Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hendricks County divorce index 1944-1947 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1944-1947 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 94 (25 September 1944 - 8 December 1945) and Book 95 (10 December 1945 - 11 February 1947).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1948.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fern (REED) LAWSON granted divorce (1947)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 96 (February 1947 - March 1948), in September 1947 Fern (Reed) Lawson was granted a divorce from Lindol L. Lawson (case #17790) for cruel and inhuman treatment. The divorce decree noted that they were married on 22 November 1936 and lived together until 13 June 1947, and had children: Lindol L. Lawson, II (age 9) and Sarah Ann Lawson (age 3). Fern was given custody of the 2 children and Lindol was ordered to pay $10 a week child support. They had already filed a property settlement with the court, in which Lindol gave Fern the deed to their home at 292 West Marion Street in Danville.

Alice BENJAMIN of Indianapolis granted divorce (1947)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 96 (February 1947 - March 1948), in September 1947 Alice A. Benjamin was granted a divorce from Frank P. Benjamin (case #17794). The case was originally filed in Marion County court in Indianapolis but was transferred to the Hendricks County Circuit Court. The divorce decree noted that they were married on 12 April 1937 and had lived together until 2 January 1947, and had children Marilyn Rose Benjamin (age 9) and Donna Elaine Benjamin (age 4). Alice was given custody of the 2 children and Frank was ordered to pay $30 a week child support.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hendricks County divorce index 1942-1944 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1942-1944 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 92 (3 June 1942 - 25 June 1943) and Book 93 (26 June 1943 - 23 September 1944).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1947.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Maple Hill Cemetery burials index added

An index of the burial records from Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield for the years 1977 to 2013 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was done by the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library's Indiana Room, from photocopies of the cemetery's burial ledgers.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wilma BATES granted divorce for husband's military desertion (1943)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 93 (June 1943 - June 1944), in October 1943 Wilma Bates was granted a divorce from Rush L. Bates (case #16858). The divorce decree noted that her husband was serving a sentence in federal prison for being a deserter from the military.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hendricks County divorce index 1940-1942 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1940-1942 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 90 (14 June 1940 - 26 May 1941) and Book 91 (26 May 1941 - 2 June 1942).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1944.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Carmie Rogan WALLEN corrects his birth record (1943)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 92 (June 1942 - June 1943), in January 1943 Carmie Rogan Wallen petitioned the court to correct the date on his birth record. The court granted the petition and corrected his birth record so that it reflected the fact he was born on March 6, 1917.