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Mattie Lord McKibben will
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, February 28, 1901
The last will of MATTIE LORD MCKIBBEN, who died in Mexico a few months ago, has been filed with Clerk Kehler. It is dated at Humeston, Iowa, March 12, 1900, being witnessed by George King and George McCullough. She bequeaths to the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the M.E. Church the sum of $800. To her sister Mary Ella King and her husband George King, $200 in trust the same to be loaned and the interest paid annually to the Little Gleaner's Mission Band of Tick Ridge, near Garden Grove, as a part of their annual contribution towards the support of the work of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the M.E. Church, and at the death of the trustees, three other trustees shall be appointed by the officers of Des Moines Branch, the presiding elder of the Chariton District to be one of the trustees. To her sister, Elizabeth H. McKibben she bequeaths $1,000. To her sister, Mary Ella King the sum of $100. To Mary Ella King and George King, $1,000 in trust, the interest of which is to be paid annually to her sister Sarah Belle Kirby during her natural life. At her death the entire sum to be divided equally between her three brothers and sisters. A provision to bequeath something to her niece Harriette Eva McKibben is made in the will, but the paragraph is left incomplete. To her nephew, Harry Kirby the sum of $50. To her brother, J.O. McKibben, $50. To Annabel King she bequeaths her watch. To her father she leaves such of her personal effects as he desires to the extent of one-sixth of their value, the remainder to be divided among her brothers and sisters. The remainder of her property is bequeathed share and share alike to her brothers and sisters.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
January 17, 2003