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 Myron A Benton

Myron A Benton

Birth
Kane County, Illinois, USA
Death Dec 1926 (aged 72)
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA
Plot Sec 8 Lot 37
Memorial ID 101527972 · View Source
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Dec 8, 1926 - Humboldt Republican - Myron A. Benton was born in Kane county, Illinois, October 14, 1854, and passed away at his home in Long Beach, California, December 2, 1926, after a lingering illness with heart trouble. The body was cremated in Los Angeles.

Mr. Benton's early life was spent on the Illinois farm of his birth, but in 1872 he came to Humboldt county and settled in Grove township on a farm where he continued to reside until 1879, when he moved to Humboldt and engaged in business. For some time he was associated in business with W.B. West, his nephew, in what was known as the Mineral Springs Bottling Company, which they assisted in founding.

Some time ago Mr. Benton disposed of his interest in the Mineral Springs plant, and has since made his home in California. He was unmarried and had few close relatives except Mr. West. He was a good and honorable man in every way and had many friends.

Dec 9, 1926 - Humboldt Independent - A message was received from Long Beach, Calif., reporting the sudden death of Myron A. Benton, a former pioneer citizen here.

Mr. Benton was born in Kane county, Illinois, Oct. 14, 1854, and was 73 years of age. He remained in Illinois with his parents until 1872, when he located here, enaging in farming in Grove township. In 1879, he became interested in the milling business to which he gave his attention for a year, after which he engaged in the hardware business. Some time later he was associated business with his nephew, W.B. West, as one of the managers of the Mineral Springs Bottling Works.

Disposing of their interests in this company, Benton accompanied the West families to California, where he has since spent the winter months, returning here each year to spend the sumner. Last summer he accompanied his nephew and Frank Stoddard on a trip to Alaska, paying all expenses of the trip.

Mr Benton was a very conservative business man, always commanded and held the confidence and high regard of his relatives and friends, was known as a business man of unquestionable integrity, loyal and upright. Fraternally he was identified with the Eastern Star Lodge A.F. and A.M., No. 195 and the I.O.O.F. He was also a Knight Templar and a Shriner. He leaves behind the heritage of an upright, well spent life, worthy of emulation.

Funeral services for Mr. Benton were held at Long Beach, after which the body was creamated. Mr. Benton was always deeply interested in the Humboldt Unitarian church and left the local parish a gift of $2,500.


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  • Created by: Geo Clinton
  • Added: 30 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101527972
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Myron A Benton (14 Oct 1854–Dec 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101527972, citing Union Cemetery, Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Geo Clinton (contributor 46936067) .