6th October 1915
Will of William Smith
Widower of Bertha Caroline Parker

From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 6677
Transcribed from the original at the Quebec Archives

On this sixth day of October one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, before me Cyrille Renaud, Notary, residing at Loretteville, personally appeared William Smith, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me the said Notary and witnesses to write down and receive in due form of law his last will and testament which he has declared in manner and form following, that is to say:

I. I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as possible after my death.

II. I desire that all my properties whatsoever, money, etc., be divided by equal share between my children Alice Smith, wife of Denis Cullerton, Sara Smith, wife of William Boyd, William Parker Smith, and Frank Smith & I authorize William Parker Smith to receive and collect the share of Alice Smith and to send the amount to her in the Montana.

III. I nominate, constitute, and appoint my son William Parker Smith as Executor of this my will and testament and I revoke all will and testament I may have heretofore made and I declare the present to be my only true last will and testament.

Done and passed at Loretteville under notarial number six thousand six hundred and seventy [seven], after the reading of the present will by the Notary to the Testator in presence of Jules Couture, Accountant, and Louis Rheaume, Agent, both of Loretteville, the Testator, the Notary and witnesses have signed in the presence of each other.

William Smith, his signature;

Jules Couture, his signature;

Louis Rhéaume, his signature;

Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2012

Note by Patricia Balkcom:  William’s wife, Bertha, died in 1911.  His four children are mentioned in the will.  William died two and a half years later on the 7th of February 1918 at about age 80.