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In re Voorhis’s Estate
New York County Surrogate’s Court
27 N.Y.S.2d 818 (1941)
Julia Voorhis executed a will that created multiple trusts, including one for the purpose of placing monuments and markers on her family’s burial plot in a specified cemetery. Voorhis was related to General William Clark, one of the leaders of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition, and her family plot had a substantial, expensive monument to Clark on it. Initially, money from the trust was spent on insurance to repair or replace Clark’s monument in case of damage. However, a court was asked to determine the continuing validity of this trust.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Delehanty, J.)
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