Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1954-1955 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1954-1955 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 103 (18 September 1954 - 15 October 1955).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1959.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

List of Washington Township landowners in 1911 added

An index of the landowners in Lincoln Township in 1911 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and includes 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.

Monday, March 16, 2015

John and Grace PRICE adopt Naomi BLUNK (1918)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Commissioners Book Volume 22 (1917-1923), the minutes of the board of commissioners' meeting for Saturday, December 28, 1918 record that John C. Price and Grace C. Price presented a petition to adopt Naomi Blunk, a ward of Hendricks County. The commissioners gave their consent.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hendricks County marriage applications index 1946-1947 added

An index to Hendricks County Marriage Applications Book 26 (which covers 25 October 1946 through 17 December 1947) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The index is in progress - so far it covers 1905 through 1947.

ABOUT THESE RECORDS: Beginning in May 1905, Indiana law required the recording of marriage applications, which included biographical details about the bride and the groom, as well as their parents. In Hendricks County, the information from these applications was kept in a separate set of books from the marriage record from May 1905 until June 1950.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of all of the marriage application books.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1953-1954 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1953-1954 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 102 (26 September 1953 - 17 September 1954).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1959.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hendricks County residents appointed as police for Pennsylvania Railroad (1926)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 75 (October 1925 - October 1926), the court minutes for Monday, January 11, 1926 record that the following Hendricks County residents were appointed as policemen for the Pennsylvania Railroad:

Wooden J. Steadman
Orlando J. Maye
Thad Wellar Hamilton
Charles Lewin Moran
Orange E. Whiteman
George Egland
Eurotus Bruse Reed

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Obituary for Minnie Ann (COGSWELL) DELANEY died 1977

NOTE: This obituary was contributed by Karen Zach.

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of April 4, 1977:

NORTH SALEM – Minnie Ann Delaney, 89, of North Salem, died Sunday in Danville Nursing Home. Mrs. Delaney had been a patient there for several years. She was retired from the North Salem school system where she had been employed as a cook. Mrs. Delaney was a member of the North Salem Christian Church. Born November 17, 1887, in Elizaville, she was the daughter of Stacy and Nancy Ann Robinson Cogswell. She married William Delaney in 1905. He preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, William of Indianapolis; three daughters, Bessie Myers of North Salem and Bernice and Mary Gasper both of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Porter Funeral Home at North Salem with the Rev. Earl Davis officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at North Salem. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.