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Source:  Cincinnati Daily Gazette, Cincinnati, OH - Page: 1
Dated: Dec. 28, 1880
All Northwestern Ohio Stirred Up Over the Shooting of Young Drury.
Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Gazette.
NAPOLEON, O., Dec. 27. - All Northwestern Ohio is intensely stirred up over the tragic fate of young Drury, who was to have been married tomorrow to Miss Dora Luckey, an estimable and highly accomplished young lady, who has recently been teaching in the public schools of Pittsburg.  She had resigned her position and was to have come West to-day.  The young lady's mother had been opposed to the marriage until recently, but it was arranged that after the marriage ceremony had been performed at the Hotel Madison, in Toledo, Mrs. Luckey was to step out and tender her congratulations and blessings upon the young couple.
     Drury seems to have had a presentiment of his fate, or at least trouble from same source, as he had been threatened by some of the young lady's relatives in case he pushed his suit.  It has transpired that on Friday, when a telegram was handed him, which proved to be from his affianced, with reference to meeting her in Toledo, he remarked to a friend that "next Tuesday he would either be married or dead."  In less than twenty-four hours his lifeless body was found lying in his employer's drug store, weltering in pools of blood.  On to-morrow his funeral will take place, the day on which he was to have been married.
     Saturday, as may be readily imagined, was the gloomiest holiday ever experienced by Napoleon.  There was nobody to say "Merry Christmas."
     The occurrence has naturally revived many stories of ex-Gov. Scott's exciting adventures, especially in South Carolina and elsewhere, and some of them were recounted your correspondent to-day.  It is known by many that the South Carolinians had him indicted after his return from there.  A number of influential citizens went to Columbus to anticipate and ward off the effects of a requisition, which it was expected would be made for him; but the requisition was never heard from.  It was neither set up or was suppressed by some means, but although the Governor was connected with some odious and, perhaps, dubious transactions, leading citizens of Napoleon speak kindly of im and are inclined to partly excuse him as the tool of other and more deeply designing parties.  It was he who was alleged to have transported the seal of the State of South Carolina to New York, and under unusual pressure and undue influences signed numerous $1,000 bonds.  Among these influences exerted, it is claimed, in an elegant suit of rooms in a first class hotel of that city, were the arguments of intriguing politicians, the blandishments of a pretty actress and singer, and plenty of champagne.
     Yesterday was very quiet and orderly in town, compared to the day previous, but I find that the strong feeling which at first set in against Gov. Scott has merely subsided, not passed away.  This has been aggravated by the fact that the Governor passed by the fallen body of Drury and took his son to the hotel without paying any attention to the deceased, but the principal cause of feeling was the fact of the Governor's wealth and influence, many old and substantial citizens of the town and county declaring in an excited manner that the prisoner would be able to buy his way out.  However, others suggest that the Governor could have closed up the drug store immediately after the shooting, and, with a horse and buggy, got away to Canada before the affair would have been discovered next morning, or if he had said nothing about it, there would have been no direct evidence against him.  The latter points are in favor of the Governor, who was willing and anxious to appear before the Coroner on Saturday, but his attorneys advised not.
     The preliminary hearing was set for to-day, and when the ease was first called in the afternoon it was seen that the examination was to be thorough and exhaustive, the object of the defense being to have bail arranged for.  The prisoner appeared as he has ever since the tragedy, nervous and excited.  A talented array of counsel appeared on both sides.  The strong points brought out for the State were the fact that the Governor had said over a year ago, that if he knew of any persons selling liquor to his son or getting him intoxicated he would shoot him dead in his tracks.  Also the Governor's statement directly after the occurrence, that Drury had got belligerent when he tried to get his son away from him, and that he went up stairs and got his revolver after he decided to go over to the drug store after his son.  The hearing will be completed tomorrow.
Source:  Democratic Northwest, Napoleon, OH - Vol: 38  Page 9
Dated: Sept. 18, 1890
Rev. C. R. Havighorst, of Hicksville, O., who was the pastor of the First M. E. Church in this city for a short time and made many friends during his stay here, will be married next Thursday evening to Miss Emille Canfield an estimable young lady of Fremont.  Findlay friends extend congratulation in advance - Findlay Jeffersonian

- In Napoleon, Sept. 10, by Rev. M. L. Doushey, S. G. Overhuls and Miss Annie Heckler both of Henry County.
     MILLER-MANDLEY - On the 11th of Sept., 1890, by W. A. Tressler, J. P., John Miller,of Archbold, Fulton county, and Miss Susan Mandley of Ridgeville township, Henry county, O.

Source:  Democratic Northwest, Napoleon, OH - Vol: 35  Page 9
Dated: Aug. 11, 1887
List of Persons who have no Recorded Certificate of Marriage:
The law of Ohio provides that a certificate of every marriage duly solemnized, signed by the Justice or Minister officiating, shall be transmitted by him to the Probate Judge in the county wherein the marriage license was issued, "within three months" thereafter, and recorded by the Probate Judge.  Every Justice or Minister failing to forward such certificate to the Probate Judge in due time is liable to pay a forfeit of fifty dollars.
     It is often, in question of heirship and other matters, of much importance to have the positive proof of the legality of a marriage as shown by the court record.  Ministers and Justices are generally prompt in discharging this obligation, but by some it is occasionally neglected to the injury of those they united in marriage.
     We have, therefore, taken the pains to make a careful examination of the marriage records of Henry county in the Probate Court since January, 1882, to April, 1887, and find a number of licenses issued that have no return of hte marriage ever having been solemnized.  There is no doubt the marriage is all right, except that the filing of the certificate has been neglected.  In some instnaces it is possible the license was not used - the parties changing their mind about uniting - but in such case the license should have been returned to the Court with that information.  Taking out license is no proof of Marriage - the certificate of Minister or Justice that the ceremony was performed is the legal proof.  We make this remark because not long ago our attention was called to the fact that certain parties claimed they were married because they had in their possession the license issued by the Probate Judge, which proves they were not married, because if they were the license would have to to out of their possession entirely to the minister or Justice performing the ceremony, who would issue them a certificate instead.
     The following persons have no certificate of marriage on record at Probate Court, and we suggest that parties interested see to it that the certificates are forwarded to the Probate office by the Minister or Justice:
 - Sylvester Fenstermacher and Lydia  Krist.
 - Peter Myre and Rebecca Stevenson
 - Isaac Myrice and Elizabeth Bowling
 - E. D. Herkimer and Lillie Hardy
 - Isaac Myrice and May Hollingsworth.
 - J. C. Howard and Nora Ingle
 - W. Wulff and Ama M. E. Stuve
 - H. M. Weaver and Eliza A. Zeller
 - W. Willis and Dora B. Newman
 - J. A. Westrick and Mary Hauer
 - John Brailey and Catharine Hollensworth
 - W. Eikley and Janette Adamson
 - W. H. Kitchell and Velma McCulllough
 - F. Vanseggern and Mary Thallman
 - C. L. Kohlenberger and Sarah E. Shumaker
 - J. Houx and Clara Carpenter
 - Willis Loch and John Adamson
 - J. C. Becker and Phebe D. Hill.
 - J. Decter and Ann Mangus
 - Abraham Golden and Susan Grimwood
 - Joseph Snyder and Catharine Westrick
 - H. Coburn and Irene Haase
 - Geo. Stevenson and Alvilda Bowlin
 - C. Romes and Eva Lesher
 - M. E. Kennelly and Emma Newton
 - John Spangler and Maggie Schwab
 - S. Janes and Ines Calinder
Source:  Democratic Northwest, Napoleon, OH - Vol: 35  Page: 9
Dated: Jan. 5, 1888
     The following is a list of marriage licenses issued by Probate Judge Meekison, for the month of December, 1887:
 - P. A. HESS and Mary E. WISSINGER
 - F. L. LeBAY and Anna E. FRANKFATHER
 - S. .LOGAN and Clara HATCHER
 - A. A. LEWIS and Sadie SANDS
 - J. A. REED and Rebecca C. FRANKFATHER
 - E. F. MaLEY and Emma COLE
 - H. BOCKELMAN and Delphia HESS
 - F. L. CONDIT and Lulu J. SCRIBNER
 - J. D. FLEMMING and Henrietta HURD
 - A. P. TRAVI and Clara B. DICKERSON
 - D. J. CRAMPTON and Mary GLORE
 - D. E. GOODNIGHT and Susannah F. Butler
 - T. E. Hester and Verda FOLTZ
 - W. E. GOOD and Hulda J. SHEPARD
 - J. L. THIESEN and Dellia STARKEY
 - C. F. DECKO and CORA L. Booher
 - V. L. RODMEN and Cora M. ROGERS
 - J. P. SAYGERS and Capitoa STOW
 - H. H. HASTED and May BADE
 - H. HAYES and Martha SIDOL
 - J. M. MILLER and Carrie Osborn

On Dec. 22nd, in Napoleon , by Rev. M. L. Donahey, Mr. Wm. E. Gord and Miss Huldia J. Shepard; both of Henry county, Ohio
 - CONDITT - SCHRIBNER - On Dec. 28th, at the Bride's home in Napoleon, by Rev. M. L. Donahey, Frank L. Condit, of Monroe, Mich., and Miss Lula J. Scribner, of Napoleon.
 - PHILPOTT - ANTHONY - On Wednesday, Dec. 28th, 1887, in Damascus township, by Rev. J. T. Pope, assisted by Rev. Austin Philpott, Mr. Thomas D. Philpott and Miss MAry Etta Anthony
The happy couple were the recipients of many tokens of love and friendship, all of wihch were of practical value and some of them indeed beautiful.     XX
 - LEWIS - SANDS.  - On the 30th day of December, 1887, by W. A. Tressler, J. P., Andrew A. Lewis and Miss Sady Sands, all of Holgate, Henry county, O.

Source:  Democratic Northwest, Napoleon, OH - Vol: 36  Page: 9
Dated: May 17, 1888
     AYERS - SHELLER - In Damascus township, May 6, 1888, by Rev. S. A. Myers, James A. Ayers and Miss Harriet E. Sheller both of Grelton, Henry county, Ohio.
     SMITH-CANON. - On the 15th day of May, 1888, by W. A. Tressler, J. P., Mr. John Smith and Miss Mary A. Canon, of Holgate, Henry county, O.

 - H. L. Stover and Sobina Poth.

Source:  Democratic Northwest, Napoleon, OH - Vol: 36  Page: 5
Dated: Jan. 3, 1889

     Married, on Christmas, Samuel Burwell, of Fort Wayne, and Miss Rettie Heeter, of Grelton.  May their wedded life be long and happy, is the best wishes of their friends.
     A certain young man of Grelton after being the chosen champion of a young lady of the best society of the neighborhood, and after getting ready to marry her on Christmas, hied himself to Napoleon to get the license, when lo, on the way that other girl meeteth him and they hied themselves away to the marriage alter and leave the unsuspecting bride, who waiteth in vain.

     The marriage of Mr. S. A. Philpott and Miss Alla Domer took place on the 28th inst., Rev. J. W. Sinclare officiating.  All join in wishing Stephen and Alla along and happy wedded life.

Source:  Democratic Northwest, Napoleon, OH - Vol: 40  Page 9
Dated: Aug. 25, 1892
At the Court-House
Marriage Permits
 - John Ellis and Maggie Asbel
 - Alfred Ranber
and Lizzette Inthurm
 - John Elkin
and Laura Hurd
 - G. M. Saul
and Mary E. Mohler
 - Minor E. Foor
and Sarah E. Hartman
 - George Mitchell
and Minnie Meeker
 - Wallace Brubaker
and Myrtie Smith
 - Henry Mull
and Lizzie Burkholder
 - 'Lafe Worline
and Mary Stimmel.
Source:  Democratic Northwest, Napoleon, OH - Vol: 43  Page: 2
Dated: Jan. 17, 1895
     Married, Beams - Bevans, at the residence of the brides sister, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jacobson, McClure, O., Wednesday evening, Jan. 9th, 1895, by Rev. L. S. Woodruff, Noah Reams, of McClure and Mary E. Vevans of Forest, O.  Their many friends of McClure wish them a long and happy life.
Swigart-Battenfield, married by Rev. J. A. Lucy at the residence of S. R. Battenfield at McClure, O., Thursday, Jan. 10, 1895, Charles H. Swigart and Miss Pearl Battenfield.  They left on the afternoon train for their future home.  The community extends congratulations and many good wishes for the happy couple.
E. H. McBride and Martha E. Sworden, Hoytsville, O.
 - Homer Tyner
and Delia A. Sworden, Hoytsville, O.
 - Frederick L. Frankfather and Josephine L. Stykemaine.  Napoleon

Letter List
     Letters remaining uncalled for in the Napoleon post office for the weeks work and ending June 27, 1895
     Mr. Fuller, E. A. Maynard, Ellen Cliffeard
     Persons calling for the above letters will please say they were advertised and g
Source:  Democratic Northwest, Napoleon, OH - Vol: 403 Page 9
Dated: Oct. 3, 1895
 - BALKEY - JUG. -
On September 29th, at the parsonage in Napoleon by Rev. M. L. Donahey, Elmer Balkey and Miss Ella Jug, both of Henry county, O.
 - REDFIELD - SCHLENTZ - At the M. E. Parsonage, in Napoleon, O., Sunday evening, Sept. 29th, 1895, by Rev. J. Williams, Mr. George L. Redfield and Miss Carrie M. Schlentz.
The happy couple took the evening train for the west on a wedding tour.  They will soon be at home to their many friends.


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