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Henry Charles Benway
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1852
Essex County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1931
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Henry Benway was a blacksmith as were his father and two brothers.

Henry Benway moved to San Francisco after his wife died. He lived with his daughter Carrie E. Ratliff and her husband George Ratliff. Their address at the time was 643 35th Ave, San Francisco. After having a stroke he lived at the Laguna Honda Home in San Francisco where he died and was sent back to Tallula for burial along side his wife Nina.

He died on the birthday of his granddaughter Nina Mardel Ratliff Lutz (1909-1985) who was living nearby at the time.

His youngest son Arthur also lived with the Ratliff's in San Francisco. They tended to him while he was suffering from Tuberculosis. Arthur died in San Francisco on August 2, 1927.

Spouse: Nina Blatchley Benway b.29 Aug 1858 d.07 Jan 1921

Note: The family name is spelled Blatchley in the family bible, on marriage certificates and the Menard County burial records.

Parents:
Eli Willard Benway b. 1827 d. 1897
Mary Monty b. 1832 d. 09 Nov 1859
(aka Mary Monta or Charlotte Monty)*

Children:
Carrie Elizabeth Benway b. 18 Nov 1880 d. 16 Apr 1949
Howard Wallace Benway b. 15 Jan 1885 d. 10 Sep 1943
William Graham Greene Benway b. 13 Jul 1886 d. 1964
Frank J. Benway b. 27 Nov 1877 d. 27 Aug 1879
Arthur R. Benway b. 15 Oct 1900 d. August 1, 1927

All Born in Tallula, Illinois

Carrie Elizabeth Benway married George Oliver Ratliff 30 May 1900
Children of George and Carrie Ratliff

Frank Leone (Jerry) Ratliff b. 07 Mar 1901 d. 07 Sep 1959
Ralph Harold Ratliff b. 05 Nov 1903 d. 16 Mar 1963
Baby Boy Ratliff b. 18 Dec 1907 d. 18 Dec 1907
Nina Mardell Ratliff b. 14 Nov 1909 d. 12 Feb 1985

 
 
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 Parents:
  Eli Willard Benway (1825 - 1897)
  Mary Maria Monti Benway (1832 - 1859)
 
 Spouse:
  Nina Blatchly Benway (1858 - 1921)
 
 Children:
  Carrie Elizabeth Benway Ratliff (1880 - 1949)*
  Howard W. Benway (1885 - 1943)*
  William Graham Greene Benway (1886 - 1961)*
  Arthur R. Benway (1900 - 1927)*
 
 Siblings:
  Wallace Willard Benway (1848 - 1928)*
  Eli James Benway (1848 - 1922)*
  Henry Charles Benway (1852 - 1931)
  Ida M Benway (1861 - 1862)**
  Warren C. Benway (1868 - 1936)**
  Ellen Iona Benway Bullard (1870 - 1935)**
  Lillie Gertrude Benway Yearout (1872 - 1952)**
  Arthur Luther Benway (1875 - 1942)**
  Alice Bertha Benway Davey (1878 - 1962)**
  Roy Willard Benway (1880 - 1967)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery East
Tallula
Menard County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Michael Ratliff Lutz
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Apr 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35584109
Henry Charles Benway
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Henry Charles Benway
Added by: Michael Ratliff Lutz
 
Henry Charles Benway
Added by: Michael Ratliff Lutz
 
 
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Rest in Peace great grandfather.
- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014
Remembering my Great-grandfather.
- Valerie Yodhes
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014
Merry Christmas Great-Grandfather
- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
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