The payment of another considerable bill for medical care of the
Geo. Beckett child was refused upon the ground that Beckett was able
to pay the account himself.
In the case of Chester
Moore, he and four of his children were so sick that it became
necessary for Dr. W. A. Boddy to call a nurse from Toronto.
After Moore's death it
developed that his widow had no available funds with which to pay
the nurse, and she, having been called by the township's physician,
looked to him for payment.
The money $35.15, was
advanced and the Reeve filed the township's claim against the Moore
estate; the township's claim being that while current liabilities
and liens were likely to absorb much of his personal property, a
substantial equity in real estate, and to the extent, in final
settlement, that assets exceeded liabilities.
Moore was not an indigent
and could not rightfully claim assistance from the township. His
immediate care was necessary and the township advanced the nurse's
charges with the right to reimbursement.
How much of the $35.15 will
be refunded depends upon the percentage the estate will ultimately