Will Book C, Page 499
Last Will and Testament of Lucinda Arvin
Know all persons, by these presents, that I, Lucinda Arvin,
of the City of Loogootee, County of Martin, and State of Indiana, being of
sound mind and disposing memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my
last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all wills and codicils thereto
heretofore made by me, in manner following:
Item 1st. I hereby appoint M. A. Healy of Loogootee,
Indiana, as my executor of this my last will, and reposing special faith,
confidence and trust in my said executor, he is hereby vested by me with full
power and discretion in carrying out the intention and purposes of this will,
according to his own judgment; and I further request that he be not required to
Item 2nd. I direct that first be paid, as speedily as
possible, all the expenses of my last illness and funeral, including the
purchase of a casket or coffin for my interment.
Item 3rd. I direct that next all my just debts and legal
liabilities be also paid and adjusted as speedily as convenient.
Item 4th. I give, devise and bequeath unto my children, the
sons and daughters to share and share alike, all my Estate, real, personal or
mixed, of whatever nature or kind, or wheresoever situate at the time of my
decease, except George A. Arvin, who owes me a note for three-hundred ($300.00)
dollars, which is to be deducted from his share of the estate, and Onis Arvin,
who owes me a note for three-hundred twenty-five ($325.00) dollars, which is to
be deducted from his share of the estate. Less credits on each note.
Item 5th. I direct that fifty ($50.00) dollars be given to
the pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church of Loogootee, Indiana, for the purpose
of saying Masses for the repose of my soul and the repose of the soul of Pius
Arvin my beloved husband.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of June, A.D. 1923, in the presence of Charles J. Lein, and Timothy J. Patterson, as witnesses thereto, and who in my presence, at my request, have signed their names hereto as witnesses.
J. Lein, Seal.