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Virgil Earp’s Will




Will of Virgil Earp, 1888


I, Virgil W. Earp, of the City of Colton County of San Bernardino, and State of California, for and in consideration of the love and affection which I bear towards my wife, and as an expression of my heartfelt gratitude to her for constant, patient and heroic attendance of my bedside while I lay dangerously wounded at Tombstone, Arizona, do grant unto my wife, Mrs. Alvira Earp, as her separate estate, all that real property situated in the City of Colton, County of San Bernardino, State of California, described as follows, to wit: Lots Number Five (5) and six (6) in Block Number One hundred and thirteen (113) in and of said City of Colton, being the same lots conveyed to me by J.F. Walin, by deed bearing date April 30th, 1888, and now of record as page 172 in Vol. 74 of deeds records of said San Bernardino County.


Witness my hand this 7th day of July 1888.


Virgil W. Earp.


State of California               )

County of San Bernardino         )SS.


On this seventh day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight before me, Frank Osler, a Notary Public, in and for said County, residing therein, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared Virgil W. Earp known to me to be the person described in whose name is subscribed to and who executed the written instrument, and he acknowledged to me that he executed the same.


In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Official Seal at my office in the said County of San Bernardino the day and year in this certificate first above written


Frank Osler

Notary Public



A full, true, and correct copy of original, Recorded at Request of V.W. Earp July 9, 1888 at 10:35 A.M.


Ligon Allen

County Recorder


(Submitted to Orange County California Genealogical Society Journal, Dec 1975, vol 12, num 4, pg 152 by Ethel Shaw)


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