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The  Shelby  Democrat
May 11, 1911
Page 2   column 2
Isaac Thralls Stumbled Into Opening
and Was Seriously Injured This
Morning -- Door Left Open.
(From Thursday's Daily.)
          While walking north on Harrison street this morning,  Isaac Thralls,  one of this city's best known aged citizens, fell into the cellar of the  Frank Gray  saloon and was very seriously injured.
          The cellar door had been left open by  Herbert Brill,  who drives for the  Moerlein  agency in this city, while he went into the saloon to take their order, and in the short time he was inside Mr. Thralls, whose eyesight is slightly impaired, stumbled and fell into the opening.
          The iron dorrs open upward and stand about two feet above the level of the sidewalk and when Mr. Thralls ran into them he fell forward and alighted on his head at the bottom of the chute, eight feet below the sidewalk from where he was removed with great difficulty.
          A gash five inches long and two inches wide was but in his scalp extending diagonally from the bridge of his nose to the left ear and the skull and nerves were exposed.  His back was also severely wrenched and the left hip very painfully bruised.  Mr. Thralls was carried to the office of  Dr. Keeney,  where the injuries were dressed, and then was taken to his home in a cab.
          Five stitches were necessary to merely close the wound, and the doctor hesitated to use more bacause of the extreme pain and weakness of Mr. Thralls, who is seventy-seven years of age.
          The shock of the fall affected Mr. Thralls very much and tho he did not become unconscious at any time, he Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind., Friday, February 14, 1913.
Page 1
          Miss Ella Thralls, who has been spending the past three months in Ames, Ia., visiting her sister, Mrs. Celia Wines, returned home today.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, January 21, 1886
          R. H. Thrall  bought out  Goodrich's  saloon this afternoon, taking immediate possession.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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