Friday, May 10, 1907
The following preceedings have been ground out in the probate court this week:
Friday, June 7, 1907
The probate docket shows that Judge Tolliver has been active of late, as we observe that the estate of Richard E. Nottingham has been declared insolvent and John R. Bonney administrator has been discharged; the personal property has been turned over to the widow;
C. S. Erwin has been appointed administrator of the estate of the late J. J. Spriggs;
Thomas Able has made final report as conservator of Charles Karlee, feeble minded, and now an inmate of the Southern Illinois Hospital for the Insane at Anna. Report approved and conservator relieved.
Flora Journal Record, Thursday, May 10, 1923
Guardian's sale of Real Estate
State of Illinois Clay County,
--in the Clay County Court
---In Probate May Term, A.D. 1923.
By virtue of an order and decree of the County court of Clay county, made on the petition of the undersigned, Guardian of John Fisher Jr., minor heir of John and Katurah Fisher deceased, for leave to sell real estate of said minor at the May Term, A.D., 1923, of said court, to wit: On the 9th day of June A.D., 1923, I shall, between the hours of ten o clock in the forenoon and five o clock in the afternoon of said day, To-wit: at the hour of one o clock P.M., of said day, sell at public sale, at the First National Bank in Flora in said County, the real estate described as follows, to-wit:
Lot No. six (6) in J.L. Black s addition to the city of Flora, in Clay County, Illinois on the following terms, to-wit:
Cash in Hand as required by the Court.
Dated this 7th day of May A.D., 1923.
Guardian of the Minor Heir of John andKaturah Fisher, deceased.
Jas. H. Smith, Attorney
Thursday, Nov. 22, 1923
The following business has been transacted in Judge Reaugh s courts during the past week:
Thursday, Dec. 11, 1924
The following business has been transacted in Judge Reauth's probate court since our last report:
Petition of Essie Bible to be appointed guardian of Floyd Bible, a minor, granted, and bond of $400 filed. 10/2/1924
Judge Boyles, accompanied by the States attorney, motored to the county seat, Monday, for probate court.
Billy Windle, of this township, filed an application for a mother 's pension, the applicant being his mother, and the Court ordered the probationary officer to make investigation and report. No other business aside from the usual routine of approving papers and passing on reports was transacted. [Southern Illinois Record, Thursday, July 26, 1917]
Petition to Set Aside the Probate of the Golden Will
Mrs. Ruth Griffith, of St. Louis, filed a petition in the County Court of Clay County last Monday, asking that the probate of the will of the late Dr. J. J. Golden be set aside and vacated on the ground that she, as a child, and one of the heirs of Dr. Golden, had been given no notice of the proceedings to probate the will. Judge Boyles has accordingly fixed the 29th day of December next as the date upon which the hearing on this petition will be granted. Meanwhile, the distribution of Dr. Golden s estate is postponed until Mrs. Griffith s claims can be heard. Mrs. Griffith claims to be a child of Dr. Golden by a first marriage, and that the Doctor recognized her relationship by providing for her for a long period of time prior to his death. As stated in these columns last week Dr. Golden left an estate amounting to about $35,000, which was about to be divided under the terms of his will between forty-seven of the nieces and nephews of himself and his wife. This action not only delays the distribution, but it may change the order of the court as to the proven and known beneficiaries. [Thursday, November 8, 1917]
Whitaker Will Contest Ended
The suit brought by Mrs. Emily Coigny Whitaker, the widow of the late Harry E. Whitaker, protesting the probate of the will left by Mrs. Whitaker at the time of his death, has been settled by the payment to Mrs. Whitaker of $6000 cash in hand from the estate. For consideration of this amount in cash, Mrs. Whitaker also waives all her rights and interests under the antenuptial agreement and as to dower and homestead and any rights she might have under law. Robinson Constitution
[The Flora Record, Thursday, November 5, 1920]
Thursday, September 24, 1925
Judge Reaugh transacted the following business in probate court last Monday:
For violation of the court's order of last January that he should give a good and sufficient bond to pay his abandoned wife, Josephine Burgess, $25.00 a month for a period of one year for her support and the support of her child, Paul Burgess, of Flora, was re-arrested last Thursday and brought before Judge Reaugh in this city. Whereupon not being able to give a warrantable reason for his conduct, and still proving refractory, the judge sent him to jail for reflection, with the result that Paul soon after underwent
a change a heart, gave an approved bond, and was set at liberty.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
Ham Hackett, of Oskaloosa Township was concerned in probate affairs at the county seat last Monday.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
A rather pitiful case from Xenia was up for a hearing in county court last Monday. Four little girls and one little boy, the five ranging in age from six to fourteen years, and children of William King, were examined for the purpose of providing them a better and more healthful home. It was shown that the children were all innocent victims of an infectious venereal disease and that they could receive no care or treatment from their parent. Judge Reaugh, within a few days will order the children taken to some state institution where they will be given proper medical attention, care and instruction, and if possible be restored to good health and useful citizenship. The children were accompanied to the county seat by their father, William King, who is said to be the father of 17 children in all, and Dr. Bryan, Robert Fleming, supervisor Joe Allen, Mrs. Akes and Mrs. Lil Parmenter were present as witnesses. Mr. King is living with his second wife.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
H. H. House of Nashville, State's Attorney of Washington county, was in Louisville a week ago examining the county records for information concerning the Gentry estate in Larkinsburg Township. Mrs. Millie Gentry died at her late home, about three miles east of Farina on the Farina and Iola roads, last January.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
The report of Mary Bostic, guardian of Alma Bostic and John Bostic, filed, examined and approved, it being a final report as to Alma Bostic, who had reached his majority. Final receipt as to Alma Bostic filed and approved, and guardian discharged as to him.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
Petition of Essie Bible to be appointed guardian of Pearl Leslie Cope, age 19, and Ruby Lucille Cope, age 16, filed. Evidence heard, and the said Essie Bible is appointed guardian of said minors as prayed. Bond $400.00. Bond filed and approved.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
Thursday, April 8, 1926