Found her on the 1880 Livingston, Columbia, New York census (dist 23 img 15) as
, age 20, keeping house.
Found her on the 1900 Taghkanic, Columbia, New York census (dist 29 img 18) as
age 41. Has given birth to 0 children.
Found her on the 1910 Taghkanic, Columbia, New York census (dist 33 img 12) as
District Attorney N. LeVan Haver won a notable victory in a will contest case which occupied much time of the court and jury in Columbia county for five days last week, during which some 30 witnesses were sworn and consideriable expert testimony was presented.
The case involved the will of Annie S. Fingar
, formerly of West Taghkanic, Columbia county who was in her 82nd year when she died, July, 1939. The will was executed in December, 1934, and was drawn by Robert B. Patrie, surrogate of Columbia county, who was named executor. Because of this fact trial was had before Judge Bailey, surrogate of Putnam county, and a jury.
Mr. Haver appeared for a nephew and niece of Mrs. Fingar, Zelda Sheldon
of West Taghkanic and her brother, Hoyt Sheldon
of California. The two are children of Mrs. Fingar's deceased brother, the Rev. Harry Sheldon
, and under Mrs. Fingar's will were to receive $500 each. The remainder of the estate, upwards $10,000 being involved, was split among the 11 nephews and nieces of Mrs. Fingar and her deceased husband, Elias Fingar
Breaking of the will, the validity of which was contested by Attorney Haver on the ground that ??tatrix was not of sound mind when she made and executed the instrument, would result in the entire estate going to the nephew and niece represented by Mr. Haver, as the only surviving blood relations.
At the conclusion of the long drawn out trial the jury brought a verdict to the effect that ??atrix was not of sound and losing mind at the time the will was made. In effect this de??? the will to probate.
Opposing Mr. Haver was William Hawver of Hudson, who appeared for Surrogate Patrie Har??? Wilson of Hudson, who represented some of Elias Fingar's nephews and nieces, and former Supreme Court Justice Ellis J. Staley trial counsel for propo??? of the will.
The case attracted much attention during the five days it was in progress, particularly on the part of other attorneys. The Kingston Daily Freeman
January 30, 1940