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Benjamin "Ben" Willard
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1857
Cannon County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1943
Ward Prairie
Freestone County
Texas, USA

Obituary - Fairfield Recorder - July 22, 1943
"LONG TIME RESIDENT OF COUNTY PASSES SUNDAY
Ben Willard, a long time resident of the Lake Chapel community, and well known farmer of the County, died at his home Sunday evening. Burial was in the Lake Chapel cemetery Monday afternoon under the direction of the Burleson Funeral Home following religious services by Rev. H. L. McKissack, assisted by Rev. Frank McElroy.
Mr. Willard was born in Tennessee in 1857, moving to Freestone County with his parents when 12 years old, and spent the rest of his life in the neighborhood where he died. He was a substantial citizen and a successful farmer. Near surviving relatives are his wife and nine children: Kirk Willard of Palestine, Mrs. T. R. Bonner of Fairfield, Vernon Willard of Ward Prairie, Mrs. Paul Bonner of Stewards Mill, Colon Willard of Fairfield, Tommie Willard of Lake Chapel, Mrs. Leon Childs of Houston, Mrs. Mattie Ritter of Lake Chapel and Joe Willard of Houston; thirty-one grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Moore of Lake Chapel and Mrs. John Seale of Groesbeck." 
 
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 Parents:
  William W. Willard (1811 - 1897)
  Tilitha Summers Willard (1825 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Elizabeth Yates Willard (1867 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  Infant Daughter Willard (1886 - 1886)*
  Kirt Littleton Willard (1888 - 1968)*
  Bennie Valeria Willard Manahan (1890 - 1942)*
  Annie Laura Willard Bonner (1892 - 1981)*
  Lula Mae Willard Bonner (1895 - 1964)*
  John Vernon Willard (1897 - 1990)*
  Colon Jackson Willard (1898 - 1977)*
  Florence Elizabeth Willard Childs (1902 - 1993)*
  William Thomas Willard (1905 - 1988)*
  Martha Lee Willard McAdams (1907 - 1996)*
  Joe Willard (1909 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Milinda Elizabeth Willard Hobbs (1832 - 1905)**
  James Aaron Willard (1833 - 1905)**
  John Prestly Willard (1835 - 1912)**
  William Beverly Willard (1837 - 1912)**
  Deborah Lucinda Willard Davenport (1838 - 1901)**
  Margret L. Willard Orand (1840 - 1909)**
  Nelson Alexander Willard (1843 - 1927)*
  Matthew W. Willard (1845 - 1933)*
  Lovey Drucilla Willard Orand (1847 - 1922)*
  Mary Jane Willard Cummings (1850 - 1899)*
  David Burton Willard (1852 - 1910)*
  Joseph Franklin Willard (1855 - 1926)*
  Benjamin Willard (1857 - 1943)
  Eliza Ann Willard Moore (1860 - 1950)*
  Susan Willard Richardson (1862 - 1925)*
  Senie Lee Willard Seale (1865 - 1944)*
  Florence Williard Summers (1867 - 1926)*
  Sarah Z. Willard (1869 - 1873)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lake Chapel Cemetery
Fairfield
Freestone County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Eric Wood
Originally Created by: Michael Edd Bonner
Record added: Jul 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73929388
Benjamin Ben Willard
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 Added: Jun. 25, 2013

- This Is Who We Are: One Big Family
 Added: Jun. 17, 2012
 
 
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