Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Adoption of Elenore SCHNELL (aka Mary Louise PARKHURST) (1919)
As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 41 (December 1918 - September 1919), in March 1919 William E. and Gertrude B. Parkhurst filed a petition (case #3327) to adopt Elenore Schnell, who was born December 10, 1917. She had been declared a neglected child on January 2, 1918 in Marion County's Juvenile Court and given into the custody of the Board of Children's Guardians. The Parkhursts had been given custody of her by the Board of Children's Guardians on March 15, 1918. Their petition for adoption was granted, and her name was changed to Mary Louise Parkhurst.