Shelby Circuit Court Probate Box 468
In the matter of the Adoption of Ethel Davis Ex parte
Petition of John L. Kennedy & wife
Filed January 30, 1894
1722 In the matter of the petition of John L. Kennedy
and wife for the adoption of Ethel Davis
O.J. Glessner Atty for Petr.
State of Indiana || In the Shelby Circuit Court|
Shelby county SS || October Tem 1893|
In the matter of the petition of John L. Kennedy and Dortha J. Kennedy his wife for the adoption of Ethel Davis
To the Honorable the Judge of the Shelby Circuit Court
Your petitioners respectfully represents and shows to the court that their names are
John L. Kennedy and Dortha J. Kennedy respectively and that they reside in Union Township, Shelby county, state of Indiana.
That they are desirous of adopting Ethel Davis, who was born on 15” day of February 1889, and is of the age of four and one half years, as their heir at law.
That said Ethel Davis has no real or personal property. That she, said Ethel, has no mother living but as petitioners believe has a father living whose residence is unknown to your said petitioners.
That said Ethel Davis resides with your petitioners in county and state aforesaid.
Wherefore, your petitioners pray that said Ethel Davis be adopted as their heir at law, and that her named be changed to that of Ethel Kennedy.
John L. Kennedy
Dortha J. Kennedy
Subscribed and sworn to, before me a Notary Public in and for said county and state this 23” day of September 1893.
Michael Sullivan Notary Public S.C.
Transcribed by Barb Huff
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