Friday, July 18, 2014
Adoption of Marie (LANNING) BLACKBURN (1924)
As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 73 (September 1923 - September 1924), in June 1924 Abbie T. Blackburn and her sister Mary Blackburn, living near Danville, filed a petition to adopt Marie Lanning. Marie was age 18 and had been living with the sisters since she was 3, after they got her from an orphan's home in Westfield, Indiana, which had since closed. They had never been able to find out who her parents were. Their petition was granted and her name was changed to Mable Marie Blackburn.