Snell v. Stickler, 5657

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Idaho
Writing for the CourtGIVENS, J.
Citation50 Idaho 648,299 P. 1080
Decision Date14 May 1931
Docket Number5657
PartiesED. SNELL, LUCY SNELL, EMMA SNELL PEDERSON and JULIA RUSKY, Respondents, v. J. C. STICKLER, and ANNIE M. STICKLER, Appellants

299 P. 1080

50 Idaho 648

ED. SNELL, LUCY SNELL, EMMA SNELL PEDERSON and JULIA RUSKY, Respondents,
v.

J. C. STICKLER, and ANNIE M. STICKLER, Appellants

No. 5657

Supreme Court of Idaho

May 14, 1931


QUIETING TITLE-COMMUNITY PROPERTY-CONVEYANCE TO MARRIED WOMAN-PRESUMPTION.

1. In action to quiet title, parties must recover on strength of own title.

2. Every conveyance to married woman is presumed to be community property.

3. In action to quiet title to property, levied on and sold as community property, burden rested on husband and wife to prove gift solely to wife.

4. In action to quiet title to property levied on and sold as community property, determination of whether gift was made solely to wife held for trial court.

5. Finding, in action to quiet title to property levied on and sold as community property, that conveyance was to community, held supported.

APPEAL from the District Court of the Seventh Judicial District, for Canyon County. Hon. Ed. L. Bryan, Judge.

Action to quiet title. Judgment for plaintiffs. Affirmed.

Judgment affirmed. Costs to respondents. Petition for rehearing denied.

Rhodes & Estabrook, for Appellants.

The evidence is undisputed that the original property was given to Mrs. Stickler and that she always considered it as hers and likewise did Stickler; and, as between them there can be no question but that Mrs. Stickler could rightfully claim the property as her own, and the same rule applies to one who is not an innocent purchaser for value and without notice. ( Peck v. Brummagim, 31 Cal. 440, 89 Am. Dec. 195.)

S. Ben Dunlap, for Respondents.

This court has held in a long list of cases that all property acquired by either spouse during coverture is presumed to be community property, and the burden of proof rests upon the party who asserts it to be separate property to show such fact by a preponderance of the evidence. (Clifford v. Lake, 33 Idaho 77, 190 P. 714; Chaney v. Gauld & Co., 28 Idaho 76, 152 P. 468; Vaughan v. Hollingsworth, 35 Idaho 722, 208 P. 838; Ahlstrom v. Tage, 31 Idaho 459, 174 P. 605; Oylear v. Oylear, 35 Idaho 732, 208 P. 857.)

GIVENS, J. Budge, Varian and McNaughton, JJ., and Babcock, D. J., concur.

OPINION

[50 Idaho 649] GIVENS, J.

Respondents, purchasers at execution sale of certain property, levied on and sold as the community property of appellants, having received a sheriff's deed thereto, sued herein to quiet title against appellants who contend...

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  • Maher v. Gentry, 7365
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Idaho
    • November 21, 1947
    ...30 Idaho 599, 167 P. 481; Lus v. Pecararo, 41 Idaho 425, 238 P. 1021; Collins v. Hibbard, 48 Idaho 178, 279 P. 619; Snell v. Stickler, 50 Idaho 648, 299 P. 1080; State v. Snoderly, 61 Idaho 314, 101 P.2d 9; Roddy v. State, 65 Idaho 137, 139 P.2d 1005; Picciano v. Miller, 64 Idaho 759, 137 P......
  • White v. Ames Min. Co., No. 8760
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Idaho
    • February 18, 1960
    ...and not on the weakness of that of his adversary. Washington State Sugar Co. v. Goodrich, 27 Idaho 26, 147 P. 1073; Snell v. Stickler, 50 Idaho 648, 299 P. 1080; Independence Placer Mining Co. v. Hellman, 62 Idaho 180, 109 P.2d 1038; Rexburg Lumber Co. v. Purrington, 62 Idaho 461, 113 P.2d ......
  • Cell v. Drake, 6674
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Idaho
    • March 22, 1940
    ...26, 147 P. 1073; Wing v. Wallace, 42 Idaho 430, 246 P. 8; Steinour v. Oakley State Bank, 45 Idaho 472, 262 P. 1052; Snell v. Stickler, 50 Idaho 648, 299 P. 1080; Harris v. Chapman, 51 Idaho 283, 5 P.2d 733; Federal Land Bk. v. Union Cent. L. Ins. Co., 51 Idaho 490, 6 P.2d 486.) Appellant, b......
  • Reynolds Irr. Dist. v. Sproat, 7384
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Idaho
    • March 27, 1948
    ...30 Idaho 599, 167 P. 481; Lus v. Pecararo, 41 Idaho 425, 238 P. 1021; Collins v. Hibbard, 48 Idaho 178, 279 P. 619; Snell v. Stickler, 50 Idaho 648, 299 P. 1080; State v. Snoderly, 61 Idaho 314, 101 P.2d 9; Roddy v. State, 65 Idaho 137, 139 P.2d 1005; Picciano v. Miller, 64 Idaho 757, 137 P......
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  • Maher v. Gentry, 7365
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Idaho
    • November 21, 1947
    ...30 Idaho 599, 167 P. 481; Lus v. Pecararo, 41 Idaho 425, 238 P. 1021; Collins v. Hibbard, 48 Idaho 178, 279 P. 619; Snell v. Stickler, 50 Idaho 648, 299 P. 1080; State v. Snoderly, 61 Idaho 314, 101 P.2d 9; Roddy v. State, 65 Idaho 137, 139 P.2d 1005; Picciano v. Miller, 64 Idaho 759, 137 P......
  • White v. Ames Min. Co., No. 8760
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Idaho
    • February 18, 1960
    ...and not on the weakness of that of his adversary. Washington State Sugar Co. v. Goodrich, 27 Idaho 26, 147 P. 1073; Snell v. Stickler, 50 Idaho 648, 299 P. 1080; Independence Placer Mining Co. v. Hellman, 62 Idaho 180, 109 P.2d 1038; Rexburg Lumber Co. v. Purrington, 62 Idaho 461, 113 P.2d ......
  • Cell v. Drake, 6674
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Idaho
    • March 22, 1940
    ...26, 147 P. 1073; Wing v. Wallace, 42 Idaho 430, 246 P. 8; Steinour v. Oakley State Bank, 45 Idaho 472, 262 P. 1052; Snell v. Stickler, 50 Idaho 648, 299 P. 1080; Harris v. Chapman, 51 Idaho 283, 5 P.2d 733; Federal Land Bk. v. Union Cent. L. Ins. Co., 51 Idaho 490, 6 P.2d 486.) Appellant, b......
  • Reynolds Irr. Dist. v. Sproat, 7384
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Idaho
    • March 27, 1948
    ...30 Idaho 599, 167 P. 481; Lus v. Pecararo, 41 Idaho 425, 238 P. 1021; Collins v. Hibbard, 48 Idaho 178, 279 P. 619; Snell v. Stickler, 50 Idaho 648, 299 P. 1080; State v. Snoderly, 61 Idaho 314, 101 P.2d 9; Roddy v. State, 65 Idaho 137, 139 P.2d 1005; Picciano v. Miller, 64 Idaho 757, 137 P......
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