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 Joseph A. Benda

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Joseph A. Benda

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 22 Jul 1948 (aged 60)
Berwyn, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 47268081 View Source

'Joe' Benda was a formidable character, bigger than life. Starting his career as a humble factory worker for Western Electric Co., he went on to become the County Constable of Cicero in 1920, ran for City Superintendent in 1923, owned & operated Benda Bros Coal Company with 2 of his brothers, owned & operated a small "saloon" during the prohibition/Capone era, and sponsored the "Benda Coal" baseball team of Berwyn. Loved and adored by his family and friends, he met death all too soon in 1948 when he died from cancer at age 60. Together Joe & Stazie had 5 children: Joseph Albert Jr., Frederick, Chester, Blanche & Pearl. Blanche died at 3yrs old of polio.


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