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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.

Anna Gram
Source: The Labor World (Duluth, MN) August, 28, 1920; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Order for Hearing on Petition for Administration Under Chapt. 289 of the Laws of Minnesota for 1917.
St. Louis.-ss. In Probate Court.
In the Matter of the Estate of Anna Gram, Decedent.
Whereas, John J. Gram, having filed herein a duly verified petition, representing among other things that said decedent, then being a resident of St. Louis County, Minn., died intestate therein on the 16th day of August 1920; that said petitioner is the surviving spouse of said decedent; that the estate of said decedent consists of bonds and cash to the value of Sox Hundred Twenty-five Dollars ($625.00), all of which is claimed to be exempt from application to the payment of debts of said decedent, and praying that administration of said estate be granted and that at the first hearing the court make its decree assigning said estate forthwith to the persons thereunto entitled;
Now, therefore, it is ordered that said petition be heard before this court at the Probate Court Rooms, at Duluth, Minnesota, on Monday, the 13th day of September, 1920, at ten o'clock A. M., and all persons interested in said hearing and in said matter are hereby cited and required at said time and place to show cause, if any there be why said petition should not be granted.
It is further ordered, that this order be served by publication in The Labor World, according to law, and that a copy of this order be served on the county treasurer in St. Louis county, not less than ten days prior to said day of hearing.
Dated at Duluth, August 19th, 1920.
By the Court, S. W. GILPIN
Judge of Probate.
Attest: G. B. Gifford,
Clerk of Probate.
(Seal, Probate Ct. St. Louis Co., Minn.)
A. G. M'KNIGHT, Atty. For Petitioner.
L. W. Aug. 21-28-Sept. 4-1920.

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