Will of Arvilla Emmons
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN:
I, Arvilla Emmons, aged 71 years, of the town of Ithaca in the County of Tompkins and State of New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, in the manner following, that is to say:
First.--I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
Second. I give and bequeath to my niece Ellen M. Brown wife of William G. Brown of Armada, California, my twelve silver plated knives and forks, six silver teaspoons marked A. M. and three silver tablespoons marked Arvilla, and $1,000.
Third. I give and bequeath to my sister-in-law Alvina B. wife of my brother Newton my gold watch and chain and my walnut marble top bureau.
Fourth. All the rest and remainder of my property both real and personal, I give, devise and bequeath to my brothers Newton R. McCutchan and William McCutchan, share and share alike.
Lastly, I hereby appoint my brother Newton R. McCutchan 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 the 30th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred ninety-eight.
We, whose names are hereto subscribed, Do Certify that Arvilla Emmons, the testator, subscribed her name to this instrument in our presence and in the presence of each of us, and at the same time, in our presence and hearing, declared the same to be her last Will and Testament, and requested us, and each of us, to sign our names thereto as witnesses to the execution thereof, which we hereby do in the presence of the testator and of each other, on the day of the date of the said Will, and write opposite our names our respective place of residence.
Fred E. Aldrich residing at Ithaca, N. Y.
Edwin Gillette residing at Ithaca, N. Y.
Proved in Surrogate's Court for the County of Tompkins, on the 18th day of February, 1907.