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Bulk of S.H. Wyss Estate Left To Wife, Children $1000 To St. Mary's Church — Value of Estate High The will of Samuel H. Wyss, who died March 3, in Alton,, was filed in the Madison County Probate court today. The will dispose,? of property which is given no estimated estimated value in the probating of the will because, it is said, it was impossible impossible to open the safety deposit box where his papers were kept without awaiting completion ol some legal details. The facts as to the estimated value of the estate will be filed later. Acting for the executors, Mrs. Dorothy B. Wyss the wife, and Emert L. Wyss, the son, Attorney J. E. Hillskotter lilec the paper asking probate of the will today. The executors are to serve without bond and provision is made that, in event of death of either of the two executors, the vacancy is to be filled by the appointment of a daughter, Miss Margare F. Wyss What may be the most valuable part of Mr. Wyss' estate, a large block of stock in the Obear Nester Glass Co. at East St. Louis, Mr Wyss orders divided equally among his five children, Emert L. Wyss Miss Margaret F. Wyss, Mrs. Pauline Pauline B. Kane, Mrs. Angela M. Maley, Maley, Mrs, Bertha Helen Duggan. The will leaves $1000 to St. Mary's church to be used for Masses to be celebrated at stated times .Jtor twenty-five years. The 'will says that the reason no further bequest was made to St. Mary's church, was that in his lifetime he had given $10,000 toward the fund for building building the St. Mary's parish school. All the vest of the personal estate estate and real estate Mr. Wyss leaves to his wife, Including the family home and its contents, all personal possessions, money in the bank or elsewhere, insurance. In bequeathing bequeathing his wife his farm lands consisting consisting of two places, one of 95 acres and the other of 720 acres, all in Chouteau township, he gives her the right to sell the property if she so desires, but that if she sells it the proceeds from the sale are to be divided one-half to her and the other half among the children. The will also provides that in event of death of one of the children any offspring they leave shall take the parent's share. From what Mr. Wyss had told friends in his lifetime it is believed that when the estate is appraised it will be in the neighborhood of a million dollars in value. The estate had its beginning in a small drug store and was increased by investments investments he made, but chiefly in the Obear Nester Glass Co., in which he was a charter member.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 17 Mar 1936, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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