Monday, May 23, 2016

Deaths of Raleigh M. PHILLIPS and Williametta Pearl (RUTLEDGE) PHILLIPS in South Dakota (1950)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 5, 1950 - page 1, column 4; page 8, column 1:

Raleigh M. and Williametta Pearl Phillips, both natives of Hendricks County, were killed Sunday near Flandreau, South Dakota, as they were returning to Indianapolis after visiting their farm near Mott, North Dakota. Mr. Phillips was a brother of Herbert Phillips of Danville, and Mrs. Phillips was a sister of Charles Rutledge, also of Danville.

State police investigating believed that Mr. Phillips suffered a heart attack. Losing control, the car skidded on oily pavement, crashed through a guard rail and fell into a lake. Mr. Phillips was dead when removed from the partly submerged car. Mrs. Phillips died in a Flandreau hospital.

Both bodies arrived in Indianapolis yesterday. Funeral services will be held from the Conkle Funeral Home in Speedway this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Both bodies will be interred in the Lizton Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

Surviving Mr. and Mrs. Phillips are the children, Esta Jane Thorpe, Speedway; Mrs. Mary E. Lottes, Lebanon, and Emerald Shockency, Arlington. Mr. Phillips also had two sisters, Mrs. Grace Neal of Monrovia and Mrs. Edna Arnold of Jeffersonville.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

List of Lizton High School graduates in 1953 added

An index of students who graduated from Lizton High School in 1953 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index comes from a list that appeared in a Danville newspaper, The Republican, on May 21, 1953.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

John A. LINGEMAN sentenced to Indiana State Penal Farm (1950)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 14, 1950 - page 8, column 3:

William M. Lingeman, age 36, of Brownsburg, and his brother, John A. Lingeman, age 44, were arrested Sunday, both on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. William was fined $25 and costs on each count, and John was sentenced to 60 days at the Indiana State Farm on the first count and 30 days on the second count, the days to run concurrently.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Dr. Clarice ROBINSON becomes professor in Mississippi (1950)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 28, 1950 - page 11, columns 3-4:

Dr. Clarice Robinson, a native of North Salem, has resigned her position as assistant professor of business in Western State College at Macomb, Illinois, and has accepted a position as professor in the department of secretarial science in Mississippi State College at Columbus, Mississippi.

Dr. Robinson was born in North Salem where she attended grade and high school. She is a sister of Dr. Sumner Robinson, former president of Butler University. She received one year in Naval Training at Indiana University during the war, three years at Anderson College and three years at Macomb, Illinois. She also received her Bachelor's, Master's and Doctor's degrees from Indiana University. Dr. Robinson also was chairman of the business department in the high school at Elkhart for 17 years.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Deaths of Lester JOHNSON and Martha Lucille (HAWKINS) JOHNSON (1950)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 21, 1950 - page 1, column 5:

Double funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Baker Chapel for Lester V. and Martha Lucille Johnson of Bainbridge.

Mr. Johnson shot his 28-year-old wife Saturday evening with a shotgun at their home northeast of Bainbridge and then took his own life. Dr. Gilbert Rhea, Putnam County Coroner, ruled the deaths as murder and suicide.

He was separated from his wife, and under court order not to return to their home. He was a former employee of Marmon-Herrington, Indianapolis, but at the time was unemployed. She was a waitress at a restaurant in Bainbridge.

Immediate survivors are six children, Shirley Ann, age 11; David, 10; Lester, Jr., 8; Bonnie Lee, 6; Caroline Sue, 5, and Diana Kay, 4.

Other survivors of Mr. Johnson include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Johnson of North Salem; five sisters, one of whom is Mrs. James Young of New Winchester, and four brothers including Vernon, Dudley and Wayne of North Salem.

Other survivors of Mrs. Johnson are her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Floyd Hawkins of Indianapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Opal Crouch and Mrs. Grace Money of Danville.

Both bodies were interred in the West Newton Cemetery.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hendricks County divorce index 1986-1987 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1986-1987 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 131 (1 July 1986 - 2 November 1987).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Hendricks County Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1989. NOTE: In August 1963, the Hendricks County Superior Court was created, and it could preside over divorce cases just as the Hendricks County Circuit Court could. The set of order books for the Hendricks County Superior Court have not been digitized or indexed.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Amy (COX) BODENHAMER dies (1950)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 7, 1950 - page 5, column 1:

Amy Bodenhamer, beloved daughter of Charles and Alpha Cox, was born in Putnam County December 3, 1895, and passed to her glorious reward in the morning of August 31, 1950, after an illness of several months. She was united in marriage to Orpheus Bodenhamer February 13, 1918. Three children came to share their home, Mary, Mildred and Marion.

Mrs. Bodenhamer united with the Stilesville Christian Church, later transferred her membership to the Hazelwood Christian Church. She was also a member of the Church Aid Society.

Mrs. Bodenhamer was preceded in death by her father, Charles Cox, one sister, Maggie, and two brothers, Earl and Edgar. In passing, she leaves the husband, the mother, the children, one brother, one sister, five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many friends.