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Joseph Benjamin "Ben" DeMasters
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1886
Heppner
Morrow County
Oregon, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1972
Emmett
Gem County
Idaho, USA

Husband of Nellie Flora Badley

The following was contributed by Debi Morris
Messenger Index, Emmett, Idaho, Thursday, April 6, 1972
BEN DEMASTERS, FORMER LIVERY OPERATOR, DIES
Joseph B. (Ben) DeMasters, 85, of Sweet, died Friday morning at an Emmett hospital. He was born Dec 29, 1886, near Hepner, Ore and came to Ola with his parents when he was six. In 1906 he moved to Emmett where he operated a livery bar. He married Nellie Badley on July 19, 1908 at Sweet. She died Oct 21, 1971. He moved to Sweet in 1912 where he since had lived. He was a rancher and operated the Sweet Service Station from 1948 to 1957. Survivors include two sons, Joe and Willard DeMasters both of Sweet; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Hartman, Tacoma, Wash, Mrs. Hayes (Katie) Elliott, Suquamish, Wash, and Mrs. Hugh (Nellie) Fulton, Riggins; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Saturday at the Sweet-Montour cemetery by the Rev L. D. Lock of the Sweet Assembly of God.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Henry DeMasters (1849 - 1929)
  Mary Sophia Miller DeMasters (1854 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  Nellie Flora Badley DeMasters (1887 - 1971)
 
 Children:
  Mary Louellen DeMasters Hartman (1909 - 1995)*
  Joseph Emmett DeMasters (1911 - 1987)*
  Robert Harry DeMasters (1917 - 1918)*
  Willard W. DeMasters (1919 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jesse Monroe DeMasters (1876 - 1939)*
  William Edgar DeMasters (1878 - 1924)*
  Irby Holt DeMasters (1881 - 1957)*
  Milton Albert DeMasters (1884 - 1897)*
  Joseph Benjamin DeMasters (1886 - 1972)
  Claude DeMasters (1891 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sweet-Montour Cemetery
Sweet
Gem County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Cheryl Hanson
Record added: Dec 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32395699
Joseph Benjamin Ben DeMasters
Added by: Cheryl Hanson
 
Joseph Benjamin Ben DeMasters
Added by: Cheryl Hanson
 
Joseph Benjamin Ben DeMasters
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- Doug Henson
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- Debi & Scott Morris
 Added: Aug. 8, 2012
 
 
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