Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hendricks County residents appointed as police for Pennsylvania Railroad (1926)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 75 (October 1925 - October 1926), the court minutes for Monday, January 11, 1926 record that the following Hendricks County residents were appointed as policemen for the Pennsylvania Railroad:

Wooden J. Steadman
Orlando J. Maye
Thad Wellar Hamilton
Charles Lewin Moran
Orange E. Whiteman
George Egland
Eurotus Bruse Reed

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Obituary for Minnie Ann (COGSWELL) DELANEY died 1977

NOTE: This obituary was contributed by Karen Zach.

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of April 4, 1977:

NORTH SALEM – Minnie Ann Delaney, 89, of North Salem, died Sunday in Danville Nursing Home. Mrs. Delaney had been a patient there for several years. She was retired from the North Salem school system where she had been employed as a cook. Mrs. Delaney was a member of the North Salem Christian Church. Born November 17, 1887, in Elizaville, she was the daughter of Stacy and Nancy Ann Robinson Cogswell. She married William Delaney in 1905. He preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, William of Indianapolis; three daughters, Bessie Myers of North Salem and Bernice and Mary Gasper both of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Porter Funeral Home at North Salem with the Rev. Earl Davis officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at North Salem. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Memorial for George T. PATTISON (1926)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 75 (October 1925 - October 1926), the death of George T. Pattison on December 31, 1925 led the Hendricks County Bar to issue this memorial about him in the circuit court minutes of January 5, 1926:

"George T. Pattison, who for almost forty years was a member of this bar, passed away at his home in Danville, December 31st, 1925, at the age of 68 years. He was born in Henry County, Indiana. He attended the public schools and the Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio, and taught for a few years. He came to Hendricks County about the year of 1883 and entered the Central Normal College as a student. Two years later he graduated from that institution and became a member of the faculty, having charge of the business department of the school. For a time he read law in the office of the late Judge John V. Hadley. He was married to Jennie Downard, in 1886. She with one son and two daughters survive him. He retired from his position as instructor and gave all his time to his chosen profession. He was for a time a partner of John W. Trotter in abstracting and law, the firm name being Trotter & Pattison. Some time after the dissolution of that partnership he was a member of the firm of Enloe & Pattison.

He was a reliable and conscientious attorney and an exemplary citizen in all walks of life. He was greatly attached to his home and was a model husband and father. He was during all his residence in this county a faithful and constant member of the Methodist Church, and for many years a member of the Official Board of that institution. He served as a Director of the Central Normal College from the date of its incorporation and rendered valuable service in that capacity. For many years he was a member of the Order of Odd Fellows and stood high in the ranks of that order."





Monday, March 2, 2015

Hendricks County residents appointed to police Pennsylvania Railroad (1925)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 75 (October 1925 - October 1926), the court minutes for Saturday, November 21, 1925 record that the following Hendricks County residents were appointed as policemen for the Pennsylvania Railroad:

Edward Flynn
L.A. Louderback
C. Hogan
J.H. Gillian
J.F. Kenipp
F.V. Nearpass





Sunday, March 1, 2015

List of Pittsboro students in 1972 added

An index of the Pittsboro students in grades 1-12 in 1972 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Pittsboro High School 1972 yearbook, Progress.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

List of Franklin Township landowners in 1911 added

An index of the landowners in Franklin Township in 1911 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and includes 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.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

3 Hendricks County residents graduate from Purdue University (1949)

Source: Friday Caller (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 23, 1949 - page 1, column 4:

There were 3 Hendricks County residents among the graduates of Purdue University at the school's June 19th commencement, according to the newspaper:

--Priscilla Beth Curtis , Stilesville - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics
--Gordon A. Hobbs, Plainfield - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (he planned to continue his studies to receive a master's degree)
--David M. Hoban, Danville - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering