Monday, September 7, 2015
Adoption of John A. (KENSELL) SOLOMON (1920)
As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 42 (September 1919 - June 1920), in May 1920 Charles P. and Bertha M. Solomon filed a petition (case #3386) to adopt John A. Kensell, who was 12 years old and was born February 6, 1908. On October 6, 1911, he had been made a ward of the Board of Children's Guardians in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (case #25280) - his father had abandoned him and his mother had signed over custody of him to the board. Kensell had subsequently been placed with Charles P. and Bertha M. Solomon. The petition was granted and the child's name was changed to John A. Solomon.