In an Oklahoma statute that is equal parts interesting and antiquated, the surviving spouse is entitled to get all of the following items after death of the first spouse:
1. All family pictures.
2. A pew or other sitting in any house of worship.
3. A lot or lots in any burial ground.
4. The family Bible and all school books used by the family, and all other books used as part of the family library, not exceeding in value of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).
5. All wearing apparel and clothing of the decedent and his family.
6. The provisions for the family necessary for one (1) year’s supply, either provided or growing, or both; and fuel necessary for one (1) year.
7. All household and kitchen furniture, including stoves, beds, bedsteads and bedding.
These are not the only things the surviving spouse is entitled to, but they are some of the items that the Oklahoma Legislature considered important when the statute was added in 1947!.
Oklahoma Estate Planning