Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 24, 1932
          William K. Pryor,  well known resident of this city for many years, died at his home at Waldron at 5:15 o'clock Thursday evening following a long illness.  He had been bedfast for the past ten days.  His death, although not entirely unexpected, comes as a cause of sincerest sorrow to his hundreds of friends throughout the county, where he was widely known and held in highest esteem.
          Born near Paris, Ky., on July 13, 1859, Mr. Pryor was eighty-two years, four months and fifteen days of age at the time of death.  On Dec. 19, 1884, he was united in marriage to  Miss Laura Jones,  and they moved to this city in 1893.  Mr. Pryor served as a justice of peace here for more than twelve years, and during that time he became widely known and well-loved by all those who knew him.  In 1914, he left this city and moved to Waldron, where he and Mrs. Pryor conducted a dry goods and millinery store, soon becoming leading citizens of that community.  He had been a faithful member of the Baptist church for the past forty years.
          Two children,  Russell Clay and  William Jefferson,  were born to the union, but both preceded him in death.  The former was drowned in 1898 and William, wounded seriouslly in France during the World War, died shortly after the signing of the armistice.
          Funeral services will be held at the Waldron Baptist church at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, with [not legible].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, August 2, 1910
          Word has been received here by  Squire William Pryor  that his half-brother,  Roger Pryor,  was killed at Lexington, Ky., Monday in a duel participated in by himself and a neighbor, the result of a dispute over their crops.  Mr. Pryor emptied both loads of his shotgun into the body of his neighbor, while the neighbor emptied one barrel from his shotgun into Pryor's breast, killing him almost imstantly.  The other man is at the point of death.  Squire Pryor left yesterday to attend the funeral.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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