Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Photo: Lizton High School Class of 1932

Among the recent additions to the Photos section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site is this photo, courtesy of Argil Mahan. It is of the senior class of Lizton High School in 1932, which consisted of:

Clara Baire, Loleta Clifton, Harold Crodian, Mary Eloise Ginn, Mary Elizabeth Hendricks, Barbara Leach, June Leak, Mary Mahan, Zola Montgomery, Woodrow Ogden, Herrin Phelps, Glendon Reeves, Edwin Scott and Emert Smith.

(Also pictured: class sponsor Helen H. Davis)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Danville Library Hosts Research Trip To Fort Wayne

The Danville Public Library's Indiana Room is organizing a research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. The trip will be September 16-17, with an orientation session to be held at the Danville library on Saturday, August 28 at 10 am. The orientation session is recommended, as Indiana Room Manager Cindy Rutledge will discuss what genealogy materials are available at ACPL and what you should do to prepare to research there.

Pre-registration for the research trip is required. For more information, contact the Indiana Room - e-mail dplind@dpl.lib.in.us or phone (317) 718-8008 ext. 14.

Rural Residents Database Added

Directory of Rural Residents of Hendricks County, Indiana (1918) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. It is an index of the entries from Hendricks County Rural Route Directory November 1918. The index includes their name, post office, rural route, and the number of acres they were farming.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Teachers Database Updated

Entries from the 1951 school year have been added to the database Index to Teachers in Hendricks County Schools, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. It is a list of all of the teachers in the county's schools, as published in area newspapers at the beginning of each school year by the county's schools superintendent. The list was comprised of the teacher's name and their location, and sometimes included the subjects they were teaching.

The database is in progress--it currently covers 1951-1963.

Monday, July 12, 2010

College Students Database Updated

Entries from the 1961 school year have been added to the database Hendricks County Students Attending Indiana Colleges, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. It is a listing of some of the students from Hendricks County who were either attending or graduating from various colleges in Indiana, as compiled from information sent by college officials to area newspapers. The list was comprised of the student's name, hometown and class, and sometimes included their major or the degree they were receiving.

The colleges that submitted information to the newspapers varied from year to year. Ball State University, Butler University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Indiana State University, Indiana University and Purdue University are among those who submitted information.

The database is an ongoing project--so far it covers the period of 1944-1945 and 1955-1961.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Historic House in Guilford Township Gutted By Fire

(photo from Indiana Landmarks website - see http://www.historiclandmarks.org/ForSale/Pages/ForSaleDetails.aspx?ForSaleID=90)

The Horace Reeve House on Orly Drive in southeastern Guilford Township (north of Friendswood, near the Hendricks County - Marion County line) was gutted by a fire (suspected to be arson) at about 3 am on the morning of July 5 (see news story). The homestead was built in 1853 by Horace Reeve's father, Charles Reeve. It was purchased by the Indianapolis Airport and had long been vacant.  The Indiana Landmarks organization had it listed for sale for $1.

Horace Reeve (born November 7, 1853; died March 20, 1934) was married to Flora E. Allen and Olma Hadley. His parents, Charles Reeve (born 1816; died 1897) and Melinda Jessup, came from Cumberland County, New Jersey and settled in the area in November 1839. Charles Reeve was a teacher and farmer and the family was Quaker. Horace Reeve was known for his dairy business, and the 1914 edition of the History of Hendricks County noted: "The family residence is one of the most charming homes in the community, being substantially built of brick and surrounded by a spacious and well-kept lawn and beautiful forest trees."

Probate Order Books Database Updated

Entries from Hendricks County Probate Order Book Volume 20 (1 March 1897 - 5 February 1898) have been added to the database Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index includes the subject of the probate case, the type of case (estate, guardianship, etc.), the case number (if given) and the corresponding book and page number.

It is an ongoing project--currently it covers the years 1825-1844 and 1897-1918.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Help Needed: Malta School

The Hendricks County Historical Museum is trying to find out more information about this photo from their collection. According to the information written on the child's slate in the middle, it is the Malta School, November 27, 1900.

If you have any information about where in the county the Malta School was located, or if you can identify any of the students in this photo, please contact them.