Appeal from decree of Orphans' Court of Fayette County, Sept. T., 1964, No. 158, in re estate of Carrie Brown, deceased.
Robert L. Webster, for appellee.
Bell, C. J., Musmanno, Jones, Cohen, Eagen, O'Brien and Roberts, JJ. Opinion by Mr. Chief Justice Bell. Mr. Justice Jones concurs in the result.
Was the unsigned holographic instrument, dated January 15, 1957, a will?
Carrie Brown died on August 2, 1962, leaving to survive her two sons, four daughters, two granddaughters, and one grandson. On September 4, 1962, Mae Stickel, a daughter of Carrie Brown, applied for Letters of Administration, which were issued to her on that date. On January 30, 1963, Emma Brown, another daughter, came to the Register's Office, (a) paid the inheritance tax,*fn1 and (b) offered for probate the following holographic instrument:
I Carrie Brown will all my money property and possessions to Emma and Effie
Effie to be the Executrix
The Register at that time and later, after hearing testimony refused to probate the ...