Shelby  County  Indiana
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Workman / Wortman

The  Kokomo  Tribune
November 28, 1952
Page 8
          Mrs. William Frazee  entertained at Thanksgiving dinner guests  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Helcher  of Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Wortman  of Shelbyville; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Talbert  and family of Muncie,  Mr. and Mrs. Glen Golding  of Los Angeles, Calif., and Charles Golding.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, January 23, 1886
          Mary J. Workman  was this morning granted a divorce from   James Workman  by Judge Hord.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
May 8, 1879
Probably  Fatal  Assicent  to  a  Boy.
The Doctors Perform the Delicate Op-
eration of Trephining.
          On last Sabbath morning, an eleven year old son of  Mr. William Workman,  of Van Buren township, was kicked on the head by a horse, the result being a most terrible and probably fatal wound, as the scalp was torn up and the skull fractured in a horrible manner.  Surgical aid was summoned as soon as possible and  Drs. Espy,  of Fountaintown, and  Wolf,  of Morristown, visited the little sufferer, but an examination soon revealed the fact that a large piece of he right parietal bone was entirely separated and forced down upon the brain, producing compression.  The doctors decided that the only hope (and that a slim one) for the boy, was to operate by trephining and elevating the depressed bone, but unfortunately neither had the necessary instruments, nor were they to be found nerer than Greenfield.  So they had  Dr. Howard  sent for, with a request that he bring his operating case and meet them at 8 o'clock that evening.  Accordingly, Dr. Howard and son, Dr. Espy accompanied by  Dr. Pierson,  and Dr. Wolf accompanied by  Drs. G. F. McGaughey and  J. V. Bowers,  met, and after a careful examination and consultation, administered chloroform and proceeded to operate.  The fact was soon revealed that they had to deal with a compound comminuted fracture.  The largest piece of detached bone was of an oval shape, measuring not less that 1-1/4 by 1-3/4 inches in diameter, the inner plate being considerably larger than the outer.  All the detached portions were removed, the remaining depressed parts elevated, the wound in the scalp properly dressed, and at 10 o'clock the little fellow seemed to be resting quietly.  The doctors left with a slight hope of his ulitmate recovery.  The operation of trephining is a very delivate one and very difficult of performance.  Hence it is a feat in surgery which always attracts much attention among the medical profession.  We trust the one above described may prove successful.
          LATER --- Since the above was put in type, we learn that the boy who is the subject of the article, died on Tuesday morning from the effects of his injuries.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  National  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
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July 21, 1853
          Hymenial --- Married on the 19th instant by Judge SleethJoseph Wortman and  Nancy Hester, all of this county.
Copied by Sherry Badgley Ryan from Maurice Holmes' book, Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts 1853 - 1859, self-published, 1141 N. 450 W., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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