Will Book C, Page 531
Last Will and Testament of Vinton W. Shuck
W. Shuck, of the city of Urbana, County of Champaign, and State of Illinois,
being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, declare and
publish the following as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking
all former wills by me made;
hereby direct that as soon after my death as may be conveniently done, my
executrix, hereinafter named, shall pay all my just debts and obligations,
including funeral expenses and expenses of last illness, and including
appropriate tombstone at my grave.
After the payment of debts, as above described, and subject to the provisions
contained in paragraph three hereof, I will, devise and bequeath all of my estate,
real, personal or mixed, which I now own, or may hereafter acquire, wherever
situated, unto my wife, Louise Shuck, my daughter, Ellen M. Shuck and my son,
Fred V. Shuck, in equal parts among them, share and share alike, to be theirs
Whereas, I have heretofore paid certain money to or for my said children
hereinabove named, and contemplate that I may hereafter make certain further
payments on behalf of them, or either of them, either in money or property, and
whereas, it is my desire and intention that neither of my said children shall
acquire or receive a greater share or proportion of my estate than the other, I
hereby direct that all such sums so paid, or to be paid, or the value of all
property advanced, or which may be advanced, shall be charged against the share
of either of my said children, to whom or in behalf of whom such sums or
property shall be paid, or made over, and the amount thereof deducted from the
amount which such child would otherwise receive, it being my express intention
that the same shall be treated as advancements, and not as gifts.
hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife, Louise Shuck and my daughter,
Ellen M. Shuck, to be executrixes of this, my last will and testament, and
respectfully request that the Court admitting this will probate shall not
require any bond of them as such executrices.
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12 day of October A.D. 1923.
undersigned, do hereby certify that Vinton W. Shuck signed the foregoing instrument in our presence, and at said time
acknowledged the same to be his last will and testament; that we, at the request
of said Vinton W. Shuck, in his presence, and in the presence of each other,
signed our names to said instrument as attesting witnesses; we further certify
that we believe the said Vinton W. Shuck to be of sound and disposing mind and
memory, of lawful age, and that he was not acting under any restraint or
Filed Dec. 6, 1926,
Clerk of the county court.