WILLS:  1851 - 1910

Dallas County, Iowa

Source:  Dallas County Records, Vol. II compiled by Howard E. Snedden and Barbara A. Snedden, 1972

The will abstracts that follow include all those to be found in Record of Wills, Volumes 1 & 2, Clerk of Court, Dallas County Courthouse, Adel, Iowa


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Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall for Dallas County IAGenWeb, completed August 2013

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CALDWELL

SMITH

ROGERS

GILKISON

EMILY E CALDWELL, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 26 Sep 1898, proven 11 Nov 1898.

All my estate to my dau Lizzie Smith, wife of Samuel Smith,

of Adel.

Executor:  Samuel Smith.

Witnesses:  F L Rogers, Lizzie Gilkison.

CALDWELL

DEUPREE

HOTCHKISS

JAMES W CALDWELL, of Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa.

Will dated 25 Sep 1900, proven 21 Mar 1906.

I, a member of the Iowa Conference, pastor at Farmington,

Van Buren County, Iowa, being 32 years old on 9 Jan 1900.

To my wife May Caldwell all my estate.

Executrix:  May Caldwell, wife.

Witnesses:  Wm T Deupree, C C Hotchkiss.

CALDWELL

DAVIS

RICHERSON

RICKERSON

SMITH

JOHN CALDWELL, Sr, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 4 May 1896, proven 4 Nov 1897.

To children:  Margaret J Caldwell; Nancy C Davis; Malinda A

Richerson; Elizaeth M Smith; George C Caldwell; John M

Caldwell; and William L Caldwell, all property real and personal.

157 acres in Adams Township to be sold and money divided

among heirs.

Executors:  Elizabeth M Smith, dau; John M Caldwell, son.

Witnesses:  H V Rickerson, M A Rickerson.

CALDWELL

WRIGHT

WHITE

T J CALDWELL, of Dallas County.

Will dated 28 May 1906, proven 10 Sep 1906.

To my wife Florence A Caldwell all my estate.

Executor:  Florence A Caldwell, wife.

Witnesses:  Jessie M Wright, John B White.

CALDWELL

MAULSBY

ALUMBAUGH

McLUCAS

SMITH

WILLIAM CALDWELL, of Redfield, Dallas County.

Will dated 12 Jan 1886, date proven not shown.

To my wife Malinda Caldwell 1/3 of all my real estate and 1/2

of my household property and $600.  Should she deem this not

proper then I give to my 1/2 of all household property;

the NW portion of Block 9, Harris Addition, Redfield and

$1000.  Remainder of estate to children:  F J Caldwell, Adel;

Panthea Maulsby, Redfield; John J Caldwell, Anita, Iowa;

Adam B Caldwell, Des Moines; William P Caldwell, Scranton,

Iowa; and Martha E Alumbaugh, Napa, Colorado.

Executor:  Irwin Maulsby.

Witnesses:  J M McLucas, S R Smith.

CALLIPRIEST

WILLARD

RUSSELL

FANNY CALLIPRIEST

Will dated 5 Apr 1873, proven 20 Sep 1880.

To each my children $1.  To my husband Thomas Callipriest

all my estate.

Executor:  Thomas Callipriest, husband.

Witnesses:  E Willard, J W Russell, both of Adel.

CAMP

HANSICKER

KELLY

GOTTSCHALK

McQUIE

CHAUNCY CAMP, of Minburn, Dallas County.

Will dated 3 Apr 1907, proven 18 Mar 1908.

To my wife Jane Camp for her lifetime 1/2 of my estate except

a note of $3000 which goes to my niece Mrs M L Hansicker,

of Pierson, Woodbury County, Iowa.  After her death this

portion to my niece Mrs M L Hansicker.  Remaining portion

of estate to wife to do with as she wishes.

Executor:  J I Kelly.

Witnesses:  S R Gottschalk, A M McQuie, of Minburn.

CAMP

KELLY

MANKINS

HENNIS

DANNER

McQUIE

JANE CAMP, of Minburn, Dallas County.

Will dated 10 Apr 1907, proven 6 Apr 1909.

To my son-in-law J I Kelly, of Perry, all my interest in

a $3000 note due me.  Remainder of my estate to my sister

Sarah Mankins, of Rockville, Indiana, and my three brothers:

John Hennis, Archibald Hennis and William Hennis, whose

post-office addresses are at this time unknown to me.

Executor:  Chauney Camp, husband.

Witnesses:  D G Danner, A F McQuie, both of Minburn.

Codicil added Nov 10 - year not given:  Chauncy Camp having

died, J I Kelley appointed executor.

CAMPBELL

DAWSON

DINGWELL

G W CAMPBELL, of Dallas County.

Will dated 1 Apr 1909, proven 31 Aug 1909.

All my estate to be converted to cash.  To my grandson J G

Campbell, $500.  To my dau Ide Campbell, $100.  To my son

David James Campbell, of Garden City, Kansas, $400 or the

remainder of my estate.

Executor:  J G Campbell.

Witnesses:  C V Dawson, E W Dingwell.

CARDELL

BOYD

SWEARINGEN

CAMPBELL

BUCKLIN

THORNBURG

HARVEY

BUCKLEY

MARY CARDELL, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 8 Mar 1901, proven 3 Sep 1901.

To Walter W Cardell, $700.  To Walter Sims Cardell and Leander

E Cardell, each $100.  To Robert Cardell and my niece Helen

Boyd, $200 each.  To Mrs Florence Swearingen nee Cardell, $10.

To Eliza Campbell, $50.  To friend Mrs Kate Bucklin furniture

and books.  To Hattie Boyd, dishes, silverware, etc.  To

brother C F Boyd, $100.  To brother L S Boyd residue of estate.

Executor:  L B Thornburg, Perry.

Witnesses:  Allen Harvey, Levi Buckley.

CARPENTER

CARDELL

NICHOLS

EDQUIST

CELESTIA CARPENTER, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 28 Oct 1892, proven 16 Sep 1895.

To my husband S A Carpenter Lots 3 & 4, Block 41, Perry,

during his lifetime and then to my son Frank Carpenter.

To my granddaus Etheline Carpenter and Celestia Carpenter

personal items.  Other children mentioned but unnamed.

Executor:  Walter W Cardell, of Perry.

Witnesses:  Edmund Nichols, Mrs A M Edquist, Jessee Edquist.

CARPENTER

HUMPHREY

LEWIS

DYER

CARDELL

EDQUIST

S A CARPENTER, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 28 Oct 1892, proven 29 Mar 1893.

To my wife Celestia Carpenter during her life Lot 1, Block

35, Perry being the lot and building now occupied by the

firm of S A Carpenter & Son.  After her death my one half

interest to my son Frank Carpenter.  To my Step-dau Stella

Humphrey, of Pottstown, Pa, $20.  To my dau Mary Lewis, wife

of Wm G Lewis, of Colorado Springs, Colo, $20.  To my son

Edgar Carpenter of Eastonville, Colo, $20.  To my dau Ella

Dyer of Lone Jack, Mo, $20.  Remainder of estate to wife

Celestia Carpenter.

Executor:  Walter W Cardell, of Perry.

Witnesses:  Mrs A M Edquist, Jessee Edquist, both of Perry.

CARRELL

HOLLOWAY

KIMBLE

VERNON

GEO B CARRELL, of Mt Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa.

Will dated 11 Jun 1877, proven 4 Sep 1886.

To my dau Anna E Carrell, $700; to my dau Censaline L

Holloway, $500.  Rest of estate to be divided among my

children:  William C Carrell, Samuel S Carrell, Edward L

Carrell, Eli H Carrell, George W Carrell, anna E Carrell and

my two daus Margaret M Singmaster and Censaline L Holloway.

Executors:  Edward L Carrell, Eli H Carrell, sons.

Witnesses:  Ira O Kimble, J B Vernon.

CARREY

BROWN

RINEHART

HUTSON

TOLLE

ATKINSON

WILLIAM CARREY, of Dallas Twp, Dallas County, aged 82 yrs.

Will dated 13 Nov 1869, proven 8 Mar 1870.

To my wife Elizabeth Carrey one third of my estate consisting

as follows:  SE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 2, 40 acres; SW 1/4 SW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 2, 10

acres; N 3/4 SW 1/4, Sec 2, 30 acres; S part NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 4,

12 acres; NW 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 1, 38 acres; E 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 2, 80 acres;

S 3/4 NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 10, 30 acres; NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 2, 40 acres;

all in T 81 N, R 29 W.  To each of gr children:  John Riley

Carrey, Angeline Carrey (since married), Josephus Carrey,

Chancy Carrey and Riley Brown, $100 each.  The remainder of my

estate to be divided equally among the balance of my heirs:

Riley Carrey, William Carrey, Jr, James D Carrey, Assena

Rinehart, Margaret Rinehart and Matilda Hutson.  All of my

children are living.

Executors:  James D Carrey, son; Ethanan Rinehart, son-in-law.

Witnesses:  W E Tolle, Thad Atkinson

CARROLL

GREENE

RIDER

DENERMEYER

JACKSON

VAN PATTON

CHAPPELEAR

MEDORA CAROLL

Will dated 28 May 1890, proven 31 Aug 1893.

Mentions mother Mrs Edith F Greene, sister Miranda Belle

Rider, sister-in-law Lydia E Denermeyer, mother Mrs Margaret

Carroll, Jennie A Jackson, Jennie Van Patton, husband Lou N

Carroll.

Executor:  Lou N Carroll, husband.

Witnesses:  Jennie A Jackson, H A Chappelear.

CARTER

HOCH

BOWERS

ISSAC L CARTER, of DeSoto, Dallas County, age 75 years.

Will dated 17 Aug 1903, proven 2 Sep 1908.

To my wife Syntha Adaline Carter all my estate.

Executrix:  Syntha Adaline Carter, wife.

Witnesses:  Isaac Hoch, DeSoto; Stephen Bowers, Dallas Co.

CARTWRIGHT

FREEMAN

TEMPLE

CAMPBELL

FAIRFIELD

HOTCHKISS

WHITE

WM CARTWRIGHT, of Sugar Grove Township, Dallas Co, age 77 yrs.

Will dated 27 Sep 1882, proven 10 Dec 1888.

To my wife Sarah Cartwright all my estate and after her

death to be converted to money and divided among my children:

David S Cartwright, Elizabeth Freeman, Mary Ann Temple,

Louisa Campbell, Sarah Ellen Temple, John Cartwright and

Francis Fairfield.  Each is to have $600 and then all

remaining to be divided among then including my son James

Cartwright.

Witnesses:  A C Hotchkiss, J B White.

CARY

GRAY

KNEE

WESLEY

McQUIE

JOHN CARY, of Beaver Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 20 Apr 1906, proven 9 Jan 1907.

To my wife Sarah Cary and my son John Cary the home place

being the N 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 33, and the W 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 34, both

T 81 N, R 27 W, equally and at her death to John Cary

wholly.  To my children: Sidney Cary, $200; Mary Gray, wife

of Victor Gray, $400; Effie Knee, wife of Frank Knee, $500;

Ernest Cary, $10.  To my son John Cary $500 in trust for my

grandson Ray Cary until he becomes 21.

Executors:  Sarah Cary, wife; John Cary, son.

Witnesses:  Delos Wesley, A M McQuie, Minburn.

CASE

BROWN

WALLACE

LEATHERS

HAMBRIGHT

McCREERY

HOYT

JOHN CASE, of Spring Valley Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 28 Dec 1907, proven 30 Aug 1910.

To my wife Abigail Ann Case all my estate for her lifetime

then to dau Charlotte Ann Case, present name and address

unknown to me, $5; to grandchildren William Brown and John

Brown, children of my deceased da Emma Case Brown, $5

each; residue of estate to my children:  Edwin J Case, Amos

Case, Sarah Case Wallace and Mary Case Leathers.  My son

Gardner Case has already received his full share.

Executrix:  Abigail Ann Case, wife.

Witnesses:  J E Hambright, C C McCreery, H A Hoyt, all of Perry.

CASE

ROYALTY

SOLOMON

ROBERTS

WILLIAMS

CHANCE

GAROUTTE

LONGMIRE

JOSEPH CASE, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 4 Jul 1862, proven 5 Sep 1864

To my son Separate P Case the N 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 18, T 78 N, R 27 W.

To my son George W Case the E 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 13, T 78 N, R 28 W.

To my two daus Abashaba and Alydia, $5.00 each.  To my

following children:  William P Case, Benjamin P Case,

Elizabeth Royalty, Mary Solomon, Nancy Roberts, Sarah Williams,

Priscilla Case and Obadiah J Case, $10 each.

Executor:  Leonard Chance.

Witnesses:  S J Garoutte, George W Longmire.

CAYLER

WILLIS

BRYANT

HOYT

MARY CAYLER, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 16 Feb 1898, proven 31 Aug 1898.

To my husband Peter Cayler rents profits use and occupation

of my 15 acre farm being the S 1/2 N 3/4 NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 17,

T 81 N, R 28 W, for 3 full years after my death after which

all my estate to be divided between husband and legal heirs.

Executor:  Lindsey Willis.

Witnesses:  Mary I Bryant, H A Hoyt, Perry, Iowa.

CHAMBERLAIN

FAHEY

STELTZER

O C CHAMBERLAIN, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 23 Dec 1903, proven 31 Aug 1909.

To my wife Maude M Chamberlain all my estate.  No provision

is made for my dau Mable May Chamberlain knowing my wife will

see to her care and education.

Executrix:  Maude M Chamberlain, wife.

Witnesses:  W H Fahey, Harry I Steltzer.

CHANEY

SHARP

FALL

WHITE

BARR

LEWIS CHANEY, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 15 Apr 1887, proven 28 Mar 1894.

To my wife Sarah E Chaney all my personal property.  To my

son Franklin D Chaney the SE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 12, T 79 N, R 28 W

subject to life estate of wife.  To my son Charles W Chaney

the SW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 12, except 5 acres in the NW corner,

T 79 N, R 28 W subject to life estate of wife.  To my grand

children:  Lewis Sharp, McClelland Sharp and Rachel Fall,

children of my deceased dau Martha Sharp, $1 each.  To my

son Isaac B Chaney and my dau Elizabeth White, $1 each.  To

my sons F D Chaney and C W Chaney, 20 acres off the S side

of the NW 1/4, Sec 18, T 79 N, R 27 W, being my timber tract

of land.

Executor:  F D Chaney, son.

Witnesses:  Robert S Barr, Delana A Chaney

CHAPMAN

CLARKE

COLE

F B CHAPMAN, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 16 Mar 1908, proven 2 Sep 1908.

All my estate to my wife Caroline Chapman.

Executrix:  Caroline Chapman, wife.

Witnesses:  G W Clarke, A C Cole.

CHAPPELEAR

WADE

HIGHTSHOE

JOHNSON

FORRESTER

ELIZA J CHAPPELEAR

Will dated 2 Aug 1887, proven 13 Dec 1887.

To Mrs Ruth Chappelear, $100; to my mother Hannah Wade the

balance of my estate.

Executor:  Samuel Hightshoe.

Witnesses:  T F Johnson, Ida Forrester.

CHESTNUT

LAWSON

COLE

GUTHRIE

WILLIAM CHESTNUT, of Dallas County.

Will dated 22 Mar 1893, proven 1 Sep 1897.

All my estate to my wife Sarah Chestnut and after her death

to dau Angeline Lawson, $300; dau Nancy Jane Chestnut, $200;

son Thomas Chestnut, $200; each of my other children, $100

each; residue to be divided equally among all.

Witnesses:  John H Cole, W Scott Guthrie.

CHESTNUTWOOD

MARK

WRIGHT

HARPER

CONGER

WILLIAMS

WHITE

MORDECAI A CHESTNUTWOOD, of Dallas County.

Will dated 7 Aug 1899, proven 26 Mar 1907.

To my wife Hannah Chestnutwood the N 1/2 SW 1/4, and the E 1/2, NW 1/4 SW 1/4,

and the SW 1/4 SW 1/4, all Sec 13, T 78 N, R 28 W.  The latter

(SW 1/4 SW 1/4) to son Samuel S Chestnutwood on her death and

all personal property .  Remainder of estate to be divided

among my children:  Levi A Chestnutwood, M J Chestnutwood,

Samuel S Chestnutwood, Mary A Mark, Sarah Wright, Hannah

Harper, Catharine Conger, Barbara Chestnutwood and Harriet

Chestnutwood and granddau Lela May Chestnutwood.  My daus

Barbara Chestnutwood and Harriet Chestnutwood to be furnished

a home, food, clothing and medical attendance by son son

Samuel S Chestnutwood during their lifetime or until marriage.

Witnesses:  W J Williams, John B White.

CHESTNUTWOOD

HARPER

CONGER

WILLIAM CHESTNUTWOOD, of Adams Twp, Dallas County, age 39 yrs.

Will dated 5 Dec 1893, proven 28 Mar 1894.

To my only child and dau Lela May Chestnutwood the NE 1/4 SE 1/4

and part of the S 1/2 NE 1/4 and the W 14/25 S 5/8 Se 1/4 NE 1/4 all in

Sec 14, T 78 N, R 28 W, being 65 acres, or if she dies without

issue then to my fathers and my mothers estate:  W A Chestnutwood

and Hannah Chestnutwood.  To my brother Samuel S Chestnutwood

the E 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 14, T 78 N, R 28 W, being 20 acres.

Samuel S Chestnutwood to act as guardian of Lela May

Chestnutwood.  I desire that my dau live with my mother..

Executor:  L A Chestnutwood, brother.

Witnesses:  D C Harper, L A Chestnutwood, both of Adams Twp.

Codicil dated 6 Dec 1893.

Executor changed to brother-in-law Cyrus M Conger.

CLARK

FOSTER

ABRAHAM CLARK, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 17 Oct 1890, proven 16 Apr 1892.

All my estate to my wife Jane Clark during her lifetime and

then to my children:  Simion D Clark, Mary A Foster, Abram

L Clark, Joseph F Clark, William H H Clark, Elmer E Clark

and Arthur R Clark.

Executor:  William H H Clark.

Witnesses:  Abram Clark, Abraham Clark.

CLARK

BEASLEY

HOTCHKISS

CLARKE

ANNA M CLARK, of Dallas County.

Will dated 18 Nov 1890, proven 6 Jan 1899.

To my husband N B Clark for his lifetime and N 1/2 SE 1/4 and the 

E 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 13, T 79 N, R 29 W, and after his death to dau

Effie J Clark and E 1/2 Sw 1/4, Sec 13; to dau Ida E Beasley the

W 1/2 N 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 13; to grandson Dorrence N Clark the E 1/2 N 1/2 SE 1/4, 

Sec 13, all T 79 N, R 29 W.  Sons Oscar N Clark, Alonzo H

Clark and Milford R Clark have already received their shares.

Witnesses:  A C Hotchkiss, G W Clarke.

CLARK

CLELAND

HANNA

WATSON

SALTSMAN

MILLER

SHERNARD

PATTERSON

JAMES CLARK, of Knox Twp, Jefferson Co, Ohio.

Will dated 30 Dec 1856, proven 21 May 1872.

To my wife Margaret Clark use of dwelling and farm where we

now reside:  NW fraction, Sec 24, T 7 N, R 2 W, 57 acres also

SW fraction, Sec 19 and SE Fraction, Sec 25, T 8 N, R 2 W,

105 acres.  To my dau Mary, wf of Arthur Cleland of Defiance,

Ohio, $5; son Samuel Clark, $5; dau Margaret, wf of John

Hanna of Jefferson Co, Ohio; $5; dau Jane, wf of George

Watson of Island Creek Twp, Jefferson Co, Ohio, $5; son

James Clark, now in Calif, $500; son William Clark, $5;

dau Mary,  wf of Jefferson Saltsman of Jefferson Co, Ohio, $5;

son Robert Clark, the land on which I now reside.  The 1600

acres of land owned in Iowa to be sold and divided among my

heirs.

Executors:  Wm Clark, Robert Clark, sons

Witnesses:  John H Miller, Robert Shernard, Jr, John S Patterson

CLARK

LUDDINGTON

WILCOX

JOHN CLARK, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 17 Dec 1892, proven 15 Sep 1903.

To my wife Martha H Clark all my estate.

Executrix:  Martha H Clark, wife.

Witnesses:  Josiah Luddington, Lydia J Luddington, Henry Wilcox.

CLARK

MEADER

CROUSE

LUTHER

MARTHA H CLARK, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 15 Aug 1903, proven 26 Mar 1907.

Requests a monument for myself and my husband.  Residue of

of estate to J C Meader, and if not living, then to F C

Meader, P.O. Chelsea, Maine, a nephew of my husband.

Executor:  W S Crouse, Dallas County.

Witnesses:  J G Luther, W S Crouse.

CLARK

SHARP

CHAMBERLAIN

PEER

MARY A CLARK, of Dexter, Dallas County, age 75 yrs.

Will dated 25 Mar 1891, proven 8 Sep 1903.

My estate to my children William G Clark, Drucilla Clark,

Albert C Clark, Sarah A Clark and grandson Clarence M Clark.

Executor:  W T Sharp.

Witnesses:  Wm Chamberlain, Henry C Peer, both of Dexter.

CLARK

HARDEN

CAVE

WHITE

MARY JANE CLARK, of Dallas County.

Will dated 16 Feb 1900, proven 1 Sep 1903.

To my dau Fannie Harden all my estate.

Executrix:  Fannie Harden, dau.

Witnesses:  A J Cave, John B White.

CLARK

FRUSH

LEAMING

BRENTON

BARR

SNYDER

MARY R CLARK, of Adel Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 25 Jul 1907, proven 15 Mar 1910.

Request a head stone for myself and my late husband Moses F

Clark.  To my son George W Clark and feather bed and if he is

not heard from at or before my death then it is to go to my

dau Malinda Melvina Frush. All my real estate to go to my 

children: Malinda Melvina Frush; the children of my dau

Martha Emily Lemaing; James W Clark, George Wesley Clark;

and Robert Henry Clark.

Executor:  Clyde E Brenton.

Witnesses:  R S Barr, J E Snyder, both of Adel.

CLARK

FRUSH

LEAMING

STEELE

ALLEN

MOSES F CLARK, of Dallas Center, age 62 years.

Will dated 1 Sep 1882, proven 29 Jan 1883.

To my wife Mary R Clark, 1/2 of all my real estate being the

SW 1/4, Sec 15, T 79 N, R 27 W.  The rest of my estate to my

three sons:  James W Clark, Geo W Clark, and Robt H Clark.

My two daus:  Mrs Malin M Frush and Marthy E Leaming have

already received their share.

Executors:  Mary R Clark, wife; James W Clark, son.

Witnesses:  O N Steele, Wm T Allen, both of Dallas Center.

CLARK

PAYNE

HEWLET

MORRISON

EIDENBERG

MILLS

RUSSELL

NATHAN CLARK, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 14 Jan 1905, proven 6 Nov 1907.

To my niece Mrs Emma Clark Payne, $600.  Residue of my estate

to divided equally between my brothers and sisters,

unnamed.  The following shall receive no share of my estate:

Nathan Hewlet, son of my sister Winnie Hewlet; sister Mary

Morrison; Eva Eikenberg and Leon Clark, grandchildren of my

brother Milton Clark.

Executor:  A C Clark, brother.

Witnesses:  H C Mills, Ada Mills, E W Russell.

CLARK

NELSON

CAVE

O P CLARK, of Linn Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 21 Dec 1899, proven 30 Jan 1900.

All my estate to my wife Mary Jane Clark and at her death

$10 to be paid to granddaughter Hope Nelson.  Property mentioned

40 acres in Sec 24, T 79 N, R 29 W, Linn Twp.

Executrix:  Mary Jane Clark, wife.

Witnesses:  A J Cave, Elizabeth H Cave.

CLARK

SAMPLE

MOFFETT

WILLIAM H CLARK, of Rankin, Vermillion County, Illinois.

Will dated 10 Jan 1885, proven 8 Sep 1892.

To my father Abraham Clark now of Adel, Dallas County,

Iowa all my estate.

Executor:  Abram L Clark of Payton, Ford County, Illinois.

Witnesses:  A Sample, W T Moffett, both of Paxton, Ford Co, Ill.

CLARK

BLACKMAN

DAVIDSON

WILLIAM HENRY CLARK, of Fort Collins, Lawrence Co, Colorado.

Will dated 10 Jan 1887, proven 22 Mar 1887.

To my wife France V Clark the S 1/2, Lot 10, Block 43, Perry,

plus all personal property.

Executor:  France V Clark.

Witnesses:  Adrian Blackman, John M Davidson.

CLARY

BOMBERGER

BERRY

McLEES

FORSYTHE

RICHMOND

BROWN

ED P CLARY, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.

Will dated 7 Sep 1900, proven 11 Jan 1901.

To Charles E Bomberger, Dallas Center, $750; to Mrs Genoa

Berry, Norwalk, Warren Co, $750; to Vernon M Clary, Norwalk,

Warren Co, $500; to Melvill D Clary, Lincoln, Nebraska,

$300; to Mrs Minta McLees, 8th & Douglas, Des Moines, $250;

to Mrs Josephine Forsythe, Norwalk, Warren Co, $250.  Residue

of estate to be divided among foregoing legatees.

Executor:  Vernon M Clary.

Witnesses:  J A Richmond, John Brown.

CLAYTON

GOLDEN

GUTSHALL

VAN METER

THORNTON

J H CLAYTON, of Van Meter, Dallas County.

Will dated 11 Nov 1884, proven 2 Sep 1885.

To my only child Wilda K Clayton, proceeds from sale of

personal property and all real estate being the SE 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec

34 and the W 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 34, also the SE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 26, all in

T 78 N, R 27 W,  Request that Abraham Golden by name guardian

of Wilda K Clayton.

Executor:  Harry Gutshall

Witnesses:  J R Van Meter, Lea Thornton.

CLAYTON

PARKER

GUTSHALL

SEMANS

NELSON

GOAR

EDWARDS

JOHN CLAYTON, of Van Meter, Dallas County.

Will dated 13 Sep 1881, proven 3 May 1887.

To be buried beside my wife in Boone Cemetery.  To my dau

Susan Mary Parker, only child now living, the W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 13;

the SE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 13; the SE 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 14; and E 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and

the W 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 24; the N 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 24; also the SW 1/4 SE 1/4,

Sec 24, all T 78 N, R 27 W and 1/2 all my personal effects.

Balance of my estate divided among my three granddaus:  Attie

Gutshall, Rena Semans and Ada Nelson being the S 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 24;

the E 1/2 NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 26; the E 1/2, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 and E 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 23; the E 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and E 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 23; the E 1/2 NE 1/4

SE 1/4, Sec 23, together with 1/2 of my personal effects.  To Zoe Semens,

my great granddau, my town property.

Witnesses:  B F Goar, J A Edwards.

CLAYTON

BARR

CARRELL

JOHN D CLAYTON, of Van Meter, Dallas County.

Will dated 13 May 1885, proven 27 Sep 1886.

To my wife Dora L Clayton all my estate.

Executrix:  Dora L Clayton, wife.

Witnesses:  Robert S Barr, Sam E Carrell, both of Adel.

CLER

CLARK

BARR

PHILIP CLER, of Adel Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 4 Mar 1901, proven 16 Apr 1901.

To my wife Catherine Cler all my estate knowing she will

deal justly with our children.

Executrix:  Catherine Cler, wife.

Witnesses:  J W Clark, Robt S Barr, Adel.

COLE

GUTHRIE

FOX

NICHOLS

GREEN

McCOLL

CRAFT

TAYLOR

ERNEST A COLE, of Woodward, Dallas County.

Will dated 14 Sep 1908, proven 8 Nov 1909.

To my brothers and sisters:  Victoria M Guthrie, Thomas H

Cole, Virginia Fox, Meggs V Cole, F H Cole, Alchie Nicholas,

Blanch Green, and Guy Cole, $5 each.  Remainder of my estate

to my nephew Chas Cyrus Cole.

Executor:  A M McColl.

Witnesses:  W P Craft, H S Taylor.

COLE

FOX

McCALL

NICHOLS

JOHN H COLE, of Dallas County.

Will dated 6 May 1899, proven 29 Aug 1899.

To my wife Mary Cole 1/3 of my estate.  To my children:

Nancy Jane, $700; Thomas Hayward, $5; Victoria, $400;

Virginia, $800; Earnest A, $5; Meggs V, $5; Aesha, $1500;

Holt, $600; Blanche, $800; Guy, $800.  To granddau Myrtle Fox,

$100 to be used in giving her an education.

Executor:  M V Cole.

Witnesses:  Donald D McCall, Lee Nichols.

COLE

GUTHRIE

FOX

GREENE

STORM

NICHOLS

McCALL

CRAFT

MARY COLE, of Woodward, Dallas County.

Will dated 5 Jul 1902, proven 5 Nov 1902.

To my daus Victoria M Guthrie, Virginia Fox, Blanche Greene,

and Alchie Nichols, $100 each; to my sons T H Cole, E A Cole,

and M V Cole, $50 each; to Z H Cole and Guy Cole, $50 each;

to my grandson Joseph Storm, Jr, $50; to grandsons John L

Fox and Burr Fox, $50 each.  Balance of estate to be divided

equally among my several children.

Executor:  M V Cole, son.

Witnesses:  A M McCall, W S Craft.

COLLEGE

HINZIE

ROBERTS

CALDWELL

BARR

LEACH

JAMES COLLEGE, of Adams Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 27 Dec 1889, proven 9 Sep 1891.

To my wife Susan J College the 40 acres of land we now occupy

as a homestead and being the Lot 17, Sec 1, T 78 N, R 28 W.  After

her death to be sold and divided as follows:  to my daus Sarah

Hinzie and Linnie Roberts, $5 each; to my grand sons William

and Edward Hinzie, $50 each; to my granddau Sarah L Hinzie,

(known as Sissy Hinzie), $100; the remainder to the children

of my dau Linnie Roberts.  To my son John College during his

life Lot 16, Sec 1, T 78 N, R 28 W and then to his heirs or

if none to my sons James K College and Edward College.  To

my sons John W College and James K College the SW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec

1, T 78 N, R 28 W, being known as the pasture forty acres.

To my son Edward College, $1000.

Executor:  Dr T J Caldwell, my friend and physician.

Witnesses:  Robert S Barr, S M Leach.

COLLEGE

SWEELEY

WHITE

JOHN W COLLEGE

Will dated 27 Jan 1893, proven 23 Sep 1908.

To my wife Hattie J College all my estate.

Witnesses:  Vic T Sweeley, John B White.

COLLINS

TOLLE

ROBBINS

ADAM COLLINS, of Dawson, Dallas County, age 63 years.

Will dated 7 Sep 1886, proven 25 Mar 1887.

To my wife Alsey Collins, Lots 1 & 2, Block 6, Original

Town of Perry, and the E 1/2 SE 1/4, and the NW 1/4 SE 1/4 and the SW 1/4

NE 1/4, Sec 10 T 81 N, R 29 W.

Executrix:  Alsey Collins, wife.

Witnesses:  James Tolle, C W Robbins, both of Dawson.

COLLIPRIEST

KEELER

POTTER

BRENTON

LORING

NAZARINE

VAN DUSEN

THOMAS COLLIPRIEST, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.

Will dated 20 Mar 1903, proven 26 Mar 1907.

To my son Benjamin T Collipriest during his lifetime the

NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 4, T 79 N, R 28 W, my dau Sarah A Van Dusen

to be his guardian and care for him and have use of the

property which she will receive upon his death.  Balance

of estate to my children:  Sarah A Van Dusen, Charlotte F

Keeler, Purcilla Potter, Henry Collipriest, and granddau

Edna Collipriest, dau of my deceased son Edward Collipriest.

Executor:  Clyde E Brenton, of Dallas Center.

Witnesses:  Joseph O Loring, E L Nazarine.

Codicil added 26 Jun 1904.  Replaces dau Sarah A Van Dusen

with daus Purcilla Potter and Charlotte F Keelr as guardians

for Benjamin Collipriest.

COLTON

SHANAHAN

CROCKETT

WHITE

SKINNER

ELI L COLTON, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 18 Sep 1894, proven 16 Sep 1895.

All my estate to my children:  Sarah Shanahan, L E Colton,

Freeman E Colton and Ella Crockett.

Witnesses:  John B White, A Skinner.

COLTON

ROGERS

FINNICUM

BENNETT

GIBBS

ROLSTON

CLARKE

WILLIAMS

MARY J COLTON, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 2 Apr 1903, proven 30 Aug 1910.

To my son Clyde Colton the NW 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 33, T 79 N, R 28 W;

he to pay my other children the following amounts:  Minnie

Colton, Calista Rogers, Effie Finnicum, Laura Bennett,

Esther Gibbs, $100 each, and Florence Colton and Claude

Colton, $200 each.

Executor:  Benjamin Rolston.

Witnesses:  G W Clarke, W J Williams.

COLTRIN

GRISWOLD

WINNER

HOYT

EDWIN A COLTRIN, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 18 Mar 1904, proven 2 Sep 1908.

To my wife Nancy A Coltrin all my estate for her lifetime

and then my children Hattie F Griswold and Adelbert E

Coltrin.

Executrix:  Nancy A Coltrin, wife.

Witnesses:  Chas H Winner, H A Hoyt, both of Perry.

COMER

MORGAN

HALLET

NIXON

NEWELL

GILL

PATRICK COMER, of Dallas County.

Will dated 12 Sep 1893, proven 30 Aug 1904.

To each of my children:  Catherine Morgan, Maggie Hallet,

Thomas Comer, Dela Nixon, Martin Comer and Edmund Comer,

$5 each.  Remainder of my estate to my wife Mary Comer.

Executor:  Edward Comer.

Witnesses:  A C Newell, Sylvanus Gill.

CONDRON

MAHER

RICHMOND

SNOW

JAMES CONDRON, of Beaver Twp, Dallas County, a farmer.

Will dated 6 Jun 1886, proven 31 Aug 1886.

To my wife Alice Condron my estate being the NW 1/4 SE 1/4, and

the NE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 28, T 81 N, R 27 W.

Executrix:  Alice Condron, wife.

Witnesses:  E Maher, Minburn; E A Richmond, S C Snow, both of

Dallas Center.

CONNELLY

CONNALLY

ENGLISH

NISSLEY

LICHTENBERER

BARNES

PARK

MARY CONNELLY, of Macon Co, Ill, formerly of Penn Twp,

Lancaster County, Pa.

Will dated 24 May 1888, proven 4 Nov 1897.

To daus Susan English of Decatur Co, Ill and Mary Nissley

of Dallas County, Iowa, my wearing apparel divided between

them.  All remainder of my estate:  1/6 to son James Lichtenberger

of Macon Co, Ill; 1/6 to children of deceased son Eli S

Lichtenberger who reside in Lacaster Co, Pa; 1/6 to dau

Susan English; 1/4 to dau Mary Nissley; and 1/4 to son John S

Connelly who assumed debts of my son William S Connally

who died insolvent.

Executor:  John S Connally.

Witnesses:  Morgan English, W A Barnes

Codicil written 30 May 1891.

Son James Lichetenberger to be executor of estate.

Witnesses:  Allen Lichetenberger, Edwin Park, of Decatur, Ill.

CONNER

KENYON

ROBERTS

HOYT

OSCAR H CONNER, of Dallas County.

Will dated 13 Nov 1901, proven 18 Nov 1905.

To my wife Martha Ellen Conner the SE 1/4 and the SW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec

14, the NE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 8, and an undescribed 43 acres in Sec 8,

all T 81 N, R 28 W, and the S 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 28, T 82 N, R 28 W, 

Boone County.  After her death the property to be divided

among children named below.  To dau Anna Kenyon the W fr 1/2,

SW 1/4, Sec 19, T 81 N, R 27 W.  To son Ole B Conner, an unmarried

man, the W 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 10, and the S 70 acres W 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 3, all

T 80 N, R 28 W.  To son Joseph S Conner the W fr 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 3,

and the N 10 acres W 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 3, all T 80 N , R 28 W.  To

granddau Facella Joan Conner, dau of Joseph S Conner by first

wife, $10, to be paid her by my son Joseph S Conner or his

children by his second wife.  To son Frederick T Conner the

N 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 30, T 81 N, R 28 W.

Executrix:  Martha Ellen Conner, wife.

Witnesses:  John P Roberts, H A Hoyt, Perry.

CONWAY

FRAZIER

GARDNER

EVANS

BARROWS

ELIZA CONWAY, of Beaver Twp, Dallas County, age 64 years.

Will dated 31 Jan 1885, proven 9 Apr 1890.

To my husband the W 1/2 SE 1/4 and the SE 1/4 SW 1/4 and the E 1/2 SW 1/4 SW 1/4,

Sec 11, T 81 N, R 27 W, and after his death to be divided

among my children as follows:  Milton Stanford Conway, 1/6;

Angelina Frazier, 1/6; Arthur W Conway and Nettie May Conway,

children of Thomas L Conway, deceased, 1/12 each; George W

Conway, 1/6; Ida May Gardner, 1/6; Arthur B Conway, 1/6.

Executor:  Milton Stanford Conway, Thomas Gardner.

Witnesses:  S D Evans, G W Barrows.

COOK

BARNETT

GEORGE

SMITH

JOHN COOK, of Dallas County.

Will dated 17th day, first mo (Jan) 1863, proven 5 Sep 1864.

To son Martin Cook SE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 26, except 8 acres across the

East and also 3 acres on East Side of SW 1/4 NE of same Sec,

T 28 N R 29 W.  To son Uriah Cook the NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 26 and 8

acres on the East side of SE 1/4 and 37 acres on the West part

SW 1/4 both in Sec 26, T 78 N, R 29 W.  Son Uriah Cook to make

provisions for care of wife Anna Cook.  Previously provided for

children:  Joshua, Joseph, Isaac and the heirs of my sons

Robert and Seth Cook and my stepchildren Abigail and Sydnia

Barnett and Evan and Adin George.

Executor:  Joseph Cook

Witnesses:  Ira A Smith, Wm H Cook.

COOK

SNYDER

BISHOP

CROW

JOLLEY

LEACH

WHITE

JOHN COOK, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 9 Mar 1903, proven 10 Apr 1905.

I am now residing with my dau Melissa Snyder.  Estate to be 

divided in 21 parts, one part to be divided equally between

Lottie Bishop and John Bishop; 2 parts to each of my living

children:  William L Cook, Harriet Crow, John W Cook, Melissa

Snyder, Joseph E Cook, Carrie Jolley, Charles C Cook, S M

Cook, A F Cook and Ralph Cook.

Executor:  William L Cook, son.

Witnesses:  S M Leach, John B White.

COOK

McKINEY

MENDENHALL

SCOTT

HORNER

PETER COOK, of Dallas County.

Will dated 31st day of 3rd mo 1866, proven 23 Aug 1880.

To my son Joseph Cook the SE 1/4, Sec 21, (except N 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4

and 10 acres out of SE corner of said 1/4 Sec), and 15 acres

on S end W 1/2 W 1/2 WE 1/4, Sec 3, all in T 78 N, R 29 W.  To my dau

Cathrine McKiney, $50.  Remainder of estate to son Joseph

Cook provided he care for my wife Kezia Cook.  Previously

given my children William H Cook, Richard Cook, Elkanah

Cook and Isaac P Cook and Mary Ann Mendenhall their full

share.

Executors:  Eli Scott, Zimri Horner

Witnesses:  Eli Scott, Zimri Horner, both of Redfield.

COOPER

MORRISON

HAMLET

LONG

ARNOLD

MORISTON

FAHEY

SAMUEL COOPER, of Dallas County.

Will dated 21 Mar 1901, proven 22 Sep 1902.

To my wife Mary E Cooper all my estate for her lifetime and

then to my sons:  Lester Cooper, William Edward Cooper,

Charles Fredrick Cooper, and granddau Ellen Elizabeth Morrison.

Also mentioned were sons George Cooper and Alfred Cooper and

dau Mande Hamlet, and the children of my desceased dau Mary

Long and children of my deceased son Samuel Cooper.

Executrix:  Mary E Cooper, wife.

Witnesses:  Carl Arnold, John Moriston, W H Fahey.

COUCH

JOY

WHITE

J A COUCH, of Benton County, Arkansas, age 77 yrs.

Will dated 14 Dec 1897, proven 2 Sep 1903.

To my children of myself and my late wife Ruth M Couch,

$250 to be shared equally.  All my real estate:  Lot 20, Sec 2

and NW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 2, all T 78 N, R 28 W, and 80 acres in Benton

County, Arkansas, and all town lots in Siloam Springs, Benton

County, Arkansas, to be shared equally by all my children.

Executor:  H M Couch.

Witnesses:  J Lovel Joy, John B White.

COUNCIL

WYATT

McCARL

WILCOX

ROOP

CROWEL

LONG

CHARLES COUNCIL, of Springfield Twp (sic) Dallas County.

To Thomas C Council, Mary Ann Wyatt, John A Council and

Melvina Council one dollar each.  All the rest of my estate

to Rebecka McCarl, Willis Council and Matilda Wilcox to be

divided equally.

Executor:  Christian Roop

Witnesses:  H Crowel, Comfort Roop, N G Long

COUNCIL

LEE

CROSS

BUCK

GARDNER

LEWIS

THORNBURG

CLARKE

THOMAS C COUNCIL, of Dallas County.

Will dated 29 Dec 1905, proven 31 Aug 1909.

To my wife Elizabeth Council all my estate for her lifetime

and then to my children:  Jennie Lee, Nettie Cross, Cora Buck,

Harriett M Gardner, Elizabeth N Lewis, Blanche Council, Mary

E Council, James Council and Albert Council.

Executrix:  Elizabeth Council, wife.

Witnesses:  L B Thornburg, Fred G Clarke.

COURTNEY

PATTEE

DURFEE

HOLMES

HENRY COURTNEY, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 12 Apr 1889, proven 9 Oct 1889.

All my estate to my wife Lorinda J Courtney.  If she marries

1/3 of estate to her and 2/3 to daus Daisy Pearl Courtney

and Nina Clara Courtney.

Executrix:  Lorinda J Courtney, wife.

Witnesses:  D J Pattee, F R Durfee, H J Holmes.

COX

BURNHAM

MILLS

ASH

HOLLOWAY

JONES

SAVAGE

HUNTER

WHITE

MESSENGER

PAYNE

HOCKETT

MARY R COX, of Linn Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 11 Jan 1904, proven 17 Jan 1906.

To my husband Wm Cox all my estate for his lifetime including

the W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 17 and the N 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 20, and the E 28 Acres

NE 1/4, Sec 19, all T 79 N, R 29 W, Dallas County.  Above real

estate to go to Cora Josephine Burnham, wife of L A Burnham,

Dallas County at death of husband Wm Cox.  Other bequests after 

death of husband:  to Sarah Mills, Farmland, Indiana, $2000;

to Isaac Mills and Mrs Bon Ash, Versailles, Ohio, children of

Sarah Mills, $500 each; to Lewis Holloway, Elk City, Oklahoma,

$500; to Laura Jones, Selma, Indiana, $150; to Eva Savage,

Muncie, Indiana, $100; to Mary Holloway, Linden, Iowa, Lot 7,

Block 3, Linden; to Mary Hunter, Linden, Iowa, Lot 6, Block

3, Linden. Residue of estate to be held by my executors for

21 years and then divided as follows:  Sarah Mills, 1/3;

Isaac Mills, 1/12; Mrs Bon Ash, 1/12; Lewis Holloway, 1/12;

Laura Jones, 1/20; Eva Savage, 1/30; Cora Josephine Burnham,

1/3.

Executors:  J B White, G H Messenger, of Adel.

Witnesses:  Ira D Payne, Levi Hockett, Linden.

CRANE

MONAHAN

NOBLE

KUGLER

GLYDE

CAMPBELL

SILAS CRANE, of Beaver Twp, Dallas County, age 82 years.

Will dated 30 Nov 1897, proven 19 Nov 1898.

To my daus Julia A Monahan, Mary C Noble, Hannah E Kugler,

and Allice F Glyde, the W 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 28, T 81 N, R 27 W,

80 acres.

Witnesses:  John Campbell and John Campbell.

CRAVEN

WHEELER

MENDENHALL

COOK

BRADFIELD

NEWBY

HULDAH CRAVEN, of Dallas County.

Will dated 27 Nov 1895, proven 8 Jan 1901.

My estate to be divided in 1/7 shares to each group or

individual as follows:  children of my deceased son Daniel N

Craven:  Willis Craven, Eva Wheeler, Charles Craven, Otis

Craven and Cora Craven; Hannah E Craven, wife of Jacob L

Craven; son Elkanah S Craven; dau Mary J Mendenhall; children

of my deceased son John W Craven:  Amy Craven, Levi E Craven

and Lillus Craven; son Lindley T Craven; children of my

desceased dau Tacy H Cook:  Elkanah S Cook and Lillian Cook.

Executor:  Lindley T Craven, son.

Witnesses:  Levi Bradfield, Lindley M Newby.

CRAWFORD

JONES

GILL

CARRIE E CRAWFORD, of Minburn, Dallas County.

will dated 9 Mar 1890, proven 15 Apr 1890

To my husband Matthew Crawford all my real estate in the

Town of Minburn.

Executor:  Matthew Crawford, son.

Witnesses:  L H Jones, L Gill.

CRAWFORD

CLAYTON

BROYHILL

GUNDY

EVERETT N CRAWFORD

Will undated, proven 23 Aug 1881.

To my uncle William D Clayton, all my real estate.  To my

brother John Crawford, my trunk and wearing apparel.

Executor:  T D Broyhill.

Witnesses:  T D Broyhill, John Gundy.

CRAWFORD

BARR

WILLIAM D CRAWFORD, of Dallas County.

Will dated 9 Oct 1903, proven 22 Apr 1905.

To my brother Robert M Crawford, of Van Meter Township, all

my estate.

Executor:  Robert M Crawford, brother.

Witnesses:  Maggie Crawford, P.O. Waukee; R S Barr, P.O. Adel.

CRONKWRIGHT

SOPHIA CRONKWRIGHT, of Dallas County.

Will dated 23 Jun 1902, proven for Sophia Cronkwright,

10 Apr 1908.  See will of Wm and Sophia Cronkwright.

CRONKWRIGHT

CRENSHAW

TAYLOR

WM AND SOPHIA CRONKWRIGHT, husband and wife, of Dallas County.

Will dated 23 Jun 1902, proven for Wm Cronkwright 14 Nov 1905.

Will provides for a life estate for the survivor.  Rents and

proceeds from Lots 1 & 2, Block 20, Greenes Addition to Adel,

to support the dau of our deceased son Benjamin F Cronkwright,

until she is 21, when she will receive the property for her

own.  Mentions Minnie Cronkwright as mother of the above child

and wife of the deceased son Benjamn F Cronkwright.  Remainder

of estate to be divided between sons Martin Cronkwright and

George W Cronkwright.

Witnesses:  H H Crenshaw, D W Taylor.

CROTTS

EMMERT

MERSHON

JENKINS

S W CROTTS, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.

Will dated 23 Jun 1905, proven 26 Sep 1905.

To my wife Laura Bell Crotts all my estate for her lifetime

and then to my children:  Nellie Crotts, Luther Crotts,

Frank Crotts, Lucile Crotts and Marie Crotts.

Executor:  S E Emmert.

Witnesses:  C E Mershon, W W Jenkins.

CROUSE

BOOTS

FOSTER

GODOWN

WASSON

LISLE

BROWN

WINSTON CROUSE, of Cass Twp, Guthrie Co, Iowa, age 66 yrs,

a farmer.

Will dated 19 Jun 1886, proven 23 Mar 1898.

All my estate to my wife Mary Crouse for her lifetime.  Sons

L J Crouse and E A Crouse have received their full share.  At

death of my wife estate to my daus:  Susan Boots, Jennie

Foster, Sarah Ann Godown, Matilda Wasson, Mary A Lisle and

Louise Crouse.

Executor:  C E Foster, son-in-law.

Witnesses:  J B Brown, S A Wasson, both of Guthrie Co.

CROWEL

BANKS

MOORE

GUTSHALL

LOGAN

DODGE

HESTER

MARY A CROWEL, of Van Meter, Dallas County.

Will dated 11 Apr 1873, proven 20 Dec 1875.

To my children:  Jackson J Crowel, $100; Jesse H Crowel,

$100; dau Minerva Banks, $5; Elizabeth Moore, $50; William

A Crowel, remainder of estate.  Property described as

E 1/2 E 1/2 NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 22, T 78 N, R 27 W, 10 acres.

Executor:  Jacob Gutshall.

Witnesses:  A M Logan, C M Dodge, Isaac Hester.

CROWLEY

KENT

HILL

BARR

MARY CROWLEY, widow of Dennis Crowley, late of Walnut

Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 7 Aug 1902, proven 20 Nov 1909.

To my son Cornelius Crowley and my dau rose Crowley who

now resides with me all my estate.  I make no provision for

my son Daniel Crowley as he has had ample provision from his

fathers estate and is now prosperous.

Executor:  John Kent, my neighbor and friend.

Witnesses:  J C Hill, R S Barr.

CUMMINGS

CLEARY

McLUEN

ED CUMMINGS, of Dallas Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 11 Jun 1900, proven 7 Nov 1900.

To my oldest son Ed Cummings, Jr, 2/3 interest in home

farm of 120 acres after he becomes of age.  Until this time to

be used for the benefit of my wife Mary Cummings and all our

children.  To my wife Mary Cummings, $3000 and all personal

property.

Executor:  James Cummings, brother.

Wintesses:  James Cleary, William McLuen.

CUMMINGS

ALYWARD

CARDELL

PRIOR

PERRY CUMMINGS, of Dallas County.

Will dated 24 Nov 1890, proven 29 Aug 1899.

To my wife Nancy Cummings the NW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 23 and the SE 1/4 SE 1/4,

Sec 22, T 81 N, R 29 W during her lifetime and then to my dau

Bridget Alyward.

Executor:  James Cummings, son, of Dallas County.

Witnesses:  W W Cardell, Dana A Prior, Perry.

CUNNINGHAM

HOLLENBERGER

PHILLIPS

STEPHENS

JAMES CUNNINGHAM, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 14 May 1878, proven 28 Jan 1879.

To my wife Elizabeth Cunningham the NW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 17 and 60

acres off the E side of the SE 1/4, Sec 18, T 79 N, R 28 W,

after her death to my children.

Executors:  Elizabeth Cunningham, wife; William T Cunningham

and J J Hollenberger.

Witnesses:  S S Phillips, W M Stephens.

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