Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Verne C. WALTON Adopted By Rachel PARKER (1900)
As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book Volume 45 (December 1899 - December 1900), in November 1900 Rachel C. Parker petitioned the court to adopt Verne C. Walton as her heir at law. John G. Walton and Cora Walton, the biological parents of Verne, filed their consent to the adoption. The court noted that Rachel was a "maiden relative" of Verne and approved the adoption, noting that his name would remain Verne C. Walton and he would remain in the sole care and custody of his biological parents.