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RE ESTATE OF JAMES W. BRADLEY, Deceased.
WILLIAM T. BRADLEY, Appt.,
Wisconsin Supreme Court - January 13, 1925.
(185 Wis. 393, 201 N. W. 973.) Descent, § 30 — right of adopted child to inherit from collateral relative
of parent. 1. A statute providing that an adopted child should be deemed, for the purpose of inheritance and succession by such child and all other legal consequences and incidents of the natural relation of parent and child, the same to all intents and purposes as if the child had been born in lawful wedlock of the adopting parents, excepting that such child should not be capable of taking property expressly limited to the heirs of the body of such parents, does not make him heir of collateral kindred of the adopt. ing parents.
[See note on this question beginning on page 8.] Statutes, $ 289 descent strict to carry out the beneficent purposes construction.
of the adoption institution and to 2. A statute which interferes with protect the adopted child in the rights the rule that property of an intestate and privileges coming to it as a result should descend to kindred of his of the adoption. blood, or interrupts the natural course [See 1 R. C. L. 595; 1 R. C. L. Supp. of descent of property, should be 210; 4 R. C. L. Supp. 42.] strictly construed.
Descent, $ 7 statute to take prop[See 25 R. C. L. 1078.]
erty out of blood of decedent. Statutes, & 289 — adoption liberal 4. To prescribe a course of descent construction.
which will take property of the de3. Adoption statutes, as well as ceased person out of the current of matters of procedure leading up to his blood, the legislature should use adoption, should be liberally construed explicit and unmistakable language.