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"THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT"

OF

SAMUAL WARREN TEMPLE

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN; I SAMUAL Warren Temple, of the Town of Mt. Vernon, County of 
Jefferson, and State of Illinois, of the age of Sixty Eight, years, being of sound mind and memory, and 
considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do hereby make, publish and declare this, my 
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, in manner following, that is to say:

FIRST:- I order and direct that my Executors, hereinafter named, pay all of my just debts and funeral 
expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be. After the payment of such debts and 
funeral expenses

SECOND:- To make disposition of the remainder of my property as I do hereinafter direct.

I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Elizabeth Temple all my property whatsoever,
real, personal and mixed, for the term of her natural life, with remainder to my son, Eugene Elmer 
Temple, in fee simple, subject however to the following qualifications and restrictions:

I direct that one fourth the income, over and above the expenses of maintainance and operation 
derived from all my property shall be paid over annually to my son the said Eugene Elmer Temple 
(handwritten in - by my said wife, Mary Elizabeth Temple) as long as they both shall live.

I further direct that in the event my said son shall die before my said wife, all my property, real, 
personal,, and mixed , shall pass on her death, in fee simple to the Trustees of the Epworth Methodist 
Episcopal Church of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, for the sole use and benefit of said Church forever.

LASTLY:- I hereby nominate and appoint Eugene Elmer Temple and Joel F. Watson to be the 
Executors without Bond of this, my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, hereby revoking all former 
Wills and Codicils by me made.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, the 17th, day 
of March, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eight. 190

Samual Warren Temple, (Seal)

This Instrument was, on the day of the date thereof, signed, published and declared, by the said 
Testator to be his Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, have 
subscribed our names thereto as witnesses, in his presence, and in the presence of each other.

Charles W. hall.
W. A. Brown.
State of Illinois)
SS In the County Court of the said County
Jefferson County)
In Probate, to the May Term, 1909

PERSONALLY APPEARED, in open Court, Charles W. Hall and W. A. Brown, 
subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing, purporting to be the last 
Will and Testament of Samual Warren Temple, late of Jefferson County, deceased, 
who, being duly sworn according to law, do depose and say, each for himself, that 
the foregoing is the Last Will and Testament of the said Samual Warren Temple, deceased; 
that they subscribed their names thereto as the attesting witnesses, at the request of the said 
Testator and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, on the 17th. day of 
March, A.D. 1908, that he then and there subscribed his name thereto in their presence, 
and declared the same to be his last Will and Testament; and that the said Testator at the 
time of executing the same as aforesaid was of full age, of sound mind and memory, and 
under no constraint.

Charles W. Hall
W. A. Brown
Subscribed and sworn to in open Court
this the 14th, day of May, A.D. 1909.
W. B. Phillips, County Clerk
Filed; April 13th, 1909, W. B. Phillips, Clerk. Admitted to probate, May, 14th, 1909
A. D. Webb, County Judge.

Submitted by: Misty Flannigan (No Relation)
Typed By: Betty Albright
June 1, 1999
 
 

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