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.