Shelby  County  Indiana
Newspaper  Articles

Smith


The  Kokomo  Tribune
January 2, 1964
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          Austin Smith, 74, Shelbyville, died of a heart attack Wednesday after shoveling snow at his home.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


An  Indianapolis  Newspaper
May 14, 1960
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Contact the Indiana State Library for a full copy.
Accidents, Automobile / Mrs. Mabel Smith filed $90,000 suit against James McCarthy for accident Nov. 6, 1958 on Indiana 9 near Shelbyville. S. May 14, 1960. p. 28, c. 1


The  Kokomo Tribune
August 12, 1935
Page 7
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Shelbyville, Ind., Aug 12. ----A backing auto polo car at the county fairgrounds snapped a utility pole Sunday, injuring two ten year old boys, one seriously.  Norman Smith, struck across the abdomen, suffered internal injuries.  A son of  Mr. and Mrs. George Morse  was injured about the head.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, October 6, 1932
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          Mrs. Charles E. Smith  entertained at her home in East Mechanic street yesterday for the ladies aid of the First Presbyterian church of Greenfield, in an all-day meeting.  There were twenty-five guests present.  The luncheon was served at noon and an interesting business session was conducted in the afternoon.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, October 25, 1926
Page 1  column 6
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CLAIMS  HE  SAW
SMITH  ON  ROAD
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Local Garage Employe Declares
Man He Saw Was Ebenezer
Smith.
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          That  Ebenezer Smith,  local business man, who has been missing for more than a week, was seen on the Norristown pike late last Friday night, was the information given to the police officers here today.  The statement was made by  Clyde Howard,  employ at the City Garage in east Washington street, and it is being investigated by the officers.
          Mr. Howard stated that he was driving an automobile coming to Shelbyville when he saw a man walking toward him in the middle of the road.  He slowed the car and was forced to the extreme side of the road to keep from hitting the man.  Mr. Howard claims that as he passed the man he recognized him as Mr. Smith and is certain that he was not mistaken in the identity.
          The incident was not reported by Mr. Howard until today since he said he did not feel that Mr. Smith was wanted by the officers and that he did not think to tell his story to members of the family who are searching for the missing man.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday January 4, 1926
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DIVORCE  ACTION  WITHDRAWN
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          Harry R. Smith  has dismissed his complaint for a divorce from  Helen Smith,  which was filed recently in the Shelby Circuit court.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday April 21, 1925
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SEEKS  DIVORCE    
    $1,500  ALIMONY
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Mary E. Smith Has Filed Suit
Against Samuel J. Smith
In Court Here
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    ASKS  SHARE    
        IN  PROPERTY
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          Mrs. Mary E. Smith, 415 East Pennsylvania street, has filed a complaint for a divorce in the Shelby Circuit Court against Samuel J. Smith. She also asks the custody of their four minor children, for attorney’s fees and alimony in the sum of $1,500 and for an equal share in a piece of property which they bought. A restraining order was issued by the court and served on the plaintiff, prohibiting him from molesting his wife.  Elmer Bassett represents Mrs. Smith.
          The complaint states that the couple was married September 17, 1906 and separated April 21, 1925. Mrs. Smith says that her husband cursed and abused her and that he threatened her and attempted to put her out of their house.  She alleges that he struck and beat her and drew a gun and threatened to shoot her.  The wife also asserts that her husband drew a razor on her when she was sick in her bed.  At one time she says he drove her from the house in the cold, with nothing on her feet, and at another time she declares that her husband drove her and the four children from the house and forced them to spend the night in the barn.
          The wife says that her husband threatened to kill her if she filed a complaint for a divorce.  She charges that he failed to provide.  Mrs. Smith asserts that on her own suggestion she went to work in a furniture factory with the understanding that they would purchase a home and that she would help pay for it. She says that they did buy it, but that her husband had the title put in his name and that he recently told her that he intended going to Tennessee and that he would not live longer with her.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday February 26, 1925
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ABANDONMENT  IS  CHARGED
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          Mrs. Helen Smith, of Brandywine township, charges abandonment and failure to provide in a complaint filed in the Shelby circuit court for a divorce from  Floyd Smith.  The couple has been separated since March 3, 1920, and the last heard of Mr. Smith was living in Albany, New York, according to the complaint.  A son, nine years old, is living with the mother.  Mrs. Smith charges that she was abandoned by the defendant and that for two months before their separation he failed to provide for her and their child.  The couple was married November 26, 1913.  Elmer Bassett is the attorney for the plaintiff.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday Afternoon, October 13, 1924
Page 1
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HARRY  SMITH  MARRIED
IN  CEREMONY  SATURDAY
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MISS  NONDAS  YUNG,
OF  DUGGER,  IND.,
BECOMES  BRIDE
OF  LOCAL  SINGER
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          Impressive simplicity of arrangements made all the more pronounced the surpirse at the announcement that  Miss Nondes Hortense Yung, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Michael Yung, of Dugger, Ind., and  Harry Walen Smith, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Bin T. Smith, of west Washington street, were married at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
          [The article continues, giving some of Harry's educational and musical background. - PMF]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday April 24, 1924
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DIVORCE  SUIT  FILED
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          Harry R. Smith, of this city, has filed a complaint for a divorce against  Helen L. Smith, in the Shelby Circuit Court.  Emerson Bruner represents the plaintiff.  The husband charges that his wife neglected her housework and kept company with other men. The couple was married October 6, 1919, and separated March 29, 1924.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday December 31, 1923
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DIVORCE  GRANTED
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          William Smith has been granted a decree of divorce from  Stella A. Smith  in the Shelby Circuit Court.  The husband was ordered not to marry again for a period of two years, as the defendant failed to appear at the hearing and did not reply to summons which were issued in the case.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 1, 1923
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DIVORCE  TO  MRS. SMITH
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          Mrs. Lana Artie Smith  has been granted a divorce in the Shelby circuit court from  James J. Smith, on her complaint brought some time ago.  She has also been awarded the custody of  Robert Smith, the small son of the couple. Mr. Smith has been ordered to pay $5 a week for the support of the child.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday November 1, 1923
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DIVORCE  GRANTED
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          A divorce was granted in the Shelby circuit court today to  Lona Artie Smith  from  James J. Smith.  The custody of their son was awarded to the mother, and the husband was ordered to pay $5 a week for the support of the child.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday May 24, 1923
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ALLEGES  IMPROPER  RELATIONS
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          William M. Smith, 747 Colescott street, has filed a complaint against  Stella A. Smith, in the Shelby circuit court, for a divorce.  The plaintiff alleges his wife was guilty of improper relations with another man at Indianapolis during the time Mr. Smith was in service during the World war.  He states that he discovered her conduct when he returned here and the separation followed.  The present whereabouts of the defendant are unknown to the plaintiff.  The couple was married October 8, 1917, and separated December 30, 1919.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 26, 1923
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SUPPORT  SUIT  DISMISSED
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          The complaint of  Doris M. Smith  against  Arthur H. Smith,  for support, has been dismissed in the Shelby circuit court on the motion of the plaintiff.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday April 13, 1918
Page 1 column 2
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CHILDREN

Placed in Gordon Home Today
on Order of Court
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          Marguerite,  Lewis,  Melba  and  Violet Smith,  children of  Gashum Smith, of this city, were placed in the Gordon Children’s Home at noon today by Sheriff A. O. Baker, on the order of Judge Alonzo Blair.  The order was issued following a hearing in juvenile court this morning, in which it was shown that the children were neglected.  The mother of the children died recently.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Star
July 13, 1915
Page 19   Column 4
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          SHELBYVILLE -- Harry Smith, 18 years old, and his brother  Wesley , 16, were sentenced to the Indiana Reformatory for two to fourteen years for robbing three local stores.  Five hundred cartridges and a number of guns were recovered from the Smith home.  Graham Smith, father of the boys, was fined $14 for carrying concealed weapons.  He threatened to shoot the officers who arrested the boys.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, December 15, 1913
Page 1
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          Marsh Smith  will come home this evening from Indianapolis, where he has been for the past three days the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Will Armstrong.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday Afternoon, February 13, 1913
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          Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith,  of Greenfield, will spend Sunday in this city as the guests of  Dr. and Mrs. A. J. White  and  Mrs. Laura Smith, of West Broadway.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, April 25, 1912
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REFUSES  TO  CONFIRM
REPORTED  ENGAGEMENT
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But Rumor Has It That Miss Edith Doran,
of This City, Will Soon Wed St. Paul Man.
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          Announcement that Miss Edith Doran, of east Franklin street, this city, is soon to become the bride of Mr. Oral Smith, of St. Paul, was made Wednesday evening in the Greensburg Times in a story under a St. Paul date line.
          Miss Doran, who is one of the efficient operators at the Central Union exchange in this city, refused either to confirm or deny the report when [the article continues]
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, August 24, 1911
Page 4   column 1
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NEWS   NOTES
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          Oscar Magedon  returned to Indianapolis today after spending a few weeks here the guest of  Mr. and Mrs. James Smith,  of east Franklin street.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 7, 1911
Page 3
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         Robert T. Smith, of Fairland, represents Hageman & Hawkins.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday January 14, 1911
Page 1 column 4
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NOT  ALLOWED  TO  ATTEND  FUNERAL
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Father of Infant Permitted To View Dead Body
But His Wife’s Father Refused Him Attendance at Funeral
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NOT  NOTIFIED  OF  CHILD’S  BIRTH
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Six Month of Married Life and
Mrs. Louella Smith Returned to Home of Parents
Without Explanation
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          Because Bertha Louella Smith went to the home of her father near Boggstown, Indiana, one day in April, 1908, and never returned to the home of her husband,  Scott R. Smith,  and never even giving an explanation why she would not return, the latter has instituted divorce proceedings through his attorneys, Tindall & Tindall.  They were united in marriage October 10, 1907, separating six months later.  The complaint further alleges that the father went to the home of Mr. Smith soon after the separation and removed the household goods belonging to Mrs. Smith and never gave any explanation why he did so.  In May, 1909, the defendant brought suit for divorce from the plaintiff, but when the case was set for trial the plaintiff never appeared and the case was dismissed.  In 1909, a child was born at the home of the defendant’s father and neither the defendant nor any of her relatives notified the plaintiff of the birth of the child.  It died later and the plaintiff was not given notice of the death until he saw the announcement printed in a newspaper.  He then went to the home of the defendant’s father and after some consultation was permitted to enter the home and the see the body of the child, but they refused him permission to attend the funeral services.  He asks for an absolute divorce.
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Shelby County, Indiana Marriages
Scott Ray Smith  &  Luella Davis
October 10, 1907
Book 19   Page 96
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 16, 1905
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SKULL  CAVED  IN
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Yet Horse Walks Street
As Though No Injury Inflicted.
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From Saturday's Daily.
          This morning as  Walter Smith  started to leave the barn on John street with his mild wagon, an accident occurred that has some peculiar features.  It is necessary to back out of the barn, and as Smith tried to make his horse do this, the wheels came in contact with the sides of the door.
          The wagon was overturned, Smith and the milk cans being mixed up inside in a confused mass.  The young man was somewhat bruised, two or three large bumps rising on his head.  The milk was spilled and it was impossible for him to supply his customers today.
          Amid the confusion, the horse continued to back, and plunged, finally falling so that its head struck a post.  The skull was crushed in, a depression over a foot in length an inch deep and two or three inches wide running diagonally across the forehead, above the right eye.  Strange to say, the horse seems to feel no effects of the injury, and was able to pull the badly twisted wagon up town.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
June 15, 1904
Page 3   column 2
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LOCAL  NEWS
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          Mr. and Mrs. Bin Smith,  and son,  Harry,  left this morning to visit relatives in Lebanon and Frankfort.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, September 26, 1899
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          Dr. W. A. Smith  has left St. Louis Crossing and has formed a partnership with  Dr. D. A. Pettigrew, of Flat Rock.  Dr. Smith was here to-day.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, August 29, 1899
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          Saturday morning,  Ed Smith,  son of  N. J. Smith,  of Smithland, brought a horse to town and sold it to  Walt Harris  for $10.  After getting his money Smith got on a west bound train and that was the last seen of him.  In the afternoon Mr. Smith replevied the horse in 'Squire Andrew's court.  Harris is trying to find Smith to prosecute him for stealing the horse.  Smith is the fellow who shot  Charley Bell  two years ago.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, July 29, 1899
Page 4
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          Lee Smith, who has been here from Windall, has returned home.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, July 29, 1898
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         Mrs. Marshall J. Smith and daughter, Fernie, have gone to Liberty township to spend a few days with friends.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
October 8, 1891
Page 3
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          Mr. Amos Smith,  employed at Pratt & Co.'s lumber yard, is a sufferer from an injury to his spine, received while lifting a barrel of cement, a few days ago.
Contributed by Susan Kelley


The  Daily  Republican
Vol. IX.  No.  271.  Shelbyville, Ind.
November 16, 1888
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          Mrs.  Thomas  Smith  and family have returned from their visit in Bartholomew county.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Saturday, May 12, 1888
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L O C A L       N E W S.
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          The condition of  Adam Smith,  living near Boggstown, is critical and he is liable to die at any time.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 26, 1886
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          William Smith,  while at work in  Murdock's  lumber yard this morning, had his left leg badly crushed by some heavy timbers falling on it.
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          Quite a successful revival work is in progress at the Lewis Creek Baptist Church, six miles south of this city.  Rev. W. W. Smith  is the pastor, and he is very popular with his people.  About thirty have been received and will be baptised in the near future. 
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Monday June 22, 1885
Page 1 column 4
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          "Pious" Billie Moore is in Indianapolis today.  He steadily refused to attend the bedside of his dying sister at the Poor Farm though notified repeatedly of her condition.  If this is in accordance with the teachings of Christianity and the arrogation to one's self of such extra goodness, that is has led the title of "Pious," we have totally misunderstood the benign Sermon on the Mount.
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Ibid.
Tuesday June 23, 1885
Page 1 column 6
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          Mrs. [Rebecca] Smith, who died at the Poor House yesterday morning at a very advanced age, was buried in the City cemetery in the afternoon.  The hearse bearing the remains went through town unaccompanied save by the driver.  Not a single human being went along to witness the burial or pay respect to the deceased any more than if she was a dead dog.  Mrs. Smith was sent to the Poor House over a year ago from Marion township.  She had lived there for several years with a humane man whose name we have been unable to procure.  Finally this man's wife became sick and he was unable any longer to take care of the old lady who had no claim upon him except those of one human being upon another.  Mr. James Bassett, trustee of the township, came to her brother, "Pious" Billie [William A.] Moore of this town, and told him that if he would pay the rent of a cabin for her (amounting to about $2 a month) he, the trustee, would see that she was provided with all the food and clothing that she needed.  The commissioners will not allow the trustees to pay out money for rent, it seems.  "Pious" Billie Moore refused to contribute a cent for the purpose or to do anything whatever for his sister.  This necessitated her being taken to the Poor House where she remained until her death, which was hastened by the grief and mortification, the poor old lady dying with a broken heart. During her stay at the Poor Farm, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, the kindhearted managers, did all they could to soothe her sorrows and alleviate her sufferings.  She was allowed to eat at the family table and was treated as a member of the household.  We understand that Mrs. Smith was in every way a worthy and respectable woman.  She was the mother of numerous sons, some four or five of whom went into the war for the Union and lost their lives in defense of their country.  What nobler contribution than this could any woman make than to surrender her loved ones to be sacrificed to preserve the liberties of this country.  Yet this mother of dead soldiers boys was allowed to perish as a pauper.  Not one of her relatives went near in her hours of agony and not a tear was shed upon her humble grave.  If her relatives had been so poor to assist her it would have been a different thing. But her brother is wealthy.  He owns numerous valuable houses in this town, has a fine farm across the river and money by the thousands on interest.  He is worth from $20,000 to $30,000 and perhaps more.  He delights in representing himself to his fellow citizens as an extra pious Christian and what will puzzle all to know is how he reconciles his conduct towards his unfortunate sister with his claims as a follower of Christ who inculcated charity and love of one's fellow man as the corner-stone of his religion.  We will not indulge in harsh comment upon the conduct of "Pious" Billie Moore.  It is wholly unnecessary.  We leave him to settle his score with his conscience and his God.  If he is not haunted in his dreams by the famished ghost of his dead sister; or at all his future feasts there is not a skeleton pointing at him bony fingers of reproach; if his wealth does not turn to ashes upon his lips and his much loved dollars burn into his very soul; if he can any longer derive enjoyment from the good things which fortune showered upon him, so be it.  We will not sit in judgment upon the heart of a fellow man.  That is a prerogative allowed only to Omniscience itself. As a journalist we content ourselves with chronicling the facts, and for the credit of human nature and we thank God that we have never been called on to record a similar occurrence and hope and pray that never again, if we live to the age of Methuselah, may find it necessary to publish to the world such another instance of cruelty, neglect and unnatural conduct.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Note:  "Mrs. Smith" was not otherwise identified in the above article, so Barb did some research to identify her given name and her family.


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Wednesday June 24, 1885
Page 1 column 4
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SOME FACTS
Which Utterly Disprove the Brutal Charges Made Against Mr. William A. Moore
By the Editor of the Republican
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          The Republican, in its issue of Monday, contained a notice of the death at the County Asylum of  Mrs. Emanuel Smith, and noted that she was the sister of  Mr. William A. Moore, of this city, who was referred to in a savage manner, for allowing his sister to die in the asylum.  Not satisfied with abusing Mr. Moore in Monday's issue, the editor of the Republican came out in yesterday's issue with nearly a column of abuse of Mr. Moore, who has been out of the city since last Friday, a fact of which, by the way, the editor of the Republican was aware.  The facts in the case are that Mr. Moore has done everything in his power for his sister during her lifetime, and her being a resident of the County Asylum was a matter of her own choice, she having refused in the most positive manner to accept of the home which Mr. Moore repeatedly offered her at his house, where he had succeeded in keeping her for about a year after she returned home from her grand-daughter's at Indianapolis some two years ago.  When she left Mr. Moore's house she went to the house of her son-in-law, Mr.* James Fields, in Brandywine township, and though her daughter, his wife, was dead, Mr. Fields kept her for some time, but finally came to Mr. Moore and declared that he would not keep her any longer for $50 per month, Mr. Moore having offered to pay him handsomely for taking care of her, as she would not come to his house.  She had repeatedly demanded to be sent to the County Asylum, but Mr. Moore did not know she was there until about three months ago, and having exhausted himself in trying to get her to live with him on numerous occasions, was compelled to let her stay there.  On last Thursday he was notified for the first time that she was sick, and he immediately went out there, with the expressed determination to bring her to his house whether she wanted to come or not, provided she was in a condition to remove, but on his arrival he found that she could not be moved, and was compelled, much against his wishes, to leave her there.  On Friday important business, that admitted of no delay, called him to Illinois, and he knows nothing of her death, and was, of course, unable to attend the funeral.  As for Mrs. Moore she was unable on account of illness to attend the funeral but directed the same, paid all the expenses, and had the remains interred in the family lot at the cemetery in this city.  What more could have been done?  As for Mrs. Smith having four or five sons in the army, that has nothing to do with the case, but as a matter of fact she never had but one son in the army, and he is now living.  There are many other facts in the case, which are sufficient to utterly disprove the outrageous, reckless and libelous charges of the Republican against Mr. Moore, but we are satisfied that if he were here he would not authorize their publication, and would prefer to endure unjust reproach, rather than to clear himself of the slightest taint of meanness, which he could readily do by attacking the dead.  The course of the Republican in this matter has been reckless and brutal to the highest degree.  No attempt was made by the editor of the Republican to obtain the facts in the case from the ones to whom they were best known, and the brutal articles he wrote are based entirely upon the statements of those who are utterly ignorant of the truth in the matter.  Before bringing such charges against a man all sides should be examined, and the most careful and rigid examination made of all facts in the cases, which in ninety-nine cases in a hundred utterly disprove such charges as those made by the Republican against Mr. Moore, whose character for honesty and integrity stands high in the community.  Shame on such heartless and reckless brutality as that exhibited by the editor of the Republican.
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Shelby County Marriages
*James H. Fields Mary Jane Smith
September 24, 1874
Book 10 page 289
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Contributed by Barb Huff
Note:  The Shelbyville Democrat  and  The Shelbyville Republican  often derided each other's constituents.  The Democrat continued its defense of  Mr. Moore in several other issues.  I have placed these articles on the MOORE page. -- PMF


The  Shelby  Republican
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Thursday, October 25, 1883
Page 3
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          Mr. J. C. Smith, cashier of the First National Bank, of Franklin, will be married on Thursday evening to  Miss Kittie Ellis  daughter of  Capt. W. B. Ellis of that city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
August 24, 1883
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BIRTHDAY DINNER
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          On Wednesday, the 22nd inst., Mrs. Nancy Ann Smith, wife of  James Smith, of Moral Twp, was given a birthday dinner in honor of her 81st birthday.  The affair took place at the residence of her son, Mr. Tinsley Smith, and was largely attended, as no less than 100 persons were present.  Mrs. Smith has been a resident of Shelby County for fifty-three years and was married sixty-three years ago, and, although her head is as white as snow, she retains her vigor of mind and body to a remarkable degree.  She has had thirteen children, and claims the honor of fifty-seven grand children and forty-nine great grand children.  All of them are living today except nine.  Her great grandfather sold Mt. Vernon to  Gen. Washington.  The dinner was highly enjoyed by all present.  Mrs. Smith is also the mother of  Jack  and  Dan Smith  known to many of our readers.
Contributed by Charlen Hoff
Nancy VERNON Smith was my great, great, great grandma. She was the mother of  Henry Smith.


The Shelby-Democrat Volunteer
Thursday April 22, 1880
Page 3 column 3
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LOVE’S DOINGS
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          The following named persons have been licensed to marry since our last issue:
Oliver Smith  to  Mary Ansberry.
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MARRIED
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SMITH-ARMSBERRY—On the 20th day of April, 1880, at the residence of and by A.J. Higgins, J.P.,  Mr. Oliver Smith  to  Miss Mary Armsberry,  all of Shelby county, Indiana.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 11, 1879
Page 3, column 4
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CRADLE -- ALTAR -- TOMB.
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Born.
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          SMITH -- On the 8th day of September 1879, to  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith,  of London, this county, a son -- weight 8 pounds.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 4, 1879
Page 3   column 4
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CRADLE - ALTAR - TOMB.
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Born.
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          We will send a copy of  THE DEMOCRAT  free to every man who is the father of twins, between now and the Presidential election.
          SMITH - On Monday, September 1st, to  Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Smith,  a son -- weight 8-1/2 pounds.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Shelbyville, Indiana
December 19, 1878
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          The champion checker player of Fairland, is  Squire Smith,  a seven year old boy.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
January 3, 1878
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          Sheriff McCorkle reports that Stephen Smith is getting fat and hearty at the penitentiary; that he complains of being sick all the time and will do no work.  The Pea brothers have proven themselves willing workers and gained the good will of all.  Shelby is now well represented at the Southern Prison, there being several score of our bad ones down there.  Mr. Prosecutor Ray should, by all means, take a trip down occasionally to look after the moral and material welfare of his proteges.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, September 27, 1877
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          Thomas Smith,  who was arrested on a charge of 'crookedness' in obtaining a buggy of  Mr. Albright,  during our fair, had a preliminary hearing before  Esqr. Poss  last Saturday, and was held in the sum of $1,000 to answer to said charge before Judge Hord.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



From the Indianapolis Newspapers Database, 1848-1991:
Crime / Assault / London, (Shelby Co.) / Ellington, Henry, a rejected suitor, tries to kill Lizzie Smith. J 8-1-1871 p-5-c-3


The  Shelby  National  Volunteer  Weekly
February 2, 1871
Page 3
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          Frank Smith, long know as a popular and accommodating dry-goods clerk in this city, in the popular house of Henry Fastlaben.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


 
The  Shelby  Republican
Wednesday, March 9, 1870
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          Mrs. Julia A. Smith, Milliner, has removed her establishment next door, in the room recently occupied by  Mrs. Appleton,  and desires us to say that she will soon replenish her stock for the spring trade.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Union  Banner
April 14, 1864
Page 3, col 1
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          INCENDIARISM.---The barn of Mr. David Smith, of Sugar Creek township, was burned on last Thursday night.  It contained a considerable amount of grain and hay, which together with one horse, was entirely consumed.  One of Smith's horses was also stolen at the same time and was found at Indianapolis, having been placed in a sale stable by someone answering the description of  Jack Strickler.  He is charged with being the author of the deed, and was arrested on Saturday to await his trial, which will probably take place during the present term of Circuit Court.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Union  Banner
March 24, 1864
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          Mrs. E. W. Smith has kindly furnished us with a supply of ink of her own manufacture, which appears to be a good article.  Our citizens should encourage home manufactures.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Union  Banner
January 14, 1864
Page 3, col 2
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M A R R I E D.
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          SMITH--PEARSON. --- On the 7th day of January, 1864, by Wm. H. Brown, Esq., Mr. John P. Smith  to  Miss Eliza Rett Pearson,  all of Shelbyville, Ind.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Union  Banner
January 14, 1864
Page 3, col 2
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Public Sale !
The subscriber will offer for sale, on Saturday, the 9th day of January, 1864, on the premises, in Noble township, Shelby Co, all his personal property, consisting of horses, mules, cattle, sheep, hay, one reaping and mowing machine combined, one drill, one spring wagon, and other articles too tedious to mention.  Also, ?00 bushels corn in the crib, 500 or 600 bushels of barley in the sack, and the same of wheat in the granary, 20 acres of barley standing in the field, 20 acres of wheat in the field, 55 acres of land to go in corn, 20 acres of clover pasture, and 20 of bluegrass.  All of which will be sold on a credit of one year from next Christmas, except the grain, which will be sold on a shorter credit.
JAMES SMITH.
Dec 17-4w
Contributied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Republican  Banner
November 27, 1856
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          A New Map --- is on sale of Shelby county - authored by Mr. R. S. Davis.  The map shows the number of acres, with the name of the owner, of every farm, as well as all of the common roads, railroad, streams, and waters.  Price reduced from $5. to $4.
Contributed by Greg Curson


The  National  Volunteer
SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA
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March 30, 1854
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          A good and commodius warehouse on the railroad was advertised for sale cheap......See J. Phelps of Marietta or Dr. M. F. Smith of Indianapolis.
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.  Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.


The  National  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
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November 10, 1853
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          Married - - at Milroy on the third inst. by Reverend W.W. Hibben, Mr. Joel F. Smith  to Miss Elizabeth E. Marsh, daughter of  G.W. Marsh, all of Milroy, Rush County.  We congratulate our friend Joel on this honorable addition to the Smith family that will continue in their illustrous progeny the perpetuation of the family glory of the venerable John Smith Sr.
Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan with permission from Mr. Maurice Holmes.  Selected items from, Shelbyville, Indiana Newspaper Excerpts: 1853 - 1859.


The  National  Volunteer
May 12, 1853
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          Married in this town in the Exchange Hotel by the Rev. Wilkinson,  Jacob Miller  and  Eliza Ann Smith.
Copied by Sherry Ryan Badgley; abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelby County, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts 1853 - 1859

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