George ernest wason dies 1893

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George ernest wason dies 1893 - to to. on 1 THIRTY DRIKK^A DAY. Colonel...
to to. on 1 THIRTY DRIKK^A DAY. Colonel Ingersoll Thinks George Wason’s Brain Was Affected Thereby. There seems to be some question In the minds of people connected with the will of George E. Wason as to the number of drinks a man can master before he Is In turn mastered. Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll Is trying to prove that thirty drinks a clay, anyway, Is too much. The will came up In the Suffolk I’robato Court yesterday and the colonel Is engaged as coun.sel for contestants. contestants. George Ernest Wason died Feb, 11 last. His property v.’ao valued at from .$ 100 , 0 <k) to $5jO.OOO. He left a will giving his entire entire property to his only child and his mother. .Mrs. Alice Tunayensis. His widow objected to being disinherited and promptly took measures to contest the will. At the time of his death she luul been separate i from licr hu.sba.id for several several years, and was living In New York. Divorce proceedings begun by both parties parties were pe:iding. Wason at the time of his death was L- yeurs old. Mviden'C for the probate of the wdl was brief. Then (’olonei Ingersoll look a hand and siiited that the will wouhl be coif tested on the ground that deceased was not of HOund mind when the will was made, and that he was addicted to liquor since his fifieeath year. All the wltncsse.s ye.sterduy were called to prove that \N aEoi. was a hard and steady thinker. Twcnly-tlve to thirty drinks a d;iy was the average settled on. One wltne.sa said: “lie alwuy.s talked about his boy, whom he loved, but liquor was his gol. He told me that he averaged thirty drinks a day, I saw him drink half a pailful of liquor at once.” V’’arlous experts on dipsomania testified that if deceased had d^unk since his fifteenth fifteenth year, and in the manner witnesses stated, his rnlnd must have been affected and he must have been Incapable of mak- th*. Ing a will. The case comes up again to- to the the to It the the say for the he He Intellectual by ^ day*

Clipped from Boston Post14 Dec 1893, ThuPage 2

Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts)14 Dec 1893, ThuPage 2
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