Wednesday, July 26, 2017

List of North Salem High School seniors in 1956 added

An index of the students in grade 12 at North Salem High School in 1956 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1956 yearbook, The Echo '56. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1986

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 1986. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now covers these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Clayton Commercial - 1945; 1948 through 1952 [scattered issues]
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1986
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1986
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1952; 1985-1986
This index currently covers 1945-1986; 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.








Friday, July 21, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from University of Evansville, Evansville (1984)

source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Monday, July 30, 1984 - page 7, columns 2-3:

According to a newspaper article, in May 1984 these Hendricks County residents graduated from the University of Evansville in Evansville:

BROWNSBURG:
Christine Hill - Associate of Science in Legal Assistance (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hill)
Gary Redman - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Redman)

PLAINFIELD:
Thomas Johnson - Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences (son of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Johnson)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

List of Center Township landowners in 1932 added

An index of the landowners in Center 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, July 18, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Butler University, Indianapolis (1984)

source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Monday, June 11, 1984 - page 7, columns 5-7:

According to a newspaper article, these residents of Hendricks County graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis in June 1984:

BROWNSBURG:
Stacy Buckner - Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Pamela Faulkner - Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics
Cynthia Jackson - Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics
Brad Sowers - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Linda Williams - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

DANVILLE:
Brenda Archer - Master of Science in Education
Robert Machin - Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television

PITTSBORO:
Carolyn Carlat - Bachelor of Science

PLAINFIELD:
Deborah Bagley - Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics
David Clark - Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
Lois Magnabosco - Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Susan Nelson - Bachelor of Science in Public-Corporate Communication
James Pearson - Master of Arts in English
Michael Sexton - Masters of Business Administration in Business Administration
Della Shelton - Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Monday, July 17, 2017

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss Catholic Church records

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, August 3 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Elaine Kuhn from the Kenton County (Kentucky) Public Library in Covington will present a program about Catholic Church records entitled, "The Knights of Columbus and the Ladies First Circle: Going Beyond the Basic Church Records."

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, July 16, 2017

List of North Salem High School alumni 1898-1920 added

An index of the alumni of North Salem High School from 1898 to 1920 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1921 yearbook, Echo. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Saturday, July 15, 2017

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church opens in Plainfield (1955)

source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 27, 1955 - page 1, column 2:

According to a newspaper article, in October 1955 a Lutheran congregation (part of the Missouri Synod) organized in Plainfield. They met in the basement of the Plainfield library and called their congregation St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church. The congregation was to serve the need of Lutherans not only in Plainfield, but also Danville, Mooresville, Brownsburg and Clayton. Dr. M.F. Kretzmann of Danville was to serve as the temporary pastor.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Danville library's genealogy group to discuss Underground Railroad

The Danville library's genealogy group, Genealogy Nuts, will meet on Monday, August 14 at 1:30 pm in the library's program room. Jeannie Regan-Dinius from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' DHPA will give a presentation on the Underground Railroad in Indiana. The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information on the group, please contact the library's Indiana Room - dplind@dplindiana.org.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1985

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 1985. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now covers these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Clayton Commercial - 1945; 1948 through 1952 [scattered issues]
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1986
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1986
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1952; 1985
This index currently covers 1945-1986; 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, July 11, 2017

Highway 267 between Brownsburg and Plainfield becomes a state road (1955)

source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 8, 1955 - page 1, column 7:

According to a newspaper article, in December 1955 the state took over control of highway 267 between Brownsburg, Avon and Plainfield after years of requests by Hendricks County officials to do so. The heavy travel by trucks and cars meant it was in constant need of repair, and the state taking it over meant they would now be responsible for its repair and maintenance. Part of the state takeover meant the road would receive state highway markers as well as speed zone signs.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Highway 75 between Jamestown and North Salem becomes a state road (1955)

source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 8, 1955 - page 1, column 7:

According to a newspaper article, in December 1955 the state took over control of highway 75 between Jamestown in Boone County and North Salem in Hendricks County. That was the last segment of the highway that was not under state control.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Index of poor children's indentures 1849-1872 added

An index of poor children who were indentured from 1849 to 1872 has been added to the Indenture Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County indenture records book 1849-1872, and contains the indentured child's name, the date, the page number, and a link to the abstract of the indenture record.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has a digital file of this indenture records book, as well as one that covers 1837 to 1849.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

St. Mark's Episcopal Church opens in Plainfield (1955)

source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 13, 1955 - page 1, columns 5-6:

According to a newspaper article, on October 16, 1955 St. Mark's Episcopal Church dedicated its building (710 East Buchanan Street, near Hobbs Street). It was formerly the building owned by the Plainfield Christian Church, which moved to a new location in 1954. St. Mark's first started in Plainfield in November 1953, when they held their services in the Plainfield library. In October 1954, Rev. William L. Casady was named the vicar of St. Mark's.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Kroger's in Plainfield closes after 27 years (1955)

source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 5, 1955 - page 8, column 2:

According to a newspaper article, in May 1955 the Kroger grocery store in Plainfield closed after 27 years. It had opened (circa 1928) in the Barnes Building on West Main Street. Kroger had leased the building from owner Ralph Barnes. Leon Hern was the store manager and Dayle Cain was the manager of the meat department at the time of closing. They had been transferred to the Kroger at 5400 West Washington Street.

NOTE: In 2017 the Kroger in Plainfield is located on the north side of US 40 (Main Street) and Quaker Boulevard/267.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

List of Liberty Township landowners in 1918 added

An index of the landowners in Liberty Township in 1918 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, July 4, 2017

20,000th civil case filed in Hendricks County Circuit Court (1955)

source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 15, 1955 - page 1, column 4:

According to a newspaper article, in September 1955, the Hendricks County Circuit Court had its 20,000th civil case filed since 1870 (when they began using consecutive numbering for court cases). Case #20,000 was Lew F. Dunbar vs. William Hence Hargrave in a complaint for ejectment and $500 damages. Dunbar operated the Dunbar Automobile Parts Property on the east side of Cartersburg Road in Center Township, and sought to obtain possession of the one-room living quarters on his property, occupied by Hargrave.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

List of North Salem High School students in 1924 added

An index of the students in grades 8 through 12 at North Salem High School in 1924 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1924 yearbook, The Echo. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1948-1952

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 Clayton Commercial for 1948-1952. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now covers these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Clayton Commercial - 1945; 1948 through 1952 [scattered issues]
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1986
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1986
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1952
This index currently covers 1945-1986; 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.








Sunday, June 25, 2017

List of North Salem High School students in 1921 added

An index of the students in grades 9 through 12 at North Salem High School in 1921 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1921 yearbook, The Echo. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

List of Eel River Township landowners in 1903 added

An index of the landowners in Eel River Township in 1903 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.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1945

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 Clayton Commercial for 1945. This index is in the probate records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index now covers these Hendricks County newspapers:
  • Clayton Commercial - 1945 [scattered issues]
  • Coatesville Herald - 1945 through 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1986
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1986
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1952
This index currently covers 1945-1986; 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, June 17, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Franklin College, Franklin (1986)

source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 29, 1986 - page 2, columns 3-4:

According to a newspaper article, the following residents of Hendricks County graduated from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana during its May 24 commencement exercises:

--Todd Bratton Davis, Plainfield
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis
subject: Business
--Dorene Jackson, Plainfield
daughter of Wayne Jackson
subject: Journalism and Spanish
--Jonathan Wilson, R.R.1, Pittsboro
son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson
subject: History

Friday, June 16, 2017

Plainfield moves its post office to Carr Road (1986)

source: Plainfield Messenger - issue of Thursday, January 23, 1986 - page 1, columns 2-3:

According to a newspaper article, on Saturday, January 25, 1986, Plainfield's post office would move to a new location - a new 8,000 square foot building on Carr Road. It had been located on North Mill Street for 20 years before this move. Louise Gregory was the postmaster. The Carr Road facility had additional spaces for parking, more post office boxes and a vending machine in the lobby to purchase stamps.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette (winter 1948)

source: The Clayton Commercial (Clayton, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 12, 1948 - page 8, column 3:

According to a newspaper article, these Hendricks County residents graduated from Purdue University in their commencement held on February 1, 1948:

--James A. West of Plainfield - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
--James A. Newman of Coatesville - Bachelor of Science in Forestry
--James R. Leak of Lizton - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1986

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 Republican and Danville Gazette for 1986. 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 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1986
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1986
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1952
This index currently covers 1945-1986; 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.








Monday, June 12, 2017

Plainfield genealogy group to tour historic Quaker building

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, July 6 at 1 pm at the Plainfield Friends Meeting and Western Yearly Meeting House (105 S. East St., Plainfield) for a tour given by Rev. Bill Clendening. This is one of the oldest buildings in Plainfield and includes a hand-pump organ from 1899.

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, June 11, 2017

List of Washington Township landowners in 1925 added

An index of the landowners in Washington 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.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Danville genealogy group to discuss Quaker research

The Danville library's genealogy group, Genealogy Nuts, will meet on Monday, July 10 at 1:30 pm in the library's program room. Cindy Rutledge will give a presentation on researching Quakers. The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information on the group, please contact the library's Indiana Room - dplind@dplindiana.org.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

List of Guilford Township landowners in 1899 added

An index of the landowners in Guilford Township in 1899 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, June 6, 2017

Free genealogy workshop on DNA testing to be held in Indianapolis

The Central Indiana DNA Interest Group (CIDIG) will hold a free workshop, "DNA Testing for the Genealogist," on Saturday, June 10 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis. There will be sessions on:

  • Adding DNA to Your Genealogy Toolkit - Ann Raymont
  • Getting the Most from Your Ancestry DNA Matches – Andrea Ackermann
  • Y DNA & mtDNA Testing with Family Tree DNA – Denise Anderson-Decina

Members of CIDIG will be available throughout to answer questions, including: the types of DNA tests available, the DNA testing companies, who to test, understanding test results, ethnicity reports and contacting DNA matches.

The workshop is free but pre-registration is required - please pre-register here.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

List of Danville High School seniors in 1948 added

An index of the students in grade 12 at Danville High School in 1948 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Danville High School 1948 yearbook, Tom Tom. This yearbook is in the Archives of the Plainfield library.



Friday, June 2, 2017

Plainfield establishes a police department (1954)

source: The Friday Caller (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 9, 1954 - page 1, columns 2-4:

According to a newspaper article, in November 1954 voters approved a referendum to abolish the town's system of town marshals and instead create a police department. This was in response to a 1951 state law which allowed any town with a population of more than 3,000 to allow its residents to vote to establish a "board of metropolitan police commissioners" and abolish the office of town marshal. This system would go into effect in January 1955.

Laurence Bradley, Dr. R.H. Marlowe and Ed Cox were appointed by the town's trustees to be the first police commissioners.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Captain James L. GLASCOCK enrolls in college at age 84 (1949)

source: The Friday Caller (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 17, 1949 - page 1, column 2:

According to a newspaper article, Captain James L. Glascock of Plainfield, age 84, a veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I, had enrolled in a sociology course at Canterbury College in Danville. He and his son Wheatley Glascock were residents at the county home. The college refused to accept his tuition payment, instead giving him an honorary scholarship. He was a past commander of the American Legion, the oldest member of their Nysewander-Bayliff Post, and had served as a military instructor at the Indiana Boys' School in Plainfield during the administration of C.A. McGonagle.

NOTE: Captain James L. Glascock died in October 1950.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1952

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 1952. 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 1985
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1985
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1952
This index currently covers 1945-1985; 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.








Sunday, May 28, 2017

List of Danville High School seniors in 1947 added

An index of the students in grade 12 at Danville High School in 1947 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Danville High School 1947 yearbook, Tom Tom. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Thursday, May 25, 2017

44 Hendricks County probate packets from 1850-1912 digitized

A 1908 petition for the adoption of Beulah A. Baker
The Indiana Genealogical Society's website recently added 44 digitized probate packets for Hendricks County for free viewing.

This batch of probate packets spans 1850 through 1912 (as well as one stray packet from 1923). They were digitized by volunteers at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne.

The 44 digitized probate packets are:

Applegate, Milton B. (1874) - estate
Appleton, James (1850) - estate
Arbuckle, Bertie, Mary V. & Nora B. (1891) - guardianship of minors
Arbuckle, Elizabeth (1891) - estate
Arbuckle, John M. (1871) - estate
Archer, Isaiah (1912) - estate
Armstrong, Alonzo, Izzie, Millie & Thomas (1888) - guardianship of minors
Armstrong, Eppa H. (1888) - estate
Armstrong, Fernando W. (1877) - guardianship of minor
Armstrong, Izzie (1895) - estate
Armstrong, Thomas (1898) - estate
Asher, Catharine (1892) - estate
Asher, Joseph (1889) - estate
Atkinson, Benajah (1871) - estate
Atkinson, Osborn (1867) - estate
Ayers, Balinda J., Ida Viola & Jesse Oran (1878) - guardianship of minors
Ayers, Corbina Bernice (1880) - guardianship of minor
Ayers, Gertrude (1880) - guardianship of minor
Ayers, Jesse W. (1880) - guardianship of minor [see also Christian, Jesse W.]
Baker, Beulah A. (1908) - adoption
Baker, John (1868) - estate
Baldock, William H. (1889) - estate
Bales, Esther C. (1894) - estate
Ballard, Amos W. (1869) - estate
Ballard, Charles S., Nathan T., Nancy Jane & Cora (1870) - guardianship of minors
Ballard, David (1877) - estate
Ballard, Grandison (1893) - estate
Ballard, James (1892) - estate
Ballard, Jane (1868) - estate
Ballard, Louisa Alice & Alfred H. (1869) - guardianship of minors
Ballenger, Data/Datee and Bainey, John S. & Edward (1869) - guardianship of minors
Barber, Samuel (1923) - estate
Barbour, Clement (1870) - estate
Barker, Almira (1856) - guardianship of minor
Barker, Elihu F., Cora & Dora (1885) - guardianship of minors
Barker, John C. (1871) - estate
Barker, Joshua F. (1885) - estate
Barker, Polly L., Daniel L., Elizabeth E., William Jasper, James Newton & Joshua Hadley (1850) - guardianship of minors
Barker, Sabina (1886) - estate
Barker, Sarah Ann (1871) - estate
Barnes, William H. (1891) - estate
Barnett, James B. (1865) - estate
Barnett, John (1871) - estate
Barnett, Melevia (1870) - estate

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1950-1951

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 Plainfield Messenger for 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 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1985
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1985
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1951
This index currently covers 1945-1985; 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.








Sunday, May 21, 2017

List of North Salem High School students in 1917 added

An index of the students at North Salem High School (grades 9 through 12) in 1917 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1917 yearbook, The Echo. This yearbook is in the collection of the Danville library.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Banks in Danville and Coatesville to merge (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 6, 1985 - page 1, column 8:

According to a newspaper article, in June 1985 First National Bank of Coatesville (which was created in 1906) and The Danville State Bank (which was chartered in 1904) announced plans to merge. Douglas K. Phillips, acting president of First National Bank of Coatesville, and Harold E. Hiser, the president of The Danville State Bank, announced the merger plans. The boards of First National Bank of Coatesville (chaired by Dr. John Ellett, Jr.) and the Danville State Bank (chaired by Otto N. Frenzel, III) voted unanimously in favor of the merger. Combined the 2 banks had 7 locations in Hendricks County.

According to an October 10, 1985 newspaper article, this merger became effective on October 1, 1985. The merged bank was to be known as Mid State Bank of Hendricks County.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bartlett Chapel Church in Danville celebrates 125th anniversary (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, July 25, 1985 - page 4, columns 6-8:

According to a newspaper article, in July 1985 Bartlett Chapel Church in Danville was celebrating its 125th anniversary. It began in 1860 as a small group; in 1985 it was a large church on Old US 36, on the dividing line between Danville and Avon. Its pastor in 1985 was Rev. Kenneth Vetter.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

List of Lizton High School graduates in 1916 added

An index of the students at Lizton High School who graduated in 1916 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from a May 1, 1916 commencement program, which is in the Archives of the Plainfield library.



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hendricks County residents who graduated from Indiana State Teachers College, Terre Haute (1961)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 1, 1961 - page 1, column 4:

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

CLAYTON:
--Alice Sue Barry - Master of Arts in Departmental Music
--Nancy Edmondson Edgerton - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

COATESVILLE:
--Ruth Ellen Stewart - Bachelor of Arts in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and Latin
--Marylee McCammack - Bachelor of Science in Vocational Home Economics

DANVILLE:
--Hubert Ray Hanes - Master of Arts in Supervisor of Guidance
--David Clyde Jones - Master of Arts in Departmental and Industrial Education
--Phyllis M. Jones - Master of Arts in Elementary Teacher
--Mrs. Louise Dollen - Master of Science in Elementary Teacher
--Floy Walton Spencer - Master of Science in Elementary Teacher
--Gary Lee Myers - Bachelor of Science in Music
--Frances Arlene Pritchett - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

PLAINFIELD:
--Luther R. Manus - Master of Science in Elementary Teacher
--Robert Lyle Lee - Master of Arts in Supervisor of Guidance
--Leland Maurice Stevenson - Master of Science in Departmental and Social Studies
--Harold B. Thomas - Bachelor of Science in Business and Social Studies
--Eileen McGrady Routh - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
--Sharon Brading Shew - Diploma in Nursing, Union Hospital School of Nursing


Monday, May 15, 2017

Name change of Kenneth Ray COOPER (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 24, 1985 - page 7, column 3:

According to a legal notice, in October 1985 Kenneth Ray Cooper filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 10 85-364) to change his name from Kenneth Ray Cooper to Kenneth Ray Dietz. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on December 20, 1985.








Advertisement for home demonstration of television (1949)

The July 7, 1949 issue of the Plainfield Messenger included this advertisement from the Plainfield Electric Co. offering to acquaint residents with the offerings of television by giving a demonstration of a television in your own home:

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1948 and 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 Plainfield Messenger 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 - 1945 through 1961 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1961)
  • Danville Gazette - 1945 through 1985
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1985
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1949
This index currently covers 1945-1985; 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, May 13, 2017

Adoption of Leanne Michelle COTE (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 27, 1985 - page 7, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in June 1985 a petition was filed in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 6 85-19) to adopt minor child Leanne Michelle Cote. Her biological father was listed as George Burger, who could not be found. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Adoption of Michael Shane ANDERSON (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 20, 1985 - page 7, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in June 1985 a petition was filed in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 6 85-14) to adopt minor child Michael Shane Anderson. His biological father was listed as Michael Anderson, 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.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Adoption of James Eugene SWIGER (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 26, 1985 - page 7, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in July 1985 Randy Joe Oren and Rosemary Oren filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 7 85-23) to adopt minor child James Eugene Swiger. His biological father was listed as unknown. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after the legal notice had been published.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

21 Hendricks County probate packets from 1834-1902 digitized

An 1866 application for guardianship of Alice, Louisa C., Samuel S. and Harriett J. Adams.
The Indiana Genealogical Society's website recently added 21 digitized probate packets for Hendricks County for free viewing.

This batch of probate packets spans 1834 through 1902 (as well as one stray packet from 1931). They were digitized by volunteers at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne.

The 21 digitized probate packets are:

Adams, Alice, Louisa C., Samuel S. & Harriet J. (1866) - guardianship of minors
Adams, Effie (1888) - guardianship of minor
Adams, John C. (1865) - estate
Adams, Nancy (1892) - estate
Adams, Solomon (1863) - estate
Adams, Thomas (1873) - estate
Agan, John F. (1902) - estate
Airy, William (1892) - estate
Akin, Lewis G. (1865) - guardianship of minor
Albertson, Nathan (1869) - estate
Alderson, Harriet & Amos (1834) - guardianship of minors
Alexander, Alice & Jefferson A. (1861) - guardianship of minors
Alexander, James P. (1861) - estate
Alexander, Sarah E. (1869) - estate
Allbright, Benjamin (1889) - estate
Allen, George (1895) - estate
Allen, John C. (1931) - estate
Almond, Hadley (1893) - partnership
Almond, Theophilus E. (1893) - estate
Amick, Jacob (1868) - estate
Appleby, Sarah K. & Elizabeth A. (1853) - guardianship of minors

List of Middle Township landowners in 1932 added

An index of the landowners in Middle 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, May 9, 2017

Name change of Jennifer Lynne HUBBARD (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, December 26, 1985 - page 7, column 4:

According to a legal notice, in December 1985 Amber Lynne Fisher filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 12 85-420) to change the name of her minor child from Jennifer Lynne Hubbard to Jennifer Lynne Fisher. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on February 18, 1986.








Monday, May 8, 2017

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss Indiana land records

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, June 1 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 understanding Indiana land records and the rectangular survey system.

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, May 7, 2017

List of North Salem High School graduates in 1967 added

An index of the students at North Salem High School who graduated in 1967 has been added to the school records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from an article in the May 25, 1967 issue of the Danville Gazette.



Saturday, May 6, 2017

Name change of Donna Marie PHILLIPS (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 10, 1985 - page 7, column 5:

According to a legal notice, in September 1985 Donna Marie Phillips filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 9 85-330) to change her name from Donna Marie Phillips to Donna Marie Mehaffey. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on December 4, 1985.








Friday, May 5, 2017

Name change of Michelle Lynn PIERCE (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 26, 1985 - page 7, column 3:

According to a legal notice, in September 1985 Ethel Mae Buescher filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 9 85-321) to change her minor child's name from Michelle Lynn Pierce to Michelle Lynn Ward. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on December 4, 1985.








Hendricks County residents who graduated from Ball State Teachers College, Muncie (1961)

source: Coatesville Herald (Coatesville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 1, 1961 - page 1, column 4:

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

CLAYTON:
--Larry Donn Beadle - Bachelor's degree

DANVILLE:
--Shirley Lucille Marquess - Bachelor's degree

PLAINFIELD:
--Ernest H. Holmes - Master's degree
--Karen Diane Holdcroft - Bachelor's degree and Nurse's Certificate
--Shirley Ann Ross McCoy - Bachelor's degree
--Janet Sue Nestel - Bachelor's degree

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Name change of Claude William STINNETT (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, July 18, 1985 - page 7, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in July 1985 Claude William Stinnett filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 7 85-240) to change his name to C.W. Stinnett. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on September 13, 1985.








Wednesday, May 3, 2017

List of Washington Township landowners in 1928 added

An index of the landowners in Washington 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, May 2, 2017

Name change of James Brian CLAFLEY (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 30, 1985 - page 6, column 4:

According to a legal notice, in May 1985 Joseph Michael Hickman filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 5 85-168) to change the name of minor child James Brian Clafley to James Brian Hickman. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on July 25, 1985.








Monday, May 1, 2017

Name change of Travis Wayne GRIFFITH (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 2, 1985 - page 5, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in April 1985 Travis Wayne Griffith filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 4 85-134) to change his name to Travis Wayne Smith. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on June 28, 1985.








Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hendricks County estate index updated for 1985

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 Danville Gazette and The Republican for 1985. 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 1985
  • The Republican (Danville) - 1945 through 1985
  • The Friday Caller (Plainfield) - 1945 through 1956 (the newspaper stopped being published in 1956)
  • Plainfield Messenger - 1945 through 1947
This index currently covers 1945-1985; 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 29, 2017

Name change of Duane Michael FISH (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 2, 1985 - page 5, column 6:

According to a legal notice, in April 1985 Elizabeth Ann Sharp filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 4 85-136) to change the name of her minor child Duane Michael Fish to Duane Michael Sharp. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on June 24, 1985.








Friday, April 28, 2017

Name change of Bradley Scott WEATHERMAN (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, April 18, 1985 - page 5, column 7:

According to a legal notice, in March 1985 Sharni D. Burnell filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 3 85-96) to change the name of her minor child, Bradley Scott Weatherman, to Bradley Scott Burnell. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on June 20, 1985.








Thursday, April 27, 2017

Name change of Cathleen Marie GRIMMIUS-OLINGER (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 14, 1985 - page 6, column 1:

According to a legal notice, in March 1985 Cathleen Marie Grimmius-Olinger filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court (case # C 3 85-75) to change her name to Cathleen Marie Lee. Because she was under 21, the petition was filed on her behalf by Rosanne Lee. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on May 7, 1985.








Wednesday, April 26, 2017

List of Middle Township landowners in 1928 added

An index of the landowners in Middle 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 25, 2017

Name change of Nellie May GRAHAM (1985)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 14, 1985 - page 6, column 8:

According to a legal notice, in February 1985 Nellie May Graham filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # S 2 85-51) to change her name to Nellie May Gephart. The petition was scheduled to be heard in court on March 21, 1985.








Sunday, April 23, 2017

List of Liberty Township landowners in 1928 added

An index of the landowners in Liberty 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, 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.