Monday, March 28, 2011

College Students Database Updated

Entries from the 1949 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 at one time or another.

The database is an ongoing project. It currently covers the period of 1944-1949 and 1953-1961.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

OBITUARY: Hattie Butner (1898)

An item found in the Jamestown Press (Jamestown, Indiana) – issue of February 11, 1898 – page 4, column 3:


Hattie Butner

Mrs. Hattie Butner was born in Rock Castle county, Ky., Sept. 15, 1849 and departed this life Feb. 3, 1898, being 48 years, 4 months and 18 days old. Was married to James D. Butner in 1872. To them were born four children two of whom died in their infancy and two are still living, Angie E. and Pearl D. In 1882 they moved from Ky. to Clark county, Indiana, living there 11 years after which they moved to Hendricks county, Ind., where since they have resided. She united with the Christian church at the age of 15. She was a faithful, zealous and consistent Christian, honored, respected and loved by all who knew her. She was a dutiful and affectionate wife and fond and loving mother. In her home she was a constant source of sunshine and hope. On her death-bed she expressed a desire and a willingness to go and admonished her husband and children to meet her in heaven. Her death was a living triumph of faith in the Lord Jesus.

The remains were taken to the Christian church in Jamestown, Sunday afternoon at 3 pm. Elder W.T. Brooks preached a splendid funeral discourse. The large audience present was a fitting tribute to the esteem in which she was held by all who knew her. After the services at the church the remains were taken to the I.O.O.F. cemetery for interment.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Marriage Index Updated

Entries from Hendricks County Marriage Book Volume 36 (10 August 1974 - 2 August 1975) have been added to the database Index to Hendricks County Marriage Books, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. It includes the names of the bride and groom, their date of marriage and the corresponding book and page number.

This index is in progress - so far it covers the period of 1904-1975, as well as 1824-1848.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Surname Index to Probate Order Books Updated

Entries from the surname index included at the front of Hendricks County Probate Order Book Volume 6 (October 1871 - 23 May 1874) have been added to the database Surname Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The surname index was compiled by the clerk at the time they were writing the entries. It includes the subject of the probate case, the type of case (estate, guardianship, etc.), and the corresponding book and page number.

It is an ongoing project - currently the surname index covers the years 1871-1886.

Monday, March 7, 2011

1884 Business Directory Added

Hendricks County entries from Polk’s Indiana State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1884-1885 (Volume III) have been added to the database Directory of Businesses in Hendricks County, Indiana (1884), which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

Friday, March 4, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Hendricks Co. Students Attending Indiana University (1934)

An item found in The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, December 13, 1934 – page 5, column 1:

Fourteen Hendricks County students are enrolled at Indiana University this semester, according to the records of the registrar's office. This semester's enrollment at the Hoosier state school is the largest in the history of the university, and represents an increase of 15.4 percent over the enrollment for the first semester of last year.

Registered this semester from this county are:

Clayton: Arvid G. Baker, Eileen Riggle (nurses' training school, Indianapolis)

Danville: Arthur Blair, Ruth A. Bridges, Virginia Brill, Margaret Covert, Waylan E. Johnson

Pittsboro: Selwyn F. Husted

Plainfield: Lorna Barker, Gertrude Dill (social service department, Indianapolis), Mary C. Peacock (nurses' training school, Indianapolis), William C. Stafford, Colleen Stanley, Joan Stanley.