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She Left a Gross of $1,149,142 and Net of $983,637
Mrs. Madeleine Force Astor Dick Fiermonte, who died on March 27, 1940, left a gross estate of $1,149,142, according to an accounting filed in Surrogate's Court yesterday by P. Lyndon Dodge of 1095 Park Avenue, and Francis L. Robbins of Woodbury, L. I. The inventory covers the period from May 23, 1940, to March 31, 1941.

The accounting shows that there is a total of $983,637 on hand after deductions for administration expenses, distribution of legacies and the payment of creditor claims. The executors reported that neither the New York State nor Federal estate taxes had been paid but that $40,000 had been deposited with the State Tax Commission on account of the estate tax.

Mrs. Dick left her residuary estate in trust to her sons, John Henry Dick and William Force Dick, and explained in her will that her other son, John Jacob Astor, had previously been amply provided for. She bequeathed him a diamond solitaire ring valued at $50,000 and a pearl necklace worth $1,525. She also provided for an annuity of $12,000 for her mother, Mrs. Katherine T. Force.

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