Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1948-1949

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 Coatesville Herald for 1948 and 1949. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1948 through 1953
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Union Township residents serving in World War II (1945)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, January 25, 1945 - page 1, column 5:

According to a January 1945 article, a committee was gathering the names of all those residents of Union Township who were serving in World War II. Their list included the following names:

Morris Armstrong
Richard Bailey
Ronald Bailey
Charles Baire
Robert Bowman
Herschel Chelf
Lloyd Curry
Lowell Curry
Ronald Curry
Jewell Dale
Paul Dale
Hall Ellis
Clarence Everhart
Elmer Garland
Marion Ginn
Harold Green
James Groover
Charles Hall
James Hall
Charles Hancock
Leon Hancock
Harold Herrod
Merle Isley
Morris Isley
Howard Kingery
Henry Laakman
Robert Land
Russell Landreth
Byron Leach
Walter Leach
James Leak
Mary Jane Leak
Kenneth Leathers
Marion Linton
Lavaughn Long
Argil Mahan
Earl Martin
Joseph Martin
David Odom
Marvin Odom
William Odom
Woodrow Ogden
Harold Poland
Milburn Poland
Charles Pope
Franklin Porter
Charles Ratliff
Lee Ratliff
Joseph Rinehart
Richard Rinehart
Eugene Scamahorn
Emmert Smith
Melvin Smith
Milburn Smith
Richard Swain
George Thompson
Benjamin Trent
Ray Trent
James Weddle
Herbert Wetherington
Edwin Wills

Friday, January 20, 2017

Name change of Tommy Ballard PIERPONT (1945)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 13, 1945:

According to a public notice, in September 1945, Tommy Ballard Pierpont was petitioning the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case #6952) to change his name to Tommy Ballard. The petition was to be heard in court on October 5, 1945.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1955)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 16, 1955 - page 3, columns 4-5:

--Mary E. Ayers - Graduate Nurse and Bachelor of Science in Nursing
--Marjorie A. McClarnon - Dental Hygiene Certificate
--Mrs. Marjorie I. Brown Moore - Bachelor of Science in Business
--James C. Nash - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Jack Schenck - Doctor of Jurisprudence
--June M. Smith - Bachelor of Music

--Richard A. Alexander - Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
--Paul R. Logsdon - Bachelor of Laws

--Maurice James Black - Bachelor of Arts in Anatomy and Physiology
--Lucille Goodwin - Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education
--Robert W. Kirtley - Doctor of Medicine
--George L. Mitchell - Doctor of Medicine
--Mrs. Jamie Walter Schaphorst - Bachelor of Science in Education

--Patricia A. Porter - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

--Raymond E. Andrews, Jr. - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Martin H. Lease, Jr. - Master of Arts in Government

Galyan's grocery store opens in Plainfield (1959)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 3, 1959 - page 8:

On Wednesday, December 2, 1959, Galyan's Shady Acres Market Center held their grand opening on US 40 in Plainfield. Their full-page ad described themselves as "The Store of Tomorrow" and "A Dream Palace of The Finest." They also opened a Trading Post at the Plainfield location, which sold outdoor sporting equipment.

In 2004 Galyan's was purchased by Dick's Sporting Goods and the Plainfield location closed.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hendricks County obituaries index updated for 2016

Entries from 2016 have been added to the database Deaths from The Republican's Year in Review, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The Republican is a weekly newspaper published in Danville, Indiana. At the beginning of the year it publishes a special "Year in Review" issue, which includes a listing of all the deaths that were mentioned in each issue of the previous year.

This database includes the person's name and the issue of the newspaper their obituary appeared in. It now covers 1892-2016.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

IGA supermarket opens on courthouse square in Danville (1950)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, July 20, 1950 - page 1, columns 2-3:

The IGA supermarket in Danville may be remembered for its location at 1120 West Main Street, which is at the northeast corner of the intersection of US 36 (West Main Street) and County Road 75 West (aka Mackey Road) on the west side of town. However, back in July 1950, it actually opened on the south side of the courthouse square, at 59 West Marion Street. Back then, Marion Saunders was the owner, and it was known as Saunders' IGA Market. In 1950, it took over half of the remodeled Hoosier Hotel building. The article about its July 1950 grand opening touted the fact that the store would be open 7 days a week and offer "complete self-service", with 2 "high-speed checkout counters capable of servicing 2,000 customers per day".

So at one time in the 1950's, there was a Kroger on the west side of the courthouse square, and an IGA supermarket on the south side of the courthouse square.

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss American frontier history

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, February 2 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Knox County Historian Dennis Latta will present a program, "How We changed The Frontier and How The Frontier Changed Us," about American's pioneering history and how it influences us today.

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

Monday, January 16, 2017

102-year-old Millie F. REED dies (1976)

source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Monday, October 4, 1976 - page 5, columns 1-2:

Danville - Miss Millie F. Reed, 102-year-old Danville resident, died Tuesday in Golden Rule Nursing Home here.

A native of Avon, Miss Reed received a bachelor's degree from DePauw University in 1898 and her master's in botany from Butler University in 1927.

A member of the Primitive Baptist Church here, she operated an art studio in Detroit for many years and also taught art and music in several Indiana schools.

Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Beula Muston of Avon and Mrs. Fern Hadley of North Salem; a cousin, Mrs. Dessie Starkey of Brownsburg; four other nieces; a nephew; a cousin, and a sister-in-law.

Services were Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home here, with Dr. Larry Lilly officiating. Burial was in East Cemetery.