Page 107
Last Will and Testament
of

George S. Murphy,

Deceased
State of Indiana, Shelby County
Book 7 ~ Pages 107 & 108
4 April 1916



I,  George S. Murphy,  make this my last will


Item 1.  At my death there shall first be paid out of my personal estate all my just debts, the expense of my burial and of settling my estate.

Item 2.  All my personal estate remaining after complying with item one of this will I give to my wife  Clara J. Murphy  and to my two daughters  Hazel W. Strickler  and  Irene C. Murphy,  share and share alike, to be taken and held by each of them absolutely, and if there is not enough of such personal property to pay all of my just debts, the expense of my burial and of settling my estate, then each of said persons receiving one third of my personal estate remaining after paying my just debts, the expense of my burial and of settling my estate, shall furnish one third of whatever sum may be necessary to be used to pay whatever of said indebtedness and expense remains unpaid after using for that purpose all my personal property, and said one third part so to be furnished by each of said persons, I make a charge and lien upon the real estate I herein give to said person.

Item 3.  All my real estate wherever situated, I give to my said wife and my said two daughters to be held by them absolutely and in fee, share and share alike.

Item 4.  The provision herein made for my said wife is in lieu of all the interest she would take in my estate under the law.

Item 5.  I appoint my said wife and each of my daughters executrices of this will.

          In witness whereof I have hereunto signed by name and affixed my seal this 22" day of Feby 1916.

/s/  George S. Murphy          {SEAL}


Signed by the testator in our presence and by us as witnesses at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other this the 22" day of Feby 1916.

/s/ B. Faye Maple
/s/ Isaac Carter




State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
          Be it remembered, that on the 4 day of April, A.D., 1916 the 20 judicial day of the Mch Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open Court Isaac Carter and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of George S. Murphy, deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said will introduces B. Faye Maple 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 22nd day of Feby 1916 she saw the said George S. Murphy sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament; and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said George S. Murphy declare the said instrument in writing to be his last will and Testament, and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said George S. Murphy and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said B. Faye Maple and Isaac Carter in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said George S. Murphy 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 of 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.

/s/  B. Faye Maple.


Sworn to and subscribed by the said B. Faye Maple before me Cecil B. Collins Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville, Indiana, the 4th day of March 1916.

/s/  Cecil B. Collins, Clerk.


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          Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of George Murphy deceased, is the last Will and Testament of George S. Murphy deceased, and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.
/s/ Cecil B. Collins, Clerk



State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
          I, Cecil B. Collins Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of George S. Murphy has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony B. Faye Maple one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said B. Faye Maple in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at Pages 107 & 108 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 4th day of April, 1916.

{ SEAL }                     /s/ Cecil B. Collins, Clerk.
Circuit Court Shelby County

Transcribed by Antoinette Waughtel Sorensen

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