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Elizabeth Loving will & obituary

Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
August 23, 1894

The will of the late MRS. ELIZABETH LOVING has been filed in the Clerk's office and will be admitted to probate about the 5th of next November.

The will provides that the executor shall sell all undisposed real estate at the present market value. The sum of $1,500 is to be put at interest for the use and benefit of LOREY LOVING during her life time. If said fund is not exhausted at her death the residue is to go to the residuary legatees.

To JAMES WAKEFIELD is bequeathed the home place in Leon, consisting of the north half of block fourteen. After the death of said WAKEFIELD, the property is to be sold and apportioned among his heirs. The executor is directed to pay him $500 in cash and loan $1,500, the interest to be paid to said WAKEFIELD during his life time. The interest on $300 is to be applied to the care of LOVING lot in the cemetery and the interest on the same amount is to be used for the support of the pastor of Loving Chapel.

The following sums are bequeathed to the following parties:

MARY ELLEN MILLER . .$300
AMANDA MAY HORN. . .200
BONAR ZENOR. . .200
ELLA HAMILTON. . .100
ANNA MCATEE. . .300
MARGARET CALVERT. . .100
SARAH MCATEE. . .100
MAY MCATEE. . .100
FRANK RICKS . . .200
SARAH LESTER. . .  50
FRANK ELLIS. . .  50
CATHARINE ENGLE. . .200
ANGELINE HEATON. . .100
CHRISTOPHER LOVING. . .100
MARY LEFOLLETT. . .  25
ALICE LEFOLLETT. . .  25
HENRY LEFOLLETT. . .  25
MAY MARTIN. . .  25
SARAH MARTIN. . .  25
ISAAC MARTIN. . .  25
LUCY MARTIN. . .  25
STEPHEN CROUSE. . .  25
MARIA CROUSE. . .  25
MRS. JAMES WAKEFIELD. . .200
MARGARET MALONE. . .  25
SARAH WALTON. . .  25
WILLIAM POWERS. . .100
REV. H.L. POWERS. . .100

The remainder of the estate, after payment of the foregoing bequests, is to be divided among the following named persons, share and share alike: LUCINDA BOLEY; MAHALA COOKSEY; EMELINE ELKINS; BERTHA ANN ARMSTRONG; WM. WAKEFIELD; SARAH JANE OGLESBY; ELIZABETH FARMER; the children of MARTHA ANN RUNNELS; the children of JOHN LOVING, the children of CHARLES WAKEFIELD; JOHN WAKEFIELD; MARY MCATEE; SARAH MCATEE and MARGARET CALVERT.

JUDGE HARVEY is named as executor to serve without bonds. The witnesses to the will are R.W. MCCONN; H.R. LAYTON and E.B. MCCLELLAND.

Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
April 23, 2001