Last Wills

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Oct 7, 2010

A Missouri man known for walking down the street in flannel shirt and jeans and playing the organ for a local church left a last will that revealed he was a millionaire, the Kansas City Star reports.

According to the news provider, Nelson Gipson played the organ at services at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, for more than 50 years.

Oct 7, 2010

A Johnstown, Ohio, woman recently had her last will submitted to the Licking County Probate Court, but it was the manner in which the will was written that will most likely be remembered, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

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Sep 21, 2010

A recent auction of a family's estate in Worcester, Massachusetts, included the last will and testament of George Washington, according to the Worcester Telegram.

The items at the auction, which took place at the DCU Center convention complex in Worcester, came from the Green family estate in the city, which has now become Green Hill Park.

Sep 3, 2010

A former paralegal is claiming that an accountant and attorney attempted to manipulate 104-year-old Huguette Clark, the heiress to an estimated half billion dollar fortune, MSNBC.com reports.

Clark, the daughter of a Montana copper miner and heiress to one of America's great fortunes, is known for her generous gifts given to the people around her, the news provider said. She once gave her social secretary a gift worth $10 million and her longtime nurse enough money to purchase four homes for her family, according to the news source.

Aug 13, 2010

Half of the home of an 81-year-old Long Island widow has been put up for auction, the result of a complicated bankruptcy case that cannot be completely sorted out until the woman's death, the New York Post reports.