Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, July 07, 2004
James D. and  Edna M. Sleeth 
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Sleeth, 954 E. Morris Ave., celebrated their 40th anniversary with a Caribbean cruise, March 16-23.
James D. Sleeth and Edna M. Fuchs, married Jan. 19, 1963, Trinity United Methodist Church, by Rev. Ping.
The Sleeths are self-employed.
Member:  Shelbyville City Council, Fifth Ward.
Parents of  Veronica Brown  of Seaford, Va.,  Joyce Witt  of Naples, Fla., and  James A. Sleeth  of Shelbyville.
3 grandchildren.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
May 9, 1915
Page 11
          Mrs. Forest Creek  of Newcastle is here, visiting her brother,  Morris Sleeth  and wife.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, August 24, 1911
Page 4   column 3
          Mrs. Morris Sleeth  and  Mrs. Ed K. Montgomery  were at Rushville today to attend the fair in the interest of the woman's department of the Shelby county Blue Ribbon fair.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, July 18, 1887
          Bert Sleeth  was fined $16 for assault and bettery on  Michael Streng, Sr.,  and $20.50 for racing on the highway, by  Squire Ellis  this morning.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
August 23, 1877
          Carl Sleeth,  after two weeks sickness is again on the streets.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Wednesday, September 28, 1870
Page 2
Unprecendented Fraud and
Villainy! -- Judicial Robes
Trailed in the Dust ! ! --
Judge Sleeth Detected in
the Most Remorseless
Swindling ! ! !
          Mr. Editor -- It will be remembered by most of your readers that the drawing in Bussell's celebrated Lottery took place in Shelbyville during the summer of 1855 and that the drawing was to have been fairly conducted by a number of responsible Directors, and the  Judge Sleeth  (with another not now asking public favors) were made depositaries for the safe-keeping of the books and lists of drawings, at night while the directors should be dispersed.  Well, the time for the drawing approaching, and the tickets not being near all sold, some solicitude was felt on the part of the Doctor's friends for his welfare.  Under these circumstances on the Sunday evening before the drawing, the following conversation passed between Dr. Bussell and a....
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Scioto  Gazette
Chillicothe, Ohio
13 May 1824
          A respectable meeting of the citizens of Shelby county, Indiana, held at Shelbyville, at the house of  Benjamin Willism, Esq. the place of holding circuit courts in said county, on the 19th day of March, 1824 -- Judge Sleeth  was called to the chair, and  Hiram Aldridge, Esq. appointed Secretary.
          Col. Gregory  stated the object of the meeting to be the selection of five persons to act as a committee of corespondence, to communicate with other counties in this state on the subject of the Presidential Election.
          On motion of  Judge Cole,
          Resolved, That the sense of this meeting be taken as to the proper person to fille the Presidential Chair:
          Whereupon, after an animated discussion,  HENRY CLAY  received an almost unanimous vote.
          The following gentlemen were appointed a corresponding committee, to wit:  Col James Gregory,  Abel Cole,  Hiram Aldridge,  Judge Sleeth,  and  John Walker;  who were instructed to select from each Judicial circuit in the state of Indiana suitable persons to act as electors of President and Vice President of the United States, favorable to the election of Henry Clay.
          On motion,
          Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be published in the Western Censor and Emigrant's Guide, the Indianapolis Gazette, and the Brookville Engquirer.
JOHN  SLEETH,  Chairman.      
    Hiram Aldridge,  Sec'ry.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

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