No. 155.

193 U.S. 192 (1904)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 7, 1904.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. J.S. Jenkins for appellants.

Mr. John W. Shartel, Mr. James R. Keaton and Mr. Frank Wells for appellees.

MR. JUSTICE BREWER delivered the opinion of the court.

On June 1, 1901, James L. Hodges filed his petition in the District Court of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Territory, praying that the defendants, the heirs of William R. Colcord, deceased, the holders of the legal title by patent from the United States to a tract of land in the county, be decreed to hold that title in trust for him. In it he alleged that on July 22, 1889, he was legally qualified to make a homestead...

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