Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Squint Shot 083111

Charley L. Benjamin, b. Dec. 4, 1849, d. Apr. 23, 1918, and
Mary A. Benjamin, b. Sept. 5, 1853, d. May 22, 1939.
Charles L. Benjamin

Charles L. Benjamin, after a rather brief illness, succumbed to the common enemy of all mankind at his home in this village on Tuesday morning.

He was born in the township of Conway, Livingston county, December 4, 1869, and he has spent his life in this vicinity. He was married July 4, 1871, to Miss Mary A. Sherwood, and after a few years spent in Conway, he sold his farm there and purchased a home in this village where he resided until death claimed him. He was the father of two sons, Arthur and Ernest, both of whom, with the sorrowing wife, survive him.

He was a strong advocate of the temperance cause and took an active part against the saloons. He had a fine voice and was a member of a team that traveled the state in the interest of the temperance cause and Good Templarism, of which he was an active member for years. He was also a member of the K.O.T.M. and was an official in the local order for several years.

The funeral services will be held at the home on Friday afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. Ira Smith.

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