Mother Asks Property Back

Daughter’s Harshness Forced Their Separation, She Says.

Mrs. Jesse W. Walling yesterday brought suit against her son-in-law, Harvey Elbert, and her daughter, Lizzie Elbert, to secure the title to real estate which she claims was given to the children with the provision her daughter take care of her for the remainder of her natural life at $6 per week. The plaintiff claims the contract was violated.

In the complaint it is declared the plaintiff owned 40 acres of land in Lincoln county, valued last year at $2256. She claims she made an oral agreement with the daughter to take charge of the property. She asserts that a short time later the property was exchanged for 10 acres of land and the daughter became so harsh with her she could not reside in the house. She asks restoration of the property.

Source: Spokane Spokesman-Review, August 4, 1914.

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