Shelby  County  Indiana
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Wells


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday February 5, 1925
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DIVORCE  CASE  DISMISSED
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          The complaint for a divorce filed by  Mary E. Wells  against  Williams A. Wells  has been dismissed in the Shelby circuit court on the motion of the plaintiff.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday April 22, 1922
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MADE  WARDS  OF  COURT
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          Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wells, of this city, were made wards of Shelby county, and ordered committed to the Gordonís Childrenís Home, after a hearing held today in Juvenile court.  It was shown that the father had left home, and had provided the family with no means of support.  The mother [Bertha Wells], who lives at No. 13 South Pike street, stated that she was unable to provide for the children.
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Charles P. Land  married  Bertha M. Wells
Marion County, Indiana
April 16, 1923
Book 121   page 237
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday Afternoon, February 13, 1913
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PLAYS  HOOKEY;
GETS  WHIPPING;  LEAVES  HOME.
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          John Wells, the twelve year old son of  Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wells, of Main street, Walkerville, left his home Friday evening about 5 o'clock to escape a whipping that was to have been given him for playing "hookey."  The matter was reported to the police by the parents of the lad, who were greatly concerned.  He was found as he attempted to board the east bound 12:32 car at the station this morning.  He was taken in charge and returned to his parents, where, no doubt, he received two whippings instead of the one he had been promised.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday April 5, 1912
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ASKING  FOR  DIVORCE
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Says Wife Refuses to Cook For Her Step-Children
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          Richard Wells  this afternoon, through his attorney, J. Oscar Hall, brought suit for divorce against his wife, Bertha Wells.  They were married on St. Patrickís Day, 1908, and separated March 29, 1912. To this union two children,  Reuben, two, and  Harlan, three, were born.  The plaintiff alleges the defendant is cruel and inhuman in her treatment; that she has an ungovernable temper; that she is vulgar.  The plaintiff has three children by a former wife and he alleges his present wife has refused to cook for her step-children.  They are owners of property valued at $1,200, and on which there is a $700 mortgage and he asks for a settlement in the property affairs as well as a divorce decree.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, February 13, 1906.
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            Among those who went to Indianapolis today on the 9 o'clock interurban car were:  Frank Drake,  Lish Anderson,  Erastus Wells,  Joseph Lewis,  Mamie Johnson,  Gertrude Johnson  and  Minnie Mitchell.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, February 2, 1906
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PERSONAL  AND  SOCIAL
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(From Thursday's Daily.)
          Oliver Wells  was pleasantly surprised last night by about sixty of his friends and reminded that the day was his forty-fourth birthday anniversary.  The crowd had a merry time during the evening..
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Morning  Herald
Lexington, Kentucky
October 12, 1903
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          SHELBYVILLE, IND., .
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelby  Democrat
July 24, 1890
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          Sheriff McDougal  Monday placed  Henry Wells,  of Fairland, in jail in default of $12.20 fine and costs assessed against him for attacking  Squire Culbertson.  Wells was also bound over to the next term of court.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, April 10, 1882
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ADDITIONAL  LOCAL  NEWS.
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          Public Speaking at the M. E. Church Wednesday evening.  The meeting will be addressed by the President of the W. C. Tu. U.,  Mrs. Wallace,  and  Mrs. Wells  and  Mrs. Campbell.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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