Estate of Levity: Holographic Wills

George Harris was a Canadian farmer when he died in a tractor accident in 1948. When friends went back to the scene of the accident days later,  they noticed some writing scratched on the fender of Harris’ tractor. It read “In case I die in this mess, I leave all to the wife. Cecil George Harris.” They removed the fender from the tractor and submitted it to the Surrogate Court in the District of Kerrobert, which duly admitted it as Harris’ Last Will and Testament. It's safe to say that this "will" would not be admitted to probate in New York.  

 

 
 
 

 

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