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Chester A. Congdon
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Tuesday, November 13, 1917; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Only Property in Minnesota Included-Other Real Estate of Equal Value.

Only the property within the state of Minnesota is included in the petition for final accounting of the estate of the late Chester A. Congdon which was filed by the executors in probate court yesterday. It is said that real estate outside of Minnesota will total as much or more than within the state. Final account does not include the United States revenue tax prescribed in an act of Sept. 8, 1916, before the late Mr. Congdon's death, which will also take from $500,000 to $1,000,000 from the state based on 10 per cent of the inheritance.

Only the personal property of the estate is enumerated in the final account, save for the mention of real estate in St. Louis, Cook, Hennepin, Itasca, Lake, Crow Wing, Becker, Clearwater and Mahnomen counties in Minnesota. The entire personal property of the estate totals $6,487,036.42. Of this $2,000 is represented in cash from the sale of real estate, $25,907.25, interest and profits, and $734,571.79 other sources. The total cost of the administration of the estate was $57,929.96.

Funeral expenses, including sickness and burial lot totals $10,962.40. The taxes are apportioned as follows: Personal property, $8,292.91; real estate, $5,143.05; United States income, $4,803.99 and inheritance, $168,177.38.

Claims of creditors filed against the estate total $6,836.13. Legacies and bequests include $25,000 to Clara B. Congdon by the terms of the will and the law library valued at $2,000 given to Robert Congdon. Residue of the personal property for distribution as shown by the recapitulation after all disbursements have been deducted is $6,194,634.50. Only other real estate mentioned is the "Glensheen" homestead in Duluth.

Executors to the final account are Clara B. Congdon, widow, and Walter B. Congdon, E. C. Congdon and Marjorie Congdon. Other heirs aside from the executors mentioned in the final petition are Helen, Elizabeth and Robert Congdon.

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