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 - Grandparents Get Child, Orphaned by...
Grandparents Get Child, Orphaned by Murder-Sukide Circuit Court Judge E. F. Lang ford awarded the custody of a child whose mother and stepfather died in a murder-suicide to her maternal grandparent yesterday. The child, 5-year-old Rita Diane Kicholson, left the courtroom with the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ad cock of Ashland City, Tenn. Her mother, Mrs. Annie Adcock Nicholson Eaves, was slain by her estranged husband, Curti (Jack) Eaves, last Oct. 31 In the Stahlman building. Eaves then killed himself. The daughter of Mrs. Eaves was a child by a previous marriage to Edward L. Nicholson of Kansas City. She had been awarded cus- LONNIE YOUNG Announce his ownerihip and personal management of former RAINS SHOE tody of the child when they were divorced. Tne custody contest yesterday was between Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Vaughn, friends of the late mother, and the grandparentsThe child had been in temporary custody of the Vaughns, operators of Fern-dale courts, Murfreesboro road. "I consider that blood relationships overcome your position." Langford told Ned Lent and Howard Butler, attorneys for the Vaughns. Cornelius Breedlove was attorney for the Adcocks. "She seems like my own child," Mrs. Adcock told the judge. "I do love her." Mrs. Vaughn also testified she and her husband loved the child. "We are offering- her a home, love and care," she said. "Her mother wanted her to get a good education." The child's father, had notified the Vaughns that he wanted them to have the child. The child, a pretty little girl dressed daintily in pink, seemed oblivious to the meaning of the proceedings yesterday. She seemed bewildered when her grandparents, other relatives and friends showered her with affection when the hearing ended. Cash in with a Want Ad. ViVinlnn i Mcnoison,

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  1. The Tennessean,
  2. 20 Mar 1956, Tue,
  3. Page 17

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