Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Adoption of Ora Olena HICKS (1919)
As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 41 (December 1918 - September 1919), in May 1919 John Quincy Hicks and Ora Olena Hicks, who were living near Plainfield, filed a petition to adopt a toddler, also named Ora Olena Hicks. The child was born on December 6, 1917, the illegitimate daughter of Ivel F. Riggs, who had been living with the Hicks family. Riggs gave her consent for the adoption, and the petition was granted, with the child's name remaining the same as it was before.