Saturday, April 22, 2017

Name change of Brandy Lynn Murray (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 23, 1984 - page 5, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in August 1984 Janice C. Nelson filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # S 8 84-91) to change the name of her minor child, Brandy Lynn Murray, to Brandy Lynn Nelson. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on October 1, 1984.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Name change of Lina CAYLOR (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 23, 1984 - page 5, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in July 1984 Lina Caylor filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 7 84-216) to change her name to Lynn Caylor. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on October 2, 1984.

















Thursday, April 20, 2017

Brownsburg genealogy group to discuss divorce records

The Brownsburg Branches genealogy group will meet on Tuesday, May 2 from 1 to 3 pm at the Brownsburg Public Library. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room E. Meredith Thompson from the Hendricks County GenWeb Project and the Indiana Genealogical Society will present a program on divorce records.

The meeting is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Cook - e-mail lcook@bburglibrary.net

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1959)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 4, 1959 - page 1, column 3:

BROWNSBURG:
--Patrick R. Taylor - Bachelor of Science in Business

COATESVILLE:
--Richard A. Sutton - Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

DANVILLE:
--James A. Alley - Bachelor of Science in Education
--George F. Draper - Doctor of Jurisprudence
--Marvin P. Hunt - Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
--Richard W. McCain - Master of Arts in Social Service
--Mrs. Barbara Query Trout - Bachelor of Science in Education

PLAINFIELD:
--George G. Hagee - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Sue Ellen Moore - Bachelor of Science in Education


Hendricks County estate index updated for 1954-1956

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from The Friday Caller for 1954, 1955 and 1956. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1947
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all of the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Name change of John Edward CAYLOR (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 23, 1984 - page 5, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in July 1984 John Edward Caylor filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 7 84-215) to change his name to Edward J. Caylor. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on October 2, 1984.








Monday, April 17, 2017

Name change of Richard Melvin CASTIGLIONE, Jr. and Anthony Wayne CASTIGLIONE (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 29, 1984 - page 9, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in November 1984 Laura Joyce Wathen filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 11 84-328) to change the names of her minor children, Richard Melvin Castiglione, Jr. and Anthony Wayne Castiglione, to Richard Dean Wathen and Anthony Wayne Wathen, respectively. These children were from her former marriage to Richard Melvin Castiglione, which had ended in divorce on June 8, 1878 (Hendricks County Superior Court case # S 77-311). She married Thomas L. Wathen on April 4, 1981, and they had a child together, Scott Robert Wathen. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the publication of the notice.









Plainfield genealogy group to discuss abstracts

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, May 4 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Tina Gunter will present a program, "Abstracts: What Are They and How Do They Work?".

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

List of Lizton grade school students in 1970 added

An index of the Lizton students in grades 1 through 6 in 1970 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1970 yearbook, Echo. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Saturday, April 15, 2017

Name change of Thomas Kauffman LEINBACH, III (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 29, 1984 - page 9, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in December 1984 Thomas Kauffman Leinbach, III filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 12 84-345) to change his name to Thomas Raymond Starnes. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on February 13, 1985.








Friday, April 14, 2017

Adoption of Jennifer Ann MINNICK (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 6, 1984 - page 7, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in November 1984 Frank P. Anderson filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 11 84-35) to adopt minor child Jennifer Ann Minnick. Her biological father was listed as Ralph Dean Minnick, who was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Adoption of Patricia Sue KILLHAM (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, November 8, 1984 - page 7, column 8:

According to a legal notice, in October 1984 Dearl Middleton and Carol Middleton filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 10 84-33) to adopt minor child Patricia Sue Killham. Her biological mother was listed as Teresa Ann Killham, who was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

List of Lincoln Township landowners in 1928 added

An index of the landowners in Lincoln Township in 1928 has been added to the Land Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Adoption of Scott Matthew BYRD and Jessica Dawn BYRD (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 18, 1984 - page 5, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in October 1984 Joe Edward Singleton filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 10 86-29) to adopt minor children Scott Matthew Byrd and Jessica Dawn Byrd. Their biological father was listed as Lawrence Allen Byrd, Jr., who was said to have abandoned and deserted them and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Adoption of Adrienne Nicole COBB (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 16, 1984 - page 5, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in February 1984 Larry Douglas Hune filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 2 84-8) to adopt minor child Adrienne Nicole Cobb. Her biological father was listed as Raymond Cobb, who was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1952-1953

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from The Friday Caller for 1952 and 1953. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1953
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1947
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all of the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Saturday, April 8, 2017

Adoption of Genevieve ROBILLARD (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 9, 1984 - page 7, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in January 1984 a petition was filed in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 1 84-1) to adopt minor child Genevieve Robillard. Her biological mother was listed as Delia Robillard, who was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

US 36 in Avon widened to 4 lanes (1976)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, November 4, 1976 - page 1, column 1:

According to a newspaper article, on October 28, 1976, US 36 between Avon and Interstate 465 officially opened as a 4-lane highway. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held at the Hendricks County-Marion County line, presided over by Governor Otis Bowen. Construction had begun in 1975 to widen this stretch of road from 2 lanes to 4 lanes, with an $8.6 million contract awarded to Rieth-Riley Construction Co.


The portion of US 36 between Danville and Avon remained 2 lanes until 1985, when it was widened to 4 lanes (source: October 1985 newspaper issues).

Friday, April 7, 2017

Kroger opens store on east side of Danville (1975)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, April 3, 1975 - page 1, columns 6-7:

According to a newspaper article, on April 1, 1975, Kroger opened a super store in the Old Farm Shopping Center on the east edge of Danville (today this shopping center is at the intersection of Old Farm Road and Old US 36). It was touted as being the largest store in Hendricks County.








Adoption of Shannon Marie KRAMER (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 9, 1984 - page 6, column 8:

According to a legal notice, in February 1984 Howard E. Nicholson filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 2 84-6) to adopt minor child Shannon Marie Kramer. Her biological father was listed as Robert D. Kramer, who was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Adoption of Greg Thomas DREW (1984)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 2, 1984 - page 7, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in January 1984 Michael Leon Austin filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 1 84-2) to adopt minor child Greg Thomas Drew. His biological father was listed as James Thomas Drew, Jr., who was said to have abandoned and deserted him and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Kroger opens new store across from Danville park (1962)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 7, 1962 - page 1, column 5:

According to a newspaper article, in June 1962 Kroger began construction on a new store on the south side of US 36, across from the Danville Park. The contract was for $87,900 and the new store was to be over 10,000 square feet, with a music system and complete sprinkler system.

According to a October 4, 1962 newspaper article, the new store held its grand opening that week. Its address was 555 East Main Street.

NOTE: This store replaced the Kroger that was on the west side of the courthouse square (South Jefferson Street). The Danville State Bank bought the South Jefferson Street property from Kroger.

Name change of Charles Robert WILLIAMS, II and Troy Allen WILLIAMS (1983)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Wednesday, July 13, 1983 - page 20, column 2:

According to a legal notice, in July 1983 Charles Robert Williams, II and Troy Allen Williams filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 7 83-248) to change their names to Chad Michael Carroll and Troy Allen Carroll, respectively. Because they were under the age of 21, the petition was filed on their behalf by Vickie L. Carroll. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on September 9, 1983.








Pittsboro opens post office (1962)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 31, 1962 - page 1, column 6:

According to a newspaper article, on Sunday, May 27, 1962, a dedication ceremony was held for the Pittsboro post office. According to an August 11, 1960 article, bids were being taken for the new post office, which was to be on the south side of US 136/Main Street, between Maple Street and Meridian Street. The postal service was said to be aiming for an "ultimate goal" of next-day delivery of mail anywhere in the country.

NOTE: The address of this post office today is 29 West Main Street.

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1961)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 1, 1961 - page 1, column 2:

BROWNSBURG:
--Roger A. Carroll - Bachelor of Science in Dentistry
--Dona R. Hollaway - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
--Thomas E. Hufford - Bachelor of Arts in History
--Paul R. Leak - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Paul T. Maloney - Master of Optometry
--Marvin D. Palmer - Bachelor of Law
--Ann D. Schubert - Bachelor of Science in Business

COATESVILLE:
--Earl L. Chestnut - Bachelor of Arts in Biology
--William C. Sutton - Bachelor of Science in Business

DANVILLE:
--Nancy A. Whicker - Bachelor of Science in Business

NORTH SALEM:
--Nancy Davis - Bachelor of Science in Education

PLAINFIELD:
--John T. Adams - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Donald G. Muston - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Ray A. Muston - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Susan A. Page - Bachelor of Science in Education
--James R. Peva - Doctor of Jurisprudence
--Ann K. Piper - Bachelor of Science in Education
--Hudner L. Southworth - Bachelor of Arts in Bacteriology
--Mrs. Claire F. Spencer - Bachelor of Arts in Social Service
--Mrs. Carolyn A. Stafford - Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Danville school board purchases & demolishes Primitive Baptist Church (1985)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 12, 1985 - page 1, columns 5-6:

According to a newspaper article, in December 1985 the Danville school board reached an agreement to purchase the former Primitive Baptist Church that was next to the Danville Junior High (at the intersection of US 36 and North Wayne Street) for $11,500 and to spend another $4,800 demolishing it.

NOTE: Today the former Danville Junior High is now the site of Danville Town Hall, and the site of the former Primitive Baptist Church is a parking lot adjacent to the town hall.

List of Franklin Township landowners in 1932 added

An index of the landowners in Franklin Township in 1932 has been added to the Land Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hendricks County votes on consolidating school districts (1962)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, November 1, 1962 - page 1, columns 4-5:

According to a newspaper article, in the primary held in May 1962, Hendricks County voters had rejected a referendum to consolidate the schools in 5 townships - Center Township, Marion Township, Eel River Township, Middle Township and Union Townships - into one corporation, called the Northwest Community School Corporation.

A new referendum was put on the ballot for the general election in November 1962. It would consolidate the schools in Center Township and Marion Township into one corporation to be called the Danville Community School Corporation. According to a November 8, 1962 article, this referendum passed.

There was another referendum on the ballot that would consolidate the schools in Eel River Township, Union Township and Middle Township into one corporation to be called the North Hendricks Community School Corporation. According to a November 8, 1962 article, this referendum failed.






Cable television service offered in Danville (1983)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Wednesday, October 5, 1983 - page 15:

According to an ad in a newspaper, the first cable television services were offered in Danville in 1983. Wabash Cablevision had a full-page ad offering access to 19 cable television channels for $9.40 a month. The channels included Nickelodeon and Superstation TBS of Atlanta, as well as The Nashville Network and WGN Chicago.

Kingsway Christian Church in Avon celebrates 10th anniversary (1983)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Wednesday, September 7, 1983 - page 25, columns 1-2:

According to a newspaper article, in September 1983 Kingsway Christian Church in Avon (at the southwest corner of Dan Jones Road and County Road 100 North) was celebrating its 10th anniversary. The congregation began in September 1973 in the gymnasium of the Avon High School with 26 members; as of 1983, it had over 1,000 members. It also had gone through 4 building projects, including building a Christian school which went from pre-school through 7th grade.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Avon railroad yard named "Big Four" (1960)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 18, 1960 - page 1, column 1:

According to a newspaper article, in August 1960, the New York Central Railroad announced they were naming their new freight yard in Avon as "The Big Four Yard." The name was a tribute to the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Co. (known as "The Big Four"), which had provided train service throughout Indiana, Ohio and Illinois since the 1800's. On February 1, 1930, The Big Four had been absorbed by the New York Central Railroad.

The new freight yard in Avon was to be formally opened on September 15, 1960.




Danville newspaper to become part of Brownsburg publisher

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, April 7, 1983 - page 1, columns 3-4:

According to a newspaper article, the Danville Gazette announced that effective with their April 20, 1983 issue, they would be owned by Mid-States Newspapers, Inc. of Brownsburg, which published The Guide. The Gazette would remain a separate newspaper, but would focus on news about Avon and Danville.

Hendricks County Hospital completes an addition (1983)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 3, 1983 - page 1, columns 1-2; page 3, column 2:

According to a newspaper article, in March 1983, the Hendricks County Hospital in Danville completed an 44,000 square foot addition, the first phase in a construction and renovation project that began in August 1981 (the second phase was to be finished in December 1983).

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1960)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 2, 1960 - page 1, column 6:

BROWNSBURG:
--Walter Hassel - Doctor of Medicine
--Paul T. Maloney - Bachelor of Science in Optometry
--Marcia Martin - Master of Arts in Library Science
--Mary O'Neal - Bachelor of Science in Education
--Robert K. White - Master of Science in Education

CLAYTON:
--Raymond L. Oursler - Bachelor of Science in Business

DANVILLE:
--Deanna Gilham - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics
--Mrs. Roberta Ann Ratliff Graham - Bachelor of Music
--Larry Hanley - Doctor of Medicine
--John Harvey - Doctor of Medicine
--Clayton Hathaway, Jr. - Doctor of Medicine
--George H. Hufford - Bachelor of Science in Business

LIZTON:
--Don A. Hall - Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

PLAINFIELD:
--J. Lee Aiken - Bachelor of Arts in Medical Science
--Richard O'Brien - Bachelor of Science in Education
--Gordon L. Sims - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Mrs. Carolyn Van Demark - Bachelor of Science in Education
--Mrs. Edna Wootten - Bachelor of Science in Education

Sunday, April 2, 2017

List of Lizton grade school students in 1972 added

An index of the Lizton students in grades 1 through 6 in 1972 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1972 yearbook, Echo. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Death of Jean (SHEFHIRE) SCOTT (1974)

This obituary was contributed by Karen Zach.

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of Wednesday, August 28, 1974:

Jean Scott, 55, of Danville, a former registered nurse at Culver Hospital, died Tuesday in Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis. Mrs. Scott also worked as a registered nurse at Methodist Hospital and Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis. She was on the nursing staff in Hendricks County Hospital at Danville at the time of her death. She served in the Army Nurse Corps in England and France during World War II. She was a graduate of Ladoga High School and Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Scott was born October 1, 1918, at Ladoga, a daughter of Orb M. and Charlotte Barnes Shefhire. Surviving are five sons, Sidney of Crawfordsville, Dannell of Peru, Michael of Indianapolis and Kevin and Walt, at home; three brothers, Wendall and Keith Shefhire of Indianapolis, and Wayne Shefhire of Washington and a sister, Mrs. Letty Todd of Ladoga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Perkins Funeral Home at Ladoga with burial in Ladoga Cemetery. Friends may call between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday.

Name change of Erik Todd JENSEN (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 11, 1983 - page 9, column 4:

According to a legal notice, in August 1983 Kristine K. (Jensen) Quandt filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 8 83-277) to change the name of her minor son, Erik Todd Jensen, to Erik Todd Quandt. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on October 7, 1983.








Hendricks County petitions to add a Superior Court (1962)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 13, 1962 - page 1, columns 5-6:

According to a newspaper article, in September 1962, members of the Hendricks County Bar Association were lobbying the Indiana legislature to pass a bill establishing a Superior Court in Hendricks County, to take some of the burden off of the Hendricks County Circuit Court. The Circuit Court was said to be several months behind on its docket due to the heavy caseload. The proposed Superior Court would have exclusive jurisdiction in hearing probate cases (including estates and various kinds of guardianships) as well as trusts, adoptions, and surviving partnerships. It would have concurrent jurisdiction with the Circuit Court when it came to hearing civil cases, divorce cases and criminal cases. The Superior Court would not have any jurisdiction for juvenile cases.

NOTE: In March 1963, the Indiana General Assembly did approve the creation of a Hendricks County Superior Court (Acts of 1963, Chapter 247), which took effect on August 1, 1963. On that date, half of the existing caseload for the Hendricks County Circuit Court was assigned to the Hendricks County Superior Court.






Hendricks County Senior Center opens in Danville (1983)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 24, 1983 - page 1 columns 3-5:

According to a newspaper article, the Hendricks County Senior Center was to open on March 7, 1983 at 960 East Main Street in Danville. It was a United Way Agency offering on-site activities as well as shuttle service to the senior center from most parts of the county. It also would provide hot lunches each day to those age 60 and older, thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Name change of Raymond Scott FORD (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 15, 1983 - page 5, column 1:

According to a legal notice, in December 1983 Raymond Scott Ford filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 12 83-436) to change his name to Raymond Scott Dugan. Because he was under the age of 21, the petition was filed on his behalf by Marialisa V. Dugan. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on February 8, 1984.








Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana State Teachers College, Terre Haute (1960)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 9, 1960 - page 1, column 4:

NOTE: Indiana State Teachers College later changed its name to Indiana State University.

AMO:
--Dana Jeanne Sechman - Bachelor of Arts in Music and Latin

BROWNSBURG:
--John E. Hinkle - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

COATESVILLE:
--Millard R. Trout - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

DANVILLE:
--Robert Lee Cochran - Master of Science in Elementary Teacher
--Harold Clifford Wilson - Master of Science in Departmental and Industrial Education
--Linda Sue Owens - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
--Jean King Kisner - Bachelor of Science in Arts and Crafts and English
--Beverly K. Threlkeld - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
--Mary B. Furry - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
--Martha Swope Helton - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
--Harold Duane Wilson - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education and Mathematics
--Imogene Patrick Wilson - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

PITTSBORO:
--Bonner Newlin Allee - Master of Arts in Secondary School Principal

PLAINFIELD:
--Danna Jean Collier - Master of Science in Elementary School Principal
--Max H. Park - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

STILESVILLE:
--Betty Ann Musgrave - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education




Thursday, March 30, 2017

Adoption of Jeremy Wayne BONE (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, November 24, 1983 - page 5, column 4:

According to a legal notice, in November 1983 Daniel L. Tucker filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 11 83-51) to adopt minor child Jeremy Wayne Bone. His biological father was listed as Steven Wayne Bone, who was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

US 36 in Danville designated as Main Street (1960)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 8, 1960 - page 1, columns 6-7:

According to a newspaper article, in December 1960 the Hendricks County Commissioners passed an ordinance designating US 36 as "Main Street" throughout Danville. Washington Street in Danville was to be the crossroads for US 36 - all of US 36 to the west of Washington Street was to be known as "West Main Street"; all of US 36 to the east of Washington Street was to be known as "East Main Street."

The ordinance also directed the postal service to use a numbering system for houses along US 36/Main Street. The numbering system would start with the number 1000 and each one-mile section would be another 1000 consecutively. Addresses on the north side of US 36 would have even numbers.

Adoption of Stacy Lynn CHASE (1985)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, January 24, 1985- page B-2, columns 4-5:

According to a legal notice, in January 1985 Mark A. Hayden filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 1 85-1) to adopt minor child Stacy Lynn Chase. Her biological father was listed as Harry Lee Chase, who was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Adoption of Marilynn Diane CONLEY (1960)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 25, 1960 - page 2, column 3:

According to a legal notice, in August 1960 there was a petition filed by Thomas E. Fleming in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case #259) to adopt Marilynn Diane Conley, a minor. Her biological mother, Lola Diane (Conley) Fleming, was Thomas' wife; her biological father, Lowell Hunter Conley, was listed as whereabouts unknown. The case was scheduled to be heard in court on October 15, 1960.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Death of Donnell A. BAXTER (1974)

This obituary was shared by Karen Zach.

source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of Monday, August 26, 1974:

NORTH SALEM – Donnell A. Baxter, 71, of North Salem, who worked at Madden Furniture Co. at Indianapolis 40 years, died at 1:40 a.m. today in Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis. He had been a patient there about 10 days. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite.

He was born at Indianapolis on Jan. 14, 1903, a son of Joseph and Mae Lewis Baxter. He attended schools at Indianapolis and was married to Zella M. Russell of Greenfield on Dec. 4, 1929. She survives. Also surviving is a brother, Glenn of Indianapolis. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Porter Funeral Home at North Salem.

Burial will be in Washington Park East at Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Death of Violet Naomi (SOOTS) LEAK WILLIAMS (1974)

This obituary was submitted by Karen Zach.

source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of Tuesday, July 9, 1974:

NORTH SALEM – Mrs. Violet Naomi Williams, 57, died today in Hendricks County Hospital at Danville where she had been a patient since June 22. She had been employed by Allison Division of General Motors Corp. at Indianapolis, Curtis Wright at Indianapolis and the Golden Manor Nursing Home at Ladoga. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God at New Maysville. Born August 16, 1916, at North Salem, she was a daughter of Earl and Hazel Kersey Soots. She married Robert R. Leak in 1935. He died in 1970. She married Earl Williams on July 21, 1972. He survives. Other survivors include her mother, Mrs. Hazel Bonames of North Salem; a son, Robert Leak of Rt. 2, Roachdale; a daughter, Sharon Nichols of Connersville; a sister, Betty Ross of Plainfield; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, two sisters and a brother. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Porter Funeral Home here with the Rev. Kenneth Clark officiating. Burial will be in New Maysville Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1960-1961

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from the Coatesville Herald for 1960 and 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961). This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1951
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1947
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all of the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Adoption of Loren Eugene McKINLEY (1960)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 6, 1960 - page 3, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in October 1960 there was a petition filed by John L. Redding and Opal Redding in the Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Loren Eugene McKinley, a minor. His biological father, Loren E. McKinley, was listed as whereabouts unknown, that he had not been heard from for more than 6 years. The case was scheduled to be heard in court on December 7, 1960.



Adoption of Amber Rae Angel RICH (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 15, 1983 - page 5, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in June 1983 Donald S. Angel and Charlotte M. Angel filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 6 83-28) to adopt minor child Amber Rae Angel Rich. Her biological father was listed as Charles Raymond Rich, who was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana State Teachers College, Terre Haute (1959)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 11, 1959 - page 1, column 4:

NOTE: Indiana State Teachers College later changed its name to Indiana State University.

BROWNSBURG:
--Eugene R. Karsner - Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education; Biological Science

CLAYTON:
--Kathleen W. Hudson - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
--Elizabeth Ann West - Diploma in Nursing, St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing

COATESVILLE:
--Ralph Stewart - Bachelor of Science in Music

DANVILLE:
--Wilma Furr Mann - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
--Mildred T. Higgins - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

NORTH SALEM:
--Richard L. Davidson - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education and Mathematics

PLAINFIELD:
--Ruth B. O'Brien - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Monday, March 27, 2017

Adoption of Amber Marie RIGGLE (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 1, 1983 - page 5, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in August 1983 William Thomas Bennett Justus filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 8 83-36) to adopt minor child Amber Marie Riggle. Her biological father was listed as Gregory Allen Riggle, who was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Adoption of Chanda Marie TRENT (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 26, 1983 - page 7, column 1:

According to a legal notice, in November 1982 David A. Kannianen filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 82-36) to adopt minor child Chanda Marie Trent. Her biological father was listed as Steven A. Trent, who was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

List of Middle Township landowners in 1925 added

An index of the landowners in Middle Township in 1925 has been added to the Land Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Adoption of Shanara Jo OVERSHINER (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 4, 1983 - page 7, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in July 1983 Rick Allan McCommon and Jerrilyn Lee McCommon filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 7 83-34) to adopt minor child Shanara Jo Overshiner. Her biological father (unnamed) was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.


Adoption of John Mills NOE and Adam Trent NOE (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 12, 1983 - page 5, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in May 1983 William S. Keezer, Jr. filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 5 83-22) to adopt minor children John Mills Noe and Adam Trent Noe. Their biological father was listed as Roger A. Noe, who was said to have abandoned and deserted them and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.


Ground broken for Cascade High School (1963)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 19, 1963 - page 1, columns 4-5:

According to a newspaper article, on Saturday, September 14, 1963 a groundbreaking ceremony was held by the Mill Creek Community School Corporation (which represented Liberty Township, Clay Township and Franklin Township) for the new Cascade High School in Clayton. The building was to cost $1.5 million and when completed would serve the students from the former high schools of Clayton, Amo and Stilesville.

The site of the new school was described in the article as being on Jacktown Road (aka County Road 200 West), north of US 40.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Adoption of Clarissa Mae PRIDEMORE (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 12, 1983 - page 5, column 4:

According to a legal notice, in April 1983 Charles E. Reeves, Sr. filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 4 83-21) to adopt minor child Clarissa Mae Pridemore. Her biological father was listed as Garry Wayne Pridemore, who was said to have abandoned and deserted her and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Danville gets a 5 digit zip code (1963)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 27, 1963 - page 1, columns 4-5:

According to a newspaper article, effective July 1, 1963 Danville would get a 5-digit zip code, 46122, which was to be used in addressing mail. This was part of a new nationwide postal delivery system designed to speed up delivery. The first digit of a 5-digit zip code identified the geographical area, the second and third digits identified the major city or sectional center, and the fourth and fifth digits identified the delivery unit.




Thursday, March 23, 2017

Adoption of Eric Reid HUNT and Richard Lee HUNT, Jr. (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, April 21, 1983 - page 7, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in April 1983 Diane K. Hunt filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 4 83-18) to adopt minor children Eric Reid Hunt and Richard Lee Hunt, Jr. Their biological mother was listed as Vicki Ann Hunt (aka Vicki Ann Hilt), who was said to have abandoned and deserted them and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1945-1947

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from the Plainfield Messenger for 1945, 1946 and 1947. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now covers these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1959
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1948
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1947
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all of the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Adoption of Annie Marie LESTER (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, April 14, 1983 - page 7, column 4:

According to a legal notice, in March 1983 Irene Elizabeth Hunter and Robert Ray Hunter filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 3 83-15) to adopt minor child Annie Marie Lester. Her biological father was listed as Paul Douglas Lester, Jr., who was said to have abandoned and deserted his child and could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Name change of Shannon Rae HART (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, April 7, 1983 - page 7, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in March 1983 Tanya Jean Bradley filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 3 83-134) to change the name of her minor daughter, Shannon Rae Hart, to Shannon Rae Bradley. Her biological father, Gary Edward Hart of Indianapolis, consented to the petition. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on June 8, 1983.








Monday, March 20, 2017

Adoption of Roger Lee ROY and Crystal Danielle ROY (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, January 27, 1983 - page 6, column 3:

According to a legal notice, in January 1983 Camden C. Bennett and Iris G. Bennett filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 1 83-2) to adopt minor children Roger Lee Roy and Crystal Danielle Roy. Roger Lee Roy's biological father was Roger Lee Roy; Crystal Danielle Roy's biological father was Ricky Smith; both fathers were said to have abandoned and deserted their children. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Ball State Teachers College, Muncie (1960)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 2, 1960 - page 1, column 5:

NOTE: Ball State Teachers College later changed its name to Ball State University.

BROWNSBURG:
--Mary Jane Schaeffer - Bachelor's degree

DANVILLE:
--Donald William Robertson - Bachelor's degree

PITTSBORO:
--Harold Eugene Smith - Master's degree

Sunday, March 19, 2017

List of Brown Township landowners in 1928 added

An index of the landowners in Brown Township in 1928 has been added to the Land Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Adoption of William Allyn COFER (1982)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 6, 1982 - page 9, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in May 1982 Ronald L. Bailey filed a petition in Hancock County Circuit Court (case #CJ 82-42) to adopt William Allyn Cofer, a minor. His biological father, Lawrence Cofer, was listed as whereabouts unknown. The case was scheduled to be heard in Hancock County court 30 days after the notice was published.



Adoption of Amanda Marie Kristine GILBERT (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, January 20, 1983 - page 5, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in January 1983 James Edward Collier filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 83-1) to adopt Amanda Marie Kristine Gilbert. Her biological father, John W. Gilbert, was said to have abandoned and deserted her, and his whereabouts were unknown. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Name change of Joe KIRITSIS (1982)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, July 8, 1982 - page 7, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in June 1982 Joe Kiritsis filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 6 82-273) to change his name to Jeffrey Gene Morgan. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on August 25, 1982.





Adoption of Kenneth Eugene HUTCHENS and siblings (1962)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 4, 1962 - page 5, columns 7-8:

According to a legal notice, in September 1962 there was a petition filed by Dorothy Elizabeth Hutchens in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # A 62-23) to adopt Kenneth Eugene Hutchens, William Dean Hutchens and Marcia Kay Hutchens, minor children. Their biological mother, Wanda Carlene (Little) Hutchens, was listed as whereabouts unknown. The case was scheduled to be heard in court on October 26, 1962.




Name change of Melvin Max RADCLIFF (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 9, 1983 - page 5, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in June 1983 Melvin Max Radcliff filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 6 83-214) to change his name to Max Radcliff. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on August 5, 1983.








Thursday, March 16, 2017

Adoption of Bonita Jane COOPER (1956)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 17, 1956 - page 3, column 3:

According to a legal notice, in May 1956 Clinton Holman Jarrett filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt minor child Bonita Jane Cooper. Her biological father, John H. Cooper, was listed as whereabouts unknown. The case was scheduled to be heard in court on July 10, 1956.

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana State Teachers College, Terre Haute (1958)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 29, 1958 - page 1, column 6:

NOTE: Indiana State Teachers College later changed its name to Indiana State University.

COATESVILLE:
--Eleanor Kay Greenlee - Bachelor of Science in Business Education and English

DANVILLE:
--Donald E. Behymer - Master of Science in Secondary Principal Education
--Floy Walton Spencer - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

NORTH SALEM:
--Donald E. Broughton - Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education and Social Studies
--Noel A. Peters - Master of Science in Elementary Principal Education

PITTSBORO:
--Edgar R. Poole - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

PLAINFIELD:
--Edna K. Skelton - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Adoption of Marvin George MONROE (1962)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 8, 1962 - page 8, column 3:

According to a legal notice, in February 1962 there was a petition filed by Floyd Rice in the Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Marvin George Monroe, a minor. His biological father, Marvin M. Monroe, was listed as whereabouts unknown. The case was scheduled to be heard in court on April 7, 1962.




Name change of Frank Joseph GUFFEY (1983)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 31, 1983 - page 5, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in March 1983 Frank Joseph Guffey filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 3 83-108) to change his name to Frank Joseph Robbins.







Name change of Vito Antonio PAPPANO (1982)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 21, 1982 - page 7, column 4:

According to a legal notice, in October 1982 Vito Antonio Pappano filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 10 82-433) to change his name to William Anthony Pappano. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on December 17, 1982.





Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1958-1959

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from the Coatesville Herald for 1958 and 1959. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1959
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1948
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all of the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Name change of Melia Lynn EUBANK (1982)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 23, 1982 - page 7, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in September 1982 Tamara Eubank Allison filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 9 82-399) to change the name of her minor daughter, Melia Lynn Eubank, to Melia Lynn Allison. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on November 19, 1982.





Monday, March 13, 2017

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss Quaker records

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, April 6 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Cindy Rutledge from the Danville library will present a program on Quaker records, including what information they have and where they can be found.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

List of North Salem High School students in 1923 added

An index of the students in grades 9 through 12 at North Salem High School in 1923 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1923 yearbook, The Echo. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Adoption of Allen Lee SHELTON and Ransom Victor SHELTON (1959)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 26, 1959 - page 3, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in March 1959 Bruce Shelton and Vonita Shelton filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # 224) to adopt minor children Allen Lee Shelton and Ransom Victor Shelton. Their biological mother was listed as Rosemary Shelton. The case was scheduled to be heard in court on May 23, 1959.




Name change of Kenneth PALACIOS (1961)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, November 16, 1961 - page 9, column 1:

According to a legal notice, in November 1961, Kenneth Palacios was petitioning the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # D 61-53) to change his name to Kenneth Chapman. The petition was to be heard in court on December 18, 1961.






Adoption of Clifford Wallace HILL and Greta Maxine HILL (1982)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, July 8, 1982 - page 7, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in June 1982 Donald G. Prether filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 82-20) to adopt minor children Clifford Wallace Hill and Greta Maxine Hill. Their biological father, Wallace Harold Hill, was listed as having abandoned and deserted them, that he could not be found. The case was scheduled to be heard 30 days after publication of the legal notice.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1951)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 14, 1951 - page 1, column 3:

BROWNSBURG:
--Carol E. Ottinger - Graduate Nurse

CLAYTON:
--George B. Edmonson - Bachelor of Arts in Bacteriology

DANVILLE:
--Richard E. Cannon - Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
--Andrew M. McHaffie - Bachelor of Arts in Bacteriology
--Frederick M. Myers - Bachelor of Arts in English

LIZTON:
--Mary Jane Leake - Master of Science in Education
--Clara M. Ratliff - Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics

NORTH SALEM:
--Harriet J. Nichols - Bachelor of Science in Business

PITTSBORO:
--Richard J. Groover - Bachelor of Laws

PLAINFIELD:
--Martin H. Lease - Bachelor of Arts in Government
--Helen C. Young - Bachelor of Science in Education



Name change of Marshall Andres DUTTENHAVER (1982)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 13, 1982 - page 5, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in May 1982 Vicki Osborne filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 5 82-205) to change the name of minor child Marshall Andres Duttenhaver to Marshall Andres Osborne. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on July 1, 1982.





Thursday, March 9, 2017

Unmarked graves to be moved from Hendricks County Home (1981)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 8, 1981 - page 1, columns 1-3:

According to a newspaper article, in October 1981 the Hendricks County Commissioners gave permission to the State Highway Department to move 80 to 85 unmarked graves that had been discovered at the Hendricks County Home in Danville. The graves, most of which had no identification, had been found outside of the county home's graveyard area, and the remains were to be relocated to South Cemetery in Danville. This discovery came as the Highway Department was expanding US 36 to 4 lanes and moving the path of the highway as it went through Danville.



Hendricks County residents who graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette (1960)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 9, 1960 - page 1, column 7:

BROWNSBURG:
--Eldon L. Batz - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

COATESVILLE:
--Willis G. Parker - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

DANVILLE:
--John L. Stephenson - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

PLAINFIELD:
--Robert D. Cassiday - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
--Nancy Ann Elliott - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics
--Clayton L. Smith - Bachelor of Science in Engineering


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1949-1951

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from the Friday Caller for 1949, 1950 and 1951. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1957
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1951
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all of the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1958)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 5, 1958 - page 1, column 6:

BROWNSBURG:
--Floyd W. Hufford - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Jane E. Newcom - Graduate Nurse
--Norma K. Sering - Bachelor of Science in Education
--Phyllis K. Smith - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Robert R. Taylor - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Jonelle A. White - Graduate Nurse and Bachelor of Science in Nursing

CLAYTON:
--Sara L. Stienecker - Bachelor of Science in Education

COATESVILLE:
--Richard A. Sutton - Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

DANVILLE:
--Robert H. Bales - Bachelor of Science in Business
--John E. Black - Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
--Maurice J. Black - Doctor of Medicine
--John W. Collings - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Patricia A. Phelps - Bachelor of Science in Education

LIZTON:
--Loretta L. Bowman - Bachelor of Science in Medical Record Librarianship
--Stuart A. McConnaha - Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
--Robert J. Warren - Doctor of Medicine

NORTH SALEM:
--Mrs. Carolyn Bond Cassity - Graduate Nurse and Bachelor of Science in Nursing
--Thomas E. Ragland - Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

PLAINFIELD:
--Richard E. Hall - Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

Adoption of Christopher Michael JOHNSON and Amber Michelle JOHNSON (1982)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 30, 1982 - page 7, column 1:

According to a legal notice, in September 1982 Charles Leroy Brooks, Jr. filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 82-27) to adopt minor children Christopher Michael Johnson and Amber Michelle Johnson. Their biological father, Brian Dale Johnson, was alleged to have abandoned and deserted them. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice was published.






Name change of Kirsten Elena BLANCO (1982)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 6, 1982 - page 7, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in April 1982 Kay M. Senteney filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 4 82-193) to change the name of her daughter, Kirsten Elena Blanco (age 10), to Kirsten Elena Senteney.




Name change of Clara Belle (RICHARDSON) DOOLEY (1960)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 1, 1960 - page 10, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in December 1960, Clara Belle (Richardson) Dooley was petitioning the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # 7714) to change her name to Patricia (Richardson) Dooley. The petition was to be heard in court on January 21, 1961.







Sunday, March 5, 2017

List of Lizton grade school students in 1974 added

An index of the Lizton students in grades 1 through 6 in 1974 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1974 yearbook, Echo. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette (1958)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 29, 1958 - page 1, column 2:

BROWNSBURG:
--David R. Heitman - Bachelor of Science

CLAYTON:
--Ralph W. Williams - Bachelor of Science in Air Transportation

COATESVILLE:
--Richard D. Allee - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

DANVILLE:
--John P. Christie - Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

LIZTON:
--Carlton E. Curry - Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering

PLAINFIELD:
--Nancy Koho Draffen - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics
--John E. Thomas Masten - Master of Science

Friday, March 3, 2017

Plainfield opens new post office (1958)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 28, 1958 - page 1, columns 4-5:

According to a newspaper article, Plainfield's new post office was to be dedicated on Saturday, September 13. The new building was at 164 North Mill Street (near the intersection of Park Drive) and was being leased from Thomas E. Ellis and Wanda J. Ellis. The article provided some statistics about the growth of Plainfield's postal service:

  • In 1948 they did $12,927.69 in business; in 1957 they did $59.686.02.
  • In 1958 they have 14 employees; in 1948 they had 7 employees; in 1938 they had 4 employees.
  • In 1938 there were 2 postal routes; in 1958 there are 5 postal routes.
  • In 1938 there were 4 collection boxes; in 1958 there are 17 collection boxes.
  • In 1948 they sold 250,067 stamps; in 1957 they sold 1,101,294 stamps.

NOTE: Today Plainfield's post office is at 700 North Carr Road (aka County Road 750 East).

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Name change of Mary Ruth TESCHENDORF (1982)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 18, 1982 - page 7, column 4:

According to a legal notice, in March 1982 Laverne Hall and Kevin C. Teschendorf filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 3 82-115) to change the name of their minor child, Mary Ruth Teschendorf, to Krista Nicole Teschendorf.




Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1956-1957

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from the Coatesville Herald for 1956 and 1957. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1957
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1948
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all of the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Name change of John Paul JONES (1958)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 13, 1958 - page 9, column 3:

According to a legal notice, in February 1958, John Paul Jones was petitioning the Hendricks County Circuit Court to change his name to Robert B. Jones. The petition was to be heard in court on March 29, 1958.






Monday, February 27, 2017

Golden Rule Nursing Home to open in Danville (1955)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, November 24, 1955 - page 1, column 2:

According to an article, in November 1955 the Danville town council approved a request for a variance in the zoning ordinance, so that the Golden Rule Nursing Home could be opened at 147 South Wayne Street. The property was at that time owned by James S. Waddell and was formerly the Thad Adams house. Registered nurses Mrs. Martha Mullin of Lebanon and Mrs. June Cash of Lizton would be in charge of establishing the nursing home. It was to be for the elderly and convalescent - no children or mental patients would be admitted. It was licensed to take care of 25 patients.

NOTE: A December 8, 1955 article said it was slated to open by January 1956. Mrs. Vannie Leak of Lizton, mother of Mrs. June Cash, helped purchase the property. Martha Mullin was listed as a graduate of the St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, and a former nursing school instructor. June Cash was listed as a graduate of General Hospital in Indianapolis.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

List of North Salem High School students in 1953 added

An index of the students in grades 9 through 12 at North Salem High School in 1953 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1953 yearbook, Echoes 1953. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1949)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 9, 1949 - page 1, column 2:

BROWNSBURG:
--Edna M. Cave - Bachelor of Science in Education
--Julius J. Kossik - Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
--James A. White - Bachelor of Arts in Zoology

CLAYTON:
--Robert L. Liggett - Doctor of Education

COATESVILLE:
--James Elrod - Bachelor of Arts in Speech

DANVILLE:
--Rosemary Brown - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Charles M. Davison, Jr. - Bachelor of Arts in Government
--Karl R. Hawley - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Robert B. Smith - Master of Music
--Rosalie J. Wean - Bachelor of Science in Education

NORTH SALEM:
--Clarice M. Robinson - Doctor of Education

PITTSBORO:
--Vincent G. Canganelli - Bachelor of Arts in Anatomy and Physiology

PLAINFIELD:
--Chester E. Clark - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Barbara J. Daum - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Mary Louise Daum - Graduate Nurse
--Frank W. Hamilton - Master of Science in Physical Education
--Lowell E. Krebs - Bachelor of Arts in Botany
--Russell B. Long - Bachelor of Science in Business

STILESVILLE:
--Boyd C. Purcell - Bachelor of Science in Business

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1950)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 8, 1950 - page 1, column 2:

BROWNSBURG:
--Myrna J. Gavin - Bachelor of Arts in English
--Julius J. Kossik - Master of Science in Recreation

COATESVILLE:
--James F. Elrod - Master of Arts in Speech

CLAYTON:
--Robert L. Liggett - Doctor of Education

DANVILLE:
--Richard D. Evans - Master of Science in Education
--Edward D. Miller - Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Physiology
--Mrs. Joyce Hollowell Miller - Master of Science in Home Economics
--Patricia Ann Roeder - Master of Music
--Charles A. Thomson - Bachelor of Science in Business

NORTH SALEM:
--Walter E. McDonald - Bachelor of Science in Dentistry

PITTSBORO:
--Robert E. Zerr - Bachelor of Science in Business

PLAINFIELD:
--Marion L. Fields - Bachelor of Arts in Botany
--Jack L. Rivers - Bachelor of Science in Social Service
--Robert L. Sims - Bachelor of Arts in Geology
--Mrs. Dorothy Pike Wagers - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics
--Charles H. Weesner - Bachelor of Science in Business


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Adoption of Christopher Andrew BRUMLEY (1982)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 4, 1982 - page 7, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in March 1982 Kevin Ray Mann filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 82-4) to adopt Christopher Andrew Brumley, a minor. His biological parent, Orie L. Brumley, was listed as having abandoned him and his whereabouts were unknown. The case was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice was published.





Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1947-1948

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from The Friday Caller (Plainfield) for 1947 and 1948. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1955
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1948
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all of the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Danville fire department gets radios (1955)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 9, 1954 - page 1, column 1; Thursday, February 10, 1955 - page 1, column 3:

When Danville got direct-dial telephone service in November 1954, it resulted in a change in how the members of Danville's volunteer fire department responded to a fire. Previously, the public would notify the telephone operator that there was a fire, and then the fire siren on top of the telephone building would be sounded, alerting the firefighters wherever they were to respond.

In February 1955, the Danville Town Council authorized the purchase of 15 crystal-controlled radio receivers (at a total cost of $2,746), which would then be placed in the homes or businesses of the firefighters. The radios would be activated by the operator at the police station, who would then announce the location of the fire over the radio, and would also simultaneously press the button to activate the town's fire alarm. Danville was reportedly the only volunteer fire department in the state that would have a radio alerting system, although other large cities in Indiana (as well as the entire state of Delaware) were already using this system.

The radios replaced a system that (according to a November 11, 1954 article) had been used directly after the switch to the direct-dial phone system. Under that plan, the public was to call SH 5-4567. This would then cause the phones in 10 of the firefighters' homes to ring simultaneously. This system was known as a conference circuit, and cost $900 a year. However, the town council quickly found it to be "costly, inadequate and unsatisfactory."

Monday, February 20, 2017

Adoption of Thomas Udell ISON, II (1956)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 16, 1956 - page 10, column 3:

According to a legal notice, in August 1956 there was a petition filed by Charles Edwin Wills in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case #171) to adopt Thomas Udell Ison, II, a minor. His biological father, Thomas Udell Ison, I, was listed as not being a resident of Indiana and his whereabouts were unknown. The case was scheduled to be heard in court on October 6, 1956.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

List of Danville High School students in 1925 added

An index of the students in grades 9 through 12 at Danville High School in 1925 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Danville High School 1925 yearbook, Chaos. This yearbook is in the collection of the Plainfield library.



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Danville special census shows 15% growth in population (1957)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, August 15, 1957 - page 1, column 1:

According to a newspaper article, Danville had a special census taken in August 1957, which showed there were 3,213 people living within town limits, up 15% from the 2,802 people as of the 1950 federal census.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Adoption of Chester Clyde OSTLING, Richard Allen OSTLING & Evelyn Delores OSTLING (1957)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 26, 1957 - page 9, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in September 1957 there was a petition filed by Harry Hoop, Jr. in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case #198) to adopt minors Chester Clyde Ostling, Richard Allen Ostling and Evelyn Delores Ostling. Their biological mother, Delores Irene (Ostling) Hoop, was listed as residing at Rural Route No. 2, Box 119 in Clayton; their biological father, Chester Raymond Ostling, was listed as whereabouts unknown. The case was scheduled to be heard in court on November 18, 1957.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1954-1955

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from the Coatesville Herald for 1954 and 1955. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1955
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1946
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Tuesday, February 14, 2017

North Salem dedicates new high school building (1954)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 30, 1954 - page 1, column 1:

According to a September 1954 article, a new high school building was dedicated at North Salem on Sunday, September 26, 1954. It was one story, cost $315,000 and was adjacent to the grade school. It was made possible by the formation of the Eel River Township School Building Corporation. Walter H. Page was president of the corporation's board of directors.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss free digitized books

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, March 2 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Meredith Thompson will present a program about digitized books that are freely available on Google Books and Internet Archive.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Inventories of Hendricks County estates and guardianships (1917-1920) added

An index of inventories filed in Hendricks County estate cases and guardianship cases for February 1917 through October 1920 has been added to the Probate Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. These inventories list all of the debts and assets in the case.

This is an index of a record book that has been digitized by the Hendricks County government - it is available in the Archives section of their website.



Saturday, February 11, 2017

Adoption of Terry Lee CUNNINGHAM (1956)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 3, 1956 - page 1, column 7:

ADOPT BABY
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cunningham adopted a three months old baby boy last week. The baby has been named Terry Lee. It was born January 25.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1956)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 7, 1956 - page 1, column 5:

AMO:
--Mrs. Nancy McWethy Sharp - Dental Hygiene Certificate

CLAYTON:
--Mrs. Edna Barnes - Master of Science in Education
--Virginia E. Richardson- Bachelor of Music Education

DANVILLE:
--Max E. Cameron - Master of Science in Education
--Charles A. Lee - Bachelor of Science in Optometry
--Mrs. Jamie Walter Schaphorst - Bachelor of Science in Education

LIZTON:
--Maribeth Bowman - Bachelor of Science in Education

NORTH SALEM:
--Harriet Nichols - Master of Business Administration

PLAINFIELD:
--Eurie B. Martin - Bachelor of Science in Education
--Clara McQueery - Master of Science in Education
--Shirley E. Spear - Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theatre
--Lloyd W. Young, Jr. - Master of Science in Business

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Twins Ruth (CATES) STANLEY and Pearl (CATES) COSHAW reunited (1953)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 12, 1953 - page 5, column 3:

TWIN SISTERS REUNITED AFTER 33 YEAR SEPARATION
Mrs. Ruth Stanley of Indianapolis and Mrs. Pearl Coshaw of Aurora, Illinois, 66-year-old twin sisters who met in Indianapolis Saturday after not having seen each other for 33 years, are natives of Hadley, southwest of Danville.

The twin girls were the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy T. Cates of Hadley. After the mother died when the twins were two weeks old, both babies were taken into the home of Mr. and Mrs. V.R. Stevenson for five months. Ruth remained in the Stevenson home and was reared by them, and Pearl was taken into the Mordecai Hadley home, where she was reared.

Both of the twins grew up in the Hadley community. Following the marriage of Pearl she became a resident of Illinois. Ruth resided in Plainfield after her marriage and lived there until moving to Indianapolis.


NOTE: According to Ruth's 1906 marriage application, her parents were Murphy Cates and Katherine Alexander.



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1945-1946

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from The Friday Caller (Plainfield) for 1945 and 1946. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1953
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1946
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Malcomb McDONALD buried in North Salem (1954)

Kindly shared by Karen Zach:

source: Waveland Independent News (Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana) - issue of November 25, 1954:

Malcomb E. McDONALD, 48, 410 Maple Court, Crawfordsville died at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday at Culver Hospital of a heart ailment. Mr. McDonald was born at Grays, Kentucky March 6, 1906 and married Rachel Dozier at Jamestown, Indiana in August 1924. He moved to Waveland seven years ago, recently moving so the intersection of highway and 234 from which place he moved to his last residence in Crawfordsville. Previously he was employed at the Prestolight Plant at Indianapolis, and at the time of his death he was an organizer for a labor union. Surviving are the widow: 3 daughters; Mrs. Harry Hays; Mrs. John F. Kenny, Jr. Joliet, Ill; and Mrs. Robert Oswalt Waveland; twin sons Marvin and Melvin; 7 grandchildren 3 brothers, Cecil of Louisville, Kentucky; Henry of Detroit, Michigan; and Alvin of Corbin, Kentucky and a sister, Mrs. John Miracle of Colorado Springs, Co. Funeral services were held at the Machledt Funeral Home on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Grover C. DeNeal in charge. Burial at North Salem.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Name change of Geraldine STEINBARGER (1954)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 24 , 1954:

According to a legal notice, in June 1954, Geraldine Steinbarger was petitioning the Hendricks County Circuit Court to change her name to Geraldine Sieb. The petition was to be heard in court in September 1954.






Sunday, February 5, 2017

List of Lizton grade school students in 1969 added

An index of the Lizton students in grades 1 through 6 in 1969 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1969 yearbook, Echo. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Saturday, February 4, 2017

Danville buys its first police car (1952)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, January 3, 1952 - page 1, columns 5-6:

According to a newspaper article, in January 1952 the Danville Town Council authorized the purchase of its first police car, so that its "watchman service" could take its first steps into becoming an actual police department. Their 2 current watchmen - Dean Stevens and Oral Swain - would then share the use of the car. The car was to be fitted with a siren. According to a February 21, 1952 article, the car they purchased was a black Studebaker. Its roof had to be fitted with steel bows to help bear the weight of the siren.

As to how the public could contact the police when they were needed, one idea being considered by both the county commissioners and the Danville town council was to invest in a radio tower. A radio antenna would be installed on top of the police car, with remote points at the county sheriff's office in the courthouse and at the county jail.

Another idea that was under consideration involved the public calling the operator. The operator would then switch on a special light on top of the telephone building, and would also call the Hoosier Hotel and notify them to turn on the special light on top of their building. This would be a signal to the police to get to the nearest phone and get in touch with the operator for the message about where they were needed. This method was to be a replacement for the current method, in which the county sheriff fielded all phone calls from the public.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Brownsburg Airport opens (1946)

source: The Friday Caller (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 28, 1946 - page 1, column 3:

According to a newspaper article, on Sunday March 31, 1946 Brownsburg Airport would hold its grand opening. It was to be operated by Loy Field, Plainfield Airport, Inc. The manager of the field was William Hylton; the publicity director was H.A. Holley and the instructors were William Hylton, H.L. Stark and Ross Truax.

Among the activities planned for the grand opening of Brownsburg Airport was a "spot landing contest" by pilots from other airports. A $100 bill would be placed on the field in a white circle, and a pilot would have to make a normal 180-degree approach with no power. The pilot who landed their plane with one wheel in the white circle would win the $100 bill.

NOTE: Brownsburg Airport no longer exists - it was located on County Road 400 North (known as Airport Road), about half a mile east of State Road 267, just north of where Brownsburg Community School and White Lick Elementary School are today. Brownsburg Airport is not to be confused with Speedway Airport, which was located on the east side of County Road 900 East (also known as Airport Road or Griswold Road), about half a mile north of County Road 200 North.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1947)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 12, 1947 - page 1, column 4:

LIZTON:
--Mary Jane Leake - Bachelor of Science in Education

PITTSBORO:
--Jeanette Zerr - Graduate Nurse

PLAINFIELD:
--Donald N. Cain - Doctor of Medicine
--Frank W. Hamilton - Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
--Jack M. Walker - Doctor of Medicine

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hendricks County first graders must show birth certificate (1945)

source: The Friday Caller (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 8, 1945 - page 1, column 4:

According to a newspaper article, beginning in the fall of 1945 all those entering first grade in Hendricks County schools must first show their birth certificates, as proof that they are at least 6 years old. This was because "most of the schools are badly overcrowded" and they could not accept any more children before the minimum age of 6 years old. This decision was made by the Hendricks County board of education, which was comprised of all of the township trustees.

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1945-1947

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from the Coatesville Herald for 1945, 1946 and 1947. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1953
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Marriage license of Homer HOWARD found in Westfield (1950)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, November 23, 1950 - page 1, column 1:

According to a newspaper article, part of the 1931 Hendricks County marriage license of Homer Howard and Dorothy Elizabeth Roberts was recovered in Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana in 1950. The license had been lost in March 1948 as part of the damage from the "Good Friday" tornado that hit Danville and Coatesville. The article states that the Howards' 14-year-old son, Donald Howard, was among those who had been killed by the tornado.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette (1956)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 7, 1956 - page 1, column 4:

BROWNSBURG:
--Richard J. Boltz - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

COATESVILLE:
--Sally J. Elrod - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

DANVILLE:
--Richard K. Apple - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
--Theodore F. Kiefer - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
--Robert G. Bosstick - Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
--Robert K. Rawlings - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

NORTH SALEM:
--Helen F. Callaway - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

PITTSBORO:
--David O. Canganelli - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

PLAINFIELD:
--Charles L. Snodgrass - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hendricks County Circuit Court complete book index (1886-1889) added

An index of Hendricks County Circuit Court Complete Records Book volume 8 (6 June 1886 - 8 January 1889) has been added to the Civil Court Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. A complete record book contains an extensive summary of a civil case from its beginning to its end. Making a complete record of a civil case was not a requirement - it required the lawyer to pay an additional fee to the clerk - so most civil cases are not included in these books. The option of having a complete record made of a civil case was abolished in Indiana by 1920.

The complete records books of the Hendricks County Circuit Court for volumes 2 through 16 (1834-1920) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available for viewing locally at the Plainfield Public Library and the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, and it can also be ordered through FamilySearch.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Members of Danville's volunteer fire department (1950)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 5, 1950 - page 8:

According to a newspaper ad in 1950 for National Fire Prevention Week, the members of Danville's volunteer fire department were:

Vanice Bennett
Elvin Campbell (driver)
Fred Creech
James Downard (driver)
James Gossett
Lloyd Hadley
Marvin Huffman
William Hughes
Sam Kirk (Assistant Chief)
Wallace Kirk
Harold Miles (driver)
James Morris
Leighton Platter (Lieutenant)
John Rader (Chief)
Hugh Smoot (Lieutenant)
Ralph Walter (Captain)
Raymond York (driver)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hendricks County marriage index for 2002-2003 added

An index of Hendricks County marriage license book 67 (which covers 9 December 2002 through 6 September 2003) has been added to the marriage records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This marriage index now covers 1904 through 2003; more years will be added later.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the marriage license books for 1824 through 2003.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1952)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 12, 1952 - page 1, column 6:

DANVILLE:
Thomas H. Byrd, III - Doctor of Dental Surgery
Hugh Gibson - Bachelor of Arts in History
Rilus J. Hill - Master of Science in Education
Robert Kirtley - Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Physiology
Mrs. Beverly Smith Lewman - Master of Music in Piano
George Mitchell - Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Physiology
Mrs. Sandra Heston Randolph - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics
Shirley Stanley - Graduate Nurse
John A. Stroube - Doctor of Medicine
Albert S. Wade - Master of Science in Education
Ruth Wean - Bachelor of Science in General Business
Robert Webb - Doctor of Dental Surgery

NORTH SALEM:
Harry O'Bear - Doctor of Education

PITTSBORO:
Vincent Canganelli - Doctor of Medicine
Helen Fowler - Master of Music

PLAINFIELD:
Lowell E. McKim - Bachelor of Science in General Business
Jack L. Rivers - Master of Arts in Social Services
Ralph Rosemary - Bachelor of Laws
Jacqulyn Starken - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Monday, January 23, 2017

Merger of Danville library with New Winchester rejected (1986)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 29, 1986 - page 1, column 8:

According to a newspaper article, in May 1986, the Danville library invited Marion Township/New Winchester (which did not have a library) to join with Center Township and create a merged library district, where Marion Township residents would pay some property taxes to support the library, and in return they would have a representative on the library board. The invitation was in response to the end of a federal grant, which had allowed residents of townships that did not have a library to be served by the Danville library. Danville library had last made an invitation to Marion Township to merge in 1978.

In response to this proposed merger, registered voters in Marion Township - particularly senior citizens - filed a remonstrance with Marion Township Trustee Elvin Ray Cassity and his Township Advisory Board (which consisted of Kenneth Mason, William Huntley and Darrell Plunkett). Their remonstrance petition showed 203 signatures from registered voters against the merged library, and 48 signatures in favor of the merger.

Township Trustee Elvin Cassity stated in the newspaper article that Marion Township was primarily a farming community and the library tax would put a burden upon its residents. He hoped that the library would "keep true to its word and not bring it up again since the numbers clearly show how the people in the township feel."

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1948-1949

An index of the Hendricks County estate cases that had legal notices published in Hendricks County newspapers has been updated to include notices from the Coatesville Herald for 1948 and 1949. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now includes these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Coatesville Herald - 1948 through 1953
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1984
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1984
This index currently covers 1945-1984; more newspapers and more years will be added later.

This may not be a comprehensive list of all the Hendricks County estate cases for this time period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county.








Saturday, January 21, 2017

Union Township residents serving in World War II (1945)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, January 25, 1945 - page 1, column 5:

According to a January 1945 article, a committee was gathering the names of all those residents of Union Township who were serving in World War II. Their list included the following names:

Morris Armstrong
Richard Bailey
Ronald Bailey
Charles Baire
Robert Bowman
Herschel Chelf
Lloyd Curry
Lowell Curry
Ronald Curry
Jewell Dale
Paul Dale
Hall Ellis
Clarence Everhart
Elmer Garland
Marion Ginn
Harold Green
James Groover
Charles Hall
James Hall
Charles Hancock
Leon Hancock
Harold Herrod
Merle Isley
Morris Isley
Howard Kingery
Henry Laakman
Robert Land
Russell Landreth
Byron Leach
Walter Leach
James Leak
Mary Jane Leak
Kenneth Leathers
Marion Linton
Lavaughn Long
Argil Mahan
Earl Martin
Joseph Martin
David Odom
Marvin Odom
William Odom
Woodrow Ogden
Harold Poland
Milburn Poland
Charles Pope
Franklin Porter
Charles Ratliff
Lee Ratliff
Joseph Rinehart
Richard Rinehart
Eugene Scamahorn
Emmert Smith
Melvin Smith
Milburn Smith
Richard Swain
George Thompson
Benjamin Trent
Ray Trent
James Weddle
Herbert Wetherington
Edwin Wills

Friday, January 20, 2017

Name change of Tommy Ballard PIERPONT (1945)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 13, 1945:

According to a public notice, in September 1945, Tommy Ballard Pierpont was petitioning the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case #6952) to change his name to Tommy Ballard. The petition was to be heard in court on October 5, 1945.





Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington (1955)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 16, 1955 - page 3, columns 4-5:

BROWNSBURG:
--Mary E. Ayers - Graduate Nurse and Bachelor of Science in Nursing
--Marjorie A. McClarnon - Dental Hygiene Certificate
--Mrs. Marjorie I. Brown Moore - Bachelor of Science in Business
--James C. Nash - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Jack Schenck - Doctor of Jurisprudence
--June M. Smith - Bachelor of Music

CLAYTON:
--Richard A. Alexander - Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
--Paul R. Logsdon - Bachelor of Laws

DANVILLE:
--Maurice James Black - Bachelor of Arts in Anatomy and Physiology
--Lucille Goodwin - Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education
--Robert W. Kirtley - Doctor of Medicine
--George L. Mitchell - Doctor of Medicine
--Mrs. Jamie Walter Schaphorst - Bachelor of Science in Education

NORTH SALEM:
--Patricia A. Porter - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

PLAINFIELD:
--Raymond E. Andrews, Jr. - Bachelor of Science in Business
--Martin H. Lease, Jr. - Master of Arts in Government

Galyan's grocery store opens in Plainfield (1959)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 3, 1959 - page 8:

On Wednesday, December 2, 1959, Galyan's Shady Acres Market Center held their grand opening on US 40 in Plainfield. Their full-page ad described themselves as "The Store of Tomorrow" and "A Dream Palace of The Finest." They also opened a Trading Post at the Plainfield location, which sold outdoor sporting equipment.

In 2004 Galyan's was purchased by Dick's Sporting Goods and the Plainfield location closed.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hendricks County obituaries index updated for 2016

Entries from 2016 have been added to the database Deaths from The Republican's Year in Review, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The Republican is a weekly newspaper published in Danville, Indiana. At the beginning of the year it publishes a special "Year in Review" issue, which includes a listing of all the deaths that were mentioned in each issue of the previous year.

This database includes the person's name and the issue of the newspaper their obituary appeared in. It now covers 1892-2016.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

IGA supermarket opens on courthouse square in Danville (1950)

source: Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, July 20, 1950 - page 1, columns 2-3:

The IGA supermarket in Danville may be remembered for its location at 1120 West Main Street, which is at the northeast corner of the intersection of US 36 (West Main Street) and County Road 75 West (aka Mackey Road) on the west side of town. However, back in July 1950, it actually opened on the south side of the courthouse square, at 59 West Marion Street. Back then, Marion Saunders was the owner, and it was known as Saunders' IGA Market. In 1950, it took over half of the remodeled Hoosier Hotel building. The article about its July 1950 grand opening touted the fact that the store would be open 7 days a week and offer "complete self-service", with 2 "high-speed checkout counters capable of servicing 2,000 customers per day".

So at one time in the 1950's, there was a Kroger on the west side of the courthouse square, and an IGA supermarket on the south side of the courthouse square.

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss American frontier history

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, February 2 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Knox County Historian Dennis Latta will present a program, "How We changed The Frontier and How The Frontier Changed Us," about American's pioneering history and how it influences us today.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.