Bloomington (IN) Weekly Courier
May 30, 1913
late edition, page 1
GRANDFATHER OF MAMIE KERRY [Kerr?] OPPOSES FATHER WHO SEEKS HER CUSTODY
As an echo of the kidnapping of Mamie Kerr, 7 years old, by W. S. Holcombe, a businessman of Bedford and the grandfather of the child, from the home of the father's mother, Mr. [Mrs.?] Emma Walker, at Shelbyville last December, the father of the child, P. L. Kerr, and his mother arrived in Bedford yesterday and announced their intention of taking the child and her 9-year-old brother back to Shelbyville with them. Mr. Holcombe made a fast automobile trip to Seymour obtaining from Judge Swails an emergency order restraining the father from taking the children pending a preliminary hearing June 3. Mr. Holcombe is preparing to remove from Bedford to Washington in the near future taking the children with him. Mr. Kerr and his mother returned to Shelbyville.
THOMASSON SENT BACK TO PRISON; SERVED 9 YEARS
S. C. Hays, a special prison official, was here today between trains with a prisoner named Thomasson, formerly from Bedford, who served nine years of a 21 year sentence in prison for killing a man. The pardoning board paroled the man and after his release from his long confinement, he went back to Mitchell where he went into the junk business. One night later a large barn was burned to the ground and Thommasson [sic] was charged with the arson. He was placed in jail here last night and was taken on the 11:20 train at noon today back to Michigan City where he will likely serve the remainder of his 21 years.
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.