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The  Kokomo  Tribune
August 19, 1931
Page 7
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HEAD-ON  CRASH
IS  FATAL  TO  YOUTHS
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Shelbyville, Ind., August 18.
          Woodrow Reed, 18, living west of Shelbyville, and  Cecil Wiley, 18, of Shelbyville, were killed today in the collision of an automobile and a truck on state road 29, six miles east of here.  Morris Parker, of Shelbyville, and  Dale Sweet, also of Shelbyville, who was driving the car in which the others were riding were seriously injured.  They were brought to Major Memorial hospital here.  As Sweet started to pass another vehicle their car collided head-on with an express truck driven by  John Whitmore  of Madison.  Reed and Wiley were dead when taken from the wreckage.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, January 14, 1926
Page 1   column 5
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STILL  IS  FOUND;    
        OWNER  IN  JAIL
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Sheriff and Deputy Raid House of
James R. Reed and Confiscated
Apparatus.
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          James R. Reed, of Noble township, is held in the Shelby coutny jail, for charges to be filed in connection with the finding of a five-gallon still, a quantity of mash and equipment for the manufacture of intoxicating liquor in the basement of his home.  He was taken in charge this morning [my copy ends here].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday May 5, 1923
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MAN  IN  PRISON  IS
SUED  FOR  DIVORCE
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(From Saturdayís Daily)
          A complaint for a divorce and change of name has been filed in the Shelby circuit court by  Mrs. Augusta Reed, of Moral township, against  George W. Reed, who is serving a sentence of two to fourteen years in the Indiana state prison for forgery. Mrs. Reed asks that her former name of  Augusta Willis be restored by the court in the judgment on the complaint, which was prepared by Wray & Sullivan, attorneys.
          Mrs. Reed alleges the defendant failed to provide clothing for her and that she was compelled to purchase clothing and food for herself and the defendant from money she obtained by the sale of butter, eggs and cream that was furnished by her relatives. The defendant was convicted of forgery in the Shelby circuit court March 31, 1921, under the name of  George M. Reed, the complaint asserts.
          Mr. and Mrs. Reed were married September 1919, and the separation occurred at the time of Mr. Reedís conviction on the forgery charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday November 14, 1906
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PARTIAL  DIVORCE  GRANTED
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Mrs. Julia Reed and Husband Separated for Two Years
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          Judge Sparks today granted to  Mrs. Julia Reed a partial divorce from her husband,  Enzer Reed, the lady to have the custody of the child. The divorce is one from bed and board only and it to be of two years duration.
          Mrs. Reed lives in Jackson township. Her husband is the son of  Ezra Reed, of Hope.  The young husband is accused of being frequently intoxicated and having a number of quarrels with his wife and her relatives as well as with his own father.  He also failed to provide a home for his wife, but contends that because of unpleasantness at his fatherís house, he could not take his wife there with him.  He made a frank witness on the stand and admitted of the allegations in the complaint.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 2, 1903
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          Wm. Reed  and  John Hoyer, his son-in-law, were in the city today (Thursday) and paid the Democrat office a pleasant call.  Mr. Reed although past 73 years of age, does not seem to have grown a day older in the last ten years.  He informed the Democrat that his son, Jacob Reed, who moved from here to Boone County last year, has purchased a farm in Edwards County, Illinois, moved there last fall.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday September 17, 1894
Page 1 column 6
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          What will no doubt prove a murder, occurred near St. Paul in Decatur county, yesterday afternoon.  Eugene Leffler  and  Charles Reed, with a number of companions, were returning from a game of ball, and were laughing and jesting with one another, little thinking what a sad ending the same would terminate in.  Reed said something to Leffler which caused the latter to lightly, and in a good humor, slap Reed in the face, when with but a momentís warning, and to the utter astonishment of the party, the latter drew back with a ball bat he was carrying, and landed a blow across the head of his good-natured playmate, felling him to the ground and knocking him unconscious, from which condition he has never changed. Leffler was picked up by the other members of the crowd and carried to the home of his father,  Samuel Leffler, who resides in Shelby county, and  Dr. F. M. Howard summoned.  The doctor at once pronounced his injuries fatal, his skull being crushed. Reed is about twenty-two years of age and a son of  Peter Reed, a well-known resident of Noble township.  Both men are single and have heretofore borne the best of reputations and were popular with all who knew them.  It was reported yesterday morning that Reed had skipped the country.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
September 6, 1883
Page 1
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          Misses Fannie Reed  and  Anna Michener  of Connersville, are visiting relatives here.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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