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Sarah Ellen (Curts) Benson (1937)

CURTS, BENSON, REINHOLDT, PETERSON, MCGREW, COULTER

Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 3/2/2011 at 07:51:58

Winterset Madisonian – January 12, 1937
Pg 6
Week’s Letter from Earlham

Local relatives received word of the death of Mrs. Will Benson in -----, N. D. Tuesday. The body will be brought to Earlham for burial. Mrs. Benson was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Josie Brown.
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Dexter Library Obituary Collection
Dexter, Iowa

Sarah Ellen Curts was born November 7, 1862 in Dallas county, Iowa. She was married July 3, 1884 to William N. Benson of Earlham, Iowa. They spent the early years of their wedded life near Earlham.

They moved to North Dakota in 1902, and filed on a homestead north of Sawyer. They were among the first people who settled in that community. The took active part in the community and church work.

Mrs. Benson was saved when she was sixteen years old and lived a Christian life. She and her husband were members of the United Brethern church in Iowa and joined the Church of the Nazarene soon after it was organized at Sawyer, where she was still a member.

Their home was always open and many ministers were entertained in the prophets chamber. On July 3, 1934 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

She was always thinking of others and during her recent illness was so kind and considerate of those waiting on her. Her last testimony was that she was ready to go.

She leaves to mourn her loss—her husband and children, Mrs. George Reinholdt, Mrs. E. H. Peterson, Mrs. C. F. Peterson, George Benson and Hugh Benson, three sisters, Mrs. Q. A. McGrew, Mrs. Dora Coulter, and Mrs. Edgar Benson, a number of nieces and nephews, twelve grandchildren, and one great grandchild. One grandchild preceded her in death.

Mrs. Benson died Tuesday, January 5 at Sawyer. The funeral service in charge of Rev. H. S. Mitchell was held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Welch Funeral Home here. Interment was in the Earlham cemetery.

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