Will of Arthur W. CLARK
Transcribed from Ontario Co. RAIMS copy by William R. Kuehnling
Ontario County, NY, 28520w, Geneva, 1944
Surnames: CLARK, SWIFT
I, Arthur W. Clark of the City of Geneva in the County of Ontario and
State of New York being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and
this my last Will and Testament, in manner following, that is to say:
First, I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
SECOND, I give devise and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder
of my property, both real and personal to my wife Muriel B. Clark,
provided, however, that in the event my said wife, Muriel B. Clark,
shall predecease me, I give devise and bequeath my entire property to
my children, Charles M. Clark and Ruth E. Swift, share and share alike.
THIRD, I direct that my executor, hereinafter mentioned, be not
required to give any bond or undertaking, any law to the contrary,
Lastly, I hereby appoint Muriel B. Clark, my wife, 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 31st day of
October in the year Nineteen Hundred and Fourty (sic)
Arthur W. Clark
We, whose names are hereto subscribed, Do Certify, that on the 31st day
of October 1944 the testator above named, subscribed his 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 this to be his last Will and
Testament, and requested us, and each of us, to sign our names thereto
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 places of residence.
Robert M. Cook residing at Geneva, N.Y.
Clement B. Cole residing at Geneva, N.Y.
Appraisal of the Estate of Arthur W. CLARK
Transcribed from Ontario Co., NY RAIMS copy by William R. Kuehnling
Ontario County, NY, 28520, Geneva, 1950
Surrogate's Court - County of Ontario, NY
In the Matter of the Appraisal of the estate of ARTHUR W. CLARK Deceased
ONTARIO COUNTY, ss.:
Muriel B. Clark being duly sworn, deposes and says: That she resides at
219 High Street, Geneva, Ontario County, New York and was well
with Arthur W. Clark late of the City of Geneva in said County,
and with his property and business affairs.
That the decedent was at the time of his death, a legal resident of the
of Ontario, and State of New York, and departed this life on or about
25th. day of October, 1950, leaving a last will and testament, which
thereafter duly admitted to probate by a decree of this Court, on the
day of November, 1950; that thereafter letters testamentary were duly
by this Court to deponent, Muriel B. Clark who thereupon duly
and entered upon the discharge of her duties as such Executor and now
ever since has acted as such.
That said decedent made no disposition of any property by deed, grant,
sale or gift, in contemplation of death, or intended to take effect in
or enjoyment after death and had not been given powers of disposition
property by the will of another, or exercised any power of appointment
will or otherwise.
That said decedent owned no personal property without the State of New
at the time of his death.
That an inventory was taken of the personal estate, and contains a true
of all the personal property of which the decedent died seized and
and the same was filed with this Court November 22nd., 1950, and was
aggregate market value of $7,002.10.
That except for one buick (sic) automobile, owned by the decedent, the
sum of $7,002.10 consisted of bank accounts and one promissory note of
owned jointly by deponent and Decedent.
That at the time of his death the deceased was the owner of the
real property situate within the State of New York, of the reasonable
value as set opposite each parcel thereof.
House and Lot situate at No. 219 High Street, in the City of Geneva,
Yory (sic) of the reasonable market value of $7,000.00 which deponent
decedent owned as tenants by the entirety (Assessed at $4,000.00)
That the aggregate value of real and personal estate is the sum of
That deponent has paid out for debts, funeral expenses and
That the following are the names of the persons interested and entitled
a distributive share in said decedent's estate:
Takes entire Estate.
Subscribed and sworn before me this 22nd. Day of November, 1950
Clement B. Cole, Notary Public
Ontario County, ss.:
I, B. Bennett Brown, attorney for the State Tax Commission, having
into the facts and circumstances set forth in the foregoing affidavit
being satisfied the property passing in the above estate is not subject
the payment of transfer tax hereby consent to the making of and entry
an order exempting said estate from the payment of transfer tax,
to the right of the State Tax Commission to appeal from such order.
Dated November 28th, 1950
B. Bennett Brown
Attorney for State Tax Commission.
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