Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Estate of Ephraim Henthorn - 19050227

Letters of Administration
Estate of
Ephraim Henthorn
27 Feb 1905

(Note: A row of 7 asterisks (*******) is used to separate each document.)

I, Sarah Henthorn, widow of Ephraim Henthorn, deceased, do hereby waive my right to be appointed administrix of this estate and ask that his son-in-law, A.F. Rudy be appointed.

Dated at Linden, Iowa, this 27th day of Febuary, 1905.

s/Sarah H. Henthorn


State of Iowa
Dallas County

To all to Whom these presents shall come--Greeting:

KNOW YE, That whereas Ephraim Henthorn of aforesaid County and State, died intestate, on or about the 16th of February A.D. 1905, having at the time of his decease personal property in State, which may be lost, destroyed or diminished in value if speedy care be not taken of same: To the.. therefore, that said property and debts may be collected, and preserved, I do hereby appoint A.F. Rudy Administrator of all and singular the goods, chattel rights, credits and effects which were of the said Ephraim Henthorn's estate at the time of his decease with the full power and authority ... secure and collect said property and debts, wheresoever the same may be found in this State, and in general to ... and perform all other acts which now are or hereafter may be required of him by law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF; I have hereunto set my
hand, and affix the seal of the
District Court of said county at, Adel
this 2nd day of March 1905

s/Lew Griswold Clerk

By s/ Ralph E. Jay Deputy.


To A.F. Rudy

Administrator of Estate of Ephraim Henthorn deceased

You are hereby required to give notice of your appointment by posting three public notices thereof: one of which shall be at the south front door of the Court House in Adel, Dallas county, Iowa, and the other in two public places in the vicinity where the deceased last resided.

Witness my hand and seal this 2nd day of March 1905 at Adel, Dallas County, Iowa.
s/Lew Griswold Clerk.

By s/Ralph E. Jay Deputy.



I A.F. Rudy do solemnly swear that I will well and truly administer all and singular the goods and chattels, rights, credits and effects of Ephraim Henthorn deceased, and pay all just claims and charges against his estate, so far as his assets shall extend, and that I will perform all other acts now or hereafter required by law, to the best of my knowledge and ability.

s/ A.F. Rudy

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 27th day of February A.D. 1905

s/ illegible signature
Notary Public, Dallas County, Iowa



In District Court of said County.

Petition of A.F. Rudy concerning the estate of Ephraim Henthorn, deceased, for Administrator.


Your Petitioner A.F. Rudy respectfully shows that Ephraim Henthorn late of said county, now deceased, died at Linden in Dallas County, Iowa on or about the 16th day of February 1905, leaving no last Will and Testament so far as known to and believed by this petitioner.

That said deceased left surviving him Sarah Henthorn as his widow, who resides at Linden, Iowa and also the following heirs-at-law, viz:

Lovica J. Rudy, aged 47 years, residing at Linden, Iowa
William H. Henthorn, aged 45 years, residing at Jolley, Iowa
Mary E. Chamberlain, aged 40 years, residing at Vavina, Iowa
Florence S. Mills, aged 31 years, residing at Dows, Iowa

That said deceased died seized of the following real estate, viz:

The East 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section Thirty-four (34) in Township Eighty-six (86) Range Eighteen (18) Grundy County, Iowa, and also personal property of about the value of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, which may be lost, destroyed, or diminished in value if speedy care be not taken of the same.

Your petitioner being son-in-law of said deceased, therefore prays that letters of administration may be granted him on the estate of said Ephraim Henthorn deceased.

s/A.F. Rudy


I, A.F. Rudy being duly sworn upon oath do say that the facts averred in the above petition are true as I verily believe.

s/A.F. Rudy

Sworn to and subscribed before me this
25th day of February 1905

s/George W. Clarke Notary Public for
Dallas County, Iowa


Know All Men By These Presents:

That we A.F. Rudy as principal, and A.G. Clark as surety, all of the County of Dallas in the State of Iowa, are held and firmly bound unto the County aforesaid, and to all persons herein concerned, in the penal sum of Five Hundred Dollars, for the payment of which, do well and truly to be made, we jointly and severally bind ourselves, and our legal representatives. Witness our hands and seals this 27th day of February A.D. 1905.

The condition of the above obligation is such, Whereas the above named A.F. Rudy was this day appointed by the District Court of said County, sitting as a Court of Probate, Administrator of the estate of Ephraim Henthorn deceased, late of said County, who died intestate on or about the 16th of February 1905, to administer, all and singular his goods and chattels, moneys, rights, and credits according to law.

Now, if the said A.F. Rudy shall discharge all the duties which are or may hereafter be required of him by law, as such Administrator then these presents to be void; otherwise to remain in full force and effect in law.

Witness our hands and seals the date above written.

s/A.F. Rudy
s/A.G. Clark

Attest: Clerk District Court



The undersigned surety for A.F. Rudy whose name is signed to the foregoing bond, being duly sworn deposes and says as follows:

I, A.G. Clark do say that I am a resident of the State of Iowa; that I am worth One Thousand Dollars beyond the amount of my debts; that I have real estate in Dallas County, Iowa, liable to execution, and aside from all encumbrance worth Five Hundred Dollars.

s/A G Clark

Subscribed in my presence, and sworn to before me by A.G. Clark this 27th day of February A.D. 1905

s/George (illegible) Notary Public for
Dallas County, Iowa

The above bond was approved and filed by me this 2nd day of March A.D. 1905.

s/Lew Griswold
Clerk of the District Court, Dallas
County, Iowa
By s/Ralph E. Joy Dep


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