Will Book C, Pages 495-496
Last Will and Testament of Judith Clark O’Connor
I, Judith Clarke O’Connor, at this time a resident of
Loogootee, Martin County, 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:
that all of my property consisting of real estate, personal property or mixed
property shall be converted into cash and divided as follows:
Item 1. I desire that all of my just debts be paid.
Item 2. I give and bequeath unto Reverend Sylvester
Eisenman, or his successor at St. Paul, South Dakota, one sixth of my estate
for the benefit of the Indian Missions of the Roman Catholic Church.
Item 3. I give and bequeath unto the Society of the
Propagation of the Faith with central office in New York being a society for
the promotion of the Roman Catholic faith the one sixth part of my estate.
Item 4. I give and bequeath unto the Right Reverend Joseph
Chartrand, Bishop of Indianapolis, Indiana, dioceses, or to his successor, one
sixth of my estate to be used, for the education of some student for the
priesthood of the Indianapolis Dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church.
Item 5. I give and bequeath unto the pastor and assistant
pastor of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church at Loogootee, Indiana, to the pastor
of St. Martin’s Roman Catholic Church and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in
Martin County, Indiana, and to the pastor of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church
in Daviess County, Indiana, to be divided equally between them, one twelfth
part of my estate, to be used for masses for the repose of the souls of my
deceased uncle Francis McNally and his family and immediate relatives.
Item 6. I give and bequeath unto the same pastors as named
in the preceding item number 5 the same amount named therein to be used for
masses for the repose of my soul and souls of my immediate relatives.
Item 7. I give and bequeath unto Reverend Joseph F. Gerdon
or to his successor as pastor of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Loogootee,
Indiana, one sixth of my estate to be used for the benefit of the school of
Item 8. I give and bequeath unto Catherine Mackall, my
beloved sister, of Daviess County, Indiana the sum of Five Hundred dollars.
Item 9. I desire that a monument costing not more than One Hundred dollars shall be placed in St. Peter’s cemetery of Montgomery, Indiana for the memory of my deceased brother John Clarke.
Judith Clark O’Connor
James L. McGovern.