Shelby  County  Indiana
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Rutherford


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday Afternoon, June 20, 1927
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TOOK  "FINDER"  WALK
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          Louis Rutherford, Jr.,  two year old son of  Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rutherford,  700 West Franklin street, formerly of St. Paul, wandered away from home Sunday morning.  The child was found in North West street by  Harry Shelk.  Mr. Shelk asked the baby where he lived and he pointed south.  The two started south on West Street, and when they completed their walk were in the 1100 block south.  The the officers were notified and it was not long until the boy was back home again, tired but happy.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 14, 1924
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COUPLE  TOLD  SORDID        
        STORY  OF  RELATIONS
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          Neglect of a sick wife and two children for another woman, who entered the home and carried on relations with the husband before the eyes of his family, were details of a sordid story told in city court Friday evening.  At the close of the recital,  Louis Rutherford,  residing on east Mechanic street, and  Mrs. Mae Williams, of John street, were found guilty of adultery, each was fined $5 and costs and sentenced to 45 daysí imprisonment, the woman in the correctional department of the womenís state prison and Rutherford to the Indiana state farm.
          Complaints had been made to the authorities on several occasions of the intimacy between Rutherford and Mrs. Williams, who is the wife of  Ellie Williams.  Rutherford refused to work and support his family, it was said, so great was his infatuation over Mrs. Williams.  The case was investigated by  Mrs. George Rapp, secretary of the Federated Charities, and  Miss Jeanette Toner, of Shelby county, visiting nurse, who were called to administer charity and medical assistance to the Rutherford family.
          Rutherford was arrested Friday afternoon and made a complete confession of his relations with Mrs. Williams, telling the officers that he didnít know what had come over him.  Mrs. Williams was arrested and also admitted to the charge.  She told of having gone to the home of Rutherford and there openly carried on her affair with him, before his wife and children.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 22, 1923
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COUPLE  REUNITED  AFTER        
        INDICTMENT  WAS  ISSUED
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          Wilbur Rutherford, of near St. Paul, was arrested in this city Saturday evening by deputy Sheriff Crosby, on an indictment issued by the Shelby county grand jury at the recent session, charging him with failure to support his children.  He was released on a bond of $500 which was furnished by Herbert DePrez and Harry W. DePrez as surety.  Rutherford was arrested at the home of his wife on Hamilton street.  At the time of the grand jury investigation, Rutherford and his wife were separated and the charge of failure to support was made against him; however, since the indictment was issued, the couple was reconciled.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Shelbyville, Ind.
February 1, 1871
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          In Noble township on Monday last, two brothers named Rutherford were out hunting with a rifle, which one was carrying with the hammer cocked.  The trigger came in contact with a bush or stick, the gun was discharged, the ball taking effect in the knee of the brother, inflicting a serious wound.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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