American Bank Asks For Guardianship Of Rorick Estate

The American National bank of Beaumont, through P.P. Butler, vice president, Wednesday filed application for guardianship of the estate of David Rorick, 19, of San Diego, Calif., the estate being valued at $83,100.

Rorick is the son of Mrs. Vinnie T. Rorick, deceased, who was a daughter of the late W.C. Tyrrell, Beaumont capitalist who died several years ago. Mrs. Rorick died last spring at Oceanside, Calif.

The estate in Texas for which guardianship is sought consists of real estate in Port Arthur valued at $60,000 and 3080 acres of land in Harris county valued at $23,100.

Source: Beaumont Journal, June 28, 1933.


Fred W. Searles Estate Estimated at $6,300

The estate of Fred W. Searles of 38 Cary Street, who died last Dec. 8 in an Oswego hospital following a collision by a D.L.&W. Railroad switch engine and a gasoline-operated work car in a cut-off tunnel, is estimated at $6,300, according to papers filed in Broome County surrogate car.

Mr. Searles was a foreman for the railroad. His daughter, Mrs. Isabel S. Gay of 38 Cary Street, has been appointed administratrix.  Other heirs are William S. Searles of Camp Perry, Williamsburg, Va., and Albert L. Searles of Fort Meyer, Va.

Source:  Binghamton Press, January 7, 1944.

Rochelle Estate In Partition Suit

The partition of the property in the Third ward, Hamilton, which is a part of the estate of the late William Rochelle, is asked in a suit filed in common pleas court late Monday by William E. Rochelle against Sidney Rochelle, Shirley Kegel, Clifford Rochelle, John Rochelle, and Flora Heigel, and their wives and husbands.

The petition sets out that the plaintiff and Sidney Rochelle, Shirley Kegel and Clifford Rochelle are each entitled to a one twelfth part of real estate in Hamilton, and that John Rochelle and Floral Heigel are each entitle to four twelfths of the property.  The partition is sought subject to the dower interest of Ida M. Rochelle, widow of William Rochelle.  A.J. Pater is attorney for the plaintiff.

Source:  Hamilton Evening Journal, January 19, 1926.

Daughters Demand Accounting in Will

Bath—Attorney Charles B. Bechtol of Rochester is scheduled to examine W.J. Heermans, Mrs. Elias Bostwick and Guy Cheney executors of the will of the late Elias Bostwick of Corning, at Corning Wednesday.  Mr. Bechtol represents the daughters of the late Mr. Bostwick who demanded that executors make an accounting.  The executors lately filed a supplemental accounting on order of Surrogate J.C. Wheeler. The daughters object to the accounting as incomplete in its inventory of assets.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, January 16, 1934.

Would Change Executors

Addison—Interest is being shown locally in the efforts of two sons of the late Elias D. Bostwick to bring about a change in the executors of their father’s will and to cause the removal of Nelson B. Payne, a resident of Addison, as manager of the Wing and Bostwick store of Corning.  Arguments will be heard by Surrogate Wheeler November 9.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, November 7, 1931.

Rochelle Estate Is Divided

Real estate on Heaton street is left to John F. Rochelle, a son, and Flora May Smith, a daughter, under the will of their mother, Catherine Rochelle, Hamilton, which was filed in probate court.  A promissory note for $300 which Mrs. Rochelle held against the estate of her deceased husband, William Rochelle, is also left to the two children, who are named executors.

Of the remainder of the estate, the son and daughter each receive a third, and the other third goes to the heirs of a deceased son, Edward Rochelle.

The will was drawn May 24, 1916.

Source: Hamilton Evening Journal, July 3, 1925.

Probate News

The will of the late Adam P. Drumm has been filed for probate. All the properey [sic] is left to the widow, Harriet H. Drumm, and if she leaves anything it is to be divided equally between Harvey F. Drumm and Orrie Ashwell Drumm, who are named as administrators.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, June 25, 1912.

Armstrong Heirs of Aunt on Coast Who Died Recently

Irvington, Sept. 13—Merle Armstrong-Neilson, Spencer; Charles Armstrong, Livermore, and Zelora and James Armstrong, Burt, and Jane Armstrong, now of Santa Monica, Calif., the latter the only daughter of the late C.S. Armstrong, recently fell heir to the Lucy Armstrong estate.

Lucy Armstrong, whose married name is not known here, died sometime in the last few months, but old friends here have not heard details.

Besides nieces and nephews to whom Lucy Armstrong left here California estate, she had only a sister, Mrs. Mary Doty, Santa Monica. The brother James died a few years ago, and C.S. Armstrong and Lavina died in California may years ago. All were born and reared here, the children of Dr. and Mrs. J.R. Armstrong, Irvington pioneers.

The Advance located the Armstrongs some weeks ago for a lawyer who wrote to learn their addresses.

Source: Kossuth County Advance, September 14, 1937.