Berry H. Kesterson
Guardianship Record 1918
Letters of Guardianship to Velma Little
Filed August 5 1918 Recorded in Book F Page 265
Attest: W S Binns
PETITION of "Velma Little" in the matter of the Estate of "Berry H Kesterson" Minor - for Letters of Gurdianship.
To the Hon. Paul F. Grote, Judge of the County Court of Pike County Illinois:
The Petition of the undersigned "Velma Little (Being a sister of the said minor respectfully represents: that "Berry H Kesterson" is a minor aged 15 years on the 13th day of June 1918 the said minor is a resident of this County, that he has no father living in this state or other legal guardian residing in this State; that said minor has no estate either real or personal that it is necessary that a guardian is required in order that the said Berry Kesterson may attend the Chaddock School for Boys at Quincy Illinois. This is one of the requirements of the said institution and is per forma only and that your petitioner is desirous of having herself appointed Guardian of said minor. August 2 1918 signed by Velma Little
STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF PIKE ss Velma Little being duly sworn, deposes and says that the facts averred in the above petition are tru according to the best of her knowledge information and belief.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, W.S. Binns, Clerk of teh County Court of Pike County this 2nd day of August A.D. 1918, signed by W S Binns Clerk and by O D Ticker Deputy and signed by Velma Little
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
That we "Velma Little, Edward Little and Samuel Heck" in the County of Pike and State of Illinois, are held and firmly bound unto the people of the State of Illinois, for the use of "Berry H Kesterson" in the penal sum of "One Hundred" Dollars curent money of the United States, which payment, well and truly to be made and performed, we, and each of us, bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, jointly, severally and firmly by these presents.
Witness our hands and seals this 2nd day of August 1918
The Condition of this Obligation is Such, That if the above bounden "Velma Little" who has been appointed Guardian of Berry H Kesterson shall faithfully discharge the office and trust of such Guardian.
Signed by Velma Little, Ed Little and S W Heck
STATE OF ILLINOIS County of Pike:
I, W. S. Binns, County Clerk in and for said county and state aforesaid, do hereby certify that Velma Little, Ed Little and S W Heck personally known to be the same persons, whose names are subscribed to the foregoing bond appeared before me this day in person and acknowledged that they signed , sealed and delivered the said instrument of writing as their free and voluntary act, for the uses and purposes therein set forth. Given under my hand and seal this 2nd day of Aug A.D. 1918 W S BINNS Seal by O D Ticker Deputy
State of Illinois County of Pike:
In the County Court, August Term 1918
To the Hon. Paul F. Grote Judge of said Court:
I, Berry H Kesterson, being of the age of fifteen (15) years hereby respectfully pray that my sister Velma Little be appointed as my guardian. I have no estate eitehr real or personal but wish to enter the Chaddock Boys School at Quincy Illinois, and before I am admitted to that institution it is necessary that a guardian be appointed for me.
Signed Berry H Kesterson
Letter of Guardianship
State of Illinois Pike County
In the County Court August Term, A.D. 1918
The People of the State of Illinois to "Velma Little" of said County, Greeting: Whereas, at the August term of the County Court of said county, A.D., 1918 holden at Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois, you were, by order of said Court, duly entered of record on the 5th day of said month, duly appointed Guardian for "Barry H. Kesterson" a minor.
Trusting in your fidelity, therefore, the Court does by these presents constitute and appoint you to be Guardian unto said minor, and authorizes and empowers you to take and have the care of his person and the custody and management of his property, frugally, and without waste or destruction, to imporve and account for the same according to law>
Witness, W.S. Binns, Clerk of the County Court of Pike County and the Seal of said Court, this 5th day of August A.D. 1918 Signed by W S Binns Clerk of the County Court and by O D Ticker Deputy.
In the matter of the guardianship of "Berry H Kesterson" Minor: Guardian: Velma Kesterson