|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1903|
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 1970|
Maiden name found as Farris and Ferris in US Census records.
Funeral for Mrs. Inez Benninger, 67, of 3404 NE 29th Ave., a resident of Portland for many years, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, in Caldwell's Colonial Mortuary. Mrs Benninger died Wednesday at a local hospital.
Born in Midvale, Utah, June 17, 1903, Mrs. Benninger had become an accounting clerk for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for 20 years, retiring in 1967. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, secretary of the Morris Telegraph Club and an auxiliary worker at Providence Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Lee Ebbert, and a brother, William Joe Farris, both of Portland; a sister, Mrs. Georgia Vaught of La Grande and three grandchildren.
Entombment will be in Lincoln Memorial Mausoleum."
Source: The Oregonian, Friday, October 30, 1970, Portland, Oregon, page 18. Obituaries.
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Inez's parents were Jefferson "Jeff" T. [or F.] FARRIS, born Oct. 1865 in Illinois, and Ruth E. FARRIS, born Dec. 1866 in Missouri. In 1900, Jeff worked as a foreman in a smelter, and he and Ruth had been married 13 years.
At age 7, Inez lived in Irrigon, Morrow County, Oregon with her mother, Ruth E., and step-father William S. WOODS. Ruth said this was her 2nd marriage, and that she had given birth to 8 children, but only 7 were still living. In the 1900 and 1910 census records, Inez's siblings were listed as Georgia, Maudie, Elmer J., Una, Hazel F., and William J. In 1900 the Farris family was living in Murray Precinct, Salt Lake County, Utah.
[The WW1 Draft Registration, of June 1917, showed Inez's brother, Elmer Jefferson FARRIS as born in Beaumont, Kansas, 22 April 1894, that he was married, had a baby, and lived in Portland, Oregon.]
Tony Henry Benninger (1900 - 1968)
Lincoln Memorial Park
Plot: Indoor Mausoleum, Holly section. Crypt 44.
Maintained by: Linda Stockton
Originally Created by: Jan Fenter
Record added: Jan 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103707907