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Alvin Perry White
Civil War Documents
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Alvin Perry White
November 14, 1848 - November 14, 1931
Alvin Perry White
The son of Francis (Frank) M. & Caroline (nee CORN) WHITE (Whight)
Alvin Perry WHITE was known as Perry White
Born November 14, 1848 in Winslow, Pike County, Indiana
Military Service - Civil War - Company K, 156th Regiment, Illinois Infantry.
Died on November 14, 1931 in Forsyth, Rosebud County, Montana
Buried in Forsyth Cemetery, E½, Blk 3, Sect. P, Forsyth, Rosebud County, Montana
See : Biography of Alvin Perry White
See : Obituary of Alvin Perry White
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1865
VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT
STATE OF
      Illinois      
  TOWN Of
      Chicago      
      I,       Alvin P. White       born in            
in the State of       Indiana       aged       Nineteen       years,
and by occupation a       Farmer       DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have
volunteered this       Seventeenth       day of       February       186 5 ,
to serve as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America , for the
period of THREE One YEARS, unless sooner discharged by proper authority; Do also
agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, estab-
lished by law for volunteers. And I       Alvin P. White       do
solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States
of America
, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their
enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of
the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over
me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.
Sworn and subscribed to, at       Chicago      
      this       17       day of       February       186 5
Before       Wm James      
           Capt and Pro Mar. 1st Dist Ills.
}       Alvin P. (his X mark) White      
      I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have carefully examined the above named Volunteer, agreeably
to the General Regulations of the Army, and that, in my opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and
mental infirmity, which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier.
      illegible      
      1st Dist Ills      
Examining Surgeon
      I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have minutely inspected the Volunteer,       Alvin P. White      
previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted: that, to the best of my
judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting his as duly qualified to perform the duties
of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service.
This soldier has       blue       eyes,       dark       hair,       dark       complexion, is       5       feet
      4       inches high.
      Wm James      
           Capt and Pro Mar. 1st Dist Ills.
Recruiting Officer
Enlisted for the new organization authorized by telegram Jany 15-17 / 65, War Dept.
Certificate for the Signature of the Mustering Officer, or Assistant Commissary of Musters, as the case may be.
      Mustered into the service of the United States, for one year or during the war, from the date of enlistment in Co.        , Regiment of         Volunteers, on the     17'     day of     February     186 5 , at     Chicago, Ills    
      Wm James      
      Capt and Pro Mar. 1st Dist Ills.      
      Mustering Officer      

W | Unassigned | Ill.
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           Alvin P. White           
Appears with the rank of   Pvt   on
Muster-in and Descriptive Roll of a Detach-
ment of U. S. Vols. forwarded.
for the Unassigned Illinois Vols.    Roll dated
      Chicago, Ill      Feb 17       186 5
Where born       Ind      
Age       19       years; occupation       farmer      
When enlisted       Feb 17       186 5
Where enlisted       Chicago, Ill      
For what period enlisted       1       years.
Eyes       blue       ; hair       dk      
Complexion       dk       ; height    5    ft.    4    in.
When mustered in       Feb 17       186 5
Where mustered in       Chicago, Ill      
Bounty paid $           /100       due           
Where credited       Chicago 1 dist      
      32 sub dist Cook Co. Ill      
Company to which assigned            
Remarks :            
 
Book mark:           
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      C C Jones      
Copyist

W | 156 | Ill.
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           Alvin P. White           
  Pvt   , Co.   K   , 156 Reg't Illinois Infantry
Appears on
Company Muster-in and Descriptive Roll
of the organization named above.    Roll dated
      Chicago, Ill      Mar 7       186 5
Where born       Indiana      
Age       19       y'rs; occupation       farmer      
When enlisted       Feby 16       186 5
Where enlisted       Chicago, Ills      
For what period enlisted       1       years.
Eyes       blue       ; hair       dk      
Complexion       dk       ; height    5    ft.    4    in.
When mustered in       Feby 16       186 5
Muster-in to date             186  
Where mustered in       Chicago, Ills      
Bounty paid $         3333/100       due $       6667/100
Where credited            
Town or Sub-district       32      
County       Cook      
State       Ills.      
Company to which assigned            
Remarks :            
 
Book mark:           
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      Sabin      
Copyist
W | 156 | Ill.
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           Alvin P. White           
  Pvt   , Co.   K   , 156 Reg't Illinois Infantry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       Enlist to Apl 30       186 5
Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't $           /100       for           
 
 
 
 
 
Remarks :            
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Book mark:           
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      Sabin      
Copyist

W | 156 | Ill.
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           Alvin P. White           
  Pvt   , Co.   K   , 156 Reg't Illinois Infantry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       May + June       186 5
Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't $           /100       for           
Remarks :            
 
Book mark:           
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      Fasser      
Copyist
W | 156 | Ill.
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           Alvin P. White           
  Pvt   , Co.   K   , 156 Reg't Illinois Infantry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       July + Aug       186 5
Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't $           /100       for           
Remarks :            
 
Book mark:           
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      Sabin      
Copyist

W | 156 | Ill.
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           Alvin P. White           
  Pvt   , Co.   K   , 156 Reg't Illinois Infantry
Appears on       Company Muster-out Roll       dated
      Memphis Tenn      ,       Sept. 20       186 5
Muster-out to date       Sept. 20       186 5
Last paid to             186  
      Pay due from enrollment      
Clothing account :
Last settled             186   ; drawn since $           /100
Due soldier $           /100 ; Due U. S. $         1420/100
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $           /100
Due U. S. for arms, equipments, &c., $           /100
Bounty paid $         3333/100       due $       3333/100
Remarks :       Due Sutler $700     
 
 
 
 
 
Book mark:           
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      Fasser      
Copyist
W | 156" | Ill.
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           Alvin P. White           
      , Co.   K   , 156" Reg't Illinois Infantry
Appears on
Company Descriptive Book
of the organization named above.
Description
Age    19    years ; height    5    ft.    4    in.
Complexion       Dark      
Eyes       Blue       ; hair       Dark      
Where born       Ind.      
Occupation       Farmer      
Enlistment
When       Feby 16"       186 5
Where       Chicago      
By whom       Capt. James       ; term       1       y'rs.
Remarks :       Mustered into service      
      Feby 16", by Capt. James,      
      Chicago      
 
Book mark:           
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      J. A. White      
Copyist

1912
3-014
Act of February 6, 1907
Declaration for Pension
The Pension Certificate Should Not Be Forwarded With The Application
State of       Montana      
County of     Rosebud    
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      On this       5th       day of       April       , A. D. one thousand nine hundred and       Twelve       , personally appeared before me, a       Notary Public       within and for the county and State aforesaid
      Alvin P. White      , who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is       65       years of age, and a resident of       Ingomar       county of       Rosebud       , State of       Montana       ; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at       Chicago, Ill.       under the name       Alvin P. White       , on the       16th       day of       February       , 18 65 , as a       private       , in       Company K, 156th Regiment Ill. Vol.       in the service of the United States, in the       Civil       war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at       Memphis, Tenn.       , on the       30th       day of       September       , 18 65 .
That he also served           
That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. that his personal description at enlistment was as follows : Height       5       feet       8       inches; complexion,       light       ; color of eyes,       blue       ; color of hair,       black       ; that his occupation was       farmer       ; that he was born       Nov. 14th       , 18 47 at       Petersburgh, Ind.      
      That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows :
      Washington county, Ill.,    Brownsville, Mo.,    Plattsmouth, Neb.,    Casper, Wyo.,    Rosebud County, Montana.      
      That he is       not       a pensioner. That he has             heretofore applied for pension
      but has forgotten the number of his application.      
      That his post-office address is       Igomar       , county of       Rosebud       , State of       Montana      
      Aalvin P. White      
            Attest : (1)       M. M. Helley      
(2)       Chas. B. Taber      
      Also personally appeared      Wm. A. Alexander     , residing in      Forsyth, Mont.      and      Robert L. Forney      residing in      Forsyth, Mont.      , persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw       Alvin P. White       , the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with him of       4       years and       5       years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
(Stamped)
Validity accepted
as to execution
S. A. Cuddy,
Chief, Law Div.
      W. A. Alexander, M. D.      
      Robert L. Forney                
Subscribed and sworn to before me this     5th     day of      April      , A.D. 191 12
and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witness before swearing, including the words        , erased, and the words         , added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
(Stamped)
U. S. Pension Ofice
Apr 17 1912
      Charles L. Crum      
Notary Public for the State of Montana
Residing at Forsyth, Mont.
My commission expires Feb. 10th, 1915.
Attached to Declaration for Pension
 
State of Montana
County of Rosebud
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      I, R. J. Cole, County Clerk and Recorder in and for Rosebud County, State of Montana, do hereby certify that       Charles L. Crum       whose name is subscribed to the Certificate of Proof or Acknowledgement of the annexed Instrument, and theron written, was, at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgement, a       Notary Public       in and for the State of Montana, commissioned and sworn and duly authorized to take the same. And further, that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of such       Notary Public       , and verily believe that the signature to the said Certificate of Proof or Acknowledgement is genuine.
      IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the Seal of said County, the
      6th       day of       April       , 191 2
      R. J. Cole                      
County Clerk and Recorder
(Stamped)
U. S. Pension Office
Apr 11 1912
(Stamped)
Record Division
Apr 12 1912

Form 3145
Records Division
Indorsement Slip.
Treasury Department,
Office of the
Auditor For The War Department,
    Washington D. C.     May 3rd     19 12
Respectfully Returned To the
Hon. Commissioner of Pensions.
     In the case of       Alvin P. White       ,
late       private       , Co.       K     156th       Regiment       Illinois Infty       Volunteers
            The signature of the soldier to the company muster-out roll is so faded a tracing is impossible
      His name is signed by cross-mark to receipt voucher for advance bounty.       No other payments of record.
 
Mutld 84 91
Vou 20 - Sett. 4346 of '67 - 2909 Box.      
      E. P. Seeds      
Actg Auditor
By       H. P.      
JP
427
Pension Claim No.       1,402,666      

1927
3-440
Inv.                   Div.         J R C       Ex'r.
      I. O.       No.       1402666      
      Alvin P. White      
      K, 156 Ill. Inf.      
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D. C.
      September 18,       , 19 26
      Mr. Alvin P. White      
           Ingomar      
                 Montana      
      Sir :       To aid this Bureau in preventing any one falsely personating you, or otherwise committing fraud in your name, or on account of your service, you re required to answer fully the questions enumerated below.
      You will please return this circular under cover of the inclosed envelope, which requires no postage.
Very respectfully,
E. W. Morgan      
Acting Commissioner.
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1. When were you born?    Answer.       Nov. 14 - 1847      
2. Where were you born?    Answer.       Pike Co. Ind. Winslow P.O.      
3. When did you enlist?    Answer.       Chicago, Ill      
4. Where did you enlist?    Answer.       Feb 16 - 1865      
5. Where had you lived before you enlisted?    Answer.       Mt. Vernon, Ill      
6. What was your post-office address at enlistment?    Answer.       Richview, Ill      
7. What was your occupation at enlistment?    Answer.       Teamster + freighter      
8. When were you discharged?    Answer.       Sept. 20 - 1865      
9. Where were you discharged?    Answer.       Mustered out Memphis Tenn + handed
discharge at Springfield, Ill.      
10. Where have you lived since discharged? Give dates, as nearly as possible, of any changes or residence.
      Nearly always in west + no. west Freighting and such work + still active rancher      
11. What is your present occupation?    Answer.       Rancher - cattle      
12. What is your height?    Answer.       5       feet       9       inches. Your weight       155      
The color of your eyes?       blue       the color of your hair?       dark brown - gray now       Your complexion       ruddy      
Are there any permanent marks or scars on your person? If so, describe them.            
13. What is your full name? Please write on the line below, in ink, in the presence of two witnesses who can write.
      Alvin Perry White      
Witnesses :{
 
1.       Mabel L. McConnell      
2.      Carl M. McConnell      
[Witnesses who can write sign here.]
  Date       June 30       , 19 27
  (Stamped)
U. S. Pension Office
Jul 4 1927

1931
3-015
Veterans Administration
Bureau of Pensions
 
Declaration For Widow's Pension
(Civil War)
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State of       Montana      , County of       Rosebud       ss :
      On this      14th      day of      December     , 193 1 , personally appeared      Mrs. Elizabeth White     , who makes the following declaration as an application for pension under the provisions of the act of Congress approved May 1, 1920, July 3, 1926 or June 9, 1930
      That she is      77      years of age, who was born      Oct 19th 1854      at      Des Moines Iowa     
      That she is the widow of      Perry White     , who ENLISTED      Feb. 16    , 1 865 , at      Chicago     , under the name of      Alvin P. White     , in      Co. K 156 Reg Ill     , and was honorably DISCHARGED      Sept 20, 1865     , having served ninety days or more, or was discharged for, or died in service of the United States of a disability incurred in the service in the line of duty, during the CIVIL WAR and who
DIED      Nov 14th,     1 931      at      Ingomar     
      That he also served in      none that is known     
and that, except as herein stated, said soldier (or sailor) was      private      employed in the military or naval service of the United States;
      THAT SHE WAS MARRIED to said soldier (or sailor)      Feb 26, 1883     , under the name
of      Elizabeth Sparks     , at      Taber Iowa      by      S. O. Wright "Rev"     , that she had      yes      been previously married, that he had      not      been previously married.
that neither she nor said soldier was ever married otherwise than stated above.
      That she was NOT divorced from the soldier (or sailor), and that she has NOT remarried since his death.
      That the following are the ONLY children OF THE SOLDIER (or sailor) who are now living and are under sixteen years of age :
                       none under 16 years of age     
      That she      did not      serve in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States between April 6, 1917, and July 2, 1921, or at any time during said period.
      That      no      member of her family served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States between April 6, 1917, and July 2, 1921, or at any time during said period.      none     
      That she has      not      heretofore applied for pension, the number of her former claim being      none     ; that said soldier (or sailor) was      yes      a pensioner, the number of his pension certificate being
     IO 1402666     
      { Two attending witnesses }
(1)      J E. Hanson     
           M. W. Bennet     
(2)      Chas. S. Tyerhine     
           J. A. Gilbert     
     Elizabeth White     
     Ingomar, Mont      
     Rosebud County     
     Subscribed and sworn to before me this     14th      day of      December     , 193 1 , and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing, including the words           erased, and the words           added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
     J. N. Miller                      
     Notary Public, Com. Exp. Apr 26th 1932     
     Ingomar, Mont.    

1933
DROP REPORT -- PENSIONER
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ELIZABETH WHITE
1708353            JUNE WID
           INGOMAR     MONT
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           Cert. No.           
Pensioner           
Soldier           
Service           
Class           
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Remarks           
(Stamped)
Sep 30 1933
Canceled (say as deceased)
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ACCOUNTING DIVISION
      Oct 18 1933       , 193  
The name of the above-described pensioner
who was last paid at the rate of $       36      
per month to       Aug 31 1933       , 193  
hs this day been dropped from the roll
because of       Death Sep 6, 1933      
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      Vet. Adm.
Fin. Form 1411
Rev. Mar. 1932
  Wm. H. Homes
Chief Accounting Division.
By            

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1940
Law Office
R. J. Branson
City National Bank Building
Centralia, Illinois
October 30, 1940
Probate Clerk of Rosebud County,
Forsyth, Montana.
 
Dear Sir :
            Will you please let me know if
there has been an estate either settled or
pending in your County in the name of Perry
White, Sr., who died some three or four years
ago.
            I will appreciate your giving me
this information as soon as possible.
I, am,
Yours truly,      
R. J. Branson
RJB:GH
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11-2-40
Dear Sr:
Petition for probate of will in the matter of the
estate of Perry White, deceased was filed February
1, 1932. The petition states that he died November
14, 1931. Letters of Administration de bonis non
were issued to his son Oliver White March 16, 1935.
Affidavit of publication of notice to creditors was
filed March 16, 1935 which is the last proceedings
had in this case.
Very truly yours,
Persis Wester
Deputy Clerk of Court

Office Of
Clerk of District Court
Rosebud County, Montana
Harry M. Thompson, Clerk
Forsyth, Montana
 
November 9, 1940
Mr. R. J. Branson
Attorney at Law
City National Bank Bldg.
Centralia, Illinois
 
Dear Sir :
This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of
November 6, requesting a certified copy of the Will
in the estate of Perry White, deceased. Immediately
upon receipt of 80¢ as fee fee for same we will send you
the certified copy.
 
Mr. F. F. Haynes, of this city is the attorney for
the estate and would no doubt represent your client
in this matter.
  Very truly yours,
Persis Wester
(Miss) Persis Wester
Deputy Clerk of Court

Offices Of
T. W. Carolan
County Attorney
Rosebud County

Forsyth, Montana
 
                  November 16th, 1940
Mr. R. J. Branson,
Attorney at Law,
City National Bank Building.
Centralia, Illinois.
 
Dear Sir :                Re: Perry White, Sr. Estate
      Replying to your letter of October 30th, answer to which
has been delayed until this date for the reason that the writer has
been busily engaged in a hot campaign in this County and had to let
much of my correspondence lapse, you are advised that the records
disclose that Perry White, Sr. died at Ingomar, Montana, on November
14th, 1931. He left a will bearing date of the 21st day of November
1930, wherein Elizabeth White, his wife, was named the sole Executrix.
The heirs named in the Petition for Probate of Will, which was filed
on February 1st, 1932, were the widow, Elizabeth White, two sons,
Oliver White and Perry White, and a daughter, Cora Tate. Notices
were mailed to all of such heirs addressed to Ingomar, Montana, on
February 1st, 1932 by the Clerk of the Court. On March 4th, 1932,
G. A. Over and Darwin Harbicht, both of whom were witnesses to the
Will, filed in the Court their Testimony of subscribing witness on
Probate of Will. An Order admitting Will to probate was filed on
March 4th, 1932, and Letters Testamentary were issued to Elizabeth
White on the same day.
 
      Notice to creditors was published in the Forsyth Times-
Journal on March 4th, 1932, and on the same date G. A. Over, Darwin
Herbicht and G. S. Mendenhall were appointed Appraisers of the
Estate. The Inventory and Appraisement was filed on the same date
and shows the only property of the deceased to be the East half
(E½) of Section Two (2) in Township Nine (9) North of Range Thirty-
four (34) West of the Montana Principal Meridan, valued at $2000.00.
 
      Nothing further was done with the Estate then on
September 3rd, 1933, Elizabeth White died. On February 23rd,
1935, Oliver White, as son of the deceased, filed his Petition
for Letters of Administration De Bonis Non and he states in his
Petition that real property valued at Two Thousand Dollars belong-
ing to Perry White, Sr. Estate remains unadministered. He
was appointed Administrator on March 16th, 1935, and Letters of
Administration were issued to him on that date. No further action
appears of record so far as the Estate is concerned.
 
      I check in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder
shows that a deed to this same property was given by Elizabeth
White to Oliver White in March, 1933. On or about September 21st,
1939, Lucina M. Schoessler filed her complaint quieting title
to the land and to obtain a Tax Deed. The taxes were not paid
on the land after 1932 and the land was sold for taxes to Mrs.
Schoessler. Her complaint named Oliver White, individually, and
as Administrator, de bonis non, of the Estate of Perry White,
deceased, Perry Thomas White (also known as Tom White) and Violet
H. White, his wife, Cora Tate, heirs at law of Perry White and
Elizabeth White, both deceased, Rosebud County, Montana, a
quasi-Municipal Corporation and Bert Shotwell, as County Treasurer
thereof, Defendants in said action. No appearance was made in said
action and a Tax Deed was issued to Lucina M. Schoessler on December
12th, 1939.
 
      Therefore title to the only property left in the Perry
White Estate has been quieted in Lucina M. Scoessler so there
is nothing left for your client.
 
      I regret that I could not send you a more favorable
report on this matter. for your information F. F. Haynes, an
Attorney in this County was Attorney for both Elizabeth White
and Oliver White in the Estate proceedings.
Yours respectfully,
T. W. Carolan
TWC:ep

Offices Of
T. W. Carolan
County Attorney
Rosebud County

Forsyth, Montana
 
                  November 22nd, 1940
Mr. R. J. Branson,
Attorney at Law,
City National Bank Building,
Centralia, Illinois.
 
Dear Sir :                Re: Perry White, Sr. Estate
      I have before me your favor of the 19th instant in
answer to a letter written you a few days ago by my Secretary
in my absence.
 
      I regret that I must advise you that I will be unable
to attend to this matter for your client as I quieted title to
the land involved for Lucina M. Schoessler. there is no question
in my mind but that your client could appear in the Estate pro-
ceedings and perhaps have himself named as an heir but this would
avail him nothing since, as I understand it, his father left no
estate except the piece of land which was sold for taxes. the
land, approximately 320 acres, was incumbered by the taxes for
the years 1933 to 1938, both inclusive, and amounted in the aggre-
gate to $175.64, and of course, if your client were to become a
redemptioner it would be necessary for him to pay the interest,
costs and a reasonable Attorney's fee. the Deed was issued under
a decree of court to Mrs. Schoessler in December, 1939 and since
that time she has paid the accuring taxes.
 
      In this State a judgment may be set aside at any time
Within six months but of course if there were irregularities in
the proceedings amounting to fraud I assume that it could be
opened up at any time. However, the land was struck off to the
County of Rosebud at sales fairly and legally conducted. The
Tax Sale Certificate was duly and regularly assigned to Mrs.
Schoessler and a suit instituted by her in the nature of a quiet
title action wherein the Defendants were named as set forth in the
letter sent you some days ago. Therefore, I doubt that your client
could set aside the judgment in this case and thus defeat the
Tax Deed.
 
      If you care to do so you may refer the matter to some
other Attorney here and for that purpose I would suggest the
name of J. J. McIntosh.
Yours respectfully,
T. W. Carolan
TWC:ep

Law Office
R. J. Branson
City National Bank Building
Centralia, Illinois
 
November 25, 1940
Mr. Alfred White,
Oakdale, Illinois.
 
Dear Alfred :
      I have been having, as you will see,
a lot of correspondence about your father's
estate in Montana. These letters will speak
for temselves. I could get you a certified
copy of the Will by sending eighty cents but
I don't consider it is worth anything to you.
You will see from the tone of the letter
from the attorney I have been corresponding
with what has been done relative to the farm
and he states that is all the estate your
father had.
 
      He further contends that nothing can
be done about setting aside this tax deed
unless you were able to show ir was fraudulent;
and that is probably true.
 
      He gives the name of a lawyer,
J. J. McIntosh, whose address is Forsyth,
Montana, who would possibly be willing to
investigate as he states he is not in a
position to do so.
 
      If you care to carry on any correspondence
with Mr. McIntosh you can do so personally. You
will have to use your own pleasure and judgment
about that. I doubt very much whether it is
worthwhile, but still it wouldn't cost very
much to get his rection to the whole thing.
I ma enclosing the correspondence for your
Information. I am,
Yours truly,
R. J. Branson
RJB:GH
incl.


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