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


For ease of researching, I have alphabetized the records.  It takes nothing away from the original transcription.  

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

 

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EBY

BEAZOR

FLEMMING

BOLLINGER

EMMERT

KESLER

WOLF

MYERS

BOWERS

RHODES

STRAYER

BRUBAKER

HENRY EBY, of Dallas County.

Will dated 13 mar 1877, proven 29 Jan 1883.

To Henry Eby Beazor, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Beazor,

deceased, $400; to Rachel Jane and Sarah Catharine, both

daus of the aforesaid I & E Beazor, deceased, $400; to Catharine

Flemming, $200; to Rachel Eby Bollinger, wife of David Bollinger,

$50; to Eddy Emmert, son of J J Emmert, $100; to Henry Eby

Kesler, son of J & H Kesler, $50; to Henry Eby Wolf, son of

W & M Wolf, $50; to Henry Eby Myers, son of I & S Myers, $50;

to Rachel Eby Bowers, dau of D & S Bowers, $50.  The four $50

legatees are described as under fourteen years of age.  To the

Dallas Center Church of the Brethren, $200.  In the event of a 

surplus in my estate the executors are to consult with Isaac

Myers of Dallas County and Isaac Rhodes of Jo Davies County,

Illinois as to the disposition.

Executors:  Samuel Strayer, Abraham Brubaker, both of Dallas Co.

Witnesses:  Martin Myers, Samuel M Rhodes.

EDQUIST

GOFF

WEAVER

GIDDINGS

ANGELINE M EDQUIST, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 25 Sep 1897, proven 15 Mar 1910.

To my husband N Edquist all my estate for his lifetime and

then to my son Adelbert J Goff and my adopted dau Mrs Rose

V Weaver.

Executor:  N Edquist, husband.

Witnesses:  Minnie E Giddings, H G Giddings.

EDWARDS

WETLZER

DIBRN

BEARSS

CUNNINGHAM

WHITE

TICE

CURTIS

LAUK

STILES

HANNAH EDWARDS, of Redfield, Dallas County.

Will proven 15 Jan 1898.

My property to be sold and suitable tombstone erected at my

grave.  To son Isaac Edwards, $400; to son William Edwards,

$5; to Hannah M Wetzler, Louise Dibern and Jesse Bearss,

heirs of dau Abigal Bearss, $100 each.  Residue of estate to

be divided as follows:  1/4 to dau Arvilda Cunningham; 1/4 to

dau Henrietta Cunningham; 1/4 to dau L Rosetta White; 1/8 to

grandson James Edwards; and 1/3 to dau Mary Tice.

Executor:  G W Curtis, of Redfield.

Codicil dated 22 Nov 1897.

To dau Henrietta Cunningham the SE 1/4, Sec 10, T 24 N, R 32 W,

and $100 to be deducted from her share.

Witnesses:  J V Lauk, Robt F Stiles.

ELDRIDGE

HERMAN

HOYT

TROUT

JOSEPH G ELDRIDGE, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 7 Jun 1886, proven 10 Jan 1899.

To my wife Lucinda A Eldridge all my estate and trusting that

if any remains at her death she will cause some to descend in

equal shares to my children:  Margaret E Herman and Reuben F

Eldridge.

Executrix:  Margaret E Herman, dau.

Witnesses:  H A Hoyt, A W Trout, Perry.

ELEFRITS

SMALLEY

RYAN

ABRAHAM ELEFRITS, of Dallas County.

Will dated 14 Jan 1867, proven 1 Apr 1867.

To my wife Polly Elefrits the N 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 11, T 80 N, R 26 W,

To my son Silas the S 1/2 N 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 11, T 80 N, R 26 W.

To my William Elefrits the N 1/2 N 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 11, T 80 N,

R 26 W.  The rest of estate to be sold and divided equally

between my heirs at law.

Witnesses:  O D Smalley, W H Ryan.

ELLEFRITS

SEVERN

JACOBS

WAELE

POLLY ELLEFRITS

To my son Silas G Ellefrits, $5, to my dau Perlina Severn, $5.

to my son William B Ellefrits the remainder of my estate.

Will dated 28 Jul 1869, proven 7 Mar 1870.

Witnesses:  Wm Jacobs, A Mc D Waele.

ELLIOTT

STEINER

TAYLOR

McLUEN

RHODES

WILCOX

THORNBURG

BALLARD

FRANCIS ELLIOTT, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 7 Aug 1900, proven 6 Jan 1903.

To my dau Kezia Elliott my full 1/3 interest in our home of

5 1/2 acres in the SW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 9, T 81 N, R 28 W, lying east

of Chicago & R I RR and North of the C M & St P RR at their

junction in Perry.  To my oldest dau Esther Steiner, to the 

heirs of my deceased dau Ghelma Taylor - my 2nd dau, to my

4th dau Lydia McLuen, to my 5th dau Lindy Jane Rhodes and

to my youngest dau Kate Wilcox, $1 each.  To my oldest son

John Elliott, 2nd son E F Elliott, 3rd son B F Elliott and

youngest son W S Elliott, $1 each.

Executor:  L B Thornburg.

Witnesses:  Wm McLuen, Wm Ballard.

ELLIS

CHILDS

McREYNOLDS

HOYT

SHIPMAN

JOSHUA W ELLIS, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 1 Aug 1893, proven 24 Mary 1897.

To my son Frank A Ellis the farm on which he now resides

being the W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 13, also the SE 1/4, SE 1/4, Sec 14, also

18 acres in Sec 14, all T 80 N, R 28 W, this amount of land

making his share equal to the amounts given my other sons.

To the three children of my son F F Ellis, deceased, $5 each.

To my wife Mary A Ellis the remainder of estate during her

lifetime and then to my sons:  Charles K Ellis, Frank Ellis,

George W Ellis and John C Ellis and daus Adelia Childs and

Addie McReynolds.

Executrix:  Mary A Ellis, wife.

Witnesses:  H A Hoyt, J H Shipman.

Codicil added 20 Nov 1895.

Bequests made to Frank A Ellis now made to his wife Annie

Ellis.

ELLIS

ROBERTSON

NORDYKE

BRIGGS

LAFAYETTE ELLIS, of Walnut, Dallas County, age 56 years.

Will dated 8 Dec 1887, proven, 8 May 1888.

To my wife Media N H Ellis the S 1/2 NE 1/4 and the NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec

2, T 79 N, R 26 W, 132 acres, during her lifetime and then

to my heirs.  To my son Francis A Ellis, $1000, which has

been paid.  To my dau Lucy L Roberston, $1000, of which $300

has been paid. To my dau Anna Mary Nordyke, $1000, of which

$300 has been paid.  To my dau Ida May Ellis, $1000 when she

is of age.  To my sons Levi A Ellis and Georgie L Ellis,

$1000 each at age 21.

Executor:  Lyman Ellis, my brother.

Witnesses:  L W Briggs, Grant Twp; Lyman Ellis, Walnut Twp.

ELLIS

DUNBAR

BRIGGS

HOFF

LYMAN ELLIS, of Dallas County.

Will dated 21 Apr 1894, proven 26 Sep 1894.

To my wife Rachel A Ellis and son Arthur Ellis the S 1/2 SW 1/4,

Sec 11 and the SE 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 2, T 79 N, R 26 W during their

life and then to my heirs.  Also to my wife Rachel A Ellis

the N 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 2, T 29 N, R 26 W.  The S 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 1,

T 79 N, R 26 W to be sold and the proceeds divided between 

my son Sylvanus Ellis and my dau Lucy L Dunbar.

Executor:  Lee Briggs.

Witnesses:  Lee Briggs, N B Hoff.

ELLIS

HILE

HINDMAN

FIDLER

WILSON

HOPKINS

HUBBARD

KELLEY

PERKINS

PETER ELLIS, of Adams Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 4 Jan 1881, proven 23 Aug 1881

To Mary Jones, my eldest dau, $100; to Olive Hile, my second

dau, $100; to William Allen Ellis, my oldest son, $1; to

Elvira Hindman, my fifth dau, $1; to my grandson Zenas

Fidler, $200; to Eliza Wilson, my fourth dau, $27; to John S

Ellis, my second son, $1; to Sarah Ellen Hopkins, my sixth

dau, $100; to Florence Hubbard, my seventh dau, $100; to

Andrew Ellis, my third son, the E 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 22, T 78 N,

R 28 W also the W 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 23, T 78 N, R 28 W, also the

SW 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 14, T 78 N, R 28 W, with the exception of the

grave yard lot being 2 acres; to Sanford H Ellis, my fourth

son the NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 22, T 78 N, R 28 W also E 3/4, S 1/4 SE 1/4 SE 1/4

Sec 15, T 78 N, R 28 W.  Property bequeathed subject to Dowry

rights of my wife Maria E Ellis.

Witnesses:  Z W Kelley, J D Perkins.

ELLIS

MORSE

BRENTON

S J ELLIS, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 14 Jun 1885, proven 4 Oct 1887.

To my wife Jane Ellis all my estate.

Executrix:  Jane Ellis, wife.

Witnesses:  A D Morse, J B Brenton.

ESTES

SHAFER

HORACE ESTES, of Dallas County, aged 48 years.

Will dated 27 Mar 1868, proven 20 Mar 1884.

To my wife Margaret P Estes all my estate.

Executrix:  Margaret P Estes, wife.

Witnesses:  Richard Shafer, Margaret Shafer, Mary E Shafer, all

of Walnut Township, Polk County.

FAHEY

ELLWOOD

HOYT

RUSSELL

WILLIAM FAHEY, of Dallas County.

Will dated 24 May 1905, proven 9 Jan 1907.

To my wife Mary Fahey for her lifetime the SW 1/4, Sec 24, 

T 81 N, R 28 W for her lifetime.  To my sons John Fahey and

Jerry Fahey all my agricultural implements to be divided

between them.  After my wifes death the N 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 24

(above) be sold and divided as follows:  dau Mary Ellwood,

$1500; son William Fahey, $1200; son Thomas Fahey, $20;

son John Fahey, $20; son Jerry Fahey, $20; dau Bridget Fahey,

$20; children of James Fahey, deceased, each $5; granddau

Veva Ellwood, dau of Mary Ellwood, $50 for musical education.

To dau Bridget Fahey after my wifes death S 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 24,

(above).  Mentions also real estate being the E 1/2 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 NE 1/4,

Sec 11, T 80 N, R 28 W.

Executors:  Mary Fahey, wife; William Fahey, son.

Witnesses:  H A Hoyt, Hanora E Russell, of Perry.

FARLOW

SCOTT

BARR

I J FARLOW, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 11 Dec 1909, proven 30 Aug 1910.

To my wife Martha E Farlow all my estate.

Executrix:  Martha E Farlow, wife.

Witnesses:  Walter E Scott, R S Barr, of Adel.

FEE

PUGH

THORNBURGH

TWITCHELL

MAULSBY

FREED

McLUCAS

ISAAC FEE, of Linn Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 13 May 1892, proven 30 Aug 1904.

To my wife Nancy J Fee all my estate.  To my children:  John

H Fee, Lovina C Pugh, Caroline B Thornburgh, Richmond Millett

Fee, Ellen Frances Fee, William S Fee, Alfred Hollis Fee and

Abigail Sophia Fee, $1 each.  To my daughter whose maiden

name was Sarah Agnes Fee, $1.  (I understand she is married,

do not know her husband's name).  To son Thomas Fee and dau

Eunice Fee, a minor, jointly, all real estate in Linn Twp:

the SE 1/4 NW 1/4 and the W 1/2 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 and the N 1/2 NE 1/4 SW 1/4 and 4 acres

out of the NW corner NW 1/4 SE 1/4, All Sec 34, T 79 N, R 29 W.

Also to son Thomas Fee my watch and to dau Eunice Fee my

large picture of myself.

Executor:  M C Twitchell, Thomas Fee.

Witnesses:  Irwin Maulsby, D A Freed, J M McLucas.

FELLAR

BARTO

PERKINS

CALDWELL

HENRY FELLAR, of Dallas County, aged 58 years.

Will dated 28 Sep 1866, proven 20 Dec 1875.

To my wife Mary Fellar all of my estate.

Executor:  John Barto.

Witnesses:  J Perkins, T J Caldwell

FELLER

RAWSON

ROSE

ANDREW FELLER, of Dallas County.

Will dated 21 Nov 1891, proven 1 Sep 1897.

To each of my children when they become of age $25, residue

to my wife Elizabeth Feller, till death or remarriage, then

divided equally among my lawful heirs.

Witnesses:  C D Rawson, F M Rose.

FETROW

ROBERTS

CAMPBELL

MOURER

DEBORAH D FETROW

Will dated 23 Nov 1882, proven 20 Feb 1883.

To my son John W Fetrow, $300; to my dau Matilda Roberts,

$75; to my son Abraham Fetrow my personal property; all of my

real estate to sons Abraham Fetrow and Andrew J Fetrow.

Witnesses:  W L Campbell, Peter A Mourer, both of Perry.

FEY

BARTH

GAMBLE

GRACE

HENRY FEY, of Dallas County, age 54 yrs.

Will dated 6 Feb 1882, proven 4 Nov 1903.

To my wife A E Fey for her lifetime all my estate and then

to my son George C Fey, he to pay $400 each within 6 months

to son John A Fey and dau A E Barth.

Executor:  Geo C Fey.

Witnesses:  L D Gamble, J L Grace.

FILMER

THORNBURG

BIRDSALL

NEAR

DOLANDER

J C FILMER, of Boone County, Iowa.

Will dated 10 Sep 1904, proven 10 Nov 1908.

To Marby Filmer, Dooey Filmer, Joseph Filmer, Van Filmer,

Rebecca Filmer, Charles Filmer and Edgar Filmer, children

of my deceased son Edgar Filmer, $15 each.  To Albert Thornburg

and Edna Thornburg, children of my deceased dau Jane

Thornburg, $50 each.  Remainder of my estate to my children

William Filmer and Eva Birdsall.

Executor:  Grant Birdsall, of Dallas County.

Witnesses:  J W Near, E P Dolander.

FINAS

McDONALD

DUHIGG

PANGBURN

MOWER

JOHN FINAS, of Dallas Twp, Dallas County, age 65 yrs.

To my wife Ann Finas 1/3 of my estate.  To my son James Finas

the balance of my estate except 2 cows and 8 calves to my dau

Margaret Finas, and $10 each to Henrietta McDonald and Rosa

Duhigg.  James to support his mother.

Will dated 27 Oct 1873, proven 15 Dec 1873.

Witnesses:  Samuel Pangburn of Perry, Peter A Mower of

Spring Valley Twp.

FINKBOHNER

HOYT

FRANCIS

MARTIN FINKBOHNER, of Dallas Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 16 Jul 1902, proven 2 Sep 1908.

To my wife Nellie Finkbohner all my estate.

Executrix:  Nellie Finkbohner, wife.

Witnesses:  H A Hoyt, Perry; H Francis, Dawson.

FITZGERALD

BOYD

FLOOD

JAMES FITZGERALD, of Dallas Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 5 Jan 1904, proven 23 Mar 1904.

To my wife Margrett Fitzgerald all my estate including

the SE 1/4, Sec 33, T 81 N, R 29 W, for her lifetime then to

daus Eliza Fitzgerald, Alice Fitzgerald and Eathie Fitzgerald,

$1000.  To my son Walter T Fitzgerald, the above real estate.

Exeuctor:  Walter T Fitzgerald.

Witnesses:  H E Boyd, T P Flood.

FITZGERALD

O'CONNELL

FARRELL

CALDWELL

HARNEY

NORTH

PATRICK FITZGERALD, SR, of Colfax Twp, Dallas County.

Will dated 2 Feb 1882, proven 13 Feb 1886.

To my wife Catharine Fitzgerald and my son Michael Fitzgerald

all my estate except $100 to my dau Johanna O'Connell, wife

of John O'Connell of Jackson County, Iowa; and $100 to my

dau Margaret Farrell, wife of Patrick Farrell of Montreal,

Canada.  Previously given a share of my estate to sons:

Patrick Fitzgerald, Maurice Fitzgerald and David Fitzgerald.

Executor:  David Fitzgerald, son.

Witnesses:  T J Caldwell, MD, Adel; P J Harney, Cath Priest,

Dallas Center; and T R North, Adel.

FLEISCHMAN

COLE

STEELE

SCHAMEL

KRAMER

SMART

BRENTON

J E FLEISCHMAN, of Dallas Center, Dallas County, merchant.

Will dated 5 Mar 1879, proven 16 Jun 1879.

to my sister Mrs Henrietta A Cole of Des Moines, Polk Co,

Lot 17, Block 38, Dallas Center, with the frame building

located thereon being the building now occupied by me as a 

store room.  Also all personal property after my Dry goods

and Grocer business in Dallas Center has been closed.  To

Mrs Ella Steele of Dallas Center my coal stove; to Mrs

Henry Schamel of Dallas Center a picture; to James I Kramer,

furniture.

Executor:  Daniel Smith of Dallas Center.

Witnesses:  W H Brenton, Mary E Smart, George A Smart, all 

of Dallas Center.

FLEMING

ZOOK

CATHERINE FLEMING, of Dallas Center, Dallas Co, age 71 years.

Will dated 7 Feb 1887, proven 14 Feb 1888.

To my dau Martha Fleming all my estate.

Executrix:  Martha Fleming, dau.

Witnesses:  Douglass Fleming, George W Zook, both of Dallas

Center.

FLOOD

ROUSE

CARDELL

PETER FLOOD, of Dallas County.

Will dated 12 Dec 1888, proven 13 Feb 1889.

To sons Edward Flood and Thos Peter Flood, a team of horses.

Remainder of estate to my wife Mary Flood and at her death to 

be divided among all my children.

Executrix:  Mary Flood, wife.

Witnesses:  H A Rouse, W W Cardell.

FORD

BARR

RUSSELL

A F FORD, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 29 Oct 1881, proven 16 Jan 1882.

To my wife E Jennie Ford, all my estate including all pension

money from the U S Govt.  The sum of $1000 Life Insurance to

wife the remainder to my children:  Fred B Ford, Ward R Ford,

Birt A Ford and Harry G Ford.

Executrix:  E Jennie Ford.

Witnesses:  R S Barr, J Willard Russell, both of Adel.

FORRESTER

FORD

REDFIELD

CALDWELL

MOFFAT

McHENRY

BEARD

HARRIETT FORRESTER, of Adel, Dalla County.

Will dated 29 Dec 1876, proven 21 May 1877.

To my dau Mrs Eliza Jane Ford, of Adel, Lots 1 & 8, Block 11,

in Adel, known now as the Forrester House, also 40 acres of 

timber land, also my home at Lot 7, in Block 11, in Adel.  To

my grandsons, the minor children of Frank Ford and my dau

Eliza Jane Ford:  Fred Ford, Lot 1, Block 32, Adel and Ward

ford, Lot 2, Block 32, Adel.  To Mrs Pauline Redfield the

picture of E W Forrester, my deceased husband.  To Louisa

Redfield infant dau of J W & Pauline Redfield, $100.  To

my son the rents and profits from any and all of my remaining

estate.  My Gold Watch and Chain to Margaret Beard and my furs

to Martha Jane Beard both of Green, Chemango Co, NY.

Executor:  T J Caldwell, M.D. of Adel.

Witnesses:  D H Moffat, T J Caldwell, W H McHenry.

FORRESTER

ABBOTT

BRENTON

WILLIAM E FORRESTER, of Dallas County.

Will dated 3 Jan 1868, proven 28 Jan 1879.

To my wife Harriet Forrester all my estate.

Executrix:  Harriet Forrester, wife.

Witnesses:  W S M Abbott, J B Brenton.

FORRETT

FELLER

SPATY

WACHT

NICHOLAS FORRETT, of Boone Twp, Dallas County.

Will dated 24 Nov 1869, proven 7 Mar 1870.

To my wife Margaret Forrett all my estate.  At her death or

remarriage, to my dau Magdelena Feller, $50, and that my

estate then be divided between my sons Nicholas Forrett,

Mathias Forrett, Jack Forrett, Anton Forrett, Edward Forrett,

Champion Forrett and my dau Elizabeth Forrett.

Witnesses:  Nicholas Forrett, Fredrick Spaty, Nicholas Wacht.

FOSTER

BLANCHARD

HUNT

COOK

WITTER

COFFIN

BURT

J P FOSTER, of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

Will dated 25 Jun 1885, proven 3 Apr 1886.

Born 9 Sep 1824, Southampton, New York.  Mentions Minnie Foster,

dau of my brother George Foster, dead, she now living with her

mother Maria L Foster in Scranton, Pa.  To be buried by my

Wife Henlen D Blanchard, Greenwood Cem, Des Moines.  To my wife

Augusta M Foster household goods and 1/3 of real estate.  To my

son Henry L W Foster, $2000.  Bequests to Charitable organizations

including Congregational Church of Des Moines.  Mary Agnes

Hunt and Abbie Hunt, the two surviving children of my

deceased sister Mary who was the wife of Samuel Hunt, also

deceased, are mentioned.  They reside in Sumersville, Mass.

Executor:  Ira Cook

Witnesses:  D F Witter, H A Coffin, E O Burt.

FOSTER

FOWLER

GROSSMAN

JASPER M FOSTER, of Beaver Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 16 May 1888, proven 8 Oct 1888.

To my father Samuel Foster all my estate.

Witnesses:  A E Foster, Abel Fowler, D S Grossman.

FOSTER

THOMPSON

RODDY

ROBERT W FOSTER, of Adams Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 16 Apr 1896, proven 2 Sep 1896.

Estate to be divided among my children, Harry A Foster, son,

to be guardian of my minor children Elizabeth Foster and 

Robert Gladstone Foster.

Executor:  Harry A Foster, son, of Adams Township.

Witnesses:  J R Thompson, Jas Stockton Roddy.

FOWLER

TRINDLE

ROSS

LONIECKER

JOSEPH P FOWLER, of Dallas County.

Will dated 1 Apr 1895, proven 12 Jan 1900.

Requests a rough granite monument be erected for my late wife

Betsey Fowler and myself, with suitable inscription, at Union

Chaple Cemetery, Madison County, Iowa.  Remainder of estate to

son Joseph Elion Fowler, of Sunappe, New Hampshire.

Executor:  A H Trindle.

Witnesses:  F M Ross, A S Loniecker.

FOX

DACK

RUSSELL

WOODIN

BENJAMIN FOX, of Adel, Dallas County.

I have already advanced $4500 to my son John Fox on his share

of my estate.  To my wife Helen Fox all my estate for her life-

time then to be divided among my three children, Priestly

Fox to have the NW 1/4, Sec 10, T 79 N, R 27 W, Nancy A Dack to

have the NE 1/4, Sec 10, T 79 N, R 27 W.

Will dated 26 Apr 1880, proven 16 Jan 1882.

Executors:  John Fox, Priestly Fox, son; Helen Fox, wife;

Nancy A Dack, dau.

Witnesses:  J Willard Russell, D W Woodin.

FOX

BROWNELL

WISNER

SMITH

WOODS

KENKER

PRICHARD

STUTTON

CHARLES J FOX, of Utica, Oneida Co, N Y.

Will dated 4 Feb 1874, proven 20 Dec 1875.

To my wife Kate E Fox my home at 84 Broadway, City of Utica.

Mentions Luther T Fox, brother, who is to receive 160 acres

in Dallas County.  Also mentions brother George Fox and his

son Charles J Fox; brother Jeremiah, decd; sister Kate

Brownell, wife of Samuel C Brownell, Medina, NY; sister,

Edna; Maria Wisner, Mrs Mary Smith and Mrs Annie Woods,

sisters of my wife; nephew, Charles Kenker, son of Eliza

and Isaac Kenker.

Executors:  Kate E Fox, wife, and Luther T Fox, brother.

Witnesses:  J D Prichard, Wm B Sutton

FOX

LYTLE

SNIDER

JOHN FOX, of Des Moines Township, Dallas County, age 68 years.

Will dated 3 May 1895, proven 1 Sep 1897.

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

Son Frank C Fox.  Mentions minor dau Pearl May Fox.

Executrix:  Sarah Fox, wife.

Witnesses:  W D Lytle, M J Snider.

FOY

ROTE

SWARTZ

REYNOLDS

ZWART

JOSEPH W FOY, formerly of Lincoln Twp, Dallas County and

now residing at Keene, Polk County, Iowa.

Will dated 22 Jan 1902, proven 10 Mar 1903.

To my wife Victoria A Foy all my estate for her lifetime and

then to my children:  Alice L Rote; Minnie G Swartz, of

Redfield; and Frank Foy.  Mentions Roy Foy, Hazel Foy and

Guy Foy, children of Frank Foy by his first marriage.

Executrix:  Victoria A Foy, wife.

Witnesses:  Arthur Reynolds, A J Zwart, both of Des Moines.

FRANCIS

WHITE

CLARKE

DARIUS FRANCIS, of Adams Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 1 Dec 1899, proven 28 Sep 1908.

To my wife Nancy J Francis all my estate.

Executrix:  Nancy J Francis, wife.

Witnesses:  John B White, G W Clarke.

FRANCIS

HOUGHAM

CAMP

GEORGE FRANCIS, of Dallas County.

Will dated 9 Aug 1871, proven 1 Mar 1887.

To my son Darius Francis, Lot 5, and 10 rods off S side of

Lot 4, Sec 5 and SW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 8, T 78 N, R 28 W and all

personal property.

Executor:  Darius Francis, son.

Witnesses:  Jacob Hougham, E W Camp.

FREY

TILLEY

McCONNELL

LAPPIN

CHAPPELIAR

CARDELL

JOHN H FREY, of the Town of Perry, Dallas Co, aged 50 yrs.

Will dated 25 Jul 1871, proven 3 Dec 1871.

To Lucina Jane Tilley, my oldest dau $10; to Alice A McConnell,

my second dau, $10; to Symantha Ellen Lappin, my youngest dau,

$10.  Remainder of estate to my wife Eliza Frey.

Executrix:  Eliza Frey, wife.

Witnesses:  H A Chappeliar, H H Cardell

FRICK

McCALL

CONGER

WILLIAM FRICK, of Dallas County.

Will dated 6 Dec 1902, proven 30 Mar 1903.

All my estate to my wife Josie B Frick and son Frank Irvin

Frick, 1/2 each.

Witnesses:  A M McCall, S O Conger, of Woodward.

FRUSH

SLOAN

SMITH

JACOB G FRUSH, of the Town of Adel, Dallas County, aged 54 yrs.

Will dated 24 Jun 1858, proven 3 Apr 1865.

To my wife Rachel W Frush, Lots No 7, 8 & 1 in Block 11,

Town of Adel also 5 acres in NW corner Sec 34, T 79 N,

R 27 W.  Daus. Margaret Jane Frush, Florence Marion Frush &

Anna E Sloan wife of Thomas J Sloan.  To my son Filmore Taylor

Frush, E 1/2 and SW fractional 1/4 and SE 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 31, T 79 N,

R 26 W, 160 acres.

Executrix:  Rachel W Frush, wife.

Witnesses:  E D Smith, Elisha Frush.

FRUSH

PERKINS

GRAHAM

MARY E G FRUSH, of the Town of Adel, Dallas County, aged 23 yrs.

Will dated 3 Jun 1862, proven 5 Jul 1866.

If I die without leaving children, to my husband Elisha F

Frush all of my estate.

Executor:  Elisha F Frush, husband.

Witnesses:  J Perkins, F S Graham.

FRY

HOXIE

MILLER

COOK

McNICHOLS

JOHN FRY

Will dated 19 Dec 1869, proven 4 Jun 1872.

To my son Elisha S Fry the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 and S 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 26 and

the N 1/2 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 12, T 78 N, R 29 W, providing he

provide maintenance for my wife Magdalen Fry.  Elisha S Fry to

pay my other children:  oldest son James W Fry, $150; Margaret

C Hoxie, $75; Rachel E Wane Miller, $100; gr ch Sarah B Fry,

Maria L Fry & Charles H Fry $5 each; gr ch Catharine F Fry $50.

Executor:  Elisha S Fry, son.

Witnesses:  Wm H Cook, Cyrus McNichols, both of Dallas Co.

FULLER

KELLER

BULLOCK

VINTON

SNYDAM

RIDDLE

TIMOTHY D FULLER, of Greene County, Iowa.

Will dated 17 Feb 1883, proven 31 Jan 1884.

To my son William J Fuller of Herkimer Co, N Y, $300.  To my

three daus:  Flora D Keller of Rippey, Green Co, Iowa; Ella

L Bullock of Rippey, Greene Co, Iowa; Laura C Vinton of

Delavan, Wisconsin; and my son William J Fuller, the remainder

of my estate.

Executors:  Adna B Bullock, Almon D Keller, both of Rippey,

Greene Co.

Witnesses:  C H Snydam, J H Riddle.

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