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.