Monday, August 15, 2011

Squint Shot 081511

Ernest D. Benjamin, b. 1881, d. 1957, and
Floss A. Benjamin, b. 1879, d. 1946
In 1922, A.E. Benjamin's obituary, Ernest's brother, was in the local newspaper and provides some very good information. It follows:

Business Man Dies Suddenly~~This village received a sudden and severe shock Sunday night when word went out that Arthur E. Benjamin had suddenly passed away at Hotel Lockwood after an illness of a little over 36 hours. He attended the basket ball game Friday night and a short time after retiring complained of being cold, growing gradually worse. Dr. Cunningham was called and everything was done that medical skill could suggest, but it was a case of double pneumonia and his death soon followed.

He was born in the township of Conway, the eldest son of Charles W. and Mary Benjamin, September 15, 1872, and resided there until the spring of 1883, when he came with his parents to Fowlerville, where he resided the balance of his life with the exception of a short period spent at Linden.

When he left school, he learned the art of printing in the Review office and later went to Linden where he worked in the office of the Record with W.H. Peek, after which he returned to Fowlerville and officiated in the stores and where he married Bertha Crawford January 29, 2902, and later engaged in in the restaurant and grocery business with success until he finally sold the business and rented the hotel where he died.

He was the father of three children, two daughters, Iva and Caroline, and one son, Arthur J., who with his wife, mother and brother, Ernest D., survive to mourn his departure.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the funeral services will be held at the home this afternoon at two o'clock under Masonic auspices, the Rev. W.C. Roof, assisted by the Rev. G.L. Adams, officiating, and the remains interred in Greenwood cemetery.

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