Monday, October 21, 2019

Danville library to hold genealogy workshop

The Danville Public Library will hold a genealogy workshop, "Family History Research 104: Even More Records," on Saturday, November 16 at 10 am in the library's program room on the ground floor. The workshop is designed for beginning researchers, as well as for all those who want to brush up on their genealogy skills. Cindy Rutledge from the library's Indiana Room will discuss family histories, oral histories, hereditary societies, lineage societies and more.

Pre-registration is required - register online via the events link on the library's website, or call (317) 745-2604.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Brownsburg resident James W. SNYDER dies in northern Indiana (1973)

This obituary is courtesy of Janice Vasilovski:

Source: Decatur Daily Democrat (Decatur, Adams County, Indiana) – issue of Monday, October 1, 1973:

Decatur resident is killed in mishap on Highway 33

James W. Snyder, 29, 904 West Monroe St., an employee of the Decatur Casting Co., and a member of the Green Berets during the Vietnam conflict, was killed instantly at approximately 1 am Sunday in a one vehicle accident, near Sunset Park on U.S. 33.

Snyder was returning to Decatur after driving his wife to her parent’s home in Celina, Ohio, when he evidently fell asleep, veered off the west side of the road.

He was born in Indianapolis May 1, 1944, the son of Ralph and Katherine Lumpkin-Snyder and was married to Della Schmidt of Celina, Ohio Oct. 14, 1967, who survives. The family moved here from Brownsburg, Indiana two years ago. He was a part time employee of the Crider Mobile Service.

Surviving beside his wife are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Snyder of Pittsboro, Indiana, and one son, Jimmy.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Gillig-Doan & Sefton funeral home. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 9 p.m. tonight, with Rev. Harold Leininger officiating.

The body will be taken Tuesday morning to the Danville, Ind. Episcopal Church, where a Requiem Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. John Roof at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Lizton, Ind. cemetery. Viewing will be at the church from noon until time of the service.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Danville library to hold genealogy workshop

The Danville Public Library will hold a genealogy workshop, "Family History Research 103: More Records," on Saturday, October 19 at 10 am in the library's program room on the ground floor. The workshop is designed for beginning researchers, as well as for all those who want to brush up on their genealogy skills. Cindy Rutledge from the library's Indiana Room will discuss church records, land records, city directories, probate records and more.

Pre-registration is required - register online via the events link on the library's website, or call (317) 745-2604.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Jesse D. WOODWARD dies near Jamestown (1880)

This obituary is courtesy of Karen Zach.

Source: The Greencastle Star – issue of Saturday, July 31, 1880 - page 1:

Jesse D. Woodward, an old and prominent citizen of Hendricks County while crossing the track near Jamestown, Saturday was caught by the IB&W express and fatally injured. The accident was due to his horse, which became unmanageable upon the approach of the engine and backed upon the track. Woodward was taken to Indianapolis dying shortly after his arrival. His remains were shipped to Mooresville for interment.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Danville library to hold tour of Mill Creek Meetinghouse and Cemetery

The Danville library's Cindy Rutledge will give a tour of Mill Creek Meetinghouse and Cemetery on Saturday, September 14 at 10 am. As early as 1829, Quakers were holding a meeting for worship in the Mill Creek settlement. By 1834, about 25 families were settled in Mill Creek and Spring communities and the Mill Creek Monthly Meeting was established. Cindy Rutledge from the library's Indiana Room will discuss the history of the Mill Creek Meeting and also lead a tour of the cemetery. Participants should meet at the Mill Creek Meetinghouse, which is at 1845 County Road 250 West (west of Danville) - a map is available in the library's Indiana Room or on the library's website.

Pre-registration is required for this program - to register, please visit the events link of the library's website, or call (317) 745-2604.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Danville library's genealogy group to discuss Indiana Territory

The Danville library's Genealogy Nuts genealogy group will meet on Monday, September 9 at 1 pm in the library's program room on the ground floor. Elizabeth Monroe, a history professor at IUPUI, will discuss the Indiana Territory, and the history of some of its earliest residents. From 1800 to 1816, Indiana’s territorial officers consisted of a governor and four judges appointed by the President of the United States. In 1805, the citizens of the territory were permitted to elect a legislature. All of the actions of the governor and legislature were recorded by the Secretary of the territory, and all of the actions of the judges were recorded by the Clerk of the Court. Of the states admitted to the union between 1800 and 1820, Indiana is the only state that has the records of all three parts of the territorial government.

Guests are welcome - no registration is required. For more information, call the library at (317) 745-2604.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Danville library to hold genealogy workshop

The Danville Public Library will hold a genealogy workshop, "Family History Research 102: The Basic Records," on Saturday, September 21 at 10 am in the library's program room on the ground floor. The workshop is designed for beginning researchers, as well as for all those who want to brush up on their genealogy skills. Cindy Rutledge from the library's Indiana Room will discuss vital records, census records and more.

Pre-registration is required - register online via the events link on the library's website, or call (317) 745-2604.