Shelby  County  Indiana
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Wilson


The  Kokomo  Tribune
January 18, 1973
Page 3
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Shelbyville Man Indicted in Murder
of New York Teacher
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          New York---- John Wayne Wilson,  a drifter from Shelbyville, Ind., has been indicted in the murder of  Roseann Quinn,  the 28 year old teacher who was stabbed to death more than two weeks ago in her West Side apartment.  Wilson, 23, was accused by the grand jury Wednesday of  "beating her with his fist and stabbing her with a knife."  Asst. Dist. Atty. John Keenan  said a psychiatrist who examined Wilson after his arrest had found the defendant mentally competent and fit to stand trial.  Miss Quinn, who apparently met Wilson at a bar in her neighborhood on New Year's Day, taught for the Deaf in the Bronx.  Wilson was apprehended in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Ibid.

January 10, 1973
Page 16
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MAN  WANTED  IN
NEW  YORK  KILLING
ARRESTED  IN  INDIANAPOLIS 
APARTMENT
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          New York--- A 23 year old man arrested in Indiana in the stabbing death of Roseann Quinn here will be returned to New York "as soon as possible" Manhattan Dist. Atty. Frank Hogan  says.  Asst. Dist. Atty. John Van Lindt  left New York Tuesday for Indianapolis where  John Wayne Wilson  was being held on a fugitive warrant issued here.  Wilson, a native of Shelbyville, Ind., was arrested Tuesday without struggle at his brother's apartment in Indianapolis. Indianapolis police said Wilson had signed a waiver of extradition. A preliminary hearing was scheduled today.  Miss Quinn, 28, a teacher of deaf children, was found dead last Wednesday in her New York apartment. Police said she had been stabbed 18 times. More than 30 detectives were assigned to investigate the murder, and hundreds of people in the neighborhood were questioned.  Police released a sketch of a man they believed might be able to identify Miss Quinn's escort Jan. 1, the last night she was seen alive.  Sources quoted today by the  Daily News  said a key witness in the case was a man believed to have shared an apartment with the suspect in New York for the past seven months.  The 6-foot, 165-pound Wilson is an escapee from Miami jail, where he was being held on a burglary charge, according to Indianapolis police.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Kokomo  Tribune
October 7, 1971
Page 9
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97th Birthday
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          Mrs. Jessie Wilson  of Whitestown, R. R. 1, formerly of West Middleton, will observe her 97th birthday anniversary next Thursday.  She was born Oct. 14, 1874, in Shelbyville, and lived most of her life in West Middleton area.  Mrs. Wilson lives with her daughter,  Mrs. Lula Shirley,  and has three other daughters,  Mrs. Harold (Doris) Gardner  of Anderson,  Mrs. Sam (Dorothy) Inman  of Lawrence and  Mrs. Georgia Dillman,  1328 E. Taylor St.  She also has nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.  One son is deceased.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Kokomo  Tribune
Howard County, Indiana
June 18, 1955
Page 3
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MRS.  BOYD  IS  BRIDE
OF  G. W. G.  PIERCY
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          Double ring vows were exchanged by  Mrs. Betty jane Boyd, 815 S. Brandon St., and  George W. G. Piercy  in the Chapel of Decision of the Main Street Christian Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday.  The Rev. Jo. M. Riley officiated and the couple was attended by  Mrs. Fred Wilson  of Shelbyville, sister of the bride, and  Charles Jackson.  For her wedding, the bride wore a navy blue crepe dress with matching jacket and white accessories.  Her corsage was of pink roses.  Mrs. Wilson, in a navy blue dress, also wore white accessories and a pink rose corsage.  A reception for 20 guests was given in the home of  Kenneth Purcell,  a nephew of the bridegroom, and Mrs. Purcell, where the wedding cake was cut. The pink cake was adorned with white rosebuds and figures of a bride and bridegroom, with pink candles on either side. After a week's trip north, on which the bride wore her wedding ensemble, the couple will be at home at 2509 S. Webster St.  Both Mr. Piercy and his bride were graduated from Kokomo High School and are employed by Continental Steel Corp., the bride in the credit department and Mr. Piercy as superintendent of the nail mill.  He also is a graduate of Butler University.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Purcell  all of Peru and  Fred Wilson,  Shelbyville, were out-of-town guests.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday Afternoon, February 13, 1913
Page 1, column 2
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AGED  WALDRON  CITIZEN
VERY  SERIOUSLY  INJURED
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          John Wilson, aged seventy years, and one of the oldest residents of Waldron, was seriously injured Tuesday evening about 9 o'clock by falling over an exposed pipe.  Mr. Wilson had been to one of the stores and was returning to his home when the accident occurred.  He tripped over the pipe and fell into a ditch at the side of the interurban tracks.  He suffered a severely sprained left ankle and was bruised and scratched about his body.  His injuries, because of his advanced age are more serious than would have been otherwise.
Copied by Melinda Moore Weaver


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, June 13, 1912
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          Thomas Wilson,  Will Collins,  C. R. Bruce,  Will Fagel and  Scott Bruce went to Indianapolis today in the C. R. Bruce touring car.  The three former will go to St. Vincent's hospital to visit  James Wilson, who was operated on there a few weeks ago, and the latter two will look after a watch that was stolen last Sunday night from Scott Bruce at his room in this city.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, April 25, 1912
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          In superior court this afternoon, thru Attorneys Wray & Campbell, suit was filed for D. B. Wilson & Son against Elijah Pike, of Hendricks township, the demand being for $90 on a note.
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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          We have the only sanitary ambulance in the city.  It is not used as a dead wagon, but used exclusively as an ambulance.  It is ready day or night.  D. B. Wilson & Son, undertakers.  Phone 139 and 140-K.

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Page 4   column 3
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          Miss Mary Wilson,  of this city, has been tendered the position as teacher of methods in the Central Normal College at DAnville, Ind., at a flattering salary, but will not consider the proposition as she has already accepted the supervisorship of the schools in three townships in Decatur county.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, July 1, 1911
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          Mrs. Joseph Wilson  will go to Noblesville tomorrow to remain for a few days the guest of her father  John Werts.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 5, 1910
Page 1   column 6
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SUES  WIFE  FOR  DIVORCE.
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William W. Wilson Charges That
Abandoned Him Aftera
Two Years of Married Life.
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          William W. Wilson, thru his attorney,  E. E. Stroup,  filed a complaint in the circuit court this afternoon asking for a divorce from his wife,  Mrs. Blanche Wilson.  The couple were married in 1904 and lived together a little more than two years.  There are two children.  Since the separation occurred Mrs. Wilson has been living with relatives in Johnson county.  Mr. Wilson is a painter and cabinet-maker and makes this city his home.  He charges that his wife abandoned him without cause.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, February 23, 1910
Page 4
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          Mrs. A. M. Wilson,  of near St. Paul, has received a telegram announcing the death of her cousin,  Charles Sleigh,  which occurred at Indianapolis Sunday evening.  A. M. Wilson  and his son,  Louis R. Wilson,  and Louis Caudell  attended the funeral services, which were held in Indianapolis Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday Afternoon, March 5, 1908
Page 1
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RETURNED  TO  HOSPITAL
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          Sheriff John Butler  this morning returned  Mrs. Tom Wilson  to the Central Hospital for the insane at Indianapolis.  Mrs. Wilson, who has been residing with her husband, near Wilson postoffice for the past few months, has been an inmate of the institution at different times for the past three years.  The unfortunate woman would improve during her stay there.  She would then be given a furlough, and after a few weeks would be compelled to return there.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, September 20, 1907
Page 3   column 6
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JURY  DECIDES  IN
FAVOR  OF  WILSON
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Awards Him the Sum of $35 --
City Attorney Lisher Then
Takes an Appeal to the
Shelby Circuit Court.
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(From Tuesday's Daily.)
          The jury in the case of  Jame H. Wilson  against the city of Shelbyville, came in yesterday afternoon and returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff to the amount of $35.  The case was tried in  Squire Lewis's  court at Waldron yesterday afternoon, and a verdict was returned about 5 o'clock in the evening.
          Wilson was employed by the city during the smallpox scare in the winter of 1905-6 as a special officer to guard quarantined districts.  He claimed that wages were due him to the amount of $30.  The city refused to pay this amount and he brought suit for $35, thrity being for services rendered and the remaining fifteen for interest on the amount and attorney's fees.  The case was brought in this city and a change of venue taken to Squire Lewis at Waldron.  The evidence in the case was heard yesterday before a jury of six men and after they were out seveal hours, they returned a verdict for $35 in favor of the plaintiff.
          The case has been appealed in the Shelby Circuit court by City Attorney Lisher.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 2, 1905
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NOTICE  OF  APPOINTMENT.
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State of Indiana, Shelby County, ss:
          Notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of October, 1905,  James O. Parrish  and  Elzy Ensminger  were by the Shelby Circuit Court appointed executors of the estate of  Ann M. Wilson, deceased, and that said estate is probably solvent.
          This 21st day of October, 1905.
JAMES  O.  PARRISH
ELZY  ENSMINGER
                    Executors
H. S. Downey, Atty.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, September 25, 1905
Page 1
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ADDITIONAL  NEWS  NOTES.
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          The Rev. Allen Gastill, of Neoga, Illinois, spent Sunday with  F. E. Wilson  and wife.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, September 21, 1905
Page 1
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          There will be a called meeting of the Coterie with  Miss Sadie Wilson  on Friday night.  The purpose of the meeting is to make arrangements to attend a meeting of the Fairland club with  Mrs. Totten.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday March 27, 1905
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          Mattie M. Wilson  VS  Herbert E. Wilson.  Complaint for divorce.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
June 9, 1904
Page 4   column 2
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          Art Wilson  and  Will Morgan  went to London this afternoon to seek a location for the picnic of the Protected Home Circle of this city and the Capital City lodge of Indianapolis, which is to be held Sunday, June 19.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, August 15, 1902
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THOUGHT  TO  BE  DEAD
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Were the Heirs of Elmire Shephard, of
Jackson Township, who Died in 1873.
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          Almira Shephard,  at the time of her death which was about thirty years ago, was a resident of Jackson township, Shelby county.  A will was left bequeathing her land, forty-five acres and $1,5000 in cash to  Mary Wilson.  At the death of Mrs. wilson this property was to be sold by the executor and divided equally between  Rebecca Burroughs,  Sarah Gordon  and  Jane Beels,  they being the sisters of her deceased husband,  Mr. C. G. Shephard.  The money derived from this land was to be paid to the Home Mission of the M.E. church of Southeastern Indiana conference providing none of thiese three heirs could be located.  Mary Wilson's death occurred within the last few months and  Dr. J. K. Jameson  was appointed administrador[sic] of the estate.  He has been proceeding to secure the legacy for the church.  William H. Beels, of Norfold, Nebraska, [the article continues].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
July 28, 1894
Page 4   column 1
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          Miss Nannie Wilson,  who has been at Indianapolis some time for medical treatment, returned home last evening.
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          Lee F. Wilson  received a telegram from his brother,  James A. Wilson,  of Oklahomo, O.T., last evening, announcing the death of the latter's wife, from cancer of the stomach.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, September 4, 1893
Page 4
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          Mrs. David B. Wilson and daughter,  Mrs. G. M. Ray,  have returned from a visit with Dayton relatives.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind.
June 6, 1892
Page 4
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          The condition of little  Irene Wilson  was such to-day as to alarm those in charge of her, and it is now thought that she cannot survive.  The sympathy of the entire community is with the stricken one and the agonized parents.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
December 8, 1892
Page 3
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          Mrs. Wilson,  widow of the late  Benonia Wilson,  has bought out the saloon and boarding house of  Peter Keck  on East Jackson st.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
October 8, 1891
Page 3
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          Martin Wilson  presented us Friday with a bag of the finest potatoes we have seen this season.  They were simply immense.
Contributed by Susan Kelley


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, April 22, 1891
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          Two shoe knives and a pair of shears were lost out of a buggy last Friday, belonging to  Worth Wilson.  The finder will receive a reward by returning the property to him.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, December 20, 1888
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          Persons having notes to sell, or wanting to borrow money should call and see D. L. Wilson.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Vol. IX.  No.  271.  Shelbyville, Ind.
November 16, 1888
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          James  Wilson,  a brother of  Lee  Wilson,  was elected Prosecuting attorney in Kearney county, Kansas.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Monday, April 16, 1888
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          James B. Wilson  has received the following letter from  Robert W. Medkirk  of Indianapolis:  "Dear Sir and Comrade:  I see by the papers that you have brought action to have guardians appointed for several of your comrades who squander their money.  I congratulate you upon the move and hope you will be successful and have no doubt as the law amply provides for just such cases.  I have been surprised that such a movement had not been made here as I am sorry to say we have a good many unfortunate comrades that all they get nearly goes for drink and their pension money goes to the saloon-keeper instead of their families.  I shall watch the outcome of your case and if successful I think I will try it here."
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Monday October 3, 1887
Page 1 column 5
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          "Uncle" Isaac Wilson showed us this morning a psalm and prayer book made in 1768 ad used by his grandfather William Wilson.  The blank pages in the book contain the following records of the sons and daughters of  William Wilson: William Wilson and  Hannah McCarty  were married on June 13, 1776;  Isaac Wilson was born on April 3, 1777;  Elizabeth Wilson, January 14, 1781;  Rachel Wilson, September 25, 1792;  Hannah Wilson, June 11, 1797;  Hannah McCarty, December 9, 1750;  James Wilson, father of  Isaac H. Wilson, was born on January 15, 1779.  Mr. Wilson prizes the book very highly.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, March 7, 1887
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          Ben Wilson  has had his pension increased to $12 per month.  Lee F. Wilson, attorney.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, February 1, 1886
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          J. W. Wilson  lost his bird dog the other day.
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          D. L. Wilson  wen[sic] to Tipton county this morning on legal business.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 26, 1886
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          The case of the State vs.  James Wilson, for trespass was dismissed this morning.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, January 21, 1886
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          Miss Mary Wilson,  of Waldron, one of the handsomest young ladies in the county, will be here Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 19, 1886
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           Miss Ella Needham, of Franklin, is the guest of  Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Wilson.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 19, 1878
Page 3, column 4
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DIVORCE  NOTES
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          Elizabeth Wilson  VS  William S. Wilson is the title of a divorce case recently filed in the Clerk's office.  The divorce is asked on the ground of cruel treatment.
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          Keelus Wilson files a complaint for a divorce from his wife Nancy E. Wilson and complains very bitterly of the cruel treatment he has received at the hands of the gentle Nancy.  He charges his wife with being very ungrateful to her marriage vows and with being too much enamored with the winning ways of several persons he names in his complaint.  As far as he is concerned he feels quite confident that his married life has been one of rare excellence and virtue.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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