Shelby  County  Indiana
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Williams


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, September 25, 2000
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ANNIVERSARIES
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Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Williams  will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Monday.
Mr. Williams and  Olive Lou Monroe  were married July 9, 1950, in Trinity Methodist Church by the  Rev. Josephine B. Huffer. Mr. Williams retired from outdoor advertising; co-owner of Indy Outdoor Advertising Company.
Mrs. Williams was a teacher at Addison and Coulston schools.
Parents of  Ronda Beth Fox, Richmond,  Connie Browning  and  Kim Griffey, both of Shelbyville.
5 grandchildren.
Book of memories is being created; Ronda Fox, 212 Elks Road, Richmond, IN 47374.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday November 28, 1917
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          A divorce has been granted  Ernest R. Williams  from  Helen Williams, who lives in this city. The husband charged that his wife refused to be satisfied to live in the country and that she abandoned him. The couple was married June 21, 1913, and separated in March 1917.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday November 17, 1917
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HUSBAND  SEEKS  DIVORCE
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          Oliver R. Williams,  of Jackson township, has filed a suit in the circuit court, asking for a divorce from his wife,  Myrtle Williams.  The complaint states that the couple was married April 16, 1914, and that they separated on October 31, 1917.  Williams charges that his wife threatened to kill him and to take her own life.  Adams and Jones represent the plaintiff.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday October 18, 1917
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WIFE  ASKS  DIVORCE
CHARGES  DESERTION
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Mrs. Tressie Williams of Van Buren Township,
Today Filed Suit Against Lawrence O. Williams
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          Alleging that her husband abandoned her and was intimate with other women, Mrs. Tressie Williams has filed a suit for divorce in the Shelby circuit court against Lawrence O. Williams.  She also asks for the custody of their five children.  Mrs. Williams and her children live in Van Buren township.  She is the daughter of Riley Winton.  David Smith is the attorney for Mrs. Williams.
          Mrs. Williams says that her husband has left for parts unknown. Twice before he has abandoned her, she says. On one occasion it was stated that he had gone to the Mexican border. The couple was married in February 1900, and separated June 17, 1917, the date on which he disappeared.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Star
April 24, 1915
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          SHELBYVILLE -- Oscar Williams  has traded his sallon and sallon property here and $5,000 cash to  Dr. T. C. Waltermire  and wife of Manilla for a farm of 173 acres in Rush County, valued at $27,000.  Mr. Williams ad been in the sallon business here since 1864.  The sallon license will be transferred to  Bert Bright.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 22, 1915
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Suit for Divorce.
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          Mrs. Lora May Williams  has filed suit in circuit court asking a divorce from  Noah Williams  and the restoration of her name to  Lora May Haehl.  The complaint was prepared by Hall & Pell.  Mrs. Williams charges her husband with failure to provide and with being a habitual drunkard.  She alleges he had a habit of calling her vile names and that he often struck and beat her.  The marriage of the couple took place April 2, 1910, and the separation occurred February 23, 1915.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind.
Friday, February 14, 1913.
Page 1
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          Miss Fern Williams  will go to Muncie tomorrow morning to remain until Monday as the guest of her sister, Mrs. Frank Pelham.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 3, 1911
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THREATENED  TO  BEAT    
    OUT  HIS  WIFE'S  BRAINS
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Serious Charge Against
Noah Williams in a 
Divorce Complaint
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COUPLE  SEPARATED  SUNDAY
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Restraining Order Served Today 
to Prevent Defendant from
Disposing of  Personal Property 
Claimed by Plaintiff 
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(From Monday's Daily)
          Divorce cases these days are few and far between as compared with the number that reached court to be disposed of during the last term of the Shelby Circuit court. Since the close of the term but three complaints have been filed.  The third suit was docketed today, the plaintiff being Mrs. Lora M. Williams. She is asking a divorce from her husband, Noah Williams, on the ground of cruel treatment, and is also demanding alimony in the sum of $100 and an additional five dollars per week for her support.
          The couple were married April 2, 1910, and the separation occurred yesterday.  The complaint was filed early this morning and Judge Blair was called upon immediately to issue a restraining order to prevent the defendant from disposing of his personal property and some personal property that belongs to the plaintiff and is now held by the defendant at his home, the Keck House.  Mrs. Williams alleges that the personal property owned by her husband is valued at $100.  The complaint gives separate lists of the property owned by the plaintiff and that owned by the defendant.  The restraining order was served by Deputy Sheriff Terry this morning.
          In referring to the alleged cruel manner in which she has been treated, Mrs. Williams says her husband has struck and beat her while angry and with great force and violence, that he has knocked her down with his fists, has threatened to beat her brains out, and has called her vile and improper names.  She says he has failed to work for the past three months and that as a result she has been compelled to labor as a cook to support herself.  She adds that her husband spends most of his time loafing about the saloons, playing cards and gambling, and that he is a habitual drunkard.
          Mrs. Williams was formerly the wife of  Arno Haehl,  who has been living in Texas the greater part of the time since they separated.  In asking the restraining order against her present husband, Mrs. Williams says he has threatened to sell all their property and leave the state.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 7, 1911
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         Mrs. Williams, residing at Ray's Crossing, has as her guests her two brothers of Flat Rock.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
February 18, 1909
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MARRIED  LAST  EVENING
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From Tuesday's Daily.
          John C. Wise  and  Miss Mable Williams  were married last evening at the parsonage of the First Presbyterian church by the Rev. L. O. Richmond at seven o'clock.
          The bride is the daughter of  Mrs. W. J. Williams  and a sister of  Mrs. Bruce Bassett.  She is a favortie among her circle of friends.  The groom is the son of  Jessie Wise,  of Meridian street.  He is employed by a local dray line in capacity of teamster.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday Afternoon, March 5, 1908
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WILLIAMS  RESIGNS
FROM  THE  FORCE
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Decided  to  Quit  Job
as  Special  Policeman
Today -- Has  Two  Offers
Under  Consideration.
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          After serving nineteen months on the police force,  Charles Williams  this afternoon tendered his resignation to Chief of Police March.  Mr. Williams was appointed for duty one year ago last July and has served the city faithfully in his capacity as a special night officer and he has made "one of the best" on the night force.  He has had the matter of resigning under consideration for several weeks and this morning finally decided to quit.  He has two good offers in manufacturing plants, one in Greensburg and another in Indianapolis, and he has not yet decided which one he will accept.  But his hundreds of friends wish him success wherever he locates.
  It is not known who will be appointed to fill the place made vacant by Mr. Williams.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
August 24, 1907
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          Miss Myrl Williams,  of west Broadway, had an unpleasant experience while attempting to light the gas in a cook stove this morning.  She had succeeded in lighting one of the two burners in the stove at the first attempt, but while she was leaning over the stove to light the second burner the gas exploded and flashed into her face, burning her eyebrows and hair, but with no other serious results.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
April 10, 1907
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          The divorce suit brought against her husband,  Noah Williams,  by  Mrs. Clara E. Williams,  was up for trial before the circuit court today.  After hearing the evidence the case was taken under advisement by  Judge Sparks.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday August 29, 1906
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BRINGS SUIT FOR DIVORCE
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Mrs. Emma Williams Plaintiff in Case Also Involving Property Rights
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Mrs. Emma Williams has brought suit for divorce from her husband, Charles L. Williams, of Washington township. Both are well-known and are the proprietors of the Flat Rock cave grounds and also of the Cave telephone exchange.
Mrs. Williams alleges cruel and inhuman treatment. John J. Mohr, Leonidas Buckler, Edward DeBaun, Strand Holton, William Davidson, George Gundrum, Curtis Caudell and the First National Bank of Shelbyville are made parties in a suit for injunction. Mrs. Williams alleges that she is the owner of the cave grounds and the exchange, and asks that her husband be prevented from collection any of the revenue due her. The complaint alleges that the revenue from the grounds is from five to ten dollars per day and from the telephone exchange twenty-five hundred dollars per year.
The other defendants in the suit are involved because of a sale Mrs. Williams had recently. Notes were given and the complaint asks that Mr. Williams be enjoined from collecting these. The bank is drawn into the case because of a deposit of four hundred and fifty dollars placed there by Williams. The plaintiff alleges that the money is her property.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, February 22, 1906
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JURY  DISAGREED
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In  Williams  Case --- Ten  Other
Cases  Dismissed  by  Prosecutor.
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          The case of the State against  Oscar Williams  for allowing a minor to play pool was tried yesterday.  It was alleged that Williams had permitted  Earl Montfort  to take part in a game at the Williams place of business.
          The jury went out at four o'clock yesterday afternoon.  They were unable to agree on a verdict last night and slept at the court house.  This morning the discussion of the case was resumed, but no agreement could be reached.  At nine o'clock the jury came in and reported that an agreement was impossible.
          Prosecutor Bassett  moved to nolle the remaining ten indictments against Williams, and Judge Wilson sustained the motion.
          The case tried yesterday was the strongest one the State had against Williams, and it was useless to try to secure a conviction on weaker cases.  During the entire balloting the jury stood eleven for acquittal and one for conviction.
          As the Williams cases were scheduled to take up the remainder of the week, the fact that they were nollied made adjournment of court necessary.  Hence they jury was dismissed until next Monday morning.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
May 7, 1896
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          A small barn on the farm of  Albert Williams, two and one-half miles north of the city, on the Michigan road, was burned last Thursday, being discovered on fire about 8:30 o'clock by Mr. Williams who had just placed two horses in the building and gone to his house after a lantern, with which to see about putting his stock away properly.  Besides the horses there was corn, hay, harness and some household furniture, which had been temporarily placed in the barn, consumed.  The loss will reach $700 with no insurance.  The fire was seen by many residents on the north side of this city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming.


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 27, 1894
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          Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reiman  are here from Crawfordsville to attend the funeral of the little daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Clark Williams.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, September 4, 1893
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          The best brands of cigars, liquors &tc at  Oscar Williams', east Washington st.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, February 1, 1892
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          Dr. O. R. Williams  and wife, of Harrison, Ohio, are visiting relatives and old friends in this city.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 5, 1892
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          Williams  restaurant is the boss place to get a good square meal at all hours, and oysters served in any style.  Fresh oysters and game always kept on hand..
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
October 8, 1891
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          Oscar Williams'  pool tables is first-class, and he invites all his friends, lovers of the game, to play in his premises.  He treats everybody right and allows no tough characters to congregate there to annoy his customers.
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          Elizabeth Williams  has brought suit to set aside fraudulent conveyances of real estate.  The defendants are  Lot R.  and  Milton Barger.
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          Switzer and limburg sandwiches at  Oscar Williams.
Contributed by Susan Kelley


The  Shelby  Democrat
January 8, 1891
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          Oscar Williams wants lard for which he will pay the highest market price.
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          The celebrated "Star Beer" at Oscar Williams.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Friday Evening, July 6, 1888
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          Miss Mamie Williams, of Morristown, is the guest of  Mrs. John T. Lair, of Connersville.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, January 18, 1886
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          Miss Caddie Williams,  after a severe illness is able to be about.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 4, 1879
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          Bob Williams,  Henry Maley  and  C. C. Williams,  of Edinburg, were in the city on Tuesday in serach of a missing dog which through some mishap or other estrayed from its owner  Mr. Wilson,  a few days since.  They had the dog-gonest story to tell we ever heard, and left the city without having heard any tidings from the lost canine.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
Thursday, March 21, 1878
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State of Indiana,
County of Shelby in the Circuit Court
Dec. Term 1877
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In the Estate of Daniel Williams, deceased
        Corinda Bishop being duly sworn, upon her oath says that she is the widow of  Eli Williams  deceased, who was a son of  Daniel Williams deceased, named in the above entitled matter; that the said Eli Williams left heirs surviving, as his heirs at law, William A[lbert] Williams, a son,  Martha E. Crumb (now but formerly Williams), a daughter,  Emma D. Williams  and  James A. Williams, grandchildren who were the children of a son named  [James] Vinson Williams  who is now deceased.  Matthew Sedgwick now being the acting guardian of said two grandchildren who are minors; that said persons are the only heirs of said  Eli Williams  deceased, that Mitchell Ham administrator de bonis nou of the Estate of said Daniel Williams deceased on his final settlement reported to the court as due the heirs of said Eli, 114.49 dollars, which was paid into the hands of the Clerk of this court for distribution, that notice of said facts have been published by said Clerk in the Shelby Democrat, proof of which is hereto annexed; that under said distribution after the payment of the Clerks costs $2.50 printers fees  $1.75 and attorneys fees for heirs in making poof and distribution, the said Martha E. Crum is entitled to the sum of $36.18-1/6;  the said William A. Williams is entitled to $36.18-1/6 and each of said grandchildren by said Sedgwick guardian $18.09-1/12.


The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
Thursday, January 3, 1878
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          Rev. John A. Williams, of Illinois, formerly of this county, will preach in the Christian Church, in this city, Sunday the 13th inst, at 10-1/2 o'clock A.M.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Union  Banner
September, 17, 1863
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M A R R I E D.
          WILLIAMS - LOCKSTONE -- On the 10th [16th?] inst., by Mayor McGuire, Mr. Thomas E. Williams, to Miss Mary E. Lockston [sic], all of this county.
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The  Shelby  Union  Banner
July 23, 1863
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M A R R I E D.
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          BARGER -- WILLIAMS -- In this city on the 21st inst., by Esquire W. H. Brown, Mr. Lot K. Barger, to Miss Christiana Williams, all of this county.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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