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William F. and John H. to Get Principal at Age of 28
Mrs. Madeleine T. Dick, who died at Palm Beach, Fla., on March 27, left her estate in trust for the benefit of two of her sons, William Force Dick and John Henry Dick of Islip, L. I., it was learned yesterday in Surrogate's Court, where her will was filed for probate. The petition formally valued the estate at "more than $20,000."

In her will, dated Aug. 31, 1933, Mrs. Dick said she was making no provision for her son, John Jacob Astor, because he had been amply provided for. Mrs. Dick directed that her estate be held in trust for the benefit of her two younger sons and that they receive the accumulated interest on reaching 21 and the principal when they are 28 years old. The petition said that William was more than 21 and that John would reach his majority next May.

Mrs. Dick was first married to Colonel John Jacob Astor, head of the Astor family in this country, who lost his life in the Titanic disaster. Her second marriage was to William K. Dick and ended in a divorce. Her third marriage was to the Italian pugilist Enzo Fiermonte, which also ended in a divorce.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) MRS. DICK'S ESTATE LEFT TO 2 OF SONS (New York Times, Wednesday 10th April 1940, ref: #3276, published 27 July 2004, generated 1st August 2021 04:54:28 PM); URL :