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James Benjamin Houdeshell
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1842
Westmoreland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1926

Obituary Mar 25, 1926 from "The Centre Democrat" newspaper. RECENT DEATHS: HOUDESHELL - Benjamin Houdeshell, Civil War veteran, father of John Houdeshell of Curtin, and well know resident of the Philipsburg community, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Passell, Saturday morning. He had been in failing health for the past four years, death being due to Infirmities of Age. The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon; interment in the Phillipsburg cemetery. Deceased was a son of Adam and Mary Houdeshell, was born at Westmoreland, Virginia, on March 13, 1842, making his age 84 years and 7 days. He enlisted as a Private in Company I, 13th Reg. of the Maryland Infantry on Feb. 24, 1865 and was mustered out at the close of the war. He was a woodsman and farmer and had resided in the area for over 20 years. The wife of the deceased was Phoebe Mayes, who died 5 years ago. Twelve children were born to the marriage. The surviving sons and daughters are John of Curtin; Mrs. Jacob Webb, Winber; George, Surveyor Run; Frank and Jacob of Kato; Mrs. Thomas Passell of North Phillipsburg; Mrs. Daniel Dehaas of Julian; and Mrs. Ernest Vinton of Phillipsburg.

A big thank you to Barb, Find A Grave Member 47386609, for the obit!!
Family links: 
  Phoebe Mayes Houdeshell (1846 - 1921)
  George Westfall Houdeshell (1868 - 1941)*
  Jacob B Houdeshell (1876 - 1945)*
  Joseph Henry Houdeshell (1887 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Philipsburg Cemetery
South Philipsburg
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: north side addition new plot, White Marble stone
Created by: chcobe
Record added: Jan 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84122502
James Benjamin Houdeshell
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You were my great great great grandfather. May you Rest in peace.
- Christina Funderburk
 Added: Aug. 15, 2013
- Little Bo Peep
 Added: Jun. 3, 2012

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