I, John Doe, of the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby make, ordain, declare and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
First. I direct that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my death.
Second. I give to my faithful employee William Smith, the sum of One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars.
Third. I give to my nephew Harry Wilson my gold watch and chain.
Fourth. All the rest and residue of my estate whether real or personal and wherever situated I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary to have and to hold the same as her own forever.
Sixth. I hereby appoint my wife Mary as the executrix of this my last will and testament and I direct that she be allowed to serve without bond.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of March, 1912.
John Doe (seal)
We, the undersigned, hereby certify that the testator, John Doe, made, ordained, published and declared the above instrument, consisting of one page, to be his last will and testament and in our presence signed the same, and we at his request and in his presence and sight, and in the presence and sight of each other hereby sign the same as witnesses thereto believing the said John Doe to be of sound and disposing mind and memory and about the age of fifty-eight years.
Alexander Jackson, Joseph H. Crossley.