A wealthy man left his estate to his daughter, intending that his only brother should be her guardian. The document was awkwardly constructed, one of the sections reading: "My daughter must... See full summary »

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William Garwood ...
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A wealthy man left his estate to his daughter, intending that his only brother should be her guardian. The document was awkwardly constructed, one of the sections reading: "My daughter must live under the same roof with her uncle until she is of age; and be married under that same roof before her twenty-first birthday or else her fortune goes to the aforesaid uncle." What the man really meant was that his daughter could not wed without her uncle's consent before she was twenty-one. What he really did say was that she had to marry under his roof before reaching her majority. The fortune was fairly large and the uncle was tricky. He determined not to let the girl marry any one and thereby secure the money himself. For a time it looked as though his scheme would be successful, but a shrewd man found a way to circumvent him. This resourceful individual was a justice of the peace, and a great friend of the girl's father, and the sheriff of the county with whom she was in love. He put a job... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 May 1913 (USA)  »

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