Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday June 8, 1938
Page 1 column 7
Mrs. Stella Small Dies
At Indianapolis
          Mrs. Stella Small, of Indianapolis, seventy-three, died at her home there Monday at 10:00 p.m. following an illness of a year which began when she suffered a broken hip.
          Mrs. Small was born in Shelby county, the daughter of  John W. and  Esther Pherigo.  She leaves two brothers,  June Pherigo, of southwest of this city, and  Dale Pherigo, of Flat Rock, and several nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be held at the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery at 10 o’clock Thursday morning in charge of Charles M. Ewing funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, March 3, 1934
J. R. Small, Brother of Mrs. F.
W. Gottlieb, Succumbs
In Chicago Hospital.
          J. Riley Small,  54 yeears old, brother of  Mrs. F. W. Gottlieb,  of Morristown, died at four o'clock this morning in St. Luke's hospital in Chicago, where he had been confined intermittently for the last six years, suffering from heart disease and dropsy.
          Mr. Small was a music teacher in Morristown for several years and lived in Rushville for about five years.  He had served as a church organist in Rushville, Indianapolis and Chicago.  For 25 years he was music editor of the American Book, Inc., at Chicago.
          The body will be brought to the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb in Morristown, where the funeral services will be held [the copy becomes to dark to read further].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday September 21, 1928
Page 1 column 5
Was Born In Shelbyville And Had Lived
All Of Her Life In This City
          Mrs. Mary Small, age eighty-one, a native of Shelbyville and a life-long resident of the city, died Friday morning at 8:45 o’clock at her home, 158 West Mechanic street.  Her death was caused by senility and a complication of diseases.  She had been in ill health for some time.
          Mrs. Small was the daughter of  John and Sarah Morrison.  She was born in a house in North Harrison street, this city September 25, 1847.  The home was known for years as the “Morrison House,” standing at the intersection of Harrison and Mechanic streets.  She was married to  Edward Small  September 27, 1864.  Mr. Small was one of the best known business men here for many years.  His death occurred December 28, 1916.
          Mrs. Small was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church here, having held her membership there for many years.  She had been an active worker in the church during a great part of her life.
          Of nine children born to Mr. and Mrs. Small, five are living.  They are  Wilber Small, of Indianapolis;  Frank,  George  and  John Small, all of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. John Ragar, of Harrison, Ohio.  She also leaves twenty-three grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at two thirty o’clock, Dr. L. T. Freeland, pastor of the First M. E. church, officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Brenda Emery

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday December 28, 1916
Page 1 column 4
Was Veteran of Civil War, Survivor of Battle Stone River,
Resident Shelbyville Since 1863
          At 4:20 o’clock Thursday morning at his home, 158 west Mechanic street, this city, Mr. Edward Small, citizen and veteran of the civil war, passed away.  His death has been expected.  For a number of years this good man has been suffering from complications brought on by wounds received in the war.  Mr. Small was a man of many good parts and no bad ones.  His life stretches back through more than three-quarters of a century, his years being complete with good living.  He was born in Seneca Falls, New York, September 7, 1835.  When an infant his parents came to western, Ohio, where he grew to manhood.  As a young man he learned the business of carriage trimming, which occupation in that day was one of the best trades that could be acquired.  When the wild alarm of war was sounded Mr. Small was at Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  Without hesitation he enlisted and was assigned to Company G, of the 37th Indiana Infantry. He served his country faithfully, heroically.  He was one of the very few survivors of the battle of Stone River in which a number of Shelby County men participated.  Because of wounds received causing disabilities that prevented further service he was mustered out of the service.  He then came to Shelbyville to work for  James E. McGuire  who had a buggy and carriage factory in east Washington street extending through to Franklin street.  The Washington street building was but recently torn down.
          On September 27, 1864 Mr. Small was married to  Miss Mary Morrison, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. John Morrison, who for years were the owners of the Morrison House located on the northeast corner of Harrison and Mechanic streets.  With the exception of a short time spent on a farm, located west of the Brandywine Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Small passed their married life in Shelbyville.  Both were always held in highest esteem.  To this couple were born nine children, five of whom survive they being, Wise Small, of Indianapolis;  Frank,  George,  John, all of this city, and  Mrs. Stella Ragar, of Harrison, Ohio.  Mr. Small left no relatives in Shelby county.
          It was not long after Mr. Small was married that he gave to Shelbyville the first peanut stand the town had.  It was built along the brick wall where the front entrance to the Shelbyville Trust Co. now is.  Here for many years Mr. Small acted as the agent for all the daily newspapers that circulated here.  In addition he sold cigars, tobacco and such other foods that were retailed in those days from a “peanut stand.”  The business was considered quite an addition to Shelbyville’s growing industries.  After this place was disposed of Mr. Small engaged in practically the same line at different locations.  He accumulated money, which he invested in good real estate.  His boys were all natural newsboys and were known as such, his grandsons now being engaged in handling city papers.
          Of splendid disposition Mr. Small had a multitude of friends of whom will regret to know of his death.
          Mr. Small was a Mason and belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic since its organization.  The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the family residence at two o’clock.  The Rev. W. F. Wycoff, of the First M. E. church, will officiate.  The G.A.R. will also conduct their service.  The interment will be in Forest Hill.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Brenda Emery

The  Indianapolis  Star
January 2, 1914
           SHELBYVILLE -- Charles Small,  46 years old, is dead at the home of his father,  Edward Small,  in this city.  His parents, four brothers and one sister survive.
Contributed anonymously
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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