Wednesday, June 21, 2017

List of Eel River Township landowners in 1903 added

An index of the landowners in Eel River Township in 1903 has been added to the Land Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1945

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from the Clayton Commercial for 1945. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now covers these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Clayton Commercial - 1945 [scattered issues]
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1986
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1986
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1952
This index currently covers 1945-1986; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all of the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Saturday, June 17, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Franklin College, Franklin (1986)

source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 29, 1986 - page 2, columns 3-4:

According to a newspaper article, the following residents of Hendricks County graduated from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana during its May 24 commencement exercises:

--Todd Bratton Davis, Plainfield
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis
subject: Business
--Dorene Jackson, Plainfield
daughter of Wayne Jackson
subject: Journalism and Spanish
--Jonathan Wilson, R.R.1, Pittsboro
son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson
subject: History

Friday, June 16, 2017

Plainfield moves its post office to Carr Road (1986)

source: Plainfield Messenger - issue of Thursday, January 23, 1986 - page 1, columns 2-3:

According to a newspaper article, on Saturday, January 25, 1986, Plainfield's post office would move to a new location - a new 8,000 square foot building on Carr Road. It had been located on North Mill Street for 20 years before this move. Louise Gregory was the postmaster. The Carr Road facility had additional spaces for parking, more post office boxes and a vending machine in the lobby to purchase stamps.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette (winter 1948)

source: The Clayton Commercial (Clayton, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 12, 1948 - page 8, column 3:

According to a newspaper article, these Hendricks County residents graduated from Purdue University in their commencement held on February 1, 1948:

--James A. West of Plainfield - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
--James A. Newman of Coatesville - Bachelor of Science in Forestry
--James R. Leak of Lizton - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1986

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from The Republican and Danville Gazette for 1986. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now covers these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1986
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1986
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1952
This index currently covers 1945-1986; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all of the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Monday, June 12, 2017

Plainfield genealogy group to tour historic Quaker building

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, July 6 at 1 pm at the Plainfield Friends Meeting and Western Yearly Meeting House (105 S. East St., Plainfield) for a tour given by Rev. Bill Clendening. This is one of the oldest buildings in Plainfield and includes a hand-pump organ from 1899.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.