- Will, 13 JAN 1904: "William Fields, #4969
I, William Fields of the Borough of Eddystone, Delaware County, Pa. being of sound mind and memory and and [sic.] understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following hereby revoking any and all wills by me at any time heretofore made.
First I order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executors as soon as conveniently can after my decease.
Item I forgive my stepson Jackson McGlathery [Jackson Blair Meglathery] all and every debt he may owe me at the time of my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto each of my daughters by my first wife Mary [Mary Ortlip] Fields vis. Martha [Martha A Fields], Sarah Ann [Sarah Ann Fields] and Ida [Ida Fields], the sum of five dollars.
Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Mattie Virginia Fields her mother's feather bed.
Item. - I give and bequeath my piano to my daughter Ruth Ann Fields [Ruth Anna Fields].
Item. In case my wife survives me I give and bequeath all of my household goods and furniture to her absolutely but in case of her death before me the the same shall be sold by my executors and the proceeds paid to my children - Mattie Virginia [Mattie Virginia Fields], Sarah Jane [Sarah Jane Fields], Holstein H. [Holstein Harvey Fields] Frank and Ruth Ann [Ruth Anna Fields], children by my second wife in equal shares.
Item. I order and direct my Executors to sell all of my real estate, either, at public or private sale, for the purpose of paying my debts and division of my estate. And I hereby empower them to make a deed or deeds therefor[e] to the purchase or purchasers thereof in fee simple and without any liability on the part of the purchaser to look at the application of the purchase money. After the sale of my real estate and the payment of my debts and funeral expenses and the settling of my estate I direct my executors to pay to John B Hannum all moneys in their hands to be held by him interest to invest and reinvest the same and pay the same and to pay in the income thereof unto my wife and daughter Ruth Ann [Ruth Anna Fields] and my son Frank _ in the following proportions - one half of the said income to my wife during the minority of my said children if she shall long remain my widow and the other half to Ruth Ann [Ruth Anna Fields] and Frank during their minority and unton the arrival of my youngest child at the age of twenty one then pay the said income over to my said wife, so long as she remains my widow _ that the whole income of my said wife then in trust to pay over to my children by my second wife vis Martha Virginia _ Sarah Jane [Sarah Jane Fields] _ Ruth Ann [Ruth Anna Fields]_ Frank _ and Holstein H Fields [Holstein Harvey Fields] the principal of said estate in equal proportions except that share of my said Holstein H Fields [Holstein Harvey Fields]. I direct shall not be paid to him but shall be held by the same trustee in trust for the use and benefit of my two grandchildren Maud [Maud Estella Fields] and Florence Fields Florence Winfred Fields], children of the said Holstein H Fields [Holstein Harvey Fields] until their arrival at the age of twenty one years when the principal and interest is paid to them in equal shares _ but in the event of the death of either of my said grandchildren until married or without issue before reaching his or her majority his or her share is to be paid to the survivor and in the event of both of them dying under age or without issue then pay the amount in his hands to said Holstein H Fields [Holstein Harvey Fields] _ but in no event shall my said Grandchildren or my said son Holstein H Fields [Holstein Harvey Fields] receive any part of my estate in cash unless their share shall be more than the debt due be by said Holstein H Fields [Holstein Harvey Fields] at the time of my death _
Item I hereby appoint John B Hannum Attorney at Law Guardian of the person and estate of my children Ruth Ann Fields [Ruth Anna Fields] and Frank Fields.
Lastly _ I hereby nominate _ constitute _ and appoint John B Hannum Attorney at Law Chester Pa and William Kerr [William Bennerville Kerr] of Eddystone Pa Executors of this my last will and testament.
Witness my hand and seal this 12th day of December 1899 _
William Fields (seal)
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named testor as and for his last will and testament in our presence who at his request and in his presence and the presence of each other hereunto set our name as witnesses thereto.
Frank S Morris
State of Pennsylvania
State of Delaware, ss
Be it remembered that on this 13th day of January Anno Domine One thousand nine hundred and four before me George G Patchel, Registrar for Probate of Wills and granting States of Administration, on and for the Country and State aforesaid, personally appeared Frank S Morris and David F Rose, the subscribing witnesses is the foregoing instrument of writing, which purports to be the last Will and Testament of William Fields late of the Borough of Eddystone, deceased, and being severally affirmed according to law, did depose and say that they were present, and saw and heard the testator Wm Fields, sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament; and at the doing thereof he was of sound disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief.
Affirmed and subscribed before me the day and year above __ [?] fore
A V B Smith ) Frank S Morris
Deputy Registrar ) David F Rose
I am the Manner of the Estate Wm. Fields, late of the Borough of Eddystone, Pa., deceased.
Delaware County, ss.
Personally appeared before me George G Patchel, Registrar for the Probate of Wills, and granting States of Administration in and for the county and state aforesaid William B. Kerr [William Bennerville Kerr], who is duly qualified according to law, disposes and says, that the Wm. Fields died in the Borough of Eddystone, Del. Co., Pa., on the 8th day of January A.D. 1904, about the hour of 2:00 PM.
Affirmed to and subscribed, this the 13th day of Jany. A.D. 1904
A. V. B. Smith )
Deputy Registrar ) Willam B. Kerr [William Bennerville Kerr]
-- Decree --
And now, to wit. January 13th A. D. 1904, due and satisfactory proof having been made before me, according to law, it is ordered and adjudged and decreed that the aforegoing instrument of writing be admitted and recorded as the last Will and Testament of William Fields, late of the Borough of Eddystone, deceased, and the letters of testamentary be granted to the Executors named therein they being first duly qualified according to law.
A, V. B. Smith, Deputy Registrar
In the Matter of the Estate of Wm. Fields, late of the Borough of Eddystone, Delaware County Pa., deceased
Delaware County, ss
John B. Hannum and Wm B. Kerr [William Bennerville Kerr] who have applied to Geo G. Patchel, Registrar for the said county for Letters Testamentary upon the Estate of said Wm Fields deceased, according to law and also will diligently and faithfully regard and well and truely comply with provisions of the law relating to collateral inheritances,
Affirmed and subscribed this 13th day of Jan. A. D. 1904
A. V. B. Smith ) J. B. Hannum
Deputy Registrar ) William B. Kerr [William Bennerville Kerr]
January 13th, 1904 Letters Testamentary were in due form of law; and also afforded well and truly comply with the laws of the Commonwealth relating to collateral inheritances."
- Obituary, 30 JAN 1939: "MRS. MEGLATHERY, 65, DIES IN S0MERS POINT' Mrs. Annie [Annie Keen] Meglathery, 65, a former resident of Gloucester, died Friday night at Atlantic Shores Hospital, Somers Point, after a brief illness. She lived with her aunt, Mrs. Annie Pew, on Eighteenth avenue, North Wildwood, at the time of her death and had lived in that city for 20 years. She was stricken Wednesday. Before moving to North Wildwood Mrs. Meglathery operated a store for years on King street near Bergen street, Gloucester, where residents knew her by her maiden name. Miss Annie Keen. She was a member of the Mystic Chapter, O. E. S. of Camden, and is survived by her husband, Jackson Meglathery [Jackson Blair Meglathery]; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Farrow of Collingswood and Mrs. Lulu Schmalle of Evans- ton, 111.; two brothers, Joseph of New York and William Keen of Massillon, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at 224 Monmouth street, Gloucester. Burial will be in Cedar Grove cemetery."
-- "The Morning Post," Camden, NJ, 30 Jan 1939, Mon, p. 4.
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- Newspaper: Obituary: Mrs. Anna (Keen) Meglathery; newpapers.com; originally published Camden, NJ: the newspaper, 30 Jan 1939, Mon, p. 4.; ➤
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