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Harold W. Benfield
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1899
Death: May 12, 1912
Saline County
Kansas, USA

The Salina Journal
14 May 1912

While going out to bring in the cows from the pasture for the evening milking, Harold Benfield, the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Benfield, living four miles east of Salina, was drowned in the treacherous black waters of Dry Creek, a small stream running across his father's farm. The boy had just left the house on horesback to do his regular evening chores when he came to the water running 12 or 14 feet deep across the old creek bed and within a few minutes he was lost in the depths. Search was at once instituted and for several hours every effort was made to locate the body of the little boy, who everyone felt sure was somewhere in the water near. The search was ended about 11 o'clock last night whent he body was found not far from where the tracks showed that he had ridden the horse in an effort to reach the cattle on the opposite side and to drive them back, as had been his daily task.
 
 
Burial:
Gypsum Hill Cemetery
Salina
Saline County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Block 10, Lot 32, Space 9
 
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Record added: May 14, 2012
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Harold W. Benfield
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