The coroner’s inquest and the testimonies of the witness imply that George disinherited Grace, his daughter, but that was not true. He threatened to but never really did. George was not happy about her marriage. They did have words but according to Grace they reconciled before his death. It turns out he didn’t have a will. His estate was “intestate.”
Amarilla was appointed the Administrator of George’s estate. She had not wasted anytime in getting the probate process started.
The beginning stages of the probate process for the estate of George A. Barclay takes place at the end of 1898 in Cass County, Walker, Minnesota.
1. Application of petition of the Estate of George A. Barclay by Amarilla on November 1, 1898 . The personal property of said deceased does not exceed $5,000. She is appointed Special Administrator with a bond of $8,000.
2. Order for Hearing and Notice of Application for Appointment of Administrator – November 7, 1898: Appearance before the court on 8 Dec 1898 at 10 o’clock at Walker. In addition an order to publish once a week for three weeks in the Walker Pilot is included as required by law.
3. #1065 Order Appointing Administrator – December 8, 1898 – Amarilla is appointed on the petition of E.R. Sundberg. The bond was $15,000.