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)
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...........
C. J. Baker (Notary
Children and address listed:
Ella M. File (wife
of David File) Daughter 66 Spring Street,
Truth A. Wells (wife
of John Wells) Daughter
Charles E. Race Son
Arthur W. Kline (son of deceased dau. Alice C. Kline) Grandson