This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol4 Torts, Damages, Domestic Relations", by Albert H. Putney. Also available from Amazon: Popular Law-Dictionary.
An infant cannot make a will, except that in some states they are authorized, after reaching a certain age, to make a will disposing of their personal property.
An infant has the right to recover for personal injuries received by himself, and the damages thus received will be held for his own use independent of the control of his parents.
The negligence of another person cannot be imputed to an infant so as to prevent his recovery from any person from whom he has received injuries.
Any person who is the owner of premises which are frequented by infants is obliged to use an extra-ordinary degree of care to render such premises safe for such infants.
The marriage of an infant does not affect his powers or liabilities, except that by marriage an infant is emancipated from the control of his parents and an infant husband becomes liable for necessaries furnished to his wife or children.
2 For a further treatment of the Domicile of Infants, see subject of Conflict of Law, Vol. 12, Subject 39.
An infant may act as the agent, trustee, or representative of another, but cannot appoint agents or execute a power of attorney. An infant is not bound by the law of estoppel.
An infant has the power to indorse negotiable instruments payable to his order. An infant cannot hold any public office except a merely ministerial one.
The laws of the United States provide that no one can enlist in the army of the United States until they reach the age of sixteen, or without the consent of their parents until they reach the age of twenty-one years. When an infant enlists, be becomes subject to the rules and regulations of the army the same as an adult.