Vinton W. Shuck
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Page 531

 Last Will and Testament of Vinton W. Shuck 

            I, Vinton 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;

             FIRST: I 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.

             SECOND: 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 absolutely forever.

             THIRD: 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.

             LASTLY: I 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.

             In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12 day of October A.D. 1923.                                                                                Vinton W. Shuck. (Seal).

We, the 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 constraint whatever.

                                                                                    E. L. Carson,
                                                                                    Raymond C. Carson,
                                                                                    Chancy L. Finfrock.

Filed Dec. 6, 1926,
Fred Hess,
Clerk of the county court.