The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 20, 2003
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Thomas F. Meloy, 89, Shelbyville,[IN] died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at his home.
Born Sept. 13, 1914, Shelby County, s/o  Roy and Clara (Kirschbaum) Meloy.  Married  Pauline Gregory  Jan. 13, 1952, and she survives.
Survivors: 2 daughters, Debra Pennington, Bedford, [IN], Darlene Satonin, Boggstown, [IN]; 1 sister, Thelma Bowden, Ludington, Mich.; 3 grandchildren, Benjamin Pennington, Rebecca Satonin and Elizabeth Pennington.
Lifelong Shelby County resident.
Graduated:  1931 from Fairland High School, awarded four-year Edward Rector Scholarship to DePauw University.
Self-employed farmer, retiring, 1981.  Awarded the Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation Farmer of the Year Award in 1983.
Member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Shelby County Farm Bureau and former member of Northwestern Consolidated School Board.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.
Funeral services:  Steve Hilderbrand and Scott Collins officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions:  Hospice of Shelby County
Summarized by Gloria Jackson


The  Shelbyville  News
September 26, 2003
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Thomas F. Meloy, 89, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at his home.
Born Sept. 13, 1914, in Shelby County, s/o  Roy and Clara (Kirschbaum) Meloy.
Married  Pauline Gregory  on Jan. 13, 1952, and she survives.
Other survivors:  2 daughters, Debra Pennington  of Bedford and  Darlene Satonin  of Boggstown;  one sister, Thelma Bowden  of Ludington, Mich.;  and three grandchildren, Benjamin Pennington,  Rebecca Satonin  and  Elizabeth Pennington.
Lifelong Shelby County resident.
Graduated in 1931 from Fairland High School and was awarded a four-year Edward Rector Scholarship to DePauw University.
Self-employed farmer, retiring in 1981.  Awarded the Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation Farmer of the Year Award in 1983
Member of Evangelical United Church of Christ and Shelby County Farm Bureau and former member of Northwestern Consolidated School Board.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with the Revs. Steve Hilderbrand and Scott Collins officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorials:  Hospice of Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, June 6, 1963 edition
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PAUL  H. MELOY, 68,  DIED  HERE
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Well Known Man's Rites Saturday
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Paul H. Meloy, 68, 53 W. Washington St., died Wednesday, apparent heart attack.
Born near Smithland on Feb. 3, 1895, s/o  William C.  and  Jessie L. Meloy.  1921 married  Mary Rogers , surviving.  Owned and operated Meloy's Inc., photo equipment firm at 214 S. Harrison St.
Owner and operator of the Strand and former Alhambra Theatres, in theatre business for 35 years.  One of the founders and directors of Affiliated Theatre Owners of Indiana; owner and operator of Meloy's Gift and Camera Shop with his late brother, Joe Meloy.  Another brother, Dr. Earl Meloy,  and a sister  Mrs. Edna Niemeyer preceded in death.
Former director and mgr Dorsey Realty Corp; with his late father and brothers held many farm interests.  Rotary Club, the Salvation Army Board and the Shelbyville City School Board.
World War I, France, occupation in Germany; Mexican Border War.  Member of American Legion Victory Post 70 since it was founded here.
Director of W. R. Meloy. Inc., and Photo Modes Corporation.  Member of the EagIes Lodge and the First Presbyterian Church and was a former church trustee.
Surviving with his widow are a son, William R. Meloy;  two grandchildren, Michael Paul and Candace Lee Meloy, two nieces and one nephew.
Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan, 1906 E. Sharon Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85022
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
March 6, 1954
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Dr. Earl Meloy Died in Illinois
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Dr. Earl S. Meloy  died unexpectedly Friday evening in Highland, Illinois.
Well-known former resident.
Survivors:  wife, Mrs. Winifred Meloy;  daughter, Mrs. Robert Maucker  of Alton, Illinois;  three grandchildren;  brother, Paul Meloy  of Shelbyville;  several nieces and nephews of Shelbyville.
Services and burial:  Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday July 12, 1948
Page 1 column 2
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AGED  RESIDENT  DIES  AT  SON’S
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Mrs. Mary Jane Meloy Succumbs at Age of 93
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          One of Shelby county’s oldest residents, Mrs. Mary Jane Meloy, 93, died at 3:00 o’clock this morning at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jess E. Meloy, at 225 W. Franklin Street.  She had been in failing health for many years.
          Born in Shelbyville on August 3, 1854, Mrs. Meloy was a lifelong resident of Shelby county and was a member of the local First Presbyterian Church.  She was the daughter of  David and  Mary Jane McBride.
          On October 17, 1877, she was married to  Daniel Meloy whose death occurred in 1910.  A daughter, Mrs. Zula VanScyoc, also preceded her in death in 1913.  Surviving with the son at whose home she died are five grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Charles Ewing Mortuary with Dr. Walter R. Hand officiating. Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday, September 27, 1947 edition
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"RITES  TO  BE  MONDAY
FOR  JOE  B. MELOY
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          "Funeral services for  Joe B. Meloy,  prominent Shelbyville businessman, who died Thursday night, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the Ewing mortuary.
          "Dr. Charles A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 p.m. today.
          "Mr. Meloy, whose residence was at 126 W. Washington St. died at his summer home on Flat Rock river.  He was 50 years old."
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan


The  Shelbyville  Republican
November 4, 1938 edition
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"W. C. MELOY  DIES  OF  HEART  AILMENT  HERE
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"Pioneer of Moving Picture Business
Dies Suddenly at Residence
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          "W. C. Meloy, 75, pioneer in the moving picture business Indiana and one of Shelbyville's most widely known residents, died Friday afternoon at his home, 518 south Harrison street.  He had been ill since the first of the year, suffering from a heart ailment.  He passed away about 2:30 p.m.  His death came suddenly and was due to a heart attack.
          "Mr. Meloy was a lifelong resident of the county and was closely connected with civic affairs here for many years before his retirement a few years ago.
          "The son of  Jesse and Elizabeth (Hacker) Meloy, he was born January 19, 1863.  He had lived in Shelbyville the past forty-one years.
          "His business career began at Smithland, where he operated a sawmill.  When he came to Shelbyville he operated a livery business for several years and then went into the contracting business with  Ed Porter, under the firm name of  Meloy & Porter.  The firm developed several new additions to Shelbyville during its existence.
          "In 1916 Mr. Meloy founded the Strand theatre here and the business was extended several years ago when he purchased the Alhambra theatre.
          "He was united in marriage to  Miss Jessie Stewart  on December 31, 1885, and the widow survives with three sons, Earl S., of Highland, Ill.; Paul H.  and  Joe B. Meloy, of this city; two grandsons, three granddaughters and four brothers, Fred Meloy, of northeast of this city; Frank, of Ohio; Thomas  and  John, of this city.  A daughter, Mrs. Edna Neimeyer, died two years ago.
          "Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the late home, with Dr. C.A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Walter P. Halbert, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
          "He was a member of the Elks and Red Men lodges and of the Smithland Baptist church."
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan


The  Indianapolis  Star
November 21, 1915
Page 4  Column 3
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Deaths  in  Indiana.
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         SHELBYVILLE -- James Madison Meloy, 60 years old, twice elected marshal of this city and for many years a merchant policeman, is dead here.  His widow, brother, sister and two daughters survive him, one of the daughters being  Mrs. Nellie Kerner,  and the sisters, Ella Meloy, both of Indianapolis.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, October 26, 1897
Page 4, column 2
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          Patrick Meloy died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. George Jones, in Walkerville, at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, October 21, of paralysis, aged 49 years.  Funeral services were held at the M.P. Church, four miles west of this city, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Rev. Smith officiating.  Interment in Center graveyard.  Marshall G. Tindall in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Weekly,  January 24, 1889
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          Cordelia,  wife of  Ezra Meloy,  died Sunday morning of consumption.  The funeral services were held Monday at Mt. Pisgah Church, Rev. John Reese officiating.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  National  Volunteer
SHELBYVILLE,  INDIANA
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January 19, 1854
          Died - on Friday in Addison Township, Patrick Maloy an old citizen.  He had been thrown from his horse and his foot caught in the stirrups and had been dragged some distance breaking his ribs and injuring him otherwise as to cause his death.
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.  Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.

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