The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, December 14, 1919
          While examining a revolver Monday evening,  Charles VanCleve,  aged 15, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanCleve, of Shelby street, was injured in the left hand when the gun was accidentally discharged.  The shell entered his left hand at the palm and lodged in the hand.  It was extracted today.  The accident occurred at 7 o'clock at the  Schroeder pharmacy, where the boy is employed.  He was removed to his home, where he was attended by  Dr. W. W. Tindall.  He was attempting to remove a cartridge when the accident occurred.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday November 8, 1906
Mollie Vancleave Sues Henry D.
For Divorce and Custody of Children
          Mollie Vancleave  has brought suit in the circuit court for divorce from her husband,  Henry D. Vancleave,  through her attorneys, Hord & Adams. She alleges in her complaint that they were married in 1883 and that they lived together until February, 1903, at which time the defendant was convicted of grand larceny and was sentenced to the penitentiary. She also alleges failure to provide and asks custody of their three children.  The charge upon which Vancleave was sentenced to the penitentiary was an attempt to steal hogs belonging to  Adam Flaitz  which were at the time in a pen near the slaughter house west of town.  Mr. Flaitz had gotten a pointer and when Vancleave came for the hogs he was surrounded by Adam and some friends with loaded guns and marched to jail. The result was that Vancleave soon found easy sailing to that place where dogs never bite one, and he is still there at this writing.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, May 23, 1899
          Mr. John VanCleve,  an old gentleman who lives on South West street, had a very severe fall Saturday afternoon.  He was standing in a spring wagon when a corner was turned, the motion throwing him backwards.  By some means his legs caught on the rear end of the vehicle, Mr. VanCleve being dragged almost forty feet, his head touching the ground.  In addition to being very badly bruised a part of the scalp was badly lacerated.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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