Tuesday, October 17, 2017

List of Marion Township landowners in 1940 added

An index of the landowners in Marion Township in 1940 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.

Monday, October 16, 2017

James D. HOSTETTER dies in Oklahoma (1916)

submitted by Karen Zach:

Source: Crawfordsville Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 21, 1916 - page 2:

Lebanon, March 20 - Harry Hostetter today received a message from Calumet, Oklahoma, announcing the death of his uncle, JD Hostetter, who passed away at that place Friday after several months of failing health.

Mr. Hostetter was born in Montgomery County and is well known in this county. He was county superintendent of the schools of Hendricks County for two terms and was superintendent of the schools at New Ross for some time. Mrs. Hostetter is a sister to Charles Mitchell of this city. His mother, L.W. Hostetter, resides near Indianapolis.

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss Indiana's early history

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, November 2 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Jan Aikman Dickson from the Society of Pioneers will discuss the society's genealogy resources for Indiana's early history, as well as other resources such as the Draper Manuscripts and land 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.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Nancy (HADLEY) DAGGY dies in Ladoga (1904)

submitted by Karen Zach:

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of Friday, February 12, 1904 - page 7:

Ladoga, February 5 - Mrs. William Daggey of Danville, Indiana died here at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon while visiting at the home of Robert Wave. Mrs. Daggey has been the guest of the Wave family for almost three weeks when she was taken sick, last Wednesday with pneumonia, which caused her death almost without warning. The brother of the deceased, Henry Hadley of Danville, Indiana and her daughter, Mrs. Lottie Halitt, of Chicago both arrived here last night and accompanied the body to Danville, Indiana for burial this afternoon.

NOTE: According to her death certificate, Nancy M. Daggy (born October 5, 1838; died February 4, 1904) was the daughter of John Hadley and Jerusha Stiles.

List of Brown Township landowners in 1940 added

An index of the landowners in Brown Township in 1940 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.

List of Center Township landowners in 1880 added

An index of the landowners in Center Township in 1880 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.

Friday, October 13, 2017

William "Shades" MACKEY killed in North Salem (1899)

submitted by Karen Zach:

Source: Weekly Argus News (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of Saturday, November 4, 1899 - page 3

A shooting fray took place at North Salem Saturday night in which [William] Shades Mackey was shot and instantly killed and William Ragan so badly wounded that his life is despaired of. Ragan married a Miss Bateman in this city several years ago and is well known here having been a frequent visitor.

He was here last during the week of the street fair and worked "at Pitcher's saloon." Since that he has been working at Hayne's Drug Store at North Salem in which place the fight began. The dead man, Mackey, was a farm hand who worked near North Salem. He had a habit of visiting that place occasionally, tanking up on fighting whiskey and terrorizing the town. He was engaged in that favorite past time Saturday night when Ragan objected and both men drew revolvers. A perfect fusillade followed winding up in the street where Mackey fell with a bullet through his temple. Mackey, it is claimed, killed two men in Tennessee.

He served one term in prison and escaped another by leaving the state.

Ragan was known hereabouts as a sober, inoffensive fellow and not in the least inclined to be quarrelsome. He at one time lived at Ladoga.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Danville library's genealogy group to discuss subscription databases

The Danville library's genealogy group, Genealogy Nuts, will meet on Monday, November 13 at 1:30 pm in the library's program room. Steve Smith will give a presentation on the genealogy databases that the library has subscriptions to. 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.