Will Book C, Page 560
Last Will and Testament of Henry Norris
I, Henry Norris, a resident of Martin County, Indiana, and
being of sound mind 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
Item One. I order and direct that all my just debts be paid
Item Two. I give and bequeath to Rev. Father Joseph F.
Gerdon, the pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, of Loogootee, Indiana, the
sum of Fifty Dollars, to be used in saying masses for the repose of my soul and
the soul of my deceased wife.
Item Three. I give and bequeath to my daughter Susie Smith,
all household furniture of every nature beds and bed clothing that I may own at
the time of my death and the sum of Five Hundred Dollars in cash.
Item Four. I give and bequeath to my children, George
Norris, Emol [Emil] Norris, Mary Smith, Susie Smith and Ethel Livers the
residue of my estate to be taken share and share alike.
Item Five. I order and direct that all my property personal
or real of which I may die seized except my household furniture, beds and bed
clothing devised under item number three, by my executor converted to cash that
same may be used in paying the above bequests.
Item Six. I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Emol
[Emil] Norris as the executor of this will.
hand seal this the 14th day of May, 1929.
foregoing instrument, signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said Henry Norris,
as and for his last will and testament, in our presence, who at his request in
his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as
witnesses thereto, this 14th day of May, 1929.
State of Indiana, Martin County, SS:
Charles Sherfick Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Joseph P.
Smith, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and
testament of Henry Norris late of Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being
duly sworn on his 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 testator was of full age to devise his property, of sound mind
and memory and not under any coercion or restraint that said testator requested
himself and Louis Norris to sign said will as witness thereto, which they
accordingly did in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each
other as subscribing witnesses thereto.
and sworn to before me, this 25th day of June, 1929.