Circuit Court Book 40
Guardianship of Carey Wickliff
Clarrissa C. Oldham
Clarrissa C. Oldham
Petition to have guardian removed & to make report
The clerk will issue summons requiring the defendant Clarrissa C. Oldham to
appear and answer the within petition Oct. 29, 1892 being the 24 Judicial day of
the Oct term of the Shelby Circuit Court.
D. L. Wilson Atty for petitioner
Filed October 18" 1892 J. R. Sedgwick Clerk
In Re Carey Wickliff
Clarrissa C. Oldham Guardian of Carey Wickliff
Answer of Guardian
Filed February 3, 1893 J. R. Sedgwick Clerk
Hord & Adams Attorneys
Circuit Court December Term 1892
Comes now said guardian and answering the petition of said ward herein for
her removal denies said allegations thereof.
Hord & Adams Attorneys for Guardian
State of Indiana In Circuit Court
Shelby County SS Oct Term A D 1892
In the Matter of the Guardianship of Carey Wickliff a Minor
To Hon Leonard J. Hackney Judge of said Court:
The petition of Carey Wickliff of said County, respectfully represents and
shows to said court that one Clarrissa C. Oldham of said County was on the
17" day of March 1888 appointed by this Court guardian of Carey Wickliff a
minor thereof of the age of 11 years as will appear by reference to the records
of this Court; that since her said appointment as such guardian she has
mismanaged the Estate of said ward, and neglected the duties of her trust in the
First: She has filed no inventory of her wards estate.
Second: She has filed no report of receipts and expenditures in said trust as
required by law.
3rd: Said Clarrissa C. Oldham was at the time of her appointment as such
guardian towit: March 17 1888 ever since has been and still is the wife of one
Granville Oldham; that at the time of such appointment, and before such
appointment said Clarrissa C. Oldham failed and neglected to have her said
husband consent to such appointment in writing; and she failed to show that her
husband was a suitable person to act as guardian.
4th: Said Clarrissa C. Oldham has not given said wards property, which
consists of about 16 acres of good land, any personal supervision, or attention
whatever; that she has negligently allowed and permitted her said husband
Granville Oldham, to tend and cultivate said land, and she keeps no account of
the rents and products derived from the same, and does not keep the same in a
good condition to make it productive.
5th: That she has had the use of said 16 acres of land for 4 years and should
have received the rents from the same, that for said 4 years care she only
charges herself with rents in the sum of $44.00 for the whole 4 years, when in
truth and in fact there should have been charged more than double that sum.
Wherefore your petitioner prays that on the final hearing hereof the said
guardian be removed and her letters revoked, and that the guardianship of said
minor the undersigned be committed to some other person, and that said Clarissa
C. Oldham be required to appear and show cause of any she has, why she should
not be removed and that she be required to make final report of her trust at
once to this court and pay into the hands of the Clerk of the Court the balance
due from her for other proper relief.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18 day of October AD 1892
John R. Sedgwick Clerk Shelby county
Shelby Circuit Court
Clarrissa C. Oldham Guardian
Summons Returnable 29" day of Oct 1892 24 Judicial day Oct Term 1892
Came to hand October 18, 1892 at 5 o’clock P.M. Served this writ on the
within named defendant by reading to and within her hearing, also by delivering
to her a certified copy of same.
October 19" 1892
Wm. McDougall Sheriff
State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
The State of Indiana, to the Sheriff of Shelby County, Greeting:
You are hereby commanded to summon Clarissa C. Oldham to appear in the
Circuit Court of Shelby County, before the Judge thereof, on the 19" day of
October 1892, the 24: Judicial day of its October Term, 1892, now being held at
the Court House in Shelbyville, County of Shelby, and State of Indiana, then and
there to answer the complaint of Carey Wickliff for the Removal of Clarissa C.
Oldham as Guardian of Carey Wickliff a minor, and requiring her to make Report
&c and of this writ make due return.
Witness, the Clerk of said Court and the seal thereof hereunto affixed at
Shelbyville this `8" day of October 1892
John R. Sedgwick Clerk S.C.C.
Transcribed by Barb Huff
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