The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoax
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF DWIGHT W. MORROW
by Judge W Dennis Duggan, JFC
reprinted from The Albany County Bar Association Newsletter 01/04
Important News! 8/20/03 Forensic Evidence Removed By American Lindbergh Family
October 5, 1931
Admitted to Probate by the Surrogate of the County of Bergen, State of New
Jersey, on the 23rd day of October 1931, on which the Letters Testamentary
were issued to Elizabeth C. Morrow and Bankers Trust Company
DWIGHT W. MORROW, of Englewood, New Jersey, declare this to be my Will,
revoking all other wills and codicils heretofore made by me.
To my sisters (2) and brother $50,000 each.
To my wife's sisters (2) and her mother $25,000 each.
C. To the president of Amherst College $25,000. To a professor at Bowdoin College $25,000.
To a professor at Columbia University $25,000. To another friend $25,000.
To my secretary, Arthur S. Springer, $25,000.
To the Trustees of Amherst College $200,000.
To the Trustees of Smith College $200,000.
To the Smithsonian Institution $100,000.
To the Trustees of Columbia University $50,000 (for its Law School).
To the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York $50,000.
To the Association For Improving The Condition Of The Poor, New York
To the Englewood Hospital Association $50,000.
To the Social Service Federation of Englewood $20,000.
To the City of Englewood Free Library $10,000.
All the residue of my estate, including any lapsed legacies, and
subject to the payment of all transfer, succession or inheritance taxes,
either against my estate or the bequests made in this Will, I devise and
bequeath to my wife, Elizabeth C. Morrow, her heirs and assigns, to be her
I make no provision in this Will for my children and make my wife my residuary
legatee, with every confidence in her that she will provide for herself and my
children when and as she may determine is in her and their several best
interests. This expression of my confidence in her neither qualifies this
residuary bequest nor impresses a trust character thereon, the bequest being
absolute and free of all restrictions.
Will then goes on to authorize and empower the Executors to perform certain
acts in their discretion.] ...
Should my wife not survive me, then I appoint as the guardian of the property
and persons of my minor children surviving me, my brother Jay J. Morrow. No
bond shall be required of him as such guardian.
The Will is dated January 24, 1927.
(special thanks to Siglinde Rach for contributing this information to the LKH Public Forum)
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