Better late than never- John Morse’s Will
Like Andrew Borden, Uncle John Morse did not give much thought to making a will as he aged. Andrew never did get around to it, although he mentioned it and his intent to do so eventually. He even decided he should leave a little something to the Old Folks Home on Highland Ave. Uncle John’s will is interesting, and made on February 20, 1912, only about a week before he died. Well, better late than never! Photo copy, Ancestry.com
So how much was John Morse actually worth?? Any idea?
According to his will he had stocks in Fall River Mills, a lot of real estate and money in the bank in New Bedford and Hastings. I imagine with no wife or children, he had accumulated a tidy sum. Sad he only left 10 bucks to his half-sister!
I had a hard time reading that even with a magnifying glass. Guess I’m getting old. Seemed a little cheap to me. Ten dollars? Okay, anyway in John’s inquest Knowlton asked him if he was a man of property and he said yes. And then Knowlton inquired further and said, “Can you leave on the interest of ur real estate?” and he said, “Yes.”
If you are on an Apple you can drag the photo onto your desktop and use the enlarge tool. I think with a PC you can just right click and save, then use the + to increase the text. Yes, 10 bucks was REALLY a cheapskate 🙂
Actually I just used the Command and the + sign on the photo (Mac) and it enlarged everything.
Thanks, Shelley, I’m just on a cheap little Chromebook. I like them bc they’re fast and virus proof. I only pull out the big guns (MacBook Pro) when I have to edit my podcast. Just noticed I misspelled the word “live” and wrote “leave.” Hope u figured that one out. Too much good weed. Oops!