Will Book C, Page 538-539
Last Will and Testament of Margret J. Downey
WILL AND TESTAMENT.
men by these Presents [sic] that I
Margaret J. Downey, of Loogootee, Martin County, 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 by me made, in the following manney [sic].
Item 1st. I hereby appoint M. A. Healy of Loogootee,
Indiana, as executor of this my last will and testament.
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 all my just debts and liabilities be
adjusted and paid as speedily as convenient.
Item 4th. I direct that fifty dollars, be paid to the pastor
of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church of Loogootee, Indiana, for masses for the
repose of the souls of John T. Downey and Margaret J. Downey, and their family.
Item 5th. I direct that a marker or small monument be
erected at the head of my grave, not to exceed Seventy-five dollars in cost.
Item 6th. I give devise and bequeath to my grandchildren,
Bernard Downey, Mabel Downey Summers, Margaret Downey, Marion Fry and Ophia Fry
Meyer the sum of One dollar each.
Item 7th. I give devise and bequeath to my Daughter Harriett
M. Green the sum of Three-hundred dollars.
Item 8th. I desire that the balance of my estate if any at
the time of my decease, real, personal or mixed, of whatsoever nature or kind
or wherever situate at the time of my decease, to my three daughters, namely
Anna Cain, Catherine Smith and Harriett M. Green, to be divided equally.
whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 19th day of April, A.D.
1927, in presence of, Thomas H. Patterson and Clarence G. Gootee
of Loogootee, Indiana, as witness thereto, and who in my presence, at my
request, have signed their names as witnesses. Attest M. A. Healy.
Margaret J. (Her Mark)
sealed and delivered by said Margaret J. Downey, in our presence, as her last
will and testament, and at her request, in the presence of each other, signed
by each of us as witnesses, thereof, this the Nineteenth day of April A.D.
PROOF OF PROBATE OF WILL:
State of Indiana, Martin County, SS;
Elmer Harding, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Thomas H.
Patterson, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and
testament of Margaret J. Downey, late of
Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being duly sworn on oath says that he was
present at the execution of said last will; that the same was duly executed,
that at the time of the execution thereof, said testatrix was of full age to
devise her property, of sound mind and memory and not under any coercion or
restraint, that said testatrix requested this affiant and Clarence G. Gootee, to
sign said will as witnesses thereto, which they accordingly did in the presence
of said testatrix and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses
and sworn to before me, this 10 day of May, 1927.