|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1891|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 1984|
Bennie E. was born to Ellis & Lavina (Ellis) Crites, at the farm home in Athens twp. Jewell county. He grew to manhood in this community. He attended Columbia country school & was a member of Mayview Christian Church.He chose farming as his life vocation, and was always reading in his spare time.
On Sept 28, 1913, he was married to Erma Loucks. To this union were born a daughter - Lucille Waniece, & two sons - Shirley Ellis, & Herman Robert.
Erma departed this life on Mar. 29, 1927. On Aug. 4, 1929, he married Thelma O'Brian They had five children - Jacqueline, Billy E., George P., James V. & Richard A. In 1932, Bennie & his family noved to Calif, for a few yrs, then to Colo. After his retirement he made his home with his son, Herman & wife Flora, for 20 yrs. In Dec. of 1979, he returned to Ks & lived the rest of his life, with his daughter, Lucille Vint, in Glen Elder. He passed away at the Mitchell Co. Hosp. in Beloit, Ks. at the age of 93 yrs, 3 mo & 1 day.
Erma Clara Loucks Crites (1891 - 1927)*
Shirley E. Crites (1915 - 1990)*
Created by: Joan Waugh
Record added: Nov 12, 2008
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