Changed name for fortune

1954: Grizel Thomson changed her last name to Inge, and as a result inherited $3,500,000. In 2015 money, according to the inflation calculator, that would be about $30 million. Not bad for a name change.

I can't find any recent info about the Inge fortune, and whether possession of that last name is still required to get the money.

Kansas City Times - Jan 29, 1954

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Dec 28, 2015
     Category: Death | Money | 1950s

The only person who could have been considered more excessively prideful than the woman who died would have been Miss Thomson Inge if she had refused to comply in order to inherit.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/28/15 at 08:44 AM
Kind'a answers that old question; "What is in a name?"
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/28/15 at 09:37 AM
For that amount of inheritance you can call me "Mud."
Posted by KDP on 12/28/15 at 11:17 AM
You've got it, KDP. People do a lot of things they aren't too proud of for much less than $30 million. Count me in.

The amount is negotiable.
Posted by Harvey on 12/28/15 at 11:35 PM
I bid $2.17
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/29/15 at 12:13 AM
4,500 acres of farmland in Staffordshire is worth $25-30 million now. Can't imagine what that much land in Wales is worth -- you'd probably be one of the top ten landowners in the country.

The name change seems appropriate -- she was marrying a fortune, even though it didn't have a man attached to it.
Posted by Phideaux on 12/29/15 at 02:10 AM
So if your a man who falls in love with Grizel and want to marry her, does that make your true intentions questionable? Is he marrying me for love or money? I imagine to marry her would seem scandalous to many.

Either way, people don't remember my name, just my actions. I personally would marry her for love, enjoying the money along the way and figure out a way to hyphenate my name to keep my last name.
Posted by gfoster on 12/29/15 at 05:59 PM
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