Lucinda Arvin
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

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 give bond. 

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.

                                                                        Lucinda Arvin, Seal.

             Signed, sealed and declared by the said Lucinda Arvin, in our presence, as her Last will and testament, and at her request, and in the presence of each other, signed by each of us as witnesses thereof, this 29th day of June, A.D. 1923.

            Witnesses;                                           Charles J. Lein, Seal.
                                                                        Timothy J. Patterson, Seal