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Stephen Wood will

Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, December 28, 1899

The last will of STEPHEN WOOD has been filed with Clerk Stockton. He bequeaths the use of all his property to his wife, MARTHA WOOD, and at her death it is to be divided as follows: $500 to MRS. VIDA E. SMITH or her heirs. Whatever amount is owing him from the London England Branch of the Reorganized Church of L.D.S. shall be divided as follows: one-half to be donated to said branch of said church as a free will offering, the other half to be paid to his administrator. If said branch does not exist the money shall be spent by him in purchasing and distributing religious publications in the European mission of said church. His residence property in Lamoni with all the furnishings, is left to Elder James Caffall and wife, of Council Bluffs, during the remainder of their natural lives, and at their death it shall be sold and the proceeds used for European missions. To each of his brothers and sisters he bequeaths one dollar. The balance of his estate is to be used by the administrator at such times and for such purposes as he may think best in prosecuting the work of the Gospel in the European missions of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter Day Saints. Herman C. Smith is named as administrator without bonds. The will is dated (*can't read), Lamoni (The rest is torn away..)

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"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
December 15, 2002