Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 246

Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 246

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: her by the marriage contract; and during the last twenty years has assiduously sought to enlarge her estate in the realty of her deceased husband. This is her fifth appearance in this court in her efforts to acquire more property than she agreed to accept in full satisfaction of her marriage with Moran. See 122 M0. 295; 132 Mo. 73; 151 M0. 555; 173 Mo._ 207. On the 27th day of November, 1899, she instituted this action against the adopted son of her husband for dower in the 500-acre tract occupied by him; and also claimed damages for the deforcement of her dower in that tract. Defendant pleaded the marriage contract as a bar to plaintiff 's dower; but this court held that said contract was not based on a sufficient consideration, and did not bar the plaintifi's right to dower. The first appeal in this particular cause resulted in a reversal and remanding of the cause for new trial. Moran v. Stewart, 173 M0. 207. Moran v. Stewart. On May 25, 1903 (after the cause was remanded by this court), defendant amended his answer so as to admit the plaintiif's right to dower in the 500-acre tract occupied by him; but asserted that he had made several thousand dollars worth of permanent _improvements on the property since the death of Moran, and prayed that the value of these improvements be deducted from any dower that might be assigned to her. Defendant in his amended answer also averred that plaintifl' was entitled to dower and homestead in the 106-acre tract occupied by her. That the said 106-acre tract was equal in value to one-third of all the real estate of her deceased husband, and prayed that dower be assigned to her in all the real estate of deceased, including the 106-acre tract. In plaintiff's reply, more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123686655X
  • 9781236866554