Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Adoption of Alonzo MYERS (THARP) (1919)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 41 (December 1918 - September 1919), in March 1919 Harry E. and Minnie L. Tharp of Brownsburg filed a petition (case #3330) to adopt Alonzo Myers, who was 20 years old. His father was dead and his mother, America King, lived in Illinois and consented to the adoption. The petition was granted and his name was changed to Alonzo Tharp.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Probate order book index September 1919 - June 1920 added

An index of Hendricks County probate order book volume 42 (covering 1 September 1919 - 16 June 1920) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries in order books are very brief and merely summarize what happened each time a probate case came before the judge. They are meant to be a glimpse of the kind of information you may expect to see in detail in the probate packet (aka "loose papers").

Hendricks County's probate order books volumes 1 through 43 (covering 1825-1921) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available locally at the Plainfield Public Library, as well as at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis and by ordering through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Adoption of Adelpha (HARDING) THARP (1919)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 41 (December 1918 - September 1919), in March 1919 Harry E. and Minnie L. Tharp of Brownsburg filed a petition (case #3331) to adopt Adelpha Harding, who was 12 or 13 years old. On March 7, 1919, Miami County's Juvenile Court had declared Adelpha to be a neglected child, and she had been a ward of the Board of Children's Guardians there. The board consented to the adoption, and her name was changed to Adelpha Tharp.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Adoption of Zelma L. PLATT (HARWOOD) (1919)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 41 (December 1918 - September 1919), in March 1919 Julia F. Harwood filed a petition to adopt Zelma L. Platt, who was 20 years old. Zelma's mother was dead and her father, Oliver D. Platt, was living in Shelby County, Indiana and gave his consent to the adoption. The petition was granted and her name was changed to Zelma L. Harwood.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

List of Danville High School students in 1970 added

An index of the students in grades 9-12 at Danville High School in 1970 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Danville High School 1970 yearbook, Tom Tom.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Danville businesses in 1888

Found among some of Hendricks County's probate records was this advertisement for some Danville businesses in 1888, with owner's last names being SHIRLEY, SHOWALTER, KEETER, SCEARCE, WILHITE, ACTON, DOOLEY, McCLELLAND, TOMLINSON, NICHOLS, SEARS and McPHETRIDGE:


Sunday, August 23, 2015

List of Middle Township landowners in 1918 added

An index of the landowners in Middle Township in 1918 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.