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William Francis Benedict, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1843
Sullivan County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1916
Indian Park
Orange County
New York, USA

Well Known Citizen Passes Away at Thrall Hospital

Monday forenoon, William F. Benedict, Sr., head of the well-known firm of marble and granite dealers of this city, passed away at Thrall Hospital, succeeding an operation which was performed Sunday forenoon.

Mr. Benedict had been ill for about a year, although much of the time he had been about, being unwilling to surrender to his physical ailments, but cheerfully facing the conditions, ever hopeful for a change for the better. When it was finally realized that it would be necessary to perform an operation to save the life of the aged sufferer, he was removed to the hospital, the members of his family and his friends hoping for the best. Although the indications at first were that he would recover, it soon became apparent that his heart could not endure the strain and he passed away in peaceful sleep.

Mr. Benedict was born near Wurtsboro Aug. 25, 1843, a son of Nehemiah Benedict and Esther Porter. Feb. 9, 1870, he was married at Wurtsboro to Catherine Gumaer.

For the past 14 years he had been a resident of this city, being engaged in the marble and granite business at 57 Mulberry street. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Company E, 143d Regiment, N. Y. Vol., Aug. 15, 1862, at Wurtsboro, when 19 years of age, serving until he was honorably discharged, owing to disability, June 15, 1864.

Mr. Benedict was a member of St. Paul's Church, having been one of the trustees of the society for years. He was one of the most faithful and consistent church workers, quiet and unassuming in his manner, but ever alert to assist in any good work, always giving liberally of his means to promote the causes in which he was interested.

The deceased was a devoted husband and father, beloved by all and respected as one who diligently pursued the right.

Besides his wife he is survived by the following children: Harriet, wife of N. M. Bullard, of Summit, N.J.; James, of West Point, Neb.; LeRoy, William F., Jr., Edwin N., Raymond, Percy E., Smith, Gumaer, Myrtle, wife of Edward M. Gaynor, and Kathryn, all of this city.

The funeral will be held at the late home, 57 Mulberry street, Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. G. W. Grinton. The interment will be in the family plot in Hillside Cemetery, the sons officiating as pallbearers, with the members of Capt. William A. Jackson Post, of which the deceased was a member, as honorary pallbearers.
--Middletown (NY) Daily Times-Press, Tuesday, September 5, 1916, page 8 
Family links: 
  Nehemiah Benedict (1805 - 1885)
  Esther Porter Benedict (1801 - 1887)
  Catherine Gumaer Benedict (1852 - 1920)
  Alice Benedict Helm (1873 - 1904)*
  William Francis Benedict (1881 - 1957)*
  Edwin N. Benedict (1884 - 1924)*
  Myrtle Benedict Gaynor (1886 - 1973)*
  Raymond G. Benedict (1889 - 1938)*
  Percy E. Benedict (1891 - 1952)*
  Smith Benedict (1893 - 1948)*
  Henry L Benedict (1831 - 1911)*
  Harriet Esther Benedict (1831 - 1834)*
  Harriett Cecelia Benedict (1833 - 1853)*
  Joseph Augustus Benedict (1836 - 1910)*
  Mary Cordelia Benedict (1839 - 1857)*
  William Francis Benedict (1843 - 1916)
*Calculated relationship
Hillside Cemetery
Orange County
New York, USA
Created by: Vivian
Record added: Mar 31, 2010
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