1901 Will of Mary E. Kenyon
Little Falls, New York
Contributed by Ron Reid
From the Surrogate Court Records of Herkimer Co., New York
I, Mary E. Kenyon of the City of Little Falls, Herkimer County and State of New York, being of sound, disposing mind and memory do make, publish and declare this to be my Last will and Testament, that is to say:
First:- I direct my executors hereinafter named to pay out of my estate all of my lawful debts and funeral expenses
Second:- I direct my said executors to purchase and cause to be erected on my cemetery lot in the City of Little Falls aforesaid, within two years after my death a monument to the memory of my deceased husband and myself at an expense of at least Three Hundred Dollars, in the event that I do not cause a monument to be erected in my life time
Third:- I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Cora I. Kenyon City Lots numbers Two and Three and four on the north side of West Main Street sometimes called Western Avenue in said City. Also Lots numbers Ten and Eleven, situate in the south side of Kenyon Street in said City. Which said lots and real estate are designated on a map of my real Estate, made by E. Teneyek Lansing, Civil Engineer and dated May 6th, 1895. Said made or a copy thereof is on file and of record in the Herkimer County Clerks office, as I have been told and believe. This provision is intended to pass the absolute title in fee in and to said property and real estate to said Cora I Kenyon my said daughter in the event that she survives me. If said Cora I Kenyon should not survive me then I give said property and real estate to my daughter Emma C. Tozer absolutely.
I also bequeath to my said daughter Cora I Kenyon also all of my household furniture, goods and effects of every name and nature including silver and silver ware crockery clothing and in fact every thing of a household nature.
Fourth All the rest and residue of my real and personal property of every name and nature I give devise and bequeath unto my said daughtera Emma C. Tozer and Cora I Kenyon to have and to hold absolutely and in fee forever share and share alike
Fifth I give and bequeath unto my son Fred M. Kenyon the sum of one Hundred dollars, to be paid to him each and every year after my death for twenty years if he my said son should live so long - My intention being that during the time aforesaid he shall receive out of my estate One hundred dollars each year for twenty years, if he should live so long and if he doest live twenty years after my death then so long as he shall live, and I direct my said Executors hereinafter named to pay the same in conformity with this provision of my will. It is my intention that the payment of said sum of one hundred annually shall cease at his death if he should die within twenty years after my decease. And I direct that the first payment to my said son shall be made one year after my death - and I do hereby charge the payment of this annuity to my son Fred on the Easterly of the two houses and lots which I now own and which are located on the southerly side of West Main Street aforesaid.
Sixth I direct that my said son Fred M. Kenyon may be buried upon my cemetery lot.
Seventh I hereby constitute and appoint my said daughters Emma C. Tozer and Cora I. Kenyon to be the executors of this my last Will and Testament and I hereby revoke all former Wills by me made
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this Twenty Eighth day of March One Thousand Nine Hundred and One
Witnesses Mary E. Kenyon
Charles J Palmer City of Little Falls Herkimer County NY
Mary M. Gage city of Little Falls Herkimer Co., NY
On this 28 day of March 1901, Mary E. Kenyon known to us declard that the foregoing instrument was her Last Will and Testament. The said Mary E. Kenyon signed the same in our presence & in the presence of each of us, and said Mary E. Kenyon requested us & each of us to be subscribing witnesses thereto and we did subscribe the same as witnesses in her presence & in the presence of each other & Mary E. Kenyon stated to us that said Will had been read over to her & that she knew its contents.
I, Mary E. Kenyon of the City of Little Falls, Herkimer County, NY, being of sound disposing mind and memory do make, publish and declare this to be a codicil to my last Will and Testament which is dated March 28th, 1901.
First- In case my daughter Cora I. Kenyon should die before my decease then in the event I give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter Emma C. Tozer all of my estate of every name and nature to have and to hold the same forever subject however to the provision made in my said will for Fred M. Kenyon my son.
Second - I do hereby nominate and reappoint Cora I. Kenyon and Emma C. Tozer to be executors of my said will and this Codicil.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of March One thousand nine hundred and one.
Mary E. Kenyon (seal)
On this 30th day of March, 1901, Mrs. Mary E. Kenyon well known to each of us signed the foregoing instrument of one sheet in our presence. She then declared to each of us that the paper so signed was her Codicil to her Last Will and Testament and she requested us and each of us to subscribe said Codicil as subscribing witnesses thereunto which we did.