Hi! Just did some genealogy research.
My grandmother, Nita Barker, lived in Merthyr Tydfil. She was born in 1906. She had seven siblings: Edith, Priscilla, Esther, Lida, Benjamin George Jr., Gwendolyn and Joseph.
Her parents were Rev. Benjamin George Barker (1866–1946) and Eliza (Steers) Barker (1868–1950). Both were born in Birmingham, England.
The Barker family immigrated from Liverpool to the U.S. in 1909 entering Ellis Island.
Rev. Barker settled in Indianapolis between 1910-1920. He was the reverend for the People’s Congregational Church.
Just wondering if anyone remembers the family?
Is there any historical information about the Ebenezer Cemetery and/or an Ebenezer Church in Franklin Township? I have seen an Ebenezer Church mentioned, but the only one I can find any information for is the one at 1900 North Harding. Thank you!
In Recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam Conflict
Join Us in Honoring Beech Grove’s Vietnam Veterans
The Samuel Bryan Chapter has started their Vietnam Veterans Banner sale to remember those that served in Vietnam. The city of Beech Grove and the Samuel Bryan Chapter, NSDAR, are working together to display on Main Street city light posts starting in March of 2022 to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam Conflict.
A limited number of banners will be available, and submissions will be on a First Come- First Served basis. However, a waiting list for subsequent years will be created as the request are received.
The cost for each Banner is $125, plus an original photo 8 x 10 (preferred) or 5 x 7 is needed that will be returned when banners are taken down and given to the purchaser. Digital photos will not be accepted. Corporate donations will also be accepted for a purchase of a banner. The public can find forms at the American Legion, Beech Grove Library, Hornet Park Community Center, and the city offices of Beech Grove.
The perfect Christmas present that will last through next year and be treasured through the years to come. Memorable and unique for your veteran that is still with us today or has given the ultimate sacrifice. Let us always remember and honor our husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, and those few female military members that stood with our deployed troops.
Additional information and forms can be obtained through the Samuel Bryan Chapter, NSDAR, at their website:
or can be requested by email: [email protected]
We are excited to be a part of this "Ride, Lunch, and Film" experience with the Franklin Township Historical Society and the The Historic Artcraft Theatre! Get your tickets before they sell out, at only $12 for trolley ride, popcorn & drink, and the movie, it's a great value!
I'm looking for a cemetery that use to be called Buck Creek Cemetery. It has been moved to what I have been told. I see that there was a Buck Creek Christian Cemetery. I do not think this is the same one since the family was buried in 1888. Any help is welcome. thank you
Acton In High School, heating and heating and ventilating photos from 1926
The Acton school has been located on its same lot since 1875. The original school was a one story building. It was used until 1912 when a new two story school was completed. The two story building was used as a school until a new one story school was constructed in 1965, with extra classrooms and a library added in 1972.
Here is an old postcard I found of the "business district" in Acton. It is of Exchange street. If you look close there is a an old man with a hat sitting in front of the store. And a horse and buggy on the street. This is from around 1909.