Frances Lucy “Fanny” <I>Huckins</I> Stone

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Frances Lucy “Fanny” Huckins Stone

Stanstead, Estrie Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 8 May 1906 (aged 72)
Neponset, Bureau County, Illinois, USA
Burial Neponset, Bureau County, Illinois, USA
Plot Blk 2, Lot 8, Grave 17
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Daughter of Jonathon and Abigail Huckins. Sister of Hannah Melissa Huckins Stone. Married Charles E. Stone, brother of George H. Stone.NM, Friday, May 18, 1906, p1, c5

Well Known Neponset Citizen Passes Away.
In the death of Mrs. Fannie L. Stone last Tuesday, Neponset lost one of its most respected citizens. The deceased was born in Stanstead, Fitch Bay, Canada, May 19, 1833, and came to Osceola, Stark county, Illinois, in February, 1856. In November of the same year she was united in marriage with Chas. E. Stone, her maiden name being Fannie L. Huckins. The marriage occurred at Westboro, Mass.
After their marriage they settled in Toulon, Ill., where Mr. Stone conducted a meat market and dealt in stock for nearly twenty-five years. On account of ill health he disposed of his business and came to Neponset, which has been their home for many years. Mr. Stone passed to the beyond some seven years ago.
The funeral services were in the Congregational church Thursday afternoon, Rev. O.O. Smith, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, being in charge. The interment occurred in the Floral Hill cemetery.

NM, Friday September 14, 1906, p1, c3

Relatives of Mrs. Fannie L. Stone File Petition.
The will of the late Fannie L. Stone will be contested by her brother, Osro Huckins of Princeton, and two sisters, Hannah M. Stone of Neponset, and Levina G. Wallace of Chicago. The principal portion of the estate, according to the will, is given to A.B. Huckins of Kewanee, executor for the estate, a brother of deceased. The county judge has issued the following notice:
"Estate of Fannie L. Stone. Petition for probate of will presented. Hannah M. Stone, Levina G. Wallace and Orso C. Huckins pray and appeal from the order of this court admitting same to probate, etc., and files bond in the sum of $65. Bond approved by clerk. Appeal granted.

NM, Friday, July 26, 1907, p1, c6

Suit was filed in the circuit court Tuesday by Osro C. Huckins, his wife Cornelia Huckins, and Cynthia Acker, asking the court to set aside the last will and testament of Fannie L. Stone, who died in Neponset May 8, 1906. According to the bill filed with the circuit court, Tuesday, Fannie L. Stone was induced to draw up an instrument February 11, 1902, which purported to be her last will and testament. In this she bequeathed to Osro Huckins $100, Lemuel W. Sargeant fifty dollars and the rest of her property both real and personal, was bequeathed to Alonzo B. Huckins, of Kewanee, who was also named as executor of the estate. Later, on June 8, 1905, a codicile was added to this revoking the legacy to Lemuel W. Sergeant and giving fifty dollars to Ada Coop, now Ada Real. The $100 willed to Osro C. Huckins was also revoked and that together with all the residue of the estate was bequeathed to Alonzo B. Huckins. When the will was probated July 26, 1906, Alonzo B. Huckins was appointed sole executor of the estate.
It is claimed by the complainants in the suit that Alonzo B. Huckins by "undue arts and misrepresentations induced Fanny Stone to draw up the instruments under improper restraint." IT is alleged that Fannie Stone could not read or write and that Alonzo B. Huckins under pretence of securing a power of attorney to transact the business connected with the management of her estate, had the will made out and induced her to sign it, believing it to be merely a power of attorney. In substantiation of this assertion the complainants declare that Fannie Stone often declared that she never intended to make a will but was desirous of having her estate divided equally among her heirs, of whom there are several. They further declares that the instruments purporting to be her last will and testament and the codicile attached thereto are not legal, and were not properly attested. In their bill they allege that M.O. Scott and W.E. Whaples whose names are signed to the will and codicil as witnesses, did not sign the document in the presence of each other, and that the witnesses were not requested to sign the instruments by Fannie Stone but rather at the request of Alonzo B. Huckins. The instruments were signed at the Neponset bank which is divided into three compartments, which are separated from each other by wooden partitions. The complainants allege that when the instrument purporting to be the last will of Fannie Stone was signed, Fannie Stone was in the southwest room, W.E. Whaples was in the northwest room, and M.O. Scott was in the east room. It is further alleged that when the will was probated all of the heirs were not notified until it was too late to take an appeal. The bill also states that Alonzo B. Huckins disclaimed all knowledge of the existence of a will and codicil, an that afterward when charged with the knowledge by Osro B. Huckins, one of the complaints in the present case, he gave the latter a check for $100 not wanting the will to be contested. The complainants allege that Alonzo B. Huckins reported the estate to be worth $5,000. In their bill they ask the court to set aside the will and codicil and to divide the estate among the heirs. – Bureau County Republican.

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