Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Indianapolis Raceway Park to be built in Brownsburg (1959)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 24, 1959 - page 1, columns 6-7:

According to a September 1959 newspaper article, the promoters of the proposed Indianapolis Raceway Park filed a petition with the Hendricks County Plan Commission for a zoning variance so they could build the racetrack. The 155 acre piece of land was described as being between US 136 and 30th Street (aka County Road 300 North) east of Hunter Road (aka County Road 1000 East). The project was estimated to cost $250,000, and the promoters were listed as Rodger Ward (winner of the 1959 Indy 500), Tom Binford (president of the United States Auto Club) and Frank Dickey (a promoter from New Bremen, Ohio).

NOTE: Today the racetrack is known as Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hendricks County estate index for 1945-1949 added

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in the Danville newspapers Danville Gazette and The Republican for the years 1945 through 1949 has been added to the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index of estate cases now covers 1945-1953; 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, June 25, 2016

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University (1906)

source: A commencement program for Indiana University, Bloomington for June 20, 1906:

CLAYTON:
Thomas Joseph Kirby - Bachelor of Arts in Latin
Earl Hampton Richardson - Bachelor of Arts in History

PITTSBORO:
George Albert Keeney - Bachelor of Arts in History

Friday, June 24, 2016

Adoption of Donald Dwight HART (1952)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, July 10, 1952 - page 6, column 2:

According to a legal notice, in July 1952 there was a petition filed by John Richard Olvey and Mary Kathlyn Olvey in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case #91) to adopt Donald Dwight Hart, a minor. His biological father, Miles Donald Hart, was listed as not being a resident of Indiana and not having paid support money for more than 1 year. The case was scheduled to be heard in court on September 2, 1952.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

List of Middle Township landowners in 1919 added

An index of the landowners in Middle Township in 1919 has been added to 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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Adoption of Georgie K. HENDRICKS (1950)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 22, 1950 - page 6, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in June 1950, Ray J. Miller and Sally M. Miller were petitioning the Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Georgie K. Hendricks, a minor.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hendricks County estate index for 1950-1953 updated

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in the Danville Gazette from 1950 through 1953 has been added to the existing index for The Republican that is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

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