the last Will and
I Elizabeth Keith do hereby make, publish and declare, this to be my last Will and Testament hereby revoking any and all Wills by me heretofore made.
Item 1, I direct that as soon as possible after my decease all of my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate.
Item 2, After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses as provided for in item one above, I give, devise and bequeath to my son Otto H. Keith, in trust for the use and benefit of my son James W. Keith, all of the residue of my estate, both real and personal, that shall remain to have and to hold as such trustee, as long as my said son James W. Keith shall live. I direct that said trustee shall take care of and manage son estate, so going into his hands under this will, for the use of and benefit of my said son James W. Keith, rent all real estate and collect the rents therefrom and invest all personal property to the best advantage of my said son James W. Keith and collect all interests and profits arising therefrom.
It is my will and I do hereby direct that said Trustee shall use said rentals so received from said real estate, and the interests and profits so arising from the investments of said personal property as aforesaid, for the use and benefit of my said son, James W. Keith, as long as he, the said James W. Keith, shall live, and after his death I give, devise and bequeath all of the estate, both real and personal so remaining in the hands of said trustee, to my children living and the descendents of such as may be dead, share and share alike, the descendents, of such deceased child to take the share the parent would have taken if living.
Item 3, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Otto H. Keith as Executor of this my last Will and Testament, and it is my will and I do hereby order and direct that he shall serve as such trustee as in item two (2) above, provided and also as the Executor of this my last Will and Testament without the execution of any Bond to secure the faithful performance of his duties as such trustee, or his duties as the executor of this my last Will and Testament.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of June 1911.
Elizabeth X Keith
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Maude H. Bradley
Signed, Sealed and acknowledged by the said Elizabeth Keith as her last Will and Testament in our presence, and signed by us in her presence and in the presence of each other this June 12" 1911.
Edward B. Johnson
Everet E. Stroup
STATE OF INDIANA Shelby County SS.
Be It Remembered, that on the 7th day of November A.D. 1914 the 54 Judicial day of the September Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, came into open Court, Otto H. Keith and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Keith deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record and in proof of said Will introduces Everet E. Stroup one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, on oath declare and testify as follows, that is to say: That on the 21st day of June 1911 he saw the said Elizabeth Keith sign her name to said instrument in writing as and for her last Will and Testament and that this deponent at the same time, heard the said Elizabeth Keith declare the said instrument in writing to be her last Will and Testament and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time at the request of the said Elizabeth Keith and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said Everet E. Stroup, and one Edward B. Johnson in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Elizabeth Keith was, at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing as aforesaid, of full age (that is more than twenty one years opf age) and of sound and disposing mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint as the said deponent verily believes and further deponent says not.
Everet E. Stroup
Sworn to and subscribed by the said Everet E. Stroup before me Otto L. Coyle Clerk of said Court at Shelbyville Indiana the 7th day of November 1914
Otto L. Coyle Clerk
Whereupon it is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of Elizabeth Keith deceased is the last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Keith deceased and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.
Otto L. Coyle Clerk
State of Indiana Shelby County SS,
I, Otto L. Coyle, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of Elizabeth Keith has been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of Everet E. Stroup one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will and of the testimony of the said Everet E. Stroup in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 6 at pages 498-499 and 450[sic] 500 of the record of Wills of said County.
In Attestation Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court at Shelbyville Indiana, this 7th day of November 1914.
( SEAL ) Otto L. Coyle Clerk
Circuit Court Shelby County
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