Richard Manry Family
the Estate of
William T. Manry
The State of Texas
County of Scurry: In the Estate of William T. Manry,
To the Honorable County Court of Said County:
Your petitioner Mary L. Manry, fete sole and late the
wife and now the widow of William T. Manry, deceased,
respectfully shows to the court:
1st. That your petitioner Mary L. Manry, resides in
Scurry County, Tex.
2nd. That William T. Manry is Dead.
3rd. That he died on Saturday the 7th day of April A. D.
1906, at Snyder, in the County of Scurry, and State of
4th. That at and before his death the said William T.
Manry, and his domicile and permanent residence in the
County of Scurry and State of Texas, and that his
principal property was at the time of his death in said
County and State.
5th. That at the time of his death the said William T.
Manry was seized and possessed of real and personal
property of the probable value of $ 40,000.00 and left a
written will duly executed and herewith filed in which
your petitioner was appointed executrix.
6th. That your petitioner is not disqualified to accept
Letter Testamentary as Executrix.
7th. That said will provides that on the death of either
of the parties to the will (It being a joint will between
the said William T. Manry and Mary L. Manry) the
Survivors shall become the executor or executrix of said
will upon qualifying in the manner provided by law,
Whereupon the courts of the land shall have nothing to do
with administer-- same except to require an inventory and
appraisement of our said estate to be made and returned
in the manners provided by law. Where upon your
petitioner prays that citation be issued to all parties
interested in said estate as required by law, that said
will be admitted to probate, that letters testamentary be
issued to your petitioner and that such other furthers
orders as to the court may seem proper.
Signed: Mary L. Manry
William C. Higgins
Attorney for Mary L. Manry.
The State of Texas County of Palo Pinto
Known to all men by these presents that we William T.
Manry and wife Mary L. Manry, of the town of Snyder,
Scurry County, Texas, both of sound mind and disfasing
memory and being desiours of disposing our worldly
affairs while we yet have suffirent health and strength
do each for himself and herself hereby make and publish
this his and her Last will and Testament hereby revoking
all others heretofore made or hereafter claimed to have
been made by us or either of us.
1st. It is the desire of both of use and we so hereby
will and direct that on the death of either of us, the
survivor and our beloved daughter, Lillian Manry, shall
have and take, share and share alike all that we won and
possess (same being all community property) consisting of
real estate, stock of goods in said town of Snyder,
Scurry county Texas, personal property of every kind
sown??, notes, assignees, rights, of action to all sorts
and kinds wherever situated.
2nd. it is further our will and we so direct that on the
death of either of us, the survivor shall become the
executor or executrix, or the ease may be, of this will,
inforce nullifying in the manner found by law,
whereinfore the courts of the land shall have nothing to
do with administrator same except to require an inventory
and appraisement of our estate to be made and returned in
the manners furnished by law.
3rd. No further desire and so will and direct that in the
case of the death of both of us, our beloved daughter
Lillian Manry, shall have take own and possess, in her
own right all that we now own and possess, wherever
situated in by our right, same being community estate of
ours as aforesaid, and in case the said Lillian shall
still be a minor we shall desire that the proper court
shall appoint a suitable person guardian of the person
and estate of said minor, and give haul for the faithful
discharges of his duties as such, Witness our hands at
Muice?? Weces?? as this the 4th day of April AD. 1906
signed: William T. Manry
Mary L. Manry
A. C. Leslie
J. R. Manry