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Mary Augusta Benedict

Born Born 11 Aug 1871 New Preston, Litchfield County, Conn
Married Married Date Augustus O Dudley at Location
Died Died 07 Jan 1947 Madison, New Haven County, Conn

Parents:

Children:

  1. Dudley, George. Died Young. Buried Hammanasett Cemetery, Madison, New Haven Cty, CT
  2. Dudley, Katharine E 1893-1924

Augustus O Dudley and Family

Augustus was b Apr1867 in CT, probably Madison where his family had a farm at that time. He d 1Sep1930 Madison, New Haven County, CT, and was buried Hammanasett Cemetery, Madison, New Haven Cty, CT.

1870 US Federal Census: Madison, New Haven County, Connecticut; Roll: M593_111; Page: 287; Image: 577. 2Jun1870

  • Dudley, Jason, age 36, male, white, farmer, value of real estate: 2200, personal: 400, b CT
  • Dudley, Amelia, age 32, female, white, keeping house, b CT
  • Dudley, Florence, age 12, female, white, b CT
  • Dudley, Clark F, age 7, male, white, b CT
  • Dudley, Phineas, age 69, male, white, farmer, value of real estate: 1900, personal: 450, b CT
  • Dudley, Catherine, age 73, female, white, b CT
  • .....Next Door.....
  • Dudley, Lancelott, age 41, male, white, farmer, value of real estate: 2500, personal: 375, b CT
  • Dudley, Susan E, age 34, female, white, b CT
  • Dudley, Lewis C, age 12, male, white, b CT
  • Dudley, Charles H, age 10, male, white, b CT
  • Dudley, Augustus, age 3, male, white, b CT
  • Dudley, Noah L, age 1, male, white, b CT

1880 US Federal Census: Madison, New Haven County, Connecticut; Roll: T9_107; Family History Film: 1254107; Page: 592.3000; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 0248. 3Jun1880

  • Dudley, Lancelott, white, male, age 51, farmer, b CT, parents b CT
  • Dudley, Susan E, wife, white, female, age 45, keeping house, b NY, parents b CT
  • Dudley, Charles H, son, white, male, age 20, at home, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY
  • Dudley, Augustus O, son, white, male, age 13, at home, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY
  • Dudley, Noah L, son, white, male, age 11, at home, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY
  • .....Next Door.....
  • Dudley, Jason, white, male, age 45, farmer, b CT, parents b CT
  • Dudley, Amelia, wife, white, female, age 37, b CT, parents b CT
  • Dudley, Clark F, son, white, male, age 18, at home, b CT, parents b CT
  • Dudley, Kate E, dau, white, female, age 8, at home, b CT, parents b CT

1Sep1930 Augustus A Dudley Death Cert: Primary cause of death: found dead. Secondary cause of death: Probably Angina Pectoris. Chas C. Swan Undertaker. Madison, New Haven County, CT

OBITUARY: NEW HAVEN EVENING REGISTER, WEDNESDAY, SEPT 3, 1930 BODY BRUISES CAUSE PROBE IN CLINTON DEATH ___ Coroner Orders Inquest in Case of Pond Company Night Watchman Found Dead In Plant (Special to the Register)

Clinton, Sept 3 -- An inquest is to be held this afternoon into the death of Augustus O. Dudley of Hammonassett, night watchman at the factory of Pond's Extract Company, who was found dead at his post on Monday night. Coroner Lowndes A. Smith, will conduct the inquest to determine the manner in which he met his death, a question that seems surrounded with considerable mystery.

It was at first thought that he had died from a heart attack, but it was found that his body was bruised, and that his arms had been badly scraped, while below the loading platform on which the body was discoverd was found small iron bar. This was taken by Coroner Smith, until the investigation should be completed.

On Monday night, Mr. Dudley went on duty as usual, at 8 o'clock, and Louis Terray, another watchman at the factory, left simultaneously to go to the moving pictures. Upon his return, he discovered Dudley lying on the platform.

Believing him merely unconscious, he placed Dudley in a chair, then called the superintendent, R.B. Lively, and Dr. David A. Fox. Dr Fox, upon his arrival, found that Dudley had been dead about two hours, and the body was removed to the chapel of Carl Swan in East Main Street.

The bruises and scrapes on Dudley's person were at first believed to have been incurred when he dragged himself along the platoform when semi-conscious from the heart attack, but Coroner Smith made a preliminary investigation yesterday, and then ordered an autopsy performed by Medical Examiner Fox. Eight witnesses will be questioned at the inquest to be held this afternoon.

Dudley lived at the entrance to Hammonassett Beach, with his wife and one grandchild, who survive him. He had been for many years an employee of the Pond Extract Company, and was well known in Clinton. He is reported to have been subject to heart attacks.

Mary’s Early Years

b. 11Aug1870 New Preston, CT. per death cert, Madison VS, pg 88

d. 7Jan1947 11:30am Dudley Ave. (Hammonasett) Madison, CT.

Per Town of Washington, CT. Birth/Marriage/Death Records, 1852-1871, pg 70 and LDS Microfilm 1517000: Birth/Marriage/Death Records, 1872-1913, pg 4

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. Birth Year 1812, b. CT, age 68, Occ: Laborer, Married, White, Head of Household: Starr Benedict, Father born CT, Mother born CT.
  • Benedict, Elle (sb Ellen). Birth Year 1847, b. NY, age 33, Occ: keeping house, married, white, Head of Household: Starr Benedict, Father born MA, Mother born NY.
Household:
  • 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_143, Madison, New Haven County, Connecticut. ED 314, Pg 13A, 9Jul1900, line 13, Dwelling No 325, Family No 341:

  • Dudley, Augustus, head, white, male, b Apr1867, age 33, married 15y, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY, farm laborer, 0 months out of work, can read, write, speak english, owns home, mortgage
  • Dudley, Mary A, wife, white, female, b Aug1870, age 29, married 15y, mother of 2, 1 living, b CT, father b CT, mother b MA, able to read, write, speak english
  • Dudley, Katherine E, dau, white, female, b Sep1893, age 6, single, b CT, father and mother b CT, at school 9 months, can read, write, speak english

1910 US Federal Census: T624_136, Madison, New Haven County, Connecticut. ED 343, pg 19A, 5May1910, line 32, Dwelling No 492, Family No 417:

  • Dudley, Augustus, head, male, white, age 41, 1st marriage, m 24y, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY, speaks english, watchman in a factory, wage earner, not out of work 1909 or 1910, able to read and write, owns home with a mortgage
  • Dudley, Mary, wife, female, white, age 39, 1st marriage, m 24y, mother of 1, 1 living, b CT, father and mother b CT, housework, works out, wage, not out of work 1909 or 1910, able to read and write
  • Dudley, Katherine, dau, female, age 16, single, b CT, father and mother b CT, not employed, able to read and write

1920 US Federal Census: T625_189, Farm, Madison, New Haven County, CT. Line 25, Dwelling 200, Family No 211, Supervisors District 2, ED 265, Pg 8A, 22Jan1920

  • Dudley, August, Head, own, free of mortgage, male, white, age 52, married, did not attend school, able to read and write, b CT, father and mother b CT, watchman, Ponds, wage
  • Dudley, Mary, wife, female, white, age 49, married, did not attend school, able to read and write, b CT, father and mother b CT, not employed
Dwelling No 201, family No 212:
  • Benedict, Burton, head, rent, male, white, age 46, single, did not attend school, able to read and write, b CT, father and mother b CT, laborer, state road, wage (brother of Mary)

1930 US Federal Census: Roll 273, Madison, New Haven County, CT., Supervisors District 5, ED 145, pg 11B, 26Apr1930, line 79, dwelling No 327, family No 331:

  • Dudley, Augusta A, head, value of home: 8000, radio, not on a farm, male, white, age 62, married, age 19 at time of marriage, did not attend school, able to read and write, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY, able to speak english, watchman in a cosmetic factory, wage, employed, not a veteran
  • Dudley, Mary B, wife, female, white, age 59, married at age 15, did not attend school, able to read and write, b CT, father b CT, mother b Mass, able to speak english, not employed
  • Reed, Beverly E, grandaughter, female, white, age 10, single, attended school, able to read and write, b CT, father and mother b CT, able to speak english, not employed.
  • Line 82, Dwelling No 328, Family No 332:
  • Benedict, Burton A., head, rent, value 8, not a farm, male, white, age 59, single, did not attend school, able to read and write, b CT, father b CT, mother b MA, able to speak english, laborer in a Park, wage, employed, not a veteran (brother of Mary)

Mary's Final Days

Per death Cert, for Mary Augusta Dudley, Madison CT VS office, pg 88:

Place of Death: (Hammonassett) Madison, CT. Name of Hospital or Institution: Dudley Ave. Usual Residence of deceased: (Hammonasett) Madison, CT. Street No. Dudley Ave. Name of Spouse was Augustus Dudley, deceased. Date of death: 7Jan1947, 11:30am. Date of Birth: 11Aug1870. Birthplace: New Preston, CT. Usual Occupation: none. Father: Star Benedict, birthplace: New Preston, CT (error, Eliakim Starr was born in Danbury). Mother: not known, birthplace: not known. Informant: Mrs. Floyd Perkins, address: Dunsville, New York. Immediate cause of death: Cancer of Cervix, Uteri, duration: 3 years. Physician: Norman P. Rindge of Clinton, CT. Stillman A. Swan of Clinton, CT was the embalmer and undertaker.

Buried Hammanasett Cemetery, Madison, New Haven Cty, CT

Daughter Katharine E Dudley

b Sep1893 in CT, probably Madison where the family was living at the time. d 5Jan1924 St. Raphael Hospital, New Haven, New Haven County, CT. Buried Hammonassette Cemetery, Madison, New Haven County, CT. Cause of death: Pleurisy with effusion, Myocarditis, cardiac failure 2nd cause.

Katharine m Harvey M Reed b 21Jun1888, d Jun1981. They had 2 children: A) Kenneth Reed b and d 1917, buried Hammonassette Cemetery, Madison, New Haven County, CT. B) Beverely E Reed b 1919 CT.

1920 US Federal Census: T625_193, 10th Ward, Supervisors District 38, ED 379, Sheet 4B, 5Jan1920, 1534 Whalley Ave., New Haven, New Haven County, CT. Line No 1, Dwelling No 60, Family No 80:

  • Reed, Harvey M., head, rent, male, white, age 31, married, able to read and write, b CT, father and mother b CT, able to speak english, Employer, Trucking, income: Own Account
  • Reed, Katherine, wife, female, white, age 26, married, able to read and write, b CT, father and mother b CT, able to speak english, not employed
  • Reed, Beverly, dau, female, white, age 8/12m, single, not able to read or write, b CT, father and mother b CT, not employed

Social Security Death Index

Name: Harvey Reed SSN: 045-05-2252 Last Residence: 29654 Honea Path, Anderson, South Carolina, United States of America Born: 21 Jun 1888 Last Benefit: 29654 Honea Path, Anderson, South Carolina, United States of America Died: Jun 1981 State (Year) SSN issued: Connecticut (Before 1951)

1930 US Federal Census: Roll 273, Madison, New Haven County, CT., Supervisors District 5, ED 145, pg 11B, 26Apr1930, line 79, dwelling No 327, family No 331:

  • Dudley, Augusta A, head, value of home: 8000, radio, not on a farm, male, white, age 62, married, age 19 at time of marriage, did not attend school, able to read and write, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY, able to speak english, watchman in a cosmetic factory, wage, employed, not a veteran
  • Dudley, Mary B, wife, female, white, age 59, married at age 15, did not attend school, able to read and write, b CT, father b CT, mother b Mass, able to speak english, not employed
  • Reed, Beverly E, grandaughter, female, white, age 10, single, attended school, able to read and write, b CT, father and mother b CT, able to speak english, not employed.
Line 82, Dwelling No 328, Family No 332:
  • Benedict, Burton A., head, rent, value 8, not a farm, male, white, age 59, single, did not attend school, able to read and write, b CT, father b CT, mother b MA, able to speak english, laborer in a Park, wage, employed, not a veteran

Footnotes

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.

Mary is not listed as a child of Eliakim Starr and Ellen F (Gilmore) Benedict in Benedicts To America, Vol II, Pg 313

It is not known who raised Mary, or how she arrived in Madison, New Haven County, CT

It is said by family that Mary and her husband sold land to the State of CT that was turned into Hammonasset Beach State Park, 923 acres, 2 miles East of Madison, off US 1; 1 mile S off I-95, exit 62. This is Connecticut’s largest waterfront park.

-- SandeeToo - 18 Nov 2008
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