Shelby  County  Indiana
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Whitcomb


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday Afternoon, October 25, 1926
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DIED  EARLY  TODAY
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FRANK  WHITCOMB
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Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, July 5, 1921
Page 1
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TEN  RECEIVE  PRIZES
AT  GOLF  TOURNAMENT
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         Much interest was shown by golf players, at the Blue River Country Club, north of the city, Monday afternoon, when the 18 holes, Muddle Poley, Handicap Flag Tournament was held.  Ten prizes were awarded, each winner doing excellent playing.  Following is the list of the winners:  J. P. Whitcomb, first prize;  Arthur Spiegel, second;  Ed Porter, third;  Herbert Jones, fourth;  Dorsey Jones, fifth;  Harry Clark, sixth;  Wallace Reiman, seventh;  Lee Davis, eighth;  Harry Sorden, ninth, and  Chester Jewett, of Indianapolis, tenth.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, July 27, 1916
Twenty-Ninth Year  No. 70
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          The men's chorus of the  Whitcomb Bible class will have a rehearsal tonight at the  Chapman  home at The Knolls.  After the practice, the men will enjoy a good time at the hospitable "Chappy" homestead.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
April 12, 1915
Page 4   Columns 1
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          By a compromise in Circuit Court here  Mrs. Martha V. Whitcomb  will pay $1,000 in taxes to the county treasurer.  The county assessor had demanded $2,400 of her on moneys she had received from insurance policies on the life of her husband, the late  Harry Whitcomb,  one of the wealthy manufacturers of this city.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelby  Democrat
Saturday Afternoon, February 17, 1912
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WHITCOMB  WILL  PROBATED
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Instrument Leaves All Property to Widow and Son.
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          The Harry H. Whitcomb will was probated yesterday afternoon, the estate being valued at $400,000.  The sum of $50,000 is bequeathed to his son, David.  The remainder of the estate goes to the widow during her life time and at her death, it goes to the son.  The instrument was drawn up December 27, 1910, and was witnessed by Harry Morrison and  J. Oscar Hall.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, August 24, 1911
Page 4   column 2
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NEWS   NOTES
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          William Beeks  is moving from the  Whitcomb  property on east Frnklin street to the Blessing property on the same street.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 7, 1911
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          James Whitcomb, who has been ill and in the hospital at St. Joseph, Mich., has arrived home to stay until he has regained his health.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday, October 5, 1907
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PERSONALS.
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          David Whitcomb, a student at DePauw university, is home for a couple of days with his parents,  Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Whitcomb, of west Mechanic street.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, September 4, 1905
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          Harry Whitcomb, son  David  and  Charles Birely  returned from Wisconsin on Saturday evening.  They have been fishing and hunting at the Gerom Fishing and Hunting club, near Mercer.  At the meat market of  James E. Shaw  the party had on exhibition today a muscalonge, a large fish, which is three and a half feet long and weighs twenty-four pounds.  the elder  Mr. Whitcomb landed this fish on a hook and line on Thursday last after a struggle of an hour or more.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelby  Republican
May 9, 1899
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          An architect was here from Indianapolis to inspect the residence of  Mr. Harry Whitcomb,  on West Mechanic street, with the view of making plans to remodel it,, the changes to be made including a second story.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
July 18, 1895
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          James Whitcomb  wears a good-sized Brown county nugget attached to his watch chain.  The nugget was picked up from a creek in the Brown county hills, near the now famous Weed Patch Hills by Antone Wiest.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Saturday, January 31, 1885
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          A party from this city, consisting of  Harry Whitcomb  and wife,  M. B. Robins  and wife,  Mr. and Mrs. Taylor WinterrowdH. C. Ray  and wife,  Mrs. Dr. James P. Robins,  Mr. and Mrs. George Wright  and  Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Sorden,  went out to  Robert Clark's  in a bob-sled last night and had a royal time eating oysters and pulling taffy.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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