Skip to comments.Utahn Melvin Dummar, who claimed to be a Howard Hughes heir, dies
Posted on 12/10/2018 12:16:46 PM PST by Borges
A Utah man who repeatedly made headlines around the world in the 1970s has died.
Melvin Dummar was a gas station operator in Box Elder County in 1976 when he suddenly seemed to be on the verge of becoming a multi-millionaire. He was named an heir to the fortune of eccentric and secretive billionaire Howard Hughes.
Dummar's name was contained in a handwritten will discovered in the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City.
The document became known as the "Mormon Will" because someone had mysteriously dropped it on a desk at the church's headquarters. The purported will divided the Hughes estate into 16 equal shares, with one share designated for the church itself and another sixteenth for "Melvin DuMar."
(Excerpt) Read more at deseretnews.com ...
I, Howard R. Hughes, being of sound mind and disposing mind and memory, not acting under duress, fraud or the undue influence of any person whomever, and being a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, declare that this is to be my last will and revolt [sic] all other wills previously made by me -
After my death, my estate is to be devided [sic] as follows -
First: one-forth [sic] of all my assets to go to Hughes Medical Institute of Miami -
Second: one-eight [sic] of assets to be devided [sic] among the University of Texas - Rice Institute of Technology of Houston - the University of Nevada - and the University of California.
Third: one-sixteenth to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - David O. McKay - Pre.
Forth [sic]: one-sixteenth to establish a home for Orphan Children [sic] -
Fifth: one-sixteenth of assets to go to Boy Scouts of America.
Sixth: one-sixteenth to be devided [sic] among Jean Peters of Los Angeles and Ella Rice of Houston -
Seventh: one-sixteenth of assets to William R. Lommis [sic] of Houston, Texas -
Eighth: one-sixteenth to go to Melvin DuMar [sic] of Gabbs, Nevada -
Ninth: one-sixteenth to be devided [sic] among my personal aids [sic] at the time of my death -
Tenth: one-sixteenth to be used as school scholarship fund for entire country - the spruce goose is to be given to the City of Long Beach, Calif.
The remainder of my estate is to be devided [sic] among the key men of the company’s [sic] I own at the time of my death.
I appoint Noah Dietrich as the executer [sic] of this will -
Signed the 19 [sic] day of March 1968
Howard R. Hughes
Obviously drafted by a top-notch lawyer...
I take it he didn’t get anything....................
“...I take it he didnt get anything.......................”
Hmmm,,,J fake it he’s an old white guy.???/!!!!!!!!
I remember that one...lol, a classic.
"hey wait a..?? sumbody called me Dummer from sum place called Boxarox,I wonder if I can get in on this"
‘I take it he didnt get anything.................’
I bet he was (sic) about that...
In my day, there was a simple hitchhiker rule:
Never pick up a hitchhiker UNLESS it is a hot chick in short shorts and you aren’t in NYC...
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