray's complaint the vote of Jackson township to be thrown out and this would take off a big slice from his majority in Shelby county.  Examination may show that other members of the election board in the two counties may be relatives of some of the many candidates.  How would the Demoratic candidates for county offices like it if enough of such cases as that of George Isley should be found to defeat their election?  Yet it is a poor rule that won't work both ways.  Let some one in the various precincts inquire into this matter of relationship and see how many more cases will be developed.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Shelbyville, Ind., November 16, 1888
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          The Shelby Times comments as follows on the prospective contest of  W. S.  Ray  vs.  Samuel  J.  Carpenter:
"We are loth [sic] to believe that W. S. Ray, who was rejected at the polls by his own party on account of his own conduct, will attempt to foist himself upon the district by a technicality to be arbitrarily used by a Democratic majority in the Senate.  No man who is a true friend of Mr. Ray and a true friend of the Democratic party would advise him to take such a step.  It will bode no good for the party here, and can given no advantage in the Legislature.  As to the use of money there is but little doubt that both parties in Shelby county used all they could raise.  The man who has always winked at the use of money at the polls is in no position to squeal if he gets beat at his own game.  If Mr. Ray and the other leaders of the party will from now on oppose the use of money in elections of all kinds, no Republican will ever dare to attempt to buy an office in this country in the future. Let us profit by the past and drive doodle from this county entirely.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Wednesday, October 3, 1883
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LOCAL  NEWS
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          The Kensington meets at the residence of  Miss Mary Ray, on south Harrison street, to-morrow afternoon at the usual time.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
August 9, 1888
Page 4   column 1
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          Thad Ray  has returned after an absence of several months.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper
March, 1867
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Sheriff's  Sale.
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By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk's Office of Shelby County Common Pleas Court, wherein Joseph D. and James Lacy, are plaintiffs and  Martha M. Ray and  Jesse Ray are defendants, requiring me to make the sum of one hundred and ninety-seven dollars and ninety-one cents, with interest on said decree, and costs, I will sell at public sale to the highest bidder, on

Saturday,  the  6th  day  of  April,  1867

between the hours of 10 o'clock A.M. and 4 o'clock P.M. of said day, at the door of the Court House of said Shelby county, Indiana, the rents and profits of a term not exceeding seven years, of the following described Real Estate, to wit:
          Situate in the County of Shelby and State of Indiana, viz:  Part of lot number twenty-three (23) on Jackson street in the town of Fairland, Indiana, described as follows:  Commencing at the North-west corner of said lot running East twenty-two (22) feet, South six (6) rods, West twenty-two (22) feet, North six (6) rods to the place of beginning.
          And if such rents and profits will not sell for a sufficient sum to satisfy such decree, interest and costs, I will, at the same time and place, expose at Public Sale the fee-simple of said Real Estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to discharge said decree, interest and costs.
          Said sale will be made without any relief whatever from Valuation or Appraisement Laws.
March 14, 1867 --- $12                                        E. B.  AMSDEN, S. S. C.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Dec 2000

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