Last Will & Testament of Martin Race (1836-1909)

Contributed by Donna (Race) Kneip




In the name of God Amen, I, Martin Race, of the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do , therefore, make, ordain, publish and declare, this to be my last will and testament.


First:   I order and direct that my Executor hereinafter named pay all my just debts and funeral expenses

as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.


Second:  After the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give and bequeath to Arthur W. Kline, son of my deceased daughter Alice,

the sum of One Dollar.


Third:  I give, devise and bequeath to Ellen M. Race, my daughter, Truth A. Race, my daughter and Charles E. Race, my son, in equal parts,

 all the rest, residue and remainder of the property whether real, personal or mixed, of which I may die possessed.


Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint Frank L. Race to be Executor of this, my Last Will and Testament,

 hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.


In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 29th day of June,

 in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred Nine (A.D. 1909)


Martin Race


This Instrument, was on the date of the date thereof, signed, published and declared by the said testator, Martin Race, to be his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at his request have subscriber our names thereto as witnesses, in his presence, and in the presence of each other.


Louis E. Dion...........                5814 W. 12th Street, Warren Park, IL

John N. Baker...........              5820 W. 12th Street, Warren Park, IL

C. J. Baker (Notary Public)     5820 W. 12th Street, Warren Park, IL.


Children and address listed: 

Ella M. File  (wife of David File)   Daughter  66 Spring Street, Albany, New York

Truth A. Wells  (wife of John Wells)   Daughter 1929 Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois

Charles E. Race  Son   5814 W. 12th Street, Grant Works, Illinois

Arthur W. Kline (son of deceased dau. Alice C. Kline)  Grandson 30 Fuller St Schenectady, NY