Jefferson County



WILL OF WILLIAM CALVIN OAKLEY I, William C. Oakley, of the City of Mt. Vernon, 
in the County of Jefferson, in the State of Illinios, do make and declare this to be my last will 
and testament.

FIRST I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid.

SECOND I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Dianna M. Oakley, all of 
my personal property, the same to be hers absolutely.

THIRD I give, devise and bequeath to my said wife all of my real estate for and during
her natural life and at her death it is my will that said real estate shall be equally divided b
etween my children Florence L Oakley and Mary Oakley, the same to be theirs absolutely, 
and if either of said children, Florence L Oakley and Mary Oakley should die, without issue, 
before my death or before the death of their mother, the said Dianna M.Oakley, then at the 
death of the said Dianna M. Oakley it is my will that the survivor of said children shall have 
said real estate absolutely. If either of my said children should die before my death or before 
the death of their mother and leave issue it is my will that the issue of such child shall have the 
same part absolutely that the said child would have been entitled to under this will had it 
survived me before the death of their mother.

FOURTH The above provisions bequests and devises of my said wife shall be in lieu of her 
award under the statute as widow and also in lieu of all other provisions made by the statute 
for a widow in an intestate estate.

FIFTH It is my will that my said wife shall take no family to live with her in the premises now 
occupied by us as a homestead either as tenants or boarders or otherwise and if she does 
then she is to forfeit her right to the use and occupancy of said premises and my said children 
Florence L. Oakley and Mary Oakley are to have the fee simple title of said premises, equally 
have and have alike, deed the right to immediate possession, thereof the ? as provided for in
this will in case of the death of said Dianna M Oakley In witness whereof I, William C. Oakley, 
have hereunto set my hand the 14th day of July, A. D., 1900. William C. X Oakley his mark 
The foregoing will was signed by the said William C. Oakley in our presence and attested by 
us in his presence. James M. Pace John Libengood, Jr. September 21, 1921 Probate for 
Wm. C. Oakley Following named are heirs at law, legatees or devisees, to wit: Rhoda Bryant 
Heir adult Mt. Vernon, Ill RFD #10 Florence Long Heir and Legatee adult North 7th St., 
Mt. Vernon, Ill. Mary O Pettit Legatee " " " " " " " and also other heirs whose names are 
unknown to the court 

Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
(Wm.'s great, great,great granddaughter)
Oct 15, 1997


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