Shelby  County  Indiana

Estate  of

Alice  Carson,  decd

United State Railroad Administration
W.G. McAdoo, Director General of Railroads
Hocking Valley Railroad

W.L. Mattoon
Real Estate and Tax Agent                                                           Columbus, Ohio

                                                                                                   March 5, 1919

Clerk of the Court
Shelby County
Shelbyville, Indiana

Dear Sir:

          I received a letter recently from  John  R.  Messick  of the Shelbyville Trust Company advising me that the amount of $432.00 has been paid to you as the distributive share, in favor of  Betty  Alice Mattoon,  175 Thirteenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, in the Estate of  Alice  Carson,  deceased, late of Shelbyville, Indiana.

          I beg to enclose herewith, certified copy of Guardian’s letters which I have this date taken out in the Probate Court of Franklin County, Ohio, here at Columbus.

          Will you please forward me the check or voucher due said Betty Alice Mattoon, and oblige?

Yours very truly,

/s/ W. L. Mattoon



W. L. Mattoon,
No. 914 - 16 Spahr Bldg.
No. 50 East Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio

No. 36514

Probate Court
Franklin County, Ohio

In the Matter of the Guardianship of Betty Alice Matton

Certified Copy of Letters of Guardianship

filed Sept. 9, 1919
Gordon Thurston,
Clerk Shelby Cir. Court

Guardian’s Bonds and Letters
No. 35 Page 502

United States Railroad Administration              
W. G. McAdoo, Director General of Railroads
Hocking Valley Railroad                                 

W. L. Matton
Real Estate and Tax Agent

Columbus, Ohio               

September 8, 1919          

Mr. Gordon Thurston,
Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court,
Shelbyville, Indiana.

Dear Sir:

          Referring further to your favor of May 19th relative tot he amount of $432.00 payable to me as guardian for the account of Betty Alice Mattoon, from the Estate of Alice Carson, deceased:

          As per your suggestion in the letter, I have been awaiting an opportunity to spend the weekend with relatives in Shelbyville and while there to call upon you and obtain the money personally, but business conditions have been such that it has been impossible for me to get away, and inasmuch as the Probate Court is asking for an inventory of the estate of my ward to be filed, I am this day writing to Mr. John R. Messick to call upon you and if you will make out a check to me and deliver same to Mr. Messick, this will be his authority to sign such receipt for me for said check.

Yours truly,

           W. L. Mattoon /s/

Copy to:
Mr. John R. Messick


W. L. Mattoon,
No. 914 - 16 Spahr Bldg.
No. 50 East Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio

Certified Copy of Guardian’s Letters

STATE OF OHIO,           X
Franklin County, SS:          X

          To All Persons to Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting:

Know Ye, That the Probate Court, within and for the County of Franklin, and the State of Ohio, do hereby GRANT the GUARDIANSHIP of the estate of Betty Alice Mattoon, heir at law of Alice Carson, late of Shelby County, Indian, deceased, unto  Winford  L. Matton  who is hereby fully empowered and authorized to do and perform all and singular, the duties appertaining to said appointment, the said guardian having given bond according to law, and in all respects complied with the requisitions of the statutes, in such cases made and provided.

                    IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the seal of said Court, is hereunto affixed. Witness HOMER Z. BOSTWICK, Judge of said Court, at Columbus, this 5th day of March A.D. 1919.

HOMER Z. BOSTWICK, Probate Judge


          I, Homer Z. Bostwick, Judge of the Probate Court within and for said County, certify that the above is true copy of the original Letters of Guardianship granted in the premises by said Court, and remaining
on file in his office.

                    Witness my hand and the Seal of said Court, at Columbus, this 5th day of March A.D. 1919.

Homer Z. Bostwick,                                   
Judge of the Probate Court of Franklin County, Ohio

Signed: Herbert Kiekeubacker, Deputy Clerk

Transcribed by Melinda Moore Weaver

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