Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 21, 1925
Hendrickson Reunion.
          A delightful meeting and reunion of members of the Hendrickson family was held at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hendrickson,  on Washington avenue, Sunday.  This was the first family reunion ever held by the members of the family but it was planned to hold another at the city park some time in August.  At noon one of the most bountiful dinners imaginable was served cafteria[sic] style on a long table on the lawn of the Hendrickson home.  Everything good to eat had been brought in great quantities and each person present had all he wanted to eat and more.  Among those present were  Mrs. Hester Porter  and daughter, of California;  Mr. and Mrs. Doc Sparks,  Mr. and Mrs. Dep Smith,  Thelma Smith,  Charles Smith,  Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Smith,  Mr. and Mrs. Andie Boyer,  Mr. and Mrs. Verle Justus  and children;  Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Drake,  Mrs. Agnes Fentz  and son,  Ben Boyer,  Miss Ruby Alvis  and  Miss Dorothy Ashton,  all of Indianapolis;  Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hendrickson,  Genevieve Hendrickson,  Garnet Hendirckson[sic],  Mrs. Malinda Brooks,  Mrs. Mildred Spellman,  Mrs. Margaret Youngman,  Thomas Hendrickson,  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott,  Grace Scott,  Carl Scott,  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Applegate  and family,  Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hendrickson  and family,  Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cowins  and family,  Mr. and Mrs. Archie Ensminger  and son,  Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hammond  and family,  Mr. and Mrs. John Brooks  and family,  Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Osborne  and family,  Norma Booher,  Mr. and Mrs. Marion Jones,  T. J. Hendrickson,  Mr. and Mrs. George Mook,  John Mook,  Mr. and Mrs. William Worden  and family,  Floyd Gue  and  Archie Fately.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday April 10, 1925
          A complaint for a divorce filed by  Warren M. Hendrickson  against  Lulu Hendrickson  has been dismissed by the plaintiff in the Shelby Circuit court.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
October 27, 1917
Page 1
Divorced on Birthday.
          Mrs. Nellie Hendrickson was granted a divorce today from Roy J. Hendrickson.  The wife secured the decree on her birthday.  She charged abandonment and failure to provide.  The custody of the children was given to the mother.  Cheney & Tolen represented Mrs. Hendrickson.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
September 26, 1915
Page 54   Column 4
          Mrs. Sanders Hendrickson  and daughter,  Mary Frances,  were in Indianapolis part of last week, guests of  Mrs. Joseph Miller.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

The  Indianapolis  Star
May 18, 1915
Page 4, column 4
          SHELBYVILLE -- George T. Hendrickson, 65 years old, suffered a broken left arm, a fractured collar bone and severe cuts and bruises when a horse he and  John Hill  were driving near Geneva was frightened by a dash of lightning and went over a ten-foot embankment.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla and  Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, July 1, 1911
          Sanders Hendrickson  spent Friday evening visiting relatives in Washington township.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, January 16, 1886
          Joseph Middletown  was today appointed administrator of the estate of  Jane Hendrickson.  Bond $400. 
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 11, 1879
Page 3, column 3
          Jane Hendrickson, files a somewhat voluminous complaint against her husband  James H. Hendrickson, and among the juicy things she says;  That in September 1839, when the rich red blood was flowing through her veins and when her heart was light and her step was elastic, she intermarried with the defendant and continued to live with him until the 6th day of August, 1879, when the defendant abandoned her.  She says that when she took James for better or worse she was only thirteen years and six months old.  Jane says that her husband immediately after their said marriage treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner and has continued his cruel crusade ever since.  She says that his jealousy increased with years and his language and conduct became more violent; that his language toward her and the charges continuously made destroyed her happiness and peace of mind and made her life a burden to be borne.  That his charges of improper conduct extended to every man who slept under his roof, every beggar who appeared at their gate, every peddler who vended his wares at their door and every minister who at their table invoked the blessing of the invisible God.  The plaintiff not only prays for a dissolution of the marital bonds, but has an eye on the dirt the old man owns and demands a share of that.  She has discovered that he is the owner of real estate and personal property to the amount of $6,000 and she prays for alimony as well as a divorce.  The complaint is full of meat, and if she proves one third of all she charges, she is entitled to a divorce and all the alimony she can carry.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  National  Volunteer
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January 5, 1854
          Notice - - James H. Hendrickson has been appointed administrator of the estate of  Hardin Shirley, decd.
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.
Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.

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