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Evetine "Eva" Keck Benjamin
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Birth: May 28, 1859
Placer County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1942
Colfax
Placer County
California, USA

Eva was born in Illinoistown, a now-extinct little town. Her parents arrived in this mining camp during the gold rush days in 1849 and established one of the first merchandise stores in Colfax. Eva rode on the first railroad train which ran over the new section from Colfax to Gold Run during the early days of the construction of the Central Pacific Railway. She married Albert J. Benjamin, a pioneer Colfax businessman, on August 20, 1885, and they were able to celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary. Eva died of a heart attack at age 82. Besides her husband, she was survived by her sons Clare and Walter, her daughter Alberta Cross, and her sister Elizabeth Welch. She was predeceased by two children and her brothers George and Jacob Keck.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Keck (1826 - 1877)
  Martha Dennison Keck (1831 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Albert James Benjamin (1860 - 1953)*
 
 Children:
  Alberta Martha Benjamin Cross (1886 - 1979)*
  William Clare Benjamin (1897 - 1969)*
  Walter George Benjamin (1901 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Colfax Cemetery
Colfax
Placer County
California, USA
 
Created by: Kathie
Record added: Aug 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95072391
Evetine Eva <i>Keck</i> Benjamin
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Evetine Eva <i>Keck</i> Benjamin
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Evetine Eva <i>Keck</i> Benjamin
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Rest in peace, Eva.
- Kathie
 Added: Aug. 9, 2012
 
 
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