Adoption Articles

Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, March 8, l900

ANNIE HILL vs. CURTIS MILLSAP. The plaintiff is the mother of a boy, ELMER HILL, six years old, and has been divorced from her husband. On Oct. l, l899 she signed adoption papers whereby defendant adopted the boy. It was alleged that defendant whipped the child inhumanely, and without cause or provocation, compelled him to herd cattle during the cold weather, and kept him out doors in the cold. That when the boy was unable to head off the cattle, defendant cruelly beat him and cursed him. She asks that the custody of the child be awarded her. G.W. Baker attorney for plaintiff. This case was afterwards settled by MILLSAP relinquishing his adoption papers, and the mother given her child.

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"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
December 20, 2002
From: "Jack & Jeanette Hillend"
Nov. 14, 1912 - Decatur Journal

Friends of Dr. and Mrs. Fred A. Bowman were greatly surprised to learn last Friday that they has a new baby girl at their home, and the report proved true. They secured the little one, who is now four months old, in Kansas City, and will legally adopt her. She is a beautiful little child and Dr. and Mrs. Bowman are mighty proud of the acquisition to their family.
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