Left 10,000 to Pet Horse
February 27, 1909
Mrs. Matilda Erb "provides a bequest of $10,000" to leave for the care of her favorite horse after she passes away.
Lititz, Pa., Feb. 17. – Mrs. Matilda Erb, who died here several days ago, was a great lover of animals, and among her pets was a bay mare, which had been in the family for a number of years. Mrs. Erb’s will, probated at Lancaster, provides a bequest of $10,000 for her favorite horse. The interest is to be used for the care of the animal as long as it is able to “get up and eat”. After it becomes disabled the will provides it is to be killed “in the easiest way possible.” Cameron E. Lane, a nephew, is one of the executors of the will and to him is intrusted the care of the horse.
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“Left 10,000 to Pet Horse,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed April 20, 2018, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1872.