Altamont Enterprise, July 31, 1914

News of the Surrogate’s Court
Surrogate Van Derzee on Monday admitted to probate the will of Jasper Whitbeck, who died in Coeymans on May 26. Chas. R. Whitbeck, a son, of Feura Bush, was named executor. The estate,valued at $4,000 real, is to be divided among the widow, two sons, two daughters, and a grand-daughter. The will of Mary H. Tyrell, who died at Colonie, June 12, was also admitted to probate Monday. Edward Tyrell, husband, was named executor of the estate which is valued at $300 real and $1,300 personal. The estate is to be divided by the husband and four nephews, all of Colonie. The surrogate also admitted to probate the will of Walter B. Garrison, who died in Guilderland, July 8, leaving an estate of $1,000 real and $300 personal to be divided among near relatives.

Several estates subject to taxes were on Tuesday appraised by Surrogate Van Derzee. The estate of Isaac S. Becker, of this village, who died Jan. 13, is valued at $50,768.64. The tax amounted to $507.69. The estate of Ellen Murphy, who died Feb. 22, was appraised at $102.16. A tax of $79.80 was imposed upon the estate of Jane Guinan, who died Feb. 16.

The estate of David R. Urdell, late of Delmar, who died on March 3, was not subject to a tax. Other estates appraised were those of Samuel Russell, the tax on which was $17.71 and of Anna M. Schuyler, the tax being $17.08.

Surrogate Van Derzee on Wednesday admitted to probate the will of Katie Wands, who died Dec. 17, 1912, at New Scotland. The estate, which is valued at $1,500 personal, is to be divided among 51 relatives and friends, $100 going to the trustees of the New Scotland cemetery association and $125 going to William W. Coughtry of Slingerlands. The remainder is divided in fractional interests among 49 nephews, grandnephews, nieces, and grandnieces. The furniture is given to Mrs. Minnie Beck and Carrie Beck, both of New Scotland. The real property of the estate consists of a cemetery lot. Chester J. Long is named executor.

The will of Joseph A. Rowe, who died April 6 at Rensselaerville, was also admitted to probate Wednesday. The estate if valued at $600 real and $1,600 personal. Sarah Van Aken, a sister, is named executrix. The will provided that $1,900 be left to his widow, Lydia Rowe. Seven days after her husband’s death, the widow died intestate and letters of administration were granted on her estate to Elisha V. Cook on May 13 last. The estate is to be divided among several nephews and nieces.


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