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Widower of famed herbalist ordered to disclose assets

December 2, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons has been ordered to appear in court to provide a full accounting of his assets in a dispute over his late wife’s once-acclaimed herb farm in Connecticut.

Eighty-one-year-old Edward Cook is scheduled to appear Monday in Hartford Superior Court.

A lawyer for Simmons’ estate is trying to evict Cook from the Coventry farm, which has fallen into disrepair. The Journal Inquirer reports the lawyer has obtained an order attaching $400,000 of Cook’s assets to cover property taxes and contempt of court penalties Cook hasn’t paid.

Simmons and Cook were married for about four years when she died in 1997 at age 93. She was credited for popularizing the use of herbs in American cooking and published more than 50 books and pamphlets.

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Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com

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