Will Book C, Pages 510-512
Last Will and Testament of Kissie Houghton
I, Kissie Houghton, at this time a resident of Martin
County, in the State of Indiana and being of sound and disposing mind and
memory do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby
revoking all former wills by me made;
Item 1. I give and bequeath unto my brother Augustus
Reinhart the following: A one thousand dollar Sapulpa, Oklahoma, 5% bond #220
with interest falling due in January and July of each year; also two one
thousand dollar Clinton, Oklahoma, 6% bonds numbered sixteen (16) and nineteen
(19) with interest falling due in May and November of each year; also one share
of stock in White River State Bank of Loogootee, Indiana with a par value of One
I direct that all of the above property shall be held in
trust for my brother, Augustus Reinhart, by his son, John W. Reinhart of Martin
County, and that all of the income therefrom shall be given the said Augustus
Reinhart or used for his benefit to provide for him during his life time and to
pay his funeral expenses and provide a suitable monument for him. I do further
provide that at the death of the said Augustus Reinhart the residue of the said
property shall be divided equally between his children, John W. Reinhart and
Edward Reinhart of Martin County, Indiana and that they shall share said
property half and half. In case the said Augustus Reinhart shall die before
myself I desire that the said property be equally divided between my said two
nephews, his two sons, as above at my death.
I also give and bequeath unto Augustus Reinhart all of my
household effects and direct that he divide the between himself and his
children as he may deem proper.
Item 2. I give and bequeath unto Kissie Reinhart, the
daughter of the said John W. Reinhart, my zinc trunk and its contents
consisting of various keepsakes and other articles such as jewelry and like
Item 3. I give and
bequeath unto my nephew John W. Reinhart a one thousand ($1000.00) dollar
United States bond numbered K 01160460 with interest falling due in April and
October of each year; also one five hundred dollar United States bond numbered
B00428992 with interest falling due in April and October of each year.
Item 4. I give and bequeath unto my nephew Edward
Reinhart a one tousand dollar United States Bond numbered A 01160461 with
interest falling due in April and October of each year; also one five hundred
dollar United States bond numbered E00139160 with interest due in May and
November of each year.
Item 5. I leave on deposit with the White River State
Bank of Loogootee, Indiana the sum of One Hundred Dollars and appoint the said
bank as trustee of the said fund; I direct that they use the said fund in
caring for my burial lot at Goodwill Cemetery of Loogootee, Indiana from year
Item 6. I give and bequeath unto Effie Messick and to
Mrs. Ellen Stuckey, widow of Newton C. Stuckey, both of Martin County, Indiana
my home in Loogootee, Indiana, my home in Loogootee, Indiana described as lot
number four (4) in Houghton’s Addition to Loogootee, Indiana, for services
rendered by them and to be held by them share and share alike.
Item 7. I desire that all my just debts be paid.
Item 8. After all the expenses of my sickness and funeral
are paid and all my debts, if any, are pair and all of the bequests herein
enumerated are complied with and all expenses paid, I desire that all of the
balance of my estate, if any, shall be divided share and share alike as follows;
Hillory Q. Houghton, brother of my deceased husband shall
have an equal one fourth interest therein;
Walter Houghton, brother of my deceased husband, shall
have an equal one fourth interest therein;
Kenner K. Dilley of Daviess County, Indiana, nephew of my
decesed husband shall have an equal one eighth interest therein;
William H. Dilley, of MarionCounty, Indiana, nephew of my
deceased husband, shall have an equal one eighth interest therein.
Item 9. I do hereby constitute and appoint my nephew John
W. Reinhart, executorr of this will and I also appoint James L. McGovren of
Loogootee, Indiana, to assist him during such executorship.
Witness my hand and seal this the 18 day of January 1924,
at Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana.
The foregoing instrument, signed, sealed and acknowledged
by said Kissie Houghton as and for her last will and testament, in our presence
who at her requet, in her presence and in the presence of each other have
subscribed our names as witnesses hereto this the 18 day of January, 1924.
PROOF OF PROBATE OF WILL.
State of Indiana, Martin County, SS:
Before me, Elmer Harding, Clerk of the Martin Circuit
Court, personally came J. L. McGovern, one of the subscribing witnesses to the
foregoing last will and testament of Kissie Houghton, 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 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 H. S
Cannon, 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
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 12 day of May,