|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1875|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1950|
Annie was one of four children born to Charles and Ann (Berrill) Benge. Her father was a Constable with the Metropolitan Police in Chatham, Kent. After the deaths of her parents, she sailed to New York on the ship Lucania arriving October 5, 1895. Next, she met with her brothers who had sailed from England the previous year and who lived in Wolcott, Indiana.
Ellis Island Passenger Arrivals:
Last Place of Residence: England
Date of Arrival: Oct 5, 1895
Age at Arrival: 21y
Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Lucania
Port of Departure: Liverpool & Queenstown
Annie met Fred in Wolcott and they were married July 4, 1899 and started a long and happy life together on their farm just a few miles west of Wolcott. They were the parents of three children:
Charles/8 Jun 1900 m. Sylvia Kesler
Lenora/14 Feb 1908 (Mrs Fred Terwilliger); 2 (Mrs Harold Major)
Dorothy/26 Oct 1910 (Mrs Merritt L Ervin)
She held on to her English traditions including tea and crumpets/cookies at 2:00 in the afternoon. (Sue)
Mrs Annie McDuffie passed away Friday evening, 24 Mar 1950 at 5:50 p.m. in Chicago, IL while visiting her daughter, Mrs Fred Terwilliger.
She was born in England, and as a young lady, came to America with her youngest brother to join her other two brothers. She was married to Fred McDuffie and resided in and near Wolcott the rest of her life, where the was an active member of the Baptist Church, also a member of the Rebekah Lodge and various other organizations.
Surviving besides her husband, are her son, Charles McDuffie of South Bend, IN, two daughters, Mrs Fred Terwilliger of Chicago, IL, and Mrs Merritt Ervin of Gary, IN, nine grandchildren, and two brothers, Alfred Benge of Ormsby, MN and Albert Benge of Merlin, Ontario, Canada.
Charles Benge (1848 - 1884)
Ann Berrill Sharp (1846 - 1894)
Frederick Manson McDuffie (1875 - 1957)
Charles Alwyn McDuffie (1900 - 1967)*
Lenora Hilda McDuffie Major (1908 - 1993)*
Dorothy Mary McDuffie Ervin (1910 - 1982)*
Albert Charles Benge (1873 - 1950)*
Annie Eveline Benge McDuffie (1875 - 1950)
Walter James Benge (1877 - 1950)*
Alfred Benge (1879 - 1962)*
Created by: Sue McDuffe:)
Record added: Jul 18, 2009
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