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In the matter of the appraisal of the estate of A. Irving Parshall, Edrie S. Dalton swears he served a copy of the annexed notice of appraisal upon each person by regular mail. John Fiester set the date for the appraisal as September 10, 1935 at 11:00 AM. The appraisal is attached, Document013210
Return and Schedules in the matter of the appraisal under the estate tax law of the estate of A. Irving Parshall: general information, several schedules,sworn testimony of Stewart S. Comfort regarding real estate and stock (sworn September 9, 1935),sworn testimony of Hovey E. Copley regarding the market value of a farm (sworn June 5, 1935). Filed September 17, 1935.Document013211
Notice of Entry of Order Assessing Tax in the matter of the estate of A. Irving Parshall in which Donald C. Hawkes gives sworn testimony that he mailed copies of the tax notice (in which beneficiary Susic C. Comfort is to pay $45.27) to the interested parties on September 17, 1935. Filed September 17, 1935.Document013212
Order Assessing Tax in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of A. Irving Parshall for the purpose of taxation, filed September 17, 1935.Document013213
Settlement of estate of A. Irving Parshall, filed December 11, 1935.Document013214
Order and Petition in the matter of the guardianship of Thomas J. Maxcy, Jr., formerly an infant. The parents of Mr. Maxcy had held an estate for him while he was a minor. Now an adult, his parents have petitioned the court to allow them to release the money to him. Filed November 7, 1952.Document013301
Petition for appointment of general guardian and order in the matter of the estate of Thomas J. Maxcy, Jr., an infant under the age of fourteen years. His parents, Thomas J. Maxcy and Fanny B. Maxcy were appointed as guardians of his person and property. Cornelius O'Dea is also designated to collect money and property of infant jointly with the infant's parents. Money was inherited from his grandmother, Elizabeth Maxcy. Filed June 9, 1938.Document013302
Guardian's Annual Inventory and Account in the matter of the guardianship of John J. O'Connor, infant. Guardian is Agnes S. O'Brien. Filed April 5, 1938.Documnet013401
Guardian's Annual Inventory and Account dated April 15, 1940. Includes several schedules. Filed April 15, 1940.Document013402
Oath, Consent and Designation in the matter of the application for letters of guardianship of the person and property of John J. O'Connor, an infant. Agnes S. O'Brien swears that she will faithfully discharge the duties of such guardian. Filed June 1, 1937.Document013403
Bond in the matter of the application for letters of guardianship of the person and property of John J. O'Connor, an infant. Signed by Agnes S. O'Brien, James S. O'Brien and Elizabeth O'Brien. Filed June 1, 1937.Document013404
Petition and Order in the matter of the application for letters of guardianship of the person and property of John J. O'Connor, an infant. John O'Connor, a minor over fourteen years old, asked for the appointment of Agnes S. O'Brien (his mother) as general guardian of his person and property until he was twenty-one years old. His inheritance of $1000 came from his grandmother, Kate O'Connor. Filed June 1, 1937. Document013405
Petition and Order in the matter of the guardianship of John J O'Connor, an infant over 14 years of age. Agnes S. O'Brien received court permission to expend $260 for repayment of a loan with interest and for clothing for the minor and $25.00 for legal fees. Filed July 19, 1937.Document013406
Petition and Order in the matter of the guardianship of John J O'Connor, an infant over 14 years of age. Agnes S. O'Brien received court permission to expend $112.50 for the use of the minor for his studies at Cornell University. Filed Feruary 9, 1938.Document013407
Receipt and Request on Voluntary Settlement with Guardian in the matter of Joohn O'Connor, formerly an infant. Now twenty-one, he asks that his mother, Agnes O'Brien, be released as his guardian. Filed December 7, 1940.Document013408
Petition for Decree Discharging Guardian on voluntary settlement with ward in the matter of John O'Connor. Agnes O'Brien asks to be relieved of her dutis as guardian of John O'Connor, stating he is now of age and she has settled her accounts with him. Filed December 7, 1940.Document013409
Decree Discharging Guardian on voluntary settlement in the matter of the guardianship of John J. O'Connor, filed December 7, 1940.Document013410
Petition, Oath and Designation in the matter of the appointment of a general guardian of William Young, a minor, under fourteen years of age. His mother, Catherine Young, is named as his guardian. Filed January 11, 1937.Document013501
Guardian's Bond in the matter of the guardianship of William Young, an infant. His inheritance is $244. Bon is signed by Catherine Homan(?), Cora Fay and Catherine Young, filed January 11, 1937.Document013502
Petition and Order in the matter of the Petition of Catherine Young, as general guardian of John Young, William Young, Marion Young and Clair Young, all minors. She asks for $165.63 to provide clothing and food for the children. Filed June 9, 1937.Document013503
Guardian's Annual Inventory and Account in the matter of the guardianship of William Young. Contains bank account information. Filed March 2, 1938.Document013504
Guardian's Annual Inventory and Account in the matter of the guardianship of William Young, filed March 3, 1939.Document013505
Guardian's Annual Inventory and Account in the matter of the guardianship of William Young, filed March 19, 1940.Document013506
Guardian's Annual Inventory and Account in the matter of the guardianship of William Young, filed May 1, 1941.Document013507
Guardian's Annual Inventory and Account in the matter of the guardianship of William Young,filed April 23, 1942.Document013508
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