Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 22 March 1901
Friday at his home on the corner of Grant Avenue and Pike Street, John H. Shue celebrated his 80th birthday, a dinner being given in honor of the event. About forty guests were present and the day was passed in a very enjoyable manner. Mr. Shue was born March 29, 1821, in Onondaga County, New York, and came to this county with his parents in 1836. When seventeen years old, he became a clerk in the store of John Garvey, in the first building erected on the corner of Market and Washington Streets. In 1856 he bought the interest of John Robinson in the dry goods business, but was burned out in 1866. In 1875, after having lived on the farm several years, he entered the grocery business in the old Union block and continued there until a short time ago, when he sold his interest and concluded to take a well earned rest.
Mr. Shue was married to his present wife in this county in 1865, she being a Miss Cynthia A. Vaughn, and one child, a daughter, Miss Anna, was born to them. Mr. and Mrs. Shue have been among the staunchest members of the Baptist Church in this city and have made a large circle of friends who wish them much happiness in their old age. -s