|Birth: ||May 13, 1868|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 1930|
BENHAM Pioneer Of County Is Called By Death
Van Benham, Native of Quebec, Lived Here Fifty Years; Was Father of Fourteen Children
Van S. Benham, for fifty years a resident of this community, died last Wednesday at the age of 61 years, following an illness of short duration. Mr. Benham was a native of Canada, having been born in Broom County, Province of Quebec. When a lad of 12 years he came with his parents to Minnesota, and spent his life in Hubbard and northern Wadena counties, with the exception of three years at Farmington, Minn. He was married January 1, 1893 to Edna Louise Claflin, and to this union fourteen children were born.
They are: Mrs. Raughla Pike,Hubbard; Mrs. William Drake, Huntersville; Mrs. Philip Hayes, LaCrosse, Ind.; Lawton Benham, Huntersville; Lowell Benham, Farmington, Minn.; Mrs. S. W. Garl,Akeley; Leon, Lina, John, Edmund, Raymond, Louise, Ada and Nina at home.
The mother preceded him in death a year ago last June. Mr. Benham was married ten days before his death to Mrs., Clara Allen, of Akeley. Besides his widow and immediate family he leaves to mourn his death his aged father, Solomon Benham, his brother Edmund Benham of Hubbard, and his sister, Mrs. E. E. Harris of Los Angeles, Cal.
The funeral was held last Thursday morning at Hubbard, and internment was made in the Hubbard cemetery.
Park Rapids Enterprise March 6, 1930
Credit: Joan Edmonson
Solomon Raymond Benham (1847 - 1932)
Sophia Jane Persons Benham (1851 - 1918)
Edna Louise Clafin Benham (1877 - 1928)
Lana Ellen Benham Pike (1893 - 1975)*
Loreda Benham Mackie (1904 - 1993)*
Van Solomon Benham (1868 - 1930)
Edmund C. Benham (1875 - 1930)*
Lee Benham (1883 - 1883)*
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Mar 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18529823
Added by: Anonymous
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