Monday, September 30, 2013

Amanuensis Monday - Guardianship for Henry Franklin Crosswhite

Guardianship for Henry Franklin Crosswhite

Petition
Territory of Oklahoma } ss.
Canadian County }

In the Probate Count of said County. In the matter of Guardianship for Henry Franklin Crosswhite a minor. To the same Court: your petitioner respectfully state that he is a minor over the age of fourteen years, and is a resident of said County, and the child of Thomas J. Crosswhite late of the Canadian County and Territory of Oklahoma, deceased. That said Thomas J. Crosswhite died on the 15th of September 1879 without having appointed by will or deed a guardian for your petitioner. That petitioner is possessed of the following described real estate, to-wit:
no property of any kind or character. Your petitioner is desirous for the appointment of a guardian of his person and estate during his minority and nominate John Crosswhite of the said County, for that purpose.
Henry Crosswhite
Filed Aug. 30th 1893.

Order

Now on this 30th Day of Aug. 1893. The Court being satisfied from the petition and evidence herein. That said petition ought to be sustained it is by the Court ordered that John Crosswhite be appointed Administrator for the person and estate of said minor Henry Franklin Crosswhite. Upon his giving a good and sufficient bond in the sum of One Hundred Dollars.
Jno H Pitzer
Judge

"Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 30 September 2013), image copy, Guardianship for Henry Franklin Crosswhite, dated 30 August 1893, Canadian County Guardian records 1892-1900, vol. 1, p. 87.

Guardian's Bond

Territory of Oklahoma } ss.
County of Canadian     }         In the Probate Court Aug. 30th 1893.

Know All Men By These Presents: That we, John Crosswhite as principal, and C. S. Cooper as sureties, of Canadian County, and Territory of Oklahoma are bound unto the Territory of Oklahoma for use of Henry Franklin Crosswhite in the penal sum of One Hundred Dollars, for the payment of which we do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, by these presents. Witness our hands and seals this 1st day of September 1893. The condition of the above obligation is such, that if the above bound men John Crosswhite who has been appointed guardian for Henry Franklin Crosswhite shall make a true inventory of all the real and personal estate of the ward.
Henry Franklin Crosswhite that shall come to his possession or knowledge and return the same into the court at such a time as the law directs; and shall dispose of and manage all such estate and effects according to law, and for the best interests of the ward Henry Franklin Crosswhite and faithfully discharge his trust as such guardian; And render an account, on oath, of the property in his hands including the proceeds of all the real estate which may be sold by him and of the management and disposition of such property within one year after his appointment, and at such other times as the Court shall direct; And shall, at the expiration of his trust settle his accounts with the Court, or with the ward.
Henry Franklin Crosswhite or his heirs legal representatives and pay over and deliver all the estate and effects remaining in his hands, or due from his on such settlement, to the person or persons who shall be lawfully entitled thereto and shall, in all other respects, perform the duties of guardian, as aforesaid, according to law and the orders of court; then this obligation to be void; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law.
In presence of C. E. Hunter.John Crosswhite Principal
C. S. Cooper

"Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 30 September 2013), image copy, Guardianship for Henry Franklin Crosswhite, dated 30 August 1893, Canadian County Guardian records 1892-1900, vol. 1, pp. 88-89.

Letters of Guardianship.
The Territory of Oklahoma,} ss.
Canadian County                }         In the Probate Court.

To all to whom these Presents, shall come, Greeting: whereas, in the consideration of the Probate Court of the Canadian County, and Territory of Oklahoma, it was on this 30th day of Aug. 1893, found and determined to be a proper and suitable person, resident of the Canadian County, and Territory of Oklahoma, be appointed Guardian of the person and estate of Henry Franklin Crosswhite, A minor heir of Thomas J. Crosswhite. Now know ye, that the said John Crosswhite was, and he is hereby duly appointed and commissioned by the County Court of said County as such Guardian for the said minor Henry Franklin Crosswhite until he shall arrive at years of majority.

In witness whereof, I Jno H. Pitzer Probate Judge, have hereto set my hand and the Seal of said Court at the Court room at El Reno in said County, this 30th Day of August 1893.
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