Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Adoption of Evangeline CROWE (1906)

From Hendricks County court records:

In September 1906, Adaline W. Hawkins filed a petition in Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Evangeline Crowe, age 21. The location of Evangeline's father, Benjamin F. Crowe, was unknown to her since she was an infant. Her mother, Elizabeth Durbin, lived in Lafayette, but had deserted her when she was very young. Evangeline had lived in an orphan's home for many years and when she was 13, Adaline Hawkins took her into her home.

The petition was granted and Evangeline's name was changed to Evangeline Hawkins.

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