No. 38167.

69 Wn.2d 238 (1966)

417 P.2d 942

In the Matter of the Estate of ELIZABETH L. SHAW, Deceased. JOHN KOHL DANKS, Appellant, v. WANDA L. BROOKS et al., Respondents

The Supreme Court of Washington, Department Two.

September 8, 1966.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gordon L. Creighton and Charles S. Helm, for appellant.

Shidler, McBroom & Gates, William H. Gates, Jr., James R. Irwin, and Jerry T. Haggarty, for respondents.


This is a will construction case arising out of two paragraphs in the will of Elizabeth L. Shaw, a widow, who passed away on April 3, 1963. The sole issue is whether Mrs. Shaw, by her will, intended to bequeath a portion of the residue of her estate to appellant, her grandson John Kohl Danks (formerly Ross L. Shaw, Jr.).

Briefly, the pertinent familial background is as follows: The testatrix, Elizabeth L. Shaw, had three children, George S. Shaw...

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