|Birth: ||Apr. 14, 1844, Ireland|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 1926|
She was married circa 1865 to John Benjamin and they moved to Long Lake township afterward. They farmed and Margaret cared for their five children. She was the recorder for the Long Lake Temperance Club in 1878. Mrs. Benjamin was the subject of the increasingly popular surprise party in May 1886: Birthday surprises are becoming quite popular of late, not long since there being one at John Benjamin's. It being Mrs. B's birthday, that was a surprise on Mrs. Benjamin, and all seemed to enjoy themselves, there being some thirty of their neighbors present. After her husband's death she lived with her daughters.
Mrs. Margaret Benjamin, widow of John N. Benjamin, formerly of 711 Maple street, passed away at the farm residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. Lautner, west of the city at 2 p.m. Wednesday. She had made her home for the past six months with her daughter but was ill only a little over three weeks, being the victim of a paralytic stroke.
Mrs. Benjamin was born in Ireland, April 14, 1844, and came to New York when a young child where she lived until womanhood, moving to Saginaw in 1862. Here she married and in 1865 came to the region where she has since made her home.
Four children remain to mourn their loss, William T., John G. of Grand Rapids, George W. of Traverse City and Josie M. Lautner at whose home she passed away. One daughter, Mrs. Harriet E Nuttle, preceded her in death, as did her husband who died on March 29, 1901.
Funeral services will be held from the Lautner farm house, Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Myron Hoyt officiating and burial will take place in the family lot in Long Lake cemetery (Pioneer Taken, Traverse City Record Eagle, 24 June 1926, page 3).
Bio by Homer Thiel
John M. Benjamin (1837 - 1901)
George W. Benjamin (1870 - 1940)*
Harriet E. Benjamin Nuttall (1874 - 1898)*
Josephine M. Benjamin Lautner (1879 - 1946)*
Wife of John M. Benjamin
Grand Traverse County
Created by: Honoring our ancestors
Record added: Nov 25, 2007
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