THE WILL OF WILLIAM RILEY LOWE

Will Book II, pages 8-9

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

     I, William Riley Lowe of Calhoun County, West Virginia, being of sound mind and disposing memory, but of feeble health, make this as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made and direct the payments of all my just debts and funeral expences.

Item 1st. I give, devise and bequeath to my three children Ivey Audra Lowe, Chester Lowe and Rubie Emeline Lowe all my real and personal property, provided however that my wife Mollie Lowe shall have all the interest and rentals of my said real and personal property for the use of and to be used rais in comfort as for as possible and give to each a commom school education, I appoint C. S. Lowe as gardian for my children and executor of this my last will, provided however that he the said C. S. Lowe give a bond of three hundred dollars ($300.00) for the faithfull discharge of his duties, Witness my signature this the 9 day of November 1905.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by William Riley Lowe as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at the request and in the presence of one another, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Miss Elizabeth Healy
Presley Lowe
James Allen

WEST VIRGINIA TO-WIT:

     In vacation of the County Court of Calhoun County, in the Clerks office of said Court at the Court house thereof on Thursday, August 16, 1906.

A paper writing bearing date on the 9th day of November 1905, purporting to be the last will and testament of W. R. Lowe, deceased, who had a known place of residence in said County, was this day presented for probate to the undersigned Clerk by U. E. Wilson, administrator, appointed in lieu of C. S. Lowe, who was named as executor of the said will by said decedent, in whose custody the said will was left, but refused to qualify as such executor of the said will by said decedent, in whose custody the said will was left, but refused to qualify as such executor and filed said will in said County Clerks office on February 2, 1906, and thereupon came Presley Lowe and James Allen, two of the subscribing witnesses to the said paper writing, and who after being duly sworn proved that the time of the execution of said will the said W. R. Lowe was of sound mind and disposing memory and over the age of21 years, that he signed the said will in their presence and published and declared the same as and for his last will and testament, and that they at the same time and at his request, and in his presence and in the presence of each other, and Elizabeth Healy, another subscribing witness thereto, subscribed their names to the said will as witnesses, where upon the said will is hereby duly admitted to probate as the true last will and testament of the said W. R. Lowe, deceased.

Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk

A copy Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk

WEST VIRGINIA TO-WIT:

     In vacation of the County Court of Calhoun County, in the Clerks office of said Court at the Court house thereof on Thursday, August 16, 1906.

Mary E. Lowe, widow of W. R. Lowe, deceased, this day appeared before before the undersigned Clerk in the Clerk's office of said County and nominated U. E. Wilson administrator of the estate of said W. R. Lowe, in lieu of C. S. Lowe, who was named in the last will and testament of said decedent as executor of the said will, and who refused to qualify as such. It is therefore ordered that the said U. E. Wilson be and he is hereby appointed administrator of the estate of said W. R. Lowe, deceased, whereupon the said U. E. Wilson together with Labina Wilson and Mary E. Lowe, his sureties also here present entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $500, conditioned according to law and payable to the state of West Virginia, which bond is deemed sufficient and the said U. E. Wilson took the oath required by law as such administrator. It is further ordered that C. L. Offutt, Lonnie Wears and H. G. Brannon be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the said estate, who after being duly sworn shall appraise said estate as required by law.

Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk

A copy Teste: S. W. McClung, Clerk


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