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Waddams Dunham

Feb 8th, 1915.  Will filed, Codicil filed, and on March 16th, 1915, duly probated and admitted to record.


I, Waddams Dunham, of Shabbona, Illinois, do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament.

First:-  It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid.

Second:-  I give, devise and bequeath to my wife Delia Dunham the use, rents, issues and profits of all of my property of every kind and nature and wherever situated during her natural life.

Third:-  Subject to such life estate, I give and devise to our daughter Mary Dunham absolutely, our homestead property in Shabbona, Illinois, more particularly described as lots thirteen (13) and fourteen (14) in Block Six (6) in the Corporate Village of Shabbona, DeKalb County, Illinois.

Fourth:- Subject to the foregoing provisions, I give, devise, and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my property to my wife Delia Dunham and my three children, Edward B. Dunham, Clarence L. Dunham and Mary Dunham to be theirs absolutely share and share alike.

Fifth:-  It is my will that my wife accept the provisions herein made for her in lieu of all other rights in my property including dower and widow's award so called.

Lastly:-  I nominate Delia Dunham my wife sole executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills by me made.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of March, A. D., 1901.

Waddams Dunham   (Seal)

The foregoing instrument written with a typewriter on one sheet of paper was on the day of the date thereof, signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Waddams Dunham as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

    D. J. Carnes, residing at Sycamore, Illinois                                                                      

    N.A. Snow, residing at Sycamore, Illinois.

Codicil to last will and testament of Waddams Dunham

Whereas I Waddams Dunham, have made my last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 12th day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and one, in and by which I have omitted the name of my son Charles S. Dunham, and have not recognized him as my son and legatee, Now Therefore, I do by this writing, which I hereby declare to  be a codicil to my said last will and testament, and to be taken as a part thereof, order and declare that my will is that my said son Charles S. Dunham shall be included in said last will and testament, with the names of my three other children, Edward B. Dunham, Clarence L. Dunham, and Mary Dunham, as therein named, and that he shall receive at the same time, and in the same manner, the same share of my estate, as therein set forth, as my other two sons Edward B. and Clarence L the same as he would have done if he had been named as one of my sons in the said last will and testament above mentioned.

And lastly, it is my desire that this codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last will and testament as aforesaid, to all intents and purposes.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and three.

Waddams Dunham  (Seal)