Elizabeth <I>Wise</I> Benton

Elizabeth Wise Benton

Birth
Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Death 5 Mar 1952 (aged 85)
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Lot 29.4 F.9
Memorial ID 114605723 · View Source
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Elizabeth was born in Waxahachie, Texas, daughter of Nathaniel Grigsby Wise and Isphemia Chapman Wise. She married Maecenas Eason Benton. They lived in Neosho, Missouri, where they had four children, Thomas, Mary, Nathaniel, and Mildred.

The oldest son was the artist Thomas Hart Benton, named for the great-uncle who was Missouri's first senator.

Elizabeth followed her son Tom to Paris, but eventually she made her home with her older daughter, Mary, who was often alone with her children when her husband was aboard ship with the Navy. Ultimately, the families of Mary and Tom both settled on Martha's Vineyard, with Elizabeth.


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  • Maintained by: Suzanne Brown
  • Originally Created by: Janglo
  • Added: 29 Jul 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 114605723
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Wise Benton (13 Jul 1866–5 Mar 1952), Find a Grave Memorial no. 114605723, citing Chilmark Cemetery, Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Suzanne Brown (contributor 47595311) .