Last  Will  and  Testament
of
Paul  C. Gordon


I, Paul C. Gordon  make this my last Will.

First.   My personal estate I dispose of as follows and in the order named. 1.
To my son William T. Gordon, I give my gold watch the same to be delivered to him when he is eighteen years old, the old fashioned furniture which belonged to my grandmother Gordon and which consists of a cherry bedstead, with springs and mattress, a chest of cherry drawers, a cherry framed mirror and a cherry stand, a Walnut rocking chair and a walnut drop leaf table and one hundred dollars to be deposited in the Union Building and Loan Association of Shelbyville Ind. which with the interest thereon is to remain until he graduates from High School and then is to be used for his further education. If he dies before he arrives at twenty one years of age the furniture herein given to him, shall go to my sister, Ruth Gordon.
2.
To my sister Ruth Gordon I give my fountain pen and one hundred dollars.
3.
To my mother Belle Gordon, I give six hundred dollars, Quo Vadis and Last Days of Pompeii.
4.
To the anti-tuberculosis society of Shelby County, Indiana, I give one hundred dollars.
5.
To Helen Burke of Woodmen, Colorado, I give the Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, consisting of four volumes.
6.
From my other personal property there shall be paid all my debts, the expense of my funeral and burial, of settling my estate and erecting a marker at my grave and all such property remaining I give to my wife  Hazel Gordon  to be hers absolutely.
Second.   My Real estate I dispose of as follows:

1.
To my wife, Hazel Gordon, I give the rents and income of said real estate for two years.
2.
Subject to the interest in said real estate herein given to my wife, I give said real estate to my son , William T. Gordon, to be his absolutely and in fee but the same shall not be sold before he arrives at the age of twenty one.
Third.   I appoint my wife Hazel Gordon, guardian of the person of my son, William T. Gordon, and of the property herein given to him, and Isaac Carter executor of this will and in case for any reason he does not so act, I appoint, William A. Yarling the attorney, such executor.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 7 day of Sept, 1918.

Paul C. Gordon (Seal)



Signed by the testator in our presence and by us in his presence, as witnesses at his request and in the presence of each other, this the 17 day of Sept. 1918.

Josephine Rich
Amelia O. Stainbrook



State of Indiana
Shelby County, SS:
                    Be it remembered that on the 23rd day of January, A.D., 1919 the 16th judicial day of the January Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, comes into open court Wm. A. Yarling and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Paul C. Gordon, deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said Will introduces Josephine Rich one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, on oath declares and testifies as follows, that is to say: That on the 7th day of September, 1918 she saw the said Paul C. Gordon 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 Paul C. Gordon 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 Paul C. Gordon and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Josephine Rich and Amelia O. Stainbrook in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Paul C. Gordon 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.

Josephine Rich



Sworn to and subscribed by the said Josephine Rich, before me Gordon Thurston, Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville Indiana the 23rd day of January, 1919.

Gordon Thurston, Clerk (Seal)



Whereupon it is ordered, and judged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last will of Paul C. Gordon, deceased, is the last will and Testament of Paul C. Gordon, deceased, and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.

Gordon Thurston, Clerk




State of Indiana
Shelby County, SS:
          I, Gordon Thurston, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed will and testament of Paul C. Gordon has been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of Josephine Rich one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said will, and of the testimony of the said Josephine Rich in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at pages 371 and 372 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 23rd day of January, 1919.

Gordon Thurston, Clerk (Seal)
Circuit Court, Shelby County


Transcribed by Linda Bianchi

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