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The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, September 20, 1905
Page 1
Mrs. Ed Small Takes Four Headache Tablets
and Nearly Loses Her Life.
Physicians Stay at Bedside All Night
Fighting Death Which is Near.
          Mrs. Ed Small, of west Mechanic street, has been as close to death as any one ever gets and yet succeeds in eluding the "Grim Monster."
          Last night the lady was troubled with a headache and decided to take some headache tablets, in order to alleviate the suffering.  At nine o'clock she took four of the tablets and retired for the night.
          At about twelve o'clock her husband was aroused and found Mrs. Small in convulsions.  Dr. Tindall  was called and responded within a very few minutes.  Mrs. Small was unconscious and her condition was dangerous in the extreme.  No one knew that she had taken the medicine and the cause of her sickness was a mystery to all.
          Dr. Tindall called  Dr. Lucas  to his assistance and the two physicians worked with the woman until daylight.  They returned to her bedside later in the morning.  At about nine o'clock she recovered consciousness and told those at her bedside what she had taken.
          It seems that one tablet is the regulation dose, but of this Mrs. Small was not aware and quadrupled the quantity.  It is probably that an ordinary dose would not have injured her.
          Her sons were telegraphed for last night and arrived in this city in a remarkably short time.  Wils Small  made the trip from Greenfield to Shelbyville in two hours, stopping at Fountaintown to take down a fence that obstructed his transit.
          This afternoon Mrs. Small is practically out of danger, and there is little doubt that she will recover.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
July 27, 1905
Page 8
          Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Small  went to Greenfield this morning to visit their son  Wills,  and his wife.  It is the occasion of his fortieth birthday anniversary.  Wills is a Shelbyville product and his numerous friends here extend congratulations to the progressive merchant of Hancock county's capital.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
June 15, 1904
Page 3   column 2
          Ed Small  and  James Row  went to Morristown this morning to attend the Reunion of the 37th Indiana Volunteers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, September 13, 1898
          Wils Small, of Shelbyville, has purchased the agency of the Indianapolis News and Cincinnati Enquire of  Wm. Mitchell  and took charge last Monday.  Mr. Small has been engaged in the news agency business for a number of years and is a hustler.  He has rented the house of  Col. Thayer on Main street and will move his family here next week.-Greenfield Tribune.
Copied by Lorraine Llewellyn

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, January 27, 1886
L O C A L    N E W S.
          Charles Small  ("Peanut")  united with the Methodist Church last night.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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