Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 18, 1941 (Evening); p. 2, col. 5
10 11-18-25-11 1
State of South Dakota,
County of Yankton, ss:
In Circuit Court First Judicial Circuit.
O.W. McIntrye [sic], Plaintiff,
All persons unknown, who have, or claim to have any interest in, or lien or encumbrance upon the premises described in the Complaint, Defendants.
The State of South Dakota to the above named defendants:
You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint of the plaintiff, which was filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court, at Yankton, South Dakota, on the 8th day of October, 1941, and which prays for a Judgment quieting the title to and the determination of all adverse claims against the premises described in the Complaint, situated in the County of Yankton, State of South Dakota, to wit: A parcel of land situated in the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section Seventeen, in Township Ninety-three North, Range Fifty-five West of the 5th P.M., and described as follows:
Commencing at a point fourteen rods and four feet West of the Southeast Corner of the above described Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section, and running thence West ten rods; thence due North to the South line of the right of way of the Great Northern Railway; thence northeasterly along the said South line of said Right of Way to a point due North of the place of beginning; thence due South to the point of beginning;
and also a parcel of land described as follows:
Commencing at a point five and one half rods West of the Southeast corner of said Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section Seventeen, Township Ninety-three North, Range Fifty-five West of the Fifth P. M., Yankton County, South Dakota, thence North ten rods; thence West eight rods and twelve feet; thence South ten rods; thence East to point of begining [sic] except a parcel of land sixty-six feet wide paralleling and abutting the South line of the Great Northern Railroad and fifty feet distant from its center line and extending across said premises;
and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint upon John E. Walsh, Attorney for the plaintiff at his office, in the City and County of Yankton, South Dakota, within thirty days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer said Complaint within that time, the plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated this 8th day of October, 1941.
John E. Walsh
Yankton, South Dakota,
Attorney for plaintiff.
The more you know …
1. Typically, a rod or pole is equal to 16.5 feet. Four rods equal one chain. 1
2. When the owners of a parcel of land are unknown (usually because of inheritance or some other unrecorded transference), in order to lawfully serve the party a notice was published in the newspaper for three or four consecutive weeks (as shown by the dates at the top of the article, which mean the article would be published on October 11, 18, 25, and November 1). 2
3. An action to “quiet the title” to real property was brought to establish a party’s title to the property against anyone else, thus eliminating any challenges to the title or claims to the property.3
I purchased roughly 25 original issues of the Yankton (South Dakota) Press & Dakotan, dating from 1938 to 1946. I am systematically going through every issue and will be posting the articles that include the names of individuals. I am happy to email full-size scans of any article. Feel free to ask.
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