Inherits $64,000

by Laurel | January 28th, 2007

[A vast fortune in 1915. Article adapted from the Adams County News, Gettysburg, PA. Published 17 July 1915, page 3.]

Unexpected Fortune Suddenly Comes to W. E. Huntington.

While looking for work in Hagerstown, W. E. Huntington, formerly of Holyoke, Mass., received news that a fortune of $64,000 was awaiting him in Holyoke.

He was officially informed that the trust estate of Zachariah Huntington, of Holyoke, a relative of Mr. Huntington, has expired, and the lawyers who are settling up the estate have eposted the funds in bank and filed with the court the list of sales of real estate owned by the elder Huntington to the amount of over $100,000, and they have asked for a distribution. It is reported that one of the heirs has been ruled out and the court will pass on the claims of the other heirs, there being two remaining, including W. E. Huntington, and allot them their shares.

Mr. Huntington, since going to Hagerstown several months ago, has been working at anything he could find. He came from Salem, where he had lost his household goods in a fire, and asked for credit at a furniture store and got it. Huntington and wife are now ready to take life easy.

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