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Arthur Denman Benson (1931)

BENSON, DENMAN, HARPOLE, ECKLES, KRING, WALKER

Posted By: Linda Brittain (email)
Date: 5/3/2006 at 21:43:28

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
September 3, 1931 page 1

Death of A. D. Benson

A. D. Benson, a well known farmer of Madison county, died at the Winterset hospital, Friday, August 28th, after a short illness. Mr. Benson was brought to the local hospital two weeks ago for treatment. His case was diagnosed as sleeping sickness, and nothing could be done to improve his condition.

Mr. Benson who was 59 years of age, was born in Illinois, but came to this county, when he was a youth. He was married to Nelle Harpole February 27, 1895, and they were the parents of five children, three of whom survive him: Mrs. Edna Eckles of Adair county, James Cyrus in the home and Denman Benson of Trial City, South Dakota. Velma Harpole, a niece has also made her home with them. Mr. Benson leaves his wife and three children, his mother, Mrs. Mary Benson, three sisters, Mrs. Mary B. King, Mrs. Burt Walker and Miss Lucy Benson of Chicago, and two brothers, Roy Benson of Chicago, and James Benson of St. Louis.

The Rev. William Hardcastle of Waterloo, assisted by the Rev. C. W. Basham conducted the services in the Macksburg M. E. church, Sunday afternoon, August 30th, and burial was in the Moon cemetery. More details of his life may be found in the Mortuary column.
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Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
September 3, 1931 page 5

A. D. Benson

Arthur Denman Benson, son of Cyrus H. and Mary Denman Benson was born at Colfax, Illinois, February 16, 1872 and passed away at the Winterset hospital August 28th, 1931, at the age of 59 years, 6 months and 12 days.

He was united in marriage to Nelle Harpole February 27, 1895. Five children were born to them. Two died in infancy and those remaining are Mrs. Edna Eckles of Adair county, James Cyrus in the home and Denman Benson of Trail City, South Dakota. Velma Harpole, a niece has also made her home with them.

After their marriage they moved to Ames, where they lived one year before removing to their present home.

He united with the Wills Congregational church many years ago and later attended the Macksburg M. E. church. Through the heavy burdens of the later years he was drawn closer to the Master and in his sunset years there came a quiet peace.

He was intensely industrious but was never too busy to be a kind neighbor. He was ever a kind husband and father, and a splendid citizen.

He leaves beside his wife and children, his mother, Mary D. Benson and three sisters, Mrs. Mary B. Kring, Mrs. Burt Walker and Miss Lucy A. Benson, all of Chicago, two brothers, Roy Benson of Chicago and James Benson of St. Louis.

The Rev. William Hardcastle of the Plymouth Congregational church of Waterloo assisted by the Rev. C. W. Basham conducted the services in the Macksburg M. E. church Sunday afternoon, August 30th, and interment was in the Moon cemetery.


 

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