|Birth: ||May 10, 1847|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1932|
BENHAM HUBBARD PIONEER PASSES AT 84 YEARS
Solomon R. Benham, Who Came to County in 1879, Dies at Ripe Old Age January 22.
Solomon R. Benham died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. R. C. Pike, on Hubbard prairie, at the age of 84 years last Friday, after an illness of several weeks duration.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alida Harris, of Los Angeles, California, twenty grand children and twenty nine great grandchildren. Two sons, Edmund and Van died about two years ago, and one son passed away in infancy. His wife preceded him in death fourteen years ago.
Mr. Benham was born May 10, 1847 in New York State. While still a young child he went with his parents to the province of Quebec, where he spent his early manhood. There he was married to Sophia Persons, and a few years later came to Minnesota, locating on a homestead a mile south of what is now the village of Hubbard, in the summer of 1879. After the death of his life companion, Mr. Benham lived with various members of his family, and since the death of his two sons Van and Edmund made his home with his granddaughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Pike, who kindly cared for him through his declining years and last illness.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Pike home, Rev. Vernon Goudy of Hubbard preaching the funeral sermon, and internment was made in the Hubbard cemetery by the side of his faithful wife.
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Eleanor G. Goff Benham (1830 - 1886)
Sophia Jane Persons Benham (1851 - 1918)
Van Solomon Benham (1868 - 1930)*
Edmund C. Benham (1875 - 1930)*
Lee Benham (1883 - 1883)*
Solomon Raymond Benham (1847 - 1932)
Clarence Winfield Benham (1856 - 1925)*
Arthur Mellville Benham (1865 - 1899)*
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Mar 20, 2007
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