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Florence R Benedict

Born Born 17 May 1878 Warren, Litchfield County, Conn
Married Married ca 1896 John Henry Seebeck at Location
Died Died 21 Dec 1933 Seymour, New Haven County, CT

Parents:

Children:

  1. Ethel M Seebeck b Aug 1898 New York

John Henry Seebeck and Family

John was b Sep1875 in NY. He was the son of Henry Seebeck b Mar1845 in Germany and Mary ? b Oct1853 in New York.

Census Records

1880 Federal Census: Warren, Litchfield County, CT. Family History Center Library Film: 1254101, NA Film No.: T9_0101, pg No.: 331C

  • Benedict, Starr, self, Marr, Male, White, 68 years old, b. CT, Laborer, Fa born CT, Mo born CT. _ Benedict, Elle (sb Ellen), wife, Marr, Female, white, 33 years old, born NY, Fa born MA, Mo born NY
  • Benedict, Mary, Dau, single, Female, white, 9 years old, born CT, at school, Fa born CT, Mo born NY
  • Benedict, Bertie, single, son, white, 7 years old, born CT, attended school during census year. Fa born CT., Mo born NY
  • Benedict, Walter, son, single, male, white, 4 years old, -, Fa born CT., Mo born NY.
  • Benedict, Florence, dau, single, female, white, 1 year old, born CT., Fa born CT, Mo born NY.

1900 US Federal Census: T623_1060, ED 389, Pg 1A, 1Jun1900, Ward 23, Supervisors District 2, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, line 1, Quzz? Court, House No 325, Dwelling No 1:

  • Seebeck, Henry, white, male, age 54, b Mar1845, married 26y, b Germany, father and mother b Germany, Immigrated 1864, 36y in USA, grocer, owns home, can read, write, speak english, owns home, mortgage
  • Mary, wife, white, female, b Oct1853, 47y, married 26y, mother of 11, 7 living, b NYH, father and mother b Germany, can read, write, speak english
  • Addie, dau, white, female, b Jan 1880, age 20, single, b NY, father and mother b Germany, can read, write, speak english
  • Louise, dau, white, female, b Feb 1882, age 18, single, b NY, father and mother b Germany, can read, write, speak english
  • George, son, white, male, b Aug 1885, age 15, single, b NY, father and mother b Germany, can read, write, speak english
  • William, son, white, male, b Aug 1887, age 13, single, b NY, father and mother b Germany, can read, write, speak english, at school
  • Ella, dau, white, female, b Oct 1889, age 10, single, b NY, father and mother b Germany, can read, write, speak English, at school
  • Charles, son, white, male, b Jan 1895, age 5, single, b NY, father and mother b Germany, at school, can read, write, speak english
  • Line 9, family No 2,
  • Seebeck, Henry J., head, white, male, b Sep 1875, married 5y, b NY, father and mother b Germany, grocer, not unemployed, can read, write, speak english, rents, house
  • Florence, wife, white, female, b May 1879, age 21y, married 5y, b NY, father and mother b CT
  • Ethel, dau, white, female, b Aug 1898, age 3, single, b NY, father and mother b NY

1910 US Federal Census: T624_972, Part 1, ED 585, Pg 41, 16Apr1910, 23rd Ward, Supervisors Dist 2, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, Line 10, Family No 74,

  • Seebeck, John H., head, male, white, age 35, married 1, married 14y, b NY, father b Germany, mother b New York, bookkeeper, factory, wage, not out of work, able to read and write, rents house
  • Florence R., wife, female, white, age 30, married 1, married 14y, b CT, father b CT, mother b MA, able to read and write,
  • Ethel M., dau, female, white, age 13, single, b NY, father b NY, mother b CT, able to read and write, did not attend school

1920 Federal Census: 73 Eastwood Avenue, Waterbury, New Haven County, CT, Ward 5, Sheet 10, Supervisors District 38, Ed 473, T625_195, Pg 10B, Image 1056. 19Jan1920, Line 73, Dwelling No 121, Family No 238:

  • Seeback, Henry M, rent, male, wht, 45 years old, Married, able to read and write, born New York, father born Germany, spoke German, mother born New Jersey, able to speak english, bookkeeper in a plumbing shop, wage
  • Seeback, Florence, wife, F, wht, 40 years old, Married, able to read and write, b CT, father b MA, mother b CT, able to speak english, not employed
  • Hoffman, Frank, nephew, m, wht, 18 years old, single, b New York, father b NY, mother b CT, agle to speak english, steamfitter, Plumber Shop, wage
  • Hoffman, Roy, nephew, m, wht, 16 years old, single, able to read and write, b NY, father b NY, mother b CT, able to speak english, apprentice, Plumber Shop, wage
  • Toland, Emile, lodger, male, white, age 19, single, able to read and write, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY, able to speak english, electrician, railroad, wage
  • Williams, Walter, boarder, male, white, age 17, single, able to read and write, b CT, father and mother b CT, able to speak english, steamfitter in a plumbing shop, wage.

1930 Federal Census: Seymour, New Haven County, CT. Roll 29, Image 1170, ED 195, Line 10, 21Apr1930. 31 Union Street.

  • Seebeck, Henry, Head, own home, value 6700, radio, not a farm, male, white, age 55, married, age 21 when married, did not attend school, able to read and write, born N.Y., father born Germany, mother born NY, able to speak English, manager, retail grocery, wage earner, employed, not a veteran.
  • Seebeck, Florence, wife, female, white, age 50, married, married age 16, did not attend school, able to read and write, born CT, father born CT, mother born NY, no occupation.
  • Hurlbut, Florence, granddaughter, female, white, age 9, single, attended school, born CT, father born CT, mother born NY
  • Baldwin, William A., Lodger, male, white, age 57, divorced, did not attend school, able to read and write, born CT, father born CT, mother born CT, clerical worker, pen factory, wage, employed, not a veteran.

Daughter Ethel M Seebeck

Ethel was b Aug1898 in NY, probably Brooklyn, where the family was living at the time. She m 12Oct1915 Clifton C Hurlbut. He was b ca 1897 in CT. They were divorced ca 1933.

1920 US Federal Census: T625_195, ED 473, Pg 10B, 19Jan1920, 81 Eastwood Ave., Waterbury, New Haven County, CT, 5th Ward, Supervisors District 38, line 78, Family No 239:

  • Hurlbut, Clinton, head, rent, male, white, age 24, married, able to read and write, b CT, father and mother b CT, electrician for the railroad, wage
  • Hurlbut, Ethel, wife, female, white, age 23, married, able to read and write, b NY, father b NY, mother b CT, not employed
  • Note: lived next door to parents of Ethel

Per newspaper clipping: 1933 - C.C. Hurlbut Granted Divorce

Clifton C. Hurlbut of this city (Seymour, CT) an employee of the railroad, was granted a divorce from Ethel Seebeck Hurlbut yesterday by Judge Newell Jennings of the superior court. The decree was granted on the grounds of desertion after Hurlbut’s mother-in-law (Florence R. (Benedict) Seebeck) had testified that her daughter had left the petitioner. The couple married on Oct. 12, 1915. On the night of Sept. 21, 1926 Hurlbut told the court his wife left their home to attend a meeting. She never came back and now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. The only explanation Hurlbut has for the desertion is that his wife preferred New York to Connecticut. Mrs. Seebeck had tears in her eyes as she left the witness stand after testifying that her daughter left her husband seven years ago.

Ethel M (Seebeck) and Clifton C Hurlbut had one daughter, Florence aka Bettie Hurlbut b ca 1921 CT, res with grandparents Henry and Florence (Benedict) Seebeck in 1930 census.

Florence’s Final Years

OBITUARY: 21Dec1933 - FLORENCE SEEBECK CLAIMED BY DEATH

Well known Society Woman, and Matron of Olive Chapter, O. E. S., Died Today.

Mrs. Florence R. Seebeck, wife of J. Henry Seebeck, died this morning at her home, 31 Union Street, after a comparatively short illness. Mrs. Seebeck, while not being as well as usual for the past month was taken quite ill a week ago, and from the first her condition became serious and early in the week she seemed to grow worse. All that medical skill was able to do together with constant professional nursing availed but little and yesterday her condition became grave, and she passed away at 5 o’clock this morning.

The report of her death cast gloom over the town. Mrs. Seebeck was unusually well known due in a measure to her church and society activities. She was a born leader among women, and with the qualifications that she possessed and which were displayed in the many fraternities she was affiliated with she was chosen times without number to positions of honor. Her leadership was sought by the membership who cherished the labor she expended in their behalf and who marveled at the ease with which she assumed any fraternal duty.

Mrs. Seebeck was at the time of her death worthy matron of Olive chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and was to have been installed at the last meeting, but her illness caused the installation exercises to be deferred. She was a member of Evergreen temple, Pythian Sisters, Orient lodge, Shepherds of Bethlehem, the Woman’s Relief corps, all of Seymour, Order of Amaranth, Ansonia, and the White Shrine, New Haven. In all of these organizations Mrs. Seebeck was ever active, and when not, prominently occupied in official capacities she made an effort to divide her time among them. She had frequently held offices where her capabilities in leadership were brought out.

Mrs. Seebeck was a native of Wilton, this state, and had resided in Seymour for the past ten years. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Ethel, of Brooklyn, NY: one granddaughter, Bettie Hurlburt: two sisters, Mrs. Alice Hoffmann, of Warren, and Mrs. A. O. Dudley, of Madison, and one brother, Frank Benedict, of Bridgeport.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Ward funeral home on Pine Street. Rev. Edward A. Jones of the congregational church, will officiate, and interment will be made in the family plot in Union cemetery.

Footnotes

Florence R Benedict is not in Benedicts To America, Vol II, Pg 313

From Connecticut Divorces: Superior Court Records for Litchfield County, 1752-1922

Benedict, Ella (Gilmore) of Warren m. 21Jan 1869 Star Benedict - physical abuse - intemperance - two minor children, Florence (4) Alice (2). Petitioned 7Jul1883 - discontinued 8May1890. Note: No mention of children Francis (Frank), Mary, Burton, or Walter in petition, they were also minor children.

-- SandeeToo - 19 Nov 2008
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