WILL OF WILLIAM CALVIN OAKLEY
WILL OF WILLIAM CALVIN OAKLEY I, William C. Oakley, of the City of Mt.
in the County of Jefferson, in the State of Illinios, do make and declare this to be my last will
FIRST I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid.
SECOND I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Dianna M. Oakley,
my personal property, the same to be hers absolutely.
THIRD I give, devise and bequeath to my said wife all of my real estate
for and during
her natural life and at her death it is my will that said real estate shall be equally divided b
etween my children Florence L Oakley and Mary Oakley, the same to be theirs absolutely,
and if either of said children, Florence L Oakley and Mary Oakley should die, without issue,
before my death or before the death of their mother, the said Dianna M.Oakley, then at the
death of the said Dianna M. Oakley it is my will that the survivor of said children shall have
said real estate absolutely. If either of my said children should die before my death or before
the death of their mother and leave issue it is my will that the issue of such child shall have the
same part absolutely that the said child would have been entitled to under this will had it
survived me before the death of their mother.
FOURTH The above provisions bequests and devises of my said wife shall
be in lieu of her
award under the statute as widow and also in lieu of all other provisions made by the statute
for a widow in an intestate estate.
FIFTH It is my will that my said wife shall take no family to live with
her in the premises now
occupied by us as a homestead either as tenants or boarders or otherwise and if she does
then she is to forfeit her right to the use and occupancy of said premises and my said children
Florence L. Oakley and Mary Oakley are to have the fee simple title of said premises, equally
have and have alike, deed the right to immediate possession, thereof the ? as provided for in
this will in case of the death of said Dianna M Oakley In witness whereof I, William C. Oakley,
have hereunto set my hand the 14th day of July, A. D., 1900. William C. X Oakley his mark
The foregoing will was signed by the said William C. Oakley in our presence and attested by
us in his presence. James M. Pace John Libengood, Jr. September 21, 1921 Probate for
Wm. C. Oakley Following named are heirs at law, legatees or devisees, to wit: Rhoda Bryant
Heir adult Mt. Vernon, Ill RFD #10 Florence Long Heir and Legatee adult North 7th St.,
Mt. Vernon, Ill. Mary O Pettit Legatee " " " " " " " and also other heirs whose names are
unknown to the court
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
(Wm.'s great, great,great granddaughter)
Oct 15, 1997
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