Thursday, August 20, 2015
Adoption of Katherine May DAVENPORT (WALTERS) (1918)
As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 40 (March 1918 - December 1918), in November 1918 Alfred L. and Anna Walters filed a petition (case #3053) to adopt Katherine May Davenport, who was born May 1, 1905 near Spencer, Owen County, Indiana. Her parents' names were unknown and they were believed to be dead. On March 1, 1913, she had been sent by Owen County authorities to the Indianapolis Orphans' Home, where she lived for 1 month before the Walters brought her to their home in Danville, where she had been living ever since. The petition was granted, and her name was changed to Katherine May Walters.