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Elizabeth Wise Benton
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1866
Waxahachie
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1952
Massachusetts, USA

Elizabeth was born in Waxahachie, Texas, daughter of Nathaniel Grigsby Wise and Isphemia Chapman Wise. She married Maecenas Eason Benton. They lived in Neosho, Missouri, where they had four children, Thomas, Mary, Nathaniel, and Mildred.

The oldest son was the artist Thomas Hart Benton, named for the great-uncle who was Missouri's first senator.

Elizabeth followed her son Tom to Paris, but eventually she made her home with her older daughter, Mary, who was often alone with her children when her husband was aboard ship with the Navy. Ultimately, the families of Mary and Tom both settled on Martha's Vineyard, with Elizabeth. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathaniel G. Wise (1819 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Maecenas Eason Benton (1848 - 1924)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Hart Benton (1889 - 1975)*
  Mary Elizabeth Benton Briggs (1890 - 1953)*
  Nathaniel Wise Benton (1893 - 1946)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edwin Malcolm Wise (1845 - 1926)*
  Sonora Wise Farley (1856 - 1934)*
  Laura Wise Bush (1863 - 1957)*
  Elizabeth Wise Benton (1866 - 1952)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chilmark Cemetery
Chilmark
Dukes County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Lot 29.4 F.9
 
Maintained by: Suzanne Brown
Originally Created by: Janglo
Record added: Jul 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114605723
Elizabeth <i>Wise</i> Benton
Added by: Janglo
 
 
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- Suzanne Brown
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Aug. 8, 2013
 
 
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