Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ena accepts a smaller bequest

July 31, 1933

Former Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain has accepted "a settlement of $40,00,000 on the $100,000 bequest" left to her by the late Alexander P. Moore, who once served as the American ambassador to Spain.

Moore's executor told the Associated Press that he "reached the settlement" at a recent meeting with Victoria Eugenia and her advisers at Fontainebleau, France.

At the time of Moore's death, his estate was worth about $1,500,000, but has "since shrunk to about $700,000."

Alexander Moore was a former Pittsburgh publisher.  He also served as ambassador to Peru.  He died in 1930.

[Adjusting for inflation, the Queen received $701,000 from the Moore estate.]

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