the Toledo Blade: 47 years late: Toledo teacher's will giving $120,000 to U-M finally being fulfilled
Pauline Olga Emerson Burton's last wish, to donate about $120,000 to the University of Michigan is finally being fulfilled, almost five decades after her death, the Toledo Blade reported.
Burton died in 1965 and left a will giving the bulk of her estate to U-M. However, this wish was overlooked for decades until recently when the vice president of Fifth Third Private Bank Trust Department, Marsha Manahan, began investigating the bank statements and discovered Burton's forgotten last wishes.
Burton made specific requests that part of the donation be made to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and for student scholarships in Latin.