Rose's Lawyer

Rose did not have a will when she drowned off the Port of Cape Fear near Wilmington, North Carolina. In a deposition given after her death a Lawyer named A.M.Waddell
came forth and testified that that Rose had given him a will during her return voyage on the Condor from Europe. He testified that when the lifeboat capsized he had the will in his jacket pocket.
As the boat overturned one of the members on board grabbed for something to cling to and caught his pocket, ripping it and the enclosed will from his person. The court ruled that without being able to produce the will that Rose died intestate and her belongings were sold at public auction.

Below are photos of A. M. Waddell