PROOF
Bea Elizabeth Phillips is NOT the daughter of James & Adeline Dalton!

Bea Elizabeth Phillips was alive at the time, but she's not listed as an heir.

The only surviving family member not listed is Emmett Dalton who was under arrest for his part in the Coffeyville bank robbery. He received life-threatening injuries in the robbery and was under medical care.



1892 probate & death affidavit for Bob & Grat Dalton following their failed October 5, 1892 bank robbery in Coffeyville, KS

Coffeyville

PROBATE COURT

Montgomery County, Kansas

Robt & Gratton Dalton
Deceased

Filed: Oct 15th 1892
Daniel Cline
Probate Judge

Final Settlement
Discharged May 2 1895

source: Coffeyville Library, Coffeyville, Kansas

AFFIDAVIT OF THE DEATH OF

Robert Dalton Gratton Dalton
Deceased

By: W M Dalton

Filed: Oct 15th 1892

Daniel Cline
Probate Judge

W.M. Dalton is Mason Frakes Dalton who went by William Marion Dalton.

source: Coffeyville Library, Coffeyville, Kansas

AFFIDAVIT OF DEATH

STATE OF KANSAS, Montgomery County -- SS.
In the Probate Court, in and for said County.

In the matter of the Estate of Robt. Dalton & Gratton Dalton late of said County, deceased.

On the 15th day of October A.D. 1892, personally appeared before me, the undersigned Judge of said Court, W.M. Dalton who being by me duly sworn, according to law, doth upon his oath depose and say that Robert Dalton and Gratton Dalton died on the 5th day of October A.D. 1892 at Montgomery County, and State aforesaid, that to the best of his knowledge and belief, the names and places of residence of the heirs of the deceased are as follows, to-wit:

Adeline L Dalton mother of the deceased, Kingfisher, Ok
Charles B Dalton (brother of deceased) Kingfisher Ok
Henry C. (ditto)
Mrs. E.D. Whipple sister (ditto)
and Miss Leona Dalton sister (ditto)
Simon M Dalton brother (ditto) minor
Nannie (ditto)
and that deceased died without a will, as affiant verily believes. And further states that the said Robt Dalton & Gratton Dalton died seized and possessed of personal estate consisting chiefly of cash, gold watches jewelry, six shooters, Winchester Saddles & bridles. One horse and a diamond ring.

all of said estate being estimated to be worth about Twenty Six hundred Dollars

Your petitioner wold therefore respectfully pray that your honor will grant Letters of Administration to him the undersigned

W.M. Dalton

subscribed and sworn to before me, the day and years first above written.

Daniel Cline, Probate Judge

Heirs of deceased (Robt. & Gratton Dalton)

Adeline L Dalton mother of the deceased, Kingfisher, Ok
Charles B Dalton (brother of deceased) Kingfisher Ok
Henry C. (ditto)
Mrs. E.D. Whipple sister (ditto)
and Miss Leona Dalton sister (ditto)
Simon M Dalton brother (ditto) minor
Nannie (ditto)

Why isn't Bea Elizabeth Phillips listed?

source: Coffeyville Library, Coffeyville, Kansas

State of Kansas
County of Montgomery SS.

We the undersigned heirs of Gratton Dalton and Robert Dalton, deceased, hereby renounce all legal right no by law vested in us respectively, to administer upon the estates of the said Gratton Dalton and Robert Dalton, deceased.

Attst: B.F. Ralls

Signed: Adeline L. Dalton
C.B. Dalton
H.C. Dalton
L. Dalton
Mrs. E.D. Whipple
Leona Dalton

Relinquishment

Filed Oct 15th 1892

Samuel Cline
Probate Judge

Signators on the probate:

Adeline L. Dalton mother
C.B. Dalton Charles Benjamin Dalton, brother
H.C. Dalton Henry Coleman Dalton, brother
L. Dalton Lit Dalton, brother
Mrs. E.D. Whipple Eva Dalton Whipple, sister
Leona Dalton minor sister

Why didn't Bea Elizabeth Phillips sign it? ... Could it be she is no relation to the family?

source: Coffeyville Library, Coffeyville, Kansas


A list of the 15 children of James L. Dalton and Adeline L. Younger Dalton. All living children are accounted for on the probate except for Emmett.

If Bea Elizabeth Phillips was an heir and a sister to Robert & Gratton Dalton, why didn't she show up for the probate hearing? Why isn't she listed as an heir?

Source: Emmett Dalton's List of Children.

  1. C.B. Dalton – listed on the probate
  2. H.C. Dalton – listed on the probate
  3. Louis Kossuth Dalton – deceased
  4. Lit Dalton – listed on the probate
  5. Lelia Dalton – deceased
  6. Frank Dalton – deceased
  7. Gratton Dalton – deceased, killed in bank robbery
  8. W.M. "Bill" Dalton – listed on the probate
  9. Mrs. Eva Dalton Whipple – listed on the probate
  10. Robert Dalton – deceased, killed in bank robbery
  11. Emmett Dalton – wounded, not expected to live
  12. Leona Dalton – listed on the probate
  13. Nannie Dalton – listed on the probate, a minor
  14. Simon Dalton – listed on the probate, a minor
  15. Hannah Dalton – deceased

Robt. Dalton proboble Estate
Cash $900.00
1 gold watch & chain $50.00
1 set of jewelry $10.00
1 pr. six shooters (Colts) $26.00
1 Winchester Rifle $20.00
1 saddle & bridle $15.00
$1021.00

Gratton Dalton proboble Estate
1 diamond ring $50.00
1 horse $50.00
saddle & bridle $15.00
gold watch & chain $50.00
Winchester rifle $15.00
1 pr. six shooters (Colts) $26.00
Cash $73.00
$279.00

source: Coffeyville Library, Coffeyville, Kansas