Lawsuit - Mrs. Silas Walker against Mrs. Margaret Walker - Humboldt Independent - 5 Sep 1895
QUESTION OF INHERITANCE. t>or« the Son Inherit From the Fntlirr, nr Vlri. Vrrau? Itriti.iNriToN, September 1.—Cne nf the fulii eases shortly to be tried here in Hie district court is the suit of Mrs. Martin Walker against the mother of her late husband.'to (letermine whether the late Martin Walker inherited from his father, nr whether the father inherited from the snn. The three men of the Walker family went bathing anil were all drowned. Martin went to the rescue of his uncle, who was drowning, nnd was unnhle to save him or to regain the shore himself. The father, Silas Walker, then plunged in, was grasped around the neck by hifl son and both were drowned. The young- widow claims the son survived his father a few seconds, nnd therefore inherited two- thirds of his father's estate. The elder widow claims the reverse, and that if her son inherited two-thirds his immediate death, if he die last, would revert the property to her as his mother, and as she already had one- third, the entire estate is now hers Able attorneys have been retained on both sides and a hot and bitter contest will be the result. A question of ten seconds time means thousands of dollars toeither woman, as the Walkers were quite wealthy.