Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday November 9, 1906
           Attorney L. F. Wilson has returned from Indianapolis, where in the Superior Court, he represented the defendant in the case of  Anna Roberts  VS  Charles Roberts, a suit for divorce.
          The parties to the suit have been separated for about four years.  The defendant and three children have been residing here with his parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Simon Roberts, while the plaintiff has resided in Indianapolis.
          There was no contention as to the divorce, but Grandpa Roberts has become greatly attached to the children and Attorney Wilson was employed in the case to secure an order of the court to place the care and custody of the children in the hands of the old gentleman and this the court did to the delight of the grandfather.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, May 20, 1899
Page 1
          Frank Roberts,  a well-known colored man, is always boasting of his ability as a boxer,and yesterday he suddenly run out his "dukes" in front of  Harry Ferguson,  who weighs about as much as one of Frank's "mitts,"  when Ferguson, quick as a flash, let fly, and down went Roberts, flatter than a flounder.  Frank wants to fight now, every time Ferguson's name is mentioned, which is about every three [my copy ends here].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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