To the Hon. Alonzo Blair, Judge of the Shelby Circuit Court:
SHELBY CIRCUIT COURT, MARCH TERM, 1920
In Re Petition of Margaret Roberts for the adoption of Earl
Roberts, a minor
Your petitioner would respectfully show: That her name is Margaret Roberts
and that she now resides in Shelby County, Indiana
That she desires to adopt Earl Roberts as her son; that he is of the age of
thirteen years and has no father nor mother.
That said Earl Roberts has personal property of the value of $150.00 and owns
real estate consisting of an undivided interest in a house and lot in the town
of Boggstown in said county of the probable value of $1000 that he has no other
Your petitioner would further show that the mother of said Earl Roberts died
when he was an infant and that this petitioner married his father, Everett
Roberts when said Earl Roberts was but of the age of 14 months; that said Earl
Roberts has ever since been under the care and direction of this petitioner and
knows no other mother than her; that said Everett Roberts died in the 17th
day of December, 1919; that since last date said Earl Roberts has lived with
this petitioner who is his legally appointed qualified and acting guardian; that
this petitioner desires to adopt said child on account of her great loved and
affection for him and to the end that he may be her son and heir legally.
Wherefore your petitioner prays that she may be allowed by this honorable
court to adopt said Earl Roberts as her heir at law, and that his name remain as
it now is.
State of Indiana, Shelby County,
Margaret Roberts being duly sworn on her oath says that the matters and
things set forth in the foregoing petition are true.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24 day of March, 1920
George Tolen Prosecuting Attorney
Contributed by Barb Huff