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Martha Marinda Maria "Rindie" Benson Clawson
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Birth: Dec. 14, 1854
Pine Village
Warren County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1900
Le Flore County
Oklahoma, USA

"Rindie" passed away on August 8, 1900, in what is now Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma. (At the time Oklahoma was known as the Indian Territory. Oklahoma statehood was in 1907.)

She was the first child born to Prudence Malinda Slauter and William Martindale Benson on December 14, 1854, Pine Village, Warren County, Indiana. She married Joseph Haynes Clawson on September 22, 1873, in Warren County, Indiana. Six children were born of this union: Gilbert Arthur "Art" born on August 26, 1874, William Timothy "Roy" born June 20, 1880, Joseph Isaac "Willard" on November 19, 1882, Don Dean born on March 22, 1885, Louis Lloyd born on September 17, 1889, and Eugene "Dewey" born on February 20, 1898.

She was preceded in death by her mother. Surviving her is her husband, Joseph Haynes Clawson and her children; her father, William Martindale Benson; sisters, Cynthia Ann, Rosa Jane, and Mary Theodoshie; brothers Samuel Issac and William Willard Benson; Step-mother, Margaret Ann (Fagan)and half sisters, Tressie Treene, marguerite Christine, Lucy may and Clara June, and half-brother, George Watterson.

Internment is in Howe Cemetery, Le Flore County, Oklahoma.

Gilbert Arthur "Art" (1874-1956)#71605008
William Timothy "Roy" (1880-1941)#34298739
Joseph Isaac "Willard" (1882- )
Don Dean (1885- )
Louis Lloyd (1889-1970)#45742151
Eugene "Dewey"(1898-1958)#34298564
Family links: 
  William Martindale Benson (1830 - 1904)
  Prudence Melinda Slauter Benson (1836 - 1884)
  Joseph Haynes Clawson (1849 - 1925)
  Gilbert Arthur Clawson (1874 - 1956)*
  William Timothy Clawson (1880 - 1941)*
  Louis Lloyd Clawson (1889 - 1970)*
  Dewey Eugene Clawson (1898 - 1958)*
  Martha Marinda Maria Benson Clawson (1854 - 1900)
  Cynthia Ann America Benson Radley (1856 - 1896)*
  Samuel Isaac Benson (1859 - 1948)*
  William Willard Benson (1861 - 1918)*
  Rosa Jane Benson Cline (1864 - 1944)*
  Mary Theodoshie Benson Johnson Pfeiffer (1874 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Howe Cemetery
Le Flore County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Sheri (Ownbey) McNary
Record added: Dec 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62716275
Martha Marinda Maria Rindie <i>Benson</i> Clawson
Added by: James "Ollie" Banda
Martha Marinda Maria Rindie <i>Benson</i> Clawson
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Rest in Peace. She is my great grand aunt.
- Sheri (Ownbey) McNary
 Added: Dec. 9, 2010

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