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Luther Benham

Luther Benham

Male 1869 - 1919  (50 years)

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  • Name Luther Benham 
    Born 1 Sep 1869  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Sep 1919  Princeton, Gibson, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9530  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2013 

    Father David Stull Benham,   b. 5 Mar 1841, New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1902, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Winifred Minerva Roberts,   b. 10 Sep 1844, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1930, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F2058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elcista Lavena Landiss,   b. 21 May 1869, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1957, Princeton, Gibson, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1890  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. I.I. Benham
     2. Carl Benham,   b. 1892, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Nolan Clark Benham,   b. 3 Jun 1893, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1943  (Age 50 years)
     4. Corbin Ralph Benham,   b. 27 Aug 1895, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1952  (Age 56 years)
     5. D.M. Benham
     6. B.C. Benham
     7. R.L. Benham
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F2625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1870 United States Federal Census Name: Luther Benham Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869 Age in 1870: 11/12 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1870: Union, Crawford, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Marengo David Benham 28 Nancy M Benham 26 Leoza Benham 3 Luther Benham 11/12

      1900 United States Federal Census Name: Elcista Benham Home in 1900: Decker, Knox, Indiana Age: 31 Birth Date: May 1869 Birthplace: Indiana Race: White Ethnicity: American Gender: Female Relationship to Head of House: Wife Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Birthplace: Indiana Mother: number of living children: 3 Mother: How many children: 4 Spouse's Name: Luthur Marriage year: 1890 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 10 Residence : Decker Township, Knox, Indiana Luthur Benham 30 Elcista Benham 31 Inis Benham 8 Nolan Benham 6 Carbon Benham 3 Frank Dent 25

      The funeral of Luther Benham, killed in an accident at the Enlow saw mill near Skelton (Indiana) on Labor Day, was held from the residence near Grand Rapids in Knox county, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 - The services were conducted by Rev. J. D. Shaddrick, of Mount Carmel M. E. church, assisted by the pastor at Scott's Chapel. A large number of friends and relatives of the deceased attended the obsequies.

      Burial was made in Rose Hill cemetery, Mount Carmel, and the following gentlemen acted as pall bearers Messrs Tony Smith, Frank Orr, Jas McCard, Harry Cunningham, R. F. Tollison, and John Homer Bruce. Flower girls were Misses Claire Havill, Grace Storckman, Fern Orr, Pauline, Marie and Wilhelmma Steckler.

      The following sketch of his life has been furnished.

      Luther Benham was born in Crawford county, Indiana, Sept 1, 1869. He was the son of David and Minerva Benham. To their union were born eight children, four boys and five girls. The father and one brother, Jesse, having died some years ago. Those surviving are: Mrs. J. R. Lyons, of West Fork, Ind.; Mrs. Edward Hedden, of Florida; Mrs. C. A. Robinson, of McMann, Okla.; Mrs. Eva Orr; Mrs. Craig and Charles Benham, of Mount Carmel.

      Luther Benham and Elcissa (sic, should be Elcista) Landiss were married July 22, 1889, and seven children were born to them; Mrs. Frank Geddis (sic, should be Geddes), of Princeton, Ind.; Nolen, Corbin, Beryl, Ray and Doris May, of Mt. Carmel; also two grandchildren, Ernest Vaughn Geddes and Harrell Nolen Benham. His father, one brother and one child passed before. His mother, relatives and friends are left to mourn their loss. Mr. Benham was converted in January 1914 at Scott's Chapel, and joined the M. E. church and lived a devoted Christian life, loved the church, obtained the experiences of holiness, and lived to honor and glorify his Savior. He was always ready to do a kind act or say a cheerful word to those around him; a loving companion, kind and affectionate father.