Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Benhams in:
 • Mound Cemetery
 • Hunt City
 • Jasper County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Dorothy Hornback Benham
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 15, 1918
Mason County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 2011
Jasper County
Illinois, USA

October 24, 2011

Dorothy Benham
Anonymous Star Beacon The Star Beacon Mon Oct 24, 2011, 09:00 AM EDT

NEWTON, Ill. Dorothy Benham, age 93, of Newton, Ill., passed away at 12:50 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Newton Rest Haven, Newton, Ill.

Dorothy was born April 15, 1918, in Mason County, Ill., the daughter of Robert R. and Lucy (Adams) Hornback. On Feb. 23, 1940, Dorothy married Belden G. Benham. He preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1989.

Dorothy spent her life as a homemaker and loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Newton Christian Church and Hunt City Home Extension. Dorothy was an excellent cook and quilter. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband and watching the Chicago Cubs.

She will be loved and remembered by her son, Gerald Benham of Elkhart, Ind.; daughter, Dorothy "Geri" Robinson of Geneva, Ohio; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Ina Fitts; grandson, Jay Fitts; four brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25th, at CRAIN FUNERAL HOME, Newton. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Jasper County, Ill.

Visitation will be held from 12 Noon until time of Service, Tuesday, at the Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to Newton Christian Church.

Obituary and condolences at

>daughter of Robert Raymond Hornback (1888 IL--1956 MO) and Lucy Ann Adams (1882 IL--1968)
>granddaughter of Jacob C Hornback (1838 KY--1905 IL) and Louisa A Walker (1848--1902 IL)
>great-granddaughter of William Wallace Walker (1822 KY--1890 IL) and Margaret Eldridge (1826 England--1904 IL)

William Wallace Walker

Margaret Eldridge Walker

>great-great-granddaughter of Joseph Culton Walker (1786-1842 IL) and Lucretia Fletcher (b 1790 KY)
>3rd-great-granddaughter of James Walker (1750-1836 IL) and Mary Ann nee Walker (1754 VA--1836 IL, dau of Alex. Walker and Jane Hammer)
>4th-great-granddaughter of Alexander Walker (1716 Ireland--1784 VA) and Jane Hammer (1726 VA--1798 KY)
>5th-great-granddaughter of John Walker (1680 Scotland--1734 PA) and Catherine Rutheford (1682 Scotland--1738 PA)
>5th-great-granddaughter of Elisha Hammer (b 1700 VA) and Elizabeth (b 1704 VA)

>3rd-great-granddaughter of Robert Fletcher (1766 VA--1849 KY) and Agnes "Nancy" Casey (1767 VA--1836 KY)
>4th-great-granddaughter of Robert Fletcher (1738 PA--1797 KY) and Christina B Kinder (1737 VA--1806 KY)
>5th-great-granddaughter of John Fletcher (1717 Ireland--d VA) and Eleanor Hindman (1719 Ireland--1791 VA)
>6th-great-granddaughter of Andrew Fletcher (1680 England--d PA) and Mary Willson (1682 England--1730 PA)

>5th-great-granddaughter of Peter Kinder (1711 VA--1749) and Christiana (1715 VA--1749)

>4th-great-granddaughter of Benjamin Casey (1731 MD--1779 VA) and Julia Carson (b 1735 VA)
>5th-great-granddaughter of Abner Casey (1700 Ireland--1786 SC) and Harriet Green (b 1704 MD; d SC)


>son of Roy Dallas Benham (1877-1935 IL) and Mabel Maude Watkins
>grandson of Aaron Nutt Benham (1831 OH--1884 IL) and Rachel Lydia Covault (1844-1905 IL)
>great-grandson of Richard Benham (b 1791 OH) and Mariah Nutt (1799-1849 OH)
>great-great-grandson of Richard Benham (1755 NJ--1819 OH) and Lydia Robbins (b 1766)
>3rd-great-grandson of Peter Benham (1725 NJ--1780 VA) and Anne James (1728 NJ--1758)
>4th-great-grandson of John Benham (1702-1784 NJ) and Catharine/Geertje Van Dyke (b 1700 dau of Achais Van Dyke and Jannetje Lammers)
>5th-great-grandson of John Benham (1671 CT--1751 NY) and Anna Neeltje Kymber (b 1672 NY)
>6th-great-grandson of Joseph Benham (1630 England--1702 CT) and Winifred King (1631 England--1697 NY, dau of John King and Mary Baker)
>7th-great-grandson of John Benham (c 1600 England--1661 CT) and Sarah Hurst (d 1667 CT)

>4th-great-grandson of Robert James (1690-1774 NJ) and Amy

>great-grandson of Timothy Madison Covault (1811-1867) and Mary Robbins
>great-great-grandson of Timothy Isaac Covault (1766 NJ--1845 OH) and Sarah Bowen (1771 PA--1859 OH)
>3rd-great-grandson of Abraham Covault (1742 NJ--1791 OH) and Lois Pendelton (1738 NJ--1843 IN)
>4th-great-grandson of Abraham Covault (1714 NJ--1780 PA) and Elizabeth Gustin (1714 CT--1805)
>5th-great-grandson of Bethuel Covault (b 1642 England)
>5th-great-grandson of John Gustin (1691 MA--1777 NJ) and Mary E McKenney (1687 MA--1762 NJ)
>6th-great-grandson of Jean Le Rossignol Gustin (1647 England--1719 ME) and Elizabeth Makepeace Browne (1657 MA--1720 ME)
>7th-great-grandson of Jean Gustin (1597-1647 England) and Esther Le Rossignol (1612-1672 England)
>7th-great-grandson of John Browne (1631 England--1697 MA) and Esther Makepeace (1634 England--1685 MA)
>8th-great-grandson of Thomas Makepeace (1595 England--1667 MA) and Alice Brasier (1597 England--1638 MA)
>9th-great-grandson of William Makepeace (1544 England--1615) and Susan Ann Prophett (b 1546)

>3rd-great-grandson of Thomas Bowen (1747 England--1810 PA) and Nancy Agnes Crea (1747-1831 PA)

Family links: 
  Belden Benham (1912 - 1989)
  Dorothy Benham Robinson (1941 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Mound Cemetery
Hunt City
Jasper County
Illinois, USA
Created by: skye
Record added: Oct 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79194955
Dorothy <i>Hornback</i> Benham
Added by: DEB
Dorothy <i>Hornback</i> Benham
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Larry Knowlton
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Lady In Black
 Added: Sep. 15, 2013

- NanC
 Added: Aug. 6, 2013

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service