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Benjamin Franklin "Benny" Hiestand, Jr
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Birth: 1876
Cherry Valley
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1879
Cherry Valley
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA

Obit - Rockford Daily Register,
Aug. 21, 1879, page 3

An exceedingly sad accident took place on
the farm of W.H. Oill, in the township of
Cherry Valley, last Tuesday afternoon.
Little Bennie F. Hiestand, a three-year-
old boy, climbed, unseen, by anyone, on the
front wheel of a wagon loaded with grain,
which had just driven up to the carriage
stops and stopped for a minute. It seems
when on the wheel the horses suddenly
started, throwing the child directly in
front of the forward wheel, and before the
horses could be stopped, which was almost
instantaneously, the wagon had gone too
Though the wheel did not pass over the
body, it had gone far enough to result
He vanquished from the perilous situation
and delivered to his almost frantic mother,
who, hearing his cries, was at hand
instantly. The child, when delivered to its
mother, said "O Mamma I feel so bad". He
never lisped another word. He was taken
into the house and in fifteen minutes his
little spirit took it flight. It is supposed
that there were internal injuries. It is
exceedingly sad in its every detail. A great
deal of sympathy is felt for the bereaved

(note to reference in article of W.H.Oill:
William Henry Oill's wife - Hester A. Snure
OILL was a maternal aunt to Bennie's mother.
Bennie's mother, Etta, became a widow in
1876 and lived with her aunt and uncle after
that time until her remarriage to Chamberlin.)

Re burial: click on the top photo supplied by
Alva Van Houten and read the caption that he
kindly supplied.

Family links: 
  Benjamin Franklin Hiestand (1854 - 1876)
  Harriet Alferetta Gipple Chamberlin (1854 - 1926)
  Charles Hiestand (1875 - 1876)*
  Benjamin Franklin Hiestand (1876 - 1879)
  Hazel Bell Chamberlin (1889 - 1889)**
  Laura Elizabeth Chamberlin Arntson (1895 - 1970)**
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
Created by: George DeKay
Record added: Apr 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109777004
Benjamin Franklin Benny Hiestand, Jr
Added by: Alva Van Houten
Benjamin Franklin Benny Hiestand, Jr
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