When Mollie inherited a tract of land that was desirable to Atlas, the company used its influence to persuade politicians and local lawyers to challenge her ownership. Molly enlisted the aid of her fiery and feisty sister Feemy, and for 17 years the two fought Atlas. Their case returned to the Missouri Supreme Court four times, but in the end the powers of institutional psychiatry were invoked as juries found both sisters to be insane. Molly was placed under guardianship, and Feemy—alleged to be monomaniacal in her 17-year pursuit of litigation to protect her sister's property—was involuntarily committed to the Insane Asylum in Fulton, Missouri. Both women perished within a few years of being stripped of their liberty. Feemy was buried in an unmarked grave. Atlas went on to claim the land and, many mergers later, continues to thrive.