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THOMPSON WILL (11/09/53)

November 9, 1953

THOMPSON WILL


Appeal, No. 127, March T., 1953, from decree of Orphans' Court of Beaver County, Dec. T., 1951, No. 52, in Appeal of James Thompson from Probate of Will of George Thompson, etc. Decree affirmed.

COUNSEL

Robert L. Orr, With him Leonard L. Ewing and Reed, Ewing & Ray, for appellant.

George Hardy Rowley, with him Whiteman, Voorhies, Dilley & Keck and Joseph A. Tritschler, for appellee.

Before Stern, C.j., Stearne, Jones, Bell, Chidsey, Musmanno and Arnold, JJ.

Author: Stearne

[ 375 Pa. Page 194]

OPINION BY MR. JUSTICE ALLEN M. STEARNE

In an appeal from a decree of the Orphans' Court of Beaver County affirming decree of the register of

[ 375 Pa. Page 195]

    wills probating a paper writing purporting to be the will of decedent, the sole question is whether or not such writing is testamentary in character. The paper reads:

"July 7, 1949

"Dear Catherine:

"Just a few lines to let you know I am starting to Monaca, and I was very much pleased with the vacation. Catherine, I want you to know you are to get all I have when I die. Tell Mary Agnes and David that Uncle ...


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