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Mr. and Mrs. James Roy Willis inherit a $10,000,000 estate, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
March 15, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Photograph appears with the article, "W.P.A. Worker Rated Millionaire by Oil Find," Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar 1936: 1.
James R. Willis and his wife used to just get by through his W.P.A.-paid salary of $80 a month, but since his father Dr. T. J. Willis' murder by a tramp he has inherited 3800 acres of land and a share of a $10,000,000 estate in Louisiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis stand side by side with their hands clasped together.
Text from newspaper caption: Mr. and Mrs. James Roy Willis have been married seven years and have been skimping along on $80 a month from a W.P.A. job. They now agree on one thing: They're going to have some fun on their share of a $10,000,000 estate left by Willis's father in the form of swampland which turned to oil land.
Text from negative sleeve: 3965 - James Roy Willis + wife (WPA job then get inheritance of swampland turned to oil land) Inherits Large Estate 3/14/36 [stamped:] Mar 19 1936
Handwritten on negative: Mr + Mrs James Roy Willis 3/14/36
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Millionaires--California--Los Angeles
Inheritance & succession
Willis, James Roy, 1890-1966
Willis, James Roy, Mrs
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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