Appeal, No. 100, Jan. T., 1957, from decree of Orphans' Court of Delaware County, 1956, No. 59, in re estate of Cornelia R. Crooks, deceased. Decree affirmed.
Albert J. Crawford, Jr., with him Joseph A. McTear, Crawford & Graham, and Smyth, Straub & Thistle, for appellant.
Arthur C. Dorrance, Jr., with him Robert E. Porter, Barnes, Dechert, Price, Myers & Rhoads, and Greenwell, Porter, Smaltz & Royal, for appellee.
Before Jones, C.j., Bell, Chidsey, Musmanno, Arnold, Jones and Cohen, JJ.
OPINION BY MR. JUSTICE BELL
Cornelia R. Crooks died on September 13, 1955. She was survived by her husband, Joseph H. Crooks, and a minor daughter by a previous marriage, Charlene V. Hart. She had a daughter, Patricia Joanne Crooks, who predeceased the testatrix and died on July 2, 1955
at the age of three months. The Register of Wills of Delaware County granted letters of administration to decedent's husband, Joseph H. Crooks, on September 19, 1955, on the basis of his petition alleging that his wife had died intestate.
After letters of administration had been issued, a will and an additional testamentary writing were found among the decedent's effects. The will was as follows:
I leave everything I own to my husband ...