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Pvt John Benton, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1844
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1910
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA


Died at 3:30 yesterday afternoon at his home, 2910 Eighth avenue from cirrhosis of liver. He was born at Martha Furnace, this county, April 22, 1844, and had been a resident of this city for thirty-eight years. He was a puddler in the Altoona iron works. He entered the Union army on August 26, 1864, and served to the close of the struggle in company C, 205th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A wife [Mary Henderson Benton] and seven children survive: Mrs. Bertha Coho, Thomas, Robert, Andrew, Elizabeth, Mrs. Margaret Geiss and Francis, all of this city. The funeral will be held on Friday morning, with mass at St. Patrick's Catholic church at Newry, and interment at that place.

Source: The Blair County Genealogical Society Inc., "Civil War Veterans' Obituaries, Articles, Letters & Photographs, 1906-1910," p.249

Census Information (for the purpose of linking to elder John Benton, also in same cemetery):

In the 1850 Census for Blair County (p. 201b12), the following family group is found in Blair Township (recorded 6/11-6/16/1850):

John Benton, age 27 years
Ann Benton, age 25 years
John Benton, age 6 years
James Benton, age 3 years
Mary J. Benton, age 6 months

1860 Census (p.43,sh.509) in Taylor Township (recorded 9/20/1860):

John Benton, age 37 years
Ann Benton, age 36 years
John Benton, age 17 years
James Benton, age 13 years
Mary J. Benton, age 10 years
Marfort, age 5 years (dau)
William, age 1 year


Calculating from the stated birth date (4/22/1844), the younger John Benton would have aged 6.4 years by mid-June 1850 and 16.1 years by late-September 1860.
Family links: 
  John Benton (1822 - 1887)
  Bertha Emeline Benton Coho (1872 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
John Benton
Co C 205 P V
Died Mar 8, 1910
Saint Patricks Cemetery (New)
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.39513, -78.4387
Created by: Donald Coho
Record added: Oct 24, 2012
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Pvt John Benton, Jr
Added by: Donald Coho
Pvt John Benton, Jr
Added by: Donald Coho
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