Jul. 29, 1873 Ivydale (Clay County) Clay County West Virginia, USA
Jul. 4, 1947 Clay Clay County West Virginia, USA
Merchant survived by wife Lula Andrews Murphy (married 1936). He was the son of Henry H. and Sarah Jane Dawson Murphy. His first wife was Emma Florence Friend (married Jan. 26, 1894). Benjamin and Emma had five sons and four daughters. He died of myocordial changes and coronary thrombosis.