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Adna Starr Benge
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1871
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1951
Oklahoma, USA

Adna Starr was the daughter of George Miflin Dallas Starr & Mary Ellen Scott; she had the following siblings: Elizabeth Jane, Henry George, & Sterling Starr.

Adna married Martin Van Benge Sr., son of Samuel Benge & Lucy Blair, b. 1855, d. 1915.; they had the following children: Ruth Lela Benge b. Oct. 8, 1894, married Clarence William Madden; Leo Bennett Benge b. Jan 10, 1896 who was a rodeo rider and rode in the Madison Square Garden in NY City, NY; Charles Starr Benge b. July 29, 1900; and George Ross Benge b. 1903 (buried at Citizens).

She is listed on the 1880 Cherokee Nation Census: Illinois, 1850; Dawes Roll: card# 1812, roll# 4786 as Adna S. Benge; Miller Roll: Ft. Gibson, OK, ap# 12364, roll# 4853 as Adna S. Benge; Blood: 1/4 Cherokee.

Known as Granny Benge or Aunt Addie, Adna Starr Benge taught school for 30 years in the Ft. Gibson area.

Photo taken from the Muskogee "Phoenix." 
 
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 Parents:
  George Miflin Dallas Starr (1844 - 1886)
  Mary Ellen Scott (Starr) Gordon (1847 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Martin Van Benge (1855 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  George Ross Benge (1903 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Starr Daugherty (1869 - 1914)*
  Adna Starr Benge (1871 - 1951)
  Henry Starr (1873 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Citizens Cemetery
Fort Gibson
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Alice Huitt Preston
Record added: Mar 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8465444
Adna <i>Starr</i> Benge
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Adna <i>Starr</i> Benge
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Adna <i>Starr</i> Benge
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