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Stella Josephine Merritt Benson
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1887
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1937
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Stella Merritt was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Merritt, Jr., and Mary Charity Dotson. Stella married Carl F. Benson Oct. 21, 1908, in Bartholomew Co., Indiana, and they had two daughters, Evelyn Lee Benson and Dorothy Mildred Benson.

Obit published Wed., April 7, 1937
Funeral notice published Friday, April 9, 1937
The Evening Republican
Columbus, Indiana

MRS. BENSON'S FUNERAL HELD
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Merritt Benson, 49, wife of Carl Benson of Indianapolis, who died in Sunnyside sanitarium at Indianapolis, were held yesterday afternoon at the Hege and Flanigan funeral home. The Rev. T.K. Smith had charge. Burial was made in the Daugherty cemetery south of Walesboro.

The services were simple and there was no music.

There were many flowers and these were in charge of nieces, Mrs. Norval Merritt, Mrs. John Beatty, Mrs. Willard Thomas, Mrs. Leno Thomas, Geraldine Stockover, Inez Swank and Opal Thomas.

The pallbearers were Norval Merritt, Oscar Sweeney, Leno and Willard Thomas, Donald Stockover and Lester Ault, all nephews.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Jefferson Merritt (1842 - 1916)
  Mary Charity Dotson Merritt (1848 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Carl Forest Benson (1888 - 1960)
 
 Siblings:
  Anna E Merritt Beattie (1865 - 1962)**
  Margaret L. Merritt Ault (1871 - 1939)**
  Thomas Jefferson Merritt (1872 - 1968)**
  Maud May Merritt Thomas (1874 - 1963)**
  Albert James Merritt (1876 - 1972)**
  Lillie Merritt (1877 - 1898)**
  Emma Merritt Swank (1880 - 1914)*
  William F. Merritt (1882 - 1961)*
  Ida Leona Merritt Stockover (1885 - 1933)*
  Stella Josephine Merritt Benson (1887 - 1937)
  Alice L Merritt (1890 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Daugherty Cemetery
Walesboro
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Lot 50, Annett Daugherty Addition
 
Created by: Donna Kuhlman
Record added: Apr 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107745663
Stella Josephine <i>Merritt</i> Benson
Added by: Donna Kuhlman
 
Stella Josephine <i>Merritt</i> Benson
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Stella Josephine <i>Merritt</i> Benson
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