Sunday, February 26, 2017

List of North Salem High School students in 1953 added

An index of the students in grades 9 through 12 at North Salem High School in 1953 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1953 yearbook, Echoes 1953. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1949)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 9, 1949 - page 1, column 2:

BROWNSBURG:
--Edna M. Cave - Bachelor of Science in Education
--Julius J. Kossik - Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
--James A. White - Bachelor of Arts in Zoology

CLAYTON:
--Robert L. Liggett - Doctor of Education

COATESVILLE:
--James Elrod - Bachelor of Arts in Speech

DANVILLE:
--Rosemary Brown - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Charles M. Davison, Jr. - Bachelor of Arts in Government
--Karl R. Hawley - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Robert B. Smith - Master of Music
--Rosalie J. Wean - Bachelor of Science in Education

NORTH SALEM:
--Clarice M. Robinson - Doctor of Education

PITTSBORO:
--Vincent G. Canganelli - Bachelor of Arts in Anatomy and Physiology

PLAINFIELD:
--Chester E. Clark - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Barbara J. Daum - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Mary Louise Daum - Graduate Nurse
--Frank W. Hamilton - Master of Science in Physical Education
--Lowell E. Krebs - Bachelor of Arts in Botany
--Russell B. Long - Bachelor of Science in Business

STILESVILLE:
--Boyd C. Purcell - Bachelor of Science in Business

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1950)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 8, 1950 - page 1, column 2:

BROWNSBURG:
--Myrna J. Gavin - Bachelor of Arts in English
--Julius J. Kossik - Master of Science in Recreation

COATESVILLE:
--James F. Elrod - Master of Arts in Speech

CLAYTON:
--Robert L. Liggett - Doctor of Education

DANVILLE:
--Richard D. Evans - Master of Science in Education
--Edward D. Miller - Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Physiology
--Mrs. Joyce Hollowell Miller - Master of Science in Home Economics
--Patricia Ann Roeder - Master of Music
--Charles A. Thomson - Bachelor of Science in Business

NORTH SALEM:
--Walter E. McDonald - Bachelor of Science in Dentistry

PITTSBORO:
--Robert E. Zerr - Bachelor of Science in Business

PLAINFIELD:
--Marion L. Fields - Bachelor of Arts in Botany
--Jack L. Rivers - Bachelor of Science in Social Service
--Robert L. Sims - Bachelor of Arts in Geology
--Mrs. Dorothy Pike Wagers - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics
--Charles H. Weesner - Bachelor of Science in Business


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Adoption of Christopher Andrew BRUMLEY (1982)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 4, 1982 - page 7, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in March 1982 Kevin Ray Mann filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 82-4) to adopt Christopher Andrew Brumley, a minor. His biological parent, Orie L. Brumley, was listed as having abandoned him and his whereabouts were unknown. The case was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice was published.





Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1947-1948

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 Friday Caller (Plainfield) for 1947 and 1948. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1955
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1948
This index currently covers 1945-1984; 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.








Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Danville fire department gets radios (1955)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 9, 1954 - page 1, column 1; Thursday, February 10, 1955 - page 1, column 3:

When Danville got direct-dial telephone service in November 1954, it resulted in a change in how the members of Danville's volunteer fire department responded to a fire. Previously, the public would notify the telephone operator that there was a fire, and then the fire siren on top of the telephone building would be sounded, alerting the firefighters wherever they were to respond.

In February 1955, the Danville Town Council authorized the purchase of 15 crystal-controlled radio receivers (at a total cost of $2,746), which would then be placed in the homes or businesses of the firefighters. The radios would be activated by the operator at the police station, who would then announce the location of the fire over the radio, and would also simultaneously press the button to activate the town's fire alarm. Danville was reportedly the only volunteer fire department in the state that would have a radio alerting system, although other large cities in Indiana (as well as the entire state of Delaware) were already using this system.

The radios replaced a system that (according to a November 11, 1954 article) had been used directly after the switch to the direct-dial phone system. Under that plan, the public was to call SH 5-4567. This would then cause the phones in 10 of the firefighters' homes to ring simultaneously. This system was known as a conference circuit, and cost $900 a year. However, the town council quickly found it to be "costly, inadequate and unsatisfactory."

Monday, February 20, 2017

Adoption of Thomas Udell ISON, II (1956)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 16, 1956 - page 10, column 3:

According to a legal notice, in August 1956 there was a petition filed by Charles Edwin Wills in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case #171) to adopt Thomas Udell Ison, II, a minor. His biological father, Thomas Udell Ison, I, was listed as not being a resident of Indiana and his whereabouts were unknown. The case was scheduled to be heard in court on October 6, 1956.