A Peculiar Lawsuit
Miss Maggie MacDonald Sued by Her Brother and Sisters.
Miss Maggie MacDonald of Navesink has been threatened with a lawsuit of a peculiar nature. Eight years ago Miss MacDonald's father, William MacDonald, died. Miss MacDonald had cared for her father for a number of years and after his death it was found that he had deeded his place at Navesink to her as a recompense for her services. The consideration named in the deed was $1,000. Miss MacDonald had no knowledge of the deed until after it was recorded, in accordance with Mr. MacDonald's instructions.
Miss Macdonald has a brother, Charles MacDonald of Asbury Park. She also has two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Gardiner and Mrs. John McAllister of New York. They got it into their heads recently that Miss MacDonald ought to be made to account for the $1,000 named in the deed and they have placed the matter in the hands of R. T. Stout of Asbury Park. A demand has been made on Miss MacDonald for the thousand dollars and interest for eight years. Accompanying the demand was a notice that unless the amount was paid suit would be brought to recover it. Miss MacDonald has placed the matter in the hands of John E. Foster of Atlantic Highlands. It is hardly likely that the matter will get into court, and if it should it is still less likely the claimants will get anything.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Jan 29, 1902