The  Kokomo  Tribune
September 20, 1930
Page 7
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          Mr. and Mrs. Milton Somers  have their week-end guests, their daughter,  Miriam,  who is a teacher near Shelbyville, and  Miss Mildred Watkins,  Russell  Wampler  and  Wilbur Sprinkle,  all of South Bend.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Daily  Democrat
Monday, November 20, 1916
Page 4,  Column 3
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MARRIED  HERE  LAST
SATURDAY  AFTERNOON
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          Joseph E. Woods  and  Miss Eva Watkins,  who secured a marriage license at the clerk's office last Saturday afternoon, were united in marriage at 3 o'clock at the home of the Rev. H. N. Spear, on west Broadway.  Mr. Woods is a cabinetmaker and is employed in one of the local furniture factories.  The couple will reside in this city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  National  Volunteer
SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA
February 24, 1854
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          William Watkins advertised his furniture and chair ware-room at Harrison and Broadway.  He had a complete stock of cabinet ware and chairs and was puttting up a steam engine for the purpose of doing turning of all kinds, such as bed posts, bannisters, newel posts, wagon hubs and chair stuff.  He wanted 50,000 feet of good cherry and walnut scantling.  Grain of all kinds would be taken in exchange for furniture.
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.  Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.

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