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Caleb Moore Benedict

Family reference: 352.254.4

Born Born abt. 1868 Wallaceburg, Chatham Twp., Ontario
Died Died 1 July 1947  
Married Married 4 July 1891 Luella Alice Bucher at Wallaceburg, Chatham Twp. Ontario



  1. Emma Viola Benedict; b. 15 Oct 1892
  2. William Edward Benedict; b. 24 Aug 1894; d. 21 Oct 1918 Wallaceburg
  3. Leona May Benedict; b. 29 Jun 1898
  4. Joseph Moon Benedict?; b.1901
  5. Harriet Augusta Benedict?; b. July 06, 1906

The Parents of Caleb Benedict

Calebís Early Years

Caleb's full name appears to be Caleb Moore Benedict.

Caleb Benedict is going to leave us. He intends starting for the Klondyke in a few days.

-Departure to Klondyke in Wallaceburg Herald dated 3 Feb 1898

Caleb and Luella

005656-91 (Kent Co.) Caleb BENEDICK, 24, farmer, Chatham, Keith, s/o John & Harriett, married Luella BUCHER, 18, Chatham, Keith, d/o Joseph & Emma, witn Almo McJAMES of Keith & Mrs. A.J. VINNING of Wallaceburg, on 4 July 1891, at Wallaceburg

The Final Years for Caleb


A very enjoyable time was spent at the home of Mr. Caleb Benedict, Wallaceburg, last Sunday, when the children of Mr. Joseph Booker, father of Mrs. Benedict, gathered together for the first time in sixteen years. The family re-union consisted of two sons and three daughters: Mrs. C. Benedict, Mrs. Austin Current of Wallaceburg, and Miss Sylvia Booker of Detroit; Will Booker of Wallaceburg, and Clinton Booker of Detroit; also the latters' husbands and wives, and the grandchildren, also other friends and relatives from out of town.

-Notice in the Wallaceburg News dated 15 Feb 1912


There passed away, in Chatham general hospital on July 1st, Caleb M. Benedict, aged 80 years. Mr. Benedict has been in ill health for some time and was hospitalized for many months. The funeral service was held Thursday, July 3rd from the Locke Funeral Home in Ridgetown, with Rev. Guenther in charge. Interment was in Duart Cemetery.

Mr. Benedict was the last surviving member of the family of the late Smedley Benedict and Harriet Dusten of the East Branch. For many years he resided in Wallaceburg where he was employed by the Dominion Sugar Co.

Thirty-eight years ago he moved to Ridgetown where he resided until his death. He is survived by two daughters and one son, Mrs. Riley Judson (Emma) Wallaceburg, Mrs. Wm. Burge (Leonne) Detroit, and Joseph of Pontiac. Those from Wal... [rest missing in image]

-Obituary in Wallaceburg News dated 10 July 1947


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