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Consent of Special Guardian in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman. Sheldon F. Roe is appointed as guardian of the three infants, filed March 28, 1938.Document013909
Deposition of One Subscribing Witness in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman. Sworn testimony of Walter C. Garey that he witnessed the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman, filed March 28, 1938.Document013910
Petition for the Appointment of Appraiser in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of Edward M. Lowman. Contains list of all interested parties and their addresses. Signed by Edward L. Lowman and Elizabeth Lowman Hall, as they swore the petition to be true. Filed August 24, 1939.Document013911
Check from John Fiester to E.L. Lowman and Elizabeth L. Hall, executors, dated August 29, 1939.Document013912
Order Appointing Appraiser in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of Edward M. Lowman for the purpose of taxation. John L. Fiester, Chemung County Treasurer, was appointed as the appraiser, filed August 31, 1939.Document013913
John Fiester sets date of September 22, 1939 aat 10 AM as the day for the appraisal, dated September 2, 1939. Edrie S. Dalton swore that she delivered the annexed notice of appraisal to each interested person on September 5, 1939, sworn September 9, 1939. A copy of the appraisal report is attached.Document013914
Return and Schedules in the matter of the appraisal under the estate tax law of the estate of Edward M. Lowman. Contains general information, several schedules, sworn testimony by Hovey E. Copley that he is familiar with real property values and his report (sworn June 9, 1939) and the Will. Filed September 25, 1939.Document013915
Order Assessing Tax in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of Edward M. Lowman, filed October 6, 1939.Document013916
Notice of Entry of Order Assessing Tax in the matter of the estate of Edward M. Lowman. Lists beneficiaries and their share of the taxes. Filed November 6, 1939.Document013917
Petition and Account in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the account of Edward L. Lowman and Elizabeth Lowman Hall of their proceedings as executors of the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman. EDward L. Lowman and Elizabeth Lowman Hall petition the court to settle the Will and both swear that they know the contents of the foregoing petition and believe it to be true (sworn March 26, 1941), a report from the executors with several schedules (dated March 26, 1941), sworn testimony from the executors that vouchers and moneys have been handled properly and several schedules. Filed March 28, 1941.Document013918
Note saying that Ann Breslin was a Notary Public in New Jersey.Document013919
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the account of Edward L. Lowman and Elizabeth Lowman Hall of their proceedings as executors of the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman, signed by Ann Breslin, dated April 8, 1941.Document013920
Sworn testimony of Lt. William D. Nash that he served the annexed citation upon Henry W. Sleeper on March 30, 1941 by hand delivery, signed March 30, 1941.Document013921
Citation for Judicial Settlement in the matter of the estate of Edward M. Lowman. Both executors invite interested parties to show cause why the Will should not be settled. Dated March 28, 1941.Document013922
Sworn testimony of Hovey Copley that he served a citation on Mary C. Knapp by hand delivery on April 1, 1941. Dated April 30, 1941.Document013923
Testate Estate stating that the executors and all beneficiaries were sent a letter on March 28, 1938.Document013924
Sworn testimony of Elizabeth Lowman Hall that she served the annexed citation by hand delivery. The citation for the infant Hanry W. Sleepter was given to his brother, R. Burnham Sleeper, Jr. The citation for the infant Ines C. Lowman was given to her grandmother.Document013925
Citation for Judicial Settlement in the matter of the estate of Edward Lowman, petitioning the court to allow the estate to be judicially settled and allowed as filed. March 28, 1941.Document013926
Sworn testimony by Edward L. Lowman that he served the annexed citation upon John G. Copley by hand delivery, April 14, 1941.Document013927
Citation for Judicial Settlement in the matter of the estate of Edward M. Lowman, petitioning the court to allow the estate to be judicially setted as filed, March 28, 1941.Document013928
Sworn testimony of Edgar Denton,III that he served the annexed citation upon Ines L. Sleeper by delivering it to her in Syracuse, NY, April 14, 1941.Document013929
Decree in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the account of Edward L. Lowman and Elizabeth Lowman Hall of their preoceedings as executors of the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman, filed May 14, 1941.Document013930
Note stating the Frederick T. Kett is a Natary Public, May 3, 1941.Document013931
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of Edward M. Lowman. Malden C. Lowman consents that the account of the executors should be judicially settled and allowed as filed, May 1, 1941.Document013932
Satisfactions of Decree in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of te Account of Edward L. Lowman and Elizabeth Lowmen Hall of their proceedings as executors of the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman. Receipt from Special Guardian, Robert McDowell for money received (May 17, 1941), and certification from both executors that they have been paid their commissions (May 16, 1941).Document013933
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