The Shelby Democrat
Mrs. Sarah Rouse,
721 north Noble street, has filed a complaint in the Shelby circuit court for a
divorce from Christopher Rouse, who was found guilty here July 20, on a
charge of rape and is now serving a term of one to five y earsí imprisonment
in the Indiana state prison. Mrs. Rouse is represented by Walter C. Reece,
attorney, in entering the complaint.
Thursday August 23, 1923
WIFE OF ROUSE FILES DIVORCE
Married Month Before Arrest of Husband
on Charge of Criminal
Mr. and Mrs. Rouse
formerly lived in Brandywine township. They were married March 19 of this year
and the separation is given in the complaint as taking place on the day that Mr.
Rouse was convicted in the Shelby circuit court of the rape charge. He was
alleged to have criminally assaulted a girl, 12 years old. The assault took
place a short time after his marriage to Mrs. Rouse.
The only ground set
out in the complaint is the conviction and sentence of Mr. Rouse on the charge
of rape. Mrs. Rouse also asks the return of her former name of Sarah H. Land.
Contributed by Barb Huff
The Shelbyville Daily Democrat
Otto Rouse, aged
sixteen years, son of Oliver Rouse, of Moral township, is
dangerously low with typhoid fever.
Friday, September 22, 1899
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Volunteer
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed Administrator of the estate of Samuel Rouse, late of Shelby County, Indiana, deceased. Said estate is supposed to be solvent.
Thursday, December 25, 1862
December 23, 1862.
J. J. FOWLER,
Notice is hereby given that I will sell at public auction, on Saturday, the 10th day of January, 1863, at the late residence of Samuel Rouse, in Shelby county, Indiana, deceased, all his personal property, not taken by the widow, consisten[sic] of one Horse, 3 head of Cattle, 14 head of Hogs, Farming Utensils, Household and Kitchen Furniture.
TERMS. --- All sums under three dollars, cash in hand, and all sums over three dollars a credit of twelve months will be given, the purchaser giving his hote with approved security, waiving valuation and appraisement laws.
J. J. FOWLER,
Dec. 22, 1862.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The National Volunteer
Notice - - Duncan McDougall is appointed
administrator of the estate of Thomas Rouse.
March 31, 1853
Copied by Sherry Badgley Ryan; abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book, Shelbyville,
Indiana Newspaper Excerpts 1853 - 1859