New Jersey Wills - 1902 - Jerome Magee

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New Jersey Wills - 1902 - Jerome Magee

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Jerome Magee’s Will

Most Of His Estate To Go To Two Of His Sons

His Wife is to Have the Use of All His Property as Long as She Shall Live-The Will Was Made Two Years Ago

The will of Jerome Magee of Tinton Falls was probated last week. Mr. Magee made the will January 3d, 1900, a little over two years ago. He was twice married and left four sons by his first wife and two sons by his second wife. The sons by his first wife are James, Eugene, George and Jerome, all of whom are grown up. The sons by his second wife are William B. Magee and Henry H. Magee. They are not yet of age.

Mr. Magee left to his sons James, Eugene and George, the sum of one dollar each, to be paid to them within one year after his death. He stated in his will that they had already received sufficient to make them equal with his other children. His son Jerome, the remaining son by his first wife, is to get the bedroom suit which belonged to his mother, with a goose feather bed, bolster, pillows and all bedding necessary to make it complete; and he is to get two good cows, or their value in cash. This bequest is also to be paid within one year of Mr. Magee’s death.

All the rest of Mr. Magee’s estate was left to his wife, Lydia Magee, for her use and enjoyment as long as she shall live. She is appointed the guardian of the two minor children, and they are to be maintained out of the estate. Mr. Magee in his will enjoins on his wife the necessity of giving the two boys good and sufficient schooling, at least as far as can be done in the district schools. At the death of Mrs. Magee the entire remaining estate is to be divided equally between the two sons, William B. and Henry H. If either of them should die before their mother, and should leave children, that one’s share is to go to his children; but if he should die without leaving children his share is to go to his brother. The only other provision of the will is that a headstone shall be erected over Mr. Magee’s grave, similar to that which he had placed over the grave of his first wife. His wife, Lydia Magee, is made the executrix of the will. The witnesses were Edward Obre and Frank E. Heyer.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Apr 16, 1902

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