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Charles Elue Benedict

Family reference: 352.257.54

Born Born 15 Oct 1903 near Balaclava, St. Vincent twp., Grey co., Ontario
Married Married 14 May 1921 Aleda Martha Doran at St. Vincent twp., Grey co., Ontario
Died Died 12 Feb 1967 Meaford, St. Vincent twp., Grey co., Ontario



  1. Ellis Elue Benedict
  2. Bernice Audrey Benedict
  3. Muriel Benedict
  4. Lyle Steward Benedict
  5. Joyce Benedict
  6. Norma May Benedict
  7. Carl Allan Benedict
  8. Angus Vernon Benedict
  9. Joanne Benedict
  10. Beth Benedict

The Parents of Charles

Charles’ Early Years

Charles and Aleda

The Final Years of Charles

CHARLES ELUE BENEDICT OF MEAFORD DIES; ---Meaford - Charles Benedict, 63, died Sunday at his home on Miller Street. Mr. Benedict was born near Balaclava, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benedict. he farmed for several years on the 11th and 9th lines of St. Vincent Township. About 24 years ago he moved to Meaford where he was a laborer. On May 14, 1923 he married Aleda Doran who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Ellis of Owen Sound, Lyle of Meaford, Carl of Scarboro and Angus of Prince George, B.C. and six daughters, Bernice, Mrs. Stanley Dainton of Highland Creek, Muriel, Mrs. Rod Franklin of Wasaga Beach, Joyce, Mrs. Fyfe Butchart, Norma, Mrs Wilfred Dunlop, Joan and Beth, Mrs. Ted Bumstead all of Meaford, 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild, Two sisters, Violet, Mrs. William Woolley, of Meaford and Pearl, Mrs. Lorenzo Fulford, of Owen Sound. He was predeceased by one brother and one sister. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford, St. Vincent Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada.

The Final Years of Aleda

DEATH OF MRS. CHARLEY BENEDICT, MEAFORD;--Mrs Charley Benedict, 70, of Meaford died Friday, October 8, 1977 in the Meaford Nursing Home. Born in Woodford, the daughter of the late Ellis and Tersha Doran. She and Mr. Benedict, whom she married 53 years ago, farmed in St. Vincent Township for several years before moving to Meaford, where they lived for most of their lives. Mr. Benedict died in 1967. She is survived by four sons, Ellis of Owen Sound, Lyle of Meaford, Carl of Scarborough and Angus of Kamloops, British Columbia and Six daughters, Bernice , Mrs. Stan Dainton of Westhill, Murial, Mrs, Rod Franklin of Wasaga Beach, Joyce, Mrs. Fyfe Butchart, Norma, Mrs Wilf Dunlop, Joanne, Mrs Jean Massey and Beth, Mrs. Ted Bumstead, all of Meaford. Also surviving are a Brother Stewart of Meaford, 24 grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister died previously. Interment in Lakeside Cemetery, Meaford, St. Vincent Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada.


Some notes on the children

  • Ellis Elue Benedict; born Dec. 18, 1923; Sergeant in Canadian Army in WWII; married Violet Peppercorn, a war bride from England; resided in East Owen Sound, Ontario.1 Obituary is in Owen Sound Sun Times, Jan. 10, 2006.
    • Gail Benedict; married Gerry Lorens
      • Julie Lorens
      • Peter Lorens
    • Eric Benedict; married Theresa Chenier
      • Jacqueline Benedict
      • Charles Benedict
    • Penny Benedict; married Marvin Legace
      • Sandra Legace
  • Bernice Audrey Benedict; born May 3, 1927; married Stan Dainton/Denton; resided Toronto, Ontario.1
    • Georgina Dainton/Denton; married Richard Reid
    • Raymond Dainton/Denton; married Doris Hulman
  • Muriel Benedict; born Sept. 3, 1928; married Rod Franklin; resided Wasoga Beach, Ontario.1
    • Joyce Ann Franklin; married Don Smith
    • Nancy Franklin; married Sam Kane
    • James Franklin
    • Debbie Franklin
    • Cathy Franklin
    • Rhona Franklin
  • Lyle Stewart Benedict; born Oct. 26, 1929; married Emm Jean White; resided Meaford, Ontario.1
    • Patricia Benedict; married James Knott
    • Marjorie Benedict
  • Joyce Benedict; born Oct. 15, 1930; married Pyle Butchard; resided Meaford, Ontario.1
  • Norma May Benedict; born Aug. 30, 1934; married Wilfred Dunlop; resided Meaford, Ontario.1
    • Jerry Dunlop
    • Ruth Dunlop
  • Carl Allan Benedict; born Sept. 15, 1935; married Margaret Steele; resided Scarboro, Ontario.1
    • Larry Benedict
    • Bradley Benedict
    • Jeffrey Benedict
  • Angus Vernon Benedict; born Jan. 23, 1938; married Linda McFayden; resided Manitowaning,Ontario.1
    • Glenn Benedict
    • Aleda Benedict
  • Joanne Benedict; born April 19, 1942; married Jean Massey; resided Meaford, Ontario.1
    • Michelle Massey
    • Michael Massey
  • Beth Benedict; born Dec. 2, 1946; married Ted Bumstead; resided Meaford, Ontario.1
    • Tracey Bumstead
    • Bruce Bumstead


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", Vol. II by Elwyn E. Benedict; 1st pub. 1969; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

-- JimBenedict - 18 Dec 2005 -- DonaldElliott - 14 Feb 2006
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