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Benjamin Franklin Winget
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Birth: May 3, 1878
Monroe
Sevier County
Utah, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1898
Monroe
Sevier County
Utah, USA

Benjamin Franklin Winget, known as Frank, was born May 3, 1878, Monroe, Sevier, Utah. Parents: Zenos Winget and Clarinda Huetta Johnson Winget. His mother died when he was age 5. His father married again when Frank was age 7. He was an active member of the LDS Church. Died July 2, 1898, age 20, from an accidental drowning while irrigating.

His obituary was recorded in the Richfield Advocate newspaper on July 6, 1898, page 1:

Found Dead in an Irrigation Ditch. W. F. Asimas came to this city last Saturday night with the sad news of the sudden death of Frank Winget. Last Saturday was Mr. Winget's water turn and early that morning he rose and went about his usual work. Breakfast was made ready and as his parents received no reply to their calls started an investigation. Later they discovered the unfortunate man lying with his face in one of the irrigation streams with water not more than two inches deep. It is thought the young man was all exhausted after a dance of the night before and on seeing the water became dizzy and unconsciously fell into this ditch and as his mouth and nose were buried in the water and mud there drowned within a stone's throw of the home.

Mr. Frank Winget is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Zenos Winget, is 20 years of age, unmarried and is one of the most respected young men of Monroe. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.

His name appears on two grave markers, one near the center of the cemetery where he was first buried, another near the northeast part of the cemetery where he is now buried.

Bio submitted by Bruce Ogden
 
 
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 Parents:
  Zenos Winget (1842 - 1907)
  Huetta Clarinda Johnson Winget (1847 - 1883)
 
 Siblings:
  Zenos Winget (1866 - 1875)*
  Cyrus Alfonzo Winget (1869 - 1961)*
  Clarinda Huetta Winget (1871 - 1878)*
  Catherine M. Winget (1873 - 1878)*
  Zennia Meleta Winget (1875 - 1889)*
  Benjamin Franklin Winget (1878 - 1898)
  Luther Winget (1886 - 1973)**
  Adelia Winget Baldwin (1888 - 1940)**
  Emerett Winget Waters (1890 - 1912)**
  Glen Winget (1893 - 1967)**
  Colista Winget Jensen (1896 - 1980)**
  Newel Winget (1899 - 1969)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: The cemetery records list the burial date as July 2, 1898.
 
Burial:
Monroe City Cemetery
Monroe
Sevier County
Utah, USA
Plot: 201.5-A
 
Maintained by: Wiltstilt13
Originally Created by: John Warnke (inactive)
Record added: Jan 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12938215
Benjamin Franklin Winget
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