Shelby  County  Indiana
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Spurlin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
June 18, 1934
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SOCIETY  EVENTS
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Social News to the Society Editor, Number 36.
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Week-end  Guests.
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          Dr. and Mrs. S. W. Bratten  of McCordsville, Indiana, were the week-end guests of  Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Spurlin  at their home on West Mechanic street.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday July 24, 1924
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DIVORCE  WAS  GRANTED
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          Alonzo Spurlin was granted a decree of divorce from  Edna Spurlin  by Judge Harry C. Morrison, in the Shelby Circuit Court today.  A cross-complaint, which had been filed by Mrs. Spurlin was dismissed by her.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday April 3, 1924
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ASKS  DIVORCE        
        AND  ALIMONY
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Mrs. Edna Spurlin,
of Washington Township,
Seeks Payment of $5,000
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SEEKS  CUSTODY  OF  CHILD
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          Mrs. Edna Spurlin, of Washington township, defendant in a complaint for divorce, which was filed in the Shelby Circuit Court, recently by  Alonzo Spurlin,  has filed a cross-complaint, in which she asks that the divorce be granted to her.
          Mrs. Spurlin also asks for alimony of $5,000, for an allowance of $15 a week, pending trial of the case; for the custody of their son, $500 attorney’s fees and $200 for the expense of the trial of the case.  Mrs. Spurlin says that her husband owns property valued at $10,500 and asserts that he is free of debt.
          The couple was married in 1921, and separated in February 1924.  Mrs. Spurlin says that at the time of the birth of their son the husband failed to provide medical attention for her.  She says that her father was compelled to pay for her physician.
          The wife makes the charge that her husband did not provide for her or the child in their home.  She says that the time they were married he did not give her more than $50, and that she bought her clothing from money received from her parents and from the sale of eggs and chickens.  She charges that for days at a time they did not have sufficient or proper food in their home.
          On the day of their separation Mrs. Spurlin says that she and her husband attended a farmers meeting at Flat Rock.  The wife says that after the meeting her husband drove home in his automobile, leaving her standing in the road.  Mrs. Spurlin also alleges that her husband told her that he did not care for her.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday March 27, 1924
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HUSBAND  FILED        
        DIVORCE  SUIT
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Alonzo Spurlin Charges That His Wife
Left Him Seven Times in Four Years
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IN  WASHINGTON  TOWNSHIP
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          Alonzo Spurlin, of Washington township, has filed a complaint for a divorce against  Edna Spurlin, in the Shelby Circuit Court.  He also asks for the custody of their son, now with the defendant. Ed. K. Adams represents the plaintiff.
          The complaint states that the couple was married in December, 1920, and separated February 14, 1924.  The husband alleges that his wife abandoned him.
          Mr. Spurlin says that he has two children by his first wife and that the children were living with him.  He also was caring for his invalid father at the time he married his second wife, and states that she understood that they would continue to make their home with him on the farm in Washington township.  The husband charges that his wife mistreated the children and his father.  He asserts that she refused to cook their meals, or to mend their clothing.
          The plaintiff charges that his wife left him seven times and remained away each time from two to eight weeks.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 30, 1916
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Suit  Dismissed.
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           The case in which  Mrs. Mary May Spurlin  had sued  Henry Jesse Spurlin  for a divorce, alimony and the custody of their children, was dismissed today on motion of the plaintiff.  They are residents of the Flat Rock vicinity.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday Afternoon, March 31, 1916
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          Clarence Spurlin, about twenty-five years old, living on Indiana avenue, in this city, was arrested this morning by Sheriff  Henry S. Terry  and Chief of Police  George M. Haehl.  The man was placed in jail on a serious charge and this afternoon the members of the Shelby county grand jury were investigating the case.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, January 2, 1911
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          At their beautiful country home, near Lewis Creek, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Spurlin were given a surprise Sunday evening in honor of Mr. Spurlin's 64th birthday anniversary.  The evening was a success in every way.  Mr. and Mrs. Surlin were greatly surprised and the guests were delighted by the lovely six o'clock dinner, after which "old times" were talked over until a late hour.  All the children were present as follows:  Monroe Spurlin  and wife,  Marion Spurlin  and wife, and  Ivery, of Shelbyville;  Will Spurlin  and wife and  Oro Spurlin  and wife and son,  Raymond, or Lewis Creek.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday Afternoon, March 6, 1908
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MISS  SPURLIN  HOSTESS
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          The Queen Esthers of the West Street church were delightfully entertained at the home of  Miss Lorina Spurlin  last evening.  Mrs. G. Jensen  had charge of the program which consisted of various readings taken from the topic, "Spanish Speaking People," and musical numbers by  Miss Ruth Vanarsdall.  After the program the remainder of the evening was spent in a social manner.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday October 17, 1905
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          Nora A. Spurlin asks for divorce from her husband, Marvin F. Spurlin, the ground alleged being abandonment.  The parties reside in this city.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Muncie  Morning  Star
December 17, 1904
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INDIAN  OF  OSAGE  TRIBE
MARRIES  WHITE  WOMAN
(by Star Special Service)
Couple Met at Shelbyville Several Years Ago While Groom Played With Carlisle Team
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Shelbyville, Ind., Dec. 16.- Mrs. Dora Spurlin, of this city, and  John J. Deer, a graduate of the Carlisle Indian school of Pennsylvania, were united in marriage in this city last evening.
          Mrs. Spurlin first met Deer when he was a member of the Carlisle baseball team and played in a game in this city several years ago, while the Indians were making a tour of the country.  Deer afterward came to this city and engaged in the practice of law.  He was born in Indian Territory and his parents were members of the Osage tribe of Indians.  Mr. and Mrs. Deer will go to Indian Territory next spring, where he will practice law.
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The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, August 12, 1898
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          When the case against  George Spurlin  was tried in the circuit court he was found guilty of trying to bribe  Henry Vancleave  to vote the Republican ticket, Vancleave now being in the penitentiary.  Adams & Carter  appealed the case to the Supreme Court and there secured a reversal of the case.  This morning County Clerk Powers received a certified copy of the opinion handed down by the Supreme Court.
Copied by Lorraine Llewellyn


A  Shelby  County,  Indiana,  Newspaper
Friday, January 22, 1897
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AN  UNFORTUNATE  MAN.
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Charles Spurlin Meets With Another Very Serious Accident.
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          One of the most unfortunate men in this city in the matter of accidents is  Mr. Charles Spurlin,  son of Trustee Spurlin.  Almost from the time the furniture factories were built in this place Charlie has been employed in them, most of the time in the machine room, where he has had charge of a machine.  At different times he has seen his fingers and thumbs drop off until his digits have about entirely disappeared.  For some time he has been employed at the Hodell factory.  Tuesday evening, a short time before closing down time, he was running a double groover that carries four rip saws.  He had one more piece to run through the machine when his task would have been completed.  In doing this he, by some means unknown, placed his left wrist against the saws.  They caught his hand on the knuckle joint of the little finger and stripped the flesh and muscles clear back to the wrist joint, making a wound that will require many days to heal.  The tips of his remaining three fingers were also taken off.  Dr. M. Drake  dressed the wounds, but it will be some time before Charlie can go back to his work.  He is married and has a small family.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday, June 26, 1896
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        In the case of the State vs.  Alice Girard,  for assaulting  Lina Spurlin  last Sunday night, in Washington township, was called in'Squire Kenton's court this morning.  Mrs. Girard appeared in court and the case was compromised.  Mrs. Girard stated that the reports about her [the article continues].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
July 18, 1895
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          One of the best known men [in] Washington township is, or was, Joshua Spurlin, who has lived in Flat Rock many years.  Recently a woman came to live with himself and wife, whose name was Burns, and who parties from there claim has been connected in several escapades in in[sic] that vicinity and at one time shot her husband, at St. Louis Crossing.  Wednesday, the Burns woman informed Mrs. Spurlin that her husband had been guilty of attempting to criminally assault her, and stated among other things that she intended [my copy stops here].
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
December 8, 1892
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          Bruce Spurlin  vs  Milton Roberts  and  James B. McFadden.  Complaint on bond.  Will be tried before Squire Louden.  Time not set.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, January 28, 1886
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          About half past eleven o'clock last night  Ithamar Spurlin's smoke house, adjoining her residence, on the corner of Broadway and Noble streets, was discovered on fire inside.  The flames were extinguished without calling out the engine.  The floor of the smoke house caught from the fire that had been built in a box of ashes inside to smoke the meat, and in a few minutes more would have probably destroyed the house before an alarm could have been given.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 22, 1883
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          The will of Esther Spurlin, deceased, has been offered for probate. Her property, real and personal, amounting to about thirty thousand dollars, she directs shall be equally divided between her nine surviving children.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The Daily Evening Democrat
Monday, October 1, 1883
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          Mrs. Etta Spurlin, of Washington township, mother of  Ithamar Spurlin, of this city, is lying at the point of death.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Saturday, April 15, 1882
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LOCAL  NEWS
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          Spurlin & Son, successors to Patterson & Co., grain men, are doing a good business.
Contributed by D. Darlene Palmer

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