Sunday, May 28, 2017

List of Danville High School seniors in 1947 added

An index of the students in grade 12 at Danville High School in 1947 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Danville High School 1947 yearbook, Tom Tom. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Thursday, May 25, 2017

44 Hendricks County probate packets from 1850-1912 digitized

A 1908 petition for the adoption of Beulah A. Baker
The Indiana Genealogical Society's website recently added 44 digitized probate packets for Hendricks County for free viewing.

This batch of probate packets spans 1850 through 1912 (as well as one stray packet from 1923). They were digitized by volunteers at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne.

The 44 digitized probate packets are:

Applegate, Milton B. (1874) - estate
Appleton, James (1850) - estate
Arbuckle, Bertie, Mary V. & Nora B. (1891) - guardianship of minors
Arbuckle, Elizabeth (1891) - estate
Arbuckle, John M. (1871) - estate
Archer, Isaiah (1912) - estate
Armstrong, Alonzo, Izzie, Millie & Thomas (1888) - guardianship of minors
Armstrong, Eppa H. (1888) - estate
Armstrong, Fernando W. (1877) - guardianship of minor
Armstrong, Izzie (1895) - estate
Armstrong, Thomas (1898) - estate
Asher, Catharine (1892) - estate
Asher, Joseph (1889) - estate
Atkinson, Benajah (1871) - estate
Atkinson, Osborn (1867) - estate
Ayers, Balinda J., Ida Viola & Jesse Oran (1878) - guardianship of minors
Ayers, Corbina Bernice (1880) - guardianship of minor
Ayers, Gertrude (1880) - guardianship of minor
Ayers, Jesse W. (1880) - guardianship of minor [see also Christian, Jesse W.]
Baker, Beulah A. (1908) - adoption
Baker, John (1868) - estate
Baldock, William H. (1889) - estate
Bales, Esther C. (1894) - estate
Ballard, Amos W. (1869) - estate
Ballard, Charles S., Nathan T., Nancy Jane & Cora (1870) - guardianship of minors
Ballard, David (1877) - estate
Ballard, Grandison (1893) - estate
Ballard, James (1892) - estate
Ballard, Jane (1868) - estate
Ballard, Louisa Alice & Alfred H. (1869) - guardianship of minors
Ballenger, Data/Datee and Bainey, John S. & Edward (1869) - guardianship of minors
Barber, Samuel (1923) - estate
Barbour, Clement (1870) - estate
Barker, Almira (1856) - guardianship of minor
Barker, Elihu F., Cora & Dora (1885) - guardianship of minors
Barker, John C. (1871) - estate
Barker, Joshua F. (1885) - estate
Barker, Polly L., Daniel L., Elizabeth E., William Jasper, James Newton & Joshua Hadley (1850) - guardianship of minors
Barker, Sabina (1886) - estate
Barker, Sarah Ann (1871) - estate
Barnes, William H. (1891) - estate
Barnett, James B. (1865) - estate
Barnett, John (1871) - estate
Barnett, Melevia (1870) - estate

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1950-1951

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 Plainfield Messenger for 1950 and 1951. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1985
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1985
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1951
This index currently covers 1945-1985; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

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








Sunday, May 21, 2017

List of North Salem High School students in 1917 added

An index of the students at North Salem High School (grades 9 through 12) in 1917 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1917 yearbook, The Echo. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Banks in Danville and Coatesville to merge (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 6, 1985 - page 1, column 8:

According to a newspaper article, in June 1985 First National Bank of Coatesville (which was created in 1906) and The Danville State Bank (which was chartered in 1904) announced plans to merge. Douglas K. Phillips, acting president of First National Bank of Coatesville, and Harold E. Hiser, the president of The Danville State Bank, announced the merger plans. The boards of First National Bank of Coatesville (chaired by Dr. John Ellett, Jr.) and the Danville State Bank (chaired by Otto N. Frenzel, III) voted unanimously in favor of the merger. Combined the 2 banks had 7 locations in Hendricks County.

According to an October 10, 1985 newspaper article, this merger became effective on October 1, 1985. The merged bank was to be known as Mid State Bank of Hendricks County.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bartlett Chapel Church in Danville celebrates 125th anniversary (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, July 25, 1985 - page 4, columns 6-8:

According to a newspaper article, in July 1985 Bartlett Chapel Church in Danville was celebrating its 125th anniversary. It began in 1860 as a small group; in 1985 it was a large church on Old US 36, on the dividing line between Danville and Avon. Its pastor in 1985 was Rev. Kenneth Vetter.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

List of Lizton High School graduates in 1916 added

An index of the students at Lizton High School who graduated in 1916 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from a May 1, 1916 commencement program, which is in the Archives of the Plainfield library.