GEORGE WASHINGTON FERRELL (1858-1927) of Washington PA
G. W. Ferrell was the son of Andrew Jackson Ferrell (1828-1917), a West Finley Twp farmer. The wife named in this will was
G. W.’s second; she was Margaret, daughter of John R. and Evaline (Gregory) Supler and widow of James D. Houston.
G. W.’s first wife, and the mother of his children, was Emma (1863-1907), daughter of John and Permelia (Keller) Hewitt of Greene Co., PA.
G. W. owned a grocery store in Washington; his sons were the proprietors of Ferrell Brothers Hardware, which conducted business for many years on Washington’s Main Street.
Will Book 42, p. 83
I, George W. Ferrell, of the City of Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish as and for my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made.
First. I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid as soon as convenient by my executors hereinafter named.
Second. To my wife, Margaret Ferrell, I give and bequeath all my household and kitchen furniture now used in our home at 77 Brady Avenue, in the City of Washington, Pennsylvania.
Third. I give and bequeath unto my said wife, Margaret Ferrell, the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) in cash.
Fourth. In case of the death of my said wife, Margaret Ferrell, before my decease, I direct that the above bequests shall become part of my residuum estate and distributed as hereinafter provided.
Fifth. All the rest and residue of my estate of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate, I give, devise and bequeath to my three children, Delmer E. Ferrell, Charles H. Ferrell and Helen Ferrell Bergold, wife of Fred J. Bergold, share and share alike.
And lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint Delmer E. Ferrell and Charles H. Ferrell to be the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of May, A.D. 1926.
Geo W Ferrell (seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed out names as witnesses thereto.
Clyde S. Pipes
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Washington County, ss: Be It Remembered, That upon this 18th day of May 1927, before me John Aiken Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration within and for said county, came Lily Bedilion and Clyde S. Pipes the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing attached will of Geo. W. Ferrell deceased, who, after being duly qualified according to law, depose and say: that they were present at the execution of the said Will - saw the testator sign the same - heard him publish it was and for his last Will and Testament; that they at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, subscribed their names thereto as witnesses; and at the time of the doing thereof said testator was of sound, disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of the affiants' knowledge and belief.
Lily Bedilion, Clyde S. Pipes
Sworn and Subscribed Before Me. John Aiken, Register
And now, May 18, 1927, It being adjudged that said will has been duly proved, It is hereby admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded and Letters Testamentary are issued to Delmer E. Ferrell and Charles H. Ferrell in said Testament named who were duly qualified. John Aiken, Register
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