It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted and I didn’t start to post this piece but something else. Sorry for the delay.
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. This topic was started by John Newmark of the TransylvanianDutch blog.
It has been almost two years since I made a post under the Amanuensis Monday moniker. This is the affidavit of decease for my great-grand uncle, Frank J. McCormack.
Here is my transcription;
AFFIDAVIT OF DECEASE
STATE OF ILLINOIS
Kankakee County } SS.
Arthur A. McCormack, , being duly sworn, deposeth
and saith; That Frank J. McCormack late of the
Town of Kankakee in the County of Kankakee and State
aforesaid, departed this life at the City of Kankakee , in said County, on
or about the 9th , day of December A.D. 1917
and that he died leaving no last Will and Testament, to the best of
his knowledge and belief.
Arthur A. McCormack (signature)
Subscribe and sworn to before me, this 24th
day of December A. D. 1917
Elmer A. Wilson
Notary Public, in and
for Kankakee County Illinois
Here is the actual file;
For starters, it really doesn’t tell me anything new about any of the actors. What it does is it confirms several things that I do know, like Arthur’s middle initial “A” and Frank’s middle initial of “J”. Like their father, Michael McCormack, Arthur never used his full middle name and to the best of my knowledge, neither did Frank. By the way, Michael’s middle initial was “M” but he only used about three or four times. He never wrote down what his middle name was. But that is a subject for another post if I haven’t already done so.
I hope you learned something and thanks for stopping by!
- Kankakee County, Illinois, Frank J. McCormack probate file, Probate Court, Kankakee.