Stories tagged: kitty oakes
Sun., Jan. 26, 2014
Doug Clark: Taking in Billy Tipton’s legacy, 25 years later
It all began 25 years ago with a tip from Spokane County Coroner Graham McConnell. “Clark,” he told me, “you’re not going to believe this, but …”
Wed., Dec. 10, 2008
Judge divides estate among Kitty Oakes’ sons
Establishing a legal precedent, a Spokane County judge has ruled that the three illegally adopted sons of Kitty Oakes and Billy Tipton can inherit equal shares of her $300,000 estate. …
Tue., Dec. 9, 2008, 2:06 p.m.
Judge: Kitty Oakes’ sons can inherit estate
Creating a legal precedent, a Spokane County judge has ruled that the three illegally adopted sons of Kitty Oakes and Billy Tipton can inherit her $300,000 estate.
Sun., Dec. 7, 2008
Trial will determine Oakes’ heirs
It’s hardly a typical probate. In fact, it’s a web of lies, court documents say. The colorful saga of Kitty Oakes and Billy Tipton – the former stripper and the …
Sun., June 8, 2008, 11:23 a.m.
Billy, Kitty’s strange story not over yet
Who will inherit the $300,000 estate of a former stripper known as the “Irish Venus” who lived on Spokane’s South Hill with Billy Tipton, the jazz musician who spent a …
Sun., March 5, 1989, 11:26 a.m.
Billy Tipton’s family split over estate
Six weeks after his death and the discovery that Billy Tipton was a woman, the story of the popular Spokane jazz musician has taken on an unpleasant life of its …