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Webb


The  Kokomo  Tribune
March 7, 1930
Page 31
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Attacks Bread Laws
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Indianapolis, March 7
          Charging that the present Indiana laws governing the weight of loaves of bread were impossible of enforcement, the  Webb and Zeller  Baking Co. of Shelbyville, in an injunction suit filed in federal court here yesterday, asked that they be declared unconstitutional.  The suit alleges that the statues limit bakers to a variance of only one ounce in any size loaf and that at times atmospheric conditions cause evaporation which exceeds the maximum tolerances.  It further charged that no bread making machine could prevent fluctuations in the weight of the bread, because of variations "in the amount of gas in the dough."
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday March 24, 1910
Page 2 column 3
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MRS. WEBB  DENIED    
    DIVORCE  BY  WILLIAMS
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Couple Who Formerly
Resided in This County
Have Troubles Ahead in Court
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Judge Discusses the Evidence
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          Judge Joseph Williams, of the Johnson circuit court, has refused to grant  Mrs. Ida Webb a divorce from her husband,  Hampton Webb.  The couple formerly resided in Hendricks township where they still have an extensive acquaintance.  Mr. Webb now resides in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood while his wife resides in Franklin.
          Judge Williams read the law governing divorce cases, stated plaintiff charged cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide.  He reviewed and discussed the evidence in length.  In his opinion that three years before they separated in 1906 they treated one another coldly.  There was shown indifference, neglect and a growing farther and farther apart until the day of separation.  Neither seemed to care where the other went or what each did.  It was shown from the evidence, Judge Williams said, that they had plenty to live upon, that the defendant provided amply for his wife.
          At the conclusion of the decision there was an outbreak of applause which Judge Williams silenced.  Friends gathered around Mr. Webb and shook his hand and he broke down under the strain.  Mrs. Webb sat with fixed eyes on the judge while he was giving his decision.  She was hurried out of the court room afterwards by her attorney and friends.
          It was conceded by many who had closely followed the evidence in the case that the finding could not be other than it was.
          The arguments were heard by a crowd of people that filled every nook and corner of the court room.  Many stood throughout the argument.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, February 26, 1894
Page 4   column 1
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L O C A L    N E W S
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          Louie Webb  met twith the misfortune of mashing one of his fingers on a job press in  Will Powell's  office, Saturday.  Louie got his finger in the wrong box, as it were.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Weekly,  January 24, 1889
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          Zachariah Webb,  of Hendricks township, was pronounced a person of unsound mind and incapable of managing his business, by a jury in the Circuit Court Thursday, and [the article continues].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, January 12, 1889
Page 4   column 1
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          Hon. Jacob L. White,  of Franklin, came over yesterday evening and spent the night with  Judge Hackney.  This monring he filed in court an information sworn out by  Albert Webb,  son of  Zachariah Webb,  of this county, charging the latter with being a person of unsound mind.  The matter will be inquired into January 17.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, December 7, 1886
Page 4
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          "Uncle Zach" Webb  has just placed a fine monument at the grave of his wife who is buried in Second Mt. Pleasant grave yard.  It is the finest monument in the cemetery, costing $600.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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