Matter of Gehrig

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second DepartmentMar 12, 1951
278 AD 702 (N.Y. App. Div. 1951)
278 AD 702103 N.Y.S.2d 288278 App. Div. 702

278 A.D. 702
103 N.Y.S.2d 288 In the Matter of the Accounting of JAMES N. GEHRIG, as Surviving Executor and Trustee under the Will of VALENTINE ACKLEY, Deceased. HENRY E. ACKLEY, Individually and as Executor of the Will of SARAH K. ACKLEY, Deceased, Appellant; ELAINE A. MCNALLY et al., Respondents. Supreme Court of New York, Second Department. March 12, 1951

         In a proceeding for the settlement of the account of an executor and trustee and for construction of a will, decree of the Surrogate's Court, Nassau County, insofar as appealed from, reversed on the law, with costs to all parties filing briefs, payable out of the estate, and it is adjudged that under the third paragraph of the will, one half of the remainder, on the death of the life tenant, vested in the testator's son Howard, who had survived the testator. The matter is remitted to the Surrogate's Court for the making of another decree distributing the assets of the estate in accordance with the foregoing determination. The direction in the will that upon the death of the life beneficiary the principal of the trust be paid in equal shares to the children and the issue of any deceased child, served to vest in each of the two children of the testator a vested share of the remainder upon their surviving the testator. ( Matter of Montgomery, 258 A.D. 64, affd. 282 N.Y. 713; Connelly v. O'Brien, 166 N.Y. 406; Matter of Watson, 262 N.Y. 284, 298, 299; Vanderzee v. Slingerland, 103 N.Y. 47, 53, 54; Nelson v. Russell, 135 N.Y. 137.)

          Carswell, Acting P. J., Johnston, Sneed, Wenzel and MacCrate, JJ., concur.