Sidney Rochelle To Be Administrator

Sidney Rochelle, Hamilton, applied in probate court Wednesday to be administrator of the estate of Ida M. Rochelle, estimated to include $500 in personal property.

Source: Hamilton Journal News, August 9, 1933.

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Rorick Estate Valued at $100,000 Total

Properties owned by Mrs. Vinnie T. Rorick, who died Feb. 24, were estimated yesterday to be worth $100,000 by two daughter who filed a petition for probate of her will.  The daughters are Mrs. Helen McGill of Elsinore and Ruth Steves of Fallbrook.

Also filed yesterday was a petition for probate of the will of Mrs. Cora L. Abraham, who died Feb. 21 and left an estate estimated at $35,000.  Her two daughters, Mrs. Lillian A. Bradley of Point Loma and Mrs. Sylvia A. Everts of Los Angeles, filed the petition.

Source:  San Diego Union, March 8, 1933.

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.