Woman’s Search for Her Birth Mother Leads to Share of Jell-O Fortune

This story has been making the rounds but I couldn’t resist this title not being on my blog.

The beneficiary (as I’m sure she is finally happy to be called) is Elizabeth McNabb who’s 1/3 share is worth about $3.5 million. And according to Law.com she deserves it, having cared for more than 160 emergency-care foster children during her life.

McNabb was the product of an affair and a well-kept family secret. Her father was married to another woman. Shortly after McNabb’s birth and adoption, her mother married another man.

McNabb’s great-grandfather, she also learned, was Orator Francis Woodward, a Leroy, N.Y., entrepreneur who purchased a business making a flavored gelatin known as “Jell-O” from his neighbor for $450 in 1899.

The rest is worth reading for both the law and the facts.

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