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Fifty Year Old Legacy

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Parent Issue
Day
27
Month
January
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Margaret Riley bas just received a legacy of 1 100 which was given to her ! 50 years ago. When her nucle, who gave her the legacy died, she -was 18 years of age. Now she is 68 and is just. in receipt of it. M. J. Cavamuigh is the attorney who secured the payrneut of the legacy. The story is a strange enough one to bear repetitou. Michael Clarken in Dea, 1849, devised bis real estáte on N. Main st. to an expeeted heir by his wife Mrs. Angeline Clarkeu. In case of the failúré of the expected heir, the estáte was i to be divided between his mother and bis niece Margaret Riley in equal' shares. Io case of the birth of the ehild then Mrs. Riley was to receive a legacy of $100 as soon as it could be paid to her without prejndicing the child's interest. The heir was born and lived six mouths. Mrs. Augoline Clarken inherited from the child. Clarken died shortly aftcr making the will and before the birth of the child. The legacy of SI 00 was not paid and the exectitors, Rev. Thos. Cnllen and Rev. James Hennessy, both died without rendering their final account and no fnrther action was taken until about six weeks ago when Mr. Cavan - augh set to work to secure the payment of the legacy. Mrs. Augeline Clarken, who is 8 7 years old, was declared an incompetent last October and Win. Clancy was appointed her guardián. The land of the Michael Clarken estáte on N. Main st. was sold last Saturday to John Byron for $1,000, the sale confirmed, and tne legaoy of $100 has been paid.