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Shaw, Claude H. – Obituary

In ill health for several years, Claude H. Shaw, died at his home in Noble township, Wednesday evening at 7:10 o’clock. He was 78 years. Mr. Shaw, who was a farmer and had spent the greater past of his life in Shelby county, was born in Butler County, Ohio, on April 18, 1869. He was a member of the Methodist Church. On December 23, 1894, he was married to Miss Mellie Phillippe, who survives with a daughter, Mrs. Sally Weidner; three granddaughters, Mrs. Ralph Bentley, Mrs. David Snyder and Miss Claudine Weidner, all of this city, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Grove Baptist church today at 2:00 p.m. (DST) and burial will be made in the church cemetery in charge of Carl Norman of Hope. Friends may call at the late home at any time. Shelbyville Republican, Friday, August 8, 1947 Contributed by: Shelli...

Shaw, Mellie Phillippe – Obituary

Prosecutor Donald L. Brunner said this afternoon he will call the Shelby County grand jury to meet soon, and he said he would ask the jury to consider returning an indictment against Charles M. Bennett for reckless homicide in the traffic death of Mrs. Mellie Shaw. Shelby county recorded its sixth traffic fatality of 1953 today with the death this morning of Mrs. Mellie Shaw, 78, of Noble township, who died at the Major Hospital after being injured July 17 in a car-truck collision on south State Road 9 three miles from the city. Meanwhile Charles M. Bennett, 35, Shelbyville, RR3, arrested and charged with drunken driving in the accident, filed another motion yesterday seeking to quash the affidavit against him, after being granted a motion for continuance of the case July 18. Another drunken driving charge is still pending against the defendant from last October. Mrs. Shaw, who suffered shock and multiple fractures of the right arm and clavicle in the accident, died at 3:30 a.m. today. She was a passenger in a 1948 Dodge coach owned and driven by her daughter Mrs. Cleo (Sallie) Hook, 49, Flat Rock, R.R.1, who received cuts and bruises in the accident. The Hook car was in collision with a 1950 Dodge pick-up truck owned and driven by Bennett, authorities said, and loss to each vehicle was set at $700. State police at the time said the truck attempted to pass another car and both the truck and on-coming Hook car apparently went to the left to avoid a crash but were unable to do so, with the right front of the...

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