Thomas Hale “T.H.” Benson

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Thomas Hale “T.H.” Benson

  • Birth 11 Nov 1860 USA
  • Death 15 Feb 1912 Garfield County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Hunter, Garfield County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 55378216

The Hunter Enterprise
Hunter, Garfield Co., OK
February 22, 1912
Page 1, column 4-5

T.H. Benson is No More. Funeral Services Conducted Saturday.

T.H. Benson was born in McClain county, Ill., November 12, 1860. When about 14 years of age, he united with the Disciples church. He moved to Kansas with his parents in 1878. On April 22, 1885, he was married to Miss Leone Hopkins; to this union were born four children, one son, Roy, and three daughters, Mrs. Ida May Griggs, Misses Pearl and Maurietta Benson. In 1894, Mr. Benson moved to a farm in Garfield county, Okla., and after farming for some time entered the mercantile business in Hunter, continuing until a short time ago, when he disposed of his store and retired. In 1897 he united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Hunter, and continued a member until his death. Some three or four months ago, Mr. Benson took a severe spell of sickness which afterwards proved to be cancer of the liver. All was done for him known to the medical fraternity, but to no avail, and death relieved him of his sufferings Thursday, February 15, 1912, at 2:00 p.m.

T.H. Benson is too well known for the writer, a stranger, to attempt a delineation on his life and character, and we leaves this to the public. He leaves a wife, who has always been good and true, one son, who stands high in the esteem of all who know him, three daughters, whose life and characters are worthy of emulation, a devoted mother, five brothers and two sisters, namely, Frank, of Winfield, Kans.; O.W. of Hunter; William of Long Lake, Minn.; George of Olathe, Kans.; Earl of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Cora Van Buren of Haven, Kans.; and Mrs. Jessie Reger of Hunter, all of whom were present at the funeral except William, Earl and Mrs. Reger, the latter unable to attend on account of sickness. Besides these relatives, he leaves a host of friends to mourn his loss.

Funeral services were conducted by the writer, his pastor, from the Methodist Episcopal church Saturday, February 17, at 11:00 a.m., the Modern Woodman and Odd Fellows lodges of which the deceased was a member, taking a prominent part, after which a large concourse of people followed the remains to its last resting place where all that was mortal of their beloved brother was tenderly laid to rest by the I.O.O.F. lodge in the Hunter cemetery.

May he rest in peace and have a part in the first resurrection over which the second death hath no power.

Card of Thanks

We cannot express in words our appreciation of the kindness shown us by our friends and neighbors during the recent illness and death of our husband, father, brother and son. We can only say, thank you, and may God bless each and all who so kindly assisted us in any way.

Mrs. T.H. Benson and family, O.W. Benson and family, Claude Reger and family, Mrs. N.A. Benson.

--Obituary contributed by Emily Jordan

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