The following is my transcription of a photocopy of Stanley Kellar’s letter regarding the disappearance of Richard Kellar and his relationship to those mentioned in the last will and testament of James Harvey Kellar, of which Richard would have been a beneficiary.
Featured image: Harmond James Reynolds and his boys Marsh and Paul working on the family property in Havelock.
In a previous post, I related the story of Harmond James Reynolds and his wife Louise (Froemling) (nee Matthews) Reynolds (Blythe), the stepfather and mother of my husband Mark’s father and uncle – Marshall Matthews Blythe and Paul Wayne Blythe.
DOMINION OF CANADA
Province of Ontario
IN THE MATTER OF
Title to part of lot 12, Concession 14, Township of Seymour
I STANLEY KELLAR
of the Township of Seymour in the County of Northumberland
DO SOLEMNLY DECLARE THAT
I am a cousin of Richard H. Kellar, formerly of the Village of Havelock. That Richard H. Kellar is a son of the late James Harvey Kellar who died on or about May 28, 1936. Under the last will of the said James Harvey Kellar, the said lands were devised to the said Richard H. Kellar and Helen Elizabeth Reynolds in equal undivided shares.
On or about the First day of July, 1920, I was talking to the said Richard H. Kellar in the Village of Havelock but from that date until the present time, I have never seen him or heard tell of him.
The said Richard H. Kellar disappeared from his home in Seymour Township on or about the 2nd day of July, 1920, and no trace of him or his whereabouts have since been known by anyone in his home locality.
At the time of the said disappearance of the said Richard H. Kellar, he was unmarried.
The said Helen Elizabeth Reynolds died on or about December 17, 1944, and by her last will, devised her interest in the said lands to her son, James Harmon Reynolds, and by Instrument #15476 dated april 5th, 1945 and registered April 6th, 1945, the executor under the will of the said Helen Elizabeth Reynolds, conveyed the said lands to the said James Harmon Reynolds.
By Instrument # 17137 dated August 14, 1956 and registered August 16, 1956, one Harmond James Reynolds conveyed part of the said lands to Hubert W. Butcher and Butcher as joint tenants. The said James Harmon Reynolds and the said Harmond James Reynolds are one and the same person.
AND I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath, and by virtue of the Canada Evidence Act.
Declared before me at the
this day of
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