Friday, July 22, 2016

Indiana National Guard opens armory in Danville (1954)

According to a November 11, 1954 newspaper article, the armory was formally dedicated on November 9, 1954. The cost of the armory was $190,000. Construction had been delayed because of a strike by the cement workers.

According to a September 30, 1954 newspaper article, the armory's governing board was to consist of Captain Fred Bohm (Indianapolis), Lieutenant Richard Helton (Danville) and Ed Stevenson (Danville).

According to a May 4, 1950 newspaper article, the Hendricks County Commissioners signed a deed to donate 4 acres from part of the county home's grounds to the Indiana National Guard so that they could open an Armory.

According to a April 2, 1953 article, Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Sampson, Facilities Officer for the Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard, placed the corner stakes for the building at the construction site in March 1953.

NOTE: The Armory is still at the same site today - its address is 1245 East Main Street (aka Old US 36), and it is across the street from the hospital (Hendricks Regional Health).

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Adoption of Joseph William HARDIN and Scott Lee HARDIN (1969)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, January 9, 1969 - page 7, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in January 1969 there was a petition filed by Warren F. Taylor and Theresa Belle Taylor in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 68-37) to adopt minor children Joseph William Hardin and Scott Lee Hardin. Their biological father, Joseph Richard Hardin, was listed as whereabouts unknown. The case was scheduled to be heard in court on February 28, 1969.

NOTE: Marlene May Stitt, Thomas Milton Stitt, III and Mark Allen Stitt were also listed to be adopted.





Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hendricks County estate index for 1960-1962 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 1960 through 1962 has been added to the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index of estate cases now covers 1945-1962; 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.



Monday, July 18, 2016

Teacher Edward BRINEGAR charged with assaulting a student (1949)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, April 7, 1949 - page 1, columns 1-2:

According to an April 1949 article, Edward Brinegar, who taught 5th and 6th grades at the Amo school, was charged with assault and battery in Hendricks County Circuit Court. The charge, which was brought on behalf of Ray O'Dell, Sr., stemmed from a March 18 incident with O'Dell's son, 12-year-old Ray A. O'Dell, Jr. Brinegar's lengthy statement (published in the article) referred to the paddling he had done of his student for violating school rules. He waived arraignment and pleaded not guilty.

NOTE: According to Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 98 (1 April 1949 - 6 March 1950), the State of Indiana vs. Edward Brinegar was case #8920. On May 16, 1949, the prosecutor asked to dismiss the case, and the court granted the motion.

Adoption of Roberta Jean HOLBROOK and Robert Hudson HOLBROOK (1966)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 18, 1966 - page 7, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in August 1966, William Lee Norman was petitioning the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 66-20) to adopt Roberta Jean Holbrook and Robert Hudson Holbrook, minor children. Their biological mother was Janet Sue Norman; their biological father, Gerald Dean Holbrook, was listed as whereabouts unknown. The petition was to be heard in court on October 4, 1966.











Sunday, July 17, 2016

List of Liberty Township landowners in 1932 added

An index of the landowners in Liberty Township in 1932 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.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Adoption of Jeffrey Allan ADCOCK (1966)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 11, 1966 - page 5, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in August 1966, John Henry Ellis was petitioning the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 66-19) to adopt Jeffrey Allan Adcock, a minor. His biological mother was Shirley Jean Ellis; his biological father, Phillip Gaylord Adcock, was listed as whereabouts unknown. The petition was to be heard in court on September 26, 1966.










Friday, July 15, 2016

Adoption of Randy Carl WRIGHT (1966)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 10, 1966 - page 7, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in February 1966, Charlotte H. Wright was petitioning the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # A 65-22) to adopt Randy Carl Wright. His biological mother, Carolyn Wright, was listed as whereabouts unknown. The petition was to be heard in court on April 4, 1966.