Following the Deeds, Part 2

My grandfather, Robert Nolan Shane died of Pernicious Anemia in 1918. He was just 55 years old at the time of his death.  Robert must have known he was dying as he deeded the farm property to his wife Susan (Samels) Shane in November of 1917 which was about three months prior to his death. The text follows.

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C.I. Calkins

Notary Public in and for the State of Oregon.  Commission expires October 3rd, 1920.

Filed for record February 19th, 1918 at 9 A.M.  James H. Davis, Recorder of Conveyances

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1714     R.N. Shane to Susan C. Shane

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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, R.N. Shane, hereafter designated grantor, of the county of Washington, State of Oregon, in consideration of $1.00 and the love and affection which I bear and sustain towards my wife Susan C. Shane, hereafter designated grantee, of the county of Washington, State of Oregon, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey unto said Susan C. Shane her heirs and assigns all the following bounded and described property, situate in the County of Washington, State of Oregon, to wit:

Beginning at a stone on the North line of the Peter Scholl D.L.C. No. 40 in section 3 T. 2 S. of R. 2 W of the Will, Mer., in Washington County, Oregon, South 70 deg 29′ East 11.35 chains from the Northwest corner of said D.L.C.;  thence on said north line of D.L.C. 70 deg. 29′ East 1096 feet to an iron; thence North 7 minutes East 1633 feet to South line of John Griffith’s D.L.C. number 43; thence on said South line of said D.L.C. West 1047.3 feet to a stone; thence South 29′ East 1266.7 feet to the place of beginning containing 34.6 acres.

Also beginning at a stake on the East line of the hereinbefore described tract of land 20 feet south of its Northeast corner; thence East 20 feet to a stake; thence North 7′ East 15.85 feet more or less through the lands of Thomas Nissen to County road; thence West 20 feet; thence South 7′ W. 1585 feet more or less to the place of beginning containing .728 acres.

It being my intention to hereby convey the land conveyed to me on the 16th day of April, 1913, by Thomas Nissen, et. al, by deed recorded at page 558 of Book 97 of Deed records of Aforesaid County and State.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the above described and granted premises unto the said Susan C. Shane grantee her heirs and assigns forever.  And I, R.N. Shane, the grantor above named do covenant to and with the above named grantee her heirs and assigns that we are the owners in fee simple of the above granted premises, that they are free from all incumbrances except a certain mortgage thereon in the sum of 1100.00 in favor of Thomas Nissen and the grantor will and my heirs, executors and administrators shall warrant and forever defend the above granted premises, and every part and parcel thereof, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons whomsoever, except said mortgage.

IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of November, A.D. 1917.

Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of us as witnesses

Wm. G. Hare

Mrs. Lutitia Jack

STATE OF OREGON, County of Washington….ss..This Certifies, That on this 22 day of November A.D. 1917, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said county and State, personally appeared the within named R.N. Shane who is known to me to the the identical person described in and who executed the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and notarial seal the day and year last above written.

B. Akin

Notary Public for Oregon

My Commission expires May 17, 1921.

Filed for record February 19th, 1918 at 10-45 A.M.

James H. Davis, Recorder of Conveyances.

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Although the deed represents the same farm purchased by Robert Shane in 1913, this deed reads almost like a will.  Indeed, I’ve not found a will or probate record for Robert so perhaps this was his way of providing for Susan and my dad, Frank Shane.  There’s one more deed record and that’s the deed Susan Shane filed when she conveyed the property to my dad.  Here’s the text, minus the legal description of the property.

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1655   Susan C. Shane to Frank L. Shane

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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, Susan C. Shane, widow of R.N. Shane, deceased, hereafter designated grantor, of the County of Multnomah State of Oregon, in consideration of $10.00 and other valuable considerations to me paid by Frank L. Shane hereafter designated grantee, of the County of Multnomah, State of Oregon, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey unto said Frank L. Shane his heirs and assigns all the following bounded and described property situate in the County of Washington, State of Oregon, to-wit:

(same legal description as above)

It is my intention to hereby convey the land conveyed to me on the 23th day of November 1917, by R.N. Shane, by deed recorded at page 187 of Book 111, deed records of Washington County, Oregon.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the above described and granted premises unto the said Frank L. Shane, grantee his heirs and assigns forever.  And Susan C. Shane grantor above named does covenant to and with the above named grantee his heirs and assigns that I am the owner in fee simple of the above granted premises, that they are free from all incumbrances except a certain mortgage thereon in the sum of $1100 in favor of Thomas NIssen and the grantor will and her heirs, executors and administrators shall warrant and forever defend the above granted premises, and every part and parcel thereof, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons whomsoever, Except said mortgage.

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of October A.D. 1919.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us as witnesses:

J.J. Oeder

N.D. Samds

State of Oregon                                  Susan C. Shane

County of Multnomah….ss… THIS CERTIFIES, That on this 7th day of October A.D. 1919, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said county and state, personally appeared the within named Susan C. Shane, widow of R.N, Shane, deceased, who is known to me to be the identical person described in and who executed the within instrument, and acknowledged to me that she executed the same.

In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and notarial seal the day and year last above written.

J.J. Oeder, Notary Public for Oregon.  My commission expires September 17, 1923

Filed for record October 15th, 1919 at 11:20 A.M.

Fred A. Everest, Recorder of Conveyances

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Again, this deed conveyance has the feeling of a will, and since Susan Shane died October 7, 1919 and this conveyance is dated October 15th 1919 it likely was drawn up just days before her death (although there’s no date on the document except the date the record was filed).

One other thing:  One of the witnesses is listed as N.D. Samds.  I believe this to be Nicholas D. Samels, uncle to Susan Shane and the informant for information on her death certificate.

SOURCE: Multnomah County, Oregon.  Deed conveyance 1665 dated October 15, 191 at 11:20 A.M.

Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls, Washington September 16, 2009.  All Rights Reserved.

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