Fayette County Genealogy Project
Will of Ida B. Burd
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Source: Wills v. 17-19(p.1-310) 1911-1916 FHL US/CAN Film 1318064
Book 17, Page 380-382
WILL OF IDA BURD
I, Ida B. Burd, of the Borough of Brownsville, County of Fayette, State of Pennsylvania,
being of sound disposing mind considering the uncertainty of life and being desirous of
settling my worldly affairs while I have strength and capacity, do make this my last
will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made. 1st. I direct
that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate as soon after my
decease as is found convenient to my executor, hereinafter named. 2nd. The balance of my
estate, both real and personal, I direct shall be held and rented by my executor,
hereinafter named, until such time as it shall be deemed by him best for it to be sold,
and that the income derived from said rent shall be used, first, for keeping up the
necessary repairs and expenses on said property, and the balance, if any, to be divided
between my brother, Harry M. Burd, my nephews, Raymond B. Gabler and Harold Gabler, all
of the Borough of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, Donald E. Brashear and E. Maurice Brashear,
of the Borough of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and my niece, Beatrice Corey, of the Borough
of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, share and share alike. And at such-time as it may be deemed
by my executor advisable to sell any or all of my real estate, I do hereby authorize and
empower my said executor, hereinafter named, or the survivor of him, to sell and dispose
of all my real estate either by public or private sale for the best price or prices that
can be gotten for the same and by proper deed or deeds, conveyances or assurances in the
law to be duly executed, soknowledged and proved, do grant and convey and assure the same
to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in fee simple, and that the proceeds of the sale,
after expenses are deducted, shall be divided between my brother, Harry M. Burd, and my
nephews, Raymond B Gabler and Harold Gabler, all of the Borough of Brownsville,
Pennsylvania, Donald E. Brashear and E. Maurice Brashear, of the Borough of Uniontown,
and my niece, Beatrice Corey, of the Borough of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, share and
share a like. Excepting, however, if, at the time of my decease, my brother, Harry M.
Burd, aforementioned, shall have any children the share as designated for him I direct
shall be divided between his children, share and share alike. And lastly, I nominate,
constitute and appoint E. T. Brashear to be the executor of this my last will and
testament. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Ida B Burd, the testatrix have to this my last will
and testament set my hand and seal this 16 day of June 1910.
Ida B. Burd (seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named, Ida B. Burd, as and for her
last will and testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed their
names at her request as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testatrix, and
of each other.
W. M. Lilley M. D.
Mrs. J. I. Morrison
FAYETTE COUNTY, SS: BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this 7th day of April A. D. 1913 before
me (REGISTER'S SEAL) CHARLES O. SCHROYER, Register for the Probate of Wills and
Granting Letters of Administration in and for said County, came W. M. Lilley, M. D. and
Mrs. J. I. Morrison subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Instrument of Writing
purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Ida B. Burd, deceased, who being duly
sworn, according to law, did each depose and say that they were personally present and
saw the said Ida B. Burd sign and seal the foregoing Instrument of Writing, and heard
her declare the same to be her last Will and Testament, when of sound and disposing
mind and memory, to the best of their belief. That they signed their names as Witnesses
thereto by request of the said Testatrix in her presence, and in the presence of each
other. That they know of no undue influence being used in making said Will or any later
Sworn to and subscribed before me this W. M. Lilley M. D.
7th day of April 1913 as witness my Mrs. J. I. Morrison
hand and official seal. Chas. O. Schroyer --- REGISTER
Now April 7th 1913 the testimony of the above witnesses being adjudged sufficient, I do
hereby admit the foregoing will to probate and order the same to be recorded as such.
Given under my hand, at Uniontown, the above date.
Chas. O. Schroyer --- REGISTER
Same day Letters test. to E. T. Brashear
RECORDED AND COMPARED APRIL 7, 1913-------CHAS. O. SCHROYER-------REGISTER.
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