Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
June 18, 1934
Page 1
Fred Riser,  Carl Scott
Elected Junior Councilor,
Scribe Respectively, Saturday.
          Fred Riser, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Carl Riser,  was elected junior councilor, and  Carl Scott,  son of  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott, was chosen scribe in the closing session of the eighth annual conclave of the Indiana Demolay Saturday in the Murat Temple in Indianapolis.  Joseph Buller  of Marion was elected grand master councilor,  William Davidson,  of Elkhart, senior councilor; and  Mervin Main  of Elkhart, treasurer.
          On Saturday afternoon, baseball games and other athletic events provided the entertainment and the conclave was closed Saturday night with a ball.
          Several members of the local  William Hacker  Chapter Order of Demolays were present for the sessions on Friday and Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday March 11, 1920
Page 6 column 4
          Verne F. Riser,  who recently returned to his home after three years in the United States Navy, today filed a suit for divorce against  Pearl Riser.  He also asks the custody of their four year old daughter  Dorothy.  Wray and Sullivan are his attorneys
          The complaint states that the couple was married January 24, 1914, and separated June 19, 1916.  Mr. Riser charges that his wife refused to keep their home tidy, and that she would remain in bed late of mornings, refusing to get breakfast, and sometimes refused to prepare other meals for him.  She nagged him about money, he alleges.
          After she abandoned him, he enlisted in the navy, and she filed a suit for divorce.  Later Mrs. Riser dismissed the suit, the husband charges, and sought to obtain a government allowance.  The plaintiff says that he voluntarily made an allotment for the support of the child, but that the mother used most of the money on herself, buying clothing and for pleasure, and that the child benefitted only a small amount.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Shelbyville, Ind., September 18, 1896
Page 2
          Chas. Riser's two sons-in-law and their wives visited him Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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