The Dallas Journal, Volume 53, 2007 Page: 78
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Henry Pollack Trunk Company
Pollack, to the exclusion of his relatives; and that at such time he was capable of knowing and
understanding, and did know and understand, the effect of his act in signing and executing such will.
That at the time of signing and executing such will, the said Henry Pollack had the capacity to know
and did know the object of his bounty and her claims upon him; and had the capacity to know and did know
his relatives, who they were, their inheritable interest in his estate, and their, and any, claims upon his
That said Henry Pollack died without leaving any child or children, and was survived by his wife, the
said Mrs. Walula Pollack, and by his brothers and sisters and/or their descendants, the Contestants herein.
That immediately upon the execution of his said will, viz: on November 1st 1934. the said Henry
Pollack took possession of the same and, after his death, which occurred on February 9th, 1940 it was
found in his safety deposit box in the Liberty State Bank of Dallas, Texas.
That at the time said Henry Pollack signed said will, dated November 1st 1934, which was introduced
in evidence and offered for probate as his last will and testament, he requested C. K. Ballard and Miss
Cathleen Smith to be subscribing witnesses thereto; that both of said parties were then more than fourteen
years of age, and are and were credible witnesses; that Henry Pollack signed and executed said instrument,
on November 1st 1934, in the presence of said two witnesses, both of whom saw him sign the same; that at
the time said Henry Pollack signed and executed said will as above stated, he declared to said witnesses
that the same was his last will and testament and requested them to sign the same as witnesses, as aforesaid;
that at the request of said Henry Pollack, and immediately after he signed and executed said will dated
November 1st 1934, the said C. K. Bullard and the said Miss Cathleen Smith each signed the same as
subscribing witnesses in the presence of said Henry Pollack, and in the presence of each other, and each
said witness saw the said Henry Pollack sign said will and saw each other sign the same, at the time of its
execution; and that said will has not been revoked by the said Henry Pollack, now deceased.
It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that the relief sought in the amended
application of the said Mrs. Walula Pollack for the probate of the will dated November 1St 1934, and which
has been offered and is now in evidence in this cause, for probate, as the last will and testament of the said
Henry Pollack, deceased, and which said will the jury found and the court here now finds is the last will
and testament of said decedent, and for confirmation of said Mrs. Walula Pollack as executrix of decedent's
said will. and estate, and for letters testamentary - be and the same is hereby in all things granted; that all
grounds of objection to and contest of said application, and of decedent's said will, and its probate, by the
said Mrs. Lottie Hart, Joseph Pollack, Bernard Sam Freefield, Mrs. Esther Hirsch, Henry A. Freefield and
Mrs. Della Rose, and each of them, be and the same are hereby in all things denied; that all of the grounds
of objection to and contest of said application, and of decedent's said will, and its probate, by all of the
hereinabove named parties, and each of them, who made no appearance in this cause, in this court, but
wholly made default, be and they are hereby
declared to have been waived and said parties are hereby forever stopped from asserting any such.
It is further ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court, and the court here now finds that the will
dated November 1S' 1934, and which has been offered and is now in evidence in this cause, for probate as,
and which has been decreed to be, the last will and testament of said Henry Pollack, deceased, is in words
and figures as follows, to-wit:
"THE STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF DALLAS
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
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