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Albert Parrish Benson (1937)


Posted By: Treva Patterson (email)
Date: 5/20/2007 at 14:19:08

Winterset Madisonian-Winterset, Iowa
April 6, 1937


Winterset Man Was Veteran of Spanish-American Conflict

Funeral services for Albert P. Benson of Winterset who died last Friday at Clarinda, were held here Sunday from the Tidrick funeral home in charge of the Rev. William F. Rugg, evangelist. (d. 4-2-1937).

Mr. Benson was the son of William and Jennie Parrish Benson and was born in Washington county on November 4, 1857. As a young man he came with his parents to Winterset. Here he was united in marriage to Cynthia Miller, who died a few years later, leaving two small children. They were Pearl, who died in infancy and the present, Mrs. Cora Travis of Peru.

Following the death of his wife he traveled extensively and in 1892 while at North Platt, Nebraska, he joined the regular army for a period of five years. He later served through the Spanish-American war.

During this time he married Margaret E. Hoover. They were the parents of the following children; Herbert A. Benson of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Clair, who died in infancy, Mrs. Gertrude Newell of Ft. Scott, Kansas, Mrs. Grace Jessup of Earlham, Martin Benson of Boone, Ia., Marion E. Benson of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Mary and Leslie, who died in infancy.

In 1912 he returned to Winterset with his family working as a mason until his health failed recently. His wife died in 1923.

In 1934, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Emma Brayman, who survives him. In addition to the widow and children, he leaves a sister, Mrs. Valley Elliott and three brothers, James Benson of Hastings, Nebraska, Howard Benson of Giltner, Nebraska and Frank Benson of Aurora, Nebraska, as well as four step children and 16 grandchildren.

In 1935 he united with the Pentecostal church. He continued his attendance at services while his health permitted.

The American Legion took part in the funeral services and he was buried in the Winterset cemetery with military honors.


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